We recently talked to Scott Carney, author of the recently published What doesn’t kill us (get the audiobook!). In it he investigates and subjects himself to cold, ice baths and other rather unusual training regimens, and discusses the detrimental effects of the comfort of our modern lives on our physical and mental health. He also goes on adventures, although with a sceptical mindset ever present, with the dutch “iceman” Wim Hof. It is a book about human biology and evolution, the possible causes and treatments of many of our modern day illnesses, and about realising that there is a lot of hidden comfort to be found in going beyond our comfort zone.
We didn't get into all the specifics of the breathing techniques and other methods, mostly because this has been covered in great detail in interviews on other podcasts. Just google "scott carney podcast" for more on this. We believe our episode is still worth a listen after having heard some of these.
Scott has also written two more books, The Red Market, and Death on Diamond Mountain, that we also touch upon in the podcast, as well as a lot of articles. Go to his webpage http://www.scottcarney.com for more info about him and his work. Thank you Scott!
This is our first episode in English, and we decided to not put in any intro in Norwegian, to keep it in just one language. All our other episodes are so far in Norwegian, but we would love to make more in English. If you have any feedback or requests, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at our facebook page. And if you would, please rate our show on Itunes, that’s always helpful.
And by the way, the quote that we slightly mangle during the episode, stems from an essay from 1973 by the russian-american biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky, and is actually the title of the essay: "Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution”.
Alt godt, hilsen Lars og Pål