The North-South Connection

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3 days ago

Ben welcomes wrestler Kaia McKenna on this week's show! @KaiaMcK talks about being a wrestling nerd, training with Seth Rollins, being a woman in professional wrestling, and much more! 

5 days ago

Jennifer Smith and Matt Souza are back with a brand-new edition of GCDub: A Game Changing Podcast! On this episode, they discuss the happenings from recent GCW shows including Blake Christian and the World Title situation, Tournament of Survival 9, Effy vs Mance Warner in Cage of Survival, and more! They then pick their match of the month and preview some upcoming shows! So, pull a door off its hinges, bundle up the light tubes, and remember… It’s MDK… ALL FUCKING DAY!

7 days ago

It’s… ChroNoSo! The North-South Connection Podcast Network takes you down memory lane each month by exploring one match from WWE history.
This month on ChroNoSo, the crew dives into WWF from October 1989. They also cover other matches, segments & events from Saturday's Night Main Event #23, WWF Superstars, Madison Square Garden & More!

Friday Jun 07, 2024

A naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a ranchman, a soldier, a politician and an all-around nice guy. Join us as this week as Hail to the Keith looks into one of the most amazing Presidents in US History: Theodore Roosevelt.
From sunrise to sunset, this mythic man went through love and loss, war and peace, hunting and conservation and did all of it with that amazing voice of his.
No wonder he spoke softly.

Thursday Jun 06, 2024

From the eagle’s nest, high above the ECW arena, this is the Extreme Three Way Dance! In this episode, JT, Jenny and Matt review the next three episodes of ECW television from June 1999!
The troublesome trio talk Corino stalking Taz, the arrival of Rhino, Storm & Credible targeting Lynn, Dudley Boys for hire, the early build to Heat Wave, the influx of Northeast Indy talent and so much more!
So jump on board, grab a chair and get ready to join this threesome for an extreme journey through time!

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

"I AM my powers. And the good they can do. For my friends, and for the whole world. I reckon maybe I can live with that after all."
Experts Jenny, Tim, and Keith are back with another double feature and faced with the question: what if the physical condition of mutation could be removed, rendering a mutant indistinguishable from their baseline human peers? This thought experiment has offered some of the richest concepts for exploration across all of X-Men media and drives the central conflict of our two-parter. Would such a mutation "cure" be selfish to pursue? After all, the Spider-Man Principle teaches us that with great power comes great responsibility; that is, a commitment to use said power to the maximum benefit of all. But does such a responsibility exist in a world that would just as soon see its self-appointed protectors erased from existence? Furthermore, wouldn't it be selfish or irresponsible for certain mutants, due to the nature of their powers, NOT to seek a cure if such an option was available? Possessing a dangerous, "always on" power that she cannot consciously control, Rogue is the one main character who represents the best argument in favor of a mutant cure. Her mutation is perhaps the cruelest of all - invisible on the surface, allowing her to easily pass as "normal," yet posing a risk to anyone within arm's reach. To counter this, Rogue must deprive herself even the most fleeting, casual acts of human intimacy. For all the good she can do as a member of the X-Men, it's hard to deny that the removal of her powers wouldn't be a net benefit: not only to Rogue individually, but society at large. There are others who view their mutations very much as gifts and intrinsic to their identities. This is where the series starts to touch upon the concept of mutant pride, and feels ahead of its time in doing so. While a number of X-Men stories can be boiled down to "good" mutants vs. "bad" mutants and the humans caught in the middle - or, the human response to living among mutants - another important dimension to consider is how mutants feel about themselves. On the one had, it would be easy to present the characters with superficially cool, wish-fulfillment powers completely under their control (itself an interesting type of privilege rarely brought up within the franchise) as being dismissive of the cure. Yet as with most things X-Men, the dividing lines are not so clear cut. In the end, the purported cure turns out to be a cautionary tale, with those who volunteered to go through with it ending up far worse off for the experience. Taking the cure off the board in this way may seem a cop-out, but to some extent the show has a moral imperative to do so. After all, there's no cure for any of the real-world stand-ins for mutation that make people "different." And even if there was, the onus isn't on the oppressed to change who they are for the satisfaction of their oppressors. The conclusions drawn and options available are much the same as where we leave this pair of episodes: there's no changing who you are, but you can change the way the world sees you. However unfairly, that burden is laid at the feet of the vulnerable communities most in need of such change. So it goes in life as it does in fiction, with the X-Men persisting in fighting for acceptance by a world that fears and hates them.
X-Position X-TRA: Dr. Adler - presumably the real Dr. Adler - can be seen in a photograph alongside mutant inventor extraordinaire Forge in episode 4 ("Lifedeath," pt. 1) of sequel series X-Men '97. Forge goes on to explain that he worked with the scientist while in the employ of the U.S. Department of Defense. He stopped short of outright developing weapons against mutants, but Adler had no such qualms. Adler used Forge's research and prototypes to create the power-blocking inhibitor collars first seen on Genosha (in "Slave Island"). This same technology was utilized in the development of the neutralizer gun Storm was de-powered by in episode 2 ("Mutant Liberation Begins"). (Also pictured with Adler and Forge, albeit partially obscured? None other than Bastion, leader of the anti-mutant taskforce Operation: Zero Tolerance. The doctor traveled in extremely mixed company.)

Sunday Jun 02, 2024

It’s… ChroNoSo! The North-South Connection Podcast Network takes you down memory lane each month by exploring one match from WWE history.
This month on ChroNoSo, the crew dives into WWF from September 1989. They also cover other matches, segments & events from Primetime Wrestling, WWF Superstars, Madison Square Garden & More!


Saturday Jun 01, 2024

Saturday Jun 01, 2024

In this episode of NoSo Draft, host Ryan Gray welcomes in JT Rozzero, Chad Campbell & Mike Rossi to compete in a draft to build the best NWO roster possible!
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Friday May 31, 2024

Ben talks with Landon Hale this week! @HaleYeah3 discussed his rise in wrestling and balancing it with his career as a chiropractor. Landon also talks about his recent trips to Germany and Thailand. A great show so check it out!

Thursday May 30, 2024

Welcome to WWE WAR: Wrestling Above Replacement! JT & Marcus are breaking down each WWE "season" and giving a comprehensive by the numbers breakdown of each PPV event using a specific set of metrics.
In this episode, the boys wrap up the 2005-2006 WWE PPV season with a deep statistical dive on WrestleMania 22. They then put a bow on the season with a series of awards, and also continue to build their list of complete WWE PPV rankings based on the scoring system.
Do your personal ranking synch up with the WWE WAR formula? Tune in and find out!

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