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Roll On: The Medium Is The Magnet

By August 25, 2022January 22nd, 2024No Comments
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Episode #700



Welcome to ‘Roll On’, the semi-bi-weekly version of the podcast where we ramble on matters of interest across culture, sports, art, literature, politics, self-betterment, 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.

Today we celebrate episode 700 (700!) with an update on personal goings on, cover headlines from the world of endurance, share highlights from recent travels, banter on wealth inequality, answer a few listener questions, and more.

“Use your platform to speak your truth—but not for the purpose of monetizing strife.”


Specific topics discussed in today’s episode include:

  • Rich’s recent visit to London;
  • centenarian Mike Fremont’s meal plan;
  • headlines from the world of obscure sports: swimming, ultrarunning & freediving;
  • thoughts on 20-somethings prioritizing experience over career;
  • the cultural implications behind the recent attack of Salman Rushdie;
  • wealth inequality (and the Sydney Sweeney backlash);
  • culture war profiteering;
  • the impact of the internet on journalism, discourse & focus; and
  • fun

In addition, we answer the following listener questions:

  • How do you balance accomplishing your goals with meeting the needs of your loved ones and family?
  • Is it unrealistic to look for a partner that aligns with all of your values?

Thank you to Adam from Fort Collins and Anita From New Zealand 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 today’s show on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Peace + Plants,

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