TPM EPISODE 35: TIM EDDY

TPM EPISODE 35: TIM EDDY

Tim Eddy is one of the more positive people you'll ever meet and he happens to be a pro snowboarder with an interesting story.  He started slaying rails and rocking a persona known as T-Money when he was an up-an-comer on Burton and then he really found his true, wacky, self when he left the brand.   We talk about being an am, what it means to go pro, the financial crisis, tiny homes and more...

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TPM EPISODE 33: MATT VAUGHAN

TPM EPISODE 33: MATT VAUGHAN

In 1987, the (West) Seattle music scene and Easy Street Records were both in their infancy.  Both the scene and the store showed a DIY ethos that is still apparent today.  The global culture that was created by the scene was cultivated locally by the store.  There were a lot of players in Seattle, Matt Vaughan was and still is a very important one…He would never say that but he says a lot on the podcast.

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TPM EPISODE 32: ANDY PARRY

TPM EPISODE 32: ANDY PARRY

 

Andy Parry is one of the more unique skiers on the planet.  He’s an innovator, a pioneer of content creation, and the one skier who knows what the kids want….and he delivers it to them via the web on a weekly basis (for 10 seasons) with the wildly successful Line Traveling Circus web series.  Find out how Andy relied on creativity more than to talent to make his pro ski dreams come true.

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TPM EPISODE 31: BRIAN ARAGON

TPM EPISODE 31: BRIAN ARAGON

 

Brian Aragon’s life sounded like a dream until he realized it wasn’t.  He was a world champion pro skater and his video parts were as legendary as his park skills.  He’s traveled the world many times over, had 6 Pro Model skates, and a skatepark named after him all before the age of 30…. And then he rolled away from it all to become the Inside Account Manager over at Arrow Electronics.  Find out why on the podcast

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TPM EPISODE 28: TRISTAN HERBERT

TPM EPISODE 28: TRISTAN HERBERT

 

Not too many professional snowboarders, or race car drivers, come from the streets of Great Falls, VA.  Tristan Herbert is the only person I know to have owned both those titles along with a few others.  A naturally gifted athlete who always seems to land on his feet, Tristan has used up more than a few of his nine lives on his way to running the US Race Programs for Lamborghini and Audi.  It’s a story full of injuries that changed Tristan’s career path time after time.

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TPM EPISODE 27: COLE SEELY

TPM EPISODE 27: COLE SEELY

Cole Seely’s road to Supercross stardom is a lot different than most.  It starts in an apartment in California, where his parents put everything they have into Cole’s career….and then Cole quits racing at 16.  When he returns months later, the pressure is lifted and it all comes together for Cole.  He consistently places in the top 5 in 250 class and then moves up to 450’s.  Right now, Cole is at the top of his game and at 27, the next few years should define his career.

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TPM EPISODE 26: JT HOLMES

TPM EPISODE 26: JT HOLMES

For most of JT Holmes’ 20+ years as a professional athlete, he’s been looked at as a pro skier and he still has that title.  These days JT moonlights as a wingsuit pilot, off-road racer, and stuntman, all at a professional level.  He’s worked to achieve some great things in the mountains, air, and on the big screen over the years while experiencing more loss (people doing what they love) than anyone I know.  JT lives in a world of risk and he gets ‘real’ talking about death, his avalanche, and his career in general.

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TPM EPISODE 24: CAM MCCAUL

TPM EPISODE 24: CAM MCCAUL

Cam McCaul has done more in 31 years than most people do in a lifetime.  It all started with his bike and he’s never looked back.  From the beginnings of mountain biking to the slopestyle contests of today, Cam has lived through it all.  Unofficially retired from competition, Cam is still at most events, only now he’s commentating on the action.  And if you miss the comps, you can always see him hosting ‘Locals” on Outside TV.

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TPM EPISODE 23: JILL KINTNER

TPM EPISODE 23: JILL KINTNER

Jill Kintner is a badass on a bike and has been for more than half of her life.  Regardless of the discipline, she had a drive to be the best on her bike and that drive was first instilled by her dad.  Her story is a rollercoaster of emotions dominated by a lot of wins and one huge loss, it’s worthy of its own afterschool special.  Jill tells her story, from the NW, to the Olympics, and beyond.

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TPM EPISODE 22: ARLO EISENBERG

TPM EPISODE 22: ARLO EISENBERG

Arlo Eisenberg was once dubbed the face and voice of his generation and his story sounds like the best 90’s movie that was never made.  Arlo, the punk rock kid from Texas drops out of the University of Texas and moves to California to become a star in a sport that isn’t really a sport yet.  He arrives on Venice Beach, gets “found” and blows up to be a global sensation who lives a life that is every 13 year old’s fantasy.  Along the way he stirs up a national controversy, hosts the X-Games and rides off into a world of graphic design.

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TPM EPISODE 21: ALEX BROSKOW

TPM EPISODE 21: ALEX BROSKOW

Alex Broskow’s life is full of juxtapositions.  From dropping out of high school and moving into the dorms of the University of Kansas to being an athlete who is looked at as one of the best to ever participate in his sport…but couldn’t afford groceries.   This rare interview dives deep into the world of skating, travel and all that comes with being a pro athlete (minus money).

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TPM EPISODE 20: DON WALLACE

TPM EPISODE 20: DON WALLACE

The road to wakeboard industry that Don Wallace took was different than most. From humble beginnings in Grass Valley, CA where life revolved around street rods, skiing, and hanging out with his brother/crew.  From there it was on to college in the big city of Eugene where his Surfing Magazine subscription parlayed itself into and internship and eventually a career that is highlighted by the sinking of an $80,000 boat amongst other things.

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TPM EPISODE 18: JOE CIAGLIA

TPM EPISODE 18: JOE CIAGLIA

 

On paper, Joe Ciaglia's life sounds like a mob movie where the mobster, Joe, is bagging groceries at a store conveniently located across from the track.   He meets a couple older gentlemen who introduce him to the inside world of the track.  While learning the underbelly of the horse game, Joey starts winning city contracts for skate parks.   It’s an interesting rag to riches story that includes professional skateboarders (Rob Dyrdek), race horses, accusations of collusion and no mob ties that I know of.

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TPM EPISODE 17: TOM SCHAAR

TPM EPISODE 17: TOM SCHAAR

Tom Schaar is your average 17-year-old...sometimes.  He goes to high school, likes to hang out with his brother and friends and gets in trouble with his parents for not doing his homework.  In his other life, he’s traveling the world, winning X Games gold and even finding time to buy himself an Audi.  While Tom can be the average kid on the personal level, there’s nothing average about what he brings to the table on the professional level.

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TPM EPISODE 16: MIKE JAQUET

TPM EPISODE 16: MIKE JAQUET

At first glance, there’s nothing that screams “rad” about Mike Jaquet, but at points in his career he has been one of the most influential and visionary people in the world of action sports.  From founding FREEZE Magazine to directing sales and marketing at Transworld to VP of College Sports TV (and being bought by CBS) and his last paid employment, a 5 year run as CMO of The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association that ended 4/1, Mike has left positive legacies everywhere he's been.  His career has developed and intersected with influential personalities and moments in sports and we chat about them…

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