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


RERUN: Kyle Gets His Heart Broken; S01 E10

May 4th, 2017

 Aloha from Hawaii! Here's a late rerun for the week. I'm on Island Time, so my schedule has been dependent on my WiFi availability. 

Skipper Mike Robles is no stranger to our podcast. 6 years ago he joined us for our 10th episode, and has appeared on the podcast more than any other Skipper. Mike is now married, has a son, and is a social media influencer in the world of card games and online nerdery in general. This episode has been unavailable on the RSS feed for over 2 years, so I thought it was time to bump it back up.

Enjoy! I'll be back from paradise soon, and we've got some amazing new ideas for t-shirts that will be coming your way soon!

May the 4th be with you!

Skipper Kyle


RERUN: The Beach Robbery; S01 E09

April 25th, 2017

Hey there, Adventurers!

I'm off soaking in the Aloha in Hawaii right now, and we're going to be on break for a few weeks. But we're still bringing you some of the older episodes that were "lost" in our podcast feeds. Some of these haven't been on the servers for up to 2 years! 

This week we go back to 2011 and our first chat with Skipper James Greathouse. We had just started broadening our guest list from people I had worked with to other Skippers, and James was eager to tell his stories. I had a great time chatting with him, and am glad that 6 years later this episode shows a lot of the "voice" of the podcast that we'd be eventually going for.

Enjoy, everyone! 

Skipper Kyle


RERUN: Blue Tuesday; S01 E05

April 18th, 2017

Happy Tuesday, Adventurers!

So, if you have been around the podcast for any length of time, you know we run into these "lulls" where we have a hard time lining up guests for the show. I'm working on a few for the future, but I am also going on vacation from April 23rd to May 7th. I'll be putting up reruns for the next 3 weeks, and working to get new episodes up as soon as possible. 

I hope everyone is enjoying the Jungle Cruise movie news... I personally think Dwayne is a great choice for the lead of this movie, and some of my 'backstage magic" details that I know have made me very hopeful for the film. We have 2 more years to wait, but we'll keep you up to date on all the details as we learn them.

Kungaloosh, everyone! I'll see you when I get back from Hawaii, tanned and relaxed.

Skipper Kyle


RERUN: Blue Monday; S01 E04

April 11th, 2017

Hey Adventurers!

No new episode this week... We're still working on lining up guests, and that can always be a bit of a challenge. I have a few things in the works, so bear with us.

This week we're putting back up some of the "lost" first season episodes that disappeared off our podcast feeds and servers. This was our 4th episode, all the way back in 2011. Skipper Joey and Skipper Trevor were part of the reason I even thought about doing the podcast thing, as they are the Statler and Waldorf of the Jungle Cruise. This episode is a lot more free-form and comedy based than story based, but we had a great time chatting, and it's a good throw-back to the days that these guys had their own show.

Kungaloosh, everyone!


RERUN: Skipper Dave C; S01 E03

April 4th, 2017

So, this episode was our third published episode, and was still very early on as we were figuring things out. But, I realized that it has been off the RSS feed for about 2 years, and a lot of people may not have heard this episode. This goes all the way back to 2011, and Skipper Dave Casella. I adored working with Dave, and I think everyone on the docks felt the same way that I did. We were still getting our feet under us, and learning some of the technical aspects of the podcast, but I think the episode holds up. (and there's some great modern Jungle stories and history in it.)

We do apologize to everyone whose RSS feed got spammed last week with dozens of downloads of old shows. It was a technical problem on our podcast host's side, not ours, and I am sorry if it was an inconvenience for you. We live in the future, and the robot overlords sometimes make mistakes.

Skipper Kyle


Goodbye Mr. Kipps; S06 E12

March 27th, 2017

It's the end of an Era on the Jungle Cruise. Skipper Kipp Hart has left the river after 13 years back and forth with the company. But, that sadness is our benefit, as we are now able to welcome Kipp back to the show to take a more intimate look at his time with the company, his rise as a stand up comedian, and what wisdom he has to impart to the next generation of Jungle Skippers.

Kipp also shares great stories of Skippers he has worked with, as well as a great Jason Alexander and a fun Chris Hardwick story. Definitely a must-listen episode!

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