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Jul 20, 2020

Work Of Wrestling host Tim Kail wades into the philosophical swamp of "separating the art from the artist".

  • Living a life consistent with one's values.
  • Navigating one's pro-wrestling fandom in the wake of Speaking Out.
  • Wanting to "do the right thing", but not always being clear on how "doing the right thing" operates...

Jul 6, 2020

Work Of Wrestling host Tim Kail examines the role of camerawork in professional wrestling - practically and philosophically - drawing insight from film and stage performance.

Topics include:

  • A recap of a point Tim made about camerawork during the premiere of AEW Dynamite back in October '19 and a...

Jun 22, 2020

Work Of Wrestling host Tim Kail discusses the recent #SpeakingOut movement, a social media reckoning with the pervasive abuse within the pro-wrestling industry.

To read more about Speaking Out in Sports Illustrated, Click Here.

Topics in this episode include:

  • The lack of oversight in professional wrestling, both...

May 18, 2020

Tim Kail examines artistic realism in professional wrestling; what distinguishes realistic wrestling from surrealistic or impressionistic wrestling, and the various potential approaches to realism.

Topics include:

  • The definition of "Realism" as an artistic movement or genre.
  • Bret Hart as "The Technician".
  • Steve Austin...

Apr 27, 2020

Tim Kail endeavors to better understand the basic building block of pro-wrestling storytelling: "the move".

And thus begins an auditory journey that bridges the gap between reality and fiction, the tangible and the intangible, physics and emotions.

Topics include:

  • The definition of motion.
  • Newton's Laws of Motion.
  • The...