Life isn't easy. And most people have secrets they don't discuss: affairs, fears, challenges, double lives, and inner struggles. In The Truth Barrel (a 220 degree barrel sauna), New York Times bestselling author Neil Strauss (The Game) and pro athlete Gabby Reece (NBC's Strong) sweat the truth out of some of the most famous, knowledgeable, and interesting people in the world, from Grammy-winning musicians to gold-metal Olympians. The goal: To learn from these experiences and solve the biggest challenges of life that most people are too afraid to discuss.
Life Questions: Solving Listener Dilemmas
In this special episode, Gabby and Neil answer a collection of some of the most emotional... Show More
In this special episode, Gabby and Neil answer a collection of some of the most emotional, controversial, and wildly nonsensical questions from listeners. Learn to crush limiting beliefs, create healthier fitness habits, end procrastination, and improve your sex life with "hands on" techniques, plus try these quick tests to find out if your romantic relationship is right for you. Show Less
21-Year-Old Entrepreneur Jared Kleinert
"Most parents hate me," says guest Jared Kleinert. Whatever advice parents give, Kleinert... Show More
"Most parents hate me," says guest Jared Kleinert. Whatever advice parents give, Kleinert preaches the opposite. Don't go to a good school. Don't get a job. Don't get a house or a car. At his age, he's written a best-selling book, started several companies, been a TedX speaker, and been named "the most connected millennial" by USA Today. In this episode of the Barrel, the entire Millenial myth is dismantled. Along the way, you'll learn about an alternate path to success, the psychological makeup of successful entrepreneurs, and tactics to build a world-class network. Show Less
Sex At Dawn Author, Christopher Ryan
We are living like animals in a zoo of our own making, according to Dr. Christopher Ryan... Show More
We are living like animals in a zoo of our own making, according to Dr. Christopher Ryan, evolutionary psychologist, and author of "Sex At Dawn" and the upcoming "Civilized to Death." After listening to this episode, you will want to rethink everything about your life: from your home to your relationships to raising children to the culture you live in. Prepare to learn some surprising, counter-intuitive lessons as Dr. Ryan compares what our species has done for most of its history with what we are doing today. Show Less
Scott Carney, Investigative Journalist
Dive into the one of most thrilling episodes of the Truth Barrel to learn from Scott's stories... Show More
Dive into the one of most thrilling episodes of the Truth Barrel to learn from Scott's stories of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro shirtless, losing seven pounds of fat in seven days, and training to do 80 pushups on a single breath. Scott Carney, award-winning author, anthropologist, and investigative journalist, talks with Gabby and Neil about his recent adventures with Wim Hof and others, exploring how to reclaim human evolutionary strength to survive freezing temperatures and high altitudes. Scott also discusses his investigative research into organ trafficking and deaths on meditation retreats. Show Less
Sum 41 Drummer Frank Zummo
Sum 41 and Krewella drummer, and founder of Street Drum Corps, Frank Zummo, gets into the... Show More
Sum 41 and Krewella drummer, and founder of Street Drum Corps, Frank Zummo, gets into the barrel on this week's episode to discuss his rise to rockstar fame. Listen in as Zummo explains the trials and tribulations it takes to find (and maintain) success as an artist today, and how applying a business mindset can help. Also discussed are the secrets to survival on the road and how adapting a hyper-focus mindset can propel your own career forward. Bonus: Behind the scenes stories from his time filling in for Tommy Lee. Show Less
Kelly Starrett on Best Practices for Daily...
"Practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent." In this week's episode Kelly... Show More
"Practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent." In this week's episode Kelly Starrett, fitness expert and founder of MobilityWOD, uncovers foundational secrets to not only creating an enhanced health system, but also to a more pleasurable life. Listen in as Kelly teaches Gabby and Neil elementary pain preventative practices, the importance of great posture and sleep, and what we are doing wrong in schools and work (and how to fix it). Show Less
Nick Ekbatani on What It Takes to Survive Tragedy...
Former UCLA football player and motivational speaker Nick Ekbatani lost his leg and his... Show More
Former UCLA football player and motivational speaker Nick Ekbatani lost his leg and his football career in a motorcycle accident. In this beautiful and emotional episode, he discusses how it became the best thing that ever happened to him. Learn to live with gratitude and have a positive daily attitude, plus learn the tools he uses to let go of pain, heal, and move forward, in this week's Truth Barrel. Show Less
Michele Paradise on NLP & Psychological Healing -...
Former model and TV host Michele Paradise gets in the sauna to discuss her journey to becoming... Show More
Former model and TV host Michele Paradise gets in the sauna to discuss her journey to becoming a hypnotherapist and master NLP practitioner. She is currently one of two people on the West Coast practicing a revolutionary new technique for healing psychological wounds and trauma. It is called Havening. On this episode, find out what Havening is, how to do it step by step, and the ways it can improve your inner and outer life. Show Less
Kevin Reeve on Surviving Disasters, Revolutions...
This week, Neil and Gabby discuss disaster survival with Kevin Reeve of OnPoint Tactical, the... Show More
This week, Neil and Gabby discuss disaster survival with Kevin Reeve of OnPoint Tactical, the man who taught Neil how to pick locks, hot-wire a car and escape from danger in his book Emergency. They cover everything from stress inoculation to survival mindset to evading kidnappers to climbing barbed-wire fences to habits you can immediately incorporate into your life to make it safer. Show Less
Kai Nygard on The Cutting Edge of Longevity...
Want to live forever? Kai Nygard does, and for decades he has been on an immortality project... Show More
Want to live forever? Kai Nygard does, and for decades he has been on an immortality project with his father (Peter Nygard) traveling the world in a private jet, seeking out and funding the greatest minds in longevity science. Kai discusses breakthroughs in stem cells, cloning, and the secrets to a longer, healthier life. Neil and Gabby are also joined by Darin Olien to help break down the science, knowledge, and the ramifications. Show Less
Darin Olien Reveals The Truth About Superfoods -...
Our guest today is Darin Olien, who has traveled to some of the world's most remote places in... Show More
Our guest today is Darin Olien, who has traveled to some of the world's most remote places in search of the most nutritious secret superfoods - earning him the title, the Indiana Jones of superfoods. Find out where in nature they're hiding, how he sticks to his regimen, the exact process he uses to engineer the perfect water for his body, and what he says is the holy grail of superfoods. Show Less
Changing Your Habitat for Better Health with John...
In this episode, Neil and Gabby discuss how to optimize your everyday habits with author... Show More
In this episode, Neil and Gabby discuss how to optimize your everyday habits with author, entrepreneur and professional caveman John Durant (The Paleo Manifesto). Topics include how to get a better shower with no soap, how to get a better sleep by simulating a cave environment, lifting your mood by getting in sync with circadian and seasonal rhythms, and designing the ultimate workout based on thousand-year-old rituals. These counter-intuitive practices just might change the way you live your life. Show Less
Laird Hamilton and Greg Long on Re-Evaluating...
What makes extreme surfers and athletes Laird Hamilton and Greg Long so successful at what they... Show More
What makes extreme surfers and athletes Laird Hamilton and Greg Long so successful at what they do? In this podcast, Neil Strauss and Gabby Reece explore an idea never discussed: That it is your relationship with death that makes you great at life. For innovator Laird Hamilton, arguably the biggest name in big-wave surfing and stand-up paddle boarding, there is a window between when you think you're going to die and when you're actually going to die. And it's in that window that he explores in his performance. For Greg Long, watching friends die gave him the motivation to live the best life possible. But when he drowned during a big-wave surfing accident, after he was brought back to consciousness, it changed everything for him. The insights he got from this experience will change your life, just as they did Neil's and Gabby's from hearing about them. You'll also hear Hamilton's story about being lost at sea and what he promised to the universe he'd do if he was ever rescued. Show Less
Surviving Death with Marc Weingarten & Larry...
What can we learn from those who've been close to death, or even died, and lived to tell about... Show More
What can we learn from those who've been close to death, or even died, and lived to tell about it? In this surprising and revelatory episode, Neil and Gabby speak with actor/comedian Larry Miller (Best in Show, Pretty Woman, Princess Diaries) about his death and his story of meeting God face-to-face to receive a life-changing message. They also talk to Bachelor producer and former LA Times writer Marc Weingarten, who was sure he was going to die from cancer, about what it took for him to beat it and how his entire perspective on life changed afterward. What's most surprising about these interviews is that they don't just provide answers. They raise new questions. To quote the tattoo that Weingarten put on his arm afterward: "Lost time is not found." Show Less
Mark Healey on Facing Fear, Surviving Shark...
In the debut episode of the Truth Barrel, Neil Strauss and Gabrielle Reece sweat it out in the... Show More
In the debut episode of the Truth Barrel, Neil Strauss and Gabrielle Reece sweat it out in the barrel sauna with extreme waterman Mark Healey. He is a big-wave surfing champion, winner of the Spearfishing World Cup, a shark-tagger, a free-diver, a movie stuntman, and much more. In this episode, they discuss bullying, and how that eventually led Mark to a life of death-defying accomplishments. He discusses fear, and how to use it to motivate you to move toward things instead of away from things. You'll also find out what exactly to do when a shark is making a beeline straight for you. How to hold your breath for extended amounts of time underwater and on land. What it takes to make anything happen in your life. Where you'll find the real heart and soul of people. And expect some vigorous debate between Gabby and Neil, as they discuss: Did Mark's biology or childhood experiences determine who he became. It gets intense, but that's what happens in The Truth Barrel. You'll also find out secrets about Neil's anatomy that you'll wish you never knew. Show Less
The Truth Barrel Teaser
The Truth Barrel with Gabrielle Reece and Neil Strauss premieres Tuedsday, October 11, 2016. Show More
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