The Art of Being a Skipper, pt 1; S04 E08

November 11th, 2014

Welcome back, everyone! 

Sorry about the sporadic updates. The fall and winter is a really hard time for us to line up interviews, and it has been every year. But, I think we're good through the end of 2014.
This week's episode is a chat with Skipper Matt Leiker. Matt was at Disneyland from 1990 to 96, and has a really great perspective as a Skip, trainer, lead, and general Disney enthusiast. I had a great time chatting with him, and going back through his memories. Part 2 will be up in 2 weeks.
Thanks again, everyone, and enjoy the episode!
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Two Non-Dons, Pt 2; S04 E07

October 21st, 2014

Hey everyone... it's a week late, but here's the second half of our chat with Skipper Wayne Martin and Skipper Pat O'Brien. Enjoy, and we'll see you in 2 weeks!

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Two Non-Dons, Pt 1; S04 E06

September 30th, 2014

Here we go, my friends, another week of podcast goodness...

This week, we break our 2.5 month tradition of only having guys named "Don" on the podcast. We sit down with Skipper Wayne Martin and Skipper Pat O'Brien to chat about their time at Disneyland in the 80's and 90's... What follows is a barrage of Disney trivia, stories of the parks, and the kind of good natured discussion you've come to expect from us here at the Worldwide Leaders in Adventure... 
This is the first half, and the next will be up in 2 weeks. Hope your fall is starting off as well as ours is!
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The Friend of Disneyland, Pt 2; S04 E05

September 16th, 2014

Hey everyone... The reaction from the first part of our interview with Skipper Don Bobbs was fantastic, and this second round has even more fantastic Jungle goodies in it. Keep listening and sharing.

We're still looking for Skippers to interview, so don't forget to drop us a line at
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The Friend of Disneyland, Pt 1; S04 E04

September 2nd, 2014

Wow, is this week's episode a doozie. Skipper Don Bobbs is with us, recounting highlights from his 16 years at Disneyland, starting in 1968. That's right, the 60's. We're getting historical and hysterical this week. Don was a guest favorite, and since the time I started this podcasts, I had requests from many to have him on the show. I'm super excited to have him, and it was a great interview.

On another note, I finally invested in a wind screen for my microphone and better noise reduction, so even though it's outside, it's a lot better audio quality. Let me know if you think so. Part 2 of this will be up on Sept 16th.
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18 Inches to Glory, the Don Chapman Story; Pt 3; S04 E03

August 18th, 2014

Here you go, everyone... the final part of our interview with the legendary Don Chapman! See you in 2 weeks.

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18 Inches to Glory, the Don Chapman Story; Pt 2; S04 E02

August 5th, 2014

Hey there everybody! Welcome back. This is the second part of our three part episode with Don and Lois Chapman. Of course, you're probably reading this because you've already heard the first part, so I won't belabor the point...

The response from our first episode with Don has been fantastic, and we've picked up so many new subscribers and listeners! Thanks, everyone, we've got a lot of great interviews coming for you this year. 
See you on August 19th for part 3 of this great series.
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18 Inches to Glory, the Don Chapman Story; Pt 1; S04 E01

July 22nd, 2014

Damn, that is one long episode name. But, if there's another Skipper we could get on the show who epitomizes the Jungle Cruise experience better, it's not clear to me who that is.

Skipper Don Chapman and his wife, Lois, sat down with me for a whole 2 hours for a trip down the River of Memories. Don was a fixture at the Jungle for nearly 2 decades, and was at Disneyland from 1981 to 2003. Stories of his no-nonsense style were passed down even after he left the park. He was held in the highest regard by his co-workers, and it was such an incredible pleasure chatting with him. 
We've got 3 whole episodes with Don, and we'll have more good stuff coming in September. Our 4th year promises to be amazing, and we're looking forward to lots of great Jungle Goodness. Let us know what you thought of the episode. 
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The Hipster Cowboy, Pt 2: S03 E18

July 8th, 2014

Well, we've come to another year, here at the Jungle Crews. (Technically it's August 1st, but there's a reason we're calling this the last episode of the year... read on.)

This episode we are back with the second half of our interview with Skipper Chris Egan, a man of two worlds... Disney and Knotts. Each one fighting for survival within him. Which shall win? The world may never know.
Anyway, the other reason we're calling this the last episode of the year is that in 2 weeks, we start a 3 part series with a truly amazing gentleman. He was part of Jungle history from 1981 to 2003, and this is a super special chat with someone who means a lot to so many at Jungle. So, join us on July 22nd to find out who will be starting our 4th year telling these stories.
Thank you, as always, for being so incredibly supportive. Our numbers are the best they've ever been, and we have such fantastic listeners. If you have any comments you want read on the 4th anniversary show, send us an Email at
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The Hipster Cowboy, Pt 1: S03 E17

June 24th, 2014

Hello out there to all the members of our Podcast family! Is it time for another podcast? 

This week we're chatting with a very recent JC cast member. Skipper Chris Egan was at the Jungle Cruise from '07 to '09. So why are we chatting with yet another member of the post-millennial Skipper generation? Well, it's because Chris is the first cast member we've had who also works at Knott's Berry Farm, and we get to chat about his experiences as free form roaming entertainment there. 
This one is part 1 of 2 episodes, and we'll have part 2 up on July 8th. After that, we should have a very special treat on tap for you, and I'm making all the last arrangements for a truly fantastic interview. 
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