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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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Terrifying True Crime Tales

Terrifying True Crime Tales

2020-07-0301:09:09

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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Revival of The Revolt

The Revival of The Revolt

2020-05-0601:12:14

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.
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.
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?
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Steve Evans

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Jun 24th
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Whitney Rodden

Aubrey is a huge asset, for sure. Another great interview!

Jun 23rd
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Andrew Smith

love me some Suge D

Jun 10th
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Donald Lloyd

need more pineapplepete in aew!

Jun 3rd
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Andrew Smith

struggling to get into this one

Jun 2nd
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Andrew Smith

excellent episode

May 22nd
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Kenneth Lea

Who's the guy who sounds like Seth Rogan?

May 20th
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Jeffrey Altman

it's unfortunate that Owen will never be in the WWE Hall of Fame but there is plenty of other wrestling Hall of fame's out there that he could be a part of

May 18th
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Andrew Smith

good episode

May 17th
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Andrew Smith

excellent

May 8th
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Joshua Wilson

Firestarter had a close movie adaptation. Drew Barrymore is great

May 8th
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JD

Storm of the Century!

May 8th
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Adam albright

no Duff joke of the week?

May 7th
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Dan

Can't wait to see them everywhere!! NWA just makes sense....

May 6th
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Kristen Bishop

This is a great episode. His dad seems like a good bloke

May 6th
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Chravis Gerlecz

yhesss!!!! got something to listen to on my ride home! #FTR

May 6th
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Nick Shwartz

Ooh I've been looking forward to hearing from these two.

May 6th
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Andrew Smith

this was an interesting episode

May 3rd
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Joshua Wilson

very eye opening. great podcast

Apr 30th
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Andrew Smith

couldn't get into this one

Apr 23rd
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