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WORKSHED. Noun (Plural Worksheds) A shed where work is carried out. An occasional podcast hosted by Ian Lawton - Things and stuff about things and stuff... | Occasional guests are invited in the workshed, occasionally.

WORKSHED. Noun (Plural Worksheds) A shed where work is carried out. An occasional podcast hosted by Ian Lawton - Things and stuff about things and stuff... | Occasional guests are invited in the workshed, occasionally.




WORKSHED. Noun (Plural Worksheds) A shed where work is carried out. An occasional podcast hosted by Ian Lawton - Things and stuff about things and stuff... | Occasional guests are invited in the workshed, occasionally.






Episode 58 - How To Run 100 Miles with Coach Bill Stahl

First proper episode for the new “season”. The experiment continues using a small portable set up which includes a field recorder, a lapel mic, a splitter, the ubiquitous zoom app, and an iphone with unlimited data. No ads, no sponsors, no theme tune, no editing, just conversation. In fact, I havent even listened back and uploading as is. Thanks to @stahlor for being the guinea pig for this new set up! Bill is a hugely inspiring man. He has ran the Leadville 100 a total of 8 times and...


Episode 57 - The Road to Kerry Way Ultra, ADHD & Starting Again

No ads, no sponsors, no theme tune, no studio, no editing, no notes, outside and active. Like all great experiments, this is bound to fail. But, failure means you're trying. Will I regret this? Probably, but regardless, the podcast is back after another long hiatus. I'm clicking publish and never speaking of this again...


Episode 55 - David Clark | Standing in the Light

Woke to the news that my friend and mentor David Clark has died. I would not be where I am today without his inspiration and support. My heart breaks for his children. We are ALL Superman. Rest In Power my brother This podcast was recorded Thursday April 4th 2019 and originally released on Episode 40 To help with David's funeral expenses, Mishka Shubaly, Josh LaJaunie and Rich Roll have set up the below Gofundme page. If David brought you some light, please give what you can afford....


Episode 54 - Becoming Badass | From Sick to Fit with Josh LaJaunie

Host Ian Lawton connects with the legendary Josh LaJaunie on this episode of Workshed Podcast. Josh is a former morbidly obese Louisiana native turned plant fueled ultra-athlete. He is the author of two books, Sick to Fit and Use the Weight To Lose The Weight (both co-authored by former Workshed alumnus Howard Jacobson (see episode 50)) but more importantly he is a public speaker, who openly shares his transformation story and as a result has inspired people all over America to take a...


Episode 53 - Beyond the Marathon

Not a podcast... or is it?


Episode 52 - A Guided Meditation with Ian Lawton

Who the fuck do I think I am sharing a guided meditation? But we could all benefit from cultivating a sense of calm, particularly right now the world the way it is... That's all. Be well and stay safe.


Episode 51 - The Last Eight Miles | A Special Audiobook with Ian Lawton

Host Ian Lawton reads from his essay that was published in the latest issue of Moments Magazine. Moments is a publication of A Little Lifetime Foundation, a charitable organisation that offers services to bereaved parents. Ian is a regular attendee of the bereaved father's group hosted by A Little Lifetime. On his website, Ian has been raising funds for this organisation through his running. (It's weird writing this copy about myself in the third...


Episode 50 - Getting Out of Your Own Way | A Coaching Session with Howard Jacobson PhD

In this episode host, Ian Lawton shares the recording of a personal coaching session he had with none other than Howard Jacobson, PhD. Howard has co-authored some of the most influential books on evidence-based nutrition available today. Including Protienaholic with Dr Garth Davis, MD. & Whole with T. Colin Campbell, PhD. along with Sick to Fit with Josh LaJaunie. Howard is also the host of the Plant Yourself Podcast. For this episode, we witness him in his day job in behavioural science....


Episode 49 - Running for Love | Life After Loss with Keith Russell

In this episode host, Ian Lawton connects with Ultra Athlete Keith Russell. An intimate conversation between two bereaved fathers who have found solace and insight, in the simple act of running. Keith is currently in training for the infamous Marathon Des Sables considered to be the toughest footrace on earth. If you wish to support Keith in honouring his daughter Alanna visit: And, if you wish to support me in honouring my son...


Episode 48 - The Year of Ultra | The Don't Die(t) Update with Ian Lawton

Ian unscripted shiteing on about the past year... For all the things and stuff: Help me help:


Episode 47 - Food As Medicine | Owning Life with Earl Ray Martin

The stars at night! Are big and bright! Deep in the heart of Texas! Episode 47 and Earl Ray Martin shares his incredible story of recovery from multiple heart attacks resulting in triple bypass surgery to embracing a whole food plant based lifestyle to running long distance races including the Leadville Heavy Half as a former meat lovin' Texan in his mid sixties determined to live till 110! Phew! He's quite a guy and a wonderful conversation partner Connect with Ray...


Episode 46 - Scaling The Great Wall of Burt | Author Wayne Byrne on Burt Reynolds

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Episode 45 - Above Us Only Sky | Grieving Without God With Mary McGrath

Host Ian Lawton and author Mary McGrath discuss how one may experience grief without the trappings of religion. Mary is the author of Grieving Without Gods, contributes to Moments Magazine and volunteers at A Little Lifetime Foundation. Mary's blog: For more information and support for bereaved parents visit: Help me support A Little Lifetime here: For all the other things and...


Episode 44 - Honesty, Bereavement and Allowing Vulnerability with Peter Hanlon

Host Ian Lawton speaks with Peter Hanlon a Bereavement Therapist from A Little Lifetime Foundation in a podcast that was never intended to be a podcast. This episode is the rescued audio from an interview conducted for a documentary where the footage is unfortunately unusable. Ian and Peter speak openly and honestly about infant loss from the point of view of the father. If you are effected in any way by this episode, please do not hesitate to get in...


Episode 43 - Understanding Sajja & Conquering the Hungry Ghost with Vince Cullen

Host Ian Lawton connects with Buddhist Recovery Teacher Vince Cullen as they discuss Vince's colourful history in how he became connected to the world of Buddhism as a form of recovery from addiction. To connect with Vince: The Forgiveness Workbook mentioned on the show. To book one of his upcoming retreats please visit below: August 24th Dublin August 25th Cork Photo of Vince by: This episode is brought to you...


Episode 42 - Twelve Months Later | From Morbidly Obese to Marathon Runner

Freeform update from host Ian Lawton on his dramatic weight loss, one year later. A rough unproduced, unedited, off the cuff 30 minute catch up on the last year. (and why there hasn't been a podcast for the last two months.) 'pologies for the popping plosives... For all the things and stuff: Help me:


Episode 41 - Documenting the Big Change | Conquering Obesity and Leadville with Jason Cohen

Host Ian Lawton connects with Filmmaker, documentarian and ultra runner Jason Cohen to discuss documenting the incredible story of the human ability to adapt, change and endure. What is it with the compulsion of those who have lost extreme amounts of weight to run extreme distances? Connect with Jason: This episode is sponsored by:


Episode 40 - Zen and the Art of Endurance | Rebirth, Running & Recovery with David Clark

Host Ian Lawton connects with ultra athlete and bestselling author David Clark in a raw, open, emotionally charged conversation about conquering obesity and the essence of what it means to be human. For all the things and stuff: Help me support the work of A Little Lifetime Foundation here: To connect with David:


Episode 39 - The Conversational Pace | Running With Ultra Athlete Barry Drennan

In this episode host Ian Lawton sits down for a lengthy conversation with Barry Drennan the 2016 Winner of the Kerry Way Ultra. The insane 200km Ultra Run held every year in the beautiful south eastern peak of this island. Barry goes into detail in how he found his way into the sport of Ultra Running and in turn imparts some genuinely sound advice for anyone finding their feet as a runner in their advancing years. Please visit for Barry's enjoyable essay on his Kerry...