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Episode 103: I Use Nikon

The MOTHERSHIP has landed! It’s time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast! Join The Great Brian Last for this packed episode, featuring:

– Bertrand Hebert returns to the show to discuss his newest book, The Eighth Wonder Of The World: The True Story Of Andre The Giant! Bertrand reveals how he and Pat Laprade researched Andre’s life and career back to the beginning, shattering several myths along the way!

– Geoff Winningham joins the show to talk about the new edition of his landmark book, Friday Night In The Coliseum! Geoff reveals how was able to document Houston wrestling from a vantage point few outsiders had ever had! Geoff talks of his relationships with Paul Boesch, the wrestlers and the fans in Houston!

– Steve Verrier is with us to discuss the life and times of Gene Kiniski! This talk touches on the former NWA Champion’s early days, championship run, personal life and much more!

– Brad Balukjian joins the show to discuss his book The Wax Pack, as well as his attempt to write the biography of The Iron Sheik! We hear about how Brad got to know the Iron Sheik, including traveling with him to his induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame, as well as what life with the Sheik was like! Ultimately, we find out why Brad’s project didn’t come to fruition in this illuminating talk!

– Popular co-host & guest Howard Baum is back to discuss his recent day with Pat Patterson!

– We have classic 50th State Big Time Wrestling audio from March 1, 1969, featuring Wahoo McDaniel, Ripper Collins, Nick Bockwinkel, Toru Tanaka, Ed Francis, Lord James Blears, Rocky Montero, Tex McKenzie and Handsome Johnny Barend!

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Book(s) Of The Week:
Eight Wonder Of The World by Bertrand Hebert & Pat Laprade
Friday Night In The Coliseum by Geoff Winningham
The Wax Pack by Brad Balukjian
Gene Kiniski by Steve Verrier

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Time Stamps:

  • Howard Baum on Pat Patterson (0:01:19)
  • 50th State Wrestling audio from March 1, 1969 (0:50:09)
  • Steve Verrier on Gene Kiniski (1:15:57)
  • Brad Balukjian on The Iron Sheik (2:07:43)
  • Geoff Winningham on Houston Wrestling (2:50:47)
  • Bertrand Hebert on Andre The Giant (3:52:52)

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Associate Producer:  Jayce Naccarato

6:05 Superpodcast is a production of the Arcadian Vanguard Podcast Network

Episode 76: The Flowers Of Pain

THE MOTHERSHIP!  The 6:05 Superpodcast is back with another packed episode!  Join The Great Brian Last, with Jeff Bowdren in the co-host chair, for this “oh criminy” inducing show, featuring:

– Bertrand Hebert returns to the show to discuss his new book, our Book Of The Week, Mad Dog: The Maurice Vachon Story, out now on ECW Press!  Bertrand talks about Maurice’s early days in Montreal, his street brawls and amateur wrestling achievements, as well as Maurice’s later success in his home town.  We hear about the development of the Mad Dog character and the impact he had on the AWA, Montreal and Portland.  Bertrand also talks about how Maurice helped many legendary wrestlers early in their career.  A fun and informative look at one of wrestling’s all time greats!

– Stan Saxon, the man behind the mask of Brother Midnight, joins the show to discuss his career and the creation of his popular gimmick.  Stan talks about the scene he broke into in Canada and the injury that led him to put on the mask, baby!  We will hear about Brother Midnight’s famed programs & promos with The Tulip, The Sassy Man, and Sweet Daddy Caddy!  Stan also talks about his post-Midnight gimmick of Dr. X and gives an example of one of his promos.  A really cool look at a popular Superpodcast figure!

Also, TGBL & Jeff discuss the Road Warriors, Buddy Landel, as well as Jeff’s new podcast – Breaking Kayfabe with Jeff Bowdren.  Plus the Tom Robinson Medical Update, Hot Dog, the Handsome Boogie Man & much more!

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Book Of The Week:

Mad Dog: The Maurice Vachon Story by Bertrand Hebert & Pat Laprade

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Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:13:04)
  • Here & There (1:27:11)
  • Stan Saxon (1:52:50)
  • Bertrand Hebert on Mad Dog Vachon (2:35:36)

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 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.