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.
In California aka The "Tour of California"
The Tour of California happened earlier this year and so did a a little Tour of California of our own. Heading to Los Angeles is one of our favorite things to do to, and then when you throw in some rad new folks and Transmissions takes it to a whole new level.
In California 1 of 4 - with Greg Erwin
Saint Motel is a band on the rise, and every time they play in Portland, their drummer Greg Erwin stops by The Athletic to say hi, and get some new socks. Well, he stopped by one time a couple months ago and when we couldn’t convince him to immediately be on the show (they had a sold out gig at the Moda Center) so we decided to go to him.
In California 2 of 4 - with Erika Christensen
Recorded outside on her patio. Erika is someone that we’ve ridden and gotten into trouble with over the years. The writers of her show - Parenthood - weren’t stoked when she broke her wrist on a sketchy cycling descent. In any case she earned her cycling stripes and luckily invited us into her home to meet Shane, her baby girl and talk about life and sports and all things good.
In California 3 of 4 - with Dan Koeppel
LA is a City where no one walks? False! Dan helps us see another side of this city that we never knew existed. He also wrote a book about his dad and a book about bananas. Both of which are pretty cool. With Dan we explore bananas, mountain bikes, and a more serious topic that he’s written extensively about - concussions.
In California 4 of 4 - with Moi Medina
We’ve been dying to get Moi in front of the mic ever since we started Transmissions. He’s been our guide to Los Angeles ever since we started visiting this town. Well, our prayers were answered as we sat down over too many beers to chat about the city that he grew up in and how it’s shaped his life.
Episode Eight: Jeff Carvalho - July 14
As Managing Director for the likes of Selectism and High Snobiety it is easy to see why Jeff has been our “go to” fashion guy for the longest time. In this episode we chat about sneakers, the worker-wear boom from a couple years back, vape culture, and of course S.A.S.E.
Once again, Julie Krasniak starts out this episode with another Weekly What's Up to tell us all what's been on her mind these days - we'll give you a hint - other podcasts and learning new skills!
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.