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Episode 5: It Begins with Jim Croce and Ends with the American Males

Episode 5 of Charting the Territories has hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher focus on Mid-South Wrestling in the 4th quarter of 1980. Did Bill Watts take booking advice from a deceased singer/songwriter? We also talk about Paul Ellering’s wrestling career and Len Rossi’s post-wrestling career. Plus, a look at the Culkin’s Mississippi territory and Al sings the American Males theme song with help from a surprising guest! 

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network. 

Episode 4: The Boy from Buffalo

Episode 4 of Charting the Territories has hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher focus on September 1972 in the McGuirk/Watts wrestling territory, but also cover a wide range of topics. Jerry Brown, the Last House on the Left, Ivan Putski, Flip Gordon, Tarzan Tyler, Longhorn Steakhouse, Jim(my) Valiant, air-conditioning in Missouri in the 70s, Hiro Matsuda and much more. They also open up the mailbag and Al offers up some research tools & tips.

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 3: Elvis has Left the Building…and Leroy has Entered

Episode 3 of Charting the Territories sees hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher talk about the McGuirk territory in 1961 as they expand into Louisiana for the first time. They talk about some of the more interesting characters that came into the territory in the summer, including Happy Humphrey, Tuffy Truesdale (and his assorted animal companions) and the Great Antonio. They then dip into the mailbag for the first time ever to answer listeners’ questions and Al *attempts* to correctly pronounce the names of several towns in Louisiana.

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network.

Episode 2: They Drew a House in New Orleans

Episode 2 of Charting the Territories sees hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher go back to July 1976 and the first pro wrestling card at the Superdome. They discuss supercards in various territories in the early 70s and show how one basic storyline led to the two top bouts at the Superdome. They also look at the talent roster & feuds at the time with a unique statistical approach. From there they touch on other time periods, and you’ll learn one thing that Al has in common with Gene Petit (Gene Lewis/Cousin Luke)!

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 1: Blinded by the ‘Birds

Episode 1 of Charting the Territories features hosts Al Getz and Jon Boucher introducing listeners to their new podcast at the intersection of pro wrestling and statistics. They look at June 1980 in Mid-South Wrestling and one of the biggest angles in Mid-South history. From there they look at the territory in 1976, 1972 and go way back to 1961 and discuss Donn Lewin’s sister being horrified by Danny McShain. Then outraged. Then intrigued. And then…

Charting the Territories is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network