My Interview With Dean Dwyer of Being Primal – Richard Nikoley: Unplugged and Uncensored-Part 1

A while back I was contacted by the wild & crazy Dean Dwyer who in a short time has really made a bit of a splash with his funny antics on video. Being a vegetarian for 20 years, taking up paleo / Primal, getting impressive results and now sharing what he’s learned with others seems a perfect fit.

He asked that I be a bit raw and raucous for the interview, i.e., in character, so I obliged by sipping on a bit of whiskey an uttering profane words now and then. So, you’ve been warned. Don’t watch it if that’s going to get your little pink panties in a bunch, don’t watch if you think sipping on whiskey during an interview is unseemly, don’t listen if you think I have a greater responsibility to your values than my own; et cetera, et cetera.

It was fun. I believe we went for 90 minutes and from that he has about an hour of footage which will come out in four parts. Here’s part 1 which runs around 14 minutes.


  1. Pauline on September 1, 2011 at 09:07

    Hi Richard, I loved this interview you looked relaxed and spontaneous and smiled a lot, great way of getting your views across. Some feedback, the sound between the two of you was at different levles, your sound was much louder, and your picture was lighter so not as clear and definied as your interviewer. I liked it so much I watched it twice. I enjoyed your story about your weight gain, and how it reached a tipping point, and the hormonal disregulation, showing a kinda moment when you realise how do I get this weight story sorted? We will all identify with that. Thanks for your honesty and there was great rapport there.

    • Richard Nikoley on September 1, 2011 at 12:38

      Thanks Pauline.

      Yes, aware of the audio issue. Of course, that’s on Dean’s end and I’m sure he’ll be aware of it for future interviews.

  2. Mallory on September 1, 2011 at 09:16

    twas awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Jim Arkus on September 1, 2011 at 18:57

    Loved this. You’re my hero.

  4. Al on September 1, 2011 at 23:33


    I haven’t been around in a bit due to obligations, but this was a great way to bring me back into the fold.

    If you don’t remember (or don’t care ;)), I was getting fat a 6 years old, without any changes, as far as I and Mom can remember. So yeah, I was the fat kid in the mid-70’s who everybody made fun of – thanks for bringing back those memories (sarcasm).

    After listening to this interview, my question to you is: did anything change when you transitioned from slow-fat gain to quick-fat gain? Were you eating more? Differently? Do you remember any other changes going along with the exponential increase (relatively, for you) in fat mass?

    Thanks buddy.


    • Richard Nikoley on September 3, 2011 at 13:19

      Hey Al

      Seriously it’s too long ago to really remember. I doubt too much changed, however, and we did eat a lot of real food, as well as fast food and the weekly (at least) pizza.

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