The Hero with a Thousand Holds
Episode 3

Is it possible to revive a dead folk-wrestling style?

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Over the course of human history, countless little facets of our collective cultural heritage have been lost as empires have risen and fallen, borders have shifted, and times have moved on. Some folk-wrestling styles like Irish collar & elbow among them. Would it be possible to ever bring such a dead style back to life? In this short episode I discuss that very question, looking at it through the lens of language revival around the world.


McWhorter, John. The Story of Human Language. The Teaching Company, 2004.

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