The Nine Club is a skateboarding podcast started in 2016 by professional skateboarder Chris Roberts. The program, recognized for its in-depth discussion, is hosted by Roberts, videographer and producer Roger Bagley, professional skateboarder Kelly Hart and recently added Jeron Wilson.
In 2016, Chris Roberts started The Nine Club, an interview program hosted by Roberts, Roger Bagley, and Kelly Hart. The show, which has over two-hundred episodes and reached its one-year anniversary in June 2017, has interviewed accomplished personalities in professional skateboarding, including Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Chad Muska, Bam Margera, Andrew Reynolds, Tony Hawk, Mike Carroll, Marc Johnson, Paul Rodriguez and countless more.
The program has the tagline “the show that has skaters talking.” Guests often provide humorous and historically insightful stories and anecdotes about skateboarding culture and history through their own unique experiences and perspectives. Guests have commented on the show’s intellectual and historiographic merits, highlighting the program’s value as an oral history archive and its conceptual relationship to programs such as the Smithsonian’s Innoskate program.
The Nine Club featured rapper Li’l Wayne, who is a recreational skateboarder, in late 2016, garnering over 350,000 views. The entertainer’s appearance on The Nine Club circulated across a variety of major music and television outlets, including MTV News, Billboard Magazine and BET. Previously, Ben Harper appeared in episode #16. Actor Austin Amelio, best known for his role as Dwight on The Walking Dead, was a guest on episode #45.
Guests have provided symbolic gifts for the set. For example, in episode #36 Marc Johnson provided the set with a digital picture frame that plays Roberts’ world-famous switch kickflip, switch manual at the West LA Courthouse, looping the trick on repeat. In episode #43, Erik Bragg provided the hosts with a vintage styled The Nine Club neon sign. Both artifacts are prominently displayed on set and are visible throughout subsequent episodes. Brian Wenning also provided Kelly Hart with one of his original Habitat pro model decks on episode #53.
The Nine Club is a great podcast for skateboarders and if you were previously unaware, you now have hours of amazing interviews, video reviews and witty banter to fill many afternoons! The Nine Club episodes every Monday at 12am (pst). Stop And Chat episodes every Friday at 9am (pst). New Experience Live episodes every Wednesday at 9pm (pst).