Oil up your pecs and stock up on protein bars, because Tom and Jenny are about to pump you up and dive into the actually quite fascinating world of male bodybuilding. From the early days of circus strongmen to the innovative 19th-century figure of Eugen Sandow; from the popularity of Muscle Beach and the contributions of Joe Weider to the mainstreaming of the subculture through the personalities of Arnold Schwartzenegger and Lou Ferrigno; we cover all the glistening, flexing bases, as well as discuss controversies over steroid use and the rivalry between so-called “mass monsters” and those favoring a more classic physique. Clench your buttocks and suck in your gut, it’s a musclebound journey through time on episode 196.
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Some of you may remember my short story collection The Associated Villainies, which I published way back in 2011. Well, I have recently published a second edition, complete with four extra stories, a new cover design, tweaks and corrections to the stories, and a cooler interior layout. Here are the print and ebook versions, and the audio book version is now available here!
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