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The Heavyweight Chumps

Mattox & Thundercookies wrestle with movies, tv shows, guests. Oh and wrestling. They may take you for a burger, a beer or give you an inside look at independent film festivals in the South. ‬‪Past guests include Matt Pinfield, Muck Sticky, Al Kapone, Bill Behrens, Rick Ramos, Dana Nachman,and more. They truly are mad fat and LOUD.

Yes We Cannes

The Chumps welcome back Oxford Film Festival Alumnus, Cheryl Allison, who shares tales of her journey from Oxford to Cannes and everywhere in between. Her story is about more than filmmaking as the discussion turns to the LGBTQ+ Community, being in New York for the World Pride event. Cheryl also shares her own story of coming out. We hope you enjoy this moving and insightful episode! Brought to you by Artist Vodka. Be sure to check Out www.madfatloud.com!

We’re taking a trip to the Garage Kitchen with Michele Guild, host of the Welcome to My Show podcast. It’s an all around whacky time as this Little hellion regales us with tales of bad food, bad dates and bad jokes. Oh, and we hear about the time her curiosity won out and she LICKED the handrail while in line for a roller coaster! Mattox and ThunderCookies shoot the breeze about Netflix cancellations, and there’s a Weigh In of Worst Snack Foods!

U.S.A. USA USA! It’s the 4th of July and we’re bringing in the Foremost Expert on awful wrestling gimmicks! RD Reynolds, author of The Death of WCW, founder of WrestleCrap.com and Wrestle Crap Radio calls us on the PhatLine to wave the flag at some of the WORST Patriotic Gimmicks in professional wrestling! He also sticks around for a Weigh In on the worst gimmicks of WCW/ECW during the wrestling boom of the late 1990s.

The Heavyweight Chumps saddle up and head to the old west for a conversation, about HBO’s recent Deadwood Reunion Movie, via the PhatLine with Pop Culture Cosmos host Gerald Glassford. During the in-depth look at the Deadwood Camp and it’s cast of characters, the gang ponders whether there could be room for another film, or even if the western genre has a place in modern cinema or television. Mattox And Thundercookies each Weigh In with their 3 favorite lawmen in pop culture.

It’s a New week and a new Heavyweight Chumps Podcast. Mattox And Thundercookies discuss Mississippi’s attempt to get Medical Marijuana on the 2020 ballot. Then the fellas dive into the latest rumors surrounding Matt Reeves The Batman and the looming end of The Ashton Kutcher/Sam Elliott Series The Ranch. Afterwards a call comes in on the PhatLine from Oxford Film Festival Executive Director Melanie Addington who shares details on several upcoming festival-related event and offers her thoughts of social unrest after recent incidents in Oxford and Memphis.

It’s Episode 100 for The Heavyweight Chumps and it’s a wild ride that starts with thanks to previous guests and friends of the show (if we forgot anyone it was not intentional). To thank those involved in independent film over the 99 previous episodes, the guys dive back into that pool with writer/director Miles Doleac. Doleac’s newest film Hallowed Ground is a thought-provoking horror film set in Mississippi and centered around the trouble a married couple (Alice and Vera) find themselves in after inadvertently crossing a property line.

Today’s menu features a heaping helping of laughs as the guys get a buzz on the PhatLine from Memphis-based stand-up Comic Kate Lucas. Kate offers a look into the life of a working comedian and where she looks for inspiration, then things go off the rails. The discussion turns to her time as a morning radio host, a mutual hatred of the Charmin bears, getting lost in the desert and he look at one of Cosby’s accusers. Buckle up. And don’t get offended!

The Dark Side of the Ring documentary series on Viceland takes an in-depth look into some of professional wrestling’s biggest controversies. On this episode of The Heavyweight Chumps, a fan favorite and wrestling veteran, Steve Cox returns to share personal insights into the series’ installments on Bruiser Brody and The Von Erichs. “Do It To It” also shares some hilarious behind the scenes stories about working with these and more during his time in the Squared Circle.

In this newest episode, Mattox And Thundercookies answer the PhatLine to dive into the Punk Rock scene of Memphis with documentarian John Rash! In a deep interview Rash tells the story behind the number 1 punk rock documentary on Amazon Prime Negro Terror that focuses on the band of the same name and it’s ideals. The guys also learn more about the band’s late lead singer and Bassist Omar Higgins. Crank the volume and Rock out with us on this one!

You didn’t think we’d actually take Memorial Day off did you? Rest easy Chumpamaniacs, because we have some BRAND NEW facts about those famous Presidential spouses with The First Ladies Man Andrew Och! The Chumps also celebrate as only we can, with Food talk about the New Taco Bell Resort; Nostalgia moves on up as we give our thoughts on the LIVE ABC performances of All In the Family/ The Jeffersons and we WEIGH IN on our dream celebrity cookout guests!

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