Talking w/ Action Sports Legendary “Senior Citizen” Todd Richards | Don’t ‘jock’ yourself
The OG himself Todd Richards has sat down on the mic, not to talk about others as is his day job these days, but to talk about himself and the old times, the good times, the current state of boarding, Olympic boycotts, and much more. As a skater, turned snowboarder, turned surfer, and as someone who still excels at all three despite barreling down on “action sports senior citizen” age there aren’t many out there with the cred that Todd has built up. The man even knows how to properly credit spins in surfing, but don’t get us started down that path.
This first instalment is with somebody I had an inkling would be a great guest, and he didn’t disappoint: the great Todd Richards.
The word ‘legendary’ doesn’t really cut it with Todd, who during his 90s heyday helped set the standards that continue to define snowboarding to this day. Todd’s what you might call an action sports lifer – somebody who has been immersed in skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing since he was a kid and who is showing no signs of slowing down now he’s nearing action sports senior citizenry.
He’s also brilliant company, and we had a great time trading stories and gossip about the sports we love. As I soon realised, Todd knows that ultimately our whole thing is a completely frivolous waste of time that also happens to be the greatest thing in the world, and his chat is that of a person who has spent a lifestyle becoming increasingly comfortable with this essential truth.
He is also full of great one-liners and brilliantly opinionated on everything from Terje’s boycott to the state of snowboarding today. Yes snowboard geeks, your ship has come in. Grab the popcorn, and settle down for an enlightening 90 minutes with one of the greats.
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Crazy response to episode 058 with @btoddrichards. Big thanks to everybody who tuned in and got in touch to say how much they enjoyed it – and to Todd for coming on the show and being such a good sport. – – – Coming up soon: two more episodes from my Hossegor trip – subscribe via the link in my bio to make sure you don’t miss an episode. – – – Picture of Todd boosting at the 2017 Sims Retro Worlds by Jake Pollock. – – – #verosessions #quikprofrance #snowboarding #snowboardingpodcast #snowboardpodcast #snowboardingisfun #actionsportspodcast #surfingpodcast #skateboardingpodcast #lookingsideways #merchlife #podcastcommunity #podcastinglife #podcastmerch #skatepodcast #surfpodcast #skateboardingpodcast #surfingpodcasts #ukpodcast