Welcome to the 15th episode of the SI Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch. In this podcast, which will be published weekly, Deitsch will interview members of the sports media about their work, and interesting people about the sports media.
This week, the guest is David Shoemaker, who writes about professional wrestling for Grantland and is the author of the book The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Pro Wrestling. In the podcast, Shoemaker discusses how he started writing about wrestling, how he goes about choosing his subjects, why the late Roddy Piper struck a chord with so many fans, the future of Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker as characters, whether wrestling fans should feel guilty about supporting the enterprise, his podcast called 'Cheap Heat,' why wrestling is such valuable digital and audio content, a shared love for Paul Heyman and much more.
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