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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
Classic Album Clash - KISS Alive vs KISS Alive 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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"

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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
Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots are back with a new singer AND a brand new, self-titled album, "Stone Temple Pilots" (coming out Friday 3/16/18).  Founding bassist Robert DeLeo and new singer Jeff Gutt fill in the details on Jeff’s audition process, writing & recording the new record, and playing their first live show together at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. Robert’s also talking about Scott Weiland as a frontman, a songwriting partner, and what led to the band’s final rift with him.  And he remembers Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and what he misses most about the one-time STP singer!

Mar 14, 2018
The Rock N Roll Twilight Zone with Richard Syrett

If you love mysteries and conspiracy theories and rock & roll, then Richard Syrett and “The Rock N Roll Twilight Zone” is the show for you!  Richard is the latest to join The Jericho Network, and he’s sharing some of his incredible stories and investigations on TIJ!  Was Jimi Hendrix murdered? What about the curse surrounding the Buddy Holly plane crash? Is Tupac Shakur really alive? Who exactly is a member of the 27 Club (musicians who died at the age of 27)? And did Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful predict Brian Jones’ death by drowning?  Richard answers all of that and more!

Mar 09, 2018
The Rise of Spotify with Allison Hagendorf

Allison Hagendorf is the Global Head of Rock for Spotify! If it’s on the #RockThis playlist, it’s because Allison put it there!  She’s a bonafide lover of rock, only sees concerts if she can be in the pit, and has spent serious hangout time with U2, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame, and the late, great Chris Cornell!  Nirvana changed her life; grunge spoke to her like no other music did… and Bottle Rock is her new favorite music festival. She’s got great stories, great music recommendations, and some inside scoop on how Spotify is disrupting the music industry!

Mar 07, 2018
Glenn Jacobs for Mayor - Live In Knoxville

Glenn Jacobs came to Knoxville to work for Jim Cornette at Smokey Mountain Wrestling, and basically never left! That’s why he’s running for Mayor of Knox County! Hear his political agenda along with many great stories about his days as a professional wrestler!  He talks about his WWE career including his first-ever gimmick as Isaac Yankem (the wrestling dentist), his debut as Kane, the mask, the glove, “The Brothers of Destruction” tag team with The Undertaker, beating Stone Cold Steve Austin for the World Championship, the run-in Y2J pulled on him in India, and “Team Hell No.”  He also explains why he loved working with X-Pac, what inspired him to cut his hair, and why Roman Reigns is one of his favorite wrestlers working today.

Mar 02, 2018
Takin' Care Of Business with Randy Bachman

He’s a music legend and fellow Winnipegger!  Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and BTO fame joins TIJ to talk about his love of The Beatles, his new George Harrison tribute album, “By George By Bachman,” spending 10 months on the road with Van Halen, and joining Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band!  Randy’s also got stories about the pizza guy who plays on BTO’s famous single, “Taking Care Of Business,” the stuttering in “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” and how he came up with the infamous guitar riff that is “American Woman!”  You’ll find out why he left The Guess Who at the height of his fame, how he overcame being blackballed in the music business, and what his buddy Neil Young did for Randy and BTO.

Feb 28, 2018
Taz Shoots Straight

Taz makes his TIJ debut! Y2J’s old friend from ECW and WWE shoots straight on leaving ECW for WWE, his relationship with Paul Heyman, the Taz gimmick, his locker room reputation, and that incident with Rob Van Dam. Taz also remembers his top secret meeting with Vince McMahon, how he became a color commentator (against his will) at WWE, and why he ultimately left the company. Plus, he shares his thoughts on the demise of ECW.

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Feb 23, 2018
Saxon with Biff Byford

Biff Byford and Saxon have a brand new album out, “Thunderbolt,” and Biff explains why it’s so important for them to release a new album every couple of years. He’s also talking about touring, including their first-ever tour of the States supporting Rush on the “Moving Pictures Tour.” He’s got stories about Judas Priest, Spinal Tap (which was inspired by Saxon), and Metallica! You’ll find out why he doesn’t do vocal warm ups, which songs are still his favorite to perform live, and why he gives a lot of credit to Lemmy and Motorhead for Saxon’s success. Plus, you’ll hear him champion the return of the cassette tape as a means to distribute music!

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Feb 21, 2018
All Access with Scott Ian

Scott Ian of Anthrax has a new book out. It’s called “Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life,” and he’s sharing some of his crazy rock & roll tales with us! Hear how he saved the life of Robert Trujillo from Metallica while snowboarding, why he needed Gene Simmons’ permission for something Anthrax-related, what he thought when CNN reported that Anthrax had changed their name to Basketful of Puppies, and where he was when he met Sir Paul McCartney! Scott’s also talking about his first KISS concert, his love of The Beatles, why AC/DC’s Malcolm Young is one of his musical heroes, and what it was like being the first dude in metal to rock a shaved head and a beard!

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Feb 16, 2018
Will Ospreay And His Missus

It’s Valentine’s Day & we’re not heartless at TIJ! That’s why we’ve got Will Ospreay and his Missus, Bea Priestley, on the show!  Hear the story of how they met (and the embarrassing way Will introduced himself), why they both love working in Japan, and how they handle the long distances and traveling in their relationship. Plus, Will breaks down his incredible match with Ricochet, and shares some hilarious behind-the-scenes stories about the feud and match that erupted with Vader as a result. Will and Bea are talking favorite matches, backyard wrestling, and how Australia reinvigorated Will’s career!

Feb 14, 2018
Chavo Guerrero on Chavo Guerrero

Chavo Guerrero returns to TIJ to talk about his father, Chavo Classic (aka Chavo Guerrero Sr.).  And he’s getting real… speaking openly about his dad’s problems, their complicated relationship, and the reasons Chavo Sr. was fired from WWE three times!  He’s also sharing some great stories about the angle they did with Eddie Guerrero, Chavo Classic’s feud and great friendship with Roddy Piper, and Chavo Sr.’s run in Japan. Plus, Chavo breaks down some of his favorite matches of his dad’s, and what he learned about wrestling growing up in the Guerrero family.

Feb 09, 2018
Marvel vs DC Megawar!

If you thought the Monday Night Wars between WWE and WCW were something, wait till you hear about the Marvel vs DC rivalry!  These two comic book companies have gone head-to-head over the past 50+ years trying to gain the top spot in the world of comic books, and they’ve pulled out all stops to do it: spying, price-cutting, reneging on backroom deals, stealing artists and writers, and poaching character ideas. Reed Tucker chronicled all of the crazy stories in his new book, “SlugFest,” and now he’s sharing them with you! He & Y2J also talk favorite characters, most popular superheroes, obscure characters, and whether there will never be another iconic comic book character (like Spiderman, Batman, Superman, and Iron Man) in this lifetime.

Feb 07, 2018
Pour Some Phil Collen On Me

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen returns to TIJ to talk 30 years of “Hysteria” – from the Florida strippers who helped break “Pour Some Sugar On Me” to the signature Def Leppard harmonies to the production genius of Robert John “Mutt” Lange! Phil’s also talking about the new Tesla album (which he produced), his fav TV shows (“Walking Dead” and “Game Of Thrones”), and his blues band, Delta Deep, featuring Robert DeLeo of STP fame, drummer Forrest Robinson, and singer Debbi Blackwell-Cook.

Feb 02, 2018
James Ellsworth Comes Full Circle

James Ellsworth returns to TIJ to talk about his recent release from WWE, how he feels about it, and what he plans to do next.  They also talk about his 16-month run on the main roster, the women's division Money In The Bank match he helped Carmella win, working against John Cena, "Talkin' Smack," Ellsworth's title match against AJ Styles, and surfing with Shinsuke Nakamura!

Jan 31, 2018
The Montreal Screwjob - 20 Years Later

It's been 20 years since the Montreal Screwjob, and pro-wrestling is still feeling the effects of that fateful night! It completely changed how wrestling was presented on TV. Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter joins TIJ to break down one of wrestling's most historic moments – from the 12 months that that led up to it to the night-of to the aftermath. Dave's got stories from the locker room, and details from conversations he had with both Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. Dave & Y2J also discuss all of the "what-ifs"… like how WWE might not have risen to its extraordinary heights in the late 90s, early 2000s with the Attitude Era; how the villainous Mr. McMahon character may never have happened; and how WCW may have won the Monday Night Wars!

Jan 26, 2018
Andy Biersack Pulls Back The Vale

Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack returns to TIJ to talk "Vale," (the band's new studio album), touring with Asking Alexandria, and how changing technology influenced the songwriting and the live shows.  Andy's also living clean these days!  He's sober and working out, and explains what prompted the change in lifestyle.  He also shares some of his crazier "Drunk Andy" stories (like the time he mooned the audience at the Download Festival, and the time he jumped off a 30-foot statue in Los Angeles and broke his ribs). Plus, he's a KISS fan, and in addition to a fav KISS video & song, he's also got some thoughts on Gene Simmons' new "Vault" box set. 

Jan 24, 2018
True Crime Tales

True Crime Tuesday and Beyond The Darkness podcast host, Dave Schrader, brings plenty of true crime stories to TIJ… some involving ghosts, Ouija boards, and Slender Man!  He's also talking about the West Memphis Three, and Steven Avery, the subject of the Neflix docu series, Making A Murderer. Dave was following and investigating that case long before the Netflix show, and will share what he discovered as he interviewed people involved in Avery's case.  He's also sharing theories about Jack The Ripper, and HH Holmes, and a very recent case they just featured on the True Crime Tuesday pod.

Jan 19, 2018
Owens & Zayn... Together Again

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are together again as one of WWE’s newest tag teams! The dynamic Canadian duo are talking about their parallel careers, working together on the Canadian indies (against one Kenny Omega), their Hell In A Cell match against Shane McMahon, ping pong in the locker room, and the reason why their new tag team does not have a name! KO’s also got details on the infamous Vince McMahon headbutt, and a behind-the-scenes look at the Festival of Friendship! Plus, Sami reveals what happened when he dared to wish Vince McMahon a happy birthday!

Jan 17, 2018
Bruce Dickinson Returns To Push Your Buttons

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson returns to TIJ to share some stories from his new book, "What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography." He's talking about his 10 years as an airplane pilot, his 10 years out of Maiden (including why he left and what brought him back), putting on a benefit concert in the middle of warzone ravaged Sarajevo, crashing weddings in Poland, and cutting off his hair.

Jan 12, 2018