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Stuff that’s just out of reach…

While waiting around for a guest who we couldn’t quite reach on the phone, we talked ended up talking about some things that people strive for that are hard…or even impossible to reach. Similar to a recent episode of the podcast “Reply All,” we’re trying to identify a children’s horror movie or TV show from…

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What if that nagging pain is really something serious? w/Jacob Ross

A few weeks ago, our good friend Jacob Ross was very sick but he didn’t know it. What he thought was a pinched nerve turned out to be a dangerous, and potentially lethal, accumulation of fluid around his heart. He’s much better now, so we can ask: how could this have happened to a young,…

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How do you prep for your first Ragnar or Spartan Race? w/James Van Prooyen & Rich Nicholes of the Ragnar Life Podcast

We’re not runners, so we’re definitely not racers. We followed up last week’s episode on starting to run with a conversation about setting a goal to compete on one of a couple of popular types of races. Both of these have large, supportive communities and are considered to be a lot of fun. Is the…

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How do you get started running (and why it might be a good idea)? w/James Van Prooyen & Rich Nicholes of the Ragnar Life Podcast

A lot of people grew up running for sports, but plenty of people stop just as soon as they can and never do it again. We ask runners James Van Prooyen & Rich Nicholes to tell us how to get started (or started again). Once you get your ass off the couch, what does the…

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How do you build a strongman community so great that it ends up in a Super Bowl commercial? w/Kalle Beck of Starting Strongman

We finally connect with Kalle Beck, the man behind StartingStrongman.com. If you saw the Facebook commercial during the Super Bowl, the Oscars, etc., you’ve seen Kalle and some of the members of the online strongman community he started years ago. How did he get interested in strongman in the first place? Did he really quit…

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