The Surfing Historian

The Surfing Historian podcast, hosted by Dr. Jason Old, features scholars from around the world discussing some of their most recent research. Jason is a historian, surfer, world traveler, and university professor, with connections to academics and researchers doing interesting and noteworthy work in their respective fields—many of whom are surfers themselves. In this podcast, Jason and his colleagues discuss the nuanced world of surfing, examining the historical, cultural, philosophical, and even scientific elements of the sport we’re all stoked on. This includes the origins of surfing itself, from its roots, rituals, and the existential allure of the waves, to the stigmas of being a surf studies scholar. This podcast is for anyone and everyone who enjoys stimulating and thought-provoking conversations about history, culture, society, and surfing.