Flat Mat Radio
By Kat Selvocki
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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.
||ExplicitEpisode 30: Punchy O'Guts||In 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...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,...||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27: Luludemon||Welcome 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...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe 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...||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25: Demanda Riot||Episode 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 skating after a break. Tune in to hear her experience and her...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24: Juke Boxx||In 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...||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: Em Dash||In 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...||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22: Tiggz||In 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...||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Chrome Molly and Kickit Talk Yoga for Derby||In Episode 21, Chrome Molly turns the table on Kickit and interviews her! Kickit shares her derby story, and Chrome Molly and Kickit chat about what makes a good yoga teacher, and why "I'm not flexible" is not an excuse to skip yoga, and why it's...||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Tear o'Bite||In Episode 20 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit nerds out with Tear o'Bite about shoulders, the difference between off-skates training and off-skates cross-training, how skaters can benefit from Tae Kwon Do forms, and why failing is pretty f*****g awesome....||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Sweetart||In Episode 19 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit chats with Sweetart, author of The Ultimate Mental Toughness Guide for Roller Derby! They discuss teambuilding, why positivity matters, and how to foster a healthy league culture. Sweetart is the founder and...||7/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Delilah Decider||In Episode 18 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit chats with Decider about all things RollerCon! Delilah Decider is the Registration Manager for RollerCon, an NSO and fresh meat trainer for Angel City, and a moderator of RollerCon 2016 - Crank It Up to 11, the..||7/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Barbara Ambush||In Episode 17, Kickit and Ambush talk transferring leagues, why hockey skills translate well to derby, footwork, and why you should try skating without your toe stops. Ambush also shares a little info about being a Bont Quadstar and the Texies! ...||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Varla Vendetta||In Episode 16, Varla Vendetta chats with Kickit about retirement, skating on the first Team USA, her love affair with Norway's Nidaros All-Stars, and how yoga helped her roller derby game. ...||7/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Jill and Kat Talk Pelvic Floor||Jill Nye the Science Guy is back for the most anticipated podcast episode of the year: all about the pelvic floor! Find out what your pelvic floor actually is, why you shouldn't pee when you get hit, how to do a kegel correctly, and why using your...||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: Prime Returns!||Octopus Prime returns to Flat Mat Radio in Season 2! This time, she and Kat talk about setting goals for cross-training based on your roller derby goals, as well as tracking metrics in different ways. Oh, and bodily fluids. And butts, 'natch. Octopus..||6/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Midge Wilhelm||In Episode 13 of Flat Mat Radio, Kat talks with Midge Wilhelm of Denver Roller Derby about her competitive nature, how she uses her size to an advantage on the track, how to think about strategy as a jammer, and her athletic background prior to roller..||6/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Artoo||Flat Mat Radio is back for Season 2! Tune into this interview with Artoo Detoonate of Providence Roller Derby and Roller Derby Junkies to hear about why you should be watching more footage and *how* to watch footage. She's got some rad tips as a...||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Kat and Jill Talk Hips||In Episode 11 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit brings back Jill Nye the Science Guy to talk about one of their (and your!) favorite topics: HIPS. Jill breaks down why you need to strengthen--NOT STRETCH--your psoas, and both Kickit and Jill have kind of a...||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Ana Bollocks||In Episode 10 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit chats with Ana Bollock of Gotham Girls Roller Derby. After a season of retirement, Bollocks is back with the Gotham All-Stars, and she has a lot to say about retiring, returning, derby over 40, and listening to...||4/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Octopus Prime||In Episode 9 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit chats with Octopus Prime of Northwest Derby Company and Iron Octopus Fitness about intelligent cross-training, progress not perfection, Prime's love affair with foam rolling, and of course: BUTTS.Octopus Prime is..||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Grand Theft Autumn||If you've been wondering about what you need to be eating and drinking during bout week or to keep you at the top of your game, this episode of Flat Mat Radio is for you! Kickit chats with dietitian and skater Grand Theft Autumn about hydration, good...||3/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Booty Quake||In Episode 7 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit talks with Booty Quake of Roller Derby Athletics about roller derby fitness, nailing the 27 in 5, and why butts are awesome and important.A lifelong athlete, Booty Quake has been playing roller derby since 2007....||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Amy Kuretsky||In Episode 6 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit chats with Amy Kuretsky, an acupuncturist and health coach, about how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help skaters stay in top condition. Topics of conversation include why acupuncture isn't only for when...||3/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: LeBrawn Maimes||In Episode 5 of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit talks mental game with LeBrawn Maimes of Charm City Roller Girls. With six year of skating and a degree in sports psychology in her hip bag, LeBrawn's got a lot of killer mental game tips. Whether you're at...||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Jill Nye the Science Guy||For the fourth episode of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit chats with physical therapist and Rat City skater Jill Nye the Science Guy about what derby is doing to the muscles in our bodies, and how you can work on balancing things out. Because y'all,...||2/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Bonnie Thunders||In Episode 3, Kickit chats with Bonnie Thunders of Gotham Girls Roller Derby about derby/life balance, training to stay at the top, and mental game. Plus, we confirm once and for all whether she's human or a cyborg.Bonnie Thunders is an...||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Kristen Lee||In the second episode of Flat Mat Radio, Kickit talks with Kristen Lee of the London Roller Girls about #derbybaby, how she's dealt with her "nine month injury", and how it felt to watch LRG at WFTDA champs while sitting on the sidelines. Kitty has...||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Smacktivist||Tune into the first episode of Flat Mat Radio, Flat Mat Yoga's podcast on care and maintenance for the roller derby skater. In Episode 1, Kickit chats with The Smacktivist of Ohio Roller Girls about how they got into roller derby, off-skates training...||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
It's like listening to two friends having a conversation
Except you're a friend too, and everything they're talking about you've wanted to know, you just haven't been able to ask. Derby as a whole is not as accessible as other sports so with that neither are our superstars. Kat brings our sports heroines into our homes and easily accessible. Keep up the great work, I can't wait to hear more!
Derby bodies meet yoga brains.
Kat curates the minds of top derby athletes to bring wisdom, humor, and advice. I look forward to new episodes each week and I always feel inspired after listening.
Such a joy!
I can't say enough good things about this podcast! The interviews are really a joy to listen to and so well done. The questions are constructive and make the conversations flow so well that you lose track of time while listening to them (in a good way!)
Kat has created such a fun podcast that offers a fresh perspective on an incredibly unique sport -- everyone should be listening to this!!!
Also as a new skater I am enjoying all of the tips and insight from Kat as well as the different skaters being interviewed, so helpful!