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It’s time to rumble — and roll

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Roller Derby Extreme Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

This week on The History of Fun, Abby Russell of Giant Bomb joins us for Plante’s final week of paternity leave. And thank god she did, because she’s clearly the perfect expert to talk about the wild, awesome origins of ROLLER DERBY! It definitely doesn’t sound dangerous at all!

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