Talk Is Jericho

Recorded from all over the globe, multiple time world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy and New York Times best-selling author Chris Jericho rocks the podcast world with "Talk Is Jericho," his unique, weekly take on all things pop culture and life in general. Sit down with Chris as he interviews some of the biggest names in entertainment and discusses the minutia of wrestling, music, television, movies and twerking!! All-ages welcome. No ID required! - To access the entire Talk Is Jericho archive, go to PodcastOne.com.

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Rico Constantino won "American Gladiators," worked with the Secret...Rico Constantino won "American Gladiators," worked with the Secret Service, has two WWE Tag Team Championships, spent 2 years as a personal bodyguard to TV Evangelist Benny Hinn, and had THE best mutton chops in the biz! He's got stories about Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bubba Dudley, Trish Stratus, Mark Henry, and Dory Funk! And you'll hear how he went from the WWE to wrestling in Japan to becoming a police officer!   Show More

01:22:46 4/21/2017

Past Episodes

Tanked Is Jericho! Custom aquarium designers to the stars, Wayde King and Brett Raymer, who also star in Animal Planet's hit reality show, "Tanked," bring their fish tank skills to the Jericho home and the TIJ podcast! They've built custom tanks for everyone from KISS to Betty White to Marshawn Lynch to Tracy Morgan to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. Hear about some of their more challenging projects, surprise onsite pranks, and ingenious ideas! Plus, find out how they got started, what goes into their custom designs, where they first teamed up with Jericho, and which one got to try on the infamous Y2J light-up jacket!
01:11:30 4/19/2017
WWE Hall of Famers, Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson aka The Rock N Roll Express, are not only one of the most successful tag teams of the 80s, they're also one of the longest running tag teams in wrestling history! They've been working together for 35 years, and still do indie matches to this day! Hear how they met, what inspired their gimmick, the first match they worked together, the pranks they pulled on guys in the lockerroom, the advice they gave Y2J at Smokey Mountain Wrestling, and what it was like working for Jerry Lawler in Memphis and Vince McMahon at WWE. They also have a great story about meeting Chuck Berry, and another about how they got their nicknames, Punky and Hoot.
01:14:23 4/14/2017
Do you wanna know what happens on the road when two bands hit it off & spend the next 6 weeks together? Just listen as Shinedown's Zach Myers and Y2J share their antics from the 2012 Uproar Tour - stolen golf carts, confiscated alcohol, the Cop Stache Bash, and the "Dude Bros" movie. And how does that differ from touring with KISS? Well, for starters, there are no private plane rides or oreo cookies! But Zach will take it from there.
01:14:13 4/12/2017
He's the new GM of Monday Night RAW, and he's on TIJ! Kurt Angle is telling it straight when it comes to his shoot fight with Eddie Guerrero one night in the WWE lockerroom, his shoot match with Brock Lesnar in Fargo, ND, and what he was really spraying outta that infamous milk truck in his feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Kurt's also got the story behind his original WWE departure, his subsequent return, and his induction into the Hall of Fame. Plus, hear his take on Dana White, the UFC, and why you've never seen him compete in the octagon.
01:15:05 4/7/2017
Heaven's Metal Meltdown is a group text brought to life straight outta Y2J's phone! Not kidding (now you know what he texts about when he's not in the ring)! It's Richard Christie (from the Howard Stern Show), and Devil You Know & former Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones (also a TIJ alum) talking about their favorite thing - Christian metal! They're telling stories from childhood about discovering the bands, buying albums, seeing live shows, and meeting some of their heroes! They're dissecting bands like Stryper, Whitecross, Guardian, Bloodgood, Barren Cross, Petra, and Bride, and debating the merits of Robert Stryper's drum kit and his cymbals on chains.
01:22:47 4/5/2017
Roman Reigns is a "Game of Thrones" fanatic! He made the Minnesota Vikings practice squad, played in the Canadian Football League (shout out to Edmonton!), worked for his sister as an office furniture installer, is a "back of the brother" (not what you think so layoff the social media hate), and comes from a very long line of professional wrestlers (grandfather, father, cousins)! He's talking about all of that along with his first title belt, Brock Lesnar, Dusty Rhodes (including a wicked impression), and his upcoming match against the Dead Man this Sunday at Wrestlemania 33!
01:37:45 3/31/2017
How ya doin? Big Cass is first up on Wrestlemania week on TIJ! He's got great stories about cheering for The Rock as a kid, pursuing pro-wrestling despite being pre-med in college, training with Johnny Rodz, meeting Enzo and cutting promos together in Dusty Rhodes' promo class, tearing down the house in an NXT dark match with John Cena, creating catchphrases, and debuting on the WWE main roster the night after last year's Wrestlemania! He's sharing Jersey slang, his favorite Bruce Springsteen song, and the mystery behind the disappearance of Colin Cassidy.
01:22:44 3/29/2017
King Haku is one of Y2J's oldest friends in the biz. They were in Mexico together, Japan together, WCW together, and WWE together (and yes, there are lots of drunken, road stories that go along with all those territories)! King Haku also explains how Sumo led him to pro-wrestling, Vince McMahon, and the Haku gimmick. Plus, he remembers working with Goldberg, tag teaming with Andre The Giant, and bar fights with Arn Anderson!
01:19:15 3/24/2017
Come on down! Bob Barker is the next guest on TIJ! The legendary "Price Is Right" TV host has plenty of stories from his 35-year run on the popular game show! He's got favorite games, favorite contestant memories, and some behind-the-scenes info on just how those lucky people were chosen! He's also talking about his infamous skinny mic, and where you can find it now. He and Y2J remember Bob's guest host turn on Monday Night RAW, and believe it or not, Bob has a bit of a pro-wrestling background of his own! Plus, special guest Clint Bobski checks in with tales from Southpaw Regional Wrestling!
01:10:09 3/22/2017
After one year (and two days) or much hype and promotion, The Biggest Podcast EVER has finally arrived! Mick Foley and Chris Jericho together... telling all kinds of stories including Mick's infamous Hell In A Cell match against The Undertaker, and the time that Mick & Owen Hart got Stone Cold Steve Austin to break character in the ring! Mick's also talking about his recent go as GM of RAW, his relationships with both Vince and Stephanie McMahon, and his upcoming Christmas book, "St. Mick."
01:11:39 3/17/2017
Criss Angel is a master illusionist and magician, who's done some daring demonstrations involving levitations, water tanks, fish hooks, and straightjackets! He's the star of A&E's "Mindfreak" and "Mindfreak Live!" at the Luxor in Las Vegas! He's also a huge KISS fan, got his first big break from WWE, took a little inspiration from Michael Jackson, and creates and practices all of his demonstrations at his 60,000 square foot laboratory! And he's pulling back the curtain on TIJ to give a great, inside look at his fascinating life!
01:11:39 3/15/2017
Wil Wheaton has gone from child actor ("Stand By Me," "Star Trek: The Next Generation") to YouTube star ("Table Top") to being on one of the most popular sitcoms today, "The Big Bang Theory!" Hear how he made the transition from child actor to adult actor relatively unscathed, and managed to reinvent himself in adulthood and enjoy continued on-screen & internet success! He's an avid board-gamer, a Dungeons & Dragons fan, and has some great stories about the set of "Stand By Me," including his very close friendship with the late, great River Phoenix.
01:26:55 3/10/2017
Downtown Bruno aka Harvey Wippleman has been with the WWE for nearly 30 years, and he's done and seen it all! He's got some classic tales about Big Show, Sid Vicious, The Rock, Jerry Lawler and Memphis wrestling, and one heartbreaking story about Joey Marella. He's an Elvis lover, and former concierge for crime boss Whitey Bulger!
01:22:20 3/8/2017
TIJ invades the crazy home world of Sebastian Bach for a chaotic (and hilarious) conversation in Baz's living room (amidst his turn table, vinyl album collection, and three-year old stepson, Trace). Baz gives an audio tour of some of his most prized vinyl albums, shares some unbelievable Skid Row tour stories (from time spent with Pantera, Guns N Roses, Metallica, and Motley Crue), and explains how he ended up lighting his pubes on fire! And these are just a FEW of the stories in his new book, "18 And Life on Skid Row." Gives whole new meaning to "sex, drugs, and rock & roll!"
01:22:48 3/3/2017
Legendary promoter Tony Condello has had all kinds of main eventers pass through his Canadian promotion and take part in the infamous Northern Death Trips! Everyone from Y2J to "Killing The Town's" Don Callis to Edge and Christian, and Lance Storm, and Ultimo Dragon! Tony's done it all, seen it all, and even been peed on by a pig! He helped Vince McMahon get into the Winnipeg Arena, had major heat with Verne Gagne, came up with Roddy Piper's name, and even did a one-off job for Jim Crockett and Jim Barnett.
01:22:48 3/1/2017
The new, self-titled Suicide Silence album is out (despite the petition ordering them not to release it), and singer Eddie Hermida and founding guitarist Mark Heylmun are addressing the fan concerns, the petition, the new music, and working with legendary producer Ross Robinson! They've also got great trombone stories, road stories, and the reason why this album was so important for the band to make. Plus, Mark remembers original singer Mitch Lucker, who passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident, and how the band found Eddie and the strength to carry on.
01:19:54 2/24/2017
Team Tiger Awesome are back for another round of ridiculous conversation! Nick Mundy, Clint Gage, and Michael Truly join Y2J to reveal the most embarrassing stories about their highschool years. It's all covered - terrible highschool haircuts, band camp, bullying, first kisses, hot teachers, worst teachers, house parties, and fights (both real and imagined). #NothingMattersButItsAllVeryImportant
01:24:18 2/22/2017
Handsome Rusev and Lana are doing their first podcast EEEVVEERRR and the only thing we can say is, "why did they wait so long?!?" They have amaze-ball stories about NXT, Dusty Rhodes, debuting at the Royal Rumble, and how they balance work and married life. You'll hear how Rusev discovered wrestling in Bulgaria, learned to speak English, and the odd jobs he worked when he finally got to America. Lana talks about growing up in Russia, dancing ballet professionally in NYC, and eventually moving Florida to try her hand at pro-wrestling (wait till you hear her WWE audition story)!
01:30:29 2/17/2017
Happy 25th "Wayne's World," and to celebrate this epic anniversary, director Penelope Spheeris is here to share plenty of behind-the-scenes stories and tidbits about what it took to make this iconic film - from filming the "Bohemian Rhapsody" car scene to Alice Cooper's cameo to teaching Mike Meyers how to drive to Rob Lowe's comedic come-out! She's also got stories about Chris Farley, Donald Trump, and the film's overseas release! And Penelope is the woman behind "The Decline of Western Civilization 2: The Metal Years," so you better believe she's explaining how she got some of the biggest names in hard rock & metal (Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Aerosmith) to take part in her incredible documentary! Party On, Penelope Spheeris!
01:05:09 2/15/2017
The worst f*cking podcast ever returns with even more ridiculous conversation (and songs) about absolutely f*cking nothing! Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Chris Jericho and rotating fourth, Enzo Amore, tell Steve Austin stories (or maybe not), Wrestling Court stories (or maybe not), worst smelling in the lockerroom stories (or maybe not), and ugliest ring gear stories (or maybe not). Gordy Cannuck, Reptiley, Hell Yeah Man, and Finkel offer plenty of interruptions (as does the sold-out, live hotel room audience of 2). Double fist the f*cking cocktails (might be your only shot of comprehending this disastrous f*cking mess).
01:28:40 2/10/2017
The entire lineup of Living Colour - singer Corey Glover, guitarist Vernon Reid, bassist Doug Wimbish, and drummer Will Calhoun - join TIJ to wax poetic on music, culture, breaking boundaries and The Rolling Stones! They've got some of the best Stones stories you'll hear including how Mick Jagger helped them get their start. They're also talking CM Punk, "Cult Of Personality," the legendary CBGB's in NYC, and taking on the great Oprah Winfrey herself!
01:20:34 2/8/2017
Devin Townsend may or may not have possibly gotten Jason Newsted fired from Metallica back in the day. He may or may not have put Jay Leno's office telephone up his ass backstage at "The Tonight Show!" And he may or may not have taken a dump in Steve Vai's guitar case. If you want to know what's true and what's fan-fiction, you're gonna have to give this episode a listen! Can tell you this much though... he's got rock & roll stories like no other, he's wickedly talented, super funny, and still can't believe that he shares a Juno Award (the Canadian equivalent to a Grammy) with Chris Jericho.
01:15:44 2/3/2017
Y2J & his best friend Kevin Owens invaded Toronto during Survivor Series weekend,and put on a heck of a live TIJ! And now - that same show is coming straight to you! They tell some awesome stories about Kevin learning to speak English by watching Jim Ross call WWE matches, and old re-runs of "Friends", Kevin's training with Jacques Rougeu, Y2J's first contract with the "Hart Brothers Wetesting School," Kevin's early matches with Sami Zayn, Kevin's WWE championship, the creation of "The List," Bill Goldberg's WWE return, and how they became BFFs in the first place.
01:25:08 2/1/2017
Shawn Michaels returns to TIJ to talk about his new movie, "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone," whether or not he'd ever get back in the wrestling ring, his thoughts on NXT and the Performance Center, and his infamous first match against The Undertaker. He's also telling it like it is when it comes to the business, sharing tips for making it in pro-wrestling, and explaining why the angle he did with Y2J in 2008 wouldn't be something he could do "today."
01:25:22 1/27/2017
"This Was The XFL" is an upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 documentary directed by Charlie Ebersol, son of Dick Ebersol, who along with Vince McMahon founded the short-lived league! But for all the hype & fanfare surrounding the launch, and the spectacular public failure before the first season even ended, the XFL left quite a legacy miced players, sky cameras, and the ultimate fan experience. And those are some of the stories youll hear from Charlie, who was a teenager when his dad and Vince were getting the league going! Hes got great behind-the-scenes stories about some of the crazier XFL stunts like The Scramble! Charlie also spent a lot of time backstage at "Saturday Night's Main Event" hanging out with Hulk Hogan!
01:20:22 1/25/2017
Haunted Collector John Zaffis has a creepy collection of possessed pictures, dolls, and other items... many of which he received from his aunt and uncle, famous paranormal investigators, Ed & Lorraine Warren ("The Conjuring" movies are based on their cases). Hear some of the creepy tales behind the specific items, how John got started collecting in the first place, and why he's often called upon to assist with exorcisms! This is one scary episode you're not gonna wanna listen to alone!
01:22:43 1/20/2017
Perry Saturn has been to hell and back, and is a bit down on his luck, but trying hard to put his life back together! He is clean and sober after kicking a drug habit that left him homeless, digging through the trash for food, and working for his dealers as a debt collector in order to support his own habit! He's speaking candidly about battling his demons... and turning his life around. He's also telling some incredible wrestling stories from his days with WCW and WWE - what it was like working for Eric Bischoff, why Perry, Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero & Chris Benoit all left WCW at the same time, what the WWE lockerroom was like when they first got there, and how he ended up wearing a dress after a match with Y2J.
01:29:18 1/18/2017
TIJ gets Wild in Winnipeg... with Kenny Omega! Y2J & Don Callis (aka Cyrus) get Kenny talking about his crazy blow up doll match, the time he wrestled a 7-year old girl, the improv videos he shoots with The Young Bucks, and going through a crystal chandelier! You'll also hear about Kenny's decision to leave WWE developmental, his transition from cruiserweight to heavyweight at New Japan Pro Wrestling, and his rise to main event status at the Tokyo Dome for Wrestle Kingdom 11. Plus, he does have a career end goal, and if you listen carefully, you just might hear it!
01:33:56 1/13/2017
Kenny G holds the Guinness Book Of World Records for longest single note played on a saxophone! He played that note for 45 minutes! He's telling that story, remembering his make or break moment on Johnny Carson (complete with a "you'll never work in this town again!"), and sharing the stories behind his professional music debut (he was in highschool), opening for Whitney Houston, his Starbucks connection, and how he became so dang big in China!
01:10:17 1/11/2017
Cheap Trick's charismatic, baseball-cap wearing founding guitar player, Rick Nielsen, and the band's new drummer Daxx Nielsen (who also happens to be Rick's son) are telling rock & roll stories like you wouldn't believe! Rick played and recorded with John Lennon, attended Sir George Martin's memorial service, got drunk with Slash, ate tacos with AC/DC's Bon Scott, and amassed a wicked guitar collection! Daxx remembers the first time his dad took him to see Pearl Jam, shares what it was like drumming for surf guitar legend Dick Dale, and explains how he ended up drumming for his dad's band.
01:15:29 1/6/2017
Everyone at the NXT Performance Center loves Norman Smiley, and you're about to find out why! He and Y2J go waaaayyyy back to Jericho's time as Lion Heart in Monterrey, Mexico. Hear what Norman did for Jericho, what happened at their first match together, how they became such good friends, what they miss about their fellow friends and wrestlers Eddie Guerrero and Art Barr, and why everyone lived at the Plaza Madrid in Mexico! Norman's got stories about Konnan, Vampiro, and his old tag partner, Negro Casas. He remembers his jump to WCW, what inspired The Wiggle and the scream, and how Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara talked him into working hardcore.
01:21:47 1/4/2017

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Rico Constantino won "American Gladiators," worked with the Secret Service, has two WWE Tag Team Championships, spent 2 years as a personal bodyguard to TV Evangelist Benny Hinn, and had THE best mutton chops in the biz! He's got stories about Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bubba Dudley, Trish Stratus, Mark Henry, and Dory Funk! And you'll hear how he went from the WWE to wrestling in Japan to becoming a police officer!
01:22:46 4/21/2017
Tanked Is Jericho! Custom aquarium designers to the stars, Wayde King and Brett Raymer, who also star in Animal Planet's hit reality show, "Tanked," bring their fish tank skills to the Jericho home and the TIJ podcast! They've built custom tanks for everyone from KISS to Betty White to Marshawn Lynch to Tracy Morgan to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. Hear about some of their more challenging projects, surprise onsite pranks, and ingenious ideas! Plus, find out how they got started, what goes into their custom designs, where they first teamed up with Jericho, and which one got to try on the infamous Y2J light-up jacket!
01:11:30 4/19/2017
WWE Hall of Famers, Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson aka The Rock N Roll Express, are not only one of the most successful tag teams of the 80s, they're also one of the longest running tag teams in wrestling history! They've been working together for 35 years, and still do indie matches to this day! Hear how they met, what inspired their gimmick, the first match they worked together, the pranks they pulled on guys in the lockerroom, the advice they gave Y2J at Smokey Mountain Wrestling, and what it was like working for Jerry Lawler in Memphis and Vince McMahon at WWE. They also have a great story about meeting Chuck Berry, and another about how they got their nicknames, Punky and Hoot.
01:14:23 4/14/2017
Do you wanna know what happens on the road when two bands hit it off & spend the next 6 weeks together? Just listen as Shinedown's Zach Myers and Y2J share their antics from the 2012 Uproar Tour - stolen golf carts, confiscated alcohol, the Cop Stache Bash, and the "Dude Bros" movie. And how does that differ from touring with KISS? Well, for starters, there are no private plane rides or oreo cookies! But Zach will take it from there.
01:14:13 4/12/2017
He's the new GM of Monday Night RAW, and he's on TIJ! Kurt Angle is telling it straight when it comes to his shoot fight with Eddie Guerrero one night in the WWE lockerroom, his shoot match with Brock Lesnar in Fargo, ND, and what he was really spraying outta that infamous milk truck in his feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Kurt's also got the story behind his original WWE departure, his subsequent return, and his induction into the Hall of Fame. Plus, hear his take on Dana White, the UFC, and why you've never seen him compete in the octagon.
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