The Rich Roll Podcast

Share

Lindsay Crouse Is Changing The Game For Women's Sports

Ep. 494
“If we really care about the future of girls in sports, we need to invest in the girls that are actually playing these sports.”
Lindsay Crouse

A perfect companion piece to my recent conversation with Lauren Fleshman -- and in furtherance of better understanding the issues that swirl around gender, sport and fairness -- today I sit down with an investigative journalist breaking some of the biggest stories in women's sports.

Meet Lindsay Crouse.

A graduate of Harvard University, where she competed in both cross country and track and field, Lindsay is a senior staff editor and senior OpDocs producer at The New York Times. If you’ve been paying any attention to running news (or just big headlines in general) then you are already familiar with Lindsay’s work. At the epicenter of the conversation that surrounds sports and power, Lindsay is behind some of the biggest sports stories and opinion pieces in recent memory, with a particular focus on the role and state of women's distance running.

Some of Lindsay's most popular pieces include How The 'Shalane Flanagan Effect' Works, which examined the former podcast guest and New York City Marathon victor's elevating impact on other women; she broke the story on Nike's refusal to guarantee female athletes' salaries during or immediately post-pregnancy; and she produced the piece in which Allyson Felix told her story around Nike and pregnancy.

Lindsay also worked with last week’s guest Lauren Fleshman on her powerful November Op-Ed, I Changed My Body For My Sport. No Girl Should and is responsible for the bombshell opinion piece about the emotional abuse suffered by Mary Cain under her former coach, Alberto Salazar. I Was The Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike created such a stir, it went on to become the 42nd most read New York Times piece for all of 2019.

In her role as a senior producer of OpDocs, Lindsay's many credits include the wonderful film about minimalist marathoner Memo and Walk, Run, Cha Cha, which was recently lauded with an Academy Awards nomination in the documentary short subject category.

In addition, Lindsay is an accomplished athlete in her own right. With 12 marathons under her belt, she recently posted an impressive 2:53 26.2 PR -- a feat accomplished (subsequent to our conversation) while balancing the tremendous rigors of her demanding career.

I first came across Lindsay by way of her recurring cameos in my friend (and RRP guest from episodes 73, 144, & 174) Casey Neistat's wildly popular vlog. So in 2015, I began following Lindsay's career. As I watched her work mature and profile grow, I eagerly awaited each new article -- and anticipated an opportunity to share her experience and insight on the podcast.

Today is that day. And it's everything I hoped it would be. 

We begin with Lindsay's personal trajectory from Rhode Island roots and attending Harvard to landing a job at the most prestigious newspaper in the world.

We discuss maternity rights and the gender wage gap by going behind the scenes on Nike' relationship with pregnant athletes. The controversies surrounding Alberto Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project. The personal stories shared by Mary Cain, Lara Goucher, Alysia Montaño and Allyson Felix. And gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's campaign to secure fair pay for NCAA athletes.

We explore the ways in which the sports industry has failed to make way for women. Why almost all current sports science is based on men. And why conventional coaching has led to a sordid history of harming female athletes.

In addition, Lindsay recounts what it's actually like to work at The New York Times in our post-truth, 'fake news' world. The unique pressures that accompany breaking big stories. And how she manages to balance everything -- and still kick serious ass in running.

The ongoing impact of Lindsay's journalism is immeasurable. So it was an absolute honor and a delight to sit down with her.

Note: Because this conversation transpired at the New York Times offices (as opposed to my studio), we did not film the conversation. In addition, it was recorded in mid-October and thus not current with the immediate news cycle.

I can't say enough good things about Lindsay and the work she is doing to advance the role and voice of women in sports. I love this conversation. I sincerely hope you do as well.

Peace + Plants,

Listen, Watch & Subscribe

             

Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Podcasts

Thanks to this week’s sponsors

Calm: The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. For a limited time, my listeners can get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today.

Harrys.com: A superior shave at an affordable price. Visit harrys.com/ROLL to redeem your Harry’s Trial Set, which comes with a razor, five-blade cartridge, shaving gel, and post shave gel. All you pay is shipping.

Quip: Your one stop solution for oral health! Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to: getquip.com/richroll right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE!

Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the 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".

SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference

Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy

Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.

*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.

Now through Jan. 31, save $20 on your Meal Planner subscription - just use code POWER20 at checkout! 

HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?

Tell Your Friends & Share Online!

Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Podcasts

Donate: Check out our Patreon account

Support 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".


More Episodes

5/28/2020

How Not To Diet With Michael Greger, MD

Ep. 522
“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.”Michael Greger, MDWhen 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 today’s guest and my friend, Dr. Michael Greger.Long time listeners are well acquainted with Dr. Greger, one of my very first guests back in 2012 (RRP #007). But it's been almost five years since his second appearance in 2015 (RRP #199). So let's put matters to rights.A graduate of Cornell and Tufts University School of Medicine as well as a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is a nutrition science wizard who with a library of scientific journal publications to his name. He has testified before Congress; lectured at countless symposiums and institutions; and was an expert witness in the infamous Oprah Winfrey meat defamation lawsuit.Appearing everywhere from the Dr. Oz show to The Colbert Report, his books: How Not to Die, the How Not To Die Cookbook, and How Not To Diet — the focus of today's conversation — all became instant New York Times Best Sellers.When Dr. Greger isn’t speaking, crafting high-level policy initiatives or penning bestsellers, he scours thousands of medical journals in search of the world’s best, most objective nutrition research to bring you free videos and articles every single day at NutritionFacts.org — the world’s most authoritative, non-profit, science-based public service destination for all things nutrition, health and disease prevention.Finally, it’s worth noting that 100% of all fees and proceeds he receives from speaking and book sales are donated to charity — his effort to avoid all conflicts of interest.Today’s conversation pivots on the optimal criteria to enable weight loss — and the actionable steps required to create and sustain healthy lifestyle practices.In addition, we explore how commercial influence corrodes nutrition science. How to parse the incredibly conflicting information we are spoon-fed daily by the media and celebrities alike.And finally, it’s about separating evidence-based science from confirmation bias.Note: This conversation was recorded in February, so it's coronavirus free zone. For Dr. G’s take on our current state of affairs, check out his new audiobook released this week, How To Survive A Pandemic — a breakdown on the origins of zoonotic disease, how to protect ourselves, and what we must rectify to reduce the likelihood of future catastrophes.Dr. Greger is truly one of the most delightful, relentless, passionate, and service-minded humans I have ever met.It's an honor to share this conversation. My hope is that it catalyzes a new perspective on nutrition for yourself and your loved ones.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsDaily 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 twenty-five dollars off your first box.Shippo:Start shipping in minutes andsave up to 90% with instant access to the best possible discounts from USPS, UPS, DHL, and more. No volume requirements and no coding or technical expertise required. Get a shipping consultation and a Shippo Pro Plan six month trial for – up to a 700 hundred dollar value for FREE atgoshippo.com/richroll.Squarespace:The easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store for you and your ideas.Save 10%at checkout when you visitsquarespace.com/richrolland use thediscount code RICHROLLat 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 Michael: Twitter| Facebook | InstagramNutrition Facts:NutritionFacts.orgBook:How Not To Diet*Book:How Not To Die*Book:How Not To Diet Cookbook*Book:How Not To Die Cookbook*Audiobook: How To Survive A Pandemic*Today: How to lose weight: Doctor shares daily dozen checklist for healthy weight lossToday: How to lose weight: Doctor names best healthy diet for weight lossSydney Herald: In a 'corrupted' diet industry, a doctor finds the best tips are freeNY Post: Do these 5 things at every meal to lose weightThe Beet: Dr. Greger's Secret For Burning Fat While You SleepThe Beet: The Best Diet Book You'll Ever ReadPlant Based News: Dr. Greger Reveals 'Silver Lining' Of Coronavirus PandemicLive Kindly: Dr. Greger Has Been Warning About Pandemics For A DecadeRelated Podcasts:RRP #007: Michael Greger, MD on Omega-3’s Protein & Plantpowered PerformanceRRP #199: Michael Greger, MD on How Not To DieRRP #507: Michael Klaper, MD on Plant-Based NutritionThanks toJason Camiolofor production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin andBlake Curtisfor video, editing and graphics; portraits byAli Rogers;and theme music byAna Leimma.*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.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".
5/25/2020

Remembering David Clark

Ep. 521
“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.”David ClarkOn May 21, 2020, the world lost a treasure.A beloved, 2-time RRP alumni,David Clarkwas 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 gift for igniting the best in everyone he touched.Succumbing after complications incident to a herniated disc surgery, a chapter ends far too soon. But the story behind this accomplished ultra-endurance athlete, bestselling author, and father of three is a legend that will continue to be told -- and will never be forgotten.Today we honor the life and legacy of Dave Clark.Dave's steel was forged from hardship -- periodic homelessness and a poverty both financial and educational. Adulthood found him descending into the firm grip of alcoholism. He ate recklessly. He drank and drugged himself into oblivion. And continued his downward spiral until he was utterly lost. Completely alone. And hopeless.Tipping the scales at 320 pounds, Dave finally met his breaking point. Summing a will of superhuman proportions, he ushered the courage to finally face his demons. Hence began a process of implausible personal transformation. It's a staggering journey that would ultimately lead to breathtaking feats that defy possibility. And a laudable call to service that rivals anyone I've ever met.Dave didn’t just drop 150 pounds on a plant-based diet. Nor did he celebrate with a simple marathon. Instead, Dave would go on to on to crush a relentless list of the world's most challenging ultra-marathons, from Badwater to Leadville. He ran the Boston Marathon coursefour times without stopping.And he even ran across the entire United States.With uncompromising vulnerability, Dave recounts his inconceivable arc in his first book,Out There.InBroken Open,he faces the dark side of taking athleticism too far. Released just two weeks ago,Eat Sh*t And Dieboldly tackles food addiction head on.I can't bring Dave back. Nor can I begin to measure his positive impact on myself and countless others. What I can do is honor his life and legacy. So today, RRP alumsMishka ShubalyandJosh LaJaunie-- both close friends of Dave -- join me to eulogize him, followed by a re-release of my first conversation with Dave, recorded in November, 2014 (RRP #113).Please Donate:To help alleviate the financial burden on Dave's family,Mishka, Josh and I created a GoFundMe(actually Mishka did all the work). Anything you can contribute would be greatly appreciated. To learn more and donate,click here.#WeAreDavidClark: Mishka, Josh and I invite you to celebrate Dave with a virtual community run onMay 30. The idea is to run a variation on Dave's birthday (which is 2/5). Run .25 miles. Run 2.5 miles. Or run 25 miles. Run what feels right for you. The point is to run and remember. Then share it on social with the hashtag#WeAreDavidClark.More Dave Clark:If Dave's message resonates with you,check out RRP #290,my 2nd podcast with him published almost exactly three years ago. It's a banger.Dave was a sober warrior unlike any other. He wrung every last drop out of life. He was deeply loved and will be terribly missed.Let his story be a beacon. A reminder that when the body, mind and spirit align with faith, human potential is truly boundless.Run free, my friend. Run free.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsSHOW NOTESTo support Dave's family, please consider a donation atGoFundMe: In Memory of David ClarkRemember Dave:Website|Facebook|Instagram|TwitterDave's Podcast:We Are SupermanBook:Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery*Book:Broken Open*Book:Eat Sh*t And Die*CNN:Running for – not from – mental illnessThe Doctors:You’re Never Too Far Gone: Man Shares Incredible Weight-Loss StoryRunner’s World:He Went From 320 Pounds to a Vegan Ultramarathoner, One Step at a TimeForks Over Knives:From Depressed Addict to Pro Ultrarunner on a Plant-Based DietCorporate Profile:Ultra Runner & Author David Clark Talks Running, Recovery, & The Boston MarathonDenver Post:Runner David Clark’s ultra recovery from obese addict to pro athleteABC7:Lafayette man David Clark ran the Boston Marathon 4 times in 24 hours to raise addiction awarenessMonsters & Critics:Ultrarunner David Clark dead at 49 after complications from surgeryRelated Podcasts You Might Enjoy:RRP #290: David Clark: When An Audacious Goal Becomes An Obsessive AddictionPrevious podcasts withMishka ShubalyPrevious podcasts withJosh LaJaunieThanks toJason Camiolofor production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin andBlake Curtisfor video, editing and graphics; portraits byAli Rogers;and theme music byAna Leimma.*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.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".
5/21/2020

Good Grief: Guru Singh On Death & Loss

Ep. 520
“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.”Guru SinghWelcome back to another edition ofGuru Multiverse — the latest in my ongoing series of spiritual deep dives withGuru 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 Western pragmatism.Acelebrated third-generation Sikh yogi, master spiritual teacher, author, andfamily man, for the past 40 years Guru Singh has been studying and teachingKundalini Yoga. He is the author of several books, a powerful lecturer, andbehind-the-scenes guide to many a luminary, including Fortune 500 CEOs, athletes, and artists.A peer of rock legends like Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, Guru Singh is also a talented musician who began his recording career on Warner Bros’ Reprise label in the 1960s. When he isn’t recording tracks with people like Seal, he’s bringing down the house on the daily atYoga West,his Los Angeles home base.As the pandemic has reminded us, the human body is delicate — a fragile soul vessel susceptible to a host of diseases and disasters. And it simply does not last forever — no matter how much we endeavor to deny or repress this universal truth.Today we explore the experience of being left behind. The emotions that follow. And the powerful lessons contained therein.Marking his 10th appearance on the show, this is a deconstruction of grief and loss. The potency it contains to both create and destroy. And the potential energy it holds for grace, gratitude and transformation.We talk about our relationships with our bodies. How to master our physical containers while also practicing non-attachment. We get raw about losing those we love. Owning our pain. And rejoicing in grief.Although this exchange was recorded well in advance of the pandemic (back in August 2020), Guru’s wisdom is timeless, easily digested and more pertinent now than ever.You can watch it all go down onYouTube.And as always, the conversation streams wild and free onApple PodcastsandSpotify.If you've experienced loss and the grief that accompanies it, may Guru Singh's gentle and loving energy, soothing words, and new perceptions guide you through your difficulties.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts|YouTube|Spotify|Stitcher|Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsExpress VPN: ExpressVPN defeats content restrictions and censorship to deliver unlimited access to video, music, social media, and more, from anywhere in the world. Express VPN is the VPN service rated #1 by TechRadar and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Protect your online activity TODAY and find out how you can get 3 months FREE at expressvpn.com/richroll.Navitas Organics:Great people. Great products. Great planetary mission. A win for all. Only the highest-quality and most powerful plants, berries, roots, nuts and seeds the earth has to offer. Visitnavitasorganics.com/richrolland you can get for30% offyour entire order of organic superfoods when you use thepromo code RICHROLL.Maurten: Maurten is transforming endurance sports with Hydrogel Sports Fuel Technology. Carbohydrate-rich support, based on natural ingredients for energy, hydration, and recovery. To give Maurten a try (In the U.S), head over to thefeed.com/richroll and you’ll get a Maurten drink + gel trial pack with free shipping for only 10$.Note:One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the 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".SHOW NOTESConnect With Guru Singh:Website|Twitter|Instagram|FacebookGuru Singh’s Los Angeles-based Yoga centerYoga WestGuru Singh Podcast oniTunesGuru Singh onYouTubeGuru Singh:Online ClassesAwaken:Articles by Guru SinghAwaken:Awaken Interviews Kundalini Yoga Master Guru Singh – Awakening Is a Spectral ProcessBooks By Guru SinghInfinite Zero: Everything Comes from Nothing*by Guru SinghBuried Treasures: The Journey From Where You Are to Who You Are*by Guru Singh108 Ways to Great Days: A Journey Through Journaling*by Guru SinghAngels Gather Here: Nine Angelic Aspects of Human Life on Planet Earth*by Guru Singh & Kevin HutchingsA Year of Prayer: 365 Inspirational Days (Volume 1)*by Guru Singh & Gurperkarma KhalsaSpiritual Pavement: Simple wisdom for the enlightened road (Volume 1)*by Guru SinghSpiritual Pavement: Volume Two: Simple wisdom for the enlightened road (Volume 2)by Guru SinghRelated Podcasts You Might EnjoyRRP #481: Guru Singh on AwarenessRRP #468: Guru Singh On ConsciousnessRRP #434: Guru Singh On Positivity — Why Receptivity Is The Better PathRRP #418: Guru Corner: Dare To Be You In A World That Values ConformityRRP #400: Guru Corner: How To Raise A Conscious Child With Guru SinghRRP #393: Guru Corner: Disrupting Depression With Guru SinghRRP #368: Guru Singh On Compassion, Discernment & The Primacy Of Self-MasteryRRP #332: Guru Singh on Building Emotional InfrastructureRRP #267: Guru Singh On The Power Of Cultivating AwarenessThanks toJason Camiolofor audio production, interstitial music and show notes; Margo Lubin andBlake Curtisfor video, editing and graphics. Theme music byAna Leimma.*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.HOWCAN 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".