October 9, 2020

Coming Out Of Podcast Quarantine; S08 E01

Hey there, Adventurers! 2020 has been, well... you know. But we are now all set up with our new SkipCast Broadcasting Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and we're putting together new content for you in this tumultuous time...

This episode we get to meet and chat with Skipper John Rose, a Skip at Disneyland from 1991 to 1996, and a little extra bonus from 2001-2003. We had a fantastic time getting our wheels back on the ground and chatting about his time as Adventureland was going through the changes of the mid 90's. Super great discussion, and we really hope you enjoy it!

July 16, 2020

The Quarantine Update Episode: S07 E07

Hey there, Adventurers! This episode is a 20 minute "catch up" on what's been happening with the podcast, the ride, the merch, the pandemic, and Skipper Kyle. It's a non-interview episode where Kyle just chats at the microphone. So, be forewarned.

Keep in touch with us, more episodes coming as we get them put together. (So, our normal thing we've been doing for 8 years)

May 4, 2020

Once Upon A Gruber; S07 E06

Hey there, Adventurekateers! Your old pal Skipper Kyle here, with another episode of Skippertainment for you, to help keep you through these quarantined times...

Today we are going to chat with a contemporary of mine, and someone I've been trying to get onto the show for a few years. Like 8. Skipper Jon Gruber! Jon was a Skipper, Trainer, and Lead in the late 00's to early Teens, and he was always a positive and energetic force on the docks. I loved working with him, and thought he would have some fun stories, and he did not disappoint.

We know that this is a challenging time for everyone, and we appreciate the Skipper community and how supportive it has been. Thanks for all the kind Emails and words, and we are going to work on continuing to bring you episodes as often as we can.

April 12, 2020

TFJC Live Show; S07 E05

Hey there, Quarantined Adventurers! We have something a little different for this week's episode. We took "calls" from Jungle Cruise Skips from around the world, and gave them a chance to tell their own stories. If you want to be part of the next round of this, send your 5-7 minute audio clip to JungleCrews@gmail.com. We've got more Skippertainment coming to you in the weeks ahead, and we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

March 8, 2020

30 Years of WDW Greatness; S07 E04

Howdy, everyone! It's been a rough and wild holiday season and start to the new year. I forgot how working retail drains me during Thanksgiving/Xmas, and how no one wants to record podcasts during that time. 

Well, we are back in the swing of things, and have interviews set for the next few weeks. This one is a special one that took us a solid 2.5 years to set up. Skipper Jeff Lessel has been on my "get list" since 2015 or so, and I was so happy when he became available to record with us. For those of you who are not WDW acquainted, Jeff was a Skip from 1989 for about 20 years, and then he moved over to the Hall of Presidents for 10 years. He was a MK fixture, and has taken as many trips as nearly any Skipper in WDW history. 

Keep passing around the Podcast and Facebook links, and as always, drop into the Apple store and leave us a like and a review. It really helps us with the visibility.

December 12, 2019

Chuck Tales, WOO HOO!; S07 E03

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 

November 17, 2019

RERUN: All Good Things, S06 E13

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.


Skipper Kyle

October 26, 2019

RERUN: Goodbye Mr Kipps; S06 E12

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

October 7, 2019

Jungle Crews: The Return; S07 E01

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

October 1, 2019

RERUN: Adventures in Fandom, pt 2; S06 E11

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.