RERUN: A Rainy Night; S02 E08

August 23rd, 2017

Once again we travel back 5 years, to the winter of 2012. It was a damn wet one, and I was still working out the kinks in the recording equipment. This episode was recorded in the rain, and it shows, But, still, I had a great time chatting with Skipper Ron Robledo, and going over his experiences in the Jungle and in Imagineering. 

Also, just as a note; We discuss a lot of "Theoretical" projects, and general information regarding Imagineering and park plans and such. This is, on my part, pure speculation and just things I had heard over the years. It's not meant to be fact. Actually, if you've listened for all these episodes and think that I know what I am talking about in general, we're in trouble...


RERUN: The Fiancee In The Background: S02 E07

August 15th, 2017

Wow, somehow I've not revisited this episode in 5 years. This is the second half of Joey and Trevor's last apparance on the Podcast, and it was the very first episode that my fiancee (at the time, now my wife) went along with me while I was recording. (Hence the title of the episode). It's so strange going back through and listening to Joey and Trevor now, after so long. Such great cats, I really miss the wild banter we had. 

For people who are new-er to the show, the first season and episodes like this were definitely before we found "Our voice" about what the podcast was about. It is an entertaining listen, but we don't delve into the depths of the Jungle Cruise experience the way we do in seasons 3 and on. Still, it's a fun bunch of guys, and a fun episode.


RERUN: The Three Amigos; S02 E06

August 9th, 2017

So, early on there were these episodes where we talked with people from the Jungle Cruise, but they didn't necessarily talk *about* the Jungle Cruise. Joey and Trevor are two of the most wonderful guys I know, and this episode was part of a crossover-ish thing with their Podcast (now dead) "Joey and Trevor Talk to Each Other". Still one of the more enjoyable podcasts to go back to listen to, and these guys are always a pleasure to hang out with. 

Speakng of which, if you are around Anaheim on August 12th, 2017, we'll be at the Anaheim Brewing Company at 7pm for another round of "Skipper Standup". Come support our own Skipperette Jen Chavez, and a bunch of other great comedians and Skips.



RERUN: 1 Year Anniversary SkipGather; S02 E05

August 1st, 2017

This episode was recorded at our 1 year anniversary SkipGather in August, 2012. Now, the SkipGather was this thing where we'd hang out at Trader Sam's, and any skippers who showed up would just randomly record episodes with us. It was a lot of fun, and one of my fondest memories of the early days of the podcast.

This episode, as about half of our episodes are, is not suited for the little skips in the audience. We may hit on a few adult tones, so, be warned. THis one has the explicit tag on it, but it's a lot of fun. I got to hang out with a few of my favorite people that night, and had a great time reminiscing about how I first reminisced about doing the podcast.


RERUN: Trevor and Joey Pay A Visit: S02 E04

July 26th, 2017

Skippers Trevor Kelly and Joey Hurley are always a big deal to us. They had a 100 episode run on their podcast, and made some wonderful funnies. They also always were great supporters of us, and the work of the TFJC podcast. This is their second of three visits to the podcast, and although we did chat Jungle Cruise, the topics quickly dissolved and went in a dozen wonderul and random directions.


RERUN: The Dumbledore Conundrum, S02 E03

July 19th, 2017

Hey there, Adventurers!

This week we revisit 5 years ago, July 2015, as we sit down with two Skips, Scott Kelly and Jacob Caputo. These guys were great, and this was the last episode where we had the nonsensical titles of the episodes. From here on, we always tried to have the episode name sort of tie into the topics we discussed in the episode. Lots of fun in this one, and Jacob has a special spot in attractions history. Listen to find out!


RERUN: David Koenig’s Pool Party; S02 E02

July 11th, 2017

Sorry for the delay on this. I realised I had some issues with our scheduled posts...

This episode was one of our biggest at the time, and is still one of our top 3 most listened to episodes. David Koenig wrote the book on Disney's "Backstage Magic", literally. His Mouse Tales books are some of the most entertaining and best researched books on the topic, and we sat down for our first chat with him back in 2011. This was recorded in a slightly noisier environment than desired, but the discussion is a great one and showed the depth that this podcast could have. (Very early on in our run.) 


RERUN: A Night and a Roond Table; S02 E01

June 27th, 2017

Well, here we go everyone. the beginning of our countdown to the wrap up of the podcast. We'lol be replaying all of our season 2-6 episodes in order, with a handful of new episodes scattered in to the mix.

Backnin 2012 we had these little things called "SkipGathers", and a couple dozen Skips would get together and have drinks and celebrate their old times on the river. This was one of our first big round table discussions, and a lot of people got into the act.


All Good Things: S06 E13

June 20th, 2017

Hey there Adventurers!

So, today's podcast is a tough one... We have announced that the podcast will be wrapping up. So, take a listen, check out all the details, and let us know your thoughts about the show. After 6 years, 2.5 million downloads, and me telling the same stories over and over... well, it's time to look at the end. It's not going to be right away, though. We are going to do a once-a-week re-run from the start of season 2, and go through the end of our old episodes. We may have some new content in there as well, as we find good stories that we feel will add to the oral history we have created.

Curating these Jungle Cruise stories has been one of the best experiences of my life. Still, I realized that I had been doing the podcast for longer than I had actually been at the Jungle. The TFJC will not go away. We will be moving most of our content to Facebook, including FB live interviews. The podcast, however, will at some point end. That point, luckily, is about a year down the road.

Thanks, everyone. I've been honored to be your Skipper for the last 6 years.


Skipper Kyle


RERUN: The Bacon Incident; S01 E11

June 6th, 2017

Hey there, Adventurers!

I know we've been in rerun land for a while now, but between my 2 weeks in Hawaii and some other projects, I'm still having a lull in lining up interviews. We have quite a bit just around the corner, so stay tuned.

Until then, we have a lot of new shirts and products up on our new RedBubble site. Swing on over and take a peek at new stickers, pillows, and other fun stuff. Shirts designed for Skippers, by Skippers.

We are also hard at work on our next Kickstarter game, and we have begun playtesting. I can "leak" that the name of it is "Jungle Crews; Temple Crash", and it's a board game this time. Super fun stuff!

We'll see you guys soon!

Skipper Kyle


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