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Talkin’ Schmit Presents: The 2020 Poddy Awards

The Poddy’s are here! Get ready to laugh, cry, say “that’s stupid”, and cry again. We got some awards, some giveaways and some acceptance speeches with a slice of spice for your Tuesday. Thanks to all of you that listen and help spread the stoke. Stay safe out there and I WILL BE BACK…

Best Laugh, Gnarliest story, Loosest Trucks, MOTY, Most Listened to, and Peoples Choice are just some of the awards along with 12 days of Christmas listener appreciation giveaways including a GoPro 9, a pair of CONS shoes, and a complete skateboard from REAL…

If you want to help support the show, head over to​ and pick up some merchandise. Either way though, thank you for listening. I’d love to hear what you’ve learned—Cheers!

Started off with the bar raised(Loosest Trucks): Ronnie Sandoval
Fish That Almost Got Away: Chuck Treece
Music To My Ears: Chuck Treece
Master Lensman: Atiba Jefferson
Grossest story: Brian Brannon (GG Allin)
Funniest: Frankie Hill
Fantastic Female: Giulietta from Trouble Coffee
Best Laugh: Eric J
ART Gadoy award(artist): Mike Gigliotti from Lotties Skateshop
Peaches and Herb(Reunited): Tim McKenney and Pancho Moler
His Story: Salman Agah
Listener’s Shout-Out: Aaron Meza

M.O.T.Y. (Mother Of the Year): Lisa Pabich

Tampa Am’s Thanks For Showing Up: Tommy Guerrero
Most Listened To: Jason Jessee
Executive Director’s Choice: Andy Roy

Peoples Choice: Brian Brannon

Intro Music: “Mary’s Cross” by Natur
Tim & Eric music: “coffee and radar” by Shane Medanich
Credits Music: “Adirondack gate” by @Shane_Medanich
First Impression: Tim McKenney
Closing Monologue: Noelle Fiore
Executive Director: Sharal Camisa
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Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 87: Frankie Hill

Growing up in Santa Barbara and eventually riding for Powell Peralta, getting a Thrasher cover, going to SF with Guy and Rudy, filming video parts with Stacy Peralta, getting an offer from Gonz, blowing out his knee, the comeback, a phone call from Ray Simmonds, Hill skateboards, a first impression from Todd Hastings, Tim & Eric 2, figuring out the schnitty with Schmitty and much more with the legend himself, Frankie Hill!

Frankie Hill First ad Powell Peralta—NUTS!

Classic cover shot by Mofo

Instagram: @FrankieHill1

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 59: Tunes With McKenney

Mc Can I get some music up on this pod? Tim and I sit down in the parking lot of Pacifica skatepark and dedicate some music, give some shout-outs and call a homie for confirmation of an upcoming appearance. Warning: Eric J may even appear…


Tim skating to “Dirty Boots” by Sonic Youth in an early Emerica video entitled “Yellow”…

Natas Kaupas skating to Firehose’s “Brave Captain” in “Streets of Fire”…

Goat rope to Frankie Hill in 2020

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 30: Eric J.

Tonight is the night! Episode 30 with the elusive creature Eric Jalavara. Eric gets goat roped into a full conversation about early Think days, living on a boat at Pier 39, skating with the Hell Ride crew, defining Gumby, Wallenberg urban legend, hide-a-dook down a previous guests chimney, Wheatberry stories and a lot more. As if that wasn’t enough, I got a co-host to elaborate and give shout-outs on the fly—welcome back Timothy Donald McKenney. Big love from the Peninsula’s finest—you’re not gonna want to miss this one…