9 episodes

A deep dive into pro wrestling with a journalist, a sound artist, and a guy who smashes people over the head with chairs for a living.

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A deep dive into pro wrestling with a journalist, a sound artist, and a guy who smashes people over the head with chairs for a living.

    Australian wrestling — the past, present and future

    Australian wrestling — the past, present and future

    From the dizzying heights of Festival Hall to the crushing lows of scout hall "arenas", Australian wrestling has a proud, chequered history ... and an exciting future. It’s a bumper season finale hosted by Clem Bastow, Krackerjak and Atticus Bastow. Huge thanks to guests George 'The Hitman' Julio, Rowan Herbstreet and Will Osprey.

    Hosted by Clem Bastow, Atticus Bastow, and Krackerjak.

    • 50 min
    "I Can Hear Bells Ringing!"— the sound of wrestling

    "I Can Hear Bells Ringing!"— the sound of wrestling

    There’s nothing quite like the sound of wrestling, from the bell to the bumps to the over-the-top entrance themes. Join us as we unpack the sonic experience of a wrestling show. Hosted by Clem Bastow, Atticus Bastow, and Krackerjak. Many thanks to our guests Drew Menard and Philip Brophy.



    Hosted by Clem Bastow, Atticus Bastow, and Krackerjak.

    • 39 min
    When Pro-Wrestling met MMA — the rise of strong style

    When Pro-Wrestling met MMA — the rise of strong style

    Hard-hitting and strike-crazy, Strong Style was born in Japan and has spread worldwide, captivating fans and giving in-ring action an uncompromising edge. But how hard is too hard when it comes to making those strikes look real? Hosted by Clem Bastow, Atticus Bastow and Krackerjak and thanks to our guests Bad Luck Fale, Jake Andrewartha and Jonah Rock.

    Hosted by Clem Bastow, Atticus Bastow, and Krackerjak.

    • 37 min
    Now do it ten more times — wrestling training

    Now do it ten more times — wrestling training

    What does it take to become a pro wrestler? Turns out, it’s more than just a good entrance song: we get the lowdown on workouts, drills and diets, from those running the drills as well as those who’ve done them with WWE superstar The Miz, Carlo Cannon, and Nick Bury.

    Hosted by Clem Bastow, Atticus Bastow, and Krackerjak.

    • 22 min
    Back bumps and spinal infections — the realities of wrestling

    Back bumps and spinal infections — the realities of wrestling

    Wrestling can hurt; it can even kill. From painkiller addiction and bloodcurdling injuries to the loneliness of the road, we explore the hidden dangers of sports entertainment. Featuring interviews with wrestlers Dowie James, Vixsin, and author Jenny Valentish.

    Hosted by Clem Bastow, Atticus Bastow, and Krackerjak.

    • 37 min
    Thumbtacks and baseball bats — hardcore wrestling

    Thumbtacks and baseball bats — hardcore wrestling

    Wrestling might be "fake" but falling backwards into a barbed-wire-wrapped table is very real. Find out what it takes to make it in hardcore wrestling, and why anyone in their right mind would want to do it. Guests Cremator, Syd Parker, and Mad Dog McRea.

    Hosted by Clem Bastow, Atticus Bastow, and Krackerjak.

    • 36 min

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