Why listen to Nancy Grace rant about how pot kills people when you could listen to someone have an interesting conversation with one of your favorite professional skateboarders? It is 2015 and skateboarding related podcasts and talk shows are on the rise. Some people have been at it a long time, while others are new to the game and adapting very quickly. Regardless of if you are sitting behind a desk working a 9-5 or stuck in traffic on the way to a spot, these talk shows are a great way to gain a little extra insight that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Here is a list of our favorite skateboarding podcasts and radio shows.
Skateboarding’s funniest MC and Habitat Skateboards pro, Tim O’Connor, now has his own podcast. Although he has only put out three episodes so far, his show is our personal favorite because of how much it makes us laugh. His guests have mostly been fellow Habitat team riders from past and present. The Brian Wenning episode is one you just have to listen to in order to believe it. You can’t even make this shit up.
Mark “FOS” Foster is the founder of Heroin Skateboards and also the art director Baker, Deathwish, and Altamont. FOS hails from across the pond, and has a really interesting and quite refreshing taste in music. His show comes on every Thursday at 9 PM west coast time. In between interviewing and asking his guests questions, FOS plays really great tunes. Our personal favorite episode has to be the Dee Ostrander and Shane Powell episode, lots of laughs and crunchy Memphis rap. Listen to it here.
Mostly Skateboarding is a podcast run by a dude named Templeton Elliott. Templeton worked for The Skateboard Mag for years gathering all the content for their website and running their social media accounts. He is an east coast native and his podcasts usually feature east coast skateboarding legends like Donny Barley and Paul Zitzer. These podcasts are short, usually running about 10 minutes long, and definitely worth your time. Listen to Donny Barley tell wild stories from old Toy Machine trips.
Founder of All I Need Skateboards and all around ripper, Anthony Shetler claims skateboarding saved his life, and after reading his interview on Jenkem Magazine’s website, that statement couldn’t be more true. Anthony has a unique ability to get people talking. From Marc Johnson talking about shitty handshakes to Steve Berra speaking on Scientology, these podcasts are lengthy, but interesting as hell. Let Mr. Shetler take you through a wormhole right here.
This podcast takes a different approach than most other skateboarding talk shows and podcasts. Skate To Create focuses less on the act of skateboarding and more on what can be learned from skateboarding and how that translates into life and business. While it may not sound as cool as some of the other shows we have listed, they interview a lot of guys that work behind the scenes in the skateboarding industry. For those of you out there that want to work in skateboarding, these are really good podcasts to listen to without a doubt. This episode that features Fred van Schie offers a lot of insight into what it really takes to get a job in the industry.
These dudes have been at it for a long time. Bob Altamirano is the host and is usually accompanied by his friend Boosh on this hilarious show that features everyone from the infamous ATL twins to a drunken commentary/team reunion with the cast of Foundation’s “That’s Life” video. Sit back, crack a beer, and hang out on the couch with these dudes for a while, you won’t regret it. They haven’t updated in a while, but there is plenty to watch before their next episode.
Did we miss one? Is your favorite skateboarding podcast not on the list? Let us know below in the comments.