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Fans old and new discuss the state of professional wrestling. Nonsense abounds! Warning: Explicit Language. Not for sensitive ears.
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Fans old and new discuss the state of professional wrestling. Nonsense abounds! Warning: Explicit Language. Not for sensitive ears.




DATES 24: Take 5

The week on the DATEScast, our snackologists discuss how they'e both been working entirely too hard. So, with the help of our pal Craig and our ongoing 13-part series, Dates With Craig, our heroes get the break they need with this week's snack, the Take 5 candy bar. Tim reveals how deep his blood-feud with this candy bar goes and throws Meal Theory 101 right out the window. How do you snack like you're running out of time? Snack day and night like it's going out of style. Featuring: Derek...


UNT 43: The Tick

You know, evil comes in many forms, be it a man-eating cow or a pair of surly co-hosts. But when Amazon re-reboots the finest superhero parody the '90s had to offer, a true hero answers the call. Even when that call is an app notification. You can't dismiss a notification from destiny, and she's blowing up Tim's phone at all hours. "U up?" Oh he's up, destiny, and he's 100 percent down to podcast. Muscle emoji! While dragging Jared and Greig behind him like two sacks of laundry, Tim charges...


323: Fastlane 2018 Results

Okay, NOW it’s official. Styles vs Nakamura at WrestleMania. Book it! Also, Braun Strowman is now a tag team. Get used to it! …and WWE is feigning ignorance to the #MeToo / #TimesUp movement because it’s convenient to honor a horrible woman. Deal with it? Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), and ‘Hot Podcast Garbage’ Sprung (@jasprung), and ‘Super Jew’ Jared (@SuperJew75). Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.


CJAE 54: Face-Chops Aplenty!

Happy Birthday, New Japan Pro Wrestling! Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) welcomes Geoff from Strong Style Story Podcast (@StrongStylStory) to break down the 46th Anniversary show from this past Monday night/Tuesday morning. Highlights include the symphony of violence that was Suzuki vs. Makabe for the Intercontinental Title, a fun main event between Okada and Ospreay, Naito getting back to his rudo roots, and a fantastic performance from…TAICHI?!?!?! Sponsored by the NEW Captain Jack...


322: Fastlane 2018 Preview

Fastlane is coming up and I gotta be honest… We were way more invested in the finale of ABC’s The Bachelor than anything going on with the blue brand heading into this Sunday’s mediocre and quite unnecessary WWE event from Columbus, OH. That said, if Roman Reigns were to throw down with Arie Luyendyk, I’d be on Team Ooh-Ahh Superman Punch Spear ALL DAY! Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), and ‘Hot Podcast Garbage’ Sprung...


UNT 42: Hamilton

How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman grow up to be the subject of our podcast? Turns out we've all got a soft spot for musical theater (even Jared). So many of our contributors caught Hamilton during its month long run in Tempe, Ariz., that we could not throw away our shot to rap about history, choreography, set design, sky-high ticket prices and all our favorite Broadway shows (and one nerdtacular off-Broadway show). You'll even find out which of us starred in...



What a week! Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) welcomes back Chris (@BrasilianFury) from @StrongStylStory Podcast to break down both nights for ROH/NJPW’s Honor Rising shows from Ryogoku. Highlights include #OurLargeSon Kitamura carrying Cheeseburger out of the arena like a baby, Golden Lovers Mania sweeping the world, Marty’s hair turning gray prematurely from stress, Uncle Creepy, Dalton Castle being strong as hell, the Beer City Bruiser surprising the shit out of everyone, Trent held...


321: Elimination Chamber 2018 Results

Brock Lesnar has gone missing. But never fear, Roman Reigns is here to stand up for professional wrestling! That’s pretty much the next month or so of WWE programming, as it revolves around the big Universal Championship match at WrestleMania. Meanwhile, the true MVPs of the show seem to be headed towards a three-way clash as The Miz will likely be defending his Intercontinental Championship against both Seth Rollins and Finn Balor. Beyond that, Alexa reigns supreme with Asuka hot on her...


UNT 41: Black Panther

Black Panther is a critical and financial hit, crushing the box office with record after record and helping to create a cultural movement in Hollywood. But what did we think of it? To answer that, we welcomed back Episode 31’s Mateo Morales and newcomer, Austin Carthell to help discuss, dissect and delineate all things from the land of Wakanda. But be warned, even the most powerful vibranium suits couldn’t protect us from our tangential selves on this one, which included Green Lantern...


CJAE 52: “I’m a Deathmatch Guy Now!”

This week, Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) is joined by @TornadoTagRadioco-host Marianne (@SailorMoonsault), as they provide a live report from last Friday’s PWG show, Neon Knights. They discuss Marianne’s undying love for Greg & Dustin, Brody King’s big debut, Adam Brooks’ status as the only fan of The Pirates of Dark Water, The Great Mutahdi, Raspberry Park, and a preview of the card for Time is a Flat Circle on March 23rd! Sponsored by the NEW Captain Jack Heartless tees, now available...


320: Elimination Chamber 2018 Preview

We like surprises. Monday’s episode of RAW was a heck of a pleasant surprise. They tried something different, and it worked. Seth Rollins went from “kinda stale” / “don’t care” to a wrestling god in a matter of 65 minutes, and general excitement for Sunday’s main event rose significantly. Is the general consensus of Roman Reigns winning and going on to face Brock Lesnar still going to happen? We talk about that and some possible alternatives that might work quite nicely… Meanwhile,...


UNT 40: Batman - The Dark Knight Returns

Was our first Batdads: The Animated Podcast too family-friendly for you? Well, get ready for the dark, gritty reboot as we take apart the ambitious animated adaptation of possibly the most influential Batman story ever told: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. This isn’t a podcast — it’s an operating table. We mine TDKR for parenting advice, decide which Robocop lines we want Batman to say, break down the best Joker laughs and thoroughly examine Frank Miller's favorite place to draw...


CJAE 51: Beard-Based Offense!

It’s been a tough week. Pro wrestling is a bit of a garbage fire right now. Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) & Chris (@BrasilianFury) hope to make it a little bit better by breaking down the 3rd and final New Beginning event from Osaka-Jo on February 10th. Highlights include Okada’s 600th day as IWGP Heavyweight Champion, SANADA’s best singles match to date, Naito spitting, Kitamura chopping, Blue Justice talkin’ trash, Taichi and his punchable face moving up to heavyweight, Ospreay and...


319: Get These Hands

RAW? Good (BRAUUUUNNNN!!!!). Mixed Match Challenge? Good (Lana is the best… Lana number one! *clap clap*). 205 Live? Good (We knew you had it in you, Drew Gulak!). SmackDown? …not so much. From being THE show to being an afterthought without direction, characters to attach to, or anything resembling a well thought out television show… the blue brand has been a disappointment as of late. It all sort of hinges on what they’re doing with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan. Does it come to a...


318: Happy Rusev Day!

It would be a happier Rusev Day if he had won the United States Championship this week, but alas… we must wait for a greater Rusev Day to come. Another solid episode of RAW and another sort of awkward episode of SmackDown have passed as we head towards Elimination Chamber. And by “we”, I don’t mean Jason Jordan. Get well soon, Kurt Jr.! Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman), Adam Lucidi (@adamlucidi), and ‘DHAP’ Dennis Holden...


UNT 39: Jumanji

Can you hear drums? We did. So much so, we took a detour from our scheduled programming to focus our avatars on The Rock’s smash-hit re-invigoration of the Jumanji franchise. Of course, that meant we had to begin with the original Robin Williams classic, before diving into the new film with our sexy combat-dance moves. As always, our team of intrepid UNT explorers found themselves veering off course into such topics as the merits of DC’s Black Adam character, a potential Twins remake,...


CJAE 49: I’m Not Crying, YOU’RE Crying!

In the wake of a gigantic weekend of shows and a 20 minute sellout for Strong Style Evolved, Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) is back, and is joined by the returning Chris Damasceno (@BrasilianFury) for a discussion of all things New Japan Pro Wrestling. They break down both nights of the New Beginning in Sapporo, including the continued evolution of Our Large Son, Katsuya Kitamura, the renewed vim and vigor of Murder Dad Minoru Suzuki, his MOTY candidate against Tanahashi, the beauty of the...


317: Royal Rumble 2018 Results

Philadelphia had one hell of a weekend in pro wrestling. From TakeOver all the way through to 205 Live, the hits just kept coming. Aleister Black. Adam Cole (Bay Bay!). Andrade Almas. Johnny Gargano. Candice LeRae! Tommaso Ciampa… Rey Mysterio. Hurricane Helms. LOL. Shinsuke Nakamura! vs AJ Styles at WrestleMania??? BRAUN STROWMAN! BROCK LESNAR!!! Nobody is ready for Asuka! …but what about Rowdy Ronda Rousey?! The Miz is (STILL) Awesome. Carmella (coulda woulda shoulda… maybe?). and...


DATES 20: King Cake

This week on the DATEScast, Derek and Tim are on the road to Wrestlemania in New Orleans with a little help from their friend and professional surfer Danny Schlag, who provided this week's amazing snack: the Louisiana King Cake. Our snackologists reminisce about their time at The Institute and why Mardi Gras is so near & dear to Professor Agne's heart. They also determine whether or not King Cakes are overrated. SPOILER ALERT: they're not. They're amazing. Strap in for other snacking...


CJAE 48: You’re 5,000 Candles in the Wind

Fresh off of his tour through The Steel Cage’s HQ city of Phoenix, Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) is back, and is joined this week by comedy writer John Veron (@IBetterBeFunny). They talk at length about PWG’s Mystery Vortex V, including the near-death of Flash Morgan Webster, the living embodiment of synthwave that is Joey Janela, the frenzy caused by the return of Timothy Thatcher to team with WALTER (#RingKampf), the hot tag machine that is Matt Riddle, and the human pincushion that is...


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