Thor Verdonk: A Life in Ski & Ski Boot Design (Ep.117)

Thor Verdonk joins Jonathan Ellsworth on the BLISTER Podcast

In the world of ski and ski boot design, Thor Verdonk is well known and very well respected. So we talked to Thor about his background, his 25+ year career with the Rossignol Group and how he became the Global Brand Director for Lange, then we talk about the history of ski design and ski boot design; developing the Rossi S7; and we get his predictions about what the ski industry will look like 10 years from now.

Bike Industry Predictions for the Next Decade (Ep.14)

What will the mountain biking industry look like 10 years from now? What current product categories have the most room for improvement, and where will the actual advancements in bike tech take place by the end of 2029? What categories of riding will have grown, and which will have shrunk? We discuss all of this and more, including our wildest predictions for this next decade.

20/21 Blizzard Cochise 106

Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the 2020-2021 Blizzard Cochise 106 for Blister

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the new Cochise 106.

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20/21 Blizzard Bonafide 97

Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the 2020-2021 Blizzard Bonafide 97 for Blister

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the new Bonafide 97.

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The Evolution of Grayson Murphy (Ep.34)

Grayson Murphy goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss her running career and more.

In 2019, Grayson Murphy won the US Mountain Running Championship; the World Mountain Running Championship; and the Xterra Trail Run World Championship. But there were many twists and turns along the way in getting there, and perhaps even more impressive and instructive than her wins is her willingness to experiment, adjust, and explore new ideas and practices, which we discuss in this conversation.

Geoff McFetridge: Artist, Designer, Skater, Skier (Ep.116)

Geoff McFetridge goes on the Blister Podcast to discuss designing artwork for Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Spike Jonez and Rick Rubin, and companies ranging from Patagonia, Nike, the New York Times, Oreo, and many more; designing skateboards; skateboarding vs. skiing vs. snowboarding culture; telemark skiing; and more

Geoff McFetridge is an iconic designer and visual artist who’s worked with the Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Spike Jonez and Rick Rubin, and companies ranging from Patagonia, Nike, the New York Times, Oreo, and many more. Geoff is also a passionate skateboarder and skier, and a big fan of … BLISTER??? So we talk to Geoff about going from being a sponsored skater to starting a skateboard company to designing for some of the biggest companies, bands, musicians, and directors in the world. We discuss skate vs. ski vs. snowboard culture; being a “conflicted” telemarker; and a whole lot more.

20/21 Blizzard Brahma 88

Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the 2020-2021 Blizzard Brahma 88

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the new Brahma 88.

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Sanjay Rawal on Running Dumb, Training Slow, & Finding Joy through Exertion (Ep.33)

Sanjay Rawal goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss running the California International Marathon, the concepts of running dumb; training slow; finding joy through exertion, and much more.

We talk to Sanjay Rawal about his rather spectacular performance — and even more spectacular meltdown — near the end of the California International Marathon, and discuss the concepts of running dumb; training slow; finding joy through exertion; whether it is possible to run a great time by not caring about running a great time; and more.

Diets & Nutrition with Kylee Van Horn (Ep.32)

Kylee Van Horn talks with Jonathan Ellsworth about Nutrition on Off the Couch Podcast

What’s the best way to eat to feel good and perform well? Nutrition and Diet are massive topics, as are all of the related issues surrounding them. So on our latest Off The Couch podcast, we talk with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Kylee Van Horn, about the various diets out there; whether certain diets are prone to help or hurt training recovery; athletes & eating disorders, and more.

How to Design a Great Race (Ep.31)

Caleb Efta goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss planning and directing races.

New running events seem to be popping up all the time, which raises the question: Are there some specific policies, and practices that should be built into all or most running events? To help us think about this, we talked to Caleb Efta, the race director of the High Lonesome 100, about some of the specific policies and requirements of the event that are designed to mitigate its environmental impacts and increase gender equality.

New Year’s Resolutions with Brendan Leonard (Ep.113)

Brendan Leonard talks on Blister's Off The Couch Podcast about how and why he ran 52 marathons over the course of a single year

A recent conversation with Brendan Leonard (semi-rad.com) about his 2019 goal of running 52 marathons in 52 weeks (!!!) got us thinking that we should take a more creative approach to New Year’s Resolutions and goals. And then very soon, we’ll be posting a series of interviews with some Blister reviewers and other folks about their own take on new year’s resolutions, and some of their own creative goals.