roller derby

It's podcast goodness time! This week on the Stuff You Should Know podcast program, we covered a couple of topics dealing with women. They were pretty different, but about women all the same.Tuesday's show was on roller derby, a sport that was invented in the 1950s, died in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, and has been reborn in a big way here in the new millennium. Back in the day, it was more of an endurance competition. The inventor realized pretty quickly that people banging into one another was a little more exciting though, and roller derby evolved pretty quickly into more of a contact sport.

Nowadays roller derby is increasingly popular across the US -- but how did it get its start, and how does it work? As Josh and Chuck delve into the world of roller derby, they touch on skateboarding, women's rights and more. Tune in and learn more.