Everything You Need to Know About Roller Derby

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 632

  • Aug 28, 2020 7:00 pm
  • 52:39 mins

Ruling Life on the Track Guest: Devoney Looser, Professor of English at Arizona State University, editor of “The Daily Jane Austen: A Year of Quotes,” and member of the Arizona Derby Dames—a team on which she skates as “Stone Cold Jane Austen” Knee pads, helmets, nicknames, and punching. That may be what comes to mind when you picture roller derby. Devoney Looser, aka “Stone Cold Jane Austen” gives us the scoop on what life is like on the track, including how Covid-19 is affecting the sport.  It’s Like Hockey, But at the Bottom of a Pool Guest: Tyera Eulberg, USA Women's Elite Underwater Hockey Team Ice hockey. Field hockey. Underwater hockey? This lesser-known sport has been around since the 1950s, and it is one of the most intense sports out there, since you have to do it holding your breath.  Learn more about underwater hockey here.  Race Walking Guests: Jeff Salvage, race-walking coach, founder, racewalk.com, and former international competitor; Miranda Melville, Olympian race walker Race walking is a serious sport for serious athletes. It is distinguished from running by keeping one foot on the ground at all times. Fastidious form is paramount, and it's helpful for everyone to learn how to do it as they age. Marcus Smith wonders if it's a sport he should take up.