Weekly Fourcast: Becca Skinner


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Weekly Fourcast: Becca Skinner

For this Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with one of our newest Jaybird ambassadors, Becca Skinner. Becca is a Bozeman, Montana-based adventure photographer and writer whose work often focuses on conservation issues. Becca was a competitive rock climber when she was young, but now considers herself an athletic generalist—climbing, hiking, and managing her and her husband’s permaculture farm keep her plenty active when she’s not behind the lens. Recently, she’s also started to fall in love with running. Shortly after they were married, Becca and her husband ran a half-marathon at 9,000 feet in Montana.

“We had been so wrapped up in the planning of the wedding that the training fell to the bottom of the list and my anxiety was out of control about being able to even finish the race,” she says. “I knew I could hike that distance, but I had never run that far.”

With her husband’s reminder that they weren’t trying to win anything, when race day came, Becca made it to the finish line in what she calls one of the best experiences of her life.

“Instead of listening to my anxiety that I was going to fail, I tried to thank my feet, my legs, and my lungs every few minutes. It was an awesome way to celebrate movement, and I was hooked on long distance running from there on out!”

 

Becca’s Recommended Podcasts:

RadioLab, Alpha Gal

This episode is about a gal who develops a sudden meat allergy from getting bit by a tick! Fascinating and such a well-produced episode.

 

Ologies, Matrimonology

Every episode, the host Alie Ward interviews a different “ologist.” It’s funny, it talks about stories and science and history and is all-around entertaining.

 

Mountain and Prairie

I can’t choose just one! If you love the West, conservation and expanding your knowledge on some of the biggest issues facing us today, this is your podcast. Ed is a great host and asks great, thought-provoking questions.

 

Rough Translation, The Refugee’s Dating Couch

The premise of this NPR podcast is to focus on conversations we have here in the US, but show somewhere else in the world where they are talking about similar things.

 

The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Jaybird Halloween


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Weekly Fourcast: Jaybird Halloween

For this special Halloween edition of the Weekly Fourcast, we asked the crew at Jaybird headquarters for their favorite hair-raising podcasts. From ghost stories to dark mysteries and true crime tales, check out our spooky, suspenseful, and supernatural podcast picks.

 

Spooked!, A Friend in the Forest

I love that this podcast features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe these things have happened themselves. As soon as I heard this episode, I had to digest it with the entire Jaybird Team. A few of us gathered around to chat about how we had chills the entire time we were listening.
– Chelsea Kimball

 

Rabbits

Rabbits, Season 1 is the podcast that got me hooked on podcasts. If you like mysterious disappearances, ancient games and old school gaming culture, this is the podcast for you! It’s really well written and produced. One episode and you’re down the rabbit hole. R U Playing?
– Lynda Maldonado

 

Limetown, What We Know

After bingeing through Serial, I realized podcasts were more than just news and sports. I found Limetown after browsing the top charts on iTunes and it’s another good example of a well-produced multi-part podcast. It’s like an audio book short story. Full of suspense and a nod to the supernatural, it plays out like a fictional documentary—I actually Googled it to ensure it wasn’t real!
– Rakesh Patel

 

Lore

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
– Lauren Kwasniewski

 

The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Madison Ostergen


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Weekly Fourcast: Madison Ostergen

For this Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with Salt Lake City-based skier, mountain runner, and Jaybird Ambassador Madison Ostergen. An athlete and competitor since she can remember, Madison grew up ski racing in Northern Michigan. After moving to Utah in 2013, she dove headfirst into the mountain life, continuing to race through college as well as becoming a passionate runner, climber, and outdoor adventurer. Now as a professional skier, Madison spends the off-season competing in mountain races, climbing, and traveling, while the winter is all about skiing everyday, shooting photos and video, and pursuing her goals.

“I push my limits as an athlete because I love living on the edge and seeing what more I can do—I push myself because that is what brings me so much happiness, passion, and drive.”

 

Madison’s Recommended Podcasts:

Rich Roll Podcast, Rebecca Rusch is the Queen of Pain

I really related to this podcast and loved the questions that were asked. As an endurance athlete myself, there were a lot of great ideas brought up about endurance and background and history.

 

Do the Thing with Mellissa Urban, Saying No to Social Invites + Your Self-Care Love Language

I really like the topics that Melissa talks about, whether it’s nutrition, self-care, self-love, psychology, meditation, or mental health.

 

Rich Roll Podcast, Matthew Futterman on the Secrets of Speed and Endurance

I love hearing the variety of athletes that Rich Roll interviews, their backgrounds, experiences, and personal development!

 

The Food for Fitness Podcast, FFF128: How to Nurture a Positive Mindset

I love how this podcast not only talks about fitness, but nutrition, mindfulness, mindset, motivation, social media, etc. It hits home for me as an athlete and dealing with the many curveballs life throws at you!

 

The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Jeremy Jensen


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Weekly Fourcast: Jeremy Jensen

For this Weekly Fourcast, we sat down with Jaybird Ambassador Jeremy Jensen. Jeremy is an entrepreneur and mountain sports athlete whose interest lies at the intersection of flow and performance science, meaningful lifestyle design, and action/adventure sports. He is the co-founder of Outwild, an event series focused on helping people design more intentional lifestyles, and creator of the Adventurepreneur Playbook Podcast, where he shares the stories of unconventional entrepreneurs and change makers in the outdoor space. He is also a consultant for the Flow Research Collective, which works to decode the science of optimal human performance.

“I try to push myself out of my comfort zone as often as possible, and while it may not always be pleasant in the moment, I always come out the other end feeling accomplished, renewed, and ready to crush the next challenge that comes my way.”

 

Jeremy’s Recommended Podcasts:

The Adventurepreneur Playbook Podcast, Steven Kotler on Flow, Human Potential, Empathy, and Saving the Planet

Steven is a New York Times Bestselling Author and one of the world’s foremost experts on the science of flow and optimal human performance. Steven is endlessly fascinating, and this conversation explores everything from the role of empathy in solving our environmental crisis to dissecting how action sports athletes like Alex Honnold, Shane McConkey, Laird Hamilton, and Travis Rice have risen to the peak of human potential.

 

The Rich Roll Podcast, Navy Seal David Goggins is the Toughest Athlete on Earth — Thoughts on Mindset, the 40% Rule & Why Purpose Always Trumps Motivation

This podcast episode will give you a swift kick in the pants, no doubt. Often referred to as the toughest athlete on the planet, David Goggins is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including THREE Hell Weeks), the U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man) and Air Force tactical air controller training. He also broke a world record for most pull-ups in a 24-hour period (4,030)! Rich also did a follow up episode with David on New Years Day in 2019, and it’s worth checking out that sequel as well.

 

The Tim Ferriss Show, Seth Godin on How He Manages His Life – Rules, Principles, and Obsessions

I find Seth Godin to be one of the more unique and refreshing voices out there. He’s a very unconventional thinker and frequently questions the status quo on things. This episode takes a deep look at his life, his habits, and his philosophies and I was enthralled all the way through.

 

The Adventurepreneur Playbook Podcast, Sanni McCandless On Overcoming The Doubts and Limiting Beliefs That Get In The Way Of Living Fearlessly and Building A Fullfilling Life and Career

Sanni is my business partner in a company we run together called Outwild, and aside from being a really rad human, Sanni’s episode if one the most downloaded and for good reason. In my conversation with Sanni, we explore three questions critical for anyone trying to design a more fulfilling and value-aligned lifestyle. 1) What do I really want from life? 2) What are you willing to do to get it? 3) What is holding you back? In my opinion, putting some thought into these questions is one of the best things anyone can do for themselves, no matter what situation or stage of life you’re in.

 

The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Rich Roll


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Weekly Fourcast: Rich Roll

For this Weekly Fourcast we caught up with Rich Roll. Rich is an ultra-endurance athlete and plant-based wellness advocate who has spread his message and thoughtful views on healthy living though several best-selling books and the Rich Roll Podcast, where Rich digs deep with some of the world’s most interesting thought leaders to help people live an authentic, inspired life.

Formerly an entertainment lawyer who struggled with drugs and alcohol, Rich overhauled his life in his early 40s, becoming a dedicated vegan and throwing himself into running and swimming. Just a few years later, he not only became the first vegan to finish to legendary Ultraman race, he finished in the top ten.

In May 2010, Rich and Jason Lester accomplished an unprecedented feat of endurance by completing the EPIC5 challenge—an Ironman-distance triathlon on each of the five islands of Hawaii in under a week.

Rich’s plant-fueled athleticism has been documented in books and magazines around the world, and he’s been named as one of the “25 Fittest Men in the World” by Men’s Fitness.

“Pushing boundaries and colliding with the razor’s edge of capability reveals character. It demonstrates our almost unlimited capability by tapping into the reservoirs of hidden potential that reside within us all.”

 

Rich’s Recommended Podcasts:

Rich Roll Podcast, Episode #379: John McAvoy

You gotta plug your own stuff, right? John’s arc from notorious career criminal serving a life sentence, to breaking indoor world rowing records while incarcerated, to becoming a free man and Nike-sponsored Ironman triathlete is one of the most impactful and inspiring stories of redemption I have ever heard in my life.

 

Joe Rogan Experience, #1309: Naval Ravikant

Although I can’t say I listen to every episode of this show, the episode with Naval was one of the most impactful conversations in recent memory. His clarity of thought on the principles that drive decisions and life should be required listening in all schools.

 

Reply All, Long Distance (Parts I & II)

Alex and PJ bring fun to the far corners of Internet culture in this super entertaining show. The “Long Distance” series is a super engrossing tale of what happened when they travel to Dehli to investigate a scam call from India.

 

Under The Skin With Russell Brand, #80 Meditation and Genius (with David Lynch)

A friend and former guest of my show, I just love how Russell thinks—and articulates his thoughts. It’s a poetic hot mess that always leaves me hopeful.

 

The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Meagen Harriman


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Weekly Fourcast: Meagen Harriman

For this Weekly Fourcast we caught up with Jaybird Ambassador Meagen Harriman. A confidence coach, athlete, and podcaster, Meagen helps women transform their mind, body, and soul through mindset work, wellness tools, nutrition education, and energetic work. As a life-long athlete, Meagen grew up playing a variety of traditional sports, has competed in bodybuilding, and loves yoga, running, and being outside. She is the host of the Flourished & Fierce podcast, and runs programs for women who are ready to own their power and finally feel confident in their own skin.

“Not everyone will understand your goals, and you need to remind yourself that you’re out to accomplish these things for yourself, no one else! Nothing good ever came from comfort zones!”

 

Meagen’s Recommended Podcasts:

Help Me Be Me, Detaching From Ego & Connecting to Higher Self

This podcast is easy to understand and she shares actionable steps to each topic.

 

Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations, Brené Brown: Rising Strong

Big topics are touched upon on every episode, and I feel like some of the BEST guests are on this podcast!

 

The Model Health Show, Ep. 269: How Your Level of Self-love Impacts Your Health, Happiness and Success

SO easy to listen to! It flows so nicely, and it’s packed with knowledge for overall health!

 

Flourished and Fierce, 3 Things More Important Than Willpower

Well, it’s mine! But I’d recommend it because I really try to share an array of topics that will help people in all areas of their lives!

 

The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Scott Windsor


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Weekly Fourcast: Scott Windsor

For this Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with Jaybird Ambassador Scott Windsor, a professional action sports and adventure photographer from Staffordshire, U.K. Scott has combined his love for riding bikes with his passion for film and photography, turning it into a career that has allowed him to travel Europe and the world, shooting the best riders in the most picturesque locations, and getting to ride the same amazing trails he’s capturing.

“Ever since I was young I’d always have headphones on listening to music and it’s still the same today. Music really gives me that boost to push through when I’m feeling burnt out.”

 

Scott’s Recommended Podcasts:

The Joe Rogan Experience, #1315: Bob Lazar & Jeremy Corbell

Who else wouldn’t want to know the ins and outs of Area 51!

 

Downtime Podcast, Yoann Barelli – Injury, Photography, Addiction and More

Fascinating insight into one of the biggest names in mountain biking.

 

Downtime Podcast, Tom Caldwell – Follow Your Passion

Good insight into one of the biggest names in the UK scene and someone I aspire to with filming.

 

HKT Podcast, #47 – Jordie Lunn

Great listen for everyone in the free ride scene.

 

The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Sanna Jansson


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Weekly Fourcast: Sanna Jansson

For this Weekly Fourcast we dropped in with Jaybird Ambassador Sanna Jansson. Though Sanna is passionate about running and has been competing in ultras for several years, it’s a safe bet that if a sport takes place in the mountains, Sanna is likely out there doing it. From skiing and climbing in the Alps above Chamonix, to tearing up singletrack on her mountain bike, Sanna gets after it.

“If running is essential in my everyday life, then mountains are my passion and my fuel. Skiing, climbing, mountain biking, and trying new, harder stuff. I can’t wait to explore more!”

 

Sanna’s Recommended Podcasts:

Joe Rogan Experience, #737: Lance Armstrong

It is fascinating to hear about the world of competitive cycling and what people are willing to sacrifice.

 

The Tim Ferriss Show, #334: Drew Houston—The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox

A great business podcast with helpful tips and inspiring stories.

 

BBC’s 50 Things That Shaped the Modern Economy, ‘Like’ button

Educating and interesting!

 

Outside Podcast, Dispatches: Alex Honnold on “Free Solo”

The Alex Honnold episode!!

 

The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Jeremy Sry


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Weekly Fourcast: Jeremy Sry

For this Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with athlete, actor, entrepreneur, and Jaybird Ambassador Jeremy Sry. Jeremy is a multi-faceted guy—he appeared in two movies in his first year of acting, racks up the likes on social media with his crushing workouts, and manages his own fitness and media businesses. Just recently he gave his first TEDx talk about how he jumpstarted his career on his own terms.

“Personally, I live for barriers! For me, if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”

 

Jeremy’s Recommended Podcasts:

Joe Rogan Experience, #1169 – Elon Musk

Joe Rogan is great at diving into concepts and getting answers, to top it all off, he has an amazing roster of people he interviews!

 

Impaulsive with Logan Paul, Jojo Siwa is Better Than You

Controversial YouTuber, Logan Paul, actually drives a compelling podcast with a unique set of social media personalities. It’s a great place to dive into the minds of some really unique people!

 

Stuff You Should Know, How the Black Death Worked

I love the absolute random topics this podcast covers. It’s really stuff that you may or may not know, but after every episode, without a doubt you really learn a thing or two!

 

Up First from NPR

I really hate feeling left out of a conversation. This podcast updates daily with random news from politics to pop culture. It’s a great way to stay relevant and on top of things!

 

The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Melissa Hartwig Urban


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Weekly Fourcast: Melissa Hartwig Urban

For this Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with Whole30 co-founder and New York Times best-selling author, Melissa Hartwig Urban. In addition to co-creating the game-changing Whole30 nutritional program and authoring seven books, Melissa is a podcaster and a Certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits.

“I’m so focused on self-care, but self-care is just as much about pushing yourself into growth as it is pulling back and recovering. Reminding myself just how powerful I am through a hike, a trail run, or a movement session in the gym expands my notion of what I can do outside of exercise, as a mom, an entrepreneur, and a person who wants to make an impact on the world.”

 

Melissa’s Recommended Podcasts:

Do the Thing, How I Bomb-proofed My Self-Confidence

This is my podcast—in this episode, I talk about how I bomb-proofed my self-confidence using a technique I still use to this day. Hearing feedback from listeners about how they’re applying it in their own life has been so thrilling.

 

Hidden Brain, People Like Us

It’s hard to pick just one episode from Hidden Brain; I love how they explore so many subjects, especially social justice issues, and help me see how subconscious beliefs and thought patterns are influencing my behavior.

 

Invisibilia, Emotions

Again, hard to pick just one episode, but this one blew me away. I thought I understood emotions, but it’s entirely possible everything I know is wrong.

 

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Pick any one of Gretchen’s A Little Happier episodes and you’ll have motivation, connection, and definitely a little more happiness in just a few minutes.

 

The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.