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In-depth interviews that may blow your mind.
With Rick Rubin

    Ben Patrick

    Ben Patrick

    Ben Patrick, known as the “Knees Over Toes Guy,” is the founder, president, and CEO of Athletic Truth Group (ATG) Online Coaching. Though a longtime basketball player in his youth, Patrick’s three knee surgeries by the age of 18 stopped his athletic career short. After struggling with pain medication addiction and depression, Patrick soon became devoted to physical fitness and rehabilitation, now boasting an NBA-like 42-inch vertical jump. He developed ATG Online Coaching, working to restore the quality of life in individuals struggling with knee injuries and bringing out their full physical potential. In addition to building his training system, Patrick has authored three books, Knee Ability Zero, Back Ability Zero, and ATG for Life, and he has gained a massive social media presence with over 2.5 million followers. 

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ari Emanuel

    Ari Emanuel

    Ariel Emanuel is the CEO of Endeavor and TKO Group Holdings. Emanuel co-founded the Endeavor talent agency in 1995 and has grown it into one of the most influential sports and entertainment companies in the world. Known for his dynamic and direct dealmaking style, Ariel has played a vital role in shaping the careers of high-profile clients and the entertainment industry as a whole.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ezra Koenig (Part 2)

    Ezra Koenig (Part 2)

    Ezra Koenig is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter of the band Vampire Weekend. He co-founded the group in 2006 while attending Columbia University. Vampire Weekend has released several critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, blending indie rock with elements of world music. Beyond his work with Vampire Weekend, he is the creator and host of the radio show “Time Crisis” on Apple Music’s Beats 1. He has collaborated with various artists across different genres, such as Major Lazer, Charli XCX, and Beyonce, notably co-writing and co-producing the song “Hold Up” on Beyoncé’s critically acclaimed album “Lemonade.” He has been involved in various other creative projects, including an animated series called “Neo Yokio,” which features the voice talents of Jaden Smith, Jude Law, and Susan Sarandon, among others, and premiered on Netflix in 2017.

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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Ezra Koenig (Part 1)

    Ezra Koenig (Part 1)

    Ezra Koenig is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter of the band Vampire Weekend. He co-founded the group in 2006 while attending Columbia University. Vampire Weekend has released several critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, blending indie rock with elements of world music. Beyond his work with Vampire Weekend, he is the creator and host of the radio show “Time Crisis” on Apple Music’s Beats 1. He has collaborated with various artists across different genres, such as Major Lazer, Charli XCX, and Beyonce, notably co-writing and co-producing the song “Hold Up” on Beyoncé’s critically acclaimed album “Lemonade.” He has been involved in various other creative projects, including an animated series called “Neo Yokio,” which features the voice talents of Jaden Smith, Jude Law, and Susan Sarandon, among others, and premiered on Netflix in 2017.

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    • 2 hrs
    John Sinclair

    John Sinclair

    This interview with John Sinclair was recorded a few months before he passed away on April 4, 2024. 
    John was an icon of the counterculture movement. In the late 1960s, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for marijuana possession, sparking protests and rallies like the John Sinclair Freedom Rally, which featured performances by John Lennon and Stevie Wonder, among others. After a high-profile legal battle that challenged and ultimately reformed harsh marijuana laws, Sinclair was released after two years in prison. Before and after his protested prison sentence, John was a renowned poet, writer, and political activist. He founded the White Panther Party in support of the Black Panthers, produced music festivals, managed the influential rock band MC5, and published and recorded prolifically, including John Sinclair: The Collected Poems and the music-in-verse collection Thelonious: a Book of Monk.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Dr. Jay Bhattacharya

    Dr. Jay Bhattacharya

    Dr. Jay Bhattacharya is a professor of medicine, economics, and health research policy at Stanford University, where he is also the director of Stanford's Center for Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. After dedicating much of his career to studying the economics of health care, when the COVID-19 crisis began, Dr. Bhattacharya shifted his research focus to the epidemiology of COVID-19, the lethality of COVID-19 infection, and the effectiveness and effects of lockdown policies. This led him to co-author an open letter, The Great Barrington Declaration, which advocated for a lift of restrictions on lower-risk groups to develop herd immunity. He is also the co-author of the widely acclaimed textbook Health Economics, a staple in undergraduate and graduate curricula worldwide. He holds four degrees from Stanford: a BA, an AM, an MD, and a PhD in economics.

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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Nate_Beck ,

John Mayer

I love JCM as an artist, he’s exceptional with a virtuoso talent for guitar, but it must be exhausting living inside his head. He takes up so much oxygen and loves the sound of his own voice leaving little room for Rick to jump in. I can imagine it’s kind of hard being JCM, as much as it’s fun to be brilliant at something it must also be a lonely place with so much of your own narrative going on. Love the music and insights though.

stories&light ,

Diversity is lacking… step it up Rick!

I’m so glad to see other women have spoken out about the serious and glaringly obvious lack of female & poc guests. Please, fewer white men. His guests list needs adjustment before I give it more stars, regardless of how much I love his ideas.

First time writing a review. That’s how much I’m disappointed in him and this podcast.

g.man238 ,

(Im)perfect

I love this podcast a lot - the conversations feel so open, naturally-flowing, genuine and interesting. Please please get more female guests on, it’s really disappointing to see such an imbalance.

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