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Professional wrestling is an art. The Work of Wrestling Podcast is dedicated to exploring that simple truth. Host Tim Kail, Editor In Chief at www.workofwrestling.com, analyzes wrestling shows, explicates promos, examines social issues, and shares personal stories about pro-wrestling's cultural merit.

Feb 6, 2017

How does it make you feel when someone says, "Pro-Wrestling is fake"? Are they right? Or are they missing the whole story, and dismissing a truth you recognize about the art you love? This common experience as pro-wrestling fans is our entryway into a larger discussion about the Trump Administration and the protests it has inspired. In this final episode before WrestleMania-week, Work of Wrestling host Tim Kail examines some of the surprising links between pro-wrestling culture and the social-unrest in the world today. Whether you're completely disinterested in politics & activism or you're terrified of authoritarian rule, whether you hate phrases like "call your representative" (the way Tim used to!) or you've got your Senator's number on speed dial, whether you think "this will all blow over" or you see martial law & greater voter suppression on the way, whether you're on "the right" or "the left"...this episode is for you! 

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Here are a list of the websites and organizations mentioned in this podcast:

FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE (202-225-3121)

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

http://www.naacpldf.org

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

https://www.aclu.org

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

https://www.plannedparenthood.org

GREYSTON BAKERY

http://greyston.com