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Intro/Announcements (0:00)

How was summer break? (3:18)

Do you guys have any more stories about freak athletes? (8:26)

If every NFL athlete were to compete in bodybuilding, how many would you guess would have the ability to make the Olympia stage, if any? (20:24)

I would like you to speak about your relationships with animals/pets. Do you have gym “mascots” for your home facility or outside of the home facility? Also, the obvious question: cats or dogs? (23:37)

What’s the coolest country you’ve been to? Is it cooler than America? (31:28)

If you had to give up gluten or dairy for the rest of your life, which would you pick? (38:20)

What is the most “luxurious” thing you own, that you don’t ever want to live without? (44:05)

Who would win in a fight: a Greg sized Eric, or an Eric sized Greg? (51:20)

What is the best method for starting a campfire? (56:12)

If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing with your life? Any other passions or near-misses when it comes to other ways your life would’ve gone that you can think of? (1:00:39)

What is a piece of modern technology/gadget that you flat out reject, and insist on doing things the way you’ve always done before said technology/gadget? (1:09:54)

What are your favorite podcasts? Other than Iron Culture and Joe Rogan, of course? (1:17:30)

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