29 episodes

The 20 Minute Call Podcast is a podcast about the dreamers, boundary pushers, rebels and champions of the skydiving industry. Each episode is a narrative journey highlighted by the highs, lows, and luck that the skydiving industry delivers told by the most influential people within the sport.
If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a skydiver, opening a DZ or becoming the next world champion, check out The 20 Minute Call hosted by James La Barrie

The 20 Minute Call James La Barrie

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

The 20 Minute Call Podcast is a podcast about the dreamers, boundary pushers, rebels and champions of the skydiving industry. Each episode is a narrative journey highlighted by the highs, lows, and luck that the skydiving industry delivers told by the most influential people within the sport.
If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a skydiver, opening a DZ or becoming the next world champion, check out The 20 Minute Call hosted by James La Barrie

    Mike Mcgowan | Photographer

    Mike Mcgowan | Photographer

    In today's episode, we're joined by the legendary Mike McGowan, whose 50+ year career as a skydiving photographer has redefined the sport. Mike's contributions include revolutionizing judging at skydiving competitions, capturing record-breaking moments, and earning prestigious honors such as the USPA Gold Medal for Meritorious Service, an honorary Golden Knight title, and induction into the International Skydiving Hall of Fame. Renowned for his groundbreaking work and his kindness, Mike is a true icon in the skydiving community.

    SHOW NOTES
    Discovering his destiny at age 10Joining the Navy at 17Quitting 4 Packs to Buy a CameraBattling AlcoholismChanging How Skydiving Is JudgedShaking Hands with Larry Hill in 1990A Double Malfunction at Cross KeysReceiving Skydiving's Highest HonorsJOIN OUR COMMUNITY

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    • 54 min
    Tom Sanders | Aerial Cinematographer

    Tom Sanders | Aerial Cinematographer

    Tom Sanders is renowned for his work on TV commercials (Mountain Dew, Sony, Honda) and films, including James Bond productions and "Point Break." Tom's standout achievement includes leading the camera team for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games' opening jump. Honored with membership in the US Army Golden Knights (an honorary Golden Knight) and membership in the International Skydiving  Hall of Fame, Tom's contributions to the sport are unparalleled.

    SHOW NOTES
    Surfer and carpenter Lifespring - changing his lifeA terrifying first jumpPhotography concession at ElsinoreLearning from LegendsMeeting BJ WorthJumping into the OlympicsFilming George BushA night cutaway while filming DropzoneFilming Nicole KidmanJumping into Aloha StadiumIN THE MEDIA 
    Opening Ceremonies 1988 Seoul OlympicsIntro to Demo Reel World Team 400-WayMel Curtis Talks About Tom SandersCommercial for AT&TSony Commercial: BTS JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Rook Nelson | DZO, Skydive Chicago

    Rook Nelson | DZO, Skydive Chicago

    In this episode, we dive into the world of Rook Nelson, a respected figure in the skydiving community and the owner of the legendary Skydive Chicago. With an astounding 26,000+ jumps to his name, Rook is a decorated competitor, boasting 13 World Championship Titles, 17 World Records, and 36 National Titles. His passion for skydiving transcends personal achievement as he opens the skies to others through Skydive Chicago, hosting the renowned Summerfest, among other prestigious events from POPS Nationals to the World Championships. 

    Listen in as we chat about Rook's personal thoughts on a myriad of topics  from the perspective of being a skydiver, competitor, event host and business owner. 

    TOPICS DISCUSSED 
    AlchemyMotivationsRunning SummerfestRunning Skydive ChicagoMental HealthWinning and CompetitionFatherhood200-Way 2025Proud MomentsCancer
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Tony Peralta | Skydive AZ Jumper

    Tony Peralta | Skydive AZ Jumper

    Tony Peralta's story is one of redemption and inspiration. At age 31, addicted to drugs and alcohol, Tony realized that he had become a father and needed to straighten out his life. His story will leave you inspired with his big heart and gratitude for life.

    SHOW NOTES
    Overcoming AddictionBeing Melanie’s Dad82nd AirborneGratitude for The People of SkydivingThe Importance of TapsRecognizing Moments of JoyJOIN OUR COMMUNITY

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    • 1 hr
    Peter Shankman | Public Speaker & Entrepreneur

    Peter Shankman | Public Speaker & Entrepreneur

    Welcome Peter Shankman, the visionary founder of Help A Reporter Out (HARO) and ShankMinds, a thriving entrepreneurial community. A globally recognized keynote speaker and author with six bestsellers, Peter is known for his innovative thought leadership. His athletic prowess is equally impressive, including 24 marathons and two Ironman finishes, alongside over 500 skydives. Join us as we explore Peter's entrepreneurial journey, athletic endeavors, and his unique approach to embracing life's risks and challenges.
    SHOW NOTES 
    Selling $100K in Titanic Tee ShirtsOvercoming Imposter SyndromeEntrepreneurship - Highs & LowsLiving with ADHD Jumping the Pyramids IN THE MEDIA 
    Website | Shankman.comPodcast | Faster Than NormalPublished Books | Amazon.comMastermind Group | Shankminds.comSocial Media |  ThreadsSocial Media | InstagramJOIN OUR COMMUNITY

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    • 55 min
    Eliana Rodriguez | 3 Time FS World Champion

    Eliana Rodriguez | 3 Time FS World Champion

    Eliana Rodriguez, is a revered figure in the skydiving world. Renowned not only for her extraordinary achievements, including 3 World Championships, 21 National titles, and a role in 10 World Records, but also for her remarkable kindness and humility. Her induction into the International Skydiving Hall of Fame in 2022 highlights her 28-year career, distinguished by over 16,000 jumps. Eliana's story is a compelling blend of professional excellence and graciousness in the sport.

    JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

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    • 1 hr 5 min

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