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Episode 73: Wrestling Wars

Baby Baby!  Call Somebody!  The 6:05 Superpodcast is back!  This week on The Mothership, The Great Brian Last is joined by a first timer in the co-host chair, longtime photographer Howard Baum.  This fun & packed episode features:

– Ron Fuller, The Tennessee Stud & host of the Studcast, joins the show to discuss wrestling promotional wars.  Ron shares his memories of the Georgia wrestling war between the NWA & Ann Gunkel’s All South promotion, as well as the story of what happened to his promotion, Southeastern Championship Wrestling, in 1979 when several top stars decided to run against him.  This is a true history lesson from one of the very best storytellers in wrestling!

– Tony Myers joins the show, in part one of a two part conversation, to discuss his career in Memphis.  Tony talks about being a huge fan of Memphis wrestling and then getting the opportunity to work there.  We hear stories about Jerry Lawler, Bill Dundee, Jamie Dundee and a locker room brawl between Luna Vachon & Jacqueline.  Tony also talks about how he broke into the business, as well as his memories of a young Flex Kavana, better known as The Rock!

– Polish Joe Ciupik is back to discuss Herb Abrams, GLOW, Larry Nelson and everything he has going on with Classic Wrestling, including their videos which are now available for rent or purchase at classicwrestling.com!

– TGBL & Howard discuss Bert Prentice ripping off Howard’s family, Luna Vachon’s wedding, Ric Flair, the humor of Bobby Heenan and more!  Plus, TRnac, Hod Dog, Stuttering Tommy Rich, Not Charlie Brown From Outta Town, Jim Cornette’s Answering Machine & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Florida Mat Wars: 1977 by Robert VanKavelaar with Scott Teal

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:14:50)
  • Slaughtering A Sacred Cow (1:42:46)
  • Polish Joe Ciupik (1:55:06)
  • Tony Myers part one (2:23:46)
  • Ron Fuller (3:08:36)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
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The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Episode 72: Beau The Dog

Batten down the hatches!  The Mothership has landed and it is time for another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Joining The Great Brian Last this week in the co-host chair is Tom Robinson!  This packed show features:

– Rip Rogers joins the show discuss ICW, The Poffos and his memory of the night of the Sugar Hold Challenge!  Rip, who was a partner in ICW, shares his knowledge about how ICW was formed and what it was like to be involved in an outlaw promotion.  Rip also gives tells us what he saw when Randy Savage & Bill Dundee had their parking lot fight which ended with Dundee having a broken jaw, as well as the infamous fight Randy Savage got into at the Waffle House!  A fun and informative talk!

– Longtime WWWF TV “timekeeper at the bell” Mike Mittman talks about his many years sitting ringside at TV tapings in Allentown & Hamburg.  Mike shares him memories of popular ring announcer Joe McHugh, who he was close with, as well as Dr. George Zahorian, who Mike introduced into the world of wrestling.  Mike talks about Vince McMahon Sr. & Jr., Gorilla Monsoon, Phil Zacko & many more.  Mike also tells us about the night he refereed a Saturday Night’s Mani Event and got clobbered by Andre The Giant!

– TGBL & TR Shock discuss everything from Tom’s recent attempt to meet Cyndi Lauper to Jim Ross.  Plus Hot Dog & Lasto, TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, The Handsome Boogie Man, Jim Cornette’s Answering Machine, the Tom Robinson Impression Challenge & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Classic Arena Programs #1: Slam-O-Gram Volume 1 by Scott Teal

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

See Judd Apatow’s documentary film “May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers” in theaters for ONE NIGHT ONLY on September 12th!  

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:011:36)
  • Here & There (1:51:29)
  • Mike Mittman (2:13:40)
  • Rip Rogers (3:03:05)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Episode 71: Milo Of Croton

The Mothership has landed again and the 6:05 Superpodcast is back! The Great Brian Last is joined this week by Mike Mills of the Booking The Territory podcast for a packed episode, featuring:

– Bobby Fulton of The Fantastics is back again to talk about the time in July of 1983 that he refused to do a job for the Road Warriors.  Bobby talks all about why he wouldn’t do it and how Ole Anderson reacted.  We also hear Bobby’s memories or working with a young Ultimate Warrior & Sting in both Memphis and the UWF.  Bobby also shares his thoughts on working with the Sheepherders and tells us what he did to once upset Dr. Death Steve Williams!

– Longtime photographer Howard Baum joins the show to discuss his role in the memorable 1984 Memphis angle where Eddie Gilbert & Tommy Rich were presented with the tag team of the year award.  Howard also shares him memories of meeting a young Raven, getting attacked by Terry Funk, and bothering Jerry Lawler.  Plus Howard & TGBL discuss their opinions of ECW then vs. now.  A really fun talk!

– We present to you another edition of 6:05 Classic with TGBL & show cofounder David Bixenspan!  Bix & TGBL discuss the recent documentary Nobody Speak, about the Hulk Hogan / Gawker lawsuit, a film in which Bix is featured in.  They also discuss Netflix’s GLOW & the WWE unreleased matches dvd.

Plus classic audio of Wild Red Berry on Groucho Marx’s You Bet Your Life, Jim Cornette’s answering machine, TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, The Handsome Boogie Man, the Top Ten debut of Hot Dog and much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Bad To The Bone: 25 Years Of Riots And Wrestling by Ron Starr & Rock Rims

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:015:41)
  • Here & There (1:20:23)
  • Wild Red Berry on You Bet Your Life (1:29:43)
  • Howard Baum (1:40:10)
  • Bobby Fulton (2:48:55)
  • 6:05 Classic with David Bixenspan (3:26:09)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Holiday Special: Independence Day Star Wars

The 6:05 Superpodcast is celebrating America’s birthday with another edition of Star Wars!

No Segments!

No Time Stamps!

Minimal Edits! 

As always, Thank You to all the 605’ers for your continued support of the MOTHERSHIP!

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!
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Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Episode 70: Cornette Is Back

The Mothership returns and Jim Cornette is back in the co-host chair!  Join The Great Brian Last & Jim for this packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, featuring:

– Rock Rims talks about the life and career of Ron Starr, who just recently passed away.  Rock, who co-wrote Ron’s autobiography, talks about Ron’s start in pro wrestling and his encounters with some of wrestling’s greats, as well as wrestling’s up and coming superstars.  From Canada to Puerto Rico to the territories, this look at Ron Starr shines the spotlight on one of wrestling’s under recognized stars.

– Dean Silverstone joins the show again to discuss Chris Colt.  Dean promoted Chris in Seattle and has many stories about Chris’s greatness in the ring, difficulties dealing with promoters and battles with spiders while under the influence of psychedelic drugs.  Dean also tells the story about why The Hangman has been banned from the Cauliflower Alley Club!

– Barry Rose rejoins the show to discuss the recent CWF Legends Fanfest that he promoted.  Barry talks about everything that happened that weekend, from tours of Florida wrestling landmarks to the wrestler who wanted to remain incognito during the event.

– TGBL’s father makes his debut on the show to discuss why he doesn’t like wrestling and his impressions of what he sees when he watches it.

– TGBL & Jim discuss many topics, including Ken Patera, Tommy Young, Dusty Rhodes, and What If Bill Watts had gotten the TBS deal in 1985.  Plus TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, The Handsome Boogie Man & more!

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Book Of The Week:

I Ain’t No Pig Farmer! by Dean Silverstone (kindle)

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:09:04)
  • Here & There (1:37:35)
  • TGBL’s Dad (1:50:43)
  • Barry Rose (2:04:27)
  • Dean Silverstone on The Hangman & Chris Colt (2:36:35)
  • Rock Rims on Ron Starr (3:09:40)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Episode 69: Hot Dog

Call Somebody!  The 6:05 Superpodcast is back again!  This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by popular co-host Scott Cornish for another packed show, featuring:

– Brennon Martin, grandson of legendary promoter Christine Jarrett, joins the show to discuss his new book Teeny: Professional Wrestling’s Grand Dame.  Brennon talks about why the book is called a biographical novel and the process he went through to put his grandmother’s story together.  We hear all about how Teeny got involved in the wrestling business, her relationships with Nick Gulas and Roy Welch, her “grip” and more!  We also hear about some George Gulas goofiness and Brennon clears up some of the rumors about Jerry Jarrett’s parentage.

– In part two of our conversation with Wayne St. Wayne, we hear about Wayne working in his home town of St. Louis. Wayne also talks about his time in Calgary, from meeting Stu Hart to rooming with J.R. Foley, with lots of hijinks in between. We also hear about his transition from active wrestler into a well regarded artist.

– Dean Silverstone talks about his friend, the late wrestling historian J Michael Kenyon.  We hear about when Dean & Kenyon first met, as well as when they promoted wrestling together.  Dean shares some amazing stories about Kenyon quitting jobs, crashing cars and changing his name!

– TGBL & Scott talk about everything from Ken Patera’s bad behavior on the radio to ring announcer Joe McHue.  Plus, TRnac, The Handsome Boogie Man, Stuttering Tommy Rich and an appearance from Austin Idol!

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Book Of The Week:

Teeny: Professional Wrestling’s Grand Dame by Brennon Martin

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:12:39)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:26:30)
  • Here & There (1:43:16)
  • Dean Silverstone on J Michael Kenyon (1:54:27)
  • Brennon Martin on Christine Jarrett (2:16:03)
  • Wayne St. Wayne part two (2:57:51)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Holiday Special: Memorial Day/Sick Day Star Wars

It’s Memorial Day weekend and TGBL has had a few sick days lately, so it’s seems like the perfect time for another Superpodcast Star Wars!

No Segments!

No Time Stamps!

Minimal Edits! 

As always, Thank You to all the 605’ers for your continued support of the MOTHERSHIP!

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Please support Ramseur Records by visiting their online store and using the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!
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Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

Episode 68: Mood Enhancing Materials

It’s for true!  The Mothership has landed and another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast has arrived!  The Great Brian Last is joined this week by Kurt Brown in the co-host chair for another packed show, featuring:

– Part one of a conversation with Wayne St. Wayne, who wrestled in various territories as Mike Hammer.  Wayne talks about growing up in St. Louis and discovering wrestling, as well as many of the memorable shows he attended at the Kiel Auditorium.  We hear about Johnny Valentine, Dick The Bruiser, and how the St. Louis fans reacted to Bruno Sammartino.  Wayne reveals how he transitioned from being a photographer to being a wrestler, and talks about his stops in Amarillo, Mid South and Florida.  A fun talk!

– Scott Teal joins the show again to discuss the passing of wrestling historian J Michael Kenyon.  Scott explains why Kenyon is considered the “God of Wrestling Historians.”  Scott talks about working with Kenyon on projects, as well as future plans for some of the research and materials that Kenyon left.

– Roy Lucier returns to the show to discuss this year’s Cauliflower Alley Club convention in Las Vegas, which he just attended.

– TGBL & Vandal Drummond discuss many topics, including Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Dr. Jerry Graham & his Swami, Negro Casas, wrestlers with perms, Mil Mascaras shooting with Bob Roop, The Destroyer, Ricki Starr and more!  Plus TRnac, The Handsome Boogie Man, Stuttering Tommy Rich, new Buddha Khan audio and much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Wrestling in the Garden – The Battle for New York: Works, Shoots & Double-Crosses by Scott Teal & J. Michael Kenyon

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Ramseur Records & the release of David Childers’ new album “Run Skeleton Run.”

Purchase “Run Skeleton Run” on CD or vinyl and use the promo code “605” at checkout to save 20%!
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:22:26)
  • Here & There (1:47:27)
  • Roy Lucier on Cauliflower Alley (1:55:56)
  • Scott Teal on J Michael Kenyon (2:36:37)
  • Wayne St. Wayne part one (3:10:41)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

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Episode 67: Coin Envelopes

Baby Baby!  The Only Podcast That Matters is back and it’s time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Hop aboard the Mothership with The Great Brian Last and this week’s co-host Jeff Bowdren for another wild ride, featuring:

– In The News with Jim Cornette returns this week, and we look at stories involving wrestler lawsuits, riots, forced labor & more!

– John Cosper, author of this week’s Book Of The Week, joins the show to discuss the history of Louisville wrestling and the legacy of the Allen Athletic Club.  This conversation includes stories of wrestling bears, alligators and escaped prisoners!  We discuss many of the greats that wrestled in Louisville, like Lou Thesz, Bill Longson, Gorgeous George, Buddy Rogers and more!  This look at what, until now, had been a forgotten period in Louisville’s wrestling history is both informative and fun!

– Bob Barnett returns to the show to discuss why Dr. Mike Lano is no longer allowed to practice dentistry.

– We introduce the 605’ers to Marion Crumley, who was a rather unique jobber, with Jim Cornette, who watches a Crumbly match with us.

– TGBL & Bowdren The Booker discuss many topics, from the worst angles in Mid South to tastelessness in World Class.  Plus TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich, The Handsome Boogie Man, a missive from The Hangman & more!

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Book Of The Week:

Louisville’s Greatest Show: The Story Of The Allen Athletic Club by John Cosper

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Ramseur Records & the release of David Childers’ new album “Run Skeleton Run.”
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:03:30)
  • Jim Cornette on Marion Crumley (1:39:58)
  • Bob Barnett (1:49:02)
  • Show Notes (2:04:39)
  • In The News with Jim Cornette (2:09:14)
  • John Cosper (2:50:55)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.

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Episode 66: Baby Baby

The Mothership has landed and it is time for another edition of the only podcast that matters!  This week on the 6:05 Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last is joined again by Tom Robinson for a fun show, featuring:

– The Superpodcast Roundtable debuts with Jeff Walton & John Arezzi discussing Fred Blassie and their Blassie Fan Clubs.  This fun talk gives insight on exactly how Jeff & John each met Blassie and how both of them received permission to run his fan club.  We hear what the fan club scene was like, and what membership included.  This segment also shines a light on what kind of guy Fred Blassie was, and why so many loved him.

– Classic audio from Dennis Coralluzzo’s 1997 Eddie Gilbert Tribute Luncheon.  This was the second annual tribute to Eddie, and featured speeches by Bill Watts, Bill Apter, Jim Cornette, Harley Race, Buddy Landel, Tommy Gilbert & more.

– Bobby Blaze joins the show to discuss his recent appearance on the news about a new club operating in his home town.

– TGBL & TR talk about everything from the Wrestle War ’90 rap to Larry Sharpe.  Also, TRnac, the Handsome Boogie Man, Stuttering Tommy Rich, new sound drops & much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Richmond 9-5171: A Wrestling Story by Jeff Walton with Scott Walton

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The Top Ten is sponsored by Ramseur Records & the May 5th release of David Childers’ new album “Run Skeleton Run.”
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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:15:25)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:16:40)
  • Here & There (1:30:17)
  • Bobby Blaze (1:40:21)
  • 1997 Eddie Gilbert Tribute Luncheon (1:50:54)
  • Superpodcast Roundtable with Jeff Walton & John Arezzi (2:49:00)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page.
Official Superpodcast merchandise is now available.
To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (UK) (CA), which doesn’t cost you anything extra, as well as doing a free trial of Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited through us, which we still get a referral fee for even if you cancel right away.
To make ongoing monthly donations to the Superpodcast, you can go to our Patreon page.
You can also make PayPal donations to Brian.
Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.
The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.