Roll On: Creation Over Consumption
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?
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.
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- Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | Twitter
- Adam's Books: Can't Hurt Me | One Breath
- Sierra: The CAFO Industry's Impact on the Environment and Public Health
- Medium: My Statement on the Passing of Rep. John Lewis by Barack Obama
- NY Times: John Lewis, Towering Figure of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 80
- Esquire: The Authoritarian Operation in Portland Is Only a Dress Rehearsal
- AP News: Oregon sues feds over Portland protests as unrest continues
- Salt Lake Tribune: In separate rallies, Utahns protest mask mandate and demand in-person classes
- YouTube: Solving the Mask Shortage in Huntington Beach
- Medium: American Passports Are Worthless Now (Map)
- TrailRunner: Inspirational Trail Runner Tommy Rivs Fights For His Life
- Tommy Rivs: Instagram | GoFundMe
- Runners World: The Running Community Rallies Around Tommy Rivers Puzey During His Hospitalization
- Hulu: We Are Freestyle Love Supreme
- Netflix: Down to Earth
- YouTube: Matisse
- CNN: KFC will sell plant-based fried chicken in these cities
Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy
- RRP #531: Roll On: Finding Purpose
- RRP #528: Roll On: Owning Your Story
- RRP #525: Roll On: America's Overdue(R)Evolution
- RRP #136: Ethan Brown of Beyond Meat
- RRP #474: Pat Brown of Impossible Foods
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