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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

Bonnie Tsui On Why We Swim

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  • 320 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 02:19:32

Unlike other land mammals, humans are not natural-born swimmers. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival. Now it’s one of the most popular activities in the world. So why do we swim? What is it about water that seduces us despite its dangers?A lifelong swimmer reared by swimming parents, this week’s guest couldn’t shake this question. What she discovered is far more compelling than you might imagine.Bonnie Tsui (@bonnietsui) is an alumnus of Harvard University, where she did not swim but instead rowed crew—and graduated magna cum laude in English and American Literature and Language.In 2009, her book American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods won the 2009-2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and Best of 2009 Notable Bay Area Books selection. She has been the recipient of the Lowell Thomas Gold Award for travel journalism and the Jane Rainie Opel Young Alumna Award at Harvard University. In 2017, she was awarded the 2017 Karola Saekel Craib Excellence in Food Journalism Fellowship by the San Francisco Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. She is also the recipient of a 2019 National Press Foundation Fellowship.A frequent contributor to The New York Times and California Sunday magazine, Bonnie’s latest book—and the focus of today’s conversation—is Why We Swim. Propelled by stories of Olympic champions, a Baghdad swim club that meets in Saddam Hussein’s palace pool, modern-day Japanese samurai swimmers, and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survives a wintry six-hour swim after a shipwreck, Bonnie dives into the deep, from the chilly San Francisco Bay to the South China Sea, investigating the ancestry and essence of water’s allure.Widely lauded, Why We Swim was named to TIME magazine’s list of 100 Must-Read Books of 2020. It’s also received praise from The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Buzzfeed, Bustle, Booklist, Kirkus, and more. Beautifully written and completely immersive, it definitely ranks among my 2020 favorites—I couldn’t put it down.So let’s talk about it.This conversation is a love letter to swimming—a sport, lifestyle and obsession that Bonnie and I share.It’s a deconstruction of humanity’s relationship with the transformative power of water—an archeological dig that unearths mankind’s historic and fraught yet undeniably alluring connection with the sea.It’s about swimming as a means of survival.It’s about swimming as a conduit for well-being, competition, and community.It’s about the unique power of water—when combined with breath—to produce that elusive state called flow.But underneath it all, this is a conversation about why to be a swimmer is to be a seeker.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 absolute delight to share space and passion with a woman who hopes, as Oliver Sacks writes in Water Babies, to “swim till I die.” I concur with that idea. This conversation sheds light on why.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.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.Seed: Stewarding the future of how we will use bacteria to restore and sustain human and planetary health, Seed’s Daily Synbiotic combines 24 clinically-verified, naturally-occurring, probiotic strains with plant-based prebiotics. Head on over to seed.com/RICHROLL to learn more about their game-changing Daily Synbiotic.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.SHOW NOTES:Connect with Bonnie: Website | Instagram | Twitter Book: Why We SwimStories: Bonnie TsuiTIME: The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020New York Times: Eat. Sleep. Swim. Repeat.New York Times: You Are Doing Something Important When You Aren’t Doing AnythingNew York Times: What Can We Learn From Swimmers of a Certain Age?New York Times: What I Miss Most Is SwimmingNPR: ‘Why We Swim’ Looks For Answers In People And Places Across The GlobeVogue: Why Swimming Might Be the Ideal Workout For These Fraught TimesSF Chronicle: ‘Why We Swim’ dives deeply into our relationship with waterLA Times: ‘Why We Swim’ dives into water’s transformative powerThe Guardian: Wild swimming is booming in the pandemic: ‘It is a lifelong education in facing down fear’Outside: Two New Books Explore Self-Powered TravelOutside: What We Think About When We’re SwimmingDate Book: Review: ‘Why We Swim’ dives deeply into our relationship with waterAlta: Talking with Bonnie TsuiThe Atlantic: Stories By Bonnie TsuiYouTube: Why We Swim with Bonnie TsuiI'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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Karamo Brown Is Culture

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  • 250 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 01:40:29

You can’t grow if you don’t confront that which limits you. So face it. Ask for help. Have the hard conversations. Commit to the work. And I promise, your life will change.I’ve seen it come to pass countless times—in myself and many others.But few have more experience with personal transformation than Karamo Brown—a man who overcame tremendous adversity to enliven the best in others.The ‘culture’ expert on Netflix’s massive hit show Queer Eye, Karamo is a father, former social worker, and psychotherapist who was first introduced to audiences on MTV’s The Real World in 2004. He continued to build their trust as a host on Dr. Drew Live, HuffPost Live, and Access Hollywood Live.Karamo’s self-titled primer on emotional healing, Karamo: My Story Of Embracing Purpose, Healing, is an inspiring must-read for anyone grappling with adversity. In addition, he is the founder of 6in10, an organization that provides mental health support and education to the LGBTQ+ community, and the co-founder of Mantl, a skin-care line for bald men.Today he shares his powerful story, dropping pearls of guidance in the process.This is a conversation about culture beyond art museums and the ballet. It’s about how people feel about themselves and others, how they relate to the world around them, and how their shared labels, burdens, and experiences affect their daily lives in ways both subtle and profound.It’s also about the culture of Karamo. Raised in the South by a Jamaican father and Cuban mother in predominantly white neighborhoods, it’s a story of overcoming personal issues of colorism, physical and emotional abuse. Alcohol and drug addiction. And public infamy.But more than anything, this is a conversation about what holds people back. It’s about the importance of exploring our difficulties. And what’s required to transcend our past, move forward, and ultimately live our best lives.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. I adore this man and I love this conversation.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm: The #1 app for meditation and sleep with guided meditations and sleep stories covering anxiety, focus, stress, 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!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.JUST Egg: A better egg for you and the planet. Made entirely from plants, JUST Egg is protein-packed, has ZERO cholesterol, and is a delicious, nutritious, and more sustainable way to start your day. You can find JUST Egg pretty much anywhere – at most grocery stores including Whole Foods, Kroger and on Amazon Prime Now or Instacart.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.SHOW NOTES:Connect with Karamo: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookIMBD: Karamo BrownPodcast: KaramoBook: Karamo: My Story Of Embracing Purpose, Healing, And HopeBook: I Am Perfectly DesignedMANTL: Skin careNetflix: Queer EyeInsider: Karamo Brown shares the powerful sentence he uses to ask for help: ‘I need you to love me a little louder today’WBUR: ‘Queer Eye’ Star Karamo Brown Wants Kids To Know They Are ‘Perfectly Designed’Bustle: How Well Does Karamo Brown Know Himself?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.

Bryan Fogel: 'The Dissident' Filmmaker On The Global Surveillance State

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  • 310 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 02:57:30

Growing surveillance states. Tech intrusions on privacy. Cyber warfare. International dissent. Assassination.In October 2018, beloved Washington Post journalist and Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered and dismembered upon entering his country’s consulate in Istanbul. The perpetrator: the Saudi government. The reason: speaking truth to power. And yet, to this day, the Kingdom has yet to be held accountable for its actions.It’s a story that shocked the world. Filmmaker Bryan Fogel was compelled to better understand just how such an event could occur. What he discovered was truly Orwellian—and far more disturbing than you can possibly imagine.The result of this quest is The Dissident—a candid portrait of Khashoggi and the bone chilling events surrounding his murder that plays more like an international thriller than a documentary.Best known for Icarus—his Oscar winning exposé of Russia’s elaborate state-sponsored Olympic doping program—Bryan’s follow up is incendiary. Expanding on themes related to those explored in Icarus, it’s controversial. Placing himself and those portrayed on screen at great personal risk, it’s courageous. It’s also expertly crafted. Executed with precision. And a film more than deserving of Oscar consideration.Today Bryan takes us behind the scenes of The Dissident in a riveting tell-all conversation about the consequences of absolute power, global economics, citizen activism, and using your voice for change.Tracking Khashoggi’s trajectory from reformist journalist to dissident to target, this is a discussion about the sacrifice of human rights when they transgress the consolidation of economic and political authority.It’s about citizen activism. The rise of cyber warfare. And the weaponization of social media to both promote and commandeer global political narratives.It’s about Mohammad Bin Salman’s unchecked power in Saudi Arabia. And how international financial interests compromise political and economic relations with the Kingdom.Hollywood is not immune. In fact, Bryan is quite frank about how the industry that celebrated Icarus has snubbed The Dissident out of cowardice. Despite unanimous praise for the film after it’s Sundance premiere, every major distributor and streaming service (including Netflix, which released Icarus) declined to acquire the film due to the Kingdom’s influence over the entertainment business. Much like its protagonist, The Dissident was itself nearly dismembered. Nonetheless, the film will be available on-demand on January 8th.Not to be missed, it’s an Oscar-worthy documentary that demands your attention.One of the most important filmmakers of our time, it was an honor to reconvene with Bryan (check out our first conversation if you missed it).The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Strap in, because this conversation will leave you with more than a few important things to ponder.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsBlinkist: Unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non-fiction books from self-help, to business, health, and history—all for one low price. Join me and 12 million others gleaning from the best and brightest. Try Blinkist FREE for 7 days AND get 25% off a Blinkist Premium membership at blinkist.com/richroll.Navitas Organics: Great people. Great products. Great planetary mission. A win for all. Only the highest-quality and most powerful plants, berries, roots, nuts and seeds the earth has to offer. Visit navitasorganics.com/richroll and you can get  30% off your entire order of organic superfoods when you use the promo code 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.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:Connect with Bryan: Instagram | TwitterIMBD: Bryan FogelWebsite: The DissidentWebsite: IcarusBook: The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia’s Secret Doping Empire by Grigory RodchenkovAssociated Press: Khashoggi documentary ‘The Dissident’ lands at SundanceThe Wrap: ‘The Dissident’ Director Bryan Fogel Calls Out Hollywood’s ‘Fear, Cowardice’ Over Jamal Khashoggi DocThe Wrap: Hollywood Shuns Jamal Khashoggi Doc ‘The Dissident’ Over Fear of Saudi Backlash, Insiders SayNew York Times: Two New Movies Share a Clear Message: Don’t Forget Jamal KhashoggiThe Hollywood Reporter: Sundance: Hillary Clinton Talks Jamal Khashoggi Doc ‘The Dissident’Variety: Jamal Khashoggi Doc Director Bryan Fogel Asks Prospective Film Buyers to ‘Stand Up to Saudi Arabia’The Hollywood Reporter: Oscars: The Season of the DocumentaryIndie Wire: How Bryan Fogel Made Jamal Khashoggi Doc ‘The Dissident’ a Non-Fiction ThrillerPBS: Director Bryan Fogel Discusses “The Dissident”Middle East Eye: Jamal Khashoggi films: Trying to separate the man and the martyrI'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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Navy SEAL Rich Diviney On The Attributes That Drive Optimal Performance

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  • 600 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 02:34:19

t’s hard to predict success in the real world. But there’s a reason why some people thrive — even when things get hard. But what exactly is that reason?Today’s guest became obsessed with better understanding what differentiates those who prevail from those who fail. What he discovered would forever change the game.Rich Diviney is a former Navy SEAL Commander who served up 13 overseas deployments over 21 years as an active member and officer of the armed forces’ most elite, secretive group. A group that shall remain unnamed—but one I suspect you might quickly surmise.Throughout his career, Rich was intimately involved in a specialized SEAL selection process, which whittled a group of hundreds of extraordinary SpecOps candidates down to a handful of the most elite performers. Oddly, which candidates washed out and which succeeded was often wildly unpredictable. Some could have all the right skills and still fail. Others more easily dismissible would ironically prove to be top performers. The seemingly objective criteria weren’t telling him what he most needed to know: who would succeed in one of the world’s toughest military assignments?Over time, Rich began to see that beneath obvious skills are hidden drivers of performance,surprising core attributes—including cunning, adaptability, courage, even narcissism—that determine how resilient or perseverant we are, how situationally aware and how conscientious. This epiphany evolved into a SpecOps training program called MindGym—the first of its kind scientifically devised to help elite soldiers perform faster, longer, and better in all environments—especially high-stress ones.In his new book, The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance, Rich defines and examines these various attributes to explain how we perform as individuals and as part of a team. As you may suspect, his military methodology is equally applicable to our personal and professional lives. Understanding the valence of one’s attributes not only promotes greater self-awareness, it provides a guiding rubric to train the characteristics that predict optimal performance in any situation—from parenting and sports to business and relationships.Diviney currently works as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant with the Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute and Simon Sinek Inc. He’s taught leadership and optimal performance to more than five thousand business, athletic, and military leaders from organizations such as American Airlines, Meijer Inc., the San Francisco 49ers, Pegasystems, Zoom, and Deloitte.Today he breaks it all down.This conversation continues our annual tradition of welcoming the new year with a Navy SEAL—and the bankable life advice you need to embrace 2021 correct.Of course, we review Rich’s career in the military. But this isn’t a conversation about feats of physical prowess. It’s about disposition and mindset. It’s about deconstructing what actually drives how we respond to the world around us—all to better understand the attributes that compel human behavior and potential.A must-listen for anyone looking for deeper self-understanding, this is an incredibly powerful primer on how your attributes determine life outcomes—and how you can train said disposition to create more optimal performance in all areas of your life.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: Rich D. will be conducting a live event with podcast favorite Dr. Andrew Huberman, which will be available for all who pre-order his book, which publishes on January 26. Rich will also be giving away the ‘Courage’ chapter free upon pre-order. To reserve your copy & register, visit: theattributes.com.I can think of no better conversation to harken in 2021. May it change your personal game. Because the new year is now upon is. And it requires everything we’ve got to give.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. So invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll and claim your special offer today: 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase.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.Vivobarefoot: on a mission to make perfect footwear for humans and the planet, with 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 vivobarefoot.com today.LMNT: 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/RICHROLLSHOW NOTES:Connect with Rich: WebsiteBook: The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers Of Optimal PerformanceSimon Sinek: Rich DivineyChapman & Co: Rich Diviney, Senior FacilitatorYouTube: Former Navy SEAL Rich Diviney and TrustYouTube: What 2020 Taught Us About OurselvesFlow Research Collective: Mastering Optimal Performance With Dr. Andrew Huberman & Rich DivineyMental Toughness For Mavericks: Leveraging the Power of Trust, Micro-Recovery & Vulnerability, with Rich DivineyI'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. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Rich Roll Podcast: Best Of 2020: Part Two

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  • 190 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 01:55:33

Meaningful conversation matters. Now more than ever.Allow me to indulge this truth by introducing Part II of my annual yearbook—a means to reflect on the past twelve months by revisiting some of the year’s most compelling podcast guests.It’s been an honor to share my conversations with so many extraordinary people over the course of 2020. Second listens brought new insights—and more reminders that these evergreen exchanges continue to both inspire and inform.For long-time listeners, approach this episode as a refresher to launch you into 2021 with renewed vigor. For those new to the podcast, my hope is this anthology will stir you to peruse the back catalog and explore episodes you may have missed.Guests featured in this second of three total anthology episodes (all hyperlinked to their respective episodes) are as follows:Andrew Huberman, PhDMargaret Klein Salamon PhDWill Bulsiewicz, MDDarin OlienDr. Alan GoldhamerJulie PiattChris BurkardLaird HamiltonBlake MycoskieCaroline BurckleThe visually inclined can watch it unfold on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Thank you for taking this journey of growth alongside me. The third and final installment of this series will post on New Year’s Eve day.Here’s to an extraordinary 2021. Join me, and let’s make it the best year ever—together.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. So invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll and claim your special offer today: 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase.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!Seed: Stewarding the future of how we will use bacteria to restore and sustain human and planetary health, Seed’s Daily Synbiotic combines 24 clinically-verified, naturally-occurring, probiotic strains with plant-based prebiotics. Head on over to seed.com/RICHROLL to learn more about their game-changing Daily Synbiotic.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:Guests featured in this episode (all hyperlinked to their respective episodes) includeRRP 533: Andrew Huberman, PhDRRP 535: Margaret Klein Salamon PhDRRP 538: Will Bulsiewicz, MDRRP 542: Darin OlienRRP 541: Dr. Alan GoldhamerRRP 551: Julie PiattRRP 554: Chris BurkardRRP 564: Laird HamiltonRRP 561: Blake MycoskieRRP 565: Caroline BurckleI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & 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.Amazon Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to the Amazon 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.

Joe De Sena Turns Quitters Into People Who Commit

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  • 220 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 01:46:58

Do hard things. Become unbreakable. Let’s end the year on a high note. It’s time to turn quitters into people who commit, courtesy of one of the toughest people on the planet. Fire aim ready!If the name Joe De Sena strikes a familiar chord, it’s likely because he’s the entrepreneurial mastermind behind Spartan—the obstacle course racing series that became a global phenomenon. Fewer know he’s also the evil genius behind Death Race—perhaps the most absurd sufferfest ever conceived. Under appreciated is just what an utter machine this guy is. An absolute endurance freak, in a mere one week period, Joe completed the Vermont 100 mile run, Ironman Lake Placid, andthe Badwater 135. In addition, Joe knocked off 50 ultramarathons and 14 Ironman events in a single year (a certain kind of insanity that must be some kind of record). To top it off, on a whim, he once ran from New York City to Vermont.A man of questionable masochism, Joe knows hustle. But his relentlessness isn’t limited to athletics. It begins with business, servicing mafioso swimming pools as a Queens high schooler. It appears in academics. It took him four attempts to secure admission to Cornell. And, most importantly, it shows up in service. At his Vermont farm, Joe freely welcomes all who dare join in his legendary daily grind. Everything Joe does—be it Spartan, his books or public speaking—reflects his genuine commitment to helping millions of people live healthier more fulfilling lives.Today he shares his extraordinary story.This is a conversation about commitment to an ideal. How to manifest the better self within. And pay it back in service to others.It’s about Joe’s colorful life path. His Good Fellas-esque upbringing. His natural-born entrepreneurial inclinations. His insane endurance feats and unique relationship with suffering. And the impenetrable focus required to accomplish lofty dreams.But more than anything, this is about turning quitters into people who commit. It’s about why doing hard things makes you better, happier and healthier. And it’s about the potential we all possess to catalyze radical transformation.From the heart, Joe is bullshit-free and 100% authentic. His message is powerful. Entirely experience-based. And paired with practical tools fundamental to shattering stagnation.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.May his words propel you to craft your own challenge for this impending new year—something extraordinary.So let’s dive into it headfirst. Or, as Joe says, fire, aim, ready.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsBlinkist: Unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non-fiction books from self-help, to business, health, and history—all for one low price. Join me and 12 million others gleaning from the best and brightest. Try Blinkist FREE for 7 days AND get 25% off a Blinkist Premium membership at blinkist.com/richroll.JUST Egg: A better egg for you and the planet. Made entirely from plants, JUST Egg is protein-packed, has ZERO cholesterol, and is a delicious, nutritious, and more sustainable way to start your day. You can find it at most grocery stores, your local co-op, Amazon Prime Now, and Instacart. Look for JUST Egg in the egg fridge, or find the frozen JUST Egg folded for easy breakfast sandwiches.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.SHOW NOTES:Connect with Joe: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookPodcast: Spartan Up!Book: Spartan Up! A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in LifeBook: The Spartan Way: Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better.Spartan Race: Find Your RaceDeath Race: AboutYouTube: Joe De Sena On GritOutside: Meet the Most Punishing Man in FitnessBoston Business Journal: Spartan founder Joe De Sena sounds off on corporate wellnessMen’s Health: Spartan Founder Joe De Sena On “Letting People Out Of The Zoo”I'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & 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.Amazon Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to the Amazon 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: No Shortcuts To Enlightenment

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 190 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 02:20:50

Post-election thoughts. Managing stress and disagreement. Connecting to gratitude. Weekly wins. And, of course, listener questions. Welcome to another edition of Roll On.Commanding co-host duties as always is 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.Some of the many topics explored in today’s conversation include:What can be learned from the life + death of Zappos’ Tony Hsieh;The unpredictability of happiness;The antitrust campaign to break up the tech behemoths;Rob Bell lessons on writing + self-love;Our growing adoration of ‘Feels Good Man’; andCelebrating grassroots environmental activismIn addition, we answer the following listener questions:Is pursuing a more authentic life path an ego trip?How can a person with low self-esteem and avoidance discomfort develop more intimacy?Does endurance racing in your 50’s pose health risks?Thank you to Joe from northern New York, Seth from Wisconsin, and Michael from Boulder, CO. 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.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsSquarespace: 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.Ten Thousand: The World’s Most Durable Training Shorts. Built for Your Needs. Designed for Performance. Every order gets FREE shipping, FREE exchanges and FREE returns. Save 20% OFF your first purchase at tenthousand.cc with promo code “RICHROLL”.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/RichRollFour 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 or use the discount code ROLL to get 10% off your order.SHOW NOTESConnect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterAdam’s Books: Can’t Hurt Me |One BreathWSJ: The Death of Zappos’s Tony Hsieh: A Spiral of Alcohol, Drugs and Extreme BehaviorCNBC: Tony Hsieh: Tragedy, Covid isolation, and mental healthForbes: Amanda Slavin: The Creative Catalyst Behind CatalystCreativSouth China Morning Post: Zappos’ Tony Hsieh and his last months: drink, drugs and a quest for world peaceDaily Beast: Singer Jewel Warned Zappos Visionary Tony Hsieh About His Drug Use Months Before Tragic DeathNYT: The Facebook Lawsuits ExplainedNYT: ‘It’s Hard to Prove’: Why Antitrust Suits Against Facebook Face HurdlesNYT: Opinion | When it Comes to Facebook, the Need for Action Has Been Obvious for a Long TimeNYT: U.S. Accuses Google of Illegally Protecting MonopolyNYT: U.S. and States Say Facebook Illegally Crushed CompetitionPodcast: Pivot with Scott Galloway & Kara SwisherNYT OpDoc: I Achieved My Wildest Dreams. Then Depression Hit.Playboy: In That Moment, I Knew We Were Lost by Adam SkolnickBook: The Night Riders by Matt FurieThe Goldman Prize: 2020 WinnersHOW 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  portraits by Ali Rogers and Davy Greenberg; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Olympian Caroline Burckle On The Power Of Vulnerability

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 370 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 02:41:52

Becoming an Olympic medalist doesn’t tell the story. It wasn’t until the klieg lights dimmed that she was compelled to meet herself. The inner journey that ensued forged the amazing person she’s now become.Meet Caroline Burckle. Friends call her Burks.A fellow former competitive swimmer, today’s guest is a 23-time All American and 2-time NCAA Champion. In 2008, she was crowned NCAA Female Swimmer of the Year in recognition of breaking Janet Evans’ legendary 500 freestyle NCAA record—a seemingly impossible task and the oldest record on the books at the time. Later that same year, Caroline would qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where she won bronze as a member of the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay.More interesting however, and certainly more relatable, is Caroline’s path post-swimming. A close cousin to my conversations with Olympians Anthony Ervin, Apolo Ohno and John Moffet, hers is a hard-wrought journey of self-discovery shrouded in institutional neglect and even, at times, abuse. Let’s just say she weathered some shit. But she faced it. She showed up and did the work. And she emerged at peace with her past and her self—now hellbent on helping forge healthier lives for the next generation of Olympians.Beyond the play-by-play of Caroline’s storied career, her experiences as a young swimmer, and what it was like to stand on the Olympic podium, this is a conversation about the psychological struggles she faced as a prodigious athlete. Her battle with depression. And her familiar addiction to people-pleasing.It’s also an alarming exposé on the harmful paradigms perpetuated by calcified athletic institutions—and what we must be done to better support the next generation of Olympians.But more than anything, this is a playbook on how to find power in vulnerability. How to listen to your body. And most importantly, how to use your voice.One of my very favorite people, Burks and I are buddies going back several years. A powerhouse and a humble empath, her energy is infectious. And I’m honored to share her story with you today.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.May her words inspire you to seek own your truth. To ask for help. Lean into vulnerability. And never stop learning.P.S. Links to a comprehensive collection of news coverage specific to the sensitive events discussed in this episode can be found in the show notes below.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens: Boasting 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. The ultimate nutritional insurance, I take the packets everywhere I go. So invest in your health without compromise. Visit athleticgreens.com/richroll and claim your special offer today: 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase.Navitas Organics: Great people. Great products. Great planetary mission. A win for all. Only the highest-quality and most powerful plants, berries, roots, nuts and seeds the earth has to offer. Visit navitasorganics.com/richroll and you can get  30% off your entire order of organic superfoods when you use the promo code RICHROLL.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 shoes & gear are built to fuel your peak performance. To turn heads and smash PR’s visit on-running.com/richroll to unlock the voucher, and pick your favorite shoe or apparel piece and run in it for a 30-day risk-free trial, no questions asked.Whoop: The world’s most powerful fitness tracker. Get smarter about how you sleep, recover, and train, so you can perform your optimally and 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 Caroline: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCaroline’s Art: GalleryYoutube: Patience Is EverythingRise Athletes: Mentoring ProgramHBO: The Weight of GoldTeam USA: Caroline BurckleAthletes Soul: Caroline BurckleHumbled: Caroline Burckle — Drowning in SuccessSports Illustrated: Bob Bowman Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ Texts to Olympic Swimmer Caroline Burckle in 2011ESPN: Bob Bowman apologizes for sexually graphic texts to female OlympianNPR: USA Swimming To Settle Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed By Former OlympianSwimming World: USA Swimming Shut Down Sean Hutchison Investigation Prematurely, Report ShowsOC Register: Swimming star Ariana Kukors alleges Sean Hutchison sexually abused herOC Register: 100s of USA swimmers were sexually abused for decades and the people in charge knew and ignored it, investigation findsOC Register: Investigator: USA Swimming shut down probe into Sean Hutchison’s sexual misconduct before witness interviewsOC Register: Ariana Kukors files lawsuit against USA Swimming, coaches, alleging years of sexual abuseOC Register: Mark Schubert is a legend for making US swimmers champions, but did he fail when they needed him most?OC Register: Former Olympian says Team USA swimming coaches Sean Hutchison and Bob Bowman sent her inappropriate textsOC Register: Former U.S. national swim coach Sean Hutchison banned from swimming for lifeUSA Today: Texts sent from Bob Bowman’s phone detail inappropriate exchange with former swimmerESPN: Bob Bowman apologizes for sexually graphic texts to female OlympianNPR: USA Swimming To Settle Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed By Former OlympianSwimming World: USA Swimming Shut Down Sean Hutchison Investigation Prematurely, Report ShowsWashington Post: Ex-swimming coach Rick Curl gets 7 years in child sex abuse caseWashington Post: Ex-swim coach Rick Curl agrees to plead guilty to child sex abuseI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & 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.Amazon Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to the Amazon 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.

Laird Hamilton Sees Life As Art

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 300 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 02:13:06

Legendary master of the big wave. Waterman god and sun-kissed global icon. Today one of the world’s greatest living athletes drops a master class on the value of pursuing adventure and embracing life as a work of art.Meet Laird Hamilton.Most are well-versed in the lore of today’s guest as perhaps the world’s greatest big wave surfer. Under-appreciated is his impact and legacy as a pioneer of crossover board sports that include tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and the more recent hydrofoil boarding explosion — passions that have earned Laird the title as surfing’s biggest innovator.An icon of fitness, longevity and well-being who has transcended the sport that made him famous, Laird and his wife Gabby Reece are the founders of Extreme Performance Training (XPT) — a unique fitness training and lifestyle program that includes dynamic water workouts, performance breathing, high-intensity and endurance training and more. He is also the founder of Laird Superfood, a purveyor of high-quality functional blends, proteins, coffee beans, snacks and more. Ubiquitous on grocery store shelves across the country, the company recently enjoyed a successful public offering.Profiled in every major media outlet across the globe, Laird has been featured in several films, including Riding Giants, an exquisite exploration of the history and art of big wave surfing. Finally, he is the author two books: Force of Nature, and his more recent New York Times bestseller, Liferider — both inspiring reads for anyone looking to elevate themselves beyond the ordinary to do extraordinary things.This is a conversation is about the internal Laird. What propels the relentless pursuit of adventure. His relationship with nature’s most intimidating elements. And how his fulfillment derives not from external validation but rather from competition with self — and accomplishing what even he questions possible.We explore his unique and always evolving training methods. His entrepreneurial journey. Marriage. Parenting girls. And turmeric.But the heart of this exchange is a deconstruction of fear. The wisdom gleaned from gliding on the edge of disaster. And why it is crucial to always seek out that which scares you most.Ask Laird and he’ll be quick to caution that we’re over-insulated from nature’s majesty. In turn, our intuitions have been muted. So, more than anything, this is a call to reconnect with that which makes us innately human — to constantly push beyond our limits, seek out fear, and ultimately, embrace our lives as an evolving and precious work of art.Not surprisingly, I found Laird to be both humble and wise — a function of hyper-connectedness to both self and the outdoors. But I was also delighted to discover a human with an endearing and beautiful child-like wonder — a trait we could all benefit from cultivating more.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I loved this experience. May it leave you seeking to more courageously explore yourself and the world that surrounds you.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsDaily Harvest: Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that are ready in five minutes or less. Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code richroll to get $25 off your first box.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.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.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/RICHROLLFor a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs & discount codes, visit Our Sponsors.SHOW NOTES:Connect with Laird: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookBook: Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the OceanBook: Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, And, of Course, SurfingLaird Superfood: AboutXPT Life: Extreme Performance TrainingIMBD: Riding GiantsSports Illustrated: Laird Hamilton: Surfing’s Wild Man of a Certain AgeThe Guardian: Laird Hamilton’s age-busting 10-point plan to supercharge your bodyDMARGE: Big Wave Surfing Legend Laird Hamilton’s ‘Interminable’ WorkoutStab Magazine: What (Laird Hamilton) Thinks About Big Wave SurfingThe Inertia: Watch Laird Hamilton and Crew Foil Surfing at Giant NazaréSurfer Today: Laird Hamilton went foil surfing at NazaréTech Crunch: Everybody is racing to an IPO — even Laird Hamilton’s young ‘superfood’ companyThe Beet: Laird Hamilton’s Superfood Creamers Will Help You Focus BetterI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & 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.Amazon Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to the Amazon 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.

Justin Williams Is Reinventing Cycling

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 200 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 02:05:45

Out of 743 riders on the World Tour, the highest tier of professional road cycling, only 5 are black. Today’s guest is devoted to changing that. I wouldn’t bet against him.Dubbed ‘the most important bike racer you don’t know’, Justin Williams is an 11-time U.S. National Champion and 14-time California State Road and Track Champion. A rare sprinting talent from the get go, Justin was already crushing criteriums across the state as a teen en route to becoming the Jr. Track National Champ and a member of the U.S. National Team. In 2009 he joined the coveted Trek Livestrong U23 Dev Team. A launchpad to the majors, Justin’s dream of competing on the World Tour was becoming real.However, despite Justin’s skyward trajectory and unbound potential, he quickly became disillusioned with the elitist aspect of the sport. Then he did the unthinkable: he quit.Departing Europe for home, he enrolled in college. Lived a civilian life. And let his bike collect cobwebs. For Justin, it seemed, cycling was over.However, Justin’s younger brother Cory — then making his own cycling waves — had other plans, enticing Justin’s return to the sport through fixie racing culture. Revitalized by this dynamic community, Justin would soon discover renewed purpose on the bike. As an athlete who still had races to win. And ultimately as an advocate on a mission to redefine the sport he loves.Thus was born Legion of Los Angeles: an independent elite cycling team dedicated to increasing diversity & encouraging inclusion in the industry. Translation: a launchpad for badass racers of varying ethnicities and backgrounds who don’t necessarily fit the status quo of the current whitewashed cycling program.Today we explore Justin’s extraordinary story — from his experience growing up in Los Angeles to immigrant parents through his blossoming love affair with the bike.We dissect the sport of cycling and the industry that supports it. What’s great about it. What must change. And how Legion is leading the way by smashing paradigms and setting a new standard when it comes to supporting athletes and promoting inclusivity.Wise beyond his years, Justin is passion in motion. A cycling hero. The embodiment of persistence. And a powerful reminder that what is most important about sport has nothing to do with podiums. Instead, it’s about the journey towards self-actualization. It’s about sharing experience. And above all, the impact you leave on others.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Equal parts important and entertaining, it was an honor to host this enlightening exchange with an athlete so devoted to positive change. Mad respect.P.S. Thanks Alonso Tal for permission to use your epic action images of Justin. Also, Knox Robinson may or may not have dropped by. Just sayin’.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsBlinkist: Unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non-fiction books from self-help, to business, health, and history—all for one low price. Join me and 12 million others gleaning from the best and brightest. Try Blinkist FREE for 7 days AND 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. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. Right now, my listeners can get a special limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!Seed: Stewarding the future of how we will use bacteria to restore and sustain human and planetary health, Seed’s Daily Synbiotic combines 24 clinically-verified, naturally-occurring, probiotic strains with plant-based prebiotics. Head on over to seed.com/RICHROLL to learn more about their game-changing Daily Synbiotic.Jaybird: Pioneering audio for the active, Jaybird makes the most advanced and durable headphones I have ever tried. Their wireless Vista earbuds (my favorite) are not only waterproof and sweatproof with industry-leading battery life, they’re the only true wireless headphones that meet U.S. military rugged compliance standards. When you’re ready to expand the horizon of your active audio experience, go to JaybirdSport.com and use the code RICHROLL20 for 20% off Vista buds.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs & discount codes, visit Our Sponsors.SHOW NOTES:Connect with Justin: Instagram | Twitter | FacebookLegion of Los Angeles: InstagramBicycling: Justin Williams Is the Most Important Bike Racer You Don’t KnowRapha: This Is Justin WilliamsPeloton Magazine: Human Race: Justin WilliamsBBC: Justin and Cory Williams: The Los Angeles brothers ‘creating cycling superstars’VICE: Athlete’s POV: Fixed Gear Bike Racing with Justin WilliamsSpecialized: The Issue Is: Representation & InclusivityYouTube: This Is Justin WilliamsYouTube: Making The Coolest Team In Pro Cycling: L39ION Of LA & Justin WilliamsSundance TV: Hustle & Motivate: A Williams Brothers Story | SundanceTVOutside: Justin Williams Says L.A. Is a Great City for CyclistsRaw Magazine: Justin Williams and Legion of LA: redefining cycling in AmericaCycling News: Promoting diversity in cycling with Justin WilliamsBlack Cycling: Justin Williams Makes Cycling Cool with L39ION Of LAAmandala: Belizean Justin Williams No. 8 in Top 50 of Cycling News’ most influential people in cyclingCycling: Justin Williams’ Legion of Los Angeles raise $50k for cycling diversity fundNBC: Tour de France 2020 featured one Black cyclist, Kévin Reza — and a disturbing silence on raceI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & 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 Alonso Tal & Davy Greenberg; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.Amazon Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to the Amazon 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.

Blake Mycoskie On Why The More You Give, The More You Live

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 280 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:57:16

This is the story of a lifelong seeker. It’s about organizing your life around spiritual principles. Breaking the addiction to external validation. And always having the courage to fail.Meet Blake Mycoskie.Quite the change maker, Blake is most famously known as the founder of the wildly successful shoe company TOMS. He’s also the brains behind the company’s ‘One for One’ business model, which donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for each pair sold. With over 95 million shoes donated to date, it’s not an overstatement to credit Blake with sparking a generation of conscious consumers — and rebranding corporate responsibility as not only cool, but de rigueur.But Blake’s story neither begins nor ends with TOMS. A seeker & natural-born entrepreneur if there ever was one, Blake started 5 other businesses before TOMS. In 2012 he penned the New York Times bestseller Start Something That Matters. And he’s since moved on from his shoe empire to launch Madefor — a ten-month program that applies key principles of modern neuroscience, psychology, and physiology to make your brain and body better. It’s basically an at-home spiritual quest, guided by the best and brightest thought researchers out there, including podcast fave and neuroplasticity overlord Andrew Huberman.This is more than the story of an incredible entrepreneur. It’s about what it means to be a seeker. It’s about navigating the world through a spiritual lens. And the power of commitment to persistent personal growth.It’s about TOMS of course. But it’s more about the kind of person that imagines TOMS. It’s about intuition. The stewardship required to scale an idea into a global phenomenon — and the ongoing commitment to service that led to Madefor.It’s also a conversation about breaking the addiction to external validation. It’s about not being afraid to ask questions, and more importantly, the courage to face the answers. Without a doubt Blake is a very special human. It was an honor to finally spend some time with him. And a delight to share the experience with you.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.For those feeling stagnant or stuck, my hope is that Blake’s testimony — chock-full of sage business and life advice — ignites the inner change you seek most and guides you towards peace.Madefor Discount: Blake is generously gifting my listeners with 20% off the Madefor program. Just use the code “RICHROLL” at getmadefor.com. In full disclosure, I am not an affiliate nor do I have any financial entanglement or otherwise with Madefor — just sharing the good news.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsJoovv: 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.Tracksmith: An independent running apparel brand that celebrates the competitive spirit and athletes dedicated to the pursuit of personal excellence with premium running equipment designed and crafted for racing and training in all conditions. To learn more visit Tracksmith.com/RichRoll and enter code Richroll at checkout to get $15 off your first purchase of $75 or more.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.Stride Health: The first health insurance recommendation engine tuned & tailored to the life of the individual. Find the perfect health plan for you. Enrollment ends December 15th, so it’s time for you to get covered with the right plan. Just go to stridehealth.com/richroll It’s easy coverage in 10 minutes or less, built just for people like us.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs & discount codes, visit Our Sponsors.SHOW NOTES:Connect with Blake: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookBook: Start Something That MattersMadefor: The Spirit Behind The ScienceTOMS: Blake’s BioVogue: Blake Mycoskie Is Flourishing—And You Will Too If You Try His New Wellness Program, MadeforMen’s Health: This New Wellness Program Wants to Make Self-Improvement Easy⁠—No, Really.Forbes: Why The Founder Of TOMS Shoes Wants You To Learn Ten New HabitsFast Company: Meet Blake MycoskieFast Company: ‘Modern living is tough’: Toms founder launches a wellness kit inspired by his own strugglesBusiness Insider: After growing a $625 million dollar brand, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie is betting on the wellness industryCNBC: How burnout inspired Toms founder Blake Mycoskie to start his next businessINC: What’s Next for Toms, the $400 Million For-Profit Built on Karmic CapitalINC: Toms Founder Blake Mycoskie’s Simple Habits for Recovering From BurnoutPeople: TOMS Shoes Founder Launches New Wellness Company to Help Combat the “Stress of Modern Living”SHRM: TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Encourages Self-Help After Depression DiagnosisBusiness Of Fashion: The social entrepreneur pioneered the ‘one for one’ giving model with his footwear start-up, which donates shoes to needy children.Esalen: Blake Mycoskie — Why I Started TomsWebMD: Blake Mycoskie Starts Something That MattersShark Tank: Blake MycoskieThe Chalkboard: Overcoming Depression Inspired Blake Mycoskie’s Latest Biz VentureHow I Built This With Guys Raz: Blake MycoskieIf— by Rudyard KiplingHoffman Institute: The Hoffman ProcessThe 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/vcHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & 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.Amazon Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to the Amazon 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.

Blake Mycoskie: The More You Give, The More You Live

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 340 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:57:16

This is the story of a lifelong seeker. It’s about organizing your life around spiritual principles. Breaking the addiction to external validation. And always having the courage to fail.Meet Blake Mycoskie.Quite the change maker, Blake is most famously known as the founder of the wildly successful shoe company TOMS. He also pioneered the ‘One for One’ business model, donating a pair of shoes to a child in need for each pair sold. In turn, he sparked a generation of conscious consumers — and rebranded corporate responsibility as not only cool, but de rigueur.But Blake’s story neither begins nor ends with TOMS. A natural-born entrepreneur, Blake started 5 other businesses before TOMS. And he’s since moved on from his shoe empire to launch Madefor — a ten-month program that applies key principles of modern neuroscience, psychology, and physiology to make your brain and body better.This is more than the story of an incredible entrepreneur. It’s about navigating the world through a spiritual lens. And the power of commitment to persistent personal growth.It’s less about TOMS and more about the kind of person that imagines TOMS. It’s about intuition. The stewardship required to scale an idea into a global phenomenon — and the ongoing commitment to service that led to Madefor.Blake is a very special human. It was an honor to finally spend some time with him. And a delight to share the experience with you.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.For those feeling stagnant or stuck, my hope is that Blake’s testimony — chock-full of sage business and life advice — ignites the inner change you seek most and guides you towards peace.Madefor Discount: Blake is generously gifting my listeners with 20% off the Madefor program. Just use the code “RICHROLL” at getmadefor.com. In full disclosure, I am not an affiliate nor do I have any financial entanglement or otherwise with Madefor — just sharing the good news.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsJoovv: 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.Tracksmith: An independent running apparel brand that celebrates the competitive spirit and athletes dedicated to the pursuit of personal excellence with premium running equipment designed and crafted for racing and training in all conditions. To learn more visit Tracksmith.com/RichRoll and enter code Richroll at checkout to get $15 off your first purchase of $75 or more.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.Stride Health: The first health insurance recommendation engine tuned & tailored to the life of the individual. Find the perfect health plan for you. Enrollment ends December 15th, so it’s time for you to get covered with the right plan. Just go to stridehealth.com/richroll It’s easy coverage in 10 minutes or less, built just for people like us.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs & discount codes, visit Our Sponsors.SHOW NOTES:Connect with Blake: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookBook: Start Something That MattersMadefor: The Spirit Behind The ScienceTOMS: Blake’s BioVogue: Blake Mycoskie Is Flourishing—And You Will Too If You Try His New Wellness Program, MadeforMen’s Health: This New Wellness Program Wants to Make Self-Improvement Easy⁠—No, Really.Forbes: Why The Founder Of TOMS Shoes Wants You To Learn Ten New HabitsFast Company: Meet Blake MycoskieFast Company: ‘Modern living is tough’: Toms founder launches a wellness kit inspired by his own strugglesBusiness Insider: After growing a $625 million dollar brand, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie is betting on the wellness industryCNBC: How burnout inspired Toms founder Blake Mycoskie to start his next businessINC: What’s Next for Toms, the $400 Million For-Profit Built on Karmic CapitalINC: Toms Founder Blake Mycoskie’s Simple Habits for Recovering From BurnoutPeople: TOMS Shoes Founder Launches New Wellness Company to Help Combat the “Stress of Modern Living”SHRM: TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Encourages Self-Help After Depression DiagnosisBusiness Of Fashion: The social entrepreneur pioneered the ‘one for one’ giving model with his footwear start-up, which donates shoes to needy children.Esalen: Blake Mycoskie — Why I Started TomsWebMD: Blake Mycoskie Starts Something That MattersShark Tank: Blake MycoskieThe Chalkboard: Overcoming Depression Inspired Blake Mycoskie’s Latest Biz VentureHow I Built This With Guys Raz: Blake MycoskieIf— by Rudyard KiplingHoffman Institute: The Hoffman ProcessThe 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/vcHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & 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.Amazon Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to the Amazon 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.

Ravi Patel's Pursuit Of Happiness

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 410 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 02:18:14

What’s the best way to grow old? Are we over-parenting our kids? And how can I strike the right work-life balance?These are just a few of the questions Ravi Patel was struggling with. So the actor, filmmaker, husband and dad decided to explore how foreign cultures grapple with them. The result is Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness, a docu-series in which Ravi enlists his friends and family in overseas adventures in search of answers to life’s questions.Perhaps you caught Ravi’s 2014 hit documentary Meet The Patels, a funny and touching first-person family adventure in which Ravi enlists his traditional Indian parents in his search for love, leading him down a rabbit hole into the world of arranged marriages.Streaming on HBO Max, the new show digs even deeper — a poignant and timely deconstruction of American exceptionalism that ventures beyond buddy travelogue tropes.Today Ravi shares his story — and the many lessons learned along the way.Hardly your ordinary actor, this conversation begins with an exploration of Ravi’s unique path. His past life in investment banking. His current interest in health and wellness. His grapple with identity and indoctrination. And his sundry adventures navigating the vicissitudes of Hollywood.We then pivot to the many nuggets of wisdom Ravi has gleaned from his personal journey. And we tug on the questions explored in his Pursuit of Happiness travels to Japan, Denmark, South Korea and Mexico:Why are Americans so unhappy? How can you be a good parent? How do you find work life balance? And how can we responsibly promote inclusion for all?Recorded pre-election, this conversation is equal parts light-hearted and profound — a mix of laughs and uppercase Truths on all things love, partnership, parenting, purpose, and passion.It’s also a friendship origin story. The first of what I anticipate will be more conversations to come.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I love this guy and everything he’s about. And I hope you find this conversation as refreshing and uplifting as I did.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsMerryfield: Discover new brands and earn points every time your grocery receipt includes our participating better-for-you brands. Download the Merryfield iOS app today from the Apple App Store for free and stop missing out on points and free gift cards on brands you’re already buying. Merryfield: Shop clean. Get rewarded.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.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. Give the gift of Native by going to nativedeo.com/roll or use promo coderoll at checkout, and get 20% off your first order. Make sure you order before December 7th to get your products in time for Christmas!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.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs & discount codes, visit Our Sponsors.SHOW NOTESConnect with Ravi: Instagram | Twitter | FacebookDocumentary: Meet The PatelsHBO Max: Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of HappinessIMBD: Ravi PatelDeadline: CNN Original Series ‘Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness’ Moves To HBO Max, Gets Premiere DateLA Times: An Angeleno searched the globe for the meaning of happiness. Here’s what he learnedNPR: Ravi Patel On His New ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ DocuseriesShondaland: Ravi Patel is Pursuing Happiness Just When We Need It MostCNBC: A documentarian finds the perfect solution to happiness—what happened when he faked his own deathPrimetimer: Ravi Patel Is Googling the World To Solve His Life ProblemsDecider: Ravi Patel Proves Himself To Be A Charming, Personable, And Authentic Host During His ‘Pursuit Of Happiness’Hollywood Outbreak: How Ravi Patel Wound Up Getting His ‘Happiness’Your Tango: Ravi Patel’s Parents Are The Most Darling Couple On TV Right NowYahoo News: Ravi Patel discusses docuseries ‘Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness’NOSH: This Saves Lives Launches in Texas H-E-B StoresThis Saves Lives: Snack BarBook: The Blue Zones of HappinessI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & 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.Amazon Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to the Amazon 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: E Pluribus Unum

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 200 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 02:11:28

Election week. Healing the national divide. Environmental progress. Weekly wins. And, of course, listener questions. Welcome to another edition of Roll On.Commanding co-host duties as always is 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.Some of the many topics explored in today’s conversation include:• Recapping our whirlwind election week;• Making sense of the 70 million votes for Trump and the implications this presents;• Understanding Biden and the presidency to come;• Bridging our cultural and political divide as a national imperative;• Rich’s latest Esquire piece and thoughts on the writing process;• Chris Nikic, the first athlete with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon;• and Rich’s newest offering, Voicing Change.In addition, we answer the following listener questions:• How do you stay focused on your journey and minimize distractions?• How do you embrace change and take a step into the unknown?• How do you make time for your partner as parents to young children?Thank you to Frank from Southern California, Davin from South Florida, and Michelle from New Jersey 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. Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsHarrys: A superior shave at an affordable price. Right now, new U.S. customers can redeem a Harry’s Trial Set which includes a five-blade razor (featuring their new, sharper blades), a weighted handle, foaming shave gel with and a travel cover to protect your blade when you’re on the go. Go to harrys.com/ROLL to start saving and shaving today.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/RichRollTracksmith: An independent running apparel brand that celebrates the competitive spirit and athletes dedicated to the pursuit of personal excellence with premium running equipment designed and crafted for racing and training in all conditions. To learn more visit Tracksmith.com/RichRoll and enter code Richroll at checkout to get $15 off your first purchase of $75 or more.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.SHOW NOTESConnect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterAdam’s Books: Can’t Hurt Me | One BreathYouTube: Powers of Ten™ (1977)LA Times: How the waters off Catalina became a DDT dumping groundThe Guardian: Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on recordNew York Times: A Teacher, His Killer and the Failure of French IntegrationHBO: The Perfect WeaponSam Harris: The Information ApocalypseNina Schick: DeepfakesBook: Deepfakes: The Coming InfocalypseBook: Silent SpringDavid Goggins: ClothingProject Drawdown: SolutionsRRP #355: Dotsie Bausch: From Eating Disorder to Olympic GloryRRP #475: Amelia Boone Is A Human being (And A Badass)I'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcHOW 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 Ali Rogers; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

John Moffet On The Power of Olympic Aspirations

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 190 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 02:13:50

This is the story of an athletic prodigy. It’s also the story of heartbreak. And a hero that became a friend.Meet John Moffet.His journey begins at 11. To keep him out of trouble, John’s parents enroll him in swim lessons. Mere weeks later, it was clear he was special.Within a year, John was obliterating national age group records. By 16 he made his first Olympic Team, becoming the youngest male athlete on the entire U.S.A. squad. But America would boycott the 1980 Moscow Games, robbing John and so many athletes of the opportunity to share their gifts on the world’s largest stage.Four years later, John ascended the starting blocks at 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games as the world record holder and gold medal favorite in his specialty — the 100m breastroke. But a severe groin injury suffered in a preliminary heat would once again crush his dreams of Olympic glory. It’s a story well told in Bud Greenspan’s Olympic documentary 16 Days of Glory — a legendary filmmaker who would later become John’s mentor in his subsequent career as a storyteller. It’s a career that began humbly in the pioneering days of reality television and would ultimately lead to John taking home three 3 Emmys as an executive producer of The Amazing Race.John’s latest creative pursuit is Sports, Life, Balance —  a new podcast about the many timeless lessons learned through sport and their transformative application to all areas of life. Launching around Thanksgiving, be sure to check it out and subscribe — this one’s worth it.As a daydreaming adolescent swimmer, god-like photos of John ripped from the pages of Swimming World magazine adorned my bedroom wall. So it was utterly surreal when my path delivered me to Stanford. The opportunity for this bright-eyed, 17-year old freshman to call John my teammate was a dream come true.And such began a friendship we have maintained for the last thirty-five years.This is a conversation about what happens when desire meets deeds. It’s about determination and perseverance. The power of storytelling. The importance of reinvention. And the courage to blaze your own unique path.It’s also a rundown of Olympic trials and tribulations — and the conglomerate of raw and historic athleticism that was the hallmark of Stanford in the mid-1980s.Packed with life lessons acquired by dint of John’s extraordinary athletic and professional career, it’s a master class on how to keep pushing when it matters most. When it’s okay to let go. And why aspiration is the master of destination.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. One of my oldest and dearest friends, I love John and everything he is about. So it’s a long-overdue honor to share his story with you today. May you see in him what I always have.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm: The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. Right now, my listeners can get a special limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!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. 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.Navitas Organics: Great people. Great products. Great planetary mission. A win for all. Only the highest-quality and most powerful plants, berries, roots, nuts and seeds the earth has to offer. Visit navitasorganics.com/richroll and you can get  30% off your entire order of organic superfoods when you use the promo code RICHROLL.Theragun: With an OLED screen, personalized Theragun app, and the quiet and power you need, there is no substitute for the Theragun Gen 4, starting at only $199. Experience the percussive therapy device that’s unlike anything you’ve ever felt, risk-free for 30 days or your money back, at Theragun.com/RICHROLLSHOW NOTESConnect with John: Instagram | LinkedinJaybird: John MoffetNew York Times: John Moffet Olympic ProfileLos Angeles Times: John Moffet Millennium Hall of FameIMBD: John MoffetYouTube: 16 days of GloryEmmys: John MoffetI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcHOW 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 Ali Rogers; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hakim Tafari Is The Journeyman Of Reinvention

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 350 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 02:59:46

Although Hakim Tafari defies categorization, a few things are clear. This guy has light. And his journey of personal transformation is nothing short of remarkable.Hakim is a unique and gentle soul of many trades and traits. But fundamentally, he is a seeker. A journeyman of reinvention. An ambassador of running culture & mindfulness. A master of many a martial art from Kung Fu to Tai Chi. An herbalist, massage therapist, a vegan. And an ardent student and practitioner of several spiritual traditions from Buddhism to Daoism.Hakim’s life didn’t come easy. Nor was it delivered overnight. Instead it’s the hard-wrought product of devotion to progressive growth. To being just a little bit better today than yesterday.Today he shares his story.Paved with solid life lessons, this conversation is one man’s hero’s journey.It’s about transformation.It’s about finding peace in failure. Creating a mindfulness-based lifestyle. The call to blaze a spiritual path. And the pangs of growth.But more than anything, this is a dialog about finding freedom — in mind, body, and soul.I’ve had the pleasure of conversing with a diversity of extraordinary humans. But every blue moon I luck into a mind-meld that elevates an exchange into a higher gear. This is one such experience — a connection marked with heart and truth. Vulnerability and authenticity.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsOn Running: Born in the Swiss Alps, On Running is the world’s fastest-growing running brand. From their patented cushioning system to their gorgeous minimal design aesthetic, shoes & gear that performs and looks great too. Go to on-running.com/richroll to unlock the voucher, and pick your favorite shoe or apparel piece and run in it for a 30-day risk-free trial, no questions asked.Whoop: The world’s most powerful fitness tracker. Get smarter about how you sleep, recover, and train, so you can unlock your best self. Go to WHOOP.com and use the promo code “Richroll” at checkout to save 15% off WHOOP.Jaybird: Pioneering audio for the active, Jaybird makes the most advanced and durable headphones I have ever tried. Their wireless Vista earbuds (my favorite) are not only waterproof and sweatproof with industry-leading battery life, they’re the only true wireless headphones that meet U.S. military rugged compliance standards. When you’re ready to expand the horizon of your active audio experience, go to JaybirdSport.com and use the code RICHROLL20 for 20% off their new Vista buds.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.SHOW NOTESConnect with Hakim:  Website | Instagram | YouTube | FacebookJaybird: Hakim Tafari - Mindfulness ShortJaybird: Hakim Tafari - Music ShortJaybird: Hakim Tafari - Running Shortace & tate: The Metamorphoses of Hakim TafariAirelibre: TAO by Hakim TafariAirelibre: "How Running and Mindfulness saved my life" with Hakim TafariCiele Athletics: Running in TaoThe Line Hotel: Zen Out with Hakim TafariBook: Radical DharmaBook: Dharma PunxI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcHOW 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 Ali Rogers; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Roll On: Keeping Your House Clean

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 210 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 01:42:06

Welcome to another edition of Roll On—my bi-monthly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions.Commanding co-host duties as always is 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.Some of the many topics explored in today’s conversation include:• The impending U.S. presidential election;• how the coast of Los Angeles was once a legal dumping ground for DDT, and the implications of this oceanic pollution;• the documentary ‘The Perfect Weapon’ and the rise of cyber warfare;• Nina Schick and her investigation into the world of Deepfakes;• thoughts on sustainability, stability, and the power of community;• and Rich's newest offering, 'Voicing Change’.In addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you manage burnout?How do you live in alignment with your values?How do you navigate body dysmorphia and eating disorders as a man?Thank you to Randall from Nebraska, Robel from Montana, and Evan from Fullerton, CA 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. Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsDaily Harvest: Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that are ready in five minutes or less. Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code richroll to get $25 off your first box.Native: Safe, effective protection against odor & wetness. For both men & women, Native is deodorant that isn’t a chemistry experiment–no aluminum, parabens, phthalates or talc. All ingredients are non-toxic and it lasts all day. For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeo.com/roll and use promo code roll during checkout!Stride Health: The first health insurance recommendation engine tuned & tailored to the life of the individual. Find the perfect health plan for you. Enrollment begins November 1st and ends December 15th, so it’s time for you to get covered with the right plan. Just go to stridehealth.com/richroll It’s easy coverage in 10 minutes or less, built just for people like us.SHOW NOTESConnect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterAdam’s Books: Can’t Hurt Me | One BreathYouTube: Powers of Ten™ (1977)LA Times: How the waters off Catalina became a DDT dumping groundThe Guardian: Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on recordNew York Times: A Teacher, His Killer and the Failure of French IntegrationHBO: The Perfect WeaponSam Harris: The Information ApocalypseNina Schick: DeepfakesBook: Deepfakes: The Coming InfocalypseBook: Silent SpringDavid Goggins: ClothingProject Drawdown: SolutionsRRP #355: Dotsie Bausch: From Eating Disorder to Olympic GloryRRP #475: Amelia Boone Is A Human being (And A Badass)I'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcHOW 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 Ali Rogers; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Matthew McConaughey Wants You To Find Your Frequency

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 460 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 01:48:08

One of the world's most compelling public figures, today Matthew McConaughey graces the show to share his incredible life story -- a journey laced with timeless wisdom & lessons on authenticity, character, integrity and what it means to be true to one's self.Do I really need to introduce this guy?Dazed And Confused. Dallas Buyers Club. Wolf of Wall Street. Interstellar. True Detective. You've seen them. You love 'em. And you love him.But over yonder -- far afield of the epic screen characters -- resides a mystic cowboy poet. A family man and father prone to ponderings profound. A seeker ever questing for adventure off the beaten path. A Texan on a four-dimensional vision quest, pursuing life in accordance with a homespun code. His is an experience-earned philosophy. Truths both personal and universal that he shares in his utterly unique way. A way that can only be described as 100% McConaughey.Beyond the make believe, tactile Matthew is an active philanthropist through his Just Keep Livin’ Foundation. He's a professor at the University of Texas in his hometown of Austin, where he also serves up 'Minister of Culture' duties for the UT Athletic Department and the Austin FC Soccer Club, of which he is part owner.Matthew is also quite the writer. Inspired by a lifetime of journaling, his recently released Greenlights is a delightfully earnest self-mythologizing romp. It's also a surprisingly astute and philosophically profound love letter to life -- a beat generation inspired pastiche of journal entries. Hollywood nights. Teenage daydreams. Off-grid plots. Amazonian scraps. Monk-like retreats. And, of course, lessons learned -- all sprinkled with just the right amount of self-help fairy dust.I couldn’t put it down. And that doesn’t happen often.Don't let the hang-dog laconicism fool you. Matthew is a man with a world-class work ethic. Razor sharp focus. Bull-like tenacity. And full commitment to everything he does.A master of perseverance and resilience, Matthew is also one of the most spiritually attuned beings I have ever met.This conversation is an exploration of many things. It's about discernment. Making critical choices. Crafting your future with intention. And the importance of character.It’s about widening our aperture on life. How to effectively and consistently grow, learn and transform. And it's about how to hone intuition to connect (to coin Matthew’s phrase) “the autobahn between your mind and heart.”But overall, this conversation is about my favorite subject -- the hard-wrought journey to authenticity and self-actualization.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I know Matthew is making the legacy media and podcast rounds. But I think (and hope) we took this to a few places others haven't. Either way, this one is super fun -- and chock-a-bloc with timeless life wisdom. It was an honor. I sincerely hope you dig it.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm: The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. Right now, my listeners can get a special limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!ROKA Eyewear: Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. If you’re active like me and wear prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, ROKA combines the no-slip performance you’ve been waiting for with fashionable design. Visit roka.com and enter code RichRoll for 20% off.Tracksmith: an independent running apparel brand that celebrates the competitive spirit and athletes dedicated to the pursuit of personal excellence with premium running equipment designed and crafted for racing and training in all conditions. To learn more visit Tracksmith.com/RichRoll and enter code Richroll at checkout to get $15 off your first purchase of $75 or more.Navitas Organics: Great people. Great products. Great planetary mission. A win for all. Only the highest-quality and most powerful plants, berries, roots, nuts and seeds the earth has to offer. Visit navitasorganics.com/richroll and you can get for 30% off your entire order of organic superfoods when you use the promo code RICHROLLFor 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 Matthew:  Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookBook: GreenlightsNew York Times: Matthew McConaughey Wrote The Book On Matthew McConaugheyNew Yorker: The McConaissanceVanity Fair: Matthew McConaughey Spent 52 Days Alone in the Desert with No Electricity to Write His MemoirAustin Monthly: The World According to Matthew McConaugheyPeople: Matthew McConaughey Opens Up About Raising Creative KidsIMDb: Matthew McConaugheyYouTube: Matthew McConaughey's Life Advice Will Change Your FutureYouTube: Matthew McConaughey gives inspiring commencement speech to class of 2020 l GMANon-profit: Just Keep Living FoundationLet America Be America by Langston HughesRelated Podcasts:RRP #479: Edward Norton: Thoughts On Ego & Taking Big SwingsRRP #448: The Awakening Of Russell BrandRRP #398: Jamie Dornan & Sacha Gervasi On The Delusion of CelebrityI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcHOW 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; photos by Levi, Vida, and Livingston McConaughey; 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.

Chris Burkard’s Crusade Against The Mundane

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 310 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 02:35:30

A treat for any and all with a bent for adventure and creative expression, today's guest is one of my very favorite visionaries of images still and moving.Meet Chris Burkard.A true artist in many forms, Chris is a photographer, filmmaker, world explorer, accomplished endurance athlete (last year he set the record for fastest man to circumnavigate Iceland by bike), dirtbag surfer extraordinaire, author, creative director, father, and man of faith. But first and foremost, Chris is a storyteller --best known for his photojournalistic, humanizing approach to the farthest expanses of the Earth and capturing stories that inspire humans to consider our relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere.Chances are you follow Chris on Instagram — stacked with breathtaking landscapes and tales of adventure, his feed is a unique portal into other worlds that magnetizes 3.6 million people daily.Well established as a leading creative and man of global influence by the ripe age of 32 (now 34), Chris’ visionary perspective has earned him opportunities to work on global, prominent campaigns with Fortune 500 clients and brands like Apple, The North Face, Patagonia, Microsoft, Burton, Capitol Records, Quiksilver, and REI to name but a few.He’s spoken on the main TED stage, designed product lines, and published a growing collection of gorgeous books including, California Surf Project, At Glacier’s End, Boy Who Spoke To The Earth (children’s book), Distance Shores, and and High Tide: A Surf Odyssey. Chris' lates offering is Unnar -- a short documentary that tells the story of Chirs’ friend Ellii, an Icelandic photographer, surfer, and kayaker whose perspective changed after surviving a near death experience. Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, Unnar is now freely viewable on Chris’ YouTube page. Don't miss it.Today Chris shares his story.I’ve been a huge fan and admirer of Chris for ages. This conversation was long in the making — and does not disappoint. It’s a conversation about being present in the moment. Making art out of suffering. Taking big risks. And what's behind his love affair with Iceland.It’s also a glimpse into the creative mind of a true artist, laced with potent life lessons that will leave you thinking more broadly about your own path.But most importantly, it is about crusading against the mundane — and living a wanderlust lifestyle.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Chris is a very special human. We need more like him. I greatly appreciate his openness and perspective. And my hope is that this exchange will strengthen your reverence for the outdoors -- and inspire your own impulse for adventure.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsMerryfield: Discover new brands and earn points every time your grocery receipt includes our participating better-for-you brands. Download the Merryfield iOS app today from the Apple App Store for free and stop missing out on points and free gift cards on brands you’re already buying. Merryfield; Shop clean. Get rewarded.Ten Thousand: The World’s Most Durable Training Shorts. Built for Your Needs. Designed for Performance. Every order gets FREE shipping, FREE exchanges and FREE returns. Save 20% OFF your first purchase at tenthousand.cc with promo code “RICHROLL”.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.Theragun: With an OLED screen, personalized Theragun app, and the quiet and power you need, there is no substitute for the Theragun Gen 4, starting at only $199. Experience the percussive therapy device that’s unlike anything you’ve ever felt, risk-free for 30 days or your money back, at Theragun.com/RICHROLLFor 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 Chris: Website | Instagram | Twitter | ShopFilm: UnnurFilm: Under An Arctic SkyBook: Distant Shores: Surfing the Ends of the EarthBook: The California Surf ProjectBook: High Tide: A Surf OdysseyBook: Boy Who Spoke To The EarthTED: The joy of surfing in ice-cold waterSurfline: Chris Burkard’s New Film, ‘Unnur’ — An Icelandic Surf SagaIceland Monitor: Chris Burkard Sets Record in WOW CyclothonSíminn Cyclothon: siminncyclothon.isCreative Live: The Outdoor Photography ExperienceSurfer: Chris BurkardOutside: The Wild Life of Instagram Star Chris BurkardOutside: How to Become a Better Travel Photographer at HomeIceland Monitor: Burkard, Followed by Millions, Bikes Across IcelandCNN: These otherworldly photographs warn of Iceland's disappearing riversReykjavík Grapevine: Across Iceland (Literally) By Bike In Nine DaysOn: Q&A with superstar photographer Chris BurkardInsideHook: Photographer Chris Burkard Wants You to Travel Differently After QuarantineGear Junkie: Raising Kids Outside: Parenthood, Surfing, Thrills, and BalanceBook: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeownRelated Podcasts:RRP #351: Alex Honnold is the Free Soul of Free Solo ClimbingRRP #417: Summiting the Mind of The World's Greatest Mountain RunnerRRP #519: For Colin O'Brady, Infinite Loves Fuels Human PotentialFor 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 Ali Rogers; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Michael Muller On Swimming With Great Whites & Moving Towards Fear

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • 230 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:59:42

Michael Muller is Hollywood's most in-demand photographer.But that title doesn't even begin to capture the breadth of his extraordinary, Hemingway-esque life.It's a path defined by his commitment to curiosity. An unquenchable thirst for adventure. Unbridled creativity.And an impulse to always, always move towards fear.Traveling to 60 countries before he even entered high school (a count that is currently at 200), Michael spent the greater part of his childhood living in Saudi Arabia. It was there that his passion for photography blossomed. The more he saw, the more he felt drawn to capturing his experiences in imagery.By his mid-teens that passion had already become a career, documenting the snowboarding & punk rock scenes across California. But he soon found himself behind the velvet rope in Los Angeles, documenting the next generation of silver screen superstars. But the ripe age of 22, Michael established himself as a leading Hollywood entertainment and fashion photographer. Today Michael is the top dog in his game — a guy who has photographed everyone who is anyone for every prominent media outlet from Vanity Fair to Esquire: Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Jeff Bridges, Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Hugh Jackman, Bruce Willis, Scarlett Johansson, Nirvana, Leonardo DiCaprio. You get the picture.The question isn’t who has he photographed, it’s who hasn’t he. That iconic photograph of Kobe Bryant bowing that graced the cover of TIME magazine in February? That’s Michael.That blockbuster movie poster or billboard you love? Chances are that’s Michael too -- the man behind countless studio campaigns from Marvel movies to Inherent Vice.But Michael’s truest passion — and a primary focus of today’s exchange — is sharks. Specifically, great whites. Documenting them on film. Understanding them. Educating others about them. And most importantly, preserving them.This conversation is about so many things.It’s of course a recap of Michael’s unbelievable life, which is more adventure novel than a resume.It’s about the nature of creativity. It’s about what drives him — his philosophies on work, passion, service — and the incredible power of the image to shape culture.It's about his relationship with fear. PTSD. And how swimming with sharks changed his relationship with himself and the natural environment we all share.It’s also keenly focused on preserving our oceans, specifically protecting our sharks, 100 million of which are killed every year. These apex predators are beyond vital to our ocean’s ecosystem, and without them, you’ll soon learn, our oceans will crumble.But more than anything, this conversation is about what the great whites represent: fear.It's about why the only way to overcome this debilitating emotion is to move towards it. To face it head-on.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Charismatic and larger than life, Michael is unlike any previous guest I've hosted on this podcast. This conversation is one for the ages.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsJoovv: 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.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Save 10% at checkout when you visit squarespace.com/richroll and use the discount code RICHROLL at checkout.Whoop: The world’s most powerful fitness tracker. Get smarter about how you sleep, recover, and train, so you can unlock your best self. Go to WHOOP.com and use the promo code “Richroll” at checkout to save 15% off WHOOP.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Michael: Website | Instagram | TwitterBook: Sharks by Michael MullerTED: Changing Perspectives: Sharks | Michael MullerYouTube: Michael Muller - Shark Awareness WeekYouTube: Photographer Michael Muller Shoots Sharks and People in the Same LightGear Patrol: Photographer Michael Muller Shoots Sharks and People in the Same LightTaschen: Lights, Camera, Teeth: The ocean’s endangered predator as never seen beforeCNN: From Hollywood to the sea? How an A-list photographer captures sharksCondé Nast: Sharks — But Not As You Know ThemHuffPost: These Divers Just Found Out How Fast Great White Sharks Can SwimLeica: Odyssey — A visual adventure across air and seaTime: A Photographer, Swimming Among SharksCool Hunting: Interview — Photographer Michael Muller Business Insider: A photographer swam with sharks for 10 years to capture these stunning photosSideshow: The Final Bow (Kobe Bryant Art Print) by Michael MullerBook: The Buddha and The BadassBook: Big MagicRelated Podcasts:RRP #533: How to Change Your Brain With Dr. Andrew HubermanRRP #350: Paul De Gelder on The Shark Attack That Saved His LifeRRP #472: Chase Jarvis: Creativity Is Our BirthrightFor 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 Davy Greenberg;  and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.