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Roll On: How Social Media Erodes The Mind, Finding Meaning in Grief & Fitness After Covid (+ Endurance Wins & Rollie Victors!)

By April 21, 2022January 5th, 2023No Comments
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Episode #675



Welcome to another edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein we riff on matters of interest across sports, culture, entertainment, and self-betterment. Today we also announce the winners of the 2021 ‘Rollies’, answer a listener question on grief, check in with everyone’s favorite coach, Chris Hauth, and more.

As always, my co-host is Mr. Adam Skolnick, an activist, veteran journalist, and 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 also the author of One Breath and still uses the ‘new dad’ excuse to avoid working on his novel.

“You can allow tragedy to define you in a self-destructive way or find a spark of meaning that ignites a path of service.”


Topics discussed in today’s episode include:

  • Rich’s recent adventures in Miami (and getting COVID)
  • Oz Pearlman’s Central Park FKT
  • Robbie Balenger on ‘outlasting a Tesla’
  • Memorable performances from the Boston Marathon
  • Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid
  • Winners of the 2021 ‘Rollies’
  • Coaching check-in with Chris Hauth; and
  • We field a listener question on how to make sense of catastrophic and heartbreaking losses?

Thank you to Jake from Palo Alto, California for today’s listener question. That one took guts and vulnerability. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Group Page or, better yet, leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.

Note: We will be recording a sleep specific AMA episode with Dr. Matthew Walker (RRP 600) in the near future. Please submit your sleep questions for consideration by sending an e-mail to [email protected] or leaving a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.

The visually inclined can watch today’s show go down on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


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