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The Scholars & Iron Podcast

Jan 27, 2020

You asked for it, and you got it:  a longer S&I episode! In this one, I went down to Richmond, VA to Sean Murphy's Mayhem Fitness where I spoke with strength sports preservationist, Chad Clark. Chad has been supporting the growth and spread of indigenous and ethnic strength games in the US and abroad, from Scottish...


Jan 20, 2020

Can powerlifting be used as a tool to liberate and build strong identities? Dr Marilia Coutinho thinks so, and built a strength gym in one of São Paulo's biggest slum. But corruption, mafia-like violence on the part of a well-known international powerlifting organization challenged her project. Marilia spoke about the...


Jan 13, 2020

Dana is an impressive powerlifter from New Jersey, a former judge for the USAPL, and a member of an expanding and diverse group, the Sisters of Powerlifting. I spoke to Dana about the rise of the #melaningang and what's in store for her in the new year.


Jan 6, 2020

French philosopher René Descartes once suggested that the earliest conceptions of the gravity stemmed from our understanding of the soul. And for the powerlifter, this connection between the mind and gravity ought to give us some pause—it certainly did for JM Blakley. Many know Blakley for his impressive records he...