Wilson Family Bye Week! Matthew McConaughey joins the show to talk Life, Legacy, and his new book 'Greenlights'


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Russell and Jeff start the show by discussing the Seahawks bye week, and Russell’s media tour. Russell breaks down his time off by giving some insight into how he and the family spent the week.

(7:05) Oscar winning actor, Matthew McConaughey, best known for his roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club, and True Detective, joins the show! (11:52) Russell introduces a new segment – ‘Cooking with Russell’, when Russell and the guest of the show discuss their life and legacies one-on-one.

Matthew discusses his teaching style and the subject of the class he teaches at the University of Texas. Matthew tells Russell how he knows when he has done some of “his best work”. (38:20) Russell and Matthew discuss Greenlights, Matthew’s new book detailing his childhood, career, and life with his wife – Camila. Matthew discusses how the decisions he made when he was young set him up for success later in life, and acted as a metaphorical greenlight.

(46:00) Russell and Matthew discuss their late fathers, and the different life lessons they instilled in each of them before they passed. They also both acknowledge that, while their fathers played a huge role in their lives, they can’t forget about their mothers. The guys are quick to transition to talking about their moms, and the role they played in each of their upbringing. For their last segment they discuss legacy, and how they approach everyday trying to positively affect tomorrow.

(1:05:17) Jeff rejoins the conversation to lead the guys in the 2-minute drill. Lastly, the guys wrap the show by discussing their biggest takeaways before previewing next week’s guest – Joe Montana!

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