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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: See for privacy and opt-out information.

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: See for privacy and opt-out information.


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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: See for privacy and opt-out information.






John Lewis + John Salley Are Black In America

“You’re not going to be liked by everybody but if someone’s going to hate you – let them hate you for doing the right thing.”Today I reconnect with my friends John Salley & John Lewis to discuss the black experience, race in America, food injustice, and where we go from here. A legit living legend, John Salley is the first basketball player in history to win four NBA championships with three different teams -- the Pistons, Bulls & Lakers -- in three different decades. Since retiring in...


ROLL ON: Owning Your Story

“Truth matters now more than ever. If we can’t agree upon what is and is not true, how do we move forward as a society?”Welcome to the second installment of our newly-minted 'ask me anything' themed series, 'Roll On:' -- a twist on my usual format in which I share my thoughts on select topics and answer audience questions. Serving up co-host duties is Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins' Can't Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about...


Knox Robinson on The Divided States of America

“This is our think beyond what the mainstream media is telling us.”Against the backdrop of a global pandemic has emerged the most powerful civil rights movement of our lifetime -- an irrefutably historic moment that will indelibly shape the economic, political, and social fabric of our country for decades to come. To help us untangle the rhetoric behind our country's supercharged division, today Knox Robinson joins the podcast. Returning for his second appearance on the show...


This Is America: Byron Davis & Phil Allen, Jr.

“Ignorance is the beginning of enlightenment.”Mass demonstrations continue to spread across the nation — and now, the world — for the 20th day and counting. For many, this has been a wake-up call. An uncomfortable reckoning with the vast extent to which misuse of power, police abuse, and racism (both overt and covert) are baked into the very fabric of our nation. But for black people, African Americans and people of color, that pain, violence, and fear is an everyday reality. On a...


Roll On: America's Overdue (R)Evolution

“Right now we have a choice — stay silent or participate in historic, positive change.”It feels wrong to talk about anything other than this current historic moment. So let's address it, head on. The first in what I anticipate will be an ongoing series of ask-me-anything themed episodes we're calling 'Roll On:', I'm joined today by Adam Skolnick to discuss all things Black Lives Matter. Best known as the co-author of David Goggins' juggernaut memoir, Can't Hurt Me, Adam is an activist and...


Doug Evans On Food Inequality, The Power of Sprouts & Lessons Learned from Failure

“Most people are living to eat. I am eating to live.”A recurring theme of this show is deconstructing peak performance. Over the years, I've shared the success equations of. Olympic champions, entrepreneurs, actors, artists and spiritual masters -- all roadmaps to better guide our collective trajectories. But failure is the crucible for wisdom. And the litmus test of character. What happens when you give every ounce of yourself to a creation, only to see it crumble? Destruction can be our...


Become An Idea Machine With James Altucher: Create, Experiment & Adapt

“If you don’t give yourself permission to create a new world, chances are nobody else will.”The dystopia is here. Chaos, confusion, fear and anger. Horrific racism. Generations of pain fueling rioting and violence. Death and illness. Faltering systems and leadership failures. Market crashes and jobs lost. Communities are divided. Home lives are disrupted. Meanwhile, cities all across America are literally on fire. How we can right the ship? Deal with these cataclysmic shifts? And move...


How Not To Diet With Michael Greger, MD

“I continue to be amazed by our bodies’ ability for self-repair. It’s never too late to start exercising and never too late to start eating healthier.”When it comes to reliable nutrition information, the internet is a warn-torn, metastasizing mushroom cloud of toxic half-truths and misinformation. How do we sort through the tribal wars? How do we separate fact from fiction? Let's start with seeking out the experts. And the best, most objective science available. This is the life’s work of...


Remembering David Clark

“Ultimately, the truth comes from within. It's not something we find from the outside and bring into our lives. It's something that was always there that we just discover.”On May 21, 2020, the world lost a treasure. A beloved, 2-time RRP alumni, David Clark was one of the most courageous, resilient and authentic human beings I've ever met. A force for positive change. A model of service. The epitome of transformation, embodied. A loyal friend to many. And a man blessed with a preternatural...


Good Grief: Guru Singh On Death & Loss

“I think what people find in tragic challenges is a part of themselves they didn’t know existed. A new character arises in the midst of grief.”Welcome back to another edition of Guru Multiverse — the latest in my ongoing series of spiritual deep dives with Guru Singh, my treasured friend and favorite wizard of all things mystical. For those newer to the show, imagine a modern-day Gandalf who rocks like Hendrix while dropping pearls of wisdom that beautifully fuse Eastern mysticism with...


For Colin O'Brady, Infinite Love Fuels Human Potential

“My mantra is: you're strong, you're capable.”If you ask this week's guest what drives his success as a multiple world record breaking adventure athlete, his answer just might surprise you. It's not grit. It's not talent, perseverance or focus. Instead, it's infinite love. Returning for his fourth appearance on the podcast, Colin O'Brady is here to elaborate. Longtime listeners are well acquainted with Colin's story from burn victim to boundary eclipsing adventurer. Even if you're new to...


Trans Athlete Chris Mosier On Making History (+ Nadia)

“Be the person you needed when you were younger.”With elections looming, the scope of human rights is being hotly debated — and soon to be cast across ballots. In the crosshairs is gender politics — specifically transgender rights — a vital subject of contention I admit to understanding less than I should. So let's talk about it. To anchor this exploration I reached out to Chris Mosier — arguably the most prominent and accomplished transgender athlete working to progress cultural...


Dr. David Katz: The Choreography of Contagion Interdiction

“There is no “us and them” to the coronavirus; we are all just us. It’s a costly lesson, but at this divisive time, it is of great value.”The media fervor currently swirling the pandemic is a fever of conflicting data and performative politics. Black and white, it's either sequester ad infinitum or back to work now — a conversation devoid of nuance. How to discern fact from fiction? Separate opinion from data? Politics from perspective? Like me, I suspect you're frustrated — yearning for...


Ingrid Newkirk Is Animal Rights’ Provocateur In Chief

“Never doubt that one person can make a difference.”A true force of nature, today's guest needs little introduction. Meet Ingrid Newkirk. The original doyenne of animal activism, Ingrid is the legendary and infamous co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a non-profit she personally shepherded into the largest animal rights organization in the world, currently boasting more than 6.5 million members and supporters. Under Ingrid's stewardship, PETA quite...


Kamal Ravikant On Why Self-Love Is Everything

“As you love yourself, life loves you back.”I've got nothing but love for stories of personal metamorphosis, perhaps the most predominant theme of this show. The underdog everyman meets unforeseen obstacles. Brought to his knees, he's compelled to seek deep within. Meeting fate, strength is somehow found in a mystical power greater than himself. He leverages it to evolve into something greater and more authentic. Emerging self-actualized, he then shares his newfound strength, wisdom and...


Chris Hauth: Tactics For The Quarantined Athlete (+ Mishka!)

“The athlete's mindset is the awareness to stay in the moment and do the best you can do with the task at hand -- whatever that task may be.”Coronavirus has canceled more than just school, work, and social outings. It’s also canceled sports. The Olympics. And even that race you've been training for -- gone. The world has huge problems right now. To lament your cancelled marathon, ultra or Ironman is feels tone deaf; insensitive to the countless people across the world currently suffering in...


Shane Parrish: A Former Spy On How To Think Smarter

“Stop chasing better outcomes and start focusing on a better process.”Every single day you make about 35,000 decisions. You decide to get up or hit snooze. You decide to challenge yourself or take the back seat. You decide to learn from mistakes, or not. Our lives truly are the sum of our decisions compounded. What we do and what we decide quite literally defines who we are. In this destabilizing moment of fear and uncertainty -- when lives quite literally hang in the balance -- the...


What Nick Butter Learned Running A Marathon In Every Single Country

“Running makes you value your time.”Completing a marathon is a noble accomplishment. How about completing a marathon on every continent? A feat of a lifetime. Now imagine completing a marathon in every single country in the world. Impossible? Meet Nick Butter — an enterprising young Brit who recently reframed human potential, becoming the first person in history to crush 196 marathons in all 196 countries. A world-record setting feat noteworthy for daunting financial and logistical...


Charles Eisenstein On The Coronation

“Covid-19 is like a rehab intervention that breaks the addictive hold of normality.”Charles EisensteinIf there is a silver lining to this unique moment the world is currently enduring, it is the opportunity to snap the denial that obscures a certain indelible truth -- that humans exist separate from each other -- and the biosphere that supports all life. Like an addict's moment of clarity, we are awakening to our intrinsic interconnectedness with others -- and the world at large. With this...


Leah Garcés On Turning Adversaries Into Allies — Leveraging Empathy To Change Animal Agriculture

“My purpose is to reduce suffering.”Meat is complicated. Political, divisive and often polarizing. The most common story told focuses on factory farmed cows. Hormone injected and antibiotic-laden, red meat is inextricably linked to an array of human illnesses. Resource and waste intensive, beef is inarguably environmentally damning. And perhaps the most ethically fraught. A typical response among many? Swap that beef for chicken. America's favorite meat, chicken constitutes a staggering...