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Todd Nief is the owner of downtown Chicago's #1 CrossFit gym and the coach to multiple CrossFit Games athletes. He has been featured by Men's Fitness, WGN Radio, and NBC Chicago among others. His background in chemical engineering and as a musician in multiple death metal bands gives him a unique lens with which to unpack the models that people use to solve problems in complex areas like fitness, business, nutrition, music, economics and psychology.
 
Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, A Productive Conversation is a podcast that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, an ...
 
What makes a stand up comedian tick? How do they handle heckles and bad gigs? Are they brave or just mal adjusted individuals? And what makes them want to do this impossible job in the first place? Join Nathan Cassidy, stand up comedian and BA Sci in Psychology – a first from Bristol University – as he delves into the dark recesses of the comedian’s psyche in Psycomedy. Psycomedy has charted in India, Iceland, Macau, Singapore, Mongolia, France, Ireland, the UK, and was briefly number one in ...
 
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I first encountered Spenser’s work through his writing for the Morning Chalk Up, and at some point I clicked on enough links to realize that the majority of his work is on voting rights and election reform. I’ve been a subscriber to Spenser’s voting rights newsletter, so I wanted to get his take on how things went with New York City’s experiment in…
 
Jackie Hill Perry author of 'Gay Girl, Good God' and 'Holier Than Thou' talks to Justin about life, faith and why she turned her back on her lesbian identity when she became a Christian in this broadcast of a recent livestream in which she answered viewers questions too. To enter the giveaway for Jackie's books sign up to our newsletter: http://www…
 
Buddhism and Taoism expert Mike Sturm joins the show to uncover how to develop a deep personal relationship with yourself – the Wabi-Sabi way. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone calls…
 
First broadcast Sep 2010. Justin is joined for first time by famed physicist (now a Nobel prize winner) Sir Roger Penrose. He was joined by scientist theologian Alister McGrath to debate a book by Stephen Hawking that had been causing a stir - The Grand Design - and what it had to say about God, the universe and much more. More Resources: • For exc…
 
The importance of adequate antibiotic dosing in sepsis and pneumonia is well known. However, changes in the pharmacokinetics and dynamics of antibiotics makes it challenging to ensure the appropriate doses are given. Dr Jason Roberts is an internationally renowned ICU pharmacist and researcher, and he joins Todd to discuss these important issues, a…
 
Jesus was a Jew. But has Christianity become divorced from its Jewish roots? How should we understand the shared story and differences of these two great religious traditions? Journalist-priest Rev Giles Fraser who has been on a journey to rediscover his Jewish roots, interacts with Jewish scholar Prof Amy-Jill Levine, who has written extensively o…
 
Small business expert and former photographer Jeffrey Shaw unpacks how live the best self-employed life. This episode is sponsored by Canva Pro. It’s the easy-to-use design platform that has everything you need to design like a pro. It has all you need in one place, including a collection of over 75 million premium photos, videos, audio and graphic…
 
First broadcast in Sep 2010 when Pope Benedict the 16th was due to tour the UK. William Johnston a convert to catholicism and Duncan Boyd of the Protestant Truth Society debate whether the papacy is biblical. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://r…
 
The West is experiencing a meaning crisis says cognitive science and psychology professor John Vervaeke. He discusses the solutions with Catholic convert Sohrab Ahmari, author of 'The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the wisdom of tradition in an age of chaos'. For John Vervaeke: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke For Sohrab Ahmari: https://www.…
 
Manipulating the ventilator to protect the critically ill ARDS patient from harm, while simultaneously improving their condition, is one of the dark arts of intensive care practice. Airway Pressure Release Ventilation is a somewhat novel mode of mechanical ventilation which seeks to enhance lung recruitment while reducing lung injury. Ed Litton is …
 
From virtually no spending controls to ‘just take some’ vacation, Netflix’s innovation has stemmed from a simple set of rules. Erin Meyer uncovers how you can foster a culture of freedom and innovation. The episode is sponsored by Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service. Shopping for new clothes can be needlessly stressful so why not let Sti…
 
First broadcast in Aug 2010. Should people suffering from terminal illness or in terrible pain be allowed to take their own life? Should doctors help them? British law currently forbids it but there are voices asking for a change. At the forefront is "Dignity in Dying" whose Chief-Executive Sarah Wootton argues that allowing people to choose when a…
 
Revelation is one of the most mysterious and strange books in the Bible. Is it mapping out end times events? Is it just tripping? Or is it something else? Brett Davis, author of 'See The Strange: The Gospel according to Revelation' and Glenn Packiam author of 'Worship and the World To Come' join Justin to answer listener questions. Brett Davis: htt…
 
Mike Kim joins the show as I rebrand the podcast into ‘A Productive Conversation with Mike Vardy’. Find out how and why your brand evolves over time. This episode is sponsored by TextExpander. With TextExpander, you can unlock your productivity with its many features. With TextExpander you can make everything you write repetitively available everyw…
 
Traditionally we’ve measured the performance of the health system machine on hard endpoints such as mortality, and this is particularly so in ICU. In recent years however, we’ve begun to focus more on the patient experience, including their functional outcomes. Narrative and qualitative research has provided us with a better understanding of the em…
 
First broadcast in July 2010. Is belief in the supernatural inherent from birth? Is Christianity a psychological crutch or a path to emotional wholeness? Is God belief simply a result of evolution? Would it make belief untrue if it were? These and more questions get discussed in a show on the psychology of religion featuring atheist psychological t…
 
Debate has raged over the timeline of Christ's return. Daniel Goepfrich holds to 'premillennialism' - that Christ will return before a 1000 year reign of peace, Chris Date holds to 'amillennialism' - that there will be no literal 1000 year reign. For Chris Date https://rethinkinghell.com/ For Daniel Goepfrich https://www.theologyisforeveryone.com/ …
 
The intravenous cannula may be the most common procedure performed in healthcare. You probably perform several of them a day, without thinking twice. However, without attention to detail, it’s possible the humble cannula could cause your patient harm. Gillian Ray-Barruel is an experienced nurse researcher at Griffith University in Australia. Among …
 
Former professional basketball player Dre Baldwin shares how you can build repeatable success through systems he learnt from his athletic career. This episode is sponsored by Sit Down, Startup, a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. Getting your business off the ground is hard. Find out why customer experience is at the heart of success. The startup’s …
 
First broadcast July 2010. From shamanism, hallucenogenic drugs, out-of-body experiences, to being "filled with the Spirit". Christian author and barrister Charles Foster draws on these and many more to examine the biological evidence of what happens when people claim supernatural experiences. He debates atheist psychologist Susan Blackmore on thes…
 
Up to a quarter of emergency services calls relate to behavioural disturbance or mental health issues. For many patients, these calls end up in transportation to the emergency department, where the service struggles to meet the patient's needs. David Hardstaff is an experienced paramedic who is part of a novel approach to this problem, a prehospita…
 
The Big Conversation - Episode 5 | Season 3 Two leading voices in Origins of Life research, Paul Davies and Jeremy England, discuss whether a new understanding of physics could be the key to unlocking the mystery of how life first emerged. But where does this leave the concept of God as creator? England, who is an orthodox Rabbi, and Davies, who de…
 
First broadcast in June 2010, Ex-Christian Bob Price and New Testament scholar David Instone-Brewer debate slavery in the Old and New Testament. • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter https:…
 
Hypnosis is a powerful way to reprogram how we think and feel. Erika Flint uncovers how being in the present moment boosts productivity. This episode is sponsored by Canva Pro. It’s the easy-to-use design platform that has everything you need to design like a pro. It has all you need in one place, including a collection of over 75 million premium p…
 
While mechanical ventilation can be life saving, it can also cause its fair share of complications. Dr Kiran Shekar is an intensivist at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He heads a program of research exploring a range of therapies that may minimise these risks, including the subject of today's discussion, Extracorporeal CO2 remo…
 
While sepsis research in adults has gathered pace in recent years, similar work in paediatrics is lacking. Among those looking for the elusive "magic bullet" are researchers Sainath Raman and Luregn Schlapbach. In this fascinating podcast, they discuss the limitations of research in paediatric sepsis, the current evidence landscape, and their upcom…
 
Dr Gunter Bechly is a palaeontologist who became convinced that Darwinian evolution cannot explain the fossil record. He debates Intelligent Design with computational biologist Dr Joshua Swamidass who affirms an evolutionary account. For Gunter Bechly http://www.bechly.at For Joshua Swamidass http://www.peacefulscience.org • For exclusive resources…
 
Dave Bland is one of the most creative drummers currently playing extreme music. While technical wherewithal with blindingly fast blast beats is always appreciated, the ability to adapt to the varied styles present on Full of Hell records as well as the more straightforward death metal of Jarhead Fertilizer requires much more perspicacity. I first …
 
Approach your home with some mindfulness and find out how some simple cleaning routines can go a long way with cleaning expert Becky Rapinchuk. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers you access to your own licensed professional therapist – all from the comfort of wherever you are. You can arrange weekly video chats or phone call…
 
Resuscitation of hypotensive patients with sepsis traditionally involves up to several litres of crystalloid fluids before vasopressors are initiated. While this forms the basis for many sepsis management guidelines, the dogma is being challenged. In this latest podcast from the 2021 ANZICS CTG meeting in Noosa, Stephen McDonald joins Todd to talk …
 
Many patients undergoing Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in ICU require fluid removal. But how fast can you remove it? Dr Emily See is a Nephrologist and senior ICU fellow at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne Australia. She joins Todd on this edition of the podcast from the 2021 ANZICS CTG meeting in Noosa to talk about the concept of Net Ultra…
 
First broadcast in May 2010. Faith Forster of Ichthus Christian Fellowship and Sue Meyer who describes herself as an "Atheist freethinking feminist” debate whether the traditional Christian view of keeping sex within marriage is good or bad for men and women. • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievabl…
 
Stephen C Meyer of the Discovery Institute says that 3 key scientific advances in cosmology and biology have reignited the case for God. He discusses the claims in his new book 'The Return of the God Hypothesis' with Brian Keating, Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. For Stephen C Meyer https://stephencmeyer.org For Bri…
 
Once again, I’m joined by a fellow Canadian! Today’s guest is Ashley Whillans, a Behavioral Scientist and Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School in Negotiations, Organizations, and Markets. She’s the author of ‘Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life’, which I can’t wait to unpack in this interview. This episode is spon…
 
The Big Conversation - Episode 4 | Season 3. Many physicists have pointed out the extraordinary ‘fine tuning’ of the physical laws of the universe that have allowed life to develop within the cosmos. Luke Barnes believes it gives evidence for a designer behind the cosmos, whereas Sabine Hossenfelder disagrees, questioning whether we can even speak …
 
While it remains an uncommon event, some patients with cancer require ICU level care. Dr Tamishta Hensman is a senior ICU fellow at the Royal Darwin Hospital, and holds a Diploma of Palliative Care Medicine. Following her presentation at the recent CICM Annual Scientific Meeting, she joins Todd to discuss the latest data on survival, some common pr…
 
As a self-proclaimed “soulful storyteller”, Jenna Britton is a writer, coach and speaker. Finding Human Design was integral to helping Jenna find — and begin truly living — her life with clarity and ease. So in 2020, she began offering coaching sessions designed and aligned to help people like you understand how parts of your Human Design chart can…
 
Humans have an intuitive sense for who is important and well-connected. We like knowing “movers and shakers,” and we regularly engage in complicated social machinations — conscious or otherwise — to position ourselves close to the seat of influence. But what about the formal study of the spread of information through human networks? Matthew O. Jack…
 
The pandemic has changed the way churches deliver worship online and in-person. Justin is joined by church and worship leaders Tim Hughes, Muyiwa Olarewaju, Lucy Brierley & Graham Nicholls, to talk about lessons learned and what the future may look like. Originally broadcast as part of Spring Harvest 2021: Unrivalled. Justin also talks with Jon Yat…
 
Certified Speaking Professional Michelle Cederberg has captivated audiences across the world with her messages about how to set worthwhile goals and get energized for success. As a coach, consultant and professional speaker, Michelle educates busy, driven professionals about purpose, productivity – and the pursuit of better. The episode is sponsore…
 
First broadcast in 2010. James White of Alpha & Omega ministries defends the Bible as historically more reliable than the Koran. Adnan Rashid of the Hittin Institute argues for the Koran and criticises the transmission of Biblical writings. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievables…
 
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