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The podcast which answers the question: What if How Soccer Explains the World and Stuff You Should Know had a baby who was super into wrestling?

How Wrestling Explains the World Nick Bond

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The podcast which answers the question: What if How Soccer Explains the World and Stuff You Should Know had a baby who was super into wrestling?

    How Bret Hart in Canada Explains Wrestling

    How Bret Hart in Canada Explains Wrestling

    Nick Bond and Andy Miller kick off the next cycle of How Wrestling Explains with a discussion of How Bret Hart in Canada Explains Wrestling.
    This week’s edutaining banter features discussion of...
    - How did the New Hart Foundation and Bret Hard in Canada "soft launch" the Attitude Era?
    - What made the Canadian Stampede match so effective?
    - Was Bret Hart the last WWE performer to become as big as the brand? 
    - Did being a god in Canada ruin Bret Hart?
    - Where have all the Canadian heroes gone?
    - Who is the best Canadian wrestler, non-Bret division?
    If you dig the show, be sure to follow How Wrestling Explains on Twitter at @HWETWPod and subscribe to our YouTube Channel, How Wrestling Explains the World.
    If you could find it in your heart to rate and review the show, that’d be a mitzvah as well!
    For those who are just discovering the show, check out our previous episodes in the archive: https://howwrestlingexplains.podbean.com/
    Follow Nick on Twitter: @THEN1CKSTER
    Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyMillerJMS

    • 1 hr 8 min
    How Wrestling Explains Infinite Jest & David Foster Wallace

    How Wrestling Explains Infinite Jest & David Foster Wallace

    Nick and Mark Macyk kick off the next cycle of How Wrestling Explains with a discussion of Infinite Jest & David Foster Wallace.
    This week’s edutaining banter features discussion of...
    - What kind of universe(s) do the Teleputer and WWE Network create?
    - The self-torture of Bret Hart and David Foster Wallace 
    - The weight of influence on future generations
    - How does palpable greatness works to warp our understanding of a person's legacy?
    - Who is WWE's Don Gately?
    If you dig the show, be sure to follow How Wrestling Explains on Twitter at @HWETWPod and subscribe to our YouTube Channel, How Wrestling Explains the World.
    If you could find it in your heart to rate and review the show, that’d be a mitzvah as well!
    For those who are just discovering the show, check out our previous episodes in the archive: https://howwrestlingexplains.podbean.com/
    Follow Nick on Twitter: @THEN1CKSTER
    Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkMacyk

    • 58 min
    How the WWE Network Explains Wrestling

    How the WWE Network Explains Wrestling

    Nick and Andy kick off the next cycle of How Wrestling Explains with a discussion of the WWE Network.
    This week’s edutaining banter features discussion of...
    - What it was like in a land before time/the WWE Network
    - How did the WWE Network change the very foundation of the WWE?
    - Why Vince McMahon was so ahead of his time
    - Does the Network make the WWE worse?
    - Which lesson learned from the WWE Network was the most important?
    If you dig the show, be sure to follow How Wrestling Explains on Twitter at @HWETWPod and subscribe to our YouTube Channel, How Wrestling Explains the World.
    If you could find it in your heart to rate and review the show, that’d be a mitzvah as well!
    For those who are just discovering the show, check out our previous episodes in the archive: https://howwrestlingexplains.podbean.com/
    Follow Nick on Twitter: @THEN1CKSTER
    Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyMillerJMS

     

    • 1 hr
    How Wrestling Explains Batman

    How Wrestling Explains Batman

    Nick is joined by a very special guest this week: Dylan Roth, member of The Hell Yeah Babies and writer of the Gotham City Book Club series of critical essays on the Caped Crusader's catalog. 
    Dylan and Nick dissect the connections between Batman and Shane McMahon, discuss the intersection of art and commerce and try to decide how much Batcontent is too much Batcontent.
    (Spoiler Alert: this podcast and Dylan's blog are all the Batcontent you could ever need.)  
    Follow Nick on Twitter: @THEN1CKSTER
    Follow Dylan on Twitter: @DylanRoth

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How Shane McMahon Explains Wrestling

    How Shane McMahon Explains Wrestling

    Nick and Andy kick off the next cycle of How Wrestling Explains with a discussion of the Shane McMahon.
    This week’s edutaining banter features discussion of...
    - What made Shane one of the boys?
    - Why do promoters trust their family more than their performers?
    - How could Andy bring himself to wear a Shane O Mac jersey?
    - Did Shane change the industry for the best or the worst?
    - Would Shane have made it without his family name?
    If you dig the show, be sure to follow How Wrestling Explains on Twitter at @HWETWPod and subscribe to our YouTube Channel, How Wrestling Explains the World.
    If you could find it in your heart to rate and review the show, that’d be a mitzvah as well!
    For those who are just discovering the show, check out our previous episodes in the archive: https://howwrestlingexplains.podbean.com/
    Follow Nick on Twitter: @THEN1CKSTER
    Follow Dave on Twitter: @AndyMillerJMS

    • 49 min
    How Wrestling Explains Kaboom!

    How Wrestling Explains Kaboom!

    Nick is joined by a very special guest this week: Mark Macyk, author of Kaboom and K2B22M from Mouse House Books.
    Mark and Nick dissect the connections between Kaboom -- the harrowing tale of Stan "Thunder Man" Parker, a weatherman who winds up in a web of conspiracy, racing against the clock to the save the world (or at least Western PA) from catastrophe, all while maintaining the rugged handsomeness that you've come to expect from meteorologists  -- and professional wrestling, the meteorology of entertainment.
    They breakdown Mark's writing process, discuss what wrestling can learn from "Thunder Man" and plot the future of the Mark Macyk Literary Universe.
    Follow Nick on Twitter: @THEN1CKSTER
    Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkMacyk

    • 51 min

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