In episode 1, Lex and Josh talk about Louis Zamperini, the four minute mile, white belt problems, grace in movement, and kneebars.
Here are some links mentioned in the episode:
- #whitebeltproblems on Josh’s blog:
- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
- Louis Zamperini
- Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
- Sebastian Brosche’s YouTube channel
Speech excerpt in the intro song comes from JFK’s speech at Rice University in 1962. Here’s the relevant part, but I urge to go read the whole thing:
But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? … We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.