Listen now (68 mins) | Patagonia's head of all things creative on his path from the London skate scene to his current role in Ventura.
Really enjoyed this one. Pretty humble guy all in all. (He must be VERY good at his job to be where is is right now).
As far a Type 2 is concerned, I'd be interested to see what comes out of its ashes. There is something else coming, right? It would be a massive shame to put it to bed completely. I think as your (and our) awareness grows of the (until very recently) invisible issues within action sports , we all need to be thinking about this stuff much more deeply, and your willingness to confront these issues head on is refreshing and infectious.
Loved this one. It’s great to listen to someone’s career path in an industry that I have no connection to other than being a consumer. I do wonder if skateboarding is what moulds people into becoming successful in their careers, sadly it hasn’t worked for me 😂.
I agree with Marc in the comment that Type 2 would be a big loss, it is such a fountain of knowledge. Hopefully it will continue in some form or another.
Interviews I would really like in the future would be with the Helgasons, as I think they would have an interesting story as riders, brand owners and snowboarding rock stars. I would also love to hear Julien Pica Herry talk about his work in Pakistan and of course guiding in Chamonix. Lastly I would like you to have a chat with Ben Wilson, Australian surfer / kite surfer / former brand owner.
Sorry it’s a big list, but these are only my top 3 😂
Alex goes on the list ever-growing list of people you've interviewed with whom I'd like to have a drink or two. Strong episode :)
I'd be really sorry to see the end of Type 2. It's now a special and unique resource for anyone wanting to learn about applied activism, but there's been a blurring of the lines in things you talk about in Looking Sideways (in a good way), and the kind of people you interview for quite a while, hasn't there?! I don't mind what you call it, or how the format works, but please do keep focussing on the nexus of action sports and other related environmentalism and social justice endevours.
It would a shame to lose Type 2 without a replacement. I have found the activists both inspiring and a source of new thinking. Nick Hayes and Lewis Arnold/Chris Nelson have provoked arguably the largest reactions most recently.
There are clearly a lot of your audience that get a great deal from interviews and interaction with those in the industry but I suspect there are also listeners that side with environmental activism and the practitioners of going sideways. Many of us go sideways without consciously giving a thought to branding.
So this was good, always just find myself too busy to listen to podcasts but was glad to catch this and then ironically find out about Type 2 which appears to be a whopper of a collection of decent material. Keep up the good work.