February 24th, 2015
When I started sitting down with my friends and recording our Jungle stories, I never imagined I would some day venture back to the 1970's and hear stories of Disneyland around the Bicentennial and going into the early 80's. This week's episode is the first of two episodes with Skipper Kerry Iannazzo, who graced the docks from 1976-1985. When speaking with all of the other early 80's Skips, every one of them told me I needed to talk to Kerry. Not only does he have a great way with telling stories, but he just is an incredibly nice guy who I would have loved to have worked with. 30 years after he has left the park, and nearly 40 years after he hired in, this guy still has the Jungle Water flowing through his veins.
See you guys in 2 weeks for the next part of the interview!
February 17th, 2015
Hey everyone! In between our twice monthly new episodes, we like to republish an older episode to feature interviews that might be buried a little deeper in our catalog. This one was a lot of fun. Skipper Jeff Rhoads and I chat the late 70's and early 80's at Disneyland, as well as the opening of Tokyo Disneyland. He is one of those people who knew everyone at the time, and his memory for things that happened 40 years ago is better than my memory of what happened 40 days ago. I had a lot of fun with this one, and I can't wait until we come back next week with an all new episode!
Keep sharing the Jungle Fever with your friends! We're loving all the new listeners, and the great feedback we get from you. I'm glad you found us!
February 10th, 2015
This week we're back with a new episode. This one is part 2 of our sit down with Skippers Kevin Hall and Mercedes Cademartori. We chat Jingle Cruise, their favorite guest experiences, celebrity run in's, and the joy of sitting on top of waterfalls. I had a great time chatting with them, and I hope you guys enjoy it too.
If you are enjoying your Jungle Crews experience, please share us with your friends. There's cute little "Share" icons at the bottom of our page here. You can also join us on Facebook, at Facebook.com/JungleCrews
It's been a crazy week for the podcast, and I'm very excited about all the interviews we have been able to line up because of our new exposure. No promises, but we might get enough of a catalog that we can go to a weekly publishing schedule. We'll see how it goes.
Kungaloosh, everyone! And let us know your thoughts on the podcast... JungleCrews@Gmail.com
February 4th, 2015
So, this morning, much to my surprise, we had a lovely shout-out to our podcast on The Nerdist podcast. They had been asking for events to promote, and as a 4+ year fan of the show, I never expected to have them pick our podcast for their first Events shout-outs. So, after gratefully thanking Chris and Kyle for the promotion, I realized that the last 2 episodes weren't going to be very accessible to new listeners. So, here's a rush-bonus episode with a new intro, just for all of our new listeners.
We've been doing this for 90 episodes, and we have a ton of interviews scheduled for this year. Our current update schedule is every-other Tuesday with a new episode, and a rerun on the Tuesdays in between. We are over on Facebook.com/JungleCrews, and we also can be downloaded on iTunes and Stitcher radio. Over on Twitter, it's @SkipCast, and we always love to hear your comments at JungleCrews@gmail.com.
Thanks for listening, I hope you enjoy, and please watch your head and step as you enter the boat. If you miss your step and hit your head, please watch your language. Well, this isn't a podcast for kids, so swear if you want.
February 3rd, 2015
Happy Tuesday, everyone! As we said last week, we are going to start re-posting older episodes in the off-weeks in between new episodes. This one is one of my favorites.
Skipper Adam Tyler is one of those guys that everyone likes, and that makes me hate him. Hate him with a fiery passion that has helped me think of him as a good friend. He's one of those guys who was always chirpy and positive on the dock, and who was a joy to work with. I drove down to Temecula to sit down with him, and we made the mistake of trying to tape when a motorcycle rally decided to spontaneously erupt. So, lots of fun editing, but stay for the story of how he met his wife in the Jungle, it's worth it all.
See you guys in a week with another new episode!
January 27th, 2015
Happy New Year, everyone. 2015 is here, and our Winter Break is over. We're back for another year of Skippertainment, and great podcasts!
We start our year out with Skippers Mercedes Cademartori and Kevin Hall. Kevin now has a record with the podcast that may never be beaten. "Most Recently Employed to then Podcast", as he left the company a mere 3 days before this podcast was recorded. We had a great time chatting about all things current, as well as Jingle Cruise and their experiences at Disneyland. It was a great time, and was very much a great way for us to start 2015. We have a LOT of great new guests coming on the show, and for once my recording schedule is busier than my available time.
If you are new to the podcasts, join us over at Facebook.com/JungleCrews. It's a perfect place to catch up, and to get your daily fill of Disney and Jungle history.
Kungaloosh, everyone! And we'll see you next week!
January 16th, 2015
Hey there everyone. We are still on our winter break, and have episode tapings in the works now.
But, we've been doing some advertising, and have a lot of new listeners. Because of that, I wanted to put up a great place for people to start listening to our show. I really think that this episode is one of the best we have done, and not just because I got to interview a Mayor. Skipper-Mayor John Duran is one of the nicest guys I have ever met, and is really amazing. It's one of my favorite interviews, and I have heard from listeners that it is one of theirs.
For new listeners, easy ways to listen include subscribing through iTunes, or through the Stitcher radio app on your phone or desktop. Or you can always listen here.
We also are on Facebook, at Facebook.com/JungleCrews
Kungaloosh, everyone, and welcome to all our new friends.
January 6th, 2015
Until we get some new content up, I'm going to start re-running some episodes from Season 1 and 2, to help get new listeners up to speed on the older episodes.
This one is one of my favorites, mainly because of the guest. Skipper Mike Robles is one of the coolest guys I know. He's one of those guys who is casually hip, and he just has a great way of being that is infectious and fun. We got to work together on the bote ride together, and we had a great time in the first season. (when we really weren't sure of what the podcast was going to become...) We also got to chat with Mike in season 3, as he's one of the few two-timers we have had on the show.
December 23rd, 2014
Just like all of the major television networks, here at SkipCast Networks we enjoy mining the depths of our catalog during this holiday season. Last year, we presented the Jungle Crews Radio Play Holiday Special. It is one of the favorite things I have done in the 4 years of the podcast, and I wanted to share it with you all again this year.
For those who haven't experienced them yet, the Jungle Crews Radio plays were our attempts at creating a humorous narrative based around the fictionalized account of Skipper Gary London, Esq. We enlisted the incredibly talented Joey Hurley and Trevor Kelly, and the gang of SkipCast players who supported us, and put out 8 fantastic adventures into the Rivers of Adventure. We retired the concept last year, but I still think it is a fun part of the Tales From The Jungle Crews experience, and it is chock full of Jungle Humor.
I hope you enjoy this dip back into Jungle Crews history, and we're looking forward to rejoining you in the New Year with new episodes and more great interviews...
December 9th, 2014
Hey there, Adventurekateers,
It's that time of year again... Rerun season. But, this one is new to most of you. I did a little interview over on a podcast called "The Sweep Spot", and they were generous enough to let me rebroadcast it here on the SkipCast Network. (December, always a tough month for us to put up content, but I love the ex-custodial guys over at TSS, and I had a great time doing a podcast with them...)
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