The Inertia

Theories are often birthed from inquisitive minds venturing into terrains less trodden or shied away from by many. They are the offspring of curiosity. Like the String Theory that delves into the details of the universe, the Chaos Theory that dances with unpredictability, exploring order within apparent randomness, or Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory that plunges into the rabbit hole of the unconscious mind, theories help us come to terms with the inexplicable or the unseen. 

But amidst this vast cosmos emerges a different kind of theory that slows down the pace, urging a dive into the profound depths of the human experience.

Enter Duct Tape Theory. As a journalist and writer, I created this podcast that blends the appeal of documentaries with intimate storytelling and the power of the written word. I want to explore stories that resonate with the core essence of adventure – life at the fringes of action sports.

In the above episode, I speak with Martin Loužecký, a devoted skateboarder and innovator who has used his passion for skating as a catalyst for a project for Mozambique’s youth. As the founder and owner of Skate World Better, his crew established a sanctuary where young people can find refuge and acquire new skills through the unique blend of boards and communal bonding. Martin, a natural-born storyteller, has mastered the art of navigating the intricate landscapes of African bureaucracy, overcoming corruption, and bridging cultural divides.

With the support of 30 volunteers and fellow skateboarders, Martin’s NGO, Skate World Better, is not merely erecting skate parks; it’s laying down the foundations for a more promising future for Mozambique‘s next generation, right in the heart of the nation’s capital of Maputo.

Listen to monthly chapters from Duct Tape Theory, including intimate looks at Bali and Mozambique.


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