Recommending Rich Roll
I want to recommend a podcast to you. This is actually the only podcast I save every time and the only one I never miss.
Have you heard of Rich Roll?
I don’t know if I would call his book, Finding Ultra, an autobiography … but it’s certainly a tale of the ordeal of finding one’s calling—and a tremendous introduction to the man himself.
Rich Roll is an ultra-marathoner/swimmer/cyclist/Ironman/you-name-it endurance athlete who hit his stride at age fifty-one. He’s also a husband and father, a passionate advocate of plant-based nutrition, and much much more.
But the guests and subject matter of his podcasts range far more widely than what I’ve just hinted at.
Just in the past few weeks he’s interviewed Matthew McConaughey, Adam Skolnick, David Goggins, not to mention his own wife Julie Piatt (the latest of multiple times), who’s a fascinating personage in her own right.
I love the podcasts because I’m totally in synch with Rich’s point of view, his passions, and his curiosity about events, about politics, about how to live in these insanely trying times. He gets the guests that I myself would like to talk to, and he asks them the questions that I would ask if I were there.
And Rich Roll himself is a fascinating personality. He’s been up, he’s been down, he’s been sideways. He has reinvented himself over and over. And I would say (I’m not sure he’d agree) that in his mid-fifties he’s at the top of his game.
Myself, I’m not a podcaster. I never will be. I would not be good at it. But I love the idea of sitting across a table from an eclectic range of fascinating men and women … and digging into their heads to find out what they’re thinking right now, how they live their lives, what they feel about what’s going on in the world, and how they are taking action (or not) within all these spheres.
That’s the Rich Roll podcast. There are a lot of terrific podcasts out there, but his is the one I never miss.
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