Transmissions is an audio exploration of the great intersection of life and sport. We must keep moving to stay alive and with this podcast we will talk with people who are not only radical at sport, but somehow keep it all together as humans. Listen along as hosts Jeremy Dunn, Chris DiStefano and Julie Krasniak converse with some people we know and even more that we'll be getting to know along the way.
Episode Seven: Tyler Frisbee - June 15th
Portland, Oregon adds 111 new residents each day. Tyler Frisbee, Policy & Innovation Manager at Metro, is at work each day to help the region keep pace with its burgeoning popularity and population. Tyler is a Portland native who found success out on the East Coast but who is now back at home to take Portland into the future through smart transportation and livability planning. JD & CD get right to it and tackle some big subjects with Tyler including dressage, acapella, autonomous cars, Arvydas Sabonis, and, of course, flying discs.
Episode Six: Will Bryant - May 30th
Will Bryant is an artist that does a lot of different things, but one thing remains the same - his quest for fun. It is something that we see eye to eye on and maybe brought us together in the first place. We first met Will playing pick up basketball on Sunday nights here in Portland, back before he moved South to Austin Texas. Listen in as we talk to Will about his passion for sport, his art hero's and what he says when people say his art looks like those other guys.
Will Bryant has a client list that reads like a dream - Nickelodeon, The New York Times Magazine, AirBnB, Adidas, Nike, the list goes on and on. Yet, he remains grounded, hilarious and prolific in his quest to show the world his art.
Episode Five: Alexi Pappas & Jeremy Teicher - May 11th
Filmmakers Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas have put together one of the most comprehensive and dramatic views of an athlete today with their film Tracktown (releasing on iTunes May 12th). Alexi not only plays the main character in the film — Plumb Marigold — but she plays the role in real life as a professional runner that qualified for the Olympics in 2016. As if that wasn’t enough, the two are engaged to be married.
In Transmissions Episode Five we sat down with Alexi and Jeremy, right next to historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, to talk with them about their experiences melding running, filmmaking and professional athletes into their feature film — Tracktown.
Episode Four: Scott Johnston - April 26th
Julie Krasniak kicks this one off with another Weekly What's Up aimed at our love for basketball, the Boston Marathon and touching on the Anti Social Social Club brand phenomenon.
Then, Adidas Senior Footwear Designer Scott Johnston recently redesigned the Samba into a skate shoe. That's big enough right there, but there's so much more. We got Scott into the "studio" to talk about his early years skating — making videos to send to brands in the hopes of getting sponsored — making his way from skateboarder to Head Footwear Designer for Lakai - and what transitioning into your late years of skating looks like. Of course there's a little pickup basketball thrown into the mix. It's a good time.
Episode Three: Jeff Curtes - April 17th
Jeff Curtes has been in the action sports world for a long time shooting mainly snowboarding. However, in recent years he has made the shift over to cycling with the brand Speedvagen and their family of cyclocross racers. CD & JD sat down with Jeff to talk about photography and cycling, but also his time living in Portland and now Sydney, Australia. Plus, the big question of "what does it mean to keep moving while aging?"
Episode Two: Mr. Joe Staples - April 6th
Julie Krasniak starts episode two with the Weekly What's Up featuring at little look back at Coryn Rivera's win at Flanders, Ciele Running Caps, and a concert that she went to last week in Portland.
Then, we sit down with Joe Staples. He has worked in advertising with Wieden + Kennedy for years producing a number of well known pieces in the modern advertising era. And we talk through a few of these as well as Starbucks vs. Tim Horton's, Joe's favorite Big Mac ads, his T-shirt work, and the "privilege of the creative." Through it all Joe has been a runner, skateboarder, cyclist and most recently follows his passion for jiu-jitsu. He's a man on the move.
Episode One: Faith Briggs - March 31st
JD & CD talk with Faith Briggs, a runner (Black Roses NYC) and filmmaker from Brooklyn. Faith talks about life, running, work and her new job as Director of Toughness for outdoor brand Columbia Sportswear. CD tells us of a few new albums that he's into and then roasts JD on his (lack of) defensive skills in their weekly pickup game.