Kurt Harris MD

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Tuesday
Sep132011

Robb Wolf Podcast

I did this interview with the inimitable Robb Wolf - current Sachem of the paleo world and all-around good guy - just last friday.

Warnings may be in order.

I told Robb I was woefully under-read and had been out of the loop over the past few months, so he should be prepared for hearsay and rank speculation.

The interview was ex tempore and I had no knowledge of the questions beforehand. So there are a lot of verbal sidebars to make sure listeners know the context of some of my answers. These detours, when combined with some apparent digital gaps in the audio, make me sound as if I have ADD and aphasia at the same time, at least in some spots.

The interview is rather long at 1:45.

I've also updated my headshot. I hate it when people use ancient photos to represent themselves. There is a chiropractor in my town who often says hello at the grocery store, but I sometimes fail to recognize him as his photo in newspaper ads is from the Reagan administration.

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Reader Comments (11)

Loved the podcast ... especially the discussion of ketosis and hormesis. It was really an a ha moment for me. BTW, like the new pic, but it does not say honey badger at all ;).

September 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth@WeightMaven

There's seems to be a glitch with your headshot. It shows a middle-aged, white human male rather than Mellivora capensis. I can work some Photoshop wizardry for you if you would like :-)

Great podcast (apart from the aphasia) and dovetails nicely with the new diet updates.

I also liked the shout out to Chris Masterhack (Masterjohn). His podcast series with Chris Kresser on cholesterol (part 1 and 2 of 3 completed) has been excellent and worth listening to if you haven't since it seems to reconcile the positions of the cholesterol warriors vs skeptics.

Cheers,
Aravind

September 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAravind

I listened to this podcast as soon as I could Tuesday morning. I really appreciate your insight and answers to those questions. Thanks!

September 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJakeA

Kurt,

Glad to see you back. Thanks for the updated headshot. You appear better than you did in the old one. The longer span of time on the archevore diet shows. Your sternocleidomastoid muscles are larger and more prominent. Your mandible appears wider and more prominent at the angles. It is always good to get older and look better. Congrats!!

KGH:

Thanks, Doug. I think much of the difference is just angle of the photo and head position combined with longer hair, to be honest. My Bench 1RM has gone up from about 200 to 230 since then, and I still do a lot of physical work with machines, etc. in addition to my maintenance gym workouts, so there might be some more muscularity in my neck on that basis, too.

September 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDoug McGuff, MD

Kurt,
I was extremely excited to hear that episode, as Robb had promised you on back in February and then I saw nothing of it after that. I enjoy hearing your take on nutrition as your ideas and opinions on most topics fall more in line with my own than anyone else in (or out of) the Paleo community. I always look forward to hearing your thoughts, and this podcast did not disappoint, as you specifically addressed some recent questions I've had on ketosis and other topics (eerily enough, even down to Rice Krispies, which I recently started eating again occasionally). I hope to hear and read more from you in the future, as your busy schedule permits. Keep up the great work, and thanks!

Whit

September 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWhit Matthews

Thanks for a fantastic podcast with Robb. It made Tuesday a good commute.

September 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I like the new head shot. You don't look so menacing.

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephen Harris

One of Robb's best podcasts to date, Thanks Doc

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTed

Ditto on the honey badger comment, but now it's good juxtaposition.

Great podcast.

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Kerley

I have been a long time listener of Robb Wolf's podcast and I enjoyed the interview which led me to your site.

I am a kindred spirit to you. I am a Neuroradiologist also interested in all things fitness and paleo. I trained at Univ of Penn back in the glory days of radiology 1984-89. I am in private practice.

Are you still doing radiology full time?

KGH Welcome! Radiology used to be the best specialty in medicine. I was in residency 87-91 and asst. prof at Iowa from 92-94. On a sabbatical for the time being.

September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterE Fobben M.D.

New vistor to your site since discovering you via the Podcast as well. Small world-y thing: my mom grew up in Pocahontas, IA, and still has family that lives in Storm Lake.

One quick question (sorry if it's been asked) is what "Minnesota Creamery" are you sourcing your grassfed butter from and how far do they ship (I live in Milwaukee)?

KGH:

I went to junior high in Storm Lake - great place at that age, fishing and swimming in the lake after school, riding bicycles everywhere... If you've ever seen the log cabin by the lake there, that was from my mother's family's ancestral farm in the 1800s and was donated to the Storm Lake historical society in the 1960s by my grandfather Oscar Anderson.

It's called Pastureland, a small cooperative. They have butter to ship but no cream. The butter ships frozen to Wisconsin with no problem.

September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDerek

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