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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, i
Latest Episode9/29/2022

Mastering The Mystical: A Deep Dive On Spirituality

Ep. 707
For too long, the growing body of evidence showing that a spiritual practice is associated with better health and wellbeing has been dismissed by stoics and scientists. That is, until now.Welcome to our sixth masterclass episode, where we share big truths from some of my best podcast guests, honing in on a single theme or subject matter. Today we are diving deep on all things spirituality, sharing new perspectives, the latest scientific findings, some concrete and non-secular spiritual practices, and the value that an awakened state of being can add to your daily life. Whether you’re already part of a rich spiritual tradition or someone just beginning to seek a spiritual path, this one’s for you.I sincerely hope that after hearing all these perspectives on spirituality, you find yourself with an open heart, armed with new practices that can elevate your thinking and behavior toward a more spiritual consciousness—and ultimately, a more fulfilled life. If you’ve been inspired, then consider visiting the full, in-depth conversations with these esteemed guests. You can find links to each episode posted in the show notes below.Watch: YouTube.Read: Show notes.Today's Sponsors:Athletic Greens: Visit: athleticgreens.com/richrollLMNT: Try it out at: drinkLMNT.com/RICHROLLIndeed: Start hiring NOW at Indeed.com/RICHROLL.BetterHelp: BetterHelp.com/richroll.Masterclass Series: Click here to listen to our first deep dive on the microbiome, here for our second on mental health, here for our third on addiction & recovery, here for our fourth on mindset, and here our fifth on longevity. The full episodes for all guests featured in this episode can be found in the show notes below.I sincerely hope you find this experiment helpful and instructive—and/or that you share the episode with those who could benefit from it.
9/29/2022

Mastering The Mystical: A Deep Dive On Spirituality

Ep. 707
For too long, the growing body of evidence showing that a spiritual practice is associated with better health and wellbeing has been dismissed by stoics and scientists. That is, until now.Welcome to our sixth masterclass episode, where we share big truths from some of my best podcast guests, honing in on a single theme or subject matter. Today we are diving deep on all things spirituality, sharing new perspectives, the latest scientific findings, some concrete and non-secular spiritual practices, and the value that an awakened state of being can add to your daily life. Whether you’re already part of a rich spiritual tradition or someone just beginning to seek a spiritual path, this one’s for you.I sincerely hope that after hearing all these perspectives on spirituality, you find yourself with an open heart, armed with new practices that can elevate your thinking and behavior toward a more spiritual consciousness—and ultimately, a more fulfilled life. If you’ve been inspired, then consider visiting the full, in-depth conversations with these esteemed guests. You can find links to each episode posted in the show notes below.Watch: YouTube.Read: Show notes.Today's Sponsors:Athletic Greens: Visit: athleticgreens.com/richrollLMNT: Try it out at: drinkLMNT.com/RICHROLLIndeed: Start hiring NOW at Indeed.com/RICHROLL.BetterHelp: BetterHelp.com/richroll.Masterclass Series: Click here to listen to our first deep dive on the microbiome, here for our second on mental health, here for our third on addiction & recovery, here for our fourth on mindset, and here our fifth on longevity. The full episodes for all guests featured in this episode can be found in the show notes below.I sincerely hope you find this experiment helpful and instructive—and/or that you share the episode with those who could benefit from it.
9/26/2022

Never Quit Before The Miracle: The Story of Anvil

Ep. 706
Meet the masters of resilience. 80’s metal trailblazers: Anvil.For those of you who bristle at the thought of heavy metal, set aside that resistance. Give this one a shot with an open mind and heart. And thank me later—because the story of Anvil—and the filmmaker who captured their tale—is nothing short of remarkable.At 14, Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. In 1982 they birthed a highly influential album that would inspire the likes of Anthrax and Metallica—and then proceeded to drop off the map, toiling in obscurity for decades while the bands they impacted rose to superstardom.Then, in 2006, filmmaker (and former Anvil roadie) Sacha Gervasi set out to find out what happened, discovering to his astonishment that 25 years later the band was still making music and remained steadfastly committed to the most impossible of dreams: making it big.Now this is a story, he thought.So Sacha grabbed a small camera crew and proceeded to follow the band as they persevered through obstacles, navigated a botched European tour, and recorded a thirteenth album. Despite rejection that would devastate the strongest among us, Anvil refused to give up on their dream—and never lost hope.Today we tell this surprisingly touching and remarkably inspirational story.And now, 50 years since the band debuted and 13 years after the rockumentary first premiered in 2008, the film is being re-released in 200 theaters across the US this week and later in theatres across Europe and beyond—a response to a new generation of enthusiastic young people who discovered and fell in love with the movie during Covid.Watch: YouTube.Read: Show notes.Today's Sponsors:ROKA: roka.com and enter code RichRoll for 20% off.Navitas: navitasorganics.com/richroll and enter code RICHROLL for 30% off.Calm: 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/richroll.Whoop: WHOOP.com and use the code RICHROLL for 15% off.Levels: Learn more at levels.link/RICHROLLLips and Robb hold an unwavering conviction and extraordinary amount of courage that is nothing short of superhuman. They are inspiring examples of perseverance in the face of adversity, and I’m delighted to share their story. I hope you find it as touching and compelling as I did. Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Rich
9/19/2022

Paul Conti, MD: Face & Heal The Trauma That Dictates Your Life

Ep. 705
Dr. Paul Conti is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his training at Stanford and Harvard, where he served as Chief Resident. He then served on the medical faculty at Harvard before moving to Portland, Oregon, and founding the Pacific Premiere Group—a clinical practice helping people heal and grow from trauma and other life challenges.Dr. Conti is also the author of Trauma, the Invisible Epidemic: How Trauma Works and How We Can Heal From It, which I feel strongly is required reading for everyone, particularly those of you looking to not only heal from your own trauma, and for anyone desiring to break cycles of generational trauma.This conversation is truly a master class on all things trauma.Dr. Conti begins by defining trauma, and explaining what trauma is and isn’t. We then look at the many ways in which unresolved trauma perniciously manifests in our lives, discuss the various ways in which the medical establishment fails us with respect to mental health, and explore a vision for how to improve it. And we close with tools available to effectively process, heal, and even prevent trauma from negatively impacting our lives and the lives of our loved ones.Watch: YouTube.Read: Show notes.Today's Sponsors:Salomon: salomon.com/richroll and use code LOVETHEPAIN (exclusions apply).Whoop: WHOOP.com and use the code RICHROLL.Athletic Greens: athleticgreens.com/richrollInsideTracker:  insidetracker.com/RichRollDr. Conti’s wisdom on this important subject is profound. This conversation is appointment listening. And it was an honor to host such a bright mind. Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Rich
9/12/2022

Max Fisher: How Social Media Rewired Our Brains (+ Our World)

Ep. 703
Max Fisher is a New York Times investigative reporter, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and author of the vitally important book: 'The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World'—a referendum on Big Tech and the social media platforms that that have come to monopolize our attention, foment division and fracture our world.Today's conversation covers Max’s journey to reporting on social media and politics, the specific ways social media changes its users’ morality, and how algorithms can make users more prone to violence.We also dive into cutting-edge research on how social media inculcates a super-exaggerated feeling of outrage and intolerance, making users more likely to believe misinformation and the complicated role offree speech in it all.Finally, we discuss the implications of data harvesting human behavior—and why social media addiction is so terrifying.Watch: YouTube.Read: Show notes.Today's Sponsors:Levels: Whether you’re tuning your diet, optimizing your exercise, or just trying to stay healthy, monitoring your glucose with Levels can help. Learn more at levels.link/RICHROLLBirch Living: The best, most affordable, organic, and sustainable mattresses on the market with a 100-night risk-free trial. 1% of each purchase is donated to the National Forest Foundation. For 400$ off ALL mattresses + 2 Eco Rest Pillows visit birchiving.com/richroll.Indeed: There are no long-term contracts and you’ll only pay for quality applications matching the sponsored job description. Start hiring NOW at Indeed.com/RICHROLL. Terms and conditions apply. Cost per application pricing not available for everyone.Athletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs of AG1 with your first purchase.Outerknown: Founded by pro-surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown creates high-quality, sustainably produced, and great-looking men’s and women’s clothes, ethically manufactured in the world’s cleanest solar-powered factory. When you’re ready to amp up your wardrobe with awesome sustainable duds, go to outerknown.com and enter my code ROLL at checkout to get 25% off your full-price order.This is an admittedly scary but crucial conversation about how social media’s reach and impact run far deeper than we have previously understood.I hope you learn as much as I did—and adjust your screen time accordingly.Peace + Plants,Rich
9/5/2022

Dr. Gabor Maté On How Trauma Fuels Disease

Ep. 702
In the most health-obsessed society ever, all is not well. At the root lies a sleeping giant: unhealed trauma.Here to help us further explore this profound insight is renowned speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté.Returning for his second appearance on the show (his first being RRP #188) Dr. Maté is an expert in a wide range of topics, best known for his work on the relationship between addiction and childhood development.If you are interested in truly understanding the nature of addiction, his book In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts is an essential read that has influenced me profoundly.Dr. Maté’s latest and most ambitious book to date is The Myth of Normal, a groundbreaking extrapolation of his addiction thesis that investigates the true causes of illness, the many ways in which our society breeds disease, and the pathway to health and well-being.Over the course of this conversation, Dr. Maté brilliantly illuminates what we can do to course correct and heal as individuals, and as a collective society at large.Watch: YouTube.Read: Show notes.InsideTracker: Created by leading scientists in biometrics, InsideTracker analyzes your blood, DNA, and fitness data to identify where you’re optimized and where you’re not, giving you personalized guidance on the right exercise, nutrition, and supplementation for your body. For a limited time, you can get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store at insidetracker.com/RichRoll.Seed: Seed’s DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic combines 24 clinically verified and naturally-occurring, probiotic strains with plant-based prebiotics. Visit seed.com/RICHROLL to learn more.Calm: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life with guided meditations, sleep stories, and more. Right now, my listeners can get 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!Native: Protect your skin this summer with Native’s mineral-based Sunscreens. Visit www.nativedeo.com/rrp or use promo code rrp at checkout, and get 20% off your first order.Levels: Making continuous glucose monitoring mainstream for the first time ever. Learn more about your metabolic health with personalized insights & biometric data. Whether you’re tuning your diet, optimizing your exercise, or just trying to stay healthy, monitoring your glucose with Levels can help. Learn more at levels.link/RICHROLLI have great reverence for this man, and my hope is that Dr. Maté’s words inspire you to rethink your own behavioral compulsions, redress your own unhealed pain, and in turn treat those who suffer with more compassion and understanding.Peace + Plants,Rich
8/29/2022

From Prison Guard to Endurance Star: Ken Rideout on Mindset, Non-Negotiables & Self-Accountability

Ep. 701
The heart and soul of this podcast is personal transformation—and today’s story of metamorphosis is one of the most compelling, improbable, and inspirational tales I have ever heard.Narrating this epic saga is Ken Rideout, a guy who has transcended a litany of seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become one of the world’s pre-eminent master athletes.Now 51, he smokes his running competitors like a bad habit—and is only beginning to hit his stride.It’s a land mine littered path that didn’t come easy. A rough and chaotic childhood, a battle with addiction, learning harsh truths as a prison guard right out of high school, and later losing colleagues on 9/11 are just a few of the many obstacles he’s faced and overcome.Nonetheless, and without any formal experience, he somehow made it to Wall Street and beyond—and has been stacking goals ever since.Ken’s latest goal? To be crowned masters champion in all the world’s most prestigious marathons.Crowned “World’s Best Marathoner Over 50” by the New York Times (in an article written by friend of the podcast Matt Futterman), it’s fair to say this former boxer is already well on his way to achieving that goal. Today we walk through Ken’s journey, covering his early years reared in chaos, his time spent as a prison guard, and how he hustled his way against all odds to get to Wall Street.We also dive into the opioid addiction that nearly cratered his life, his mid-life renaissance as an athlete, his inhuman drive, his unique professional approach to training, and the mindset tools he’s leveraged to create improbable success—all of which are layered with a rare and colorful humility.Watch: YouTube.Read: Show notes.Today’s Sponsors:Athletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health. Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs of AG1 with your first purchase.Indeed delivers 4x more hires than all other job sites combined. There are no long-term contracts and you’ll only pay for quality applications matching the sponsored job description. Start hiring NOW with a 75$ sponsored job credit at Indeed.com/RICHROLL. Terms and conditions apply.Matcha: Co-founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, this is the highest-quality matcha available. Head over to Matcha.com and use code RICHROLL for 20% off your entire first order.Navitas Organics: Fine purveyors of delicious organic superfoods. For a limited time you can get 30% off your entire order by using the code RICHROLL at navitasorganics.com/richroll.Ken is truly one of a kind, and this one is packed with powerful lessons on discipline, self-accountability, and the importance of consistency.Get on board the rollercoaster—and prepare for a thrill.Peace + Plants,Rich