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Episode 49: Stunt Granny

Your weekly fix of the Superpodcast has arrived!  Popular co-host Tom Robinson is back in the co-host chair this week, joining The Great Brian Last, for another fun trip on the Mothership!  This week’s show features:

– An extensive interview with Colt Toombs, the son of Roddy Piper.  Colt and his sister Ariel’s book on their father, “Rowdy,” was recently published and is our Book Of The Week.  Colt talks about the process of putting this book together and tracing his father’s story, as well as what Roddy’s intentions were when he started putting this book together.  This fun talk illuminates a Roddy Piper that fans never got to know and explains the origins of the rowdy one!

– Classic audio from October 18, 1983 of Captain Lou Albano and Fred Blassie on Rod Luck’s radio show in Philadelphia.  This show, recorded the day after the famous Jimmy Snuka cage match with Don Muraco and less than a week after the passing of the Grand Wizard, is a fascinating time capsule to the period right before the WWF would aggressively compete against the rest of the wrestling industry.  Callers ask about Hulk Hogan, Crusher Verdu, Ric Flair, the status of the WWF Championship in the magazines and more!

– Dan Farren joins the show again to discuss his appearance as the masked referee on the infamous television special Exposed: Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets.

– As discussed on last week’s show, we get to hear John Tolos interviews from 1970 in Los Angeles.  These interviews, which were taped off TV for Bob Barnett, are the only example of Tolos’ amazing work during this period of his career.  Tolos discusses upcoming matches with Fred Blassie, Mil Mascaras and Man Mountain Mike.

– TGBL & TR talk about a multitude of topics, including Tony Schiavone, Bruno Sammartino, notorious fans, Jushin Liger, Halloween Havoc 1992, Dave Brown, Tom’s hatred of Tony Garea and night out with the Clique and much more!  Plus appearances from Impressionist Jim Ross & Stuttering Tommy Rich!  CALL SOMEBODY!

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:16:11)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:35:56)
  • Here and There (1:53:27)
  • Dan Farren on Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets TV special (2:01:46)
  • John Tolos audio (2:09:22)
  • Lou Albano & Fred Blassie on Philadelphia Radio (2:22:11)
  • Colt Toombs on Roddy Piper book “Rowdy” (3:13:15)

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Episode 39: Pizza Or A Girl

This week on the Superpodcast, The Great Brian Last is joined again by Scott Cornish for a packed show featuring:

– Part one of a discussion with Terry Garvin Simms.  In this installment, Terry talks about his early days training in Bill Dundee’s wrestling school while being a hairdresser, his friendship with Marc Gullen, How the booking was handled in the Memphis territory, Sid Vicious’ anger, Billy Joe Travis’ craziness and much more, including some clues in the search for Yomamba!

– An interview with veteran broadcaster Rod Luck about his involvement with pro wresting.  Rod wrestled Billy Robinson, refereed for the AWA and did a regular radio show in Philadelphia with WWF cooperation.

– Gorilla Monsoon on Rod Luck’s radio show from March 15, 1983.  Gorilla takes calls and questions from the audience about a number of topics, including Flair vs. Backlund, Bruno Sammartino’s lawsuit and whether David Sammartino is being blackballed,  Larry Zbyszko writing a book, Billy Graham’s age and much more!

– Various old school wrestling topics, including Smokey Mountain Fan Week, Scott meeting Dick The Bruiser, the hilarity of the Hogan/Andre Piper’s Pit, the Southwest manure angle, run-ins with Abdullah The Butcher and more!

Plus, The Superuniverse Top Ten and all the craziness that goes along with that, including a dip into the Lano files and the return of Sheila The Shooter.

Book of the Week:
“Wrestling With The Truth” by Bruno Lauer

Time Stamps:

Superuniverse Top Ten (0:01:26)
Fantasy Booking (0:48:26)
Here & There (0:54:19)
Dennis Of The Week (1:04:52)
Rod Luck (1:49:14)
Gorilla Monsoon on the radio (2:16:55)
Book Of The Week (2:51:36)
Terry Garvin Simms (3:06:12)

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, 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 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.