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8 hours ago
Todd Jones (Nails)
In this episode of “Between Two Todds,” Todd Jones discusses his songwriting process for Nails and why he thinks of himself more as a “music fan” than a “musician.” Todd has a public perception that is often totally out of alignment with his actual personality. Some of this is likely a side effect of being […] The post Todd Jones (Nails) appeared first on Todd Nief.
Jun 15, 2020
Wayne Banks (KIPP Academy) on remote learning, protests, and race in CrossFit
Wayne is the principal in residence at KIPP Team Academy in Newark, New Jersey. I’ve wanted to have Wayne on the show for awhile to talk about education since I’m endlessly fascinated with learning, learning about learning, teaching, teaching others to teach, and basically every other possible recursion and iteration of the words “teach” and […] The post Wayne Banks (KIPP Academy) on remote learning, protests, and race in CrossFit appeared first on Todd Nief.
May 28, 2020
John Wooley (Make WODs Great Again) on the essentialness of CrossFit gyms
I recently wrote a controversial oped for the Morning Chalk Up on why my CrossFit gym isn’t an essential business. John Wooley, from the regularly hysterical CrossFit satire account @makewodsgreatagain, wrote a thoughtful response disagreeing with my claim that CrossFit gyms are not essential. I figured it would be interesting to have a recorded conversation where […] The post John Wooley (Make WODs Great Again) on the essentialness of CrossFit gyms appeared first on Todd Nief.
May 18, 2020
Jeff Wang (Modern Asian Kitchen | Yum Dum Truck) on the Impact of COVID-19 on Restaurants
When people think of the culture of a country or a city, food is one of the first things that comes to mind. But, with the economic disruption caused by COVID-19, a lot of folks – myself included – have serious concerns about the ability of restaurants to make it through to the other side […] The post Jeff Wang (Modern Asian Kitchen | Yum Dum Truck) on the Impact of COVID-19 on Restaurants appeared first on Todd Nief.
May 3, 2020
Brad Stulberg (The Growth Equation)
Brad Stulberg has a list of accomplishments that would make most authors drip with envy. Hundreds of thousands of books sold. A regular column in Outside Magazine. Contributions to publications like The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and Wired. A blue checkmark on Twitter and tens of thousands of followers. A lot of Brad’s message […] The post Brad Stulberg (The Growth Equation) appeared first on Todd Nief.
Apr 20, 2020
Jon Callahan (The Great Unlearn)
Cal spent a long time chasing money, social status, and all kinds of external validation. And he didn’t just chase it. He was good at getting it. As an interest rate trader in Chicago, he had checked a lot of the boxes that people think will make them happy. (Including playing golf with Michael Jordan […] The post Jon Callahan (The Great Unlearn) appeared first on Todd Nief.
Apr 6, 2020
Ian Kaplan (Hybrid Performance Method)
So, what’s the deal with chiropractors? Are they all just full of it? Ian Kaplan is the COO of Hybrid Performance Method (Stefi Cohen’s training company) and soon to be doctor of chiropractic, and he’s also one of the most thoughtful and skeptical people in the fitness space. In this conversation, Ian breaks down how […] The post Ian Kaplan (Hybrid Performance Method) appeared first on Todd Nief.
Mar 23, 2020
Jason Collins, PhD on Loss Aversion and Ergodicity Economics
People are predictably irrational, right? We have a poor intuitive understanding of statistics, we leap to drawing cause and effect relationships where none exist, we don’t understand exponential growth very well, and we gorge ourselves on junk food and junk television. We’re broken! While there are all kinds of quirks to our built-in reasoning hardware, […] The post Jason Collins, PhD on Loss Aversion and Ergodicity Economics appeared first on Todd Nief.
Mar 9, 2020
Joshua Becker, PhD on Polarization, Collective Intelligence & Social Tipping Points
It’s all over the news: We’re getting more and more polarized. People can’t even seem to agree on basic facts anymore. Politics are tearing this country apart. However, some of Joshua Becker’s recent research shows that – while polarization potentially makes things more difficult – people are still very capable of learning from each other […] The post Joshua Becker, PhD on Polarization, Collective Intelligence & Social Tipping Points appeared first on Todd Nief.
Feb 24, 2020
Jason Crawford (The Roots of Progress)
“Progress” sounds like a good thing – in fact it’s almost embedded in the definition of the word. However, as a mad-at-the-world, angst-ridden teen, I was opposed to progress. Pretty funny how that works out. Jason Crawford has been studying the stories behind some of our most game-changing yet under-appreciated innovations like the bicycle, the […] The post Jason Crawford (The Roots of Progress) appeared first on Todd Nief.