Welcome to another edition of Roll On—my bi-weekly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions.
Once again serving up co-host duties is Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about 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, which chronicles the life and death of America’s greatest freediver, and is currently hard at work on a novel.
”We have to foster a culture that is conducive to people learning and growing in the public sphere.Rich Roll
Some of the many topics explored in today’s conversation include:
- An update on ultrarunner Tommy Rivs’ battle with lymphoma;
- Endurance training first principles;
- Why building a Zone 2 base is critical;
- DHS failures & overreach;
- Cancel culture: the Harper’s Letter & Bari Weiss;
- Gear review show & tell; and
- Wins of the week: Kai Lenny & Valarie Allman
The health of our society depends upon the free exchange of ideas.
– Rich Roll
In addition we answer the following listener questions:
- How to live with an angry & abusive alcoholic?
- The paralyzing perils of self-help addiction
- Daily habits to thrive
- What changes should be made to public education?
- Is it worth writing and sharing your story?
- How to effectively work with your spouse or partner
Thank you to Jake from Kansas City, Jackson from Wyoming, Adam from Alberta, Canada, Jeremy in Sant Michael, Minnesota, and Henry in Los Angeles 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.
The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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- Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | Twitter
- Adam’s Books: Can’t Hurt Me | One Breath
- Tommy Rivs: Instagram | GoFundMe | Run With Rivs | RageOn Auction
- GoFundMe: Support the Navajo Nation
- Runners World: The Running Community Rallies Around Tommy Rivers Puzey During His Hospitalization
- Washington Post: DHS complies intelligence reports on journalists who published leaked documents
- USA Today: Chaos at U.S. airports as new coronavirus screening begins
- No More Deaths, No Más Muertes: Military style raid: border patrol detains 30+ people receiving care at humanitarian aid station
- Harper’s Bazaar: A Letter on Justice and Open Debate
- The Atlantic: A Deeply Provincial View of Free Speech
- Bari Weiss: Letter of Resignation From The New York Times
- HBO: Weight of Gold
- Nonprofit: Switch4Good
- NPR: Lucinda Williams: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
- YouTube: Switch4Good Anti-dairy PSAs
- Youtube: Kai Lenny at Jaws | Red Bull Big Wave Awards
- Youtube: Kai Lenny at Nazaré | Red Bull Big Wave Awards
- Valarie Allman: Discus American Record Video
- Garmin: GPS Watches
- Coros: GPS Watches
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- Whoop: Recovery Tracker & App (code RICHROLL for 15% off)
- Form: Swim Goggles with Display
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Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Leia Marasovich; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.
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