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Fdip206: TO: Steve Runner FROM: You

I read every one of your emails, although I’m sorry to admit that I can’t always respond.  I want to, I really do…were this production my full time job; email responding would be a welcome addition to my weekly task list; but like you: I have a family to feed, a career to attend to, a sick dog to worry about, my training to embark in, injury to overcome and this podcast that I feel called to produce (however scary that notion might sound).

So I’ll respond as best I can, right here on the show….and if you email me, or leave a comment at, the discussion forum or at  I’ll always read what you write; ALWAYS…and I’ll do my best to answer; even if only here on this goofy little podcast.

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“Lawyers Guns and Money” by Lance Larson


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Fdip205: A Radical Plan for Health Care

Health Care is a system of rules and services, offered to help individuals become and remain healthy.  Here in the United States, the term Health Care has caused a lot of stress and anger about how our government is going to provide these services and how much each of us will have to pay.  I’m here today, offering a different, more effective and certainly more personal solution to what’s been called the American Health Care Crisis…it might seem a bit revolutionary, possibly radical for me to suggest a plan that calls for us to become personally responsible for our own health by protecting ourselves from influenza, eating well and exercising at a certain level and duration each week.

We can chose to be healthy; it’s not a right protected under any governments constitution, but there is a moral obligation for us to live healthier lives so we can contribute in a positive way to the society in which we live.  This radical plan for health care is far less expensive than any program the government could offer, and it’s guaranteed to work: giving you a healthy body and consequently a happier life for the rest of your life.

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Ask Nike CEO and President what they’re doing to ensure that overseas workers are paid fair wages.
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“Big Strong Man” was by The Brobdingnagian Bards

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Fdip204: Team Sweat

 "There is a discrimination in this world and slavery and slaughter and starvation. Governments repress their people; and millions are trapped in poverty while the nation grows rich; and wealth is lavished on armaments everywhere. These are differing evils, but they are common works of man. They reflect the imperfection of human justice, the inadequacy of human compassion, our lack of sensibility toward the sufferings of our fellows.  But we can perhaps remember - even if only for a tirne - that those who live with us are our brothers; that they share with us the same short moment of life; that they seek - as we do - nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and happiness, winning what satisfaction and fulfillment they can.”

- Senator Robert F. Kennedy

Please listen to this special episode of Phedippidations, and ask your friends (runners and non-runners alike) to listen to this interview with Jim Keady from Team Sweat and Educating for Justice. 

If you never listen to another of my podcast episodes again, I’ll ask you to at least listen to this one with an open heart and mind. 

As a member of our Run Net Community, you have the power and responsibility to force Nike (and other companies who take advantage of the poor) to treat their workers with dignity and respect.  Help Jim Keady and become a member of Team Sweat: to direct and encourage Nike to “just do it” and pay fair wages to their workers. 

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Recommended Reading:

When Corporations Rule the World – by David C Korten

Confessions of an Economic HitMan – by John Perkins

Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development – by Joseph E. Stiglitz

Made in Indonesia: Indonesian Workers Since Suharto – by Dan La Botz

Let Nike CEO and President know how you feel about Nike Sweatshops.


PLEASE donate what you can to the 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt Team Sweat.

There is an immediate and urgent need for $3K so that Team Sweat can promote presentations and grass roots organizations at College and High School Campuses, as well as in Indonesia. Contribute online or send a check paid to the order of “Educating for Justice”. Mail to:

Educating for Justice
106 Meadow Point Lane
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

The song “Sweat” was by Darren Geffre 

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Fdip203: The Pose Running Method

The Pose Method of running incorporates some interesting concepts that may be worth your consideration.  It’s a biomechanical model that has you landing on your mid-foot with your supporting joints flexed at impact and hamstrings used to pull your foot from the ground, using gravity to move you forward.  It’s a method that takes a lot of practice, some say it can take years to perfect: but the promises are impressive: stronger, faster and injury free running.

Like any running technique, this is something you should look into more; and not rely on this podcast introduction as your sole exposure to the method.  Find the way to use your body to it’s fullest without moving in such a way that you’ll get injured and you’ll be closer to becoming the runner and good animal you were always meant to be.

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The song “Hole in the Sky” was by Black Lab

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