EPISODE 100: TANNER HALL

EPISODE 100: TANNER HALL

Tanner Hall is arguably the best skier of all time.   From contests wins to video parts, Tanner has continued to re-invent his game for over 20 years.  This 100th episode is a look into Tanner’s life, career and all the things that make Tanner Hall, Tanner Hall.  It’s not always pretty and his emotions get the best of him sometimes, but Tanner Hall is one of the G.O.A.T.’s and his story is one that everyone should hear. 

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EPISODE 99: ANNA SEGAL

EPISODE 99: ANNA SEGAL

Anna Segal came to America with a dream of ski greatness.  This determined Aussie had some raw talent, but was never the best skier on the mountain, but she outworked everyone.  The combination of the talent she had and the work she put in to develop that talent even further, took her to the top.  And while there were a lot of tears and breaks along the way,  Anna made her dreams come true.  Now Anna is at a different phase of her career and we talk about it all.

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EPISODE 98: RUSSELL WINFIELD

EPISODE 98: RUSSELL WINFIELD

Russell Winfield is a legendary snowboarder.  He came up on the East Coast and lived a pretty charmed life.  From his comfortable upbringing in Connecticut, he went to private school in the city and lived a double life as a snowboarder.  And snowboarding took over and took Russell all over the place…just like he is on the podcast.  We talk race, snowboarding, choices, and life.  There will be a part 2.    

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EPISODE 97: CALLUM PETTIT

EPISODE 97: CALLUM PETTIT

Callum Pettit’s early life was spent in the shadows of his little brother’s pro ski career.  While the brothers were a package deal for sponsors, Sean Pettit was the draw.  Eventually, Cal and Sean’s sponsorship paths went separate ways, which left Cal figuring out what was next.  Which was new sponsors and a blue collar career compared to Sean’s white collar lifestyle.  Throughout it all, there was never any drama between Cal and Sean and it’s cool to hear the story from both sides.  This podcast is Cal’s version.

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EPISODE 96: ROBIN VAN GYN

EPISODE 96: ROBIN VAN GYN

Robin Van Gyn has been a pro snowboarder for over a decade.  She didn’t get on a snowboard until she was 16 and it was full speed ahead from there.  From riding the Olympic Park in college to graduating to Backcountry riding, Robin is one of those people that bring an attitude that’s always fun.  She’s one of those rare people that raises the stoke level every time.  On the podcast we talk a lot about gender, inclusion, and what it took to make it.  Hana Beaman takes care of the Inappropriate Questions

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EPISODE 95: TOM WALLISCH

EPISODE 95: TOM WALLISCH

Tom Wallisch is first return guest to The Powell Movement and there’s a reason for that…..He’s Tom Wallisch…..He sits on the board of directors for the US Ski and Snowboard Team, he’s all about giving back to the sport, he’s a living legend, and even as he’s gotten older, he’s kept his finger on the pulse of all ski media while continuing to  create his own. Wallisch always makes for an entertaining podcast.

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EPISODE 94: MIKE DOUGLAS

EPISODE 94: MIKE DOUGLAS

Mike Douglas is a living legend in the ski industry.  He’s known in the ski world as “The Godfather”, he was one of the behind the scenes leaders of the New Canadian Airforce, a group that takes credit for the development of the first modern twin tip.  Nowadays, he’s still a paid, pro skier but his focus is on filmmaking and his production company Switchback Entertainment has been killing it for over a decade.  We talk about it all on the podcast.

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EPISODE 92: RYAN RUNKE

EPISODE 92: RYAN RUNKE

Ryan Runke has an insane resume but his path to becoming a successful sports agent is as far from traditional as it gets.  Runke looks different, acts different, and has done things his way for a long time and it seems to be working.  On the podcast we talk his team sports days, transitioning to a dirtbag team manager and who morphed into a professional agent to the actin sports stars.  They don’t make many like Runke...

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EPISODE 91: BEN FERGUSON

EPISODE 91: BEN FERGUSON

Ben Ferguson is not your typical half pipe rider. In a world where riders used to ride every type of terrain, the athletes today seem more specialized, especially the competition athletes.  But Ben only competes because he can, He's a snowboarder first, who has the talent in the pipe that generates exposure, sponsorship dollars and everything else that goes along with being an Olympic level rider.  The cool thing about Ben is he doesn’t care about any of that, he’s all about the riding, man.

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EPISODE 89: ANGEL COLLINSON

EPISODE 89: ANGEL COLLINSON

Angel Collinson was born into the ski world.  She grew up in Snowbird employee housing, where she honed her race skills enough to barely not make the US Ski Team.  With racing over, college and big mountain skiing competitions took over.  Skiing won.  Over the years there have been a lot of women who have pushed the envelope on snow but Angel transcends gender….she’s just a bad ass skier who charges harder than anyone these past few years…guy or girl.  Her story is not what you expect…..

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EPISODE 88: MIKE YOSHIDA

EPISODE 88: MIKE YOSHIDA

Mike Yoshida’s photography career started as a skateboard dirtbag in Alaska and then he made his way down to the Lower 48.  He’s spent seasons riding Baker and getting to know the NW, the snowboard scene and the people involved in it.  His summers at Mt Hood turned into a photo gig at K2 he parlayed that into gigs with Snowboarder and Transworld.  Today, he is the Photo Editor of Snowboarder Magazine, a dream job for anyone who likes to slide sideways.  On the podcast, we talk about the road to his desk. 

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S2/ EP87: MIKE RANQUET

S2/ EP87: MIKE RANQUET

Mike Ranquet is part of a rare breed of athlete (for lack of better term) who’s a legend in his sport but never became a household name.  His lack of filter when it came to sharing his opinions kept him out of the mainstream media, you only saw him in paid ads and video parts.  His style and attitude helped shape a sport and his story is a rollercoaster of awesome.  Do not miss this one.

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S2 / EP86: SCOTT GAFFNEY

S2 / EP86: SCOTT GAFFNEY

Scott Gaffney is a Sherpa in the world of elite athletes.  He carries a 40 pound backpack through some of the more remote places in the world all in the name of “getting the shot”.  Like many before him, the ski dream was only achieved through hardships that a lot of us don’t know.  Sleeping in cars, taking showers in local sprinkler systems and doing whatever it takes to make it.  And for Scott, “making it” became a sort of groundhog day of filming, editing and producing rad ski movies.  Hear the whole story on the podcast.  

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S2 / EP85: GIRAY DADALI

S2 / EP85: GIRAY DADALI

Giray Dadali spent his whole life in the shadow if his older brother, pro skier Ahmet Dadali.  While working to create a name for himself in the ski world, Giray realized he already had a name that everyone knew, Ahmet’s Brother.  Fast forward to today and Giray has had 3 signature Ahmet’s Brother Pro Model Skis and has finally stepped out from his brother’s shadow, kind of.  On top of all that, Giray is a schooled engineer who created and is currently selling the often sold out Daymaker Touring System.  His story is awesome and his experience, totally different than his brothers. 

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S2 / EP84: ERIC IBERG

S2 / EP84: ERIC IBERG

Eric Iberg grew up in Edina, MN, but there was no cake-eating in his life.  It was all about skiing and baseball...and baseball didn't work out.  This legendary filmmaker is also a true ski historian.  He’s a creative who’s also a people person that used film-making as his launch into the ski world.  Over the years, there were a lot of companies, movies and experiences…everything but a big payday for Eric and we talk about it all on the podcast.

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S2 / EP83: AHMET DADALI

S2 / EP83: AHMET DADALI

Ahmet Dadali knows -better than most- that to make it as a pro skier, coming from the East Coast, you have to have that one-track mind, the drive to push though the bs and make it happen for yourself.  Ahmet and his 'I hate NY Crew', not only came form the East but helped shape the game in the world of street skiing.  Ahmet is opinionated and has no problem saying what he's thinking. 

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S2 / EP82: LUKE AIKINS

S2 / EP82: LUKE AIKINS

Luke Aikins is a skydiver that is known to the masses as the guy who jumped out of a plane at 25,000 feet without a parachute and lived to tell the story.  That is only part of his story.  From personal tragedy to finding the dream sponsor that enabled him to have a career, Luke has always defied the “adrenaline junky” stereotype thrust upon skydivers of his caliber.  On the podcast, we talk about some incredible projects that he’s been a part of and the one he’s currently planning, which will be one of the most insane stunts of all time. 

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S2 / EP81: BOBBY WHITTAKER

S2 / EP81: BOBBY WHITTAKER

Bobby Whittaker was born into climbing royalty, his dad, Jim, was the first American to climb Everest and was the CEO of REI for many years.  Bobby didn’t follow in his footsteps, he blazed his own trail through the emerging music scene in Seattle.  While having no musical background, Bobby had drive and a personality like no other.  He was able to parlay that charisma into a 30-year music career that went from Mudhoney to REM to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  Now he’s back in West Seattle, working on his conservation projects and promoting his award-winning documentary, “Return to Mount Kennedy”....... Hear his story on the podcast. 

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