April 18th, 2017
Happy Tuesday, Adventurers!
So, if you have been around the podcast for any length of time, you know we run into these "lulls" where we have a hard time lining up guests for the show. I'm working on a few for the future, but I am also going on vacation from April 23rd to May 7th. I'll be putting up reruns for the next 3 weeks, and working to get new episodes up as soon as possible.
I hope everyone is enjoying the Jungle Cruise movie news... I personally think Dwayne is a great choice for the lead of this movie, and some of my 'backstage magic" details that I know have made me very hopeful for the film. We have 2 more years to wait, but we'll keep you up to date on all the details as we learn them.
Kungaloosh, everyone! I'll see you when I get back from Hawaii, tanned and relaxed.
April 11th, 2017
No new episode this week... We're still working on lining up guests, and that can always be a bit of a challenge. I have a few things in the works, so bear with us.
This week we're putting back up some of the "lost" first season episodes that disappeared off our podcast feeds and servers. This was our 4th episode, all the way back in 2011. Skipper Joey and Skipper Trevor were part of the reason I even thought about doing the podcast thing, as they are the Statler and Waldorf of the Jungle Cruise. This episode is a lot more free-form and comedy based than story based, but we had a great time chatting, and it's a good throw-back to the days that these guys had their own show.
April 4th, 2017
So, this episode was our third published episode, and was still very early on as we were figuring things out. But, I realized that it has been off the RSS feed for about 2 years, and a lot of people may not have heard this episode. This goes all the way back to 2011, and Skipper Dave Casella. I adored working with Dave, and I think everyone on the docks felt the same way that I did. We were still getting our feet under us, and learning some of the technical aspects of the podcast, but I think the episode holds up. (and there's some great modern Jungle stories and history in it.)
We do apologize to everyone whose RSS feed got spammed last week with dozens of downloads of old shows. It was a technical problem on our podcast host's side, not ours, and I am sorry if it was an inconvenience for you. We live in the future, and the robot overlords sometimes make mistakes.
March 27th, 2017
It's the end of an Era on the Jungle Cruise. Skipper Kipp Hart has left the river after 13 years back and forth with the company. But, that sadness is our benefit, as we are now able to welcome Kipp back to the show to take a more intimate look at his time with the company, his rise as a stand up comedian, and what wisdom he has to impart to the next generation of Jungle Skippers.
Kipp also shares great stories of Skippers he has worked with, as well as a great Jason Alexander and a fun Chris Hardwick story. Definitely a must-listen episode!
As always, catch us over at Facebook.com/JungleCrews.
March 20th, 2017
Hey there, Adventurers! This week we have the second half of our chat with Skipper Kipp from 4 years ago. We're going to be spending more time with Kipp soon, but we wanted to make sure that this gem of an episode was put out there for re-broadcast.
Lots of stuff going on behind the scenes! Can't wait to be able to share all the various pieces of great news with you.
March 13th, 2017
Well, it had to happen some time. The legend himself, Kipp Hart has left the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland for adventures in the real world. So, we go all the way back to the second season and 4 years ago for our chat with Kipp on the show. (Back when he only had one P and was just Kip.) We are joined by Skipper Rex as well, as we fought against loud background music and bizarre things happening in the background.
I am headed to Seattle for a bit of an unexpected situation, so we may be off for next week's new episode slot. If so, I'll just put up the second half of this episode.
Hope everything is good out there in Internetland.
March 7th, 2017
This week we are putting up the second half of our interview with Skipper Leo Camacho. Since our last episode with Leo, he has started a new gig as a host for "Game Talk Live", a new video game news show on Facebook. It's a fun broadcast for game minded people, and you can find it broadcast live every day on Facebook.
This episode notably doesn't have much Jungle Cruise discussion, but we do talk Disney Cosplay, and media content in the age of social media. Should you start a podcast? What should you do to get listeners? We also just break into the outwardly neardy and chat about some of our favorite Disneyland moments. So, enjoy!
February 28th, 2017
This week we dip back nearly exactly 3 years ago to our first chat with Skipper Jeff Rhoads. Jeff is another keeper of Jungle history and it's easy to see how much of a place in his heart that Disney holds. He's genuinely one of the nicest guys I have met, and the podcast chat has luckily turned into a friendship. There's stories in his history that are really amazing, including his experiences with Tokyo Disneyland. I hope you guys enjoy this week's rerun episode, and we have more new content next week.
February 21st, 2017
Hey there, Adventurers! This week on the Podcast, Skipper Leo Camacho, darling of the Disneyverse. We take 2 episode and chat about his time at Disneyland, his fandom experience, and how great of a time it is to be immersing yourself in fandom at this time. We have a great time with Leo, and he is a Skipper through and through.
The second half of this episode will drop in 2 weeks, and we're looking forward to bringing you the rest of the story.
To check out Leo's YouTube channel, click HERE.
February 13th, 2017
Like so many of our greatest episode titles, this one is a total inside joke that we won't be sharing. Still, trust me that it's funny.
Today's episode guest is living proof that if I wait long enough, I will interview everyone I work with when they leave the employ of The Mouse. Skipper Andrew Petersen is a goddamn delight, and I'm glad to have called him a strong acquaintance for the last 10 years, and a friend for part of that. (Or most... the details are foggy.) When Andrew left Disney last year, I knew we'd have to get him on the show. He has a reputation for telling good stories, and he does not disappoint. So, enjoy one of those episodes I have waited nearly 6 years to record!
(And next week get a whole episode with my thoughts on my recent trip to WDW)
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