January 10th, 2017
The last few months of 2016 limped past, and 2017 staggered in the door drunk. At least we have a podcast episode to truly celebrate the sort of inebriation that was needed to handle the last 3 months.
We are joined by the hosts of the WDW Happy Hour podcast in a cross polination of our shows, and also because Katherine and Matt are two fun guys who I really enjoyed chatting with. They were big supporters of the Jungle Crews podcast last year, and I wanted our audience to get to know them a little bit. We chat Disney remake movies, WDW vs Disneyland, and of course the best places to eat and drink at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Lots of good fun, and an enjoyable 2 part episode.
We are off on Feb 3-5th to Walt Disney World for a big Skipper Gathering of East coast and West coast Skips! We promise to bring back a lot of fun audio and video for you!
Thanks for sticking through the dry times. We love you guys. All of you. Except Dave. You know who you are, Dave.
December 21st, 2016
So, if you are new-ish to the Podcast, this might confuse you without a little explanation.
One of my favorite parts of the podcast was the 8 episode "Radio Plays" that we produced. Featuring the adventures of Skipper Gary London and his co-pilot Skippy, these shows have been fan favorites from the start of the series. They were our little look into a fictional Jungle universe, and our tribute to the Jungle Cruise. This episode is our last Radio Play, and the Christmas Episode based loosely on a story that we all know and love. Every year I make sure we re-post it around the holiday season, as our little love letter to the lost adventures of Gary London. I know he's out there somewhere, on the River, probably hip deep in egg nog and cheap scotch. Merry Christmas, Gary and Skippy!
And a very Merry Christmas to you all!
December 13th, 2016
We referenced this episode in our last interview with Doctor Marley, and a few people mentioned the links to it weren't active, so we're reposting the first part this week, and the second part later in the week, for your listening pleasures.
This is one of my 5 favorite episodes we have ever done, and I really wish I could have traveled back in time to work just one shift with Don Bobbs...
December 9th, 2016
New episodes have returned! This week we sit down with Skipper David Marley, author of the new book "Skipper Stories" to chat about what he learned during his time writing the book about the history of the Jungle and those who have dared to adventure on it.
His book is available here, from Amazon.
We're continuing to push forward into the new year, and we appreciate all the support. Keep your eyes open, we're still doing a lot of fun stuff in the upcoming months.
December 3rd, 2016
We are busy beavers around the Jungle Crews offices... We just have had cruddy luck in lining up interviews in our post-C&D era. So, we're going to be putting up a few re-runs every week to help you get your quota of Holiday Jungle goodness.
Our 2nd card game, King of the Skippers, is shipping now from our Kickstarter. If you missed it, you can pick up a copy here:
King of the Skippers
As always, we continue to put out daily Jungle news, photos, vintage memories, and collectable Lennox plates at our Facebook page. Join us here for the latest news from the Jungle.
Jungle Crews on Facebook
We are continuing to look for Skippers of any era to interview, but particularly from the 1960's-80's, or any Tokyo or Orlando Skippers we can find. Please email us at JungleCrews@gmail.com if you would like to appear on the podcast.
Thanks for hanging in with us. We may have slowed down this fall, but we're still working hard to line up good content. We're also going to February's big Skipper gather at WDW, so we'll bring back a lot of Orlando interviews from that event.
November 2nd, 2016
Hey Adventurers! Did we just have a huge gap in episodes? Yep, we did, and here's why...
You may have noticed our 60 day absence on new episodes. This was, sadly, not a coincidence. We had a C&D notice given to us on Sept 2nd, and we had to legally not publish any new episodes or content while we sorted out the issues with the plaintiff. There's a couple of episodes that have been "corrected", but it's not something that legally we can discuss. So, there ya go. We are still making podcasts, but we had a real stretch of having a hard time getting interviews lined up while we were working on the C&D and the Kickstarter game. We're in the process of setting up a couple of interviews, and should have things back up soon. In the meantime, we can start doing re-runs again. Thanks for your patience about this. It wasn't something we could comment on until the waiting period was resolved.
So, here's an episode I really like. Skipper George Trullinger is, hands done, one of the nicest guys that has ever been a Skipper. I was so happy he took an hour away from his family during a Disneyland trip to sit down with us. We were also super excited that Skipper Fred Eich was in the area, and decided to sit down with us and share his stories too. This is a favorite, and a good way for us to get back into the swing of things.
September 5th, 2016
Wooh Golly! What a couple of weeks we have had. Our Kickstarter is off and running, and we are well on our way to funding. We have tons of exciting backer rewards, and the game has super great Jungle art. So, search Kickstarter for "King of the Skippers", or check out all the information on Facebook...
Today's interview is a recent pair of lovebirds, Skippers David and Kelsey. They talk about life in the Jungle, relationship tips about how to keep your love alive at Disney, and we delve into a mysterious Jungle event, lost to the ages.
Thanks for all the support. We'll keep them coming, every 2 weeks.
August 23rd, 2016
Hey Skips and Skipperettes!
Season 6 is here, and we're in the swing of our Fall Kickstarter. Starting August 26th, we are promoting "King of the Skippers", an amazing party card game with art that brings to life characters from our Jungle Crews Radio Plays. It's a super easy to learn game with a competitive edge that will appeal to players of games like Uno. We have fantastic stretch goals, and backer rewards, and can't wait to see you there. Join us at www.Bit.do/KingoftheSkippers
Today's interview is with Skipper Matt Gambino. Matt turned his Jungle Cruise experience at WDW in the early 90's into a launchpad for his career, and he has some great insights about the college program and working Jungle. We had a super fun time chatting, and it's always great learning more about our East Coast cousins.
Keep your eyes peeled, everyone... We've got episodes lined up and lots of excitement during our Kickstarter. Can't wait to take this trip with you.
August 15th, 2016
Hey there, Skips and Skipperettes,
Welcome back from our Summer Vacation. We had a fun summer, and we hope you did too. We have a ton of interviews scheduled, but most importantly we have our fall Kickstarter launching on August 26th. King of the Skippers is a fun family friendly party card game for 4-8 people. We have amazing art, and the game is only an incredible $8 per deck. Lots and lots of great information over at Facebook.com/JungleCrews
. Check it out, and thanks for your continued support.
This episode is a 10 minute recap of our Season 5, as well as updates on my Disneyland Paris visit and details on our Kickstarter. Lots of good info, as we get ready to plunge into Season 6.
August 1st, 2016
Well, we're just a few weeks away from new episodes, and I wanted to take a second and say thanks for supporting us during our summer break.
The big news is that our next Kickstarter is going to be launching at the end of August. We're still finalizing the last of our plans, but we're excited that "King of the Skippers" will be coming soon. It's a light party card game, so if you enjoy Uno, or liked Jungle Rummy, this game is going to be perfect for you. It's going to have a price cheaper than a trip to Starbucks (with a pastry), so I know you're going to love it.
We're working hard on getting our new episodes recorded, and putting together some amazing events for the Kickstarter. So, stay tuned!
We're also now on Instagram at Instagram.com/JungleCrewsPodcast. Take a peek there for the best of the Jungle Cruise photos...
Skipper Kyle (and Skipperette Jen)
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