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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Jan 17, 2020

In this episode, Ophidian the Cobra and Kate Nyx return to B&G with a recap of 2019. Most importantly, the secret content they worked on all year for CHIKARA known as The Crucible. We talk about the making of a viral narrative and the work that went into shooting all the content. Excuse us while we shake off the podcast rust!

Feb 8, 2019

In this episode, Ophidian the Cobra and Kate Nyx are joined by CHIKARA's Green Ant. We discuss what it's like going from being a fan of CHIKARA to becoming a member of its greatest stable, The Colony. Green Ant also discusses making a mask for Ultramantis and his upcoming NPWD match.

Nov 6, 2018

In this episode, Ophidian the Cobra and Kate Nyx discuss what it's like to put together your own wrestling tour, as well as their recent changes in lifestyle.

Jul 2, 2018

Ophidian the Cobra and Kate Nyx are joined by Solo Darling! On "Technically Not White", we discuss Kate's recent dealings in having her image stolen/altered. Ophidian dives into not wanting to falsely represent Egyptian and Arabic culture while Solo recounts her childhood fashion. 

Mar 23, 2018

This week, Ophidian the Cobra and Kate Nyx have Young Lions Cup XIV finalist Omari on the podcast! They discuss getting started in wrestling and coming to America to work for CHIKARA; including what it's like to be in the room for one of Mike Quackenbush's famous preshow speeches.

Mar 4, 2018

Ophidian the Cobra and Kate Nyx discuss what exactly the fork is happening in their crazy mixed up lives, and what's going to happen in the near and distant future! 

Feb 5, 2018

Bump And Grind returns! This episode features Ophidian and long time friend of the Cobras, Billy Kumo, discussing why BAG went on hiatus, Kaiju Big Battel, Fred Durst, and The Whisper/Ophidian storyline in CHIKARA.

Sep 6, 2017

In this episode, Kate and Ouroboros discuss producing the 1st ever Burlesque iPPV, GLOB. They did it. It was made. Many people get thanked. Kate also talks about performing with Ouroboros in a wrestling match and why it meant so much to her.  Also, "Hard Body" Rory Gulak.

Aug 25, 2017

In this episode, Kate and Ophidian discuss the creation of the upcoming Gorgeous Ladies of Burlesque show. They go into deep detail about the mindset and process of creating a Wrestling vs Burlesque show. Sorry for the audio quality. The original recording was lost to the Technology Gods.

Aug 2, 2017

In this episode, Kate and Ophidian talk touring differences between the two. Ophidian talks about his experience on the road in Denmark, Portugal, England, Spain, and The Channel Islands. Kate discusses returning back to her roots with an extended stay in Michigan. The future of Closet Champion and its new found life on twitch is somewhere in the mix too. 

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.