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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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.

#RockTownPodcast

Direct download: MattLewis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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