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The Rich Roll Podcast

Rich Roll | Author | Ultra-Endurance Athlete | Wellness Evangelist

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A master-class in personal and professional development, ultra-athlete, wellness evangelist and bestselling author Rich Roll delves deep with the world's brightest and most thought provoking thought leaders to educate, inspire and empower you to unle...Show More
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Dan Buettner: Lessons From the World’s Happiest People

1:47:08 | Oct 23rd, 2017

“Follow your bliss, not your material desires.” Dan Buettner  We all want to be happy. But what exactly is happiness? Can it be cultivated? And if so, how? Somewhere along the way, you’ve likely heard of something called the Blue Zones — a term coi...Show More
Lisa Damour, PhD On Parenting Teens Under Pressure

2:18:02 | Apr 30th

“We run the risk now of raising a generation that is stressed about being stressed, and anxious about being anxious.” Lisa Damour, PhD Today’s expedition takes us into the beautifully mysterious world of parenting, with a specific lens on navigatin...Show More
Optimizing Spring Training: Chris Hauth Returns

1:31:36 | Apr 26th

“You are never going to be the same person you were yesterday because there’s always something you learned in that workout about yourself, your fitness, your mind, and your nutrition. That’s the training process.” Chris Hauth Making his latest app...Show More
David Sinclair On Extending Human Lifespan & The Science Behind Aging

2:26:09 | Apr 23rd

“Nothing matters except making the world a better place after you’ve been here.” David Sinclair, PhD Everybody grows old. Everyone dies. But is this scientific fact? Or is it merely a story based on history and our current understanding of biology?...Show More
The Strava Story: Building A Fitness Community Fueled By Emotional Connection

2:00:27 | Apr 16th

“If you sweat, you’re an athlete. It’s as simple as that.” Mark Gainey & Michael Horvath Riding up a local canyon climb back in what must have been late 2009, my Airstream-dwelling, frequent cycling compadre Stu Bone couldn’t stop talking about thi...Show More
Guru Singh On Positivity — Why Receptivity Is The Better Path

1:22:26 | Apr 12th

“Sometimes what appears to be negative is the most positive thing you can do. What appears to be ‘safe’ is sometimes the most dangerous thing you can be doing for your life” Guru Singh Welcome to yet another edition Guru Corner featuring Guru Singh...Show More
Kevin Smith On The Heart Attack That Saved His Life & The Art Of Prolific Creativity

2:36:04 | Apr 8th

“Don’t identify as an artist, be the art.“ Kevin Smith About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. In other words, America’s number one killer claims 1 out of every 4 deaths. Not all heart attacks are fatal. But w...Show More
David Bronner On Cosmic Engagement, Conscious Capitalism & Cultivating Unity

1:46:00 | Apr 2nd

“We’re systematically destroying the life in soil and bringing our crops to harvest with more and more chemical inputs and treating soil like dead dirt instead of the life-giving resource that it is.“ David Bronner Eat local. Buy organic. Avoid...Show More
Mike Posner On Making Art, Embracing Growth & Walking Across America

1:58:52 | Mar 26th

“I really try not to pay attention as much as I can to the reaction to the art. For me the reward is in the making of the art in the first place.“ Mike Posner  An accomplished singer, songwriter, poet & producer, Mike Posner knows what it’s lik...Show More
Jack Dorsey On Solitude, Self-Care & Shouldering The Health of Global Conversation

2:26:20 | Mar 22nd

“There’s no path towards evolution and making something better unless we can talk about it.“ Jack Dorsey  Imagine shouldering responsibility of one of the planet’s largest social networks. Now imagine that’s just one of your jobs, the second fo...Show More
The Paradox of Passion With Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness

2:05:12 | Mar 19th

“There is both good passion and bad passion. And what direction your passion takes is largely up to you.” Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness    Follow your passion. For many it’s a mantra. For others, an over-hyped trope. I plead guilty to a...Show More
Nadia Bolz-Weber Is Shameless — Reconciling Sex & God With Grace

2:09:34 | Mar 12th

  “God, please help me not be an asshole, is about as common a prayer as I pray in my life.“ Nadia Bolz-Weber Today we continue my exploration of faith with one of the most fascinating spiritual leaders in America today — a Lutheran pastor an...Show More
Brian Koppelman On The Artist Within, Nurturing Your Voice & The Importance Of Consistent Creative Practice

1:30:12 | Mar 8th

  “Nobody has to give you permission to do the work that you want to do.” Brian Koppelman Today’s guest was always creative, but never thought of himself of an artist. Then Brian Koppelman shifted his mindset. He adopted consistent daily prac...Show More
San Quentin To Saved: Chris Schuhmacher’s Last Mile To Redemption

2:11:08 | Mar 5th

“I knew I had to take ownership of what I did and regardless of the circumstances, I was going to try and become somebody different.” Chris Schuhmacher This is a story of mistakes made. Of penance served. And the hard wrought path to atonement,...Show More
Tom Bilyeu On Exiting The Matrix, How To Develop ‘Techne’ & Why Mindset Is Everything

2:41:58 | Feb 26th

“Once you realize that you can do anything that you set your mind to, how you spend your time becomes a spiritual consideration.” Tom Bilyeu Like most of us, Tom Bilyeu chased money for nearly a decade only to end up emotionally bankrupt. What ...Show More
The War Inside: Combat Veteran Sarah Lee On PTSD & How Cycling America Saved Her Life

2:20:30 | Feb 22nd

“The war inside is totally different from the one we were trained to win.” Sarah Lee  Imagine finding yourself in a place so painful, dark and hopeless that suicide feels like the only option. Welcome to post traumatic stress disorder. Few thin...Show More
Eat Plants Not Animals: James Aspey Is Defending The Voiceless

2:28:02 | Feb 19th

“I went voiceless because they’re voiceless.“ James Aspey  Why do we love dogs, eat pigs and wear cows? Dr. Melanie Joy coined this phenomenon speciesism. James Aspey calls it what it is — just plain wrong. Motivated to raise greater awareness for ...Show More
Todd Herman On The Alter Ego Effect: Unlocking The Hero Within

2:18:56 | Feb 12th

“There’s a big difference between interested and committed.” Todd Herman  What if I told you that one secret to success just might be adopting a secret identity? I know. It sounds weird. I too was skeptical. But today’s guest sold me with one uniqu...Show More
The Queens Of EPIC5: Danielle Grabol & Melissa Urie On Girl Power Grit

2:23:22 | Feb 8th

“Everybody wants the finish line. Everybody wants a medal. But people don’t want to put the work in.” Danielle Grabol In 2010, the tireless and intrepid Jason Lester hoodwinked me into his latest fit of voluntary suffering insanity: an attempt to c...Show More
Marco Borges’ Greenprint For Your Best Self & A Better World

2:06:28 | Feb 5th

“What is it all about? It’s about being healthier, happier, better to the animals, kinder to each other and the planet – and it all stems from what we’re putting into our bodies.” Marco Borges Last week, Beyoncé and Jay-Z made news across the world...Show More
Damien Mander: The Vegan Sniper On How Women Are Winning The War On Big Game Poaching

1:34:45 | Jan 29th

“Only one [species] has the power to determine what level of suffering is acceptable for all other sentient beings to endure.” Damien Mander You don’t want to fuck with Damien Mander. The very definition of an alpha-male modern warrior, Damien is a...Show More
Dare To Be You In A World That Values Conformity

1:21:18 | Jan 25th

“Are you a fraud to society or a fraud to yourself?” Guru Singh Welcome to another edition Guru Corner featuring my favorite teacher on all things mystic and metaphysical, Guru Singh. Fusing Eastern mysticism with Western pragmatism, Guru Singh is ...Show More
Kílian Jornet: Summiting The Mind Of The World’s Greatest Mountain Runner

1:55:02 | Jan 22nd

“Conquering mountains is an ironic phrase. We are not conquering them. We can never pretend to be fighting nature because we are part of it.” Kílian Jornet Never meet your heroes, they say. Fortunately, this entire podcast is based on ignoring that...Show More
Addiction & Depression: Johann Hari On Lost Connections

2:10:14 | Jan 15th

“The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. It’s connection.” Johann Hari Why are we seeing unprecedented rates of depressions? What’s behind our current opioid epidemic? And what can be done about it? Journalist and author Johann Hari suggests that...Show More
Winter Fitness & The Canon Of Consistency With Chris Hauth

1:16:28 | Jan 11th

“We’re able to give so much more when we take care of ourselves on a daily basis.” Chris Hauth Making his latest appearance in our ongoing Coach’s Corner series is none other than Chris Hauth, one of the world’s most respected endurance and ultra-e...Show More
Zach Bush, MD On The Science & Spirituality of Human And Planetary Transformation

2:21:50 | Jan 8th

“If we don’t reconnect with nature, we will just destroy it again.” Zach Bush MD In my humble opinion, Zach Bush, MD isn’t just one of the most compelling medical minds currently working to improve our understanding of human and environmental healt...Show More
You Can’t Hurt David Goggins: Going Beyond Motivation & Why Mindset Is Everything

2:25:28 | Jan 1st

“You have to go to war with yourself before you can find peace” David Goggins I can think of no better guest to usher in 2019 than the mighty one himself. Incontrovertibly the most inspirational person I have ever met, today David Goggins returns f...Show More
The Best of 2018: Part II

2:30:09 | Dec 28th, 2018

“Failure is an action, not an identity. And if you learn from it, you get better. That’s how you grow.” Des Linden Welcome to the Best of 2018 — Part II: our way of taking a moment to reflect on the past twelve months by revisiting the year’s most ...Show More
The Best of 2018: Part I

2:17:44 | Dec 24th, 2018

“True behavior change is really identity change.” James Clear Welcome to the 6th annual Best of the RRP Anthology — our way of taking a moment to reflect on the year, express gratitude and give thanks for taking this journey with us. Over the last ...Show More
Dr. Dean & Anne Ornish: The Power of Lifestyle Medicine To Undo Disease & Live Better

2:11:48 | Dec 17th, 2018

“It’s not just about living longer, it’s about feeling better and improving the quality of life.” Dr. Dean Ornish Today we explore what it truly means to live healthy and well. It’s obvious that diet and exercise play a crucial role in this equatio...Show More
How Dirt Diva Catra Corbett Was Reborn On The Run

2:17:18 | Dec 10th, 2018

“Getting out is the first step.” Catra Corbett If Ross Edgley is a real-life Aquaman, I nominate ultrarunner extraordinaire Catra Corbett as a real-life Wonder Woman. Definitely one of the planet’s most colorful athletes, Catra’s polychromatic goth...Show More
Ross Edgley Is The Real Aquaman — Lessons In Fortitude From (Arguably) The Fittest Man Alive

2:34:26 | Dec 7th, 2018

“You find the most honest version of yourself in complete exhaustion.“ Ross Edgley To be certain, we face great challenges — global climate change, political divisiveness, mass shootings, social & economic disparity, chronic disease, addiction, rac...Show More
Jimmy Chin & Chai Vasarhelyi On The Making of ‘Free Solo’ & Living Beyond Fear

1:44:32 | Dec 3rd, 2018

“If you’re going to make a film, it should be about something that is incredibly meaningful to you.“ Chai Vasarhelyi If you enjoyed my conversations with adventure athletes Alex Honnold (RRP 351), Conrad Anker (RRP 170), Hilaree Nelson (RRP 364) an...Show More
The Iceman Cometh: Wim Hof On Elevating Consciousness & Amplifying Human Potential

1:48:07 | Nov 26th, 2018

“We are so successful at being comfortable that comfort is becoming the enemy of success.” Wim Hof Today we dive into the deep end of higher consciousness. We challenge the limits of human potential. And we explore the power of the mind to unlock s...Show More
Lindsey Vonn’s Got Grit: Lessons From The World’s Most Decorated Female Ski Racer

1:02:40 | Nov 19th, 2018

“It’s hard to beat the person that won’t quit.” Lindsey Vonn  What’s it like to be the very best in the world at something? Today I explore this question and so much more with a woman who truly needs no introduction. Not only is Lindsey Vonn the mo...Show More
Music Mogul Jason Flom On Reforming Criminal Justice & Resurrecting Rock ‘N Roll

1:50:40 | Nov 16th, 2018

“Be kind to yourself, to other people, animals and the Earth.“ Jason Flom  Today I sit down with music industry titan Jason Flom for a deep dive into what currently ails our criminal justice system, and how to fix it. The current CEO of LAVA Record...Show More
How Josh LaJaunie Lost 200+ Pounds & Reinvented Himself: Thoughts On Mindset, Habits & Giving Back

2:03:30 | Nov 12th, 2018

“There’s no more nutrient dense way to eat than a plant-based diet.” Josh LaJaunie I have never met a more inspirational everyman example of healthy, transformative living than Josh LaJaunie. After 400+ episodes of the podcast, our initial conversa...Show More
Bruce Friedrich On The Clean Meat Revolution

1:48:20 | Nov 5th, 2018

“Raising crops to feed animals so we can eat animals is vastly inefficient.” Bruce Friedrich  7.5 billion people currently share this spinning blue planet we call Earth. By 2050, that number will escalate to 9.7 billion. By 2100? 11 billion. How ca...Show More
James Clear On Why Habits Are The Compound Interest of Self-Improvement

2:23:36 | Oct 28th, 2018

“True behavior change is really identity change.” James Clear What stands in the way of becoming the person you aspire to be? Maybe it’s circumstances. Access or opportunity. For many its bad habits, exacerbated by the unsuccessful war waged to rep...Show More
How To Raise A Conscious Child With Guru Singh

1:28:00 | Oct 25th, 2018

“If we don’t allow ourselves to be imperfect we will never get good.” Guru Singh Welcome to another edition Guru Corner — a spiritual version of my popular Coach’s Corner series featuring my favorite teacher on all things mystic and metaphysical, G...Show More
Scott Harrison Is Not Afraid Of Work Without End

1:49:04 | Oct 22nd, 2018

“Charity means love. It means to look after your neighbor in need and get nothing in return.” Scott Harrison From the outside looking in, he was living the dream. Killer SoHo loft. Private jets to exotic locales. Rolex, cover model girlfriend and c...Show More
Jamie Dornan & Sacha Gervasi On The Delusion of Celebrity & The Life of Hervé

1:19:14 | Oct 15th, 2018

“You can have everything. But if how you see everything is wrong, you have nothing.” Sacha Gervasi Today I sit down with actor Jamie Dornan and filmmaker Sacha Gervasi, a man I love dearly and have known for over 20 years, to discuss their recent c...Show More
Fiona Oakes & Keegan Kuhn Are Running For Good

1:30:36 | Oct 11th, 2018

“Being vegan doesn’t hold you back from anything and in fact, it might make you better at what you want to do.” Keegan Kuhn Today’s episode features a conversation conducted before a live audience at the Laemmle Royal Theatre in Los Angles with acc...Show More
KJ Dell’Antonia Wants You To Be A Happier Parent

1:51:04 | Oct 7th, 2018

“Our kids don’t need the burden of our happiness on top of theirs.” KJ Dell’Antonia As every parent will attest, it’s so easy to sublimate one’s self care for the interest of a child’s needs – it’s basically programmed into our DNA. Intellectually ...Show More
Jedidiah Jenkins On Shaking The Sleeping Self & The Quest To Live Without Regrets

2:40:40 | Sep 30th, 2018

“The truth is the teacher. If I just tell the truth, it will have a message.” Jedidiah Jenkins The late Anthony Bourdain once said, “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind...Show More
Knox Robinson On Why Running Is An Act of Rebellion

2:23:28 | Sep 24th, 2018

“Running is an act of rebellion.” Knox Robinson What is running culture? I suppose the answer depends upon whom you ask. For example, Sanjay Rawal’s perspective will likely vary from that of Shalane Flanagan. If you ask Knox Robinson, his definitio...Show More
Disrupting Depression With Guru Singh

1:15:54 | Sep 21st, 2018

“Every single moment is a teacher.” Guru Singh Welcome to another edition Guru Corner — a spiritual version of my popular Coach’s Corner series featuring my favorite teacher on all things mystic and metaphysical, Guru Singh. For those new to the sh...Show More
Yuval Noah Harari On Why Clarity is Power

1:18:42 | Sep 17th, 2018

“In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power.” Yuval Noah Harari What is the relationship between history and biology? What is the essential difference between Homo sapiens and other animals? Is there justice in history? Does his...Show More
Strength Coach Mike Mahler Wants To Optimize Your Hormones

2:57:52 | Sep 10th, 2018

“Compassion is the most important form of strength.” Mike Mahler When we ponder health, we tend to think about things like diet and exercise. Overlooked in this conversation is the primacy of hormone regulation. Chemical messengers that control alm...Show More
Dublin Live: Cultivating Community with The Happy Pear

1:35:42 | Sep 7th, 2018

“Attraction always works better than promotion.” Rich Roll This episode features the audio from a live event I hosted this past summer at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin with Stephen & David Flynn of The Happy Pear. Long-time listeners will well reme...Show More
Sanjay Rawal On Running As Spiritual Practice

2:19:22 | Sep 3rd, 2018

“Running unites us. At one point, every culture on Earth relied on running. It’s baked into our DNA.” Sanjay Rawal Most contemplate running as exercise. A physical practice we reluctantly endure. An uncomfortable discipline we tolerate for the sake...Show More
John Joseph On The PMA Effect: Transcending Labels & Transforming Lives

2:48:58 | Aug 27th, 2018

“I made it through the things I did because I had ammunition in the form of knowledge, which I could take shelter of in my darkest hours.“ John Joseph Back by popular demand, my main man and provocateur-at-large John Joseph returns for his 6th appe...Show More
The Power of Ceremony and Ritual with Julie Piatt

1:29:02 | Aug 24th, 2018

“The answer lies within your own being.” Julie Piatt Today’s podcast is the latest installment in my ongoing series of ponderous mind melds with the wise and profound Julie Piatt — aka SriMati — my wife and in-house spiritual guru. For those new to...Show More
Tony Hawk Is Still Killing It At 50: Do What You Love & Live Outside Your Comfort Zone

1:25:08 | Aug 20th, 2018

“My definition of success is doing what you love. I feel many people do things because they feel they have to, and are hesitant to risk following their passion.” Tony Hawk Tony Hawk was age 9 when his older brother gave him a blue fiberglass skateb...Show More
Pro Bodybuilder Nimai Delgado On Vegan Gains, Training Pains & Changing The Game

2:21:42 | Aug 13th, 2018

“It’s always about hard work. It’s always about the diet. It’s always about sacrifice and effort.” Nimai Delgado But where do you get your protein? I get this question a lot. Today’s guest probably gets it more than anyone on Earth. A sweetheart of...Show More
Live Life Awake: The Art & Science of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine

2:08:00 | Aug 10th, 2018

“Spend time with your tribe. Having like-minded people who lift you up will change the trajectory of your path much faster than anything you can will in yourself.” Jennifer Ayres Welcome to another special mid-week conversation lifted from our rece...Show More
Bassem Youssef: The Jon Stewart of Egypt On Political Satire, The Power of Plants & The Pursuit of Happiness

1:31:12 | Aug 6th, 2018

“Hate is illogical and hating other human beings is something that is outside of our nature” Bassem Youssef One minute you’re a heart surgeon. Blink once and you’re hosting the most watched television program in Middle East histor...Show More
Superfood Superman Darin Olien On Barùkas, Breath & Brain States

2:07:38 | Jul 30th, 2018

“I want people to consume the greatest foods in the world so they can can actually thrive and have the energy to kick ass and live the dream life they want.” Darin Olien What’s it like to explore the planet’s hidden corners treasure hunting for the...Show More
Brian Rose On Why He Left Millions In Banking To Inspire Millions Online

2:39:50 | Jul 23rd, 2018

“The brain is a pliable instrument. If you don’t program it, someone else will.” Brian Rose This week I explore the story of a extremely smart, capable and disciplined man who lost his way in the pursuit of the American Dream. It’s a quest that lef...Show More
Finding Joy In Simplicity With The Happy Pear

1:46:28 | Jul 20th, 2018

“If you’re happy with really simple things, it’s a lot easier to find joy every day.” The Happy Pear Conducted live during our recent Plantpower Italia retreat, this special mid-week edition of the podcast features my third conversation with Stephe...Show More
John McAvoy: From Armed Robbery To Professional Athlete — One Man Reformed Through The Power of Sport

2:34:48 | Jul 16th, 2018

“I’ve nearly been shot dead by the police – twice. I’ve been to court and handed a life sentence at 24 years old. I’ve been around some of the most dangerous men in the country, actual psychopaths… When I race, I feel tremendously honored that I can ...Show More
Eduardo Garcia Is The Bionic Chef: Regret Nothing, Forgive Everything

2:04:27 | Jul 9th, 2018

“Wake up every morning empowered by where you’ve been and encouraged by the curiosity, possibility and wonderlust of where you’re about to go.” Eduardo Garcia Imagine yourself alone in the Montana backcountry. You’re doing what you love — camping, ...Show More
Training Versus Exercise: Chris Hauth On The Athlete Mindset

1:40:56 | Jul 5th, 2018

“An athlete is a mindset. It’s how you prepare, think and execute. Not because of some elite status or physical stature. Anybody can be an athlete.” Chris Hauth Today I am once again joined by 2-time Olympian Chris Hauth for another edition of Coac...Show More
Rangan Chatterjee, MD on How to Make Disease Disappear

2:27:06 | Jul 2nd, 2018

“Getting people better doesn’t come from scientific papers. It’s about creating actionable information.” Rangan Chatterjee MD The developed world is mired in a cataclysmic epidemic of chronic lifestyle illness. Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high ...Show More
How Des Linden Won Boston: Lessons on Big Goals, Showing Up & Loving The Work

1:32:06 | Jun 25th, 2018

“Some days it just flows and I feel like I’m born to do this, other days it feels like I’m trudging through hell. Every day I make the choice to show up and see what I’ve got, and to try and be better. My advice: keep showing up.” Des Linden On Apr...Show More
The Power of Owning Your Story

1:37:24 | Jun 22nd, 2018

“Everything in your life is happening for you, instead of happening to you.” Julie Piatt Today’s podcast is a conversation and interactive audience Q&A with me and Julie Piatt, excerpted from the first group session conducted during our recent retr...Show More
Utkarsh Ambudkar Is Breaking Hollywood Stereotypes

2:02:58 | Jun 18th, 2018

“I don’t have the muscle of self-pity.” Utkarsh Ambudkar One day you get a call from your friend Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I’ve got this thing I’m working on,” he says. “Are you interested?” Without thought or question, Utkarsh Ambudkar jumps at the opp...Show More
Strength in Stillness: Bob Roth On The Power of Transcendental Meditation & Bringing Calm To The Center of Life’s Storm

1:13:44 | Jun 11th, 2018

“The more we understand the deadly impact of stress, the more we’re looking at alternatives to just a pill.” Bob Roth Long-time listeners know well that meditation is a recurring topic of exploration on this podcast. Today I continue this tradition...Show More
There’s Always A Way: Alex Banayan on The Third Door

2:20:30 | Jun 8th, 2018

“Life, business, success . . . it’s just like a nightclub. There are always three ways in.” Alex Banayan The day before his freshman year final exams, 18-year old Alex Banayan hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold it, and used the prize m...Show More
How to Be Well: Frank Lipman, MD On The Keys To A Happy & Healthy Life

1:54:48 | Jun 4th, 2018

“Make your default mode one of generosity. It’s a nice way to live, and it’s contagious.” Frank Lipman MD Health isn’t the absence of disease. It’s a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing. Frank Lipman, MD gets ...Show More
Jesse Itzler On Building Your Life Resume & Why Happiness Is An Action

1:50:12 | May 28th, 2018

“I think a lot of people look at ‘happiness’ as a decision and I look at it as how I choose to live my life — doing things that make me happy with the people that make me happy.” Jesse Itzler It’s easy to take risks when your back is against the wa...Show More
Guru Singh On Compassion, Discernment & The Primacy of Self-Mastery

1:40:46 | May 24th, 2018

“Life is not about controlling the outside world. It’s about mastering perceptions from the inside.” Guru Singh This episode marks the first installment of Guru Corner — a spiritual version of my popular Coach’s Corner series featuring my favorite ...Show More
Fasting For Longevity With Valter Longo, Ph.D.

1:57:54 | May 21st, 2018

“Let’s combine hacking with our history — and where we come from — to make sure we stay in tune with evolution.” Valter Longo PhD When it comes to longevity, the goal isn’t just to live as long as possible. The true objective is to live as vibrantl...Show More
In Search of Mastery With Dr. Michael Gervais: How To Develop A High Performance Mindset

1:34:12 | May 14th, 2018

“Balance is overrated. Forget about being balanced and work on being present.” Dr. Michael Gervais What are the consistent behavioral themes across the spectrum of high performing athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and change makers? Is there a comm...Show More
Kurt Sutter Is A Fearless Storyteller

2:39:40 | May 10th, 2018

“I should be dead. I know that. I should not be successful. I know that too. My daily existence is a toss of the coin – one side, fear, the other side, gratitude.” Kurt Sutter Fundamentally, I’m a people pleaser. It took years of sobriety before I ...Show More
Hilaree Nelson On The Virtues Of Living An Adventurous Life

1:46:44 | May 7th, 2018

“It’s truly a necessity to have a passion as a compass in life.” Hilaree Nelson It’s so easy to get comfortable. To accept life as it is. To kick back — and just settle. Luxury and ease are what we are taught to seek. But it’s actually at odds with...Show More
Ultimate Weight Loss Secrets With Chef AJ

1:51:44 | Apr 30th, 2018

“Many people don’t change until the pain associated with change is less than the pain of staying the same.” Chef AJ Let’s be clear: just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you’re healthy. To be sure, for so many reasons, eating animal free is awesom...Show More
Michael Klim Is An Olympic Swimming Legend

1:35:08 | Apr 23rd, 2018

“You can’t rest on your laurels. You have to be constantly evolving.” Michael Klim What exactly does it take to become an Olympic legend? Every elite athlete is devoted to mastering their craft. Some even strike gold on the world’s largest stage. A...Show More
AMORE! Rich & Julie On Relationships — Plus Italian Cuisine 2.0

1:23:04 | Apr 20th, 2018

“It’s an amazing opportunity when you develop the ability to observe yourself.” Julie Piatt Do you think a healthy vegan lifestyle means giving up your favorite creamy pastas and cheesy pizzas? Think again. Today I sit down with Julie Piatt – mi am...Show More
Tom Scott On Curiosity, The Power of Story & The Lost Art of Conversation

2:08:16 | Apr 16th, 2018

“Storytelling is a big part of what I do, but it’s all driven by curiosity.” Tom Scott There is nothing more powerful than a story well told. Built into the very fabric of what makes us human, this ancient art holds the power to transform not just ...Show More
Alex Hutchinson On Redefining The Limits of Human Performance

2:17:08 | Apr 9th, 2018

“In a wide variety of human activity, achievement is not possible without discomfort.” Alex Hutchinson Let’s talk about limits. What is your true ceiling? How do you frame the outer edge of your capabilities? Are these checks and balances truth? or...Show More
Frank Shamrock Uncaged: From Abuse & Incarceration To MMA Legend

1:37:42 | Apr 5th, 2018

“I believe there is a champion in all of us. No matter the circumstances, each and every human being should be encouraged to achieve excellence in life. You should live your own dreams.” Frank Shamrock He grew up in poverty. His childhood was marre...Show More
Light Watkins On Dispelling Meditation Myths — And Why You Should Adopt A Daily Practice

1:54:24 | Apr 2nd, 2018

“Life is going to catch up to your practice.” Light Watkins We all want to be happy. So why is it so elusive? The problem isn’t information. We all know our contentedness is linked to eating right, sleeping well and surrounding ourselves with those...Show More
Susan David, Ph.D On The Power of Emotional Agility & Why Discomfort Is The Price Of Admission To A Meaningful Life

1:50:44 | Mar 26th, 2018

“When we block or suppress or push aside emotions, we actually stop ourselves from being our most effective, successful beings.” Susan David PhD The way we navigate our inner world – our everyday thoughts, emotions, and self-stories – is the single...Show More
From Eating Disorder To Olympic Glory: Dotsie Bausch On Defying Age & Championing Compassion

2:23:50 | Mar 23rd, 2018

“There truly is a way out. Once an anorexic, NOT always an anorexic.” Dotsie Bausch We tend to think Olympic athletes live perfect, charmed lives. Genetically gifted, they inhabit a world beyond mortal challenges — physical specimens oozing talent ...Show More
Rob Bell Is ‘The Heretic’ – Filmmaker Andrew Morgan & Christianity’s Most Polarizing Voice

1:59:07 | Mar 19th, 2018

“We want a sense of wonder and awe in our lives.” Rob Bell You know that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when two people you love, respect, and admire combine their considerable talents to create a work that exceeds the sum of it’s parts? That’s the fe...Show More
Zach Bush, M.D. On GMO’s, Glyphosate & Healing The Gut

1:52:56 | Mar 12th, 2018

“The politicians are not the solution. You and I are the solution as consumers.” Zach Bush MD What if I told you that a vast number of physical maladies are caused by inflammation, the bodyʼs immune response to a multitude of stressors. The good ne...Show More
Kathy Freston Is The Queen of Clean Protein

1:48:37 | Mar 8th, 2018

“Wellness isn’t about deprivation and it’s not about perfection. It is about pointing yourself in the direction of growth.” Kathy Freston Where do you get your protein? Notwithstanding rising mainstream awareness that a plant-based diet provides mo...Show More
Alex Honnold: The Free Soul of Free Solo Climbing On Fear, Risk, Mindset & What It Means To Be Truly Alive

1:57:07 | Mar 5th, 2018

“No matter the risks we take, we always consider the end to be too soon, even though in life, more than anything else, quality should be more important than quantity.” Alex Honnold Last week I asked you to imagine being attacked by a 9-foot bull sh...Show More
Paul de Gelder On The Shark Attack That Saved His Life

2:18:48 | Feb 26th, 2018

“Your greatest fears can actually become your greatest strengths.” Paul de Gelder  Imagine being attacked by a 9-foot bull shark. One moment you’re swimming peacefully in Sydney Harbor. The next minute you’re being rammed and pulled underwater, you...Show More
Plant-Based vs. Ketosis: Diet Wars With Cardiologist Joel Kahn, MD

2:22:09 | Feb 22nd, 2018

“More produce and less loneliness keep the heart doctor away.” Joel Kahn MD Recent years have seen the ascendency of low-carb, high fat diets. Indeed, the ketogenic lifestyle has been heralded as a veritable health panacea. In parallel, we bear wit...Show More
Preservation, Purpose & Pursuit of the Pacific Crest Trail with Environmentalist Jared Blumenfeld

2:11:19 | Feb 19th, 2018

“We are part of nature. Nature is part of us. Stardust is in us and we are in stardust. We are all part of this same endeavor which is life and the Universe.” Jared Blumenfeld The theme of this podcast is conversations that matter with thought lead...Show More
James Altucher On The Art of Thinking Differently — Adventures In Minimalism, Stand Up Comedy & Crypto-Currency

1:46:36 | Feb 12th, 2018

“You can’t write until you do.” James Altucher When someone fires off a long list of occupations in conversation, my instinct tells me that person probably isn’t great at any of them. James Altucher is not that guy. A hugely successful blogger, pod...Show More
Dan Harris On The Power Of Meditation For The Fidgety Skeptic

1:55:38 | Feb 9th, 2018

“Meditation is not about feeling a certain way. It’s about feeling the way you feel.” Dan Harris Joining the podcast for a second time is my friend Dan Harris, an ABC News correspondent who serves up co-anchor duties on both Nightline and the weeke...Show More
Ray Cronise & Julieanna Hever On Everything Plant-Based Nutrition

2:39:22 | Feb 5th, 2018

“No one will argue against eating more fruits and vegetables.” Julieanna Hever & Ray Cronise What happens when a NASA scientist teams up with a plant-based dietitian? Today we find out, with the return of my friends Julieanna Hever (RRP #13) and Ra...Show More
Danica Patrick is Pretty Intense — Life Lessons From The World’s Greatest Female Race Car Driver

1:25:35 | Jan 29th, 2018

“The journey is to find your truth and know who you really are.” Danica Patrick Imagine yourself the only female athlete in a very dangerous sport completely dominated by men. You don’t just hold your own. And you don’t just break the glass ceiling...Show More
LIVE from NeueHouse: Rich & Julie On Creative Partnerships, Enhancing Productivity & Why It’s All About Consciousness

1:16:48 | Jan 26th, 2018

“The most important relationship in your life is between you and consciousness.” Julie Piatt Today’s podcast features Julie and I speaking at NeueHouse Los Angeles as part of their new series entitled Creative Couples, which examines powerful colla...Show More
What Is “Clean Meat”? Paul Shapiro On The Future of Food

2:02:52 | Jan 22nd, 2018

“We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium.” Winston Churchill  Unbeknownst to most, animal agriculture is the number one culprit when it c...Show More
Amy Dresner: Getting Dirty, Staying Clean & The Power Of Owning Your Truth

2:10:04 | Jan 15th, 2018

“Stability doesn’t create discipline, discipline creates stability.”  Amy Dresner  Shame can’t survive the light. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. If you’ve been on this podcast adventure with me for a while, then you know well that add...Show More
Mirna Valerio Is A Beautiful Work in Progress: Thoughts On Body Positivity, Self-Empowerment & Owning Your Truth

2:40:32 | Jan 11th, 2018

“Instead of being ashamed of doing what you do or being what you are, I ask two important questions: Why not celebrate it? Why not be proud of the fact that the body you are in can do great things?”  Mirna Valerio  What is a runner? How do we defin...Show More
How Charlie Jabaley Lost 120lbs & Overcame a Brain Tumor To Become An Athlete

1:57:52 | Jan 8th, 2018

“I knew I had to change everything in my life if I wanted to live.” Charlie Jabaley He dreamed of being a professional athlete. But Charlie Jabaley was always the fat kid, picked last for kickball. No matter what, he just couldn’t stop gaining wei...Show More
The Best of 2017- Part II

2:29:24 | Jan 1st, 2018

“Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope – a slight change, and all patterns alter.” Sharon Salzberg Welcome to the 5th annual Best of the RRP Anthology — our way of taking a moment to reflect on the year, express gratitude and give thanks for t...Show More
The Best of 2017- Part I

2:07:08 | Dec 25th, 2017

“When you think you’re done, you’re only at 40% of your total potential.” David Goggins This is the time of year to pause. It’s the time of year for reflection. For gratitude. And for giving back. So let’s do all those things. Welcome to the fifth ...Show More
Rip Esselstyn Is PLANTSTRONG! (And Why You Should Be Too)

1:40:18 | Dec 22nd, 2017

“The cleanest burning fuel you can get for the human body is from plants.”  Rip Esselstyn  Friend, mentor and original Plantstrong pioneer Rip Esselstyn and I go way back. Both swimmers, we crossed paths at many a meet — as young teens and later as...Show More
Nathan Runkle Has Mercy for Animals — The Power of Compassion To Make A Difference

1:46:38 | Dec 18th, 2017

“It’s not just about being against cruelty. It’s about being for compassion.”  Nathan Runkle Reared on a farm in rural Ohio, Nathan Runkle’s connection with farm animals runs deep. So deep, he always knew his life would center around the protection...Show More
Tim Ferriss Is Evolving: Looking Within, Learning Self-Love & Pondering What Matters Most

2:57:44 | Dec 11th, 2017

“When you put on really effective armor, you do keep things out but you also keep a lot in.” Tim Ferriss If you think you know Tim Ferriss, think again – this is Tim like you’ve never seen or heard him before. A relentless experimenter and virtuoso...Show More
How To Build A Conscious Relationship

1:15:42 | Dec 8th, 2017

“Who are we if we disconnect from the prince / princess paradigm?” Julie Piatt Today’s podcast is the last in my series of open panel discussions lifted from our Plantpower Ireland retreat this past July. It’s a powerful participatory discourse and...Show More
Guru Singh On Building Emotional Infrastructure, New Educational Modalities & The Impact of Diet Beyond The Physical

2:08:03 | Dec 4th, 2017

“Every power that any human being has ever had here on Earth is in every single one of us waiting to be activated.” Guru Singh As we approach the year’s end, I thought it appropriate to reconvene with the great and vast consciousness that helped us...Show More
Live In Dublin With The Happy Pear

1:30:14 | Nov 30th, 2017

“We are energy. So doesn’t it make sense that the energy we put into our bodies impacts the energy that comes out of our bodies?” Rich Roll This special mid-week edition of the podcast features a Q&A event that Julie and I hosted along with our fri...Show More
Alzheimer’s Can Be Prevented & Reversed: Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai On Optimizing Brain Health

2:25:28 | Nov 27th, 2017

“Food is the single greatest tool we have in the fight against Alzheimer’s.” Team Sherzai While other major diseases are in decline, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased dramatically in recent decades. In fact, Alzheimer’s is currently the 6th (a...Show More
Off-Season Fitness: Chris Hauth on Staying Engaged Through The Winter Months

54:43 | Nov 24th, 2017

“Stay healthy, stay motivated and be positive.” Chris Hauth   Today, I am once again joined by Chris Hauth (@AIMPCoach) for another edition of Coach’s Corner focused on maintaining fitness with engaged enthusiasm as we navigate the winter months. ...Show More
ICARUS: How Bryan Fogel Exposed The Biggest Doping Scandal In Olympic History

2:23:54 | Nov 20th, 2017

“It appears that the consequences for truth are high.” Bryan Fogel  Last week I sat down with Lance Armstrong to explore his competitive drive for greatness, precipitous fall from grace, and path forward. Irrespective of your opinion on Lance or tha...Show More
Lance Armstrong Is Moving Forward

1:26:56 | Nov 13th, 2017

“If you ever get a second chance for something, you’ve got to go all the way.” Lance Armstrong  Everyone has highs. Everyone has lows. But few people on Earth have experienced the unimaginable level of success enjoyed by this week’s guest. Fewer sti...Show More
The Misadventures Of A Professional Struggler — Mishka Shubaly Just Wants To Be Better

2:02:16 | Nov 9th, 2017

“Every failure is actually a step forward. That’s how you learn to be who you are.” Mishka Shubaly Devoted listeners are well-acquainted with my gravelly voiced, chronically self-deprecating, often tortured, but always charming brother-from-another-...Show More
Cardiologist Kim Williams, M.D. Wants To Eradicate Heart Disease

1:32:43 | Nov 6th, 2017

“There are two kinds of cardiologists: vegans and those who haven’t read the data.” Dr. Kim Williams  Heart health is serious business. Serious as a heart attack, as the saying goes, given that currently 1 out of every 3 people in America die from ...Show More
Unmasking Masculinity With Lewis Howes

1:52:28 | Oct 30th, 2017

“Let us revere the one who loves others deeply, loves himself deeply, and has a dream that he is inspired to live with and by and through. He is a man.” Lewis Howes The word authenticity has been so co-opted and commodified, it’s now almost impossi...Show More
Ask Me Anything: Rich Roll On Training, Racing & Service

2:16:42 | Oct 20th, 2017

“When I can be in the headspace of service — am I giving? How can I give better? — then the rest seems to take care of itself.” Rich Roll Welcome to another Ask Me Anything in-between-isode edition of the podcast with yours truly. Recorded live dur...Show More
Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito’s Plant-Based Embrace

1:43:40 | Oct 16th, 2017

“The Western diet is destroying our world and our lives and creating all these problems that we don’t need to have.”  Rocco DiSpirito  When it comes to food, we’ve been led to believe that healthy and delicious are mutually exclusive. When it comes...Show More
Healing Mushrooms: Tero Isokauppila On The Magical, Mysterious, Health Promoting Properties Of Fungi

1:48:44 | Oct 9th, 2017

“It’s impossible to truly quantify the myriad of ways mushrooms can positively impact your life, yet they’re capable of doing all these things and so much more. Quietly, persistently, effectively.”  Tero Isokauppila We tend to think of mushrooms as...Show More
Living In Alignment With Nature — Colin Hudon on Holistic Health, Seasonal Rhythms & The Interconnectedness of All

2:03:04 | Oct 5th, 2017

“Discipline is only difficult until it becomes a habit.”  Colin Hudon Man is a microcosm of the macrocosm. The nature that exists outside of us also lives within us. Separation is an illusion. Indeed, we are all intrinsically connected — to each ot...Show More
Chris Guillebeau On Why You Need A Side Hustle (Even If You Love Your Job)

1:15:16 | Oct 2nd, 2017

“If you’re worried about life-work balance, something is probably wrong with your life or your work. Instead of agonizing over balance, get excited and create change.”  Chris Guillebeau  Maybe you love your job. Perhaps you don’t. Either way, there...Show More
Where Do You Thrive? Gretchen Rubin On Playing To Your Strengths & Building Better Habits

1:42:14 | Sep 25th, 2017

“One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.”  Gretchen Rubin  Today I sit down with New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin to find ou...Show More
Let’s Talk About Balance

1:14:46 | Sep 22nd, 2017

“We are all spiritual beings having a human experience.”  Julie Piatt An open panel discussion on non-traditional healing modalities and how we conceptualize balance in the construct of our lives, this episode is lifted from a session that Julie Pi...Show More
From Fat Kid To Pro Cyclist: Phil Gaimon On Clean Sport, Racing On $10 A Day & The Worst Retirement Ever

1:48:26 | Sep 18th, 2017

“The biggest factor in who made it to the next level wasn’t talent or work ethic. It was a willingness to keep plugging away through all the hard times.”  Phil Gaimon  Let’s talk about doping. Throw cycling into the conversation and emotions are su...Show More
Amanda Chantal Bacon On Self-Care, Building A Wellness Empire & Surviving Controversy

2:10:12 | Sep 11th, 2017

“My job is being a manager, cheerleader, salesperson and marketer for these plants that have saved my life.”  Amanda Chantal Bacon What do you become when your mom is the CEO of a prestigious fashion empire and your dad is a musician accompanying n...Show More
ÖTILLÖ! Meeting Nature Writ Large

1:12:14 | Sep 6th, 2017

“This is our day. Now let’s make the best of it versus comparing ourselves to others or our expectations.” Chris Hauth Today I am joined by my friend, coach and teammate Chris Hauth for a special edition of Coach’s Corner – a spin on my typical pod...Show More
Drew Sams On Living A Curious Life of Wonder

2:08:16 | Sep 4th, 2017

“Live a life filled with wonder and curiosity. Ask questions.” Drew Sams I don’t consider myself religious. But I am spiritually curious; deeply interested in faith. From Sikh kundalini master Guru Singh and Buddhist monk / tea master WuDe to icono...Show More
Ultra-Athlete Samantha Gash On Suffering For Your Passion, Running Across India & Why Service Is Paramount

2:17:04 | Aug 28th, 2017

“We are defined more by our response to something than what happens to us.”  Samantha Gash   Imagine running a 250 kilometer ultramarathon across the Atacama desert — one of the driest places on Earth — when your only legit running experience is a ...Show More
What’s Your North Star? Jon Gordon On The Primacy of Vision & Why Positivity Is Paramount

2:17:46 | Aug 21st, 2017

“We don’t get burned out by what we do… We get burned out because we forget why we’re doing it.”  Jon Gordon  It’s never too late to transform your life. I didn’t find my place in the world until my mid-40’s. Similarly, this week’s guest risked his...Show More
Patience Is Everything: Coach’s Corner with Chris Hauth & Caroline Burckle

1:07:42 | Aug 18th, 2017

“If you don’t have patience the best athlete will not be able to materialize.” Chris Hauth Today I am joined by Olympians Chris Hauth and Caroline Burckle for another edition of Coach’s Corner – a spin on my typical podcast format where I go deep a...Show More
Aubrey Marcus: A Warrior Poet On Embracing Resistance, Self-Love & Why Outward Success Is An Inside Job

1:51:42 | Aug 14th, 2017

“Spirituality untested and unchallenged is a sword made of tin foil. True steel is forged in the fire of resistance.” Aubrey Marcus Experimentalist. Unconventional fitness junkie. Entrepreneur. Human optimizer. Psychonaut. This week’s guest defies ...Show More
Big Mountain Skier Lynsey Dyer On Sport As Art

1:57:40 | Aug 7th, 2017

“There was a time when you believed anything was possible and I want to bring people back to that. And I think the mountains do that.” Lynsey Dyer  Imagine being the very best in your sport. Undefeated, the future is bright indeed. But deep down th...Show More
3 Questions

1:21:40 | Aug 4th, 2017

“Wherever you are in life, ask yourself: what am I doing, why am I doing it and is it in the highest divine alignment with my authentic blueprint?” Julie Piatt  Excerpted from the first day of our recent Plantpower Ireland retreat, this special mid...Show More
Scott Harrison On Why Clean Water Changes Everything

1:55:28 | Jul 31st, 2017

“I think there’s a real freedom that comes with service, but so many people are enslaved in the service of themselves.” Scott Harrison  From the outside looking in, he was living the dream. Killer SoHo loft. Private jets to exotic locales. Rolex, c...Show More
Dominick Thompson On The Masculinity Of Compassion

2:32:26 | Jul 23rd, 2017

“What we consume as humans should be taken very seriously.” Dominick Thompson When did we decide it’s “manly” to repress our emotions, oppress the weak and deny our shared humanity? Somewhere along the way the aspirational qualities of masculinity ...Show More
It’s An Inside Job — Melbourne Q & A

48:14 | Jul 20th, 2017

“All of us are beautiful divine creations. So be you — because we need your unique genius to transform the world.” Julie Piatt  This mid-week episode of the podcast is a fun, dynamic Q&A session from our Plantpower Australia event in Melbourne, Aus...Show More
Tommy Rosen On Life Beyond Addiction

2:32:44 | Jul 17th, 2017

“If you have ever had one single thought that you wanted something more for your life, please heed that thought. I believe it is the voice of your own heart asking you to become whole again.” Tommy Rosen Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t c...Show More
NASCAR Driver Leilani Münter Is Racing For The Planet

2:21:04 | Jul 10th, 2017

“Our generation must fulfill the most noble of duties by ensuring the survival of future generations through the most basic of survival mechanisms – adaptation.” Leilani Münter If you want provoke change — real change – it’s imperative to take a st...Show More
Why Food Is The First Portal To Self-Actualization — Miami Live Q & A

1:12:24 | Jul 7th, 2017

“We’re at a very critical moment right now. There’s a lot of crazy stuff happening around us and it takes all the more awareness and composure to ground yourself and to be able to be connected to that gut intuition, to stand your ground and understan...Show More
Shaka Senghor On Righting Wrongs & Why Your Worst Deeds Don’t Define You

1:42:42 | Jul 3rd, 2017

“That’s the thing about hope. In the moment it can feel foolish or sentimental or disconnected from reality. But hope knows that people change on a timeline that we can’t predict. We can never know the power that a word of kindness and or an act of f...Show More
Meditation Master Sharon Salzberg On Real Love & The Art of Mindful Connection

1:51:24 | Jun 26th, 2017

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your lov...Show More
How To Train Smart: Coach’s Corner With Chris Hauth

59:32 | Jun 22nd, 2017

“There are so many things that your body gives you clear signals for – you just need to understand the language it’s speaking.” Chris Hauth Today I am joined by Chris Hauth for round two of my new and novel Coach’s Corner edition of the podcast. A ...Show More
Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D. On Breaking The Dairy Addiction

1:16:34 | Jun 19th, 2017

“Some foods are fattening. Others are addictive. Cheese is both…Loaded with calories, high in sodium, packing more cholesterol than steak, and sprinkled with hormones — if cheese were any worse, it would be Vaseline.”  Neal Barnard, M.D.      L...Show More
Ditching Dairy: The Doyenne of Vegan Cuisine on Food as a Portal for Transformation

1:22:52 | Jun 12th, 2017

“Food is the first portal to discovering your best, most authentic self.“  Julie Piatt     “I would totally go vegan but there’s no way I can give up cheese.” If this is you, then today’s episode is required listening. This week my wife and cr...Show More
John Joseph Returns: The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon, Overcoming Insurmountable Obstacles & The Transformative Power of PMA

1:44:10 | Jun 8th, 2017

“No matter what you can climb out of any hole. No matter how far in the depths of hell you are. I’ve been down there, but I was willing to climb out of that that and surround myself with positive people. That’s the thing — the association we keep.“ J...Show More
How To Achieve Peak Performance — And Sustain It — With Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness

2:05:18 | Jun 5th, 2017

“Peak performance equals sustainably getting the most out of yourself and feeling good about it.“ Brad Stulberg    Plenty has been written about achieving peak performance in sport, career and life. But there is a black hole in the literature w...Show More
John Mackey On Conscious Capitalism, Building An Empire & The Power of Plants To Heal and Thrive

1:22:16 | May 29th, 2017

“My philosophy is that life is all about learning and growing, and that life can be a real adventure of learning, growing, compassion, and joyfulness.” John Mackey    Creating a huge business is one thing. Building it on principles of conscious awa...Show More
Jordan Harbinger On The Art of Communication

1:45:28 | May 26th, 2017

“First impressions are actually made non-verbally. It has nothing to do with what you say or don’t say.” Jordan Harbinger     In all honesty, I don’t put that much thought into how I communicate. Jordan Harbinger thinks that’s a mistake. Because th...Show More
David Clark: When An Audacious Goal Becomes An Obsessive Addiction

1:48:16 | May 22nd, 2017

“I was not unhealthy. I was broken.” David Clark    Goals are great. Audacious goals? Even better. But what happens when that quest to touch the outermost edge of your capabilities tips into maddening obsession? David Clark has been there. And this...Show More
Growth Is Our Mandate

1:54:10 | May 18th, 2017

“Pursue what’s in your heart and the universe will conspire to support you.“ Rich Roll    Twenty years ago I was a hope to die alcoholic — lost and alone. Despite achieving sobriety, ten years ago I remained lost — overweight, depressed and utterly...Show More
JD Roth: The Big Fat Truth Behind The Controversial King of Weight Loss TV

1:48:44 | May 15th, 2017

“The body is no match for the power of the mind.“ JD Roth    Despite our cultural obsession with weight loss, we’ve never been fatter. Right now, one out of every three U.S. adults are obese. Another third are overweight. Even worse? 18% of our chi...Show More
Turia Pitt Unmasked – How Choosing Gratitude Turned This Burn Victim Into A Global Inspiration

1:43:44 | May 8th, 2017

“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you.“ Turia Pitt   Close your eyes and imagine yourself running a trail ultramarathon in the beautiful Australian outback. You’re enj...Show More
Bruce Friedrich Is Innovating The Future of Food

1:24:38 | May 1st, 2017

“Feeding plants to animals then eating the animals is like filtering water through a sewer then drinking it.” Bruce Friedrich  7.5 billion people currently share this spinning blue planet we call Earth. By 2050, that number will escalate to 9.7 bil...Show More
Louis Cole Is Living The Life of Adventure

2:22:26 | Apr 24th, 2017

“Diversity is one of the biggest things we need to celebrate – we can learn so much from other people.” Louis Cole  Ever wonder what it would be like to get paid to travel the world, jetting from one exotic port of call to the next in search of adv...Show More
Leo Babauta’s Mission To End Human Struggle — Ruminations on Suffering, Simplicity & The Power of Mindfulness

2:00:35 | Apr 17th, 2017

“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” Leo Babauta  As longtime listeners know well, minimalism, mindfulness & sustainable living are favorite recurring themes of this show. Guests like Andrew Morgan and J...Show More
Danielle LaPorte On Becoming Your Own Guru

1:46:51 | Apr 10th, 2017

“Being your true self is the most effective formula for success there is.“ Danielle LaPorte From fire walks to ice baths and juice cleanses to intermittent fasting, silent retreats, talk therapy and everything in between, the world of personal deve...Show More
Jessica Lahey On The Gift of Failure

1:53:46 | Apr 3rd, 2017

“If parents back off the pressure and anxiety over grades and achievement and focus on the bigger picture—a love of learning and independent inquiry—grades will improve and test scores will go up.“ Jessica Lahey We all want what’s best for our kids...Show More
Adam Braun On Lightning Moments, Reimagining Education & Blazing A Life of Purpose

1:37:46 | Mar 27th, 2017

“True self discovery begins where your comfort zone ends.” Adam Braun It’s no secret that aspects of our current education system are at best antiquated, at worst broken. Whether it’s quality education in the developing world, properly training peo...Show More
How To Be A Little Bit Better Tomorrow Than You Are Today — Sydney Q&A

55:28 | Mar 24th, 2017

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson This mid-week episode of the podcast is a fun, dynamic Q&A session from our recent Plantpower Way event at Paddingt...Show More
Conor Dwyer: An Olympic Gold Medalist On Why Hard Work Beats Talent That Doesn’t Work Hard

1:28:00 | Mar 20th, 2017

“You can never really dream too big. Just open up your mind and if you really do want it bad enough, you can achieve it through hard work.” Conor Dwyer I know what you’re thinking. It’s rather convenient for any Olympic athlete to say that hard wor...Show More
“What The Health” – How Corporate Collusion Is Making Us Sick & Costing Us Trillions

1:57:36 | Mar 13th, 2017

“There are two kinds of cardiologists: vegans and those who haven’t read the data.” Dr. Kim Williams, MD President, American College of Cardiology Imagine four commercial airliners crashing every single hour of every single day of every single year....Show More
Brogan Graham On Igniting A Fitness Revolution

1:57:12 | Mar 6th, 2017

“Pay attention to your voice. Be yourself. Be colorful. Be weird.” Brogan Graham There are leaders and then there are followers. The best leaders engender devotion to a big, new idea. But only a few successfully grow their conceit into a thriving a ...Show More
Why You Should Be Devotional, Not Emotional — And How Insistence Trumps Resistance

1:05:34 | Mar 3rd, 2017

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Julie Piatt joins me for another mid-week installment of the podcast — a twist on my normal format where we go deep on a specific topic. This is a conversation ...Show More
Kimberley Chambers Swims With Sharks: The World’s Greatest Female Marathon Swimmer On Turning Adversity To Advantage

2:04:48 | Feb 27th, 2017

“I love the feeling of anticipation that comes from having a huge, scary event on the horizon; in fact, that’s when I have a sense of living life to the fullest.” Kimberley Chambers Close your eyes and imagine yourself 30 miles off the coast of San ...Show More
Idea Architect Douglas Abrams: Cultivating Joy, Collaborating With Spiritual Masters & Elevating Consciousness

1:37:08 | Feb 18th, 2017

“No dark fate determines the future – we do. Each day and each moment, we are able to create and recreate our lives and the very quality of human life on our planet.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu Nobel Peace Prize Laureate...Show More
Mark Allen: One Of The Greatest Athletes of All Time On The Spirituality of Peak Performance

1:36:29 | Feb 13th, 2017

“The only bad race is one you don’t learn something from.” Mark Allen Between 1982 and 1988, Mark Allen launched six attempts to claim the title of Ironman World Champion. Each year he was squarely defeated by his arch rival, the legendary Dave Scot...Show More
Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD: Listening To Your Body’s Intelligence

1:43:20 | Feb 6th, 2017

“We, ourselves, are an ecosystem and we’re intimately connected to the earth that we live on and everything that we do to it.” Rachel Carlton Abrams We are all innately gifted with something called body intelligence — an intuitive sense of what best...Show More
Rich Roll & Marco Borges On Living In Alignment With Core Values

1:02:20 | Feb 2nd, 2017

“The mission is to educate people and I think the more we allow people to educate themselves  the more they feel empowered to make lifestyle choices that work for them.” Marco Borges This is a special mid-week episode of the podcast featuring a pane...Show More
Casey Wasserman On Leveraging Mentorship, Proving Success & Creating A Legacy

49:39 | Jan 30th, 2017

“Staying consistent over a long period of time is ultimately the greatest way to prove success.” Casey Wasserman A force in business, civic affairs, politics, and philanthropy in Los Angeles and beyond, Casey Wasserman is perhaps best known as the c...Show More
Travis Barker On Premonition, Intuition & The Importance Of Following Your Heart

1:54:03 | Jan 23rd, 2017

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” Travis Barker Dubbed one of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time” by Rolling Stone, Travis Barker rose from blue collar roots to become one of the world’s most talented, prolific and hard working rock stars — a m...Show More
Darin Olien: A Superfood Hunter On Peak Nutrition & Next Level Hydration

2:12:24 | Jan 16th, 2017

“I just want people to be consuming nutrient dense plants so they don’t have to drag around this chemistry set of a body & suffer.” Darin Olien What’s it like to traipse the far outreaches of the globe in search of the the world’s greatest edible fo...Show More
Guru Singh: A Master Spiritual Teacher on The Power of Cultivating Awareness To Awaken Your Highest Self

2:16:22 | Jan 9th, 2017

“Yoga is not an Olympic contest—we’re not here to prove what we can do, we’re here to improve what we can’t do.” Guru Singh Inspiration. We crave it. We need it. We love it. But inspiration alone is a salve that does not cure. Because it rarely tran...Show More
Navy SEAL David Goggins Is The Toughest Athlete On Earth — Thoughts On Mindset, The 40% Rule & Why Purpose Always Trumps Motivation

1:48:20 | Jan 2nd, 2017

“When you think you’re done, you’re only at 40% of your total potential.” David Goggins This week’s guest is incontrovertibly the most inspirational person I have ever met — a man that will catapult you into 2017 with the inspiration and tools to ch...Show More
Best of 2016 – Part II

2:06:08 | Dec 29th, 2016

Welcome to Part II of our fourth annual Best of the RRP Anthology series. If you haven’t already, I suggest listening to The Best of 2016 — Part I first. This is a compendium of excerpts from some of my favorite conversations of 2016. It’s our way of...Show More
The Best of 2016 – Part I

1:59:34 | Dec 26th, 2016

This is the time of year to pause. It’s the time of year for reflection. For gratitude. And for giving back. So let’s do all those things. Welcome to the fourth annual Best of the RRP Anthology — our way of taking a moment to reflect on the year, ex...Show More
Marc Ching On Risking His Life To End Asia’s Dog Meat Trade

1:35:50 | Dec 19th, 2016

“I’m a huge believer in humanity. I wake up and look at my children and I see something that’s so pure; at that age they don’t know what violence is; and they don’t know how to hate yet. And I think that is what inspires me to do the things that I do...Show More
Kerri Walsh Jennings: Lessons on Mindset From One of the Most Dominant Olympic Athletes Of All Time

1:42:14 | Dec 12th, 2016

“I don’t want to be better than you or her or him—I want to be better than I am right now.” Kerri Walsh Jennings The most decorated beach volleyball player in history and one of the most consistently dominant Olympic athletes of all time, Kerri Wals...Show More
Heal Thyself

2:10:06 | Dec 9th, 2016

“We can’t understand our own health or what it means to be healthy without understanding the context of our lives.” Colin Hudon Welcome to a special mid-week episode of the podcast. During our most recent Plantpower Italia retreat, we hosted a panel...Show More
John Lewis Is The Bad Ass Vegan — Upending Stereotypes & The Impact of Positive Mindset on Destiny

2:03:34 | Dec 5th, 2016

“No one else is responsible for your well being…take control of your own health.” John Lewis Beyond the chiseled arms and imposing six-foot six physique, the thing you notice most about this week’s guest is his smile — a smile the size of Texas that...Show More
Dean Karnazes On The Road To Sparta: Channeling Pheidippides, Out of Body Experiences & Why Inspiration Is A Two Way Street

2:01:34 | Nov 28th, 2016

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” Dean Karnazes Picking up where we left off exactly two years ago, today’s podcast marks the return of ultramarathon legend Dean Karnazes. For the select few unfamiliar w...Show More
Andrew “Spud Fit” Taylor: How He Lost 114 Pounds Eating Nothing But Potatoes For An Entire Year

1:50:00 | Nov 21st, 2016

“If you want extreme results, you need to do extreme things.” Andrew “Spud Fit” Taylor One of the great privileges of hosting this podcast is the occasional opportunity it presents to shift focus from conversations with globally prominent thought le...Show More
What Now?

1:12:44 | Nov 17th, 2016

“Walk with integrity. Lead with love. Exude the change you want to see in this complicated, divided world.” Rich Roll I have endeavored to keep politics out of this podcast. A podcast proudly built on radical inclusivity that transcends political id...Show More
Chris Hauth: Building Better Athletes, Training For Optimal Performance & Achieving Fitness For Life

1:57:44 | Nov 14th, 2016

“The prize never goes to the fastest guy; it goes to the guy who slows down the least.” Chris Hauth This week marks the highly anticipated return of Chris Hauth to the podcast. A sub-9 hour Ironman, Chris (@AIMPCoach) is the current Age Group Ironma...Show More
Biz Stone on Conscious Capitalism & The Power Of Technology To Cultivate Global Cooperation

2:04:06 | Nov 7th, 2016

“If you’re not personally invested in what you’re working on, you’ll fail.” Biz Stone Imagine co-creating a tool so powerful, it literally changes the world. Biz Stone is one such man. Most people know Biz as one of the co-founders of Twitter. Toget...Show More
How To Build An Authentic Brand

1:04:05 | Nov 3rd, 2016

“Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.” Eckhart Tolle Julie Piatt joins me for another mid-week installment of the podcast — a twist on my normal format where we answer listener questions and go deep on specific topics. Toda...Show More
How To Be A Minimalist: Joshua Fields Millburn On The Power Of Living Deliberately & Contributing Beyond Ourselves

1:52:56 | Oct 31st, 2016

“The things you own end up owning you.” Tyler Durden I thought it would make me happy. So, I studied hard. Nailed the grades & aced my college applications — 7 for 7. Even Harvard gave me the green light. I snagged a degree from Stanford, eked my wa...Show More
Dr. Michael Gervais On Elite Performance & The Psychology of Self-Mastery

2:01:56 | Oct 24th, 2016

“There’s no such thing as a big moment, there’s just another moment.” Michael Gervais At the highest echelon of elite performance, all the athletes possess otherworldly talent. Their thirst for glory is equally preternatural. All of them train to t...Show More
Faith Provocateur Rob Bell On God, Divinity & Why Love Always Wins

1:53:10 | Oct 17th, 2016

“It’s not that you have a spiritual life. You are a spiritual life.” Rob Bell Religion was never for me. Despite many a youthful hour spent kneeling on hardwood church pews, it just never connected. What do all those stained glass windows, depressi...Show More
Jonathan Fields’ Buckets For Living A Good Life

1:45:26 | Oct 10th, 2016

“The only road to success is just sustained action over a longer window of time.” Jonathan Fields Some people exude a calm, confident quietude. Others exuberantly burst with exciting ideas. But it’s the rare individual that combines understated sel...Show More
Sacha Gervasi & David de Rothschild: Chasing Dreams, Seeking Adventure & The Power of Story To Change The World

1:52:38 | Oct 3rd, 2016

“Curiosity is one of the greatest drivers of change.” David de Rothschild Two British ex-pats walk into a room. One, a writer and filmmaker. The other, a global adventurer and environmentalist. Upon cursory glance, it’s an odd pairing — two exceedi...Show More
From Crack Addict To Running The Sahara To Prison Hero — Charlie Engle’s Third Act

2:38:18 | Sep 26th, 2016

“It doesn’t matter what happens to you. All that matters is what you do with what happens to you.” Charlie Engle There is extreme. Then there’s Charlie Engle – a man who has run across deserts, summited ice-covered volcanoes, swam with crocodiles, ...Show More
The Art of Non-Conformity: Chris Guillebeau on Living An Unconventional Life & The Power of Divine Moments

1:56:10 | Sep 19th, 2016

“We often feel paralyzed by choice and make no choice. But the thing is, no choice is a choice.” Chris Guillebeau In the mid-1800’s, this radical dude living alone in the woods famously wrote, the mass of men lead lives of quite desperation. What i...Show More
Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky: How To Run Fast, Eat Slow And Love The Journey

0:00 | Sep 12th, 2016

“In the midst of an ordinary training day, I try to remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary.” Shalane Flanagan There are people that run. There are others who run fast. But few people on Earth run like the remarkable Shalane Flanaga...Show More
How To Cultivate Non-Judgment

1:07:12 | Sep 5th, 2016

“As you cultivate empathy in your life the drive or compulsion to judge starts to evaporate.” Rich Roll Humans love duality. But there is great beauty in the grey that lives between the lines. Black and white. Good and bad. Evolution and regression....Show More
Alexis Fox & Micah Risk Are Igniting A Social Movement To Help The World Eat Better

2:04:43 | Aug 29th, 2016

“Surrounding yourself with people that encourage and support the things that make you happy and keep you healthy and excited about life—I think that’s so important. The more we distance ourselves, and close ourselves off, the harder it is to get thro...Show More
Coach George Raveling Is The Mentor You Wish You Had: Breaking Civil Rights Barriers, Staying Young & How The Hall of Famer Came To Possess MLK’s Most Famous Speech

1:31:22 | Aug 22nd, 2016

“The best feedback is what we don’t want to hear.” George Raveling One of the most respected and revered figures in sport, George Raveling is basketball — and so much more than basketball. The current Director of International Basketball for Nike, ...Show More
Neal Barnard, M.D. On The Power of Nutrition To Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease, Diabetes & Alzheimer’s

2:01:47 | Aug 15th, 2016

“Meat consumption is just as dangerous to public health as tobacco use. It’s time we looked into holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally accountable.” Neal Barnard, M.D. There’s nothing I can do — it’s genetic. Without a doubt, man...Show More
Steve Case On Building Empires, Changing The World & The Internet’s Third Wave

1:01:50 | Aug 8th, 2016

“I think we need to have a more evenly dispersed innovation economy and we need to make sure that anybody, anywhere, with an idea has a shot at the American dream.” Steve Case It’s hard to imagine, but in 1985 — the year this week’s guest co-founde...Show More
Dr. Melanie Joy on Going Beyond Carnism: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows

1:16:00 | Aug 1st, 2016

“To identify with others is to see something of yourself in them and to see something of them in yourself — even if the only thing you identify with is the desire to be free from suffering.” Melanie Joy Why do we love dogs, but eat cows? Cooking up...Show More
Ryan Holiday On The Perils of Ego & Inherent Value of Humility

2:16:15 | Jul 25th, 2016

“[E]go is the enemy of what you want and of what you have: Of mastering a craft. Of real creative insight. Of working well with others. Of building loyalty and support. Of longevity. Of repeating and retaining your success. It repulses advantages and...Show More
Vegan NFL Player Griff Whalen: The Plantpower Underdog On The Advantage of Self-Belief

2:11:18 | Jul 18th, 2016

“I get plenty of protein just from the plants that I’m eating, and I think there is a huge misconception about how much protein we actually need.” Griff Whalen What do you get when you combine Underdog with the spinach-chomping Popeye The Sailor Ma...Show More
Anthony Ervin: The Rebel Olympian on Chasing Water, Finding Meaning in Gold & The Search For Authenticity

1:45:34 | Jul 11th, 2016

“I’ve always felt the story of my life has been about being normal but on the fringes of abnormality, and it’s the fringes that separate my history from the rest.” Anthony Ervin Imagine winning an Olympic gold medal in swimming at age 19 at the ...Show More
Andrew Morgan On The True Cost Of Fast Fashion: The Ethical & Environmental Price of Clothing

1:57:26 | Jul 4th, 2016

“We have the ability to be a part of the kind of world we want to have or to be part of the destruction that we say we’re against.” Andrew Morgan When I was a kid, shopping for new clothes was a treat. A special, infrequent occasion. Why? because e...Show More
Colin O’Brady Shatters The Explorers Grand Slam World Record: Ruminations On Risk, Limits, Fear & Giving Back

2:17:42 | Jun 27th, 2016

“It’s about the ability to know yourself — to know your own personal limits and be inspired to push beyond those limits.” Colin O’Brady In documented history, only 44 people have successfully completed the extraordinary feat of adventure athleticis...Show More
Up Your Game

07:48 | Jun 23rd, 2016

“Nothing changes if nothing changes.” Unknown We’re back with what I like to call a mini-sode. Last week I posted a long-awaited installment of Ask Me Anything — RRP 232. That episode is about an hour in length, but the last several minutes were pre...Show More
Stephen & David Flynn Are The Happy Pear: Creating a Mainstream Movement to Inspire Healthy Living

1:51:46 | Jun 20th, 2016

“Follow your passion. We all have fears…if you’re too afraid, find someone that will support you and help you do what you are passionate about — because if you follow your passions, you’re going to find a way to make it work.” Stephen Flynn Prepare ...Show More
The Ultimate Hack Is Mastery

1:00:11 | Jun 17th, 2016

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” Bruce Lee We’re back with another long-awaited installment of Ask Me Anything — a twist on my normal format where w...Show More
“The Iceman” Wim Hof On Why Breath is Life, Cold is God & Feeling is Understanding

1:44:56 | Jun 13th, 2016

“I do not fear death, I fear not to live fully.” Wim “The Iceman” Hof Today’s guest will challenge everything you thought you knew about human potential and leave you with one indelible, ineradicable truth: We are all sitting atop vast reservoirs of...Show More
Robin Arzón Wants You To Shut Up And Run

1:41:36 | Jun 6th, 2016

“I so believe in unchecking all the boxes and then creating your own or just living in that fluid space where you’re redefining yourself everyday.” Robin Arzón It’s not that powerful female role models don’t exist. They do. They’re everywhere. We ju...Show More
Consumed By GMO: Daryl Wein & Zoe Lister-Jones On The Future of Food

1:29:05 | May 29th, 2016

“It’s so much bigger than whether or not you want to eat a bag of potato chips; it’s really about our world and the future of our environment.” Zoe Lister-Jones You’ve probably heard of GMOs. You might even have an opinion on the subject of genetica...Show More
Chris Davis Should Be Dead: Life As A Sober Warrior

2:18:48 | May 23rd, 2016

“All the instructions have been written for everybody on the planet. I just didn’t find an instruction book until I almost died.” Chris Davis This week we shift gears. I admit it. Having famous celebrity guests on the podcast is fun. If you had told...Show More
Steve-O (+ His Dad!) On Fame, Reinvention & The Journey To Finding Fulfillment From Within

2:22:59 | May 16th, 2016

“I think the way we treat others is a pretty pure reflection of how we feel about ourselves.” Steve-O He’s set his head on fire, backflipped off buildings, snorted wasabi and leaped off a bridge from a moving car. He even stuck a fish hook through h...Show More
Moby on Transforming Electronic Music, Elevating Consciousness & Saving The Planet

0:00 | May 9th, 2016

“The stuff that really delivers happiness is available to almost everybody and most of it is free or not very expensive—it’s the meaning we bring to it.” Moby Most know Moby as the eclectic and introspective DJ / musician behind Play — an album that...Show More
Tackling Addiction With Jack Canfield

0:00 | May 2nd, 2016

“There’s always opportunity in the midst of everything, but most people are so focused on blaming someone else for why it’s not working they don’t see the opportunity.” Jack Canfield Who am I to disagree with a guy who has sold 500 million books? Th...Show More
Arianna Huffington’s Sleep Revolution: A Formula For Enhanced Productivity, Performance, Success & Happiness

0:00 | Apr 25th, 2016

“Getting enough sleep doesn’t mean that you are giving up your goals or your desire to achieve and succeed—on the contrary, it makes you more effective…it’s a performance enhancer.” Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington is more productive than you a...Show More
John Joseph Wants You To Wake The F*ck Up

1:40:18 | Apr 18th, 2016

“Avoidance of bad food and interactions with shitty people is the key to happiness.” John Joseph Back by popular demand, John Joseph — legendary New York hardcore punk icon and Cro-Mags’ frontman — returns for a 4th appearance on the RRP to do what ...Show More
How Jasmin Singer Lost 100 Pounds By Finding Peace With Herself

1:39:36 | Apr 11th, 2016

“I found that I was being betrayed by the food industry…and it was only as I started to pull that apart and what that meant did I realize all of the ways I had also been betraying myself.” Jasmin Singer The facts of our experiences are different. Bu...Show More
Doug Evans Is Revolutionizing Juice

1:48:16 | Apr 4th, 2016

“I have a belief, still to this day, that everything you put in your mouth is a life or death decision.” Doug Evans When I was a kid, I loved The Jetsons. I was convinced that by 2000 life would be all jetpacks, flying cars, sky trams and robot hous...Show More
Crafting The Future of Food With Matthew Kenney

1:37:20 | Mar 28th, 2016

“I’m doing everything possible to make sure that chefs really see themselves as responsible for delivering not just taste, but health. Chefs can be drug-dealers—some of the food they’re putting out there is worse than drugs—or they can be healers.” M...Show More
How To Sleep Smarter With Shawn Stevenson

2:19:46 | Mar 21st, 2016

“A good night of sleep starts the moment you wake up in the morning.” Shawn Stevenson You cannot underestimate the value of an incredible night’s sleep. On the rare occasion I awake from 8 hours of dead to the world slumber, everything is better. I ...Show More
Adam Skolnick’s One Breath: The Spiritual Allure of Freediving Through the Life & Death of Nick Mevoli, America’s Greatest Talent

2:34:32 | Mar 14th, 2016

“It’s interesting how the ocean can attract us, repel us, nourish us, and hurt us—I don’t think there’s anything else quite like it.” Adam Skolnick Imagine plunging headfirst hundreds of feet below the ocean surface — undulating ever further downwar...Show More
Gary Vaynerchuk Works Harder Than You Do

1:33:22 | Mar 7th, 2016

“You’ve got to know what you are good at — that’s the game. If I had a potion that could allow somebody to become fundamentally self-aware and know what they’re good at, they would all win.” Gary Vaynerchuk Nobody works harder — and smarter — than G...Show More
Jason Wachob On How To Build A Life, Not A Resumé

1:41:27 | Feb 29th, 2016

“I believe in the power of small wins—whatever you are looking to do, whether you are looking to improve your relationship, your diet, work—focus on little things, win, and move from there.” Jason Wachob Intellectually, we all know that true happine...Show More
Do What You Love — PLUS BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

55:48 | Feb 25th, 2016

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” Ben Okri We’re back with another long-awaited installment of Ask Me Anything — a twist on my normal fo...Show More
Mishka Shubaly On Writing: Faith, Guilt, Stubbornness, Abandonment, Revenge, Forgiveness & Why He Swears He’ll Make It Up To You

2:19:13 | Feb 22nd, 2016

“We imagine memory to be something that records or preserves the truth and that’s not what it does at all—it transforms what happened.” Mishka Shubaly Devoted listeners are well-acquainted with the gravelly voiced, predictably disheveled, typically ...Show More
Joseph Naus’ Straight Pepper Diet: How A Sex Addicted Lawyer Who Lost Everything Found Salvation

2:01:15 | Feb 15th, 2016

“On Tuesday, I was a successful lawyer making six-figures. On Wednesday, I woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed charged with attempted murder. And then it got worse.” Joseph Naus Addiction is a common theme on this podcast. But this week we sail int...Show More
Our Broken Plate: Disrupting Nutritional Science, Intermittent Fasting & How He Helped Penn Jillette Lose Over 100 Pounds

3:01:44 | Feb 8th, 2016

“Let’s change our dialogue about food. Let’s change our dialogue about exercise. Let’s look at this stuff and let’s change the way we actually do research.” Ray Cronise If you enjoyed my conversation with Dr. Rhonda Patrick, you’re going to love tod...Show More
Russell Simmons: The Yogi Path From Hip Hop Mogul To Happy Vegan

1:37:09 | Feb 1st, 2016

“It’s okay to get along with people you disagree with; in fact, it’s critical that we all try to put ourselves in other people’s shoes because I believe we all have the same hopes, desires. We are all inspired by the same kinds of things—we want to l...Show More
Elite Spartan Athlete Hunter McIntyre On How Obstacle Course Racing Saved His Life

1:41:56 | Jan 25th, 2016

“You’ll never know the highest highs until you’ve experienced the lowest lows. I’ve been there.” Hunter McIntyre At odds with the world seemingly since birth, the future wasn’t looking so bright for Hunter McIntyre. A misfit kid with uncontrollable ...Show More
Longevity, Epigenetics, Microbiome Health & The Difference Between Eating for Long-Term Wellness Versus Performance

2:19:55 | Jan 18th, 2016

“We’re actually on the verge of serious antibiotic resistance cropping up, and that is scary. It’s absolutely terrifying.” Rhonda Patrick This episode is a geeky deep dive into the hardcore science behind everything from telomeres and the mechanisms...Show More
Don’t Compromise: Living An Expansive Life, The Divine Throughline, Thoughts on Bowie & Why All Roads Lead To Meditation

1:06:35 | Jan 14th, 2016

“I’m just an individual who doesn’t feel that I need to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way. I’m working for me.” David Bowie Technically this is another episode of Ask Me Anything. But this week we don’t actually answer listener que...Show More
Colin O’Brady’s Attempt On The Explorers Grand Slam World Record

2:16:44 | Jan 11th, 2016

“For me it’s always been about the journey, about the adventure & about living my passion—that’s been enough reward for me.” Colin O’Brady As I write this entry, it’s Sunday evening, January 10 around 8pm. Less than one hour ago, after days spent sl...Show More
I Forgot To Die: Khalil Rafati’s Journey From Homeless Junkie To Wellness Entrepreneur

2:20:27 | Jan 4th, 2016

“I’m a high school dropout. I’m a convicted felon. I can’t spell. I can’t type. I was homeless. I shot dope into my veins and I am not ashamed of any of that stuff because that’s what I had to do to survive… Whatever it is that you are suffering from...Show More
The Best Of 2015 – Part II

1:49:40 | Dec 29th, 2015

Welcome to Part II of our third annual Best of the RRP Anthology series. If you haven’t already, I suggest listening to The Best of 2015 — Part I first. This is a compendium of some of my favorite conversations of 2015. It’s our way of saying thanks,...Show More
The Best Of 2015 – Part I

2:02:21 | Dec 28th, 2015

This is the time of year to pause. It’s the time of year for reflection. For gratitude. And for giving back. So let’s do all those things. Welcome to the third annual Best of the RRP Anthology — our way of taking a moment to reflect on the year, exp...Show More
Suzy Amis Cameron’s Mission To Save The Planet — Rethinking Education, Agriculture, Health & The American Diet

1:52:46 | Dec 21st, 2015

“95% of all of the environmental issues out there trace back to animal agriculture and the havoc that it creates.” Suzy Cameron Perhaps you know today’s guest from one of her 25+ roles on the silver screen appearing in movies like Titanic, Fandango ...Show More
Hollywood Stuntman Trampas Thompson: Life on The Edge, Expanding Consciousness & What It’s Like To Be Birdman

3:13:56 | Dec 17th, 2015

“It’s about being able to be aware of the moment and its possibilities than it is about ruminating on what could have happened—I did live and I do live.” Trampas Thompson Today’s guest isn’t famous. He hasn’t written a book. He’s not an in demand sp...Show More
Patrik Baboumian: The World Record Holding Vegan Strongman On Why Compassion Is His Greatest Strength

3:04:05 | Dec 14th, 2015

“Strength must build up, not destroy. It should outdo itself, not others who are weaker. Used without responsibility, it causes nothing but harm and death. I can lift the heaviest weights, but I cannot take the responsibility off my shoulders. Becaus...Show More
The D Word: Let’s talk About Death

1:05:34 | Dec 10th, 2015

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” Marcus Aurelius Last episode we learned how How Not To Die. Today we contemplate the flip side: How To Die. Everybody dies. Everybody. Of course we know this to be...Show More
Michael Greger, M.D. On How Not To Die

1:44:27 | Dec 7th, 2015

“I continue to be amazed by our bodies’ ability for self-repair. Our bodies want to be healthy, if we would just let them. That’s what these new research articles are showing: even after years of beating yourself up with a horrible diet, your body ca...Show More
It’s An Inside Job: Olaniyi Sobomehin On How To Maximize Potential In Sport & Life

2:07:31 | Dec 3rd, 2015

“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.” Muhammad Ali We tend to assume the successful are simply gifted. Or perhaps just lucky — at the right place at the right...Show More
Never Fear Failure: Jesse Itzler on Living With A SEAL, Tackling Life Plateaus & Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

1:28:16 | Nov 30th, 2015

“The only way to really get better is to experience pain, to get uncomfortable, go to places that you don’t want to go, and improve.” Jesse Itzler Jesse Itzler fast-talked his way right out of college into a recording contract, ultimately taking his...Show More
How To Navigate Holiday Landmines: ‘Tis The Season For Grace & Gratitude

1:29:15 | Nov 26th, 2015

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson The ho...Show More
Marco Borges’ 22-Day Revolution: A Plant-Based Mission To Transform Mainstream Culture

1:56:40 | Nov 23rd, 2015

“I don’t think that people purposely want to live a life full of cruelty or necessarily want to add more greenhouse gases to the earth, but there’s something that happens when you go through this process — you become more conscious. And it’s not unti...Show More
Olympian Aaron Peirsol’s Love Affair With Water

2:18:36 | Nov 16th, 2015

“Basically you have a love affair with that task and you find yourself in it: it’s meditation. And that’s what water, ever since I was a kid, was for me…it was always a matter of trying to see how deep my relationship could be with the water.” Aaron ...Show More
What is Orthorexia? When Wellness Becomes Illness — Plus Thoughts On PTSD, Self-Forgiveness & Running For Peace

1:06:11 | Nov 12th, 2015

“Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.” Cicero We’re back with yet another installment of Ask Me Anything — a twist on my normal format where we answer questions submitted by you, the listener. In this wee...Show More
Live Dirty, Eat Clean: Robynne Chutkan, MD on Everything Microbiome

2:19:28 | Nov 9th, 2015

“There is no question that the number one food to eat to grow a good gut garden is plant fiber, and there really can be no debate about that.” Robynne Chutkan, MD Our bodies are comprised of about ten trillion cells. But our microbiome — all the bac...Show More
Grappling With GMOs: Daryl Wein & Zoe Lister-Jones On ‘Consumed’ — Making A Thriller Out of The Politics of Food

1:51:30 | Nov 5th, 2015

“What they say all the time is: GMOs are saving the world, they are going to save the world, they are going to feed the world. The truth of the matter is, and this is a fact, we have enough food already to feed the world. It’s not about making more f...Show More
Shattering Wellness Elitism: Gunnar Lovelace’s Mission to Make Healthy Food Affordable For Everyone

1:16:37 | Nov 2nd, 2015

“It’s absolutely incumbent upon us to envision a world where we produce food that is good for the planet and is good for our bodies and is affordable for everybody. And if we can do that we will pass a world along that is regenerative, sustainable, a...Show More
Lewis Howes: The Myth of Masculinity, The Power of Vulnerability & What It Means To Be Great

1:38:04 | Oct 29th, 2015

“The key to success in life is relationships. And the key to powerful relationships is vulnerability and being real. That’s the quickest way to build a relationship and create connection with someone.” Lewis Howes This week I celebrate my friend and...Show More
Addiction Is Not A Choice: Dr. Gabor Maté’s Call for A Compassionate & Holistic Approach To Healing

1:24:53 | Oct 26th, 2015

“The difference between passion and addiction is that between a divine spark and a flame that incinerates.” Gabor Maté What if everything you presuppose about addiction is wrong? Enter Gabor Maté. World renowned lecturer, physician and bestselling a...Show More
Stop Staring At The Scale & Turn The Gaze Inward — The Emotional Drivers Behind Diet & Behavior (Plus: Tales From Das Plantpower Kochbuch German Book Tour)

1:34:58 | Oct 22nd, 2015

On a rainy night from a little boutique hotel in the Montmartre district of Paris after a whirlwind book tour in Germany last week, I’m filled with gratitude to bring you another installment of Ask Me Anything — a twist on my normal format where Juli...Show More
Jedidiah Jenkins: The Pursuit of Wonder, The Power of Story & Finding Truth in Adventure

2:18:38 | Oct 19th, 2015

“The choice to pursue a dream, at the destruction of my comfort, with the loss of safety and certainty, all for the purpose of doing something that inspires others to a fuller life of wonder and creativity and quality, to me that is a burden of respo...Show More
Sailesh Rao On Why Ahimsa (Nonviolence) Is An Essential Response to Climate Change

1:48:52 | Oct 16th, 2015

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall — think of it, ALWAYS.” Mahatma Ghandi Today I ...Show More
Better Than Steroids? Craig Heller on Thermoregulation & ‘The Glove’ That Could Revolutionize Athletics

1:31:52 | Oct 12th, 2015

“I expect this [cooling glove] will be either everywhere in pro sports in a couple of years or banned.” Jason Snell – tech columnist on the RTX Cooling Glove Imagine a product that could eradicate muscle fatigue in just minutes. Allow you to train s...Show More
Stop Living Like You Get A ‘Do-Over’ Life

1:03:46 | Oct 8th, 2015

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde We’re back with yet another installment of Ask Me Anything — a twist on my normal format where we answer questions submitted by you, the listener. In addition to...Show More
Jeff Castelaz: Music As a Weapon, Solace In Cycling, Building a Life of Service & Why It’s All About The Neighborhood

2:52:00 | Oct 5th, 2015

“Music is a weapon for me. I want to feel myself bleeding.” Jeff Castelaz Jeff Castelaz is a big deal in the music biz. A self-made guy who scraped his way from nothing to launch and manage major musical acts, found and run a successful indie label ...Show More
How To Get Good At Gratitude — Plus: What It’s Like To Be Profiled In The New York Times

1:04:19 | Oct 1st, 2015

“Our whole idea was to present [the vegan] lifestyle in an aspirational and modern way. We want to present it in a way that looks appealing, as opposed to deprivation-oriented.” Rich Roll in “Vegans Go Glam” – NY Times 9.30.15 A while back I fired o...Show More
John Salley: The NBA Champion On Going Vegan For Athletic Performance, Longevity & The Environment (Plus: Why So Many Pro Athletes Die Young)

1:47:50 | Sep 28th, 2015

“If you’re a professional athlete, and after the game you’re eating at the same place that somebody in the audience is eating at? You’re making a mistake.” John Salley It’s one thing when a skinny runner dude starts talking about the benefits of a p...Show More
From A Life of Matter To A Life That Matters: Jason Garner’s Journey From Music Industry CEO to Spiritual Warrior

1:52:53 | Sep 24th, 2015

“It’s not about finding peace, it’s about being at peace with what we find.” Jason Garner Imagine yourself a top executive at the very apex of the music industry food chain. Your job requires you to travel the world first class and wine and dine the...Show More
Doing Good Better: William MacAskill on ‘Effective Altruism’ & How To Maximize Positive Global Impact

2:01:22 | Sep 21st, 2015

“The challenge for us is this: How can we ensure that, when we try to help others, we do so as effectively as possible?” William MacAskill Most of us want to do good. We devote our precious time to causes we deem worthy. We donate our precious funds...Show More
Let’s Talk About Depression: Kevin Breel’s Confessions of a Depressed Comic — And What Happens When Your TED Talk Goes Supernova

2:53:08 | Sep 17th, 2015

“The world I believe in is one where embracing your light doesn’t mean ignoring the dark.” Kevin Breel Let’s talk about depression. Kevin Breel didn’t fit the adolescent persona you would expect to fall prey to this debilitating affliction. One of t...Show More
Cowspiracy: How Animal Agriculture Is Destroying The Planet & What You Can Do About It

1:41:44 | Sep 14th, 2015

“[Animal agriculture] is one of the largest industries on the planet, with the biggest environmental impact. And they are trying to keep us in the dark about how they are operating…” Will Potter, independent journalist & TED Senior Fellow A little o...Show More
How Adam Sud Lost 100 Pounds, Kicked Adderall, Reversed His Diabetes & Found A Life

2:06:00 | Sep 10th, 2015

“The search for the authentic self is the essence of recovery.” Adam Sud I love the everyman stories. Adam Sud isn’t famous. He’s not a world-class performer. And he’s not schilling a book. He’s just an average dude living a pretty normal life. But ...Show More
Don’t Listen to Anyone: Casey Neistat on Trusting Your Instincts & The Principles That Guide A Creative Life

1:00:01 | Sep 7th, 2015

“Success is defined not by how many cars you have or any of that nonsense but rather by how much of your day you spend doing something you really hate doing.” Casey Neistat Today marks my third conversation with the singular Casey Neistat. Does a gu...Show More
Shame Can’t Survive The Light

1:09:31 | Sep 3rd, 2015

“Shame craves the darkness. To overcome it, bring your past into the light and own it.” Rich Roll I’m terrified. I don’t want to post this episode. But hiding in the dark never helped me. Neither repression nor denial ever helped anyone. In order to...Show More
Light Watkins on The Inner Gym: How Meditation Can Train Consciousness For Happiness

2:05:02 | Aug 31st, 2015

“Happiness is not a choice. It’s a byproduct of building and cultivating an inner strength so you can ‘be happy’ effortlessly — and without thought.” Light Watkins I want to be happy. Everybody wants to be happy. So why is it so hard to just be happ...Show More
Mishka Shubaly On Forgiveness, Authenticity & Life As a Sober Artist

1:57:21 | Aug 27th, 2015

“The only way to succeed is to fail… over & over & over again. Just get right in your head with failing; that’s how you succeed.” Mishka Shubaly If you’re a long-time listener of the podcast, then you’ve treated yourself to several of my conversatio...Show More
Climber Conrad Anker on Suffering, Risk, Reward & The Allure of Meru

2:10:57 | Aug 24th, 2015

“Enlightenment isn’t found on a full stomach, or on a soft pillow.” Conrad Anker Imagine bivouacking in a portaledge — you and two other guys crammed into a small mountaineering tent pitched vertically and dangling on the side of a sheer Himalayan c...Show More
The Process of Process Is Process

1:08:25 | Aug 21st, 2015

“What if that negative story you have been telling yourself about yourself your whole life simply isn’t true?” Rich Roll Julie and I are back with yet another installment of Ask Me Anything, a twist on my typical long-form interview format where Jul...Show More
Turning Adversity To Advantage: Ryan Holiday on Why The Obstacle Is The Way

1:53:36 | Aug 17th, 2015

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Marcus Aurelius I love talking to smart people. Today’s guest is certainly that — and so much more. Contravening millennial stereotypes, Ryan Holiday is a prolific...Show More
Stop Asking For Permission

1:15:49 | Aug 13th, 2015

“The resentment and judgment that we are projecting at others is, in fact, the resentment and the judgment we have for ourselves…and that is the greatest violence to inflict that upon yourself. So by releasing that and by choosing to look at the good...Show More
The Iron Cowboy Did It! How James Lawrence Completed 50 Ironmans In 50 States In 50 Days

2:17:52 | Aug 10th, 2015

“Just be empowered to do that hard thing in your life…however low you are, wherever you are, there’s someone out there that loves you and there’s someone out there that can support you and there’s a way to climb out of it.” James “Iron Cowboy” Lawren...Show More
James & Claudia Altucher Choose Themselves: Musings On Relationships, The Power of Vulnerability & Creating Success Doing What You Love

1:50:16 | Aug 6th, 2015

“Being grateful is the bridge between the world of nightmares and the world where we are free to say no. It’s the bridge between the world of delusions and the world of creativity. It’s the power that brings death back to life, the power that turns p...Show More
How Chef Seamus Mullen Leveraged Holistic Lifestyle Medicine To Heal Himself

1:52:01 | Aug 3rd, 2015

“I’ve really started to look at health as being contagious in a way that when you start to make really good and considered choices about your own well-being, the people around you take notice and they start doing the same thing as well.” Seamus Mulle...Show More
The Fiction of Moderation: Thoughts on The Iron Cowboy, How To Discover Your Passion & Raising “Out of the Box” Kids

1:12:03 | Jul 30th, 2015

“If you take some time to quiet your life and commit some time to yourself you’ll find that thing. It doesn’t mean that you’re going to be a painter or you’re going to be a singer. Perhaps you’ll become a person of service. It’s different for everybo...Show More
Prevent Disease & Thrive: Michelle McMacken, MD on Holistic Lifestyle Medicine & Promoting Optimal Wellness Through Plant-Based Nutrition

1:52:18 | Jul 27th, 2015

“The fact that [doctors] are not given the training to use what is almost universally recognized as the most powerful tool [healthy nutrition] is crazy.” Michelle McMacken, MD We need more doctors like Michelle McMacken, MD. Board certified in inter...Show More
Combating Depression Through Ultra-Endurance: Luke Tyburski’s Ultimate Triathlon

2:12:02 | Jul 23rd, 2015

“What gets me through the dark days is knowing that I can make a difference in someone else’s life if I apply myself.” Luke Tyburski Aussie born, UK-dwelling adventure athlete Luke Tyburski isn’t superman. He’s not famous nor is he a world champion....Show More
The NFL’s David Carter On How A Plant-Based Diet Made Him A Better Player & A Better Human

1:53:38 | Jul 20th, 2015

“I can honestly say that being vegan is not only the most efficient way to be full-body strong, it’s also the most humane; everyone wins.” David Carter It’s one thing to thrive on a plant-based diet as a skinny endurance athlete. But what about spor...Show More
How To Cultivate Extraordinary Relationships & The Power of Neutrality In Navigating Conflict

1:49:12 | Jul 16th, 2015

“Remember that you cannot control what happens to you. But you can control who you are in the face of what happens to you.” Julie Piatt I don’t how long we’ve been together — 17 years? 16? — but I do know that Julie and I just celebrated our 12th we...Show More
Stephen Ritz On Transforming The Bronx & Generations of Kids By Turning His Classroom Into A Farm

1:41:01 | Jul 13th, 2015

“If you teach kids about nature they learn to nurture. And when children learn to nurture we as a society collectively embrace our better nature.” Stephen Ritz Insurgent educator Stephen Ritz is truly one of the most inspiring game changers I have e...Show More
How Do You Define True Health? Plus: Ruminations On Aging, Death & The Importance of Open Communication

1:23:57 | Jul 9th, 2015

“Only you can tell the world what is locked inside your heart, what is yearning to com