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Episode 14: Luna Vachon Can Kick Our Butts Anytime

This podcast is in no way sponsored by Zenni Optical but it should be. Since the GLOW series is currently being filmed, Lauren and Jetta catch up on the off season. They discuss Luna Vachon, of the Vachon Wrestling Family and the niece of Vivian Vachon of Wrestling Queen, and her complicated career as a professional wrestler when women were treated as a gimmick. Jetta discusses four amazing matches and Lauren discusses Luna's leggings. The matches we cover on this episode are: Luna v....

Duration: 01:43:06

Episode 13: Dave Zirin is Everyone's Dad w/ Kate Foray

WE DID IT! We reached the end of GLOW's first season and we're joined by the resident statistician of wrestling, Kate Foray! Kate explains to Lauren the RAW Breakdown Project, and both she and Jetta shout about GLOW's hostility to tag team matches. We cover the gender nonconformity of bash, the lack of decency in Sam, and how Justine should have probably punched him in the face. Keith is still the reigning champ, Ruth and Debbie are white girling all over the place, and Jetta trots out her...

Duration: 02:02:10

Episode 12: Wall Street Guys Eat Deep Fried Minotaur

The PENULTIMATE episode of GLOW the Distance! WE'RE ALL GROWN UP. We talk about steampunk, Rent, bicuriousness in the 1980's, Lauren's cat Zelda, and films where white dudes look at each other. Jetta tells us about lube wrestling, Not Your Mom's Iced Tea, terrorism in the 1980's, and the complicated Cookie Monsters that occupy nonprofit work. Lauren uses her fitness knowledge to break down how unfun eating is when you're becoming a workout fiend and Jetta eats the Fitness Cheeseburger. Do...

Duration: 01:24:56

Episode 11: Our First Conspiracy and Poetry Hour w/Paul Sauer

Jetta and Lauren are joined by GLOW fan and GLOW the Distance producer Paul Sauer to discuss episode 8 "Maybe it's All the Disco" of GLOW. Paul discusses getting into wrestling to better bond with his theatre group, Lauren explains how periods "sync up," and everyone watches as the cis woman narrative pulls a motherfucking eclipse over the trans narrative in this episode. Jetta explains to us the case of Jetta Rae and the Missing White Girl. Jetta eats Apple Pie Oreos and the team debates...

Duration: 01:46:27

Episode 9: It Took Us 9 Episodes to Think of "Wrestlesplain"

Lauren has returned from Philly Folk Fest and got to visit with awesome listener Daniel! We're back from the season break and recapping episode 6 of GLOW on Netflix. We review Wet n Wild's new limited edition Mermaids collection. Listen to Lauren wax poetic about Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries, and listen to Jetta's adventures in trying to take care of Lauren's cat, Zelda. If you work for Ultimate Surrender, Lauren is available, and if you know of a homo-positive bourbon, LAUREN NEEDS YOU TO...

Duration: 01:45:38

Episode 8: All the Marbles with JW Friedman

Lauren and Jetta are join by JW Friedman from I Don't Even Own a Television to review the 1981 wrestling movie All the Marbles staring Peter Falk. This shit is bananas. B A N A N A S. This is clearly a Rocky spin off in which Columbo/the Grandfather in Princess Bride helps a Blonde and a Brunette become moderately (?) famous (?) wrestlers (?). Jetta stans for the film as Lauren and J go HAM. Learn about territorial wrestling, the political affiliations of John Cena and Christ Jericho, life...

Duration: 01:39:08

Episode 7: Lipstick and Dynamite, Piss and Vinegar,

Lauren and Jetta review the wrestling document Lipstick and Dynamite, Piss and Vinegar: the First Ladies of Wrestling. It focuses on women's wrestling in the 1940's and 1950's and circles around controversial (read: fucking asshole) figure Fabulous Moolah, and other greats like Mae Young, Joyce Grable, Gladys Gillem, and Penny Banner. Figure out if Lauren knows any more about wrestling, how kayfabe worked in women's wrestling in the 40's and 50's, and what new theory Jetta has on the...

Duration: 02:48:31

Episode 6: Lauren and Jetta Review Wrestling Queen

Lauren and Jetta take a midseason break from the GLOW Netflix series to watch and discuss the 1973 documentary Wrestling Queen about Vivian Vachon and the Vachon wrestling family. I mean, it's sorta about that? Kinda? In a very loose sense of "about?" They give a recap of the documentary, talk about how hard it is to talk about wrestling history with so much ingrained Kayfabe, and who this thing was actually made for. Give us a 5 star rating on iTunes, and share our episodes! Follow the...

Duration: 01:54:22

Episode 5: The One with Fucking Wrestling in it Al-Fucking-Ready

Lauren and Jetta fly solo this week as they talk about Debbie Doing Things. This episode has actual wrestling in it! FINALLY. Jetta unpacks how wrestling is the opera of the proletariat, Lauren coughs a lot because she still has mono (sorry), and they both are coming along to the idea that Ruth might not be fucking terrible forever. Lauren's theory that Sam and Ruth are the same person, and Jetta points out that GLOW is accurate in that most art is 3 episodes of unresolved tension before...

Duration: 01:28:10

Episode 4: She Fucked Your Husband but You Don't Deserve a Valet

GLOW the Distance welcomes guest Chelsea Spollen of Shoulders Up! Jetta and Lauren are sick as dogs, but they soldier on to recap episode 4 of Netflix's GLOW, discuss wrestling news, appreciate the dimensions of poverty present, debate the trans narrative of Otherkin, and explain to Lauren all the kinds of heat. Follow Chelsea on Twitter @shoulders_up Check out Shoulders Up on your favorite podcast app and online at Follow the show on Twitter @glowthedistance Follow...

Duration: 01:31:15

Episode 3: Like an Unfunny Todd Margaret

Lauren and Jetta are joined by Marian Gonzalez, arm-wrestling champion and podcaster, to recap episode 3 of GLOW. Jetta fails at continuing a feud, Zelda breaks things in the background, and we try to not get political and FAIL UTTERLY. Carmen is still the best and Ruth is still the worst. Follow Marian on twitter! Follow the show on Twitter @glowthedistance Follow the show on Facebook Check out the show's website...

Duration: 01:15:12

Episode 2: Not Sponsored by Four Roses

Lauren and Jetta are back with special guest Courtney Rose from Facelock Feministas! We break down the second episode of GLOW, cover wrestling terms Lauren needs to know, and have some bad GLOW karaoke. Lauren and Jetta unpack the new Netflix GLOW series, a fictionalized version of the 1980's phenomenon Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Jetta is a big women's wrestling fan, Lauren is not a wrestling fan but does enjoy sequins. Together they GLOW the Distance to make Lauren into a full-on...

Duration: 01:16:10

Episode 1: Planet of the Designing Women

Lauren and Jetta unpack the new Netflix GLOW series, a fictionalized version of the 1980's phenomenon Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Jetta is a big women's wrestling fan, Lauren is not a wrestling fan but does enjoy sequins. Together they GLOW the Distance to make Lauren into a full-on wrestling fanatic.

Duration: 01:16:33

Episode 0 - Glow The Distance Podcast Trailer

Lauren knows nothing about wrestling. Jetta Rae knows too much.

Duration: 00:02:52