Episode Five of Everything is Always Terrible features none other than the superb Ms Anastasia Ashley. Semi-professional surfer, successful model, social media superstar, Ms Ashley is a fascinating woman. Despite a public persona that tends toward the happy-go-lucky-beach-babe, it is immediately apparent that she is anything but. Anastasia is a driven woman. Totally focused on her success and career, to the exclusion of almost everything else. I would never trade lives with Anastasia Ashley. Success is honorable, and nothing good comes easy. But at a certain point I feel the price becomes too high.
I went in to this expecting to speak with an intelligent woman. I was not expecting to speak with a woman in possession of a single minded drive toward her goals. Anastasia sells her persona well. Over the course of an hour we touched on surfing big waves, her near total lack of a private life, stalkers, sexy sexy John John Florence, butt callouses, sexuality in women’s surfing, and the high high high price of fame. I think this is my best podcast so far. I hope you all agree.