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A podcast about the first-draft secrets behind great movies. Each episode, the screenwriter behind a beloved film shares with us their initial screenplay for that movie. We then talk through what changed, what didn’t and why on its journey to the big screen. Hosted by Al Horner and produced by Kamil Dymek.
 
Professional mountain biker Payson McElveen sits down with some of the biggest names in sports and adventure to get an inside look at what sets them apart. With no script, the casual conversations are as diverse as the guests, with topics ranging from harrowing tales of survival, to debates on current events, to everyday tips and tricks and everything in between. As Payson travels the world for his two-wheeled day job, listen in as he rubs shoulders with and learns from some of the most insp ...
 
A serial audio drama created by real inmates in a real maximum security prison. Over a period of three years, a team of a dozen inmates worked with university teachers to create a script for an unfolding audio drama -- one that would entertain their peers while confronting the health issues they all face. Then, using nothing but the most limited recording equipment, these men performed and recorded what they had written. The result is fiction -- but a story revealing the truth these men know ...
 
Today's teenage girls face unprecedented challenges - and so do their parents. From anxiety, loneliness, and depression to struggles with friendships, body image, and self-worth, girls feel the overwhelm of a perfect storm that often leads them to despondency. For moms raising daughters, big questions have emerged: How can we help them thrive? How can we offer hope, wisdom, calm, and strength? In the Girl Mom podcast, blogger Kari Kampakis, a mom of 4 girls and author of 3 books (including t ...
 
Lose yourself in a story of obsession, 40 years of night life and 4,000 years of human connection. In The Portal Martin Green, Wils Wilson, and David Greig have woven together a tale of love, music, drugs and deceit. Two obsessive recordists, and lovers torn apart by circumstance; Etteridge and Angela left us the most incredible collection of 20th century documentation ever made. From 1947 to 1988 they never met. They recorded any and every aspect of London nightlife, from war-time dance-hal ...
 
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Our guest today is a storyteller who knows great comedy. As a director, Paul Feig has manned beloved movies like Bridesmaids, Ghostbuster and The Heat, not to mention memorable episodes of smash hit TV shows like Arrested Development and The Office. When it comes to writing, he more often than not passes the baton to brilliant collaborators, like A…
 
Nothing can derail a teenager quicker than an unhealthy romance or making an idol of romance. Join Kari and Mary Lauren as they talk about love that reflects the heart of Christ and finding peace & joy in being single. Ep. 54 Show Notes: o Kari’s books: Love Her Well, More Than a Mom, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, Liked: Whose Approval Are …
 
Matt and Scott continue their discussion from part 1 over a range of topics, including theology, business, softball, and more. This is a wide-ranging podcast that deviates from our normal content. We hope you enjoy! GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans. There's …
 
Matt and Scott chat over a range of topics, including theology, business, softball, and more. This is a wide-ranging podcast that deviates from our normal content. We hope you enjoy! GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans. There's no contract and you can cancel an…
 
Hello! This week Geoff's exploring how individuals have taken on the big dogs to seek justice. We talk to three guests who have faced up to their employers, multinational corporations and even governments to challenge unfair treatment and inspire change for the better. But can an eventual victory ever outweigh the personal toll? And how can we make…
 
Building trust - this can seem a bit nebulous. Andrew Jackson provides a coaching value equation or model for how you can think about and improve how you build trust and provide value to your clients. The Future of Coaching Technology has redefined coaching and will continue to do so. You might be reading this on your phone, whereas decades ago sim…
 
When Meg Fisher went to college, she was a walk-on for the University of Montana's Division 1 tennis team, but was taken out of the sport and the life she knew when a catastrophic car accident left her in a coma. When her leg was amputated, it was the least of her doctors' worries. Most of them assumed that she would never be able to live independe…
 
What is the future of coaching? Niki Sims & CJ Gotcher discuss current trends that will likely define the future of coaching and how you can improve your coaching practice to be better positioned now & in the future. The Future of Coaching Technology has redefined coaching and will continue to do so. You might be reading this on your phone, whereas…
 
Hello! Ed is absent due to the period of national mourning, so Geoff takes the reins with a conversation recorded before last week's news. We talk to three inspiring guests about the commons. But what are the commons, how do they reduce inequality and why can we be optimistic about them today? We speak to Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associa…
 
A teen's choices set the trajectory for their life. Even friend choices play a major role in the kind of future they'll have. But how do you teach your teen to make good choices, and choose good company, while not judging peers who take a different route? What are signs that your well-behaved teen has a heart issue with pride? How can teens interve…
 
When Kiel Reijnen’s five-year-old daughter EmmyLou told him that she wanted to ride to Idaho (a 700+ mile trip), he suggested they compete in the 102-mile gravel stage of Rebecca’s Private Idaho instead. Kiel joins Payson to talk about how he brought this idea to fruition and got to witness Emmy’s grit, endurance, and competitiveness. With only one…
 
Staying sane on social media: seems impossible, right? CJ Gotcher explains how you can train the algorithm and train yourself to intentionally use social media for your purposes. Social Media is Toxic We're probably beyond the naïve understanding some people had about social media a decade ago, that it's a free way to connect with others and promot…
 
Matt, Niki, and CJ discuss introducing new exercises: why & how, different categories of exercises, determining your main exercises, and more. Why Introduce New Exercises? Novices need to get generally stronger. The process of doing this is simple, though hard & effective, of course. Add weight to certain compound barbell movements in a set and rep…
 
Hello! This week we’re back to school and learning all about character education. But what is it and why is it relevant beyond the classroom too? One of the leading authorities on the topic (the Jubilee Centre) defines character education as all explicit and implicit educational activities that help young people to develop positive personal strengt…
 
Bjorn Riley is part of the wave of young US cross country mountain bike racers that’s been making a splash on the World Cup circuit over the past few years. Placing 5th at Worlds this year, 2nd at the Snowshoe World Cup in West Virginia, and landing at the top of the podium at Nationals, Bjorn is already making a name for himself on the internation…
 
Your thought life as a mother – and what you choose to believe – matters deeply. It can make you feel hopeful or hopeless, optimistic about the future or stuck in despair and regret. Join Kari as she offers insight on how to create lifegiving scripts that enable you to become the person (and mother) you're meant to be. Ep. 52 Show Notes: o Order Ka…
 
What is pain, how does it work, and why do we experience pain (what value does it provide us)? Jayson Ball explains all. Pain in the Flesh The process of pain begins in the flesh through sensory transduction. Information from the environment turns into an electric impulse in the nervous system, that eventually makes its way to the brain. Proteins e…
 
Karl Schudt discusses arete in the ancient world. This concept encompasses the words in English and underlying ideas of virtue and excellence. Depending on the subject, if you are reading an English translation of an Ancient Greek book, you will see this as either excellence or virtue. He continues to lead seminars and do the podcast at Online Grea…
 
Hello! Normal service has resumed on Reasons to be Cheerful following our summer break, and this week we're talking all about the charity sector. But what the heck is it? Ed and Geoff try to find out by talking to Daniel King, Professor of Organisation Studies at Nottingham Trent University. We also talk to Mita Desai, CEO of the Young Trustees Mov…
 
South African cyclist Matt Beers has done a little bit of everything when it comes to racing on two wheels. Starting out in motocross, he turned to mountain biking after he was sidelined by an injury, going on to win the South African Marathon National Championships and the Cape Epic stage race in 2021. After an impressive but unlucky showing at Ca…
 
Bekah Krieg joins CJ to discuss lifting with back pain: modifications, mindset, & approaches as coach or lifter to deal with/overcome back pain & get stronger. She worked as a physical therapist for 20 years, is an Exclusive Coach for Barbell Logic, and is the Barbell Academy Curriculum Director. Weightlifting with Back Pain Back pain seems to come…
 
Today on the show, we feature some of the experiences that riders in all categories had at Leadville and SBT GRVL last weekend. Payson answers listener questions about the races, including his training in the weeks leading up, using hydration packs instead of stopping at neutral aid stations, and his bike setup. He also chats with Keegan Swenson, t…
 
Hello! For the final episode in our Existential Cheerful Summer series we’re talking to Oliver Burkeman: author, journalist and self-proclaimed ‘reformed productivity geek’ for the Guardian. We talk to him about his new book Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It which is all about why it’s empowering for us to confront our ‘finitude,’ i.e. th…
 
It's not enough to tell our kids to "be kind." They need real-life examples of what kindness looks like - and parents who model it. Join Kari as she shares this story that went viral almost 10 years ago and is just as relevant today as it was back then. Ep. 51 Show Notes: o Kari’s books for moms: More Than a Mom and Love Her Well o Kari’s books for…
 
We discuss bringing order to the chaos to get important things done, improve your quality of life, and feel at ease. Bringing Order to Chaos Life can be difficult and hectic. Hardship, both voluntary and involuntary, is part of life. Certain times, though, seem especially difficult, and it's hard to keep your head above water. Everything is urgent,…
 
Violent delights have violent ends, to quote one of the most daring TV shows of the last decade. And listeners, we are now officially approaching that end of that incredible series. Today on Script Apart, Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy reflects on the creation of the smash-hit HBO series, reveals the thinking behind some of the thrilling creative de…
 
Hello! This week's summer episode is all about music and our powerful relationship to it. Ed is a latecomer to music's joys, but critic, journalist and interviewer Jude Rogers has been a life-long devotee. Jude's new memoir The Sound of Being Human: How Music Shapes Our Lives traces the pivotal moments of her life soundtracked by twelve songs. Alon…
 
5x mountain bike Marathon National Champion Rose Grant joins Payson to talk about her recently announced retirement, how she hopes to finish out the season, and what she’s looking forward to post-professional cycling. Rose started racing later than many riders, only getting into the sport when she was nearing 30. During her first season, she became…
 
Matt talks to Nate Garrison about strength training with autoimmune disease. Nate is a videographer and video editor for Barbell Logic that Matt met through Tactical Response. He discusses his journey with autoimmune disease and how barbell training helped his physical and mental health throughout the ongoing process. Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's…
 
Hello! In the second of our summer episodes we're talking to environmental activist, author and journalist George Monbiot. Farming is the most environmentally damaging industry in the whole world, and great swathes of the Earth's surface are given over to the production of our food, particularly through grazing and feeding livestock. In his new boo…
 
When your birthday hits the half-century mark, you've got a lifetime of memories under your belt. You hit an interesting crossroads of simultaneously reflecting on the past & wondering about the future. Join Kari as she shares thoughts on turning 50 - and why it's a great place to be. Ep. 50 Show Notes: o Kari’s books for moms: More Than a Mom and …
 
Sarah Sturm returns to the show for a wide-ranging conversation about the struggle to stay hungry in a profession full of uncontrollable inconsistency, Tour de France Femme, and the anxieties about what life might look like after retiring from professional cycling. They also discuss the many ways that grief is shaping the gravel community this seas…
 
Matt and Scott finish their talk discussing the coach-client interaction and being coachable. If you're paying for coaching, your coach is probably erring on not enough stress, especially if you're a general client trying to get stronger for general health and quality of life reasons. You're not training for the Olympics. If you decide to do 2, 3, …
 
Un, dos, tres, toca la pared. In 2007, there was no more chilling a sentence for moviegoers, as the gripping ghost story El Orfanato swept cinemas worldwide. The Orphanage, as it was known in the UK and America, was an instant classic tale of grief and obsession that remains a cherished piece of ‘00s horror cinema. It followed a mother, Laura, who …
 
Matt & Scott developed the concept of Minimum Effective Dose programming (MED programming) through conversations on the podcast. Today, Matt and Scott discuss how to apply the principles of MED programming when PRs are behind you. Listen to Scott's podcasts: Online Great Books, Music & Ideas, or Growing Resilience. This typically occurs for older c…
 
Barry Wicks started racing professionally in 2002, competing on both the mountain bike and cyclocross world circuits. These days, he continues to race off road, but focuses much of his attention on managing Kona Factory Racing, the team he's been with since he signed his first pro contract. Last week, it was announced that he would be leading the n…
 
Hello! To kick off our season of Existential Cheerful Summer interviews we’re talking to Professor Brian Cox ahead of his UK tour ‘Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey’. Ed and Geoff chat to Brian about the big questions: black holes, how we came to be here, what it means to be human, and what we can become. What does the climate crisis mean if w…
 
Whether you are married or single, God loves you, and that love doesn’t change even as your relationships do. Join Kari as she shares encouragement for moms who shoulder more responsibility than most and dig deep into their faith. Ep. 49 Show Notes: o Kari’s books for moms: More Than a Mom and Love Her Well o Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimat…
 
Enjoy the rest of Matt catching up with Scott for this 2-part episode. Matt & Scott discuss some of what Scott has been doing on his homestead, and just chat about things. Listen to Scott's podcasts: Online Great Books, Music & Ideas, or Growing Resilience. Learn how Scott's reading the book the Restoration of Christian Culture caused Scott to move…
 
Enjoy the return of Scott for this 2-part episode, where Matt & Scott catch up, discuss some of what Scott has been doing on his homestead, and just chat about things. Listen to Scott's podcasts: Online Great Books, Music & Ideas, or Growing Resilience. Learn how Scott's reading the book the Restoration of Christian Culture caused Scott to move his…
 
Hello! This week we're revisiting the issue of plastic pollution, something we explored for the first time in 2018. Plastic pollution affects everyone, but not equally. While progress is being made on the international stage with the recent agreement of a UN resolution to end plastic pollution, there's still a long way to go. We talk to Zaynab Sada…
 
Becoming a strong & healthy mom is a journey. In good seasons, it may feel natural, and in hard seasons, it may feel impossible. Join Kari as she talks to her wise friend Kim Anderson about the impediments that trip us up and how to work toward healing, wholeness, and becoming the best version of ourselves. Ep. 48 Show Notes: o Contact Kim at Kim A…
 
Sam Pickman returns to the show to talk about Allied's first ever mountain bike, the BC40. He and Payson discuss how long it's been in the works, collaborating with Barcelona-based Cero Design to get the look just right, and why they changed the name of the bike just before the launch. They also get into the technical side of things, including bike…
 
Where to begin describing today’s guest and his lengthy list of accomplishments? Eric Roth is the Academy Award-winning writer responsible for films like Forrest Gump, The Insider, Munich, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and 2018’s A Star Is Born. At 77-years-old, Eric is as potent a storytelling force as ever: last year, he delivered a sci-fi …
 
Are fitness certifications worth it, worthless, or does it depend? Niki & CJ walk you through how to consider the value of a fitness certifications as a barbell coach or personal trainer. Are Fitness Certifications Worth It? Personal trainers and barbell coaches have proliferated as the health and fitness industry grows. Fitness certifications also…
 
Hello! For the first time in over two years, Ed and Geoff are back together for a live show! It's been a quiet few weeks in British politics, so we thought we'd take the chance to think nostalgically about what chaos with Ed Miliband might look like. To dissect the current political situation, what's next for the Conservatives and how progressives …
 
Too often, girls settle for bad boyfriends because they don't know better. They've never had a guy treat them well, and without that comparison, they settle. Join Kari as she shares thoughts to help your son be that boyfriend who sets a high bar and ultimately attracts high-caliber girls into his life. Ep. 47 Show Notes: o Kari’s books for moms: Mo…
 
Today on the show, we review the third race in the Lifetime Grand Prix, Crusher in the Tushar. Payson is joined by winner Haley Smith to discuss her emotional finish, her new position as a Grand Prix frontrunner, and the illness and self-doubt that made her path to this moment so uncertain. She also talks about how her mixed feelings about particip…
 
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