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Resilient Performance Podcast

The Resilient Performance Podcast was born to interview thought leaders from a variety of disciplines (including medicine, fitness, military and law enforcement, academia, music, theater, sports, and exploration) to gain insight into how to systematically optimize performance at the individual and organizational level. This will not be a niche podcast that promotes specialization and professional identity politics. Instead, it will espouse global thinking and professional and academic integration.

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Tony Holler on the Resilient Performance Podcast

Download Episode File Tony Holler has been a teacher for 38 years and presently teaches Honors Chemistry at Plainfield North High School in Plainfield, IL.  He also has 38 years experience coaching football, basketball, and track. Tony is presently the Head Track Coach and Freshman Head Football Coach at Plainfield North.  He is a member of the Illinois Track and Field Hall of Fame and coached multiple teams to state track championships. A coveted author and speaker, Tony is also co-director of the Track-Football Consortium. Topics Covered: How teaching chemistry and coaching track and field at the high school level are similar and different Do teaching curriculums reflect modern educational priorities How Tony personally gauges if his students are learning and the degree to which standardized assessments constrain the teaching experience Strategies Tony employs to keep students engaged in chemistry class and track and field practice Essentialism in coaching and teaching Principles that unite the different sports Tony has coached Specialization in sports and education Empowering students and cultivating leadership in young people How Tony’s altered his methodology to accommodate “millennials” (hint: he hasn’t) What’s next for Tony after four decades of teaching Links of Interest: Tony’s Twitter Tony’s Articles Track-Football Consortium How To Improve Schools With Coaching Principles Subscribe to the Resilient newsletter

1hr 10mins

17 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Jason Brezler

Jason Brezler is the Founder and President of Leadership Under Fire. He has specialized in leadership development, character development and optimal human performance for over 10 years and frequently addresses leaders and organizations across North America. He calls upon his extensive operational experience in Iraq, Afghanistan and New York City as he prepares leaders from public safety organizations, business corporations, athletic teams and academic institutions to perform at their best. Jason serves as a FDNY Special Operations Firefighter in Rescue Company 2 in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to becoming a firefighter and creating the Leadership Under Fire Team, Jason began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has led Marines on several deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan where he was decorated for his combat service and continues to serve as a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves. Jason received a Master's of Science from Oklahoma State University and a 2nd Bachelor's of Science from the University of Maryland. He completed his undergraduate degree at the United States Naval Academy where he also played Division 1 baseball for the Midshipmen.   Topics Covered: The responsibilities of a Civil Affairs Officer in Iraq and Afghanistan Determining how to trust people through an interpreter/developing a survival instinct The balance between aggressiveness and "soft skills" in modern warfare Afghanistan/Iraq After Action Review- how Jason would have prepared for his deployments in retrospect Jason's transition to the FDNY- primary similarities/differences to the Marine Corps in terms of the performance/leadership model The low hanging performance fruit Jason encounters in many organizations Why an ethical framework is important when it comes to leadership and mission success Is the officer/enlisted distinction in the military still relevant The downside to mission committment Jason's performance consulting group, Leadership Under Fire

1hr 18mins

8 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Kelly Starrett

Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and creator of Mobility WOD, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance.  Kelly’s clients have included Olympic gold-medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world and national record holding Olympic Lifting and Power athletes, Crossfit Games medalists, ballet dancers, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes. Kelly’s background as an athlete and coach includes paddling whitewater slalom canoe on the US Canoe and Kayak Teams, and leading the Men’s Whitewater Rafting Team to two national titles and competition in two World Championships. His 2013 release, "Becoming a Supple Leopard" has become a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. This blog was voted #4 in Outside Magazine’s Top 10 Fitness Blogs of 2011, Breaking Muscle’s Top 10 Fitness Blogs of 2011, and Health Line’s Top 100 Health Blogs of 2011. Kelly and his work have been featured in Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Body, Competitor Magazine, Inside Triathlon, Outside Magazine, Details Magazine, Power Magazine, and the Crossfit Journal. He teaches a series of movement and mobility courses and has been a guest lecturer at the American Physical Therapy Association annual convention, Google, the Perform Better Summit, the Special Operations Medical Association annual conference, police departments, and elite military groups nationwide. Kelly received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California. Topics Covered Include: The impetus for creating Mobility WOD Empowering the end user and creating self-efficacy Learning from different professions Why position and movement shapes matter The importance of a movement practice Effective communication and speaking the language that resonates with people Balancing nuance and context with the need to convey usable information

1hr 9mins

24 Jul 2017

Rank #3

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Greg Lehman

Dr. Greg Lehman is a physiotherapist, chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist treating musculoskeletal disorders within a biopsychosocial model.  Prior to his clinical career Greg was fortunate enough to receive a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council MSc graduate scholarship that permitted him to be one of only two yearly students to train with Professor Stuart McGill in his Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory subsequently publishing more than 20 peer reviewed papers in the manual therapy and exercise biomechanics field. Greg was an assistant professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College teaching a graduate level course in Spine Biomechanics and Instrumentation as well conducting more than 20 research experiments while supervising more than 50 students. He has lectured on a number of topics on reconciling treatment biomechanics with pain science, running injuries, golf biomechanics, occupational low back injuries and therapeutic neuroscience.  Topics Covered: Common misconceptions about pain and Greg's Pain Guidebook When "how" we move matters Diagnostic integrity within the biopsychosocial framework/is pain overly medicalized? Health care systems and who should work with people in pain Redundancy among different health care providers Treatment frequency to optimize patient empowerment


24 Oct 2017

Rank #4

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Craig Weller

Craig spent six years in Naval Special Operations as a Special Warfare Combat Crewman (SWCC) and close to two years on the High-Threat Protection team for the U.S. Ambassador to Baghdad in Iraq. He’s the founder and co-founder of two different fitness businesses with three facilities in operation in Colorado and South Dakota. Craig trained special operations personnel for foreign governments on three different continents, has been published in the Journal of Strategic Studies, and is now studying human performance and how it relates to motor and perceptual learning. Currently, Craig oversees the physical preparation programming for Precision Nutrition, an online platform that employs behavioral modification strategies to maximize body composition for health and performance.  Topics Covered: Craig’s military special operations experiences How Craig endured the selection process for a maritime unit without any previous swimming experience The differences between preparing for selection and actual missions Stress inoculation, toughness, and describe the interplay between the two The continuum between skill acquisition and psychological preparation (or what is traditionally regarded as mental toughness)?  Is “mental toughness” really a thing? Why is physical fitness in itself important from a resiliency and adaptation standpoint? The phases of motor learning and how they fit into Craig’s stress inoculation construct The interplay between challenge and success in developing the ability to perform under pressure When and how failure can be a good thing A really cool story about a sniper student who was bitten by a rattlesnake

1hr 18mins

9 May 2017

Rank #5

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Dr. Mike Roussell on the Resilient Performance Podcast

Download Episode File Dr. Mike Roussell is known for transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical nutritional habits that his clients can use to ensure permanent weight loss and long lasting health. Mike holds a degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University. Mike’s academic background coupled with his broad range of experience from consulting with pharmaceutical and food companies, medical schools, top rated fitness facilities, professional athletes, and individual clients, gives him the unique ability to translate scientific findings into relevant, understandable, and actionable strategies that get results. As a scientist, his research has been published multiple times in the premiere clinical nutrition journal in the world, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. He is also a sought after continuing educator, speaking across the country to physicians, dietitians, nurses, and other health professionals on the most recent advances in the nutritional treatments for cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and weight loss. Topics Covered: Nutritional tribalism Mike’s nutritional pillars Eating for health vs. performance Behavioral change and nutrition Precision medicine and personalized nutrition Genetic testing and nutrition What biomarkers should we be tracking Current controversies in nutrition Practical advice Links of Interest: Mike’s Website Mike’s Twitter Neutein Subscribe to the Resilient newsletter

1hr 8mins

8 May 2019

Rank #6

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Fergus Connolly

Dr. Fergus Connolly is the Performance Director for University of Michigan Football. Prior to joining UM, Connolly spent two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers as Director of Elite Performance. Connolly has also worked as a performance consultant for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, New York Knicks, and multiple English Premier League, Australian Rules, and professional rugby teams. He also served as sports science director with the Welsh Rugby Union and was Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Bolton Wanderers FC. Topics Covered: Has sports science delivered on its promises The false equivalence between science and technology Limitations of physiological metrics in team sports Why it's better to be a settler than a pioneer Manipulating space and meneuver Adaptive reserve, functional capacity, and recovery Limitations of traditional peaking models in team sports How coaches can promote self-discovery Fergus' personal experience with Colin Kaepernick


9 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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Resilient Performance Podcast with James Smith

James Smith is the founder of Global Sport Concepts, which began in 2013 in order to serve as an educational resource for sport and military professionals. The directive from the very beginning was to serve as a unifying agent for change given the Balkanized nature of specialty fields and the vast differential that exists between what is currently happening and what is possible in the education of coaches and military leadership, the people who hire/promote those individuals, and the people who hire/promote the people who hire/promote those individuals... Topics Covered: Reductionism/complexity, arbitrary boundaries between professions: what cultural dysfunctions exist in sport, how should we reframe sport/coaching? What knowledge (the parts) is required to be a successful “coach”? Apprenticeship model/who is the arbiter of knowledge?  What if the mentor possesses relevant knowledge? Knowledge vs. application/behavioral change.  Is rational thought and logic enough? How do we determine where to draw boundaries? Where boundaries must exist, how can organizations communicate seamlessly and without being undermined by ego and politics?  How do we avoid redundancy if everybody is a generalist? Emotional control/drawbacks of authoritative leadership When/If to intervene in elite performers who display mechanical inefficiencies Military SOF selection: can it be done better despite the logistical and economic constraints

1hr 51mins

24 May 2017

Rank #8

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Michael Lauria

Michael Lauria is currently completing his final semester at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. Outside of school, he works as a critical care flight paramedic and provides training to multiple emergency service organizations. Prior to medical school, Michael served in the U.S. Air Force as a Pararescueman at the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, UK, Air Force Special Operations Command. During this assignment he deployed to OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM as part of a Combat Search and Rescue Team and in support of the C Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). In 2009, Michael was named Air Force Special Operations Command Outstanding Airman of the Year and Pararescue Airman of the Year. Topics Covered: How can civilian medicine and military medicine learn from one another The extent to which combat and medicine present similar systemic challenges in terms of interpersonal dynamics, leadership, and stress management How mental models to facilitate communication without oversimplifying complex phenomena What is cognitive bias and how can we better refine our models without falling prey to it Intuitive vs. analytical thinking- truly dichotomous or more of a spectrum?   How to identify if a failed outcome in medicine is the result of poor individual skill or something more systemic  Part/whole training The low hanging fruit in medical education Conflating selection with training Teaching practices that maximize retention of information

1hr 3mins

1 Mar 2018

Rank #9

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Zac Cupples

Drawing from his experience as a physical therapist and strength coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Zac is a global load manager who advises athletes and organizations about all aspects of the performance continuum: rehabilitation, training, nutrition, sports science, sleep, stress management, and the learning process.   Topics Covered: The challenges of working in pro sports/misconceptions associated with medical and performance professionals in this environment The impetus for Zac's sleep initiative this past NBA season What measures Zac proposed How Zac was able to persuade the coaching staff to implement measures that challenged sacred basketball traditions Changes in individual and team performance associated with improved sleep quality Resources to learn more about the science of sleep Eliciting organizational and individual behavioral change


11 Jul 2017

Rank #10

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Andy Morgan

Dr. Andy Morgan received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1986; He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Yale University in 1990. He then joined the faculty of medicine at Yale University & the National Center for PTSD where he worked for 25 years. Dr. Morgan has received grants and has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers on learning, stress, PTSD and performance in Special Operations forces. Dr. Morgan served on the National Academy of Science Eyewitness Identification Committee (2013-2014). For his work Dr. Morgan was awarded the US Army Award for Patriotic Service in 2008 and awarded the 2010 Sir Henry Welcome Medal and Prize for his development of interventions to buffer the negative impact of stress on human cognition, memory, learning and operational performance.  Dr. Morgan served as an intelligence officer (2003-2010) for the US Government and was a government advisor to the US Intelligence Science Board. The products developed from his research have been vetted and validated domestically as well as in a theatre of operations. In addition to his work at Yale and the National Center for PTSD, Dr. Morgan has performed Selection and Assessment and Operational psychology work for the United States Army and Navy for over 7 years. Dr. Morgan's work in National Security with UNH is focused on intelligence analysis, national security, national security psychology and psyops. Topics Covered Include: What desirable special operations psychological traits can be operationally defined and objectively measured   Research summary: Neuropeptide Y, DHEA, heart rate variability, dissociation  The problem of transfer: can these traits be identified without actually shooting at people  Physical stress as a proxy for psychological qualities  Performance correlates and observing performance directly The need for multiple data points, including subjective impressions   Emotional control/stress inoculation.  Is there a cost?  What needs to be done that isn't occurring now to maximize psychological health long term in operators or are we simply asking too much of certain units?  What can sports teams and other organizations take away from Andy's research and SOF selection methods

1hr 11mins

2 Aug 2017

Rank #11

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Resilient Performance Podcast with John Baker

John Baker is a former Major League Baseball player that has played for the Marlins, Padres and Cubs. He also spent time in the minor league organizations of the Athletics, Dodgers and Mariners. John's baseball career has taken him across the country and over seas. In the name of baseball, he has spent time in Holland, Belgium, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Iraq and Kuwait. After attending De La Salle High School in Concord, CA, John was a walk on at Cal in 2000, he later earned a scholarship for the 2002 season. He was drafted by the Oakland A's in the fourth round of the 2002 MLB draft and made it the Major Leagues in 2008 with the Florida Marlins. Besides writing about and discussing baseball, John enjoys reading, playing the guitar, exercising, watching MMA and spending time with his two young children. John now serves as the Mental Skills Coordinator for the Chicago Cubs.   Topics Covered Include: The professional baseball initiation process John's responsibilities as a mental skills coordinator in Major League Baseball Insight John's gained as a coordinator that he wished he had as a player The role of analytics in baseball Improving focus and concentration How John maintains his competitive edge since retiring from Major League Baseball

1hr 6mins

21 Dec 2017

Rank #12

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Jeremy Frisch

Jeremy Frisch is the owner and director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Mass. He is the former assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Holy Cross athletic department. While there, he worked directly with the Crusader men's basketball team, in addition to serving as the strength coach for Holy Cross' men's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, baseball, softball, field hockey, tennis and women's track & field squads. Prior to joining Holy Cross, Frisch served as the sports performance director at Teamworks Sports Center in Acton, Mass, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of all strength and conditioning programs. He also served as a speed and strength coach for Athletes Edge Sports Training, and did a strength and conditioning internship at Stanford University. Frisch is a 2007 graduate of Worcester State College with a bachelor's degree in health science and physical education. He was a member of the football and track teams during his days at Worcester State and Assumption College. Topics Discussed: Jeremy's transition from collegiate coaching to working primarily with youth athletes. What do most kids need more of from a developmental standpoint that they’re generally not getting now. What are high school, collegiate, and even professional athletes lacking as a result of incomplete developmental training. Drawbacks of early specialization.  What should our message be to parents and sport coaches? Why are play and unstructured games important for children?  How to determine when to coach vs. when to let kids figure things out for themselves. How does physical activity and movement influence learning in the classroom. Incorporating movement literacy into schools?

1hr 7mins

17 May 2017

Rank #13

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Lisa Pitchford

Dr. Lisa (Guth) Pitchford is an exercise physiologist and research scientist. She started her research career as a student in the Ball State University Human Performance Lab. She became interested in the relationships between exercise and genetics, which led her to pursue her Ph.D. with Dr. Steve Roth at the University of Maryland. She then did a post-doctoral fellowship focused on metabolism at the University of Michigan before taking on her current role as a Research Scientist at Metabolic Technologies, Inc. in Ames, Iowa. Her scientific expertise ranges from applied human physiology to molecular biology and genetics, and her research in exercise performance, metabolism and nutrition has spanned human, animal, and cell culture research models. Outside of science, she enjoys running marathons, traveling with her husband, and trying new microbreweries.    Topics Covered: How Lisa become interested in genetics Conceptually how researchers in the field go about studying individual gene function and the interactions between various genes What does our current understanding of genetics tell us and not tell us about health/disease and predicting athletic performance  Limitations of studying single genes in isolation  What do physiological and genetic metrics tell us about performance Ethics of genetic testing What should consumers (parents, sports coaches/executives, medical staffs, etc) know about how to more effectively evaluate claims about products marketed to better inform training programs and predict talent? Where the field of sports genetics is headed


21 Feb 2018

Rank #14

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Mladen Jovanovic on the Resilient Performance Podcast

Mladen Javonovic is a physical preparation coach from Belgrade, Serbia. He has held positions as a strength and conditioning coach and data scientist for Port Adelaid Football Club in Australia and as a football physiologist for Aspire Academy in Qatar. He is currently completing his PhD in Sports Science at the University of Belgrade. Topics Covered: How Machiavelli’s “The Prince” influenced Mladen’s coaching philosophy Other philosophy-based books that have influenced Mladen’s approach to physical preparation How Mladen determines when to prioritize macro level concepts vs. micro level ones to audit himself as a coach How Mladen reconciles his respect for modeling, statistics, and data with his skepticism of scienticism and blind faith in quantification Mladen’s thoughts on “injury prevention” Explanatory vs. predictive statistical modeling What evidenced based practice really is Statistics resources for non-researchers Links of Interest: Mladen’s website Mladen’s Twitter Uncertainty, Heuristics, and Injury Prediction Risk Savvy Data Smart Model Thinker Subscribe to the Resilient newsletter

1hr 3mins

10 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Antony Davies

Dr. Antony Davies is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University. Dr. Davies authors monthly columns on economics and public policy for the Philadelphia Inquirer and U.S. News & World Report, and co-hosts Words and Numbers, a weekly podcast on economics and policy. He has written over 300 op-eds for, among others, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Washington Post, and Huffington Post. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Davies was Associate Producer at the Moving Pictures Institute, Chief Financial Officer at Parabon Computation, founded several technology companies, and is co-founder and Chief Academic Officer at FreedomTrust, a non-profit educational institution. Dr. Davies earned his B.S. in Economics from Saint Vincent College, and Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany.   Topics Covered Include: Is health care a right or a service? Does it matter? What metrics are most representative of quality health care Conflating health care, health insurance, and employment Lack of price transparency in health care What services should health insurance reasonably cover? Market driven health care and the welfare state Medical licensing, scope of practice, and supply restriction Transitioning to a less regulated system

1hr 2mins

1 Dec 2017

Rank #16

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. John Childs

Dr. John Childs is a founder and CEO of Evidence in Motion and partner in Confluent Health, which includes EIM; a network of 70+ physical therapy clinics in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas; and Fit for Work, which provides employers consultative services to decrease injuries and workers’ compensation costs. A graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a BS in biology (1994), he completed his MPT from US Army-Baylor University (1996), MBA from the University of Arizona (2000), Master of Science in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh (2002), PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh (2003), and DPT from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions (2010). Dr. Childs is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists. A Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at South College and Associate Professor in the US Army-Baylor Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, Dr. Childs served a 20-year career in the Air Force, having collaborated on more than $10 million in grant funding and published more than 150 papers in leading scientific journals. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for both the Physical Therapy and Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy journals. Dr. Childs was recently recognized as a “Health Care Hero” in San Antonio and is the youngest ever Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, the profession’s highest honor recognizing individuals for professional excellence and making a profound impact in advancing the profession. Topics Covered Include: The shortcomings in medical education that compelled John to challenge the status quo His proposed alternative and rationale Data for blended learning models Differences between child education and adult education Vetting competent clinical instructors Addressing political opposition from other professions How John’s military background influenced his teaching methodology


1 May 2017

Rank #17

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Christie Aschwanden on the Resilient Performance Podcast

Christie Aschwanden is the author of GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery and co-host of EMERGING FORM, a podcast about the creative process. She’s the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and was previously a health columnist for The Washington Post. Christie is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She’s also been a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a contributing writer for Bicycling. Her work appears in dozens of publications, including Discover, Slate, Consumer Reports,  New Scientist,  More,  Men’s Journal, Mother Jones, NPR.org, Smithsonian and O, the Oprah Magazine. A lifetime athlete, Christie has raced in Europe and North America on the Team Rossignol Nordic ski racing squad. Topics Covered: How do we define and measure “recovery” Does “optimal” exist and should we be seeking to attain it Recovery and fragility The conflation of science and marketing Biomarkers and metrics as reflective indicators of performance Wearable tech- strategizing what to measure Ethically harnessing the placebo effect Usain Bolt’s nutrition during the Beijing Olympics Actionable recovery practices Links of Interest: Christie’s Website Christie’s Twitter Good To Go book Emerging Form Podcast Subscribe to the Resilient newsletter


1 May 2019

Rank #18

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Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Russ Roberts

Dr. Russ Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Standford University's Hoover Institution. Roberts hosts the weekly podcast EconTalk--hour-long conversations with authors, and thought leaders in economics and beyond. Past guest include Milton Friedman, Thomas Piketty, Nassim Taleb, Michael Lewis, Christopher Hitchens and Marc Andreessen. Over 570 episodes are available at EconTalk.org and on iTunes at no charge. His latest project is "It's a Wonderful Loaf," an animated poem about emergent order and markets. His two rap videos on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek, created with filmmaker John Papola, have had more than nine million views on YouTube, been subtitled in eleven languages, and are used in high school and college classrooms around the world. His latest book is How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness (Portfolio/Penguin 2014). It takes the lessons from Adam Smith's little-known masterpiece, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and applies them to modern life. He is also the author of three economic novels teaching economic lessons and ideas through fiction. The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity (Princeton University Press, 2008) tells the story of wealth creation and the unseen forces around us creating and sustaining economic opportunity. The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance (MIT Press, 2002) looks at corporate responsibility and a wide array of policy issues including anti-poverty programs, consumer protection, and the morality of the marketplace. His first book, The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism (Prentice Hall, 3rd edition, 2006) is on international trade policy and the human consequences of international trade. It was named one of the top ten books of 1994 by Business Week and one of the best books of 1994 by the Financial Times. Topics Covered: The impetus for writing “What Do Economists Actually Know”  Can we study economic policies in a way that controls for contextual factors or “noise”?  Does the quantitative nature of economics trick us into thinking a particular policy is more concrete than it actually is? How difficult is it for voters to assess a political candidate’s economic aptitude when all we get during debates are soundbites?  Even if a policy does “work”, is it likely to produce a tangible benefit during said candidate’s term? How important are humility and embracing uncertainty when assessing complex systems like the economy?  How to find meaning in one's work in while being intellectually honest and skeptical. The relationship between specialization and prosperity.  Where does economics end and things like history, political science, and even biology begin? When is overspecialization costly?   Authenticity, the disconnect between reputation and reality, and the toxicity of self-deception.  Hijacking virtue as a means of stifling discussion.  The importance of nuance.


7 Jun 2017

Rank #19

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Dr. Bryan Carmody on the Resilient Performance Podcast

Download Episode File Dr. Bryan Carmody is a lifelong Virginian. Born and raised in Richlands, VA, he attended college at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA, where he majored in chemistry before attending medical school at the University of Virginia. During his medical training, he became fascinated with kidney disease and renal physiology. After completing his residency training at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, he returned to UVA for a fellowship in pediatric nephrology, then came back to CHKD to join the children's kidney center and to be a part of Virginia's only freestanding children's hospital. Topics Covered: The relative efficacy of different learning models in medicine What is the point of a standardized test (not a rhetorical question) Evidence that standardized tests in medicine do what they say they do Who are the stakeholders in the standardized testing world Is memorization still important Revising medical education to better reflect clinical practice Do systemic, political, and financial constraints hinder medical education Links of Interest: Bryan’s Twitter Bryan’s Website Subscribe to the Resilient newsletter


24 Apr 2019

Rank #20