photo: brian gaberman

photo: brian gaberman

We don’t really need to write much of an introduction for this one. Tim got the elusive Mark Gonzales mic’d up for the fifth episode of the Tim Pod, and this one is so good we decided to turn it into a two parter. What is normally #goodpod, has become #greatpod.

Don’t forget to check out the show highlights, the submitted questions, and the links and mentions from this week’s episode. And, as always, send shit for Tim to talk about next time here:

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[2:15] The Gonz rides Indy 215’s!
[5:45] What makes exceptional skateboarders and artists so weird?
[12:18] Gonz talks sports.
[18:30] How did Mark get into skateboarding?
[25:00] Invert technique and injuries.
[28:05] Dumpster diving for skate parts.
[37:10] Does art run in the Gonzales family?
[47:14] Fact checking Gonz folklore.
[58:00] Is Gonz an AO hater?


Mark Gonzales – Non-Fiction (1997)
Bill Strobeck almost dies while filming the Gonz on rollerskates for Transworld’s The Cinematographer Project.
Pat Duffy and The Gonz mid-air collision.
The Gonz eats shit at the LA Car Wash.
Mark Gonzales – Video Days (1991)



  1. tStorm

    August 10, 2015 12:21 pm

    How did I not know about this show until now?? Also thanks Tim, for being the first pro I ever met way back in 2002.

  2. jeff jones

    August 10, 2015 1:12 pm

    available for download?

  3. Tim

    August 10, 2015 2:48 pm

    Timo o Connor show with Richard dawkins

  4. Frank

    August 10, 2015 4:10 pm

    Attention Tim Oconnor: interviewing tip: talk less about yourself. You are the interviewer not the subject. try not to counter comment with your own shit so much. If you must say things try to keep it topical. There’s parts of this interview where it seems Mark was about to talk on subject, then you interjected and turned the conversation onto yourself. Thank you

    • Oliver

      August 10, 2015 5:47 pm


      best show ever,Tim!
      i can’t get enough of this shit!

    • samwise

      August 11, 2015 12:54 pm

      Totally agree with this statement. Also Tim’s volume is a lot higher than Mark, so his “yah, uh huh” etc are way louder and distracting. Please stop talking so much Tim.

    • Dan

      August 13, 2015 4:32 am

      Very true, thought the same.

    • Danny

      October 30, 2015 12:49 pm


    • Nic

      March 28, 2016 4:01 am

      Good effort Tim, Good job to get Mark talking about his life, it was super interesting. I bet you learned a lot about interviewing here also. Looking forward to many more.

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