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#90: Malm, Levi & Noah

There’s no better time to talk about rollerblading than right after a Saturday session. Danny Malm, Levi Sebastian, and Noah Neuber are three wonderful human beings who rollerblade and live in Northern California. After a rousing afternoon of doing sweet tricks at a skate park, I invited them over to hang out in the Rock Town […]

#89: Nick Riggle

THE RIGGLER! Nick Riggle is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of San Diego whose book — On Being Awesome: a Unified Theory of How Not to Suck — recently hit bookshelves. Previously, he was a pro rollerblader who helped shape the sport from its early days. We talk about skitching cars around […]

#88: Philip Moore & Matty Schrock

  Who knew that riding 8-wheels down could be so controversial? Philip Moore and Matty Schrock are two Southern shredders mulling around the Bay Area. We talk about Phil’s recent contest winnings, BARS, and a lot about the different types of skating. Follow them on Instagram: @baphomets_lilbrother (#cohost) and @mattyschrock You can directly download the episode here, or on iTunes, Stitcher, […]

#87: Stephen Babcock & Cody Clark

The kids are growing up. Stephen Babcock and Cody Clark are both Bay Area natives living up north in Oregon. They were in town for the Lux Street Open, so we talk about that, the Portland skate scene, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Follow them on Instagram at @thewhitewolf_sb and @codymclark. You can […]

#86: Jaren Grob

Some dudes are just built different. Jaren “The Monster” Grob is a huck-it and chuck-it legend in rollerblading. Since he’s in NorCal performing at Great America in Santa Clara, he came by to talk about his two decades performing skating shows and demos, why team sports aren’t for him, and more. Follow him on Instagram […]

#85: Challe Walle

The greatest thing about rollerblading is the people you’ll meet while doing it. This is one of those examples. Charles Solano — sometimes called Challe Walle, othertimes called the Exotic Animal — is a Bay Area blade scene staple known for, among other things, just being his damn self. We talk about Skynet, classism in […]

#84: B. Free (w/ Challe Walle and Augustin)

We’re pretty sure Brian “BFree” Freeman has been on the show more than anyone else. BFree recently moved back to Oakland from San Francisco, and, as of this recording, was 34 days into a long-term blading binge. Flanked by Challe Walle and Augstin, we talk about blading love, getting out and doing it every day, […]

#83: Steven Johns

It’s swapcast time! Steven Johns is a long-time SoCal staple in skating, tattooing, and general blade culture. He’s started his own podcast, called The TruSpin Podcast, so we talk about that, as well as hear from him trying to steer me away from talking about modern politics. And other fun topics. Follow the show on […]

#82: Magill, Dobbs, and Beltran

The effects of Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire were felt all over the country, including Fresno, Calif. Gary Magill, Erik Beltran, and Coty Dobbs are three Fresno skaters currently living in the Bay Area. We talk about Fresno’s beloved and now gone Art House, the documentary about it, and the Ghost Ship’s effect on artist spaces. […]

#80: Kirk Chang & Mike Jimenez

There was the IMYTAs, the Kind Grind Classics, the Aggressive Laughing Association. But they are no more. Looking back ­on NorCal blade history, Kirk Chang & Mike Jimenez noticed a deficit in street contests. So they’re doing something to fill the void by throwing the Lux Street Open on Sept. 30 in lovely downtown San […]