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The Scholars & Iron Podcast

Oct 14, 2020

How do we view fitness in our live? Today, there is a small, but significant population who have shirked its hobby-like status and have transformed fitness into veritable outlook on life itself. They seek to embody what writer and journalist Kunitz calls, the practicing life. But is this just another cultish byproduct...


Sep 30, 2020

It’s September 30th, 2020, and it was exactly one year ago today when this podcast first launched. Mike Bevers, a close friend but really a brother of mine, and I had both went through academia with a sense that we explored only one aspect of our being—our mind—but that our bodies were rarely ever an object of...


Sep 20, 2020

Indigenous strength sports have been around for hundreds of years—if not a millennia—with nearly every culture claiming their own. Most, if not all, of these sports are centered on lifting or throwing ancient agricultural equipment, such as stones, oxcarts, and axes. As our modern economy continues to evolve and...


Aug 31, 2020

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States today. In 2018, suicide attempts were estimated to number around 1.5 million cases alone. Dr Marilia Coutinho is a member of the Ronin Institute, a Brazilian academic trained in both the...


Aug 16, 2020

Swede Burns is an elite powerlifter, author of the famous 5th Set, and he is also a published author in his own right, his first collection called “Clues About Ghosts” poems of intimacy and despair”. Swede has been compared poets like Charles Bukowski, touching on the kaleidoscope world of romance,...