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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel35 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel35
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsfu View Post
    Does anyone else feel like the tone of the show is changing negatively? It's like the neighbor that does you a favor, but then comes back expecting you to do them an even bigger one. Rob Regish is getting an awful lot of exposure, and if anyone hasn't boughten the blueprint yet, they probably aren't going to. And now the cross promotion with Rob praising other products. Ugh.

    There was discussion some months ago about charging a subscription to listen to the show, and cut out the advertising. Now we have hard-sell advertising, and pay programming?

    I've been listening to the show since almost the beginning, and I thank Carl for all of his hard work over the years. I don't think the show will continue to be successful on it's current path.

    BTW, what other podcasts do you guys listen to?
    I have been listening to the show for over a year.
    The tone hasn't changed at all, and Rob Regish has provided a ton of insight outside of the blueprint. If you feel when he is on that its all about selling more copies of the blueprint, then we are listening to different shows.

    There is no free lunch - if you want SHR to be free then you have to be willing to have commercials and sponsors like Rob. I think they manage that balance quite well.

    Rob and Carl, I think the show is better than ever. The only thing I would change in a perfect world is to ask some of your sponsors to tone down some of the adds - the loud guitar riffs and some dude shouting about a prohormone that *****s AAS is a bit annoying. If it was a bit classier and less in your face it would make it much easier to listen though. Minor complaint tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterma

    I could agree with that. Ive bought many a product through Carls recommendations. Some have become staples. I was about to invest in the Age Force fat loss patch and THAT morning he had Steve on and damn was I put off. The guy made it blantantly obvious he was reading straight off a sheet when he was trying to phonetically read the names of Isoleucine and tryptophan. Not even being able to speak the names of main ingrediants (not to mention that given the way these guys are supposed to be "cutting edge" that these amino acids should be more familiar to him than his children) was enough for me to steer well clear of Age Force and turn the show off early for the first time.
    I believe the guy was an ex car salesman. Carl should have the actual R&D member on the show, not some executive who doesnt have a clue about his own products. Notice how Carl "pushes him along " through the entire interview?

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    So Hes not a science guy. I could understand why you feel that way.
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    I have been listening to the show for over a year now and I think it has provided me with a wealth of information. I think Carl is doing a lot of good for the health of his listeners on an individual basis as well as keeping us up to date on what is going on in the regulatory and medical services industry. Rob and Brooks are my favorite guests as well. The only shows I skip through are the ones where advertisers are interviewed for an hour at a time pimping their products. I don't mind the commercials.

    In recent weeks however I have heard Carl make several brief and elusive comments about this life threatening condition he has worked himself into caused by weight lifting, but I have not heard him come right out and make an announcement telling us what his condition is - if he did, then i missed it. I don't understand how he can keep his medical condition a quasi secret when he is on the air everyday telling all of us the benefits of weight lifting. This seems contradictory.

    Additionally in recent weeks I have heard numerous comments about how he hasn't been working out on a regular basis anymore and how he doesn't have time to do this or time to do that, but he mentioned he only spends an hour a day preparing for his two hour radio show. I guess what I want to ask is, is Carl losing his $hit?
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    Seriously, what makes you think Carl has an obligation to share every part of his life? If and when he wants to talk about something, I'm sure he will! Do you want to let everyone know every detail about your life?
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    I've got to agree with Daniel. On one hand you reverse Carl with what he's offered and what you've taken away from it and then spend the next paragraph basically bashing him and then go on to say is Carl losing his S%&T. But you listen and, you have received what you was a wealth of information...well, which is it? Look, I know Carl personally and have for years. If you are taking a "wealth" of information from the show, then why does his prep time, or even lack thereof, mean anything? What I see here is a poor attempt at bashing someone.
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    You both appear delusional.

    I am not holding myself out over the airwaves prophesying the benefits of weightlifting as Carl is, so no I don't share every detail of my life. Carl in his chosen path pushes the benefits of weightlifting and he certainly shares many minute and personal details of his personal life, so if he is going to start making statements about a "life threatening" condition he has brought on by the very activity he preaches about on a daily basis, he should either come clean with us like his does with his other personal issues, or keep these elusive facts to himself until he is either ready to talk or put it behind him, because right now I cant help but question this as disingenuous behavior. His show prep time means nothing to me, and I realize he has some family issues going on, but when I hear repeated complaints about how he hasn't been working out, and he is short in time, I was surprised when I heard him say prep time was 45 minutes per show. It's like going to church on Sunday and listening to the priest talk about all of the cardinal sins he commits during the week. It doesn't hurt to stop and ask if the the wheels are coming off the cart. Otherwise you're only doing yourself a disservice. In any case I wish Carl well. So you two need to get off of your defensive high horse and actually think about what I wrote and put two and two together.
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    I've never heard that he preps only 45 minutes per show. If so, it's working well! I am sure he spends a lot more time doing research so he can stay informed (and find / maintain contracts and relationships with advertisers, and find / schedule guests, and so on...).

    I think your post, Pocono, would have been received better if you had asked a question. Carl recently said that he has to be careful revealing whatever is happening to him and I take him at his word. Might you be satisfied if he simply said that whatever is happening with him does not change his exercise suggestions for the rest of us? He almost said as much by saying that his condition is inherited. He also said recently that he would talk more about his experience in the future, possibly after his full recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogrick2 View Post
    Carl recently said that he has to be careful revealing whatever is happening to him and I take him at his word. Might you be satisfied if he simply said that whatever is happening with him does not change his exercise suggestions for the rest of us? He almost said as much by saying that his condition is inherited. He also said recently that he would talk more about his experience in the future, possibly after his full recovery.
    I did not hear him make these comments. In my original post i stated "I have not heard him come right out and make an announcement telling us what his condition is - if he did, then i missed it." I threw that out there to be corrected if necessary because the only comments I heard him make were very elusive. If I heard him make those disclosures I would not have posted. I listen to the shows in their entirety except for the occasional 1 hour infomercials but somewhere i didn't pick it up. So I stand corrected on posting.

    Back to the original post topic - I don;t think the tone of the show has changed in the year I have been listening and I have gone back and listened to archives as well they all sound the same to me. And I don't mind the commercials. I have purchased from several or his sponsors all money well spent. If it became a listener funded show I would be okay with that. There is too much good info to miss out on.
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    I don't feel I'm delusional but, I did feel that your post was a personal attack. That's why I posted in the first place. I'm not on any defensive high horse. Carl is readily accessible. If the need to know is that big of a deal, simply message him and ask and he can, Carl, determine if he chooses to share any info with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwade View Post
    I don't feel I'm delusional but, I did feel that your post was a personal attack. That's why I posted in the first place. I'm not on any defensive high horse. Carl is readily accessible. If the need to know is that big of a deal, simply message him and ask and he can, Carl, determine if he chooses to share any info with you.
    I get the sense that you didn't comprehend my first post or follow up. Go ahead and re-read and feel free to get back to me with any questions.
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    You've long answered any questions I would have, trust me. When you're done talking out of both sides of your mouth, let everyone know. Simple, you were bashing Carl,end of report. I called you on it. From here, if you want the last word, it's yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsfu View Post
    Does anyone else feel like the tone of the show is changing negatively? It's like the neighbor that does you a favor, but then comes back expecting you to do them an even bigger one. Rob Regish is getting an awful lot of exposure, and if anyone hasn't boughten the blueprint yet, they probably aren't going to. And now the cross promotion with Rob praising other products. Ugh.

    There was discussion some months ago about charging a subscription to listen to the show, and cut out the advertising. Now we have hard-sell advertising, and pay programming?

    I've been listening to the show since almost the beginning, and I thank Carl for all of his hard work over the years. I don't think the show will continue to be successful on it's current path.

    BTW, what other podcasts do you guys listen to?
    I think you were essentially saying the Blueprint power hour is getting bit old, if so, I would agree. But Ive been listening to Carl almost from the start and I think he's pretty much covered everything having to do with physical culture...lol. Once you start to get low on ideas and such I mean what are you gonna do for a daily podcast?! Its nothing at all against Wade or Rob because I like those guys. But I think I understand where you were trying come from. Ive learned a great deal from Carl's show so I cant stand to even think that I am bashing the dude...so thats not what Im doing. Just my opinion.
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    I still enjoy the Power Hour very much. Quite frankly, I'm surprised by how often in the short lifetime of the Power Hour Rob has repeated an idea that I either forgot or did not hear completely. This is largely due to the way in which I usually listen (at work, attention not always dedicated to the podcast). I usually play the Power Hour episodes twice, as I do with Adel Moussa's, and I still miss and forget stuff!
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    Pocono, I couldn't help but tell you I totally agree with how you addressed your concerns. In addition you articulated all your points well. At no time did I feel you attacked Carl in any way! Some people just need to re read things but even then it won't matter. You can't shake a closed hand/fist.
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    The show seems to be running stagnant as of lately to some but in all honesty I don't get tired of hearing Brooks and Rob on the show, I would like to hear more of the likes of Vince Andrich, Mike Mahler and Matt Cahill on it again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanp81
    The show seems to be running stagnant as of lately to some but in all honesty I don't get tired of hearing Brooks and Rob on the show, I would like to hear more of the likes of Vince Andrich, Mike Mahler and Matt Cahill on it again...
    Agreed
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    I think it is hard to find a perfect balance of show content that everyone always likes. I am more science minded and love the new research interviews and Adel's time. I know the Blueprint Power Hours is very popular but I sometimes miss those. Overall there is not another radio show I have found that I enjoy more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenlay View Post
    I think it is hard to find a perfect balance of show content that everyone always likes. I am more science minded and love the new research interviews and Adel's time. I know the Blueprint Power Hours is very popular but I sometimes miss those. Overall there is not another radio show I have found that I enjoy more.
    Thanks so much man, I put everything I have into every Blueprint Power Hour and strive to give people something they can take away from EVERY show and put into practice THAT day. That's what I'd want, if I was listening.

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    Started listening to the show again, and I would like to revise my previously-stated opinion. The show comes across as much more positive now, and I think this meshes with the goal of reaching super-humanity.

    Thanks Carl and Alisa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsfu View Post
    Started listening to the show again, and I would like to revise my previously-stated opinion. The show comes across as much more positive now, and I think this meshes with the goal of reaching super-humanity.Thanks Carl and Alisa.
    I have to first apologize for not reading this thread thoroughly prior to this post. I think it can be said the SHR is an organic show. As such, the tone of the show and the freshness of it's content may ebb and flow. I was reading some of the 2012 posts and agree that it may have gotten a bit stale. I have hired two people to help with the content of the show. In the early years I was able to keep my ear to the ground for content. Today the show requires so much more attention in more administrative capacities and those are my hats to wear. I hired Ginny RoBards who is brilliant and diligent at focusing on scientific rigor and accuracy to help me find the topics that fit the mission of the show. I also hired Alex Leaf to handle additional guest and show topics as well as the Newsletter and his new role as News Director (I will explain more shortly). Elliott Turton is doing a lot of the production work that I had to do and then there's is Alisa who catches all the fall-through-the-crack items that slip from my hands.GCN - the syndication arm of the Alex Jones show Infowars - has just signed SHR. They are going to syndicate the show into as many of their 500+ affiliate markets as possible over the new couple years. Ted Anderson - owner of GCN - reached out to Alisa and I 2 month ago and said he LOVES the show and what we are doing and wants to add us the the Genesis Communications Network. He believes, as I do, that we can have an real impact on people's health. As a result of the syndication we have to have some new elements in the production of the show. One, namely, a 5 minute news segment at the top of the hour. So instead of the show starting right at 12:00 PM ET it will start at 12:06PM ET as the 5 minutes of news and one commercial break will precede. Alex and Elliott will be working together to produce a top notch news segment that should be very different from the mainstream news of other shows. Ours will not pander to the headlines of press releases but instead deliver the REAL info the mainstream is too timid or corrupt to announce.As I type this it occurs to me that I have done a terrible job at communicating to those of you (jsfu as well as all who read this) just what goes on here. And you've all been so loyal to the show for so long. I take all of your criticisms to heart and avoid being too intoxicated by the compliments. Sit tight because shortly the country will have a better grasp of just what being part of this Super Human Community really means!With complete humilityCarl
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    Quote Originally Posted by triceptor View Post
    I have to first apologize for not reading this thread thoroughly prior to this post. I think it can be said the SHR is an organic show. As such, the tone of the show and the freshness of it's content may ebb and flow. I was reading some of the 2012 posts and agree that it may have gotten a bit stale. I have hired two people to help with the content of the show. In the early years I was able to keep my ear to the ground for content. Today the show requires so much more attention in more administrative capacities and those are my hats to wear. I hired Ginny RoBards who is brilliant and diligent at focusing on scientific rigor and accuracy to help me find the topics that fit the mission of the show. I also hired Alex Leaf to handle additional guest and show topics as well as the Newsletter and his new role as News Director (I will explain more shortly). Elliott Turton is doing a lot of the production work that I had to do and then there's is Alisa who catches all the fall-through-the-crack items that slip from my hands.GCN - the syndication arm of the Alex Jones show Infowars - has just signed SHR. They are going to syndicate the show into as many of their 500+ affiliate markets as possible over the new couple years. Ted Anderson - owner of GCN - reached out to Alisa and I 2 month ago and said he LOVES the show and what we are doing and wants to add us the the Genesis Communications Network. He believes, as I do, that we can have an real impact on people's health. As a result of the syndication we have to have some new elements in the production of the show. One, namely, a 5 minute news segment at the top of the hour. So instead of the show starting right at 12:00 PM ET it will start at 12:06PM ET as the 5 minutes of news and one commercial break will precede. Alex and Elliott will be working together to produce a top notch news segment that should be very different from the mainstream news of other shows. Ours will not pander to the headlines of press releases but instead deliver the REAL info the mainstream is too timid or corrupt to announce.As I type this it occurs to me that I have done a terrible job at communicating to those of you (jsfu as well as all who read this) just what goes on here. And you've all been so loyal to the show for so long. I take all of your criticisms to heart and avoid being too intoxicated by the compliments. Sit tight because shortly the country will have a better grasp of just what being part of this Super Human Community really means!With complete humilityCarl
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