Friday Odds & Ends (Video Interviews)

 ~ Have you checked out Dean Dwyer and his Being Primal site? Coming out of nowhere, he’s getting amazing comment traffic on his posts. Take a look at some of them and especially, videos, and you’ll see why. For instance, his first bacon in 20 years. He’s funny, wild and just enough crazy. And because of that, he contacted me a while back and we arranged to do a video together, which we recorded on Skype yesterday afternoon. It was pretty raucous. He wanted me to let lose, and so I did. Will let you know when it’s up.

~ Speaking of video, I hope you got a chance to see and hear Timothy Zork’s story of losing 80 pounds, having been fat since he was a kid. Now imagine a guy who looks like he’s 45 with four kids, two of them in college, and then in a matter of months, looks like a college student himself on Spring Break at Virginia Beach sporting a Matt Damon-esque visage. That’s Chris Tamme’s story of losing 100 pounds. We recorded his interview yesterday afternoon, a mere 30 minutes after I got off Skype with Dean. That’ll be top of the blog on Monday.

~ And speaking of huge fat loss, how about a family comprising husband, wife and three small kids who all in total, lost over 200 pounds? You won’t believe the family photos. And their oldest son, age 5, went from worst to best behaved kid in school. We’ll be recording on Monday and it’ll hit the blog either later in the week or the following Monday. Because this one has several stories together we’ll go 30 minutes and I’ll do it in 2 parts. And there’s more to come after that, including yet another nearly 100 pound loss and life saved over across the pond.

So if you have a dramatic story of weight loss with before & after pics and are enough of a ham to get on Skype video for 15 minutes, email me.

Alright, it has been a light week of blogging and I see no reason to stop now, so that’s it for today.


  1. Chris Tamme on August 26, 2011 at 13:19

    Nothing like 2 dudes on skype telling each other how good looking they are.

    I didn’t know scotch was encouraged either or I would have kindly obliged.

    Thanks for letting me tell my story and hopefully I can inspire others to make a change.

  2. dean dwyer on August 26, 2011 at 10:53

    Richard my friend, thanks again for the 90 minute rant you gave me yesterday. NO WHERE on the internet will we find a combination of Scotch, f-bombing and such funny sh*t (yes I know you hate it when guys like me use the *, I’m just trying to give you more rant material…perhaps for the next bullsh*t rant???) coming from one man (or woman).

    You are a true icon my friend. Thanks for doing what you do to push this movement forward (oh no I’m tearing up and I suspect you are as well Richard)…lets get back to our scotches shall we.


    ps…thanks for the props as well. Now I feel the pressure to be funny. damn!!

    • Richard Nikoley on August 26, 2011 at 10:58

      Dean never stops trying to egg me on. You’ll see.

      I even had to haul out the Bullshit horn on his ass, during the interview.

      • dean dwyer on August 26, 2011 at 11:06

        you have to market your own primal bullshit horn…that thing is awesome. I am heading to a family reunion tonight…that thing would have killed there.

    • Carlos on August 26, 2011 at 13:37

      Was listening to your Sarah Fragoso interview, which very good BTW, will pass to the wife since she loooves Sarah from her book and website, but during the podcast I would close my eyes and swear I was listening to Joe Pantoliano’s voice. I bet you get that all the time. Maybe it was really Dean in The Matrix, or Memento, the Sopranos, etc..?

      • dean dwyer on August 26, 2011 at 20:36

        Hey Carlos…have never been told that before BUT I love it! Much better than being told you sound like Richard Simmons…or was that look like?

        Sarah is awesome. I’m sure your wife will love to hear more of her story.

  3. Jessica K on August 28, 2011 at 09:20

    Richard, why only do success stories with weight loss? I started this Paleo thang for health reasons and the weight loss is just an added benefit. Some others might have had little or no weight to lose but have had dramatic health improvements.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 28, 2011 at 09:24

      For right now there are plenty of weight loss stories and they have the benefit of being both dramatic and objective. While I myself don’t doubt the health improvements, from the perspective of someone who knowns nothing of the how or why of Paleo, health improvements could easily be seen as far more subjective.

      But we’ll see.

    • rob on August 28, 2011 at 11:23

      Paleo did wonders for my goiter.

      • Lyle Lueterman on August 29, 2011 at 02:29

        Surely the best catch phrase ever.

  4. BabyGirl on August 28, 2011 at 19:40

    Richard, you ought to look into signing up at Federated Media. Make a few bucks for all your heard work.

  5. BabyGirl on August 28, 2011 at 19:40


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