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Roll On: Decaying Seas, Lost Hills & Gun Madness

By April 1, 2021No Comments
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Episode #592



How do we end gun violence in America? What can we do to stop marine destruction? How do we untangle masculinity and meat-eating? Plus, we need to talk about that murder in Malibu Creek State Park, Rich’s backyard trail paradise.

Welcome to another edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein myself and the always congenial and ponderous Adam Skolnick chew on matters of the day in a manner that is instructive and possibly even entertaining. As always, we share good news and bad. We do a bit of show and tell. And we answer your questions.

Aside from serving as my bi-monthly sidecar hype-beast, 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.

Topics explored in today’s conversation include:

  • the nuances of Zone 2 training & weightlifting;
  • an update on the Iron Cowboy’s ‘Conquer 100’ challenge;
  • the beginning of the Derek Chauvin trial & how to change public safety;
  • mass shootings & the repercussions of America’s gun obsession;
  • the new documentary ‘Seaspiracy’;
  • the new podcast ‘Lost Hills’; and
  • Robbie Balanger’s Central Park Loop FKT.

“Gun-related deaths in the United States are 25% higher than in any other country–we are past due for redressing this problem in a meaningful way.”


In addition, we answer the following listener questions:

  • How do you manage relationships when your values change?
  • How do we break the stereotype that meat-eating is masculine?
  • How can we deconstruct masculinity and see vulnerability as a strength?

Thank you to Kumaran from South Africa, Casey from Austin, and Cindy from New Hampshire 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.

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