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


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Our Social Dilemma — Thoughts on Technology, Addiction, and the Illusion of Free Will

Welcome to another edition ofRoll 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 is my hype man Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins'Can't Hurt Meco-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such asThe New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC,andMen’s Health.He is also the author ofOne Breath,which chronicles the life and death of America's greatest freediver. He's also currently hard at work on a novel and just welcomed his newborn son into the world.Some of the many topics explored in today's conversation include:The new Netflix documentary, 'The Social Dilemma,' and the dangerous human impact of social mediaThe mental health effects of the pandemic on teensRich's exploration of barefoot runningEthan Hawke's new TED Talk,Give Yourself Permission To Be Creative30 Day Single-Use Plastic Challenge UpdateThe ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World ChampionshipTony Riddle's #3barepeaks challengeMaya Gabeira's big wave surfing world recordIn addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you balance climate consciousness with realistic needs?How do you know if you are living your purpose or should pursue a career change?How do we navigate professional relationships in the age of Zoom?Thank you to Mark from Germany, Josh from outside D.C., and Victoria from Ottawa for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on ourFacebook Page,or better yet leave a voicemail at(424) 235-4626.The visually inclined can watch our exchange onYouTube.And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsROKA Eyewear:Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. If you’re active like me and wear prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, ROKA combines the no-slip performance you’ve been waiting for with fashionable design. Tosave 20%on a new pair of killer sunglasses or prescription eyewear, visitroka.com/richroll.Public Goods:One version of every essential in one place. Healthy, high quality, sustainable and affordable home goods, personal care products, and premium pantry staples. Everything is ethically sourced and free of harmful additives. The folks at Public Goods are generously giving listeners of the show$15 to spendon their first purchase — just go topublicgoods.com/RICHROLLor use codeRICHROLLat checkout.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 toseed.com/RICHROLLtolearn more abouttheir game-changing Daily Synbiotic.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect With Adam:Website|Instagram|TwitterAdam's Books:Can't Hurt Me|One BreathNetflix:The Social DilemmaThe New York Times:‘The Social Dilemma’ Review: Unplug and RunWall Street Journal:‘The Social Dilemma’ Review: Sharing a Sense of DismayLA Times:A call to digital arms, ‘The Social Dilemma’ demands changeGQ:The Conscience of Silicon ValleyMaking Sense:What is technology doing to us? A Conversation with Tristan HarrisScribd:A Call to Minimize Distraction & Respect Users' Attentionby Tristan HarrisNon-profit:Center For Humane TechnologyYouTube:Who owns your data? Jaron Lanier has the answer. | Andrew YangTime:How Conspiracy Theories Are Shaping the 2020 Election—and Shaking the Foundation of American DemocracyFast Company:We can have social media as we know it, or we can have democracyThe New York Times:Historic Wildfires Rage in The Western StatesTED:Give yourself p

146 min2 d ago
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Our Social Dilemma — Thoughts on Technology, Addiction, and the Illusion of Free Will

Health is About the Little Things: Rangan Chatterjee, M.D. on How to Feel Better in Five Minutes

As 2020 continues to unfurl in a fashion beyond surreal, more and more are descending into the anguished abyss of distress. Awakening to acrid tangerine skies that have transformed sunny California into aBlade Runnerdystopia, I myself vacillate between melancholia and a commitment to forge a better world.When the darkness descends, I find sanity in focusing only on those things I can control: my actions and reactions. Nonetheless, waves of anxiety -- and sometimes even despair -- continue to break on the shores of my consciousness. It is in these moments that I resort to a battery of simple but generally quite effective contrary actions. I spend time in nature. Double down on meditation and human connection. I eat better and move more. And I extend myself in service to others.To further explore the many practical and unexacting things we can all undertake during this stressful time to course-correct our emotional disposition, reframe our reality and sustainably serve our well-being,...

133 min5 d ago
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Health is About the Little Things: Rangan Chatterjee, M.D. on How to Feel Better in Five Minutes

Think Like A Monk: Jay Shetty On Purpose, Compassion & Happiness

Last week we went deep with an actual monk. Today we extend this exploration with a former monk -- a renounced renunciant who returned to relate the wisdom gleaned for the betterment of all.MeetJay Shetty.If that name rings a bell, it's likely due to his social media omnipresence. With a global following in excess of 20 million people, Jay has a knack for creating what he callsviral wisdom --snackable videos based on ancient tenets that have surpassed 7 billion views -- making him one of the most viewed people on the internet.A graduate of Cass Business school with an honors degree in Behavioral Science, Jay has been named one of Forbes magazine’s 30-under-30. He's been invited to keynote at companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. He is the host of the popular On Purposepodcast. And the occasion for today’s conversation is Jay’s new book,Think Like A Monk --- a distillation of the timeless wisdom learned during his ascetic days on an ashram into practical tools we can all use to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.Today the man Russell Brand (RRP 448) calls 'a cat-eyed mystic' shares his story.This is a conversation about Jay's most unusual journey. His decision to shirk the predictable post-college path and instead move to India. The three-year exploration of austerity that indelibly changed his worldview. His decision to return home, fueled by a desire to make an impact. And the most remarkable path that followed.We discuss the insights he gleaned along the way -- and the many tools freely available to underscore our lives with greater meaning and purpose.Among many other subjects, we explore the plausibility of conscious capitalism. The double-edged sword of social media. And how to use commerce and attention for good. To spread love. Encourage laughter. And arouse souls from the waking dream that defines the lives of far too many.Note:This was taped pre-pandemic over 6 months ago, when the world was a very different place. Coronavirus delayed the original release of Jay’s book from Spring to Fall, so I agreed to hold on publishing this episode until now.You can watch it all go down (in my original home studio) on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.This conversation is more than just whimsical ramblings. Jay’s methods for mindfulness and self-actualization are evidence-based and platitude-free. Just perceptions and practical takeaways you can adopt right now that will positively reconfigure your reality.I sincerely hope you enjoy the exchange.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsNative: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. For20% off your first purchase, visitNativeDeo.com/rolland usepromo code rollduring checkout!Outerknown:Founded by pro-surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown creates high quality, sustainably produced, and great looking men’s and women’s clothes, ethically manufactured in the world’s cleanest solar-powered factory. When you’re ready to amp up your wardrobe with awesome sustainable duds, go toouterknown.comand enter mycode RichRoll at checkout to get 25% off your full-price order.Yes Theory Podcast: My super high-vibe friends Matt, Thomas & Ammar from the wildly popular Yes Theory YouTube channel (one of my favorite channels) partnered with Headspace to launch a new podcast! Turning off the cameras and turning on the mics, they reflect on how discomfort might hold the keys to meaning and happiness. Much like this show, they explore topics like meditation, ego, vulnerability, kindness, how to cultivate a life of meaning. Spoiler: I just might be one of their first guests. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show.For a complete list of all RRP

129 min1 w ago
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Think Like A Monk: Jay Shetty On Purpose, Compassion & Happiness

Radhanath Swami On The Search For Light

As a reminder that we are spiritual beings inhabiting a material world -- wandering this rotating orb as it hurls across the multiverse— it's time to once again transcend the mortal coil to connect with all things ethereal.Our guide for today's celestial adventure is the candescent Radhanath Swami.A New York Times best-selling author, monk, philanthropist, activist and teacher, his Holiness Radhanath Swami is a man that radiates love, compassion and grace with a sweet and joyous disposition that has immeasurably impacted millions of souls across the world.Born Richard Slavin to middle-class parents in Chicago, he came of age amidst the strife and upheaval of the 1960s. A social activist, he slowly became disillusioned with the structural mandates of the western civilized way of life. So, still in his late teens, he left Chicago behind in search of greater meaning. After hitchhiking across the world, he felt called to India. There he met his spiritual teacher, catalyzing histransformation into the mystic he is today.Along the way, Radhanath Swami has founded multiple spiritual communities throughout the world, the most prominent of which is the Radha-Gopinath Ashram located in Mumbai, India. Under his inspiration and guidance, the project has grown to include hospitals, orphanages, a UN-awarded eco-friendly farm, schools, temples, emergency relief programs, and a food distribution program that feeds more than 300,000 children in India every single day.In addition, he teaches Eastern philosophy and spiritually throughout Europe, Asia, and America. His wisdom has reached over 100,000,000 views on social media in the last year. He has been featured as a guest speaker at Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard, Columbia and Stanford, and at corporations such as HSBC, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Intel and Oracle. Along the way he hasmet with many a world leader, including Barak Obama and former Prime ministers Tony Blair, David Cameron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Today he shares his story.This conversation is fueled by my concern for cultural cohesion -- a desire to help mend the vitriolic division and existential tension that is tearing us apart.Therefore, beyond exploring Radhanath Swami's story of origin, we spend the gravamen of our exchange examining what he calls 'the light'. It's about how to embody the space within ourselves that brims with compassion and empathy -- and why a committed spiritual practice is more important now than ever.I understand that some may recoil when it comes to topics spiritual. But this is not about religion. And it's not about dogma. Simply put, it's about why love is the answer.So look past the robe. Set aside preconceived opinions. Open your heart a crack. And be present to receive what this evolved human has to share. If you do, I think this powerful conversation will leave you feeling nourished, more hopeful and immensely more positive about our global predicament.Today's mind meld is viewable (via Zoom) on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple PodcastsandSpotify.Final Note: I intended to publish a Roll On episode today. However, good fortune prevented my bi-weekly confab with Adam Skolnick due to the birth of his son, Zuma James Kalu Skolnick (perhaps the most epic baby name of all time) who arrived in the 3rd dimension this past Saturday at 6:11pm PST. Massive congrats to Adam and momma bear April Wong. Baby and parents are doing well. Adam and I will be back together soon. In the meantime send them some love.And with that nugget of good news, I hope you enjoy today's episode in the spirit in which it is offered -- with radiant love.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 o

108 min2 w ago
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Radhanath Swami On The Search For Light

Darin Olien is Down to Earth

Hot on the heels ofDown To Earth--the #1 hit Netflix series in which he co-stars alongside Zac Efron -- todaymy superfood hunting, brother-from-another-motherDarin Olienreturns for his 4th appearance on the podcast to blow minds and drop wisdom on all things nutrition, hydration, ecological preservation, longevity, and living a high-vibration life.One of my most popular guests to date, Darin’s biography reads like a Hemingway adventure novel. Devoted to advancing human health, ecological preservation and sustainability, he'sspent the better part of the last 20 years embedded in remote farming communities across the Himalayas, South Pacific, Latin America and Asia, scavenging for the most nutritionally potent plants, nuts, and seeds on the planet.His most recent obsession isBarùkas(aka the baru nut) -- an incredibly nutrient-rich superfood known to the indigenous tribes of the Brazilian Cerrado for millennia,yet virtually unheard of anywhere else.This discovery led to Darin to an e...

128 min2 w ago
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Darin Olien is Down to Earth

The Crazy Benefits of Water-Only Fasting With Dr. Alan Goldhamer

When you hear the word ‘addiction’, our attention typically turns to mind-altering substances -- illicit drugs, alcohol, and prescription medications.Typically overlooked in this conversation?Food.But food addiction isn't just real, it just might be our biggest problem. In fact, the hyper-industrialized western world is firmly entrenched in an epidemic of dysfunctional eating, fueled by an outsized appetite for an ever-increasing array of highly processed foods that are scientifically designed -- with just the right amount of sugar, salt and fat -- to hijack our nervous system. Enslave us to compulsive habits that lead to illness. And ultimately render us wards of the pharmaceutical industry.Meanwhile we’ve normalized this twisted and deleterious relationship. So much so that right now, more than two-thirds of adults in the industrialized world are overweight or obese.Nonetheless, millions of people find it extremely difficult if not downright impossible to change their dietary habits -- and simply break the fatal, addictive grip.So how does one effectively transition to a healthy diet sustained over time?According to Dr. Alan Goldhamer,a great place to start is by fasting.I'm not talking about a couple days of drinking juice. I'm talking about nothing but water for upwards of 40 days.Even with strict medical supervision it sounds like scary quackery. But over the last few decades, Dr. Goldhamer has successfully supervised over 20,000 patient fasts. Along the way, he has seen lives transformed wholesale. Unhealthy eating habit addictions broken. Medications ditched. And countless illnesses overcome.An iconoclastic pioneer in his field,Dr. Goldhamer is the founder of True North Health Center, one of the first (and largest) facilities in the world that specializes in medically supervised water-only fasting, along with medical and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and counseling, and more.His work and studies have appeared in countless medical journals. He was featured in the hit documentaryWhat The Health.And his bookThe Pleasure Trap(co-authored by Dr. Doug Lisle), has helped countless thousands transcend their prison of compulsivity when it comes to food choice.Today he joins the podcast to walk us through all things fasting, food addiction, and the power of a whole plant diet to prevent and reverse the many chronic lifestyle ailments that unnecessarily impair millions of people across the world.We explore all things water fasting, from it's origins dating back thousands of years across many cultures and religious traditions to the protocol Dr. Goldhamer administers today.We discuss how fasting can create the foundation to transition to a sustainable, healthy whole food plant diet.And we explore why he advocates an 'SOS' (very low salt oil and sugar) version of that diet.But more than anything, this is a powerful discourse on our uncomfortable relationship with food. How most of us don’t realize we are killing ourselves with our fork and knife. How our food, and our food culture, is making us fat, sick, and frankly miserable. And how almost all of us, despite weight and health, use food as an emotional crutch.I'm well aware that Dr. Goldhamer is controversial in certain circles. His approach represents a radical departure from our traditional western medical paradigm. But he also makes a lot of sense. And his results speak for themselves(I have several personal friends who have undergone his protocol).Final Note: Under no circumstances should anyone undertake a water fast of any length without the medical supervision of a trained professional. In other words, please do not try this at home.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple PodcastsandSpotify.My hope is that Dr. Goldhamer will inspire you to think more deeply about the body's profound ability to heal itself when treated properly. That food freedom is possible. And that none of us nee

129 min3 w ago
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The Crazy Benefits of Water-Only Fasting With Dr. Alan Goldhamer

Prophets Walk Among Us — Thoughts On Beirut, Eradicating Single Use Plastic, Listener Q’s + More

“You’d be amazed by what you can learn from the people in your immediate environment if you just slow down and pay attention.”Rich RollWelcome 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.Once again serving up co-host duties is 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 also the author of One Breath,which chronicles the life and death of America's greatest freediver, and is currently hard at work on a novel.Some of the many topics explored in today's conversation include:Heart rate zones, aerobic training, functional strength & dynamic workoutsThe Beirut explosion, Rich's experiences in Beirut & how you can helpThe politicization of USPS & compromised integrity of our forthcoming electionFinding mentors in our every day livesBureo Hat & Net Positiva -- products from recycled fishing netsThe 30 Day No Single Use Plastic ChallengeWhat is going on with QAnonLeBron James & Patrick Mahomes tackle voter suppressionIn addition, we answer the following listener questions:How is creative expression related to well-being?How does one move forward post-breakup?If there is a through-line of sobriety, diet, and endurance, what is the universal truth that threads them together?And my thoughts on Joe Rogan moving from LA to Texas, and the mass exodus of digital workers in this age of work from home.Thank you to Camille from Illinois, Gabriel from Puerto Rico, Josh from North Carolina, and John 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.This is one of my increasingly rare audio-only podcasts — you can find it streaming wild and free on Apple PodcastsandSpotify.Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsTen Thousand:The World’s Most Durable Training Shorts. Built for Your Needs. Designed for Performance. Every order gets FREE shipping, FREE exchanges and FREE returns.Save 20% OFF your first purchaseattenthousand.ccwithpromo 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,visitBirchLiving.com/RichRollBlinkist: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 BlinkistFREE for 7 daysAND save25% offyour new subscription atblinkist.com/RICHROLLDaily 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 todailyharvest.com and enter promo code richrollto gettwenty-five dollars offyour first box.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterAdam's Books: Can't Hurt Me |One BreathRich's Running For Peace Video: YouTube | InstagramNew York Times: I Was Bloodied and Dazed. Beirut Strangers Treated Me Like a Friend.New York Times: After the Beirut Blast, Lebanon’s Whole Cabinet Quit. Now What?New York Times: Beirut Blast Hit 3 Disparate Neighborhoods. Now They’re United in Rage.Bloomberg: Beirut One Week LaterWebsite: Maxime ChayaTED: Making Peace is a MarathonCNN: Explosion caught on bride's wedding day videoDonate: Thread of worthy organizations to support BeirutDonate: Lebane

114 minAUG 20
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Prophets Walk Among Us — Thoughts On Beirut, Eradicating Single Use Plastic, Listener Q’s + More

Apolo Ohno on The Weight of Gold

“Every thought that enters our mind has a direct impact on how we feel, what wesay, and ultimately the decisions we make.”Apolo OhnoOver the years, I’ve had the pleasure of conversing with many an Olympian, each with a uniquely impressive journey from obscurity to heights most can’t fathom.But what happens after the medal ceremony wraps, the klieg lights shutter, and the career comes to a close? When your entire life is centered on a moment now passed, how do you then shift overnight from podium to pedestrian?One would presume the many skills learned as an athlete -- mindset, focus, discipline, and teamwork -- would translate to seemless success in the civilian world. Ironically, that presumption would be misplaced. In truth, this transition is fraught, and has felled some the greatest competitors among us.We love to celebrate our Olympic heroes. We relish in the dissection of their habits, wrapt in what makes them tick; what makes them great; and what distinguishes the very best from everyone else -- all in service to that sliver of inspiration and applicability to our own lives.But this particular story, the story of civilian assimilation, is less told. It's far less understood. And it's woefully under-appreciated. But it’s also a story perhaps more instructive -- and equally compelling -- as the deconstruction of greatness.From private mental health struggles to debt, loss of identity and a lack of opportunities in retirement, the systems sending our athletes to the Olympics aren’t supporting them well in the long haul. And it’s gotta change.That change begins now, starting with the recently released HBO documentary,The Weight of Gold.Expanding upon a recurring theme of this podcast, the film presents a potent look at the mental health challenges our Olympians often face from their lived perspective. Executive produced and narrated by Michael Phelps, the world’s most athletically accomplished mental health advocate, it features a myriad of celebrated athletes, including today's guest.MeetApolo Ohno,here to help untangle this dark thread that connects those who have stood in the spotlight.An eight-time Olympic medalist in short track speed skating, Apolo is the most decorated American Olympian at the Winter Olympics, and was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2019. He is a Twelve-time U.S. champion, a three-time overall World Cup champion and in 2008 he was Overall World Championship gold medalist.Not to mention, Today, Apolo is aNew York Timesbestselling author, serial entrepreneur, and acclaimed commentator for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Oh yeah, he alsowonDancing With The Starsin 2007 and rocked the Ironman World Championships in 2014.Despite his post-athlete career successes, Apolo knows well themental perils of elite athleticism. Raised by a single dad, Apolo took his dream all the way to the very top. When it was over he didn't just face what might come next. For the first time he had to discover who he was off the rink--and reimagine his life wholesale.This is a conversation about what it’s like to have a passion with a shelf life. The mental health repercussions of Olympic pursuit. And the pitfalls of prodigious success at a young age.More broadly, it's a dialog about why we sabotage ourselves, and how to break this bad habit.And it’s about deconstructing those preconditioned beliefs we all have about who we are and what we are capable of achieving.Today, one of history's all-time great Olympians provides a master class in mindset and intention: how to use it to our advantage, and what it takes to break the mold of what is possible.My hope is that this conversation will help you form a more holistic idea of who you are and what you seek to offer the world. I hope it encourages you to see the strength in vulnerability and the power in asking for help.But more than anything, I hope it breaks whatever illusion you have about what an Olympic athlete is a

128 minAUG 17
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Apolo Ohno on The Weight of Gold

The Gut Health MD: Dr. Will Bulsiewicz On Optimizing Your Microbiome (In A Pandemic)

“Your brain's best friend is your gut. You can't separate the two. If you have an unhealthy gut, it's going to affect your brain.”Will Bulsiewicz, MDWe are living in a moment of compounding collective stress---personal, pandemic, economic, civic, and political. This trauma and tumult comes with side effects both physical and psychological.How do we take care of our bodies during this incredibly stressful moment? Furthermore, how do we buttress our immune system to combat the virus?The answer, we are increasingly coming to understand, begins with the microbiome. In fact, you might be surprised to learn, the gut is home to 70% of our immune system.To glean a better understanding of what that means, I convened withDr. Will Bulsiewicz, a lauded gastroenterologist & gut health guru whose life’s work is devoted to better comprehending the microbiome and the crucial role it plays in all facets of health, from brain function and hormone balance to weight management and everything in between.Affectionately known as 'Dr. B', Willis a graduate of Georgetown School of Medicine and a formerchief medical resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and chief gastroenterology fellow at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. In addition, he received his Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. He's authored more than twenty articles in the top American gastroenterology journals and hisNew York Timesbestselling book,Fiber Fueled: The Plant Based Gut Health Program For Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome,is a must-read primer on why gut health is so crucial--and everything you need to know to optimize it.Since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve lamented the mainstream media's lack of attention to caring for our immune system. So today we dive in.This is a conversation about all things microbiome and gut health. The mechanisms behind it and latest research findings.We discuss our epidemic of dysbiosis (lack of gut biome balance)and its relation to a litany of chronic diseases that unnecessarily plague too many.We explore the gut-brain connection. Theparamount need to increase the biodiversity in our bodies and our environments. And (sorry carnivores) why fiber is king.In addition, in this time of excessive sterilization and sequestration, Dr. B provides practical takeaways on how we can improve our gut flora and optimize our immune system, without putting ourselves and others at risk.And finally, we talk fecal transplants. Because, let's face it, I can’t have a gastroenterologist on the show and not ask about that.It was an honor to to converse with Dr. B--a fresh, new mind making big waves on the plant-based, microbiome scene. Passionate, empathetic and whip-smart, I enjoyed every minute. And I promise you will walk away from this episode armed to take your health to the next level.Note:I first came across Dr. B's work by way of his many appearances on my friend Simon Hill's wonderfulPlant Proof Podcast(which you should all check out). The pandemic prevented an in-person exchange, so this conversation was recorded remotely a few months ago. Apologies in advance for any audio issues. We did the best we could.Final Note:Will just releasedThe Plant-Fed Gut,a comprehensive 7-week online course about microbiome health and reversing dysbiosis that goes beyond what he was able to offer in his book. To learn more and sign up, visittheplantfedgut.com/course/(I have no affiliate or financial entanglement here--just sharing good information).The visually inclined can watch it all go down onYouTube.And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens:75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the

135 minAUG 10
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The Gut Health MD: Dr. Will Bulsiewicz On Optimizing Your Microbiome (In A Pandemic)

Has Cancel Culture Gone Too Far? Plus: Training Principles, Favorite Gear, Listener Questions & More

“We have to foster a culture that is conducive to people learning and growing in the public sphere.”Rich RollWelcome to another edition ofRoll On—my bi-weekly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions.Once again serving up co-host duties is Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins'Can't Hurt Meco-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such asThe New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC,andMen’s Health.He is also the author ofOne Breath,which chronicles the life and death of America's greatest freediver, and is currently hard at work on a novel.Some of the many topics explored in today's conversation include:An update on ultrarunner Tommy Rivs' battle with lymphoma;Endurance training first principles;Why building a Zone 2 base is critical;DHS failures & overreach;Cancel culture: the Harper's Letter & Bari Weiss;Gear review show & tell; andWins of the week: Kai Lenny & Valarie AllmanIn addition we answer the following listener questions:How to live with an angry & abusive alcoholic?The paralyzing perils of self-help addictionDaily habits to thriveWhat changes should be made to public education?Is it worth writing and sharing your story?How to effectively work with your spouse or partnerThank you to Jake from Kansas City, Jackson from Wyoming, Adam from Alberta, Canada, Jeremy in Sant Michael, Minnesota, and Henry in Los Angeles for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on ourFacebook Page,or better yet leave a voicemail at(424) 235-4626.The visually inclined can watch it all go down onYouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsROKA Eyewear:Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. If you’re active like me and wear prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, ROKA combines the no-slip performance you’ve been waiting for with fashionable design. Tosave 20%on a new pair of killer sunglasses or prescription eyewear, visitroka.com/richroll.Express VPN:ExpressVPN defeats content restrictions and censorship to deliver unlimited access to video, music, social media, and more, from anywhere in the world. Express VPN is the VPN service rated #1 by TechRadar and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Protect your online activity today and find out how you can get3 months FREEatexpressvpn.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. Visitnavitasorganics.com/richrolland you can get for30% offyour entire order of organic superfoods when you use thepromo code RICHROLL.Squarespace:The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas.Save 10%at checkout when you visitsquarespace.com/richrolland use the discountcode RICHROLLat checkout.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect With Adam:Website|Instagram|TwitterAdam's Books:Can't Hurt Me|One BreathTommy Rivs:Instagram|GoFundMe|Run With Rivs|RageOn AuctionGoFundMe:Support the Navajo NationRunners World:The Running Community Rallies Around Tommy Rivers Puzey During His HospitalizationWashington Post:DHS complies intelligence reports on journalists who published leaked documentsUSA Today:Chaos at U.S. airports as new coronavirus screening beginsNo More Deaths, No Más Muertes:Military style raid: border patrol detains 30+ people receiving care at humanitarian aid stationHarper's Bazaar:A Letter on Justice and Open DebateThe Atlantic:A Deeply Provincial View of Free Speec

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Has Cancel Culture Gone Too Far? Plus: Training Principles, Favorite Gear, Listener Questions & More

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Our Social Dilemma — Thoughts on Technology, Addiction, and the Illusion of Free Will

Welcome to another edition ofRoll 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 is my hype man Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins'Can't Hurt Meco-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such asThe New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC,andMen’s Health.He is also the author ofOne Breath,which chronicles the life and death of America's greatest freediver. He's also currently hard at work on a novel and just welcomed his newborn son into the world.Some of the many topics explored in today's conversation include:The new Netflix documentary, 'The Social Dilemma,' and the dangerous human impact of social mediaThe mental health effects of the pandemic on teensRich's exploration of barefoot runningEthan Hawke's new TED Talk,Give Yourself Permission To Be Creative30 Day Single-Use Plastic Challenge UpdateThe ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World ChampionshipTony Riddle's #3barepeaks challengeMaya Gabeira's big wave surfing world recordIn addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you balance climate consciousness with realistic needs?How do you know if you are living your purpose or should pursue a career change?How do we navigate professional relationships in the age of Zoom?Thank you to Mark from Germany, Josh from outside D.C., and Victoria from Ottawa for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on ourFacebook Page,or better yet leave a voicemail at(424) 235-4626.The visually inclined can watch our exchange onYouTube.And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsROKA Eyewear:Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. If you’re active like me and wear prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, ROKA combines the no-slip performance you’ve been waiting for with fashionable design. Tosave 20%on a new pair of killer sunglasses or prescription eyewear, visitroka.com/richroll.Public Goods:One version of every essential in one place. Healthy, high quality, sustainable and affordable home goods, personal care products, and premium pantry staples. Everything is ethically sourced and free of harmful additives. The folks at Public Goods are generously giving listeners of the show$15 to spendon their first purchase — just go topublicgoods.com/RICHROLLor use codeRICHROLLat checkout.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 toseed.com/RICHROLLtolearn more abouttheir game-changing Daily Synbiotic.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect With Adam:Website|Instagram|TwitterAdam's Books:Can't Hurt Me|One BreathNetflix:The Social DilemmaThe New York Times:‘The Social Dilemma’ Review: Unplug and RunWall Street Journal:‘The Social Dilemma’ Review: Sharing a Sense of DismayLA Times:A call to digital arms, ‘The Social Dilemma’ demands changeGQ:The Conscience of Silicon ValleyMaking Sense:What is technology doing to us? A Conversation with Tristan HarrisScribd:A Call to Minimize Distraction & Respect Users' Attentionby Tristan HarrisNon-profit:Center For Humane TechnologyYouTube:Who owns your data? Jaron Lanier has the answer. | Andrew YangTime:How Conspiracy Theories Are Shaping the 2020 Election—and Shaking the Foundation of American DemocracyFast Company:We can have social media as we know it, or we can have democracyThe New York Times:Historic Wildfires Rage in The Western StatesTED:Give yourself p

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Our Social Dilemma — Thoughts on Technology, Addiction, and the Illusion of Free Will

Health is About the Little Things: Rangan Chatterjee, M.D. on How to Feel Better in Five Minutes

As 2020 continues to unfurl in a fashion beyond surreal, more and more are descending into the anguished abyss of distress. Awakening to acrid tangerine skies that have transformed sunny California into aBlade Runnerdystopia, I myself vacillate between melancholia and a commitment to forge a better world.When the darkness descends, I find sanity in focusing only on those things I can control: my actions and reactions. Nonetheless, waves of anxiety -- and sometimes even despair -- continue to break on the shores of my consciousness. It is in these moments that I resort to a battery of simple but generally quite effective contrary actions. I spend time in nature. Double down on meditation and human connection. I eat better and move more. And I extend myself in service to others.To further explore the many practical and unexacting things we can all undertake during this stressful time to course-correct our emotional disposition, reframe our reality and sustainably serve our well-being,...

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Health is About the Little Things: Rangan Chatterjee, M.D. on How to Feel Better in Five Minutes

Think Like A Monk: Jay Shetty On Purpose, Compassion & Happiness

Last week we went deep with an actual monk. Today we extend this exploration with a former monk -- a renounced renunciant who returned to relate the wisdom gleaned for the betterment of all.MeetJay Shetty.If that name rings a bell, it's likely due to his social media omnipresence. With a global following in excess of 20 million people, Jay has a knack for creating what he callsviral wisdom --snackable videos based on ancient tenets that have surpassed 7 billion views -- making him one of the most viewed people on the internet.A graduate of Cass Business school with an honors degree in Behavioral Science, Jay has been named one of Forbes magazine’s 30-under-30. He's been invited to keynote at companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. He is the host of the popular On Purposepodcast. And the occasion for today’s conversation is Jay’s new book,Think Like A Monk --- a distillation of the timeless wisdom learned during his ascetic days on an ashram into practical tools we can all use to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.Today the man Russell Brand (RRP 448) calls 'a cat-eyed mystic' shares his story.This is a conversation about Jay's most unusual journey. His decision to shirk the predictable post-college path and instead move to India. The three-year exploration of austerity that indelibly changed his worldview. His decision to return home, fueled by a desire to make an impact. And the most remarkable path that followed.We discuss the insights he gleaned along the way -- and the many tools freely available to underscore our lives with greater meaning and purpose.Among many other subjects, we explore the plausibility of conscious capitalism. The double-edged sword of social media. And how to use commerce and attention for good. To spread love. Encourage laughter. And arouse souls from the waking dream that defines the lives of far too many.Note:This was taped pre-pandemic over 6 months ago, when the world was a very different place. Coronavirus delayed the original release of Jay’s book from Spring to Fall, so I agreed to hold on publishing this episode until now.You can watch it all go down (in my original home studio) on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.This conversation is more than just whimsical ramblings. Jay’s methods for mindfulness and self-actualization are evidence-based and platitude-free. Just perceptions and practical takeaways you can adopt right now that will positively reconfigure your reality.I sincerely hope you enjoy the exchange.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsNative: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. For20% off your first purchase, visitNativeDeo.com/rolland usepromo code rollduring checkout!Outerknown:Founded by pro-surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown creates high quality, sustainably produced, and great looking men’s and women’s clothes, ethically manufactured in the world’s cleanest solar-powered factory. When you’re ready to amp up your wardrobe with awesome sustainable duds, go toouterknown.comand enter mycode RichRoll at checkout to get 25% off your full-price order.Yes Theory Podcast: My super high-vibe friends Matt, Thomas & Ammar from the wildly popular Yes Theory YouTube channel (one of my favorite channels) partnered with Headspace to launch a new podcast! Turning off the cameras and turning on the mics, they reflect on how discomfort might hold the keys to meaning and happiness. Much like this show, they explore topics like meditation, ego, vulnerability, kindness, how to cultivate a life of meaning. Spoiler: I just might be one of their first guests. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this show.For a complete list of all RRP

129 min1 w ago
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Think Like A Monk: Jay Shetty On Purpose, Compassion & Happiness

Radhanath Swami On The Search For Light

As a reminder that we are spiritual beings inhabiting a material world -- wandering this rotating orb as it hurls across the multiverse— it's time to once again transcend the mortal coil to connect with all things ethereal.Our guide for today's celestial adventure is the candescent Radhanath Swami.A New York Times best-selling author, monk, philanthropist, activist and teacher, his Holiness Radhanath Swami is a man that radiates love, compassion and grace with a sweet and joyous disposition that has immeasurably impacted millions of souls across the world.Born Richard Slavin to middle-class parents in Chicago, he came of age amidst the strife and upheaval of the 1960s. A social activist, he slowly became disillusioned with the structural mandates of the western civilized way of life. So, still in his late teens, he left Chicago behind in search of greater meaning. After hitchhiking across the world, he felt called to India. There he met his spiritual teacher, catalyzing histransformation into the mystic he is today.Along the way, Radhanath Swami has founded multiple spiritual communities throughout the world, the most prominent of which is the Radha-Gopinath Ashram located in Mumbai, India. Under his inspiration and guidance, the project has grown to include hospitals, orphanages, a UN-awarded eco-friendly farm, schools, temples, emergency relief programs, and a food distribution program that feeds more than 300,000 children in India every single day.In addition, he teaches Eastern philosophy and spiritually throughout Europe, Asia, and America. His wisdom has reached over 100,000,000 views on social media in the last year. He has been featured as a guest speaker at Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard, Columbia and Stanford, and at corporations such as HSBC, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Intel and Oracle. Along the way he hasmet with many a world leader, including Barak Obama and former Prime ministers Tony Blair, David Cameron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Today he shares his story.This conversation is fueled by my concern for cultural cohesion -- a desire to help mend the vitriolic division and existential tension that is tearing us apart.Therefore, beyond exploring Radhanath Swami's story of origin, we spend the gravamen of our exchange examining what he calls 'the light'. It's about how to embody the space within ourselves that brims with compassion and empathy -- and why a committed spiritual practice is more important now than ever.I understand that some may recoil when it comes to topics spiritual. But this is not about religion. And it's not about dogma. Simply put, it's about why love is the answer.So look past the robe. Set aside preconceived opinions. Open your heart a crack. And be present to receive what this evolved human has to share. If you do, I think this powerful conversation will leave you feeling nourished, more hopeful and immensely more positive about our global predicament.Today's mind meld is viewable (via Zoom) on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple PodcastsandSpotify.Final Note: I intended to publish a Roll On episode today. However, good fortune prevented my bi-weekly confab with Adam Skolnick due to the birth of his son, Zuma James Kalu Skolnick (perhaps the most epic baby name of all time) who arrived in the 3rd dimension this past Saturday at 6:11pm PST. Massive congrats to Adam and momma bear April Wong. Baby and parents are doing well. Adam and I will be back together soon. In the meantime send them some love.And with that nugget of good news, I hope you enjoy today's episode in the spirit in which it is offered -- with radiant love.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 o

108 min2 w ago
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Radhanath Swami On The Search For Light

Darin Olien is Down to Earth

Hot on the heels ofDown To Earth--the #1 hit Netflix series in which he co-stars alongside Zac Efron -- todaymy superfood hunting, brother-from-another-motherDarin Olienreturns for his 4th appearance on the podcast to blow minds and drop wisdom on all things nutrition, hydration, ecological preservation, longevity, and living a high-vibration life.One of my most popular guests to date, Darin’s biography reads like a Hemingway adventure novel. Devoted to advancing human health, ecological preservation and sustainability, he'sspent the better part of the last 20 years embedded in remote farming communities across the Himalayas, South Pacific, Latin America and Asia, scavenging for the most nutritionally potent plants, nuts, and seeds on the planet.His most recent obsession isBarùkas(aka the baru nut) -- an incredibly nutrient-rich superfood known to the indigenous tribes of the Brazilian Cerrado for millennia,yet virtually unheard of anywhere else.This discovery led to Darin to an e...

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Darin Olien is Down to Earth

The Crazy Benefits of Water-Only Fasting With Dr. Alan Goldhamer

When you hear the word ‘addiction’, our attention typically turns to mind-altering substances -- illicit drugs, alcohol, and prescription medications.Typically overlooked in this conversation?Food.But food addiction isn't just real, it just might be our biggest problem. In fact, the hyper-industrialized western world is firmly entrenched in an epidemic of dysfunctional eating, fueled by an outsized appetite for an ever-increasing array of highly processed foods that are scientifically designed -- with just the right amount of sugar, salt and fat -- to hijack our nervous system. Enslave us to compulsive habits that lead to illness. And ultimately render us wards of the pharmaceutical industry.Meanwhile we’ve normalized this twisted and deleterious relationship. So much so that right now, more than two-thirds of adults in the industrialized world are overweight or obese.Nonetheless, millions of people find it extremely difficult if not downright impossible to change their dietary habits -- and simply break the fatal, addictive grip.So how does one effectively transition to a healthy diet sustained over time?According to Dr. Alan Goldhamer,a great place to start is by fasting.I'm not talking about a couple days of drinking juice. I'm talking about nothing but water for upwards of 40 days.Even with strict medical supervision it sounds like scary quackery. But over the last few decades, Dr. Goldhamer has successfully supervised over 20,000 patient fasts. Along the way, he has seen lives transformed wholesale. Unhealthy eating habit addictions broken. Medications ditched. And countless illnesses overcome.An iconoclastic pioneer in his field,Dr. Goldhamer is the founder of True North Health Center, one of the first (and largest) facilities in the world that specializes in medically supervised water-only fasting, along with medical and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and counseling, and more.His work and studies have appeared in countless medical journals. He was featured in the hit documentaryWhat The Health.And his bookThe Pleasure Trap(co-authored by Dr. Doug Lisle), has helped countless thousands transcend their prison of compulsivity when it comes to food choice.Today he joins the podcast to walk us through all things fasting, food addiction, and the power of a whole plant diet to prevent and reverse the many chronic lifestyle ailments that unnecessarily impair millions of people across the world.We explore all things water fasting, from it's origins dating back thousands of years across many cultures and religious traditions to the protocol Dr. Goldhamer administers today.We discuss how fasting can create the foundation to transition to a sustainable, healthy whole food plant diet.And we explore why he advocates an 'SOS' (very low salt oil and sugar) version of that diet.But more than anything, this is a powerful discourse on our uncomfortable relationship with food. How most of us don’t realize we are killing ourselves with our fork and knife. How our food, and our food culture, is making us fat, sick, and frankly miserable. And how almost all of us, despite weight and health, use food as an emotional crutch.I'm well aware that Dr. Goldhamer is controversial in certain circles. His approach represents a radical departure from our traditional western medical paradigm. But he also makes a lot of sense. And his results speak for themselves(I have several personal friends who have undergone his protocol).Final Note: Under no circumstances should anyone undertake a water fast of any length without the medical supervision of a trained professional. In other words, please do not try this at home.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple PodcastsandSpotify.My hope is that Dr. Goldhamer will inspire you to think more deeply about the body's profound ability to heal itself when treated properly. That food freedom is possible. And that none of us nee

129 min3 w ago
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The Crazy Benefits of Water-Only Fasting With Dr. Alan Goldhamer

Prophets Walk Among Us — Thoughts On Beirut, Eradicating Single Use Plastic, Listener Q’s + More

“You’d be amazed by what you can learn from the people in your immediate environment if you just slow down and pay attention.”Rich RollWelcome 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.Once again serving up co-host duties is 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 also the author of One Breath,which chronicles the life and death of America's greatest freediver, and is currently hard at work on a novel.Some of the many topics explored in today's conversation include:Heart rate zones, aerobic training, functional strength & dynamic workoutsThe Beirut explosion, Rich's experiences in Beirut & how you can helpThe politicization of USPS & compromised integrity of our forthcoming electionFinding mentors in our every day livesBureo Hat & Net Positiva -- products from recycled fishing netsThe 30 Day No Single Use Plastic ChallengeWhat is going on with QAnonLeBron James & Patrick Mahomes tackle voter suppressionIn addition, we answer the following listener questions:How is creative expression related to well-being?How does one move forward post-breakup?If there is a through-line of sobriety, diet, and endurance, what is the universal truth that threads them together?And my thoughts on Joe Rogan moving from LA to Texas, and the mass exodus of digital workers in this age of work from home.Thank you to Camille from Illinois, Gabriel from Puerto Rico, Josh from North Carolina, and John 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.This is one of my increasingly rare audio-only podcasts — you can find it streaming wild and free on Apple PodcastsandSpotify.Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsTen Thousand:The World’s Most Durable Training Shorts. Built for Your Needs. Designed for Performance. Every order gets FREE shipping, FREE exchanges and FREE returns.Save 20% OFF your first purchaseattenthousand.ccwithpromo 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,visitBirchLiving.com/RichRollBlinkist: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 BlinkistFREE for 7 daysAND save25% offyour new subscription atblinkist.com/RICHROLLDaily 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 todailyharvest.com and enter promo code richrollto gettwenty-five dollars offyour first box.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterAdam's Books: Can't Hurt Me |One BreathRich's Running For Peace Video: YouTube | InstagramNew York Times: I Was Bloodied and Dazed. Beirut Strangers Treated Me Like a Friend.New York Times: After the Beirut Blast, Lebanon’s Whole Cabinet Quit. Now What?New York Times: Beirut Blast Hit 3 Disparate Neighborhoods. Now They’re United in Rage.Bloomberg: Beirut One Week LaterWebsite: Maxime ChayaTED: Making Peace is a MarathonCNN: Explosion caught on bride's wedding day videoDonate: Thread of worthy organizations to support BeirutDonate: Lebane

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Prophets Walk Among Us — Thoughts On Beirut, Eradicating Single Use Plastic, Listener Q’s + More

Apolo Ohno on The Weight of Gold

“Every thought that enters our mind has a direct impact on how we feel, what wesay, and ultimately the decisions we make.”Apolo OhnoOver the years, I’ve had the pleasure of conversing with many an Olympian, each with a uniquely impressive journey from obscurity to heights most can’t fathom.But what happens after the medal ceremony wraps, the klieg lights shutter, and the career comes to a close? When your entire life is centered on a moment now passed, how do you then shift overnight from podium to pedestrian?One would presume the many skills learned as an athlete -- mindset, focus, discipline, and teamwork -- would translate to seemless success in the civilian world. Ironically, that presumption would be misplaced. In truth, this transition is fraught, and has felled some the greatest competitors among us.We love to celebrate our Olympic heroes. We relish in the dissection of their habits, wrapt in what makes them tick; what makes them great; and what distinguishes the very best from everyone else -- all in service to that sliver of inspiration and applicability to our own lives.But this particular story, the story of civilian assimilation, is less told. It's far less understood. And it's woefully under-appreciated. But it’s also a story perhaps more instructive -- and equally compelling -- as the deconstruction of greatness.From private mental health struggles to debt, loss of identity and a lack of opportunities in retirement, the systems sending our athletes to the Olympics aren’t supporting them well in the long haul. And it’s gotta change.That change begins now, starting with the recently released HBO documentary,The Weight of Gold.Expanding upon a recurring theme of this podcast, the film presents a potent look at the mental health challenges our Olympians often face from their lived perspective. Executive produced and narrated by Michael Phelps, the world’s most athletically accomplished mental health advocate, it features a myriad of celebrated athletes, including today's guest.MeetApolo Ohno,here to help untangle this dark thread that connects those who have stood in the spotlight.An eight-time Olympic medalist in short track speed skating, Apolo is the most decorated American Olympian at the Winter Olympics, and was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2019. He is a Twelve-time U.S. champion, a three-time overall World Cup champion and in 2008 he was Overall World Championship gold medalist.Not to mention, Today, Apolo is aNew York Timesbestselling author, serial entrepreneur, and acclaimed commentator for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Oh yeah, he alsowonDancing With The Starsin 2007 and rocked the Ironman World Championships in 2014.Despite his post-athlete career successes, Apolo knows well themental perils of elite athleticism. Raised by a single dad, Apolo took his dream all the way to the very top. When it was over he didn't just face what might come next. For the first time he had to discover who he was off the rink--and reimagine his life wholesale.This is a conversation about what it’s like to have a passion with a shelf life. The mental health repercussions of Olympic pursuit. And the pitfalls of prodigious success at a young age.More broadly, it's a dialog about why we sabotage ourselves, and how to break this bad habit.And it’s about deconstructing those preconditioned beliefs we all have about who we are and what we are capable of achieving.Today, one of history's all-time great Olympians provides a master class in mindset and intention: how to use it to our advantage, and what it takes to break the mold of what is possible.My hope is that this conversation will help you form a more holistic idea of who you are and what you seek to offer the world. I hope it encourages you to see the strength in vulnerability and the power in asking for help.But more than anything, I hope it breaks whatever illusion you have about what an Olympic athlete is a

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Apolo Ohno on The Weight of Gold

The Gut Health MD: Dr. Will Bulsiewicz On Optimizing Your Microbiome (In A Pandemic)

“Your brain's best friend is your gut. You can't separate the two. If you have an unhealthy gut, it's going to affect your brain.”Will Bulsiewicz, MDWe are living in a moment of compounding collective stress---personal, pandemic, economic, civic, and political. This trauma and tumult comes with side effects both physical and psychological.How do we take care of our bodies during this incredibly stressful moment? Furthermore, how do we buttress our immune system to combat the virus?The answer, we are increasingly coming to understand, begins with the microbiome. In fact, you might be surprised to learn, the gut is home to 70% of our immune system.To glean a better understanding of what that means, I convened withDr. Will Bulsiewicz, a lauded gastroenterologist & gut health guru whose life’s work is devoted to better comprehending the microbiome and the crucial role it plays in all facets of health, from brain function and hormone balance to weight management and everything in between.Affectionately known as 'Dr. B', Willis a graduate of Georgetown School of Medicine and a formerchief medical resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and chief gastroenterology fellow at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. In addition, he received his Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. He's authored more than twenty articles in the top American gastroenterology journals and hisNew York Timesbestselling book,Fiber Fueled: The Plant Based Gut Health Program For Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome,is a must-read primer on why gut health is so crucial--and everything you need to know to optimize it.Since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve lamented the mainstream media's lack of attention to caring for our immune system. So today we dive in.This is a conversation about all things microbiome and gut health. The mechanisms behind it and latest research findings.We discuss our epidemic of dysbiosis (lack of gut biome balance)and its relation to a litany of chronic diseases that unnecessarily plague too many.We explore the gut-brain connection. Theparamount need to increase the biodiversity in our bodies and our environments. And (sorry carnivores) why fiber is king.In addition, in this time of excessive sterilization and sequestration, Dr. B provides practical takeaways on how we can improve our gut flora and optimize our immune system, without putting ourselves and others at risk.And finally, we talk fecal transplants. Because, let's face it, I can’t have a gastroenterologist on the show and not ask about that.It was an honor to to converse with Dr. B--a fresh, new mind making big waves on the plant-based, microbiome scene. Passionate, empathetic and whip-smart, I enjoyed every minute. And I promise you will walk away from this episode armed to take your health to the next level.Note:I first came across Dr. B's work by way of his many appearances on my friend Simon Hill's wonderfulPlant Proof Podcast(which you should all check out). The pandemic prevented an in-person exchange, so this conversation was recorded remotely a few months ago. Apologies in advance for any audio issues. We did the best we could.Final Note:Will just releasedThe Plant-Fed Gut,a comprehensive 7-week online course about microbiome health and reversing dysbiosis that goes beyond what he was able to offer in his book. To learn more and sign up, visittheplantfedgut.com/course/(I have no affiliate or financial entanglement here--just sharing good information).The visually inclined can watch it all go down onYouTube.And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens:75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the

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Has Cancel Culture Gone Too Far? Plus: Training Principles, Favorite Gear, Listener Questions & More

“We have to foster a culture that is conducive to people learning and growing in the public sphere.”Rich RollWelcome to another edition ofRoll On—my bi-weekly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions.Once again serving up co-host duties is Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins'Can't Hurt Meco-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such asThe New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC,andMen’s Health.He is also the author ofOne Breath,which chronicles the life and death of America's greatest freediver, and is currently hard at work on a novel.Some of the many topics explored in today's conversation include:An update on ultrarunner Tommy Rivs' battle with lymphoma;Endurance training first principles;Why building a Zone 2 base is critical;DHS failures & overreach;Cancel culture: the Harper's Letter & Bari Weiss;Gear review show & tell; andWins of the week: Kai Lenny & Valarie AllmanIn addition we answer the following listener questions:How to live with an angry & abusive alcoholic?The paralyzing perils of self-help addictionDaily habits to thriveWhat changes should be made to public education?Is it worth writing and sharing your story?How to effectively work with your spouse or partnerThank you to Jake from Kansas City, Jackson from Wyoming, Adam from Alberta, Canada, Jeremy in Sant Michael, Minnesota, and Henry in Los Angeles for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on ourFacebook Page,or better yet leave a voicemail at(424) 235-4626.The visually inclined can watch it all go down onYouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsROKA Eyewear:Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. If you’re active like me and wear prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, ROKA combines the no-slip performance you’ve been waiting for with fashionable design. Tosave 20%on a new pair of killer sunglasses or prescription eyewear, visitroka.com/richroll.Express VPN:ExpressVPN defeats content restrictions and censorship to deliver unlimited access to video, music, social media, and more, from anywhere in the world. Express VPN is the VPN service rated #1 by TechRadar and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Protect your online activity today and find out how you can get3 months FREEatexpressvpn.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. Visitnavitasorganics.com/richrolland you can get for30% offyour entire order of organic superfoods when you use thepromo code RICHROLL.Squarespace:The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas.Save 10%at checkout when you visitsquarespace.com/richrolland use the discountcode RICHROLLat checkout.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Show NotesConnect With Adam:Website|Instagram|TwitterAdam's Books:Can't Hurt Me|One BreathTommy Rivs:Instagram|GoFundMe|Run With Rivs|RageOn AuctionGoFundMe:Support the Navajo NationRunners World:The Running Community Rallies Around Tommy Rivers Puzey During His HospitalizationWashington Post:DHS complies intelligence reports on journalists who published leaked documentsUSA Today:Chaos at U.S. airports as new coronavirus screening beginsNo More Deaths, No Más Muertes:Military style raid: border patrol detains 30+ people receiving care at humanitarian aid stationHarper's Bazaar:A Letter on Justice and Open DebateThe Atlantic:A Deeply Provincial View of Free Speec

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