Part 1 – Mind if I smoke with Yaniv and Olson talk bikes and motorcylcles, Japan, sex and other things…

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Steve Olson, the legendary skater, has been a close friend of mine since the mid-80s when he was dating one of my models, Lovey. Our friendship has endured ever since. Steve attended the first fashion film festival we organized in Los Angeles in 2006, You Wear it Well. Currently, he serves on the jury for ASVOFF 15 and 16. Beyond his skating, Steve is also an accomplished artist and a lifelong friend who never fails to make me laugh. Through him, I met Melissa Alibo, my curator for the Black Spectrum theme at ASVOFF.

“Y.O. Pod blast / Mind If I Smoke” is a badass, no-filter podcast hosted by the legendary custom bike builder Yaniv Evan and the iconic skater Steve Olson. Born from their straight-up, everyday chats in the back alleys of Melrose, this show dives deep into all the crazy shit choppers, skating, movies, music, art, fashion, drugs, and sex. Yaniv and Steve’s convos capture the gritty, raw realities of street life, loaded with humor and sharp insights. This podcast is all about sharing their wild, risk-filled life stories with a wider audience. It’s real, unfiltered talk that pulls you in. Each episode feels like a trip through the gnarly underbelly of street culture, drawing listeners into the heart of the scene and delivering stories that hit hard. This episode is filled with no-filter talk that hits hard and pulls you into their raw, real-life stories. It’s gritty, unfiltered, and damn compelling. Get ready for some seriously wild, no-bullshit life stories. Don’t miss this crazy ride!” Yaniv and Olson

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.