Philip Moore and Brian Krans talk about how Phil broke his arm just before laying low in quarantine, cruising around our neighborhoods (separately) on some big wheels, and staying safe when going outside. Have something to say? Leave us a message at 415-569-0083. 

Direct download: 143_PhilipMoore_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am PST
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Dr. Dave Tran, MD, is a rollerblader who also works with a vulnerable population during a pandemic. We talk about good skating tips during a global medical crisis, wearing masks while out and about, and the latest understanding of the coronavirus. 

Direct download: 142_DrDaveTranMD_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm PST
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There’s a lot of information going on around the novel coronavirus, so Krans — who is now under a shelter-in-place — spoke to fellow rollerblading health reporter Alex Hogan of STAT News, a trustworthy source of health information. They talk about why the coronavirus is NOT the flu, how quickly it spreads, how being safe now could prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, tips for skating during a pandemic, and more. 

Direct download: 141_Covid_19_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02am PST
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Daniel and Travis are the brains behind Blader Union, who will be live-streaming all of the action at the 10th Annual Pow-wow Pro/Am in lovely Jacksonville, Florida. If you can’t make it out to KONA March 12th through the 15th, you can check out all the action live at youtube.com/bladerunion. 

The Rock Town Podcast is made possible thanks to our supporters on Patreon. Thanks to Uncle Jeff, Akerue and 50/50 frames, The Blade Rat Podcast, Brad, Clay, Drew, Jeff, Levi, Michael, Patrick, Randy, and Zach.

Direct download: BUPW_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am PST
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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. 

This show is supported through Patreon. 

Direct download: 139_Powwow10Primer_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am PST
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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. 

Direct download: 138_KevonThompson_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm PST
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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.

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

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

Direct download: 137_JonJulio_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm PST
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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.

Thanks to our Patreon supporters for making this episode possible: Akerue Frames, 50/50 Frames, The Blade Rat Podcast, Brad, Clay, Drew, Jeff, Levi, Michael, Patrick, Randy, Zach, and Uncle Jeff.

Direct download: 136_CalebSmith_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37am PST
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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.

This and every episode of the Rock Town Podcast is made possible thanks our supporters on Patreon. That’s Dustin, Nate, Zach, Basti, Levi, Steve, Randy, Jeff, Jeff, Brad, Brad, Lawrence, Clay, Konjure, Ty, Kofi and Patrick.

The show's music is by Skookum.

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Direct download: 135_DanCollins_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09am PST
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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.

This is every episode of the podcast is brought to you by our Patreon supporters. Thank you for anyone who has ever helped out the show. We love and missed you all.  

Direct download: 134_APodcastEpisode_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm PST
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