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Episodes

Is Olive Oil the Best Oil? w/Mike’s Mom Maria

Jan. 31, 2019

Mike’s mom, Maria Farr, is a certified olive oil judge and sensory panelist. With all the recent focus on fats in our diets, we decided to bring her on to help educate us – and you – on a particularly tasty fat. Our question…

Vertical Jump/Box Jump: Can you improve & should you try? w/Jacob Ross

Jan. 24, 2019

Vertical jump has become a test of athleticism, but is it something you can train? Box jumps have come around again in popularity, but are they an important training tool...or just a cool trick? What contributes to being goo…

Blood Flow Restriction Training: Is it all it’s pumped up to be? w/Layne Norton, PhD

Jan. 16, 2019

You can call it Blood Flow Restriction (BRF), occlusion, or Kaatsu, but the idea is all the same: Keep some extra blood in the muscles of your arm or leg and get a massive pump. But is this superior to working out the regula…

Is Sports-specific Training a Gimmick? w/Jacob Ross

Jan. 10, 2019

Can activities in the gym that are built around the requirements of a specific sport actually help athletes get better at that sport? Our good friend, Jacob Ross --  an athletic performance coach and consultant who currently…

Is All the Fake Sugar Hate Just Fake News? w/Layne Norton, PhD

Jan. 3, 2019

We get started by talking about what’s becoming a pretty uncommon experience for a lot of people: Actually leaving your house to watch a movie. Wrapping up a run of nutrition and diet-related episodes, we talk about a group …

What is (Dietary) Fat and Why Does It Make Everything Delicious? with Eric Helms, PhD

Dec. 26, 2018

Our fourth episode takes a look at the final macronutrient: fat. We spend a few minutes discussing the documentary “Transformer” about Janae Marie Kroczaleski…and our small part in it. We also discuss streaming services and …

What is the Glycemic Index (and should it make us eat some kinda way)? w/Layne Norton, PhD

Dec. 20, 2018

In our third episode, we take a side step from carbs into the glycemic index – the potential impact of differing amounts of carbs in foods. We kick things off with a quick discussion about the inherent strangeness of making …

What Are Carbohydrates (and Why Is Everybody So Mad at Them)? w/Eric Helms

Dec. 13, 2018

Our second episode is a look at a second macronutrient: carbohydrates. After a quick discussion about the fact that we’re probably both HSP (Highly Sensitive People), we talk about some of our goals for the show and ways tha…

What is (Dietary) Protein Anyway? (with Eric Helms, PhD)

Dec. 6, 2018

We’re kicking this new show off by asking seemingly basic questions about diet and nutrition. First up, “What is (dietary) protein anyway?" After a quick catch up session, we talk through the “facts” of what we think we know…

Introducing "50% Facts" | December 5, 2018

Nov. 29, 2018

Introducing 50% Facts! A brand new show from Mike Farr and Jim McDonald Premiering December 5, 2018 Most of us walk around knowing about HALF of what we think we know. On this show, we take a single, granular question on a p…