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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 • 775 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.

    Bobby Brown, Pro Skier, Olympian

    Bobby Brown, Pro Skier, Olympian

    Bobby Brown was a dominant force at contests starting in 2010, and by 2017, it looked like he was on his way to his second Olympic Games, until that dream was taken away by injury. Knowing that traditional contests weren’t in his future, Bobby pivoted and took his tricks to the backcountry.  Now, his pro ski life is totally different than when we talked in 2017, and this time around, we discuss his latest project, sponsor changes, breaking his back, Dynamic Medium, and a whole lot more. Peter Olenick asks a couple Inappropriate Questions
    Bobby Brown Show Notes:
     4:00: Once in a lifetime experiences, best ski year of his life, White Gold, and quick success
    12:00: Going back to normal, firsts, triple cork 14, friend energy, and Olympic run ending injury
    20:00:   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.
    23:00: Cartilage transplant surgery, moving to Telluride, making the shift away from contests,  Crosson, Dynamic Medium, and clean-cut Bobby Brown  
    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:  What is successful online, starting from scratch, breaking his back, sponsors and money,
    55:00: Top to bottom, Red Bull Cascade, and the road gap        
    61:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Peter Olenick

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Lucas Foster, Pro Snowboarder, Olympian

    Lucas Foster, Pro Snowboarder, Olympian

    While Lucas Foster is not a one-trick pony, when he landed his Alley Oop Double McTwist in the pipe,  his career and his life totally changed forever.  What’s crazy is that Lucas grew up in Telluride, a place without a halfpipe, meaning Lucas came up learning his tricks at contests with barely any practice.  Nowadays, Lucas has all the resources available to up the ante even more as he’s a member of the US Snowboard Team, and at just 24, who knows what he’ll add to his bag of tricks. On the podcast, we talk about his goal of being the GOAT, mentoring from Jason Cannon, contests, coaching, and more. Louie Vito asks “Inappropriate Questions”
    Lucas Foster Show Notes:
    5:00: Taylor Gold’s Home Break, the consequences when you go big, learning new tricks, and cheating.
    12:00: Telluride, getting on snow, family, weekend warrior, sucking at team sports, skateboarding, divorce and diving into skate and snow with the goal of being the GOAT
    20:30 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.
     23:30: Culture, not having a pipe to practice in, homeschooling, sponsors, and money.
    34:00: Touring in AZ, Jason Cannon and Quicksilver Young Guns.
    41:00: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  
    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
    Outdoor Research: Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products)
    43:00:  Specializing in the pipe, US Team, X Games, getting focused, the Olympic year, and JJ Thomas
     53:00: 2022 Olympics, the trick heard around the world (Alley Opp Double McTwist), the aftermath, and what does he need to win?  
    61:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Louie Vito

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Outside Festival

    Outside Festival

    Outside Festival is a first-year event in Denver aimed at bringing the outdoor industry, the consumers, the brands and the athletes together. I’m hearing this called the intersection of SBSW and CES for the outdoor industry. Outside has swung for the fences a lot over the years, and I travel to Colorado to see if the event lives up to the massive expectations. Along the way, I connect with Pat Milbery, Colter Hinchliffe, Shaun White, Robin Thurston, Jess Kimura, Julian Carr, Luis Benitez, Conrad Anker, and many more. It’s behind the scenes look at the first great Outside Festival.
    Outside Festival Show Notes:
    3:00: Day 1 Intro
    6:30: Robin Thurston  
    10:00: Jess Kimura
    14:00: Day 2 intro
    15:00: Pat Milbery
    17:00: Colter Hinchliffe
    19:00:   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:  The leader in keeping things hot and cold
    Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar.
    23:00: Shaun White
    27:00: Conrad Anker
    30:00: Caroline Gleich
    34:00: Amie Engerbretson
    37:00: Luis Benitez
     41:00: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there.  
    Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better.
    Outdoor Research: The best test in the Pacific Northwest
    45:00: Greg Stump
    48:00: Julian Carr
    50:00: Mike Arzt
    53:00: Conor Hall
    56:00: Robin Thurston
    59:00: Chris Jerard
     
    Photo art: Outside Festival Newsroom

    • 1 hr 2 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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775 Ratings

775 Ratings

Soleildufour ,

Longtime listener first time review

This is the premier ski podcast. Best guests and the most in depth conversations. Nobody does the research like Powell does. Love the confidence he has and backs it up always. If your a skiers skier you need to listen and support this platform. Skiing is changing and the real skiers need to hold our ground. Keep being real!!!

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Great guests

Great guests and he clearly does his research. His obsession with money is off putting, but overall a great pod.

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Keep up the good work Mike!

Love the podcast!

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