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Bump and Grind

A bi-weekly discussion about what it takes to be a working class artist. A deep and insightful look into the blood, sweat, and glitter poured into making Pro Wrestling and Burlesque.
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May 11, 2017

In this episode, Kate and Ophidian invite special guest Liberty Rose into the conversation! Ophidian talks about his experience at Welterweight Wrestling & what it was like in that locker room. Kate and Rose also elaborate on the Broad St Burlesque intern program and what it means to them!

Apr 26, 2017

In this episode, Kate and Ophidian focuses on Kate's diagnosis of borderline personality and how it effects their work, career, and home life. Discussion is had about everything from symptoms to psychiatric hospitals to how managing Kate's BPD has helped them learn to be a more successful team in their day to day.

Apr 12, 2017

In this episode, Kate and Ophidian are joined by Canadian burlesque performer/producer Holly Von Sinn [aka Kate's Canadian Clown Girlfriend] to talk about what it's like performing all over the world and exchange stories and anecdotes from the road. An inevitable conversation about violence in sports and the politics of burlesque follows.

Mar 16, 2017

In this episode, Kate & Ophidian discuss what its like to embark on a massive theatrical production. We talk the details of seeking sponsorship, the inclusion of the LGBTQIA+/Gaming/Nerd community, and creating a show that has never existed before. Also, we are sick. Sorry.

Mar 1, 2017

In this episode, Ophidian discusses the choice he made to occupy a space between reality and fantasy; Kate offers her opinion on navigating that world he built, as well as discusses what it was like to craft her own space of absurdity and equality on social media.

Feb 15, 2017

In this episode, Ophidian and Kate discuss the inner workings of Chikara's secret season, and what it's like for Ophidian to go from wrestling performer to trainer and costume designer. Also, they are both members of the #Xyberflock.

Feb 1, 2017

In this episode, Kate and Ophidian discuss the balance of their personal and professional lives in relation to their marriage, their business, and Kate's most recent opportunity discussing burlesque history and psychology at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Also, National Pro Wrestling Day is February 4th! 

Jan 18, 2017

In this episode, Kate and Ophidian discuss the how history of Burlesque and Pro Wrestling have affected public perception of the art forms. They also discuss how they've had to work and build around these public perceptions. Individually, Ophidian talks about creating the Wrestle Factory documentary "DEMYSTIFY" and how its helping break the impressions the public has about training in Pro Wrestling.

Jan 4, 2017

In this episode, Kate and Ophidian discuss the how and why they started Closet Champion. Ophidian talks about working a day job while trying to start the business, Kate discusses what all goes into running your own company, and they both lament the arduous process of going through client's emails. Happy New Year!

Dec 21, 2016

In this episode, Kate and Ophidian discuss the the decision to combine Kate's burlesque and music brands. They also talk Ophidian's late start on social media and the difference between types of social media brands.

Dec 7, 2016

In this episode, Kate and Ophidian discuss the the different cities and venues they have performed in and what it meant to how they presented themselves on stage. Also, strip clubs!

Nov 23, 2016

In this episode, Kate and Ophidian discuss the differences in Wrestling and Burlesque in regards to education and critique. Also, Kate discusses BurlyCon!

Nov 9, 2016

Kate Nyx and Ophidian the Cobra dive deep into how they utilize other works of art to inspire what they do in burlesque and wrestling, and discuss how to pay homage without being a carbon copy.

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