About the Show

We've taken the classic talk show format and built it into a cargo bike. With our pedal-powered production studio we can go anywhere and do anything; from talking to notable authors on the side of Mount Hood to interviewing local indie bands on a barge in the Willamette River. Born from an early morning brainstorming session with Phillip Ross (of Metrofiets Cargo Bikes) and Boaz Frankel (of The Un-Road Trip), we launched our first season in January 2012.

About the Bike:
The Pedal Powered Talk Show is an Oregon-made contraption through and through. Phillip Ross and James Nichols of Metrofiets conceptualized the bike and built the frame by hand from aircraft grade steel. For the desk we turned to Troy Susan of Bamboo Craftsman who crafted it in his North Portland store. Finally, the wheels were custom made by Jude Kirstein of Sugar Wheel Works in her N. Williams shop. The bike is eight feet long and weighs about seventy-five pounds. Construction of the bike was generously funded by our pals at Keen Footwear.

About the Host:

Boaz Frankel is a filmmaker, TV producer, world record holder, kazoo museum curator, half of a creative advertising team and a native Portlander. You can learn more about him at StuffByBoaz.com.

Recent Press:

Comcast Newsmakers

1859 Magazine

KGW's Live @ 7

Outdoors NW

Willamette Week

Bicycle Times Magazine

The Oregonian

WJCU's The Outspoken Cyclist

The Oregonian: A&E


KGW's Live @ 7

KPTV Morning News