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If you've always wanted to know what the real story was behind some of wrestling's biggest moments, Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard will finally give you the real answer. A terrific storyteller, Bruce has done and seen it all and now he's going to share it all with you so sit back and be ready for a wild ride! Join Bruce and his partner in crime, Conrad Thompson as they take you through the WWF's expansion in the 80s, Houston Wrestling, the challenging early 90s for the WWF, the GWF ...
 
Teddy Hart may be the most notorious name in Pro Wrestling. His journey through Pro Wrestling has been a unique one, must to the delight and disdain of many wrestling fans and insiders. Each week we will not only dissect Teddy Hart, but the entire pro wrestling business. He has worked for every single major promotion in the world and has stories to tell! You'll hear the inside dirt from not only Teddy himself, but also many of the top stars in the industry he has befriended along the way. Su ...
 
For over forty years Jim Ross has been the Voice of Wrestling. From starting as referee in the regional territories to becoming the Executive Vice President for WWE, nobody has a story quite like Jim Ross. From recruiting and hiring some of the biggest superstars in the industry to providing the soundtrack for the most important moments in wrestling history, "Good Ole JR" was there for it all. Join us every Thursday morning as Conrad Thompson grills JR like you've never heard before, uncut a ...
 
The NonFunGerbils Podcast explores the world of non-fungible assets and the growing decentralised economy. Each week Luke and George host an interesting guest who is involved in the non-fungible token (NFT) space. Different NFT projects are explored during ‘Show & Tell’. Each episode a new set of NonFunGerbil NFTs is given away to the listeners who come up with the funniest / most entertaining descriptions for that gerbil. The very best suggestion gets that description minted into the NFT an ...
 
What’s your story? It’s a question that our host, Matt Story, has been asked countless times throughout his life. In this podcast, he sits with leaders to explore how their experience as a person of color has helped them in blazing new trails. Matt brings his love of storytelling to amplify how his guests utilized their diverse background and experiences to make an impact on the world. If you are ready to unlock your superpower and looking for inspiration, this podcast is for you. If you wou ...
 
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What will happen with music festivals this year? For Front Row, DJ Emily Dust talks to some of those involved.Keeley Hawes is one of the most in-demand British actors for TV and film, with exceptional performances in a wide variety of roles. Coming soon for UK viewers there’ll be ITV’s dark comedy Finding Alice; To Olivia – a film about Roald Dahl’…
 
Stardust is the new film about David Bowie’s promotional tour of the United States in 1971 during which he began to develop the concept of Ziggy Stardust. Bowie is played by musician and actor Johnny Flynn and the film has already attracted attention as they were unable to secure the rights to Bowie’s songs. Writer and Bowie fan Mark Billingham rev…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, LISTEN as Jim and Conrad revisit Royal Rumble 2001, which took place on January 21, 2001 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. Kurt Angle is our world champion. Stone Cold has just returned from surgery. The Undertaker is the American Bad Ass. And WCW is just about to go out of business. Welcome to 2001 folks!…
 
As RuPaul’s Drag Race UK returns for a second season and the US series welcomes its first trans man as a competitor, are the ironically gendered boundaries of drag breaking down and what about the other side of drag - the kings? Drag kings Don One and Jodie Mitchell, better known as John Travulva, join Samira to talk about the world of Kings.Courtt…
 
Happy New Year and welcome to Secure The Seat. This week I chat with a friend of the podcast, Kanika Tolver. We discuss how to shift your mindset and vote for a better life. You can also watch the live episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnJZVCjhV5U&t=3s Kanika is no ordinary “social-preneur”. She is a highly decorated information technol…
 
Oscar winning actress Regina King tells Kirsty about her debut film as a director, One Night in Miami, inspired by the real-life meeting between Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown on the night that Ali (then still called Cassius Clay) defeated Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight World Champion title.Europe's first classical music stat…
 
Ben Okri published his poem 'Grenfell Tower, June 2017' in the Financial Times a few days after the inferno. On Channel 4's Facebook page it was played more than 6 million times. This is but one of his poems written in response to current events, politics and people, gathered in his new book, A Fire in my Head: Poems for the Dawn. Okri considers th…
 
Five years ago, on 10th Jan 2016, David Bowie died, just two days after his 69th birthday. To mark the anniversary, we revisit John Wilson's 2002 interview with him, recorded in New York. Two composers – Hannah Peel and Neil Brand – will also be discussing Bowie’s music and considering its legacy and influence.Ingrid Persaud has won the First Novel…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad discuss the 30+ year career of the tag team best known as The Bushwhackers! Bruce takes us back to his first meeting with the Luke and Butch, the origins of the gimmick, and some of their most memorable matches. We’re going back in time to learn all about the wacky team that once upon a time…
 
Pa Salieu, the Gambian-British artist from Coventry, has been named as the winner of the BBC Sound of 2021. His single Frontline was the most played track on BBC Radio 1Xtra in 2020. In 2019 he was shot in the head, but recovered to release his debut mixtape Send Them To Coventry at the end of 2020 and now picks up one of the biggest accolades in n…
 
What better way for us to kick 2021 off than a WATCHALONG edition of Grilling JR, as Jim and Conrad revisit WWE’s attempt to bring back Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal in 2008. It's a special edition of Raw - RAW ROULETTE - which aired on January 7, 2008 from Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it ca…
 
On 28th September 1985 Lee Lawrence’s mother Cherry Groce was shot by police during an armed raid on her Brixton home. Lee Lawrence talks to Samira Ahmed about his Costa Biography award winning memoir The Louder I will Sing in which he recounts the devastating impact the shooting had on the family’s life and his courageous fight for justice.As Brit…
 
The Great, a new ahistorical comedy from The Favourite writer Tony McNamara arrives on Channel 4 this month. Describing itself as “an occasionally true story”, it is a satirical drama about the rise of Catherine the Great, staring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult. McNamara talks period dramas, historical inaccuracies and contemporary characters.The …
 
Suzannah Lipscomb, Chair of Judges for the Costa Book Awards 2020, joins us to reveal exclusively the winners in each of category: Novel, Children’s, Poetry, Biography and Debut Novel. This is followed by an interview with the winner of the Best Novel category.Dante Alighieri wrote The Divine Comedy 7 centuries ago but - like all great literature –…
 
Happy New Year! KoPW Style… What does that mean? I’m not 100% sure but it probably involves vulnerability, humor, charm, and the search for perspective on life, love, & death. Oh, and wrestling! Lots of wrestling! Do I succeed? Who knows? What I do know is this past week has been a cathartic experience. I talk about Brodie Lee, AEW’s tribute show, …
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad revisit the first WWE event of 2007 - the January 1 edition of Monday Night Raw from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL. But this isn’t just any episode of Raw. This is RAW...is...FEDERLINE! Or specifically, this is the Raw where John Cena headlined against Britney Spears’ then-freeloa…
 
Front Row celebrates some of the art that brightened a dark year.British violinist Tasmin Little has hung up her violin and retired from the concert stage in 2020. It’s the last night of the last year of her performing career - she looks back, and says goodbye to the year in style.Satirist Craig Brown won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction t…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, The Voice of Wrestling Jim Ross and Conrad answer your questions! It's time for another edition of "Ask JR Anything". JR opens with a few words about the late Brodie Lee, plus his promise to Brodie Jr. Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy? Bundling policies wi…
 
The family you choose, rather than the family you’re born into, is fertile territory for writers. From Henry V, to The Lord of the Rings, to Josie and the Pussycats, family dynamics between those who start as strangers keep storytelling going. Playwright Temi Wilkey and screenwriter Sarah Dollard join Samira to talk about the enduring and endearing…
 
The pianist Lang Lang this year released his first recording of Bach's 1741 keyboard masterpiece, Goldberg Variations, feeling he was finally ready to do so 20 years into his own musical career.At the piano from a studio near his home in Beijing, Lang Lang discusses the work originally written for harpsichord, what a challenge it presents for a per…
 
The pandemic is having a profound impact on the arts. But you don't need to go anywhere, involve other people or need many materials, to write or read poetry, and during the lockdown people have turned to verse. In an extended edition of Front Row devoted to poetry Samira Ahmed hears from the Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, about his recent writing …
 
Join Bruce and Conrad as they give control of this very special BONUS episode of Something To Wrestle. Bruce answers fans burning questions and nothing is off limits! This bonus episode has been decades in the making and it's all brought to you by Geico! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy?…
 
Tim Minchin, the Australian stage performer with unkempt long hair and black mascara eyes, looks back over his career since his early days trying to scrape a living in Perth and Melbourne. As he releases his first ever solo album Apart Together at the age of 45, he reflects on his early struggle to make a living through music, the success of his st…
 
Why have a Merry Christmas when you can have a NO HOLDS BARRED Christmas?!?!? On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad sit down and watch the 1989 cult classic No Holds Barred! Rip Thomas (Hulk Hogan) is the WWF champion, and his appearances on network television have been a thorn in the side of Mr. Brell, the head of the strugglin…
 
Join Paul, Mitch, and Emily as they inspect the second half of WWE King of the Ring 1996 with special guest "Ruthless" Micheal Wayne! Paul gets to tell a fun story, Mitch gets though the Mid Roll surprisingly well, Emily and Micheal Wayne announce there new show "High Fives and Hot Takes"!? Thanks to Steve B. for the intro music!…
 
Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones discuss their new Netflix mocumentary Death to 2020, a documentary-style film that tells the story of the year we’ll be glad to put behind us, featuring fictitious figures played by the likes of Hugh Grant, Samuel L Jackson and Tracey Ullman.Opera diva, drag artist and cabaret turn Le Gateau C…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, LISTEN as Jim and Conrad revisit Starrcade 1990: Collision Course, the eighth annual Starrcade event, which took place on December 16, 1990 at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. In it, we'd see a main event steel cage match between Sting and The Black Scorpion for the NWA Championship. Plus, Doom vs. Arn Anderson …
 
Join J.R. and Conrad as they take a deep dive into the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels 1997 and 1998 years in the WWF. The company strapped a rocket to Michaels during this time and he got white hot. Get insight in this bonus episode about Michaels you won't find anywhere else brought to you by Geico! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I …
 
Mackenzie Crook talks about Saucy Nancy, the latest episode in his festive revivals of the children’s TV series Worzel Gummidge, which originally aired in the late 1970s. Saucy Nancy sees the children visit a scrapyard, where they meet Worzel's old friend Saucy Nancy. She's a carved ship’s figurehead, and wants their help to get back to the sea. As…
 
We are joined by John Linden and Rudy Koch of Mythical Games John and Rudy are part of the super star team that setup Mythical and have bought us the game Blankos Block Party This interview was great fun and at the end we read out a couple of the entries for Elf Gerbil and announce the next NonFunGerbil giveaway and competition. Please excuse some …
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, Jim and Conrad profile the life and career of Joan Marie Laurer, better known to us wrestling fans as Chyna. As you're about to learn, tragedy is part of Chyna’s story, starting early in her life. But, there are many highs along the way, as well. The guys explore the highs, the lows, and everything in between, on "Th…
 
Creator Chris van Dusen on Bridgerton, Netflix’s new drama series set in Regency England, about the daughter of a powerful family as she makes her debut onto London’s competitive marriage market.Award-winning novelist Rachel Joyce has created “Christmas by the Lake”, a new drama for BBC Radio 4. It’s a story with a twist on the Christmas theme and …
 
Join Bruce and Conrad as they take your questions about the 8th Wonder of the World and then tell his incredible story that made him one of the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling. Andre was the biggest attraction brought to us by the WWF and he's the subject of our biggest bonus episode brought to you by Geico! Do you own or ren…
 
Director George C. Wolfe on his new film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, in which Viola Davis stars as the legendary “Mother of the Blues” Ma Rainey, alongside the late Chadwick Boseman, in his final role. It’s adapted from August Wilson’s play which is part of his ten play cycle chronicling African American experience in the 20th Century. Pianist Winifr…
 
Guest Filsinger Games Filsinger Games produces cards and dice games featuring Champions of the Galaxy, Ring of Honor, Evolve, CZW, CHIKARA, SHIMMER, and more! Filsinger Games (@FilsingerGames) | Twitter www.filsingergames.com It’s the best time of the year! December releases for Filsinger Games have hit. All three major product lines get something …
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad revisit In Your House 5: Season's Beatings, which took place on December 17, 1995 at the Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, PA. In it, we'd see a rematch from SummerSlam 1992 between WWF Champion Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog. Other matches included HHH vs. Henry Godwin in a Hog Pen Match, Un…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, WATCH as Jim and Conrad revisit Clash of the Champions IV: Season's Beating, which took place on December 7, 1988 at the UTC Arena in Chattanooga, TN. This was the first Clash following the sale of JCP to Turner, and the subsequent name change to World Championship Wrestling. In it, we'd see Ric Flair and Barry Windh…
 
2020 marks Ludwig Van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, and pianist Boris Giltburg has taken on the mammoth task of learning, performing and recording all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas. What does it take to learn and record eleven hours of music and what can you learn about one of the world’s most famous composers.? Boris discusses the project and shar…
 
Wonder Woman was the film that turned the reputation of DC Comics’ foray into big budget movies around in 2017. Director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot return for the sequel which sees Wonder Woman and her love interest, played by Chris Pine, transplanted from the trenches of World War I to the technicolour world of the 80s. Can they repeat the s…
 
Novelist William Boyd and Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at Oxford, reflect on the work of John le Carré exploring why he was more than a spy novelist, and how history shaped his novels and how they then shaped history.Comedy duo The Pin join Samira to talk about their West End debut “The Comeback”, which wittily dissects the dyn…
 
Guest ShiningWizardDesigns Trying to catalogue an industry. DM for commissions and Redbubble https://t.co/Sb8ESPZWZx for merchandise ShiningWizardDesigns (@ShiningWizardDs) | Twitter The fantastic Matt Charlton joins me for another round. This time we’re talking about his latest book, J-Crowned: An Illustrated Guide to Champions of Japanese Wrestli…
 
The death of actress Barbara Windsor was announced today. A household name from EastEnders and the Carry On films, she was also acclaimed for her early performances at Joan Littlewood's Theatre Royal Stratford East. Cultural commentator Matthew Sweet discusses her career. The DCMS announced today the latest release of money from the Cultural Recove…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, we're calling yet another audible...one that we think you're going to really enjoy. On the heels of one our most talked about episodes ever, we continue with our celebration of the life and career of the late, great Pat Patterson. If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, www.savewithconrad.co…
 
On this episode of Grilling JR, LISTEN as Jim and Conrad revisit WWE's Armageddon from 20 years ago, which took place on December 10, 2000 at the Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, AL. The main event featured a Hell in a Cell match for the WWF Championship with a couple of guys you may be familiar with - Angle, Austin, Rock, HHH, Unde…
 
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