Roll On: Creation Over Consumption

“Big goals are achieved by tiny wins daily.”Rich Roll

Welcome to another edition of Roll On—my bi-weekly deep dive into (semi) current events, topics of audience interest, and of course answers to your questions.

Serving up hype-man 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, and Men’s Health. He is the author of One Breath, which chronicles the life and death of America's greatest freediver, and is currently hard at work on a novel.

Today's conversation begins with a quick update on my forthcoming book Voicing Change and the subscription offering we are currently building.

We then pivot to ruminations on goal setting based upon my personal experience and that of my many past guests.

We talk about the latest coverage of the coronavirus, spikes across the country, the mask-authoritarianism debate, and the current constitutional crisis occurring in Portland.

We honor the legacy of John Lewis, exploring his history and many accomplishments, including his pivotal role in the civil rights movement.

We shoutout my friends Utkarsh Ambudkar and Darin Olien and their respective Netflix offerings: We Are Freestyle Love Supreme and Down to Earth--both mandatory quarantine viewing. We discuss the KFC-Beyond Chicken collaboration debut. And we send some love to legendary ultra runner Tommy Rivs — a beloved athlete and friend currently in the ICU (now in a coma since recording) suffering from undiagnosed COVID-like symptoms and severe respiratory distress. If you're able, please consider a donation to Tommy's GoFundMe to ameliorate medical expenses. A little goes a long way.

And finally, we switch gears to answer a few questions submitted by audience members on our Facebook Group page and voicemail.

  • How can we best ration our time between consumption and creation?
  • What can we do to abate feelings of powerlessness and fatalism about the future of humanity and the planet?
  • How do you maintain sanity while both working and being a parent and part-time teacher during this unique time in history? And
  • How do you ease into running?

The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Thank you to Patrick Dean, Bel Rumi, Joe from Pittsburgh, Bill Lawrence and Julie from Minnesota for your questions. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Page, or better yet leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626. 

I'm digging this new format. I hope you find it equal parts entertaining and informative.

Peace + Plants,

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Thanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Leia Marasovich; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.

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