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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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The Countdown To Y2J - August 9, 1999

Would like you to know every last detail that went into the planning and launch of Chris Jericho’s WWE debut? Like the story behind the Y2J countdown clock? Or the inspiration for his theme, “Break The Walls Down”? Or what his finishing move was originally supposed to be called? Or maybe you’d like to know who wrote the promo Y2J cut with The Rock on that first night of TV? Or what about Vince McMahon’s reaction to Y2J’s debut? Or maybe how he was treated in the locker room when he arrived? Or why Shawn Michaels warned him about The Undertaker? All those details and more are broken down and discussed with special guest Conrad Thompson (who also hosts “Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard,” “83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff,” and “What Happened When with Tony Schiavone”).

1hr 24mins

31 Aug 2018

Rank #1

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Talk'n Shop SOBER in NYC

It’s Talk'n Shop SOBER in New York City… and that means the only shots that Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Chris Jericho, and rotating fourth, Curt Hawkins, are doing… are caffeine shots!  Recorded just before the RAW 25th Anniversary show, they’re telling stories about Terry Funk, Bill Goldberg, John Cena, Hornswoggle, and Steve Austin!  You’ll also hear the status of Gallows’ Tinder World Tour, what’s up with the cowboy boots, and what really happens when you pass out in front of the boys.

1hr 34mins

27 Apr 2018

Rank #2

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From the Blue Blazer to the Black Hart - Owen Flies Forever

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.”

1hr 36mins

24 May 2019

Rank #3

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The Resurrection of Dustin Rhodes

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.

1hr 8mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Taz Shoots Straight

Taz makes his TIJ debut! Y2J’s old friend from ECW and WWE shoots straight on leaving ECW for WWE, his relationship with Paul Heyman, the Taz gimmick, his locker room reputation, and that incident with Rob Van Dam. Taz also remembers his top secret meeting with Vince McMahon, how he became a color commentator (against his will) at WWE, and why he ultimately left the company. Plus, he shares his thoughts on the demise of ECW. Start your 7-day FREE trial of the DDPYoga Now App at DDPYoga.com/JERICHO.  Get $60 in FREE groceries at ThriveMarket.com/JERICHO. 

1hr 9mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #5

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The AEW Vision of Tony Khan

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.

1hr 6mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #6

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The Life and Tragic Times of Dynamite Kid with Dave Meltzer

Dave Meltzer joins to pay tribute to the late Dynamite Kid (aka Thomas Billington) who passed away last week on his 60th birthday. Dave and Y2J discuss Dynamite’s complicated legacy, the influence he had on many including Chris Benoit, Bret Hart, and Finn Balor, his early days in Calgary at Stampede Wrestling, and his jump to WWE and his tempestuous relationship with Vince McMahon. They remember Dynamite’s run in Japan and some of the incredible matches he had with Tiger Mask, his tag team partnership with his cousin Davey Boy Smith as the British Bulldogs and their matches against the Hart Foundation, and the devastating injury that all but ended Dynamite’s wrestling career.

1hr 14mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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The Montreal Screwjob - 20 Years Later

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

1hr 31mins

26 Jan 2018

Rank #8

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Glenn Jacobs for Mayor - Live In Knoxville

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

1hr 32mins

2 Mar 2018

Rank #9

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Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler Get RAW

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.

1hr

8 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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Owens & Zayn... Together Again

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

1hr 20mins

17 Jan 2018

Rank #11

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The Best/Worst Wrestlemania Preview EVER!

Y2J and Fozzy production manager Jack Slade (who also happens to be the son of AC/DC drummer Chris Slade) preview this weekend’s Wrestlemania in New Orleans!  11 championship titles are on the line and they cover every single one (or at least attempt to).  They also predict the outcome of Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns, John Cena vs The Undertaker, AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura, Alexa Bliss vis Nia Jax, and Charlotte vs Asuka.  They weigh in on who should partner with Braun Strowman, Daniel Bryan’s return to wrestling, where Paul Heyman should be utilized next, and why the Bludgeon Brothers deserve to be Tag Team Champs.

1hr 34mins

4 Apr 2018

Rank #12

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Dave Bautista Says Hello to Stuber & Goodbye to WWE

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.

1hr 12mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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Ric Flair Wooooos - Live on the Jericho Cruise

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!

1hr 5mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Marko Stunt - Mr. Fun Size Hits The Big Time

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.

59mins

27 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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Awesome Kong GLOWS with AEW

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.

1hr 7mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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WWE UK with British Strong Style

Tyler Bate, Trent Seven, and Pete Dunne have been tearing it up on the British indie wrestling scene for years, and are now making waves in the States at NXT.  Hear how they got signed to WWE, what Steven Regal did for their respective careers, what they hope to accomplish in the States, and some of the biggest differences between England and America.  They’re also talking Mustache Mountain, Will Ospreay, Marty Scurll, the Butlins Camps, and wrestling tribute shows. 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

1hr 15mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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Chris Tucker's Friday Rush Hour

Chris Tucker is bringing the funny to TIJ with stories from the sets of his most popular movies – “Friday,” “Rush Hour,” and “Jackie Brown!” He’s hung out with President Bill Clinton, U2’s Bono, and Oprah Winfrey.  Chris was also good friends with Michael Jackson and spent a lot of time at the Neverland Ranch; says he was inspired to do standup after seeing Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor; and tells the story about the gig that launced his Hollywood career!

1hr 5mins

1 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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David Weiss: Flat Earth and the Globe Lie

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.

1hr 7mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #19