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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 get a chance to interview the CEO of the , Stephanie Stuckey. After catching up on the last week since the prior show, Stephanie comes to the stage and takes us back 80+ years to the 1930's. He grandfather was carving out a life by selling pecan's to resellers. He eventually began selling them on the side of the road. Within a few years, he enlisted his wife to help bake Southern style treats, like pecan rolls to expand their offerings. As the business grew, they great to a store, added a restaurant and gas pumps. Pretty soon, they grew to...

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In this episode, hosts Alan and Walt get a chance to talk with former meterologist, Karen Minton, of WSB-TV. Karen's career didn't start with a focus on television or meteorology. After getting her degree in the biological sciences, she was working for Dairy Queen corporate offices. She really thought she was going to be heading down that path. A chance encounter with a news director helped shape the course of her future. Starting on the West coast as a weather reporter, she eventually received a call from The Weather Channel. She isn't sure how they found out about her, but she took the job...

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In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray get a chance to sit down with Caroline Daley and Michael Caputo of . Alan and Walt were featured on their show, , which dropped in January of 2021. On that show, Caroline and Michael like to bring a spotlight on other podcasts. Alan and Walt had such a fun time being interviewed, they wanted to return the favor here in season 4 of . Caroline Daley and Michael Caputo of Pod Clubhouse each started in media separately, but found each other via a radio program. It did not take long for the two of them to realize they fed easily off each other and...

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In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray meet the family members who make up the New Age group, 2002. The story begins with husband and wife, Randy and Pamela meeting in high school theater. They both had a love for music early in their lives. The two would go in separate directions after high school, getting involved with various bands as part of their musical journeys. After nearly a decade, circumstances returned them both to the Texas area where they reunited. That would eventually become the team who would create the New Age group, 2002. The choice of that kind of music...

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The Wilder Ride

In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray sit down with Jeff Leiboff, one of the hosts of the Radio Labyrinth podcast. They start all the way back to 4th grade, when Jeff and Tim Andrews first became friends. As they got ready for college, Jeff was moving toward a journalism degree. He had taken a few early "graphics" classes in high school, but nothing was computerized at that point. Once in college, Jeff got involved with the campus newspaper and other publications. Within a few years, he found himself gravitating more toward layout and design. An opportunity opened and he spent...

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The Wilder Ride

In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray bring back former FBI Agent from season three, a show we call, George Murray vol 2. The last time we spoke with George, we spent a good amount of time going through his backstory, from Vietnam through retiring from the FBI. This time we spend almost the entire episode on his FBI background. Alan and Walt start off discussing all the stories hitting the media of late, which were considered false this time last year. So many people's voices were squashed. Alan hopes we all wake up and realize it's better to have more information, not less,...

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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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The Wilder Ride

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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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.