RERUN: That’s Skippertainment, pt 1; S03 E01

January 19th, 2018

Our first episode of our third season was our 39th episode, and it was unlike every interview we had put out so far. Skipper John Patrick joined me, as well as Skipper Joey Gassmann. To say that I had a LOT of negative feedback to this episode would be an understatement, and it was the only episodes that I have ever had so much email about. The funny thing was the basic tone of the emails, which all went something like this... 

"I can't believe you would have a podcast about Disneyland, and put someone on the show who was so strongly negative about working there..." 

I don't particularly think that John Patrick was over the top in that way, but he definitely had some strong criticisms about his time working at Disneyland. Since this episode, I've been able to get to know John a little bit on Facebook, and my respect for him has grown. I think that this was a strong start to our second season, and a really different episode for us. 

Oh, memories... 

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RERUN: Westside Skipper Reunion, Pt 2; S02 E28

January 16th, 2018

Here's the second part of the Westside Skipper (and others) reunion from 2013. This episode would wrap up the second season of our show, and end with the loudest and most over-the-top episode that we had to date. Chiefie was, without a doubt, a larger than life personality, and he is dearly missed in the circle of Skips who knew him. 

This episode was a TON of editing, because of his continually dropping vulgarities and into non-sequitirs. Still, it was worth it, and I do have a fondness for it.

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RERUN: Westside Skipper Reunion 2013; S02 E27

January 12th, 2018

So, this is a damn hard episode for me, for a few reasons. Hopefully there's still a few people reading these recaps, so here's a bit of the history.

Every 2 years, there is a reunion of Skippers and Westside CMs from the 80's and 90's in Anaheim. This was the first year I went, even though I wasn't part of the demographic, so I could take a few minutes and interview people for the podcast. I got to meet and interview some amazing new friends at the event, including Skipper Laura Huff, Skipper Phil Pierce, and Skipper Cisco Maldonado. It was my first time meeting Skipper Father Joe Baca, as well as Joe Ribble. Lots of amazing times. 

I also got to meet a crazy cat named Chiefie, who will play a lot into the next episode. He was a larger than life guy who passed away the following year. The very strange thing is that this was published on the day we lost another Skip, Skipper Mark "Sumo" Sagato. It's bizarre that it's been 4 and a half years since we lost him, and it's still a huge wound for me. Mark was my trainer at Maliboomer in 2001, and a close friend to myself, as well as many in the Knotts Haunt community. Every time I talk about this episode, it's hard not to have those two gentlemen in my mind. 

Our rerun-apocalypse is still going on full strength. We're running 2 episodes a week until we've had them all hit the Podcast list, and then we're done with the show. So, make sure you save your favorites and share the show while it's around. Also, join us at Facebook.com/JungleCrews even after the show is over.

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RERUN: Nerd Birds; S02 E26

January 9th, 2018

Skipper Kat Knudson was always someone I connected with when I was at Jungle. We had a lot of nerd stuff we shared; Books, games, movies, etc... So, when I went up to Seattle to hang out with the boys on a lovely weekend in 2013, of course I had to make a side trip and spend a few minutes catching up with her. I'm of fond of this episode as I am my friendship with Kat

Our rerun-apocalypse is still going on full strength. We're running 2 episodes a week until we've had them all hit the Podcast list, and then we're done with the show. So, make sure you save your favorites and share the show while it's around. Also, join us at Facebook.com/JungleCrews even after the show is over.

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RERUN: Descent Into Madness, Pt 3; S02 E24

January 5th, 2018

Part 3 of our barside sit down with Skipper Mike Robles and Adam Rotella... (The Disclaimer from last episode stands on this one too: It's very heavy into people and things that happened in 2000-2003, and less general Jungle than most of our episodes. Also, definitely not one for when the kids are in the room.)

Our rerun-apocalypse is still going on full strength. We're running 2 episodes a week until we've had them all hit the Podcast list, and then we're done with the show. So, make sure you save your favorites and share the show while it's around. Also, join us at Facebook.com/JungleCrews even after the show is over.

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RERUN: Descent Into Madness, Pt 2; S02 E23

January 2nd, 2018

Part 2 of our barside sit down with Skipper Mike Robles and Adam Rotella... (The Disclaimer from last episode stands on this one too: It's very heavy into people and things that happened in 2000-2003, and less general Jungle than most of our episodes. Also, definitely not one for when the kids are in the room.)

Our rerun-apocalypse is still going on full strength. We're running 2 episodes a week until we've had them all hit the Podcast list, and then we're done with the show. So, make sure you save your favorites and share the show while it's around. Also, join us at Facebook.com/JungleCrews even after the show is over.

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RERUN: Jungle Crews Radio Play XMas Episode

December 20th, 2017

Merry Christmas, Adventurers! I hope your Jungle has Jingle, and that you are enjoying this most happy of seasons.

In doing the interviews about the Jungle Crews podcast, I am inevitably asked what episode is my favorite, or what I am proudest of. I know that it's not the thing that sticks out most to people, but we created this series of 8 "Radio Plays" that exist inside the Jungle Crews universe. Skipper Gary London (A thinly veiled tribute to Skipper Gerry York), and his friends got to go on adventures in a Jungle-like world that was brought to life by the voice talents of Skipper Trevor Kelly, Joey Hurley, and a host of supporting characters. We had a great time writing the scripts, but when it came to the Xmas episode, I really feel like we hit a home run. We were able to do the most with the sound effects and editing, and even threw in a bunch of in-jokes and references for our die-hard fans.

So, here it is, presented at Xmas for what is likely the last time. I hope everyone enjoys it. 

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RERUN: Descent into Madness, pt 1; S02 E22

December 14th, 2017

 This is where the podcast took an abrupt, sharp right turn for a few episodes. This one isn't for the faint of heart, as Skipper Mike Robles, Adam Rotella, and eventually Matt Nerrie joined me for an afternoon of many podcast recordings, and much much drinking. This one may only really be enjoyable to the very select group of people who knew us all, but I've been told by some listeners that they really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the carousing. (Even if they didn't catch the particular references to individuals)

So, give it a listen, and do with it as you will... it turned into a really, really wild ride.

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RERUN: Pretzels, beer, and Two Hams: S02 E21

December 11th, 2017

The "Boy of Summer" Skipper Matt Nerrie joined me in the Summer of 2013. I was up in Seattle to introduce my lovely fiancee to my family, and we broke away and made a little time to sit at a really cool restaurant in the South Lake Union area of Seattle. This was really a great interview, and had no foreshadowing of the madness and chaos that would entail on the next day and it's podcast taping. I feel like of nearly all the Skips I had interviewed, that Matt and I could have gone on to be morning FM drivetime DJ's. Just saying... 

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RERUN: The Training Buddy, pt 2; S02 E20

December 9th, 2017

Part 2 of my chat with my old training buddy, Skipper Greg Reilly. Had such a great time catching up with him, and as I am getting ready to be trained on the Jungle the 3rd time, I realize how good the days were then, and miss him.

So, schedule update: In order to get everything out and going, we're going to start going to updates of re-runs twice a week. Monday and Thursdays. I'm going through today and scheduling out the next 3 months, so we'll have a lot of the old episodes reposted. Just a reminder, when we get to the end, they are all going away from this server, so make sure you download them for posterity.

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