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Latest Episode5/17/2021

Brogan Graham Is A Friend Hunter

Ep. 602
How do you spark authentic connection? What is the foundation of meaningful friendship? How do you catalyze a movement? And most important, how do you create true community?As society reopens, we are presented with a unique opportunity to evolve, heal, and reconnect with one another in a new way.I can think of no better person to guide us in the lost art of friendship-making than the painfullycharming and über-charismatic one they call BG.MeetBrogan Graham.Fitness fanatic. Extreme extrovert. Style icon. Force of Nature. Cool dad. Loyal friend and overall stellar human being.These are just a few of many labels I would pin to BG’s chest.An exceptional host during my April visit to Minneapolis (the whole thing was his idea),Brogan is the co-founder ofNovember Project,a free and frenetic, open-to-anyone, grassroots sweat revival—a flashmob fitness revolution that counts over 250,000 lifetime members and dominates the pre-dawn urban landscape of 52 cities and nine countries spread across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom and even parts of Asia.Leveraging community, a simple sense of accountability, and open public spaces, the November Project motivates people of all ages, shapes, sizes and levels to move their bodies—welcoming everyone from Olympic medalists and professional athletes to complete fitness rookies and recent couch potatoes.Today’s conversation traverses many landscapes with a unique flair that can only be described as unapologetically Brogan-esque.Chronologically the first conversation recorded during my time in Minneapolis, we digest lessons delivered by a city and citizenship under duress—and why it’s necessary to never stop learning.We talk ‘dadding’, training,perfectionism, friendship, and the importance of getting outside your comfort zone—not just in the context of fitness but in all aspects of life.But the overall theme of this discussion is cultivating inclusivity. Why the path forward demands resisting the impulse to call people out. Instead, let’s call people in.As I’m fond of saying,prophets walk among us. Brogan isn’t just one such everyman prophet. He understands that to find these people, you need to always be on the hunt. You need to take swings at bat. You need to always be expanding your circle. And you need to develop the habit of reaching out to others, embracing your neighbors, and contributing to your community.This reflex begins with one simple word:hello.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange onYouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.I urge all of you to absorb this conversation in its entirety. Whip out your pen and paper—this is essential, potentially life-altering listening for every human. And simply put, it’s everything I hoped it would be.Brogan is a beautiful dude. I wish he lived in Los Angeles. But I’ll take him however I can get him.May his words inspire you to reach out to someone new today.P.S. – This is Brogan’s second spin on the RRP flywheel. If you enjoy today’s episode then dig uphis first appearance four years prior in RRP 277.P.P.S. – Special thanks to talented Minneapolis visual artistsBennie WilsonandJordan Lundellfor photographing today’s podcast.Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Boll & Branch:The first honest and transparent bedding company that only uses sustainable and responsible methods of sourcing and manufacturing. Go tobollandbranch.comtoday for15% offyour first set of sheets when you use promo coderichrollat checkout.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 aspecial limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscriptionatcalm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!Whoop:The world’s most powerful fitness tracker. Get smarter about how you sleep, recover, and train, so you can unlock your best self. Go toWHOOP.comand use thepromo code Richrollat checkout tosave15% offWHOOP.Athletic Greens:75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to:athleticgreens.com/richrollto get aFREE year supply of Vitamin D​AND​5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.SHOW NOTESConnect with Brogan:Website|Twitter|InstagramNovember Project:MissionBoston University:Inside November ProjectTED:How to start a movement | November ProjectGood Pillar:Brogan Graham On Trying Stuff OftenMen’s Journal:The Best Workouts in AmericaBoston Magazine:Go the Distance With These Five Boston Run ClubsRunner’s World:Your Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Morning RunnerRunner’s World:Hugs, Sweat & CheersABC News:‘The November Project’ Workout Movement Takes Over Times SquareCBS:November Project Gets Thousands In Shape For FreeLos Angeles Times:November Project L.A.Star Tribune:November Project: What’s the allure with this dark-thirty gathering?For 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOWCAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:iTunes|Spotify|Stitcher|Soundcloud|Google PodcastsDonate:Check out ourPatreon accountSupport The Sponsors:One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team:I do not do this alone. Send your love toJason Camiolofor production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin andBlake Curtisfor video, editing and graphics; portraits byAli Rogers&Davy Greenberg;copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. Special thanks to talented Minneapolis local photographers / videographersBennie WilsonandJordan Lundellfor portraits & an upcoming video we are are working on.
5/17/2021

Brogan Graham Is A Friend Hunter

Ep. 602
How do you spark authentic connection? What is the foundation of meaningful friendship? How do you catalyze a movement? And most important, how do you create true community?As society reopens, we are presented with a unique opportunity to evolve, heal, and reconnect with one another in a new way.I can think of no better person to guide us in the lost art of friendship-making than the painfullycharming and über-charismatic one they call BG.MeetBrogan Graham.Fitness fanatic. Extreme extrovert. Style icon. Force of Nature. Cool dad. Loyal friend and overall stellar human being.These are just a few of many labels I would pin to BG’s chest.An exceptional host during my April visit to Minneapolis (the whole thing was his idea),Brogan is the co-founder ofNovember Project,a free and frenetic, open-to-anyone, grassroots sweat revival—a flashmob fitness revolution that counts over 250,000 lifetime members and dominates the pre-dawn urban landscape of 52 cities and nine countries spread across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom and even parts of Asia.Leveraging community, a simple sense of accountability, and open public spaces, the November Project motivates people of all ages, shapes, sizes and levels to move their bodies—welcoming everyone from Olympic medalists and professional athletes to complete fitness rookies and recent couch potatoes.Today’s conversation traverses many landscapes with a unique flair that can only be described as unapologetically Brogan-esque.Chronologically the first conversation recorded during my time in Minneapolis, we digest lessons delivered by a city and citizenship under duress—and why it’s necessary to never stop learning.We talk ‘dadding’, training,perfectionism, friendship, and the importance of getting outside your comfort zone—not just in the context of fitness but in all aspects of life.But the overall theme of this discussion is cultivating inclusivity. Why the path forward demands resisting the impulse to call people out. Instead, let’s call people in.As I’m fond of saying,prophets walk among us. Brogan isn’t just one such everyman prophet. He understands that to find these people, you need to always be on the hunt. You need to take swings at bat. You need to always be expanding your circle. And you need to develop the habit of reaching out to others, embracing your neighbors, and contributing to your community.This reflex begins with one simple word:hello.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange onYouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.I urge all of you to absorb this conversation in its entirety. Whip out your pen and paper—this is essential, potentially life-altering listening for every human. And simply put, it’s everything I hoped it would be.Brogan is a beautiful dude. I wish he lived in Los Angeles. But I’ll take him however I can get him.May his words inspire you to reach out to someone new today.P.S. – This is Brogan’s second spin on the RRP flywheel. If you enjoy today’s episode then dig uphis first appearance four years prior in RRP 277.P.P.S. – Special thanks to talented Minneapolis visual artistsBennie WilsonandJordan Lundellfor photographing today’s podcast.Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Boll & Branch:The first honest and transparent bedding company that only uses sustainable and responsible methods of sourcing and manufacturing. Go tobollandbranch.comtoday for15% offyour first set of sheets when you use promo coderichrollat checkout.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 aspecial limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscriptionatcalm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!Whoop:The world’s most powerful fitness tracker. Get smarter about how you sleep, recover, and train, so you can unlock your best self. Go toWHOOP.comand use thepromo code Richrollat checkout tosave15% offWHOOP.Athletic Greens:75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to:athleticgreens.com/richrollto get aFREE year supply of Vitamin D​AND​5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.SHOW NOTESConnect with Brogan:Website|Twitter|InstagramNovember Project:MissionBoston University:Inside November ProjectTED:How to start a movement | November ProjectGood Pillar:Brogan Graham On Trying Stuff OftenMen’s Journal:The Best Workouts in AmericaBoston Magazine:Go the Distance With These Five Boston Run ClubsRunner’s World:Your Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Morning RunnerRunner’s World:Hugs, Sweat & CheersABC News:‘The November Project’ Workout Movement Takes Over Times SquareCBS:November Project Gets Thousands In Shape For FreeLos Angeles Times:November Project L.A.Star Tribune:November Project: What’s the allure with this dark-thirty gathering?For 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOWCAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:iTunes|Spotify|Stitcher|Soundcloud|Google PodcastsDonate:Check out ourPatreon accountSupport The Sponsors:One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team:I do not do this alone. Send your love toJason Camiolofor production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin andBlake Curtisfor video, editing and graphics; portraits byAli Rogers&Davy Greenberg;copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. Special thanks to talented Minneapolis local photographers / videographersBennie WilsonandJordan Lundellfor portraits & an upcoming video we are are working on.
5/13/2021

Roll On: Why You Should Periodize Your Life

Ep. 601
We live in a culture that glorifies the hustle. But the 24/7 grind mentality is actually anathema to long-term success. How do we break this paradigm and avoid the inevitability of burnout?You periodize your life as you would your training. Ditch the guilt and take time to rest. Choose your fallow chapters. And embrace your life in seasons.In the race of life, the tortoise always beats the hare.Welcome to another edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein myself and Sir Adam Skolnick corrupt your neurochemistry with ideas big and small. Beyond sundry matters of varying interest, we play show and tell, share a few wins of the week, round it out by answering listener questions deposited on our voicemail at (424) 235-4626.Beyond RRP hypeman duties, Adam Skolnick is an activist and journalist best known as David Goggins’Can’t Hurt Me,co-author. He writes about adventure sports, environmental issues, and civil rights forThe New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC,andMen’s Health.He is the author ofOne Breathand is currently awash in his umpteenth draft of an untitled novel—slowly losing his mind in the process.Topics explored in today’s conversation include:the benefits of periodizing both your fitness and all aspects of your life;why fallow periods are essential to optimal creativity;an Iron Cowboy’s ‘Conquer 100‘ challenge update (and WTC’s tone-deaf response);the recent Laird Superfoods and Picky Bar acquisition;the HBO docuseries‘Q: Into The Storm’;Rachel Kushner’s collection of essays,The Hard Crowd;Michelin star restaurantEleven Madison Park‘s shift to a plant-based menu; andplant-based bodega start-upPlantega’splan to eradicate food desertsIn addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you manage the financial risks that come with following your passion?How do you properly train for a Swimrun event without access to safe open water?How do you maintain relationships with people who have unhealthy drinking habits?Thank you to Greg from Virginia, John from Northern England, and Nancy from Santa Clarita, California for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on ourFacebook Pageor better yet leave a voicemail at(424) 235-4626.To read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange onYouTube.And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:Vivobarefootis on a mission to make perfect footwear for humans and the planet, with a great range of shoes for kids and adults, and for every activity from hiking to training and daily wear. Wearing barefoot shoes is a profound transformation. To reconnect with your natural movement, go tovivobarefoot.com/richrolland use the codeRICHROLLto get20% offyour order.Native:Safe, effective protection against odor & wetness. For both men & women, Native is deodorant that isn’t a chemistry experiment–no aluminum, parabens, phthalates or talc. Visitnativedeo.com/rollor use promo coderollat checkout, and get20% offyour first order.Ritual:Ritual is the multivitamin, reimagined. I take it every morning, and I love that its clean, vegan-friendly formula is made with key nutrients in forms your body can actually use—no GMOs, synthetic fillers, or other shady extras. You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. That’s why Ritual is offering my listeners10% offduring their first 3 months. Visitritual.com/RICHROLLto start your Ritual today.Squarespace:The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas.Save 10%on your first purchase when you visitSquarespace.com/RICHROLLand use theSHOW NOTES:Connect With Adam:Website|Instagram|TwitterYouTube:Rich Roll Podcast Clips ChannelSmithsonian Magazine:New Evidence Suggests Sharks Use Earth’s Magnetic Field to NavigateTriathlon Magazine:Iron Cowboy responds to Ironman: “I’m done with you”Trail Running:UTMB/Ironman partnership draws head shakes in trail running worldSteve Magness Tweet:Periodize Your LifeThe New York Times:You Are Doing Something Important When You Aren’t Doing AnythingBook:The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020,by Rachel KushnerThe New York Times:The New Menu at Eleven Madison Park Will Be MeatlessEsquire:The Passion of Daniel Humm, the Greatest Chef in AmericaEater New York:Chef Daniel Humm Is Relaunching Eleven Madison Park as an All-Vegan RestaurantBon Appétit Magazine:Inside the World of L’Arpège’s Alain Passard, the Man Who Made Vegetarian Cooking CoolPlantega:AboutEffect:Anew story for sustainable food, powered by plants and communityVegNews:Vegan coolers filled with beyond meat, miyoko’s, and just egg launch in nyc bodegasWall Street Journal:Chef’s Challenge: Squeezing In the CyclingDuVine:Chef Q + A with James Beard Winner Daniel HummHBO Docuseries:Q: Into The StormTV Series:Le BureauI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit,richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review:Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts,YouTube&Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors:Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes,click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word:Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team:I do not do this alone. Send your love toJason Camiolofor production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin andBlake Curtisfor video, editing and graphics; portraits byAli Rogersand theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.
5/10/2021

Neuroscientist Matthew Walker On Why Sleep Is Your Superpower

Ep. 600
Why do we sleep? What exactly happens when we sleep and why is it so important? What are the implications of sleep deprivation? And what can we do to improve our sleep hygiene?Answering these questions is the life’s workDr. Matthew Walker.Longtime listeners know thatI am obsessed with sleepand the critical role it plays in every facet of health. This infatuation is driven in no small part by the incredible work of today’s guest, one of the world’s leading neuroscientists and researchers in the field of sleep science.Matriculating at Nottingham University where he studied neuroscience, Matthew earned his Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the Medical Research Council in London, subsequently became a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and is currently a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he serves as the founder and director of theCenter for Human Sleep Science.In addition, Matthew hosts aMasterClasson the science of better sleep. His TED Talk,‘Sleep is your superpower’has over 20 million views. And his international smash bestselling bookWhy We Sleep—a must-read for anyone and everyone looking to live and feel better—provides the framework for today’s mind-blowing, slumber-focused primer.To put it rather bluntly, this conversation covers everything you need and ever wanted to know about sleep, including:why do we sleep?what happens to our bodies and minds when we sleepwhy is sleep so important?what happens when we don’t get enough?what is the deal with dreams, sleepwalking & sleep paralysis?what are the various stages of sleep (REM, deep, etc.)?what can we do to prioritize and improve our sleep?In addition, Dr. Walker answers the questions like:how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? What is the relationship between sleep, immunity, weight gain, and mood?And most critical:how do we resolve the global sleep-loss epidemic?All told, this is an utterly fascinating masterclass on why you must rethink your relationship with sleep and the profound short and long-term impacts sleep has on every facet of our lives from learning to mood, productivity, energy, hormone regulation, longevity, and even susceptibility to cancer and other diseases.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange onYouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.I urge all of you to absorb this conversation in its entirety. Whip out your pen and paper—this is essential, potentially life-altering listening for every human. And simply put, it’s everything I hoped it would be.Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsBlinkist:Unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non-fiction books from self-help, to business, health, and history—all for one low price. Join me and 12 million others gleaning from the best and brightest. Try BlinkistFREE for 7 daysAND get25% offa Blinkist Premium membership atblinkist.com/richrollLMNT:A science-backed electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. The formula is super high-caliber, it’s plant-based with no sugar, fillers, gluten, or sketchy ingredients. My new favorite flavor is Watermelon Salt – it’s definitely going to be a staple for my hot afternoon runs this summer. Try it out atdrinkLMNT.com/RICHROLL.ROKA:Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. 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For$200 offALL mattress orders, visitBirchLiving.com/RichRollSHOW NOTESConnect with Matthew:Website|Twitter|LinkedinBerkeley:Matthew Walker, PhDBerkeley:Center For Human Sleep ScienceFinancial Times:Sleep expert Matthew Walker on the secret to a good night’s restTED:Sleep is your superpower | Matt WalkerThe Guardian:‘Sleep should be prescribed’: what those late nights out could be costing youMasterclass:Matthew Walker Teaches the Science of Better SleepMasterclass:Matthew Walker’s 11 Tips for Improving Sleep QualityNPR:Matthew Walker: Why Is It Essential To Make Time For Sleep?Independent:14 of the biggest sleep myths debunkedThe Lancet:A sleep prescription for medicineThe Guardian:How to boost your business? Let workers sleepTech Insider:5 Tips For Falling Asleep Quicker, According To A Sleep ExpertTech Insider:How To Tell If You’re Sleep DeprivedTech Insider:What Happens To Your Brain When You DreamTech Insider:What Happens To Your Body And Brain If You Don’t Get SleepTech Insider:How Lucid Dreaming WorksTech Insider:How To Take The Ideal Nap And Avoid Bad SleepFor 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOWCAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:iTunes|Spotify|Stitcher|Soundcloud|Google PodcastsDonate:Check out ourPatreon accountSupport The Sponsors:One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team:I do not do this alone. Send your love toJason Camiolofor production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin andBlake Curtisfor video, editing and graphics; portraits byAli Rogers&Davy Greenberg;copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure:Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program.We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
5/3/2021

Anthony Taylor: The Outdoors Evangelist On How Nature Heals

Ep. 599
Time in nature is powerful. It’s healing. It fosters community. Humanity’s connective tissue, it shows you who you are and what you’re capable of becoming.The outdoors has played a transformational role in my personal evolution. In almost every way I am a different, better human because I make copious use of the untouched natural spaces available to me—spaces I access freely and have long taken for granted.However, the uncomfortable truth is that outdoor parks (nature in general) are places where historically not everyone has been entirely welcome.This is a paradigm we must diligently work to dismantle.It’s also the spark that illuminates the work ofAnthony Taylor—an extraordinary human who has spent his life advocating for greater participation and access to outdoor environments, and the second guest to appear in my continuing series of conversations from my week in Minneapolis.The former Commissioner for Minneapolis’ Parks & Open Spaces and currentSenior Vice President of Equity, Outdoors & Nature for YMCA of the North,Anthony is—at 62 years old—the very model of anti-aging. A skier, paddler, accomplished ultra-cyclist and overall outdoors enthusiast, Anthony serves on theLeague of American Bicyclists Equity Advisory Boardas well as the board of theNational Brotherhood of Skiers.He is also the founder of theMajor Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesotaand the co-founder ofCool Meets Cause,an outreach program that teaches girls from North Minneapolis to snowboard. And he served as the Adventure Director for theLoppet Foundation—a program that provides year-round outdoor activities for youth in Minneapolis.This is a conversation about the nature of outdoor recreation to empower, enliven, and inspire.It’s a walk through Anthony’s origin story. And it’s an exploration of his love of nature and his accomplishments as a cyclist and adventurer.But the focus of this exchange is placed on Anthony’s important work as an activist and youth educator.It’s a history lesson on race, class, privilege, and gender in the outdoors. And the many ways we can eradicate the invisible boundaries that exist in these spaces today.Certain transformative lessons can only be learned through adventure—lessons imperative to youth development and deeper connection to our own innate humanity.Put bluntly,outdoor sports and time spent in nature aren’t just recreation—they are human rights.I guarantee this conversation will positively impact you in ways you may not expect. My hope is that it will help foster ways you can advance greater outdoor inclusivity within your community along the way.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange onYouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Special thanks to talented Minneapolis local photographers/videographersBennie Wilson andJordan Lundellfor portraits & an upcoming video we are working on.Anthony is the leader we all need now. And this conversation is definitely a fave.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsTen Thousand:The world’s most durable training shorts, built for your needs and designed for performance. I recently partnered with Ten Thousand to help create their newDistance Kitwhich is hands down the best training attire I’ve ever worn.Save 15% OFFwith the promo code“RICHROLL”attenthousand.ccAthletic Greens:75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to:athleticgreens.com/richrollto get aFREE year supply of Vitamin D​AND​5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.Joovv:Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv light therapy. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals atJoovv.com/RICHROLL. You’ll see a unique code that will provide a discount on your device, exclusions apply. Happy Joovvin’!Whoop:The world’s most powerful fitness tracker. Get smarter about how you sleep, recover, and train, so you can unlock your best self. Go toWHOOP.comand use thepromo code Richrollat checkout tosave15% offWHOOP.SHOW NOTESConnect with Anthony:Instagram|TwitterThe League of American Bicyclists:Equity Advisory CouncilYMCA of the North:Leadership TeamNational Brotherhood of Skiers:nbs.orgMajor Taylor Bicycling Club of MinnesotaESPN:The Story of Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor [VIDEO]Snow Industry News:Cool Meets CauseDiversify Outdoors:AboutOutdoor Afro:AboutBearfoot Theory:15 Organizations Advancing Diversity OutdoorsMen’s Journal:Meet the Minneapolis Parks and Open Space Commissioner Using the Outdoors to Fight for Racial JusticeStar Tribune:Twin Cities outdoors advocate says recreation can be form of racial healingStar Tribune:My Outdoor Life: Loppet’s Anthony Taylor bridges activity and advocacyStar Tribune:Minneapolis approves plan to revitalize the main corridor of the historically Black South SideStar Tribune:Twin Cities outdoors advocate says recreation can be form of racial healingYMCA:A Conversation On Race With Anthony TaylorBike League:Anthony Taylor: Bicycling & EquityVerve:Anthony Taylor – Slow RollUniversity of Minnesota:Slow & SteadyKARE 11:YMCA offering overnight camps, field trips for first time since pandemicThe Chronicles Of Philanthropy:Breaking Down The Color and Gender Barriers of Outdoor SportsCommunity Action Partnership:Local Activist, Slow Roll St. Paul Highlight Importance of Outdoor Activity in Social and Racial JusticePowder:Meet The National Brotherhood of SkiersThe Loppet Foundation:AboutFor 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOWCAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:iTunes|Spotify|Stitcher|Soundcloud|Google PodcastsDonate:Check out ourPatreon accountSupport The Sponsors:One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team:I do not do this alone. Send your love toJason Camiolofor production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin andBlake Curtisfor video, editing and graphics; portraits byAli Rogers&Davy Greenberg;copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. Special thanks to talented Minneapolis local photographers / videographersBennie WilsonandJordan Lundellfor portraits & an upcoming video we are are working on.*Disclosure:Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program.We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
4/29/2021

Roll On: Notes From Minneapolis

Ep. 598
This week we dive into the why behind my decision to visit Minneapolis and what I learned from the experience. Plus stories from the swimming vault and some epic show & tell before fielding a few running-centric listener questions.Welcome to another edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein myself and Adam Skolnick dissect matters of the day in a manner that is instructive and sometimes even entertaining.Aside from serving as my sidekick and hypeman, Adam Skolnick is an activist and journalist best known as David Goggins’Can’t Hurt Me,co-author. He writes about adventure sports, environmental issues, and civil rights for outlets such asThe New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC,andMen’s Health.He is the author ofOne Breathand is currently using the ‘new dad’ excuse to avoid working on his novel.Topics explored in today’s conversation include:The Envol Swimrun Battle & Running For Justice Virtual Run Challenge;an update on the Iron Cowboy’s ‘Conquer 100’ challenge;the intention behind Rich’s trip to Minneapolis & his experiences in the city;what it means to reimagine public safety to create a safer society;Rich’s partnership with Ten Thousand and the new ‘Distance Kit’; andthe future of lab-grown, ‘cultured’ meat.In addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you stay motivated in your endurance challenges?What advice can you offer first-time marathoners?How can you hone your nutrition for large endurance races?Thank you to Steven from Charleston, Casey from Illinois, and Asha & Savannah from British Colombia 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.Ten Thousand ‘Distance Kit’ Giveaway: We’re giving away 5 Distance Kits from Ten Thousand! To enter: (1) subscribe to theRich Roll Podcast YouTube channel;and (2) Leave a comment under today’s episode video. We will pick 5 winners who will receive the full kit (short, tank, and socks) and reach out to them.To read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange onYouTube.And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:ExpressVPN:Secure your data with the number-one-rated VPN on the market. No matter what device you’re on – phone, laptop, or Smart-TV – all you have to do is tap a button to get protection. 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This Is What We Learned.New York Times:How to Reduce ShootingsNew York Times:Why Does the U.S. Have So Many Mass Shootings? Research Is Clear: Guns.Playboy:Who Puts Guns In The Movies?NIH:What Do We Know About the Association Between Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Injuries?BC:How the NRA Rewrote the Second AmendmentNetflix:SeaspiracyHBO:Q: Into The StormPodcast:Lost HillsPodcast:‘Lost Hills’ Investigates Mysterious Malibu Campground MurderFKT:Robbie Balenger – Central Park Loop ChallengeHellah Sidibe:@hellahgood9Liquid Death:ShopAlexey Molchanov & Freediving:@alexeymolchanovI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit,richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review:Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts,YouTube&Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors:Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes,click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word:Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team:I do not do this alone. Send your love toJason Camiolofor production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin andBlake Curtisfor video, editing and graphics; portraits byAli Rogersand theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.
4/26/2021

Jeremiah Ellison: The Artist-Activist On Forging Real Change

Ep. 597
This month, events in Minneapolis captured the world’s attention. The recent death of Daunte Wright and the conviction of Derek Chauvin sound a significant shift in the civil rights movement and the country at large.Today, artist, activist, and politicianJeremiah Ellisonis here to help us make sense of this historic moment.As some of you may know, I spent the week of April 13th, 2021 (pre-Chauvin verdict) in a very tense Minneapolis. Motivating my visit was an intention to better understand the events and circumstances that brought the world’s focus upon this city—not from what I read online or saw streaming endlessly on cable news—but rather from a first-hand, experience-based perspective.In addition, my objective was toconduct meaningful, nuanced conversations with Minneapolis civic leaders who are grappling with the important issues that have recently dominated national news coverage. Issues that include police misconduct and public safety reform; the roots of civil unrest and the purpose of protest; and of course the role social activism has played in all of this.This conversation, the first in a series of Minneapolis-themed episodes that I will be releasing over the coming weeks, is one powerful result of that good faith inquiry.Representing Ward 5 on the Minneapolis City Council, Jeremiah sits at the vortex of the many complicated issues that concern his community, and from the start has been one of the leading and most prominent voices calling for the reimagination of public safety.On the one hand, Jeremiah is a very unlikely elected official. An artist at heart and painter by trade, he’s both a muralist and a comic book illustrator. He’s into Silver Surfer. And Batman.On the other hand, he is the son of former 6-term Congressman Keith Ellison. Currently Attorney General for the state of Minnesota, the Ellison elder was also in charge of the Chauvin prosecution. In other words, it’s fair to say that Jeremiah was born for the role he currently inhabits.My week in Minneapolis was extraordinary. There were so many experiences I will never forget. I learned much. I’m better for the trip. And my time with Jeremiah has much to do with that. I’m grateful that he took the time to share his truth and for his trust in my ability to share it.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange onYouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.This is a powerful exchange. My only ask is that you welcome Jeremiah and his testimony with an open mind and an open heart.P.S. – Special thanks to talented Minneapolis local photographers/videographersBennie WilsonandJordan Lundellfor portraits & an upcoming video we are working on.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsBoll & Branch:The first honest and transparent bedding company that only uses sustainable and responsible methods of sourcing and manufacturing. Go toBollandBranch.comtoday for15% offyour first set of sheets when you use promo coderichrollat checkout.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 aspecial limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscriptionatcalm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!Public Goods:One version of every essential in one place. Healthy, high-quality, sustainable, and affordable home goods, personal care products, and premium pantry staples. Everything is ethically sourced and free of harmful additives. Get$15 to spendon your first purchase atpublicgoods.com/RICHROLLor use codeRICHROLLat checkout.quip:Gum that’s good for you, fun to chew, and easy to share. Quip’s sugar-free cavity-fighting gum supports good oral health with a long-lasting minty flavor. Pair it with a quip Electric Toothbrush, Refillable Floss, and more great products. Get aFREEquip gum dispenserwith any refill plan atgetquip.com/RICHROLL.SHOW NOTESConnect with Jeremiah:Website|Instagram|Twitter|FacebookCity of Minneapolis:Jeremiah EllisonCampaign Zero:AboutNew York Times:Ten Months After George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Residents Are at War Over PolicingNew York Times:‘Woe Is You,’ White People Say. What We Need Is a Remedy.NPR:Minneapolis City Council Member On New Rules For The City PoliceCNN:How Minneapolis became the epicenter for the BLM movementCBS:Issues surrounding Chauvin trial go “far beyond Minneapolis,” city council member saysMSNBC:All In with Chris Hayes: Elie Mystal, Jeremiah Ellison, Jeff Storms, Jason Crow, Katie BennerStar Tribune:Minneapolis chief: Each agency has own standards for use of tear gas and projectiles to control crowdsStar Tribune:From activist to authority, Jeremiah Ellison navigates Minneapolis’ civil rights fightDaily Planet:A seat at the table: Jeremiah Ellison uses artist lens and collaboration to reimagine representation in Ward 5Bring Me The News:Councilors: ‘We’re going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department’MPR News:After pledging to defund police, Mpls. City Council still rethinking public safetyMSP Mag:Jeremiah Ellison on Making Real Change in His CityFor 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOWCAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:iTunes|Spotify|Stitcher|Soundcloud|Google PodcastsDonate:Check out ourPatreon accountSupport The Sponsors:One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team:I do not do this alone. Send your love toJason Camiolofor production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin andBlake Curtisfor video, editing and graphics; portraits byAli Rogers&Davy Greenberg;copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. Special thanks to talented Minneapolis local photographers / videographersBennie WilsonandJordan Lundellfor portraits & an upcoming video we are are working on.*Disclosure:Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program.We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
4/19/2021

Maggie Q Is A Badass

Ep. 596
Actress. Athlete. Activist. Entrepreneur. Fashion designer. Environmentalist & Plant-based icon.Maggie Qis the hero we all need.If you’re a fan ofMission Impossible,theDivergentfilms,Nikita,Live Free or Die Hard,Designated Survivor,and a slew of other films, then you’re already well-acquainted with this Hawaii native’s kick-ass, action screen presence.What you might not know is that she cut her thespian teeth in Hong Kong under the tutelage of martial arts master Jackie Chan. To this day, she’s known for performing all her own stunts.Off-screen Maggie is a passionate plant-based, animal rights activist and environmental activist. She’s a board member ofSocial Compassion in Legislation, a policy advocacy group fighting for animal welfare protection laws in California, such as the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act. And her work has been recognized and awarded by the City of Los Angeles, the State Senate of California, the California Assembly, PETA, Wild Aid, and many more organizations.In addition, Maggie is the creator ofQEEP UP,an apparel brand made from entirely recycled and pre-consumer waste materials, andActivatedYoua nutrition company and wellness resource that combines her passion for health with the expertise of podcast alum Dr. Frank Lipman (RRP #370),a renowned integrative medicine doctor.The question isn’t what can Maggie do — it’swhat can’t she.Today, we walk through Maggie’s unique upbringing.We dissect her crazy career arc. Her work as an activist. And her passion for animals, human rights, and the ocean.She shares some epic Hollywood stories, including an epic, previously untold Tom Cruise yarn that gave me chills.We also discuss the importance of finding your cause. Fighting for it. And supporting others along their respective journeys.But more than anything, the lesson Maggie imparts today is the power of holding space for others—and why forgiveness is paramount to personal freedom.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange onYouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.Maggie is someone who is committed to self-growth and someone who knows a thing or two about catalyzing internal and external change. Wise and funny, she’s an excellent conversationalist. She brought her German Shepard, Romeo. By the end, our conversation turned into a therapy session. And for reasons you will soon discover, everyone here at the studio basically fell in love with her.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsAthletic Greens:75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to:athleticgreens.com/richrollto get aFREE year supply of Vitamin D​AND​5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.Daily Harvest:Daily Harvest makes it easy to eat more fruits and vegetables with thoughtfully sourced, chef-crafted foods that are ready in five minutes or less. Go todailyharvest.comand enter promo codeRICHROLLto get$25 offyour first box.Native:Safe, effective protection against odor & wetness. 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Visitnativedeo.com/rollor use promo coderollat checkout, and get20% offyour first order.Squarespace:The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas.Save 10%on your first purchase when you visitSquarespace.com/RICHROLLand use the discount codeRICHROLLat checkout.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESConnect with Maggie Q:Instagram|Twitter|FacebookIMDb:Maggie QQeepUp:ShopActivatedYou:AboutCollider:Maggie Q on Why She Doesn’t Usually Get Offered Comedies Like ‘The Argument’Deadline:Maggie Q To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Pivoting’The Hollywood Reporter:Maggie Q on ‘Death of Me’ and the “Machine” of ‘Mission: Impossible’Totally Vegan Buzz:Diane Keaton and Maggie Q urge Congress to stop animal cruelty exposed by Tiger KingWomen’s Health:Maggie Q’s Diet Is Strictly Plant-Based—But She Doesn’t Call Herself A VeganUS Weekly:Get the Scoop on QEEP UP, Maggie Q’s Line of Sustainable ActivewearInStyle:Maggie Q on Taking Charge of Her HealthFor 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOWCAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:iTunes|Spotify|Stitcher|Soundcloud|Google PodcastsDonate:Check out ourPatreon accountSupport The Sponsors:One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes,visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team:I do not do this alone. Send your love toJason Camiolofor production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin andBlake Curtisfor video, editing and graphics; portraits byAli Rogers&Davy Greenberg;copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*Disclosure:Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program.We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.