Had Mark Hoppus decided to pursue radio or TV hosting, it seems like he would have done quite well for himself. Proof of this is the fact that Hoppus has hosted at least three podcasts, as well as his own TV show.
He started his first podcast, “The Morning Zoo,” in 2005. In an interview with B182.com, Hoppus shared that Apple approached his manager about hosting a music podcast, which was still a bit of a novelty at the time. It ran for about a year, but came back in 2014 as “Hi My Name Is Mark.” Hoppus’ second foray into podcasting lasted nine episodes, before he stopped once again in 2016. In 2020, Hoppus started a third podcast called “After School Radio,” which tackles the music, musicians, and overall culture that spanned and shaped his musical career.
One of Hoppus’ early TV hosting stints was alongside bandmate Tom DeLonge, for a 1999 MTV production called “You Idiot!” A decade later, TV network Fuse got Hoppus on board as the regular host of “Hoppus on Music” (initially called “A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus,” as per their official PR release). Running from 2010 to 2012, the show featured Hoppus interviewing various artists and celebrities. At one point, he even sat down and talked to DeLonge and his band, Angels & Airwaves.