Talk Is Jericho

Talk Is Jericho

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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July 1, 2022 63 min

Anthony Bowens is one half of AEW’s The Acclaimed tag team, and is ready to ditch the wheelchair and get back in the ring after recovering from a knee injury! Anthony talks about rehabbing his knee, utilizing his injury to help develop his character, and what he enjoys most about working with the Gunn Club. He speaks to his chemistry and friendship with Max Caster, the origins of The Acclaimed, creating their popular music videos, ...

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

Patrick Kaufenberg & Mike Carbno from the PARAnomalyZONE podcast discuss that very theory about Ted Bundy, and the many ghost sightings and paranormal experiences that surround Bundy and his victims. They share eye witness accounts from survivors and law enforcement who describe Bundy’s strange black eyes, and the spontaneou...

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It’s the return of the Classic Album Clash, and this time it’s all about the WWF – “The Wrestling Album” vs “Piledriver.” And the panel includes Jericho’s oldest wrestling friend in the biz and friend of the pod, Lance Storm, the Wrestling Observer’s Bryan Alvarez, and Big Vinny V! They talk album covers, production, music videos, lyrics, and performances as they do the track-by-track breakdown and head-to-head battle. They have gr...

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Heather “Foster” Kjollesdal has been touring with Metallica and the Rolling Stones for over 20 years! She’s the Dressing Room Coordinator by title (but so much more in reality) for both bands and that means she’s responsible for the backstage area and sets up everything from their personal dressing rooms to the band community rooms and catering to their show wardrobe and quick changes. Foster explains how she originally got the gig...

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"The Paranormal 60" host, and longtime friend of the show, Dave Schrader, returns to talk about UFOs and the recent Congressional hearings. Dave has some thoughts and theories as to why the government is finally acknowledging UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon) as they refer to them, and the timing of all these disclosures. He’s talking about the significance of the hearings, breaking down who was there, and the importance...

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Daniel Garcia has worked hard for his success in wrestling, and chronicles that story in great detail from the moment he decided to start training to the day he signed with AEW. Daniel talks about the Buffalo wrestling scene, meeting AEW’s The Blade (aka Pepper Parks), his WWE tryout, tearing it up on the indies with Wheeler Yuta, Lee Moriarty, and Kevin Blackwood, and what finally prompted him to sign with AEW. He shares his thoug...

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June 10, 2022 59 min

Nobody was more shocked by Toni Storm’s WWE departure than she was! Toni explains the surprise decision to leave and her reasons behind it. She talks about her last days at the company, and how she viewed her future in wrestling at the time of her leaving. She also explains what it was like being stuck in London during the height of the pandemic, how it was to wrestle to an empty arena, what she learned from Shawn Michaels, Scotty ...

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Paleontologist Steve Brusatte consulted on the new “Jurassic World: Dominion” movie, and helped director Colin Trevorrow introduce new species of dinosaurs into this final installment of the franchise. Steve shares some of the new dinosaurs you’ll see in the film, the knowledge he contributed about colors, sizes and behaviors to the design team, and how he helped Chris Pratt with pronunciation during filming! Steve also discusses h...

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Attorney Jay Bergen represented Beatle John Lennon in court in a 1975 case with ties to the mafia! Jay chronicles the story and the case in his new book, “Lennon, the Mobster, and the Lawyer” (which is available now wherever you buy books). In 1975, Morris Levy, the mafia-connected owner of Roulette records, released “Roots,” an unauthorized version of a rock & roll oldies album that John Lennon was had been producing with Phil...

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The Hardy Boys are back together and at AEW! Matt and Jeff have reunited in what they’re calling The Hardy Boys Final Run!  Matt and Jeff recount what it took to get Jeff to AEW the day after his WWE contract ended, how they both felt about WWE’s Hall of Fame offer to a solo Jeff Hardy, and the moment Jeff knew his time there was done. Jeff speaks to the drug allegations, how he was being utilized in his final days with WWE, and wh...

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The Jericho Appreciation Society are Sports Entertainers. Period. And if you wanna know what makes a Sports Entertainer, then listen up! Jericho, Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, “Daddy Magic” Matt Minard and “Cool Hand Ang” Angelo Parker school you in names, image, wardrobe, and the art of ridiculousness! Jericho explains what inspired this faction idea, why he was set on bringing Daniel Garcia and 2.0 into the fold, how he pitched the ...

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Rob, Dave & Jesse from the Hometown Ghost Stories podcast share the terrifying tale of the Sallie House in Atchison, Kansas! They reveal the house’s history that may have unleashed the extreme paranormal events that plagued Tony & Debra Pickman 100 years later! They discuss the many and often violent experiences the Pickman’s endured during their 18 months in the house including spontaneous fires erupting, the unexplained a...

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May 20, 2022 55 min

Martin Kove is Sensei John Kreese on “Cobra Kai” and the “Karate Kid” trilogy, and has a great story about how he landed the role in the first place! He talks about the casts’ initial reaction to the “Karate Kid” script and movie, his then-wife’s review of the Kreese character, bringing Sensei Kreese back to the “Cobra Kai” series, and working with his son, Jesse on the show too. Martin also talks about his friendship and working r...

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So what exactly does it take to be a great pro wrestling referee? Former WWE ref Marty Elias has a few thoughts about that. Marty breaks down the skills and knowledge needed to be a top ref in the biz, how he learned and who he learned from, the importance of in-ring chemistry, and what he instills in the students he trains at Rocky Mountain ProWrestling in Colorado. Marty talks about the worst bumps he’s taken in the ring both acc...

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The long-awaited, highly-anticipated, and critically-acclaimed Max Creeps album “Nein” has finally arrived! And we’re celebrating its release with an exclusive interview with the most influential punk rock band in history! Max Blastic and PC Bullshit of Max Creeps share their unbelievable story from their first meeting at David Bowie’s 1973 concert at the Hammersmith Odeon to their time on a working cattle boat to their unfortunate...

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It’s favorite match time with Busted Open’s Dave LaGreca and Gabby LaSpisa! They run down their respective lists and explain why they chose the matches they did. That means plenty of stories about Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, The Undertaker, Bret and Owen Hart, Thunder Rosa, Dr. Britt Baker DMD, Hulk Hogan, the Stadium Stampede, Kevin Owens and the Festival of Friendship, Wrestlemania 3, Wrestlemania 25, and Eddie Guerrero and Art B...

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May 6, 2022 82 min

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

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Swerve Strickland’s signed with AEW about a month ago, and explains how and why that happens. He talks about his time at WWE, the formation of Hit Row with Ashanti “Thee” Adonis, Top Dolla & B-Fab, what led to the faction’s demise, and Swerve’s ultimate release from WWE. He speaks to the fall out from social media rap during Hit Row’s feud with Jinder Mahal, the rap cypher he did on live TV, his relationship with Triple H, what...

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Sandy Vigilante is a life-long, diehard NHL fan! Actually, he’s a life-long diehard fan of hockey FIGHTS! So much so that he’s actually kept written notebooks detailing every single NHL fight that has occurred since the late 60s to present day along with thousands of hours of hockey fight footage captured on VHS tape. He has amassed quite a collection of fights and fighters, and the knowledge to back it up. He can rattle off the gr...

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Jake “The Snake” Roberts returns to give a detailed look at his time wrestling AAA in Mexico! He talks about the crazy fans and the stuff they used to throw at the wrestlers in the ring including full cans of beer, piss-filled bottles, and the food they were eating! He remembers working with Konnan and The Sensational Sherri Martel, the riots that started at the TV station after his promos would air, and the lengths they’d have to ...

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