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Pro wrestling is a magical blend of sport and theater. Wrestling With Art is a narrative podcast dedicated to exploring this most unique form of storytelling. Hear pro wrestling's greatest characters and stories as you've never heard them before through creative writing and thought-provoking critique. Written and hosted by, Barry Hess. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wrestlingwithart/support

Wrestling With Art Barry Hess

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Pro wrestling is a magical blend of sport and theater. Wrestling With Art is a narrative podcast dedicated to exploring this most unique form of storytelling. Hear pro wrestling's greatest characters and stories as you've never heard them before through creative writing and thought-provoking critique. Written and hosted by, Barry Hess. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wrestlingwithart/support

    THE FOUR PILLARS PART III: SHAKESPEARE, NOT SPORT

    THE FOUR PILLARS PART III: SHAKESPEARE, NOT SPORT

    Wrestling With Art presents: The Four Pillars, a new four-part series dissecting the fundamental pillars of the pro wrestling storytelling construct.  

    Part III explores the Drama Pillar. Wrestling is driven by drama not competition. The drama pillar is what breathes life into characters and creates compelling interpersonal conflicts. It is the connective tissue that binds the hero and heel pillars together to form a coherent narrative.

    Visit the show online: www.anchor.fm/wrestlingwithart

    Follow the show on Facebook & follow the host of Wrestling With Art, Barry Hess on Twitter

    You can listen to Wrestling With Art on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    Subscribe today and leave the show a rating and a review!


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    • 42 min
    THE FOUR PILLARS PART II: HEAT SEEKERS

    THE FOUR PILLARS PART II: HEAT SEEKERS

    Wrestling With Art presents: The Four Pillars, a new four-part series dissecting the fundamental pillars of the pro wrestling storytelling construct. Behind every compelling hero stands a compelling villain. Part II explores the Heel Pillar, the second critical buttress of the pro wrestling storytelling construct. To be a heel is to exploit basic human emotions. It is the dirty business of getting inside a fan’s head and using their own psychological urges against them. 

    Visit the show online: www.anchor.fm/wrestlingwithart

    Follow the show on Facebook & follow the host of Wrestling With Art, Barry Hess on Twitter

    You can listen to Wrestling With Art on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    Subscribe today and leave the show a rating and a review!


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    THE FOUR PILLARS PART I: MYTHOLOGY & THE HERO'S JOURNEY

    THE FOUR PILLARS PART I: MYTHOLOGY & THE HERO'S JOURNEY

    Wrestling With Art presents: The Four Pillars, a new four-part series dissecting the fundamental pillars of the pro wrestling storytelling construct. Part I of the series will examine the role of the hero (aka the babyface) and explain how mythology and the monomyth have expertly served the narratives of pro wrestling's greatest babyface characters since the turn of the 20th century. 

    Visit the show online: www.anchor.fm/wrestlingwithart

    Follow the show on Facebook & follow the host of Wrestling With Art, Barry Hess on Twitter

    You can listen to Wrestling With Art on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    Subscribe today and leave the show a rating and a review!


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    • 41 min
    Ep. 8 FIGHT CENA FIGHT

    Ep. 8 FIGHT CENA FIGHT

    John Cena's surprising run with the US title, and subsequent US Open Challenge angle, made Monday Night Raw interesting again and put a huge emphasis on an oft overlooked mid-card title. Kevin Owen's debut in NXT, his dominant run as champion, and his surprising appearance on the main roster was the peak of unprecedented times for an expanding WWE roster. When those two beautifully crafted stories intersected in the summer of 2015, the feud between John Cena and Kevin Owens became the promotion's hottest story of the year. 



    * Original music credits in this episode: 'Music for an Assassin-Not My King' by Secession Studios, 'Fight-Kevin Owens' Orchestral Theme Song' by JD Spears, 'Drums & Percussion' by Epic Music World

    ** All Official WWE theme songs by WWE Music 

    Wrestling With Art is a narrative podcast that explores pro wrestling's greatest stories. From the famous programs of the past to the intriguing happenings of today, the show explores and celebrates the most unique form storytelling using artistic motivations and thoughtful critique as a primary guide. Barry Hess is the host of Wrestling With Art. A pro wrestling fan for over 30 years, Barry's vast historical knowledge and passion for the medium influences the content and creative direction of every show.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    INTRODUCING: THE FOUR PILLARS

    INTRODUCING: THE FOUR PILLARS

    Wrestling With Art presents: The Four Pillars, a new four-part series dissecting the fundamental pillars of the pro wrestling storytelling construct. Whether you’re a lifelong wrestling fan or a newer fan, we hope this series will expand how you think about pro wrestling and help you enjoy the storytelling process even more. Look for The Four Pillars series, coming soon to the Wrestling With Art feed wherever you listen to podcasts.

    Visit the show online: www.anchor.fm/wrestlingwithart 

    Follow the show on Facebook & follow host of Wrestling With Art, Barry Hess on Twitter

    You can listen to Wrestling With Art on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

    Subscribe today and leave the show a rating and a review!




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    • 3 min
    Ep. 7 THE GRAVEST CHALLENGE

    Ep. 7 THE GRAVEST CHALLENGE

    It was a challenge like no other for Hulk Hogan, against a force never before experienced in the World Wrestling Federation. And when the dust settled on the epic encounter, a new star was born – one that would break the rules of reality and introduce fantasy-based storytelling to pro wrestling in a way that would change the industry forever. This is the important first chapter in the epic tale that is The Undertaker's long and storied career.

    Original music in this episode credited to Lucas King (Dark Piano-Mind) and Jim Johnston (Survivor Series Theme Song, Million Dollar Man, Funeral March, The Gravest Challenge Theme Song)

    Wrestling With Art is a narrative podcast that explores pro wrestling's greatest stories. From the famous programs of the past to the intriguing happenings of today, the show explores and celebrates the most unique form storytelling using artistic motivations and thoughtful critique as a primary guide. Barry Hess is the host of Wrestling With Art. A pro wrestling fan for over 30 years, Barry's vast historical knowledge and passion for the medium influences the content and creative direction of every show.

    Website

    Facebook

    Twitter

    RATE, REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE!

    #WRESTLINGWITHART


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wrestlingwithart/support

    • 56 min

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