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What to Binge While Quarantined

The Wilder Ride

Release Date: 03/31/2020

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The Wilder Ride

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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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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More Episodes

In an effort to give our listeners some suggestions for movie binge watching or podcast binge listening, we decided to chat about some of our favorite pandemic and disaster films. We also discuss things new to Netflix and close with some podcast recommendations.

Pandemic films discussed: Day After Tomorrow, The Walking Dead, World War Z, Andromeda Strain, I Am Legend, Omega Man, Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane, 28 Day Later, 28 Weeks Later, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Young Frankenstein.

New to Netflix items we discussed: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Blade Runner, Cloverfield, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, side discussion of Avatar, The Dark Knight, Dolemite is My Name, Donnie Brasco, El Camino, another side discussion on Breaking Bad, Goodfellas, Groundhog Day, Jeep commercial set in Groundhog Day, side discussion of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Another Me with Paul Rudd, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Raging Bull, The Shawshank Redemption.

Alan's Honorable Mentions: Daredevil seaasons 1-3, Polar, Mads Mikkelsen, Hunters, Heat, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Justified.

Podcast shoutouts: Radio Labyrinth, 60 Minutes With, Bad Cop Bad Cop Show, The Real Queens of Queens, The Rocky Minute, Superego, Indiana Jones Minute, Rocketeer Minute, Apollo 13 Minute, Hitchcock Minute and North by Northwest, Small Town Murder, Tronologically Speaking and visit moviesbyminutes.com for more!