The Brian Keane Podcast

Best selling author of 'The Fitness Mindset' Brian Keane answers your questions and interviews leaders in the world of fitness, health, mindset and natural wellness to share tips about all things that can support you on your journey to becoming the best version of yourself.
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Jun 27, 2022

Rashad is a former UFC Light Heavy Weight Champion and UFC Hall of Famer. 

Rashad knows a thing or two about the connection between mind and body, and the importance of having both in sync. He credits mushrooms for that one-two punch of focus + energy in training and competition, and then easing the transition from fighter to “just getting back to being me.”

He is passionate about transforming sports nutrition and transforming access to education so that others can have the same opportunities that he did.


Sports injuries and the lasting mental damage caused as a result can impact athletes for decades even after they’ve left the game. This is especially true in high contact sports like football and mixed martial arts. The conversation is now turning towards functional mushrooms and the health benefits they could be holding when it comes to supporting injured players. 


Here are some of the things we talked about in today’s podcast


  • The evolution in sports nutrition with functional mushrooms
  • Micro dosing psilocybin
  • Spiritual dosages of psilocybin and the profound impacts it had on Rashad’s life 
  • The most underrated functional mushrooms (for gut health and recovery) 
  • And much more 



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Jun 24, 2022
This episode first aired 19th November 2018 
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I’m the process of writing my third book centred around mindset so  I’ve jumped all over the place today.
I’ve gone off on a million tangents but I know these episodes normally go down very well as 
I’m just thinking out loud for most of it.
I hope you enjoy it. 
My second book about sports nutrition and strength and 
conditioning for GAA players (titled: GAA: Leaner, Stronger, Faster) 
will out before Xmas. 
Even though these are the three questions, I’ve jumped around with topics such as mental health vs. mental illness; journaling to ease self induced anxiety and stories from my early bodybuilding days, my fear of running through the desert and my own crippling issues with 
self-sabotage over the years. 
As a non-runner, how do you motivate yourself to put in the miles  
Did you spend large amounts of time reading about fitness, the body, mindset etc.?
You’re very knowledgeable and I wondered how you did it?  28:02  
I listened to your podcast on how to deal with negative 
people…before I say anything else- it was amazing!!  However, I have 
one huge issue- I think I’m that negative person to myself! HELP!  
Jun 20, 2022

Inna is board certified clinical nutritionist with over 16 years of experience in clinical practice specializing in thyroid function and Hashimotos.


She is also the host of the Health Mysteries Solved podcast where she gets to the real root of health issues. She is obsessed with all things related to natural health and ways we can optimize it as she struggled and subsequently overcame many health ailments herself ranging from IBS to debilitating fatigue to migraines to severe acne and thyroid issues. Now that she is out on the other side, she doesn’t want others to suffer like she did.


Here are some things we talked about in today’s show:

  •     Thyroid function 101 (a deep dive)
  •     Symptoms, causes and treatment of Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s
  •     How to treat both
  •     The importance of knowing your thyroid type 
  •     When medication is helpful and when its harmful 
  •     And much more. 







Jun 17, 2022
This episode first aired 20th August 2018 
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This was a difficult episode to record and I talk about some of my 
own issues that I haven’t talked to previously. 
I’ve had my own issues with mental health and your mess becomes 
your message so here’s to hovering over the ‘publish’ button for 
several minutes. 
“Depression is about what has happened, anxiety is about what 
could happen” 
Do you have a mental health issue or an ‘ I have too many negative 
people on my life’ issue? 
Control the controllable (exercise, meditation, mindfulness, yoga etc.) 
What’s causing your issues? 
“Smart people have great answers, Geniuses have great questions!” 
Stay on top of it. 
“Tell me what you do every day and I’ll tell you where you’ll be in a 
Make of list of what makes you happy and unhappy – it’s that simple. 
Don’t be a f**ing victim anymore! 
“If you do what is easy and your life will be hard, if do what is hard 
and your life will be easy.” 
Mental health is an advantage if you choose to see it that way. 
There’s nothing you can call me that I haven’t already called myself 
already (and ten times worse). 
Become stronger and it becomes your superpower! 
Jun 13, 2022

This is one of those ‘press record and talk’ style episodes so I hope you enjoy it. 


Episode 1 of this podcast came out on September 10th 2016 – The Things You Need To Do For Fat Loss and I’ve changed my mind about a lot of things over that six year period. 


Charlie Munger has a great line in his book ‘Poor Charlie’s Almanac’ that you should always be willing to give up your best loved ideas. Today’s podcast goes through the eight biggest things I’ve changed my mind about since starting the show in 2016. 


  1. My opinions on ‘the best diet’ 06:06 
  2. Anxiety. As it’s not a major focus in my life now, it just doesn’t take up the same mental real estate 14:22
  3. I get less inspired by people who have done incredible things (and more inspired by everyday transformations - physical or mental) 26:18
  4. My bullsh*t detector is much better now 32:35
  5. Not preaching what works for me without all the context of whose receiving the advice  38:42
  6. Recommending books is nearly impossible now (hence why I talk to the authors so you can make up your own mind)  50:17
  7. I’m less of a fan of supplements than I was when I started the podcast 55:48
  8. My body goals (and life goals) are completely different from when I started so my priorities are equally different 01:02:10



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Jun 10, 2022
This episode first aired 18 June 2018 
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This was a press record and talk episode. I’ve talked about my 
experiences in dealing with negative people over the last ten years. 
Parts of this episode are very raw and I’ve used some stories from my 
personal life that I haven’t talked about before so I hope it helps. 
Notable timestamps: 
Ask yourself, who am I spending most of my time with? 05:34 
“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with” 
– Jim Rohn 
If you can’t cut people because they’re family or in your workplace, 
you need to give their words less weight! 14:36 
 “If you wouldn’t switch positions with someone, why are you 
listening to them?”  
There are three types of people in this world, people who give you 
energy, people who drain your energy and those who are neutral. 
Who are the emotional vampires in your immediate environment? 
“Somebody projecting hate or negativity on you is normally a 
reflection of what’s going on in their life. That’s on them, not you! 
Remember hurt people hurt people” 
Are they just projecting onto you? 36:49 
“There’s always someone smarter, leaner, bigger. There’s always a 
bigger d*ck!” 43:10 
Jun 6, 2022

Kute Blackson is a transformational truth teacher and national best-selling author of ‘You Are The One’ and ‘The Magic of Surrender – Finding The Courage To Let Go’.  


Kute was the winner of the 2019 Unity New Thought Walden Award and is widely considered a next generation leader in the field of personal development.  


His mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically and fulfill their true life’s purpose.


He is also the host of though provoking podcast Soul Talk with Kute Blackson that focuses on what really matters in life. 


Here are some of the things we talked about in today’s show: 


·      Identifying yourself sabotaging patterns

·      Understanding the power of your conditioning when trying to get out of your own way

·      External love, validation and approval and how to remove yourself from its power 

·      Why we struggle so much to surrender 

·      Why ego is not the enemy but if you don’t bring awareness to it, it can be!

·      Why we manifest problems that aren’t really there and managing anxiety 

·      The problem with identifying as an ‘anxious or stressed’ person

·      And much more 










Jun 3, 2022
This episode first aired 30 April 2018.  
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For this one, I just pressed record and talked about of my experience 
running 250km self-sufficient through the Sahara Desert the week 
before last. I go briefly into everything I did with my training, food 
and mindset before the event and then all the ridiculous and life-
changing moments during and after my time in the Sahara. This 
episode goes through the highs and the lows. I’ve talked everything 
from avoiding snakes and scorpions on the long day (86 km), seeing 
people hooked up to IV’s and puking blood to cutting away the steel 
poles holding our tent to try and survive a sandstorm (side note: I’ll 
never take having a roof and four walls for granted ever again!). I 
hope you enjoy this one. This episode is dedicated to my MDS tent 
mates Simon, Johnny, Paddy, Hugh, Fergal and Pete who all played a 
huge role in helping me get to the finish line.   
May 30, 2022

Orla qualified as a Dietitian from Kings College London. She initially obtained an honours degree in Physiology from Trinity College, allowing her to apply her detailed knowledge of the human body to the nutritional management of conditions and diseases. Since then Orla upgraded her BA in Physiology to an MA in Physiology and went on to achieve a Masters in Clinical Nutrition at Roehampton University, London.

She is one of my ‘go to’ people when it comes to the latest research on topics and I love her ability to argues the pros and cons for nearly any dietary approach. If you struggle with weight or fat loss, are confused about metabolism and how to actually boost it or most importantly, you suffer from PCOS then this is a must listen.

The first half of today’s episode is about weight loss and nutritional or dietary misconceptions and the second half of this podcast is a PCOS deep dive

Here are some of the things we talked about in today’s show. 

·      Genetics and hunger

·      Optimal protein vs adequate program with a weight loss goal

·      Losing muscle as we age (and how to avoid it) and why it slows down fat burning

·      The biggest weight loss struggles she sees

·      PCOS deep dive – whose at risk, the solutions and what the research is telling us.

·      And more. 


203: Dietitian Orla Walsh On Weight Loss, Gut Health, and IBS!


May 27, 2022

This was my recent appearance on the Simply Fit Podcast with Elliot Hasoon. 

This was one my enjoyable podcast appearances this year and we covered some previously unexplored topics so hopefully you enjoy too. 

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May 23, 2022

Dr Kevin Stone was trained at Harvard University in internal medicine and orthopaedic surgery and at Stanford University in general surgery and is a pioneer of advanced orthopaedic surgical and rehabilitation techniques to repair, regenerate, and replace damaged cartilage and ligaments.

He is an orthopaedic surgeon at The Stone Clinic and has operated on high-performance NBA players like Steph Curry and members of the US Olympic Ski team, helping them bounce back stronger than before with recovery methods he's developed over the last 30 years. 

Dr. Stone uses anabolic therapy and other biologic techniques to work to preserve the natural biology of a joint, helping people avoid or delay an artificial joint replacement. 

He is the best-selling author of the book Play Forever. 

This is a very interesting conversation with a previously unexplored topic but is highly recommended if you are currently struggling with an injury or are interested in the advances in sports and injury rehabilitation. 



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May 20, 2022
This episode first aired 28 Oct 2019 
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Sinéad is a blogger who has built a social media channels thanks to 
her amazingly positive outlook on life. 
On top of blogging about fitness, mindset and makeup, she also talks 
a lot about mental health and self-understanding 
Here are some of the things we talked about in today’s podcast. 
·      Why her ex-boyfriend cheating on her was the best thing that 
ever happened to her 
·      Spiritual awakening and arming yourself with anxiety beating 
·      Handling your ‘ANTS’ – your ‘automatic negative thoughts’ and 
how to stop being your own biggest enemy 
·      Sex and bad first dates 
·      Romantic relationships, self-awareness and over-communicating 
so you’re not a ‘psycho’ girlfriend 
·      Digital detox for mental health 
May 15, 2022

Ari is a Functional Medicine expert and Founder of The Energy Blueprint.

He is also the author of the highly anticipated forthcoming book, Eat For Energy: How To Beat Fatigue, Supercharge Your Mitochondria, and Unlock All Day Energy.

Ari is an energy and fatigue specialist who focuses on taking an evidence-based approach to energy enhancement.  He has been studying nutrition and holistic health for over 2 decades and has a Bachelor’s of Science from San Diego State University in Kinesiology. 


He also has a background in exercise physiology and fitness, and holds two advanced certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist. 


In addition, he recently completed the 3 years of coursework for his PhD in Clinical Psychology, an education which rounds out all aspects – nutrition, fitness, and psychology – of his approach to optimal health.


For the last six years, he’s been working with many of the top scientists and physicians on the planet to develop the most comprehensive program in the world on the science of overcoming fatigue and increasing energy — The Energy Blueprint.


We packed so much into this podcast, enjoy. 


Here are some of the things we talked about: 

  • The difference between chronic fatigue and general fatigue 
  • The problems with misdiagnosis of low energy or adrenal fatigue 
  • Rewiring your energy clock
  • How sleep quality effects your mitochondria and energy levels
  • The problems with stimulants, caffeine and the need for regular breaks (as opposed to cutting them forever) if you have chronic fatigue. 
  • Superfoods for energy 
  • The top supplements for energy enhancement (that don’t rebound when you stop using them)
  • And much more 











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May 13, 2022
This episode first aired 23 Sep 2019 
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Paul Dermody joins me for today’s Q+A format episode. It’s a 
bounce-back fly on the wall conversation based around the questions 
We take turns answering and then bounce back and forth to add 
more context to why we think or believe it is that way. Enjoy. 
1.    If you could eradicate one product/craze/fad/person from the 
fitness space, what would it be?  
2.    Successfully lost weight but now I keep binging badly, tips to 
stay on track and maintain? 
3.    How to get over the guilt of missing a workout, I think I might 
be addicted?  
4.    Who do you follow or watch for mindset inspiration?  
5.    What is the number 1 thin you do every day without fail?  
May 9, 2022

Today’s podcast is a solo Q+A with a focus around general fitness: training, nutrition, recovery and supplements. 




  1.   Thoughts on using machines vs barbells vs dumbbells? 01:10
  2.   Do you do lots of mobility work in between your training? 12:08
  3.   Any thoughts on keto for weight loss vs calorie deficit? 16:54
  4.   Do you eat extra on days where you do longer runs? To not get into too much of a deficit? 25:33
  5.   Other than your books, do you have any favorite discipline or mindset audio books?  33:49
  6.   Are diet breaks helpful for someone with a lot of weight to lose? 43:34
  7.   I’ve been in a calorie deficit for 3 weeks and my energy is really low, any advice? 53:47
  8.   Why should I count liquid calories? 56:29
  9.   Do you count calories as part of your BKF Online Program? 57:47

10.Is there any real science behind thermo blast and fat burners? Or just plenty of caffeine? 01:04:18



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May 6, 2022
This episode first aired 10 Jun 2019 
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Today’s episode focuses heavily on the mindset side of things. It’s 
been three months since I ran through the Arctic and just over a year 
since I ran six back to back marathons in the Sahara Desert. Both of 
those challenges thought me so much about how to be in other areas 
of my life. My personal relationships, my business, and my happiness 
levels are the best they’ve ever been and I put nearly all of it down to 
the 10 lessons I’ve learned below so I wanted to share them. This is 
another ‘press record and talk’ video so I hope you enjoy it. 
1.You need to break big goals into smaller parts  
2.Pain is temporary and it will go away  
3.You need to build the mental strength slowly every day 
4.All limitations are self-created  
5.Your own worst enemy lives between your two ears  
6.You can’t do things for other people, it needs to be for you and 
you alone  
7.People put what you do on a pedestal and they shouldn’t!  
8.If you fail to prepare. Prepare to fail.  
9.You can’t give yourself the option to quit or you will take it!  
10.See it, believe it, achieve. Become who you need to be, act 
like that and wait for reality to catch up.  
May 2, 2022

Dr. Sinclair is a professor of genetics and co-director of Harvard Medical School's Center for Biology of Aging Research. 


He is also the author of the great book Lifespan, why we age and why we don’t have to and the host of the podcast Lifespan with Dr. David Sinclair that covers topics such as  the science behind why we age and interventions for slowing and even reversing aging.


Time Magazine has him as one of the 100 most influential people on earth and we packed so much incredible content into this podcast. 


If you are interested in longevity, health, looking or feeling better and how to reduce ageing, this one is not to be missed. 


Here are some of the things we talked about 


  •     What to eat and when to eat for longevity
  •     Why fasting is hard for a few weeks and then it becomes considerably easier as your body gets used to it
  •     The major misconceptions around aging
  •     David’s anti-aging regimen
  •     Why aging is a disease and how that disease is treatable,
  •     Anti-aging supplements to look into
  •     Using exercise, heat and cold as acute stressors for longevity 
  •     His top seven tips for living a longer and younger life
  •     And much more



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Apr 29, 2022
This episode first aired 13 May 2019 
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Trish Lewis (trisha.transformation on Instagram) is a 31-year-old chef 
who went from 26 stone (365lbs) to 19 stone (266lbs) in less than a 
After years of self-sabotage, secret eating, and yo-yo dieting- she 
finally decided to get on a nutrition plan that worked for her lifestyle 
and slowly started to exercise more and is now inspiring thousands of 
people all around the country to do the same! 
This episode is incredible! On top of being one of the funniest people 
I’ve ever interviewed, he rawness about her struggles makes this 
such a compelling listen. If you’re overweight or obese and feel like 
giving up, this is a must listen! If you’re into mindset, overcoming 
obstacles or just want to literally laugh out loud for more than hour, 
then do not miss this episode!
Apr 25, 2022

Blessing is an Irish Nigerian IFBB Pro Bodybuilder and 2X Arnold Champion. 


His Instagram page has over 1.8 million followers. 


Interestingly enough, a good portion of his more than 1.8 million followers have become fans of his without knowing about his bodybuilding endeavors. 


Instead, he has gotten a following from his hilarious gym sketches and great sense of humor. 


Blessing hopes to change some of the stigma around bodybuilders being too serious and aggressive. And as someone who has known him for years, I can definitely say that he’s doing that video by video and post by post. 


An incredibly motivational and inspiring conversation with a wonderful person who I’ve known for years. Enjoy. 


  • His incredible backstory of being smuggled from Nigeria to Ireland at 9 years old
  • Growing up in Mayo and joining the gym to help defend himself
  • Finding his passion in bodybuilding and his advice for dealing with those who don’t believe in your dream 
  • How gratitude is a belief system, not just something we do
  • The crazy virality of his video content online and growing to over 1 million followers in six months! 
  • His Pro Bodybuilding debut that leads to a short bout of depression and how it’s become his favorite failure “no losing, only learning” 
  • And much more. 



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Apr 22, 2022
This episode first aired 11 Mar 2019 
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This is a one take ‘press record and talk’ episode about my 
experience running 230km through the Arctic circle. 
I talk a little about my preparation for the challenge but this episode 
is heavy on the mindset side of things and focuses heavily on the 
mental tools I used to get to the finish line after tearing my Achilles 
86km from the end. 
This was physically the hardest thing I’ve done in my entire life and I 
recorded it in one go so I hope you enjoy it. 
Apr 18, 2022

Magnus is a world-renowned Swedish health and wellness expert, entrepreneur, and lifestyle coach. 


For over 20 years, he has become known for working with some of the world’s most recognizable actors, musicians, athletes, artists, and high-performance business entrepreneurs.


His app Magnus Method has Celebrity fitness training plans made for you. It’s the exact programs he used with movie stars Gal Gadot for her role as Wonder Woman, Alicia Vikander for Tomb Raider,  James McAvoy for “Glass,  Ben Affleck for Batman, Alex Skarsgard for Tarzan and plans the musicians Katy Perry and Dua Lipa use to get fit. 


This podcast is for anyone interested to hear how Hollywood actors eat and train ahead of big movie roles and some of the skills you need to make those physical changes in your own life. 


Here are some of the things we spoke about in today’s podcast: 

  •     Moving from Scandinavia to LA to work with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
  •     How to eat and lift like the silver screen's biggest superheroes and movie stars
  •     His philosophy on nutrition - 17 out of 20 rule. Clean 17 out of 20 meals in a 4 day cycle. 
  •     Underrated fat loss tools and supplements 
  •     How Alicia Vikander ate to become Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – build up, cut, maintain (and the keto diet)  
  •     Building up Alexander Skarsgard for The Northman. 
  •     The difference between Hollywood actors training for a movie and the everyday person looking to get in great shape
  •     And more. 






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Apr 15, 2022
This episode first aired 01 Mar 2019 
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Tom Otton is an ultra runnerTedX Speaker, and M.D at Create Group 
a digital marketing agency in Dubai. 
I recorded this with Tom right before I left for the Arctic and the 
mindset tips he gave in this episode were a huge part of me getting 
to that finish line.  Regardless of whether you’ve run two hundred 
ultra marathons or you’ve never run 1km in your life, you are going to 
love this episode! Tom is another one of my favorite people on the 
planet and is some I respect and look up to greatly so I hope you love 
this one as much as I did. 
Some of the things we talked about: 
·      Dealing with negative self-talk and handling fear 
·      How ‘removing the options’ is the key to not quitting something 
·      Developing the f*ck it mindset! 
·      Mindset techniques to become mentally stronger 
Apr 11, 2022

Georgie is health coach and wellness speaker.


She is also podcast host of the incredible show The Good Glow and creator of The Good Glow Wellness Course and The Good Glow Rise and Thrive course which she created alongside two podcast favourites Gerry and Miriam Hussey. 


This was a wonderful conversation with somebody I’ve been looking to bring on the podcast for so long. I hope you enjoy the episode as much as I enjoyed recording it. 


Here are some of the things we spoke about in today’s show:


  • Giving birth to her daughter Pia at the age of 32 and being diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after. 
  • How The Good Glow was born in November 2018, exactly 1 year after her diagnosis
  • How we can do hard things and her recent experience at the NYC half marathon and starting with 1km back in 2018.
  • The pillars of self-care. Mindset, Habits, Joy, Self-Worth, Nourishment and Nature.
  • The common stories we tell ourselves -  don’t embarrass yourself, you can’t do it, you’re not strong enough and how to change that inner dialogue.
  • Motivating yourself to implement change and not comparing yourself to others. 
  • The importance of your support network and inner circle 
  • And much more. 
Apr 8, 2022
This episode first aired 25 Feb 2019 
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Today’s episode is a Solo Q+A and gets very heavy on the mindset 
side of things. It goes through a lot of tools and tactics that I apply in 
my everyday life from getting up earlier to dealing with my fear of 
public speaking. I also go through a lot of the things I’ll be covering in 
my new book out later this year so if that’s something you’re 
interested in, give today’s episode a listen. This is a press record and 
talk episode so I hope you enjoy it. 
1)   Why do you go to bed early and get up early? Is it more 
productive or better for your body that way?  
2)   Any tips for public speaking?  
3)   Top 3 tips for life in general?  
4)    How do you keep positive?  
5)   How do you deal with haters and people who come at you with 
Apr 5, 2022

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