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  • Episode 1: Michael B. Jordan

    Aug 4 2020

    Michael B Jordan and his trainer Corey Calliet discuss what it's like training for movies like Creed and Black Panther, both physically and mentally, as well as the power of therapy. 

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    43 mins
  • Episode 2: Arianna Huffington

    Aug 4 2020
    Arianna Huffington — The Thrive Global CEO and Huffington Post Founder talks the keys to good sleep, finding life balance, and redefining success.
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    40 mins
  • Episode 3: Andy Puddicombe

    Aug 4 2020
    Andy Puddicombe — The founder of Headspace talks about his search for mindfulness and the path that took him from Buddhist monk to tech entrepreneur.
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    31 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 signed with the Brooklyn Nets to complete his 11th year in the NBA. 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.
One of those ventures was the establishment of Mortal Media, a Los Angeles-based film and television production company. In a combined effort with his partner, former NFL star Ryan Kalil, the company has set up a number of film and television projects at various studios, networks, and streaming services, such as Apple, Netflix, Comedy Central, Paramount, 20th Century Studios, and Disney. A recent project of note has Griffin appearing as the host of a brand-new prank show that premiered on truTV in March 2021, Double Cross with Blake Griffin.
The NBA star has taken a deep interest in the health and wellness space and launched the first season of his podcast, The Pursuit of Healthiness, in 2020, and looks forward to a Season 2 launch in May 2021.
Additionally, Griffin has gained respect in the world of comedy with his impressive comedic timing and genuine love of the genre. In addition to his guest appearances on Showtime’s Kidding, and Comedy Central’s Broad City, Roast Battle, and the Roast of Alec Baldwin, Griffin has appeared in numerous shorts with Funny or Die, and in the indie film The Female Brain. His annual "Comedy. By Blake" charity fundraiser, which he last hosted at the world-renowned Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, has become known for its dynamic lineup of big-name comedians and hilarious up-and-coming young talent.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Somewhat Interesting

Some interviews were more interesting than others. Those interviews where politics was mentioned were not welcome, because that is not what this subject matter was about. And it always proves, particularly Chelsea Handlers, that once again Hollywood and professional athletes are far removed from America and the core values of America and what Americans stand for and want. This is why no one listens to these people.

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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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No in depth knowledge or new material.

I struggled to finish listening to this. It neither added to my knowledge or entertained me.

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  • Mr. I. P. Johnston
  • 11-26-20

Apart from Arianna Huffington, I HATED this!!

What the hell is wrong with people?! Did the producers, publisher and narrator actually listen to this before deciding to release it? Apart from the Arianna podcast, the rest were tedious, uninspiring and downright annoying. I must have heard the word 'like' several thousand times over the course of most of the episodes, and it got to the point where I was swearing in frustration....in the middle of the street! The over use of that one word was insidious enough but the interviewees brought very little to the table that offered any insight to achieving health. I'm not interested in hearing how they became a model at 15, how they performed during Creed or why they got a job on Queer Eye. This was supposed to be about health for Pete's sake, not a vehicle for them to crow about how wonderful they are.

Don't bother with this if you are looking for insight into health. It doesn't deliver on any level.

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  • Armin Vaskys
  • 08-24-20

Shorrt n sweet

Really enjoyed it, short and sweet podcasts with very interesting guests and loads of great information 👍🏼✌🏼🙏🏼❤️

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  • Anna R.
  • 03-15-21

Fascinating and entertaining

Loved this! Such a good variety of people with such different knowledge. I enjoyed learning about things I'd never even heard of. Great guests, great interviews. Thanks Blake!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-23-21

Not for me

Got to the part where 2 rich guys talk about how much easier life is with a personal chef and nutritionist. That's not helping me. 3 stars only because I'll assume it gets better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-21

Great selection of Guests

I learnt so much from Blakes interviews! From sleep to nutrition, I'm so glad I listened!

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  • jo dando
  • 07-27-21

interesting

I liked all of the different guests and subjects. worth listening to. it was also good broken up into segments by person

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-30-21

Awesome, loved it

Very relaxing to listen to, covers a broad range of topics, interesting interviewees and stories. Would listen again.