Blister Podcast Network

BLISTER Podcast

Our conversations with the most interesting athletes, designers, authors, and filmmakers in the world of action sports. 

GEAR:30

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

Bikes & Big Ideas

We discuss the latest in the bike world; being good stewards of the places we ride; and the game-changing innovations and emerging industries that can improve the present and our future.

Off The Couch

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

All Things Climbing

We cover the major events, prominent trends, new gear, and notable individuals that make the climbing community so interesting. 

Recent Podcasts

Beacon Guide Books founder, Andy Sovick, goes on the Blister Podcast to discuss guide books in general, backcountry decision making, and more

On Guide Books & Decision Making in the Backcountry (Ep.152)

Sales of backcountry guide books are up, and more and more people are venturing out. So we talked with Beacon Guide Books founder, Andy Sovick about how he got into publishing guide books; why he actually dislikes the term “guide books”; whether or not backcountry guide books should even exist; the responsibilities that come with publishing them; why Andy is an advocate of the “ATES” system (Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale); and more.

Dan Feeney & Kate Harrison of the BOA Performance Fit Lab go on Blister's Off The Couch Podcast to discuss how BOA is using new methods to measure fit and how it relates to performance

Improving Performance by Rethinking Fit? BOA Fit System (Ep.75)

Most of you are familiar with the BOA fit system, but do you know what BOA is up to today? Or maybe you’ve thought, What’s wrong with regular shoe laces? We went to the BOA Performance Fit Lab to learn more; hear why they see a big opportunity in trail running shoes; and see how they are working with companies to optimize products.

Matt Hart, author of Win At All Costs, goes on Blister's Off The Couch Podcast to discuss the book, PEDs in a variety of sports, and more

Matt Hart on Nike, The Oregon Project, & PEDs in Sports (Ep.74)

We talk to Matt Hart about his book, Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and its Culture of Deception, which is is an important book that everyone interested in competitive athletics should read. We discuss how Matt got interested in and involved with this story; whether we should just make all performance-enhancing drugs legal in all sports; who is most to blame for PED use in sports; what Nike’s response to the book has been; and Alberto Salazar’s upcoming trial.

Athletic Brewing Company Founder, Bill Shufelt, goes on the Blister Podcast

Athletic Brewing Company founder, Bill Shufelt (Ep.151)

Athletic Brewing Company is a fast-growing brand in an emerging category that is about to blow up: non-alcoholic craft beer. So we talked to Athletic Brewing’s founder about why he started the company; the stigma of not drinking; why “near beer” has been so bad; why there’s such a need for products like this in the outdoors community; Athletic’s brewing process; how he feels about the emerging competition in the space; and more.

Boise Gear Collective founder, Tyson Stellrecht went to Blister HQ at Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado to discuss on their GEAR:30 Podcast running his shop, the used-gear ski and snowboard market, why Tyson is not getting into e-commerce, and more

Shop Talk: Tyson Stellrecht, Boise Gear Collective (Ep.123)

We sat down with Tyson Stellrecht, the founder of Boise Gear Collective, to talk about the selling of both used gear and brand new gear; how it’s going with backcountry.com one year later; why Tyson isn’t moving into e-commerce; gear snobs; predictions for the upcoming season; and more.

Anneke Beerten goes on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas podcast to discuss her recent injury, concussions, Pastranaland, Pit Bike Championships, & More

Anneke Beerten on Her Accident; Recovery; Pastranaland, & More (Ep.44)

Anneke Beerten (the 2 x world champion BMX rider, 3-time Four Cross world champion, and Queen of Crankworx) was in an accident and suffered a serious concussion, so we check in with her to hear more about what happened; get a firsthand report of her recovery; and present a public service announcement that we all need to hear. Then we shift gears to talk about participating in the amazing Pastranaland Pit Bike Championships, so this is both a serious and super fun conversation.

Jean-Luc Diard goes on Blister's Off The Couch Podcast to discuss going from an intern to the CEO of Salomon, founding Hoka One One, and his current role as VP of of Innovation for Deckers.

Hoka Founder & Deckers Group VP of Innovation, Jean-Luc Diard (Ep.73)

If you are interested in product design and the process of innovation, then you need to listen to this conversation. Jean-Luc Diard started as an intern at Salomon, developed the first shaped ski, became the CEO at Salomon, played a major role in the development of Salomon’s running shoes, moved on to found Hoka One One, and is currently the VP of Innovation for the Deckers Group, where he currently heads up the Deckers X Lab.

Cody Townsend goes on the Blister Podcast to discuss current events ranging from Emily Harrington's 1-day free climb of El Capitan to the race to open ski areas, and much more

Reviewing the News w/ Cody Townsend (Nov 2020) (Ep.150)

Today we are launching a new segment on the Blister Podcast. Each month, Cody Townsend and Jonathan Ellsworth discuss some of the biggest stories and most interesting news headlines from the world of outdoor sports, and on occasion, the broader world, too. We also share some of the best things we’ve watched, read, or listened to.

David Golay goes on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas Podcast to discuss wet-weather mountain bike apparel, compares the RockShox ZEB, Fox 38, and Manitou Mezzer Pro forks, and more

Reviewer Reports: Shoulder Season MTB Gear + Forks Roundup (Ep.43)

For many of us, it’s shoulder season, where the riding conditions are wet, muddy, and / or cold. And some of us live in places where we regularly encounter those conditions. So on our latest Bikes & Big Ideas podcast, we discuss why some of the apparel that’s intended for wet/muddy riding sucks; which products have worked the best for us; and then we shift to a conversation about forks from Fox, RockShox, and Manitou.

Michael Cattanach, Product Design Director at Polartec, goes on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast to discuss the history of Polartec, Polartec NeoShell and why people should think a bit differently about waterproof and breathable fabrics, Polartec Power Air & Power Fill, & More

Bending the Paradigm: Polartec’s Approach to “Waterproofness” & Comfort (Ep.122)

What does “waterproof” really mean, and when should you worry (and not worry) about a 10k or 20k rating on the jacket or pants you are thinking of buying? Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth spoke with Michael Cattanach, the product design director at Polartec, about the “ingredients” used to make your favorite apparel; Polartec’s history; and what Polartec is up to today.