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TWR Listeners Lounge - Christopher McKittrick

The Wilder Ride

Release Date: 12/08/2020

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The Wilder Ride

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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The Wilder Ride

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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The Wilder Ride

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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The Wilder Ride

Hosts Alan and Walt are joined by voice-acting talent and radio personality, Autumn Fischer. We open learning Autumn fell into the radio business somewhat by accident. Catching the ear and mind of radio host Eric von Haessler got her on when he was with The Regular Guys show. After that show fell apart, Eric began to reinvent himself. He invited trusted talents to join him for a daily podcast show from his home. Years of plugging away led to a return gig on WSB radio in Atlanta and a number one show!

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The Wilder Ride

Hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray interview radio personality, Veronica Harrell. Veronica actually started her college career with a desire to be a movie director. As fate would have it, she got a job in radio at a conservative talk station in Jackson, Michigan. That role led to another in Detroit. Before she knew it, her husband was transferred to Atlanta and she found another radio job, which led to a full-time traffic reporter in Atlanta. She also likes positing messages of positivity on social media.

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The Wilder Ride

Hosts Alan and Walt welcome Bryon Lockhart, a former Marine and one of the hosts of The Marine Corps Movie Minute. Alan and Bryon recounted boot camp stories. Bryon also talked about growing up in Rochester, NY, home of the Garbage Plate. The discussion moved to podcasting. Bryon and his partner decided to look at films based around the Marine Corps. Their first season looked at the Clint Eastwood film, "Heartbreak Ridge." They even had one of the actors, Peter Koch, join them on a handful of episodes.

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Welcome to season four! We open the episode with Alan and Walt recapping their holidays and activities since their hiatus. 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.

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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 get a chance to visit with author/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. It is obvious just how much Chris enjoys writing but he loves the research part too. 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. Then Chris puts in a plug for supporting your small business bookstores when buying the book.

WATCHTING/STREAMING:


Walt finally gave in and started to watch season one of The Boys on Amazon Prime and had to admit he was instantly hooked. He also decided to watch a bad Bond movie The World is Not Enough, and is continuing to binge Star Trek: Enterprise. Chris said it's a tradition to watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles every Thanksgiving. He also gave big props to The Mandalorian on Disney+. No shock, but both Alan and Walt seconded his praise for the series. Alan went so far as to say the episode they just watched was one of the most cinematically crafted episode to-date. The western dual outside the gates is juxtaposed with the oriental, eastern dual inside. Alan also said it was a treat to see Michael Biehn playing a role.

READING:


It's no surprise, but Walt is halfway through reading, "Somewhere You Feel Free: Tom Petty and Los Angeles." Chris is so busy promoting his book, he admits he hasn't had much time for pleasure reading.

LISTENING:


Walt had three podcasts to recommend this week. The first was The Dirty Harry Minute, where he has been a recent guest. The second was a reminder to checkout SuperEgo. And the third was for The Dennis Miller Option. Chris gave two big thumbs up for the new AC/DC album, Power Up! Naturally, he has also been listening to Tom Petty's, "Wildflowers and all the Rest" deluxe release. With time rapidly running out for the guest, Alan skipped the regular shout-outs in favor of talking about the Sirius XM channel, Classic Rewind. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, they were looping the top 500 songs from the "cassette" era and Alan loved every moment of it. As a grown-up Gen-Xer, it's the music he remember vividly playing in his car as a teenager and beyond.