The 10th Pow-wow Pro/Am is going down March 12-15 at the historic Kona Skate Park in Jacksonville, Fla. Blake Taylor talks with Phil and Krans about what to expect that long weekend, including the skaters and bands signed up to come, as well as pro tips on how to make the most out of your weekend. 

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Kevon Thompson is the host of This Week in Blade (or TWIB), a regular 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 and every various topic that enters our heads. 

Just like TWIB, the Rock Town Podcast is supported via the crowdfunding service Patreon. Thanks to Uncle Jeff.., Akerue and 50/50 frames, The Blade Rat Podcast,  Brad, Clay, Drew, Jeff, Levi, Michael, Patrick, Randy, and Zach. 

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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 creating and running a skate brand, ways to subsidize rollerblading, the 909s, ten years of Blading Cup and its sprawling qualifier series, blading hands, and more.

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The show’s theme music is by The Skookum Brothers.

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Caleb Smith is a Team Rollerblade rider currently “ultraskating” the 470-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles along California’s infamous Highway 1. Krans met up with Caleb at a taqueria in Half Moon Bay at the end of his first day to talk about preparing for  the trip, the little gear he brought with him, and the larger trip he’s training to complete.

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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 was shot by Jonathan Labez for Be-Mag.

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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.

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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 I talk about past events, including the beloved long-jump contest complete with motorized acceleration. We find out what’s in store this time… which could include getting roped, winning a loaf, and skating a BJ Bernhardt custom DIY obstacle.

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Rock Town co-host Phillip Moore recently traveled to Australia to visit his partner's home and meet many of her friends. He took along his skates and a recorder to talk with some Aussie locals and a recent transplant. After coming back to Oakland, he shares his adventures. 

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Nate Herse is an engineer and a rollerblader who made some frames called Akerue that look like aluminum skeletons. He tells us about his thought process behind their design and construction and what it will take to make them available to the rest of us. We skated them and had a lot of fun. 

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Two years ago, Brian "BFree" Freeman started skating every day, first recording clips using a shoe tripod and soon developing a thesis: Let’s Get It Forever.

Rock Town Podcast Co-Host Levi Sebastian talks with BFree before one of his three sessions on Day 731, his two-year anniversary. They talk about inspiration, the Bfree Blading Academy, demos at Oakland’s First Fridays and more. (Krans interjects some history on Town Park, where the interview took place.)

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Taylor Kobryn is a college student and blade filmmaker living in San Francisco. He’s current filming for Hit It Whet, a video with an impressive amount of talent, largely filmed in the lovely San Francisco Bay Area.

We talk about his video, skating-friendly architecture in San Francisco, heroes like Danny Beer and Isiah England, billing for mandatory minimums, the need for Australian competitions, and how Taylor is looking for blading musicians to contribute to Hit It Whet.

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Grant Hazelton is a skater out of Rochester, New York, who was in the Bay Area for the Gold Comp. Despite feeling under the weather that day, he was still able to skate some iconic spots in the area and spend some time talking (and skating) with Rock Town co-host Levi Sebastian. 

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The Gold Comp was held April 27th, 2019 in San Jose, Calif. With $2,500 on the line, it brought out some talent from far away. Levi was there recording most of it, so he and Brian go through some of the major events of the day.

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The Gold Comp is a new NorCal park contest by Josh Goldberg. It’s being held April 27th at the Stonegate Skatepark in San Jose with $2,500 in cash on the line, so, if you’re coming, make sure to get there before 11 a.m. to cheer for the kids' comp.

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Phil and Brian talk about the death of Rollernews, blade books, blade memes, Filthy Fiesta 2, fresh Skookum Tunes, our recent skate sessions, and podcasting at Winterclash.

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Matt Mickey, Cody Norman, Chad Tannehill and Anthony Luna are the local core of the Intuition Skate Shop in Bakersfield, California.

Since Luna and Tannehill are on a streak of winning the Lux Street Open, Krans and Levi took a road trip to check in with our local skate shop to the South.  We talk about the DIY park known as Kernside, shop cats, cookies, tea and more. 

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Cameron Talbott recently got his first rollerblading product with his name on it: a 60-millimeter wheel from Sic Urethane. Since Philip Moore also has a pro wheel from Sic, we needed to sit down and talk. We talk about what projects they're working on, DIY skate parks, and wheelbarrows. 

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J.P. — better known as butterTV — quit his construction job to become a professional filmer and his recent contest edits have shown it. Phil and Brian talk with him and BFree, who has now skated for more than 500 days straight.

We talk about experiencing collective tragedy and how skating gets us through it all, as well as all the J.P. Butter edits we’re waiting on, and the gear he’s currently using.  

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Theresa Choi is a 17-year veteran rollerblader who actually did her first grind BEFORE she could even skate. We talk about the daunting task of finding skates that fit small feet and her first time competing at the Blading Cup.  

But we mostly got together to discuss a Blading Cup-exclusive pin inspired by a 1991 Playboy cover. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear the reaction from the person behind the pin itself.

We want this podcast to be part of a larger conversation and, thanks to rollerblading and the people in it, we’re able to continue towards a more inclusive future.

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Philip Moore won the Blading Cup last weekend in Santa Ana, Calif., earning him the title of professional rollerblader. Back home in Oakland, Phil talks about his win, diversity in rollerblading, and he answers question from a Reddit AMA.

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Cavin Brinkman is a rollerblading filmmaker from Amsterdam whose latest full-length feature is the Adapt Brand Team Movie. While visiting the United States, Cavin came up to the Bay Area after the Blading Cup. We talk about Winter Clash, the infamous Sprite fight, VG memories, The Offspring, and, of course, the Blading Cup.

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Held as part of the Blading Cup in lovely Santa Ana, Calif., the Veteran's Cup is for people over the age of 35 with a bunch of adult responsibilities. 

For those of us who qualify, it’s not only the chance to skate with people of a similar cohort, but we also get to session with guys we looked up to as kids.

This episode features interviews with Daniel Rosado, Mike Budnik, Brandon Ford, David Wittman, Carlos Jaquez, and more. 

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On this episode, the whole Rock Town crew heads out to the Lux Street Open.

Held in some pretty iconic old-school spots, the second installment of the Lux Street Open was another day of some pretty intense competition. But more importantly, it was a day to hang out with some good friends.  

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Held Oct. 13 at Third & Army in San Francisco, the Filthy Fiesta is a new contest put on by Cameron Talbott and Erick Garcia. They say it’s not solely for aggressive skaters, but it will involve a motorcycle.

Rock Town hosts Philip Moore and Brian Krans talk with Cam and ESG about everything you need to know about this year’s comp, especially if you’re interested in sponsoring your own event.

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Held Sept. 29th in San Jose, the Lux Street Open is a street competition organized by Mike Jiminez and Kirk Chang, and the after party is hosted by BJ Bernhardt.

We talk about everything you need to know about this year’s comp, as well as memories from last year’s inaugural event.

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Adam Johnson is a prolific filmmaker and brand connoisseur in rollerblading. Forever linked with legendary skaters and legendary skate videos, Adam just also happens to be a really good dude.

We talk about what it takes to be a good guest in someone’s home, the current marketplace for rollerblading goods, and, even just though a few hints, some of the projects he’s finishing up right now.

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Michael D’Andrade is a New York City native now living in the Bay Area who's always going picking for vintage gear.

On a sunny July morning, Mike and his girlfriend, Liz, give me an insider’s tour of the Oakland Coliseum flea market.

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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. 

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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. 

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Late last year, Kennan Scott went rollerblading and hit his head. Now, seven months into his continuing and dedicated recovery, he talks about what it means to be head-injured and his new YouTube series, “Blading on the Brain.”

You can check out the episodes — including video snippets of us recording this podcast — on his You-Tube channel.

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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 like Philip Moore, Korey Waikiki, Erick Garcia, Challe Walle, the White Wolf, Biz and Rock Town correspondent Levi Sebastian.

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FOR SOME REASON, THIS EPISODE WAS DELETED. THAT'S NOT COOL, SO HERE IT IS AGAIN. 

For lack of a better description, Brian Bina is a nomadic adventurer, back in the States on a brief hiatus from his international travels. We talk about the creation and future of Haitian Mag, growing up as a Chicago kid, and his many, many travels.

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From blistering hot concrete to icy cold lakes, 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 at the full four-day weekend through California’s wine and weed country north of the San Francisco Bay.

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Photographer and bladie Megan Petersen tells us about her ambitious Bladies project. Starting out with a few T-shirt designs, she hopes to expand it out into a central hub for bladies content and possibly get some money into hands of bladies. Joining us in the conversation is Detroit native Stephen Durasa. 

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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 him started rollerblading, why he recently took it up again, and what he’s been doing in the middle.

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Ryan Lindsay was the first friend I made as we both earned our masters’ degree in journalism from UC Berkeley. She, too, likes to use sports as window into the bigger picture. 

You can follow her on Twitter as @RLindsayReports 

We talk about her 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.

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Phil Moore and Brian Krans discuss current events, including the racist incident at Lake Merrit that went viral, Kanye, Phil’s picky eating, and his new dog.

Check out bladeordie.com for links to things we talked about on the show.

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NWST founder Preston Villanueva and Northern California’s Shawn Oberg talk with me over Skype about what’s in store for this year. We cover the parks we’ll be skating, where we will be camping, and where to get hella wine and legal weed along the way. You know, for when you’re done driving for the day.

Check out bladeordie.com to hear the podcast from the Montana trip and other goodies we’ll be talking about on the show.

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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 Kennan’s garage. We count down the show’s most popular episodes to date, as well as discuss a potential Winterclash emcee collaboration, gophering, diaspora, getting married, making babies, and vacuum cleaners.

And we have a new theme song featuring music from our good friends Skookum. 

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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.

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Rock Town correspondent Levi Sebastian guides us through his weekend of skating and camping in “Arizona’s playground,” otherwise known as Lake Havazu.

Held 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, Noah Shaw, and many others.

The cover photo comes courtesy of Austin Paz and his trusty drone.

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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, Them Skates, and the good old days of being a pro skater.

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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 you to order online.

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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, we talk about Black Panther’s significance in modern America — and the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe — why kids need heroes that look like them, the future of Wakanda, and many problems in America.

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Skookum is an all-blader band out of Oakland, California. Phil sits down with Brian Shima, Pat Catilung, Sean Salazar, and Brendan Tidd to talk about all sorts of fun stuff, including, possibly, some prank phone calls. Music on the break is obviously Skookum. Find more of their music at https://skookumtunes.bandcamp.com/releases.

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Hashtag-cohost was a resounding success, so now Philip Moore is officially in the Rock Town family. In this episode, I share some of my best mistakes as a blade podcaster, who really deserves the 'Blade Author of the Year' award. In this and future episodes, we'll be talking about rollerblading, race, representation, and, of course, comic book movies.

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After four years of painstaking labor, Ivan Narez and his friends — or should I say Hermanos — debuted the first of what will hopefully be many more video and book combos. We talk about all the work going into the project, what’s next, and the difficulty of shooting on film. Pick up a copy at Hermanos.film.

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Hailing from Australia, Gavin Drumm was in the States for nearly three weeks when he took home first place in the Blading Cup, went down to Mexico, and filmed for the upcoming Valo 6 video. We talk about all that, pursuing a master’s degree, and a whole bunch more.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:38am PST
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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 drink cold beer and talk about all the hot topics. Or something like that.

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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 the cul-de-sac, social openings, and, of course, what’s awesome, and what sucks, about rollerblading.

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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. 

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:42am PST
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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.

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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 more than two decades performing skating shows, why team sports aren’t for him, and more.

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Charles Solano — sometimes called Challe Walle, other times 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 blading, “urban” skaters, and more (inside the new Rock Town garage).

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B. Free 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, and so much more.

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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.

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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 they made about it, and the Ghost Ship’s effect on artist spaces. We also talk about rollerblading.

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Jon Fromm is a Florida-raised shredder living in San Diego who rides for companies like Razors and Sic Urethane.

We talk about his many, many travels, Razor's new Shift skate, catching a black eye at Pow-wow, and more.

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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 Jose, California. We talk about their plans and logistics for the contest, blade company branding strategies, Brian Aragon, and more.

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When there's a city experiencing record-breaking high temperatures, what's a good investigative journalist to do? Oh yeah, you go to that city. 

Phoenix bladers Andrew Scherf and Dan Howard can handle a little heat, so, in the middle of a heat wave, we talk about blading in the town's scorching temps, the levels of awkwardness in podcasting, "Knee High" and other trends in rollerblading.

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Adam Bazydlo (a.k.a. Bladezilla) is a hammer drop-rail skater from the South. You may recognize him from his solo sessions on Instagram, the cover of ONE Magazine, or from the new VOD, “Moments in Time.”

Adam came to the Bay Area with his wife, Kaydee, to visit friends. So, naturally, Phil Moore and I had to invade their hotel room. We talk about his skate spot hunting, why he ducked away from his sponsors, and more.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:01pm PST
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For a long time, rollerblading has deserved a better solution to aggregating blading content besides Rollernews. Daniel Nodzak and Travis Stewart—the moderators of /r/rollerblading on Reddit—bring something new to the table.

The site—bladerunion.com—went live May 1. Travis and Daniel (Hunter Dasten)with me before the launch.

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Lonnie Gallegos, Jeremy Soderburg, Jonathan Labez, Rob Guerrero, and Mike Obedoza were in town filming for Lonnie's latest video, Feet 4. 

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Hailing from Denver, Ian Walker is an avid filmmaker, the king of the Scumpire, and an overall really nice weirdo. Our conversation goes many places, not stopping shy of guns, gimps, and other family-friendly topics. Danny Malm and Taylor Kobryn add to the catastrophe that is this episode.

While none of our episodes to date have been appropriate to do so, this episode—in particular—shouldn’t be played out loud at work or around children. Unless, of course, you work from home and your kid is cool.

 The song at the break is Violent Shiver, by Benjamin Booker.

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Boschi Pope is a New York City skate legend. In August, he hosted the Boschi Pope Skate Off at the Hamilton Bridge Skate Park next to the Harlem River. It was a month after his release from an eight-year prison sentence. 

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 11:37am PST
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Chad and Brad Anthony hail from Kentucky, but this last year, they were everywhere. From the A-Town Stomp and the Blading Cup to Schmidty’s Ramp and Camp to the Windy City Riot, the Southern Scrum boys put some miles on their Winnebago during their “Born Free Tour.”

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:34pm PST
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Matt Murphy and I were heading to skate and BBQ in St. Helena, so I hooked up the audio gear in my truck and we recorded on our way north.

Along the way, we inevitably talk about politics, comedy, what skating means now versus when we were kids, and so on.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 12:00pm PST
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Shredpool is, well, a Ryan Reynolds joke gone too far but handled so well. Shred and Deadpool both stab people for a living and love showing the kids at the skatepark how it’s really done.

On this episode, we talk over Skype about his stockpile in the League of Xsjados, having the same dog, and, of course, the genesis and existence of @project_shredpool on Instagram.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:24pm PST
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#70: Jason Reyna

Jason Reyna was in Oakland for work, so we took the opportunity to talk about being grown-up grommets, what’s in store for the Forecast trade show, how he manages to be everywhere, and other things. This episode was recorded in his room at the Hilton near the Oakland airport.  

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 2:12pm PST
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#69: The Ghost Ship Fire

On Dec. 2, 36 people were killed when a fire broke out during an electronic music show in a warehouse known as the Ghost Ship in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood. 

Oakland's arts and music community rallied in the wake of the tragedy, hosting benefits for families who lost loved ones, as well as attempting to protect other live-work spaces in a city with skyrocketing rents. 

Music from this episode was either performed or mixed by Johnny Igaz, a victim of the Ghost Ship fire. You can hear more of his music at https://soundcloud.com/nacktmusic

This podcast is made possible thanks to our supporters on Patreon.

Direct download: GhostShipReverb_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am PST
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#68: Michael Braud and Philip Moore

Philip Moore and Michael Braud are two southern gentlemen who have been skating and filming together over the last few weeks here in the Bay Area. We talk about Making America Blade Again, 2016 as a whole, and racism in fast food chains, and why pizza is not a vegetable.

#MakeAmericaBladeAgain

Huge thanks our supporters on Patreon. Thanks to Trudy, Dustin, Edward, Jose, Nate, Steve, Alexander, Zach, Basti, Jon, Levi, Sean, Brad, Ivan, and our newest sponsors, Randy Edwards and Jeff Asi.

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Direct download: BraudMoore_mixdown.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 6:08pm PST
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Kevin Chow has been everywhere forever. 

Kevin is a mainstay in rollerblading, from writing profiles for Daily Bread to being part of FISE in France, this Canadian-born Barcelona resident has had his hands in more rollerblading-related events than, possibly, anyone else. 

This and all episodes of the Rock Town Podcast are made possible thanks to ourour supporters on PatreonTrudy, Dustin, Edward, Jose, Nate, Steve, Alexander, Zach, Basti, Jon, Levi, Sean, Brad, Ivan, and most recently Uncle Jeff.

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Direct download: KevinChow_mixdown.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 5:23pm PST
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#66: Trump and the Riots

In this episode, host Brian Krans talks to himself about covering the 2016 election, rollerblading through the protests and riots that followed in Oakland, and the ramifications of underestimating the "fly over states."

The music at the second break is "The Last Days of Oakland" by the Fantastic Negrito. (You should buy the full album.)

This podcast is made possible thanks to our friends through Patreon. But since episodes aren't coming out as frequently, don't feel compelled to continue donating to the podcast. 

Direct download: Trump_and_the_Riots.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53pm PST
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Now in it’s fourth year, the OBJ is getting back to the streets this Saturday, starting at Madison Park in Oakland. Right near the Lake Merritt BART station, if you’re in the Bay, there’s no reason to stay away.

Omar, B. Free, and I talk about the comp, a few things that are resting heavily on our hearts, infighting, and other less serious topics.

Huge thanks to our supporters on Patreon: Trudy, Dustin, Edward, Jose, Nate, Steve, Alexander, Zach, Basti, Jon, Levi, Sean, Brad, and Ivan. Like this episode? Interested in becoming a Patreon for as little as $1 a month? Click here.

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Direct download: BladeJam2016.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:36pm PST
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Matt Lewis is the founding editor of the zine-turned-literary journal, The Radvocate, which publishes poems, fiction, non-fiction, art, photography, and illustrations by bladers and non-bladers alike. A publication of So Say We All, a non-profit in San Diego, it recently released it’s 14th issue.

We talk over Skype about how the magazine went from a Kinko’s copy-and-staple publication that started with a joke about a Xsjado ad to becoming a publication you can find at some of the best bookstores in the country.

This and all episodes of the Rock Town Podcast are made possible thanks to ourour supporters on PatreonTrudy, Dustin, Edward, Jose, Nate, Steve, Alexander, Zach, Basti, Jon, Levi, Sean, Brad, and Ivan.

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Direct download: MattLewis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm PST
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#63: Aaron Powell

Aaron grew up in the Bay, but took some prime time off from skating. Now that he’s all in again, he’s been a consistently great homie for a session. Now, he’s heading to Portland.

We talk about why he’s moving up north to Oregon, not missing Bay Area traffic, working at AMall, Trigger skates, and why it’s always important to leave home.

This podcast is made possible thanks to our supporters on Patreon. That includes Trudy, Dustin, Edward, Jose, Nate, Steve, Alexander, Zach, Basti, Jon, Levi, Sean, Brad, and Ivan. 

Direct download: AAronPowell.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:18pm PST
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Medium’s “Children of the Night” featured skaters like Dustin Latimer, Brian Shima, Pat Lennen, Robert Lievanos, Jake Elliot, and featured music from Metallica, Steppenwolf, The Who, AC/DC, Megadeth, and more. This podcast is supported from listeners via Patreon. Please like our dumb Facebook page. #RockTownPodcast

Direct download: ChildrenoftheNight.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 12:16am PST
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Michael ‘Obe’ Obedoza is a major source of positivity in rollerblading. We talk about what’s left of Xsjado, his Thrive Inline skate classes in Carson, getting new people to skate, and so much more. This podcast is supported from listeners via Patreon. Please like our dumb Facebook page. #RockTownPodcast

Direct download: Obe.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 12:22pm PST
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Dayton Coopersmith is a “triple OG” rollerblader who influenced many of today’s great skaters. We discuss almost getting kicked out of the Extreme Games, skipping school to film for Hoax 2, teaching Jon Julio to ride ramps, Rise Above, the Sea Otter Classic, skateboarding propaganda, and getting respect at the skate park. This podcast is supported from listeners via Patreon. Please like our dumb Facebook page. #RockTownPodcast

Direct download: DaytonCoopersmith.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:44pm PST
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Octavio, better known as Paco, loved his time in Montana during the NWST so much he’s moving there next month. We discuss Montana, food, blading styles, wheel manufacturers, potentially racist nicknames, and much more. This podcast is made possible by our supporters on Patreon. Don’t forget to like our stupid Facebook page.

Direct download: Paco.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 12:15am PST
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The Forecast Trade Show was held July 9 at the Skate House in Chatsworth, Calif. Feat. interviews with Michael Obedoza, Dave Lang, Matt Mickey, Robert Lievanos, Geoff Acers, Erick Garcia, Gil T, Brad and Chad Anthony, and more. 

This podcast is made possible by our supporters on Patreon, namely newcomers Sean O’Dalaigh and Brad Osantoski. Please like our stupid Facebook page.

Direct download: Forecast.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:10am PST
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Steve Collis (UK) and Patrick Ridder (DE) spent some time in the USA lately, so we talked about the European Union and its feelings about rollerblading.

Follow them on social as @cidylife and @patrickridder (and our FB page).

This podcast is made possible due to support through Patreon

Direct download: RidderSteve.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 10:01pm PST
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We recently hosted a housewarming BBQ. Erick Garcia, Kennan Scott, and Korey Waikiki, and others wanted to say a few things. #JSF FilthJuice.com

This podcast is made possible due to support through Patreon

Direct download: HousewarmingAntics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm PST
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Stephen Babcock, a.k.a, The White Wolf, is a 19-year-old shredder from Brentwood, California. 

Steve’s been racking up some deals: winning the Amall Glen Cove comp, doing a trick tip on negative souls, and now a profile on FilthJuice.com. We talk the NWST, California’s new tobacco law, the Woodward West scholarship fund, and more.

Octavio "Paco" Montano joins us. Follow Steve as @thewhitewolf_ds. Check out Death Squad Blading, and Filth Juice as well.

This podcast is made possible thanks to our supporters on Patreon.

Direct download: BabcockPaco.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 10:18pm PST
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The NWST 2016 started on June 2 in Missoula, MT. Featuring interviews with Cameron Talbott, Chemi Simiyu, Kellen Zinkgraf, Preston Villanueva, Dustin Jamieson, Zach Newton, Thomas McGovern, Jon Christopherson, Aaron Powell, and more.

This podcast was made possible by all of our supporters on Patreon, namely Basti Loreti and Dustin Jamieson, who were also on the trip.

To stay up to date on announcements for next years’ trip, check out the NWST Facebook page. Don’t forget to like the Rock Town Press Facebook page.

Direct download: NWST2016.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:06am PST
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Kai Carlson-Wee is a rollerblader originally from Minnesota and is the Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. He’s most known for his skating in the Life Plus series, where he and his brother, Anders, skated the wilderness, including grinding and wallriding trees. We talk about his short documentary, Riding the Highline, which took first place at the Napa Valley Film Festival last year, homemade skate parks, working as a writer in the 21st century, and why Fargo sucks. Follow him on Instagram as @kaicarlsonwee.

Support for the Rock Town Podcast comes via Patreon, including Trudy, Dustin, Edward, Jose, Nate, Steve, Alexander, and Zach.

Direct download: KaiWeeFINAL.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:33am PST
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Jon Julio has been a pro skater for more than half his life, and is the man behind the Valo Brand, Them Goods, and the Blading Cup. 

On this episode, Jon answers questions from the /r/rollerblading community about the relationship between Valo and Roces, the likelihood of a Fifth Element reboot, the status of the industry, and more. Jon and I also talk about his new storefront, the Blading Cup, the new Forecast trade show, and taking pride in being a rollerblader.

Check out Valo-Brand.com, Them Goods, and swing on down to the Blading Cup.

Direct download: JJ2.1.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:27am PST
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#51: Trap House (feat. Ivan Narez)

Krans talks to himself inside his new place about messing up a podcast with Jon Julio, donating to Schmidty’s Ramp & Camp, buying but not watching Cayenne, and more. He’s soon joined by his former and current roommate, Ivan Narez. They talk about adult stuff like buying vans, taxes, credit, and Valo 6. (patreon.com/citizenkrans)

Direct download: TrapHouse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm PST
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Yay! It's episode 50, but it's not all celebration: the Rock Town Garage is closing down. Well, it's moving at least. Krans talks about losing his house, where he's going, podcasting, and, of course, season two of Daredevil.

Direct download: GBRTG.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm PST
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#49: Victor Arias

Victor Arias is the latest Valo skater with a pro boot bearing his name. His edit, filmed in his home country of Mexico, came out earlier this month. We discuss making the edit, his ritual for breaking in a new pair of skates—from K-mart blades to the VA.1s and a political candidate who shouldn’t be named. Erick Garcia also calls post-root canal surgery. Check out valo-brand.com.

This podcast is made possible thanks to supporters on Patreon.

Direct download: VictorArias.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:48am PST
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Black Market was Kevon Thompson’s first skate video, influencing him musically as well as in blading. He’s our co-host the latest installment of the Blade Video DJ series. Music from the video includes mixing by director Doug Urquart, as well as music from artists like Lyrics Born, MF Doom, Pigeon John, and more.

Follow Kevon as @thebizone.

Support for the Rock Town Podcast comes from our supporters on Patreon.

Direct download: BlackMarket.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 10:36pm PST
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The AMall Glen Cove Comp was held Saturday, Feb. 27 at Glen Cove Elementary School in Valencia, Calif., a legendary Bay Area spot. Competitors included Ivan Narez, Victor Arias, Korey Waikiki, Stephen Babcock, Boo Garnsey, John Vossoughi, and more. Cover photo by Erick Garcia. 

Direct download: AMallGlenCove.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 12:24pm PST
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Shawn Oberg (@shawn.oberg) is a master of full-boot utilization, usually doing tricks that would drive a contest MC nuts. We talk about how switch and dominant foots form, red curb dancing, his upcoming Filth File, his edit for Moonshine, and why he’s currently walking with a cane. The Rock Town Podcast is made possible from our supporters on Patreon.

Direct download: ShawnOberg.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:40am PST
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Cameron Talbott returns to the podcast to talk about the Northwest Shred Tour coming to his hometown of Missoula, grizzly bears, and good spots to hit up in Montana. We also give our immediate reactions after watching "State of the Art." Don't forget to check out the 2016 NWST Facebook page. Support for this podcast comes via Patreon supporters.

Direct download: CameronTalbottNWST.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:32am PST
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The latest installment of the Blade Video DJ series covers the T-Bones classic, Hoax 2: Anarchy Across America. Featuring artists like 311, Sublime, Bad Religion, Biohazard, The Grabbers, and others. The full video can be found at https://vimeo.com/83714144 This podcast is made possible through support on Patreon.

Direct download: Hoax2.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:45am PST
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Dr. Hazel Bain is a Scottish solar physicist who recently returned from a three-month expedition to Antarctica with NASA to launch the G.R.I.P.S. balloon. It gathered data about gamma radiation from the sun. We discuss her research, growing up a “jock geek,” science communication, and more. Follow Dr. Bain on twitter: @hazbain

Direct download: HazelBain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am PST
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#42: Jeremy Raff & John Vossoughi

Jeremy Raff and John Vossoughi will soon release their video, "Characters," which debuted at the Blading Cup. Besides the video, we discuss Raff's journalism career, caucuses and primaries, and more. 

The music on the break is “The Primary Color Movement” by Black Moth Super Rainbow.

Support for this podcast comes from fans via Patreon and RockTownPress.com. 

 

 

 

Direct download: RaffVoss.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 12:06pm PST
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Erick Garcia is an American rollerblader and photographer. Known better as ESG, he’s “El Presidente” to the Juiced Sucka Foos. He talks about Oakland life, K2 skates, cess slides, and skitching in Bay Area traffic. Follow him on Instagram: @juicedsuckafoos filthjuice.com Break song: “Juiced” by Zyme #JSF

Direct download: RTP_ErickGarcia.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 11:53pm PST
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Kevon Thompson is an American rollerblader, filmmaker, and music maker. In 2013, he made the blading documentary “I’m Still Here.” We discuss NorCal and SoCal, Black Market, modern campus life, and more. He’s on Instagram and SoundCloud as @TheBizOne.

Direct download: RTP_KevonThompson.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:44pm PST
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#39: Pat Lennen

Wonder what happened with Pat Lennen? Most known for his stunt skating in videos like Leading the Blind and Drip Drop, he got his start flipping over Ferraris, but now at 34, skating makes him uncomfortable. He’s also looking for a ping-pong table. Support for the Rock Town Podcast comes from its Patreon contributors.

Direct download: PatLennen.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 1:36am PST
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