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.


Joakim Noah of the NBA Knicks in a rare and exclusive pre-season interview  

Joakim Noah is a 10-year NBA veteran who just finished the most interesting year of his career. He left the Chicago Bulls to play for his hometown New York Knicks, suffered injury, endured suspension... and became a father. He has turned down all interview requests for some time now. In this rare and powerful interview with Joakim, you'll learn how one regains confidence, handles high expectations, owns their decisions, finds joy in the struggle and the secret power behind all success.

Comedian & Actor Jay Mohr  

Comedian and Actor Jay Mohr climbs into the Barrel to clean up the mess of Neil and Gabby's appearance on his podcast, Mohr Stories. Once that's straightened out, you'll learn the best metaphor for anxiety ever (which will also help alleviate a lot of unnecessary anxiety), Jay's advice about approaching your creativity and art as a sport, unpeeling the onion of your psyche, how to stand up for yourself at work and at home and what the opposite of love is, and how to deal with it.

The Art of Being Human with Neil and Gabby  

Dive in deep in this extremely raw and personal episode of The Truth Barrel where Gabby & Neil go one-on-one about their respective life challenges and their powerful solutions to them. There is a focus on balance, relationships, and parenting. Listen as they deconstruct and share the inner-monologues that they wrestle with in their own lives: What is E + R = O? How can you sustain your individuality while maintaining a loving relationship? What is problem solving through head, ears, hands, or feet? Why is the outcome NOT the outcome? How do you share your reality with someone else? And how thinking of everything you do as "art" can make each moment easier.

Comedian Danny Lobell on the art of storytelling  

Comedian Danny Lobell, host of the Modern Philosophers podcast, gets into the Barrel to share the struggle of being broke as joke. If you're interested in learning about the making of a storyteller and the art of turning your experiences into compelling tales, make sure you listen. In this episode, you'll also learn from Danny about the best practices for public speaking, up-ending your diet under extreme circumstances, turning bad experiences into hilarious stories, how to accidentally stumble into your passion and why an easy job is the worst job.

Danny Cipriani - Life and Times of a Rugby Legend, Part 2  

Listen to Part 2 of Danny Cipriani's most open, personal interview to date. Gabby and Neil discuss Danny's self-imposed exile to Australia and his return to the U.K. Most importantly, they look at the part we play in the worst things that happen to us, and the good that comes out of the bad. Plus how rugby saved Danny's life, how he recovered from being hit by a double-decker bus, and how he recovered from the accident to return to the sport in even better shape.

Rugby Star Danny Cipriani Opens Up On His Life On and Off the Field  

Danny Cipriani is a superstar English rugby union player for the Wasps. He is one of the most gifted players of his generation, yet at the same time, has been unjustly savaged in the media. For the first time, Danny opens up how his childhood set him up for his future, his side of the stories that have been written about him, and how to keep the headlines from interfering with his playing. He also discusses the inner game of competitive sports, why he left England, how to overcome people's pre-conceived notions of who you are, and how his experience on the field saved his life when he was hit by a double-decker bus. This is the first part of a two-part interview.

Sex Guru Reid Mihalko on Casual Sex Protocols & Asking for What You Want  

Reid Mihalko's life mission is to get people more comfortable with themselves. He joins Gabby and Neil in The Truth Barrel to share his "difficult question protocol" for sex and intimacy - which has applications to all aspects of your life. Learn how to ask someone for what you want as soon as you meet them, how to discuss your needs in the bedroom, how to explore consensual non-monogamy, and how to be safe, vulnerable, and honest. Hear why Reid says the key to happiness is in the questions you're too scared to ask. You'll also find out how to practice conversations with your partner(s) about sex, as well as the toxicity of gossip. They also discuss ways to embrace awkwardness, reveal what you desire most, and turn accusations into productive conversations.

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.

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