The Plant-Strong Podcast

This project is personal.

When I was a firefighter at Engine 2 in Austin, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine my lifestyle would become a pipeline for people to join in a quest to take back their health.  A lot has changed since those sleepless nights and adrenaline-powered shifts in the fire house, but I still care deeply about the everyday heroes.  These men and women often sacrifice their fundamental right to thrive and to be healthy while serving others – eating foods that harm while forever chasing a good night’s sleep.

Starting a podcast, I wanted to return to my roots and give back to America’s bravest who serve at-the-ready each day.  So season one of Plant-Strong will follow my journey with Joe — a young firefighter from the Bronx who knows what to do but just has a hard time making it stick.  He represents so many of the stories in my inbox and he’s going to be my personal project for the next few months.  We’ll check in on Joe’s progress and call in some favors from my friends in the movement.

I know you have a lot of choices in who you invite into your earbuds.  Please know I would be honored if you’d give this a listen.  My hope is you’ll feel empowered and excited to start or stay plant-strong, and we’ll have some serious fun along the way.

It’s not rocket science.  It’s just plants.

We’ll release one episode a week, around 30 minutes long.  Consider taking us on your next workout!  And speaking of workouts, Joe is going to train for something big.  So big, I’m going to pace him. Will you join us?

-Rip