On Episode 29 of the Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke as Chatting With The Chaps makes its grand (?) return.

In an episode that definitely wasn't recorded 2 months ago, join the chaps as they live watch the April 13th 1998 episode of Monday Night War which features the legendary first match between Steve Austin and Vince McMahon.
 

Come for the concept but stay for Calum mangling the German language, it's the Special Relations.

On episode 28 of The Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke for some random chat with wrestling thrown in.

The boys battle technical and housework difficulties (and for once Ben has neither) to get the episode done.  We talk all things Wrestlemania weekend including our excitement levels (?) and picks for the big event.  
 
Ben then gives us a love letter to a company he is very much enjoying at the moment which then blends into a blind spot for one of us and then we watch a match from nearly 15 years ago which still holds up today.  At the end of the show Rory says his goodbyes as it's our last recording for a few months whilst he goes and enjoys (that's what it says here) fatherhood.
 

Come for the concept but stay for the absurdity it's the Special Relations.

On Episode 26 of The Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke as they start the new year off in grand style.

In this episode they discuss the 'Royal Rumble match is just like pizza' analogy and whether or not this still is true today. We then wrap up all things 1996 with our look at the final part of the year including a devilishly hard music question set by Calum.
 
We then debut a new segment called 'the blind spot' where we will watch a match that best demonstrates a promotion/era one of us isn't familiar with.  For the first edition Ben picked a match from the modern(ish) era of WWE as we go back to 2019 and a match that was a lot better than it was given credit for.
 

Come for the concept but stay to find out if there was a party it's The Special Relations.

On Episode 25 of The Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke as it's the third annual Special Relations office Christmas party!

The boys 'treat' themselves and the listeners to a live watch of Wrestlemania 12.  Along the way they are joined by some very familiar voices to enjoy the show including a very spirited defence of the main event by Rory. Be ready too for some classic tangents, some shocking revelations and some exciting boredom!

Come for the concept but stay for some drinks and photocopying it's the Special Relations!

Merry Christmas all!

On episode 24 of The Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Ben Locke and Rory McNamara as they celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the podcast!

On the show Ben gets a few things off his chest about current day WWE and how it relates to him as a fan, this allows Calum and Rory to do the same.  The ten minute rule returns where Calum tries to make this year's Survivor Series a bit more interesting (spoiler: it nearly works).

In the second part of the show we review the interview that took place between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels for the greatest rivalries set.  As well as talking all things Montreal, Rory puts forward a theory that Shawn knew a lot more about the 95-97 period than he was letting on.  We wrap things up by going back to March 1991 and watching a hidden gem from the Hart Foundation and The Rockers whilst reminiscing about the two years of the show!

Come for the concept but stay for the rants and (for one month only) mostly serious debate, it's the Special Relations!

On Episode 23 of the Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Ben Locke and Rory McNamara for 2 hours of chat with some occasional wrestling chat thrown in.

The 10 Minute Rule makes its triumphant return as we get to share our thoughts about over analysis in wrestling.  We then delve into 'Beltswap Gate' and wonder aloud about who was to blame for the segment and the fallout as well as the value certain individuals have to the WWE.

In the second part of the show we deal with some breaking newz~! as the story about ROH suspending activities in 2022 breaks whilst we are on the air.  We then go into our interview review which deals with the episode of Dark Side Of The Ring focusing on the Owen Hart tragedy.  As well as giving our thoughts on the programme, we reminisce about Owen as well as watching one of his classic matches from 1997.

Come for the concept but stay for some serious Bronte sister chatter, it's The Special Relations.

On Episode 22 of The Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Ben Locke and Rory McNamara for over 2 hours of conversation with some wrestling chat thrown in. 

Once Ben remembers to unmute his mic we debut a new feature where we get to wax lyrical about AEW as well as some slightly disparaging comments towards the Martha Hart haters.  We also continue our semi-regular series delving into 1996 as we remember and reminisce about some of the films, music, sporting events and wrestling angles from the summer. In the second part of the show we talk about and review CM Punk's interview with Colt Cabana from  2014 which details why, from Punk's point of view, he chose to leave WWE. The match pick takes us back to 2006 and a happier time when CM Punk and HHH got on. 
 
Come for the concept but stay for the quarters and the semis, it's the Special Relations.

On episode 21 of The Special Relations join Calum McDougal, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke as they return from an enforced summer break to talk for a couple of hours with some occasional wrestling chat thrown in.

After catching up on our personal lives as well as some sporting highlights of the summer, the boys reminisce about some of the wrestling snows they were 'lucky' enough to have attended.  They then talk all about the weekend that just took place including the return of CM Punk (spoiler: even Rory liked it), an all-too-long-and-save-a-couple of-returns-fairly-forgettable Summerslam and WALTER v Dragunov from Takeover.

In the 2nd part of the show the Interview Review returns and we get to talk all about everyone's favourite wine raconteur Kevin Nash and his recent appearance on the Smoking Skull Sessions.  We then live watch a match that may be the most important wrestling match in the last 25 years.

All this and so much more (including plenty of C-Bombs early on!) with The Special Relations!

**The Special Relations Trio will return with a brand new episode in August!"

On Sunday March 29th 2020 Calum, Ben and Rory broadcast a special live edition of the Special Relations to all four corners of the globe. If you weren't at one of those corners, or you just want to relive it all over again(and why wouldn't you?) join the chaps as they live watch the 22nd September 1997 edition of Monday Night RAW, spend far too long talking about King Of The Ring 1995, and maybe get visited by one or two guests...! 

On episode 20 of the Special Relations join Calum McDougall, Rory McNamara and Ben Locke as they battle through technical and British Internet Problems to bring you another fine show for your listening entertainment.

On the show we catch up on our personal lives and then have a discussion about the European Championship tournament that is currently taking place.  When we get round to talking about wrestling we finally have a conversation about Charlotte Flair(just for a change!) as well as talking about the return of fans and some of the rumoured events that are making a return.

In the second part of the show we carry on with our interview/review series by talking about the recent interview between Renee Paquette and Tommy End/Aleister Black.  We then watch a match from 2018 that is one of Black's best.  We wrap up with talk your way out of this one which contains a threat to one of Scotland's finest music exports.

All this and so much more whilst the lads are trying to watch the France-Portugal game only on the Special Relations!

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