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Roll On: Body Brokers

By March 4, 2021March 22nd, 2021No Comments
Episode #585

ROLL ON:

BODY BROKERS

This is a story of spiritual swindlers. Sober living scammers. Underground insurance fraud. And widespread institutional neglect.

In today’s edition of ‘Roll On’, Adam Skolnick and I discuss the rampant corruption incident to unregulated addiction treatment centers—brutal truths illuminated in the new independent film Body Brokers. We share good news and bad. We perform a bit of show and tell. And as always, we answer listener questions.

For those new to the podcast, Adam Skolnick is an activist and veteran journalist best known as 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 the author of One Breath and is currently  using the ‘new dad’ excuse to avoid working on his novel.

Some of the many other topics explored in today’s conversation include:

  • an update on Adam’s preparation for the Goggins’ 4 x 4 x 48 challenge;
  • the Iron Cowboy’s ‘Conquer 100’ challenge;
  • gravel cycling & Rich’s Specialized ambassadorship;
  • the new documentary ‘Diving Deep’ and the life of activist Mike deGruy;
  • Barack Obama’s new podcast and the future of the podcasting;
  • the recent rise in Asian hate crime; and
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s impact on free speech—and what it means today.

“Treatment center corruption is among the vilest of crimes—an abuse of trust that escalates the body count by treating addicts as chattel.”

– RICH ROLL

In addition, we answer the following listener questions:

  • If you could have a conversation with three luminaries living or dead, who would you choose?
  • How do you make time to pursue ultra-running without disrupting work and family balance?
  • What books, podcasts, and other types of media do you consume?

Thank you to Josh from North Carolina, Tara from Long Beach, and Emily from Minneapolis 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 our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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