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Roll On: Rest, Reflection & Responsibility

By February 3, 2022January 5th, 2023No Comments
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Episode #659



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.”


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.

The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Enjoy the show!

Peace + Plants,

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