On the latest “Sponsored” podcast, the final episode of season one, host Mike Powell interviews Rory Silva. If you’ve been regularly listening to “Sponsored,” you will have heard Silva’s name come up frequently—he was a lynchpin for many professional skiers. Known for his potential and smooth style, Silva was among the upper echelon of skiers before a lack of business skills caught up with him. The type 1 diabetic and Mammoth native is now living in southern Oregon, where he was fulfilling DUI obligations. He can’t remember the last time he had a ski sponsor.

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Show Notes:

2:30: The trials and tribulations of getting a DUI
5:45: Health choices and Diabetes
7:30: Growing up and having Plake around
11:00: Rory and school
12:30: Getting sponsored, how does that happen?
15:00: Superpark, being a professional skier, and movie parts
20:00: Ninthward
24:00: The end of making money in skiing for Rory and what is he up to now?
27:50: Deadabetic ski edits

“Sponsored” is a weekly show hosted by Mike Powell that goes deep into the lives and stories of professional skiers. For more Powder Radio, check out “The Storytellers” podcast, which goes behind the scenes with POWDER.

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