Category Archives: Podcast

Episode 8: Hang In There

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last embark on another edition of the 6:05 Superpodcast to ruminate on a number of topics including:

  • The ridiculous history of “pro wrestling legend” The Hangman/Bruce Pobanz.
  • Japanese wrestling magazines in general including some new ones that Bix just got.
  • The amazing tale of the giant pro wrestler who worked as a bodyguard for drug runner Jon Roberts from Cocaine Cowboys and American Desperado.
  • Listener requests.

And much more, including some of The Hangman’s most notable colleagues.

Here’s this week’s YouTube playlist thanks to Allan Blackstock:

Follow us on Twitter at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, a PayPal donation, or becoming a Patreon patron. Subscribe using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 7: The Connecticut of Kentucky

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last return for the first 6:05 Superpodcast of 2016 for something of a break in format, including:

  • 35 years ago in wrestling history.
  • Jerry Jarrett’s version of the “Dandy” Jack Donovan story from last week’s show.
  • Beau James joins us for follow-up on Mario Galento, east Tennessee territory thieving shenanigans, and RON WRIGHT VS. THE KU KLUX KLAN.
  • Tom Robinson drops in for an extended edition of Dennis of the Week.

And much more, including Brian’s introduction to the Jeep Swenson fan club.

Here’s this week’s YouTube playlist thanks to Allan Blackstock:

Follow us on Twitter at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, a PayPal donation, or becoming a Patreon patron. Subscribe using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 6: Stop the Murder

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last are back for the last show of 2015 to discuss some supremely ridiculous wrestling topics, including:

  • Jimmy Hart’s talents as a lyricist.
  • The amazing audio of Mario Galento exposing the business on Memphis radio in 1974 released on Beau James’ podcast.
  • The crazy story of Dandy Jack Donovan allegedly being ambushed by Tojo Yamamoto, Jackie Fargo, and Jerry Jarrett. (Jarrett’s version, which we found after we finished the show, is here)
  • Dark Journey being in the colonic business..

And much more, including the latest edition of of Dennis of the Week.

Follow us on Twitter at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, a PayPal donation, or becoming a Patreon patron. Subscribe using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 5: The Master of Sex

David Bixenspan and The Great Brian Last return to discuss all sorts of random wrestling topics including:

  • Last week’s show with Jim Cornette.
  • The missing link in Brian’s 1995 SMW Fan Week story of fleeing a near-riot in Louisville.
  • Pro wrestling cards on holidays.
  • Brian paging through The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pro Wrestling.
  • A delay in ending the show to discuss who owns what video libraries.

And much more, including the debut of Dennis of the Week.

Here’s this week’s YouTube playlist thanks to Allan Blackstock:

Follow us on Twitter at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, a PayPal donation, or becoming a Patreon patron. Subscribe using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 4: Jim Cornette

Our friend and long-time wrestling fan/tape trader/photographer Jim Cornette joins us for a chat about all sorts of random wrestling topics including:

  • Tape trading, the hunt for more wrestling in general, and the “command center” he jury-rigged when he went to Mid-South.
  • Satoru Sayama/original Tiger Mask, why he was successful, does his stuff hold up, how did his predecessors like Gran Hamada and Tatsumi Fujinami compare, etc.
  • How insider terms evolved and how fans becoming “smart” changed backstage etiquette.
  • The greatness of Jim and Brian’s late friend Dennis Coralluzzo.
  • Corny watching Pibe Diez’s accident in real time on the air..

And much more! This is a very different Jim Cornette podcast than what you’re used to.

Here’s this week’s YouTube playlist thanks to Allan Blackstock:

Follow us on Twitter at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, a PayPal donation, or becoming a Patreon patron. Subscribe using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 3: The Bar Mitzvah

6:05 (the Superpodcast?) is back as David Bixenspan and Brian Last discuss:

  • Brian’s tale of his bar mitzvah, where his mom booked Vince Russo. And then Vince Russo booked the bar mitzvah. Really.
  • An update onthe second(?) El Pibe Diez.
  • More WWE Network stuff.
  • Jerry Jarrett on Jim Cornette’s podcast.
  • Classic wrestling movie Body Slam.
  • How underrated is the Junkyard dog?

And much more!

Here’s this week’s YouTube playlist thanks to Allan Blackstock:

Follow us on Twitter at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, a PayPal donation, or becoming a Patreon patron. Subscribe using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 2: El Pibe Diez Dos

6:05 (the SuperPodcast!) returns as David Bixenspan and Brian Last discuss:

And much more! Including a trip to the dark side and a special bonus at the end.

Follow us on Twitter at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, a PayPal donation, or becoming a Patreon patron. Subscribe using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below, which include our iTunes link.

Episode 1: Happy Thanksgriving

6:05, a new old-school wrestling podcast with David Bixenspan and Brian Last debuts with discussion of (in theory, as you’ll see):

  • Our fandom of pro wrestling on Superstation WTBS (you’re shocked, we know).
  • Terry Funk, and why meeting him is awesome.

But really, this show is just an excuse for us to talk about old wrestling each week. Everything from what names we got wrong reading magazines as kids to Titanes en el Ring to the preferred shop for wrestling magazines in our city in our youth to Brian having this painting of Dick the Bruiser created by Wayne St. Wayne/Mike Hammer/Dr. Blood while on acid:

It’s the first episode, so be kind. No, we’re not sure why that buzzing appeared suddenly at times. Yes, please disregard the theme song discussion because it had to be changed in editing due to an unforeseen technical issue (really!). But have fun and let us know what you think!

Follow us on Twitter at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link, a PayPal donation, or becoming a Patreon patron. Subscribe using our Feedburner feed URL or the links below (iTunes store info and more coming shortly).