Surfline: Behind the Scenes of the Occ-Cast
Our friends over at Surfline recently did an in-depth article on Mark Occhilupo's new podcast, Occ-Cast. Occy spent a few weeks on the North Shore this past December where he interviewed some of the biggest names in the world of surfing - think living legends Tom Carroll, Bruce Irons and more - for upcoming episodes of the pod. Some highlights from Marcus Sanders' article -
Occy on his approach to the podcast:
"It's more of a chat. That's the way I'm trying to do it. I was even thinking of throwing it back to them sometimes - I haven't done it yet - but getting them to ask me a couple questions."
Occy on the differences between being on a broadcast and doing a podcast:
"It's not easy, especially at the beginning. I'm hoping they're getting better and better. It's taken a little practice; like learning on the run, really."
When asked for some of the challenges doing a podcast presents:
"I'm so lucky because all the surfers seem like they really want to do it...I'm pretty easy to talk to. I try to hit on something dramatic that's happened in their life and see if they're willing to talk about it."