Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to be interviewed for a few podcasts.

If you want to learn more about us, our surfboards and why we do what we do, dig a little deeper and listen to the episodes below.

James Otter and Matt Barr portrait for Looking Sideways Podcast

Looking Sideways

Presented by journalist and co-Director of All Conditions Media, Matt Barr, the Looking Sideways podcast seeks to uncover the most interesting stories in action sports and other related endeavours.

I’m honoured to be a part of Matt’s star-studded list of interviewees and I had such a fun conversation with Matt that meanered and wandered around what has brought me to this point in life.

James Otter Wooden surfboard maker in his workshop in Cornwall with his dog, buddy

Surf Simply

In May 2019 Harry and Will from Surf Simply, one of the best surf coaching resorts in the world, caught up with James to talk all things wooden surfboards.

Both Harry and Will have such a great depth of technical knowledge when it comes to surfing and surfboards, so this one digs into how wooden surfboards are made and how they perform in the surf.

James Otter of Otter Surf photographed by Alun Callender for Country Living used for promo of capital of craft with Sarah James craft festival

Capital of Craft

Sarah James is the person behind the Craft Festival. Held annualy in Bovey Tracey, Devon, the show brings together makers and craft lovers in their thousands.

In 2020, with events being put on hold, Sarah turned her hand to interviewing the makers that she celebrates at the festival each year for he own podcast. We were lucky that she asked James to be the first guest to dig into his new book, Do Make.

TGLE Some Good Mavericks

Some Good Mavericks

Whislt at The Good Life Festival in 2019, Charlie Gladstone (The festival director) interviewed James alongside Dan Kieran, live on stage, to talk about the power fo making.

Charlie has a deep passion for crafts and is a charismatic interviewer – this one was great fun to record!

James Otter Momentum Life

Momentum Life

Over 30 years of exploring the world, Matthew Robertson has sought out gurus of exploration, nature and wellness, and been inspired by their alternative ways of life.

In this podcast, Matthew talks with James about how much the outdoors means to him and how fundamental a connection to nature is for all of us.


As One

This one’s not technically a podcast, but a recording of a talk I gave back in 2017 for As One.

The premise is simple:  twenty slides, lasting approximately twenty seconds each, sharing the backstory of the speaker to uncover what makes them tick.

This one went a little deeper and more personal than other talks I’ve given.

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Ethical Pages

Adam Costello is on a mission to seek out every business, organisation and charity which is ethically run and chat to them to find out how it is done to then inspire others to do the same.

We were stoked that he spoke to us at the end of 2020 to talk about what it’s like to run a business that puts the environment first.

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