#42: Jeremy Raff & John Vossoughi

Jeremy Raff and John Vossoughi are rollerbladers currently living in San Francisco.

Their video, Citizens, debuted at the Blading Cup and will be available soon on VOD.

On this episode of the Rock Town Podcast, we talk about the various skaters featured in Citizens, including them, Neil Chen, Brendan Tidd, and Czar.

Raff also talks his fledging career as a journalist and his upcoming trip to cover the New Hampshire primaries for Al Jazeera News. 

You can also directly download the episode here or listen on iTunes or Stitcher.

The music on the break is “The Primary Color Movement” by Black Moth Super Rainbow. It’s the intro song featured in Citizens.

Check out Uncle Dad Productions, as discussed on the episode, the animator for Creatures.

Arsonists Get All The Girls – Beast Fist (Official Video) from Uncle Dad Productions on Vimeo.

As always, the Rock Town Podcast thanks our Patreon supporters: Trudy, Dustin, Edward, and now BladeorDie.com co-founder, Jose Fuentes.

Use the promo code PODCAST on RockTownPress.com to get 10 percent off your entire order.

Blade or Die,

— Brian Krans



#41: Erick ‘ESG’ Garcia

Erick Garcia is an American rollerblader and photographer. Erick is a staple of NorCal rollerblading, from history-making stunts during Bay Area traffic to shooting photos for FilthJuice. Known better as ESG, he’s “El Presidente” of the Juiced Sucka Foos, a crew formed in the Battle My Crew days. On this episode, we talk about his […]

#40: Kevon Thompson

Kevon “Biz” Thompson is an American rollerblader, musician, filmmaker, and creator of the 2013 blading documentary “I’m Still Here”. We discuss NorCal and SoCal, Black Market, Big Wheels as a gateway drug, making instant best friends with Gregory Preston in a middle school English class, who was behind ThemXNiggas, white dudes in dreads, how poetry […]

#39: Pat Lennen

Wonder what happened with Pat Lennen? Most known for his stunt skating in videos like Leading the Blind and Drip Drop, Pat got his start by flipping over Ferraris. A pro for the K2 skate brand fresh out of high school, Pat talks about his purple pro skate, how he pulled off the tricks he […]

#38: Ivan Narez and Valo 4Life

Ivan Narez is an American rollerblader and filmmaker. We talk about the making of Valo 4Life, what skates spots are off limits, acquiring music rights, and other topics. Following the Q&A portion is another installment of the Blade Video DJ (#BVDJ) series with Valo 4Life, featuring music from Free the Robots, Jeff Stockwell, Sage Francis, […]

#37: Korey ‘Sneaky’ Waikiki

Korey Waikiki is an American rollerblader who recently received his first pro skate from Razors. We talk about Korey’s blading childhood in NorCal, his travels, brotherly influence, oversensitive people, having “stones,” and why Korey isn’t very competitive. You can listen to this and other episodes on iTunes and Sticher. Or you can directly download the […]

#36: Joey Scannella

Joey Scannella is a rollerblader from Staten Island, New York. After taking a break from blading, he started back up in 2009. As I took a similar break in college, we talked about what we missed, New York blading history, the Mushroom Blading influence, the radicalization of rollerblading, the realization we’re Millennials, and many names […]

Blader Digest: Casey Jones on Rollerblades

I didn’t even know another Ninja Turtles movie was coming out. I thought the last five or six Michael Bay perversions of fond childhood memories had been enough. First Bay made Transformers horrible and then he turned Shredder into a Transformer. Why? Because shiny things and BOOM! That’s why. So the trailer for Teenage Mutant […]

#35: Chris Haffey

Chris Haffey is one of the best rollerbladers ever. Before his Nitro Circus stop in San Jose, Chris gives us the full story behind his newly-revitalized “Bone Crusher” nickname, the good ol’ days of watching VHS skate videos until the tape broke, and talking about the one thing he hates most about rollerblading. He also […]

#33: The 2015 Blading Cup

The 2015 Blading Cup took place Nov. 7 in downtown Santa Ana. Host Brian Krans takes you through his weekend, including skating in the Veterans Cup, helping build a street course, and getting a black eye. Featuring interviews and commentary from Jeff Stockwell, Sean Darst, Ben Weis, Alex Wick, Ariel Surun, Ivan Narez, Jason Reyna, […]