Filmmaker Jacob Rosenberg knows more than a little about the skate world. A former skater himself, Rosenberg grew up with skateboarder Danny Way, whose 2005 jump over the Great Wall of China is the stuff of legend. Rosenberg talks about his personal connection to skating and its significance in American culture. He also reflects on his work as a maker of documentary films, especially his inspirational portrait of Danny Way in Waiting for Lightning.
A production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written and hosted by Laurel Fritzsch, podcast program manager. Audio production by Laurel Fritzsch. Art Molella, executive producer. Joyce Bedi, webmaster. Jacob Rosenberg was originally interviewed on 20 June 2013. Theme music is “Toby’s Theme” by Brandon Belman and outro music is “Home” by Brandon Belman, both used with permission. Podcast released on 7 February 2014.