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The Blister Podcast from BLISTER (blisterreview.com) is a series of wide-ranging conversations with professional athletes and influential figures about the great outdoors, mountain culture, outdoor-industry news, books, films, and more.
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    Mountain Towns & Local Food Systems, Pt. 1: Setting the Stage

    Mountain Towns & Local Food Systems, Pt. 1: Setting the Stage

    This week Jonathan is talking with our very own Kara Williard, who, when she’s not testing skis or doing a million other things for us at BLISTER, is raising chickens and growing food in the Gunnison Valley. We discuss what it means to build and support local food systems in mountain towns; the best practices for growing food in these cold climates; chicken tractors and therapy chickens; and the many ways that you can get involved with local food in your community.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Kara’s Background (2:06)Tim’s Question (9:04)What’s a Local Food System? (10:39)Who are the players? (11:47)Food Insecurity & Mountain Towns (18:31)Growing participation in CSA’s (21:52)Farmers’ Markets (27:03)What else individuals can do (28:40)Greenhouses (31:43)Eating Regionally & Food Literacy (35:47)Other methods & technologies(37:23)Local Food & Environmental Health (40:55)Kara’s farm: Sunny Sage Farm (45:55)RELATED LINKS:
    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (July 2022)Become a Blister Member / Get our Buyer’s GuideSubscribe to our Gear Giveaways & NewsletterOUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    Bikes & Big IdeasOff The CouchGEAR:30 podcast
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    • 57 min
    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (July 2022)

    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (July 2022)

    Cody and Jonathan cover Gunstock Mountain Resort’s fight to operate; access issues & potential solutions; WC DH MTBers forming a union; mountain-town advice; what we’re reading & watching (answer: TOP GUN) and more.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Hunters, Skiers, & Offroaders: Cody on the onX meetup (4:58)
    Gunstock ski area’s fight to operate (13:38)
    Update: New info on Gunstock after we recorded
    Access Issues & Solutions: Red Rock Canyon (28:26)
    WC DH MTB racers forming a union (38:53)
    Most / Least Canadian News Story (46:50)
    Mountain Town Advice (50:17)
    What We’re Reading & Watching (1:04:44)
    RELATED LINKS:
    Become a Blister Member / Get our Buyer’s Guide
    Subscribe to our Gear Giveaways & Newsletter
    OUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    Bikes & Big Ideas
    Off The Couch
    GEAR:30 podcast

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    How to Produce More Olympic Skiers & Snowboarders, Grow Participation, & Support Rural Mtn Town Communities

    How to Produce More Olympic Skiers & Snowboarders, Grow Participation, & Support Rural Mtn Town Communities

    How do we grow participation in snowsports, support rural mountain communities, and produce more Olympic skiers and snowboarders? We sat down with Will Brandenburg of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation to discuss all of the above.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Will’s title & the work of SVSEF (2:16)From a small ski hill to the Olympics (6:32)Hockey rinks & ski areas (30:27)Increasing snowsports participation *and* high-level racers (35:22)Building communities through small ski areas (54:58)How do we make this happen? (58:20)RELATED LINKS:
    Become a Blister Member / Get our Buyer’s GuideSubscribe to our Gear Giveaways & NewsletterOUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    Bikes & Big IdeasOff The CouchGEAR:30 podcast
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    On the James Webb Space Telescope

    On the James Webb Space Telescope

    Another brief attempt to wrap our heads around the images — and the significance — of the James Webb Space Telescope, with a few recommendations for further reading & listening.
    RELATED LINKS:
    The Daily: A View of the Beginning of TimeArs Tecnica on James WebbGEAR:30 conversation with Drew Kelly


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    • 13 min
    Blister Summit ​​’23: New Info, Dates, & Details

    Blister Summit ​​’23: New Info, Dates, & Details

    Jonathan and Blister Summit Director, Kristin Sinnott, discuss the new format for our next Blister Summit (February 2023, Mt. Crested Butte, CO). We also discuss how to get the best pricing; what we learned from past Blister Summits; and who ought to come to our next one.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Blister Summit ‘23 Details & Dates (2:50)What Is It / Who’s It For? (6:52) Gear Demos & Testing (12:06)More on the programming (18:03)Backcountry Touring (19:18)Why 1 Summit This Year? (25:00)Pricing & Blister Membership Details (27:26)Snowboarding? (33:27)Previous Summit Takeaways (35:38)RELATED LINKS:
    Blister Summit Info & RegistrationBecome a Blister Member / Get our Buyer’s GuideSubscribe to our Gear Giveaways & NewsletterOUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    Bikes & Big IdeasOff The CouchGEAR:30 podcast

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    • 47 min
    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (June 2022)

    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (June 2022)

    Cody and Jonathan discuss the Mountain Gazette story about outdoor influencers & accountability; Matthew Fairbrother’s bikepacking — and enduro racing — across Europe; the ‘most Canadian’ news story; what we’re reading & watching; recent Supreme Court rulings; mountain-town advice; & more.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Reviewing the News vs. White Noise (2:19)Accountability & Outdoor Influencers (4:17)Stop the Progression (37:07)Bikepacking & Enduro Racing across Europe (54:00)The most Canadian News Story (59:40)Mountain Town Advice (1:01:26)What We’re Reading & Watching (1:08:19)Ezra Klein: Supreme Court Rulings (1:14:44)Ezra Klein: The Ethics of AbortionPlain English: End of Roe vs WadePotomac Watch: Roe is OverturnedThe Daily: Roe v Wade is OverturnedRELATED LINKS:
    Become a Blister Member / Get our Buyer’s GuideSubscribe to our Gear Giveaways & NewsletterOUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    Bikes & Big IdeasOff The CouchGEAR:30 podcast
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    • 1 hr 27 min

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58 Ratings

58 Ratings

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Love the show

Love the show - especially when Cody is on it!

Darioces ,

Love the show….especially w/ Cody

Listener #101. Great podcast Jonathan. Your dialogue and topics discussed with Cody always keep me entertained and informed. Looking forward to ‘ mountain town advice’ mostly from a growing pains and cultural standpoint.

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