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Dec 21, 2018

Get ready to rumble! Pairing is breaking new ground as Julia Schifini (Spirits, Tides) returns talk about the WWE and professional wrestling. Specifically, Julia shows Emma the first ever Women's Royal Rumble, and Emma is dumbfounded by its awesomeness. In this first part, we talk about all 30 participants, the beefs, the friendships, the outfits and the hair. Listen to learn what the kayfabe is, who's a heel and who's a face, and what beer you should drink while watching wrestling. Plus:modern commedia dell'arte, Viking Queens, divas and superstars, the Samoan Drop, werewolves, Xena Warrior Princess, the first out women's wrestler, Two-Paws the cat, steampunk Irish women, and so, so much more.

Julia is a co-host of Spirits, a boozy dive into myths and legends, and star of Tides Podcast, as well as a bunch of other Audio Projects! Follow her on Twitter @JuliaSchifini to see all the amazing things she's working on!

Special thanks to Zach Valenti (@zachvalenti) for lending his studio to our cause. Zach is amazing, check out his Focused AF podcast and his YouTube channel!

Music for this episode:

"Crossing the Chasm", "Killers", "Division", & "Hiding Your Reality" Kevin MacLeod (
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Pairing was created, edited, and produced by Emma Sherr-Ziarko, with music and audio recording by Winston Shaw, and artwork by Darcy Zimmerman and Katie Huey.