About

Hey, I'm Todd and:

Before all that, I got a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Degree from University of Illinois — Urbana-Champaign. I briefly thought that I wanted to go into academia, but ended up touring regularly with bands instead for a few years.

Since then, I've accidentally stumbled into a career in the fitness industry.

I made this site as a place to "learn out loud" about a lot of seemingly disparate topics.

On my podcast, I interview academics, musicians, entrepreneurs, coaches, and athletes, and I try to unpack their mental models. I always get something out of the conversations, and I hope that others do as well.

I also send out a weekly newsletter with anything I've written or recorded, as well as some of the articles, podcasts, and music I've been enjoying.

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Recommended Songs

Every week in my newsletter, I recommend a song that I've been listening to. An email newsletter isn't always the best way to listen to music, so — after being asked a few times — I started compiling the songs that I recommend in this Spotify playlist. Check it out and follow along:

Writing Elsewhere

I've written guest posts and columns in a lot of places, mostly focused on fitnesss, entrepreneurship, and music. Here's where you can find my writing elsewhere:

Columns
Training Articles
Business Articles
Interviews
Music Reviews

Podcast Appearances

I've been fortunate enough to be invited onto some podcasts as a guest. Here are some of those appearances: