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TWR Listeners Lounge - Welcome to Season Four

The Wilder Ride

Release Date: 03/02/2021

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The Wilder Ride

In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray chat with classically trained music composer, Douglas Helvering. We start with a look back and Doug's draw to music. He was first pulled in via a choir and became mesmerized with learning more about music and composition. As a PhD professor of music, Doug has spent most of his adult life analyzing and teaching others how to understand music theory. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, he was forced to reevaluate how to reach others while in lockdown. After awhile, he returned to his YouTube channel, commenting on news and thoughts of the day. In...

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In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray sit down with Writer, Director and Actor, Amanda Raymond. After getting caught up on current events since the last episode, Alan and Walt welcome Amanda to the stage. She admits she wanted to be an actress since she was a little girl. As she got older, she also developed a love for animation and used that as a launching point for her career. She bounced back and forth with acting and PA work for a time. She finally started to focus on more of the behind-the-scenes work of production. This eventually led to her writing and directing a short....

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In this episode, hosts Alan and Walt get a chance to talk to film composer, Chris Lott, about his career in film and his podcast. As usual, the episode opens with Alan and Walt recapping their work and happenings over the past week. They quickly move to welcome their special guest, Chris Lott. Chris remembers his first "score" as being the soundtrack to Maximum Overdrive. The soundtrack was done by AC/DC. One of the tracks was an instrumental and Chris remembers being mesmerized. He remembers asking his parents how he could get more albums of just music. As he grew older, he became aware of...

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In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray chat with photographer, Gene Ho, about his career and being selected to document the Donald J. Trump campaign. As usual, the show opens with Alan and Walt recapping their week. Walt manages to keep his voice through most of the show, but he is still on-the-mend from a recent bout with laryngitis. Both Alan and Walt have been slammed with work and home repair/renovation projects. Once Gene Ho hits the stage, we learn how he stumbled across photography in college. After falling in love with the field, he started doing wedding shoots. He was in...

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In this episode, hosts Alan and Walt welcome returning guest, Tim Andrews, host of the podcast Radio Labyrinth and a voice on The Von Haessler Doctrine radio show. Since we've spent time with Tim before, we didn't start at the beginning of his radio career. Instead, we decided to look at the start of his path toward parenthood. At age 50, Tim is about to become a first-time dad! Much of the interview becomes a discussion on parenting. Alan is already an empty-nester and Walt is not far behind. They discuss the difference of the times and caution raising a child only with an iPad. It's great to...

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In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray spend time with Micha Muzio, an auto enthusiast, videographer and star of his own YouTube channel. Micah actually started his video work when joining Kelley Blue Book. He also wanted to learn how to fly helicopters and making the career shift afforded him that option. As he become more of a personality in his videos for Kelley Blue Book, he was also becoming a proficient pilot. When the pandemic hit, Micah found himself in a unique position to get footage of abandoned streetscapes and landmarks. Posting those videos made his YouTube channel...

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In this episode, hosts Alan and Walt chat with photographer and podcaster, Curtis Bloes about his career and hobby. Although stumbling across photography by accident, Curtis admits, he didn't really have a knack for it. The work was difficult, but he loves what he does. He has learned from others along the way. Though specializing in boudoir sessions, Curtis does other photography as well. He is also quick to help others who are wanting to learn. As a side hobby, Curtis Bloes has always seemed ready for the world of podcasting. He takes us through his earliest versions, putting out shows on...

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Hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray sit down with Tom Shinall, the Business Development Manager for the new Savoy Automobile Museum. Savoy will plan to have rotating galleries to always have fresh and new themed exhibits. But, that is just on the inside. The grounds of Savoy can hold up to 1000 vehicles for massive car shows. As we wind down our museum discussion, we talk about our first cars, what car we would like to own today if money were no object and our favorite Hollywood car they would like to own.

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Hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray get a chance to talk with long-time Atlanta Falcon, Tyso Claybo, about his career and retirement from the NFL. The conversation starts with Tyson Clabo's college years. When things were not falling into place, he began to question his abilities. While recovering from an injury, the Atlanta Falcons said they wanted to see him again. Atlanta brought him on and he played from 2005-2013. The interview wraps with a discussion of how Tyson and his wife adopted their children.

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Alan and Walt sit down with former Alabama football player, Navy Seal, Actor, body guard and businessman, Mike White. The conversation opens with a discussion of how Mike was recruited to play for Alabama. A chance look at a magazine is what sent him to the US Navy, where he became a Navy Seal. After serving, Mike started to get into acting. After four years, he had the chance to perform security for Bill and Melinda Gates and Bruce Springsteen. We end the interview segment with where Mike White is today.

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Welcome to season four! We open the episode with Alan and Walt recapping their holidays and activities since their hiatus. For a moment, the two go on a rabbit trail about snow and prior snowfalls in NW Georgia. This leads Alan to mention a documentary he stumbled across on YouTube about the making of the remastered Star Trek: The Original Series. For some reason, this triggers Walt to discuss their first air fryer.

After nearly 30 minutes of nonsense. the hosts decide to weigh-in on their plans for season four. The Listeners Lounge will continue as a secondary cast along with a show about a Gene Wilder film. They do not discuss their selection, but they do drop a few hints.

If you have missed Alan and Walt, even though they have been a break from this show, they have been very busy elsewhere. Alan and Walt opened the season four collaboration project for the Movies-by-Minutes group called, The Best Minutes Podcast. They are part of a group of 15 other shows all collaborating on the film, The Best Years of Our Lives. Alan and Walt can be heard discussing the first 10 minutes of the film. Walt and Alan were also asked to each read an individual piece of original fan-fiction for The Dirty Harry Minute podcast. Alan guest hosted five minutes of Office Space Minute and This Means Something Minute (a Close Encounters of the Third Kind podcast). He also guest hosted on three minutes of the upcoming Time Bandits Minute. Walt also did five minutes of guest hosting on This Means Something, American Graffiti Minute, The Room Minute and Seinfeld Minute. He also just recently did a live-cast with the Dirty Harry Minutes team.

WATCHING
During the break, Walt and Alan did watch some shows. Walt suggests Homefront, Hard Kill, Goodfellas, Nightstalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer and Llamageddon. Alan highly recommends The Queens Gambit, Souls, Coco and WandaVision.

LISTENING
Walt has been listening to the new Foo Fighters channel on SiriusXM. He also said he will be changing the, "Bring out your dead," segment to instead review a terrible movie of the week. He suggested he will put out a weekly poll in our Listeners Group so the audience can help select the film he reviews. Alan cannot get enough of the SiriusXM app channel, "Classic Rock Party." It's channel 715 on the app and has a great rotation of rock songs from the 60's through the 90's. He also started a new podcast with his wife called, "The Marriage Fit Podcast." It's a completely different kind of show and he hopes the audience will give it a try.