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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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    Coaches' Corner: Working Out And Working In

    Coaches' Corner: Working Out And Working In

    Working out offers a healthy path towards self-actualization. But it can also be used to avoid ‘working in’, perpetuating denial of that which must be confronted.
    What’s the difference between the two? Ask Chris Hauth + Caroline Burckle and they’ll both agree: the answer is intention.
    Over the last few years, it’s been a tradition to host periodic performance fitness deep dives with my long-time coach, Olympian, former professional triathlete, and fellow endurance fanatic Chris Hauth in a series erstwhile referred to as Coach’s Corner. Unfortunately, the pandemic derailed the regularity of this institution, our last observance of this sacred ritual conducted exactly one year ago on Zoom.
    In apologetic atonement for this grievous oversight, today we restore balance to the Universe, graced with the presence of not one but two Olympians because Chris and myself are joined by Caroline Burckle—an audience favorite many of you will fondly recall from RRP #565 this past December.
    For those new to the show, Chris is a sub-9 hour Ironman champion, a former Olympic Swimmer, a veteran of many an ultra-endurance challenge, my ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship teammate, and one of the world’s most respected endurance coaches.
    Caroline (Burks) is a former swimmer & Olympic medalist with 23 All American titles, 2 NCAA individual victories & NCAA Female Swimmer of the Year accolades to her name. She runs RISE, a mentor program that pairs Olympic athletes with young elite athletes for support and guidance.
    This is a super fun round table discussion on how to bring purpose and intention to our strength and endurance goals.
    It’s about how to create opportunities for personal growth, resilience, and the adaptability that athletic performance and this pandemic present and demand.
    It’s about the power of self-curated adventures in lieu of formal competition. It’s about what sport can teach us about patience, self-love, and discipline. And it’s about showing up and doing not only the physical work but also the internal work.
    In other words, it’s not just about working out. It’s also about working in.
    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.
    Chris & Caroline are two of my favorite people. But the combo is over the top. This union is so charmed, what was once dubbed Coach’s Corner is now rebranded as Coaches’ Corner.
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    • 2 hr 21 min
    Selema Masekela Is The Action Sports Evangelist

    Selema Masekela Is The Action Sports Evangelist

    How do you find life purpose? How do you challenge self-limiting beliefs about identity and potential? Before you can answer these questions, you must first find your tribe.
    Our instrument for this inward voyage is the voice and prophet of all things action sports, Selema Masekela.
    For the uninitiated, Selema cannot be defined as any one thing. He’s a badass surfer, snowboarder and skater. He’s a beloved television commentator and journalist, best known as the face and voice of ESPN’s X-Games, a show he hosted for thirteen years. He’s a filmmaker and Emmy-nominated producer who has collaborated with many a media outlet, including E!, NBC, ABC, NatGeo, RedBull Media and VICE. And he’s a social activist, passionate philanthropist and accomplished musician.
    But more than anything, Selema is a truly gifted storyteller. An extraordinary human with a truly unique and compelling backstory. And a relentlessly curious narrator of the human experience.
    Today we break bread. And let’s just say you’re in for a ride.
    This conversation recounts an extraordinary life well-lived.
    It’s about the confluence and influence of music, art, water, creativity, and storytelling.
    It’s about race and athletics. The progress many industries need to make to truly be accessible and equal to all. And how sport holds the power to break outdated paradigms.
    It’s also about giving voice to passion. Amplifying narratives less well told. And a love affair that spans a diversity of interests—from late night Birdland jazz session to dawn patrol barrels.
    But more than anything, this exchange is about carving out a life that aligns with your passion. It’s about community and the experiences shape who we become. And it’s about connection and the things that make us uniquely human.
    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.
    Warning: Selema’s story is one for the ages.
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    SHOW NOTES
    Connect with Sal: Website | Instagram | TwitterSTOKED: What We DoApple Podcasts: What Shapes Us PodcastOutside Magazine: The Unlikely Preacher of Action SportsRed Bull: From paddle outs to a platform

    • 2 hr 48 min
    Jessica Lahey on Preventing Substance Abuse in Kids

    Jessica Lahey on Preventing Substance Abuse in Kids

    How do we equip kids with the tools they need to avoid substance abuse? How can we identify a teen who is at risk? And what can be done to prevent our young ones from developing dependency issues?
    Every parent is haunted by these questions, myself included. To get answers, I did what you do when you host a podcast—I turn to the experts. 
    Meet Jessica Lahey.
    Returning for her second appearance on the show, Jess is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a J.D. concentrating on juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina. She’s an English and writing teacher, a commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. 
    Best known as the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure—a non-negotiable must read for every parent and the focus of our first podcast (RRP #282)—Jess also co-hosts the popular #AmWriting podcast alongside fellow podcast alum KJ Dell’Antonia (RRP #396). 
    But the primary focus of today’s discussion is her hot off the press second book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence.
    This is a conversation about how to have those difficult conversations with your kids about alcoholism and drug addiction.
    It’s about how to effectively guide our young ones through the perils of substance exploration, dependency, and abuse.
    And most of all, it’s about arming parents with invaluable, evidence-based strategies and practical tools helpful in raising, supporting, and educating resilient, addiction-resistant children.
    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.
    As someone who has done battle with the demons of alcoholism, and as a dad of four delicately parenting two teens, this terrain isn’t just a useful lens on developmental psychology, it’s of particular personal pertinence.
    Whether or not you’re a parent, chances are there’s at least one young person in your life currently in jeopardy for substance dependence. It’s thus incumbent upon all of us to better understand the nature of that risk—and how to effectively guide the young ones among us towards safe harbor.
    May this conversation serve that purpose—because Jess understands the delicate nature of this dynamic better than anyone I know.
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    • 2 hr 15 min
    Roll On: Decaying Seas, Lost Hills & Gun Madness

    Roll On: Decaying Seas, Lost Hills & Gun Madness

    How do we end gun violence in America? What can we do to stop marine destruction? How do we untangle masculinity and meat-eating? Plus, we need to talk about that murder in Malibu Creek State Park, Rich’s backyard trail paradise.
    Welcome to another edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein myself and the always congenial and ponderous Adam Skolnick chew on matters of the day in a manner that is instructive and possibly even entertaining. As always, we share good news and bad. We do a bit of show and tell. And we answer your questions.
    Aside from serving as my bi-monthly sidecar hype-beast, Adam Skolnick is an activist and veteran journalist best known as David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me, co-author. Adam writes 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 using the ‘new dad’ excuse to avoid working on his novel.
    Topics explored in today’s conversation include:
    the nuances of Zone 2 training & weightlifting;an update on the Iron Cowboy’s ‘Conquer 100’ challenge;the beginning of the Derek Chauvin trial & how to change public safety;mass shootings & the repercussions of America’s gun obsession;the new documentary ‘Seaspiracy’;the new podcast ‘Lost Hills’; andRobbie Balanger’s Central Park Loop FKT.In addition, we answer the following listener questions:
    How do you manage relationships when your values change?How do we break the stereotype that meat-eating is masculine?How can we deconstruct masculinity and see vulnerability as a strength?Thank you to Kumaran from South Africa, Casey from Austin, and Cindy from New Hampshire 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.
    Hat & T-Shirt Giveaway: To enter our giveaway: (1) subscribe to the Rich Roll Podcast YouTube channel; (2) share one of your fave YouTube episodes on social media; (3) screenshot it along with your subscription confirmation; and (4) send it to info@richroll.com.
    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.
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    SHOW NOTES:
    Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterYouTube: Rich Roll Podcast Clips ChannelJames Lawernce: @ironcowboyjamesBook: Why We Sleep by Matthew WalkerNew York Times: Ten Months After George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Residents Are at War Over PolicingThe Verge: The New

    • 2 hr 15 min
    Alex Honnold On The Responsibility of Adventure, Olympic Climbing & Reversing Climate Change

    Alex Honnold On The Responsibility of Adventure, Olympic Climbing & Reversing Climate Change

    With great adventure comes great responsibility. It’s not enough to simply appreciate our natural world—we must also protect it. Preserve it. Regenerate it. All of us. And with our full attention.
    No one embodies this ethos quite like Alex Honnold.
    Renowned adventurer and global icon of athletic mastery, Alex is widely recognized for his death-defying ropeless ascent of El Capitan—a 3,600-foot sheer vertical rock face he climbed without a harness or any protective gear whatsoever. It was a feat that stunned the world. Landed it’s cinematic document Free Solo an Oscar. And cemented this unique and compelling individual as one of the greatest athletes of all time.
    While our conversation back in 2018 covered this incredible accomplishment, much has transpired in Alex’s life since the whole Free Solo affair. So this conversation takes a different tack, exploring a different side of Alex. We steer clear of the more well-trod terrain and topics he has exhaustively fielded at this point and instead venture into new life experiences and other interests post-Free Solo: Alex as storyteller, podcast host, climbing historian, environmentalist, activist, husband, and more.
    The crux of today’s exchange is Alex’s environmental work with The Honnold Foundation.The impact he’s made thus far. He’s intentions for the future. And the steps he intends to pursue to help reverse environmental degradation: the greatest existential threat to life on Earth.
    We talk about the challenges of combating the climate crisis and why his current passion is solar and renewable energy.
    We also discuss his new turn as a podcaster, co-hosting the newly released Climbing Gold, a special miniseries of climbing-centric stories that explore the past, present, and future of the sport. In addition, Alex shares some insight into climbing’s debut at the Tokyo Olympics.
    But overall, the most important lesson Alex imparts is the responsibility of the adventurer. To be a climber, skier, cyclist, runner, or outdoor enthusiast, you must also be an environmental steward—and take personal action to preserve and sustain nature’s finite offerings.
    The visually inclined can watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
    Alex is wise, remarkable, and someone I deeply admire. My hope is that this conversation will inspire you to think more deeply about how you can positively impact the world we all share.
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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Julie Piatt: Know Thyself

    Julie Piatt: Know Thyself

    As a reminder that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, it’s time to reconnect with matters ethereal and divine.
    Enter Julie Piatt, prophetess of all things metaphysical, returning for another swim in the holy tides of matters otherworldly.
    Longtime listeners are well acquainted with the one who goes by SriMati—my in-house spiritual guru and better half. A human who is very good at many things, Julie is an accomplished yogi, healer, musician, chef, and mom to our four children. She’s also the bestselling author of three vegan cookbooks. She hosts the For The Life of Me podcast. She lords over Water Tiger, her online spiritual community. And she’s the CEO and ‘Mother Arc’ of SriMu, the best plant-based cheese in the known universe.
    Over the years, Julie has 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 many other subjects.
    Today’s microphone communion with Julie is many things.
    It’s a dissection of our relationship within a global pandemic—and the powerful lessons we’ve learned throughout the year.
    And it holds exciting updates from SriMu and forthcoming offerings from Julie.
    But most of all, this is a conversation about the importance of knowing thyself. The transformative power of owning and standing in your truth. The courage it takes to face what you’re hiding (or hiding from). Finding peace through meditation and ritual. And forming a sacred relationship with yourself — while holding vision and space for the best in others.
    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.
    Let’s take this wavelength higher, shall we?
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    SHOW NOTES
    Connect with Julie: SriMati.com | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookPlantpower Meal Planner: meals.richroll.comSriMu Artisanal ‘Not Cheese’: SriMu.comJulie’s Book: This Cheese Is NutsJulie’s Podcast: For The Life of MeJulie’s Music: SriMatiJulie’s Jai Yoga Foundational SeriesRich and Julie’s Cookbooks: The Plantpower Way & The Pla

    • 1 hr 38 min

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