Talkin Schmit Archive

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 94: Allysha Le

Allysha Le was born in Torrance and raised in El Segundo and started skateboarding at an early age with the likes of SAlba and MAlba before getting sponsored by Osiris and H-Street and then eventually riding for Mimi Knoop’s all female company Hoopla Skateboards. Now on Creature, we discuss: skating with T.Mag, Lizzie Armanto, Chris Russell and Patrick Ryan, leaving Hoopla, Joe Fong, solving the Rubiks Cube, The Chili Bowl contests at Potrero Del Sol and much more…


Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 93: Salman Agah

The Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year award began in 1990. First there was Tony Hawk, followed by Danny Way, then John Cardiel, and then my next guest. Salman grew up in Nor-Cal, was sponsored early on by Powell and was a huge part of the early days of REAL skateboards, oh and by the way… HE is the Switch God. He currently owns and operates his own pizza spot in Los Angeles called Pizzanista. I treasure our friendship and can always count on Salman to share knowledge…


Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 92: Tim Kerr

Artist, musician, skateboarder, human being. Tim Kerr is all that and doesn’t like to categorize any of it, it’s all him and who he is. We talk about growing up in Texas, the Big Boys, Pflugerville, Skate Rock, Jeff Phillips, Bad Brains, Poison 13, The Monkeywrench, skating ditches, Wirtz Elementary kids singing Minor Threat and much more—this one’s a long one but like Tim says…He’s done a lot of stuff!

The Monkeywrench




Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 91: Jeff Ament

Growing up in a small town of roughly 600 people, Jeff Ament has made his mark in a major way. Moving to LA and then Seattle, playing in bands such as Green River, Mother Love Bone and Pearl Jam and skateboarding the entire ride. Band of Horses revenge, Montana Pool Services, the greatest American rock band debate, a first impression from Tony Farmer, a bunch of tunes, and much more…

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 2: Bassist Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam performs live on stage at Fenway Park on September 2, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Bennett/Getty Images)

Farmer’s favorite Pearl Jam song at Pinkpop Festival – Landgraaf, Netherland in 1992 …


Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 90: James Kelch

This episode is dedicated with love to MARCUS “NOSEY” DILLARD (R.I.P.)

You can put my next guest in there with George Moscone, Willie Brown, Gavin Newsome, and London Breed. That’s right kids, this is the Mayor—James Kelch discussing growing up as a military kid, finding a home on Treasure Island, EMB, gettin’ sponsored and turning pro for REAL, the Raiders, Billy Valdez, Hella Cool Skateboards, current life in Cincinatti and more…THIS IS EPISODE 90, lets get it!



Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 89: Dan & Max (SPAZZ)

Caught up with Max Ward and Dan Lactose for some way back machine fun and the origin story of their band SPAZZ. Growing up in the Peninsula, punk shows at the Pony Express pizza spot in Redwood City, Plutocracy, recording with Bart, Kevvy Kev at KZSU, meeting Kool Keith and much more are all discussed in this look back at a band that only got bigger after it was gone.

Dan: @DanLactose 
Max: @625_Thrash


Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 88: Geoff Rowley

Geoff Rowley lives and breathes skateboarding. In the early 2000’s, he had a huge role in kickstarting Vans and Thrasher back into the elite atmosphere they maintain now. I caught up with him over the Zoom and talked early days in Liverpool, Lemmy, Skater of the Year, Luke McKirdy, skate shops, dedicating his last Vans video to Jake Phelps, his new board company Free Dome Skateboards, and much much more… I’ve been friends with Geoff for years but it’s always a privilege to get to chat and absorb some of his energy and wisdom. It’s episode 88 kids, ENJOY!

Geoff talks about how scary this was and not wanting to ever go back…

Getting blunted in his Vans “Take It Back” part…


February 1999

April 2001

September 2001

April 2005

November 2009

Instagram: @GeoffRowley
Website: Free Dome Skateboards

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. 86: JT Aultz

JT tells it all: growing up in Poway, showing up at Webber for the first time with a Zorlac, Duffel’s Pirate Ship bed, Bob Burnquist getting him on REAL, the heartbreak of losing the Chargers, Drehobl crashing a wedding, Blink 182 burritos, a first impression from Ernie Torres and much more…

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 85: Pancho & McKenney

When life gives you lemons, we give you Pancho and McKenney. Hopefully this brightens your day with some laughs and a brand new Tim and Eric segment for your video pleasure intermission style. Big love and thanks for the support, if you’re down go subscribe to the Youtube or we might just stop the video program…

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