Sam Smyth & Lee Smith Revisit 30 Years of Friendship in Mission Statement 05

Sam Smyth and Lee Smith met via San Francisco’s Embarcadero scene roughly 30 years ago. The duo were nearly inseparable from the start. From sneaking into raves in their teen years, to becoming roommates in L.A. in their 20s, to Lee hosting Sam during his trip to show his son New York for the first time as mature adults, the duo have shared many key life experiences. What’s most interesting about their maturation story is that skateboarding’s culture serves as the backdrop through it all. Whether you’re spending your New Year’s Eve reflecting on the past and meditating on the future, or preparing to paint the town red, this episode contains a little inspiration for everyone.