Love the show.
My favorite thing about the podcast is the direction toward exploration, learning and evolving our well-being and being-well. The understanding and realization that Max and his guests have... that they don’t know everything and that everyone responds differently...is refreshing and the essence of intelligence. There is a wide enough range of topics to keep it interesting but a core believe that better mental and physical health leads to an improved existence.
I couldn’t be more grateful for discovering Max and this podcast. He’s incredibly smart, well-spoken, and asks all the best questions. I immediately got to work on buying his book and binge-listening to his podcasts. As someone who has dementia and Alzheimer’s in my family history, I want to learn everything I can about it. Max is a goldmine of knowledge and brings on the best guests to help further inform his listeners. My favorite podcast by far! And it doesn’t hurt that’s he’s real easy on the eyes 😊. Subscribe! You won’t be disappointed!
I totally agree with you nursemadib! I may be in love with max as well— he’s got quite the fan club at this point. This podcast is crazy informative, entertaining, and he always asks relevant interesting questions that aren’t specific to him but always with the reader/greater audience in mind. It continues to blow my mind how much of a factor food plays in your overall health and well being and I appreciate the tips immensely! It would be great to learn more about how we can influence/improve our environment/ lifestyles like how potentially swapping out everyday staples (deodorant, detergent, soap, etc) for healthier alternatives makes a difference in your health?? Unclear but would love to know more about that side of the coin and what healthier alternatives exist! Thanks again Max so much love☺️
Smart, entertaining, useful!
Max is one of the greatest tools for me to convince the skeptics in my life that this idea of nutrition for brain development and helping various health ailments isn’t just “woo woo!” He merges entertaining guests, with real science and I appreciate all that he does in the fight in the current war on nutrition common sense that’s going on. Keep it up!
Pretty sure I am in love with Max... But really, he is informative, entertaining, and changing the meaning of health as we know it... Thank you Max!!!
Genuine and Positive.
Love this podcast. You can tell Max is a genuine person and really cares about making peoples lives better. I've learned so much beneficial infromation from this podcast that i've lost track. Thanks Max, keep it up!
Good - could improve
I really like Max’s podcast. He brings lots of interesting guests. The length is perfect, and topics are on point. Lots of the suggestions given are very applicable so it makes the podcast relatable.
I think Max could improve the structure. Not a deal breaker though. Perhaps you could have some more questions related to the topic for the guests and still maintain the conversational style. I feel like sometimes Max’s derails and lets the guest be the interviewee.
Keep your great work!
Just a suggestion...
Let me first say, I love Max! He has great information to share, but I wish the podcasts were more structured. I find I’ll be 15 min in and he’s still making small talk.
Is accidentally found this podcast and I’m so grateful! I learn something new every episode, and many health hacks are easily incorporated into my life. Thank you Max!
Relevant & Upbeat
I’m a long-time nutrition/ health/ biohacking fan. I follow many podcasts and Max has become one of my favorites. He interviews great guests and keeps things light and funny but doesn’t dodge the hard and controversial stuff either. Great balance. He’s a genius. :)
This is my favorite podcast.
I am writing this on my husbands phone but me and my husband walk and we listen to this podcast. It is so inspiring! I can really get sidetracked easily and listening to this podcast helps me so much to stay on track as much as I possible. Keep up the good work. We are listening.
I am obsessed with Max and his podcast! I truly enjoy the content. It’s engaging and easy to understand. My only complaint is that he only releases 1 podcast per week. 😢
I’ve learned a ton
I’m trying to get healthier, and this has been a great resource.
The Genius Life is Brilliant!
I'm a runner, fitness instructor and healthy foodie! I've learned so much from Max! His podcast is so informative that I can listen to the same episode several times, because it has so much new, good information that can really benefit everyone. He has a fun personality that keeps me engaged. His book "Genius Foods" is also amazing!
Every episode is a deep dive!
Max always brings such inspiring and smart individuals on the podcast. The titles don’t always capture my attention but I’ll play them anyways and come out knowing more. I never regret listening to an episode. He asks poignant questions, he’s intentional, and I am grateful for his integrity. I recommend to anyone who’s willing to listen 😉
Loved the episode with Vanessa!
I liked most episodes, with two very “active” girls, the one with Veeshoney resonated with me the most and was super enlightening. Max is knowledgeable to ask the right questions and I am looking forward to reading The Genius Life that just got delivered to my home! Following him on Instagram helps a lot too!
BC Survivor Always Worried About a Recurrence
I enjoyed listening to this. I try to eat Cancer fighting foods, but I need to eliminate the “bad food” (if you could call it food). This has reinvigorated my desire to do better.
Chemotherapy and radiation may have saved my life. I’m thinking, it did more harm than good. I needed to hear this 7 years ago. Doctors do not give nutritional advise.
Now I am going to look for tiger nuts.
Thankful for your podcast😊
Loved your show with Sarah talking about her experience with BII and explanting. She is one of the reasons I explanted last November and I’m super grateful. I feel there is a shift happening where more and more people are having honest discussions on the serious effects of breast implants, it’s about time. Way to use your platform Max!
Best Podcast Ever
I absolutely love The Genius Life and Max Lugavere!! He covers so many interesting and relatable topics. He has some really unique guests on his show and he’s a great interviewer, always asking intriguing questions. One of my favorite things about Max and this podcast is how he presents information in a really appealing way... he brings a coolness factor to health and wellness. He never comes off as preachy or a know-it-all like some health focused podcasts do. This is the only podcast that I’ve ever listened to the same episode more than once because it’s just that good. After listening to this podcast I feel inspired and stoked to incorporate what I’ve learned into my daily life. Thanks Max!!! Much love.
Thanks for giving me my parents back
Max, thank you for being you! This is my all time favorite book and podcast. It has changed my life in many ways and is now changing the lives of my parents. I asked them to just give it a chance and buy the book. They both purchased the audio book and loved it. Both have lost weight, are healthier, happier, and are more energetic and optimistic than ever before. These are the parents I knew from my childhood! I can’t tell you what that means to me. I recommend your book, podcast, and instagram to just about anyone who will listen. Please keep doing what you’re doing!
P.s. I live in the greater Cincinnati area and just met with Dr. Krikorian to gain some more insight and talk about health. I thought “why not?” What a smart guy! Wouldn’t have done that without your book.
Max IS a Genius
Thank you for sharing such valuable information. You are changing lives!
Thank you for sharing this important information.
One of the best
I’ve been listening to this podcast for about a year now and it is honestly not just one of my favs but I think the best podcast in health, and one I keep coming back to despite life’s distractions. Even though I don’t feel all the tips are workable in my personal lifestyle, I love Max’s authenticity. For example, he takes the time to acknowledge when something is overpriced & that they are people out there with perhaps more obstacles. He doesn’t come off as too wrapped up in his success and still seems to have a sense of connection to a more average lifestyles of, for example, “shift” workers, single mothers, etc. Moreover, his personality that shines through is somehow the right combination of hunky and dorky, ending up with an overall result of being completely endearing and someone I would definitely want to be friends with. Some of my favorite episodes are the interviews with Matt Nathanson, Sarah Anne Stewart and recently james swanwick.. really too many to list.
Allows guests to spread misinformation with no Fact checking
Just finished listening to you ADHD episode and I have to say as a person who has ADHD and proudly takes Adderall, properly not abusively as your guest did, this is a VERY dangerous episode. To cast shame on a group of people the way this podcast did is deplorable. I have spent the past 38 years trying to manage my ADHD without meds because of the stigma and misinformation people like your guest cast. Taking medication does not in anyway make a person less than or not healthy. In fact when not taken abusively as your guest did it calms the mind of a person with ADHD. Your guest was an admitted a user of this medication and also lied to her Doctor about her use. She had the experience she did because she created it not the medication. I take 5 mg which is half the average dose, I no longer get short with my children for being children, my home is no longer a disaster, I can pay a bill without being overwhelmed with anxiety, I can participate in a conversation without constantly interrupting or trailing off in my mind, most importantly I now am able to eat so much healthier because I’m not impulsively grabbing carb filled snacks all day long and can plan a meal without being completely overwhelmed. Your guest used her misguided notion of the ADHD community to promote herself and her business and you did not do your due diligence as and educator and content creator to make sure what she was saying was indeed correct. That is DANGEROUS and you owe it to the ADHD community make it right. To imply that every person who takes a medication is going to wind up with addiction as your guest did is deplorable. You don’t help people live their best lives for trying to shame them into buying what you have to sell.
Absolutely must-listening. Max, you have great guests and are skilled at letting them talk and asking “just right” questions as the interviews unfold. Not only do the Mind Pump guys offer solid advice but I appreciated their stories about how failing in the first parts of their careers led them to what they contribute now. Human to fail, of course, but admitting failure and then learning from it takes courage. Well done! Thanks for the interview and thanks to the Mind Pump guys for helping average folks learn how to make incremental changes for sustained health and fitness.
Hopeful, accessible and tasty!
I love how this podcast covers interesting and specific topics and gives evidence-based, actionable suggestions for how to eat better and feel better! Thank you, Max for shedding light on these important topics in an accessible way AND without dumbing them down.
My son has a book report and this is the first place I had him listen to, to gather additional info for his project. Thanks!!!
I could not imagine my life without this podcast anymore! I it has helped guide me as a health coach to help so many others! The guests are so brilliant and I have purchased so many awesome books this year to help further my education in my wellness journey. Thanks Max for giving light to all of us and please continue this journey!!!
The cat is meowing
I listen to these podcasts on a nightly basis for the past few weeks. 👍🏼
Surprising effects of alcohol
I am a junior in college and have just turned 21! This school year I very rarely ever consumed alcohol. I’m a collegiate volleyball player and I am also very health conscious. Upon turning 21 (and it being post volleyball season), I found more reasons to drink causally, whether it was going out with friends to a local bar or sipping on a glass, or two or three, of wine! I noticed a difference in my sleeping and it was terrible. I felt sluggish and tired and I wasn’t sleeping well. AT. ALL. I also noticed a difference in my digestive system. I think this podcast is very honest and truthful to the negative impacts of alcohol. L
Intelligent and engaging
Max tackles some really interesting topics in a intelligent and pithy manner. You get a lot from these podcasts in usually less than hour. Max asks smart questions and has some really good takes on health topics
Max’s podcast, besides being incredibly interesting and informative, has helped me stopped viewing food as something that was making me fat and start viewing it as something that was fueling my body. This has done wonders for my relationship with food, body image, and mental health. Plus now I’m eating better than I ever have in my life! Thank you Max!!
Love, love, love this show! Max brings on great guest that get down to the bare bones of health. Lots of fun topics!!
One of the best
I love that Max provides honest and reliable information. Truly one of the best podcasts out there for anyone interested in living a genius life!
Packed with information
Max is one of the best in health and wellness circle
BEST PODCAST in the health/fitness space
I listen to a lot of podcasts and YouTube interviews. A lot of people, when interviewing, interrupt their guests and take over the conversation, sometimes monopolizing the conversation, alienating their guest and disappointing their audience that is eager to learn from the guest/interviewee. Max is an exception. Max is incredibly insightful, friendly, funny, and so knowledgeable and science based. Even so, Max does a supreme job of letting the guests on his podcast speak, educate on their expertise and he asks incredible questions that spur the conversation on, both honoring his guest and providing maximum education and knowledge to radically improve the health, fitness and overall life of of his audience.
If you love to learn, appreciate humble hosts, love science based information and hearing from world class experts, appreciate and seek intelligent conversation that changes your life: this is the podcast for you.
This podcast will change your life.
Honest, Real and Educational
I grew up in a healthy, food-progressive community, but I knew that a few diet and lifestyle tweaks could iron out some of the issues I'd been experiencing with my overall wellness. I took a deep dive into modern nutrition research and Max Lugavere is my main guiding light. His book Genius Foods was nothing short of life changing for me, and my whole family! We’ve all read it or are reading it and we discuss its topics often. This podcast is a great companion to the book as it expands on issues that perhaps weren't mentioned and reminds me of points that have been useful to me. The podcast is well produced and the guests are top notch. As soon as a new episode comes out I’m eager to listen.
Love this podcast!
Max is covering very important topics that are not only helpful and beneficial to your health but also interesting! He explains the facts and does so in a way that keeps you engaged. I have learned so much from this podcast. Max is the best!!
Max Lugavere is such an honest and thoughtful host. His book Genius Foods forever changed my diet, and I love all the diverse guests he brings on the podcast — with one exception. I just listened to the episode with Matt Richtel and thought he was such a salesman for his new book without being genuinely helpful or even interesting. He kept starting to say cool stuff and then would be like “well I’m not going to spoil the book”. That made me not want to read it, because clearly there’s so little in his book that’s unique that he has to save it all and can’t be an informative podcast guest. I thought Max could have pushed him more to give specific examples and suggestions, and keep him on point. At the very least, I wish Max had edited out most of his sales talk, given that the episode was more than an hour of mostly that! But that’s mostly just constructive feedback—I think both Max and the podcast are wonderful and am very happy to have them and recommend them. Just skip Richter.
Best Podcast Ever!
I love this podcast! It is so helpful to living a good healthy genius life! Max did such a fabulous job with his book and is still helping to get us all the information we can to live a longer and better life!
WOW For the Genius Life!
I love a road trip
This podcast and the book Genius Foods are changing my life and the lives of people I love. I’ve gotten several people to listen and buy the book. The book is the gift I am giving because my friends and family deserve to live a Genius Life. Thank you, Max and Dr. Paul!
Max and the Gut Microbiome
Learned about Max through Interconnected: The Power to Heal From Within! Catching up on a lot of good learning and looking forward to more. Thanks for helping make my morning commute smoother!
Max is so knowledgeable and has a great variety of guests on his shows. I’m always excited for this to come out every week. I always walk away learning something - keep it up!
Interesting and educational pod
Max rocks and he makes learning about health fascinating and fun! I first heard of him when he was a guest on another podcast I listen to and I immediately started listening to his show and became a fan of his as well.
Keep it up, Max!
This is a perfect podcast of growth in every way. Your voice is perfect 😊 and meant to be spreading information to improve others lives and grow and heal in a world filled with so much negativity. Thank you
I have enjoyed every episode. I learn something new with each one that I can incorporate into my own lifestyle. I am inspired to research each topic further and have read many of the books his guests have written
I have been working my way through these podcasts after reading Genius Foods and I highly recommend Max to anyone willing to listen. His drive alone inspires me and I have become happier and healthier since discovering him. Thank you Max for what you do. ❤️
Max is bringing a very needed and important voice to the field of health and wellness. Insightful guests with a knowledgeable host. Very valuable podcast!!
The best podcast I’ve listened to
No kidding. A ton of fantastic, well-researched, topics with entertaining (and intelligent) guests. You can really that Max will put his own bias aside but still ask really informed questions. If you want to invest your time, rather than spend your time listening to podcasts, this one is for you.
Came across your channel from the zero app and I’m glad I found your podcast.