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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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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.