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50% Facts

By Jim McDonald | Mike Farr

Most of us walk around knowing about HALF of what we think we know. On this show, we take a single, granular question on a particular topic (related to health, fitness, nutrition, mental health, sex, etc.) and try to list what we THINK the answer involves. THEN, we bring in a subject-matter expert to tell us what we got right and what we got wrong. We walk away with a better sense of the facts…and so do you. Hosted by Mike Farr (Momma's Boys Podcast) and Jim McDonald (The Less Than Obvious Podcast). Business inquiries: Jim@thejimmcd.com

  1. 1.
    Clutch Performances & Flow States: Are heroes born or taught? w/Dr. Matt Johnson03/21/2019
    54:22
  2. 2.
    Chiropractor vs. Physical Therapist: Which one should you pick? w/Dr. Jordan Shallow03/13/2019
    40:28
  3. 3.
    Heat & Cold Shock Proteins: Are Fire & Ice Nice to Your Body? w/Dr. Andy Galpin03/07/2019
    34:31
  4. 4.
    Is Cracking & Popping Your Joints a Bad Thing? w/Dr. Jordan Shallow02/27/2019
    45:10
  5. 5.
    Muscle Fiber Types: How Much Does Your Mix Matter & Can You Change It? w/Dr. Andy Galpin02/20/2019
    47:10
  6. 6.
    Can You Teach Speed? w/Jacob Ross02/14/2019
    47:40
  7. 7.
    Is Intermittent fasting/time-restricted eating some kind of magic? w/ Dr. Andy Galpin02/07/2019
    53:01
  8. 8.
    Is Olive Oil the Best Oil? w/Mike’s Mom Maria01/31/2019
    1:03:23
  1. 9.
    Vertical Jump/Box Jump: Can you improve & should you try? w/Jacob Ross01/24/2019
    46:40
  2. 10.
    Blood Flow Restriction Training: Is it all it’s pumped up to be? w/Layne Norton, PhD01/16/2019
    27:27
  3. 11.
    Is Sports-specific Training a Gimmick? w/Jacob Ross01/10/2019
    47:13
  4. 12.
    Is All the Fake Sugar Hate Just Fake News? w/Layne Norton, PhD01/03/2019
    26:41
  5. 13.
    What is (Dietary) Fat and Why Does It Make Everything Delicious? with Eric Helms, PhD12/26/2018
    40:14
  6. 14.
    What is the Glycemic Index (and should it make us eat some kinda way)? w/Layne Norton, PhD12/20/2018
    51:57
  7. 15.
    What Are Carbohydrates (and Why Is Everybody So Mad at Them)? w/Eric Helms12/13/2018
    45:30
  8. 16.
    What is (Dietary) Protein Anyway? (with Eric Helms, PhD)12/06/2018
    50:55
  9. 17.
    Introducing "50% Facts" | December 5, 201811/29/2018
    1:36
  10. 18.
    PCBONUS1 - Should You Ditch Your Day Job? - Real Talk from a Couple Guys Who Did | Matt Vincent & Jacob Ross06/23/2017
    30:04
  11. 19.
    PC206 | Jacob Ross – How to Train the Pros06/21/2017
    1:31:46
  12. 20.
    PC205 | Father’s Day Episode with Mark’s Dad06/16/2017
    1:43:07
  13. 21.
    PC204 | 2015 CrossFit Games Winner Ben Smith and his Brothers Alec & Dane06/14/2017
    1:00:49
  14. 22.
    PC203 | C.T. Fletcher Returns06/07/2017
    55:03
  15. 23.
    PC202| Kelly Starrett & Matt Vincent05/31/2017
    2:20:33
  16. 24.
    PC201 | Stone Cold Steve Austin Returns!05/24/2017
    1:24:37
  17. 25.
    PC200 | Jason Khalipa - Winning with an AMRAP Mentality05/17/2017
    1:37:35
  18. 26.
    PC199 | Kyle Kingsbury05/10/2017
    1:36:31
  19. 27.
    PC198 | Chyna Cho & Freddie Camacho - Power Couple05/03/2017
    1:19:55
  20. 28.
    PC197 | Jen Thompson Probably Benches More Than You04/26/2017
    1:25:03
  21. 29.
    PC196 | Massthetics - Simon Otero and Garrett Gonzales04/19/2017
    2:08:20
  22. 30.
    PC195 | Athlete-Centered Coaching with MisFit Athletics04/12/2017
    1:28:13
  23. 31.
    PC194 | Layne Norton - The Common Denominator is You04/05/2017
    1:56:31
  24. 32.
    PC193 | Jen Widerstrom - Trainer from "The Biggest Loser"03/29/2017
    1:21:18
  25. 33.
    PC192 | Charlie Zamora - Dat 4 AM Grind03/22/2017
    1:13:52
  26. 34.
    PC191 | Brian Alsruhe & Alan Thrall03/15/2017
    1:33:39
  27. 35.
    PC190 | Chris Bell - Carb Warrior?03/08/2017
    1:03:26
  28. 36.
    PC189 | Gary Vaynerchuk - You Have to Love the Process!03/01/2017
    57:20
  29. 37.
    PC188 | Steve Gentili and Tee Popoola02/22/2017
    1:10:08
  30. 38.
    PC187 | Tom Kallas02/15/2017
    1:13:52
  31. 39.
    PC186 | Rob and Dana Linn Bailey Return02/08/2017
    1:10:11
  32. 40.
    PC185 | Amanda Bucci (and a Trapped Kitty)02/01/2017
    1:21:56
  33. 41.
    PC184 | Cheaters!01/25/2017
    1:11:47
  34. 42.
    PC183 | Josh Bryant - Jailhouse Strong & Gas Station Ready01/17/2017
    1:10:07
  35. 43.
    PC182 | Charles Poliquin - Part 2: Hell Yes, or No01/13/2017
    58:14
  36. 44.
    PC181 | Charles Poliquin - Part 1: The Myth of Discipline01/11/2017
    1:04:54
  37. 45.
    PC180 | Stan Efferding - Small Changes, Huge Impacts01/04/2017
    1:45:15
  38. 46.
    PC179 | Leanna Carr and Brooke Erickson12/28/2016
    1:27:38
  39. 47.
    PC178 | Jeff Novitsky - UFC VP of Athlete Health and Performance12/21/2016
    1:25:00
  40. 48.
    PC177 | Urijah Faber | Team Alpha Male | UFC Fight Night12/14/2016
    45:43
  41. 49.
    PC176 | Cody "No Love" Garbrandt | Team Alpha Male | UFC 20712/07/2016
    1:15:42
  42. 50.
    PC175 | Ashley Horner - "Lone Horse"11/30/2016
    1:08:09
  43. 51.
    PC174 | Larry "Wheels" Williams and Coach John Gaglione11/23/2016
    1:10:42
  44. 52.
    PC173 | Ray Williams - 1,005 lb Raw USAPL World Record Squatter11/16/2016
    1:34:54
  45. 53.
    PC172 | Karina Baymiller11/09/2016
    1:22:01
  46. 54.
    PC171 | Blaine Sumner - Vanilla Gorilla11/02/2016
    1:10:48
  47. 55.
    PC170 | Meg "Megsquats" Gallagher10/26/2016
    1:31:20
  48. 56.
    PC169 | 50% Facts10/19/2016
    1:34:54
  49. 57.
    PC168 | Metal, Weights, and Wrestling | Andy Williams of the Band "Every Time I Die" -- Plus Jesse Burdick!10/12/2016
    1:26:13
  50. 58.
    PC167 | Pick 5 Simple Things That Can Improve Your Training | Surprise Guest Gabe Crisp of Whitechapel10/05/2016
    1:29:50
  51. 59.
    PC166 | Four Time World Strongest Man Brian Shaw & 2015 World's Fittest Man Ben Smith | 3rd Anniversary Episode09/28/2016
    1:42:52
  52. 60.
    PC165 | Powerlifting TMZ?09/21/2016
    1:18:56
  53. 61.
    PC164 | Pro Wrestler/Actor/Stuntman Luke Hawx09/14/2016
    1:33:02
  54. 62.
    PC163 | James "The Thinker" Smith - Part 2 "Toughness Is An Illusion"09/07/2016
    55:22
  55. 63.
    PC162 | James "The Thinker" Smith - Part 1: "You May Be Unqualified"08/31/2016
    1:13:43
  56. 64.
    PC161 | Team Alpha Male's Josh Emmett & UFC's Worst Hand Injury08/24/2016
    57:11
  57. 65.
    PC160 | IFBB Pro Jon Andersen - Bleed With Me08/17/2016
    1:21:25
  58. 66.
    PC159 | The Steroid Games08/10/2016
    1:14:03
  59. 67.
    PC158 | Brooke & Sydney Wells (Like Man Buns)08/03/2016
    1:09:35
  60. 68.
    PC157 | 99% Snapback07/27/2016
    47:41
  61. 69.
    PC156 | Chalk & Glocks & Instagrammys07/20/2016
    52:58
  62. 70.
    PC155 | Real World Tactical - Guest Tony Sentmanat07/13/2016
    1:20:06
  63. 71.
    PC154 | Asked and Answered07/06/2016
    1:18:13
  64. 72.
    PC153 | Jason "Big J" English06/29/2016
    1:12:25
  65. 73.
    PC152 | Find Something You Love...06/22/2016
    1:05:20
  66. 74.
    PC151 | Alan Thrall of Untamed Strength06/15/2016
    1:07:51
  67. 75.
    PC150 | IFBB Pro Brad Rowe and Figure Competitor Stephanie Rowe06/08/2016
    1:08:22
  68. 76.
    PC149 | Strong Like An ApeMan - Guests Adam and Noah Field06/01/2016
    1:27:07
  69. 77.
    PC148 | Chris Duffin - Own Your Life05/25/2016
    1:19:09
  70. 78.
    PC147 | Tom Finn - Still Crazy After All These Beers05/18/2016
    55:40
  71. 79.
    PC146 | Dan Wells of NBC's "Strong"05/11/2016
    1:25:11
  72. 80.
    PC145 | Nik Platinum - Boogie Down!05/04/2016
    1:22:17
  73. 81.
    PC144 | Matt & Andy Vincent - The Brothers Vincent II04/27/2016
    1:39:19
  74. 82.
    PC143 | Meat Day / Meet Day - Your Questions About Performing on the Platform04/20/2016
    1:07:21
  75. 83.
    PC142 | Treston Shull - Drop Weight, Get Money04/13/2016
    1:32:29
  76. 84.
    PC141 | Jason Khalipa - Strong for Ava04/06/2016
    1:00:35
  77. 85.
    PC140 | St. Natty's Day03/30/2016
    1:13:41
  78. 86.
    PC 139 | Katie Hogan and Alexandra "No Pants" LaChance03/23/2016
    1:16:12
  79. 87.
    PC138 | Max Aita Returns03/16/2016
    1:32:35
  80. 88.
    PC137 | Eric Helms, Alberto Nunez, and Brad Loomis of 3D Muscle Journey03/09/2016
    1:10:26
  81. 89.
    PC136 | Leanna Carr03/02/2016
    1:29:55
  82. 90.
    PC135 | Pete Rubish02/24/2016
    1:15:23
  83. 91.
    PC134 | Marc Lobliner02/17/2016
    1:26:17
  84. 92.
    PC133 | KC Mitchell - That One Leg Monster02/10/2016
    1:06:21
  85. 93.
    PC132 | Mike Rashid: Live Call-in Show02/03/2016
    1:25:58
  86. 94.
    PC131 | Rob & Dana Linn Bailey01/27/2016
    1:24:09
  87. 95.
    PC130 | Would You Rather Be Dead Than Average?01/20/2016
    1:09:48
  88. 96.
    PC129 | Drug Test, Chicken Breast, Star Wars Fest01/13/2016
    1:25:21
  89. 97.
    PC128 | More Furious - Q & A with Furious Pete01/06/2016
    1:19:11
  90. 98.
    PC127 | Jon "Jujimufu" Call - His Tricks are Treats12/30/2015
    1:04:56
  91. 99.
    PC126 | Brian Shaw - The World's Strongest Man12/23/2015
    1:39:29
  92. 100.
    PC125 | Furious Pete Eats the Internet!12/16/2015
    1:31:57
  93. 101.
    PC124 | Jugger-noggin - Chad Wesley Smith Returns12/09/2015
    1:29:33
  94. 102.
    PC123 | Best Advices12/05/2015
    1:14:36
  95. 103.
    PC122 | One Federation to Rule Them All?12/02/2015
    1:26:29
  96. 104.
    PC121 | Going "Beyond the Barbell" with Ben Alderman and Blair Morrison11/25/2015
    1:40:55
  97. 105.
    PC120 | Jason Khalipa - Giving Fitness the Business11/18/2015
    1:21:23
  98. 106.
    PC119 | Anonymous Fan - Guest Krissy Mae Cagney11/11/2015
    1:19:06
  99. 107.
    PC118 - Choke Slam! - Guest Chris Bell11/04/2015
    1:27:58
  100. 108.
    PC117 | Do You Even Lift? - More with Layne Norton and Paul Revelia10/28/2015
    1:27:15
  101. 109.
    PC116 | Where You Find It - Inspiration and Other Off-topic Questions10/21/2015
    1:07:08
  102. 110.
    PC115 | Jesse Norris - Genetic Lottery Winner?10/14/2015
    1:11:27
  103. 111.
    PC114 | CT Fletcher - Death...and Life Without Fear10/07/2015
    1:20:13
  104. 112.
    PC113 | YouTube Interactive10/03/2015
    1:12:28
  105. 113.
    PC112 | Laurin Conlin & Katie Rutherford - Pulldowns and Pleaser Pumps09/30/2015
    1:19:03
  106. 114.
    PC111 - Layne Norton and Paul Revelia - Do You Even Science?09/23/2015
    1:48:05
  107. 115.
    PC110 | IFBB Pro Jon Andersen - Breaking the Surface of Deep Water09/16/2015
    1:35:05
  108. 116.
    PC109 | Mike Rashid & Omar Isuf - Common Ground09/09/2015
    1:26:00
  109. 117.
    PC108 | George Leeman Slays Deadlifts09/02/2015
    1:35:08
  110. 118.
    PC107 | Kroc Talks: From Matt to Janae Marie - Guest Janae Marie Kroczaleski08/26/2015
    1:57:14
  111. 119.
    PC106 | Surviving an Afghanistan Ambush - Guest: Will Hoover08/19/2015
    1:11:43
  112. 120.
    PC105 | Most Dominant Athletes?08/12/2015
    52:34
  113. 121.
    PC104 | Bryce Lewis - Excellence is a Habit08/05/2015
    1:26:23
  114. 122.
    PC103 | Jake Johns - VERY Big Boy | #10308/01/2015
    49:11
  115. 123.
    PC102 | Tonight D'oh! - Featuring Your Questions07/29/2015
    1:15:03
  116. 124.
    PC101 | Inside "Prescription Thugs" - Guest Chris Bell | #10107/22/2015
    1:24:18
  117. 125.
    PC100 | Bill Phillips -- Transformational Icon07/15/2015
    1:31:40
  118. 126.
    PC099 | The More You Know Rhino - Guest Stan Efferding07/08/2015
    1:41:15
  119. 127.
    PC098 | Chad Wesley Smith - Juggernaut!07/01/2015
    1:23:41
  120. 128.
    PC097 | Bart Kwan and Geo Antoinette of Barbell Brigade06/24/2015
    1:19:22
  121. 129.
    PC096 | Matt Wenning: The Strong Survive06/17/2015
    1:10:27
  122. 130.
    PC095 | #relationshipgoals - Krissy Mae Cagney and Drew Canavero06/10/2015
    1:17:38
  123. 131.
    PC094 | Ed Coan and Hege Neilsen - Don't Be a Follower06/03/2015
    1:14:45
  124. 132.
    PC093 | Lurk and Smash - Larry "Lrkr" Barcello and Adam "Hulksmassh" Rodriguez of Barbell Brigade05/27/2015
    1:11:03
  125. 133.
    PC092 | UFC's Joseph Benavidez and Danny Castillo of Team Alpha Male05/20/2015
    1:17:37
  126. 134.
    PC091 - Eric Spoto, King of the Bench Press05/13/2015
    1:20:46
  127. 135.
    PC090 | Colleen Fotsch and Ashley Beaver05/06/2015
    1:07:37
  128. 136.
    PC089 | En Fuego!04/29/2015
    1:13:10
  129. 137.
    PC088 | Background Check04/22/2015
    1:33:09
  130. 138.
    PC087 | Proudest Moments (or Q & A from Meatspin City)04/15/2015
    1:22:15
  131. 139.
    PC086 | Adrian Larsen - Never Tell Him Never04/08/2015
    1:01:38
  132. 140.
    PC085 | Tait Fletcher and Keith Jardine - Pirate as F**k!04/01/2015
    1:44:06
  133. 141.
    PC084 | Chris Duffin - Mad Scientist03/25/2015
    1:30:13
  134. 142.
    PC083 | Arnold Pumped Us Up03/18/2015
    1:15:10
  135. 143.
    PC082 | One Lift for the Rest of Your Life and Other Deep Questions03/11/2015
    1:09:41
  136. 144.
    PC081 | Rhino Returns - Guest Stan Efferding03/04/2015
    1:36:58
  137. 145.
    PC080 | Matt Vincent - The Fat Owl Returns02/25/2015
    1:17:59
  138. 146.
    PC079 | Mike Rashid - Alpha As F**k02/18/2015
    1:18:14
  139. 147.
    PC078 | LA Fit Expo, Sushi, and Big Gay Ice Cream (Almost)02/11/2015
    1:00:45
  140. 148.
    PC077 | RUM (and Other Flavors) - Guest David "Zeus" Zyski02/04/2015
    1:07:14
  141. 149.
    PC076 | PowerCast Live! - Guests Omar Isuf...and a Studio Audience01/30/2015
    1:33:24
  142. 150.
    PC075 | Azzmuff - Guest Omar Isuf01/28/2015
    1:11:13
  143. 151.
    PC074 | Strength Coaching in the UFC - Guest Amadeo Novella | #7401/21/2015
    1:04:11
  144. 152.
    PC073 | Krissy Mae Cagney Returns01/14/2015
    1:10:02
  145. 153.
    PC072 | Dr. Jim Stoppani - Black Belt in Broscience? - The Lost Episode01/13/2015
    1:07:31
  146. 154.
    PC071 | Finding Failure, Creating Success01/07/2015
    1:09:00
  147. 155.
    PC070 | Another Listen: Stan Efferding12/31/2014
    1:21:30
  148. 156.
    PC069 | Another Listen: Stone Cold Steve Austin12/24/2014
    1:22:02
  149. 157.
    PC068 - Show and Tell (or Bland Food Sucks!)12/17/2014
    1:12:06
  150. 158.
    PC067 | Caffeine and Kilos -- Guests: Danny Lehr and Dean Saddoris12/10/2014
    1:15:54
  151. 159.
    PC066 | Poughkeepsie Bill's Decline Bench - Guest: Chris Bell12/03/2014
    57:48
  152. 160.
    PC065 | Athletes Ain't Tryna Be Powerlifters11/26/2014
    46:01
  153. 161.
    PC064 | Business in the Front, Deadlift Party in the Back11/19/2014
    1:19:58
  154. 162.
    PC063 | No, What's Your REAL PR?11/12/2014
    1:16:47
  155. 163.
    PC062 | The War on Carbs11/05/2014
    1:27:02
  156. 164.
    PC061 | Peanut Butter and Jealousy - Guests Jesse Burdick and Chris Bell10/29/2014
    1:15:53
  157. 165.
    PC060 | The Welbourn Identity - Guest: John Welbourn10/22/2014
    1:39:22
  158. 166.
    PC059 | AKA Kim Valentine - Guest - Powerlifter Kim Tran10/15/2014
    1:15:51
  159. 167.
    PC058 | Protein Pleasure Party - Guests Tony Montgomery and Nicole Berry10/08/2014
    1:27:36
  160. 168.
    PC057 | Up For Liquid, Down for Solid10/01/2014
    1:19:21
  161. 169.
    PC056 | Steak, Coconut Oil, and Paleo Strip Clubs09/24/2014
    48:43
  162. 170.
    PC055 | More Q&A-ness: Steroids, YouTubers, and BSF2 - Guest Chris Bell09/16/2014
    1:02:12
  163. 171.
    PC054 | Alberto Nuñez of 3D Muscle Journey - Coach, Powerlifter, Natural Bodybuilder | #5409/10/2014
    1:12:28
  164. 172.
    PC053 | Drifta Lifta - Guest Matt Vincent09/03/2014
    1:11:42
  165. 173.
    PC052 | Too Fat or SO Fat?08/27/2014
    1:11:06
  166. 174.
    PC051 | Another Listen: Layne Norton08/20/2014
    1:08:18
  167. 175.
    PC050 | You Don't Know Dick (Lickerson)08/13/2014
    52:22
  168. 176.
    PC049 | Director Chris Bell and Fitness Model/DJ Lauren Pappas08/06/2014
    59:35
  169. 177.
    PC048 | Jon Andersen - Pro Strongman to Pro Wrestler to Pro Bodybuilder07/30/2014
    48:22
  170. 178.
    PC047 | Q & A (or T & A)?07/23/2014
    1:25:04
  171. 179.
    PC046 | Robb Wolf on How Paleo Has Evolved07/16/2014
    1:30:21
  172. 180.
    PC045 | Cereal Killers07/09/2014
    1:18:47
  173. 181.
    PC044 | Finding Your Focus - CrossFit Regionals Athlete and Gym Owner Ben Alderman07/02/2014
    1:14:24
  174. 182.
    PC043 | Kelly and Juliet Starrett on Marriage, Business and Creating a Better Physical Culture for Kids06/25/2014
    1:39:00
  175. 183.
    PC042 | Layne Norton on How Not to Screw Yourself Up with Poverty Macros06/18/2014
    1:37:57
  176. 184.
    PC041 | The REAL Monsters of the Midway - Team Lilliebridge06/11/2014
    1:24:29
  177. 185.
    PC040 | Get Some Iron Cred!06/04/2014
    1:18:54
  178. 186.
    PC039 | Doughnuts and Deadlifts - Guest Krissy Mae Cagney05/28/2014
    1:00:48
  179. 187.
    PC038 | Future Raw Squat King? - Guest Derek Kendall05/21/2014
    1:17:28
  180. 188.
    PC037 | How to Bro-Science the Crap Out of Your Diet05/14/2014
    1:19:22
  181. 189.
    PC036 | The Brothers Vincent - Guests Matt and Andy Vincent05/07/2014
    1:15:17
  182. 190.
    PC035 | Uncommon Sense - Guest Jim Wendler04/30/2014
    1:24:06
  183. 191.
    PC034 | The Beast Oberst - World's Strongest Man Competitor Robert Oberst04/23/2014
    1:11:44
  184. 192.
    PC033 | Game Changer: Tony Budding Cooks Up a Pro Team Sport for the 21st Century04/16/2014
    1:21:11
  185. 193.
    PC032 | Who Wants to Lift on TV? - Guest Drew Canavero04/09/2014
    1:25:09
  186. 194.
    PC031| Give Yourself a New Challenge - Strongman Jon Andersen Dominates His First Bodybuilding Show04/02/2014
    1:24:38
  187. 195.
    PC030 | When the Gainz Ain't What They Used to Be03/29/2014
    1:08:25
  188. 196.
    PC029 | Mark Bell is A.W.O.L. | Poop Stories03/26/2014
    38:10
  189. 197.
    PC028 | Might As Well Jump! - Guest "The Explosive Coach" Ryan Moody03/19/2014
    1:05:04
  190. 198.
    PC027 | How To Succeed by Outworking Everybody - Guest Zach Even-Esh03/12/2014
    1:24:37
  191. 199.
    PC026 | Gear, Raw and Motorcycle Grandma - with Powerlifter Matt Wenning03/05/2014
    1:05:55
  192. 200.
    PC025 | Terrible Outfit Tuesday Training With Jesse Burdick02/28/2014
    1:07:09

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