| | PA Radio – Episode 263: Dr Laurie Santos

Author / John

1 Hour 11 Min Listen

Monkey See, Monkey Do

We have Dr. Laurie Santos on the show to talk about the behavioral similarities and differences that exist between humans and other primates. This is important stuff because we are learning a ton about how we collaborate socially, how we make irrational economical decisions, and Laurie’s favorite fascination…how we over imitate each other.

Holy shit. We are blindly doing what other people are doing which is fine if we are imitating intelligence or, say, good movement patterns, but is tragic if you think about all of the sub-optimal behaviors we are mimicking. Attention alpha males: You may want to stay tuned to learn why a little turf war is not worth losing all of your hair for two enlarged testicles.



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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


  1. Patrick Leavitt on June 19, 2018 at 4:40 am
  2. Ingo "Joey Swole" B on June 22, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Poor Dr. Laurie had no idea what she was getting into when engaging with PA Radio.

  3. brianw64 on July 9, 2018 at 9:19 am

    @john, @luke, @mcquilkin Thanks a bunch for sharing the stay classy love. I’ve been working on my first monthly box over the last week or so and it has been as awesome as advertised. Stay classy chicken breasts wrapped in stay classy bacon is on the dinner menu tonight!

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