RERUN: Doctor Stephanie Grace, Attorney at Law; S04 E16

July 3rd, 2018

There are few people I enjoyed working with as much as this Skipper, and we've always had a lot to chat about since then. (We share a love of board gaming, for example...) This was a fun episode as a follow up to the more serious discussion of the prior episode, and while we did get off topic, it was worth the side journey.

<< Originally Published March 31st, 2015>>

It's that time again, Adventurers!

 This week we have the incredible Skipper Stephanie Grace with us for the first of her two part visit. I worked with the lovely Doctor starting back in 2006, and she was always a delight on the docks. I knew she had some great stories to tell, and after the last episode going so far back in time, I thought we could use a trip back to the future.
 
We'll see you back here in 2 weeks!
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RERUN: First Around The River; S04 E15

June 26th, 2018

When I look back over the 6 years we were doing the podcast, I sort of wonder which episode would I want to hang my hat on, which is the one that I think is the best representation about what we did. This episode is probably that one.

The story of how we came across Skipper Warren Asa is a strange one, and after we had our interview the guys at the OC Register went out and did a video and text interview of him. He's one of two Skippers that we interviewed who were there on the first week of Disneyland's operation. Skipperette Jen had just joined our operation a few months before, and a week before this episode went up, we were featured on The Nerdist podcast. Our episodes then started blowing up and we were getting 40,000 listens per episode. We made a few mistakes on how we handled all that early publicity, but in the long run it was still a great time and a great rush. I was handling a totally different operation in the space of a few weeks. I started getting more serious about what we were doing, about content, and about how we promoted. It was sort of the glory days of the podcast, and I'm so happy that I got to have this part of the journey.

<< Originally posted March 17th, 2015>>

What a strange and wonderful journey around the River that this podcast has been, my friends. Well, today, it gets even more strange and wonderful.

When I started this back in 2011, I never expected that eventually I would be interviewing a Skipper from the 1950's, let alone a Skipper like Warren Asa. Warren's first day in a bote was July 17, 1955, on the opening day of Disneyland. He was among the first of his kind, helping create both the adventure of Disneyland, and the adventures in the Jungle. I was really lucky to get to spend an hour chatting with him about what brought him to Disneyland, his time as a Skipper, and a bit about his life. It was a wonderful interview, and I hope that you guys enjoy it as much as I did.
 
Skipper Kyle
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RERUN: The Coach, pt 2: S04 E14

June 19th, 2018

Here's the second interview with Skipper Kerry Iannazzo, and congrats to the Coach on his recent marriage!

<<Originally published March 2nd, 2015>>

Hey, everyone... So, the good news is that we've started building up a decent catalog of recorded episodes, and for this week we're putting up a new episode instead of our every-other week re-run. We're rejoining the second half of our interview with Skipper Kerry Iannazzo, and rejoin his history of working at Disneyland from 1976 to 1985.

 
Next week we'll have a re-run, but the week after that, we've got a very special treat in store, so stay tuned.
 
Skipper Kyle
 
 
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RERUN: The Coach, pt 1: S04 E13

June 15th, 2018

Hey Adventurers! Just a few updates as we reach the 2/3 point of our podcast re-run.

As soon as this is finished, which is probably sometime in the fall, we are probably going to continue some level of hosting the episodes. Still, we recommend that you download whatever you want to keep for posterity, because we don't know how long they will exist on the internets. With Skipper Kyle back at Disney, it's now a situation where we don't feel like we can create more Jungle Crews content without stepping on his work integrity and causing conflicts. So, enjoy, pass it around and share it, and keep supporting us at our Redbubble Skipper Store, http://JungleCrews.redbubble.com

 

<<Original post from February 24, 2015>>

When I started sitting down with my friends and recording our Jungle stories, I never imagined I would some day venture back to the 1970's and hear stories of Disneyland around the Bicentennial and going into the early 80's. This week's episode is the first of two episodes with Skipper Kerry Iannazzo, who graced the docks from 1976-1985. When speaking with all of the other early 80's Skips, every one of them told me I needed to talk to Kerry. Not only does he have a great way with telling stories, but he just is an incredibly nice guy who I would have loved to have worked with. 30 years after he has left the park, and nearly 40 years after he hired in, this guy still has the Jungle Water flowing through his veins. 

 See you guys in 2 weeks for the next part of the interview!
 
Skipper Kyle
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RERUN: The Recently Departed, pt 2; S04 E12

June 11th, 2018

<<Originally Published February 10th, 2015>>

This week we're back with a new episode. This one is part 2 of our sit down with Skippers Kevin Hall and Mercedes Cademartori. We chat Jingle Cruise, their favorite guest experiences, celebrity run in's, and the joy of sitting on top of waterfalls. I had a great time chatting with them, and I hope you guys enjoy it too.

 
If you are enjoying your Jungle Crews experience, please share us with your friends. There's cute little "Share" icons at the bottom of our page here. You can also join us on Facebook, at Facebook.com/JungleCrews.
 
It's been a crazy week for the podcast, and I'm very excited about all the interviews we have been able to line up because of our new exposure. No promises, but we might get enough of a catalog that we can go to a weekly publishing schedule. We'll see how it goes. 
 
Kungaloosh, everyone! And let us know your thoughts on the podcast... JungleCrews@Gmail.com
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RERUN: The Recently Departed, pt 1; S04 E11

June 8th, 2018

<<Originally published January 27th, 2015>>

Happy New Year, everyone. 2015 is here, and our Winter Break is over. We're back for another year of Skippertainment, and great podcasts!

We start our year out with Skippers Mercedes Cademartori and Kevin Hall. Kevin now has a record with the podcast that may never be beaten. "Most Recently Employed to then Podcast", as he left the company a mere 3 days before this podcast was recorded. We had a great time chatting about all things current, as well as Jingle Cruise and their experiences at Disneyland. It was a great time, and was very much a great way for us to start 2015. We have a LOT of great new guests coming on the show, and for once my recording schedule is busier than my available time. 

If you are new to the podcasts, join us over at Facebook.com/JungleCrews. It's a perfect place to catch up, and to get your daily fill of Disney and Jungle history. 
 
Kungaloosh, everyone! And we'll see you next week!
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RERUN: Borrowed Content; S04 E10

June 6th, 2018

So, during the course of the 6 year run of the podcast, I got asked to be on a number of different other podcasts. (The podcast game is a lot of the same people being traded around to everyone's shows to try to help build listenerships...) Luckily, the show I wound up doing in this episode was one where I was able to get to know the hosts, and have a good time. The Sweep Spot Podcast is a pair of Custodial CM's who have a very "broom's eye" view of the resort, and they have been around nearly as long as I have. The sad thing is that this was the second time we taped this particular episode, and the first one had audio quality issues, so we had to re-record.

<<Originally published December 9th, 2014>>

Hey there, Adventurekateers,

 
It's that time of year again... Rerun season. But, this one is new to most of you. I did a little interview over on a podcast called "The Sweep Spot", and they were generous enough to let me rebroadcast it here on the SkipCast Network. (December, always a tough month for us to put up content, but I love the ex-custodial guys over at TSS, and I had a great time doing a podcast with them...)
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RERUN: The Art of Being a Skipper, pt 2; S04 E09

May 25th, 2018

The second half of my chat with Skipper Matt Leiker

 

<Original text from November 24, 2014>

Hey there, Jungle Fans! 

 Here's the second half of our great chat with Skipper Matt Leiker. We chat a bit more about his time at Disney, but also about his art. His website is www.WorldOfMateo.com, and he does some really amazing images. Have a great week, and let us know what you think in the comments...
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RERUN: The Art of Being a Skipper, pt 1; S04 E08

May 23rd, 2018

Hey there, Adventurers!

The time machine occasionally has a few glitches, so apologies on the late episode. This episode we sit down with Skipper Matt Leiker. It was a fun interview for me because Matt and I have a few things in common outside of the Jungle Cruise. This is part 1 of 2. I hope you are all enjoying the run through the old episodes. It's crazy we are more than half way done now.

 

<Original post from November 11, 2014>

Welcome back, everyone! 

 Sorry about the sporadic updates. The fall and winter is a really hard time for us to line up interviews, and it has been every year. But, I think we're good through the end of 2014.
 
This week's episode is a chat with Skipper Matt Leiker. Matt was at Disneyland from 1990 to 96, and has a really great perspective as a Skip, trainer, lead, and general Disney enthusiast. I had a great time chatting with him, and going back through his memories. Part 2 will be up in 2 weeks.
 
Thanks again, everyone, and enjoy the episode!
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RERUN: Two Non-Dons, pt 2; S04 E07

May 15th, 2018

The second half of our interview with Skipper Wayne Manuel and Patrick O'Brien... 

 

<<Originally posted October 21st, 2014>>

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