311 episodes

The Blister Podcast from BLISTER 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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    • 4.9 • 465 Ratings

The Blister Podcast from BLISTER 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.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Mike Hattrup: A Life in Skiing

    Mike Hattrup: A Life in Skiing

    We talk with U.S. Ski Hall of Famer, Mike Hattrup, about his days as a competitive mogul skier; being featured in iconic ski films like ‘The Blizzard of AAHHH’s’; his decades working in gear testing and development; and his latest role with Eleven Experience.
    RELATED LINKS:
    Get Yourself Covered: BLISTER+
    Eleven Experience
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Sun Valley, Idaho (3:25)
    Mogul Skiing (7:41)
    Filming with Greg Stump (13:31)
    From Moguls to the Aiguille du Midi (16:45)
    Backcountry Safety Back Then (18:30)
    Mountain Guiding (21:21)
    Gear Nerdery (24:19)
    Mcconkey & the Pontoon (36:55)
    Mike’s New Role w/ Eleven Experience (42:57)
    Remaining Bucket List Ski Destinations? (53:38)
    More on being the “Director Of Skiing” (55:22)
    CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    Blister Cinematic
    CRAFTED 
    GEAR:30
    Bikes & Big Ideas
    Off The Couch


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hall of Famer Bill Walton on Life, Bikes, Music, & More

    Hall of Famer Bill Walton on Life, Bikes, Music, & More

    Last week, we lost Bill Walton, one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, and a person with an all-time love of bikes. Today, I talk about what Bill meant to me personally, and we’re republishing here the conversation I had with Bill back on our Bikes & Big Ideas podcast. If you didn’t know Bill, you should listen to this conversation. And if you did know Bill, this conversation will make clear why so many people love him, and were inspired by him.
    RELATED LINKS:
    Video: Our conversation with Bill Walton
    Get Yourself Covered: BLISTER+
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Jonathan’s Thoughts on Bill (0:16)
    Bill’s life-long love of bikes (7:59)
    Top-5 NBA ‘bike guys’? (21:09)
    Best cardio guys in the NBA? (25:50)
    Music, Bob Dylan, & the Dead (27:31)
    CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    Blister Cinematic
    Bikes & Big Ideas
    GEAR:30
    CRAFTED 
    Off The Couch

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    • 36 min
    Author Eric Blehm on Craig Kelly & ‘The Darkest White’

    Author Eric Blehm on Craig Kelly & ‘The Darkest White’

    Our guest is Eric Blehm, author of The Darkest White., a book we think every snowboarder and skier should read. Today, we go behind the scenes with Eric to talk about the legend Craig Kelly; Eric’s extensive research on this project; and why The Darkest White is really (at least) 6 books in 1.
    RELATED LINKS:
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    Get Yourself Covered: BLISTER+
    CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    Blister Cinematic
    Bikes & Big Ideas
    GEAR:30
    CRAFTED 
    Off The Couch
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    What Inspired The Darkest White? (4:13)
    The Six Aspects of Craig’s Story (8:11)
    Avalanche Education (22:45)
    Early Snowboarding Culture & Companies (27:05)
    The Darkest White vs. Eric’s Previous Books? (34:54)
    Keeping Stories Alive (44:24)


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    • 50 min
    Housing Solutions & Mountain Town Economics with Troy Russ

    Housing Solutions & Mountain Town Economics with Troy Russ

    If you love skiing, snowboarding, trail running, or mountain biking, then why the hell do you need to know about things like short-term rentals, zoning codes, and accessory dwelling units? Because those things will impact whether or not you will be able to continue to ski, snowboard, run, bike, or live in some of your favorite places. So Troy Russ is back for another conversation about what we need to know — and do — re: housing issues and mountain town economics.
    RELATED LINKS:
    Get Yourself Covered: BLISTER+
    Our Previous Housing Conversations:
    6) Blister Summit ‘23: Mtn Town Economics
    5) Zack Giffin: Tiny Houses, Big Solutions
    5) Bjarne Salén: The Fifty Project & Tiny Homes
    3) Mtn Town Economics w/ Scott Ehlert 
    2) Mtn Town Economics w/ Troy Russ
    1) Mtn Town Economics w/ Dr. Jenny Stuber
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Troy’s Current Role & Background (5:15)
    Updates On Previous Mtn Town Economics Conversations (12:17)
    Short-Term Rentals: Ideal Implementation? (22:37)
    Housing Stock & Affordability (27:02)
    Accessory Dwelling Units & Zoning Codes (36:31)
    Best Ideas Going Forward (43:21)
    How To Get Involved w/ Local Change? (47:52)
    CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    Blister Cinematic
    Bikes & Big Ideas
    GEAR:30
    CRAFTED 
    Off The Couch

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    • 58 min
    Reviewing the News w/ Dr. Len Necefer (April 2024)

    Reviewing the News w/ Dr. Len Necefer (April 2024)

    Dr. Len Necefer (founder of the Sonoran Avalanche Center & NativesOutdoors) is back to discuss cloud seeding; the passing of the EXPLORE Act; trigger warnings; the most Italian news?; skiing on mushroom moguls; what we’re reading & watching; and more.
    RELATED LINKS:
    Get Yourself Covered: BLISTER+
    Len’s Substack: All At Once
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Len’s Trip Up the CO River (5:04)
    U.S. College Campus Protests (8:37)
    Cloud Seeding (30:42)
    House Passes the EXPLORE Act (42:38)
    The Most Italian News (46:21)
    What We’re Reading & Watching (50:36)
    Graham Zimmerman, A Fine Line
    John Farella, The Main Stalk
    Brendan Leonard, Ultra-Something 
    Fantastic Fungi
    Skiing Mushroom Moguls? (1:11:21)
    CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    Blister Cinematic
    Bikes & Big Ideas
    GEAR:30
    CRAFTED 
    Off The Couch

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    A Brief-ish History of Blister with Jonathan Ellsworth and Michael Clarke

    A Brief-ish History of Blister with Jonathan Ellsworth and Michael Clarke

    So who was really behind the creation of BLISTER, how did the whole thing get started, and was it actually due to a misunderstanding over a couple of beers on the weekend of Independence Day, 2010? Today, Jonathan Ellsworth and Michael Clarke discuss all of the above, as well as giant tortoises, some keys to long-lasting friendships, and more.
    RELATED LINKS:
    Get Yourself Covered: BLISTER+
    TOPICS & TIMES:
    Michael’s Role In Blister’s Existence (and Tortoises) (3:18)
    Michael’s Skiing Background (10:08)
    Jonathan’s Intro to Skiing (15:06)
    Forming Opinions on Skis (20:44)
    How Blister Started Reviewing Gear (25:46)
    Outsider’s Perspective on the Ski Industry (31:29)
    What’s Changed Since Blister Started? (38:12)
    What Would You Do Differently? (45:35)
    Longevity & Assessing Risk (52:48)
    Maintaining Long-Lasting Friendships (1:04:44)
    CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCASTS:
    Blister Cinematic
    CRAFTED 
    GEAR:30
    Bikes & Big Ideas
    Off The Couch

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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
465 Ratings

465 Ratings

BstarrCB ,

Important and informative Content

I enjoy Blister podcasts across the board but really loved the one I just listened to about Mt town housing issues. Thanks you for the informative discussion and also taking the time to shed light on the issues impacting CB and other mountain communities on the hyper local level.

Kevinzadel ,

A Brief-ish History of Blister

I listen to most Blister podcast’s and enjoy virtually all of them. This episode was just super. It made my best of category because it reinforced why I read blister reviews for any equipment I’m considering purchasing. It was also very cool because I have skied with Michael at the last couple of Blister Summit’s and he did a great job of interviewing Jonathan. The entire Blister team is best in class. I’m looking forward to Blister Summit 25.

Chaser1278 ,

Great podcast, would be better if Jonathan could snowboard

As a proud member of the 100, I always look forward to listening to this podcast, especially in the off season as a way to feel connected to the skiing community. If you ski or love the outdoors, you will enjoy listening.

Jonathan is a great host who has insightful perspectives and asks intelligent questions, almost as if he is well educated. I wish he could snowboard, but until Jeremy Jones starts a podcast I suppose I will keep listening to Blister.

Each month I eagerly anticipate Reviewing the News with Cody Townsend. I am sorry Cody about your team losing the Super Bowl, but on the bright side, now that the season is over hopefully you guys don’t need to talk about the NFL for a while.

Keep up the great work, folks! Seriously, this podcast is great.

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