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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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 4:13pm PDT
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am PDT
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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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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 5:35pm PDT
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am PDT
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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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:19pm PDT
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