Now Playing: Season 1 of the Another Level Podcast Series. Over the next few months, hosts Josh Berman, Freedle Coty and Conor Smith will chat with ski media luminaries, both creators and athletes. From new wave to old school, discussions about landmark projects from their past will guide these conversations about our sport's culture.
S1E15: Favorite Ski Movies of 2020
As an epilogue to our Season 1 interview series, Josh Berman, Freedle Coty and Conor Smith discuss the standout ski movies in 2020. We count down our top 5 favorite movies, throw out some honorable mentions, talk about the best songs, discuss standout snowboard projects, and chat rider of the year.
Favorite movie discussion starts at 27:00 in case you want to skip the life updates and big picture reflections.
Visit www.podcast.level1.ski to watch all the movies we talked about in this episode. Music: QuarterPiece: "Lookin 4 Ya" and Good Morning: "Best Supporting Actor". First aired 12/31/20.
S1E14: Henrik Harlaut
Henrik Harlaut (@hharlaut) joins Josh Berman and Conor Smith to discuss his 2-year project Salute, which you should view before listening at this link. Henrik talks about his session on the Baker road gap, hitting the biggest jump of his life in Jackson, first try stomps on NBD tricks, the high points of founding an apparel brand, and much much more.
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Visit www.podcast.level1.ski to watch the Refresh Mammoth segment and older Henrik movies. First aired 11/15/20. Intro music: "Represent" - Nas
S1E13: Pär Hägglund
Pär Hägglund (@thepeyben) joins the podcast for the penultimate episode of Season 1 to discuss the pull of “real life” and why he’s determined to keep making amazing ski movies, creating 2019’s “color”, nicknames in The Bunch, the upcoming #IsThereTimeForMatchingSocks film, Mother Russia and creepy teddybears, hauling 600 pounds of gear to go tent camping for two weeks, and much much more.
Visit www.thebunch.se to watch "color" and many more vibrational videos featuring skiing and filming by Peyben.
Intro track: "Genesarets sjö" - Kjell Höglund. First aired 10/19/2020
S1E12: Nick Martini
Nick Martini (@nickmartini) joins the podcast to give us the rundown on what Stept has been up to including some "Salute" discussion, revisit some of the high points from the Stept catalog, share some insight into their editing process and how they approached storytelling, drop some advice for up-and-comers, and much much more.
Visit www.podcast.level1.ski for a collection of relevant Stept segments.
First aired 10/12/20. Intro music: "Killing Pablo" - Alex Kane.
S1E11: Gustav Cavallin and Jens Nilsson
Gustav Cavallin (@gustavcavallin) and Jens Nilsson (@jnillagrams) join the podcast to talk through the high points from the Bunch catalog over the years from the Trilogy to India Kash to Interpretation, with a discussion of how their collaborative process as a crew evolved, and how they think about evoking emotion in ski movies.
Visit www.podcast.level1.ski for a collection of relevant Bunch movies. You should also visit www.thebunch.se for merch and vibrations.
First aired 10/5/20. Intro music: "Gyöngyhajú lány" - Omega
S1E10: Andy Parry and Will Wesson
Andy Parry (@parryandy) and Will Wesson (@willwesson) join Josh Berman and Conor Smith for the oral history of Andy+Will, from growing up together and H8ing NY, living and dying by #vanlife, whether Line Traveling Circus has an expiration date, an Andy Parry Rant Session™ to finish it off, and much more.
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Visit www.podcast.level1.ski to watch relevant LTC episodes and IH8NY videos. First aired 9/28/20. Intro music: "Our Mouths Were Wet" - Oh No! Oh My!
Our community needs this
Some of my favorite podcast moments come from this season of the Level 1 pod. Though the guests can sometime be a bit halting (they’re not used to be interviewed!), the hosts got better at moving the conversation along from the earlier episodes. The episode with the Strictly boys, and the one with Peyben, were standouts, representing the crucial role this pod plays in the ski community. It’s so important that fans of freeskiing hear from the leaders of the movement, instead of just seeing 40 sec clips on Instagram every day. They are interesting, funny, smart, and I’ve personally learned a lot about skiing and what it means to live a good life from the short while I’ve been listening. Thank you Conor, Freedle, and Josh.
Podcast is excellent and radical
Love the pod
All around smashing piece of excellence
Great interviews coming from the legends who made your favorite ski movies