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Dec 30, 2019

Chris Benchetler is a pro skier, an artist, a dad, husband, and one of the hardest working athletes out there.  Over the past 2 decades, Chris has built an amazing career that has a foundation built on style and flow.   On the podcast we talk about skiing, loss, collaborating with the Grateful Dead, and everything in between.  It’s a must listen episode. 

Chris Benchetler Show Notes:

2:00:  Mammoth, and feedback for me

9:00:  Re-edit starts:   Family, early days skiing, and Rory Silva

15:00:  Healthy lifestyle, and losing his father

21:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

23:00:  Injured at Parkasaurus, K2, Atomic, and  getting sponsors to help with projects

37:00:  2019 starts here:  Sponsors and the details behind how he gets money

44:00:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

The Summit at Snoqualmie

46:30:  Having a child, Nimbus, and Skye Walker

61:00:  Intro to the Grateful Dead and healing his brain

70:00:  Being trusted with the Dead’s image, checks and balances, and the crew

76:00:  The making and challenges of making “Fire on the Mountain”

88:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Tyler Hamlet

Dec 23, 2019

Karl Fostvedt has been the skier that other pro skiers have been talking about for a few years now.  He brings a bouncy, playful style to the table that is refreshing,  but he hasn’t had the opportunity for mainstream media exposure until the inaugural King and Queen of Corbet’s contest.  Winning that event put Karl on the global map, then, getting onto K2 created the opportunity to film with MSP and in turn,  win a Powder Award.  The next few seasons are going to be huge for Karl, if he can pay for them…

Karl Fostvedt Show Notes:

2:00:  Powder Awards without a tooth, crossing the border, and Ketchum

8:00:  Flipping a coin to become a skier, getting into the program, and school

11:00:  Idols, lost in life, Colorado, and getting into Dew Tour the unconventional way

21:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

23:30:  Living through Detroit, and XXX   

22:00:  More school, Clown School, and halfpipe/contests

29:00:  The Olympics, picking between filming/competing, and distance running

35:00:  Poor Boyz Productions, SWAT Team called, and being expressive

38:30:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

The Summit at Snoqualmie

40:30:  2017 The Endless Winter, King of Corbet’s, and Stray Dogs

54:00:  On3P, on to K2, and needing more sponsors

64:00:  MSP, asking for money, and first trip to AK and rescue   

75:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Collin Collins

Dec 16, 2019

LJ Strenio has been a fixture in the ski world for a decade.  He puts out multiple video parts every year, competed for a while, won an X-Games medal and is known for him destroying gnarly urban features.  While skiing is everything to LJ, it’s not his only passion.  Years after earning his first degree, LJ is back in school, studying computer science and currently employed by NASA.  Yes, that NASA.  It’s an awesome podcast

LJ Strenio Show Notes:

2:00:  Rollerblading and localism

5:00:  Growing up in PA and VT, X-Games, and nerdy stuff

12:15:  Waterville Academy, Young Gun, Open, and his career taking off

16:00:  Helmets and University of Utah

20:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

22:00:  More school, Clown School, and halfpipe/contests

29:00:  The Olympics, picking between filming/competing, and distance running

35:00:  Poor Boyz Productions, SWAT Team called, and being expressive

40:30:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

Summit at Snoqualmie

43:10:  Going to Level 1, breaking his kneecap in Finland, and the long, painful aftermath

51:00:  The Traveling Circus, XXX work, and money

60:00:  Living in cars, X-Games Real Snow, staying relevant, and working for NASA

69:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Andy Parry

Dec 9, 2019

Sammy Luebke was a derelict child prodigy from Alaska who took the snowboard world by storm at a young age.  At 9, he was getting his first video clips, at 15, he was featured in Snowboarder Magazine, he learned from the best filming with Brain Farm, and then he got hurt.  When that happened, Sammy’s world changed.  He lost his first sponsor, had his first kid, and got married in his early 20’s.  With an uncertain future, Sammy hit the Freeride World Tour and proved that the first part of his career was no fluke.  This 3X FWT World Champion has gone through more than most snowboarders on his way to success. 

Sammy Luebke Show Notes:

2:00:  Current Status, email name and growing up in AK

6:00:  Snowboarding, Boarderline Camp, and JB Deuce

10:30:  Growing up fast, divorce and Tahoe culture shock

14:00:  Winning 5 USASA’s, Sponsors, and derelict kid  

20:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

22:00:  Money, Standard, The Constant Struggle, Travis Rice

30:00:  Attitude, The Storming, injury, and Masters Events

37:00:  Losing sponsors, having a kid, and worry

39:00:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

The Summit At Snoqualmie

41:15: Are his days of being a pro over, the change in focus, and injury

59:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Patrick McCarthy

Dec 2, 2019

Greg hill is known for setting records; climbing 2 million vertical feet in one year, climbing 50k vertical feet in a day and the travel involved in record breaking created a huge carbon footprint.  That’s all in the past as Greg has radically changed his way of life, becoming Electric Greg, who’s all about electric and human powered adventures.  The podcast is a mix of goal crushing, deadly avalanches, and more.

Greg Hill Show Notes:

2:00:  Backcountry, growing up in Quebec, divorce, and losing  a finger

10:00:  Who is Greg in HS, College, and why he leaves school

13:00:  Rudy Beglinger, becoming the Human Lung, and finding his calling in the mountains

17:00:  Disaster during an avalanche class and experiencing death in the field for the first time

20:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

22:20:  The idea in 1999, tree planting, and Randonee

28:00:  50K Vert in 1 day, 1 million Vert in a year, 80 10K+ days and making a movie

31:00:  Going for 2 million, the details behind it, achieving his goal, and Salomon

39:30:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

The Summit At Snoqualmie

42:00:  The Manaslu Avalanche, more death in the mountains, and family reaction

50:00:  Becoming a certified guide and the Pakistan injury

56:00:  The beginning of Electric Greg, making the full-on switch, and starting POW in Canada

65:00:  The selfishness that goes along with being a skier and being Electric Greg

68:00:  Inappropriate Questions with  Jonathan Ellsworth and Mike Douglas

Nov 25, 2019

Dan Brisse is a snowboarder who’s known for insane stunts on his snowboard.  This two time X-Games Real Snow Gold Medalist hails from the Midwest and is known for being one of those stereotypical hardworking Midwestern guys that works, and works and works, and then works some more.  His focus has been a mix of backcountry jumps and the biggest urban features anyone has thought of sending themselves off of.   While his street hammer days are behind him, he’s set himself up to have an even bigger future.  Find out who Dan really is on the podcast….

Dan Brisse Show Notes:

2:00:  Seattle, MN, and Rad

7:00:  Snowboarding, influences, and backyard set ups

12:00:  Youth Shelter Supply, property damage, and Utah

16:00:  Powder, Jobs, and parks

19:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

21:00:  Aspen Open, Capita, and Absinthe

26:00:  Ender of Nowhere, Real Snow and winning X Games Gold x 2

35:00:  Looking like he belonged, and money

36:00:  Mike Yoshida

40:30:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

The Summit At Snoqualmie:  Get Fall ricing until 11/30 with the code powell420

42:30:  Investments, 2 X Games Silver Medals, and disappointment

48:00:  Injury, and things that happen during urban shoots, and 2014

53:00:  Reality TV, back to Real Snow, and what his riding will be now

57:45:  Inappropriate Questions with Jaimeson Keegan

Nov 18, 2019

Johan Malkoski is a legendary dude in the world of snowboard brands.  He got his start as a ski bum in Colorado but there was no bum about Johan.  Opportunities found him and forced him into the white-collar side of snowboarding. From cutting his teeth in-house at Wave Rave to N boots to being a founding partner in C3 worldwide, Johan has left his mark.  The only thing that could stop him was cancer and it tried, but Johan kicked it’s ass.  We talk a lot about business and health and it’s an awesome podcast.

Johan Malkoski  Show Notes:

2:00: Getting the name Johan, being a Masshole, and bikes

9:00:  College, snowboarding, and a job     

15:15:  Colorado, working and starting Colorado Powder Tools

20:15:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

22:15:  Wave Rave, getting a call from Gumby and going to Northwave aka N Boots

31:30:  Drake, money, reps and the end of Northwave

37:00:  Staring their own thing, buying into Capita, and starting Coal and Union

38:45:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

The Summit At Snoqualmie:  Get Fall ricing until 11/30 with the code powell420

40:30:  The recession, being a super dad, and parenting Johan

45:00:  Breaking his ribs and finding out he has cancer

52:00:  Treatment, recovery and how he has changed

64:00:  Inappropriate Questions  

Nov 11, 2019

Nick Martini was supposed to be the biggest thing in skiing, and when he was healthy, he was going in that direction, but injuries got the best of Nick’s ski career.  Good thing he was also an award-winning filmmaker who had plenty of downtime to hone his craft.  These days, Nick’s Stept Productions has evolved into Stept Studios and what was a small crew based out of Colorado is now a thriving studio, employing 40+ people and continuing to live the dream.  It’s an awesome conversation.

Nick Martini Show Notes:

2:00:  Wallisch Wedding and how things have changed for Stept

9:00:  Growing up outside of Boston, Ski racing and finding the darkside

18:45:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

20:45:  His skin condition, other sports, and Holderness Academy

29:00:  Professional at a young age, DVD’s, and  the tumor

35:00:  Salomon Jib Academy, people knowing about Stept, and other athletes

40:45:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

42:30:  College, career starts exploding, and being a tall skier 

47:00:  Stept’s group mentality, dealing with cops, and sponsors

57:00:  First knee injury, focusing on the art of filmmaking, and more injuries

68:00:  Is it worth it? And regrets

71:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Clayton Vila

Nov 4, 2019

Patrick McCarthy is one of those positive people that never seems to be in a bad mood….And why would he be?  His snowboard career has spanned decades and he still gets more days that most.  For 12 years, he charged hard as a pro rider who put out banger parts every year chasing snow and the dream.  The whole time he was calculated, buying property and setting himself up for success in later life…but he never left snowboarding.  Now, he’s also the TM for his longtime sponsor 686, based out of Compton and this podcast is a fun conversation with a legendary Northwest dude.

Patrick McCarthy Show Notes:

2:00:  Nicknames, Seahawks, and Marysville and Seattle

9:00:  Snowboarding, Baker, and Western     

10:15:  Sponsors

20:15:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

22:15:  Tech Nine, Option, and learning finances from legends 

30:00:  Three parts in one breakout year, dropping out of school, bring a pro snowboarder full time

36:00:  Mike Yoshida

38:30:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

40:15:  Neo-Proto, team cuts, and 686 

48:00:  The car accident and his biggest year ever

54:00:  Wild Card, pressure and getting into Team Management

64:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Shaun McKay

Oct 28, 2019

Redbull Rampage is the most insane event in all of sports.  The bikers are gladiators and the desert is their colosseum.   I take a trip down to Utah to check out the event and get quick interviews with the riders and more.  It’s a do not miss episode from a do not miss event. 

Rampage Show Notes:

2:00:  Lead up to Rampage

4:30:  Josh Bender, Legend

7:30:  Derek Westerlund, Freeride Entertainment

10:11:  Dusty Wygle, Nitro Circus

12:50:  Brett Rheeder’s Mom

15:00:  Bienvenito, Rider

17:45:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

20:00:  Jonny Collinson, Pro Skier

22:00:  Casey Brown, Rider

23:00:  Bienvenito part 2

24:00:  Ton Van Steenbergen

26:00:  Cam Zink, Rider

28:45:  Diggers

31:00:  Andreu Lacondeguy, Rider

34:00:  Tyler McCaul, Rider

35:40:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

37:40:  Brandon Semenuk, Rider

40:00   Andy Farrington and Michelle Parker

44:00:  Colin Collins, Pro Skier

45:00:  Mike “Hucker” Clark, Pro BMXER

48:00:  Brett Tippie, Legend

Oct 21, 2019

Sean Tedore was an up and coming pro snowboarder in the early 2000’s.  He had sponsors, film projects, travel and the things were looking up for Tedore until they weren’t.  Multiple catastrophic knee injuries derailed his career, but he had a back up plan.  He went to school and studied to be an engineer and then landed an engineering dream job building snowboards.  The podcast a look at a lot of different sides of snowboarding. 

Sean Tedore Show Notes:

2:00:  Selling cars, San Francisco, and Iowa

6:15:  Reno, Snowboarding, and College  

10:15:  Getting on Forum, Mack Dawg, and Mt Hood

16:00:  Nitro, 411 Video Magazine, and Truckee

20:30 :  Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

22:15:  Image, Neo-Proto, and Superpark injury

32:00:  Promising future, another injury, and K2

39:30:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

41:00:  China, too cool Tedore, and, Capita

48:00:  Back to Ride, knee replacement, and layoffs

59:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Jared Garrison

Oct 14, 2019

Simon Dumont is a legendary figure in the world of freeskiing.  Known for boosting higher than almost anyone else in the halfpipe, Simon’s career was full of podiums and video parts.  While he is a legend in the sport, things didn’t come easy for Simon.  He was always too small and told he would never make it and he never listened.  He willed and worked himself to success and it’s something he believes anyone can do, if they put in the work. 

Simon Dumont Show Notes:

2:00:  Meeting Simon for the first time, having a chip on his shoulder, and height

5:30:  Maine, Native American, and child modeling

9:00:  Sports, snow, and talents

15:00:  Meeting Strokes and X-Games alternate

18:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% of f site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

19:45:  Generations, films, and breaking his pelvis

27:00:  Cube Pipe, Quarter Pipe, and channeling anger

36:30:  Sponsors, Michael Spencer, and contest winnings

40:30 :  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

42:00:  Investments, the 10% rule, and the JOI/JOSS

50:00:  Slumdog Illionaire, Head, and losing motivation

55:00:  The Olympics, injury, and life now

59:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Peter Olenick

Oct 7, 2019

Ben Weis has lived a rollercoaster of a life so far and he’s not even 40.  Ben came up in a dysfunction family in Minnesota, didn’t have the money to play hockey and ended up finding rollerblading.  In just three quick years he went pro in a sport where there was no money.  So contest winnings went into backing drug deals, they went bad, and Ben found himself a heroin addict/criminal who was in and out of prison.  He’s been out for a month, he’s clean, and this tale is a must listen. 

Ben Weis Show Notes:

2:00:  Austin, MN, no dad, and sports

7:30:  Skating, college, and world championships

12:00:  The Ben Weis Show style of skating, getting on K2, and pain tolerance    

22:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code tpm30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

24:15:  Weed, tour, and covers/video parts

29:00:  The bottom falling out of the sport, Amsterdam, and traveling broke

36:00:  Drugs, getting dropped, and devoting all his time to selling drugs

40:00:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

41:30:  Suicide, college, and triggers

45:30:  OD'ing on heroin, proposing, and homeless

51:00:  Red Bull Crashed Ice, prison, and facing 20 years and having the charges dropped

55:00:  What’s next

57:00:  Inappropriate Questions   

Sep 30, 2019

Tricia Byrnes is on the podcast this week…. she’s a wealth of knowledge and a fun interview.  Tricia’s known for her competitive days, she was on the contest circuit for 20 years but these days, she’s organizing the contests and making sure she helps pave the way for the future of the sport.  We talk about her life and times on and off the podium, the future of the sport and some great old stories.    

Tricia Byrnes Show Notes:

2:00:  Dick Byrnes, partying, and growing up rich

6:00:  Wanting to be an Olympian, skiing, and snowboarding

12:00:  All disciplines, The US Open, and high school

16:00:  Sims and parents

19:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

21:00:  Winning The Open, College, and Rossi

27:00:  Sponsors, Olympics, and X Games

33:00:  Not making the team, making the team… losing sponsors and her brother

29:00:  Plake, Afterglow and, product design

39:00:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

41:30:  Athlete Agent, 2002 Olympics, Octagon, and retirement

50:00:  Africa, Go211, USASA, and life after snowboarding

56:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Spencer Harkins

Sep 23, 2019

Pep Fujas is arguably one of the most influential skiers of our time, I’ve had so many guests bring him up on the show as the person they looked up to.  Known for his style, Pep has always seen terrain differently, which has always shown in his skiing.  On the podcast we talk about growing up in a yurt, contests, Tanner, Plake, Afterglow, K2, and his new venture WNDR Alpine.  It’s a do not miss episode with a legend.

Pep Fujas Show Notes:

2:00:  Growing up Pep, getting into skiing and other sports

8:00:  Going to a ski academy, mogul skiing, and freeskiing

12:00:  Pep’s inspirations, sponsors, and his first pro model

17:15:  Nimbus, no poles and X Games

22:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

23:45:  1242, Tanner, and health

29:00: Plake, Afterglow and, product design

 39:30:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

41:15:  No more pro models, K2 development, and getting older

48:45:  Patagonia, going back to school, and working with the family business

55:00:  Leaving K2 and going to WNDR Alpine and what is WNDR Alpine?

96:00:  Inappropriate Questions

Sep 16, 2019

This week’s podcast is based around two mountain bike events in Prineville, Oregon, Black Sage and Proving Grounds.  Some of the best riders in the world converge upon this mecca of jumps and features and destroy them. The podcast is a mix of 15 interviews with athletes and insiders and 10 unforgettable minutes talking to Micah Black at Greg Stump’s house.

Black Sage/Proving Grounds Show Notes:

2:30:  Road trip, arrival and Andy Goggins

5:40:  Carson Storch

7:30:  Ryan Runke

8:45:  Andy Parry

10:00: Casey Brown

12:00:  Tyler Bereman

14:00:  Bas van Steenbergen

16:00:  Jordie Lunn 

18:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

20:13:  My experience with ski film legend, Greg Stump

23:00:  Micah Black

34:00:  Tyler McCaul, and Dusty Wygle

36:45:  Bienvenido Augado

39:00:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

40:30:  Casey Brown

43:00:  Nicholi Rogatkin

45:20:  Emil Johannsen

46:30:  Reed Boggs

48:30:  Juan Diego Salido aka Jonny

Sep 9, 2019

Jeff Galbraith is a writer stuck in a publisher’s office.   He’s also a dude with more history in snowboarding media than almost anyone and he is one of the last independent publishers in the world of snow focused print.  On the podcast we talk about his long career, the personalities, the magazines he’s worked for, created, and a lot more good stuff. 

Jeff Galbraith Show Notes:

1:30:   Nickname the Walrus and growing up in Everett

4:10:  Writing, sports, and music

7:00:  His intro to snowboarding, college, and interning

15:00:  Getting his foot in the door at Snowboarder Magazine and working in WA then CA

21 :45:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

23:30:  The Olympics, travel, and what work life is like at Snowboarder

32:00:  Jessi Lu, Frequency, and publishing

41:00:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

42:45:  Being in Bellingham, money, and The Ski Journal

50:00:  The Recession, The Fly Fish Journal, and which mag does best

55:00:  Technology, digital, and what’s his end goal?

44:30:  Inappropriate Questions with Matt Wibby

Sep 2, 2019

Scotty Bob Morgan is different than most athletes I’ve had on the show.  His focus on Proximity Flying, one of the most high-risk activities on the planet, creates a life that is different than your traditional action sports athlete.  There are no huge paydays, organized ways to get exposure, or even a good way to learn.  You need a heavy dose of sky, BASE, and wingsuit experience combined with huge balls in order to live to tell these tales.  With a background as a combat photographer and dude that jumps off of everything, Scotty Bob has both.  He’s not a household name, but that doesn’t matter, he’s a badass who does crazy shit and is looked at as an innovator in his sport.

Scotty Bob Show Notes:

1:30:  Trip report and getting married

5:00:  Growing up  a normal military brat, high school, and the marines

9:00:  Jump School, Iraq, and coming home to skydive

15:00: 2nd tour of duty and Lauterbrunnen

17:45:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

19:30:  Meeting a mentor crew in Europe, ending the military, and injury

25:00:  Breaking laws, wingsuit/proximity flying, and death

34:45:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

36:45:  Being nervous, money through teaching, and sponsors

41:30:  The haters and The Sheriff Role

44:30:  Inappropriate Questions with Mort, Dave, and Matt from Squirrel Wingsuits

Aug 26, 2019

Chris Coté is an Action Sports Personality, a known entity in the world surf, skate, and snow.  He had a short pro career, realized he was never going to be the best, and worked his way into a long career behind the scenes in the surf industry.  Along the way, he’s toured with Blink 182, traveled the world, partied, broadcast some insane events, and cleaned his life up.  It’s an interesting and entertaining story.  

Chris Coté Show Notes:

3:00:  Internet hate and childhood

7:00:  Growing up, skating, surfing and team sports

14:00:  Music, getting sponsored, and being a Team Manager

19:30:  Drum teching for Blink 182

 22:15:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

24:00:  Going on tour with Blink 182/Green Day and the “Riding In Vans With Boys” movie

30:00:  Transworld Surf for 13 years, Fuel TV and losing both

41:00  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

42:45:  Partying and getting sober

53:00:  Coté Media Group projects and talking on a microphone     

59:30:  Inappropriate Questions   

Aug 19, 2019

Todd Barber is an events guy.  He's spent his life being the man behind the scenes for more than 100 events.  And, he's known for being the guy who helped concept and deliver the best action sports event of our time, Red Bull Rampage.  On the podcast we talk about coming up on snow, getting into events and of course, a lot of talk about the ins and outs of Rampage.  It’s a business episode and another good one. 

Todd Barber Show Notes:

1:15:  Whistler and his Proving Grounds event

9:00:  Rampage site options, coming up in California, and music

13:00:  University of Colorado, early jobs with the Dali Lama and meeting Red Bull

18:15:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

20:00:  Making his way in freeride, Rampage ideation, and planning for pain.

28:00:  Rampage Hiatus, finding a new spot, and building featured

33:30:  Prize money and H5 Events

38:15:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

40:00:  The Barg Trilogy, The FMB, and money

51 :00:  Inappropriate Questions

Aug 12, 2019

Steve Buckhantz, or as I like to call him, Uncle Steven, is a legend in the world of Washington DC sports broadcasters.  He’s won Emmy Awards, was the voice of the Washington Wizards for the past 22 years, was inducted into the DC Sports Hall of Fame, the list goes on and on.  His work speaks for itself, but in the world of business, that doesn’t matter.  Weeks ago, the Washington Wizards parted ways with their longtime, hometown, announcer, in the worst way possible.  We talk about his long career, Michael Jordan and more.  It’s an interesting one. 

Steve Buckhantz Show Notes:

2:00:  Eagles, Redskins and Football

8:22:  When did he realize he wanted to be a broadcaster, manual labor, and U of M/JMU

13:00:  Getting on the radio, then TV and internships

22:00:  Chattanooga and Nashville

25:45:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

27:30:  What was life like for a young Buckhantz, Atlanta and coming to DC

31:45:  Locker rooms, Dexter Manley, and Fox

40:00:  Losing the NFL deal, side work, and The Bullets

47:00  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

48:15:  Michael Jordan, NBA travel, and moving seats at wiz

59:30:  Moving the broadcasters, losing Phil, and not picking up his contract option

66:00:   Cold-hearted Wizards Ownership

78:40:  Inappropriate Questions with Chick Hernandez

Aug 5, 2019

Parker White is one of the most creative, stylish skiers out there today.  He’s known for his Level 1 Segments, his friendship with Darkness, and the style he brings to the backcountry.  He’s one of the more likeable people in skiing and while he’s only 28, he grew up fast in the ski world, moving from the East Coast to Mammoth at an age when most people are thinking about getting a driver’s license.  He’s also started brands, developed a line of skis and a whole lot more.

Parker White Show Notes:

2:00: Sean Decke, Stunt Man and family of athletes   

8:22:  Vermont, Ski racing, and getting twin tips/Wicked

12:00:  Chris Logan, Mt Snow, Vice’s and contests

20:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

21:30:  Style, being found, and Level 1

26:00:  Leaving home, Hood, and Monster

30:00:  After Dark, stepping up his game, and The Big Picture

38:00:  Money, Sponsors, and

40:30  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

41:45:  Developing a line of skis, Tomahawk, and Level 1 again

53:00:  Living in a CRV, and his part this year, and random Q’s

42:00:  The 2005 ‘Rider of the Year’ season, Rossignol, and a desk job at Academy

59:11:  Inappropriate Questions with Sean Decker  

Jul 28, 2019

2005 Transworld Snowboarding ‘Rider of the Year’ Chad Otterstrom is on the podcast.  When you win an award like that in 2005 and you’re a guest on a podcast, it’s usually a 'where are they now'.  That's not the case with Chad.  His pro shred career is still going and now, he’s a brand owner living that desk jockey life, all while remaining a pro rider.

Chad Otterstrom Show Notes:

2:00: How long has he been riding and crazy birthdays   

5:31: Minnesota, scars, and ski family

7:25: Switching to snowboarding, high school, and ADD

10:00:  Mountains of Midwest and Kingpin Snowboards

17:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

18:30:   Moving to Colorado, early snow safety, and contests

23:00:  High Cascade shaping his career, video parts v contests, and The Hellcats crew

26:00:  The Revival and Technical Difficulties year, and money

31:00:  Getting a lot of days, ADD-boarding, and the Olympics

34:30:  Doping control

37:30  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

39:00:  M3, Forum, and Academy

42:00:  The 2005 ‘Rider of the Year’ season, Rossignol, and a desk job at Academy

49:30:  Inappropriate Questions with Matt Peterson  

Jul 22, 2019

It’s summertime and in the snow world, that means summer camp.  This week I headed down to Windell’s Camp in Oregon to catch up with longtime camp veteran and TGR athlete Tim Durtschi.  On the podcast, we walk through Tim’s life and times.  Tim is one of those dudes that has no media training and is not afraid to answer anything which makes for an entertaining show and the “Inappropriate Questions” with Andy Parry may be the best yet.

Tim Durtschi Show Notes:

2:00: Summer Camp, Kai Jones, and big nights

5:41:  Ski family, racing, and finding twin tips

13:00:  moving, divorce, and competing 

15:15:  Filming with Rage, Pete Alport, and Poor Boyz

18:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

20:15:  Sponsors, Saga, and money

28:00:  Competing, Chad’s, and learning tricks

34:00:  Phone hack, 2013 Powder Awards, and X Games

38:00  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

39:30:  Filming with everyone, what Tim wants to talk about (Fantasy Camp and

48:20:  Inappropriate Questions with Andy Parry

Jul 14, 2019

Thomas Vanderham is a living legend in the world of freeride mountain biking and he’s a guy that doesn’t do many interviews.  Over the past 20 years, he’s let his riding do the talking and his riding has said a lot.  I was lucky to get an hour with Thomas to walk through his career, that started when he was just 15 years old.  We talk about how things came into place for Thomas, sponsor changes, filming and a lot more.  It’s another do not miss episode.

Thomas Vanderham Show Notes:

2:00: Return to Earth Movie (comes out this week on itunes) and change in movies and social

9:00:  Growing up in Edmonton, finding biking, and team sports

12:30:  Moving to Vancouver, meeting people, and getting sponsored

18:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

20:00:  Starting to film, high school, and travel

26:30:  Rampage, leaving Rocky Mountain, and going to Evil

36:30:  Product development, and the science of building lines

38:45  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

40:30:  Building for Seasons, the end of Evil, and racing 

47:00:  How long can he do this and what’s next.

51:00:  Inappropriate Questions

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