25 episodes

Lady Wrestler: The Story Behind the Story gives listeners an exclusive peek into the documentary "Lady Wrestler," which chronicles trailblazing Black female wrestlers from the 1950s and '60s. The movie debuts February 16, 2021 on Amazon Prime Video during Black History Month. For more information, visit http://www.ladywrestlermovie.com

Lady Wrestler: The Story Behind the Story Chris Bournea

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Lady Wrestler: The Story Behind the Story gives listeners an exclusive peek into the documentary "Lady Wrestler," which chronicles trailblazing Black female wrestlers from the 1950s and '60s. The movie debuts February 16, 2021 on Amazon Prime Video during Black History Month. For more information, visit http://www.ladywrestlermovie.com

    Special Episode: The Lost "Lady Wrestler" Jet Magazine Edition!

    Special Episode: The Lost "Lady Wrestler" Jet Magazine Edition!

    Did you know Jet Magazine published an article about the black women who integrated pro wrestling in 1952 - almost 70 years before the "Lady Wrestler" documentary was released? To get your copy of this piece of history, click here

    To watch the "Lady Wrestler" documentary on Amazon Prime Video, click here.

    • 5 min
    Special Olympics Episode: Black Women Athletes and Mental Health

    Special Olympics Episode: Black Women Athletes and Mental Health

    Recent attention that Olympic athletes Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka and Sha'Carri Richardson garnered for focusing on their mental health is reminiscent of the experiences of the African-American women who integrated pro wrestling in the 1950s.

    Read Lisa Respers France's insightful CNN column "All the Black Women in Us Are Tired" by clicking here.

    Watch the documentary "Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring" on Amazon Prime Video by clicking here.

    • 8 min
    Special Episode: A Tribute to The Late Wrestling Legend Ethel Brown

    Special Episode: A Tribute to The Late Wrestling Legend Ethel Brown

    This episode is a special tribute to wrestling legend Ethel Brown, who passed away the week of July 19, 2021.

    For more information about the documentary "Pin Down Girl: The Story of Ethel Brown," which was directed by her daughter Fyffe Aschenbrenner, click here.

    To watch Ethel Brown's commentary in the documentary "Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring," click here.

    To read Ethel Brown's Slam Wrestling obituary, click here.

    • 5 min
    Episode 21: Trish Adora: Fighting for Equality In and Out of the Ring

    Episode 21: Trish Adora: Fighting for Equality In and Out of the Ring

    Wrestling star Trish Adora shares her experiences fighting for equality inside and outside the ring.

    Follow Trish Adora on Instagram.

    Watch Trish Adora in the "Southside Suplex" documentary.

    Stream the "Lady Wrestler" documentary on Amazon Prime Video.

    • 30 min
    Episode 20: Nick Alexander and John Orlando on the Status of Women in the Wrestling Industry

    Episode 20: Nick Alexander and John Orlando on the Status of Women in the Wrestling Industry

    Wrestling podcasters Nick Alexander, co-host of the 10 Bell Pod Pod podcast, and John Orlando, host of the PVDcast, weigh in on why women's wrestling appeals to male fans and the status of women in the industry. The episode also features a sneak peek of my upcoming interview with wrestling star Trish Adora about the ongoing battle for Black women to win equal pay and respect in the industry.

    For the full story of the history of African-American women in pro wrestling, stream the "Lady Wrestler" documentary on Amazon Prime Video.

    • 11 min
    Episode 19: Wrestling Star Roni Nicole On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Episode 19: Wrestling Star Roni Nicole On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    In this episode, wrestling superstar Roni Nicole shares her perspective on how to bring about true, lasting equity in the wrestling industry and society at large for women, especially women of color.

    Follow Roni Nicole on Twitter.

    Watch the "Lady Wrestler" documentary on Amazon Prime Video.

    • 36 min

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