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The Big Event


Aug 7, 2018

Episode 37 of The Big Event podcast is a tribute to the lost roller rinks of the Bay Area, and a celebration of skating culture. With Chronicle food editor Paolo Lucchesi and education reporter Jill Tucker. They cover the history of roller skating in the Bay Area, what’s still around and pick some of the greatest roller skating songs and movies of all time.

Recorded in the San Francisco Chronicle’s basement archive.

Theme music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks. Opening signature by Leah Garchik.