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Episode #219: Rest In Peace Japanese Wrestler Hana Kimura, Plus Special Guest Dart Adams – Hip-Hop, Film, Culture Writer & Podcaster, and Dart Adams List of Essential Old School Boston Records

The guest for this episode is hip-hop, culture, and film writer and podcaster and proud Bostonian, Dart Adams. Having written for publications like HipHopWired, KillerBoomBox, NPR, Mass Appeal, Complex, and Okayplayer, among others, a collection of his writing was recently featured in the book Best Damn Hip Hop Writing: The Book of Dart via Superchamp Books. And before my interview with Dart Adams, I get into the topic of death with my thoughts about recent harassment and killing of black people in America along with the passing of Japanese wrestler Hana Kimura.


Episode #173: Alex Lee – Japan-Based Pro Wrestler, Trained by Lance Storm, Most Known in Sendai Girls, OZ Academy, REINA

The guest for this episode is Japan-based freelance pro wrestler Alex Lee. She got her start training under former WCW and WWE wrestler Lance Storm at his Storm Wrestling Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As we will talk about in this episode, Alex Lee details how she got interested in wrestling transitioning from a bank job and her time learning from Storm, along with her journey in wrestling from WWE’s developmental promotion FCW to her past seven years in Japan in promotions like REINA, OZ Academy, and Sendai Girls. We also talk about the history of Joshi and what its future could be.