Smark & Friends

Smark & Friends

By Two Finger Guns Club
Smark & Friends; watching wrestling with people who don’t watch wrestling! Our host, Zak, welcomes actors, musicians, fight choreographers, and other Montreal artists to watch a match, and we invite YOU along for the ride! Listen to the podcast on it’s own, OR queue up on Powerslam.tv and use this podcast as an alternate commentary track. #WrestlingIsForEveryone, and S&F wants to show how true that is! Host: Zak Thriepland Producer: Kristina Lulham Technical Producer: Kristina Lulham Network: Two Finger Guns Club * Thank you to http://www.freesfx.co.uk for providing sound effects.
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The Patron Saint of Quarantine featuring Rocketman Explores
You already know and love him. Host of Rocketman Explores Connor Speak returns to Smark & Friends for another watchalong. A pair of fan-favourites duke it out in a match between Colin Delaney and Orange Cassidy from Wild/Zero - and it's not exactly Connor's cup of rocket fuel.
24:36
May 28, 2020
LARPing with Kuma The Grizzly King
He wrestled every weekend of 2019 - except for the weekends he was LARPing! We've summoned Quebec wrestler Kuma the Grizzly King to talk "Les Terres du Nogard", a LARP he runs just north of Montreal. How do LARPing and pro-wrestling relate? Listen and find out!
30:28
May 21, 2020
What's in a Name? featuring Scott Chantler
What do you do after the release of your latest book? Watch wrestling of course! Writer/Illustrator Scott Chantler joins the show to talk about his newest graphic memoir BIX, and of course, enjoy a little indie-wrasslin'. We're catching Matt Cross take on WALTER from Smash Wrestling, so get ready to watch with us! Special thanks to Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
32:20
May 14, 2020
Going Broadway
Huge news; we've dropped the seasonal format and are now going WEEKLY! In this micro-episode, Zak lays out what the show is going to sound like going forward. We're still doing watchalongs, but we're doing so much more. Listen and learn all about the new Smark & Friends!
04:42
May 7, 2020
Fly Me To The Moonsault
Surprise! It's our season finale! Nir Guzinski returns to the show and he's not coming alone! Fellow actor, producer, and musician Stephen Voyce joins in on the fun, and we're all watching Davey Richards take on the wrestling fandom's beloved Kota Ibushi! So why is this the season finale? There's a rhyme and reason for it. Listen in and find out!
38:51
January 16, 2020
Baby Got Backbreaker
Is that Julian Stamboulieh joining us? It sure is! The creative director of Beanduck Productions is in to talk about projects The Forest and Dystonia, and of course, watch some wrasslin'! We're watching Mercedes KV (AKA Sasha Banks) take on Alexxis (AKA Alisha Edwards) in an I Quit Match from Chaotic Wrestling.
30:19
January 9, 2020
Do You Steen What I Steen?
Merry Christmas, let's watch Combat Zone Wrestling! We're spending the holiday special with Matt and JD from The Wrestlemaniaks watching a fatal four way match between Kevin Steen, El Generico, SeXXXy Eddy and eXeSs 69. Grab your rum & eggnog and watch along with us!
38:37
December 23, 2019
My Bay Bay Shot Me Down
Watching indie wrestling with indie-folk-pop artists! Motel Raphaël joins us to watch Adam Cole take on Prince Devitt at RevPro's Summer Sizzler. Not sure if it's a wrestling match or a bachelor party.
31:55
December 19, 2019
Cody was a Rock & Roller
S&F is back for Season 3 and we've hit the ground running; actor and musician Patricia Summersett (Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Outer Worlds, Mother!) joins us in studio to enjoy a six-man tag team match featuring Cody Rhodes and the Rock & Roll Express! Watch along with us on powerslam.tv and use our promo code TFGC for your first free month!
24:09
December 12, 2019
Chekhov's Table
It's a jam-packed Season Two Finale, and you'll be able to watch along with us on YouTube! We have Full Party Twitch streamers Jon Verrall & Jess Fildes watching Prince Puma vs Mil Muertes in Lucha Underground! PLUS: Playwright Michael Treder shares his perspective on IWS Praise The Violence, and a NEW DIRECTION for Smark & Friends (don't worry, we're still watching along with uninitiated fans).
39:20
June 27, 2019
Christina Applegate Is Also a Bad Ass
Actor and Fight Choreographer Shawn Baichoo stops by to watch Meiko Satomura take on Mercedes Martinez. This hard-hitting match from the Mae Young Classic leaves little to laugh about, but Shawn's insight makes this episode CAN'T MISS!
27:08
June 20, 2019
Hellboy Hammer Helmsley
Emily Skahan, the singer-songwriter of Georgette joins the show just in time to share details of Georgette's debut album Funny Girl! We're having fun watching Legacy take on John Cena, Triple H and Seth Green. Mr Green, if you happen to be listening, our 5'4" host would like to apologise about the height jokes.
22:13
June 13, 2019
Slowly Moving Away
We welcome Nir Guzinski, actor and content creator of Nearly Funny to the show to see how he feels about the in-ring comedy of the Usos vs Breezango. Did you ever notice Judy Bagwell's cameo in this match? You will now!
26:02
June 6, 2019
Wrestling-Stew
We're recording in Toronto for this latest episode - that's right, we're NATIONAL now! Zak gets together with host of the Speech Bubble Podcast Aaron Broverman to watch the lumberjack match between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose from SummerSlam 2014. Special thanks to Never Sleeps Network for use of their studio!
30:34
May 30, 2019
FringeMania!
It's springtime, and that means one thing in Montreal - the Fringe Festival! Amy Blackmore, artistic and executive director of both MainLine Theatre and the Fringe Festival helps us kick off Season Two by watching Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey take on the Riott Squad, and yes, THAT scene that happens after the match.
25:39
May 22, 2019
INTERCEPTED TRANSMISSION
Bouncing off an object in Galaxy GN-z11 and warping through 4 black holes, we have recovered a broadcast from the distant future of S&F! Boldly Boinking hosts Alexa and Connor join the show to watch the much-anticipated debut of the Borg Drone, where she takes on the Pendari Champion in a Tsunkatse match for the ages!
06:51
March 8, 2019
Smark & Friends - Giant Gonzalez' Coin Pouch
Zak and WatchMojo producer Chris Masson are watching Undertaker vs Giant Gonzalez, and spend considerable time admiring the costume design choices. Chris also informs Zak that S&F is indeed abiding by Fair Use, which is a great thing to learn in the season finale! PLUS; Michelle Lewis returns to discuss attending a wrestling training session. Music Mix: Jordan Walder Violin: Kristina Howard
25:52
January 17, 2019
Smark & Friends - No Dick-squalifications
Actors/writers/twitch-streamers/more, and that's just our two guests! Elizabeth Neale and Scott Humphrey join the show to watch The Rock take on WWE's resident superhero The Hurricane, and naturally, the episode is chock-full of Disney references. Music Mix: Jordan Walder Violin: Kristina Howard
23:04
January 10, 2019
Smark & Friends - Suplex is Not a Food
The studio gets cozy when Zak welcomes punk band Sprankton to S&F. If 5 people sharing a mic isn’t chaotic enough, they’re watching WrestleMania 2000’s 13-man battle royal. What could go wrong? PLUS; Sprankton's I Choo Choo Choose You, the song a local station called “too punk". Music Mix: Jordan Walder Violin: Kristina Howard
29:15
January 3, 2019
Smark & Friends - A Very Smarky Christmas
Boldly Boinking co-host Connor Speak joins Zak to try turning Big Show & Ric Flair's ECW encounter into a holiday-friendly match. PLUS: Christmas music from Halifax Wrestle-Rockers The B+Players! Theme: Mixed by Jordan Walder Violins by Kristina Howard B+Players - bplusplayers.bandcamp.com
23:29
December 20, 2018
Smark & Friends - There’s a Costume Designer Crying Somewhere
Guest: Michelle Lewis (ig/@michellehitsthings) Fight choreographer and performer Michelle Lewis joins the show as she and Zak try to keep up with the mile-a-minute action between Rey Mysterio Jr. and Eddie Guerrero. In-ring action prompts Michelle to share a guilty pleasure that all fight choreographers allegedly share. Plus; Boldly Boinking co-host Connor Speak shares his review of IWS's recent show in Montreal, just like all of our guests, Connor is not a wrestling fan.
26:04
December 13, 2018
Smark & Friends - Does Judy Bagwell Have Stockholm Syndrome?
Guest: Benjamin Warner (TW/@benthecanadian ig/@benjaminanthonywarner), Producer for Beanduck Productions (TW/IG/@_beanduck) In the inaugural episode of Smark & Friends, host Zak welcomes Beanduck Productions’ “Producer Duck” Benjamin Warner. Zak introduces Ben to the “Judy Bagwell on a Forklift” match, which is so disheartening an offense that this could also be the last episode of the podcast. Plus; Zak offers an apology to David Arquette.
22:51
December 6, 2018