Podcast: Tom Caldwell Talks 'Slice of British Pie', Following His Passion & More

Mar 14, 2019
by Downtime Podcast  
Pic by Laurence Crossman-Emms

Words Chris Hall: Photo Laurence Crossman-Emms


This week, Tom Caldwell of Caldwell Visuals joins me for a chat on the podcast. If you’ve seen any of the ‘Slice of British Pie’ series, then you’re familiar with Tom’s work, and his passion for documenting raw, wild riding. We chat about how Tom got into filming, how he made it to where he is today, some great stories from the filming of ‘British Pie’, his plans for the future and much more. Tom’s career so far shows what you can do if you really follow your true passion. Hit play and give it a listen.

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34 Comments

  • + 13
 Man of many talents, first the dawn wall and now this!
  • - 4
flag privateer-wbc (Mar 14, 2019 at 7:21) (Below Threshold)
 I can't tell if you are serious, or joking.
Dawn Wall, and many other Yosemite FA's were Tommy Caldwell, an American climber, and arguably the best trad climber in the world.
This, is Tom Caldwell, who is (I assume) British mountain biker and filmer.
Two different guys.
  • + 0
 @privateer-wbc: I don't even know the climber guy but R/WOOSH
  • + 0
 @colincolin: Tommy Caldwell is an interesting character. He's established more, and harder, routes than anyone else on El Cap.

He also only has 9 fingers, and climbs hard on his 9 than he did on 10...than just about anyone with 10.

And he also killed a man.
  • + 1
 @privateer-wbc: thx for the teaser. Off to the google mobile!
  • + 2
 @colincolin: no problem. Check out the Dawn Wall documentary.

Now back to Tom Caldwell - we shouldn't steal his thunder Smile
  • + 1
 @colincolin: also sorry I lied. Tommy didn't kill a guy. He tried to kill a guy by pushing him off a cliff after said guy (and his rebel friends) kidnapped Tommy's climbing party at gun point on a trip through somewhere in the Middle East or there abouts.

The guy lived, and to add insult to injury he was arrested by the army I think.

Still. Baddassery abound.
  • + 6
 Keep up the good work Tom, showcasing slapping sloppy British turns better than anyone else!
  • + 1
 Tommy you are my hero!! I've got 30 of my rowing teammates together to watch all three slices of pie--none of them ride, but a year later and they still quote your films in practice. Can't wait for the next release. Just thinking I'd love to see Ben Reid and Hill in one video.
  • + 5
 Tough interview to listen to... too much tea sipping
  • + 3
 Sorry @Wesleybikes, I like to keep the interviews raw though. Good job we got the biscuits done before we hit record.
  • + 2
 @downtimepodcast: Nah all good. It was just a little tongue in cheek. Keep up the good work.
  • + 1
 @Wesleybikes: cheers man, it's got me thinking what other products we can consume during podcast recordings for good sound effects!
  • + 1
 yeah - just having audio really emphasises the gulping - and really sorry - had to turn it off .. maybe ill listen later when I am not in snowflake mode, my phone speaker is crappy, maybe it will mask the guzzling lol. Great interview as ever, just one of those things ... i even have to leave the room when my partner starts biting into hard boiled sweets and chewing too loudly damn ... even I am gonna slap ME now ...
  • + 1
 @downtimepodcast: i know you is joking .. but please dont ...please .. pretty please!!
  • + 1
 @makdthed: yeah... definitely joking! I hope you manage to get through it, I think the tea gets finished relatively early in the interview.
  • + 4
 Hey Tom! You're doing a great job!
  • + 3
 Keep up the top work Tommy. Honestly produce my mtb favourite videos
  • + 2
 Yes, F*ck it get pumped is just a banger and all-time favourite, the raw energy this video deliveres is perfection!
  • + 2
 What a great week for mtb podcasts. This, Miranda Miller and even the Cushcore one was alright
  • + 1
 cheers @IllestT, I'm glad you like what we're doing.
  • + 1
 Awesome. Thursday morning pre-ride podcast and coffee (in my Downtime mug obviously ) .
Keep the great work going Chris we love the work.
  • + 1
 Yeah @chainspotting, nice one! I'm stoked on how the mugs turned out, always puts a bit of sunshine into my life. Really glad you're enjoying the podcast, thanks!
  • + 2
 Keep up the good work with the podcasts, you have some very interesting guests!
  • + 1
 Thanks @bobmck, I'm glad you're enjoying what we're doing!
  • + 3
 Tommy C and Sam Hill! That’s gonna be epic.
  • + 1
 @muggomagic, I know, I am very excited to see what those two produce together.
  • + 0
 Good dunkin biscuits I hope. Just shows what you can achieve by following your passion.....really enjoyed and also love biscuits.
  • + 0
 @klerric we were keeping it simple on standard Digestives... good dunkers for sure!
  • + 2
 Thanks for sharing Pinkbike. I hope everyone enjoys hearing Tom's story!
  • + 0
 One for camera fetishists this episode...
  • + 2
 @BenPea: haha, that's niche!
  • + 2
 Genuinely never seen a bad edit from this guy!! Keep up the great work!
  • + 1
 The Dawn Pie

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