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Interviews with awesome sci fi and fantasy storytellers about world building, creative process and more! Whether you're an aspiring writer or just an avid fan, join us for discussions staying sane while writing, strange ornamental weapons lying around the desk and, inevitably, Skyrim. An official partner of Tor UK, my favourite publisher of SFF & horror.
 
Founded with the belief that what makes a great athlete makes a great person, each week Ken interviews the brightest minds in sports performance, strength and conditioning, mental performance and wellness to understand what today's elite athletes are doing to perform at the highest levels. Through exploration of new concepts and methods he’ll seek to understand how you can apply this to reach your own athletic goals, but more importantly your potential as a person. Because although your play ...
 
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Noah Savage returns for this week’s episode to talk about fatherhood, stand-up comedy during a pandemic, learning from experts, and the importance of surrounding yourself with great people. Follow Noah: Instagram: @yoitsthesav Twitter: @yoitsthesav Podcast: The World According to Noah Savage YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUw-0LfucF8JwpB…
 
In this week’s episode Ken worries that somewhere along the way the softer generation of this bubble wrapped world has lost sight of the need for physical preparation as a part of the human existence. That’s right friends, we’re diverting from the show’s usual programming for a good old fashioned podcast rant! Listen to hear Ken on his soapbox scar…
 
Rewire your brain to improve performance? CEO at Inspired Performance Don Wood joins today’s shows to explain how past trauma inhibits your emotional and physical wellbeing and prevents people from reaching their full potential. With an approach based on cutting edge neuroscience, Dr. Wood takes an alternative approach to traumatic therapy and help…
 
Biological Immortality? It might sound like science fiction, but computational biologist and science writer Dr. Andrew Steele joins today’s show to reveal the scientific research that is being conducted within the little known longevity research community that very well may “cure” aging within our lifetime. In today’s show, Dr. Andrew Steele explai…
 
Chris Barnard is the founder and head strength and conditioning coach of Overtime Athletes. He provides coaching to elite professional athletes and amateurs alike, but has long been a leader in the online coaching and sports performance space making his team’s first class coaching available to the masses through Overtime Athletes’ popular online pl…
 
Zach Bitter can run farther than you… a lot farther than you. Over the last 10 years Zach Bitter has been a dominant force in the sport of Ultra Marathon running and has almost become synonymous with unthinkable feats of endurance. Among his many accolades he’s been a three time national champion (50 Mile, 100 KM) and has held the world records for…
 
In this week’s show Ken talks about his recent attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most Pull Ups with a 100 lb pack in under a minute and the soul crushing defeat he felt upon learning months later the attempt was disqualified… alright, soul crushing might be a bit much, but he certainly was in a mood. Ken explains to Sonia why it’s wort…
 
Meet the Fittest Woman on Earth. Tia-Clair Toomey is the 4x reigning CrossFit Games Champion. During that same span in her off season she has also earned the distinction of Olympian, Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist in weightlifting… and, oh! Almost forgot. She’s also a bobsledder. With a laundry list of world class accolades next to her name Tia j…
 
Meet the man who bear crawled the NYC Marathon. Yes, you read that correctly. This winter in below freezing weather Devon Levesque began the incredible athletic feat of physical and mental endurance in Brooklyn on the evening of October 30th and finished 20 hours and 48 minutes later that next day in NYC’s Central park to complete the unthinkable 2…
 
You’ve been programmed wrong. Ray “Cash” Care is in the business of pain and he joins this week's show to share why most people need to rewire their mindset to achieve personal growth. A Navy Seal of 12 Years, Ray spent another 8 years as a Government Security contractor before finding his true calling, helping people. He is the Founder of CONQUER,…
 
What it takes to realize your childhood dream. In a world where amateur and professional sports have become an arms race that is often defined by the “Haves” and the “Have Nots” Raquel Rodriguez shares her journey from being a young aspiring soccer star in Costa Rica to becoming the NCAA Division I Women’s National Player of the Year (Honda Sports …
 
Dr. Philip Goglia is quite possibly the most interesting Nutritionist on the planet, but he only wants to talk Salmon. A legend in the nutrition industry (among others), Dr. Philip Goglia has been working as a certified nutritionist for over 30 years. He also holds the distinction of being an All American Collegiate Wrestler, a member of the Bodybu…
 
Dr. Jaquish is here to revolutionize the fitness industry whether you like it or not. Dr. John Jaquish is the author of the new book “Weight Lifting is a Waste of Time: So is Cardio, and there’s a better way to have the body you want”. He is the Inventor of the X3 Bar at home fitness trainer. A biomechanical engineer by trade, Dr. Jaquish’s first i…
 
This one’s all about Fat Loss ladies and gents. Dr. Alex Harrison joins today’s show as a follow up to discuss Ken and Sonia’s 2021 new year resolution and to help our listeners keep it tight! Dr. Harrison is a former Team USA Bobsledder and Lead Endurance Consultant at Renaissance Periodization. Dr. Harrison works with professional and amateur ath…
 
Bi-lateral training is making the body dumber. Legendary strength and conditioning coach Mike Boyle joins today’s show to talk about Functional Training. He is the Co-Founder of the Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning Center. The author of two innovative books on the topic of Functional Training. He is the former Strength and Conditioning Coach fo…
 
Relentless determination and the wise words of Momma Peterson. Gunnar Peterson is one of the most widely recognized Personal Trainers on the Planet. Formerly the Head Strength and Endurance Coach for the Los Angeles Lakers during their run to the 2020 NBA Championship, Gunnar has long been the Strength and Conditioning Coach behind some of the most…
 
The misconception about “maintaining” and how the All Blacks get Stronger in Season. The New Zealand All Blacks have unparalleled international success and have long been the dominant force in the sport of Rugby. Dr. Nic Gill is the longtime Head Strength and Conditioning Coach who has helped keep the All Blacks at peak performance for well over a …
 
Live longer and die healthy. Dr. Shadi Vahdat is the Chief Medical Officer for the Create Cures Foundation. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and holds additional certifications in Functional and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Vahdat graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein…
 
Improving your breathing can revolutionize your life and fitness. Patrick McKeown is an expert in breathing re-education and provides breath training and programming that has helped elite athletes increase energy and focus, improve resiliency and reach their full athletic potential. Author of The Oxygen Advantage and Founder of the training program…
 
Innovate and keep an open mind. Coach Joe Kenn is one of the preeminent strength and conditioning coaches in all of sport and is widely known for being the creator of The Tier System. The founder of Big House Power, Joe has been the recipient of the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, NSCA Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coach of th…
 
4 Pillars to live a more optimized and sustainable life. Cristian Plascencia is the Co-Founder of The Durable Athlete. Prior to starting his own company he worked as the Durability Coach at Onnit Gyms in Austin,Texas where he specialized in educating coaches and athletes how to integrate movement and breathing techniques to assist in recovery proto…
 
Big data shows Nature has the power to heal. Professional Adventure Racer and Founder and CEO of NatureQuant Jared Hanley joins today’s episode to talk extreme endurance sport and share how his company is reshaping the way the world measures the impact nature has on our lives. A veteran of professional Expedition races Jared shares the grueling phy…
 
Can controlled exposure to heat unlock improved athletic performance? Dr. Christopher Minson, Head of University of Oregon Department of Physiology and an expert in thermoregulation, sits down to answer the question. A former competitive athlete himself, Dr. Minson shares how the combination of his interest in athletics paired with a fascination fo…
 
With what feels like the longest year on record coming to an end Ken and Sonia take a step back to reflect on the mess that was 2020. Heading into what looks to be a long winter, they sit down to map out their goals for 2020. Mentioned In the Show: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/smart-goals.htm Follow The Professional Athlete Podcast with …
 
Jason Khalipa is a former CrossFit Games champion and is one of the most recognizable faces in the rapidly growing sport. During his incredible run as a CrossFit athlete Jason simultaneously founded NCFIT, a digital platform and physical gyms that operate globally. Today when not running his business he balances being an author, podcast host and pr…
 
Dr. Kensa Gunter is a licensed psychologist and Certified Mental Performance Consultant. She is currently the acting President of the Association for Applied Sport Pschology (AASP) and is a member of the newly created U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee External Mental Health Task Force. Dr. Kensa works with Professional, Collegiate and amateur ath…
 
Beginning in their younger brother’s Philadelphia University dorm room, Jim and Jake DeCicco co-founded KITU Super Coffee with their brother Jordan and in five years’ time have grown the company from a gritty bootstrapped startup to a national CPG brand and category leader that can be found on the shelves of grocers including WalMart, Whole Foods a…
 
Dr. Margaret Rutherford has been a psychologist with her own private therapy practice for over 25 years. She’s the host of the popular Self Work Podcast and author of the book Perfectly Hidden Depression. Her work has been featured in publications including Huffington Post, Psychology Today and she has gained notoriety for her compassionate common-…
 
Sonia steps out of the Run It By My Wife section and joins as the lead in this week’s show to share her recent experience completing a 5 Day Fasting Mimicking Diet. With no shortage of short and long term benefits to choose from Sonia shares the real reason she chose to fast. Talks about the effect of the diet on both her physical and mental state …
 
Dave Maloney is the founder of the D10 Decathlon. A former D1 track athlete at the University of Auburn, Dave and some friends informally set out one weekend in a NYC park to crown the best athlete on Wall Street. Fast forward 10 years and the D10 Decathlon now operates nationwide across 6 cities, is one of the premier competitions for amateur corp…
 
Diamond Dallas Page is a world renowned Hall of Fame wrestler, Actor and founder of DDP Yoga. Inducted as a WWE Hall of Famer in 2017, DDP’s career spanned over two decades across the WCW, WWF, TNA and AEW. By all accounts DDP made the transition to Wrestler later in life, but defied the odds and became a three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, …
 
Matt Iseman has been the long time host of the four time Emmy nominated show “American Ninja Warrior” and is also the current host of “Live Rescue” on A&E. To fill any free time that might’ve existed he also hosts the Factorious Podcast, is a regular guest on 25 Words or Less, won the “Celebrity Apprentice” and became a “Lip Sync Battle” Champion w…
 
Chris Korfist is an internationally recognized speed expert. One of the most decorated high school track coaches in the country, Chris has helped develop more than 80 all state athletes and his methods and approach have been so revolutionary he has consulted with professional sports teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA and internationally in the Rugby League…
 
Steve Calhoun has been ranked as one of the top 5 quarterback coaches in America by Bleacher Report and counts over 30+ NFL Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers among his clients. Steve is often associated with a who’s who of Pro Bowlers, Super Bowl Champions and First Round NFL Draft Picks, but he has been giving back and teaching the fundamentals to E…
 
Sleep Specialist and Consultant to elite athletes, pro sports teams and leagues joins todays show. Cheri is a Research Fellow at University of California San Francisco’s Human Performance Center and UCSF School of Medicine. Driven by an interest in the impact of sleep on mental and physical performance in elite athletes she has become a leading aut…
 
Certified hypnotist specializing in sports hypnosis for professional and competitive athletes Lia Nees joins the show. In an industry that has often carried a stigma and been plagued by misconceptions, Lia joins today’s show to set the record straight and offer a crash course as to what hypnosis is and isn’t. Having worked with a number of top tier…
 
Ken and Sonia depart from the normal format to reflect back on the first 6 months of the show. They discuss the benefits and challenges that come with trying to live an active lifestyle with young kids. Sonia shares how she stayed in shape during and after pregnancy. The challenge of working out with young kids and how she gets creative to get her …
 
Former NFL Running Back for the Baltimore Ravens and NCAA Record Holder at Georgia Tech Prince Daniels Jr. joins today’s show. Following an abrupt end to his promising professional playing career due to injury, Prince has become a practitioner of mindfulness and meditation. An inspiring and candid conversation, Prince joins the show to share his li…
 
3x Olympian and one of the most highly decorated American Long Distance Runners of all time, Galen Rupp joins today’s show. Galen has proven himself as one of the most dominant, successful and enduring American runners in history. His collegiate career at the University of Oregon was punctuated by 5 NCAA Track and Field Division 1 National Champion…
 
Captain Chris Walsh is a Special Tactics officer with the 24th Air Force Special Operations Wing. A member of the Air Force’s World Class Athlete Program, Chris is also a member of Team USA Bobsled and is an Olympic Hopeful for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Self-diagnosed with a need for speed Chris also competes in Endurance Road Racing Eve…
 
A member of Team USA’s Adaptive Surf Team, Jose Martinez is a U.S. Army Veteran and motivational speaker. While serving in Afghanistan in 2012 Jose stepped on an I.E.D that resulted in the loss of three of Jose’s limbs and contributed to other significant medical complications. As part of a rehabilitation process that would take years, Jose was Int…
 
Champion Mix Martial Artist and UFC Coach Bubba Jenkins joins today’s show. A former NCAA Division 1 All American and National Champion Wrestler, Bubba today fights in The Professional Fighters League. Bubba has notably fought in Bellator and the Brave Combat Federation where he recently won and defended his Featherweight title. A world class amate…
 
Former Team USA Bobsledder and current Lead Endurance Consultant at Renaissance Periodization joins today’s show for an insightful conversation about perseverance, belief in oneself and the control we have over our own destiny. With a PhD in sports physiology and performance, Dr. Alex works with professional and amateur athletes alike dial in their…
 
Caraun Reid is a defensive lineman and 6 year veteran of the NFL. Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 5th round of the 2014 NFL Draft, he has played in both starting and rotational roles for the San Diego Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. Longevity aside, Ken’s favorite stat about his fellow te…
 
Dr. Colleen Hacker has served as a member of the United States Coaching Staff for 6 Olympic Games as a Mental Skills Coach and Performance Psychology Specialist. She began her National Team Service starting in 1995 working with U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and most recently served on the Gold Medal staff for USA Ice Hockey in the 2018 Olympic …
 
4x CrossFit Games competitor and Founder of Dark Horse Rowing joins today for an insightful wide ranging show. Shane has notably worked with past CrossFit Games champions and has worked to make the incredibly versatile sport of rowing more approachable for the broader fitness community. A modern renaissance man, we break the ice with a little agric…
 
Strength and Conditioning Coach and Founder of Juggernaut Training Systems joins today’s show. A former elite powerlifter and 2x collegiate shot put national champion, Chad has been competing and coaching at the upper echelon of sport for over 10 years. Chad has posted Top 10 all time powerlifting totals in both wraps (2325#) and sleeves (2226#) an…
 
As a member of the U.S. Women’s Sabre Olympic Team, Monica won a bronze medal for the U.S. Women’s team in 2016. More recently, she and her teammates won gold at the 2019 Pan Am games and before COVID-19 hit was in preparation for team qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. A former two time team national champion in college at Penn Sta…
 
The endurance coach behind CrossFit Games Champions Rich Froning, Matt Fraser, Tia-Claire Toomey, Katrin Davidstotter and 30 CrossFit Games Champions in totals joins the show. Chris Hinshaw has recently made his name as The Endurance Authority in the world of CrossFit in the last decade, but he has been a master of all things Aerobic Capacity long …
 
Dr. Glenn Wakam is a General Surgery Resident at the University of Michigan. He has been one of the many healthcare workers who have been on the frontlines during the COVID-19 Crisis in America working to keep those inflicted with the illness safe. A witness to the heartbreaking conditions created by the pandemic, Glenn co-authored a moving piece t…
 
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