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Roll On: Merchants Of Chaos

Roll On: Merchants Of Chaos

Update: 2021-02-041


Perhaps you thought 2021 might bring some return to normalcy. So far we have the Capitol insurrection, GameStonk and Jewish Laser Beams. We need to talk.

After a much-needed break, Roll On returns with my hype man 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 and is currently hard at work on a novel.

We are also mixing up the format with two special guests, Arthur Jones & Giorgio Angelini, the filmmakers behind Feels Good Man (and RRP 576). Serving as our internet culture decoder ring, the lads join the show to help make sense of recent events insanity.

Some of the many topics explored in today’s conversation include:

  • the importance of taking a sabbatical;
  • the Capitol insurrection & the impact on the GOP;
  • how Reddit turned the stock market upside down;
  • the future of stock market democratization;
  • David Lynch’s absurd yet wonderfully soothing weather reports;
  • Ultra-runner Jim Walmsley’s 100k American record; and
  • How Nepalese climbers reached the summit of K2 in the winter for the first time.

In addition, we answer the following listener questions:

  • How do I focus & contribute when I’m so consumed by current events?
  • How do I deal with colossal failure and set myself up for success?
  • How did overcoming substance abuse change your mindset on fitness & life?

Thank you to Kevin from St. Louis, John from the Sierra Nevada, and Sarah from Phoenix 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 our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

It’s good to be back!

Peace + Plants,

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Roll On: Merchants Of Chaos

Roll On: Merchants Of Chaos