Ep. 57: “Through the Bushes; The Autobiography of Gianni Pown: A Wang in the Woods”

It’s that time of year again! Summer is rapidly approaching and that means only one thing in Philadelphia: time for This is Hardcore fest. Old friend Chris Striegel stops by the BSB to fill youse in on all things TIHC-related and hypes us up for our favorite yearly festival. Chris gives us a rundown of who is on the bill for this year and drops an exclusive announcement about one of the many ancillary shows surrounding the main event. Chris X sticks around for the entire show and lends his expertise to the Biz talk. The OG is still no-selling and will not be insulted by the Biz. In usual fashion, the crew kicks it with all the standard BSB gimmicks: The Professor brings his tip of the week, Vinnie reads from the insanity manifesto known as “Dear Vin,” and a Chris X-centric version of Word Association is played. Episode 57 also sees the inception of rising superstar Gianni Pown, mama. After all that, the crew sends you home with another round of recommendations. It’s the Broad Street Breakdown: Life is the sieve through which our anarchy strains…

Ep. 21 – “Chris Is Hardcore”

It’s This is Hardcore time! This week’s episode the gang welcomes old friend and fellow wrestling expert Chris Striegel, AKA Chris X, who is one of the driving forces behind Philadelphia’s premier hardcore festival. Chris gives us a look at the behind-the-scenes action, as well as the huge effort that goes into putting the yearly four day gathering together, while giving everyone a preview of what they can expect from this year’s edition. Conversations with Chris spark the BSB crew into talking about their own memories of hardcore shows from back in the day, and several “who’s better” challenges go down. As usual, the OG Gavin and Vinnie get into some seriously in-depth conversations about the biz, and Chris X is right there in the mix to add his perspective on the recent draft, as well as everything else going down biz-wise. Episode 21 also features all your favorite gimmicks: Word Association, “Dear Vin,” and Professor Pablo hits you with a summertime Cheapo Tip. Listener email is read and recommendations are proffered, and everyone goes home happy. It’s the Broad Street Breakdown: We’re just grabbing for something to hold onto in a world that’s disintegrating around us…