© 2019 by Payson McElveen

Show Notes

#33 Jake Murray


11:35 - Jake mentions Sasuke, the Japanese television show that inspired American Ninja Warrior: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasuke_(TV_series)

15:13 - Isaac Caldiero’s winning run in 2015. He was the first contestant to complete all three stages of the competition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okFxeN1uTn4

15:34 - They talk about Kacy Cantanzaro, the first woman to qualify for the finals of the show. Her historic 2014 run: https://www.facebook.com/ninjawarrior/videos/10152553621109395/

17:23 - Payson mentions a blog post from a parenting blog about why American Ninja Warrior is such a positive influence: https://fortworth.citymomsblog.com/2017/08/15/open-letter-american-ninja-warrior/

21:22 - Jake talks about the farthest he’s ever gotten on the competition—the final obstacle of Stage 2 in 2016—after injuring his shoulder during warmup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ_w-7CNE_4

29:20 Jake talks about his successful audition modeled after the angry dance scene in the original Footloose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8XGmZ8HDIU

29:51 Jake’s submission video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NApIqxes17U
31:20 - Payson mentions Jake’s showmanship on the warped wall: https://www.facebook.com/anwnation/videos/1727624710889230/

35:34 - Payson mentions CrossFit athlete Camille Leblanc-Bazinet: https://www.instagram.com/camillelbaz/

37:21 - Payson mentions an interview where Jake talks about his car: https://joovv.com/blogs/joovv-blog/mental-prep-competition-best-practices-reducing-recovery-time-joovv-ama-jake-murray

44:56 - They talk about the 2018 CrossFit Games where the competitors had to row 26.2 miles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0XguaVkRyY

55:53 - They talk about Ninja vs. Ninja and Jake's competition against Nicholas Coolridge https://www.usanetwork.com/anw-ninja-vs-ninja/videos/nicholas-coolridge-vs-jake-murray

56:32 - Red Bull Straight Rhythm https://www.redbull.com/int-en/videos/red-bull-straight-rhythm-2019-action


#32 Mark Twight: Pt II

5:49 – NonProphet  – https://www.nonprophet.media/


7:08 – Michael Blevins: https://www.instagram.com/gritandteeth/


7:38 – Erin Blevins: https://www.instagram.com/shutup_eat/


9:43 – Raze Zine https://www.nonprophet.media/shop/raze-issue-1


16:22 – Refuge book: https://www.nonprophet.media/refuge


16:29 – Podcast: https://www.nonprophet.media/dissect-podcast


16:32 – NonProphet website: https://www.nonprophet.media/


18:12 – Man Of Steel – Henry Cavill



27:27 – Jason Mamoa



Pride Of Gypsies production company: http://www.prideofgypsies.com/home

35:30 – Training the actors for 300:




40:27 – Zach Snyder, director of 300:



45:17 – Gym Jones reference: https://gymjones.com/



1:08:45 – Joe Holmes, former director of the Hagens Berman elite team and cycling coach out of the Northwest https://www.tdlccycling.com/about-me/



1:11:20 – Refuge book: https://www.nonprophet.media/refuge


1:19:54: Macho Direct route on Mont Blanc http://www.philippegatta.fr/blog/mont-blanc-du-tacul-couloir-macho/

1:25:23: Kelly Halpin (@kyehalpin) and the WURL: https://fastestknowntime.com/route/wasatch-ultimate-ridge-linkup-ut

1:35:20: Photo of Mt Everest that Payson is referencing: https://www.outsideonline.com/2397164/everest-summit-traffic-jam

1:46:55: Trash on Mt Everest: https://www.livescience.com/63061-how-much-trash-mount-everest.html

1:50:00: Cory Richards on the Northeast Ridge of Everest: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2019/04/cory-richards-attempts-everest/


1:51:16: David Lama route in Nepal: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2019/01/david-lama-climbs-nepal-lunag-ri/



1:56:06: Kelly Halpin with Mark Twight on his Dissect podcast: https://www.nonprophet.media/dissect-podcast/2019/8/26/ep-79-kelly-halpin


2:06:34: Refuge book – order here: https://www.nonprophet.media/refuge


2:07:35: Instagram handles for Mark and NonProphet: https://www.instagram.com/_nonprophet_/



2:11:10: Payson references Standing Man short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La8-Qqio0rU

#31 Colin Strickland




9:00 – Payson and Colin recount the post-event night after racing at Red Bull Bayclimb. https://www.snewsnet.com/press-release/red-bull-bay-climb-levels-up-san-francisco


10:55 – Payson references the Taos Earthships: https://taos.org/places/earthship-biotecture/


11:05 – Colin references Antonio Columbo’s art gallery in Milan: http://colomboarte.com/en/


12:15 – Colin and Payson talk about both going to the Waldorf school: https://www.waldorfeducation.org/


17:36 – Colin mentions Education First Cycling: https://www.efprocycling.com/


17:59 – Colin talks about Dirty Kanza: https://www.dirtykanza.com


18:37 – Taylor Phinney is referenced: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Phinney


19:18 – Paris-Roubaix: https://www.paris-roubaix.fr/en/


24:55 – Red Hook Crit is a race series based in Brooklyn, NY. https://redhookcrit.com/


28:30 – Colin explains the formation of his original team with Intelligensia: https://fixedgearcrit.com/colin-strickland-starts-new-team-intelligentsia-racing/


31:27 – Colin’s gravel race in the Texas Chainring Massacre against Lance Armstrong: http://www.granfondoguide.com/Contents/Index/2341/lance-armstrong-finishes-2nd-in-texas-chainring-massacre


32:22 – SBT GRVL Race: https://sbtgrvl.com/


33:10 – Colin’s Dirty Kanza Race: https://www.bicycling.com/racing/a27787813/colin-strickland/


45:30 – Colin’s Strava file from Dirty Kanza: https://www.strava.com/activities/2418800477


51:12 – Belgian Waffle Ride: https://belgianwaffleride.bike/


56:04 – Colin’s three motorcycles:

Triumph Scrambler 900: https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/motorcycles/classic/bonneville-street-scrambler


Ducati Hypermotard: https://www.ducati.com/us/en/bikes/hypermotard/hypermotard-950

BMW 1150 GS 2004: https://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/bmw/r1150gs/1999/


1:04:20 – David Wenger, coach behind Durata Training in Austin: http://duratatraining.com/?page_id=3678


1:06:00 – Colin references winning Kanza and multiple Red Hook Crits: https://www.velonews.com/2016/07/news/colin-strickland-alleycat-red-hook-champ_414620


1:08:57 – Red Bull Bayclimb discussion: https://www.snewsnet.com/press-release/red-bull-bay-climb-levels-up-san-francisco


1:13:22 – Payson references Sep Kuss stage win at the Vuelta: https://durangoherald.com/articles/292991


1:15:48 – Payson and Colin reference Brodie Chapman, winner of the SBT GRVL race: https://www.instagram.com/brodie_mai/

 #30 Mark Twight: Part I



REFUGE: https://www.nonprophet.media/refuge

Mark’s books: https://www.amazon.com/mark-twight-Books/s?k=mark+twight&rh=n%3A283155

More of Mark’s writing: https://equipesolitaire.com/blogs/discourse


7:20 – Talking podcasts – Mark Twight hosts the Dissect Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dissect-podcast/id1336884293



8:25 – Mark references his climbing career, which is best summed up by all the references and first ascents listed on his Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twight


10:55 – Payson references the book Endure by Alex Hutchinson. https://www.amazon.com/Endure-Curiously-Elastic-Limits-Performance/dp/0062499866/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=endure&qid=1570469894&sr=8-1


11:54 – Dissect podcast with Mark Twight and Alex Hutchinson:



16:48 - Alex’s fastest known ascent of Denali: https://equipesolitaire.com/pages/have-at-it


18:19 - Slipstream, Fastest Known Time set (2h4m) in 1988 that still stands. https://gripped.com/news/jim-elzinga-and-slipstream-a-35-year-story/



21:49 – Mark references Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHtvDA0W34I


23:00 – Mark references Boone Speed https://www.boonespeed.com/


23:45 – Alastair Humphreys coined the term “microadventure”  https://www.alastairhumphreys.com/microadventures-landing/


26:00 – Payson references Tim Ferriss: https://tim.blog/podcast/


28:18 – Mark talks about the UCI World Cup series – watch the 2019 Downhill World Championships here: https://www.redbull.com/int-en/events/uci-mountain-bike-world-championships-2019/live/uci-mtb-world-champs-2019-downhill


28:45 – Payson references Red Bull Rampage, watch the 2019 event live on October 25, 2019: https://www.redbull.com/us-en/events/rampage


29:12 – Payson references Camille Leblanc-Bazinet. Her Adventure Stache podcast can be found here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/277871/1041539-camille-leblanc-bazinet-crossfit-games-champion


31:10 – Mark references Nanga Parbat, the ninth-tallest mountain in the world. The “Killer Mountain”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanga_Parbat


33:38 – Mark references the deaths of David Lama, Jess Roskelley and Hanjörg Auer. https://gripped.com/profiles/deaths-of-david-lama-hansjorg-auer-and-jess-roskelley-confirmed/


40:35 – Mark discusses Alex Honnold’s Free Solo of El Cap. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/films/free-solo/


42:20 – The Eiger Sanction movie with Clint Eastwood: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072926/


42:30 – Touching The Void climbing film: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touching_the_Void_(film)


43:12 – The Dawn Wall Film: https://www.dawnwall-film.com/


53:44 – Walls In Shadow, one of the most technically difficult routes on Mt Hunter: http://c498469.r69.cf2.rackcdn.com/2002/108_mahoney_shadows_aaj2002.pdf


59:55 – Payson and Mark talk about The White Rim FKT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La8-Qqio0rU


1:01:02 – Tim Matthews Dissect Podcast 63: https://www.nonprophet.media/dissect-podcast/2019/4/8/ep-63-straight-edge-w-shawn-kingrey-and-tim-matthews


1:41:29 – Mark references Halva, one of the additional pieces of nutrition he brought to Denali for the FKT: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017732-halvah


Mark’s companions on the Denali FKT push:

Scott  Backes - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Backes

Steve House - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_House_(climber)


2:03:04 – Kilian Jornet and the Everest FKT without ropes or supplemental oxygen (in 26 hours): https://www.outsideonline.com/2187266/kilian-jornet-summits-everest-fastest-known-time


2:11:50 – Payson references Mark’s Dissect podcast: https://www.nonprophet.media/dissect-podcast

#29 Kelly Halpin




11:44 – Kelly breaks down her multiple athletic pursuits  https://www.kellyhalpin.com/athlete/


22:47 – Kelly talks about her art and studio:



Kelly’s prints for sale: https://thecoffeeweirds.bigcartel.com/


27:05 – Kelly’s website for both art and athlete resume: www.kellyhalpin.com


29:42 – Timelapse of Kelly’s artwork: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17949983692241443/


30:50 – Image of art that Payson and Kelly are discussing: https://www.instagram.com/p/BukHFn9DbVX/



39:35 – Wasatch Ultimate Ridge FKT: https://fastestknowntime.com/route/wasatch-ultimate-ridge-linkup-ut


A list of Kelly’s FKTs: https://fastestknowntime.com/athlete/kelly-halpin


Kelly’s Center Punch Traverse, a route she set and FKT’d in September 2019: https://fastestknowntime.com/route/teton-center-punch-traverse-wy


48:55 – The Grand Teton Picnic: https://rockandice.com/videos/climbing/kelly-halpin-completes-the-jackson-hole-picnic-grand-teton-triathlon/


54:35 – Kelly was the first female to finish the Grand Teton Picnic in 2013. She has now done the Picnic five times.


1:10:40 – Kelly’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyehalpin/ and Kelly’s website: www.kellyhalpin.com


Additional videos of Kelly: https://www.kellyhalpin.com/videos/

#28 Lynsey Dyer




5:04 - Unicorn Picnic: https://unicornpicnic.com/  / @unicornpicnic 


5:22 - SheJumps Nonprofit: https://www.shejumps.org/


5:32 - Kickstarter page for Pretty Faces film, which raised $113,534 in 2015: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/188962949/pretty-faces-all-female-ski-and-adventure-sports-f


8:25 - Brown Blader short film: https://www.instagram.com/tv/BzeA3Gfh6Uj/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet


8:44 - Pretty Faces film: itunes.apple.com/us/movie/pretty-faces-the-story-of-a-skier-girl/id969331954


19:37 - Après Ski reality show on BravoTV: https://www.bravotv.com/apres-ski


24:24 - Kelly Halpin: https://www.kellyhalpin.com/


25:44 - Rich Roll podcast, Kelly’s interview and show notes: https://www.richroll.com/podcast/lynsey-dyer/


30:37 - Transformational Breathing: 



48:01 - Draw Down Book - the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming: https://www.drawdown.org/the-book


48:48 - Protect Our Winters https://protectourwinters.org/


48:55 - Lynsey’s Ted Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuwN9UbGGNY


55:20 - Podcasting - Lynsey’s ShowingUP Podcast: https://www.lynseydyer.com/podcast


1:05:10 - Teton Rehabilitation Center http://tetonwildlife.org/

#25 GrandPOOBear

GrandPOOBear is “The People’s Speedrunner”. Speedrunning is a discipline of Gaming where the goal is finishing video games as quickly as possible.


Twitter www.twitter.com/grandpoobear

Twitch www.twitch.tv/grandpoobear

Instagram – www.instagram.com/grandpoobear

YouTube - http://youtube.com/grandpoobear

Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/U9eJgA



8:39 – Grandpoobear talks about his history with 14 surgeries throughout his life and career


12:55 – Grandpoobear talks about his progression in snowboarding


18:02 – That’s It That’s All, Brain Farm Cinema https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh29_SERH0Y


18:17 – Double Decade, Mack Dawg Productions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POByDmbFiVQ


20:10 – Kaizo Mario (what is it)



21: 29 – GDQ - Games Done Quick  2019 reference



21:36 – Lutze reference (GPB called to apologize for weak sgdq)


22:02 – Doctors without borders 3.1m dollars at GDQ




24:11 – SGDQ team race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeafEvGmwns


29:17 – GPB talks about why Ninja is important to the world of Gaming.


30:30 – GPB talks about Twitch



30:47 – Twitch prime subscription how-to:


31:05 – GPB talks about YouTube



34:40 – GPB talks about the snowboard accident that changed his life.


42:58 – Payson references The Red Bulletin interview with GrandPOOBear where they speak in detail about how he makes money as a Gamer: https://www.redbull.com/us-en/theredbulletin/GrandPOObear-speedrunner-interview


43:48 – GPB references the video game Rust



45:19 - DRAM speedrun of Kaizo World at GDQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkMuNRjodCQ


46:22 – Sinister1 Blindfolded Punch-Out run at Games Done Quick 2014: https://youtu.be/CvzIb53Lcno?t=417


49:35 – Speedrunning Leaderboard – 

GPB’s current results: https://www.speedrun.com/user/grandpoobear


51:24 – PangaeaPanga the Mario Maker level making legend is mentioned. Here is one of his oldest and most famous levels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt2wqnCQdU4


57:38 – GPB talks about grinding levels and the temptation to walk away and start again the next day. Here’s an example of a level that he tried to beat for days on end, then walked away and beat it within 20 minutes the next morning. Shellscape: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/353463371


59:00 – GPB talks more about YouTube and what went in to building it up. http://youtube.com/grandpoobear


1:01:55 – Grandpoobear talks about his SuperDRAM World run at GDQ. This performance was the turning point in his career as a Speedrunner: https://youtu.be/wLRkblznbdM



1:05:30 – What it takes to be a professional gamer, and how many hours go into not only playing the game, but editing and creating content while he builds up multiple channels – YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, Instagram.


1:08:05 – Warp World company reference


1:08:20 – GrandPOOBear talks about his friend Jaku, his partner in Warp World and his unbelievable full-time job that he does when he’s not streaming.


1:10:00 – Warp World Podcast https://soundcloud.com/warpworld


1:10:10 – I Got One Podcast with Jaku and Johnny Christmas https://soundcloud.com/igotone


1:11:05 – How GPB structures his days around streaming and running his business


1:13:35 – How he deals with trolls in his chat stream while he’s playing


1:17:50: “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.”


1:20:35 – St Jude’s gaming event in June


1:20:50 – GDQ events referenced


1:21:08 – Mario Masters Colosseum


1:21:25 – Direct Relief charity


1:22:00 – Wings For Life charity


1:23:55 – GPB talks about Red Bull High Performance and becoming a RB athlete


1:27:09 – John Jackson surprised him with his first Red Bull hat and welcomed him to the team while he was streaming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwBYaK_a3IE


1:34:08 – GrandPOOBear’s Mario Maker tutorial level: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25_Fh9CpBTM


1:35:11 – GPB talks about working for the Denver Nuggets, shooting their t-shirt cannon and getting daps from P.Diddy.


1:37:35 – GPB breaks down his dream four-way pro wrestling matchup, and how pro wrestling and video games are intertwined.