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50% Facts with Silent Mike & Jim McD

50% Facts with Silent Mike & Jim McD

Life’s too short to be half right! Veteran podcasters Mike "Silent Mike" Farr and Jim McDonald try to answer a single question. Any question is fair game, but most involve health, fitness, nutrition, mental health, culture…even sex. They examine common misconceptions and then try to get to the correct answer -- often with the help of subject matter experts. They walk away with a better sense of the facts…and so do you.

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Who do you want on your team? | One Good Question

Aug. 12, 2022

This week’s question is a goody. EvilFern asked: Qualities you look for in people when assembling a team? Thinking more in terms of business/management. Have a question for us? Hit us up on social media and use the ha…

Which athlete (or lifter) inspired you the most?

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Inspired by a series of online polls ranking Yuri Belkin, Russ Orhii, and Dan Bell by the likes of Jonnie Candito and our friends at Massenomics, we decided to ask what might be a more important question. Who inspired or con…

Private vs. Public life balance? | One Good Question

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This week’s Discord question: Ty asked: How do you balance your personal private life from Good Company/YouTube/social media/etc? We had a couple different takes on this question: How do we divide our time between work…

Middle finger ethics

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Athletes who are “characters” are a lot more fun to follow. But how much is too much? CrossFit Games athlete Danielle Brandon appeared in a picture posted by CrossFit flipping the bird at her own promotional image. Many comm…

Which one fitness trend should come back (and which one absolutely shouldn’t)? | One Good Question

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A time travel question from our Discord. Eddydrizzle asked: If you could go back in time and bring back one trend (fitness or not) what would it be? Have a question for us? Hit us up on social media and use the hashtag…

Is it ok to fat shame Elon Musk? | Guest Coach Joe Grinstain

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A recent picture of a shirtless, chunky Elon Musk has drawn a lot of conversation online, especially when compared to the equally shirtless, but lean and muscular super talent agent Ari Emanuel (he was the inspiration for th…

About the Hosts

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Jim McDonald

Creator and Co-host

Jim left the corporate world behind a couple of decades ago and became a consultant in IT and healthcare marketing. In the early 2000s, he discovered powerlifting and began to document its training and some of its greatest performances as an early YouTube fitness creator. He focused on visuals that helped the audience understand not only the technical aspects of powerlifting but also the emotions that drive lifters to lift. Eventually, he created a chart-topping podcast along with Mike Farr… just before the worldwide explosion in podcast listenership. His role at 3SB is both administrative and creative, and he’s finding the balance between those a day at a time.

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Mike Farr


Mike Farr, aka Silent Mike, has dedicated his life to supporting others in their goals and to building community. After spending over 15 years playing and coaching basketball he switched gears into the weight room. Over the last decade, he focused on helping thousands of athletes around the world with their strength and fitness goals. Powerlifting is considered an individual sport but Mike has found his role in helping others through education and entertainment using the barbell as his vessel.