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

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The Young Bucks Are Killing The Podcast
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Matt and Nick Jackson return with tales from their new book, “Killing The Business From Back Yards To The Big Leagues” (available now at shopAEW.com). Hear how Matt superkicked Nick’s teeth out as kids, and broke their younger brother’s arm with an errant leg drop. They talk about the wrestling ring their dad built them in their backyard and how they turned that “backyard wrestling” into a legit promotion. They share stories about their friendship with Chris Kanyon, why they refuse to watch their PWG match against Bryan Danielson and Roderick Strong, the rise of The Bullet Club in Japan, building and growing their merch business, Hot Topic, and the greatest lesson they learned along their journey to AEW.
Nov 27, 2020
The Distant Memories of Dream Theater
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Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci and singer James LaBrie bring the live concert experience directly to your home with the brand new live album and film, “Distant Memories: Live In London” (out this Friday)! The band was on our when the pandemic hit, and the guys talk about what it was like to try to get home to the States, and then to continually cancel dates as the pandemic got worse and wore on. They talk about the time Dream Theater’s show at The Palace in Hollywood got shut down by the fire marshall, the impact that Rush and Neil Peart has had on their music and career, and why Eddie Van Halen’s passing hit them so hard too. They also tell some great behind-the-scenes stories about the making of “Scenes From A Memory,” including the reason why the entire album had to be remixed at the last minute! And of course, they’re working on new music, and tease when that may be ready for release. Plus, John talks about reuniting with original DT drummer Mike Portnoy on John’s solo album, “Terminal Velocity.” 
Nov 25, 2020
Court Bauer Talks MLW & WWE
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MLW Founder Court Bauer returns with tales about MJF, Vince McMahon, Jericho, and WWE! He shares stories from his two-years working as a writer in Vince McMahon’s creative braintrust, including behind-the-scenes details about Mickey Rourke’s appearance, Jericho’s surprise return to WWE in 2007, the Smackdown writers’ room, and a legendary Dusty Rhodes creative pitch. Court remembers the Gary Albright Memorial Show, Vince’s love of dick and fart jokes, and how much Court was helped by Jerry Brisco. Court also details the relaunch of MLW, the league’s upcoming Opera Cup Tournament (info at MLW.com), their new streaming partnerships, and their great roster of talent!
Nov 20, 2020
Corey Taylor's PodMFcast
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Corey Taylor returns with some fantastic stories about his new album, “CMFT,” and his recent “Forum or Against ‘Em” live stream concert! He talks about releasing music in the midst of a pandemic, playing an arena in front of NO audience, and how Slipknot barely made it home at the beginning of quarantine! Corey remembers Eddie Van Halen, seeing Janet Jackson before lockdown started, and the best & worst money he ever spent. He speaks to the rumors about him joining Anthrax and fronting Velvet Revolver back in the day, and shares some details on the horror movie he wrote and is about to start production on. Plus, you’ll hear what’s in store for Stone Sour and Slipknot in 2021.
Nov 18, 2020
Rob Halford - Confessions Of A Metal God
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The Metal God, Rob Halford of Judas Priest “confesses” all kind of stories including what it was like to live a secret, double life as a closeted gay man, and what happened when he was finally able to speak his truth. He talks about his surprise departure from Judas Priest, the road to reconciliation, and his relationship with Tim “Ripper Owens. He has tales about Fight, filling in for Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, and an update on guitarist Glenn Tipton’s health. Plus, Rob remembers the first time he ever heard Van Halen and what it was like sharing the bill with them at the 1983 US Festival. And of course he explains why he decided now was the right to time to put out his autobiography, “Confess.”
Nov 13, 2020
The Fights and Fortunes of Jake Hager
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It’s a solo Jake Hager with a black eye and bruised up face, and he’s breaking down the Bellator victory over Brandon Calton that did that to him! He’s talking about his training, his fight style, what went right and what didn’t during that fight. Jake is also sharing stories about his WWE days from working with John Cena to winning the title from Jericho to what he learned from Dutch Mantel. Jake recounts the circumstances surrounding his departure from WWE, what it was like to go to the indies, and the events (and conversations) that led him to AEW and the Inner Circle! 
Nov 11, 2020
Backstage At The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame
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There was no big induction ceremony and concert for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees due to COVID19, but they’re all being celebrated Saturday night (11/7) on HBO, and today on TIJ! Rock & Roll Hall of Fame CEO, Greg Harris, shares a ton of great stories about the Rock Hall, it’s inductees and exhibits! He breaks down how the ceremony comes together, how they choose who inducts the various honorees, and why some members of a band make the Rock Hall cut, but some don’t. He has tales about Metallica’s late-night museum visit, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello serving on the Rock Hall nominating committee, and the Sex Pistols’ public diss of their Rock Hall honor (and the members who later picked up their plaques). He’s talking Guns N Roses amazing performance without Axl Rose, Van Halen’s induction with no Eddie or Alex in attendance, Prince’s blistering guitar solo during the George Harrison tribute of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and Geddy Lee playing bass for Yes. And of course he speaks to why hip hop has been embraced by the Rock Hall, but metal is hardly represented!
Nov 06, 2020
The AEW End Game Of Miro
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Miro is “The Best Man” at AEW and has quite a story about what it took to get there! He’s chronicling his last few years at WWE from the time he originally asked for his release to being fired during the pandemic! He’s got stories about working with John Cena and The Undertaker, Wrestlemania, Rusev Day, his last WWE angle with Bobby Lashley, the time he got in trouble for cutting his hair, the 60-man Battle Royal he did in Saudi Arabia, and Southpaw Regional Wrestling. He’s also talking about the first time he met Tony Khan, his AEW debut, and the role that Chris Jericho played in that coming-out promo, Plus, Miro has few choice words for Jon Moxley.
Nov 04, 2020
The Top 10 Hideous Horror Films EEVVEERRR
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Halloween Week continues with Darcy The Mail Girl from Joe Bob Briggs “The Last Drive-In!” She and Jericho discuss their Top 10 Horror Film picks, and you might be surprised by what’s on their respective lists! They talk best kills, scariest killers, creepiest stories, and share trivia about some of the films. So get your scare on with Chris and Darcy, and also enjoy some horror movie recommendations from Corey Taylor, AEW’s The Blade and Allie, Fozzy’s Rich Ward, the one-and-only Joe Bob Briggs, and drummer Ed Aborn from Siren! 
Oct 30, 2020
The Curse of Fame - Hexed Movies & Music
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It’s Halloween Week, and we’re starting things off with the Curse of Fame! Why do fans believe that popular movies, musicians, and even songs are cursed? Kevin Eustace, host of the “We Need To Talk About Ghosts” podcast, returns to share weird stories and circumstances surrounding movies like “The Exorcist,” “The Omen,” and “Rosemary’s Baby.” He explains the links between the Manson Family murders, The Beatles, and Mia Farrow, the weird connection between John Lennon and the number 9, why many believe Lennon and Robert Johnson both sold their souls to the devil, and what happened to Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, Fleetwood Mac, and Buddy Holly that proves they’re cursed. Plus, hear the creepy story of the Hungarian Suicide Song and how it relates to both Mariah Carey and Black Sabbath, the mysterious disappearance of Iron Butterfly’s Philip Taylor Kramer, and the bad luck surrounding Harry Nilsson that led many to believe he was cursed too.
Oct 28, 2020
Santana & Ortiz - From The Inner City To The Inner Circle
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The Inner Circle’s Santana & Ortiz chose AEW over WWE, and explain why it was such a tough decision, and what ultimately made them pass on Vince McMahon’s company! They talk about their recent street brawl against Best Friends + Orange Cassidy, filming it one shot, and taking nasty bumps off side-mirrors, car hoods and engine blocks! They also share the story of their journey to AEW from the initial call from Cody to joining the Inner Circle to main-eventing the debut Dynamite show. Plus, they hit on LAX, Konnan, Impact, shoot jobs working security, the real New York, wrestling in Europe and Germany, and learning from Jerry Lynn.
Oct 23, 2020
Andrew Yang Slams The WWE
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Former Democratic Presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, pulls no punches when it comes to the WWE and how they treat their talent! He explains why, as a life-long wrestling fan, it’s so important for him to fight this battle, what he plans to do, and how he hopes it will change things! He also talks about his first introduction to wrestling, his favorite performers and matches, and what he loves about AEW. Plus, Andrew shares his thoughts on social media and why he feels it needs to be regulated, explains his universal income idea and how a pilot program is already positively impacting participants’ lives, and speaks to supporting Joe Biden and serving as an advisor to Joe and the campaign.
Oct 21, 2020
30 Wrestling Shows In 30 Wild Days
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Canadian Wrestling’s Elite has been doing 30+ live shows in the span of 30 days across Canada for quite a few years now! "Hotshot" Danny Duggan who founded the company talks about his unique business model, how he’s been able to build a Canadian National wrestling tour, and how he manages to land great talent year after year like Jake The Snake Roberts, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, and Juventud Guerrera. Danny and AJ talk about the Canadian wrestling scene, working with Kenny Omega and Daniel Bryan in their early days, their experiences on the Tony Condello Death Tour, getting pulled over by the cops, and how they’ve never had to cancel a single date no matter what kind of trouble they hit on the road (until COVID19)! Luckily, CWE saved 8 dates on this year’s tour, and tickets are available now at cwetickets.com. 
Oct 16, 2020
Happy Trails - A Tribute To Edward Van Halen
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Last week, the world lost one of the best, most innovative guitar players in history… the guy who created a movement, became part of the pop culture lexicon, and inspired (and continues to) generations of guitar players. The great Eddie Van Halen passed away October 6th at the age of 65 from cancer. So join Chris, and four of his guitar-playing friends who were all greatly inspired and influenced by Eddie – Trixter’s Steve Brown, who had a personal relationship with EVH; Steel Panther’s Satchel, an EVH disciple; Fozzy’s Billy Grey who picked up the guitar after hearing Eddie play; and Fozzy’s Rich Ward, who took from Eddie’s rhythm playing style. Together, they pay tribute – honoring Edward Van Halen’s playing prowess, his solos, his songwriting, his technical contributions to the guitar, and as you’ll hear, his incredibly friendly, warm human spirit – the inviting smile and humility that endured even when he wasn’t at his best. You’ll also hear EVH stories and memories from Charlie Benante, Mike Portnoy, Stryper’s Michael Sweet, AEW’s Frankie Kazarian, and Dave LaGreca from Busted Open Radio. And thanks to Steve Brown and Billy Grey for sharing some original EVH-inspired licks and music especially for this episode. RIP Eddie Van Halen. Rock & Roll is forever in your debt.
Oct 14, 2020
30 Years of After The Rain with Gunnar & Matthew Nelson
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So why did Chris Jericho have long, blonde hair when he first started wrestling? Because of Gunnar and Matthew Nelson! And why did the Nelson twins have long, blonde hair? Because Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora told them they should! Nelson and Chris Jericho have more in common than just blonde hair though – they’re both also celebrating 30-year anniversaries this month – Jericho’s 30th in wrestling, and Nelson’s 30th anniversary of the release of their major label debut, “After The Rain.”  Nelson tells the tale of making that album while flat broke, how they were able to become one of the biggest bands in the world with virtually no support and no money, and why after having such a tremendously successful first album, they almost didn’t get to release a second! They remember headlining tours because no bands wanted to take them on the road, what one guest VJ spot on MTV did for their career, being sidelined at Geffen Records in favor of grunge, what happened the night they met Cindy Crawford, and how COVID forced them to postpone their 30th Anniversary celebration plans.
Oct 09, 2020
Jericho & Luther Pt2 - 30 Years In The Making
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Chris Jericho’s 30 Years In The Making continues tonight (Wednesday 10/7/20) on AEW Dynamite as he faces off against longtime friend, Luther! It’s Jericho and Hagar versus Luther and Serpentico aka Chaos Project! So in honor of the historic match, Dr. Luther returns to TIJ to share some crazy stories about his time in South America, including having things thrown at him in the ring, being nearly shot by militia members, and having to explain barbed wire vs razor wire to avoid dying during a match! Luther also details his tryouts for ECW, WCW, and WWE, and the circumstances that prevented long-term contract offers from each company. Plus, Luther and Jericho explain how that 30-year wrestling road through Mexico, Japan, South America, and the indies all culminated in this huge moment on AEW Dynamite. And then there’s the story about Luther, Jericho, and Christopher Lloyd in Japan. RIP Eddie Van Halen! Thank you for the music!
Oct 07, 2020
Second Match Watchalong: Sudden Impact vs Ed Langley & Steve Gillespie - Oct. 10, 1990
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It’s the debut of Sudden Impact! Chris Jericho and Lance Storm had a great first pro match working against each other, but when it came to their second match, and first as a tag team, it was a completely different story! CJ gave this match 1 star in his own record keeping, and Lance hates this match so much, he didn’t want anyone to see it! Watch the match on Chris Jericho’s YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/Hu4XGJiATjo) and listen to this episode as Chris and Lance recount the circumstances leading up to them taking on veterans Ed “The Savage” Langley and Steve Gillespie in a Quonset in Strathmore, Alberta, the in-ring situation that created their “safeword” strategy, the controversial “Ric Flair Ball Shot,” and the story of Lance’s black boots with the lifts in them! Plus, they tell the tale of the Black Mamba, the curse of Les Thornton, how they jack-knifed the truck & trailer hauling the ring, and why Chris Jericho nearly quit wrestling at this point.
Oct 02, 2020
First Match Watchalong: Lance Storm vs Chris Jericho - Oct. 2, 1990
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On October 2, 1990, Chris Jericho and Lance Storm made their professional wrestling debuts - against each other - for the Canadian Wrestling Connection! And lucky for us, Lance Storm kept a video copy! And now you can watchalong with Chris and Lance as they breakdown that first match (watch the video at www.chrisjericho.com/watchalong), and analyze their respective performances. Chris gave the match 2.5 stars. Listen as they remember the first time they met, early gimmick ideas, and what they learned from the Hart Brothers wrestling school! They talk Owen Hart, the reverse victory roll, and Poison’s “Unskinny Bop.”
Sep 30, 2020
The True Secrets Of The Illuminati
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The mysterious Isaac Weishaupht runs https://illuminatiwatcher.com, and explains who they are, what they want, and how they plan to achieve their ultimate goal. He talks about the suspected celebrity illuminati members and why they “hide” in plain sight, the everyday symbols that really serve as subliminal messages from the illuminati, and the importance of the number 666. Isaac speaks to the Star Wars, Rolling Stones, aliens, and Kobe Bryant illuminati connections, and the role that Aleister Crowley plays in the illuminati belief system.
Sep 25, 2020
Classic Album Clash - Aerosmith's "Permanent Vacation" vs "Pump"
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The Classic Album Clash returns with a great battle between two Aerosmith classics – “Permanent Vacation” and “Pump!” And the guys from “Pod of Thunder” help determine which Aerosmith album comes out on top! Nick, Andy, and the mysterious Chris L. do the usual album cover comparison, production analysis, and of course the infamous song-by-song breakdown! And in true CAC spirit, they share some great stories, trivia, and plenty of ridiculousness that may or may not involve Macaulay Culkin, actor and comedian Tyler Perry, Sally Struthers, the Harold and Kumar movies, a classic 80s mixtape, and a couple of broken hearts (one of which may or may not be Chris Jericho’s).
Sep 23, 2020
The Art & Future of Filmmaking with Eli Roth & Mark Borchardt
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Eli Roth returns and this time he’s brought fellow filmmaker, Mark Borchardt. Mark is the creator and director behind the horror short, “Coven,” and the subject of the 1999 film, “American Movie,” which documented the 3 years Mark spent writing, shooting, and editing “Coven.” Mark and Eli talk personal movies versus studio films, the creative process, the benefit of film school, what it was like to shoot on actual film and have to wait for it to be developed, and how they feel about the future of movies and the theater experience in the age of COVID. The threesome also talk about some of their favorite movies and directors (like Werner Herzog), and Mark speaks to the “Coven” sequel and when that may be available. It’s a great discussion about the art of film! 
Sep 18, 2020
TIJ 700 Presents TalkNShop Reunion - Live From The Pandemic!
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Talk’n Shop returns to TIJ with the Good Brothers Karl Anderson and “The Big LG” Doc Gallows, and special rotating fourth (and original Talk’n Shop creator) Rocky Romero! And because of the pandemic, this one’s done social-distancing style with plenty of vodka, tequila, and beer on zoom video. Of course, there’s still total debauchery and chaos involved with guest appearances from Sex Ferguson, Toothless Stone Cold, and Reptile. There are also stories about the Chris Jericho Japanese Tour Book, Impact Wrestling, Haku, pissing on the Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla, and Talk’n Shop A Mania. Plus, the TNS boys break some news about another event, a new drink, and an original animated series. No children, animals or vases were harmed, corrupted, or peed on during the recording of this episode.
Sep 16, 2020
Thunder Rosa’s Women’s Revolución
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Thunder Rosa is the NWA Women’s Champion, but she had a hell of a match against Serena Deeb on AEW Dynamite last week, and then she made history by challenging AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida for the title! Hear the journey that Thunder Rosa took to AEW that includes a professional career as a social worker, a wrestling school that went defunct before she got a single day’s worth of training from them, a single match in Mexico, a couple of tours of Japan, and one fight in the MMA octagon! She’s got grit and determination, and she doesn’t take sh*t from anyone!
Sep 11, 2020
Blood, Sweat & Beers '91 - Craziest Tour In Rock History
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The “Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour” launched in May of 1991, and was Warrant’s first headlining tour of that size. It was Firehouse’s first big tour, and Trixter had already been on the road for 7 months when they got the call to open the bill. None of the bands had ever really crossed paths before, but by the time the tour wrapped in October, not only had they all become fast friends, they also ended up with one of the highest-grossing tours of the year. And then grunge happened, and almost overnight, the three bands found themselves virtually out of work. Warrant’s Eric Turner, Firehouse’s Bill Leverty, and Trixter’s Steve Brown and PJ Farley reunite to tell tales from that storied rock tour (probably the last of its kind) including the pranks they played on each other, the after-show hangouts, jamming in local bars, Jani Lane’s video game obsession, and the night Judas Priest’s Rob Halford came to see them play in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sep 09, 2020
Eddie Kingston Has a Big Mouth & Knows How To Use It
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Eddie Kingston was wrestling in the UK when the pandemic hit, and details the incredible journey he took to get back home to Florida (including a $200 uber ride)! Eddie is also a self-proclaimed “mama’s boy” and says that’s why he signed to AEW (he always does what his mama tells him to do)! But that’s not why he got into pro-wrestling. Eddie chronicles his wrestling journey from his days with Chikara to his run at Impact Wrestling to the public challenge he issued that landed him a shot challenging Cody for the TNT title, and ultimately a contact with AEW! Plus, you’ll hear how Eddie developed his character, and his incredible ability to cut promos. 
Sep 04, 2020
Rob Schneider - Asian Mommas, Chinese Noodles & Chris Farley
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Actor and comedian Rob Schneider just released a brand-new comedy special on Netflix called, “Asian Momma, Mexican Kids.” He filmed it just before the pandemic shut everything down, and explains what prompted his return to the stage, how his family inspires his comedy, and what it’s like doing stand-up during this time in the world. He also shares some great stories about his SNL days, creating some of those classic characters, and working with the great Chris Farley. You’ll hear what Chris was like off-camera and why Bill Murray was not a fan. Plus, Rob talks movie-making with Adam Sandler, and reveals what’s coming next once filming can resume!
Sep 02, 2020
Sam Adonis Trumps Lucha Libre
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Sam Adonis (little brother of WWE’s Corey Graves) is the guy that Lucha Libre fans loved to hate thanks to the heel gimmick that had him waving an American flag with a giant photo of Donald Trump’s face plastered to its center! Sam reveals what inspired the gimmick, why he loved being boo’ed by CMLL fans, and some of the real-life (and scary) situations the gimmick caused! Sam also spent 4 years living and wrestling in the U.K. after losing his deal with WWE. He talks about FCW including the advice he got from Steve Regal, why he was fired, what he learned from the experience, and how all of that eventually led him home to Pittsburgh and across the world to Japan. And if that’s not how you know Sam Adonis, maybe you know him from his appearance on the Talk’N Shop Mexico City TIJ episode with Jericho, Anderson, Gallows and special guest Enzo Amore (and Sam no longer has that girlfriend).
Aug 28, 2020
The Lost Songs & Fast Times of Don Dokken
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Dokken is releasing a treasure trove of unheard tracks from the band’s early years! The new album comes out Friday and is called “The Lost Songs: 1978-1981,” and famed frontman Don Dokken explains where and how this came together! He shares why the band had to go to Germany to get a record deal and make a name for themselves, why Ratt bassist Juan Croucier was in the initial Dokken lineup, and how The Scorpions factored into the band’s early success. Dokken talks about his love-hate relationship with guitarist George Lynch and the fist-fights they used to get into on a daily basis, how Metallica blew them off the stage on the Monsters of Rock Tour in 1988, and what he had to do to get his name back after losing the right to perform as Dokken! Plus, Don details the botched neck surgery he had earlier this year that’s left his arm and hands paralyzed, and Don unable to play guitar (or do much of anything really), and the intense physical therapy he’s undergoing in hopes of regaining use of his hands.
Aug 26, 2020
Smith & Myers Shinedown with Volume 1
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Shinedown singer Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers have a brand-new duos album coming out October 9th. It’s called “Smith & Myers Volume 1,” and it’s a collection of original and cover songs that the two started recording just before the pandemic forced everyone off the road and into lockdown. Restrictions finally loosened up enough for them to finish the album! They talk about the “Smith & Myers” song choices (including covers of INXS and Post Malone), the recording process, and the timing of this album. They also share some details about Shinedown’s upcoming 7th album, and tell road stories from their touring days with Van Halen and Iron Maiden! The first two singles, original “Not Mad Enough,” and a reimagined version of the Neil Young classic, “Rockin’ In The Free World” are available here: https://SmithAndMyers.lnk.to/NOTMADENOUGHPR https://SmithAndMyers.lnk.to/ROCKININTHEFREEWORLDPR Pre-Order “Smith & Myers Volume 1” here: https://SmithAndMyers.lnk.to/Volume1PR
Aug 21, 2020
The Infamous Island Death Match - Inoki vs Saito
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The Island Death Match between Antonio Inoki and Masa Saito took place October 4, 1987 on Ganryujima, a tiny, uninhabited Japanese island. Journalist Fumi Saito and Wrestling Observer Live host Jim Valley (who also hosts the Pacific Rim Wrestling podcast) recount the circumstances surrounding the match, the events leading up to it, and what to expect if you actually want to check it out for yourself. They share the backstory about Inoki’s New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion and Giant Baba’s All Japan, and their constant battle for talent, TV ratings, and fans. Fumi also knew Maso Saito, and visited him in a Wisconsin jail, after Saito was sentenced for an incident involving McDonald’s and the local police.
Aug 19, 2020
Y2J - The Early Years of the Savior of WWE
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Conrad Thompson returns to guest host a special episode about Chris Jericho’s early years at WWE. This was originally recorded in response to the “Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard” episode called “20 Years of Chris Jericho.” Chris shares his side of some of the stories and matches initially recalled by Bruce, including Chris’ first WWE opportunity, his long losing streak in those first years, his feud with Chyna, the arrival of Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit, Pat Patterson, the No Way Out 4-way, working with Kane at Last Man Standing, the 10-man tag at Summerslam with Rhyno, Triple H’s torn quad, the Invasion PPV, and his victories over The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same night that resulted in the Undisputed Champion title.
Aug 14, 2020
The Legend of Creem - America's Only Rock & Roll Magazine
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Boy Howdy! “Creem: America’s Only Rock & Roll Magazine” is an amazing documentary that provides a magical look into the mythical world of the music rag that launched in 1969 in Detroit, Michigan (about a year after “Rolling Stone”), and inspired countless musicians (including Metallica’s Kirk Hammet and the Chili Peppers Chad Smith) to start bands. Creem epitomized the sex, drugs and rock & roll culture of the music industry in the 70s, helped propel KISS to rock star status, counted Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed as fans, and unleashed a wild and disruptive newsroom into the homes of obsessed teens every month! Legendary journalist Jaan Uhelszki, director Scott Crawford, and JJ Kramer (son of Creem founder Barry Kramer) pull back the curtain and take us between the pages of “Creem!”
Aug 12, 2020
Tully & Arn Bust Brains in Their FIRST EVER Podcast Together
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Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard are together on a pod for the first time ever, and together again in wrestling at AEW for the first time since the 80s! Two of the greats in the biz talk about their tag team days, teaming with Ric Flair, their incredible run at Jim Crockett Promotions, why they left and signed with WWE, and what ultimately split them up. They talk Brain Busters, the Four Horsemen, Bobby Heenan, Dusty Rhodes, Bret Hart, and Andre The Giant. Plus, they detail their journey to AEW and what they think about the new company and its young talent.
Aug 07, 2020
Brian Posehn's Grandpa Metal Health
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Brian Posehn is a jack of all trades and master of many! He acts, does standup comedy, and even records his own music. He’s got a new album out, “Grandpa Metal,” which he wrote and recorded with Scott Ian from Anthrax, and yes, that was Brian you saw in an episode of DisneyPlus’ “The Madalorian.” So how exactly did he and Scott start this metal project, and who called him to be a part of the Star Wars Franchise? Brian’s telling all those stories, and adding a few more about meeting Geddy Lee from Rush, being made fun of by Metallica, and landing the part on HBO’s “Mr. Show” that ultimately made Brian’s career.
Aug 05, 2020
EC3 Controls His Narrative
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EC3 is back at Impact Wrestling, and he couldn’t be happier! He talks about his original departure (back when it was still TNA) and how the constant leadership changes from Dixie Carter to Jeff Jarrett to Billy Corgan played a role in his decision to leave. He also details his time at WWE including his two runs at NXT, how he was able to keep his EC3 gimmick, his relationship with Triple H, the last angle he worked with Jon Moxley, his concussion issues, and what he thought about being fired during the pandemic.
Jul 31, 2020
Back In Black 40 - Dissecting AC/DC's Masterpiece
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It’s the 40th Anniversary of AC/DC’s masterpiece album, “Back In Black,” and some of the biggest AC/DC fans of all time have been assembled to dissect the legendary record! Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, Fozzy guitartist Rich Ward, and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray share stories about the first time they heard the record, their favorite songs and performances, seeing the band live, Brian Johnson’s introduction to fans, producer Mutt Lange’s creative input, Bon Scott’s alleged contributions to the record, and the band’s distinct sound. They do a track-by-track breakdown, discuss Axl Rose’s guest spot with AC/DC, and speculate on a new AC/DC album and possible future tour.
Jul 29, 2020
35 Years of Back To The Future... Present & Past
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It’s the 35th Anniversary of one of Le Champion’s favorite movies, “Back To The Future,” and who better to mark the occasion than Brad Gilmore, host of “Back To The Future, The Podcast,” and author of the book, “Back From The Future: A Celebration Of The Greatest Time Travel Story Ever Told!” Brad shares loads of trivia, behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the movie, how Steven Spielberg got involved, and some of original casting choices. He also covers the history of the trilogy, the animated series, the toys, and the stipulation that director Robert Zemeckis agreed to in order to get Michael J. Fox.
Jul 24, 2020
Sonny Kiss Will Kick Your Ass
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Sonny Kiss has great stories about Rowdy Roddy Piper, Pat Patterson, Rey Mysterio, and Joey Janela! He also chronicles his to journey to AEW, his experiences in Lucha Underground, how a background in dance influenced his move set in the ring, and the nerves he felt about challenging Cody for the TNT Championship. Plus, Sonny shares thoughts about #BlackLivesMatter, the LGBTQ community, gender fluidity, diversity in wrestling, and what it means to be a true role model.
Jul 22, 2020
Haunted AF Is Scary As Hell
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Julie Fisk & Rebekah Black are Haunted AF. Okay, so they’re not, but their podcast is! They’re sharing their own real-life ghost stories as well as some of their favs for their many episodes! They’ve got creepy stories about haunted objects, dead pets, ghost grandmas, and even a paranormal event involving a ring doorbell! They talk about evil locations, spirit attachment, and the time they went searching for Big Foot.
Jul 17, 2020
The Larger-Than-Life Life Of Andre The Giant
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Pat Laprade, author of the new book, “The Eighth Wonder Of The World: The True Story of Andre The Giant,” shares some of the childhood stories he discovered about the wrestling legend. Pat and Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer also talk about acromegaly, the disease that caused Andre’s giantism and why he never got it treated, Andre’s relationships with both Vince McMahon Senior and Junior, his historic feud with Hulk Hogan and how that provided the foundation for the WWF pay-per-view business model, his dislike of Macho Man Randy Savage, and some of their favorite Andre matches. Plus, they finally set the record straight on exactly how many beers Andre could drink in one sitting!
Jul 15, 2020
For The Love of Nickelback
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Nickelback have sold over 50 million albums, they’ve sold out Madison Square Garden, and they’ve been nominated for 6 Grammy Awards! They also rank as the second best-selling foreign act of the 2000s in the US behind only The Beatles! So why the hell do they get so much hate? Guitarist Ryan Peake and bassist Mike Kroger talk about that, and lots of other things, including signing with extreme metal label Road Runner Records, working with famed producer Mutt Lange, and the job that Mike had that inspired their name! Plus, singer Chad Kroeger was great friends with “the brothers” – Darrell “Dimebag” and Vinnie Paul Abbott, and he shares when he first met them, how they became fast friends, and the hilarious gift he got from Vinnie Paul!
Jul 10, 2020
Newsflash - Dasha Gonzalez Has A Great Personality!
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Dasha Gonzalez is funny, fierce, and full of personality! There’s nothing robotic about her AEW commentary, ring announcing or the stories she shares about her WWE tryout, her first-time ring announcing, and dealing with overzealous fans! Dasha also explains how one online application landed her a spot on The Rock’s “Titan Games” fitness competition show, what The Rock said about her performance, and how a freak Achilles injury nearly derailed the whole thing! Plus, Dasha details her journey to AEW and a seat in the Spanish announce booth!
Jul 08, 2020
Terrifying True Crime Tales
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Billy Jensen is a true crime investigative journalist and author, and host of "The Murder Squad” podcast. He’s helped to solve numerous crimes, and shares some of those stories. He also details the case of the little-known serial killer, the Golden State Killer, who is the subject of the new HBO Documentary “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark.” Billy helped finish the book that the documentary is based on, and explains how he got involved in the project. Plus, he’s an avid wrestling fan and not only attended the first-ever Wrestlemania, but was also in attendance the night that Hulk Hogan win his first WWF championship. 
Jul 03, 2020
I'm From Winnipeg You Idiot... Happy Canada Day!
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It’s Canada D’eh! And that means Chris Jericho’s childhood friends from the Great White North (Winnipeg to be exact), Dave Spivak and Rybo, return to celebrate all things Canada! They talk about their favorite Canadian TV shows, rock bands, food, and landmarks. They also remember the things they had to cross the border to get, what happened when the Jets left Winnipeg, and the time that Lars Ulrich of Metallica rear-ended Rybo’s girlfriend!
Jul 01, 2020
Luther - The Original Death Dealer Hits The Big Time
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Dr. Luther (aka Len Olson) is one of Chris Jericho’s oldest and closest friends in wrestling, and he returns to TIJ to talk about his journey to AEW! Hear about his lengthy audition process, and his memorable signing day. He’s also talking about his early days wrestling in Japan, the origins of the Luther character and what “The Warriors” and “Silence Of The Lamb” movies had to do with it, the Japanese fans’ reaction to the gimmick, wrestling Leon Spinks, and how things ended for him with FMW in Japan. 
Jun 26, 2020
Classic Album Clash: Metallica - Load vs Reload
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The Classic Album Clash returns and this time it’s a battle between Metallica’s “Load” and “Reload” albums! OG CAC debater Frankie Kazarian, and former MLB player, Cody Decker (who also happens to be married to AEW’s Jenn Sterger) are both diehard Metallica fans and join the debate about which songs, performances, riffs, artwork, and ultimately album, reigns supreme! They also share a load (pun intended) of Metallica trivia, concert stories, and personal anecdotes. Join the fun and cast your own vote on twitter @TalkIsJericho.
Jun 24, 2020
Ref Week Pt 2 - Mike Chioda Talks 35 Years in The WWE
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Mike Chioda spent 35 years reffing at WWE and has some pretty incredible stories about paying his dues working for Gorilla Monsoon, traveling with the likes of Rey Mysterio, R Truth, Jack Swagger, and the late Joey Marella, making wine runs for Andre The Giant, being ribbed by Owen Hart and Dynamite Kid, and learning the ropes as a young ref in the business. Mike also shares some of his favorite matches and talent like The Rock, Hulk Hogan, and Eddie Guerrero, and how he basically ended up as Chris Jericho’s personal referee for a while. He’s also talking about his recent release from WWE, the circumstances surrounding it, and what he hopes to do in the not-so-distant future.
Jun 19, 2020
Ref Week Pt 1 - Aubrey Edwards Follows The Rules of AEW
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AEW Ref Aubrey Edwards is one of the most popular refs in wrestling (and the bane of Chris Jericho’s existence)! She gave up a ten-year career in the video game industry to join the carnival that is professional wrestling! Hear her journey from the indies to AEW and what happened during the 3-years in between! She talks ref training (hers and helping others), writing the AEW rulebook, and dishes on some of her favorite talent to work with and favorite matches to date. She also shares her WWE reffing experience!
Jun 17, 2020
Backstage at Download - Europe's Biggest Rock Festival
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Andy Copping is “Mr. Download,” the face and booker of Download Fest, one of the most popular rock festivals on the planet. And like the rest of the concert industry, Download had to cancel their festival this year, which was slated to take place this weekend at Castle Donington, due to the COVID19 pandemic. So today, Andy’s sharing some of his favorite stories, moments, performances, and happy accidents from the Festival’s history. He’s telling tales about Metallica, AC/DC, Korn, Linkin Park, Iron Maiden, Muse, Slipknot, Ozzy Osbourne, Limp Bizkit, and more! He’s also sharing the history of Download, its connection to the Monsters of Rock festival, and what they have planned for 2021! And be sure to check out Download TV on YouTube Music THIS WEEKEND ONLY featuring live concerts and interviews with your favorite bands! 
Jun 12, 2020
The Inner Circle Spills The Inner Secrets of Stadium Stampede
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They made history on AEW and now they’re making history on TIJ! The Inner Circle is all together for the first-time ever on a podcast, and breaking down the Stadium Stampede from Double or Nothing! Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, and Santana and Ortiz spill the secrets behind the making of the epic match that involved a good old-fashioned Western bar brawl, a horse chase, a swimming pool, a moonsault off the goal post, a One-winged angel 15-foot plunge between stadium levels, and 100-yards of Northern Lights suplexes. They also talk about the formation of the Inner Circle, what inspired the Bubbly Bunch, the creation of the Flim Flam dance, and the chaotic in-ring confrontation with boxing legend Mike Tyson.
Jun 10, 2020
The Best of Times with Dennis DeYoung
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Original Styx singer Dennis DeYoung has one of the most distinct voices in rock and roll, and it sounds amazing on his new studio album, “26 East,” named for the address of this parents’ home in Illinois where he got his musical start! Dennis talks about forming Styx, writing and singing on 7 of the band’s 8 Top 10 singles, opening for KISS, his friendship with Gene Simmons, the story of “Mr. Roboto,” and the real reason why he’s no longer in Styx and why fans will never see a reunion of the original lineup. He also does a killer chorus of Fozzy’s “Judas” acapella to start the show!
Jun 05, 2020
The Perseverance of Pineapple Pete... with Suge D
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Pineapple Pete aka Suge D aka Sugar Dunkerton made a fortuitous choice when he threw his pineapple Hawaiian shirt into his overnight bag before his last-minute trip to Atlanta for the AEW TV tapings. His extra spot turned into a spotlight match with Le Champion, and became one of the breakout angles of AEW’s taped, empty-arena shows! And now Suge D and Jericho are telling the whole story of how this spontaneous story came to be, including the importance of Pineapple Pete’s promo, and deliberate quickness of the in-ring match. Suge D is also a veteran wrestler of the indie scene who spent a few years working in England. He’s telling those tales and offering some great words of wisdom and inspiration for all those pursuing their dreams!
Jun 03, 2020
I Think We're Alone Now with Tiffany
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80s pop icon, Tiffany, is all grown up and still making music! She’s just no longer performing in shopping malls! The super talented singer is talking about her new acoustic album, her new Cooking Club, and explaining why “I Think We’re Alone Now” is still her favorite song! She’s also sharing stories about getting started when she was 15, graduating from live shows at malls to real venues, and eating bugs and other gross stuff on the reality TV show “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!” Plus, she recalls doing Hulk Hogan’s “Celebrity Championship Wrestling,” and makes a case for being invited to do “The Masked Singer!”
May 29, 2020
Cardona & Myers vs Ryder & Hawkins
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Matt Cardona (aka Zack Ryder) and Brian Myers (aka Curt Hawkins) hated each other when they first met, but all that changed thanks to one thing – action figures! And that one thing made them instant friends, longtime tag partners, and co-hosts of the “The Major Figure Wrestling Podcast!" Matt & Brian are talking about all that – from their initial WWE signings to their time in developmental to being called up to work with Undertaker to winning the Tag Team Championship at Wrestlemania. They’re also chronicling their many firings, including the most recent, and some of the crazy matches and stories that happened in between.
May 27, 2020
Lance Archer - The Making of the Muderhawk Monster
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The Murderhawk Monster, Lance Archer, says there’s a reason for his name, and a process to taking care of those blood red braids! He also recounts his journey to AEW, starting with his indie days in Texas, his stint with TNA, his very short run with WWE, and his incredible success with NJPW. He’s got great stories about Vince McMahon, Johnny Ace, Arn Anderson, and Tiger Hattori! Plus, he’s talking Killer Elite Squad, Will Ospreay, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and wrestling in empty arenas. And then there’s something about raw horse meat, Shelton Benjamin, and the NJPW locker room.
May 22, 2020
Episode 666 - A Damien: Omen II watchalong with Kevin Smith
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It’s episode 666 of TIJ and what better way to mark the creepy occasion than with a “Damien: Omen II” watchalong with our fav fellow film buff, Kevin Smith! You know the drill – you do the first half of the movie here, and then you immediately jump to Smodcast to finish the viewing!  And you better believe, both eps are filled with great trivia about the making of the movie, the scenes and the setting, the Oscar-caliber cast, the award-winning composer, and why this was so taboo for the time! Plus, Chris and Kevin share their own childhood tales about experiencing the movie for the first time, and how it went on to affect their own respective lives and creative careers!
May 20, 2020
Owen & Martha - Hart to Hart
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It's a love story for the ages, and one that was cut far too short by tragic events. Martha Hart opens up about her love affair and life with late husband, Owen Hart. She recalls meeting him when she was 15-years old, her first introduction to his crazy family, traveling the world with Owen during his early wrestling days, and what it was like for him when brother Bret left WWE with Owen still there under contract. She shares how they spent their down time, Owen's favorite movies and foods, and what he really wanted to do when he finally retired from wrestling. She also shares some details about her lawsuit with WWE after Owen's death, and how that resulted in amazing foundation, growth, and work of the Owen Hart Foundation.
May 15, 2020
The Jovial Jive of Bruce Jingles
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Bruce Jingles was a crowd favorite who played to standing ovations and a packed theater on the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea Part Deux in January, and he’s sharing those stories and so much more!  Hear about his friendship with Eddie Murphy’s brother, Charlie, and his junior high friendship with Ice Cube, and what Bruce heard about Bill Cosby years before the comedian’s fall from grace! Bruce also talks about his unique name, why he doesn’t want to be known as a “weed comic,” and how come he ranks Dave Chapelle over Richard Pryor when it comes to his favorite comedians.
May 13, 2020
The Top 10 Terrifying Tales Of Stephen King
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What are Chris Jericho and Jojo Feeney’s (from “Keepin’ It 100 with Konnan” pod) Top 10 Stephen King books? The answers will definitely surprise you, but will include stories and trivia about “The Shining,” “Carrie,” “The Stand,” and “It.” They talk about the movies and mini-series made from King’s books like “Misery,” “Under The Dome,” “Pet Cemetery,” and “Christine.” You’ll hear analysis on favorite characters, plot lines, scenes, and sequels. Plus, they talk about some of Stephen King’s great music references, and his amazing storytelling ability.
May 08, 2020
The Revival of The Revolt
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The tag team formerly known as The Revival at WWE are no longer with the company, and have a brand new identity, The Revolt!  Cash Wheeler (formerly Dash Wilder) and Dax Harwood (formerly Scott Dawson) asked for their release 15 months ago, and explain in full detail, why it didn’t happen until recently. They speak to Vince McMahon’s dislike of their North Carolina accents, the costumes & gimmick he pitched them in a last-ditch effort to keep them, and the state of the tag team division at WWE. They also share stories about their mentor and friend, the late great Dusty Rhodes, their chemistry as a tag team and why they don’t want to wrestle as singles, and their old-school, throwback style.
May 06, 2020
Under The Black Hat of Jim Ross
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Good Ole JR, Jim Ross, returns to share stories from “Under The Black Hat,” his latest autobiography that really tells the story about two specific relationships in his life – his relationship with Vince McMahon, and JR’s relationship with late wife, Jan. JR paints a fair portrait of his days at WWE working for Vince, including some of the disrespectful “ribs” that McMahon pulled on JR like Dr. Heiney, and moving JR from RAW to Smackdown on live TV during the draft. JR also talks about convincing McMahon to sign Mick Foley and Chris Jericho, how he developed such a close friendship with Steve Austin, and what McMahon said to JR when JR told him he was signing with AEW.
May 01, 2020
Classic Album Clash - Barren Cross - The Best Band You've Never Heard Of!
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The Heaven’s Metal trio (drummer/comedian Richard Christy, singer Howard Jones of Light The Torch and Killswitch Engage fame, and Chris Jericho) returns for a very funny Classic Album Clash featuring the greatest band you’ve never heard of – Barren Cross! It’s “Atomic Arena” versus “State Of Control” in a fierce battle that includes debate and analysis on everything from album art to song lyrics to guitar riffs and vocals to singer Mike Lee's hair! Hear the guys argue for their favorite tracks, favorite performances, and favorite looks of Barren Cross that all culminates in a final winner! But the real question is... do you agree? 
Apr 29, 2020
Best Players in NHL History According to Teddy Irvine
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The Baby-faced Assassin, Teddy Irvine, returns to TIJ to share stories about the greatest hockey players in the NHL! He’s talking about the guys he roomed with, traveled with, skated with, and scored against on the ice, including Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull, and Gerry Cheevers. He’s got tales from his time with the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers, and remembers a 17-year old Wayne Gretzky who flew to Winnipeg to play in a charity game before he was even in the NHL. 10 years, 700 games, and a really good reason why Teddy will never, ever touch the Stanley Cup himself.
Apr 24, 2020
The Blood, Sweat & Teeth of Dr. Britt Baker DMD
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Dr. Britt Baker DMD broke her nose during a recent match against Shida on AEW Dynamite, and that was no blood capsule gushing red down her face! The legit wrestling dentist tells that story, shares the inspiration behind her #RoleModel heel turn, and explains why she’s been spotted in the audience of NXT shows!  She’s also talking about the grueling path she took to simultaneously pursue wrestling and dentistry, and how most of her patients react when they sit in her chair! She has tales about Kenny Omega, Rhyno, and Cody Rhodes, and the #1 selling t-shirt by a female performer at ProWresltingTees.com!
Apr 22, 2020
Mr. Crowley - the Rock N Roll Connection to the World's Wickedest Man
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Aleister Crowley is known as the wickedest man in the world, and has been a fascinating influence on rock n roll for the last 50 years!  Everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to the Beatles to Led Zeppelin to the Rolling Stones to David Bowie and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have referenced Crowley in their lyrics, videos, and personas. So who exactly is this black magic, English occultist who died in 1947, and why is the rock world so drawn to him? Kevin Eustace, host of the “We Need To Talk About Ghosts” podcast, returns to shed some light on Mr. Crowley and his dark arts, and reveal when and how he became such an integral part of rock n roll, and what’s happened to some of rock’s most famous icons as a result.
Apr 17, 2020
How To Keep Your Relationship Healthy During Lockdown with Dr. Dae
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If the coronavirus #StayHome is starting to wreck a little havoc on your relationships, Chris’ therapist, Dr. Dae, is here to help!  She has some great tips and exercises to improve communication and patience (for adults and kids), and to help the personal space issues that may be creating stress and anxiety at home. She has thoughts on “quality family time,” “quality partner time,” and “quality me time,” and how to deal with the uncertainty plaguing life in general these days. Keep all of your relationships intact and healthy with a little assist from Dr. Dae!
Apr 15, 2020
Shazza McKenzie's UnExcellent Adventure
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Aussie wrestler Shazza McKenzie was supposed to spend 8 weeks in the States performing at various indie wrestling shows around the country, but thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, her trip only lasted a few days, and culminated with a two-week quarantine when she finally made it back to her native Australia! Shazza recounts her crazy story, and talks about the 8-weeks of bookings she lost, including a few high-profile shows in Tampa during Wrestlemania week! She also shares her quarantine routine, gives a review of the “Tiger King” documentary, and explains how she ended up doing Tik Tok dances with Marko Stunt!
Apr 10, 2020
James Garretson Talks Joe Exotic, Jet Skis, and Tiger King
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James Garretson is the guy from the “Tiger King” documentary who cooperated with the Feds, and ultimately helped put Joe Exotic behind bars. He’s also the infamous jet ski guy in all the memes from the series! James explains his relationships with Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, and Jeff Lowe, and gives some backstory on the murder-for-hire plot, the disappearance of Carole’s husband, and what it’s really like owning and caring for big cats.
Apr 08, 2020
Best Match Ever - HBK vs Undertaker Mania 25 Watchalong
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Marty Elias was the referee at Chris Jericho’s favorite match ever – Shawn Michaels versus Undertaker at Wrestlemania 25 in Houston, Texas! Watchalong with Marty and Chris as Marty shares behind-the-scenes details about the planning and execution of the match. Marty also talks about his relationship with Shawn and the heat it caused at WWE, his own WWE run, and what led to his controversial departure!
Apr 03, 2020
Killer Queens Nina Noir Survives Jericho Cruise AND COVID-19
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Killer Queens singer Nina Noir survived the coronavirus and details her story! She talks about where and how she may have contracted COVID19, the long road to diagnosis, quarantining, some of her scary symptoms, and how she managed to beat it living alone in San Francisco. She also shares some stories from the Jericho cruise!
Apr 01, 2020
The Exalted Escape of Brodie Lee
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Brodie Lee was the super-secret surprise in the big double swerve on AEW Dynamite last week, and he’s telling the story from start to finish! Discover how he managed to keep his move a secret, why he was so nervous about his debut, and when this whole plan really came together! He’s also speaking candidly about leaving WWE, how he felt about the Bludgeon Brothers tag team with Erick Rowan, what his final months were really like with the company, his relationship with Vince McMahon, and why money isn’t always the most important thing.
Mar 27, 2020
Shedding Light on the Dark Side of the Ring
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Critically-acclaimed “Dark Side Of The Ring” is back on Vice TV, and season 2 kicks off with a two-parter about Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero! Producer Evan Husney and director Jason Eisener reveal how they got David Benoit, Chris’ son, and Sandra Toffoloni, Nancy’s sister, to participate. They also talk about the upcoming episode on the Owen Hart tragedy and what it took to get Owen’s widow, Martha, to agree to the documentary. And they discuss Jericho’s involvement as contributor and show narrator. Plus, they talk origins of the series in general, what inspired their story choices for seasons 1 and 2, and whether there might be a season 3.
Mar 25, 2020
The Broken Brilliance of Matt Hardy
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Matt Hardy made his AEW debut last night, and became the newest member of The Elite, and the fifth man on their Blood & Guts team. Matt explains how this came be, what prompted him to leave WWE when his contract expired on March 1st, and what this might mean for his brother Jeff who’s still under contract with Vince McMahon. Matt also talks about the origin of Broken Matt, how TV shows like “Dexter,” “True Blood,” and “True Detective” inspired the entire creative concept, and where he hopes to take the character and story at AEW.
Mar 20, 2020
The Facts & Realities of the Coronavirus with Dr. Alex Patel FRCPC
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Dr. Alex Patel educates us about coronavirus, dispelling some myths and conspiracy theories, and offering sound advice for staying healthy during this pandemic. He speaks to transmission, death rate, those most at risk, and some of the simple things you can do to ensure the well-being of yourself and those around you. He talks about COVID-19’s origins, it’s similarities to SARS, and why the coronavirus outbreak has led to such extreme social distancing and societal shutdowns. He also talks about a possible vaccine, virus mutations, coronavirus shelf life, and when the world may return to some semblance of normal.
Mar 18, 2020
The Masked Announcer - Excalibur Talks AEW & PWG
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Excalibur is the masked man at the announcer’s table on AEW Dynamite, and he explains how he ended up in that seat. He’s also one of the founders of PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerilla), the hottest indie promotion that gave many superstars their start. He talks about founding the company, their early days in Reseda, California, how they became such a celebrity magnet, and why they ultimately moved their operations and shows to Philly. He shares stories about the talent that came through PWG’s doors (The Young Bucks, Will Ospreay, Drew Galloway, Kevin Owens), some of his favorite matches, and how he got started doing commentary in the first place.
Mar 13, 2020
Paul W. Hauser Stars In Richard Jewell & Fightfights with Jericho
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Paul W. Hauser starred as Richard Jewell in Clint Eastwood’s movie, “Richard Jewell.” He’s also appeared in “iTonya,” Spike Lee’s “Blackkklansman,” YouTube Red’s “Cobra Kai,” the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea TWICE, and a one-off fistfight with Chris Jericho! He’s telling that story along with the time he gave Will Forte an idea for “MacGruber,” how he ended up writing episodes of the Edge and Christian Show, and the crazy way he booked one of his bigger acting gigs.
Mar 11, 2020
True Lies with Tom Arnold
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The very funny Tom Arnold joins to tell some hilarious stories about growing up in Iowa, working at the Hormel Meat Packing plant, his teenage jail years, and how he ended up acting in Hollywood. He talks “True Lies” with buddy Arnold Schwarzenegger, filming action scenes with Steven Seagal, and what it was really like on the set of “The Best Damn Sports Show.” He also discusses former friend Donald Trump and why Tom repeatedly turned down the Celebrity Apprentice, and Tom has plenty to say about Michael Jackson and last year’s controversial documentary on MJ’s life.
Mar 06, 2020
The Case of the Missing Title Belt - An AEW Mystery
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After a historic and epic 6-month reign, Chris Jericho lost the AEW World Championship to Jon Moxley at Revolution on Saturday. And now that he’s no longer carrying the title belt, Chris has decided to tell the full story about what really happened the night the title mysteriously went missing in Tallahassee (less than 24 hours after Chris’ initial victory). Hear about the events leading up to the title’s disappearance, and what transpired during the 72 hours it was missing, and the weird circumstances surrounding its recovery. Chris also shares his theories behind the theft, and how AEW was able to take a negative and spin it into a positive for the company.
Mar 04, 2020
Shawshank - The Most Haunted Prison in America
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The old Ohio State Reformatory Prison isn’t just the shooting location of “The Shawshank Redemption” movie, it also happens to be the most haunted prison in America!  Three employees who host ghostly tours of the prison share some of their personal paranormal experiences and offer details of some of the hauntings inside its walls.  They also share the prison’s history and stories about a few of the more notorious inmates, and provide some great trivia from Shawhank’s filming days.
Feb 28, 2020
Jake The Snake Roberts - Dirty Details Live On Jericho Cruise
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Jake “The Snake” Roberts traveled everywhere with his cobra and had some serious adventures and mishaps along the way including trashed hotel rooms, tarmac escapes, and garage door derailings. He’s talking about the origins of the gimmick, the time his snake bit Randy “Macho Man” Savage in the ring and what it took to get Macho to agree to that, and how Jake managed to squash his own fear of snakes to make the gimmick successful. Plus, Jake talks promos, psychology, the creation of the DDT, and his relationship with Andre The Giant in and out of the ring.
Feb 26, 2020
Nyla Rose Transcends AEW
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Nyla Rose chronicles both her journey as a transgender woman and a wrestler in this candid conversation about overcoming obstacles along both paths. She speaks to her relationship with her family and friends, how she found comfort in her faith, what it’s been like living her truth, why she takes the words “role model” so seriously, and how she prefers to deal with internet trolls. She also talks about watching wrestling with her grandmother, training while male-presenting, and her first match as female performer. Plus, she shares her love of Japan, the meaning behind her “DILLIGAF” moto, and some behind-the-scenes stories about her first match at AEW.
Feb 21, 2020
Coronavirus - Quarantine or Conspiracy?
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The new coronavirus pandemic has infected over 70,000 and killed close to 2,000, but is it as dangerous as the World Health Organization, CDC, world governments, and the news media would have you believe?  Not according to truthers David Weiss and RV!  They explain how and why the satanic government concocted the coronavirus conspiracy, the disturbing reasons behind the many supposed pandemics that have struck the world in recent decades (including SARS, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, and HIV/AIDS in the 90s), and what you can do to protect yourselves and your families from all of the mind control!
Feb 19, 2020
Ric Flair Wooooos - Live on the Jericho Cruise
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It’s Ric Flair live from the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager and Sea Part Deaux! And this time he’s talking about the origins of the “Woooo!,” how he first met and started working with Hulk Hogan, how he ended up in North Korea with Muhammad Ali and Eric Bischoff, his friendship with Roddy Piper, the advice he got from Harley Race, and the drama behind his jump from WCW to WWE. He also speaks candidly about his serious health scare from a couple years ago, his recovery, and he shares the single greatest accomplishment of his career!
Feb 14, 2020
Adrian Smith Takes You Backstage with Iron Maiden
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Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith talks Maiden live shows from the props to the set list! He shares the songs he enjoys playing most, the ones that are a bit challenging, and how Maiden adapted the music to fit their three-guitar approach when Adrian and Bruce rejoined the band in 1999. Adrian recounts the circumstances that brought both he and Bruce back to Maiden, the band’s reaction to Bruce’s cancer scare, and what happened when Johnny Cash turned up at an Iron Maiden soundcheck!
Feb 12, 2020
Across America with Hacksaw Jim Duggan
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Hoooooooooo! Hacksaw Jim Duggan and his 2x4 invade TIJ for a hilarious conversation about his life in wrestling! He recounts how he went from the NFL to wrestling thanks to Fritz Von Erich, and remembers his first gimmick at Big Jim Duggan in the gold bathrobe, doing jobs for Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter, learning to wrestle in Hawaii working with Haku, and the words that Bruiser Brody said to him that gave rise to the 2x4. Hacksaw also shares the full story behind the arrest (with Iron Sheik) that nearly ended his career and definitely killed his push with Vince McMahon. He’s also got stories about Andre The Giant, Roddy Piper, Stunning Steve Austin, and winning the first-ever Royal Rumble.
Feb 07, 2020
Classic Album Clash - Dio's "Holy Diver" vs "The Last In Line"
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It’s the return of the Classic Album Clash, and this time it’s DIO’s “Holy Diver” vs “The Last In Line!” Fozzy guitarists Rich Ward and Billy Grey, and drummer Frank Fontsere return to debate the songs, album art, songwriting, musicianship, guitar solos, and production of the two albums to ultimately crown the best among them. They also share Dio stories and trivia, remember the first time they saw the band live, and compare the management styles of Wendy Dio and Sharon Osbourne. Plus, they talk favorite songs, favorite Vivian Campbell guitar solos, and favorite Dio performances.
Feb 05, 2020
Gathering Of The Guerreros - Live From The Jericho Cruise
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Eddie Guerrero’s wife, Vickie, daughter Shaul, and the nephew he thought more of like a brother, Chavo Guerrero, Jr. share stories and memories about the life and career of Eddie. Chavo and Chris tell wrestling and road stories, and Vickie and Shaul remember Eddie at home as husband and father. Vickie also recounts the story of their first date, and addresses her split from Eddie, his time in rehab, and the one big regret she has about the day he died. Plus, Chavo talks Los Guerreros, nicknames, and the time that Eddie shit the bed.
Jan 31, 2020
Rise & Fall of the NWO - The Most Successful Faction of All Time
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Eric Bischoff, Scott Hall, Diamond Dallas Page, and Booker T recount the rise and fall of the NWO! Eric remembers what sparked the idea in the first place, how he was able to get Kevin Nash and Scott Hall to leave WWE for WCW, and when Hulk Hogan officially became the third member. Eric also reveals who he had lined up before Hogan agreed to join. Scott Hall shares his reasons for jumping to WCW at the time, how and why he involved Diamond Dallas Page in the NWO angles, and some of his favorite moments from that time. And DDP and Booker T recall what the rise of the NWO did for WCW and their own careers respectively.
Jan 29, 2020
The Murder Trial of OJ Simpson - 25 Years Later
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The OJ Simpson murder trial is arguably one of the most intriguing cases in modern criminal history. Over 25 years later, and no one’s really sure exactly what happened to OJ’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman on the night of June 12, 1994.  OJ Simpson was arrested a few days after the brutal killings, charged with both murders, and after a high-profile, public trial that lasted nearly 10 months, was acquitted of both crimes. Tim Mangione, who’s been following and researching the case for the last quarter of a century, offers his insight and theories about who possibly killed Nicole and Ron, and why he doesn’t believe it was OJ. Tim also discusses the Dream Team curse, the back  stories behind Judge Lance Ito, Mark Furman, and Robert Kardashian, and the many controversies surrounding the case and trial.
Jan 24, 2020
The Life and Times of Super Liger: Jan 4, 1997 - Jan 5, 1997
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In honor of Jushin Thunder Liger’s retirement, Chris tells the full story of Super Liger! He chronicles the character’s origin, the costume design, and seeing the mask for the first time. And he hosts a watch-along of Super Liger’s one and only match against Koji Kanemoto at the Tokyo Dome in January of 1997.  He remembers the crowd reaction (or lack thereof), the locker room reaction post-match, and even shares a few of the critical reviews. Chris also talks about the fallout from the match, and the one thing that saved his opportunity to do more work for New Japan in the future.
Jan 22, 2020
The Killer Queens Will Rock You
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The Killer Queens are the only all-female Queen cover band, and they’re rockin’ the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea Part Deux next week! They’re also rockin’ TIJ with their incredible story! Lead singer Nina Noir, guitarist Emily Ruvidich, and keyboardist Olivia talk about their favorite Queen songs, which are the hardest to play and sing, which are the most fun, and how they put together their set list. Plus, Nina shares the story about meeting Brian May and Roger Taylor, attending the London premiere of the “Bohemian Rhapsody” film, and meeting star Rami Malek. Nina also toured with Queensryche, and explains how she landed the part of Sister Mary.
Jan 17, 2020
A Farewell To The King - Reflections of Neil Peart
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The music world was stunned last Friday when news broke of Rush drummer Neil Peart’s death from brain cancer. So celebrate the life, legacy and music of one of the greatest, most-influential drummers in rock and roll history with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and Winery Dogs (and former Dream Theater) drummer Mike Portnoy, who share their personal stories and recollections on Neil, Rush’s albums and stage shows. Mike was actually friends with Neil and speaks to their relationship, and Charlie remembers the first time he met Neil and why that didn’t go exactly as planned. They also share favorite songs, favorite drum solos, favorite live performances, and favorite Neil memories.
Jan 15, 2020
Coffin Talk with Darby Allin
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Darby Allin started in the world of skateboarding and explains how that led him to pro-wrestling! He talks about his craziest skating stunts (like jumping on two broken ankles) and his craziest in-ring moves on the indie scene.  He went to film school (which explains all his cool AEW intro videos), lived in the apartment above Jimmy Kimmel’s black-sheep cousin, and also lived in his car for 18 months. He mastered the art of George Forman grilling in bathrooms, and somehow managed to find time and place to write a screenplay that he’s planning to turn into a movie this Spring! He shares favorite matches, favorite punk bands, and reveals why he chooses to live the straight edge lifestyle.
Jan 10, 2020
The Blues Power of Jared James Nichols
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Jared James Nichols grew up just miles from where blues guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan played his final show, and ultimately died in a tragic helicopter crash! So maybe that’s where some of Jared’s love of blues and guitar comes from. But it’s definitely not where he got his left-handed, pick-less playing style! Jared talks about his musical start, the role his mom played in his career, how a chance run-in with Lynyrd Skynyrd gave him his first big break, and why taking a risk on a European Tour changed everything for Jared and his power trio band.
Jan 08, 2020
The Gorey Stories of Rhyno
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Rhyno makes his TIJ debut, and brings with him all kinds of stories involving all of his runs at WWE (including the reasons why his last stint there didn’t work out)! He talks about working with Stephanie McMahon and what he learned from her, what really happened the time he got kicked out of the ring by Vince McMahon during the middle of a match, and all the stuff he learned from Jericho while there. Rhyno also speaks to his friendship with Edge and Christian, his time at ECW with Paul Heyman and what that did for his career, the Tony Condello Northern Death Tours in Canada, and why Impact Wrestling is the perfect place for him at this point in his career.
Jan 03, 2020
David Weiss: Flat Earth and the Globe Lie
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We’re kicking off 2020 with the return of Flat Earther David Weiss who offers up more proof that we live on a flat plane and NOT a giant ball as we’ve been taught our whole lives! He addresses gravity, the horizon, airplanes, the Summer and Winter Solstice, the laws of light, the moon, sunsets and sunrises, and alien existence. He offers up experiments that you can do at home that will prove the globe lie. He also explains why he thinks NASA and Disney are the same company, and why he firmly believes nuclear bombs are a hoax, and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is not the leader of that country.
Jan 01, 2020
Marko Stunt - Mr. Fun Size Hits The Big Time
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Marko Stunt wanted to be wrestler from the time he was 15-years old, and didn’t let size stop him from pursuing his dream. He talks about the training he did in highschool, and how he started working the Nashville scene. He also recounts the time he broke his leg at a Joey Janela show, how Bully Ray (aka Bubba Dudley) and Tommy Dreamer made Marko look like a million bucks in the Over Budget Battle Royal at All In Chicago and ultimately got him signed to AEW, and what he thought when The Young Bucks casually offered him an AEW contract. He also talks about meeting Sammy Guevara at 2017 WrestleCon, tagging with Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy, and the one match he’s hoping to do someday at AEW.
Dec 27, 2019
HO HO Hogan - A Santa With Muscles Watchalong feat. Team Tiger Awesome
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Merry Christmas! CJ and the Team Tiger Awesome crew (Nick Mundy, Clint Gage, and Michael Truly) celebrate the holidays with a watchalong of the Hulk Hogan Christmas classic *cough cough* “Santa With Muscles!” And of course this is filled with numerous side convos about Star Wars, KISS, “That 70s Show,” Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, and ideas for new TV shows. And see if you can figure out the plot of the movie by the time it’s over!
Dec 25, 2019
Brad Williams Is Pregnant
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The very funny Brad Williams brings the laughs to TIJ, and he has plenty to say about life as a little person comic, why he doesn’t mind the word “midget,” how he deals with hecklers at stand-up shows, and what inspires his comedy. He also shares the story about how a morning show radio bit and a threesome dating app led him to his wife, and what he’s most looking forward to about fatherhood! Plus, he’s got a great tale about meeting the Big Show at LAX (and an awesome picture to prove it)!
Dec 20, 2019
Vince Russo - Booking Genius or the Most Hated Man In Wrestling?
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Vince Russo makes his TIJ debut to talk about his role in bringing Chris Jericho to the WWE, what happened when Vince jumped ship to WCW, and when he knew it was the end there! Vince is also talking about his relationship with Vince McMahon, his relationship with Eric Bischoff, and his tenure at TNA. He’s sharing some of his favorite storylines and angles with talent like The Rock, Goldust, and Steve Austin, how and why Russo believes he became so hated by wrestling fans, and what he really thinks about today’s wrestling product.
Dec 18, 2019
To Hell With The Devil x Ten = Michael Sweet
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Michael Sweet returns to TIJ to celebrate his 10th solo album, “Ten,” and the 33rd anniversary of Stryper’s most popular album, “To Hell With The Devil!” Michael talks about the album’s controversial album cover that got them banned from some retailers, and ultimately had to be replaced. He also talks about the power of MTV, and how Stryper went from clubs to arenas overnight with virtually no radio play. He speaks about the songwriting and creative process, the many bass players during that era, the inventive black and yellow stage costumes, and the stigma and discrimination they faced as a Christian rock band.
Dec 13, 2019
Sh*t It & Get It with The Highway Man James Storm
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The Highway Man James Storm makes his TIJ debut with some great stories about turning down both WWE and Impact to do his own thing on the indie scene! He talks Beer Money with Bobby Roode (and whether a reunion may be in the works), America’s Most Wanted with Chris Harris (and how a night of partying turned into that tag team), and what he learned from the late, great Dusty Rhodes (Cowboys don’t do moonsaults). James also remembers working Hulk Hogan in London, fist-fighting a fan who entered the ring, and how he became such good friends with Ric Flair. Plus, James reveals the inspiration behind his awesome Django Django videos.
Dec 11, 2019
The Spanish Sex God Sammy Guevara Graces Us With His Presence
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First he was hand-picked to be part of the Inner Circle, and now he’s been hand-picked to appear on TIJ! The Spanish Sex God, Sammy Guevara, talks about his journey to AEW, and what it’s like being part of Le Sex Gods, the hottest new tag team at the company. Sammy’s talking Pandas, vlogging, and meeting his heroes. He also recalls his WWE experience, getting booked on Lucha Underground, wrestling in Japan, and training at Booker T’s wrestling school.
Dec 06, 2019
I Was Made For Livin' On A Prayer with Desmond Child
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Legendary songwriter Desmond Child has 70 Top 40 hits to his name, a GRAMMY, and a Songwriters Hall of Fame induction! He’s written huge tunes with Bon Jovi (“Livin’ On A Prayer”), Aerosmith (“Dude (Looks Like A Lady)”), Ricky Martin (“Cup Of Life”), KISS (“I Was Made For Lovin’ You”), Katy Perry (“Waking Up In Vegas”), Joan Jett (“I Hate Myself For Lovin’ You”), and Alice Cooper! And he’s sharing all the stories behind the songs, and explaining how Paul Stanley of KISS was instrumental in pivoting Desmond’s music career from that of bandmember to songwriter and producer. You’ll discover the songs he likes, the ones he’s not too fond of, and the few that find new life in new forms (can you say NFL Sunday Night Football theme?). Plus, Desmond talks about the time he met Michael Jackson, and why they never ended up writing together.
Dec 04, 2019
The Life And Times Of The Storm Wrestling Academy
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Lance Storm is closing the Storm Wrestling Academy this year after an amazing 15-year run! He’s talking about the timing of his decision, the new adventure he’s about to undertake with WWE, and what prompted him to open the wrestling school in the first place! He’s also talking about the hundreds of students who have come through his doors – his favorites, the ones who got away, and the ones who should have made it but didn’t for whatever reason. He’s sharing stories about some of the legends who’ve visited the school to offer advice and tips (like Bret Hart, Rey Mysterio, Edge, and Don Callis), and some of the second-generation wrestlers he’s instructed over the years (like Dominik Mysterio, Brian Pillman Jr., and Rachael Ellering).
Nov 29, 2019
Take It Off - KISS Unmasked In The 80s
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It’s Le Champion’s favorite era of KISS – 80's KISS!  So much so that he wrote the forward to a new book called “Take It Off: KISS Truly Unmasked!” Greg Prato wrote the book which features interviews with Bruce Kulick (who was KISS’ lead guitarist for much of that time period), video director Paul Rachman (who did the “Unholy” and “Domino” videos), producer Ron Nevison (who helmed the “Crazy Nights” album), and TIJ alum and rock expert Eddie Trunk!  So today, Greg and Eddie Trunk join Chris to talk 80's KISStory, including a breakdown of the 12 non-makeup albums, the big tours, late, great drummer Eric Carr (who was a close personal friend of Eddie’s), Vinnie Vincent’s contribution to the band during his short tenure, Gene Simmons’ run of 80s films, and the role that MTV played in keeping the band alive.
Nov 27, 2019
NZO & CazXL Tell You How They Doin...
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NZO and CazXL (formerly Enzo and Big Cass) are back in a big way! They recount what’s happened since their respective firings from WWE, the personal fallout of their own friendship, and the scary seizure that Cass suffered at a House of Hardcore signing. Cass speaks candidly about his battle with alcohol, his unbelievable recovery, and how he and Enzo were able to fix their friendship. Plus, Enzo tells his hilarious Survivor Series story, talks about his music career, and explains what finally brought him back to the ring.
Nov 22, 2019
Beware the Terror of The Holzer Files!
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Hans Holzer was the first American ghost-hunter, who investigated thousands of paranormal hauntings. His books and case files inspired Dan Aykroyd to write the hit movie, “Ghostbusters!” And now some of Hans’ most intriguing cases are being examined and re-investigated on the new Travel Channel TV show, “The Holzer Files,” by two longtime friends of TIJ, investigator Dave Schrader (of Beyond The Darkness podcast fame), and researcher Gabe Roth (horror filmmaker Eli Roth’s brother). Dave and Gabe share a behind-the-scenes look at some of the spookier moments that occurred during filming along with some of the terrifying experiences that happened off camera! They talk about the infamous Rye House in New York, the ghost crew of the USS Constellation Warship, and the Whaley House.
Nov 20, 2019
The Comedy and Courage of Cripple Threat
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Comedian Ryan “Cripple Threat” Niemiller came in 3rd on “America’s Got Talent,” but always dreamed of being a professional wrestler!  That’s how he ended up getting some great coaching and training from Le Champion during Ryan’s AGT finale appearance! Hear that story along with what it took to make AGT, why it’s harder than it might seem, and what the judges are really like when the cameras aren’t rolling. Plus, Ryan talks about his foray into professional wrestling before starting in standup, his friendship with the Young Bucks and Peter “The Librarian” Avalon, and how it was not his disability that prevented him from pursuing that dream but something else entirely! He also speaks to developing his standup act, why his self-deprecating jokes always seem to get the best response, and the one joke he’ll never be able to tell again.
Nov 15, 2019
Awesome Kong GLOWS with AEW
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Kia Stevens is Awesome Kong in AEW, The Welfare Queen on the Netflix series GLOW, and she was Karma at WWE. She also from suffers from coulrophobia (fancy word for legit fear of clowns, and she’s got the stories to back it up)! Kia got her wrestling start in Japan with All Japan Women, lived in the dojo for years, and speaks fluent Japanese. She spent some time in TNA and talks about her historic match against Gail Kim, and recounts her jump to WWE and the birth of Karma! Plus, Kia takes us behind the scenes of GLOW, and explains how she landed at AEW.
Nov 13, 2019
Donald Trump Jr Triggers America
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Donald Trump Jr. drops by in what’s sure to be the most controversial episode in TIJ history. Yes, he speaks about Russia, Jussie Smollett, and his father, the most polarizing President in American history. He addresses impeachment, the 2020 election, the “leftist media,” and his own political aspirations. Donald Jr. also remembers his father’s WWE run, the Battle of The Billionaires, the family friendship with the McMahons, and the moment that Stone Cold Steve Austin gave his father a stunner!
Nov 08, 2019
Holygram Diver - Ronnie James Dio Lives!
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Wendy Dio, wife and manager of the late, great, legendary, Ronnie James Dio, is sharing stories from her life with Ronnie! She’s talking about how they met, why he left Black Sabbath to start his own band, what inspired the swords and dragon imagery of Dio’s early days, and about his stomach cancer diagnosis. She also explains why she was shocked by his passing, and how she’s keeping his memory and legacy alive through is music and philanthropy (the 5th Annual Bowl For Ronnie is tomorrow night, November 7th)!! Plus, Wendy’s taking us behind-the-scenes of last summer’s DIO hologram tour, and what it took to make that happen.
Nov 06, 2019
Superstitious Minds - Paranormal Elvis
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Halloween week concludes with paranormal stories about the King of Rock, Elvis Presley! Jeff Dougherty of the Christian Whistleblower YouTube channel spent time around Elvis and the Memphis Mafia. Jeff’s childhood friend, Charlie Hodge, was close to Elvis and actually lived at Graceland! Jeff shares stories about Elvis’ ghost haunting Graceland after his death, the real reason Elvis wanted to meet the Beatles, and what he warned John Lennon and Paul McCartney about. Jeff’s also talking about the secret international, multi-government organization that was exerting mind control over Elvis, and how Elvis’ Hollywood career and stint in the Army were all part of a bigger plan!
Nov 01, 2019
I Know What It's Like To Be Dead - Paranormal Beatles
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"We Need To Talk About Ghosts" podcast host Kevin Eustace lives in Liverpool and is an expert on all things paranormal Beatles! He’s collected and researched paranormal stories about the Fab Four for years, and now he’s sharing them with Chris and fellow Beatles fanatic, Charlie Benante of Anthrax. Kevin speaks to sightings of John Lennon’s ghost, weird experiences at the famous Cavern Club, and other well-known Beatles locations like Strawberry Field and Penny Lane (home of the Penny Lane Poltergeist). He also talks about the alleged Beatles curse, the ghost that haunted George Harrison’s home in the 1970s, and John Lennon’s UFO experience with May Pang during his infamous Lost Weekend! Plus, Kevin recounts the story of how Lennon sold his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune!
Oct 30, 2019
Court Bauer talks MLW, MJF and VKM
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Court Bauer is the founder of MLW: Major League Wrestling, and getting ready for his promotion’s big “Superfight” PPV event on November 2nd! Court shares what he learned as a WWE writer working directly under Stephanie and Vince McMahon for two years, and how that experience shaped his thoughts on promos and in-ring storytelling.  He talks about working with Edward Fatu (aka Ecky), and how he helped develop the Umaga gimmick. He remembers the Battle of the Billionaires between Vince and Donald Trump, and recalls some crazy stories about the now-President of the USA. And Court explains how all of that led to the creation of MLW, and his incredible roster of talent including the Von Erich boys, Jacob Fatu, MJF (who’s also part of AEW), and Salina de la Renta.
Oct 25, 2019
Shhhhhhhh - The AEW Librarian Speaks!
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Shhhhhh! AEW’s resident librarian, Peter Avalon, makes his TIJ debut! He’s talking about how a career in books and reading lead him to the AEW ring, and who exactly offered him the roster spot. He’s also got stories about meeting The Young Bucks in wrestling school, working with and learning from the late, great Roddy Piper, what happened during his WWE tryout, how he and his tag partner Ray Rosas make a little extra cash during Bar Wrestling shows, and why he agreed to help David Arquette make his big return to wrestling!
Oct 23, 2019
Flight Survivors - Artimus Pyle & the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash
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Artimus Pyle played drums in Lynyrd Skynyrd with original frontman (and band founder) Ronnie Van Zant, and Artimus survived the tragic plane crash that took Ronnie’s life at the height of Skynyrd’s popularity almost 42-years ago to the day. Artimus relives that fateful October day in 1977, and details both the circumstances leading up to it, and the events that immediately followed. He remembers the bandmates and friends lost, and explains why no one should have survived that crash. He also recalls his first introduction to Ronnie, his own audition, and his first live gig with the Skynyrd. Artimus is talking songwriting, performing, the big Skynyrd reunion, the reasons he quick the reunion line-up of Skynyrd, and the importance of honoring Ronnie’s legacy and music.
Oct 18, 2019
Tribute To Big Titan - The Life & Times of Razor Rick Bognar
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Don Callis and Paul Lazenby return to help Chris pay tribute to their old friend and fellow Calgary wrestler, Rick Bognar, who passed away unexpectedly last month at the age of 49. They remember their training days together, Rick’s first success in Japan, his Big Titan gimmick, and his brief stint at ECW with Paul Heyman. They also talk about Rick’s WWE gimmick as the “Fake Razor Ramon,” his relationship with Bret Hart, and why Rick’s career didn’t prove to be as successful as it should have been.
Oct 16, 2019
100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
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Bryan Alvarez from the Wrestling Observer has written a new book, “100 Things WWE Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die,” and he’s sharing more details about some of the items on his comprehensive list!  He’s explaining how he narrowed down the events, superstars, and even the controversies featured in the book including the obvious stuff like Wrestlemania, the Monday Night Wars, Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan, the not-so-obvious stuff like the Intercontinental Championship and indie wrestling, and the eyebrow-raising items like Crown Jewel and Chris Benoit. Bryan’s also talking about the state of wrestling today, AEW’s debut, and why the chapter on Chris Jericho was one of the hardest for him to write!
Oct 11, 2019
Virtue & Vices - The True Story Of Kick Axe
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It’s time to meet Kick Axe… one of Chris Jericho’s favorite heavy metal bands! Founding bassist Vic Langen along with drummer Brian Gillstrom and guitarist Ray Harvey talk about the band’s early days gigging in their hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, how they broke into the metal scene in the 80s, and why they all but disappeared just as their careers were taking off in the States. They share stories about being signed by Spencer Proffer of Pasha Records, recording in Hollywood, hanging out on the Sunset Strip in the 80s, opening for Judas Priest, the Scorpions, and Whitesnake, and touring with Quiet Riot. You’ll hear about the making of the “Vices” and “Welcome to the Club” albums, and what happened when they opened for Metallica. Plus, they recount what finally brought them together again, why singer George Criston didn’t join them again, and how they found new singer Daniel Nargang.
Oct 09, 2019
Lunch With Steel Panther
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Heavy Metal Rules!  So say Steel Panther! Singer Michael Starr and drummer Stix Zadinia talk a little sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and how ALL that played into their brand-new studio album, “Heavy Metal Rules!” In between bites of a delicious room service lunch (on Jericho’s dime of course), they discussed favorite frontmen (shout out to David Lee Roth), awesome rock singers (shout out to Sebastian Bach), first celebrity crushes (shout out to Charlize Theron), and rehab (shout out to Lexxi Foxx). There’s also some convo about licking toads, yoga pants, U2, giant bald eagles, and the grunge scene.
Oct 04, 2019
Royales With Cheese - A Pulp Fiction Watchalong with Kevin Smith Pt. 1
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It’s episode 600, and there’s only one guest and event big enough to mark this momentous occasion – Kevin Smith and a “Pulp Fiction” watch-along! It’s the 25th anniversary of the Quentin Tarantino classic film so this watch-along starts right here and is jam-packed with plenty of trivia and behind-the-scenes info about the making of this movie, and why it was so groundbreaking in cinema when it was released in 1994. Kevin Smith was releasing “Clerks” at Miramax at the same time Quentin was releasing “Pulp Fiction,” so Kevin was front and center for “Pulp Fiction’s” surprise success at Cannes. He offers his insight to Quentin’s filmmaking and storytelling style, his masterful use of dialogue, and how Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” spurred Kevin’s own movie-making career!  So start the watch-along here, and then head to SmodCast right after to finish the movie with Kevin & Chris! And THANK YOU for listening to TIJ, supporting the sponsors, and allowing the show to continue for 600 episodes! Here’s to all you sexy-beast listeners, and another 600 shows!
Oct 02, 2019
Beware The Terror Of The Luchasaurus!
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We’re celebrating the premiere of AEW’s “Dynamite” TV show Wednesday at 8pm on TNT with Luchasaurus!  He tore it up with Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt at “All Out Chicago,” and now you get to meet the man behind the dinosaur mask! Austin Matelson (formerly known as Judas Devlin at NXT) explains why he owes his gimmick to the late, great Dusty Rhodes, how a friendship with Johnny Mundo saved his wrestling career, adapting to working under a mask, when he knew the WWE/NXT system was not for him, and how all roads (including his Master’s degree and competing on the reality show “Big Brother”) led to AEW!
Sep 27, 2019
Talk Is Fluffycho with Gabriel Iglesias
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Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is the new host of the upcoming Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager Sea Part Deux (setting sail January 20th), and you’ll hear exactly how Fluffy landed this choice gig! He’s also talking about opening for Robin Williams and George Carlin, why he wants to share a stage with country great Willie Nelson, and how come he has absolutely no desire to be Kevin Hart! Fluffy’s talkin’ wrestling too, and all the things he learned about showmanship and merchandising from WWE’s Vince McMahon! Plus, Fluffy’s got stories about his VW car and bus collection, dealing with trolls at shows and online, and the Ric Flair shrine at his top-secret So Cal compound.
Sep 25, 2019
29 Years of Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500
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The PWI Top 500 issue is out now, and writer Dan Murphy, who spearheads the list each year, is on to discuss this year’s new #1, the Top 10, number 500, and a few interesting rankings in between. He’s also recounting the #1s and #500s of all previous years (let’s see how many 500s he remembers), and sharing the criteria that goes into making the selection. He also talks about how the advent of the internet has changed the list, the magazine, and even wrestling as a business, and he reveals the ONLY former #500 who went on to become WWE World Champion (and it’s not Chris Jericho)!
Sep 20, 2019
Storm Area 51!
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The Storm Area 51 raid may have been cancelled and remaining festivities moved to Las Vegas, but we’re still talking about the historic 1947 UFO sighting and crash in Roswell, New Mexico that started the whole alien conspiracy theory surrounding the top secret military base in rural Nevada. Lenny “Dr. Luther” Olson returns with his friend, Bryan Ward, owner of the Roswell UFO Spacewalk Museum in Roswell to share their own UFO encounters, the military’s recent admission about the existence of UFOs and what it means for the future human civilization.
Sep 18, 2019
Hard To Kill - The Never Ending AXS of Impact Wrestling
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Impact Wrestling is coming to AXS TV this Fall, and EVP Don Callis and EVP Scott D’Amore share the whole story behind what it took to make that happen! They’re also talking about the changes they’ve been able to effect at Impact in the ring, in the creative, in the management style and philosophy, and in the locker room. They explain why Impact is now a destination place for wrestlers, what signing Michael Elgin away from New Japan has done for the company’s future and reputation, and how they plan to develop their hot young talent like Ace Austin, Tessa Blanchard, The Rascalz, and Jordynne Grace.
Sep 13, 2019
A Little Bit Of The Bubbly - The Anatomy Of A Viral Catchphrase
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#ALittleBitOfTheBubbly has gone viral, and no one’s more surprised than Chris himself! Hear the AEW Champ recount the story of the “bubbly,” including the movies that inspired the improved backstage performance at Chicago’s All Out. Chris also walks through the anatomy of a catchphrase, some of the most popular of his career, some of the most popular catchphrases in entertainment history, and a few that didn’t quite make the viral cut.
Sep 11, 2019
Skid Row - 30 Years of Youths Gone Wild
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It’s the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s self-titled debut album, and founding members, guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo and bassist Rachel Bolan, share all the dirty details of what it took to make it happen! They explain the help and support they received from childhood friend Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, how they ended up being managed by Doc McGhee, what went into the search for a singer that eventually led them to Sebastian Bach, and why the album cover didn’t clearly feature the band’s picture. They also do a track-by-track breakdown revealing what inspired the music and lyrics behind the songs, and why Richie Sambora lobbied so hard for “18 And Life” to be released as a single.
Sep 06, 2019
All Out - A Behind The Scenes Report
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All Out Chicago is in the books, and AEW has crowned its first-ever World Champion – Chris Jericho! Hear the details of the epic match that solidified the first-ever AEW Champ, and what was going on backstage in the hours leading up to the main event! Chris breaks down All Out weekend in detail – from the Thursday night party to the Friday body scans to the Saturday pre & post event!  He’s got behind-the-scenes details about the matches, performers, and where the outcomes may lead when AEW TV starts on TNT October 2nd!
Sep 04, 2019
AEW's Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes
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Brandi Rhodes is the Chief Brand Officer and running the Women’s Division at AEW. She’s also taking part in the Casino Battle Royale at tomorrow’s “All Out Chicago” live event! Brandi shares her journey to AEW, why she left WWE twice, the best advice she got from her father-in-law, Dusty Rhodes, and why she’s able to use the Rhodes name, but her husband, Cody, is not! Plus, Brandi shares some stories from her days as a TV news anchor and reporter, and why she gave up ice skating after 17 years and Senior Level status.
Aug 30, 2019
The Fear Inoculum of Adam Jones
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Tool guitarist Adam Jones makes his podcast debut right here on TIJ! It’s a first for Adam, a first for TIJ, and it’s loaded down with amazing stories about the early days of Tool, the new studio album “Fear Inoculum” (the band’s first in 13 years), Adam’s guitar playing style and approach, Green Jello, roller derby, horror movies, special effects in film, and wrestling! Adam also talks about the first time he met Maynard James Keenan, how they convinced drummer Danny Carey to join Tool, and Adam’s childhood friendship with Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine (shout out to Mrs. Morello if she's listening).
Aug 28, 2019
The Amazing Kreskin Can Read Your Mind
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Amazing Kreskin was a Johnny Carson favorite and appeared on the show 88 times! He’s got some great old Hollywood stories about Carson, the antics they pulled together (one of which involves planking Johnny Carson and having Bette Midler sit on him), and the mind-reading feats Kreskin performed on Carson’s show. You’ll also hear how Kreskin got his “Amazing” name, and about the signature trick that Kreskin performs to this day. Plus, Kreskin used to help law enforcement solve crimes, and remembers one close call with the mob!
Aug 23, 2019
Harley Race Was A Tough SOB & Ric Flair Tells Us Why
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Ric Flair says there would be no Nature Boy if not for Harley Race, and shares the stories to prove it! Ric remembers the first time he met Harley, their famous Starcade ’83 match with Flair For The Gold, the 12-days they spent working Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo (which Ric calls 12 of the best days of his life), and how Harley literally saved the NWA. Ric also recounts driving the Kansas Territory in Harley’s Porsche, the car crash that nearly took the life of Harley’s wife and left Harley with a 12-inch rod in his forearm, Harley’s jump to Vince McMahon and WWF in 1987, and some of the fights (in and out of the ring) that rightfully made Harley one of the toughest SOBs in the biz. And then there are the tales about Harley and Priscilla Presley, Harley and Dory Funk, Harley and Hulk Hogan, and Harley and Big Van Vader.
Aug 21, 2019
Modern Exorcist Rachel Stavis
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Real-life exorcist Rachel Stavis returns with more creepy stories about ridding people and places of evil demons she calls "entity!" She describes the various entity and their degree of evil, how you know if you’ve got one attached, and what you can do to get rid of it. She also shares a scary paranormal experience she witnessed in New Orleans, how she protects herself from unwanted evil attachments, and the very cool new projects that she’s working on which may bring her special skills to a screen near you!
Aug 16, 2019
Thrillseekers vs Heavenly Bodies - Night Of The Legends 25th Anniversary Special
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It’s the 25th Anniversary of Smokey Mountain Wrestling’s “Night Of The Legends” which took place August 5th 1994 at the Knoxville Civic Center. It featured a historic tag team match between the Thrillseekers (Lance Storm and Chris Jericho) and the Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy del Ray and Tom Prichard).  Not only was it one of the best matches of The Thrillseekers career, it was also the one that Chris Jericho did with a broken arm! And it ended up being his last for Smokey Mountain. Chris and Lance tell the story of that infamous match from the events leading up to it to the circumstances surrounding the broken arm to the decision to defy doctor’s orders and perform anyway to the changes they made in the match due to the injury to the events that followed. Plus, you can watch along with Chris and Lance as they break down the match move by move.
Aug 14, 2019
Classic Album Clash - Motley Crue "Too Fast For Love" vs "Shout At The Devil"
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Bully Ray and Dave LaGreca of Busted Open! join Chris for Classic Album Clash Motley Crue! They debate the merits of “Too Fast For Love” vs “Shout At The Devil” in a song-to-song battle that will ultimately prove a victor! They also pit the album covers against each other, the performances, and the production! Hear stories about how they each discovered the Crue, their various interactions with Nikki Sixx and the band, their thoughts on “The Dirt,” and how the Crue stack up against other bands like Metallica, KISS, and even Ozzy Osbourne!
Aug 09, 2019
Banned! The SummerSlam Preview That WWE Does NOT Want You To Hear!
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Jack Slade returns to preview the WWE SummerSlam 2019 card! Not sure how many matches actually get “previewed,” but you can definitely vote for your favorite theme song (and there are some serious winners to choose from), learn a little something about the Chuckle Brothers, and guess Roman Reigns’ Mystery Attacker. You’ll also hear the old WWE West Side Story commercial, a bit of the 1976 match between Muhammad Ali and Gorilla Monsoon, and why AJ Styles versus Ricochet is going to steal the show in Toronto on Sunday!
Aug 07, 2019
Bill Murray Stories
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Tommy Avallone is the filmmaker behind the documentary, “The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man.” It’s a look at all the amazing, spontaneous, and in some cases, completely crazy, interactions that people have had with the actor over the years!  Stuff like Bill crashing college parties, wedding photos, and just showing up randomly to wash dishes at a stranger’s house. Tommy’s also talking about the “I Am Santa Claus” documentary he made with Mick Foley, and his upcoming “Waldo On Weed,” which is still in production. Plus, Chris shares a couple of Bill Murray stories of his own!  
Aug 02, 2019
The Atonement of Arquette - David Strikes Back
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David Arquette was the WCW Champion in 2000, and if you’re still surprised by that, wait till you hear David’s thoughts on his WCW experience, and why he’s still trying to live it down (and prove everyone wrong). David talks about his return to the wrestling ring, booking matches on the indie scene, tagging with The Hurricane Shane Helms, working with Tommy Dreamer at House of Hardcore, and installing a ring in his backyard! He also shares stories from the set of “Ready To Rumble,” “Scream,” and “Eight Legged Freaks.”
Jul 31, 2019
A 60 Minute Promo From MJF
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He says he’s going to be the face of AEW, he thinks Cody Rhodes is his BFF, and he’s got a heck of a long list of people that annoy him. He’s Maxwell Jacob Friedman, and he and Chris Jericho put aside their differences long enough to record this episode. Maxwell talks (A LOT in general) about PWG, MLW, and signing with AEW. He sets the record straight about his high-class Burberry scarves, calls out Joey Janela, buries Hangman Page, and explains his finisher, “The Heatseeker.” He also pays tribute to Roddy Piper, Tully Blanchard, and Ernie Ladd.
Jul 26, 2019
UFOs Are Real... Deal With It!
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UFOs are real, and aliens have been living among us all along! UFO expert SMQ reveals what his top-secret government source has revealed to him about their existence, what the human race needs to do prepare, and why the US government is allowing so much information to be released now. He explains the CIA’s “Gateway Process,” what the Mandela Effect has to do with UFOs and aliens, and the real truth about the moon which is actually an alien satellite made of metal.
Jul 24, 2019
Joey Ryan - King of Controversy... And Dong Style
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Joey Ryan is the man behind the Dick Flip, which is both hated and loved by his peers and fans alike! Joey shares the origin of the controversial move, how he ended up in an inter-gender tag team with Candice, and what really happened at his self-described “failed WWE audition.” Plus, Joey talks about PWG, and the lessons he took from that promotion to his own Bar Wrestling. He also has stories about his new documentary, “This Is Wrestling: The Joey Ryan Story,” Japan, TNA, Jim Cornette, Mick Foley, the Young Bucks, and Billy Gunn.
Jul 19, 2019
Boffo Box Office Summer Movie Preview with Nikki Novak
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The Summer blockbuster movie season is well underway, and resident movie expert, Nikki Novak of Fandango fame, has the see it or skip it reviews for a bunch of highly-anticipated films like “Spider-man: Far From Home,” “The Joker,” “Rambo: Last Blood,” “Terminator: Dark Fate,” and Dave Bautista’s “Stuber!”  She’s also got stories and trivia from the sets of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” and “Hobbs And Shaw,” and you’ll find out how likely it is that Chris Jericho will see Will Smith’s “Gemini,” Melissa McCarthy’s “The Kitchen,” and the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Dr. Sleep!” There’s something for everyone, and even a few new ideas that could only come from the minds of Chris & Nikki!
Jul 17, 2019
Banned! The Extreme Rules Preview That WWE Does NOT Want You To Hear!
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There’s a reason CJ and Jack Slade have been banned from WWE, and it may have absolutely nothing to do with the fact that CJ is signed to AEW, and everything to do with these ridiculous preview episodes! Yes, it’s time for CJ & Jack’s “Extreme Rules” predictions, armchair booking, and theme song selection! And you can participate on twitter @TalkIsJericho! Let the shenanigans begin!
Jul 12, 2019
La Historia de Paco Alonso y Corazon de Leon
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CMLL President Paco Alonso gave Chris Jericho his first big break, and his first taste of stardom. Paco was the first to put Chris on TV, on the cover of a magazine, and in a championship match. He came up with the “Corazon de Leon” name, and also got Chris to wrestle in Japan for the first time. And so Chris pays tribute to his recently departed mentor and the man who had such a profound effect on his wrestling career with this touching episode that recounts how Chris first met Paco in Mexico City, and all that he learned in his 2 years working for Paco. You’ll hear stories about Hector Guerrero, Norman Smiley, King Haku, and Plaza Madrid, and the reason why Chris eventually stopped working in Mexico.
Jul 10, 2019
Dave Bautista Says Hello to Stuber & Goodbye to WWE
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Dave Bautista returns with more stories from the sets of his latest movies including the very funny “Stuber” (co-starting Kumail Nanjiani and opening next Friday), “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Endgame,” the big-budget reboot of “Dune,” and the highly-anticipated “Guardians Of The Galaxy 3”! Dave also recounts the full story of his very last wrestling match, which happened to be against Triple H at Wrestlemania, and his surprise retirement from pro-wrestling.
Jul 05, 2019
Come Together - The Beatles Reunion Tour
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It’s circa 1994, and John, Paul, George and Ringo are alive and well, and finally reuniting! What would a Beatles Reunion tour have looked like then? How would they have announcement it? What songs would they have include in the live set? And would they have invited onstage with them? Well, the TIJ Fab 3 have that all figured out! Charlie Benante from Anthrax, Mike Portnoy of Sons of Apollo, Winery Dogs, and Dream Theater fame join Chris to run down their 40-song fantasy set lists, stage setup, show production, and backing band members. It’s the ultimate fantasy Beatles Reunion Concert! Tweet in your song requests to @TalkIsJericho!
Jul 03, 2019
Fully Completely - The Saga of The Tragically Hip, Canada's Biggest Band
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Get your Canada Day celebration started a little early as TIJ pays tribute to Canada’s biggest band, the Tragically Hip, and late frontman Gordon Downie with Greg LeGros and Jamie Dew, the hosts of the “Fully And Completely” podcast, which is of course, dedicated to music and legacy of the Tragically Hip! Discover what makes the Hip such a beloved band, why they never really made it outside of their home country of Canada, how they became such a stellar live act, and what made their music resonate especially with Canadians!  You’ll also hear the story of singer Gord Downie’s final days, what that last tour was like for the band and Hip fans, and why all of Canada mourned the day Gord died.
Jun 28, 2019
The Jeff Cobb-Cast
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Jeff Cobb is going for the ROH World Champion title on Friday in Baltimore, Maryland! He’ll have to defeat reigning champ Matt Taven on the “Best In The World” PPV which will be streaming live on HonorClub! Hear about Jeff’s journey to ROH, his failed WWE tryout, how a pricey investment in wrestling shoes led him to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece representing the island of Guam, and why he credits PWG, Konnan, and Lucha Underground with blowing up his career!  He also talks about wrestling in a rubber mask, passing up WWE’s “Tough Enough,” NJPW & Michael Elgin, Hulk Hogan & Ultimate Warrior, and why you’ll never see him in anything but a singlet in the ring!
Jun 26, 2019
Chico's Bail Bonding - A Bad News Bears Viewing Party with Kevin Smith Pt. 1
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It’s an unprecedented, first of its kind, two-part viewing party event with Kevin Smith and SModcast!  Join Chris and Kevin here on TIJ for the first half of the 1976 classic (and one of Chris’ favorite movies), “Bad News Bears,” and then head to SModcast right after to finish out the movie and discussion!  Watch-along as Chris and Kevin relate trivia from the movie, discuss favorite characters and scenes, share anecdotes from their own childhoods, and explain why this movie is so important in film history and life in general.
Jun 21, 2019
Banned! The Stomping Grounds Preview WWE Does NOT Want You To Hear!
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Ummmm… have no idea what to even say about this one (except that the WWE may NOT be the reason why these two are banned!). There may or may not be some predictions about real (and not real) WWE Stomping Grounds matches, and Baron Corbin's guest ref pick. There’s definitely a whole bunch of other nonsense about #PhatGirls, click bait, WAR in Japan, Enzo Amore, a text from Richochet, Bayley (not the one from Iron Maiden), Dark Journey, Sami Zayn’s mother (apologies in advance), the mythical Stevie Nicks, and guys whose names start with the letter E. Pretty sure you can vote for a theme song for the Stomping Grounds PPV on twitter @TalkIsJericho (there are 4 ridiculous options to choose from). And please keep in mind that the stuff that Jack’s lovely British Alexa can’t answer is no reflection on her programming or the technology itself! In fact, she’ll absolutely respond correctly to “Alexa, play the latest episode of Talk Is Jericho.” And to think… there was absolutely no alcohol involved in the making of this episode. #Truth #PodcastProducerNeedsAShot
Jun 19, 2019
SCU - This Is The Worst Podcast They've Ever Been On!
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SCU aka SoCal Uncensored aka Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky, have plenty to say about SCU joining the AEW roster, and what might have happened to them individually should things have not worked out the way they did! They also speak to the origins of SCU, their friendship with The Young Bucks, what really went down in Vegas at the AEW announcement, "Tequila Sky," why there were two Samuel L. Jacksons on the Jericho Cruise, Frankie’s Superbowl tirade, their time at ROH, and the importance of “Being The Elite.”
Jun 14, 2019
Classic Album Clash - Stryper "Soldiers Under Command" vs "To Hell With The Devil"
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It’s the return of the Classic Album Clash, and check out the all-star line-up debating the merits of Stryper’s “Soldiers Under Command” and “To Hell With The Devil” – Rich Ward of Fozzy, Howard Jones of Light The Torch and Killswitch Engage, and drummer Richard Christy of The Howard Stern Show fame. They love Stryper, and it shows in the impromptu singing, air guitar, and instrument-free jam sessions that permeate this episode. They’ve got incredible, life-changing stories about seeing and meeting Stryper, favorite songs, favorite guitar solos, and favorite album covers. Plus, discover what they consider to be the greatest vocal moment in heavy metal, and what it is about Stryper specifically that brings these four grown men to tears.
Jun 12, 2019
The Untold Truth About the Assassination of JFK
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Who assassinated President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963?  Well, John Barbour, producer, director and narrator of the recent documentary, “The American Media And The Second Assassination Of President John F. Kennedy” swears it was NOT Lee Harvey Oswald, and offers evidence to support his claim! John has been slowly releasing many of the files that once belonged to New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who investigated the murder of JFK, and actually made an arrest in the case! John shares the story of Garrison’s investigation, why and how it was sabotaged, and what the country may have been like had JFK lived. John also speaks to the CIA secret programs, “Project Mockingbird” and “The Family Jewels,” and how both figured into the assassination plot.
Jun 07, 2019
The Resurrection of Dustin Rhodes
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Dustin and Cody (don't call him) Rhodes blew the roof off the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at AEW’s premiere live event, Double or Nothing, last Saturday, and Dustin explains how it all went down. Hear the details behind his battle to be released from WWE, what inspired the black & red paint and new suit for AEW, and why he’ll never wrestle against his brother again in this lifetime! Dustin’s also talking about the origins of the Goldust, his infamous street brawl with Rowdy Roddy Piper at Wrestlemania 12 in Anaheim, how he mended his broken relationship with father, the late great Dusty Rhodes, and the power and meaning behind the phrase #KeepSteppin.
Jun 05, 2019
Duff McKagan - Tenderness, Jokes & GnR
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bass player, Duff McKagan of Guns N Roses fame, returns with a live “Joke Of The Week,” and a brand new solo album, “Tenderness,” which just came out today! Duff speaks to the making of the album, which actually started as a book, how and why he hooked up with Shooter Jennings to produce the record, and what the Guns N Roses World Tour had to do with the songwriting. Speaking of GnR, Duff also has plenty of stories from their first rehearsals, recent dates, and those 3+ hour long live sets, along with a couple of thoughts on new GnR music. He also talks Wedding Day Abs, tea with Desmond Tutu, Pink Slips, peanut butter smoothies, and Axl Rose’s love of Glen Campbell.
May 31, 2019
The Emancipation of Jon Moxley
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Jon Moxley made his AEW debut in surprise fashion at “Double Or Nothing” last Saturday in Las Vegas, but before he laid-out CJ and threw Kenny Omega out of the ring after entering through the sold-out crowd, the superstar wrestler formerly known as Dean Ambrose sat down for an in-depth interview on his much-speculated departure from WWE. Jon shares the story in great detail from the first moment he knew he would not return to WWE after his contract expired to some of the creative decisions that led to his exit in the first place. He speaks about the injury that kept him sidelined for 9 months, his anti-climactic post-injury return to WWE, his angle with Nia Jax, his last run with The Shield, what Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns had to say about Jon’s leaving, the weird press release issued about his departure, and why AEW is the perfect wrestling home for him.
May 29, 2019
From the Blue Blazer to the Black Hart - Owen Flies Forever
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It’s been 20 years since the WWE “Over The Edge” pay-per-view where the legendary high-flyer, Owen Hart, plummeted 70-feet from the ceiling of the Kemper Arena to his death in a tragic accident during the live telecast.  Dave Meltzer returns to mark this sad anniversary and to pay tribute to Owen with some joyful memories and stories from his incredible career. Hear about Owen’s two runs at WWE, his time in Japan, his great feud with his brother, Bret, tag teaming with Davey Boy Smith, the Blue Blazer gimmick, and all of the classic ribs! They also discuss the match that Owen had with Steve Austin that resulted in Stone Cold’s near career-ending injury, and they relive the tragic night of “Over The Edge.”
May 24, 2019
Double Or Nothing Is Everything
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AEW’s inaugural event, “Double Or Nothing” is this Saturday in Las Vegas! Chris breaks down the card and the events leading up to this historic show, and shares what it means for his career, the WWE, and the wrestling industry as a whole. He explains the origins and development of his new finishing move, The Judas Effect (and what Dave Bautista has to do with it), and what fans can expect as AEW grows and makes it way to TV via TNT and ITV this Fall!  He also has a very pointed and personal message for Kenny Omega.
May 22, 2019
Banned! The Money In The Bank Preview WWE Does NOT Want You To Hear!
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Jack Slade returns to breakdown the “Money In The Bank” card with Chris, and predict who’s going to walk away with Championship Titles (NOT belts) come Sunday night! They  rundown possible scenarios for Samoa Joe vs Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston vs Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins vs AJ Styles, Becky Lynch vs Charlotte and Becky Lynch vs Lacey Evans, and the women’s and men’s ladder matches.  They also do their best Oasis, Lars Ulrich, Chris Slade, Iron Maiden, and ZZ Top impressions, book a Rusty Cage Match, and decide who could beat Who drummer Keith Moon in a rock and roll four way. Plus, Jack has all the deets on where to get posh snacks when visiting England.
May 17, 2019
Attack Of The B Movies at The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs
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Joe Bob Briggs of “The Last Drive-In” show (on the new Shudder app) streams all the best horror, syfy, grindhouse, kung fu, trucker, and action B-movies! He’s got stories for days, reviews to die for, favorite slasher films, and his own unique rating system! Even the Hells Angels have given Joe Bob a film award (and a near beat down in the process)!  Joe Bob talks actors (like Jackie Chan, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Chuck Norris, and Jean Claude Van Damme), plots (“The Howling 7” anybody?), movie studios and directors (including Roger Corman and Joe D’Amato).  He also chronicles the history of Shannon Tweed horror films, the transition of comedy horror, and why most b-movie remakes don’t work for him.
May 15, 2019
System Of A Daron - From Chop Suey to Scars On Broadway
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Guitarist Daron Malakian of System Of A Down and Scars on Broadway fame brings the rock to TIJ with road tales about Ozzfest, Slayer, and the Sunset Strip. He talks songwriting (including the intro to “B.Y.O.B.”), working with producer Rick Rubin, musical influences, why it took 10 years to release a second Scars On Broadway album, and how comes System still performs live but doesn’t record. Daron also shares his loves of the Edmonton Oilers, the Los Angeles Kings, WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling, and explains why George The Animal Steele is his favorite wrestler of all time.
May 10, 2019
That Time Vince McMahon Bought WCW
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On March 23, 2001, Vince McMahon bought WCW for the bargain-basement price of about $2 million. How was he able to swoop in and buy up what had been his biggest rival, and a company that had nearly put the McMahons out of business? It’s an incredible story that involves Ted Turner, Eric Bischoff, USA Network, the XFL, Spike TV, and even Paul Heyman and ECW.  Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter returns to help tell the story of that time that Vince bought WCW.
May 08, 2019
Jack Perry on Luke Perry, Jungle Boy & AEW
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Jungle Boy Jack Perry is one of the latest editions to the AEW roster, and is grateful that he got to share the exciting news with his dad, actor Luke Perry (of “90210” and “Riverdale” fame), before Luke’s unexpected passing. Jack talks about his relationship with his father, dealing with the sudden loss, and how it was Luke who got Jack into wrestling in the first place. Jack also shares stories about his own backyard wrestling experiences, getting started in the professional ring as an 11-year old, meeting Cody Rhodes, his love of Rey Mysterio, and what UFC Champ Conor McGregor has to do with the Jungle Boy gimmick.
May 03, 2019
High School Of Rock - CJ's First Bands
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Before there was Fozzy, there was Method 54, Lethal Promise, Sleeze Patrol, Fatal Axe-dent, Disciples Of The Watch, and Scimitar. CJ, guitarists Rich Ward and Billy Grey, and drummer Frank Fontsere head back to highschool to share stories about their first bands, first live gigs, and first attempts at songwriting. You’ll hear how they learned their instruments, the first cover songs they attempted to play, the famous musicians and bands they emulated, and the path that eventually brought them all together!
May 01, 2019
WOW...Tessa Blanchard Makes An Impact!
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Tessa Blanchard is a third generation wrestler making a name for herself at Impact! Wrestling and AXS TV’s “WOW – Women of Wrestling,” and she’s doing it through hard work, training, and commitment! She’s the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard, the stepdaughter of the great Magnum TA, and granddaughter of wrestling promoter Joe Blanchard, but her lineage has actually made it more difficult for her to achieve her dreams. She discusses the name game, and overcoming the adversity it’s created. She also speaks to being one of the first women to wrestle in China, why she loves inter-gender matches, her first WWE tryout, and how she landed the stunt double role in the biopic about Paige’s life, “Fighting With My Family.”
Apr 26, 2019
Paranormal Experiences with The Alternate Route
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Patrick, Mike and Bridget from The Alternate Route podcast bring their paranormal experiences and stories to TIJ! Mike recounts his personal UFO experiences, his ghost hauntings, and what he knows about the military’s Project Bluebook (the program focused on documenting UFO sightings and alien encounters). Patrick and Bridget speak to the giant spiritual boulder that reportedly has healing powers, the unexplained “Eleven Eleven” phenomenon, forbidden archaeology, psychic medium Amy Allan from TV’s “The Dead Files,” and Andrea Perron of “The Conjuring” fame.
Apr 24, 2019
Mr. Big Wants To Be With You
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Mr. Big founding bassist Billy Sheehan and singer Eric Martin bring the rock & roll to TIJ!  Billy talks about starting Mr. Big right after leaving the David Lee Roth “Eat ‘Em And Smile” solo band, and he and Eric tell the story of their surprise hit single, “To Be With You,” the role that MTV played in their success, and what it was like touring with Rush and Bryan Adams in the 90s. They talk big in Japan, losing drummer Pat Torpey last year, and whether Mr. Big will ever tour again. Plus, Billy has tons of ridiculously hilarious stories from this days with David Lee Roth including skunk beer garage sessions, Canadian “peelers,” and the historic reunion gig that never was. Billy also tells the true story about how he nearly joined Van Halen himself!
Apr 19, 2019
WWE Hall of Famer Stevie Ray Brings The Heat
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Stevie Ray is a WWE Hall of Famer, and he’s talking about what it was like to be inducted earlier this month alongside his brother, Booker T, as one half of the Harlem Heat tag team! Stevie’s telling stories from their early days at Global, making the move to WCW, working with everyone from the Steiners to the Nasty Boys to Nash & Hall to Sting & Macho Man and Eddie Guerrero too!  Stevie Ray explains why he didn’t go to WWE after Vince McMahon bought WCW, and what he thinks caused WCW’s demise. He’s got a great story about Chavo Sr, and the one time that Ted Turner and Jane Fonda showed up at Center Stage in Atlanta.
Apr 17, 2019
Juice Robinson Killed CJ Parker!
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Juice Robinson makes his TIJ debut, and he’s telling it straight when it comes to why he left WWE/NXT!  He’s also telling it straight about New Japan, what it was like living in the dojo, wrestling Kenny Omega, and what went wrong in the match where he busted Kevin Owens’ nose! Juice is talking sweet home Chicago, working with Great Khali, what he did to piss off William Regal, and why he’d rather do carnival camps in England than go back to WWE. Thanks to TIJ sponsors: Omax Health, Audible, Live Nation, NHTSA, and Indeed.com.
Apr 12, 2019
The Warriors Come Out And Play - 40th Anniversary Special
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Danny Boy O’Connor from House of Pain returns to TIJ to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of one of his and Chris Jericho’s favorite movies, the cult classic, “The Warriors!”  Danny Boy also has actor Apache Ramos with him, who was one of the Orphans gang members in the film! Apache shares some great behind-the-scenes stories about what it was like to film all around New York City (except the Bronx), blow up cars, and improv lines. Discover what inspired all the gang costumes and gimmicks (Baseball Furies, anyone?), why the Orphans only got t-shirts, and why the movie was protested and banned when it was originally released in theaters in 1979. Special thanks to TIJ sponsors: DDPYoga, One Link by First Alert, Indeed.com, O'Reilly Auto Parts, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Apr 10, 2019
Bully Ray Takes Manhattan
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Bully Ray returns to drop some 411 on the Ring of Honor/New Japan G1 Supercard event taking place tomorrow (Saturday 4/6) at New York’s Madison Square Garden. How the heck did that happen (in the house that the McMahons built)? Bully’s got that story, along with the reason why he signed with ROH, what his last days were like at Impact, and why things didn’t work out for him and D-Von at WWE. He’s also speaking to the evolution of the Bully Ray character, and giving a full behind-the-scenes, deep-dive look at the Dudley Boyz induction into the WWE Hall of Fame last year! Thanks to TIJ sponsors: One Link by First Alert, Indeed.com, and Robinhood.
Apr 05, 2019
Banned! The Wrestlemania Preview WWE Does NOT Want You To Hear!
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It’s the return of Jack Slade for the Best Worst Wrestlemania Preview EVER! Jericho may be banned from the WWE (and possibly had his tickets revoked under suspicious circumstances), but until his cellular connection is disrupted, he and Jack Slade breakdown the card, performances, and predict championship changes. They weigh in on Kurt Angle’s retirement match, Triple H’s career-on-the-line match, Batista’s big return, Roman Reigns comeback, and the huge Women’s main event featuring Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte. They also speculate on an Undertaker return, a John Cena appearance, and a victory for The Demon. Thanks to TIJ sponsors: DDPYoga, Indeed.com, and O'Reilly Auto Parts!
Apr 03, 2019
Third Eye Spies - The Phenomenon of Remote Viewing
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Remote Viewing is an incredible psychic phenomenon used by the CIA, the military, and NASA. It’s like ESP where a person has the ability to describe things far away that they’ve never seen before. Russell Targ, who started the Stanford Research Institute in the 70s to train people on the technique of remote viewing, and filmmaker, Lance Mungia, documented the incredible phenomenon in their new film, “Third Eye Spies.” They’re sharing stories about how this ability has been used (to see into the Kremlin, to aid in the Patty Hearst kidnapping investigation, and to spot the ring around Jupiter), and delving into the lives of some of the famous remote viewers in history (like Ingo Swann and Pat Price).
Mar 29, 2019
Announcing David Penzer!
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David Penzer was Jericho’s old traveling buddy at WCW. Actually, Penzer was EVERYBODY’s traveling buddy at WCW because WCW covered the cost of Penzer’s car and hotel room!  Hear some of the crazy road stories involving Arn Anderson, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Ric Flair, and Harley Race. Penzer was there for the Monday Night Wars, the end of WCW, and the first few days of the WWE takeover. He talks about his WWE audition, meeting with Vince McMahon, and why things ultimately didn’t work out there. Penzer's got a couple of favorite career moments, a favorite Bret Hart match, and a wicked introduction of Luke Gallows making his way to the ring. Thanks to TIJ sponsors: Hello Fresh, Raycon E50 Wireless Earbuds, and Audible
Mar 27, 2019
Classic Album Clash - Iron Maiden "The Number Of The Beast" vs "Powerslave"
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The Classic Album Clash returns, and this time it’s Iron Maiden’s “The Number Of The Beast” versus “Powerslave!”  And the expert panel assembled to debate the merits of both albums and their respective songs includes Lizzy Borden, Metal Blade Record founder Brian Slagel, and Red Solo Cup Geoff (who manages to stay awake this time).  They share Maiden introduction stories, first concerts, first meets with various band members, lots of great trivia, Eddie tales, info on the British New Wave of Heavy Metal scene, and of course their favorite picks for songs and ultimately album! Thanks for supporting TIJ sponsors: Indeed, O'Reilly Auto Parts, and DDPYoga!
Mar 22, 2019
Rebel Starbuck - The Most Famous Wrestler You've Probably Never Heard Of
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Rebel Starbuck aka Mike Majalahti is the greatest wrestler in Finnish history, and the most popular wrestler outside of the US and Canada! He and Jericho actually both got started in Calgary, and it was Chris’ black wrestling boots and tights that Rebel borrowed for his first-ever match (which happened to be against Lance Storm).  Rebel’s talking about the time he accosted Stu Hart at his home in the hopes of getting a shot at Stampede Wrestling, his incredible career in Japan thanks to the Japanese Buzzsaw Tajiri, Fight Club Finland, and his brand new promotion, SLAM Wrestling. He’s also setting the record straight about Chris Jericho, Jim Cornette, and Smokey Mountain Wrestling. Thanks to TIJ's amaze-ball sponsors: LightStream, Quip, and O'Reilly Auto Parts 
Mar 20, 2019
Pumping Iron With The Incredible Lou Ferrigno
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The original Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, has stories about green makeup, Bill Bixby, and why 8:15pm and 8:45pm were two important time markers for the TV series that made him a household name! He also talks about “Pumping Iron,” the Mr. Universe competition, his rivalry turned friendship with Arnold Schwarzenegger, what he learned from the Board Room of “Celebrity Apprentice” with Donald Trump, and how a cameo appearance on TV’s “The King Of Queens” turned into a 7-year recurring role! He’s also talking about diet, nutrition, and working out today verses the 70s, and why he thinks Chuck Norris could take Bruce Lee in a one-on-one fight. Thank you for supporting the great TIJ sponsors including: DDPYoga.com/Jericho, O’Reilly Auto Parts
Mar 15, 2019
350 Days - The Most Revealing Pro Wrestling Documentary Ever
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“350 Days” shows the real-life sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle of the pro-wrestling business in the decadent 80s.  Director Fulvio Cecere spoke with 72 legends of the business who shared very candid details about what it was like to spend most of the year traveling from town to town in vans and cars with other wrestlers. They spoke about the drugs, the booze, the "ring rats," and the bust-ups of their marriages, families, and personal relationships, and Fulvio shares some of the behind-the-scenes details on what it took to get wrestlers like Bret Hart, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, JJ Dillon, Ox Baker, Tito Santana, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, Ted DiBiase, and the Masked Superstar to open up about their experiences. Fulvio shares some of his favorite stories from his 21 days of shooting interviews, who he wishes he could have spoken with, and what he plans to do with all the hours of extra footage that didn’t make the documentary. Please support TIJ sponsors:  Indeed.com/podcast, and Audible. Start your FREE 30-day trial at Audible.com/TalkIsJericho or text Talk Is Jericho to 500500.
Mar 13, 2019
In Memoriam - "The Destroyer" Dick Beyer Encore Presentation
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TIJ pays tribute to the late, great Dick "The Destroyer" Beyer with this encore presentation of an episode originally recorded March 10, 2017, and first released that September.  Dick Beyer aka masked wrestler, Destroyer, makes his TIJ debut, and he’s got story after story after story… from his feud with Japanese wrestling star Rikidozan to working with Gorgeous George, Lou Thesz, and Andre The Giant. He’s been in every territory from Oregon to Minneapolis to Los Angeles to Buffalo, but never Mexico (and you’ll find out why). You’ll also discover when and where he started wearing the mask, and why he needed his then-wife’s help in creating them. He’s breaking down the origins of the Doctor X gimmick, and how he feels about Ric Flair adopting Destroyer’s Figure 4 Leglock finish!
Mar 11, 2019
Chris Answers YOUR Questions - Live From The Jericho Cruise
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YOU asked and Chris answered… EVERYTHING… live on the First Annual Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea!  It’s the last of the live podcasts from the BEST. VACATION. EVER... and there will be more of the same when Part Deux sets sail in January 2020!  So what was answered? Questions about the Festival of Friendship with Kevin Owens, the WWE Hall of Fame, the WCW cruiserweight division, BFFs in the wrestling industry, and the first time in a ring.  Chris was also asked for career advice, training tips, and hair care pointers.  
Mar 08, 2019
Weirdest Movie Ever Made - The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film
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Does the infamous 59-seconds of shaky, grainy Bigfoot footage shot by Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin in 1967 the woods in Northern California prove the existence of Bigfoot? And more importantly is the footage real, and if so how was it made and originally distributed?  Those are just some of the questions that guest Phil Hall researched and answered for his new book, “The Weirdest Movie Ever Made: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film.” Phil details what he discovered and uncovered about the film, the conspiracies surrounding it, and even the filmmakers themselves (who were actually rodeo riders; not filmmakers).  He shares other Bigfoot sighting stories he stumbled across as he worked on his book, and offers his own theory about whether or not Bigfoot really exists, including the one featured in the Patterson-Gimlin film.
Mar 06, 2019
WOW! It's All AXS with The Women of Wrestling
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David McLane, the creator of the original GLOW TV show in the 80s, has a new all-female wrestling show on AXS TV!  It’s called WOW (Women of Wrestling), and David, and WOW star Abilene Maverick, share the story of what it took to make WOW happen.  Discover how Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss factors into the WOW equation, how David convinced Tessa Blanchard to join the cast, why they actually got started in Las Vegas doing online content only, what makes WOW different from GLOW, and what David and Abilene hope to accomplish in the next year.  They introduce the cast of characters, talk about the WOW performers extensive training and preparation, and reveal why a traveling live show is not in the immediate plans. Thanks to TIJ sponsors: Raycon Wireless Earbuds (promo code: JERICHO20), O'Reilly Auto Parts
Mar 01, 2019
The Horrific Making Of Terrifier with Art The Clown
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He’s the newest slasher icon with some of the most brutal murders on the big screen! Art The Clown, the star of Damien Leone’s horror flick, “Terrifier,” has spine-chilling make-up, a blood-curdling smile, a gruesome bag of tricks, and he doesn’t say a word! He’s played by actor David Howard Thornton who speaks plenty about how it all went down behind-the-scenes to bring this silent killer to life! David takes us through his audition process, his favorite kill scenes, the proper way to wield a knife, and what he hopes to see come Halloween.
Feb 27, 2019
How To Become A Billionaire with Todd Wagner
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Todd Wagner is Mark Cuban’s business partner, the CEO of 2929 Entertainment, a pioneer of online broadcast and streaming, and Chris’ neighbor in Florida! Todd is also a billionaire who has plenty of tips and advice on how you can be a billionaire too.  And he’s got great stories about his friends like Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, and actor Chris Tucker (who saved Todd’s life in NYC on 9/11), making movies and the Oscars, checking things off his bucket list, and how he’s pioneering digital fundraising.
Feb 22, 2019
50 Years of NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr - LIVE
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Dory Funk Jr makes his debut on TIJ, and of course, it was done in front of a live audience! Hear stories from Dory’s entire career – from his first wrestling match to his first NWA Championship to working in Japan for All Japan Wrestling. He remembers tagging with his brother Terry, the great feuds they had with the Briscoes, working Andre The Giant in what turned out to be one of Andre’s final matches, signing with WWE, and the “Hoss Funk” gimmick. Dory also has favorite matches, favorite wrestlers, and a whole lotta lessons learned from Bob Geigel.
Feb 20, 2019
The Fyre Festival Fraud
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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! Thanks to our sponsors: Steven Singer Jewelers, 1-800 Flowers, and Indulgences.store
Feb 01, 2019
Diamond Dallas Page Is Positively Unstoppable
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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. Thanks to another great sponsor - MackWeldon.com
Jun 22, 2018
Lizzy Borden's Midnight Things
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“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
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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. Thanks to our sponsors: Quip - take care of your teeth at GetQuip.com/JERICHO Simple Contacts - ordering made quick & easy at SimpleContacts.com/Jericho
Jun 15, 2018
Derek Smalls Goes To Eleven
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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"
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. Thanks to TIJ’s amaze-ball sponsors! DDPYoga – start your free 7-day trial at DDPYoga.com/JERICHO Thrive Market – get $60 in free groceries and free shipping at ThriveMarket.com/JERICHO
Apr 18, 2018
Flat Earth Philosophy with David Weiss
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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. Thanks for supporting our sponsors! DDPYoga – get 20% off at DDPYoga.com/JERICHO ThriveMarket.com/JERICHO – get $60 in free groceries and free shipping
Apr 13, 2018
Nita Strauss - From School's Out to Shinsuke
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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. Get $60 in FREE groceries + FREE shipping atThriveMarket.com/JERICHO. Try the DDPYoga App FREE for 7 days atDDPYoga.com/JERICHO. 
Apr 11, 2018
Teddy Hart Returns with Joey Janela
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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!
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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
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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
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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!   Start your FREE 7-day trial of the DDPYoga Now App at www.ddpyoga.com/JERICHO. 
Mar 28, 2018
The Outsiders 35th Anniversary with Danny Boy O'Connor
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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
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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
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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! Thank you for supporting this podcast by supporting the TIJ sponsors! Get your FREE 7 day trial of the DDPYoga Now app at DDPYoga.com/jericho. 
Mar 16, 2018
Stone Temple Pilots
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. Start your 7-day FREE trial of the DDPYoga Now App at DDPYoga.com/JERICHO.  Get $60 in FREE groceries at ThriveMarket.com/JERICHO. 
Feb 23, 2018
Saxon with Biff Byford
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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! Start your 7-day FREE trial of DDPYoga at DDPYoga.com/JERICHO 
Feb 21, 2018
All Access with Scott Ian
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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! Get 20% off DDPYoga at DDPYoga.com/JERICHO 
Feb 16, 2018
Will Ospreay And His Missus
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Kenny Omega Returns To Talk Alpha vs Omega
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Kenny Omega returns to TIJ to talk Alpha vs Omega!  Hear Kenny's perspective on how this historic match came together, what he thought when Don Callis first approached him with the idea, how he got New Japan Pro Wrestling onboard, and the first plans he and Jericho made when the idea was officially "a go!" Kenny & Chris also break down the match… from the press conference attack to the twitter feud to the planning and execution! Plus, they reveal what went right, what went wrong, what got called on the fly, and their favorite moments in the ring! 
Jan 10, 2018
2017 In Review with The Fab Three
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The Fab Three, Mike Portnoy, Charlie Benante from Anthrax, and Y2J, are breaking down the best and worst of 2017 when it comes to TV, movies, and music!  They've each got multiple lists, and here are some of the things that may (or may not) have made them:  "Star Wars,” "The Walking Dead," "Game Of Thrones," Metallica, Sons Of Apollo, "Black Mirror," "Stranger Things," "Twin Peaks," Paul McCartney, and "Baby Driver." See what you agree with, and what you don't!
Jan 05, 2018
Wrestle Kingdom 12 Preview - Alpha vs Omega Unveiled
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Alpha vs Omega is here! Y2J takes on Kenny Omega at the Tokyo Dome in mere hours, and just before this historic main event happens, you'll find out how it all came together with New Japan Pro Wrestling color announcer, Don Callis (who also happens to co-host "Kiling The Town" on the Jericho Network)! Don was instrumental in getting this landmark match to the ring, and he and Y2J detail the story of what inspired this idea, and how WWE and Vince McMahon reacted to news of the match. Plus, Don Callis breaks down the rest of the Wrestle Kingdom 12 card!
Jan 03, 2018
Naked Beekeeper Wild Charles Wieand
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Youtube Star Wild Charles Wieand is a modern day Steve Irwin, and just launched his own live show, "The Wild Charles Show," on Facebook Watch, and it's loaded with just as many crazy stunts as his YouTube channel! Hear his tales about naked bee keeping, wrestling alligators, swimming with sharks, and hanging underwater with an anaconda! He's a daredevil, adrenaline junkie, and self-described goofball, and he's sharing all his crazy and hilarious antics on TIJ!
Dec 29, 2017
Classic Album Clash - Master of Puppets vs Ride The Lightning
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Two-time Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion Frankie Kazarian and actor/comedian Brian Posehn are die-hard Metallica fans, and ready to debate two classic Metallica albums – "Ride The Lightning" and "Master of Puppets." They break down the songs & performances with Y2J, and make arguments for their favorite of the two. They're also telling stories about their respective first introductions to Metallica's music, their favorite concerts, and what happened when they had a chance to meet the band!
Dec 27, 2017
Histories Mysteries with Gemini Syndrome
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Singer Aaron Nordstom and drummer Brian Medina from Gemini Syndrome aren't talking music on TIJ; they're talking history's mysteries – theories about the history of the world and religion! Stuff like the Free Masons, the illuminati, the ancient Chinese Mafia, Stonehenge, the creation of the ancient pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, the Gospel of Thomas, the real life of Jesus Christ, evolution vs science, the flat earth society, and the 8 levels of consciousness that Timothy Leary was in constant search of! It's a fascinating conversation about history and the planet, and why some of the truths remain hidden to this day, and just who's hiding them!
Dec 22, 2017
Rockologist Howard Mandshein
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Legendary Winnipeg DJ Howard Mandshein brings his encyclopedia of rock knowledge (and tremendous stories) to TIJ! "H" (as he's known to the locals) has interviewed everyone from Sir Paul McCartney to Guns N Roses to Burton Cummings and The Guess Who! He had Who bassist John Entwistle over to his house, and sat down for a one-one with Bob Marley. Howard also believes that there is a perfect album in existence (and you'll hear what that is), that The Guess Who really need to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and that AC/DC's Bon Scott is best performer he's ever seen.
Dec 20, 2017
Star Wars Something or Other with Team Tiger Awesome
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Spoiler alert! There are absolutely NO spoilers about Star Wars in this special Star Wars episode of TIJ! There's barely any talk about Star Wars either! What you will get are tons of hilarious, irrelevant side stories and tangents about everything from Mike Meyers to Alice Cooper to the Love Guru to Cal Ripken Jr to Eli Roth and The Polar Express. And in between the complete chaos, you might hear what TTA & Y2J THINK is gonna happen in future Star Wars movies, what they WISH would happen, and how they really feel about digital death puppets.
Dec 15, 2017
Kerry King Returns
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Kerry King from Slayer returns to TIJ with a list of recommended comedies for you to watch! He's also talking about playing musical festivals in Europe (including the Download Fest where this convo was recorded), how he warms up before each gig, and his favorite Slayer songs to play live. Plus, hear about the chains and kneepad he wears onstage, what's up with the new Slayer album, and why Kerry doesn't believe there will ever be another Big 4 gig with Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth!
Dec 13, 2017
Impact Wrestling's New Executive Team - Don Callis & Scott D'Amore
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Don Callis and Scott D'Amore are the new Executive Vice Presidents of Impact Wrestling, and have been charged with getting both the creative and business on-track and growing! And they've got plenty of ideas, both immediate and big picture, on how to make that happen! In this in-depth exclusive, they discuss the road that led them to Impact, their philosophy when it comes to talent and content, and their hopes for making Impact a global brand. Plus, Don Callis reveals how this will affect his announcing gig for New Japan Pro Wrestling, and his podcast, "Killing The Town with Storm & Cyrus," on the Jericho Network!
Dec 08, 2017
Kids In The Hall with Kevin McDonald
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Kevin McDonald is from Canadian comedy troupe Kids In The Hall, and he also co-stars alongside Y2J in season 2 of "But I'm Chris Jericho" (which premieres tomorrow 12/7 at ButImChrisJericho.com). Kevin is insane and has crazy stories about KITH's early days performing in Canada, what inspired some of their most popular characters and sketches (like Chicken Lady & King of Empty Promises), how they got Lorne Michaels to let them audition for SNL (and then give them their own TV show), and why their movie "Brain Candy" didn't do as well as it should have! Plus, Kevin shares his embarrassing audition for "Sleepless In Seattle" director Nora Ephron, the true meaning of the red sweater, and the one sketch that best sums up Kids In The Hall.
Dec 06, 2017
Jimmy Jacobs
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Jimmy Jacobs is the guys who created The List of Jericho! He also co-wrote the Festival of Friendship with Y2J, and was recently fired from WWE over a controversial picture posting on Instagram! And he's talking about it all on TIJ! The 5x Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champion recounts his journey to WWE, his 2.5 years there (including his relationship with Vince McMahon), and his subsequent return to the ring and the indie scene!
Dec 01, 2017
The Legendary Henry Winkler
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Henry Winkler is The Fonz from "Happy Days," Barry Zukerkorn on "Arrested Development," Coach Klein on "The Waterboy," and Y2J's childhood hero! Discover what inspired Fonzie's voice, mannerisms, and those famous catch phrases! He's also got stories about Adam Sandler, Robin Williams, director Garry Marshall, jumping the shark, and learning how to take bumps at wrestling school! Plus, Henry went on a road trip through Asia with William Shatner, George Foreman, and Terry Bradshaw, and reveals some of the experiences that didn't make the final cut of their reality show, "Better Late Than Never!"
Nov 29, 2017
Behind The Scenes of GLOW
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Chavo Guerrero is the trainer and stunt coordinator who helped the Netflix GLOW cast learn to wrestle! Chavo and Kimmy Gatewood and Rebecca Johnson (who play the Beatdown Biddies on GLOW) are sharing stories from the set of the Netflix hit, which has been renewed for season 2! Kimmy & Rebecca talk about taking bumps and doing their own stunts, creating their costumes, developing their gimmick, and working with Marc Maron. Chavo explains how he was able to get the girls wrestle-ready in just a few weeks, who had a real natural talent for the ring, and the moment he knew that Netflix had a hit on their hands!
Nov 24, 2017
Craig Gass
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The hilarious rock & roll comedian, Craig Gass, joins TIJ with side-splitting stories about Gene Simmons, Lars Ulrich, and writing for "Saturday Night Live." Hear his impersonations of Kirk Hammett, Christopher Walken, The Fonz, Sam Kinison, an out-of-breath Mark Wahlberg, and Paul Stanley. Craig's opened gigs for Metallica, lived with Eddie Van Halen, hung out Mick Jagger, and been a regular on Howard Stern! He also kicked cocaine cold-turkey after nearly dying from a heart attack.
Nov 22, 2017
Kyle O'Reilly
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Kyle O'Reilly, one third of NXT's The Undisputed Era, joins the Undisputed Champion Y2J for an episode filled with crazy stories about illegal border crossings, English black pudding, shortest Champion reigns ever, the ReDragon tag team at ROH, bad gimmicks, and coveted disco satin jackets! Kyle's also filling in the details on his NXT signing and debut, his new faction with Bobby Fish and Adam Cole, and learning from Shawn Michaels.
Nov 17, 2017
The Real Life Indiana Jones
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Real-life treasure hunters Steve Shaffer and Tim Draper join TIJ with wild Indiana Jones-style stories about searching for and discovering long lost loot and ancient artifacts like gold bars and Egyptian tablets! Hear details of the expedition they took with Y2J to the deserts of Utah to pursue Butch Cassidy's take from the infamous Castle Gate heist (an expedition you can see Friday night on The Travel Channel when "The Legend Of... with Chris Jericho" airs at 11pm ET/PT), and learn how you can become a treasure hunter yourself! Plus, Steve and Tim share some of their most lucrative finds!
Nov 15, 2017
Who The F is Michael Alago?
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Who the F is Michael Alago? Well, he's the A&R guy who signed Metallica, White Zombie, and even Fozzy for their debut album back in 2000. What's A&R? Michael's answering that too! And sharing stories from his days at Elektra Records, Geffen Records, and working with other artists like Cyndi Lauper and Nina Simone! He also survived full-blown AIDS, and you'll hear the miracle that accompanies that story! Plus, Michael talks about the state of the music biz today, why he still considers former Sex Pistol Johnny Lydon a close friend and one of the smartest people he knows, and which single artist makes up his entire desert island top 5 records.
Nov 10, 2017
Austin Aries Tells All
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Austin Aries is no longer with WWE, and he's telling the whole story on TIJ! His exclusive interview recounts the details of the split, and what's coming next! He also talks about his journey to WWE, his time at NXT, the illustrious banana, and opening Wrestlemania 33. And Austin lives a plant-powered life! You'll discover what that means, and why he objects to the term vegan as he fills everyone in on his new book, "Food Fight: My Plant-Powered Journey from the Bingo Halls to the Big Time!"
Nov 08, 2017
Christmas Movie Preview with Nikki Novak
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It's holiday movie season and Y2J's got you covered, along with some help from Fandango's Nikki Novak! Should you see or skip - "Thor: Ragnarok," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "The Post," "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle," "Justice League," "The Disaster Artist," "Murder On The Orient Express," and Daniel Day-Lewis' last movie, "The Phantom Thread?" CJ & Nikki break 'em down! Plus, Nikki's also got a million stories about some of her more famous celeb interviews with the likes of Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford, and the time she played skee-ball with Seth Rogan. And then there was the time that Y2J ran into U2's Bono...
Nov 03, 2017
Gene Simmons Returns with The Vault for Episode 400
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There's only one guest big enough for episode 400! That's Gene Simmons of KISS and his $2000 Gene Simmons Vault! And you'll find out why $2000 is a small price to pay for the 10-disc, metal road case box set that comes hand-delivered by The Demon himself! Gene's also talking about attempting to trademark his hand gesture, KISS tribute bands, changing his given name, Paul McCartney, getting schooled by Carol Kaye of The Wrecking Crew, and how Jiminy Cricket from the movie, "Pinocchio," changed his life.
Nov 01, 2017
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL with Live Paranormal
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Rob Szarek from Live Paranormal joins TIJ just in time for Halloween! Rob and his crew host live paranormal events online with their ghost box machine, and wait till you hear about some of his experiences! He's got creepy stories about the haunted Ohio State Reformatory, the historic House of Wills funeral home in Cleveland, and Ohio University in Athens! He's witnessed possessions, communicated with ghosts, and possibly encountered aliens! This may be the spookiest episode yet!
Oct 27, 2017
Jim Cornette
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Jim Cornette makes his TIJ debut with tales about bullet proof vests, fan riots, and ether! He also recounts inducting the Rock & Roll Express into the WWE Hall of Fame, some of the best wrestlers to come through OVW (like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Dave Batista), the origins of Smokey Mountain Wrestling, the creation of The Thrillseekers gimmick, the infamous Dairy Queen drive-thru story, and the 5-star rating system created by Corney and Norman "Weasel" Dooley. And he's sharing tips on what makes a good promo and a great heel! Plus, Starman Kenny Bolin joins the fun!
Oct 25, 2017
Backstage at the Loudwire Music Awards
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Josh Bernstein is the man behind the Golden Gods Awards, and the one responsible for bringing Y2J into the mix as host! They worked that show together for 4 years and now the two-man band's been reunited for the first-ever Loudwire Music Awards! Josh and Jericho are giving exclusive, backstage access to all the stories, antics, debauchery, madness, and mayhem! They're telling tales about Metallica, Ozzy, Rob Halford, the Foo Fighters, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp, Steel Panther and Slash! They're covering collaborations, fist fights, mob style payoffs, surprise guests, and the always unruly metal fans!
Oct 20, 2017
Brad Williams
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Brad Williams is funny. Period. That's why he's on TIJ, and that's why he's been added to the Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager at Sea lineup! He's got story after story... including the great rib that he & Bob Saget pulled on John Stamos, the one wresting match he had as "Half Pint," how he got into comedy, why he prefers dwarf over "little person," and what happens to hecklers at his live shows. He'll school you on "reachers," overhead bins on airplanes, and the infamous lap dances that used to close out his live sets.
Oct 18, 2017
Fozzy On Judas
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The new Fozzy album, Judas," has arrived, and the entire band invades TIJ to talk about the incredible journey to October 13, 2017! Find out how the songs came together, why there aren't many guitars solos on this album, which song utilizes a Def Leppard production trick, and why Fozzy decided to bring in an outside producer (Johnny Andrews) for the first time. There's a Clint Eastwood debate, one bug incident, a great story about the crew member who got stuck in the lighting rig at the Sonic Boom Festival right before Fozzy's set, and a confession about influential special guests who make the band nervous onstage.
Oct 13, 2017
The Singh Brothers - From The Bollywood Boys to The Big Leagues
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The Singh Brothers crash TIJ much like they crashed the WWE live show in Toronto 10 years ago that got the ball rolling for them! Okay, so they were actually invited to TIJ! Anyways... Harv and Gurv Sihra recount their wrestling journey from the Hart Brothers wrestling school in Calgary to Tony Condello's death tours in Manitoba to Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Wrestling to finally signing with the WWE and landing plum gigs as henchman to WWE Champion, Jinder Mahal. They're also talking Bollywood, Punjabi, Great Khali, what they learned from Edge, and the joys of a "Kraft dinner."
Oct 11, 2017
Pillman - 20 Years Later
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It's been 20 years since Brian Pillman's tragic passing, and Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer joins TIJ to share some stories and memories. Dave started covering Brian's wrestling career from his early days in Calgary with Stampede Wrestling. The two became very close friends, and now Dave Meltzer is providing some insight about Brian's Loose Cannon gimmick, how Brian was able to get Eric Bischoff and WCW to release him from his contract so that he could pull a swerve and sign with Vince McMahon and WWE, Brian's Hollywood Blondes tag team with Steve Austin, and the one big goal that drove Brian's career choices. And Dave remembers the last days leading up to Brian's tragic death. Plus, Sisi & Chey return to give their personal review of the new movie, "It."
Oct 06, 2017
Steel Panther - Live At Download
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Steel Panther returns to TIJ with all the expected chaos, confusion, and comedy! There's plenty of singing, all sorts of animal noises, stories about jam sessions gone wrong (Alfonso Ribeiro), jam sessions gone REALLY wrong (Zakk Wylde), deer anecdotes, deer whistle adventures and the formation of both a new podcast (Talk Is Satchel) and a new cover band (the Bald Eagles).
Oct 04, 2017
Porn's Power Couple - Lexington Steele and Savana Styles
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Porn's Power Couple, Lexington Steele and Savana Styles, are telling it like it is when it comes to sex for work and sex for pleasure... because they do both - with each other! You'll find out why Savana prefers to have Lex direct her on camera, and why it's important to watch each other's work with other partners. Plus, you'll discover how they got into the porn industry, and what effect the internet has had on porn, and specifically their ability to make a living off of what they do. They also offer a behind-the-scenes look at some of their favorite, most popular, and upcoming films.
Sep 29, 2017
Humanoids & Ham N Eggers - The Ballad of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
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TIJ celebrates the late, great Bobby "The Brain" Heenan with a heartfelt tribute to the legend that many called the best-ever, all-around wrestler! "Killing The Town's" Cyrus and former WCW announcer Mark Madden join to share their stories and memories of Bobby, and explain what made him so good on the mic, as a manager, and in the ring taking bumps. They recall the weasel gimmick and suit, and Bobby's days managing everyone from Andre The Giant to Ric Flair to Nick Bockwinkel. And they share their favorite Heenan quotes, and reveal the lessons they've learned and carried with them through their respective careers.
Sep 27, 2017
Rainn Wilson
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What the heck is a zonkey!? Well, that's just one of the many interesting things you'll learn from Rainn Wilson (aka Dwight Schrute on "The Office" and Harry Mudd on the new "Star Trek: Discovery") on TIJ! Rainn describes what it was like playing Fishboy in Rob Zombie's "House of 1000 Corpses," auditioning for the role of Dwight, hosting "Saturday Night Live," and meeting his hero, Eric Idle of "Monty Python" fame. He also reveals how he deals with forgetting lines in live situations, what he loves most about Star Trek: Discovery, and whether or not there will ever be a reunion of The Office.
Sep 22, 2017