About This Show
The MTNmeister podcast presents interviews with the most inspiring, motivating, and influential athletes in outdoor sports. In a half hour, you’ll explore topics which transcend sport: overcoming adversity, stepping outside of your comfort zone, persevering through hardship, weighing risk vs. reward, and more. MTNmeister delivers extreme examples of these topics through the guests we host: mountaineers, ultramarathoners, Paralympians, Olympians, rock climbers, skiers, and more. Join the host of MTNmeister, Ben Schenck, as he asks thought provoking questions that you won’t hear on a typical interview. Also, every MTNmeister will recommend the best gear, resources, and destinations that will assist you in your own adventures.
Most Recent Episode
(R) #167 A behind-the-scenes look at outdoors athlete sponsorship
4 days ago
This episode was originally recorded in February of 2016. The “Did someone get paid to say that?” question runs through my mind a lot. Often, I have trouble finding the answer. For example, when a guest on MtnMeister gives a gear recommendation, does he/she get paid by that company? If he/she does, can we trust that the recommendation is authentic? How do these sponsorships work? What do the brands get from the athletes and what do the athletes get from the brands? How does this impact us as outdoors consumers?
In this episode, we hear from a couple of professional athletes, a large outdoors brand, and a talent manager. If you have questions or comments, leave them in the discussion forum on our website mtnmeister.com or send me an email (ben at mtnmeister.com).
Rated 5 out of
Russel & Ben do a great job interviewing their guests by asking thoughtful questions. Their interviews of amazing people inspire and motivate me!
Date published: 2014-07-30