In this episode Oli Russell-Cowan chats to US TV host, commentator, musician, actor, journalist, producer, entrepreneur and action sports enthusiast Sal Masekela. Sal is best known for his work presenting the Summer and Winter X Games for 13 years as well as being the host for the Red Bull Signature Series. He’s reported on the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and hosted E!’s Daily 10 and was the executive producer on the hit documentary series VICE World of Sports.
In their conversation Sal dives deep on storytelling and how he started out before commentating was really a thing. He has so many great stories to tell from witnessing Tony Hawk’s 900 on top of the vert, Travis Pastrana’s Double Backflip to Jake Brown’s Skateboard Big Air Crash.
The main takeaway of the chat was the art of storytelling is built on relationships and knowledge of the sport the athletes perform. This podcast demonstrates that you can have a conversation 7,000 miles away and have this commonality: the passion. The passion for life.