Contact sport on roller skates
November 29, 1948. Thousands of screaming fans are packed inside New York City's 69th Regiment Armory, eyes peeled on the wooden oval track, shining under the spotlights. Roller derby is just a few years old, but this new sport already has a huge fan base. And now, for the first time ever, roller derby will be broadcast to the masses – on television. Fans have never seen anything like it: the speed, the violence, and the fact that men and women compete alongside each other as teammates.Today, how did the so-called “golden era” of roller derby come about, going from a Depression-era sideshow to a multi-million-dollar empire? And how did this sport challenge traditions of athletics and society?Special thanks to our guests: Michella Marino, author of “Roller Derby, the History of an American Sport.” Shari Gammon Cantal, granddaughter of roller derby legend Gerry Murray. Steve Seltzer, grandson of roller derby entrepreneur Leo Seltzer. And Nick Scopas, member of the Roller Derby Hall of Fame. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Sean from Michigan lucked out and bought a used '75 Olds Convertible from a little old Lady recently. The only problem with the car is an unsettling rattling noise that Sean is trying to pinpoint using death-defying diagnostic methods while on his rollerblades. Can Sean brake faster than a '75 Oldsmobile? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.
Do the holidays throw you off every year? Leaving you sliding into the new year with jeans that don't fit, covered in Christmas cookie crumbs and shame? Well, not this year my friend!Each year I run a class for my Krash Course members called “Thrive Through The Holidays” and this year I am sharing it with you as an early Christmas present from me to you!I hope you enjoy it!And if you want more love, support, snuggles, and an ACTUAL SUSTAINABLE PLAN for becoming a powerful athlete and living an awesome life, click here to learn the 3 pillars to being a badass athlete and living an awesome life and learn how you can use Krash Course to finally see the results you've always wanted! https://join.krissykrash.com/becomeapowerfulathleteJoin Krash Course in Transformation NOW! CLICK HERE for a free strategy session join.krissykrash.com
Breaking Tables w/ Queen City Roller Derby:8pm tonight, we are spending our BYE week interviewing the Queen City Roller Derby League Get to know Buffalo's very own tough people on wheels We will dabble into cool stories, NFL news, and unregurgitaded Bills chatter#BillsMafia #BreakingTables #BuiltinBuffalk
Today I'm starting things off venting on aggressive parents at little league baseball games AND chatting with fellow independent wrestler, Bashley Bones. We're talking about transitioning out of Roller Derby into the Wrestling world & trying to make it on today's circuit. Then we decide to "call it in the ring" as Bashley puts me on the spot to throw some questions my way. So grab a hold or give yourself a break & enjoy my chat with Bashley Bones! #IKNOWYOUHEARME Keep up with Bashley! https://linktr.ee/bashley110 Make sure you're checking out our sponsors too! Advertising - If you'd like to advertise on this podcast, or with Flynn Hendrix Enterprises to reach our worldwide audience, email me at email@example.com and let's get your products and services out there! Use the word “ADVERTISING” in the subject line. Coaching - If you're looking for coaching and need motivation, or just need to know where to start, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject line “COACHING”. Let me get in your corner, motivate you, and get you in touch with the right people to help you achieve your dreams. DecalsbyKyns - Make sure you're checking out my wife's Etsy shop for all your decals, vinyl & monogramming needs! Head over to https://www.etsy.com/shop/DecalsbyKyns and use the promo code “FLYNN” for 10% off! I KNOW YOU HEAR ME! PWZ - facebook.com/pwzpodcast Elise Coaches - elisecoaches.com GMBMP - facebook.com/givemebackmypodcastnetwork If you like what I'm doing with the podcast and want to support there are a few ways you can: 1. Linktr.ee/theflynnhendrix - this has links to the podcast on all platforms, & my social media. Let's get connected! 2. Leave a 5 Star review & share the podcast with your friends, family & anyone that'll listen! These next 3 are really REALLY important, especially if you like saving money! 3. BUY A SHIRT! Email me at email@example.com & use the subject line “Shirts” 4. Check out my Rakuten link and save yourself some $$$ on everyday purchases! Plus it helps support the podcast! - https://www.rakuten.com/r/CDF630 5. If you're tired of increased gas prices, why not use my link to get cash back every time you get gas? Check out my referral link & start saving today! Https://upside.app.link/VTFJF ** This podcast was produced in association with the Give Me Back My Podcast Network in the Flynn Hendrix Enterprises Studios in Nashville, TN.** --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/flynn-hendrix/support
Christian & Thad are hanging out at Hop Station Craft Bar and ran into the ladies from South Bend Roller Derby team. Christian asks for a new derby name. If you don't remember it, they remind you. Find out what's new and how to stay in touch with the Roller Derby Team. Now just sit back, crack a cold one & enjoy the podcast. Link with sponsors and EVERYTHING mBR at www.michianabeerreviewers.com CHEERS!
This episode of Study, Practice and Teach was super special. Wendy started out filled with negative thoughts and it was running her life without her ever realizing how small she was playing because she doubted herself. In this episode she shares the realizations she has made to blossom into someone who proudly honors her feelings and takes up space.Join Krash Course in Transformation NOW! CLICK HERE for a free strategy session join.krissykrash.com
Chaque jour, Arnaud Demanche vous dévoile trois histoires insolites de l'actualité, dans Apolline Matin, sur RMC. La matinale 100% opinions et auditeurs 3ème saison pour Apolline de Malherbe aux commandes d'Apolline Matin. Cette année, de nouvelles voix viennent rejoindre l'équipe. L'humoriste Arnaud Demanche viendra chaque matin dialoguer avec les auditeurs à 7h20 (le « 3216 d'Arnaud Demanche ») et proposera un billet d'humeur grinçant et piquant à 8h20 (« Vivement Demanche ») ! Marguerite Dumont aux journaux et Amélie Rosique pour la chronique « RMC s'engage pour vous » rejoindront également l'équipe d'Apolline Matin pour une matinale 100% info, engagée et d'opinions.
Vielen ist Roller Derby aus Film, Funk und Fernsehen irgendwie bekannt. Oder doch nicht? Was ist es genau? Dieser Frage, dem wie, wo und warum wollen wir uns im Podcast widmen. Dazu sprechen wir mit Anne "Wanda" Müller und Navina "Navi" May vom Roller Derby Deutschland. Roller Derby Deutschland Roller Derby Deutschland bei Facebook Team Germany bei Instagram Kick Ass Cup Roller Derby bei Wikipedia Womens Flat Track Derby Association Du möchtest deinen Podcast auch kostenlos hosten und damit Geld verdienen? Dann schaue auf www.kostenlos-hosten.de und informiere dich. Dort erhältst du alle Informationen zu unseren kostenlosen Podcast-Hosting-Angeboten.
Episode 374Schramm and Cash are joined by Up and Adam and Impale Ale Co-Captains for the Chicago Bruise Brothers! They are in Pittsburgh to play the Undead and join us to promote the game and talk about their paths to the Bruise Brothers!
We've got a full house this week for something a little different. We are talking with the Soul CIty Sirens Mary Tess aka “Intensive Care Bear”, Skyler aka “Ghost”, and Emory aka “Baby Bruise”. We're digging into the local Roller Derby scene, including how the game works, what you can expect if you go to a match, and how you can get involved if you want to strap on some skates. You can check out the Sirens October 8th, 2022 at Red Wings Roller Way. Tickets are $12 for an adult and $5 for kids ages 5-10. You can find more information and future events at https://soulcitysirens.com/ You can find more ALMA Presents on our website at: https://almapresents.com/ or on Facebook and Instagram @alma_presents
Jordan and Brooke are joined by screenwriter Nat Torres ("Our Flag Means Death") for a delightful throwback movie, helmed by none other than director Drew Barrymore! We discuss the need for a roller-blading cinematic renaissance, one of Elliot Page's best and maybe queerest roles (confirmed by Drew Gregory), the wide world of Texas-set films, and how we'd all secretly like Juliette Lewis to shove us in a locker.Follow us on Twitter! (And Jordan's Letterboxd / Brooke's Letterboxd)Follow Natalie on Twitter and Letterboxd!
Podquest and TEDxFaurotPark proudly present... The Golden Mic Podcast w/ Marc Cordon Ep. 103 How to Connect with an Addicted Love One with PEACE w/ Michelle Weidenbenner https://play.goldenmicpodcast.com/0103_weidenbenner "If you can recapture your identity and purpose, you will find joy." - Michelle Weidenbenner Michelle belonged to a great family - a family who supported her, provided the means for her to attend a great school, and provided her with the spiritual scaffolding to believe in something greater than herself. It was a perfect template to use as she became a mother of three. But it was with her son Ryan that providing wasn't enough. At first, Ryan was drinking with his friends in high school which could be seen as fairly innocuous since so many people drink in high school. But down the line, drinking became more frequent and a heavy heroin and meth addition for Michelle's oldest son. Soon Michelle was struggling to understand her role as a parent and someone who didn't want to enable her son. She attended ALANON meetings but they didn't seem to land. As she began to grow from her experience, Michelle wrote the book, Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up: Seven Steps to Self-Recovery. She knew she was on to something as she was flooded with thank you's from parents who struggled with the same issues. She created a Facebook group for families to know that they aren't alone. And she'll be sharing her experience, strength and hope at TEDxFaurotPark with her talk How to Connect with an Addicted Loved One with PEACE. If ever a time to subscribe to The Golden Mic Podcast, it's now as I have the privilege of having a conversation with many of the speakers you'll see and hear at TEDxFaurotPark 2022 on Saturday, October 1 at 9am at Veteran's Memorial Convention & Civic Center, Lima, Ohio. Go to TEDxFaurotPark 2022 to score a ticket. This will sell out. And if you can't score a ticket, this event will also be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook. If you love this episode, you'll love Ep. 86 Addiction, Roller Derby & Coming Home w/ Carry Dodge aka TorcHer. #TEDx #TEDxFaurotPark #thejoyrev #goldenmicpodcast #expertisereimagined #podquest Enough copy!
Peep it players! Pump up the jams because Gallo is back again, from Sucias Are My Favorite, where his episodes focus typically about general conversations about dating, relationships, the kink community, and other adult topics. Plus some basics about kink you ought to know, what it is, what it isn't. The topics don't end there, though. He's got episodes discussing his time in the military (Army, but we'll allow, lol), also, as a Roller Derby ref, machismo and 'the red pill', and other interesting topics. Gallo is intelligent, well-spoken, and informed. Check out his show. Super Producer Jared is also on board, from 'Feathers And Friends' and 'Parrot Gaming Productions'. This week, our artists are obscure choices Pinata Protest, and Poe. You can find the Spotify playlist link here. The songs discussed, in order, are: Pinata Protest - California Girl Pinata Protest - Tragos Amargos Pinata Protest - Volver, Volver Pinata Protest - Vato Perron Pinata Protest - Life On The Border Poe - Hello Poe - Angry Johnny Poe - Haunted Poe - Wild Poe - That Day Naturally, we also play "Is It Aerosmith". If you, or a loved one, is, or has been affected by sexual violence, please know that there are good people and organizations in the world that can offer help. RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. NSVRC (national sexual violence research center) has resources to help victims, and, importantly, tips on prevention and warning signs. If you have the means to donate, please do so. Every little bit helps. If you would like to e-mail the show, you may do so at Fileunderpod@gmail.com. You can follow us on Twitter and vote in our polls, (once more people start following to make it worthwhile ;) @FileUnderPod. You can hear more of me, (and guest of the O episode), Mark, at The Evil Mark Show! Find out more information at www.evilmark.com where you can sign up for the newsletter which drops every Friday. Also, check out the shows Twitter feed here. Smash that like button! Want File Under swag? Of course you do. Go to http://file-under-entertainment-shop.launchcart.store/shop?page=1
Good morning everyone! We hope you are all having a great Friday. Our guests today are CryBaby Cryer & Metal Mama of Aurora 88s Roller Derby live in the studio with us. We'll be talking skates, cool acronyms & much more! Here's the news: - The Adult Education Resource Fair will be taking place on September 19th & 20th (Monday & Tuesday) with 2 sessions. The first sessions will be from 10:30 am to 12:15 pm and 6 to 7:30 pm as well. The resource fair coincides with National Family Literacy Week, these events are free and open to the public! This will take place at Waubonsee Community College in downtown Aurora, on the 1st floor in room 160. There will be many great organizations there, see the flyer for more details! - Wednesday, September 28th join our friends of DVA leadership & development training at The Cotton Seed Creative Exchange for a great event. A multi-generational conversation about trauma; Let's Talk About Mental Health & Wellness. This will be from 5 to 8 pm and will feature a book signing with Vee L. Harrison, the author of Hood Healing. Shouts to Cotton Seed Creative Exchange, get to know them at 64 S. River Street. Register for the event at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetfHjphSLnU5WeUlbxZ78YcwSVLNajSRfEmTRlOduBi7anbw/viewform - Get ready for the What Matters event, taking place on September 29th beginning at 6 pm. This will be a photo and video contest for those with less than 2 years of experience, as well as a celebration of the work of Marshall Garcia. The event will be from 6 to 9 pm and will also feature guest speaker Todd Spencer. Bureau Gravity is located at 56 S. LaSalle street. Registration is required, to do so click this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-matters-a-photo-video-contest-gallery-show-tickets-406428938897?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb Ladies and gentlemen we hope you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend. We will see you back here Monday morning at 8 am for another great show. Subscribe to the show on YouTube with this link: https://www.youtube.com/c/GoodMorningAuroraPodcast The second largest city's first daily news podcast is here. Tune in everyday to our FB Live from 8 am to 9 am. Make sure to like and subscribe to stay updated on all things Aurora. Twitter: goodmorningaur1 Instagram: goodmorningaurorail Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6dVweK5Zc4uPVQQ0Fp1vEP... Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/.../good-morning.../id1513229463 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/goodmorningaurora #positivevibes #positiveenergy #downtownaurora #kanecountyil #bataviail #genevail #stcharlesil #saintcharlesil #elginil #northaurorail #auroraillinois #auroramedia #auroranews #goodmorningaurora #comedy #news #dailynews #subscribe #youtube #podcast #spotify #morningnews #morningshow #friday #rollerderby #aurora88srollerderby --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/goodmorningaurora/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goodmorningaurora/support
(Riverton, WY) - Jenny and Lloyd with Fremont County Roller Derby are here to talk about recruitment and some fun advances with local roller derby. Take a listen to this short but informative podcast and join the fun, or you may have a child that would be interested. You can find Fremont County Roller Derby on Facebook for updated information and questions. Fremont County Roller Derby and mascot! Stay tuned for our 'Wyatt will try it' with Jerrad and Charene, Wyatt's first experience on skates!
Good morning! It's Tuesday and we have news, headlines and updates from Aurora 88's Roller Derby as well. Also, a new APD website and the launch of the Youth Advisory Committee by State Representative Hernandez. Here's the news: - Fox Valley Hands Of Hope is hosting the Swing Fore Hope inaugural mini golf family fundraiser on Friday, September 16th. Registration begins at 5:00 pm and activities start at 6 pm sharp! Use the code BIGGOLF to get 20% off for ticket prices. - As mentioned, the Aurora Police Department has launched a new website to inform and engage the community, read the full article here: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-police-data-crime-stats-st-0905-20220904-bnby5mub6naplndgjie5oeqckq-story.html - Join The Neighbor Project & Bank of America at the Aurora Financial Empowerment Center from 10 am to noon for a fantastic learning workshop. This will take place Saturday, September 10th and is free and open to the public. Guest speakers will be Fernando Escutia (Community Lending Officer, BOA) & Angela Susberry (Kale Realty). Bring a friend and your questions! Refreshments will be provided. Have a great day and tune in to Buenos Días Aurora tomorrow morning for another great show. Our show will return Thursday morning at 8 am. Have a great day! Subscribe to the show on YouTube with this link: https://www.youtube.com/c/GoodMorningAuroraPodcast The second largest city's first daily news podcast is here. Tune in everyday to our FB Live from 8 am to 9 am. Make sure to like and subscribe to stay updated on all things Aurora. Twitter: goodmorningaur1 Instagram: goodmorningaurorail Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6dVweK5Zc4uPVQQ0Fp1vEP... Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/.../good-morning.../id1513229463 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/goodmorningaurora #positivevibes #positiveenergy #downtownaurora #kanecountyil #bataviail #genevail #stcharlesil #saintcharlesil #elginil #northaurorail #auroraillinois #auroramedia #auroranews #goodmorningaurora #comedy #news #dailynews #subscribe #youtube #podcast #spotify #morningnews #morningshow #tuesday --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/goodmorningaurora/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goodmorningaurora/support
Lace up your skates and join us in the rink for this this week's PreserveCast as we talk with Margot Atwell, author of Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby about the history of the sport and her experience competing. Atwell will share how she got started in Roller Derby and what prompted her to write her book Derby Life.
All right audience, your parents have gone out for the evening and left you in our capable hands. Don't worry, because we have a super-fun night planned for you! We're gonna play games, make snacks, and we'll read you a bedtime stor-huh? You'd rather we just talk your ears off all about the 2016 kinda sorta remake of Adventures in Babysitting? Well okay, just so long as you get to bed on time! Emma needs to stop being so suspicious and relives sneaking out at age four. Luke is impressed by this script and doesn't know anything about scalping. Talking Points: Is This a Remake?, Double the Sitters, A Mary Kate and Ashley Situation, Car Eyelashes, A Young Adult Protagonist, A Smoothie Cellphone Swap, HOT COP, Children's Roller Derby, One-Note Children, The Mysterious City, The Oliver and Company Scale, Pawn Shop Tickets: A Classic Tradition, Babysitting Rules, A Lola Move, The Illegal Ferret Trade, Money Problems, Definitely Not How Tattoo Stores Work, Pointless Mean Girls, Balance Between the Babysitters, The Overly Long Factory Chase, The Least Badass Stunt Possible, Roller Derby's Honor, Police Station Self-Realization, Jailer Swift, Party Mom, Adventures in Warehousing, Babysitter Rap Battle, The Lowest Bar of Deception Possible, Bobby Flay Becomes Gordon Ramsay, Cutting Kids, Creepy Uncles, The Ferret Gets Out, Zack Isn't That Big a Deal, The Film's True Hero: A Super Slow Valet, Speed-running Bribery, A Shirt-based Makeover, Zack's Comically Large Truck, Chill Fire Alarm, Disney Channel After Dark
Mookie and Mike have actual realistic expectations heading into Notre Dame's opening match-up with Ohio State this weekend.Lauren Bishop hangs out with the fellas tonight because the Cincinnati Rollergirls are back! Lauren takes us through the tryout process for the Rollergirls, how intense practices can be, the faux rivalries she has experienced, and plays a great game of Real Rollergirl or Fake Rollergirl.Joe Hall (@HallAcrossTC) pops in to tell us about his food poisoning and destruction of crops in Nebraska.With the show running low on time, the fellas decide to combine three segments into one: Scott's Hater's Guide to Hard Knocks, Mookie being furious at FC Cincinnati choking away a lead to the Columbus Crew, and Mike spitting hot fire at Scott and Mookie for their recent appearance on Tank Mansfield's podcast “What Ya Into?”The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is 988. If you, or someone you know needs help, there is always someone willing to listen.Be sure to check out friends of the show:In the Clutch (intheclutch.com/CRAFTBREWED) is your one stop shop for all things sports. With all of your favorite teams and players from the MLS, MLB and more and classic tees from yesteryear and beyond. Get 10% off your order with the code: CRAFTBREWEDKong Beer Bong (craftbrewedsports.com/beerbong) will make sure you are the life of the party. Keep your beer cold in this koozie that converts to a beer bong in an instant. Order yours today.Beer Drop (craftbrewedsports.com/beerdrop) ships award winning craft beer directly to your doorstep. Sign up for a monthly plan, or shop all of the beers available at Beer Drop and get them shipped to you at a $7.99 flat rate. Morning Recovery (craftbrewedsports.com/hangover) guarantees that you'll wake up after a night of drinking more ready to take on your day. Use the code SPORTS at checkout for 20% off your non-subscription order.Dugout Mugs (dugoutmugs.com/craft) for one of a kind beer mugs and openers. Use our link for 15% off your entire order.
Shiv of alt rock band Shiv and the Carvers joins the show to discuss the bands single "Meat Machine"! “Meat Machine” lands as a “post-punk story of a bisexual woman emerging from quarantine, on the prowl for physical connection.” It drives out of the gates with pulsating percussion, matched solely by the vulnerabilities in Shiv's authentic lyricism, sung in her ubiquitous vocal prowess. The song is equal parts rock, as it is sexy and alluring. Recently Shiv was going under the musical moniker of Siobamm, Shiv's musical career was birthed from isolation caused by the pandemic, and the Roller Derby enthusiast found herself with the time to focus her attention on writing, recording and producing. Over time she would begin to build a group of musicians to represent her sound, which eventually grew into much more with the creation of Shiv & The Carvers! Connect with Shiv and the Carvers! — — Support Colton Gee and Desert Tiger ----- Check out our webstore @ Follow the Desert Tiger Podcast @ Follow Colton Gee @ -----
Skating to break the stigma, normalize the conversation and advocate for change, Bethany Semeiks is moving the needle forward and paving the path for athletes around the world. For 8 years Bethany Semeiks was known as the “B-Train” dominating Women's Roller Derby and today she's using CBD to help with sleep, recovery and relief. With an opportunity to shift the perception Bethany's using her platform to move timely topics to the forefront and create awareness around the endocannabinoid system. Bethany Semeiks connected with D Rey to talk about her athletic and professional career, the cannabis pivot, moving the needle forward with education, a deep dive into all things sports cannabis and the initiatives she's pushing forward. Learn About her Movement Today! Hosted by: D-Rey Production by: Sports Cannabis Inc. Music by: Dusty Waves, Lalinea
Offspeed sports podcast host Grace Leeder sits down with three roller derby competitors, then talks the first two weeks of Premier League action. The post Offspeed Podcast | Roller Derby appeared first on RobHasAwebsite.com.
On this week's episode, Brie and Kreis sit down with Paloma (AKA: Betty) of Motorworks Brewing. The three discuss Paloma's journey through brewing, her work as a Florida Brewer's Guild Board Member, and the ins-and-outs of Roller Derby. Featured Beer: "Gator Dung" by Tactical Brewing Co. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/craft-beer-is-dead/message
Episode 368Schramm and Cash talk about Summer Affair this weekend. We flashback to highlights from 6 of our previous guests who will be coaching/playing this weekend. Maloik, Magnum, BA, Mike Honcho, Miss Tea Maven and Gary Sweatt!
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today's episode, we talk with Nadean Carson, Owner and Founder of Oya Construction about Smart Construction, the Air Force, and Stormwater Management. Read her full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you'd like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 1:33 Nic & Laura talk about the difference between a fixed vs. Growth Mindset8:58 Interview with Nadean Carson Starts10:03 Air Force16:14 Smart Construction23:03 Stormwater Management36:14 Workplace InclusivityPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Nadean Carson at linkedin.com/in/nadeancGuest Bio:Nadean is a self-professed stormwater nerd. She started working with stormwater compliance in the Air Force and quickly realized how important stormwater pollution prevention was to the ecosystem. During her military career, she focused on construction and other civil engineering operations duties. When she separated from the military, she initially worked as a Geotechnical Engineer (that is a fancy way of saying that she worked in dirt) but found her way back to her true love of stormwater management in 2014. She created a Stormwater Management division at a local engineering firm, focused on helping clients manage the stormwater regulations that affect their development, as well as ensure that the sites are limiting their contribution to Stormwater Pollution. She saw another stormwater need developing and decided to tackle it next. She started up Oya Construction as a way to properly install and maintain stormwater controls on construction sites, reducing the sediment deposition into waterways. She is passionate about keeping waterways clean and our environment beautiful. Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
The Rose City Rollers roller derby organization is dedicated to empowering women, girls and gender- expansive individuals on and off the rink. Its Rosebuds junior team won the regional championship and are competing in the the National Junior Roller Derby championship. And they're going into it head on, with a number one ranking. We talk with coach Hedy Stevens and one of the Rosebuds team captains, Ruby Patrick.
For her day job, Sarah Arnosky Ko is vice-president of Greater St. Louis Incorporated, where she helps bring the business community together in the Gateway City. But in her spare time, she's known as Bricktator, a star player for the St. Louis-based Arch Rival Roller Derby team. Today, she joins Sandy and Sandra to give us all the lowdown on how roller derby works, what drew her to it, and why the sport is growing in popularity around the globe. First up, Sarah tells us about the origins of roller derby, way back in the 1930s, and explains how the sport works, including how you score points and what a jammer is. She also shares some of her experiences of traveling for competitions and coaching, and talks about roller derby's global growth trajectory as a sport that seems to naturally intrigue people. That includes Sarah, and she shares the story of how she got drawn into roller derby after watching a match and becoming fascinated by the powerful women playing it. She also gives us some inner details about roller derby, including the significance of the skaters' names, how they communicate on the rink, and how they deal with risks and injuries. And, for those who, like Sarah, find themselves interested in becoming a skater, Sarah explains the training newcomers undergo, emphasizes the welcoming atmosphere roller derby provides, and reassures Sandra that there's no upper age limit to becoming a skater! And finally, Sarah tells us what she and the team do to psyche themselves up for, and wind down, from a tournament (and lets us in on roller-derby afterparties as well as the secret of zombies-versus-robots competitions). The Finer Details of this Episode: The mechanics of roller derby Roller derby's growth Sarah's travels with the sport Skater names, secret codes, rules, and risks How to get started in roller derby How the team psyches up and winds down Quotes: “It takes everyone on the team to score points because it is hard. You are literally throwing your body in between other bodies, trying to get past them or to stop them. And so it really is something where you have to be fearless in order to really be successful in this sport.” “One of the favorite places I never expected to go was a city in Spain called A Coruña, which is in northern Spain. It's green, it was beautiful, and it was on the ocean. And we really got to swim in the ocean after games as our, quote, ice bath, you know, because it was a little bit cold. But every time we go someplace, we really get to experience a little bit of what it has to offer.” “The speech that you really get is like, this is fun, we will be your family. And it's really not a matter of if but when you get hurt in some capacity, right? Like, we have people around you that can support you. But know that roller derby is rad. And we're excited you're here.” “At the end of the tournament, there's often an afterparty, and we always like to have themes for our clothing. And so, as a team, we'll go out all decked out in, like, outer-space outfits, or we've even had ‘dads on vacation,' where we have our cargo shorts and button-up shirts for our afterparty. So we really like to, you know, after we work hard, we go have some fun, too.” Links: The Adrenaline Zone Homepage Arch Rival Roller Derby Homepage
Welcome back to another edition of the Words on Fire Podcast. This week we welcome Priscilla who is better known as Pepper Spray Yo Face, who is a member of the El Paso Roller Derby. Pepper gives us a break down of the game, she provides some insights to the game and tells us about eating the baby (WTF). If you would like more information on schedules and any events, check them out @Elpasorollerderby on IG and their website Eprollerderby.com