Talk Is Jericho

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Padraig Kelleher
 Jan 10, 2019
Great Podcast...from wrestling to Rock with Big Foot, flat earth and other great stuff inbetween.

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 Jul 29, 2018

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Recorded from all over the globe, multiple time world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy and New York Times best-selling author Chris Jericho rocks the podcast world with "Talk Is Jericho," his unique take on all things pop culture and entertainment. Sit down with Chris as he interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, music, television, movies, comedy, and the paranormal!! All-ages welcome. No ID required!

Episode Date
The Fyre Festival Fraud
00:51:07

Young Hollywood host, Austin Mills, went to the Fyre Festival in 2016, but not as a social influencer or media reviewer. He bought a ticket, and went with a bunch of his friends with the intention of enjoying an awesome concert festival vacation in the Bahamas! But that’s not what happened as Austin documented on his Vlog during the trip, and as has been depicted in two documentaries about the ill-fated festival which resulted in its creator and promoter being convicted of fraud and incarcerated. Austin gives a first-hand account of what it was really like on the ground at the site, when he knew things were horribly wrong, and what it took to get off the island and back to Miami. He talks about the tent accommodations, the cheese sandwiches, being locked in the Bahamas airport overnight, and how he feels about promoter Billy McFarland’s jail sentence.

Feb 15, 2019
The AEW Vision of Tony Khan
01:09:52

Tony Khan is the founder and creator of All Elite Wrestling and Chris Jericho’s new boss! He’s also a diehard wrestling fan, who grew up loving Chris Jericho, ECW, and trading and collecting tapes. Tony’s got stories about chatting up Brian Pillman and Diamond Dallas Page on AOL message boards and chat rooms back in the 90s when the online thing was just getting started, and some of his favorite matches. He’s also sharing some details about what fans can expect from AEW’s upcoming television show, the Double Or Nothing live event in Las Vegas on Memorial Day Weekend, and AEW’s relationship with AAA.

Feb 13, 2019
Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler Get RAW
01:08:03

It’s the last of the live podcasts from the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea, and of course it’s only fitting that it’s two WWE Hall of Famers who also happen to be on the best broadcast announce teams in WWE history – Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler! They’re telling stories about their time on RAW including their first and last matches together, the debut of Mr. McMahon, Hell In The Cell, and the night Owen Hart died. They also talk about one-liners, The Rock, Vince McMahon, and life after RAW.

Feb 08, 2019
The Mystery of The Mandela Effect
01:16:55

It’s a return to the paranormal as expert Laurie McDonald joins to educate us on the Mandela Effect – the phenomenon where you experience events in an alternate reality or dimension which then affects the way you remember them.  It’s more common than you might think, and chances are, it’s already had an effect on you. Laurie cites numerous examples including movies (like Star Wars and Forrest Gump), music (like Queen), and even popular commercials (like Oscar Mayer and Febreze).  She also explains how it got the Mandela Effect got its name and what (or whom) might be the root cause of its existence. Laurie also shares an incredible story about alien abduction!

Feb 06, 2019
Three Days Grace Are Infra-Red Hot
01:13:20

Three Days Grace like Borscht, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, and the fact that they now just topped Van Halen for having the most #1 rock songs of all time (with 15). They’re also up for 3 Juno Awards (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys), opened for the Rolling Stones, have a huge social following in Russia, and just wanted to be Finger Eleven (who?) when they were starting out! Hear all those stories and more from singer Matt Walst, bassist Brad Walst, drummer Neil Sanderson, and guitarist Barry Stock!

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Feb 01, 2019
Diamond Dallas Page Is Positively Unstoppable
01:43:27

Diamond Dallas Page returns to TIJ for his first-ever solo appearance, and he’s brought a ton of awesome stories with him!  He’s talking Macho Man Randy Savage, meeting The Rock for the very first time, getting his first big break from Greg Gagne, the last days of WCW, his short-lived tenure at WWE, and his relationship with Vince McMahon. Dallas also remembers how he found out about his WWE Hall of Fame induction, the private jet ride he took with Ric Flair, what he learned from Mean Gene Okerlund, and filming Rob Zombie’s “Devil’s Rejects” film. And of course, DDP’s got the deets on how you can win one million dollars!

Jan 30, 2019
In The Cut with Switchblade Jay White
01:13:39

Jay White had a killer match against Okada in the Tokyo Dome at Wrestle Kingdom 13, and sat down with Jericho the day after to talk about it!  Jay also shares how winning a radio contest in his New Zealand hometown inspired his wrestling journey, what Finn Balor has done to help him, how Jay ended up living and training in the New Japan dojo, what he enjoyed most about working with Ring Of Honor, and why WWE is not really on his radar. And Jay recounts the match he had with Juice Robinson in San Francisco last November that resulted in WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross suffering broken ribs.

Jan 25, 2019
Sleepaway Camp 2 Watchalong with Team Tiger Awesome
01:33:53

Danielle Radford from Screen Junkies and Team Tiger Awesome’s Nick Mundy and Michael Truly join Chris Jericho for another crazy watchalong. This time it’s the 80s teen slasher flick “Sleep Away Camp 2: Unhappy Campers,” which features one of Chris’ favorite movie deaths!  And like previous watchalongs, this one covers everything from Billy Corgan to Paul Stanley’s chest hair to a Jim Ross impression to Bruce Springsteen and Charlie Sheen.  There are also a handful of wrestling stories from Chris’ time in Smokey Mountain Wrestling and WWE, and a couple of shoutouts to Anvil!

Jan 23, 2019
2018 In Review with The Fab Three
01:23:00

It’s the return of the Fab 3 to recap the good & bad of 2018! Mike Portnoy of Sons of Apollo, Winery Dogs & Dream Theater fame, and Charlie Benante of Anthrax weigh in on the best and worst of last year’s movies, TV shows, and music releases.  Find out where they ranked films including “Mandy,” “The House That Jack Built,” “Han Solo,” “Aquaman,” “A Quiet Place,” “Bird Box,” and “A Star Is Born;” how they felt about TV shows like “Handmaid’s Tale,” “Cobra Kai,” “Mayans M.C.,” “Escape At Dannemora,” and “Barry;” and whether or not Eminem, Ghost, Greta Van Fleet, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beatles 50th Anniversary White album made their 2018 playlists. Plus, they pay tribute to Vinnie Paul, Burt Reynolds, Ed King, and Fast Eddie Clarke.

Jan 18, 2019
Change The Universe - Jericho's Journey From WWE To AEW
01:04:44

Chris Jericho stunned the world when he made a surprise appearance at the All Elite Wrestling rally in Jacksonville, Florida, and announced that he was the newest member signed to the roster! That’s right. Chris Jericho is no longer with the WWE, and is now All In with AEW, and he’s telling the story, in full detail, about how and why he made the jump. Discover how his initial match against Kenny Omega for New Japan Pro Wrestling, the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea, and his appearance in Saudi Arabia for WWE all factored into this shocking (and exciting) decision!

Jan 16, 2019
WWE's Newest Top Guy - Mustafa Ali
01:14:55

Mustafa Ali skyrocketed from WWE 205 Live to the main roster and ended up with a championship title almost the moment he got there!  Mustafa’s telling that story, along with what it was like being in the ring with Daniel Bryan, the best wrestling advice he ever received (which happened to come from TIJ alum Sami Zayn), the first real feedback he got from Vince McMahon, and what it was like being Muslim in America right after 9/11. Mustafa was also a Chicago Police Officer, and shares how the PD felt about his side hustle on the indie wrestling scene.

Jan 11, 2019
Making A Murderer Exposed
01:14:48

Journalist and author John Ferak, wrote “Wrecking Crew: Demolishing The Case Against Steven Avery,” after spending years as covering the murder case in Manitowoc County in Wisconsin. He does believe Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are innocent of the murder of Teresa Halbach, and lays out the evidence that supports his claim. John has also been following Steven’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, and her law firm as they fight to have his conviction overturned and Steven freed from prison (which is documented in the second season of the Netflix series, "Making A Murderer"). Zellner gave John exclusive access to her the information and new evidence she’s uncovered through her own team of investigators and experts. John shares an alternate theory of the crime and potential suspects that have yet to be questioned. It’s a fascinating look at a controversial case.

Jan 09, 2019
Comic Book Casualties - The Creators Who Were Conned
01:14:10

Reed Tucker returns to do some comic book talk, and this time it’s about the creators and writers who all got conned by Marvel and DC – the guys who helped create and develop some of the most iconic superhero characters in pop culture history, and then died creditless and penniless. Guys like Bill Finger, Steve Ditko, and Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, who came up with some of the original ideas for Batman, Spider-man, and Superman.  Reed shares their stories, and also talks about the state of the comic book industry today, what DC can do to up their game when it comes to competing with Marvel at the box office, and which other comic book characters should be developed for the big screen.

Jan 04, 2019
Wrestle Kingdom 13 Preview with Fumi Saito
01:12:09

One of the greatest Japanese reporters, and longtime friend of Y2J, Fumi Saito, joins to preview Wrestle Kingdom 13, with legit predictions about who may be keeping and losing titles!  They run through the card and dissect matches and matchups including the opening Gauntlet, Will Ospreay vs Ibushi, Ishii vs Zach Sabre Jr, Cody vs Juice Robinson,  Okada vs Jay White, and the double main event of Jericho vs Naito and Kenny Omega vs Tanahashi. They also breakdown the IWGP Tag Team and Jr. Tag Team Championships, and do an overall analysis of the recent resurgence of New Japan and wrestling in general.

Jan 02, 2019
Remembering Eddie Guerrero - A Tribute To Latino Heat
01:19:46

Rey Mysterio, Konnan, and Diamond Dallas Page help CJ pay tribute to the great Eddie Guerrero (recorded live on the Chris Jericho Cruise)!  They share stories about “Wee-Wee-To,” “Eddie The Giant,” Halloween Havoc 1997, and the time Eddie got into a shoot fist-fight with Kurt Angle! They remember the infamous Plaza Madrid hotel in Mexico City, Eddie’s early days wrestling in Tijuana, and some of his best matches at WCW and WWE.

Dec 28, 2018
The State of The Wrestling Business with Jim Cornette
01:19:56

Jim Cornette returns with thoughts on the current state of the business, and how events like “All In” and The Young Bucks and Cody are changing the wrestling landscape. He’s talking about the resurgence of New Japan, ROH’s show at Madison Square Garden, and what 2019 might hold for indie promotions around the world. Jim’s also got plenty of great stories about the NWA, WWE, his time at Impact Wrestling, and Dave Batista’s early days in developmental!

Dec 26, 2018
The Mental State of Sami Zayn
01:24:18

What has the very introspective Sami Zayn been doing while rehabbing from double shoulder surgery? Examining his own mental state for one! And watching some WWE wrestling for two. He’s also tried his hand at improv, given up eating meat, caught up with his friend, Neville, pondered the parallels between him and Kevin Owens’ careers, debated and analyzed the impact of social media on culture and society, and opened a mobile medical clinic in Syria! Plus, Sami shares his plans and vision for his imminent return to WWE, along with a few things he really misses (and mostly doesn’t) about performing in the ring!

Dec 21, 2018
The History of Fozzy with Chris Jericho
01:05:21

Y2J has turned over the hosting duties of this episode to Scott Bowling of “Good Company with Bowling,” and Scott takes Y2J through a detailed history of Fozzy – from Chris’ first introduction to guitarist Rich Ward to their first performance together to the day they decided to start their own band.  You’ll hear stories about the making of Fozzy’s first album, what inspired them to start writing original material, how the set list has changed over the years, why the “Painless” video had to be shot twice, and what the “Judas Effect” has done for the band’s career and future.  

Dec 19, 2018
Classic Album Clash - KISS Alive vs KISS Alive 2 with Pod Of Thunder
01:46:41

The Classic Album Clash returns with a KISS battle! It’s “KISS Alive” versus “KISS Alive II” with Nick, Andy, and Chris L. from the “Pod of Thunder” podcast (one of Y2J’s favorite KISS pods)! The foursome go track-by-track in a head-to-head battle to determine which songs, and ultimately which album, reigns supreme! They dissect cover art, KISS letters to fans, photographs, audio quality, recording locations, and share some of their favorite KISS stories and lore along the way! Weigh in with your own vote on twitter @TalkIsJericho!

Dec 14, 2018
The Life and Tragic Times of Dynamite Kid with Dave Meltzer
01:22:07

Dave Meltzer joins to pay tribute to the late Dynamite Kid (aka Thomas Billington) who passed away last week on his 60th birthday. Dave and Y2J discuss Dynamite’s complicated legacy, the influence he had on many including Chris Benoit, Bret Hart, and Finn Balor, his early days in Calgary at Stampede Wrestling, and his jump to WWE and his tempestuous relationship with Vince McMahon. They remember Dynamite’s run in Japan and some of the incredible matches he had with Tiger Mask, his tag team partnership with his cousin Davey Boy Smith as the British Bulldogs and their matches against the Hart Foundation, and the devastating injury that all but ended Dynamite’s wrestling career.

Dec 12, 2018
Lloyd Kaufman & Troma Returns To Return
01:13:52

What do Samuel L. Jackson, Robert DeNiro, Kevin Costner, and Dustin Hoffman have in common? They all made their feature film debuts in Troma movies! And what do directors Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, and Steven Spielberg have in common (besides directing)? They were all influenced by Troma’s crazy, over-the-top special effects!  Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman shares those stories, and more, as he gives an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at what it took to get his latest movie, “Return To Return Nuke ‘Em High” made. He has tales from the set, the crew, and the fans! And some pretty wild stories about late Motorhead frontman Lemmy, who made his last film appearance in this movie.

Dec 07, 2018
Tony Schiavone: The Return Of Skia-Vone
01:13:43

What happened when WCW closed in 2001? Well, Tony Schiavone quit the wrestling business cold-turkey for one. Tony’s talking about the rise and fall of WCW, his near 20-year absence from wrestling, and what recently brought him back. Tony’s also got stories about his early years working for Jim Crockett, his short run with Vince McMahon and WWF, the Monday Night Wars, why he jumped to WCW, and the message Tony received from Vince on his first day on the job at WCW. Plus, Tony shares backstage and road tales about Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Jesse Ventura, Bruce Prichard, Vince Russo, and the NWO.

Dec 05, 2018
Christmas Movie Preview with Nikki Novak
01:09:36

Nikki Novak from Fandango returns with the Holiday Movie Preview!  What should you see and what should you skip? Nikki’s got the goods on “Aquaman,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” the “Fantastic Beasts” sequel, “Creed II,” “Rocket Man,” and “First Man” (the story of astronaut Neil Armstrong). She’s also got great stories from her set visit to “Bohemian Rhapsody” (the biopic about Queen’s Freddie Mercury), and her trip to France to watch the filming of “Robin Hood” starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx. She’s talking about Oscar contenders (like “A Star Is Born” and “Vice”), indie darlings (like “Roma”), and what she really thinks about JLo’s return to rom-coms! 

Nov 30, 2018
The Symphonic Terror of Accept
01:04:20

Accept are back and maybe bigger than ever! Singer Mark Tornillo and guitarist Wolf Hoffman speak to the band’s reformation and resurgence, including how Mark came to join the lineup 9 years ago, what that first gig with him was like, and why they’re recording and about to tour with a symphony orchestra! Wolf also shares stories from Accept’s heyday in the late 70s-early 80s opening for the likes of AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, and KISS!  You’ll hear why “Balls To The Wall” was so controversial back in the day, and which songs remain their favorites to play live.

Nov 28, 2018
Ricky The Dragon Steamboat Spits Fire
01:24:03

Ricky The Dragon Steamboat is one of Y2J’s childhood wrestling heroes and inspirations, and after 5 long years of trying, Ricky finally sits down to talk about the Carolina territory working Ric Flair, his relationship with Dusty Rhodes, his jump to WWE and the creation of The Dragon gimmick, and his incredible Wrestlemania 3 match versus Macho Man Randy Savage. Ricky and Y2J also talk about their 2009 Wrestlemania Legends match, and why they both loved Rowdy Roddy Piper. Plus, if you stick around to the end, you just might find out how Ricky The Dragon Steamboat became such a Tennessee Vols fan!

Nov 23, 2018
Steve Harris - The Number Of The Bass
01:03:28

Iron Maiden founding bassist and chief songwriter, Steve Harris, makes his debut with lots of stories about Maiden and his side project band, British Lion! Discover how Steve became involved with British Lion, details about their upcoming studio and live releases, and what he enjoys most about their scaled-back touring. Steve’s also talking about Maiden’s “Legacy Of The Beast Tour” and setlist, which Maiden songs are his favorites to play live, and the legendary bass players who inspired him to pick up the instrument in the first place. Plus, Steve shares the brand new British Lion studio track, “Spit Fire,” exclusively on the show.

Nov 21, 2018
Best/Worst Survivor Series Preview EVER
01:43:42

Jack Slade and Australia’s own Riot John Howarth join Y2J for the Best Worst Survivor Series Preview Ever! Armed with a bottle of GG, they go match by match down the card, and share predictions on who will win and what that victory might mean in the bigger picture of WWE. They also breakdown the last-minute changes to the lineup (Brock Lesnar vs Daniel Bryan and Ronda Rousey vs Charlotte Flair), shoot down some rumors involving CM Punk, and share a few remaining stories from the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea.

Nov 16, 2018
The New Japan World of Kevin Kelly
01:11:09

The Rock called him “Hermie,” and that’s just one of the stories that New Japan Pro Wrestling announcer Kevin Kelly shares! He’s talking about his first-ever gig at WCW, his first meeting with Vince McMahon, and his first audition with Jim Ross. Kevin worked with Billy Gunn, Mr. Perfect, and was there the night that Stone Cold Steve Austin showed up at Brian Pillman’s house and gunshots rang out! Kevin also has stories about the Monday Night Wars, what finally turned the tides in WWE’s favor, and his own departure from WWE.  And of course he’s talking New Japan Pro Wrestling – the culture, the style, Kenny Omega, and Don Callis.

Nov 14, 2018
The Legacy of Rudy Sarzo
01:14:50

Rudy Sarzo was in Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, and Dio. He played and pal’ed around with Randy Rhoads, and explains the effect that Randy’s death had on him and his career choices. Rudy also shares the stories about joining Quiet Riot, meeting Ronnie James Dio, playing with Steve Vai, and how he got his hair so blonde for his run with Whitesnake. And then there was that time that he helped Beatles drummer Ringo Starr move!

Nov 09, 2018
Being The Elite = Bullet Club No More
01:20:10

The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, Marty Scurll, and Adam Hangman Page boarded the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea as The Bullet Club… and left as The Elite! Discover the exact moment that happened, and what inspired the bold move! You’ll also hear behind-the-scenes stories about the Alpha vs Omega main event match on the ship, “All In Chicago,” the “Being The Elite” YouTube show, ribbing on the square, and what it really means to “Be Elite, B-E Elite!”

Nov 07, 2018
Halloween Special - Squatchcast: The Truth Behind Bigfoot
01:22:04

Wes Germer from the Sasquatch Chronicles returns with more creepy stories about Bigfoot encounters and sightings, and the government cover-ups that seem to follow them.  He explains the correlation between missing persons and Sasquatch sighting hotbeds, and where some of those hotbeds are located. He’s also sharing paranormal tales about Bigfoot, the mysterious and evil “Dog Man,” and the “Unseen Tribe.”

Nov 02, 2018
Halloween Special: Secrets Of The Afterlife with Josh Gates
01:23:31

Josh Gates returns with tales about life after death from his new Discovery series, “Expedition Unknown: Search For The Afterlife.” He traveled the world investigating what happens when you die! He talked to people who had near-death experiences, he journeyed to the Amazon jungle to try their hallucinogenic method of communing with the dead, he spoke with atheist Penn Teller, visited psychic Chip Coffey, and interviewed Deepak Chopra! And Josh is sharing those stories and his own conclusions about what he disovered about life after death.

Oct 31, 2018
Shoot To Thrill - The Most Ballbreaking Female AC/DC Tribute Ever!
01:15:56

Shoot To Thrill is one bad-ass female AC/DC tribute band, and that’s why they’re on the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea… AND on the podcast!  Singer Kara is their Bon Scott/Brian Johnston, guitarist Susan doubles for Angus Young, guitarist Wendy holds down the Malcolm Young rhythm, and drummer Kate takes on Phil Rudd/Chris Slade! Hear the story of how this tribute band started, which AC/DC songs are toughest to play and sing, which songs they call favorites, and which tune opens the live set! They also explain the rules behind the “Thunderstruck” drinking game!

Oct 26, 2018
Chris Jericho's Rock & Wrestling Rager - Behind The Seanes
01:34:16

The Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea sets sail on Saturday! It’s finally arrived, and it’s a near-miracle!  Three years in the making, and more than a couple of minor obstacles all culminated in a killer talent line-up including Ring Of Honor’s Sea Of Honor Tournament, Impact Wrestling participation, and what’s sure to be the main event of the year – the Alpha Club (Is it the Bucks of Jericho or Y2Jackson) vs the Bullet Club (Kenny Omega, Cody, and Marty Scurll). So what exactly did it take to put this together?  Y2J and Jack Slade share the story of the cruise – from losing the ship to seeking advice from Paul Stanley of KISS to installing a wrestling ring on the deck, and everything in between! Grab a life preserver and hang on for a wild trip on the high seas!

Oct 24, 2018
Hunting Monsters
01:09:37

Cryptozoologist MK Davis took Y2J into the swamps of the Louisiana bayou in search of the Honey Island Swamp Monster, which they filmed for the upcoming Travel Channel special, “Chris Jericho: Hunting Monsters” (premiering 10/23 at 10/9 Central). Preview the adventure with MK & Y2J as they talk about the monster, recent sightings, and evidence uncovered. MK also shares stories and theories about his various Big Foot encounters, and his adventures at the mysterious and creepy Lovelock Cave in Nevada.

Oct 19, 2018
Tonight You Belong To Paul Stanley - Episode 500
01:04:35

There’s only one person big enough to celebrate episode 500 of TIJ, right people??!!  Paul Stanley of KISS returns to mark the special occasion with some great stories about the four KISS solo albums that made KISStory in September of 1978! Paul explains how it came to be that all four band members released solo albums on the same day with coordinating cover art, and what he really thought about Gene Simmons’, Ace Frehley’s, and Peter Criss’ respective solo efforts! He’s also talking about the new KISS Pumas, his own painting and gallery shows, and Paul even has some choice words for (and funny memories about) the cult film, “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park.” Oh yeah!

Oct 17, 2018
Living The Dream With Slash
00:51:52

Slash is back! He’s “Living The Dream” with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, and looking forward to more music with Guns N' Roses! He’s talking about the GNR reunion warm-up at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, the world tour that followed, the Guns songs he enjoyed playing most, and how he and Axl Rose finally broke the ice after 20 years of silence. Slash also shares the story behind his initial reaction to hearing about the Axl-AC/DC partnership, and what he thought after seeing the live show in London. And yes, paleontology came up in the course of conversation too, along with Carole King, James Taylor, and Linda Ronstadt.

Oct 12, 2018
Austin Aries Is Bound For Glory
01:08:08

Impact Wrestling World Champion Austin Aries is back on TIJ just before defending his title against Johnny Impact at the Bound For Glory PPV this Sunday! Austin’s talking about his departure from WWE, his return to Impact and the indie wrestling scene, working with Pentagon Jr, the origins of "The Belt Collector," and why he’s so excited about what’s happening in Australia right now! Austin’s also got a proposition for Y2J, details about his most recent favorite match, and all the reasons why he should be nominated for “Booker Of The Year.”

Oct 10, 2018
Pro Wrestling Tees Is ALL IN
01:04:58

Pro Wrestling Tees founder Ryan Barkin has made t-shirts for EVERYBODY, and he’s telling the story about how he got involved in the crazy world of pro wrestling! He’s got stories about Colt Cobana, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Stone Cold Steve Austin. He’s talking about his best-selling shirt, his favorite design, and which wrestler he loves working with most!  You’ll also hear about what he’s got planned for the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea, and how you can get your hands on the brand new “Bucks Of Jericho or Is It Y2Jackson” tee!

Oct 05, 2018
Classic Album Clash - Van Halen "1984" vs "5150" with Steel Panther
01:35:00

Steel Panther’s Michael Starr and Satchel join Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward and Y2J to debate the merits of Van Halen’s “1984” and “5150” – David Lee Roth’s last album with the band, and Sammy Hagar’s first.  They remember their respective introductions to Van Halen, list off their favorite Eddie solos, share their original reactions to the band’s split with David Lee Roth, and what they all initially thought of Sammy. It’s guitar solos vs keyboards; producer Ted Templeman vs Mick Jones (of Foreigner fame); and singer vs swagger. You’ll also discover who was NOT a Van Halen fan until later in life, who can sing the best version of “Dreams,” and why Steel Panther drummer Stix Zadinia interrupts the pod to pose a question that has nothing to do with drumming.

Oct 03, 2018
Brian Pillman Jr - A Chip Off The Loose Cannon
01:09:49

Brian Pillman Jr. may have lost his dad when he was 4-years old, but he still has a few vivid memories, and a lot of his dad’s personality! Brian recounts his decision to pursue a wrestling career, and the advice he got from his dad’s good friend and former tag team partner, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Brian talks about training with Lance Storm in Calgary, his favorite matches, and why getting his college degree was so important to him. He also discusses the recent knee injury that kept him sidelined for a few months, how he improved his technical skills, what he loves about Japanese wrestling, and how he plans to reach his ultimate wrestling goal, the WWE.

Sep 28, 2018
You Can't Kill Hardcore Superstar
01:07:50

Hardcore Superstar has gotten drunk with Lemmy from Motorhead, declined to get high with Brian Johnston from AC/DC, and agreed to carry the rock & roll torch on behalf of Ronnie James Dio… and those are just a handful of the stories you’ll hear from singer Joakim “Jocke” Berg and drummer Magnus “Adde” Andreasson. You’ll also discover how and why they ended up in a fist fight with a journalist at the Swedish Embassy in New York, what they really thought of Motley Crue the first time they toured together, and how you can do a shot at the Hardcore Superstar Bar that pops up at all of their live shows.

Sep 26, 2018
Alone In A Room with Asking Alexandria
01:12:42

Danny Worsnop is back in Asking Alexandria, and he and guitarist Ben Bruce explain exactly how that happened. They’re also sharing some of the total debauchery that led to Danny’s original departure, the cryptic text messages from singer Denis Stoff that made it a little easier for Danny to return to the band, and what it took to make the new Asking Alexandria album, “Alone In A Room.”  Danny’s also got some stage stories that’ll make you cringe (and maybe hit that skip button on your app), and a couple of classic heckler tales. Plus, a moment of seriousness about the state of the music business and what it means for the future of not only Asking Alexandria, but lots of other artists and bands.

Sep 21, 2018
Elegy For The Anvil with Natalya and Tyson Kidd
01:31:05

Natalya Neidhart and her husband Tyson Kidd (aka TJ Wilson) pay tribute to Nattie’s father, the late, great Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart with some amazing stories from Nattie’s childhood, and the last years of The Anvil’s life. Nattie shares what it was like growing up around a business where her dad was gone over 300 days a year! She remembers the special treats he brought home for Nattie and her sisters, her dad’s love of The Doors and margaritas, his PTA meeting appearances, his UCLA college sports days, and his dislike of Luke Gallows!  Nattie and TJ also talk about The Anvil’s wild WCW days, Vince McMahon’s first meeting with The Anvil, tag teaming with Bret Hart and the Hart Foundation, and the letter that Nattie mom’s wrote to Vince McMahon on behalf of The Anvil (and the response she received in return).

Sep 19, 2018
Macaulay Culkin Wears Bunny Ears
00:55:43

The conversation continues between Macaulay Culkin and Y2J (part 1 is on Mac’s podcast, “Bunny Ears”), and picks up with Braun Strowman, off-Broadway acting gigs, and legendary filmmaker John Hughes! Mac shares stories from the “Home Alone” movies, his brother Rory’s wedding (which was officiated by Paul Heyman), late comedian John Candy (who was in “Uncle Buck” with Mac), his guest appearance on Monday Night RAW, and then they play a round of “Would you?” (involving wizards, Steve Austin but not that one, and Karate gees).

Sep 14, 2018
Neal Schon's Journey
01:20:27

Journey founder and guitarist Neal Schon played in Carlos Santana’s band when he was still in highschool and solo’ed on the band’s first number one hit.  He talks about meeting Carlos, leaving that band to start his own, his first introduction to Steve Perry (and how he feels about Steve’s recent return to music), developing his guitar sound, and Journey’s songwriting process in the early days vs now. Neal also reveals what happened behind-the-scenes at Journey’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, how the internet led him to current Journey singer, Arnel Pineda, and why he prefers to play before Def Leppard on this current tour.

Sep 12, 2018
All In to Fozzy Kansas City - Chris & Jack's Excellent Adventure
01:05:04

Do you wanna know exactly how Chris Jericho managed to pull a huge swerve and surprise the F outta everybody at All In Chicago when he unmasked in the ring and attacked Kenny Omega? You thought it was Pentagon lying there, didn’t you? Even AFTER the Sears Center lights came back on! Here’s the full story in explicit detail from Chris and his partner-in-crime, Jack Slade. They chronicle all the misadventures of their crazy same-day trip that started with a late-arriving flight to Chicago and quickly turned into fan-dodging at the airport, a last-minute, rain-soaked search for gold paint and tape, and a near-cancelled flight to Kansas City… but ended with an incredible history-making Fozzy gig (complete in Pentagon’s makeup) at Aftershock!

Sep 07, 2018
Helloween United
01:04:00

The 5-year drought has ended, and Y2J’s favorite metal band (and the reason you call him Jericho) is finally on the show!  Pumpkins Unite and welcome Helloween! OG bassist Markus Grosskopf and guitarist Sascha Gerstner met up with Chris in Budapest and gave him the skinny on all things Pumpkin!  Markus has stories about the band’s first American tour opening for Armored Saint, the problems with the record label that killed their momentum and kept them off the stage and out of the studio for three long years, and what it took to finally release “Pink Bubbles Go Ape.” And Sascha talks about the new line-up featuring two singers and three guitar players, and whether there might be a new studio album and more touring in their future! And they both share some great road tales about crazy bus drivers, groupies, and learning to speak English!

Sep 05, 2018
The Countdown To Y2J - August 9, 1999
01:27:34

Would like you to know every last detail that went into the planning and launch of Chris Jericho’s WWE debut? Like the story behind the Y2J countdown clock? Or the inspiration for his theme, “Break The Walls Down”? Or what his finishing move was originally supposed to be called? Or maybe you’d like to know who wrote the promo Y2J cut with The Rock on that first night of TV? Or what about Vince McMahon’s reaction to Y2J’s debut? Or maybe how he was treated in the locker room when he arrived? Or why Shawn Michaels warned him about The Undertaker? All those details and more are broken down and discussed with special guest Conrad Thompson (who also hosts “Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard,” “83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff,” and “What Happened When with Tony Schiavone”).

Aug 31, 2018
The Wild Life & Mysterious Death of Bon Scott
01:07:25

AC/DC’s Bon Scott died under mysterious circumstances on February 19, 1980 at the age of 33, and Australian writer Jesse Fink spent years researching the singer’s life and death. Jesse spoke with family members, former girlfriends, close friends, AC/DC management, and tried multiple times to interview band members. He released his thorough research in a new book called, “Bon The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott And AC/DC’s Back In Black.”  And Jesse shares some of his findings, theories, and stories about Bon, his life, his death, and the possible cover-up. Jesse also explains why he believes that Bon Scott contributed songs and lyrics to the “Back In Black” album, the first to feature new singer Brian Johnston, despite the Young brothers claim that Bon had no involvement before his passing. It’s a fascinating conversation about one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, most charismatic front man in rock history.

Aug 29, 2018
Birth of MTV with Mark Goodman
01:15:22

Original MTV VJ Mark Goodman is talking about the birth of MTV – from his first audition to his first moment on air!  You’ll find out why he and Alan Hunter argue about being the first MTV VJ to this day, what it was like touring with David Lee Roth, why Martha Quinn got the Bob Dylan interview (and not Mark Goodman), and what he really thought about Madonna the first time he ever interviewed her. Mark’s also disclosing where and how MTV got their early videos, and why British bands got such heavy airplay in the early years. He’s got a great story about Sir Paul McCartney, and the reason he knew Kurt Loder’s hiring was the beginning of the end of Mark’s time at MTV.

Aug 24, 2018
All In with Cody and The Young Bucks
01:34:40

Cody and The Young Bucks are “All In” and spreading the word!  Not that they need help. Their upcoming pay-per-view event did sell out the Sears Centre in Chicago in 30 minutes!  And that’s just one of the stories they’re telling about “All In.” You’ll discover who named it and why, what happened behind-the-scenes at the “disastrous” press conference, how most veteran promoters (including Vince McMahon) reacted when they heard about the “All In” plan, and how they landed some big time, blue chip sponsors! Plus, Cody and The Bucks are sharing favorite matches, and Cody remembers the night Y2J took a punch from Big Show, and what Cody’s dad, Dusty Rhodes, had to say about it.

Aug 22, 2018
Jim Neidhart - Encore Presentation
01:18:06

In tribute to the late, great Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, here's an encore presentation of what turned out to be one of the last in-person interviews Jim granted. Jim shared stories about his nickname, the Hart Foundation tag team, Andre The Giant, Dynamite Kid, Davey Boy Smith, Stu Hart’s infamous dungeon, and the Calgary style!  He had Bret Hart’s back during the Montreal Screwjob (and a front row lockerroom view), a seat in the jam-packed van at Stampede Wrestling, and a crazy big paycheck at WCW (for doing absolutely nothing).  Plus, his son-in-law, Tyson Kidd, detailed a few memories of his own about the Hart clan, along with the night he broke his neck in the ring, and his truly miraculous recovery!

Aug 20, 2018
The Best/Worst SummerSlam Preview EVER!
01:50:52

Jack Slade brought a bottle of vodka and what he believed to be the Summerslam 2018 card, and sat down with Y2J in a Belgium hotel room to preview and predict the outcome of the 11 matches they knew about at the time of recording.  But of course there are plenty of shenanigans and side-track stories mixed in, including a visit by a drunk random dude who happened by, a Lenny Kravitz experience, and the reason Toto’s “Hold The Line” evokes the same memory for Y2J every time he hears it. You will definitely hear discussion about Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura, Nattie Neidhart, Charlotte Flair, Braun Strowman, The Miz, and Samoa Joe – it just might not all pertain to Summerslam. #BestWorstSummerslamPreview EVER

Aug 17, 2018
The Satanic Government
01:20:43

Flat Earth Realist David Weiss is back and this time he brought a mysterious friend, RV (short for Russian Vids), to explain the secret workings of the Satanic Government, and the way these shadowy people control and dictate society.  David and RV explain why they believe the Satanic Government faked some of the biggest tragedies and mass shootings in human history. They share their theories behind 9/11, the JFK assassination, the Boston Marathon, and last Fall’s Las Vegas shootings. RV also cites evidence to prove his theory that WWE’s Vince McMahon is in the know, and how the Satanic Government uses WWE programming to spread their mind-control messages. Plus, David and RV reveal why movies like “Back To The Future” and Roddy Piper’s “They Live” are not the fiction stories they appear to be.

Aug 15, 2018
Beer City Bruiser
01:13:04

Ring Of Honor’s Beer City Bruiser spent four years training under Harley Race, has his father-in-law to thank for his ROH gig, and gets paid to spit beer on Japanese wrestling fans! He’s also got a great Dusty Rhodes story involving a fur coat, some details on his feud with Cheeseburger, the story behind one of his first gimmicks “Din T. Moore,” and the best advice he got from Bully Ray.

Aug 10, 2018
For The Love of Dee Snider
01:07:20

Dee Snider returns with a brand new solo album, “For The Love Of Metal,” and a bunch of stories about writing and recording it with Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed fame. Dee’s also talking about his Beatle boots, Twisted Sister’s farewell shows, the loss of drummer AJ Pero, and why he owes Mick Foley a debt of gratitude.  Plus, you’ll discover why Twisted Sister called it quits initially, what got them banned from certain cities and venues in the 80s, and how they eventually reformed in the 2000s.

Aug 08, 2018
Halestorm Gets Vicious
01:10:59

You asked for it; you got it! Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger of Halestorm are sharing stories about the making of their new album “Vicious,” their best Spinal Tap moments (mostly involving Lzzy’s brother & band drummer Arejay), opening for DIO, and the stage mishaps that make for the most interesting memories! Lzzy’s also talking about advice she’s received from some of her musical heroes like Pat Benatar and Heart, what it’s like being a woman in an industry dominated by men, and why she’s immersed herself in learning Randy Rhoads guitar solos.

Aug 03, 2018
WWE in MSG - Ups & Downs In The World's Most Famous Arena
01:11:41

Busted Open Radio’s Dave LaGreca and Mark Henry are talking WWE at Madison Square Garden, and the storied legacy of the promotion and the venue through the years… what it meant and still means to get over at the Garden, some of the historic events and matches that have taken place through the years (including the first-ever Elimination Chamber), Bruno Sammartino’s championship run, and the unique fan interaction. Mark and Y2J remember their best and worst MSG performances, and Dave recalls the first time he saw Hulk Hogan wrestle there. They also talk about the future of the Garden, and the fact that it will be dark during next year’s Wrestlemania.

Aug 01, 2018
Ultimo Dragon Unmasked
00:52:48

Yoshihiro Asai aka Ultimo Dragon is one of Y2J’s oldest friends and biggest rivals in the wrestling biz, and he tells you exactly how he and Y2J met in 1993 in Mexico City. He’s also talking about the origin of his Ultimo Dragon gimmick, who designed his mask, and how he came up with the Asai Moonsault. Ultimo Dragon remembers his time in WCW (including his first match against Rey Mysterio), why things didn’t work out as planned at WWE, and the arm injury and surgery that nearly ended his career.  Plus, he shares stories about his time at WAR, his love of New Japan Pro Wrestling as a kid, and his former student, Okada!

Jul 27, 2018
50 Years of Rolling Stone Magazine
00:58:47

Rolling Stone Magazine Senior Editor Patrick Doyle has interviewed some of the biggest icons in rock and roll – The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. He spent a week with Kid Rock, played basketball with Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons, followed Ed Sheeran for two weeks, and hung out with Kings Of Leon. He’s also been shut down by Tom Waits and Beyonce, and got into a bit of trouble with 5 Seconds of Summer. Patrick reveals the journalism lessons learned from Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, and what it really takes to make the cover of the legendary mag!

Jul 25, 2018
KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park Watch-Along with Team Tiger Awesome - BONUS EPISODE!
01:42:58

Chris Jericho went to a super-secret location in LA recently (Nick Mundy’s house) to do a watch-along of “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park” with the Team Tiger Awesome crew. Okay, so it was just Nick Mundy and Michael Truly.  Clint Gage was a no-show with very good reason as you’ll discover when Jericho reads a letter penned by Clint explaining his absence. So anyway, Jericho, Mundy & Truly watched the movie start to finish and provided running commentary, more confusion, some explanation, and tons of nonsense for your listening pleasure!  And the convo was not just  limited to KISS, KISS music, KISS merch, KISS acting, KISS concerts, and KISS’ absence from the first 27 minutes of the film – they also discussed Scooby Doo, wrestling, Vince McMahon, the movie's cast, and Chinese food.

Jul 23, 2018
John 5 Comes Alive
01:12:50

Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 got his first big break with KD Lang, was fired from Marilyn Manson’s band, and has a massive KISS memorabilia collection you can see on Instagram @knightsinsatanservice. John 5 also wrote and recorded two albums with David Lee Roth, and shares plenty of stories about that experience along with the time he was dissed by Rob Halford as a teenager in Detroit, and what happened when he spontaneously jumped in an elevator with Gene Simmons from KISS. Plus, he's dropping some 411 on the new Rob Zombie studio album coming out early next year.

Jul 20, 2018
Bruiser Brody - 30 Years Later
01:11:01

On July 30, 1988, Bruiser Brody was stabbed to death in the locker room shower before a scheduled match in Puerto Rico. Jose Gonzalez killed Brody, and was later acquitted of murder. Dave Meltzer returns to share what he remembers about the events leading up to and circumstances surrounding Brody’s tragic death, and offer thoughts as to how and why Jose Gonazalez was able to get away with it.

Jul 18, 2018
Something To Jericho... with Bruce Prichard
01:25:33

Bruce Prichard makes his solo debut to talk in-depth about Houston wrestling and legendary promoter Paul Boesch, who gave Bruce and his brother Tom, their start in the business!  Bruce remembers selling merch, ring announcing, and running Houston TV before jumping ship to Vince McMahon and the WWE. He shares details about his fateful meeting with Vince, and how Paul Boesch took the news, and then what happened when Vince McMahon bought out the Houston territory! Bruce also has stories about some of Houston’s most famous workers like Wahoo McDaniel, Jose Lothario, and Gino Hernanez.

Jul 13, 2018
OG Metallica Bass Player Ron McGovney
01:18:56

Ron McGovney is the original Metallica bassist, and it was his garage that not only hosted auditions for the band but also served as their first rehearsal space! Ron recounts how he met James Hetfield in junior high, what happened to their highschool band, Leather Charm, his first introduction to drummer Lars Ulrich (and what he thought when he heard Lars play), and how Dave Mustaine ended up in Metallica. He also shares details about Metallica’s first couple of live shows (including playing with Saxon at the Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip), how and why Ron was replaced by Cliff Burton, what his relationship with Mustaine was like during and after their days in Metallica, and how his friendship with James has survived over the years. Plus, Ron was at Metallica’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, and joined them onstage for their big 30th Anniversary concert in San Francisco!

Jul 11, 2018
Urban Legends Uncovered
01:13:12

“Killer Legends” documentary filmmaker Josh Zeman uncovers the origins, and in some cases true crimes stories, behind some of the creepiest urban legends… like The Hook, scary clowns, poisoned Halloween candy, and Cropsey! Josh also talks about Satanic Panic, The Mannerfeld Butcher, the Moonlight Murders, legend tripping, and Slenderman!

Jul 06, 2018
Strength Beyond Strength: The Life & Times of Vinnie Paul
01:04:43

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler join Y2J to pay tribute to their fallen brother, the late, great Vinnie Paul Abbott of Pantera, Damageplan, and Hell Yeah! They share favorite stories and memories about one of the nicest, most hospitable guys in music. They speak to his prowess as a drummer, his incredible relationship with his brother, Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott, his drive to honor his brother’s life and legacy… and of course tell tales about Vin’s crazy old-school limousine, his big breakfasts, and the cabana suite on his Dallas compound!

Jul 04, 2018
GLOW Season 2 Preview with Melrose & Yo-Yo
01:05:30

GLOW is back on Netflix for season 2, and two more Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are talking all about the return of 80s-themed wrestling show featuring big hair, neon colors, leg warmers, and every kind of suplex you can imagine! Jackie Tohn who plays “Melrose,” and Shakira Barrera who plays newcomer “Yolanda,” talk training with Chavo Guerrero, doing their own moves in the ring, and their favorite thing about their respective characters.  Jackie also shares stories from her experience on season 8 of American Idol, and Shakira reveals what it was like working as a backup dancer for Jennifer Lopez!

Jun 29, 2018
Steve Austin - Stone Cold RockNRoll
01:14:38

Stone Cold Steve Austin returns, and this time he’s talking about the origins of wrestling entrance themes, which started in the Dallas territory at the Sportatorium where Steve launched his own career. He’s also talking about the inspiration behind the Stone Cold entrance, along with some of his personal favorite songs and bands. And he’s got a great story about the KISS concert he never saw as a kid, and what happened to him at a Motley Crue show in the 80s. And if you’re wondering about those compilation CDs from back in the day, “Stone Cold Metal,” and “Stone Cold Country,” he’s got the 411 on those as well!

Jun 27, 2018
Dave Meltzer on Dave Meltzer
01:25:26

Dave Meltzer returns to talk about… HIMSELF!  This is Dave Meltzer on Dave Meltzer, and it includes everything – the first wrestling match he ever saw, his favorite wrestlers and matches, the origins of the Wrestling Observer and 5-star rating system. He’s talking about Pat Patterson, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, and Rey Mysterio. He recounts what it was like covering the Monday Night Wars and his relationships then and now with Eric Bischoff and Vince McMahon.  He has thoughts on today’s indie scene, and the pro-wrestling business in general, and theorizing what might happen to the biz when Vince is no longer running WWE. Plus, he explains last year’s 6-stars for Omega vs Okada, and why he rated the Shawn Michaels-Razor Ramon ladder match at the Garden higher than the Bret Hart-Owen Hart match that took place the same day.

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Jun 22, 2018
Lizzy Borden's Midnight Things
01:14:03

“The Decline of Western Civilization” made Lizzy Borden famous, but not a household name! And his blood-spewing, horror movie-inspired live shows and lyrics earned the attention of Tipper Gore’s PMRC, but unlike the popularity boost it gave W.A.S.P. and Judas Priest, that PMRC label only succeeded in knocking Lizzy Borden out of record stores! Well, Lizzy’s talking about all of that and his storied 30-plus year career in metal. He’s also sharing details about “Frizzy Lizzy Borden,” Alice Cooper, KISS, David Bowie, and the incredible offer from Gene Simmons… that he turned down! Lizzy remembers the Hollywood metal scene in the 80s, hanging at The Rainbow on the Sunset Strip, and losing guitarists to Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band.

Jun 20, 2018
Jericho vs Bischoff in WCW - the 83 Weeks Rebuttal
02:09:13

It’s rebuttal time as Y2J shares his own recollections about his time at WCW with “83 Weeks” cohost, Conrad Thompson. The tables are turned as Conrad guides the discussion through Y2J’s relationships with Eric Bischoff, Kevin Sullivan, and Scott Hall; his early matches; first big feud; the introduction and development of Ralphus; what really happened with Bill Goldberg and why that angle ended the way it did; the nWo; Jericho’s secret meeting with Vince McMahon and subsequent jump to WWE; the last ditch contract negotiations with Bischoff and WCW; and the ultimate demise of WCW.

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Jun 15, 2018
Derek Smalls Goes To Eleven
01:02:10

Legendary Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls cranks it to 11 on TIJ with some serious truth-telling to set the record straight about the hatchet job documentary, “This Is Spinal Tap.” He’s got scientific proof to refute the alleged stage screw-ups and tin foil zucchini mishap. He’s also talking Live Earth, Glastonbury, his preferred bathtub fitness routine, and his Lukewarm Water nickname. Plus, Derek’s got stories about recording his debut solo album, “Smalls Change,” and the many incredible guest musicians who helped him out with the concept record including Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Donald Fagen, and Dweezil Zappa.

Jun 13, 2018
AC/DC - From Angus to Axl with Chris Slade
01:07:12

Drummer Chris Slade returns to TIJ to talk AC/DC, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Axl Rose! He recounts how he was contacted by AC/DC’s manager about filling in for Rudd, who could no longer tour with the band due to his legal issues. Chris also shares details from Axl Rose’s AC/DC audition, what it was like touring with Axl, and how the band celebrated bassist Cliff Williams’ last night before retirement. Plus, you’ll hear about the time that Chris Slade met Bon Scott, and whether there may be more AC/DC gigs and albums in the future.

Jun 08, 2018
Wade Barrett's Vengeance
01:11:27

Wade Barrett (aka Stu Bennett in real life) returns to TIJ to talk about his departure from WWE and what he’s been doing since choosing to leave Vince McMahon and crew!  You’ll hear the why, how and when of that big decision, along with what came right after! Stu’s also talking about his move to NYC and his new acting career, including the movie “I Am Vengeance,” which will be in theaters this Fall… about the same time his new Netflix series, “Ultimate Beastmaster,” debuts And he’s got some thoughts on and insight to the very hot British wrestling scene!

Jun 06, 2018
Chris Tucker's Friday Rush Hour
01:07:20

Chris Tucker is bringing the funny to TIJ with stories from the sets of his most popular movies – “Friday,” “Rush Hour,” and “Jackie Brown!” He’s hung out with President Bill Clinton, U2’s Bono, and Oprah Winfrey.  Chris was also good friends with Michael Jackson and spent a lot of time at the Neverland Ranch; says he was inspired to do standup after seeing Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor; and tells the story about the gig that launced his Hollywood career!

Jun 01, 2018
Famous Bouncers with Paul Lazenby
01:04:53

Paul Lazenby is cohost of the “Killing The Town” podcast with Don Callis, one of Y2J’s oldest friends in the pro-wrestling business, a former MMA fighter, a Hollywood stuntman, a former bouncer, and a book author.  And he’s talking about all of that and more on TIJ!  Discover how Y2J and Lance Storm first met Paul at the Hart’s Family Wrestling School in Calgary, who came up with his first ever gimmick, his favorite and least favorite matches, and why he still travels the globe to watch wrestling. Paul’s also talking about fighting for Pancrase in Japan, his most dangerous movie stunts, working as a stunt double for Steve Austin, and how he ended up deliberately farting on Steven Segal.

May 30, 2018
Did Rocky Romero Invent Talk 'N Shop?
01:17:47

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Rocky Romero says he invented Talk ‘N Shop, and that’s why he wrote and recorded a diss track on Y2J, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson… for doing eps without Rocky and for doing ‘em wrong!  Hear that story along with Rocky’s tag team run in New Japan, how he made the transition to the New Japan office, what it was like training at the LA dojo with Finn Balor and Karl Anderson, and how New Japan catapulted Kenny Omega to star status! Plus, you’ll learn some nuances of the Japanese culture and language, what you should and shouldn’t buy out of a Japanese vending machine, and which is Rocky’s favorite alcoholic beverage sold in a can in Japan (and no, it’s not beer).

May 25, 2018
Classic Album Clash - Ozzy's "Blizzard" vs "Diary"
01:46:45

It’s Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary Of A Madman” vs “Blizzard Of Ozz” on this edition of Classic Album Clash!  And Fozzy guitarists Rich Ward and Billy Grey along with drummer Frank Fontsere, and special guest Merlin Alderslade, the editor of Metal Hammar magazine, join the debate over which album reigns supreme. They break them down track-by-track, share Ozzy stories and trivia in the process, discuss Randy Rhoads’ development and prowess as a guitarist, name favorite and not-so-favorite songs and solos, and cast a final vote for best album. Get in on the debate on twitter @TalkIsJericho!

May 23, 2018
And Justice For Five Finger Death Punch
01:05:34

Drummer Jeremy Spencer and guitarist Jason Hook from Five Finger Death Punch share the story behind FFDP’s origins – how they all got together and what finally convinced Jason to quit his gig with Alice Cooper and join FFDP. They’ve also got some details about FFDP’s new album, “And Justice For None.” Plus, Jason is talking about his killer new documentary, “Hired Gun,” which features all of the unsung musician heroes that play alongside some of music’s biggest legends! You’ll also discover some obscure 80s metal bands, who plays in Swinging Dildos, and why Jason calls Jeremy, “The Fonz.”

May 18, 2018
Freakshow Wrestling
01:11:34

Sinn Bodhi is the proprietor of Corey Taylor’s (of Slipknot fame) favorite wrestling company, Freakshow Wrestling in Las Vegas, Nevada… home to Franken Chicken! Sinn’s talking about all the crazy gimmicks that feature in his shows like Drugs Bunny, Andrea The Giant, God, Black Annie, Gaydolf Hitler, and the Ghost of Macho Man!  Discover how Freakshow came together, some of their most notorious matches, and why Chavo Guerrero ended up wrestling the Invisible Man! Plus, Sinn’s talking about his short-lived run at WWE at Kizarny, and what he learned from the late, great Dusty Rhodes.

May 16, 2018
With The Beatles Benante featuring Sami Zayn
01:44:50

Charlie “Beatles” Benante of Anthrax returns with special guest Sami Zayn to talk about the greatest band in rock and roll history – The Beatles!  They join Y2J in a discussion about three hand-picked albums: “Beatles For Sale,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” and “Abbey Road.” They’ve got fav and least fav songs, trivia and stories, and a thought or three about “Sun King.”

May 11, 2018
Daniel Bryan Returns... To Everything!
01:11:20

Daniel Bryan is BACK… and not just on TIJ!  Sure, he’s making a three-peat on this show, but he made a huge splash at WWE Backlash when he took out Big Cass last Sunday! So get ready to hear about his miraculous return to the ring, what it took to get back to wrestling, and why the YES chant is sweeter this time around! Plus, Daniel talks about living in John Cena’s house amidst all the strict rules, filming “Total Bellas” with wife Brie, his “plan B” if WWE had not cleared his return, working stiff, and the Bullet Club.

May 09, 2018
The Dark Matter and Mystery of Art Bell
01:14:37

Paranormal broadcasting legend Art Bell of “Coast To Coast” radio fame died on Friday, April 13th. Dave Schrader of Beyond The Darkness and Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer join Y2J to pay homage to the man who inspired all of them to do what they do.  They recount favorite Art Bell callers, guests, and topics, their own personal interactions with him, and the mystery surrounding Art’s own life, career and death.

May 04, 2018
The Young Bucks Take Over The World
01:09:34

The Young Bucks return to TIJ with tales of WWE invasions, cease & desists, and social media gone wrong (at least for friend Jimmy Jacobs). They’re talking New Japan, Pro Wrestling Guerilla, The Hardys, finishing moves, and FTR! Plus, they reveal who decides Bullet Club membership, and how they manage to run their merchandising empire out of their own garage!

May 02, 2018
Talk'n Shop SOBER in NYC
01:36:52

It’s Talk'n Shop SOBER in New York City… and that means the only shots that Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Chris Jericho, and rotating fourth, Curt Hawkins, are doing… are caffeine shots!  Recorded just before the RAW 25th Anniversary show, they’re telling stories about Terry Funk, Bill Goldberg, John Cena, Hornswoggle, and Steve Austin!  You’ll also hear the status of Gallows’ Tinder World Tour, what’s up with the cowboy boots, and what really happens when you pass out in front of the boys.

Apr 27, 2018
Craig Gass 2 - Electric Boogaloo
01:25:13

Craig Gass returns to TIJ with a huge announcement, and an arsenal of impressions including Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Sam Kinison, Mark Wahlberg, Lars Ulrich, and Al Pacino. He’s also got a great obscure impression, a story about meeting and befriending comedy legend George Carlin, details on his first introduction to Howard Stern, his epic fail at his first open mic, and an embarrassing run-in with Gene Simmons.

Apr 25, 2018
The X Factor of Blaze Bayley
01:22:53

Former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley caps UK Week on TIJ!  Hear the story of how he came to front Maiden after Bruce Dickinson originally left during the height of the band’s popularity, and how Blaze found out that he was no longer in Maiden because Bruce and Adrian Smith were both coming back! Blaze has stories about the crazy stadium tours, writing and recording two albums with Maiden, and working with guitarist Steve Harris.  He also has one big regret about his time with Maiden, and you’ll hear that too! Plus, Blaze has a new solo album out – it’s the last in a trilogy of albums that he’s been working on the last three years and it’s got quite an epic sci-fy story behind it.

Apr 20, 2018
In Memoriam - Bruno Sammartino Encore Presentation
01:56:30

TIJ pays tribute to the late, great Bruno Sammartino with this encore presentation of an episode originally recorded in December of 2016 and first released in June of 2017. 

He’s a legend, a pioneer, and held the World Championship for 12 years! Bruno Sammartino’s on TIJ! It’s an epic interview covering Bruno’s childhood in Italy, including how he lived in a cave in the mountains for 2 years to escape the Nazis in WWII before finally emigrating to the United States. He explains how he discovered bodybuilding as a teen, when he first met Arnold Schwarzenegger, why he turned down the NFL & the Pittsburgh Steelers to wrestle for WWF and Vince McMahon, and how he became World Champ. You’ll hear why he was blackballed from pro-wrestling, how he found his way back, what he thinks about his own WWE Hall of Fame induction, and how he ended up in a ring wrestling an orangatang! He’s also sharing stories about some of his incredible matches with the likes of Ivan Koloff, Killer Kowalski, Bill Watts, and Larry Zbyszko.

Apr 19, 2018
WWE UK with British Strong Style
01:18:00

Tyler Bate, Trent Seven, and Pete Dunne have been tearing it up on the British indie wrestling scene for years, and are now making waves in the States at NXT.  Hear how they got signed to WWE, what Steven Regal did for their respective careers, what they hope to accomplish in the States, and some of the biggest differences between England and America.  They’re also talking Mustache Mountain, Will Ospreay, Marty Scurll, the Butlins Camps, and wrestling tribute shows.

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Apr 18, 2018
Flat Earth Philosophy with David Weiss
01:15:06

David Weiss has come to an understanding about the earth – that it’s flat and not globe-shaped as we’re taught in school. The host of “The Flat Earth” podcast uses science and research to debunk some long-held beliefs about Planet Earth. He covers solar eclipses, the gravitational pull of the moon on oceans and tides, airplane flight paths, Antarctica, NASA images and pictures, the firmament, the horizon, and “predictive programming.” He also explains why Flat Earth is not accepted by the mainstream, and why more prominent leaders and celebrities are reluctant to publicly support the flat Earth.

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Apr 13, 2018
Nita Strauss - From School's Out to Shinsuke
01:17:49

Hurricane Nita Strauss is a kick-ass guitar player in Alice Cooper’s band, and also just played Shinsuke Nakamura to the ring at Wrestlemania 34. She’s a wrestling fan, calls Steve Vai her guitar hero, is about to be the first female guitarist to ever have an Ibanez signature guitar, played “Run, Run Rudolph” live onstage with Slash, Ace Frehley, and Dave Ellefson, and is also a member of The Iron Maidens.  She has a favorite wrestler, a favorite Alice song, and a great story from Motley Crue’s farewell tour.

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Apr 11, 2018
Teddy Hart Returns with Joey Janela
01:22:41

Teddy Hart was in a police chase, arrested, and spent 7 months in jail… but he considers himself lucky because it could’ve been 10-15 years!  Teddy’s telling that crazy story on his return to TIJ, and he’s also talking about his current run on the indie wrestling scene and how he hopes it’ll prove to WWE that he’s ready for another shot! Plus, Joey Janela drops in to talk about his Joey Janela’s Spring Break 2 wrestling show happening tonight at midnight in New Orleans, and what exactly inspired him to take a bump off the roof of a barn into the back of a pickup truck. The video went viral;  has millions of views… and now you’ll hear the story behind it.

Apr 06, 2018
The Best/Worst Wrestlemania Preview EVER!
01:37:55

Y2J and Fozzy production manager Jack Slade (who also happens to be the son of AC/DC drummer Chris Slade) preview this weekend’s Wrestlemania in New Orleans!  11 championship titles are on the line and they cover every single one (or at least attempt to).  They also predict the outcome of Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns, John Cena vs The Undertaker, AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura, Alexa Bliss vis Nia Jax, and Charlotte vs Asuka.  They weigh in on who should partner with Braun Strowman, Daniel Bryan’s return to wrestling, where Paul Heyman should be utilized next, and why the Bludgeon Brothers deserve to be Tag Team Champs.

Apr 04, 2018
Howard Jones Lights The Torch
01:12:40

Howard Jones’ band has a new name, Light The Torch, and their new studio album dropped today!  It’s called “Revival”… and Howard’s telling the whole story on TIJ!  He’s also speaking candidly about his battle with manic depression, the medication merry-go-round that affected his relationship with his former band, Killswitch Engage, and what exactly happened to Devil You Know. He’s sharing tour stories, camping stories, and stories about being mistaken for 80s British New Waver Howard Jones!

Mar 30, 2018
Classic Album Clash Nirvana - "In Utero" vs "Nevermind" with Big Cass
01:20:48

Big Cass is a Nirvana fan and that’s why he’s taking part in the Classic Album Clash Nirvana!  It’s “Nevermind” verses “In Utero” with Y2J, Big Cass, and personal trainer Rob from the Hard Nocks South gym in Florida (who also happens to be John Cena’s trainer).  They breakdown each track, talk album cover art, share all kinds of Nirvana trivia, and reveal personal favorites.  Which gets your vote? Chime in on twitter @talkisjericho!  

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Mar 28, 2018
The Outsiders 35th Anniversary with Danny Boy O'Connor
01:33:25

House of Pain’s Danny Boy O’Connor loves the movie “The Outsiders,” so much so that he bought the house used as the Curtis Brothers (Darry, Soda Pop, and Pony Boy) home in the film, and he’s turned it into “The Outsiders” museum!  Find out how he came to own it, what it’s taken to get it in museum shape, how he located many of the original props and costumes used in the movie, and which A-list stars from “The Outsiders” have helped out and come to see it.  Danny Boy’s got some great behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the movie, along with trivia about the cast and deleted scenes. Plus, Danny Boy’s also talkin’ House of Pain!

Mar 23, 2018
Chael Sonnen Sounds Off
01:22:38

Chael Sonnen is sounding off about everything as he returns to TIJ!  He’s got words about Braun Strowman’s angle at Fastlane and theories for what it means for Wrestlemania! He’s weighing in on Brock Lesnar’s UFC suspension and possible return to WWE. He’s got a definite opinion on Ronda Rousey, her influence in MMA, what she did for female athletes, and why he never considered her the best in the sport! He also offers up some words of advice as she makes her foray into WWE. He breaks down Phil Brooks’ (aka CM Punk) second chance at UFC, and why Dana White agreed to let him get back in the octagon.  And Chael’s also talking about his return to MMA – why he wanted to come back and what it’s like at Bellator.

Mar 21, 2018
Sami Callihan Against The World
01:05:00

Sami Callihan is the most controversial name in professional wrestling right now!  He’s got a huge chip on his shoulder. He’s pissed off, and he’s telling everyone why on TIJ! He’s got plenty to say about nearly costing Eddie Edwards his eye after smashing him in the face in the ring with a baseball bat. Yes, it was a horrible accident, but why isn’t Sami showing more remorse for what happened? You’ll find out. Plus, you’ll hear why he left WWE, what he’s doing for season 4 of Lucha Underground, whether his future with Impact is in jeopardy, and the best advice he ever got from Dusty Rhodes!

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Mar 16, 2018