The Truth Barrel with Gabrielle Reece and Neil Str

The Truth Barrel with Gabrielle Reece and Neil Str

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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.

Episodes

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.

Sex At Dawn Author, Christopher Ryan  

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.

Scott Carney, Investigative Journalist  

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.

Sum 41 Drummer Frank Zummo  

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.

Kelly Starrett on Best Practices for Daily Activities - Ep 15  

"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).

Nick Ekbatani on What It Takes to Survive Tragedy - Ep 14  

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.

Michele Paradise on NLP & Psychological Healing - Ep 13  

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.

Kevin Reeve on Surviving Disasters, Revolutions, and the Apocalypse - Ep 12  

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.

Kai Nygard on The Cutting Edge of Longevity Research - Ep 11  

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.

Darin Olien Reveals The Truth About Superfoods - Ep 10  

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.

84 Hacks, Systems, and Gifts To Massively Improve Your Life - Ep 9  

Life Balance Systems, Optimized Living, and Time Management are this week's deep dive. In this special episode, Neil and Gabby interview each other to share the systems, tools, products, and ways of thinking that allow them to balance their lives while maximizing their productivity, health, community-building, and family time. Have a pen and paper ready: There's a lot you'll want to remember, implement, and also give to friends.

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