“The Martial Brain” is Jeff Westfall’s podcast series on the intersection between the martial arts, science, critical thinking, scientific skepticism, and that wacky organ that floats between our ears. Each episode is a small nugget of thoughts on how these things relate to a particular element in the life of a martial artist.
PARENTAL WARNING: Jeff uses occasional explicit language! This podcast may not be appropriate for young listeners!
Episodes are available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other aggregators!
51 Building Your Grappling Game
52 The Evolution of the Martial Human
53 If You Know What’s Good For You!
54 The Price of Cruelty
55 Trust Your Instincts?
56 Honor in the Martial Arts
57 I Don’t Think You Understand the Gravity of the Situation! Part 1
58 The Mathematics of Not Falling Down
59 The Misanthropic Principle
60 The Arrow of Time
61 The Sweet Taste of Emotional Candy
62 I Don’t Think You Understand the Gravity of the Situation! Part 2
63 We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us!
64 Stupid Chi Tricks Revealed Part 1
65 Respect My Authority!
66 For Worse or Better
67 Martial Nerds Vs. Martial Jocks
68 Taking Down the Dragon
69 Them is Fightin’ Words!
70 Any Port in a Storm
71 We Don’t Fight Like That Around Here!
72 Taking a Stance on Martial Arts Stances
73 Oh No! Not the CRUEL Sensei!
74 Weird Tales of the Rising Phoenix Martial Arts Academy Part 3
75 There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Sample!
76 Howdy, Pardner!
77 My Sensei is Better Than YOUR Sensei!
78 One or Two Degrees of Dan Inosanto Part 1
79 One or Two Degrees of Dan Inosanto Part 2
80 One or Two Degrees of Dan Inosanto Part 3
81 One or Two Degrees of Dan Inosanto Part 4
82 Child’s Play
83 The Big Student Bias
84 Stupid Chi Tricks Revealed Part 2
85 The Power of Doubt Part 1
86 The Power of Doubt Part 2
87 The Power of Doubt Part 3
88 Courage is Easy, Discipline is Hard!
89 Go With the Flow
90 What is the Secret to Good Comedy?
91 Made Ya Look!
92 Whoa, Mule!
93 Age is Relative…And BOY Do I Have Some Old Relatives!
94 A Potpourri of Fallacies
95 Martial Arts Literacy
96 Everything Good Came From US!
97 She Blinded Me With Scienciness!
98 Lesson Planning and Helmuth Von Moltke
99 Dueling Concepts
100 The 100th Episode Extravaganza!