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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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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.

So far out there it’s hard not to listen

By Adam Dog - May 21 2019
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Ticklish jokes and puns. Looking forward to UFC talk. Could go without the POTUS expletives.

iTunes Ratings

890 Ratings
Average Ratings
845
10
8
8
19

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.

So far out there it’s hard not to listen

By Adam Dog - May 21 2019
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Ticklish jokes and puns. Looking forward to UFC talk. Could go without the POTUS expletives.

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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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: 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!

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Jul 03 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #3: 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 #4: How Raven Created The Dudleys

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Raven's uncensored look at ECW's locker room, Dr. Who spoilers, F-Bombs & Clown Talk....clown talk? Also, how an ECW fan thought he was part of the show & pissed Raven off - so Raven showed him he wasn't & pissed him off. And of course, the usual perversions.

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Jul 10 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #5: Will there be too much wrestling on Tv with addition of NXT & AEW?

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A cliffhanger gets paid off finally..  WWF Radio, which eventually turned out to be the forefather of this podcast; another co-host potentially murdered, first it was Feeney, and now Rich is missing; the show needs a Jeans sponsor because Raven needs jeans; best albums and songs by The Who; Rich finally wakes up, so...   Rich isn't dead!; the history of competing PPVs - those days are back with AEW and NXT; WWE TV lineup expanding, akin to WCW before it went under; Matches that go too long at PPVs and TV trickery; Update on Rich's cat, we lost it, it's on the roof; Fan Mail and of course, all the usual perversions.
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Sep 09 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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 #8: More Wrestling Episode! Raven Discusses Florida, Booking Philosophies and Jobbing!

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On this week's show, Raven and Busby pick up from last week with Raven's time in Florida, including the regrettable etiquette infraction that got him fired. Raven shares his thoughts on smart booking, taking your ego out of the equation and the effects of fame. Also, Raven and Busby finally name the podcast listeners!

Elsewhere on the show: Brett Ratner gets a wake-up call! Kid Rock commentates on a battle royale! Harley Race checks some crap out! Busby meets Vince Russo! And Matt Borne ties a tight knot!

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

May 08 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #9: 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.

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Oct 16 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #10: Raven tells the tale of coming up with the name, Balls Mahoney

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Raven was hitting zingers during Patreon (which you should sign up for, it's only $5) and now has nothing left for the regular listeners...  or that's what he thought, but he came through anyway..  though you should still get Patreon; Rich wants people to convince his ex to not put a cat down, luckily, it's not a cat from the Cats movie trailer; Executive Producer Gabriel having his own health issues, leaving Raven in a dilemma; The new ploy for ratings and downloads is Man of War; Saturn's favorite workout music revealed; Sweet Caroline and the Boston Red Sox; Newser; Fan Mail and of course, all the usual perversions...

Sep 02 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #11: Its the Even MORE Wrestling Episode! Raven Looks Back at Vancouver, Portland and...Arachnaman?

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This week, Raven and Busby discuss Ravens brief yet awkward time in the Al Tomko Vancouver territory as a ref-dropkickin' Chippendale. Later, Raven heads down to Portland on a wing and a prayer and gets some help from a Southern Rocker, a Cuban Assassin and a Hot Scot!

Elsewhere on the show: Dr. Seuss Ali! Snotty the Body! Raven does David Crockett! Young Fred Mertz! Marvel throws shade at WCW! And the Berzerker circles the airport!

May 15 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: Portland Wrestling Memories with Spring Raven, The Hamper and The Job Book

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Raven and Busby get further into Raven's time in Portland Wrestling as Scotty the Body gets his own talk show, Raven and Steve Doll battle over valets and Al Madril hates on the kids. Plus, as an added extra bonus, Busby shares a limo with the Hulkster!

Also: Old women knitting! There goes the monkey! PNW beats SNL! Piper gets inspired by Tim Burton! Buddy Rose speeds past the WWF locker room! What does NXT stand for? And...Raven gives us an Oak Island update!

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May 22 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: Bad conspiracy theories give good conspiracy theories a bad name!

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Sex wrestling clip discussed... is it a porn about wrestling or wrestling as porn? Either way, the audience was rabid; William Regal pee on a plane story as regaled by Busby; Grand Jury convened on 9-11 conspiracy theory; Busby gets plastered for his incredibly wrong UFC prediction, his pretty weak Hep Snaps and for not believing Raven when he said that slimeball political operative Roger Stone had a tattoo of Richard Nixon's face on his back; fan Mail, Newser and of course all the usual perversions...

Feb 25 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #16: Raven's Intro to the Wrestling Business, Learning in Memphis and Remembering the Territories

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On this week's show, Raven and Busby look back at how Raven broke into pro wrestling, from training at the Monster Factory to learning the craft down in Memphis under the world's greatest babyface, Jerry Lawler. Also, a bouncer puts chicken breasts in his pants. Lots of great wrestling stories in "The Secret Origin of Raven!"

Elsewhere on the show: The Sandman watches THE WIZARD OF OZ! Don Owen drinks your beer! Pennies falling from skyscrapers! And Busby curates some "extreme" pro wrestling fanfic!

Send in your comments and questions to fanmail@theraveneffect.com and you might get your letter read on the show!

Apr 24 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #17: Kid Millions, Billy Corgan and Prison Riot Murder Rugby

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Billy Corgan returns to the show to join Raven and Busby for a chat about the movie KID MILLIONS, erotic professional wrestling fan fiction and a new segment on the show, Raven's "Did You Know?"

Elsewhere on the podcast: Horse passports! Ethel Merman gets sassy! Team MMA! And Busby gives a foot rub!

Also...is it "bane - ul" or "ba - nahl?"

Send in your comments and questions to fanmail@theraveneffect.com and you might get your letter read on the show!

Apr 17 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #18: 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.

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Nov 27 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #19: 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 #20: How Raven Bladed Dreamer

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Cody Rhodes & leaving WWE, Dusty Rhodes & leaving polka dots; Dreamer goes from getting sh*tty color to letting Raven blade him to being so good he got color with a Dorito; if it isn't head transplants it's fecal implants; Busby behaving dickishly; DEATH TO SMOOCHY; deep dive in the mail bag and of course the usual perversions

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Jul 24 2017

1hr 27mins

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