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Blazing Saddles episode 28: The sheriff is near

The Wilder Ride

Release Date: 04/03/2019

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We welcome musician Ben Cramer of the band Old Sea Brigade. In the way-back machine, he and some friends created a Green Day cover band as young teenagers. His music abilities grew and led him to a tour with the rock band, Kansas. Upon his return from his touring, Ben decided to refocus his efforts and created Old Sea Brigade. Working out of Nashville, Ben has seen his career grow incrementally and steadily and he would not have it any other way. He has a new album releasing in August of 2020.

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Today we welcome a pair of guests to our show, Doug Greenberg and Jason Hanes, hosts of the Rocky Minute podcast. They both also happen to be police officers for nearly 20 years, serving in New Jersey. We started the discussion with how they were drawn to law enforcement. They discussed the wave of pro-police sentiment that existed post-9/11 and where it is today. Along the way, they both realized they shared a love of the Rocky franchise and they decided to start a podcast about it.

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Today's show welcome's Randi B. Okray, aka, Randi-O to the Listeners Lounge. Randi started off her career getting a degree in broadcast journalism. She found her way to Atlanta and began working in internet radio while working several other jobs. Eventually, her no nonsense hustle got her in front of an HR manager for Cox Communications, leading to a job with WSB Radio. You can hear her on the podcast, "Black, Educated and Broke," and, "The Power Pod."

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Today's guest in our Listeners Lounge is, Dean Sharp, aka Dean of the Dead, who discovered a love of creating new and invetive hot sauces. Before Dean sits down with hosts Alan and Walt, Walt recounted a story of a friend who went to Jamaica. Someone had broken into their room and ransacked the place, but nothing was missing. The camera had all the pictures taken on the roll. The couple didn't really learn the whole story until the film was developed weeks later.

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Today's episode features Eric Wojciechowski, a probation officer by day and author by Night. He also is active in the area of UFOlogy. Alan recounts their lifelong friendship. While working the day job, Eric completed his first novel, Three Condoms for Sarah. During that time, he found out he had stage 2 colon cancer. An idea of a second book formed, becoming the novel, Chasing Disclosure. He is set to release his third book, a collection of short stories, on September 11 called Chasing Magic.

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Today Alan and Walt welcome special guest, Kristen Gates, morning host on 94.9 FM The Bull in Atlanta. They first open with a short week in review, discussing work, family and dogs. Once Kristen joins, it's all about her career starting back in college. She has been in radio ever since, now hosting one of the biggest "new country" stations in Atlanta, 94.9 The Bull. The show ends with what they've been watching and podcasts they recommend.

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Hosts Alan and Walt are joined by musician and star of The Golden Rage of TV, Pat McCormack. The focus starts with his music career, being "discovered" by Ronnie Montrose. Year later, Pat began to realize he was suffering from a hearing issue. It was confirmed he had developed Tinnitus and was going to have to hang up his guitar. Undaunted, Pat turned his creative pursuits toward producing 1-2 minute short documentaries about the people and shows from the golden age of television.

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Today we get a chance to welcome Hawk Hagebak to the Listeners Lounge. He started off after high school in the Coast Guard. After a four year stint, Hawk decided on a career in law enforcement. While in that career, he became an avid motorcycle rider along with his wife. Before retiring from the police force, he was asked to write a book on his adventures on his motorcycle. So, he became a published author. Alan and Walt to comment on some odd news items, share some movie tips and podcast shoutouts.

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Today's episode features radio host, James Enstall of Geek to Me Radio. Alan and Walt chat for a bit to open the show. Alan talks about glamping with his wife and friends. They bring James onto the show and talk about his career in radio and how he has cultivated a long and distinguished list of celebrities and talents who have appeared on his show. James then hangs out and helps chat about some odd news stories of the week.

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Our guest is radio talk host, BK on the Air. We open discussing one of Alan's dogs, Riley, deciding to eat a bottle of Advil. It was a crazy, dare we say, wild, few days following the incident. We are happy to say, Riley is still alive and with us, which only helps to make the story more entertaining. Once BK joins, we get to learn about his passion for talk as well as when and where it began. The episode moves to some funny news items and they wrap with some podcast shout-outs.

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While the band is playing, Gabby Johnson looks back through his telescope. This time, the image of Bart is clearer and he can see he is a black sheriff. Gabby tries to inform the citizens of Rock Ridge that the sheriff is a... Unfortunately, the church bell happens to GONG just as he says the word. The welcoming committee wonders what he is saying. One suggests that the sheriff is near. Gabby, infuriated over being misheard, utters some authentic frontier gibberish and tries to tell them a second time. Again, the bell gongs just in time to prevent us from hearing the racial slur. As Sheriff Bart rounds the corner, the band suddenly stops playing and the citizens are aghast. Howard Johnson isn't watching and begins to read his speech, looking up only in time to utter a racial epithet. Just as Bart comes to a stop, the welcome sheriff sign suddenly rolls itself up as the citizens continue to stare.

Fr. David Mowry is a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Joliet in Illinois and teaches as professor of homiletics and preaching at Mundelein Seminary. He is the chaplain of the Movies-by-Minutes community and has made guest appearances on Star Wars Minute, Indiana Jones Minute, DC Cinematic Minute, Bat Minute Returns, The Shining 2:37 Podcast, and Mean Girls Minute. For years he was fascinated by the VHS cover of Young Frankenstein before his parents ever let him see it. It was totally worth the wait.

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