Talkin’ Schmit

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 73: Evan Husney (Dark Side of the Ring)

Evan Husney is Executive Producer and co-creator of the incredible doc series on wrestling entitled, “Dark Side of the Ring”. Listen as we discuss his work at Viceland, working with legendary wrestlers on the show(which they finished during the pandemic). I think you’ll really be blown away from things like: Bruiser Brody getting killed backstage in Puerto Rico, car robbers outside their hotel room, a threat from a former wrestler, and Owen Hart’s accidental fall to death during a pay-per-view in which the event continued after Owen was carted out of the arena. I know it’s not skateboarding, but this stuff is insane to me and I am truly intrigued and loved every minute of these docs. It was an honor to have Evan on the show and a big thanks again to Weibs for connecting the dots. Big love!

Also, this episode has our first ever FREE GIVEAWAY…

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Evan in the squared circle…

A shoot interview with Jake the Snake Roberts…

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 72: David Gravette

Dave and I get together via Zoom and discuss quitting Kronik the same day they turned him pro, riding for Creature, King of the Road, getting married,  getting his car stolen multiple times and much more…

Covers baby!

Never met before KOTR and not related—this is an instant classic…

Dave and his wife, Liz

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 71: Mother’s Day Special

Special 3 hour tribute to the rad moms out there. Interviews with Jessica Starkweather, Dawn Breese, Eva Armanto, Karen Jonz, Shelly Caples, and Lisa Pabich. There’s sound bites from past interviews, and a cameo from Schmitty’s mom along with a motherly playlist of tunes. Throw some coals on the Q and help pay respect to las madres. As Tupac said, they are appreciated!

Jessica Starkweather – 13:50
Dawn Breese – 24:20
Eva Armanto – 1:00:47
Karen Jonz – 1:14:35
Shelly Caples – 1:46:31
Lisa Pabich – 2:05:42


Mother of Sophia and Lucia
Instagram: @Wallhitting
Fun Facts: Got a photo published in Thrasher Magazine of her doing a frontside grind at Burnside one week before giving birth to her daughter Lucia.
Quote from Podcast: “She didn’t get the lack of concern for her own personal safety like I did”


Mother of Raven Tershy
Instagram: @DawnBreese
Fun Facts: Went on King of the Road for a day and spent time in Antartica with Peter Hewitt’s dad. Loves birds!
Quote from Podcast: “I’m kind of an Instagram lurker.”


Mother of Lizzie Armanto
Instagram: @EAM356
Fun Facts: Was completely out of the loop the day Lizzie did the loop. Also broke some ribs skateboarding years back.
Quote From Podcast: “I was not one to shelter them.”


Mother of Sky
Instagram: @KarenJonz
Fun Facts: Won the women’s X-games gold medal for vert in 2008.
Quote from Podcast: “Do the fuckin’ dishes or laundry; do something—Help out!”


Mother of Schmitty
Instagram: What’s Instagram?
Fun Facts: Had Ray Meyers old mini ramp in their backyard. Also was woken up by the police at 2am asking who the bum was passed out on her front porch, only to find out it was her son.
Quote from Podcast: “That’s right, today’s the day”


Mother of Curren and Peyton Caples
Instagram: @BiscuitCaples
Fun Facts: Got a hotel upgrade for being Curren’s mom.
Quote from Podcast: “Call Acosta!”


Mother of Cedric and Roman Pabich
Instagram: @MissLisasArt
Fun Facts: Roman won $4K at Thrasher’s Halloween Hell Ride at the Diamond Contest and bought his mom and dad new phones with the money at the age of 13.
Quote from Podcast: “Who the fuck is that clown?!?”

Talkin’ Schmit Ep.70: Jason Jessee

Growing up with the Fletchers, learning backside airs from Steadham, turning pro the same day Baca was born, playing music with Blender, filming a movie with Jackie Chan, surfing the North Shore with Jay Adams, pantsing fools, and much more. Episode Seven-Oh fuck yeah—Not intended for weak sucks…

Air to fakie at the Vertkeley skate camp…

Potrero park 8am to fakie on the one-eight…

Pocket tee modeling gig pays chicken feed…

Get yours today…

Angles for days in that tight SF jersey…

You don’t always see him on a front invert—this Spitfire ad is a classic…

Checkin’ the deck with a proper rock…

Up the hill, and over the channel to fakie for the Doug pound…

Jason designed/Zarosh printed shirts(even have a few hoodies and long sleeves)… still available HERE

No common dandy is taking it to the corner at Potrero…


Follow Jason:
Instagram: @JasonJessee
Website, Yeah!: Rollers California

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 69: Andy Roy

Episode 69 opened up and Andy Roy slid in… Well,  Andy is 48 years old, he’s got son named Cruz, and turned pro for Sims way back in the early 90s’s. He grew up in Santa Cruz skating Derby and eventually joined the one-eight at Antihero and was an original member of the Hell Ride crew. Today Andy is staying sober down in Southern California and working on leading a more positive life while becoming a motivational speaker; but one thing is for sure with “Fuck the Cops” on his buns and “69” on his armpits-his ideas about skateboarding will never change. WARNING: This one might not be for your mom and dads ears…

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 68: Atiba Jefferson

Today on the show is my good friend, Atiba Jefferson. Atiba is one of the best skateboard photographers in the business, he also shoots photos for the NBA, he’s played in the band THE GOAT and toured with Cat Power and even opened for Bad Brains. Listen as we discuss growing up in Colorado, moving to California, working for TWS and eventually working for the Bible…

Undercover Giants fan up at EMB in the SFC…

Always organic…

Parties with the best of em…

Soundcheck with the Goat in Wilmington, NC…

True or False: Gearin’ up to shoot Steph Curry?

Leica FOR DAYS!!!

Partying in LA with Chima and his twin brother Ako…

You ever partied with the Big Dog on your 35th birthday in Paris???

Teebs at the plant…

I really wanted to say something about how he may not be the wisest, but he’s weiser than most… But come on Bud!

On the Roadie tip…


Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 67: Mimi Knoop

Coming in hot from our first Tuesday off since I started this thing. Today on the show is the amazing Mimi Knoop. Mimi  turned pro in 2003, she’s won 5 medals in the xgames, won the Women’s combi classic, started her own board company Hoopla, and started the Womens skateboard Alliance which led to a full boycott of the 2005 X Games…


Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 66: Tunes w/McKenney pt2 (Covid19)

Tunes with McKenney again? Yes, but this time there’s more madness as we discuss staying in doors, washing hands and all other things to prepare ourselves against Covid19. Also a special appearance from our lovely Exec. Director, Sharal Camisa. Come rain, sleet, snow or mini apocalypse—the show must go on!

Episode 66—LETS DO THIS!

Guess who has the Atlas and TS sticker on their car…

Podcast distancing…

Shout OUT! Check my Youtube page at Youtube/TimMcKenneySkateboard


4:20 am Tim’s ready for the episode to go live!T

Tims part from the All Skate shop video entitled, “RedivideR”
Help Fight CoronavirusClick here to purchase you Jason Jessee designed tshirt

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 65: Una Farrar

Una, Dos, Tres… Nope! Una Farrar? YUP! Is she sponsored by Vans? Yup! Is she down with the olympics? Nope! Does she like Talkin’ Heads? Yup! What about Talkin’ Schmit? YUP!!!! Listen as we talk filming for the upcoming Vans video, getting broke off and coming back in time for hammers, the art of finger boarding, fake tampons at Wheels of Fortune and much more…

Courtesy of Bigfoot magazine

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 64: Dandy Harris

With all that’s going on in the world lately, I decided to lengthen today’s show in hopes of bringing you something else to focus on and hopefully a few laughs as well. Today on the show is Dandy Harris (co-owner of 510 skateshop) discussing growing up in Northern California, meeting her future husband and opening a successful skate shop together in the heart of Berkeley, the Travis Scott Dunks rage, Fugazi at Dolores Park, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s at Bottom of the Hill, a call from Max Schaaf, donating to Treasure Island’s DIY and more. Oh, and “Dogs eat their own shit—we’re doing the cockroach yeah! ”


Early days…


Jerry’s ready for biz…

Wedding day…

20 year celebration

Keepin’ it REAL with the big dawgs…