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Chris Nowinski

26 Podcast Episodes

Latest 18 Mar 2023 | Updated Daily

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Stop Hitting Kids in the Head (with Chris Nowinski)

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

There’s a renewed debate over safety in football after Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s two serious concussions and Buffalo Bills defenseman Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest. Defensive tackle-turned-pro wrestler-turned-neuroscientist Chris Nowinski has taken a stand. He tells Andy about the new research on the long lasting effects of chronic head injuries, why kids under 14 shouldn’t be playing tackle football, and how high schools and colleges can make practices safer. Keep up with Andy on Post and Twitter and Post @ASlavitt. Follow Chris Nowinski on Twitter @ChrisNowinski1. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.  Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/ Check out these resources from today’s episode:  Learn about the Concussion Legacy Foundation and their latest campaign, Stop Hitting Kids in the Head: https://concussionfoundation.org/stop-hitting-kids-in-the-head Find vaccines, masks, testing, treatments, and other resources in your community: https://www.covid.gov/ Order Andy’s book, “Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response”: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com/show/inthebubble.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


20 Jan 2023

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The biggest controversy in contact sport is costing athletes their brain: CTE expert Chris Nowinski

Straight Talk with Mark Bouris

Chris Nowinski is a neuroscientist specialising in concussions and the world's leading advocate of the dangers of repetitive hits to the head in sports. The US neuroscientist and former professional wrestler has been at the forefront of research into CTE in the NFL and other sports. One of Nowinski's goals is to get more athletes from around the world to commit to donating their brain for research and end the head trauma caused by contact sports.  Chris is also the co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organisation leading the fight against concussions and CTE and dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


5 Oct 2022

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Should Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa have played afer the big hit? A conversation with Dr. Chris Nowinski, Concussion Legacy Foundation Founding CEO

The Smerconish Podcast

Michael talks with Dr. Chris Nowinski, Ph.D., founding CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, about renewed debates on the NFL (and other sports) concussion protocols, after Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa was cleared to play after a hit, where Nowinski says it was an obvious concussion and he should not have been allowed to play. Original air date 3 October 2022.


3 Oct 2022

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Hour 2: Chris Nowinski, Concussion Legacy Foundation

Bart & Hahn

The founder of Concussion legacy foundation Chris Nowinski joins the show to share his thoughts on the injury to Tua. Plus we take more of your phone calls to get your reaction to the Tua injury.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


30 Sep 2022

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Local Hour: Chris Nowinski on Tua Injury

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

Dan, Stugotz, Witty, Mike Ryan, and Chris Cote discuss Tua Tagovailoa's head injury sustained during Thursday Night Football. The crew dives into the NFL concussion protocol, how they view last week's injury in relation to this one, and the rapid response across social media. Then, neuroscientist and founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, Chris Nowinski, joins Dan to break down the injury and what he believes the repercussions should be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


30 Sep 2022

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Chris Nowinski: Concussion Legacy Foundation Update

Ross Tucker Football Podcast: NFL Podcast

Chris Nowinski, CoFounder / CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation is back on the show talking about the latest advancements in CTE research (5:36) plus... The ability to diagnose CTE in living people (9:30) Latest on preventative measures (14:40) Cleveland Marathon partnership (18:20) CTE Risk among NFL players (20:55) Download the DraftKings Sports Book App and use code ROSS for a sign up bonus up to $1,000Connect with the Pod Website -  https://www.rosstucker.com Become A Patron - https://www.patreon.com/RTMedia Podcast Twitter - https://twitter.com/RossTuckerPod Podcast Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/rosstuckerpod/ Ross Twitter -  https://twitter.com/RossTuckerNFL Ross Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rosstuckernfl/ If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/ /NJ/NY/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.


7 Jul 2022

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Episode Eight | Part Two: Dr. Chris Nowinski

Sustainable Leadership and Disruptive Growth

David wraps up his conversation with Dr. Chris Nowinski, the co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation. In part two, Chris shares his thoughts on how head injuries are currently being handled at the professional and collegiate level, why he's urging parents to have their kids play flag football until age 14, and what he's doing to find funding for the Concussion Legacy Foundation.


26 Oct 2021

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Episode Eight | Part One: Dr. Chris Nowinski

Sustainable Leadership and Disruptive Growth

David welcomes Dr. Chris Nowinski, the co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis. Chris has been described by VICE Sports as “the man most responsible for making CTE part of the national conversation.” In part one, Chris explains how a pro wrestler turned into a trailblazing neuroscientist and why he chose to disrupt the way we handle head injuries in sports and in the military.


19 Oct 2021

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Dr. Chris Nowinski || Concussion, CTE, and the Future of Sports

Life Beyond the Game

Welcome to the last episode of Life Beyond the Game! Don’t worry, we’re not really going anywhere, just merging with my other podcast Quantum Coffee. As we gain more clarity on the healing we want to bring to the world, we’ve decided to merge the podcasts and make them more accessible for everyone. So if you’re not already, go subscribe to Quantum Coffee, and strap in for some amazing conversations! This week we have Dr. Chris Nowinski on the podcastDr. Chris Nowinski is CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation and a social entrepreneur leading a global conversation on concussions, CTE, and the future of sports. An All-Ivy Harvard football player-turned WWE professional wrestler-turned neuroscientist, he discovered the concussion crisis the hard way. A 2003 kick to the chin in a WWE match ended his career, causing post-concussion syndrome and sending him on a journey where he uncovered a public health conspiracy that continues to cost lives. In this episode, Dr. Chris and I discuss the journey that brought him into the world of concussion and CTE research. We talk about the differences and confusion around concussion and CTE and what the science has been revealing over the last few years. We also dive into the NFL, and how big business and money is a resistant force in spreading this research and saving lives. Any current or former players, as well as anyone who wants to be proactive about their brain health, is going to get a lot our of this one! Connect with Dr. Chris Nowinski:Twitter | @ChrisNowinski1Instagram | @ConcussionFoundationFacebook |@ConcussionFoundationWebsite | ConcussionFoundation.orgConnect with JoeWebsite | www.joe-hawley.comWebsite | The Härt CollectiveLinkedIn | Joe HawleyInstagram | @joe.hawley Sign up for the Härt Collective Newsletter: https://www.thehartcollective.com/contact Hart Collective Retreats: https://www.thehartcollective.com/events Looking for remote work? Check out growmotely Former pro athlete? Looking for community? You're not alone. Check out The Härt Collective. Check out my reality based podcast, Love 'n Life Check out Quantum Coffee, where he brings on guests to discuss the unanswerable questions of the Universe If You Enjoy This Show Please Subscribe and Give Us a 5-Star Rating ★★★★★ and Review on Apple Podcasts

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15 Sep 2021

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Behind The Curtain: Chris Nowinski

Lucha Libre Online

El Dr. Chris Nowinski, mejor conocido por su corrida en la WWE como Chris Harvard, habla sobre el riesgo del CTE, tener el cerebro de Chris Benoit para investigación, los efectos del CTE en el fatídico incidente de Chris Benoit, los riesgos de la industria de la lucha libre y mucho más.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lucha-libre-online/support


14 Aug 2021