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Episode 029 is out! And it’s the second part of my Aussie omnibus with all-time Aussie surf legend @laynebeachley .
Seven times ASP world champion, chair of Surfing Australia, founder of the Layne Beachley Aim For The Stars Foundation, big wave pioneer – that’s Layne at Ours, above – she is legit one of the greatest of all time and one of Australia’s most famous athletes in any sport.
Over a cup of tea in her beautiful Manly home, we discussed the highs and lows of her incredible career. Listen out for Layne on how her first six world titles were won in a “state of fear,” the hard years fighting her corner in the face of surfing’s entrenched sexism and misogyny, and how her fierce competitive spirit was ultimately driven by a search for belonging.
Yep, a top episode this: you know what to do 👀☝️

Episode 029 of the Looking Sideways podcast is now live!
In this one I headed to Manly to meet legit surfing legend Layne Beachley.

Seven times ASP world champion, chair of Surfing Australia, founder of the Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation, big wave pioneer; I’ve been lucky enough to speak to some big hitters on the show over the last year, but Layne is definitely up there.

Even better, Layne got right into the spirit of the podcast and discussed the highs and lows of her career with admirable candour. You know what to do: hit the link to have a listen.

http://wearelookingsideways.com/podcasts/029-layne-beachley

THE TOP 5 EPISODES OF 2017:
2: @ed__leigh_ : How To Live Your Life Through Snowboarding “Snowboarding’s given me everything and it keeps on giving.” My first ever @welooksideways episode, and the second most listened-to episode of 2017, was this riotous chinwag with my old friend and @whitelines_snowboarding colleague Ed Leigh.

As I explained at the time, Ed has lived ‘one of the most varied and enviable snowboarding lives possible.’ We covered the lot: how he got into the industry, his work on Ski Sunday, and his thoughts on THAT infamous Jenny Jones commentary. Listeners loved Ed’s passion, enthusiasm and warmth, which as usual came shining through.
Haven’t listened yet? Hit the link in my bio to seek it out.

THE TOP 5 EPISODES OF 2017:

3: Mick Fanning: The Year Out

“It just felt like this weight lifted off my shoulders. I felt the inner energy coming back. Just felt like I could start working on myself, and start growing internally so I could feel human again.”

The third most popular Looking Sideways podcast of 2017 was my conversation with Aussie surf legend Mick Fanning, recorded in Hossegor at the tale end of September 2017.

Mick was on thoughtful form, something reflected in our chat which covered his thoughts on the evolution of the tour, how he found riding Kelly’s wave, some unique insights into the Andy v Kelly rivalry, and a hint that yes, retirement could well be on the cards.

Yep, we all know Mick charges. But it was fascinating to get into an in-depth conversation with a man who’s lived a rollercoaster life, and is constantly striving to learn from the past, keep moving and keep evolving.

Listen here: http://wearelookingsideways.com/podcasts/021-mick-fanning

THE TOP 5 EPISODES OF 2017:

3: @mfanno: The Year Out “It just felt like this weight lifted off my shoulders. I felt the inner energy coming back. Just felt like I could start working on myself, and start growing internally so I could feel human again.” The third most popular @WeLookSideways podcast of 2017 was my conversation with Aussie surf legend Mick Fanning, recorded in Hossegor at the tale end of September 2017.
I found Mick to be on thoughtful form, something reflected in our chat which covered his thoughts on the evolution of the tour, how he found @kswaveco, some unique insights into the Andy v Kelly rivalry, and a hint that yes, retirement could well be on the cards.

Yep, we all know Mick charges. But in essence, this was an in-depth conversation with a man who’s lived a rollercoaster life, and is constantly striving to learn from the past, keep moving and keep evolving.

THE TOP 5 EPISODES OF 2017:
4: Travis Rice: The Power of Not Knowing

“From the start, I had a lot of desire to work harder and have more motivation than anyone else.”

In which the legendary snowboarding powerhouse proved to be as quick-witted, progressive, visionary and inquisitive off the board as he is on it.

I met Travis in October 2017 during his trip to London for the premiere of his latest movie Depth Perception. We only had an hour, but in that time we crammed in plenty: Travis on his early years, his belief in the importance of ‘unlearning’, the ferocious work ethic that has underpinned his career since the start.

Travis’s energy, charisma and relentless questing spirit fairly leapt from the headphones – no wonder listeners tuned in in droves, and TransWorld SNOWboarding tapped me up to write a Depth Perception Story based upon our conversation.
📷: Owen Tozer

Listen here: http://wearelookingsideways.com/podcasts/022-travis-rice