RERUN: A Well Traveled Rhoads, pt 2: S03 E09

February 26th, 2018

Here's our second half of our intervifew with Skipper Jeff Rhoads. Jeff has helped us out so much over hte years with guest acquisition and information, that we really feel like we owe him a genuine debt of gratitude... He's a heck of a guy.

Sorry for the late update on these. I got back from Aulani and then had 8 days straight of work, which then led me to a really bad upper respiratory infection. Trudging through it now, starting to feel better. Thanks for the patience.

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RERUN: A Well Traveled Rhoads, pt 1: S03 E08

February 16th, 2018

The third season of the podcast started off with some of the best content that we have had, and some truly amazing Skippers. When we got to the 8th episode, I didn't know what to expect. Skipper Jeff Rhoads is a bit of a mild mannered chap at first, but that soft spoken nature led to some amazing (and sometimes unbelievable) stories about his time at Disneyland in the 70's. He was a fan and historian of the attraction, and his love of the Jungle is clear. So many other Skips came to me after my interview with Jeff, and I feel so lucky that I was able to share in his experiences at Disneyland... 

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RERUN: The Mayor of the Jungle; S03 E07

February 13th, 2018

When you are involved in any project as long as this, you will always get asked what your "Favorite" episode is. While there are a lot of episodes that I am really proud of, none of them in my opinion meet the standard that Skipper John Duran set forth. This episode is powerful, connected, funny, and most of all is a great chance to meet an amazing man. Mayor and Skipper John Duran is as charismatic of an individual as I have ever met, and his history both with Disney, and in the West Hollywood community is a fantastic story. I was really lucky to get this hour with him, and I think we made the most of the time. I really hope you all enjoy... 

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RERUN: More Fun with Tim and Sue, pt 2; S03 E06

February 9th, 2018

The second half of a very fun episode, where we sit down with Skippers Sue B and Tim Meltreger... 

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RERUN: Tim and Sue’s Great Adventure, Pt 1; S03 E05

February 6th, 2018

To say that Skipper Sue B is a legend amongst 1990's Jungle Cruise Skips would be an understatement. A fierce proponent of the rights of female Cast Members, a fearless leader in the area, and... oh... yeah, the first of the ladies to permanently earn their homes on the Jungle boats. Sue is a fantastic lady, and I was so glad to get her on board. 

Oh, and Skipper Tim Meltreger has done some stuff too. I mean, some pretty cool stuff. But he's no Sue B. 

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RERUN: On The Empowered Disney Woman; S03 E04

February 2nd, 2018

Our marathon of reruns continues, as we review all of our episodes one last time. This week, it's the second half of our episode with the incredible Skipper Laura. Besides being one of the first female Skips on the river, she also knows how to tell a great story, and we spin our yarns back to the 90's at Disneyland... enjoy!

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RERUN: Boobs; Insult to Injury, pt 1; S03 E03

January 26th, 2018

This episode holds a very close spot to my heart. Skipper Laura Huff was not only an amazing Skipper, and one of the first 4 ladies to become a Skip in 1995, but since this taping she has become one of the closest and dearest friends that I have. There's an amazing bond that happens with Skips, even if you were a different generation, and this lady is amazing.

The episode was a solid two parter as well, and I feel like we got a lot of the Eisner era changes in this episode, and what it was like working in the mid 90's. A lot of name dropping of other amazing people who worked on the rivers, but just a solidly fun episode, and one of my first Skype interviews that didnt have audio issues.

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RERUN: That’s Skippertainment, pt 2; S03 E02

January 22nd, 2018

The second half of our interview with Skippers John Patrick and Joey Gassmann, from August 2013. 

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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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