The Rich Roll Podcast

The Rich Roll Podcast

Rich Roll
Aug 06, 2020 2 hr 30 min

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 of…Roll 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 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: 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 our…Facebook Page,…or better yet leave a voicemail at…(424) 235-4626.…… The visually inclined can watch it all go down on…YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on…Apple Podcasts…and…Spotify. Enjoy! Peace + Plants, Listen, Watch & Subscribe Apple Podcasts…|…YouTube…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Google Podcasts Thanks to this week’s sponsors 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. To…save 20%…on a new pair of killer sunglasses or prescription eyewear, visit…roka.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 get…3 months FREE…at…expressvpn.com/richroll. 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Show Notes Connect 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 SpeechBari Weiss:…Letter of Resignation From The New York TimesHBO:…Weight of GoldNonprofit:…Switch4GoodNPR:…Lucinda Williams: Tiny Desk (Home) ConcertYoutube:…Kai Lenny at Jaws | Red Bull Big Wave AwardsYoutube:…Kai Lenny at Nazaré | Red Bull Big Wave AwardsGarmin:…GPS WatchesCoros:…GPS WatchesJaybird:…Vista Earbuds…(code RICHROLL20 for 20% off)Whoop:…Recovery Tracker & App…(code RICHROLL for 15% off)Form:…Swim Goggles with DisplayRelated Podcasts You Might Enjoy RRP #528: Roll On: Owning Your StoryRRP #525: Roll On: America's Overdue(R)EvolutionRRP #531: Roll On: Finding PurposeRRP #534: Roll On: How To Set & Achieve a GoalFor 1000s of delicious, customizable plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Planner HOW…CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online! Subscribe & Review:……iTunes…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Soundcloud…|…Google Podcasts Donate:…Check out our…Patreon account Support 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 URLs and discount codes,…visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". Thanks to…Jason Camiolo…for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and…Blake Curtis…for video, editing and graphics; portraits by…Leia Marasovich;…and 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.
Aug 03, 2020 1 hr 55 min

Mirna Valerio: Shattering Stereotypes, Redefining Running & Confronting Racism in The Outdoors

“When you don’t acknowledge that racism actually exists--that my experience may be different from yours because I’m black and you are white--then you are absolutely perpetuating racism.”Mirna ValerioWhen you hear the words “professional runner” what image pops into your head? Most likely it's some version of a skinny white male in tiny shorts. Let’s just say Mirna Valerio is here to smash that stereotype — and completely redefine what it means to be an accomplished endurance athlete. She's not White. She's not a dude. And she isn't skinny. She is a total badass of her own design. Back for a long-awaited sequel to RRP #340, Mirna is back to drop truth bombs left and right on all things body inclusion, identity, and diversity in the outdoors. For those new to Mirna, aka the force of nature affectionately known as The Mirnavator, she is one of the most inspirational athletes I have ever met — a true ambassador of sport on a mission to empower humans of all shapes, sizes, colors and genders to proudly embrace their bodies, expand their horizons, and own their personal truth. Today’s conversation picks up where we last left off, spanning her evolution into a full-time sponsored running professional to her work as as a diversity and inclusion educator. We talk about identity, and the way in which we see ourselves as the lens through which we interpret the world. We discuss the difference between body inclusion versus body positivity and acceptance. We talk about everyday racism in the outdoor world and industry--and the work required to assess and overcome our own internalized unconscious beliefs. And it's about defining your values and embodying them in your actions--day in and day out. Mirna’s joyful self-acceptance is both real and rare. It’s authentic and bold. And it's as infectious as it is inclusive. She is totally unapologetic, far from sheepish, and 100% herself. The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts…and…Spotify. I must confess: after almost 130 days in relative quarantine, melancholy has crept up on me. But there is something about Mirna’s gleeful demeanor that cheered me up. I think she will cheer you up as well. Enjoy! Peace + Plants, Listen, Watch & Subscribe Apple Podcasts…|…YouTube…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Google Podcasts Thanks to this week’s sponsors 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, 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. 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. 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 NOTES Check out Mirna's book: A Beautiful Work In Progress Background, Context & Reference Connect with Mirna: Website | Facebook | Twitter…|…InstagramMirna's Online Class: Introduction to Identity, Social Justice, and Antiracism for the White CommunityVIDEO:…REI Presents: The Mirnavator…|…REIRunner's World: How to Be an Ally to the Black Running CommunityGood Morning America: Ultra-athlete gears up for 100-mile raceNational Geographic: This Ultramarathon Runner is Redefining What an Athlete Looks LikeCNN: Plus-size runner leads the way for overweight athletesTODAY: Think you're not made for running? These runners say think again…by Amanda LoudinHuffPost: Mirna Valerio Brings Her Community Along With Her On The Trail by Julia CravenWomen's Health: Trail Runner Mirna Valerio: Stop Trying To Keep Women From Running And Hiking Outdoors…Women's Health: I’m Not Your Typical UltramarathonerRunner's World:…Ultra: Is it possible to be fat and fit?Gear Junkie: Mirna Valerio Is a Skyrunning InspirationHuffPo: Mirna Valerio Brings Her Community Along With Her On The TrailRunner's World: Mirna Valerio Shares Her Advice on How to Own Your Run With ConfidenceTrail Running: Is trail running just for white dudes?Related Podcasts: RRP #340: Mirna Valerio Is A Beautiful Work In ProgressRRP #152: How Josh LaJaunie Lost 200 Pounds, Ran an Ultramarathon, Transformed His Life Wholesale & Inspired His Community to Embrace Healthy LivingRRP #491: Kelly McGonigal On The Joy of MovementThanks to…Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and…Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; and theme music by…Ana Leimma. 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. For 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Planner HOW…CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online! Subscribe & Review:……iTunes…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Soundcloud…|…Google Podcasts Donate:…Check out our…Patreon account Support 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". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 27, 2020 1 hr 34 min

Confronting the Climate Crisis with Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD

“It's up to us to create a system that cancels the apocalypse and protects humanity and all life.”Margaret Klein Salamon, PhDIn the words of today's guest, "we are in a moment of acute collective suffering." I couldn't agree more. From our nation’s current civil rights struggles to a metastasizing global pandemic, the pain is real, exacerbated by acurrent political system that seems hardwired to exacerbate problems, yet rather inept at actually solving them. Fomenting a collective sense of existential dread is the dark beast of climate change, an accelerating background hum that can leave even the most optimistic among us feeling powerless. Because we are not nearing the edge of a cliff. We have already flung ourselves off. Hitting the brakes isn't enough. We need to jam the engine into reverse.…We need an immediate call to action. We need a 'Manhattan Project' scale approach to reckon with the objective truth of our dire predicament. Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD…is here to guide us.… A Harvard graduate and self-dubbed “climate psychologist,” Margaret is the founder and executive director of…The Climate Mobilization,…a volunteer organization dedicated to initiating a transformation of the economy, politics, and society to respond to the climate emergency. She is also the author of……Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth,…an emotional guide to processing our impending apocalypse, and the subject of today's exchange. Recorded remotely in early June, this is a conversation about our emotional response to climate change, and tools for contributing to the positive change required of us. It's about the intersectionality of the climate crisis--it’s ties to the pandemic as well as the protests. It’s about the inherent conflict between capitalism and environmentalism--and how we must de-couple corporate self-interest from the public good.… And it’s about how to deal with weaponized media and the way in which we are being spoon-fed lies by conglomerated industry over-invested in maintaining the status quo. But more than anything, this is a discourse about effective altruism--and the actionable steps we can take now to backtrack from the global suicide we are nearing. It's normal to feel disheartened. Action seems futile. And 2020 has maxed out our collective bandwidth when it comes to crises and revolutions.…But embracing the truth and finding a way to contribute to positive change is not only mandatory -- it’s a path to hope. To girding your life with more meaning, inclusion and empathy. This is one of my increasingly rare audio-only podcasts. You can find the is streaming wild and free on…Apple Podcasts…and…Spotify. Margaret’s ideologies have totally reframed how I perceive, address, and talk about the climate crisis. My hope is that her words offer you a perspective that is honest and hopeful. But more than anything, my hope is that it inspires you to…do something. Peace + Plants, Listen, Watch & Subscribe Apple Podcasts…|…YouTube…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Google Podcasts Thanks to this week’s sponsors Daily Harvest:…Thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted smoothies, bowls, soups and more — ready in five minutes or less. Go to…dailyharvest.com…and enter promo code…richroll…to get…twenty-five dollars off…your first box. 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. 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/RICHROLL. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes,…visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". SHOW NOTES Connect with Margaret:…Twitter…|…Instagram…|…WebsiteThe Climate Mobilization:…ResoucesBook:…Leading the Public into Emergency ModeBook:…Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate TruthMedium:…The Transformative Power of Climate TruthMedium:…Collected Essays by Margaret Klein SalamonVice:…What Declaring a 'Climate Emergency' in the U.S. Would Actually Do…by Geoff DembickiThe New York Times:…A ‘Climate Emergency’ Was Declared in New York City. Will That Change Anything?…by Anne BarnardThe Hill:…Moving into emergency mode on climate change…by Margaret Klein SalamonThe Cut:…How a ‘Climate Psychologist’ Gets It DoneDonate:…Extinction RebellionDonate:…Sunrise MovementDonate:…School StrikersDonate:…Future CoalitionDonate:…Climate Emergency FundRelated Podcasts: RRP #185: Sailesh Rao on Why Ahisma (Nonviolence) Is an Essential Response To Climate ChangeRRP #473: Rich Roll LIVE with IN-Q & Paul HawkenRRP #414: Zach Bush, MD on The Science & Spirituality of Human and Planetary TransformationThanks to…Jason Camiolo…for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and…Blake Curtis…for video, editing and graphics; and theme music by…Ana Leimma. 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. For 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Planner HOW…CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online! Subscribe & Review:……iTunes…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Soundcloud…|…Google Podcasts Donate:…Check out our…Patreon account Support 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". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 23, 2020 1 hr 54 min

Roll On: Creation Over Consumption

“Big goals are…achieved by tiny wins daily.”Rich RollWelcome to another edition of…Roll On—my bi-weekly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions. Serving up hype-man duties is 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,…which chronicles the life and death of America's greatest freediver, and is currently hard at work on a novel. Today's conversation begins with a quick update on my forthcoming book…Voicing Change…and the subscription offering we are currently building. We then pivot to ruminations on goal setting based upon my personal experience and that of my many past guests. We talk about the latest coverage of the coronavirus, spikes across the country, the mask-authoritarianism debate, and the current constitutional crisis occurring in Portland. We honor the legacy of John Lewis, exploring his history and many accomplishments, including his pivotal role in the civil rights movement. We shoutout my friends Utkarsh Ambudkar and Darin Olien and their respective Netflix offerings:…We Are Freestyle Love Supreme…and…Down to Earth--both mandatory quarantine viewing. We discuss the KFC-Beyond Chicken collaboration debut. And we send some love to legendary ultra runner Tommy Rivs — a beloved athlete and friend currently in the ICU (now in a coma since recording) suffering from undiagnosed COVID-like symptoms and severe respiratory distress. If you're able, please consider a donation to Tommy's…GoFundMe…to ameliorate medical expenses. A little goes a long way. And finally, we switch gears to answer a few questions submitted by audience members on our…Facebook Group page…and voicemail. How can we best ration our time between consumption and creation?What can we do to abate feelings of powerlessness and fatalism about the future of humanity and the planet?How do you maintain sanity while both working and being a parent and part-time teacher during this unique time in history? AndHow do you ease into running?The visually inclined can watch it all go down on…YouTube.…And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on…Apple Podcasts…and…Spotify. Thank you to Patrick Dean, Bel Rumi, Joe from Pittsburgh, Bill Lawrence and Julie from Minnesota 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.… I'm digging this new format. I hope you find it equal parts entertaining and informative. Peace + Plants, Listen, Watch & Subscribe Apple Podcasts…|…YouTube…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Google Podcasts Thanks to this week’s sponsors Public Goods:…One version of every essential in one place. Healthy, high quality, sustainable and affordable home goods, personal care products, and premium pantry staples. Everything is ethically sourced and free of harmful additives. The folks at Public Goods are generously giving listeners of the show…$15 to spend…on their first purchase — just go to…publicgoods.com/RICHROLL…or use code…RICHROLL…at checkout. Blinkist:…Unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non-fiction books from self-help, to business, health, and history—all for one low price. Join me and 12 million others gleaning from the best and brightest. Try Blinkist…FREE for 7 days…AND save…25% off…your new subscription at…blinkist.com/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 visit…squarespace.com/richroll…and use the…discount…code RICHROLL…at checkout. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes,…visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". Show Notes Connect With Adam:…Website…|…Instagram…|…TwitterAdam's Books:…Can't Hurt Me…|…One BreathSierra:…The CAFO Industry's Impact on the Environment and Public HealthMedium:…My Statement on the Passing of Rep. John Lewis…by Barack ObamaNY Times:…John Lewis, Towering Figure of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 80Esquire:…The Authoritarian Operation in Portland Is Only a Dress RehearsalAP News:…Oregon sues feds over Portland protests as unrest continuesSalt Lake Tribune:…In separate rallies, Utahns protest mask mandate and demand in-person classesYouTube:…Solving the Mask Shortage in Huntington BeachMedium:…American Passports Are Worthless Now (Map)TrailRunner:…Inspirational Trail Runner Tommy Rivs Fights For His LifeTommy Rivs:…Instagram…|…GoFundMeRunners World:…The Running Community Rallies Around Tommy Rivers Puzey During His HospitalizationHulu:…We Are Freestyle Love SupremeNetflix:…Down to EarthYouTube:…MatisseCNN:…KFC will sell plant-based fried chicken in these citiesRelated Podcasts You Might Enjoy RRP #531: Roll On: Finding PurposeRRP #528: Roll On: Owning Your StoryRRP #525: Roll On: America's Overdue(R)EvolutionRRP #136: Ethan Brown of Beyond MeatRRP #474: Pat Brown of Impossible FoodsFor 1000s of delicious, customizable plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Planner HOW…CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online! Subscribe & Review:……iTunes…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Soundcloud…|…Google Podcasts Donate:…Check out our…Patreon account Support 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 URLs and discount codes,…visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". Thanks to…Jason Camiolo…for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and…Blake Curtis…for video, editing and graphics; portraits by…Leia Marasovich;…and 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.
Jul 20, 2020 2 hr 46 min

How to Change Your Brain With Dr. Andrew Huberman (+ Utkarsh!)

“Behavior first. Thoughts, feelings and perceptions follow.”Andrew HubermanYou can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Past the ripe age of 25, we are fully cooked; calcified in our ways. So dispense with the idea of learning a new language, skill, or thought pattern—it’s just not happening. But what if that idea is simply false? What if I told you that you actually have the power to change your brain and reprogram your perception, irrespective of age? This is the life’s work of today’s guest,…Andrew Huberman, Ph.D. A neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, Andrew specializes in neuroplasticity--the brain's ability to reorganize and repair itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. He is the recipient of…the McKnight Foundation Neuroscience Scholar Award, a Biomedical Scholar Award from the Pew Charitable Trusts and in 2017 Andrew received the ARVO Cogan Award for making major contributions to the fields of vision science and efforts to regenerate the visual system and cure blindness. In addition, his work in the Huberman Lab at Stanford has been featured on the pages of…Science,…Discover,…Scientific American,…Time, and the…New York Times, not to mention countless peer-reviewed journals. First and foremost, this is a conversation about what it really takes to shift our thought patterns. A master class on all things neuroplasticity, Dr. Huberman walks us through the brain's inherent ability to modify itself based on experience and how we can advantageously leverage this process--through focus, mindfulness and restorative sleep--to not only learn new skills but also improve all essential aspects of well-being. We cover his research in self-motivation, and how we can hijack our dopamine systems and optimize stress to move forward in difficult situations.… We discuss the inner workings of our nervous systems and how we can use our physical bodies—our diaphragms and visual systems—to access and optimize certain states of mind. And we also explore Dr. Huberman’s personal transformation. How he transcended family dysfunction and his days as a punk rock skater truant. And the most unlikely path he blazed to becoming the celebrated scientist he is today. But more than anything, this is a conversation about how to better self-regulate ourselves as animals. We are experiencing a cultural devolution in which society has become…biochemically addicted to entrenched, all-or-nothing thinking and myopic perceptions of life. Simply put, emotions cloud our judgment. This discourse is a vital effort to better understand the powerful role cognitive bias and hormones like dopamine and adrenaline play in affirming our world views—and shutting us down to the opinions and experiences of others. Andrew teaches us that to shift the way that you function, changing your behavior is the first step.… I just see it as the science backing my favorite mantra --…mood follows action. The visually inclined can watch it all go down on…YouTube.…And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on…Apple Podcasts…and…Spotify. The Appetizer:…People seemed to enjoy my previous brief check-in segments with Mishka Shubaly and Nadia Bolz-Weber so I thought I’d do it again. Today’s main course warm-up comes courtesy of my friend…Utkarsh Ambudkar,…the linguistically dexterous musician, actor and rapper longtime listeners will recall from…RRP #373.…The occasion is the release of…We Are Freestyle Love Supreme--a must see documentary that chronicles a tribe of über-talented artists--including UTK and one Lin-Manuel Miranda--from humble beginnings to Broadway superstardom.…I love this film. Check it immediately on Hulu…(and no, this is not a sponsored thing). Final Note:…If you're enjoying my bi-weekly 'ask me anything' themed-episodes and have a question you'd like answered on air you can drop it on our…Facebook Group page…or…leave us a voicemail.…Our brand-spanking-new 'Roll On' phone line is live at…424-235-4626. Hit us up! I am super impressed by Andrew, his story and the crucial work he is doing. And grateful for the practical tools graciously shared today. May this exchange serve to expand your perception, capabilities, and worldview. Peace + Plants, Listen, Watch & Subscribe Apple Podcasts…|…YouTube…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Google Podcasts Thanks to this week’s sponsors 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! Harrys:…A superior shave at an affordable price. Right now, new customers can redeem their trial set which includes a 5-blade razor, weighted handle, foaming shave gel with aloe, and a travel cover. Go to…harrys.com/ROLL…to start saving and shaving today. 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! 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 NOTES Connect with Andrew:…Twitter…|…Instagram…|…WebsiteConnect with Utkarsh:…Twitter…|…Instagram…|…YouTube…|…IMDbHulu:…We Are Freestyle Love SupremeUtkarsh Music:…SoundCloud…|…SpotifyScientific Publications:…Huberman Lab ResearchNIH:…Dr. Andrew Huberman on Virtual Reality ResearchStanford Medicine:…Scientists find fear, courage switches in brainStanford Medicine:…The fearful eye: Using virtual reality to hack frightScience Magazine:…Regenerating optic pathways from the eye to the brainSEEKER:…This Neurobiologist Swims With Great White Sharks to Study FearDiscover Magazine:…See How They See: Researchers restore vision in mice for the first timeScientific American:…Regrown Brain Cells Give Blind Mice a New ViewTime Magazine:…In a Scientific First, Blind Mice Regain EyesightThe New York Times:…Want a Better Workout? Just BreatheBook:…Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life …by Jon Kabat-ZinnRelated Podcasts: RRP #401: James Clear On Why Habits Are The Compound Interest of Self-ImprovementRRP #461: The Craving Mind: Dr. Jud Brewer On Treating Addiction With MindfulnessRRP #460: Annaka Harris On ConsciousnessRRP #413: You Can’t Hurt David GogginsRRP #373: Utkarsh Ambudkar Is Breaking Hollywood StereotypesThanks to…Jason Camiolo…for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and…Blake Curtis…for video, editing and graphics; and theme music by…Ana Leimma. 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. For 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Planner HOW…CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online! Subscribe & Review:……iTunes…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Soundcloud…|…Google Podcasts Donate:…Check out our…Patreon account Support 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". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 13, 2020 2 hr 1 min

How to Survive a Pandemic: Michael Greger, MD

“If you’re ever going to start exercising, get your sleep schedule right, reduce stress or start eating healthy--now is the time to do it.”Michael Greger, MDA powerful primer on…all matters pandemic pertinent, today…Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM…returns for his fourth appearance on the podcast to answer all your coronavirus queries and more. A graduate of Cornell University and Tufts University School of Medicine as well as a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is the nutrition science wizard behind…NutritionFacts.org…— the world’s most authoritative, non-profit, science-based public service destination for all things nutrition, health and disease prevention. His massively popular books, including…How Not to Die,…How Not To Diet,…and their cookbook analogues, all became instant…New York Times…Best Sellers and crowned Dr. Greger a media darling, his excitable face popping up everywhere from…The Dr. Oz Show…to…The Colbert Report. Less well known is the fact that, prior to his focus on nutrition, Dr. Greger had an entire career as an internationally-recognized expert on public health. A specialist in emerging infectious diseases, he's been sounding the pandemic alarm for over a decade. Back then, nobody was listening. Now they are. To wit, Dr. Greger's latest release,…How To Survive A Pandemic,…now available in audiobook and kindle with a paperback version hitting the shelves August 18, forms the basis of today's conversation. Today's exchange is hyper focused on the public and political health disaster that is the novel coronavirus. The even more deadly impending H7N9 bird flu. And the common thread between these and other zoonotic diseases:…humanity's broken relationship with animals. In general terms, I seize the opportunity to ask Dr. Greger his expert opinion on all my (and perhaps your) lingering questions about what exactly is happening. Where it started. Where it's going. How we prevent future pandemics. And how we survive this one. In specific terms, we explore: What is the difference between COVID-19 and a typical flu?How exactly is it being transmitted?Why do some fall gravely ill while others experience only mild symptoms?What is herd immunity and what is it going to take to get there?How do we make sure our immune response is intact and healthy?What is the effectiveness of Vitamin D and Zinc supplementation?Why are there so many tests, which one should I take and when should I consider getting tested?Should I be disinfecting everything (like my groceries)?How dangerous are airplanes?How important is hand washing?What exactly is the utility of masks and does it matter what kind of mask I wear? andWhat are the most effective things we should focus on for prevention?And perhaps the most fundamental question of all,…how can we stop the emergence of pandemics in the first place? The answer begins with the dismantling of our industrialized factory farming infrastructure. Not only are America’s factory farms vile for the animals and the workers that slaughter them, but they are essentially breeding grounds for future pandemics. This is a call for the eradication of these systems--a moral imperative if we want to preserve not only our environment but the long-term viability of our species. This is an important, alarming, and downright terrifying moment of truth. So pay attention. The visually inclined can watch it all go down on…YouTube.…And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on…Apple Podcasts…and…Spotify.…If you're new to the show and interested in exploring Dr. Greger's work in nutrition, jump back to…RRP #7,…#199, and…#522. Final Note:…If you're enjoying my bi-weekly 'ask me anything' themed-episodes and have a question you'd like answered on air you can drop it on our…Facebook Group page…or…leave us a voicemail.…Our brand-spanking new 'Roll On' phone line is live at…424-235-4626. Hit us up! It’s scary out there folks, but Dr. G, ever the enthusiastic optimist, remains…hopeful. That gives me hope. And hopefully gives you a little. hope too. In the meantime, be kind. Peace + Plants, Listen, Watch & Subscribe Apple Podcasts…|…YouTube…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Google Podcasts Thanks to this week’s sponsors 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 a WHOOP membership Four Sigmatic:…Nutritious and delicious mushroom brews and elixirs made with only the highest quality adaptogens and easy to take on the go. 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SHOW NOTES Connect With Michael:…Twitter|…Facebook…|…InstagramNutrition Facts:…NutritionFacts.orgBook:…How To Survive A Pandemic Book:…How Not To Diet Book:…How Not To Die Book:…How Not To Diet Cookbook Sydney Herald:…In a 'corrupted' diet industry, a doctor finds the best tips are freePlant-Based News:…Dr. Greger Reveals 'Silver Lining' Of Coronavirus PandemicLive Kindly:…Dr. Greger Has Been Warning About Pandemics For A DecadeCIDRAP:…Center For Infectious Disease Research and PolicySTAT NEWS:…Coronavirus CoverageNewsweek:…Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Join Forces on Bill to Ban Most Factory Farming by 2040Center for Disease Control and Prevention:…Coronavirus (COVID-19)YouTube:…Dr. Gupta explains new swine flu with 'pandemic potential' discovered in ChinaRelated Podcasts: RRP #517: David Katz, MD: The Choreography of Contagion InterdictionRRP #007: Michael Greger, MD on Omega-3’s Protein & Plantpowered PerformanceRRP #199: Michael Greger, MD on How Not To DieRRP #522: How Not To Diet With Michael Greger, MDThanks to…Jason Camiolo…for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and…Blake Curtis…for video, editing and graphics; and theme music by…Ana Leimma. 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. For 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Planner HOW…CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online! Subscribe & Review:……iTunes…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Soundcloud…|…Google Podcasts Donate:…Check out our…Patreon account Support 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". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 09, 2020 1 hr 55 min

Roll On: Finding Purpose

“Your life immediately becomes more meaningful when you are of service to others.”Rich RollWelcome to the third installment of Roll On—my bi-weekly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions. Serving up co-host duties is Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist is 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, Men’s Health and many others; and he is the author of One Breath,…which chronicles the life and death of Nick Mevoli, America's greatest freediver. Today's conversation begins with a few exciting announcements: an update on a new book I'm close to completing and a premium subscription offering I am currently contemplating. We then pivot to ruminations on a few noteworthy current events. Adam and I share thoughts on everything from writer’s block and cancel culture to the conspiratorial bent that is shifting the character of certain swaths of the wellness community. We talk Kanye, including my experience attending his Sunday Service. We explore the manner in which people become manipulated by the vicissitudes of the YouTube algorithm—and why we should all be on high alert when it comes to the quality of our media diet. And we each share a few tidbits of good news. We then switch gears to answer a handful of questions submitted by audience members on our Facebook Group page: How do you find purpose?What are the secrets to maintaining goals?How can we be more mindful?…What is the nature of cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias?The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts…and…Spotify. Finally, I would love your feedback to help inform my thinking on a premium subscription offering (don't worry the podcast will always be free). Let me know your thoughts in the survey pinned to the top of our Facebook Group Page, where you can also submit questions for future episodes. We're also going to create a voicemail for future questions to be read on air. I'm having fun with this new format. I hope you find it equal parts entertaining and informative.… In the words of Guru Singh, right now more than ever we all need less emotion and more devotion. I challenge you to embody this. Peace + Plants, Listen, Watch & Subscribe………………………………… Apple Podcasts…|…YouTube…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Google Podcasts Thanks to this week’s sponsors ROKA Eyewear:…Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. 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Show Notes Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterBook: Can't Hurt Me…Book: One BreathSierra: The CAFO Industry's Impact on the Environment and Public HealthThe Beet: Doug Evans on The Health Benefits of SproutingNew York Times: Rabbit HoleNetflix: Queer EyeJoe Rogan: Bernie SandersBrené Brown: Twitter PostNew York Times: With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90New York Times: Artists and Writers Warn of an ‘Intolerant Climate.’ Reaction Is Swift.Real Time With Bill Maher: The Guardians of Gotcha…Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy RRP #528: Roll On: Owning Your StoryRRP #525: Roll On: America's Overdue(R)EvolutionRRP #524: Doug Evans on Food Inequality, The Power of Sprouts & Lessons Learned From FailureFor 1000s of delicious, customizable plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal Planner HOW…CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online! Subscribe & Review:……iTunes…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Soundcloud…|…Google Podcasts Donate: Check out our…Patreon account Support 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 URLs and discount codes,…visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". Thanks to…Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and…Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Leia Marasovich; and 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.
Jul 06, 2020 1 hr 38 min

Kevin Smith & Harley Quinn Smith Dare To Enter The 'Vegan Abattoir'

“Seeing what human compassion could do to an animal gave me a new awareness that I had never understood before, that human actions directly affect the animals that we coexist with.”Harley Quinn SmithOver the last several episodes, I’ve endeavored to shoulder healthy and thoughtful conversations about what matters most right now — the pandemic, racial injustice, systemic racism, police brutality and food injustice. Today we shift from that somber gear for an interlude of reprieve. Enter entertainment’s ultimate plant-based father-daughter duo:…Kevin Smith…and…Harley…Quinn Smith. For the few unfamiliar among us, Kevin…is an indie film making legend, actor, comedian, comic book writer, author and early podcast pioneer — a voice I credit as a huge influence on my personal career behind a microphone. In 1994, Kevin burst into prominence with his hyper low-budget comedy…Clerks, a film he wrote, directed, co-produced, and filmed in the convenience store where he worked. Premiering at Sundance, it was fêted with the festival’s highest award before going on to become an indie cult classic. In addition to countless appearances in both movies and television, Kevin has created a litany of films, affectionately and collectively referred to by his many rabid fans as the…View Askewiverse,…a nod to Kevin’s production shingle, View Askew Productions. Returning to his roots (did he ever leave?), Kevin toured his latest film,…Jay and Silent Bob Reboot…(featuring names like Chris Hemsworth and Ben Affleck) to roadshow box office success, promoting it with pre-pandemic live events in over 60 cities across North America. An iconic and beloved character amongst indie film fans and comic book nerds, Kevin has always been immediately recognizable and famous for his hockey jerseys, backward hat and well, his weight.……But in February of 2018, Kevin had a near-fatal heart attack. A lifestyle change was needed. Desperately. Enter Harley. An actress, animal rights activist and bass player for the bubblegum punk band, The Tenth, Harley suggested —some might say…coerced—Kevin to adopt her plant-based ways. Kevin obliged. In short, he dropped 50 pounds and kept the weight off. His blood work normalized. And the rest is history. Together they recently launched…Vegan Abattoir—a daddy daughter podcast affair that…provides plant-based answers to the vegan-curious questions they get from a meat-eating and dairy-drinking audience. Dare you enter? If so you can catch yours truly in…episode 2. Picking up where I left off with Kevin in last year’s barnburner 2.5 hour Vulcan mind meld (RRP #433), Today’s discussion centers primarily on veganism and animal rights. What led Harley to adopt this lifestyle, the way it has transformed her life, and that of her Dad.… It’s about the many projects these two have up their sleeve, from restaurants to non-profits, to upcoming films. It’s a peek into the life of a Hollywood family, and the complicated dynamics of the movie biz and stardom — including a touching remembrance of Stan Lee and the story behind Harley landing a Manson girl part in Quentin Tarantino’s…Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The gleeful banter between Harley and Kevin is infectious. And while this conversation is light, I promise there is much to be gleaned — especially if you are new to the vegan world or perhaps contemplating a more-plant based approach to your plate and life. I’ve interviewed a lot of people. Few are as skilled as Kevin in the art of conversation. And Harley just made it all so much better.…Enjoy! Peace + Plants, Listen, Watch & Subscribe Apple Podcasts…|…YouTube…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Google Podcasts Thanks 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. 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For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes,…visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". Show Notes Connect with Kevin:…Website…|…Facebook…|…Instagram…|…Twitter…|…YouTube…|…IMDbConnect with Harley Quinn:…|…Instagram…|…IMDb…TODAY:…Kevin Smith feels ‘wonderful’ after losing 58 pounds following heart attackThe Daily Beast:…Kevin Smith on Surviving a Heart Attack: ‘It’s Like I Got to Attend My Own Wake’IMDb:…A Guide to the Films of Kevin Smith | DIRECTOR’S TRADEMARKSThe Hollywood Reporter:…How I'm Living Now: Kevin Smith, Writer, Director, PodcasterMercy For Animals:…Exclusive Interview With Kevin Smith + Harley Quinn SmithVegNews:…Harley Quinn Smith Wants The World To Go Vegan And Here's WhyThe Beet:…Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Star on Why She Went VeganIrish News:…Kevin Smith: After my heart attack the movie took on a different dimensionHaute Living:…Meet The Breakout Star Of “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”—Harley Quinn SmithNon-profit:…No Us Without YouYouTube:…The Tenth BandDeadline:…Kevin Smith Launches Mooby’s Delivery Pop Up To Benefit No Us Without You COVID-19 CharityRelated Podcasts You Might Enjoy RRP #433: Kevin Smith on The Heart Attack That Saved His Life & The Art of Prolific CreativityRRP #212: Our Broken Plate: Disrupting Nutritional Science, Intermittent Fasting & How He Helped Penn Jillette Lose Over 100 PoundsRRP #367: Fasting For Longevity With Valter Longo, Ph.D. HOW…CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online! Subscribe & Review:……iTunes…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Soundcloud…|…Google Podcasts Donate:…Check out our…Patreon account Support 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 URLs 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.
Jun 29, 2020 1 hr 46 min

John Lewis + John Salley Are Black In America

… “You’re not going to be liked by everybody but if someone’s going to hate you – let them hate you for doing the right thing.”John LewisToday I reconnect with my friends John Salley & John Lewis to discuss the black experience, race in America, food injustice, and where we go from here. A legit living legend,…John Salley…is the first basketball player in history to win four NBA championships with three different teams -- the Pistons, Bulls & Lakers -- in three different decades. Since retiring in 2000, John has been a consistent media presence across television, radio, film and new media -- appearing on countless programs as a host, commentator and creator. A long-time vegan, Salley is also a passionate animal rights and healthy nutrition advocate (which we discussed in…RRP 180). In addition, he’s an absolutely relentless entrepreneur, involved in a myriad of enterprises from vegan wine to cannabis. John's latest venture is…Cafe Organix,…a new plant-based restaurant he launched to help eradicate the food deserts that plague the Black and Brown communities of San Bernardino, California. A prominent, ultra-positive voice in the vegan movement,…John Lewis…-- aka…The Badass Vegan…-- is a public speaker, personal trainer, and entrepreneur who can now add filmmaker to the resume. In partnership with mutual friend Keegan Kuhn (RRP…91,…176,…278,…&…397), the co-director behind…Cowspiracy, What The Health, and Running For Good,…John is inching towards completion of…They’re Trying To Kill Us…--…a powerful upcoming documentary that examines the impact of food & health injustice on disenfranchised African American communities (a subject I first explored with John in…RRP 260). Busting traditional vegan stereotypes with a unique ability positively impact a wide diversity of people, John's story and broad smile has appeared on multiple television shows and in such publications as…Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Thrive, Origin, Maxim,…and even…Sports Illustrated. Today we break bread. Black Lives Matter. Police misconduct. The pernicious nature of systemic racism. How religious institutions embed white supremacy. We also discuss…the importance of black leadership and entrepreneurship. And we close with thoughts on food injustice -- how our broken food system negatively and disproportionately impacts communities of color. But most of all, this is a conversation about what is necessary to make things right. What black and brown communities need from white allies. And the ways in which we can grow, change, and do better -- together. Note:…Check out the recently released and incredibly compelling trailer for…They're Trying To Kill Us.…Then visit the film's…Indiegogo campaign…to learn how you can support the film. Language Advisory:…This one is packed with expletives, so pop on the earbuds if you got kiddos in the backseat. Finally, I suspect this will be an uncomfortable conversation for some; maybe for many. I invite you to listen or watch with an open mind and heart.… Notwithstanding, these guys are a total blast. I love them both. I'm grateful for their friendship -- and their honesty. The visually inclined can watch our conversation on…YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on…Apple Podcasts…and…Spotify.…… Strap in. Peace + Plants, Listen, Watch & Subscribe Apple Podcasts…|…YouTube…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Google Podcasts Thanks to this week’s sponsors 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 purchaseat…tenthousand.cc…with…promo 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 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 a WHOOP membership. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs and discount codes,…visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors". Show Notes Connect with John Salley:…Website…|…Facebook…|…Instagram…|…TwitterConnect with John Lewis:…Website…|…Facebook…|…Instagram…|…TwitterTrailer:…They're Trying To Kill UsIndiegogo:…They're Trying To Kill UsLA Times:…Former NBA star John Salley touts the vegan lifeCafe Organix:…Website…|…InstagramVegOut:…John Salley's New Vegan Restaurant Opens In San BernardinoThe Source:…Filmmaker John Lewis Tackles Food & Health Injustice Against African AmericansPlant Based News:…Bad Ass Vegan Stars In New Film 'They’re Trying To Kill Us' About Racism And Food JusticeAfroPunk:…‘They're Trying To Kill Us': The Links Between Racism, Diet and DiseaseThe Beet:…Upcoming Documentary They’re Trying to Kill Us Focuses on Food InjusticeVegNews:…New Vegan Film 'They're Trying To Kill Us' Examines Intersection. of Diet, Poverty, and Systemic RacismThe Reporter:…Danette Mitchell: The ‘white Jesus’ controversyThe Jerusalem Post:…Archbishop of Canterbury: Church must reconsider image of Jesus as whiteAllyship Resources Google Doc:…Anti-Racist Resource GuideGoogle Doc:…Anti-Racism Resources for White PeopleNew Era of Public Safety:…A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community PolicingEqual Justice Initiative:…Tragic Death of George Floyd Reveals Continuing Problem of Police ViolenceTED:…How we can make racism a solvable problem…— and improve policingCampaign Zero:…joincampaignzero.org8 Can’t Wait:…8cantwait.orgGoFundMe:…George Floyd Memorial FundChange.org:…Justice for Breonna TaylorGoFundMe:…George Floyd Memorial FundBlack Lives Matter:…ResourcesReclaim The Block:…reclaimtheblock.orgThe Marshall Project:…themarshallproject.orgThe Bail Project:…bailproject.orgBail Funds:…List of Bail Funds for ProtestorsNAACP:…Legal Defense and Education FundRun With Maud:…runwithmaud.comCrooked Media:…Vote Save AmericaThe Atlantic:…The Case for Reparations…by Ta-Nahisi CoatesNY Times:…The 1619 ProjectNY Times:…1619 PodcastBad Form Review:…Racism Reading ListSojourners:…For Our White Friends Desiring To Be AlliesThe Ezra Klein Show:…Why Ta-Nahesi Coates Is HopefulNetflix:…Black Lives Matter CollectionRelated Podcasts You Might Enjoy RRP #180: John Salley — The NBA Champion on Going Vegan For Athletic Performance, Longevity, & The EnvironmentRRP #260: John Lewis is The Badass Vegan — Upending Stereotypes & The Impact of Positive Mindset on DestinyRRP #243: Coach George Raveling on Breaking Civil Rights BarriersRRP #526: This Is America - Byron Davis & Phil Allen, Jr.HOW…CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online! Subscribe & Review:……iTunes…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Soundcloud…|…Google Podcasts Donate:…Check out our…Patreon account Support 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 URLs 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.
Jun 25, 2020 1 hr 37 min

ROLL ON: Owning Your Story

… “Truth matters now more than ever. If we can’t agree upon what is and is not true, how do we move forward as a society?”Rich RollWelcome to the second installment of…our newly-minted 'ask me anything' themed series,…'Roll On:' --…a twist on my usual format in which I share my thoughts on select topics and answer audience questions. Serving up co-host duties is 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, Men’s Health…and many others; and he is the author of…One Breath,…which chronicles the life and death of Nick Mevoli, America's greatest freediver. Today's conversation begins with a few thoughts on the current protests and a review of recent podcast feedback. We also discuss the intersectionality of food insecurity and social justice. And we examine the importance of healing our food deserts -- a featured theme in next week's episode with filmmaker John Lewis and NBA legend John Salley. The podcast then pivots to answer five relatively philosophical questions submitted by audience members on our…Facebook Group page: How do we move past the stories that hold us back?When do you remain open and when do you stand your ground?How do you deal with imposter syndrome?How do you deal with conflict? AndHow do you discern truth from fiction in the era of fake news?It's about reclaiming your truth. Breaking down negative feedback loops. And crafting a gentler, more objectively honest narrative about who you are and what you're capable of. The visually inclined can watch our conversation on…YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on…Apple Podcasts…and…Spotify.… This series (and recent episodes) is an experiment in venturing out of my comfort zone. An effort to grow. And a commitment to evolve the show. I appreciate you taking the leap with me. I hope you find the content valuable -- and in service to forging a stronger RRP community. Peace + Plants, Listen, Watch & Subscribe Apple Podcasts…|…YouTube…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Google Podcasts Thanks to this week’s sponsors Blinkist:…Unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non-fiction books from self-help, to business, health, and history—all for one low price. Join me and 12 million others gleaning from the best and brightest. Try Blinkist…FREE for 7 days…AND save…25% off…your new subscription at…blinkist.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 get…3 months FREE…at…expressvpn.com/richroll. 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Show Notes Connect With Adam:…Website…|…Instagram…|…TwitterBook:…Can't Hurt Me…Book:…One BreathBook:…Democracy In America…by Alexis de TocquevilleWBUR:…'An Extraordinary Moment': Angela DavisSierra:…The CAFO Industry's Impact on the Environment and Public HealthTrailer:…They're Trying To Kill UsThe Source:…Filmmaker John Lewis Tackles Food & Health Injustice Against African AmericansSpotify:…Great Thunberg: Humanity has not yet failedVC Star:…Black Lives Matter sign vandalized; suspects work for sherrif, DARelated Podcasts You Might Enjoy RRP #525: Roll On: America's Overdue(R)EvolutionRRP #524: Doug Evans On Food Inequality, The Power Of Sprouts & Lessons Learned From FailureRRP #304: Dominick Thompson on CompassionRRP #299: Shaka Senghor on Righting WrongsHOW…CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST? Tell Your Friends & Share Online! Subscribe & Review:……iTunes…|…Spotify…|…Stitcher…|…Soundcloud…|…Google Podcasts Donate:…Check out our…Patreon account Support 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 URLs 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.