Larson and Brown kick off Class on Grass Media

Just shy of one year ago, juniors Mac Brown and Leo Larson decided to try their hand at online media.

Screenshot from Class on Grass Media Youtube

Just shy of one year ago, juniors Mac Brown and Leo Larson decided to try their hand at online media.

Just shy of one year ago, juniors Mac Brown and Leo Larson decided to try their hand at online media. Their soccer oriented podcast and website, Class on Grass Media, has grown to have over 700 followers on instagram.
“We just thought it would be nice to make something, so we used a nice twenty-dollar microphone…then we started putting more time into it and getting better equipment,” Larson said.
Starting off with no previous experience, they slowly began to learn the ropes, and now enjoy creating new podcasts and continuing to grow.
“We’re really self taught on pretty much everything we do. Mac learned to work with Photoshop for our Instagram. I basically learned how to set everything up. We want to get better, we want to grow… but we mainly do it because it’s a fun thing to do outside of school and soccer. The biggest goal is to keep it going as long as possible,” Larson said.
The podcast hasn’t always just been about soccer. In fact, when they first began considering making a podcast, a soccer theme didn’t even cross their mind.
“We tried a ‘talk about nothing’ approach once or twice. It was absolutely terrible…Leo and I had these conversations about soccer anyway, so we figured, let’s just record them and put them up,” Brown said.

We tried a ‘talk about nothing’ approach once or twice. It was absolutely terrible…Leo and I had these conversations about soccer anyway, so we figured, let’s just record them and put them up,”

— Mac Brown

While the podcast is a large part of their idea, their website is also something that they’ve taken time to develop.
“We’ve got some other guys who write two articles or so per month about recent developments in soccer and we put it up on the site. We also have merchandise on our site available for purchase,” Brown said.
The website and social media accounts not only provide them an opportunity to share their thoughts, but an opportunity for them to hear the thoughts of their listeners and followers.
“We have a lot more people who are interacting with our content, so it’s just fun to talk to people…We’ve had a monthly fan quiz, which hasn’t happened for the last two months, but it’s been done. Some people have come on and talked to us, which I think is pretty cool,” Larson said.
Larson and Brown are continuously working to expand and enhance their podcast.
“I’m looking forward to more improvement and growth. I’m also looking forward to attending Minnesota United games, hopefully, in the press box,” Larson said.

Class on Grass Media’s podcasts are available on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube. To learn more about Class on Grass Media, visit their website at www.classongrassmedia.com.

This story was originally published in The Rubicon May 2020 edition.