The Truth Barrel with Gabrielle Reece and Neil Str

The Truth Barrel with Gabrielle Reece and Neil Str


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.


Rashard Mendenhall on the Transition from Super Bowl Champion to Ballers TV-show writer  

Gabby and Neil sweat it out with Super Bowl champion running back Rashard Mendenhall. After making a controversial decision to retire from football at age 26, Rashard became a writer for the hit HBO show Ballers. Find out how teamwork in the writers room at HBO compares to the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. Learn how Rashard got rid of his cell phone and became happier - and immunizes himself from social media. Gabby and Neil also invite a special guest who encourages Rashard to pursue his next passion... and his greatest fear.

The Ultimate Interview with Dr. Robert Lustig on What You Eat and Why You've Been Programmed to Eat It  

If you ever needed the motivation to stop eating processed and junk food, Dr. Robert Lustig is happy to give you the facts that will scare the sugar out of your diet. Listen in as this renowned neuroendocrinologist reveals to Gabby and Neil just how much the food industry has made us addicts to food that is killing us. As he puts it, the corporations have hacked our bodies and diets. Learn Dr. Lustig's tips on what you can do to recognize where sugar is slithering into foods that most people think of as "healthy." And find out his answer on who to trust when it comes to healthy-eating advice. Have a notepad ready, because there are plenty of takeaways. This interview will change the way you eat forever.

John Salley (Part 2): The journey from NBA Champion to Vegan Gangster  

NBA legend John Salley re-joins Gabby and Neil in the Truth Barrel to go deeper: He discusses the mentors he surrounded himself with in the NBA, the secrets to changing your bad health habits, what to eat, what to drink, how to cleanse your body, open marriages, and raising a close family.. "Give me seven days," he promises, "and I'll change your life."

NBA Champion John Salley on Getting Over Anger, Unhealthy Habits, & Self-Sabotage  

John Salley knows what it takes to live the lifestyle of a champion: he won four NBA titles in three different decades. Since then, he has been an actor, ESPN host, and healthy eating advocate. He shares why it is easier to change careers than to change eating habits. He discusses the day basketball became "no fun" for him. He tells hilarious stories from his days with the bad boys of the Detroit Pistons to becoming a disciplined vegan and father of three. And he discusses why your gut is your mind, and how to feed it right. How to find and use your gift. How he overcame his fears and let go of his grudges. And much, much more.

Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace on living with integrity  

Randall Wallace is a writer's writer. He has written films (Heaven is for Real, Man in the Iron Mask, Braveheart); books (Pearl Harbor, Living the Braveheart Life); and songs (including one played at Ronald Regan's funeral). Yet at age 46, he was down-and-out with no success. In this podcast, find out how Wallace turned his writing career around; and his powerful advice on faith, freedom, inspiration, integrity, and heroism.

How to Breathe for Maximum Health, Performance, and Relaxation (Plus Demonstrations), with Patrick McKeown  

Patrick McKeown, author of The Oxygen Advantage, is leading a paradigm shift in breathing. The fact is: We are over-oxygenating ourselves, in the same way others over-eat or over-hydrate. Because of this, Gabby and Neil, and their friends, have made a massive shift in something they do 23,000 times a day: Breathe. In this incredible episode, you'll not learn to end your mouth-breathing habits to optimize your sleep, health, and performance, plus reduce anxiety. You'll also learn some amazing exercises that you can do as you listen to the podcast.

Somatic sexologist Jaiya Ma on Discovering Your Erotic Sexual Blueprint  

Jaiya Ma is one of the only hands-on sex educators in the world. She has put her ten thousand-plus hours in to become one of the world's leading experts on sexuality. In this podcast, you can take a live quiz to find out your own personal erotic blueprint. You'll also learn tactics to create long-term intimacy, solutions to common sex mistakes, and how to have energetic orgasms. Neil and Gabby also invite one of Jaiya's partners into the Truth Barrel to find out if she truly practices what she preaches.

Light Watkins on Meditation, Happiness, and Life After Death  

Can you get all the benefits of meditation in just ten minutes a day? Did you know that your happiness is a muscle you can grow? What happens to you when you die? Why do bad things happen to good people? Author and teacher Light Watkins answers these questions and more. In addition, learn the 4 misconceptions people have about mediation, how to get started, how to truly relax, and one thing you can start doing immediately to enjoy life even more.

Marvel actor Frank Grillo on persistence and discipline  

One of the hardest-working and most recognizable in film, Frank Grillo, from Captain America: Winter Solider, The Grey, Kingdom, Warriors, and Prison Break, shares his definition of what it means to embrace discipline and persistence. Learn the traits that are deal-breakers in other people on a project - and how to look out for them. You'll also discover the dedication it takes to become an "overnight success," how to practice a healthier work ethic, his foolproof system for waking-up early, and how he trained to have a punch so deadly that it even intimidates Captain America. You'll also discover the important lesson of how balancing fame with humility improves your life and career.

Rapper Mikey Mike on how he scammed his way into getting a Grammy  

"Have you seen this man? Owes 2.3 million dollars in child support" is the bold headline that invaded Los Angeles billboards and posters accompanied by the mugshot face of upcoming rapper Mikey Mike. This episode of The Truth Barrel is for everyone trying to get noticed. Mikey Mike is one of the best new musicians, rappers, and producers out there. Yet no one noticed him until he started doing making some brilliant, risky, and bold moves. In this episode, you'll learn get to meet an amazing up-and-coming artist before he's a household name. You'll also learn the smartest strategies you can use to stand out and get noticed as an artist - or how to land a job in any field.

Cleaning Up the Planet with legendary adventurer Alison Teal  

Alison Teal describes herself as a "Tarzan Child." Growing up as the daughter of a National Geographic nature photographer, Alison didn't exactly have a typical childhood; She went to grade school at the base of Mount Everest, and "coming home" meant sharing a tent in the jungle with her parents. Alison joins Gabby and Neil in The Truth Barrel to share stories of her journey from the untouched Himalayan wilderness to film-school in California. Learn about Alison's secrets to getting media attention for her causes, her survival secrets, how she put "plastic island" on the environmental activist map, and even surfing on a lava-spewing volcano in Hawaii. Also find out about the bravery it took to survive TV's Naked & Afraid.

Life inside an LA Sex Dungeon and opening the door to your secret fantasies with author Jenny Nordbak  

Jenny Nordbak spent two years living a double life: by day a construction manager, but by night, an elite dominatrix in Los Angeles' longest-running sex dungeon. Hear the story of how as a college senior, Jenny began to cultivate a career in fulfilling the deepest sexual fantasies of some of Hollywood's celebrities & high-class. Listen as Neil and Gabby pin Jenny down for her thoughts on sexual pleasure, pain, shame, and control. They also get into a discussion about how childhood experiences can wire our sexual desires as adults. And most amazingly, she determines which member of the Truth Barrel crew has a secret sexual fetish... and gets it right!

Terrell Owens, Part 2, NFL legend on anti-aging, stem cell research, and becoming your own person.  

Former NFL Wide Receiver Terrell Owens is back in the Barrel for another intense episode. Joined by stem-cell research advocate, Kai Nygard, Terrell reveals some of the cutting-edge medicine practices he and Kai have been experimenting with, along with the best habits to adopt for maintaining a longer and healthier life. Find out why Terrell believes these practices are the future for athletes and injury recovery, how he is able to stay in the best shape of his life at age 43, his relationships with his teammates, his clothing line Prototype 81, and his reaction to being snubbed by the NFL Hall of Fame two years running.

Terrell Owens, NFL wide receiver, on the key factors responsible for extreme achievement and confidence  

NFL legend Terrell Owens ranks in the top 3 of football's all-time wide receiver records. But behind all the touchdown celebrations, animated press conferences, and playoff tears, there's the story of an elite athlete who has been challenged by nearly everyone he's met since childhood. T.O. gets in the sauna with Gabby and Neil for a powerful, wide-ranging interview about being bullied as a teenager, overcoming people's low expectations, what it takes to be great, dealing with negativity, the confidence paradox, and the challenges of fame, parenting, and much more. Listen in as this emotional and powerful gladiator reflects on his incredible and often misunderstood career. Part one of two.

How to Handle Bullies: From the Playground to Adulthood  

A unifying aspect of the childhoods of many successful people is that they were victims of bullying. In this investigative episode, Neil and Gabby dig deep into the minds of their spouses, children, and friends on how bullying has affected them, how they've successfully dealt with bullies, and how to teach our children to handle bullying. Learn about a side of Neil's wife Ingrid that he never heard about before. Dive deep into Laird Hamilton's past of being tormented on land, and how he found strength at sea. Find out how Neil's closest friends and Gabby's young children discovered the best strategies to protect themselves when the inevitable bully charges into their lives. Special Guests include: Sports Illustrated model Amber Smith, Big-waver surfer, Laird Hamilton, and fitness author, Mark Sisson.

Genetics Researcher, Dr. Dan Reardon  

You can improve your habits, but can you enhance your genes? Join Neil and Gabby with this episode's guest Dr. Dan Reardon of Fitness Genes in the Truth Barrel to discovery how he has developed a method to determine the best way for you to workout-based on your DNA. You'll learn about your genetic coding, how it affects your ability to grow muscle, how your body can transform to better metabolize what you eat, and tactics you can adopt to your fitness and nutrition regime to meet your health goals based on your genetic make-up.

Art of Charm's Jordan Harbinger  

Jordan Harbinger, host of the Art of Charm podcast, opens up in a way he never has before. Along the way, you'll discover the secrets to podcasting success and longevity and how to have more in-depth conversations. Plus get the details on Neil and Jordan's wild adventures from the time they visited North Korea, and hear about how Jordan became an undercover FBI agent in high school. Also, we bring in a surprise special guest to break down Jordan's walls and get to the truth of what drives Jordan to living a life of success.

Blink-182 Frontman, Matt Skiba  

Grammy-nominated guitarist and vocalist for Blink-182 and Alkaline Trio, Matt Skiba, joins Neil and Gabby in The Truth Barrel to discuss his career, his relationships, and the life philosophy that has led to his success. It's not what you'd expect. In this powerful interview, he discusses facing the disappointment of his father when he decided to become a musician, the exact moment he quit drugs and alcohol, the surprising reason he asked a bandmate to leave the group, and what it was like to take over as frontman for one of the biggest bands of its genre. Along the way, you'll learn Matt's secret for staying positive, connected, and powerful - and the difference between a nice person and a good person. Hint: A good person isn't always nice.

Life Questions: Solving Listener Dilemmas  

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.

21-Year-Old Entrepreneur Jared Kleinert  

"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.

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