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The Lawless Podcast
63 minutes | 5 months ago
Alain Duguay // Avalanche Survivor \\ Snow Safety Series
On March 17th, 2013 Alain Duguay and his friends found themselves in the path of an avalanche that was classified as a size 3.5. They were in Cherry Bowl in Terrace BC and in terms of the avalanche’s destruction -- it’s right in between being able to bury a car, destroy a small building or break trees and being able to destroy a railway car. It’s a happy ending as he and his friends were rescued by four Terrace locals and serves as a living testament to what it feels like to be buried alive and how a few extra turns ultimately put them in the path of the white dragon.
76 minutes | 5 months ago
Jaad Kuujus (Meghann O’Brien) // Northwest Coast Artist + Boarder
Meghaan is an internationally recognized Award-winning Northwest Coast Artist that travels the world as an artist, a student, a teacher, a keynote speaker and a snowboarder and yet I think her greatest work lies in the way she has woven together all facets of her life and remains rooted and connected to all parts of herself, her ancestors, culture, sport and beliefs. I encourage you to check out her website Meghaan Obrien.com and read about her thoughts on fast fashion, indigenous fashion and ancient couture, the connection between snowboarding and northwest coast art… and of course to see her works of art and slashing powder in her happy place, the remote back country areas of British Columbia.
33 minutes | 6 months ago
Motherload Film w/ Zoya Lynch
So this is a short little interview with Zoya Lynch the director of the film Motherload. This film is near and dear to my heart because it was directed by Zoya who was episode 45 of the Lawless Podcast. But also, because it is a film about two Strong single Moms Izzy Lynch and Tessa Treadway. Tessa Treadway has always taken up residence in my heart. I loved her as soon as I met her through her late husband Dave Treadway who passed away in a skiing accident in April of 2019. You can watch it as part of @thevimff Fall Series between Nov 20-29th! And Zoya // breaks down the other four films that are a part of the snow series. Enjoy my friends.
103 minutes | 6 months ago
Dr. Amber Kirk // Chiropractor + Force
Dr. Amber Kirk // is a chiropractor and a force of nature. She’s helping me on my path to wellness and I think by the time you finish this episode you’ll be in a different path or atleast looking towards one. She is the bridge between science, spiritualism and two-stroke therapies. A real Squamish lady who has so much of the knowledge but has someone how found the truth that binds it all together and is able to deliver that to clients as she improves our human performance. Excited and honoured to have interviewed Amber. What a legend.
72 minutes | 6 months ago
The Future of Boarding with Amalia 'Billy' Pelchat
Amalia ‘Billy’ Pelchat is on her way to becoming a legit pro snowboarder but I love how she inspires girls to get on their skateboards by hosting girls skateboard camps where everyone feels comfortable to put themselves out there. I think Whistler is proud to have born and bred this young lady who is gracious, focused, kind, goal driven, positive, passionate and all around inspirational human. Plus she is very good at explaining complex things like tik tok and making lava cakes.
80 minutes | 7 months ago
Jon Roth // the snowboarder turned barber turned Down Syndrome advocate
Jon Roth… he’s a very honest, humble, compassionate, man who has good style and a family many would envy. His wife Tasha is a deeply layered woman of wisdom and their son Kai Ocean is the cutest and rocks an extra chromosome. Jon was a pro skateboarder and snowboarder in his teens and made quite a name for himself and then the pendulum swung the other way and he found himself in a chair.. apprenticing to become a barber, he now owns a chain of barber shops all over Canada and spills out in Hawaii. He is very generous, and I would say that he is quickly becoming an advocate for the Down Syndrome / T21 Community.
102 minutes | 10 months ago
Kevin McHugh // Inspring Soul in Sport, Photography & Life. Living with a diagnosis.
This podcast begins with Kevin telling me about his new diagnosis of life with thyroid cancer, a tumour in-between his heart and lungs and complications with his liver. And I think that puts this conversation into such perspective. He’s a man of so much positivity, wisdom and is someone I’ve been lucky to call a friend for upwards of 8 years now. Plus he’s a real force as an athlete, photographer and has a real passion for oceanography and explaining it to me in layman terms. Thank-you Kevin McHugh for being such an incredible human and I know that you were born on the beaches of San Diego but I’m glad you made your way to the Pacific North West.
84 minutes | 10 months ago
Shin Campos // producer + snowboarder
In the words of my next guest, he has no agenda aside from living a good life. He has been on the forefront of sport in our mountains and we take a nice little tour in the early days of life travelling and cruising around Alaska with tokens that took you to any peak you wanted. And he has carved out a life for himself and his family in Whistler, BC.
94 minutes | 10 months ago
Tobin Seagel // Biologist + Skier
Tobin Sea Gull is a gem. He’s smart, strategic and might appear to be the complete package. As he balances work, the environment, sport, giving back and agreeing to do my podcast. WE really chat it up here as we go into the young Tobin days right up until present day, I now, know his routine before he goes to bed and what he and his girlfriend are doing fo their summer vacay. He is a sponsored skier and a biologist that began his professional life as an athlete via Sport Climbing in his teens. Being both an athlete and holding a masters in environmental studies it makes sense that his passions met with POW, protect our winners and he was an integral part in realizing the Canadian contingent. We recorded this on May 26th. So literally days before George Floyd was killed and all the protests but just at the beginning of phase two of Covid here in British Columbia. And I think Tobin inspired me to pick a few objectives and get back on google earth for next winter.
102 minutes | 10 months ago
Chad Chomlack // Good Human + Award Winning Snowboard Photographer
I’ve always known Chad Chomlack to be a very agreeable man. He always has a quick smile and after this podcast I now know that he is a man of great integrity and depth and man he really did dive into the podcast with so much honesty and truth… which I suppose is the same as honesty. And I learnt a lot more about him, Young Chad on a mission… and how valuable he is for our community and our larger community of humans. I think this weeks podcast has me thinking a little deeper on how I can contribute more or do things that really matter. And create deeper meaning even within this podcast…
80 minutes | a year ago
Mike Douglas // Godfather of Freesking // Activist
What to say about Mike Douglas he has dedicated himself to doing more for skiing than anybody, literally shaping the sport of freeskiing. He produces a lot of film and short pieces that push the narrative of action sports and blend it with meaning and purpuse. He continually pushes forward in all areas of his life. Notably, his work with Protect our Winters Canada is what has captured my heart as of late. Enjoy one of Whistler's favourite people.
88 minutes | a year ago
Jamie Crane-Mauzy // TBI Survivor + Pro Skier
Jamie Crane-Mauzy who heils from Utah, USA. She was a freestyle skier who landed the first double back flip in competition at the X-games in 2013. And then in 2015 she crashed on a slopestyle run in Whistler BC and almost lost her life. She had a traumatic brain injury and was bleeding from 8 different parts of her brain. But, she is so much more than a survivor. Her determination to excellence keeps pushing her as she pivots in life but remains a force of positivity and hope. We talk about her accident, her drive and inspiration, having a million sisters and what life looks like post TBI. She messaged me after this interview and said she was on the brink of tears for much of this interview … and I think it’s because she truly left it all on the table. Nothing was left unearthed.
133 minutes | a year ago
Jessa Gilbert // Artist + Split boarder
If I could chat with her for a few days I would. Jessa Gilbert is a very accomplished artist, snowboarder, adventurer and human. She lives in Nelson, BC where we chatted remotely from. She’s got a lot to say about life and I think it comes down to her passionate pursuit of living a good life. I love how she seamlessly moves through life in pencil, pen or paintbrush in hand… she synthesizes so many aspects of life that wouldn’t normally go together and I think that is felt in all of her pieces. This chat is full of life, Covid times, Architecture, life of an artist, pursuing guiding, process, getting amongst in the mountains and marrying your greatest passions together to live a real rich and full life. Plus she really does make the most of everyday… Enjoy friends, I sure did. And Jessa thank-you for the chat, I look forward to our next one.
119 minutes | a year ago
Zoya Lynch // Photographer, Skier + Inspiring Soul
My next guest is SUCH a talent. She's not scared of getting deep in our talks and we chat about everything. She's a skier, a photographer, a filmmaker, a story-teller, a dreamer, a doer and my new favourite. I love her approach to life and how she says 'yes' to what comes her way and then makes it happen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Her body of work is prolific, award-winning and captures life in these perfect light-filled moments. ⠀
44 minutes | a year ago
Mara Halayko // Make Good Agency - Covid Chats
In the wake of the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic I decided I would like to chat with different people from different industries to hear how everybody is doing. This lady Maralise caught my attention for the on-line auction she started to support Canadian Retailers. Her retail agency MAKE GOOD AGENCY only works with brands that give back and do more than just sell. Heart Centered Businesses for the win.
98 minutes | a year ago
Grete Eliassen // Pro-Skier + Super Human
At 33 years of age, Grete Eliassen seems to have lived a million lives. Having grown up in both the United States of America and Norway, was a Red Bull athlete, competed at a world stage (and podiumed in all of these disciplines of skiing) in Slalom, Super G, Halfpipe, Hip Jump (which I’ve never even heard of), Slopestyle, Freeskiing Comps. She is a Mother of two boys (two and three years old), a wife, was the president of the Women’s Sport Foundation, a University Graduate and was a pseudo little sister to our mutual friend, the late Sarah Burke. I love her. She’s inspiring and I didn’t even look at her accolades before this interview… And now I’m floored. What a force in the brightest packaging.
99 minutes | a year ago
Robin Van Gyn // Snowboarder + Off Grid Inspiraton
Robin is a force both on and off of a snowboard. She’s known for ripping big lines in the backcountry, but I think her true talent lies in her incessant positivity. We chat with her while she’s in her apocalyptic property on Vancouver Island. And now I want to live off grid.
64 minutes | a year ago
Chris Rubens // Pro Skier in Quarantine
This is the first (of many – I am sure) of a new series I am calling THE QUARANTINE SESSIONS – tales from our cribs. And I’m delighted that my first guest in the series is Chris Rubens of Revelstoke, British Columbia (where we are chatting from remotely). Chris is a very solid, woke individual that gives a lot to his sport, the community and the world. He grew up in Canmore, BC with another favourite Eric Hjorleifson (#ep23). If there was one thing I took away from this podcast is that what we do as an individual has an impact on the world (timely as well). He’s a POW (protect our winters) ambassador and we touch on a lot of these things blended throughout a few ski chats and our little dip into the old days. Before you listen maybe you should watch ‘Guilt Trip’ by Salomon TV – I’m going to watch it now. I wish I had of watched it prior to the interview… but the interview got me fired up to watch it.
73 minutes | a year ago
Murray Siple // Artist + Inspiration
Murray Siple is an artist from North Vancouver. In his early twenties he was on top of the world as an emerging filmmaker in the snowboard and skateboard world and then a few events resulted in him finding his way into a wheelchair. He is driven, passionate, insightful and has a lot of wisdom and inspiration that he shares in this podcast. Thank-you Murray.
106 minutes | a year ago
Joel Loverin // Snowboarder + Favourite
Joel Loverin is my absolute Favourite. Pretty much since the first time I met him. And then I went out in the mountains with him and realized he’s an absolute boss on his board, on his sled, on a rope swing, in a fishing boat and now on a Mountain Bike. He’s got an unparalleled passion and love for life. He tells great tales, a lot of them from the mountains around us and in Alaska. I hope you enjoy this podcast and get inspired to learn more about ropes and pursuing your passion.
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