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TWR Listeners Lounge - Ryan Rebalkin

The Wilder Ride

Release Date: 12/23/2020

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The Wilder Ride

In this episode we get to chat with Ryan Rebalkin, a member of the Canadian Navy as well as being a podcaster and a rising YouTube first-reaction host. We start by asking what drew Ryan to join the military. Then we jump to his first step into the world of podcast, choosing the Rocky franchise as his subject. Ryan also hosts another show called, Worst of the Best. Additionally, he has a couple of YouTube channels where he records his "first reactions" to various entertainment offerings.

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The Wilder Ride

In this episode we get to chat with Ryan Rebalkin, a member of the Canadian Navy as well as being a podcaster and a rising YouTube first-reaction host. We start by asking what drew Ryan to join the military. Then we jump to his first step into the world of podcast, choosing the Rocky franchise as his subject. Ryan also hosts another show called, Worst of the Best. Additionally, he has a couple of YouTube channels where he records his "first reactions" to various entertainment offerings.

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In this episode we are joined by the extraordinary voice talent and radio broadcaster, Tim Andrews. As he grew in skill, he moved toward any radio opportunities, landing on several shows before his current run on The Von Haessler Doctrine. Known as the "man of a thousand voices," Tim, along with others, bring listeners a comedic take on the world of news-talk. Tim is also embarking on his 6th season of his own podcast called, Radio Labyrinth.

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In this episode we visit with biographer, Christopher McKittrick, regarding his latest book about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Somewhere You Feel Free: Tom Petty and Los Angeles." We open discussing Chris's first times writing/storytelling and jump straight into his work on Tom Petty. We talk about how he approaches each subject and what he might be doing next. We wrap up the interview segment with a discussion over some interesting things we may learn about Tom Petty the person versus the performer.

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In this episode, we sit down with Randy Edwards a former NCAA football player for the University of Alabama who played four years in the NFL before becoming a personal injury attorney. We discussed the move from high school football into college ball. As Randy neared graduation, he got picked up by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free-agent. His career only last four years. After football, it was back to school to get his law degree. He then moved into the are of personal injury law.

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In today's episode we meet up with MalaniKai, former basketball star and current talk host on WSB. She discovered a talent for basketball at the age of 12. By the time she graduated high school, she was courted by colleges around the country. She knew she wanted to be a broadcaster since she was two years old. After graduation, MalaniKai made her way from one radio assignment after another, eventually moving to Atlanta. She eventually became one of the principle voices on the show, "Word on the Street."

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In this episode we welcome NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough to our Listeners Lounge. We open our discussion discussing Shane's earliest recollections about space flight. Though he didn't think he would get into NASA, a path opened for him and he applied. Since that time, he has flown multiple Space Shuttle missions. He also flew on a Russian Soyuz and spent months on the International Space Station. Shane Kimbrough is now in preparation to be the Commander of a SpaceX launch sometime next year.

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In this episode we get to spend time with Kyl Cobb, someone who is much more than a ghost hunter. Kyl has an extensive background in research, language, history and exploration. He is very much a modern day Indiana Jones. Whether exploring the remains of Tanis in Egypt or getting lost in the Amazon jungle, his exploits border on the extraordinary. Now throw in his passion for ghost hunting and assisting in exorcisms and you are only just scratching the surface of who Kyl Cobb is.

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Every Halloween, we get to play on the radio, from 9PM until midnight. We love chatting about how it has evolved over our lives. We discuss our earliest memories, worst candy to get, movies we re-watch and the scenes that still creep us out today. We also chat about "haunted" places we'd love to visit and what we would love to dress-up as if money were no object. In the midst of all the fun, the three of us had a chance to interview Kyl Cobb, an actual ghost hunter who has also participated in exorcisms.

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In this episode we are joined by long-time comedy writer, Steve O'Donnell whose credits include Late Night with David Letterman, The Chris Rock Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Norm Macdonald Live and more. Steve O'Donnell's latest work was with Norm Macdonald on his podcast before the pandemic and now he's wondering if he might be semi-retired. It was an amazing two hours spent with a person with four television Emmy Awards and who has been nominated 17 more times thus far in his career.

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In this episode we get to chat with Ryan Rebalkin, a member of the Canadian Navy as well as being a podcaster and a rising YouTube first-reaction host. We start by asking what drew Ryan to join the military. We also chat about his career, his specialty and what he is currently doing. Then we jump to his first step into the world of podcast, choosing the Rocky franchise as his subject. Over time, two other Stallone-related shows came along and now all three work together under a single banner. Ryan also hosts another show called, Worst of the Best. Additionally, he has a couple of YouTube channels where he records his "first reactions" to various entertainment offerings.

WATCHING

Walt recommends catching up on the show, Brockmire, streaming on Hulu. He is also enjoying the reality show, Moonshiners Master Distiller, also on Hulu. Finally, both he and Alan cannot speak highly enough of The Manadolorian. Each episode seems to find a way to surpass the prior. Ryan suggests the Netflix show, The Crown. He also likes Kingdom (the MMA inspired one) on Netflix. Alan said, with the holidays, they always watch at least two flicks: Love Actually and Die Hard. After that, he said he just caught the live-action, Mulan, on Disney+ and thoroughly enjoyed it.

READING

Walt is still reading the book, "Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hammer." He said he plans to finish it and the other couple of books he's mentioned over the break. Ryan is reading, "Proof of Heaven." Alan is reading the autobiography, "One Hell of a Ride: The Investigative Life of a DEA Agent," written by Pierre "Pete" Charette. Pete was interviewed by Alan on his radio show and Alan was blown away by this real-life hero battling the drug lords here and overseas.

LISTENING

Walt has two podcasts he wants to recommend: Good Ol' Grateful Dead Cast and The Dirty Harry Minute. Ryan, who is a member of a collection of shows, also had several to suggest: The No Redeeming Qualities Podcast, State Your Take, Cult 45, Ramblings with Rob, Your New Best Friends, 1 Big Toilet, The Week-Ended Take, The Worst of the Best and Who Are These Podcasts? Since we are still in the holidays, Alan recommended the SiriusXM station, "Holly," (channel 105) for it's mix of new, upbeat and traditional songs. As to podcasts, his shout-outs this week include: The Worst of the Best, The Sly Cast, Going the Distance, The Rocky Minute, 60MW Podcast, The Golden Rage of TV (on YouTube), The Real Queens of Queens, BK on the Air Escape Pod Podcast, Geek to Me Radio, Indiana Jones Minute and Radio Labyrinth.

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