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The Aaron Olson Podcast

By Aaron Olson
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Lizanne Falsetto on Entrepreneurship & Building a Health Food Empire

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Joel Bein on Hacking Your Career
Joel Bein, CEO of, is on a mission to help more people find a career that makes them come alive. He encourages us to follow our curiosity by learning-out-loud. Joel talks about his journey from music teacher to CEO of CareerHackers. He talks about the opportunities that can be found when you really go after something.  Links:   Chapters:  00:00:00 Joel Bein  00:02:37 Follow your curiosity   00:05:30 Do work that makes you come alive   00:07:48 Supercharge your career  00:13:06 Learning UX/UI with no experience
September 30, 2022
Lizanne Falsetto on Entrepreneurship & Building a Health Food Empire
Health food entrepreneur Lizanne Falsetto and I discuss how she built a health food empire that sold for 217 million and how she is now disrupting the dairy industry with betterland milk. We talk about how she pioneered the protein bar industry. We also talk about her latest venture - making milk without cows from fermented whey proteins. She shares what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how she became so damn smart (my words), and things you can do to improve your odds of success. Links:
September 03, 2022
Bryan Caplan on Thomas Szasz and The Myth of Mental Illness
Bryan Caplan and I discuss the ideas of the iconoclast social critic and psychiatrist Thomas Szasz. Dr. Caplan won the Thomas Szasz award in 2005 for his paper, The Economics of Szasz: Preferences, Constraints, and Mental Illness. We have a wide-ranging conversation about Szasz, his ideas, and how to help ourselves and others when struggling with life. Dr. Caplan shares some of his personal experiences with depression during Covid and how he got out of it. Related Episodes Bryan Caplan on Parenting: Anthony Stadlen on Szasz: Jeffrey Schaler on Szasz: Christopher Lane on Shyness: Irvin Kirsch on Antidepressants: Related Videos John Nash on Schizophrenia: Take These Broken Wings (Documentary about Schizophrenia): Titicut Follies (Mistreatment of Involuntary Patients): Crazywise Film: Jim Van Os on Schizophrenia: Chapters: 00:00 Intro to Bryan Caplan 00:35 Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids 00:56 How did you discover Thomas Szasz? 01:33 The Untamed Tongue 02:07 Insanity: The Idea and Its Consequences 02:34 Myth of Mental Illness 02:57 Ceremonial Chemistry 03:25 How long did it take you to understand Szasz? 06:13 What do you think most people misunderstood about Szasz? 08:14 Heavy drinkers respond to incentives 10:55 How homosexuality got declassified as a disease 11:41 Transvestism 12:34 The Useful Lie 12:56 Responsibility 14:34 Criticisms of Szasz 15:42 Szasz as a philosopher of mind 16:34 Scott Alexander 17:53 Drapetomania 18:06 What was it like to meet Szasz? 19:29 Suicide 20:05 Why do you think Szasz wrote so much? 21:00 Did you get pushback when writing your paper on Szasz? 22:19 Shakespeare and Szasz 23:24 Has Szasz helped you in your personal life? 27:12 Brittany Spears 28:27 Addiction is a Choice 29:05 Karl Kraus 29:51 Szasz's political beliefs 31:13 Suicide 32:29 Epicurus 32:54 Julian Simon 35:17 Surround yourself with friends 36:11 How do you stay productive? 37:51 Lucretius 39:01 How do you deal with depression during Covid? 41:16 Faith in Freedom 41:38 Free will 43:38 Writing advice 44:45 The Baader Meinhof Complex 46:43 Economics of Szasz 49:50 Rational vs. Irrational 52:53 Schizophrenia 56:10 Biographies of schizophrenics 59:15 Hearing voices
July 14, 2022
Mark Eglinton on the Enigma of John McAfee
Mark Eglinton talks with me about his adventures in writing, and his latest book on John McAfee's life called, No Domain: The John McAfee Tapes ( Chapters: 00:00:00 Mark Eglinton 00:00:33 How did Mark become a writer?  00:01:30 From caddy to writer  00:05:30 Do the work, just do it  00:06:00 Where do you start?  00:08:20 How do you start?  00:09:20 Get some distance from your work  00:10:27 Writing is the sexiest job ever  00:12:00 How is the money in writing?  00:12:15 Make shit happen  00:13:10 How Mark started working with John McAfee  00:14:28 John McAfee is The Great White Whale  00:15:45 Was John telling the truth?  00:19:00 Working with John was like being in a James Bond movie  00:20:45 John's relationship with his kids  00:24:10 John's early life as a programmer  00:25:40 John's work for NASA  00:27:44 John applied math to relationships  00:29:00 Did John ever work hard?  00:29:34 John and methamphetamine  00:30:28 John didn't want a corporate life  00:31:40 John's outlandish spending  00:32:23 John McAfee and yoga  00:33:15 John's yoga books 00:34:50 Amanda Milius 00:35:55 John McAfee weeps  00:37:27 John understood the human spirit  00:38:25 John leaves Belize  00:40:00 John marries Janice  00:41:00 John on the run in the US  00:41:40 Was John just paranoid?  00:42:18 Janice ties to poison John  00:43:10 John cancels the book project  00:46:30 Was John broke?  00:48:00 Canonic books on bitcoin  00:49:40 Books as NFTs  00:51:00 Will tech control us, or will we control tech?  00:52:00 Extras associated w/ the NFT  00:55:40 Canonic is seeing into the future  00:57:25 Steve Bannon  00:59:40 Mark on Twitter 01:00:00 Mark on Twetch
March 26, 2022
Low-Mileage Running: A Short Guide to Running Faster, Injury Free
Low-Mileage Running is a short guide to running faster, injury free. It focuses on avoiding injury while optimizing your training. The book provides practical training advice, workouts, and sample training plans for the 5k to Marathon. Throughout this book, I share how you can maximize your training and reduce injuries while running fewer miles. By listening to your body and focusing on quality workouts tailored to your event, you can improve your performance and avoid injury. Download the free PDF book here: Chapters: 00:00:00 Opening Credits  00:00:11 Introduction  00:00:36 How I Got Started  00:02:17 A New Approach  00:05:12 Quality Workouts  00:06:25 Stress + Rest = Adaptation  00:07:42 Creating Quality Workouts  00:08:02 Time Trials  00:09:52 Race Time Predictor 00:11:25 Intervals  00:12:56 Tracking workouts  00:13:54 Intensity  00:15:19 Training the Central Governor  00:16:53 Recovery  00:18:40 Training Guidelines  00:18:43 Economics of Running  00:19:46 Listen to Your Body  00:21:12 Adjusting on the Fly  00:21:33 Take a Holistic Approach  00:22:24 Follow the 80:20 Rule  00:23:15 Find the Minimum Effective Dose  00:24:15 Race Your Way Into Shape  00:25:46 Similar Workouts  00:26:19 Train Performance Not Physiology  00:27:13 Cross-training  00:27:50 Strength Training  00:28:19 Stretching  00:29:10 Sample Training Plans  00:29:51 Training Plans Guidelines 00:30:29 5k Training Plan 00:30:52 10k Training Plan 00:31:16 Half-Marathon Training Plan 00:31:42 Marathon Training Plan 00:32:17 Jeff Ford Interview 00:33:30 Conclusion  00:34:26 Closing Credits
March 20, 2022
David Gornoski on Jesus Christ, René Girard and Scapegoating
I talk with David Gornoski about René Girard's ideas on the role of scapegoating in society. David says that Jesus turned the traditional role of scapegoating on it's head. He maintains that Christ changed the course of society by destroying the pagan use of scapegoating. Chapters: 00:00:00 David Gornoski 00:01:00 Jeff Diest 00:01:40 Science and U Show 00:03:45 Things Hidden Podcast 00:04:00 René Girard 00:08:30 Scapegoating & The Science  00:11:00 Jesus Changed the role of Scapegoating  00:13:25 Mimetic desire  00:16:14 The left and mimetic desire  00:18:40 The traditional scapegoat  00:19:40 Jesus and the scapegoat  00:21:05 What's wrong with scapegoating?  00:23:18 Since Christ came, scapegoating no longer works  00:27:35 Marcionite Christian Church against COVID 00:30:00 Christ inverts the scapegoating mechanism  00:34:00 Myth helps us contain violence  00:35:09 The Gospels reveal the disgusting sausage-making of scapegoating  00:37:00 The emphasis on the victim is a modern phenomenon  00:37:42 How does this affect an atheist's worldview?  00:40:27 How did Jesus save the world?  00:41:20 Jesus liberated us from the scapegoat mechanism  00:42:55 Belief vs practice  00:44:27 Big tech censorship  00:45:25 Dr. Lisanti, antibiotics and cancer 00:49:00 Christianity is about an arch in history  00:50:00 Jesus and skepticism  00:53:42 Fleischmann–Pons Cold Fusion 00:56:00 Ancel Keys  00:57:33 CBC René Girard Documentary
March 19, 2022
Stanton Peele on Addiction
I talk with Staton Peele about the nature of addiction. Peele believes that addiction is a life problem, not a brain disease. We talk about the ideas that he has been writing about for many years. Chapters: 00:00:00 Stanton Peele 00:02:43 Failure is redefined as success in addition science  00:05:05 Life Process Program 00:07:33 Most rehab sets a person up for failure  00:09:01 A non-disease approach is more realistic  00:10:11 Harm reduction  00:10:49 The entire addiction field is built on bullshit  00:11:55 What is addiction?  00:13:41 Opioid addiction  00:16:37 Mindfulness  00:17:11 Responsibility in addiction  00:19:19 What does a person gain from addiction?  00:21:57 Brain science BS in addiction  00:22:05 Life needs to come online with their values  00:24:20 Human motivation and experience help a person quit  00:26:23 Dealing with addiction as a disease makes it worse  00:28:52 Freud and secondary gain  00:31:14 My job is to open a window for a person  00:31:46 You have the power to improve yourself  00:31:48 Encouraging a person is the most essential ingredient  00:33:25 Labels hurt a person  00:36:21 Therapeutic State 00:36:31 Jeffrey Schaler 00:37:20 Addiction that causes the most deaths  00:42:43 Addiction to alcohol  00:45:08 Living a good life prevents addiction  00:48:04 Labels can be crippling  00:48:57 Life Process Program 00:49:23 00:49:37 Books by Stanton Peele 00:52:35 Stanton's Podcast 00:53:03 Stanton's YouTube Channel
March 16, 2022
Joel Bein on Music, Creativity, Writing, and Taking Action
I talk with Joel Bein about music, writing, creativity, and taking action. Joel is a conductor, author, director of Growth at Crash, and writer of The Daily Job Hunt. He recently released his book, Do It Now. Chapters: 00:00:00 Joel Bein 00:00:27 Crash 00:03:13 Unleashing creative power  00:04:58 The Daily Job Hunt 00:06:22 Bias for action  00:06:38 Connection between music and creativity  00:09:51 Joel's book, Do It Now 00:10:37 Music vs writing  00:14:09 From blogging to a career in email marketing  00:18:02 Self-directed learning  00:23:35 Getting started at Crash  00:25:22 Pitching crash  00:27:45 What did you do to get a job at Crash?  00:30:10 Is your job exciting to work at?  00:33:05 What is it like to write for 150,000 people per day?  00:34:56 The Daily Job Hunt  00:37:10 How do you manage social media?  00:45:22 Getting started on any project  00:47:04 Why did you write this book?  00:49:06 Derek Sivers 00:53:05 Coercion vs Voluntarism  00:55:04 Acting from interest and motivation  00:56:38 How to be more creative  00:57:24 What tools did you use to write this book?  01:00:34 Asking for feedback on the book  01:04:51 Conclusion  01:06:43 Joel's book: Do It Now
March 14, 2022
Alternative Support for Cancer with Dr. Kevin Conners
I talk with Dr. Kevin Conners about natural, supplementary, and alternative options for cancer. Chapters: 00:00:00 Dr. Kevin Conners 00:03:10 Rife and Electromedicine 00:04:25 Frequencies and electromedicine  00:08:25 Immune system and cancer  00:10:25 The Truth About Cancer 00:13:30 Frequencies for different types of cancers  00:16:25 Quality of life  00:17:00 Success rate of traditional medicine  00:18:00 Hoxsey Therapy 00:18:15 Side effects of chemotherapy 00:19:45 Pharmacratic state against alternatives 00:25:10 Robin Feldman 00:25:15 Per Bylund 00:26:10 Can the body fight off cancer?  00:27:10 Conners Clinic  00:28:45 Testing  00:29:10 Self-care  00:30:40 Success of alternatives  00:32:35 Goal is to stop replication  00:35:45 Combined care  00:37:00 Cancer prevention  00:37:10 Avoid toxins  00:38:30 Detoxification  00:39:00 Plastics  00:40:00 Soy  00:40:20 Hormone driven cancer  00:41:20 Fasting  00:48:40 Ketogenic diet  00:50:50 Supplements  00:54:28 Things to avoid when you have cancer  00:56:45 Chemotherapy  00:59:40 Fasting and chemotherapy  01:03:00 Stay calm do your own research  01:04:00 Spontaneous remission and background rates
March 13, 2022
Using Stoicism to Overcome Adversity: A Short Guide to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
The ideas presented in this book are based on the ancient wisdom of Stoicism and the more contemporary Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). By putting the advice into practice, you will be able to more easily overcome adversity and better control your emotions. When we experience intense emotions such as anger, depression, or anxiety, we assume that something outside of ourselves caused our feelings. But, according to REBT, it is our underlying beliefs about our circumstances that control our emotions. By changing our underlying beliefs, we can change how we feel. According to Albert Ellis, founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), we make an error when interpreting our emotions. When we experience intense emotions such as anger, depression, or anxiety, we assume that something outside of ourselves caused our feelings. But, according to REBT, it is our underlying beliefs about our circumstances that control our emotions. By changing our underlying beliefs, we can change how we feel. The therapy presented in this book is based on the ancient wisdom of Stoicism and the more contemporary Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). By putting the advice into practice, you may be able to get better control of your emotions. By following a simple, common-sense approach to confronting your unwanted beliefs, which influence your emotions, you may begin to get a hold of the underlying cause of your unwanted feelings. At its core, REBT is the idea we make ourselves miserable, most of the time. We are the cause of our unwanted feelings, and we can change our feelings by changing the underlying philosophy behind our feelings. REBT is based on some of the philosophies of the Stoics, especially Epictetus, who said: ”Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them." For Ellis, achieving tranquility of mind was not about changing what was going on in the external world, but rather, changing our underlying philosophy of life. Events themselves don't cause us to be miserable, it is our beliefs about the events that control our emotions. By changing our underlying beliefs, we can change how we feel. Chapters: 00:00:00 Opening Credits  00:00:15 Introduction  00:01:17 Who Was Albert Ellis?  00:05:51 A Guide to REBT  00:15:14 Practicing REBT  00:16:51 REBT Self-Help Form  00:18:45 Conclusion  00:19:23 About the Author  00:19:32 Closing Credits
March 12, 2022
Kerry McDonald on Unschooling and Homeschooling
I talk with Kerry McDonald about her book, Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom.  Chapters: 00:00:00 Kerry McDonald 00:04:30 Public school vs Homeschool  00:06:20 Harvard  00:10:50 FEE 00:11:30 Cato 00:12:10 Educational Freedom in America  00:14:15 Compulsory schooling laws  00:16:10 Unschooling  00:19:00 Adult learning vs child learning  00:20:40 Creativity, curiosity, entrepreneurship  00:23:30 Unschooling at Kerry's home  00:25:18 Creating vs consuming  00:27:40 Gender differences  00:29:14 Kids are expected to read earlier and earlier  00:30:27 Individuality in education  00:31:15 Thomas Edison  00:32:35 Study on adults who were unschooled 00:33:25 Left vs Right in homeschooling
March 11, 2022
Isaac Morehouse on Job Hunting, Being Honest, and Prioritizing Your Time
Isaac Morehouse, founder and CEO of Crash, and founder of Praxis talks with me about learning out loud, job hunting, being honest, pitching yourself to get a job, and prioritizing your time. Chapters: 00:00:00 Isaac Morehouse 00:00:19 Inner Game of Startups 00:01:00 Praxis 00:01:02 Crash 00:10:25 My pitch to Isaac 00:10:50 Mindset shift in the job hunt  00:12:50 Increase your luck surface with a job pitch  00:16:20 Could a bad pitch harm your job search?  00:19:15 Be honest in your job hunt  00:20:15 A good salesperson is empathetic  00:22:40 Posting in the days of COVID  00:26:00 Posting on social media  00:28:25 Homeschooling and learning out loud  00:32:20 Twetch 00:34:00 Kids learning out loud  00:36:50 Prioritizing time  00:39:00 Don't do stuff you hate  00:41:00 80/20 Rule  00:42:00 Don't try to be everywhere at once  00:43:40 Tiny payments 00:49:30 Create more than you consume
March 09, 2022
Daniel Krawisz on Nietzsche, Becker, Risk, and Bitcoin
Daniel Krawisz (aka The Bitcoin Emperor) shares with me his latest thoughts about what Fredrick Nietzsche and Ernest Becker had to say about taking risks in life. Daniel implores us to consider taking some calculated risks in life. Thanks, The Bitcoin Cash Podcast for the chapter marks! Chapters: 00:00:00 Intro  00:00:42 Discussing economics  00:03:10 Presentation start  00:06:34 Nietzsche and Becker  00:11:21 Random walks  00:14:51 Fear of death  00:16:32 Economics and Becker’s psychology  00:23:05 Darwinian influence  00:24:14 Theory summary  00:26:00 Rationality of instinct  00:30:47 Fauci  00:33:57 Summary of attitudes  00:40:35 Application of theory  00:45:00 Optimal strategy  00:48:35 Modern cultural groups  00:57:58 Men and danger, philosophical approaches  01:03:00 Practical implementation and Warren Buffet  01:07:00 Scams/games  01:10:00 Value of money and Bitcoin
March 03, 2022
Hunter Hasting on Entrepreneurship, Imagination, and Austrian Economics
I talk with Hunter Hastings from the Mises Institute about the role that creativity and imagination in entrepreneurship. Hunter tells about the role that action and experimentation play in entrepreneurship.  Chapters: 00:00:00 Hunter Hastings 00:00:30 Hunter Hastings on Twitter 00:02:46 What is an entrepreneur?  00:08:22 Role of the customer  00:10:35 Imagination vs implementation  00:12:50 E4B website 00:16:40 Education  00:20:31 Big business becomes bureaucratic  00:23:01 Cryptocurrency  00:25:08 Twetch 00:26:55 Austrian economics  00:29:15 How to think like an entrepreneur  00:31:44 Don't complain, create  00:33:33 Don't analyze, experiment  00:35:18 Test the market  00:38:03 Econ 4 Business Podcast 00:38:32 Hunter Hastings Website 00:38:45 00:39:24 Mises Institute Books Podcast 00:40:01 Austrian Economics a Primer 00:40:36 Economics in One Lesson 00:40:54 Human Action by Ludwig von Mises 00:41:05 Bob Murphy notes on Human Action
February 28, 2022
Marcionite Christian Church Against the COVID Narrative
I talk with Darren Kalama of the Marcionite Christian Church. We talk about how the Marcionite Church is one of the only Christian churches to come out against the COVID insanity. We also discuss the history of the church and about Marcion of Sinope. Links: Church: Marcionite Bible: Marcionite News Network: Marcionite Podcast:
October 29, 2021
Hugh McTavish on COVID Lockdown Insanity
Dr. Hugh McTavish argues that the madness of COVID lockdowns caused more harm than good.
September 01, 2021
Per Bylund on Entrepreneurship, Austrian Economics, and Intellectual Property
00:00:00.000 Professor Per Bylund 00:00:36.107 How did you become interested in entrepreneurship? 00:03:08.377 Theory vs practice of entrepreneurship 00:03:26.372 Mises: Human Action 00:04:28.346 Will understanding economics help us become better entrepreneurs? 00:04:46.894 Errors entrepreneurs make 00:04:59.100 Production process vs value process 00:08:15.300 Serving yourself by serving others 00:09:14.261 Creativity and imagination 00:09:53.810 Ideas vs implementation 00:09:57.590 Invention vs innovation 00:11:47.666 Value first, cost second 00:15:06.411 Entrepreneurship: Thinking about the economy in the right way 00:15:49.231 What projects get you excited about entrepreneurship? 00:16:11.760 Decentralization of technology 00:17:09.611 Social media 00:20:26.529 Future of content creation 00:21:28.986 Cryptocurrency 00:22:09.028 Ethereum 00:22:13.817 Nano 00:22:31.627 Micropayments 00:23:09.352 What hasn’t crypto had wider adoption? 00:23:33.028 Fiat currency 00:25:00.919 Security vs ease if use in cryptocurrency 00:26:07.982 Barriers to cryptocurrency 00:26:49.228 Responsibility in crypto 00:27:44.403 Over-engineering in crypto 00:28:41.022 Crypto has not become money 00:29:12.480 Intellectual property 00:30:24.896 IP distorts the market 00:32:59.205 IP and big pharma 00:33:17.117 Nexium vs Prilosec 00:36:03.192 Big pharma and vitamins 00:37:19.990 IP as monopoly privilege 00:37:35.537 IP is not benefiting the consumer 00:38:05.682 IP fosters inventions instead of innovations 00:39:55.611 IP and cancer drugs 00:41:48.707 IP is based on the assumption that the idea matters 00:42:25.540 Smartphones and IP 00:44:37.947 Copyright and creative works 00:47:03.336 Metallica and IP 00:47:33.959 Ways to make money other than royalties 00:49:33.249 Monopoly privileges coddle creatives 00:51:23.296 Getting rid of IP allows for different business models to flourish 00:53:35.363 Crypto and creative services 00:55:02.043 Where to go to learn more about entrepreneurship? 00:55:29.836 00:55:52.440 Per Bylund on Twitter 00:56:48.467 Economics in one lesson
April 27, 2021
Remembrances of Thomas Szasz with Anthony Stadlen
00:00:00.000 Introduction Anthony Stadlen  00:00:16.899 Anthony's interest in psychotherapy 00:01:08.488 Lies in family origin 00:02:24.037 Sartre  00:04:23.061 James Joyce  00:04:29.562 Freud 00:05:21.125 Leonardo Da vinci  00:08:21.490 Existential analyst  00:08:27.437 Ronald D. Lang  00:08:28.518 Aaron Esterson  00:09:46.627 The Divided Self  00:09:58.269 Existence Rollo May 00:10:36.515 Ludwig Binswanger  00:10:52.429 Case of Ellen West  00:13:52.286 The Myth of Mental Illness  00:15:05.405 Praxis  00:15:07.044 Human Action  00:16:44.197 RD Lang 00:16:48.205 Esterson 00:16:50.937 Reason and Violence  00:16:57.188 Sanity, Madness and the Family  00:17:07.867 David Cooper  00:17:41.758 Praxis 00:19:54.390 Szasz was an intellectual terrorist 00:22:16.654 When did you first meet Szasz? 00:23:46.731 Anthony Clare  00:26:46.277 Case of Dora and Caterina  00:29:12.498 A Poor Model for Students: The Case of Thomas Szasz 00:30:00.845 Inner Circle Seminars 00:30:52.644 Szasz Inner Circle Seminar  00:31:05.942 Thomas Szasz Award 00:32:15.575 Szasz was my best friend 00:33:41.920 Szasz was an out-and-out atheist 00:34:36.363 The Myth of Psychotherapy  00:35:21.212 The cure of souls 00:35:33.326 Carl Jung  00:36:50.441 The Question of Lay Analysis  00:38:57.796 Religious leaders as psychotherapists 00:40:03.788 Payment in therapy 00:40:31.500 The Ethics of Psychoanalysis  00:42:13.453 The Myth of Psychotherapy 00:44:02.599 Attending to the soul 00:44:53.205 Did Szasz believe in psychotherapy? 00:45:59.848 Against Therapy 00:47:13.783 Psychoanalysis under Stalinism 00:49:02.731 The only person Szasz could talk to about psychotherapy 00:49:35.836 Divine awe of psychotherapy 00:50:14.893 Possibility for repentance in psychotherapy 00:51:19.931 Money and psychotherapy 00:52:30.378 Contract in Psychotherapy 00:56:54.184 Worldly care of the soul 00:57:07.553 Secular pastoral counseling 00:57:30.013 Freud on Psychotherapy  01:00:04.744 Szasz on Psychotherapy 01:01:30.679 Religion, Rhetoric, Repression 01:02:58.525 Noble vs base rhetoric 01:03:35.776 Why is it so hard for people to understand Szasz? 01:05:13.137 Involuntary psychiatry and the insanity defense 01:06:48.050 How Szasz came to his thinking on psychiatry 01:07:09.955 Szasz as a child 01:10:12.714 Ignaz Semmelweis  01:14:13.690 Health vs ethics 01:15:51.900 Problems in living 01:21:49.341 Why I am not a health professional 01:24:35.805 Freud, Anna Feud, Ernest Jones  01:27:42.847 Psychotherapy in UK needs no license 01:30:07.528 The religion of the state 01:31:53.675 Szasz in UK vs US 01:33:38.296 Will Szasz's ideas ever become mainstream? 01:34:50.283 Szasz said psychotherapy was finished in the US 01:36:31.687 How did Szasz remain so prolific? 01:37:45.213 Did Szasz still correspond in his old age? 01:39:42.916 Szasz's suicide 01:41:49.343 What is your most fond memory of Szasz? 01:44:22.120 Szasz and the meaning of life
April 19, 2021
Daniel Krawisz on Bitcoin, Entrepreneurship, Economics Part 4
00:00:00.000 Daniel Krawisz 00:00:51.691 What comes after bitcoin? 00:01:16.117 Get as rich as possible 00:01:25.613 Bitcoin is like building an engine 00:01:45.799 Austrian economics is like thermodynamics 00:03:34.687 The problems of socialism 00:03:58.870 Money is efficiency 00:04:51.565 Without money we lack cooperation 00:05:25.167 Without money we get central planning 00:06:47.390 What is profit paying for? 00:07:11.065 Profit is superior planning 00:09:18.703 Entrepreneurs are superior planners 00:11:09.064 Knowledge of the future is the most valuable thing 00:14:59.046 Profits are caused by differential knowledge 00:18:21.421 Anti-inductivity 00:18:36.272 Scientism 00:19:21.549 Marx said capitalists are parasites 00:19:55.751 When you get rid of profits, you get rid of planning 00:21:52.723 Is bitcoin a ray of sunshine? 00:22:28.276 Bitcoin is a way of getting wealthy by understanding economics 00:25:27.507 A block is a history of the economy 00:26:01.918 Miners will apply knowledge for profit 00:27:04.582 Will bitcoin become undeniable? 00:27:26.381 Selfish mining 00:28:21.896 What is a selfish miner? 00:34:26.616 Hurdles to bitcoin 00:34:56.619 Bitcoiner's big mistake 00:35:34.527 Entrepreneurship is spending money to make money 00:36:46.917 Make things for other bitcoin entrepreneurs 00:37:31.591 Ignore non-bitcoiners 00:39:23.370 Bitcoin is like Galt's Gulch 00:40:24.840 We need SPV service and programmers 00:41:17.048 We need bitcoin miners 00:42:44.725 Accountancy 00:43:48.906 Bitcoiners need to be more realistic 00:44:00.109 Chain-analysis 00:44:53.100 Privacy 00:45:52.254 Crowdfunding on the blockchain 00:48:57.106 What happens if you lose your keys 00:50:09.881 Craig Wright getting stolen funds back 00:51:15.468 Craig Wright's lawsuit 00:52:34.372 Is there a turning point in bitcoin coming? 00:55:19.705 Up next: time
April 17, 2021
Daniel Krawisz on Bitcoin Entrepreneurship, and Economics Part 3
00:00:00.000 Daniel Krawisz 00:00:51.000 The Night Fox 00:01:52.000 Daniel's favorite BSV token? 00:02:05.000 When will BoostPow be back? 00:03:55.000 Solana 00:05:00.000 Proof of stake system 00:05:35.000 Austrian Economics 00:10:20.000 Litecoin 00:10:50.000 Altcoins 00:11:32.000 Speculative bubble in crypto 00:12:45.000 Synergistic energy in bitcoin 00:13:30.000 Philosophy vs Economics 00:14:11.000 Economics tells us where we are going 00:14:40.000 Daniels Videos 00:16:10.000 Skin in the game: Austrian Economics and Bitcoin 00:19:00.000 Bitcoin is the most important thing going on the world right now 00:20:00.000 Craig Wright 00:20:38.000 Craig Wright, Whale Pool 00:21:40.000 Jeff Tucker on Altcoins 00:22:28.000 Mises on profit and loss 00:24:25.000 Mises on Socialism 00:26:42.000 Hans-Hermann Hoppe on the Austrian Method 00:29:28.000 Economics tells us if the market is working 00:31:30.000 Barriers to bitcoin 00:33:27.000 Lack of knowledge in bitcoin 00:34:00.000 Peter Schiff on money 00:35:25.000 Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread 00:36:10.000 Would it be better if more economists joined BSV? 00:38:02.000 Bitcoiners should look to each other 00:39:56.000 Daniel's journey into bitcoin and entrepreneurship 00:41:41.000 Daniel did not think bitcoin would work 00:44:20.000 Matterpool 00:47:40.000 Economics is like a navigation system 00:48:20.000 Consumers and bitcoin 00:49:37.000 The need for entrepreneurs in bitcoin 00:51:00.000 We need people who want to earn bitcoin 00:51:25.000 What are the most exciting projects in bitcoin? 00:52:29.000 We need a proof-of-work service 00:53:20.000 Proof-of-work eliminates scammers 00:56:47.000 We need more people who listen carefully 00:58:50.000 What kind of collaborators do you need? 00:59:15.000 We need open-source in bitcoin 01:03:45.000 We need more people who can program 01:05:00.000 How long does it take to learn bitcoin programming 01:07:15.000 Programming is similar to literacy 01:09:15.000 The biggest hurdle in programming is believing you can do it 01:10:55.000 Religion 01:11:44.000 Marginal utility and opportunity costs 01:14:20.000 Marginal utility of money 01:16:49.000 Diamonds vs water paradox 01:19:00.000 Thomas Sowell 01:20:50.000 The world is insane 01:21:30.000 Cathedral as proof-of-work 01:22:45.000 Outro
April 16, 2021
Daniel Krawisz on Bitcoin and Austrian Economics Part 2
00:00:00.000 Daniel Krawisz 00:00:51.045 People don't know the bottom line in bitcoin 00:01:59.657 The nature of success in bitcoin 00:02:38.457 Understanding economics is understanding success 00:03:54.667 Theory vs practice of success 00:04:34.721 Can we understand success by thinking about it? 00:05:33.429 Tradeoffs 00:07:59.852 Economics lets us look at trade-offs in an abstract way 00:08:11.536 Virtue ethics and economics 00:09:24.508 Courage and bitcoin 00:10:36.808 Austrian economics professors lack courage 00:13:14.829 Peter Schiff doesn't understand money 00:13:22.680 Austrians only think of money as gold 00:14:03.690 What does success mean in bitcoin? 00:14:58.492 How does an entrepreneur join the bitcoin economy 00:16:43.746 Price versus value 00:19:42.183 Value is what ultimately happens 00:25:58.918 When you invest in Bitcoin you get access to future entrepreneurs 00:26:39.453 Marginal utility 00:28:17.484 Diamonds versus water paradox 00:30:57.532 Unique insights about marginal utility and Austrian economics 00:33:24.543 Readability of the Austrian school of economics 00:33:37.982 Mises 00:33:39.507 Hayek 00:33:54.910 Is economics a science? 00:34:46.057 Karl popper 00:35:28.934 People make choices that maximize their own benefit 00:39:25.162 Maximize benefit versus achieve girls 00:41:15.368 Thomas Szasz 00:45:27.511 BTC price vs value 00:49:22.548 Subjectivity of various coins 00:50:07.547 Subjective enjoyment of BTC 00:51:24.213 Consumer good versus higher-order good 00:55:59.926 Does the Austrian school use circular reasoning? 00:59:28.595 Form next time: profits and the entrepreneur 00:59:40.327 Socialist calculation problem
April 15, 2021
Daniel Krawisz on Bitcoin and Austrian Economics Part 1
00:00:00 Intro 00:00:07 Daniel's Bitcoin Videos on YouTube 00:00:10 Interview with Daniel 00:00:30 What is money? 00:01:01 Austrian School of Economics 00:05:07 Money is cooperation 00:10:18 BTC vs Bitcoin SV 00:13:09 Socialist calculation problem 00:15:51 Domesticated animals 00:17:12 Bitcoin opens the internet 00:18:15 Central bankers 00:20:02 Bitcoin vs Gold 00:25:59 How vulnerable is BitcoinSV to attacks? 00:27:38 Consensus mechanism in BSV 00:28:46 Satoshi Nakamoto 00:34:25 Proof of work can end mass scams 00:38:26 Biological handicaps 00:47:05 Twetch 00:49:14 Cheap talk on Twetch 00:50:56 Energy is the fundamental cost of the universe 00:51:38 Spending money is not provable waste 00:52:19 Spent energy is the signal of a rational actor 00:53:03 Christianity and proof of work 00:54:36 Sacrifices as costly signals 00:57:36 Bitcoin is a religion without the divine 00:59:46 Proof of work ending mass scams 01:08:41 Boostpow 01:11:16 What can entrepreneurs do to help bitcoin? 01:17:10 Daniel's videos on Streamanity 01:17:45 Bitcoin at scale video 01:18:36 Homo Bicoinus 01:20:07 Narratives vs proof of work 01:22:06 The obvious advantage of BSV 01:26:56 Libertarians and bitcoin 01:34:17 Peter Schiff and bitcoin 01:34:36 Jeff Tucker and bitcoin 01:35:05 The calculation problem of socialism 01:38:40 Not enough people understand money 01:46:41 Do entrepreneurs understand bitcoin? 01:51:24 Think about how to serve others in bitcoin 01:54:48 Less talk more doing
April 14, 2021
99 Quotes from Seneca
These 99 quotes have been selected from Seneca's wisest sayings as meditations to live your life by. The philosopher Seneca the Younger (4 BC-AD 65), simply known as Seneca, was one of the wisest and wittiest philosophers of all time. He looks at the shortness of life and encourages us to live with vitality. He prompts us to examine our soul. He invites us to laugh at ourselves rather than cry. Listen or read these selected quotes to improve your life. Gain wisdom from a man who has helped many people live better throughout the ages. 
August 11, 2018
Scott Perry on Stoicism and Creativity
I talk with Scott Perry, author of The Stoic Creative. We talk about how to use Stoicism to create a rich life of tranquility, creativity, and satisfaction. Chapters:  00:00:00 Introduction   00:00:32 What is The Stoic Creative?   00:04:37 Stoicism and creativity   00:12:53 What is Stoicism?   00:19:09 How do you practice Stoicism?   00:25:25 Advice to practice Stoicism
September 27, 2017
Jeffrey Schaler on Thomas Szasz
I talk with Jeffrey Schaler about his new book, Thomas Szasz: The Man and His Ideas ( Thomas Szasz was an iconoclastic psychiatrist who did not believe in the concept of mental illness. He saw emotional distress as, "problems of living". We talk about Szasz and what he meant when he wrote that he did not believe in "mental illness". Chapters: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:05:22 Responsibility vs Freedom  00:12:16 Szasz's definition of mental illness  00:18:28 Non-coercive psychiatry  00:29:09 Freedom vs Unfreedom  00:38:17 Dealing with emotional difficulties  00:41:34 Favorite memory of Szasz
September 26, 2017
Aaron Olson on The Running Podcast with Coach Jeff
I talk with Coach Jeff from The Running Podcast about my book, Low Mileage Running. Originally posted at:
August 19, 2015
Train less for Ultras with Andy Magness
I talk with Andy Magness about his book "UltraMental: An unconventional approach to training for endurance events on a few hours a week (or less)". Buy Andy's book here (paid link). 00:00:33 What is Ultramental? 00:03:32 Treadmill training?  00:08:15 5 minute workouts?  00:14:00 Why Ultras?  00:18:08 Practical Advice  00:30:14 Writing Ultramental  00:33:34 Writing Tools 00:36:50 Follow Andy
August 15, 2015
Minimalist Running – Brad Kerns and Aaron Olson
Brad Kearns of the Primal Endurance Podcast, interviews me about my new book, "Low-Mileage Running". Originally recorded here:
August 11, 2015
Low-Mileage Running with Aaron Olson, Andrew Weaver & John Harris
In this episode, I share how to listen to your body to maximize your training. I also share an interview about my new book: "Low-Mileage Running: A short guide to running faster, injury free". Originally recorded here:
August 04, 2015
Aaron Olson on The Running Podcast with Coach Jeff
I talk with coach Jeff from the running podcast about paleo-type diet and quality over quantity in your running may help you run faster.
June 03, 2015
Rich Roll – Plant Powered Performance
I talk with author (, podcaster, and athlete, Rich Roll about performing well on an all plant diet. Rich gave up drugs and alcohol while at the same time adopting a radical vegan eating strategy to fuel his desire to perform well in ultra-endurance sport. We talk about how to start eating healthy, eating healthily when busy, and how to turn your life around from drugs and alcohol.
April 14, 2015
Paleo Performance – Stephanie Gaudreau
I talk with Stephanie Gaudrea about her book, Performance Paleo Cookbook ( We talk about how to cook paleo foods for optimal performance.
March 31, 2015
Gestational Diabetes – Lily Nichols
In this episode I talk with Lily Nichols about managing gestational diabetes using a real foods and exercise. We discuss optimal nutrition, and exercise for pregnant mothers and for those managing GD.
March 05, 2015
TOPO Athletic – Tony Post
I talk with CEO Tony Post of TOPO athletic about creating running shoes that allow the foot to function naturally. They feature a natural, wide toebox; snug midfoot and heel; lightweight materials, and minimal drop.
February 24, 2015
Healing GERD with Paleo – Gene Villeneuve
Gene Villeneuve found the paleo diet and it has radically transformed his health for the better. He went from dealing with constant GERD to being completely free of acid reflux. In addition, he's had to have his esophagus stretched in order to swallow food, but no longer deals with food getting stuck in his esophagus.
February 20, 2015
Heart Rate Variability – Simon Wegerif
I talk with Sim Wegerif of ithlete ( ithlete is the leading heart rate variability app for monitor HRV. By using the app to measure HRV an athlete can tell how much stress they are under and how well they are recovering from previous workouts.
February 19, 2015
Xero Shoes – Steven Sashen
I talk with Steven Sashen of Xero Shoes, about learning proper running technique, how to get started running in minimal shoes, and how he started Xero shoes.
February 18, 2015
Perpetual Motion Running – Graeme Turner
I talk with Graeme Turner about his book Perpetual Motion Running. Graeme has developed a running technique that allows him to run pain-free even though he has no cartilage in his knee.
February 11, 2015
Journey to Paleo – David Mayfield
In this episode I talk with David Mayfield about his journey to the Paleo diet, and how his running has improved while on the diet.
January 29, 2015
Kelly Starrett – Ready to Run
I talk with Kelly Starrett about his latest book, Ready to Run. Kelly focuses on improving technique and strength to help prevent running injuries.
January 23, 2015
Russ Crandall – Paleo Made Easy
I talk with Russ Crandall, author of The Ancestral Table, about how to make a paleo style diet work when living a busy lifestyle. Russ gives some great tips on how to prepare meals efficiently, while making food taste delicious.
January 13, 2015
Tawnee Prazak – Healthy Eating for Endurance Sport
I talk with Tawnee Prazak about eating healthily for endurance sport. Tawnee shares some of the pitfalls that can come from eating too low-carb when combined with high-volume of exercise.
January 06, 2015
Paul Jaminet – How to live the Perfect Health lifestyle
In this episode I talk with Paul Jaminet about how to live the Perfect Health lifestyle. We cover circadian rhythm entrainment, general food guidelines, exercise recommendations and how to make it work even with a busy lifestyle.
December 31, 2014
Pose Running – Dr. Nicholas Romanov
I talk with Dr. Nicholas Romanov about his latest book, The Running Revolution. Dr. Romanov is the creator of Pose Running, which he says all humans must do when running; it's just a matter of conformity to his standard. We talk about how he developed Pose running and how it can help runners run faster, and with fewer injuries.
December 16, 2014
Minimalist Running, Crossfit Endurance – Jeffrey Ford
I talk with Jeffrey Ford about his minimalist approach to marathon training. Jeff typically runs no more than 15-20 miles per week, yet can run a 2:51 marathon. He attributes his success to using Crossfit Endurance and Pose Running Technique.
December 09, 2014
Paleo Running – Mark Lofquist:
I talk with Mark Lofquist about his transition to barefoot and minimalist footwear. Mark has an incredible story about how barefoot and minimalist shoe running allowed him to run pain free and enjoy the sport of running. We also talk about his experience with the Paleo Diet and Crossfit Endurance.
December 01, 2014
Ready to Run & Unbreakable Runner – TJ Murphy
I talk with TJ Murphy, a 2:38 marathoner, about his books Unbreakable Runner and Ready to Run. TJ found that by using crossfit endurance he's been able to recover from injuries and start running again. Through this approach, he's regained his athleticism and his love of running.
November 24, 2014
Crossfit Endurance – Valerie Hunt
I talk with Valerie Hunt, a Pose Running Certified Coach in Austin, TX. Valerie combines Pose Running with Crossfit Endurance to get the most out of her running. Valerie saw dramatic improvements when she started using Pose Running combined with Crossfit. She is passionate about helping others achieve great running results using the two. We talk about running mechanics, training, Pose, and Crossfit. We talk about running mechanics, training, Pose, and Crossfit.
November 21, 2014
Phil Maffetone – 1:59 Marathon
I talk with endurance coaching legend Phil Maffetone about his latest book, 1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach. Phil has coached elite endurance athletes such as Mark Allen. He supports a long-term approach to training and racing, favoring a Lydiard style of base building followed with anaerobic sharpening. He talks about why he thinks the sub 2 hour marathon is within the reach of elite athletes and how small tweaks to ones training and lifestyle can give big results in racing. Maffetone argues that a well-rounded aerobic training program, barefoot running, a high-fat diet, and certain types of strength work can help athletes run faster.
November 20, 2014
Brian MacKenzie – Unbreakable Runner
In this episode I talk with Brian MacKenzie. Brian is a runner, author, and entrepreneur; his latest book is Unbreakable Runner: Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong. We talk about how crossfit endurance can help runners increase their mobility, get stronger, and run faster.
November 12, 2014
Running Technique – Bretta Riches
I talk with Bretta Riches of about proper running technique. Bretta was experiencing injuries as a heel striker, and made the transition to a more natural style of forefoot running. Since making the switch she's had less injuries and runs faster with less effort.
October 30, 2014
Tim Noakes – Low-Carb Endurance Performance
I talk with Tim Noakes about whether a low-carb diet can improve endurance performance. Tim thinks the answer could be yes. Sponsors: - 3Fu3l: 3FOLSON - Audible Follow: - YouTube - Facebook - Twitter Feedback: - Voicemail: (612) 567-2471 - email Links: - Challenging Beliefs - Tim Noakes on Twitter
May 30, 2014
Running Shoes, Paleo Diet – Dr. Ray
I talk with Dr. Ray McClanahan about the importance of proper footwear. Dr. Ray tells about the mechanics of the foot and how important it is to allow it to function naturally. We also discuss Dr. Ray's running and how it has improved since he started to follow a Paleo-style diet. Dr. Ray is a 13 min 5k runner, and gives some great tips on how to achieve fast times while respecting your feet. Sponsors: - 3Fu3l: 3FOLSON - Audible Follow: - YouTube - Facebook - Twitter - Website Feedback: - Voicemail: (612) 567-2471 - email Links - Correct toes - Dr. Ray McClanahan
May 22, 2014
Minimalist Running Shoes – Dr. Nick Campitelli
In this episode I talk with Dr. Nick Campitelli about a 2 year-long case study where he demonstrated an increase in arch height from running in minimalist shoes. For the past several years he has treated running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.
May 15, 2014
Low-Carb Running- Zach Bitter
I talk with Zach Bitter about how he maintains a low-carb lifestyle while smashing American Records at 100 miles and 200k. We talk about why he went low-carb and how it helps fuel his running.
May 15, 2014
Athlete Spotlight: Katie Strohschein
I talk with a recent convert to paleo and Boston Marathoner, Katie Strohschein. Katie just completed her first Boston Marathon in a time of 3:11, while following a mostly paleo style diet. Listen to how she took over an hour off of her marathon time by switching to a paleo diet, and adding more structure to her workouts.
May 07, 2014
Diet Cults – Matt Fitzgerald
I talk with certified sports nutritionist and endurance sport writer, Matt Fitzgerald. Matt's latest book is called Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us. We talk about what Matt calls, "agnostic healthy eating". He maintains that there is no reason to go to extremes when it comes to eating healthy. Matt takes on some of the claims made by popular diet cults and sheds light on what it means to eat healthy.
May 06, 2014
Paleo Tri – Christopher Hague
I talk with Christopher Hague. Chris is an accomplished runner and triathlete who follows a paleo style diet. Lately, Chris has been experimenting with adding more weight training, more carbs and more intensity to his training. Listen to find out some great tips for training and eating.
May 01, 2014
Athlete Spotlight: Tom Barbieri
I talk with Tom Barbieri. Tom is an endurance, fitness and wellness coach. In 2011 Tom noticed that he had gained over 50 pounds of excess weight, despite having participated in over 100 triathlons, 25 marathons, an ultra-marathon and many other endurance events since 1989. Listen and learn how Tom lost the excess weight and took control of his health by improving the quality of the foods he ate.
April 23, 2014
Run Less, Run Faster – Scott Murr
I talk with Scott Murr, co-author of the book Run Less, Run Faster. I talk with Scott about his unique approach to training which involves less running and more cross-training. Scott's approach revolves around 3 quality workouts per week, augmented with rigorous cross-training. He has conducted scientific studies using this approach and found that almost all runners in his study improved their marathon time with this approach. We get into the details about the actual training involved, how he came up with the idea, and how runners can implement it in their life.
April 15, 2014
Paleo for Athletes – Amy Kubal
I talk with registered dietitian Amy Kubal about how to use a paleo style diet when training for endurance events. Amy uses a customized approach to diet and sees the paleo diet as a template to help develop an appropriate eating strategy for various athletic events. She shares some great tips for endurance athletes and warns that going too low-carb is not for everyone. Amy personally follows a high-carb paleo style diet. She includes mostly paleo foods but also includes some dairy and gluten free grains such as oatmeal. We also discuss crossfit endurance and whether it has merits for endurance athletes.
April 07, 2014
Run Less, Run Faster – Bill Pierce
In this episode I talk with Bill Pierce, author of Run Less, Run Faster. We talk about how Bill and his co-author, Scott Murr came up with the idea of running less to run faster. We go into the details about the exact type of training that Bill prescribes. He tells how it helped him run a 2:44 marathon and a 34 min 10K, and how it has helped other runners stay injury free while setting personal records.
April 02, 2014
Athlete Spotlight: Christopher Kelly
I talk with Christopher Kelly about how he regained his health and started mountain biking at a pro level while following a ketogenic diet. Prior to adopting a paleo-style, ketogenic diet, Chris was suffering from a variety of health related issues including, fatigue, depression and IBS. After changing his diet, he wanted to see just how far he could take his new-found energy and started mountain biking, leading him to pro level racing!
March 26, 2014
Steve Magness: Science of Running
In this episode I talk with coach and author, Steve Magness. Steve blogs at and has a new book out called Science of Running. As a 4:01 miler in High School , Steve has taken his own running to a high level. He also coaches elite athletes and has worked with Alberto Salazar at the Nike Oregon Project. Listen to Steve's unique approach to blending science and real world training.
March 17, 2014
South Asian Health Solution – Dr. Ronesh Sinha
In this episode I talk with Dr. Ronesh Sinha about his new book, The South Asian Health Solution: A culturally tailored guide to lose fat, increase energy and avoid disease. We talk about why South Asia is experiencing an increase in diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Dr. Ronesh tells listeners how tailoring their diet can help people lose weight and gain health.
March 10, 2014
Crossfit Endurance, Paleo Diet – Brian MacKenzie
I talk with Brian Mackenzie, creator of Crossfit Endurance and author of the book Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training. Brian takes an alternative approach to distance training. His approach focuses on strength, speed, and technique instead of long slow distance running. We also talk about the Paleo Diet, 3fu3l, and the importance of recovery in training.
March 04, 2014
Russ Crandall – The Ancestral Table
I talk with Russ Crandall. After being diagnosed with a severe autoimmune disease know as Takayasu's Arteritis, Russ turned his health around by following a Paleo style diet. Since then he has created some great recipes for his blog and just released a cookbook, The Ancestral Table.
February 25, 2014
No Meat Athlete – Matt Frazier
I talk with Matt Frazier about his journey in becoming the No Meat Athlete and cutting 100 minutes from his marathon time! We talk about why Matt decided to adopt a vegan diet, and how he took so much time off from his marathon, eventually qualifying for Boston.
February 13, 2014
Ketogenic Marathon Training – Olaf Sorenson
I talk with Olaf Sorenson about his quest to run a 2:40 marathon on a ketogenic diet. We talk about high-fat food, minimal running shoes, and training according to Arthur Lydiard
January 30, 2014
Paul Jaminet: Supplements for Athletes
I talk with Paul Jaminet about supplementing with vitamins for optimal health and performance. We talk about the research behind Paul's recommendations, whether studies that show harms of vitamins are accurate, and what Paul has coming up next for us.
January 23, 2014
Athlete Spotlight: John Smith
I talk with Jon Smith of the Fit Fat Fast Podcast. Jon has an incredible story of losing over 100 lbs by following a low-carb, high-fat diet. We talk about how to become metabolically efficient, by eating and training in a way that burns more fat.
January 07, 2014
The Calorie Myth – Jonathan Bailor
I talk with Jonathan Bailor, author of The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better. We talk about why counting calories doesn't work, how to improve your quality of food choices, and how to get the most from your exercise routine.
December 29, 2013
Zach Bitter: American Record Holder for 100 miles
I talk with American Record holder for 100 miles, Zach Bitter. Zach recently ran 11:47 for 100 miles setting an American Record, and a World Record for 12hrs, running 101.66 miles. We talk about Zach's training racing and his high-fat, low-carb diet.
December 27, 2013
Athlete Spotlight: Luke Ashton on UltraRunning
I talk with Ultrarunner, Luke Ashton. Luke recently completed a 100 mile race in 18 hours while following a high-fat, low-carb approach to eating. Luke shares about his training, eating, how he got started with ultrarunning, and what brought him to the high-fat, low-carb approach.
December 22, 2013
David Epstein – The Sports Gene
I talk with David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance. We talk about the role that genetics play in athleticism. We discuss the importance of training, genetics, and the interplay between the two. We also talk about why Kenyan runners are so good, what makes a great sprinter, and how to optimize your training for your personal genetics.
December 15, 2013
Ketogenic Training & Racing – Chris Hague
I talk with Chris Hague. Chris is an accomplished runner and triathlete who, after reading The Art & Science of Low Carb Performance, began following a low carb, high fat diet. We talk about Chris's transition to a higher fat diet and how it has helped him feel better all-around, and even helped deal with an eating disorder. We also talk training, racing and what Chris eats on a daily basis. You can follow his blog and at My Two Watts.
December 08, 2013
Paleo vs. Weston A. Price – Sally Fallon Morell
I talk with Sally Fallon Morell, President and co-founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation. We get into details about the differences between the Paleo Diet and the Weston A. Price Diet. Sally argues that Paleo is too restrictive and she is particularly concerned about telling young people that they should exclude things from their diet, such as properly prepared grains or dairy from pastured fed cows. In addition, Sally gives us some great advice for how to include nourishing foods in our diet.
December 04, 2013
A cure for Alzheimer’s? – Dr. Mary Newport
I talk with Dr. Mary Newport, about her book Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure? Dr. Newport began looking for a cure for Alzheimer's Disease when her husband began suffering with early onset Alzheimer's. She found information about a new therapy using coconut and MCT oil to help slow the disease. She began feeding her husband coconut oil several times per day and saw dramatic results. You can also watch her talk on TED, Unconventional But Effective Therapy for Alzheimer's Treatment: Dr. Mary T. Newport at TEDxUSF.
December 01, 2013
Special Topics: Healing Your Skin – Tara Grant
I talk with Tara Grant, author of, The Hidden Plague: A Field Guide For Surviving and Overcoming Hidradenitis Suppurativa. We talk about how Tara overcame this condition by changing her diet. She follows a Paleo style diet with some custom modifications. If you are dealing with acne, cysts, or other skin problems, learn how you can tweak your diet to help clear your skin.
November 25, 2013
Injury Prevention: Dr. Steve Gangemi
I talk with Chiropractic Physician, Steve Gangemi. We talk about how to stay injury free while participating in endurance sports. We discuss how things like diet, stretching, and overtraining, can play a role in injuries.
November 24, 2013
Fruitarianism - DurianRider
I talk with Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider. We talk about how Harley maintains his running on a fruit based diet, and why he thinks a high-carb fruit based diet is best for endurance athletes. Harley overcame Crohn's disease by following a fruit based diet and we discuss what his digestion is like when eating mostly fruit. We also talk training and how he maintains fitness on a low mileage program, and tips for anyone who wants to try a fruitarian diet.
November 18, 2013
Aligned & Well – Katy Bowman
I talk with Katy Bowman about staying injury free through proper body alignment. Katy runs the Restorative Exercise Institute, where she helps people restore movement and prevent injuries. Her latest book is called Alignment Matters.
November 18, 2013
You Primal Body – Mikki Reilly
I talk with Mikki Reilly, author of, Your Primal Body: The Paleo Way to Living Lean, Fit, and Healthy at Any Age. Mikki is a personal trainer and former body builder. She helps people regain their health and movement by following the Paleo lifestyle. We talk about the importance of diet & exercise in staying healthy and living primally, tips for getting started on a Paleo diet, and some of Mikki's favorite foods.
November 11, 2013
Metabolic Efficiency – Bob Seebohar
I talk with Bob Seebohar. Bob is author of numerous books on nutrition including, Nutrition Periodization for Athletes: Taking Traditional Sports Nutrition to the Next Level, and served as sports dietitian for the US Olympic Committee. He focuses on creating metabolic efficiency by eating real whole foods. We discuss how to burn more fat by changing what we eat, how to overcome GI distress on the run, and tips for how to make the switch to becoming metabolically efficient.
November 10, 2013
Tim Noakes – Low Carb for Endurance Athletes
In this episode, I talk with Professor Tim Noakes about the benefits of a low carb diet. Prof Noakes is a medical doctor, exercise scientist, and prolific author with a passion for running. His latest book, Challenging Beliefs takes the reader through his most important ideas. Three years ago, Tim discovered the benefits of a low carbohydrate diet. He says that once he dropped the carbs, his running came back. Since then, he has been studying the benefits a low carb diet and how it can work for endurance athletes.
November 07, 2013
Metabolic Efficiency – Debbie Potts
Debbie Potts is a personal trainer and co-host of the Fit Fat Fast Podcast. She shares how she got interested in metabolic efficiency through overcoming stomach issues on the bike, and how you can teach your body to use fat as a fuel by emphasizing real foods. Debbie helps get clients away from processed foods and stay healthy without having to count calories.
November 05, 2013
Chi Running – Danny Dreyer
I talk with Danny Dreyer, author of Chi Running. We talk about the benefits of Chi Running, how it's different from other styles of running, how it can help you stay injury free, run faster, and help connect your mind and body.
November 03, 2013
Athlete Spotlight: Tami Timmons – No Sugar No Grains
I talk with Ironman triathlete, Tami Timmons. She recently completed an Ironman while following a No Sugar No Grains approach to eating. Tami was inspired to try eating this way after dealing with stomach issues during long distance events. By cutting out processed junk, she's been able to train her body to burn more fat as a fuel during long distance events. We talk about Tami's transition to a No Sugar No Grains style of eating, how she manages training while raising a family, and what keeps her motivated to continue to eat a clean diet.
October 30, 2013
Paul Jaminet – Running & The Perfect Health Diet
In this episode I talk with Paul Jaminet, author of The Perfect Health Diet. We talk about endurance training and The Perfect Health Diet. Some of the other topics we discuss are: Paul's recommendations on eating safe starches for endurance athletes, why going too low in carbs may be detrimental to your health, the importance of saturated fat, tips on productivity, and optimizing circadian rhythm. We end by talking about success stories from attending The Perfect Health Diet Retreat.
October 29, 2013
Ben Greenfield – Ketogenic Endurance Performance
I talk with Ben Greenfield about the benefits of a ketogenic diet for endurance athletes. Ben recently competed in Ironman Kona and Ironman Canada using a ketogenic diet. We talk about why he used a ketogenic diet and if he'd ever do it again. We also talk about his minimal training protocol, where Ben gets incredible results from small amounts of targeted training. Check out his latest book Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Lifea
October 28, 2013
Dietitian Cassie – Real Foods & Running
I talk with Cassie Bjork, aka Dietitian Cassie. Cassie is a registered dietitian who takes a real foods approach to diet and nutrition. She's completed several marathons and lives an active lifestyle. We talk about the benefits healthy fats, what it means to eat real foods, and how to fuel for the marathon with real foods.
October 23, 2013
The Story of the Human Body – Daniel Lieberman
I talk with professor Daniel Lieberman, chairman of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University. His latest book is called, The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease. We talk about the prevalence of mismatch diseases common in our modern environment. Prof Lieberman says that diseases such as: Type II diabetes, heart disease, flat feet, myopia, osteoporosis, allergies, asthma, Crohn's, certain cancers, and a host of other diseases may be due to a mismatch between our current environment and the way we evolved to thrive.
October 21, 2013
Smart Marathon Training – Jeff Horowitz
I talk with Jeff Horowitz, author of Smart Marathon Training: Run Your Best Without Running Yourself Ragged. Jeff is a certified running and triathlon coach and personal trainer who has run more than 170 marathons across 6 continents. Formerly an attorney, he quit law to pursue his passion for endurance sport. He advocates a low mileage approach that allows runner to get the most from their body without burnout or injury.
October 20, 2013
Vitamin D Solution: Dr. Holick
During the past 25 years, Dr. Holick has looked at how Vitamin D is made in the skin during sun exposure. He has become globally recognized as an expert on vitamin D and is author of The Vitamin D Solution. We talk about the health benefits of Vitamin D, such as preventing the flu, preventing C-sections, and the appropriate amount of supplementation.
October 15, 2013
Erin Cafaro: Rowing, Crossfit, Paleo Diet, 3Fuel
I talk with Olympian Erin Cafaro. Erin competed for the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and 2012 Olympics in London, where she and her teammates brought home the Gold Medals in the Women’s 8+. We talk about how she got started with rowing, her journey to the Olympics, how she uses crossfit and the Paleo Diet, and her secret weapon: 3Fu3l
October 14, 2013
Natural Childbirth: Sarah Buckley
I talk with author Sarah Buckley about her book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices. We discuss the options for parents wanting to have a natural childbirth.
October 13, 2013
Jason Fitzgerald: Strength Running
I talk with 2:39 marathoner, Jason Fitzgerald of Jason is author of 101 Ways to Be a Better Runner. We talk about how to prevent injuries with strength training, tips for getting faster, and how to incorporate a paleo diet into long distance running.
October 09, 2013
Self-education: Brett Veinotte
In this episode, I talk with Brett Veinotte about self-education and home education for young people. Brett argues that our traditional school system is very unnatural and not conducive to learning. Brett calls for a more self-directed approach to learning. We end by talking about the paleo diet and if there is a connection between a more natural way of eating and a more natural way of learning.
October 07, 2013
Antidepressants Myth: Irving Kirsch
I talk with Irving Kirsch, author of The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth. In his book, Professor Kirsch challenges the idea that antidepressant are an effective treatment for depression. By looking at the data, Professor Kirsch concludes that antidepressants are no better than placebo.
September 22, 2013
Paleofantasy: Marlene Zuk
I talk with the author of Paleofantasy, Marlene Zuk. We talk about whether or not the Paleo Diet is just a fantasy or if it can lead to better health. Marlene also talks about rapid evolution and how species evolve in surprising ways. We end the discussion by talking about exercise and what, if anything, evolution tells us about the optimal way to be fit and healthy.
September 16, 2013
Paleo Manifesto: John Durant
I talk with John Durant, author of Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health. We discuss why living Paleo is more than just the food we eat. Durant says that for optimum health we need to take a closer look at the habitat we create for ourselves. Like a gorilla taken from its natural habitat and stuck in a zoo, modern man is far from his natural habitat and suffers ill-health because of it.
September 12, 2013
Paleo Primer: Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore
I talk with Matt Whitmore & Keris Mardsen about their book Paleo Primer: A Jump-Start Guide to Losing Body Fat and Living Primally. We talk about some of the amazing recipes in the book, including Matt's Scotch Egg and Keris' incredible Paleo "cheats of champions".
September 11, 2013
Jimmy Moore: Cholesterol Clarity
I talk with Jimmy Moore about his new book, Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL is Wrong With My Numbers. Jimmy dispels some myths about saturated fat, cholesterol and heart disease, and tells listeners what to look for the next time they get their cholesterol checked. We also talk about nutritional ketosis; what it is and how it can help you lose weight and regain your health.
August 25, 2013
Acne – Tracy Raftl
I talk with Tracy Raftl of We talk about how Tracy overcame severe acne through diet and nutrition. We also talk about Tracy's unusual skincare tips, and even her cave-woman skincare regimen.
August 19, 2013
Gluten Free Running: Stephanie Rothstein
I talk with Stephanie Rothstein about celiac disease and distance running. From about 2008-2010 she woke up everyday feeling like she was hungover without the actual drinking part. She woke up with a headache and in a fog each morning, with digestion problems that a pot of coffee couldn't cure! We also talk about Stephanie's diet, her running, and her business - Picky Bars.
August 12, 2013
Happiness: Oliver Burkeman
In this episode I talk with Oliver Burkeman about his book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking. We talk about the upsides of negativity, uncertainty, failure and imperfection.
August 05, 2013
Cholesterol, Sun Exposure, Autism, Alzheimer’s: Stephanie Seneff
In this episode I talk with Stephanie Seneff about the importance of cholesterol-sulfate. We discuss Stephanie's view of disease, the importance of sun exposure, Vitamin D, Autism, Alzheimer's, and nourishing foods.
August 02, 2013
Paleo for Athletes: Joe Friel
In this episode I talk with endurance coach and athlete Joe Friel, co-author of Paleo for Athletes. We talk about how Joe got into eating Paleo, how it helped him train harder, and what he has learned since he first started eating Paleo.
July 26, 2013
Healing Your Gut: Steve Wright of SCD Lifestyle
In this episode I talk with Steve Wright of SCD Lifestyle. We talk about how you can heal your gut and prevent symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea and even recover from diseases like Crohn's and Colitis by following a natural nutritional approach to health.
July 17, 2013
Mark Sisson – Primal Running
In this episode I talk with author Mark Sisson. Mark is a fitness author and blogger, a former distance runner, triathlete and Ironman competitor. We talk about running, training, and how to eliminate grains and other offending foods from your diet. In 1980 Mark qualified for the Olympic trials marathon, and in 1982 he finished 4th in the Ironman World Championship. He has written several books, including The Primal Blueprint, which incorporate aspects of the Paleolithic diet and lifestyle.
July 07, 2013
Phil Maffetone: Running, Eating, Music
In this episode I talk with Phil Maffetone about running, eating and music. Phil is author of The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing and has coached triathlon greats, such as six time Ironman world champion, Mark Allen. We talk about what foods to eat, fitness, health, barefoot running, training, and music. We also talk about what it was like to work as the personal physician for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
June 30, 2013
Low Carb Performance: Jeff Volek
In this episode I talk with Jeff Volek, author of The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance. Learn how to access your fat stores and allow your body to utilize fat as fuel. Jeff's research says that endurance athletes can gain a distinct advantage by following a low carb ketogenic diet. By eating a higher fat, moderate protein and low carb diet you can teach your body to burn fat for fuel. Topics we discuss are: advantages of low carb ketogenic diets, health related to a low carb diet, paleo diets, performance advantage of a low carb ketogenic diet.
June 28, 2013
Natural Podiatry: Dr. Ray McClanahan
In this episode I talk with Dr. Ray McClanahan about natural podiatry and natural foot movement. We talk about Dr. Ray's views on podiatry and the importance of proper footwear in preventing running injuries. Topics we discuss are: natural foot movement, proper shoes, injury prevention, minimal running shoes, arch support and Dr. Ray's invention, Correct Toes. Follow Dr. Ray on Facbook and Twitter
June 27, 2013
Dean Karnazes: Ultramarathon Man
In this episode I talk with Ultramarathon Man - Dean Karnazes. We talk about Paleo Diet, his adventures as an Ultramarathoner, individual differences in diet, barefoot running, hot weather running, and tips for getting started.
June 26, 2013
Abel James: Fat-Burning Man
In this episode I talk with Fat-Burning Man, Abel James. We talk about how Abel started running barefoot to increase his speed and distance, how to become a fat burner, and Abel tells us how getting ripped isn't that difficult.
June 20, 2013
Wheat Belly: William Davis
In this episode I talk with Dr. William Davis about his book, Wheat Belly and how destructive wheat can be to our health. We talk about how wheat contributes to poor heart health, stomach issues, man breasts and even wrinkles! Dr. Davis has suggestions for those thinking about giving up wheat and for how endurance athletes can switch from being a sugar burner to becoming a fat burner.
June 19, 2013
Ultra Running: Kristina Folcik
In this episode I talk with Ultra runner Kristina Folcik. I first heard about Kristina when she won the relentless Sawtooth 100 mile race in northern Minnesota 2012. Kristina has gone from doing no running at all, to jumping into a 50 mile race, to training upwards of 100 miles a week. We cover training for Ultras, diet and nutrition, and how Kristina got into Ultra running.
June 10, 2013
Ben Greenfield: Low Carb Endurance
In this episode I talk with Ben Greenfield about his low carb approach to endurance sports nutrition. Ben is also known for his "minimal training protocol" for Ironman Triathlon that involves 6-10 hrs a week of training. We cover the benefits of low carb, what Ben eats, why high carb is like crispy bacon to your joints, and Ben's minimal training protocol. Check out Ben's books on Amazon.
June 04, 2013
Evolved to Run – Daniel Lieberman
In this episode, I talk with Daniel Lieberman about how humans evolved as distance runners. We talk about barefoot running, early human carnivory, and evolutionary adaptations that make humans good at running long distances. His latest book is called The Story of The Human Body.
May 30, 2013
Shyness: Christopher Lane
In this episode I talk with Christopher Lane about his book Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness. We discuss the history of the DSM, drug side effects, the science behind mental disorders, and tips for people dealing with shyness and anxiety.
May 23, 2013
Sub 2:30 Boston in Vibram FiveFingers: Josh Klimek
In this episode I talk with Josh Klimek. Josh recently ran a sub 2:30 Marathon at Boston while wearing FiveFingers. We talk about how Josh got into wearing FiveFingers, training for Boston, nutrition on the run, stomach issues and Paleo Diet. See a recent article about Josh at Coaching: - Sponsors: - 3Fu3l: 3FOLSON - Audible Follow: - Website - YouTube - Facebook - Twitter - By email Feedback: - email
May 07, 2013
Paleo for Women: Stefani Ruper
In this episode, I talk with Stefani Ruper, an expert on the Paleo Diet for Women. We talk about PCOS, acne, and fertility.
May 07, 2013
Paleoista with Nell Stephenson
In this episode I talk with Paleoista, Nell Stephenson. We talk about Nell's book Paleoista, Paleo Diet for athletes, distance running, fasted workouts, marathon, footwear, and Ironman.
May 02, 2013
Parenting: Bryan Caplan
In this special episode I talk with author Bryan Caplan about parenting and his book, Selfish Reasons Reasons to Have More Kids. Bryan claims that parenting can be more fun and less work than we are often led to believe.
April 26, 2013
Tetyana Obukhanych - Vaccines, Natural Immunity, Nutrition
In this episode, I talk with an immunologist, Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych Ph.D. about how we can strengthen immunity through nutrition. We also talk about vaccines and naturally acquired immunity. Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych earned her Ph.D. in Immunology from Rockefeller University and has done research at Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine.  She is co-author of several peer-reviewed scientific publications in the field of Immunology and the author of Vaccination Illusion.  Her mission is to educate parents and healthcare professionals about immunity and the impact of vaccination.
April 25, 2013
Crossfit Endurance: Brian Mackenzie
In this episode I talk with Brian Mackenzie, Crossfit Endurance coach and author of Power Speed ENDURANCE: A skill based approach to endurance training . Crossfit Endurance features a lower volume, high intensity approach to training for endurance events. This way of training may help you stay injury free while achieving the same results and in less time than traditional approaches to endurance training. Brian has completed 100 mile ultra-running events while never running more than a half marathon in training.
April 23, 2013
The Cool Impossible: Eric Orton
In this episode I talk with Born to Run coach Eric Orton. I first heard about Eric after reading Chris McDougall's Born to Run. Eric taught McDougall how to run with proper technique and eventually trained him to run a 50 mile endurance race in the Copper Canyons of Mexico. We talk about running, Eric's shoe company B2R shoes, minimalist footwear, Eric's new book The Cool Impossible, nutrition and how the mind relates to running.
April 17, 2013
Brain Training: Matt Fitzgerald
In this episode I talk with Matt Fitzgerald, prolific author and endurance enthusiast. He has authored many books on running, triathlon, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss, including Brain Training and Racing Weight. We talk about the cause of fatigue during exercise and how to get more from your running. We also touch on nutrition and Matt’s opinion of the Paleo diet.
April 11, 2013
Bulletproof: Dave Asprey
In this episode I talk with entrepreneur and biohacker, Dave Asprey, from and Dave has spent over $250,000 to upgrade himself and make himself smarter, stronger, and healthier. Dave runs a popular blog and podcast called where he offers the latest information on how to get the most from your mind and body. He is also an author; his latest book is called Better Baby Book.
April 07, 2013
The Vegetarian Myth: Lierre Kieth
In this episode I talk with Lierre Kieth, author of The Vegetarian Myth. We talk about how she overcame health problems caused by following a vegan diet. Listen to how Lierre regained her health by adding meat back into her diet. We cover ecological sustainability of grass fed animals, health issues related to a vegan diet, and what Lierre eats now.
April 03, 2013
Paleo Diet for Athletes: Loren Cordain
In this episode I talk with Loren Cordain about the Paleo Diet. We talk about nuts and nut flour, Paleo for athletes, whether the Paleo diet causes cancer or kidney disease, how his views about Paleo have changed, and where Loren finds inspiration.
March 27, 2013
Tim Noakes: Paleo Diet, Hydration, Central Governor
In this episode, I talk with exercise scientist and physician Tim Noakes, MD about the Paleo diet, his latest book Challenging Beliefs, and the Central Governor Theory of fatigue. Follow Tim on Twitter @ProfTimNoakes.
March 21, 2013
Paul Jaminet: The Perfect Health Diet
I talk with Paul Jaminet about his book, The Perfect Health Diet and the evolutionary approach to health and nutrition. Topics we discuss are: saturated fat, physics, economics, circadian rhythm, confirmation bias, correlation vs causation, safe starches, bacon, and Paul's thinking process.
March 03, 2013