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Talk Is Jericho

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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

310.204.0204


Episodes

The Inner Circle Rappels Down Stadium Stampede 2

6/11/2021
Those were no stunt doubles on top of the scoreboard at TIAA Bank Field stadium in Jacksonville at AEW’s Double or Nothing PPV! That was all 5 members of the Inner Circle who jumped off and rappelled to the ground below. Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, and Santana and Ortiz return to tell the story of Stadium Stampede 2, and who came up with the brilliant idea to rappel. They detail what went into the planning and execution of their battle against The Pinnacle right down to Sammy’s amazing 630 to...

Duration:01:12:37

Conquering Kilimanjaro - Highest Free-Standing Mountain on Earth

6/9/2021
“Ghost Adventures” host, Jeff Belanger, had a paranormal experience of a different kind when he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. He details the journey and the spiritual connection in his new book, “The Call Of Kilimanjaro: Finding Hope Above The Clouds.” Jeff explains what inspired him to undertake the climb, how he trained for the adventure, what it was like once he started up the mountain (from food to bodily functions to surviving the elements). He speaks to being truly disconnected from the...

Duration:00:55:16

Billy Corgan's NWA Is A Smash!

6/4/2021
NWA’s “When Our Shadows Fall” PPV is this Sunday, June 6th, and NWA President Billy Corgan runs down the stacked card, and talks about the incredible talent, including NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Nick Aldis! Billy discusses the crossover with AEW and having talent such as Serena Deeb and Thunder Rosa work for both companies. He speaks to the new revolution in wrestling, surviving the pandemic, the return of crowds, and the development of his weekly show, “NWA Powerrr.” He also recalls...

Duration:01:06:33

The Return of the Summer Movie Preview with Nikki Novak

6/2/2021
It’s the return of the Summer blockbuster as movie theaters re-open after the pandemic shutdown! And that means Fandango correspondent Nikki Novak is back on TIJ to share a rundown of what to see and what to skip this Summer! She has details and behind-the-scenes trivia on everything from “The Suicide Squad” to Zack Snyder’s “Army Of The Dead” (with Dave Bautista) to the Aretha Franklin biopic “RESPECT” (starring Jennifer Hudson) to Pixar’s latest animated offering, “Luca.” Nikki’s also...

Duration:01:22:08

The Battle of Greta Van Fleet

5/28/2021
Greta Van Fleet have a new album, “The Battle At Garden’s Gate,” a headlining tour starting this August, and some great stories about opening for Guns N Roses in Germany! Singer Josh Kiszka and drummer Danny Wagner talk about their musical influences, the origins of the band, skipping some high school to open for the Struts, and how they feel about Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page’s comments about Greta’s music. They also talk about growing up in small town Michigan, meeting (and...

Duration:00:52:27

The Ultra Violence of the Death Match Culture

5/26/2021
“Hardway: The Legacy of Deathmatch Wrestling” is an incredible, in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at deathmatch wrestling, the performers, the brutal matches, weapons, and gruesome injuries. Jeff Waldridge, who produced, filmed, and directed the doc, along with lengendary deathmatch wrestler Madman Pondo, and up-and-comer GRaver talk about the doc, the deathmatch scene and culture, and some of their more brutal matches involving light tubes, pencil boards, vats of rubbing alcohol, pinecones,...

Duration:01:11:09

The Gunn Club is Fully Loaded in AEW

5/21/2021
Austin & Colten Gunn are two-thirds of AEW’s Gunn Club. The real-life brothers talk growing up around wrestling thanks to their dad, Bad Ass Billy Gunn’s career at WWE as part of D-Generation X. They remember their first times in a wrestling ring (and being kicked out by Vince McMahon), why they didn’t pursue WWE careers, and what it’s like to officially work with their dad in the ring. The brothers talk about their individual journeys to AEW which included a stop at Ring of Honor for...

Duration:01:03:04

The Conspiracy of The Sons Of Sam

5/19/2021
It’s one of the most famous serial killer cases in history, and now director Joshua Zeman provides a fresh perspective on the Son of Sam murders, which terrorized New York City from the summer of 1976 to July of 1977. Josh’s new, four-part Netflix documentary, “The Sons Of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness,” goes in-depth on the investigation conducted by journalist Maury Terry, who never believed that convicted Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz acted alone. Maury spent years doing his own...

Duration:01:10:16

The Birth Of Thrash Metal & The Megaforce of Jonny Zazula

5/14/2021
Megaforce Records founder Jonny Zazula (aka Jonny Z) started a heavy metal movement in the ‘80s, and shares the story of his famed label that launched the careers of Metallica, Anthrax, and even Fozzy! Jonny explains how his little “Rock’n Roll Heaven” record store in a New Jersey flea market morphed into live shows, band management, and a label. He details his introduction to the guys in Metallica, his involvement in the “Kill ‘Em All” album from recording to marketing and promotion to tour...

Duration:01:01:11

The All Out Assault of Blood & Guts

5/12/2021
More wrestling history was made last Wednesday night on #AEWDynamite as the Inner Circle and The Pinnacle battled it out in the first-ever Blood & Guts! Chris breaks down the historic match from inception to execution, and everything in between. Discover what originally inspired the idea pre-pandemic, the talent who were supposed to take part in the originally scheduled Blood & Guts, the timing of the match in 2021, who came up with the Inner Circle costumes, the bumps, Sammy’s surrender,...

Duration:00:58:48

The Bedlam & Barbed Wire Behind Dark Side Of The Ring

5/7/2021
The critically-acclaimed series, “Dark Side of the Ring,” just returned for season 3 on VICE TV, and creators Evan Husney and Jason Eisener are back to talk about some of the topics and talent covered in the 14-episode run. They tackle everything from the story of Steve Austin’s late tag team partner Brian Pillman to the infamous WWE “Plane Ride From Hell” to FMW to Death Match wrestling star Nick Gage to Jericho’s former Smokey Mountain Wrestling roommate Bruiser Bedlam to the WWE steroid...

Duration:01:09:59

The Manson Family Goes Helter Skelter

5/5/2021
Everybody knows the story of cult leader Charles Manson and the Manson Family murders, but “Crime Weekly’s” Stephanie Harlowe joins to share a more-detailed look at Charles Manson as a person, and what led him to become a violent murderer and cult leader. She sheds light on his early childhood and upbringing, and his personality and how he was able to manipulate young girls in the 60s to joining the family. She has insight into Manson’s unlikely friendship with Dennis Wilson of the Beach...

Duration:01:14:34

The Burning Love of Elvis Impersonators

4/30/2021
Hear the story of how Elvis came to join the Inner Circle! Ok, so it’s really Elvis impersonator Travis Allen who filmed that great scene-stealing cameo in the Inner Circle’s version of The Hangover last Summer in Vegas! Travis explains how he landed the coveted part, what it was like hanging out with the boys, and what was his favorite part of the whole experience. He also recounts his journey to become Elvis, which songs are the hardest to sing, why he loves Elvis groupies, and what it’s...

Duration:00:58:09

Five Rounds with Chuck Liddell

4/28/2021
UFC Hall of Famer and former Light Heavyweight Champ, Chuck Liddell, shares stories about some of his biggest fights and opponents including Tito Ortiz, and his two legendary bouts with Randy Couture. Chuck explains what it means to cut weight, how he used to do it quickly (wearing plastic suits on airplanes no less), and how a single knock-out put him on the map. He has thoughts on Dana White, filming Ultimate Fighter, competing on Dancing With The Stars, and being called a “Sherman Tank.”...

Duration:00:54:42

Rich Swann's Rebellion

4/23/2021
Impact World Champion Rich Swann defends his title this Sunday, April 25th, at the Rebellion PPV against AEW World Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega. It’s a match 15-years in the making, and Rich explains what it means for him personally as well as for the wrestling business in general. He talks mental and physical toughness, adapting his high-flying style for the rigors of a heavyweight match, and how he almost gave up on his wrestling dream a few years ago. Rich shares the adversity he...

Duration:01:02:29

The Mystery of Sasquatch & Murder Mountain

4/21/2021
“Sasquatch” is the brand-new, three-part documentary series directed by Joshua Rofe that premiered on Hulu yesterday (April 20, 2021). It’s a murder-mystery, true crime thriller that takes place on a marijuana farm in the infamous Emerald Triangle area of Northern California, and involves Big Foot! Josh Rofe explains how he and journalist David Holthouse investigated and documented the 1993 triple homicide allegedly perpetrated by Sasquatch! He shares what they uncovered in journey, how it...

Duration:00:47:39

Riki Rachtman Is Ballin At The Cathouse

4/16/2021
Riki Rachtman co-founded the infamous Cathouse in Hollywood with his friend Taime Downe from the band Faster Pussycat. Guns N Roses was the house band, Alice Cooper asked to play there on Halloween, Motley Crue were club fixtures, and a drunk David Bowie nearly got beat up one night by Axl Rose. The Cathouse was THE place to be in Hollywood in the late 80s and early 90s, and people lined up around the block hoping to get in! Riki shares some of those legendary stories about the club, how and...

Duration:01:10:28

Steve Austin Studies His Stone Cold Classic Matches

4/14/2021
Steve Austin and Chris Jericho kicked the Forbidden Door open on the Broken Skull Sessions, and continue the conversation here with a detailed look at Stone Cold’s career! They breakdown a bunch of his memorable matches including some with Ricky Steamboat, Ravishing Rick Rude, Barry Windham, and Chris Benoit. Steve speaks extensively about his former tag team partner Brian Pillman and their run as the Hollywood Blonds, and his feud with Mr. McMahon and what Vince was really like in the ring....

Duration:01:16:30

The80s Metal Scene Was Nuthin But A Good Time

4/9/2021
Authors Tom Beaujour & Rich Bienstock captured the rise and fall of one of the most storied eras in rock & roll history in their new book, “Nothin’ But A Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ‘80s Hard Rock Explosion.” They document the exploding hard metal scene on the Sunset Strip in the 80s, stuff of legend, epitomized by the image, reputation, and music of the notorious bad boys of metal, Motley Crue. They explore flyer’ing culture, pay-to-play, competition and camaraderie, the birth...

Duration:01:13:23

Every Time I Die with The Butcher & The Blade

4/7/2021
The Butcher (aka Andy Williams) & The Blade (aka Pepper Parks) both hail from Buffalo, New York, and met through Andy’s bandmates in Every Time I Die. The two talk about the origins of their tag team, how they found themselves in AEW, and what it was like to have job security through the pandemic (thanks to Tony Khan)! Blade recounts his time at Impact wrestling as Braxton Sutter, his 20-years on the indie scene, backyard wrestling, and what it meant to sign with AEW. Andy explains what...

Duration:01:19:49