Story behind the conception of a DIY Skate zine w/ Benji Osias


Manage episode 224609957 series 1354907
By Rinaldo Ugrina, Alex Berman, and Chairman of Experiment 27. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Benji Osias started skating when he was 10, got hooked and been doing it ever since. Raised on skate videos and magazines, sci-fi books, classic rock, and metal music. Studied Earth & Planetary Sciences in college. He's a big fan of camping, whiskey, and The Farside cartoons. Started making the Filthy Ditch Crew zine towards the end of 2015, started off as a little side project to keep in touch with all the homies and try to do something creative. He's made 6 issues so far that can be found at

This show is sponsored by Experiment 27. Get the discovery call script & questions template HERE (

In this episode you'll learn:

[1:56] What is Filthy Ditch & How did it come into play [4:04] What made Benji go for a print magazine rather than going Digital [10:36] How’d he get the zine into the stores [12:45] ‘The Raw skate zines are disappearing’ [13:29] How’d Benji pitch the store owners [15:15] The creative process of making an issue [18:15] What is the production cost per magazine

Links mentioned: Follow @filthyditchcrewzine on Instagram

Brought to you by Experiment 27. Find us on Youtube (

If you’ve enjoyed the episode, please subscribe to The Alex Berman Podcast on iTunes and leave us a 5-star review.

Get access to our FREE Sales Courses.(

136 episodes