When Joel Rice, a naturally bookish kid was younger he wanted nothing more than to be a pro skater like his heroes, Christian Hosoi and Tony Hawk. Later in life he became a prominent skateboarding journalist and got the chance to ghost-write Christian’s memoir. It proved to be an unpleasant gig which Joel got fired from, in this episode Joel and Christian talk on the phone together.
Joel Rice got the opportunity to ghost-write the memoir of one of his childhood heroes—skateboarding legend Christian Hosoi. But Joel’s experience was an unpleasant one that brought up an old childhood trauma at a skatepark. In this episode, I call Christian to hear his side of the story, and then both Joel and Christian hash out the past on the phone together. And much like the first episode, Joel’s experience with Christian did not go how he hoped it would.
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Music by Podington Bear and Tony Gage, editing by Mack Linebaugh, Anita Bugg, and Galen Bebe. Production assistance from Caleb Shiver.