New Podcast Won’t Leave You ‘Board’

Center of Gravity

For Immediate Release

New Nebraska Public Media Podcast Won’t Leave You ‘Board’

LINCOLN, Neb. (Sept. 15, 2021) – A new Nebraska Public Media podcast examines the intersection of sport, creativity and youth culture through the lens of skateboarding. “Center of Gravity: A PlainStory Podcast” launches today, Wednesday, Sept. 15 at

The new podcast takes listeners across Nebraska on a journey to meet change makers searching for community and a non-traditional path to build a better world. By exploring the origins of the narrative that skateboarders are antisocial troublemakers, “Center of Gravity” reveals more about creatives – musicians, street artists, writers, photographers and filmmakers – who hide behind evocative and sometimes rough exteriors.

Center of Gravity” is hosted by Brenton Gomez, also known as Conny Franko, a musician with roots in South Omaha. Six new episodes explore skateboarding in the Midwest, young people who skateboard as a way to stay out of trouble, community involvement in skate parks, the history and culture of skateboarding, and skateboarding as an Olympic sport.

Listen to “Center of Gravity” at, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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