The Rich Roll Podcast

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
8/25/2022

Roll On: The Medium Is The Magnet

Ep. 700
Welcome to ‘Roll On’, the semi-bi-weekly version of the podcast where we ramble on matters of interest across culture, sports, art, literature, politics, self-betterment, and more.As always, my co-host is Mr. Adam Skolnick, an activist, veteran journalist, and David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me co-author. Adam writes about adventure sports, environmental issues, and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is also the author of One Breath and still uses the ‘new dad’ excuse to avoid working on his novel.Today we celebrate episode 700 (700!) with an update on personal goings on, cover headlines from the world of endurance, share highlights from recent travels, banter on wealth inequality, answer a few listener questions, and more.Today’s episode is also viewable on YouTubeShow notes:+ MORE: bit.ly/richroll700Specific topics discussed in today’s episode include:Rich’s recent visit to London;centenarian Mike Fremont’s meal plan;headlines from the world of obscure sports: swimming, ultrarunning & freediving;thoughts on 20-somethings prioritizing experience over career;the cultural implications behind the recent attack of Salman Rushdie;wealth inequality (and the Sydney Sweeney backlash);culture war profiteering;the impact of the internet on journalism, discourse & focus; andfunIn addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you balance accomplishing your goals with meeting the needs of your loved ones and family?Is it unrealistic to look for a partner that aligns with all of your values?Today’s Sponsors:GoMacro:100% sustainably sourced plant-based ingredients, GoMacro bars are organic, vegan, gluten-free, and delicious.Visit gomacro.com and use the promo code RichRoll for 30% OFF plus free shipping on all orders over $50.LMNT: A science-backed electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. Right now LMNT is offering my listeners a free sample pack with any purchase—that’s 8 single serving packets FREE with any LMNT order. Try it out at drinkLMNT.com/RICHROLLWhoop: The world’s most powerful fitness tracker is now waterproof. Get the WHOOP 4.O at WHOOP.com and use the code RICHROLL at checkout to get 15% off.Birch Living: The best, most affordable, organic, and sustainable mattresses on the market with a 100-night risk-free trial. For 400$ off ALL mattresses visit birchiving.com/richroll.Thank you to Adam from Fort Collins and Anita From New Zealand 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.Peace + Plants,Rich
8/22/2022

Susan Cain On The Great Ache That Binds Us

Ep. 699
Are you one of those people that finds solace and comfort in rainy days or melancholy music?It’s not quite sadness. It's more like longing. A beautiful ache that makes you feel more connected to the human experience.What is that specifically? And why does it compel us so?Former corporate lawyer turned author Susan Cain wondered the same—a query that launched a 7-year journey to better understand the complex and nuanced nature of all things melancholic. The result of Susan’s adventure is Bittersweet, her #1 New York Times bestselling book that ponders this quiet state of being and why embracing it paves a true path to creativity, connection, and transcendence.Bluntly put, quiet states of being are Susan Cain’s jam.Today we go delightfully deep on Susan’s transition from attorney to writer and how she came to write about introversion.We discuss the irony of being a public introvert, the power of honoring your inner introvert, and how to support introverted kids and co-workers.We also go deep on bittersweetness—and the how and whys behind cultivating it as a means of giving our lives more resonance and meaning and appreciation.If you protect your quiet like I do, this one's for you.Watch: YouTube.Read: Show notes.Today’s Sponsors:ROKA: Cutting-edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance.ROKA combines the no-slip performance with fashionable frames. Visit roka.com and enter code RichRoll for 20% off.Salomon: The world’s best road and trail running footwear & hydration gear. Check out my top picks at salomon.com/richroll and use code LOVETHEPAIN at checkout to get 20% OFF—exclusions apply.BetterHelp: The world’s largest therapy service, 100% online. Professional, licensed, and vetted therapists who you can trust. Listeners get 10% off their first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/richroll.Squarespace: The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas. Visit Squarespace.com/RichRoll or a FREE trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use offer code RichRoll to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.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.Both introversion and bittersweetness are states that society doesn’t do a great job of encouraging, but Susan really encouraged my acceptance and embrace of these ideas as an introvert myself (and someone who scored pretty high on the bittersweetness scale) as powerful when nourished.My hope is that you will find this conversation equally nourishing.Peace + Plants,Rich
8/15/2022

Forging The Future: Ari Wallach on The Longpath Mindset, Telos & Transgenerational Empathy

Ep. 698
We as a global society currently face challenges—some of which are existential in nature—that simply cannot be solved with the mindset, institutions, and paradigms currently in place.Instead, these solutions require that we think beyond current economic, political, and social constraints—and even well beyond our individual life spans—to consider deeply the impact we will have on many generations into the future.Indeed, these solutions require an applied mindset that Ari Wallach calls Longpath—an active way of being that cultivates future-conscious thinking and behavior to build more hopeful visions of the future, turn those visions into action, and foster more meaning in our lives and legacy.Ari is a futurist (although he hates that term), a social systems strategist, and the author of a new book out this week, aptly titled (you guessed it) Longpath, which extends a discussion he began with his 2017 TED Talk, Short-termism is killing us: it’s time for Longpath which has been viewed over 2.5 million times.This conversation asks a simple question: how do we become great ancestors to our future descendants?The future is not a singular certainty. Nor is it solely fueled by technological advances in some far distant point in time. Instead, the future is manifesting now—and it is very much human. In this fascinating conversation Ari explains why.Watch: YouTube.Read: Show notes.Today’s Sponsors:Calm: Guided meditations, sleep stories, and more. Right now, my listeners can get 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/richroll.Get started today!Ten Thousand: The world’s most durable training shorts + kits, built for your needs and designed for performance, all made from recycled materials. Save 20% OFF your purchase at tenthousand.cc/richrollInsideTracker: 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. For a limited time, you can get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store at insidetracker.com/RichRoll.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.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.I really enjoyed talking to Ari. I think this one just might leave you reevaluating your path and priorities in a positive way.Peace + Plants,Rich
8/11/2022

Centenarian Mike Fremont On Longevity Secrets, Breaking World Running Records & How To Thrive

Ep. 697
Today we explore health, fitness, longevity & the pursuit of meaning through the lived experience of a human who has been walking planet Earth for a full 100 years.Meet centenarian Mike Fremont, a retired engineer turned climate activist and life-long athlete who holds a slew of impressive age group world records in running, including the fastest recorded marathons for an 88-year-old, 90-year-old, and a 91-year-old.I was introduced to Mike by his running buddy elite ultra-marathoner and popular friend of the pod Harvey Lewis, who helped arrange today’s unique opportunity to learn and be inspired by someone who has not only been alive for so long but who has remained incredibly vibrant well beyond social expectations. For those of you who feel like it’s too late or you’ve missed the boat on being an athlete, this guy’s marathon career didn’t even kick into high gear until his 60’s—40 years ago!This conversation is my attempt to extract his testimony and counsel for younger generations. We dive into what he has learned about life, longevity, vitality, purpose, fitness, and setting and world records. We also discuss the WFPB diet (which he adopted 30 years ago in the wake of a colon cancer diagnosis) that fuels his training, keeps him spry, informs his climate activism, and in his words, is what has allowed him to thrive for decades beyond social expectations.It’s not often you get the opportunity to spend time with a centenarian. This is a small attempt to course correct mainstream culture's failure to appropriately appreciate our elders. I loved having Mike on the show, consider him a new friend, and I’m proud to share his voice with you.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.Whoop: The world’s most powerful fitness tracker is now waterproof. Get the WHOOP 4.O at WHOOP.com and use the code RICHROLL at checkout to get 15% off.Olipop: A healthier and more delicious version of the soda you grew up sipping but with the added benefit of microbiome and digestive health support. Receive 20% off plus FREE Shipping on your order at drinkolipop.com/richroll.UCAN: With patented SuperStarch that delivers long-lasting energy while stabilizing blood sugar levels. From energy powders & bars, to granola and almond butter, check out my favorites at ucan.co/roll and save 30% on your entire order with code ROLL.BetterHelp: The world’s largest therapy service, 100% online. Professional, licensed, and vetted therapists who you can trust. Listeners get 10% off their first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/richroll.Peace + Plants,Rich