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BLISTER Podcast

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

Domestic production of apparel has all but disappeared from the US, but Kitsbow is leading the charge to bring it back and hopes to be a blueprint for how other brands can do the same. And on this week’s episode of Bikes & Big Ideas, their CEO, David Billstrom, has a lot to say about how it’s been good for their brand, their customers, their community, and the planet.

Domestic Apparel Manufacturing, Supply-Chain Logistics, & More (Ep.207)

Domestic production of apparel has all but disappeared from the US, but Kitsbow is leading the charge to bring it back and hopes to be a blueprint for how other brands can do the same. And their CEO, David Billstrom, has a lot to say about how it’s been good for their brand, their customers, their community, and the planet.

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The Design Principle of “Simplexity” (Ep.206)

We talk to Naked Sports Innovations’ president and co-founder, Lindsay Dakota, about how the concept of “simplexity” drives Naked’s design process; growing a small brand sustainably; the future of footwear; and how ski racing influenced the design of their new trail shoe.

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On the James Webb Space Telescope (Ep.218)

We’re still trying to process what we’re seeing, and what this all means. So today, we’re offering another brief attempt to wrap our heads around the images — and the significance — of the James Webb Space Telescope, and I provide a few recommendations for further reading & listening.

Drew Kelly on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast

Reviewing the Reviewer: Drew Kelly (Ep.205)

We talk to the man with the best turn in Crested Butte about choss monsters, cave trolls, geek beaks, his Tinder profile, birding, the universe, gear preferences, and more.

Eric Olsen just returned from bike touring between the first three rounds of the EWS, so we sat down with him to hear where he got the idea in the first place; how it all went, including encountering golf-ball-sized hail and a flock of schoolchildren mid-race; the notion of bikes as transportation & European bike touring culture more broadly; and much, much more.

Eric Olsen on Bikepacking the EWS (Ep.126)

Eric Olsen just returned from bike touring between the first three rounds of the EWS, so we sat down with him to hear where he got the idea in the first place; how it all went, including encountering golf-ball-sized hail and a flock of schoolchildren mid-race; the notion of bikes as transportation & European bike touring culture more broadly; and much, much more.

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Paddy O’Leary on Racing Horses, Fell Running, Lacrosse, & Community Building (Ep.128)

Paddy O’Leary’s path from the farm he grew up on in Wexford, Ireland to becoming an elite runner for The North Face is by no means a linear one. So we sat down with Paddy to talk about how he ended up racing on the trails (with and without a horse); growing the sport of lacrosse in Ireland; community building; fell running; and a whole lot more.