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The Scholars & Iron Podcast

Oct 7, 2019

In Episode 2, Joe discusses bodybuilding as a unique process of developing self-awareness, exploring what the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima referred to as "learning the language of the flesh." He also critiques Mishima, and suggests how bodybuilding can offer meaning in modernity as we experience it today.

Sep 30, 2019

In the inaugural episode of S&I, Joe discusses the shift from exercise to training, the collection of trivia versus full-blooded theory. Touching upon an insight from the Soviet psychologist Lev Vygotsky called the "Zone of Proximal Development", Joe describes a painful arena of learning, and why it's necessary in order...