This was a fun chat with one of my 'old athletes". I had the pleasure of working with Nathan Burke when I was at St. Kilda Football Club for a few years. And of his 3 Best & Fairest Awards, 4 x All-Australian Teams, St. Kilda Team of the Century, 323 games and Australian Hall of Fame induction, I contributed exactly zero to his success but nonetheless, it was an absolute pleasure working with him. This is a casual chat with Burkey about life in and outside of sport. Enjoy. *TYP Triva: Nathan was our first ever guest.
Nikki Morrison is an Exercise Scientist, Registered Nurse, Oncology Specialist, End of Life Doula, Pastoral Carer and Earth Angel. In this chat, we discuss our individual challenges (hers and mine) with eating issues, body image issues, body dysmorphia and obsessive food, lifestyle and exercise habits, which derailed big slabs of our (respective) lives. We also explore some of the underlying emotional, social and psychological drivers of our seemingly-crazy behaviours.
Exercise Physiologist Russ Jarrett is back at TYP and this time we talk about the do’s and don’ts of strength training for absolute beginners. I apologise about the audio quality from my mic, we didn’t realise it wasn’t working properly until post recording.
Jody Avirgan is a podcast host, producer and editor. His production company is Roulette Productions, he is the host of the Radiotopia show "This Day in Esoteric Political History," and "Good Sport" from the TED Audio Collective, and serves as story editor and executive producer for a number of projects. Oh, and for a long time, he was a professional Ultimate Frisbee athlete and yes, it's a real sport with real athletes. Among other things, we chat about how training for, and competing in sport, can translate into real-world benefits and skills outside of the sporting arena. Enjoy.
In this freestyle and rambling chat, Tiff and I talk about how we might optimise (or potentially, waste) our time, energy, genetics and resources, when it comes to the ever-present challenge of exercising effectively, efficiently and safely. Enjoy.
Trav Bell and I have shared similar journeys, beginning in the fitness world and ending up in the professional speaking space. Sure, he’s younger, better looking, more charismatic and more successful than me but other than that, peas in a fucking pod. This was fun.
21 year-old Maddie (Maddison) has arrived at TYP Central to bring down the average age of the team. Understandably, this is her first ever chat on a podcast and let's just say that her debut on a mic was a significant improvement on mine. Among other things, we talk about her role at TYP, lessons learned from following me around to speaking gigs, working alongside a dinosaur, training her 183 cm body for its first marathon (ex-basketballer), the pressure on young people to look a certain way, growing up without a father (her dad Ashley passed away when she was one), growing up in the country (where she still lives), working out without becoming obsessed and lots more. Enjoy.
There’s a lot of misinformation, marketing, deception, pseudoscience and less be honest, bullshit, when it comes to the (globally-huge) business of anti-ageing. This episode is me talking about that. Enjoy.
Nah, not really. But sorta, kinda, maybe. I had a very clear and weird dream last night and that weirdness was the central theme for my discussion with Tiff. Before the weirdness happened, we spoke about the famous Australian Singer-Songwriter who's written a song about Tiff and is using her image on the front of his new album! We also chatted about, who I think could be the best all-round athletes (from a specific sport) in the world. Enjoy. And get your kaftan ready.
Jacqui Louder is the Sport Psychologist for the Collingwood Football Club (the most loved and hated team in the land) and as most of you know, her team recently won the AFL Grand Final. Well, we sat down and spoke about the multitude of variables (physical, mental, emotional, practical, organisational) that contribute towards winning the ultimate prize. And yes, we cover much more than just footy, sport and Collingwood. Enjoy.
Apart from being a three-time Olympian, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, five-time World Championship Gold Medalist and five-time Commonwealth Games Gold medalist, Bronte Campbell is also a funny, interesting, intelligent, highly-focused and kind-of philosophical. That was my take anyway. This was an interesting chat with a super-athlete who, at times in her career, has been better than everyone in the world, except her sister. Enjoy.