Welcome to our brand new roller derby podcast! Your hosts (Hammer Abby and Allie Gator) are super excited to bring this project to life, and we hope you'll enjoy it, maybe learn a few things, tell your friends, and keep listening.
In this episode, we 1) introduce ourselves and talk a bit about our own skating backgrounds, as well as hopes and dreams for the future of this podcast, 2) dig into RollerCon 2017 and its highlights, 3) give a little advice for dealing with the skating struggle, and 4) *interview longtime skater Mouse about her background, and some of the interesting history of the wild and wooly early days of WFTDA roller derby.
*We hope you'll forgive a little audio trouble we had with Mouse's interview. There is some distortion where her microphone clipped, and we PROMISE we'll have that issue fixed for future episodes. We hope it doesn't impede your enjoyment of her really stellar interview too much! Thanks for being patient as we get our podcast sea legs under us.
As always, if you have comments, compliments, questions, and/or have music you'd like to submit for us to consider for inclusion on future podcasts, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supplementary links from this episode:
- Damsel Trash (Hammer's band, theme song)
- Mouse's 608 Skate Shop
- The Invisible Illness/Pain Support Network
- The Gimp Crew (for people with old, nagging injury issues)
- Mental health support in derby
Donate to help Niala with her medical expenses!
Assistance can be sent to Naila directly through PayPal as "Goods & Services" to: Naizli_8@hotmail.com