We’re breaking from format somewhat this week, and myself, Heinekenrana and Danielle Matheson sit down to talk about all things CHIKARA. We got a good bunch of listener questions, and while we don’t cover everything, there’s a lot here to get you ready for May 25th.
One word of warning, well two, this episode isn’t exactly as family friendly as CHIKARA is, so please be aware of that. Also, it gets kinda heavy when we start talking about the tragic loss of Larry Sweeney.
Continue reading Episode 29: CHIKARAPALOOZA
Tom Holzerman, all around ace dude and big cheese over at The Wrestling Blog to talk about all sorts of wrestling goodness, including my firmly held belief that WrestleMania 2 – 8 exist solely to tell one epic story with Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth.
We also get into the current controversy surrounding Mike Bennett and Beyond Wrestling, and surprise surprise, we jump at the opportunity to talk as much as possible about Chikara
Continue reading Episode 23: Tom Holzerman
While many of you may know him better as Kayfabe, Kurtis Dros is the man behind the curtain at Drop Toehold, one of my favourite wrestling websites on the internet.
He joins me this week to talk about growing up during The Attitude Era not being a fan of wrestling, and what it was that swung him towards the light, as well as continuing success of New Japan, the ethical and financial cost of torrenting independent wrestling, and much more.
Continue reading Episode 21: Kurtis Dros
In perhaps the most informal and loose Have A Nice Day yet, I’m joined by one-half of Drop Toehold, and good friend, Heinekenrana who stops by for a chat that goes from the importance of wrestling that you can show to your children, to the darker side of wrestling fandom (AKA “The Shield” tag on Tumblr).
Listen in just to hear me get about as excitable as I ever get when we start to talk about the imminent debut of TNA’s Willow.
Continue reading Episode 19: Heinekenrana
It’s a super special show this week as I’m joined by the Big Blue Bruiser himself, AssailANT, who shares his thoughts and feelings about the last few years of his life in Chikara.
From his time in GEKIDO, right through to being accepted as part of The Colony and then seeing his home destroyed by Condor Security, as well as his involvement in Icarus’ revolution and the return of Chikara, no stone goes unturned in this interview!
Continue reading Episode 17: AssailANT
This week I’m joined by the host of the host of Straight Shoot, Aubrey Sitterson to talk about growing up in the battleground between WWF and WCW, the mysticism behind Bret “The Hitman” Hart and the appeal of big fat dudes who do moonsaults.
We also delve into wrestling video games, The Ultimate Warrior and Master P and The No-Limit Soldiers, and have it out over his aversion to Chikara.
Continue reading Episode 15: Aubrey Sitterson
This week I’m joined by Kyle Starks, the creator of ace wrestling webcomic The Legend of Ricky Thunder!
We go into his past attending CWA shows from as young as seven months old, how an old school Jerry Lawler fan reconciles that with who The King is now and which wrestling moves are most and least fun to draw.
Also Chikara, because you guys like it when we talk about Chikara, right?
Continue reading Episode 11: Kyle Starks
What better way to celebrate ten episodes of Have A Nice Day, than with an extra-special, deluxe episode with my first guest who is actually in the wrestling industry, commentator extraordinaire, Leonard F. Chikarason?!
In this two-hour(!) chat, we go all over the place, from his teenaged run-ins with the ECW crew, to his current role as commentator for the remaining Wrestlings Is and Absolute Intense Wrestling.
He also settles the very first Have A Nice Day feud, as Leonard addresses Chris Sims’ claims that indie commentators are too cool to call an Ace Crusher a Diamond Cutter. There’s also a lot of talk about comic books, even more than I anticipated. Enjoy the show!
Continue reading Episode 10: Leonard F. Chikarason
This week I’m joined by WithLeather and The Mandible Claw’s Danielle Matheson to chat about shoe retail, The Happy Mondays, and why my friend James sucks. Oh yeah, and wrestling, that’s why we’re here, right?
This week’s episode also features my tale of getting starstruck after meeting Chuck Taylor, how not to be a dickhead wrestling fan, and the enduring brilliance of The Submission Squad.
Continue reading Episode 9: Danielle Matheson
Welcome to the most must-listen podcast on the internet, welcome to Ha– Actually no, wait, that’s a terrible way to start this. Welcome to Have a Nice Day, my name is Kieran Shiach and the only thing I like more than professional wrestling is talking about professional wrestling. So I went and started a podcast to indulge myself. I’m lucky to have joining me for the very first episode of Have a Nice Day is the editor of The Atomic Elbow Fanzine, and all around swell dude, Mr. Robert Newsome.
For our inaugural episode, we discuss Robert’s personal history with wrestling, starting at weekends with his dad, through to the Monday Night Wars, and on to today. We also talk at length about The Atomic Elbow, what it is, how it came to be, and how you can get it.
Continue reading Episode 1: Robert Newsome