The Seder-Skier Podcast
By Ryan Sederquist
The Seder-Skier PodcastDec 15, 2022
Problems with U.S. ski journalists, what is the FIS Games, the Russians are banned (and what do they think?), and Klaebo is off the national team, but it's a win-win-win - so much spice!
Well, last week's show was all nonsense celebration and preposterousness, but on this edition of the SederSkier Podcast we get into the meat of the matter.
First, we honor the life of NSIC legend Paul Yak, who passed away last week - a tremendous runner we lost far too soon.
Then, it's right into the ins and outs of all things hot, controversial XC skiing takes....and there's serious controversy.
- What's wrong with ski journalists and the difference between being in PR and writing hard news pieces.....
- A nice climate-change rant...
- What do we think of the FIS Games?
- The Russians are banned again - but the IOC doesn't agree with FIS....why? And, how is the Russian online press covering this?
- Why do we think Klaebo was thrilled about the Norwegian team cutting its budget
- We close with some EPIC controversy hidden deep within the FIS congress committee reports
SederSkier Podcast Season 4 kick-off!
There's a lot of really important Nordic news out there to get to (Klaebo leaving the national team, Russians getting banned, FIS Games ...what is that? ....) and at some point, we will discuss it, but first: more important stuff.
There is no better way to kick off season 4 of sederskiing than going back to last year....and finally paying off our tease to hand out some year end awards. We have male and female performers of the year, moments of the year, race of the year, Sporthill Slo-mos of the year, Americans of the Year, quote of the year, and, of course, the Preposterous Statement of the Year.
We also read a listener email (if you'd like to email the show, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org).
You might not learn anything, but that's ok, there's other podcasts for that. We've got long rants, luke-warm hot-takes, and probably totally uncalled-for analogies in a sport so niche it's carried this even-more-niche show to the number four slot in "Nordic Ski-specific podcasts in Lake County, Colorado."
The Teemu Virtanen experience
Former 24-hour xc ski distance world record holder Teemu Virtanen joins us for a show that will please not only double-pole dorks world wide but every single person who sets goals and goes after them.
On this show, we pick the Ski Classics commentator's brain about his recent attempt at taking back that 24 hour record - how he prepared, how it went, all that…
....we also talked about his life in the U.S., and how he went from dropping skiing cold turkey while he worked in Hollywood…that’s right…all before he ever went over 400k in a day…
Finally, we chatted about DP technique and the state of the ski classics union...listen to find out whether or not it's coming to North America....
Thank you Teemu! It was so fun talking to you!
Novi answers a few questions
Rosie Brennan comes on the SederSkier Podcast
*We are aware that our audio from 1:11-1:18 was missing...it has now been included! Sorry...Ajee, our interim producer is actually a three-year-old Border Collie/German Shepherd mix, so this shouldn't come as a huge surprise....
"But to look beyond the glory is the hardest part
For a hero's strength is measured by his heart,"
If you don't have the right appreciation for Rosie Brennan, you will after this show.
At 34 years old, the two-time Olympian — twice cut by the U.S. Ski team — was fourth in the overall World Cup standings, the second time she’s done so in the last three years. She finished fifth in the World Championships 30k, said by some to be one of the best distance performances by an American skier ever. We talk about everything – the past, the future, skis, development, and what question she'd prefer a journalist to ask her in the finish zone.
"It's not about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward
...that's how winning is done!!!!"
It's a GripWax Nation Update from Sederskier HQ!
Just a little update on what's coming!
We spoke to Val Constien and Rosie Brennan today and can't wait for those shows to drop so stay tuned, invite your friends, and feast on some of those old episodes (wouldn't you just like to hear a 2021 World Cup TDS rant right about now!?). Plus, shoot us some questions we should ask Teemu Virtanen before Monday's interview with the long-distance legend who just fell short of the 24hour world record ski attempt.
Keep on striving...keep on skiing....
as;dlkfja;slkdfj;a slkdfj;a sldkfj - Novi's message to GripWax Nation (still more coherent than a lot of my content, if I'm being totally honest.)
Moa for MVP, Klaebo's 20 is better than Johaug's, the season is over and we have World Cup awards
The final World Cup ended today and we are here to wrap up all the storylines!
*Moa saves Maja
*Swix pole scandal!!
*Is Klaebo's 20 wins the same as Therese Johaug's?
*What the American skier's need to work on the most...
*Who actually deserves the distance globe
*thoughts from Jessie Diggins
*2022-2023 World Cup season-ending awards. Listen for the nominees and send us your own at email@example.com!!!!
SederSkier Podcast: You want outrage!? We can do that.....
SSCV U.S. Junior National Champion Will Bentley makes his soundbyte debut and there's so much to rant about going into the final World Cup weekend in Lahti! Are the Swede's cheating? Is the World Cup point system broken? Body-image inconsistency again?! Equal waxes? Could Klaebo come to Leadville for an altitude training camp?!
With all of that to rage about, you know we had to kick things off with a story about Novi's first trip to Olive Garden and a random ski picture that is at the Brass Armadillo in Denver.....still.....
Here's the rundown (listen to what you'd like. Or, don't listen at all....it's not that good anyway.....)
Start: We got to the big city to go to Olive Garden and Novi proves she has no regard for human life when it comes to unlimited breadsticks
8:30: Antique store ski photo saga
11:30 Falun 10k recap
13:00 Rosie and Jessie on 10k in Falun
16:00 - Ben Ogden talk
26:00 guys 10k/Klaebo
31:00 - World Cup points issue needs fixing
37: Falun sprint and Rosie and Jessie Clips
42: no one can say a women’s race is boring anymore
43:00 - Is Sundling overrated?
48:00 - Swede’s in trouble?
51:30 Listener email on wax and body issue
1:04 - is it ok to write about junior athletes and what Sam Smith should do
Tayte Pullman skis 273k at the Leadville Cross Country Ski Equinox 24-hour Ultra Ski
We were on site in Leadville, Colorado for the fourth annual Equinox 24hr Ultra Ski and spoke with winner Tayte Pullman as well as runner-up John Henry Paluszek. The pair duked it out for about 200k before Pullman pulled away. We also talked with a 16-year old high school junior who went over 100k and the founder of the event, Dan Batwinas and his son Jacob, who stayed up all night on his birthday to count laps.
We'll have Falun World Cup coverage/recap/discussion coming later in the week.
SederSkier Podcast: holy Holmenkollen and Drammen drama
Ryan Sederquist dissects last weekend's first ever women's 50k at Holmenkollen, including his thoughts Jessie Diggins' performance, FIS scheduling issues, and the equal distance issue as a whole. Then we get into some Drammen drama (actually, there was not much drama) and plug an interesting 24-hour race opportunity in our own backyard.
SederSkier recaps all the recaps that need recapping
We talk about the 30k and 50k, how we would cover the 2025 Worlds if we could have boots on the ground, pole-gate, David Norris, Klaebo, and so much more......
SederSkier Podcast: "All that glitters is gold."
We discuss Jessie Diggins' epic gold and remind people it's weird to post creepy messages on Facebook...
Plus, we shipped Ajee to Planica to grab some post-race quotes and he may have bit a reporter in the mixed zone....live...on Shovel Lake Public Radio (listen to the end).
Both relays and individual starts are discussed and once again, we fill an hour with some takes only members of gripwax nation can interpret....
David Norris hops on the SederSkier Podcast
Stop what you're doing right now and listen!!
The man, the myth, the legend, and 48 hours post Birkie title, David Norris hops on our show to talk about what it means to go from quasi-retired and coaching Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes to earning a spot on the World Championship team. Norris will be racing the 50k in Planica and we caught him en route to Slovenia for a quick phone call.
Plus, winners and losers halfway through worlds and some predictions for tomorrow's 10k....
The SederSkier Podcast dissects the team sprint: I like the guts!
We talk about the salient features from Day 3 of the World Champs, which featured Team USA getting its first medal of the week. Plus, we forgot to touch on some stuff from the skiathlon, including how we were the only ones who praised Rosie Brennan's incredible grit in finishing out the race after a big fall.
All that and more!
SederSkier skits and skats about the skiathlons
All kinds of hot takes here.... Klaebo a major disappointment? Yes. Choke in fact. Novi Sederquist running the mic? You bet. Discussing the girls race? A little, but not enough....we totally forgot to chat about Ebba but I'm confident I'll get another chance to talk about the Swedish superstar....
Stick around to hear from Rosie and Sydney as well!
Thank you for joining us! Tell you friends and subscribe!
SederSkier Podcast: World Champs Day 1 instant reactions
Novi opens the show and we give our predictions, followed by quick reactions from Day 1 of the World Champs.
Coming at you at 100 mph....
Plus, at the end, we discuss some new waxes that haven't hit the market yet but could revolutionize your training and racing.
SederSkier catchup Pod: We aren't announcing worlds...and...how much should you pay for a Loppet these days?
Well, we won't be announcing worlds, but that's ok....also...
*Ben Ogden had more podcast appearances last week than I had bowls of oatmeal, which is saying something. But....what's the podcast he listens to? (Also, tune back and listen to our 2020 interview with Ogden, one of my all-time favorite shows!)...
*Our thoughts on Les Rousses (yes, it's still worth talking about)....
*How much should a citizens race cost anyway? (and, shoot us an email if you have a fun, well-run race we should check out next year)
*Random rambling and long-winded dissertations about nonsensical foolishness
*Bonus interviews: stick around for the last few minutes to hear from Sophia Laukli, Novie McCabe and Will Koch....
The SederSkier Podcast: Making skis fast with EnjoyWinter.com's Jacob Huseby
Jacob Huseby has been in the wax trucks of the major nations on this year's world cup and he's here to spill every secret. Plus, is Peltonen poised for a comeback? If you're like me, those two elements will keep you listening the entire show....if not...well, why are you searching for Nordic ski specific podcasts on Apple/Spotify/Google to begin with!!!
Enjoy the show and head on over to enjoywinter.com to check out all their sweet gloves, glasses, wax and much more!
The SederSkier Podcast finds the lightest ski poles on earth and talks to the most interesting man in the Nordic ski world, Andy Liebner
Enjoy this evening conversation with Andy Liebner, the most fascinating figure in cross-country skiing.
Retired pro skier, former Alaska cross-country running high school state champion, author of Wild Shot, and founder and owner of the United States Ski Pole Company, Liebner has about 45,000 hours worth of great stories, but we pack as much as we can into one. Stay tuned to learn more about:
1) how USSPC poles are made and what makes them different from the other brands
2) if USSPC poles are on the World Cup (you might be surprised)
3) where the lightest ski pole on earth can be found
4)something you didn't know about an all-time xc ski legend
If you want to buy a pole that performs and doesn't break, (and have the option of custom designing the shaft), visit https://usskipoles.com/
Nina Schamberger and Rose Horning hop on the SederSkier Podcast before heading to the World Junior Champs in Canada
Before Nina Schamberger and Rose Horning were knocking on the door of the World Cup, they were knocking on each other's doors in America's highest city. Both grew up in Leadville, got on skis a few days after they could walk, and are on the cusp of the big stage.
Get to know a couple of America's bright young Nordic hopes on this episode, pubbed from the hospital one day after Christie and I welcomed little Ella Jane Sederquist to the world....in case you were wondering, somehow I got in a nice 30k DP session at Frisco Nordic Center on the day Ella was born.....life is one big training session.....
Thank you to Sporthill and United States Ski Pole Company for supporting us this season! Check them out for your apparel and Nordic ski pole needs!
SederSkier Podcast: TDS stages 5 and 6, plus hear from Ogden, Rosie and J-Diggs
Some instant reactions from stage 5 and stage 6 of the Tour de Ski....
Ogden talks about something Klaebo did in the 15K CL....
Email us with questions, comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Spicy Sederskier Podcast: TDS Stage 4 instant reactions plus hear from Diggins, Whitcomb, Ogden, Sonnesyn, Wonders and Patterson
We hop on the mic with basically zero prep and deliver basically a Kirk Gibson, game-7-esque podcast performance....including:
* epic rant about Krueger
* incredible, first-ever technique insight on Klaebo - what is the newest subtechnique he is creating...
* perfect analysis of the American performance and praise for Diggins
* But we spared our rant about taking feeds in a 40 minute race....see poll below
Sederskier TDS Stage 3 Chat: Ben Ogden, Hunter Wonders and Gus Schumacher talk about their epic day
Thanks to boots-on-the-ground Tom Horrocks, we have soundbytes from Gus, Hunter and Ben talking about TDS stage 3. Plus, we discuss Diggins and Brennan and what to look forward to in stage 4. Enjoy!
*I went skiing halfway through this episode....thought trains were inadvertently sent down various tracks, some never to return to the station.
SederSkier Podcast: TDS two days in...."When in doubt, muscle it out! When in doubt, muscle it out!"
TDS is two days old and we're rambling....here's the deets:
0 - 10:00 - we talk about the one Christmas movie you need to watch and what the very best U.S. Nationals sporting event ACTUALLY IS....
11:00 - We finally start talking about the TDS.....
16:00 - The thing Ben Ogden does better than anyone in the entire world.....
25:00 - Julia Kern talks about her race...
27:40 - Jessie Diggins talks about her race...
39:00 - Common Man Body Clock Talk
47:30 - The Minnesota Orchestra plays Beethoven
48:00 - Emails to the Seder-Skier Podcast - we respond
1:18 - Finish - Frida vs. Jessie - We look ahead at stages 3,4,5,6,7
Merry Christmas from Seder-Skier.com
We talk a little bit about
- our broadcasting of Davos - behind the curtain
- are ski journalists not doing their jobs and asking tough questions?
- ideas on how to 'fix' Nordic skiing....pro ski league ....where the pro teams would be and what it would look like
- pet peeves shopping at the grocery store....
- how to improve Leadville's grooming/xc ski situation
Zak Ketterson hops on the Seder-Skier Podcast before Davos
The Captain America of the U.S. Ski Team, Zak Ketterson, hops on Shovel Lake Public Radio to chat about:
*what he needs to do to go from a top-30 racer to a consistent podium threat
*development pipeline ideas
*what the difference between Rossi, Fischer, and Madshus is
*his training (you might be surprised to find out what his secret is)
*running against my brother in a trail race
*who the leader of the U.S. men is
*and ... how to pronounce Johannes Klaebo's name.
Zak will be racing the 20k interval start on Sunday. I'll have the call of his race on skiandsnowboard.live.
SederSkier Podcast: Time to weigh your oatmeal in the morning because Tofte is a "tough-guy" town
Snow is here and we're getting K's in ....finally....after recovering from a pesky illness. On the show today, we:
1) give a shoutout to "The Ski Classics Superfan"
2) talk about Allie Ostrander's Milesplit video on eating disorders
*** Shovel Lake Public Radio's Glenn Hanson leads the "SederSkier Second" ****
3) discuss why watering down state qualifying standards is a bad thing
4) On that note, the 2009 Class A state meet that was chock-full of Olympians and World Cup athletes
Tyler Kornfield joins the Seder Skier Podcast
The first American to go all in on the Ski Classics, 2018 Olympian Tyler Kornfield hops on the show to discuss how he's prepping for a grip-wax-less 2022-2023 season.
The SederSkier Podcast: Devon Kershaw nails it
In this episode, we:
1) tell the epic story of recovering our sprinter van
2) talk about a listener who received a ski-related present that has us INSANELY jealous
3) discuss whether we were wrong all along about Ian Torchia after his half-marathon performance
4) discuss a May episode of FasterSkier where Devon Kershaw has a super-hot take we totally agree with
5) come up with an idea that would LITERALLY save World Cup skiing and absolutely make FIS billions of dollars.
Garrett Heath hops on the Seder-Skier Podcast
From the Minnesota-special intro to the bonus material at the end of the podcast, we've got it all for you this week.
Joining the show is pro track-turned-trail runner Garrett Heath. The Winona, MN product not only pulled off the DOUBLE triple crown — back-to-back 1600, 3200, and xc titles (kiddos, this was back before the MSHSL softened everything and made three classes, too) — he added two Nordic ski titles as well (which is, in case you were wondering, as many titles as Zak Ketterson won).
The 9x Stanford All-American has had a legendary career, and it's still going. After competing in the 5,000-meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2021, Heath made the move to the pro trail scene.
On this show, we talk about his upbringing, a little Nordic nonsense, what caused the shift to the trails, what's surprised him, and how it's changed his training. We also....and we know this is what you really care about ...discuss the epic Elliott Heath Birkie Mystery.
Heath is ending his season this Saturday on the Birkie trails for the USATF Half Marathon Trail Champs. On the show, we discuss who figures to be his biggest competition, and it's probably not who you — or maybe even he — was thinking.
Stick around for a BONUS 75-seconds of show that we are opening up for free to everyone, just this once. Next time, it will require a $99.99/week subscription. Plus, we threw in the 2015 hit which, to date, is only available on this show and in the CD drawer of a few random athletes on the three-peat Alamosa High School XC team.
Seder-Skier Podcast: What is lactate threshold?
LT is a term used often, but is it a principle actually set in scientific stone? We interact with a Training Peaks article on lactate threshold and comments from listener Jim Galanes, a three-time Olympian, to get you thinking — or rethinking, perhaps — about this concept.
The Seder Skier Podcast - training zones and new exercise physiology terms ...and what to do with them
We interact with a recent episode of the "Some Work, All Play" podcast talking about zone 1, 2, 3 training and discuss how it applies to citizen-level Nordic skiers as well as high school/college athletes.
SederSkier Podcast: Klaebo tries to blackmail the Sederskier
We discuss a recent rollerski malfunction, talk about athletes who clamor for climate change-related activism while jetting around the world to make Instagram videos in tropical locations, and discuss a study on self-talk.
Dan Hobbs, the self-supported 14er FKT record-holder, joins the SederSkier Podcast
As Dan Hobbs’ eyes ricochet off his suit coat and out his Rand Tower office window at the Marquette Avenue traffic below, his mind can’t help but wander back to Colorado.
In 2013, he bolted for the mountains, convinced they could heal him from severe depression.
He hiked all 58 14,000-foot peaks in the centennial state in just 24-days.
Now, two years later, he’s at another midlife juncture. scornfully sizing up his suitcoat, he glances back at his screen, where a story about Andrew Hamilton’s new supported 14er record — 10 days — evokes a covetous stare.
“This should be me,” he mutters to himself.
Hobbs’ first venture to Colorado reminded him of life’s beauty.
His second — where he would lower the self-supported 14er record to 14 days, 17 hours and 33 minutes — would teach him how to thrive in its darkest moments.
We're so excited to share Dan's story — the first interview since setting the self-supported FKT for climbing all 58 14ers in Colorado — he's truly an amazing individual!
Seder-Skier Podcast Aug. 5 - Breaking Klaebo news
We talk about the breaking Johannes Klaebo news and discuss a preposterous take....
Also, Blink Festival reactions,
can athletes hold their peak indefinitely?
and did a Green Bay Packer legend compete in the Leadville 100?
$235 gets you inside the seder-skier podcast studios for a live broadcast. Watch the show unfold in real time. reach out at email@example.com
Seder-Skier Podcast July 31
We're back from the thesis data collection adventure, but the sprinter van isn't
....find out why I didn't race the Crooked Gravel event....there's no way you'll guess the reason
....what is Jessie Diggins' legacy going to be?
....We find out why Sophia Laukli didn't accept our recruiting efforts at the University of Maine
....letters are responded to...even a negative one
Seder-Skier Podcast - Training so much your family is worried
It's been awhile....lots to discuss....
We talk about...
- U.S. skiers hop into the trail scene
- Anders Aukland's new training regimen
- Chet Holmgren, Chad Salmela and the ongoing body image/journalist saga
- K.O. or Hannah Halverson? Did the U.S. make the right choice for the Olympics?
- Equal distances in skiing - why didn't anyone care that 88% of women athletes on the World Cup voted against it?
- Why I like the U.S. Ski Team's push to incentivize female coaches on course at the World Cup level
Sederskier 31st birthday podcast
Grooming complaints, where to find snow, book review, controversial rants, and an epic Birkie mystery....
Take a listen before we get canceled.
SederSkier Podcast: "Really dumb people can say really true things."
1) wrap up the World Cup and talk about the huge result that for some reason no one is mentioning
2) read an article from Outside that makes some pretty wild statements about body types...
3) give a trail report
4) Discuss Aspen Institute article on why Norway wins all of the medals - https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/how-norway-won-all-that-olympic-gold-again/?fbclid=IwAR10iIuCb8iB1dkbdGkoVhRQoXPo4yhVKY39Y31Rmzpz4-OKqAaWUxRqIWI
It's a doozy of an episode, but you'll want to stick around for all of it!
SederSkier Podcast - Grip Wax Nation strikes again....and we give a shout out to Mom...
Grip wax nation is pitchfork nation, commentating on all of the problems in the universe once again, from Colorado’s ineptitude in prioritizing the state cross country ski meet like my home state of Minnesota to why we might have so many mental health issues in elite athletes…..
Believe it or not, we left some important topics off the table in this 90 minute episode….but we do offer praise to my mom and encouragement to all of you anonymous grinders out there….you know who you are.
Keep on skiing….keep on striving….
SederSkier Podcast: Olympic Pod no. 2....Kikkan listens to the SederSkier Podcast, and here's how we know....
In our second Olympic pod, we talk about the two relay races, give Kikkan credit for commentating (and point out the take she stole from the Sederskier!!!!), discuss a training thread from Twitter, read an excerpt from Ryan Rodgers amazing book, “Winter’s Children,” and announce that we raised the same amount of funds in our Wax4Wax drive as the Canadian truckers did …..well, after Justin Trudeau froze their accounts, that is…..Ajee plays random music to celebrate her predicting the German victory in the team sprint….
SederSkier Podcast - Olympic Pod no. 1
Don't cancel us Spotify......
Jeremy Evans joins the SederSkier Podcast
Jeremy Evans, the author of See You Tomorrow, the riveting account of the disappearance of snowboarder Marco Siffredi on Everest, joins the podcast to talk about the writing process and answer inside questions on one of the most interesting individuals in all of snowsports.
Spoiler alert! We talk about everything!
You should read the book before listening!
Evans will be at the Vail Symposium on Feb. 23
SederSkier Podcast Jan. 18 2022
We review Klaebo's dominance and give insight on how to take the Norwegian down in a sprint....
We talk about Jessie's fitness and what we think of her Olympic build-up plan....
We talk about the state of skiing ....
Is the U.S. women's team as cohesive as everyone thinks?
We read a never-before-published column on U.S. Olympic qualifying criteria and give our two cents....
Ruka Post Race SederSkier Podcast
Quick post-race show on the Ruka Sprints -
Seder Skier Podcast - August 4th - EPIC RANT
Reactions to track events at Olympics
400H - Rai and Karsten; Sydney
800 - Athing Mu
Should endurance athletes focus more on heat acclimatization than altitude acclimatization? Our solution....
Dan Barreiro of KFAN gets played on our show....the we rip into one of the greatest rants of all-time about the topic of true competition.
SederSkier Halfway Thru The Olympics Episode
We are about halfway through the Olympics and there are some things which need to be discussed - What is the difference between mental toughness and mental health? Which athletes should you care about moving forward? Who have been our top 3 favorite athletes of the games so far? Plus, did you know the best journalist at these games is only 10 years old - we’ll introduce you to her. What did we think of the 10k which just finished up this morning? Finally, if the Olympics was held in one location forever, or on a rotation of four spots, where would we prefer it to be - plus, you can weigh in on it, too. All of that and more on the SederSkier Podcast, brought to you by the USSPC, Sporthill, and Vitamix.
10 year old journalist story - PepperSkateboarder quarantined
Dutch judo athlete quarantined
GB athletes covid
Sam Kendricks senator story
Kendricks NBC story
Triathlon - mens - Norway winner
great story - Kevin Mcdowell - Colorado Triathlete overcame cancer
SederSkier Podcast June 25 - How should athletes respond to the press?
Halfway through the trials, we talk about some of the great storylines, plus we talk about how our literary journeys have again led us to WWII literature...and how Jesse Owens and Gino Bartali are good models for responding to journalists.
SederSkier Podcast - Deep Thoughts - June 21
Olympic Trials reactions; ripping NBC; comment on Allyson Felix and mom athletes; breakdown of athletes giving glory to God; and what we can all learn from Emily Pomainville....
Seder Skier Podcast - June 17 - NCAA recap - age group records - and more
We recap the notable NCAA performance, highlight a 70-year olds age group 50k running record (and talk about his training secrets), and get ready for the Olympic trials.
SederSkier Podcast - NCAA Track Day 1 preview
What are the storylines going into this meet? Even if you haven't cared about running at all for a couple of years, we give you the breakdown of all of the fun stories to keep an eye on.
Plus, we record live and you can hear the oven beeping in the background....
And...we forget to talk about the steeplechase. Typical.
Seder Skier Podcast: WHEN WAS THE FIRST ACTUAL TELEMARK, WISC. WORLD CUP? + HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS!
We talk about the most insane Olympic trials athlete you've never heard of....
Then, we make a big announcement about a Seder-Skier project involving a 3x olympian....
Finally, we do some deep diving into 1970's World Cup history to uncover a glaring error in recent reporting about the return of WC skiing to Telemark, Wisconsin....
Skieologians: Should a high school phenom ever turn pro?
Hobbs Kessler recently shattered Alan Webb’s high school 1500m record (also breaking Jim Ryun’s 55 year old U20 record as well) with a 3:34.36. This time is also faster than the NCAA DI 1500 meter record. Kessler, who was a 4:24 miler as recently as the start of the pandemic, has committed to running at Northern Arizona. The question has arisen with him, as it did with Mary Cain, Katelyn Tuohy, and Drew Hunter before - should you capitalize on your financial value now and turn pro? Or should you go to college and develop there? Our answer, in typical Skieologian form, attacks the foundational issue with this question.
SederSkier Mother's Day Podcast
Christie Sederquist joins on this special show for mums.
Seder Skier Podcast - May Day Pay Day
Classic Sederskiering meandering conversation on Chinese politics, the NFL draft hypocrisy, the existence of complexity in all tasks at the highest level, and bragging about skiing.
Skieologians RBMW Episode 7 - Chapter 3
Chapter 3 of RBMW
Seder Skier Podcast - Chris Grover joins!
US Cross Country Ski Program Director Chris Grover joins the Seder-Skier podcast to answer questions about last season’s World Cup and how team USA will prepare for the 2022 Olympics. We also asked him what he thinks Jessie Diggins might target next year, what the Super Tour/domestic racing season will look like next year, the possibility of a World Cup in the USA, his thoughts on NCAA skiing, and whether or not a boycott could happen in Beijing.
Skieologians - Double Episode! April 9 - 16
A double episode of Skieologians, the show discussing the intersection of theology, sports, and current events. Would it be consistent for the US Ski Team to boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics? Find out our take….Why is the NBA silent on the slave labor/detention camps which supply shoe company Anta (sponsors of several big name players like Dwayne Wade and Klay Thompson) in China?...Plus, the humdinger topic of them all: is hope just a skill you can learn? We talk about it all!
Skieologians RBMW Episode 5 - Chapter 1 part 3
We discuss biblical femininity as well complementarity. We end with 15 prayerful points for biblical men and women for living their lives to glorify God to the fullest as he has designed.
Skieologians RBMW Episode 4 - Chapter 1 part 2
We continue discussing mature masculinity!
The Seder-Skier Podcast - Easter Show
Lots of fun on the Easter edition, including a new edition called "Dumb Ideas." We also rip Aaron Rodgers....
Skieologians RBMW Episode 3 - Chapter 1 part 1
We start in on the Biblical definition of mature masculinity.
Skieologians - Theology of Work...Philosophy of Sport ... a MUST listen
Skieologians is a show is about the intersection of philosophy, ethics, theology, and sports.
This show specifically hits the essence of both. If you are a coach, athlete, Christian or non-Christian, you owe it to yourself to listen to this 28 minute show and ponder its contents deeply. Thank you to Tanner Thetford for the message that inspired this show….
Skieologians - RBMW - Ep. 2 - Foreward - Singleness
The 8 key truths on singleness from the Bible and why everyone, married or single, should desire to grow towards mature masculinity/femininity.
Seder Skier Podcast - March 23, 2021 - Klaebo is Klassy and masks are dangerous
How Johannes Klaebo stole my heart - plus - is wearing masks during competition 'following the science? A Minneapolis-based physician does not think so....
Skieologians - RBMW - Ep. 1 - Preface
We introduce you to this text on a very relevant topic for young men and women, married and single, by giving a summary and our thoughts on the preface to the book. If you want to buy the book and read along with us, click here.
Intro music - "Orion" by Jessie Lee Thetford
Live Radio Broadcast of the 30k Skiathlon!!!!!!
Halfway thru the skiathlon, we decide to turn on the microphone and tell you what happened, as it happens.
Take in the FIS World Championships Race from the radio broadcast booth!
Dri-Fit Dialogues Part 1 - Free Speech
Part 1 of our first ever Dri-fit dialogues on Skieologians Radio. We feature Pastor Collin Brooks and discuss some recent Doug Wilson articles on free-speech. We also dive into pre-suppositional apologetics.
Dri-Fit Dialogues Part 2 - Mobs, Masks, and the Image of God
In part two of our discussion, Collin and I discuss masks, mobs, and the image of God.
Jan. 30 Seder Skier Podcast - Diggins/Bulshonov/Falun WC/Groomers
We discuss what all skiers and athletes can learn from Jessie Diggins, rip into grooming operations and fatbikers/walkers on ski trails, and go back and forth on Bulshonov and Klaebo in recapping yesterday's W.C. action in Falun, Sweden!
The Seder-Skier Podcast: Jan. 23 - "Toughen up, train harder, and make it rain." - Devon Kershaw
In this episode, which was two weeks in the making, we respond to one of Fasterskier.com's Devon Kershaw Show. In it, Kershaw chirps at Simi Hamilton, which we respond to, calls the Val Di Fiemme 'not skiing,' which we respond to, and reminds us the real secret of success in skiing: "toughen up, train harder, and make it rain."
In all seriousness, we have been loving the Jason Albert/Kershaw combination this season - it is like a way more edifying version of Steven A. Smith and Max Kellerman, only for nordic skiing. We had such a great time listening to their daily recaps of during the Tour de Ski that we figured it was worth preserving this show and finishing it, despite being late.
As always, get jacked and listen to at least the first 3 minutes!
USSPC sponsorship - 11:50 - comment below or in our facebook page if you are interested in poles!
14:00 - This is the 'real' start of the show!
"Did you ski yet today?" - the Seder-Skier
Seder Skier - Christmas podcast
I guess we forgot to post this gem!
The Jim Galanes Show - Part 1
Part 1 - Olympic memories, career reflections, training thoughts/philosophy
4:00 - Olympic Memories - “When you are skiing in the World Cup, you are skiing against the best skiers in the world. In those events …. The field is much deeper in the world cup than at the Olympics. From a competitive level, the Olympics was pretty much just another race.”
7:00 - 1980 - Lake Placid
10:00 - Olympic Trials
13:50 - 15k and other Lake Placid memories
20:00 - transformation of skiing from yesterday to today
23 - Bill Koch - innovators and changes in the sport
24 - Who actually invented skate skiing
28 - what is the greatest trail system ever to ski and train on; what is the best place in North America
31 - Quote/Self reflection/introspection
38 - Person vs. Self and Person vs. Person Competitive Mindsets
39 - Can you overthink? Product vs. Process
43-47 - start talking about the science of training
50 - How training actually works in terms of the adaptive response
SederSkier Podcast - Ruka Recap, Norway Drops/Covid/Vaccine talk, Hot Vikings take regarding Carson Wentz
A lot to talk about on this one hour show! Join us live on Shovel Lake Public Radio, broadcasting from our digs in Leadville, Colorado.
Skieologians - "Faith in God ..... AND Science"...is our God the God of science?
An important topic for Christians to understand. The Bible is the necessary precondition for all logic, reasoning, knowledge, and laws by which science operates.
plus.....some fun Joe Biden and Donald Trump sound bites ....
Skieologians - The New Absolutes - Part 2
Part 2 of The New Absolutes
The Seder Skier Podcast - 11/22 - Thanksgiving Break #1 Episode
It's Thanksgiving Break, which means we finally get a chance to exhale and put out some material for our listeners! Enjoy!
Skieologians - Abigail Shrier + Hermeneutics
Hey! New Episode
The Skisens Episode
Power meters are common in cycling as a training and performance tool. We chat with the CEO of Skisens, Johan Hogstrand, about a product gathering power data in ski poles! Very interesting for all of you training/science junkies!
Skieologians - The New Absolutes - Part 1
A little book on tape .... a little social commentary .... Reading from a book titled "The New Absolutes." Written in 1999, this text is more relevant today than ever, discussing the changing of our country's foundations in a variety of categories - home, gender, abortion, science, society in general, etc.
Each episode will contain a chapter being read + commentary on the chapter
The Kendall Kramer Episode
We talk with another multi-athlete superstar who has decided to buck the trend of selling themselves to one sport early on, instead choosing to enjoy, learn from, and experience elite success in both running and skiing. The UAF freshmen is sticking around Alaska, which means her rise in the international ski scene is sure to continue, especially if she can continue to avoid long stretches of rollerskiing.....
The Ivan Babikov Show
First 30 - Ever wonder how well runners, rowers, and kayakers transfer to XC skiing? A 6 month program which looked to take elite athletes in those sports in order to prepare them for the Beijing Olympics took place in China, and the research, published in August 2020, is the first of its kind.
We discuss some surprising results which have implications for coaches, masters athletes, and anyone else who may have come to XC skiing as a second sport.
Last hour - we interview the legend - Ivan Babikov. The 3x Olympian's Cinderella story is an inspiration for all of us - not just sports fans. Well worth the listen - go to the 30 minute mark to start the interview.
Brought to you by USSPC - let us know if you need new poles for winter - it's coming!
The Skimeister Show
We sit down and chat with Jace Peter's, a Leadville local and 2nd place in the state skimeister competition in 2019, about the ups and downs of being a multi-sport athlete plus what it was like to compete against the seder-skier himself in a 100k race at 10,000ft.
The Seder Skier Podcast 10/6 - Tyler Hamilton doping talk/Opinions on UofM track situation/Sederquist rips the MSHSL
Epic show with topics for everyone! Tune in to your chosen topic or listen to the whole thing to become fully enlightened!
*First 2 minutes - obnoxious intro music
*next 30 minutes - reflections on Tyler Hamilton biography - we talk about doping, eating disorders, and the insane logistics of being a great doping cyclist in the late 90's and early 00's.
* final half hour - We read an epic letter from sub-4 miler John Simons that rips the U's decision to cut Men's track and field and give our two cents. On a related note, we talk about MSHSL's decision to expand to three classes in XC starting in 2021 and to NOT hold state XC this year.
Skieologians - Sermon Questions - Jesus Take the Wheel?
The Seder-Skier listens to a lot of sermons during those long hours on the bike and skis, and we decided it might be cool to talk about questions we have relating to them. Our first sermon comes fresh off the press (October 4th, FBC of Leadville, Pastor Tanner Thetford; "Jesus Take the Wheel?"), and wasn't listened to via an audio download. However, our normal Q&A which takes place after the sermon was cancelled this week.
I just had to ask Pastor Tanner some questions, and thought a few of my listeners might be interested in the topic. The first 10-12 minutes is me giving a brief summary of the sermon. Skip to about the 12 minute mark to hear my question and answer (that is right, I did pose my own answer to my question, but am looking for some sharpening from Tanner as well as some of my other friends in Christ.
Basically - we ask if there is inherent contradiction in the statement: "Because God is in control of all things, we should trust in Him rather than taking matters into our own hands." By harmonizing two Pauline texts - Ephesians 1:11 and Philippians 2:12-13, we pose our own answer, but wish to allow Pastor Tanner and some of our other friends in Christ to illuminate a correct interpretation of this text and some others.
SederSkier Sports Show 10/1/2020
Sick of the constant stream of sports news? Ever wish someone would just make a sports show only when there was enough important stuff to talk about?
We won't commit to daily, weekly, or monthly podcasts here. Instead, we'll make a show when we need to ---
Up today: "What hope is there for MN fans? Is Eliud Kipchoge a modern day Lance Armstrong? Who I am cheering for in the NBA finals and why you should care --- plus, some Vikings news that doesn't really have to do with the current Vikings at all."
Hey, at least listen to the first 2 minutes and our world famous open/intros...
The Ben Ogden Show
Interview with US Ski team member and NCAA champion Ben Ogden on life in the pandemic, training, mountain biking, Johannes Klaebo, and the state of skiing in the USA.