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#141: Two Rollerblading Health Journalists on the Coronavirus

WE hope everyone stays safe. There’s a lot of information going on around the novel coronavirus, so Krans — who is now under a shelter-in-place — spoke to fellow rollerblading health reporter Alex Hogan of STAT News, a trustworthy source of health information. They talk about why the coronavirus is NOT the flu, how quickly […]

#140: Blader Union Live-streaming Pow-wow 10

Coronavirus cancel your travel plans? BU has you covered. Daniel and Travis are the brains behind Blader Union, who will be live-streaming all of the action at the 10th Annual Pow-wow Pro/Am in lovely Jacksonville, Florida. If you can’t make it out to Kona March 12th through the 15th, you can check out all the action […]

#139: Pow-wow 10 Primer

Do you even Florida, bro? Pow-wow 10 will be returning to the historic Kona Skatepark in lovely Jacksonville, Florida, March 12-15 for a long weekend of skating, camping, live music, and general shenanigans. Phil and Krans talk with Blake Taylor over Skype about what to expect during the weekend, the bands scheduled to play, where […]

#138: Kevon Thompson

Y’all want a snack? Kevon Thompson, better known as Biiz, is the host of This Week in Blade, a weekly roundup of all things blading news available on YouTube and Blader Union. Phil and Krans talk with him about the show, including some behind-the-scenes aspects of how he puts it together, what he’s looking to showcase each […]

#137: Jon Julio

“Anyone have an allen wrench?” – every blader at every skate park ever. Jon Julio is the owner of Them, a longtime skating legend, and among the oldest professional athletes in all of sports, according to Wikipedia.  Phil and Krans sit down with Jon to talk about running Them, ways to subsidize rollerblading, the 909s, […]

#136: Caleb Smith

Y’all ever skate 70 miles in a day? Caleb Smith is a Team Rollerblade rider currently “ultraskating” the 470-mile journey between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California’s infamous Highway 1. We met up with Caleb at a taqueria in Half Moon Bay at the end of his first day to talk about preparing for  […]

#135: Dan Collins

Better late than never… Dan Collins is a U.K.-born shredder who was visiting the U.S. last year to skate in the Blading Cup. Rock Town co-host Levi Sebastian caught up with him on the last leg of his adventure to talk about living in Australia, LAX’s holding facilities, and much more. This episode’s cover art […]

#134: An Actual Podcast Episode

Hey, ‘member us? We know it’s been a long time, so Brian and Phil catch up on a variety of topics, including Phil now riding for Rollerblade, why a JSF pro skate is overdue, Be-Mag’s blading awards, fake news, and more. You can directly download the episode here, or stream it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. (Subscribe, if […]

#133: Filthy Fiesta 3 Primer

Hey! Come win a loaf! Filthy Fiesta 3 is going down at noon on Oct. 12 at Third and Army in San Francisco, Calif. The last two events have been hella fun because they’re not competitions. They’re fiestas. Phil, Cameron, ESG and Krans talk about past events, including the beloved long-jump contest complete with motorized […]

Rollerblading and a #MeToo Moment

 by Brian Krans Nearly two months ago, Victoria Acevedo posted on Instagram that she was “sexually abused by an American skater” while traveling through Europe in 2014.  In her July 15 post, she shared a photo taken of her outside the premiere for Formosa in 2018, smiling with a closed mouth and walking with her […]