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This 60-90 minute "live-to-tape" podcast features funny and candid interviews, comedy and the occasional angry rant. Ben Hobbs and co-host/writer/producer Dark Mark, regularly challenge the establishment as they examine the news and controversy of the week with wit, humor and irreverence. You can support the show by visiting

In this episode Ben plays for Dark Mark all of the interviews from Ironman 70.3 Galveston. Guests include Ritchie Cunningham, David Giardini, Jim Lubinski, Cody Beals, Angela Naeth, Sarah Piampiano, Helle Frederiksen, Lionel Sanders, Doug Sanders, Ben Powell, Brad Williams, Pedro Gomes, Matt Russell and more. Plus they discuss the logistical failures of Ironman and the course cutting controversy.

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:54pm CST

In this episode Ben and Dark Mark discuss their time at the Team RWB camp in Austin, TX. Ben interviewed a couple of veterans participating in the camp as well as a guide or pilot to a blind athlete. Next, Ben played his interview with Derek Yorek, a triathlete who led the Boston Marathon in the early miles. Next a patron of the show called in to say that this stunt was uncalled for. 

Tim Reed discussed all sorts of fun topics including the controversy at Challenge Dubai, the Triple Crown series, his disagreement with Jordan Rapp and more. 

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:24am CST

In this episode Rich Roll talks about his new cook book, the Plant Power Way. It’s not just a book for Vegans - it’s for everyone and anyone who wants to eat more fruits and vegetables. Ben tells Rich about his juice cleanse. Rich talked about the difficulty in leaving his law practice to pursue an alternative career. Ben and Rich talk about meditation, alcoholism, the distraction nature of social media. How did Rich ever get a book deal and how successful was Finding Ultra? Has he abandon triathlon? Will there be a competitive comeback? 

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Direct download: TRS32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm CST

For the appetizer, Ben plays clips from a quick Nick Diaz (MMA Fighter and triathlon enthusiast) interview conducted by Theo Goguely after an Xterra event. Then, Ben discusses the TRS-Slowtwitch beef and Dark Mark drops a masterful too terrible for twitter segment.

The pasta dish features Olympic Gold medalist, Jan Frodeno, talking about winning Oceanside 70.3, plans for Kona and his new sponsor, Bahrain Endurance. 

For the main course, our chef has prepared 2015 Ironman Asia Pacific Champion Jeff Symonds battered and fried in his recent big win in Melbourne and his June 6th marriage proposal deadline. Is there a rivalry brewing between Jeff and fellow Canadian, Brent McMahon? Tune in and find out. 

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 12:11am CST

In this interview the leaders of discuss equality in the sport of triathlon and why it's important for there to be equal slots for professional women and men at the Ironman World Championship. Why did Hillary resign from the women for triathlon board? What happened at that meeting in Boulder with Andrew Messick? Was it a mistake to turn down the 10 additional slots that were offered. How will this affect age group women and men? 


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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:33pm CST