After a seasonal sabbatical, ‘Roll On’ is back. And it’s time to hash out a bit of drama.
After a two-month respite, Roll On returns with a discussion on ‘Moneyball-esque’ advances in sports science, the role of podcasting in the culture wars, the importance of taking a professional pause, how my sleep habits ended up as ‘news’, and so much more.
As always, my magnanimous sidecar hype-beast and co-host Adam Skolnick joins me at the round table. Adam is an activist and veteran journalist known as David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me, co-author. He 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.
More specifically, topics discussed in today’s episode include:
- how the RRP community raised almost $500K for charity: water
- Adam’s recent NYT article on Norwegian triathlon dominance;
- the Joe Rogan and Spotify controversy and what it teaches us;
- lessons learned from Rich’s month-long sabbatical;
- the Alan Watts collection on the Waking Up app;
- why Station Eleven is the best show on TV; and
- media reactions to Rich’s ‘tent story’ on the Tim Ferriss show.
“Liberty has to be calibrated with responsibility.”
– RICH ROLL
As always, we close things out by taking a few listener questions. Today we answer:
- How do you optimize zone two training in non-impact workouts?
- Who do you draw inspiration from when feeling down?
- What do you do when your motivation for working out runs dry?
Thank you to Rebecca from Santa Maria, Sam from Baton Rouge, and April from Santa Monica 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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- Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | Twitter
- Rich Roll Podcast: Twitter | Instagram
- Taco Vega: Los Angeles
- Charity Water: Lifetime Impact
- New York Times: Why Do They Swim-Bike-Run So Fast? Data.
- New York Times: I Ditched My Smart Watch, and I Don’t Regret It
- New York Times: Spotify’s Joe Rogan Problem Isn’t Going Away
- New York Times: Spotify and Joe Rogan Respond to Complaints About Covid Misinformation
- New York Times: My Young Mind Was Disturbed by a Book. It Changed My Life.
- Podcast: Decoding the Gurus
- YouTube: Rebel Wisdom
- Podcast: The Peter Attia Drive
- Tim Ferriss Show: Rich Roll — Reinventing Your Life at 30, 40, and Beyond
- Insider: A man who sleeps in a tent in his yard while his wife sleeps in their bed says their arrangement doesn’t affect his marriage
- The Young Turks: Why Is This Husband Sleeping Alone In A Tent?
- Waking Up: The Alan Watts Collection
- HBOMax: Station Eleven
- New Yorker: In “Station Eleven,” All Art Is Adaptation
- Vanity Fair: Station Eleven Is a Disarmingly Hopeful Post-Apocalyptic Tale
- NYT: Finding Joy Through Art at the End of the World in ‘Station Eleven’
- Book: Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention—and How to Think Deeply Again
- Book: Old Path White Clouds
- Book: Still Life: The Myths and Magic of Mindful Living
- HBO Max: Station Eleven
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