Don Letts meets legendary skateboarder and artist Ed Templeton.
Joining the Dots is a new Huck podcast. Each week DJ, filmmaker and subcultural superstar Don Letts sits down with a new guest to discuss their life and work. This week, he meets legendary skateboarder and artist Ed Templeton.
Recorded in Don Letts’ creative bunker at the bottom of his West London garden, Joining the Dots traces the way artists, athletes, activists, and subcultures have interacted across decades and continents without even realising.
Across the course of this first season, Don sat down to talk with guests as diverse as photographer Guy Martin, writer and journalist Hattie Collins, big wave surfer Andrew Cotton, and emerging musician Georgia.
In this first episode, Don meets Ed Templeton and discovers how the London punk scene of the 1970s and 80s that Don helped shape would have an incredible impact on the skate and punk scenes of Southern California that Ed would become synonymous with. Along the way, they talk selling weed to Bob Marley, becoming fast friends with Fugazi, and how Ed has gone from a scrawny skater kid to a hugely respected artist and businessman.
Joining the Dots was produced in association with Size?. Listen to Joining the Dots on acast, Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts and be sure to subscribe to get each new episode delivered straight to your feed.