Self Portrait. Salt Lake City, Utah. May 13, 2017


As a working title, Yo! What's Up! seemed to serve the purpose well enough. It was casual, hearkened to some of my East Coast roots, and basically described what my interviews were all about—which was, basically, nothing in particular. My operating method was to turn on the mics and figure it out. But that was a method that also seemed to bring out the best stories about interesting people and the lives they've lived.

I'd been doing interviews for a long time by the time that I recorded an interview for the actual purpose of a podcast. It had maybe been a couple of decades, if not more. The interviews that I had done up to that point were initially intended for fanzines and books. I've archived some of them here on this website. Others will eventually be shared elsewhere. However, during the course of all that time and through some of those conversations, I started to consider a context for sharing stories with some of the remarkable people that I was meeting along the way. And then, well, life got in the way. But still, if it matters, one has to just make the space and make it happen. Perhaps better late than never.

At the outset, I have about ten interviews recorded and ready to go. So, at a minimum, this project will be made up of those conversations. If it goes beyond that, I'll likely update the name to something a little more formal. And I'll probably ditch the cheesy cover. And the production quality will likely get better. For now, though, I hope you enjoy the stories and the people behind them as much as I did. All great times.

Latest Episode · February 20, 2019

003: Chris Slog

Chris Slog is a professional SCUBA diver living in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. In this interview, we talk about his adventures in diving, spearfishing, fossil hunting, and developing the businesses that make it all possible.

WB Diving · The Workshop · ERA Jewelry Design · @scubaslog

Published on September 10, 2018

002: Girard Middleton

Girard Middleton is a surf and stand up paddle instructor living in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and one of the originators of stand up paddle surfing in Florida and the southeastern United States. In this interview, we talk about hog hunting, spearfishing, stand up paddleboarding, and the adventure of owning a small business.

SoBe Surf · @girardmiddleton

Published on August 28, 2018

001: Intro

Given that this podcast was a substantial collection of work before the first episode was ever released, a brief introduction was in order. In this first episode, I briefly touch on the making, subject matter, and intention behind those to follow.

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