My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 315: Wrestling Under the Influence

This week, we’re paying tribute to the Undertaker. My co-host Chad Smart and I run down the Undertaker’s historic 30-year career and share some thoughts on the big moments and matches from the Dead Man. I try Saugatuck Brewing’s The G.O.A.T., which is a pretty damn good oatmeal stout.

Consider donating to the My 1-2-3 Cents/Stride Pro Wrestling Action Figure Drive. Please send a new, unwrapped wrestling-related toy to 201 E Main St. Suite 3C, Carbondale, IL 62901 (c/o Kevin Hunsperger). If you’d rather not pay for shipping, you can Venmo or Paypal me, and I’ll be going to Five Below and picking up figures there.

All donations are going to the Toys for Tots program in Carbondale, Illinois. They distribute to five counties here, and hundreds of kids could benefit from your generosity. Let’s get 250 wrestling figures in the hands of children in southern Illinois!

Each donation made will automatically get you entered into a raffle for a My 1-2-3 Cents prize pack. Thank you all for your kindness. If you can’t donate, simply sharing the details about the drive will help as well!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 47: Be Thankful

As we round the corner to the most wonderful time of the year (and really, in 2020, just getting to the end of the year may be wonderful), Greg and Chad take time to talk about their typical Thanksgiving day and any family traditions.

Nerds United Episode 209: All the DC News That’s Fit to Print

Snyder Cut, Wonder Woman 84, Batman Statue, Black Lightning.

And somehow, Deadpool makes his way into the conversation.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 314: The Interview

I’ve made plenty of friends through the world of independent wrestling and podcasting. One of them is this week’s guest, Seanan Young. Mr. 100 is the founder of Podzilla 1985, home of many great shows, including Pro Wrestling Unscripted.

He’s also a big part of Cape Championship Wrestling. We discuss his involvement there and what the future looks like during these uncertain times with COVID-19.

Consider donating to the My 1-2-3 Cents/Stride Pro Wrestling Action Figure Drive. Please send a new, unwrapped wrestling-related toy to 201 E Main St. Suite 3C, Carbondale, IL 62901 (c/o Kevin Hunsperger). If you’d rather not pay for shipping, you can Venmo or Paypal me, and I’ll be going to Five Below and picking up figures there.

All donations are going to the Toys for Tots program in Carbondale, Illinois. They distribute to five counties here, and hundreds of kids could benefit from your generosity. Let’s get 250 wrestling figures in the hands of children in southern Illinois!

Each donation made will automatically get you entered into a raffle for a My 1-2-3 Cents prize pack. Thank you all for your kindness. If you can’t donate, simply sharing the details about the drive will help as well!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 46: Food Mascot Survivor Series

Being the week before Thanksgiving, this episode of the Power Half Hour “borrows” the concept from My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast episode 313 and puts our own spin on the WWE November transition of the Survivor Series.

Greg and Chad pick 5 food mascots to face each other in an elimination style match. If anyone wants to create the teams on a console platform wrestling game and give us the results, that would be pretty awesome.

Nerds United Episode 208: Author Adam Testa

This special episode of Nerds United gets us back to our roots – talking with creators.

Adam Testa has released his first novel (we learn in the show that he’s working on more). Adam has ties to Southern Illinois and we have some common friends, like Kevin and Chad, familiar voices here on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network.

Adam’s debut novel, To Live and Die at Shadow Ridge, is an adult thriller that draws inspiration from Dan Brown’s work, as Adam names Brown as his favorite author (along with R.L. Stine).

Get the book right now. And leave a review on Amazon so more people can find it.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 313: Team Kevin vs. Team Chad

It’s Survivor Series season and this week Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me to talk more about the annual event. But we also assemble our own teams. Each of us came up with a team of five past survivors from Survivor Series and it’s up to you to pick who has the best team. Let us know in the comments!

Consider donating to the My 1-2-3 Cents/Stride Pro Wrestling Action Figure Drive. Please send a new, unwrapped wrestling-related toy to 201 E Main St. Suite 3C, Carbondale, IL 62901 (c/o Kevin Hunsperger). If you’d rather not pay for shipping, you can Venmo or Paypal me, and I’ll be going to Five Below and picking up figures there.

All donations are going to the Toys for Tots program in Carbondale, Illinois. They distribute to five counties here, and hundreds of kids could benefit from your generosity. Let’s get 250 wrestling figures in the hands of children in southern Illinois!

Each donation made will automatically get you entered into a raffle for a My 1-2-3 Cents prize pack. Thank you all for your kindness. If you can’t donate, simply sharing the details about the drive will help as well!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 207: Movie and Series Updates

This week on Nerds United, we’re here to update you and give our thoughts on various updates from Hollywood, like Wonder Woman 1984 and Constantine, the Snyder Cut, Umbrella Academy, and WandaVision.

Plus learn about Speed Centaur.

Power Half Hour EP. 45: No One Likes Chicago

This episode of the Power Half Hour goes off the rails pretty early. Instead of playing a random game of “Google’s Popular Questions,” Greg and Chad diverge into a half hour of listing everything they don’t like about Chicago. As downstate residents of Illinois, the two are not impressed with the power Chi-town wields over the Land of Lincoln.

If you’re a fan of Chicago or from Chicago, send all hate mail to itsajokenotreally@noonecares.com

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 312: Let’s Give Back

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a rough ride for most of us. That includes the pro wrestling world. However, we can make it a bit brighter. This week’s podcast is all about the My 1-2-3 Cents/Stride Pro Wrestling Action Figure Drive.

If you want to help, you can send a new, unwrapped wrestling-related toy to 201 E Main St. Suite 3C, Carbondale, IL 62901 (c/o Kevin Hunsperger).  If you’d rather not pay for shipping, you can Venmo or Paypal me, and I’ll be going to Five Below and picking up figures there.

All donations are going to the Toys for Tots program in Carbondale, Illinois. They distribute to five counties here, and hundreds of kids could benefit from your generosity.  Let’s get 250 wrestling figures in the hands of children in southern Illinois!

Each donation made will automatically get you entered into a raffle for a My 1-2-3 Cents prize pack. Thank you all for your kindness. If you can’t donate, simply sharing the details about the drive will help as well!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 206: Haircuts can be Long and Expensive

In this episode, Mike got a haircut. Mike’s son got a haircut. And it cost a FORTURE! Meanwhile, Greg needs a haircut.

Also, Mike’s still reading, and this time went back to Justice League of America: The Tornado’s Path, written by Brad Meltzer and Ed Benes.

Also, there’s some good Lovecraft Country discussion now that the (first?) season has ended. That is one messed up show that is totally worth watching!

Also apparently we had some sound issues at times. I hope it’s not too bad for you the listener.

Power Half Hour EP. 44: College Freshmen

The fall semester may be nearly complete so what better time for Greg and Chad to look back at their freshmen year of college. One made a sensible decision to stay close to home and go to Community College while the other made a cross country trip to attend the same college Geraldo Rivera attended.

What would they do differently if they could turn back time and relive their freshmen year over?

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 311: 2 is Greater Than 1

Did you know Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I have more in common than holding the Stride Pro Wrestling tag team championships? We both separately had tryouts for TNA/Impact Wrestling. So this week, we recall our experiences.

We also discuss the fate of Stride. We are struggling with the mandates coming as a result of COVID-19. Rent must still be paid on our building. If you’re interested in helping, please let us know.

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 205: Preparing for Halloween, Among Other Things

This week on Nerds United, we have some Halloween prep work to do. But around the candy talk, we discuss comic books, movies, tv, and more.

Well let’s get into it. We recorded this before either o us saw the second season premiere of The Mandalorian. So there’s nothing on that.

But if you like Moon Knight, you’ll get some Moon Knight talk, from a lead actor to a hired director.

Shang Chi wrapped filming in Australia, proving that work can get done if you have the means to WORK IN AUSTRALIA!

And then there’s Fatman. It’s just…well it’s Santa Claus who’s unable to be Santa Claus.

Enjoy. And be kind.

Power Half Hour Episode 43: Urban Legends and the Paranormal

This week is a very special episode of the Power Half Hour, as the Co-Host on the West Coast traveled all the way to Illinois to record with Greg in person. No other reason. No other podcast to record or people to see. It was all about this podcast for you.

Wrapping up our Halloween-themed month, we talk about urban legends and folk lore. But that’s a relatively short conversation, so we expand to more broad topics like believing in ghosts and why “Searching for Bigfoot” type shows always end the same.

Happy Halloween. Go out and run amok. You’ll be wearing a mask anyway!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 310: Wrestling with the 90s

Halloween Havoc is a pay-per-view brand that got its start back in 1989. For 12 years, it was one of WCW’s biggest events, some years trumping Starrcade.

Now, 20 years after the last WCW Halloween Havoc, WWE brings back the concept with NXT. This week, Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me to talk more about our favorite moments from this banner event.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 204: Multiple Justice League Topics

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike discuss an early wrestler-turned-hero by the name of Nightmare and his teen sidekick Sleepy.

There’s a trip to Mike’s Reading Room, where we have a discussion about Brad Meltzer’s run on Justice League of America, from The Lightning Sage to Identity Crisis. Mike’s moved away from Marvel/DC for the moment and will give us an update on what he’s reading again next week.

Then we get into the news, from kid shows like Chip n Dale’s Rescue Rangers and Power Rangers to Joker and Deathstroke coming into the Snyder Cut of the Justice League.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 42: Horror Films

October rolls along with another Power Half Hour Spooktober entry. This time, Greg and Chad are discussing horror films. One of them grew up on horror films while the other is a scaredy cat. What type of horror films get the approval nod and which get the unnecessary badge? Is CATS the best horror film of all time? That is a topic that doesn’t get discussed at all.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 309: Wrestling Under the Influence

Andre the Giant was one of the all-time greats in pro wrestling. His career kind of halted in 1990, and he never received the send-off that I, as a fan, would have liked to have seen.

So this week, I’m rebooking Andre’s final two years in wrestling and doing it with a Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter by my side. Special thanks to Tom Harness for the beer.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now, you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 203: Please Take My Stuff!

Doctor Hormone. Ever hear of the guy? If not, get the “Doctor Hormone for Dummies…by Dummies” version on this episode.

Also, following up on last week’s discussion, SCIENCE gets involved in the grand debate of Superman vs Thor.

Then some news and notes from the world of comics and pop culture and we’re out of there.

Also, and I mean this…the Nerds United Prize Vault is full and with twins on the way, I need to make some room. If you want to receive some random prize, please email nerdsunitedpodcast@gmail.com

-Greg

POWER HALF HOUR: EP. 41: Halloween Candy

The second installment of the Half Hour Halloween episodes focuses on the best part of trick or treating; the candy. Greg and Chad discuss some of their favorite sugary treats and the disappointment of getting tricked with black licorice or a box of raisins.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 308: The Interview

Bo Sawyer has been wrestling on the indy scene for many years now and has evolved along the way. On this week’s podcast, we talk about that evolution and the introduction of a new character, Graven. He explains the name and the look behind this monster among men.

Check out Bo right here on TikTok.  His YouTube channel is here.  And you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram (@BoSmashU and

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 202: It’s Time to do Battle

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg hit the news, well, all the news that matters.

And then it’s show time.

Round One: Green Lantern vs Hawkeye

Round Two: Captain America vs Batman

Round Three: Superman vs Thor

We make our cases. You decide the winners.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 40: Halloween Costumes

By podcasting law, the month of October has to be devoted to Halloween themed episodes. We’re kicking off the spooky themed shows with a look back at some of our favorite Halloween costumes. From homemade costumes to store bought generic costumes, Greg and Chad had a variety of different costumes to choose from.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 307: 2 is Greater Than 1

It was eight years ago that Heath Hatton battled Adam Pearce for the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship in All-American Pro Wrestling. This week on the podcast, Tyler and I do a watch-along of the match and discuss the behind-the-scenes activity surrounding it.

You can watch it here. I’d love to know what you think about this show. Leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 201: More Lion King? No Thanks

This week on Nerds United, Greg gets conflicting reports on another Lion King movie. Will it be a prequel? A sequel? And do we even need one?

Also, there’s mention of a particular multi-colored super hero from 1942, Electro in the MCU, Ms. Marvel, and Duke damn Nukem!

Enjoy.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 39: Pop Culture Moments

Over the last forty years there have been too many pop culture moments to recap in thirty minutes. So instead of trying to do so, Greg and Chad cherry pick some of their favorite moments from their lifetimes. Events from the 1980s and 1990s are the main focus. Some are well known and some are little known. What moments are discussed? Only one way to find out. Hit the play button.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 306: Wrestling with the 80s

On Saturday, September 14, 1985, Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n Wrestling made its debut on CBS. While the cartoon may have been shortlived, it did create plenty of great memories for this old wrestling fan.

This week on the podcast, my co-host Chad Smart of the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network (PCPN), and I break down the cartoon and share a few tidbits about it.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Leave a review and send me a screenshot of it! Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 200: This is It! Episode 200!

This week on a very special episode of Nerds United, well, there’s something of a celebration in the air. It’s the 200th episode of the podcast.

It takes a lot of dedication to put in over seven years and two hundred episodes, countless hours, for no monetary return. Am I patting myself on the back? Maybe a little.

But we wouldn’t be 200 episodes in without you, the listener. So I sincerely and profoundly thank you.

Now as for this week’s episode, we do have some news and notes to pass along. But the bulk of the episode is answering your questions. And we had some doozies. And in the meantime, Josh got himself a promotion. Congrats Josh!

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 38: DISAPPOINTING MOVIES

Inspired by a conversation with former “Tom and Jim’s Top 5” co-host (and Power Half Hour special guest) Tom Skull, this episode looks at films that might make a Bottom 5 list. Greg and Chad discuss some of the movies that took moments of their lives without giving anything in return.

Movies from acclaimed directors with award winning actors to movies with lesser pedigrees, no film is off limits. Have you seen any of the movies discussed? Do you agree with our assessments? You can leave a comment on the Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Facebook page.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 305: The Interview

One of my favorite things about Stride Pro Wrestling is the opportunities being given to young talent. B-Rad is one of the trainees at the Stride Pro Wrestling School and is currently the company’s Legacy Champion.

B-Rad, aka Tristan McPeak, shares stories of his fandom and how he transitioned from sitting in the front row to winning his first wrestling championship. We also learn a few fun facts about B-Rad as well.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 199: From Driving with a Teenager to Birds of Prey

This week on the Nerds United podcast, Greg and Mike talk about a whole bevy of topics, including our co-host of the year doing some baking and driving around with his teenage son. Listen to the tales of wild mishaps and good people.

Also, nerd stuff. Like the casting of Kang the Conqueror and the casting of She-Hulk. The trailer is out for The Mandalorian Season 2. Wonder Woman 84 is set to hit theaters on Christmas Day. And Lovecraft Country and Birds of Prey are worthy watches on HBO Max.

So…what should we do for our 200th episode?

Greg and Mike were guests/contestants on The @ 6’s and 7’s Podcast recently and that episode is live now. You can check it out here.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 37: ROSE COLORED GLASSES

Nostalgia is a popular topic on the Jittery Monkey and Positive Cynicism podcast networks. This episode of the Power Half Hour continues that trend. Greg and Chad look at mall culture and how technology has killed off the thrill of grabbing an Orange Julius and looking through rows of cassettes and CDs at Sam Goody’s. Now malls are basically regulated to Hot Topics and Game Stops.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 304: Wrestling Under the Influence

Do you smell what the Rock is drinking? Yes, it’s Teremana Tequila and my guest co-host Chad Smart (of the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network #PCPN) joins me for a shot as well.

In this episode, we tackle a lot of things, including the tequila, the Rock, current WWE and AEW stories, Chad’s Stride Pro Wrestling debut and his support of the group For Kids’ Sake. Learn more about their virtual Superhero 5K right here.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 198: Fatherhood, Walkers, and Karate

On this very special episode of Nerds United, we reveal a closely guarded secret about Greg. And then we talk about being a dad, because we’re both dad’s.

Also, Brother Power the Geek, an actual DC Comics title in the late 1960’s (from the same guy who co-created Captain America – will wonders never cease).

The Walking Dead is ending after its eleventh season, but has already apparently named two survivors for an upcoming spin-off. And they didn’t even provide us with a “SPOILER” tag.

The second season of The Boys is out and it’s a lot of fun. Darkly humorous, bloody, gruesome, vulgar, filthy fun.

And also – Cobra Kai is a board-smashing hit in our homes.

So that’s it. That’s the episode. But you should really listen to get all the details of things I took the time to type out here.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 36: From Page to Screen

Reading creates movies in your brain. Then Hollywood comes along and turns the words of the page into a cinematic wonder that usually fails to live up to your mind’s creation. But every so often, the story is too good to screw up. That’s when you get a good film. On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad talk about what makes a good page to screen adaptation. They also throw out some of their favorite movies based on books they’ve read.

Nerds United Episode 197: John Garrett and “What’s Your And?”

This week on Nerds United, Greg talks with John Garrett, a self-described recovering accountant. John is a comedian AND consultant AND now an author.

John wrote “What’s Your And,” a book about unlocking the person within the professional. Years of podcast guests sharing their passions at the workplace inspired John to write this book about being your whole self at work, not just the part that you perceive as “professional.”

Hear John tell how bringing your passions, be it kayaking, motorcycles, opera singing, or even podcasting, can benefit you professionally with your co-workers and even clients. “What’s Your Age” is available to pre-order on Amazon right now (link below) and is available through numerous other outlets on September 15th. Get more info at www.whatsyourand.com

Pre-order on Amazon:

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 303: 2 Is Greater Than 1

Our Stride Pride is definitely shining on this week’s episode of the podcast. My co-host Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I talk about our 10 favorite matches in Stride Pro Wrestling’s four-year history.

If you are just now discovering Stride Pro Wrestling because we’re able to air shows on YouTube, we’d love to hear from you. Longtime fans, make your voices heard too. We want your input.  Check out Stride’s YouTube channel here.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 196: Cobra Kai and Other News Notes

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg do some last-minute topic research, and learn about possible prices for the upcoming PS5 (spoiler – we can’t afford one).

We also discuss Cobra Kai on Netflix and debate ensues regarding the age of Ralph Macchio. Did you know he’s only eight years younger than Greg’s dad?

Also, Mandolorian Season 2 is on its way, and production on The Batman continues without its start, who has the Covid.

POWER HALF HOUR: EP. 35: MASKED AND ANSWERED

Seems like everywhere you go these days one constant question is “Mask or no mask.” On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad turn the tables and discuss some of their favorite superhero and wrestling masks.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 302: Beyond ThunderDome

COVID-19 has put a damper on a lot of things but it has also provided us with new opportunities like WWE’s ThunderDome. The technology gives fans watching a home the live crowd experience that’s been missing since quarantine started in the spring.

I tried getting in on the action for SummerSlam and even after getting an email telling me I was in, I was in fact not. However, my guest co-host this week was in attendance for the biggest party of the summer. Jeff Holtke shares his experiences with ThunderDome.

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Nerds United Episode 195: RIP Chadwick plus Fandome News

Well, this is an unusual episode to say the least. It was supposed to be largely about DC Fandome and talking about all of those great trailers and tidbits we got last week.

But shortly into our episode, we were rocked by the news of the passing of Chadwick Boseman at the far too young age of 43 after battling cancer for four years. No one knew. Well, publicly.

So after that and a few other interruptions on Greg’s end, we do manage to get through the show.

POWER HALF HOUR: EP. 34: THE NEW NEW CLASS

It’s the end of August which means one thing. The new school year is here. Even though a lot of schools aren’t technically “open” to start the year, Greg and Chad took the suggestion to share school memories for this episode of the Power Half Hour. Well, they took that suggestion and then flipped it a bit to discuss one of the best shows about school; Saved By The Bell.

From trivia about the failed pilot for the show through the Vegas wedding, they talk about some of their favorite moments from the show and point out that Zach Morris is Trash.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 301: Million $ Man

It’s a My 1-2-3 Cents Classic as we step back to 2012 for an interview I did with the ‘Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase. He is truly one of the all-time greats. I’ve been honored to interview him not once but twice over the years. Please enjoy.

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Nerds United Episode 194: The Nerd Dome is Better than the Fandome

Do you remember the olden days when I used to refer to the podcast recording location as the Nerd Dome? Like the Thunder Dome except with less thunder and more nerds.

Anyway, this week we’re talking about DC Fandome, a 24-hour nerd extravaganza that begins probably right about now. I’m not sure. It’s a guess. Also – Batfleck is BACK! Disney+ should add an adult-only (not like that) section. And another Spider-man rogue member is lined up for his own movie.

We also take some quality questions from you, the lovely listeners. So we thank you.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 33: WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK ….

Back in the days before DVR and streaming video, you had very little choice to skip commercials. If you recorded your favorite program on a VHS tape, you could later fast forward through the commercials but if you were watching live television, every 7-8 minutes, you were trapped for 2 minutes while corporations tried to sell your their goods.

On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad talk about why there are commercials and what makes for a successful commercial. Along the way, Greg plays the audio to some of the more memorable commercials from his youth. Come with us on the journey to relive the past through 30 seconds of consumerism.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 300: Celebrating 1985

We made it to 300 episodes! To celebrate, I figured I’d connect two of my favorite formats for the show, Wrestling with the 80s and Wrestling Under the Influence.

My buddy Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me for this look back at the year 1985. I also enjoy a couple of cold ones, appropriately called 1985 by New Belgium Brewing Company.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 193: Umbrella Academy and Project Power

What can we say…it’has been a Netflix week.

POWER HALF HOUR EP: 32. FILM CLUB; THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON

It’s been awhile since Greg and Chad talked reviewed a film. That’s about to change as the new Power Half Hour looks at the 2019 release, “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” A Tom Sawyer-esque tale of two outlaws on the run form an unlikely friendship.

Shia LaBeouf plays Tyler, an unlicensed crab fisherman haunted by mistakes of his past. Newcomer Zack Gottsagen is Zak, a devoted fan of wrestler the “Red Neck Renegade” who dreams of training at the Renegade’s wrestling school and becoming a popular bad guy. As they make their way down the coast of North Carolina, they come to understand who they are is more than who the world sees them.

What did Greg and Chad think of the film? What life lessons did they take away from the film? Are you reading this far into the description?

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 299: Ask My 1-2-3 Cents

It’s Q&A time for the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast. I received several great questions from listeners. I appreciate everyone who participated and I look forward to future podcasts, including next week’s episode 300!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 192: Look kids! It’s Chad Smart!

This week on Nerds United, we have a special guest in legendary podcaster Chad Smart!

Chad co-hosts Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour here on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network, and turned his Positive Cynicism podcast into the Positive Cynicism Podcast Network, which includes four shows. And he recently started another podcast called Out of Touchstone.

Chad was brought in to help Greg draw a comparison between Star Wars fans and wrestling fans. It does not go great for Greg.

Also, Mulan is coming to Disney+ and there’s a Suicide Squad game in the works from the same people who created the Batman Arkham series. So there’s that.

And here’s the latest YouTube video.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 31: Book Club

No, Greg and Chad aren’t starting an official Jittery Monkey book club. Though, they may be open to the idea if you ask (@thehooch36, @chadsmart). On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad talk about some of their favorite books and reading habits. Chad also spends a lot of time trying to get Greg to veer off into tangents. With only 30 minutes to talk, does Greg take the bait?

Along the way, there is debate of book vs. movie and an surprise movie reference. See if you can find Waldo in this episode.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 298: 2 is Greater Than 1

Listening to the crowd is one of the biggest rules in wrestling. However, it’s been more difficult to do because of COVID-19. This week on the podcast, Stride Pro Wrestling’s Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I talk about the importance of an audience and some of the things Tyler has learned through the years.

Speaking of Stride Pro Wrestling, you can support the company and the My 1-2-3 Cents brand with a purchase from Pro Wrestling Tees. Aug. 4 -6 you can save 20% on each order with promo code SUMMERTIME. Click here to shop! Thank you for your support!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 191: Jason Todd & The Umbrella Academy

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg take a new spin on an old story and run a few hypothetical scenarios regarding young Jason Todd and what might have been.

And we ask the question…what character would you like to give the “keep or kill” public voting decision? And here’s a list of the top 25 X-Men leaders of all time, because it was brought up.

Also – the second season of The Umbrella Academy is out and it’s pretty wild. We don’t go into spoilers, it’s not our way. But we do try to give a few thoughts on what we’ve seen so far.

Other than that – be kind.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 30: 1986 vs. 1994

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve.” – The Writer at the end of Stand By Me.

It’s an unscientific fact that twelve years old is the greatest year in a person’s life. That’s why personalities are developed and every pop culture occurrence impacts you in a more meaningful way. With that in mind, on this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad compare the box office offerings from the year they turned 12 to see who had the better celluloid collection. For Chad, the year was 1986. A year sandwiched between his personal two favorite years of cinema. Does 1986 hold up as well?

For Greg, the year was 1994. A landmark year itself in the world of pop culture. How would the theatrical output inspire Greg throughout his life? He explains that and a lot more in the quick thirty minute discussion.

“The world changes, we do not, there lies the irony that finally kills us.” – Armand. Interview With a Vampire

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 297: Go Figure!

It’s an exciting time to be a wrestling action figure collector. Even as I write this, announcements are being made about new figures being released for both WWE and AEW.

This week on the podcast, I’m joined by Red Daniels of Stride Pro Wrestling. He’s got his hands on the Chris Jericho ‘Little Bit of the Bubbly’ figure (early release through Ringside Collectibles).

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 190: The Old Guard and Old Music

This week on the podcast, the guys give a review of Netflix’ The Old Guard, which stars Charlize Theron. Also, are the Russo Brothers actually working on a Secret Wars storyline for the MCU or is that just a wish?

Henry Cavill not only builds gaming computers, but also takes internet criticism fairly well in regards to his role of Geralt in The Witcher.

And the gents have Part Two of the impromptu series they started last week that saw them attach 1990s music to superheroes. This week, I bet you can guess which superheroes we are working with.

Also, the youtube, if you have forgotten. It’s available here with the latest video (which is last week’s). Have a great week.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 29: Boys of Summer

Continuing the tradition started on Episode 28, Greg and Chad welcome a special guest to the Power Half Hour format. Tom Skull formerly of “Tom and Jim’s Top 5” and current co-host of the “Skullbuster Wrestlecast” podcast joins the show to discuss one of his favorite topics, baseball. With the sports world trying to get back to normal after several months of shutdown due to Covid-19, we’ve invited Tom on to discuss some of his favorite baseball memories.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 296: The Interview

People who know me, know that right behind my love for pro wrestling is a love for socks. That love became even more pronounced a few years ago when I discovered a company called Odd Sox.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve weeded out all of my ‘normal’ socks and have nothing but usually designed footwear, including many of the WWE Superstars in the Odd Sox collection. This week on the pod, I chat with Justin Brown, the marketing director at Odd Sox Official. Shop their website here and see for yourself why it’s okay to be odd.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 189: Captain Marvel and Matching 90s Songs to Avengers

This week on Nerds United, Greg and the Co-Host of the Year Mike discuss rumors of Hayden Christensen possibly returning to the Star Wars franchise, a celebrity’s opinion on movies from bygone eras, and talk about a movie hitting Netflix in a few weeks with a very interesting premise: If you could take a pill that gave you super powers for five minutes at a time, without knowing the ability you would gain…would you?

The second half of the show is an idea that comes to us from listener Chris. He challenged us to attach 90s songs to superheroes. We paired some songs with the MCU Avengers. Give it a listen. Tell us how ridiculous our choices are (and they are).

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 28: Do You Mourn Celebrity Deaths

Before anyone starts (you know who you are), this is not a top-three type of episode.
With a string of recent celebrity deaths making news, on this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad along with special guest Kevin Hunsperger examine fan reaction to the passing of celebrities.
Have there been any celebrity deaths that really struck a chord with the hosts or do they not understand how people could be affected by the death of someone they don’t know? Since Kevin host’s a wrestling podcast (My123Cents) he addresses the death in recent years of some of the biggest stars of his childhood.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 295: Wrestling with the 80s

Summertime in the 1980s meant one thing for me as a wrestling fan, The Great American Bash. The first incarnation of this legendary event happened 35 years ago this month (July 6, 1985).

I have fond memories reading about these shows and later renting them on VHS from the local video store weeks after they aired on closed-circuit or pay-per-view television. The biggest thing to come out of the GAB is the first-ever War Games match.

The brand is alive and well today with WWE using it over the last couple of weeks on NXT. It makes me happy to relive the nostalgia. But what do you think about the history and the legacy of the Great American Bash?

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 188: There’s a Lot Going On

It’s been a whole ten days! How did you ever survive without us?

It’s been a busy ten days. Second-season trailers for popular streaming shows. New Batwoman. Comic-Con @ Home. Jason Momoa trading in the deep sea for the winter wonderland. Boy howdy!

Also – expect a new Youtube video this weekend.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 27: Vroom Vroom – Some Favorite Movie/TV Vehicles

This week Greg and Chad are in their Way Back Machine to discuss…machines from way back. Vehicles from movie or television.

Edmunds is a highly reputable automobile site that serves as a database and news hub for many if not all makes and models of vehicles. Years ago (2013, don’t judge) they put out a list of the 100 greatest movie and tv cars of all time. And they went into the weeds, like technical terms. You can read that list here.

While Greg and Chad mention some vehicles that were on that list, going deep on some memorable and not-so-memorable road-ripping machines!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 294: 2 Is Greater Than 1

*GONG* *GONG* *GONG*

Cue the Undertaker. What an amazing 30-year career he’s had in WWE. I can still remember watching him in World Class and WCW as The Punisher and ‘Mean’ Mark Callous respectively.

Then in 1990 at the Survivor Series, a new character was born. I think it would be hard to argue that the Undertaker is the greatest gimmick/character of all-time in wrestling. His loyalty to Vince McMahon and the fans is nothing short of remarkable.

This week on the podcast, my co-host Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I discuss the Undertaker’s amazing body of work. This is just the tip of the iceberg as I imagine we’ll have more discussions about the Undertaker throughout the next few months on the various My 1-2-3 Cents shows.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 26: Favorite Vacations

“Vacations” is really just the short way of saying “purposeful, non-work related travel.”

In this episode, we learn about Mike and Greg’s childhood family vacations and other traveling that the guys have done as adults.

That’s about it. And to prove it, here’s a picture of Greg in Astoria, Oregon near the Goonies house (discussed in the episode).

Nerds United Episode 187: Winds of Change

This special mid-week episode of Nerds United sees Greg and Mike discuss Batmans in Flash and what Michael Keaton’s return to the cinematic Batman could mean down the road. There’s also talk about Margot Robbie and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.  Also The Boys Season 2 is coming in a couple months and Greg has been re-watching the first season on Amazon Prime.

As for change, we discuss the change of Splash Mountain to a ride themed after The Princess and the Frog. We also discuss recent statements by Anthony Mackie regarding Marvel’s lack of diversity behind the camera, and how that echoes/mirrors Brie Larson’s statements made a year ago about diversity on her press tours.

Finally, we *almost* forgot to hit up The Book. So on the way out, we talk about comic book’s first cross-dressing hero, Madam Fatal.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 293: Wrestling Without Fans

Full disclosure: I recorded this podcast more than a week ago and just as the sh!t was hitting the fan with allegations against wrestlers, promoters and companies. So you’re not going to hear much about that on this show.

However, my co-host Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network and I discuss the fact that wrestling is still going on today with minimal crowds. What are your thoughts on this ‘new norm’?

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 25: Our Favorite Bands

This week on the Power Half Hour, Chad and Greg discuss some of their favorite bands. I mean, I know you got that from the title of the episode.

Chad and Greg both list three bands from different eras. It’s downright delightful.

And since we are famous for cross-promotion, you may catch Greg’s favorite band at the end. You are encouraged to listen to one of the first episodes of Nerds United to hear the full story behind Revis.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 292: Father Figures

It’s the post-Father’s Day episode of the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast. We’re talking about some of the best father figures in the world of pro wrestling.

Chad Smart of the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network is my guest co-host. We discuss why some legacy Superstars were hits while others were misses. Who are your favorites?

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 186: Tiger King and War Nurse

This time around on Nerds United, Greg and LIVE-FROM-HIS-NEW-PLACE Mike discuss a week’s worth of topics.

Well, that’s probably a lie. Truth be told, there’s likely so much more that came down the headlines pipe but we picked through some of our favorites.

We hit up “The Book” and discuss Pat Parker, War Nurse, as well as two different Pinocchio movies headed our way. There’s talk of Tiger King that somehow goes off the rails and we leave it to Zack Snyder to save us with a teaser of the #SnyderCut.

Put a bow on that sucker with a DC/Spotify podcast partnership and you now know why we are the best podcast for your ears (and all the ears you send our way). And check out our YouTube for a giveaway opportunity.

Thanks, and as always, Be Kind.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 24: Action Figures

This week on the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad look back at some of their favorite action figures they had growing up.

How big does their age difference affect the action figures they had and played with when they were younger?

Find out on the new Power Half Hour.

Nerds United Episode 185: An Important Discussion at an Important Time

For this special mid-week episode of Nerds United, Greg brought back past guests Jason White and David Gorden to discuss first-hand the recent protests following the latest death of a black man at the hands (or in this case, knee) of a police officer.

These types of conversations aren’t just important, they are necessary. If we’re ever going to grow as a society and put aside our differences, if we’re ever going to accept one another, then we have to be willing to talk to one another.

It’s not that simple. But it’s a start.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 291: Wrestling Under the Influence

Trainwreck. That’s probably the best way to describe 2020 so far. But it’s also the brew I’m drinking this week for Wrestling Under the Influence. The full name is 420 Strain Trainwreck by SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta.

Besides tasting the beer, I go on several wrestling-related tangents this week. There’s no specific focus which may or may not be a good thing. For that, I need to hear from YOU!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 184: Miles Gets His Shot

We turn just a few little topics into a good-length episode.

We discuss the new PS5 and the feature Spider-Man game starring Miles Morales. We also talk about the Bill and Ted: Face the Music trailer (on our Facebook page).

There’s also discussion of various types of music and a comedian who makes fun of them all.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 23: American Folk Review

It’s been a few episodes since Greg and Chad watched a movie they’d never seen. On this episode of the Power Half Hour, they watch the indie film “American Folk.” After their flight to New York is cancelled in the wake of 9-11, two strangers set off on a cross country trek across America. Starring folk singers Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth, the movie examines the people who make up the heartland of America.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 290: Let’s Be Positive

Full disclosure for this week’s show. I had two different guests lined up but unfortunately, things fell through at the last minute with each.  So that means I had to call an audible and do something I had planned for later in the month while I’m on vacation.

Almost one year ago, I made a career change and left the world of broadcast news after 22 years. I’ve already done a show with some clips of wrestling interviews I conducted as a news anchor. Today, in an effort to spread some positivity, I’m sharing the Cameo videos my friends sent me after I made the career change.

Instead of hearing me talk about a random topic for 30 or more minutes, I decided to go this route. It’s an ego boost for me for sure. But it’s also positive content to insert into a world that right now is filled with hate and negativity.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 183: Saturday Night Good Times

This week Mike stops by Studio B on a Saturday night and we drink O’Fallon Brewery’s Pretzel Beer and talk about a solid amount of content.

Comics, casting, movies, horror. We touch on it all.

Subscribe to the podcast. Subscribe to the YouTube. for every 20 subscribers, Greg will do a shot of Wild Turkey. Wouldn’t that be fun for everyone?

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 22: Unnecessary Technology

AKA “Get Off My Lawn!”

Nostalgia is a funny thing. We can often look back at our youth and say, “things were better then” when compared to today. With that attitude in mind, on this episode Greg and Chad talk about what items we have today that didn’t exist during their childhoods they would delete if possible.  Even though the item might make some part of life better, the negative effect it’s had might be greater the good.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 289: 2 is Greater Than 1

All of our lives have changed since the quarantine. Pro wrestling shows have a much different look these days. There are rumblings that once we return to ‘normal’ life, the way WWE presents its product could change forever.

This week on the show, I’m joined by Stride Pro Wrestling’s, Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton. We talk about the house show business as well as share some of our favorite things about pro wrestling.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 182: Music and Marvel and Star Wars

Go with us on a musical journey as Greg walks Mike through some music he was listening to on Friday. It’s crazy because there’s a little bit of everything.

 

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 21: Video Games Revisited

This week we go back in time…to last week. After our first 30-minute discussion regarding video games, Greg figured he had a few more stories to tell.

And truth be told, the guys left off one major part of video gaming in their initial episode…arcades! So relax and enjoy what will probably be our only second-part episode in the Power Half Hour annuls.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 288: Wrestling with the 90s

May 27, 1996 is a day that will live in wrestling infamy. It’s the day Scott Hall, known by fans at the time as Razor Ramon, showed up on WCW Nitro. It was significant because Hall had been with WWF for four years and showing up on the competition’s program and declaring war with them made it look like WWF had sent him.

We’d later learn this was the seed planting fo the nWo and one of the greatest angles in the history of wrestling. My co-host Chad Smart and I dissect the period leading up to Hall’s jump and do some ‘what if’ scenarios along the way.

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Nerds United Episode 181: Sith vs Endgame, GLvS, Batwoman Leaves

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg discuss the recent debate online about what’s better, Avenger’s Endgame or Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

Also, Ruby Rose is out as Batwoman and HBO Max will get the Snyder Cut of The Justice League. And the guys rewrite Batman V Superman into a much better movie, starring Green Lantern!

And there’s a 30-day movie challenge that we begin discussing. So there’s that.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 20: Video Games

This week on the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad discuss video games, from their first counsels to the reasons that they don’t play video games much anymore.

Atari and NES, Super NES, Sega, Playstation, XBox…these guys walk down memory lane sharing their love and frustration with games old and new.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 287: Wrestling Under the Influence

Quarantine has inspired new ideas for me and I tried one of them on this week’s podcast. My original plans fell through but I think something will work out for it soon, so I won’t reveal yet.

This week though, I’m joined by four members of the Stride Pro Wrestling roster; Jay Spade, Dalton Anthony, Lane Austin and Bud Gallows. We held a Zoom session where we talked about AEW, WWE and of course Stride.

I enjoyed a couple of Tail Chaser IPAs by Sleepy Dog Brewing as Dalton had Abita’s Strawberry Lager.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 19: What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

Most kids have big dreams of what they want to do for a career.  On this installment of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad share their childhood aspirations.  What impact did films have on their decision? Did they follow their dreams or change course as they got older?

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 286: The Interview

In late 2019, my friend Chad Smart (Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network) introduced me to a new wrestling promotion called Wrestling Pro Wrestling.

We watched a show on YouTube (watch here) over Christmas break. Then in March, we did a watch along here on the podcast. That show opened the door to ‘meeting’ one of the company’s top stars, Darwin Finch.

The Punk Rock Poindexter joins us on this week’s episode of the podcast. Chad and I picked his brain on the business and learn more about Finch. You can follow him on social media, including Twitter (@DarwinFinch3).

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 180: Josh Trank, FANT4STIC, and Community

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike discuss Josh Trank’s name being in the news recently regarding his 2015 Fantastic Four movie and how he didn’t want to make a Marvel-style movie. We discuss a rewriting of Marvel movies and if maybe the studio put themselves in a bad position to outdo themselves.

In the second half of the show, we are joined by Chad Smart of Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour and the trio talk about the sitcom Community.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 18: I want MY Mtv!

As a child of the ’80s, @chadsmart grew up with Mtv. As a child of the ’90s, Greg “@thehooch36” witnessed the last days of Mtv as a viable tool for emerging musicians.  Even though both hosts have fond memories of Mtv, there comes a time when they knew they were not the target demographic for the pop culture band leader.

On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad share their memories of Mtv and and explain when they realized their relationship with Mtv needed to end.  It wasn’t them, it was Mtv.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 285: 2 is Greater Than 1

The first Monday of a new month and that means it’s time for another edition of 2 is Greater Than 1. My guest co-host is Stride Pro Wrestling’s Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton. This week we discuss a variety of topics; including the future of Stride, 25 years of Triple H, the Boneyard Match from WrestleMania, Star Wars, AEW and much more.

Learn more about Stride Pro Wrestling here. If you’re interested in buying a Stride t-shirt, visit Pro Wrestling Tees here.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 179: Talkin’ Comics and Much More

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike get back to our roots and talk comics. What we’ve been reading, what we intend to read (that’s a long list), and books that we might get around to eventually.

We also field a question from a Friend of the Show/Friend in Life about some Batman books to start at as he embarks on his own journey. Godspeed, Smitty.

Just a few news and notes that largely center around DC television and cinema. And we’re all anxious to get back to “normal” as soon as possible.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 17: Undrafted

With a cast of familiar faces, written and directed by a Jurassic Park survivor who happens to be the real-life brother of a player on the real-life team whom this movie is about, UNDRAFTED blends humor and realism in this movie about an intramural semifinal baseball game between a group of ragtag misfits and ringers brought in to secure a championship.

It’s a little bit Sandlot, a little bit Bad News Bears, and a realization that sometimes a dad isn’t living vicariously through a son, but rather reliving a life of time spent together around a sport they both love.

Oh, and cursing, fighting, and doing what’s necessary for the good of the team.

Nerds United Episode 178: Secret Field Trip to Twilight Comics

Well well, boys and girls, this very special mid-week episode is one where Greg sneaks in the back door of Twilight Comics (Swansea, Illinois) to visit with owner/proprietor Brian Hillier.

We talk about the state of the comic book industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, as brick and mortar stores are unable to do business as usual.

Brian also provides some insight to other times in comic book history when some of the big publishers were not too easy to deal with. And we remind the listeners that some publishers are going above and beyond to help out comic book stores.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 284: Wrestling with the 80s

We’re just a couple weeks away from the 35 year anniversary of the very first Saturday Night’s Main Event. The show debuted May 11, 1985, from the Nassau County Coliseum.

So, I’ve turned to Jason Skull of the Skullbuster WrestleCast to take a trip down memory lane and chat more about that first episode. From Hulk Hogan to Roddy Piper to Wendi Richter, the show was stacked.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 177: More Mallrats, Marvel, and Expendable Universes

On this week’s all-new episode of Belleville’s Number One Podcast, Mike and Greg discuss the possibility of getting one of the DCCW stars on the podcast, Kevin Smith’s newest work, and rekindle the likelihood of having our favorite director on the show.

Also, Chris Hemsworth says it would take a Marvel movie to pack theaters again, and he’s probably right. And what’s a cinematic universe you could do without?

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Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour 16: Mr. Right Review

Next up on the Power Half Hour “Movies We’ve Never Heard Of” series is a violent, romantic film starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.  The generically titled “Mr. Right” gives away every original element of the film right there in the title.

What did Greg and Chad think about the film? (Chad wrote this write up, so you can probably guess his thoughts) What tangents will they come up with to fill up time?  Who is the greatest Harlem Globetrotter of all time? How many seashells did Suzi sell while woodchucks chucked wood?  So many questions?

(Editor’s note: HA! We didn’t even get to HALF of those questions! – GM)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 283: Wrestling Under the Influence

Pity Party, table for one. That is how this podcast may sound to some. However, that is not my intent. I had big plans for this week’s show since it falls on 4/20. You can read between the lines on who I wanted as my guest…

That being said, my attempts to get Rob Van Dam on the show turned into another failed experiment. So that got my brain churning and I thought, why not review a beer in my fridge called Mad Scientist Milkshake IPA. It’s from the Experimental Series by Witchita Brewing Company. You can visit their website here.

So this week you’ll hear me kinda rant and complain about the guests who I’d always wanted but never got. I also review the beer and share some thoughts on other aspects of pro wrestling.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 176: Now at Mike’s Place

This week we tried something different. Greg drove all the way across town to Mike’s, and from a distance of 76 inches, the guys recorded a new podcast episode (as well as YouTube show).

In this episode, the guys discuss Spawn, the Flash, share stories from high school, video games, and some more.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 15: First Concerts

This week on an all-new Power Half Hour, Chad and Greg revisit their first concerts. 1989 in Springfield, IL versus 2001 in St. Louis, MO.

But stay tuned to the end for a good ol fashioned M Night Shyamalan TWIST!

And leave a comment telling of your first concert experience.

Unless it’s Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Hell with those guys.

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