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The Duckpin Podcast

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Veteran podcaster and writer Brian Griffiths talks about things that matter in your life: news, politics, sports, culture. We’ll be looking at those things from a state, local, and national perspective, and we’ll be talking to the people who are making those things happen.To learn more about The Duc… read more


Episode #2: Brandon Thurston

In this week’s episode of The Duckpin Podcast we speak to Brandon Thurston on the business of Professional Wrestling.

The show is also available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher,  Anchor, Google Podcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Overcast, Radio Public, Breaker, and wherever else you get your podcasts.

About the Episode: In this episode we discuss;

  • The current state of wrestling’s economy;
  • How fan-free shows affect the WWE and All Elite Wrestling;
  • How the WWE Thunderdome is a reaction to fan-free shows and ratings decline;
  • The way forward for other companies, such as the NWA and Ring of Honor;
  • Predictions about the next five years of the wrestling business.

About the Guest: Brandon Thurston is the world’s leading expert on the business of professional wrestling. A pro wrestler and trainer himself, Thurston manages the Wrestlenomics website and hosts the Wrestlenomics Radio podcast. Wrestlenomics has been referenced by a number of major media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, The Wrap, New York Daily News, Vice, The Ringer, Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter, Bleacher Report, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. You can follow Brandon on Twitter @BrandonThurston and Wrestlenomics @wrestlenomics.

The Duckpin can be found at We're also @TheDuckpin on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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