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Venture Snowboards: Building in Silverton, CO (Ep. 68)

We went to Silverton, Colorado, to talk to the founders of Venture Snowboards about how & why Venture does things different from most snowboard companies; building boards from scratch in Silverton; “greenwashing” in the snowsports industry; current trends in board design, and more.

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Karen Crouse discusses her book, Norwich, on the Blister Podcast

New York Times sportswriter, Karen Crouse (Ep.65)

We talk to Karen Crouse about her new book on the history and principles of the Olympian incubator town of Norwich, Vermont; the current state of the Olympics; and how all-time achievers like Michael Phelps and Tiger Woods have informed her thoughts on the price of greatness.

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Matt Manser, Atomic Ski Boots (Ep.63)

We talk to the global product manager of Atomic ski boots about how a kid from a little town in New York got that position, how his study of philosophy helped him get there, the design decisions behind the Atomic Hawx Ultra & Ultra XTD boots, and more.

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Backcountry Travel & Wilderness Medicine (Ep.62)

What items should you be carrying with you, and what do you need to know before venturing out into the backcountry in the first place? We discuss backcountry travel and wilderness medicine with Blister reviewer, AWLS instructor, and physician Paul Forward.

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DPS Phantom on the Blister Podcast

DPS Phantom & the End of Ski Wax (Ep.59)

DPS Phantom is a new product that claims to eliminate the need to ever again wax your skis or board. Sounds crazy, so we talked to DPS founder, Stephan Drake, and Jeff Bates, the technological developer of Phantom, to have them explain how this is possible.

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Interbike 2017 on the blister podcast

Camo is the New Black: Interbike 2017 (Ep.56)

On location in Las Vegas, we talk to Blister bike editor, Noah Bodman, about the current state of Interbike; the most intriguing bikes we rode; the most interesting products we’ve seen; and the most bizarre stuff on the trade show floor.

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Flylow founder, Dan Abrams, on the Blister Podcast

Flylow Co-Founder, Dan Abrams (Ep.53)

We talk to Flylow co-founder, Dan Abrams, about the early days of Flylow; how the outerwear industry has changed, and Dan breaks news about a new technology that Flylow has been developing and will be rolling out soon.

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Eric Hjorleifson talks about the 4FRNT Raven, Hoji, and Renegade on the blister podcast

Eric Hjorleifson on Ski Design & Pillow Lines (Ep.51)

Eric Hjorleifson is one of the best big-mountain skiers of all-time, and he’s also known for being one of the master tinkerers in the ski industry, and someone who absolutely obsesses over ski, boot, and bindings design. So we talked to Hoji about skiing pillows, ski design, and the evolution of his Renegade, Hoji, and Raven.

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Sam Shaheen reviews the G3 SENDr 112 for Blister Gear Review

New Tech & Trends in Outerwear (Ep.49)

We talk to Blister’s outerwear editor, Sam Shaheen, about the most important new tech & trends in apparel; how & why he first got involved with Blister; starting his own outwear company at the age of 15, and more.

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Blister Founder Jonathan Ellsworth's accident.

A Nearly Fatal Birthday, Part 2 (Ep.48)

On our last podcast, we told you about a serious ski accident that Blister founder, Jonathan Ellsworth, was fortunate to survive. But the crash itself was only part of the story, and the weeks after the crash have been full of a number of very consequential events, decisions, and lessons, and we discuss them here.

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Tommy Caldwell, Big-Wall Climber (Ep.45)

We talk to one of the most accomplished big-wall climbers of all time about his excellent new book; risk; Alex Honnold’s latest free solo; obsessive focus vs. a desire for balance; the future of climbing, and more.

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Jim Harris -- Perpetual Weekend -- on the Blister Podcast

Jim Harris, Perpetual Weekend (Ep.44)

Jim Harris is as passionate about and as involved in the outdoors industry as anyone, but a serious accident threatened to change that. But the real story here is Jim’s “crazy” recovery, and the lessons he has learned (and that we would do well to learn from him) about dealing with obstacles, understanding self-identity, and defining self worth.

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Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the Nordica Enforcer 110 for Blister Gear Review.

New Ski Reviews from Mt Bachelor (Ep.40)

Blister reviewers talk about some of the most surprising skis we reviewed at Mt Bachelor, then discuss what our 1-ski and 2-ski quiver picks would be for Mt Bachelor.

So here are our very fresh thoughts on a number of very high-profile skis.

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