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Professional wrestling is the greatest spectacle in the world and now, Barstool Sports is back in the ring with a podcast featuring a crazed wrestling fan. For his entire life, host Brandon Walker has been two things: An idiot and a wrestling fanatic. From the Attitude Era to the heyday of Hulkmania all the way through the Undisputed Era, he's sharing his love for wrestling. This is entertainment. This is Barstool. This is Rasslin'.
 
When young Perseus makes a rash promise to save his mother from the clutches of an evil king, he has to strike out on a dangerous quest. Hermes, god of luck and thieves (Hadestown's André De Shields), is our host for this tale of terrifying monsters, powerful gods, and a brave girl who will change our hero’s life forever. Combining the talent of contemporary theater with the power of Greek myths, Live from Mount Olympus is an audio adventure for audiences of all ages. This podcast is a produ ...
 
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The Wood In Spring. Take a walk through a spring woodland on your own and then find a sleepy barn to doze in while the fluffy clouds drift by and the kind spring sunshine warms your tired bones. Get The Book The first twenty-three sleep stories are available in book form so you can read them out to someone you love who needs some shuteye. Maybe you…
 
Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachussetts. He died in Plymouth New Hampshire. One of his ancestors was John Hathorne who was the only judge in the witch trials who never repented his involvement. His ancestors who came from England in 1630 were Puritans. It is thought that Hathorne added the -w- to his name to make it …
 
My introduction to this podcast and this project. Get The Book The first twenty-three sleep stories are available in book form so you can read them out to someone you love who needs some shuteye. Maybe yourself… Here’s the UK Link Here’s the US Link Here’s the Australia Link The illustrations are by my daughter Imogen. Her Etsy store is here. Got t…
 
This is the cleaned up audio of a Youtube Video I did. The audio isn't as good as when I do the podcast purely as an audio project. The video of me reading this is to be seen on my Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9o9Vf0G92Pu2MCgKr73vhQ If You Appreciate The Work I’ve Put In Here Become A Patreon For Bonus Stories Or buy me a coffe…
 
Brandon is joined by Al Snow to talk about OVW Wrestling, wrestler development, and of course the attitude era. Before we get to that, Brandon gets off his chest a take about the Peacock Network and how it's using the WWE. Brian Hadad joins the show again for "We Just Made the List" for their Top 5 Face Turns. After that, we get right into the list…
 
This one is where I would want to be—in a cottage in the wood on a summer midnight with the owls and foxes and nightingales outside, a hot chocolate steaming on the table beside me, my marmalade cat Marmaduke purring on my lap, and my dog, George asleep on my feet. Sleep deeply, dear friends. I hope so anyway. Get The Book The first twenty-three sl…
 
Brandon is joined by recently released, Chelsea Green from the WWE. At first, it was going to be an interview but we decided to have her on the whole show and boy was it fun. Brandon and Chelsea discuss the current state of wrestling, the disrespect Mickie James received after being released, and how the WWE handled the aftermath. We talk to Chelse…
 
You may notice, or you may not (hopefully due to the fact that you are asleep) that there is no intro nor no outro neither. Someone commented that they didn't want any talking, just the story. So the story is what you have got x 3 as usual. This is a sleepy dozy climb up into a magical tree through all sorts of whimsical wonders, until at the end, …
 
Pickman's Model by H P Lovecraft This story was written in September 1926 and first published in the October 1927 edition of Weird Tales. The narrator opens by disclosing that he is frightened to go underground, into the subway or even into a cellar. Then he explains why. It's to do with Pickman, an artist with an unsavoury reputation. There are hi…
 
Dylan Postl joins Rasslin'(47:57) to talk about his upcoming fight at Rough N' Rowdy, and things get heated. We have a possible Kalisto fan call in our voicemails and Brandon lists his Top 5 Wrestling TV Shows of All-Time for "We Just Made the List." All this PLUS we talk about the WWE releases, where some talent may go AND what is Peacock doing to…
 
In this episode we take a dream walk across a dream park and see a dream dog collecting sticks. All designed to get you to the land of dreams. So, snuggle down, get ready and doze... Get The Book The first twenty-three sleep stories are available in book form so you can read them out to someone you love who needs some shuteye. Maybe yourself… Here’…
 
Jeff Lee was the original video artist at D. Gottlieb and Company, designing the character Q*Bert and working on titles such as Krull, The Three Stooges and the late Kan Yabumoto’s seminal Mad Planets. Jeff talks to The Ted Dabney Experience about his days at Gottlieb (later Mylstar) and, most importantly, the origin of Q*Bert’s vestigial limb.…
 
Wrestlemania 37 just ended and Brandon is here to recap both nights. He loved most of the matches and but wasn't a fan of a few. We talk about the amazing main events and what's next for a few wrestlers while answering listener voicemails. Oh yeah, we also got THE WWE CHAMPION Bobby Lashley(19:33) for an interview following his amazing night. He dr…
 
In this episode, I send you to sleep (we hope) by taking a visit to Ancient Egypt and finding a cosy spot inside a pyramid with all that gold and diamond dust and sand. No hot chocolate in this episode though. Too warm. The hot chocolate will return soon. So, snuggle down, get ready and doze... Get The Book The first twenty-three sleep stories are …
 
Edgar Allen Poe Poe was an American writer born in 1809 in Boston who died aged only forty in Baltimore in 1849. He is one of the best-known American writers of his generation and famed all over the world for his Gothic and macabre tales. This is the third of his stories we've done on The Classic Ghost Stories Podcast. Others are The Tell-Tale Hear…
 
Wrestlemania 37 is here and we have the Miz join us to talk about his match-up against Bad Bunny(17:32). While talking to him, we get some great stories about his father and the famous meme he became a part of. On top of that, the Miz talks about the respect that needs to be earned by Bad Bunny. We recap NXT TakeOver night 1 and look forward to the…
 
Imagine if there were a city in the stars, or up in the clouds, or hidden behind the mist, or maybe through a magic mirror. And this city was full of wonders and colours and delights. And this city was a place you could visit every night in your dreams. And this city was a place where you could be safe and sleep and dream. Well here it is. Sweet dr…
 
We are joined this week by guest host Dan Vollmayer, who had previously been on WWE's The Bump. He gives us his perspective on Mania coming up and some of his thoughts on the current state of wrestling. Brandon and Dan reveal their Top 5 Wrestlemania Venues for "We Just Made the List" and then Brandon interviews Karrion Kross (01:02:10) about his u…
 
When their ship is blown off course, Perseus, Andromeda and Danae find themselves far from Argos. But Perseus is delighted that there are games going on nearby — and enters the discus competition, even though he’s never thrown one before in his life. That choice seals his fate and the future of those he loves. Live from Mount Olympus is a productio…
 
A whimsical meander under the waves. After my introduction, I read this little piece of verbal wandering three times, getting quieter and quieter each time. Please don't listen, just drift off. That's the idea. Get The Book The first twenty-three sleep stories are available in book form so you can read them out to someone you want to send to sleep!…
 
His Beautiful Hands by Oscar Cook This will be the second of Oscar Cook's stories we have read, the first being Boomerang. Boomerang is here It was danged hard to find a copy of His Beautiful Hands, but I succeeded. HBH is rated as one of the best horror stories in those inevitable lists that pop up on the Internet, almost certainly compiled by peo…
 
We head into the week with the last interview we got while down at AEW. To finish it off, we have none other than the Murderhawk Monster, Lance Archer (21:59). Brandon talks with him about his catchphrase "Everbody Dies," his amazing nickname, and how it's been for him competing in AEW. On top of that, we talk about his relationship with Jake 'The …
 
Sleep Stories This is the third of my sleep stories, and you will hear that it is repeated three times. I still don't know which way to go with this as I've had advice both ways: only read it once, yes, read it three times. Let me know what you think. This is a little whimsical description dating from my lockdown walks. I would walk every day from …
 
Sleep Stories: The Snow Train This is the second episode in my new sleep stories podcast. It follows from Episode 1 (funny that) which was entitle, the House of Sleep. I just let my pen go and whimsy flowed from it. It's intended to be a dreamy, flow of consciousness story that you don't have to concentrate or listen to. I think I had been watching…
 
Sleep Stories Several people who listen to my other podcast: The Classic Ghost Stories Podcast, said that my voice put them to sleep. At first, I was outraged, but then I realised they meant it in a nice way and why didn't I record stories specifically to make folk slumber? I thought I'd give it a try and so I sat down and wrote a series of twenty-…
 
Perseus and Andromeda arrive in Seriphos to find the island in chaos. Will Perseus be able to fulfill his quest and set his mother free? Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner…
 
Conversations with Golden Age video arcade greats. A podcast project by Richard May, Tony Temple (The Arcade Blogger) and Paul Drury (Retro Gamer magazine). “This is how it’s supposed to be done. Take note, retrogaming podcasters.” Vinny Mainolfi (FREEZE64) “The arcade insiders. Fascinating and informative interviews with some of the biggest names …
 
Recruited by the company in 1976, Dennis Koble was one of Atari’s earliest coin-op game designers. Koble stayed with Atari for five years and was responsible for such notable titles as Avalanche, Sprint 2 and Dominos, before leaving to co-found Imagic. In 1984 Dennis would return to coin-op as Director of Software for Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnel…
 
We get right into the episode with Tony Schiavone(19:35) and his amazing career, from the past to the present. Before that, Brandon recaps AEW Dynamite following the PPV they had with the dud explosion and the recovery job they did. We then get into "We Just Made the List" from a listener suggestion, the top 5 crowd affected matches of all time. Fo…
 
Together, they’ve vanquished a sea monster. But can their new love survive Andromeda introducing Perseus to her parents, King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia? Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Ti…
 
Sarah Orne Jewett This episode is a real treat for me for a number of reasons. One is that this was my first commission! Susan Foust very kindly introduced me to this story and even paid me to read it out. Win-win-win. If you would like a commission, it would be remiss of me not to point out, you can get me to read any story under 10,000 words here…
 
What a week in Rasslin'. We just got back from being in Jacksonville for almost a week and do we have some stories to tell. From Brandon meeting and speaking with wrestlers in the hotel bar, to being backstage for the Shaq match and then experiencing AEW Revolution. On top of that, we were able to get some amazing interviews, and this episode right…
 
On his way home to Seriphos, Perseus spies a terrifying monster in the sea below. It’s headed straight towards a high cliff where Perseus glimpses a solitary figure on a rocky ledge. Could that be — a girl??? Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner …
 
Chris Jericho joins Brandon to talk about AEW Revolution, the current AEW roster, the past, and everything else Rasslin'. We then make a list of the Top 10, that's right 10, Intercontinental Championship matches of all-time. Before that though, we get into some crazy voicemails from our loyal listeners and they did not disappoint this week. Finally…
 
In the Garden of the Hesperides, Hermes gathers apples for the next leg of the journey while Perseus collects stories from the Titan Atlas, who holds up the sky. Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingst…
 
Mary Elizabeth Braddon Another accomplished woman novelist of the Victorian period. Mary Elizabeth Braddon was born in 1835 in London and died in Richmond, Surrey (now part of London) in 1915. She wrote more than eighty novels, one of which, Lady Audley's Secret, was a great success. A number of her stories have supernatural themes, and she lived i…
 
Brandon gets us started with some great WCW themes, and Disco Inferno kicks off the show, getting us in the right mood. After a rehash of the Elimination Chamber PPV, Brandon then lists his top WCW moments and goes into detail about them. Following that we take voicemails, emails and just have some fun with the listeners. We end with "We Just Made …
 
Like big brothers and sisters everywhere, Hermes and Athena enjoy scaring their little brother Perseus with tales of warriors and monsters. They also help prepare him for what he must do to save his mom. But to become a hero, he must face Medusa on his own. Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TE…
 
We recap the awesome night that was NXT Takeover Vengeance Day and how it was from Brandon's perspective as he helped host the Preshow. We interview the Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic winners, Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez, and learn a lot about the duo. Then we get into "We Just Made the List" with Brian Hadad on the top 5 moments from the…
 
Hermes flies Perseus to the Island of Cisthene, where the Gray Sisters live. They’re three very old ladies — how hard could it be for Perseus to get what he needs? Plenty hard, as he quickly finds out. Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel …
 
The Spider by Basil Copper @stuieburley on Twitter put me onto Basil Copper. He had recommended the Janissaries of Emilion. I'd never heard of Basil so I got a Kindle Edition of The Collected Macabre Tales of Basil Copper which includes that story. However, it is long. I may do it another time, but for this week I selected a shorter story. But it's…
 
After winning the Women's Royal Rumble, Bianca Belair joins the show to talk about her recent success and rise to stardom. Following the interview, Brandon breaks down the current state of wrestling. Then we get into "We Just Made the List' with a friend of the program, Rob Brown, on the Top 10 Biggest Heel Turns. Finally, we finish up the episode …
 
Perseus meets two powerful half-siblings he never knew he had, and confronts his mother Danae about the secrets she’s kept his whole life. Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turn…
 
We immediately get into everything related to the Royal Rumble and Brandon's thoughts on it. The match between Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns is an early contender for match of the year. The Men's and Women's rumble did a good job of setting up storylines and characters down the road, but is it in his Top 10 Rumbles of all-time? "We Just Made the Lis…
 
Hermes is barely out of his cradle when he comes up with a tricky plan to join the other gods on Mount Olympus. Annoying his big brother Apollo is the first step. Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) and Zhailon Levings…
 
A fisherman named Dictys finds a big wooden crate caught in his nets. Inside are a mother and her baby. Dictys takes them back to his simple little hut and cares for them as if they were his own family. As baby Perseus grows into a young man, he wonders where he came from and who he really is, and makes a crazy vow to save his mom from an evil king…
 
Music Hath Charms by LTC Rolt Lionel Thomas Caswall Rolt, was an English writer born in 1910 and who died in 1974, therefore for us, he's a recent writer! He was a prolific writer who had an interest in engineering and that shows in this story in his description of the tunnels and the knowledge of ventilation shafts which are integral to the plot o…
 
It's Rumble week and we start off the show with an interview with THE WWE CHAMPION, Drew McIntyre. Following that we get into all the news surrounding wrestling. The WWE Network folding into the NBC Peacock streaming network, The Undertaker's comments on this generation's wrestlers, and then what to expect from the Royal Rumble this weekend. We of …
 
Locked up in a tall stone tower by her father the king, Princess Danae is terribly lonely. But she has a big secret. When it’s revealed she has to face her father’s rage. What will happen to her next? Live from Mount Olympus is a production of the Onassis Foundation, and co-produced by The TEAM. The podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel C…
 
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