Type 2: Episode 022 - Marie-France Roy by Looking Sideways Action Sports Podcast published on 2022-02-09T14:50:43Z Type 2 is a podcast from Looking Sideways in association with Patagonia that explores the intersection between the outdoors, action sports and activism My guest for this episode of the podcast is professional snowboarder and activist Marie-France Roy, who I chatted to during my recent trip to Jackson Hole for the first leg of the Natural Selection Tour. Marie is that rare thing: somebody who is using their platform to try and instigate change on both the personal and wider level. As a snowboarder, she has used projects such as her movie The Little Things to try and connect all of her interests into one cohesive whole. As an activist, her work covers many areas, whether it is her increasing involvement with Protect Our Winters, her frontline involvement with the Fairy Creek blockade, or personal projects such as her ambition to develop a working kelp farm as a way of providing tangible societal and economic solutions to the problems we face. This one is lovely, nuanced and open chat with one of the warmest and most-respected personalities in snowboarding. We were also joined halfway through the chat but Marie’s close friend Spencer O’Brien, who contributed some questions of her own. Hope you enjoy this one! New episodes of Type 2 are released every four weeks or so through my Looking Sideways channel. Hear it by subscribing to Looking Sideways via ApplePodcasts, Spotify or any of the usual other podcast providers. Thanks to Ewan Wallace for the theme tune, and to my editor Fina Charleson.