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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).

Feb 20, 2019

We follow up the episode “Can You Teach Speed?” with a deeper dive into muscle fiber types that we touched on in that episode: 

  • What’s the difference between fast twitch and slow twitch fibers?
  • Does the mix of fibers tend to affect performance? Aesthetics?
  • Is changing your mix of fiber types possible, and if so,...


Feb 14, 2019

Our good friend, Jacob Ross returns as our expert to answer this question. Can you teach speed? Specifically, speed for sports?

As we talked through the question, we of course came up with even more thoughts:

  • Is it purely genetics?
  • Are there muscle fiber type differences between men and women?
  • Can strength training...


Feb 7, 2019

True to the premise of this show, we don’t do any specific prep before we talk about the question at hand. This time, it bit us in the ass a bit. We had seen the new paper on “intermittent dieting” co-authored by previous guests Eric Helms, PhD, Layne Norton, PhD, and our guest for this episode, Andy Galpin, PhD...


Jan 31, 2019

Mike’s mom, Maria Farr, is a certified olive oil judge and sensory panelist. With all the recent focus on fats in our diets, we decided to bring her on to help educate us – and you – on a particularly tasty fat.

Our questions went something like this:

  • What does “extra virgin” even mean? (It’s not...


Jan 24, 2019

Vertical jump has become a test of athleticism, but is it something you can train? Box jumps have come around again in popularity, but are they an important training tool...or just a cool trick? What contributes to being good at either or both? Can you make significant improvement with training? 

Our good friend, Jacob...