ROLL ON: Owning Your Story
“Truth matters now more than ever. If we can’t agree upon what is and is not true, how do we move forward as a society?”Rich Roll
Welcome to the second installment of our newly-minted 'ask me anything' themed series, 'Roll On:' -- a twist on my usual format in which I share my thoughts on select topics and answer audience questions.
Serving up co-host duties is Adam Skolnick, an activist and veteran journalist perhaps best known as David Goggins' Can't Hurt Me co-author. Adam has written about adventure sports, environmental issues and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, Men’s Health and many others; and he is the author of One Breath, which chronicles the life and death of Nick Mevoli, America's greatest freediver.
Today's conversation begins with a few thoughts on the current protests and a review of recent podcast feedback.
We also discuss the intersectionality of food insecurity and social justice. And we examine the importance of healing our food deserts -- a featured theme in next week's episode with filmmaker John Lewis and NBA legend John Salley.
The podcast then pivots to answer five relatively philosophical questions submitted by audience members on our Facebook Group page:
- How do we move past the stories that hold us back?
- When do you remain open and when do you stand your ground?
- How do you deal with imposter syndrome?
- How do you deal with conflict? And
- How do you discern truth from fiction in the era of fake news?
It's about reclaiming your truth. Breaking down negative feedback loops. And crafting a gentler, more objectively honest narrative about who you are and what you're capable of.
This series (and recent episodes) is an experiment in venturing out of my comfort zone. An effort to grow. And a commitment to evolve the show. I appreciate you taking the leap with me. I hope you find the content valuable -- and in service to forging a stronger RRP community.
Peace + Plants,
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- Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | Twitter
- Book: Can't Hurt Me
- Book: One Breath
- Book: Democracy In America by Alexis de Tocqueville
- WBUR: 'An Extraordinary Moment': Angela Davis
- Sierra: The CAFO Industry's Impact on the Environment and Public Health
- Trailer: They're Trying To Kill Us
- The Source: Filmmaker John Lewis Tackles Food & Health Injustice Against African Americans
- Spotify: Great Thunberg: Humanity has not yet failed
- VC Star: Black Lives Matter sign vandalized; suspects work for sherrif, DA
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- RRP #525: Roll On: America's Overdue(R)Evolution
- RRP #524: Doug Evans On Food Inequality, The Power Of Sprouts & Lessons Learned From Failure
- RRP #304: Dominick Thompson on Compassion
- RRP #299: Shaka Senghor on Righting Wrongs
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