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#106: Megan Petersen

Warning: there are a lot of dog shenanigans on this episode. Megan Petersen is a photographer and bladie. In town for the Northwest Shred Tour, she, Stephen Durasa, and I talk about her new project: thebladies.com. Starting out with a few T-shirt designs, she hopes to expand it out into a central hub for female-centered blader content […]

#105: Drew Costley

There’s nothing better than going to grad school and getting someone back on their skates. Drew Costley is a born-again rollerblader. Born in D.C., raised in Virginia, and currently being educated in Berkeley, he is also photographer, multimedia journalist, and a fun person to be around. We talk about how the Disney movie Brink got […]

#104: Ryan Lindsay

Ryan Lindsay and I became friends in grad school starting with the fact neither of us are particularly social at 9 a.m. We talk about Ryan’s early days of rollerblading, representation in action sports, gun violence in America, and much more. During our conversation, we, unfortunately, picked up the sounds of gunfire in my neighborhood. […]

#103: Grilling by the Lake

Spoiler alert: Brian Krans and Philip Moor don’t actually grill anything in this episode. We talk about things in the news, namely BBQ Becky, as she’s now known. You can directly download the episode here, or stream it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. (Subscribe, if you feel like it.) Listen to KQED’s “The Bay” report on the aftermath […]

#100

If you want an excuse to hang out with your friends, drink beer, and bullshit, I highly recommend you start a podcast. What some podcasters could do in a year, we did in three and a half. We — Erick Garcia, Kennan Scott, Philip Moore, and I — take the show back to its roots in […]

#99: Derek Henderson

Fresno may be home to “hillbillies and gangsters,” but it’s also home to some serious shredding. Derek Henderson may be Razor’s latest pro, but he’s been holding it down in California’s Central Valley for decades. We talk about S9 bearings, his true top souls, what being pro means to him, and so much more. Follow […]

#98: Blade Havasu

Rock Town correspondent Levi Sebastian guides us through his weekend of skating and camping in “Arizona’s playground,” otherwise known as Lake Havasu. During the last weekend in February, Blade Havasu included skaters from all over the country (but mostly Arizona). Levi brought home interviews with Andrew Scherf, Ryan Buchanan, Austin Paz, Adam Caroselli, Chad Hornish, […]

#97: Charles Dunkle & Friends

Y’all ever wanted to hear from a ton of rollerbladers from Alabama? While back home in Alabama for his engagement party, Phil sat down with Alabama legends Charles Dunkle, Matty Schrock, Mike Buckalew, Shane Thompson, and Malcolm Heard. Talking around a table with some old copies of Rejects Skate Magazines, they talk Alabama skating, Roces/Valo/Them […]

#96: The Iowa-California Connection

Home may be where the heart is, but if it gets too cold, feel free to get out of there. Like me, Phil Austin and Josh Goodell were Iowans who fled the state in search of warmer winters, diverse topography, and burritos. We talk about food, Iowa skating OGs, and what Phil does not want […]

#95: Black Panther

Phil Moore watched Black Panther with his father in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Brian Krans watched it in Oakland, California, which is important in the film. It’s also where both Phil and Brian live. In this spoiler-heavy episode, Phil and Brian talk about Black Panther’s significance in modern America — and the greater Marvel Cinematic […]