After we interviewed Brandon Begin the other day we immediately turned our sights on the latest ONSOMESHIT recruit, Connor Keating. Connor is a cool ass dude from Detroit who is amazing on a bike. The conversation quickly got off topic and we ended up talking about all kinds of different things for nearly 2 hours, enjoy!
Brandon did TCU TV a few years back with Stevie Churchill but I figured we should get him on No Jumper to fill in a broader audience on what this kid is all about. Robesman and Catfish joined me and we had a great time and laughed our asses off. Enjoy!
We dropped Clay Johnson’s Forever Rolling section the other day. Hopefully you enjoyed it, here’s an interview I did with him the other day while he was in town. Clay has been in the game for a long ass time and hit us with some great stories. Enjoy!
Last week I got The Common Crew in the studio for an interview in which we focused on Ethan Corriere and Denim Cox, two of the crew’s most talented ambassadors, both of whom have killer sections in the long awaited Common Crew DVD, Monster Mash which is available now here. Enjoy!
(Note: I’ve got a couple of TCU interviews going down next week as well as a Brandon Begin No Jumper episode)
D Blocks or as he is better known on Instagram, @rrdblocks is a legend in the world of big bikes and the undisputed wheelie king. He was in town along with the big man at SE Bikes, Todd Lyons so I got them in the studio to learn about the weird world that D Blocks inhabits as a New York City icon. Enjoy!
Colt Fake is a Florida legend and although you might have previously assumed that his Banned 3 and 4 sections from a few years back were bound to be the high point in his BMX career, he’s been killing it this year in a big way in the form of his split section with Trey Jones and his new X Games real street video part which we haven’t seen yet but is supposed to be amazing. I got Colt in the studio right before he flew home to Florida and we had a great chat about where he’s been and where he’s going. Enjoy!
Side note; I did this interview on 3 hours sleep so if I seem a little wonky there’s a reason.
Reed Stark is one of the best young BMX riders out and he is truly one of a kind. It’s impossible to be around Reed without becoming affected by the excitement and positivity that he exudes. I’m assuming this podcast will have a similar effect on many of you. Enjoy!
If you missed it, Adam LZ’s No Jumper episode dropped yesterday.
Fernando Laczko has been making moves in the BMX game over the past couple years with appearances like his section in Monster’s Above Below DVD and his most recent Ciao Crew video. He recently came out to America and stayed with our boy Sauce for a few weeks to film a new TCU edit and while he was around we got him in the studio for a TCU TV interview. Sauce co-hosted and filled us in on plenty of Common Crew information as well. Enjoy!
If you were to make a list of the most influential and important figures in the history of the BMX industry, you would be remiss not to include Ronnie Bonner in your top 5. We were lucky enough to get the man himself in the studio alongside my business partner Alfredo Mancuso and Ronnie’s right hand man, Ryan Sher for a discussion about starting UGP, The Shadow Conspiracy, Subrosa and all the other stuff he’s done during his time in the BMX world. Enjoy and support real BMX brands doing real shit for the scene.
Check it out on Soundcloud here.
Josh James invented the webisode. I interviewed him over email all the way back in 2013 but it was great to get Josh James and his crew in the studio to talk about how he got started in BMX and how he revolutionized YouTube without even trying. Enjoy!
This week we were happy to get Jay Roe and Calvin Kosovich of the Kink Bikes squad on the show. For those who don’t know, Jay is the Kink team manager while Calvin holds things down on the pro rider side (and also kills it behind a videocamera too). This week we got in depth about Kink’s history, where both of these guys are coming from and the ever changing face of BMX. Enjoy and please Follow us on Soundcloud and iTunes.
Let’s be clear, this is not a full fledged interview with either Shawn Mcintosh or Reed Stark. They are both deserving of full length, deep interviews but this is more of an impromptu, informal (read: drunk) chat that transpired last week. Enjoy and by all means give this a thumbs up if you appreciated it.
02:00 Drinking at Black
05:45 Shitty’s freestyle
06:30 Meth tales
13:00 How Shitty got into BMX
16:00 Congratulations Brian Kachinsky
21:00 Making friends as an adult
29:50 Ben Hucke’s Dig cover
32:00 Favorite photos
34:00 The time Reed creeped Tyler, The Creator out
38:00 Catfish is an idiot
41:00 Eskimo brother lifestyle
42:30 The state of BMX in 2016
44:30 Dan Conway off Fit
47:00 Toughest BMX pros
51:00 When Shitty met the Road Fools crew
55:00 Bit by a toucan
56:30 Shitty vs Mastroni
59:20 Freestyle session
Chris Duncan is a person whom many in BMX know a thing or two about, but who very few people know the whole truth about. Despite the various things he has done to piss me off over the years (Facebook messaging my mom, DMing my ex girlfriend repeatedly) we still managed to get him in the studio along with a nearly silent Sean Ricany and my usual co-host, Catfish. Enjoy!
Mike Brennan has been around in BMX for a long ass time. From his early days of pegless x up ride to tailwhips to his new role as the co-owner of Merritt, Mike has been in BMX for a long time and he has put in work so it was a pleasure to get to sit down with him for an interview. Brad Simms and Catfish co-hosted and we had a great chat, enjoy!
Last night we were supposed to interview Chris Duncan and Jamie Bestwick. Catfish got a ride from Sean Ricany since they both live in Huntington Beach right now. Then Bestwick bailed at the last minute so we ended up convincing Ricany to finally do the interview that you’ve all been asking for since the very early days of TCU TV. I’m really happy about this interview because it gives you a chance to see that Sean is a nice kid with an incredible attitude on riding who has been crushing the game for the last few years and doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. Watch this and enjoy!
In the annals of BMX history, not many names carry the cache that Van Homan’s does. While I was in Argentina, Catfish managed to get both Van and his close friend Steve Crandall (who’s interview went live last week) to sit in for an examination of Van’s historic BMX career. Hopefully we can get Van on the show again some time so that I can ask some questions of my own but I think Catfish held his own (and even managed to weasel his way into the thumbnail). Enjoy!
07:30 Getting into riding
11:20 How Van got a section in Trail Blazers
14:30 Getting sponsored
18:00 Seek & Destroy dropping
21:00 Criminal Mischief
27:30 Leaving Schwinn for Fit
37:45 Attention spans
46:00 Two By Four
50:30 Typical day
53:00 Changes in BMX
1:10:00 Adam Banton
While I was in Argentina Steve Crandall and Van Homan were both in town and Catfish decided that the opportunity was too good to wait around for me so he got Scott Marceau to come through and produce a couple of banging podcasts for us featuring 2 of the most influential characters in the history of BMX. First up, Steve Crandall the mastermind behind one of BMX’s most enduring brands, FBM.
Also yes Gilly’s eyes are closed because Catfish doesn’t know how to take a photograph.
06:00 Getting started riding BMX
14:00 Going on adventures and getting guns pulled on them
17:00 Starting FBM
26:00 Moving past t shirts
31:00 Gilly digging professionally
34:30 Taking it up a notch
39:30 Getting a metal leg
41:00 FBM’s alumni
44:30 Age of information
52:00 Kelly Baker
55:30 FBM’s videos
A couple weeks ago Sean Morr put out a video part which reminded the world that he is a rail boss capable of great feats on his bicycle. Today on TCU TV we remind the world that he’s a delightful guy capable of titillating conversation. Sean Morr sat down with Catfish, Grant Castelluzzo and I and we delved deep into what makes Sean tick. Enjoy!
A couple weeks ago Catfish and I sat down with Broc Raiford for a long, often hilarious chat where we touched on just about everything. Another awesome interview with one of the sickest riders in the game. Enjoy and please do us a favor by subscribing and rating us on iTunes.
05:00 Fat Tony
10:30 First photo in a magazine
15:30 Kevin Peraza’s new video
17:00 Getting on Colony
20:00 Getting on Volume
23:00 Moving to California
29:45 TCU TV theme song
32:00 Bunnyhopping high
35:00 Using bike skills to escape the police
40:00 Worst injury
45:00 Broc’s Hunt section
50:00 Leaving etnies for Vans
53:00 Art and tattoos
1:08:00 The Mastroni takeover of Volume
1:23:00 The uprail 540 correction hop
1:25:00 The straight tooth 180
This week, better than than not at all, we had the LFS crew on to talk about their second full length DVD, the art of street riding and much much more.
Side note: I’m still working on getting this uploaded to Soundcloud/iTunes on Argentinian wifi but it should be up soon.