Broadcasting from the DMV, the podcast exploring the relationship between strength training and intellectual development, everything from discourse to deadlifts & beyond. It's why the S&I motto is Civilize the Mind, but Make Savage the Body. Follow me on Instagram for the latest podcast-related news and all-things S&I: @scholarsandiron

LATEST EPISODE

The Scholars & Iron Podcast

#6 "As Strong as Our Weakest Link" - Skiba's Gym

In the second installment of a special series, THE SANCTUARIES OF STRENGTH, Joe sits down with Westside Barbell aficionados and powerlifters Henri Skiba and Joe Caliguari of Skiba's Gym in New Jersey.
00:15:48 11/4/2019

Past Episodes

The Scholars & Iron Podcast
In the first of a special series, THE SANCTUARIES OF STRENGTH, Joe sits down with master powerlifter Kenny Toth of the Institute of IRON located in Pennsylvania. Kenny hones in the importance of training, the old-school mentality of lifters, and what has changed in the sport of powerlifting and who can become a member at the Institute.
00:10:51 10/28/2019
The Scholars & Iron Podcast
What does it mean to be part of a community, as a lifter? Joe tackles tackles the question, as well as look at what Aristotle said on friendship (or what we like to call, your training partner). Joe will also be introducing a new series SANCTUARIES OF STRENGTH, in which he will train at small, hardcore gyms and then breathlessly interview their owners.
00:09:38 10/21/2019
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Joe pays tribute to the late Franco Columbu, the Italian-American bodybuilder and powerlifter. He also discusses the powerlifter's war on gravity, and likens their mentality to that Albert Camus' Sisyphus.
00:12:19 10/14/2019
The Scholars & Iron Podcast
In Episode 2, Joe discusses bodybuilding as a unique process of developing self-awareness, exploring what the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima referred to as "learning the language of the flesh." He also critiques Mishima, and suggests how bodybuilding can offer meaning in modernity as we experience it today.
00:13:10 10/7/2019
The Scholars & Iron Podcast
In the inaugural episode of S&I, Joe discusses the shift from exercise to training and trivia against full-blooded theory. Touching upon an insight from the Soviet psychologist Lev Vygotsky called the "Zone of Proximal Development" and why it's a painful, but ultimately fruitful place to be in order to physically and intellectually flourish as an individual.
00:15:23 9/30/2019

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