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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: https://richroll.com


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Matthew McConaughey Wants You To Find Your Frequency

One of the world's most compelling public figures, todayMatthew McConaugheygraces the show to share his incredible life story -- a journey laced with timeless wisdom & lessons on authenticity, character, integrity and what it means to be true to one's self.Do I really need to introduce this guy?Dazed And Confused. Dallas Buyers Club. Wolf of Wall Street. Interstellar. True Detective.You've seen them. You love 'em. And you love him.But over yonder -- far afield of the epic screen characters -- resides a mystic cowboy poet. A family man and father prone to ponderings profound. A seeker ever questing for adventure off the beaten path. A Texan on a four-dimensional vision quest, pursuing life in accordance with a homespun code. His is an experience-earned philosophy. Truths both personal and universal that he shares in his utterly unique way.A way that can only be described as 100% McConaughey.Beyond the make believe, tactile Matthew is an active philanthropist through hisJust Keep Livin’ Foundation.He's a professor at the University of Texas in his hometown of Austin, where he also serves up 'Minister of Culture' duties for the UT Athletic Department and the Austin FC Soccer Club, of which he is part owner.Matthew is also quite the writer. Inspired by a lifetime of journaling, his recently releasedGreenlightsis a delightfully earnest self-mythologizing romp. It's also a surprisingly astute and philosophically profound love letter to life -- a beat generation inspired pastiche of journal entries. Hollywood nights. Teenage daydreams. Off-grid plots. Amazonian scraps. Monk-like retreats. And, of course, lessons learned -- all sprinkled with just the right amount of self-help fairy dust.I couldn’t put it down. And that doesn’t happen often.Don't let the hang-dog laconicism fool you. Matthew is a man with a world-class work ethic. Razor sharp focus. Bull-like tenacity. And full commitment to everything he does.A master of perseverance and resilience, Matthew is also one of the most spiritually attuned beings I have ever met.This conversation is an exploration of many things. It's about discernment. Making critical choices. Crafting your future with intention. And the importance of character.It’s about widening our aperture on life. How to effectively and consistently grow, learn and transform. And it's about how to hone intuition to connect (to coin Matthew’s phrase) “the autobahn between your mind and heart.”But overall, this conversation is about my favorite subject -- the hard-wrought journey to authenticity and self-actualization.The visually inclined can watch our exchange onYouTube.And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.I know Matthew is making the legacy media and podcast rounds. But I think (and hope) we took this to a few places others haven't. Either way, this one is super fun -- and chock-a-bloc with timeless life wisdom. It was an honor. I sincerely hope you dig it.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm:The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. Right now, my listeners can get aspecial limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscriptionatcalm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!ROKA Eyewear:Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. If you’re active like me and wear prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, ROKA combines the no-slip performance you’ve been waiting for with fashionable design. Visitroka.comand enter codeRichRoll for 20% off.Tracksmith:an independent running apparel brand that celebrates the competitive spirit and athletes dedicated to the pursuit of personal excellence with pr

107 min18 h ago
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Matthew McConaughey Wants You To Find Your Frequency

Chris Burkard’s Crusade Against The Mundane

A treat for any and all with a bent for adventure and creative expression, today's guest isone of my very favorite visionaries of images still and moving.MeetChris Burkard.A true artist in many forms, Chris is a photographer, filmmaker, world explorer, accomplished endurance athlete (last year he set the record for fastest man to circumnavigate Iceland by bike), dirtbag surfer extraordinaire, author, creative director, father, and man of faith.But first and foremost, Chris is astoryteller --best known for his photojournalistic, humanizing approach to the farthest expanses of the Earth and capturing stories that inspire humans to consider our relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere.Chances are you follow Chris onInstagram— stacked with breathtaking landscapes and tales of adventure, his feed is a unique portal into other worlds that magnetizes 3.6 million people daily.Well established as a leading creative and man of global influence by the ripe age of 32 (now 34), Chris’ visionary perspective has earned him opportunities to work on global, prominent campaigns with Fortune 500 clients and brands like Apple, The North Face, Patagonia, Microsoft, Burton, Capitol Records, Quiksilver, and REI to name but a few.He’s spoken on the main TED stage, designed product lines, and published a growing collection of gorgeous books including,California Surf Project,At Glacier’s End,Boy Who Spoke To The Earth (children’s book),Distance Shores,and andHigh Tide: A Surf Odyssey.Chris' lates offering isUnnar-- a short documentary that tells the story of Chirs’ friend Ellii, an Icelandic photographer, surfer, and kayaker whose perspective changed after surviving a near death experience. Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival,Unnaris now freely viewable onChris’ YouTube page.Don't miss it.Today Chris shares his story.I’ve been a huge fan and admirer of Chris for ages. This conversation was long in the making — and does not disappoint.It’s a conversation about being present in the moment. Making art out of suffering. Taking big risks. And what's behind his love affair with Iceland.It’s also a glimpse into the creative mind of a true artist, laced with potent life lessons that will leave you thinking more broadly about your own path.But most importantly, it is about crusading against the mundane— and living a wanderlust lifestyle.The visually inclined can watch our exchange onYouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Chris is a very special human. We need more like him. I greatly appreciate his openness and perspective. And my hope is that this exchange will strengthen your reverence for the outdoors -- and inspire your own impulse for adventure.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsMerryfield:Discover new brands and earn points every time your grocery receipt includes our participating better-for-you brands. Download the Merryfield iOS app today from the Apple App Store for free and stop missing out on points and free gift cards on brands you’re already buying. Merryfield; Shop clean. Get rewarded.Ten Thousand:The World’s Most Durable Training Shorts. Built for Your Needs. Designed for Performance. Every order gets FREE shipping, FREE exchanges and FREE returns.Save 20% OFF your first purchaseattenthousand.ccwithpromo code “RICHROLL”.Athletic Greens:75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. So invest in your health without compromise! Go to:athleticgreens.com/richrolland claim your special offer today:20 FREE travel packs valued at $79with your first purchase.Theragun:With an OLED screen, personalized Theragun app, and the quiet and power you need, there is no substitute for theTheragun Gen 4,starting at only $199.

155 min1 w ago
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Chris Burkard’s Crusade Against The Mundane

Roll On: Meditations On The Moderation Wars

Welcome to another edition of Roll On—my bi-monthly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions.Commanding co-host duties as alwaysis my hype man Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins' Can't Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is the author of One Breath and is currently hard at work on a novel.Some of the many topics explored in today's conversation include:Ag-gag laws, animal agriculture surveillance, and media weaponization;the documentary 'A Life On Our Planet' — the legacy of David Attenborough;The problem of moderating social media content veracity & the impending election impact;thoughts on climate consciousness and social entrepreneurship.In addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you set healthy boundaries with alcohol?How do you navigate your social life alcohol-free?How do you break into endurance sports and create a more adventurous lifestyle?Thank you to Cameron from Oahu, John from London, and Greg from Colorado for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Page, or better yet leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple PodcastsandSpotify. Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsBirch 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/RichRollPublic 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 BreathNew York Times: The Biggest Wave Surfed This Year by Adam SkolnickLong Reads: The Poke Paradox by Adam SkolnickSierra: The CAFO Industry's Impact on the Environment and Public Health by Adam SkolnickThe Intercept: New Documents Reveal How the Animal Agriculture Industry Surveils and Punishes Critics'A Life On Our Planet' documentary: Netflix | WebsiteThe Guardian: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet review – stark climate emergency warningForbes: Netflix’s ‘David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet’ Is The Most Important Documentary Of The YearNew York Times: Twitter Will Turn Off Some Features to Fight Election MisinformationNew York Times: Facebook Widens Ban on Political Ads as Alarm Rises Over ElectionNew York Times: To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to FacebookWired: A Facebook Ban Won't Stop QAnonMatt Taibbi: Substack | TwitterSubstack: After the QAnon Ban, Who's Next?New York Times: QAnon Is Thriving in Germany. The Extreme Right Is Delighted.thankyou: Website | YouTubewho gives a crap: WebsiteBloomberg: The 50 Richest Americans Are Worth as Much as the Poorest 165 MillionRRP #178: W

125 min1 w ago
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Roll On: Meditations On The Moderation Wars

Michael Muller On Swimming With Great Whites & Moving Towards Fear

Michael Mulleris Hollywood's most in-demand photographer.But that title doesn't even begin to capture the breadth of his extraordinary, Hemingway-esque life.It's a path defined by his commitment to curiosity. An unquenchable thirst for adventure. Unbridled creativity.And an impulse toalways, alwaysmove towards fear.Traveling to 60 countries before he even entered high school (a count that is currently at 200), Michael spent thegreater part of his childhood living in Saudi Arabia. It was there that his passion for photography blossomed. The more he saw, the more he felt drawn to capturing his experiences in imagery.By his mid-teens that passion had already become a career, documenting the snowboarding & punk rock scenes across California. But he soon found himself behind the velvet rope in Los Angeles, documenting the next generation of silver screen superstars. But the ripe age of 22, Michael established himself as a leading Hollywood entertainment and fashion photographer.Today Michael is the top dog in his game — a guy who has photographed everyone who is anyone for every prominent media outlet fromVanity FairtoEsquire: Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Jeff Bridges, Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Hugh Jackman, Bruce Willis, Scarlett Johansson, Nirvana, Leonardo DiCaprio. You get the picture.The question isn’t who has he photographed, it’swho hasn’t he.That iconic photograph of Kobe Bryant bowing that graced the cover ofTIMEmagazine in February? That’s Michael.That blockbuster movie poster or billboard you love? Chances are that’s Michael too -- the man behind countless studio campaigns from Marvel movies to Inherent Vice.But Michael’s truest passion — and a primary focus of today’s exchange — is sharks. Specifically, great whites. Documenting them on film. Understanding them. Educating others about them. And most importantly, preserving them.This conversation is about so many things.It’s of course a recap of Michael’s unbelievable life, which is more adventure novel than a resume.It’s about the nature of creativity. It’s about what drives him — his philosophies on work, passion, service — and the incredible power of the image to shape culture.It's about his relationship with fear. PTSD. And how swimming with sharks changed his relationship with himself and the natural environment we all share.It’s also keenly focused on preserving our oceans, specifically protecting our sharks, 100 million of which are killed every year. These apex predators are beyond vital to our ocean’s ecosystem, and without them, you’ll soon learn, our oceans will crumble.But more than anything, this conversation is about what the great whites represent:fear.It's about why the only way to overcome this debilitating emotion is to move towards it.To face it head-on.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Charismatic and larger than life, Michael is unlike any previous guest I've hosted on this podcast. This conversation is one for the ages.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsJoovv:Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv light therapy. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals. For a limited time, Joovv wants to hook you up with an exclusive discount on your first order: just goJoovv.com/richrolland apply my codeRICHROLLto your qualifying order. Exclusions apply, limited time only.Squarespace:The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas.Save 10%at checkout when you visitsquarespace.com/richrolland use the discountcode RICHROLLat 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 toWHOOP.comand use thepromo code “Richroll”at checkout tosave 15% off WHOOP.For a c

119 min2 w ago
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Michael Muller On Swimming With Great Whites & Moving Towards Fear

Julie Piatt On Sacred Commerce & SriMu

Today the wise & etherealJulie Piatt-- my wife and partner for the last 20+ years -- returns for her umpteenth appearance on the podcast.But this time we try something different.As longtime listeners know well, Julie is a being of many talents. Although widely lauded for her series of bestselling plant-based cookbooks, the one who goes bySriMatiis also an artist, musician, yogi, healer, mother of four and serial entrepreneur.In addition, Julie hosts theFor The Life of Mepodcast. She reigns overWater Tiger,her online spiritual community. And she’s the ‘Mother Arc’ (her term for founder & CEO) ofSriMu, her plant-based cheese brainchild start-up.Over the years, Julie been a recurring source of spiritual wisdom on the podcast, dropping many a pearl on everything from parenting and creativity to navigating conflict, managing relationships, dealing with financial hardship, and countless other subjects.Today's episode, however, is something new -- an exploration of Julie as entrepreneur...

110 min2 w ago
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Julie Piatt On Sacred Commerce & SriMu

Dr. Michael Gervais Is The Sensei of Human Performance

How do world-class athletes, artists and top business leaders organize their inner lives to expand the edges of their potential?What are the frameworks and key mental skills needed to excel in those intense, all or nothing make-it-or break it moments?How do change-makers find peace, grounding, and even joy in the most intensely stressful, critical moments of their lives and careers?There is no human more well-suited to fielding these questions than world-renown high performance psychologistDr. Michael Gervais-- returning for his 4th appearance on the podcast.A globally recognized authority on optimal human performance, Dr. Gervais has spent the last twenty years working in the trenches of consequential, high-stakes environments, where there is no luxury for mistakes, hesitation, or failure to respond. His clientele includes the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, countless Olympic medalists, MVPs fromevery major sport, world record holders, internationally acclaimed music artists, and corporateleaders.In addition, Dr. Gervais is the host of the popularFinding Masterypodcast. Alongside NFL coach Pete Carroll he foundedCompete To Create,an online and live master class for the mind, and together they authored the recently released Audible Original also entitledCompete To Create-- a must-listen for anyone interested in raising the bar on their own potential.There's a reason he's been featured byNBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, ESPN, NFL Network, The Wall Street Journal, TheNew York Times, Outside Magazine, WIRED, ESPN Magazine, the Harvard Business Reviewand more:Dr. Gervais is the sensei of human performance optimization.Unlike our previous episodes, today’s exchange is not about elite athletic performance. Nor is it about the demands of jumping out of a plane without a parachute. In fact, it's not really about sport at all.Instead, this is a conversation about how best to navigate the cataclysmic shit show we call 2020 -- and the years of political, pandemic and planetary turmoil likely to follow.It's about understanding trauma. Accepting pain. Working through it. And how suffering is integral to the human experience.It’s about the difference between purpose and vision. The role of sport in a world that's closed for business. And the importance of optimism in dark times.If you're new to the show, you're in for a treat. I adore this man. So prepare to fall in love.The visually inclined can watch our exchange onYouTube.And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.If you enjoy today's conversation, you might also dig Michael interviewing me in the most recent Finding Mastery episode (FM #244). And you can mine his three previous appearances on the RRP (episodes120,252, and366).It’s hard being a human in 2020. Don’t underestimate the circumstances -- but know there is a light out there.Let's find it together.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm:The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. Right now, my listeners can get aspecial limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscriptionatcalm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!On Running:Born in the Swiss Alps, On Running is the world’s fastest-growing running brand. From their patented cushioning system to their gorgeous minimal design aesthetic, shoes & gear that performs and looks great too. Go toon-running.com/richrollto unlock the voucher, and pick your favorite shoe or apparel piece and run in it for a30-day risk-free trial,no questions asked.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. Wh

124 min3 w ago
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Dr. Michael Gervais Is The Sensei of Human Performance

Roll On: A Planet Based Lifestyle

Welcome to another edition of Roll On—my bi-monthly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions.Commanding co-host duties is my hype man Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins' Can't Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is the author of One Breath and is currently hard at work on a novel.Some of the many topics explored in today's conversation include:the documentary 'Kiss The Ground' -- underground econsystems;regenerative agriculture v. demand for meat;the documentary 'My Octopus Teacher' -- underwater ecosystems;New studies on the exponential growth of plastic waste; andthoughts on rugged individualism and commonwealth harmIn addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do we grapple with the contradicting values of th...

120 min3 w ago
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Roll On: A Planet Based Lifestyle

Tom Scott on Why Meaningful Conversation Matters

EAt the root of our current political and cultural turmoil lies an unprecedented divisiveness. With all-or-nothing thinking fueled by tribalism, the result is a complete communication breakdown. And a predilection to convince rather than a willingness to listen and ultimately understand.Unhealthy and isolating, it's leaving us lonelier and angrier than ever.But more than anything, it's fracturing our humanity.So what do we do?Tom Scottsays we need to talk about it.A graduate of Brown University with a Masters of Divinity from Yale, Tom is the founder ofThe Nantucket Project– an intimate ideas festival in the vein of TED — that brings together incredible leaders across a wide range of disciplines to talk story, with an eye on creating a better world.When the pandemic shuttered what would have been the 10th iteration of TNP, Tom decided to take his skills and curiosity on the road. Driven by a desire to engage with Americans first-hand, he enlisted his film crew on a slow route down the Mississippi River from Minneapolis to New Orleans, stopping in small towns daily to host get togethers with a wide variety of everyday people, chronicling difficult and at times painful discussions on politics, racism, and everything in between.What he discovered might surprise you.Returning for his second appearance on the podcast (catchRRP #360if you missed it), today’s exchange with Tom begins with an honest acknowledgment of where culture currently sits. We discuss our fears and hopes for the future. And our shared concerns about the effects of quarantine on our kids and youth across the world.We shift gears to discussThe Neighborhood Project,an intentional conversation platform Tom and his team are creating for people to digitally gather, intentionally connect and share experience.Weaving clips into the edit lifted from his adventure down the Mississippi, Tom relates his effort to cultivate tactile, analog understanding between people who disagree. The wins. The losses. The glimmers of hope. And the challenges that remain.All told, Tom paints the picture of an imperfect America. But one that looks quite different from the highlight reel delivered by our respective social media feeds.Boots on the ground isn't twitter. And meaningful conversation matters. Therein lies promise.As someone I have known since 7th grade, my friendship with Tom runs deep. This conversation further cemented my admiration for this human.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.My aspiration is that you take this one on with a full heart and an open mind -- then find a way to better connect with your neighbor.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsJoovv:Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv light therapy. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals. VisitJoovv.com/richrollto unlock the code and enjoy a free gift with your purchase.Daily Harvest:Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that are ready in five minutes or less. Go todailyharvest.comand enter promo coderichrollto get$25offyour first box.Theragun:With an OLED screen, personalized Theragun app, and the quiet and power you need, there is no substitute for theTheragun 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, atTheragun.com/RICHROLLFor a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Tom:Twitter|InstagramThe Nantucket Project:Website|Facebook|Instagram|Twitter|YouTubeThe Neighborhood Project:Website|PodcastTime Magazine:The Nantucket ProjectStoriesNeil Phillips:Visible Men AcademySi

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Tom Scott on Why Meaningful Conversation Matters

We Are Water: Erin Brockovich On Pollutants, Politics & People Power

EOver 40,000 chemicals currently find their way into a litany of consumer products. Although many are toxic, less than 1% have been tested for human safety. Nonetheless, great quantities can still be found in our drinking water.How is this possible? Shouldn’t clean water be a fundamental right? These questions are both fair and important. Unfortunately, trusted regulatory bodies like the EPA often fail to adequately protect us. Science is often manipulated by companies that put profit over public health. And thus, industry pollution continues unsupervised -- and the consumer protection laws we do have in place remain unenforced.To better understand this reality -- how we got here and where to go from here -- I sat down with one of the most famous names in environmental activism.Meet the the singular and eminent Erin Brockovich.Best known as the legal file clerk who battled PG&E over polluted water in the town of Hinckley, CA, Ms. Brockovich was instrumental in architecting a case th...

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We Are Water: Erin Brockovich On Pollutants, Politics & People Power

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

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Matthew McConaughey Wants You To Find Your Frequency

One of the world's most compelling public figures, todayMatthew McConaugheygraces the show to share his incredible life story -- a journey laced with timeless wisdom & lessons on authenticity, character, integrity and what it means to be true to one's self.Do I really need to introduce this guy?Dazed And Confused. Dallas Buyers Club. Wolf of Wall Street. Interstellar. True Detective.You've seen them. You love 'em. And you love him.But over yonder -- far afield of the epic screen characters -- resides a mystic cowboy poet. A family man and father prone to ponderings profound. A seeker ever questing for adventure off the beaten path. A Texan on a four-dimensional vision quest, pursuing life in accordance with a homespun code. His is an experience-earned philosophy. Truths both personal and universal that he shares in his utterly unique way.A way that can only be described as 100% McConaughey.Beyond the make believe, tactile Matthew is an active philanthropist through hisJust Keep Livin’ Foundation.He's a professor at the University of Texas in his hometown of Austin, where he also serves up 'Minister of Culture' duties for the UT Athletic Department and the Austin FC Soccer Club, of which he is part owner.Matthew is also quite the writer. Inspired by a lifetime of journaling, his recently releasedGreenlightsis a delightfully earnest self-mythologizing romp. It's also a surprisingly astute and philosophically profound love letter to life -- a beat generation inspired pastiche of journal entries. Hollywood nights. Teenage daydreams. Off-grid plots. Amazonian scraps. Monk-like retreats. And, of course, lessons learned -- all sprinkled with just the right amount of self-help fairy dust.I couldn’t put it down. And that doesn’t happen often.Don't let the hang-dog laconicism fool you. Matthew is a man with a world-class work ethic. Razor sharp focus. Bull-like tenacity. And full commitment to everything he does.A master of perseverance and resilience, Matthew is also one of the most spiritually attuned beings I have ever met.This conversation is an exploration of many things. It's about discernment. Making critical choices. Crafting your future with intention. And the importance of character.It’s about widening our aperture on life. How to effectively and consistently grow, learn and transform. And it's about how to hone intuition to connect (to coin Matthew’s phrase) “the autobahn between your mind and heart.”But overall, this conversation is about my favorite subject -- the hard-wrought journey to authenticity and self-actualization.The visually inclined can watch our exchange onYouTube.And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.I know Matthew is making the legacy media and podcast rounds. But I think (and hope) we took this to a few places others haven't. Either way, this one is super fun -- and chock-a-bloc with timeless life wisdom. It was an honor. I sincerely hope you dig it.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm:The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. Right now, my listeners can get aspecial limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscriptionatcalm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!ROKA Eyewear:Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. If you’re active like me and wear prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, ROKA combines the no-slip performance you’ve been waiting for with fashionable design. Visitroka.comand enter codeRichRoll for 20% off.Tracksmith:an independent running apparel brand that celebrates the competitive spirit and athletes dedicated to the pursuit of personal excellence with pr

107 min18 h ago
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Matthew McConaughey Wants You To Find Your Frequency

Chris Burkard’s Crusade Against The Mundane

A treat for any and all with a bent for adventure and creative expression, today's guest isone of my very favorite visionaries of images still and moving.MeetChris Burkard.A true artist in many forms, Chris is a photographer, filmmaker, world explorer, accomplished endurance athlete (last year he set the record for fastest man to circumnavigate Iceland by bike), dirtbag surfer extraordinaire, author, creative director, father, and man of faith.But first and foremost, Chris is astoryteller --best known for his photojournalistic, humanizing approach to the farthest expanses of the Earth and capturing stories that inspire humans to consider our relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere.Chances are you follow Chris onInstagram— stacked with breathtaking landscapes and tales of adventure, his feed is a unique portal into other worlds that magnetizes 3.6 million people daily.Well established as a leading creative and man of global influence by the ripe age of 32 (now 34), Chris’ visionary perspective has earned him opportunities to work on global, prominent campaigns with Fortune 500 clients and brands like Apple, The North Face, Patagonia, Microsoft, Burton, Capitol Records, Quiksilver, and REI to name but a few.He’s spoken on the main TED stage, designed product lines, and published a growing collection of gorgeous books including,California Surf Project,At Glacier’s End,Boy Who Spoke To The Earth (children’s book),Distance Shores,and andHigh Tide: A Surf Odyssey.Chris' lates offering isUnnar-- a short documentary that tells the story of Chirs’ friend Ellii, an Icelandic photographer, surfer, and kayaker whose perspective changed after surviving a near death experience. Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival,Unnaris now freely viewable onChris’ YouTube page.Don't miss it.Today Chris shares his story.I’ve been a huge fan and admirer of Chris for ages. This conversation was long in the making — and does not disappoint.It’s a conversation about being present in the moment. Making art out of suffering. Taking big risks. And what's behind his love affair with Iceland.It’s also a glimpse into the creative mind of a true artist, laced with potent life lessons that will leave you thinking more broadly about your own path.But most importantly, it is about crusading against the mundane— and living a wanderlust lifestyle.The visually inclined can watch our exchange onYouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Chris is a very special human. We need more like him. I greatly appreciate his openness and perspective. And my hope is that this exchange will strengthen your reverence for the outdoors -- and inspire your own impulse for adventure.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsMerryfield:Discover new brands and earn points every time your grocery receipt includes our participating better-for-you brands. Download the Merryfield iOS app today from the Apple App Store for free and stop missing out on points and free gift cards on brands you’re already buying. Merryfield; Shop clean. Get rewarded.Ten Thousand:The World’s Most Durable Training Shorts. Built for Your Needs. Designed for Performance. Every order gets FREE shipping, FREE exchanges and FREE returns.Save 20% OFF your first purchaseattenthousand.ccwithpromo code “RICHROLL”.Athletic Greens:75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. So invest in your health without compromise! Go to:athleticgreens.com/richrolland claim your special offer today:20 FREE travel packs valued at $79with your first purchase.Theragun:With an OLED screen, personalized Theragun app, and the quiet and power you need, there is no substitute for theTheragun Gen 4,starting at only $199.

155 min1 w ago
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Chris Burkard’s Crusade Against The Mundane

Roll On: Meditations On The Moderation Wars

Welcome to another edition of Roll On—my bi-monthly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions.Commanding co-host duties as alwaysis my hype man Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins' Can't Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is the author of One Breath and is currently hard at work on a novel.Some of the many topics explored in today's conversation include:Ag-gag laws, animal agriculture surveillance, and media weaponization;the documentary 'A Life On Our Planet' — the legacy of David Attenborough;The problem of moderating social media content veracity & the impending election impact;thoughts on climate consciousness and social entrepreneurship.In addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you set healthy boundaries with alcohol?How do you navigate your social life alcohol-free?How do you break into endurance sports and create a more adventurous lifestyle?Thank you to Cameron from Oahu, John from London, and Greg from Colorado for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Page, or better yet leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple PodcastsandSpotify. Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsBirch 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/RichRollPublic 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 BreathNew York Times: The Biggest Wave Surfed This Year by Adam SkolnickLong Reads: The Poke Paradox by Adam SkolnickSierra: The CAFO Industry's Impact on the Environment and Public Health by Adam SkolnickThe Intercept: New Documents Reveal How the Animal Agriculture Industry Surveils and Punishes Critics'A Life On Our Planet' documentary: Netflix | WebsiteThe Guardian: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet review – stark climate emergency warningForbes: Netflix’s ‘David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet’ Is The Most Important Documentary Of The YearNew York Times: Twitter Will Turn Off Some Features to Fight Election MisinformationNew York Times: Facebook Widens Ban on Political Ads as Alarm Rises Over ElectionNew York Times: To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to FacebookWired: A Facebook Ban Won't Stop QAnonMatt Taibbi: Substack | TwitterSubstack: After the QAnon Ban, Who's Next?New York Times: QAnon Is Thriving in Germany. The Extreme Right Is Delighted.thankyou: Website | YouTubewho gives a crap: WebsiteBloomberg: The 50 Richest Americans Are Worth as Much as the Poorest 165 MillionRRP #178: W

125 min1 w ago
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Roll On: Meditations On The Moderation Wars

Michael Muller On Swimming With Great Whites & Moving Towards Fear

Michael Mulleris Hollywood's most in-demand photographer.But that title doesn't even begin to capture the breadth of his extraordinary, Hemingway-esque life.It's a path defined by his commitment to curiosity. An unquenchable thirst for adventure. Unbridled creativity.And an impulse toalways, alwaysmove towards fear.Traveling to 60 countries before he even entered high school (a count that is currently at 200), Michael spent thegreater part of his childhood living in Saudi Arabia. It was there that his passion for photography blossomed. The more he saw, the more he felt drawn to capturing his experiences in imagery.By his mid-teens that passion had already become a career, documenting the snowboarding & punk rock scenes across California. But he soon found himself behind the velvet rope in Los Angeles, documenting the next generation of silver screen superstars. But the ripe age of 22, Michael established himself as a leading Hollywood entertainment and fashion photographer.Today Michael is the top dog in his game — a guy who has photographed everyone who is anyone for every prominent media outlet fromVanity FairtoEsquire: Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Jeff Bridges, Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Hugh Jackman, Bruce Willis, Scarlett Johansson, Nirvana, Leonardo DiCaprio. You get the picture.The question isn’t who has he photographed, it’swho hasn’t he.That iconic photograph of Kobe Bryant bowing that graced the cover ofTIMEmagazine in February? That’s Michael.That blockbuster movie poster or billboard you love? Chances are that’s Michael too -- the man behind countless studio campaigns from Marvel movies to Inherent Vice.But Michael’s truest passion — and a primary focus of today’s exchange — is sharks. Specifically, great whites. Documenting them on film. Understanding them. Educating others about them. And most importantly, preserving them.This conversation is about so many things.It’s of course a recap of Michael’s unbelievable life, which is more adventure novel than a resume.It’s about the nature of creativity. It’s about what drives him — his philosophies on work, passion, service — and the incredible power of the image to shape culture.It's about his relationship with fear. PTSD. And how swimming with sharks changed his relationship with himself and the natural environment we all share.It’s also keenly focused on preserving our oceans, specifically protecting our sharks, 100 million of which are killed every year. These apex predators are beyond vital to our ocean’s ecosystem, and without them, you’ll soon learn, our oceans will crumble.But more than anything, this conversation is about what the great whites represent:fear.It's about why the only way to overcome this debilitating emotion is to move towards it.To face it head-on.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Charismatic and larger than life, Michael is unlike any previous guest I've hosted on this podcast. This conversation is one for the ages.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsJoovv:Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv light therapy. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals. For a limited time, Joovv wants to hook you up with an exclusive discount on your first order: just goJoovv.com/richrolland apply my codeRICHROLLto your qualifying order. Exclusions apply, limited time only.Squarespace:The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas.Save 10%at checkout when you visitsquarespace.com/richrolland use the discountcode RICHROLLat 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 toWHOOP.comand use thepromo code “Richroll”at checkout tosave 15% off WHOOP.For a c

119 min2 w ago
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Michael Muller On Swimming With Great Whites & Moving Towards Fear

Julie Piatt On Sacred Commerce & SriMu

Today the wise & etherealJulie Piatt-- my wife and partner for the last 20+ years -- returns for her umpteenth appearance on the podcast.But this time we try something different.As longtime listeners know well, Julie is a being of many talents. Although widely lauded for her series of bestselling plant-based cookbooks, the one who goes bySriMatiis also an artist, musician, yogi, healer, mother of four and serial entrepreneur.In addition, Julie hosts theFor The Life of Mepodcast. She reigns overWater Tiger,her online spiritual community. And she’s the ‘Mother Arc’ (her term for founder & CEO) ofSriMu, her plant-based cheese brainchild start-up.Over the years, Julie been a recurring source of spiritual wisdom on the podcast, dropping many a pearl on everything from parenting and creativity to navigating conflict, managing relationships, dealing with financial hardship, and countless other subjects.Today's episode, however, is something new -- an exploration of Julie as entrepreneur...

110 min2 w ago
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Julie Piatt On Sacred Commerce & SriMu

Dr. Michael Gervais Is The Sensei of Human Performance

How do world-class athletes, artists and top business leaders organize their inner lives to expand the edges of their potential?What are the frameworks and key mental skills needed to excel in those intense, all or nothing make-it-or break it moments?How do change-makers find peace, grounding, and even joy in the most intensely stressful, critical moments of their lives and careers?There is no human more well-suited to fielding these questions than world-renown high performance psychologistDr. Michael Gervais-- returning for his 4th appearance on the podcast.A globally recognized authority on optimal human performance, Dr. Gervais has spent the last twenty years working in the trenches of consequential, high-stakes environments, where there is no luxury for mistakes, hesitation, or failure to respond. His clientele includes the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, countless Olympic medalists, MVPs fromevery major sport, world record holders, internationally acclaimed music artists, and corporateleaders.In addition, Dr. Gervais is the host of the popularFinding Masterypodcast. Alongside NFL coach Pete Carroll he foundedCompete To Create,an online and live master class for the mind, and together they authored the recently released Audible Original also entitledCompete To Create-- a must-listen for anyone interested in raising the bar on their own potential.There's a reason he's been featured byNBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, ESPN, NFL Network, The Wall Street Journal, TheNew York Times, Outside Magazine, WIRED, ESPN Magazine, the Harvard Business Reviewand more:Dr. Gervais is the sensei of human performance optimization.Unlike our previous episodes, today’s exchange is not about elite athletic performance. Nor is it about the demands of jumping out of a plane without a parachute. In fact, it's not really about sport at all.Instead, this is a conversation about how best to navigate the cataclysmic shit show we call 2020 -- and the years of political, pandemic and planetary turmoil likely to follow.It's about understanding trauma. Accepting pain. Working through it. And how suffering is integral to the human experience.It’s about the difference between purpose and vision. The role of sport in a world that's closed for business. And the importance of optimism in dark times.If you're new to the show, you're in for a treat. I adore this man. So prepare to fall in love.The visually inclined can watch our exchange onYouTube.And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.If you enjoy today's conversation, you might also dig Michael interviewing me in the most recent Finding Mastery episode (FM #244). And you can mine his three previous appearances on the RRP (episodes120,252, and366).It’s hard being a human in 2020. Don’t underestimate the circumstances -- but know there is a light out there.Let's find it together.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsCalm:The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. Right now, my listeners can get aspecial limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscriptionatcalm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!On Running:Born in the Swiss Alps, On Running is the world’s fastest-growing running brand. From their patented cushioning system to their gorgeous minimal design aesthetic, shoes & gear that performs and looks great too. Go toon-running.com/richrollto unlock the voucher, and pick your favorite shoe or apparel piece and run in it for a30-day risk-free trial,no questions asked.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. Wh

124 min3 w ago
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Dr. Michael Gervais Is The Sensei of Human Performance

Roll On: A Planet Based Lifestyle

Welcome to another edition of Roll On—my bi-monthly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions.Commanding co-host duties is my hype man Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins' Can't Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is the author of One Breath and is currently hard at work on a novel.Some of the many topics explored in today's conversation include:the documentary 'Kiss The Ground' -- underground econsystems;regenerative agriculture v. demand for meat;the documentary 'My Octopus Teacher' -- underwater ecosystems;New studies on the exponential growth of plastic waste; andthoughts on rugged individualism and commonwealth harmIn addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do we grapple with the contradicting values of th...

120 min3 w ago
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Roll On: A Planet Based Lifestyle

Tom Scott on Why Meaningful Conversation Matters

EAt the root of our current political and cultural turmoil lies an unprecedented divisiveness. With all-or-nothing thinking fueled by tribalism, the result is a complete communication breakdown. And a predilection to convince rather than a willingness to listen and ultimately understand.Unhealthy and isolating, it's leaving us lonelier and angrier than ever.But more than anything, it's fracturing our humanity.So what do we do?Tom Scottsays we need to talk about it.A graduate of Brown University with a Masters of Divinity from Yale, Tom is the founder ofThe Nantucket Project– an intimate ideas festival in the vein of TED — that brings together incredible leaders across a wide range of disciplines to talk story, with an eye on creating a better world.When the pandemic shuttered what would have been the 10th iteration of TNP, Tom decided to take his skills and curiosity on the road. Driven by a desire to engage with Americans first-hand, he enlisted his film crew on a slow route down the Mississippi River from Minneapolis to New Orleans, stopping in small towns daily to host get togethers with a wide variety of everyday people, chronicling difficult and at times painful discussions on politics, racism, and everything in between.What he discovered might surprise you.Returning for his second appearance on the podcast (catchRRP #360if you missed it), today’s exchange with Tom begins with an honest acknowledgment of where culture currently sits. We discuss our fears and hopes for the future. And our shared concerns about the effects of quarantine on our kids and youth across the world.We shift gears to discussThe Neighborhood Project,an intentional conversation platform Tom and his team are creating for people to digitally gather, intentionally connect and share experience.Weaving clips into the edit lifted from his adventure down the Mississippi, Tom relates his effort to cultivate tactile, analog understanding between people who disagree. The wins. The losses. The glimmers of hope. And the challenges that remain.All told, Tom paints the picture of an imperfect America. But one that looks quite different from the highlight reel delivered by our respective social media feeds.Boots on the ground isn't twitter. And meaningful conversation matters. Therein lies promise.As someone I have known since 7th grade, my friendship with Tom runs deep. This conversation further cemented my admiration for this human.The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.My aspiration is that you take this one on with a full heart and an open mind -- then find a way to better connect with your neighbor.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsJoovv:Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv light therapy. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals. VisitJoovv.com/richrollto unlock the code and enjoy a free gift with your purchase.Daily Harvest:Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that are ready in five minutes or less. Go todailyharvest.comand enter promo coderichrollto get$25offyour first box.Theragun:With an OLED screen, personalized Theragun app, and the quiet and power you need, there is no substitute for theTheragun 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, atTheragun.com/RICHROLLFor a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Tom:Twitter|InstagramThe Nantucket Project:Website|Facebook|Instagram|Twitter|YouTubeThe Neighborhood Project:Website|PodcastTime Magazine:The Nantucket ProjectStoriesNeil Phillips:Visible Men AcademySi

123 minSEP 28
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Tom Scott on Why Meaningful Conversation Matters

We Are Water: Erin Brockovich On Pollutants, Politics & People Power

EOver 40,000 chemicals currently find their way into a litany of consumer products. Although many are toxic, less than 1% have been tested for human safety. Nonetheless, great quantities can still be found in our drinking water.How is this possible? Shouldn’t clean water be a fundamental right? These questions are both fair and important. Unfortunately, trusted regulatory bodies like the EPA often fail to adequately protect us. Science is often manipulated by companies that put profit over public health. And thus, industry pollution continues unsupervised -- and the consumer protection laws we do have in place remain unenforced.To better understand this reality -- how we got here and where to go from here -- I sat down with one of the most famous names in environmental activism.Meet the the singular and eminent Erin Brockovich.Best known as the legal file clerk who battled PG&E over polluted water in the town of Hinckley, CA, Ms. Brockovich was instrumental in architecting a case th...

124 minSEP 21
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We Are Water: Erin Brockovich On Pollutants, Politics & People Power

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 minSEP 17
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Our Social Dilemma — Thoughts on Technology, Addiction, and the Illusion of Free Will
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