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Episode 34: The Vacation Episode

The 6:05 Superpodcast is back for a special episode, The Vacation Episode, as The Great Brian Last is on holiday in Hawaii. This episode was recorded over a week ago and features:

  • TGBL & Bix go over the history of the Superuniverse. If you are new to the show, this is your chance to find out about the origins of each character.
  • More listener topic and “What If” suggestions/requests.
  • A conversation with Bob Barnett covering a wide range of topics, including his 1994 Eddie Gilbert shoot interview, the AAA/IWC and FMW lucha shows in Los Angeles in the early 1990’s, his friendship with Vampiro and the time he successfully sued Dr. Mike Lano.
  • Part two of our talk with Donny Laible. Donny talks about Killer Kowalski and two of his most famous trainees, Chyna & HHH. We also hear about his friendships with Eddie Gilbert, Big John Studd, Boyd Pierce & Fabulous Kangaroo Al Costello.

All of that and much more, so Call Somebody!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse explained (0:00:00)
  • Listener questions (0:55:21)
  • Bob Barnett (1:28:13)
  • Book of the Week (2:33:23)
  • Don Laible (2:47:13)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod as well as Bix and Brian at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast, and also make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (CA) (UK), 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. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.

Episode 33: Trans Euro Express

Call Somebody! hinghe Mothership has landed and the Superpodcast is back with another packed episode! Lots of great stuff on the program this week, including:

  • Part one of our conversation with Donny Laible. Having done many things in and around professional wrestling, from being a photographer to being a manager, Donny shares stories of how he first got involved in the wrestling business and what the New York fan scene was like in the 1970’s. We also hear about the inner workings of the wrestling magazines and how well, or not well, they paid photographers. Donny also shares the tale of the frightening incident with an ECW wrestler that made him walk away from the wrestling world.
  • We have the story of Dick The Bruiser’s son’s quest for a Liberace autograph. And when we say “Dick The Bruiser’s son” we mean a complete fraud pretending to be Dick The Bruiser’s son.
  • Another dose of listener questions and “What If” suggestions.

Plus, The Top Ten descends into more mindless (or mindful) wrestling talk than usual, the history of Marc Gullen’s Superuniverse title rein and much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Top 10 (0:00:00)
  • Here and There (0:52:38)
  • Listener questions (1:21:04)
  • Book of the Week (2:13:11)
  • Don Laible (2:31:18)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod as well as Bix and Brian at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast, and also make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (CA) (UK), 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. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.

Episode 29: Bulk Denim

It’s time for another episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, the MOTHERSHIP! Included in this week’s show:

  • Part one of a conversation with longtime AWA producer Polish Joe Ciupik. We discuss a number of topics, including the Wrestlerock Rumble, Ray Stevens, AWA Superstars, talking with The Crusher, ESPN and, of course, working with Larry Nelson!
  • We talk with John Arezzi about his experience taking photographs at ringside on the day that Muhammad Ali had his confrontation with Gorilla Monsoon in 1976.
  • A discussion about the recently unearthed match between Wild Bull Curry and Johnny Valentine from 1969 in Houston.
  • Longtime wrestling photographer & writer Don Laible shares a Dennis Coralluzzo story for the Dennis Of The Week.

Also, the Superuniverse Top Ten, follow ups, more on the 1993 Sam Muchnick roast, the homophobia of the week and much more!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Dennis of the Week (1:22:41)
  • Johnny Valentine vs. Bull Curry (1:28:39)
  • John Arezzi on Muhammad Ali vs. Gorilla Monsoon (2:09:42)
  • “Polish” Joe Ciupik (2:49:31)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod as well as Bix and Brian at @davidbix and @GreatBrianLast, and also make sure to like the official Superpodcast Facebook page. To support the show, please consider using our Amazon referral link (CA) (UK), 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. You can also make PayPal donations to David and Brian. Subscribe by adding 605feed.com to your preferred podcast app, or our iTunes link.