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Nov 23, 2020

Bob Klein is one of the rare first wavers of snowboarders that I’ve had on the podcast.  He is that first-generation when everything was being figured out—he was an early Burton team rider, he had a Sessions store, he worked with athletes like Palmer, Holmes, and Cass…He’s done so much.  We talk about a lot of it on the podcast and it’s a snowboard history lesson with a good dude who’s not afraid to admit his mistakes.  Brad Holmes asks the Inappropriate Questions.

Bob Klein Show Notes:

5:00:  Palmer, Holmes, Cass and other clients

11:30:  The story behind his Linkedin, growing up in Southern California and privilege

16:00: Skiing, moving to Tahoe, hanging out at his house, and 70’s inventions

24:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

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

26:00:  The Winterstick Deal, Tahoe City halfpipe, and finding the backcountry

31:30:  Competing, getting a Burton, and getting on the Burton Team.

46:45:  COAL Headwear  Use the code powell15 for 15% off

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

48:45:  Growing Burton, instructing, and quitting Burton

58:00:  Sessions, Jamie Salter, and Palmer Snowboards

68:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Brad Holmes

Nov 16, 2020

Episode 200 is a 3-part extravaganza where we revisit some controversial guests and then talk to the best skier of our time.  For this one, I caught back up with John Spriggs to find out about the aftermath of his legal issues and where life is now, but John made me pull that audio.  Next, it’s on to Ben Weis, where we find out if he was able to stay sober…and the icing on the cake is an hour with the most decorated skier medal wise in X Games history and more importantly one of the most stylish skiers of all time, Henrik Harlaut.  Another Style master, Phil Casabon, asks the Inappropriate Questions.  I chatted with Henrik in mid-October and here is the DO NOT MISS Episode 200.

Henrik Harlaut Show Notes:

3:00:  John Spriggs

11:30:  Ben Weis

16:00:  Skiing, moving to Tahoe, hanging out at his house, and 70’s inventions

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

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

Elan Skis:  75 Years of Good Times

21:45:  Ben Weis Cont..

31:30:  Competing, getting a Burton, and getting on the Burton Team.

37:00:  COAL Headwear: Use the code powell15 for 15% off

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

38:30:  Henrik Harlaut intro, his Salute Movie, and fear

49:00:  Pandemic life, Champagne, brothers, and work ethic

56:00:  Sports, moving to Are, Jacob Webster influence, and backflips

66:00:  Propaganda, rollerblading, and Sean Pettit

74:00:  The Jon Olson Invitational, Scott, and Ninthward

86:00:  Olympic Pant incident, Sponsors, and money

93:00:  Phil Casabon, figuring out contests, judging, and style

104:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Phil Casabon

Nov 9, 2020

Dave Downing is a living legend in the snowboard world who is married to another living legend, Shannon Dunn Downing.  But he’s so much more than just a husband.  He’s a surfer shop rat who landed a job as a snowboard sales rep and somehow, was able to turn that into 15 years of pro snowboarding before becoming one of the most real ambassadors/whatever he does for Burton, that there is.  It’s a history lesson this week that brings it all the way to today….

Dave Downing Show Notes:

5:00:  Religion, sports, and surfing

10:30:  Surf Shop days, finding snowboarding, and college to be a fireman

14:00:  Working for the Burton Reps, Big Bear, and meeting Craig Kelly,

17:00  Going out to Utah, filming, and learning from legends

23:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

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

24:30:  Style, transitioning from rep to rider, developing product, and contests

32:30:  Sponsors, equality, and how is involved is Jake?

41:00:  Splitboarding

45:00:  COAL Headwear  Use the code powell15 for 15% off

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

47:00:  Giving Craig a Splitboard, going from Standard to Mack Dawg trips, and magazines

57:30:  What he does with Burton and titles

64:30:  Inappropriate Questions

Nov 2, 2020

Anthony Boronowski is an artist, an athlete, an entrepreneur, and one of the more underground and influential skiers of the “newschool” movement. On the podcast, we talk about his championship mogul days, being coached by Mike Douglas and Shane Szocs, High North, the K2 days, Armada days, JP Auclair, and so much more. Artist Ryan Schmies asks the Inappropriate Questions and I know I say it every week, but this is another do not miss episode.

Anthony Boronowski Show Notes:

5:00:  Growing up in Vancouver, his lip scar, skiing, and other sports

11:30:  Blackcomb Freestyle team, moguls, and work ethic

15:00:  Shane Szocs, intensity, image, and college/Whistler

23:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

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

25:30:  Quitting moguls, High North, Powder, and the loss of the glacier

35:30:  Getting a sled, the artist, the Propaganda Loop and leaving K2

44:00:  COAL Headwear  Use the code powell15 for 15% off

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

46:00:  Urban, video parts, and Joystick and the Olympics

58:00:  What happened at Armada, losing JP, and a new family and brand

64:30:  Inappropriate Questions with Ryan Schmies

Oct 26, 2020

Another week, another legendary athlete.  Barrett Christy didn’t start snowboarding until she was 19 years old.  She was a scholarship-level team sports girl who traded her scholarship for a life-changing road trip that led her to snowboarding.  On the podcast we talk about winning more X Games medals than almost anyone, competing in the Olympics, equality, money, and so much more.  It’s another do not miss episode.

Barrett Christy Show Notes:

6:00: Superhuman snowboard powers, growing up in PA, and not taking her college scholarship

12:00: Dead shows, heading out west and her ski background

15:00: Snowboarding, life direction, and moving to Crested Butte

23:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

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

25:30: Traveling for contests, girly girl, and 94 Nationals

30:30: Alaska, competing against hero’s, equality, and X Games

48:00:  COAL Headwear  Use the code powell15 for 15% off

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

50:00:  Sponsors, Nike, Michael Jordan, and money

62:00:  Olympics, and Banked Slalom

69:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Tricia Byrnes

Oct 19, 2020

Andy Mahre comes from legendary ski blood.  His dad and his twin brother are Olympic Medalists and were part of the fabric of 80’s Americana.  Andy’s skiing is a totally different direction compared to where his dad was taking skiing.  While Andy did race for a bit, he left that world to become one of the more innovative skiers of his time, with his effortless switch landings, huge drops, and calm style that have inspired a generation of skiers.  It’s another do not miss episode.

Andy Mahre Show Notes:

5:00:  The pro bucket list, born to ski at White Pass, and Olympian Dad

14:00: First memories of skiing, racing, Harrison and other friends

20:00: Skiing is changing, ski culture and traveling to contests

27:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

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

29:00:  Moving to Mammoth, his breakout year, and the Zero Spin

36:00:  The K2 Back 9, breaking his back, and Idea/Nimbus

46:15:  COAL Headwear:  Use the code powell15 for 15% off

Peter Glenn Ski and Sport

48:15:  Warren Miller, getting married, K2 issues, and other sponsors

58:00: Money and different Mahre projects

65 :00:  Inappropriate Questions with Pep Fujas

Oct 12, 2020

Chris Davenport is a legend in the ski world…I call a lot of people legends and Dav is worthy of that title.  On part 2 of the podcast we pick back up in Argentina and meeting Doug Coombs, how Dav’s pro career came together, money, death, athlete projects, and more.  Part 2 is even better than part 1.

Chris Davenport Show Notes:

5:00:  Doug Coombs, contests, and new product

15:00:  New Zealand, Salomon, 24 Hours of Aspen, and X Games

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

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

32:00:  Training Red Bull style, McConkey, and other sponsors

43:30:  Money, Kastle, and jokes

49:00:  COAL Headwear:  Use the code powell15 for 15% off

Peter Glenn Ski and Sport

51:00:  Mentoring younger athletes, Freeze Magazine, and MSP

58:00:  Wake up calls, risk, and The 14ers Project

72:00:  Mountaineering projects and what is going to happen in the BC this year

80:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Murray Wais

Oct 5, 2020

Chris Davenport is a legend in the ski world…I call a lot of people legends, but Dav is worthy of that title.  I mean, he’s the first US Red Bull Athlete.  On part 1 of the Dav podcast, we talk about Chris’s race career, skiing Tuckerman’s at 12, McConkey and the friends he made at University of Colorado, Dean Cummings, the US Extreme's and a lot more.  Don’t miss this one.

Chris Davenport Show Notes:

5:00:  Everything in person, our crazy world, and not going to South America

15:00:  Born into skiing, oil money, and biking

24:15:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

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

26:15:  Natural ability, empty nesting it, Tuckerman’s, and NOLS courses

35:30:  How good is he as a ski racer, racing against McConkey, and boarding school

46:45:  COAL Headwear Save 15% off your order with the code powell15

Peter Glenn Ski and Sport

47:45:  Getting on the ski team, why he quit the team, and The Dead

53:00:  Fraternity life, Greg Stump movies, and hitting cliffs

58:00:  Graduating and a “real” job in Aspen (Snowmass), The US Extremes, and Cummings

69:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Mike Douglas

Sep 28, 2020

Matty Benedetto owes everything he has today to the ski industry.  This self-described Evil Genius is the master of his domain through his internet property, Unnecessary Inventions but his roots in action sports stared as a kid on the message boards of newschoolers.com.  From there he started a brand that would become an underground success in the ski world, had a life changing injury, came out, became successful and then organically became a budding TikTok star.  It’s a great podcast with an interesting dude….

Matty Benedetto Show Notes:

3:00:  Unnecessary Inventions, Mr. Beast challenge, and David Dobrick

16:00:  Growing up in NY, skiing, newschoolers.com and EC Headwear

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

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

27:30:  Making things in China, St. Michaels, and building the EC Brand

33:00:  Marketing spends, the injury, and coming out

43:00: COAL Headwear  Use the code powell15 for 15% off

Peter Glenn Ski and Sport

44:00:  Re-branding EC to Eastern Collective, killing it with iPhone wires and Sondre Travel

50:00:  Unnecessary Inventions creation, growing it, monetizing it and Trump v. TikTok

58:30:  Inappropriate Questions with Evan Williams

Sep 21, 2020

Scott Ian is the brainchild behind the thrash metal band Anthrax and a snowboarder who was there in the early days and wants to get back.  On the podcast we talk about growing up a little Jewish kid in Queens, what comes with that, guitar, Anthrax, Metallica, lead singer syndrome, a little snowboarding and a lot of metal.  It’s an entertaining hour with a legend.

Scott Ian Show Notes:

6:00:  New Year’s Baby, his 50’s, and snowboarding

14:00:  Judaism, racism, and finding guitar on Long Island

18:00:  Divorce, back to the city and freedom

22:45: Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

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

24:45: Protecting himself, Anthrax, college, and work

31:00:  Building the band, early Metallica, and firing Danny and then firing Neil

36:00:  Island Records, signing a good contract, what is he worth websites and the big 4

42:45:  Peter Glenn Sports

51:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Stix

Sep 14, 2020

Steve Nilsen, better known as Stix to everyone but his family, is a legend in the world of cans.  While his career started with Airwalk in the days when it competed with Nike and Reebok, Steve then went on to have incredible jobs at Red Bull and PBR. Now, he’s now championing Liquid Death and on the podcast we talk the rad road he traveled to get his dream jobs

Steve “Stix” Nilsen Show Notes:

3:00:  Minnesota, Hawaii, and surf culture

9:00:  Skateboarding, Punk Rock, and sports

18:00: College, Australia, and figuring out life plans

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

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

27:30:  Life changing Warped Tour, SIA, and Airwalk

35:00:  Airwalk, merchandising, development, and marketing,

44:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sport

45:00:  The demise of Airwalk, getting his job with Red Bull

54:00: The business of Red Bull, creating Red Bull sized ideas, and athletes

62:00:  Red Bull changing, getting his job with PBR and marketing beer

72:00:  Liquid Death

75:00:  Inappropriate Questions with James Clifford and LP Paul Crandell

Sep 7, 2020

Marty Carrigan is a name you may not know but he’s a guy who has so much history in the ski and snowboard world.  While he’s a sales rep extraordinaire these days, he cut his teeth with some of the most important brands in snow.  He started in the 80’s with Hart Skis when they were running the freestyle scene and then moved on to snowboarding and working with Morrow and Palmer.  He’s a talker with a ton of insight and stories. 

Marty Carrigan Show Notes:

3:00:  Palmer, Douchebags and Global Sales Guys

14:00:  Childhood, being old school, and not being able to finish at catholic school  

19:45 :  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

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

21:45:  Who was he, skiing, Vermont and his first sales meeting

26:00:  Meeting Billy Kidd, Colorado Mountain College, and looking like Jesus

30:00:  Hart Skis, building relationships, German immersion, and Rad Air Snowboards

36:00:  Morrow Snowboards

39:30:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

40:30:  Morrow cont., starting Sales Guys, and Palmer Snowboards

55:00:  Boa Technologies, the lowest point in his life, and re-inventing Sales Guys with Grenade+ more

72:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Mike Rosen

Aug 31, 2020

Greg Nelson has done everything you can do in the world of wakeboarding.  He was an early pro who started the first rider owned company, he’s worked retail, and nowadays he calls the shots over at Hyperlite.  Greg is a legendary dude in the world of wake and his life and times are full writing the history of the sport.  Another must listen episode…..

Greg Nelson Show Notes:

3:00:  Seattle sports, old Seattle, and getting on the water

6:00:  Making his own wakeboard, snow,  team sports and music

16:00:  National Title, Fraternity, and finding himself

12:00:  K2 Wakeboards, Roadkill, and High Cascade

17:00:  Pro Wakeboard Tour, graduating, and HO

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

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

23:00: Double ups in Spray, the old guard, and starting Double Up

28:00:  The Double Up Experience, losing Corey Kraut, and a dark place

31:00:  Losing his investor, parting ways with the brand, and the end of his pro career

38:00:  Peter Glenn Ski & Sports:  Get up to 30% off your Labor Day Sale purchase with code inside

42:00:  Getting into retail, contacting for Hyperlite, and going in-house with Hyperlite

50:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Don Wallace

Aug 23, 2020

Daron Rahlves is the greatest American Downhiller of all time. He’s an Olympian that owns X-Games gold and is the only the second American to ever win the most important race in the world, the Hahnenkamm Downhill at Kitzbühel. Daron has done so much in his life and in part 2 of Daron’s podcast we talk about Bode Miller, the Olympics, X-Games and more….

Daron Rahlves Part 2 Show Notes:

3:00:  Vanilla Ice and the Hahnenkamm

11:00:  The US Ski Team, Lindsay Vonn, and Mikaela Shiffrin

17:00:  Alaska and race money

23:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

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

25:00:  Sponsors, ski bumming on the world cup, and money

34:00:  Ski Tech’s, skis, hardest downhill courses, and Bode Miller

41:45:  Peter Glenn Sports

42:45:  Bode Miller cont. and injuries

52:00:  The Olympics and retiring

60:00:  X-Games, treatments, and training

67:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Zach Christ

Aug 17, 2020

Daron Rahlves is the greatest American Downhiller of all time.  He’s an Olympian that owns X-Games gold and is the only American to ever win the most important race in the world, the Hahnenkamm Downhill at Kitzbühel.  Daron has done so much in his life and in part 1 of Daron’s podcast we talk about growing up with opportunity, how his dad was hard on him, jet skiing, skiing, boarding school, The US Ski Team, Rossignol, Atomic and more…So much good stuff in here.

Daron Rahlves Show Notes:

3:00:  Thought he was sick, Pain McShlonkey and Shane

11:00:  His mom and dad, his dad being a hard-ass and participation trophies

17:00:  Team Sports and family money

22:45:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

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

24:00:  Jet Skiing, the Myers Family, and NASTAR

31:00:  Family skiing, moving to Tahoe, then the East Coast and boarding school life

38:00:  Skiing on ice, the crossroads and making the team

42:00:  Being small, strategies, the World Cup and gaining confidence

45:00:  Peter Glenn Sports

49:00:  Atomic v Rossignol, better skis and evolving with Atomic

55:00:  Famous in Europe, doping, and Herman Meier

63:00:  Crashing at Kitzbühel and then winning the Hahnenkamm

73 :00:  Inappropriate Questions with Junior from Le Chamois

Aug 10, 2020

Tyler McCaul is the classic story of little brother chasing big brother (Cam) and eventually breaking out of his shadow and creating a life of his own, without comparison to his bro.  On the podcast we talk about turning his home pool into a water ramp, racing downhill, Chili’s, Rampage, Cam and a whole lot more.  It’s Tyler’s first podcast and an entertaining listen

Tyler McCaul Show Notes:

3:00:  Ankle, topics he wants to stay away from and those topics in a roundabout way

6:30:  The bad year, growing up in Aptos, and getting into moto

17:00:  Riding bikes, fighting with Cam and racing

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

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

24:00:  X Games, the Post Office jumps, and backyard waterramping

31:00:  Rampage at 13, compared to Cam, and getting along with him 

37:00:  The end of race, putting the focus on freeride and getting judged against Cam

42:00:  Style, Rampage, and becoming Tyler McCaul

46:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

48:00:  Training for a big 2015, getting out of slopestyle, and injuries

53:00:  Social media, Chilli’s and video projects

59:00:  Filming with Cam and TGR, drive In theatre and what’s next

63 :00:  Inappropriate Questions with Cam McCaul

Aug 3, 2020

Bob Soven has been in the wakeboarding game since the sport was invented pretty much. His older brother Phil, aka Froggy, was one of the most dominant riders of the time and Bob, who was known as Robert or Tadpole, was the little brother that didn’t want to be anything like his older brother. Bob was always the more likable Soven and over his career, he won, not as much as his brother but while his brother is done with wakeboarding, Bob is still one of the more influential guys in the sport.

Bob Soven Show Notes:

3:00:  Hair, inclusivity, and Orlando

6:00:  Jewish, ski shows, and growing up with pro friends/his brother

11:00:  Dominating contests, pressure, and wakeskating

16:00:  2006 burnout, head injury, and recovery

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

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

22:00:  Becoming Bob Soven, stuck on his sailboat, and video projects

28:00:  The Pro Tour, partying, and school

31:00:  Wake Bros Reality Show, social media, and influencers

40:00:  Money, sponsors, signature products, and money management

42:00:  Peter Glenn Sports

46:00:  2013 Rider of the Year

47:00:  Inappropriate Questions from Harley Clifford

Jul 27, 2020

Lance Hakker is a self-described “darkman” which makes him the  perfect guest for a business episode.  Lance makes things happen behind the scenes in the world of boardsports and you know what he has done, but you never hear his name.  His resume speaks for itself though…from K2 to founding Ashbury and Videograss and then on to The Berrics and now Element, Lance has had some amazing gigs and shares the behind the scenes of it all.  It’s another great listen and my second business podcast in a row with an identical twin!

Lance Hakker Show Notes:

3:00:  Identical twin, childhood, and skateboarding

8:00:  Snowboarding, Football and Nima

20:00: Sponsorship and Sims

24:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

22:45:  Mike’s snowboarding, almost shooting with Whitey, and school

32:00:  K2, his vision, and contests

44:00:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

45:00:  Starting Asbury, building it, and Videograss

45:00:  Skid Row, what happens with Ashbury  and Videograss

64:00:  The Berrics and Element

68:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Jered Garrison

Jul 20, 2020

Paul Basagoitia’s life has been a rollercoaster of insanity.  He powered through a dysfunctional childhood by racing his bike.  When his race career came to an abrupt halt do to lack of support at home, his bike became an escape.  Then he met Cam Zink, eventually got on a mountain bike, had overnight success, became a pro, and had a life altering injury.  We talk about it all on this heavy podcast.

Paul Basagoitia Show Notes:

3:00:   Busy life, premieres, and travel

6:30:  Minden, NV, bikes, and racing

8:00:  Factory Team, expenses, and home

14:00:  Pressure, BMX parents, and divorce

17:00:  Hotel life, the end of BMX

23:25:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

25:15:  Cam Zink, where is his bike career, and Sea Otter

31:00:  Crankworx, sitting in the hot seat, and winning

38:00:  The rest of 2004, Derek Westerlund, and Sponsorship

42:00:  Graduation, traveling the world, and  filming, and Rampage

46:00:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

47:00:  Rampage, his compound, and sponsors

53:00:  The end of filming, the double backflip, and losing his sponsors

59:00:  Re-inventing himself, new sponsors, Rampage, and the Accident

66:00:  The movie, rehab, poop and pee, stem cells, and the long road back to his bike

79 :00:  Inappropriate Questions with Roy Tuscany

Jul 13, 2020

Austen Sweetin is one of the best snowboarders to come out of the Northwest in a long time.  He’s one of those guys that has a ton of energy and is always doing something rad with talented people. What he doesn’t do is too many interviews or podcasts, actually, this is his first.  We dive deep into his life and times  and his kindhearted, humble personality shine throughout.  Another do not miss episode!

Austen Sweetin Show Notes:

3:00:  Nicknames, fitness, and building on his property

10:00:  Picking snowboarding at 5, magazines early on, skateboarding and hood

19:45:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

22:45:  Austin x Austen, the era of Rail Jam, and Krushing his first big opportunity

30:00:  Forum, filming in the streets, Pat Moore, and shutting Forum down

35:00:  LRG, who was he back then, partying

41:00:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

42:00:  Yes, sponsors, money, and Absinthe  

56:00:  Opener/Closer, his height, Travis Rice and High Octane

75:00:  The end of Yes, Lib Tech, and Rooster Tail

82:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Robin Van Gyn

Jul 6, 2020

Dana Dane is legendary storytelling rapper from Brooklyn who helped influence me in my formative years.  A chance zoom call with Dane connected us and once that happened, I made it my goal to get him on the podcast.  In the month leading up to recording, so much was happening with race in this country and the podcast talks about Dana’s life and times and how race seemed to play into them. 

Dana Dane Show Notes:

3:00:  Father’s Day, Fanacake.com, and inventions

13 :00:  Systematic racism, single mom, and no male role models   

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

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

22:30:  Fort Greene Projects, running numbers, and sports

26:00:  Art, graffiti, and dance

31:00:  Music and Art High School, Slick Rick, and writing rhymes

40:00:  Crack and Heroin in the neighborhood, community college, and Rick gets a tape out

45:00:  Dana Dane with Fame, Yo MTV Raps, and playing shows

51:30:  Getting screwed on his record deal, buying clothes and opening 4Play Boutique with Play

54:00:  Why the long delay before his second album, no creative control, and his final album

58:00:  Inappropriate Questions   

Jun 29, 2020

Kathryn Smith is the Global Brand Director at Skullcandy. Her resume is one that most people would be jealous of, but like everyone with a great title, a lot of hard work was put in to get Kathryn to her position today.  On the podcast we talk about growing up in North Carolina, ski bumming, getting gigs, losing them, and a whole lot more.  It’s the first business episode I’ve had in a while and it’s great!

Kathryn Smith Show Notes:

3:00:  Not doing podcasts or washing her hands

8:00:  Blowing Rock, identical twin, and skiing

12:00:  Soccer, France, and HS

16:00:  College and Steamboat

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

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

22:45:  Moving to DC, SIA and trade shows

31:00:  Jordan Judd, Atomic, and being a distributer

36:00:  Powder Week, Amer re-shuffles the deck

41:15:  Amer re-shuffles the deck again and she’s out

45:00:  Skullcandy, stock, and titles

57:00:  Inappropriate Questions

Jun 22, 2020

Brad Holmes is one of the last great personalities in the sport of skiing.  Attitude, ego, style sense of humor—These are some of the things that made Brad stand out.  But his real talent was skiing and on the podcast we talk about “Daddy Rad” and his unique childhood, dominating the world of moguls, becoming the youngest person ever to make the US Ski Team, Plake, Freeze, K2, MSP, and so much more.  Do not miss this one.

Brad Holmes Show Notes:

3:00:  The Virus, skiing and Daddy Rad

7:00:  Utah, freestyle, and scholarship in California

12:00:  Punk rock, moguls, aerials and ballet

16:00:  Bobby Burns, influences, and Palmer  

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

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22:00:  Getting on the US Team, Tanya Harding, and Olympics

27:00:  Bud Pro Mogul Tour, money, and the end of moguls

35:00:  Natural Born Skier,  Freeze Magazine, and Ask Brad

40:15:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

41:15:  K2, The Outlaw, and MSP

47:00:  Tours, leaving K2, and making his own movies  

57:30:  Inappropriate Questions with Glen Plake

Jun 15, 2020

Chris Grenier is part of a legendary East Coast snowboard crew that includes Scott Stevens, Austen Granger and Chris Beresford.  He pretty much raised himself at Mt Snow Academy, where he met the crew as a young stoner who had a unique style.  Fast forward 20 years and he’s been a pro snowboarder that’s ended video parts, had signature models and X Games Gold.  He had his problems… but they never impacted his pro career and now, he’s sober and killing it.  We talk about it all….

Chris Grenier Show Notes:

3:00:  Sports, dysfunctional childhood and hockey

8:00:  Skateboarding, snowboarding, High School

12:00:  Mt Snow Academy, having his own place at 15, selling weed and meeting Scott Stevens

15:00:  Style, Hood and Academy Snowboards

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

Evo:  Get 20% off branded product with the code Powell20

22:15:  What happens with school, Utah SFK and eS Game of Skate

29:00:  Keep Talking, Salomon, Get Real

35:00:  LRG, who was he back then, partying

39:15:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

40:15:  May Day, X Games and concussions

52:00:  Money, creating a dream property, going sober and The Bomb Hole

74:00:  Inappropriate Questions with E-Stone

Jun 8, 2020

This week I chat with Brian Park form Pinkbike. Pinkbike sets the benchmark for what action sports websites should be. They are a hub that creates amazing content and serves as a sounding board for mountain biking.  On the podcast we talk about the site, the numbers, Brian’s life and times and a look at the Grim Donut. It’s a different type of episode and really interesting.

Pinkbike Show Notes:

3:00:  Babies, comments on Pinkbike and user profiles

8:00:  Numbers, sponsored content and  working with brands 

14:00:  Site in the 90’s and the impact of the virus on the bike world 

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

Evo:  Get 20% off branded product with the code Powell20

21:30:  Increase in traffic, DTC,  who’s screwed, insurance and events

35:00:  Who is Brian Park:  Kites, bike shops and working for Rocky Mountain  

42:30:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

43:35:  The Grim Donut Project:  Building your own bike with your own specs and your own dollars

58:00:  Inappropriate Questions

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