Two A-Peeling Skippers, pt 1; S05 E22

May 23rd, 2016

So, here's a little story...

About a year after we started the podcast, back in 2012, Skipper Fred Martin reached out to me and said he'd like to come onto the show. After 4 years of passing emails back and forth, and having scheduling issues, he grabbed Skipper Jeff Bailes, and we had a lovely picnic in the park and chatted about their time in the early 90's at Jungle.

Very little story. But a nice one, no? We had a great time with this interview, and it has one of my favorite stories I have ever had told to me. (Hence the name of the episode)

RERUN: More tales from WDW, S02 E17

May 16th, 2016

I am continually surprised by how time has snuck by us. This episode was taped 30 months ago, with good friend of the podcast Skipper Timothy Bernardi. One of our first WDW episodes, and a great time chatting with someone who has had his hand in the Disney pot on so many levels. Also, he's just a really great guy. So, here's your ReRun for the week, and a great new episode next week!


Swimming Against the River, pt 2; S05 E21

May 9th, 2016

Our first episode with Skipper Larry Kaml set records for it's first week, and we're expecting the second half of his episode to do the same. This episode features not only the best "Last Day" story in the history of the Jungle Cruise, but also perhaps the most expected Gerry York story ever. This one is an incredible roller coast of a ride, but instead of a roller coaster, it's a river, with botes on it. Enjoy!


RERUN: The Long Pause, S01 E08

May 3rd, 2016

How have we not done a re-run of this episode? Skippers Grant Baciocco and Chris Lamberth were the first Skips I had on the show who were from a different generation than I worked, and their coming on the show lined up Skips who would eventually give us some of our best interviews. This is sort of the "Patient Zero" of the TFJC podcast, and without this episode, we would have given up somewhere in Season 2. On top of that, these guys are incredibly wonderful people, and I am really happy to have gotten the chance to get to know them. 

Things are still happy in Skipper-land. We are chugging along with our card game, and we keep working on lining up great guests for the rest of 2016. Keep sharing us with your Disney loving friends, as we have more Podcast Magic coming up in the following months.

Skipper Kyle

Swimming Against the River, pt 1; S05 E20

April 25th, 2016

Well, it took us long enough, but we're back with a new episode. Also, it took us 3 years to line up this guest. Skipper Larry Kaml was a strong personality during the late 80's and early 90's, and his role in the Narrations program led to one of the most interesting times in Jungle history. He was universally regarded by those he worked with, and I have been chomping at the bit to get him on the show. All it took was a 7 hour drive to central California, and we were golden! 

Catch us over at for more news and Jungle photos! We'll see you out in the river soon!

Skipper Kyle

Catching up with the Skipperette; S05 E19

April 4th, 2016

Hey everyone! We're back with all new Skippertainment. We chat with our very own Skipperette Jen about the Skipper Canteen, stand up comedy, her vacation to WDW, and the passing of beloved Skipper Andy Rinella... It's short, but it helps us catch up with you. Kungaloosh, friends!


April… a time for fool-ishness…

April 1st, 2016

As many of you guessed, our episode today was a bit of foolery. We'll be back on Tuesday with a brand new episode! The Tales from the Jungle Crews isn't going anywhere!

The Surprise Prize; S05 E17

March 22nd, 2016

So, if you've been around the podcast for more than a few months, you remember Jungle Rummy, our card game that we did a Kickstarter campaign in the fall. One of the top rewards for pledging was an appearance on this very podcast. So this week we welcome Michael and Grace Steuver, the top supporters of the Jungle Rummy game, and the Jungle Crews podcast. We are thrilled to spend a few moments with them, and to welcome them to our family.

The first 6 minutes is a "dummy" episode that we made just to announce the appearance on the show to Grace. So, don't get confused and think that you're coming onto the show as a guest. Unless you want to. Then, give us a yell... We're always happy to have any Skips or ex-Skips on the show. 

RERUN: The Dumbledore Conundrum, S02 E03

March 15th, 2016

Greetings Adventurers! Today we dip back into our archive for a trip back to our 14th episode and a visit to 2012. Skippers Scott Kelly and Jacob Caputo may have worked in different eras, but they each have a great take on the ride. This was back when we used to live record at Trader Sam's, and even though it's early on, you can start to see what we're doing. Enjoy this re-run, and join us next week for a very special episode!


The Double Derail, pt 2; S05 E16

March 7th, 2016

Two weeks ago we got a whole lotta love for our two Skippers, Skipper Amanda Taylor and Skipper Kellie Pitts(York). Well, as promised, here is the second half of that episode with these two lovely ladies. As I warned you the last time, this episode has a LOT more of me geeking out and being a fanboy than usual, and these amazing Skips are the reason why. I loved catching up, and am so glad that I get to share that with you. 

Thanks for all the support, and remember to rate us on iTunes. 

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