Beyond Driven Radio

Hosted by David Johnston and Dave Smith

The fitness industry in general, and the bodybuilding world specifically, have experienced a revolution of sorts over the past decade. For better or worse, everything has changed, and seems destined to continue changing at an everfaster pace.

"Beyond Driven Radio", hosted by David Johnston and Dave Smith, is a weekly podcast delving into the philosophical, psychological and sociological underpinnings of the fitness industry, and those who choose to live this lifestyle. We focus on current hot topics widely debated in the industry, and how they tie to our motivations, as well as the choices that we as individuals make. From extreme drug use, to the fetishistic side of the sport; from the devaluing of the pro card, to the "everybody's a champion" mentality, and all things in between, all legitimate thought and intelligent analysis is welcomed at Beyond Driven Radio: Bodybuilding's First Stand.

Beyond Driven Radio, Beyond driven radio, episode 15

24 Dec 2018
Beyond Driven 15: IFBB Pro Victor Martinez sits down with David Johnston and takes an overview of his illustrious career. Victor shoots it straight and doesn’t hold back - yet retains his class and doesn’t sling dramatic mud. Featuring special guest Co-Host Scott Cohn, only on Beyond Driven Radio!...

Beyond Driven Radio, Episode 14

13 Feb 2018

Beyond Driven Radio: Justin Harris - the Art of the Do-Over Living the bodybuilding lifestyle requires a high degree of dedication. But what happens when you live that lifestyle for a long time...

Beyond Driven Radio, Episode 13

05 Feb 2018

Beyond Driven 13: Terrence Ruffin. The past few years, we've repeatedly heard how bodybuilding is "dying". And now, we're seeing numerous pro bodybuilders jump ship and opt for classic physique for the first time...

Beyond Driven Radio, Episode 12

17 Jan 2018

Beyond Driven Radio 12 : IFBB Brad Rowe. Too big. Too scary. Too meatheaded. We've heard all of the stereotypes for years, all adding up to the idea that, in Hollywood and the modeling worlds, excessive muscle is not desired – and of course, that bodybuilders are "too gross" for the general public...

Beyond Driven Radio, Episode 11

10 Jan 2018

Beyond Driven Radio 11 – Shelby Starnes. With a reputation for helping competitors achieve the best conditioning of their lives, Shelby Starnes'd track record as a top coach was established long ago...

Beyond Driven Radio, Episode 10

02 Jan 2018

Beyond Driven 10. Jon DeLaRosa. His father is a high-ranking competitive bodybuilder – he's married to Swann DeLaRosa, successful IFBB figure pro – together they own a supplement store...

Beyond Driven Radio, Episode 09

26 Dec 2017

Beyond Driven Bodybuilding Radio 9: IFBB Pro Chris DiDomenico. Hot off the heels of his overall victory at the 2017 NPC Nationals, newly-minted IFBB Pro Chris DiDomenico sits down with us to talk about how to secure a future in bodybuilding...

Beyond Driven Radio, Episode 08

05 Dec 2017

Beyond Driven Bodybuilding Radio: 8 Evan Centopani. Evan joins host David Johnston to discuss what the hell is going on with modern-day culture in the 21st century – the political landscape and effects of egalitarian culture; the value system of an Insta-famous society...

Beyond Driven Radio, Episode 07

28 Nov 2017

Beyond Driven Bodybuilding Radio: Episode 7. NPC Heavyweight bodybuilder Gary Turner joins us this week to talk about what it means to truly be a "grinder" – the work ethic, mentality, and motivations behind giving 100%, every minute of every day...

Beyond Driven Radio, Episode 06

13 Nov 2017

Beyond Driven Bodybuilding Radio : Episode 6 Jamie Pinder. Top ranked IFBB Women's Physique Pro, shares the ins and outs of being a premiere female athlete in the IFBB...