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FNRad Snowboarding Podcast brings you interviews with Snowboarders. New episodes drop every Wednesday from November until April with a special Elmer episode every April 1!
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Hana Beaman

Hana Beaman

2021-04-1501:15:48

Hana Beaman joins the show this week for a conversation about her life in snowboarding including competing in this year's Natural Selection tour stops in Jackson Hole and Alaska. Hana embodies what it means to be a snowboarder which is why she's accomplished so much in her 20 year professional snowboarding career.  She has won the US open slopestyle 3 times and has several x-games medals in slopestyle as well. Plus, she's been pushing the progression of back country snowboarding since 2003 when she bought her first snowmobile after learning the ropes from Travis Rice.  Hana Beaman has been riding for Vans snowboarding boots for 20 years! So rad.Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Etienne Gilbert

Etienne Gilbert

2021-04-0701:43:17

Etienne Gilbert was a professional snowboarder with unmatched style. He grew up in Quebec and eventually moved to Whistler where his pro career on Nitro also included filming with Alterna, Sandbox, and Mack Dawg. Etienne's taste for style helped inform the Deja Vu crew making him one of the most influential snowboarders of his era. Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Craig Kelly was born on April 1st. In this very special bonus episode film maker Jacques Russo talks about filming with Craig.Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Wes Makepeace

Wes Makepeace

2021-03-3101:18:12

Wes Makepeace is the kind of snowboarder that stokes me out on doing this podcast. He's a legendary pro snowboarder who rides mostly at Whistler and Mt. Baker but he's also got a gap at Mt Seymour named after him. He had pro models with Aggression and Lamar. He's won at the Mount Baker Legendary Banked Slalom. And he's an accomplished singer song writer. Stoked to have him on the show.Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Jay Balmer

Jay Balmer

2021-03-2456:54

Jay Balmer is an important snowboarder in the early Canadian snowboarding community. Have a listen to a little bit of his story and important memories from his life in snowboarding. Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Trevor Graves

Trevor Graves

2021-03-1701:18:21

Trevor Graves was a snowboard photographer who shot with the greats. His career was kicked into high gear when he moved from Syracuse to Oregon in the late 80's. Trevor shot some of the most iconic images of guys like Craig, Terje, Brushie, and so many other snowboarders... Stoked to have him on the show!!Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Patrick McCarthy

Patrick McCarthy

2021-03-1001:31:11

Patrick McCarthy has to be the most stoked snowboarder I've ever interviewed. At 41 he still shreds at a professional level despite taking a position as team manager for 686. His ten year pro career includes magazine and video credits with all the majors. This year he's on a permanent staycation at Mt. Baker. I caught up with him in his home office a few days ago.Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Tucker Fransen

Tucker Fransen

2021-03-0301:12:20

Tucker Fransen is an OG Tahoe Snowboarding Legend. He grew up in the Grass Valley home of the Grasser. Tucker rode for Sims and then left to join Morrow where he continued his pro career and learned how to design snowboards before eventually being hired as a designer at MLY and M3 (the Yoshida factory). I'm still in awe of the fact that I get to talk with the snowboarders I looked up to as a teenager and Tucker Fransen is someone I look forward to snowboarding with and talking more about the origins of our snowboarding culture with in the future. Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Brian Savard

Brian Savard

2021-02-2401:20:39

Brian Savard is a backcountry legend who grew up skateboarding in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island and went on to travel the world as a professional snowboarder for K2. Brian's powerful style landed him in the pages of snowboarding magazines around the world including Transworld and Snowboarder who sent him to places like India to be the first to shred their epic mountains. Some listeners will remember a Craig Kelly trip to Iran, Brian was a featured rider on that trip. It was an honour to have Brian Savard as this week's podcast guest. Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Don Szabo

Don Szabo

2021-02-1747:15

Don Szabo is a Pro Snowboarder from southern California who rode for Nectar, Airwalk, Life's  Beach, Lamar, Blackfly's and a handful of other companies in the 90's. Don was integral to creating the modern day snowboard pro career. Don Szabo could be seen in Transworld, Snowboarder, The Creatures of Habit movies, gracing the pages with his freestyle snowboarding and comical shenanigans. I was stoked to catch up with Don and I'm sure we will be talking again at some point as we only scratched the surface of his snowboarding career in this episode.Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Gwyn Howat

Gwyn Howat

2021-02-1001:35:12

Gwyn Howat is the CEO of Mt Baker. I interviewed her back in 2015 and lost the audio for 6 years! Gwyn's family moved to Mount Baker when her father Duncan took the job of Operations Manager in 1968!! Ever since the Howat's have operated Mt Baker off the grid, creating one of the world's greatest snowboarding mountains. 1985 saw the invention of the Banked Slalom at Mt Baker, Snowboarding's longest running tradition and competition.Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Blaise Rosenthal

Blaise Rosenthal

2021-02-0301:38:27

Blaise Rosenthal is a pro snowboarder who shaped this wonderful thing we call snowboarding with his creativity, imagination, and hard work. Please watch his part in Mack Dawg's Simple Pleasures movie for some insight in what made Blaise one of the top pros of his era. Blaise made the jump into the world of fine art as a painter. And he's one heck of a nice guy, enjoy! Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Jon Roth

Jon Roth

2021-01-2702:29:50

Jon Roth is an amazing human being who was a pro snowboarder in the heyday of snowboarding. His sponsors included Sims, Billabong, and Volcom. His style was admired and he was regarded as an up and coming rider to watch. In this episode we talk about how quickly his career fell away. Jon runsand owns Crowsnest Barbershops one of the sponsors of our show and was one of the first people to accept me into the snowboarding community. His enthusiasm and good spirit is infectious, matched only by his entrepreneurial aspirations.Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Ross Rebagliati

Ross Rebagliati

2021-01-2002:00:38

Ross Rebagliati is a former professional snowboarder who's name has become synonymous with weed. At one point Ross was the most famous snowboarder on the planet.  Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Steve Larosiliere is the man behind Stoked.org a nonprofit that takes underserved kids out snowboarding. Steve was chosen to attend an exclusive private high school as a teenager and it helped shape his life in many ways including making him acutely aware of the power of mentorship. After a trip to British Columbia from his home in New York, Steve dedicated his life to building a mentorship program focused on introducing kids to the boardsports culture. His book, LIFE, PURPOSE, SECRETS: 10 Ways to Find Meaning in Times of Uncertainty has a 5/5 rating on Goodreads and was published in September of 2020.To learn more about Steve check out stevelarosilier.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
What happened to the sheep in the Etnie's Ad from Whiskey 2?Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Natasza Zurek

Natasza Zurek

2021-01-0501:06:22

Natasza Zurek is a legendary Burton rider who got her start in Vancouver in the 90's. She rode on the Never team with Rob Dow and Devun before being scooped up by Burton at the US Open.  Natasza competed for the first part of her career before pioneering women's back country filming. She lives with her two kids and partner in the Okanogan painting amazing art. Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Leanne Pelosi

Leanne Pelosi

2020-12-3054:10

Leanne Pelosi is a professional snowboarder for K2 and The North Face. She's a back country force of nature and a filmmaker with her production company Full Moon Films. Leanne works with Protect Our Winters and has won several Transworld awards for her video parts and her entrepreneurship! It was a pleasure to have her on the show!Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Ben Bilocq

Ben Bilocq

2020-12-2302:04:50

Ben Bilocq is a snowboarder on Dinos Will Die. Ben rode as a pro on Nitro, rode for D-Day, and filmed parts with the Deja Vu crew and Videograss. Ben rides quite a bit at Mt. Seymour and can often be seen building gorilla features that are some of the most fun things to hit on the hill. A true snowboarder's snowboarder, Ben Bilocq tells it like it is in this interview recorded in my bike room.Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
Derek Scott

Derek Scott

2020-12-1601:11:31

Derek Scott is one of the three OG Seymour Kids and he explains who gave them their name and what it was like to be an am with a model back in the 90's. This is a fun one, nostalgia all the way.Support the show (https://paypal.me/fnradfoundation)
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