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The Powell Movement Action Sports Podcast

This podcast is creating a living history of action sports on a weekly basis. Think ski, snowboard, skate, bike, behind the scenes players, musicians, and more.... It has all the players and gets you the details you won't find anywhere else.
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Now displaying: November, 2021
Nov 29, 2021

In Jossi Wells part two, we pick up talking about Jossi’s recent wedding in NZ, and then it’s back to his still going, legendary career.  We talk about being the youngest ever competitor at X, the change that comes with a sport entering an Olympic era, his Olympic experience, heading out into the backcountry and a round of ‘Inappropriate Questions’ with Tom Wallisch.

Jossi Wells Part 2 Show Notes:

3:30:  Getting married, pressure to perform, and confidence that comes from standing on a podium

10:00:  Podium at The Ski Tour, god moments, faith, and free will

17:00:  A proud Christian, first X Games, medaling at his second X Games at 17

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

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there

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

24:30:  Achieving his goals at 17, enjoying the process at contests as he got older, not winning gold for a long time

30:00:  The change that comes with the Olympics, new pressures, and his controversial Olympic run

41:00:  Dragon:  Get new goggles and really see the mountain use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better

43:30:  Finally getting X Games Gold and getting hurt leading up to the PyeongChang Olympics

49:00:  Retiring from competition, teaming up with Torin Yater-Wallace or “Deviate” and “Good Luck”, and Sponsors

63:30:  Inappropriate Questions with Tom Wallisch

Nov 22, 2021

Jossi Wells became one of skiing’s rockstars in the 2000’s and he wasn’t one of those skiers born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He was born into ski patrol, and he was destined to become a skier.  Along the way he and his family made all the right choices and he went from the little kid who shreds anything from Wanaka to an X Games Gold Medalist and an Olympian who became a household name in the global ski world.

Jossi Wells Show Notes:

3:30:  Knee injuries, stem cells, ankle, breaking his back and total time out due to injury

13:00:  Skiing as a job, tricks and breaking into the industry from New Zealand

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

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there

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

22:00:  Growing up skiing at Cardrona, homeschooling, and other talents and activities

27:00:  Time on the mountain, size in skiing, racing and then going to the park 

39:00:  Dragon:  Get new goggles and really see the mountain use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better

41:15:  The influence of Pettit and Kye, the Park City days, and living in Italy

45:00:  Quitting racing, getting a travel budget, getting on a loose Atomic crew led by Rex Thomas, and thoughts of college?

50:00:  Skiing 12 hour days in Park City, traveling with Blake Nyman and the Park City Team, and meeting his dad at the US Open

55:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Colby West

Nov 15, 2021

Before Dr. Evan Raps, there was no hip hop in skiing, but back in the late 90’s early 2000’s , this New York kid took over the ski world and ushered in a new, fresh style to the sport. On the podcast we talk about his roots in moguls, the season that made him famous, the C-Crew, contests, filming, and too many knee surgeries…It’s a rare chat with a true innovator in the sport.

Evan Raps Show Notes:

3:30:  Growing up in NYC, Hip Hop, skiing, driving to ski, and getting on the Killington Team.

8:00:  School at Killington, moguls, World Cups as a teenager, moving to Colorado and The US Team

12:00:  Influences, getting onto the terrain parks, quitting moguls, moving to The Palisades, and meeting CP

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

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there

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

23:00:  The 99-00 Season: The Train Jump, Red Bull Free-Ride Event, X Games SF, filming and a cover

31:30:  Hip Hop style, mentality at contests in the party days, film image, C-Crew and sweeping the podium

42:00:  Dragon:  Get new goggles and really see the mountain use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better

44:15:  Sponsors, money and developing skis

48:00:  Knee injury saga (11 surgeries), coming back, CR injury, Tanner injury, and retiring

55:00:  College, coaching the US Team and becoming a Doctor

61:00: Inappropriate Questions with Constantine Papanicolaou

Nov 8, 2021

Part 2 with Chris “Uncle E” Ernst picks up where we left off, when Uncle E was on top of the world announcing every event that mattered…but things were not as perfect as they appeared.  On the podcast we talk about the continued success, the partying, the travel, the double life, the corporate life, getting caught, disappearing for 5 years, and slowly but surely, rebuilding a life and career.

Uncle E Show Notes:

3:30:  Red Bull Slackline Event in TN, explain Uncle E, and the difference between Chris and Uncle E

10:00:  The X Games, Live TV, Lord of the Boards and getting more emcee work

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

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there

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

24:00:  Red Bull events, challenging events, and internet comments

30:00:  Highlight events, sour on the Gravity Games, and becoming a ski celebrity

37:00:  Did success change him, Boost Mobile, and corporate partying  

41:30:  Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better

43:45:  Falling off the face of the earth for 5 years, substances, and problems surfacing

48:00:  Rock Bottom, how does he get better, and pinpointing when his problem started

54:00: Inappropriate Questions with Paul Crandell aka LP

Nov 1, 2021

Chris “Uncle E” Ernst is a legend on the microphone and in the ski industry.  Uncle E is known for being that wacky, zany guy on the mic who knows all the athletes, all the history, and brings the excitement of the X Games and many other events into living rooms around the world.  What you don’t know about him is his private school upbringing, cutting his teeth with bungee jumping, how he helped invent a sport and so much more that we talk about on the podcast.

Uncle E Show Notes:

3:30:  The Raiders, High School, Soccer, skiing, and St. Mary’s College,

13:00:  Working with the family, Vertigo Bungee days, and Frank Gambali

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

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there

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

22:30:  Bungee accidents, The Vertigo/Primal split, the ski bum local lifestyle  

30:00:  The Coors Light Tour, learning events from the ground up, and emceeing bird tours at Sea World

37:00:  Skiing with the best and pioneering AK

40:30:  Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better

43:00:  Snowboarding v Skiing, EXP Productions, Lord of the Boards, and Tele

54:00:  The inventors of Skier Cross, X-Games, where did Uncle E come from,

65:00:  Fast forwarding through medal, the link between depression and head injuries, and living for others

61:00: Inappropriate Questions with Mike Jaquet

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