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Each week on Flat Mat Radio, Kat Selvocki / Lemony Kickit of Flat Mat Yoga interviews roller derby players, health experts, and fitness experts about care and maintenance for the derby skater.

Latest Episodes

Episode 30: Punchy O'Guts

EIn Episode 30 of Flat Mat Radio, Punchy O'Guts chats with Kickit about sexism, gender bias, and toxic masculinity in roller derby. Punchy O’Guts is a skater and coach, who is currently on injury + relocation leave. She’s been active in roller derby since 2006, and shares her derby and coaching knowledge through 4Eyes Coaching and Publishing. Want to keep your favorite skaters coming to your podcast player weekly AND get awesome Flat Mat Radio bonuses? Become a patron!

36 MIN2017 FEB 28
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Episode 30: Punchy O'Guts

Episode 29: Screw Barrymore

Screw Barrymore is a force on Victorian Roller Derby League, so it was awesome to have this rad and smart human on Flat Mat Radio! Kickit and Barry talked about her background in sports, her start in derby, self-care for skaters, traveling as a team, and much more. Screw Barrymore started skating in 2011 after watching Whip It. She realized that liked it heaps so she skated with a new club closer to home for a few years. After a trip to America and Camp Awesome in 2013 Barry was convinced to join the big smoke at VRDL and stumbled onto the team pretty quickly. She upgraded from bench warmer the next season in 2014 and slowly stepped into a bracing position which is her primary role on the team. Screw Barrymore captained the 2016 season and is stepping into captaincy again this year. Want to keep your favorite skaters coming to your podcast player weekly AND get awesome Flat Mat Radio bonuses? Become a patron!

30 MIN2017 FEB 18
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Episode 29: Screw Barrymore

Episode 28: Jill and Kat Talk Breath

Your favorite roller derby physical therapist is back again to talk about breathing! Jill and Kickit chat about why breathing is the most important pattern you've got, how to position your body for more symmetry and better breath and movement patterns, and why belly breathing isn't really your friend. Want to keep your favorite skaters coming to your podcast player weekly AND get awesome Flat Mat Radio bonuses? Become a patron!

40 MIN2017 FEB 11
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Episode 28: Jill and Kat Talk Breath

Episode 27: Luludemon

EWelcome to Season 3 of Flat Mat Radio! In Episode 27, Kickit chats with Luludemon (Pivotstar, Terminal City, Team Canada 2011 + 2014) about roller derby past, present, and future. Love Flat Mat Radio and want to help keep it on the air? Support the podcast at patreon.com/flatmatradio or leave a review on iTunes!

43 MIN2017 FEB 1
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Episode 27: Luludemon

Be a part of Flat Mat Radio!

Recording the first two seasons of Flat Mat Radio was a blast.I'm so stoked that I get to share conversations with your favorite skaters with you, so that you can learn more from them! Because you love the podcast so much, I want to be able to devote more time to recording and releasing the best episodes that I can. In order to do that, I need Flat Mat Radio to bring in some cash every month so that it isn't just a labor of love. Flat Mat Radio is free to listen to--and it always will be!--but it definitely isn't free to make. That's where you come in. Every dollar pledged on Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/flatmatradio- will mean more time that I can devote to recording and producing Flat Mat Radio.When you give a little cash, you're not only keeping the show on the air, you're also going to score: behind-the-scenes content and fun bonuses exclusiveFlat Mat Radiomerch the chance to submit questions to ask future guests (you know, your derby heroes!) a rad little Patreon community ...

2 MIN2017 JAN 28
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Be a part of Flat Mat Radio!

Episode 26: Smarty Pants

In Episode 26 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit chats with roller derby skater and international coach Smarty Pants. Smarty shares her thoughts on the difference between a trainer and a coach, direct and indirect learners, her love of roller derby, and what to consider when you start coaching. Nadia Kean is a derby skater and coach who plays and lives in Austin, Texas. Nadia has played for Texas and the US National Team since 2011. Nadia is the owner of Get Smarty Coaching and Strong Athletic. Nadia is an advocate for equality and equal access in sports. You can find her online at getsmartycoaching.com and strongathletic.com

45 MIN2016 DEC 8
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Episode 26: Smarty Pants

Episode 25: Demanda Riot

EEpisode 25 of Flat Mat Radio features the one and only Demanda Riot! She talks with Kickit the broken ankle she sustained in early 2016, the process of recovery, and returning to skatingafter a break. Tune in to hear her experience and her physical and mental tips for coming back to the track after an injury. Part blocker and part warrior, B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls' own Demanda Riot instills fear in – and inspires – all who oppose her on the track. Sporting fierce blocking skills, Demanda has made a name for herself in the roller derby world as a skater who embodies the extreme attitude, commitment, and athleticism of the sport.

30 MIN2016 NOV 19
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Episode 25: Demanda Riot

Episode 24: Juke Boxx

EIn Episode 24 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit welcomes Team USA and London Rollergirls skater Juke Boxx to the show! There's lots of talk about body awareness, footwork (and how it's not only about your feet), and breaking down apex jumps. A lifelong skater and rink rat, Juke Boxx is a captain/skater with London Rollergirls, London Brawling (ranked #3 in the world). A Team USA member since 2011, Juke has travelled around the world as both an athlete and a coach. She is extremely enthusiastic about this complex game of roller derby and will talk about it for hours if you let her. She has a very distinct style of skating and brings that to her coaching. It is very technical, while being encouraging and warm. This combo will help open your eyes to a new level of learning and awareness in your skating.

40 MIN2016 OCT 28
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Episode 24: Juke Boxx

Episode 23: Em Dash

EIn Episode 23, Kickit chats with longtime Gotham skater Em Dash about why mental game is so important, and how it's helped her stay in derby for the past nine years. They also discuss how there are often different versions of the same story, and Em Dash dishes about her newKickstarter project: a roller derby coloring book! Em Dash has been skating for Gotham Girls Roller Derby for nine years, including four seasons with the WFTDA-champion Gotham All Stars. She has co-captained Manhattan Mayhem and the Wall $treet Traitors, and is a Gotham coach. She is the author of Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Derbylife.com. She has also written for Derby News Network, fiveonfive magazine, and Derby Central. You can score a copy of her book at gutpunchpress.com, and get $2 off with code FLATMAT

41 MIN2016 OCT 11
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Episode 23: Em Dash

Episode 22: Tiggz

EIn Episode 22 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit chats with Tiggz from Rose City Rollers about what it's like skating with a chronic illness. Whether you've got one, have a teammate who does, or don't really know much about chronic illnesses or autoimmune diseases, there's some awesome info in this ep about all the things that it's possible to overcome, and why derby is really fucking rad. Tiggz grew up reading books and not playing sports, so she knows that roller derby is REALLY REALLY HARD. She loves to talk to other people about their difficulties in playing derby, especially if they have a chronic illness. She began skating in Los Angeles in 2010, as a member of Angel City Derby Girls, Ventura County Derby Darlins and SFV Roller Derby, before moving to Portland in 2015 to join the Rose City Rollers. Aside from derby, Tiggz also loves hockey, dachshunds and telling people they too can have perfect eyebrows, if they'd just believe.

38 MIN2016 OCT 4
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Episode 22: Tiggz

Latest Episodes

Episode 30: Punchy O'Guts

EIn Episode 30 of Flat Mat Radio, Punchy O'Guts chats with Kickit about sexism, gender bias, and toxic masculinity in roller derby. Punchy O’Guts is a skater and coach, who is currently on injury + relocation leave. She’s been active in roller derby since 2006, and shares her derby and coaching knowledge through 4Eyes Coaching and Publishing. Want to keep your favorite skaters coming to your podcast player weekly AND get awesome Flat Mat Radio bonuses? Become a patron!

36 MIN2017 FEB 28
Comments
Episode 30: Punchy O'Guts

Episode 29: Screw Barrymore

Screw Barrymore is a force on Victorian Roller Derby League, so it was awesome to have this rad and smart human on Flat Mat Radio! Kickit and Barry talked about her background in sports, her start in derby, self-care for skaters, traveling as a team, and much more. Screw Barrymore started skating in 2011 after watching Whip It. She realized that liked it heaps so she skated with a new club closer to home for a few years. After a trip to America and Camp Awesome in 2013 Barry was convinced to join the big smoke at VRDL and stumbled onto the team pretty quickly. She upgraded from bench warmer the next season in 2014 and slowly stepped into a bracing position which is her primary role on the team. Screw Barrymore captained the 2016 season and is stepping into captaincy again this year. Want to keep your favorite skaters coming to your podcast player weekly AND get awesome Flat Mat Radio bonuses? Become a patron!

30 MIN2017 FEB 18
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Episode 29: Screw Barrymore

Episode 28: Jill and Kat Talk Breath

Your favorite roller derby physical therapist is back again to talk about breathing! Jill and Kickit chat about why breathing is the most important pattern you've got, how to position your body for more symmetry and better breath and movement patterns, and why belly breathing isn't really your friend. Want to keep your favorite skaters coming to your podcast player weekly AND get awesome Flat Mat Radio bonuses? Become a patron!

40 MIN2017 FEB 11
Comments
Episode 28: Jill and Kat Talk Breath

Episode 27: Luludemon

EWelcome to Season 3 of Flat Mat Radio! In Episode 27, Kickit chats with Luludemon (Pivotstar, Terminal City, Team Canada 2011 + 2014) about roller derby past, present, and future. Love Flat Mat Radio and want to help keep it on the air? Support the podcast at patreon.com/flatmatradio or leave a review on iTunes!

43 MIN2017 FEB 1
Comments
Episode 27: Luludemon

Be a part of Flat Mat Radio!

Recording the first two seasons of Flat Mat Radio was a blast.I'm so stoked that I get to share conversations with your favorite skaters with you, so that you can learn more from them! Because you love the podcast so much, I want to be able to devote more time to recording and releasing the best episodes that I can. In order to do that, I need Flat Mat Radio to bring in some cash every month so that it isn't just a labor of love. Flat Mat Radio is free to listen to--and it always will be!--but it definitely isn't free to make. That's where you come in. Every dollar pledged on Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/flatmatradio- will mean more time that I can devote to recording and producing Flat Mat Radio.When you give a little cash, you're not only keeping the show on the air, you're also going to score: behind-the-scenes content and fun bonuses exclusiveFlat Mat Radiomerch the chance to submit questions to ask future guests (you know, your derby heroes!) a rad little Patreon community ...

2 MIN2017 JAN 28
Comments
Be a part of Flat Mat Radio!

Episode 26: Smarty Pants

In Episode 26 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit chats with roller derby skater and international coach Smarty Pants. Smarty shares her thoughts on the difference between a trainer and a coach, direct and indirect learners, her love of roller derby, and what to consider when you start coaching. Nadia Kean is a derby skater and coach who plays and lives in Austin, Texas. Nadia has played for Texas and the US National Team since 2011. Nadia is the owner of Get Smarty Coaching and Strong Athletic. Nadia is an advocate for equality and equal access in sports. You can find her online at getsmartycoaching.com and strongathletic.com

45 MIN2016 DEC 8
Comments
Episode 26: Smarty Pants

Episode 25: Demanda Riot

EEpisode 25 of Flat Mat Radio features the one and only Demanda Riot! She talks with Kickit the broken ankle she sustained in early 2016, the process of recovery, and returning to skatingafter a break. Tune in to hear her experience and her physical and mental tips for coming back to the track after an injury. Part blocker and part warrior, B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls' own Demanda Riot instills fear in – and inspires – all who oppose her on the track. Sporting fierce blocking skills, Demanda has made a name for herself in the roller derby world as a skater who embodies the extreme attitude, commitment, and athleticism of the sport.

30 MIN2016 NOV 19
Comments
Episode 25: Demanda Riot

Episode 24: Juke Boxx

EIn Episode 24 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit welcomes Team USA and London Rollergirls skater Juke Boxx to the show! There's lots of talk about body awareness, footwork (and how it's not only about your feet), and breaking down apex jumps. A lifelong skater and rink rat, Juke Boxx is a captain/skater with London Rollergirls, London Brawling (ranked #3 in the world). A Team USA member since 2011, Juke has travelled around the world as both an athlete and a coach. She is extremely enthusiastic about this complex game of roller derby and will talk about it for hours if you let her. She has a very distinct style of skating and brings that to her coaching. It is very technical, while being encouraging and warm. This combo will help open your eyes to a new level of learning and awareness in your skating.

40 MIN2016 OCT 28
Comments
Episode 24: Juke Boxx

Episode 23: Em Dash

EIn Episode 23, Kickit chats with longtime Gotham skater Em Dash about why mental game is so important, and how it's helped her stay in derby for the past nine years. They also discuss how there are often different versions of the same story, and Em Dash dishes about her newKickstarter project: a roller derby coloring book! Em Dash has been skating for Gotham Girls Roller Derby for nine years, including four seasons with the WFTDA-champion Gotham All Stars. She has co-captained Manhattan Mayhem and the Wall $treet Traitors, and is a Gotham coach. She is the author of Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Derbylife.com. She has also written for Derby News Network, fiveonfive magazine, and Derby Central. You can score a copy of her book at gutpunchpress.com, and get $2 off with code FLATMAT

41 MIN2016 OCT 11
Comments
Episode 23: Em Dash

Episode 22: Tiggz

EIn Episode 22 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit chats with Tiggz from Rose City Rollers about what it's like skating with a chronic illness. Whether you've got one, have a teammate who does, or don't really know much about chronic illnesses or autoimmune diseases, there's some awesome info in this ep about all the things that it's possible to overcome, and why derby is really fucking rad. Tiggz grew up reading books and not playing sports, so she knows that roller derby is REALLY REALLY HARD. She loves to talk to other people about their difficulties in playing derby, especially if they have a chronic illness. She began skating in Los Angeles in 2010, as a member of Angel City Derby Girls, Ventura County Derby Darlins and SFV Roller Derby, before moving to Portland in 2015 to join the Rose City Rollers. Aside from derby, Tiggz also loves hockey, dachshunds and telling people they too can have perfect eyebrows, if they'd just believe.

38 MIN2016 OCT 4
Comments
Episode 22: Tiggz