ARCHIVE 2/13/07: WRESTLING BABYLON Author Muchnick on KQED’s ‘Josh Kornbluth Show’

Published May 11th, 2009, Uncategorized

WRESTLING BABYLON Author Muchnick on KQED-TV’s ‘Josh Kornbluth Show’

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Irvin Muchnick is interviewed about his forthcoming book WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal on “The Josh Kornbluth Show” later this month on San Francisco’s Public Broadcasting System affiliate, KQED-TV, Channel 9.

The show will air Monday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m., and be repeated Friday, March 2, at 2:30 a.m. This episode of “The Josh Kornbluth Show” also will be available thereafter on Comcast On Demand and KQED 191, and via podcast or streaming video at

The 30-minute program is devoted to discussion of Kornbluth’s lifelong fascination with pro wrestling and to the background of WRESTLING BABYLON, Muchnick’s book about wrestling behind the scenes. The interview is broken up by a comedy segment in which the intrepid Josh trains with Daniel Puder, a San Jose pro wrestler turned mixed martial arts fighter.

For more information on popular theater monologuist and KQED-TV host Josh Kornbluth, visit

WRESTLING BABYLON will be published in March by ECW Press ( Further information — including advance praise by Sports Illustrated’s Frank Deford and others, and the book foreword by ESPN’s Bert Randolph Sugar — is at

For background on Josh Kornbluth’s interest in this subject, see the earlier post on this blog, “Josh Kornbluth, Wrestling Fan.”