The Rich Roll Podcast



life + performance + spirit


  • Running Raw With Tim Van Orden

    05/02/2013 Duration: 02h18min

    Raw vegan runner extraordinaire Tim VanOrden joins the show to discuss his journey with food, how he re-discovered a passion for running that led him to 9 U.S. Masters Trail Championship victories, his holistic approach to life and how he makes it all work on a 100% entirely raw plant-based diet.Along the way, we talk specifics about:* aerobic zone training* finding the joy in racing & training* the perils of becoming pigeonholed by labels* the importance of microbial health* what it's like to race up the Empire State Building* his thoughts on supplementation, and* the ever-present protein questionI thought I knew a lot, but Tim enlightened me on more than a few issues and it was a pleasure interviewing him.NOTE: apologies for the poor audio quality of the Skype interview. There is a persistent static hum that I could not eliminate and the levels are — well, let's just say — a wee bit off. I am still new at all this and obviously still have a few things to learn. Production quality is important to me

  • Byron Davis: Live Your Epic Life

    01/02/2013 Duration: 02h04min

    The wildly inspiring Byron Davis joins the program to share his story and tools to Live Your Epic Life. A gifted, highly dynamic, charismatic & articulate conversationalist, his story of humble beginnings, Olympic dreams and service to help other's unleash their inner potential is certain to strip you bare of excuses and motivated to set a new and committed course towards self-discovery and personal transformation. Open your ears, heart and mind and let Byron help lead you there.And if you have a moment, we'd love it if you could toss a quick review up on the iTunes page. It's most appreciated!Thanks for the support and hope you enjoy the show!SHOW NOTES* Byron Davis' “Live Your Epic Life” Website* Byron Davis' “Unleash the Unstoppable You” Website* Annett Davis' “Get Fit With Annett” Website* Byron on Twitter @ByronDavis7* Byron Davis' Bid to Become the first African American Swimmer to make the US Olympic Team – 1996 100 Fly Olympic Trials FinalHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?1. TELL A FRIEND! (Self-

  • Julieanna Hever: The Plant-Based Dietitian On School Lunch, GMOs and The Pros & Cons of Juicing

    01/02/2013 Duration: 01h54min

    The beautiful & always delightful Julieanna Hever — aka “The Plant-Based Dietitian” — joins Julie Piatt and I on today's podcast to drop knowledge on all things nutrition and wellness. Together we hit on a wide variety of health-related subjects, including:*The joys & challenges of raising plantpowered kids;*The perils of school lunch programs;*GMO's and Prop 37;*Government involvement in nutrition education;*Combating entrenched & often outdated opinions on optimal nutrition;*Her recent television debut on the Veria Living network: “What Would Julieanna Do?”*What's the deal with Paleo?*Why most doctors and nutritionists / dietitians don't fully understand plant-based eating;*Tips for getting started the plantpower way;*Superfoods;*The deal with oils;*The pros & cons of blending & juicing;*Flu shots & vaccinating kids;And if you have a moment, we'd love it if you could toss a quick review up on the iTunes page. It's most appreciated!Thanks for the support and hope you enjoy the sh

  • America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich

    21/01/2013 Duration: 02h11min

    Buckle up people! America's Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich joins the podcast today to pontificate — in the way only Vinnie can in his unfiltered and uncensored way — on a wide variety of subjects, including:* His career as an ultra-cyclist and racing the Furnace Creek 508;* What fuels his 15 hour training rides; in other words the popular & oft asked question is posed, “what do you eat on the bike?”* His opinions on aerobic zone training versus the currently popular CrossFit / Mackenzie method;* Fitness and weight loss in general;* What it's like to be a celebrity trainer in Hollywood;* His evolving perspectives on nutrition;* His Angriest Trainer Podcast; and* His upcoming book “Fitness Confidential”NOTE: Vinnie veers into a bit of explicit language a few times. Nothing crazy, but just a heads up if you're blasting it at work or unusually squeamish.And if you have a moment, we'd love it if you could toss a quick review up on the iTunes page.Thanks for the support and enjoy the show!SHOW NOTE

  • Ben Greenfield On Optimizing Endurance Training

    13/01/2013 Duration: 02h16s

    Ready to get your athletic geek on? Ask and ye shall receive. The multi-sport, multi-hyphenate strength & endurance athlete / coach and overall fitness / nutrition authority Ben Greenfield joins the podcast to dive deep down the rabbit hole and get granular on: optimizing endurance training methods; periodization & setting proper training zones; the cross fit craze; using technology to monitor physiological markers & effectively bio-hack your body for enhanced performance; the importance of nutrition & supplementation for recovery; and much more.And if you have a moment, we'd love it if you could toss a quick review up on the iTunes page.Thanks for the support and enjoy the show!SHOW NOTES* Finding Ultra Excerpt* Ben Greenfield Fitness Website* Ben Greenfield Fitness Facebook Page* Ben Greenfield on Twitter: @BenGreenfield & @GetFitGuyFor links & to learn more about the tools, products & information Ben advocates in this podcast, click HERE.Ben Greenfield's “Become Superhuman”

  • Swimmer Garret Weber-Gale On Olympic Gold, Healing High Blood Pressure & Haute Cuisine

    08/01/2013 Duration: 01h43min

    2-time Olympic gold medalist. Member of the 2008 Beijing Olympic 4×100 freestyle relay that will go down in history as one of the greatest moments in Olympic history. American record holder. NCAA Champion. And the first American under 48 seconds in the 100 meter freestyle. Garrett Weber-Gale, one of the world's most decorated competitive swimmers, joins the podcast to talk with Rich about elite performance, professional athleticism, life (and food) at the Olympic Training Center, how he healed his high blood pressure with better nutrition, and his passion for fine cuisine cooking, quality eats and helping people.NOTE: I am well aware that the audio on this Skype interview is less than ideal. Issues with Skype not picking up my (Rich's) microphone properly. Apologies. Again, I'm a newcomer at all this and can only promise to have it dialed in better next time. Thanks for understanding (& try not to hate).SHOW NOTES* Garrett Weber-Gale Wikipedia* Athletic Foodie*

  • New Year’s Resolutions

    02/01/2013 Duration: 01h49min

    Rich and Julie discuss the hows, whys and why nots of New Year's resolutions, Eckhart Tolle, The “Icarus Deception”, the importance of going “inside”, setting goals and how to set yourself up for successfully achieving them.SHOW NOTESFree Shipping on Vitamix PurchasesThe Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment* by Eckhart TolleA New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)* by Eckhart TolleThe Artist's Way* by Julia CameronThe Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?* by Seth Godin*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?1. TELL A FRIEND! (Self-explanatory)2. SHARE ONLINE! (Also self-explanatory)3. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW the show on iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud an

  • Gabrielle Reece On Optimal Nutrition, Homeschooling & Life With Laird

    19/12/2012 Duration: 01h23min

    Today on the podcast, Rich and Julie Piatt sit down with uber-athlete and fitness / wellness advocate Gabrielle Reece to talk about health & fitness, the importance of good nutrition, Gabby's general perspective on marriage and relationships (…and yes, sex), how she makes it work with her husband — famed big wave surfer Laird Hamilton– homeschooling her girls, female role models, failing “upward”, dealing with negativity, food & fitness tips for getting started in the right direction for the new year, and of course her upcoming book, My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life* (Scribner, coming April 2013).Enjoy![NOTE: apologies for the audio quality. Podcasting from a warehouse has its drawbacks, particularly when it's pouring rain, as it was today. The background noise is showers on a tin roof. Did the best we could.]SHOW NOTES** Gabby on Twitter: @GabbyReece** Laird on Twitter: @LairdLife* Audible* SriMati Music

  • Michael Greger, MD On Omega-3’s, Antioxidant Impact on Exercise Recovery & The Hows and Whys of Protein Intake

    13/12/2012 Duration: 01h38min

    In today's episode, Rich talks with Michael Greger, M.D., the man behind the incredibly informative non-profit website We discuss plant-based nutrition, the pros and cons of a wide variety of popular diets from Pritikin to Paleo to Atkins, and the impact of corporate food and pharmacuetical interests on everything from food marketing/labeling to the current state of nutrition research and medical school curriculums.Dr. Greger then gets down to the nitty gritty on specific nutrition subjects like omega-3 fatty acid oil supplementation, the impact of antioxidant intake on exercise-induced oxidative stress and athletic adaptations to training, and of the course the hows and whys of protein intake.At the end of the day? All roads lead to kale.Enjoy the listenPeace + Plants,SHOW NOTES*** Pritikin Institute* Plant Positive / Primitive Nutrition YouTube Channel* Dr. Greger on Twitter: @nutrition_facts* NutritionFacts on Facebook*Disclosure: Books and

  • Soil Whisperer Hendrikus Schraven On All Things Permaculture

    09/12/2012 Duration: 01h52min

    In today's episode I sit down with “soil whisperer” Hendrikus Schraven — a noted expert on permaculture, soil biology and rejuvenation, sustainable agriculture & lifestyle, factory farming, GMO's, Monsanto, Proposition 37, nutritional density and what “organic” really means.Hendrikus is a wealth of information and inspires with his unique and in depth perspective on the core and fundamental nature of food and nutrition and leaves us with some tips on how to be a better food consumer, and person in general.[NOTE: Getting feedback from folks listening on iTunes that the audio levels are low. Apologies — looking into it. We are still very new to this and working out the kinks, so I appreciate your patience and understanding.]Thanks for listening. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. And if you haven't already, you can subscribe on iTunes.[Apologies for the poor audio & production issues with the trailer video. We'll do better next time.]SHOW NOTES* Hendrikus O

  • Rodman Machado On Cooking As Nutritional Art

    06/12/2012 Duration: 01h41min

    Today on the podcast we sit down with Rodman Machado– Executive Chef at the Garden Cafe at Common Ground in Kilauea, Hawaii — to talk food as medicine; cooking as nutritional art; plant-based superfoods; preventing & healing diabetes and other diseases with plants; and optimizing overall wellness.If you have been enjoying the show, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a quick moment to leave a comment on the iTunes page for the podcast. Thanks for listening – we are beyond grateful for the early response.SHOW NOTES* 10 Uncommon “Superfoods” from the World of Ultra-Endurance* Papain Superfood: How Green Papaya Enzymes Help Digestion* MindBodyGreen: 25 Reasons Why Tumeric Can Heal You* Huffington Post: How To Massage Kale: Why a Rubdown Helps This Leafy Green* Natural News: Noni Fruit SuperfoodThanks for stopping by. Thoughts? Let me know what you think in the comments section below.Peace + Plants,RichHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?1. TELL A FRIEND! (Self-explanatory)2. SHARE ONLINE! (Also self-e

  • Julie Piatt: Ruminations on Ultraman, Unlocking The Authentic Self & Navigating Relationships

    04/12/2012 Duration: 01h59min

    Today Julie and I discuss the perils of cycling on Kauai, a few adventures from our experience at Ultraman 2009 and some strategies for unlocking your more authentic self, followed by some incredible insight from Julie on self-sovereignty and navigating relationships. The show closes with a live performance of Julie's song “In the Sun” with our son Tyler on guitar.We hope you enjoy the program.As of today, we are the #1 podcast on iTunes in the Health category (first 3 episodes all in the top 10) and the #22 podcast overall for all of iTunes. Showing up on a list that includes such tremendous talent — names like Ira Glass, Adam Carolla, Joe Rogan and Alec Baldwin — is beyond an honor. Even more astounding given that we just started this little show last week. So THANK YOU for your support. We will do our best to live up to the early hype and continue to provide helpful, informative, enlightening and entertaining content. If you haven't yet, you can subscribe on iTunes HERE.SHOW N

  • Julie Piatt: Food As Medicine

    02/12/2012 Duration: 01h32min

    Because she was such a sensation in our first episode, Julie Piatt is back for more. Today we talk about food — as energy, vibration and medicine. How Julie healed herself with nutrition and meditation. The perils of the word “vegan”. What it means to be Plantpowered. And getting back to food as a global uniter.Thanks to your overwhelming support, I woke up this morning to see that our little show hit #1 on iTunes in the Fitness / Nutrition category and #2 in Health. Amazing. We will do our best to live up to the early praise and continue to provide the best content we can. Thank you!If you would like to support the podcast, just tell a friend.HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?1. TELL A FRIEND! (Self-explanatory)2. SHARE ONLINE! (Also self-explanatory)3. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW the show on iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud and TuneIn.4. DONATE: Check out the DONATE button on the right hand margin or click HERE to learn more. We even accept Bitcoin!5. DOWNLOAD THE NEW MOBILE APP! Now you can access, stream, download

  • Chris Jaeb: One Entrepreneur’s Journey To Wholeness

    01/12/2012 Duration: 01h47min

    In this episode of the Rich Roll Podcast, Rich interviews technology entrepreneur Chris Jaeb about his life path, founding with Mark Cuban (bought by Yahoo after the most successful IPO in history at that time), social entrepreneurship, the role meditation has played in his life, sustainable living at Common Ground Kauai, his take on happiness and future plans for his newest venture, Common Ground Media.Side note: Thanks for all the crazy support for the initial episode. The success and feedback exceeded my wildest imagination. Very proud to see that we have already been listed by iTunes as a “New & Notable” in the health podcast category. Awesome.If you haven't yet, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes by clicking HERE.If you would like to support the podcast, just tell a friend.Thanks for listening.Peace + Plants,Rich See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Introducing The Rich Roll Podcast

    27/11/2012 Duration: 01h34min

    In the debut episode of the Rich Roll Podcast, Rich converses with his wife Julie Piatt about life in Kauai, sustainable lifestyle, enhancing your personal creativity and homeschooling.Finally!I've been talking about doing a podcast for what seems like eons. For whatever reason, I just couldn't seem to get around to actually figuring out how to do it, let alone get it done. But I finally found the time to sort through at least the initial barrier configuration issues and am happy to announce my virgin episode, which features my wife and (much) better half Julie Piatt.We are still sorting through some tech issues so it's far from studio polished, aside from the killer intro / outro music courtesy of my very talented son Tyler and nephew Harrison! The sound from this episode is admittedly a bit echo-y due to the warehouse recording environment– and I have yet to configure it for video and livestream broadcasting, which I am currently working on. But rather than wait until I had everything pe

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