It’s one of my favorite events of the year: WWE’s SummerSlam. To get prepped, I dialed up Rob Wolkenbrod to chat some wrestling. Rob runs the Daily DDT website for FanSided, Time Inc’s division of fan-generated content. We discussed what it’s like to run a site with 30+ contributors, how to stand out in a crowded WWE market, and made our SummerSlam predictions.
Excuse the stuffy nose. I was getting over a cold, but after Finn Balor won the Universal Championship with a separated shoulder at last year’s SummerSlam, I wasn’t taking the episode off.
KC Gunn left “real life” to sail around the world on a catamaran with her husband and two baby daughters. After five years of no jobs, address, or bills, KC talks about life at sea – including how they find food, educate their kids, and the need to make all her “mommy-daddy time” a quickie.
If you want some serious FOMO anytime you’re sitting at work or stuck in traffic, follow KC and her husband Troy on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. And if you figure out a way to not be jealous of them, teach me how.
Game of Thrones is back – and so is my podcast! After a few weeks away, I came back with a new episode previewing my favorite show on TV. Called my old college buddy Ben – who’s read the books several times and is the biggest fan of the series I know – to talk a bunch of theories and speculation.
Will Jon and Dany accidentally hook up? Will a dragon die? Who’s the greatest GoT fighter of all time? We tackle all the hard-hitting questions. After the episode, make sure to follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. I’m sure I’ll be tweeting about the season premiere as it happens. Winter is here!
In addition to hosting The Mike Janela Show, I also co-host a weekly pro wrestling podcast with my partner Betsy Struxness. Normally we focus on the company’s most divisive superstar, Roman Reigns. But this week — after WWE made the egregious mistake of allowing a male character decide its historic and first-ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match — we spent the bulk of our episode talking about much more serious issues: equality for the sexes; our country’s political climate; the drawbacks of capitalism; and even American national identity. All this from a “fake” sport!