Jim Ross Conrad Thompson

Episode 134 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features Conrad Thompson and Jim Ross, the duo that make up the popular “Grilling JR” podcast. In this podcast, Thompson, the host of six immensely popular wrestling podcasts, and Ross, one of the iconic voices in the history of professional wrestling and a current broadcaster for All Elite Wrestling (AEW), discuss how they formed their partnership; their initial impressions of each other; what expectations they had for the podcast; how they format shows and select topics; the importance of podcast momentum; how they have marketed the podcast and found ancillary revenue sources; their pre-show process; Conrad’s wish-list for future co-hosts; the impact of COVID on the podcast; how each view their roles; the number of downloads per podcast; how the revenue share works; the next evolution for the podcast, and much more.


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