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From Starrcade '83 to March 26, 2001, Tony Schiavone was the voice of professional wrestling below the Mason-Dixon Line. Though the Monday Night Wars may be over you can still relive the memories of Jim Crockett Promotions and World Championship Wrestling. Hear for yourself why What Happened When with Tony Schiavone is a hilarious trip down professional wrestlings memory lane. Join Tony and Conrad every Wednesday morning at 6am ET exclusively on Westwood One Podcast Network.
 
If you've always wanted to know what the real story was behind some of wrestling's biggest moments, Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard will finally give you the real answer. A terrific storyteller, Bruce has done and seen it all and now he's going to share it all with you so sit back and be ready for a wild ride! Join Bruce and his partner in crime, Conrad Thompson as they take you through the WWF's expansion in the 80s, Houston Wrestling, the challenging early 90s for the WWF, the GWF ...
 
Each week, Alice Bradley and Jordan Calhoun of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.
 
Each episode addresses a reader's parenting issue through the lens of Janet's respectful parenting philosophy. Janet is a respected parenting adviser, author, and consultant whose website (JanetLansbury.com) is visited by millions of readers annually. Her work informs, inspires, and supports caregivers of infants and toddlers across the globe, helping to create relationships of respect, trust, and love. Her best-selling books “No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline without Shame” and "Elevating Chi ...
 
Join Chris Toplack and Cory Rivard as they transport you to the nostalgic moments of wrestling’s past by covering some of the most controversial moments, acclaimed performers, and bizarre scenarios in the world of professional wrestling. Listen to The Pro Wrestling Stories Podcast on demand to enjoy this fascinating weekly podcast from the team at ProWrestlingStories.com. A fun dose of education and entertainment.
 
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Janet shares a parent’s dramatic story recounting how she overcame her fear and doubt to allow her 6-year-old to express explosive emotions. In a wonderfully detailed e-mail to Janet, this mom describes a feeling of distance from her son and the respectful – albeit difficult, loud and sometimes scary – steps she took to welcome his “messy and uncom…
 
We continue the look back at Jim Crockett Promotion greatest year: 1986. In this episode, the heat between Ric Flair and Ron Gavin gets turned up. A young, soon-to-be Big Boss Man (Ray Traylor) makes an in ring appearance. Baron Von Rashke joins forces with the Russians. Plus, great interviews from Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Magnum T.A., Arn Anderson, Tu…
 
This week we're learning about the tools and tech we need to upgrade our lives in 2021. Helping us are Mark Frauenfelder and Kevin Kelly—hosts of the Cool Tools podcast and the Cool Tools blog. Listen to hear Mark and Kevin's recommendations for what to get for the best work from home experience, their favorite new tech from 2020, and what they exp…
 
A parent consults with Janet about her son's struggles to interact socially with other kids. She feels he has no real friends and offers several examples where her son’s behavior becomes aggressive and unwelcome by playmates. He then becomes “sad and frustrated.” She writes: “As a mom, my heart breaks because I see him struggle to make a best frien…
 
As we continue our look at 1986 and Jim Crockett Promotions, the heat between the Midnight Express and the Rock and Roll Express gets kicked up a notch. Baby Doll discusses the difference between Dusty Rhodes and Tully Blanchard. In addition, the World Six Man Tag Team Champions, the Russians are in action, and we crown a brand new Mid Atlantic Cha…
 
This week we're learning about hypnosis, the placebo effect, and the ways we can use the power of suggestion to our advantage with help from science journalist Erik Vance. Listen to hear Erik discuss how the placebo effect works, the ways in which we may be able to use hypnosis to help us with various ailments and issues, and why the power of sugge…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad discuss the 30+ year career of the tag team best known as The Bushwhackers! Bruce takes us back to his first meeting with the Luke and Butch, the origins of the gimmick, and some of their most memorable matches. We’re going back in time to learn all about the wacky team that once upon a time…
 
Welcome to 1986! During the next 12 months of this new year of 2021 we will go back and look at the greatest year in Jim Crockett Promotions history. It was the year of the Great American Bash, the Rock and Roll Express Super Summer-Sizzler Tour and, tragically, the wreck that ended the career of Magnum T.A. In this first episode of 1986 from the T…
 
Janet’s daughters share candid memories from their childhoods and consider how Janet's respectful parenting style has influenced their lives as toddlers, teens, and young adults. Using questions submitted to Janet's Facebook page as their guide, the sisters discuss intrinsic motivation, emotional health, independent play, sibling relationships, scr…
 
Gretchen Rubin practically invented the concept of hacking your happiness. She's the author of The Happiness Project, host of the podcast Happier with Grethen Rubin, and for years has been exploring the good habits that bring joy to everyday life. She's here to chat about how we can get happy and stay that way. You can find the show notes and all e…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad revisit the first WWE event of 2007 - the January 1 edition of Monday Night Raw from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL. But this isn’t just any episode of Raw. This is RAW...is...FEDERLINE! Or specifically, this is the Raw where John Cena headlined against Britney Spears’ then-freeloa…
 
Join us as Goldberg almost bleeds out; as Bret Hart almost kills two production people getting away in his rental car, as Tank Abbott almost kills LaParka, as two great wrestlers, Hart and Chris Benoit are only given about seven minutes of match time. Join us as WCW is really going down the toilet. The reformation of the "NWO" cannot save the promo…
 
Author and psychiatrist Mark Epstein's books include Thoughts Without a Thinker, and Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart. His latest book, Advice Not Given, uses Buddhism's Noble Eightfold Path as a roadmap for spiritual and psychological growth. According to Mark, Buddhism and psychotherapy arrive at the same conclusion: when we give the ego fre…
 
Join Bruce and Conrad as they give control of this very special BONUS episode of Something To Wrestle. Bruce answers fans burning questions and nothing is off limits! This bonus episode has been decades in the making and it's all brought to you by Geico! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy?…
 
Why have a Merry Christmas when you can have a NO HOLDS BARRED Christmas?!?!? On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad sit down and watch the 1989 cult classic No Holds Barred! Rip Thomas (Hulk Hogan) is the WWF champion, and his appearances on network television have been a thorn in the side of Mr. Brell, the head of the strugglin…
 
Join Tony and Conrad as they watch the infamous Monday Night Raw that originally aired on March 26, 2001... the night that Vince showed up on Nitro. This bonus episode has been decades in the making and it's all brought to you by Geico! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy? Bundling policies…
 
Join Tony and Conrad as they sit down with Tony's partner behind the announce desk for many years David Crockett. David and Tony share hilarious stories of their time working on WTBS, riding with the Horsemen and so much more. This bonus episode has been decades in the making and it's all brought to you by Geico! Do you own or rent your home? Sure …
 
Starrcade was always WCW's premier event. So, it's obvious Hulk Hogan, Sting, Randy Savage, Lex Luger, Roddy Piper, Booker T. and the Steiners were all there. WRONG. All were missing. But. there was Goldberg vs Kevin Nash. And this was the night the streak would end at the hands of "Big Sexy." Was this the biggest turning point in WCW? Go down "mem…
 
Join Bruce and Conrad as they take your questions about the 8th Wonder of the World and then tell his incredible story that made him one of the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling. Andre was the biggest attraction brought to us by the WWF and he's the subject of our biggest bonus episode brought to you by Geico! Do you own or ren…
 
This week we're tackling the challenge of getting your kids more invested in books with comedian and social entrepreneur Alvin Irby. Listen to hear Alvin's advice on how to get your kids more interested in reading without rewards or punishment based on his own experience as a former teacher as well as through his work in his non-profit literacy pro…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad revisit In Your House 5: Season's Beatings, which took place on December 17, 1995 at the Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, PA. In it, we'd see a rematch from SummerSlam 1992 between WWF Champion Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog. Other matches included HHH vs. Henry Godwin in a Hog Pen Match, Un…
 
In this year-end episode, Janet shares what she describes as her most valuable advice for parents -- a mindset that brings clarity to our role in our children's lives, makes our job more enjoyable and successful, and may even offer us personal growth. Janet explains why and how this perspective works, offers practical examples, and touches on some …
 
It's the Monday Nitro "go-home" show for Starrcade '98, and...well...you could see the paint peeling off the old WCW machine. No Hogan, no Sting, no Macho Man, no Roddy Piper, no Bret Hart. The show did have plenty of star power, though: Goldberg, Hall and Nash, the Giant, Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff, Arn Anderson, Chris Jericho, DDP, Eddie Guerrero, …
 
This week we're getting advice on how to make our New Year's resolutions stick with help from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg. Listen to hear Charles share multiple science-backed strategies we can use to enhance habit formation, and how mental models can help us achieve our goals. Charles is the author of The Power of Habit: Why W…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, we're calling yet another audible...one that we think you're going to really enjoy. On the heels of one our most talked about episodes ever, we continue with our celebration of the life and career of the late, great Pat Patterson. If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, www.savewithconrad.co…
 
It was a great time in WCW. It was during the build-up to what would be the company's biggest night: Starrcade '97, Sting versus Hollywood Hulk Hogan. From a sold out arena in Buffalo, New York, stars like Macho Man Randy Savage, Diamond Dallas Page, Lex Luger, Buff Bagwell, Konnan, Ric Flair, Curt Hennig, Rick Rude, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Eric Bi…
 
Pediatric psychologist Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart joins Janet to discuss the common concerns parents have about anxiety in children. Dr. Lockhart explains how we can distinguish anxiety from normal childhood feelings of fear and worry. She also shares steps parents can take to alleviate anxiety and prevent it from becoming an issue. This is a link for…
 
Financial journalist Felix Salmon joins us this week to talk about making money while doing good in the world, "Badass" author Jen Sincero tells us how she went from no money to a lot of money by changing her mindset, and we all end up rich. Have an idea for a future episode? Call us at 347-687-8109 and leave a voicemail, or write to us at upgrade@…
 
On this special BONUS episode of Something To Wrestle with Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson, we take a look back at Pat Patterson's appearances on our live events. Pat shares some hilarious stories involving Bruce from their days on the road and serenades us with his golden pipes. This is the very best of our dear friend Pat Patterson. If you hav…
 
On this episode of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson. Bruce shares stories and remembers his close friend pat Patterson. If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, www.savewithconrad.com can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote. Som…
 
We go back to one of the turning points in Jim Crockett/NWA/TBS history. When Turner Broadcasting purchased Jim Crockett Promotions, they wanted to tone down the violence. And for reasons still not really known to this day, Dusty Rhodes, the booker for JCP did the exact opposite. The "spike in the eye" will go down as one of the most memorable mome…
 
This week we're preparing for our 2021 reading goals with help from The Root's Danielle Belton and Maiysha Kai. Listen to hear Danielle and Maiysha share their tips for finding time to read, how to diversify your reading list, and the best ways to find books you'll love. Danielle and Maiysha are the hosts of The Root Presents: It's Lit!—a new podca…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad look back 15 years at 19th annual Survivor Series, which took place on November 27, 2005 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI. In it, we'd see Team Smackdown vs. Team Raw in a traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match. Plus, look at these names: Cena vs. Angle, HHH vs. Flair, Boo…
 
During this Thanksgiving week, we go back and take a look and listen to when Thanksgiving night was the biggest night of the year in Pro Wrestling. Starrcade '85 was full of memorable moments, but if you think it was because of the end of the Dusty Rhodes/Ric Flair title match, then you miss the point and are only looking for the negative. There wa…
 
This week we're learning about disability rights and how to be a better ally to the disabled, with activist and consultant Alice Wong. Listen to hear Alice talk about the unique perspectives that disabled people bring to the conversation, what non-disabled people can do to promote and protect equality, and why Crip Camp is essential viewing. In add…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad look back 25 years at Survivor Series 1995, which took place on November 19, 1995 at the US Air Arena in Landover, MD. In it, we'd see Bret Hart take on Diesel for the WWF Championship in the main event. We'd also see four traditional Survivor Series matches including The Darkside vs. The Ro…
 
A parent is concerned that her 2.5-year-old won’t say hello or goodbye to adults, including people he’s familiar with like neighbors and teachers. This mom says that she's tried to encourage her son's manners through modeling. She also once coaxed him to say goodbye to his teacher, but he refused. Since that time, he's become even more resistant an…
 
It was the build up to Starrcade '85: The Gathering. And it's HARD TIMES. Yes, the famous interview by the American Dream Dusty Rhodes as he readies to do battle with Ric Flair. Also, it's the buildup to Tully Blanchard vs Magnum T.A. and the famous "I Quit Match." It's back when the pro wrestling television shows were nothing but an infomercial to…
 
This week Emmy and four-time James Beard Award-winning chef and TV host Andrew Zimmern stops by The Upgrade to talk about how to do Thanksgiving this year...if you choose to do it at all. Listen as Andrew gets into the ways to cook a pared-down Thanksgiving meal for a smaller group, the safest ways to host an outdoor feast, and why you should consi…
 
On this episode of Something To Wrestle, Bruce and Conrad deliver one of our most anticipated episodes ever. It's a topic that needs no introduction. Ladies and gentlemen...Eddie Guerrero. If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, www.savewithconrad.com can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to …
 
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