Episode 8: Benjamin Becomes a Teacher

Benjamin Becomes a Teacher: In this episode, we discuss what it means to be a teacher. We make a distinction between teaching and what we call merely "instructing." Finally, we share how critical it is that a teacher be first and foremost a student.

Episode 7: Writing

Writing: In this episode, we discuss the techniques Benjamin teaches his writing students to help them let go of struggle and break through blocks, and how those techniques parallel Jerry's principles for exercise.

Episode 6: Play With It

Play With It: Perhaps you've noticed us using the phrase "Play with it" in previous episodes. In this episode, Benjamin describes why he found this phrase to be among the most important teachings Jerry shared, Jerry explains how it came to be, and Benjamin tells the story of three different arenas in which he played with the teachings.

Episode 5: The Case for Weight-Training

The Case for Weight-Training: Last week, we talked about how people who don't lift weights could practice Jerry's techniques. This week, we encourage everyone to make weight-training a part of their fitness routine.

Episode 3: Foundations, Part 2

Foundations, Part 2: In this episode, Benjamin speaks a bit more about the changes he experienced in the early days of following Jerry's teachings, and we discuss Jerry's four fundamental principles for exercise.

Episode 2: Foundations, Part 1

Foundations, Part 1: Benjamin explains the changes he began to put into place after his Bottom of August 3, 2014. Benjamin and Jerry discuss the first part of the teachings Jerry shared during their first session at the gym a month later. We close with Benjamin recounting his first workout in which he explored Jerry's teachings, and how shockingly profound that experience turned out to be.

Episode 1: Introductions

Introductions: We meet Benjamin and Jerry. Benjamin describes how, on August 3, 2014, he found himself (figuratively) in a deep hole, the promise he made to the universe as a result, and the impact that promise has had on his life since. We talk about how that promise led to him and Jerry working together. We briefly talk about how each of us teaches. Finally, we assert that the act of becoming present--of starting here--can change the world.