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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: February, 2022
Feb 28, 2022

Michael Spencer is a powerhouse of an agent who represents some of the top athletes in ski and snowboard. I’m talking about Shaun White, Gus Kenworthy, Simon Dumont, Torin Yater-Wallace and more. On the podcast, we talk about deep connections to his athletes, starting brands with them, all things agent and of course, Michael’s backstory. It’s a peek into the life and times of a super-agent. Jossi Wells asks the inappropriate Questions.

 

Michael Spencer Show Notes:

3:30:  Shaun White, his new brands, his image in the world of snowboarding and beyond

14:30:  Mormon, his brother coming out, and coming up in the freestyle world

20:30:  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

23:30:  Competition, college, quitting competition, Law School in California, his girlfriend’s gold and the injury that made his career

35:00:  Grasping for anything, Nike pro models, medals stolen, money, and personal expense

28:00:  Working for the Salt Lake Olympic Committee, starting his agency, the first Olympics, and cutting his teeth early on

32:00:  Depression, overdose, getting help, another intense bout with depression, another overdose, and time in the psych ward, getting out and figuring out how to manage her depression

41:00:  Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

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

43:00:  The courtship of Simon Dumont, the progression of athletes, Sarah Burke, and creating the AFP

51:30:  FIS doesn’t get it, babysitting, explaining things to sponsors, and dealing with athletes when they don’t want to show up at sponsor related contracted events

60:00:  Contract negotiations, creating brands with athletes, and all things Gus Kenworthy

77:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Jossi Wells

Feb 21, 2022

Jackie Paaso has lived a life full of ups and downs. This once-promising mogul skier turned free ride athlete has battled with her mental health throughout her life as an elite athlete. We talk about depression, suicide, getting help, and death on the podcast. But don’t worry, it’s not all bad. We also talk about her incredible career, her new movie Artic 12 and having a baby any day now. Mike Wilson asks Inappropriate Questions.

Jackie Paaso Show Notes:

3:30:  About to have a baby, what that means to her skiing, her movie “Artic 12” and the drama around it

20:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide 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:  Making the movie successful numbers-wise, having an NFL dad, skiing as a family, Bethel, Maine, and mogul skiing

28:00:  The cost of skiing, the end of moguls and college, and going to India for a NOLS course

32:00:  Depression, overdose, getting help, another intense bout with depression, another overdose, and time in the psych ward, getting out and figuring out how to manage her depression

40:00:  Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

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

42:00:  Where is her mental health today, Timy Dutton and death

48:00:  Moving to Tahoe, finding a path to big mountain skiing, Big Mountain comps, and winning at Snowbird and the Sickbird Award

52:00:  Mentality behind her skiing, her impressive ski resume, finding joy in her skiing, and being a super competitive person

58:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Mike Wilson

Feb 13, 2022

While Pat Milbery isn’t a household name, if you’ve been to Denver, you’ve seen his work. Pat is one of the more accomplished artists in the country, but his story is so much more than just art. Growing up in Minnesota, Pat was a team sports guy until politics rubbed him the wrong way…and while his path took him skateboarding and inline skating, his passion was always snowboarding. We talk about the tragedy of his childhood, music, snowboarding, Think Thank, art, and so much more on the podcast. Living legend Jesse Burtner asks Inappropriate Questions.

 

Pat Milbery Show Notes:

3:30:  Talking to kids, growing up in Minnesota, and team sports  

9:00:  Sports politics, skateboarding, snowboarding, and the universe aligns for rollerblading

15:00:  Murder in the family, his creative outlets, being a sponsored skater, music culture, and being an outcast

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

23:30:  Friends that became famous musicians, bouncing back from death, and college

34:00:  Visiting Colorado, graffiti, backyard snowboard parks, and art

40:30:  Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

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

41:30:  Mt Hood, So Gnar camps, Skullcandy, and Think Thank,

49:30:  Scott Stevens, Snowboard on the Rocks, and more Think Thank

56:00:  Sharing a podium with Shaun White and Travis Rice, creating with brands, and Ingemar Backman

61:00:  How does snowboarding end, focusing on murals, how much do they cost, his style, and working with Jimbo Phillips and Jamie Lynn

70:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Jesse Burtner

Feb 7, 2022

Benjamin Alexander has only spent four months of his life on Jamaican soil, and yet he’s now representing his father’s birthplace in this week’s Winter Olympic Games. Yes, a Jamaican skier, it’s like “Cool Runnings” on snow, and Benji’s story is an amazing one. While he was a troublemaker of a working-class kid, Benji was smart and always had huge goals: finish university, move to Asia, become a DJ that traveled the world, and eventually, go to the Olympics. It’s a wild story that takes Benji from England to Hong Kong to DJing sex parties, and the happy ending will be found this week during the Beijing Olympics. 

Benjamin Alexander Show Notes:

3:30:  Prepping for the Olympics, sponsors, the coverage he is getting, and racism in England

9:00:  Growing up in England, being a troublemaker, and earning a scholarship to private school

13:00:  Becoming a DJ, focusing on university, moving to Asia, modeling, and becoming a DJ again

20:00:  Stanley:   Get 30% off sitewide 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:  Do people think his risks are crazy, The Art of War, big DJ events, and going to Mica Creek

28:00:  Traveling with high rollers, not being into materialistic things, drugs, and dj’ing sex parties

32:00:  Learning how to ski six years ago, the Send It event, and retiring from DJing,

36:00:  Getting the idea for the Olympics in 2018, Cool Runnings inspiration, and time in Revelstoke

39:30:  Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

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

41:30:  Skiing 1.7 vertical feet in 37 days, is he still a kook when he does that, and moving to Jackson Hole

44:00:  Race training, mentors/coaches, time in Jamaica, and making friends Dudley Stokes (The real Cool Runnings Pilot)

51:00:  New FIS rules, Elizabeth Swanney and Steve Nyman

62:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Matt Masson

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