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Blazing Saddles Episode 33: Then we're awake, but we're very puzzled

The Wilder Ride

Release Date: 04/10/2019

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In this episode, we welcome Dr. Don Green, President of Georgia Highland's College, who joins us to discuss his career path, education and motivation. We start with his parents putting a premium on education while living in a small town in Michigan. After college and getting his MBA, Don was ready to tackle the business world. In fact, he did, for a short while. But, by chance, he was asked to teach a course on human resources. He was immediately taken with the idea of being a college professor.

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In this episode we are joined by Christopher Korman, the son of the late actor, Harvey Korman, to talk about his life and his struggles being learning disabled. Our goal was to focus on Christopher's life and upbringing. We talked a lot about Chris having to come into his own and still fighting moments of resentment over the shadow his dad cast. However, with time, he has come to cherish the legacy and how it is being used to help combat learning disabilities.

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In this episode, we welcome two podcasters from 60MW, Ben Ford and Chris Jellyman, who each put out a myriad of shows and content. He got involved with podcasting when he stumbled across Chris on Twitter. Chris's story begins with a show called, The Same Coin. The video game podcast lasted for several years before running it's course. But, as one door shuts, another opens. Chris joined with the podcast 60MW, then called 60 Minutes With. They each host several shows between them.

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In today's episode we are joined by fantasy author JW Webb, chatting about his books set in the world of Anzu. Jim grew up close to London but it wasn't until he moved out to Cornwall when his first book came to life. He is now putting the finishing touches on his 12th book in the ever-growing list of books set in the world of Anzu.

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In this episode, we are joined by long-time political analyst, Bill Crane, on WSB-TV and WSB Radio. He also owns a PR firm, CSI Crane. He has been involved with politics and business his whole life. He also worked for the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in the years leading up to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He then moved to a public relations firm before deciding to start his own company in 2009. We wrap up the interview with some of the people and personalities he's met along his journey.

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In today's episode, we bring the husband and wife podcast team of Pete and Sandra Marchese to our Listeners Lounge. We learn a little bit more about them before diving into their show, breaking down the film Blade Runner, one minute of the movie at a time. We then invited them both to hang out and comment on some strange and funny news stories. We close the episode going though a round-up of what we are watching, reading and listening to.

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Stephanie is a regular voice on the Radio Labyrinth podcast and an active member of BarkVille Dog Rescue. We learned how an early internet chat room led to love and marriage. She became an avid listener of The Regular Guys radio show and befriended Tim Andrews. Their friendship grew and it led her to being invited to join his podcast. Stephanie has done stand-up comedy and improv. At her core, though, Stephanie is an avid dog-lover and can be found volunteering as much as she can with BarkVille Dog Rescue.

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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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We open with Sheriff Bart, having heard a noise, moving to the door to jail cell. Gene Wilder's character is hanging upside down from the top bunk. Bart asks if he is awake? Gene looks quizzically from his upside down position and asks, "I don't know. Are we...black?" Bart replies, "Yes, we are." Gene responds, "Then we're awake, but we're very puzzled." Sheriff Bart enters the cell and helps the man up and then starts to sit him on the bottom bunk. 

Today’s guest is broadcaster Jackie Hatcher. Jackie is a podcaster who, along with her friend, Lorie, produces a show called, Opinions in Black and White. As a black mom, she and her co-host, a white mom, discuss life and child rearing in today’s world, often focusing on the silliness of judging people by their skin, upbringing or nationality.

Thank you so much for tuning into today’s episode. Come back tomorrow for another exciting episode of the movie, Blazing Saddles. In the meantime, don’t forget to give us a rating and leave us a comment on your pod-catcher of choice. You can also follow us on Facebook, where we have a private listener’s group, and we are on Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about us, our guests or to look through a list of all of our previous episodes, feel free to swing by our website. So bookmark, follow or like us everywhere and feel free to reach out to us anytime on this Wilder ride!