Interviewed By ‘America’s Angriest Trainer’

I was recently the guest on Vinnie Tortorich’s Angriest Trainer in America podcast.

I haven’t met Vinnie, but I’ve listened to his podcasts.  I like the way he thinks. We had a great time talking about a variety of topics — so much fun, he didn’t notice the recorder stopped as we were talking.  So the podcast ends in the middle of a sentence.

No worries. As far as I’m concerned, that just means we need to do it again sometime.

You can listen to our interview here.

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27 thoughts on “Interviewed By ‘America’s Angriest Trainer’

  1. Bryan Harris

    “The younger people might not get the reference”

    Oh ye of little faith! Of course I got the reference…after I google searched it on my smart tablet internet email photo sharing music device. 🙂

  2. Bob Parker

    Listening to the podcast triggered some memories of mine.
    Born in 1938. When I was in primary school (Australian term), there was a disease called “sugar diabetes”. By the time I was in secondary school the disease was simply “diabetes”. And then in my 20s the received wisdom was that diabetes was caused by eating animal fat.
    Disgusting though it may be, I have to admire the effectiveness of the propaganda from the vested interests that swung public opinion so far. They made Joseph Goebbels look like a rank amateur.

    1. Joe

      You forgot when it was called “adult-onset diabetes”. Then teenagers and even kids started getting it. Too bad.

  3. Valerie

    The summary of the posdcast says: “In the 40’s, the recommended starch per day was 2 servings….like one piece of bread or one potato.”

    Do you remember where that comes from? I’d like to read the rest of the recommendations. Thanks.

  4. Justin McCullough

    For some reason listening to the podcast made me want to watch your movie. It’s not on netflix anymore, but is on Amazon Prime. So, it’s on the tv now. I love the part where the pig head is getting salted and it says “yum, yum”. That should be on a t-shirt or something.

  5. Firebird

    Good interview. A couple of points.

    In “McHale’s Navy”, Tim Conway’s Ensign Parker was referred to as “Chubby” and “fat” on a number of occasions. He’s not even close to being either. Still isn’t.

    I never liked “The Honeymooners” either.

    Curly > Shemp.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Wow, I forgot about his character on McHale’s Navy. I wouldn’t call him chubby either.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      It’s probably more accurate to say we handled each other well, although that could be misinterpreted.

      1. Firebird

        I thought he got a little inappropriate when it came to Chareva, but you handled that quite well. I was, however, waiting for him to throw the “What are you, a moron?” line out there.

        1. Tom Naughton Post author

          I’m the comedian; Chareva gets the biggest laugh in the film. Go figure.

        2. Barbara

          I agree, the comments about Chareva made me uncomfortable. Did nothing to make me want to listen to him again.

          1. Zachary

            That’s just how he is, he doesn’t mean anything bad by it. He’s just one of those people that says exactly what he thinks, and it’s one of the reasons I like his podcasts so much. Might not be for everyones tastes, but I think him and Tom definitely make a great pair.

  6. gollum

    Yes indeed there is also Diabetes insipidus (not mellitus). Not to mention that all these are symptoms, not diseases. “Your sugar value is too high.” (What causes it? (Why care at all?))

    Anyway here is a corny time capsule

    Insulin “education”, the “to use sugar you need insulin” meme, balance the scales etc.
    Funny thing is how they limit milk, maybe due to the sugar in it?

    I am sorry to have bumped the 2013 sugar and cancer thread again (I learned something new about glutaminolysis, that was nice).
    It turns out cancer cells stop short of the last step of glycolysis, the products accumulate and are used to build .. cell stuff. As in growing cells. So that would suggest the Warburg effect could occur from cancer cells doing glycolysis because they, as any growing cell, need the products, not because the glycolysis makes them cancer out. Or maybe it’s both.

    I also found numerous references to my idea that maybe ROS or aerobic respiration is needed for proper cell suicide. A certain type of apto is from mitochondrium releasing cytochrome into cell. Maybe with chronic glycolysis this doesn’t work well. Maybe. Well, it seems this radical idea has also occured to others. Earlier. But why I never read about it in the MSM?

  7. Thomas E.

    I can’t remember which podcast I came across Mr. Spurlock’s ex-girlfriend friend. But she is no longer Vegan.

    It was interesting to listen to her recount the reaction her vegan friends had when she went back to her omnivore ways. Sad actually. I just re-read the above article, good read.

    I must admit, my suspicions are that a majority of people can not maintain health and be a vegan at the same time. Not sure if it is B9, B12, some of the amino-acids or saturated fats animal products contain. There are just a [micro|macro] nutrients the body can’t produce and the vegan diet cannot provide in adequate quantities. I am sure this is nothing new.

    But I’ve just seen a few youtube videos and have read articles that talk of age related nervous system ailments. On youtube video (IIRC) suggested vegans stood an order of magnitude better chance of having a degenerative neurological ailment as they age.

    I don’t think there is anything that scares me more than developing Alzheimers or dimensia. Well, having a stroke is up there.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Yeah, I saw awhile back that Jamieson is no longer a vegan. Kudos to her for having the courage to change her mind and take the heat. She had to know it was coming.

  8. Thomas E.

    If I may add, Alex Jamieson seems like a really nice person.

    And I have to admit, I was duped by Super Size Me. Of course, at the time I was consumed by the low fat dogma. My Dad had a pair of heart attacks when I was growing up. And I lived in the house through his recovery, chicken breasts with no skin, almost no egg yokes, the whole 9 yards. And I lived with those very notions until I was 46 years old.

    I still shudder with the number of egg yokes I tossed when I was power/weight lifting.

    As far as the podcast it was very entertaining. Don’t know if I am going to keep on listening to him. There are a couple of interesting titles that I am going to check out.

    As unpolished as they are on occasion, “I am liking body IO FM”

    Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read over all of the comments, and produce your blog. I know it takes a lot of time.

    I would like to ask 2 direct questions

    1) Do you still have the same GP? And what is his attitude towards you diet now?

    2) What do you think of Vinnie’s vitamins?

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      That GP was in Burbank, CA. We moved to Tennessee six or seven months after Fat Head was released.

      I’ve never tried Vinnie’s vitamins.

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