Rank #1: David Goggins talks about physical and mental toughness
David Goggins (@iamdavidgoggins) is extremely well known both for his military career and as an extreme athlete. In 2013 he set the record for pullups completed in 24 hours at 4025.He and the Commander talk about how he managed to evolve himself from a very difficult childhood by exercising his tremendous will. Learn how mental toughness is a lifestyle and how he does everything he doesn’t want to do to stay tough.
- His first 100 mile running race and how it changed his life
- How he went from the Air Force, to hunting cockroaches, to the SEALs by force of will
- His latest plans are to become a “Smoke Jumper,” wildlands firefighters that parachute into remote areas to fight forest fires
Learn Goggins’ secrets to super-human determination in this podcast
Rank #2: Crossfit superhero Josh Bridges shares his secrets to success with Commander Mark Divine
Will he be crowned the world fittest man after 11 years of competition? Listen in to this intriguing podcast and decide for yourself. Has Josh grown and developed into a Crossfit Champion? We believe he will make it happen this year. He has ended his career as a SEAL and opened up the path for the serious training it takes to persevere. Find out his training schedule, mental tips, and his background in badness that has gotten him where he is now.
Rank #3: Dan Brule, Change your breathing, Change your life
Commander Divine and Dan Brule may seem to come from opposite ends of the spectrum but you will learn how these two yoga and breath masters have changed their lives through the development of breathing. Not only have they found self fulfillment but they have been able to change and, in some cases, save others lives with the primal function of breathing. You will hear about research being done in Russia and how the international world is embracing breath as therapy and even medicine.This fascinating journey with Mark and Dan will leave you... with a steady and calming breathe.
Dan Brulé is a modern day teacher and healer—an innovative, unorthodox, irreverent, creative, game-changing entrepreneur. He is a master of Prana Yoga (the Hindu Science of Breath), and of Chi Kung/Qigong (Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises).
Dan is a world-renown pioneer in the field of Breathwork, and leader of the worldwide Spiritual Breathing Movement, He is one of the originators of Breath Therapy, and was among the first group of Internationally Certified Rebirthers.
More than 80,000 people in over 40 countries now apply Dan’s breathing exercises and techniques in their work and in their lives. Among them are Olympic champions and elite martial artists, leading psychotherapists and medical experts; monks, meditators, hospice workers, yoga teachers, performing artists, personal trainers, substance abuse and pastoral counselors, health practitioners, life coaches, and business executives.
Rank #4: How to overcome Fear and Anxiety
In this episode, Commander Divine discusses the different aspects of fear and anxiety. They are based on false expectations or perceptions, and are solely based on thinking either in the future or the past. When we are experiencing the present-moment directly, we can overcome fear. How can we use that energy to fuel ourselves for peak performance in the present? Don't miss this solocast.
Rank #5: Robb Wolf on how to rewire your body to lose weight
Robb Wolf is an expert on fueling and nutrition and his previous book, “The Paleo Solution” was a New York Times bestseller. Commander Divine and Robb dive into his background and his approach to nutrition. After having a kind of revelation around his mother’s illness, and making himself very sick with vegan experiments in college, Robb became an advocate of nutrition based not on agriculture, but the paleolithic lifestyle of the hunter/gatherer. His new book, “Wired to Eat.” tackles how to turn off cravings and determining what foods are right for your body.
Rank #6: What is neuro-hacking and how can you improve your quality of life? Daniel Schmachtenberger on mental and emotional evolution.
Daniel Schmachtenberger is a member of the Neurohacker Collective and founder of the Emergence Project. He talks with Commander Divine about how our technology has outstripped our ability to use it properly. In other words, we need to step up our game to be able to use our technology effectively. As a result, Daniel is dedicated to finding ways to enhance people’s cognitive ability so that they will be able to make better decisions about technology and life in general.
The Neurohacker Collective has recently come out with Qualia, an extensively researched nootropic that combines natural ingredients with the best synthetic ingredients to maximize our capacity to think effectively. It is the “Lamborghini” of nootropics, having been researched and held to higher standards than most new nootropics are.
Rank #7: Ben Greenfield, Only the Strong Survive
Ready to reach ‘superhuman’ levels of performance? Listen to Commander Mark Divine chat with renown ironman, fitness guru and biohacker Ben Greenfield, as they discuss training, 20X performance, mental toughness, the world's toughest 48-hour challenge (KOKORO) and tons more. Learn how Ben uses qualitative and quantitative measurements to fine tune his results.
Rank #8: Dr. Jason Fung on fasting and ketosis
Jason Fung is a well-known expert on nutrition, and is also the author of several books including the best sellers “The Obesity Code” and "The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting.” He talks with the Commander today about our misguided understandings of nutrition and gives us insights into the importance of timing and fasting in general.
- There are eating “windows” where you should be eating, and times when you shouldn’t be.
- You can either be storing fat, or burning it. Not both at the same time.
- Only the brain uses ketones—all the other muscles can use fat directly
Dr. Fung’s approach is actually very straight-forward. What to eat. When to eat.
Rank #9: John Assaraf: Unlocking your brain's full potential
John Assaraf (@johnassaraf) is a speaker, a NYT bestselling author of books including “The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life” and “Having It All” and a successful entrepreneur with several million dollar companies. John has learned from his own experiences and he and Mark discuss everything from the importance of mindset and having control over your emotions to achieve success to the importance of mentors and of being ready to be guided. Listen to this episode to hear how John overcame a difficult youth to achieve huge entrepreneurial success, set and achieve your goal and build your confidence.
Rank #10: The Morning Routine with Benjamin Spall
Benjamin Spall is the co-author of the book “My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired.” and also is the co-founder of the mymorningroutine.com website, with accounts of various morning routines followed by a huge variety of people. He and the Commander talk about the importance of morning routine to start the day, from the casual routine to the more intense versions.
- Even when people miss their routine, they often make it up later in the day
- Sleeping enough is just as important as getting into a routine. So it’s better to have a shorter routine than to be getting up at 5 to fit it all in.
- Morning rituals can be short and need to be tailored for yourself and your own schedule
Listen to this episode to hear how different but necessary the morning rituals are to get you ready to make the most of your day.
Rank #11: Jimmy Chin on pushing the limits, cheating death and his work as a film-maker
One of the world’s greatest adventure and award winning photographers Jimmy Chin (@jimkchin) talks to Commander Divine for his 100th episode! Jimmy has had a very interesting path to his adventures in climbing and in film-making. He has crossed the Chang Tang Peninsula of northwestern Tibet on foot and skied from the summit of Everest. He also claimed the first ascent on the central pillar of Mt. Meru in India, known as “The Shark’s Fin,” which is the subject of his latest and critically-acclaimed film “Meru” co-directed with his wife. Find out his stories as he captures athletes and adventurers who are pushing the absolute limits.
Rank #12: Chris Ring on SEAL training, mental toughness and swimming the Mississippi river
Chris Ring is a former SEAL who was the first American to swim the entire Mississippi river to raise awareness of military casualties and their families. Oddly, for a SEAL, he’s not really that fond of swimming, but swimming the Mississippi seemed like the right thing to do, so he did it. Hear how about his SEAL training, deployment, and the Mississippi swim. Find out how he was able to use mental toughness and an Unbeatable Mind to endure and overcome challenges.
Rank #13: Robb Wolf, Beyond Paleo and Primal Diets
You probably eat pretty healthy and train hard, right? Well, there’s another level of performance possible for you — and renown Paleo author, Robb Wolf…along with special guest Dr. Kirk Parsley…together join Commander Divine to discuss how to get you there. You’ll get cutting edge info as it pertains to nutrition, training, sleep and more. Learn how to be your own guinea pig, how to know when something is working (and when you’re hurting yourself), Crossfit insights, energy management, the latest on ketogenic diets, goals and more!
Rank #14: The 200th episode: The 5 mountains of self-development
In the 200th episode of his podcast, Mark revisits a number of interviews with various guests that all exemplify parts of the Unbeatable Mind, 5 Mountain system. You’ll hear clips from the David Goggins episode, Cal Newport, Christine Hassler, Sifu Singh and Damien Mander. Each interview is an example of one of the 5 mountains – the physical, mental, emotional, intuitional and Kokoro.
Listen to this special episode to get a better understanding of how the 5 mountains show up in a variety of circumstances and how you can manage them for your own Unbeatable Mind.
Rank #15: Mark Sisson: Ketosis and working to be a fat-burner
Mark Sisson is essentially one of the earliest and foremost advocates of the paleo movement through his Primal approach and his website “Mark’s Daily Apple.” He is an avid experimenter and often uses himself to try out new ideas. He has always been interested in ketogenesis and so he recently did the work to make himself ketogenic. He also has recently written a new book called “The Keto Reset Diet,” that summarizes his extensive knowledge of the keto way of life.
- Learn more about ketones and how the brain and muscles learn to use them for fuel
- Hear how the vast majority of us, including most bodybuilders and other very fit people, still don’t train themselves to burn fat, relying instead on sugar and glycogen for fuel
- Understand that you need to do the work to develop the metabolic machinery to burn ketones. Everyone is capable of making them, but only a few have trained their bodies to use them.
In this episode, get insight into the advantages of burning fat and using ketones to fuel your brain and your muscles.
Rank #16: Jamie Wheal talks about getting to a flow state
Jamie Wheal is an expert on the flow state, and is the Executive Director of the Flow Genome Project and a leading expert on the neuro-physiology of human performance. He has also consulted with the military, Red Bull and professional sports teams, as well as Google and other companies. With Stephen Kotler, he co-authored the book “Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work.” Today he talks with Mark about achieving peak performance and flow state.
- Aikido is one of the best martial arts for both philosophy and enlightenment
- There is a difference between “symptomatic” – or “hacked” flow – and “causal” flow, which is a product of work
- Flow is a process of neurobiology and neurochemistry
Hear how Jamie and the Flow Genome Project are working to make the flow state clear and accessible for all of us, so that we can all find a way to work at our peak abilities.
Rank #17: Commander Divine Tackles the 2nd Emotional Demon or Anxiety in this Podcast
Are you nervous? Well you shouldn't be! This podcast is packed full of helpful tips and tools to get yourself calm and keep you that way. If you are finding yourself stressed out over the little things or having full blown panic attacks, this is the podcast that can get your emotional anxiety under wraps. We all become anxious now and then , why not learn some tools to harness that energy and make it useful to you. Enjoy!
Rank #18: Dare to be someone special Part 1
Mark introduces the first of 10 principals to being better. This episode focuses on uncovering your purpose and defining your passion. Mark explains the OODA loop process and how he traveled from an average vision-less young adult to being someone special.
Rank #19: Greg McKeown describes how to live an “Essentialist” lifestyle
Commander Divine talks to best-selling author, businessman and speaker Greg McKeown about his book “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.” Greg dives into his philosophy and Mark points out the similarities between the Essentialist outlook and the kind of mindset that he fosters in Unbeatable Mind. Essentialism is ultimately focused on setting a priority and doing the right things, rather than trying to do everything that comes at you. Listen to this episode to get insights into how to understand your goals and, most importantly, how to make them in the first place.
Rank #20: Commander Mark Divine talks about breathing and hydration
This is the second of Mark’s solocasts about fueling and The Three Pillars of Longevity. This week, he talks about breathing and hydration, and the importance of learning how to breathe properly and making sure you’re adequately hydrated. He emphasizes that macronutrients are not the only part of fueling. Would you like to learn more about different aspects of fueling so that you can get the most from yourself in every way?