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We’re passionate about mutlisport events, such as triathlon, adventure racing, and mixed martial arts - anything that requires multiple skills to execute well. These events are time-consuming by nature, and today’s consumption culture suggests that we need to buy lots of gadgets in order to participate - many of which only take time away from actually doing what we love. Our goal is to minimize the “work” that’s necessary for play. Finding the strategies or products that serve our goals with our limited time. Our blog and podcast explore these topics, on a quest for maximizing fun and living a full life.

We’re passionate about mutlisport events, such as triathlon, adventure racing, and mixed martial arts - anything that requires multiple skills to execute well. These events are time-consuming by nature, and today’s consumption culture suggests that we need to buy lots of gadgets in order to participate - many of which only take time away from actually doing what we love. Our goal is to minimize the “work” that’s necessary for play. Finding the strategies or products that serve our goals with our limited time. Our blog and podcast explore these topics, on a quest for maximizing fun and living a full life.
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United States

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We’re passionate about mutlisport events, such as triathlon, adventure racing, and mixed martial arts - anything that requires multiple skills to execute well. These events are time-consuming by nature, and today’s consumption culture suggests that we need to buy lots of gadgets in order to participate - many of which only take time away from actually doing what we love. Our goal is to minimize the “work” that’s necessary for play. Finding the strategies or products that serve our goals with our limited time. Our blog and podcast explore these topics, on a quest for maximizing fun and living a full life.

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English

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Episodes

Ep 6 - Aesthetic Minimalism vs Functional Minimalism

9/12/2018
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This episode covers the big, hairy, nasty topic of aesthetic minimalism vs functional minimalism. In short, there’s a big trend for selling things that look very sleek and minimal, but in practice are actually much more complicated and difficult to live with. For example – that touch screen on your car’s dashboard has a lot of technology, but actually requires you to take your eyes off the road much more because you can’t feel any buttons with your fingers (it’s all on a flat screen). It...

Duration:00:29:12

Ep 5 - David Thompson

8/29/2018
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We interview former professional triathlete and nuclear engineer, David Thompson. David is a very honest and interesting person, who worked incredibly hard to make a living in the sport using a very minimal approach - keeping his costs as low as possible and always traveling on-the-cheap. He's now working on raising his family and getting back in to the military, after deciding that it was time to call it a day with triathlon. David is not on any social media, so if you want to catch up...

Duration:01:03:24

Ep 4 - Consumer Strategies

8/17/2018
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While we don't want to be mindless consumers, we all have to buy things from time to time. This episode touches on a more conscious strategy for purchases, focusing on a few keys - shopping for simplicity, reliability, and brands/products that specialize in the "it just works" factor. While it may seem obvious, not everybody thinks this way, and there are a lot of products that focus too much on whiz-bang features rather than the basic components of reliability. The reason for shopping...

Duration:00:27:12

Ep 3 - AJ Johnson

8/8/2018
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We interview AJ Johnson - triathlon coach, former professional triathlete, and magazine editor. He's a really interesting guy, and we had a great time catching up about our history as 'pro' triathletes and fierce publishing competitors. More importantly, AJ is competing in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii this year in honor of his very good friend who tragically passed away this year. It's a sad and compelling story, and I encourage you to follow AJ's journey via his...

Duration:01:54:38

Ep 2 - Chris Wiggins

8/1/2018
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We sit down with bicycle industry veteran, Chris Wiggins. Chris owns A1 Cyclery in Indianapolis, IN, and has a great deal of experience in all types of cycling, and many other outdoor sports such as adventure racing. We talked about the state of the cycling business, how it has changed, the problems it's encountering, and where we're heading. In addition, we touch on why he changed the business model of the store from a high-end racing focus to more utilitarian bikes that could benefit the...

Duration:00:59:29

Ep 1 - Introduction

7/30/2018
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Welcome to the Minimal Multisport Athlete! This introduction episode welcomes you to the show and talks about the purpose, basic format, and previews upcoming shows. We're all about maximizing fun and life balance for multisport athletes, without getting bogged down in a lot of work or consumption to support our play. In other words - applying the principles of minimalism to our sporting lie. We'll cover topics such as triathlon, cycling, adventure racing, general health, mixed martial...

Duration:00:13:05