This week’s episode dives into the geekier side of me and my love for comic books and superheroes. Joining me is Allan Martinez, also known as Spoonr, who is also a self professed geek, Twitch Affiliate and graphic designer. We discuss our first exposure to comics, our unhealthy addiction to collecting things, and also we tap into his gamer side as well!
Hopping on the show this week is Alex Wong, known as “Steven LeBron”, who is an author, NBA show host, and social media content producer, who’s work on basketball has been published in the NY Times, GQ, Complex, and much more. We dive into his love for sneakers, some memorable experiences with NBA stars like Serge Ibaka, and discuss his sudden career change from a CPA to becoming a freelance writer.
For Episode 15 of the Channel 8 Podcast, I’m pleased to welcome Australian sneaker and streetwear Youtuber and Instagrammer, Li-Anne Kuek, better known as Monsieur Banana onto the show! With over 70K dedicated subscribers, Banana has been making waves in the scene for the past few years! We dive into her origins of what got her interested in sneakers, her background as a chef and baker, and she reveals the story behind her unique screenname!
In today’s episode of the Channel 8 Podcast I’m talking all about New Balance – which models are my favourite (some which may surprise you), and the origins of my #IZBAK movement. Tune in to the show and be sure to share with me your favourite NB silhouettes as well!
The Channel 8 Podcast is back with another episode, and this week joining me on the show is another Toronto-based creator, Bryson Moore, better known as @BryceKicks! Known not only for his sneaker content, but also his style tips and outfit inspirations, Bryson and I discuss his origins, how he defines his own style, and words of advice for those who want to pull off better fits!
With the recent announcement that Kobe Bryant and Nike’s contract has ended, I wanted to share my thoughts in today’s episode about the situation and the feasibility of a “pre-order” system for Kobe’s shoes. Would this actually work for all parties involved?
For this week’s episode of the Channel 8 Podcast, I welcome fellow YouTuber, TJ Keasal, better known as Talks With TJ! Having shared similar experiences in creating for YouTube, we discuss the challenges we’ve faced with “haters”, practicing smart spending, as well as the roadblocks she has had to deal with as a female sneaker-related content creator.
On Episode 10 of The Channel 8 Podcast, I welcome on one of the OG sneakerheads in Toronto, Lionel McDonald. Having worked with Foot Locker Canada for over 25 years, Lionel shares with us some of his favourite stories from his many celebrity encounters (including Deion Sanders, Spike Lee and Carmelo Anthony), the changes he’s seen in the sneaker community over the years, and how he forsees the future of sneaker retail to be.
On Episode 9 of The Channel 8 Podcast, I dive into my love of Disney alongside our honourary Canadian from San Diego, John, better known as @Weekends_With_Walt! John has been wearing Jordans since the mid 80s, and has been a lifelong visitor of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Check out this episode as we dive into our shared love for sneakers and everyone’s favourite mouse!