Happy 2018! In our first episode of the year, we give you a Team Announcer-centric recap of the Roller Derby World Cup in Manchester, England (hosted by the fantastic Rainy City Roller Derby). Hammer had the good fortune to make the trip to announce the world's biggest derby blowout and tells us all about it in an interview with Allie.
Ham also had the chance to take a side trip to Dublin after the festivities were over and enjoyed some whiskey and conversation with Dublin Roller Derby coach extraordinare, Violent Bob. They talk the history of the league, derby in Ireland, and Bob's love of the Green Bay Packers, among other things. Fans of the TV show "Father Ted" will especially appreciate DRD's home team names. ;)
We also feature an ADORABLE interview with Diamond Rough (of MNRG) and Chad (of the Aquaman Army) about their story of derby love. We're taking written and recorded submissions for this as an ongoing feature, too! If YOU have a story of derby love - any and all kinds, in any form - and want us to feature it on an episode, please do drop us a line at email@example.com.
Speaking of awesome listener submitted content, we're thrilled to include a song from the Icelandic hardcore feminist thrash band Dauðyflin. Check 'em out on Bandcamp (and buy their music!), and in these write-ups from Pitchfork. Two of the members are affiliated with Team Iceland. The lead singer, who goes by Grim Creeper, plays for the Roller Derby Iceland travel team, Ragnarök. Many thanks to her sister, Bitchblade, for making the submission!
SHOW ORDER/TIME STAMPS:
- 00:00 Intro and World Cup interview
- 46:56 Interview with Violent Bob of Dublin Roller Derby
- 1:19:45 Derby love story with Diamond Rough and Chad
- 1:35:44 Music feature with Dauðyflin
- 1:40:09 Outro
- Rowy of Rainy City for Ham's homestay
- Violent Bob for hospitality in Dublin
- Val Capone and the Lovely Biertrix for World Cup awesomeness
- Captain Malice of Manchester Roller Derby for the hospitality
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