RERUN: The Two Non-Dons, pt 1; S04 E06

May 11th, 2018

Skipper Wayne Martin was one of the first big fans of the show who reached out to us, and he has continued that amazing support for the 7 years since the podcast launched. He has always been such a great fan, that we wanted to make sure he joined us on the show. He is joined by his friend Skipper Patrick O'Brien, a fantastic gentleman, Skip, and musician. 


<<Copied from the original episode post, September 30, 2014>>

Here we go, my friends, another week of podcast goodness...

This week, we break our 2.5 month tradition of only having guys named "Don" on the podcast. We sit down with Skipper Wayne Martin and Skipper Pat O'Brien to chat about their time at Disneyland in the 80's and 90's... What follows is a barrage of Disney trivia, stories of the parks, and the kind of good natured discussion you've come to expect from us here at the Worldwide Leaders in Adventure... 
This is the first half, and the next will be up in 2 weeks. Hope your fall is starting off as well as ours is!

RERUN: The Friend of Disneyland, pt 2; S04 E05

May 5th, 2018

The second half of our interview with Skipper Don Bobbs, recorded live in Santa Barbara, CA, and released September 16th, 2014.


RERUN: The Friend of Disneyland, pt 1; S04 E04

May 1st, 2018

This episode was a hidden gem, as I didn't really understand the history that Skipper Don Bobbs had under his belt until the interview started, and then it just kept unfolding like a lotus of amazing memories. Don was a fixture at the Jungle for a very long time, and so many people reached out to me after this interview to share their stories of him. This interview turned into one of my very favorite ones of the 6 year run, and is one of the first episodes I point new listeners to.


(Copied text from the original episode posting, September 2nd, 2014)

Wow, is this week's episode a doozie. Skipper Don Bobbs is with us, recounting highlights from his 16 years at Disneyland, starting in 1968. That's right, the 60's. We're getting historical and hysterical this week. Don was a guest favorite, and since the time I started this podcasts, I had requests from many to have him on the show. I'm super excited to have him, and it was a great interview.

On another note, I finally invested in a wind screen for my microphone and better noise reduction, so even though it's outside, it's a lot better audio quality. Let me know if you think so. Part 2 of this will be up on Sept 16th.

RERUN: 18 Inches to Glory, the Don Chapman Story, pt 3; S04 E03

April 27th, 2018

The final episode of our three parter with legendary Skipper Don Chapman. 


RERUN: 18 Inches to Glory, the Don Chapman Story, pt 2; S04 E02

April 24th, 2018

The second half of my conversation with the legendary Don Chapman...

(The following is the original descriptin of the episode from August 2nd, 2014)

Hey there everybody! Welcome back. This is the second part of our three part episode with Don and Lois Chapman. Of course, you're probably reading this because you've already heard the first part, so I won't belabor the point...

The response from our first episode with Don has been fantastic, and we've picked up so many new subscribers and listeners! Thanks, everyone, we've got a lot of great interviews coming for you this year. 
See you on August 19th for part 3 of this great series.

RERUN: 18 Inches To Glory, the Don Chapman Story; S04 E01

April 20th, 2018

Each generation of the Jungle, there is a Skipper and a Lead that epitomizes that era. For the 00's it was Gerry York. For many people in the recent era, it was Jasen Lewis. For the late 90's, only one name mattered... Don Chapman. Don was a force of nature at the Jungle Cruise, and every interview with any Skipper even close to his era included Don stories. I was lucky enough to get to spend nearly 4 hours recording with him, and got so many great stories. One of my "long term goals" was always to go back and edit myself out a litle bit and condense this into a single hour with a little tighter feel, but this was already edited heavily and is the first of 3 episodes with Don. 

(The following is the original episode description for this episode, posted July 22, 2014)

Damn, that is one long episode name. But, if there's another Skipper we could get on the show who epitomizes the Jungle Cruise experience better, it's not clear to me who that is.

Skipper Don Chapman and his wife, Lois, sat down with me for a whole 2 hours for a trip down the River of Memories. Don was a fixture at the Jungle for nearly 2 decades, and was at Disneyland from 1981 to 2003. Stories of his no-nonsense style were passed down even after he left the park. He was held in the highest regard by his co-workers, and it was such an incredible pleasure chatting with him. 
We've got 3 whole episodes with Don, and we'll have more good stuff coming in September. Our 4th year promises to be amazing, and we're looking forward to lots of great Jungle Goodness. Let us know what you thought of the episode. 

RERUN: The Hipster Cowboy, pt 2; S03 E18

April 17th, 2018

Here is the second half of our time chatting with Skipper Chris Egan, and going back to his time at Disneyland's Jungle Cruise.


(The following is the original post announcing this episode on July 8th, 2014)

Well, we've come to another year, here at the Jungle Crews. (Technically it's August 1st, but there's a reason we're calling this the last episode of the year... read on.)

 This episode we are back with the second half of our interview with Skipper Chris Egan, a man of two worlds... Disney and Knotts. Each one fighting for survival within him. Which shall win? The world may never know.
Anyway, the other reason we're calling this the last episode of the year is that in 2 weeks, we start a 3 part series with a truly amazing gentleman. He was part of Jungle history from 1981 to 2003, and this is a super special chat with someone who means a lot to so many at Jungle. So, join us on July 22nd to find out who will be starting our 4th year telling these stories.
Thank you, as always, for being so incredibly supportive. Our numbers are the best they've ever been, and we have such fantastic listeners. If you have any comments you want read on the 4th anniversary show, send us an Email at

RERUN: The Hipster Cowboy, pt 1; S03 E17

April 13th, 2018

Skipper Chris Egan was (sort of) a contemporary of mine, as we overlapped in 2007 or so. At this point in the podcast history, we had just come off a long run of Skips from the 70's and 80's, and I wanted to have something "different" if I was going to feature Skips from the 00's. Chris definitely brought that, as he at the time was a current Knotts Berry Farm employee, and he was able to give us some interesting perspectives on working at both places.


(the following is the original post from the June 4th, 2014 episode description)

Hello out there to all the members of our Podcast family! Is it time for another podcast?  

This week we're chatting with a very recent JC cast member. Skipper Chris Egan was at the Jungle Cruise from '07 to '09. So why are we chatting with yet another member of the post-millennial Skipper generation? Well, it's because Chris is the first cast member we've had who also works at Knott's Berry Farm, and we get to chat about his experiences as free form roaming entertainment there. 
This one is part 1 of 2 episodes, and we'll have part 2 up on July 8th. After that, we should have a very special treat on tap for you, and I'm making all the last arrangements for a truly fantastic interview. 

RERUN: Our Buddy, Skipper George S03 E16

April 10th, 2018

Skipper George Trullinger was an icon of his era. Not only is he currently a channeler of celebrity personality, (I understand that the term "impersonator" has fallen out of favor) but he also is a musician and a darn great guy. The people that worked with him speak of him with great reverence, and he showed his incredible character by taking a 1 hour break from his family when he was at Disneyland and coming over to Trader Sam's to record a podcast with us. The funny part was that Skipper Fred Eich just happened to be in the area and joined us, totally out of the blue. It led to a really fun episode with some very iconic Jungle stories.

(The following is the original posted description of the episode...)

Hey Adventurekateers, it's time for more Skippertainment! (Yeah, I know, I'm sorry about both of those words...)

So, this week we sit down with Skipper George Trullinger. Buddy Holly impersonator, competitive eater, and winner of the Newberry award for young readers. Well, one of those things, anyway... he's also an incredibly nice guy, and has more stories than we could ever cram into an hour long podcast. 
But we tried. For you. Because... You.

RERUN: The Bicentennial Skipper, Pt 1; S03 E15

April 7th, 2018

Here is the second half of the episode with our friend from the 70's, Kevin Cavanaugh. The ending bit of this episode is one of my favorite moments, as we get an interesting story about Kevin and Gene Roddenberry... 


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