50% Facts with Silent Mike & Jim McD

By Jim McDonald and Mike Farr

Life’s too short to be half right! Veteran podcasters Mike Farr and Jim McDonald try to answer a single question without any research – then ask an expert what they got right or wrong. Any question is fair game, but most involve health, fitness, nutrition, mental health, culture…even sex. They walk away with a better sense of the facts…and so do you.

  1. 1.
    Who are you really training to impress? | Mini-episode
    11:33
  2. 2.
    Documentaries about star athletes we didn’t know were trans (Part 2)
    49:11
  3. 3.
    Documentaries about star athletes who were secretly transgender (Part 1)
    45:47
  4. 4.
    Do we need heroes?
    56:41
  5. 5.
    Anxiety self-help, carb cycling, conjugate versus progressive overload questions. | September Q&A
    54:51
  6. 6.
    Is sharing explicit content (of yourself) on social media going too far to make a buck ?
    42:28
  7. 7.
    “Untold: Malice in the Palace” Documentary Review – How did the Pacers-Pistons brawl really start?
    1:01:13
  8. 8.
    “Athlete A” Documentary Review – How did medals become more important than children?
    1:00:37
  1. 9.
    What are algorithms and why do they rule our lives?
    27:26
  2. 10.
    What makes a sociopath a sociopath? Are you one?
    51:13
  3. 11.
    “I am Bolt” Review | Olympics Kickoff with a look at one of the fastest humans ever, Usain Bolt
    1:00:02
  4. 12.
    Are we divided by a common language? Words and phrases not everybody understands
    58:06
  5. 13.
    Fairness in athletic competition: Is anyone owed a level playing field?
    49:36
  6. 14.
    WeWork Documentary: Why do we want to fall for hucksters? | Review and Reaction with Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos
    1:14:33
  7. 15.
    Is Seaspiracy really about pollution or nutrition? | Review and Reaction with Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos
    59:21
  8. 16.
    Does being “disciplined” in the gym automatically carry over to anything else? | June Q & A
    1:00:26
  9. 17.
    Does fit/fat shaming accomplish anything? w/Kelly Lenahan
    1:08:07
  10. 18.
    “Super Size Me” – How did this junk food movie fool anyone? | Review and reaction
    1:20:34
  11. 19.
    Mental health awareness month special episode w/Lisa Lampanelli, Nick Scopoletti, and Beau McDowell of the Losers with a Dream podcast
    51:48
  12. 20.
    How much of success is just showing up? | May Q&A
    56:12
  13. 21.
    Icarus: Steroid documentary or spy thriller? | Reaction & Review w/Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos
    1:31:13
  14. 22.
    Is this the golden age of MMA? w/Urijah Faber
    59:48
  15. 23.
    Sponsorships: Are they worth it for smaller brands? Are they fair to athletes? | April Q & A
    56:28
  16. 24.
    Do influencers create culture or just reflect it? Are there any original creative ideas left? w/Bart Kwan of Barbell Brigade
    49:51
  17. 25.
    Does Power Unlimited hold up? w/Tommy and Tanner of Massenomics
    1:24:31
  18. 26.
    Do you have what it takes to lift and work at home forever? w/Bart Kwan of Barbell Brigade
    34:13
  19. 27.
    “The Last Blockbuster” | A preview of the death of retail? w/Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos
    1:13:07
  20. 28.
    What do ya wanna know? | March Q and A
    50:26
  21. 29.
    What do you need to know when starting a gym (or any business)?
    57:08
  22. 30.
    Did “Pumping Iron” create the fitness industry? | Reaction & Review w/Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos
    1:17:40
  23. 31.
    What do regular gym guys think of powerlifting? w/Fat Dan & his brothers from the Bridge to Bridge Podcast
    1:01:18
  24. 32.
    How do parents (or any busy people) fit fitness into family life? | Monthly Q&A
    56:34
  25. 33.
    What would a perfect powerlifting federation look like? w/Marcus “Filipino Thunder” Sannadan
    1:11:11
  26. 34.
    “Fake Famous” | What did Instagram do for (and to) fitness?
    1:10:13
  27. 35.
    What do new studies say about training for powerlifting vs bodybuilding? (and other discussions) w/ Eric Helms & Omar Isuf
    1:37:00
  28. 36.
    Top fitness trends for 2021?
    54:51
  29. 37.
    Do you have goals or do you have plans?
    46:50
  30. 38.
    How did strongman get so popular? w/Alan Thrall and Joey Szatmary
    1:11:00
  31. 39.
    Sports have changed due to the pandemic. Which changes will last?
    1:15:24
  32. 40.
    How is training athletes different than training Gen Pop? w/Joseph and Nolan Grinstain of Hyperthrive Athletics
    58:51
  33. 41.
    When and how should kids start powerlifting?
    45:20
  34. 42.
    What kinds of powerlifting content do YOU want to see?
    1:01:54
  35. 43.
    Why do people think powerlifters have to be fat? Q to the A
    1:00:34
  36. 44.
    How does a concept become a brand identity? w/Oliver Munby
    41:10
  37. 45.
    What have we learned so far? (PLUS A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT)
    58:02
  38. 46.
    Bonus episode for Suicide Prevention Month w/John Romaniello
    18:57
  39. 47.
    Can injuries be prevented? w/Dr. Ramsey Nijem (Encore)
    45:21
  40. 48.
    Clutch Performances & Flow States: Are heroes born or taught? w/Dr. Matt Johnson (Encore)
    59:00
  41. 49.
    How do you stay on the path to your goals? w/ Chris Long of Tailored Sacramento
    1:06:59
  42. 50.
    Should you back off or double down? w/ Danny Lehr & Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos
    1:28:04

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