Welcome to all of our loyal and devoted Bloody Elbow Podcast Network supporters! We have some announcements we are eager and excited to share with you today about some changes coming to the Podcast Network.
First of all, if you’ve been missing us on Apple Podcasts, spotify, Amazon Music, audible, iHeartRadio, stitcher, Pandora or on apps like Downcast, Podcrucher, the Podcast App, or any of our other amazingly popular podcasting platforms and apps - we have great news for you…Our primary RSS Feed hosting all of our podcasts has finally been untangled and your favorite hosts and shows are right back where you like them the most, on your favorite podcast platforms!
Bloody Elbow Podcasts are now 100% listener-supported broadcasts. To receive new shows and support our Podcast Team, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
Now that you’re hearing our shows again, we also want to share with you our brand new Bloody Elbow Podcast Network Schedule, as well as some information about why you should consider becoming a paid subscriber…
One of the best reasons to follow us on the new Bloody Elbow Podcast Substack page is that now you can follow your favorite hosts and shows and ONLY your faves… we know you ONLY want to get emails for the shows you really care about, so our Bloody Elbow Podcast Substack page now has “Podcast Sections”, which you can subscribe to independently. Once you land on our home page you simply scroll the tabs at the top of the page, side-to-side, and select whichever shows you love the most. These are basically just Substack’s version of Playlists.If you only want to follow or receive show notices on a specific show, or your favorite hosts, you can do that now! More details on how to subscribe/unsubscribe to sections here.
Now, on to the good stuff… Our podcast crew has been working diligently behind the scenes to tweak our show schedule in order to give you the shows you want the most; we have listened to your feedback, and crunched all of the numbers, and are ready to unveil our new production schedule — it is as follows:
Unless otherwise stated, all of our shows will be airing mornings at 8am Eastern, 5am Pacific time.
Now your Monday mornings will feature either ‘The MMA Bunker’ or ‘The MMA Tête-À-Tête’ shows, with our owner, ‘Kid Nate’ Wilcox, sharing his personal perspective on the state of the sport, as he rants in his bunker every other week. Then on the other side of the coin, alternating Mondays, Nate will invite some of the sharpest minds in MMA journalism into the bunker for a candid one-on-one interview. Free subscribers will be given a glimpse into each episode to determine if they are ready to sign up and hear the rest! Paid subscribers - these are your exclusive shows, the remainder of them will be behind the paywall — and let’s face it, that’s where Nate belongs!
Every other week on Tuesdays, you can look forward to getting your John Nash fix with his popular ‘Hey Not the Face! Podcast’, moderated by our own Podcast Manager and Producer, Stephie Haynes. They are an entertaining duo for sure. The show brings you the business side of combat sports in a way anyone can grasp. Topics covered will include, contract review, financial analysis, fighter pay and more! Our free listeners will again get a brief glimpse of the show, and the remainder of the podcast will be behind the paywall.
Next, for hump day, every single solitary Wednesday, our dynamic duo of Stephie Haynes and Victor Rodriguez, with an occasional guest appearance from our former managing editor, Mookie Alexander, (or other well-known industry fight analysts), will bring you ‘The Level Change Podcast’! This is our popular combat sports news and variety show, which usually reviews the latest combat sports events, covers the latest hot topics in industry news, as well as previews upcoming combat sports events with a fun picks and stats segment. This show is geared towards are free subscribers, but will also provide our paid subs a healthy BONUS CONTENT SEGMENT at the end of the show every single week!
On Thursdays and Fridays we are changing things up a little… every Thursday morning we will air the ‘MMA Vivisection Main Card Preview’ show starring expert fight analysts, Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch. The guys will go in-depth in a way no other podcast network is providing you with: you will get detailed fight analysis, fight picks and their reasoning behind their picks, as well as an odds segment for you degenerate gamblers we love so much.
They will tackle every single bout from top to bottom on the main card for every fight night and PPV UFC event offered. This show will be free, but we will be adding a bonus segment to the end of every show where Zane and Connor will review where they went wrong in the picks they made for the last card. To hear this segment you will have to become a paid subscriber.
Every Friday morning you will get the exact same things Thursdays, but for the upcoming PRELIMS card, with our ‘MMA VIVI Prelims Shows’. The Prelims show will also offer that bonus segment for our paid subscribers.
Don’t think we stop there just because it’s the end of the typical work week, Saturday night is fight night folks! We have got you covered.
Saturdays / FIGHT NIGHT!
Every single fight night or pay-per-view event on the UFC calendar will be covered after the events wrap up. Our fight experts Zane Simon and his cohort Eddie Mercado will be bringing you hot takes, possible next fights and reactions to the overall events. If one of the guys can’t make it, you get bonus insights from occasional stand-in hosts like Dayne Fox, Dan Tom or other industry fight analysts that are up for this task. Although we do offer the post fight show to our free subscribers, we have special plans for your paid subscribers…Every single 6th Round Post Fight Show will feature a bonus segment at the end of the show showcasing the guys all new ‘Star Rating System’ for every single bout on the card top to bottom. If you haven’t caught it yet, you gotta sign up because this stuff is a riot! Zane has a stringent 0-5 star system and Eddie has given a ‘pi chart star’, a ‘constellation star’ and several negative stars, much to Zane’s chagrin! But- you have to be a paid subscriber to check to out.
SUNDAYS AFTER PPVs
For all of you listeners who have already pledged their support, we have an extra treat for the 6th Round now. For every single pay-per-view event we will be live streaming the show to VIDEO and recording the ‘Star Ratings Segments’ via Skype… so that way every single Sunday, after your pay per view event, you can login to the Substack and get a professionally enhanced video format of the show, with the star ratings bonus segment attached to the end, all in one listen - featuring a premium motion graphics package — so now you can get all of your 6th Round PPV Bonus content in one click! These video packages will be exclusively for our paid subscribers only, so be sure to sign up right now!
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Not enough? Wait! We’ve got more!BONUS SHOWS
Dates and times may vary, but in addition to the long-awaited return of ‘The MMA Bunker’, we are bringing ‘The MMA Depressed-us’ back from PATREON you guys! That’s right! We have no set schedule just yet, but we are aiming for once a month that these treats will come your way! Not sure when the first one will hit yet, but they are coming! So be sure to pledge your support with a paid subscription so you can follow along with Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch and of course Phil Mackenzie, too. The guys will be watching TORTUROUS MMA together online, right by your side!
Don’t go yet, we have one more trick up our sleeve…
Starting this week, we are bringing you an all new episode of the wildly popular and fascinating ‘SHOW MONEY PODCAST’ featuring the Show Money crew, which consists of Paul Gift, the Economist, Jason Cruz, the Lawyer, and John Nash, our own Chief Financials Columnist and “the man who knows everyone and everything in MMA”. This is the ONLY podcast covering the business side of combat sports in-depth in a way you cannot find anywhere else. Plus, this previously 100% paywalled show will now offer a decent portion of content to our free subscribers - this week you can get an entire 45 minutes from the guys! But the entire show goes much longer and you will only be available to you paid subscribers.
If you love our Bloody Elbow Podcasts and Hosts, please subscribe today and don’t forget to tell your friends they need to sign up and pledge their support to us today too, so they don’t miss a single episode you are rearing to talk with them about!— This has been your Bloody Elbow Production Manager, June M. Williams. On behalf of the entire podcast team, I would like to sincerely thank you all for your tremendous support so far and for being our loyal listeners and fans spanning over a decade of broadcasts! Thanks for listening!