Podcast Episodes

logoThe latest thinking on health, fitness. exercise, and injuries, with Paul Kedrosky and Howard Luks. Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete and, when not rehabbing from doing something dumb, a venture capitalist. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon. Podcasts come out weekly.

 

 

Episode 14 (A Brief Audio Footnote): A Deeper Dive Into Pulmonary Function and WIldfires

(9/18/2020)

We got lots of questions on our recent episode about air, exercise, and wildfires, so here is a short, deeper dive into the topic. We gave Howard the episode off, so I have a special guest, Christopher T. Migliaccio, a Research Assistant Professor in Immunology at the University of Montana. His main research interest is how …

Air & Exercise: Breathing in an Age of Wildfires and Coronavirus

(9/16/2020)

Paul and Howard talk about air, exercise, lung function, and breathing in an age of wildfires and coronavirus. There is a fairly crap transcript here. Topics: Viruses and exercise A primer on lung function during exercise How much outdoor exercise is safe when air quality is lousy Best ways to limit your pollutant exposure Related …

Lifespan & Healthspan: The Science(s) of Healthier Aging, From Cells to Centenarians

(9/12/2020)

 Paul and Howard talk about healthy aging, from cell death, to diet, to centenarians, and exercise in-between. Financial geek that he is, Paul sneaks in a little riff about pension fraud too. There is a fairly crap transcript here. Topics: Healthspan vs lifespan, squaring the curve Cellular housekeeping and whether it can be catalyzed …

The Doubt Industry, Coronavirus, and Dr. Google

(9/2/2020)

 Paul and Howard talk about the doubt industry, medical skepticism, and Dr. Google as a force for good. Sometimes. Maybe. You can find an error-filled transcript here.  Topics: How views of medicine have changed over the last hundred years What is causing the current wave of medical skepticism? Data democratization vs … other stuff …

Imaging Injuries, or Why You Can’t Unsee an MRI

(8/22/2020)

 Paul and Howard talk about sports injury imaging, from x-rays and MRI, to ultrasound. You can find a transcript here. Topics: What are the main tools for imaging injuries? When are these tools most useful? When are they not?  Why Paul thinks he should be on a frequent imaging program The future of imaging, …

I’m Injured, You’re Injured, We’re Injured: Some Personal Perspectives

(8/12/2020)

Paul and Howard talk about their own current injuries, how and why they happened, why it’s frustrating, and what they’re doing to get past it. Maybe. Topics: What happened to Paul (plantar fasciitis) and to Howard (stress fracture) Why these injuries happened How we respond to injuries, a phases of grief model, with some shouting …

Why Do Injuries Happen, How Do You Know, and How Do You Make Them Go away?

(8/5/2020)

Paul and Howard talk about injuries, how and why they happen, and why they keep coming back. You can also read a (rough) transcript here. Topics: Why injuries happen Acute vs chronic injuries The origins of overuse problems Training errors and injury cycles Becoming a resilient athlete  Readings: Running. Back to Basics. Base Building Training …

The Fine Art of Balancing

(7/27/2020)

   Paul and Howard talk about balancing, but not the financial kind. Here is the full transcript. Topics: How we balance  Why balance is overlooked but so important to health and fitness Why falls are so common and so hard on people as we age Myths about balancing How to improve your balance Readings: …

Unlearning Medicine: Reversals, Placebos, and Natural experiments

(7/22/2020)

Paul and Howard discuss how medicine is changing, and how some common procedures and ideas that were once accepted practice are being abandoned. They also talk about the merits of shouting at your legs, and whether it’s possible to mainline red wine. Topics: Why some procedures become accepted practice, despite poor evidence The “six weeks” …

Unlearning Medicine: Reversals, Placebos, and Natural experiments

(7/22/2020)

Paul and Howard discuss how medicine is changing, and how some common procedures and ideas that were once accepted practice are being abandoned. They also talk about the merits of shouting at your legs, and whether it’s possible to mainline red wine. Topics: Why some procedures become accepted practice, despite poor evidence The “six weeks” …