#112: Mike Torres

Y’all like Big Wheel skating? Mike Torres is a cinematographer and Big Wheel sensation living in New York City. Rock Town Podcast correspondent Levi Sebastian talks with him about the early Wizard frames, Big Wheel trick names, and more.   You can directly download the episode here, or stream it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. (Subscribe, if you feel […]


#111: Jon Ortiz

We’re going to New York City! Jon Ortiz is a New York City rollerblading legend. After a short session at the Chelsea Piers skate park, Rock Town Podcast correspondent Levi Sebastian talks with him about the pre-ASA days of skating, Go Sports USA skate camps, and more. You can directly download the episode here, or stream […]


#109: Blading on the Brain

Hey, kids. If you’re reading this, wear a helmet. Late last year, Kennan Scott went rollerblading and hit his head. Now, seven months into his continuing and dedicated recovery, Kennan talks about what it means to be head-injured and his new YouTube series, “Blading on the Brain,” along with hella giggles along the way. You […]


#108: Saturday Sounds

Did you hear that? Rollerblading may be a visual sport, but there are wonderfully rich sounds generated while doing it, from the ting and hum of skates locking onto a rail to the thunderous applause when a trick is landed. That’s what this episode is all about. So, here’s a Saturday session in Northern California with skaters […]


#107: NWST 2018

Ya’ll like camping and blading? From blistering hot concrete to icy cold rivers, the Northwest Shred Tour, yet again, brought us together to shred, camp, and remind ourselves why we’re all alive. Reported extensively by Levi Sebastian, with limited help from Philip Moore and Brian Krans, the Rock Town Podcast gives you a complete look […]


#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 […]