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He’s a multiple world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy, and a New York Times best-selling author. Listen in as Chris Jericho interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, entertainment, comedy, and the paranormal. Don’t miss his unique, engaging, weekly take on all things pop culture…

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    History of the Cavern Club - Home of The Beatles

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 71:02

    The Beatles made the Cavern Club in Liverpool a household name, and wait till you hear some of the other artists and bands that didn't play there because it was The Beatles house! Clark Gilmour who works at the Cavern Club and Neil Brannon, Manager of the Magical Mystery Tour in Liverpool, share a wealth of trivia and stories from the Fab Four's early days in Liverpool playing the famous basement club! You'll hear how their lunchtime shows inspired songs like “Lovely Rita” and “Polythene Pam,” the role that the Cavern Club played in The Beatles meeting manager Brian Epstein, what happened during The Beatles last-ever show at the Cavern, and what brought both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr back to the Club long after The Beatles break up. You''ll also hear the incredibly history of the Cavern Club, and some of the other legendary acts that played there.

    Kurt Angle Live - Gold Medals & World Titles

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 67:27

    Kurt Angle celebrates the fans on the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea Triple Whammy with great stories from his entire career. He explains how winning the Gold Medal at the 1996 Olympics turned into a job with WWE, which led to incredible matches and moments with Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, and Shane McMahon. He tells the Brock Lesnar takedown story in full detail, and reveals why John Cena was not Kurt's retirement match as he'd hoped. He recounts leaving WWE for TNA and the amazing run he had there including his epic matches with Samoa Joe and AJ Styles. Kurt also talks about his return to WWE, why he decided to go back, and what really prompted him to retire altogether from wrestling. Thanks to our sponsors: NordVPN – go to to get up to 73% off plus a bonus gift Magic Spoon – go to to save $5 off your order Steven Singer Jewelers and www, Geico – go to www, to see how much you can save

    The Terrifying Tale of the Beast Of Gevaudan!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 69:37

    The Beast of Gevaudan a real-life, cryptid being described as a giant dog-like wolf, terrorized the former province of Gevaudan in the Margeride Mountains of south-central France between 1764 and 1767. It attacked and killed hundreds of mostly women and children for sport, and was nearly impossible to kill! Scott and Forrest from the “Astonishing Legends” podcast ( ) share the story of the beast from its first known attack to the King Of Fance's involvement in hunting it down to the mysterious silver bullet that's believed to have finally killed it. Scott and Forrest recount witness and survivor stories and descriptions, tales from the many who hunted and tried to kill the beast, and some of the theories surrounding what the beast may have really been. Thank you to our sponsors! Fareway Meat Market - and use promo code JERICHO for $100 off and free shipping! Helix - go to for up to $200 off plus 2 free pillows!

    Behind The Waves of Chris Jericho's Triple Whammy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 67:17

    So what happened on the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea Triple Whammy?? A LOT! Chris shares some of his favorite cruise stories and activities including getting onstage with Fozzy, Stryper, Kuarantine, and Rubix Cube, tag teaming with Orange Cassidy, and hanging in the Will Ospreay conga line! You'll hear about the one-of-a-kind matches on the ship featuring everything from tequila shots with Danhausen to Sonny Kiss' in-ring dance contest! Discover who played Family Feud, who kicks ass at Mad Libs, who hosted the Drunken Spelling Bee, and who called numbers at Bingo!! You'll also get a sneak peak at what's coming on the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea Four Leaf Clover setting sail March 14, 2022 ( 

    Lio Rush is The Man Of The Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 69:20

    Lio Rush is one of the newest additions to the AEW roster! You'll hear the story of how he came to sign with AEW, his first meeting with Tony Khan, and the injury he suffered during his debut as The Joker in the Casino Battle Royale at Double or Nothing. The 26-year old talks about his already incredible wrestling career which included stops at Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and signing with WWE at the age of 22. He reveals why he was released from WWE earlier this year, what his relationship with Vince McMahon and Triple H was really like, why he announced his retirement from pro wrestling last Juen, and what ultimately brought him back. He speaks to his Lio Rush name and gimmick, his great run with Bobby Lashley at WWE, and being inspired by the great Rey Mysterio. Plus, Lio talks about using his downtime from WWE to record and release his first hip-hop album, “Ever After,” and his aspirations to make more music and perform for fans. 

    Pure Narco - Inside The Medellin Drug Cartel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 65:30

    Luis Navia spent 25 years working as a cocaine trafficker for the deadliest Columbian and Mexican cartels, including Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel, before his arrest in Venezuela in 2000. And now Luis Navia, with some help from journalist Jesse Fink, has written a book, “Pure Narco,” about his incredible story. Luis and Jesse recount some of the tales from Luis' 25 years in the drug business from how this rich kid, Georgetown University graduate ever got involved in the drug trade to being with to how he grew his trafficking empire until his arrest. Luis talks about meeting Pablo Escobar, being kidnapped by the cartel, sharing Easter dinner with a cartel assassin, keeping his identity relatively secret, and how law enforcement finally caught him. Luis also details his thoughts about seeing his real-life friends' stories in the Netflix series, “Narcos,” and what it's been like for him to adapt to regular, civilian life.  “Pure Narco” is available now ( wherever you buy books. 

    The Mysteries & Conspiracies Behind The Denver Airport

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 65:01

    What is going on at the massive Denver Airport and its multi-story underground tunnel system? Illuminati? Lizard people? Free Masons? Brady Roberts and Mike Howorun did a deep dive into the many conspiracy theories revolving around the infamous airport and share some of what they discovered along the way, including stories about the apocalyptical artwork and statues on the grounds, the gargoyles, the strange occurrences, the sightings, its close proximity to NORAD, and the ties to Area 51. They share how they then used their research to create their audio drama podcast, “Escaping Denver” (which is available for FREE wherever you listen to podcasts). 

    MOX Returns!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 76:49

    Jon Moxley returns to TIJ with tales from his new book, simply title “MOX.” He explains why it's more a journey through his mind than the linear telling of his life, but it's filled with great stories from his time in WWE including the formation of The Shield, The Shield gear that Vince McMahon hated, Jon's championship win, and meeting and marrying his wife, Renee Paquette He also talks about joining AEW and what it was like being champion during the pandemic and why he feels he was the perfect guy for the job. Plus, you'll hear about his love of music and sandwiches, and how life has changed since becoming a dad.

    The Most Gruesome Deaths In Horror Movie History

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 78:28

    Darcy, The Mail Girl from “The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs” (which streams on Shudder) returns for the annual TIJ Halloween Spooktacular episode! And this time it's all about gruesome horror movie deaths! Lists have been compiled, and only the goriest deaths will be discussed! That means you'll hear some stories about franchises like “Halloween,” “Friday The 13th,” “Scream,” “Terrifier,” “Hatchet,” “Hostel,” “House of 1000 Corpses,” “Saw,” “Prom Night,” and even the original Frankenstein!  But which victims are being discussed, which manner of murder was truly grossest, and more importantly, do you agree?? Listen and find out! Plus, horror greats Kane Hodder (aka Jason Vorhees), Felissa Rose, Alex Vincent (aka Chucky), Linea, and Joe Bob Briggs weigh in with some picks of their own! 

    Scott Norton - From North Korea to the NWO

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 74:24

    Scott Norton is a highly decorated arm-wrestling champion, a New Japan Pro Wrestling champion, and the only wrestler to be a member of the NWO in both Japan and the States. He was also part of the crew (that also included Ric Flair, Antonio Inoki, and Eric Bischoff) that traveled to North Korea in 1995 to wrestle in the “Collision in Korea” PPV, a joint production of New Japan and WCW. Scott shares his personal stories from North Korea from traveling with Muhammad Ali to being taken and questioned by the North Korean Military to the frightening display of missiles and arms at Pyongyang's May Day Stadium during the two-day event. He explains how the whole thing came together in the first place, why he agreed to go, and what he remembers about the various PPV match-ups.

    The Loneliest Whale - Tracking The Ocean's Rarest Mammal

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 69:34

    Documentary filmmaker and director, Joshua Zeman, returns with a brand-new doc, “The Loneliest Whale: The Search For 52,” available now in theaters and on demand ( It's a departure from his typical true crime stories (aka “Cropsey,” “Murder Mountain,” “Sons of Sam”), and instead embarks on an expedition to find the one rare whale in the ocean that sings at its own frequency (52 hertz), and why scientists believe this whale has lived its whole life in complete solitude! Josh explains how one kickstarter campaign got the ball rolling on this journey, how and when actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier of “Entourage” fame got involved, and what it was like to spend 7 days on the ocean searching for and tagging whales. He recounts some of their open sea adventures, how the story evolved into more than just the “Search for 52,” and some of the unexpected help they encountered along the way. 

    The Art of Podcasting with Colt Cabana

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 74:35

    Colt Cabana has a brand-new podcast, “Wrestling Anonymous,” and fans are invited to participate by sharing their own wrestling stories via hotline (call 87 Cabana 34) or email ( Colt explains what inspired his new show, and why he decided to put his pioneering “The Art Of Wrestling” pod on official hiatus! He talks about being early to the podcast space and what that was like 10 years ago, hustling for guests, his favorite interviews (Roddy Piper and Steve Regal), and the ones he's still trying to forget! Colt also talks about fusing his love of comedy with wrestling, and how that translates to his in-ring performances and his podcasts. You'll hear stories about his time with WWE as Scotty Goldman, his run at Rev Pro in the UK, and stories about making the “Wrestling Road Diaries” documentary. Plus, he talks about his “Unprofessional Wrestling” live show and his hopes for its return!

    Juventud Guerrera Spills the Juice

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 82:08

    Juventud Guerrera brings that Juvi Juice to TIJ! He and Chris share the story of Juvi's AEW debut and return to TNT! They explain how Juvi came to be the third Labor of Jericho, what it took to make that happen, and why Juvi almost missed the show! They speak to their first-ever meeting at ECW, Juvi's 6-year run at WCW, and his short-lived stint at WWE. Juvi talks Filthy Animals, the Mexicools, and the “Juvi Juice” catchphrase, and he reveals the greatest compliment Vince McMahon ever gave him. He recounts working with Rey Mysterio, the role that Psicosis played in his career, and how he really felt about losing his mask at WCW.

    Nancy Wilson & The Symphony of Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 50:37

    Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Nancy Wilson of Heart fame, is playing with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra on October 30th (tickets at They're doing a mix of songs from her first-ever solo album, “You And Me,” and the Heart catalogue! Nancy's talking about this killer live event, why she chose to cover songs by The Beatles, Pearl Jam, and Bruce Springsteen on her new solo album, and what it was like recording at the height of the pandemic lockdown. She's got some great rock & roll stories about Heart's early days on the road, opening for Rod Stewart, what happened when John Mellencamp opened for Heart, meeting Paul McCartney, performing Led Zeppelin songs in front of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, her cameo appearance in “Fast Times At Ridgemont High,” and the time that Eddie Van Halen called her in the middle of the night to play his new song for her.

    Nick FN Gage - MDK & the Art Of The Death Match

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 68:30

    Nick Gage is the “The King” of death match wrestling, and he's challenging to reclaim the GCW World Championship from Jon Moxley this Saturday 10/9/21 at GCW Fight Club (you can stream it on Fite TV). Nick run downs his preparations for the match, what GCW and the MDK Gang mean to him, and what inspired his love of death match wrestling in the first place. He also recounts his nearly 7-years in jail, the lessons learned and friends he made there, how the farm work he did impacted his wrestling career, and what that first match post-jail was like. He also details the night he wrestled David Arquette (who almost died of his injuries), the night Nick himself almost died of his own injuries, and the craziest weaponry he's used in the ring. And of course, he tells the full story of his AEW experience and his role in the Labors of Jericho.

    Serial Killer Robert Hansen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 62:14

    Robert Hansen (or “Butcher Baker” as he was known in the media) is a serial killer who's fascinated Hollywood for years! He and his gruesome crimes have inspired movies (“The Frozen Ground”) and TV shows (“Mind Hunters,” “Criminal Minds”). Robert kidnapped his victims, tortured and sexually assaulted them, and then turned them loose in the Alaskan wildnerness in order to HUNT THEM DOWN like animals! It's believed that he raped 30 women, and abducted and murdered another 17 between 1971 and 1983 though he was only convicted (and ultimately sentenced) for 4 murders total. Jamie and John from True Crimecast return to discuss Robert's background and life, details of the case, stories of the victims, and explain how Robert Hansen was finally captured and why prosecutors only tried him for 4 murders. 

    Omega vs Reigns - Debating the PWI Top 500

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 73:04

    The Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 has been released (get yours at, and Editor Kevin McElvaney and Senior Writer Al Castle defend the mag's pick for this year's #1, Kenny Omega. They reveal the heated debate that went on amongst their own staff when it came down to Kenny Omega vs Roman Reigns for the top spot, and what ultimately tipped the scales in Omega's favor. They share the process, timeline, and sheer man power required to put this special issue together, and talk about some of the big changes they made in the issue and list for this year. They discuss the illustrious #500 slot and some of the wrestlers who've landed there in the past, and run down Jericho's rankings over the course of his career. 

    Peace, Rage & Violence - The Disaster of Woodstock '99

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 73:09

    Original Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang and veteran concert promoter John Scher staged Woodstock '99 at the Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original festival. Some 400,000 fans turned out that August for the three-day event that quickly devolved into complete chaos and destruction. Now notorious for the riots, violence, fires, sexual assaults, inhumane conditions, and lack of water, the new Netflix documentary “Woodstock '99: Peace, Love and Rage,” attributes the concert failure to the angry, white boy, misogynist mob-mentality that was fueled by the nu metal music scene of the time. Longtime Fozzy manager and Chris Jericho business partner, Mark Willis, and longtime TIJ producer, Stacie Parra, were both at Woodstock '99. They share their stories from the disastrous festival.

    It's Adam Cole Baybay!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 71:01

    It's Adam Cole Bay Bay, and his AEW debut at the All Out PPV came together just a few days before the big event! Adam recounts the story of his AEW signing, why it was so close to the wire for All Out, the near-disaster with his new gear day-of show, and the surprise reaction of fans to his appearance. He explains what tipped the scales for him to pick AEW over WWE, and what both Triple H and Vince McMahon said to him when he announced he was leaving. He also shares stories from his 4-year run at NXT including the Undisputed Era, his favorite matches, and the close friendship he built with Shawn Michaels, his NXT coach and mentor. Plus, he speaks to the origin of his name and his Bay Bay catchphrase, and what he thinks about all of the recent changes at NXT.

    Hell On Earth - The Iron Maiden Senjutsu Subarashii Review!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 84:04

    Iron Maiden's “Senjutsu” is out, and now that everyone's had a chance to digest this 82-minute opus, it's time to review it! Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slager and Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade join to share their thoughts on Maiden's latest studio offering! They dissect the artwork, Eddie, the performances, the production, and the songwriting. They do a track-by-track breakdown, and an ultimate comparison to see how “Senjutu” stacks up against the rest of the Maiden catalogue. And you'll also get plenty of great trivia, behind-the-scenes info, and killer personal stories about Maiden and their music.

    Ruby Ruby Soho: Destination AEW-Known

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 69:41

    Ruby Soho said she's never been as nervous to hit the ring as she was at her AEW debut at All Out 2021! She shares what Tony Khan said just before she walked out, when she first heard the crowd chanting her name, and why she's still pinching herself! She has thoughts on the AEW Women's Division, the locker room, and why she calls the company “such a special place.” She talks about her friendship with Rancid guitarist/singer Lars Frederiksen and the very cool thing he did for her when he found out she signed with AEW. Plus, Ruby speaks candidly about her release from WWE, her close bond with her fellow Riott Squad members Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan, and what she learned from Robbie Brookside (besides the history of punk music and bands). 

    Classic Album Clash: Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion 1 vs 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 91:53

    It's the return of the Classic Album Clash, and this time it's a battle between Guns N' Roses “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II”! AEW's Frankie Kazarian is back along with Jojo Feeney from the Keepin' It 100 podcast to debate the two albums under some slightly different rules!  There are adjustments to the track listings, and each debater creates a final “Super Illusion” album at the end choosing 14 songs from both albums to make one super version!  There's the usual discussion about artwork, songwriting, and performances coupled with GNR trivia, concert tales, stories about the band members, and thoughts on Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin. And you can weigh in on twitter @TalkIsJericho!

    Mark Henry's AEW Rampage

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 70:18

    Mark Henry is All Elite, and is part of the broadcast team for AEW RAMPAGE. Mark details his journey to AEW, what he hopes to accomplish while he's there, and why he's looking forward to coaching young talent like Darby Allin, Will Hobbs, and Riho. Mark speaks about his disappointing departure from WWE, his Wrestlemania moment with the Undertaker, and how the Hall Of Pain Mark Henry character was born from an in-ring rib that Vince McMahon played on Mark. Plus, Mark shares a few of his favorite matches, and explains how he came to co-host Busted Open Radio.

    Stephen Amell Heels On The Green Arrow

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 59:01

    Stephen Amell was the Green Arrow/Oliver Queen on the CW superhero series, “Arrow,” and now he's Jack Spade on the new Starz scripted pro-wrestling drama, “Heels.” Stephen talks about the story, the role, and what it was like working with writer/director Michael Waldron. Stephen also recounts his real-life wrestling experience at WWE, ROH, and AEW! He talks about his friendship with Cody Rhodes, how Christopher Daniels helped him in the ring at ROH, the invite he got from the Young Bucks to participate in All In, and the feedback he received from Triple H after a specific WWE house show. Stephen also shares the story about meeting Vince McMahon, and the move he tried to steal from Jericho to use in episode 1 of “Heels!”

    Nicko McBrain - Tactics, Stratego & Senjutsu

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 61:21

    “Senjutsu,” Iron Maiden's 17th studio album, dropped today, and drummer Nicko McBrain returns to talk about the writing and recording of what's sure to become another Maiden classic. He talks about recording just before the pandemic shutdown, sitting on the album during the pandemic, and the decision to release it now. He speaks to Maiden's tour plans, the songs he's most looking forward to playing, his favorites from the new album, and the band's chemistry and working relationship. He also shares some great trainwreck stories from past tours, the tale behind how he got his name, plans for his side project tribute bands, and his thoughts on the recent loss of the late, great Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts.

    Matt Cardona - King of Death Matches & Action Figures

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 66:07

    Matt Cardona, host of the Major Wrestling Figure Podcast, is the GCW Champion (much to the chagrin of GCW fans), and he's loving every moment! He explains how it happened, why he got in the ring with Nick Gage, and what the experience was like. Matt does a breakdown of the match, the pizza cutter spot, the extreme bleeding, and the fan reaction. He explains why he took the GCW Title to Disneyland, how he survived the death threats and the cross-country flight the day after the match, and when you can expect to see him defend his new title. Matt's also talking about the action figure renaissance in pro wrestling, what inspired the action figure line that he's producing and distributing, which figures are worth the most money, how his own collection started, and the rare figures he's still searching for to this day.

    TIJ 800 - Rick Rubin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 77:53

    Producer Rick Rubin has 8 Grammy Awards, is the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, the founder of American Recordings, a music lover, and a near life-long wrestling fan! He explains how he met Jim Cornette and came to be the financial backer of Smokey Mountain Wrestling, why Ric Flair is his favorite wrestler, how he ended up working for Bill Apter, and why he still watches a solid 8 hours of wrestling per week to this day. And of course, Rick talks music! He shares some incredible stories about filming the Hulu docu-series “McCartney 3, 2, 1” with Sir Paul, working in the studio with everyone from AC/DC to the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Black Sabbath, and System of a Down. He remembers the making of “Wildflowers” with Tom Petty, Johnny Cash's reaction to Rick's album proposal, and walking to Electric Lady Studios in New York as a college student to produce The Cult's “Electric” album. Plus, Rick speaks to the conceptual art of music production, the impact technology has made on the process, and the sheer magic of songwriting and chemistry.

    WTF is an NFT?!?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 65:49

    The Chris Jericho Painmaker NFT is available, and if you want to know first off, what the F an NFT is, then you need to listen to this episode with David Shapiro of Semkhor Productions! And after you discover that, you'll also learn how to get a Jericho NFT for yourself, and more importantly why you want this crazy awesome new digital collectable that will likely become more and more valuable as time goes by. Chris and David break down the origin of the Painmaker NFT, what makes it so unique, what inspired the animation design, and how they landed on the specific number available and the more than fair pricing. They talk about NFTs as they relate to crypto-currency, what the future holds for NFTs in general, and how Semkhor was able to make it available for purchase using paypal and credit cards. Plus, David discusses some of filmmaker Kevin Smith's unique NFT releases, and shares details about the upcoming Kevin Smith-Chris Jericho NFT collaboration for “Killroy Was Here.”

    Eulogy for Eaton - A Tribute To Bobby with Arn and Tony

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 78:20

    Bobby Eaton was one of the greatest tag team wrestlers, and probably the nicest guy in the business. He never said a negative word about anyone, and no one ever had a negative thing to say about him! Sadly, the great Bobby Eaton of the legendary Midnight Express tag team passed away August 4th at the age of 62.  So two of the guys who knew him best, Arn Anderson and Tony Schiavone, pay tribute along with Chris Jericho, to Bobby! They talk about the two versions of the Midnight Express with Bobby and Dennis Condrey, and Bobby and Stan Lane, the role Jim Cornette played in their success, and the incredible chemistry between Bobby and Jim! They tell stories from the longtime rivalry and great feud between the Midnight Express and Rock ‘n' Roll Express, Starrcade '86 with the Road Warriors, and the Super Summer Sizzlin' Tour. They've also got hilarious tales about the contents of Bobby's 60-pound duffle bag and his weak stomach! Plus, Chris shares an unbelievable voicemail message he received from Bobby not too long ago! 

    The EverRise of 2.0

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 72:53

    Matt Lee and Jeff Parker were Ever-Rise at WWE, and just debuted as 2.0 at AEW. The Canadian wrestling vets detail their journey from the Montreal indie scene to WWE and beyond. They talk about their backyard wrestling days that started in grade school, the two tryouts and multiple extra appearances that eventually led to their WWE signing, and why their recent release was such a shock! They've got stories about working with Evil Uno and Stu Grayson on the indies, traveling with Sami Zayn, and their friendship with Kevin Owens and the assist he gave them to better their WWE chances. They have tales about Terry Taylor, a great story about their first face-to-face with Vince McMahon, and explain how they were able to continually cross the border into the States without visas! You'll hear the origin of the 2.0 name, what inspired Ever-Rise, and the beginnings and evolution of their YouTube show, “The ShowRULES!”

    The Mythos of The Mothman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 64:25

    The insane legend of the Mothman is explored in great detail with journalist Joe Sills who journeyed to the Ohio River Valley this past year to investigate the mystery himself. He details the how and where of the original 1966 sightings of the mythical creature with the glowing eyes and ginormous wingspan, and how those tie into the Silver Bridge Collapse of December of '67. He talks about the Men In Black connection to the Mothman, the other evidence discovered around the Mothman site, what happened to some of the eye witnesses, and what he really believes about the mysterious events and existence of the creature.

    Lance Storm Analyzes Juventud vs Jericho Superbrawl 1998

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 80:40

    Lance Storm is the probably the best coach and agent in the business, and he's offering an amazing training opportunity to anyone in the biz hoping to get a leg up on their career. Email him at And follow along as he teaches 30-year veteran Chris Jericho a thing or two in this match watchalong and critique. Lance breaks down Jericho verses Juventud Guerrera in a “Title vs Mask” match at Superbrawl 1998 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. He points out what works in the match, what Jericho and Juve could have done better, and how Jericho can apply some of the tips to his matches today. Lance also cites reasons why working with Kurt Angle was always a great experience for him, and why his match against Terry Funk for the US Title is still his favorite. Plus, Lance was released from WWE during the pandemic after just barely starting back there as a coach and agent, but harbors no ill will or hard feelings towards Vince McMahon or the company. And he reveals the one match he'd come out of retirement to have.

    Dog Fiction - Ranking the Films of Quentin Tarantino

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 106:05

    It's the Quentin Tarantino Top 10 Movie ranking with drummer Mike Portnoy and Jojo Feeney from the Keepin' It 100 podcast! The trio ranks 10 Tarantino films (because “Kill Bill Vol.1” and “Kill Bill Vol. 2” are being counted separately), and shares trivia, favorite moments and dialogue, best characters, and most gruesome scenes. They talk Tarantino influences, music placement and soundtracks, and actor choices. And you might be surprised by someone's #1 pick. Is it “Pulp Fiction” or “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” or maybe, “Jackie Brown?” Or how about “Inglorious Basterds,” “Django Unchained,” or “Death Proof?” Weigh in with your picks on twitter @TalkIsJericho.

    The Mystery & Mayhem of Malakai Black

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 65:55

    Malakai Black came to AEW with purpose, attacking Arn Anderson and starting something with Cody! He explains how his shocking release from WWE turned into a quick deal with AEW, what it was like hiding out before his debut on AEW DYNAMITE, and how the creative freedom and collaborative locker room have inspired him. Malakai also recounts the origins of his Malakai Black gimmick from his early days as Tommy End to the evolution of Aleister Black and how he used the occult and horror movies to inform his character and matches. He speaks to what he learned from both Shawn Michaels and Terry Taylor, and shares the story behind the Dark Father vignettes at WWE, and how that might have been his undoing. Plus, his favorite match, and the talent he's most looking forward to working with at AEW.

    The Bollywood Boyz - WWE & Beyond

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 69:11

    The Bollywood Boyz are ready for their Hollywood comeback after their recent release from the WWE after a 5-year run! Real-life brothers, Harv and Gurv Shira (aka Sunil and Samir Singh), talk about their angle with Jinder Mahal, working AJ Styles on Smackdown, and what they learned about calling it in the ring from John Cena. They share their favorite moments from 205 Live, some of the creative ideas they pitched to WWE that didn't get used, and what The Rock did for their careers via social media support. They explain why their parents took their WWE release harder than they did, what they have planned for their immediate futures in both acting and wrestling, and how supportive words from Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley have really inspired them. Plus, Tony Condello death tour stories and details about the Punjabi Prison match! And if you want to book them:

    Eli Roth's Fin - Exposing The Horrors of Shark Hunting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 73:34

    Eli Roth returns to talk about his new horror film of sorts. This one's a documentary called “Fin,” and it chronicles the horror that is the shark fin trade industry. It's streaming now on Discovery+! 274,000 sharks are killed each year primarily for one reason – to remove their fin to then make Shark Fin soup! It's an atrocity that is leading sharks down a path to extinction, and Eli, along with the help of a couple of his A-list friends, Leonardo DiCaprio and actress Nina Dobrev, are trying to prevent that from happening. Eli talks about the plight of the sharks, and the horrific ways in which they're being fished and killed, and puts to rest some common misconceptions about sharks (they're not human predators and they definitely aren't hunting human flesh)! He also speaks to the fishing tournaments in the US that are contributing to the shark's demise, the huge disservice that the movie “Jaws” has done to plight of sharks, the way the fishing industry continues to exploit that to their advantage, and most importantly, what YOU can do to save the sharks… and the oceans! Go to for information on how you can help, and how you can stream the documentary on Discovery+.

    The Horrific Crimes Of The Cookbook Killer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 55:23

    Nathaniel Bar-Jonah is the Cookbook Killer, and his crimes are truly as gruesome as his name implies. Nathaniel was eventually convicted of kidnapping, torturing, murdering, and allegedly EATING his victims, all of whom were children! The case is crazy, and Nathaniel managed to evade justice for years! When authorities finally caught up to him, they discovered a recipe book for dishes made with human flesh, human bones, and a list of 100 children's names (including some of his known victims). True Crimecast's John and Jamie join to discuss the Cookbook Killer case, and explain how Bar-Jonah managed to evade capture for years, and the final straw that led to his arrest. They breakdown his personality traits and mannerisms, known and suspected crimes, and the circumstantial and hard evidence against him.

    Ryan Nemeth Is A Heel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 71:26

    Ryan Nemeth says one short conversation with Tony Khan coupled with one order from Amazon is all it took to get the Wingmen up and running at AEW! It was getting to AEW that took the most time! Ryan explains how a birthday visit to his buddy, “Negative 1” (aka Brodie Jr), turned into the Dark match that led to him signing with AEW. Ryan talks about his training at both OVW and FCW, what he learned from Rip Rogers and Dusty Rhodes, his tenure at WWE, and his sort of abrupt release from the company. He speaks to his standup comedy career, his film and television career, touring with his brother Nick (aka WWE's Dolph Ziggler), and the making of his award-winning short film, “Heel.”


    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 52:39

    Danhausen has only been wrestling in human form for 5 or 6 years, but has been wondering the earth for centuries! He shares his journey to wrestling, and explains the jar of teeth he carries with him (what it means and who they belonged to). He talks about the horror films and characters that inspire his look, how he came up with the No Swearing catch phrase, and how his friendship with The Rock developed on twitter over tequila. Danhausen speaks to his love of Seinfeld and Conan O'Brien, and his close friendships with Orange Cassidy and Ethan Page. Plus, he remembers his short-lived stint as Donovan Danger, and debunks a myth or two about some wrestler guy named Santiago.

    Anthrax 40

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 67:02

    The core Anthrax lineup of Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, and Joey Belladonna, are celebrating 40 years of Anthrax with some great stories about some of the pioneering highlights from their career. They hit on the Big 4 shows, their appearance on “Married With Children,” traveling on Iron Maiden's plane with Bruce Dickinson piloting it, the making of the “Among The Living” and “Spreading The Disease” albums, and Joey Belladonna joining the band. They remember the infamous Roseland Ballroom gig that landed them their first major label deal along with Metallica and Raven, Scott Ian shaving his head and Charlie cutting off his hair when long hair was synonymous with metal. They speak to being first to wear board shorts and t-shirts onstage in a time of jean jackets and leather, and being the first to blend rock and rap in an ill-fated project with the Beastie Boys. Plus, they have stories from the new Anthrax 40 documentary, and give a sneak peak at what you can expect if you tune in to the Anthrax live stream event this Friday, July 16th at 

    The Atrocities of Graham James - Worst Scandal in NHL History

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 77:05

    It's the biggest sex scandal in hockey history, and it started in Canada's famed junior hockey league, and arguably contributed to the death of Jay Macaulay, a former high school classmate of Chris Jericho's who died of drug overdose in April. Winnipeg Free Press reporter Jeff Hamilton details the unbelievable story of disgraced ex-Western Hockey League coach Graham James, and how he was able to sexually abuse junior hockey league players (some who went on to become Stanley Cup winning NHL professionals) for years and years across multiple teams and territories. Jeff recounts all he uncovered in his years-long investigation into James including the multiple coverups and enabling by some of Canadian hockey's top officials. Jeff shares the NHL players stories who came forward to ultimately take James down, and why the predator only served 18-months before being released to live his life. 

    Compiling The Complete List Of Jericho

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 73:19

    “The Complete List of Jericho: 30 Years of Smashes, Matches, and Hits!” is finally here (and available at, and AEW's Alex Marvez and Pete Fornatale, who helped make the book a reality, join to reveal what it took to turn Jericho's old notebook list of matches into an actual book with never-before-seen photos, Top 10 lists, and surprising stories from some of the biggest names in wrestling. Alex Marvez recounts how he collected tales from the likes of Brodie Lee, Kenny Omega, and Dave Meltzer, and why two of Chris' oldest friends in the business, Lance Storm and Don Callis, weren't included. Hear what inspired the title, the front cover, and the back cover, and what Rush, KISS and Metallica had to do with the book! Plus, Chris explains why he self-published book #5, and Alex and Pete list the things they plan to fix for the second printing!

    CJ Perry Says Goodbye to Lana and WWE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 77:46

    CJ Perry was Lana in WWE, and after 8 years, she's saying goodbye to the character and the company. She was recently let go by WWE, and no one was more surprised than her! She explains what happened, why she thinks it happened, and how it happened! She reveals the first call she made after receiving the news, what her final communication with Vince McMahon entailed, and why the whole termination process at WWE needs to change. She also shares how her real-life romance with now husband, Miro, affected her career, why she believes WWE broke up the Lana & Miro storyline at the height of its popularity, and what she owes Triple H, Road Dawg and Billy Gunn.

    Canada Day Special - Strange Brew Watchalong with The Winnipeggers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 118:37

    The Winnipeggers are celebrating Canada Day with a special movie watchalong dedicated to all their fellow Canadians! Grab a drink and get your laugh on with “Strange Brew” (the first movie that a young Rybo ever saw in theaters)! It's the story of Canada's favorite hosers, Bob & Doug McKenzie, two characters created and played by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas for SCTV! Discover the backstory of Bob & Doug McKenzie, how and why this movie ever got made, who contributed to the hugely successful soundtrack, and the origins of some of the most popular Canadian slang! 

    Classic Album Clash - Ratt: Out Of The Cellar vs Invasion of Your Privacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 91:36

    The Classic Album Clash is back, and this time it's all about Ratt – “Out Of The Cellar” vs “Invasion of Your Privacy.” And joining in the track-by-track analysis and trivia fun are Tom and Zeus, the hosts of the “Shout Out Loud” podcast, and their friend Sonny. They talk album covers, production, songwriting and lyrics, and individual performances and contributions. They remember their first introductions to Ratt's music, and seeing the band live. Plus, they discuss Stephen Pearcy as a frontman, why Ratt didn't reach the same heights as Motley Crue or Bon Jovi, and the ultimately pick their favorite of the two classic albums.

    The Creeping Death of the Chaos Project

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 68:06

    AEW's Chaos Project is Dr. Luther and Serpentico, and they share the story of how they were put together, what inspired their memorable entrance, and where Serpentico gets his supply of kabuki streamers! They explain their old school wrestling style, and why it works with everyone they wrestle including Penta & Fenix, the Varsity Blonds, and Dark Order. The two recount the infamous cake smashing spot at Negative One's in-ring birthday party, what it was like cutting a promo on a kid, and the words Jake “The Snake” Roberts had for them afterwards in the locker room. They explain how their match with Jericho & Jake Hagar came together for Jericho's 30th Anniversary Dynamite episode, being signed during a pandemic, and their first-ever match together as a team. Plus, Serpentico talks about growing up in Puerto Rico and training there, and what ultimately brought him to Florida and “Team 3D Academy” with Bubba & D'Von Dudley.

    Helloween's Best Time with Michael Kiske & Andi Deris

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 78:41

    Helloween is back with a new album, “Helloween,” and two singers, original singer Michael Kiske, and Andi Deris who's been with the band since Kiske's departure in the 90s. Michael and Andi talk about forging the bond that enables them to be in the band together, what inspired the whole idea in the first place, how they determine vocal parts, where Kai Hansen fits into the vocal mix, the songwriting and creative process behind the new album, and their current live set list. Michael also speaks to the rumors that he was once asked to sing for Iron Maiden after Bruce Dickinson left, what he misses most about former Helloween drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg, and his favorite Helloween songs.

    Stu Grayson & Evil Uno Bring the Dark Order To Light

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 73:08

    Dark Order founders Evil Uno and Stu Grayson were among the first talent signed to AEW, but admit that they thought they would be among the first fired when the Dark Order failed to initially catch on! Then came the Exalted One and a global pandemic! Uno & Stu recall the early ideas for the Exalted One, when they found out it was going to be Mr. Brodie Lee (and not Matt Hardy), and what it was like to watch his debut from their homes in Canada during the early lockdown days of the pandemic. They talk about their BTE segments, the arrival of Anna Jay, the faction's organic babyface flip, -1's leadership, and their future hopes for Dark Order. Plus, they share stories from their indie wrestling days as the Supersmash Brothers, working Canadian shows with Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, and why they had all but given up on wrestling when AEW came knocking.

    The Inner Circle Rappels Down Stadium Stampede 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 73:19

    Those were no stunt doubles on top of the scoreboard at TIAA Bank Field stadium in Jacksonville at AEW's Double or Nothing PPV! That was all 5 members of the Inner Circle who jumped off and rappelled to the ground below. Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, and Santana and Ortiz return to tell the story of Stadium Stampede 2, and who came up with the brilliant idea to rappel. They detail what went into the planning and execution of their battle against The Pinnacle right down to Sammy's amazing 630 to finish off Shawn Spears (and The Pinnacle). Hear about Jake's battle against Wardlow in the freezer, Sammy and Shawn going at it in the stadium chair room, Santana & Ortiz coming to blows with FTR in the bar, and Jericho & MJF's live match in the AEW ring! They also share the story behind Konnan's cameo DJ appearance, the DMX music licensing saga, and finally wrestling in front of a full capacity crowd for a PPV!

    Conquering Kilimanjaro - Highest Free-Standing Mountain on Earth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 55:58

    “Ghost Adventures” host, Jeff Belanger, had a paranormal experience of a different kind when he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. He details the journey and the spiritual connection in his new book, “The Call Of Kilimanjaro: Finding Hope Above The Clouds.” Jeff explains what inspired him to undertake the climb, how he trained for the adventure, what it was like once he started up the mountain (from food to bodily functions to surviving the elements). He speaks to being truly disconnected from the world, missing his family, his actual moment on the summit, the sense of accomplishment, and the anti-climactic descent. And he talks about the paranormal connection and experiences associated with Mt. Kilimanjaro.

    Billy Corgan's NWA Is A Smash!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 66:44

    NWA’s “When Our Shadows Fall” PPV is this Sunday, June 6th, and NWA President Billy Corgan runs down the stacked card, and talks about the incredible talent, including NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Nick Aldis! Billy discusses the crossover with AEW and having talent such as Serena Deeb and Thunder Rosa work for both companies. He speaks to the new revolution in wrestling, surviving the pandemic, the return of crowds, and the development of his weekly show, “NWA Powerrr.” He also recalls what it took to buy the promotion, and how he handled the criticism in the early days. Plus, Billy has an update on his other gig, fronting the Smashing Pumpkins, and talks about their cancelled 2020 tour with Guns N Roses, why they won’t be joining Guns on the road later this Summer, and what happened the first time the Pumpkins ever opened for Axl Rose and crew!  

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