“You’d be amazed by what you can learn from the people in your immediate environment if you just slow down and pay attention.”
Welcome to another edition of Roll On—my bi-monthly 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 hype man 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.
Some of the many topics explored in today’s conversation include:
- Heart rate zones, aerobic training, functional strength & dynamic workouts
- The Beirut explosion, Rich’s experiences in Beirut & how you can help
- The politicization of USPS & compromised integrity of our forthcoming election
- Finding mentors in our every day lives
- Bureo Hat & Net Positiva — products from recycled fishing nets
- The 30 Day No Single Use Plastic Challenge
- What is going on with QAnon
- LeBron James & Patrick Mahomes tackle voter suppression
In addition, we answer the following listener questions:
- How is creative expression related to well-being?
- How does one move forward post-breakup?
- If there is a through-line of sobriety, diet, and endurance, what is the universal truth that threads them together?
- And my thoughts on Joe Rogan moving from LA to Texas, and the mass exodus of digital workers in this age of work from home.
Thank you to Camille from Illinois, Gabriel from Puerto Rico, Josh from North Carolina, and John 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,
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- Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | Twitter
- Adam’s Books: Can’t Hurt Me | One Breath
- Rich’s Running For Peace Video: YouTube | Instagram
- New York Times: I Was Bloodied and Dazed. Beirut Strangers Treated Me Like a Friend.
- New York Times: After the Beirut Blast, Lebanon’s Whole Cabinet Quit. Now What?
- New York Times: Beirut Blast Hit 3 Disparate Neighborhoods. Now They’re United in Rage.
- Bloomberg: Beirut One Week Later
- Website: Maxime Chaya
- TED: Making Peace is a Marathon
- CNN: Explosion caught on bride’s wedding day video
- Donate: Thread of worthy organizations to support Beirut
- Donate: Lebanese Red Cross
- New York Times: Postal Crisis Ripples Across Nation as Election Looms
- New York Times: Where Americans Can Vote by Mail in the 2020 Elections
- FastCompany: How to help the Post Office: Things you can do to support the USPS right now
- Change.org: Save the USPS
- Website: Bureo
- YouTube: A Net Plus | Giving Discarded Fishing Nets a New Start
- Lauren Singer: Website | Instagram | YouTube
- Bea Johnson: Website | Instagram | Book
- CNN: QAnon is conspiratorial, dangerous, and growing. And we’re talking about it all wrong.
- NPR: QAnon Supporter Who Made Bigoted Videos Wins Ga. Primary, Likely Heading To Congress
- The New York Times: Think QAnon Is on the Fringe? So Was the Tea Party
- Independent: What is QAnon?
- The Atlantic: The Prophecies of Q
- The Undefeated: More Than A Vote: A letter to fans to fight Black voter suppression
- Book: The Plague by Albert Camus
- Book: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
- RRP 472: Chase Jarvis: Creativity is Our Birthright
- RRP 427: Brian Koppelman On The Artist Within
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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 Davy Greenberg; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.
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