Sponsored: The stories behind the skiers
About This Show
Sponsored is a weekly show hosted by Mike Powell that goes deep into the lives and stories of professional skiers. Each show will include an interview with a different skier, and discuss how they moved up the ranks from amateur to professional, and where
they are now. Throughout these conversations, we'll find out the obstacles these skiers had to overcome, the experiences that defined their careers, the injuries, and regrets.
About Mike Powell: I’ve spent my career in action sports athlete management and worked with the best skiers in the world during a 16 year career at K2 Skis. I’ve also MC’d events around the world for K2, Redbull, and POWDER.
Most Recent Episode
Sponsored, Episode 34: Rory Silva
May 10, 2017
On this week's episode of the "Sponsored" podcast, the last of season one, host Mike Powell interviews Rory Silva. If you've been regularly listening to "Sponsored," Silva's name is one that has frequently come up. He was among the top echelon of skiers before a lack of business skills caught up with him. The type 1 diabetic and Mammoth native is now living in Southern Oregon, where he was fulfilling DUI obligations.
2:30: The trials and tribulations of getting a DUI
5:45: Health choices and Diabetes
7:30: Growing up and having Plake around
11:00: Rory and school
12:30: Getting sponsored, how does that happen?
15:00: Superpark, being a professional skier, and movie parts
24:00: The end of making money in skiing for Rory and what is he up to now?
27:50: Deadabetic ski edits
Episodes of This Show
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