The Skatepark Podcast - Presented by the Tony Hawk Foundation

by Tony Hawk Foundation and Swell Story Media

The Skatepark Podcast - Presented by the Tony Hawk Foundation
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 17
  • Last: 9 Mar 2018
The Skatepark Podcast presented by the Tony Hawk Foundation covers everything you want and need to know about skateparks and public-skatepark development. Join hosts Peter Whitley and Alec Beck for tips, tricks, and all the insight a skatepark advocate (or skateboard nerd) needs to know to achieve a proper concrete skatepark in your community.

Episodes (17)

  • Episode 10 – Tony Hawk
    Episode 10 – Tony Hawk
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    Published: 29 Dec 2017 Duration: 37:33
    In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, we interview one of the most influential skateboarders of all time: Tony Hawk. We ask Tony all sorts of questions about skateparks and skateboarding. From design and policy to trick selection and co... Read more →
    In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, we interview one of the most influential skateboarders of all time: Tony Hawk. We ask Tony all sorts of questions about skateparks and skateboarding. From design and policy to trick selection and co... Read more →

  • Episode 15 - Skateboarding As Emotional Therapy
    Episode 15 - Skateboarding As Emotional Therapy
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    Published: 23 Feb 2018 Duration: 54:39
    In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast Alec and Pete discuss the mental and emotional benefits of skateboarding. Hear some strange science, personal stories and the broader implications of skating's unique impact on human beings. For more... Read more →
    In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast Alec and Pete discuss the mental and emotional benefits of skateboarding. Hear some strange science, personal stories and the broader implications of skating's unique impact on human beings. For more... Read more →

  • Episode 16 - Retail Skateparks
    Episode 16 - Retail Skateparks
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    Published: 9 Mar 2018 Duration: 01:04:40
    In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast Pete and Alec discuss parks that aren’t public. Learn why they used to be necessary, why some still do it, and the risks and benefits of setting one up.   For more information on creating your own... Read more →
    In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast Pete and Alec discuss parks that aren’t public. Learn why they used to be necessary, why some still do it, and the risks and benefits of setting one up.   For more information on creating your own... Read more →

  • Episode 12 – Trash
    Episode 12 – Trash
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    Published: 12 Jan 2018 Duration: 20:37
    In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, Alec and Pete discuss one of the most annoying and dangerous issues plaguing skateparks across the country – trash. Learn policy and practice, and how to reach out to the local skate populat... Read more →
    In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, Alec and Pete discuss one of the most annoying and dangerous issues plaguing skateparks across the country – trash. Learn policy and practice, and how to reach out to the local skate populat... Read more →

  • Episode 13 – Managing Your Core Group
    Episode 13 – Managing Your Core Group
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    Published: 26 Jan 2018 Duration: 42:16
    In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, our hosts discuss the best (and worst) ways to work with the people in your skatepark project’s core group. Learn how to save time, amplify strengths and minimize weaknesses - all while empowering ... Read more →
    In this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, our hosts discuss the best (and worst) ways to work with the people in your skatepark project’s core group. Learn how to save time, amplify strengths and minimize weaknesses - all while empowering ... Read more →

  • Episode 14 – Miki Vuckovich
    Episode 14 – Miki Vuckovich
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    Published: 9 Feb 2018 Duration: 56:41
    On this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, our hosts take a look at skateboarding and skateparks through the eyes of one of the most influential people behind the scenes of skateboarding and skateparks, THF Executive Director Miki Vuckovich.... Read more →
    On this episode of The Skatepark Podcast, our hosts take a look at skateboarding and skateparks through the eyes of one of the most influential people behind the scenes of skateboarding and skateparks, THF Executive Director Miki Vuckovich.... Read more →

  • TRAILER: The Skatepark Podcast Coming Soon!
    TRAILER: The Skatepark Podcast Coming Soon!
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    Published: 30 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:39
    The Skatepark Podcast presented by the Tony Hawk Foundation covers everything you want and need to know about skateparks and public-skatepark development. Join hosts Peter Whitley and Alec Beck for tips, tricks, and all the insight a skatep... Read more →
    The Skatepark Podcast presented by the Tony Hawk Foundation covers everything you want and need to know about skateparks and public-skatepark development. Join hosts Peter Whitley and Alec Beck for tips, tricks, and all the insight a skatep... Read more →

  • Episode 1 - Overview
    Episode 1 - Overview
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    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 23:56
    In the first of nine educational episodes, we cover the entire process of getting a skatepark, from start to finish. Get to know our skateboarding hosts Peter Whitley and Alec Beck as they explain the basic structure of a public-skatepark p... Read more →
    In the first of nine educational episodes, we cover the entire process of getting a skatepark, from start to finish. Get to know our skateboarding hosts Peter Whitley and Alec Beck as they explain the basic structure of a public-skatepark p... Read more →

  • Episode 2 - Core Group
    Episode 2 - Core Group
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    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 41:58
    In the second installment of our primary educational episodes, Pete and Alec discuss the first real step in creating a public skatepark project, assembling your core group. Learn how it works and what to expect when assembling a diverse and... Read more →
    In the second installment of our primary educational episodes, Pete and Alec discuss the first real step in creating a public skatepark project, assembling your core group. Learn how it works and what to expect when assembling a diverse and... Read more →

  • Episode 3 - City Council
    Episode 3 - City Council
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    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 30:56
    In the third installment of our primary educational episodes, our hosts take you to the first boss level: speaking at the City Council meeting. Learn some public-speaking tips, how to prep your crew, and the do’s and don’ts of discussing yo... Read more →
    In the third installment of our primary educational episodes, our hosts take you to the first boss level: speaking at the City Council meeting. Learn some public-speaking tips, how to prep your crew, and the do’s and don’ts of discussing yo... Read more →

  • Episode 4 - Community Outreach
    Episode 4 - Community Outreach
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    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 42:50
    In the fourth installment of our primary educational episodes, Alec and Pete discuss the best ways to gain support for your public-skatepark project while bringing value to your beloved community. Learn the reasons and methods behind commun... Read more →
    In the fourth installment of our primary educational episodes, Alec and Pete discuss the best ways to gain support for your public-skatepark project while bringing value to your beloved community. Learn the reasons and methods behind commun... Read more →

  • Episode 5 - Message
    Episode 5 - Message
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    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 44:04
    In the fifth installment of our primary educational episodes, our hosts dive deeper into the art of communication and how to craft the right message around your public skatepark project. Learn tips and tricks for showcasing the obvious and ... Read more →
    In the fifth installment of our primary educational episodes, our hosts dive deeper into the art of communication and how to craft the right message around your public skatepark project. Learn tips and tricks for showcasing the obvious and ... Read more →

  • Episode 6 - Site Selection
    Episode 6 - Site Selection
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    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 36:11
    In the sixth installment of our primary educational episodes, Pete and Alec discuss the process of site selection and working with the city through the entire skatepark process. Learn about one of the biggest pitfalls in skatepark advocacy,... Read more →
    In the sixth installment of our primary educational episodes, Pete and Alec discuss the process of site selection and working with the city through the entire skatepark process. Learn about one of the biggest pitfalls in skatepark advocacy,... Read more →

  • Episode 7 – Fundraising
    Episode 7 – Fundraising
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    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 47:30
    In the seventh installment of our primary educational episodes, Alec and Pete discuss one of the biggest elements in skatepark advocacy: fundraising. They’ll share some valued tactics for galvanizing your community, and some insights into g... Read more →
    In the seventh installment of our primary educational episodes, Alec and Pete discuss one of the biggest elements in skatepark advocacy: fundraising. They’ll share some valued tactics for galvanizing your community, and some insights into g... Read more →

  • Episode 8 – Design and Construction
    Episode 8 – Design and Construction
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    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 34:56
    In the eighth installment of our primary educational episodes, things start to take shape. Join hosts Alec and Pete as they help you understand the process of design, and how to work with skatepark design and construction firms on your skat... Read more →
    In the eighth installment of our primary educational episodes, things start to take shape. Join hosts Alec and Pete as they help you understand the process of design, and how to work with skatepark design and construction firms on your skat... Read more →

  • Episode 9 – Policy, Programming and Maintenance
    Episode 9 – Policy, Programming and Maintenance
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    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 44:08
    In the ninth and final installment of our primary educational episodes, Pete and Alec take you through the last steps of skatepark development and past the finish line. Learn how to advocate for proper contemporary skatepark policy, how to ... Read more →
    In the ninth and final installment of our primary educational episodes, Pete and Alec take you through the last steps of skatepark development and past the finish line. Learn how to advocate for proper contemporary skatepark policy, how to ... Read more →

  • Episode 10 – Shrediquette
    Episode 10 – Shrediquette
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    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 31:27
    In the first of our regular episodes, Alec and Pete discuss the do’s and don’ts of skating at a skatepark. This episode provides valuable insight into the unwritten rules that help govern an activity that has no rules. For more information ... Read more →
    In the first of our regular episodes, Alec and Pete discuss the do’s and don’ts of skating at a skatepark. This episode provides valuable insight into the unwritten rules that help govern an activity that has no rules. For more information ... Read more →