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Health, fitness and mindset lessons from industry leaders with 3X best-selling author Brian Keane. Including guests like Gabby Bernstein, Robin Sharma, Chris Williamson, Dr David Sinclair, Dorian Yates, Mat Fraser, Tia Toomey, Steven Kotler, Diamond Dallas Page, James Smith, Rashad Evans, Joe Wicks, Dr John Demartini and more. Understanding the world of health, fitness and mindset can be difficult. This podcast will help.
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Aug 12, 2022
This episode first aired 09 Sep 2019 
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Today’s episode is with a very special guest. 
Simon Halpin is the man who ran Marathon Des Sable alongside me in 2018. He was also with me every step of the way for our 230km run through the Arctic Circle in February of this year.   
This is much more of a ‘fly on the wall conversation’ type of episode than a structured interview.
On top of talking through Simon’s Ironman triathlon experience, we go back and forth about our 
experiences in the Sahara and the Arctic.
We go through all the highs and lows and our main take away from each adventure.
I hope you enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed recording it. 
Aug 8, 2022

Joan Rosenberg, PhD is a psychologist, bestselling author, corporate wellness consultant, and media expert who is known globally as an acclaimed speaker and trainer on communication, confidence, resilience, authenticity and grief. 

As a three-time TEDx speaker and member of the Association of Transformational Leaders, she has been recognized for her innovative Emotional Mastery and confidence building approach, and for her thought leadership and global influence in personal development.

Her latest book is 90 Seconds to a Life You Love: How to Master Your Difficult Feelings to Cultivate Lasting Confidence, Resilience and Authenticity is available now and we’ll be diving into it in today’s show. Enjoy. 


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Aug 5, 2022
This episode first aired 26 August 2019 
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I’ve been given some incredible advice over years so for today’s 
episode I’ve expanded on the ones that have had the biggest impact 
on me. 
Another ‘press record and talk episode. I hope it helps. 
    To get what you want, you have to deserve what you want  02:32  
    What’s meant for you won’t pass you  14:23  
    Leave your ego at the door   20:25  
    Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20  23:39  
    Blowing out somebody else’s candle doesn’t make yours blow any 
brighter    29:39  
    It’s better to be punched heard by the truth than kissed softly by a 
lie  35:58  
    Luck Is setting up an environment for good things to happen  40:59  
    If you wouldn’t switch positions with the person, why are you 
listening to them?  45:27  
    People above you rarely take a swipe at you.  51:04  
Don’t be a dick!  57:19  
If the other person can’t help you, then don’t complain to them!  
If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.  01:06:04  
It normally all works out in the end. “You will be fine”  01:08:28 
Aug 1, 2022

This is a podcast talking about my recent life changing experience with Amazonian medicine Ayahuasca. The conversation is guided by one of my best friends Orla O’ Flaherty. Enjoy.


I also discuss my experience with Kambo and the terrifying 5-MeO-DMT trip in this episode. 


Warning: this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not advice or a recommendation (medical or otherwise) 



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Jul 29, 2022

In today’s podcast, we go through the 5 thyroid types and talk about Inna’s course for those looking to address their thyroid issues once and for all. If this is your first, or hopefully final step with fixing your thyroid issues, I hope it helps loads.


The five thyroid types: 

  1. High TSH
  2. Low T3
  3. Unavailable Hormone Type
  4. Under Stimulated Type
  5. All Normal Type 


Thyroid mystery solved course: Who it’s for, what’s in it, how it works and how much it costs.

Code: BRIAN for $100 off

Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Stacy Sims is a Researcher, Author, and Leading Global Expert on Female Physiology & Training


Stacey was on the podcast in July 2021 in episode 338 talking about nutrition and training sex differences and why women are not small men. 


In today’s podcast, we are going to take a look at her new best-selling book – NEXT LEVEL. 


For active women, menopause can hit hard but it doesn’t have to be the end of you kicking ass at the gym, on the trail, in the saddle, or wherever you work out. Once you understand your physiology, you can work with it to optimize your performance. In NEXT LEVEL Stacey teaches the underlying causes of menopause—the hormonal changes that are causing all the symptoms you’re feeling, and their impact on your wellness and performance—and what to do about it. 


Here are some of the things we talked about: 


  •     The Stats, The Stigma, The Science
  •     The Science of the Menopause Transition
  •     Hormones and Symptoms Explained
  •     Menopause Hormone Therapy, Adaptogens, and Other Interventions
  •     Kick up Your Cardio and Time to Lift Heavy Shi*t!
  •     Eat Enough and Fuelling for the Menopause Transition
  •     Sleeping Well and Recover Right
  •     Motivation and the Mental Game: Your Mind Matters
  •     Supplements: What You Need and What You Don’t
  •     Pulling It All Together






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Jul 18, 2022


Alastair is a personal trainer, multiple time fitness model world champion who specialises in female weight loss.


This is his hat trick appearance on the podcast and we go deep into some previously unexplored topics. 


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


  •     Being self-consumed by the way you look and overcoming it
  •     Steroids in fitness industry and what people need to know or understand about it
  •     Insecurities manifesting themselves in how you show up in the works
  •     His recent ayahuasca trip 
  •     And much more. 




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Jul 11, 2022

Martha Mckittrick is a registered dietitian and nutrition expert who has been specializing in PCOS for the past 20 years. 


Despite the fact that PCOS is the most common hormone abnormality affecting women, there is still so little known about it. 


And even worse, the internet is full of misinformation and her mission is to spread awareness to health professionals, the lay public, and most importantly women with PCOS. 


Diet and lifestyle are the first line treatment for PCOS and her coaching uses real food and lifestyle and behavior changes to decrease your symptoms, help you meet your goals and live your best life.

In today’s podcast we do a deep dive on all things PCOS. 

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

  •     What and when to eat for PCOS
  •     Fasting and PCOS, what you need to know 
  •     Alcohol and PCOS – is it really a no go? 
  •     Identify PCOS drivers (or triggers) 
  •     Stress management and sleep vs insulin resistance with PCOS
  •     The exercise spectrum with PCOS – too tired to workout vs training too much for force weight loss
  •     The supplements that will support PCOS 
  •     And more. 



In addition to personal coaching, Martha has two online courses for PCOS called the PCOS Nutrition & Lifestyle Blueprint and Prevent and Reverse Prediabetes and Diabetes with PCOS.







Jul 8, 2022

This episode first aired 03 Jun 2019 

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Siobhan is an online coach, fitness influencer and world traveller. 


This is her second appearance on the podcast. The first one ‘#135: 

Siobhan O’Hagan On Living A Life Of Freedom, Avoiding Fad Diets and 

How Putting Accountability Photos On Instagram Changed Her Life’ was recorded in March 2018. 


In today’s episode, we jumped from everything weight loss, food and training to disconnecting from ego, building self-awareness and how to find self-love.




Jul 4, 2022


“3 years left to live, 2 records to break, 2.3 million to raise and 0 excuses” 

Iain Liam Ward was diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2020 and has spent the last two years raising money for cancer research with his incredible fitness challenges. 

He’s trying to break the world record for the most money raised for cancer; but he isn’t asking people for donations (although he’s grateful for them), instead he is trying to gain more social media followers so he can reach out to big brands that will sponsor him for races and donate that money to cancer research. 

He already has 1.5 million followers on TikTok (at the time of recording) and is exploding on the other channels as well. Be sure to give him a follow after this podcast. 

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

  •     How he is the luckiest of unlucky people in his brain cancer diagnosis
  •     What stage 3 brain cancer means for his fitness and training 
  •     Why he’s happy he found out
  •     How to avoid the pity party when you get bad news
  •     How the fitness mindset and thinking a certain way helped him cope
  •     And more..








Jul 1, 2022

This episode first aired 18th January 2019 

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Orla qualified as a Dietitian from Kings College London. She initially 

obtained an honors 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 on the autoimmune spectrum (thyroid issues, IBS, PCOS) or want to know how alcohol affects your sex drive (for the guys), then this is a must listen. 



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?  
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