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A master-class in personal and professional development, ultra-athlete, wellness evangelist and bestselling author Rich Roll delves deep with the world's brightest and most thought provoking thought leaders to educate, inspire and empower you to unleash your best, most authentic self. More at: http://richroll.com

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“We have to foster a culture that is conducive to people learning and growing in the public sphere.”Rich RollWelcome to another edition of Roll On—my bi-weekly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions.Once again serving up co-host duties is Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins' Can't Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is also the author of One Breath, which chronicles the life and death of America's greatest freediver, and is currently hard at work on a novel.Some of the many topics explored in today's conversation include:An update on ultrarunner Tommy Rivs' battle with lymphoma;Endurance training first principles;Why building a Zone 2 base is critical;DHS failures & overreach;Cancel culture: the Harper's Letter & Bari Weiss;Gear review show & tell; andWins of the week: Kai Lenny & Valarie AllmanIn addition we answer the following listener questions:How to live with an angry & abusive alcoholic?The paralyzing perils of self-help addictionDaily habits to thriveWhat changes should be made to public education?Is it worth writing and sharing your story?How to effectively work with your spouse or partnerThank you to Jake from Kansas City, Jackson from Wyoming, Adam from Alberta, Canada, Jeremy in Sant Michael, Minnesota, and Henry in Los Angeles for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Page, or better yet leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.  The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsROKA Eyewear: Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. If you’re active like me and wear prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, ROKA combines the no-slip performance you’ve been waiting for with fashionable design. To save 20% on a new pair of killer sunglasses or prescription eyewear, visit roka.com/richroll.Express VPN: ExpressVPN defeats content restrictions and censorship to deliver unlimited access to video, music, social media, and more, from anywhere in the world. Express VPN is the VPN service rated #1 by TechRadar and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Protect your online activity today and find out how you can get 3 months FREE at expressvpn.com/richroll.Navitas Organics: Great people. Great products. Great planetary mission. A win for all. Only the highest-quality and most powerful plants, berries, roots, nuts and seeds the earth has to offer. Visit navitasorganics.com/richroll and you can get for 30% off your entire order of organic superfoods when you use the promo code RICHROLL.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% at checkout when you visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterAdam's Books: Can't Hurt Me | One BreathTommy Rivs: Instagram | GoFundMe | Run With Rivs | RageOn AuctionGoFundMe: Support the Navajo NationRunners World: The Running Community Rallies Around Tommy Rivers Puzey During His HospitalizationWashington Post: DHS complies intelligence reports on journalists who published leaked documentsUSA Today: Chaos at U.S. airports as new coronavirus screening beginsNo More Deaths, No Más Muertes: Military style raid: border patrol detains 30+ people receiving care at humanitarian aid stationHarper's Bazaar: A Letter on Justice and Open DebateThe Atlantic: A Deeply Provincial View of Free SpeechBari Weiss: Letter of Resignation From The New York TimesHBO: Weight of GoldNonprofit: Switch4GoodNPR: Lucinda Williams: Tiny Desk (Home) ConcertYoutube: Kai Lenny at Jaws | Red Bull Big Wave AwardsYoutube: Kai Lenny at Nazaré | Red Bull Big Wave AwardsGarmin: GPS WatchesCoros: GPS WatchesJaybird: Vista Earbuds (code RICHROLL20 for 20% off)Whoop: Recovery Tracker & App (code RICHROLL for 15% off)Form: Swim Goggles with DisplayRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #528: Roll On: Owning Your StoryRRP #525: Roll On: America's Overdue(R)EvolutionRRP #531: Roll On: Finding PurposeRRP #534: Roll On: How To Set & Achieve a GoalFor 1000s of delicious, customizable plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Leia Marasovich; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“When you don’t acknowledge that racism actually exists--that my experience may be different from yours because I’m black and you are white--then you are absolutely perpetuating racism.”Mirna ValerioWhen you hear the words “professional runner” what image pops into your head?Most likely it's some version of a skinny white male in tiny shorts.Let’s just say Mirna Valerio is here to smash that stereotype — and completely redefine what it means to be an accomplished endurance athlete.She's not White. She's not a dude. And she isn't skinny.She is a total badass of her own design.Back for a long-awaited sequel to RRP #340, Mirna is back to drop truth bombs left and right on all things body inclusion, identity, and diversity in the outdoors.For those new to Mirna, aka the force of nature affectionately known as The Mirnavator, she is one of the most inspirational athletes I have ever met — a true ambassador of sport on a mission to empower humans of all shapes, sizes, colors and genders to proudly embrace their bodies, expand their horizons, and own their personal truth.Today’s conversation picks up where we last left off, spanning her evolution into a full-time sponsored running professional to her work as as a diversity and inclusion educator.We talk about identity, and the way in which we see ourselves as the lens through which we interpret the world.We discuss the difference between body inclusion versus body positivity and acceptance.We talk about everyday racism in the outdoor world and industry--and the work required to assess and overcome our own internalized unconscious beliefs.And it's about defining your values and embodying them in your actions--day in and day out.Mirna’s joyful self-acceptance is both real and rare. It’s authentic and bold. And it's as infectious as it is inclusive. She is totally unapologetic, far from sheepish, and 100% herself.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I must confess: after almost 130 days in relative quarantine, melancholy has crept up on me. But there is something about Mirna’s gleeful demeanor that cheered me up.I think she will cheer you up as well. Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsOn Running: Born in the Swiss Alps, On Running is the world’s fastest-growing running brand. From their patented cushioning system to their gorgeous minimal design aesthetic, shoes & gear that performs and looks great too. Go to on-running.com/richroll to unlock the voucher, and pick your favorite shoe or apparel piece and run in it for a 30-day risk-free trial, no questions asked.Whoop: The world’s most powerful fitness tracker. Get smarter about how you sleep, recover, and train, so you can unlock your best self. Go to WHOOP.com and use the promo code “Richroll” at checkout to save 15% off WHOOP.Outerknown: Founded by pro-surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown creates high quality, sustainably produced, and great looking men’s and women’s clothes, ethically manufactured in the world’s cleanest solar-powered factory. When you’re ready to amp up your wardrobe with awesome sustainable duds, go to outerknown.com and enter my code RichRoll at checkout to get 25% off your full-price order.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESCheck out Mirna's book: A Beautiful Work In ProgressBackground, Context & ReferenceConnect with Mirna: Website | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramMirna's Online Class: Introduction to Identity, Social Justice, and Antiracism for the White CommunityVIDEO: REI Presents: The Mirnavator | REIRunner's World: How to Be an Ally to the Black Running CommunityGood Morning America: Ultra-athlete gears up for 100-mile raceNational Geographic: This Ultramarathon Runner is Redefining What an Athlete Looks LikeCNN: Plus-size runner leads the way for overweight athletesTODAY: Think you're not made for running? These runners say think again by Amanda LoudinHuffPost: Mirna Valerio Brings Her Community Along With Her On The Trail by Julia CravenWomen's Health: Trail Runner Mirna Valerio: Stop Trying To Keep Women From Running And Hiking Outdoors Women's Health: I’m Not Your Typical UltramarathonerRunner's World: Ultra: Is it possible to be fat and fit?Gear Junkie: Mirna Valerio Is a Skyrunning InspirationHuffPo: Mirna Valerio Brings Her Community Along With Her On The TrailRunner's World: Mirna Valerio Shares Her Advice on How to Own Your Run With ConfidenceTrail Running: Is trail running just for white dudes?Related Podcasts:RRP #340: Mirna Valerio Is A Beautiful Work In ProgressRRP #152: How Josh LaJaunie Lost 200 Pounds, Ran an Ultramarathon, Transformed His Life Wholesale & Inspired His Community to Embrace Healthy LivingRRP #491: Kelly McGonigal On The Joy of MovementThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.For 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“It's up to us to create a system that cancels the apocalypse and protects humanity and all life.”Margaret Klein Salamon, PhDIn the words of today's guest, "we are in a moment of acute collective suffering."I couldn't agree more.From our nation’s current civil rights struggles to a metastasizing global pandemic, the pain is real, exacerbated by acurrent political system that seems hardwired to exacerbate problems, yet rather inept at actually solving them.Fomenting a collective sense of existential dread is the dark beast of climate change, an accelerating background hum that can leave even the most optimistic among us feeling powerless. Because we are not nearing the edge of a cliff. We have already flung ourselves off.Hitting the brakes isn't enough. We need to jam the engine into reverse. We need an immediate call to action. We need a 'Manhattan Project' scale approach to reckon with the objective truth of our dire predicament.Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD is here to guide us. A Harvard graduate and self-dubbed “climate psychologist,” Margaret is the founder and executive director of The Climate Mobilization, a volunteer organization dedicated to initiating a transformation of the economy, politics, and society to respond to the climate emergency. She is also the author of  Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth, an emotional guide to processing our impending apocalypse, and the subject of today's exchange.Recorded remotely in early June, this is a conversation about our emotional response to climate change, and tools for contributing to the positive change required of us.It's about the intersectionality of the climate crisis--it’s ties to the pandemic as well as the protests.It’s about the inherent conflict between capitalism and environmentalism--and how we must de-couple corporate self-interest from the public good. And it’s about how to deal with weaponized media and the way in which we are being spoon-fed lies by conglomerated industry over-invested in maintaining the status quo.But more than anything, this is a discourse about effective altruism--and the actionable steps we can take now to backtrack from the global suicide we are nearing.It's normal to feel disheartened. Action seems futile. And 2020 has maxed out our collective bandwidth when it comes to crises and revolutions. But embracing the truth and finding a way to contribute to positive change is not only mandatory -- it’s a path to hope. To girding your life with more meaning, inclusion and empathy.This is one of my increasingly rare audio-only podcasts. You can find the is streaming wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Margaret’s ideologies have totally reframed how I perceive, address, and talk about the climate crisis. My hope is that her words offer you a perspective that is honest and hopeful.But more than anything, my hope is that it inspires you to do something.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsDaily Harvest: Thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted smoothies, bowls, soups and more — ready in five minutes or less. Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code richroll to get twenty-five dollars off your first box.Seed: Stewarding the future of how we will use bacteria to restore and sustain human and planetary health, Seed’s Daily Synbiotic combines 24 clinically-verified, naturally-occurring, probiotic strains with plant-based prebiotics. Head on over to seed.com/RICHROLL to learn more about their game-changing Daily Synbiotic.Theragun: With an OLED screen, personalized Theragun app, and the quiet and power you need, there is no substitute for the Theragun Gen 4, starting at only $199. Experience the percussive therapy device that’s unlike anything you’ve ever felt, risk-free for 30 days or your money back, at Theragun.com/RICHROLL.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Margaret: Twitter | Instagram | WebsiteThe Climate Mobilization: ResoucesBook: Leading the Public into Emergency ModeBook: Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate TruthMedium: The Transformative Power of Climate TruthMedium: Collected Essays by Margaret Klein SalamonVice: What Declaring a 'Climate Emergency' in the U.S. Would Actually Do by Geoff DembickiThe New York Times: A ‘Climate Emergency’ Was Declared in New York City. Will That Change Anything? by Anne BarnardThe Hill: Moving into emergency mode on climate change by Margaret Klein SalamonThe Cut: How a ‘Climate Psychologist’ Gets It DoneDonate: Extinction RebellionDonate: Sunrise MovementDonate: School StrikersDonate: Future CoalitionDonate: Climate Emergency FundRelated Podcasts:RRP #185: Sailesh Rao on Why Ahisma (Nonviolence) Is an Essential Response To Climate ChangeRRP #473: Rich Roll LIVE with IN-Q & Paul HawkenRRP #414: Zach Bush, MD on The Science & Spirituality of Human and Planetary TransformationThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.For 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“Big goals are achieved by tiny wins daily.”Rich RollWelcome to another edition of Roll On—my bi-weekly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions.Serving up hype-man duties is Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins' Can't Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is the author of One Breath, which chronicles the life and death of America's greatest freediver, and is currently hard at work on a novel.Today's conversation begins with a quick update on my forthcoming book Voicing Change and the subscription offering we are currently building.We then pivot to ruminations on goal setting based upon my personal experience and that of my many past guests.We talk about the latest coverage of the coronavirus, spikes across the country, the mask-authoritarianism debate, and the current constitutional crisis occurring in Portland.We honor the legacy of John Lewis, exploring his history and many accomplishments, including his pivotal role in the civil rights movement.We shoutout my friends Utkarsh Ambudkar and Darin Olien and their respective Netflix offerings: We Are Freestyle Love Supreme and Down to Earth--both mandatory quarantine viewing. We discuss the KFC-Beyond Chicken collaboration debut. And we send some love to legendary ultra runner Tommy Rivs — a beloved athlete and friend currently in the ICU (now in a coma since recording) suffering from undiagnosed COVID-like symptoms and severe respiratory distress. If you're able, please consider a donation to Tommy's GoFundMe to ameliorate medical expenses. A little goes a long way.And finally, we switch gears to answer a few questions submitted by audience members on our Facebook Group page and voicemail.How can we best ration our time between consumption and creation?What can we do to abate feelings of powerlessness and fatalism about the future of humanity and the planet?How do you maintain sanity while both working and being a parent and part-time teacher during this unique time in history? AndHow do you ease into running?The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Thank you to Patrick Dean, Bel Rumi, Joe from Pittsburgh, Bill Lawrence and Julie from Minnesota for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Page, or better yet leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626. I'm digging this new format. I hope you find it equal parts entertaining and informative.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsPublic Goods: One version of every essential in one place. Healthy, high quality, sustainable and affordable home goods, personal care products, and premium pantry staples. Everything is ethically sourced and free of harmful additives. The folks at Public Goods are generously giving listeners of the show $15 to spend on their first purchase — just go to publicgoods.com/RICHROLL or use code RICHROLL at checkout.Blinkist: Unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non-fiction books from self-help, to business, health, and history—all for one low price. Join me and 12 million others gleaning from the best and brightest. Try Blinkist FREE for 7 days AND save 25% off your new subscription at blinkist.com/richroll.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% at checkout when you visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterAdam's Books: Can't Hurt Me | One BreathSierra: The CAFO Industry's Impact on the Environment and Public HealthMedium: My Statement on the Passing of Rep. John Lewis by Barack ObamaNY Times: John Lewis, Towering Figure of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 80Esquire: The Authoritarian Operation in Portland Is Only a Dress RehearsalAP News: Oregon sues feds over Portland protests as unrest continuesSalt Lake Tribune: In separate rallies, Utahns protest mask mandate and demand in-person classesYouTube: Solving the Mask Shortage in Huntington BeachMedium: American Passports Are Worthless Now (Map)TrailRunner: Inspirational Trail Runner Tommy Rivs Fights For His LifeTommy Rivs: Instagram | GoFundMeRunners World: The Running Community Rallies Around Tommy Rivers Puzey During His HospitalizationHulu: We Are Freestyle Love SupremeNetflix: Down to EarthYouTube: MatisseCNN: KFC will sell plant-based fried chicken in these citiesRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #531: Roll On: Finding PurposeRRP #528: Roll On: Owning Your StoryRRP #525: Roll On: America's Overdue(R)EvolutionRRP #136: Ethan Brown of Beyond MeatRRP #474: Pat Brown of Impossible FoodsFor 1000s of delicious, customizable plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Leia Marasovich; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“Behavior first. Thoughts, feelings and perceptions follow.”Andrew HubermanYou can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Past the ripe age of 25, we are fully cooked; calcified in our ways. So dispense with the idea of learning a new language, skill, or thought pattern—it’s just not happening.But what if that idea is simply false?What if I told you that you actually have the power to change your brain and reprogram your perception, irrespective of age?This is the life’s work of today’s guest, Andrew Huberman, Ph.D.A neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, Andrew specializes in neuroplasticity--the brain's ability to reorganize and repair itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. He is the recipient of the McKnight Foundation Neuroscience Scholar Award, a Biomedical Scholar Award from the Pew Charitable Trusts and in 2017 Andrew received the ARVO Cogan Award for making major contributions to the fields of vision science and efforts to regenerate the visual system and cure blindness. In addition, his work in the Huberman Lab at Stanford has been featured on the pages of Science, Discover, Scientific American, Time, and the New York Times, not to mention countless peer-reviewed journals.First and foremost, this is a conversation about what it really takes to shift our thought patterns.A master class on all things neuroplasticity, Dr. Huberman walks us through the brain's inherent ability to modify itself based on experience and how we can advantageously leverage this process--through focus, mindfulness and restorative sleep--to not only learn new skills but also improve all essential aspects of well-being.We cover his research in self-motivation, and how we can hijack our dopamine systems and optimize stress to move forward in difficult situations. We discuss the inner workings of our nervous systems and how we can use our physical bodies—our diaphragms and visual systems—to access and optimize certain states of mind.And we also explore Dr. Huberman’s personal transformation. How he transcended family dysfunction and his days as a punk rock skater truant. And the most unlikely path he blazed to becoming the celebrated scientist he is today.But more than anything, this is a conversation about how to better self-regulate ourselves as animals.We are experiencing a cultural devolution in which society has become biochemically addicted to entrenched, all-or-nothing thinking and myopic perceptions of life. Simply put, emotions cloud our judgment. This discourse is a vital effort to better understand the powerful role cognitive bias and hormones like dopamine and adrenaline play in affirming our world views—and shutting us down to the opinions and experiences of others.Andrew teaches us that to shift the way that you function, changing your behavior is the first step. I just see it as the science backing my favorite mantra -- mood follows action.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.The Appetizer: People seemed to enjoy my previous brief check-in segments with Mishka Shubaly and Nadia Bolz-Weber so I thought I’d do it again. Today’s main course warm-up comes courtesy of my friend Utkarsh Ambudkar, the linguistically dexterous musician, actor and rapper longtime listeners will recall from RRP #373. The occasion is the release of We Are Freestyle Love Supreme--a must see documentary that chronicles a tribe of über-talented artists--including UTK and one Lin-Manuel Miranda--from humble beginnings to Broadway superstardom. I love this film. Check it immediately on Hulu (and no, this is not a sponsored thing).Final Note: If you're enjoying my bi-weekly 'ask me anything' themed-episodes and have a question you'd like answered on air you can drop it on our Facebook Group page or leave us a voicemail. Our brand-spanking-new 'Roll On' phone line is live at 424-235-4626. Hit us up!I am super impressed by Andrew, his story and the crucial work he is doing. And grateful for the practical tools graciously shared today.May this exchange serve to expand your perception, capabilities, and worldview.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm: The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. Right now, my listeners can get a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!Harrys: A superior shave at an affordable price. Right now, new customers can redeem their trial set which includes a 5-blade razor, weighted handle, foaming shave gel with aloe, and a travel cover. Go to harrys.com/ROLL to start saving and shaving today.Native: Safe, effective protection against odor & wetness. For both men & women, Native is deodorant that isn’t a chemistry experiment–no aluminum, parabens, phthalates or talc. All ingredients are non-toxic and it lasts all day. For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeo.com/roll and use promo code Roll during checkout!For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Andrew: Twitter | Instagram | WebsiteConnect with Utkarsh: Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | IMDbHulu: We Are Freestyle Love SupremeUtkarsh Music: SoundCloud | SpotifyScientific Publications: Huberman Lab ResearchNIH: Dr. Andrew Huberman on Virtual Reality ResearchStanford Medicine: Scientists find fear, courage switches in brainStanford Medicine: The fearful eye: Using virtual reality to hack frightScience Magazine: Regenerating optic pathways from the eye to the brainSEEKER: This Neurobiologist Swims With Great White Sharks to Study FearDiscover Magazine: See How They See: Researchers restore vision in mice for the first timeScientific American: Regrown Brain Cells Give Blind Mice a New ViewTime Magazine: In a Scientific First, Blind Mice Regain EyesightThe New York Times: Want a Better Workout? Just BreatheBook: Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life* by Jon Kabat-ZinnRelated Podcasts:RRP #401: James Clear On Why Habits Are The Compound Interest of Self-ImprovementRRP #461: The Craving Mind: Dr. Jud Brewer On Treating Addiction With MindfulnessRRP #460: Annaka Harris On ConsciousnessRRP #413: You Can’t Hurt David GogginsRRP #373: Utkarsh Ambudkar Is Breaking Hollywood StereotypesThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.For 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“If you’re ever going to start exercising, get your sleep schedule right, reduce stress or start eating healthy--now is the time to do it.”Michael Greger, MDA powerful primer on all matters pandemic pertinent, today Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM returns for his fourth appearance on the podcast to answer all your coronavirus queries and more.A graduate of Cornell University and Tufts University School of Medicine as well as a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is the nutrition science wizard behind NutritionFacts.org — the world’s most authoritative, non-profit, science-based public service destination for all things nutrition, health and disease prevention.His massively popular books, including How Not to Die, How Not To Diet, and their cookbook analogues, all became instant New York Times Best Sellers and crowned Dr. Greger a media darling, his excitable face popping up everywhere from The Dr. Oz Show to The Colbert Report.Less well known is the fact that, prior to his focus on nutrition, Dr. Greger had an entire career as an internationally-recognized expert on public health. A specialist in emerging infectious diseases, he's been sounding the pandemic alarm for over a decade.Back then, nobody was listening. Now they are. To wit, Dr. Greger's latest release, How To Survive A Pandemic, now available in audiobook and kindle with a paperback version hitting the shelves August 18, forms the basis of today's conversation.Today's exchange is hyper focused on the public and political health disaster that is the novel coronavirus. The even more deadly impending H7N9 bird flu. And the common thread between these and other zoonotic diseases: humanity's broken relationship with animals.In general terms, I seize the opportunity to ask Dr. Greger his expert opinion on all my (and perhaps your) lingering questions about what exactly is happening. Where it started. Where it's going. How we prevent future pandemics. And how we survive this one. In specific terms, we explore:What is the difference between COVID-19 and a typical flu?How exactly is it being transmitted?Why do some fall gravely ill while others experience only mild symptoms?What is herd immunity and what is it going to take to get there?How do we make sure our immune response is intact and healthy?What is the effectiveness of Vitamin D and Zinc supplementation?Why are there so many tests, which one should I take and when should I consider getting tested?Should I be disinfecting everything (like my groceries)?How dangerous are airplanes?How important is hand washing?What exactly is the utility of masks and does it matter what kind of mask I wear? andWhat are the most effective things we should focus on for prevention?And perhaps the most fundamental question of all, how can we stop the emergence of pandemics in the first place?The answer begins with the dismantling of our industrialized factory farming infrastructure.Not only are America’s factory farms vile for the animals and the workers that slaughter them, but they are essentially breeding grounds for future pandemics. This is a call for the eradication of these systems--a moral imperative if we want to preserve not only our environment but the long-term viability of our species.This is an important, alarming, and downright terrifying moment of truth. So pay attention.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you're new to the show and interested in exploring Dr. Greger's work in nutrition, jump back to RRP #7, #199, and #522.Final Note: If you're enjoying my bi-weekly 'ask me anything' themed-episodes and have a question you'd like answered on air you can drop it on our Facebook Group page or leave us a voicemail. Our brand-spanking new 'Roll On' phone line is live at 424-235-4626. Hit us up!It’s scary out there folks, but Dr. G, ever the enthusiastic optimist, remains hopeful. That gives me hope. And hopefully gives you a little. hope too.In the meantime, be kind.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsWhoop: The world’s most powerful fitness tracker. Get smarter about how you sleep, recover, and train, so you can unlock your best self. Go to WHOOP.com and use the promo code “Richroll” at checkout to save 15% off a WHOOP membershipFour Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious mushroom brews and elixirs made with only the highest quality adaptogens and easy to take on the go. To try ‘em out visit foursigmatic.com/roll and use the discount code ROLL to get 15% off ALL PURCHASES.On Running: Born in the Swiss Alps, On Running is the world’s fastest-growing running brand. From their patented cushioning system to their gorgeous minimal design aesthetic, shoes & gear that performs and looks great too. Go to on-running.com/richroll, pick your favorite shoe or apparel piece and run in it for a 30-day risk-free trial, no questions asked.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect With Michael: Twitter| Facebook | InstagramNutrition Facts: NutritionFacts.orgBook: How To Survive A Pandemic*Book: How Not To Diet*Book: How Not To Die*Book: How Not To Diet Cookbook*Sydney Herald: In a 'corrupted' diet industry, a doctor finds the best tips are freePlant-Based News: Dr. Greger Reveals 'Silver Lining' Of Coronavirus PandemicLive Kindly: Dr. Greger Has Been Warning About Pandemics For A DecadeCIDRAP: Center For Infectious Disease Research and PolicySTAT NEWS: Coronavirus CoverageNewsweek: Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Join Forces on Bill to Ban Most Factory Farming by 2040Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus (COVID-19)YouTube: Dr. Gupta explains new swine flu with 'pandemic potential' discovered in ChinaRelated Podcasts:RRP #517: David Katz, MD: The Choreography of Contagion InterdictionRRP #007: Michael Greger, MD on Omega-3’s Protein & Plantpowered PerformanceRRP #199: Michael Greger, MD on How Not To DieRRP #522: How Not To Diet With Michael Greger, MDThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.For 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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Roll On: Finding Purpose

Roll On: Finding Purpose

2020-07-0901:55:38

“Your life immediately becomes more meaningful when you are of service to others.”Rich RollWelcome to the third installment of Roll On—my bi-weekly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions.Serving up co-host duties is Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist is perhaps best known as David Goggins' Can't Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, Men’s Health and many others; and he is the author of One Breath, which chronicles the life and death of Nick Mevoli, America's greatest freediver.Today's conversation begins with a few exciting announcements: an update on a new book I'm close to completing and a premium subscription offering I am currently contemplating.We then pivot to ruminations on a few noteworthy current events. Adam and I share thoughts on everything from writer’s block and cancel culture to the conspiratorial bent that is shifting the character of certain swaths of the wellness community.We talk Kanye, including my experience attending his Sunday Service.We explore the manner in which people become manipulated by the vicissitudes of the YouTube algorithm—and why we should all be on high alert when it comes to the quality of our media diet.And we each share a few tidbits of good news.We then switch gears to answer a handful of questions submitted by audience members on our Facebook Group page:How do you find purpose?What are the secrets to maintaining goals?How can we be more mindful? What is the nature of cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias?The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Finally, I would love your feedback to help inform my thinking on a premium subscription offering (don't worry the podcast will always be free). Let me know your thoughts in the survey pinned to the top of our Facebook Group Page, where you can also submit questions for future episodes. We're also going to create a voicemail for future questions to be read on air.I'm having fun with this new format. I hope you find it equal parts entertaining and informative. In the words of Guru Singh, right now more than ever we all need less emotion and more devotion.I challenge you to embody this.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsROKA Eyewear: Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. If you’re active like me and wear prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, ROKA combines the no-slip performance you’ve been waiting for with fashionable design. To save 20% on a new pair of killer sunglasses or prescription eyewear, visit roka.com/richroll.Navitas Organics: Great people. Great products. Great planetary mission. A win for all. Only the highest-quality and most powerful plants, berries, roots, nuts and seeds the earth has to offer. Visit navitasorganics.com/richroll and you can get for 30% off your entire order of organic superfoods when you use the promo code RICHROLL.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% at checkout when you visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterBook: Can't Hurt Me Book: One BreathSierra: The CAFO Industry's Impact on the Environment and Public HealthThe Beet: Doug Evans on The Health Benefits of SproutingNew York Times: Rabbit HoleNetflix: Queer EyeJoe Rogan: Bernie SandersBrené Brown: Twitter PostNew York Times: With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90New York Times: Artists and Writers Warn of an ‘Intolerant Climate.’ Reaction Is Swift.Real Time With Bill Maher: The Guardians of Gotcha Related Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #528: Roll On: Owning Your StoryRRP #525: Roll On: America's Overdue(R)EvolutionRRP #524: Doug Evans on Food Inequality, The Power of Sprouts & Lessons Learned From FailureFor 1000s of delicious, customizable plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Leia Marasovich; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“Seeing what human compassion could do to an animal gave me a new awareness that I had never understood before, that human actions directly affect the animals that we coexist with.”Harley Quinn SmithOver the last several episodes, I’ve endeavored to shoulder healthy and thoughtful conversations about what matters most right now — the pandemic, racial injustice, systemic racism, police brutality and food injustice.Today we shift from that somber gear for an interlude of reprieve.Enter entertainment’s ultimate plant-based father-daughter duo: Kevin Smith and Harley Quinn Smith.For the few unfamiliar among us, Kevin is an indie film making legend, actor, comedian, comic book writer, author and early podcast pioneer — a voice I credit as a huge influence on my personal career behind a microphone.In 1994, Kevin burst into prominence with his hyper low-budget comedy Clerks, a film he wrote, directed, co-produced, and filmed in the convenience store where he worked. Premiering at Sundance, it was fêted with the festival’s highest award before going on to become an indie cult classic.In addition to countless appearances in both movies and television, Kevin has created a litany of films, affectionately and collectively referred to by his many rabid fans as the View Askewiverse, a nod to Kevin’s production shingle, View Askew Productions.Returning to his roots (did he ever leave?), Kevin toured his latest film, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (featuring names like Chris Hemsworth and Ben Affleck) to roadshow box office success, promoting it with pre-pandemic live events in over 60 cities across North America.An iconic and beloved character amongst indie film fans and comic book nerds, Kevin has always been immediately recognizable and famous for his hockey jerseys, backward hat and well, his weight.  But in February of 2018, Kevin had a near-fatal heart attack.A lifestyle change was needed. Desperately. Enter Harley.An actress, animal rights activist and bass player for the bubblegum punk band, The Tenth, Harley suggested —some might say coerced—Kevin to adopt her plant-based ways. Kevin obliged. In short, he dropped 50 pounds and kept the weight off. His blood work normalized. And the rest is history.Together they recently launched Vegan Abattoir—a daddy daughter podcast affair that provides plant-based answers to the vegan-curious questions they get from a meat-eating and dairy-drinking audience. Dare you enter? If so you can catch yours truly in episode 2.Picking up where I left off with Kevin in last year’s barnburner 2.5 hour Vulcan mind meld (RRP #433), Today’s discussion centers primarily on veganism and animal rights. What led Harley to adopt this lifestyle, the way it has transformed her life, and that of her Dad. It’s about the many projects these two have up their sleeve, from restaurants to non-profits, to upcoming films.It’s a peek into the life of a Hollywood family, and the complicated dynamics of the movie biz and stardom — including a touching remembrance of Stan Lee and the story behind Harley landing a Manson girl part in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.The gleeful banter between Harley and Kevin is infectious. And while this conversation is light, I promise there is much to be gleaned — especially if you are new to the vegan world or perhaps contemplating a more-plant based approach to your plate and life.I’ve interviewed a lot of people. Few are as skilled as Kevin in the art of conversation. And Harley just made it all so much better. Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. So invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll and claim your special offer today: 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase.Birch Living: The best, most affordable, organic, and sustainable mattresses on the market with a 100 night risk-free trial. 1% of each purchase is donated to the National Forest Foundation and Birch purchases carbon offsets for each mattress sold. For $200 off ALL mattress orders, visit BirchLiving.com/RichRollOuterknown: Founded by pro-surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown creates high quality, sustainably produced, and great looking men’s and women’s clothes, ethically manufactured in the world’s cleanest solar-powered factory. When you’re ready to amp up your wardrobe with awesome sustainable duds, go to outerknown.com and enter my code RichRoll at checkout to get 25% off your full-price order.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect with Kevin: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | IMDbConnect with Harley Quinn: | Instagram | IMDb TODAY: Kevin Smith feels ‘wonderful’ after losing 58 pounds following heart attackThe Daily Beast: Kevin Smith on Surviving a Heart Attack: ‘It’s Like I Got to Attend My Own Wake’IMDb: A Guide to the Films of Kevin Smith | DIRECTOR’S TRADEMARKSThe Hollywood Reporter: How I'm Living Now: Kevin Smith, Writer, Director, PodcasterMercy For Animals: Exclusive Interview With Kevin Smith + Harley Quinn SmithVegNews: Harley Quinn Smith Wants The World To Go Vegan And Here's WhyThe Beet: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Star on Why She Went VeganIrish News: Kevin Smith: After my heart attack the movie took on a different dimensionHaute Living: Meet The Breakout Star Of “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”—Harley Quinn SmithNon-profit: No Us Without YouYouTube: The Tenth BandDeadline: Kevin Smith Launches Mooby’s Delivery Pop Up To Benefit No Us Without You COVID-19 CharityRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #433: Kevin Smith on The Heart Attack That Saved His Life & The Art of Prolific CreativityRRP #212: Our Broken Plate: Disrupting Nutritional Science, Intermittent Fasting & How He Helped Penn Jillette Lose Over 100 PoundsRRP #367: Fasting For Longevity With Valter Longo, Ph.D.HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Davy Greenberg; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 “You’re not going to be liked by everybody but if someone’s going to hate you – let them hate you for doing the right thing.”John LewisToday I reconnect with my friends John Salley & John Lewis to discuss the black experience, race in America, food injustice, and where we go from here.A legit living legend, John Salley is the first basketball player in history to win four NBA championships with three different teams -- the Pistons, Bulls & Lakers -- in three different decades. Since retiring in 2000, John has been a consistent media presence across television, radio, film and new media -- appearing on countless programs as a host, commentator and creator.A long-time vegan, Salley is also a passionate animal rights and healthy nutrition advocate (which we discussed in RRP 180). In addition, he’s an absolutely relentless entrepreneur, involved in a myriad of enterprises from vegan wine to cannabis. John's latest venture is Cafe Organix, a new plant-based restaurant he launched to help eradicate the food deserts that plague the Black and Brown communities of San Bernardino, California.A prominent, ultra-positive voice in the vegan movement, John Lewis -- aka The Badass Vegan -- is a public speaker, personal trainer, and entrepreneur who can now add filmmaker to the resume. In partnership with mutual friend Keegan Kuhn (RRP 91, 176, 278, & 397), the co-director behind Cowspiracy, What The Health, and Running For Good, John is inching towards completion of They’re Trying To Kill Us -- a powerful upcoming documentary that examines the impact of food & health injustice on disenfranchised African American communities (a subject I first explored with John in RRP 260).Busting traditional vegan stereotypes with a unique ability positively impact a wide diversity of people, John's story and broad smile has appeared on multiple television shows and in such publications as Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Thrive, Origin, Maxim, and even Sports Illustrated.Today we break bread. Black Lives Matter. Police misconduct. The pernicious nature of systemic racism. How religious institutions embed white supremacy.We also discuss the importance of black leadership and entrepreneurship. And we close with thoughts on food injustice -- how our broken food system negatively and disproportionately impacts communities of color.But most of all, this is a conversation about what is necessary to make things right. What black and brown communities need from white allies. And the ways in which we can grow, change, and do better -- together.Note: Check out the recently released and incredibly compelling trailer for They're Trying To Kill Us. Then visit the film's Indiegogo campaign to learn how you can support the film.Language Advisory: This one is packed with expletives, so pop on the earbuds if you got kiddos in the backseat.Finally, I suspect this will be an uncomfortable conversation for some; maybe for many. I invite you to listen or watch with an open mind and heart. Notwithstanding, these guys are a total blast. I love them both. I'm grateful for their friendship -- and their honesty.The visually inclined can watch our conversation on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  Strap in.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsTen Thousand: The World’s Most Durable Training Shorts. Built for Your Needs. Designed for Performance. Every order gets FREE shipping, FREE exchanges and FREE returns. Save 20% OFF your first purchaseat tenthousand.cc with promo code “RICHROLL”.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% at checkout when you visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.Whoop: The world’s most powerful fitness tracker. Get smarter about how you sleep, recover, and train, so you can unlock your best self. Go to WHOOP.com and use the promo code “Richroll” at checkout to save 15% off a WHOOP membership.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect with John Salley: Website | Facebook | Instagram | TwitterConnect with John Lewis: Website | Facebook | Instagram | TwitterTrailer: They're Trying To Kill UsIndiegogo: They're Trying To Kill UsLA Times: Former NBA star John Salley touts the vegan lifeCafe Organix: Website | InstagramVegOut: John Salley's New Vegan Restaurant Opens In San BernardinoThe Source: Filmmaker John Lewis Tackles Food & Health Injustice Against African AmericansPlant Based News: Bad Ass Vegan Stars In New Film 'They’re Trying To Kill Us' About Racism And Food JusticeAfroPunk: ‘They're Trying To Kill Us': The Links Between Racism, Diet and DiseaseThe Beet: Upcoming Documentary They’re Trying to Kill Us Focuses on Food InjusticeVegNews: New Vegan Film 'They're Trying To Kill Us' Examines Intersection. of Diet, Poverty, and Systemic RacismThe Reporter: Danette Mitchell: The ‘white Jesus’ controversyThe Jerusalem Post: Archbishop of Canterbury: Church must reconsider image of Jesus as whiteAllyship ResourcesGoogle Doc: Anti-Racist Resource GuideGoogle Doc: Anti-Racism Resources for White PeopleNew Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community PolicingEqual Justice Initiative: Tragic Death of George Floyd Reveals Continuing Problem of Police ViolenceTED: How we can make racism a solvable problem — and improve policingCampaign Zero: joincampaignzero.org8 Can’t Wait: 8cantwait.orgGoFundMe: George Floyd Memorial FundChange.org: Justice for Breonna TaylorGoFundMe: George Floyd Memorial FundBlack Lives Matter: ResourcesReclaim The Block: reclaimtheblock.orgThe Marshall Project: themarshallproject.orgThe Bail Project: bailproject.orgBail Funds: List of Bail Funds for ProtestorsNAACP: Legal Defense and Education FundRun With Maud: runwithmaud.comCrooked Media: Vote Save AmericaThe Atlantic: The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nahisi CoatesNY Times: The 1619 ProjectNY Times: 1619 PodcastBad Form Review: Racism Reading ListSojourners: For Our White Friends Desiring To Be AlliesThe Ezra Klein Show: Why Ta-Nahesi Coates Is HopefulNetflix: Black Lives Matter CollectionRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #180: John Salley — The NBA Champion on Going Vegan For Athletic Performance, Longevity, & The EnvironmentRRP #260: John Lewis is The Badass Vegan — Upending Stereotypes & The Impact of Positive Mindset on DestinyRRP #243: Coach George Raveling on Breaking Civil Rights BarriersRRP #526: This Is America - Byron Davis & Phil Allen, Jr.HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
ROLL ON: Owning Your Story

ROLL ON: Owning Your Story

2020-06-2501:37:28

 “Truth matters now more than ever. If we can’t agree upon what is and is not true, how do we move forward as a society?”Rich RollWelcome to the second installment of our newly-minted 'ask me anything' themed series, 'Roll On:' -- a twist on my usual format in which I share my thoughts on select topics and answer audience questions.Serving up co-host duties is Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins' Can't Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, Men’s Health and many others; and he is the author of One Breath, which chronicles the life and death of Nick Mevoli, America's greatest freediver.Today's conversation begins with a few thoughts on the current protests and a review of recent podcast feedback.We also discuss the intersectionality of food insecurity and social justice. And we examine the importance of healing our food deserts -- a featured theme in next week's episode with filmmaker John Lewis and NBA legend John Salley.The podcast then pivots to answer five relatively philosophical questions submitted by audience members on our Facebook Group page:How do we move past the stories that hold us back?When do you remain open and when do you stand your ground?How do you deal with imposter syndrome?How do you deal with conflict? AndHow do you discern truth from fiction in the era of fake news?It's about reclaiming your truth. Breaking down negative feedback loops. And crafting a gentler, more objectively honest narrative about who you are and what you're capable of.The visually inclined can watch our conversation on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. This series (and recent episodes) is an experiment in venturing out of my comfort zone. An effort to grow. And a commitment to evolve the show. I appreciate you taking the leap with me. I hope you find the content valuable -- and in service to forging a stronger RRP community.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsBlinkist: Unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non-fiction books from self-help, to business, health, and history—all for one low price. Join me and 12 million others gleaning from the best and brightest. Try Blinkist FREE for 7 days AND save 25% off your new subscription at blinkist.com/richroll.Express VPN: ExpressVPN defeats content restrictions and censorship to deliver unlimited access to video, music, social media, and more, from anywhere in the world. Express VPN is the VPN service rated #1 by TechRadar and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. 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Experience the percussive therapy device that’s unlike anything you’ve ever felt, risk-free for 30 days or your money back, at Theragun.com/RICHROLL.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterBook: Can't Hurt Me Book: One BreathBook: Democracy In America by Alexis de TocquevilleWBUR: 'An Extraordinary Moment': Angela DavisSierra: The CAFO Industry's Impact on the Environment and Public HealthTrailer: They're Trying To Kill UsThe Source: Filmmaker John Lewis Tackles Food & Health Injustice Against African AmericansSpotify: Great Thunberg: Humanity has not yet failedVC Star: Black Lives Matter sign vandalized; suspects work for sherrif, DARelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #525: Roll On: America's Overdue(R)EvolutionRRP #524: Doug Evans On Food Inequality, The Power Of Sprouts & Lessons Learned From FailureRRP #304: Dominick Thompson on CompassionRRP #299: Shaka Senghor on Righting WrongsHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Tyler Piatt, Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 “This is our chance...to think beyond what the mainstream media is telling us.”Knox RobinsonAgainst the backdrop of a global pandemic has emerged the most powerful civil rights movement of our lifetime -- an irrefutably historic moment that will indelibly shape the economic, political, and social fabric of our country for decades to come.To help us untangle the rhetoric behind our country's supercharged division, today Knox Robinson joins the podcast.Returning for his second appearance on the show (RRP #394 rests among my all time favorite episodes), Knox is a writer, athlete, national caliber runner, eponymous curator of running culture, and an astute student of black history, art, literature, music and poetry. Formally commencing under the tutelage Poet Laureate Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University, Knox's education has continued throughout the many chapters of his life. As a spoken word artist and music manager. As editor-in-chief of Fader magazine. And more recently as co-founder and captain of Black Roses NYC -- a diverse collective of running enthusiasts who routinely gather to hammer out intervals across Brooklyn & downtown Manhattan.Put plainly, urban culture is Knox's lifeblood.One of the most interesting and multi-faceted humans I have ever met, today Knox shares an important perspective on America's crossroads. This is an investigation into the culture shifts caused by the pandemic and protests alike. It's a conversation about the intersection of sport, politics and civil rights. Black American representation in athletics. And where we go from here.It's also about virtue signaling. Performative allyship. And why reading White Fragility simply isn’t enough. But more than anything, this is a conversation about the power and poetics of running. Running as metaphor. Running as an act of rebellion — and the disturbing symbolism behind Ahmaud Arbery’s murder. I left this exchange better for having had it. The visually inclined can watch our conversation on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.This is a special conversation. I'm better for having had it. I hope you will be similarly impacted.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsJaybird: Pioneering audio for the active, Jaybird makes the most advanced and durable headphones I have ever tried. Their true wireless Vista earbuds (my favorite) are not only waterproof and sweatproof with industry-leading battery life, but they also meet U.S. military rugged compliance standards. 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GrafMen’s Journal: Run, Sweat, Party, Repeat: Knox Robinson’s Best Advice for Beginner Runners by Bill BradleyOutside Podcast: Dispatches: Knox Robinson Crafts Running CultureCompetitor Running: Last Lap with Knox Robinson: The Explorer by Adam ElderFatherly: How To Have A Kid, A Job, And A Sub-3-Hour Marathon TimeMagazine: The FaderAllyship ResourcesGoogle Doc: Anti-Racist Resource GuideGoogle Doc: Anti-Racism Resources for White PeopleNew Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community PolicingEqual Justice Initiative: Tragic Death of George Floyd Reveals Continuing Problem of Police ViolenceTED: How we can make racism a solvable problem — and improve policingCampaign Zero: joincampaignzero.org8 Can’t Wait: 8cantwait.orgGoFundMe: George Floyd Memorial FundChange.org: Justice for Breonna TaylorGoFundMe: George Floyd Memorial FundBlack Lives Matter: ResourcesReclaim The Block: reclaimtheblock.orgThe Marshall Project: themarshallproject.orgThe Bail Project: bailproject.orgBail Funds: List of Bail Funds for ProtestorsNAACP: Legal Defense and Education FundRun With Maud: runwithmaud.comCrooked Media: Vote Save AmericaThe Atlantic: The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nahisi CoatesNY Times: The 1619 ProjectNY Times: 1619 PodcastBad Form Review: Racism Reading ListSojourners: For Our White Friends Desiring To Be AlliesThe Ezra Klein Show: Why Ta-Nahesi Coates Is HopefulNetflix: Black Lives Matter CollectionRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #394: Knox Robinson on Running As RebellionRRP #243: Coach George Raveling on Breaking Civil Rights BarriersRRP #299: Shaka Senghor on Righting WrongsRRP #526: This Is America - Byron Davis & Phil Allen, Jr.HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 “Ignorance is the beginning of enlightenment.”Byron DavisMass demonstrations continue to spread across the nation — and now, the world — for the 20th day and counting.For many, this has been a wake-up call. An uncomfortable reckoning with the vast extent to which misuse of power, police abuse, and racism (both overt and covert) are baked into the very fabric of our nation.But for black people, African Americans and people of color, that pain, violence, and fear is an everyday reality.On a personal note, I’m determined to better understanding this unfortunate dynamic. The history that led to it. The systemic nature of it. The institutions that perpetuate it. And the solutions required for its long-overdue undoing.Part of that commitment is sharing an increased diversity voices.Towards that end, today I reconnect with my friend Byron Davis, alongside Pastor Phil Allen, Jr.An O.G. podcast guest dating back to early 2013 (RRP #14), Byron is a former USA Swimming National Team member, American Record holder, UCLA All-American, and Ironman who holds the distinction of falling just three-tenths of a second shy of becoming the first African-American to make the USA Olympic Men's Swimming Team. A role model for thousands of young athletes, the obstacles Byron faced and overcame on his path to success is inspiring. With a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership, Byron is now a sought after speaker and consultant -- a special human with a penchant for helping others unleash their inner potential. Phil is a pastor, teacher, poet, and the filmmaker behind Open Wounds, a powerful documentary that delves into the reality of intergenerational trauma through the story of his grandfather’s murder and the police’s subsequent refusal to investigate it (now available on Vimeo on demand). He is also the founding pastor of Own Your Faith Ministries in Santa Clarita, California and a second-year Ph.D. student at Fuller Theological Seminary studying Christian ethics and theology and culture, with a focus on Dr. King’s Theology and ethics, as well as the intersection of race theory and theology. Today Byron and Phil share their perspective on the protests. The BLM movement as a whole. And its potential to catalyze significant structural change. Bluntly put, this is an important conversation about what it means to be black in America. It’s about the economic history of slavery in the United States.It’s about the extent to which racism is perpetuated systemically — by way of policy, law, economics, politics & generations of socialization.It’s about the ways in which white supremacy is embedded into the bedrock of our institutions — from religious and political to educational and judicial.And it’s about confronting the pernicious manner in which racism lives, breathes, and persists — often completely unconsciously — within ourselves.This country has arrived at a critical crossroads. A choice to implode or heal. The higher path demands responsibility. The awakening requires we examine history from a different perspective. It demands we define our personal and national values. And it dictates that we align those values with action. To dismantle what is broken. To rebuild our institutions. To reframe our relationships -- and ourselves.Note: Regrettably, I was remiss in not exploring Phil's work as a spoken word artist during the conversation. I encourage you check out his performances on YouTube, starting with ‘Colorblind But Not Colorless’ — which I found particularly powerful. And while you're at it, read his most recent blog post, This Is America: Baptized in Whiteness.Final Note: I highly recommend (especially for those experiencing resistance to this conversation) watching 13th on Netflix, a documentary analysis of the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom — and a master class in contextualizing the systemic aspect of racism. I’m grateful to Byron & Phil for their openness, patience & vulnerability. For sharing their perspective on race, personal encounters with racism, and stories of pain.The visually inclined can watch our conversation on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I truly believe that conversations like this are crucial if we want to finally transcend our past, learn, grow, and lead by example.To echo Cornel West, what we don’t need are lukewarm folk. We don’t need 'summer soldiers’. What we need are all season love warriors.It is this spirit that I offer today's conversation. May you receive it with an open heart.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsDaily Harvest: Thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted smoothies, bowls, soups and more — ready in five minutes or less. 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Go to on-running.com/richroll, pick your favorite shoe or apparel piece and run in it for a 30 day risk-free trial, no questions asked.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect With Phil: Website | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube| Own Your FaithConnect With Byron: Website | Instagram | Twitter | BookVimeo: Open WoundsEssay: This Is America: Baptized In Whiteness by Phil Allen, Jr.Google Doc: Anti-Racist Resource GuideGoogle Doc: Anti-Racism Resources for White PeopleNew Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community PolicingEqual Justice Initiative: Tragic Death of George Floyd Reveals Continuing Problem of Police ViolenceTED: How we can make racism a solvable problem — and improve policingCampaign Zero: joincampaignzero.org8 Can’t Wait: 8cantwait.orgGoFundMe: George Floyd Memorial FundChange.org: Justice for Breonna TaylorGoFundMe: George Floyd Memorial FundBlack Lives Matter: ResourcesReclaim The Block: reclaimtheblock.orgThe Marshall Project: themarshallproject.orgThe Bail Project: bailproject.orgBail Funds: List of Bail Funds for ProtestorsNAACP: Legal Defense and Education FundRun With Maud: runwithmaud.comCrooked Media: Vote Save AmericaThe Atlantic: The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nahisi CoatesNY Times: The 1619 ProjectNY Times: 1619 PodcastBad Form Review: Racism Reading ListSojourners: For Our White Friends Desiring To Be AlliesThe Ezra Klein Show: Why Ta-Nahesi Coates Is HopefulNetflix: Black Lives Matter CollectionRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #014: Byron Davis - Live Your Epic LifeRRP #243: Coach George Raveling on Breaking Civil Rights BarriersRRP #299: Shaka Senghor on Righting WrongsRRP #304: Dominick Thompson on CompassionRRP #394: Knox Robinson on Running As RebellionRRP #525: Roll On: Black Lives MatterHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“Right now we have a choice — stay silent or participate in historic, positive change.”Rich RollIt feels wrong to talk about anything other than this current historic moment.So let's address it, head on.The first in what I anticipate will be an ongoing series of ask-me-anything themed episodes we're calling 'Roll On:', I'm joined today by Adam Skolnick to discuss all things Black Lives Matter.Best known as the co-author of David Goggins' juggernaut memoir, Can't Hurt Me, Adam is an activist and veteran adventure journalist who has traveled the world writing for The New York Times, Playboy, Outside, ESPN, BBC, Men’s Health, and many other prominent publications. You may recall his outstanding reporting on Colin O'Brady's historic solo Antarctica traverse in 2018 for The New York Times. And long-time listeners will fondly remember his 2016 appearance on the podcast (RRP #218), in which we discussed One Breath — his poetic biography of Nicholas Mevoli, America’s greatest freediver.Shifting roles from host to guest, today I share a perspective on race in America. Civil rights and social unrest. White privilege. And how I'm actively seeking to better myself — and this podcast as a whole.The RRP is not a news program. And it's not a political talk show. But it is a show about what is important. It's about having conversations that matter. And right now, no conversation matters more than redressing racial injustice.This is an exchange about our collective responsibility to act. To speak up for what is right. And to finally dismantle the systemic ills that have contributed to unspeakable harms that can no longer go unchecked.It's also a discussion about the history and mission of this podcast. My vision for the future. And goals set to broaden the inclusivity of my advocacy.But more than anything, this is a dissection of the untold history of racism in America. And the unprecedented opportunity this unique moment presents to evolve and heal. As individuals. As a nation. And as a global community.Note: This is the simply the first of many conversations to come on the theme of race. Over the upcoming weeks I will be sharing impactful conversations with a variety of people of color, including Byron Davis, Phil Allen, Jr., Knox Robinson, John Lewis (aka 'Badass Vegan'), John Salley, Shaka Senghor, Neil Phillips and many others. In the interim, I encourage you to explore the many copious resources listed in the show notes below. Read. Listen. Challenge yourself. Get active. Donate if you're able.The visually inclined can watch our conversation on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.To coin Cornel West's phrase, what we need right now is 'all season love warriors.'It is in that spirit that I offer this exchange -- with gratitude and respect for all my brothers and sisters.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsHarrys: A superior shave at an affordable price. Right now, new customers can redeem their trial set which includes a 5-blade razor, weighted handle, foaming shave gel with aloe, and a travel cover. 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Visit navitasorganics.com/richroll and you can get for 30% off your entire order of organic superfoods when you use the promo code RICHROLL.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterGoogle Doc: Anti-Racist Resource GuideGoogle Doc: Anti-Racism Resources for White PeopleBlack Lives Matter: ResourcesCampaign Zero: joincampaignzero.org8 Can't Wait: 8cantwait.orgReclaim The Block: reclaimtheblock.orgThe Marshall Project: themarshallproject.orgThe Bail Project: bailproject.orgBail Funds: List of Bail Funds for ProtestorsNAACP: Legal Defense and Education FundGoFundMe: George Floyd Memorial FundChange.org: Justice for Breonna TaylorRun With Maud: runwithmaud.comCrooked Media: Vote Save AmericaThe Atlantic: The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nahisi CoatesNY Times: The 1619 ProjectNY Times: 1619 PodcastBad Form Review: Racism Reading ListSojourners: For Our White Friends Desiring To Be AlliesThe Ezra Klein Show: Why Ta-Nahesi Coates Is HopefulNetflix: Black Lives Matter CollectionDocumentary: Unforgivable Blackness: the Rise and Fall of Jack JohnsonRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #243: Coach George Raveling on Breaking Civil Rights BarriersRRP #299: Shaka Senghor on Righting WrongsRRP #304: Dominick Thompson on CompassionRRP #394: Knox Robinson on Running As RebellionHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“Most people are living to eat. I am eating to live.”Doug EvansA recurring theme of this show is deconstructing peak performance. Over the years, I've shared the success equations of. Olympic champions, entrepreneurs, actors, artists and spiritual masters -- all roadmaps to better guide our collective trajectories.But failure is the crucible for wisdom. And the litmus test of character.What happens when you give every ounce of yourself to a creation, only to see it crumble? Destruction can be our greatest teacher. How we move forward tells us who we are.After an epic public defeat, Doug Evans was confronted with this challenge. Not only did he survive, he emerged better for it.A serial health food entrepreneur, you may recall Doug as the Silicon Valley, juice-slinging mogul behind Juicero -- -- the infamous and futuristic wifi-connected, cold-press juicer start-up that raised $120 million from technology’s most high-powered VC’s before famously imploding in 2017. What you may not know is that Doug has always been a natural food industry pioneer. He co-founded O.G. New York City juice bar chain Organic Avenue, one of the first exclusively plant-based retail chains in the country. Now writing his next chapter, Doug recently released The Sprout Book, a primer on the power of sprouts as an ultra-food for health, weight loss, and optimum nutrition.Four years from our first conversation (RRP 221), today Doug returns to the podcast to share the valuable lessons learned from his Juicero experience -- and his new focus on getting people excited about the planet's most nutritious foods.Admittedly somewhat asynchronous with the current news cycle, this is nonetheless a conversation about a root cause of socio-economic disparity -- and how to redress systemic food insecurity across impoverished food deserts nationwide.It's about the importance of taking your health and nutrition to the next level -- critical in the age of coronavirus.It's a show-and-tell on the unheralded, superfood benefits of sprouts. The ease and affordability of growing your own at home. And the power of this practice to economically revolutionize your relationship with nutrition.In addition, we of course discuss all things Juicero. What happened. What can be gleaned from its demise. And the lessons Doug learned to better inform the decisions faced by every entrepreneur and business owner.Note: My first in-person interview since the start of the pandemic, this conversation (recorded on June 1 after conducting on site antibody tests) preceded my ability to timely schedule African American community leaders to directly converse on the historic events of the current moment. That said, I can assure you that I will be conducting several conversations with such leaders over the coming weeks.The visually inclined can watch our conversation on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.If your familiarity with Doug is limited to hyperbolic Juicero headlines, I ask that you set aside whatever pre-conceived notions you may harbor -- and prepare to be delighted. A dear friend for many years, Doug is a beautiful man. A wonderful character unlike any human I have ever met. And a true example of selfless service to others.May you be equal parts entertained and enlightened by our exchange.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. So invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll and claim your special offer today: 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase.Seed: Stewarding the future of how we will use bacteria to restore and sustain human and planetary health, Seed’s Daily Synbiotic combines 24 clinically-verified, naturally-occurring, probiotic strains with plant-based prebiotics. Head on over to seed.com/RICHROLL to learn more about their game-changing Daily Synbiotic.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% at checkout when you visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesPick up Doug's new book, The Sprout Book: Tap into the Power of the Planet's Most Nutritious FoodConnect With Doug: The Sprout Book | Wonder Valley Hot Springs | Instagram | TwitterMind-Body Green: An Easy How-To Guide For Sprouting Your Beans & LegumesThe Beet: Doug Evans on the Health Benefits of Sprouting, And Why You Should StartShape: This M.D. Wants You to Eat More Broccoli Sprouts, But What Are They?NY Times: A $700 Juicer for the Kitchen That Caught Silicon Valley’s EyeNY Times: Juicero, Start-Up With a $700 Juicer and Top Investors, Shuts DownVox: Juicero, the $399 internet-connected juicer, explainedRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #221: Doug Evans Is Revolutionizing JuiceRRP #497: Gregg Renfrew Leads the Clean Beauty MovementRRP #504: Dan Buettner On The Secrets For Living WellHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“If you don’t give yourself permission to create a new world, chances are nobody else will.”James AltucherThe dystopia is here.Chaos, confusion, fear and anger. Horrific racism. Generations of pain fueling rioting and violence. Death and illness. Faltering systems and leadership failures. Market crashes and jobs lost.Communities are divided. Home lives are disrupted. Meanwhile, cities all across America are literally on fire.How we can right the ship? Deal with these cataclysmic shifts? And move forward productively?We can crash and burn. Or we can adapt -- a remaking of society that begins with personal reinvention.James Altucher is a virtuoso of this process.A prodigious intellect and abundantly talented polymath, James is a comic, chess master, entrepreneur, investor and prolific writer with over twenty books to his name, including the Wall Street Journal bestseller Choose Yourself. He's also a fellow podcaster and an unconventional thinker with an idiosyncratic lens on pretty much everything from creativity to finances.James and his writing have appeared in major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Observer, Techcrunch, and The Financial Times. His blog, JamesAltucher.com, has attracted more than 20 million readers since its launch in 2010. And The James Altucher Show ⁠regularly appears in the top 100 podcasts on iTunes.On the subject of self-experimentation, James' latest unconventional move was releasing his latest self-published book, Think Like a Billionaire, on Scribd.Most compelling is James' relentless devotion to constant reinvention. Making his fourth appearance on the podcast, today we explore the importance of this trait ⁠and the habits that enable you to adapt and thrive in rapidly changing times ⁠— more critical now than ever.Recorded pre-pandemic in mid-February, this conversation is the last in my stash of episodes banked before quarantine.Nonetheless, I suspect you will find our discourse highly applicable to our current moment -- packed with tactics and strategies you can deploy to better acclimate to the rapidly changing circumstances that face us all.It's about how to make better decisions. And ultimately, how to create opportunity out of calamity.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.James is one of my most favorite people. He’s a natural and gifted conversationalist, his ideas are easily deciphered, and packed with the perfect amount of humor and data-backed insight.To some degree, we are all being called to reinvent ourselves right now. May this conversation help serve that process.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsFour Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious mushroom brews and elixirs made with only the highest quality adaptogens and easy to take on the go. 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For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect With James: Blog | Facebook | Twitter |InstagramPodcast: The James Altucher ShowBook: Think Like A BillionaireJames' Other Books: James Altucher on AmazonTEDxSanDiego: Choose Yourself with James AltucherThe New York Times: Why Self-Help Guru James Altucher Only Owns 15 ThingsForbes: James Altucher: The Most Interesting Man In The WorldThe Street: Bitcoin at $1 Million Is Not Out of the Question, Says James AltucherInfluencive: What You Should Talk About When You Talk About MoneyCNBC: James Altucher’s 10 predictions about where bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are headedCNBC: Cryptocurrencies will replace ‘some or all’ paper money, investor James Altucher saysForbes: James Altucher: Now Is The Best Time To Be An EntrepreneurObserver: The Six Things the Most Productive People Do Every DayTechCrunch: Articles by James AltucherHuff Post: Articles by James AltucherRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP 75: James Altucher on Why You Should Choose YourselfRRP 347: James Altucher on The Art of Thinking Differently The James Altucher Show: Rich Roll – Stop Killing YourselfThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Hari Mathis, Tyler Piatt & Trapper Piatt.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“I continue to be amazed by our bodies’ ability for self-repair. It’s never too late to start exercising and never too late to start eating healthier.”Michael Greger, MDWhen it comes to reliable nutrition information, the internet is a warn-torn, metastasizing mushroom cloud of toxic half-truths and misinformation.How do we sort through the tribal wars? How do we separate fact from fiction?Let's start with seeking out the experts. And the best, most objective science available.This is the life’s work of today’s guest and my friend, Dr. Michael Greger.Long time listeners are well acquainted with Dr. Greger, one of my very first guests back in 2012 (RRP #007). But it's been almost five years since his second appearance in 2015 (RRP #199). So let's put matters to rights.A graduate of Cornell and Tufts University School of Medicine as well as a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is a nutrition science wizard who with a library of scientific journal publications to his name. He has testified before Congress; lectured at countless symposiums and institutions; and was an expert witness in the infamous Oprah Winfrey meat defamation lawsuit.Appearing everywhere from the Dr. Oz show to The Colbert Report, his books: How Not to Die, the How Not To Die Cookbook, and How Not To Diet — the focus of today's conversation — all became instant New York Times Best Sellers.When Dr. Greger isn’t speaking, crafting high-level policy initiatives or penning bestsellers, he scours thousands of medical journals in search of the world’s best, most objective nutrition research to bring you free videos and articles every single day at NutritionFacts.org — the world’s most authoritative, non-profit, science-based public service destination for all things nutrition, health and disease prevention.Finally, it’s worth noting that 100% of all fees and proceeds he receives from speaking and book sales are donated to charity — his effort to avoid all conflicts of interest.Today’s conversation pivots on the optimal criteria to enable weight loss — and the actionable steps required to create and sustain healthy lifestyle practices.In addition, we explore how commercial influence corrodes nutrition science. How to parse the incredibly conflicting information we are spoon-fed daily by the media and celebrities alike.And finally, it’s about separating evidence-based science from confirmation bias.Note: This conversation was recorded in February, so it's coronavirus free zone. For Dr. G’s take on our current state of affairs, check out his new audiobook released this week, How To Survive A Pandemic — a breakdown on the origins of zoonotic disease, how to protect ourselves, and what we must rectify to reduce the likelihood of future catastrophes.Dr. Greger is truly one of the most delightful, relentless, passionate, and service-minded humans I have ever met.It's an honor to share this conversation. My hope is that it catalyzes a new perspective on nutrition for yourself and your loved ones.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsDaily Harvest: Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that are ready in five minutes or less. Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code RICHROLL to get twenty-five dollars off your first box.Shippo: Start shipping in minutes and save up to 90% with instant access to the best possible discounts from USPS, UPS, DHL, and more. No volume requirements and no coding or technical expertise required. Get a shipping consultation and a Shippo Pro Plan six month trial for – up to a 700 hundred dollar value for FREE at goshippo.com/richroll.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% at checkout when you visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect With Michael: Twitter| Facebook | InstagramNutrition Facts: NutritionFacts.orgBook: How Not To Diet*Book: How Not To Die*Book: How Not To Diet Cookbook*Book: How Not To Die Cookbook*Audiobook: How To Survive A Pandemic*Today: How to lose weight: Doctor shares daily dozen checklist for healthy weight lossToday: How to lose weight: Doctor names best healthy diet for weight lossSydney Herald: In a 'corrupted' diet industry, a doctor finds the best tips are freeNY Post: Do these 5 things at every meal to lose weightThe Beet: Dr. Greger's Secret For Burning Fat While You SleepThe Beet: The Best Diet Book You'll Ever ReadPlant Based News: Dr. Greger Reveals 'Silver Lining' Of Coronavirus PandemicLive Kindly: Dr. Greger Has Been Warning About Pandemics For A DecadeRelated Podcasts:RRP #007: Michael Greger, MD on Omega-3’s Protein & Plantpowered PerformanceRRP #199: Michael Greger, MD on How Not To DieRRP #507: Michael Klaper, MD on Plant-Based NutritionThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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Remembering David Clark

Remembering David Clark

2020-05-2502:31:27

“Ultimately, the truth comes from within. It's not something we find from the outside and bring into our lives. It's something that was always there that we just discover.”David ClarkOn May 21, 2020, the world lost a treasure.A beloved, 2-time RRP alumni, David Clark was one of the most courageous, resilient and authentic human beings I've ever met. A force for positive change. A model of service. The epitome of transformation, embodied. A loyal friend to many. And a man blessed with a preternatural gift for igniting the best in everyone he touched.Succumbing after complications incident to a herniated disc surgery, a chapter ends far too soon. But the story behind this accomplished ultra-endurance athlete, bestselling author, and father of three is a legend that will continue to be told -- and will never be forgotten.Today we honor the life and legacy of Dave Clark.Dave's steel was forged from hardship -- periodic homelessness and a poverty both financial and educational. Adulthood found him descending into the firm grip of alcoholism. He ate recklessly. He drank and drugged himself into oblivion. And continued his downward spiral until he was utterly lost. Completely alone. And hopeless.Tipping the scales at 320 pounds, Dave finally met his breaking point. Summing a will of superhuman proportions, he ushered the courage to finally face his demons. Hence began a process of implausible personal transformation. It's a staggering journey that would ultimately lead to breathtaking feats that defy possibility. And a laudable call to service that rivals anyone I've ever met.Dave didn’t just drop 150 pounds on a plant-based diet. Nor did he celebrate with a simple marathon. Instead, Dave would go on to on to crush a relentless list of the world's most challenging ultra-marathons, from Badwater to Leadville. He ran the Boston Marathon course four times without stopping. And he even ran across the entire United States.With uncompromising vulnerability, Dave recounts his inconceivable arc in his first book, Out There. In Broken Open, he faces the dark side of taking athleticism too far. Released just two weeks ago, Eat Sh*t And Die boldly tackles food addiction head on.I can't bring Dave back. Nor can I begin to measure his positive impact on myself and countless others. What I can do is honor his life and legacy. So today, RRP alums Mishka Shubaly and Josh LaJaunie -- both close friends of Dave -- join me to eulogize him, followed by a re-release of my first conversation with Dave, recorded in November, 2014 (RRP #113).Please Donate: To help alleviate the financial burden on Dave's family, Mishka, Josh and I created a GoFundMe (actually Mishka did all the work). Anything you can contribute would be greatly appreciated. To learn more and donate, click here.#WeAreDavidClark: Mishka, Josh and I invite you to celebrate Dave with a virtual community run on May 30. The idea is to run a variation on Dave's birthday (which is 2/5). Run .25 miles. Run 2.5 miles. Or run 25 miles. Run what feels right for you. The point is to run and remember. Then share it on social with the hashtag #WeAreDavidClark.More Dave Clark: If Dave's message resonates with you, check out RRP #290, my 2nd podcast with him published almost exactly three years ago. It's a banger.Dave was a sober warrior unlike any other. He wrung every last drop out of life. He was deeply loved and will be terribly missed.Let his story be a beacon. A reminder that when the body, mind and spirit align with faith, human potential is truly boundless.Run free, my friend. Run free.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsSHOW NOTESTo support Dave's family, please consider a donation at GoFundMe: In Memory of David ClarkRemember Dave: Website | Facebook | Instagram | TwitterDave's Podcast: We Are SupermanBook: Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery*Book: Broken Open*Book: Eat Sh*t And Die*CNN: Running for – not from – mental illnessThe Doctors: You’re Never Too Far Gone: Man Shares Incredible Weight-Loss StoryRunner’s World: He Went From 320 Pounds to a Vegan Ultramarathoner, One Step at a TimeForks Over Knives: From Depressed Addict to Pro Ultrarunner on a Plant-Based DietCorporate Profile: Ultra Runner & Author David Clark Talks Running, Recovery, & The Boston MarathonDenver Post: Runner David Clark’s ultra recovery from obese addict to pro athleteABC7: Lafayette man David Clark ran the Boston Marathon 4 times in 24 hours to raise addiction awarenessMonsters & Critics: Ultrarunner David Clark dead at 49 after complications from surgeryRelated Podcasts You Might Enjoy:RRP #290: David Clark: When An Audacious Goal Becomes An Obsessive AddictionPrevious podcasts with Mishka ShubalyPrevious podcasts with Josh LaJaunieThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“I think what people find in tragic challenges is a part of themselves they didn’t know existed. A new character arises in the midst of grief.”Guru SinghWelcome back to another edition of Guru Multiverse — the latest in my ongoing series of spiritual deep dives with Guru Singh, my treasured friend and favorite wizard of all things mystical.For those newer to the show, imagine a modern-day Gandalf who rocks like Hendrix while dropping pearls of wisdom that beautifully fuse Eastern mysticism with Western pragmatism.A celebrated third-generation Sikh yogi, master spiritual teacher, author, and family man, for the past 40 years Guru Singh has been studying and teaching Kundalini Yoga. He is the author of several books, a powerful lecturer, and behind-the-scenes guide to many a luminary, including Fortune 500 CEOs, athletes, and artists.A peer of rock legends like Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, Guru Singh is also a talented musician who began his recording career on Warner Bros’ Reprise label in the 1960s. When he isn’t recording tracks with people like Seal, he’s bringing down the house on the daily at Yoga West, his Los Angeles home base.As the pandemic has reminded us, the human body is delicate — a fragile soul vessel susceptible to a host of diseases and disasters. And it simply does not last forever — no matter how much we endeavor to deny or repress this universal truth.Today we explore the experience of being left behind. The emotions that follow. And the powerful lessons contained therein.Marking his 10th appearance on the show, this is a deconstruction of grief and loss. The potency it contains to both create and destroy. And the potential energy it holds for grace, gratitude and transformation.We talk about our relationships with our bodies. How to master our physical containers while also practicing non-attachment. We get raw about losing those we love. Owning our pain. And rejoicing in grief.Although this exchange was recorded well in advance of the pandemic (back in August 2020), Guru’s wisdom is timeless, easily digested and more pertinent now than ever.You can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the conversation streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.If you've experienced loss and the grief that accompanies it, may Guru Singh's gentle and loving energy, soothing words, and new perceptions guide you through your difficulties.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsExpress VPN: ExpressVPN defeats content restrictions and censorship to deliver unlimited access to video, music, social media, and more, from anywhere in the world. Express VPN is the VPN service rated #1 by TechRadar and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Protect your online activity TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months FREE at expressvpn.com/richroll.Navitas Organics: Great people. Great products. Great planetary mission. A win for all. Only the highest-quality and most powerful plants, berries, roots, nuts and seeds the earth has to offer. Visit navitasorganics.com/richroll and you can get for 30% off your entire order of organic superfoods when you use the promo code RICHROLL.Maurten: Maurten is transforming endurance sports with Hydrogel Sports Fuel Technology. Carbohydrate-rich support, based on natural ingredients for energy, hydration, and recovery. To give Maurten a try (In the U.S), head over to thefeed.com/richroll and you’ll get a Maurten drink + gel trial pack with free shipping for only 10$.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect With Guru Singh: Website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookGuru Singh’s Los Angeles-based Yoga center Yoga WestGuru Singh Podcast on iTunesGuru Singh on YouTubeGuru Singh: Online ClassesAwaken: Articles by Guru SinghAwaken: Awaken Interviews Kundalini Yoga Master Guru Singh – Awakening Is a Spectral ProcessBooks By Guru SinghInfinite Zero: Everything Comes from Nothing* by Guru SinghBuried Treasures: The Journey From Where You Are to Who You Are* by Guru Singh108 Ways to Great Days: A Journey Through Journaling* by Guru SinghAngels Gather Here: Nine Angelic Aspects of Human Life on Planet Earth* by Guru Singh & Kevin HutchingsA Year of Prayer: 365 Inspirational Days (Volume 1)* by Guru Singh & Gurperkarma KhalsaSpiritual Pavement: Simple wisdom for the enlightened road (Volume 1)* by Guru SinghSpiritual Pavement: Volume Two: Simple wisdom for the enlightened road (Volume 2) by Guru SinghRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #481: Guru Singh on AwarenessRRP #468: Guru Singh On ConsciousnessRRP #434: Guru Singh On Positivity — Why Receptivity Is The Better PathRRP #418: Guru Corner: Dare To Be You In A World That Values ConformityRRP #400: Guru Corner: How To Raise A Conscious Child With Guru SinghRRP #393: Guru Corner: Disrupting Depression With Guru SinghRRP #368: Guru Singh On Compassion, Discernment & The Primacy Of Self-MasteryRRP #332: Guru Singh on Building Emotional InfrastructureRRP #267: Guru Singh On The Power Of Cultivating AwarenessThanks to Jason Camiolo for audio production, interstitial music and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics. Theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“My mantra is: you're strong, you're capable.”Colin O'BradyIf you ask this week's guest what drives his success as a multiple world record breaking adventure athlete, his answer just might surprise you.It's not grit. It's not talent, perseverance or focus. Instead, it's infinite love.Returning for his fourth appearance on the podcast, Colin O'Brady is here to elaborate.Longtime listeners are well acquainted with Colin's story from burn victim to boundary eclipsing adventurer. Even if you're new to the podcast, chances are stumbled across his story by way of his appearances everywhere, from the Today show to the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.For the unfamiliar few, Colin is a former Yale swimmer turned professional triathlete enjoying a third act as an elite adventure athlete with 5 breathtaking world records to his name.Notable among his many palmarès, Colin is both the youngest and fastest human to complete The Explorers Grand Slam ⁠— a challenge of exceptional prestige that encompasses scaling the highest mountain on each of the seven continents and treks to both the North and South Poles. Not only did he demolish the previous record by an astonishing 53-day margin, along the way he simultaneously broke the 7 Summits world record by two days.Last year, Colin became the first person in history to cross the continent of Antarctica solo, unsupported and unaided. Under nothing but his own power, Colin pulled a 300-pound sled 932 miles in just 54 days across the coldest, windiest, most remote continent on earth from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the South Pole. It's a jaw-dropping feat of athletic prowess, stunning endurance and sheer human will that captivated millions and made headlines across the world.Then, just last month, Colin and five crewmates successfully completed the first and only human-powered ocean row across the Drake Passage ⁠— a treacherous 13-day, 600 nautical mile excursion from the southern tip of South America to the edge of Antarctica ⁠— aptly titled The Impossible Row -- chronicled in a mini-series produced by Discovery.Colin's latest accomplishment coincided with the release of his new book, The Impossible First. Dubbed by Kirkus a "brutally sublime tale of derring-do that transports as well as teaches”, it's a memoir that chronicles his incredible life and the many lessons learned about human potential, possibility, and the power of infinite love.If you missed our previous conversations (RRP#207, RRP#235 and RRP#439), they're an excavation of Colin's origin story growing up on a commune. How he survived an almost lethal burn accident that left him unlikely to walk again. His phoenix-like transformation into a professional ITU triathlete and Olympic hopeful. And how he morphed into a mountaineer with the audacity to attempt such incomprehensible feats of adventure athleticism is well worth the time invested.Today we pick up where our ongoing series last left off.Note: we recorded this conversation many months ago on January 18. My initial plan was to share this episode on February 9. However, on February 2, National Geographic published an article entitled The Problem With Colin O’Brady - a 7,000 word take down that accuses Colin of embellishing his accomplishments.It’s an upsetting piece that left me confused. I’ve known Colin for many years. I’ve spent quite a bit of time with him and his wife Jenna. I consider him a good friend. And myself a decent judge of character. However, in light of this development, it also felt tone deaf to release the podcast as scheduled. So I put a pin it.Two weeks later, Colin published a thorough, 16-page point-by-point refutation of the National Geographic article.I thought it only fair to provide Colin an opportunity to comment on the allegations. So, on March 8 (still pre-pandemic), we sat down again for a subsequent conversation to discuss the controversy particulars.Today I share both conversations. First, the original interview we conducted in January. It's an exploration the hows and whys behind The Impossible Row. The intention behind his new book and the process of birthing it. And a deep dive into human potential and the infinite love that fuels his.Immediately following this initial exchange is an additional 30-minute discourse specific to the National Geographic scuffle appended to the audio version of the podcast and viewable as a stand-alone piece here & below.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube -- where we separated the main podcast conversation and Colin’s thoughts in response to the article into two distinct videos. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.As Colin and I are both fond of repeating, we all sit atop mountains of untapped potential. May this conversation help you tap yours.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. So invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll and claim your special offer today: 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase.Theragun: There is no substitute for the Theragun Gen 4. With an OLED screen, personalized Theragun app, and the quiet and power you need, starting at only $199. Experience the deep muscle massager that’s unlike anything you’ve ever felt, risk-free for 30 days or your money back, at Theragun.com/RICHROLL.Birch Living: The best, most affordable, organic and sustainable mattresses on the market. All Birch mattresses come with a 25-year warranty, and you can even try it for 100 nights risk free. Plus, 1% of each purchase is donated to the National Forest Foundation and Birch purchases carbon offsets for each mattress sold. Right now, Birch is offering my listeners $200 off ALL mattress orders. Visit BirchLiving.com/RichRoll and get your game-changing mattress (the one I sleep on in my tent!) today.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect With Colin: Website | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramBook: The Impossible First*Outside: Colin O’Brady Wants to Tell You a StoryWSJ: An Antarctic Explorer’s Mental JourneyWSJ: ‘The Impossible First’ Review: The Great White SouthNY Times: He Crossed Antarctica Alone. Now He Plans to Row There.TODAY: Daredevil Colin O’Brady talks about crossing Antarctica and Drake PassageJimmy Fallon: Colin O'Brady on His Historic Solo Crossing of AntarcticaDiscovery: The Impossible RowNational Geographic: The Problem With Colin O'BradyColin's Response To NatGeo: Letter To Nat Geo Editor Susan GoldbergThe New Yorker: The Polar Explorer Colin O’Brady and the Problem with “Firsts”TIME: 6 Rowers Become First to Cross Infamous Drake Passage UnassistedBusiness Insider: A burn victim who was told he'd never walk normally is climbing Mount Everest with his wife after crossing Antarctica aloneNY Times: Crossing Antarctica: 7 Takeaways From the Solo and Unsupported JourneyNY Times: Racing Across Antarctica, One Freezing Day at a TimeNY Times: Colin O’Brady Completes Crossing of Antarctica With Final 32-Hour PushRelated Podcasts You Might Enjoy:RRP #439: Freeze Solo: Colin O'BradyRRP #235: Colin O’Brady Shatters The Explorers Grand Slam World RecordRRP #207: Colin O’Brady’s Attempt On The Explorers Grand SlamRRP #351: Alex Honnold: The Free Soul Of Free Solo Climbing RRP #417: Kílian Jornet Is The World’s Greatest Mountain RunnerThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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“Be the person you needed when you were younger.”-Chris MosierWith elections looming, the scope of human rights is being hotly debated — and soon to be cast across ballots.In the crosshairs is gender politics — specifically transgender rights — a vital subject of contention I admit to understanding less than I should.So let's talk about it.To anchor this exploration I reached out to Chris Mosier — arguably the most prominent and accomplished transgender athlete working to progress cultural perceptions and activate legislative change.You may recognize Chris from the viral Nike commercial that aired during the 2016 Rio Olympics. In addition to being the first transgender athlete to be sponsored by Nike, Chris holds the distinction of being the first trans athlete ever to be featured in the ESPN Body Issue.Among his many accomplishments, Chris is a hall of fame triathlete, All-American duathlete, 2-time National Champion, and a 6-time member of Team USA. In 2015 he became the first known transgender man to represent the United States in international competition.More recently, he picked up the sport of race walking and rapidly distinguished himself, becoming the first openly transgender athlete to compete in an Olympic Trials in a category different than their sex assigned at birth.As an activist, Chris has spent years at the forefront of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, paving a more inclusive path for future trans athletes. In 2015, he was the catalyst for changing the International Olympic Committee’s policy on transgender athletes to provide such individuals with the right to represent their country at the Olympic Games. And in 2016, Chris drove further policy change within the IOC, expanding the rights of transgender athletes to take part in the Olympic Games without the previously required necessity of gender reassignment surgery.Profiled everywhere from Rolling Stone to the New York Times, Chris is also the founder of Transathlete.com, a resource for students, athletes, coaches, and administrators to find information about trans inclusion in athletics at various levels of play. He has mentored transgender athletes around the globe, from high school and recreational to the professional levels, and helped teams, leagues, and professional sports leagues create gender-inclusive policies.Aside from his physical prowess, what impresses me most about Chris is his courage. He had the option to stay silent — to make the most of his passing privilege without enduring the scrutiny that accompanies a public coming out. But he did so to set precedent. To change public perception. And stand as a beacon of hope and possibility for those who will come after him.This is a conversation about Chris’s unique life. His transition. His trials. And his tribulations.It’s about the privileges of gender, race, and class.It’s about what it’s like having your very existence up for debate, and how our country is treating so many of her citizens as non-humans.For context, consider that 41% of trans youth attempt suicide. Horrific and unacceptable, it's a statistic that must change. Together we can do better. So it is with pride that I share Chris’ story, bravery, and vulnerability with you today.Note: This conversation was recorded pre-pandemic, thus there is no mention of the coronavirus. May this episode provide a significant and thoughtful reprieve from your 24/7 pandemic news feed.And for something new & different: People seemed to enjoy my brief check-in segment with Mishka Shubaly in the lead in to my recent episode with Chris Hauth (RRP #514). So I thought I'd do it again. Today's appetizer to the main course is Nadia Bolz-Weber -- my favorite heavily tattooed Lutheran pastor from RRP #428 -- who drops in to talk quarantine, 'grace for fuckups' and her fabulous new podcast, The Confessional.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I sincerely hope you find this exchange as revealing and enlightening as I did.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsOn Running: Born in the Swiss Alps, On Running is the world’s fastest-growing running brand. From their patented cushioning system to their gorgeous minimal design aesthetic, On has become my go-to for all my trail and road running needs with gear that fits, performs and looks great. To learn more go to on-running.com/richroll, pick your favorite shoe or apparel piece and run in it for 30 days after which you can keep ‘em or return ‘em for a full refund no questions asked — an amazing no-risk deal.Whoop: The world’s most powerful fitness tracker. Get smarter about how you sleep, recover, and train, so you can unlock your best self. Go to WHOOP.com and use the promo code “Richroll” at checkout to save 15% off your order.Athletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. So invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll and claim your special offer today: 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect With Chris: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | StravaConnect with Nadia: Website | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookPodcast: The ConfessionalTransathlete: transathlete.comNY Times: Trans Athlete Chris Mosier on Qualifying for the Olympic TrialsNike Commerical: 'Unlimited'Nike Commercial: 'Unlimited Courage'Rolling Stone: Chris Mosier on Making History as First Trans Member of Team USATIME: First Transgender Man on the U.S. National Team Stars in Nike AdESPN: The Body Issue 2016: Chris MosierNovember Project Documentary: 'Showing Up'QZ: The first transgender athlete on Team USA reveals how he combats sexism in sportsThe Cut: The First Ad Featuring a Trans Athlete Aired During the OlympicsThe Cut: The Trans Athlete Behind the Olympic Committee’s New Gender PolicyBleacher Report: Transgender Athlete Chris Mosier Competes in 2016 World Duathlon ChampionshipIdaho Press: 'Some of the damage has already been done': Chris Mosier, crowd rally at Capitol against trans legislationAdWeek: Nike’s Latest Ad Stars Chris Mosier, the First Transgender Athlete on a U.S. National TeamRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #277: Brogan Graham On Igniting A Fitness RevolutionRRP #487: Kendra Little Is Becoming More: Broadening The Gender Identity ConversationRRP #493: Lauren Fleshman Is The Role Model We NeedRRP #428: Nadia Bolz-Weber Is ShamelessThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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ID18856732

These may be crazy COVID-19 times but please seriously consider this team! This is truly an opportunity to show that you’d be a good fit for Shane Parrish’s team. Do it. Stop being afraid! This could be the change you have been dreaming of! Do it! They will value your input! Ps: I’m not part of their team. I’m too injured to work consistently but I love seeing teams like this!

Jul 28th
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ID18856732

Thank you for this fabulous episode. Mr. Parish’s view on mental modelling and experience with his natural career progression versus evaluation of experience and action are illuminating.

Jul 28th
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ID18856732

When Shane’s boss brings him his own site to look at he obviously knew it was Shane’s site and was looking for his reaction. There is no chance they didn’t detect his frequent access and upload to that URL. Clearly they respected his intellect and attempted anonymity more than any perceived breach.

Jul 28th
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ID18856732

When Shane Parrish commented that most people doing MBAs face a cost between $75k-200K and the bill is being paid largely by Coprporations, Rich Roll makes the comment that this is precisely why MBA programs are so expensive now. I’d love to hear more discussion on that issue. Unless you can find a company to pay for your MBA you can’t afford it. That really means that corporations decide who the best MBA candidates are based on their specific business needs rather than academia, think tanks, policy, programs or intrinsic talent. Management of the time has to be able to identify talent or it can be missed. Is there not a better way?

Jul 28th
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Edina K.

Wow, thank you for this podcast! As a vegan with relatively heavy flow I always wondered why is it, now I know better!

Jul 28th
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Andro Tammik

11:20

Jul 27th
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Andro Tammik

11:00

Jul 27th
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Dee Kallio

Get your like minded attorney friends to write legislation and laws that address housing, banking, job discrimination and reparation etal, that creates equal justice under the law. Read "The Color of the Law".

Jul 16th
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Kelly Dunn

love the podcast, hate when ads are out in the middle of a good convo. Enjoy Rich more when he keeps them at the front.

Jul 16th
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Adelyn Merritt

I adore him so much. Excellent episode, I wish everyone would listen to this.

Jul 13th
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TRe' CooL

no no, u should not eat dinner, not breakfast, if u want to intermidient fasting. calories in the morning are not the same as cal in the evening

Jul 13th
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Instill Harmony

What company were you referencing when you were talking about your shirt?

Jul 2nd
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Chris Winn

what did you think of Sam Harris's most recent podcast?

Jun 15th
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Rebel Leatherday

great chat! thanks heaps :)

Jun 10th
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Melissa Melendez

love this interview!

Jun 5th
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Vincent Mongelluzzo

Rich don't feel so down. I've been for ed to work every day through this mess....

May 27th
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Henry Suryawirawan

Amazing episode!

May 21st
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Edwin Serratos

Colin you are amazing thank you Rich !! for always sharing peace and plants brother!

May 19th
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Cameron MacDonald

Decent podcast. But the last episode had 19 minutes of ads at the beginning which was a bit ridiculous. His wife is annoying as fuck though. That last episode she was on was so annoying me and several friends couldn't listen to it. He plugs religion quite a bit too. if you can get past Rich and his wife, and the ads and religion, and just listen to what the guests have to say, it's a great podcast.

Apr 7th
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Choad McGinty

the vocal fry is real

Mar 27th
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