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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

Jessica Lahey: The Addiction Inoculation

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 260 views
  • 5 months ago
  • 02:15:08

How do we equip kids with the tools they need to avoid substance abuse? How can we identify a teen who is at risk? And what can be done to prevent our young ones from developing dependency issues?Every parent is haunted by these questions, myself included. To get answers, I did what you do when you host a podcast—I turn to the experts. Meet Jessica Lahey.Returning for her second appearance on the show, Jess is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a J.D. concentrating on juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina. She’s an English and writing teacher, a commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Best known as the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure—a non-negotiable must read for every parent and the focus of our first podcast (RRP #282)—Jess also co-hosts the popular #AmWriting podcast alongside fellow podcast alum KJ Dell’Antonia (RRP #396). But the primary focus of today’s discussion is her hot off the press second book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence.This is a conversation about how to have those difficult conversations with your kids about alcoholism and drug addiction.It’s about how to effectively guide our young ones through the perils of substance exploration, dependency, and abuse.And most of all, it’s about arming parents with invaluable, evidence-based strategies and practical tools helpful in raising, supporting, and educating resilient, addiction-resistant children.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.As someone who has done battle with the demons of alcoholism, and as a dad of four delicately parenting two teens, this terrain isn’t just a useful lens on developmental psychology, it’s of particular personal pertinence.Whether or not you’re a parent, chances are there’s at least one young person in your life currently in jeopardy for substance dependence. It’s thus incumbent upon all of us to better understand the nature of that risk—and how to effectively guide the young ones among us towards safe harbor.May this conversation serve that purpose—because Jess understands the delicate nature of this dynamic better than anyone I know.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life with guided meditations, sleep stories, and more. 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!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 get 25% off a Blinkist Premium membership at blinkist.com/richrollTen Thousand: The world’s most durable training shorts, built for your needs and designed for performance. Packed with tech features like anti-chafe, anti-odor, and no-bounce phone pockets, these are hands down the best training shorts I’ve ever worn. Save 20% OFF your first pair with the promo code “RICHROLL” at tenthousand.ccVivobarefoot is on a mission to make perfect footwear for humans and the planet, with a great range of shoes for kids and adults, and for every activity from hiking to training and daily wear. Wearing barefoot shoes is a profound transformation. To reconnect with natural movement, go to vivobarefoot.com/richroll and use the code RICHROLL to get 20% off your 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 NOTESConnect with Jessica: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookPodcast: #AmWritingBook: The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of DependenceBook: The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can SucceedThe Wall Street Journal: How to Talk to Your Child About Drugs and AlcoholThe Atlantic: Stories by Jessica LaheyThe New York Times: How to Help Your Child Succeed at SchoolThe New York Times: Teenagers, Dealing With Addiction, on What Might Have HelpedThe Washington Post: Fewer teens are drinking. But a group of pediatricians is begging parents to be vigilant.The Washington Post: Back to school in a pandemic: A guide to all the factors keeping parents and educators up at nightThe Washington Post: My third-grader was remote learning in a pandemic. I wasn’t going to worry about a C- in PE.The Boston Globe: 4 ways families can find silver linings from this terrible pandemic yearFor 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".Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; 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.

Jessica Lahey on Preventing Substance Abuse in Kids

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 270 views
  • 5 months ago
  • 02:15:08

How do we equip kids with the tools they need to avoid substance abuse? How can we identify a teen who is at risk? And what can be done to prevent our young ones from developing dependency issues?Every parent is haunted by these questions, myself included. To get answers, I did what you do when you host a podcast—I turn to the experts. Meet Jessica Lahey.Returning for her second appearance on the show, Jess is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a J.D. concentrating on juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina. She’s an English and writing teacher, a commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Best known as the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure—a non-negotiable must read for every parent and the focus of our first podcast (RRP #282)—Jess also co-hosts the popular #AmWriting podcast alongside fellow podcast alum KJ Dell’Antonia (RRP #396). But the primary focus of today’s discussion is her hot off the press second book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence.This is a conversation about how to have those difficult conversations with your kids about alcoholism and drug addiction.It’s about how to effectively guide our young ones through the perils of substance exploration, dependency, and abuse.And most of all, it’s about arming parents with invaluable, evidence-based strategies and practical tools helpful in raising, supporting, and educating resilient, addiction-resistant children.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.As someone who has done battle with the demons of alcoholism, and as a dad of four delicately parenting two teens, this terrain isn’t just a useful lens on developmental psychology, it’s of particular personal pertinence.Whether or not you’re a parent, chances are there’s at least one young person in your life currently in jeopardy for substance dependence. It’s thus incumbent upon all of us to better understand the nature of that risk—and how to effectively guide the young ones among us towards safe harbor.May this conversation serve that purpose—because Jess understands the delicate nature of this dynamic better than anyone I know.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life with guided meditations, sleep stories, and more. 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!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 get 25% off a Blinkist Premium membership at blinkist.com/richrollTen Thousand: The world’s most durable training shorts, built for your needs and designed for performance. Packed with tech features like anti-chafe, anti-odor, and no-bounce phone pockets, these are hands down the best training shorts I’ve ever worn. Save 20% OFF your first pair with the promo code “RICHROLL” at tenthousand.ccVivobarefoot is on a mission to make perfect footwear for humans and the planet, with a great range of shoes for kids and adults, and for every activity from hiking to training and daily wear. Wearing barefoot shoes is a profound transformation. To reconnect with natural movement, go to vivobarefoot.com/richroll and use the code RICHROLL to get 20% off your 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 NOTESConnect with Jessica: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookPodcast: #AmWritingBook: The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of DependenceBook: The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can SucceedThe Wall Street Journal: How to Talk to Your Child About Drugs and AlcoholThe Atlantic: Stories by Jessica LaheyThe New York Times: How to Help Your Child Succeed at SchoolThe New York Times: Teenagers, Dealing With Addiction, on What Might Have HelpedThe Washington Post: Fewer teens are drinking. But a group of pediatricians is begging parents to be vigilant.The Washington Post: Back to school in a pandemic: A guide to all the factors keeping parents and educators up at nightThe Washington Post: My third-grader was remote learning in a pandemic. I wasn’t going to worry about a C- in PE.The Boston Globe: 4 ways families can find silver linings from this terrible pandemic yearFor 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".Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; 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.

Roll On: Decaying Seas, Lost Hills & Gun Madness

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 270 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 02:15:36

How do we end gun violence in America? What can we do to stop marine destruction? How do we untangle masculinity and meat-eating? Plus, we need to talk about that murder in Malibu Creek State Park, Rich’s backyard trail paradise.Welcome to another edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein myself and the always congenial and ponderous Adam Skolnick chew on matters of the day in a manner that is instructive and possibly even entertaining. As always, we share good news and bad. We do a bit of show and tell. And we answer your questions.Aside from serving as my bi-monthly sidecar hype-beast, Adam Skolnick is an activist and veteran journalist best known as David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me, co-author. Adam writes 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 using the ‘new dad’ excuse to avoid working on his novel.Topics explored in today’s conversation include:the nuances of Zone 2 training & weightlifting;an update on the Iron Cowboy’s ‘Conquer 100’ challenge;the beginning of the Derek Chauvin trial & how to change public safety;mass shootings & the repercussions of America’s gun obsession;the new documentary ‘Seaspiracy’;the new podcast ‘Lost Hills’; andRobbie Balanger’s Central Park Loop FKT.In addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you manage relationships when your values change?How do we break the stereotype that meat-eating is masculine?How can we deconstruct masculinity and see vulnerability as a strength?Thank you to Kumaran from South Africa, Casey from Austin, and Cindy from New Hampshire 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.Hat & T-Shirt Giveaway: To enter our giveaway: (1) subscribe to the Rich Roll Podcast YouTube channel; (2) share one of your fave YouTube episodes on social media; (3) screenshot it along with your subscription confirmation; and (4) send it to info@richroll.com.To read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors: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. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.Joovv: Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv light therapy. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals at Joovv.com/RICHROLL. You’ll see a unique code that will provide a discount on your device, exclusions apply. Happy Joovvin’!Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% on your first purchase 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 WHOOP.SHOW NOTES:Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterYouTube: Rich Roll Podcast Clips ChannelJames Lawernce: @ironcowboyjamesBook: Why We Sleep by Matthew WalkerNew York Times: Ten Months After George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Residents Are at War Over PolicingThe Verge: The New York Times just sold an NFT for more than half a million dollarsNew York Times: Boulder Shooting Survivors Describe ‘Listening to Him Kill Everyone You Know’New York Times: The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta ShootingsNew York Times: What to Know About the Atlanta Spa ShootingsNew York Times: We’ve Spent Over a Decade Researching Guns in America. This Is What We Learned.New York Times: How to Reduce ShootingsNew York Times: Why Does the U.S. Have So Many Mass Shootings? Research Is Clear: Guns.Playboy: Who Puts Guns In The Movies?NIH: What Do We Know About the Association Between Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Injuries?BC: How the NRA Rewrote the Second AmendmentNetflix: SeaspiracyHBO: Q: Into The StormPodcast: Lost HillsPodcast: ‘Lost Hills’ Investigates Mysterious Malibu Campground MurderFKT: Robbie Balenger – Central Park Loop ChallengeHellah Sidibe: @hellahgood9Liquid Death: ShopAlexey Molchanov & Freediving: @alexeymolchanovI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Alex Honnold On The Responsibility of Adventure, Olympic Climbing & Reversing Climate Change

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 360 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:53:34

With great adventure comes great responsibility. It’s not enough to simply appreciate our natural world—we must also protect it. Preserve it. Regenerate it. All of us. And with our full attention.No one embodies this ethos quite like Alex Honnold.Renowned adventurer and global icon of athletic mastery, Alex is widely recognized for his death-defying ropeless ascent of El Capitan—a 3,600-foot sheer vertical rock face he climbed without a harness or any protective gear whatsoever. It was a feat that stunned the world. Landed it’s cinematic document Free Solo an Oscar. And cemented this unique and compelling individual as one of the greatest athletes of all time.While our conversation back in 2018 covered this incredible accomplishment, much has transpired in Alex’s life since the whole Free Solo affair. So this conversation takes a different tack, exploring a different side of Alex. We steer clear of the more well-trod terrain and topics he has exhaustively fielded at this point and instead venture into new life experiences and other interests post-Free Solo: Alex as storyteller, podcast host, climbing historian, environmentalist, activist, husband, and more.The crux of today’s exchange is Alex’s environmental work with The Honnold Foundation.The impact he’s made thus far. He’s intentions for the future. And the steps he intends to pursue to help reverse environmental degradation: the greatest existential threat to life on Earth.We talk about the challenges of combating the climate crisis and why his current passion is solar and renewable energy.We also discuss his new turn as a podcaster, co-hosting the newly released Climbing Gold, a special miniseries of climbing-centric stories that explore the past, present, and future of the sport. In addition, Alex shares some insight into climbing’s debut at the Tokyo Olympics.But overall, the most important lesson Alex imparts is the responsibility of the adventurer. To be a climber, skier, cyclist, runner, or outdoor enthusiast, you must also be an environmental steward—and take personal action to preserve and sustain nature’s finite offerings.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Alex is wise, remarkable, and someone I deeply admire. My hope is that this conversation will inspire you to think more deeply about how you can positively impact the world we all share.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsFour Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious organic, Fair-Trade, single-origin Arabica mushroom coffee made with only the highest quality adaptogens like Lion’s Mane and Chaga. Visit foursigmatic.com/roll and get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on Mushroom Coffee bundles.ROKA: 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 frames. Visit roka.com and enter code RichRoll for 20% off.Navitas Organics: Fine purveyors of delicious organic superfoods on a mission to forge a better world by supporting organic farmers & plant-focused lifestyles. For a limited time, get  30% off your entire order by visiting navitasorganics.com/richroll.Boll & Branch: The first honest and transparent bedding company that only uses sustainable and responsible methods of sourcing and manufacturing. Go to BollandBranch.com today for 15% off your first set of the softest sheets in the universe when you use promo 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 Alex:  Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTubePodcast: Climbing GoldHonnold Foundation: Supporting solar energy for a more equitable worldHonnold Foundation: 2020 Impact ReportFree Solo: WatchAlex’s book: Alone On The Wall*NY Times: The Heart-Stopping Climbs of Alex HonnoldNational Geographic: Alex Honnold Isn’t Fearless – He Just Accepts DeathNational Geographic: Exclusive: Climber Completes the Most Dangerous Rope-Free Ascent EverClimbing: Alex Honnold: Climate Change Is Urgent, We Need to Decrease Extraction NowDeadline: ‘Free Solo’ Star Alex Honnold Launches Climbing PodcastTokyo 2020: Sport ClimbingNational Geographic: Rock climbing will be a 2020 Olympic sport. Here’s what to expect.The Washington Post: Everything you need to know about the Tokyo OlympicsClimbing: Olympic Climbing 101: Everything You Need to Know About Climbing at the 2021 Tokyo OlympicsClimbing: A Guide to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Climbing FormatOCN: Rock-Climbing Broomfield Teen to Represent US in Tokyo OlympicsOlympic Channel: Olympic sport climbing at Tokyo 2020: Top five things to knowForbes: Report: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Will Go Ahead But Foreign Visitors Will Be BannedLaughing Place: National Geographic’s “Explorer” Series to Embark on Groundbreaking Scientific ExpeditionsRed Bull: This is how El Capitan’s legendary speed climbing record has tumbledRed Bull: Alex Honnold on the life lessons that followed Free SoloRock And Ice: Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell’s “Nose” Speed Record (1:58:07)Rock And Ice: Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell Complete New 17-Peak, 35-Mile Linkup in Rocky Mountain National ParkOut There: Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell complete massive feat in Colorado mountainsCNN: Rock climber speaks to Cooper about staying active in pandemicNPR: Emily Harrington Is 1st Woman To Free-Climb El Capitan’s Golden Gate Route In 1 DayFor 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".Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; 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.

Julie Piatt: Know Thyself

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 340 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:38:42

As a reminder that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, it’s time to reconnect with matters ethereal and divine.Enter Julie Piatt, prophetess of all things metaphysical, returning for another swim in the holy tides of matters otherworldly.Longtime listeners are well acquainted with the one who goes by SriMati—my in-house spiritual guru and better half. A human who is very good at many things, Julie is an accomplished yogi, healer, musician, chef, and mom to our four children. She’s also the bestselling author of three vegan cookbooks. She hosts the For The Life of Me podcast. She lords over Water Tiger, her online spiritual community. And she’s the CEO and ‘Mother Arc’ of SriMu, the best plant-based cheese in the known universe.Over the years, Julie has been a recurring source of spiritual wisdom on the podcast, dropping many a pearl on everything from parenting and creativity, to navigating conflict, managing relationships, dealing with financial hardship, and many other subjects.Today’s microphone communion with Julie is many things.It’s a dissection of our relationship within a global pandemic—and the powerful lessons we’ve learned throughout the year.And it holds exciting updates from SriMu and forthcoming offerings from Julie.But most of all, this is a conversation about the importance of knowing thyself. The transformative power of owning and standing in your truth. The courage it takes to face what you’re hiding (or hiding from). Finding peace through meditation and ritual. And forming a sacred relationship with yourself — while holding vision and space for the best in others.To read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Let’s take this wavelength higher, shall we?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. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.Indeed delivers 4x more hires than all other job sites combined, so you can meet and hire great people faster. There are no long-term contracts and Indeed gives you full control so you only pay for what you need. Listeners can get a FREE SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR CREDIT to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/RICHROLL Offer is valid through March 31st. Terms and conditions apply.Daily 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 $25 off your first box.quip: Gum that’s good for you, fun to chew, and easy to share. Quip’s sugar-free cavity-fighting gum supports good oral health with a long-lasting minty flavor. Pair it with a quip Electric Toothbrush, Refillable Floss, and more great products. Get a FREE quip gum dispenser with any refill plan at getquip.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 Julie: SriMati.com | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookPlantpower Meal Planner: meals.richroll.comSriMu Artisanal ‘Not Cheese’: SriMu.comJulie’s Book: This Cheese Is NutsJulie’s Podcast: For The Life of MeJulie’s Music: SriMatiJulie’s Jai Yoga Foundational SeriesRich and Julie’s Cookbooks: The Plantpower Way & The Plantpower Way: ItaliaNew York Times: Vegans Go GlamMindBodyGreen: Julie Piatt On How She Stayed Sane Through A Bankruptcy ScareNine: How to convert to a plant-based diet (without crawling back to meat)Book: Architecture Is A Social ActBook: Radiant RestNo Time To Waste Podcast: The King Of Transformation Rich RollGoFundMe: Hopi facing spiritual extinction due to Covid and in need of water – Please help!AZ Central: ‘We need water to survive’: Hopi Tribe pushes for solutions in long struggle for water*Since the recording of this episode, Oatly has received considerable backlash given the integrity of their investor, Blackstone.Related Podcasts:RRP #506 Taking care in The Time of CoronavirusRRP #485 Julie Piatt on Seeing the Divinity in EverythingRRP #465: Keep Evolving: Julie Piatt ReturnsRRP #387: The Power Of Ceremony And Ritual With Julie PiattRRP #361: AMORE! Rich & Julie On Relationships — Plus Italian Cuisine 2.0RRP #295: Ditching Dairy: The Doyenne Of Vegan Cuisine On Food As A Portal For TransformationRRP #254: How To Build An Authentic Brand with Julie PiattRRP #200: Let’s Talk About Death with Julie PiattRRP #333: How To Build A Conscious Relationship with Julie PiattRRP #343: Creative Partnerships with Julie PiattFor 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".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 Ali Rogers; Interstitial music by SriMati Music 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.

Optimize Your Brain: Team Sherzai On Fighting Cognitive Decline With Nutrition & Lifestyle

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 580 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 02:28:04

Alzheimer’s isn’t a genetic inevitability. A diagnosis need not come with a death sentence. In fact, many things can be done to prevent & ameliorate cognitive decline. So let’s talk about it.Today we dive deep into brain health. More specifically, how you can maintain and optimize your cognitive functionality and take an insurance policy out against succumbing to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.Our guides for this exploration are husband and wife neurology duo Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, returning for a second turn on the podcast (if you missed it, RRP #330 is a must-listen).Affectionately known as Team Sherzai, Ayesha & Dean are the highly credentialed co-directors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where they study all things brain health, with a particular focus on lifestyle interventions to prevent cognitive decline and neurodegeneration.Because Alzheimer’s currently afflicts over 40 million people worldwide, I’m willing to bet most of you are directly or indirectly impacted by this affliction.The bad news is that there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s. And incidence is predicted to triple by 2050.What most don’t realize, however, is that 90% of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented.In fact, through simple diet and lifestyle changes, the Sherzai’s have experienced remarkable success in both preventing and significantly reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, dementia and cognitive decline in many of their patients, adding vibrant years to their lives.The science behind dementia, the non-interventional means to optimize brain health, and the many strategies to prevent cognitive decline are robustly explored in The Alzheimer’s Solution (the focus of our first podcast) and the Sherzai’s latest book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution.The solution might surprise you. It’s not due to a breakthrough in surgical procedures. It’s not the result of new pharmaceutical trials. It’s about food. Exercise. Restorative sleep. Community. And maintaining a life of purpose.Dr. Dean Sherzai, M.D., PhD., completed his medical and neurology residencies at Georgetown University with a subsequent fellowship in neurodegenerative diseases at the National Institutes of Health, followed by a second fellowship in Dementia and Geriatrics at the University of California, San Diego. He also holds two Masters Degrees; in advanced sciences at UCSD and a Masters in public health from Loma Linda University, received his Ph.D. in Healthcare leadership at Loma Linda/Andrews University and completed the executive leadership program at Harvard Business School.Dr. Ayesha Sherzai, M.D., finished two residencies at Loma Linda University; preventive medicine and neurology. She also holds a master’s in advanced sciences from UCSD. Subsequent to completing her residency Dr. Sherzai completed a fellowship in vascular neurology from Columbia University, and is currently enrolled to finish a PhD in women’s leadership. Ayesha also has a culinary degree, giving her a unique understanding of nutrition as a powerful tool for disease prevention.and now teaches large populations how to make tasty, easy, and healthy food for their brain health.Specific topics discussed today include:how the Sherzai’s are raising child geniuseshow COVID is devastating the Alzheimer’s communitythe latest science on brain health & cognition‘NEURO’ lifestyle interventions to promote brain healththe importance of Omega-3 fatty acids for brain healththe impact of a keto diet on brain healththe impact of a whole food plant-based diet on brain healthhow exercise enhances brain healththe importance of restorative restthe interior experience of suffering from Alzheimer’sthe total cost of Alzheimer’svascular health, amyloids, inflammation and stroke; andthe role genetics play in developing dementiaTo read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Break out a pen and paper because this one is dense, in-depth and potentially life-altering.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors: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. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll to get a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.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, On is 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.Audible: Audible has everything you love to listen to—all in one place. With an Audible membership, you can download titles and listen offline, anytime, anywhere. The app is free, and you can listen across devices without losing your spot. Audible is your playlist for life. New members can try it out for free for 30 days at audible.com/richroll or text RICHROLL to 500-500. Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% on your first purchase at checkout when you visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.SHOW NOTES:Team Sherzai: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTubeBook: The Alzheimer’s SolutionBook: The 30-Day Alzheimer’s SolutionBook: Walk Like An ElephantNEURO: The NEURO PlanLoma Linda Univ.: The Fight Against Alzheimer’sForbes: How To Keep Your Brain Healthy At Any Age, According To NeurologistsBarron’s: The Other Pandemic: What to Do About the Coming Alzheimer’s CrisisPR: ‘The Science Kids’Everyday Health: COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Rise in Alzheimer’s DeathsYouTube: Plant Paradox: Science or confirmation bias? by Team SherzaiThe Times: Do this couple have the cure for Alzheimer’s disease?Daily Mail: How to beat Alzheimer’s: Neurologists devise a plan to protect yourself and even reverse early symptomsBlue Zones: Researchers Say Most Alzheimer’s Disease Cases Are Preventable – Find Out HowObserver: Can Exercise, a Low-Salt Diet and Meditation Stave Off Alzheimer’s Disease?Byrdie: Understanding the Proven Link Between Exercise and SleepMindBodyGreen: Neurologist-Approved Ways To Combat Cognitive Decline In Your 20s, 30s, 40s & BeyondI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. 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Roll On: Owning The Matrix

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 300 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:57:54

Cryptocurrency. Blockchain. Digital trading cards. Burnt Bansky & NFTs. And of course, flying cats with pop tart bodies.These are just a few of many internet developments dissected in today’s edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein Adam Skolnick and I usher you into the digital age with droll repartee, raillery, and shrewd observations on concepts, issues, and matters relevant and whimsical. We share good news and bad. We perform a bit of show and tell. We banter and blather. And as always, we answer your questions.Aside from serving as my cogitative, neighborly, and magnanimous sidecar hype-beast, Adam Skolnick is an activist and veteran journalist best known as David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me, co-author. Adam writes 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 using the ‘new dad’ excuse to avoid working on his novel.Other topics we explore in today’s conversation include:Adam and Jason’s 4 x 4 x 48 Goggins’ challenge recap;an update on the Iron Cowboy’s ‘Conquer 100’ challenge;Rich’s new cold plunge routine;NFTs and the way the internet is upending finance;Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the future of digital assets; andthe nuanced ways in which human beings are becoming human avatars.In addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you stay motivated in your fitness journey?How can you be a lighthouse of conscious living for your children?What are the best ways to prepare for high-altitude endurance races?Thank you to Will from Portland, Oregon, Tanya from Lucerne, Switzerland, and Christopher from Boston, Massachusetts 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.To read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:ROKA: 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 frames. Visit roka.com and enter code RichRoll for 20% off.Calm: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life with guided meditations, sleep stories, and more. 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!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.Seed: Stewarding the future of how we will use bacteria to restore and sustain human and planetary health, Seed’s DS-01TM Daily Synbiotic combines 24 clinically-verified and naturally-occurring, probiotic strains with plant-based prebiotics. Visit seed.com/RICHROLL to learn more.SHOW NOTES:Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterYouTube: Rich Roll Podcast Clips ChannelDavid Goggins: 4x4x48 ChallengeJames Lawernce: @theironcowboyClimbing: Alex Honnold Announces New Podcast Climbing GoldThe Cold Plunge: AboutNew York Times: For Creators, Everything Is for SaleNew York Times: JPG File Sells for $69 Million, as ‘NFT Mania’ Gathers PaceNew York Times: The $69 Million Beeple NFT Was Bought With CryptocurrencyNew York Times: What Are NFTs, Anyway? One Just Sold for $69 Million.New York Times: Beeple Has Won. Here’s What We’ve Lost.New York Times: From Crypto Art to Trading Cards, Investment Manias AboundNew York Times: Why an Animated Flying Cat With a Pop-Tart Body Sold for Almost $600,000Foundation App: AuctionVox: NFTs, the digital bits of anything that sell for millions of dollars, explainedThe Verge: NFTs, explainedSeth’s Blog: NFTs are a dangerous trapCoindesk: Banksy Work Physically Burned and Digitized as NFT in Art-World FirstYouTube: Authentic Banksy Art Burning Ceremony (NFT)Memo Akten: The Unreasonable Ecological Cost of #CryptoArt (Part 1)Erik Trautman: A response to Seth Godin on NFTsIEEE Spectrum: Ethereum Plans to Cut Its Absurd Energy Consumption by 99 PercentTubeFilter: Logan Paul Sells $5 Million Worth Of NFTs Ahead Of His Pokémon Box BreakTop Shot: Own The Best Moments From NBA HistoryOpenSea: Original Banksy MoronsTrain Right: Do Altitude Training Masks Work for Endurance Athletes?I'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love 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. 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Unwinding Anxiety With Dr. Jud Brewer

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 540 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:53:40

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a perilous global moment that has indelibly changed all our lives. As we approach the one-year anniversary of societal shut-down, I find it opportune to reflect on how we are reacting, responding and adapting to it—for better or worse.In other words: How is your anxiety level? What habits, good or bad, have you formed in these past 12 months to cope with the insanity and uncertainty of having life upended and placed on indefinite hold? And most importantly—how are these habits serving or not serving you?I posit these questions as context for today’s conversation with my friend Dr. Jud Brewer—a psychiatrist and neuroscientist specializing in habit change who has extensively studied anxiety, and what science tells us about how we can break the cycle of fear and worry that affect all of us to some degree or another.Dr. Jud is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center, a research affiliate at MIT, and an associate professor in Behavioral and Social Sciences and Psychiatry at the Schools of Public Health & Medicine at Brown University. You might have stumbled upon his TED talk, A simple way to break a bad habit (which has racked in 16+ millions of views) or caught him on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper. He’s also been featured in TIME magazine, NPR, Forbes and many other places.Our previous conversation (RRP 471) focused on addiction and how mindfulness can help us break bad habits. Today we extend that exploration to Dr. Jud’s latest book Unwinding Anxiety—an evidence-backed primer on understanding what causes everything from mild unease to full-blown panic, the relationship between anxiety and addiction, and the many ways we can actually train our minds to feel, perform and live better.This exchange provides actionable steps to help you uproot stress. Break habit loops. And end the cycle of fear-based decision-making. Most importantly perhaps, you will learn how to identify your triggers in order to respond mindfully rather than react impulsively.Dr. Jud is among the very best and brightest at the intersection of neuroscience and habit change — and given that hundreds of millions of people suffer from anxiety, my hope and instinct is that you will find this conversation quite useful.To read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.May Dr. Jud’s words serve, soothe, and inspire.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Joovv: Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv light therapy. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals at Joovv.com/richroll. When you’re there, you’ll see a unique code that will provide a discount on your device, exclusions apply. Happy Joovvin’!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. Visit nativedeo.com/roll or use promo code roll at checkout, and get 20% off your first order.Ritual: Ritual is the multivitamin, reimagined. 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For $200 offALL mattress orders, visit BirchLiving.com/RichRollSHOW NOTES:Dr. Jud Brewer: Website | Twitter | Instagram | YouTubeBook: Unwinding AnxietyProgram: Craving to QuitProgram: Unwinding Anxiety60 Minutes: Anderson Cooper on Mindfulness & AnxietyTED: A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson BrewerNew York Times: Break the coronavirus anxiety cycleThe Wall Street Journal: New Strategies for Calming Your Pandemic AnxietyNPR: How To Get Your Thinking Brain Back OnlineHarvard Business Review: Are You Stuck in the Anxiety-Distraction Feedback Loop?NPR: When The Headlines Won’t Stop, Here’s How To Cope With AnxietyPsychiatry Advisor: Anxiety in the Time of COVID-19: Q&A With Dr Jud BrewerElemental: An Easy Breathing Exercise for When Worry Takes OverI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. 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Roll On: Body Brokers

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 330 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 02:00:00

This is a story of spiritual swindlers. Sober living scammers. Underground insurance fraud. And widespread institutional neglect.In today’s edition of ‘Roll On’, Adam Skolnick and I discuss the rampant corruption incident to unregulated addiction treatment centers—brutal truths brought to light by the new independent film Body Brokers. We share good news and bad. We perform a bit of show and tell. And as always, we answer listener questions.For those new to the podcast, Adam Skolnick is an activist and veteran journalist 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.Some of the many other topics explored in today’s conversation include:an update on Adam’s preparation for the Goggins’ 4 x 4 x 48 challenge;the Iron Cowboy’s ‘Conquer 100’ challenge;gravel cycling & Rich’s Specialized ambassadorship;the new documentary ‘Diving Deep’ and the life of activist Mike deGruy;Barack Obama’s new podcast and the future of the podcasting;the recent rise in Asian hate crime; andLawrence Ferlinghetti’s impact on free speech—and what it means today.In addition, we answer the following listener questions:If you could have a conversation with three luminaries living or dead, who would you choose?How do you make time to pursue ultra-running without disrupting work and family balance?What books, podcasts, and other types of media do you consume?Thank you to Josh from North Carolina, Tara from Long Beach, and Emily from Minneapolis 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.To read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors: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 get 25% off a Blinkist Premium membership at blinkist.com/richrollLMNT: A science-backed electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. The formula is super high-caliber — it’s plant-based with no sugar, fillers, gluten, or sketchy ingredients. Get a FREE LMNT sample pack, which includes 8 packets of LMNTfor just $5 shipping at drinkLMNT.com/RICHROLL.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% on your first purchase at checkout when you visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.Vivobarefoot is on a mission to make perfect footwear for humans and the planet, with a great range of shoes for kids and adults, and for every activity from hiking to training and everyday wear. Wearing barefoot shoes is a profound transformation. To reconnect with natural movement, go to vivobarefoot.com/richroll to get 20% off your order. You’ll receive a unique discount code when you sign up with your email. SHOW NOTES:Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterYouTube: Rich Roll Podcast Clips ChannelDavid Goggins: 4x4x48 ChallengeSufferfest Story: Billy Yang’s 48 Hours Goggins ChallengeFilm: Body BrokersLA Weekly: A drug rehab mogul built an empire that’s now being probed by the FBI, DA, and state of CaliforniaLA Weekly: Rehab mogul Chris Bathum arrestedObserver: John Swab Made ‘Body Brokers’ After He Met Real Drug-Rehab Scam ArtistsThe Fix: Takedown Of “Malibu Rehab Guru” Christopher Bathum Chronicled In Amazon SeriesDaily Beast: The Predatory Malibu Rehab Guru Who Ripped Off ObamacareVox: She wanted addiction treatment. She ended up in the relapse capital of America.Mercury News: How some California drug rehab centers exploit addictionMercury News: Federal agents raid 4 Southern California addiction treatment centersNBC: Rehab Owner Pleads No Contest in Connection With $175 Million Insurance Fraud SchemeSpotify: President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen Join Forces in the New Podcast ‘Renegades: Born in the USA’New York Times: Podcasting Is Booming. Will Hollywood Help or Hurt Its Future?James Lawernce: @theironcowboyFilm: Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruyNew York Times: Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Enduring San FranciscoNew York Times: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet Who Nurtured the Beats, Dies at 101I'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love 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. 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The War of Art: Steven Pressfield

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 340 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 02:14:58

We all experience it. That invisible, self-sabotaging force that lives between you and your most expressed self. Today’s guest calls it ‘Resistance’. He’s cracked how to overcome it—and the process required to birth your best work.Meet author Steven Pressfield—a man who has profoundly impacted my life and how I pursue creative expression.A former Marine, Duke graduate, and journeyman of countless jobs, Steven had been writing in obscurity for three decades before his first published novel became a smash success. Molded on archetypes lifted from the Bhagavad Gita, The Legend of Bagger Vance made it’s way all the way to the big screen, starring Matt Damon and Will Smith.Now revered for his creative prolificacy, Steven has 20 books to his name, including the military novels Tides of War and Gates of Fire, currently on the curriculum at the Naval War College and West Point.More relevant to today’s discourse, Steven has authored some of the most impactful books ever written on the fundamentals of pursuing a creative life. Collectively, The War of Art, Do The Work, and Turning Pro are books I’ve read and make a point to re-read annually. Practical treatises on the human relationship with authentic expression, they provide a disciplined approach to birth the work we were born to create.Steven’s latest offering, A Man At Arms, is a historical novel about the Roman Empire, a reluctant hero, and the rise of Christianity in First Century Jerusalem. Cinematic in it’s sweep, think Gladiator meets The Road Warrior.A personal hero, meeting Steven has always been a dream. Today he shares his story. And it’s everything I hoped it would be.Steven will tell you that creativity isn’t about talent. It’s about discipline. But it’s also about reverence for the mystical—courting The Muse to connect with that inimitable force that breathes beyond our conscious awareness.However, The Muse only shows up when you respect the grind as sacred.An excavation of this process, this conversation is an absolute masterclass on all things creativity, served up with a healthy dose of perseverance, persistence, patience, and the heavy lifting required to eliminate distraction and make manifest the dormant, authentic voice within.It’s also about dispelling the myth that great art is the purview of the chosen few. Or that it comes easy to those so touched.We all have something worthy to say. We can all benefit from learning how to better express our truth.“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”The spirit of this exchange is to empower this ideal.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Final note: Some unfortunate construction noise next door periodically invades the audio dojo. Apologies for the distraction.I hold Steven and his work in the highest regard. My hope is that this conversation will leave you feeling the same.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors: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. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.Calm: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life with guided meditations, sleep stories, and more. 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!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.Boll & Branch: The first honest and transparent bedding company that only uses sustainable and responsible methods of sourcing and manufacturing. Go to BollandBranch.com today for 15% offthe softest sheets in the universe when you use promo coderichroll at checkout.SHOW NOTES:Steven Pressfield: Website | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramBook: A Man at Arms: A NovelCanon: Steven PressfieldMedium: How The Spartans Would Fight COVID-19I'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; Davy Greenberg for portraits, copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Everything Is A Practice: Raghunath Cappo

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 610 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 02:30:03

Replace ego with the eternal. Trade selfishness for service—and self-absorption for unity. Together, let’s explore the spark of divinity that resides within us all.Meet Raghunath Cappo.Punk rock icon. Spiritual warrior. Bhakti yoga devotee.A teen in search of meaning, Ray Cappo fled his suburban Connecticut enclave for New York City—and found community among the misfits of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He fell in love with punk rock, so he started a band and a record label. Success soon followed. By the late 1980’s, Youth of Today had thousands of fans, cementing Ray as a leading voice and trendsetter at the bullseye of hardcore culture.However, a growing existential itch led Ray to call it quits. At just 22, he walked away from his band and label and decamped for India—a spiritual pilgrimage that led him to the holy village of Vrindavan.It was there that Ray fell in love with the wisdom and traditions of Bhakti yoga.It was there that he would remain for the next six years, living as a monk.It was there that Ray became Raghunath.This is the incredible story of a modern day yogi.But it’s also about the search we all go on. The journey for personal meaning beyond the ego. And the quest for universal consequence beyond the material.It’s about the timeless that lives and breathes within all of us—that which is eternal, and past our limited senses.It’s about transcending the illusions that hold us back. What it means to truly devote oneself to greater truth. And the modern day challenges of trudging the path towards higher consciousness.All told, it’s about what it really means to be a spiritual being having a human experience.If you’ve enjoyed my conversations with musicians John Joseph & Toby Morse, spiritual leaders Guru Singh & Radhanath Swami, or modern seekers Andy Puddicombe, Jason Garner & Russell Brand, then I’m confident this will be your jam.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Thank you to Robert Sturman, Perry Julien, Sherry Sutton & Davy Greenberg for the portraits & photo use permission.Let the Jedi Warrior training begin.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors: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.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 and find out how you can get 3 months FREE at expressvpn.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 ROLL at checkout to get 25% off your full-price order.Indeed delivers 4x more hires than all other job sites combined, so you can meet and hire great people faster. There are no long-term contracts and Indeed gives you full control so you only pay for what you need. Listeners can get a FREE SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR CREDIT to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/RICHROLL Offer is valid through March 31st. Terms and conditions apply.SHOW NOTES:Raghunath Cappo: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubePodcast: Wisdom Of The SagesSupersoul Yoga: WebsiteNew York Times: From the Mosh Pit to a Life in BalanceNew York Times: Yoga Teachers Behaving BadlyRolling Stone: Air Jordans, Hockey and Hardcore: How Punk Embraced SportsSonima: The Flight of His LifeOrganic Hudson Valley: Supersoul FarmKerrang: Clean Living And High Thinking: How Hardcore And Hare Krishna Can Work TogetherI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; Thank you to Robert Sturman, Perry Julien, Sherry Sutton & Davy Greenberg for the portraits & photo use permission, copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Like Streams To The Ocean: Jedidiah Jenkins

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 410 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 02:19:12

Today we get esoteric on the things that matter most—ego, family, friendship, love, work, death, and the soul. The value of living an examined life. And how sharing our uniqueness gives glimpse into the universal.Returning for his third appearance on the podcast, our cipher for said exploration is one of my very favorite humans—a former social entrepreneur, human rights activist, and lawyer turned world adventurer, magazine publisher & mystic memoirist.Meet Jedidiah Jenkins.Several years ago, I stumbled across Jedidiah’s Instagram feed. His photos are always great, but it was his prose that altered my state. Enamored by his unique lens on the human condition, he quickly become my favorite follow.Determined to learn more, I invited Jedidiah on the show (RRP #186), wherein he shared insights gleaned from an epic sixteen-month, 10,000-mile bike journey pedaling from Oregon to Patagonia. This conversation remains one of my favorites to date.I then made him promise to return (RRP #395) upon completion of his first book, To Shake The Sleeping Self. A coming-of-age memoir set against the technicolor backdrop of his bicycle adventure, the book went on to become a New York Times bestseller, crowning Jedidiah as a new and compelling literary voice.An exquisite storyteller with an elegant gift for exploring the interior landscape, Jedidiah has continued to mature as a writer. His latest New York Times bestselling flex, Like Streams To The Ocean, is a touching and immersive deconstruction of the things that make us who we are and the decisions that shape our one and only life. His best work to date, it’s a masterclass on leveraging the specifics of one’s experience as a vehicle to better connect with the universal the resides within us all.So here we are again. Me wanting to know more.This conversation isn’t about any one thing. It’s kind of about everything.We discuss the writing process. How to find a voice. And what it means to be an observer of both nature and people.We talk Enneagrams, the commodification of ‘authenticity’, and how to cultivate focus in a distracted world.It’s also about identity. Belonging. Finding meaning in work. And what it means to live a creative life.It’s about the empathy required to find common ground with people of divergent world views. And why cultivating community is critical.But more than anything, this is a meditation on who we are. Why we’re here. And the struggle to glean truth from the intangible.To read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.As brilliant in conversation as he is on the page, I relish our conversations. And this one does not disappoint.Let your love affair with Jedidiah begin!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Daily 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 $25 off your first box.Four Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious organic, Fair-Trade, single-origin Arabica mushroom coffee made with only the highest quality adaptogens like Lion’s Mane and Chaga. Visit foursigmatic.com/roll and get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on Mushroom Coffee bundles. Public 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. 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Visit roka.com and enter code RichRoll for 20% off.SHOW NOTES:Jedidiah Jenkins: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Book: Like Streams to the Ocean: Notes on Ego, Love, and the Things That Make Us Who We AreBook: To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No RegretPodcast: Question The Sel‪f‬Wilderness Magazine: wildernesscollective.comTEDx: How To Slow Down The Passing of Time | Jedidiah JenkinsVimeo: The Thousand year Journey: Oregon To PatagoniaNashville Scene: Jedidiah Jenkins Trades in Cross-Continental Treks to Map a More Personal TerrainThe Do Lectures: Jedidiah Jenkins: Modern Day KerouacWashington Post: 10 Books to Read in 2021The New York Times: The Long Fight to ‘Free Britney’Ruthie Lindsey: AboutTom Shadyac: AboutThe Enneagram Institute: The Nine Enneagram Type DescriptionsI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. 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Roll On: True Endurance

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 320 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 02:09:52

How does one best prepare for a fitness challenge? What is the real value of testing one’s outer limits? And what constitutes true endurance?These are but a few of the questions explored in today’s edition of Roll On, wherein Adam Skolnick and I blather on matters both pertinent and possibly irrelevant. We share good news and bad. We perform some show and tell. And as always, we answer listener questions.For those new to the podcast, Adam Skolnick is an activist and veteran journalist 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.Some of the many topics explored in today’s conversation include:David Goggins’ 4 x 4 x 48 challenge;proper endurance training;what endurance teaches us about ourselves;Rich’s Instagram mask controversy;the rise of Clubhouse and the future of audio talk shows; andWorld Surf League’s ‘We Are One Ocean’ campaignIn addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you release anger and resentment?How do you find a partner with a similar lifestyle and goals (within a pandemic)?What is your leadership philosophy? How do you show up for your team?Thank you to Adam from Santa Monica, Madeleine from Redondo Beach, and Elizabeth from Nanaimo British Columbia 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.To read more and listen click here. You can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors: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 and naturally-occurring, probiotic strains with plant-based prebiotics. Visit seed.com/RICHROLL to learn more.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. Visit nativedeo.com/roll or use promo code roll at checkout, and get 20% off your first order.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.Ritual: Ritual is the multivitamin, reimagined. I take it every morning, and I love that it’s clean, vegan-friendly formula is made with key nutrients in forms your body can actually use—no GMOs, synthetic fillers or other shady extras. You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. That’s why Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit ritual.com/RICHROLL to start your Ritual today.SHOW NOTES:Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterYouTube: Rich Roll Podcast Clips ChannelNew York Times: Silicon Valley’s Safe SpaceNew York Times: Facebook Is Said to Be Building a Product to Compete With ClubhouseVice: The Problem With ClubhouseThe Verge: Apple, Spotify, and the impossible problem of moderating showsAtreyu Running: AboutCherrico Pottery: “Kothon” Spartan Warrior MugsWe Are One Ocean: 30 X 30 PetitionWorld Surf League: We Are One Ocean Q&ADavid Goggins: 4x4x48 Challenge | March 5, 2021Sufferfest Story: Billy Yang’s 48 Hours Goggins ChallengeI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Adam Grant On The Joy of Being Wrong, The Power of Rethinking & The Future of Work

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 440 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 02:03:34

If knowledge is power, knowing what we don’t know is wisdom.Now more than ever, opinions divide us. Meanwhile, our ability to effectively communicate has degraded, fueled by social media algorithms and self-selected information silos that confirm our biases, calcify our world views, and consequently drive us even further apart. As a result we suffer—individually and as a collective.According to today’s guest—an expert in opening other people’s minds—the solution lies in thinking more critically, flexibly and scientifically. It’s about arguing like you’re right but listening like you’re wrong. Bringing curiosity and nuance to charged conversations. And learning how to embrace the joy of being wrong.Meet Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist who specializes in how we can find motivation and meaning in work, and live more generous and creative lives.After graduating from Harvard magna cum laude, Adam completed his master’s degree and Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in just three years. At 28 he became Wharton’s youngest-ever tenured professor, where he has been recognized as the top-rated professor for seven straight years, named one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and listed among Fortune‘s 40 under 40.One of the world’s most-cited, prolific and significant researchers in business and economics, Adam is the author of several New York Times bestselling books that have sold millions of copies and been translated into 35 languages, including Give and Take, Originals, and Option B. His books have been named among the year’s best by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal and praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, Bill and Melinda Gates, Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Kahneman, and Malala Yousafzai. Certain to be another culture-tilting bestseller, Adam’s new book, and the focus of today’s conversation, is  Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know.In addition, Adam’s TED Talks on original thinkers and givers and takers have garnered over 20 million views. And when he’s not writing, teaching, parenting, or consulting on behalf of organizations like Google, the NBA, or the Gates Foundation, he hosts WorkLife, a chart-topping TED original podcast.Equal parts fun and powerful, this conversation is about the importance and power of interpersonal and collective rethinking. We discuss strategies for engaging with others who see the world differently. And what we can learn when we lead not with argumentation but rather with curiosity and humility.In a time of entrenched polarization, Adam creates space for nuance. He teaches us to think critically and carefully. To ask questions. And to hold our views flexibly. He also offers sage advice on work in the time of COVID, when so many people’s professional ecosystems have been turned upside down. My hope is that this exchange encourages you to identify your own biases. Emboldens you to connect more meaningfully with those who see things differently. And inspires you to relish in being wrong.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.It was an honor to hold space with a luminary I have greatly respected from afar. And to make a new friend along the way.May this conversation leave you thinking more critically about your own beliefs—and more empathetically about others’.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors: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.Calm: The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. 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!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, 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.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/RichRollSHOW NOTES:Adam Grant: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the WorldBook: Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to SuccessBook: Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t KnowBook: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding JoyBook: Leif and the FallPodcast: WorkLife with Adam GrantTED: Are You A Giver Or A Taker?TED: The Surprising Habits Of Original ThinkersNY Times: Columns by Adam GrantThe Atlantic: Articles by Adam GrantHarvard Business Review: In the Company of Givers and TakersNew York Times: The Science Of Reasoning With Unreasonable PeopleNew York Times: Articles By Adam GrantINC: Prolific Wharton Professor Adam Grant Doesn’t Worry About Time Management. Here’s What He Does Instead–and So Should YouINC: Want to Stop Procrastinating in 2021? New Research Says Ask Yourself 4 Questions–RepeatedlyInc.: Adam Grant: There Is Such a Thing as Too Much AuthenticityInc.: Why The Best Leaders Love Being WrongInc.: Want to Be More Successful in 2021? Embrace the Power of RethinkingInc.: Prolific Wharton Professor Adam Grant Doesn’t Worry About Time ManagementMarker: Adam Grant Picks 12 Books to Kick Off 2021The Washington Post: Adam Grant says productivity has improved as workers stay homeForbes: 10 Easy Ways To Develop Strong Professional Relationships In A Virtual Working WorldForbes: Is That The Best Solution? ‘Think Again’ Says Adam GrantOZY: Adam Grant’s Philosophy Of GivingWBUR: Teaching Your Kids Kindness May Help Them Succeed Later In LifeI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. 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Alexi Pappas Is Bravey

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 490 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 02:39:36

What happens when you have two very big but different dreams vying for your focus? Do you choose one? Or do you risk it all to pursue both?This was the dilemma faced by today’s guest—a woman who knows a thing or two about what it takes to execute at the highest level.Meet Alexi Pappas—Olympic athlete. Award-winning writer. Filmmaker. And so much more.An extraordinary runner, Alexi set the Greek national record in the 10,000-meters and competed for Greece at the 2016 Olympic Games. An equally noteworthy artist, her words have graced the pages of The New York Times, Runner’s World, Women’s Running Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic, and Outside.Not enough? In the exact same year she competed in the Olympics, she also co-wrote, co-directed, and starred alongside Rachel Dratch in Tracktown, her first feature film. Executing on just one of these goals is an exceptional accomplishment. Doing both in parallel is downright superhuman.More recently, Alexi co-wrote and starred alongside Nick Kroll in Olympic Dreams, the first non-documentary-style movie to ever be filmed at the actual Olympic Games.Profiled in every major publication from Sports Illustrated to Rolling Stone, my interest was recently piqued by an amazing New York Times OpDoc (produced by friend of the pod Lindsay Crouse), which poignantly portrays the emotional toll of chasing an Olympic dream.In her excellent new memoir Bravey, Alexi dives deeper. An exuberant and unflinching primer on the struggle of self-actualization, it’s the beautiful story of surviving trauma and navigating disparate dreams—filmmaking and athletics—in competition for her attention. Why she refused to pick just one lane. And how, setbacks and deep lows aside, Alexi ultimately succeeds at both.How is possible that this human is so good at so many things simultaneously? And what is the cost (if any) of setting the bar so high?I needed to know more.This is a conversation about the courage required to blaze your own path. It’s about self-belief. And it’s about setting audacious goals and how to work towards them.It’s also about depression, loss and sacrifice.It’s about the intersection of athletics and art. And how to prioritize synergy over balance.But more than anything, this is about what Alexi calls being bravey.In Alexi’s case, trauma helped fuel her success. But it was in healing that trauma that she learned to thrive—and find the joy in the journey.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.This one’s for all the Braveys and soon-to-become Braveys seeking to replace can’t with maybe.Alexi is my new favorite person. Tune in and discover why.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Joovv: Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv light therapy. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals at Joovv.com/richroll. Use that URL and when you’re there you’ll see a unique code that will give you a free gift with your purchase. Exclusions apply, limited time only.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% on your first purchase at checkout when you visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.Navitas Organics: Fine purveyors of delicious organic superfoods on a mission to forge a better world by supporting organic farmers & plant-focused lifestyles. For a limited time, get  30% off your entire order by visiting navitasorganics.com/richrollLMNT: A science-backed electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. The formula is super high-caliber — it’s plant-based with no sugar, fillers, gluten, or sketchy ingredients. Get a FREE LMNT sample pack, which includes 8 packets of LMNTfor just $5 shipping. Go to: drinkLMNT.com/RICHROLL.SHOW NOTES:Alexi Pappas: Website | Instagram | TwitterBook: BraveyIMDB: Alexi PappasNYT OpDocs: I Achieved My Wildest Dreams. Then Depression Hit.NY Times: Alexi Pappas Veers Far From Her LaneRolling Stone: Inside the Fascinating Mind of Olympic Runner Alexi PappasSports Illustrated: Running Is the Outlet That Unites Us All During the Coronavirus CrisisFilm: TracktownFilm: Olympic DreamsCNN: Filmmaker and elite marathon runner, Alexi Pappas wants to make sure ‘the complete person is happening’CNN: The Olympic distance runner who writes and stars in her own filmsESPN: Alexi Pappas, a track athlete and filmmaker, stars in the first movie to be shot in the Olympic VillageThe Atlantic: I’ve Been Training for the Olympics, and Pushing the Games Back Was the Right CallRunner’s World: Alexi Pappas Shares How She Fueled for a Huge PR in HoustonVariety: Film Review: ‘Olympic Dreams’I'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by JoAnna Forsythe, Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. 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Alexi Papas Is Bravey

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 280 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 02:39:36

What happens when you have two very big but different dreams vying for your focus? Do you choose one? Or do you risk it all to pursue both?This was the dilemma faced by today’s guest—a woman who knows a thing or two about what it takes to execute at the highest level.Meet Alexi Pappas—Olympic athlete. Award-winning writer. Filmmaker. And so much more.An extraordinary runner, Alexi set the Greek national record in the 10,000-meters and competed for Greece at the 2016 Olympic Games. An equally noteworthy artist, her words have graced the pages of The New York Times, Runner’s World, Women’s Running Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic, and Outside.Not enough? In the exact same year she competed in the Olympics, she also co-wrote, co-directed, and starred alongside Rachel Dratch in Tracktown, her first feature film. Executing on just one of these goals is an exceptional accomplishment. Doing both in parallel is downright superhuman.More recently, Alexi co-wrote and starred alongside Nick Kroll in Olympic Dreams, the first non-documentary-style movie to ever be filmed at the actual Olympic Games.Profiled in every major publication from Sports Illustrated to Rolling Stone, my interest was recently piqued by an amazing New York Times OpDoc (produced by friend of the pod Lindsay Crouse), which poignantly portrays the emotional toll of chasing an Olympic dream.In her excellent new memoir Bravey, Alexi dives deeper. An exuberant and unflinching primer on the struggle of self-actualization, it’s the beautiful story of surviving trauma and navigating disparate dreams—filmmaking and athletics—in competition for her attention. Why she refused to pick just one lane. And how, setbacks and deep lows aside, Alexi ultimately succeeds at both.How is possible that this human is so good at so many things simultaneously? And what is the cost (if any) of setting the bar so high?I needed to know more.This is a conversation about the courage required to blaze your own path. It’s about self-belief. And it’s about setting audacious goals and how to work towards them.It’s also about depression, loss and sacrifice.It’s about the intersection of athletics and art. And how to prioritize synergy over balance.But more than anything, this is about what Alexi calls being bravey.In Alexi’s case, trauma helped fuel her success. But it was in healing that trauma that she learned to thrive—and find the joy in the journey.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.This one’s for all the Braveys and soon-to-become Braveys seeking to replace can’t with maybe.Alexi is my new favorite person. Tune in and discover why.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Joovv: Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv light therapy. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals at Joovv.com/richroll. Use that URL and when you’re there you’ll see a unique code that will give you a free gift with your purchase. Exclusions apply, limited time only.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% on your first purchase at checkout when you visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.Navitas Organics: Fine purveyors of delicious organic superfoods on a mission to forge a better world by supporting organic farmers & plant-focused lifestyles. For a limited time, get  30% off your entire order by visiting navitasorganics.com/richrollLMNT: A science-backed electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. The formula is super high-caliber — it’s plant-based with no sugar, fillers, gluten, or sketchy ingredients. Get a FREE LMNT sample pack, which includes 8 packets of LMNTfor just $5 shipping. Go to: drinkLMNT.com/RICHROLL.SHOW NOTES:Alexi Pappas: Website | Instagram | TwitterBook: BraveyIMDB: Alexi PappasNYT OpDocs: I Achieved My Wildest Dreams. Then Depression Hit.NY Times: Alexi Pappas Veers Far From Her LaneRolling Stone: Inside the Fascinating Mind of Olympic Runner Alexi PappasSports Illustrated: Running Is the Outlet That Unites Us All During the Coronavirus CrisisFilm: TracktownFilm: Olympic DreamsCNN: Filmmaker and elite marathon runner, Alexi Pappas wants to make sure ‘the complete person is happening’CNN: The Olympic distance runner who writes and stars in her own filmsESPN: Alexi Pappas, a track athlete and filmmaker, stars in the first movie to be shot in the Olympic VillageThe Atlantic: I’ve Been Training for the Olympics, and Pushing the Games Back Was the Right CallRunner’s World: Alexi Pappas Shares How She Fueled for a Huge PR in HoustonVariety: Film Review: ‘Olympic Dreams’I'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by JoAnna Forsythe, Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Roll On: Merchants Of Chaos

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 260 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 02:22:00

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; andHow 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,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Boll & Branch: The first honest and transparent bedding company that only uses sustainable and responsible methods of sourcing and manufacturing. Go to BollandBranch.com today for 15% offyour first set of sheets when you use promo code richroll at checkout.quip: Gum that’s good for you, fun to chew, and easy to share. Quip’s sugar-free cavity-fighting gum supports good oral health with a long-lasting minty flavor. Pair it with a quip Electric Toothbrush, Refillable Floss, and more great products. Get a FREEquip gum dispenser with any refill plan at getquip.com/RICHROLL.ROKA: 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. Visit roka.com and enter code RichRoll for 20% off.Vivobarefoot: On a mission to make perfect footwear for humans and the planet, Vivobarefoot has a great range of shoes for kids and adults, and for every activity from hiking to training and everyday wear. Wearing barefoot shoes is a profound transformation. To reconnect with natural movement, try Vivobarefoot shoes risk-free with their 100-day trial. To learn more and pick up a pair, visit www.vivobarefoot.comSHOW NOTES:Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterNew York Times: How Climbers Reached the Summit of K2 in Winter for the First Timeby Adam SkolnickFeels Good Man: Website | Apple+ | AmazonRRP 576: Feels Good Man: Arthur Jones & Giorgio AngeliniPolitico: The Education of Josh HawleyThe Kansas City Star: What GOP primary? Josh Hawley focusing U.S. Senate bid ‘100 percent’ on McCaskillBusiness Insider: GOP Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column in defense of militia members in the wake of Oklahoma City bombing when he was 15Business Insider: Elon Musk led a bizarre interview with Robinhood’s CEO, quizzing him about last week’s GameStop stock dramaDeadline: MGM Lands Rights To Ben Mezrich’s Book Proposal ‘The Antisocial Network’; Would Chronicle Recent Wall Street-GameStop ChaosDeadline: Netflix Finalizing GameStop Stock Movie Package; Mark Boal In Talks To Write, Noah Centineo Attached, Scott Galloway To ConsultNew York Times: The GameStop Reckoning Was a Long Time ComingNew York Times: The Misfits Shaking Wall StreetNew York Times: The Science of Reasoning With Unreasonable PeopleCNET: Reddit still wants to send AMC, GameStop stock to the moon. Here’s how and what’s nextNew York Magazine: An Elegant Revolution Followed by SlaughterThe Verge: David Lynch’s video weather reports from his bunker are surprisingly soothingI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. 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The Minimalists: Less Is Now

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 530 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:47:44

How might your life be better with less?Not so many years ago, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus were mired in the corporate grind, banking six-figure salaries in pursuit of the American Dream. Expiating for the satisfaction their careers failed to provide, they did what most humans would:They bought stuff. Lots of stuff.When that didn’t work, they bought more. And when that didn’t work, they hit bottom. What came next was a search for meaning that would forever alter the trajectory of their lives—and ignite the spread of minimalism across the world.Known today as The Minimalists, Joshua and Ryan advocate for the pursuit of living less materially and more deliberately. Through their website, books, podcasts and films, they share practical, experience-based insights on how minimalism can lead to freedom—providing the foundation for a life built not on consumption, but instead on conscious purpose and mindful intention.With a devoted readership in the millions, they’ve written several books, given TED Talks and spoken at places like SXSW and Harvard Business School. They’ve been featured on every major television network and profiled in major publications like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and TIME.In 2016, Ryan and Joshua made an unexpected splash when their Netflix documentary Minimalism enervated audiences around the world. Now they’re back with a brand new, must-see follow up, Less Is Now.Given what these fine young gentlemen represent, I will restrain inclinations verbose to simply say that this is a conversation about how to live with greater intention and purpose.It’s about creating more by consuming less. It’s about prioritizing experience over accumulation. It’s about growth, contentment and love. And it’s about the deep personal satisfaction that comes with contributing beyond ourselves.In other words, minimalism isn’t martyrdom—it’s freedom.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Joshua, Ryan and their message is a gift. Receive it graciously. Then put it to work.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors: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.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 get 25% off a Blinkist Premium membership at blinkist.com/richroll.Calm: The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. 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!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.SHOW NOTES:The Minimalists: Website | YouTube | PodcastThe Minimalists: Instagram | Twitter | FacebookMatt D’Avella: YouTube | Website | InstagramPatreon: The MinimalistsBook: Everything That RemainsBook: MinimalismBook: EssentialNetflix: MinimalismNetflix: Less Is NowMinimalist Quotes: Minimal MaximsNew Yorker: The Pitfalls and the Potential of The New MinimalismTIME: Minimalist LivingTEDx Whitefish: A Rich Life with Less StuffTEDx Fargo: The Art of Letting GoGood Morning America: The Minimalists are helping their followers streamline their livesThe Cut: The Minimalists Want You To Be Happy With LessMark Manson: MinimalismI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. 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Feels Good Man! Arthur Jones & Giorgio Angelini On The Controversial Meme That Changed The World

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 400 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:58:38

In a spark of creativity, cartoonist Matt Furie created an innocent, loving frog he named Pepe. What came next is so insane, it literally bent reality.Filmmakers Arthur Jones & Giorgio Angelini wanted to understand how this sweet and relatively obscure indie comic book character morphed into an infamous symbol of hate—and a meme that changed the world. The result is Feels Good Man—a filmmaking triumph and one of the best documentaries I’ve seen in years.Premiering at last year’s Sundance, where it picked up the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker, it’s the surreal story of Pepe The Frog. How it migrated across the internet, evolving into an unwitting avatar of chaos and a lever for radicalization. It’s about its creator Matt Furie’s efforts to reclaim his creation. And Pepe’s slow transmogrification back into a hieroglyph of positivity.But beneath the surface, Feels Good Man is about artistic agency. It’s about the journey from passivity to participation. A sociological excavation of how culture spreads from mind to mind, it’s also an archeological dig into the indelible power of an idea. How a meme adopted by a regressive internet subculture spilled into the real world, shifted the political landscape, and ultimately tipped a presidential election.The film is an absolute must-see. I wanted to know more. So today Arthur and Giorgio take us behind the looking glass on Pepe’s Frankenstein-meets-Alice-In-Wonderland journey.This is a conversation about the complicated relationship between internet culture and the real world.It’s about the strange relationship between comic book artists, arch druids, data scientists, intellectual property lawyers, and alt-right mouthpieces.It’s about memetics—how memes drive cultural evolution in parallel with how genes influence human evolution. And, in this case, how one meme was perniciously coopted to democratize electoral engagement, enervating passive supporters into active participants.But more than anything, this is about the war between cynicism and hope.And why, to coin Matt Furie, you gotta go hardcore happy.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I don’t understand why everyone isn’t talking about this movie and the ideas it presents. This conversation is my attempt to change that.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Daily 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 $25 off your first box.ROKA: 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. Visit roka.com and enter code RichRoll for 20% off.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 at Theragun.com/RICHROLLjoovv: Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv light therapy. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals. For a limited time, Joovv wants to hook you up with an exclusive discount on your first order: just go Joovv.com/richroll and apply my code RICHROLL to your qualifying order. Exclusions apply, limited time only.SHOW NOTES:Feels Good Man: WebsiteFeels Good Man TrailerNew York Times: ‘Feels Good Man’ Review: The Evolution of a Poisonous FrogAV Club: The internet’s most infamous frog gets a documentary redemption in Feels Good ManVariety: ‘Feels Good Man’: Film ReviewFilmmaker Magazine: “You Can’t DM People on 4chan”: Arthur Jones and Giorgio Angelini on Pepe the Frog Documentary Feels Good ManSundance Film Festival: Meet the Artist: Arthur JonesHN: A Conversation With Arthur Jones & Giorgio Angelini (FEELS GOOD MAN)The Moveable Feast: Interview: Arthur Jones & Giorgio Angelini on Putting a Human Face on Pepe the Frog in “Feels Good Man”The Guardian: Feels Good Man: The disturbing story behind the rise of Pepe the FrogCollider: ‘Feels Good Man’ Review: We Should Probably Burn the Internet to the GroundI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mastering The Microbiome

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 490 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:23:44

Our bodies are comprised of about ten trillion cells. But only half those cells are human. The remainder comprise our microbiome—a vast and complex ecosystem of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live in or on our bodies. Only now is science beginning to understand the profound impact of these microbes on human health.We choose to believe that we are fully sentient and self-governing, wholly responsible for our health, moods and decisions. But the truth is far different. In fact, to a large extent, our emotional state, propensity for disease, the nature of our cravings, and even some of our decision making can be traced back to the nature of our gut ecology.Most of these microorganisms are symbiotic. Maintaining a healthy culture of the right microorganisms is fundamental to good health. But should the quality of your microbiome go awry, health havoc ensues.To better understand the vital role these microorganisms play in our health and lives, today’s show is a veritable microbiome masterclass courtesy of the gastroenterologists, scientific researchers, and gut experts that have graced the show over the years.After 8+ years and 500+ conversations, I’ve compiled a vast library of bankable, timeless information and advice. As a steward of this archive, I feel a responsibility to convert the best of it into a more helpful, productive, accessible, and practical resource.As an initial step toward this goal, I will be periodically offering curated wisdom focused on a specific theme or subject (as opposed to a guest). This episode is an embryonic experiment in doing just that—the first in what will be an evolving series of deep dives, commencing with this microbiome intensive courtesy of the following collection of past podcast gut health expert guests (all hyperlinked to their respective full episodes):Robynne Chutkan, M.D.Ara Katz and Raja DhirZach Bush, M.D.Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D.Will Bulsiewicz, M.D.The visually inclined can watch it unfold on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I sincerely hope you find this experiment helpful and instructive.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Calm: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life with guided meditations, sleep stories, and more. 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!Four 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 10% off your order.Public 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.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 ROLL at checkout to get 25% off your full-price order.SHOW NOTES:Guests featured in this episode (all hyperlinked to their respective episodes) include:Robynne Chutkan, M.D.Ara Katz and Raja DhirZach Bush, M.D.Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D.Will Bulsiewicz, M.D.I'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.