I’m Darin Olien, the “superfood hunter.”
On this podcast, you’ll hear honest conversations with extraordinary people that inspire me. I hope that through their knowledge and unique perspectives, they’ll inspire you, too. Although our ideas and approaches to life may differ, our ultimate goal is the same. We want to save the planet. So let’s try, one conversation at a time.
Each week I release a second episode where I dive into one of society’s Fatal Conveniences™. I define Fatal Conveniences™ as the things that you’re doing or the products you’re buying to make life easier. But those very things may actually be harming you, or the Earth. But don’t worry, in each episode I give you easy ways to tweak your habits so that you can live a healthier, cleaner life, all while protecting our planet.
So if you want to live a kickass life and leave the world a better place, this is the podcast for you.
Artificial Christmas Trees | Fatal Conveniences™
Setting up and decorating your Christmas tree every year is a lot of work. So opting for artificial trees instead is a time saver. Not to mention, a fake tree can end up saving you quite a bit of money if you use it year after year. But, are artificial Christmas trees safe to have in your home? The short answer is no. And I’ll explain why. You’ll probably be surprised by my stance in the real versus fake tree debate, so you’re definitely not going to want to miss this one.
|| LINKS | Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/artificial-christmas-trees-fatal-conveniences/
Sprouting the Seeds of Persistence | Doug Evans
Being an entrepreneur of any kind means you’re going to have to get used to hearing no. However, if you make persistence part of your DNA, those big no’s will eventually lead to a giant yes that could change your life.
Doug Evans, a plant-based entrepreneur, has had his share of both failure and success. But today, he’s a bit obsessed with sprouts. His book, The Sprout Book, details how you can grow nature’s perfect food in your own kitchen with minimal supplies.
|| LINKS || www.thesproutbook.com | www.trybite.com/darin | https://barukas.com/ | Full Show Notes -
Toilet Paper | Fatal Conveniences™
The area of skin you’re wiping with toilet paper is some of the most sensitive on your body. And are you really cleaning your butt? Or doing more harm than good?
Toilet paper is not only rough on the sensitive skin down there, but it doesn’t even clean very well! Not only does toilet paper leave you with a dirty bum, but it’s also terrible for the environment. Learn all about the pitfalls of toilet paper and what you can use instead.
|| Full Show Notes - https://darinolien.com/toilet-paper-fatal-conveniences/
The Science Behind The Power Of Plants | Simon Hill
There’s no doubt that adopting a plant-based diet is amazing for your health. But plants aren’t just good for the human body, they can also improve the health of our planet. We all need to explore this concept further.
Simon Hill, nutritionist and host of the Plant Proof podcast has been sifting through the scientific research for years. He’s got some great takes on how we can all shift our mindset to appreciate the potential powers of plants.
|| LINKS || https://plantproof.com/book/ | http://www.vuori.com/darin | http://www.safesleevecases.com | Full Show Notes & Links - https://darinolien.com/the-science-behind-the-power-of-plants-simon-hill/
Lotion | Fatal Conveniences™
It’s important to remember that everything you put on your body, goes in your body. So when you’re slathering that store-bought lotion all over your skin, do you know what you’re really moisturizing with?
In this episode, I’ll break down the harmful lotion ingredient categories: parabens, fragrances and mineral oil. And I’ll give you some natural plant-based alternatives to use instead.
|| LINKS | Full Show Notes & Research - https://darinolien.com/lotion-fatal-conveniences/
Regeneration For You and the Planet | Paul Hawken
What is regeneration?
It’s a radical new approach to the climate crisis, yes. But it also can be applied within. Regeneration is all about renewing your approach to living- for yourself, your community and the planet.
Paul Hawken, climate activist and environmentalist, has literally written the book on Regeneration. And in this episode he explains the concept, and how it can be applied both in your own life, and in your community.
|| LINKS || https://regeneration.org/ | www.vuori.com/darin | www.trybite.com/darin |
I have so much respect for Darin and his mission in life. This is by far my all time favorite podcast.
Love the Fatal Conveniences!
Darin is an incredibly smart and inspirational person. I’ve learned so much from the short fatal conveniences episodes that leave me thinking about my daily routine and my decisions around some of the products I purchase. Excited for more!
To all of the things we are getting sucked into on a daily basis; politics, COVID, vax/anti-vax, reality/Instagram/celebrity lives, general nonsense that does nothing more than distract us and offers empty calories for the brain and soul. Genuine conversations with amazing people offering incredible advice!