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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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Jan 23, 2023

Steven Nyman is one of the most accomplished ski racers I’ve had on the podcast. In a sport where racers can go a whole career without making a podium, Steven stood on podiums around the world 11 times and has three world cup wins to his credit. He’s had an incredible race career, and at almost 41, Steven is still going. On the podcast, we talk about not having the advantages of everyone else, talking his way out of school and onto the Park City Team, making the US Team, living in Europe, winning, money, and a lot more

Steven Nyman Show Notes:

4:00:  Powder day, Sundance, getting by, finding racing through Coca Cola Cup, and the Sundance Ski Team

13:00:  Chasing the BYU Ski Team, growing up Mormon, and how he was able to convince everyone to let him go to Park City

20:30:  Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories, and sugar.

Puffin Drinkwear:  Be the hit of every party and gathering with the coolest and cutest drink accessory ever created. Get 20% off with the code powellmovement

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

23:15:  Other sports, going from K2 to Fischer, and the importance of better equipment     

34:00:  The mystery of why skis are skis fast, fame, speed, and danger  

42:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

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

45:30:  Coming back from injury, missing the Olympics because of injury, and money

52:00:  Days when you aren’t feeling it, the risk of it, chemical additions to snow, edges, and the Olympics   

66:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Chris McCullough

Jan 16, 2023

Grete Eliassen is a true legend of Freeskiing, and in part 2 of her podcast, we dive into how women were treated in skiing back when she was in her prime. Grete is a 6x X Games medalist, a 4x US Open Champion, and a World Champion with many Powder Awards to her credit. On the show, we talk sponsors, money, the Olympics, her movie “Say My Name,” being President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, and more. Keri Herman asks the Inappropriate Questions

Grete Eliassen Show Notes:

4:00:  Happy to be at the 2004 X Games demo and how women are treated both then and now. The X Games is a medal event, the difference in money for men and women and skiing had never been plan A

20:30:  Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories, and sugar.

Puffin Drinkwear:  Be the hit of every party and gathering with the coolest and cutest drink accessory ever created. Get 20% off with the code powellmovement

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

23:15:  Agents, a house at 19, taking advantage of sponsor opportunities with stars, and her Pro Models

34:00:  Ski Porn, respect, and leaving Armada

41:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better get 25% off all OR  

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

43:30:  Head, Say My Name, losing her best friend, skiing angry  and  blowing her knee 

57:00:  The Olympics and The Women’s Sports Foundation  

63:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Keri Herman

Jan 6, 2023

Grete Eliassen is a true legend of Freeskiing. Not only did she win the first ever X Games Gold Medal for a female skier, but she’s also a six-time X Games Medalist and World Champion who started dominating halfpipe podiums before moving on to the slopestyle course. On top of that, Grete’s a two-time winner of the coveted ‘Female Performer of the Year’ at the Powder Awards. When she’s not filming or winning contests, Grete spends her time working for tech startups or serving as the President of the Women’s Sports Foundation. She’s still a pro skier, but she’s also a podcaster, mom, wife, and more these days. Marie France-Roy asks the Inappropriate Questions

Grete Eliassen Show Notes:

4:00:  Girls trip to Retallack, her podcast, moving around as a kid, and skiing

13:00:  Athletes in the family, team sports, learning how to fall, the cold, and ski racing,

11:00:  UC Santa Cruz, a road trip ends in Crested Butte, dating Seth Morrison, state of the industry when she was at CB

22:15:  Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories, and sugar.

Puffin Drinkwear:  Be the hit of every party and gathering with the coolest and cutest drink accessory ever created

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

25:15:  Snowboard  parks, hockey, moving to Norway for skiing, and the family business of construction and trucking

33:00:  Making a name  for herself in Norway, Norwegian Sports School, and  did she miss out on things

33:00:  The forming of the IFSA, becoming the VP, risking it all for the sport, money,

41:00: Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better; get 25% off all OR  

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

44:00:  Race results, Groundhog Day, Lindsay Vonn and other competitions, and making out on podiums

51:00:  Her introduction to the New School, going to SMS camp in Whistler, Oakley, Armada, and making it

59:00: Who is she skiing within Norway, training at Windell’s, being an unknown at the US Open, specialization, and being in awe of Tanner, and Mickael Deschenaux

70:00: Inappropriate Questions with Marie France-Roy

Jan 2, 2023

Lhotse Merriam Hawk's huge role in organizing the sport of big mountain skiing and beyond cannot be ignored or understated. As the Vice President of the International Freeskiers Association, an organization she helped co-found with Shane McConkey, she was a 1-woman band creating the infrastructure for the future of ski contests outside of what fell under FIS control. And go figure, this year, the crown jewel of big mountain freeride competitions, FIS, purchased the Freeride World Tour. Lhotse helps break down what this means and shares some stories about Shane McConkey, Seth Morrison, Tony Hawk, and more.

Lhotse Merriam Hawk Show Notes:

5:00:  Banksy Museum, the name Lhotse, backstage at Dead shows for the food, other hippy experiences, trouble, and skiing

11:00:  UC Santa Cruz, a road trip ends in Crested Butte, dating Seth Morrison, state of the industry when she was at CB

21:45:  Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories, and sugar.

Puffin Drinkwear:  Be the hit of every party and gathering with the coolest and cutest drink accessory ever created

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

24:45:  Meeting McConkey, Extreme events, secret meetings, and reasons for creating an athlete association

33:00:  The forming of the IFSA, becoming the VP, risking it all for the sport, money,

41:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better; get 25% off all OR  

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

44:30:  How many events fall under the IFSA, losing slope and pipe, and the Dinner Roll

51:00:  Event challenges, leaving the IFSA, Tony Hawk, acting Peak Experience and FIS buys the FWT

64:00:  Inappropriate Questions with anonymous

Dec 26, 2022

It’s part 2 with me, your host Mike Powell. I’m going to end the year catching you up on my life and times and a lot of industry talk with the founder of the High Fives Foundation, Roy Tuscany. Topics include Tanner Hall, Gus Kenworthy, best podcasts, worst podcasts, what’s happening in snow media, who’s doing it best, and so much more. It’s a fun holiday and birthday episode with a great friend.

Mike Powell Show Notes:

3:30:  Episode 100, 200, 300, podcasts Powell listens to, and word association on other similar podcasts  

12:00:  Numbers, best/worst guests, differentiation, and thoughts on print media    

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better get 25% off all OR

24:00:  The Outerverse, Powder, NFTs, and life takes a turn for the worse recently

31:00:  Live events, Peloton, and X Games   

40:30:  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

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

41:45:  More X, K2, Liquid Death, Favorites, and 2 Dudes, 1 Mike   

51:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Roy

Dec 19, 2022

Adrian Ballinger is a machine for managing risk in the big mountains. Whether he’s leading adventures with his Alpenglow Expeditions, summiting Everest or K2 without supplemental oxygen, or just living his rad Tahoe life, there never seems to be a chill moment in Adrian’s life. On the podcast, we talk about the three critical mentors to his success in the mountains, performance-enhancing drugs in the mountains, what counts when you’re climbing without oxygen, and much more. Adrian’s Everest Base Camp manager, Emily Turner, asks Inappropriate Questions.

Adrian Ballinger Show Notes:

3:30:  Does having a baby scare him, risk moving to the US and his first climbing/skiing mentor

12:00:  Snow camping in HS, first injury in the mountains, books on climbing and performance-enhancing drugs in the mountains  

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better get 25% off all OR

24:00:  More drugs and questioning achievements, not being good enough at skiing, who he was in HS, his parents have a plan for him to be a Dr.

29:00:  Going to Georgetown, meeting his second important mentor Chris Warner, and a free trip to Ecuador

35:00:  Getting sick at 19K feet, guiding trips really young, and how the mob was involved in climbing

41:30:  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

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

41:45:  Trying to buy into Chris’s business, the breakup, starting Alpenglow, and the importance of becoming a certified mountain guide   

55:00:  The challenge of getting local climbing permits, the hazard of being a ski guide in Colorado, moving to Tahoe, and getting a local permit

61:00: His 3rd important mentor, Russell Brice, experience on 8K meter peaks and the high-altitude gene,

70:00: The letdown of failing at Everest with no oxygen, succeeding the following year, climbing without supplemental oxygen, and being a different type of professional athlete and being an influencer to other professional athletes

80:00: Inappropriate Questions with Emily Turner

Dec 12, 2022

Izzy Lynch’s ski career was made by her unique childhood. She was an up-and-coming ski racer who spent her free time at the backcountry lodge her parents built. This combination of racing and time spent in the backcountry created scary experiences and a solid foundation for a skier known for always pinning it. On the podcast, we talk about the above, University, coaching, competing, gender filming for “Into the Mind,” marriage, divorce, sponsors, and much more. Leah Evan’s asks the Inappropriate Questions.

Izzy Lynch Show Notes:

3:30:  Fortress Mountain dirtbags, buying into a land tenure, and building a backcountry lodge

11:00:  Ignorance was bliss in the backcountry; near-death mistakes, and ski racing  

20:30:  Stanley: Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better get 25% off all OR

GoPro:  The only POV cam that matters

23:00:  Coaching, finding freeride, opportunities in Revelstoke, and gender in the mountains

31:00:  Sponsorship, her Alaska experience, and understanding of the marketing aspect

40:30:  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

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

41:45:  Sherpas Cinema, switching sponsors, and not making enough skiing to quit work

49:00:  Getting married, having a baby, divorce, POW, and her flower shop

60:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Leah Evans   

Dec 5, 2022

Peter Line is the legendary snowboarder responsible for the iconic Four Square and Forum brands. While these brands had a huge impact, they were rider owned, and having an impact and success, in the long run, isn’t the same thing. Eventually, Burton Saved the brands from going under, ran them for a decade, and then shut them down. Ten years after that, Peter Line, Jeremy Jones, and Mack Dawg are back to re-boot the brand, and Peter and I take a deep dive into all things Forum and much more. Sean Tedore asks the Inappropriate Questions.

Peter Line Show Notes:

5:30:  No alcohol for 3.5 years, partying, the lifestyle, future spins, and good style

15:00:  Bad style, bad posture, Peter the grom, and The Rawl backstory

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

GoPro:  The only POV cam that matters

23:00:  Building Forum on the World Industries model, creating a super team, and the vision

31:00:  How long until Forum takes off, board numbers, what did they do wrong, and Peter’s money

35:00:  Deals left on the table, what’s going on behind the scenes at Forum, the positives around the Burton years, and the beginning of the end

42:00:  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

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

44:30:  His feelings when Burton kills Forum, #GiveForumToPeter, and getting Forum back with Jeremy Jones and Mack Dawg

49:00:  Leveraging his relationship with Blue and Capita, distribution, and what differentiates Forum from the rest of the industry

65:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Sean Tedore

Nov 28, 2022

Pete Moran has been a lot of things: ski instructor, snowshoe mountain marketing manager, 'People Magazine's "Most Eligible Bachelor," Red Bull marketing manager, agent, and entrepreneur. But really, Pete is a people person, and his natural ability to build relationships has helped him create an incredible life. On the podcast, we talk about all of the above and some great athlete stories revolving around Shane McConkey, Kasey Keller, and Marshawn Lynch. Recording episodes with my good friends are always fun.

Pete Moran Show Notes:

5:30:  Judging his Virginia accent, knowing everyone, owning radio stations, skiing, and tennis

15:00:  Ski instructing at Wintergreen in HS, Davis and Elkins College, and Snowshoe Mountain

19:00:  The Intrawest factor, People Magazine's Most Eligible Bachelor of the Year

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

GoPro:  The only POV cam that matters

23:00:  Spreading the Snowshoe Gospel, meeting McConkey, and getting hired by Red Bull

31:00:  Launching the Mid-Atlantic, The Red Bull Air Force, moving to Seattle to win back the market, and the Seahawks

42:00:  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

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

44:30:  The NBA, money, big marketing spends, leaving to start his own marketing firm, Josh Brown, Kasey Keller, Marshawn Lynch, and his Caesars Palace Jump that I Emceed

60 :00:  Inappropriate Questions with Bob Snyder

Nov 19, 2022

Jeremy Jones is a busy guy: between writing and illustrating his new book, “The Art of Shralpinism,” running Jones Snowboards, being the face and founder of Protect Our Winters, riding 28 days a month, and spending time with his family, it’s amazing he even has time to do things like record this podcast and the Alpenglow Speaker Series. But Jeremy makes it happen, and on the podcast, we talk about all the above with some risks and McConkey sprinkled in. Sherry McConkey asks Inappropriate Questions.

Jeremy Jones Show Notes:

3:30:  Kai Jones, his kids, losing people in the mountains, and close calls

15:00:  Stacking the deck in your favor in the mountains, his limited time, the Art of Shralpinsim

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

GoPro:  The only POV cam that matters

23:00:  Avalanche education Jones style, media requests, unread emails and texts, and Alpenglow Speaker Series

29:00:  Switching the way he was doing things, Protect Our Winters, McConkey, his role with POW, and the finances

40:00:  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

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

43:00:  Why won’t the ski industry influence politics in the name of the planet, Jones Snowboards, actual riding, and money

49:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Sherry McConkey

Nov 14, 2022

Chris Beresford’s young life was tough; he lost his mom young, then he’s raised by an alcoholic dad, then the family loses everything, and at the age of 13, Chris is responsible for things like his own food. While things could have turned dark, Chris didn’t end up dancing on stage 3; he was on the podium at all his moto races and then found family and community through snowboarding. At 20, he landed a gig at High Cascade Snowboard Camp, and from there came sponsorship and the creation of his brand Dang Shades. This one is a rags-to-riches story of perseverance. Scott Stevens asks the Inappropriate Questions

Chris Beresford Show Notes:

5:30:  What does he suck at, his family life, losing his mom, and the impact that has on his dad and childhood

12:00:  Moto, more about his dad, skiing, and snowboarding

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

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

24:00:  His crew, losing the house, making ends meet, money, and going to the resorts in Vermont

32:00:  Meeting Grenier, partying, filming, and getting a life-changing job

38:00:  Jesse Burtner, Think Thank, and filming his first video part 

41:30:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers; they support action sports more than anyone

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

43:00:  K2, making it “pro,” 32, getting dropped, and his Dang Shades dream and Empire

63:00: Inappropriate Questions with Scott Stevens

Nov 7, 2022

Connery Lundin’s ski career should be as prolific as he’s manufactured it to be. This is a kid from Oakland who was so burnt out on ski racing that he decided at 18 that he would never ski. That all changed with the right roommates, who got Connery back into skiing on his terms…and once Connery fell back in love with the sport, he went all in on becoming a pro skier. But, to make things harder for himself, he didn’t do much to promote himself off snow…. but that didn’t matter, and it all worked out. Connery graduated to his day job of filming with Warren Miller and MSP, and we talk about it all….

Connery Lundin Show Notes:

5:30:  Random acts of kindness, Oakland, skiing every weekend, JT Holmes, and ski racing   

15:00:  Product of Olympic Valley, moving to Tahoe with his mom and going to Sugar Bowl Academy, money, influential skiers, and being competitive    

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

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

25:00:  Bringing twin tips on trips, race results, when he realizes he’s not going to make it, quitting skiing, University of Colorado and Tony Siebert

32:00:  His first Free Skiing Word Tour event, more contests here and there, and going all in on the pro skier thing

36:00:  Moving to Jackson Hole, Powder days at Palisades,  Powder Days in Jackson, and networking

41:30:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers; they support action sports more than anyone

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

43:00:  Winning the 2015 Free Skiing World Tour, JT the mentor, filming, it’s who you know, and the momentum is building

50:00:  Injury, does it set his career back, Warren Miller trips, what’s next and

55:00:  Inappropriate Questions with JT Holmes

Oct 31, 2022

Davey Smidt is a chameleon; he’s a nice Jewish boy who’s god given gift is being an amazing communicator. Davey is just as comfortable talking to Travis Rice as he is a CEO, a professor, an intern, and a kid at the skatepark. He’s one of those people that gets along with everyone, and while nice guys finish last, that’s not the case with Davey. On the podcast, we talk about his South African roots, his Bar-Mitzvah, his college years, and the dream jobs he’s had at Monster and GoPro. This is a fun business episode, and Jaimeson Keegan asks the Inappropriate Questions.

Davey Smidt Show Notes:

3:30:  Sochi, South Africa, Judaism, sports, and limited skiing and snowboarding growing up

15:00:  Big Bear at 16, action sports culture, college, and Mammoth

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

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

23:00:  His superpower, X Games with Monster, buying podiums and Hansens Energy

34:00:  Guerilla marketing Red Bull Events, working with an agency, taking the marketing in-house, the athletes he inherited, and the travel

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

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

44:30:  Selling the logo, money can’t buy experiences, why would he leave, and being given a job with GoPro

54:00:  Athletes become content creators, what’s behind a viral video, advocates vs. athletes, one product launch a year, and who had he befriended over the GoPro years

64:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Jaimeson Keegan

Oct 24, 2022

Bruce Edgerly or “Edge” as he’s fondly known is one of the only ski entrepreneurs I know to sell his company, get rich, and still be involved in the day-to-day of the business. I haven’t had anyone on the podcast with that type of story and Edge is also the only Ivy League guy I’ve had on the show. But Edge is just a dirtbag kayaker and skier who parlayed the contacts he made while writing for Powder Magazine and Larry Flint into a guerilla marketing machine that would drive the company he and his partner started, BCA, to the forefront of the industry. This is the ski version of the Steve Jobs story…but with a lot more personality. Steve Christie asks Inappropriate Questions, and they are awesome.

Bruce Edgerly Show Notes:

3:30:  Moving to Miami, Holderness Academy, Hockey at Brown University, and then moving to Utah

8:00:  Graduating from Brown, getting a real job in Basalt, getting fired from that job, and then delivering the newspaper  

12:00:  Miami Vice in Aspen, kayaking, Dean Cummings, the AK Heli Wars, and Powder Magazine

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

22:30:  Larry Flint, forerunning extreme comps in AK, and the birthday party that changes his life

31:00:  Creating the BCA market through connections, being a Peruvian hat-wearing Tele skier, road-tripping the Alpine Trekker, financing, and what production look like

35:00:  The idea for the digital transceiver, who built the Tracker, the avalanche that kickstarted the Tracker

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

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

43:00:  The Beacon Wars, making bold claims that made people angry, Steve Conger’s advice, winning over Canada and Europe, and validation in the States

54:00:  First live recovery, airbags, putting his house and assets on the line in the name of BCA, and selling to K2

67:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Steve Christie

Oct 17, 2022

Gus Kenworthy is so much more than an Olympic and X Games Medalist. He’s more than an AFP or Dew Tour Overall Champion. Really, Gus is so much more than just a skier. He’s a humanitarian who risked everything to ride pipe (and slopestyle) like no-one before him. Gus is also the first professional athlete come out in the prime of his career. This is a story about bravery, feelings, and freedom. It’s a do not miss where we touch on his is amazing ski career, when he knew he had a secret, living with that over the years, the plan to come out and so much more. Michael Spencer and “Digi” Dave Amirault ask the Inappropriate Questions.

Gus Kenworthy Show Notes

3:30:  Not prepping for the season, who he will keep in touch with, Telluride, other brother peer pressure, team sports, and the Fate pants era

11:00:  Is he competitive, crashes, and his really awkward younger years

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

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

23:00:  Losing his BFF at 14, Candide, CoreUPT Skis, Armada, and living with Bobby Brown,

33:00:  Do his secrets impact his success (especially at X Games), not being able to focus, and the freedom of being transparent

39:30:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

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

41:00:  Is he living a secret double life, Sochi Olympics, having his halfpipe spot taken away from him, getting the silver and does he overshadow the other medalists

52:00:  Quitting Empire Gloves, the coming out plan and telling the world,

62:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Michael Spencer and “Digi” Dave Amirault

Oct 10, 2022

Brant Moles is a living legend, a World Extreme Champion who filmed with all the heavy hitters and is now back for part 2 of his podcast. The second half of his career is way more exciting than the race years; we talk about the extreme comp circuit, his role in forming the IFSA, MSP, TGR WM, IMAX, fat skis, injuries sponsorship, McConkey, and so much more. This is the first time Brant has shared any of this with a podcast, and you won’t want to miss it.

Brant Moles Show Notes:

3:30:  Peruvian, coming back to the US as an unknown, his first Extreme’s and first trip to AK

14:00:  Meeting the MSP crew, sponsorship progression, the SOS nightmare, and money

19:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

21:00:  Not being a good self-promoter, battling for things, his shared vision with McConkey, and getting on fat skis for the first time

33:00:  Founding the IFSA, winning three comps in 1997, does he prepare for 1997 differently, and the vibe of the contests

41:30:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers; they support action sports more than anyone

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

43:00:  In the right headspace, Worlds in AK, filming with MSP, TGR, WM, and IMAX

57:00:  X-Games, a string of injuries, the comeback, how the pro career ended, taking care of the legends, and what he is up to now

73:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Keith Carlson

Oct 3, 2022

Drew Petersen’s life and times have been defined by highs and lows from the time he was a little kid. On one hand, he lived in Colorado and developed a passion for skiing young. While that passion grows, so does depression and bipolar disorder, which is not diagnosed until much later in life. Combining that with a life of winning ski contests on the weekends and then returning to school as the smart, intense kid wasn’t the best combination. But Drew pushed through, made it as a pro skier, then had terrible accidents in the mountains, with a lot of head trauma and the suicidal thoughts became way stronger than they were at 9 years old. I’ve said enough, this is a heavy podcast, Drew is not afraid to share, and everyone should listen.

Drew Petersen Show Notes:

3:30:  Sunburn, The Quality Film Time Tour, and growing up in Silverthorne

12:00:  Getting into skiing, tantrums, brain injuries impact memories, motional control and the injury mental illness timeline

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

23:00:  Suicidal thoughts at age 9, what type of skiing he was doing, getting his own insurance, and the Telluride accident

35:00:  Faction Skis, Jr big mountain contests, getting into Powder’s top skiers 18 and under, and Lance Armstrong

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

GoPro:  The only action sports camera that matters

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

43:30:  Japan at 17, who he competed against, University of Utah, big injury in college, and getting “Ski The Wild West” funded

52:00:  Accident on Hood, Self-Rescue, going into a dark place, coping with booze and weed, and the series of bad events that he thought he was the root of

61:00:  The relief of getting help and public speaking

66:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Todd Ligare

Sep 27, 2022

Mike Styskal, aka Styk, has lived his life as a creative force in snowboard design, but Styk is so much more than that. He's one of those people that exudes effortless cool: he always has a different unique look, and his sense of style is always on point. It's a characteristic that helped this Nebraska farm boy go from the small-town USA to the progressive city of Seattle and thrive. On the podcast, we talk about Nebraska, Burning Bush Studios, Ride, China, trouble, Draplin, and so much more. If you like business episodes, don't miss this one.

Mike Styskal Show Notes

3:30:  Growing up in Grant, Nebraska, in the '70s, the art influence of automotive boxes, and skiing

8:30:  Was he a weird art kid, Dazed and Confused, his only time getting his ass kicked at a bar, and Carnie State College

14:00:  Fraternity life, hazing, design by hand in college, commercial art, and his sign-making business

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

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

24:30:  The Seattle designer's dress code, becoming part of the Seattle underground scene, and Frank Zepponi,

33:00:  Burning Bush Studios, The Representative in a Box, and landing the K2 skis account

41:45:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers; they support action sports more than anyone

GoPro:  The only action sports camera that matters

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

43:00:  The K2 Dog Poster, Ride, the Bob Hall years, the K2 acquisition, and hiring a team

60:00:  Muscat, Draplin, China, lawsuits, and  trouble

74:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Mark Fankhauser

Sep 19, 2022

Brant Moles is one of those legends that have zero ego. While he’s a quiet guy, he’s not afraid to share what happened with his career…and in the first part of his career, he was a Wisconsin-based ski racer who went to an east coast academy with the goal of making the US Ski Team…but with all stories like Brant’s, politics play a role. When that happens, it usually doesn’t work out. The good thing is Brant Moles’ career isn’t remembered for racing; it’s remembered for winning extreme contests, filming with the heavy hitters of his time, and helping lobby the industry to make fat skis. Brant Moles helped change the sport of skiing with product and how he used it in Alaska, and his story is one that should have been told long ago….but this is his first podcast.

Brant Moles Show Notes:

3:30:  Skiers of the Midwest, Racine, Wisconsin, The Playboy Club, and skiing in Wisco

11:30:  Dirt bikes and sleds young, other sports, ski racing, divorce, and rebellion

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

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

23:00:  Green Mountain Valley School, being small, pressure, speed events, and not making the team

33:00:  Post Grad years, and doing all he could to make it all over again only to have politics end his career,  not caring about skiing

40:30:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers; they support action sports more than anyone

GoPro:  The only action sports camera that matters

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

43:00:  Blizzard of Ahhh’s, Snowboarders in Exile, Filming with Rob Bruce, and Spinal Snap

54:00:  Getting the Golden Ticket to Hollywood and Europe, access to the mountains that no one else had, and sponsored by Nobis

60:00:  Survival skiing, out of his comfort zone, and no tracks anywhere in France

65:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Jeremy Nobis and Rob Bruce

Sep 5, 2022

Ethan Stone Fortier is a force in the world of snowboard media. He’s one of the hosts of the wildly successful Bomb Hole Podcast, he’s been a snowboard photographer for over 20 years, and he’s personally responsible for one of the more iconic brands in snowboard history, Technine. On the podcast, we talk all things Bomb Hole, coming up in Vermont, the VTSP, starting brands, working with investors, the business behind the photography, and much more. Chris Grenier asks the Inappropriate Questions

E Stone Show Notes

4:30:  Naming the Misty Flip, The beginning of The Bomb Hole in the pandemic, and the initial game plan

9:00:  When do you start believing the show is your future, building the empire,  the multiple revenue-generating arms of the show, and the workload breakout

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

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

Outdoor Research:  The best outerwear ever built just got better

22:30:  YouTube V Podcast traffic, ownership of The Bomb Hole, and money

25:00:  Growing up in Vermont, life changes with divorce, rebellion, weed, and dancehall

30:00:  Colchester Snowboard Club, VTSP, The Green Mountain Series,  moving to Avon with a ton of pros and tinkering with products

41:30:  10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers; they support action sports more than anyone

Rollerblade:  Ski season may be over, but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating

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

42:30:  The Technine evolution, how the industry reacted, getting swindled by his dad, and production in China

54:00:  Mistakes, investors, Photography, the business of photos, and the end of Technine for him

66:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Chris Grenier  

Aug 26, 2022

Eric Schrijn is a street skater with legendary status and infinite wisdom. He was the winner of the first ever IMYTA street contest, he’s had timeless video sections, magazine covers, pro model products and  X Games hardware. While he was making this happen, he was also dealing with a family suicide, a diagnosis of bi-polar and managing all of that. Throughout it all, Eric has been on the forefront of progression as an athlete and as a person, he’s one of my favorite athletes to travel, hang and podcast with. Some good stories come out of this one.

Eric Schrijn Show Notes

3:30:  California fires, Escondido, blind dad, money, and California kid

14:00: Inline hockey, Chris Edwards, religion, sponsorship, and contests    

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: Pioneer of the home study program, X Games, TV, The GAP and money

30:00: Focusing on filming, IMYTA, give and take of skating, losing his brother and cannabis

41:30:  Rollerblade: Ski season may be over but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating

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

43:00:  More cannabis, Razors, bi-polar diagnosis, K2, and skate milestones  

55:00:  The end of pro, growing cannabis for a living, hos growing ends,

72:00: Inappropriate Questions with Louie Zamora and Mike Powell  

Aug 22, 2022

For my last Best of Inappropriate Questions episode, I’m focusing on the snowboard side of things and have some laugh-out-loud questions and answers for you. Think names like John Cardiel, Mike Ranquet, Danny Davis, Mikey LeBlanc, Eric Jackson, the Mitrani Brothers, and many more. It’s a don’t miss episode that has something for everyone.

Best of Inappropriate Questions, The Snowboard Edition:

5:00:  I ask John Cardiel questions

8:00:  Matt Sickels asks Mikey LeBlanc questions

12:00:  Glen Plake asks Mike Ranquet Questions  

16:00:  Jeff Ament asks Joel Gomez questions

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

22:00:  Chris Cote asks Todd Richards questions

25:30:  Matt Peterson asks Chad Otterstrom questions   

29:00:  Shaun McKay asks Patrick McCarthy questions

32:00:  Hana Beaman asks Robin Van Gyn questions

35:30:  Shaun McKay asks Eric Jackson questions

39:30:  Rollerblade: Ski season may be over but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating

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

41:30:  Jaimeson Keegan asks Dan Brisse questions

44:00:  Patrick McCarthy asks Sammy Lubke questions

48:00:  Jody Wachniak asks Matt Belzile questions

51:00:  Mark Fawcett asks Seth Wescott questions

54:30:  Luke Mitrani (and others) asks Danny Davis questions

59:00:  Luke Mitrani (and others) ask Jack Mitrani questions

63:00: E Stone asks Chris Grenier questions

Aug 15, 2022

Inappropriate Questions has been a staple of The Powell Movement podcast over the past couple of seasons. But did you know the show pre-dates TPM?  Years ago, I had a podcast with Powder Magazine called “Sponsored,” and to build my own audience off that show, I created Inappropriate Questions as a stand-alone podcast and put it out on the TPM feed. When Powder killed the Sponsored pod, I pulled old IQ episodes off the internet, knowing I would create what you are listening to today. So please enjoy this special two-part episode, Inappropriate Questions from the Vault: The Sponsored Years

IQ From the Vault Show Notes Part 2

5:00:  Karl Fostvedt asks Caroline Gleich 2 questions  

8:00:  Caroline Gleich ask Frank Raymond a question

11:00:  Frank Raymond asks David Lesh a question

16:00:  David Lesh asks Aaron McGovern two questions

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

22:00:  Aaron McGovern asks Lexi DuPont a question

25:30:  I ask Elyse Saugstad two questions  

29:00:  I ask Kristi Leskinen 2 questions

31:00:  I help Kristi Leskinen with 2 questions for Drew Tabke

35:30:  Drew Tabke asks 2 questions to Julian Carr  

39:30:  Rollerblade: Ski season may be over but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating

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

41:30:  Julian Carr asks Pep Fujas a question

44:00:  I help Pep Fujas with questions for Colston VB

48:00:  Colston VB asks Kim Reichhelm 2 questions  

52:00:  I help Kim Reichhelm with questions for Matt Margetts

56:30:  Matt Margetts asks 2 questions with Mike Hattrup

62:00:  I ask Rachel Burks 2 questions

Aug 7, 2022

Inappropriate Questions has been a staple of The Powell Movement podcast over the past couple of seasons. But did you know the show pre-dates TPM?  Years ago, I had a podcast with Powder Magazine called “Sponsored.” To build my audience off that show, I created Inappropriate Questions as a stand-alone podcast and put it out on the TPM feed. When Powder killed the Sponsored pod, I pulled old IQ episodes off the internet, knowing I would create what you are listening to today. So please enjoy this special two-part episode, Inappropriate Questions from the Vault: The Sponsored Years

IQ From the Vault Show Notes

6:00:  I ask two questions to Sean Pettit

10:00:  Wayne Wong asks Colby West a question

16:00:  Colby West asks Chris Benchetler a question

19:00:  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

21:00:  Colby asks Chris a second question

26:30:  Chris Benchetler asks Michelle Parker a question

30:00:  Michelle Parker asks Kent Kreitler a question

34:00:  Sammy Carlsen asks Glen Plake a question  

39:30:  Rollerblade: Ski season may be over, but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating

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

41:30:  Glen Plake asks Cody Townsend a question

47:00:  Cody Townsend asks Greg Stump two questions

48:00:  Greg Stump asks Hadley Hammer 3 questions

50:00:  Hadley Hammer asks Mike Douglas a question

55:00:  I ask Skogen Sprang a question

58:30:  Mike Douglas asks Clayton Vila a question

Aug 1, 2022

Robin Goomes went from an unknown name to one of the top women in freeride mountain biking, and she did this almost overnight by backflipping her way into the spotlight…But, before this Kiwi’s meteoric rise in the bike world, Robin grew up on a remote island and then entered the military. On Robin’s first podcast, we talk about the wild ride she has been on since 2021 and the road she took to being the first female to land a backflip in competition and jumpstarting her career. Harriet Burbage-Smith asks Inappropriate Questions.

Robin Goomes Show Notes:

3:30:  New to media, her unique upbringing with her mom and sister, and growing up on a dirt bike

14:00:  Hanging with the boys, work ethic, moto, BMX, and high school on the mainland

15:00:  Sharks, joining the army, and military travel

21:00:  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:  Taking orders, riding mountain bikes in the military and leaving the military, and moving to Rotorua to ride

30:00:  Racing DH, peers that push her, Red Bull Formation, Mons Royale “Future Grounds” and being an alternate at the second Red Bull Formation

40:30:  Rollerblade: Ski season may be over, but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating

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

42:00:  Does she get star struck, not getting to ride at Formation, and how she gets invited to Crankworks

48:00:  The 6 backflips heard around the world, learning the trick, sponsors, and Megavalanche

55:00:  Audi Nines, is it all a blur, and winning at Crankworks a month ago

50:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Harriet Burbage-Smith

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