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Episode 19

Austin Idol Live is back with a packed show! Join the Universal Hearthrob & The Great Brian Last for this fun & informative episode, with topics including :

– Music Festivals
– Michael & Toni Design
– Jim Wilson
– Jim Barnett
– Cookie McFarland
– Lou Albano
– George “Bunk” Harris
– True or False: Gary Hart’s Story Of The Bama Bash
– Classic Audio Of Austin Idol In Memphis For Power Pro Wrestling & The Backstory Of What Happened
– Real Estate

On Twitter, follow Austin Idol at @AUSTINIDOLLIVE and Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the Official Austin Idol Live Facebook page.
Subscribe by adding Austin Idol Live to your preferred podcast app, or by using our iTunes link.
To purchase Austin Idol’s nutrition and workout booklets, autographed pictures and the brand NEW Austin Idol Live t-shirts please visit Austin Idol’s official website.

Episode 18: Joe Malenko / Jody Simon

Austin Idol Live is back this week with another great guest, as The Universal Hearthrob & The Great Brian Last welcome Jody Simon, best known as Joe Malenko, to the show.   Jody discusses both his career and the career of his father, The Great Malenko, in this fun conversation, with topics including:

– Where Florida Wrestlers Bought Their Electronics
– Eduardo Perez
– Tampa
– Karl Gotch
– George McCreary
– The Lesson The Great Malenko Taught Bill Eadie
– The Great Malenko’s Importance To Florida Wrestling
– Sun Belt Wrestling & Running Against CWF
– Some Of Jody’s Favorite Moments Of His Father In CWF
– The Great Malenko’s Babyface Turn & How The Fans Accepted Him
– The Hall Of Fame
– Buying A Briefcase From Abdullah The Butcher
– Jody Working Against His Brother Dean In Japan
– Working In Japan
– Working Different Styles
– Jody’s Efforts To Honor Tampa’s Wrestling History
– What Jody Is Up To Now
– Health & Nutrition
– The Great Malenko & Gefilte Fish

On Twitter, follow Austin Idol at @AUSTINIDOLLIVE and Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the Official Austin Idol Live Facebook page.
Subscribe by adding Austin Idol Live to your preferred podcast app, or by using our iTunes link.
To purchase Austin Idol’s nutrition and workout booklets, autographed pictures and the brand NEW Austin Idol Live t-shirts please visit Austin Idol’s official website.

Episode 17: Pollo Del Mar

Austin Idol Live this week welcomes Pollo Del Mar, a wrestling fanatic who is both a HuffPost entertainment journalist & San Francisco’s Most Notable Drag Queen, to the show! Pollo joins The Universal Hearthrob & The Great Brian Last for a fun and informative talk touching on many topics, including:

– Pollo’s HuffPost Article “How I Grappled With Internalized Homophobia To Live My Pro Wrestling Dreams”
– Pollo’s Earliest Memories Of Wrestling
– Growing Up Watching Wrestling In Houston
– Why Pollo Became A Fan Of Austin Idol
– Austin Idol’s Gear
– Pollo’s First In-Ring Spot
– Celebrities That Pollo Has Interviewed
– Health & Nutrition
– Why Austin Idol Changed His Physique And Got Healthier
– The Drag World Landscape

On Twitter, follow Austin Idol at @AUSTINIDOLLIVE and Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the Official Austin Idol Live Facebook page.
Subscribe by adding Austin Idol Live to your preferred podcast app, or by using our iTunes link.
To purchase Austin Idol’s nutrition and workout booklets, autographed pictures and the brand NEW Austin Idol Live t-shirts please visit Austin Idol’s official website.

Episode 16

Austin Idol Live returns this week with another fun packed show!  The Universal Hearthrob & The Great Brian Last discuss many topics, including:

– The Heart Punch
– The Sugar Hold
– Karl Gotch
– Andre The Giant
– Working For The Insane Clown Posse
– Ken Patera
– Jerry Lawler & Tommy Rich Working Out
– Working For Sun Belt Wrestling
– Austin Idol Promoting His Own Shows
– Mike Jackson
–Jerry Jarrett’s Reaction To Austin Idol Promoting A Big House
– Working With The Road Warriors

On Twitter, follow Austin Idol at @AUSTINIDOLLIVE and Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the Official Austin Idol Live Facebook page.
Subscribe by adding Austin Idol Live to your preferred podcast app, or by using our iTunes link.
To purchase Austin Idol’s nutrition and workout booklets, autographed pictures and the brand NEW Austin Idol Live t-shirts please visit Austin Idol’s official website.

Episode 15: Colt Toombs

Austin Idol Live welcomes Colt Toombs, the son of Roddy Piper, to the show this week!  Join the Universal Hearthrob & The Great Brian Last as the talk with Colt about many topics, including:

– Austin Idol Meeting Roddy Piper In Mid Atlantic
– Austin Idol Seeing Roddy & Colt At An Insane Clown Posse Event
– Colt Becoming A Wrestler
– Colt’s Old School Mentality
– Things Wrestling Is Missing Now That Worked In The Past
– The Story Behind Colt & His Sister’s Biography Of Their Father
– What Austin Idol Did When He Quit Wrestling
– Nutrition & Exercise Philosophies 

On Twitter, follow Austin Idol at @AUSTINIDOLLIVE and Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the Official Austin Idol Live Facebook page.
Subscribe by adding Austin Idol Live to your preferred podcast app, or by using our iTunes link.
To purchase Austin Idol’s nutrition and workout booklets, autographed pictures and the brand NEW Austin Idol Live t-shirts please visit Austin Idol’s official website.

Episode 14: Scott Teal

On this week’s Austin Idol Live, the Universal Hearthrob & The Great Brian Last  welcome wrestling historian Scott Teal to the program!  Scott, the man behind Crowbar Press, comes armed with questions for Austin about many topics, including:

– Austin idol’s First Match
– Working Under The Mask As The Super Texan
– Not Working In Tampa
– “The Scorpion” Alan Butler
– George “Bunk” Harris
– Something Wrong In Gary Hart’s Book 
– Working With El Olympico
– Joe Louis
– Don Curtis’ Sun Belt Wrestling
– Nutrition & Juicing
– Water Filtration
– Sammy Setefano
– Austin Idol As A Role Model
– Hurricane Ivan

On Twitter, follow Austin Idol at @AUSTINIDOLLIVE and Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the Official Austin Idol Live Facebook page.
Subscribe by adding Austin Idol Live to your preferred podcast app, or by using our iTunes link.
To purchase Austin Idol’s nutrition and workout booklets, autographed pictures and the brand NEW Austin Idol Live t-shirts please visit Austin Idol’s official website.

Episode 13: Scott Bowden

Austin Idol Live welcomes Scott Bowden, former Memphis manager and the man behind Kentucky Fried Rasslin’, to the show this week! Scott talks with the Universal Hearthrob & The Great Brian Last about numerous topics, including:

– How Scott Got Started Working In Memphis
– The Only Time Scott Ever Worked With Austin Idol
– Scott’s Earliest Memories Of Austin Idol
– Mil Mascaras In Memphis
– Austin Idol vs. Jerry Lawler In The Hair vs. Hair Cage Match
– Paul Heyman & The Scaffold
– Paul Heyman’s Role In The Austin Idol / Jerry Lawler Feud
– Scott Turning Heel In Memphis
– Austin Idol’s Payday For The Hair vs. Hair Match
– Nutrition And Exercise

On Twitter, follow Austin Idol at @AUSTINIDOLLIVE and Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the Official Austin Idol Live Facebook page.
Subscribe by adding Austin Idol Live to your preferred podcast app, or by using our iTunes link.
To purchase Austin Idol’s nutrition and workout booklets, autographed pictures and the brand NEW Austin Idol Live t-shirts please visit Austin Idol’s official website.

Episode 12: Stan Hansen

Austin Idol Live is happy to welcome the legendary Stan Hansen to the program this week!  Join The Universal Hearthrob, The Great Brian Last  & “The Lariat” for this fun conversation!  Topics Include:

– How Stan Met Austin Idol
– Working In Georgia
– The Importance Of Training & Cardio
– West Texas State
– Working In Florida
– Working With Bruno Sammartino
– Stan & Idol’s Feud In Memphis
– Stan & Idol Teaming In Japan
– Why Stan Left New Japan
– Vince McMahon Sr.
– Working In The WWWF

On Twitter, follow Austin Idol at @AUSTINIDOLLIVE and Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the Official Austin Idol Live Facebook page.
Subscribe by adding Austin Idol Live to your preferred podcast app, or by using our iTunes link.
To purchase Austin Idol’s nutrition and workout booklets, autographed pictures and the brand NEW Austin Idol Live t-shirts please visit Austin Idol’s official website.

Episode 11

Austin Idol Live returns with a highly anticipated episode, as the Universal Hearthrob tells all about the time another wrestler put a “hit” out on him.  Join Austin Idol and The Great Brian Last for this packed episode!  This week’s show topics include:

– Fred Blassie
– The Story Of The Attempted Hit On Austin Idol
– Who Austin Idol Rode To Shows with
– Austin Idol Running For Mayor Of Tampa
– Louie Tillet
– The Memphis Angle Where The “Black Diamond” Presented Jerry Lawler With The Award For Mexico’s Most Popular Wrestler

On Twitter, follow Austin Idol at @AUSTINIDOLLIVE and Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the Official Austin Idol Live Facebook page.
Subscribe by adding Austin Idol Live to your preferred podcast app, or by using our iTunes link.
To purchase Austin Idol’s nutrition and workout booklets, as well as Austin Idol t-shirts and autographed pictures, please visit Austin Idol’s official website.

Episode 10

Austin Idol Live is back with another action packed episode!  This week, the Universal Hearthrob & The Great Brian Last talk about:

– Spring Cleaning
– Weight Loss
– Ole Anderson
– Listening To Music On The Road
– Bearcat Wright
– Starting As A Referee In Florida
– The Great Malenko & Gefilte Fish
– Mil Mascaras In Memphis
– The San Diego Chicken Wrestling In Memphis
– Working With Mil Mascaras
– Doing An All Japan Tour In 1980
– Working In Portland
– Ed Wiskowski
– The Sheepherders
– Classic Audio Of Austin Idol After He Was Burned By A Fireball
– Running For Mayor Of Tampa
– A Big Cliff Hanger For Next Week’s Show

On Twitter, follow Austin Idol at @AUSTINIDOLLIVE and Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
Make sure to like the Official Austin Idol Live Facebook page.
Subscribe by adding Austin Idol Live to your preferred podcast app, or by using our iTunes link.
To purchase Austin Idol’s nutrition and workout booklets, as well as autographed pictures, please visit Austin Idol’s official website.