About

Presented by journalist and co-Director of All Conditions Media Matt Barr, the Looking Sideways podcast seeks to uncover the most interesting stories in action sports and other related endeavours.

Why?

For the past few years I’ve been posing myself the question: ‘I wonder why there isn’t a decent action sports podcast?’ After a while, rather than keep wondering, I decided to start one myself. After all, I’ve been working in the industry for over twenty years, and in that time have interviewed athletes and written about action sports for everybody from the Times to Transworld Snowboarding.

What?

So the Looking Sideways podcast was born. It’s about digging a little deeper. Each episode seeks to unearth the most distinctive viewpoints in action sports and find stories that may have slipped under the radar. Guests include BBC presenter Ed Leigh on presenting Ski Sunday, big wave surfer Andrew Cotton on the psychology of paddling into waves like Nazare, snowboarder Sascha Hamm on what it takes to come back from life-threatening injuries, Finisterre founder Tom Kay on how he built the UK’s best-loved surf brand, and photographer Tim Nunn on his mission to increase awareness of the blight of marine litter on our favourite ocean environments.

Spread the word

And don’t worry – the Looking Sideways podcast isn’t sponsored by Squarespace, Blue Apron, WealthFront, Me Undies or Leesa Mattresses – at least not yet.  For now, we’re supported by my own company, All Conditions Media, and by the goodwill of everybody listening to the podcast and helping to spread the word.