The Powell Movement
The Powell Movement is a new weekly podcast hosted by Mike Powell, a spin off from his hit show on Powder Magazine, “Sponsored”. In this series, Mike will be looking beyond just the ski industry. Listen each week as Mike Powell enters the mind of industry professionals and actions sports athletes to discover what makes them tick. Everyone has a story, so listen up as they tell us theirs to find out where they started, but most importantly, how they got here.
Episode 11 – Jonny Moseley – Olympic Gold Medalist
Jonny Moseley was the competitor that brought “New School” skiing to the masses. While the changing of the guard was happening in skiing on an underground level via the New Canadian Airforce, Jonny took it mainstream, winning Olympic Gold. Outside of competitions, Jonny was a fixture in early ski movies and has remained an ambassador for the sport he loves. He dives deep into the details of what made Jonny Moseley successful.
Episode 10 – Anthony De Rocco – CEO Mervin Manufacturing
Anthony De Rocco has done all there is to do in the Snow Sports Industry. From engineering, to sales and marketing to CEO. The “work hard, play hard” philosophy has led Anthony to the peaks of many mountains, the heart of China and now, the forefront of American Ski, Snowboard, Surf and Skate manufacturing.
Episode 9 – Leanne Pelosi – Professional Snowboarder and Filmmaker
Leanne Pelosi is known for putting her blood sweat and tears into any project she is a part of aside from working at Earl’s (A long time ago). She’s been named Rookie of the Year, Rider of the Year and this year won the first-ever Influencer Award. Leanne’s career and film project can be looked at as a vehicle for the progression of snowboarding and raising awareness for women, both past and present, who shred.
Episode 8 – Mo Sanders – Owner, Antik Skate Boots, Derby and Skate
From his professional inline skate days to when he was a featured character on TNN’s RollerJam series, Mo has made a career, in turbulent worlds, that only happen when you have the athletic ability that Mo has. These days, Mo, also known as Quadzilla, is an entrepreneur and World Champion who globetrots the world getting skaters into shape.
Episode 7 – Chris Haffey – Pro Rollerblader – Nitro Circus
Chris Haffey is in a unique position, as a professional rollerblader he is few and far between and since the industry’s heyday back in the 90’s its a very limited space to exist within. Chris has found his way through the industry from being in the top of his class, when everything was booming, to finding a one of kind opportunity as a stunt man on Nitro Circus.
Episode 6 – Sherry McConkey – Founder Shane McConkey Foundation
Sherry McConkey is a tough women, her life story one of many adventures and mystery. Tune in this week as this South African raised, Tahoe local walks us through her amazing story with memories of her life with Shane McConkey, her father she never met and what its like to be running a foundation in the name of her late husband.
Episode 5 – Miles Daisher – Professional Base Jumper
Miles Daisher is an animal. He jumps off things. Very big things, and also likes to put on a squirrel suit to make himself fly further and more controlled. As part of the Red Bull Airforce Miles has a pension to be an entertainer, whether that be flying through deep open canyons or launching off a moving truck into a ravine, Miles loves it all. Listen today as he tells us a little about his adventures and the man behind the craziness.
Episode 4 – Jason Levinthal – Founder of Line Skis, Full Tilt Boots, and J Skis
Jason Levinthal might be one of the most important people to modern day skiing as we know it. The invention of the twin tip ski literally set the pace for 20 years and counting of incredible growth to an industry that was, at the time, considered stagnant and boring. Tune in for an inside look on how the idea came to fruition and how a simple idea changed an entire industry and inspired a whole new generation of skiers.
Episode 3 – Tom Wallisch – Professional Skier
Tom Wallisch is one of the best skiers of his time. A magician on a pair of skis, he has dominated the scene everywhere from his street parts to the x-games and is likely one of the most well knows skiers alive right now. Listen up this week as Tom and Mike discuss the inner workings of a man growing up in the ski spotlight.
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Episode 2 – Pat Bridges – Creative Director of Snowboarder Magazine
Pat Bridges is considered “The Eye” of snowboarding, he knows a standout rider when he sees one and has helped lead the way for the successful careers of many pro snowboarders. Listen this week as Pat discusses growing up on the East Coast snowboard scene and going from being a semi pro on the competition scene to full blown pro snowboard media director.
Episode 1 – Jeremy Jones
Jeremy Jones has been on a mission his entire life to do anything it takes to be a snowboarder, at the core of that is man dedicated to his trade and building an iconic brand. Jeremy is passionate about promoting climate change awareness, as something that deeply threatens his livelihood and will effect his children in the future Jeremy has been a strong advocate for policy change in the government surrounding this issue. Listen as Mike Powell talks to Jeremy about life and discover the man behind Jones Snowboards and the environmental advocacy group, Protect Our Winters.
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