The 20 Minute Call

James La Barrie

The 20 Minute Call Podcast is a podcast about the dreamers, boundary pushers, rebels and champions of the skydiving industry. Each episode is a narrative journey highlighted by the highs, lows, and luck that the skydiving industry delivers told by the most influential people within the sport.

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a skydiver, opening a DZ or becoming the next world champion, check out The 20 Minute Call hosted by James La Barrie

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Craig Girard | 8 Time World Champion (2023)
18-03-2024
Craig Girard | 8 Time World Champion (2023)
Send Us Feedback via TextBorn in Tempe, Arizona, Craig Girard made his first jump on March 14, 1981, at Sky Hi-Pioneer DZ, Phoenix, AZ, and has since accumulated over 32,000 jumps. His illustrious career spans more than four decades, and he has won numerous awards and championships, including US National Champion 8-way for an impressive 18 times, and US National Champion 4-way six times. Craig's success in World Cups is equally outstanding, securing five 8-way championships and two 4-way championships. He is also a two-time World Games Champion, a four-time Bodyflight World Challenge Tunnel Champion, a six-time World Champion in 8-way, and a two-time World Champion in 4-way.A former U.S. Army Golden Knight, a long-time member of Arizona Airspeed, and the chief freefall instructor at Skydive Dubai, Craig's achievements also include being a key member of the 300, 357, and 400-way large formation world records. His influence on the sport earned him a place in the International Skydiving Hall of Fame.Whether flying with the Golden Knights, leading Airspeed's 8-way team, or coaching the next generation of World Class teams, Craig's influence on the sport is truly unparalleled.SHOW NOTES Defying Odds: Remaining Injury-Free After 32,000 SkydivesThe Ultimate Risk: Taking the Leap with... A Unicycle?Elite Lessons: Gleanings from the Legendary Golden KnightsDream Match-ups: Who Craig Wished He'd Battled in the SkyThe Edge: Harnessing a Killer Instinct in the SportUnforgettable Heights: Craig's Most Cherished Competition MemoriesBeyond the Dive: The True Essence of Being a SportsmanMental Mastery: Building Resilience and Fortitude for the JumpLegends in the Sky: Skydivers Craig Holds in High EsteemBehind the Scenes: The Vital Role of Sponsorship in Skydiving SuccessThe Inner Circle: Understanding Team Dynamics Among Skydiving ElitesThe Pact: Crafting a "Contract for Working Together"The Blueprint: Inside the Systems of Arizona AirspeedSurreal Skies: Unforgettable "Pinch Me" Moments at Skydive DubaiPresidential Encounters: The Unforgettable Day Meeting George HW BushGlobe-trotting Freefalls: Experiencing the World's Most Exotic SkydivingFacing Time: Craig on Aging and Life's Changing ChaptersUnder the Hood: Craig's Mechanic DaysWheeling with Weber: Craig's Miata Purchase from Mary EllenTurning Point: Craig's Defining DecisionJOIN OUR COMMUNITYLove the show? Help support it by becoming a member of the 20 Minute Call Community! Supporting the show gives access to a private group page where you can:- suggest who you'd like to hear on the podcast- learn what interviews will be upcoming- submit questions for future guestsreceive show swagJoin our community and support the pod!Link: patreon.com/The20MinuteCallPodcastADVERTISEAre you interested in partnering with the 20 Minute Call as an advertiser? Let's work together! E-mail us at podcast@beyondmarketing.xyzGET IN TOUCH!Have ideas for a guest or want to leave us some feedback? We'd love to hear from you! E-mail us at podcast@beyondmarketing.xyz
Tom Sanders | Aerial Cinematographer
12-02-2024
Tom Sanders | Aerial Cinematographer
Send Us Feedback via TextTom Sanders is renowned for his work on TV commercials (Mountain Dew, Sony, Honda) and films, including James Bond productions and "Point Break." Tom's standout achievement includes leading the camera team for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games' opening jump. Honored with membership in the US Army Golden Knights (an honorary Golden Knight) and membership in the International Skydiving  Hall of Fame, Tom's contributions to the sport are unparalleled.SHOW NOTESSurfer and carpenter Lifespring - changing his lifeA terrifying first jumpPhotography concession at ElsinoreLearning from LegendsMeeting BJ WorthJumping into the OlympicsFilming George BushA night cutaway while filming DropzoneFilming Nicole KidmanJumping into Aloha StadiumIN THE MEDIA Opening Ceremonies 1988 Seoul OlympicsIntro to Demo Reel World Team 400-WayMel Curtis Talks About Tom SandersCommercial for AT&TSony Commercial: BTS JOIN OUR COMMUNITYLove the show? Help support it by becoming a member of the 20 Minute Call Community! Supporting the show gives access to a private group page where you can:- suggest who you'd like to hear on the podcast- learn what interviews will be upcoming- submit questions for future guests-receive show swagJoin our community and support the pod!Link: patreon.com/The20MinuteCallPodcastADVERTISEAre you interested in partnering with the 20 Minute Call as an advertiser? Let's work together! E-mail us at podcast@beyondmarketing.xyz