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Dr. Dean & Anne Ornish: The Power of Lifestyle Medicine To Undo Disease & Live Better
Dec 16 • 131 min
“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 equation. Of…
How Dirt Diva Catra Corbett Was Reborn On The Run
Dec 9 • 137 min
“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-punk…
Ross Edgley Is The Real Aquaman — Lessons In Fortitude From (Arguably) The Fittest Man Alive
Dec 6 • 154 min
“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, racism,…
Jimmy Chin & Chai Vasarhelyi On The Making of ‘Free Solo’ & Living Beyond Fear
Dec 3 • 104 min
“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) and Colin…
The Iceman Cometh: Wim Hof On Elevating Consciousness & Amplifying Human Potential
Nov 25 • 108 min
“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…
Lindsey Vonn’s Got Grit: Lessons From The World’s Most Decorated Female Ski Racer
Nov 18 • 62 min
“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 most…
Music Mogul Jason Flom On Reforming Criminal Justice & Resurrecting Rock ‘N Roll
Nov 15 • 110 min
“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 Records,…
How Josh LaJaunie Lost 200+ Pounds & Reinvented Himself: Thoughts On Mindset, Habits & Giving Back
Nov 11 • 123 min
“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 conversation…
Bruce Friedrich On The Clean Meat Revolution
Nov 4 • 108 min
“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 can we…
James Clear On Why Habits Are The Compound Interest of Self-Improvement
Oct 28 • 143 min
“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 replace…
How To Raise A Conscious Child With Guru Singh
Oct 25 • 88 min
“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, Guru…
Scott Harrison Is Not Afraid Of Work Without End
Oct 21 • 109 min
“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 cash.…
Jamie Dornan & Sacha Gervasi On The Delusion of Celebrity & The Life of Hervé
Oct 14 • 79 min
“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…
Fiona Oakes & Keegan Kuhn Are Running For Good
Oct 11 • 90 min
“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 acclaimed…
KJ Dell’Antonia Wants You To Be A Happier Parent
Oct 7 • 111 min
“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 we…
Jedidiah Jenkins On Shaking The Sleeping Self & The Quest To Live Without Regrets
Sep 30 • 160 min
“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,…
Knox Robinson On Why Running Is An Act of Rebellion
Sep 23 • 143 min
“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 definition will…
Disrupting Depression With Guru Singh
Sep 20 • 75 min
“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 show,…
Yuval Noah Harari On Why Clarity is Power
Sep 16 • 78 min
“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 history…
Strength Coach Mike Mahler Wants To Optimize Your Hormones
Sep 9 • 177 min
“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 almost all…
Dublin Live: Cultivating Community with The Happy Pear
Sep 6 • 95 min
“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 remember…
Sanjay Rawal On Running As Spiritual Practice
Sep 2 • 139 min
“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 of…
John Joseph On The PMA Effect: Transcending Labels & Transforming Lives
Aug 26 • 168 min
“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 appearance…
The Power of Ceremony and Ritual with Julie Piatt
Aug 23 • 89 min
“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 the…
Tony Hawk Is Still Killing It At 50: Do What You Love & Live Outside Your Comfort Zone
Aug 19 • 85 min
“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 skateboard,…
Pro Bodybuilder Nimai Delgado On Vegan Gains, Training Pains & Changing The Game
Aug 12 • 141 min
“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 a guy…
Live Life Awake: The Art & Science of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine
Aug 9 • 128 min
“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 recent…
Bassem Youssef: The Jon Stewart of Egypt On Political Satire, The Power of Plants & The Pursuit of Happiness
Aug 5 • 91 min
“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 history. Blink again and you’re…
Superfood Superman Darin Olien On Barùkas, Breath & Brain States
Jul 29 • 127 min
“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…
Brian Rose On Why He Left Millions In Banking To Inspire Millions Online
Jul 22 • 159 min
“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 left him…
Finding Joy In Simplicity With The Happy Pear
Jul 19 • 106 min
“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 Stephen &…
John McAvoy: From Armed Robbery To Professional Athlete — One Man Reformed Through The Power of Sport
Jul 15 • 154 min
“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…
Eduardo Garcia Is The Bionic Chef: Regret Nothing, Forgive Everything
Jul 8 • 124 min
“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, hiking…
Training Versus Exercise: Chris Hauth On The Athlete Mindset
Jul 5 • 100 min
“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 Coach’s…
Rangan Chatterjee, MD on How to Make Disease Disappear
Jul 1 • 147 min
“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 blood…
How Des Linden Won Boston: Lessons on Big Goals, Showing Up & Loving The Work
Jun 24 • 92 min
“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 April 16,…
The Power of Owning Your Story
Jun 21 • 97 min
“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 retreat in…
Utkarsh Ambudkar Is Breaking Hollywood Stereotypes
Jun 17 • 122 min
“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…
Strength in Stillness: Bob Roth On The Power of Transcendental Meditation & Bringing Calm To The Center of Life’s Storm
Jun 10 • 73 min
“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 with a…
There’s Always A Way: Alex Banayan on The Third Door
Jun 7 • 140 min
“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 money to…
How to Be Well: Frank Lipman, MD On The Keys To A Happy & Healthy Life
Jun 3 • 114 min
“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 it. And…
Jesse Itzler On Building Your Life Resume & Why Happiness Is An Action
May 28 • 110 min
“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 wall. But…
Guru Singh On Compassion, Discernment & The Primacy of Self-Mastery
May 24 • 100 min
“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 teacher…
Fasting For Longevity With Valter Longo, Ph.D.
May 21 • 117 min
“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 vibrantly and…
In Search of Mastery With Dr. Michael Gervais: How To Develop A High Performance Mindset
May 13 • 94 min
“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 common…
Kurt Sutter Is A Fearless Storyteller
May 9 • 159 min
“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…
Hilaree Nelson On The Virtues Of Living An Adventurous Life
May 6 • 106 min
“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 the…
Ultimate Weight Loss Secrets With Chef AJ
Apr 29 • 111 min
“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 awesome. But…
Michael Klim Is An Olympic Swimming Legend
Apr 22 • 95 min
“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. And…
AMORE! Rich & Julie On Relationships — Plus Italian Cuisine 2.0
Apr 19 • 83 min
“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 amore in…
Tom Scott On Curiosity, The Power of Story & The Lost Art of Conversation
Apr 15 • 128 min
“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 the…
Alex Hutchinson On Redefining The Limits of Human Performance
Apr 8 • 137 min
“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 are…
Frank Shamrock Uncaged: From Abuse & Incarceration To MMA Legend
Apr 5 • 97 min
“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 marred by…
Light Watkins On Dispelling Meditation Myths — And Why You Should Adopt A Daily Practice
Apr 1 • 114 min
“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 who…
Susan David, Ph.D On The Power of Emotional Agility & Why Discomfort Is The Price Of Admission To A Meaningful Life
Mar 25 • 110 min
“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 most…
From Eating Disorder To Olympic Glory: Dotsie Bausch On Defying Age & Championing Compassion
Mar 22 • 143 min
“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 so…
Rob Bell Is ‘The Heretic’ – Filmmaker Andrew Morgan & Christianity’s Most Polarizing Voice
Mar 18 • 119 min
“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 feeling I…
Zach Bush, M.D. On GMO’s, Glyphosate & Healing The Gut
Mar 11 • 112 min
“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 news? If…
Kathy Freston Is The Queen of Clean Protein
Mar 8 • 108 min
“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 more than…
Alex Honnold: The Free Soul of Free Solo Climbing On Fear, Risk, Mindset & What It Means To Be Truly Alive
Mar 4 • 117 min
“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 shark.…
Paul de Gelder On The Shark Attack That Saved His Life
Feb 25 • 138 min
“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, your leg…
Plant-Based vs. Ketosis: Diet Wars With Cardiologist Joel Kahn, MD
Feb 22 • 142 min
“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 witness to…
Preservation, Purpose & Pursuit of the Pacific Crest Trail with Environmentalist Jared Blumenfeld
Feb 18 • 131 min
“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 leaders…
James Altucher On The Art of Thinking Differently — Adventures In Minimalism, Stand Up Comedy & Crypto-Currency
Feb 11 • 106 min
“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, podcaster,…
Dan Harris On The Power Of Meditation For The Fidgety Skeptic
Feb 8 • 115 min
“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 weekend…
Ray Cronise & Julieanna Hever On Everything Plant-Based Nutrition
Feb 4 • 159 min
“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 Ray…
Danica Patrick is Pretty Intense — Life Lessons From The World’s Greatest Female Race Car Driver
Jan 28 • 85 min
“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.…
LIVE from NeueHouse: Rich & Julie On Creative Partnerships, Enhancing Productivity & Why It’s All About Consciousness
Jan 25 • 76 min
“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…
What Is “Clean Meat”? Paul Shapiro On The Future of Food
Jan 21 • 122 min
“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 comes to…
Amy Dresner: Getting Dirty, Staying Clean & The Power Of Owning Your Truth
Jan 14 • 130 min
“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 addiction,…
Mirna Valerio Is A Beautiful Work in Progress: Thoughts On Body Positivity, Self-Empowerment & Owning Your Truth
Jan 11 • 160 min
“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 define an…
How Charlie Jabaley Lost 120lbs & Overcame a Brain Tumor To Become An Athlete
Jan 7 • 117 min
“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 weight.…
The Best of 2017- Part II
Dec 31, 2017 • 149 min
“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 taking…
The Best of 2017- Part I
Dec 24, 2017 • 127 min
“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 annual…
Rip Esselstyn Is PLANTSTRONG! (And Why You Should Be Too)
Dec 21, 2017 • 100 min
“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…
Nathan Runkle Has Mercy for Animals — The Power of Compassion To Make A Difference
Dec 17, 2017 • 106 min
“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 and…
Tim Ferriss Is Evolving: Looking Within, Learning Self-Love & Pondering What Matters Most
Dec 10, 2017 • 177 min
“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 of…
How To Build A Conscious Relationship
Dec 7, 2017 • 75 min
“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 Q&A…
Guru Singh On Building Emotional Infrastructure, New Educational Modalities & The Impact of Diet Beyond The Physical
Dec 3, 2017 • 128 min
“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 usher…
Live In Dublin With The Happy Pear
Nov 30, 2017 • 90 min
“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 friends…
Alzheimer’s Can Be Prevented & Reversed: Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai On Optimizing Brain Health
Nov 26, 2017 • 145 min
“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 (and due…
Off-Season Fitness: Chris Hauth on Staying Engaged Through The Winter Months
Nov 23, 2017 • 54 min
“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. For those…
ICARUS: How Bryan Fogel Exposed The Biggest Doping Scandal In Olympic History
Nov 19, 2017 • 143 min
“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 that…
Lance Armstrong Is Moving Forward
Nov 12, 2017 • 86 min
“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 still have…
The Misadventures Of A Professional Struggler — Mishka Shubaly Just Wants To Be Better
Nov 9, 2017 • 122 min
“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-mother…
Cardiologist Kim Williams, M.D. Wants To Eradicate Heart Disease
Nov 5, 2017 • 92 min
“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…
Unmasking Masculinity With Lewis Howes
Oct 29, 2017 • 112 min
“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 impossible to…
Dan Buettner: Lessons From the World’s Happiest People
Oct 22, 2017 • 107 min
“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 coined by…
Ask Me Anything: Rich Roll On Training, Racing & Service
Oct 19, 2017 • 136 min
“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 during our…
Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito’s Plant-Based Embrace
Oct 16, 2017 • 103 min
“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 to…
Healing Mushrooms: Tero Isokauppila On The Magical, Mysterious, Health Promoting Properties Of Fungi
Oct 8, 2017 • 108 min
“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 a pizza…
Living In Alignment With Nature — Colin Hudon on Holistic Health, Seasonal Rhythms & The Interconnectedness of All
Oct 5, 2017 • 123 min
“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 other and…
Chris Guillebeau On Why You Need A Side Hustle (Even If You Love Your Job)
Oct 1, 2017 • 75 min
“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’s wisdom…
Where Do You Thrive? Gretchen Rubin On Playing To Your Strengths & Building Better Habits
Sep 24, 2017 • 102 min
“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 out what…
Let’s Talk About Balance
Sep 21, 2017 • 74 min
“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 Piatt and…
From Fat Kid To Pro Cyclist: Phil Gaimon On Clean Sport, Racing On $10 A Day & The Worst Retirement Ever
Sep 18, 2017 • 108 min
“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 sure to run…
Amanda Chantal Bacon On Self-Care, Building A Wellness Empire & Surviving Controversy
Sep 10, 2017 • 130 min
“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 notorious…
ÖTILLÖ! Meeting Nature Writ Large
Sep 6, 2017 • 72 min
“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 podcast…
Drew Sams On Living A Curious Life of Wonder
Sep 4, 2017 • 128 min
“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 iconoclast…
Ultra-Athlete Samantha Gash On Suffering For Your Passion, Running Across India & Why Service Is Paramount
Aug 27, 2017 • 137 min
“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 single…
What’s Your North Star? Jon Gordon On The Primacy of Vision & Why Positivity Is Paramount
Aug 21, 2017 • 137 min
“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…
Patience Is Everything: Coach’s Corner with Chris Hauth & Caroline Burckle
Aug 17, 2017 • 67 min
“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 and get…
Aubrey Marcus: A Warrior Poet On Embracing Resistance, Self-Love & Why Outward Success Is An Inside Job
Aug 13, 2017 • 111 min
“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 any…
Big Mountain Skier Lynsey Dyer On Sport As Art
Aug 6, 2017 • 117 min
“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 the zero…
3 Questions
Aug 3, 2017 • 81 min
“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-week…
Scott Harrison On Why Clean Water Changes Everything
Jul 30, 2017 • 115 min
“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, cover…
Dominick Thompson On The Masculinity Of Compassion
Jul 23, 2017 • 152 min
“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 have…
It’s An Inside Job — Melbourne Q & A
Jul 20, 2017 • 48 min
“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, Australia,…
Tommy Rosen On Life Beyond Addiction
Jul 17, 2017 • 152 min
“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 care how…
NASCAR Driver Leilani Münter Is Racing For The Planet
Jul 9, 2017 • 141 min
“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 stand…
Why Food Is The First Portal To Self-Actualization — Miami Live Q & A
Jul 7, 2017 • 72 min
“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 understand who…
Shaka Senghor On Righting Wrongs & Why Your Worst Deeds Don’t Define You
Jul 2, 2017 • 102 min
“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…
Meditation Master Sharon Salzberg On Real Love & The Art of Mindful Connection
Jun 26, 2017 • 111 min
“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 love and…
How To Train Smart: Coach’s Corner With Chris Hauth
Jun 22, 2017 • 59 min
“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 sub-9…
Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D. On Breaking The Dairy Addiction
Jun 19, 2017 • 76 min
“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. Last week we…
Ditching Dairy: The Doyenne of Vegan Cuisine on Food as a Portal for Transformation
Jun 12, 2017 • 82 min
“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 creative partner…
John Joseph Returns: The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon, Overcoming Insurmountable Obstacles & The Transformative Power of PMA
Jun 8, 2017 • 104 min
“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.“ John…
How To Achieve Peak Performance — And Sustain It — With Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness
Jun 5, 2017 • 125 min
“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 when it comes…
John Mackey On Conscious Capitalism, Building An Empire & The Power of Plants To Heal and Thrive
May 28, 2017 • 82 min
“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 awareness?…
Jordan Harbinger On The Art of Communication
May 25, 2017 • 105 min
“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 the signals…
David Clark: When An Audacious Goal Becomes An Obsessive Addiction
May 21, 2017 • 108 min
“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 week he…
Growth Is Our Mandate
May 18, 2017 • 114 min
“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…
JD Roth: The Big Fat Truth Behind The Controversial King of Weight Loss TV
May 14, 2017 • 108 min
“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 children are…
Turia Pitt Unmasked – How Choosing Gratitude Turned This Burn Victim Into A Global Inspiration
May 7, 2017 • 103 min
“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 enjoying the…
Bruce Friedrich Is Innovating The Future of Food
May 1, 2017 • 84 min
“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 billion. By…
Louis Cole Is Living The Life of Adventure
Apr 23, 2017 • 142 min
“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 adventure?…
Leo Babauta’s Mission To End Human Struggle — Ruminations on Suffering, Simplicity & The Power of Mindfulness
Apr 16, 2017 • 120 min
“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 Joshua…
Danielle LaPorte On Becoming Your Own Guru
Apr 10, 2017 • 106 min
“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 development…
Jessica Lahey On The Gift of Failure
Apr 2, 2017 • 113 min
“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. So we…
Adam Braun On Lightning Moments, Reimagining Education & Blazing A Life of Purpose
Mar 27, 2017 • 97 min
“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 people to…
How To Be A Little Bit Better Tomorrow Than You Are Today — Sydney Q&A
Mar 23, 2017 • 55 min
“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 Paddington Town…
Conor Dwyer: An Olympic Gold Medalist On Why Hard Work Beats Talent That Doesn’t Work Hard
Mar 19, 2017 • 88 min
“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 work…
“What The Health” – How Corporate Collusion Is Making Us Sick & Costing Us Trillions
Mar 13, 2017 • 117 min
“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. It’s…
Brogan Graham On Igniting A Fitness Revolution
Mar 5, 2017 • 117 min
“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…
Why You Should Be Devotional, Not Emotional — And How Insistence Trumps Resistance
Mar 2, 2017 • 65 min
“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 about…
Kimberley Chambers Swims With Sharks: The World’s Greatest Female Marathon Swimmer On Turning Adversity To Advantage
Feb 27, 2017 • 124 min
“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…
Idea Architect Douglas Abrams: Cultivating Joy, Collaborating With Spiritual Masters & Elevating Consciousness
Feb 17, 2017 • 97 min
“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 Laureates His…
Mark Allen: One Of The Greatest Athletes of All Time On The Spirituality of Peak Performance
Feb 13, 2017 • 96 min
“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 Scott. In…
Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD: Listening To Your Body’s Intelligence
Feb 6, 2017 • 103 min
“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…
Rich Roll & Marco Borges On Living In Alignment With Core Values
Feb 2, 2017 • 62 min
“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 panel…
Casey Wasserman On Leveraging Mentorship, Proving Success & Creating A Legacy
Jan 30, 2017 • 49 min
“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…
Travis Barker On Premonition, Intuition & The Importance Of Following Your Heart
Jan 23, 2017 • 114 min
“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…
Darin Olien: A Superfood Hunter On Peak Nutrition & Next Level Hydration
Jan 16, 2017 • 132 min
“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 food…
Guru Singh: A Master Spiritual Teacher on The Power of Cultivating Awareness To Awaken Your Highest Self
Jan 9, 2017 • 136 min
“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 translates…
Navy SEAL David Goggins Is The Toughest Athlete On Earth — Thoughts On Mindset, The 40% Rule & Why Purpose Always Trumps Motivation
Jan 2, 2017 • 108 min
“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 chase…
Best of 2016 – Part II
Dec 29, 2016 • 126 min
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…
The Best of 2016 – Part I
Dec 26, 2016 • 119 min
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, express…
Marc Ching On Risking His Life To End Asia’s Dog Meat Trade
Dec 19, 2016 • 95 min
“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.”…
Kerri Walsh Jennings: Lessons on Mindset From One of the Most Dominant Olympic Athletes Of All Time
Dec 12, 2016 • 102 min
“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 Walsh…
Heal Thyself
Dec 9, 2016 • 130 min
“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…
John Lewis Is The Bad Ass Vegan — Upending Stereotypes & The Impact of Positive Mindset on Destiny
Dec 5, 2016 • 123 min
“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 only…
Dean Karnazes On The Road To Sparta: Channeling Pheidippides, Out of Body Experiences & Why Inspiration Is A Two Way Street
Nov 28, 2016 • 121 min
“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 with a…
Andrew “Spud Fit” Taylor: How He Lost 114 Pounds Eating Nothing But Potatoes For An Entire Year
Nov 21, 2016 • 110 min
“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 leaders…
What Now?
Nov 17, 2016 • 72 min
“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 ideology…
Chris Hauth: Building Better Athletes, Training For Optimal Performance & Achieving Fitness For Life
Nov 14, 2016 • 117 min
“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 Ironman…
Biz Stone on Conscious Capitalism & The Power Of Technology To Cultivate Global Cooperation
Nov 7, 2016 • 124 min
“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. Together…
How To Build An Authentic Brand
Nov 3, 2016 • 64 min
“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. Today we…
How To Be A Minimalist: Joshua Fields Millburn On The Power Of Living Deliberately & Contributing Beyond Ourselves
Oct 31, 2016 • 112 min
“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 way…
Dr. Michael Gervais On Elite Performance & The Psychology of Self-Mastery
Oct 24, 2016 • 121 min
“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 the…
Faith Provocateur Rob Bell On God, Divinity & Why Love Always Wins
Oct 17, 2016 • 113 min
“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, depressing…
Jonathan Fields’ Buckets For Living A Good Life
Oct 10, 2016 • 105 min
“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…
Sacha Gervasi & David de Rothschild: Chasing Dreams, Seeking Adventure & The Power of Story To Change The World
Oct 3, 2016 • 112 min
“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 exceedingly…
From Crack Addict To Running The Sahara To Prison Hero — Charlie Engle’s Third Act
Sep 26, 2016 • 158 min
“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,…
The Art of Non-Conformity: Chris Guillebeau on Living An Unconventional Life & The Power of Divine Moments
Sep 19, 2016 • 116 min
“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 is…
Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky: How To Run Fast, Eat Slow And Love The Journey
Sep 12, 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 Flanagan. Over…
How To Cultivate Non-Judgment
Sep 5, 2016 • 67 min
“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. We…
Alexis Fox & Micah Risk Are Igniting A Social Movement To Help The World Eat Better
Aug 29, 2016 • 124 min
“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 through…
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
Aug 22, 2016 • 91 min
“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, he was…
Neal Barnard, M.D. On The Power of Nutrition To Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease, Diabetes & Alzheimer’s
Aug 15, 2016 • 121 min
“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, many of us…
Steve Case On Building Empires, Changing The World & The Internet’s Third Wave
Aug 8, 2016 • 61 min
“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-founded…
Dr. Melanie Joy on Going Beyond Carnism: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows
Aug 1, 2016 • 76 min
“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 your…
Ryan Holiday On The Perils of Ego & Inherent Value of Humility
Jul 25, 2016 • 136 min
“[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…
Vegan NFL Player Griff Whalen: The Plantpower Underdog On The Advantage of Self-Belief
Jul 18, 2016 • 131 min
“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 Man?…
Anthony Ervin: The Rebel Olympian on Chasing Water, Finding Meaning in Gold & The Search For Authenticity
Jul 11, 2016 • 105 min
“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 2000…
Andrew Morgan On The True Cost Of Fast Fashion: The Ethical & Environmental Price of Clothing
Jul 4, 2016 • 117 min
“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 even…
Colin O’Brady Shatters The Explorers Grand Slam World Record: Ruminations On Risk, Limits, Fear & Giving Back
Jun 27, 2016 • 137 min
“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 athleticism known…
Up Your Game
Jun 23, 2016 • 7 min
“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 pretty…
Stephen & David Flynn Are The Happy Pear: Creating a Mainstream Movement to Inspire Healthy Living
Jun 20, 2016 • 111 min
“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…
The Ultimate Hack Is Mastery
Jun 17, 2016 • 60 min
“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 we…
“The Iceman” Wim Hof On Why Breath is Life, Cold is God & Feeling is Understanding
Jun 13, 2016 • 104 min
“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…
Robin Arzón Wants You To Shut Up And Run
Jun 6, 2016 • 101 min
“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 just…
Consumed By GMO: Daryl Wein & Zoe Lister-Jones On The Future of Food
May 29, 2016 • 89 min
“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 genetically…
Chris Davis Should Be Dead: Life As A Sober Warrior
May 23, 2016 • 138 min
“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 me…
Steve-O (+ His Dad!) On Fame, Reinvention & The Journey To Finding Fulfillment From Within
May 15, 2016 • 142 min
“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 his…
Moby on Transforming Electronic Music, Elevating Consciousness & Saving The Planet
May 9, 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 sold…
Tackling Addiction With Jack Canfield
May 2, 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? That is…
Arianna Huffington’s Sleep Revolution: A Formula For Enhanced Productivity, Performance, Success & Happiness
Apr 25, 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 are. In…
John Joseph Wants You To Wake The F*ck Up
Apr 18, 2016 • 100 min
“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 he…
How Jasmin Singer Lost 100 Pounds By Finding Peace With Herself
Apr 11, 2016 • 99 min
“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. But so…
Doug Evans Is Revolutionizing Juice
Apr 4, 2016 • 108 min
“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…
Crafting The Future of Food With Matthew Kenney
Mar 28, 2016 • 97 min
“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.”…
How To Sleep Smarter With Shawn Stevenson
Mar 21, 2016 • 139 min
“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 am…
Adam Skolnick’s One Breath: The Spiritual Allure of Freediving Through the Life & Death of Nick Mevoli, America’s Greatest Talent
Mar 14, 2016 • 154 min
“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 downward to a…
Gary Vaynerchuk Works Harder Than You Do
Mar 7, 2016 • 93 min
“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 Gary…
Jason Wachob On How To Build A Life, Not A Resumé
Feb 29, 2016 • 101 min
“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 happiness is…
Do What You Love — PLUS BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
Feb 25, 2016 • 55 min
“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 format…
Mishka Shubaly On Writing: Faith, Guilt, Stubbornness, Abandonment, Revenge, Forgiveness & Why He Swears He’ll Make It Up To You
Feb 22, 2016 • 139 min
“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…
Joseph Naus’ Straight Pepper Diet: How A Sex Addicted Lawyer Who Lost Everything Found Salvation
Feb 15, 2016 • 121 min
“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 into…
Our Broken Plate: Disrupting Nutritional Science, Intermittent Fasting & How He Helped Penn Jillette Lose Over 100 Pounds
Feb 8, 2016 • 181 min
“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 today’s…
Russell Simmons: The Yogi Path From Hip Hop Mogul To Happy Vegan
Feb 1, 2016 • 97 min
“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 love…
Elite Spartan Athlete Hunter McIntyre On How Obstacle Course Racing Saved His Life
Jan 25, 2016 • 101 min
“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…
Longevity, Epigenetics, Microbiome Health & The Difference Between Eating for Long-Term Wellness Versus Performance
Jan 18, 2016 • 139 min
“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…
Don’t Compromise: Living An Expansive Life, The Divine Throughline, Thoughts on Bowie & Why All Roads Lead To Meditation
Jan 14, 2016 • 66 min
“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…
Colin O’Brady’s Attempt On The Explorers Grand Slam World Record
Jan 11, 2016 • 136 min
“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 slogging…
I Forgot To Die: Khalil Rafati’s Journey From Homeless Junkie To Wellness Entrepreneur
Jan 4, 2016 • 140 min
“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, you…
The Best Of 2015 – Part II
Dec 29, 2015 • 109 min
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,…
The Best Of 2015 – Part I
Dec 28, 2015 • 122 min
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, express…
Suzy Amis Cameron’s Mission To Save The Planet — Rethinking Education, Agriculture, Health & The American Diet
Dec 21, 2015 • 112 min
“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 and…
Hollywood Stuntman Trampas Thompson: Life on The Edge, Expanding Consciousness & What It’s Like To Be Birdman
Dec 17, 2015 • 193 min
“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 speaker.…
Patrik Baboumian: The World Record Holding Vegan Strongman On Why Compassion Is His Greatest Strength
Dec 14, 2015 • 184 min
“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. Because the…
The D Word: Let’s talk About Death
Dec 10, 2015 • 65 min
“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 true.…
Michael Greger, M.D. On How Not To Die
Dec 7, 2015 • 104 min
“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 can…
It’s An Inside Job: Olaniyi Sobomehin On How To Maximize Potential In Sport & Life
Dec 3, 2015 • 127 min
“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 time.…
Never Fear Failure: Jesse Itzler on Living With A SEAL, Tackling Life Plateaus & Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
Nov 30, 2015 • 88 min
“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 music…
How To Navigate Holiday Landmines: ‘Tis The Season For Grace & Gratitude
Nov 26, 2015 • 89 min
“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 holidays…
Marco Borges’ 22-Day Revolution: A Plant-Based Mission To Transform Mainstream Culture
Nov 23, 2015 • 116 min
“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 until you…
Olympian Aaron Peirsol’s Love Affair With Water
Nov 16, 2015 • 138 min
“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…
What is Orthorexia? When Wellness Becomes Illness — Plus Thoughts On PTSD, Self-Forgiveness & Running For Peace
Nov 12, 2015 • 66 min
“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 week’s…
Live Dirty, Eat Clean: Robynne Chutkan, MD on Everything Microbiome
Nov 9, 2015 • 139 min
“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 bacteria,…
Grappling With GMOs: Daryl Wein & Zoe Lister-Jones On ‘Consumed’ — Making A Thriller Out of The Politics of Food
Nov 5, 2015 • 111 min
“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…
Shattering Wellness Elitism: Gunnar Lovelace’s Mission to Make Healthy Food Affordable For Everyone
Nov 2, 2015 • 76 min
“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, and…
Lewis Howes: The Myth of Masculinity, The Power of Vulnerability & What It Means To Be Great
Oct 29, 2015 • 98 min
“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…
Addiction Is Not A Choice: Dr. Gabor Maté’s Call for A Compassionate & Holistic Approach To Healing
Oct 25, 2015 • 84 min
“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 author,…
Stop Staring At The Scale & Turn The Gaze Inward — The Emotional Drivers Behind Diet & Behavior (Plus: Tales From Das Plantpower Kochbuch German Book Tour)
Oct 22, 2015 • 94 min
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 Julie and…
Jedidiah Jenkins: The Pursuit of Wonder, The Power of Story & Finding Truth in Adventure
Oct 19, 2015 • 138 min
“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…
Sailesh Rao On Why Ahimsa (Nonviolence) Is An Essential Response to Climate Change
Oct 16, 2015 • 108 min
“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 am…
Better Than Steroids? Craig Heller on Thermoregulation & ‘The Glove’ That Could Revolutionize Athletics
Oct 12, 2015 • 91 min
“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…
Stop Living Like You Get A ‘Do-Over’ Life
Oct 8, 2015 • 63 min
“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…
Jeff Castelaz: Music As a Weapon, Solace In Cycling, Building a Life of Service & Why It’s All About The Neighborhood
Oct 5, 2015 • 172 min
“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 and…
How To Get Good At Gratitude — Plus: What It’s Like To Be Profiled In The New York Times
Oct 1, 2015 • 64 min
“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 off…
John Salley: The NBA Champion On Going Vegan For Athletic Performance, Longevity & The Environment (Plus: Why So Many Pro Athletes Die Young)
Sep 28, 2015 • 107 min
“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…
From A Life of Matter To A Life That Matters: Jason Garner’s Journey From Music Industry CEO to Spiritual Warrior
Sep 24, 2015 • 112 min
“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…
Doing Good Better: William MacAskill on ‘Effective Altruism’ & How To Maximize Positive Global Impact
Sep 21, 2015 • 121 min
“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 to…
Let’s Talk About Depression: Kevin Breel’s Confessions of a Depressed Comic — And What Happens When Your TED Talk Goes Supernova
Sep 16, 2015 • 173 min
“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 the…
Cowspiracy: How Animal Agriculture Is Destroying The Planet & What You Can Do About It
Sep 14, 2015 • 101 min
“[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 over a…
How Adam Sud Lost 100 Pounds, Kicked Adderall, Reversed His Diabetes & Found A Life
Sep 9, 2015 • 126 min
“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 look…
Don’t Listen to Anyone: Casey Neistat on Trusting Your Instincts & The Principles That Guide A Creative Life
Sep 6, 2015 • 60 min
“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 guy who…
Shame Can’t Survive The Light
Sep 3, 2015 • 69 min
“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 grow,…
Light Watkins on The Inner Gym: How Meditation Can Train Consciousness For Happiness
Aug 31, 2015 • 125 min
“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 happy?…
Mishka Shubaly On Forgiveness, Authenticity & Life As a Sober Artist
Aug 27, 2015 • 117 min
“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 conversations…
Climber Conrad Anker on Suffering, Risk, Reward & The Allure of Meru
Aug 24, 2015 • 130 min
“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 cliff…
The Process of Process Is Process
Aug 20, 2015 • 68 min
“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 Julie and…
Turning Adversity To Advantage: Ryan Holiday on Why The Obstacle Is The Way
Aug 16, 2015 • 113 min
“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, rising…
Stop Asking For Permission
Aug 13, 2015 • 75 min
“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 and…
The Iron Cowboy Did It! How James Lawrence Completed 50 Ironmans In 50 States In 50 Days
Aug 9, 2015 • 137 min
“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” Lawrence…
James & Claudia Altucher Choose Themselves: Musings On Relationships, The Power of Vulnerability & Creating Success Doing What You Love
Aug 6, 2015 • 110 min
“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…
How Chef Seamus Mullen Leveraged Holistic Lifestyle Medicine To Heal Himself
Aug 3, 2015 • 112 min
“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 Mullen…
The Fiction of Moderation: Thoughts on The Iron Cowboy, How To Discover Your Passion & Raising “Out of the Box” Kids
Jul 30, 2015 • 72 min
“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 everybody.”…
Prevent Disease & Thrive: Michelle McMacken, MD on Holistic Lifestyle Medicine & Promoting Optimal Wellness Through Plant-Based Nutrition
Jul 26, 2015 • 112 min
“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 internal…
Combating Depression Through Ultra-Endurance: Luke Tyburski’s Ultimate Triathlon
Jul 23, 2015 • 132 min
“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. And…
The NFL’s David Carter On How A Plant-Based Diet Made Him A Better Player & A Better Human
Jul 20, 2015 • 113 min
“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 sports…
How To Cultivate Extraordinary Relationships & The Power of Neutrality In Navigating Conflict
Jul 16, 2015 • 109 min
“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 wedding…
Stephen Ritz On Transforming The Bronx & Generations of Kids By Turning His Classroom Into A Farm
Jul 12, 2015 • 101 min
“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 ever…
How Do You Define True Health? Plus: Ruminations On Aging, Death & The Importance of Open Communication
Jul 9, 2015 • 83 min
“Only you can tell the world what is locked inside your heart, what is yearning to come out. Eating plant-based and becoming healthy and understanding that you can clear yourself and connect with your authentic self by eating vital, vibrant healthy foods…
How Eating Raw Repaired My Health and Gave My Life Purpose With Fully Raw Kristina
Jul 5, 2015 • 99 min
“The coolest part about food is that it’s something that you get to eat. We get to eat color for a living. We get to eat color to bring us life. And so these things have all of these colors bring us life—and they have life—and that’s why raw food to me is…
How To Be ‘Self-Full’: Co-Dependency, Navigating Fear & Connecting With Who You Really Are
Jul 2, 2015 • 83 min
“The reality is: if you’re not aligned in yourself, you’re not able to help. You’re really not in a place of being able to really be of service and that’s the beauty of going through a dark night or being pummeled a bit by life’s wonderful tumble-dry…
Tucker Max Grows Up: How To Own Your Emotional Truth, Redefine Your Story & Find Happiness
Jun 29, 2015 • 145 min
“All life really boils down to, for humans, are the relationships with the people you love and the things you do that matter to other people.” Tucker Max This week I’m going out on a limb. When the opportunity arose to sit down with Tucker Max, I admit to…
Superfoods For Superlife: Traipsing the Globe In Search of Optimal Nutrition & Longevity With Darin Olien
Jun 22, 2015 • 135 min
“What am I supposed to eat? How can it be that every beast, every fish, every insect—every other critter on the face of the planet—can figure this out so easily, and yet here we are, still wondering?” Darin Olien What’s it like to traipse the far…
How Josh LaJaunie Lost 200 Pounds, Ran An Ultramarathon, Transformed His Life Wholesale & Inspired His Community To Embrace Healthy Living
Jun 14, 2015 • 126 min
“Fixing the way I thought about myself and what is possible changed my life—more than plants, more than running, more than any of these things—it’s what went on inside my mind.” Josh LaJaunie Josh LaJaunie is perhaps the most inspirational everyman…
The Zen of WuDe — Meditations on Buddhist Philosophy, Gratitude & The Art of Being
Jun 7, 2015 • 106 min
“If you don’t have the ability to celebrate what you have now, nothing you get—and I mean nothing; nothing material, nothing experiential, no amount information, no amount of experience, no amount of material possessions—is going to teach you how to…
Our Misplaced Obsession With Protein: Garth Davis, MD On High Fat, Low Carb Diets, Bad Science & How To Separate Nutritional Fact From Popular Fiction
May 31, 2015 • 106 min
“…that’s what medical school does – it teaches you to treat symptoms; it doesn’t teach you to treat a larger cause; it doesn’t teach food as medicine.” Garth Davis, MD This week marks the return of Garth Davis, MD — a veteran weight loss surgeon who took…
50 Ironmans. 50 Days. 50 States: The Iron Cowboy’s Assault on Impossible — Musings on Limits, Conviction, Family & Service
May 24, 2015 • 105 min
“You can set as many goals as you want. But without belief and conviction, it won’t happen.” James “Iron Cowboy” Lawrence UPDATE: July 26, 2015. He did it. Yesterday I had the great honor and privilege of running the final marathon with James, and…
The Mind of Daniel Pinchbeck: Evolving Consciousness To Reimagine Commerce, Community, Political Systems & The Environment
May 21, 2015 • 86 min
“Electronic culture created soulless replacements for connective rituals — television supplanted tribal legends told by the fire; ‘fast food’ consumed in distraction took the place of a shared meal. We substituted matter for Mater (feminine principle),…
The Need For Speed: NASCAR Driver Landon Cassill’s Plant-Based, Triathlon Fueled Success Equation
May 17, 2015 • 133 min
“If you want to put yourself on the edge as an athlete, like I do in a race car or in training for a triathlon, you have to be treating the food that’s going in your body like rocket fuel. You can’t be putting garbage in your body and expecting rocket…
The Plight of “Tipper X”: How Tom Hardin Became The Most Notorious FBI Informant in the Biggest Insider Trading Case in Decades — And The Long Run To Redemption
May 10, 2015 • 126 min
“I am my own undoing. But there have been many positives to come out of it.” Tom Hardin This week we explore some very new terrain. Let’s kick it off with the Greek myth of Icarus. As the story goes, Daedalus — a master craftsman best known for building…
The Spirit of Timothy Shieff — Freerunning, The Practice of Being & Living Transparently
May 3, 2015 • 97 min
“Warriors stand up for the innocent. The real heroes are the ones that are out there defending the innocent, the voiceless…” Timothy Shieff When the question turns to living your truth, this first line from Timothy Shieff’s self-authored bio says it all:…
Casey Neistat’s Absolute Disregard For Failure — And the Imperative to Define Your Own Path
Apr 27, 2015 • 83 min
“It’s always the struggles that define you in life. Look back at your life whether you’re 13 years old or 80 years old and it’s always the hardest times that made you who you are.” Casey Neistat This week marks the return of my friend Casey Neistat to the…
The Warrior Path, Finding The Love in Competition & What it Means To Live The Plantpower Way (Plus Win a Vitamix!)
Apr 23, 2015 • 86 min
“Transformation is not for the weak at heart. It is the warrior path.” Julie Piatt I have some serious sustainability concerns about doing two podcasts a week. It’s just an absurd amount of work. But I’m keeping my promise. Plus, I’m having fun. So here…
From Monk To Entrepreneur: How Andy Puddicombe Became the Modern Voice of Meditation & Mindfulness
Apr 20, 2015 • 97 min
“Most people assume that meditation is all about stopping thoughts, getting rid of emotions, somehow controlling the mind. But actually it’s … about stepping back, seeing the thought clearly, witnessing it coming and going.” Andy Puddicombe I was first…
Plant-Based On A Budget, Unleashing Your Inner Mentor & Tips For Raising Healthy Teens (Plus Win a SOMA!)
Apr 16, 2015 • 88 min
“Everybody has something to share. If it’s based on experience and shared from a pure and authentic place of humility and transparency, it is powerful beyond measure.” Julie Piatt It’s been a while, but Julie and I are finally back with another…
Eradicating Lifestyle Disease with Cardiologist Robert Ostfeld, MD
Apr 12, 2015 • 124 min
“Outside of an emergency medical condition that requires an urgent intervention, I have never seen anything come close to providing the breadth and depth of benefits that the plant-based lifestyle offers.” Robert Ostfeld, MD Newsflash: heart disease is…
How To Live To Be 100+ (And Why You Should Invest in Adventure)
Apr 8, 2015 • 97 min
“The calculus of aging offers us two options: We can live a shorter life with more years of disability, or we can live the longest possible life with the fewest bad years. As my centenarian friends showed me, the choice is largely up to us.” Dan Buettner…
How To Live More In Alignment With Your Values With Gene Baur
Apr 6, 2015 • 106 min
“This lifestyle is not about deprivation. It’s about living inspired.” Gene Baur We are all born compassionate. And we carry this powerful, inherent trait through adulthood. But often this deeply ingrained impulse becomes repressed — quelled by childhood…
Do Epic Sh*t! Robin Arzón on The Power of Sacred Moments and Embracing Failure
Mar 26, 2015 • 113 min
“Realizing that we can actually live with a lot less, combined with the fact that we are capable of more than we can possibly imagine, is actually one of the most powerful things.” Robin Arzón I’m really excited to have Robin Arzón back on the show this…
Reinventing How To Feed The World
Mar 23, 2015 • 104 min
“The single most important thing you can do as a consumer is change out those 3 or 4 ounces of meat in the center of your plate.” Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat Right now this spinning land mass we call Earth is host to over 7 billion hungry human mouths…
Reimagining Fashion As Environmentally & Ethically Sound
Mar 16, 2015 • 128 min
“Being morally correct rarely overcomes the perceived correctness of beauty.” Joshua Katcher We talk quite often about food on this podcast — particularly the health, environmental and ethical implications our collective dietary choices and the global…
Why You Should Love Louder
Mar 8, 2015 • 115 min
“For anybody out there who has been dealing with feeling less than because you were looking in your neighbor’s yard: celebrate what’s in your neighbor’s yard and I promise you, yours will be on its way.” Preston Smiles From a young, troubled gang member…
The Ultimate Test of Human Endurance: Conquering the 4 Deserts Race Series
Mar 5, 2015 • 119 min
“The thing I really learned was that the difference between the people who made it and the people who didn’t make it had nothing at all to do with fitness. It had purely to do with the belief that they thought they were going to make it.” Jennifer…
How Can I Get My Kids To Eat Healthier? (Plus $300K+ in Giveaways!)
Mar 2, 2015 • 81 min
“Everybody wants to be healthy. And I sense a shift in the status quo. People are re-evaluating lifestyle priorities. Looking for more sustainable, ecologically responsible, value-based and wellness oriented ways of living. We just need more family…
From Crash Victim To Elite Athlete: A NYC Firefighter’s Long Run to Wholeness
Feb 20, 2015 • 102 min
“I’m not a challenged athlete, I’m an athlete with challenges…there’s a big difference.” Matt Long In 2005, New York City firefighter, avid marathoner and ironman athlete Matt Long hopped onto his bike to do what he did every day — ride from his East side…
‘American Sniper’ Screenwriter Jason Hall: Finding Purpose in Tragedy
Feb 16, 2015 • 108 min
“There’s a lot of ways to succeed and you don’t always know what’s going to make you happiest — what’s the most fulfilling — if you can’t get past your ego and your own idea of what you’re supposed to be.” Jason Hall, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter of…
How We Can Change The Food Industry with “Food Babe” Activist Vani Hari
Feb 9, 2015 • 84 min
“The moral standard isn’t always scientifically sound.” Vani Hari Remember that big deal about how the bread at Subway contains chemicals found in yoga mats? Then there was the story about how fast food French fries contain a chemical used in Silly Putty.…
Is Butter Really Back? Heart to Heart with Cardiologist Joel Kahn
Feb 2, 2015 • 98 min
America’s #1 killer, heart disease currently kills 1 out of every 3 Americans; 70% of Americans are obese and getting fatter; and Studies forecast that by 2030, 50% of Americans will be diabetic or pre-diabetic. The great irony in all of this is that, as…
Turning Your Passion Into Your Profession
Jan 25, 2015 • 141 min
What can mined from the abyss that separates ordinary from extraordinary? Although he’s never pedaled a single stage of the Tour de France as a professional cyclist, Mike Cotty has done things on the bike that would make even Jens Voigt (the consensus…
How to Cultivate Your Authentic Voice With Sam Jones
Jan 19, 2015 • 117 min
“The road to a good picture is through a lot of bad ones.” – Sam Jones This week’s episode is a bit of a departure. But like Frost’s road less travelled, it’s a direction well worth pursuing. My podcast was borne from a love of the art of the long form…
How Food Can Fix Your Mood With Heather Lounsbury
Jan 11, 2015 • 130 min
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of the disease.” Thomas Edison If we want to repair our broken health care system and…
Optimize Your Morning Routine To Begin Your Day Right
Jan 8, 2015 • 60 min
Welcome back to our second spin around the listener Q&A merry-go-round! Due to popular demand (and all the great questions flooding our inbox), we’re happy to once again banter on the subjects, issues and topics you want addressed. In this episode Julie…
Why Purpose Is The Strongest Form of Activism
Jan 5, 2015 • 109 min
“Most of us are gambling on the biggest risk of all: that one day we can buy the freedom to do what we want later in life.” Jake Ducey What if the path you think you’re meant to be living isn’t your path at all? I grappled with this mental and spiritual…
The Best of 2014 (Part 2)
Jan 1, 2015 • 104 min
Welcome to Part 2 of our second annual Best of the RRP Anthology series. If you haven’t already, I suggest listening to The Best of 2014 Part 1 first. Once again, this is a compendium of some of my favorite conversations of 2014. Our way of saying thanks.…
The Best of 2014 (Part 1)
Dec 29, 2014 • 100 min
This is the time of year for celebration. This is the time of year for giving back. This is the time of year for gratitude. This is the time of year for reflection. So let’s do all those things. Welcome to the second annual Best of the RRP Anthology. This…
High Performance Psychologist Michael Gervais on How To Master Mindfulness in Sports & Life
Dec 22, 2014 • 115 min
“Everyday we have the opportunity to create a living masterpiece.” Michael Gervais At the highest echelons of sport, all the athletes are supremely talented. All have devoted their lives to being the best they can be. All train as hard as they possibly…
How To Pursue Your Dream When Your Partner Is Non-Supportive | Ask Me Anything |
Dec 17, 2014 • 68 min
And now for something completely different… In an effort to create a little more intimacy, a little more community, and a little more connection with you — the audience — I thought I would open the show up to your burning questions. Talk about what you…
Have You Ever Been Excited For Now?
Dec 14, 2014 • 82 min
IN-Q returns. It’s time to question everything. It’s time to get excited for now. If you’ve been on this journey with me for a while, no doubt RRP 81 seared Q into your permanent consciousness. If you’re new to the show, I strongly suggest you give that…
Your Imperfections Make You Human. Your Humanity Makes You Influential (Part 2)
Dec 11, 2014 • 105 min
Welcome back for Part 2 of my conversation with Teen Whisperer Josh Shipp. You haven’t listened to Part 1 yet? Go do that first, then come on back. It will save me some explaining. But as long as we’re on the subject, let’s recap the situation. Josh is a…
Why Every Kid is One Caring Adult Away From Being a Success Story (Part 1)
Dec 8, 2014 • 105 min
The road gets narrower. In sobriety, this phrase gets tossed around early and often. When I was new to recovery, I had no idea what these words meant. Now I catch myself reprising this mantra daily. Translation: left to my own devices, I will…
To Struggle Is To Be Alive
Dec 1, 2014 • 127 min
Lots of excitement and anticipation about today’s guest. One of the most lauded, celebrated and accomplished athletes on the planet, let me introduce you to the guy who can seemingly run forever: Dean Karnazes. We’re talking about a guy TIME magazine…
How To Maintain Optimal Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Health During The Holidays
Nov 23, 2014 • 100 min
Prepare thyself, because ready or not, the holiday season is indeed upon us. For most, this is that special time of year when — whether by conscious choice or simply due to external circumstance — we find ourselves overeating, overspending and simply…
How One Man Overcame Alcoholism, Lost 150 Pounds & Conquered Badwater, The World’s Toughest Footrace
Nov 16, 2014 • 146 min
I’m obsessed with the idea that we can all do and be better. That’s what this show is about — a loud and clear call to action. A graceful nudge to help anyone and everyone not just understand, but actually believe that we are all capable of so much more…
On Why Good Food Should Be an Everyday Right for Everybody
Nov 9, 2014 • 112 min
You could say this show has been on a bit of a plant-based tear lately, and this week it continues with with my friend Bryant Terry – eco-chef, cookbook author, educator and most interesting to me, a renown social justice activist focused on promoting and…
Lisa Lange’s Vision For a Better World & Why It’s Cool To Be Compassionate
Nov 2, 2014 • 125 min
Confession time. I’m the first to admit that my initial reasons for adopting a plant-based lifestyle were selfish. I was overweight. I felt lousy. I looked lousy. I had a health scare. Basically, I just wanted to look and feel better. I wanted to enjoy my…
Badwater – What It’s Like to Run 135 Miles Across The Desert
Oct 27, 2014 • 129 min
This show is about chasing dreams. Making stuff happen. Helping others. And sharing the journey. We can all use a little education. Some solid information. And a dose of experience-based inspiration to guide our own path towards self-betterment. My goal…
On Letting Go Of Perfectionism & Why We Should “Lean In” To Positive Change
Oct 20, 2014 • 101 min
I say it all the time. Change is not an overnight miracle, people. I know there’s nothing like the neatly packaged narrative of the overnight success story, but honestly that’s just well, not that honest. The truth is that long-lasting, sustainable…
On Why “Pain Don’t Hurt” and What It Takes to Overcome Extraordinary Obstacles
Oct 13, 2014 • 138 min
Life throws all of us obstacles. Everyone meets barriers. Nobody is immune from setbacks. It’s how we confront and navigate past the curve balls life throws that moulds character and ultimately defines who we really are. Do you crumble or rise to the…
Tim Van Orden Runs Beyond The Kale — Why Personal Growth Begins With Self-Acceptance
Oct 6, 2014 • 129 min
If you are a consistent listener to this show, then you know very well that my goal is to elucidate the experience, insights and knowledge of my guests as a tool to aid you on your progress towards greater self-actualization. Food is a super important…
Millennials & Why It’s Cool To Be Conscious and Actively Involved
Sep 29, 2014 • 138 min
The subject of “Millennials” generally conjures up adjectives like lazy or entitled. No work ethic. Spoiled brats, the lot of them. TIME Magazine went so far as to call millennials the “Me Me Me Generation”. This has not been my experience with the teens…
From Chubby Kid to Celebrated Athlete & Host of Dancing With The Stars
Sep 22, 2014 • 108 min
Some people are artists. Others are athletes. It’s the rare individual who can excel at both. As I kid, I was interested in sport and things creative. But for some reason, I came to the conclusion that you just can’t do it all. I had to pick and never the…
“Of Mice and Me” — The Journey From Being Loved To Giving Love
Sep 14, 2014 • 144 min
Safe to say I am mildly obsessed with Ganesh, the famous Hindu elephant boy god. Even if you don’t know anything about this odd creature or what he represents, you likely know who I’m talking about. The iconic youngster’s unmistakeable visage is…
It’s Your Job To Be The Dopest Version of You
Sep 8, 2014 • 123 min
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein Wise words that capture the essence of this week’s guest, Preston Smiles. When you meet Preston, you immediately understand who this guy is. He wears it on…
The Power of Community to Catalyze Positive Social Change
Aug 31, 2014 • 136 min
In case you missed it, and because it’s highly relevant to today’s show, let’s begin this week’s offering with a read (or re-read?) of a piece I posted a while back on Medium.com entitled, Why You Should Stop Hacking Your Life & Invest in The Journey.…
From Professional Athlete to Bestselling Author and Beyond – The Story of a Most Unlikely Entrepreneurial Success
Aug 24, 2014 • 124 min
It’s been a crazy week. This past Monday, we launched our new iOS mobile app to immediate and rave reviews, posted our 100th episode and surpassed 3 million podcast downloads. Pretty awesome, thanks entirely to you guys — the audience. Most appreciated.…
The Power of Community for Transformation
Aug 18, 2014 • 117 min
100 EPISODES! Wow. I can’t believe how amazing this podcast journey has been. Over the last week, I have been flooded with inquiries on social media – so who is going to be the special guest for the big episode 100? A lot of speculation. Big names getting…
From Corporate Lawyer to Ambassador of Sweat & Swagger — How to Undo Ordinary and Tell Your Own Story
Aug 11, 2014 • 129 min
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” Rumi I like to think this show sparks that fire by seeking out and sharing the stories of those who fan my flames. A mixed bag of inspiration and education. A diversity of in-depth conversations:…
How One Man Reimagined His Life, Went Off-Grid & Found His Zen
Aug 4, 2014 • 136 min
Today we go off-grid. As some of you know, this show was launched from a yurt on Hawaii. It was about a year and half ago. At the time, we were at a crossroads. Unsure about our family’s future in Los Angeles, we were looking for something new and…
How A Panic Attack On National TV Led To Meditation As The Path To Happiness
Jul 27, 2014 • 80 min
Everyone loves a good transformation story. We like it even better when it’s super dramatic. Preferably framed to appear like it all went down like some kind of overnight miracle. Bonus points for million dollar paydays, instantaneous cures, extreme but…
Balance, Surrender, Faith & Risking It All To Live Your Best Life
Jul 20, 2014 • 115 min
Finding balance in life. Developing trust in something bigger than yourself. Surrendering your self-will. Relying on faith to guide you. And the courage to risk it all for the sake of living your best, most authentic life. Today marks the return of my…
[EXPLICIT] The Post-Punk Algonquin Round Table: Peace, Plants & PMA
Jul 13, 2014 • 141 min
Oh snap — s*$%t is about to get real! Back by popular demand, I am overjoyed to bring together two of my most popular repeat guests on the RRP — John Joseph and Mishka Shubaly– for an epic threesome. Call it my Post-Punk Algonquin Round Table: uncensored…
How One Man Reinvented Himself Wholesale — Ruminations On Simplicity, Life In the Zone & The Great Iceberg of Consciousness
Jul 6, 2014 • 152 min
“I think our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re run by maniacs for maniacal ends. I think they’re all insane. But I am liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.” John Lennon I…
Embracing a Sustainable Lifestyle Philosophy That Transcends Diet
Jun 29, 2014 • 117 min
Today we’re back with some heavy nutrition talk! There is so much confusion out there about diet, food & optimal health. It’s enough to make even the most discerning, conscientious consumer’s head split wide open in frustration. Exasperated, we end up…
From Soccer Star to Sports Agent — How To Pursue Your Dream Job, The Elements of Athletic Greatness & Running on Plants
Jun 23, 2014 • 96 min
Must be nice to have your life [sneer]……I wish I could…. [fill in the blank, with scorn]….but some people have to work for a living [biting sarcasm]. The easy road is to resent those that have what you want. Or at least more of what you wish you had.…
“Cowspiracy”: The Devastating Global Impact of Industrialized Animal Agriculture on the Health of Our Planet
Jun 16, 2014 • 89 min
You care about the planet, right? Of course you do. We’re all concerned about global climate change, melting ice caps, fracking, the pollution of our oceans and all the many more issues we currently face that threaten Earth’s long term sustainable health.…
The Power of Plants to Nourish & Heal
Jun 8, 2014 • 99 min
Imagine this: you are a practicing pediatric ER doctor; all day long every day you treat kids that are not just overweight, but obese. More than obese, these kids are sick — really sick. What do you do? Well, you can do what most doctors do – tell the…
Path to Olympic Gold – Mind Over Matter (Part 2)
Jun 5, 2014 • 77 min
Welcome to Part 2 of my conversation with the lovely Rebecca Soni! To recap from Monday, Reb is a two-time World Swimmer of the Year; a multiple Olympic gold medalist & World Record Holder; a six-time NCAA Champion; a giant inspiration, especially to…
The Mental Aspects of Peak Athletic Performance (Part 1)
Jun 1, 2014 • 82 min
When I use the word “best” in reference to my guests, I mean it. Today’s guest truly earns the adjective. If you follow the sport of competitive swimming, then this woman needs no introduction. Quite simply put, Rebecca Soni is one of the most…
Zen & The Art & Importance of Living Tea
May 25, 2014 • 118 min
Today we delve into an entirely new world. The world of tea. I can hear you now: Tea?? Really? Why should I care about tea? I’ve been enjoying the podcast a lot lately, Rich. But I’m not sure about this…I think you might have lost the thread this week. A…
Eat Concrete, Not Meat
May 18, 2014 • 102 min
People say people don’t change. Bullshit. I have the great honor of seeing and participating in lives that have changed so dramatically the people they are today bear almost no resemblance to who they once were. Weight loss, sure – I see that all the…
The Transformative Power of Practicing Gratitude
May 11, 2014 • 111 min
Unless you are a new listener to the show, then you very well may be fatigued by my show opening mantra. If so, you’re out of luck, because I’m going to repeat it here anyway: Each week I bring you the best most forward thinking, paradigm busting minds in…
Building a Legacy on Athleticism, Faith & Humility (Part 2)
May 8, 2014 • 96 min
Today were back with Ultraman competitor and EPIC5 finisher Christian Isakson for Part 2 of our conversation. Thanks for all the great comments and feedback I received on social media this week in response to Part 1. If you haven’t listened to that one…
How Endurance, Faith, Family & Service Equate to Success (Part 1)
May 4, 2014 • 105 min
Today’s guest is a guy I relate to on so many levels. Like a big Venn diagram of overlapping circles — ultra-endurance multi-sport athlete, dad, husband, Ultraman competitor and EPIC5 finisher. Today’s guest is unique in that he is the only guy I have…
Surfing For Change: Buy Local, Surf Global
Apr 28, 2014 • 82 min
So many things wrong in the world. Melting ice caps. Greenhouse gas emissions. Global climate change. GMO Frankenfoods. Depleted soils. Poisoned fish. Rampant childhood obesity. Unsustainable food systems. Horrifying school lunch programs. Unprecedented…
Reimagining Your Truth
Apr 20, 2014 • 94 min
The past couple weeks we went deep into nutrition. Now it’s time to take a new direction. To delve into spirit. Creativity. And art. All powerful vehicles for connecting with, unlocking and ultimately expressing the authentic truth of who you are — the…
Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
Apr 13, 2014 • 80 min
Wow! Last week’s guest, T. Colin Campbell, got a huge response. It’s only a week since publication and the episode is well on its way to becoming one of the most popular editions of the RRP to date. Glad you enjoyed it and — as always — thanks for tuning…
China Study Critics & How Plant-Based Nutrition Can Prevent & Reverse Disease
Apr 7, 2014 • 86 min
This week we hit a huge milestone – 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS! Wow. I was blown away when we hit 1 million after about a year since we started this experiment. Then just five months later, we hit the second million. I am beyond words. I love doing the podcast,…
The Spiritual Road to Athletic Supremacy
Mar 31, 2014 • 122 min
I had to put my dog down the other day. I want to tell you about it. It might seem unrelated to introducing today’s podcast guest, but it’s not. So bear with me. Bodhi was a great dog. Indeed, a prince. But over the last several months, cancer took the…
Leveraging Plant-Based Nutrition to Treat, Prevent & Reverse Disease
Mar 23, 2014 • 73 min
A few weeks back I had the pleasure of being a keynote speaker & instructor on the Holistic Holiday at Sea — 1500 people cohabiting for 7 days on a Caribbean cruise ship for the specific purpose of learning more about health. How to eat better. And live…
From Chubby Kid to Plantpowered, Marathon Running Host of Australian Idol
Mar 17, 2014 • 107 min
I’m told that Osher Gunsberg is quite the thing Down Under. Under former stage name Andrew G he lit up Australian airwaves as host of the popular Channel V– the Oz version of MTV’s TRL– and went on to host Australian Idol, Live to Dance here in US with…
Why You Should Choose Yourself
Mar 10, 2014 • 87 min
I love people who ask questions other people aren’t asking. See trends others don’t see. Have the courage to try a new approach. Risk the illusion of security. Think differently. Jump into the abyss with nothing but faith and their own resolve in search…
Leveraging Mindfulness to Change Your Life
Mar 3, 2014 • 80 min
Jonathan Fields is a super popular guy. There is a good reason for that, which I’m going to get into in a minute. Before I do, I wanted to check in with you in a bit about what we do over here at the RRP. I have the feeling that Jonathan’s appeal will…
Making It Count and How To Do More
Feb 24, 2014 • 62 min
“Work hard and be brave.” Casey Neistat Simple yet profound words from this week’s guest, a man in full embrace of the ethos of living an impactful, creative, authentic life in overdrive. Uncompromising. Unapologetic. Filmmaker, photographer, builder,…
Breaking the Shackles of Apartheid in Medicine
Feb 17, 2014 • 87 min
We need more doctors in the world like Dr. Frank Lipman. Western medicine is astounding when it comes to treating acute, isolated conditions — a catastrophic injury, an arterial blockage or a serious infection, for example. But how does it fare when it…
How Adam Transformed His Life, Dropped 50 lbs & Became the 1st Person to Run the 163 Mile Pan-Mass Challenge
Feb 9, 2014 • 90 min
Straight up, this conversation encapsulates every aspiration I ever had for the show when I embarked upon this podcast journey a little over a year ago: inspiration, in the form of a relatable everyman guest sharing his personal story openly and honestly…
On the Spirituality of Peak Athletic & Life Performance
Jan 29, 2014 • 97 min
American Ninja Warrior. Calisthenics freak. Battlebar champion. Muscle Beach staple. Parkour artist. Spiritual crusader. Social entrepreneur. These are just a few labels we can attach to the badass known as Travis Brewer. But what is truly inspiring about…
On Running Across America For A GMO-Free USA
Jan 23, 2014 • 100 min
What do you do when your twelve-year-old son announces he’s going to run across America? That’s the dilemma Brett & Kris Wilcox faced, hoping that in time their son David would simply forget about his crazy idea – “it’s a phase….he’ll grow out of this…
Plantpowered Dietitian & Author on Blue Zones, BigFood, Straight Edge Punk & Eating For Ultra-Endurance Performance
Jan 16, 2014 • 122 min
Matt is a cool dude. Can’t believe it took the podcast for us to finally meet in person. Not only do we have plenty of common points of interest and intersection — plant-based nutrition, eating for performance and ultra-endurance athletics topping the…
On Sobriety, Prison & His Quest to Become The Fastest Human To Run Across The United States
Jan 9, 2014 • 141 min
People ask me all the time, “Who inspires you, Rich?” For the most part, the people that inspire me are people you’ve never heard of. Everyman guys like Josh LaJaunie who toil tirelessly yet essentially anonymously to actualize profound personal change.…
[EXPLICIT] The Punk Iconoclast on GMO’s, The “V” Word & Expanding Consciousness
Dec 23, 2013 • 127 min
S$#*t’s about to get raw. Authentic. And real. Back by popular demand, Cro-Mags’ frontman John Joseph– aka “Bloodclot” — returns to the podcast today to do what he does best – light fires, blow stuff up and burn the house down. All for the sake of getting…
On Chasing Dreams & His New Book “Beat The Devil”
Dec 16, 2013 • 118 min
Third time’s a charm. Show favorite Mishka Shubaly returns to the podcast today for round 3 to chat about addiction, sobriety, rock ‘n roll, ultrarunning, relationships, writing, creativity and his fantastic new Kindle Single, Beat The Devil. But mostly…
The Best of 2013 Anthology Episode
Dec 9, 2013 • 154 min
Now for something a little different. In celebration of our 1st year anniversary and the quickly approaching new year, I thought it would be fun to compile a “Best Of” edition of the show, with excerpts from some of the more popular interviews over the…
How One Man Overcame Incredible Obstacles, Lost 200 lbs & Transformed His Life Wholesale
Dec 2, 2013 • 108 min
This interview is like nothing you have heard before on this show. It will move you. It will inspire you. It will erase whatever obstacles and excuses you rely on that perpetuate bad habits, keep you stuck, and reinforce denial. By listening, my hope is…
Meatonomics: How the Bizarre, Rigged Economics of the Meat and Dairy Industries Co-Opt Consumer Choice
Nov 25, 2013 • 75 min
Sometimes I feel like some kind of fringe conspiracy theorist. I didn’t used to be this way, I promise. But the more I delve into how things work — truly work — the more amazed I am by what I discover. I don’t care if you are vegan, locavore, pescatarian,…
On Addiction, Recovery & Achieving Happiness Through Service
Nov 18, 2013 • 122 min
If you know my story, you know it involves a descent into alcoholism, followed by a hard fought battle to achieve and maintain sobriety. Recovery saved my life, straight up, no exaggeration. To this day it remains — and will always remain — my number one…
How To Maintain Healthy Nutrition & Optimal Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Health During The Holidays
Nov 11, 2013 • 106 min
I’ve got news for you people. Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. That special time of year when we tend to overeat, overspend and simply overindulge in everything across the board, all in the name of celebratory merriment. When we’re not…
Nutrition, Fitness, Online Entrepreneurism, Homeschooling & What Happened When He Trained for an Ironman on a Low Carb / High Fat Ketosis Diet
Nov 4, 2013 • 112 min
For fans of Ben Greenfield, this is Ben like you’ve never heard him before. For longtime listeners and fans of health & fitness podcasts, Ben Greenfield needs no introduction. Self-avowed training guinea pig, ardent nutrition student, accomplished…
The Godmother of Wellness On Pioneering Healing and the Future Health of the Planet
Oct 29, 2013 • 92 min
After listening to this interview, you will never again rely on advancing age as an excuse for anything. Meet the unique force of nature known as Deborah Szekely — in so many ways, the Godmother of the Wellness Revolution, but also a tireless activist,…
On Achieving Prolific Peak Performance & Optimizing Your Best Self With The Champions Blueprint
Oct 20, 2013 • 98 min
Success isn’t an accident – it happens by design. Today on the show I am pleased to host Dr. Jeff Spencer – life coach to Olympic champions and entrepreneurs and architect of a methodology he calls The Champions Blueprint – the good doctor’s well…
From Junk Food Vegan to Whole Food Plant-Based Chef
Oct 8, 2013 • 106 min
Let me be clear. Just because you are vegan does not mean you are eating a healthy diet. Today Julie and I sit down with the wonderful Chef AJ to talk about the enormous difference between a simple “animal product free” diet and a whole food plant-based…
White House Presidential Innovation Fellow on Leveraging Technology to Disrupt Healthcare
Oct 7, 2013 • 96 min
Now for something a little different. Meet Adam Dole- a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow currently studying the various ways technology can improve our healthcare system. Adam leverages an expertise in human behavior and sociology to help…
The No Meat Athlete On How He Runs on Plants
Oct 3, 2013 • 100 min
All hail the running carrot! Today on the show I’m joined by my pal Matt Frazier, the guy behind the wildly successful NoMeatAthlete.com– website, podcast and roadmap series of downloadable tools — an absolute go to resource chock-a-block with information…
How to Thrive & Perform Athletically on a High-Carb, Low-Fat Vegan Diet
Sep 30, 2013 • 107 min
Ask and ye shall receive. Today is Durianrider day on the podcast. And he has a message for you: Carb the f$%@ up! Aka Harley Johnstone, “Durianrider” is a self-avowed health vigilante committed to increasing public awareness of the benefits of a high…
Fastest Ironman on North American Soil & What it Takes to Win Ironman Zurich 7 Years In a Row
Sep 26, 2013 • 107 min
Ronnie Schildknecht may not be a household name. But he should be. Why? because nobody in history has logged a faster Ironman on the soil of this continent faster than Ronnie. This is a guy who won Ironman Florida in 2011 in 7 hours and 59 minutes. An…
Unschooling Homeschool Method
Sep 23, 2013 • 110 min
The lovely and powerful Julie Piatt– my sometime co-host and all-time wife — returns to the show today to share some interesting perspectives on children’s education — more specifically, homeschooling. And even more specifically, the Unschooling method of…
Weight Loss Surgeon Turned PlantPower Crusader
Sep 19, 2013 • 126 min
Today on the show I have the great pleasure of conversing with Dr. Garth Davis — a veteran weight loss surgeon who took it upon himself to determine exactly why so many people are plagued by obesity; a quest that led him down a deep research hole to…
Holding Your Breath for 7 Minutes & Swimming 218 Meters Without Coming Up for Air
Sep 16, 2013 • 112 min
Sure, you’ve seen him on shows like CSI and Gilmore Girls. But today’s guest isn’t just another actor. He can do some amazing things you can’t. Very specific things, albeit obscure. Like hold his breath for a full seven minutes. Or swim 218 meters…
How He Dropped 75lbs on a Plant-Based Diet and Became an Ironman
Sep 13, 2013 • 119 min
Today on the show I chat with Thad Beatty, guitarist for the multi-platinum country duo Sugarland. In so many ways, Thad’s story closely mirrors mine. The details are distinct, but no matter — the journey is all too familiar. I first came across Thad’s…
“Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” – How I Lost 100lbs, Rebooted My Life and Created a Movement
Sep 2, 2013
Today I sit down with the one and only Joe Cross, the man behind the wildly successful documentary film, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. A few eerie parallels. Joe and I are almost exactly the same age, and we both decided to make radical life changes when we…
5-Time World Champion Triathlete On Training, Racing, Diet & Life as a Professional Athlete
Aug 26, 2013 • 81 min
Today I’m joined by my friend and (sometimes) summertime training partner Terenzo Bozzone – 5-time World Champion professional triathlete. I met “T” right after I completed EPIC5 back in 2010 when he arrived in town along with Chris McCormack for several…
Athletic Prowess on a Plant-Based Diet
Aug 22, 2013 • 192 min
Today on the show I sit down with my friend Mac Danzig, a fascinating PlantPowered force in the MMA / UFC world. Before we go any further, throw away any UFC fighter stereotypes that may come to mind. Mac is one of the more intelligent, introspective and…
How a Plant-Based Diet Can Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease
Aug 18, 2013 • 110 min
Today I delve deep with the magnificent and one and only Joel Kahn, M.D. to discuss the power of diet and lifestyle on heart health and long-term wellness. Joel calls himself an Interpreventional Cardiolgist. What is that? It means that he treats his…
Mastering The Mind With The Master of Meditation
Aug 13, 2013 • 129 min
Charlie Knoles is a visionary Vedic Meditation master teacher. And today he joins Julie and I to de-mystify this ancient practice and demonstrate just how powerful implementing a simple and consistent meditation practice can be as an unparalleled tool for…
The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition & Tools to Unlock Your Best Self
Aug 5, 2013 • 95 min
Back by popular demand! Julie Piatt returns to the podcast to share about our recent trip to New York, our new online course “The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition” that we created in partnership with MindBodyGreen.com and our panel presentation at…
[EXPLICIT] Punk Icon, Spiritual Warrior, Ironman Triathlete & PlantPower Iconoclast
Jul 30, 2013 • 155 min
John Joseph is a true American original. John Joseph defines hardcore. John Joseph is a spiritual warrior. And he’s got a message for you. First, let me say that this episode is EXPLICIT. John simply can’t be edited or muzzled, and you wouldn’t want him…
Badwater: Running 135 Miles Across Death Valley
Jul 20, 2013 • 122 min
Today on the show I sit down with my ultra running friend Josh Spector to talk all things Badwater. Widely accepted as the “World’s Toughest Foot Race”, Badwater is a 135 mile running race across Death Valley — the hottest place on Earth, where…
Zen and the Art of Triathlon & Morgan Christian of Metabender
Jul 9, 2013 • 109 min
Today my good buddies Brett Blankner — the man behind the Zen & The Art of Triathlon Podcast — and Morgan Christian — of Metabender tracking & Real Time Athlete — stop by the garage to talk shop on all things endurance, multisport & balancing life against…
Fitness Confidential
Jul 3, 2013 • 92 min
My buddy Vinnie Tortorich — ultra-cyclist, celebrity trainer, fellow podcast host and now author — joins the show for a record 3rd appearance to talk about the release of his new book Fitness Confidential. Part memoir, part fitness primer and part comedy,…
60 Ironmans & Counting
Jun 24, 2013 • 120 min
I’m so excited to share with you today’s guest — my favorite female pro triathlete Hillary Biscay. Why is she my favorite? Oh, let me count the ways….First we have similar backgrounds as collegiate swimmers (although I promised not to hold her USC…
Holistic, Preventive & Functional Medicine
Jun 14, 2013 • 98 min
Today on the show, my main man Dr. Shay Shani — founder of Shani Clinic in Westlake Village, California– the guy who keeps me injury free and my body functioning at 100%. As a board certified chiropractor, he makes sure I’m always properly aligned. But to…
Farm Sanctuary on Factory Farming, Ag-Gag Bills, Health & Consumer Choice
Jun 11, 2013 • 110 min
Today on the show I sit down with Gene Baur — activist, best-selling author and president & co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, the first animal rescue organization dedicated to farmed animals. You might have seen him in the documentary Forks Over Knives. And…
How PS244 Became the 1st U.S. Public School to Institute a Vegetarian School Lunch Program
Jun 5, 2013 • 74 min
Today on the show I visit New York’s PS244 – The Active Learning Elementary School — in Flushing, Queens to chat with science teacher and Director of the school’s Wellness and Nutrition Program Christian Ledesma, as well as PS244’s Principal Bob Groff to…
Director of CNN’s Medical, Health & Wellness Unit
May 31, 2013 • 88 min
Not only is Roni Selig one of my favorite people, she is one busy woman, so I am honored that she carved out some quality time to sit down with me and do the podcast in the midst of her immersive (to put it mildly) work schedule at CNN, where she has the…
Jason Wachob: CEO & Co-Founder of MindBodyGreen.com
May 29, 2013 • 73 min
Today on the podcast I sit down with Jason Wachob, co-founder and CEO of MindBodyGreen.com- the internet’s primary destination for all things wellness. I first crossed Jason’s path back in 2009 and we have been fast friends with him and his wife Colleen…
Mishka Shubaly Interviews Rich
May 19, 2013 • 109 min
THE BEAST RETURNS! Once again, I’m switching gears. The interviewer becomes the interviewee. Part II. Mishka was a super popular guest on the podcast about a month ago. If you listened to the interview, you know we went deep — exhaustingly deep perhaps.…
Osher Günsberg Interviews Rich
May 16, 2013 • 133 min
Today we switch gears a bit. How? This time the interviewer becomes the interviewee. Why? In just a few days (May 21st to be exact), the paperback version of Finding Ultra hits bookstores — front table placement at Barnes & Noble! — or so I’ve been…
Lisa Fallon Mindel: Whole Body Beautiful
May 7, 2013 • 102 min
Today Julie Piatt and I sit down with our friend, the gorgeous, multi-talented multi-hyphenate Lisa Fallon Mindel. International fashion model, accomplished (aka very fast) age-group triathlete, mother & wife, Certified Health Coach, and fellow…
Nutritionist Andy Bellatti, MS, RD: Taking A Stand On Real Food
May 2, 2013 • 92 min
Today on the show I welcome nutritionist and dietitian Andy Bellatti MS, RD. Sure we talk plant-based and other issues related to optimal nutrition (hint: eat REAL FOOD!). But what makes Andy unique amongst his peers isn’t so much his pro-plant bias as it…
Mishka Shubaly: The Long Run To Sobriety
Apr 19, 2013 • 122 min
Today on the podcast we GO DEEP. In the short lifespan of this show, I’ve had the honor of interviewing a wide variety of incredible guests — paradigm busting thought leaders pushing the boundaries of conventional wisdom on a myriad of health & fitness…
How A Fruitarian Diet Turned One Man Into Superman
Apr 16, 2013 • 69 min
Today on the podcast I am very pleased to host ultra-running legend Michael Arnstein, aka “The Fruitarian”. Why the nickname? because this guy is killing it on foot at distances from 26.2 all the way to 100 miles and beyond, powered almost entirely by raw…
Jonathan Schwartz: From A-List Manager To Healthy Heart Athlete & Advocate
Apr 11, 2013 • 92 min
Today on the show, my friend — & brother in arms when it comes to swim / bike / run — Jonathan Schwartz. In certain respects Jonathan is an “everyman athlete”, but he is far from ordinary. Early morning it’s up to train. By day he’s a business manager to…
Chris McCormack: Life As Ironman World Champion
Apr 8, 2013 • 110 min
I cannot tell you how excited I am to share today’s guest — a man who needs no introduction — triathlon legend Chris “Macca” McCormack. This interview is PURE GOLD! In case you’ve been living under a rock and have never heard of Macca, he is one of the…
Lewis Howes: Living A Passionate Life
Apr 4, 2013 • 102 min
Life should be lived passionately. So says today’s guest Lewis Howes, and I couldn’t agree more. If you are immersed in the online marketing world, you’ve probably heard of Lewis — a former professional football player & renown pioneer lifestyle…
Natasha Kufa On The 10% Rule: Small Changes, Big Results
Mar 17, 2013 • 130 min
After a respite were back in the pod saddle with the stunning & knowledgeable Natasha Kufa. In addition to raising 4 kids, Natasha is an internationally renown nutritionist, certified raw food specialist, chef & food delivery proprietor and über-fit…
Chris Hauth: Endurance Training For Maximum Results
Feb 26, 2013 • 106 min
2x Olympian, renown endurance multisport coach, former professional (and current blazing fast age-group topping) Ironman triathlete Chris Hauth — who happens to also be my long-time coach — joins the podcast to get granular on his perspectives on…
Sid Garza-Hillman On Approaching The Natural
Feb 20, 2013 • 114 min
Musician, author & health philosopher king Sid Garza-Hillman joins the podcast to chat about all things PlantPower, including his new book, Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto. More than just another book about plant-based nutrition, “Approaching…
Brian MacKenzie On Slaying The Sacred Cows Of Endurance
Feb 18, 2013 • 122 min
According to Brian MacKenzie, most endurance & ultra-endurance athletes are doing it all wrong. The controversial founder of CrossFit Endurance stopped by the garage to illuminate me further on his perspective — one that slays the sacred aerobic cow in…
Transcending The Shadow Artist
Feb 12, 2013 • 104 min
Yes, this is a health & fitness podcast. But physical health is only one component of holistic wellness. If your life feels amiss, your unfocused mind wanders or your spirit is adrift, then are you truly healthy in a complete sense? Of course not. So…
Vinnie Tortorich Returns
Feb 9, 2013 • 107 min
Buckle up! Back by popular demand, the controversial and outspoken Vinnie Tortorich — “America’s Angriest Trainer” and my favorite guy to ride a bike with — returns to the podcast as my first repeat guest so we can throw down and get to the bottom — for…
James “Lightning” Wilks: From Ultimate Fighter To Plant-Based Crusader
Feb 7, 2013 • 99 min
UFC / MMA / BAMF James “Lightning” Wilks joins the podcast to talk PlantPower nutrition, what it’s like to grapple in the UFC, his experience winning Season 9 of “The Ultimate Fighter”, his thoughts on “low carb” and Paleo-style diets, updates on the…
Running Raw With Tim Van Orden
Feb 4, 2013 • 138 min
Raw vegan runner extraordinaire Tim VanOrden joins the show to discuss his journey with food, how he re-discovered a passion for running that led him to 9 U.S. Masters Trail Championship victories, his holistic approach to life and how he makes it all…
Byron Davis: Live Your Epic Life
Feb 1, 2013 • 124 min
The wildly inspiring Byron Davis joins the program to share his story and tools to Live Your Epic Life. A gifted, highly dynamic, charismatic & articulate conversationalist, his story of humble beginnings, Olympic dreams and service to help other’s…
Julieanna Hever: The Plant-Based Dietitian On School Lunch, GMOs and The Pros & Cons of Juicing
Jan 31, 2013 • 114 min
The beautiful & always delightful Julieanna Hever — aka “The Plant-Based Dietitian” — joins Julie Piatt and I on today’s podcast to drop knowledge on all things nutrition and wellness. Together we hit on a wide variety of health-related subjects,…
America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich
Jan 20, 2013 • 131 min
Buckle up people! America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich joins the podcast today to pontificate — in the way only Vinnie can in his unfiltered and uncensored way — on a wide variety of subjects, including: * His career as an ultra-cyclist and racing…
Ben Greenfield On Optimizing Endurance Training
Jan 13, 2013 • 120 min
Ready to get your athletic geek on? Ask and ye shall receive. The multi-sport, multi-hyphenate strength & endurance athlete / coach and overall fitness / nutrition authority Ben Greenfield joins the podcast to dive deep down the rabbit hole and get…
Swimmer Garret Weber-Gale On Olympic Gold, Healing High Blood Pressure & Haute Cuisine
Jan 8, 2013 • 103 min
2-time Olympic gold medalist. Member of the 2008 Beijing Olympic 4×100 freestyle relay that will go down in history as one of the greatest moments in Olympic history. American record holder. NCAA Champion. And the first American under 48 seconds in the…
New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 2, 2013 • 109 min
Rich and Julie discuss the hows, whys and why nots of New Year’s resolutions, Eckhart Tolle, The “Icarus Deception”, the importance of going “inside”, setting goals and how to set yourself up for successfully achieving them. SHOW NOTES Free Shipping on…
Gabrielle Reece On Optimal Nutrition, Homeschooling & Life With Laird
Dec 19, 2012 • 83 min
Today on the podcast, Rich and Julie Piatt sit down with uber-athlete and fitness / wellness advocate Gabrielle Reece to talk about health & fitness, the importance of good nutrition, Gabby’s general perspective on marriage and relationships (…and yes,…
Michael Greger, MD On Omega-3’s, Antioxidant Impact on Exercise Recovery & The Hows and Whys of Protein Intake
Dec 12, 2012 • 98 min
In today’s episode, Rich talks with Michael Greger, M.D., the man behind the incredibly informative non-profit website NutritionFacts.org. We discuss plant-based nutrition, the pros and cons of a wide variety of popular diets from Pritikin to Paleo to…
Soil Whisperer Hendrikus Schraven On All Things Permaculture
Dec 8, 2012 • 112 min
In today’s episode I sit down with “soil whisperer” Hendrikus Schraven — a noted expert on permaculture, soil biology and rejuvenation, sustainable agriculture & lifestyle, factory farming, GMO’s, Monsanto, Proposition 37, nutritional density and what…
Rodman Machado On Cooking As Nutritional Art
Dec 5, 2012 • 101 min
Today on the podcast we sit down with Rodman Machado– Executive Chef at the Garden Cafe at Common Ground in Kilauea, Hawaii — to talk food as medicine; cooking as nutritional art; plant-based superfoods; preventing & healing diabetes and other diseases…
Julie Piatt: Ruminations on Ultraman, Unlocking The Authentic Self & Navigating Relationships
Dec 4, 2012 • 119 min
Today Julie and I discuss the perils of cycling on Kauai, a few adventures from our experience at Ultraman 2009 and some strategies for unlocking your more authentic self, followed by some incredible insight from Julie on self-sovereignty and navigating…
Julie Piatt: Food As Medicine
Dec 1, 2012 • 92 min
Because she was such a sensation in our first episode, Julie Piatt is back for more. Today we talk about food — as energy, vibration and medicine. How Julie healed herself with nutrition and meditation. The perils of the word “vegan”. What it means to be…
Chris Jaeb: One Entrepreneur’s Journey To Wholeness
Dec 1, 2012 • 107 min
In this episode of the Rich Roll Podcast, Rich interviews technology entrepreneur Chris Jaeb about his life path, founding Broadcast.com with Mark Cuban (bought by Yahoo after the most successful IPO in history at that time), social entrepreneurship, the…
Introducing The Rich Roll Podcast
Nov 27, 2012 • 94 min
In the debut episode of the Rich Roll Podcast, Rich converses with his wife Julie Piatt about life in Kauai, sustainable lifestyle, enhancing your personal creativity and homeschooling. Finally! I’ve been talking about doing a podcast for what seems like…