#74: Russell Simmons, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Author and Activist

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Def Jam music label founder Russell Simmons had his first experience with stillness at a yoga class -- which he admits he took because girls were there. “I went to class because of a lot of hot chicks. It’s true,” Simmons says in our interview. Simmons, who practices and teaches Transcendental Meditation, has worked to bring meditation to schools to help lower their violence levels and increase students’ learning abilities. He explains why being a vegan has dramatically changed his health for the better and what his relationship with President Donald Trump is like today. Like what we're doing? Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Russell's website: http://russellsimmons.com/ Tantris yoga studio: https://www.tantris.com/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP