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Episode 066: Tim & Gendle - Christmas Special!

Full episode info and Show Notes - www.wearelookingsideways.com Yep, it’s a full mince pie and secret Santa-themed two hour special with the great Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle, universally known as Tim and Gend. I’ve been meaning to get these two giants of the UK snowboarding scene on for months now, and my first ever festive special, recorded over mince pies and Twiglets at the start of December 2018, was the perfect opportunity. If you’re not familiar with the work of Tim and Gendle, then...


Episode 065: Dan Milner - Universal Traveller

Full episodes and Show Notes - www.wearelookingsideways.com Episode 065 and it is the final part of my loose Kendal Mountain Festival omnibus this week as I chat to photographer Dan Milner about his career and life in travel. A truly fascinating story this, as Dan recounts the long, strange trip he has been on since the early 1990s. As a photographer and writer, Dan is equally at home documenting political unrest in South Africa, following Jeremy Jones throughout the making of the...


Episode 064: Jenny Jones - The Jones Supremacy

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com Just where do you start with the great Jenny Jones, surely the most influential British snowboarder of all time? Sure, these days she tends to be defined by THAT podium in Sochi back in 2014. But this was just one small part of an illustrious, legendary career that has now spanned almost two decades. The fact is that Jenny Jones raised the level of UK professional snowboarding at a critical time during our collective development,...


Episode 063: Leo Houlding - Spectre

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com New favourite guest alert! I very much enjoyed this serendipitous conversation with climber, adventurer and explorer Leo Houlding, recorded at the Kendal Mountain Festival in November 2018. Leo was at the festival to promote his film Spectre, about the expedition of the same name that saw him and companions Mark Sedon and Jean Burgun kite ski across Antarctica before attempting to climb Spectre, a peak deep in the Transantarctic...


Episode 062: Alan Rushbrooke - Notts Landing

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com ‘Please get more skateboarders onto the show’ is definitely one of the most common bits of feedback I get here at Looking Sideways Towers. Which is why it was such a pleasure to welcome Nottingham’s finest, Mr Alan Rushbrooke, onto the show for episode 062. Alan is one of the key figures of 90s/00s skateboarding, with a career that perfectly mirrored the wider trajectory of UK skating as the scene stepped out of the shadow of the...


Episode 061: Dave Mailman - Survivor

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com Longest ever episode! Yep, settle down for two plus hours of chat between myself and the great Dave Mailman, my guest for episode 061. It’s a roving, freewheeling conversation with one of the great movers and shakers of the surf and snowboarding industry which splits neatly into two segments. In the first part, we cover Dave’s incredible three-decade long career during which he’s taken held every conceivable job in the industry -...


Episode 060: Neil McNab - The Purity of the Turn

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com Now this one has been a long time coming. I get a lot of requests to feature specific guests from listeners to the show, and one name has been coming up consistently since I started: Neil McNab. Why? Because among the European and global snowboarding community, Neil McNab is a legend, respected as a rider and above all somebody who has always trodden his own path. From the early days bashing gates as a racer, to the progressive...


Episode 059: Ross Edgley - The Great British Swim

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com Actual legend alert! I have to admit, the first time I heard of Ross Edgley’s plan to swim around the coast of Great Britain I thought he had absolutely no chance of completing it. Swimming six hours on, six hours off - for over 1500 miles? It just seemed too vast an undertaking to contemplate, let alone actually complete. Then, like many thousands of others, I became hooked on the whole crazy story, following Ross through his...


Episode 058: Todd Richards - Action Sports Senior Citizen

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com Hossegor omnibus! Yep. I headed to France for a quick 48 hour Quik Pro trip, and ticked off three podcasts while I was at it. This first instalment is with somebody I had an inkling would be a great guest, and he didn’t disappoint: the great Todd Richards. The word ‘legendary’ doesn’t really cut it with Todd, who during his 90s heyday helped set the standards that continue to define snowboarding to this day. Todd’s what you might...


Episode 057: Rob Machado - The Arc of Friendship

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com Its always great when the legends live up to the hype - and that was definitely the case when I welcomed Rob Machado onto the show for episode 057. Rob was in town to promote Momentum Generation, the new documentary that catches up with the iconic Momentum crew 25 years after they first came onto the scene via Taylor Steele’s classic film of the same name. It’s a compelling watch, and the film doesn’t shy away from tackling some...


Bonus Episode: Noah Lane

Noah Lane bonus episode! In October 2018 I found myself in Strandhill and arranged to meet my friend Noah Lane for a quick catch up. Noah was in the middle of an injury-enforced lay-off so headed on down from his home in Bundoran to sit down and fill me in on his life and career. We chatted about how he’s coping with a summer of rehab, his life as an Aussie surfer on the west coast of Ireland, his work with Backwash, and the psychology of surfing the scary, cold and heaving waves that have...


Episode 056: Shambles McGoldrick - Mysterious Currents

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com It was back to Ireland for episode 056, as I visited Strandhill in Sligo for a few days and grabbed legendary local bodyboarder Seamus ‘Shambles’ McGoldrick for a chat while I was at it. Although he’s too modest to admit it, Shambles first made his name as part of the local crew of surfers and bodyboarders who pioneered the mean array of ugly, evil-looking slabs that the west coast is now famous for. With peers such as Fergal...


Episode 055: Sian Leigh - Our Mild Addictions

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com Episode 055, and I invited one of my oldest and dearest friends onto the show - Sian Leigh. Sian is a health coach, a yoga instructor, a mum, a wife and a snowboarder. You may be familiar with her from work as one of the coaches on Jenny Jones’ camps, for example. But what makes Sian unique is her unapologetically positive and joyful take on life, and her perspective on the issues we’re all dealing with, whether we like to admit...


Episode 054: Keith Malloy - A New Decade

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com I was lucky enough to welcome surfer, father, rancher, director and Patagonia ambassador Keith Malloy onto the show for episode 054, recorded during my recent trip to Newquay. Keith’s is a surfing life in three parts. He spent his twenties on the WCT tour, following the contest circuit and enjoying a huge profile as one third of the Malloy brothers with long-time sponsors Hurley. As he approached 30, Keith made an abrupt...


Episode 053: Don Brown - The Serendipity of Skateboarding

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com I’m back after a couple of weeks podcast downtime - and my guest this week is the legendary Don Brown. You might not be too familiar with the name, but Don, a Brighton local, has had one of the most quietly influential careers in skateboarding. How? From world champion freestyler to the man who came up with Go Skateboarding Day, Don has been there, seen it, done it and probably sold you the t-shirt. Don was part of the early...


Episode 052: Pete Cabrinha - Stay Curious

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com I was lucky enough to speak to the great Pete Cabrinha for episode 052 - founder and owner of Cabrinha Kites, legit Hawaiian waterman and complete force of nature. Pete has been at the cutting edge of waterborne action sports since the last 70s, and since then achieved mastery at no less than three different disciplines - windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing. His achievements are legendary. He was world champion windsurfer in...


Episode 051: Hanli Prinsloo - The Aquatic Significance

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com I finally bagged a guest I’d been after for months when I welcomed Hanli Prinsloo onto the show for episode 051. Hanli is an ocean advocate, conservationist, writer and speaker who is the founder and executive director of I Am Water, an ocean conservation trust. She is also a freediver who enjoyed a decade long career at the top of the sport. That’s the thumbnail sketch anyway, although it doesn’t really do justice to the sheer...


Bonus Episode! Dan Adams - Read and Destroy Part 2

Read and Destroy bonus episode with Dan Adams! Dan is the man behind the hugely popular Read and Destroy archive project, on Instagram, and now the new Kickstarter project which is running this July. Dan, a supremely talented designer, cut his teeth on RaD magazine back in the day. And for the last half decade or so has been working with the original RaD ensemble - Tim Leighton Boyce and pretty much every photographer on the books - to organise and get on top of the enormous RaD archive. An...


Episode 050: Ed Leigh - The State Of The Snowboarding Nation

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com Well, I had to didn’t I? To mark a whopping 50 episodes of the Looking Sideways podcast, I invited back the very first and still one of the most popular guests I’ve had on the podcast: snowboarder and presenter Ed Leigh. I’ve had a few returning guests over the months, notably Billy Morgan and Sophie Hellyer, but for episode 050 wanted to circle things right back to the start by bringing Ed back on the show. If you listened to...


Episode 049: Neftalie Williams - Bridging The Gaps

Full episode info and Show Notes: www.wearelookingsideways.com I’ve had some pretty progressive guests on this show. But I think this week’s guest, Neftalie Williams, might just be the most visionary of the lot. Just check the list of accomplishments that make up one of the most impressive CVs in skateboarding. He is the first lecturer of skateboarding business, media and culture at USC; a PhD candidate at the University of Waikato in New Zealand; a pioneer of the concept of skateboard...