Roll On: Merchants Of Chaos
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.
It’s good to be back!
Peace + Plants,
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- Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | Twitter
- New York Times: How Climbers Reached the Summit of K2 in Winter for the First Timeby Adam Skolnick
- Feels Good Man: Website | Apple+ | Amazon
- RRP 576: Feels Good Man: Arthur Jones & Giorgio Angelini
- Politico: The Education of Josh Hawley
- The Kansas City Star: What GOP primary? Josh Hawley focusing U.S. Senate bid ‘100 percent’ on McCaskill
- Business Insider: GOP Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column in defense of militia members in the wake of Oklahoma City bombing when he was 15
- Business Insider: Elon Musk led a bizarre interview with Robinhood’s CEO, quizzing him about last week’s GameStop stock drama
- Deadline: MGM Lands Rights To Ben Mezrich’s Book Proposal ‘The Antisocial Network’; Would Chronicle Recent Wall Street-GameStop Chaos
- Deadline: Netflix Finalizing GameStop Stock Movie Package; Mark Boal In Talks To Write, Noah Centineo Attached, Scott Galloway To Consult
- New York Times: The GameStop Reckoning Was a Long Time Coming
- New York Times: The Misfits Shaking Wall Street
- New York Times: The Science of Reasoning With Unreasonable People
- CNET: Reddit still wants to send AMC, GameStop stock to the moon. Here’s how and what’s next
- New York Magazine: An Elegant Revolution Followed by Slaughter
- The Verge: David Lynch’s video weather reports from his bunker are surprisingly soothing
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