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.

Weekly Fourcast: UTMB Athletes


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Weekly Fourcast: UTMB Athletes

For this Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with Jaybird athletes Timothy Olson, Rory Bosio, Hillary Allen, and Fernanda Maciel who are all currently in Chamonix gearing up for UTMB and TDS—some of the world’s most famous, most difficult, and most storied mountain trail races.

Check out their recommended podcasts and music, and follow along as they test themselves on two of the world’s toughest courses against the world’s best runners.

 

Rory’s Recommended Podcast:

Answer Me This

This is a British podcast—they go over a lot of silly facts and it’s very lighthearted, but I always learn something. You’re always learning some random thing about the universe that you can tell your friends.

 

Hillary’s Recommended Podcast:

Radiolab

I’m a huge science nerd, but you could be a science connoisseur and learn new things, or not know anything about science and learn something amazing.

 

Timothy’s Recommended Podcast:

Rich Roll Podcast

I’ve been on his podcast and I really like him as a human being—he’s really authentic and has heartfelt, genuine questions that really connect with the people he’s interviewing, and they really open up.

 

Jaybird’s Recommended Podcast:

REI Wild Ideas Worth Living With Shelby Stanger, Episode 101: Creating Art as a Couple with Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi

Great listen on what it was like to make Free Solo, creating art with a Spouse/Partner, and what drives these active creatives. Inspiring listen.

 

Fernanda’s Must-Listen Song of the Moment:

Daddy Yankee, China

The song that has pushed Fernanda to the limits and helped her through training for UTMB. Let’s hope it’s playing as she crosses the finish line!

 

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: Tim Howell


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Weekly Fourcast: Tim Howell

For this Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with mountain adventurer, BASE jumper, and Jaybird Ambassador Tim Howell. Tim’s early life as an African game ranger and Royal Marine Commando fueled his desire for the adventurous life he now lives. From climbing the Eiger and wingsuiting from the summit, to being the first person to fly a wingsuit in Vietnam and the only British person to perform a ski BASE jump, Tim travels the globe, looking for the next mountain to climb up and jump off.

“Music is always a motivator for me. I select my playlist according to the challenge I have set. Sometimes to boost energy and get my heart pumping, while other times to calm and relax when I need to focus. On solo missions music keeps me company, passes time and stops my mind wondering.”

“Music and movement are linked in our brains and through ancient rituals—music helps push me that extra step to the top of the mountain and get that last bit of push to help me hit my goals,” he says. “We put so many limits on ourselves. I love the saying that when we feel like we are done, we are really only at 40%. Keeping that in mind pushes me harder.”

 

Tim’s Recommended Podcasts:

Terra Incognita, Martin Hartley—Sidetracked

This is an incredible podcast, which is relatively new but filled with interesting adventurous people and their stories.

 

Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster, Ep. 21, Dara O Briain
Funny and easy listening as comedians choose their favorite ever meals.

 

Joe Rogan Experience, #1200: Ross Edgley

This podcast features some very interesting guests and topics often centered around well-being and physical fitness.

 

Hamish and Andy, Episode 50

An Australian comedy duo—I could listen to them non-stop for hours. The most entertaining podcast out there.

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: Hoby Darling


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Weekly Fourcast: Hoby Darling

For this Weekly Forecast, we caught up with Jaybird Executive Director Hoby Darling. Hoby knows a thing or two about pushing potential—he has helped lead major companies like Volcom, Nike, and Skullcandy, competed in Ironman races and Crossfit games, and is a founding member of the Liminal Collective, a group whose mission is “to advance the limitless potential of humans, preparing and supporting those who take pioneering steps in extreme, unexplored, and unknown spaces.”

Whether he’s training, trail running, mountain biking or adventuring, Hoby loves to push himself and those around him—and always to a soundtrack.

“Music and movement are linked in our brains and through ancient rituals—music helps push me that extra step to the top of the mountain and get that last bit of push to help me hit my goals,” he says. “We put so many limits on ourselves. I love the saying that when we feel like we are done, we are really only at 40%. Keeping that in mind pushes me harder.”

 

Hoby’s Recommended Podcasts:

How I Built This with Guy Raz, Live Episode! Peloton: John Foley

This is the best podcast I have heard for budding entrepreneurs. John is the CEO of Peloton and talks about the challenges and turmoil of taking Peloton from an idea that nearly failed to a company valued at over $8 billion.

 

Making Sense Podcast with Sam Harris, Understanding Humans in the Wild, A Conversation with Adam Grant
Adam Grant is one of my favorites around psychology and especially psychology at work. Sam is also awesome because he brings in neuroscience to think about how we act the way we do. I liked this one because they both push each other a bit around some strongly held beliefs, such as Sam is huge into meditation and Adam thinks it is overrated.

 

Outside Magazine Podcast, Dispatches: What Awe in Nature Does for Us

A great podcast about the outdoors and unlocking our best selves, creativity, and lowering stress. Nature—the best medicine.

 

Jocko Podcast, Jack Carr: Remember Your Cause and Be a “True Believer”

Jack is a good friend and former Navy SEAL Commander. He is now an amazing fiction author. This podcast hits some great things on leadership, performance under pressure, and some funny things about living in Park City.

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: Alastair Dixon of Trail and Kale


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Weekly Fourcast: Alastair Dixon of Trail and Kale

For this Weekly Fourcast we caught up with Jaybird Ambassador Alastair Dixon, who along with his wife Helen, runs Trail and Kale, a thriving online community that inspires people to run, hike, and adventure while living a healthy, plant-based lifestyle.

Trail and Kale offers gear reviews, running advice, adventure guides and more, all designed to create an inspirational online hub for runners of all kinds.

“T.S. Eliot said it well—‘Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.’ We are given one life (that we know of), let’s see how far we can go with it—especially when you can have so much fun finding out along the way!”

Get involved at TrailandKale.com, and follow along @trailandkale.

 

Alastair’s Recommended Podcasts:

How I Built This, Patagonia: Yvon Chouinard

Insights from the founder of Patagonia, sharing his unique philosophy about business and leadership, including the story of how he started the company making climbing gear he couldn’t send elsewhere and how the company has evolved to the industry leader it is today.

 

Talk Ultra, Episode 114 – Kaci Lickteig, Jim Walmsley, Joanna Williams
Interesting interviews, including a talk with Jim Walmsley following his experience of going off-course at 92 miles while leading and on-target for a record at the Western States 100 mile race.

 

Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik

If you really understand how your brain works then this can play a key part in helping you accomplish the toughest challenges you take on, going beyond the physical.

 

Ted Radio Hour, Simply Happy

I could have picked any episode really but this one reminds us that happiness is a choice, and who doesn’t want to be happy right?

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: Kim Borge Kolstad


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Weekly Fourcast: Kim Borge Kolstad

For this Weekly Fourcast we caught up with Jaybird Ambassador Kim Borge Kolstad, a runner and father of three from Norway with some serious Viking vibes. As passionate about fitness as he is about his family, Kim has gone through some tough times in his life—including being hit by a car on his bike and experiencing the death of one of his children—but he’s used these difficult events as fuel to rebuild and stay motivated to come back stronger.

“Goals, both long- and short-term, make everyday choices easy. They keep me focused and I can measure my progress. They say you get what you measure, and goals are tools to live the lifestyle and passion I want in my life.”

 

Kim’s Recommended Podcasts:

NÅ ER DET ALVOR (Now It’s Serious), #30 – UTMB Special with Patrick Stangbye

This is only if you understand Norwegian. This pocast features long episodes for ultra distances with ultrarunning as the main topic.

 

The Strength Running Podcast
This podcast features inspiring interviews and themes.

 

Travelers’ Stories – The Journey That Changed My Life

This podcast has inspiring stories about traveling with a “learning to live again” perspective.

 

That’s Running, Episode 25 – Road to UTMB

This podcast is short and informative, great for shorter distance runs.

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: Abhish Desai


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Weekly Fourcast: Abhish Desai

For this Weekly Fourcast we caught up with Jaybird Ambassador and fitness fanatic Abhish Desai (@Thedesailifestyle). Abhish is a full-time law student who still finds time to workout seven days a week, which he says is a positive outlet for the stressful schedule of law school.

Abhish began his fitness journey two years ago, and has combined a range of styles—from yoga and pilates to HIIT workouts and animal flow—into his own unique brand of training that he documents with photos and videos on social media.

“We are not made to find a comfortable spot and stay there. We are meant to evolve, learn, and create a better world for ourselves. Because I started from nothing with no fitness knowledge, it allowed me to show others that if you take the time, and take things step by step without rushing to the end goal, you can do anything.”

 

Abhish’s Recommended Podcasts:

TedTalks Health, Your words may predict your future mental health | Mariano Sigman

Our words and our slight actions do predict what our current and future mental health will be. I’ve always had an example when it comes to resting while working out. Say you were in a plank position or a push-up position and you had been going hard as hell during the workout. Our immediate mindset is to rest really quick and then get back to it. Well, when in either of those positions, if you put your knees down, your choosing to quit before you continue. You’re showing a slight lack of self esteem and you’re more susceptible to give up than to keep going. However, if you keep your knees up and go into a downward dog to rest, you’re subconsciously saying you can keep going, you are in a more positive mindset and you are able to push past your limits. This is exactly what this podcast illustrates. Instead of the physical, it focuses on the verbal.

 

TedTalks Health, How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed | Daniel Levitin
Because of how fitness has been presented to the world and because of how uninformed people are, the general crowd of people will expect to see results quick and if they don’t, they will stress out and move in the opposite direction. This podcast really helps us understand how we can take things slow and really accept what is going on in our lives and move forward with a more open mind. When we accept that we need to learn before we act, especially in the fitness world, we start to move with purpose. I think this is very important in the modern world in all aspects of life, and not just fitness.

 

TedTalks Health, Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker

This is a no brainer. We forget to take the time to rest and sleep because we are so caught up either with our professional lives or on the phone. This podcast really explains in detail why sleep is so important and how it can benefit you in your day to day life especially when you are trying to progress in life!

 

Andrew Deitsch Podcast, Taking Indian Fitness by Storm

This episode shows you that you don’t have to have fancy gym equipment or a fancy gym to be healthy and fit. You can do everything you need wherever you workout at home or even in your driveway!

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.