VT_scratchI love the Powell MVMNT but get tired of the rigid structure of his. Especially with so many of the skiers, I feel like I already have a rough understanding of their past. I could care less about, okay so mom and dad had enough money obviously to get you skiing, so they'd take you up to the hill every weekend, you stood out, and then you got your first sponsor?
I mean sure it's great to hear their path, but I wish they would just shoot the shit about the state of skiing, trends, comps, any and all things skiing related, and not have to follow a timeline. I mentioned this to him and he said he has considered it, but it would be a separate podcast- something like "shooting the shit with powell" or something.
Your first point is why I like Powell's podcasts, its interesting to hear about relatable things about skiers that i feel i already know well. Yeah ill admit that most stories are the same "you stood out, and then you got your first sponsor", but I feel it gives these guy I idolized growing up a sense of normality that we can all relate to.
I would say that Powell is also great at getting into the deeper topics that others would refrain from talking about and asking questions straight up. He is generally more objective than any other action sports podcast i have listened to, where people are generally quite superficial.
I also really enjoy that he delves into the other facets of the sport; media, brands, agents etc. Really breaks up the monotony of, as you say, hearing basically the same shit for 60 mins.
Im going to get my nose out of Powell's ass now.
I just listened to the rest of the Schlopy ep. and honestly it felt like Simon was trying to make out that what him and Schlopy went through was the same. From my understanding it definitely was not. Seemed like Simon's was cutting off Schlopy every time he was getting into something deep/devastating, by brining up something that, in his view, was equally as devastating. It often left me struggling to draw parallels.
I should also add that i cannot stand the Low Pressure Pod. for this same reason. Huge cringe fest. Every. Fucking. Episode.
**This post was edited on Apr 21st 2020 at 8:24:05pm