Watch an Awesome 2001 Interview with a 15-Year-Old Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps was just a young’un when Redditor stevethenewsguy interviewed him a few weeks into his new job as a local sports producer. Of course, the 15-year-old Phelps had already been to one Olympic games, so he wasn’t exactly your typical teen. Nor would he be three years later, when he’d win six golds in Athens.

Anyway, this recently unearthed footage paints a pretty fascinating look at what the Olympian was like as a kid: focused, happy, and with a voice that weirdly sounds exactly the same as now.