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Roll On: The Art Of Memoir

By May 26, 2022January 5th, 2023No Comments
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Episode #682



Welcome to another edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein we riff on matters of interest across sports, culture, entertainment, and self-betterment.

Today we dissect top headlines from the world of endurance, celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Rich’s book Finding Ultra, discuss the elements that comprise an impactful memoir, and announce an exciting new giveaway.

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.

“Nobody’s out there awaiting your work. You’ve got to make it happen for yourself.”


Specific topics discussed in today’s episode include:

  • The devastating murder of star gravel cyclist Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson ;
  • Alistair Brownlee & Kristian Blummenfelt’s upcoming sub-7-hour Ironman project;
  • the New York Times article, These 90-Year-Old Runners Have Some Advice for You;
  • pop star Cody Simpson landing a spot on the Australian World Championship Swimming Team; and
  • what Rich learned about writing, publishing, life, and success on the 10th anniversary of Finding Ultra.

NOTE: This episode was recorded one day prior to the Uvalde school shooting. Therefore there is no discussion of this shocking event.

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

Giveaway: To celebrate a decade of Finding Ultra, we’re giving away 50 personally inscribed copies of the book. If you would like to enter, go to, join the mailing list, and await an email with further instructions. Enter by June 9th to secure an entry. No purchase is necessary, see official rules for details.

Peace + Plants,

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