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!

RERUN: Skippers and Happy Hour, S06 E05

July 2nd, 2019

One of the great thing about the last 8 years of Skippertainment is that I've been a guest on so many podcasts, sharing my Jungle Cruise stories. One of those great moments was January 2017, and the WDW Happy Hour podcast. Matt and Katherine have become not only great Jungle Cruise supporters, but great friends. We do a lot of cross pollination of our podcasts, and their podcast is one of only 2-3 Disney podcasts that I listen regularly to. They do a great job, have fun discussions, and nice Disney news recaps. Plus, alcohol! So, here's the first part of our two part interview from their show.

Originally Published January 10th, 2017

The last few months of 2016 limped past, and 2017 staggered in the door drunk. At least we have a podcast episode to truly celebrate the sort of inebriation that was needed to handle the last 3 months.

We are joined by the hosts of the WDW Happy Hour podcast in a cross polination of our shows, and also because Katherine and Matt are two fun guys who I really enjoyed chatting with. They were big supporters of the Jungle Crews podcast last year, and I wanted our audience to get to know them a little bit. We chat Disney remake movies, WDW vs Disneyland, and of course the best places to eat and drink at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Lots of good fun, and an enjoyable 2 part episode. 

Thanks for sticking through the dry times. We love you guys. All of you. Except Dave. You know who you are, Dave.

Kungaloosh!

RERUN: Skipper Stories, S06 E04

June 26th, 2019

Here's the part where I go "holy crap, I've known Dave Marley for nearly 17 years...". We're still doing our reruns for the time being until we get all the old episodes out there, but this one is a special one. The author of "Skipper Stories", "Skipper Stories 2, Electric Boogaloo", and "Really, Even More Skipper Stories?" sat down with us to chat about his time at the Jungle, the pantsless life of a Professor, and writing a book about the place we all have grown to love.

Originally Published December 9th, 2016

New episodes have returned! This week we sit down with Skipper David Marley, author of the new book "Skipper Stories" to chat about what he learned during his time writing the book about the history of the Jungle and those who have dared to adventure on it. 

His book is available here, from Amazon.

We're continuing to push forward into the new year, and we appreciate all the support. Keep your eyes open, we're still doing a lot of fun stuff in the upcoming months.

Kungaloosh!

Holy Crap, A New Episode! S06.5 E01

June 5th, 2019

Well, after 2 years, we have a new episode... sort of. I mean, it is new, but it's not strictly a Jungle or interview episode. Hi there, I'm Skipper Kyle, and I'd like to announce the return of Tales from the Jungle Crews.

My time with Disney is coming to an end in a few months, and with that, I am able to start producing some new content again. This episode is a in-betweener from Season 6 to Season 7, as I take you through my experiences at the Black Spire Outpost at Galaxy's Edge, and give you some updates about my life, the Jungle, and what to expect in the coming months from the podcast.

I'm looking forward to coming back and bringing you some new Skippertainment! Kungaloosh, my friends!

Skipper Kyle

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