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The Paul and Howard Show

23 EpisodesProduced by Paul Kedrosky and Howard LuksWebsite

The latest thinking on health, fitness. exercise, and injuries, with Paul Kedrosky and Howard Luks. Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn’t rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

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Fitness and Heart Rate: What You Should Track -- and Why

April 19th, 2021


In this episode Paul and Howard talk about fitness and heart-related measures, from resting heart rate to heart rate variability. We will get into …

Why Does My Knee Hurt?

April 1st, 2021


In a continuing series, Paul and Howard talk about parts of the body that sometimes hurt. This time we're on about Why Knees Sometimes Hurt. There is …

Metabolic Syndrome, Part II: Managing Metabolic Syndrome

March 3rd, 2021


In the second of a two-part series, Paul and Howard talk about metabolic syndrome, in particular about how its effects can be reduced, and even …

Rest, Recovery, and Exercise Addiction

February 23rd, 2021


We have a new podcast episode out: Rest, Recovery, and Exercise Addiction


Paul and Howard talk about rest, recovery, and exercise …

Metabolic Syndrome, Part I

February 12th, 2021


In the first of a multi-part series, Paul and Howard talk about metabolic syndrome, from its rise, to its prevalance, to its causes, and its …

Coronavirus and Fitness: One Year Later

February 1st, 2021


Paul and Howard talk about personal fitness and mental health, one year after coronavirus lockdowns began. There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here.

Ep 20: AMA on Strength, Longevity and Fitness

December 5th, 2020


Paul and Howard take listener questions about strength, longevity, and fitness. There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here.


  • How to stay …

Muscle Mass, Strength, and Longevity

November 10th, 2020


Paul and Howard talk about the relationship between muscle mass, strength, and longevity. There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here.


  • Why …

Mitochondrial Health: The Path to Longevity and Performance

November 2nd, 2020


Paul and Howard have a special guest, the amazing Dr. Inigo San Milan from the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado, one of the top …

Athletic Shoes: Their History, Benefits, and Consequences

October 9th, 2020


Paul and Howard talk about shoes and their consequences..  There is a Fairly Crap Transcript™ here.


  • Why do we wear shoes? 
  • The …

Ep 16: Inside the Black Box of Anesthesia: Why We Do It, How It's Changing, and What the Future Looks Like

September 29th, 2020


Paul and Howard talk about surgical anesthesia with a special guest: Jon Bauman, Chief of Anesthesiology at St. John's Riverside Hospital in …

Rotator Cuffs: Why They Go Awry, and What You Should Do About It. Or Not.

September 24th, 2020


Paul and Howard talk about rotator cuffs, those four muscles around your shoulder that often go awry and sometimes really hurt. There is a Fairly …

Episode 14 (A Brief Audio Footnote): A Deeper Dive Into Pulmonary Function and WIldfires

September 18th, 2020


We got lots of questions on our recent episode about air, exercise, and wildfires, so here is a short, deeper dive into the topic. We gave Howard the …

Air & Exercise: Breathing in an Age of Wildfires and Coronavirus

September 16th, 2020


Paul and Howard talk about air, exercise, lung function, and breathing in an age of wildfires and coronavirus. There is a fairly crap transcript here.

Lifespan & Healthspan: The Science(s) of Healthier Aging, From Cells to Centenarians

September 12th, 2020


Paul and Howard talk about healthy aging, from cell death, to diet, to centenarians, and exercise in-between. Financial geek that he is, Paul sneaks …

The Doubt Industry, Coronavirus, and Dr. Google

September 2nd, 2020


Paul and Howard talk about the doubt industry, medical skepticism, and Dr. Google as a force for good. Sometimes. Maybe. 


  • How views of …

Imaging Injuries, or Why You Can't Unsee an MRI

August 22nd, 2020


Paul and Howard talk about sports injury imaging, from x-rays and MRI, to ultrasound. 


  • What are the main tools for imaging injuries?
  • When …

I'm Injured, You're Injured, We're Injured: Some Personal Perspectives

August 12th, 2020


Paul and Howard talk about their own current injuries, how and why they happened, why it's frustrating, and what they're doing to get past it. Maybe.

Why Do Injuries Happen, How Do You Know, and How Do You Make Them Go away?

August 5th, 2020


Paul and Howard talk about injuries, how and why they happen, and why they keep coming back.


  • Why injuries happen
  • Acute vs chronic injuries

The Fine Art of Balancing

July 27th, 2020


Paul and Howard talk about balancing, but not the financial kind.


  • How we balance 
  • Why balance is overlooked but so important to health and …

Unlearning Medicine: Reversals, Placebos, and Natural experiments

July 22nd, 2020


Paul and Howard discuss how medicine is changing, and how some common procedures and ideas that were once accepted practice are being abandoned. They …

Running, Knees, and Osteoarthritis

July 10th, 2020


Paul and Howard talk running, knees, and osteoarthritis.

Topics include:

  • Does running cause arthritis? 
  • Can I run if I have degenerative …

Coronavirus, exercise, and injury

June 6th, 2020


Paul and Howard talk about the effects of the current epidemic on exercise, fitness, and injury. Topics include: 

  • The difficulty some people have …
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