Professor Stephen Miller joins us all the way from Nemea, Greece. For all of you history buffs, this will definitely quench your nerd thirst. This truly is a knowledgefest complete with nakedness, body oil, and a story about the inspiration of Indiana Jones. Find out how competition got it's start in early Greece and how it's influenced so many aspects of current culture.
- 4:00 "Dumb luck" is how Professor Miller describes his start in archaeology.
- 6:00 Equestrian events were part of the early athletic games.
- 8:20 John Welbourn is a Greek God...according to some.
- 9:30 Ancient Greek athletics and the emphasis on both mind AND body.
- 10:40 Developing the mental game.
- 12:00 Exploiting the talents of gifted athletes.
- 14:15 What were the supplements and diet like ancient athletes?
- 16:00 The four day cycle in preparation for an event and why it was banned.
- 18:00 Meat was a competitive advantage!
- 18:30 Competition for competition's sake.
- 20:00 Were athletes compensated in the long long ago?
- 24:30 A huge misconception about ancient athletic training.
- 26:00 Only free Greek men could compete - and a few ladies!
- 28:30 Ancient sports compared to present day Olympics.
- 30:00 Why did sports become so spectator driven?
- 35:00 What is the ancient Greek baseball card equivalent?
- 37:00 The uniform of Greek sportsman is...
- 39:00 Did athletes have jobs outside competition?
- 53:15 Was Dr. Miller the inspiration for Indiana Jones? 100%
- 64:05 Want to support the Nemean Games? Donate or compete!!!
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Hang with the crew next week for a hilarious episode discussing #22JackedStreet, why your kid is terrible in sports and consequently hates you, and which one of the PAHQ staff is dating-ish The Rock. Also- the guys argue over whose bones are more dense.