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 JungleCrews@gmail.com.
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.
August 18th, 2014
Here you go, everyone... the final part of our interview with the legendary Don Chapman! See you in 2 weeks.
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.
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.
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 JungleCrews@gmail.com.
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.
June 11th, 2014
Hey Adventurekateers, it's time for more Skippertainment! (Yeah, I know, I'm sorry about both of those words...)
So, this week we sit down with Skipper George Trullinger. Buddy Holly impersonator, competitive eater, and winner of the Newberry award for young readers. Well, one of those things, anyway... he's also an incredibly nice guy, and has more stories than we could ever cram into an hour long podcast.
But we tried. For you. Because... You.
May 27th, 2014
Part two of our chat with Skipper Kevin Cavanaugh about his time in 1975-76, as well as a bit of editorializing from me about Disneyland price hikes, National Parks, and cast member pay raises. If you don't want to hear me getting all Andy Rooney, then Skip to 9 minutes in. It's been a year or so since I got up on a Soapbox, and I kind of like the view from there.
See you all again in 2 weeks, and please let us know your comments either here, or over at Facebook.com/JungleCrews.
Skipper Kyle Esq.
May 13th, 2014
So, this is the first of a two-part episode with Skipper Kevin Cavanaugh. Kevin worked in the Jungle in 1975 and 1976, and is the Skipper who worked at the Jungle the earliest in it's history, of all the people we've sat down with. We had a great chat about his time there, and it's amazing how so much of his story mirrors what we hear from people who trained at Disneyland 40 years after.
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