Rich Roll is a Plant powered Wellness Advocate, Bestselling Author, Ultra-Athlete and host the show The Rich Roll Podcast.
Why do we sleep? What exactly happens when we sleep and why is it so important? What are the implications of sleep deprivation? And what can we do to improve our sleep hygiene?Answering these questions is the life’s work Dr. Matthew Walker.Longtime listeners know that I am obsessed with sleep and the critical role it plays in every facet of health. This infatuation is driven in no small part by the incredible work of today’s guest, one of the world’s leading neuroscientists and researchers in the field of sleep science.Matriculating at Nottingham University where he studied neuroscience, Matthew earned his Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the Medical Research Council in London, subsequently became a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and is currently a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he serves as the founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science.In addition, Matthew hosts a MasterClass on the science of better sleep. His TED Talk, ‘Sleep is your superpower’ has over 20 million views. And his international smash bestselling book Why We Sleep—a must-read for anyone and everyone looking to live and feel better—provides the framework for today’s mind-blowing, slumber-focused primer.To put it rather bluntly, this conversation covers everything you need and ever wanted to know about sleep, including:why do we sleep?what happens to our bodies and minds when we sleepwhy is sleep so important?what happens when we don’t get enough?what is the deal with dreams, sleepwalking & sleep paralysis?what are the various stages of sleep (REM, deep, etc.)?what can we do to prioritize and improve our sleep? In addition, Dr. Walker answers the questions like: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? What is the relationship between sleep, immunity, weight gain, and mood? And most critical: how do we resolve the global sleep-loss epidemic?All told, this is an utterly fascinating masterclass on why you must rethink your relationship with sleep and the profound short and long-term impacts sleep has on every facet of our lives from learning to mood, productivity, energy, hormone regulation, longevity, and even susceptibility to cancer and other diseases.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I urge all of you to absorb this conversation in its entirety. Whip out your pen and paper—this is essential, potentially life-altering listening for every human. And simply put, it’s everything I hoped it would be.Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsBlinkist: Unlimited access to read or listen to a massive library of condensed non-fiction books from self-help, to business, health, and history—all for one low price. Join me and 12 million others gleaning from the best and brightest. Try Blinkist FREE for 7 days AND get 25% off a Blinkist Premium membership at blinkist.com/richrollLMNT: A science-backed electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. The formula is super high-caliber, it’s plant-based with no sugar, fillers, gluten, or sketchy ingredients. My new favorite flavor is Watermelon Salt – it’s definitely going to be a staple for my hot afternoon runs this summer. Try it out at drinkLMNT.com/RICHROLL.ROKA: Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. If you’re active like me and wear prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, ROKA combines the no-slip performance you’ve been waiting for with fashionable frames. Visit roka.com and enter code RichRoll for 20% off.Birch Living: The best, most affordable, organic, and sustainable mattresses on the market with a 100-night risk-free trial. 1% of each purchase is donated to the National Forest Foundation and Birch purchases carbon offsets for each mattress sold. For $200 off ALL mattress orders, visit BirchLiving.com/RichRollSHOW NOTESConnect with Matthew: Website | Twitter | LinkedinBerkeley: Matthew Walker, PhDBerkeley: Center For Human Sleep ScienceFinancial Times: Sleep expert Matthew Walker on the secret to a good night’s restTED: Sleep is your superpower | Matt WalkerThe Guardian: ‘Sleep should be prescribed’: what those late nights out could be costing youMasterclass: Matthew Walker Teaches the Science of Better SleepMasterclass: Matthew Walker’s 11 Tips for Improving Sleep QualityNPR: Matthew Walker: Why Is It Essential To Make Time For Sleep?Independent: 14 of the biggest sleep myths debunkedThe Lancet: A sleep prescription for medicineThe Guardian: How to boost your business? Let workers sleepTech Insider: 5 Tips For Falling Asleep Quicker, According To A Sleep ExpertTech Insider: How To Tell If You’re Sleep DeprivedTech Insider: What Happens To Your Brain When You DreamTech Insider: What Happens To Your Body And Brain If You Don’t Get SleepTech Insider: How Lucid Dreaming WorksTech Insider: How To Take The Ideal Nap And Avoid Bad SleepFor 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis.*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 Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Time in nature is powerful. It’s healing. It fosters community. Humanity’s connective tissue, it shows you who you are and what you’re capable of becoming.The outdoors has played a transformational role in my personal evolution. In almost every way I am a different, better human because I make copious use of the untouched natural spaces available to me—spaces I access freely and have long taken for granted.However, the uncomfortable truth is that outdoor parks (nature in general) are places where historically not everyone has been entirely welcome.This is a paradigm we must diligently work to dismantle.It’s also the spark that illuminates the work of Anthony Taylor—an extraordinary human who has spent his life advocating for greater participation and access to outdoor environments, and the second guest to appear in my continuing series of conversations from my week in Minneapolis.The former Commissioner for Minneapolis’ Parks & Open Spaces and current Senior Vice President of Equity, Outdoors & Nature for YMCA of the North, Anthony is—at 62 years old—the very model of anti-aging. A skier, paddler, accomplished ultra-cyclist and overall outdoors enthusiast, Anthony serves on the League of American Bicyclists Equity Advisory Board as well as the board of the National Brotherhood of Skiers. He is also the founder of the Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota and the co-founder of Cool Meets Cause, an outreach program that teaches girls from North Minneapolis to snowboard. And he served as the Adventure Director for the Loppet Foundation—a program that provides year-round outdoor activities for youth in Minneapolis.This is a conversation about the nature of outdoor recreation to empower, enliven, and inspire.It’s a walk through Anthony’s origin story. And it’s an exploration of his love of nature and his accomplishments as a cyclist and adventurer.But the focus of this exchange is placed on Anthony’s important work as an activist and youth educator.It’s a history lesson on race, class, privilege, and gender in the outdoors. And the many ways we can eradicate the invisible boundaries that exist in these spaces today.Certain transformative lessons can only be learned through adventure—lessons imperative to youth development and deeper connection to our own innate humanity.Put bluntly, outdoor sports and time spent in nature aren’t just recreation—they are human rights.I guarantee this conversation will positively impact you in ways you may not expect. My hope is that it will help foster ways you can advance greater outdoor inclusivity within your community along the way.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Special thanks to talented Minneapolis local photographers/videographers Bennie Wilson and Jordan Lundell for portraits & an upcoming video we are working on.Anthony is the leader we all need now. And this conversation is definitely a fave.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsTen Thousand: The world’s most durable training shorts, built for your needs and designed for performance. I recently partnered with Ten Thousand to help create their new Distance Kit which is hands down the best training attire I’ve ever worn. Save 15% OFF with the promo code “RICHROLL” at tenthousand.ccAthletic Greens: 75 whole food sourced ingredients designed to optimize 5 key areas of health, Athletic Greens is the delicious daily habit that sets you up for a healthy future. I take the packets everywhere I go. Invest in your health without compromise! Go to: athleticgreens.com/richroll to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D ​AND​ 5 free travel packs​ with your first purchase.Joovv: Enhance your health, recovery, and sleep with Joovv light therapy. Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals at Joovv.com/RICHROLL. You’ll see a unique code that will provide a discount on your device, exclusions apply. Happy Joovvin’!Whoop: The world’s most powerful fitness tracker. Get smarter about how you sleep, recover, and train, so you can unlock your best self. Go to WHOOP.com and use the promo code Richroll at checkout to save 15% off WHOOP.SHOW NOTESConnect with Anthony: Instagram | TwitterThe League of American Bicyclists: Equity Advisory CouncilYMCA of the North: Leadership TeamNational Brotherhood of Skiers: nbs.orgMajor Taylor Bicycling Club of MinnesotaESPN: The Story of Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor [VIDEO]Snow Industry News: Cool Meets CauseDiversify Outdoors: AboutOutdoor Afro: AboutBearfoot Theory: 15 Organizations Advancing Diversity OutdoorsMen’s Journal: Meet the Minneapolis Parks and Open Space Commissioner Using the Outdoors to Fight for Racial JusticeStar Tribune: Twin Cities outdoors advocate says recreation can be form of racial healingStar Tribune: My Outdoor Life: Loppet’s Anthony Taylor bridges activity and advocacyStar Tribune: Minneapolis approves plan to revitalize the main corridor of the historically Black South SideStar Tribune: Twin Cities outdoors advocate says recreation can be form of racial healingYMCA: A Conversation On Race With Anthony TaylorBike League: Anthony Taylor: Bicycling & EquityVerve: Anthony Taylor – Slow RollUniversity of Minnesota: Slow & SteadyKARE 11: YMCA offering overnight camps, field trips for first time since pandemicThe Chronicles Of Philanthropy: Breaking Down The Color and Gender Barriers of Outdoor SportsCommunity Action Partnership: Local Activist, Slow Roll St. Paul Highlight Importance of Outdoor Activity in Social and Racial JusticePowder: Meet The National Brotherhood of SkiersThe Loppet Foundation: AboutFor 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. Special thanks to talented Minneapolis local photographers / videographers Bennie Wilson and Jordan Lundell for portraits & an upcoming video we are are working on.*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 Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we dive into the why behind my decision to visit Minneapolis and what I learned from the experience. Plus stories from the swimming vault and some epic show & tell before fielding a few running-centric listener questions.Welcome to another edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein myself and Adam Skolnick dissect matters of the day in a manner that is instructive and sometimes even entertaining.Aside from serving as my sidekick and hypeman, Adam Skolnick is an activist and journalist best known as David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me, co-author. He writes 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 and is currently using the ‘new dad’ excuse to avoid working on his novel.Topics explored in today’s conversation include:The Envol Swimrun Battle & Running For Justice Virtual Run Challenge;an update on the Iron Cowboy’s ‘Conquer 100’ challenge;the intention behind Rich’s trip to Minneapolis & his experiences in the city;what it means to reimagine public safety to create a safer society;Rich’s partnership with Ten Thousand and the new ‘Distance Kit’; andthe future of lab-grown, ‘cultured’ meat. In addition, we answer the following listener questions:How do you stay motivated in your endurance challenges?What advice can you offer first-time marathoners?How can you hone your nutrition for large endurance races?Thank you to Steven from Charleston, Casey from Illinois, and Asha & Savannah from British Colombia 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.Ten Thousand ‘Distance Kit’ Giveaway: We’re giving away 5 Distance Kits from Ten Thousand! To enter: (1) subscribe to the Rich Roll Podcast YouTube channel; and (2) Leave a comment under today’s episode video. We will pick 5 winners who will receive the full kit (short, tank, and socks) and reach out to them.To read more and listen click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:ExpressVPN: Secure your data with the number-one-rated VPN on the market. No matter what device you’re on – phone, laptop, or Smart-TV – all you have to do is tap a button to get protection. Keep your online activity private and find out how you can get 3 months FREE at expressvpn.com/richrollPique Tea: Ultra-effective, high-quality teas and wares made with cutting-edge technology and only the finest ingredients. Pique’s Fermented Pu’er is the ultimate super-tea for overall health and gut support made with revolutionary tea crystals that dissolve in seconds. Go to piquetea.com/richroll to learn more and use code RICHROLL at checkout for 10% off your first order.ROKA: Cutting edge eyewear & apparel built for top performance. Ultralight construction. Arms-Up Design. Official USAT Partner. If you’re active like me and wear prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, ROKA combines the no-slip performance you’ve been waiting for with fashionable frames. Visit roka.com and enter code RichRoll for 20% off.Four Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious organic, Fair-Trade, single-origin Arabica mushroom coffee made with only the highest quality adaptogens like Lion’s Mane and Chaga. Visit foursigmatic.com/roll and get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on Mushroom Coffee bundles.SHOW NOTES:Connect With Adam: Website | Instagram | TwitterYouTube: Rich Roll Podcast Clips ChannelJames Lawernce: @ironcowboyjamesBook: Why We Sleep by Matthew WalkerNew York Times: Ten Months After George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Residents Are at War Over PolicingThe Verge: The New York Times just sold an NFT for more than half a million dollarsNew York Times: Boulder Shooting Survivors Describe ‘Listening to Him Kill Everyone You Know’New York Times: The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta ShootingsNew York Times: What to Know About the Atlanta Spa ShootingsNew York Times: We’ve Spent Over a Decade Researching Guns in America. This Is What We Learned.New York Times: How to Reduce ShootingsNew York Times: Why Does the U.S. Have So Many Mass Shootings? Research Is Clear: Guns.Playboy: Who Puts Guns In The Movies?NIH: What Do We Know About the Association Between Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Injuries?BC: How the NRA Rewrote the Second AmendmentNetflix: SeaspiracyHBO: Q: Into The StormPodcast: Lost HillsPodcast: ‘Lost Hills’ Investigates Mysterious Malibu Campground MurderFKT: Robbie Balenger – Central Park Loop ChallengeHellah Sidibe: @hellahgood9Liquid Death: ShopAlexey Molchanov & Freediving: @alexeymolchanovI'm proud to announce my new book 'Voicing Change'. To learn more & pre-order now, visit, richroll.com/vcThere are a few simple ways you can support the show and the content we strive to craft and share every single weekSubscribe & Review: Please make sure to review, share comments and subscribe to the show on the various platforms (Apple Podcasts, YouTube & Spotify). This helps tremendously!Patronize Our Sponsors: Supporting the companies that support the show! For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity URLs and discount codes, click the ‘Sponsors’ tab in the ‘Shop’ menu.Spread The Word: Help grow our reach by sharing your enthusiasm for the podcast and/or your favorite episodes by posting about it on social media.Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This month, events in Minneapolis captured the world’s attention. The recent death of Daunte Wright and the conviction of Derek Chauvin sound a significant shift in the civil rights movement and the country at large.Today, artist, activist, and politician Jeremiah Ellison is here to help us make sense of this historic moment.As some of you may know, I spent the week of April 13th, 2021 (pre-Chauvin verdict) in a very tense Minneapolis. Motivating my visit was an intention to better understand the events and circumstances that brought the world’s focus upon this city—not from what I read online or saw streaming endlessly on cable news—but rather from a first-hand, experience-based perspective.In addition, my objective was to conduct meaningful, nuanced conversations with Minneapolis civic leaders who are grappling with the important issues that have recently dominated national news coverage. Issues that include police misconduct and public safety reform; the roots of civil unrest and the purpose of protest; and of course the role social activism has played in all of this.This conversation, the first in a series of Minneapolis-themed episodes that I will be releasing over the coming weeks, is one powerful result of that good faith inquiry.Representing Ward 5 on the Minneapolis City Council, Jeremiah sits at the vortex of the many complicated issues that concern his community, and from the start has been one of the leading and most prominent voices calling for the reimagination of public safety.On the one hand, Jeremiah is a very unlikely elected official. An artist at heart and painter by trade, he’s both a muralist and a comic book illustrator. He’s into Silver Surfer. And Batman.On the other hand, he is the son of former 6-term Congressman Keith Ellison. Currently Attorney General for the state of Minnesota, the Ellison elder was also in charge of the Chauvin prosecution. In other words, it’s fair to say that Jeremiah was born for the role he currently inhabits.My week in Minneapolis was extraordinary. There were so many experiences I will never forget. I learned much. I’m better for the trip. And my time with Jeremiah has much to do with that. I’m grateful that he took the time to share his truth and for his trust in my ability to share it.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.This is a powerful exchange. My only ask is that you welcome Jeremiah and his testimony with an open mind and an open heart.P.S. – Special thanks to talented Minneapolis local photographers/videographers Bennie Wilson and Jordan Lundell for portraits & an upcoming video we are working on.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsBoll & Branch: The first honest and transparent bedding company that only uses sustainable and responsible methods of sourcing and manufacturing. Go to BollandBranch.com today for 15% off your first set of sheets when you use promo code richroll at checkout.Calm: The app designed to help you ease stress and get the best sleep of your life with guided meditations, sleep stories, and more. Right now, my listeners can get a special limited-time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today!Public Goods: One version of every essential in one place. Healthy, high-quality, sustainable, and affordable home goods, personal care products, and premium pantry staples. Everything is ethically sourced and free of harmful additives. Get $15 to spend on your first purchase at publicgoods.com/RICHROLL or use code RICHROLL at checkout.quip: Gum that’s good for you, fun to chew, and easy to share. Quip’s sugar-free cavity-fighting gum supports good oral health with a long-lasting minty flavor. Pair it with a quip Electric Toothbrush, Refillable Floss, and more great products. Get a FREE quip gum dispenser with any refill plan at getquip.com/RICHROLL.SHOW NOTESConnect with Jeremiah:  Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookCity of Minneapolis: Jeremiah EllisonCampaign Zero: About New York Times: Ten Months After George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Residents Are at War Over PolicingNew York Times: ‘Woe Is You,’ White People Say. What We Need Is a Remedy.NPR: Minneapolis City Council Member On New Rules For The City PoliceCNN: How Minneapolis became the epicenter for the BLM movementCBS: Issues surrounding Chauvin trial go “far beyond Minneapolis,” city council member saysMSNBC: All In with Chris Hayes: Elie Mystal, Jeremiah Ellison, Jeff Storms, Jason Crow, Katie BennerStar Tribune: Minneapolis chief: Each agency has own standards for use of tear gas and projectiles to control crowdsStar Tribune: From activist to authority, Jeremiah Ellison navigates Minneapolis’ civil rights fightDaily Planet: A seat at the table: Jeremiah Ellison uses artist lens and collaboration to reimagine representation in Ward 5Bring Me The News: Councilors: ‘We’re going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department’MPR News: After pledging to defund police, Mpls. City Council still rethinking public safetyMSP Mag: Jeremiah Ellison on Making Real Change in His CityFor 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers & Davy Greenberg; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt. Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. Special thanks to talented Minneapolis local photographers / videographers Bennie Wilson and Jordan Lundell for portraits & an upcoming video we are are working on.*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 Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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