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The Scholars & Iron Podcast

Nov 27, 2019

I recently spoke to Heather Squire, an activist and Muay Thai fighter based in Philadelphia, whose own journey from being fearful to conquering herself, manifested in more ways than victory in the ring. We spoke about her training, her political beliefs, and what lay in store next for Heather, as she ventures into...


Nov 25, 2019

Joe talks with James Robinson, PhD candidate in History at Northeastern University, whose dissertation uncovers the forgotten narrative of working-class and leftist athleticism in the 20th century. Unions, it turns out, did more than just fight for wages and better working conditions—they also hosted sporting events...


Nov 18, 2019

According to Olympic weightlifting coach and scholar, Andrew "Bud" Charniga", the strength gap between biological men and women may be as narrow as 80%—if not closer. As more and more women begin to take up powerlifting, Joe sits down with WNPF coaches Debbi Cohen, Kathi Sottosanti, and Henri Skiba, owner of Skiba's...


Nov 15, 2019

In the third installment of a special series, THE SANCTUARIES OF STRENGTH, Joe sits down with Frank Peffer, of Peffer Athletic Club in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Frank talks about his passion for inventing unique exercise machines, his ideas of training, and how his gym is seen more as a family in contrast to commercial...


CROSS POSTING! - Interview with Coach Kathi Sottosanti

Nov 11, 2019

What's up everyone,

 

I recently had a chance to sit down and chat with WNPF (World Natural Powerlifting) coach and powerlifter, Kathi Croston Sottosanti on her YouTube channel, Coach Kathi The Fit Spirit. Check out Real talk on Powerlifting for Women. Empowering Women to Lift Weights!

I'll be posting the podcast...