The Two Doctors
By The Two Doctors
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Dr Jonas Westbrook and Dr David Boffa talk about all things Olympic weightlifting: recent competitions, upcoming competitions, great lifters past and present, and—of course—weightlifting shoes.
||CleanEpisode 26 – Morghan King!||Two episodes in two weeks—unprecedented for the Doctors! In this episode we sit down for a great conversation with USA’s Morghan King: 2016 Olympian, three-time National Champion, American record holder (83kg snatch at 48kilos), and multiple-time re||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 – Rebeka Koha!||In this episode we chat with Latvia’s 58-kilo star Rebeka Koha! Although still a Junior Rebeka has already built up an extremely impressive weightlifting resume: 2016 Olympian (4th), 2017 Junior World Champion, bronze medallist at the 2017 World Cha||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 – Harrison Maurus!||We sit down for a chat with USA’s Harrison Maurus, who recently became the first American male in twenty (20!) years to win a Senior World Championships medal (bronze in total and clean & jerk in the 77s at the 2017 Worlds). Harrison is also a Youth W||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 – Norik Vardanian!||After a (slight) hiatus, we are joined by Norik Vardanian, an athlete who has been at the highest level of weightlifting in TWO countries: the US and Armenia. Norik covered a range of topics with us, including returning from his most recent injury, trai||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22! With Olympic medallist Cheryl Haworth!||This past weekend the Doctors were together in lovely Chicago (loosely, Chicago-area), Illinois, for the 2017 USAW National Championships. While there we had the pleasure to record an episode with Cheryl Haworth: 2000 Olympic bronze medallist, 2004 and||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21! With US Olympian Cara Heads Slaughter||After a slight hiatus, The Two Doctors are back with an interview with US Olympian (2000) Cara Heads Slaughter! She shares her background in the sport, her experiences at the Olympics, and her transition from athlete into coach. Enjoy! To learn more||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20! With Olympic medallist Christine Girard||Against all odds, The Two Doctors podcast has reached the milestone of TWENTY episodes! And with us for this show is a VERY special guest: Canada’s Christine Girard, a two-time Olympian (2008 and 2012) and (soon-to-be) multiple Olympic medallist AND p||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: With IWF Executive Board members Sam Coffa and Moira Lassen!||In this episode we have TWO special guests from the IWF Executive Board: Sam Coffa and Moira Lassen. They share their thoughts and insights on a range of topics: new and upcoming rule changes in the IWF, reactions to the 2008 and 2012 retests, the use o||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Rio 2016 Recap with Paula Aranda of the USAW BOD!||Join us for a recap of all the weightlifting action that happened in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games. Our special guest this time is Paula Aranda, Board Member of USAW and weightlifting globetrotter. Enjoy! As always, let us know what you think via a revi||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 – Rio 2016 preview with guests David Tao and Mike Graber of Barbend.com||In this episode we have special guests David Tao (a founder of barbend.com) and Mike Graber (their Senior Uzbekistan Correspondent). We discuss the recent doping positives from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, the IWF ban of Russia from the 2016 Games,||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 – Special roundtable with Phil Andrews, Travis Cooper, James Tatum, JP Nicoletta, and Sean Waxman||Phil Andrews, CEO of USAW, joins us to make some major announcements regarding the future of the organization. Also present are James Tatum, Travis Cooper, JP Nicoletta, and Sean Waxman. Enjoy! Also available on iTunes!||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 – With Special guest Phil Andrews, CEO of USA Weightlifting!||Phil Andrews, the recently appointed CEO of USAW, joins us to chat about all manner of things weightlifting: his thoughts on the organization, what he wants to do for the sport, how he first became involved, how he’ll gauge his success, the recent dop||7/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 – Recap of our time with Pyrros Dimas and remembering the legend Tommy Kono||In this episode we discuss the recent passing of Tommy Kono, one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. We also recap our experiences interviewing and hanging out with Pyrros Dimas in Arnaia, Greece, and briefly mention some highlights from the 2016||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13! With Debbie Millet, 2016 Nationals/Trials Meet Director||Join us as we talk with Debbie Millet, the meet director for the 2016 USAW National Championships and Olympic Trials in Salt Late City, Utah. She shares her history in the sport, experience running the 2014 USAW National Championships, and her plans to||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 12! With special guest Uncle JP of Weightlifting Mindset||After a short hiatus, The Two Doctors ring in the New Year with a new podcast, featuring special guest “Uncle” JP Nicoletta of Weightlifting Mindset. We discuss the deluge of doping positives from the 2015 World Championships, the labyrinthine quali||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11! 2015 IWF World Championships RECAP||After our whirlwind week in Houston, we discuss some highlights from the 2015 IWF World Championships. In an effort to stick within a reasonable timeframe, we limit ourselves to an inaccurately named “Top 5” list that includes roughly a dozen items.||12/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10! 2015 IWF World Championships preview||Join us for a preview of the 2015 IWF World Championships! We talk about the official start list, changes to USAW’s lineup, and make wild predictions for several weight classes. Plus: the long-awaited answer to the quiz question and announcement of th||11/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9! With special guest Caine Wilkes||Caine Wilkes—one of only a few American lifters to snatch over 400 pounds and clean and jerk over 500 pounds—joins us to talk about his history, his career thus far, and his plans for the future. In just a few short weeks Caine will be representing||11/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8! With special guest Sean Waxman||Sean Waxman of Waxman’s Gym joins us to talk about the current mess regarding USAW athlete selection for the 2015 World Championships in Houston. Other topics include Mr Waxman’s history in the sport, his advice for others looking to start weightlif||11/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7! With special guest Yasha Kahn||Yasha Kahn joins us to discuss his experiences traveling the US with some of the best Olympic weightlifters in the world (and some of the best from the Powerlifting world, as well). He’s helped run seminars with Dmitry Klokov, Vasiliy Polovnikov, Ilya||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Two Doctors podcast – Episode 6!||After a (slight) delay, Episode Six! Join us as we discuss the hookgrip Spartakiad, a visit to the hookgrip warehouse, the European Junior/U23 Championships, the new Adidas shoe, our longing for classic Adidas shoes, and more. Also: our (non) answer to||10/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Two Doctors Podcast – Episode 5!||Join us for episode 5! Topics include the US Team members for the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, Texas, the American lifters with the most classic technique, and which weightlifters we’d like to be reincarnated as.||10/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast Episode 4 – with special guest JP Nicoletta||Join us for Episode 4 of The Two Doctors podcast! Special guest “Uncle” JP Nicoletta—of weightliftingmindset.com fame—discusses the current state of the US World Team members. We look at what happened in China at the IWF Grand Prix and what is o||9/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast – Episode 3!||The Two Doctors return for Episode 3! Now with 100% more weightlifting talk! Topics include the IWF Grand Prix in China, 193-kilo power cleans, the hookgrip Spartakiad, World Team speculations, a couple movie recs, and much, much more. Enjoy! Also avail||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast – Episode Two!||The thrilling sequel to our inaugural podcast. Recorded using a Motorola StarTac flip phone hooked up to a hacked Sega Genesis for much improved audio quality.||9/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast – Episode 1!||The inaugural podcast of The Two Doctors! Recorded remotely via a tin can hooked up to a TI-83 graphing calculator.||9/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I just love The Two Doctors! I'm so glad they decided to bring their entertaining banter to the podcast world. They have always been my favorite commentators at weightlifting competitions, so it's nice to see them expanding. Keep up the great work, guys!
All the Weightlifting Knowledge
The Two Doctors are awesome when they’re commenting at weightlifting meets, but their podcast is great because of how much detail they get into. These guys know practically everything there is to know about weightlifting and they’re hilarious when they talk about it. I don’t even do weightlifting (my boyfriend does) and I love their podcast.
These guys are the GOATS
These guys are the greatest commentators of all time. Half of what they say is factually innacurate, however thats OK this is American Weightlifting, we just want alot of people to be entertained and buy some clothes and shoes. I love listening to them speak, they need to release an album soon.