Podcasts That Inspire: Part 2

Words: Ruaidhri Marshall @Ruary_M

On this month’s instalment of Podcasts That Inspire we break down the top three podcast episodes from some of the best podcasts out on the internet. Today’s list includes a look at The Aubrey Marcus Podcast with guest, Wim Hof. We focus on David Goggin’s second feature on The Joe Rogan Experience, and more.

1. You Are In Control with “Iceman” Wim Hof | Aubrey Marcus Podcast AMP #185

Aubrey Marcus is the CEO of Onnit, New York Times bestselling author and the host of his own podcast. He’s a strong believer in the potential for humans to strive for ultimate self-acceptance and selflove. Aubrey’s an advocate for the use of psychedelic medicine in helping to become the greatest version of yourself; supporting the research being conducted by Maps.org (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies).

The first time I encountered Aubrey Marcus was on an early episode of the JRE podcast. His stories of his trips to Peru and the power of opening your mind through the use of psychedelic medicines were the starting blocks for my personal interest in mindfulness, mental health and fitness.

A key lesson you can learn from Marcus is how crucial it is to put yourself through challenges. He has talked frequently about how you can learn from overcoming obstacles and the importance of going through a rite of passage – often reciting ancient proverbs and ideals.

The guest on this episode has gained huge recognition in recent years. Wim Hof aka the Iceman. A man that at first, you’d think defies science…until you investigate his practices and realise his breathing methods are now widely accepted within the scientific community. Hof is known for the ability to withstand extreme cold temperatures. He holds 26 world records and climbed 23,600 feet at Mount Everest wearing nothing but shorts and shoes. He is persistent in wanting to spread his meditative techniques to reduce stress and improve one’s physical health.

This 40 minute podcast brings both minds together. Guaranteed to make you feel motivated and put you in a positive headspace for the rest of the day this is one of the top podcasts of this month!

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2. Joe Rogan Experience #1212 - David Goggins

This is the second time Goggins has been on the JRE podcast. David Goggins is the definition of hard work paying off. Hes been through it all, having an extremely tough childhood and once weighing 300lbs – he turned to the Navy Seals and eventually became an ultra-distance marathon runner. This in depth conversation includes Goggins explaining the process of forgetting hate and making peace with himself on past issues in his childhood; a crucial stage in his journey to future success.

He promotes his book called Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds (I highly recommend giving this book a read). The audio book, as Goggins says himself, ‘’will take you deep dark into the sewer’’, an unbelievable man with an unbelievable story.

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3. Dirt Diva Catra Corbett: Reborn On The Run | Rich Roll Podcast

Recently I have discovered Rich Rolls Podcast, a man who is an inspiring author, motivational speaker, ultrarunner and healthy foods advocate. Rich Rolls became a #1 bestselling author with the publication of his fascinating memoir Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself. He has frequently been a top finishing athlete, including top finisher at the 2008 and 2009 Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii.

What makes him even more remarkable is that prior two years to this he didn’t even own a bike. In the late 80s he found himself dealing with drug addiction and rehabilitation whilst at college. He has changed his life around turning vegan during the process and taking up endurance sports which ultimately has changed his life for the better. For more information on his incredible story visit his website, www.richroll.com.

In this episode, he is joined by Catra ‘Dirt Diva’ Corbett. An electifying runner who has reached an outstanding level of achievement. She has competed in over one hundred 100-mile ultramarathons in addition to hundreds of marathons and ultras.

They discuss her previous races, various annecdotes and her attitude towards running events. Catra discusses how being alone on the mountain trails acts as her church, her time for thinking. This is a humble and intriguing podcast that makes it on my list this month!

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