The Truth Barrel, Episode 1: Mark Healey on Facing Fear, Surviving Shark Attacks, & Extreme Breath Holding

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Listen ➙ The Truth Barrel, Episode 1: Mark Healey

In the debut episode of The Truth Barrel, Neil Strauss and Gabrielle Reece sweat it out in the barrel sauna with extreme waterman Mark Healey. He is a big-wave surfing champion, winner of the Spearfishing World Cup, a shark-tagger, a free-diver, a movie stuntman, and much more.

In this episode, they discuss bullying, and how that eventually led Mark to a life of death-defying accomplishments. He discusses fear, and how to use it to motivate you to move toward things instead of away from things. You’ll also find out what exactly to do when a shark is making a beeline straight for you. How to hold your breath for extended amounts of time underwater and on land. What it takes to make anything happen in your life. Where you’ll find the real heart and soul of people.

And expect some vigorous debate between Gabby and Neil, as they discuss: Did Mark’s biology or childhood experiences determine who he became. It gets intense, but that’s what happens in The Truth Barrel.

You’ll also find out secrets about Neil’s anatomy that you’ll wish you never knew.

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4 Comments on “The Truth Barrel, Episode 1: Mark Healey on Facing Fear, Surviving Shark Attacks, & Extreme Breath Holding”

  1. Awesome, congrats 🙂 funnily enough it was reading your books that started by self development journey which led me to start my own podcast.

  2. This is so great. I’ve been listening to all the podcasts I could find with you and I always thought that you did a better job at asking questions than the people interviewing you. I can’t wait to listen to it.

  3. Neil, Very exciting to hear about your new endeavor/collaboration with Gabby. I love Gabby and Laird! It’s been a pipe-dream to hang out and chat with these two, and to open my email to your announcement is just perfect. Perfect pairing, you two. Perfect timing.
    Let the fan line form behind me!

  4. Neil.
    Let me know if you ever need to borrow a surf sauna to take this show on the road. I like your work and would be happy to help. If you don’t know what I’m talking about ask Laird he wrote us a nice shoutout a while back.

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