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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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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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    The War of Art: Steven Pressfield

    The War of Art: Steven Pressfield

    We all experience it. That invisible, self-sabotaging force that lives between you and your most expressed self. Today’s guest calls it ‘Resistance’. He’s cracked how to overcome it—and the process required to birth your best work.
    Meet author Steven Pressfield—a man who has profoundly impacted my life and how I pursue creative expression.
    A former Marine, Duke graduate, and journeyman of countless jobs, Steven had been writing in obscurity for three decades before his first published novel became a smash success. Molded on archetypes lifted from the Bhagavad Gita, The Legend of Bagger Vance made it’s way all the way to the big screen, starring Matt Damon and Will Smith.
    Now revered for his creative prolificacy, Steven has 20 books to his name, including the military novels Tides of War and Gates of Fire, currently on the curriculum at the Naval War College and West Point.
    More relevant to today’s discourse, Steven has authored some of the most impactful books ever written on the fundamentals of pursuing a creative life. Collectively, The War of Art, Do The Work, and Turning Pro are books I’ve read and make a point to re-read annually. Practical treatises on the human relationship with authentic expression, they provide a disciplined approach to birth the work we were born to create.
    Steven’s latest offering, A Man At Arms, is a historical novel about the Roman Empire, a reluctant hero, and the rise of Christianity in First Century Jerusalem. Cinematic in it’s sweep, think Gladiator meets The Road Warrior.
    A personal hero, meeting Steven has always been a dream. Today he shares his story. And it’s everything I hoped it would be.
    Steven will tell you that creativity isn’t about talent. It’s about discipline. But it’s also about reverence for the mystical—courting The Muse to connect with that inimitable force that breathes beyond our conscious awareness.
    However, The Muse only shows up when you respect the grind as sacred.
    An excavation of this process, this conversation is an absolute masterclass on all things creativity, served up with a healthy dose of perseverance, persistence, patience, and the heavy lifting required to eliminate distraction and make manifest the dormant, authentic voice within.
    It’s also about dispelling the myth that great art is the purview of the chosen few. Or that it comes easy to those so touched.
    We all have something worthy to say. We can all benefit from learning how to better express our truth.
    “Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”
    The spirit of this exchange is to empower this ideal.
    The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
    Final note: Some unfortunate construction noise next door periodically invades the audio dojo. Apologies for the distraction.
    I hold Steven and his work in the highest regard. My hope is that this conversation will leave you feeling the same.
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    Everything Is A Practice: Raghunath Cappo

    Everything Is A Practice: Raghunath Cappo

    Replace ego with the eternal. Trade selfishness for service—and self-absorption for unity. Together, let’s explore the spark of divinity that resides within us all.
    Meet Raghunath Cappo.
    Punk rock icon. Spiritual warrior. Bhakti yoga devotee.
    A teen in search of meaning, Ray Cappo fled his suburban Connecticut enclave for New York City—and found community among the misfits of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He fell in love with punk rock, so he started a band and a record label. Success soon followed. By the late 1980’s, Youth of Today had thousands of fans, cementing Ray as a leading voice and trendsetter at the bullseye of hardcore culture.
    However, a growing existential itch led Ray to call it quits. At just 22, he walked away from his band and label and decamped for India—a spiritual pilgrimage that led him to the holy village of Vrindavan.
    It was there that Ray fell in love with the wisdom and traditions of Bhakti yoga.
    It was there that he would remain for the next six years, living as a monk.
    It was there that Ray became Raghunath.
    This is the incredible story of a modern day yogi.
    But it’s also about the search we all go on. The journey for personal meaning beyond the ego. And the quest for universal consequence beyond the material.
    It’s about the timeless that lives and breathes within all of us—that which is eternal, and past our limited senses.
    It’s about transcending the illusions that hold us back. What it means to truly devote oneself to greater truth. And the modern day challenges of trudging the path towards higher consciousness.
    All told, it’s about what it really means to be a spiritual being having a human experience.
    If you’ve enjoyed my conversations with musicians John Joseph & Toby Morse, spiritual leaders Guru Singh & Radhanath Swami, or modern seekers Andy Puddicombe, Jason Garner & Russell Brand, then I’m confident this will be your jam.
    To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
    Thank you to Robert Sturman, Perry Julien, Sherry Sutton & Davy Greenberg for the portraits & photo use permission.
    Let the Jedi Warrior training begin.
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    • 2 hrs 30 min
    Like Streams To The Ocean: Jedidiah Jenkins

    Like Streams To The Ocean: Jedidiah Jenkins

    Today we get esoteric on the things that matter most—ego, family, friendship, love, work, death, and the soul. The value of living an examined life. And how sharing our uniqueness gives glimpse into the universal.
    Returning for his third appearance on the podcast, our cipher for said exploration is one of my very favorite humans—a former social entrepreneur, human rights activist, and lawyer turned world adventurer, magazine publisher & mystic memoirist.
    Meet Jedidiah Jenkins.
    Several years ago, I stumbled across Jedidiah’s Instagram feed. His photos are always great, but it was his prose that altered my state. Enamored by his unique lens on the human condition, he quickly become my favorite follow.
    Determined to learn more, I invited Jedidiah on the show (RRP #186), wherein he shared insights gleaned from an epic sixteen-month, 10,000-mile bike journey pedaling from Oregon to Patagonia. This conversation remains one of my favorites to date.
    I then made him promise to return (RRP #395) upon completion of his first book, To Shake The Sleeping Self. A coming-of-age memoir set against the technicolor backdrop of his bicycle adventure, the book went on to become a New York Times bestseller, crowning Jedidiah as a new and compelling literary voice.
    An exquisite storyteller with an elegant gift for exploring the interior landscape, Jedidiah has continued to mature as a writer. His latest New York Times bestselling flex, Like Streams To The Ocean, is a touching and immersive deconstruction of the things that make us who we are and the decisions that shape our one and only life. 
    His best work to date, it’s a masterclass on leveraging the specifics of one’s experience as a vehicle to better connect with the universal the resides within us all.
    So here we are again. Me wanting to know more.
    This conversation isn’t about any one thing. It’s kind of about everything.
    We discuss the writing process. How to find a voice. And what it means to be an observer of both nature and people.
    We talk Enneagrams, the commodification of ‘authenticity’, and how to cultivate focus in a distracted world.
    It’s also about identity. Belonging. Finding meaning in work. And what it means to live a creative life.
    It’s about the empathy required to find common ground with people of divergent world views. And why cultivating community is critical.
    But more than anything, this is a meditation on who we are. Why we’re here. And the struggle to glean truth from the intangible.
    To read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
    As brilliant in conversation as he is on the page, I relish our conversations. And this one does not disappoint.
    Let your love affair with Jedidiah begin!
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    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Roll On: True Endurance

    Roll On: True Endurance

    How does one best prepare for a fitness challenge? What is the real value of testing one’s outer limits? And what constitutes true endurance?
    These are but a few of the questions explored in today’s edition of Roll On, wherein Adam Skolnick and I blather on matters both pertinent and possibly irrelevant. We share good news and bad. We perform some show and tell. And as always, we answer listener questions.
    For those new to the podcast, Adam Skolnick is an activist and veteran journalist 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:
    David Goggins’ 4 x 4 x 48 challenge;proper endurance training;what endurance teaches us about ourselves;Rich’s Instagram mask controversy;the rise of Clubhouse and the future of audio talk shows; andWorld Surf League’s ‘We Are One Ocean’ campaignIn addition, we answer the following listener questions:
    How do you release anger and resentment?How do you find a partner with a similar lifestyle and goals (within a pandemic)?What is your leadership philosophy? How do you show up for your team?Thank you to Adam from Santa Monica, Madeleine from Redondo Beach, and Elizabeth from Nanaimo British Columbia 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.
    To read more and listen click here. You can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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    Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterYouTube: Rich Roll Podcast Clips ChannelNew York Times: Silicon Valley’s Safe SpaceNew York Times: Facebook Is Said to Be Building a Product to Compete With ClubhouseVice: The Problem With ClubhouseThe Verge: Apple, Spotify, and the impossible problem of moderating showsAtreyu Running: AboutCherrico Pottery: “Kothon” Spartan Warrior MugsWe Are One Ocean: 30 X 30 PetitionWorld Surf League: We Are One Ocean Q&ADavid Goggins: 4x4x48 Challenge | March 5, 2021Sufferfest Story: Billy Yang’s 48 Hours Goggins ChallengeI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vc
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    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Adam Grant On The Joy of Being Wrong, The Power of Rethinking & The Future of Work

    Adam Grant On The Joy of Being Wrong, The Power of Rethinking & The Future of Work

    If knowledge is power, knowing what we don’t know is wisdom.
    Now more than ever, opinions divide us. Meanwhile, our ability to effectively communicate has degraded, fueled by social media algorithms and self-selected information silos that confirm our biases, calcify our world views, and consequently drive us even further apart. As a result we suffer—individually and as a collective.
    According to today’s guest—an expert in opening other people’s minds—the solution lies in thinking more critically, flexibly and scientifically. It’s about arguing like you’re right but listening like you’re wrong. Bringing curiosity and nuance to charged conversations. And learning how to embrace the joy of being wrong.
    Meet Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist who specializes in how we can find motivation and meaning in work, and live more generous and creative lives.
    After graduating from Harvard magna cum laude, Adam completed his master’s degree and Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in just three years. At 28 he became Wharton’s youngest-ever tenured professor, where he has been recognized as the top-rated professor for seven straight years, named one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and listed among Fortune‘s 40 under 40.
    One of the world’s most-cited, prolific and significant researchers in business and economics, Adam is the author of several New York Times bestselling books that have sold millions of copies and been translated into 35 languages, including Give and Take, Originals, and Option B. His books have been named among the year’s best by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal and praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, Bill and Melinda Gates, Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Kahneman, and Malala Yousafzai. 
    Certain to be another culture-tilting bestseller, Adam’s new book, and the focus of today’s conversation, is  Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know.
    In addition, Adam’s TED Talks on original thinkers and givers and takers have garnered over 20 million views. And when he’s not writing, teaching, parenting, or consulting on behalf of organizations like Google, the NBA, or the Gates Foundation, he hosts WorkLife, a chart-topping TED original podcast.
    Equal parts fun and powerful, this conversation is about the importance and power of interpersonal and collective rethinking. 
    We discuss strategies for engaging with others who see the world differently. And what we can learn when we lead not with argumentation but rather with curiosity and humility.
    In a time of entrenched polarization, Adam creates space for nuance. He teaches us to think critically and carefully. To ask questions. And to hold our views flexibly. 
    He also offers sage advice on work in the time of COVID, when so many people’s professional ecosystems have been turned upside down. 
    My hope is that this exchange encourages you to identify your own biases. Emboldens you to connect more meaningfully with those who see things differently. And inspires you to relish in being wrong.
    The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
    It was an honor to hold space with a luminary I have greatly respected from afar. And to make a new friend along the way.
    May this conversation leave you thinking more critically about your own beliefs—and more empathetically about others’.
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    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Alexi Pappas Is Bravey

    Alexi Pappas Is Bravey

    What happens when you have two very big but different dreams vying for your focus? Do you choose one? Or do you risk it all to pursue both?
    This was the dilemma faced by today’s guest—a woman who knows a thing or two about what it takes to execute at the highest level.
    Meet Alexi Pappas—Olympic athlete. Award-winning writer. Filmmaker. And so much more.
    An extraordinary runner, Alexi set the Greek national record in the 10,000-meters and competed for Greece at the 2016 Olympic Games. An equally noteworthy artist, her words have graced the pages of The New York Times, Runner’s World, Women’s Running Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic, and Outside.
    Not enough? In the exact same year she competed in the Olympics, she also co-wrote, co-directed, and starred alongside Rachel Dratch in Tracktown, her first feature film. Executing on just one of these goals is an exceptional accomplishment. Doing both in parallel is downright superhuman.
    More recently, Alexi co-wrote and starred alongside Nick Kroll in Olympic Dreams, the first non-documentary-style movie to ever be filmed at the actual Olympic Games.
    Profiled in every major publication from Sports Illustrated to Rolling Stone, my interest was recently piqued by an amazing New York Times OpDoc (produced by friend of the pod Lindsay Crouse), which poignantly portrays the emotional toll of chasing an Olympic dream.
    In her excellent new memoir Bravey, Alexi dives deeper. An exuberant and unflinching primer on the struggle of self-actualization, it’s the beautiful story of surviving trauma and navigating disparate dreams—filmmaking and athletics—in competition for her attention. Why she refused to pick just one lane. And how, setbacks and deep lows aside, Alexi ultimately succeeds at both.
    How is possible that this human is so good at so many things simultaneously? And what is the cost (if any) of setting the bar so high?
    I needed to know more.
    This is a conversation about the courage required to blaze your own path. It’s about self-belief. And it’s about setting audacious goals and how to work towards them.
    It’s also about depression, loss and sacrifice.
    It’s about the intersection of athletics and art. And how to prioritize synergy over balance.
    But more than anything, this is about what Alexi calls being bravey.
    In Alexi’s case, trauma helped fuel her success. But it was in healing that trauma that she learned to thrive—and find the joy in the journey.
    The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
    This one’s for all the Braveys and soon-to-become Braveys seeking to replace can’t with maybe.
    Alexi is my new favorite person. Tune in and discover why.
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    • 2 hrs 39 min

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Simply the best podcast - meaningful and expanding conversations with Incredible guests hosted by the compassionate Rich Roll 💚🌱

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Love your podcasts Rich! Keep up the good work. You are important!
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Love the show

Hey Rich. Thank you for your amazing work. I’ve been listening to your talks for about a week and I’m learning so much from every episode. Been eating whole food plant based for two months and I’ve never felt better. My sister decided to give it a try now as well and I can tell that the rest of my family and friends are intrigued and interested. I want to spread this message and inform as many people as I can here in Norway and all around. There is no need for all these diseases when we can all thrive by doing these simple changes to our lives. Thanks for being an inspiration Rich, keep it up. Love from Marius Bergseth, Norway.

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