Chuck Tales, WOO HOO!; S07 E03

December 12th, 2019

Well, it took us a bit, but we're finally back and running at full steam. Well, half steam? Sort of a teakettle full of steam. Either way, we're bringing you new episodes.

This episode we chat with Skipper Chuck, perhaps the only Muppet ever to be a Jungle Cruise Skipper. He worked in Orlando at the end of the 90's, and he brought his friend Skipper Brian Lynch with him. 

Now, this was originally a video podcast on YouTube, but we just dropped the audio here for your amusement. Should you like to see the full episode in all of it's puppety-glory, check out https://youtu.be/fOihlWsTMzI

Also, the Skipper Store has a new URL, so you can get us at http://TinyUrl.com/TheSkipperStore 

RERUN: All Good Things, S06 E13

November 17th, 2019

Two years ago we wrapped up the podcast and season 6 with my looking back over the prior 6 years of Skippertainment. This is the last episode in our "Rerun Recap", which has been going on since I rejoined Disney in 2017. After this I don't have any excuses, and we'll be bringing you new episodes and content soon. 

Thanks for all the continuing support. It's going to be an exciting year of Jungle Cruise movies and news, and we're going to be bringing you some great stories.

Kungaloosh!

Skipper Kyle

RERUN: Goodbye Mr Kipps; S06 E12

October 26th, 2019

So, the TFJC podcast is back, but we've got 2 more "rerun episodes" to put in your ear-holes while we get some new content together. This one is sort of an ironic episode, because when I recorded it Kipp had just left the Jungle while I had just decided to come back. Now, I've just left, and Kipp is back as a Skipper. Still, Kipp is one of the best Skips I've ever worked with, and one of the best human beings as well. An enjoyable chat with him, and more good stuff is coming soon.

Originally Published 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!

As always, catch us over at Facebook.com/JungleCrews

Jungle Crews: The Return; S07 E01

October 7th, 2019

Well, hey there Skips and Skipperettes from all across the wild and untamed lands known only as Internetland. Welcome back to Tales from the Jungle Cruise.

What a long, strange trip it's been. Two years back in the Jungle at Disneyland, and now I've parted ways again with a place that means so much to me. It was a tough decision, and a lot of people had asked me questions about my time back at the park, the state of the podcast, the Jungle Cruise movie, and so many other questions. I invite good friend Skipper Freddy Martin to the podcast to chat about all of that, and to bring us back into the podcast mode. 

We did put up a 30 minute video of the first part of our recording. We may be doing more recording on video, and I am going to put all 150 episodes of the audio podcast up on YouTube as well. 

Well, it's great to be back, and it's going to take me a while to ramp back up, but it's a great journey and I'm glad you are taking it with me.

Skipper Kyle

RERUN: Adventures in Fandom, pt 2; S06 E11

October 1st, 2019

Sorry for the long delay... Here's the second part of our conversation with Skipper Leo Camacho... We're busy "backstage" unpacking all the stuff around SkipCast HQ, getting ready to bring you another wave of Skippertainment. 

Skipper Kyle, busy as hell and loving it. 

RERUN: Adventures in Fandom, pt 1; S06 E10

September 13th, 2019

So, the guest from these next two episodes has really seen his career explode in the 2 years since we recorded with him. From being a host of a nationally broadcast video game show to being a visible brand ambassador and influencer within the world of fandom, Skipper Leo Camacho has really seen his stars on the rise. But even though his time at the WFJC was a short one, his takes on cosplay, the Disney Fandom, and Disney media has been insightful and he was a lovely guest on the show.

We only have 3 more episodes of wrap up, then we start with the new episodes. I hope you're as excited as I am.

Skipper Kyle

Originally Published February 21st, 2017

Hey there, Adventurers! This week on the Podcast, Skipper Leo Camacho, darling of the Disneyverse. We take 2 episode and chat about his time at Disneyland, his fandom experience, and how great of a time it is to be immersing yourself in fandom at this time. We have a great time with Leo, and he is a Skipper through and through. 

The second half of this episode will drop in 2 weeks, and we're looking forward to bringing you the rest of the story.

To check out Leo's YouTube channel, click HERE.

Skipper Kyle

RERUN: Adult Onset Adultness; S06 E09

August 24th, 2019

So, my time at Disney has again come to an end. The Jungle will go on without me, and the Podcast is returning soon. We've just got a few old episodes to recap, and we'll be back with new content.

This one is a sad one for me. Skipper Andrew Petersen was a friend, and a beloved Jungle colleague. Andrew passed a year ago, and none of us have been the same since. He was a huge part of our lives in the last 10 years of Adventureland, and I was so glad to have had an hour of his time to put onto a podcast episode. 

Originally Published February 13th, 2017

Like so many of our greatest episode titles, this one is a total inside joke that we won't be sharing. Still, trust me that it's funny.

Today's episode guest is living proof that if I wait long enough, I will interview everyone I work with when they leave the employ of The Mouse. Skipper Andrew Petersen is a goddamn delight, and I'm glad to have called him a strong acquaintance for the last 10 years, and a friend for part of that. (Or most... the details are foggy.) When Andrew left Disney last year, I knew we'd have to get him on the show. He has a reputation for telling good stories, and he does not disappoint. So, enjoy one of those episodes I have waited nearly 6 years to record! 

(And next week get a whole episode with my thoughts on my recent trip to WDW)

Skipper Kyle

RERUN: Nostalgia Cricket, pt 2; S06 E08

August 11th, 2019

Hey there, Adventurers! Glad to see you're still aboard, or ashore, or wherever you are. So much stuff to go over.

After 2 glorious years back at the Jungle Cruise, my time in a boat is ending. This coming Friday will be my last day with Disney, likely for the last time. That means new episodes are planned and in the works, but it may take me a little bit of time to get traction and get rolling again. Luckily, I have 3 more rerun episodes to go, and that will buy me some time.

Thanks for hanging with me for the last 24 months. I know it's been a long wait. Good things are on the horizon. (Oh, and this episode is the second episode with Tony Goldmark, chatting about the state of the parks as of 2 years ago. It's a really good interview, and one I really like...)

Originally Published January 30th, 2017

Part two of our chat with YouTube personality Tony Goldmark is here. We really hope you are enjoying his content online, and we start off this episode discussing his RiffTrax/MST3K style take on the Disneyland Opening Ceremonies Broadcast. 

We are headed to Orlando for the big Skipper Gathering there this weekend, so we'll be in reruns for a few weeks, and coming back at you with new episodes ASAP.

Kungaloosh!

Skipper Kyle

RERUN: Nostalgia Cricket, pt 1: S06 E07

July 27th, 2019

Hard to believe that we're nearly at the end of our rerun lovefest, and we're just around the corner from new episodes. 

This week we are re-running our time with Tony Goldmark, of the "Some Jerk With A Camera" Vlog, and theme park connoisseur. The first of 2 episodes where we chat about the state of the theme parks, particularly Disney and Universal. 

Originally Published January 23rd, 2017

It's really rare that we have a non-Skipper on the show. But, we occasionally get the chance to have someone on who is so entertaining, and has such good insight about the park experience, that we book them as quickly as we can. Plus, on top of that, our guest produced the YouTube video last year that had me laughing the hardest that I have ever laughed at a Disney produced tv special. That's right, Some Jerk with a Camera, Tony Goldmark, producer and creator of the Disneyland Opening Ceremony Riff videos, is joining us on the podcast. Besides being a strongly opinionated and humorous chap, he's also got an amazing insight into the Theme Park Fandom. We were super honored to have him join us. 

In case you want easy access, his videos can be found here...

Some Jerk With A Camera (CLICK HERE)

This is part 1, part 2 will roll out next week!

Skipper Kyle

RERUN: Skippers and Happy Hour, pt 2; S06 E06

July 19th, 2019

I'd love to say that after 8 years, I can stick to a weekly schedule, even with reruns, but this last week was a doozie for me. So, here's the second half of my chat with Katherine and Matt from the WDW Happy Hour Podcast 

Originally Published January 19th, 2017

Hey Adventurers! A little early from us, but never too much good Jungle stuff... We have a lot in the pipeline, so we wanted to put out this episode a little early so we can make sure next Tuesday's episode is good to go before our trip to Orlando. 

Today is the second half of our chat with the crew from the WDW Happy Hour podcast, Katherine and Matt. These guys are great supporters of the podcast, and their show is a solid show in it's first year. So, we love promoting them, and we thank them for all their help. We continue our discussion about where WDW is currently at, and chat more about tips for our visit.

Kungaloosh, everyone!

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