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The Raven Effect

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Join professional wrestling superstar & world class idiot, Raven, along with a motley assortment of friends, enemies, know-it-alls, know nothings, professional level morons and highly functioning sociopaths, for a veritable cornucopia of stupidity covering current events, conspiracies, pop culture, politics, general muckety-muck, and any and all topics that can be properly bantered.

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Join professional wrestling superstar & world class idiot, Raven, along with a motley assortment of friends, enemies, know-it-alls, know nothings, professional level morons and highly functioning sociopaths, for a veritable cornucopia of stupidity covering current events, conspiracies, pop culture, politics, general muckety-muck, and any and all topics that can be properly bantered.

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916 Ratings
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Meh

By CristyD - listner 23 - Feb 12 2020
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Keep up the work. Your weekly shananigans keep a smile on my face

Entertaining

By deatheej - Oct 08 2019
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A great time waster and way to get distracted if you’re on the road. Long live Raven.

iTunes Ratings

916 Ratings
Average Ratings
864
12
9
9
22

Meh

By CristyD - listner 23 - Feb 12 2020
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Keep up the work. Your weekly shananigans keep a smile on my face

Entertaining

By deatheej - Oct 08 2019
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A great time waster and way to get distracted if you’re on the road. Long live Raven.
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The Raven Effect

Latest release on Feb 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 13 hours ago

Rank #1: Episode 100 - Yay! w/Chris Jericho

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It's a fabulous show...for reals; we bring back the Name Game; the world's worst rock anthem list; we pay off the WrestleRock cliffhanger; Star testimonials; Disco crashes the show; Busby brings back Tiddles Ringside to no applause; but kills with Raveny Yelp reviews; plus so much fuckin amazing stuff and of course all the usual perversions!

Feb 11 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #2: The Return of Upset Vince Russo

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The death of Vader; the firing of Cass; politics, but wrestling related; a new Raven song; possible upcoming Freaky Friday between R&B ThankU or FU; R&B debate SAT scores; Busby still hates short people; no one likes the Buzz Aldrins; Jessica Rabbit - she's either into bestiality or she's a Rabbit.. savvy? 12 Monkeys; Into the Badlands and of course all the usual perversions & much much more!

Jun 25 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #3: Raven addresses Bischoff's comments on being miserable... (hint: I was)

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New Sad Libs, better than Mad Libs...   Raven supplies all ringer words like horse-c&@k and Busby fits them into JFK assassination report...   comedy mayhem ensues; New Quiz: Busby may be both Dickish, Pretentious & Racist, but is he Sanctimonious?
Newser, FannyMail, a smidgen of Upset Vince Russo; Busby story of George Clooney punching Fabio; new product based on Rain-X, more 12 Monkeys, and of course all the usual perversions.

Aug 13 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #4: Chris Jericho FINALLY guests on The Raven Effect

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Jericho has a blast & blasts Raven for never inviting him before...oops. Stories from his new book, including a Yoko Ono story so funny - you'll pee yourself; Jericho & Raven banter like the old days; Busby plays Mad Libs & Wrestler Name games w/ Jericho; Jericho gets a long winded Raven intro; more on acronyms, Raven still recommends not recommending Swedish Dicks; Busby behaving w/ just a hint of dickishness, and of course all the usual perversions*.

*No Quote of the Day on show because there just wasn't time. Too much to talk about. So, for all my minions who do their due diligence & actually read the entire show description, here she is, the Quote of the Day: "Love is spending your life with someone you want to kill, but not doing it because you'll miss them." - Author Unknown, but possibly The Buddha

(Uh, we highly doubt it. Ed.'s note: Raven says, "it's as beautiful a sentiment as I've ever heard.. this afternoon."

Also, The Raven Effect Podcast will be LIVE in Los Angeles on October 5th at the Hollywood Improv Lab. Tickets are $15. Go to Hollywood.Improv.com for tickets!

Send in your comments and questions to fanmail@theraveneffect.com

Sep 11 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #5: Live From Starrcast!!!

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The live audience is live (Raven gave them all horns to blow and they weren't afraid to use them)! 
The Lambada Game; Sad Libs on the Challenger disaster and the return of Mr Peepers; Busby works the room poorly; Raven's most preposterous song yet...   in fact it's so absurd he doesn't even finish it; Feminist Dave Meltzer; Thank You or FU; Cheers and Jeers; Newser; Fan Mail; plus a whole ass-ton more nonsense, and of course, all the usual perversions!

Sep 03 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #6: Sandman Slams Women Headlining Shows

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Whimsical conversation on Patreon, but you missed it because you're too cheap to spend $5; Sanford and Son callback; The Raven Effect is in the top 30 wrtestling podcasts in China; Feeney is scared of being naked and has a bear prowling his neighborhood, leading him to be eerily quiet this week; Sandman makes controversial comments about women wrestling, and Tessa Blanchard responds; Pitfalls of "cancel culture" and vilifying people who disagree; South Park and Tosh.0 manage to survive the "Woke Society"; Fan Mail; and of course, all the usual perversions.
Have Raven say things that you want him to say, either for yourself or for someone you want to talk big-game shit to by going to  www.cameo.com/ravenprime1

Dec 09 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #7: Wrestling Psychology episode ... and Raven's birthday!

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We discuss Wrestling Psychology and how people don't get enough mileage out of spots; how greatness can be taught and should be taught...   by me; hmmm, that sounded rather vain but hey, it is my Birthday. Now, all bow and grovel before me...   ok that may be pushing it🤪; All-In is revisited; Gamera the flying turtle 50th anniversary is discussed; and the opening is unpacked..   while it's still going on; 
We cliffhanger the all-new Adjacent name game and the Raven Wedding story while paying off other cliffhangers such as the Patreon Contest, w/winners chosen live on the air...   of course controversy ensues, why wouldn't it; plus all the slapdashery you could ever ask for; and of course all the usual perversions!

Sep 10 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #8: Bruno Sadly Passed ...

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And we go from the tragic to the stupid as we discuss the McDonald's McGangBang to the questioning... Why do people ref? Why? Seriously, why would anyone want to ref? Bad Puns are put in their place; We also get solemn & serious and just as quickly pivot to ridiculous like the Rick & Morty Name Game 4; So I Married an Ax Murderer gives us our Quote of the Day as well as one from Barbara Bush... yes that Barbara Bush.. not a bush pubic hair joke, but a really well crafted quote and of course all the usual perversions.

Apr 23 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: How did R&B's Wrestle-A-Mania predictions hold up?

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Raven got em all right & Busby got em all wrong, ha! So basically, virtue triumphs over Dickishness! Well maybe not virtue but you get it...; New song " Me So Busby", Raven's best so far..  which really doesn't say much; UFC 223 recap; new Rick & Morty name game; all rhyming Intro; multiple Quotes of the Day..  or is it Quotes of the Days..  or is it Quote of the Days? Either way..  or neither way..  there's an assload of absurdity and of course, all the usual perversions.

Apr 16 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #10: R.I.P. Brian Christopher, Nickolai Volkoff and Brickhouse Brown

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Return of Busby Action Figures; Jeff Ross destroys at Bruce Willis Roast; UFC Predictions; The Top Ten Most Danceable Songs? the Person who named Walkies Talkies? Tonite's podcast brought to you by Hymie Plankton and of course all the usual perversions.
By the way, anyone know what episode this is? Are we up to our 2 millionth yet... prolly not. I wonder when we hit 100.. or have we. Gotta include even the Swinger and Pellican eps.
Hulk Smash, Busby-bitches

Aug 06 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: Raven Reveals Why He Quit WCW

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We find out who Autumn is and all about the Rhino; Busby tells his fascinating Secret Origin yet still makes time to behave dickishly and of course all the usual perversions.

Send in your comments and questions to fanmail@theraveneffect.com

Oct 16 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: 7 star match ... WTF?

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Meltzer said a 4 1/2 star match is not epic.. Huh?;
UFC 225 discussed; Busby as Dangerfield does Dusty's Hard Times promo... it's exactly what you think it is, both a mess and brilliant.. and a mess; new Raven song.. Sister Busby Hair Surprise; Broom Masters; bad puns; Gomer Pyle USMC Hammer; Free Willy Wonka; Thank you or F you w/Gypsy woman and... you'll love it; No more begging for viral tweets, instead use #BusbyMeansWell.. cause the little fella does.. mean well.. and he is kinda.. well, mean.. well, actually Dickish, but, you get it...; Patreon being posted by Raven 3x a week, some Fan Mail, and of course all the usual perversions.

Jun 18 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #13: Perry Saturn Interview….a must listen!

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Part 2 of last week’s crazy cliffhanger; Conor MacGregor goes crazy; crazy octopus eats man’s penis; crazy-ass fan mail; Jinder Mahal, Dick Snarl, paper airplanes; Raven puts over his friend, director Max Landis and Busby heels on him. Ouch! Busby continues to be clever and witty...and xenophobic & dickish.. what a shocker. Oh and of course, all the usual perversions.

Send in your comments and questions to fanmail@theraveneffect.com

Nov 27 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #14: The Disco Inferno, Tampons and Yakov Smirnoff ... The triumvirate of crap!

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Jericho signs with AEW; Women pulling tampons out of their trunks to use as a weapon (yes, we talk wrestling); fans defending replica belts; Jeff Bezos steals Raven's divorce model..  not that he got a model in the divorce...   you get it...; the Government shuts down; the difference between veto and Vito; Mission Impossible movies; more Disco Inferno but no actual Disco Inferno; Raven does Yakov Smirnoff impression; Busby is woke, and of course all the usual perversions. 

Jan 14 2019

59mins

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Rank #15: Goldberg vs. Undertaker in Saudi Arabia

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It's the Eenie, Meenie, Miney and Mo show; Raven wants to talk Avengers: Endgame, provides multiple spoilers and gets Japan heat for it; Gwyneth Paltrow has no idea she was in Spiderman: Homecoming; Raven has the best, or worst near-miss in the history of man; The guys have a handwriting analysis workshop, Raven still can't read his and needs a typist; Blindspot season finale blows up some characters, Raven figures out who makes it & how...; TV show breakdowns, the increase in skin and language and the decline of the amount of episodes per season; TV shows and movies need to stop with the shitty, super obvious twist endings, it equates to Joe Biden running for President; McDonald's gives away millions of dollars in free french fries thanks to the Toronto Raptors; Raven was proven to be right about his UFC fight picks from the previous fight night and he makes his picks for the fights that happened before the show airs ... and most if not all, of the usual perversions ...

Jun 10 2019

43mins

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Rank #16: Comics, Becky Lynch's broken jaw, and the evolution of the clown

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Shawn Michaels bad landing; The story of how McDonaldLand is a complete rip-off of HR Pufunstuf, and the ensuing lawsuit; Project Blue Beam; Newser returns w/a vengeance...
Man smears peanut butter on junk and his dog eats his nads; people get pooped on in Disneyland.. now the crappiest place on Earth; a topical intro... well, topical for R&B Stan Lee passes.. RIP.. maybe more props for Jack "the King" Kirby now; a little more Higherside Chats, Join Patreon, and of course, all the usual perversions.

Nov 19 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #17: Pro wrestling is about storytelling and characters...

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Bad booking will kill companies, as wrestling is about stories and characters, and getting emotionally invested in the drama;
What you cheap bastards missed on Patreon, come on and pay the $5 for that all access pass to the full Raven Effect; Bill O'Reilly threatens jobs while David Letterman slept around; Late night show viewing habits of Raven and the Eeenie Meanie crew; Great band names including Jethro Tull and how Metallica lost a Grammy to the Tull show; Great musical acts; Why wrestling stipulations should be adhered to; Does Feeney have Encephalitis? Raven plays Doctor to find out; Most amazing fight card for UFC 245; Ratings for AEW/NXT on Wednesday nights and the shocking connection to Impact Wrestling;   Fan Mail; and of course, all the usual perversions.
Have Raven say things that you want him to say, either for yourself or for someone you want to talk big-game shit to by going to  www.cameo.com/ravenprime1

Dec 16 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #18: The Wrong Kind of Heat ... w/ plenty of ridiculous examples

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How to write the perfect fan mail letter so it will get read on the air; Some 5star reviews are read;
It turns out Busby, (no, Busby doesn't get turned out by Stephen King's clown), could only do half the show at our usual irregular taping time bc of a Top Secret project. Which brings up the questions:
Will our dynamic duo be able to finish the show? Will Busby survive his super secret project? Will Raven be able to stay up past his bedtime to finish the episode (will I..  ooh, how exciting)? The only way to find out is to tune into this episode, same Raven time, same Raven channel...

or y'know, read the spoilers...

      SPOILERS:
Ha! So, whaddaya think? Think we got off our lazy asses and recorded the 2nd half?
I would've bet, not a flipping chance but holy sheepdip, we did it! We did end up recording a 2nd part to the show and you know what?
The show is still equally as idiotic. Notwithstanding that, it's just as f@&king exhausting to record. Go figure...
Oh, and of course all the usual perversions!

Ps. If you thought we were gonna forget to include our standard closing line about the "usual perversions..."
shame on you, shame shame shame!
Pps. I wonder how many people read these show descriptions.
I put a lot of work into them. I really do.
Please email me at FanMail@theRavenEffect.com and let me know if you read these...     please!
Do it for the children..   Pete O's children..
Bye bye and buy bonds,
Raven

Mar 11 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #19: How Raven Created Raven

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Finally, Raven discusses ECW ECW ECW! Raven tells grossest rat story, and Busby tries to top it. They unpack Raven's ridiculous intro, Orlando Bloom and basically, the usual perversion. Also, fan mail, stupid news items and much more!

Send in your comments and questions to fanmail@theraveneffect.com

Jul 03 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #20: New Cohost debuts, along w/more wrestling talk, much, much more...

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The easiest way to lose fans is don't adhere to stipulations and storyline abandonment; Would adding independent wrestling promotions add value to the WWE Network? The demise of WCW, how that affected the fan base; A breakdown of the Irish Whip; The emotional investment in wrestling; Raven already forgetting new cohost name and calling him Busby2; Busby 2 has never seen Game of Thrones.. neither had Raven til he binged the whole thing a week ago... all to get Selina to watch the 12 Monkeys Tv series... which she adored by the way, thank you very much; Mullets and Fanny-packs are back according to Busby 2... wtf? Notre-Dame Cathedral thoughts, no one checked on the Hunchback ... why not use the money to get clean water to Flint, Michigan; the new Podcast direction ... tell us what you think on twitter and of course, all the usual perversions!

Apr 22 2019

1hr

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