The Weird World of Incredibly Strange Wrestling
Nothing is more weird than the world of professional wrestling. So what happens when you take wrestling and add a punk rock act, a man dressed up as Bigfoot, and throw a bunch of corn tortillas into the air? You have the San Fransisco based, indie federation Incredibly Strange Wrestling. Former wrestler/announcer Count Dante AKA Bob Calhoun, walks me through the rise and fall of this very unique organization. We also discuss his band “Count Dante and the Black Dragon Fighting Society” and how it got him in trouble with a deadly martial arts club, as well as the unavoidable pull of being a local celebrity in the most popular show in town.
Crime and the Evolution of San Fransisco
No one would argue that San Fransisco is a city like none other, so it should come as no surprise that its evolution is as unique as its culture. In his new book ‘The Murders That Made Us’, Bob Calhoun tells the story of San Fransisco through the lens of all the murder, mystery, and infamous events that have transpired throughout the Bay Area. In our conversation, he starts with his mother being a suspect in a murder case, and along the way we discuss Santa Cruz’s brief stint as the murder capital of the U.S., Manson’s first murder, and serial killer called ‘The Doodler’.
*Bonus* The Stupidest Crime in California History
In this bonus episode, Bob tells me the story of the kidnapping of Brooke Hart, which was not only dubbed the ‘Stupidest Crime in California History”, but is also credited as the last lynching in California.