150 episodes

Life’s too short to be half right! Veteran podcasters Mike "Silent Mike" Farr and Jim McDonald try to answer a single question without any research – then ask an expert what they got right or wrong. Any question is fair game, but most involve health, fitness, nutrition, mental health, culture…even sex. They walk away with a better sense of the facts…and so do you.

Business inquiries: Jim@thejimmcd.com

50% Facts Jim McDonald and Mike Farr

    • Fitness
    • 4.9, 1.8K Ratings

Life’s too short to be half right! Veteran podcasters Mike "Silent Mike" Farr and Jim McDonald try to answer a single question without any research – then ask an expert what they got right or wrong. Any question is fair game, but most involve health, fitness, nutrition, mental health, culture…even sex. They walk away with a better sense of the facts…and so do you.

Business inquiries: Jim@thejimmcd.com

    How do you know when to make a big change? w/Hani Jazayrli of The Strength Athlete

    How do you know when to make a big change? w/Hani Jazayrli of The Strength Athlete

    Hani Jazayrli is an engineer by education, but he found that coaching was more of a passion for him so he decided to follow it. Eventually, he added real estate sales into the mix as a way to keep his coaching load manageable. He talked us through the process of making these transitions and how he knew that the timing…and the changes…were right.

    Just because you enjoy something, does that really mean it should be your career?

    • 1 hr 11 min
    What is good company? w/The 3SB Crew

    What is good company? w/The 3SB Crew

    The motto of our new gym is “Good Company.” Mike, Jim, Connor, and Kyle talk about what the phrase means to each of us. We kick things off with an update on what we’ve accomplished and what we’ve learned already through the process of renovation and creating a new gym.  

    Sandwiched in between are discussions about customer service challenges and influencer authenticity.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    What’s up with Canada? w/Omar Isuf and the 3SB Crew

    What’s up with Canada? w/Omar Isuf and the 3SB Crew

    We decided it had been way too long since we talked to our good Canadian friend and YouTuber, Omar Isuf.

    What’s he up to and how is Toronto weathering the pandemic? This episode is a fun conversation and a good way to spend an hour plus.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    What are we giving up because we avoid difficult conversations? w/Derek McCormick

    What are we giving up because we avoid difficult conversations? w/Derek McCormick

    Who really likes having difficult conversations? But if we can’t talk about the hard things, how do we learn to move on?

    Derek McCormick, author of “Tea Time with the Reaper” and “Grim’s After Tea Desserts” joins us to talk about how his wife’s illness and death lead him to become an advocate for facing difficult conversations head-on.

    We break down ways to speak plainly about topics like illness and death, and what can be gained by actually doing it.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Is it ok to tell jokes about a pandemic? w/Nick Scopoletti of the Mangina Dialogues podcast

    Is it ok to tell jokes about a pandemic? w/Nick Scopoletti of the Mangina Dialogues podcast

    Our friend Nick Scopoletti trains clients at an Equinox in Connecticut, but a couple years ago he got talked into trying standup comedy…and he hasn’t looked back. Nick was the subject of some very nice comments from last week’s guests from the Shameless Sex podcast, so it seemed like a good time to get him into the mix.

    Nick now hosts the Mangina Dialogues comedy podcast. They’ve had some amazing guests including Jaime Kennedy and Anthony Scaramucci (briefly White House communications director).

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Can you have shameless sex? w/Amy Baldwin and April Lampert of the Shameless Sex podcast

    Can you have shameless sex? w/Amy Baldwin and April Lampert of the Shameless Sex podcast

    Here’s the thing: Adult people have sex. At least, a lot of us do. Why aren’t we better at it, or at least better about talking about it? We asked Amy and April of the Shameless Sex podcast to help us tackle these questions.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!

Jim, host of the 50% Facts podcast, highlights all aspects of health & fitness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

ttrox88 ,

Just a good sometimes educational time

Great concept for a podcast where we can actually learn something while having a little fun. It’s a great listen for anytime specially during these crazy stay inside times we are living these days. Keep rocking it the best episodes are when you bring in Omar or just don’t necessary have a planned topic and planned/not planned insanity ensues!!!

BeyondGymWalls.com ,

Love the approach to these health and fitness topics!

I really like the way Mike and Jim approach various topics in the health and fitness space. First kicking the topic back and forth with their own knowledge and experience then bringing in an expert to dive even deeper. Great idea and delivery!

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