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  • Episode 10: Chelsea Handler

    Aug 04, 2020
    Chelsea Handler – Comedian, host, author, and activist is about to add another title to her repertoire: entrepreneur. A big proponent of therapy, Chelsea wants to educate those new to cannabis on its mental health benefits and decode the best ways to use it.
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    37 mins
  • Episode 9: Dr. Scott Smith

    Aug 04, 2020
    Dr. Scott Smith — NASA’s head of nutrition and biochemistry walks us through what it takes to keep an astronaut healthy during space travel, in an interview conducted at the Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas.
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    34 mins
  • Episode 8: Karlie Kloss

    Aug 04, 2020
    Karlie Kloss — The superstar model talks about navigating a healthy life, both mentally and physically, as someone in the public eye and in an aesthetically driven industry.
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    37 mins

Go Behind the Scenes of The Pursuit of Healthiness with Blake Griffin

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About the Creator and Performer

Blake Griffin is a six-time NBA All-Star and 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year who led the Detroit Pistons in the team’s return to playoff contention in 2019. He recently notched his tenth year in the NBA and completed one of his most impressive seasons yet in his first full year with the Pistons. Off the court, Griffin has cultivated a reputation for his business acumen and investing prowess, appearing on the cover of the 2019 Forbes "30 under 30" issue. The NBA star has taken a deep interest in the health and wellness space and is set to launch the first season of his new podcast The Pursuit of Healthiness in August 2020. Additionally, Blake has gained respect in the world of comedy with his impressive comedic timing, most recently appearing on Showtime’s Kidding. He also appeared on The Tonight Show in advance of his third annual "Comedy. By Blake" fundraiser which he hosted at the world-renowned Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal last summer. His other credits include Comedy Central’s Broad City, Roast Battle, The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin, numerous shorts with Funny or Die, and indie film The Female Brain.
Griffin is repped by Excel Sports Management and United Talent Agency (theatrical only).

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  • 08-14-20

Some episodes better than others

Episode 1: I wasn't sure what to expect from this but it was interesting to hear Michael B. Jordan talk about preparing for roles and his experiences on set. I'm not a fan of Blake Griffin but this podcast style listen can be enjoyed by anyone. If you would enjoy getting an inside look into what an actor does to prepare his mind and body for movie roles, as well as hearing about the beginnings of Michael's career, give this episode a listen. Episode 2: Anyone who has a hard time getting enough hours of sleep at night could benefit from listening to these tips from Arianna Huffington. This title was my introduction to her and I was pleased at how many tips were packed into this short conversation between her and Blake. I especially appreciated her recommendation to start out small and work up to your goal. So many times, people try to start at the max level and maintain, which sets them up to fail. Slowly working up to a goal increases the likelihood you will stick with the change in the long run. Episode 3: This is general information about mindfulness. If you are new to the topic, it is a good introduction. If you are aware of the basics of mindfulness, there's nothing new presented in this short conversation. Episode 4: This was an interesting conversation that kept my attention. Several things were mentioned that I plan to research further. With that being said, I do not agree with everything Deepak stated and I do not recommend following Deepak without doing some critical thinking and independent research. It can be dangerous to listen to the medical/health claims of ANYONE without doing your own research. I recommend listening with an open, yet, critical mind. I find many of Deepak's claims to be dubious, but I listened with an open mind, having heard of Deepak for many years but having never delved into his beliefs/teachings. This is an interesting overview of Deepak Chopra, but the content of his message should be received with caution. Episode 5: This short conversation between Blake and Antoni is worth a listen. I had never heard of Antoni before listening to this and I don't cook, but it was interesting to learn about this man's journey to where he is now. If you like learning more about interesting individuals, you might enjoy this. Episode 6: This is a great conversation between Blake and Oksana Masters. Oksana has overcome adversities in her life to accomplish things few ever will. She tells her story with enthusiasm and she embraces being a role model for others. Definitely share this with anyone in your life who may feel like they are limited due to a disability. Hopefully, they will find inspiration in Oksana's story. Episode 7: I had never heard of this guy before listening to this title. I am sure Dave Asprey's views are controversial. It was interesting to listen to this man's views, but I would recommend anyone who wants to follow this man's recommendations to do your own research into his claims first. Each episode explores a different facet of healthiness and I appreciated the well-rounded approach. Worth a listen even if you don't agree with each guest.

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A Little Something for Everyone

Listen without expectation & prepare to be pleasantly motivated! Each episode has its' own unique flow. Beneficial information selflessly offered through reflective conversation. Play, Indulge, Repeat.

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Could Be Great

While the host Blake Griffin lacks in the hosting department (I particularly wish he would not insert his strange non-humorous "asides"); I appreciate him using his platform to gather a group of mostly excellent experts. I believe that Blake will have the opportunity to improve on his hosting in the future. I was very disappointed in the final episode which was dangerously presented by a non expert and should be considered more of an opinion piece I would have loved for the issue to be addressed with open minded science. As a mental health professional I love finding resources for my clients, but I wouldn't share this with teens or any vulnerable young adults. However, I can share the resources of many of the experts interviewed and that's why I'm giving this 4 stars when at moments it feels like 2 stars.

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Shared knowledge to entertain and inform

A very laid back and easy listening audiobook. A book sharing helpful, informative and innovative ways and styles many people practice self improvement. In every chapter, Blake Griffin, interviews talented individuals who have committed themselves to reaching success. Listeners are treated to the journey behind each pursuit and the many different kinds of routines, rituals, techniques used to alter, overcome and improve the drive to excel. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone looking to learn something new in maintaining health and maturing in fitness.

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Talks too fast

While this might be interesting and informative, the hyper-fast speech is off-putting and uncomfortable. My anxiety level increased tenfold.

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Great Questions and Listening by Blake

So ... I personally loved Episode 2 with Ariana Huffington - though I've heard her and her story so many times before. Yet in the Q&A she was so natural and had lots of tips and well grounded advice. Episode 4 - Deepak Chopra, surprised me as I didnt think I'd enjoy it as much as I did, it was very informative and interesting, was rsad when that finished. I found episode 5 very irritating - this guy (Antoni) is a long monoluge and very, very self focused. i actually skipped the last bit as I couldnt bear to listen to his incessant ramblings. Episode 6 - Oksana -wow what an inspiration, riveting, captivating, impressive. Most of all though Blake Griffin' comes across as humble and open to listening and also his voice is so easy to listen to with smooth segways and responses .

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Not what I expected, in a good way!

Many people associate healthiness with the physical aspect of a person, and this is what I thought the episode would focus on since Blake is an athlete and we all know the guest for this episode has worked hard to achieve his great physique for several roles. As an MBJ fan, I have heard many pieces of his story but was glad that more was shared on this platform. I've learned over time that "healthiness" comes from within first, spiritually and mentally, and then physically. It is refreshing that this topic was associated with mental health, the challenges that come with caring for ill family members (as I know it to be a truly humbling experience), as well as the non-glamourous side to being what is perceived "a person who has it all." Well worth the listen!

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I couldn't finish it. Bored me and the author.

Sometimes it felt like the author himself was bored by the interviewees. Or maybe it was just the tone or the way he reacted to some things that were said. But it wasn't what I thought it was going to be and therefore and found the material not to be exciting to me.

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Another athlete who thinks he has something important to say...but doesn’t.

Griffin is a good host. He will make a fine announcer someday. However,the content is lacking. Nothing very useful here.

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Great guy, but not much info

I love Blake :) But although the conversations were interesting, I really didn't get much new information. Listen for the great conversations, not the content.

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