If you’ve come here because I got a shout-out from Marty and Sarah on their amazing podcast ‘Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling‘ then thanks very much, buddy. I don’t need to tell you just how great they are.*
But if you just randomly clicked here and have no idea what I’m talking about then I have a treat for you!
There are a few things in my life, besides my amazing partner and my children, that I’m truly passionate about. Jimmy Buffett is one, and you can read more about that in You Had To Be There. Wrestling, as you’ve probably guessed, is another – and when combined with comedy it becomes something brilliant and addictive. Marty DeRosa and Sarah Shockey have done just that with their unmissable podcast.
I first heard Marty and Sarah together on Marty’s Wrestling With Depression podcast. That’s also an important podcast to me because talking about depression openly is an important step in dealing with it. I’ve suffered serious depression, on and off, for nearly two decades and hearing people talking about it in an entertaining, emotional or matter-of-fact way is incredibly empowering.
The episode with Sarah was one of my favourite episodes but it was when they did their follow-ups, the Wrestling Without Depression bonus episodes, it quickly became something beautiful.
Since then they’ve gone from strength to strength, breaking it out from the original podcast to their own feed. And they continue to provide entertainment every week. For free! How amazing is that?
Because they don’t charge for the podcast I like to support them in any way I can. I do this by various methods.
- The easiest is to talk about it, write about it and share it on social media. It costs nothing but word of mouth is important.
- I support their Patreon account every month with a small donation which contributes to the podcast and gets me sweet rewards.
- I buy their merchandise and wear it often, particularly t-shirts. My favourite is this beauty on the right. Except it’s too big for me now so I need to buy more.
The other thing I did was offer a free domain name to Marty and Sarah. I thought it would be a fun thing to do – choose a domain name that was somehow related to what they do and redirect it to the main Marty & Sarah website.
I posted it on their Facebook page for a laugh, expecting a couple of ideas. But it took off. Sarah suggested taking it to Twitter and suddenly there were surveys, votes and much excitement and the winner was crowned on Episode 47 of the podcast.
And so here we are. They’ve made me laugh and cry. They’ve mentioned me on the podcast a couple of times to my utter delight. And I consider both friends whom I just haven’t met yet. I will continue to support them in any way I can and hope that you all do too.
Oh, and don’t forget to visit Sarah’s amazing Medium page. She draws and has made some beautiful, heartfelt, funny and meaningful stories with her art. You will not regret spending time there.