A Stand Up Gal, pt 2; S05 E02

July 27th, 2015

Hey Skips, we're back!

This week we present the second episode of our 5th season, concluding our chat with the fantastically funny Jen Chavez. We talk about the Skipper Standup show, which already has happened now, and was a fantastic success. I had such a great time getting to know her, and I am sure you will too.
You can see some of the content that Jen curates for us over at the Jungle Crews Facebook page.
Our next episode is going to be a doozie for us. We chat with a genuine Disney Legend, learn about Disneyland in the 50's and 60's, and go on an incredible trip with a fantastic character. Come back August 11th for that exciting epsiode!
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RERUN: Greetings From Club Mez, pt2: S03 E11

July 21st, 2015

We're not dipping very far back into the vault for this one, but this episode from last April is very short on the listens it deserves. Skippers Jerry Whitfield and Jimm Vest met up with us at a Skipper gathering at a very wonderful Skip's South OC house. It was my first time meeting both of these fine gentlemen, and I really enjoyed the opportunity. We get into the history of the early 80's to the mid 90's at Disneyland, and it is a fine exploration. 

We have a bunch of new t-shirts available at the Merchandise from the Jungle Crews shop, and I hope you get a chance to swing over and take a peek. 
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A Stand Up Gal, pt 1; S05 E01

July 13th, 2015

So, the clock keeps turning, and our fourth year of Skippertainment comes to a close. We had such an amazing year with you all, and our 5th season looks to be even better. New podcasts, new guests, new t-shirts, and some amazing surprises. Thanks, everyone for joining us on this ride.

In this week's episode, we sit down and chat with our very own Skipperette Jen Chavez. Jen is our content manager for our Facebook page, and she does an amazing job. Her tale at Jungle has some fun twists and turns, and her views on vintage Disney are great. She also just made her stand-up comedy debut on July 12th (hence the title) and she totally killed. We hope you enjoy her episode, and we'll be back in 2 weeks with the conclusion of her interview.
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RERUN: Holiday Noggins; S02 E09

July 6th, 2015

Well, this coming Sunday is the Skipper Standup show at the Brea Improv. Have you got your tickets yet? The show will sell out, but it is going to be a heck of a night. This week, we rerun the episode from one of the headliners, Skipper Kipp Hart, joined by Skipper Rex. We hope that you can join us at the show, we'd love to meet podcast listeners! Our very own Skipperette Jen will be one of the performers! (Facebook.com/SkipperShow for ticket information.)

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The State of the Jungle; S04 E23

June 30th, 2015

Our 4th year is wrapping up, and we had a busy busy weekend. We met with 120 cm's from the 80's and 90's. We had our Sunday Social at Sam's, and we got to hang out with a bunch of podcast listeners. 

So, this is a different episode, in the same way the Disney Family Museum episode was. This one is just me. I have been in a lot of discussions lately with people who ask me why I do the podcast, what I get out of it, why the Jungle has stuck with me the way I have, and if I am just an egocentric narcissistic maniac who can't hear enough of his own voice. (For the record, no...) So, as a way of wrapping up the first 4 years of this little experiment in niche podcasting, I just wanted to take 20 minutes and let you know a little about me, why Jungle is such a thing for me, and what the podcast means to me. This may totally not be your thing, and if it isn't, we'll have a new episode in 2 weeks to get you back in the stream and the regular Jungle Crews merriment. 
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RERUN: The Mayor of the Jungle; S03 E07

June 16th, 2015

Rerun time again, Jungle Fans!

When people ask me which episode of the show to start with, this is one of the 3 episodes I pull out of the bag right away. Still, over the last 3 months it hasn't had a lot of play, so I think a lot of new listeners might not have experienced it. So, let me introduce you to Mayor John Duran, one of the most genuine and charismatic people I have ever met. John's story weaves through many of the podcasts, as he was a very strong figure in the experience of many Skippers. This one was a genuine pleasure for me to record, and it has a special place in the podcast history for me.
Enjoy, and Kungaloosh!
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The Revenge! (Dr Marley, pt 2); S04 E22

June 9th, 2015

The second half of our chat with Skippers David Marley and Trevor Kelly is here, and we are so excited to share stories of Skipper Standup, Jungle Cruise hijinks, and a little semi-failed comedy bit I tried called "Disney Lies"... great in concept, maybe not as good in execution. So, there is that...

For more information about the Skipper Standup, go to: Facebook.com/SkipperShow
I'll post the rest of the links from the episode over at: Facebook.com/JungleCrews
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RERUN: And The Banda Played On; S03 E13

June 2nd, 2015

Hey Adventurers! We're back with another rerun to fill our week between episodes. This week, we're revisiting an episode from this time last year. It's not too old, but because it happened before our big "bump", it never really got the number of plays that I feel like it deserved. Skipper Jesse Banda is a great guy, has his own pop culture podcast and empire, and is known for his movie and nerd knowledge. On top of that, he hails from that mid 1990's time where there were so many changes happening in the Jungle. So, let's re-run this one, and hope you all enjoy! 

Oh, and we'll be back next week with an all new episode!
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Adjacent To Greatness, pt 1; S04 E21

May 26th, 2015

Time for more Skippertainment? This week, it's even more entertain-y than usual. We welcome Skipper David Marley to the podcast. Host and driving force behind the Skipper Standup shows, Dr Marley is also a Disneyland historian, having taught classes on the history of the park, as well as being in the process of writing a book on everyone's favorite attraction, the Jungle Cruise. We're excited to have him, and it has been a long time coming.

We have information on the Skipper Standup shows on our Facebook page, or you can visit Facebook.com/SkipperShow for more information on the July 12th show at the Brea Improv.
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RERUN: More Tales from WDW, pt1; S02 E17

May 19th, 2015

It seems like May has turned into a whole Orlando themed month, so let's keep that up with our re-broadcast of our second episode with a WDW Skip. Skipper Timothy Bernardi was one of the earliest "fans" of the show, going back to 2012. He spent a whole 2 part episode with us, catching us up on his time at Walt Disney World, working in the theme park industry, and his love of the Jungle. This was our second Skype interview, so the audio is particularly Skype-ish, but we've gone back and fixed the audio as best we could.

Tons of exciting stuff coming in the next few weeks, as always, so stop back next week for another new episode...
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