188 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
TWR Listeners Lounge - Our Patriotism Show
Today, Walt and Alan welcome guest, Barry King from B.K. on the Air to join them in a discussion about patriotism. They open with thoughts on celebrating Independence Day in America and what it means to them. After a brief discussion, they get into the heart of the discussion. To prepare for the show, they each came up with a topic and those would be used to create a TOP 5 list. The topics were: Patriotic Music, Patriotic Figures (real) and Patriotic Films. Top 5 Patriotic Songs Walt 1. America the Beautiful by Ray Charles 2. Ragged Old Flag by Johnny Cash 3. American Soldier by Toby Keith 4. God Bless America by Kate Smith 5. America by Neil Diamond Honorable Mentions: In America by Charlie Daniels Band and Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue by Toby Keith Barry 1. The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa 2. Back in the USA by Chuck Berry 3. America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates / Samuel A. Ward 4. This is My Country by Don Ray and Al Jacobs 5. America by Neil Diamond Honorable Mentions: Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key, God Bless America by Kate Smith and Livin’ in America by James Brown Alan 1. America by Neil Diamond 2. Proud to be an American by Lee Greenwood 3. Pink Houses by John Mellencamp 4. Ballad of the Green Beret by SSGT. Barry Sadler 5. Battle of New Orleans by Johnny Horton Honorable Mentions: America the Beautiful by Ray Charles, Take me Home, Country Roads by John Denver, and This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie Top 5 Patriotic Figures Barry 1. George Washington 2. Chuck Yeager 3. Paul Revere 4. General Douglas MacArthur 5. Normal Rockwell Honorable Mentions: Audie Murphy, Neil Armstrong, Bob Hope, Gary Sinise Alan 1. Abraham Lincoln 2. George Washington 3. Thomas Jefferson 4. Ronald Reagan 5. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honorable Mentions: George S. Patton, James Madison, Jackie Robinson Walt 1. George Washington 2. General George S. Patton 3. Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain 4. Henry Ford 5. Daniel Boone Honorable Mentions: General Jimmy Doolittle, General Douglas MacArthur, Paul Revere, Ronald Reagan, Ed DiGilio Top 5 Patriotic Movies Alan 1. Patton 2. Saving Private Ryan 3. The Patriot 4. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 5. Apollo 13 Honorable Mentions: Miracle, Captain America: The First Avenger, 13 Hours Walt 1. The Longest Day 2. Patton 3. Miracle 4. Top Gun (1986) 5. Flags of Our Fathers Honorable Mentions: Midway (1976), Midway (2019), Sergeant York and Saving Private Ryan Barry 1. The Patriot 2. The Right Stuff 3. Sergeant York 4. Yankee Doodle Dandy 5. Captain America: The First Avenger Honorable Mentions: Patton, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, MacArthur, The Longest Day and Red Dawn (1984) Make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listeners' Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. And don’t forget you can support the show by visiting our Patreon page where they have a ton of exclusive content! You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
86 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
TWR Listeners Lounge - Welcome to Season 5
After a 6 month hiatus, one that we had not planned to last that long, we are back and ready to bring you season 5. It's going to be a little different due to the changes in our lives, but we will be giving you content through the rest of the year. Today we spend time catching up, revisiting the movies and shows we've been watching, chat about Father's Day and give you a sneak peek at what is going to drop next month in time for Independence Day! So, kick back, relax and get ready for the return of The WIlder Ride Listeners Lounge. Also, make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. And don't forget you can support the show by visiting our Patreon page where they have a ton of exclusive content! You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
130 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Christmas Show and Season Finale
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray bring you their Christmas Show and Season Finale to season 4. They bring you some of their favorite Christmas songs, both secular and religious. They also share some of their Christmas traditions, both old and new. Alan and Walt then share their current top 10 favorite Christmas films to watch during the holiday season. As they begin to wind down the show, they share some of their best Christmas memories from childhoods. That conversation evolves into how they both look at Christmas now as adults with children. As they end, both Alan and Walt are thankful for the year that just was and are looking forward to season 5 in 2022. Also, make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
149 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Eric Von Haessler
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray sit down for a chat with the host of the Von Haessler Doctrine, Eric Von Haessler. Although the goal was to start at the beginning, the discussion took on a life of it's own. Rather than the usual trip down memory lane, Alan and Walt spent time chatting with Eric about our current cultural state. It's impossible to know the fullest extent of social media and the internet, but it's hard to ignore the impact on society. From celebrities to politicians, becoming and influencer is akin to the accumulation of power. It's no longer about the will of the people or the Founding Fathers. Rather, it's about popularity and likes, follows, and retweets. This discussion eventually does turn to the creation of The Von Haessler Doctrine. Eric spends time talking about his evolution from The Regular Guys to 911 to losing his job. But, after years of struggling to stay relevent, working on a daily podcast, the opportunity arose to return to the airwaves with a brand new show. Since then, Eric has never looked back, focused squarely on the future of his show and, concurrently, on the future of our great Republic. After the interview, Eric hangs out as Alan and Walt dive into some strange news items, weighing in on them with his own brand of humor. Then, to wrap up the show, all three dive into the entertainment segment where they discuss what they've been watching, reading and listening to over the past week. WATCHING Walt has been diving into season 3 of Lost in Space. He also re-watching We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson and the documentary The Pacific. Alan continues to give The Wheel of Time a chance, but even after five episodes, he is dubious. He loves the Disney+ series, Hawkeye, which is on episode 3. With the holidays upon us, Alan also watched Die Hard. He then revisited Enders Game, streaming in 4K. He loves watching the YouTube channels, Ashleigh Burton, Popcorn in Bed and The TRY Channel. Eric is starting on the new seasons of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Expanse. He also loved the new documentary, Get Back, on Disney+. READING Walt is finishing, "Killing the Mob,'" and is next set to read, "Killing LIncoln.." Alan has completed, "Dune." Eric has been into, "2666," and, "The Savage Detectives," by Roberto Belano. Eric is also deep into the science book, "The Big Picture," by Sean M. Carroll. LISTENING Walt continues to listen to the Radio Labyrinth podcast. He also just listened to the most recent episode of the WTF with Mark Maron interviewing guest, Benedict Cumberbatch. He also was on The Dirty Harry Minute discussing the film, Sudden Impact. Alan never misses new episodes of the 60MW Podcast, The Time Bandits Minute and continues to listen to a ton of Christmas music. Eric has been listening to the Beatles catalog and any shows that have to do with whether or not Shakespeare really wrote those plays. Also, make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
112 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Jim Dunham
In this episode, Alan Sanders and Walt Murray chat with cowboy historian, performer and artist, Jim Dunham. Jim joined us back in season two as an Old West expert to help with with five episodes of Blazing Saddles. This time we wanted to get his history. Jim Dunham first became fascinated by the Old West after watching the Davy Crocket Show on The Wonderful World of Disney. The show led him to the library to read more about him and other characters from the West. By the time he was in college, he was taking acting classes and learning how to speed-draw and do gun tricks. Jim loved to learn the history of the West and soon found a job at 20th Century Fox studios performing in a Wild West Show. His career was growing when he was called to serve in the Army for a time. When he finished his service, he tried to get back into the film industry, but wasn't making any in-roads. He created a one-man show, performing all over the United States. Along the way, he would help actors with proper gun techniques. He also made himself available to help with Western screenplays. One of those just happened to be for the film, Tombstone, by Kevin Jarre. Tombstone, though still not entirely accurate, may be the closest we can get to the events leading up to and after the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The Booth Western Art Museum Jim found his way to NW Georgia, getting hired as a special projects manager at the Booth Western Art Museum. The museum is a world-class, Smithsonian affiliate. In 2020 and 2021, it was listed as the number one art museum in the United States according to a USA Today Reader's poll. While continuing to work at the museum, Jim created a 30 minute show, recreating the OK Corral gunfight every October during the Cowboy festival. Jim still loves to tell stories, even if his draw is getting slower. At the age of 78, he still loves to entertain an audience and hopes to keep doing so for years to come. Jim can be heard every Tuesday morning at 8:40AM on WBHF radio hosting a segment called, "Stories That Won the West." After Jim's interview, Alan and Walt talked about movies for a few minutes before diving into their odd news segment. They then ended with the entertainment segment, where they discussed what they have been watching, reading and listening to. WATCHING Walt started to dive into season 3 of Lost in Space. Alan has not seen any prior seasons to which Walt told him to stop watching anything else and catch up with the show. Alan watched episode 4 of The Wheel of Time and admits he may not watch too many more if it doesn't get better. He re-watched WandaVision with his daughter and still thinks it's been the best MCU extension for the small screen. Alan also gave two thumbs up for the first two episodes of Hawkeye to drop on Disney+. He and his wife watched the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street and went to the theater to see Ghostbusters Afterlife. Alan liked it, but said it wasn't as good as the first Ghostbusters movie, but far better than the sequel. As to YouTube, he suggests Ashleigh Burton, Popcorn in Bed and his newest wormhole discovery, The TRY Channel. That last one is basically Irish people simply sampling foods or beverages and reacting. READING Walt is still trying to finish, "Killing the Mob," and Alan is still trying to finish, "Dune." LISTENING Walt has started to listen to The Clip Out, a podcast by two Peloton users. He also loves the podcasts Holy Crap It's Sports with Pete Davis, The Murdaugh Murders and Radio Labyrinth. Alan reminds everyone about a new podcast called The Time Bandits Minute where he was a recent guest for minutes 4, 5 and 6. Other than that, he has been listening to Christmas music. Also, make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
115 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Sean Glaze
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray interview author and leadership consultant, Sean Glaze. Sean began his career initially thinking he was going to become a lawyer. However, after getting an English degree, he was convinced to become a high school teacher. Within his first year, he was asked to assist with 9th grade basketball. His vision of perfecting a team strategy did not go as planned. As he says, he face-planted hard. The revelation that there was more to team-building than just X's and O's hit him hard. Sean began to formulate his thoughts on leadership and team building, leading to his first book. As his teaching and coaching career continued, he began to explore a parallel career in consulting. He continued to write new books on team building and leadership, adding new lessons to the ones he learned. After 20 years, he made the decision to retire from teaching and focus full-time on leadership and team consulting in the private sector. Over the course of the interview, Sean Glaze lays the groundwork for successful teams, effecting leadership and to always remain coachable. You can find more information about Sean Glaze and his business by going here! You can also find him on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube! Sean’s four books, The Unexpected Leader, Rapid Teamwork, The 10 Commandments of Winning Teammates, and Staying Coachable are entertaining parables with powerful take-aways for building and leading great teams! After the interview, Alan and Walt share some odd news for the week leading into Thanksgiving. Then they both dive into the Entertainment segment, discussing what they have been watching, reading and listenig to. WATCHING Walt, on Alan's suggestion, has been watcing Jean-Claude Van Johnson and loves it. He also started to watch the new A&E Biography series on MTV. Finally, Walt has been binge-watching The Tick. Alan, on Walt's suggestion, watched the entire season of the docuseries, Catching Killers on Netflix. He watched the first 3 episodes of The Wheel of Time on Amazon and feels luke-warm about it thus far. He watched the Tom Hanks flick, News of the World, and did not like it at all. Finally, Alan's weekly YouTube suggestions are the movie reaction channels, Ashleigh Burton and Popcorn in Bed. READING Walt is continuing to plow through, "Killing the Mob," by Bill O'Reilly. Simiarly, Alan is continuing to work his way through, "Dune." LISTENING Walt likes to tune in to the Sirius XM channel, Classic Rewind, in the morning to hear the Alan Hunter Show. He has been listening to the podcast, True Spies and Conan Needs a Friend. Finally, Walt does a shout-out for the cultural podcast, Radio Labyrinth. Alan has been going through a super-long episode of the Spotlight Reflection Show on RoboCop, heard on the 60MW Podcast. Alan also plugs the brand new Time Bandits Minute. He is a guest host on minutes 4, 5 and 6 along with permanent hosts, Duncan Shields and Curtis Bloes. Finally, Alan has been listening to classic Christmas music as well as New Age Christmas tunes. Also, make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
103 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Sarah Lieving
In this episodes, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray get to chat with B-movie actress, Sarah Lieving. As usual, the interview begins with going back to Sarah's beginnings and slowly working toward the present. Many actors get their start after getting bitten by the acting bug and Sarah was no different. She took the plunge and moved to LA and has never regretted it. The work was slow initially and the parts small. But, with hard work and determination, she began to grow her resume and gain more substantial roles. As a B-movie actress, she is quite rooted in reality, knowing the movies need to be taken with a grain of salt. While in LA, she married and eventually had two kids. With her children now part of the picture, Sarah Lieving has become more focused on the roles she is wanting. She loves being with her kids and does not want to be constantly away from them. With a new management team around her, she wants to focus on picking projects that will push her in a more mainstream direction. Sarah was not able to stay on past the interivew, so after thanking her for her time, it was time to jump into a movie reivew. Just in time for the start of the holidays, Walt was tasked with Santa Jaws. Surprisingly, Walt liked the movie and felt it was a cut above many of the ones he has watched this season. Next, Walt and Alan dive into a few odd news items from around the internet. Finally, they move into their entertainment segment to discuss what they have been watching, reading and listening to. WATCHING Walt started to watch the new Netflix docuseries, Catching Killers and strongly recommends it. He also said that Stripes was now showing on Netflix. Alan finished his Harry Potter marathon by watching The Half-Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2. He then watching The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition) and the Pixar flick, Luca. He was really interested after watching a couple episodes of Jean-Claude Van Johnson. For YouTube watchers, he continues to plug the movie reaction channel, Ashleigh Burton. READING Alan is still working his way through, "Dune, " while Walt just recently ordered, "Killig the Mob," by Bill O'Reilly. LISTENING Walt has been listening to the podcasts, Holy Crap It's Sports, The Kimmer Show and The Murdaugh Murders. Alan gives out a plug for the podcasts, 60MW and Radio Labyrinth.
103 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Demond Wilson
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray welcome actor Demond Wilson who starred in Sanford and Son as well as other shows and movies. As always, they start by going to the beginning. Demond was born in Valdosta, Georgia, but moved to Harlem, NY shortly thereafter. By age 4, he was starting to do voice work on the radio. He loved to perform, working his way to the Apollo Stage at age 12. He continued to work on his talents, while also staying involved in sports throughout high school. His country called him into service just before he turned 20. He joined the Army and served almost two years in Vietnam before getting wounded and returning home to the states. Upon his return, he dove head-long into theatre and getting small roles in films. Perhaps his biggest break was being cast opposite Redd Foxx in the hit television show, Sanford and Son. Playing the role of Lamont, son to Foxx's, Fred, the duo would go on to make television history. As Demond puts it, beyond opening doors for other black actors and shows, Sanford and Son was funny! He reminds everyone, without the humor, none of the other messages of the show would have lasted. He would continue to act, but as he got older, felt a calling to the ministry. He always knew God was calling him to serve and when the time was right, he made the move. In between, Demond Wilson has written a pair of books. The first deals with his views of where the world and society is going called, "The Millennium: A New Age Expose." The other deals with his memoirs from being on the set of Sanford and Son called, "Second Banana." Demond did write a children's book years ago, but now wants to update it and release it in the coming year. He also has a few other projects in the works, but is waiting for life to get a little closer to normal. After thanking Demond for his time, Alan and Walt decide to forego the movie review. Instead, they dive into odd news before jumping into the entertainment segment where the remind everyone what they have been watching, reading and listening to over the past week. WATCHING Walt recommends the docuseries, Bad Sports, on Netflix. He also loves, Only Murders in the Building on Hulu. Finally, as only Walt can say with a straight face, the "fantastic" movie, Tommy Boy, is now running on Netflix. Alan watched Dune (part 1) for a second time and loved it even more. He caught the documentary, The Show Must Go On: Queen + Adam Lambert and said it was a feel-good watch. He then watched, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster. Finally, on YouTube, he tries to never miss the reaction videos for Ashleigh Burton. READING Walt has ordered some books, but hasn't had time to read any. Alan claims he is trying to carve out time to finish reading, "Dune." LISTENING Walt likes to listen to, The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast, The Kimmer Show podcast and Radio Labyrinth podcast. Alan continues to enjoy the Iron Maiden album, Senjetsu, and tries to never miss 60MW Podcast.
106 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Pete Davis
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray sit down with Atlanta radio veteran, author and podcaster, Pete Davis. Well before Pete got into writing and podcasting, he thought he was going to be an actor. He wanted to move to LA and be a star. That was until he saw a live radio show. From that point, he was focused on a career on the air waves. And, sometimes, being at the right place at the right time is all a person needs. When the opportunity arose to be involved in an evening talk show, he ran with it. Along the way, he would bring up sports, movies, current events, politics, or whatever else happend to be in his head. However, no story would be as compelling without a little drama. At the height of Atlanta radio programming, WGST decided to launch a brand new branding strategy -- Planet Radio. It will forever go down in history as one of the biggest radio debacles in history. While Pete did manage to survive a lot of the turmoil, it did create some challenges for him. As he was bouncing around, he took up writing and put out a couple of books related to his love of sports. The first one is, "The Totally Biased Guide to College Football." The second is, "I Love Texas/I Hate Oklahoma," and the last is, "Canines of College Football." While using social media to help promote his writing, he decided to get into podcasting. He created the show, Holy Crap, It's Sports, which can be found on most pod-catchers. Given Pete's love of sports, it made sense to spend the last 10-15 minutes of our interview discussing some sports. You may or may not know the teams or the sports, but what you will quickly learn is it doesn't matter! Pete is such a funny guy, you just want to hear what he has to say. Pete was not able to stick around for the rest of the show., so after his interview, Alan and Walt spent time going through odd news stories. They closed the show with the entertainment segment, breaking down what they have been watching, reading and listening to over the last week. WATCHING Walt is almost done with Only Murders in This Building and highly recommends it. He has begun to dive into season 3 of The Movies that Made Us on Netflix and Bad Sports, also on Netflix. Alan saw Dune part 1 and could not praise it enough. He believes is it a cinematic masterpiece, akin to a Christopher Nolan film. He also suggests the YouTube reaction channels, Ashleigh Burton and Popcorn in Bed. READING We are just going to go past this section as both Alan and Walt have brains that function just above those of most primates and have not been able to turn the pages of a book in the last few weeks. LISTENING Walt continues to dive into the podcast series, The Murdaugh Murders. He has also been listening to The Thrilling Adventure Hour and Wondery. Alan contines to listen to the latest Iron Maiden album, Senjetsu. He also suggests the podcasts, 60MW and Radio Labyrinth. Also, make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
16 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
The Tell-Tale Heart
For many years, one of the traditions Alan brings to his radio show each Halloween, is a dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. The story is very short and simple. It is only a few pages long. In it, an unnamed narrator is recounting his tale to some unknown audience. He opens asking why would anyone think he is mad? In the narrator's mind, because he can vividly remember the details of his activity and his crime, it should make him sane. He goes so far as to say his senses were all acute, especially his hearing. As the tale unwinds, we learn about an old man with a blue film over one eye. It's that eye which makes the narrator eventually decide the old man must die. What follows is a painstaking telling of how long it would take to creep into the old man's room, night after night. Then, one night, the opportunity is right and the deed unfolds. However, after hiding the body and the evidence of the crime, police knock on the door. All appears well since the man believes he has been too clever to be caught. But, at such a late hour and after all of the night's activity, he finds himself suddenly hearing the sound made by a watch, enveloped in cotton. He realizes the old man's heart is still beating and nothing he can do can make the sound stop. It grows louder and louder until finally the narrator, plagued by his own guilt, confesses the crime to the officers. Alan started the tradition of doing a simple live read. Then, after a few years, added some basic sound effects to supplement the tale. This rendition is the most complex to-date, combining ambient music, sound effects and a new reading of the story. The hope was to make it feel like a piece of radio theatre, where the listener can sit back, listening, as the story plays out to the imagination. make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. You can learn more about the regular podcast by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
108 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Ian Willett
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray and joined by Ian Willett, a podcast listener and champion of indie podcasts. Ian is a rare find in any audience. He enjoys listening to hundreds of podcasts each month. So, lots of people do that, right? What Ian does to set himself apart from so many others is by taking a few moments to thank them! He appreciates the time and effort that goes into creating an episode, so he makes sure to share the episode online. It's amazing how few will take just a minute to hit the "share" button on their pod-catcher and post something on social media. Ian doesn't just do that from time-to-time. He does it with every episode. And, on top of the individual attention, he puts out several posts every Friday, listing all podcasts he listens to. In many ways, Ian acts like a part of each podcast's marketing team. Ian helps to spread the word and grow the audience. Alan and Walt wanted to bring him on, not only to thank Ian, but also to shine a well-deserved spotlight on him. Building People Up While chatting, Ian discusses the first podcast he started to listen to and how it's grown to where it is today. They also chat about the sites and sounds of where they grew up and where they are today. It's a fantastic conversation that helps remind us, it's not hard to be kind, to do nice things for others and to appreciate the work of others. Social media makes it very easy to tear people down. Ian Willett is a guy who is doing his part to build people up and shine a light on their efforts. Once the interview piece concludes, Ian hangs out as Walt reviews another film he had to watch based on their weekly poll in their Facebook Group. Then, Alan and Walt share a few news stories that may have not made the local outlets. Finally, all three weigh-in on the entertainment segment, letting the audience know what they have been watching, reading and listening to over the past week. WATCHING Walt suggests the documentary, The Amazing Johnathon on Hulu. He also notes Tommy Boy, Jaws and Talladega Nights are all streaming this month. Finally, he really likes Ted Lasso on Apple TV. Alan went on a binge, watching Black Widow, finishing the series, What If...? on Disney+, Harry Potter movies 1-5 and Cry Macho on HBOMax. Alan also watched season's 2 and 3 of the Netflix series, The Movies that Made Us. Ian and his wife have been watching The Prodigal Son. Also, Ian has made a point of watching the Halloween movies for the first time, having watched 1 and 2 thus far. READING Alan is still trying to make time to read, "Dune," by Frank Herbert to get ready for the newest attempt to hit screens from director Denis Villeneuve. Ian has been going through the Stephen King novels via audio books. He finished Carrie and is halfway through Salem's Lot. Ian also recommends the audio book, "Sandman," by Neil Gaiman. Ian said the production value is incredible. LISTENING Walt caught The Dead and Co. live in concert and loved it. As to podcasts, for those who like true crime, he suggests The Murdaugh Murders. Alan just got Iron Maiden's 17th studio Album, Senjetsu, and thinks it may be one of their finest albums. He also suggests the New Age album Deep Breakfast by Ray Lynch for some trippy relaxation. Alan also revisted the Vangelis score to Blade Runner. As for podcasts, he suggests 60MW and The Great Escape Minute. Ian reminds everyone to follow him on Twitter @BitDead77 to get all of the shows he listens to. However, he did suggest a few he had just finished, including True Crime Campfire, Casefile, Riddle Me That and Chad (which is related to the game, Fallout). Also, make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
90 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Halloween Special with Autumn Fischer
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray release their Halloween Special with Autumn Fischer as a guest host. Autumn was a former guest in Season 04: Episode 04. She was also part of season 02, discussing the movie Blazing Saddles. Because so many listeners reached out to say how much they liked the special Rush episode, Alan and Walt decided to do one about Halloween movies. It is important to note, it is not possible to hit every popular Halloween movie or even every genre. Instead, Alan, Walt and Autumn kick back and let the conversation go where it wants. The three begin by diving into some of their earliest memories of movies that scared them. Then they shift into movies they sought in their early teen years in hopes of a good scare. Next, Alan, Walt and Autumn Fischer discuss some of their favorite ghost or haunting movies. They follow that up by talking about their first watched slasher movies as well as classic monster films. As can be expected, the trio go off the main road several times, often finding themselves talking about movies that have nothing to do with Halloween. Ultimately, it's a fun conversation about some of the frightful movies that we all like to turn to during October when we want a good scare or maybe even a good laugh. It was so fun to bring our Halloween Special with Autumn Fischer to you, just in time for trick or treating. If you want to weigh in on some of your earliest memories or anything else discussed, be sure to reach out on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Also, make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
133 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Beth Kushnick and Caroline Daley
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray interview long-time Hollywood set decorator, Beth Kushnick and podcast host, Caroline Daley. Before we get into the podcast Beth and Caroline host at Pod Clubhouse, we spend some time chatting about Beth's history. She has been in the business for over 35 years, working on films and television shows, cutting across almsot every genre and locale. We spend time talking about the differences in design versus decoration and how those terms are a little different in film versus stage and television. Beth has had to evolve over time, learning to incorporate elements of CGI into set decoration. As we catch up to her current history, Beth said social media and the internet brought an audience who want to know how to decorate their homes like some of their favorite shows. She began a blog, breaking down the elements of her designs. She eventually began a partnership with an online company who would create the set pieces for private ownership. As she continted to evolve in social media engagement, Beth became a guest on Pod Clubhouse and it led to the creation of a new podcast, Decorating the Set. Caroline and Beth are just at the start of their 3rd season and encourage listeners to send them pictures of their spaces so they can provide tips and suggestions on how to re-stage your own space. After the interview, Alan and Walt share a few crazy news stories, while Beth and Caroline comment. We then end with the entertainment segment, where all four discuss what they have been watching, reading and listening to. WATCHING Walt highly recommends, Only Murders in the Building, with Martin Short and Steve Martin on Hulu. He also said, Young Frankenstein is on Amazon Prime. Finally, Walt is onto season two of Ted Lasso on Apple TV. Alan re-watched, Space Cowboys and The Fighting Seabee's with his visiting father-in-law. He also suggests the YouTube movie reaction channels, Ashleigh Burton and Popcorn in Bed. Beth has been diving in the trippy show, Nine Perfect Strangers, with Nicole Kidman and, Scenes from a Marriage. Caroline has just one she's been watching and that's the show, Heels. READING Walt is still working through the Star Trek unauthorized oral history book and, "Don't Make Me Pull Over." Alan, in preparation for Denis Villeneuve's Dune film, is re-reading the book, "Dune," by Frank Herbert. Beth is diving head-long into all of her Fall furniture catalogs and just orders the book, "Last Chance Texaco," by Rickie Lee Jones. Caroline just finished the book, "Between, Georgia," and gives it two big thumbs up. LISTENING Walt is about to start the podcast series, The Murdaugh Murders. He also loved these series, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, and he once again recommends, In the Red Clay. Alan caught up with episodes of 60MW Podcast and The Great Escape Minute. He also discovered that when he tells his Alexa, "Play slow music by John Coltrane," he gets just the slower, more somber pieces of Jazz my the brilliant John Coltrane. Caroline has been listening to various artists playing scitar music for a change of pace. She also likes the podcast, It's a Musical Podcast with Drew and Danny. And, though a shameless plug, said she loves to listen to the shows of the other hosts from Pod Clubhouse. Make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
120 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Misty Rosas
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray chat with body actor, Misty Rosas, who recently brought the character of Quiil to life on The Mandalorian. Misty first started her career as a gymnast, working to stay flexible and dynamic. She also spent time working as a dancer. As luck would have it, being a few inches shy of five feet tall, she learned she could play characters at Disneyland. She rapidly began to grow her craft as a character performance artist. One of her first block buster rolls was playing the ape in Congo. When the chance came to audtion for Kuiil, she jumped at it. That role has opened up new opportunities for Misty, including a chance to do more acting outside of the body costumes. While continuing her acting career, Misty is also an accomplished pop singer, working on her music between gigs. She is a talented performer on multiple levels and she has really only just begun to hit her stride. After the interview, Walt was once again forced to review a film selected by the listeners in The Wilder Ride LIsteners Group on Facebook. After the painful review, Alan and Walt each shared a pair of crazy news stories from the past week. Then, Misty joined the guys as they jumped into their entertainment segment. WATCHING Walt highly recommends Wind River starring Jeremy Renner. He also enjoyed watching the documentary, If I Leave Here Tomorrow about Lynyrd Skynyrd. Alan just saw RUSH Cinema Strangiato at the movies and loved every second. He rewatched Dances with Wolves and Tombstone, two fantastic Westerns. Alan is also hooked on the YouTube channels Ashleigh Burton and The Daily Doug. Misty is really liking the Apple TV show, Ted Lasso. She also likes The Leftovers and the documentary, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? about the BeeGees. READING Walt continues to plow through the book, "Don't Make Me Pull Over." Alan is knee-deep in news and the history of Bartow County for a video project he is producing. Misty is reading, "The Alchemist," "The Four Agreements," and has just ordered, "Atlas of the Heart." LISTENING Walt suggests the podcast, Team Never Quit. He also loves the show, In the Red Clay. Walt also planned to listen to WTF with Mark Maron interviewing Steve Buscemi. Alan, in honor of the Rush show recently published, has been listening to the albums, Moving Pictures, Hold Your Fire and Hemispheres. He also is keeping up with the podcasts, The Great Escape Minute, Radio Labyrinth and 60MW Podcast. As he closed, Alan mentioned being the voice artist for a series of short stories starring Pig Newton and Ewe N. McGregor. Misty is diving into the Foo Fighters album, "Hail Satin." She is also spending a lot of time diving into her own music. Make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
128 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - RUSH Cinema Strangiato
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray invite bassist, Philip Sanders, to chat about the group RUSH. With RUSH Cinema Stragiato opening nationwide for a one-night showing of the Director's Cut of their R40 tour, they decided to spend the episode discussing the band. Alan's younger brother Phililp, has a lot of musical talent and is a bassist in a number of bands. As they look back at their first brushes with RUSH, they all seemed to have started in 6th grade. As Alan states, the band has been part of the sountrack of his life. As they move through the episode, they look back at the first Rush song they remember. They move to the first full album they each purchased. You cannot talk about a band without asking about seeing them live and how many times. All along they way, they bring up some of the favorite songs over the 19 studio albums RUSH released. By the end of the episode, they each give their top 5 favorite RUSH albums. They also give some final thoughts about the band and about the subjects they covered. WALT 5. Roll the Bones 4. Grace Under Pressure 3. Permanent Waves 2. Moving Pictures 1. Signals PHILIP 5. Clockwork Angels 4. Hold Your Fire 3. Hemispheres 2. Moving Pictures 1. Counterparts ALAN 5. Signals 4. Hold Your Fire 3. Roll the Bones 2. Presto 1. Moving Pictures Songs featured in the episode include: Subdivisions The Analog Kid Tom Sawyer Animate The Spirit of Radio Time Stand Still The Pass Roll the Bones The Camera Eye Limelight The Garden Drum Solo – Neil Peart live in Frankfurt 2112 – Overture Red Barchetta – Live in Frankfurt
115 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Dustin Lollar
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray sit down with Dustin Lollar, a podcaster and YouTube producer for Radio Labyrinth. We start with Dustin's first brushes with the show and how he and Jeff Lieboff actually crossed paths first. They both love the films of Kevin Smith and met on a dedicated Facebook group. As Dustin become more and more of a fan of the podcast, Radio Labyrinth, he started doing some artwork and even created a private group for the show called The Radio Shack. As time passed, he was brought on the show from time to time. In July of 2020, Dustin suggested porting the content to YouTube and volunteered to edit and produce the stream. Over the last year, he has been building what is basically a side cast to the main podcast. He has become a regular, diving head long into the editing of both audio and video content, while still being an admin for the private group. As we wrap the interview, he hopes to keep pushing the shows even more as the listening and viewing audience continues to grow. After the interview, Dustin hangs out as Walt dives into the movie review. Ironically, Dustin not only saw the same terrible movie, but also likes to watch those kinds of films. He even suggested one for Walt to add to his list. Next, Alan and Walt dive into the strange news segment. They finish with the entertainment segment where they all discuss what they have been watching, reading and listening to. WATCHING Walt binged through the Netflix docu-series, Heist. He is also re-watching Santa Clarita Diet and caught the documentary, Inventing David Geffen. Alan highly recommends the self-produced film, Val, about Val Kilmer. He also kept up with some of his favorite YouTube channels: Ashleigh Burton, who reacted to The Neverending Story, Big and Forest Gump; Popcorn in Bed, who reacted to Fury and Blade Runner; and, The Daily Doug. Doug Helvering, a prior season guest, reacted to Metallica's, "Blackened," song and then mentioned a YouTube channel called, ProjectMetallica. There, the fans of ...And Justice for All remixed the songs, bringing up the bass of new member, Jason Newsted. They call their version, ...And Justice for Jason. Dustin suggest the Hulu show, Reservation Dogs, Ted Lasso on Apple TV, UFO on Showtime and The Empty Man on HBO Max. READING Alan finished reading, "The Importance of Being a Parent, Not a Friend," by Eden Pontz. Dustin loves reading anything by Stephen King, having just finished the audiobook, "Billy Summers." LISTENING Walt has been listening to The Best of John Coltrane. Alan remarked it must be the influence of Bosch, since he had done the same thing! Alan listened to Nightwish live at Wacken from 2013. He also listened to the album, Moving Pictures, by Rush, saying it is perfect from start to finish. As to podcasts, Alan suggests The Great Escape Minute, Radio Labyrinth and 60MW Podcast. Dustin has been diving back into the discography of Tom Waits. For a podcast, he suggests Your Mom's House.
131 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Kerry Slone
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray and joined by Kerry Slone, female advocate and social media maven at Stilettos and Shotguns. Kerry has been speaking to, and empowering, women for years. As a victim of domestic violence herself, she wants to teach women how to protect themselves and their loved ones. She is a strong advocate for the second amendment, but is the first person to tell you, not everyone should have a gun. However, those who wish to be able to defend themselves should not have barriers put in their way. Part of our discussion dives into classic feminism versus the new modern feminism and how they are at odds with one another. We conclude with an announcement by Kerry of a new initiative of hers, through her non-profit, We the Female, to help train and pay for the permits for up to 250 women in the Houston area. She hopes that event will be just one of many more to follow around the country. As we move to Walt's review of yet another horrible movie, Kerry sticks around and has fun weighing in on it and the rest of our segments. After the film review, Alan and Walt dive into their it's no BS news segment followed by the entertainment segment. WATCHING Walt binged Cocaine Cowboys and found it quite entertaining. He has also started to re-watch Santa Clarita Diet. Finally, he caught Ferris Bueller's Day Off currently running on Netflix. Alan watched the Spielberg film, War Horse, for the first time and loved it. He also kept up with some of his favorite YouTube channels, including Ashleigh Burton and Popcorn in Bed, both of whom happened to react to Mad Max Fury Road. Of course, this meant Alan has a re-watch of the movie, himself. Kerry has been re-watching the series, Turn, about the spies of the Revolutionary War. She is also re-watching The Walking Dead and recommends the John Adams miniseries starring Paul Giamatti. READING Walt is continuing to pour though the homage to the road trip, "Don't Make Me Pull Over." Kerry suggests, "Revolutionary Mothers," and, "Dearest Friend," which are the letters of Abigail Adams. LISTENING Walt suggests three podcasts this week: This Won't Hurt a Bit, Superego and Mascots. Alan has been listening this week to the album, Hummingbird, by the New Age group 2002 as well as the double-album, Pulse, by Pink Floyd. As to podcasts, he has been listening to The Great Escape Minute, Radio Labyrinth and 60MW Podcast. Kerry has been grooving to some 80's punk classics and comparing the sounds of British punk versus American. She loves the song, "Down from the Mountain," off the O, Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. On YouTube, she likes, The Skinny Medic, and enjoys the rapid-fire humor on the Johnny B channel, especially Spicy Fridays.
111 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Pat McCormack
In this episode, hosts Alan and Walt welcome a returning guest from season 3, Pat McCormack of The Golden Rage of TV. If you missed Pat's interview from last season, we highly recommend you go back and listen. Pat does give a short, Readers Digest version of his backstory, leading to the creation of The Golden Rage of TV channel on YouTube. Initially, the channel provided a spotlight to his incredible guitar work. Pat would take classic television themes and put a hard rock guitar edge to them. He admits his masterpiece is Funeral March of a Marionette (strongly associated with the Alfred Hitchcock Show). Runner up to that was his Joe Satriani-like rendition of the Get Smart theme. But, with age and some hearing issues, Pat made a change to creating mini, bite-sized documentaries or did-you-know episodes for his channel. Now, with hundreds of videos to watch, Pat is continuing to find new ways to bring the classic age of TV to life. Pat McCormack hangs out through the remainder of the show, which was an absolute blast. Walt had to review yet another horribly bad film. Then, he and Alan went through some strange news items. Finally, they all weighed in on the entertainment segment, sharing what they have been watching, reading and listening to. WATCHING Walt admits he is still fixated on the Olympics. He continues to binge Hill Street Blues on Hule and is working his way thorugh season two of The Movies That Made Us on Netflix. Alan re-watched the Harrison Ford flick, The Fugitive, with his wife and visiting Father-in-Law. Outside of that, Alan continues to catch the YouTube channels, Popcorn in Bed, Ashleigh Burton and Listening In. Cassie, from Popcorn in Bed, reacted to Jurassic Park, The Grand Budapest Hotel and What About Bob? Ashleigh reacted to The Producers, The Outsiders, Captain American: The First Avenger and Robocop. Listening In broke down a Bond theme that was never used, explored the score to Inside Out and discussed why the song, "When She Loved Me," makes us cry. Pat has been onto a lot of sports, including the Olympics and baseball. However, he admits to unwiding at the end of the day with re-runs of The Munsters on Kozy. READING Alan and Walt both are stuck trying to get back to the Star Trek behind the scenes book. Walt is also going through, "The History of the Road Trip." Pat took us all off guard with the gripping tale from his Nesspresso owner's manual. LISTENING Walt started to listen to the podcasts, The Neighborhood Listen, Dr. Death and Team Never Quit. Alan went back to one of the very first New Age albums he ever heard, Ray Lynch's, "Deep Breakfast." He also revisted Ray Lynch's, "No Blue Thing." Additionally, Alan binged episodes of The Great Escape Minute podcast and Radio Labyrinth. Pat listens to the radio show, "BK on the Air, every Saturday morning on WBHF. He also enjoys the podcasts, You Must Remember This and Gilbert Godfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast.
102 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Barnaby Martin
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray sit with Barnaby Martin, the star of the YouTube channel, Listening In. Barnaby has been drawn to music his entire life, starting as a singer and a member of many different choirs. As he grew in knowledge and experience, he began to write music and learn about its structure and forms. As someone who would love to compose his own pieces, he started to become interested in breaking down other pieces. After a time, he began his own YouTube channel. His ultimate goal was to create a place where he, himself, could learn by analyzing pieces of music, including film scores. Teaching himself how to be a video editor allows him to make wonderful and engaging pieces that teach as much as they explain. They are mesmerizing to watch while listening to his learned analysis. It's almost as if we are "listening in" on his musings! This sets up the episode to be a little different than others. As a musical journey, music has to also be a part of the show. (Hopefully there won't be issue with other platforms where this show posts!) The conversation begins with James Bond and themes to that long-running franchise. This allows all three to embark on a fantastic discussion over favorite themes as well as mentioning a couple not-so-favorite. Afterwards, the show dives into various film composers and some of their scores. As the show winds down, Barnaby Martin encourages folks to follow his work, subscribe to his channel and even engage in the conversation. Unfortunately for Alan and Walt, Barnaby had to drop after the interview. However, the duo plowed ahead, beginning with a review of another horrible D-list movie. Then they went through a few odd news items and wrapped up the show wih the entertainment segment. WATCHING With the Olympics airing, Walt has been watching as much of the Games as he can. He also began to binge Hill Street Blues on Hulu. While also on Hulu, Walt caught the documentary, The History of the Sitcom, and really liked it. Alan only watched a couple episodes of Longmire on television. However he did keep up with his favority YouTube channels, which include: Popcorn in Bed, Ashleigh Burton, Listening In and The Daily Doug. READING The guys prove, once again, they are not the most avid of readers. The will is there, but the execution is lacking. LISTENING Walt has been listening to a lot of shows and music, but wanted to do a shout-out for Radio Labyrinth and Camp Hell: Annewakee. Alan began to listen to The Great Escape Minute, did a plug for a new offering at 60MW Podcast called, The T&A Show with Tina and Amy. He also mentioned a new show started by a radio news personality called, The Jason Durden Show. And, Alan reminded everyone about the show he and he wife do called, The Marriage Fit Podcast. Make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
125 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
TWR Listeners Lounge - Stephanie Stuckey
In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray get a chance to interview the CEO of the Stuckey's Corporation, Stephanie Stuckey. After catching up on the last week since the prior show, Stephanie comes to the stage and takes us back 80+ years to the 1930's. He grandfather was carving out a life by selling pecan's to resellers. He eventually began selling them on the side of the road. Within a few years, he enlisted his wife to help bake Southern style treats, like pecan rolls to expand their offerings. As the business grew, they great to a store, added a restaurant and gas pumps. Pretty soon, they grew to another location and then another. At their height, they had well over 350 stores across 40 different states in the U.S. But, as many family business stories go, the family sold the rights to the name and it seemed as though Stuckey's was doomed to eventual obscurity. By chance, Stephanie, the granddaughter of the Stuckey namesake, received a call. Banking her life's savings, she decided to buy back the family business. Now, she is rebuilding the brand the way her grandfather started the business, through merchanise. Embracing online ordering and 21st century markting techniques, including social media, Stephanie is laser-focused on returning the brand to it's former glory. As the interview progresses, they talk about the future of Stuckey's and what Stephanie hopes to see in place five years from now. After the interview, Walt moves into his horrible movie review. That's not to say he does a horrible job revieiwng a movie. Rather, our listeners have selected a horrible movie for him to watch and review. Alan and Walt then dive into their odd news segment. Finally, with Stephanie still along for the ride, they conclude with their entertainment segment. WATCHING Walt finished off all three seasons of Arrested Development. He also re-watched the 2009 Star Trek reboot on Netflix. Finally, he caught a documentary called, The Other One, about The Grateful Dead. Alan watched, The Outlaw Josey Wales, for the first time and really enjoyed it. He also re-watched, Captain America with his visiting Father-in-Law. Alan also did a throw-back watch of War Games from 1983. Finally, Alan wrapped up watching, Loki, on Disney+ and thoroughly enjoyed it. Stephanie suggests watching the series, Food that Built America. She also praised, Schitt's Creek! READING Walt and Alan are both still working through the same Star Trek book they've discussed for several weeks. Alan also re-thumbed through the book, "The Making of Tombstone," and recommends it for any fan of the film. Stephanie suggests, "The Story of Air B&B," and, "Don't Make Me Pull Over, The History of the American Road Trip." LISTENING Walt had three podcasts he wanted to suggest this week. The first was, The Pop Culture Show, followed by Holy Crap It's Sports and Smartless. Alan listened to the latest episodes of 60MW Podcast and Measuring the Score. He was also excited about the announcement of the 17th album by Iron Maiden, Senjutsu. Stephanie really recommended the podcast, Wind of Change. She also likes the shows, How I Built This with Guy Raz and Morbid: A True Crime Podcast. Make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.