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The Root

Jan 13, 2020

Brooks gives a crazy description of the Bora, or the coming-of-age ritual of the Australian aborigines.The brothers talk about the idea of physical change representing the emotional maturing of the individual. Discussion moves into a lack of rituals for individuals outside of sport to come of age and accept...


Jan 13, 2020

Dane talks about how accountability helped him in certain aspects of life, and how he lost it at other times. The bros talk about when they first recognized they had some responsibility in life and how people without kids should save the world (jk). Tune in to see how to stick to your resolution this New Year!


Dec 31, 2019

Brooks got his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! The black belt is the classic recognition of mastery in martial arts. Dane is a master in the shot and discus, and a master Olympic Weightlifting coach. How do we recognize greatness in sports without a belt system? How can athletes identify a coach that is both great...


Dec 24, 2019

Dane starts out with a little background on St. Nickolas, then gets wild with some psychedelic Santa theories. Brooks jumps in to share a psychedelic Shaman story to corroborate the idea from Joseph Campbell’s primary sources. The two discuss the evolution in the season and Santa from Egyptians and Mayans to the Lapps...


Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving special! Dane shares the myth of the first Thanksgiving, and the true story behind it. The brothers discuss their preference for this holiday over all others, and what things they are thankful for. The discussion ends with some readings on Thanksgiving.