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The Powell Movement is the podcast that pushes the envelope and is designed to be the go-to show for sports enthusiasts who want to know what it takes to achieve success.

The Powell Movement The Powell Movement

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    • 4.9 • 774 Ratings

The Powell Movement is the podcast that pushes the envelope and is designed to be the go-to show for sports enthusiasts who want to know what it takes to achieve success.

    Peter Olenick, Pro Skier

    Peter Olenick, Pro Skier

    Peter Olenick changed halfpipe skiing when he landed the first double in competition. His “Whiskey Flip” defined Peter’s life on and off snow; he went big, took chances, and partied his face off during his legendary career. He was on top of the contest world during one of the most run eras. On the podcast, we talk about not being cool growing up, Aspen, finding confidence at High North Ski Camp, success, partying, and a lot more. Colby James West asks the ‘Inappropriate Questions.’
    Peter Olenick Show Notes:
    4:00: Biggest birthday party, JOSS, Playboy Mansion, Aspen, different ski coaches, the joy of divorce, Steele rivalry, and the twin tip revolution
    21:00:  Liquid Force: Since 95, Liquid Force has outperformed the competition and turned a sport into a lifestyle. Use the code POWELL15 for 15% off LF orders at LiquidForce.com
    Stanley:  Save 30% off at Stanley1913.com Using the code SNOW30 at checkout
    Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar.
    24:00:  High North Ski Camp changed his life, Obermeyer, X-Games to Aspen, trying to qualify, partying, and filming.
    Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better.
    41:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there. 
    Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products)
    44:00:  His Crew, finally qualifying for X in slope and pipe, X Games, contest mentality, sponsors, and money
    50:00:  Pranks, biggest 10% rule, X Games Gold, changing the sport, Sarah Burke, and the end of professional skiing
    77:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Colby James West
     

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Jeff Thomas, Award Winning Filmmaker

    Jeff Thomas, Award Winning Filmmaker

    Jeff Thomas is an award-winning filmmaker, a once-sponsored skier, and a guy who was born to be a baseball player. While he can still throw the ball at 85 mph, the day Jeffy’s dad showed him the brochure to high North Ski Camp in the late ’90s, Jeff’s life went from boring baseball to the epicenter of the new school of skiing. At camp, he met his heroes, athletes, and his biggest inspiration, filmmaker Johnny Decesare —all of whom would become the forefathers of the sport and the lifestyle the twin tip movement bred. On the podcast, we chat about his Hall of Fame pedigree, Theory 3 media, Poor Boyz Productions, Teddy Knape, Switchback Entertainment, and more. Nerdy About Nature’s Ross Reid asks the Inappropriate Questions
    Jeff Thomas Show Notes:
    5:00:  The Wolverine, work ethic, baseball, High North, Jonny D, his ski career, film school, Theory-3, and recruiting athletes.
    21:00:  Liquid Force: Since 95, Liquid Force has outperformed the competition and turned a sport into a lifestyle. Use the code POWELL15 for 15% off LF orders at LiquidForce.com
    Stanley:  Save 30% off at Stanley1913.com Using the code SNOW30 at checkout
    Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar.
    24:00:  Talent scout, money in the DVD days, Whistler condo, K2 Back 9, Teddy Knape, accidents in the mountains, joining Poor Boyz Productions, and EDIAS  
    Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better.
    42:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.
    Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products)
    45:00:  Brining Theory-3 talent to PBP, athlete feedback, Switchback Entertainment, Vail, and going to an agency
    59:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Ross Reid

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Zach Miller, Paralympian, World Champion Snowboarder

    Zach Miller, Paralympian, World Champion Snowboarder

    Zach Miller is different than any World Champion I’ve had on the podcast. While he appears to be able-bodied, Zach has Cerebral Palsy, a neurological disorder that affects his mobility, posture, and balance. Zach found snowboarding through a hospital program, and that changed his life. Today, Zach is a Paralympian who travels the world to snowboard. On the podcast, we talk about CP and everything that goes along with it, including fatigue, challenges, and bullying. We also talk about competing against adaptive athletes while he looks able-bodied and the challenges that created. And, of course, we discuss money or complete lack thereof it, the Paralympics, and a whole lot more. It’s a different and important episode that everyone should hear.
    Zach Miller Show Notes:
    5:00:  Russell Wilson and God, Cerebral Palsy, he’s different than most adaptive athletes, growing up like he’s normal, and getting bullied.
    21:30:  Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com
    Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar.
    Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better.
    24:30:  Finding sports through his doctors, quitting skiing for snowboarding, Beijing Paralympic story, did he pick the wrong sport, US Paralympic Soccer Team, and being told he’s too functional to compete against para-athletes.
    42:45:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there. 
    Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products)
    45:45:  Kidney’s shut down, does CP affect his learning, stigma, and challenges that will happen at the Paralympics in Paris
    57:00:  Getting shamed for making jokes, the disappointment of not making the team in 2018, nothings paid for and there is no prize money, almost being forced to quit, and finally making the Paralympic Team in 2022
    69:00:  Inappropriate Questions

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Scotty Lago, Pro Snowboarder, Olympian, Hunter

    Scotty Lago, Pro Snowboarder, Olympian, Hunter

    Scotty Lago had a path to pro snowboarding that’s different than almost anyone I’ve interviewed. Most high school dropouts don’t have Olympic Medals to go along with a grip of X Games and Dew Tour hardware, but that’s what Scotty Lago did. Along the way, he was part of the legendary Frends Crew, he filmed with Grenade, he filmed with Travis Rice for the biggest movies in snowboard history, and he did it all while riding for Flow Snowboards. When all was said and done, Scotty didn’t retire into the sunset; he’s now following his other passion of hunting, and just like in his snowboard career, he’s already a sponsored hunter, and who knows how big that world can get for Scotty. This is a fun podcast with an unfiltered legend and former Flow TM, Andrew Mutty asks the Inappropriate Questions.
    Scotty Lago Show Notes:
    5:00:  Hunting, Hew Hampshire, snowboarding, Green Mountain series, his unique schooling, Aerial Assault Tour, getting sponsored by Airwalk, then Billabong, and moving up in the contest world 
    19:30  Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com
    Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar.
    Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better.
    22:30:  Car sleeping and couch surfing, Frends, a little anti-Burton, US Open, and Rossignol to Flow
    33:00:  Image, sponsors, and money, his first World Cup win, performing under pressure, and Shaun White
    41:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there. 
    Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products)
    43:00:  Competition mindset, X-Games Gold, injuries to the Frends Crew, and the Olympics
    55:00:  Once in a lifetime experiences, shooting with Grenade, Shooting with Travis Rice, and insurance
    60:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Andrew Mutty

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Dane Tudor, Pro Skier

    Dane Tudor, Pro Skier

    Dane Tudor has had an incredible pro ski career that’s been going on for 15+ years, and while he’s getting older, Dane shows no sign of slowing down ski-wise, and no brands seem to care for some reason. When I say no signs of slowing down, in 2009, when Dane was 19, he won “Male Performance of the Year,” a huge award in skiing. Then, in 2023, 15 years later, Dane won that same coveted award again. While that’s so rare, so is the fact that while he’s always found success in both Moto and skiing, nothing has ever been easy for him on the sponsor end. Maybe it’s because he didn’t grow up with a dad or because he was always traveling between Canada and Alaska and was isolated with homeschooling…I try and find out the answers on the show, and Colston VB asks the Inappropriate Questions.
    Dane Tudor Show Notes:
    5:00:  Speedo’s, born into adventure in AK and Aus, the impact of not having a dad, and Red Mountain
    11:00:  Homeschooling, Colston VB and the 2nd gen of the New School, self-confidence, attitude, and quitting ski racing
    20:00 Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com
    Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar.
    23:00:  Pro Moto dreams, back to extreme comps, then park, sponsors, filming with Theory 3,  PBP, and Alaska,    
    Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better.
    41:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.
    Outdoor Research : Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products)
    43:00:  Fear, crashes, EDIAS, Best Male Performance at 19, Scott, getting hurt, triple in the backcountry, TGR and other film projects, and Best Male Performance in the Blank movie.
    65:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Colston VB 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Jake Hopfinger, Pro Skier

    Jake Hopfinger, Pro Skier

    Jake Hopfinger created a name for himself in skiing at the Kings and Queens of Corbet’s in Jackson Hole. The double backflip he threw there for a 3rd instantly made his name known worldwide. While the dollars and travel budgets are now coming in, Jake was once an aspiring D1 East Coast ski racer who could never finish a race. Then he quit racing, moved to Montana, and learned to ski powder. The rest is history in the making. Parkin Costain and Jonnie Merrill ask the Inappropriate Questions.
    Jake Hopfinger Show Notes:
    5:00:  AK, thoughts on climate change, growing up in Western NY, ski racing, partying, and other hobbies.
    12:00:  Competitive mentality, being a grom, Jon Olson, jr nationals, who was he in HS, D1 ski racing, not finishing races, are racers better skiers and not spinning as much as the park kids
    22:00  Stanley:  Get up 60% off at Stanley1913.com
    Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar.
    25:15:  Transferring to Montana State, making friends through slacklining, sponsorship, plug boots, money, his lucrative side hustle, Benshi Creative, interesting way into TGR, and intimidating trips
    Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better.
    42:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there. 
    Outdoor Research:  Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products)
    44:00:  Independent media, Kings and Queens of Corbet’s, the Crankworks fiasco, triples, and Ben Richards
    56:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Jonnie Merrill and Parkin Costain

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
774 Ratings

774 Ratings

Nick rjr ,

Keep up the good work Mike!

Love the podcast!

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Episodes with the women

Mike, you have been hitting out of the park with all the women you have interviewed over the past year, Wendy Fisher, Ingrid Backstrom, Rachel Burks, Michelle Parker, Maggie Vosin, Elyse Saugstad, to name just a few. The range of topics from racing, big mountain skiing, the Olympics & to bathroom issues with a toddler have all been amazing. Keep it up, it has been RAD. I think we need a Mikayla Shiffrin, Breezy Johnson or Jackie Passo episode soon.

trev4short ,

Best podcast for the outdoor enthusiast

Mike’s questions turn the superstars into humans. He highlights their inspirational backstories, hustle, and challenges. Thanks for the great podcast.

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