The Harts are Canada’s first family of professional wrestling and one of the most famous dynasties the country has ever produced. And sure, wrestling is scripted.  But what happens when reality begins to invade that fiction? The story of the Harts is one of triumph and tragedy that transcends the world of pro wrestling. 

Featured in this episode: Damian Abraham, Omar Mouallem

To learn more:

Wrestling With Shadows by Paul Jay

The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling by David Shoemaker

“The Rise and Fall of Wrestling’s Weed-Dealing, Cat-Breeding Phenom” in Rolling Stone by Omar Mouallem

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Additional music:

Unanswered Questions” by Kevin Macleod and “Cylinder Five” by Chris Zabriskie, adapted.

I dunno” by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque

SUNBIRDS” by BOCrew (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: THEDEEPR / THECORNER / feat : FORENSIC /


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