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Welcome to the Play On Podcasts Series from Next Chapter Podcasts. This is where Theatre meets Podcast, combining the modern-day audio phenomenon with the power of live performance. Play On Podcasts are epic audio adventures reimagining timeless tales, featuring original music composition and the voices of extraordinarily gifted artists.
 
The Ringer Wrestling Show is getting you closer to all things pro-wrestling. The Masked Man Show with David Shoemaker and Kaz drops every Thursday on the feed along MackMania, hosted by wrestling superfan Evan Mack posting every Tuesday and Cheap Heat with Peter Rosenberg every Wednesday. Plus, hear instant reaction to all the biggest WWE pay-per-view events with our post PPV shows.
 
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In a special Friday edition of 'Cheap Heat,' Peter and Laura Stylez sit down with rapper and WWE superstar R-Truth about his new album (available December 10). Plus, R-Truth tells some amazing stories about why he first fell in love with pro wrestling, his relationships with Vince McMahon and Roman Reigns, lessons learned from working with The Rock…
 
Play On Podcasts’ Executive Producer Michael Goodfriend sits down with Playwright Sean San José to discuss Coriolanus. Sean San Jose’s hour-long, freewheeling interview takes us on the journey that led him from the Bay Area to New York and back, from the women who raised him to the Magic Theater, from injustice to a gathering of saints, from ancest…
 
David and Kaz dive into CM Punk and MJF’s feud on the past two weeks of ‘Dynamite’ (02:00). Then, they look at Edge’s return and promo with the Miz, as well as Liv Morgan’s reference to the WWE roster cuts (30:00). Later, the guys discuss the Undertaker’s pro wrestling Mount Rushmore (52:00). Hosts: David Shoemaker and Kazeem Famuyide Production As…
 
The kings of The Ringer gather once more to discuss The Undertaker’s take on the greatest pro wrestlers of all time. Plus, a mailbag (55:21) and some arguments about boutique vs. corporate hotels and the best way to take care of big beards. Hosts: Peter Rosenberg, Stat Guy Greg, Diperstein Producer: Troy Farkas Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
Evan, Flobo, Jack, and Brian discuss what it will take for Finn Bálor to bounce back to the winning side (08:35), and Jack says it’s time to invest in Austin Theory (24:36). Also, Evan asks the question, has WWE done right by Kevin Owens? (32:35) Last, the guys share which legend they would bring back in their current state for one more match. (46:…
 
Welcome to the full play of the Play On Podcasts' Series Coriolanus. Play On Podcasts Series Coriolanus is produced by Next Chapter Podcasts and is made possible by the generous support of The Hitz Foundation. The Cast: ANDRUS NICHOLS as Brutus, Various CHANNIE WAITES as Lartius, Various CHING VALDES-ARAN as Volumnia, Various DANAYA ESPERANZA as Co…
 
It’s an extra-long episode of 'Cheap Heat' to help you survive the Thanksgiving commute with grandma. On today’s show, Rosenberg, SGG, and Dip welcome Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com to talk about some of the latest WWE news. Then, the guys recap last weekend’s ‘Survivor Series’ and Rosenberg’s legendary outfit from the evening, which eventually lea…
 
David is joined by babyface production assistant Jonathan Kermah to discuss Seth Rollins being attacked by a fan on ‘Raw.’ Then, we dive in to answer your fan questions, including who the wrestler equivalents of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes are. Later, things come to a close as David discusses ‘Full Gear.’ Host: David Shoemaker Production Assi…
 
Back from 'Survivor Series,' Evan, Flobo, and Jack reconvene to discuss some controversy! Plus, the guys talk about the corporate culture of WWE and how it compares to that of AEW (23:22), concerns for the health of pro wrestlers (45:53), Jack’s poll question (35:20), and a great conversation about The Rock and whether any amount of money could eve…
 
Sasha Banks joins Dave ahead of her traditional Survivor Series match and shares what main eventing WrestleMania 37 meant to her (01:56), who she wants to work with in the future, and more. Plus, Dave and smart mark producer Brian H. Waters share their picks for Survivor Series (24:46). Hosts: Dave Shoemaker and Brian H. Waters Guest: Sasha Banks P…
 
On this special bonus episode of 'MackMania,' Evan Mack is joined by two special guests. WWE champion Big E comes on to discuss the importance of mental health, his match with Roman Reigns, and more (00:51). Drew McIntyre shares his experience with the Spice Girls, staying motivated, and more. (34:20) Plus, Evan has a special predictions segment at…
 
Coriolanus, crumbling under the weight of his mother’s shame, decides to abandon his campaign and Volumnia and Virgilia return to a hero’s welcome in their home city of Rome. Aufidius seethes and vows revenge before Coriolanus arrives in Antium to defend his actions. His words are met with accusations of treason, sending Coriolanus into a rage and …
 
David and Evan Mack are joined by SmackDown women’s champion Charlotte Flair to discuss her upcoming match with Becky Lynch at ‘Survivor Series.’ They also discuss breaking barriers for women in the WWE, the state of the current women’s roster, and much more. Host: David Shoemaker and Evan Mack Guest: Charlotte Flair Producers: Brian Waters and Jon…
 
Recently returned from Mexico for SGG’s wedding, Rosenberg, SGG, and Dip recap the weekend, which leads Rosenberg to tell a story about his divorce. Then, the guys reveal their strong feelings about 'Full Gear' before previewing Survivor Series (31:20) and answering mailbag questions (54:32). And a few days ahead of Survivor Series, Rosenberg sits …
 
We kick off the Ringer Wrestling Network’s 'Survivor Series' week with the Street Profits. Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford stop by to discuss their ultimate 'Survivor Series' teams, the current state of the Bulls and Lakers, what’s on Ford’s Spotify playlist, Dawkins's take on the best time to put up Christmas decorations, and more. Plus, Evan makes…
 
As the Romans tremble in fear of the Volcians' imminent attack, the Tribunes convince Menenius to beg Coriolanus for mercy but he is stopped by the Volcian watchmen and by Coriolanus himself, who turns him away with a list of conditions. Volumnia arrives next, accompanied by Coriolanus’s wife and child, and together they beg him on their knees to r…
 
David and Kaz open the show discussing the beef between Lince Dorado and the father of superfan Izzy (02:00). Then, they take a look at Kevin Owens’s heel turn and how it coincides with contract rumors (15:00). Later, they preview AEW’s ‘Full Gear’ (30:00). Hosts: David Shoemaker and Kazeem Famuyide Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more …
 
To celebrate the first episode of 'Cheap Heat' at The Ringer, Rosenberg, SGG, Dip, and Shoemaker talk about the recent WWE releases, way-too-early 'WrestleMania' matchups (30:42), and things we love to complain about. Plus, Black Power Rankings from SGG (1:07:06), who joins from Cancun just days before his wedding. Stay maj. Hosts: Peter Rosenberg,…
 
Evan kicks off the podcast with an exclusive track he and Monteasy made for Keith Lee. Evan, Flobo, Jack, and Brian discuss where Keith Lee would fit in the pro wrestling world after being released by WWE (5:30). Jack explains why he believes WWE doesn’t value 'Survivor Series' the way it once did (33:22). Plus, the guys share the matchups they are…
 
A special episode of 'The Masked Man Show' this week. Dave and Kaz discuss the latest WWE releases, including former NXT champions Keith Lee and Karrion Kross (02:27). Also, they send thoughts and prayers to Jon Moxley, who's entering an inpatient alcohol treatment program (31:37). Last, we have a new show being added to the Ringer Wrestling Show f…
 
Coriolanus packs his belongings and leaves his weeping family and friends in his former home. Later, Volumnia berates Brutus and Sicinius in the Coliseum for their treatment of her son. Elsewhere, the Volsce agent Adrian meets the Roman traitor and spy Nicanor, who tells him of Coriolanus’s banishment and suggests that Aufidius take advantage of th…
 
This week, Evan, Flobo, and Jack discuss what’s next for Jay Lethal after Ring of Honor shuts down (3:43), their biggest pro wrestling heartbreaks (12:01), and whether spaghetti should be mixed before it arrives on your plate (33:10). Also, in light of the 30th anniversary of Bret Hart’s first singles championship in WWE, the guys share their favor…
 
As the citizens riot for Coriolanus’s punishment, Menenius begs the Senate to show mercy and persuades them to allow Coriolanus to return home while they work to calm the angry mob. Together, Menenius and the Senators lament Coriolanus’s faults, then defend him against the vengeance of the Tribunes, Brutus and Sicinius, who agree to let Coriolanus …
 
David and Kaz give us a special Halloween version of Sell or No Sell which includes Kayla Braxton dressed as Paul Heyman (05:27). Plus they discuss Ring of Honor's plan to take a hiatus at the end of the year (24:33), the worked shoot between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch (34:36), and NXT’s 'Halloween Havoc' (53:01). Hosts: David Shoemaker and Ka…
 
Halloween is upon us, so Evan, Flobo, and Jack replace a horror movie character with a professional wrestler (5:00), discuss which wrestlers were the spookiest to them (19:30), and Evan introduces a new game, “Is It a Finisher?” Then Flobo puts producer Troy Farkas on the hot seat with a few questions (30:12). Follow us on Twitter @ItsMackMania Hos…
 
The one and only Duncan "Two Thin Coats" Rhodes was kind enough to speak with me once more! When last we spoke in the winter of 2020 Duncan had just left his long-time position at Games Workshop to found his then-upcoming endeavor, the Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy. Since then, the world has changed in many ways, but Duncan is still painting up a …
 
As skeptical citizens discuss whether or not to vote for Coriolanus, Menenius tries to persuade him to speak kindly to them. Instead, he mockingly begs for their votes, but still wins enough to be approved by the Tribunes. Brutus and Sicinius, in turn, stoke resentment among the people, urging them to storm the Capitol to block Coriolanus’s confirm…
 
David and Kaz give their instant reaction to ‘Crown Jewel,’ and discuss the highlights of the night, including Xavier Wood’s and Zelina Vega’s crowning moments, the triple threat for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, and Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar in the main event. Later, in another edition of Sell or No Sell, the guys discuss PWI’s top 10 wo…
 
Top Dolla trends after dropping bars on Twitter, so Evan, Flobo, Jack, and Brian break down the lyrics (08:01). Also, Tony Khan has received a lot of heat this week for defending AEW Rampage’s ratings on Twitter (20:00), and the guys discuss the matches they are looking forward to the most at WWE Crown Jewel this Thursday. (34:36) Follow us on Twit…
 
Cominius names Martius “Coriolanus” and the Senate rewards his bravery by making him a Roman Consul, but suspicions linger that Coriolanus cares nothing for the people and is only serving himself. Welcome to the second episode of the Play On Podcasts' Series Coriolanus. Synopsis: Cominius heaps praise on Martius for his bravery and officially names…
 
David and Kaz discuss Tony Khan seeming to leak the AEW ‘Full Gear’ match card this week (02:00). Then they preview ‘Crown Jewel’ and give their reactions to the King of the Ring tournament and the Queen’s Crown tournament thus far (31:00). Later, they briefly discuss Carmelo Hayes winning the NXT North American Championship on ‘NXT 2.0’ (58:00). H…
 
It’s 'MackMania 9,' so we are opening the show with an appreciation of the classic 'WrestleMania 9'! This week, Evan, Flobo, Jack, and Brian discuss The Rock spitting bars with Tech N9ne (5:14) and the evolution of Roman Reigns (10:11). Plus, Evan and Jack disagree with Tony Kahn tweeting about going head-to-head with 'SmackDown' (20:09). Host: Eva…
 
Calling for an end to democracy, the brilliant Roman General and war hero Caius Martius (Coriolanus) shames the starving and rioting citizens of Rome for their lack of military service. Meanwhile, the Volcian army, led by Martius’s blood enemy Tullus Aufidius, marches towards Rome. Welcome to the premiere episode of the Play On Podcasts' Series Cor…
 
David and Kaz discuss nights 1 and 2 of the WWE draft, reacting to what they found most interesting in the ‘RAW’ and ‘SmackDown’ picks. Some of today’s draft topics include Gable Stevenson to ‘Raw’ (04:30), the New Day once again being split up between brands (11:30), the revamped women’s division (26:30), and more. Later, they take a look at the t…
 
Let’s recap the WWE draft! Evan, Flo, and Jack discuss the biggest pickups for 'Monday Night Raw' and 'SmackDown’ (02:06). Flobo explains why Finn Bálor is perfect for 'Raw' (10:50). And in this week’s Hall the Way, we discuss who would be in the WWE Hall of Fame if their careers ended today (24:55). Host: Evan Mack, Flobo, Jack Farmer Producers: B…
 
Play On Podcasts’ Senior Producer Miriam Laube sits down with Director and Episode Script Adapter Catherine Eaton to discuss A Midsummer Night's Dream. Guest: Catherine Eaton Host: Miriam Laube The Play On Podcasts Series A Midsummer Night's Dream is produced by Next Chapter Podcasts and is made possible by the generous support of The Hitz Foundati…
 
David and Kaz open the show with their final thoughts on the weird finish to ‘Extreme Rules’ before diving into the return of the Hurt Business during Big E and Bobby Lashley’s WWE championship match (02:00). Then, they discuss Keith Lee’s debut as the "Bear Cat" (18:00) and discuss the upcoming WWE draft (37:30). Later, they discuss another exciti…
 
My guest this month is my old friend, former co-worker, and former podcast co-host, William Hungerford. You may know him from his time at Privateer Press where he was Press Gang Quartermaster and then a leading game dev for many years on WARMACHINE, HORDES, Riot Quest, Monsterpocalypse, and other games! We spoke about his time at Privateer, his phi…
 
This week the guys discuss Joe Gacy (3:11), Bryan Danielson vs Kenny Omega (13:55), all-time WWE draft picks (20:10), and thoughts on Extreme Rules (25:35), before debating Evan's Mount Rushmore of Wrestling (32:53) Host: Evan Mack, Flobo, Jack Farmer Producer: Troy Farkas, Brian Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adc…
 
David Shoemaker, Kaz, and Evan T. Mack convened on Spotify Greenroom to react to all the chaos that went on in this years WWE ‘Extreme Rules’ pay-per-view. They discuss that bizarre ending, broken ropes, and what they expect to see in the coming draft! Plus, they respond to questions from listeners. Hosts: David Shoemaker, Kazeem Famuyide, and Evan…
 
Play On Podcasts’ Senior Producer Miriam Laube sits down with Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated Playwright, Actor and Screenwriter Jeff Whitty to discuss his life, his career, and his journey into A Midsummer Night's Dream. Guest: Jeff Whitty Host: Miriam Laube The Play On Podcasts Series A Midsummer Night's Dream is produced by Next C…
 
David and Kaz open the show discussing the highlights from night one of ‘Grand Slam,’ including the 30-minute draw between Kenny Omega and Bryan Danielson, Sting and Darby Allin vs. FTR, Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black, and the main event of Britt Baker vs. Ruby Soho (02:00). Then, they talk about an exciting night of ‘Monday Night Raw’ with the New …
 
Welcome to the full Play of the Play On Podcasts Series A Midsummer Night's Dream. A Midsummer Night's Dream is produced by Next Chapter Podcasts and is made possible by the generous support of The Hitz Foundation. Synopsis: The players delight Theseus, Hippolyta, the lovers and the Court with their rendition of “Pyramus and Thisbe”; as Titania, Ob…
 
New WWE Champion Big E is here on the Masked Man Show! David and Kaz ask him about the days leading up to his Money in the Bank cash in on ‘Raw,’ as well as his a leader and veteran presence in the locker room, and much more (02:00). Later, David and Kaz discuss Adam Cole’s debut match on ‘Dynamite’ and next week’s ‘Grand Slam’ card (44:00). They a…
 
Evan and the guys discuss Big E becoming WWE champion (2:30), Flobo gives Zelina Vega the spotlight (12:00), and the guys have a huge debate about Jack's Mount Rushmore of Wrestlers, the first of a three-part series (22:05). Host: Evan Mack, Flobo, Jack Farmer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Welcome to the sixth episode of the Play On Podcasts Series A Midsummer Night's Dream. Synopsis: The players delight Theseus, Hippolyta, the lovers and the Court with their rendition of “Pyramus and Thisbe”; as Titania, Oberon and all the fairy kingdom bless the realm with their celebration of unity. The Cast: ALEXANDRA HENRIKSON as Helena AMARI CH…
 
Masked Mailbag David is joined by babyface producer Jonathan Kermah to answer your fan mail questions from Twitter. Some questions include: Who will have the better run in AEW between Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole? What does WWE need to do to hold onto Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens? And is MJF the best heel in professional wrestling today? Host: David …
 
Tegan Nox joins the show for some “tea time” with Evan. (1:00) Then the guys discuss the return of CM Punk and the AEW PPV (25:00) and debate whether Omos has a world championship in his future (45:53) Host: Evan Mack, Flobo, Jack Farmer Guest: Tegan Nox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
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