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Outdoor Industry news, mountain culture, & conversations with the most interesting athletes, authors, founders, & filmmakers in the outdoor space. 

GEAR:30

GEAR:30 is where we geek out hard & go deep into the details about the most important outdoor gear. 

Bikes & Big Ideas

Conversations with the pro riders, product designers, founders, & other notable individuals that are shaping the sport and bike culture.  

Off The Couch

Off The Couch takes a closer look at the wide, weird, & wonderful world of running.

CRAFTED

CRAFTED explores how things get made, and does so with the remarkable people who insist on making things well

Recent Podcasts

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Victor Diaz on Renegade Running, Representation, & Creating Space for New Communities (Ep.139)

Specialty-running stores often act as community hubs, places where runners of all skill levels can gather to learn, connect, and train. However, the demographics these small businesses cater to frequently fail people of color. So, we spoke to Victor Diaz, owner of Renegade Running, a run-specialty store rooted in Oakland, CA, to learn about how he’s creating a space that’s engaged with and reflective of the diverse culture it helps serve.

With Heady Topper, John Kimmich created one of the most sought-after beers in the world, and effectively created the profile of the modern IPA. In part 1 of this tour-de-force of a conversation on our CRAFTED podcast, we talk to John about his path to opening The Alchemist with his wife, Jen, in 2003; the business - and current landscape - of craft beer; what distinguishes great beer from mediocre beer; and more. Buckle up for this one, folks.

The Alchemist co-founder & brewer, John Kimmich, Pt 2 (Ep.7)

With Heady Topper, John Kimmich created one of the most sought-after craft beers in the world, and effectively created the profile of the modern IPA. In Part 2 of our conversation, we dive into the evolution of Heady Topper; why making great beer is not enough for John & Jen; & more.

With Heady Topper, John Kimmich created one of the most sought-after beers in the world, and effectively created the profile of the modern IPA. In part 1 of this tour-de-force of a conversation on our CRAFTED podcast, we talk to John about his path to opening The Alchemist with his wife, Jen, in 2003; the business - and current landscape - of craft beer; what distinguishes great beer from mediocre beer; and more. Buckle up for this one, folks.

The Alchemist co-founder & brewer, John Kimmich, Part 1 (Ep.6)

With Heady Topper, John Kimmich created one of the most sought-after beers in the world, and effectively created the profile of the modern IPA. Here in Part 1, we talk to John about his path to opening The Alchemist with his wife, Jen, in 2003; the business — and current landscape — of craft beer; what distinguishes great beer from mediocre beer; and more.

Can engineering actually help us discover real-world characteristics about products that will be meaningful to end users? Or, when we incorporate quantitative data, do we mostly run the risk of having that data leading people astray? We discuss with Thomas Laakso, the vice president of product and operations at DPS Skis, and Dr. Sean Humbert of Blister Labs.

Blister Labs: Product Manufacturers vs. Researchers & Reviewers (Ep.213)

Can engineering actually help us discover real-world characteristics about products that will be meaningful to end users? Or, when we incorporate quantitative data, do we mostly run the risk of having that data leading people astray? We discuss with Thomas Laakso, the vice president of product and operations at DPS Skis, and Dr. Sean Humbert of Blister Labs.