S2 / EP16: MIKE WILSON

S2 / EP16: MIKE WILSON

Mike Wilson is an athlete with elite ability and you can say he "made it" in the world of action sports.  You can also say that Mike didn’t achieve his full potential. Mike has always marched to the beat of his own drummer and while some athletes choose to  be team players, Mike was more of a lone wolf.  People thought he was a loose cannon and maybe he is. On the podcast Mike tells his story and he has no filter.

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S2 / EP15: JOSH BROWN

S2 / EP15: JOSH BROWN

Josh Brown’s life has been an open book to the public from the time he moved to Foyil, OK (Pop 236) when he was a tween.  The publicity used to be a good thing that brought women, fortune and fame to a small-town kid who achieved a dream that alludes 99.5 percent of all kids, playing in an NFL Game.  Eventually, the publicity turned bad, domestic violence, divorce, and a virtual blackball by NFL teams.  Hear what Josh has to say about his meteoric rise, crash and burn and putting the pieces back together

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S2 / EP13: MATTHIAS GIRAUD

S2 / EP13: MATTHIAS GIRAUD

Matthias Giraud aka Super Frenchie, is one of those passionate people who has way too much energy.  He’s also pro skier/BASE jumper  who travels the world creating insane videos for a living.  We talk getting into BASE jumping without proper experience, a lifetime of gnarly things, how his perspective on risk has changed over time and how he’s still alive after hitting a cliff at 70 MPH.  Hear the whole, crazy story on the podcast.

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S2 / EP12: MIKEY LEBLANC

S2 / EP12: MIKEY LEBLANC

Mikey LeBlanc is a legend in snowboarding .  He’s known for teeth breaking ollies, high consequence rails and riding just about everything during his 25+ year snowboard career.  His story starts in Maine and takes him on a tour of mountain towns as he navigates his way through the snowboard industry coming to find himself at the helm of one of the most stylish outerwear brands in the game.  Mikey’s story is one of heart, he worked his ass off to create some lucky breaks and then took full advantage of the opportunities he was provided.  He’s a cool dude and it’s a great story!

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S2 / EP11: MURRAY WAIS

S2 / EP11: MURRAY WAIS

Murray Wais was a punk rock kid who left Seattle for a community college that put him in the mountains.  He fell in love with that life, became an instructor and then graduated to studying journalism at the University of Oregon.  Fast forward to being laid off by Microsoft,  he decided to work for free and follow his ski bum dreams.  He ended up kitting gold with a lot of hard work, some amazing skiers and what was to become matchstick productions.   Listen to Murray tell it how it is on the podcast.

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S2 / EP10: STEELE SPENCE

S2 / EP10: STEELE SPENCE

Olympic Judge Steele Spence has a storied history in the ski industry.  He was part of the second wave of new school skiers and one who had a knack for greasing the burliest of rails.  His urban game was top notch before most people knew that urban skiing was a thing.  When pro skiing wasn’t an option anymore, Steele moved in-house and designed skis and products for 4FRNT.  The life of a desk jockey was not for Steele and he quickly found himself in a new role, as a judge.  Countless events later, Steele is an Olympic judge and with judging comes criticism.  Listen to the podcast to hear Steel address everything around the scoring at the Olympic Games.  

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S2 / EP9: DEVIN LOGAN

S2 / EP9: DEVIN LOGAN

Devin Logan is the youngest of 5 kids and was treated like a little brother by her two closest siblings, Sean and Chris.  Chasing her brothers around in between runs at contests and their general influence on her has given her the relaxed confidence that she uses to reach the podium at places like the Olympics….which she is about to do so tune in to watch Devin go for Gold in Slopestyle and Halfpipe in South Korea.

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S2 / EP8: DAVID WISE

S2 / EP8: DAVID WISE

David Wise is the most decorated halfpipe skier of all-time.  Going into the Olympic Games, he is on fire and is everyone’s favorite to win back to back gold medals.  He’s a likable 27 year old going on 40.  He has a wife, 2 kids, and likes to spend a lot of time alone in the woods bowhunting.  In a world of rock stars, he’s a man of faith with nothing to prove to anyone other than himself.  We talk life, getting dropped from 4FRNT and more on the podcast

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S2 / EP7: BRITA SIGOURNEY

S2 / EP7: BRITA SIGOURNEY

Brita Sigourney has spent most of her ski career in two places:  Standing on the podium and laying in a hospital bed.  She’s going into the Olympics with a clean bill of health and the some of the best results she’s ever had as a professional skier.  On the podcast Brita and I talk about her whole life and focus on the multitude of injuries she has experienced over the past 8 years, coming back to podiums each time and more.  It’s another good one!

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S2 / EP6: TORIN YATER-WALLACE

S2 / EP6: TORIN YATER-WALLACE

Torin Yater-Wallace had to overcome more challenges than anyone I’ve talked to.  From growing up with a dad in prison, to moving countess times as a kid, to injuries, to a sickness that became so bad that he was medically paralyzed for 10 days.  Through all of this, Torin had skiing and all his dreams revolved around becoming a professional.  With all the cards stacked against him, Torin never quit or felt sorry for himself and made his dreams happen.  The funny thing is, listening to the podcast, it doesn’t even sound like he likes halfpipe skiing.

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S2 / EP5: TIM POGUE

S2 / EP5: TIM POGUE

Tim Pogue is a visionary in the world of action sports, specifically the world of snow.  When this 10 year non-alum of University of Minnesota, he also happened to be a sponsored windsurfer, moved west is his VW bus, the last place anyone would expect him to land was taking classes at Harvard or on Wall Street. Tim’s life has been the one of dreams for the action sports marketer turned executive and he maps out his long strange trip on the podcast.

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S2 / EP4: NICK GOEPPER

S2 / EP4: NICK GOEPPER

There was a time when Axl Rose left his small town in Indiana as there was nothing left for him there.  To make it, he needed to move west where he would surround himself with other, likeminded people.  While Nick Goepper is no Axl Rose, his story is the same.  He started honing his craft in the Hoosier state, moved west to Windells Academy and found more success than he ever dreamed of.  Like Axl, Nick learned that with success comes problems.  While Nick didn’t alienate his fans and get fat, he did uncover some real issues that we talk about in the podcast.

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S2 / EP3: ALEX SCHLOPY

S2 / EP3: ALEX SCHLOPY

Alex Schlopy set a goal for himself going into the 2014 Olympic Games:  In his words it was “make the Olympics or I’d rather be dead.”  Unfortunately, Alex missed making the US Olympic Team by the slimmest of margins and decided to seek out crack and heroin to dull his pain and follow through on the ‘or I’d rather part’.  A few suicide attempts and an arrest later, Alex went to treatment and is currently getting back into the sport he loves.   He’s young and still has a chance to regain all that he thought he threw away.  Hear his whole story on the podcast.

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S2 / EP2: JOSS CHRISTENSEN

S2 / EP2: JOSS CHRISTENSEN

Joss Christensen was on the bubble to make the US Olympic Team in 2014 when he lost his dad.  When he was selected to the US Team with the discretionary spot, skiers all over the internet were outraged and Joss was put down, harassed, bullied, and even asked to give up his Olympic spot for someone else.   While this hurt Joss’s pride, it also gave him something to prove…And he did by becoming the first ever Ski Slopestyle Olympic Gold Medalist.  Fast forward 4 years and Joss is on the bubble to make the team again.  He’s coming off a horrific knee injury and has only been on snow for a month.  Will he qualify?  That and a deep dive into his while career on the podcast.

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S2 / EP1: JEFF AMENT

S2 / EP1: JEFF AMENT

Jeff Ament is known for being the bassist for Pearl Jam but his story goes much deeper than that.  He doesn’t do many interviews, and none go this deep.  From working on a farm in small town Montana, to turning down football scholarships as an all-state quarterback, to music, to charity, the dude has done a lot in his life and he’s remained as humble as they get.   Hear it all on the podcast.

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