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The Blister Podcast is Blister's series of weekly conversations with the most fascinating and passionate people in the outdoor sports world. We’ll talk with top-level skiers, climbers, mountain bikers, snowboarders, product designers, and various Blister reviewers about their sport, their industry, and whatever else is on their minds— or ours.
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The Blister Podcast is Blister's series of weekly conversations with the most fascinating and passionate people in the outdoor sports world. We’ll talk with top-level skiers, climbers, mountain bikers, snowboarders, product designers, and various Blister reviewers about their sport, their industry, and whatever else is on their minds— or ours.
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    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (Apr 2021)

    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (Apr 2021)

    It’s time once again to review the outdoor-industry news, and this time around Cody Townsend and I discuss some recent criticism of REI; spraying vs. not spraying the locations of your outdoor adventures; Mt. Bohemia’s plan to incentivize vaccinations; gear libraries & outdoor accessibility; sex and ski touring; & more.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Sleeping at 14,700 ft — at sea level? (0:00)REI & SUVs (5:21)To Spray or Not to Spray (18:59)The “pointlessness” of outdoor activities? (26:23)Mt. Bohemia & Incentivizing Vaccination (35:10)Gear Libraries & Outdoor Accessibility (43:48)The Pieps / Black Diamond Avy Beacon Recall (51:50)Sex & Ski Touring (1:00:53)Media Recommendations (1:03:34)Black Hawk Down (1:03:39)Meditations, Marcus Aurelius (1:04:38)Rick & Morty? (1:09:25)Drive To Survive (1:11:01)Alone (1:19:13)

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Report: The 20/21 Ski Season in Europe

    Report: The 20/21 Ski Season in Europe

    We’ve talked quite a bit on Blister about the ski season in North America, but today we’re talking with Sebastian Steinbach, the owner of Blacksheep Sports in Munich, Germany, about the European ski season; we revisit some of the predictions that Sebastian had made prior to this ski season, and we get his early predictions for what he thinks this next ski season will look like in Europe.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Lockdowns in Europe at the start of the season (3:14)Backcountry skiing during Covid (10:18)Avoiding outbreaks moving forward (25:51)The financial state of ski resorts & ski shops (35:55)Predictions for next season (42:41)RELATED LINKS: 
    GEAR:30 ep. 116: Shop Talk w/ Sebastian SteinbachGEAR:30 ep. 6: Blacksheep Sports History & European Freeride Culture
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    • 50 min
    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (Mar 2021)

    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (Mar 2021)

    Cody and Jonathan discuss the introduction of criminal charges for triggering avalanches; the case against straightlining; ski area news; our media recommendations; & more.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Criminal charges for Triggering Avalanches (3:01)The Result of the Avalanche Trial (12:23)Straight Lining vs. Turning (14:42)Most US Ski Areas made it through COVID! (19:42)Ski Areas might have to publish injury stats? (24:48)Helicopter Crash in AK (35:17)Media Recommendations (45:52)ZeroZeroZero (45:58)Beartown (Bjarnstad) (47:54)Drive To Survive (51:45)Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer (53:53)How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, by Bill Gates (56:57)Reading books vs. listening to them (58:51)

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Adventure Photographer, Adam Clark

    Adventure Photographer, Adam Clark

    We talk to the skier and adventure photographer, Adam Clark, about how he got started in photography; how he went about making a name for himself and honing his craft; his favorite camera gear; one of his most memorable ski trips; and a whole lot more.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Dentists + whale watching = photo career (5:06)Adam’s 1st season shooting skiing (13:49)Shooting with film vs digital cameras (23:09)Camera setups & current favorite (25:05)Most memorable ski trip? (34:51)Shooting skiing vs other outdoor activities (40:44)Shooting & moving in the mountains safely (43:13)Skiing with Blister reviewer Paul Forward in Alaska (51:46)Shooting video vs taking photos (58:26)Dream locations to ski & to shoot? (1:04:16) Media & inspiration (1:07:43)

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Cam Smith on The Grand Traverse; State of Skimo; & Training for Skiing, Running, & Mtn Biking

    Cam Smith on The Grand Traverse; State of Skimo; & Training for Skiing, Running, & Mtn Biking

    Last Sunday, Cam Smith and Tom Goth set a new record at the Grand Traverse, which is a point-to-point ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen. Starting at midnight, racers travel 40 miles across the Elk Mountain range, climbing over 6,800 vertical feet. Cam is also a repeat winner of the Triple Crown of The Grand Traverse, so we talked to Cam about his record-setting night; skiing vs. skimo; his World Cup ski goals; and how he specifically trains for skiing and mountain running and mountain biking.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    What is the Grand Traverse? (3:58)Winning the Triple Crown (7:58)Skiing under a full moon (11:41)Suffering during the GT? (14:41)Ski, Bike, Run: where have you most improved? (19:58)Cam’s background (25:22)Cam’s training program (28:45)Gear: how particular are you? (34:34)Current state of Skimo (37:46)Your future plans & goals? (47:05)Living Journeys fundraiser (54:41)RELATED LINKS:
    LivingJourneys.orgOff The Couch, ep.21: Cam Smith on Moving Through Mountains

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (Feb 2021)

    Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (Feb 2021)

    Cody and Jonathan discuss the new rule changes re: filming in National Parks; lift-line etiquette; the future of freeride comps; the record number of avalanche fatalities in the U.S. this season; a new development in backcountry skiing; the shocking story of Dean Cummings; and we share some music, tv, and book recommendations.
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    The Blister Summit (2:20)Clarification on Nim’s K2 Summit (5:28)Commercial filming in National Parks (6:44)Lift-line etiquette debate (16:21)The future of freeride comps? (23:39)Record avalanche fatalities in the US (31:04)Backcountry skiing & its future (43:49)Dean Cummings (49:03)CT & JE’s music, tv, & book recommendations (57:07)

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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

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Reviewing the News w/ Cody

This is my favorite series on this Podcast. Great stuff; Keep it going.

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One of my favorites

Lots of interesting topics, people, and discussions on the ski, bike and other outdoor related endeavors from CO.

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Great ski and bike and more reviews!

Awesome place to listen to the most detailed and intricate gear reviews.

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