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Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony DeCurtis

   (in progress)


Double Agent Celery: MI5's Crooked Hero by Carolinda Witt (pen-and-sword books) completed 12-4

The Take by Christopher Reich (Mulholland Books)

Tom Clancy Power & Empire by Marc Cameron

Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

Munich by Robert Harris

Dead on Arrival by Matt Richtel

Direct Fire by A.J. Tata (completed 12-5)

The Night Trade - Barry Eisler (12-10, review soon)

The Woman in the Window - A.J. Finn (12-11, amazing book, review shortly)

The Kremlin's Candidate by Jason Matthews (reading now, fabulous)


Podcast Favorites

Kara Swisher's Recode Decode this week is an interesting conversation with Tina Brown. Using the publication of her new Vanity Fair Diaries as a starting point, they examine Brown's publishing career, notably her wonderful runs with Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Then they dive into the internet age, how it's changing the publishing world, Brown's start-up of The Daily Beast, followed by venting about Facebook today. Swisher puts together the best intervierw/talk with Brown I've heard since her book was published. Brown was consistently creating some of the best magazines in the world, at a time when that mattered.

Rich Roll's podcast is one I've discovered recently, and I'm working to catch up. Here are two don't-miss episodes:

http://www.richroll.com/podcast/bryan-fogel/

http://www.richroll.com/podcast/lance-armstrong/

Fogel is the star of, the producer of, the man behind Icarus. If you've not watched this documentary, exclusively streaming on Netflix, get to it! Of all the interviews I've read and heard with Fogel, Roll brings out the most interesting perspective. It's a fabulous listening experience.

 

Lance Armstrong needs no introduction. I don't care whether you admire or dislike him, his wealth of experience and new perspective on many matters is worth listening to. Me, I think he's one of the finest athletes ever.

Entries in #chiropractorsarebullshit (1)

Tuesday
Jul112017

Chiropractors: Good or Evil?

The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 984 with Yvette d'Entremont aired July 6. Holy crap, has there been a firestorm of controversy about Rogan and guest D'Entremont's strong opinions about chiropractors and the entire practice and world of chiropractic medicine! In fact, Rogan and SciBabe, as Yvette is known, don't even feel the word "medicine" should be associated with the practice. This firestorm began with the recent publication of D'Entremont's feature article in The Outline, Chiropractors Are Bullshit. Needless to say, Rogan couldn't wait to jump on this topic.

I grew tired of guest d'Entremont over the course of the lengthy, 2 1/2 hour podcast, and felt she was a bit unprepared for the depth Rogan digs into on his podcast, and his relentless questioning of things she throws out there as if they are accepted facts. Overall, I find the topic endlessly fascinating and worthwhile, and am almost amused by the furor they have caused. 

Personally, I know and have experience with chiropractors who fit the definition of shysters and quacks. On the other hand, for years I've worked with and trusted and put myself in the care of a wonderful chiro/active release/sports medicine practicioner, Dr. Alex Tapplin. His philosphy and practice are nothing like what is portrayed on the Rogan podcast. 

Read Yvette d'Entremont's article, listen to her and Rogan on the podcast, and make your own decisions. If you are in central Wisconsin and need therapy or have questions that you would like to direct to a chiropractor, contact Dr. Tappline at Valley Spine & Sport. I trust him with my body and spine. 

But wait, there's more: Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafter, Doug Egge and Justin Andrews, the guys who make up one of my favorite podcasts, Mind Pump, quickly recorded and released an episode today, #548 1/2, responding to many of the issues and data-points covered by d'Entremont on the Rogan podcast.

This is sheer genius, getting this done immediately and out into the world, and taking a stand for chiropractic practice. Sal, Adam and Justin have Drs. Jordan Shallow and Justin Brink in the studio with them for this broadcast. These doctors will be familiar to regular listeners to Mind Pump, and add a great deal of background, knowledgs and unvarnished opiinion to the proceedings. Every episode of Mind Pump is required listening, but get on this one right away after you invest 2 1;2 hours into the Rogan episode. Listen in the right order!

Both Joe Rogan and Mind Pump are invaluable podcasts. I cherry pick the Rogan feed, but listen to each and every episode of Mind Pump. So should you.

#mindpump, #joerogan, @mindpump, #yvetted'entremont, #chiropractorsarebullshit