The Rich Roll Podcast

The Rich Roll Podcast

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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April 15, 2021 141 min

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 profession...

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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 jo...

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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 Uni...

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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 alw...

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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 with...

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March 25, 2021 98 min

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 ...

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Alzheimer’s isn’t a genetic inevitability. A diagnosis need not come with a death sentence. In fact, many things can be done to prevent & ameliorate cognitive decline. So let’s talk about it.

Today we dive deep into brain health. More specifically, how you can maintain and optimize your cognitive functionality and take an insurance policy out against succumbing to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Our guides for this e...

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March 18, 2021 117 min

Cryptocurrency. Blockchain. Digital trading cards. Burnt Bansky & NFTs. And of course, flying cats with pop tart bodies.

These are just a few of many internet developments dissected in today’s edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein Adam Skolnick and I usher you into the digital age with droll repartee, raillery, and shrewd observations on concepts, issues, and matters relevant and whimsical. We share good news and bad. We perform a bit o...

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Artificial Intelligence isn’t an imagined future. It’s right here, right now. So what are the perils of society’s rapid pivot to automation? How do we avoid displacement and dehumanization? And, most pressing, how do we find meaning in a world driven by algorithms?

These are important questions we need to be asking. Today’s guest is the right guy to help answer them—one of my very favorite online follows for his insights on automati...

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March 8, 2021 113 min

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a perilous global moment that has indelibly changed all our lives. As we approach the one-year anniversary of societal shut-down, I find it opportune to reflect on how we are reacting, responding and adapting to it—for better or worse.

In other words: How is your anxiety level? What habits, good or bad, have you formed in these past 12 months to cope with the insanity and uncertainty of having life upe...

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March 4, 2021 120 min

This is a story of spiritual swindlers. Sober living scammers. Underground insurance fraud. And widespread institutional neglect.

In today’s edition of ‘Roll On’, Adam Skolnick and I discuss the rampant corruption incident to unregulated addiction treatment centers—brutal truths brought to light by the new independent film Body Brokers. We share good news and bad. We perform a bit of show and tell. And as always, we answer listener ...

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March 1, 2021 134 min

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 ob...

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February 25, 2021 150 min

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...

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February 22, 2021 139 min

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 publish...

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February 18, 2021 129 min

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 podcas...

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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 ot...

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February 8, 2021 159 min

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 ...

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February 4, 2021 142 min

Perhaps you thought 2021 might bring some return to normalcy. So far we have the Capitol insurrection, GameStonk and Jewish Laser Beams. We need to talk.

After a much-needed break, Roll On returns with my hype man Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps 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 Yor...

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February 1, 2021 107 min

How might your life be better with less?

Not so many years ago, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus were mired in the corporate grind, banking six-figure salaries in pursuit of the American Dream. Expiating for the satisfaction their careers failed to provide, they did what most humans would:

They bought stuff. Lots of stuff.

When that didn’t work, they bought more. And when that didn’t work, they hit bottom. What came next was ...

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In a spark of creativity, cartoonist Matt Furie created an innocent, loving frog he named Pepe. What came next is so insane, it literally bent reality.

Filmmakers Arthur Jones & Giorgio Angelini wanted to understand how this sweet and relatively obscure indie comic book character morphed into an infamous symbol of hate—and a meme that changed the world. The result is Feels Good Mana filmmaking triumph and one of the best docume...

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