Talk Is Jericho

By Chris Jericho

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Bobby
 May 13, 2022
Listen to an uneducated pro wrestler expound upon conspiracy theories. Few things in life are more of a waste of time.


 Mar 14, 2022


 Feb 11, 2022
The wrestling interviews are great, but there's too much conspiracy theory lunacy which is presented sub-uncritically.


 Apr 13, 2021
love his interviews, love the rock and the paranormal crazies


 Feb 21, 2020

Description

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.

Episode Date
The Pride & Glory of Anthony Bowens
01:03:21

Anthony Bowens is one half of AEW’s The Acclaimed tag team, and is ready to ditch the wheelchair and get back in the ring after recovering from a knee injury! Anthony talks about rehabbing his knee, utilizing his injury to help develop his character, and what he enjoys most about working with the Gunn Club. He speaks to his chemistry and friendship with Max Caster, the origins of The Acclaimed, creating their popular music videos, the controversial scissor greeting, and The Acclaimed’s quest for gold! Anthony also shares his journey to AEW, his WWE tryout stories, what he learned from William Regal, and how his YouTube channel impacted his wrestling career. Plus, Anthony speaks candidly about coming out, the support, encouragement, and acceptance he received from his family, friends, and wrestling peers, and most importantly, his boyfriend, Michael.

Jul 01, 2022
The Ghost of Ted Bundy
00:51:34

Did demonic possession drive one of America’s most prolific serial killers to murder his female victims? 

Patrick Kaufenberg & Mike Carbno from the PARAnomalyZONE podcast discuss that very theory about Ted Bundy, and the many ghost sightings and paranormal experiences that surround Bundy and his victims. They share eye witness accounts from survivors and law enforcement who describe Bundy’s strange black eyes, and the spontaneous foul odor that seemed to erupt from him when talking about his crimes. They recount the bizarre happenings at Ted Bundy’s childhood home as well as The Ritual House in Utah where Bundy allegedly tortured and killed Debra Kent. They also talk about the paranormal events at the Chi Omega Sorority House the night Bundy attacked, and the ghost sightings at Bundy’s execution. They chronicle details from Ted Bundy’s family tree and background that indicate possible paranormal experiences, and theorize on whether serial killing still exists in the world today.

Jun 29, 2022
Classic Album Clash – The WWF Album vs WWF Piledriver
01:39:54

It’s the return of the Classic Album Clash, and this time it’s all about the WWF – “The Wrestling Album” vs “Piledriver.” And the panel includes Jericho’s oldest wrestling friend in the biz and friend of the pod, Lance Storm, the Wrestling Observer’s Bryan Alvarez, and Big Vinny V! They talk album covers, production, music videos, lyrics, and performances as they do the track-by-track breakdown and head-to-head battle. They have great stories, memories, and fun facts about Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Honky Tonk Man, Hillbilly Jim, Jimmy Hart, Slick, Koko B. Ware, and Mean Gene Okerlund. They explain how Cyndi Lauper, Rick Derringer, and even Meatloaf got involved in the albums and music, and of course, they pick a favorite album when all is said and done.

Jun 24, 2022
Backstage with Metallica & The Rolling Stones
00:54:41

Heather “Foster” Kjollesdal has been touring with Metallica and the Rolling Stones for over 20 years! She’s the Dressing Room Coordinator by title (but so much more in reality) for both bands and that means she’s responsible for the backstage area and sets up everything from their personal dressing rooms to the band community rooms and catering to their show wardrobe and quick changes. Foster explains how she originally got the gigs, and what it was like meeting Metallica and the Stones for the first time. She breaks down the 9 Metallica rooms backstage, the 15 individual rooms on the Stones’ tour, the various details that go into each, and how she keeps track of furniture, knick-knacks, and special equipment and requests on each stop of the tour. She also talks about walking Metallica and the Stones to the stage each night and the preparations she makes for that walk, and then what happens post-show. She has amazing stories about the late, great Stones drummer Charlie Watts, Lars Ulrich, and the many celebrity VIPs she’s met over the years including Johnny Depp. Plus, she talks about being tour manager for Van Halen with David Lee Roth, and spending time on the road with U2.

Jun 22, 2022
The 2022 UFO Congressional Hearings - Why Now?
00:56:53

"The Paranormal 60" host, and longtime friend of the show, Dave Schrader, returns to talk about UFOs and the recent Congressional hearings. Dave has some thoughts and theories as to why the government is finally acknowledging UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon) as they refer to them, and the timing of all these disclosures. He’s talking about the significance of the hearings, breaking down who was there, and the importance of the government’s agenda. He’s also explaining some of the documented sightings and footage captured by military and commercial pilots, and even major airports like Chicago O’Hare. He runs through the Battle of Long Beach, and the Gimble Footage, and analyzes UFO sightings that date back to the Renaissance and are depicted in paintings by master artists of the time. Plus, Dave details his own personal experiences with UFOs, including some of the incredible sightings he’s witnessed at Trout Lake, Washington. 

Jun 17, 2022
Daniel Garcia – From Pro Wrestler to Sports Entertainer
01:00:34

Daniel Garcia has worked hard for his success in wrestling, and chronicles that story in great detail from the moment he decided to start training to the day he signed with AEW. Daniel talks about the Buffalo wrestling scene, meeting AEW’s The Blade (aka Pepper Parks), his WWE tryout, tearing it up on the indies with Wheeler Yuta, Lee Moriarty, and Kevin Blackwood, and what finally prompted him to sign with AEW. He shares his thoughts on Tony Khan, wrestling Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley, and being AEW champion. And he explains why the PWG title means so much to him, his hopes for a NJPW belt, and how he feels about already have one 5-star match under his belt. Plus, Daniel tells the story about the horrific car accident that nearly put an early end to his wrestling career.

Jun 15, 2022
Toni Storms Into AEW
00:59:03

Nobody was more shocked by Toni Storm’s WWE departure than she was! Toni explains the surprise decision to leave and her reasons behind it. She talks about her last days at the company, and how she viewed her future in wrestling at the time of her leaving. She also explains what it was like being stuck in London during the height of the pandemic, how it was to wrestle to an empty arena, what she learned from Shawn Michaels, Scotty 2 Hotty, and Road Dogg, and what Vince McMahon said to her just before she quit. Plus, Toni talks about her love of Japan and why she hopes to wrestle there again soon, her AEW debut, her joy in being able to creatively express herself, and who she’s looking forward to working with at AEW.

Jun 10, 2022
Jurassic World & The Newest Dinosaurs in the Dominion
01:03:02

Paleontologist Steve Brusatte consulted on the new “Jurassic World: Dominion” movie, and helped director Colin Trevorrow introduce new species of dinosaurs into this final installment of the franchise. Steve shares some of the new dinosaurs you’ll see in the film, the knowledge he contributed about colors, sizes and behaviors to the design team, and how he helped Chris Pratt with pronunciation during filming! Steve also discusses his favorite dinosaurs, why so many species have been discovered in the last 10 years, the new things scientists have learned about dinosaurs’ life spans, evolution, and extinction, and how each newly discovered dinosaur is named. Plus, Steve previews some cool details about wooly mammoths, sloths, and saber tooth tigers from his new book, “The Rise And Reign Of The Mammals,” available now wherever you buy books!

Jun 08, 2022
John Lennon, the Mobster & The Lawyer
00:50:19

Attorney Jay Bergen represented Beatle John Lennon in court in a 1975 case with ties to the mafia! Jay chronicles the story and the case in his new book, “Lennon, the Mobster, and the Lawyer” (which is available now wherever you buy books). In 1975, Morris Levy, the mafia-connected owner of Roulette records, released “Roots,” an unauthorized version of a rock & roll oldies album that John Lennon was had been producing with Phil Spector. Morris Levy claimed John Lennon had verbally agreed to let Morris release and market the album on TV worldwide. When Morris released “Roots,” John Lennon’s official label, Capitol/EMI quickly released the official “John Lennon Rock & Roll” album, and that resulted in Morris Levy filing two lawsuits against John Lennon and Capitol/EMI. Jay walks us through the case, the outcome, and how he ended up representing John in this little publicized trial. He recalls meeting John & Yoko, spending time with them during the trial, and what John Lennon was like on the witness stand. He also shares great stories about Yoko’s input during the trial, the role her swami played, and why he was summoned to the Dakota to meet with Yoko by herself.

Jun 03, 2022
The Hardy Boys Return – Extreme & Elite
01:09:22

The Hardy Boys are back together and at AEW! Matt and Jeff have reunited in what they’re calling The Hardy Boys Final Run!  Matt and Jeff recount what it took to get Jeff to AEW the day after his WWE contract ended, how they both felt about WWE’s Hall of Fame offer to a solo Jeff Hardy, and the moment Jeff knew his time there was done. Jeff speaks to the drug allegations, how he was being utilized in his final days with WWE, and what it’s been like to have creative freedom at AEW.The Hardys talk about bringing back their original ring gear and entrance music, their connection with The Young Bucks, working with Darby Allin and Sting, and their AEW debut match. Plus, they’ve got stories about the evolution of Jeff’s face paint, their favorite matches, the legacy of the TLC match, their worst injuries in the ring, and some super funny stories about the late, great Owen Hart.

Jun 01, 2022
The Jericho Appreciation Society Origin Story
01:08:37

The Jericho Appreciation Society are Sports Entertainers. Period. And if you wanna know what makes a Sports Entertainer, then listen up! Jericho, Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, “Daddy Magic” Matt Minard and “Cool Hand Ang” Angelo Parker school you in names, image, wardrobe, and the art of ridiculousness! Jericho explains what inspired this faction idea, why he was set on bringing Daniel Garcia and 2.0 into the fold, how he pitched the whole thing to Tony Khan, and the bartering he did with Bryan Danielson to ensure Garcia’s availability. And in between the story of how it all began, you might also hear a couple of Triple H impressions, the tale of an Abu Dhabi hitman, some details about a $5million dollar baseball lawsuit, and the reading of one text message from a former Jericho BFF.

May 27, 2022
Terror of Sallie House – America’s Most Haunted
00:58:52

Rob, Dave & Jesse from the Hometown Ghost Stories podcast share the terrifying tale of the Sallie House in Atchison, Kansas! They reveal the house’s history that may have unleashed the extreme paranormal events that plagued Tony & Debra Pickman 100 years later! They discuss the many and often violent experiences the Pickman’s endured during their 18 months in the house including spontaneous fires erupting, the unexplained and bloody attacks on Tony, recurring scratch patterns, stuffed animals and other objects moving of their own accord, and Tony’s frequent run-ins with the ghost of a little girl. They theorize on why Tony took the brunt of the paranormal attacks, while his wife and baby were left relatively unscathed. They explain what happened when Deb & Tony solicited the help of a psychic medium, and the surprise they encountered when they finally moved out of the house. Plus, Rob grew up in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and recounts his own paranormal experiences living in a haunted house in the heart of the infamous Bridgewater Triangle! 

May 25, 2022
Sweeping The Leg with Martin Kove
00:55:31

Martin Kove is Sensei John Kreese on “Cobra Kai” and the “Karate Kid” trilogy, and has a great story about how he landed the role in the first place! He talks about the casts’ initial reaction to the “Karate Kid” script and movie, his then-wife’s review of the Kreese character, bringing Sensei Kreese back to the “Cobra Kai” series, and working with his son, Jesse on the show too. Martin also talks about his friendship and working relationship with Sylvester Stallone, his love of Westerns, and doing “Dancing With The Stars.” Plus, Martin and his son Jesse talk about the projects they’re filming together, and their new podcast, “Kicking It With The Koves,” which focuses on Cobra Kai & Karate Kid trilogy!

May 20, 2022
The Anatomy Of A Pro Wrestling Referee
01:08:16

So what exactly does it take to be a great pro wrestling referee? Former WWE ref Marty Elias has a few thoughts about that. Marty breaks down the skills and knowledge needed to be a top ref in the biz, how he learned and who he learned from, the importance of in-ring chemistry, and what he instills in the students he trains at Rocky Mountain ProWrestling in Colorado. Marty talks about the worst bumps he’s taken in the ring both accidentally and by design, some of his favorite matches (Jericho vs Steamboat in Japan, Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 25), how being a jack-of-all-trades at WWE helped his career, and what it was like being the Great Khali’s talent handler for a year. Marty also details his big return to the ring as referee for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide in Mexico.

May 18, 2022
Max Creeps - The Most Influential Punk Band of All Time
00:48:40

The long-awaited, highly-anticipated, and critically-acclaimed Max Creeps album “Nein” has finally arrived! And we’re celebrating its release with an exclusive interview with the most influential punk rock band in history! Max Blastic and PC Bullshit of Max Creeps share their unbelievable story from their first meeting at David Bowie’s 1973 concert at the Hammersmith Odeon to their time on a working cattle boat to their unfortunate falling out and ultimate break-up. They discuss the circumstances that led to their reunion, their songwriting process, how they feel about bands like The Clash, the Sex Pistols, and the Germs stealing their song ideas back in the day, why they don’t consider “Nein” their debut album, and how it feels to have influenced everyone from Slash to Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong to Henry Rollins and Fozzy.

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May 13, 2022
Busted Open's Favorite Matches of All Time
01:05:19

It’s favorite match time with Busted Open’s Dave LaGreca and Gabby LaSpisa! They run down their respective lists and explain why they chose the matches they did. That means plenty of stories about Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, The Undertaker, Bret and Owen Hart, Thunder Rosa, Dr. Britt Baker DMD, Hulk Hogan, the Stadium Stampede, Kevin Owens and the Festival of Friendship, Wrestlemania 3, Wrestlemania 25, and Eddie Guerrero and Art Barr in Mexico. And Jericho weighs in with details on what really happened behind the scenes before his big match with CM Punk at Wrestlemania 28.

May 11, 2022
Fozzy's Boombox EXPLODES
01:22:30

The new Fozzy album, “Boombox” is here, and the band’s celebrating its release with a killer behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album! Guitarists Rich Ward and Billy Grey, bassist P.J. Farley, and drummer Grant Brooks talk favorite songs and performances, album artwork, and touring. Grant and PJ also recount how they came to join the band during the middle of a pandemic! And Rich Ward and Chris detail the creative process with producer Johnny Andrews, why Chris recorded his vocals at his house in Tampa, and why the pandemic lockdown was the best thing to happen to “Boombox!”

May 06, 2022
Spittin Knowledge with Swerve Strickland
01:03:41

Swerve Strickland’s signed with AEW about a month ago, and explains how and why that happens. He talks about his time at WWE, the formation of Hit Row with Ashanti “Thee” Adonis, Top Dolla & B-Fab, what led to the faction’s demise, and Swerve’s ultimate release from WWE. He speaks to the fall out from social media rap during Hit Row’s feud with Jinder Mahal, the rap cypher he did on live TV, his relationship with Triple H, what he learned from Shawn Michaels, and the feedback he received from Willian Regal. He has stories from his run with Lucha Underground including the inspiration behind the Lt. Jermaine Strickland character, the evolution of his masked Killshot gimmick, and what he thinks led to Lucha Underground’s cancellation. Plus, Swerve just attended the GRAMMY Awards, befriended one of Kanye West’s producers and songwriters, and shares how he plans to elevate his own rap game! 

May 04, 2022
The Greatest NHL Fights & Fighters Of All Time
01:07:40

Sandy Vigilante is a life-long, diehard NHL fan! Actually, he’s a life-long diehard fan of hockey FIGHTS! So much so that he’s actually kept written notebooks detailing every single NHL fight that has occurred since the late 60s to present day along with thousands of hours of hockey fight footage captured on VHS tape. He has amassed quite a collection of fights and fighters, and the knowledge to back it up. He can rattle off the great enforcers, the knockouts, how many fights various players had over the course of their career (including the great Teddy Irvine). He even worked for teams like the Los Angeles Kings, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the New York Rangers – taping game footage so they could scout opponents and players. He’s seen some incredible games and crazy fights in-person, and has almost got into a couple of fights himself with hockey refs who had the nerve to stop the fights on the ice! Sandy’s got favorite fights, favorite fighters, best fighting teams, best bench-clearing brawls, and stats for days! He’s telling stories about Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Dave Schultz, Bert Wilson from the Rangers, and Colorado’s Berry Beck. And he’s even got a very good reason why he basically stopped watching the NHL in 2012. 

Apr 29, 2022
Jake The Snake Roberts, Triplemania & AAA
00:56:11

Jake “The Snake” Roberts returns to give a detailed look at his time wrestling AAA in Mexico! He talks about the crazy fans and the stuff they used to throw at the wrestlers in the ring including full cans of beer, piss-filled bottles, and the food they were eating! He remembers working with Konnan and The Sensational Sherri Martel, the riots that started at the TV station after his promos would air, and the lengths they’d have to go to in order to safely exit the arenas after shows. You’ll hear the story of his infamous hair vs hair match, the one 6-man match he had with Eddie Guerrero, and how Jake used get his paydays out of Mexico and back to the states! He tells even more tales about living and traveling with the snakes, what it was like to film those snake vignettes with Ultimate Warrior, and how Jake ended up being the setup man for Hulk Hogan. Plus, Jake makes the case as to why he’s the real inventor of the DDT!

Apr 27, 2022
Inside The WCW Creative Team with Bob Mould
01:02:33

Bob Mould is a critically-acclaimed musician and founding frontman of indie rock band, Husker Du, and also served on the WCW creative team in the late 90s! Bob is a life-long wrestling fan who befriended legendary promoter Jim Barnett, and ultimately got offered a job at WCW. Bob shares some great stories about pitching ideas to Hulk Hogan, working with Kevin Nash, Dusty Rhodes, Kevin Sullivan, Vampiro, and what happened when Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara came to WCW. He talks about the guys he thought should have made it, the ones he tried hard to help, and what he thinks led to the demise of WCW. Plus, Bob talks music and touring, including his most recent album, “Blue Hearts,” and his new EP, “The Ocean,” which are both available now at BobMould.com, and how he came “this close” to producing Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album.

Apr 22, 2022
Classic Album Clash: Nitro – The Best/Worst Band Ever
01:33:04

Nitro was a short-lived, over-the-top metal band from Hollywood, California fronted by singer Jim Gillette and guitarist Michael Angelo Batio. They formed in 1988 and broke up in 1993, but in that five years they managed to release two albums – 1989’s “O.F.R.” and 1992’s “Nitro II: Hot, Wet, Drippin’ With Sweat.” And those are the albums being put to the test in the Classic Album Clash!  Andy, Nick, and the mysterious Chris L. from the “Pod of Thunder” podcast return to share Nitro stories, trivia, production notes, and a do a detailed deep-dive track-by-track breakdown as they pit the two albums against each other to determine a best and favorite!

Apr 20, 2022
Regal Part 2 – The Origin of a Wrestling Villain
01:24:10

William Regal makes his highly-anticipated return, and this time he’s telling stories about the British wrestling scene, and the guys who influenced him and schooled him when he was first getting started at the age of 15. He’s got some great stories about Shirley Crabtree aka Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks (whom William wrestled a lot in his early years and even traveled with), Les Thornton, and Sid Cooper. He remembers the first time Tiger Mask came to Britain and what he learned and took back with him to Japan. Regal talks about his first holiday camps, his first trip overseas, and he even gives a lesson in British slang! He breaks down the British spots that continue to influence guys to this day like the Dick Beyer, the Tony Charles and the International spot, and he shares some stories from his WWE days about Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley.

Apr 15, 2022
Fozzy Presents: GFM - The Sisters of BeautyCore
01:04:52

GFM is a vibe, and that’s why they’re one of the bands opening for Fozzy on the current “Save The World Tour.” GFM, which stands for Gold Frankincense & Myrrh, are the English sisters, and they’ve been playing since grade school! 21-year-old singer/bassist Maggie, 20-year-old guitarist CJ, and 18-year-old drummer Lulu! Their parents introduced them to music and instruments almost as soon as they could walk and talk, and encouraged them to play and start a band. The girls talk about their love of metal and hard rock, the role that faith has played in their music and career, how their parents taught them about songwriting, performing and the logistics of touring, and what inspired the cheerleading uniforms they wear onstage. Their energy is off the charts, their enthusiasm is crazy infectious, their story is unbelievable, and their music kicks ass!

Apr 13, 2022
Abdullah The Butcher Needs Your Help
00:54:22

After entertaining fans at the highest possible level in wrestling, and putting on some incredible and memorable matches around the globe, 81-year-old wrestling legend Abdullah The Butcher finds himself with some serious legal issues, and no resources to speak of. Please donate to his GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-to-help-abdullah-the-butcher 

Abdullah along with his student Diafullah Dobashi, referee Danny Lincoln, and caretaker Malikah, explain Abdullah’s legal troubles, and how the fact that Abdullah cannot read or write landed him in this tough situation.Abdullah also shares tons of stories from his days at Stampede Wrestling in Calgary with Stu Hart, his years working for Baba at All Japan Pro Wrestling, his trip to New Zealand that helped revitalize the business down under, and his run at WCW and the infamous electric chair match! He talks about working with Stan Hansen, Hulk Hogan, and Bruiser Brody, why he didn’t enjoy working for Inoki at New Japan Pro Wrestling, and why he never got a shot at WWF despite a promising conversation with Vince McMahon Sr. 

Apr 08, 2022
Dee Snider's Stand for the Ukraine
01:00:24

Dee Snider is spearheading a very important campaign in https://worldunited.live/. He is working to communicate the truth of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine directly to the Russian people via the Trusted Messenger program! He’s enlisted the help of actors, celebrities and fellow musicians like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Marx, and Chris Jericho to spread the word via their own personal recorded messages distributed on social media in hopes that some will seep through the informational blockade that Russia has constructed between its country and the outside world. Dee’s also released a new video for “Stand” with powerful images from Ukraine, and explains how and why the song and video are a perfect rallying cry for what’s happening today. Dee and Chris share their own family ties to Ukraine and explain why this is such an important cause and undertaking. Plus, Dee reveals WorldUnited.Live’s plans for a peaceful mass protest, and eventual benefit concert to aid the Ukranian people. 

Apr 06, 2022
Chad Smith, 2 Bottles of Water & a Pack of Cigarettes
01:06:19

It’s “Unlimited Love” day! The long-awaited, highly-anticipated, brand-new Red Hot Chili Peppers album has finally arrived, and drummer Chad Smith returns to share some stories from the studio! He talks about reuniting with former guitarist John Frusciante and what’s that done for the Peppers, bringing longtime producer Rick Rubin back into the fold, writing and recording during a pandemic, and the band’s upcoming (and first-ever) stadium tour! Chad also has some crazy tales about recording an album with Ozzy Osbourne, his original Chili Peppers audition, and the time he discovered he could ride his 10-speed bike to the Creem magazine headquarters! And then there’s that second Ozzy album that’s already finished and awaiting release, but you didn’t hear that from us! 

Apr 01, 2022
Woody Farmer's Bay Area Wrestling
01:01:15

“Woody Farmer’s Bay Area Wresting” is a new documentary available on YouTube, and it tells the true story about a little wrestling school turned promotion based in Newark, California, which is just East of San Francisco, run by Woody Farmer. Woody secured a TV deal for Bay Area Wrestling almost before he had a true promotion up and running, and taped the shows in a tiny studio at the TV station. He soon landed a network deal with The Sports Channel, and had talent like Mae Young, Mike Lockwood (aka Crash Holly), Radical Robbie Lee, and a young Chris Jericho wrestling matches in his tiny studio! Documentary filmmakers Paul Ponte and Jesus Cruz, along with the voice of Bay Area Wrestling, Pat Kelly, and wrestler Shane Kody (who is also Woody Farmer’s son), discuss Bay Area Wrestling from its formation to landing their TV deal to Chris Jericho’s three-match run, and what came after! They recount some of their favorite performers and matches, remember the unique personalities, and share some of the hilarious moments both in front of and behind the camera.

Mar 30, 2022
How To Escape A Religious Cult - by Lola Blanc
00:49:19

Actress, singer & “Trust Me: Cults, Extreme Belief, and the Abuse Of Power” podcast host, Lola Blanc, was only 12-years old when she and her mom unknowingly joined a religious cult run by a man who claimed to be the new LDS (Church Of Latter-day Saints) Prophet. He split them up, and sex trafficked her mom all in the name of God. Lola recounts the story of how her mom met this self-proclaimed Prophet and fell under his spell, why he separated Lola from her mom, and how they eventually were able to escape. She talks about the harrowing experiences they both faced, especially her mom, how they were able to pick up the pieces and heal despite the ordeal, and why their former cult leader is still leading his cult to this day.

Listen to Lola’s mom’s harrowing story: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/trust-me-cults-extreme-belief-and-the-abuse-of-power/id1534370789

Mar 25, 2022
Trademark Everything! Pro Wrestling Patent Lawyer Mike Dockins
01:08:17

Mike Dockins aka the “Gimmick Attorney” is the lawyer who helps many of your favorite wrestlers (including Chris Jericho) trademark their names, catchphrases, and even make-up and facepaint. Mike explains how he got started as a trademark and patent attorney, when and where wrestling became his specialty, who he counts among his many clients, and what it’s like going toe-to-toe with WWE. He has stories about Cody Rhodes, Gallows & Anderson, Danhausen, Matt Hardy, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Clint Bobski.

Mar 23, 2022
The Haunting of the Amityville Horror House
00:57:46

John and Jamie from the True Crimecast podcast return to talk about the murder case that is believed to have started the infamous Amityville Horror movie franchise! They share the details and circumstances surrounding the DeFeo Family murders that may have been the root cause of the scary hauntings and paranormal events that drove the Lutz family out of the Amityville house after just 28 days! In 1974, Ronald DeFeo was convicted of killing his parents and four siblings in the Amityville house while they slept. The Lutz family purchased the DeFeo home in Amityville, Long Island, New York, in 1975 and immediately started experiencing strange, paranormal events as soon as they moved in. After 28 torturous days, the Lutz’ fled the house with the clothes on their backs and never returned. The Lutz family’s story became the smash film, “Amityville Horror,” and the DeFeo murders were used as the basis for the movie’s sequel. 

Mar 18, 2022
The Tribulations of William Regal
01:19:13

In the first of an impromptu two-parter, William Regal chronicles the health issues that he’s suffered over the last couple of years that nearly cost him his life! You’ll hear how through the workings of science and modern medicine, some excellent doctors, and a bit of fate (or maybe divine intervention), Regal defied the odds, beat death, and lived to tell the tale of not only his extremely rare heart surgery, but also the neck injury he’s been suffering from for 30 years that he didn’t really know he had! And in between his surgeries, hospital stays, and doctor visits, he managed to scout talent for WWE, hold tryouts, and produce some incredible events for NXT. He talks about his program with Bryan Danielson, working in the ring with Cesaro, and his last unofficial match with Sami Zayn.

Mar 16, 2022
Far Beyond Driven - The Story of Jose Mangin & The Pantera Limo
01:02:17

Pantera brothers Vinnie Paul and Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott loved riding in limos so they got one of their own! Vinnie used it extensively after Dime’s death, and when Vinnie Paul passed in 2018, the limo was given to longtime, diehard Pantera fan and SiriusXM Octane host, Jose Mangin! Jose explains how he found about the generous gift, what it took to get the limo from Texas to Southern California with almost no notice, and how he went about getting the limo fully restored! Jose spared no expense when it came to the restoration and added some amazing tributes to the Abbott brothers in the limo’s interior along with a very cool salute to the fans who contributed to the GoFundMe to help raise money for the process. Jose walks us through the year-plus long journey to get the limo restored and running again, and shares the feedback he got from Dime’s widow, Rita, and the rest of the Pantera family. Jose & Chris detail the adventures they each had in the limo with Vinnie Paul, and Jose reveals his plans for the limo’s future and how YOU can experience it (and party in it) for yourself! 

Mar 11, 2022
DDP, The Guardians of Justice & The Heel of Hollywood
01:02:30

Diamond Dallas Page plays Nighthawk in the new Netflix series, “Guardians of Justice,” about a team of troubled superheroes fighting against evil in the world and in themselves! Series creator Adi Shankar and DDP explain what it took to get the series made, why it spent 7 years in development, what inspired all of the various animation styles in the episodes, and which storylines and characters come directly from Adi’s own life as an immigrant kid finding his way in America. They talk casting, last-minute shooting, going from YouTube to Netflix, and the lessons Adi learned from Kanye West! 

Mar 09, 2022
Keith Lee - Bask In His AEW Glory
01:02:46

AEW Revolution is this Sunday, March 6th and one of AEW’s newest signings, Keith Lee, is an entrant in the Face of The Revolution Ladder Match! It’ll be the first-ever ladder match in his 18-year wrestling career, and he shares exactly how he feels about that! Keith also gets real about his serious battle with COVID and the post-infection complication that nearly forced him to give up wrestling forever. He discusses the circumstances surrounding his release from WWE, the three failed tryouts it took to get there in the first place, his matches with Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, and Brock Lesnar, and the catch phrase inspired directly by the late, great Dusty Rhodes! Keith remembers his time at Ring of Honor and the match with Dominik Dijakovic that changed his wrestling career in an instant, their final indie bout at PWG, and why they didn’t have a bigger feud at NXT. He tells the story of “Bask In My Glory” and the Bearcat gimmick, and reveals what Vince McMahon said to him in the middle of a live Monday Night RAW.

Mar 04, 2022
James Bondcast - Episode 007
01:10:59

Last Fall marked the end of an era for the James Bond movie franchise! Daniel Craig played the 007 British secret agent for the last time on film in “No Time To Die!” And despite what happened during that movie, the end credits assured fans, “James Bond will return!” But who will be the latest to take on one of the most iconic roles in Hollywood history?  That’s just one topic discussed by the James Bond super fan panel including Brad Gilmore (host of the “Back From The Future” podcast and author of the new book, “Bond, James Bond: Exploring the Shaken And Stirred History of Ian Fleming’s 007”), Michael Boyd (scholarly writer of all things Ian Fleming and James Bond), and TIJ alum Don Callis! The foursome breakdown the 60-year history of the James Bond movie franchise. They analyze who played Bond best (Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig). They talk about the Bond girls, the Bond villains, the Bond theme songs, the many gadgets and cars, and the surrounding cast of characters. They also get into the campiness of the early movies, the pop culture references and mimicry, and they share tons of trivia and behind-the-scenes stories from franchise. Plus, they speak to the evolution of the Bond character, the scripts, and they share their favorite Bond films including a combined Top 10 List! 

Mar 02, 2022
Britt, Madusa & Jazz - Evolution of Women's Wrestling LIVE
01:08:38

Madusa, Jazz, and Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D., three generations of incredible, pioneering female wrestlers, were on the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea Triple Whammy last October, and of course that meant there had to be a live podcast about the evolution of women’s wrestling! Madusa came up in the AWA in the 80s, spent three years wrestling in Japan before going to WWE, and then jumping ship to WCW in one of the most historic moments in all of wrestling (think WWE title belt and a trash can). Jazz wrestled during the Attitude Era of WWE, was on the roster when the Divas arrives, and has plenty of stories about trying to be taken seriously as a worker during the time of bikini models and “tits and ass.” And current AEW Women’s World Champion, Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. has a completely different experience, and once she credits to the pioneers like Medusa and Jazz who blazed the path before her, and allowed her to main event on AEW DYNAMITE in an Unsanctioned Lights Out match against Thunder Rosa. 

Feb 25, 2022
Killer Show - Analyzing the Great White Station Fire Tragedy
01:11:00

“America’s Deadliest Rock Concert: The Guest List” is a new documentary on the Reelz network. It’s the story of the infamous Great White concert fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island on the night of February 20th, 2003. Great White’s onstage pyrotechnics ignited a fast-moving blaze that killed 100 people and injured over 200 more. This new documentary is told through the eyes of the survivors and the victims’ families, and recounts the events from the night of the tragic fire to the criminal case and trial, and the civil lawsuit that followed. Great White frontman Jack Russell is featured in the documentary, and you’ll hear why his participation was a MUST for filmmaker, David Bellino. David’s producing partner, and the attorney who litigated the civil suit on behalf of the victims’ family members and the survivors, John Barylick, wrote the book on which the documentary is partially based – “Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America’s Deadliest Rock Concert.” Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has been a tireless advocate for the survivors and victims’ families, and was instrumental in bringing together his fellow musicians to stage a benefit concert in 2008 that was broadcast on VH-1. And Mike Ricardi was at the concert that night with his best friend, Jim Gahan. Mike made it out. Jim did not. David Bellino, John Barylick, Dee Snider, and Mike Ricardi discuss the events of that night, the making of the documentary, the importance of telling this story and remembering the survivors, the victims and all of the families impacted by this unbelievable tragedy, the personal ties they each have to this story, and how they’ve all found hope, and in Mike’s case, some healing, through this project. Tune in this Sunday February 27th at 3pm Eastern on Reelz to watch the documentary or visit Reelz.com for information on how to watch it on demand. 

Feb 23, 2022
Steve O Forever
00:54:38

“Jackass Forever” topped the box office on its opening weekend. Fans love it. Critics love it. And the guys loved filming all of the ridiculous stunts and pranks for it! Steve O relives some of his gnarliest moments from the film including the multiple bee stings on his junk. He also talks about the guys’ chemistry, the new cast members, director Jeff Tremaine, Bam Margera, and Spike Jonze. Steve O shares the history of Jackass, some of his worst injuries and grossest stunts, and what it was like to film “Jackass Forever” stone cold sober. And he shares some details about his current comedy tour, “The Bucket List Tour,” his upcoming new book, “A Hard Kick In The Nuts: What I’ve Learned From A Lifetime of Bad Decisions,” and how he comes up with the crazy ass (and in some cases illegal) stunts for his YouTube channel.

Feb 18, 2022
The House of Brody King
01:00:21

Brody King is the newest addition to AEW’s House of Black, and explains where the idea for him to join Malakai Black actually came from.Brody talks about his relatively late start in wrestling, what and who inspired his name and gimmick, and how he’s managed to achieve so much success in just 7 years. He speaks to his training in California, his first PWG show, how he got signed to Ring of Honor, and what it was like starting there on Cody, The Young Bucks, Hangman Adam Page, and SCU’s last day! Brody has stories about wrestling in Japan, the historic New Japan ROH show at Madison Square Garden, and what really happened with that Enzo & Cass run-in. You’ll hear about Villain Enterprises, Violence Unlimited, and what he learned from everyone from Rocky Romero to Homicide. Brody also talks about his pre-wrestling career as a rigger in Hollywood working on TV and movie sets including Spider-man, Pirates of The Carribean, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Parks & Recreation. Plus, his band, God’s Hate, is still recording and touring and hopes to be back on the road this year! 

Feb 16, 2022
Tyson vs Douglas - The Biggest Upset In Boxing History
00:56:52

February 11, 1990. Tokyo, Japan. Iron Mike Tyson versus Buster Douglas. A knockout in the 8th round. One fighter goes down… but not the one expected! Shock, chaos and controversy ensue! Some call it the biggest upset in sports history! But how did it happen? What was Buster Douglas even doing in the ring with Mike Tyson in the first place? Johnny Sig, host of the podcast “A Sitdown with Johnny Sig,” tells the story of the fight that forever changed Mike Tyson’s career and boxing legacy. Johnny explains the circumstances surrounding the fight, the adversity that Mike Tyson was facing at that time in his life (divorce from wife Robin Givens, loss of his longtime father figure Cus D’Amato, introduction of Don King, and a new and incompetent corner team), and Buster Douglas’ personal motivation (loss of his mother). He breaks down the fight itself, Tyson’s boxing style, Buster Douglas’ under-rated performance, the 8th round controversy, and the impact it had on both the fans and the sport.

Feb 11, 2022
Aliens, Illuminati, Occult & The Hollywood Connection
00:57:21

“Conspiracy Theories and Unpopular Culture” podcast host and founder of IlluminatiWatcher.com, Isaac Weishaupt returns to explain how aliens, UFOs, the Occult, and Hollywood are all part of a secret agenda to bring about a New World Order. Isaac reveals how members of the Occult (like Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons) have been communicating with aliens for years, how likely it is that humans already have alien DNA in their makeup, and how Hollywood has been using movies (like E.T. and the John Carpenter Apocalypse Trilogy) to prepare the masses to accept this new religion of the New World Order. He describes Project Mockingbird and Project Blue Beam and how the CIA and the Pentagon factor into both. He discusses the conspiracy theories surrounding 5G and technology, and where Lucifer and Satan fit into this picture. And if you want to dive deeper into Isaac’s theories, check out his books, “Aliens, UFOs, & The Occutl: Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II.”

Feb 09, 2022
Jade Cargill Presents That Bitch Podcast
00:59:39

Jade Cargill is the current and first AEW TBS Champion, a feat she accomplished with just 23 matches under her belt! Jade chronicles her journey to pro wrestling, her rapid ascent at AEW, and how she feels about “learning on the fly on the job!” She talks about her WWE tryout (before she had any wrestling training at all), the limited training she did do between that tryout and signing with AEW, and why every match is a still a learning experience. She details her first-ever match which happened to be with Cody Rhodes, Shaquille O’Neal, and Red Velvet on live TV! She speaks to the help she’s received from Chris Jericho, what she’s currently learning from Billy Gunn, and why she calls Chyna and Macho Man Randy Savage her biggest influences. Plus, Jade breaks down her TBS Championship tournament run including her matches against Serena Deeb and Ruby Soho.

Feb 04, 2022
Chef Kristen Kish Teaches Jericho How To Be Le Chompion
00:55:34

Top Chef Season 10 winner Chef Kristen Kish stars on “Fast Foodies” on TruTV. “Fast Foodies” is a different kind of cooking competition show where three chefs (Kristen Kish, Jeremy Ford and Justin Sutherland) have to perfectly recreate and then completely reimagine a celebrity’s favorite fast food dish! That’s how Chris Jericho met Kristen! He challenged the chef to recreate & then reimagine the Cracker Barrell pancake breakfast (and if you want to see who was crowned “Fast Foodies” Chompion tune into the episode Thursday, February 3rd at 10/9 Central on TruTV). Kristen talks about the dish she made for Jericho, how she got involved in “Fast Foodies” in the first place, and what she loves most about the show. She also talks extensively about her experience on Top Chef, and how she actually got voted off the show! You’ll hear what transpired that allowed her to eventually win the whole thing, how she dealt with the near instant fame that followed her victory, and what she did immediately following the show. Kristen shares how she developed her own food point-of-view and flavors, the first thing she ever tried to cook as a kid, and why she calls Chef Emeril Lagasse “Uncle Emeril.”

Feb 02, 2022
Ice Nine Kills Murders Spencer Charnas
00:55:04

Spencer Charnas from Ice Nine Kills is telling stories about his band’s crazy creative, critically-acclaimed new album, “Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood.” Each song on the album was inspired by a different horror movie (including Pet Sematary, Child’s Play, American Psycho, Resident Evil, and more), and the music videos tell a murder story of their own! Spencer talks about the theme approach to writing, the preparation he did for each song, his favorite horror movies, the band’s love of puns, and how they were able to get great guest vocalists (like Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddox) and actors (like Bill Moseley) to participate in the project. He speaks to the band’s incredible live shows that involve a mini-murder on stage, his hopes to turn it all into a true horror movie screenplay of his own, and why the “Psychos” (INK fans) make it all worthwhile!

Jan 28, 2022
The Return of reDRagon - Fish & O'Reilly's AEW Invasion
01:06:26

reDRagon is back and ready to take on the stacked AEW Tag Team division! Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly talk about their recent reunion, how their respective journeys to AEW happened, and the match they’re looking forward to most at AEW. They also recount the first time they ever met, how they initially got put together at Ring Of Honor, the origin of reDRagon and story behind the name, and some of their legendary matches in both ROH and NJPW. They talk about their jump to NXT, their relationship with Triple H, the immediate chemistry they had with Adam Cole and Roderick Strong, how the Undisputed Era came together, and why they didn’t initially like the name. They also discuss the changes at NXT after the re-brand, the differences between the locker rooms, and rediscovering their love of pro wrestling.

Jan 26, 2022
Tiger King 2 - Who Killed Carole Baskin's Husband?
01:00:53

“Tiger King 2” on Netflix delves into the mystery behind the disappearance of Carole Baskin’s husband, Don Lewis. Don went missing in 1997, and people speculated that Carole may have killed him. YouTuber Ripper Jack developed an interest in Don Lewis’ missing persons case after seeing the original “Tiger King” documentary series, and started both a Facebook Group (called Don Lewis Cold Case), and a YouTube channel in order to investigate Don’s disappearance. Ripper’s done extensive interviews with witnesses and people who knew Don, examined thousands of public documents, taken many trips to Florida, and shared some interesting evidence with law enforcement. Ripper, who’s featured in “Tiger King 2,” recounts Don Lewis’ last couple of days, what Carole and Don’s longtime friend and employee Kenny Farr were doing the last day Don was reportedly seen alive, and Ripper pokes holes in Carole’s late-night cat milk run story the night before Don disappeared. Plus, Ripper exclusively reveals new evidence recently uncovered in the case!

Jan 21, 2022
The Too Cool Career of Scotty 2 Hotty
01:09:17

What does the WWE Attitude Era and current KISS concerts have in common? Scotty 2 Hotty will tell ya! The former NXT coach and NXT live event producer talks about his latest run at WWE in Performance Center, including how it started, the talent he helped develop, and the recent changes that prompted him to leave. He also shares stories from his first run at WWE as a performer from his tryout to signing his first contract to the formation of Too Sexy with Brian Christopher and Rikishi. Scotty reveals what inspired him to do the worm in the ring, and why Big Show, Jericho, Chyna, and the Dudleys were the most fun to dance with. He talks stinkface, the Zoo Crew with Albert, Dean Malenko, the karate chop at the end of the worm, and being released from WWE in 2007. Plus, Scotty shares why he decided to return to the indies this year, his plans for the next 12 months, and what he hopes to accomplish as a performer this time around.

Jan 19, 2022
An Hour with Bruce Dickinson
01:01:42

It’s the return of Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, and he’s dishing the details on his brand-new one-man show, “An Evening with Bruce Dickinson,” which kicks off THIS Monday, January 17th, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He’s doing 34 dates, crisscrossing the States, and all the ticket info is at IronMaiden.com! You’ll hear what inspired this outing, how his love of theater, acting and improv influenced the show, what he adapted from English writer/actor Quentin Crisp, and why Bruce is dead-set on having the audience involved in every show. Bruce also speaks about his love of fencing, and what keeps him competing to this day. He has stories about rehabbing a recent Achilles injury, and how that impacted the “Senjutsu” sessions and subsequent tour. Plus, Bruce is also talking about his podcast, “Psycho Schizo Espresso,” breaking down the origin of 666, and revealing some details about of Iron Maiden’s future plans!

Jan 14, 2022
ROH Champion Jonathan Gresham Heads To Terminus
00:50:20

Reigning Ring of Honor World Champion, Jonathan Gresham, is defending the title at his own show this Sunday, January 16th! His brand new promotion, Terminus, is hosting their first-ever live event at the Kroc Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Jonathan explains how he and Baron Black came to start their own promotion, the meaning behind the Terminus name, what he’s liking and not liking about being a promoter, and the inspiration behind their company’s first card (which features Jay Lethal, Daniel Garcia, Lee Moriarty, Moose, Bandido, Alex Coughlin, Impact Digital Champion Jordynne Grace, and so many more)! Jonathan also speaks to Ring of Honors final show, the circumstances that led to him winning the championship, and what he thinks the future has in store for ROH. He also shares thoughts on today’s in-ring psychology, his definition of modern grappling, and the importance of rules in wrestling. Plus, he recounts his early days coming up in the biz, working in Japan, flirting with WWE, and the really nice thing that Kenny Omega did for him during Jonathan’s first trip to Japan. 

Jan 12, 2022
Unchained - The Life & Times of Edward Van Halen
01:01:13

There’s a new biography out about the life and career of the late, great Eddie Van Halen. It’s called “Unchained: The Edward Van Halen Story,” and was written by journalist and former editor of Kerrang! magazine, Paul Brannigan. Paul spent 7 years researching and writing the book about the legendary guitarist, and interviewed countless people to help him tell the story including Sammy Hagar, Ozzy Osbourne, and KISS. Paul reveals tidbits from his research and interviews, and even recounts his own sit-down with Eddie at 5150 around the time of “Van Halen III’s” release. He also shares some of the things that surprised him most, a few of his favorite moments, and offers his own thoughts on why this prolific musician didn’t really release anything new during the last 20 years of his life. “Unchained: The Edward Van Halen Story” is available now at Amazon, VanHalenStore.com, and wherever you buy books!

Jan 07, 2022
Keith Mitchell - 40 Years of Production from WCW to AEW
01:14:21

Keith Mitchell is one of the true behind-the-scenes pioneers in wrestling! Keith is a longtime TV producer who helped launch video packages and ring music entrances for wrestlers. Keith got his start in World Class Wrestling with the Von Erichs in the 80s before moving on to WCW followed by TNA and ultimately landing at AEW in 2019. And after 40 years in the biz, Keith retired last week after AEW Dynamite’s New Year’s Smash. Keith tells his wrestling story from his early days in TV sports production to his first introduction to the Von Erichs and the friendship with Kerry and David that followed to his days at WCW and the night that Vince and Shane McMahon took control of the company to meeting Tony Khan and helping AEW launch on TNT.

Jan 05, 2022
Through Heaven And Hell with Robert & Michael Sweet - LIVE
01:13:45

Stryper killed it onstage at the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea Triple Whammy last October, and again during their live Talk Is Jericho podcast appearance on the ship! Brothers Robert and Michael Sweet tell stories from their early days including hanging out on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, changing the band’s name from Rock’s Regime to Stryper, what inspired the Stryper name, who influenced their song lyrics, and how they were able to tour with mainstream metal and rock bands during the 80s! They talk about the difference between Christian Rock and being Christians IN a rock band, how they had to constantly fight against being pigeonholed, and what MTV did their for their popularity and sales in the era of DialMTV. They also have some great tales about stealing road signs to hang in the studio, throwing bibles to fans at live shows, and being mobbed and arrested in Australia!

Dec 31, 2021
The Evolution of The Painmaker
00:54:15

Chris Jericho wrestled Kenny Omega in an epic match at the Tokyo Dome in January 2018, and unknowingly created what was soon to become The Painmaker! Chris tells the story about how that trip to Japan gave rise to The Painmaker’s signature spiked jacket, and black makeup look. He explains what inspired the clothes, the wrestling style, and the backstory of this titular character that’s now become an animated, multiple-chapter, collectible NFT! He breaks down The Painmaker’s wrestling style, favorite matches, greatest battles, and biggest foes! You’ll also discover how The Painmaker evolved into an NFT, what may happen to this intergalactic serial killer in an upcoming graphic novel, and whether the incredible story may hit a movie screen near you in the not-so-distant future!

Dec 29, 2021
Electric Jesus Comes Alive!
01:00:51

There’s a great new movie available on Amazon Prime called “Electric Jesus.” It’s the story about a bunch of teenagers trying to make it big with their Christian metal band! It’s set in the summer of 1986 and has a very cool cast including Judd Nelson who plays the Pastor trying to help the band, and Brian Baumgartner (of “The Office” fame) as the band’s manager. The music is incredible too! Writer/director Chris White was inspired by his own teenage years and his love of the band Stryper, and spent a lot of time and a lot of movie’s small budget making sure the music and the casting were spot-on! He did a tremendous job with this story that’s really more a coming-of-age tale than anything else. He talks about the making of the film, how he found his band, how he cast the other actors around them, the details he put into setting the scene in 1986, and Stryper’s feedback about the movie. He also speaks to the festivals and awards the film has won, and how he was able to secure distribution. 

Dec 24, 2021
Cary Silkin - The True Champion of ROH
01:06:42

Cary Silkin was a Ring of Honor fan from day one, and became a silent investor when the promotion was struggling to get off the ground, long before he became its owner and operator! And then when he sold ROH in 2011 to Sinclair, he transitioned into ROH’s Brand Ambassador. Cary tells the ROH story, including behind-the-scenes details of the circumstances that led to ROH’s recent shuttering. He talks about their last show, “Final Battle,” what 2022 may hold for ROH, and whether he’ll still be involved. Cary also talks about ROH’s early days, how DVD sales kept them afloat, their first TV deal with HDNet (which later became AXS), the peak of ROH’s popularity, having talent poached by WWE, some of his favorite shows and matches, and all of the amazing talent that’s graced the ROH ring including Bryan Danielson, Samoa Joe, Colt Cobana, Kevin Owens, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Adam Cole, Jay Lethal, and so many more!

Dec 22, 2021
Jimmy Rave - His Last Interview
00:52:41

James Michael Guffey’s (or Jimmy Rave as the wrestling world knew him) passion for pro wrestling was undeniable, and in one of the last long-form interviews he did before his untimely passing on December 12th at the age of 39, that love for the business is palpable. Jimmy spoke at length about his battle with MRSA, his struggles with addiction, adjusting to life as a triple amputee, his work as a mental health advocate and peer support drug counselor, and keeping a positive attitude through life’s adversities. He also shared many great moments and stories from his memorable wrestling career including learning from Dusty Rhodes and Ricky Steamboat, working for TNA, New Japan, and Ring of Honor, wrestling Samoa Joe with a broken jaw, tag teaming with Lance Rock (aka Lance Archer) as the Rock’n Rave Infection, and his cage match with CM Punk. Jimmy Rave is survived by his daughter Kailah, son James II, parents Jim and Toni Guffey, and fiancee Gabby Gilbert. Please help his friends and family honor James and celebrate his life by contributing to the GoFundMe set up by his daughter, Kailah.

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Dec 17, 2021
The History of Heavy Metal & Horror
00:59:16

“The History of Horror and Metal” is a new documentary from director Mike Shiff, who also coincidentally worked on Fozzy’s video for “Sandpaper.” Mike is a horror and heavy metal music fan, and was inspired to do this documentary to explore the deep connection between metal and horror movies! He did over 60 interviews for the doc and spoke to a who’s who from the metal and horror scenes including Gunnar Hansen (“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”), Kane Hodder (“Friday The 13th”), director John Carpenter, Bela Lugosi’s son, Kirk Hammett from Metallica, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Corey Taylor, Scott Ian from Anthrax, and Chris Jericho! Mike’s sharing behind-the-scenes stories from filming, who he wanted to speak with but wasn’t able to get, and some of his favs in metal and horror. He also explains why it took over 7 years to make, what the festival circuit has been like, and when the doc will be available to the public! For more information, go to metalhorror.com or follow them on Instagram @themetalhorror.

Dec 15, 2021
Jay Lethal's AEW Machismo
01:03:31

Jay Lethal recounts the single zoom call at Ring of Honor that effectively changed his life, and led directly to him signing with AEW. He explains why Ring Of Honor temporarily closing its doors was such a shock to the roster, his first reaction after hearing the news, and what originally kept him there when the Young Bucks, Hangman Adam Page, and Cody Rhodes all left to start AEW. He also shares stories from his time at Impact Wrestling including his angle with Ric Flair, the origins of Black Machismo, the time he sorta met Macho Man Randy Savage, and the fantastic story about how and when he was fired. Plus, Lethal talks Tommy Dreamer, WWE, his AEW debut, his first meeting with Tony Khan, his dream opponent, and why his dad has always been his biggest fan.

Dec 10, 2021
The Fab Three Get Back with The Beatles Incredible Documentary
01:22:51

The Fab 3 (Jericho, drummer Mike Portnoy, and Anthrax’s Charlie Benante) return to celebrate the release of Peter Jackson’s 8-hour documentary series, “Get Back,” on their favorite band, The Beatles! Peter Jackson sifted through, and restored, the original footage captured for Michael Lindsay Hogg’s 1970 documentary about the making of the “Let It Be” album, and The Fab 3 share their thoughts about what’s included. They marvel at the camaraderie and comedy between John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, along with the incredible musicianship and performance of the band’s famed 1969 rooftop concert at their Apple Corps headquarters. They share favorite scenes and moments, what surprised them most about the footage and the relationships, and the myth the documentary dispels about the picture painted of the 4 Beatles in the original “Let It Be” doc.

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Dec 08, 2021
The Gruesome Crimes of the Toolbox Killers
00:54:51

Criminologist Laura Brand is the executive producer of “The Toolbox Killer” documentary currently streaming on Peacock. It’s the horrific, true crime story of two sadistic serial killers, Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris, who terrorized and killed teenage girls in Southern California over a 5-month period in 1979. The pair often used tools found in a typical toolbox to torture and maim their victims before murdering them. Laura Brand built up a relationship with Lawrence Bittaker before he died on San Quentin’s Death Row in 2019, and managed to get him to open up about the crimes as well as share the possible location of two of their victims whose remains have never been recovered. Laura explains who and why she got involved in the case, some of the details of Bittaker and Norris’ heinous crimes, how and when they were finally caught, and how Laura managed to get Bittaker to confide so much in her.

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Dec 03, 2021
The WWF Steroid Trial
01:07:23

In 1994, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York brought a criminal case against Vince McMahon accusing the then-chairman of the World Wrestling Federation of supplying illegal anabolic steroids to his professional wrestlers. After deliberating for 16 hours, the jury eventually found Vince McMahon not guilty. Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and Wade Keller, editor of the ProWrestling Torch newsletter, both covered the trial in-person at the time, and Wade even stayed in the courtroom when the verdict was read. Dave and Wade share the story surrounding the case including the reasons for the government’s pursuit of Vince McMahon, the role that Dr. George Zahorian’s conviction played in it, how the McMahons found out about the indictment, what they did in preparation for trial and possible conviction, why Hulk Hogan was a witness for the prosecution, the defense strategy employed by WWF lawyer Jerry McDevitt, and Vince McMahon’s reaction to the not guilty verdict. They also break down the damage done by Hulk Hogan’s subsequent appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” and discuss the impact the trial had on the wrestling industry as a whole, and what may have happened if Vince McMahon had actually been found guilty and served jail time.

Dec 01, 2021
History of the Cavern Club - Home of The Beatles
01:05:27

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.

Nov 26, 2021
Kurt Angle Live - Gold Medals & World Titles
01:00:09

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.

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Nov 24, 2021
The Terrifying Tale of the Beast Of Gevaudan!
01:02:49

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 (https://www.astonishinglegends.com/ ) 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.

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Nov 19, 2021
Behind The Waves of Chris Jericho's Triple Whammy
01:02:46

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 (www.chrisjerichocruise.com

Nov 17, 2021
Lio Rush is The Man Of The Hour
01:01:19

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. 

Nov 12, 2021
Pure Narco - Inside The Medellin Drug Cartel
00:58:59

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 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1538155516) wherever you buy books. 

Nov 10, 2021
The Mysteries & Conspiracies Behind The Denver Airport
00:58:01

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). 

Nov 05, 2021
MOX Returns!
01:07:44

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.

Nov 03, 2021
The Most Gruesome Deaths In Horror Movie History
01:12:09

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! 

Oct 29, 2021
Scott Norton - From North Korea to the NWO
01:06:48

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.

Oct 27, 2021
The Loneliest Whale - Tracking The Ocean's Rarest Mammal
01:04:15

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 (https://bleeckerstreetmedia.com/the-loneliest-whale). 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. 

Oct 22, 2021
The Art of Podcasting with Colt Cabana
01:04:33

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 (87cabana34@gmail.com). 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!

Oct 20, 2021
Juventud Guerrera Spills the Juice
01:14:53

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.

Oct 15, 2021
Nancy Wilson & The Symphony of Heart
00:48:27

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Nancy Wilson of Heart fame, is playing with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra on October 30th (tickets at www.seattlesymphony.org). 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.

Oct 13, 2021
Nick FN Gage - MDK & the Art Of The Death Match
01:00:25

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.

Oct 08, 2021
Robert Hansen - Hunting Humans Like Animals
00:56:37

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. 

Oct 06, 2021
Omega vs Reigns - Debating the PWI Top 500
01:06:12

The Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 has been released (get yours at pwi-online.com), 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. 

Oct 01, 2021
Peace, Rage & Violence - The Disaster of Woodstock '99
01:08:30

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 HBOMax 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.

Sep 29, 2021
It's Adam Cole Baybay!
01:03:30

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.

Sep 24, 2021
Hell On Earth - The Iron Maiden Senjutsu Subarashii Review!
01:16:19

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.

Sep 22, 2021
Ruby Ruby Soho: Destination AEW-Known
01:05:20

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). 

Sep 17, 2021
Classic Album Clash: Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion 1 vs 2
01:26:11

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!

Sep 15, 2021
Mark Henry's AEW Rampage
01:04:25

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.

Sep 10, 2021
Stephen Amell Heels On The Green Arrow
00:53:55

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!”

Sep 08, 2021
Nicko McBrain - Tactics, Stratego & Senjutsu
00:58:15

“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.

Sep 03, 2021
Matt Cardona - King of Death Matches & Action Figures
01:01:11

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.

Sep 01, 2021
TIJ 800 - Rick Rubin Produces Great Stories!
01:12:48

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.

Aug 27, 2021
WTF is an NFT?!?
01:01:30

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.”

Aug 25, 2021
Eulogy for Eaton - A Tribute To Bobby with Arn and Tony
01:12:05

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! 

Aug 20, 2021
The EverRise of 2.0
01:06:15

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, and a great story about their first face-to-face with Vince McMahon! Plus, 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!”

Aug 18, 2021
The Mythos of The Mothman
01:00:18

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.

Aug 13, 2021
Lance Storm Analyzes Juventud vs Jericho Superbrawl 1998
01:16:42

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 SWAVirtualTraining@gmail.com. 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.

Aug 11, 2021
Dog Fiction - Ranking the Films of Quentin Tarantino
01:42:30

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.

Aug 06, 2021
The Mystery & Mayhem of Malakai Black
00:59:57

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.

Aug 04, 2021
The Bollywood Boyz - WWE & Beyond
01:04:36

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: bollywoodbooking10@gmail.com

Jul 30, 2021
Eli Roth's Fin - Exposing The Horrors of Shark Hunting
01:07:57

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+! Over 100,000,000 sharks are killed each year (that's 274,000 per day) 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 FinTheMovie.com for information on how you can help, and how you can stream the documentary on Discovery+.

Jul 28, 2021
The Horrific Crimes Of The Cookbook Killer
00:51:02

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.

Jul 23, 2021
Ryan Nemeth Is A Heel
01:06:02

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.”

Jul 21, 2021
Danhausen Has Teeth!
00:50:54

Danhausen has only been wrestling in human form for 5 or 6 years, but has been wandering 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.

Jul 16, 2021
Anthrax - 40 Years of New York Thrash
01:05:48

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 AnthraxLive.com. 

Jul 14, 2021
The Atrocities of Graham James - Worst Scandal in NHL History
01:09:06

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. 

Jul 09, 2021
Compiling The Complete List Of Jericho
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“The Complete List of Jericho: 30 Years of Smashes, Matches, and Hits!” is finally here (and available at Jericho30.com), 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!

Jul 07, 2021
CJ Perry Says Goodbye to Lana and WWE
01:13:34

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.

Jul 02, 2021
Canada Day Special - Strange Brew Watchalong with The Winnipeggers
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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! 

Jun 30, 2021
Classic Album Clash - Ratt: Out Of The Cellar vs Invasion of Your Privacy
01:27:53

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.

Jun 25, 2021
The Creeping Death of the Chaos Project
01:02:27

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.

Jun 23, 2021
Helloween's Best Time with Michael Kiske & Andi Deris
01:14:26

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.

Jun 18, 2021
Stu Grayson & Evil Uno Bring the Dark Order To Light
01:06:10

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.

Jun 16, 2021
The Inner Circle Rappels Down Stadium Stampede 2
01:09:35

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!

Jun 11, 2021
Conquering Kilimanjaro - Highest Free-Standing Mountain on Earth
00:54:42

“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.

Jun 09, 2021
Billy Corgan's NWA Is A Smash!
01:01:45

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!  

Jun 04, 2021
The Return of the Summer Movie Preview with Nikki Novak
01:17:15

It’s the return of the Summer blockbuster as movie theaters re-open after the pandemic shutdown! And that means Fandango correspondent Nikki Novak is back on TIJ to share a rundown of what to see and what to skip this Summer! She has details and behind-the-scenes trivia on everything from “The Suicide Squad” to Zack Snyder’s “Army Of The Dead” (with Dave Bautista) to the Aretha Franklin biopic “RESPECT” (starring Jennifer Hudson) to Pixar’s latest animated offering, “Luca.” Nikki’s also talking about “Fast And Furious 9,” Disney’s live action films “Jungle Cruise” and “Cruella,” Jordan Peele’s latest horror flick, “Candyman,” and “A Quiet Place II.” She also has some inside scoop on Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary, “Get Back,” coming this August. Plus, Nikki & Chris pick their must-see movie, their sleeper hit of the Summer, and predict which will be the blockbuster champ!

Jun 02, 2021
The Battle of Greta Van Fleet
00:48:06

Greta Van Fleet have a new album, “The Battle At Garden’s Gate,” a headlining tour starting this August, and some great stories about opening for Guns N Roses in Germany! Singer Josh Kiszka and drummer Danny Wagner talk about their musical influences, the origins of the band, skipping some high school to open for the Struts, and how they feel about Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page’s comments about Greta’s music. They also talk about growing up in small town Michigan, meeting (and underage drinking with) Dave Grohl, performing with Elton John, and killing time during the pandemic.

May 28, 2021
The Ultra Violence of the Death Match Culture
01:04:51

“Hardway: The Legacy of Deathmatch Wrestling” is an incredible, in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at deathmatch wrestling, the performers, the brutal matches, weapons, and gruesome injuries. Jeff Waldridge, who produced, filmed, and directed the doc, along with lengendary deathmatch wrestler Madman Pondo, and up-and-comer GRaver talk about the doc, the deathmatch scene and culture, and some of their more brutal matches involving light tubes, pencil boards, vats of rubbing alcohol, pinecones, razor wire, barbed wire bats, and thumbtacks. They reveal how they got into deathmatch wrestling, why they love performing in this genre, some of their crazier injuries, ridiculous fan requests, and why they’ll never give it up! Listen to the ep, and then check out the doc on DVD, video on demand or stream it at smartmarkvideo.com. 

May 26, 2021
The Gunn Club is Fully Loaded in AEW
00:58:46

Austin & Colten Gunn are two-thirds of AEW’s Gunn Club. The real-life brothers talk growing up around wrestling thanks to their dad, Bad Ass Billy Gunn’s career at WWE as part of D-Generation X. They remember their first times in a wrestling ring (and being kicked out by Vince McMahon), why they didn’t pursue WWE careers, and what it’s like to officially work with their dad in the ring. The brothers talk about their individual journeys to AEW which included a stop at Ring of Honor for Austin, and a short-lived stint in California for Colten. You’ll hear what Bubba Ray Dudley did for Austin, how Billy helped Colten’s training at Flatbacks, the brothers goals at AEW, and what Austin said to singer John Mayer one time at ringside.

May 21, 2021
The Conspiracy of The Sons Of Sam
01:06:37

It’s one of the most famous serial killer cases in history, and now director Joshua Zeman provides a fresh perspective on the Son of Sam murders, which terrorized New York City from the summer of 1976 to July of 1977. Josh’s new, four-part Netflix documentary, “The Sons Of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness,” goes in-depth on the investigation conducted by journalist Maury Terry, who never believed that convicted Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz acted alone. Maury spent years doing his own investigation, and shared his case file with Josh Zeman before Maury’s death in 2015. Josh walks us through Maury’s case which documents Satanic rituals, cults, a connection to Charles Manson, and the real Sons of Sam whom Maury believes were part of the murders and most likely goaded David Berkowitz into joining them in the killings. 

May 19, 2021
The Birth Of Thrash Metal & The Megaforce of Jonny Zazula
00:56:48

Megaforce Records founder Jonny Zazula (aka Jonny Z) started a heavy metal movement in the ‘80s, and shares the story of his famed label that launched the careers of Metallica, Anthrax, and even Fozzy! Jonny explains how his little “Rock’n Roll Heaven” record store in a New Jersey flea market morphed into live shows, band management, and a label. He details his introduction to the guys in Metallica, his involvement in the “Kill ‘Em All” album from recording to marketing and promotion to tour support, and how the desire to help James Hetfield and crew gave birth to Megaforce. Jonny remembers meeting Anthrax, the making of their first album, and their unexpected rise in the scene. He speaks to losing his bands to major labels, what happened when Megaforce partnered with Atlantic Records distribution, and what he thinks of the metal music scene today. He also shares memories about his special friendship with late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, and remembers his wife and Megaforce partner, Marsha Zazula, who passed away in January.

May 14, 2021
The All Out Assault of Blood & Guts
00:54:14

More wrestling history was made last Wednesday night on #AEWDynamite as the Inner Circle and The Pinnacle battled it out in the first-ever Blood & Guts! Chris breaks down the historic match from inception to execution, and everything in between. Discover what originally inspired the idea pre-pandemic, the talent who were supposed to take part in the originally scheduled Blood & Guts, the timing of the match in 2021, who came up with the Inner Circle costumes, the bumps, Sammy’s surrender, and the finishing move that saw MJF send Chris Jericho hurtling over 10-feet from the top of the cage to the stage below.

May 12, 2021
The Bedlam & Barbed Wire Behind Dark Side Of The Ring
01:05:29

The critically-acclaimed series, “Dark Side of the Ring,” just returned for season 3 on VICE TV, and creators Evan Husney and Jason Eisener are back to talk about some of the topics and talent covered in the 14-episode run. They tackle everything from the story of Steve Austin’s late tag team partner Brian Pillman to the infamous WWE “Plane Ride From Hell” to FMW to Death Match wrestling star Nick Gage to Jericho’s former Smokey Mountain Wrestling roommate Bruiser Bedlam to the WWE steroid trials. They reveal how they got Vince McMahon’s top lawyer, Jerry McDevitt, to sit down for the steroid episode, how they convinced Steve Austin to talk about Brian Pillman, why they were so surprised by Jon Moxley’s interview, and which episode was the hardest to get cleared for broadcast. They speak to finding balance in some of the more heartbreaking stories (like Dynamite Kid and Chris Kanyon), their favorite moments that ended up on the cutting room floor, and their remaining wish list of guests and topics.

May 07, 2021
The Manson Family Goes Helter Skelter
01:10:38

Everybody knows the story of cult leader Charles Manson and the Manson Family murders, but “Crime Weekly’s” Stephanie Harlowe joins to share a more-detailed look at Charles Manson as a person, and what led him to become a violent murderer and cult leader. She sheds light on his early childhood and upbringing, and his personality and how he was able to manipulate young girls in the 60s to joining the family. She has insight into Manson’s unlikely friendship with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys, Manson’s dream of becoming a rock star and why that never happened despite Dennis Wilson’s help, and the story behind Manson and famous record producer Terry Melcher. And of course she details the gruesome Tate and LaBianca murders committed by the Manson family in Los Angeles, what motivated the killings, and how the Family was eventually captured. Plus, Stephanie has crazy stories from the subsequent trials and sentencing that followed.

May 05, 2021
The Burning Love of Elvis Impersonators
00:55:48

Hear the story of how Elvis came to join the Inner Circle! Ok, so it’s really Elvis impersonator Travis Allen who filmed that great scene-stealing cameo in the Inner Circle’s version of The Hangover last Summer in Vegas! Travis explains how he landed the coveted part, what it was like hanging out with the boys, and what was his favorite part of the whole experience. He also recounts his journey to become Elvis, which songs are the hardest to sing, why he loves Elvis groupies, and what it’s like to being married to Lady Gaga! Plus, he shares sideburn mishaps, the cost of custom Elvis jumpsuits, the real story behind “thank you, thank you very much,” his fav Elvis movies, and the most popular Elvis song when it comes to Vegas weddings! And yes, he can officiate your ceremony! 

Apr 30, 2021
Five Rounds with Chuck Liddell
00:50:53

UFC Hall of Famer and former Light Heavyweight Champ, Chuck Liddell, shares stories about some of his biggest fights and opponents including Tito Ortiz, and his two legendary bouts with Randy Couture. Chuck explains what it means to cut weight, how he used to do it quickly (wearing plastic suits on airplanes no less), and how a single knock-out put him on the map. He has thoughts on Dana White, filming Ultimate Fighter, competing on Dancing With The Stars, and being called a “Sherman Tank.” He recounts his early days in MMA, and what it took to make the sport a household name. And he’s talking all about his brand-new podcast, “Icebreakers,” which he cohosts with comedian Adam Ray! Check it out every Monday! 

Apr 28, 2021
Rich Swann's Rebellion
00:59:33

Impact World Champion Rich Swann defends his title this Sunday, April 25th, at the Rebellion PPV against AEW World Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega. It’s a match 15-years in the making, and Rich explains what it means for him personally as well as for the wrestling business in general. He talks mental and physical toughness, adapting his high-flying style for the rigors of a heavyweight match, and how he almost gave up on his wrestling dream a few years ago. Rich shares the adversity he overcame as a youth in Baltimore after his father was murdered and his mother passed away after battling mental illness. He speaks to pursuing your dreams, his early days training in Maryland, his WWE run at both NXT and 205 Live, and what he loves about Don Callis, Scott D’Amore, and Impact Wrestling.

Apr 23, 2021
The Mystery of Sasquatch & Murder Mountain
00:43:59

“Sasquatch” is the brand-new, three-part documentary series directed by Joshua Rofe that premiered on Hulu yesterday (April 20, 2021). It’s a murder-mystery, true crime thriller that takes place on a marijuana farm in the infamous Emerald Triangle area of Northern California, and involves Big Foot! Josh Rofe explains how he and journalist David Holthouse investigated and documented the 1993 triple homicide allegedly perpetrated by Sasquatch! He shares what they uncovered in journey, how it literally became a life and death situation for them at some points, what the notorious Patterson Gimlin film has to do with their investigation, and why Josh wasn’t convinced until the project was nearly complete that they actually had something worthy of release. Josh also talks about the Duplass Brothers involvement, the use of animation, his own exploration of the Sasquatch community, and how they managed to get participants to appear on film. 

Apr 21, 2021
Riki Rachtman Is Ballin At The Cathouse
01:08:25

Riki Rachtman co-founded the infamous Cathouse in Hollywood with his friend Taime Downe from the band Faster Pussycat. Guns N Roses was the house band, Alice Cooper asked to play there on Halloween, Motley Crue were club fixtures, and a drunk David Bowie nearly got beat up one night by Axl Rose. The Cathouse was THE place to be in Hollywood in the late 80s and early 90s, and people lined up around the block hoping to get in! Riki shares some of those legendary stories about the club, how and why he started it, and how that success turned into a hosting gig for MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball. Riki also tells tales about visiting a water park with Alice In Chains, Nirvana’s uncomfortably weird appearance on the Ball, and why Riki had to publicly apologize to Stone Temple Pilots! Plus, Riki just brought The Ball back, and you can see its 4-episode limited run starting this Saturday night (April 17th) at 9pm Eastern on the FREE Gimme Metal app!

Apr 16, 2021
Steve Austin Studies His Stone Cold Classic Matches
01:12:28

Steve Austin and Chris Jericho kicked the Forbidden Door open on the Broken Skull Sessions, and continue the conversation here with a detailed look at Stone Cold’s career! They breakdown a bunch of his memorable matches including some with Ricky Steamboat, Ravishing Rick Rude, Barry Windham, and Chris Benoit. Steve speaks extensively about his former tag team partner Brian Pillman and their run as the Hollywood Blonds, and his feud with Mr. McMahon and what Vince was really like in the ring. He also recalls Wrestlemania 13 and the double turn with Bret Hart, and his three Wrestlemania main event matches with The Rock. 

Apr 14, 2021
The80s Metal Scene Was Nuthin But A Good Time
01:08:07

Authors Tom Beaujour & Rich Bienstock captured the rise and fall of one of the most storied eras in rock & roll history in their new book, “Nothin’ But A Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ‘80s Hard Rock Explosion.” They document the exploding hard metal scene on the Sunset Strip in the 80s, stuff of legend, epitomized by the image, reputation, and music of the notorious bad boys of metal, Motley Crue. They explore flyer’ing culture, pay-to-play, competition and camaraderie, the birth of grunge, and the abrupt end to a style of music that was all but cancelled by the early 90s. Tom & Rich share stories from their interviews with Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, Warrant, Dokken, Trixter, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Skid Row, Winger, Faster Pussycat, producer Howard Benson, famous music manager Cliff Burnstein, and scores of roadies, label execs, sound engineers, and security guards. You’ll hear about the practical joke that Dokken played on producer Tom Werman, Slash’s failed audition for Poison, Sebastian Bach’s first night with Skid Row, and the wild plane ride to Russia for the Make A Difference Foundation benefit concert.

Apr 09, 2021
Every Time I Die with The Butcher & The Blade
01:12:01

The Butcher (aka Andy Williams) & The Blade (aka Pepper Parks) both hail from Buffalo, New York, and met through Andy’s bandmates in Every Time I Die. The two talk about the origins of their tag team, how they found themselves in AEW, and what it was like to have job security through the pandemic (thanks to Tony Khan)! Blade recounts his time at Impact wrestling as Braxton Sutter, his 20-years on the indie scene, backyard wrestling, and what it meant to sign with AEW. Andy explains what prompted him to start wrestling late in life, how a bad match with Jon Moxley on AEW Dark led to a complete lifestyle change for him, the advice he got from Tully Blanchard, and why he considers The Butcher & The Blade to be the workhorse tag team of AEW. They also tell the story of their gimmick, including the meaning of the monocle and mask, and who came up with the idea to make their AEW debut from under the ring. Plus, Andy shares an update on the new Every Time I Die album, and the band’s tour plans for the coming year. 

Apr 07, 2021
Christian Cage Is All Elite... But Don't Call It A Comeback
01:05:03

Christian Cage is All Elite! And what a surprise it proved to be, not just for fans, but for Christian himself. The newest AEW superstar talks about his AEW debut at the Revolution PPV, and what both Jon Moxley and Tony Khan said to convince him to sign. He details his journey back to the ring including the extensive medical tests and the strict fitness and nutrition regimen he started long before AEW was even an idea. He shares the story of his surprise appearance at this year’s Royal Rumble, his moment in the ring with former tag partner, Edge, and why that didn’t lead to a longer term deal with WWE. He also talks about his first true match back after being away from wrestling for 7 years, and why Frankie Kazarian was the perfect opponent. He explains why “Out Work Everyone” is more than just a clever catchphrase, and what he hopes to accomplish in the final chapter of his in-ring career. Plus, Christian and Jericho remember some of their many collaborations and matches at WWE, including Wrestlemania 20.

Apr 02, 2021
The Kings Of Pain Feel The Sting... Literally!
01:05:07

What does it feel like to get bit by a reticulated python or stung by a giant Asian centipede? Adam Thorn and Rob Alleva of History Channel’s “Kings Of Pain” know exactly how that feels, along with stings from a bark scorpion, a warrior wasp, a tarantula hawk, and harvester ants! They’ve also been bitten by a lion fish, and a piranha, and survived the secretion of a rove beetle. And they’re sharing all the creepy, gross details of why they traveled the world from Bolivia to Bali to Mexico just to torture themselves! They detail the comprehensive pain index that scored each of the dangerous interactions, the late reactions and hospital trips that were involved on a couple of occasions, how they prepared themselves for each encounter, why going last wasn’t always best, and the stuff that didn’t make the episodes… like being chased by hippos on the Nile! They also answer the oh-so-important questions – will there be a second season, and if so, what crazy creatures are they hoping to survive?!

Mar 31, 2021
Classic Album Clash - The Police "Outlandos d'Amour" vs "Synchronicity"
01:32:34

The Classic Album Clash returns and this time the debate centers on The Police! Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, music industry vet Paul Gargano, and Rybo from The Winnipeggers join to discuss “Outlandos d’Amour,” the debut album from The Police, versus the band’s last studio album together, “Synchronicity.” They examine cover art, songwriting, production, and set lists, and of course do the expected track-by-track breakdown, ultimately voting on which album is best. There’s plenty of trivia and stories along the way, including anecdotes about the fist-fights and acrimonious sessions that plagued The Police, backstage details from the 2007-2008 reunion tour, why there were 36 different covers for the “Synchronicity” album, and the MTV videos played ad nauseum in the 80s. There’s also discussion about The Beatles influence on The Police, The Police’s influence on Rush, Sting’s pretentious song lyrics, and the very underrated guitar playing of one Andy Summers.

Mar 26, 2021
Dean Malenko Stretches Parkinson's Disease
01:00:33

Dean Malenko returns to talk about his decision to leave WWE after spending 19 years behind-the-scenes as a producer/agent, and explain why coming to AEW was such an easy decision to make. He speaks to the younger talent he thinks will be big superstars in the coming years, and who he’s really enjoyed working with so far at AEW (Darby Allin & Ricky Starks). He’s talking about Rey Mysterio because it was basically Dean who put Rey on the map in the United States, and AEW’s Rey Fenix whom he calls “a modern day Mysterio.” Dean’s also telling stories about Vince McMahon, Eddie Guerrero, and his time in Japan working with the British Bulldogs, Stan Hansen, and Bruiser Brody. But the primary reason for Dean Malenko’s return visit is to discuss something else happening in his life, something he’s actually been dealing with for the last 6-plus years, and that’s Parkinsons disease! Dean recalls his diagnosis, explains what Parkinson’s is and what it’s been like to live with the disorder, and why he’s decided to talk about it publicly now. 

Mar 24, 2021
I Went To High School With A Serial Killer - by Chris Jericho
00:53:04

Serial killer Rob Chaulk was a classmate of Chris Jericho’s and used to play gin rummy with Chris and some other guys after school! One day Rob didn’t show up for the card game, and when the reason for their absence was revealed a couple days later, it was unbelievable! Rob and another classmate, Darren Morrissette, had broken into a home and killed a man… and didn’t serve a day in jail for their crime! Winnipeg journalist Dave Baxter, who covered the story, shares the crazy details that led to no jail time for the two then 15-year-old boys, what happened to Rob in the years following that made him a serial killer, and how another infamous Canadian murderer, Vince Lee, is tied to Rob Chaulk. 

Mar 19, 2021
No More BS For Paul Wight
01:01:44

It’s “No More BS” with the latest AEW superstar signee, Paul Wight! Paul reveals what prompted him to leave WWE after 23 years, how his last conversation went with Vince McMahon, and why it was so easy to sign with AEW! Paul talks about his string of matches with Braun Strowman, the failed WWE storyline he pitched with Justin Bieber and John Cena, WWE’s reaction to Paul’s proposed Big Show Burger idea, and why his Netflix comedy, “The Big Show Show,” didn’t get a season 2 pickup. Paul also reveals the AEW wrestlers he most excited to work with, what he thinks about the AEW locker room, and his initial reaction to Tony Khan’s request that he do commentary!

Mar 17, 2021
The Ballad of Jimmy Crockett
01:16:39

Tony Schiavone and Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter return to pay tribute to legendary wrestling promoter, Jim Crockett Jr, who passed away March 3rd. They tell the story of the rise of Crockett Promotions, how and when Jimmy took over the business after his father died, the arrival of Dusty Rhodes as booker, Ric Flair’s incredible popularity, why Crockett’s expansion with the purchase of the UWF from Bill Watts was really the beginning of the end, and the fight against the WWF. There are tales about the exorbitant private plane trips, the Starcade Sabotage by Vince McMahon, the battle for TV airtime, and the Dark Ages of Wrestling. Plus, Tony Schiavone shares personal stories about working for the Crocketts, and recounts his final conversation with Jimmy just days before he died. 

Mar 12, 2021
KISS vs Aerosmith vs Cheap Trick vs Starz
00:58:56

What’s the connection between KISS, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and Starz, and how were they able to make such an impact on rock and roll? Former Editor-In-Chief of Spin magazing, Doug Brod, shares what he discovered in writing his new book, “They Just Seem A Little Weird: How KISS, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith and Starz Remade Rock and Roll.” He’s sharing all of the crazy ways these four bands crossed paths, intersected with each other, and in some cases laid the foundation for bands that followed. He’s got stories about some of their feuds (within the bands themselves and amongst each other), who’s friends with who to this day, and who’s not, and why he included the little-known band, Starz, in this legendary grouping. He explains who Starz is, why KISS weren’t especially thrilled with them, and why they never really made it big. Plus, Doug and Chris dissect stage shows, performances, song writing, and the real rivalry that existed between them. And you’ll hear why it was The Ramones and not Cheap Trick who became the object of Riff Randle’s obsession in “Rock & Roll High School!”

Mar 10, 2021
MJF Buries Everybody!
00:59:37

The soon-to-be newly-crowned AEW World Tag Team Champions, Chris Jericho & MJF, reveal their game plan for taking down the current champs, the Young Bucks, at #AEWRevolution on Sunday. They also congratulate each other on the award-winning Dinner Debonair, air their grievances against Jon Moxley, recount the big betrayal by (and subsequent beatdown of) Papa Buck, discuss MJF joining the Inner Circle, and how they feel about former teammate “He Who Shall Not Be Named” but who’s name rhymes with Gammy Suevara. And, if you listen closely, you might also hear a possible MJF breakdown, Jungle Boy get buried, the hottest new place to visit in Jacksonville, a couple of shots at Orange Cassidy, some wardrobe tips for Ricky Starks, a word of advice to Sting, the reason why Wardlow’s pay keeps getting docked, and a prediction about the next G.O.A.T. in professional wrestling (hint: his initials are M.J.F.).

Mar 05, 2021
Kuarantine Takes Off The Makeup
01:16:00

Kuarantine is bassist PJ Farley of Trixter fame, Klassik ‘78’s Joe McGinness on guitar, Luke Bryan drummer Kent Slucher, and singer Chris Jericho! They only do 80’s-era KISS with no makeup and with special guest guitarist Bruce Kulick who originally played on the songs! Discover how this band came together, how they chose the songs to cover (“No No No,” “Heart Of Chrome,” and “Love’s A Deadly Weapon”), how they got Bruce Kulick to join them for the “Heart Of Chrome” video, and all the KISS Easter Eggs in the new “Love’s A Deadly Weapon” video. You’ll also hear about the first time they all met in-person, the behind-the-scenes stories about the flaming hoop and ball of fire, and when you might be able to rock with Kuarantine live!

Mar 03, 2021
STALLONE - Frank, That Is
00:59:50

He’s got a Golden Globe nomination, a Grammy nomination, three platinum albums, and over 75 movies and TV show credits to his name, and people still call him “Rocky’s brother!” And now Frank Stallone’s telling his own life story in the new documentary, “Stallone: Frank, That Is,” available now on video-on-demand and wherever you stream content!  Frank talks about making the doc, having his famous friends like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Duff McKagan, Richie Sambora, and actor Billy Zane participate, and what it was like hearing his brother Sly’s take on his career. Plus, Frank shares stories about getting the part in “Rocky,” landing songs on the “Staying Alive” soundtrack, boxing Geraldo Rivera, competing on Hulk Hogan’s “Celebrity Wrestling Championship” reality series, co-starring in a movie with Academy Award-winning actor Martin Landau, and starting a band with John Oates of Hall & Oates fame. 

Feb 26, 2021
Unrivaled - AEW Action Figures Come To Life
01:05:10

Jeremy Padawer, longtime wrestling fan and partner in Jazwares, is the man behind the toy company producing the AEW action figure line! Jeremy explains how the partnership came together, what we can expect from AEW Unrivaled Series 4, 5, and future lines, and why he’s doing a second printing of Series 1. He describes how the figures are made today, and how much the process differs from when he was working with WWE on their action figure lines. He also talks collectible cards, most coveted and valuable items (including a 1993 Topps Mexico Corazon de Leon card, and a 1982 Andre The Giant Wrestling All Stars card), and a why a certain Ric Flair action figure is his favorite. He also addresses the slow shipping during the pandemic, where else the AEW toy line will be available this Spring, and which AEW talent he’s looking forward to making figures for next.

Feb 24, 2021
Terrifying Tales In The Cecil Hotel
01:01:23

Jay Wasley from “Ghost Adventures” on DiscoveryPlus shares all kinds of creepy stories from their investigation into the infamous, haunted Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles! The Cecil is the subject of a new documentary on Netflix, “Crime Scene: Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel,” which explores the weird circumstances around Elisa Lam’s disappearance and death. Was it murder, suicide, or something more sinister and otherworldly? Well Jay, Zak Bagans and “Ghost Adventures” did their own 10-day investigation, and have their own theories about what might have happened to Elisa Lam!  They also investigated other gruesome murders, suicides, and strange occurrences at the Cecil, including the room where serial killer Richard Ramirez lived while terrorizing Southern California in the late-80s. Wait till you hear what they experienced in that room! Jay also talks about what happened when he spent some time by himself in the Cecil’s basement! It’ll make your skin crawl! Plus, Jay recounts his frightening encounter at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas!

Feb 19, 2021
Nick Dinsmore vs Eugene
00:52:04

Nick Dinsmore has plenty to say about his popular run as Eugene at WWE! He has stories about traveling with William Regal, pinning Vince McMahon, acting as GM of RAW, and his Wrestlemania moment in Los Angeles. He explains what inspired the Eugene character, how he pitched it to Vince, and why Eugene’s run ended. Nick also recalls his early wrestling days at OVW with Danny Davis and Jim Cornette, and what it was like being there when John Cena, Bautista, Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar first got started. Plus, Nick was a coach at the Performance Center for a few years, and now runs his own Mid-West All Pro Wrestling school and promotion in Sioux Fall, South Dakota. 

Feb 17, 2021
Searching the UFO Skies with Ryan Sprague
01:03:39

It’s all about UFOs, alien sightings, and close encounters with “Mysteries Decoded” host and investigator, Ryan Sprague! Ryan’s sharing case studies from his book, “Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon,” and he covers everything from a UFO occurrence at a local Ohio movie theater to astronauts’ tales about paranormal experiences in space to extraterrestrial contact on a rural farm in Tennessee! Ryan also talks Area 51, Project Blue Book, life on Venus, Navy fighter pilots’ UFO reports, recent media coverage of UFOs, and the government’s changing stance on acknowledging alien existence.

Feb 12, 2021
DDP Is Relentless
01:12:57

Diamond Dallas Page returns with his killer charisma, boundless energy, relentless spirit, and amazing stories about his final match at AEW, working with the Nightmare Family, developing a great friendship with Ric Flair post-wrestling, and his “guy, Dusty Rhodes.” DDP also talks about his new documentary “Relentless” (available now on Amazon Prime), which tells the inspiring, true story about DDP’s life-changing DDPYoga program.

Feb 10, 2021
The Best/Worst Movie Ever: The Room vs Troll 2
01:16:42

“The Room” and “Troll 2” are the two best worst movies ever made, and their stars, Greg Sestero (“The Room”) and George Hardy (“Troll 2”), agree! The twosome along with “CYST” producer Travis Ayers share stories about the making of the films, how they each got involved, what things were like on the set, the shoestring budgets attached to each movie, and the surprise cult followings that developed in the 20+ years since both were released. George speaks to the documentary about “Troll 2” called “Best Worst Movie” that has since made him famous, and Greg talks about writing “The Disaster Artist” which chronicles the making of “The Room,” and then having James Franco and Seth Rogan turn Greg’s book into a feature film. Plus, Travis Ayers explains who he managed to get both Greg and George to star in his new movie, “Cyst!” And… The Winnipeggers return to take part in the Valentine’s Day Trivia Contest hosted by Steven Singer of Steven Singer Jewelers, and vie for a chance to win a coveted “Twinkle Twinkle” 24-karat, gold-dipped rose!

Feb 05, 2021
Tony Khan Is Dynamite!
01:14:50

Tony Khan returns to talk everything AEW, and provide a candid look inside his creative process for “Dynamite,” and how he collaborates with everyone from CJ to Kenny Omega to Cody to the Young Bucks. TK explains how Comedy Central’s “South Park” and “The Late Show” inspired some of his creative decisions, why it was so important for him to agent the Darby Allin vs Will Hobbs Dark match himself, what it took to bring Sting to AEW, and why it was so important to get the Brodie Lee Tribute episode perfect! Tony speaks to signing new talent during the pandemic including Eddie Kingston, Ricky Starks, and Brian Cage, the adjustments he made to Matt Hardy and Brodie Lee’s pandemic debuts, and the steps he took to be able to welcome fans safely back to Daily’s Place. Plus, TK reveals the significance of the May 6th episode of “Dynamite,” and everything that resulted from that single episode of TV.

Feb 03, 2021
The Will & Power of Will Hobbs
00:58:09

Will Hobbs is living his dream at AEW! He’s also living his brother’s dream, and explains why it was so important to make it in wrestling after his brother died taking a bullet for him. Will talks about being raised by his grandparents in the tough East Palo Alto neighborhood that wasn’t too far from the legendary Cow Palace, going to wrestling shows as a kid, dressing up as Sting, collecting action figures, and finally entering wrestling school. He recounts cold-calling Booker T to train at his school, his WWE tryout, and his journey to AEW. Will also talks about meeting Sting, learning from Taz, and the great feedback he got from Mr. Brodie Lee.

Jan 29, 2021
Inside The Evil Minds of Serial Killers
01:00:15

Bill Birnes has a PhD on serial killer psychology, and co-authored the book, “The Riverman,” which tells the story of serial killer Ted Bundy’s involvement in the apprehension of Green River Killer Gary Ridgway. He takes us inside the mind of some of the most notorious killers in history, including Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Black Dahlia killer George Hodel. He offers some insight into how their minds work, what motivates them, how they managed to evade law enforcement, and what ultimately brought many of them down. Bill also talks about some of the most infamous female serial killers, and explains why serial killings have been on decline in the last decade, and what’s replaced them.

Jan 27, 2021
Remembering Chris Kanyon Kast
01:07:28

Chris Kanyon was instrumental in Shane “Hurricane” Helms getting signed to WCW, and landing the part as David Arquette’s stunt double in the movie “Ready To Rumble.” He was a favorite of The Undertaker when he got to WWE, and could work anyone from Big Show to Rey Mysterio. Chris Kanyon also struggled with his sexuality as a gay wrestler in a time when the world (and the wrestling biz) wasn’t so accepting, and he battled bi-polar disorder which ultimately contributed to him taking his own life in 2010. Chris Kaynon’s close friends, Shane “Hurricane” Helms and Diamond Dallas Page, along with his childhood friend Rafael Morfi, join Jericho to pay tribute to their friend with stories from Kanyon’s days in WCW, WWE, and the final years of his life. 

Jan 22, 2021
Seduced Inside The NXIVM Cult with India Oxenberg
00:59:00

India Oxenberg survived the notorious NXIVM slave cult, and is telling her story on TIJ, and in a brand-new documentary on Starz called, “Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult.” She explains how she was recruited to NXIVM, what made her so susceptible, how they used “collateral” and food to control members, and what ultimately made her leave. India talks about her relationship with founder Keith Raniere, her master, actress Allison Mack, how they convinced her to brand Keith’s initials on her hip, and what it’s been like to get her life back. She also speaks to attending Keith’s sentencing in New York, the importance of publicly sharing her story, and all her mother, actress Catherine Oxenberg, did (and is still doing) to help India and other cult members escape NXIVM and get their lives back.

Jan 20, 2021
99 Reasons Why Anna Jay is the Queenslayer of AEW
00:49:41

Anna Jay is number 99 in the Dark Order, a number given to her by the late, great Brodie Lee. Anna talks about joining the Dark Order, the impact that Brodie had on her career, the lessons she learned from him, how she was able to keep a straight face during all those BTE vignettes, and the Dark Order’s future. Anna also talks wrestling school, her AEW Dynamite debut against Hikaru Shida, her Brodie Lee Tribute show tag match with Tay Conti, the hilarious John Silver, and who’s upped her in-ring game. Plus, Anna lists her favorite AEW matches to date, and what it meant to her to be part of the Nightmare Family beatdown that led to Brodie Lee’s TNT Championship victory.

Jan 15, 2021
The Forecast & Future of COVID-19 for 2021 with Dr. Alex Patel
00:57:41

Dr. Alex Patel, a critical care ICU doctor based in Toronto, Canada, has been on the frontlines of the coronavirus since the pandemic’s first days, and has treated the sickest patients. He returns to talk about what the healthcare industry has learned about the virus in the last 10 months, the winter COVID surge, the ongoing importance of mask-wearing and social distancing, his thoughts on community lockdowns, and the hope he has for the future. He also educates on the vaccines, explaining the differences between the three (Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca), and shares why he was eager to get vaccinated, including what the first dose has been like for him. Plus, he speaks to the suspected origin of COVID19, why he expects to see another pandemic in this lifetime, and this year’s near absence of influenza.

Jan 13, 2021
Cody Rhodes Goes Big With AEW
01:03:46

Cody Rhodes had a pair of great matches, including a dog collar match, with Brodie Lee just before Brodie’s tragic passing. Cody talks about planning those two matches, how NJPW’s Big Van Vader vs Inoki factored into the squash, the back-up plan for the dog collar match, and why it’s so bittersweet for him to have had the last match of Brodie’s career. Cody also speaks to AEW Dynamite’s first year, the pros and cons, what Dynamite can do better in year 2, his hopes for AEW as a company in 2021, and why he loves his job as EVP. Plus, Cody details his experience on the new TBS series, “Go Big Show,” including what it was like to film in a quarantine situation, working with fellow judges Jennifer Nettles, Snoop Dogg, and Rosario Dawson, and why he believes the show deserves a second season.

Jan 08, 2021
The Conspiracies of 2020
01:07:28

David Weiss of the Flat Earth Podcast returns to talk about conspiracies of 2020 which include everything from COVID19 to QAnon, and of course the Flat Earth! He shares his thoughts on the pandemic (and why it’s not a real pandemic), what he thinks about the vaccines and the vaccination process, depopulation theories, and the great deception! He talks about QAnon and Q Drops, the importance of “waking people up,” and how the Flat Earth philosophy completely changed his life.

Jan 06, 2021
Brodie Lee - A Celebration of Life
02:11:17

The world lost the great Jon Huber (aka AEW’s Mr. Brodie Lee and WWE’s Luke Harper) unexpectedly on December 26th, and so today, many members of his AEW family come together to celebrate his life!  Chris Harrington, Brodie’s childhood friend from Rochester, NY, and current AEW Vice President of Business Strategy recalls their backyard wrestling shows. Brandi Rhodes remembers the first time she and Cody met Jon on the indie scene or “shindies” as Brodie called them. Marko Stunt shares the story about the picture he posted of himself and Brodie on Instagram. Evil Uno and Stu Grayson talk about Brodie coming to AEW to lead their group The Dark Order, and not being able to be part of it for the 1st three months because they were stuck in Canada unable to travel due to the pandemic. Excalibur and referee Bryce Remsburg recall their time with Brodie on the indies. Arn Anderson explains why he refuses to call Jon “Luke Harper,” and what it was like for him during his final days at WWE, and why he never enjoyed the singles success he should have at that company. John Silver and Alex Reynolds from the Dark Order have stories about the Dark Order’s hilarious BTE skits and trying to make Brodie break character and laugh! The Young Bucks share their bond with Brodie over family, kids, and twitter DMs! Christopher Daniels has thoughts on Brodie’s development as a wrestler, and the amazing match the two of them had on Dynamite. And FTR, who knew Brodie from their WWE days, reveal their plan for the “Radicalz,” their group text thread, and what they already miss most about their friend.

Jan 01, 2021
I'm Too Old For This Shit - The Heavy Metal Fairy Tale of Siren
01:08:22

Heavy metal band Siren are living, breathing proof that dreams can and do come true at any age! And now there’s a documentary called “I’m Too Old For This Shit – A Heavy Metal Fairy Tale,” produced by Chris Jericho, that chronicles their unlikely 30-year journey from early-80s struggling band in Brandon, Florida to playing the Keep It True Festival in Germany in 2018. Original drummer Ed Aborn, singer Doug Lee, and new guitarist Todd Grubbs, explain how what it took to put the band back together, rehearse, and play the show of a lifetime. Ed and Doug remember Siren’s early days and releases, what broke them up in 1984, and the fan base they never knew they had. Plus, they describe what it was it was like filming the documentary, and seeing the finished film for the first time! It’s a heartwarming, feel good story to offer a bit of hope and inspiration to this horrible year.

Dec 29, 2020
Le Q&A for Le Champion - Live On The Jericho Cruise
00:58:37

Happy holidays! It’s a special treat delivered straight from the 2020 Jericho Cruise – a fan Q&A for Christmas! Chris answered a bunch of questions that covered everything from WCW to AEW to the Festival of Friendship and Fozzy. He talked about career catch phrases that bombed, the inspiration for the Painmaker makeup, pro wrestlers who should have been bigger stars than they were, Kevin Smith movies, and Dean Ambrose. Plus, you’ll find out why Bryan Adams is still “just okay.”

Dec 25, 2020
Classic Album Clash - Anthrax's "Disease" vs "Among"... with Anthrax!
01:56:29

Merry freakin’ everything! And how’s this for a holiday gift?! It’s the return of the Classic Album Clash, and for the first time ever, actual members of the band who made two said albums are taking part in the great debate! Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante join CJ and Eddie Trunk to discuss “Spreading The Disease” and “Among The Living.”  And yes, they actually pick favorite songs on the albums! They also share amazing behind-the-scenes stories about the making of both records, including working with super producer Eddie Kramer in the Bahamas, and what inspired the music videos for “Spreading The Disease” and “Madhouse” (which was banned from MTV). And Eddie Trunk who happened to work for Megaforce Records (Anthrax label at the time) has a unique perspective on watching the band’s success and popularity explode in the 80s. Might just be the best CAC EEEVVVEERRR!

Dec 23, 2020
Kenny Omega and Don Callis Make AEW History
00:59:27

Three guys from Winnipeg are revolutionizing the wrestling industry, and making history in the process! Kenny Omega, Don Callis, and CJ discuss their recent impact (pun intended) on the biz, the origins of this master plan, the painstaking way in which Kenny’s current AEW World Championship has been brought to fruition, and what Kenny’s Uncle, the “Golden Sheik” had to do with any of it! Kenny and Don also talk “next level consciousness,” the big Bullet Club reunion coming in January, the Good Brothers Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, the future of AEW, and the Tokyo Dome. 

Dec 18, 2020
Ted Irvine - 30 Years of Wrestling With Jericho
01:18:40

The 30 Years of Jericho celebration wraps up with this special episode with Ted Irvine! He was there from the beginning, literally, and shares his recollections of CJ’s career! He remembers when Chris first told him that he wanted to pursue wrestling, the road trip they took to Calgary to check out the Hart Brothers wrestling school, his first introduction to and impression of Lance Storm, and some of the scary phone calls he received over the years. Ted also recounts his relationship with Vince McMahon, what the Big Show said to him the first time they met, and what it was like seeing CJ wrestle at Ted’s old stomping grounds, Madison Square Garden. Plus, he shares some of his fav matches, his fav wrestlers, and the moment he knew his son would make it in the business.

Dec 16, 2020
Angus Young & Brian Johnson Power Up!
00:47:07

Angus Young and Brian Johnson of AC/DC “Power Up” TIJ with a special episode in celebration of the release of the new AC/DC album, “Power Up” (available now at acdc.com). The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers talk Malcolm Young and his contributions to the new record, Malcolm’s role in the band, and having Stevie Young step in for Mal on rhythm guitar. Angus shares stories about Phil Rudd’s return, losing Bon Scott, Ozzy Osbourne, Eddie Van Halen, playing with The Rolling Stones, the Hell’s Bell stage prop, and the crazy crowd at River Plate! Plus, Brian talks about his famous Geordie hat, ACDC’s stage presence, his favorite song to sing live, and filming the new video for “Demon Fire!”

Dec 14, 2020
KISS Animalize Live - 36th Anniversary Watchalong
01:41:41

It’s the 36th Anniversary of the KISS “Animalize Live Uncensored” concert, so that means it’s watchalong time with KISS fanatics (and likely KISS Army members) Chris, Fozzy drummer Frank Fontsere, the mysterious Chris L. from the “Pod of Thunder” podcast, and ZO2 drummer extraordinaire Joey Cassata! Grab a drink, crank up the sound from the infamous Cobo Hall in Detroit Rock City, and watch with the guys as they breakdown performances, the set list, the stage setup, Paul’s vocals, Gene’s bass playing, and all the classic solos! They’ve got trivia, KISS stories of their own, and thoughts on Bruce “Spruce” Kulick’s first-ever KISS performance! 

Dec 11, 2020
Pat Patterson Is Pro Wrestling's Jedi Master
01:13:53

Pat Patterson was Chris Jericho’s wrestling guru, a skilled singles worker and tag team wrestler during his performance days, and the creator of the Battle Royal! He was a great karaoke singer, loved comedy, and spent years behind-the-scenes at WWE as an agent and coach. Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter joins to remember Pat’s days in the San Francisco Territory working for Roy Shire, why he ultimately left, and the stops he made a long the way to WWE. Chris and Dave talk about Pat’s relationship with Vince McMahon, Pat championing The Rock, Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, whether Pat knew about the Montreal Screwjob, and his lasting legacy in the business.

Dec 09, 2020
Christian Metal Pioneers Bloodgood... Detonate!
01:10:56

The new Bloodgood documentary “Trenches Of Rock” is available at BloodgoodBand.com, and chronicles the band’s 30+ year career! Founding bassist Michael Bloodgood and singer Les Carlsen talk about the band’s early days, how they formed and came up with the name, what it was like playing their first-ever gig opening for Stryper, and the stigma they faced as a Christian Metal band. They share stories about writing and recording the “Detonation” album, the 9-month long tour that followed, and the stage set and props that made up the “Shakin’ The World” show. They also speak to the band’s current resurgence, having Stryper’s Oz Fox play with them, and their future plans.

Dec 04, 2020
QT Marshall - The Unsung Hero of AEW
01:04:14

QT Marshall is half of the Natural Nightmares tag team with Dustin Rhodes, and he’s also the behind-the-scenes rock star of AEW! QT’s talking about his journey to AEW which includes a near-detour through WWE, a stint on the indies, and a couple of stops at Ring of Honor. He shares what inspired him to start a wrestling school in Atlanta, how that came to serve as the pandemic filming location for AEW Dynamite at the beginning of the national shutdown, and some of his students who are now AEW talent! Hear how a road trip to All In Chicago turned into a huge career opportunity for QT, which wrestlers most influenced his style, and what he considers some of his best and favorite matches. Plus, QT pulls back the curtain on what it takes to get AEW Dynamite on the air every Wednesday night on TNT!

Dec 02, 2020
The Young Bucks Are Killing The Podcast
01:11:45

Matt and Nick Jackson return with tales from their new book, “Killing The Business From Back Yards To The Big Leagues” (available now at shopAEW.com). Hear how Matt superkicked Nick’s teeth out as kids, and broke their younger brother’s arm with an errant leg drop. They talk about the wrestling ring their dad built them in their backyard and how they turned that “backyard wrestling” into a legit promotion. They share stories about their friendship with Chris Kanyon, why they refuse to watch their PWG match against Bryan Danielson and Roderick Strong, the rise of The Bullet Club in Japan, building and growing their merch business, Hot Topic, and the greatest lesson they learned along their journey to AEW.

Nov 27, 2020
The Distant Memories of Dream Theater
01:11:40

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci and singer James LaBrie bring the live concert experience directly to your home with the brand new live album and film, “Distant Memories: Live In London” (out this Friday)! The band was on our when the pandemic hit, and the guys talk about what it was like to try to get home to the States, and then to continually cancel dates as the pandemic got worse and wore on. They talk about the time Dream Theater’s show at The Palace in Hollywood got shut down by the fire marshall, the impact that Rush and Neil Peart has had on their music and career, and why Eddie Van Halen’s passing hit them so hard too. They also tell some great behind-the-scenes stories about the making of “Scenes From A Memory,” including the reason why the entire album had to be remixed at the last minute! And of course, they’re working on new music, and tease when that may be ready for release. Plus, John talks about reuniting with original DT drummer Mike Portnoy on John’s solo album, “Terminal Velocity.” 

Nov 25, 2020
Court Bauer Talks MLW & WWE
01:09:48

MLW Founder Court Bauer returns with tales about MJF, Vince McMahon, Jericho, and WWE! He shares stories from his two-years working as a writer in Vince McMahon’s creative braintrust, including behind-the-scenes details about Mickey Rourke’s appearance, Jericho’s surprise return to WWE in 2007, the Smackdown writers’ room, and a legendary Dusty Rhodes creative pitch. Court remembers the Gary Albright Memorial Show, Vince’s love of dick and fart jokes, and how much Court was helped by Jerry Brisco. Court also details the relaunch of MLW, the league’s upcoming Opera Cup Tournament (info at MLW.com), their new streaming partnerships, and their great roster of talent!

Nov 20, 2020
Corey Taylor's PodMFcast
01:14:12

Corey Taylor returns with some fantastic stories about his new album, “CMFT,” and his recent “Forum or Against ‘Em” live stream concert! He talks about releasing music in the midst of a pandemic, playing an arena in front of NO audience, and how Slipknot barely made it home at the beginning of quarantine! Corey remembers Eddie Van Halen, seeing Janet Jackson before lockdown started, and the best & worst money he ever spent. He speaks to the rumors about him joining Anthrax and fronting Velvet Revolver back in the day, and shares some details on the horror movie he wrote and is about to start production on. Plus, you’ll hear what’s in store for Stone Sour and Slipknot in 2021.

Nov 18, 2020
Rob Halford - Confessions Of A Metal God
00:57:58

The Metal God, Rob Halford of Judas Priest “confesses” all kind of stories including what it was like to live a secret, double life as a closeted gay man, and what happened when he was finally able to speak his truth. He talks about his surprise departure from Judas Priest, the road to reconciliation, and his relationship with Tim “Ripper Owens. He has tales about Fight, filling in for Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, and an update on guitarist Glenn Tipton’s health. Plus, Rob remembers the first time he ever heard Van Halen and what it was like sharing the bill with them at the 1983 US Festival. And of course he explains why he decided now was the right to time to put out his autobiography, “Confess.”

Nov 13, 2020
The Fights and Fortunes of Jake Hager
01:00:13

It’s a solo Jake Hager with a black eye and bruised up face, and he’s breaking down the Bellator victory over Brandon Calton that did that to him! He’s talking about his training, his fight style, what went right and what didn’t during that fight. Jake is also sharing stories about his WWE days from working with John Cena to winning the title from Jericho to what he learned from Dutch Mantel. Jake recounts the circumstances surrounding his departure from WWE, what it was like to go to the indies, and the events (and conversations) that led him to AEW and the Inner Circle! 

Nov 11, 2020
Backstage At The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame
01:00:07

There was no big induction ceremony and concert for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees due to COVID19, but they’re all being celebrated Saturday night (11/7) on HBO, and today on TIJ! Rock & Roll Hall of Fame CEO, Greg Harris, shares a ton of great stories about the Rock Hall, it’s inductees and exhibits! He breaks down how the ceremony comes together, how they choose who inducts the various honorees, and why some members of a band make the Rock Hall cut, but some don’t. He has tales about Metallica’s late-night museum visit, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello serving on the Rock Hall nominating committee, and the Sex Pistols’ public diss of their Rock Hall honor (and the members who later picked up their plaques). He’s talking Guns N Roses amazing performance without Axl Rose, Van Halen’s induction with no Eddie or Alex in attendance, Prince’s blistering guitar solo during the George Harrison tribute of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and Geddy Lee playing bass for Yes. And of course he speaks to why hip hop has been embraced by the Rock Hall, but metal is hardly represented!

Nov 06, 2020
The AEW End Game Of Miro
01:02:22

Miro is “The Best Man” at AEW and has quite a story about what it took to get there! He’s chronicling his last few years at WWE from the time he originally asked for his release to being fired during the pandemic! He’s got stories about working with John Cena and The Undertaker, Wrestlemania, Rusev Day, his last WWE angle with Bobby Lashley, the time he got in trouble for cutting his hair, the 60-man Battle Royal he did in Saudi Arabia, and Southpaw Regional Wrestling. He’s also talking about the first time he met Tony Khan, his AEW debut, and the role that Chris Jericho played in that coming-out promo, Plus, Miro has few choice words for Jon Moxley.

Nov 04, 2020
The Top 10 Hideous Horror Films EEVVEERRR
01:16:45

Halloween Week continues with Darcy The Mail Girl from Joe Bob Briggs “The Last Drive-In!” She and Jericho discuss their Top 10 Horror Film picks, and you might be surprised by what’s on their respective lists! They talk best kills, scariest killers, creepiest stories, and share trivia about some of the films. So get your scare on with Chris and Darcy, and also enjoy some horror movie recommendations from Corey Taylor, AEW’s The Blade and Allie, Fozzy’s Rich Ward, the one-and-only Joe Bob Briggs, and drummer Ed Aborn from Siren! 

Oct 30, 2020
The Curse of Fame - Hexed Movies & Music
01:01:12

It’s Halloween Week, and we’re starting things off with the Curse of Fame! Why do fans believe that popular movies, musicians, and even songs are cursed? Kevin Eustace, host of the “We Need To Talk About Ghosts” podcast, returns to share weird stories and circumstances surrounding movies like “The Exorcist,” “The Omen,” and “Rosemary’s Baby.” He explains the links between the Manson Family murders, The Beatles, and Mia Farrow, the weird connection between John Lennon and the number 9, why many believe Lennon and Robert Johnson both sold their souls to the devil, and what happened to Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, Fleetwood Mac, and Buddy Holly that proves they’re cursed. Plus, hear the creepy story of the Hungarian Suicide Song and how it relates to both Mariah Carey and Black Sabbath, the mysterious disappearance of Iron Butterfly’s Philip Taylor Kramer, and the bad luck surrounding Harry Nilsson that led many to believe he was cursed too.

Oct 28, 2020
Santana & Ortiz - From The Inner City To The Inner Circle
01:04:38

The Inner Circle’s Santana & Ortiz chose AEW over WWE, and explain why it was such a tough decision, and what ultimately made them pass on Vince McMahon’s company! They talk about their recent street brawl against Best Friends + Orange Cassidy, filming it one shot, and taking nasty bumps off side-mirrors, car hoods and engine blocks! They also share the story of their journey to AEW from the initial call from Cody to joining the Inner Circle to main-eventing the debut Dynamite show. Plus, they hit on LAX, Konnan, Impact, shoot jobs working security, the real New York, wrestling in Europe and Germany, and learning from Jerry Lynn.

Oct 23, 2020
Andrew Yang Slams The WWE
00:55:42

Former Democratic Presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, pulls no punches when it comes to the WWE and how they treat their talent! He explains why, as a life-long wrestling fan, it’s so important for him to fight this battle, what he plans to do, and how he hopes it will change things! He also talks about his first introduction to wrestling, his favorite performers and matches, and what he loves about AEW. Plus, Andrew shares his thoughts on social media and why he feels it needs to be regulated, explains his universal income idea and how a pilot program is already positively impacting participants’ lives, and speaks to supporting Joe Biden and serving as an advisor to Joe and the campaign.

Oct 21, 2020
30 Wrestling Shows In 30 Wild Days
01:03:33

Canadian Wrestling’s Elite has been doing 30+ live shows in the span of 30 days across Canada for quite a few years now! "Hotshot" Danny Duggan who founded the company talks about his unique business model, how he’s been able to build a Canadian National wrestling tour, and how he manages to land great talent year after year like Jake The Snake Roberts, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, and Juventud Guerrera. Danny and AJ talk about the Canadian wrestling scene, working with Kenny Omega and Daniel Bryan in their early days, their experiences on the Tony Condello Death Tour, getting pulled over by the cops, and how they’ve never had to cancel a single date no matter what kind of trouble they hit on the road (until COVID19)! Luckily, CWE saved 8 dates on this year’s tour, and tickets are available now at cwetickets.com. 

Oct 16, 2020
Happy Trails - A Tribute To Edward Van Halen
01:51:56

Last week, the world lost one of the best, most innovative guitar players in history… the guy who created a movement, became part of the pop culture lexicon, and inspired (and continues to) generations of guitar players. The great Eddie Van Halen passed away October 6th at the age of 65 from cancer. So join Chris, and four of his guitar-playing friends who were all greatly inspired and influenced by Eddie – Trixter’s Steve Brown, who had a personal relationship with EVH; Steel Panther’s Satchel, an EVH disciple; Fozzy’s Billy Grey who picked up the guitar after hearing Eddie play; and Fozzy’s Rich Ward, who took from Eddie’s rhythm playing style. Together, they pay tribute – honoring Edward Van Halen’s playing prowess, his solos, his songwriting, his technical contributions to the guitar, and as you’ll hear, his incredibly friendly, warm human spirit – the inviting smile and humility that endured even when he wasn’t at his best. You’ll also hear EVH stories and memories from Charlie Benante, Mike Portnoy, Stryper’s Michael Sweet, AEW’s Frankie Kazarian, and Dave LaGreca from Busted Open Radio. And thanks to Steve Brown and Billy Grey for sharing some original EVH-inspired licks and music especially for this episode. RIP Eddie Van Halen. Rock & Roll is forever in your debt.

Oct 14, 2020
30 Years of After The Rain with Gunnar & Matthew Nelson
01:26:26

So why did Chris Jericho have long, blonde hair when he first started wrestling? Because of Gunnar and Matthew Nelson! And why did the Nelson twins have long, blonde hair? Because Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora told them they should! Nelson and Chris Jericho have more in common than just blonde hair though – they’re both also celebrating 30-year anniversaries this month – Jericho’s 30th in wrestling, and Nelson’s 30th anniversary of the release of their major label debut, “After The Rain.”  Nelson tells the tale of making that album while flat broke, how they were able to become one of the biggest bands in the world with virtually no support and no money, and why after having such a tremendously successful first album, they almost didn’t get to release a second! They remember headlining tours because no bands wanted to take them on the road, what one guest VJ spot on MTV did for their career, being sidelined at Geffen Records in favor of grunge, what happened the night they met Cindy Crawford, and how COVID forced them to postpone their 30th Anniversary celebration plans.

Oct 09, 2020
Jericho & Luther Pt2 - 30 Years In The Making
01:09:51

Chris Jericho’s 30 Years In The Making continues tonight (Wednesday 10/7/20) on AEW Dynamite as he faces off against longtime friend, Luther! It’s Jericho and Hagar versus Luther and Serpentico aka Chaos Project! So in honor of the historic match, Dr. Luther returns to TIJ to share some crazy stories about his time in South America, including having things thrown at him in the ring, being nearly shot by militia members, and having to explain barbed wire vs razor wire to avoid dying during a match! Luther also details his tryouts for ECW, WCW, and WWE, and the circumstances that prevented long-term contract offers from each company. Plus, Luther and Jericho explain how that 30-year wrestling road through Mexico, Japan, South America, and the indies all culminated in this huge moment on AEW Dynamite. And then there’s the story about Luther, Jericho, and Christopher Lloyd in Japan.

RIP Eddie Van Halen! Thank you for the music!

Oct 07, 2020
Second Match Watchalong: Sudden Impact vs Ed Langley & Steve Gillespie - Oct. 10, 1990
01:08:15

It’s the debut of Sudden Impact! Chris Jericho and Lance Storm had a great first pro match working against each other, but when it came to their second match, and first as a tag team, it was a completely different story! CJ gave this match 1 star in his own record keeping, and Lance hates this match so much, he didn’t want anyone to see it! Watch the match on Chris Jericho’s YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/Hu4XGJiATjo) and listen to this episode as Chris and Lance recount the circumstances leading up to them taking on veterans Ed “The Savage” Langley and Steve Gillespie in a Quonset in Strathmore, Alberta, the in-ring situation that created their “safeword” strategy, the controversial “Ric Flair Ball Shot,” and the story of Lance’s black boots with the lifts in them! Plus, they tell the tale of the Black Mamba, the curse of Les Thornton, how they jack-knifed the truck & trailer hauling the ring, and why Chris Jericho nearly quit wrestling at this point.

Oct 02, 2020
First Match Watchalong: Lance Storm vs Chris Jericho - Oct. 2, 1990
01:04:14

On October 2, 1990, Chris Jericho and Lance Storm made their professional wrestling debuts - against each other - for the Canadian Wrestling Connection! And lucky for us, Lance Storm kept a video copy! And now you can watchalong with Chris and Lance as they breakdown that first match (watch the video at www.chrisjericho.com/watchalong), and analyze their respective performances. Chris gave the match 2.5 stars. Listen as they remember the first time they met, early gimmick ideas, and what they learned from the Hart Brothers wrestling school! They talk Owen Hart, the reverse victory roll, and Poison’s “Unskinny Bop.”

Sep 30, 2020
The True Secrets Of The Illuminati
01:02:32

The mysterious Isaac Weishaupht runs https://illuminatiwatcher.com, and explains who they are, what they want, and how they plan to achieve their ultimate goal. He talks about the suspected celebrity illuminati members and why they “hide” in plain sight, the everyday symbols that really serve as subliminal messages from the illuminati, and the importance of the number 666. Isaac speaks to the Star Wars, Rolling Stones, aliens, and Kobe Bryant illuminati connections, and the role that Aleister Crowley plays in the illuminati belief system.

Sep 25, 2020
Classic Album Clash - Aerosmith's "Permanent Vacation" vs "Pump"
01:35:28

The Classic Album Clash returns with a great battle between two Aerosmith classics – “Permanent Vacation” and “Pump!” And the guys from “Pod of Thunder” help determine which Aerosmith album comes out on top! Nick, Andy, and the mysterious Chris L. do the usual album cover comparison, production analysis, and of course the infamous song-by-song breakdown! And in true CAC spirit, they share some great stories, trivia, and plenty of ridiculousness that may or may not involve Macaulay Culkin, actor and comedian Tyler Perry, Sally Struthers, the Harold and Kumar movies, a classic 80s mixtape, and a couple of broken hearts (one of which may or may not be Chris Jericho’s).

Sep 23, 2020
The Art & Future of Filmmaking with Eli Roth & Mark Borchardt
01:04:34

Eli Roth returns and this time he’s brought fellow filmmaker, Mark Borchardt. Mark is the creator and director behind the horror short, “Coven,” and the subject of the 1999 film, “American Movie,” which documented the 3 years Mark spent writing, shooting, and editing “Coven.” Mark and Eli talk personal movies versus studio films, the creative process, the benefit of film school, what it was like to shoot on actual film and have to wait for it to be developed, and how they feel about the future of movies and the theater experience in the age of COVID. The threesome also talk about some of their favorite movies and directors (like Werner Herzog), and Mark speaks to the “Coven” sequel and when that may be available. It’s a great discussion about the art of film! 

Sep 18, 2020
TIJ 700 Presents TalkNShop Reunion - Live From The Pandemic!
01:20:33

Talk’n Shop returns to TIJ with the Good Brothers Karl Anderson and “The Big LG” Doc Gallows, and special rotating fourth (and original Talk’n Shop creator) Rocky Romero! And because of the pandemic, this one’s done social-distancing style with plenty of vodka, tequila, and beer on zoom video. Of course, there’s still total debauchery and chaos involved with guest appearances from Sex Ferguson, Toothless Stone Cold, and Reptile. There are also stories about the Chris Jericho Japanese Tour Book, Impact Wrestling, Haku, pissing on the Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla, and Talk’n Shop A Mania. Plus, the TNS boys break some news about another event, a new drink, and an original animated series.

No children, animals or vases were harmed, corrupted, or peed on during the recording of this episode.

Sep 16, 2020
Thunder Rosa’s Women’s Revolución
00:57:34

Thunder Rosa is the NWA Women’s Champion, but she had a hell of a match against Serena Deeb on AEW Dynamite last week, and then she made history by challenging AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida for the title! Hear the journey that Thunder Rosa took to AEW that includes a professional career as a social worker, a wrestling school that went defunct before she got a single day’s worth of training from them, a single match in Mexico, a couple of tours of Japan, and one fight in the MMA octagon! She’s got grit and determination, and she doesn’t take sh*t from anyone!

Sep 11, 2020
Blood, Sweat & Beers '91 - Craziest Tour In Rock History
01:01:29

The “Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour” launched in May of 1991, and was Warrant’s first headlining tour of that size. It was Firehouse’s first big tour, and Trixter had already been on the road for 7 months when they got the call to open the bill. None of the bands had ever really crossed paths before, but by the time the tour wrapped in October, not only had they all become fast friends, they also ended up with one of the highest-grossing tours of the year. And then grunge happened, and almost overnight, the three bands found themselves virtually out of work. Warrant’s Eric Turner, Firehouse’s Bill Leverty, and Trixter’s Steve Brown and PJ Farley reunite to tell tales from that storied rock tour (probably the last of its kind) including the pranks they played on each other, the after-show hangouts, jamming in local bars, Jani Lane’s video game obsession, and the night Judas Priest’s Rob Halford came to see them play in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sep 09, 2020
Eddie Kingston Has a Big Mouth & Knows How To Use It
01:05:10

Eddie Kingston was wrestling in the UK when the pandemic hit, and details the incredible journey he took to get back home to Florida (including a $200 uber ride)! Eddie is also a self-proclaimed “mama’s boy” and says that’s why he signed to AEW (he always does what his mama tells him to do)! But that’s not why he got into pro-wrestling. Eddie chronicles his wrestling journey from his days with Chikara to his run at Impact Wrestling to the public challenge he issued that landed him a shot challenging Cody for the TNT title, and ultimately a contact with AEW! Plus, you’ll hear how Eddie developed his character, and his incredible ability to cut promos. 

Sep 04, 2020
Rob Schneider - Asian Mommas, Chinese Noodles & Chris Farley
00:55:49

Actor and comedian Rob Schneider just released a brand-new comedy special on Netflix called, “Asian Momma, Mexican Kids.” He filmed it just before the pandemic shut everything down, and explains what prompted his return to the stage, how his family inspires his comedy, and what it’s like doing stand-up during this time in the world. He also shares some great stories about his SNL days, creating some of those classic characters, and working with the great Chris Farley. You’ll hear what Chris was like off-camera and why Bill Murray was not a fan. Plus, Rob talks movie-making with Adam Sandler, and reveals what’s coming next once filming can resume!

Sep 02, 2020
Sam Adonis Trumps Lucha Libre
01:08:39

Sam Adonis (little brother of WWE’s Corey Graves) is the guy that Lucha Libre fans loved to hate thanks to the heel gimmick that had him waving an American flag with a giant photo of Donald Trump’s face plastered to its center! Sam reveals what inspired the gimmick, why he loved being boo’ed by CMLL fans, and some of the real-life (and scary) situations the gimmick caused! Sam also spent 4 years living and wrestling in the U.K. after losing his deal with WWE. He talks about FCW including the advice he got from Steve Regal, why he was fired, what he learned from the experience, and how all of that eventually led him home to Pittsburgh and across the world to Japan. And if that’s not how you know Sam Adonis, maybe you know him from his appearance on the Talk’N Shop Mexico City TIJ episode with Jericho, Anderson, Gallows and special guest Enzo Amore (and Sam no longer has that girlfriend).

Aug 28, 2020
The Lost Songs & Fast Times of Don Dokken
01:05:47

Dokken is releasing a treasure trove of unheard tracks from the band’s early years! The new album comes out Friday and is called “The Lost Songs: 1978-1981,” and famed frontman Don Dokken explains where and how this came together! He shares why the band had to go to Germany to get a record deal and make a name for themselves, why Ratt bassist Juan Croucier was in the initial Dokken lineup, and how The Scorpions factored into the band’s early success. Dokken talks about his love-hate relationship with guitarist George Lynch and the fist-fights they used to get into on a daily basis, how Metallica blew them off the stage on the Monsters of Rock Tour in 1988, and what he had to do to get his name back after losing the right to perform as Dokken! Plus, Don details the botched neck surgery he had earlier this year that’s left his arm and hands paralyzed, and Don unable to play guitar (or do much of anything really), and the intense physical therapy he’s undergoing in hopes of regaining use of his hands.

Aug 26, 2020
Smith & Myers Shinedown with Volume 1
01:06:03

Shinedown singer Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers have a brand-new duos album coming out October 9th. It’s called “Smith & Myers Volume 1,” and it’s a collection of original and cover songs that the two started recording just before the pandemic forced everyone off the road and into lockdown. Restrictions finally loosened up enough for them to finish the album! They talk about the “Smith & Myers” song choices (including covers of INXS and Post Malone), the recording process, and the timing of this album. They also share some details about Shinedown’s upcoming 7th album, and tell road stories from their touring days with Van Halen and Iron Maiden!

The first two singles, original “Not Mad Enough,” and a reimagined version of the Neil Young classic, “Rockin’ In The Free World” are available here:

https://SmithAndMyers.lnk.to/NOTMADENOUGHPR

https://SmithAndMyers.lnk.to/ROCKININTHEFREEWORLDPR

Pre-Order “Smith & Myers Volume 1” here: https://SmithAndMyers.lnk.to/Volume1PR

Aug 21, 2020
The Infamous Island Death Match - Inoki vs Saito
00:58:18

The Island Death Match between Antonio Inoki and Masa Saito took place October 4, 1987 on Ganryujima, a tiny, uninhabited Japanese island. Journalist Fumi Saito and Wrestling Observer Live host Jim Valley (who also hosts the Pacific Rim Wrestling podcast) recount the circumstances surrounding the match, the events leading up to it, and what to expect if you actually want to check it out for yourself. They share the backstory about Inoki’s New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion and Giant Baba’s All Japan, and their constant battle for talent, TV ratings, and fans. Fumi also knew Maso Saito, and visited him in a Wisconsin jail, after Saito was sentenced for an incident involving McDonald’s and the local police.

Aug 19, 2020
Y2J - The Early Years of the Savior of WWE
01:18:48

Conrad Thompson returns to guest host a special episode about Chris Jericho’s early years at WWE. This was originally recorded in response to the “Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard” episode called “20 Years of Chris Jericho.” Chris shares his side of some of the stories and matches initially recalled by Bruce, including Chris’ first WWE opportunity, his long losing streak in those first years, his feud with Chyna, the arrival of Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit, Pat Patterson, the No Way Out 4-way, working with Kane at Last Man Standing, the 10-man tag at Summerslam with Rhyno, Triple H’s torn quad, the Invasion PPV, and his victories over The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same night that resulted in the Undisputed Champion title.

Aug 14, 2020
The Legend of Creem - America's Only Rock & Roll Magazine
00:59:48

Boy Howdy! “Creem: America’s Only Rock & Roll Magazine” is an amazing documentary that provides a magical look into the mythical world of the music rag that launched in 1969 in Detroit, Michigan (about a year after “Rolling Stone”), and inspired countless musicians (including Metallica’s Kirk Hammet and the Chili Peppers Chad Smith) to start bands. Creem epitomized the sex, drugs and rock & roll culture of the music industry in the 70s, helped propel KISS to rock star status, counted Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed as fans, and unleashed a wild and disruptive newsroom into the homes of obsessed teens every month! Legendary journalist Jaan Uhelszki, director Scott Crawford, and JJ Kramer (son of Creem founder Barry Kramer) pull back the curtain and take us between the pages of “Creem!”

Aug 12, 2020
Tully & Arn Bust Brains in Their FIRST EVER Podcast Together
01:08:27

Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard are together on a pod for the first time ever, and together again in wrestling at AEW for the first time since the 80s! Two of the greats in the biz talk about their tag team days, teaming with Ric Flair, their incredible run at Jim Crockett Promotions, why they left and signed with WWE, and what ultimately split them up. They talk Brain Busters, the Four Horsemen, Bobby Heenan, Dusty Rhodes, Bret Hart, and Andre The Giant. Plus, they detail their journey to AEW and what they think about the new company and its young talent.

Aug 07, 2020
Brian Posehn's Grandpa Metal Health
01:02:25

Brian Posehn is a jack of all trades and master of many! He acts, does standup comedy, and even records his own music. He’s got a new album out, “Grandpa Metal,” which he wrote and recorded with Scott Ian from Anthrax, and yes, that was Brian you saw in an episode of DisneyPlus’ “The Madalorian.” So how exactly did he and Scott start this metal project, and who called him to be a part of the Star Wars Franchise? Brian’s telling all those stories, and adding a few more about meeting Geddy Lee from Rush, being made fun of by Metallica, and landing the part on HBO’s “Mr. Show” that ultimately made Brian’s career.

Aug 05, 2020
EC3 Controls His Narrative
01:04:47

EC3 is back at Impact Wrestling, and he couldn’t be happier! He talks about his original departure (back when it was still TNA) and how the constant leadership changes from Dixie Carter to Jeff Jarrett to Billy Corgan played a role in his decision to leave. He also details his time at WWE including his two runs at NXT, how he was able to keep his EC3 gimmick, his relationship with Triple H, the last angle he worked with Jon Moxley, his concussion issues, and what he thought about being fired during the pandemic.

Jul 31, 2020
Back In Black 40 - Dissecting AC/DC's Masterpiece
01:29:08

It’s the 40th Anniversary of AC/DC’s masterpiece album, “Back In Black,” and some of the biggest AC/DC fans of all time have been assembled to dissect the legendary record! Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, Fozzy guitartist Rich Ward, and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray share stories about the first time they heard the record, their favorite songs and performances, seeing the band live, Brian Johnson’s introduction to fans, producer Mutt Lange’s creative input, Bon Scott’s alleged contributions to the record, and the band’s distinct sound. They do a track-by-track breakdown, discuss Axl Rose’s guest spot with AC/DC, and speculate on a new AC/DC album and possible future tour.

Jul 29, 2020
35 Years of Back To The Future... Present & Past
01:14:12

It’s the 35th Anniversary of one of Le Champion’s favorite movies, “Back To The Future,” and who better to mark the occasion than Brad Gilmore, host of “Back To The Future, The Podcast,” and author of the book, “Back From The Future: A Celebration Of The Greatest Time Travel Story Ever Told!” Brad shares loads of trivia, behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the movie, how Steven Spielberg got involved, and some of original casting choices. He also covers the history of the trilogy, the animated series, the toys, and the stipulation that director Robert Zemeckis agreed to in order to get Michael J. Fox.

Jul 24, 2020
Sonny Kiss Will Kick Your Ass
00:54:30

Sonny Kiss has great stories about Rowdy Roddy Piper, Pat Patterson, Rey Mysterio, and Joey Janela! He also chronicles his to journey to AEW, his experiences in Lucha Underground, how a background in dance influenced his move set in the ring, and the nerves he felt about challenging Cody for the TNT Championship. Plus, Sonny shares thoughts about #BlackLivesMatter, the LGBTQ community, gender fluidity, diversity in wrestling, and what it means to be a true role model.

Jul 22, 2020
Haunted AF Is Scary As Hell
01:01:25

Julie Fisk & Rebekah Black are Haunted AF. Okay, so they’re not, but their podcast is! They’re sharing their own real-life ghost stories as well as some of their favs for their many episodes! They’ve got creepy stories about haunted objects, dead pets, ghost grandmas, and even a paranormal event involving a ring doorbell! They talk about evil locations, spirit attachment, and the time they went searching for Big Foot.

Jul 17, 2020
The Larger-Than-Life Life Of Andre The Giant
01:15:55

Pat Laprade, author of the new book, “The Eighth Wonder Of The World: The True Story of Andre The Giant,” shares some of the childhood stories he discovered about the wrestling legend. Pat and Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer also talk about acromegaly, the disease that caused Andre’s giantism and why he never got it treated, Andre’s relationships with both Vince McMahon Senior and Junior, his historic feud with Hulk Hogan and how that provided the foundation for the WWF pay-per-view business model, his dislike of Macho Man Randy Savage, and some of their favorite Andre matches. Plus, they finally set the record straight on exactly how many beers Andre could drink in one sitting!

Jul 15, 2020
For The Love of Nickelback
01:20:59

Nickelback have sold over 50 million albums, they’ve sold out Madison Square Garden, and they’ve been nominated for 6 Grammy Awards! They also rank as the second best-selling foreign act of the 2000s in the US behind only The Beatles! So why the hell do they get so much hate? Guitarist Ryan Peake and bassist Mike Kroger talk about that, and lots of other things, including signing with extreme metal label Road Runner Records, working with famed producer Mutt Lange, and the job that Mike had that inspired their name! Plus, singer Chad Kroeger was great friends with “the brothers” – Darrell “Dimebag” and Vinnie Paul Abbott, and he shares when he first met them, how they became fast friends, and the hilarious gift he got from Vinnie Paul!

Jul 10, 2020
Newsflash - Dasha Gonzalez Has A Great Personality!
00:53:06

Dasha Gonzalez is funny, fierce, and full of personality! There’s nothing robotic about her AEW commentary, ring announcing or the stories she shares about her WWE tryout, her first-time ring announcing, and dealing with overzealous fans! Dasha also explains how one online application landed her a spot on The Rock’s “Titan Games” fitness competition show, what The Rock said about her performance, and how a freak Achilles injury nearly derailed the whole thing! Plus, Dasha details her journey to AEW and a seat in the Spanish announce booth!

Jul 08, 2020
Terrifying True Crime Tales
01:07:08

Billy Jensen is a true crime investigative journalist and author, and host of "The Murder Squad” podcast. He’s helped to solve numerous crimes, and shares some of those stories. He also details the case of the little-known serial killer, the Golden State Killer, who is the subject of the new HBO Documentary “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark.” Billy helped finish the book that the documentary is based on, and explains how he got involved in the project. Plus, he’s an avid wrestling fan and not only attended the first-ever Wrestlemania, but was also in attendance the night that Hulk Hogan win his first WWF championship. 

Jul 03, 2020
I'm From Winnipeg You Idiot... Happy Canada Day!
01:29:24

It’s Canada D’eh! And that means Chris Jericho’s childhood friends from the Great White North (Winnipeg to be exact), Dave Spivak and Rybo, return to celebrate all things Canada! They talk about their favorite Canadian TV shows, rock bands, food, and landmarks. They also remember the things they had to cross the border to get, what happened when the Jets left Winnipeg, and the time that Lars Ulrich of Metallica rear-ended Rybo’s girlfriend!

Jul 01, 2020
Luther - The Original Death Dealer Hits The Big Time
01:08:03

Dr. Luther (aka Len Olson) is one of Chris Jericho’s oldest and closest friends in wrestling, and he returns to TIJ to talk about his journey to AEW! Hear about his lengthy audition process, and his memorable signing day. He’s also talking about his early days wrestling in Japan, the origins of the Luther character and what “The Warriors” and “Silence Of The Lamb” movies had to do with it, the Japanese fans’ reaction to the gimmick, wrestling Leon Spinks, and how things ended for him with FMW in Japan. 

Jun 26, 2020
Classic Album Clash: Metallica - Load vs Reload
02:05:58

The Classic Album Clash returns and this time it’s a battle between Metallica’s “Load” and “Reload” albums! OG CAC debater Frankie Kazarian, and former MLB player, Cody Decker (who also happens to be married to AEW’s Jenn Sterger) are both diehard Metallica fans and join the debate about which songs, performances, riffs, artwork, and ultimately album, reigns supreme! They also share a load (pun intended) of Metallica trivia, concert stories, and personal anecdotes. Join the fun and cast your own vote on twitter @TalkIsJericho.

Jun 24, 2020
Ref Week Pt 2 - Mike Chioda Talks 35 Years in The WWE
01:09:50

Mike Chioda spent 35 years reffing at WWE and has some pretty incredible stories about paying his dues working for Gorilla Monsoon, traveling with the likes of Rey Mysterio, R Truth, Jack Swagger, and the late Joey Marella, making wine runs for Andre The Giant, being ribbed by Owen Hart and Dynamite Kid, and learning the ropes as a young ref in the business. Mike also shares some of his favorite matches and talent like The Rock, Hulk Hogan, and Eddie Guerrero, and how he basically ended up as Chris Jericho’s personal referee for a while. He’s also talking about his recent release from WWE, the circumstances surrounding it, and what he hopes to do in the not-so-distant future.

Jun 19, 2020
Ref Week Pt 1 - Aubrey Edwards Follows The Rules of AEW
01:02:24

AEW Ref Aubrey Edwards is one of the most popular refs in wrestling (and the bane of Chris Jericho’s existence)! She gave up a ten-year career in the video game industry to join the carnival that is professional wrestling! Hear her journey from the indies to AEW and what happened during the 3-years in between! She talks ref training (hers and helping others), writing the AEW rulebook, and dishes on some of her favorite talent to work with and favorite matches to date. She also shares her WWE reffing experience!

Jun 17, 2020
Backstage at Download - Europe's Biggest Rock Festival
01:03:01

Andy Copping is “Mr. Download,” the face and booker of Download Fest, one of the most popular rock festivals on the planet. And like the rest of the concert industry, Download had to cancel their festival this year, which was slated to take place this weekend at Castle Donington, due to the COVID19 pandemic. So today, Andy’s sharing some of his favorite stories, moments, performances, and happy accidents from the Festival’s history. He’s telling tales about Metallica, AC/DC, Korn, Linkin Park, Iron Maiden, Muse, Slipknot, Ozzy Osbourne, Limp Bizkit, and more! He’s also sharing the history of Download, its connection to the Monsters of Rock festival, and what they have planned for 2021! And be sure to check out Download TV on YouTube Music THIS WEEKEND ONLY featuring live concerts and interviews with your favorite bands! 

Jun 12, 2020
The Inner Circle Spills The Inner Secrets of Stadium Stampede
01:16:46

They made history on AEW and now they’re making history on TIJ! The Inner Circle is all together for the first-time ever on a podcast, and breaking down the Stadium Stampede from Double or Nothing! Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, and Santana and Ortiz spill the secrets behind the making of the epic match that involved a good old-fashioned Western bar brawl, a horse chase, a swimming pool, a moonsault off the goal post, a One-winged angel 15-foot plunge between stadium levels, and 100-yards of Northern Lights suplexes. They also talk about the formation of the Inner Circle, what inspired the Bubbly Bunch, the creation of the Flim Flam dance, and the chaotic in-ring confrontation with boxing legend Mike Tyson.

Jun 10, 2020
The Best of Times with Dennis DeYoung
01:01:57

Original Styx singer Dennis DeYoung has one of the most distinct voices in rock and roll, and it sounds amazing on his new studio album, “26 East,” named for the address of this parents’ home in Illinois where he got his musical start! Dennis talks about forming Styx, writing and singing on 7 of the band’s 8 Top 10 singles, opening for KISS, his friendship with Gene Simmons, the story of “Mr. Roboto,” and the real reason why he’s no longer in Styx and why fans will never see a reunion of the original lineup. He also does a killer chorus of Fozzy’s “Judas” acapella to start the show!

Jun 05, 2020
The Perseverance of Pineapple Pete... with Suge D
00:59:49

Pineapple Pete aka Suge D aka Sugar Dunkerton made a fortuitous choice when he threw his pineapple Hawaiian shirt into his overnight bag before his last-minute trip to Atlanta for the AEW TV tapings. His extra spot turned into a spotlight match with Le Champion, and became one of the breakout angles of AEW’s taped, empty-arena shows! And now Suge D and Jericho are telling the whole story of how this spontaneous story came to be, including the importance of Pineapple Pete’s promo, and deliberate quickness of the in-ring match. Suge D is also a veteran wrestler of the indie scene who spent a few years working in England. He’s telling those tales and offering some great words of wisdom and inspiration for all those pursuing their dreams!

Jun 03, 2020
I Think We're Alone Now with Tiffany
01:00:52

80s pop icon, Tiffany, is all grown up and still making music! She’s just no longer performing in shopping malls! The super talented singer is talking about her new acoustic album, her new Cooking Club, and explaining why “I Think We’re Alone Now” is still her favorite song! She’s also sharing stories about getting started when she was 15, graduating from live shows at malls to real venues, and eating bugs and other gross stuff on the reality TV show “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!” Plus, she recalls doing Hulk Hogan’s “Celebrity Championship Wrestling,” and makes a case for being invited to do “The Masked Singer!”

May 29, 2020
Cardona & Myers vs Ryder & Hawkins
01:03:56

Matt Cardona (aka Zack Ryder) and Brian Myers (aka Curt Hawkins) hated each other when they first met, but all that changed thanks to one thing – action figures! And that one thing made them instant friends, longtime tag partners, and co-hosts of the “The Major Figure Wrestling Podcast!" Matt & Brian are talking about all that – from their initial WWE signings to their time in developmental to being called up to work with Undertaker to winning the Tag Team Championship at Wrestlemania. They’re also chronicling their many firings, including the most recent, and some of the crazy matches and stories that happened in between.

May 27, 2020
Lance Archer - The Making of the Muderhawk Monster
01:04:02

The Murderhawk Monster, Lance Archer, says there’s a reason for his name, and a process to taking care of those blood red braids! He also recounts his journey to AEW, starting with his indie days in Texas, his stint with TNA, his very short run with WWE, and his incredible success with NJPW. He’s got great stories about Vince McMahon, Johnny Ace, Arn Anderson, and Tiger Hattori! Plus, he’s talking Killer Elite Squad, Will Ospreay, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and wrestling in empty arenas. And then there’s something about raw horse meat, Shelton Benjamin, and the NJPW locker room.

May 22, 2020
Episode 666 - A Damien: Omen II watchalong with Kevin Smith
01:25:10

It’s episode 666 of TIJ and what better way to mark the creepy occasion than with a “Damien: Omen II” watchalong with our fav fellow film buff, Kevin Smith! You know the drill – you do the first half of the movie here, and then you immediately jump to Smodcast to finish the viewing!  And you better believe, both eps are filled with great trivia about the making of the movie, the scenes and the setting, the Oscar-caliber cast, the award-winning composer, and why this was so taboo for the time! Plus, Chris and Kevin share their own childhood tales about experiencing the movie for the first time, and how it went on to affect their own respective lives and creative careers!

May 20, 2020
Owen & Martha - Hart to Hart
01:24:30

It's a love story for the ages, and one that was cut far too short by tragic events. Martha Hart opens up about her love affair and life with late husband, Owen Hart. She recalls meeting him when she was 15-years old, her first introduction to his crazy family, traveling the world with Owen during his early wrestling days, and what it was like for him when brother Bret left WWE with Owen still there under contract. She shares how they spent their down time, Owen's favorite movies and foods, and what he really wanted to do when he finally retired from wrestling. She also shares some details about her lawsuit with WWE after Owen's death, and how that resulted in amazing foundation, growth, and work of the Owen Hart Foundation.

May 15, 2020
The Jovial Jive of Bruce Jingles
00:59:45

Bruce Jingles was a crowd favorite who played to standing ovations and a packed theater on the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea Part Deux in January, and he’s sharing those stories and so much more!  Hear about his friendship with Eddie Murphy’s brother, Charlie, and his junior high friendship with Ice Cube, and what Bruce heard about Bill Cosby years before the comedian’s fall from grace! Bruce also talks about his unique name, why he doesn’t want to be known as a “weed comic,” and how come he ranks Dave Chapelle over Richard Pryor when it comes to his favorite comedians.

May 13, 2020
The Top 10 Terrifying Tales Of Stephen King
01:01:34

What are Chris Jericho and Jojo Feeney’s (from “Keepin’ It 100 with Konnan” pod) Top 10 Stephen King books? The answers will definitely surprise you, but will include stories and trivia about “The Shining,” “Carrie,” “The Stand,” and “It.” They talk about the movies and mini-series made from King’s books like “Misery,” “Under The Dome,” “Pet Cemetery,” and “Christine.” You’ll hear analysis on favorite characters, plot lines, scenes, and sequels. Plus, they talk about some of Stephen King’s great music references, and his amazing storytelling ability.

May 08, 2020
The Revival of The Revolt
01:06:44

The tag team formerly known as The Revival at WWE are no longer with the company, and have a brand new identity, The Revolt!  Cash Wheeler (formerly Dash Wilder) and Dax Harwood (formerly Scott Dawson) asked for their release 15 months ago, and explain in full detail, why it didn’t happen until recently. They speak to Vince McMahon’s dislike of their North Carolina accents, the costumes & gimmick he pitched them in a last-ditch effort to keep them, and the state of the tag team division at WWE. They also share stories about their mentor and friend, the late great Dusty Rhodes, their chemistry as a tag team and why they don’t want to wrestle as singles, and their old-school, throwback style.

May 06, 2020
Under The Black Hat of Jim Ross
01:32:44

Good Ole JR, Jim Ross, returns to share stories from “Under The Black Hat,” his latest autobiography that really tells the story about two specific relationships in his life – his relationship with Vince McMahon, and JR’s relationship with late wife, Jan. JR paints a fair portrait of his days at WWE working for Vince, including some of the disrespectful “ribs” that McMahon pulled on JR like Dr. Heiney, and moving JR from RAW to Smackdown on live TV during the draft. JR also talks about convincing McMahon to sign Mick Foley and Chris Jericho, how he developed such a close friendship with Steve Austin, and what McMahon said to JR when JR told him he was signing with AEW.

May 01, 2020
Classic Album Clash - Barren Cross - The Best Band You've Never Heard Of!
01:25:20

The Heaven’s Metal trio (drummer/comedian Richard Christy, singer Howard Jones of Light The Torch and Killswitch Engage fame, and Chris Jericho) returns for a very funny Classic Album Clash featuring the greatest band you’ve never heard of – Barren Cross! It’s “Atomic Arena” versus “State Of Control” in a fierce battle that includes debate and analysis on everything from album art to song lyrics to guitar riffs and vocals to singer Mike Lee's hair! Hear the guys argue for their favorite tracks, favorite performances, and favorite looks of Barren Cross that all culminates in a final winner! But the real question is... do you agree? 

Apr 29, 2020
Best Players in NHL History According to Teddy Irvine
01:03:30

The Baby-faced Assassin, Teddy Irvine, returns to TIJ to share stories about the greatest hockey players in the NHL! He’s talking about the guys he roomed with, traveled with, skated with, and scored against on the ice, including Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull, and Gerry Cheevers. He’s got tales from his time with the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers, and remembers a 17-year old Wayne Gretzky who flew to Winnipeg to play in a charity game before he was even in the NHL. 10 years, 700 games, and a really good reason why Teddy will never, ever touch the Stanley Cup himself.

Apr 24, 2020
The Blood, Sweat & Teeth of Dr. Britt Baker DMD
01:01:18

Dr. Britt Baker DMD broke her nose during a recent match against Shida on AEW Dynamite, and that was no blood capsule gushing red down her face! The legit wrestling dentist tells that story, shares the inspiration behind her #RoleModel heel turn, and explains why she’s been spotted in the audience of NXT shows!  She’s also talking about the grueling path she took to simultaneously pursue wrestling and dentistry, and how most of her patients react when they sit in her chair! She has tales about Kenny Omega, Rhyno, and Cody Rhodes, and the #1 selling t-shirt by a female performer at ProWresltingTees.com!

Apr 22, 2020
Mr. Crowley - the Rock N Roll Connection to the World's Wickedest Man
01:05:21

Aleister Crowley is known as the wickedest man in the world, and has been a fascinating influence on rock n roll for the last 50 years!  Everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to the Beatles to Led Zeppelin to the Rolling Stones to David Bowie and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have referenced Crowley in their lyrics, videos, and personas. So who exactly is this black magic, English occultist who died in 1947, and why is the rock world so drawn to him? Kevin Eustace, host of the “We Need To Talk About Ghosts” podcast, returns to shed some light on Mr. Crowley and his dark arts, and reveal when and how he became such an integral part of rock n roll, and what’s happened to some of rock’s most famous icons as a result.

Apr 17, 2020
How To Keep Your Relationship Healthy During Lockdown with Dr. Dae
01:07:55

If the coronavirus #StayHome is starting to wreck a little havoc on your relationships, Chris’ therapist, Dr. Dae, is here to help!  She has some great tips and exercises to improve communication and patience (for adults and kids), and to help the personal space issues that may be creating stress and anxiety at home. She has thoughts on “quality family time,” “quality partner time,” and “quality me time,” and how to deal with the uncertainty plaguing life in general these days. Keep all of your relationships intact and healthy with a little assist from Dr. Dae!

Apr 15, 2020
Shazza McKenzie's UnExcellent Adventure
00:58:06

Aussie wrestler Shazza McKenzie was supposed to spend 8 weeks in the States performing at various indie wrestling shows around the country, but thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, her trip only lasted a few days, and culminated with a two-week quarantine when she finally made it back to her native Australia! Shazza recounts her crazy story, and talks about the 8-weeks of bookings she lost, including a few high-profile shows in Tampa during Wrestlemania week! She also shares her quarantine routine, gives a review of the “Tiger King” documentary, and explains how she ended up doing Tik Tok dances with Marko Stunt!

Apr 10, 2020
James Garretson Talks Joe Exotic, Jet Skis, and Tiger King
00:58:14

James Garretson is the guy from the “Tiger King” documentary who cooperated with the Feds, and ultimately helped put Joe Exotic behind bars. He’s also the infamous jet ski guy in all the memes from the series! James explains his relationships with Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, and Jeff Lowe, and gives some backstory on the murder-for-hire plot, the disappearance of Carole’s husband, and what it’s really like owning and caring for big cats.

Apr 08, 2020
Best Match Ever - HBK vs Undertaker Mania 25 Watchalong
01:19:41

Marty Elias was the referee at Chris Jericho’s favorite match ever – Shawn Michaels versus Undertaker at Wrestlemania 25 in Houston, Texas! Watchalong with Marty and Chris as Marty shares behind-the-scenes details about the planning and execution of the match. Marty also talks about his relationship with Shawn and the heat it caused at WWE, his own WWE run, and what led to his controversial departure!

Apr 03, 2020
Killer Queens Nina Noir Survives Jericho Cruise AND COVID-19
00:59:24

Killer Queens singer Nina Noir survived the coronavirus and details her story! She talks about where and how she may have contracted COVID19, the long road to diagnosis, quarantining, some of her scary symptoms, and how she managed to beat it living alone in San Francisco. She also shares some stories from the Jericho cruise!

Apr 01, 2020
The Exalted Escape of Brodie Lee
01:05:07

Brodie Lee was the super-secret surprise in the big double swerve on AEW Dynamite last week, and he’s telling the story from start to finish! Discover how he managed to keep his move a secret, why he was so nervous about his debut, and when this whole plan really came together! He’s also speaking candidly about leaving WWE, how he felt about the Bludgeon Brothers tag team with Erick Rowan, what his final months were really like with the company, his relationship with Vince McMahon, and why money isn’t always the most important thing.

Mar 27, 2020
Shedding Light on the Dark Side of the Ring
01:10:01

Critically-acclaimed “Dark Side Of The Ring” is back on Vice TV, and season 2 kicks off with a two-parter about Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero! Producer Evan Husney and director Jason Eisener reveal how they got David Benoit, Chris’ son, and Sandra Toffoloni, Nancy’s sister, to participate. They also talk about the upcoming episode on the Owen Hart tragedy and what it took to get Owen’s widow, Martha, to agree to the documentary. And they discuss Jericho’s involvement as contributor and show narrator. Plus, they talk origins of the series in general, what inspired their story choices for seasons 1 and 2, and whether there might be a season 3.

Mar 25, 2020
The Broken Brilliance of Matt Hardy
01:02:56

Matt Hardy made his AEW debut last night, and became the newest member of The Elite, and the fifth man on their Blood & Guts team. Matt explains how this came be, what prompted him to leave WWE when his contract expired on March 1st, and what this might mean for his brother Jeff who’s still under contract with Vince McMahon. Matt also talks about the origin of Broken Matt, how TV shows like “Dexter,” “True Blood,” and “True Detective” inspired the entire creative concept, and where he hopes to take the character and story at AEW.

Mar 20, 2020
The Facts & Realities of the Coronavirus with Dr. Alex Patel FRCPC
00:47:42

Dr. Alex Patel educates us about coronavirus, dispelling some myths and conspiracy theories, and offering sound advice for staying healthy during this pandemic. He speaks to transmission, death rate, those most at risk, and some of the simple things you can do to ensure the well-being of yourself and those around you. He talks about COVID-19’s origins, it’s similarities to SARS, and why the coronavirus outbreak has led to such extreme social distancing and societal shutdowns. He also talks about a possible vaccine, virus mutations, coronavirus shelf life, and when the world may return to some semblance of normal.

Mar 18, 2020
The Masked Announcer - Excalibur Talks AEW & PWG
01:05:45

Excalibur is the masked man at the announcer’s table on AEW Dynamite, and he explains how he ended up in that seat. He’s also one of the founders of PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerilla), the hottest indie promotion that gave many superstars their start. He talks about founding the company, their early days in Reseda, California, how they became such a celebrity magnet, and why they ultimately moved their operations and shows to Philly. He shares stories about the talent that came through PWG’s doors (The Young Bucks, Will Ospreay, Drew Galloway, Kevin Owens), some of his favorite matches, and how he got started doing commentary in the first place.

Mar 13, 2020
Paul W. Hauser Stars In Richard Jewell & Fightfights with Jericho
01:06:02

Paul W. Hauser starred as Richard Jewell in Clint Eastwood’s movie, “Richard Jewell.” He’s also appeared in “iTonya,” Spike Lee’s “Blackkklansman,” YouTube Red’s “Cobra Kai,” the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea TWICE, and a one-off fistfight with Chris Jericho! He’s telling that story along with the time he gave Will Forte an idea for “MacGruber,” how he ended up writing episodes of the Edge and Christian Show, and the crazy way he booked one of his bigger acting gigs.

Mar 11, 2020
True Lies with Tom Arnold
01:19:41

The very funny Tom Arnold joins to tell some hilarious stories about growing up in Iowa, working at the Hormel Meat Packing plant, his teenage jail years, and how he ended up acting in Hollywood. He talks “True Lies” with buddy Arnold Schwarzenegger, filming action scenes with Steven Seagal, and what it was really like on the set of “The Best Damn Sports Show.” He also discusses former friend Donald Trump and why Tom repeatedly turned down the Celebrity Apprentice, and Tom has plenty to say about Michael Jackson and last year’s controversial documentary on MJ’s life.

Mar 06, 2020
The Case of the Missing Title Belt - An AEW Mystery
00:52:44

After a historic and epic 6-month reign, Chris Jericho lost the AEW World Championship to Jon Moxley at Revolution on Saturday. And now that he’s no longer carrying the title belt, Chris has decided to tell the full story about what really happened the night the title mysteriously went missing in Tallahassee (less than 24 hours after Chris’ initial victory). Hear about the events leading up to the title’s disappearance, and what transpired during the 72 hours it was missing, and the weird circumstances surrounding its recovery. Chris also shares his theories behind the theft, and how AEW was able to take a negative and spin it into a positive for the company.

Mar 04, 2020
Shawshank - The Most Haunted Prison in America
00:50:24

The old Ohio State Reformatory Prison isn’t just the shooting location of “The Shawshank Redemption” movie, it also happens to be the most haunted prison in America!  Three employees who host ghostly tours of the prison share some of their personal paranormal experiences and offer details of some of the hauntings inside its walls.  They also share the prison’s history and stories about a few of the more notorious inmates, and provide some great trivia from Shawhank’s filming days.

Feb 28, 2020
Jake The Snake Roberts - Dirty Details Live On Jericho Cruise
01:07:56

Jake “The Snake” Roberts traveled everywhere with his cobra and had some serious adventures and mishaps along the way including trashed hotel rooms, tarmac escapes, and garage door derailings. He’s talking about the origins of the gimmick, the time his snake bit Randy “Macho Man” Savage in the ring and what it took to get Macho to agree to that, and how Jake managed to squash his own fear of snakes to make the gimmick successful. Plus, Jake talks promos, psychology, the creation of the DDT, and his relationship with Andre The Giant in and out of the ring.

Feb 26, 2020
Nyla Rose Transcends AEW
01:03:36

Nyla Rose chronicles both her journey as a transgender woman and a wrestler in this candid conversation about overcoming obstacles along both paths. She speaks to her relationship with her family and friends, how she found comfort in her faith, what it’s been like living her truth, why she takes the words “role model” so seriously, and how she prefers to deal with internet trolls. She also talks about watching wrestling with her grandmother, training while male-presenting, and her first match as female performer. Plus, she shares her love of Japan, the meaning behind her “DILLIGAF” moto, and some behind-the-scenes stories about her first match at AEW.

Feb 21, 2020
Coronavirus - Quarantine or Conspiracy?
01:08:13

The new coronavirus pandemic has infected over 70,000 and killed close to 2,000, but is it as dangerous as the World Health Organization, CDC, world governments, and the news media would have you believe?  Not according to truthers David Weiss and RV!  They explain how and why the satanic government concocted the coronavirus conspiracy, the disturbing reasons behind the many supposed pandemics that have struck the world in recent decades (including SARS, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, and HIV/AIDS in the 90s), and what you can do to protect yourselves and your families from all of the mind control!

Feb 19, 2020
Ric Flair Wooooos - Live on the Jericho Cruise
01:05:36

It’s Ric Flair live from the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager and Sea Part Deaux! And this time he’s talking about the origins of the “Woooo!,” how he first met and started working with Hulk Hogan, how he ended up in North Korea with Muhammad Ali and Eric Bischoff, his friendship with Roddy Piper, the advice he got from Harley Race, and the drama behind his jump from WCW to WWE. He also speaks candidly about his serious health scare from a couple years ago, his recovery, and he shares the single greatest accomplishment of his career!

Feb 14, 2020
Adrian Smith Takes You Backstage with Iron Maiden
00:41:45

Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith talks Maiden live shows from the props to the set list! He shares the songs he enjoys playing most, the ones that are a bit challenging, and how Maiden adapted the music to fit their three-guitar approach when Adrian and Bruce rejoined the band in 1999. Adrian recounts the circumstances that brought both he and Bruce back to Maiden, the band’s reaction to Bruce’s cancer scare, and what happened when Johnny Cash turned up at an Iron Maiden soundcheck!

Feb 12, 2020
Across America with Hacksaw Jim Duggan
01:02:24

Hoooooooooo! Hacksaw Jim Duggan and his 2x4 invade TIJ for a hilarious conversation about his life in wrestling! He recounts how he went from the NFL to wrestling thanks to Fritz Von Erich, and remembers his first gimmick at Big Jim Duggan in the gold bathrobe, doing jobs for Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter, learning to wrestle in Hawaii working with Haku, and the words that Bruiser Brody said to him that gave rise to the 2x4. Hacksaw also shares the full story behind the arrest (with Iron Sheik) that nearly ended his career and definitely killed his push with Vince McMahon. He’s also got stories about Andre The Giant, Roddy Piper, Stunning Steve Austin, and winning the first-ever Royal Rumble.

Feb 07, 2020
Classic Album Clash - Dio's "Holy Diver" vs "The Last In Line"
01:25:01

It’s the return of the Classic Album Clash, and this time it’s DIO’s “Holy Diver” vs “The Last In Line!” Fozzy guitarists Rich Ward and Billy Grey, and drummer Frank Fontsere return to debate the songs, album art, songwriting, musicianship, guitar solos, and production of the two albums to ultimately crown the best among them. They also share Dio stories and trivia, remember the first time they saw the band live, and compare the management styles of Wendy Dio and Sharon Osbourne. Plus, they talk favorite songs, favorite Vivian Campbell guitar solos, and favorite Dio performances.

Feb 05, 2020
Gathering Of The Guerreros - Live From The Jericho Cruise
01:08:54

Eddie Guerrero’s wife, Vickie, daughter Shaul, and the nephew he thought more of like a brother, Chavo Guerrero, Jr. share stories and memories about the life and career of Eddie. Chavo and Chris tell wrestling and road stories, and Vickie and Shaul remember Eddie at home as husband and father. Vickie also recounts the story of their first date, and addresses her split from Eddie, his time in rehab, and the one big regret she has about the day he died. Plus, Chavo talks Los Guerreros, nicknames, and the time that Eddie shit the bed.

Jan 31, 2020
Rise & Fall of the NWO - The Most Successful Faction of All Time
01:10:57

Eric Bischoff, Scott Hall, Diamond Dallas Page, and Booker T recount the rise and fall of the NWO! Eric remembers what sparked the idea in the first place, how he was able to get Kevin Nash and Scott Hall to leave WWE for WCW, and when Hulk Hogan officially became the third member. Eric also reveals who he had lined up before Hogan agreed to join. Scott Hall shares his reasons for jumping to WCW at the time, how and why he involved Diamond Dallas Page in the NWO angles, and some of his favorite moments from that time. And DDP and Booker T recall what the rise of the NWO did for WCW and their own careers respectively.

Jan 29, 2020
The Murder Trial of OJ Simpson - 25 Years Later
01:05:48

The OJ Simpson murder trial is arguably one of the most intriguing cases in modern criminal history. Over 25 years later, and no one’s really sure exactly what happened to OJ’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman on the night of June 12, 1994.  OJ Simpson was arrested a few days after the brutal killings, charged with both murders, and after a high-profile, public trial that lasted nearly 10 months, was acquitted of both crimes. Tim Mangione, who’s been following and researching the case for the last quarter of a century, offers his insight and theories about who possibly killed Nicole and Ron, and why he doesn’t believe it was OJ. Tim also discusses the Dream Team curse, the back  stories behind Judge Lance Ito, Mark Furman, and Robert Kardashian, and the many controversies surrounding the case and trial.

Jan 24, 2020
The Life and Times of Super Liger: Jan 4, 1997 - Jan 5, 1997
00:56:58

In honor of Jushin Thunder Liger’s retirement, Chris tells the full story of Super Liger! He chronicles the character’s origin, the costume design, and seeing the mask for the first time. And he hosts a watch-along of Super Liger’s one and only match against Koji Kanemoto at the Tokyo Dome in January of 1997.  He remembers the crowd reaction (or lack thereof), the locker room reaction post-match, and even shares a few of the critical reviews. Chris also talks about the fallout from the match, and the one thing that saved his opportunity to do more work for New Japan in the future.

Jan 22, 2020
The Killer Queens Will Rock You
00:58:43

The Killer Queens are the only all-female Queen cover band, and they’re rockin’ the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea Part Deux next week! They’re also rockin’ TIJ with their incredible story! Lead singer Nina Noir, guitarist Emily Ruvidich, and keyboardist Olivia talk about their favorite Queen songs, which are the hardest to play and sing, which are the most fun, and how they put together their set list. Plus, Nina shares the story about meeting Brian May and Roger Taylor, attending the London premiere of the “Bohemian Rhapsody” film, and meeting star Rami Malek. Nina also toured with Queensryche, and explains how she landed the part of Sister Mary.

Jan 17, 2020
A Farewell To The King - Reflections of Neil Peart
01:10:23

The music world was stunned last Friday when news broke of Rush drummer Neil Peart’s death from brain cancer. So celebrate the life, legacy and music of one of the greatest, most-influential drummers in rock and roll history with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and Winery Dogs (and former Dream Theater) drummer Mike Portnoy, who share their personal stories and recollections on Neil, Rush’s albums and stage shows. Mike was actually friends with Neil and speaks to their relationship, and Charlie remembers the first time he met Neil and why that didn’t go exactly as planned. They also share favorite songs, favorite drum solos, favorite live performances, and favorite Neil memories.

Jan 15, 2020
Coffin Talk with Darby Allin
01:00:36

Darby Allin started in the world of skateboarding and explains how that led him to pro-wrestling! He talks about his craziest skating stunts (like jumping on two broken ankles) and his craziest in-ring moves on the indie scene.  He went to film school (which explains all his cool AEW intro videos), lived in the apartment above Jimmy Kimmel’s black-sheep cousin, and also lived in his car for 18 months. He mastered the art of George Forman grilling in bathrooms, and somehow managed to find time and place to write a screenplay that he’s planning to turn into a movie this Spring! He shares favorite matches, favorite punk bands, and reveals why he chooses to live the straight edge lifestyle.

Jan 10, 2020
The Blues Power of Jared James Nichols
01:00:24

Jared James Nichols grew up just miles from where blues guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan played his final show, and ultimately died in a tragic helicopter crash! So maybe that’s where some of Jared’s love of blues and guitar comes from. But it’s definitely not where he got his left-handed, pick-less playing style! Jared talks about his musical start, the role his mom played in his career, how a chance run-in with Lynyrd Skynyrd gave him his first big break, and why taking a risk on a European Tour changed everything for Jared and his power trio band.

Jan 08, 2020
The Gorey Stories of Rhyno
01:03:36

Rhyno makes his TIJ debut, and brings with him all kinds of stories involving all of his runs at WWE (including the reasons why his last stint there didn’t work out)! He talks about working with Stephanie McMahon and what he learned from her, what really happened the time he got kicked out of the ring by Vince McMahon during the middle of a match, and all the stuff he learned from Jericho while there. Rhyno also speaks to his friendship with Edge and Christian, his time at ECW with Paul Heyman and what that did for his career, the Tony Condello Northern Death Tours in Canada, and why Impact Wrestling is the perfect place for him at this point in his career.

Jan 03, 2020
David Weiss: Flat Earth and the Globe Lie
01:07:18

We’re kicking off 2020 with the return of Flat Earther David Weiss who offers up more proof that we live on a flat plane and NOT a giant ball as we’ve been taught our whole lives! He addresses gravity, the horizon, airplanes, the Summer and Winter Solstice, the laws of light, the moon, sunsets and sunrises, and alien existence. He offers up experiments that you can do at home that will prove the globe lie. He also explains why he thinks NASA and Disney are the same company, and why he firmly believes nuclear bombs are a hoax, and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is not the leader of that country.

Jan 01, 2020
Marko Stunt - Mr. Fun Size Hits The Big Time
00:59:27

Marko Stunt wanted to be wrestler from the time he was 15-years old, and didn’t let size stop him from pursuing his dream. He talks about the training he did in highschool, and how he started working the Nashville scene. He also recounts the time he broke his leg at a Joey Janela show, how Bully Ray (aka Bubba Dudley) and Tommy Dreamer made Marko look like a million bucks in the Over Budget Battle Royal at All In Chicago and ultimately got him signed to AEW, and what he thought when The Young Bucks casually offered him an AEW contract. He also talks about meeting Sammy Guevara at 2017 WrestleCon, tagging with Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy, and the one match he’s hoping to do someday at AEW.

Dec 27, 2019
HO HO Hogan - A Santa With Muscles Watchalong feat. Team Tiger Awesome
01:59:23

Merry Christmas! CJ and the Team Tiger Awesome crew (Nick Mundy, Clint Gage, and Michael Truly) celebrate the holidays with a watchalong of the Hulk Hogan Christmas classic cough cough “Santa With Muscles!” And of course this is filled with numerous side convos about Star Wars, KISS, “That 70s Show,” Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, and ideas for new TV shows. And see if you can figure out the plot of the movie by the time it’s over!

Dec 25, 2019
Brad Williams Is Pregnant
01:10:26

The very funny Brad Williams brings the laughs to TIJ, and he has plenty to say about life as a little person comic, why he doesn’t mind the word “midget,” how he deals with hecklers at stand-up shows, and what inspires his comedy. He also shares the story about how a morning show radio bit and a threesome dating app led him to his wife, and what he’s most looking forward to about fatherhood! Plus, he’s got a great tale about meeting the Big Show at LAX (and an awesome picture to prove it)!

Dec 20, 2019
Vince Russo - Booking Genius or the Most Hated Man In Wrestling?
01:18:49

Vince Russo makes his TIJ debut to talk about his role in bringing Chris Jericho to the WWE, what happened when Vince jumped ship to WCW, and when he knew it was the end there! Vince is also talking about his relationship with Vince McMahon, his relationship with Eric Bischoff, and his tenure at TNA. He’s sharing some of his favorite storylines and angles with talent like The Rock, Goldust, and Steve Austin, how and why Russo believes he became so hated by wrestling fans, and what he really thinks about today’s wrestling product.

Dec 18, 2019
To Hell With The Devil x Ten = Michael Sweet
01:21:12

Michael Sweet returns to TIJ to celebrate his 10th solo album, “Ten,” and the 33rd anniversary of Stryper’s most popular album, “To Hell With The Devil!” Michael talks about the album’s controversial album cover that got them banned from some retailers, and ultimately had to be replaced. He also talks about the power of MTV, and how Stryper went from clubs to arenas overnight with virtually no radio play. He speaks about the songwriting and creative process, the many bass players during that era, the inventive black and yellow stage costumes, and the stigma and discrimination they faced as a Christian rock band.

Dec 13, 2019
Sh*t It & Get It with The Highway Man James Storm
01:02:12

The Highway Man James Storm makes his TIJ debut with some great stories about turning down both WWE and Impact to do his own thing on the indie scene! He talks Beer Money with Bobby Roode (and whether a reunion may be in the works), America’s Most Wanted with Chris Harris (and how a night of partying turned into that tag team), and what he learned from the late, great Dusty Rhodes (Cowboys don’t do moonsaults). James also remembers working Hulk Hogan in London, fist-fighting a fan who entered the ring, and how he became such good friends with Ric Flair. Plus, James reveals the inspiration behind his awesome Django Django videos.

Dec 11, 2019
The Spanish Sex God Sammy Guevara Graces Us With His Presence
01:05:57

First he was hand-picked to be part of the Inner Circle, and now he’s been hand-picked to appear on TIJ! The Spanish Sex God, Sammy Guevara, talks about his journey to AEW, and what it’s like being part of Le Sex Gods, the hottest new tag team at the company. Sammy’s talking Pandas, vlogging, and meeting his heroes. He also recalls his WWE experience, getting booked on Lucha Underground, wrestling in Japan, and training at Booker T’s wrestling school.

Dec 06, 2019
I Was Made For Livin' On A Prayer with Desmond Child
01:06:16

Legendary songwriter Desmond Child has 70 Top 40 hits to his name, a GRAMMY, and a Songwriters Hall of Fame induction! He’s written huge tunes with Bon Jovi (“Livin’ On A Prayer”), Aerosmith (“Dude (Looks Like A Lady)”), Ricky Martin (“Cup Of Life”), KISS (“I Was Made For Lovin’ You”), Katy Perry (“Waking Up In Vegas”), Joan Jett (“I Hate Myself For Lovin’ You”), and Alice Cooper! And he’s sharing all the stories behind the songs, and explaining how Paul Stanley of KISS was instrumental in pivoting Desmond’s music career from that of bandmember to songwriter and producer. You’ll discover the songs he likes, the ones he’s not too fond of, and the few that find new life in new forms (can you say NFL Sunday Night Football theme?). Plus, Desmond talks about the time he met Michael Jackson, and why they never ended up writing together.

Dec 04, 2019
The Life And Times Of The Storm Wrestling Academy
01:13:38

Lance Storm is closing the Storm Wrestling Academy this year after an amazing 15-year run! He’s talking about the timing of his decision, the new adventure he’s about to undertake with WWE, and what prompted him to open the wrestling school in the first place! He’s also talking about the hundreds of students who have come through his doors – his favorites, the ones who got away, and the ones who should have made it but didn’t for whatever reason. He’s sharing stories about some of the legends who’ve visited the school to offer advice and tips (like Bret Hart, Rey Mysterio, Edge, and Don Callis), and some of the second-generation wrestlers he’s instructed over the years (like Dominik Mysterio, Brian Pillman Jr., and Rachael Ellering).

Nov 29, 2019
Take It Off - KISS Unmasked In The 80s
01:19:32

It’s Le Champion’s favorite era of KISS – 80's KISS!  So much so that he wrote the forward to a new book called “Take It Off: KISS Truly Unmasked!” Greg Prato wrote the book which features interviews with Bruce Kulick (who was KISS’ lead guitarist for much of that time period), video director Paul Rachman (who did the “Unholy” and “Domino” videos), producer Ron Nevison (who helmed the “Crazy Nights” album), and TIJ alum and rock expert Eddie Trunk!  So today, Greg and Eddie Trunk join Chris to talk 80's KISStory, including a breakdown of the 12 non-makeup albums, the big tours, late, great drummer Eric Carr (who was a close personal friend of Eddie’s), Vinnie Vincent’s contribution to the band during his short tenure, Gene Simmons’ run of 80s films, and the role that MTV played in keeping the band alive.

Nov 27, 2019
NZO & CazXL Tell You How They Doin...
01:17:51

NZO and CazXL (formerly Enzo and Big Cass) are back in a big way! They recount what’s happened since their respective firings from WWE, the personal fallout of their own friendship, and the scary seizure that Cass suffered at a House of Hardcore signing. Cass speaks candidly about his battle with alcohol, his unbelievable recovery, and how he and Enzo were able to fix their friendship. Plus, Enzo tells his hilarious Survivor Series story, talks about his music career, and explains what finally brought him back to the ring.

Nov 22, 2019
Beware the Terror of The Holzer Files!
01:02:42

Hans Holzer was the first American ghost-hunter, who investigated thousands of paranormal hauntings. His books and case files inspired Dan Aykroyd to write the hit movie, “Ghostbusters!” And now some of Hans’ most intriguing cases are being examined and re-investigated on the new Travel Channel TV show, “The Holzer Files,” by two longtime friends of TIJ, investigator Dave Schrader (of Beyond The Darkness podcast fame), and researcher Gabe Roth (horror filmmaker Eli Roth’s brother). Dave and Gabe share a behind-the-scenes look at some of the spookier moments that occurred during filming along with some of the terrifying experiences that happened off camera! They talk about the infamous Rye House in New York, the ghost crew of the USS Constellation Warship, and the Whaley House.

Nov 20, 2019
The Comedy and Courage of Cripple Threat
01:13:05

Comedian Ryan “Cripple Threat” Niemiller came in 3rd on “America’s Got Talent,” but always dreamed of being a professional wrestler!  That’s how he ended up getting some great coaching and training from Le Champion during Ryan’s AGT finale appearance! Hear that story along with what it took to make AGT, why it’s harder than it might seem, and what the judges are really like when the cameras aren’t rolling. Plus, Ryan talks about his foray into professional wrestling before starting in standup, his friendship with the Young Bucks and Peter “The Librarian” Avalon, and how it was not his disability that prevented him from pursuing that dream but something else entirely! He also speaks to developing his standup act, why his self-deprecating jokes always seem to get the best response, and the one joke he’ll never be able to tell again.

Nov 15, 2019
Awesome Kong GLOWS with AEW
01:07:38

Kia Stevens is Awesome Kong in AEW, The Welfare Queen on the Netflix series GLOW, and she was Karma at WWE. She also from suffers from coulrophobia (fancy word for legit fear of clowns, and she’s got the stories to back it up)! Kia got her wrestling start in Japan with All Japan Women, lived in the dojo for years, and speaks fluent Japanese. She spent some time in TNA and talks about her historic match against Gail Kim, and recounts her jump to WWE and the birth of Karma! Plus, Kia takes us behind the scenes of GLOW, and explains how she landed at AEW.

Nov 13, 2019
Donald Trump Jr Triggers America
00:56:09

Donald Trump Jr. drops by in what’s sure to be the most controversial episode in TIJ history. Yes, he speaks about Russia, Jussie Smollett, and his father, the most polarizing President in American history. He addresses impeachment, the 2020 election, the “leftist media,” and his own political aspirations. Donald Jr. also remembers his father’s WWE run, the Battle of The Billionaires, the family friendship with the McMahons, and the moment that Stone Cold Steve Austin gave his father a stunner!

Nov 08, 2019
Holygram Diver - Ronnie James Dio Lives!
01:03:30

Wendy Dio, wife and manager of the late, great, legendary, Ronnie James Dio, is sharing stories from her life with Ronnie! She’s talking about how they met, why he left Black Sabbath to start his own band, what inspired the swords and dragon imagery of Dio’s early days, and about his stomach cancer diagnosis. She also explains why she was shocked by his passing, and how she’s keeping his memory and legacy alive through is music and philanthropy (the 5th Annual Bowl For Ronnie is tomorrow night, November 7th)!! Plus, Wendy’s taking us behind-the-scenes of last summer’s DIO hologram tour, and what it took to make that happen.

Nov 06, 2019
Superstitious Minds - Paranormal Elvis
01:04:05

Halloween week concludes with paranormal stories about the King of Rock, Elvis Presley! Jeff Dougherty of the Christian Whistleblower YouTube channel spent time around Elvis and the Memphis Mafia. Jeff’s childhood friend, Charlie Hodge, was close to Elvis and actually lived at Graceland! Jeff shares stories about Elvis’ ghost haunting Graceland after his death, the real reason Elvis wanted to meet the Beatles, and what he warned John Lennon and Paul McCartney about. Jeff’s also talking about the secret international, multi-government organization that was exerting mind control over Elvis, and how Elvis’ Hollywood career and stint in the Army were all part of a bigger plan!

Nov 01, 2019
I Know What It's Like To Be Dead - Paranormal Beatles
01:03:21

"We Need To Talk About Ghosts" podcast host Kevin Eustace lives in Liverpool and is an expert on all things paranormal Beatles! He’s collected and researched paranormal stories about the Fab Four for years, and now he’s sharing them with Chris and fellow Beatles fanatic, Charlie Benante of Anthrax. Kevin speaks to sightings of John Lennon’s ghost, weird experiences at the famous Cavern Club, and other well-known Beatles locations like Strawberry Field and Penny Lane (home of the Penny Lane Poltergeist). He also talks about the alleged Beatles curse, the ghost that haunted George Harrison’s home in the 1970s, and John Lennon’s UFO experience with May Pang during his infamous Lost Weekend! Plus, Kevin recounts the story of how Lennon sold his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune!

Oct 30, 2019
Court Bauer talks MLW, MJF and VKM
01:04:24

Court Bauer is the founder of MLW: Major League Wrestling, and getting ready for his promotion’s big “Superfight” PPV event on November 2nd! Court shares what he learned as a WWE writer working directly under Stephanie and Vince McMahon for two years, and how that experience shaped his thoughts on promos and in-ring storytelling.  He talks about working with Edward Fatu (aka Ecky), and how he helped develop the Umaga gimmick. He remembers the Battle of the Billionaires between Vince and Donald Trump, and recalls some crazy stories about the now-President of the USA. And Court explains how all of that led to the creation of MLW, and his incredible roster of talent including the Von Erich boys, Jacob Fatu, MJF (who’s also part of AEW), and Salina de la Renta.

Oct 25, 2019
Shhhhhhhh - The AEW Librarian Speaks!
00:53:28

Shhhhhh! AEW’s resident librarian, Peter Avalon, makes his TIJ debut! He’s talking about how a career in books and reading lead him to the AEW ring, and who exactly offered him the roster spot. He’s also got stories about meeting The Young Bucks in wrestling school, working with and learning from the late, great Roddy Piper, what happened during his WWE tryout, how he and his tag partner Ray Rosas make a little extra cash during Bar Wrestling shows, and why he agreed to help David Arquette make his big return to wrestling!

Oct 23, 2019
Flight Survivors - Artimus Pyle & the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash
01:30:33

Artimus Pyle played drums in Lynyrd Skynyrd with original frontman (and band founder) Ronnie Van Zant, and Artimus survived the tragic plane crash that took Ronnie’s life at the height of Skynyrd’s popularity almost 42-years ago to the day. Artimus relives that fateful October day in 1977, and details both the circumstances leading up to it, and the events that immediately followed. He remembers the bandmates and friends lost, and explains why no one should have survived that crash. He also recalls his first introduction to Ronnie, his own audition, and his first live gig with the Skynyrd. Artimus is talking songwriting, performing, the big Skynyrd reunion, the reasons he quick the reunion line-up of Skynyrd, and the importance of honoring Ronnie’s legacy and music.

Oct 18, 2019
Tribute To Big Titan - The Life & Times of Razor Rick Bognar
01:01:21

Don Callis and Paul Lazenby return to help Chris pay tribute to their old friend and fellow Calgary wrestler, Rick Bognar, who passed away unexpectedly last month at the age of 49. They remember their training days together, Rick’s first success in Japan, his Big Titan gimmick, and his brief stint at ECW with Paul Heyman. They also talk about Rick’s WWE gimmick as the “Fake Razor Ramon,” his relationship with Bret Hart, and why Rick’s career didn’t prove to be as successful as it should have been.

Oct 16, 2019
100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
01:08:21

Bryan Alvarez from the Wrestling Observer has written a new book, “100 Things WWE Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die,” and he’s sharing more details about some of the items on his comprehensive list!  He’s explaining how he narrowed down the events, superstars, and even the controversies featured in the book including the obvious stuff like Wrestlemania, the Monday Night Wars, Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan, the not-so-obvious stuff like the Intercontinental Championship and indie wrestling, and the eyebrow-raising items like Crown Jewel and Chris Benoit. Bryan’s also talking about the state of wrestling today, AEW’s debut, and why the chapter on Chris Jericho was one of the hardest for him to write!

Oct 11, 2019
Virtue & Vices - The True Story Of Kick Axe
01:26:42

It’s time to meet Kick Axe… one of Chris Jericho’s favorite heavy metal bands! Founding bassist Vic Langen along with drummer Brian Gillstrom and guitarist Ray Harvey talk about the band’s early days gigging in their hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, how they broke into the metal scene in the 80s, and why they all but disappeared just as their careers were taking off in the States. They share stories about being signed by Spencer Proffer of Pasha Records, recording in Hollywood, hanging out on the Sunset Strip in the 80s, opening for Judas Priest, the Scorpions, and Whitesnake, and touring with Quiet Riot. You’ll hear about the making of the “Vices” and “Welcome to the Club” albums, and what happened when they opened for Metallica. Plus, they recount what finally brought them together again, why singer George Criston didn’t join them again, and how they found new singer Daniel Nargang.

Oct 09, 2019
Lunch With Steel Panther
01:18:17

Heavy Metal Rules!  So say Steel Panther! Singer Michael Starr and drummer Stix Zadinia talk a little sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and how ALL that played into their brand-new studio album, “Heavy Metal Rules!” In between bites of a delicious room service lunch (on Jericho’s dime of course), they discussed favorite frontmen (shout out to David Lee Roth), awesome rock singers (shout out to Sebastian Bach), first celebrity crushes (shout out to Charlize Theron), and rehab (shout out to Lexxi Foxx). There’s also some convo about licking toads, yoga pants, U2, giant bald eagles, and the grunge scene.

Oct 04, 2019
Royales With Cheese - A Pulp Fiction Watchalong with Kevin Smith Pt. 1
02:18:24

It’s episode 600, and there’s only one guest and event big enough to mark this momentous occasion – Kevin Smith and a “Pulp Fiction” watch-along! It’s the 25th anniversary of the Quentin Tarantino classic film so this watch-along starts right here and is jam-packed with plenty of trivia and behind-the-scenes info about the making of this movie, and why it was so groundbreaking in cinema when it was released in 1994. Kevin Smith was releasing “Clerks” at Miramax at the same time Quentin was releasing “Pulp Fiction,” so Kevin was front and center for “Pulp Fiction’s” surprise success at Cannes. He offers his insight to Quentin’s filmmaking and storytelling style, his masterful use of dialogue, and how Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” spurred Kevin’s own movie-making career!  So start the watch-along here, and then head to SmodCast right after to finish the movie with Kevin & Chris! And THANK YOU for listening to TIJ, supporting the sponsors, and allowing the show to continue for 600 episodes! Here’s to all you sexy-beast listeners, and another 600 shows!

Oct 02, 2019
Beware The Terror Of The Luchasaurus!
01:04:45

We’re celebrating the premiere of AEW’s “Dynamite” TV show Wednesday at 8pm on TNT with Luchasaurus!  He tore it up with Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt at “All Out Chicago,” and now you get to meet the man behind the dinosaur mask! Austin Matelson (formerly known as Judas Devlin at NXT) explains why he owes his gimmick to the late, great Dusty Rhodes, how a friendship with Johnny Mundo saved his wrestling career, adapting to working under a mask, when he knew the WWE/NXT system was not for him, and how all roads (including his Master’s degree and competing on the reality show “Big Brother”) led to AEW!

Sep 27, 2019
Talk Is Fluffycho with Gabriel Iglesias
01:11:20

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is the new host of the upcoming Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager Sea Part Deux (setting sail January 20th), and you’ll hear exactly how Fluffy landed this choice gig! He’s also talking about opening for Robin Williams and George Carlin, why he wants to share a stage with country great Willie Nelson, and how come he has absolutely no desire to be Kevin Hart! Fluffy’s talkin’ wrestling too, and all the things he learned about showmanship and merchandising from WWE’s Vince McMahon! Plus, Fluffy’s got stories about his VW car and bus collection, dealing with trolls at shows and online, and the Ric Flair shrine at his top-secret So Cal compound.

Sep 25, 2019
29 Years of Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500
01:03:03

The PWI Top 500 issue is out now, and writer Dan Murphy, who spearheads the list each year, is on to discuss this year’s new #1, the Top 10, number 500, and a few interesting rankings in between. He’s also recounting the #1s and #500s of all previous years (let’s see how many 500s he remembers), and sharing the criteria that goes into making the selection. He also talks about how the advent of the internet has changed the list, the magazine, and even wrestling as a business, and he reveals the ONLY former #500 who went on to become WWE World Champion (and it’s not Chris Jericho)!

Sep 20, 2019
Storm Area 51!
01:00:21

The Storm Area 51 raid may have been cancelled and remaining festivities moved to Las Vegas, but we’re still talking about the historic 1947 UFO sighting and crash in Roswell, New Mexico that started the whole alien conspiracy theory surrounding the top secret military base in rural Nevada. Lenny “Dr. Luther” Olson returns with his friend, Bryan Ward, owner of the Roswell UFO Spacewalk Museum in Roswell to share their own UFO encounters, the military’s recent admission about the existence of UFOs and what it means for the future human civilization.

Sep 18, 2019
Hard To Kill - The Never Ending AXS of Impact Wrestling
01:05:47

Impact Wrestling is coming to AXS TV this Fall, and EVP Don Callis and EVP Scott D’Amore share the whole story behind what it took to make that happen! They’re also talking about the changes they’ve been able to effect at Impact in the ring, in the creative, in the management style and philosophy, and in the locker room. They explain why Impact is now a destination place for wrestlers, what signing Michael Elgin away from New Japan has done for the company’s future and reputation, and how they plan to develop their hot young talent like Ace Austin, Tessa Blanchard, The Rascalz, and Jordynne Grace.

Sep 13, 2019
A Little Bit Of The Bubbly - The Anatomy Of A Viral Catchphrase
00:51:18

#ALittleBitOfTheBubbly has gone viral, and no one’s more surprised than Chris himself! Hear the AEW Champ recount the story of the “bubbly,” including the movies that inspired the improved backstage performance at Chicago’s All Out. Chris also walks through the anatomy of a catchphrase, some of the most popular of his career, some of the most popular catchphrases in entertainment history, and a few that didn’t quite make the viral cut.

Sep 11, 2019
Skid Row - 30 Years of Youths Gone Wild
01:29:15

It’s the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s self-titled debut album, and founding members, guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo and bassist Rachel Bolan, share all the dirty details of what it took to make it happen! They explain the help and support they received from childhood friend Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, how they ended up being managed by Doc McGhee, what went into the search for a singer that eventually led them to Sebastian Bach, and why the album cover didn’t clearly feature the band’s picture. They also do a track-by-track breakdown revealing what inspired the music and lyrics behind the songs, and why Richie Sambora lobbied so hard for “18 And Life” to be released as a single.

Sep 06, 2019
All Out - A Behind The Scenes Report
00:54:48

All Out Chicago is in the books, and AEW has crowned its first-ever World Champion – Chris Jericho! Hear the details of the epic match that solidified the first-ever AEW Champ, and what was going on backstage in the hours leading up to the main event! Chris breaks down All Out weekend in detail – from the Thursday night party to the Friday body scans to the Saturday pre & post event!  He’s got behind-the-scenes details about the matches, performers, and where the outcomes may lead when AEW TV starts on TNT October 2nd!

Sep 04, 2019
AEW's Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes
01:09:24

Brandi Rhodes is the Chief Brand Officer and running the Women’s Division at AEW. She’s also taking part in the Casino Battle Royale at tomorrow’s “All Out Chicago” live event! Brandi shares her journey to AEW, why she left WWE twice, the best advice she got from her father-in-law, Dusty Rhodes, and why she’s able to use the Rhodes name, but her husband, Cody, is not! Plus, Brandi shares some stories from her days as a TV news anchor and reporter, and why she gave up ice skating after 17 years and Senior Level status.

Aug 30, 2019
The Fear Inoculum of Adam Jones
01:13:26

Tool guitarist Adam Jones makes his podcast debut right here on TIJ! It’s a first for Adam, a first for TIJ, and it’s loaded down with amazing stories about the early days of Tool, the new studio album “Fear Inoculum” (the band’s first in 13 years), Adam’s guitar playing style and approach, Green Jello, roller derby, horror movies, special effects in film, and wrestling! Adam also talks about the first time he met Maynard James Keenan, how they convinced drummer Danny Carey to join Tool, and Adam’s childhood friendship with Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine (shout out to Mrs. Morello if she's listening).

Aug 28, 2019
The Amazing Kreskin Can Read Your Mind
00:44:35

Amazing Kreskin was a Johnny Carson favorite and appeared on the show 88 times! He’s got some great old Hollywood stories about Carson, the antics they pulled together (one of which involves planking Johnny Carson and having Bette Midler sit on him), and the mind-reading feats Kreskin performed on Carson’s show. You’ll also hear how Kreskin got his “Amazing” name, and about the signature trick that Kreskin performs to this day. Plus, Kreskin used to help law enforcement solve crimes, and remembers one close call with the mob!

Aug 23, 2019
Harley Race Was A Tough SOB & Ric Flair Tells Us Why
01:05:36

Ric Flair says there would be no Nature Boy if not for Harley Race, and shares the stories to prove it! Ric remembers the first time he met Harley, their famous Starcade ’83 match with Flair For The Gold, the 12-days they spent working Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo (which Ric calls 12 of the best days of his life), and how Harley literally saved the NWA. Ric also recounts driving the Kansas Territory in Harley’s Porsche, the car crash that nearly took the life of Harley’s wife and left Harley with a 12-inch rod in his forearm, Harley’s jump to Vince McMahon and WWF in 1987, and some of the fights (in and out of the ring) that rightfully made Harley one of the toughest SOBs in the biz. And then there are the tales about Harley and Priscilla Presley, Harley and Dory Funk, Harley and Hulk Hogan, and Harley and Big Van Vader.

Aug 21, 2019
Modern Exorcist Rachel Stavis
01:12:37

Real-life exorcist Rachel Stavis returns with more creepy stories about ridding people and places of evil demons she calls "entity!" She describes the various entity and their degree of evil, how you know if you’ve got one attached, and what you can do to get rid of it. She also shares a scary paranormal experience she witnessed in New Orleans, how she protects herself from unwanted evil attachments, and the very cool new projects that she’s working on which may bring her special skills to a screen near you!

Aug 16, 2019
Thrillseekers vs Heavenly Bodies - Night Of The Legends 25th Anniversary Special
01:15:05

It’s the 25th Anniversary of Smokey Mountain Wrestling’s “Night Of The Legends” which took place August 5th 1994 at the Knoxville Civic Center. It featured a historic tag team match between the Thrillseekers (Lance Storm and Chris Jericho) and the Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy del Ray and Tom Prichard).  Not only was it one of the best matches of The Thrillseekers career, it was also the one that Chris Jericho did with a broken arm! And it ended up being his last for Smokey Mountain. Chris and Lance tell the story of that infamous match from the events leading up to it to the circumstances surrounding the broken arm to the decision to defy doctor’s orders and perform anyway to the changes they made in the match due to the injury to the events that followed. Plus, you can watch along with Chris and Lance as they break down the match move by move.

Aug 14, 2019
Classic Album Clash - Motley Crue "Too Fast For Love" vs "Shout At The Devil"
01:21:44

Bully Ray and Dave LaGreca of Busted Open! join Chris for Classic Album Clash Motley Crue! They debate the merits of “Too Fast For Love” vs “Shout At The Devil” in a song-to-song battle that will ultimately prove a victor! They also pit the album covers against each other, the performances, and the production! Hear stories about how they each discovered the Crue, their various interactions with Nikki Sixx and the band, their thoughts on “The Dirt,” and how the Crue stack up against other bands like Metallica, KISS, and even Ozzy Osbourne!

Aug 09, 2019
Banned! The SummerSlam Preview That WWE Does NOT Want You To Hear!
01:06:47

Jack Slade returns to preview the WWE SummerSlam 2019 card! Not sure how many matches actually get “previewed,” but you can definitely vote for your favorite theme song (and there are some serious winners to choose from), learn a little something about the Chuckle Brothers, and guess Roman Reigns’ Mystery Attacker. You’ll also hear the old WWE West Side Story commercial, a bit of the 1976 match between Muhammad Ali and Gorilla Monsoon, and why AJ Styles versus Ricochet is going to steal the show in Toronto on Sunday!

Aug 07, 2019
Bill Murray Stories
01:12:30

Tommy Avallone is the filmmaker behind the documentary, “The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man.” It’s a look at all the amazing, spontaneous, and in some cases, completely crazy, interactions that people have had with the actor over the years!  Stuff like Bill crashing college parties, wedding photos, and just showing up randomly to wash dishes at a stranger’s house. Tommy’s also talking about the “I Am Santa Claus” documentary he made with Mick Foley, and his upcoming “Waldo On Weed,” which is still in production. Plus, Chris shares a couple of Bill Murray stories of his own!  

Aug 02, 2019
The Atonement of Arquette - David Strikes Back
01:05:02

David Arquette was the WCW Champion in 2000, and if you’re still surprised by that, wait till you hear David’s thoughts on his WCW experience, and why he’s still trying to live it down (and prove everyone wrong). David talks about his return to the wrestling ring, booking matches on the indie scene, tagging with The Hurricane Shane Helms, working with Tommy Dreamer at House of Hardcore, and installing a ring in his backyard! He also shares stories from the set of “Ready To Rumble,” “Scream,” and “Eight Legged Freaks.”

Jul 31, 2019
A 60 Minute Promo From MJF
01:00:42

He says he’s going to be the face of AEW, he thinks Cody Rhodes is his BFF, and he’s got a heck of a long list of people that annoy him. He’s Maxwell Jacob Friedman, and he and Chris Jericho put aside their differences long enough to record this episode. Maxwell talks (A LOT in general) about PWG, MLW, and signing with AEW. He sets the record straight about his high-class Burberry scarves, calls out Joey Janela, buries Hangman Page, and explains his finisher, “The Heatseeker.” He also pays tribute to Roddy Piper, Tully Blanchard, and Ernie Ladd.

Jul 26, 2019
UFOs Are Real... Deal With It!
00:58:06

UFOs are real, and aliens have been living among us all along! UFO expert SMQ reveals what his top-secret government source has revealed to him about their existence, what the human race needs to do prepare, and why the US government is allowing so much information to be released now. He explains the CIA’s “Gateway Process,” what the Mandela Effect has to do with UFOs and aliens, and the real truth about the moon which is actually an alien satellite made of metal.

Jul 24, 2019
Joey Ryan - King of Controversy... And Dong Style
01:10:57

Joey Ryan is the man behind the Dick Flip, which is both hated and loved by his peers and fans alike! Joey shares the origin of the controversial move, how he ended up in an inter-gender tag team with Candice, and what really happened at his self-described “failed WWE audition.” Plus, Joey talks about PWG, and the lessons he took from that promotion to his own Bar Wrestling. He also has stories about his new documentary, “This Is Wrestling: The Joey Ryan Story,” Japan, TNA, Jim Cornette, Mick Foley, the Young Bucks, and Billy Gunn.

Jul 19, 2019
Boffo Box Office Summer Movie Preview with Nikki Novak
01:19:53

The Summer blockbuster movie season is well underway, and resident movie expert, Nikki Novak of Fandango fame, has the see it or skip it reviews for a bunch of highly-anticipated films like “Spider-man: Far From Home,” “The Joker,” “Rambo: Last Blood,” “Terminator: Dark Fate,” and Dave Bautista’s “Stuber!”  She’s also got stories and trivia from the sets of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” and “Hobbs And Shaw,” and you’ll find out how likely it is that Chris Jericho will see Will Smith’s “Gemini,” Melissa McCarthy’s “The Kitchen,” and the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Dr. Sleep!” There’s something for everyone, and even a few new ideas that could only come from the minds of Chris & Nikki!

Jul 17, 2019
Banned! The Extreme Rules Preview That WWE Does NOT Want You To Hear!
01:06:46

There’s a reason CJ and Jack Slade have been banned from WWE, and it may have absolutely nothing to do with the fact that CJ is signed to AEW, and everything to do with these ridiculous preview episodes! Yes, it’s time for CJ & Jack’s “Extreme Rules” predictions, armchair booking, and theme song selection! And you can participate on twitter @TalkIsJericho! Let the shenanigans begin!

Jul 12, 2019
La Historia de Paco Alonso y Corazon de Leon
00:59:24

CMLL President Paco Alonso gave Chris Jericho his first big break, and his first taste of stardom. Paco was the first to put Chris on TV, on the cover of a magazine, and in a championship match. He came up with the “Corazon de Leon” name, and also got Chris to wrestle in Japan for the first time. And so Chris pays tribute to his recently departed mentor and the man who had such a profound effect on his wrestling career with this touching episode that recounts how Chris first met Paco in Mexico City, and all that he learned in his 2 years working for Paco. You’ll hear stories about Hector Guerrero, Norman Smiley, King Haku, and Plaza Madrid, and the reason why Chris eventually stopped working in Mexico.

Jul 10, 2019
Dave Bautista Says Hello to Stuber & Goodbye to WWE
01:12:17

Dave Bautista returns with more stories from the sets of his latest movies including the very funny “Stuber” (co-starting Kumail Nanjiani and opening next Friday), “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Endgame,” the big-budget reboot of “Dune,” and the highly-anticipated “Guardians Of The Galaxy 3”! Dave also recounts the full story of his very last wrestling match, which happened to be against Triple H at Wrestlemania, and his surprise retirement from pro-wrestling.

Jul 05, 2019
Come Together - The Beatles Reunion Tour
01:10:44

It’s circa 1994, and John, Paul, George and Ringo are alive and well, and finally reuniting! What would a Beatles Reunion tour have looked like then? How would they have announcement it? What songs would they have include in the live set? And would they have invited onstage with them? Well, the TIJ Fab 3 have that all figured out! Charlie Benante from Anthrax, Mike Portnoy of Sons of Apollo, Winery Dogs, and Dream Theater fame join Chris to run down their 40-song fantasy set lists, stage setup, show production, and backing band members. It’s the ultimate fantasy Beatles Reunion Concert! Tweet in your song requests to @TalkIsJericho!

Jul 03, 2019
Fully Completely - The Saga of The Tragically Hip, Canada's Biggest Band
01:08:39

Get your Canada Day celebration started a little early as TIJ pays tribute to Canada’s biggest band, the Tragically Hip, and late frontman Gordon Downie with Greg LeGros and Jamie Dew, the hosts of the “Fully And Completely” podcast, which is of course, dedicated to music and legacy of the Tragically Hip! Discover what makes the Hip such a beloved band, why they never really made it outside of their home country of Canada, how they became such a stellar live act, and what made their music resonate especially with Canadians!  You’ll also hear the story of singer Gord Downie’s final days, what that last tour was like for the band and Hip fans, and why all of Canada mourned the day Gord died.

Jun 28, 2019
The Jeff Cobb-Cast
00:57:59

Jeff Cobb is going for the ROH World Champion title on Friday in Baltimore, Maryland! He’ll have to defeat reigning champ Matt Taven on the “Best In The World” PPV which will be streaming live on HonorClub! Hear about Jeff’s journey to ROH, his failed WWE tryout, how a pricey investment in wrestling shoes led him to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece representing the island of Guam, and why he credits PWG, Konnan, and Lucha Underground with blowing up his career!  He also talks about wrestling in a rubber mask, passing up WWE’s “Tough Enough,” NJPW & Michael Elgin, Hulk Hogan & Ultimate Warrior, and why you’ll never see him in anything but a singlet in the ring!

Jun 26, 2019
Chico's Bail Bonding - A Bad News Bears Viewing Party with Kevin Smith Pt. 1
01:35:16

It’s an unprecedented, first of its kind, two-part viewing party event with Kevin Smith and SModcast!  Join Chris and Kevin here on TIJ for the first half of the 1976 classic (and one of Chris’ favorite movies), “Bad News Bears,” and then head to SModcast right after to finish out the movie and discussion!  Watch-along as Chris and Kevin relate trivia from the movie, discuss favorite characters and scenes, share anecdotes from their own childhoods, and explain why this movie is so important in film history and life in general.

Jun 21, 2019
Banned! The Stomping Grounds Preview WWE Does NOT Want You To Hear!
01:13:48

Ummmm… have no idea what to even say about this one (except that the WWE may NOT be the reason why these two are banned!). There may or may not be some predictions about real (and not real) WWE Stomping Grounds matches, and Baron Corbin's guest ref pick. There’s definitely a whole bunch of other nonsense about #PhatGirls, click bait, WAR in Japan, Enzo Amore, a text from Richochet, Bayley (not the one from Iron Maiden), Dark Journey, Sami Zayn’s mother (apologies in advance), the mythical Stevie Nicks, and guys whose names start with the letter E. Pretty sure you can vote for a theme song for the Stomping Grounds PPV on twitter @TalkIsJericho (there are 4 ridiculous options to choose from). And please keep in mind that the stuff that Jack’s lovely British Alexa can’t answer is no reflection on her programming or the technology itself! In fact, she’ll absolutely respond correctly to “Alexa, play the latest episode of Talk Is Jericho.” And to think… there was absolutely no alcohol involved in the making of this episode. #Truth #PodcastProducerNeedsAShot

Jun 19, 2019
SCU - This Is The Worst Podcast They've Ever Been On!
01:11:53

SCU aka SoCal Uncensored aka Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky, have plenty to say about SCU joining the AEW roster, and what might have happened to them individually should things have not worked out the way they did! They also speak to the origins of SCU, their friendship with The Young Bucks, what really went down in Vegas at the AEW announcement, "Tequila Sky," why there were two Samuel L. Jacksons on the Jericho Cruise, Frankie’s Superbowl tirade, their time at ROH, and the importance of “Being The Elite.”

Jun 14, 2019
Classic Album Clash - Stryper "Soldiers Under Command" vs "To Hell With The Devil"
01:36:37

It’s the return of the Classic Album Clash, and check out the all-star line-up debating the merits of Stryper’s “Soldiers Under Command” and “To Hell With The Devil” – Rich Ward of Fozzy, Howard Jones of Light The Torch and Killswitch Engage, and drummer Richard Christy of The Howard Stern Show fame. They love Stryper, and it shows in the impromptu singing, air guitar, and instrument-free jam sessions that permeate this episode. They’ve got incredible, life-changing stories about seeing and meeting Stryper, favorite songs, favorite guitar solos, and favorite album covers. Plus, discover what they consider to be the greatest vocal moment in heavy metal, and what it is about Stryper specifically that brings these four grown men to tears.

Jun 12, 2019
The Untold Truth About the Assassination of JFK
01:03:39

Who assassinated President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963?  Well, John Barbour, producer, director and narrator of the recent documentary, “The American Media And The Second Assassination Of President John F. Kennedy” swears it was NOT Lee Harvey Oswald, and offers evidence to support his claim! John has been slowly releasing many of the files that once belonged to New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who investigated the murder of JFK, and actually made an arrest in the case! John shares the story of Garrison’s investigation, why and how it was sabotaged, and what the country may have been like had JFK lived. John also speaks to the CIA secret programs, “Project Mockingbird” and “The Family Jewels,” and how both figured into the assassination plot.

Jun 07, 2019