True Conversation is a new podcast presented by Volcom (https://www.volcom.com) . Hosted by Fat Tony, (https://www.fattonyrap.co) who is an acclaimed rapper and more from Houston, Texas. For this series, he’ll be joined by guests to discuss the experiences of BIPOC Americans in surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and adjacent subcultures such as music. The goal of each episode is to share perspectives which are generally avoided in the mainstream culture. This is a part of a bigger effort to get rid of bigotry and create a more inclusive environment around the things we love.
Executive Produced by Fat Tony
Executive Produced by Ryan Immegart, Todd Hymel and Mike Aho
Produced by Kurt Midness, Ryan Thomas and Reid Sheldon
Edited by Ryan Thomas
Music: "Gambling Man" by Fat Tony from the album Exotica on Carpark Records (https://found.ee/HPol)
S1.E8 Season Finale: Skateboarding with Monica Torres, Latosha Stone and Eunice Chang
On this episode of True Conversation we chat with a crew of women doing it real big in skateboarding. We spoke with Latosha Stone, who created the first black-woman-owned skate company, Proper Gnar (https://propergnar.com) ; the very dope Monica Torres from Brazil and South Bay icon Eunice Chang.
S1.E7 Apache Skateboards
On this episode of True Conversation we check in with our friends at Apache Skateboards on the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona to discuss skateboarding and art with Douglas Miles and team riders Douglas Miles Jr. and Tray Polk. We discuss their perspective as Indigenous Americans expressing themselves through skateboarding.
S1.E6 Black Women in Surf with GiGi Lucas, Sharon Schaffer and Mary Mills
On this episode of True Conversation we further explore representations of Black women in surf. With the veteran experience of Sharon Schaffer and Mary Mills plus GiGi Lucas a founder of the non-profit Surfear Negra here to discuss how new generations will be represented in surf.
S1.E5. Actors On Board
In this episode of True Conversation we are joined by a talented panel of actors and entertainers that all have a background in action sports. Join us as Gabrielle Maiden, Na-Kel Smith, Ardelia Lovelace and Gary Rogers talk about their experiences in front of the camera.
S1.E4. Alternative and Punk music with Tunde Adebimpe, Wilbert Cooper and Chuck Treece
In this episode of True Conversation, we discuss a variety of personal experiences of Black musicians in the world of alternative rock and punk music. Joining me to talk music are OG skate-rock pioneer Chuck Treece, acclaimed journalist Wilbert Cooper and Tunde Adebimpe from the band TV on the Radio.
S1.E3. Textured Waves - Black Women in Surf
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Thoughtful and entertaining!
Awesome podcast and much needed for so many BIPOCs who love snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding. I’m sending it to all of my snow fam!
I am here for these conversations! Thanks Fat Tony and Volcom for creating the platform!!
Great content! Had similar experiences as a youth! Keep em coming!