Smark & Friends

Smark & Friends
Smark & Friends; watching wrestling with people who don’t watch wrestling! Our host, Zak, welcomes actors, musicians, fight choreographers, and other Montreal artists to watch a match, and we invite YOU along for the ride! Listen to the podcast on it’s own, OR queue up on and use this podcast as an alternate commentary track. #WrestlingIsForEveryone, and S&F wants to show how true that is! Host: Zak Thriepland Producer: Kristina Lulham Technical Producer: Kristina Lulham Network: Two Finger Guns Club * Thank you to for providing sound effects.

The Patron Saint of Quarantine featuring Rocketman Explores
May 28 • 24 min
You already know and love him. Host of Rocketman Explores Connor Speak returns to Smark & Friends for another watchalong. A pair of fan-favourites duke it out in a match between Colin Delaney and Orange Cassidy from Wild/Zero - and it’s not exactly…
LARPing with Kuma The Grizzly King
May 21 • 30 min
He wrestled every weekend of 2019 - except for the weekends he was LARPing! We’ve summoned Quebec wrestler Kuma the Grizzly King to talk “Les Terres du Nogard”, a LARP he runs just north of Montreal. How do LARPing and pro-wrestling relate? Listen and…
What’s in a Name? featuring Scott Chantler
May 14 • 32 min
What do you do after the release of your latest book? Watch wrestling of course! Writer/Illustrator Scott Chantler joins the show to talk about his newest graphic memoir BIX, and of course, enjoy a little indie-wrasslin’. We’re catching Matt Cross take on…
Going Broadway
May 7 • 4 min
Huge news; we’ve dropped the seasonal format and are now going WEEKLY! In this micro-episode, Zak lays out what the show is going to sound like going forward. We’re still doing watchalongs, but we’re doing so much more. Listen and learn all about the new…
Fly Me To The Moonsault
Jan 16 • 38 min
Surprise! It’s our season finale! Nir Guzinski returns to the show and he’s not coming alone! Fellow actor, producer, and musician Stephen Voyce joins in on the fun, and we’re all watching Davey Richards take on the wrestling fandom’s beloved Kota Ibushi!…
Baby Got Backbreaker
Jan 9 • 30 min
Is that Julian Stamboulieh joining us? It sure is! The creative director of Beanduck Productions is in to talk about projects The Forest and Dystonia, and of course, watch some wrasslin’! We’re watching Mercedes KV (AKA Sasha Banks) take on Alexxis (AKA…
Do You Steen What I Steen?
Dec 23, 2019 • 38 min
Merry Christmas, let’s watch Combat Zone Wrestling! We’re spending the holiday special with Matt and JD from The Wrestlemaniaks watching a fatal four way match between Kevin Steen, El Generico, SeXXXy Eddy and eXeSs 69. Grab your rum & eggnog and watch…
My Bay Bay Shot Me Down
Dec 19, 2019 • 31 min
Watching indie wrestling with indie-folk-pop artists! Motel Raphaël joins us to watch Adam Cole take on Prince Devitt at RevPro’s Summer Sizzler. Not sure if it’s a wrestling match or a bachelor party.
Cody was a Rock & Roller
Dec 12, 2019 • 24 min
S&F is back for Season 3 and we’ve hit the ground running; actor and musician Patricia Summersett (Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Outer Worlds, Mother!) joins us in studio to enjoy a six-man tag team match featuring Cody Rhodes and the Rock &…
Chekhov’s Table
Jun 27, 2019 • 39 min
It’s a jam-packed Season Two Finale, and you’ll be able to watch along with us on YouTube! We have Full Party Twitch streamers Jon Verrall & Jess Fildes watching Prince Puma vs Mil Muertes in Lucha Underground! PLUS: Playwright Michael Treder shares his…
Christina Applegate Is Also a Bad Ass
Jun 20, 2019 • 27 min
Actor and Fight Choreographer Shawn Baichoo stops by to watch Meiko Satomura take on Mercedes Martinez. This hard-hitting match from the Mae Young Classic leaves little to laugh about, but Shawn’s insight makes this episode CAN’T MISS!
Hellboy Hammer Helmsley
Jun 13, 2019 • 22 min
Emily Skahan, the singer-songwriter of Georgette joins the show just in time to share details of Georgette’s debut album Funny Girl! We’re having fun watching Legacy take on John Cena, Triple H and Seth Green. Mr Green, if you happen to be listening, our…
Slowly Moving Away
Jun 6, 2019 • 26 min
We welcome Nir Guzinski, actor and content creator of Nearly Funny to the show to see how he feels about the in-ring comedy of the Usos vs Breezango. Did you ever notice Judy Bagwell’s cameo in this match? You will now!
May 30, 2019 • 30 min
We’re recording in Toronto for this latest episode - that’s right, we’re NATIONAL now! Zak gets together with host of the Speech Bubble Podcast Aaron Broverman to watch the lumberjack match between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose from SummerSlam 2014.…
May 22, 2019 • 25 min
It’s springtime, and that means one thing in Montreal - the Fringe Festival! Amy Blackmore, artistic and executive director of both MainLine Theatre and the Fringe Festival helps us kick off Season Two by watching Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Ronda…
Mar 8, 2019 • 6 min
Bouncing off an object in Galaxy GN-z11 and warping through 4 black holes, we have recovered a broadcast from the distant future of S&F! Boldly Boinking hosts Alexa and Connor join the show to watch the much-anticipated debut of the Borg Drone, where she…
Smark & Friends - Giant Gonzalez’ Coin Pouch
Jan 17, 2019 • 25 min
Zak and WatchMojo producer Chris Masson are watching Undertaker vs Giant Gonzalez, and spend considerable time admiring the costume design choices. Chris also informs Zak that S&F is indeed abiding by Fair Use, which is a great thing to learn in the…
Smark & Friends - No Dick-squalifications
Jan 10, 2019 • 23 min
Actors/writers/twitch-streamers/more, and that’s just our two guests! Elizabeth Neale and Scott Humphrey join the show to watch The Rock take on WWE’s resident superhero The Hurricane, and naturally, the episode is chock-full of Disney references. Music…
Smark & Friends - Suplex is Not a Food
Jan 3, 2019 • 29 min
The studio gets cozy when Zak welcomes punk band Sprankton to S&F. If 5 people sharing a mic isn’t chaotic enough, they’re watching WrestleMania 2000’s 13-man battle royal. What could go wrong? PLUS; Sprankton’s I Choo Choo Choose You, the song a local…
Smark & Friends - A Very Smarky Christmas
Dec 20, 2018 • 23 min
Boldly Boinking co-host Connor Speak joins Zak to try turning Big Show & Ric Flair’s ECW encounter into a holiday-friendly match. PLUS: Christmas music from Halifax Wrestle-Rockers The B+Players! Theme: Mixed by Jordan Walder Violins by Kristina Howard…
Smark & Friends - There’s a Costume Designer Crying Somewhere
Dec 13, 2018 • 26 min
Guest: Michelle Lewis (ig/@michellehitsthings) Fight choreographer and performer Michelle Lewis joins the show as she and Zak try to keep up with the mile-a-minute action between Rey Mysterio Jr. and Eddie Guerrero. In-ring action prompts Michelle to…
Smark & Friends - Does Judy Bagwell Have Stockholm Syndrome?
Dec 5, 2018 • 22 min
Guest: Benjamin Warner (TW/@benthecanadian ig/@benjaminanthonywarner), Producer for Beanduck Productions (TW/IG/@_beanduck) In the inaugural episode of Smark & Friends, host Zak welcomes Beanduck Productions’ “Producer Duck” Benjamin Warner. Zak…