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Kinda Fun

A weekly Arts, Performing Arts and Sports podcast featuring Ben Kissel
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Welcome to Kinda Fun! We're Ben Kissel and Katy Dierks and each week we meet up to talk about our love of rasslin'.    
Don't worry you can still listen to us mark out about wrestling!  
Ben and Katy predict what Matt Hardy's tweets could foretell, talk about The Rock's daughter, and recall a Montreal mafia hit from the 90's. Listen to Kinda Fun free on Spotify! Check out Ben's documentary "Hail Yourself America", now availab
Ben and Katy talk about the Royal Rumble, Vince Mcmahon canning two WWE execs and Ben packs his bags for the Chris Jericho cruise.   Listen to Kinda Fun free on Spotify!   Check out Ben's documentary "Hail Yourself America", now available to s
Ben and Katy talk about 4 more years of AEW wrestling, intergender wrestling and which day is drunker: Royal Rumble or Thanksgiving   Listen to Kinda Fun free on Spotify!   Check out Ben's documentary "Hail Yourself America", now available to
Ben and Katy gab about all the Tessa Blanchard drama, The Revival filing for a new trademark (and possibly moving to AEW) and Ben plans a trip to King Corbin Kentucky   Listen to Kinda Fun free on Spotify!   Check out Ben's documentary "Hail Yo
Ben and Katy catch you up with all the latest in the world of wrestling: that Lana + Bobby wedding, New Japan Wrestle Kingdom and lots of Twitter drama   Chicago! Pontiac! Milwaukee! Check out Page 7 and Wizard and the Bruiser Live this weekend
Ben and Katy are joined by RJ City and they talk about his feud with David Arquette, his idea of a perfect wrestling show and RJ shares a steamy (literally) Roddy Piper story.    Who should Ben go on a dream wrestling date with next? Email us a
Ben and Katy are joined by badass game-changer Priscilla Kelly and they talk about her controversial tampon move, who's in her corner and how pissing people off makes her laugh.    What do you think? Email us at [email protected] (except y
Ben and Katy are joined by lynchpin New Japan wrestler Rocky Romero and they talk about focusing on the basics, how audiences differ internationally and about Rocky's Batman-esque training regimen.    See Rocky in person at NJPW Presents Lion's
Ben and Katy are joined by Peter Avalon (AEW, Championship Wrestling From Arizona) and they talk about what the most painful wrestling style is, training David Arquette for his deathmatch, and,  just in time for Thanksgiving, that time Peter wr
Ben and Katy are joined by Royce Isaacs! They talk about what it's like to have Billy Corgan as a boss, working as a wrestling extra and how heavy those belts really are.    Watch Royce on NWA Powerrr!    Marking out? We want to hear from you!
Ben and Katy are joined by King of the Indies, Effy. They talk about the Jordan Myles t-shirt debacle, how wrestling is getting friendlier for queer talent and Effy gives us a peek at his Dusty Rhodes foot tattoo.    Los Angeles! Effy is perfor
Ben and Katy are joined by Tyler Bateman and they talk about the LA scene, the crossover of horror and wrestling, and Ben asks "where are all the dongs?"     Who should be on Katy's Fantasy Nice League? Write to us! [email protected]    
Ben and Katy are joined by the Murderous Matt Knicks (Freelance Wrestling) and they talk about the grassroots nature of indie wrestling, letting wrestlers be wrestlers and how to stay edgy while avoiding cliches.        Hey Chicago! You don't w
Ben and Katy are joined by LeRoy Green and they talk about his signature style, the overlap of nerd culture and wrestling, and the importance of representation in the ring.      Watch this week's Match from the Past here!     We want to hear f
Ben and Katy recap a jam-packed week of wrestling and discuss the indies being in danger of poaching from larger franchises, the fandom growing alongside new stars and they side-eye the Lashley/Lana kiss.   Watch this week's Match from the Past
Ben and Katy are joined by New Japan badass Brody King and they talk breaking kayfabe on social media, his passion for music and the next generation of wrestlers coming up through the ranks.    We want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected]
Ben and Katy are joined by YUMA and they talk about his worst injury, his tag team, the RockNES Monsters, and how he has the best merch in the biz.    We want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected]
Ben and Katy are joined by Conrad Thompson (Something to Wrestle, Starcast) and they pick his brain on the wide world of wrestling fandom, how today is the best time to be a fan, and Conrad picks our Match from the Past!   Email us! KindaFunLPN
Ben and Katy are joined by Brittany Blake and they dive into Brittany's origin story, intergender wrestling and Brittany shares her most brutal injury.    Email us! [email protected]
Ben and Katy recap Summer Slam, NXT TakeOver, and they answer some listener mail and share their own finishing moves.   Email us! [email protected]
Ben and Katie are joined by Casanova Valentine and they discuss hardcore wrestling, finding methods to the madness and they even finagle a couple of trade secrets out of Casanova.   Email us! [email protected]
Ben and Katie are joined by celebrity ref Rick Knox and they pick his brain on the resurgence of wrestling in popular culture, the physical toll on refs and living the gimmick.    Watch Rick on AEW, premiering this October 2nd on TNT.     
Ben and Katy recap this week in matches, from Fight for the Fallen to WWE Extreme Rules and they rewatch Big Van Vader vs Antonio Inoki for our Match from the Past.    Email us! [email protected]   Get more info about "This is Wrestling - T
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