Sufferfests on the Adam Carolla Show

Comedian Adam Carolla holds a Guinness World Record for the most podcast downloads in history. About a million people tune into each episode of The Adam Carolla Show. So I was obviously psyched to talk bedwetting, ball gags, Bill Cosby, and yes, sufferfests with him. Here’s a link to the episode. The whole episode is […]

STFU: Confessions of a Reluctant HIIT Man

If you happened to read my essay for Outside about quitting a 3-mile obstacle race, you’d know I’m a confessed beta male. Walking off the course was an affront to the Spartan ethos. Fortunately, I have a sense of humor about it. But for a variety of reasons — including the birth of my son […]

Yes, I married up. (Way up)

To the casual observer, Amber and I may seem like an odd couple. I mean, let’s be honest: THIS… …isn’t for everyone. While that look has its place (ie. drum circles), it’s certainly not on the arm of a girl that looks like this in a magazine. Or this… And it’s a fact I’ve been (repeatedly) […]

Rise of the Sufferfests: Promo Video

Obstacle course racing (OCR) is all the rage these days. It’s on the Today Show. It’s on Wheaties’ boxes. And this month, the Spartan World Championship was televised on NBC Sports Network. In 2013, upwards of 4 million people will suffer through ice, fire, electricity, barbed wire, burpees and mud. Which is pretty wild when you […]

this is: Mark Morford, culture critic, columnist, yoga teacher

UPDATED Ever since discovering Mark Morford’s column a decade ago, I’ve been an eager reader of the SF Gate’s popular culture critic. He’s a next-level thinker who writes about sex, technology, politics and pop culture, all in a signature style that’s as fearless as it is funny. Whether he’s railing against the “backwater hateswamps” (ie. […]