The Rich Roll Podcast



life + performance + spirit


  • Sam Harris On Consciousness, Meditation, Misinformation, AI, & What Ails The Modern World

    10/06/2024 Duração: 02h49min

    Sam Harris is a renowned neuroscientist, philosopher, bestselling author, and host of the wildly popular Making Sense podcast. This conversation explores the crisis of misinformation and the erosion of critical thinking in society. Sam shares his journey of understanding consciousness through meditation and psychedelics, and how recognizing the illusion of the self can lead to profound inner freedom.  We discuss the importance of reason, science, AI, and open conversations to navigate the challenges of our time and build a more rational, cooperative future. Sam's insights are thought-provoking and timely. This is a conversation not to be missed. Enjoy! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up Today’s Sponsors:  LMNT: get a FREE Sample Pack with any drink mix purchase

  • Roll ON: Journaling, Creativity & Process—Plus Transformative Books, Thoughts on Regenerative Agriculture & Remembering Swimming's Greatest Coach

    06/06/2024 Duração: 02h05min

    Mr. Adam Skolnick and I are back in the saddle for Roll On—ready to unpack all that’s transpired in our worlds and beyond!  Specific topics include the creative anxieties of book publishing (Adam finished his novel!), a recent podcast kerfuffle (i.e., Ozempic), my trip to India and meeting with the Dalai Lama, heading to Paris for the Olympics, paying respect to legends lost, book recommendations, and wading into the Sage Bistro regenerative farming debate.  Let’s make up for lost time, shall we? Put us in your earholes! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up Today’s Sponsors: Peak Design: Get 20% OFF my favorite products

  • Psychiatrist Phil Stutz Knows What’s Wrong With You & Has The Tools To Fix It

    03/06/2024 Duração: 01h37min

    Phil Stutz is a renowned psychiatrist, author, and the protagonist in the Netflix documentary “Stutz”. This conversation explores the intersection of spirituality and Phil’s iconoclastic perspective on personal growth, which emphasizes actionable tools over traditional talk therapy. We discuss Phil’s backstory, his therapeutic philosophy, the drivers of happiness, the importance of embracing reality and uncertainty, the role of faith, finding purpose through service and action, and many other topics. Along the way, Phil expertly psychoanalyzes me. Phil is a treasure. And this conversation is a gift. Enjoy! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up Today’s Sponsors: Momentous: Save up to 36% OFF your first subscription order of Protein or Creatine + 20% OFF my favorite products

  • Navigate Modern Dating & Create A Healthy Love Life: Relationship Coach Matthew Hussey on Breaking Destructive Cycles, Attracting Authentic Connections & More

    27/05/2024 Duração: 02h20min

    This week, I’m joined by Matthew Hussey, the celebrated relationship expert and bestselling author, to discuss the intricacies of modern dating and to raise standards for authentic connections. With honest truths, he addresses embracing self-worth, setting boundaries, and cultivating a mindset that attracts an equal partnership based on decency, kindness, and respect. Exploring internal fears, anxieties, and the allure of chaotic relationship dynamics, Matthew discusses unreliable instincts and recognizing red, amber, and green lights. He provides a practical roadmap for breaking destructive cycles, navigating vulnerabilities, and nurturing healthy interdependence. Additionally, we examine gender differences in dating insecurities and societal pressures. Matthew emphasizes the importance of open communication, productive arguments, and empowering your partner’s growth. Please enjoy! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up Today’s Sponsors: Bon Charge: Use code RICHROLL to save 15% OFF

  • Ozempic: Weight Loss Miracle Drug or Something Darker? Johann Hari on The Benefits & Risks

    23/05/2024 Duração: 02h11min

    This week, I’m joined by Johann Hari, New York Times bestselling author, journalist, and speaker, to explore his journey into the world of the new weight loss drug phenomenon: Ozempic. Johann shares his surprising firsthand experience injecting himself weekly with the drug for over a year, leading to dramatic weight loss but also complex side effects. We discuss the staggering potential of these “magic pills” to curb the global obesity epidemic, but also the alarming risks like thyroid cancer, pancreatitis, and muscle wasting. Johann provides a nuanced look at the bigger picture—examining the role of pharmaceutical profit, societal pressures around body image, and whether medicalizing thinness addresses root causes. His investigation stretches from the science labs of Iceland to the food culture of Japan. This discussion ultimately confronts sobering philosophical questions about the ethics of pharmaceutical shortcuts versus growth through struggle. Please enjoy! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter

  • Eat Like A Legend: Chef Dan Churchill On Fueling Your Body For Peak Performance

    20/05/2024 Duração: 01h55min

    This week, I’m joined by Dan Churchill, a performance chef redefining what it means to thrive in the culinary world. With a Master’s in Exercise Science, Dan is fueling plates and human performance. As executive chef of Osprey in Brooklyn’s 1 Hotel, a former restaurant owner, coach on Chris Hemsworth’s Centr app, and cookbook author—Dan is at the intersection of cuisine, fitness, and content creation. We talk about his unique background growing up in Sydney, how a passion for food connected his family, and his journey from appearing on MasterChef Australia to self-publishing cookbooks that launched his career in New York City. Dan shares insights from building respected brands like Charley Street, the harsh realities of the restaurant world, the importance of authentic relationships over transactional partnerships, and finding balance as an entrepreneur, athlete, and chef. We discuss his latest projects, eating with intention, properly fueling training, recovery, digestion, and more. We explore performance nu

  • Orlando Bloom on The Spirituality of Extremes: Chasing Fear, Embracing Risk & Navigating Fame

    13/05/2024 Duração: 01h59min

    This week, I am joined by Orlando Bloom, renowned actor and spiritual seeker, to discuss the intersection of extreme sports, personal growth, and the art of balance. Orlando shares his profound experiences with wingsuiting, free diving, and rock climbing, revealing the delicate tension between discipline and surrender. He offers candid insights into his upbringing, his mother’s influence, Buddhism’s transformative power, and navigating the complexities of fame. The conversation explores the nuances of preparation, trust, and letting go, drawing parallels between these high-stakes pursuits and life’s journey. Orlando’s vulnerability shines through as he discusses the evolution of his relationship dynamics and his commitment to making a positive impact through his work with UNICEF. Please enjoy! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up Today’s Sponsors: LMNT: Science-backed electrolytes with everything you need and nothing you don’t. Get a FREE Sample Pack with any drink mix purchase

  • Does The Microbiome Hold The Key To Treating Parkinson’s, Autism & Other Diseases? CalTech Microbiologist Dr. Sarkis Mazmazian on The Gut-Brain Axis

    09/05/2024 Duração: 02h13min

    This week, I am joined by microbiologist Dr. Sarkis Mazmanian, the Luis B. and Nelly Soux Professor at Caltech, to discuss the microbiome's connection to human health—especially the gut-brain axis. Dr. Mazmanian discusses his research evolution from infectious diseases to the microbiome’s role in neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration, as well as how gut microbes influence neurological health, behavior, and conditions like Parkinson's, autism, and depression. He highlights the human gut microbe symbiosis, early-life microbial exposure's influence, and the adult microbiome's malleability. We explore microbiome-based therapeutics' potential, challenges in translating animal models to humans, personalized medicine's future, the microbiome's impact on drug efficacy, gut bacteria's influence on behaviors and cravings, and the importance of a healthy gut diet. Please enjoy! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up Today’s Sponsors: AG1: Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3+K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel

  • Andy Ramage on the Benefits of An Alcohol-Free Lifestyle

    06/05/2024 Duração: 01h54min

    This week, I am joined by Andy Ramage, who co-founded the OneYearNoBeer to discuss the growing alcohol-free lifestyle movement and its impact on individuals, industries, and cultural shifts. We explore the personal journeys of transitioning to an alcohol-free lifestyle, navigating social settings, and the psychological aspects of behavior change. Andy expounds on intrinsic motivation, the stages of the change model, challenging limiting beliefs about alcohol, and the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical aspects of transformation. Our conversation digs into real-world scenarios, dating without drinking, peer pressure, moderation versus complete abstinence, and the importance of community support. Additionally, Andy talks about the broader applicability of psychology and behavioral change principles beyond the alcohol-free ecosystem.  Enjoy! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up Today’s Sponsors: Science-backed sound for optimized productivity

  • From Punk to Monk: Raghunath Cappo on The Wisdom of The Sages, Bhakti Yoga & The Pursuit of a Spiritual Life

    29/04/2024 Duração: 01h57min

    This week I am joined by Raghunath Cappo, a hardcore punk icon turned modern-day spiritual warrior and Bhakti yoga devotee, to discuss various facets of living a spiritual life. We talk about the transformative principles guiding the path of self-transcendence, examining cultural differences between India and America regarding spirituality and identity. We discuss the vital roles of mentors and the essence of yoga practices like mantra meditation, japa, ritual, kirtan, and devotional dancing as avenues for spiritual expression. Raghunath reflects on navigating the challenges of ego and ambition while nurturing spiritual growth, emphasizing the importance of mindful choices, boundaries, and self-regulation. Additionally, we underscore the power of storytelling, community, and positivity while looking ahead to Raghunath's continuing mission to inspire spiritual fulfillment.  Enjoy! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up Today’s Sponsors: Bon Charge: Wellness products designed to help you sleep

  • Plant-Based Bassist Tanya O'Callaghan On How Changing Your Plate Can Change The World

    25/04/2024 Duração: 02h08min

    This week, I am joined by Tanya O’Callaghan, a musician, speaker, and activist, to discuss her unconventional journey from Ireland to a globally touring rock musician dedicated to advocacy. She talks about her roots volunteering at an animal shelter, her unexpected rise through LA’s music scene after a chance encounter with Maynard Keenan of Tool, and her commitment to a plant-based lifestyle even while on tour playing alongside legendary acts like Whitesnake, Puscifer, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson, and Dee Snider. Tanya discusses touring, the evolving food landscape in Ireland, and her deeply personal projects—a touring documentary promoting plant-based diets, and an upcoming film highlighting how plant-based nutrition can support veteran health and well-being. She also emphasizes staying true to your passions, engaging in respectful dialogue, and using storytelling to drive positive change. Enjoy! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up Today’s Sponsors: Seed: Use code RICHROLL25 for 25% O

  • Jonathan Haidt On How Social Media Is Rewiring Childhood

    22/04/2024 Duração: 02h02min

    This week, I am joined by Jonathan Haidt, an NYU professor and best-selling author, to discuss the significant negative impact of technology and social media on young people’s mental health and well-being. This phenomenon was catalyzed between 2010 and 2015 when smartphones were introduced and platforms like Instagram and Snapchat rose in popularity. He explains the harmful effects of hyper-connectivity, including loneliness, depression, self-harm, and suicide, as well as the foundational harms of social deprivation, sleep deprivation, cognitive fragmentation, and addiction. We examine the gender differences surrounding the impact of technology on mental health. Jonathan highlights the addictive nature of social media platforms and the collective action problem that prevents individuals from disengaging. He proposes potential solutions, such as setting clear norms for smartphone and social media use, implementing phone-free school policies, and restoring childhood independence. We also discuss the need for re

  • Scott Galloway on Healthy Masculinity, How to Achieve Financial Security, & Why Vulnerability Is Power

    15/04/2024 Duração: 02h05s

    This week, I am joined by Scott Galloway, NYU professor, best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, and podcaster, to discuss the multifaceted challenges many young men face today. He underscores the lack of empathy and understanding many experience, attributing it to societal expectations and the impact of technology. Scott emphasizes the winner-take-most economy, which limits opportunities for many young men. Drawing from personal understanding, he stresses the importance of education, support, and the presence of positive male role models. The discussion encompasses economic challenges, the decline of mentorship programs, and the need for reform in higher education institutions. Addressing societal constructs of masculinity and the importance of vulnerability and integrity, Scott advocates embracing emotions and seeking help to navigate life’s hurdles. He stands apart as a model of healthy, grounded masculinity—one defined by humility, emotional intelligence, and a commitment to uplifting the collective rat

  • The Dean of Stanford Medical School on How AI Is Shaping The Future of Health Precision

    11/04/2024 Duração: 01h41min

    This week, I am joined by Dr. Lloyd Minor, the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs at Stanford University. Dean Minor talks about the transformative potential of AI in healthcare delivery, research, and diagnostics. We discuss its nuanced pros and cons, including impacts on accessibility, safety, and efficiency. Dean Minor examines AI's benefits in drug discovery, Precision Health, and early disease detection. He elaborates on wearables and the shift towards a proactive approach, integrating tools like virtual reality into medical education and emphasizing nutrition in training. Addressing ethical considerations and industry influence, we delve into the regulatory framework driving transformative changes. We also explore groundbreaking diagnostics, envisioning a future revolutionized by growing and 3D printing organs, and much more.  Enjoy! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up  Today’s Sponsors: Focus

  • Pause, Breathe, Reflect: How A Brush With Death Changed Michael O’Brien’s Life

    08/04/2024 Duração: 02h29min

    This week, I’m joined by Michael O’Brien, a former executive, and father of two who experienced a profound transformation after a life-altering cycling accident. Previously consumed by 65-hour work weeks, his perspective shifted when an SUV collided with him head-on. While being airlifted to medical care, he vowed to relinquish his pursuit of happiness, propelling him toward personal growth. Michael shares his resilience journey post-accident, labeling the day of the incident as “My Last Bad Day.” He discusses the pivotal role of perception in confronting life’s adversities, narrating his 11-year journey towards forgiveness for the driver accountable, inspired by the power of forgiveness. Embracing uncertainty, he reflects on physical limitations, debunking the illusion of control. Michael advocates for mindfulness, emphasizing gradual habit formation and lifestyle development. Michael imparts universal lessons on resilience, self-discovery, and growth. Please enjoy! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsle

  • Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen On All Things Brain Health, Dementia, Alzheimer’s & ADHD

    01/04/2024 Duração: 02h03min

    This week, I am joined by Dr. Daniel Amen, a world-renowned psychiatrist and bestselling author, as we delve into the intricacies of brain health and cognitive decline. From discussing the challenges of managing family health issues to exploring the pivotal role of brain imaging technology in diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Amen provides invaluable insights into fostering mental resilience and well-being. We also examine the impact of lifestyle habits, childhood trauma, genetic and environmental factors on brain health, debunking misconceptions and misnomers in mental health along the way. Dr. Amen shares personal experiences and effective parenting strategies for promoting mental well-being in children, emphasizing the importance of setting boundaries in the digital age. Throughout our discussion, he underscores the significance of treating oneself with kindness and compassion, advocating for early intervention, and a proactive approach to brain health. This conversation offers practical advice and actionable s

  • Modeling Well-Being: Gisele Bündchen On Nourishing The Self, The Soul & The Planet

    25/03/2024 Duração: 01h16min

    This week, I am joined by Gisele Bündchen, one of the world’s most recognized faces—a world-renowned supermodel, philanthropist, New York Times bestselling author, and ardent wellness advocate. Gisele shares her personal transformation journey, transitioning from the pressures of the modeling world to prioritizing wellness and mindfulness. She candidly discusses battling anxiety and panic attacks, opting for a disciplined, healthy lifestyle to reclaim her well-being. We explore the significance of positive choices, including her decisions to abstain from alcohol and set boundaries, showcasing the strength derived from aligning with personal values. Beyond the glamour, Gisele emphasizes the hard work, respect, and continual growth underpinning her modeling career. We dive into her environmental advocacy efforts and hands-on parenting approach, tackling challenges like instilling a solid work ethic in her children. Gisele’s commitment to leading by example and imparting life skills is a valuable lesson for ever

  • Kara Goucher: Inside the Secret World of Elite Sport Doping, Abuse & Deception

    21/03/2024 Duração: 02h05min

    This week, I am joined by Kara Goucher. She bravely shares her experiences as an athlete, including injuries, financial struggles, and her time with the Nike Oregon Project. We delve into the weight management pressures and ethical dilemmas she faced regarding doping practices. Kara also opens up about the emotional impact of being assaulted by her coach and the struggle to speak out about it. We also discuss the mistreatment of pregnant athletes by sponsors like Nike and the importance of advocating for clean sport and athlete welfare. Throughout our conversation, Kara emphasizes the importance of standing up for what’s right, even if it comes at a personal cost. Her story is inspiring and highlights the need for change in the sports industry and beyond. This is a powerful discussion. I encourage everyone to listen to this discussion and join Kara in speaking up against abuse and wrongdoing in sports. Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up Today’s Sponsors: Inside Tracker: Use code RICHROLL

  • Layne Norton on How Social Media Influencers Distort the Science of Nutrition & Fitness (And How To Discern Fact from Fiction)

    18/03/2024 Duração: 03h27min

    This week, I’m joined by Dr. Layne Norton for a deep dive into nutrition, fitness, and the psychology of positive lifestyle changes. Layne tackles health industry misinformation, stressing critical thinking in evaluating scientific claims. We discuss weight management, exercise’s role in appetite regulation, and the impact of dietary choices. Debunking myths on cholesterol, seed oils, and fiber, we touch on protein nuances for plant-based diets and delve into long-term dietary adherence and identity change. Layne underscores the importance of a strong “why,” resilience, and the transformative power of action for personal growth. This episode is a treasure trove for navigating health and wellness with clarity. Enjoy! Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up Today’s Sponsors: LMNT: Get a FREE sample pack with any purchase

  • Neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Mosconi On Menopause, Hormone Health, & Alzheimer’s Prevention

    11/03/2024 Duração: 02h32min

    Menopause, often overlooked yet profoundly impactful, marks a critical juncture in a woman’s life, reshaping the brain for half of the global population. This week I am joined by Dr. Lisa Mosconi, a leading neuroscientist in women's health, who challenges outdated perspectives on menopause, emphasizing its neurological significance and advocating for recognition as a neuroendocrine transition. In this episode, we explore diverse menopausal experiences and factors influencing symptoms and shed light on the link between genetics, Alzheimer’s, dementia, lifestyle, neuro-nutrition, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Mosconi’s insights provide a crucial antidote to common misconceptions, making this episode essential for women and equally important for everyone, addressing gaps in education about women’s health. Show notes + MORE Watch on YouTube Newsletter Sign-Up Today’s Sponsors: CamelBak: Unlock 20% OFF with code RICHROLL

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