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A podcast dedicated to keep the fire burning on skateboarding history, heritage and preservation.  

Skateboarding History Podcast The Skateboarding Crucible

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A podcast dedicated to keep the fire burning on skateboarding history, heritage and preservation.  

    S2 E12 - Interview with Marc Hollander former SIMS team rider - Skateboarding Podcast

    S2 E12 - Interview with Marc Hollander former SIMS team rider - Skateboarding Podcast

    Interview with former SIMS team rider Marc Hollander. Marc grew up in the Santa Barbara area of Mountain Drive and was one of the early adopters to skate The Tea Bowls. Marc was at the forefront of skateboarding during the late '70s and early '80s and touches on his skateboarding journey and involvement with Tom Sims and the SIMS Skateboarding Team.

    Marc's YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@AFOProductions/videos
    Website - https://www.skateboardingcrucible.com
    Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/theskateboardingcrucible
    Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/skatespotpod

    • 42 min
    UPDATE - Automobilen: The Forgotten Skateboarding Monument Trailer Released - Skateboarding Podcast

    UPDATE - Automobilen: The Forgotten Skateboarding Monument Trailer Released - Skateboarding Podcast

    Link to the trailer
    Link to book a seat at the premier in Malmö!
    Link to our pilot episode on the Automobilen Snakerun

    "Nestled in a thicket along the old E6 outside Falkenberg Sweden lies a peculiar sight – an abandoned concrete skatepark, which over the years seems to have lost its former luster. However, this is no ordinary park; it is actually one of the world's oldest.

    This concrete oasis has aged like a living book, where truths dance with untruths, hidden in its concrete cracks. Its existence is not merely a local curiosity but rather a vivid portrayal of a time when skateboard culture was taking its first tentative steps.

    Among these enchanted souls is the skateboarder John Magnusson. Upon learning that a new residential area plan is being devised, potentially delivering the final blow to the skatepark, he takes matters into his own hands in a desperate attempt to save this unique piece of history.

    With images and archives emerging for the first time, Automobilen takes us on a road trip to the "Las Vegas of Halland, Sweden" in the 70s, a place that was anything but abandoned. Stories from both past and present are woven around the big question: What really constitutes cultural heritage?"
    Website - https://www.skateboardingcrucible.com
    Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/theskateboardingcrucible
    Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/skatespotpod

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    S2 E11 - Conversation with Iain Borden & Patrick Sean Quinn - Skateboarding Podcast

    S2 E11 - Conversation with Iain Borden & Patrick Sean Quinn - Skateboarding Podcast

    Recently I caught up with two academics, Iain Borden professor of architecture and urban culture and Patrick Sean Quinn who is an archeologist. Both Iain and Patrick have been involved in skateboarding heritage, in particular the research and preservation of second wave skateparks from the late 1970's to early 1980's.  I wanted the to get their opinion of the Automobilen Snakerun, focusing on why this skatepark is an important structure to preserve. We also dive into a range of different skateparks, including Rom, Carslbad, Bro Bowl and much more. 

    Be sure to check out Iain and Patrick's latest article on 1970's skateparks that should be protected along with his largest research paper. 
    Website - https://www.skateboardingcrucible.com
    Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/theskateboardingcrucible
    Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/skatespotpod

    • 1 hr 32 min
    S2 E10 - Lake Tahoe Floating Ramp / The Brooklyn Banks - Skateboarding Podcast

    S2 E10 - Lake Tahoe Floating Ramp / The Brooklyn Banks - Skateboarding Podcast

    During 2014 the Lake Tahoe floating ramp, was created as part of The Dream 365 project, working with Visit California and Bob Burnquist to showcase different stories to boost tourism in California. What ended up being created was a 8ft tall wooden bank ramp, accompanied by a smaller 5ft secondary half-pipe. Both wooden ramps rested on top of a 35 ft long floating platform.

    Article, including all images and videos

     Part2

    The Brooklyn Banks . Starting in the late 1980’s this spot provided one of the only skateable banked areas in the city. The Brooklyn Banks is the unofficial name for the area under the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge. Now this place for decades has been an extremely popular spot for skateboarders and is one of the more famous skate spots in the world.

    Article, including all images and videos

    Other links

    Save The Brooklyn Banks
    Gotham Park


    Website - https://www.skateboardingcrucible.com
    Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/theskateboardingcrucible
    Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/skatespotpod

    • 24 min
    S2 E9 - Cascade Skatepark / Charnwood Bowl - Skateboarding Podcast

    S2 E9 - Cascade Skatepark / Charnwood Bowl - Skateboarding Podcast

    Cascade skatepark, is located off Route 40 in Catonsville, Baltimore County. The remanence of parts of this skatepark still remain, yet today it is hidden amongst bush, dirt and scrap. A very cool spot that was once a huge part of skateboarding history in Baltimore.

    Article, images and video can be found here

    The Charnwood Bowl is regarded as Australia’s second oldest skatepark. Lucky enough this skate park still exists today, even though it is a bit rough around the edges it is very rideable. The story of this park begins in 1979 and it seems like it’s always been a bit of a controversial place that has been scrutinised from the very beginning.

    Article, images and video can be found here
    Website - https://www.skateboardingcrucible.com
    Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/theskateboardingcrucible
    Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/skatespotpod

    • 18 min
    Update on Season 2 - Skateboarding Podcast

    Update on Season 2 - Skateboarding Podcast

    Hi guys, just a quick update to let you know that we have launched a new website www.skateboardingcrucible.com 

    As we have been diving into a lot of research about skate spots during our 1st Season we decided to launch a site and put all of our research into article form. This way we can also collect all the images and videos that we have been able to gather on these skate spots. So please take a look and let us know what you think!

    In regards to Season 2, we are looking to release the first episode over the next coming weeks! Don't miss out on it's release, if you have not already done so please follow our podcast on any of the streaming services that you use. 



    Website - https://www.skateboardingcrucible.com
    Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/theskateboardingcrucible
    Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/skatespotpod

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