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In the Darin Olien Show, each episode is packed with honest, inspiring and enlightening conversations with extraordinary people from all walks of life. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same - to save the planet one conversation at a time. We’ll talk about how to fuel your body, boost your immune system and even sustain yourself on a plant-based lifestyle. We present tangible tips, tricks and methods to get you feeling your best and living your best life. My mission is to stop you from falling into society’s fatal conveniences- the things we do that we’re indoctrinated into thinking we have to, even though those very things are negatively affecting us, and in some cases, slowly destroying and killing us.

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    • Mental Health
    • 4.9, 49 Ratings

In the Darin Olien Show, each episode is packed with honest, inspiring and enlightening conversations with extraordinary people from all walks of life. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same - to save the planet one conversation at a time. We’ll talk about how to fuel your body, boost your immune system and even sustain yourself on a plant-based lifestyle. We present tangible tips, tricks and methods to get you feeling your best and living your best life. My mission is to stop you from falling into society’s fatal conveniences- the things we do that we’re indoctrinated into thinking we have to, even though those very things are negatively affecting us, and in some cases, slowly destroying and killing us.

    #13 Kenny Chesney on Finding Balance Between the Extremes

    #13 Kenny Chesney on Finding Balance Between the Extremes

    Performing night after night to sold-out arenas, pouring your heart out into every song, and drawing energy from the crowd must be an intoxicating feeling. But then after months of touring, it's over. How do you find balance between the extremes? 
    Welcome to the Darin Olien Show.
    On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have inspiring and enlightening conversations with extraordinary people from all walks of life. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time.
    If you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society's Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.
    Kenny Chesney is a country music megastar.
    And he’s also a good friend of mine. Kenny and I work out together and hang out together. He’s just a real, genuine, sweet guy. In 1997, Kenny had his first #1 Billboard hit with “She’s Got It All,” off his album I Will Stand. Even before that, he’s been selling out arenas all over the world and continues to do so.
    Standing in front of a 60,000+ crowd is a feeling Kenny struggles to describe. But it’s thrilling. He loves it. He thrives on it. He draws energy and magic from the crowd, and it gives him life.
    But then the tour is over, and he’s just a guy. That transition has proven to be extremely emotionally draining for Kenny. And he struggles to strike a balance between the extreme high of performing, and the silence of the time between touring.
    Kenny and I get into some deep stuff. I might not be able to relate to singing in front of massive crowds screaming my name. Still, I think we all can relate to feeling imbalanced when our work and personal lives are so different.
    In this conversation, which was recorded pre-pandemic, I share some tips and tricks to finding balance in a chaotic life. We also discuss Kenny’s eating habits, which aren’t always the best, but certainly entertaining. And he gives us some dirt on what it’s like to work with Ed Sheeran. You’re not going to want to miss this one, that’s for sure.
    Other great stuff in my chat with Kenny:
    How Kenny prepares his body for a tour The mistakes he sees other artists make What Kenny’s downtime looks like Why he struggles with balance Why fame doesn’t feed your soul How seeing Bruce Springsteen play live changed him The love/hate relationship Kenny has with ice baths The melodic genius of Ed Sheeran How 4th Period Geography class in high school ruined Kenny’s eating habits This episode’s Fatal Conveniences™ topic: Shampoo  Links:
    KennyChesney.com  (Look for rescheduled tour dates here)
    Kenny on Twitter
    Kenny on Instagram
    Kenny on Facebook
    Listen to Kenny’s song “Tip of My Tongue” co-written by Ed Sheeran
    SafeCosmetics.com
    Chemicals in Shampoo May Pose Health Concerns
    What are Parabens?
    Netflix ‘Down To Earth’ Official Trailer
    Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com
    Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”
     
    The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.
     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #12 Carlos Tanner on Going Beyond Your Sensory Spectrum- Saved by Psychedelics

    #12 Carlos Tanner on Going Beyond Your Sensory Spectrum- Saved by Psychedelics

    There are parts of us all that could use a little healing. But if you're in a self-destructive cycle, harnessing the power of nature could be the medicine that saves you. Let's talk plant-medicine and psychedelics.
     
    Welcome to the Darin Olien Show,
     
    On this podcast, you'll hear me, Darin Olien, "the superfood hunter," have inspiring and enlightening conversations with extraordinary people from all walks of life. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time.
     
    If you're interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society's Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.
     
    In this episode, we're going well beyond the fringes of our perceived reality with a new buddy of mine, Carlos Tanner.
     
    Carlos was living the ideal, all American dream. He had a beautiful house, a nice car, the perfect job. But what many people didn't see was his deep dissatisfaction with life, and a spiraling heroin addiction. It wasn't until he had a near-death experience involving his car and the Manhan River, that his life took a dramatic turn.
     
    Today, Carlos is the founder of the Ayahuasca Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Iquitos, Peru. This research center offers healing retreats and in-depth educational courses. They continuously strive to understand the plant-based healing practices used by indigenous healers of the Peruvian Amazon. For anyone who has tuned in to the "Down To Earth" series on Netflix, (hosted by the affable Zac Efron and yours truly), you'll probably recognize Carlos from the last episode of the first season. We experienced some of his magical, plant-based healing practices first hand.
     
    Carlos has participated in over 700 ayahuasca ceremonies. He regularly speaks about his experiences with Ayahuasca and his path to becoming a shaman.
     
    In this episode, my eyes have truly been opened. Carlos tells us his insane back story, and how he landed his ultimate job working with one of the world's most sacred medicinal plants. We dive into his trippy, yet visceral experience during his first Ayahuasca ceremony, and the epic work the Ayahuasca Foundation is now doing for medicinal plant research and the planet. 





    Other Highlights From This Episode
    Where Carlos’ love of medicinal plants began What it was really like to have the “dream job.” The near-death experience that put Carlos on a different path The first Ayahuasca experience- from vomit to sombreros  What is Ayahuasca? The hypersensitivity state and going beyond the five senses Creating the Ayahuasca Foundation. The surprising question Zac Efron asked at the retreat This week’s Fatal Convenience™: Social Media  
    * DISCLAIMER & IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE*
     
    Darin Olien does not encourage any illegal use or abuse of plant medicines and psychedelics, whether cultivated in nature or lab synthesized. Within the U.S., outside of religious ceremonies that include Ayahuasca, DMT, on its own, is an illegal Schedule I Controlled Substance.
     
    It is advised that any individual wanting to use plant medicines should seek the advice of a licensed professional, as well as research laws and regulations surrounding plant-based medicines within their area.



    Links & Resources:
    The Ayahuasca Foundation
    Carlos Tanner’s Twitter
    The Ayahuasca Foundation Research
    Thank You Plant Medicine movement
     
    Read Carlos’ Experience on the Down To Earth Series
    Netflix ‘Down To Earth’ Official Trailer
     
    John Hopkins University mentioned
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #11 Rory Cordial on Transforming Your Health Like Your Life Depends on It

    #11 Rory Cordial on Transforming Your Health Like Your Life Depends on It

    The human body is amazing. It is the ultimate, complex, yet beautiful machine that has an insane capacity to heal and adapt. Therefore, it deserves our respect and there are many simple ways we can all do just that. 
    WELCOME TO THE DARIN OLIEN SHOW. 
    On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have inspiring and enlightening conversations with extraordinary people from all walks of life. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time.
    If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to, even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.
    There are some people on this planet that are born with a rare gift, and I think my buddy Rory Cordial falls nicely into that category. 
    Coming from a family chock full of healers, it was only natural that Rory would also take the reins and become a physical therapist. As an artist in his own right, Rory’s rare healing and intuitive touch means he is highly sought-after. He’s spent many years travelling the world, working with the crème de la crème of this planet’s talent- I’m talking Oscar and Grammy winning entertainers and top performing, gold medal winning athletes here.
    Rory is also the host of The Optimal Performance Guide Podcast, a show that presents his mind-bending conversations with high level humans, while also giving the guidance people need in order to adjust their mindsets and habits to hit optimal health performance. 
    In this episode, Rory and I are in a healing mood. We talk about his Physical Therapist father, and how he’s mentored Rory to become the pragmatically minded, miracle healer he is today. We also explore some of the aspects of health that everyone should consider adjusting, and the simple techniques we can all apply in our lives to become a little bit happier and way more healthier. 
     
    Other Bits From Our Conversation:
    Growing up in a healthy environment Going beyond the five senses How Rory apts into his physical and mental state Why meditation is better than cramming last minute for an exam Why there is so much power in being subtle- especially when it comes to muscles How gratitude can help you heal What Rory thinks is the key to a healthy life Why we should all map out a clear direction when it comes to our physical health Why you need to commit, commit, commit! Babies and the importance of movement What it’s like for Rory working with athletes and high functioning people How Rory would approach healing a sprained ankle Rory’s ultimate goals for the future Fatal Convenience™: Cell Phones  
    Links:
    Rory on Instagram
    Rory on Twitter
    Rory on LinkedIn
    The Optimal Performance Guide Podcast
    Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com
    Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”


    Research Sources for Today’s Fatal Convenience™- Cell Phones:
    https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/radiation-exposure/cellular-phones.html
    World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer. (2011) IARC classifies radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans. (Press release, Retrieved from http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf)
    Cardis E, Deltour I, Vrijheid M, Combalot E, Moissonnier M, Tardy H, et al (2010 May 17). Brain tumor risk in relation to mobile phone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case-study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 39(1): 675-694.
    Microwave News (2014). CDC Calls for Caution on Cell Phones, Then Gets Cold Feet. Retrieved f

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #10 Neil Strauss on Breaking Down Your Past to Build Your Future

    #10 Neil Strauss on Breaking Down Your Past to Build Your Future

    The pain of your past can be hard to revisit. But if you want to grow and evolve in this present moment, you have to be willing to unpack your past, break down your unhealthy patterns, and open yourself up to change so that you can build healthy connections and relationships in the future.
    Welcome to The Darin Olien Show. On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have inspiring and enlightening conversations with extraordinary people from all walks of life. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time.
    If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.
    This episode of The Darin Olien Show features one of my best friends, the brilliant writer Neil Strauss. Besides being the host of one of the most popular podcasts on the planet, To Live and Die in LA, Neil is a seven-time New York Times best-selling author and is the king of “shockingly honest journalism.” He dives into topics and subject matter that make most people a tad uncomfortable and makes these necessary conversations the focal point of his writing.
    Neil and I discuss the painful parts of his childhood that he realized were affecting his current relationships. We got into some mind-blowing concepts like “reparenting” and why he always recommends group therapy when someone is looking to break down their unhealthy patterns.
    Tune in to listen to this enlightening conversation and learn a little bit more about Neil and the stories behind his amazing books.



    Other highlights from this episode: Why our guy’s therapy group is so important to both of us The retreats and programs Neil recommends How to build a “family of choice” “Reparenting” and how your relationship with your parents shapes your current relationships Why Neil doesn’t put his photo in his books What Neil wants to be known for This episode’s Fatal Convenience™: Ignoring Emotional Anger  
    Links: Neil’s Website
    Neil’s Books
    Neil on Instagram
    Neil on Twitter
    To Live and Die in LA Podcast
    The Hoffman Process (mentioned in this episode)
    Vipassana Meditation (mentioned in this episode)
    Survivor’s Program at the Meadows (mentioned in this episode)


     
    Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com
    Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”
     
    The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #9 Lauren Monroe on Awakening the Heart to Itself

    #9 Lauren Monroe on Awakening the Heart to Itself

    Sometimes we realize at a very young age that there’s something different about us. The difference doesn’t have to lead to insecurity or self-isolation. It could actually lead to something quite amazing.
    Welcome to The Darin Olien Show. On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have inspiring and enlightening conversations with extraordinary people from all walks of life. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time.
    If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.
    This episode features my friend of 25+ years, Lauren Monroe. You’ve probably heard of Lauren. She’s a singer/songwriter, medium, healer and spiritual teacher, and she happens to be married to the amazing Rick Allen, the drummer for Def Leppard.
    I knew there was something special about Lauren when I first met her. You know that strange pull you sometimes feel towards a stranger? Like there’s something spiritual and almost cosmic about your encounter? That’s what I felt when I met Lauren, and she’s proven to be one of the most unique people I’ve ever known.
    Lauren has felt a connection to what she calls Divine Energy since she was a little girl growing up in Queens. Her paranormal experiences and unusual gifts set her on a path of discovery, one that she is still following today. She’s traveled the world learning from spiritual teachers and gurus, and channels everything she learns into her work and her music. Lauren co-founded, along with her husband, the Raven Drum Foundation and the Project Resiliency’s Warrior Resiliency Program which serves, educates and empowers veterans and people in crisis.
    Lauren and I had a deep conversation about her journey to discover more about her inner gifts and everything that’s come with that. We touch on how she discovered her talent for healing with massage therapy and bodywork and her passion for energy work. She gushes about her passion for music and how excited she is for the release of her new EP and music video on July 10th. You don’t want to miss this conversation with a truly special soul.
     
    Other highlights from this episode: The story of Lauren’s first vision Lauren’s strong faith and what it means to her Why it’s ok to go searching for answers if you’re not getting them from home What indigenous people taught her about self-protection The power of long-distance healing The special frequency of Lauren’s music The power of Grace This week's Fatal Convenience™: Laundry Detergent  
    Links: Lauren’s Website
    Lauren on Instagram
    Lauren Monroe - Big Love (Official Music Video)
    Project Resiliency
    Big Love - EP 
     
    Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com
    Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”
     
    The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

    • 58 min
    #8 Erik Cooper on Learning to Adapt by Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown

    #8 Erik Cooper on Learning to Adapt by Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown

    It’s amazing how one adventure to an unfamiliar place can completely shift your perspective on the world. It can even change the trajectory of your entire life.
    Welcome to The Darin Olien Show. On this podcast, you’ll hear me, Darin Olien, “the superfood hunter,” have inspiring and enlightening conversations with extraordinary people from all walks of life. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same- to save the planet one conversation at a time.
    If you’re interested in expanding your view of the world by learning new perspectives on health, nutrition and healing the planet, and want to learn more about society’s Fatal Conveniences™- the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to even though they may be doing harm- then this is the podcast for you.
    In this episode, I talk with the one and only Erik Cooper, adventurer extraordinaire. And when I say adventurer, I don’t mean someone who likes to go hiking or try new foods. I mean someone who is willing to immerse themselves entirely in an unfamiliar country, with a culture of nomadic people and go for broke competing in the toughest horse race in the world.
    Erik grew up on a horse farm in a small town in Missouri. He always knew he wanted to explore, and his love of horses was just as strong as his sense of adventure. At 24 he heard about the Mongol Derby, a grueling 10-day horse race through the rough terrain of rural Mongolia. Known as “The Toughest Horse Race in the World”, the Mongol Derby changed Erik in ways he never expected it to.
    I have such a fun conversation with Erik in this episode.  He told me some crazy stories of his first experience with the Mongol Derby, but we also got into the deep stuff on how it changed him. You get to hear some hilarious anecdotes about wild stubborn horses, getting lost in the mud, and how incredibly tough and amazing the Mongolian nomads are. And we dabble in some other crazy adventures Erik has had and his love of Eagle Hunting, which isn’t what you think. This is definitely an episode you don’t want to miss.
     
    Other nuggets from my conversation with Erik: Erik’s reasons for being drawn to Mongolia What happens when someone breaks their neck in the middle of nowhere How Erik trained for his first Mongol Derby What happened in the first few minutes of the race Why the team aspect is so important during a race like the Mongol Derby Why Erik fell into a depression after getting back from his first Derby The glorious details of Eagle Hunting This episode’s Fatal Convenience™: Dental Floss  
    Links: Erik Cooper on Instagram
    An interview with Erik in Forbes
    The Mongol Derby
     
    Download Darin’s amazing new lifestyle app and get 3 days free at 121Tribe.com
    Barukas Nuts 15% discount with code “DARIN”
     
    The Darin Olien Show is produced by the team at Must Amplify. If you’re looking to give a voice to your brand and make sure that it’s heard by the right people, head to www.mustamplify.com/darin to see what Amplify can do for you.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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49 Ratings

Andrea-2020 ,

Fascinating, intelligent conversations

I found out about your podcast after watching Down to Earth on Netflix. Loved the TV series and loving your podcasts! Thanks for these intelligent, interesting conversations about health, relationships, life...so many great lessons and insights ❤️👍

Gazzarico ,

Keep it up!

After watching Down to Earth on Netflix, I enjoyed yours and Zac’s journey to learn and your aim to expand people’s knowledge of what you know and have learnt so listening to this podcast seemed like the best way I could learn more from you. Thank you for everything

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