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Author: Chris Powell & Mathew Blades

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How many times have you crushed a workout or had a good laugh, cry, or meaningful conversation with a friend and said: I NEEDED THAT.

Hosted by Chris Powell (Host of ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss) and Mathew Blades (Award-Winning Radio Host & Motivational Speaker), I NEEDED THAT is a podcast with two mindful fathers engaging in lively and entertaining conversation aiming to make audiences laugh, learn, and lean into a life they deserve.
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Today’s show features a deep dive on how exercise battles anxiety and depression. Chris shares what happens in our brains and bodies when we choose to exercise. Chris shares how exercise doesn’t have to be a full-on workout, you can start with walking – it’s important to meet ourselves where we are at. Also in this episode: Mathew shares about some feelings that are coming up due to his decision to walk away from his career Chris and Mathew talk about the loneliness pandemic Mathew shares how much he loved the corn flakes chicken that Chris introduced him to (recipe below!) Chris and Mathew play Would You Rather Mathew introduces a round of Name That Tune Go to https://betterhelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsored Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast Connect with Chris Powell, get links to his new app (coming soon) as well as products & speaking info at www.ChrisPowell.com Connect with Mathew Blades, and bring him into speak at www.learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com Bring movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org Corn Flakes Chicken: 1️⃣ 1 lb Chicken thighs 2️⃣ Crushed corn flakes 3️⃣ Egg mix 4️⃣ Lawry’s Seasoning Salt Place in Air Fryer and cook on 400 degrees for 22-25 min (or until the chicken is fully cooked).  
Today’s show features a topic that is so important to us: COURAGE. Chris talks about the fact that fear and bravery are linked together. How we act when we are facing our fear determines so much of the outcome. We must learn to feel the fear and let it propel us forward. We must run towards the fear, even though we may want to be run in the opposite direction. Also in this episode: Chris and Mathew talk about most popular baby names during different years, they also talk about their names and their kid’s names Mathew introduces an -unpopular opinions- segment Mathew found an empty in the back of his son’s car, he tells us the story of what happened Chris and Mathew share a couple of drunken stories Chris and Mathew touch on the topic of addiction Mathew introduces a round of Name That Tune Go to https://betterhelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsored Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast Connect with Chris Powell, get links to his new app (coming soon) as well as products & speaking info at www.ChrisPowell.com Connect with Mathew Blades, and bring him into speak at www.learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com Bring movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org    
Today’s show features the topic of REJECTION. Mathew asks Chris: How many times have you been rejected and what big idea that you had was rejected? Chris shares stories of rejection throughout the years. We assume that nobody has been rejected, specially with the social media highlight reel - but we all experience it and we have to learn to pivot. Also in this episode: Chris talks about the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how it affects our lives Mathew and Chris discuss the difference between comparing ourselves to others and getting motivated by others Mathew and Chris go into the topic of failure Mathew shares what it’s been like to work with inmates Chris talks about his mission to help others and how this resulted into Move 1 Million Go to https://betterhelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsored Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast
Today’s show features a couple of relationship stories. Would you be willing to be in an open relationship? Are you conservative when it comes to relationships? How important is sex in a relationship? When is the right time to leave a relationship? Also in this episode: Chris explains what scapular retractions are Chris and Mathew talk about where they were at 20 years ago Did know Chris lived out of his car? Mathew shares similar struggles while he was on his radio journey Chris talks about the importance of self-love when it comes to transformation Mathew and Chris play: Name That Tune Go to https://betterhelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsored Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast Connect with Chris Powell, get links to his new app (coming soon) as well as products & speaking info at www.ChrisPowell.com Connect with Mathew Blades, and bring him into speak at www.learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com Bring movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org  
Today’s show features Chris giving us a masterclass on stress eating. Chris emphasizes that knowing ourselves and having awareness is KEY in order to have different behaviors and outcomes. Chris breaks down how stress can affect us and catapult us into emotional eating. Also in this episode: Chris and Mathew replay the My Hero moment from episode 8 Chris and Mathew talk about how much the word: BUT can affect us psychologically – Chris introduces a word swap that can make a difference Mathew talks about his positioning statement and ask Chris about his Chris asks Mathew what his first cassette/record was Mathew brings up SEX – how much sex are Americans having? Mathew and Chris talk about the importance of breathing and meditation Mathew and Chris play a fun round of Q&A Go to https://betterhelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsored Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast Connect with Chris Powell, get links to his new app (coming soon) as well as products & speaking info at www.ChrisPowell.com Connect with Mathew Blades, and bring him into speak at www.learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com Bring movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org  
Today’s show features Dr. Hurst – a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and creator of Healthspan MD. Chris and Dr. Hurst discuss weight loss via caloric deficits. Is this sustainable long term? Dr. Hurst shares his expertise and talks about everything that is having an effect in our health. Dr. Hurst also discusses insulin levels and blood pressure. We learned a lot from Dr. Hurst! Also in this episode: Chris talks about moving into his new house – transition after divorce Mathew and Chris play: Name That Tune Chris shares with us who his hero is Mathew and Chris play animal voices Go to https://betterhelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsored Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast Connect with Chris Powell, get links to his new app (coming soon) as well as products & speaking info at www.ChrisPowell.com Connect with Mathew Blades, and bring him into speak at www.learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com Bring movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org Connect with Dr. Hurst here: https://www.facebook.com/healthspanmd https://www.instagram.com/healthspanmd/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/healthspanmd/ https://www.youtube.com/c/RToddHurstMD  
Today’s show features a lot of stories that allow us to get to know Chris and Mathew better. From phrases they use, to pet peeves they have; this is a fun one! Mathew encourages us to make a list of the Top 5 Most Important People in our lives, learn what he has to say about this. Also in this episode: Chris talks about how popular he is in Slovakia Mathew and Chris discuss tipping, how much is enough? A new segment on the show called: The Next Move is introduced by Mathew Chris talks about self-awareness in addiction and the importance that it has in recovering/modifying our behaviors Mathew asks Chris what he thinks about Only Fans Chris talks about some of the injuries he’s had Mathew and Chris play: Name That Tune Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast Go to https://betterhelp.com/ineededthat for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help #sponsored Connect with Chris Powell, get links to his new app (coming soon) as well as products & speaking info at www.ChrisPowell.com Connect with Mathew Blades, and bring him into speak at www.learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com Bring movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org
Today’s show discusses the best time to do cardio. Chris unpacks this topic and gives us a masterclass on weight loss and metabolism. Learn some small hacks that can compound into big change when it comes to losing weight. Mathew is stoked to learn that fidgeting burns calories. Also in this episode: Chris shares about putting his kids on a plane for their first solo flight Chris and Mathew talk about some pros and cons of social media Mathew and Chris play: Name That Tune Mathew and Chris discuss about foods that get you in the mood Mathew and Chris play a fun round of would you rather Chris asks Mathew: “What’s a good age for your kids to start dating?” Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast Connect with Chris Powell, get links to his new app (coming soon) as well as products & speaking info at www.ChrisPowell.com Connect with Mathew Blades, and bring him into speak at www.learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com Bring movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org
Today’s show is a powerful one. It includes laughter, truth bombs, life hacks and inspirational words.  A great conversation where Chris and Mathew discuss the many layers affecting our transformation journey. Change takes time, we achieve big things one baby step at a time. How many times have you been dreading a workout, only to say: “I needed that!” once you were done? Also in this episode: Chris and Mathew discuss food sensitivities and the elimination diet Mathew and Chris play: Name That Tune Chris talks about the time he was on a dating show Mathew talks about the time he rode a bull (get ready to laugh!) Chris and Mathew talk about starting the journey of transformation and how it’s about keeping promises to yourself Chris double clicks on SMART goals, a conversation that started on episode #1 Chris and Mathew talk about how trauma and old conditioning may be in the way of our transformations and the ability to believe in ourselves Mathew what it means to be a transitional character in your lifetime How important is it to show up when you don’t feel like it? Chris unpacks this Chris talks about the impact of breaking our promises to ourselves and how this affects our journey Mathew and Chris play would you rather Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast Connect with Chris Powell, get links to his new app (coming soon) as well as products & speaking info at www.ChrisPowell.com Connect with Mathew Blades, and bring him into speak at www.learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com Bring movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org
Today’s show features an interview with Matt Docksey who is a flavor formulator. Matt dives into the importance of flavor when it comes to products aiming to change our behavior. How we experience flavor makes a huge impact in our consumption and Matt helps us break this down. We take a deep dive into flavor profiles as well as: Learn the flavor profiles of root beer and cola Mathew and Chris challenge Matt to a round of heardle When it comes to weight loss: Should you use your gut our use your number? Chris and Mathew play their first round of dumb debate The mind-muscle connection: Chris gives us a few tips on establishing this Chris talks about his non-profit Move 1 Million and how you can support it! Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast (We go live there each Wednesday) Connect with Chris Powell, get links to his new app (coming soon) as well as products & speaking info at www.ChrisPowell.com Connect with Mathew Blades, and bring him into speak at www.learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com Bring movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org
Today’s show features Lori Motola. Lori is a poet, ten-year meditation practitioner, energy worker and lifelong learner. She created the "Flow Write" method, a series of groups which helps us quiet the chatter, develop a greater understanding of self and others and increase our capacity to connect. We’ll talk about the power of writing as well as: Chris shares some updates from his new app Mathew asks Chris if he still has a relationship with some of the participants of Extreme Weight Loss Mathew introduces the concept of ‘being open’ and how he is working on this and open to trusting the flow of life Mathew and Chris play another round of “Would you rather” and get a good laugh out of it Chris and Mathew share their ghost encounters The comparison trap: comparing our page 1 to somebody else’s page 12 Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast (We go live there each Wednesday)' Connect with Lori here: connect@wewriteforchange.org Check out her work and website: www.wewriteforchange.org  Follow her on Instagram: @wewriteforchange   Connect with Chris Powell, get links to his new app (coming soon) as well as products & speaking info at www.ChrisPowell.com Connect with Mathew Blades, and bring him into speak at www.learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com Bring movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org
Today’s show features an interview with Dr. Holly Wyatt. Chris and her met on the hit show, Extreme Weight Loss. Dr. Holly’s research has helped dispel a lot of diet myths, one of them being: diet sodas cause weight gain.  We’ll take a deep dive into that myth as well as: The difference between a public and private WHY? Our first “Ask Chris” segment about being new to the gym Mathew and Chris play, “Would you rather” and neither one agrees with the other. Mathew shares a fatherhood story and gets vulnerable on a couple of things he is working on with his boys. Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast (We go live there each Wednesday)   Connect with Chris Powell, get links to his new app (coming soon) as well as products & speaking info at www.ChrisPowell.com   Connect with Mathew Blades, and bring him into speak at www.learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com   Bring movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org
Today’s show is episode one of our first season. The topic of this episode is: Blow Up What You’ve Built. You’ll learn from both Mathew and Chris about moments in their lives related to this topic. In this episode, you will also find: Chris shares a story related to his son’s birth and how he almost missed it due to the premiere of Extreme Weight Loss Mathews asks Chris: What’s the secret to staying chiseled? Chris talks about that one-time Howard Stern talked about Mathew A mini masterclass on setting SMART goals **Disclaimer, we are not doctors. Everything shared on this episode is not professional advice but shared experience. Thanks for checking out our podcast and please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram at @ineededthatpodcast (We go live there each Wednesday)   Connect with Chris Powell, get links to his new app (coming soon) as well as products & speaking info at www.ChrisPowell.com   Connect with Mathew Blades, and bring him into speak at www.learnfrompeoplewholivedit.com   Bring movement to your company or school with Move 1 Million www.m1m.org
Welcome to our show! In this trailer, Chris and Mathew share tidbits of what can be expected in future episodes of the I Needed That Podcast.  Get ready to get deep with topics such as mental health struggles and also laugh with the fun banter between our amazing hosts. Both Chris and Mathew are very passionate about helping people while they also continue to learn and grow.  If you're a perpetual student - this show is for you!  Our show will also include fun segments such as Chris and Mathew playing Heardle (name that tune) during some episodes. In this trailer, learn about how Mathew made JAYZ laugh that one time they were in the studio together.  Chris opens up about his anxiety and the struggles that he has with ruminating about the future. Does anybody else catastrophize?  In case you didn't know, both of our hosts are dads who also share some anecdotes on parenting. Ultimately, they agree on the fact that we are all just doing the best that we can while also trying to break generational cycles.  Mathew and Chris share that they will bring on some expert guests that we can all learn from. We will be able to have amazing takeaways, action items and ideas to reflect on. We care about you and we care about your well-being.  Thank you for being here with us! We are building this together. **Don't forget to subscribe to the show and follow us at @ineededthatpodcast
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Ask Chris

2022-12-2601:41

Did you know that you will be able to connect with Chris via the I Needed That podcast? Submit your questions and get real time feedback from him? Bringing the audience into the conversation is something that we are super excited to do!   Subscribe to the show and get ready for a new year with amazing content by Chris and Mathew.
If you just put things into perspective, you'll be able to see that you are STELLAR.  Get motivated for a new week with this small teaser by Chris and Mathew. How excited are you to get more content like this with the I Needed That podcast? Don't forget to subscribe so that you can get notified when our episodes start dropping!
Hosted by Chris Powell (from ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss) and Mathew Blades (Award-Winning Radio Host & Motivational Speaker), I NEEDED THAT is a podcast with two mindful fathers engaging in lively and entertaining conversation aiming to make audiences lean in, laugh, and learn.
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