To Be The Man

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Each week, 16-time World Heavyweight Champion "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, examines his two-time Hall of Fame career along with his friend Conrad Thompson. Flair will go beyond his New York Times best-seller, beyond his ESPN 30-for-30 and beyond all the stories told and written before, to take a deep dive into the greatest wrestling career of all-time. Shows will include watch-alongs of Flair's greatest matches, special guests, and questions from you the listeners. Don't miss a single episode. Subscribe to 'To Be The Man' on iTunes or anywhere you get your podcasts. Learn more at PodcastHeat.com.

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  • nano_texas
    Much improved podcast
    Ever since Conrad took over from Mark Madden, the show has gotten a lot better. Conrad doesn’t interrupt the Naitch like Madden would and it’s a easy show to listen now.
  • WillviciousMyrtleBeach
    Conrad is garbage
    And so is Flair. I’d nail Charlotte to the bed though, Woooooo!
  • They call him..ROBO
    The man!
    What can you say. Ric is the goat and his stories are so fun to listen to. 5 stars for The Nature Boy!! Whoooo!
  • Thegame0910
    Legend…but sad
    I’m a huge Ric Flair fan. This podcast is unbearable. Where all of Conrad’s podcasts are insightful, researched, and well thought out, this podcast seems like an hour that he is just contractually obligated to do. This is an hour of Ric Flair saying how great he is, if you don’t agree with him you are wrong, and it’s more of just listening to Ric Flairs ego. It’s sad to hear someone I looked up, sound like this… I almost feel we are in a front row seat seeing the end of Ric Flair.
  • 4thHorseman_1024
    Much Better Since Host Change
    This show was almost unbearable when Madden was the host, now that Conrad has taken over, the show is way better. Natch is still Natch, either you love him or you don’t. If you are in the former, give this show a listen.
  • Fatheroftrip
    hard to listen
    i tried to like this podcast. i like ric and i like conrad. i’ve watched wrestling for years and was hopeful to hear some good stories. i can’t get through an episode. the laughing at everything gets sooooooo old. and if there’s a train of thought on episodes it derails somewhere in the first 5 min. i will stick with other wrestling podcasts where the host/cohost are coherent and maintain some semblance of dialogue.
  • AndresManifesto
    Review
    Show has gotten a lot better since Conrad took over as host. Ric stays on topic a lot more than he did with Maddon. Only thing I don’t like is sometimes Ric keeps going on and on about today’s wrestlers instead of the subject matter
  • patreonappsucks
    Ric needs to go away
    He tarnished his legacy, and Conrad is too greedy or stupid to realize it
  • dude7842689
    Ric has no recollection of anything.
    This show is just awful! They review the current product which there are 100 other podcast to do that already. he has a little recollection of anything that has been discussed. honestly, I’m embarrassed for him
  • DarrenJ78
    Woooooooo
    The best podcast Conrad has by far, Flairs wealth of knowledge is incredible
  • KavesTX
    top notch wrestlecast
    love this show so far. great stories laughs couple great convos lately including Bret Hart. Really like that every episode isnt a deep dive into one past PPV like the other Conrad pods tho Im glad to have those here and there here, too. Love to hear the takes on current wrestling happenings etc
  • TopherJames5
    A lazy money grab
    Another horrible podcast designed for Conrad to exploit his rambling father in law for advertising $
  • JoeyBagofDonuts1991
    Does that make sense?!
    Does that make sense?! Blah blah blah, does that make sense?! Flair needs to be coached better for this show to be good. He says “does that make sense?” after every single sentence and it’s annoying. 2 stars because Conrad still does a good job.
  • Rlacey11
    As incoherent as ever
    Oh well
  • Ragna Jock
    Yawn Fest
    Just a bad show. Flair can barely talk. Feels like it is just the same shows from the early podcasts. Everybody sounds like they are going through the motions. Listening to the same drinking stories we've heard scores of time is not my bag.
  • LA or Bust
    Quit laughing at everything you say
    Love Ric, but God please stop laughing after everything you say. Your one of the greatest wrestlers ever, but a comedian you are not
  • Bryce Goddard
    Disappointing
    I listen to most of the other adfreeshows podcasts and this one you should probably drop Connie. Ric hardly ever lets anyone complete answers and half the time will even answer the question himself. We all love Ric Flair but an hour and a half of putting yourself over is just a boring listen, try 83 weeks or WHW for something fun.
  • Metal chic 4 life!!!
    Great,but
    Great podcast! Nature boy is my favorite wrestler of alltime… glad he got The podfather on board. Such a good podcast. God bless Ric Flair!! Wooooooooooooooooooo!
  • Carlos Roman Jr!
    Nature Boy!
    Great To Hear You Back On The Radio Ric Flair! Keep Up The Great Work! Your My All Time Favorite Wrestler! Glad Your Still Here! ✝️
  • Travel long Joe
    Mark Madden is waaaay too loud, super annoying
    Mark - turn down more mic input level!!! You say your voice is loud, so adjust the mic! I’m 7 episodes in, but it’s so annoying listening to your voice!!! MARK - STOP YELLING YOUR RUINING THE PODCAST!!!
  • MATuchel
    Constructive criticism
    I started listening to the previous podcast with Mark Madden and Ric and really enjoyed the show even though Mark was wayyyy to loud and hard to listen to. When listening to this new podcast, unless you are watching it with video it is hard to listen to due to not seeing the matches you are describing and there is alot of dead air while your commentating on the match, and the show drags and I lose interest. Its just my opinion and you can take it for what its worth, but I cant listen to the podcast in its present format. Good luck to Ric and he is truly a legend.
  • RandallAud
    5 Stars
    Conrad with another W
  • Taylor Maed
    Love the show!
    Entertaining and fun to listen too
  • Howie Feltersnatch 69
    Grateful for the change
    Really glad Conrad tagged in. Madden was terrible and I was about to give up on it. Really digging the watch-a-longs. Good luck, Champ!
  • Flemish Pops
    Thank god
    So glad Conrad jumped in to save this show. Madden yelling into the mic was awful and made this show intolerable. Conrad does a much better job keeping Ric on track and on topic.
  • grown man41
    Was up guys
    Ric the goat of wrestling. Love hearing his options on things. Hard to believe he knows a lol about sports . Figured out his fav nfl team is whoever wins the super bowl . Lol I’m joking. Who would know he loves hockey . Born in Memphis tenn. southern man at his best. When ric soeaks I listen cause what comes out is gold
  • Mike Parker35
    Viva Conrad!
    I’m glad that the Alabama Dream is back as cohost.
  • MikeyFreedom
    Rainbow haired slobs took my 5 star review down
    The leftist commies hate madden and free speech. FJB
  • rw#2
    Mark
    This shows gonna be trash without Mark. Ric can't even hold a straight thought half the time. At least mark was able to somewhat keep him on track.
  • Poultos
    Flair needs to fade away
    Great podcast if you like Ric pumping his daughter and Roman Reigns tires…other than that you’d be surprised how much Ric hates almost everything else other than Randy Orton. Guy hasn’t heard of most of AEW despite telling Mark he watches it every week. Completely pathetic how out of touch he has become.
  • twinspar2001
    Ric is THE MAN, but Mark Madden needs to turn his mic volume down!
    Wooooo Nation Uncensored is arguably the greatest wrestling podcast out there. Ric Flair’s charisma, unique insight, laugh out loud sense of humor, and crazy road and in ring stories never get old. Unfortunately, the fly in the ointment of this otherwise outstanding podcast is that for whatever reason, Mark Madden refuses to listen to the listeners begging him to turn his mic volume down. He tries to downplay this by saying that’s just the way he talks. While I’m not convinced Mark is incapable of talking more quietly, again, the solution is very simple. Just turn your volume down! Even worse is that the commercials are somehow twice as loud as MARK is! I love this podcast and I’m not trying to rag on Mark at all. He’s professional, extremely knowledgeable, and always asks Ric the questions fans want answered. The problem is that between turning the volume up when Ric is talking, turning it back down when Mark chimes in, and then turning the volume down even further to survive the commercials with any semblance of hearing left, is absolutely exhausting. Please Mark... For the good of the show, consider putting your ego aside and just mix the sound so everyone’s volume is at least in the same ball park. It’s a really basic thing that would improve the show tremendously.
  • Greatone33
    Woooooooooo!!
    Ric’s the GOAT! Mark Madden turn down your mic!
  • Slikrik849
    Turn Mark Madden’s volume down!!!
    Ric Flair is my all-time favorite. I was pumped to see him come back to the podcasting world… but good grief, mark madden? This is like having Norman Bates care for my mother. I don’t get how a guy that has spent his entire career in the radio world, doesn’t get how bad the audio of this show is, and further, he doesn’t seem to understand it’s HIS fault! I honestly feel like I’m sitting in a hotel room on the middle bed, Mark is on the bed closest to the door, and Ric is in the bathroom. I can barely hear Ric, and all I can hear is Mark screaming and interrupting the guy in the bathroom. Please fix this. I’ve gone 16 episodes waiting and hoping y’all would correct this on your own. This morning’s episode was torture, turning the volume up, turning the volume down, going to work deaf, and feeling like Madden is screaming at me all day.
  • nixfinity
    Expected better. Wooo he's drunk again
    Of all the pods from washed up real wrasslers, I expected more reflections and inside career stories from lil Richie rather than constant plugs for Charlotte (while ignoring his less successful dead son) and reviews of last weeks AEW tv show. Even a dope like Marty Lundy tells better stories from the highlights of their careers. All the hair dye, STDs, shots to the head and possibility of one more contract finally zipped his mouth to reveal nothing. Come on Natche—tell all (or something) for fans that supported and followed your career. Woo Time for these pigs to denounce McMahon and their support for white nationalist Donald Frump. The color is on your hands. Conrad is also a fat rip off artist
  • OtrDave
    Just Great!
    I could listen to the Nature Boy read the phonebook! I love stories from the old days of Pro Wrestling. I grew up watching the AWA in the 70’s. If you like Pro Wrestling you will enjoy listening to this.
  • sabuvanhalen
    Whoooo
    Love the podcast, sometimes feels like I need to attend a AA meeting.
  • Tally uh oh
    Not a man
    Squandered millions, cheated on all his wives, boorish drunk. False humility. Proud of his despicable behavior. Shut up and go away.
  • rod-rice
    Please stop yelling
    Great podcast ruined by the host’s inability to not yell. He thinks he’s the star. Quiet already
  • Shaman103
    Great Shows
    I am not a big Madden fan but the interaction between him and Flair is gold. So entertaining. Great job by both.
  • KYoldtimer
    Great mix of eras
    Always starts with Ric’s comments on the current product, and then a lot of classic wrestling history. The Man still hasn’t been beaten!
  • Chaldocock33
    Smh
    I tried so hard but mark madden is the worst and you have to keep your bad on the volume and raise it when ric talks and lower it when mark YELLS. no topics just talking in circles every week. TRASH
  • Hailee😁
    Madden…calm down
    Love the show, but Mark….it’s not a radio show…take the volume down…put the coca away…!
  • DPO2003
    Invest in mics
    Made it through 4 episodes and I am done… for starters Mark and Ric seem like they are yelling the entire time. It also sounds like they record this show in a small bathroom! Invest in a better mic , or start using a mic. Also Ric is the main attraction not Mark. Mark talks way to much, I press play to hear Ric not Mark.
  • Billyb6753
    HEY MARK WHY ARE YOU YELLING!!!
    I tried listening couldn’t make it through one episode, Ric is great and I love all the old time stories, but Mark Madden is unbearable
  • yooperdude10
    Need Better Audio
    I love the show but the host needs to lower his audio or voice because he hits the rev limiter to often and they need better audio for Flair because he sounds like he is in a tunnel and unless you listen real close you can’t understand what he is saying…
  • GolfDoc64
    Washed up
    Ric Flair is a total friggin’ bore. Most of his old stories we’ve heard before, and many of them are completely fabricated. We play a drinking game when Naitch says to Mark “does that make sense”. Gee man, get a new transition! Another drinking game is Ric bringing up his daughter when Mark asks him an unrelated question. This week it only took 7 minutes. Lastly, Ric LOVES to laugh at all of his stupid drinking stories. Hey nitwit, your alcoholism almost killed you a few short years ago!! Mark is a sold host who tries hard. Too bad he has to kiss RF’s old butt.
  • vic mackey07
    Madden must go
    I am a forty year Ric Rlair fan and it pains me to write this, I can't listen to this podcast. Mark Madden is so unbelievably annoying I end up shutting it off after 15 minutes. He needs a good sidekick like Brian Last who adds a lot to the Jim Cornette shows.
  • TITKAKKE
    WOOOO!
    I love to hear the stories and the opinions from Ric Flair. We know why he’s one the greatest of all time and his analysis on stars from the lady and present is so intriguing to hear. Mark Madden is a superb host and keeps the show flowing. WOOOOOO!
  • englishjax
    Mark get some decent equipment!
    Love Ric.I could listen to him all day.That being said, it’s very annoying to have Madden’s microphone constantly short out.My god, be a professional!Do you hear Conrad’s mike short out? Ric is the best, nuff said!
  • Dgs6913
    Great stories!
    I have enjoyed listening to Ric tell stories. He’s a legend through and through!
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