Blister Podcast Network


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


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

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.

Noah Bodman on the Blister Podcast

New Bike Stuff! (Ep.39)

We talk to Blister’s bike editor, Noah Bodman, about where the most innovations are taking place in the bike world; whether e-bikes are gaining acceptance; several particular bikes (including the YT Jeffsy, the Canyon Spectral, and a couple of “plus” bikes); and the upcoming World Cup DH season.

Sven Coomer, Zipfit Boot Liners on the Blister Podcast

Sven Coomer, Founder of Zipfit Ski Boot Liners (Ep.35)

What is the least understood but arguably most important piece of ski equipment? Ski boot liners. So we talk to ski boot pioneer, Sven Coomer, about why boot liners don’t receive the attention they deserve, what makes Zipfit liners different, and why Sven believes that liners are the single most important piece of ski equipment.

Blister Podcast on Wilderness First Responder Training, or WFR, or backcountry emergencies

How to Handle Backcountry Emergencies (Ep.30)

Accidents happen when you’re far away from help. Do you know how to respond? Too many of us don’t, and that is irresponsible and dangerous. This conversation will drive that point home, and clue you in on some steps we all should take.

On this Blister Podcast, we talk to Cy Whitling, David Steele, and Andrew Forward

Report from Bachelor + Meet the New Reviewers (Ep.29)

From Bend, we announce the release of a new special-edition Blister Pro, then talk to Blister reviewers David Steele and Andrew Forward about growing up in Alaska; speed flying; Glacier National Park; funny & painful ski touring missions, Super Burrito, and more.

Blister Podcast with Brendan Leondard on his book Make It Till You Make It

Brendan Leonard, (Ep.28)

We talk to’s Brendan Leonard about creativity and the process of creating: How to stop procrastinating and get started; why – and why not – to attempt something new; and what it takes to keep going.

Blister Podcast - Armada Skis Ski Designers

Ski Designers, Armada Skis (Ep.27)

We stopped by Armada HQ in Park City to talk to Andy Hytjan and Logan Imlach about Armada’s past, present, and future; Armada’s stacked team; and a number of skis in the Armada line, including the JJ, the Edollo, and the new ARV 106.