The Great American Bash “Martin Luther King Jr. is Vince McMahon’s Hero”
January 18, 2017

The Great American Bash "Martin Luther King Jr. is Vince McMahon's Hero"

A podcast about the intersections of the worlds of professional wresting and presidential politics hosted by Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee.

Trump vs. Civil Rights hero John Lewis

Trump declares NATO OBSOLETE!

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is dead. He probably murdered that lady. Vince probably helped him get away with murder.

Kurt Angle is an American hero.

Trump hates The Today Show. Cena occasionally co-hosts The Today Show.

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Live at The Wonderland Ballroom with Katherine Jessup, Philippa Hughes, Morgan H West, Allison Lane, Haywood Turnipseed Jr
January 13, 2017
The Great American Bash “The Golden Era”
January 12, 2017

The Great American Bash "The Golden Era"

A podcast about the intersections of the worlds of professional wresting and presidential politics hosted by Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee.

Welcome to The Golden Era.

Austin Aries and Mauro Ranallo know how to shower down compliments.

The United States Champion is perfect and Canadian.

JeriKO or OBiden?

Corey Booker is not Dusty Rhodes.

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Live at The Hungry Brain with Liza Treyger, Fran Hoepfner, Cleveland Anderson
January 9, 2017

Live at The Hungry Brain with Liza Treyger, Fran Hoepfner, Cleveland Anderson

Esmeralda Leon for co-host

Liza Treyger for Shiprocked prep

Fran Hoepfner for funny writing

Cleveland Anderson for sincere X-Pac love

Jeremy Tromburg for house band

The Hungry Brain for venue

Chicago, Il for city

The Great American Bash “La Luchadora is La Luchadora”
January 5, 2017

The Great American Bash "La Luchadora is La Luchadora"

A podcast about the intersections of the worlds of professional wresting and presidential politics hosted by Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee.

Is the House Ethics Office the political version of Wrestler's Court?

La Luchadora is La Luchadora. Trump is Trump.

Maybe Ellsworth is more than meets the eye. Exploring gender politics on Smackdown Live.

The Miz = Alex Jones = Ultimate Warrior.

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Ubi Est Mea with Derek Dziak
January 4, 2017

Derek Dziak was a Chicagoan filmmaker, actor, radio play host, musician and newlywed. This week he passed away at the age of 33. Please consider donating to the GoFundMe for his widow.

The Great American Bash “Goodbye, Chyna”
December 31, 2016

The Great American Bash "Goodbye, Chyna"

A podcast about the intersections of the worlds of professional wresting and presidential politics hosted by Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee.

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When they go low, Stephanie McMahon goes high.

Trump's NYE Tweet was the best heel Tweet of 2016.

RIP, Chyna.

Rhyno Santa doesn't believe in unions.

WrestleMania and Royal Rumble predictions, hopes, fears.

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The Great American Bash “Moscow Screwjob”
December 14, 2016

The Great American Bash "Moscow Screwjob"

A podcast about the intersections of the worlds of professional wresting and presidential politics hosted by Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee.

Read our Slate piece.

Nothing changes until Trump gets X-Pac heat.

Booker T for mayor.

The New Day represents Black Excellence.

Michael Cole liked Cena's Trump impression.

Tribute to the Troops is fantastic. A soldier that was dishonorably discharged went over a group with American in their name.

Will Matt Hardy delete TNA? The Wyatt's? America?

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“Heel in Chief”
December 9, 2016

Chris Kelly and I wrote this for Slate: "Heel in Chief: No wonder Trump wants a WWE magnate in his administration. He and pro wrestling go way back."

The Great American Bash “A McMahon in The White House”

The Great American Bash "A McMahon in The White House"

A podcast about the intersections of the worlds of professional wresting and presidential politics hosted by Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee.

A McMahon will be in The White House, The Rock is People's Sexiest Man and John Cena is hosting Saturday Night Live. What a time to be alive!

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Behind the Desk 145: The Most Important SNL of 2016
December 7, 2016

John Cena hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend. It will be the most interesting episode of the year. 

Live at The Wonderland Ballroom with Allison Lane, Valerie Perry, Max Wolfson, Haywood Turnipseed Jr
December 6, 2016

Live at The Wonderland Ballroom with Allison Lane, Valerie Perry, Max Wolfson, Haywood Turnipseed Jr.

We've been doing this for 8 years.

Allison Lane for co-host

Valerie Perry for getting outside

Max Wolfson for jokes

Haywood Turnipseed Jr for "Color Commentary"

The Wonderland Ballroom for venue

Washington, D.C. for city

Behind the Desk 144: Why I’m the Devil
December 5, 2016
Behind the Desk 143: I’m the Devil
December 2, 2016
The Great American Bash “Proud Flag Waving Americans”
December 1, 2016

The Great American Bash "Proud Flag Waving Americans"

A podcast about the intersections of the worlds of professional wresting and presidential politics hosted by Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee.

The Donald really wants Linda McMahon involved in his administration. Really.

Is Jared Kushner hitting every potential Secretary of State with a sledgehammer?

The WWE Network is a better deal than donating to Jill Stein's recount efforts.

Billionaires like to have fun with numbers.

Vince McMahon and Donald Trump are good at working the Pope into a shoot.

Is John Cena subtweeting Trump? Yes.

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The Great American Bash “Who Will Survive?”
November 21, 2016

The Great American Bash "Who Will Survive?"

A podcast about the intersections of the worlds of professional wresting and presidential politics hosted by Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee.

Was Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions or the Trump University $25 million settlement on the cover of the Sunday New York Times? No. The Hamilton/Pence storyline occupied 1A.

Steve Bannon is an Undertaker fan.

Jared Kushner's parents paid for him to get into Harvard. He's no Triple H.

Locker room talk and golf club talk are very different.

NXT Takeover and Survivor Series recaps.

Brock Lesnar feeds people.

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The Great American Bash “Not the WWE State of the Universe”
November 16, 2016

The Great American Bash "Not the WWE State of the Universe"

A podcast about the intersections of the worlds of professional wresting and presidential politics hosted by Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee.

Read Chris' op-ed in The Washington Post: What Donald Trump learned about politics from pro wrestling

Is Steve Bannon just studying JBL's old playbook?

CM Punk saw this coming in 2011.

The Smackdown Live bench is deeper than the Democratic Party bench.

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The Great American Bash “Heel President”
November 9, 2016

The Great American Bash "Heel President"

A podcast about the intersections of the worlds of professional wresting and presidential politics hosted by Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee.

Donald Trump is the President-elect of the United States of America.

We revisit a question we asked Nate Silver at the Republican National Convention.

Trump wasn't the only WWE winner on November 8.

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Live at The Wonderland Ballroom with Allison Lane, Kevin Tit, Bridget Geiran, Haywood Turnipseed Jr.
November 7, 2016

Live at The Wonderland Ballroom with Allison Lane, Kevin Tit, Bridget Geiran, Haywood Turnipseed Jr.

The Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series Champions.

Allison Lane for co-host

Kevin Tit for jokes and tattoos

Bridget Geiran for jokes and Virginia

Haywood Turnipseed Jr for "Color Commentary"

The Wonderland Ballroom for venue

Washington, D.C. for city

The Great American Bash “Stay On Point, Donald”
November 4, 2016

The Great American Bash "Stay On Point, Donald"

A podcast about the intersections of the worlds of professional wresting and presidential politics hosted by Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee.

The go-home show before the election.

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