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Climbing the Bicep Peaks – Hamilton Parks

If you’ve never been to a bodybuilding competition in person, it might seem quite intimidating with all that muscle painted dark and greasy, strutting it on stage.

Today our friend John Paul O’Neil, long time listener, first time caller talks about dazzling the crowds at his first two bodybuilding contests by posing to Madonna’s song Vogue ending with a death drop that shook the judges.

But in reality a lot of these contests have a wide variety of people from different ages, backgrounds and bodies ready to showcase their physiques.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 2 months ago 0

Fearlessly Building Muscle: Derek Bolt

Amateur bodybuilder Derek Bolt raised eyebrows and shook the bigots when he competed in a bodybuilding contest wearing purple nail polish that matched his purple posing trunks.

Today Derek Bolt, amateur bodybuilder, architect, film star, and overall renaissance man joins us to look at breaking boundaries in bodybuilding as a openly gay, polyamorous man.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Hunks, Podcast 3 months ago 0

Musical Theater Muscle: Jimmi Cook

Florist, musical theater actor and bodybuilder Jimmi Cook joins us to look at playing all the jacked up musical theater roles including Rocky, Gaston and Tarzan and his new enterprise as a competitive bodybuilder seeking to win his IFBB Pro Card.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Hunks, Podcast 4 months ago 0

The Jacked Priest: Father Ethan Jewett

Bodybuilder, queer Christian and ordained minister Father Ethan Jewett joins us to talk about the spiritual connection between building muscle and creating queer space in places where it doesn’t normally happen.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Hunks, Podcast 4 months ago 0

The Lifts of a Natural Bodybuilder – Aaron “Iron” Curtis

Created as a counter-movement to conventional bodybuilding, the category of natural bodybuilding places the focus on building muscle without performance-enhancing substances like anabolic steroids, growth hormone, insulin and SARMs.

Today Australian natural bodybuilder, father and coach Aaron Iron Curtis joins us to talk about getting banned from natural bodybuilding contests after testing positive for Jack3ed, a popular caffeinated pre-workout drink.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Hunks, Podcast 5 months ago 0

Courageously Authentic Muscle – Scott Holliday

culture artist Andy Warhol once predicted that in the near future, everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. But with the advent of social media and pay per view sites of an adult nature, muscular athletes can now be stars for a lot longer than 15 minutes.

Today bodybuilder Scott Holliday, who describes himself as an encourager of courageous authenticity, joins us to talk about being one of Only Fans’ top muscle worship video creators, creating Man-tality a healing community for men, and overcoming past traumas as a way to grow your body and mind.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Hunks, Podcast 5 months ago 0

Muscle Worship for Entertainment – Andrew Dombos

Bodybuilding is now a competitive sport, but its roots lie in show business. Strongmen have long been a staple of circus acts for their feats of strength but it was Prussian bodybuilder Eugen Sandow, who went from lifting heavy objects onstage to capturing the world’s imagination by posing and flexing his muscles for fun and entertainment.

Today, bodybuilder Andrew Dombos joins us to talk about putting together his muscle worship quarterly events, inspired by classic live muscle worship videos.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 6 months ago 1

Becoming a Mass Monster – Pawan Lapborisuth

If you want to be big, you got to eat big, but being a mass monster isn’t just opening up your mouth and piling in the food, it takes a whole lot of training, skill and coordination.

Today, bodybuilding coach Pawan Lapborisuth joins us to talk about his journey from a high school bodybuilder to becoming a mass monster, and all the hi-jinks that ensued when he finally crossed the 300 lbs threshold.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 7 months ago 0

Thom Austin – The Healing Power of Building Muscle

Ever since the Stonewall Riots ignited the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement in 1969, most major cities have had Pride Parades until the Covid Pandemic of 2020 where it was all put on pause.

This year will be the first Pride Parade we’ve had in two years, and while we are still concerned over Covid, there’s now also the worry over violence, like recently in Idaho where a van full of Fascist militia were ready to harm people celebrating Pride.

Joining us today is our pal Jack Ryan, the host of The 10% Percent Show that ran on Chicago Cable Access in the late 80s and early 90s, to take a look at the changing face of Pride.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 7 months ago 0

Fausto Turns 50!

Today we’re celebrating Fausto Fernós’ birthday, my handsome co-host and husband, who along with me created one of the first podcasts in history 17 years ago. We’re taking a look at Fausto’s life as a Puerto Rican drag queen, stilt-walker, elementary school teacher, fire-eater, musician, line cook, graphic designer, podcast pioneer, lesbian flag designer and bodybuilder, and what it’s like to be 50!

Pls, weird Easter traditions!

Posted in: Podcast 10 months ago 1