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  • Local Host Craig McFarland & Jeremy Goeckner

Are you a movie-lover? Do you look for the good before the bad? Do you think hater critic culture has gone a little too far? Well then this is the podcast for you! At The Front Row, we're the podcast for people who ACTUALLY LIKE MOVIES. We have over 10 different shows that all bring their unique perspectives to the world of entertainment. Check them all out, and we'll see you in the front row!

Ways to Connect

This week we are happy to bring to the podcast, Dan Cockerell. Dan spent a twenty-six-year career with the Disney company in multiple roles. Beginning in the Disney College Program and ultimately becoming VP of Epcot Center, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom. This week Dan has released a new book called "How's the Culture in Your Kingdom" which you can find on Amazon or wherever books are sold. We speak to Dan about the current situation inside the Disney Parks, his thoughts on leadership and his new book!

FULL DISCLOSURE - Palm Springs

Aug 12, 2020
Hulu

Hulu's new comedy Palm Springs is putting the time-loop comedy in a whole new point of view and we're here to spoil all of it! When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

FEATURING: Jay Hoffman, Steve Sykes, Alex Orona & Larry Smith

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Episode 7 of #TheRundown is breaking down the big news regarding the release dates of #Mulan, #BillAndTed3 and #Antebellum as well as a TON of newly announced reboots and an avalanche of new trailers. Let's catch you up!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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CLASSICS - Jaws

Aug 9, 2020
Universal Pictures

Summer is never complete without a trip back to Amity Beach and the era-defining work of art that is Jaws. Credited as the first Summer blockbuster, Spielberg's horror-suspense masterpiece continues to define many genres today. The crew at CLASSICS welcomes special guest Ryan Lootens to break down this one.

FEATURING: Brandon Davis (@bcdavis1987), Eric Flick & Ryan Lootens

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Episode 43 of "Are You Afraid of the Podcast" is closing out a very solid Season 3 looking at The Tale of the Dangerous Soup. Dr. Vink's (Aaron Tager) restaurant is the talk of the town boasting the exclusive Dangerous Soup on its menu. When loner Reed (Greg Haberny) applies for a job, he and hostess Nonnie (Neve Campbell) find out there's quite a devilish secret behind the delicious main dish.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner (@jgoeck) & Sara Baltusevich

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BEYOND THE MOUSE - Disney Song Draft

Aug 7, 2020

This week the documentary Howard drops on Disney+. We are celebrating the life and accomplishments of Howard Ashman in the best way possible, by doing a Disney Song Draft! Make sure to follow us on social media for your chance to vote for your favorite team!

Featuring: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

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CONVINCE ME w/ Larry Smith - Ep. 2 - Scott Hinds

Aug 5, 2020
Front Row Network

In this episode Scott Hinds, lead singer and songwriter of The Royal Hounds (and who also portrayed Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet for several years) convinces Larry that Amy Sedaris is a genius, why a popular sitcom is trash, and they reminisce about their time spent in a hot tub and chasing loose dogs while mostly naked.

FEATURING: Larry Smith (@poundsmith2), Scott Hinds (TheRoyalHounds)

FLASHBACKS - Back To The Future

Aug 4, 2020
20th Century Fox

FLASHBACKS is kicking off August in style by taking us #BackInTime to experience #ThePowerOfLove in Robert Zemekis’ absolute sci-fi classic #BackToTheFuture. Ryan and Jay are joined by the Flashbacks OG Scott to talk about the 35th Anniversary of this mainstay in every person’s movie collection. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman & Scott McFarland

Front Row Network

Monday means the next episode of #TheRundown. Big news as films start up their shoots again and AMC and Universal literally change the game when it comes to theatrical release. Time for some #ReelNewsRealFast. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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BEYOND THE MOUSE - Kaye Malins from the Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Jul 31, 2020
Front Row Network

This week on the show we have a wonderful guest! Kaye Malins provides us with insights about Marceline, Missouri. Walt Disney always regarded his time in Marceline as vital to the creation of the Disney Parks, and many of his other projects. Kaye speaks to us about the museum, how it was founded, what types of exhibits they have had and will have in the future. We also get to hear her own personal stories about Walt and Roy Disney. It’s a treat!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner
GUESTS: Kaye Malins

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50 Eggs

The new documentary "A Most Beautiful Thing" is a tale that is very prescient in our current world. Director Mary Mazzio and subject Arshay Cooper took some time to sit down with the Network's Jeremy Goeckner to talk about making the film and the various messages it deals with.

The film chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in the nation (made up of young men from the West Side of Chicago, many of whom were from rival gangs, all coming together to row in the same boat.) Based on Arshay Cooper’s self-published memoir.

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The Rundown is a day late this week but that's because there was just TOO MUCH NEWS coming from the Comic-Con International #AtHome event. Here's a recap of the biggest news coming from pop culture's premiere weekend including all the newest trailers emerging from the con.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Front Row Network

CLASSICS is very happy to conduct our very first interview and wow is it a great one. We're honored to welcome the widow and biographer of the late great Gene Kelly to the show, Patricia Ward Kelly. We talk about some amazing stories from Kelly's prolific career, the job he REALLY wanted all along and bust some myths about the legend as only Patricia can do. Check it out and here social media page keeping Gene's legacy alive.

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Eric Flick & Jeremy Goeckner

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“Rowing is as old as time itself. And for so long the terrain of favorite sons of famous families in places far, far away from the West Side; light years away.” Mary Mazzio’s new documentary A Most Beautiful Thing is about the first African American high school rowing team in the US. At least that’s what you would think at first glance. As the film slowly unfolds it becomes very clear that what this film is up to runs much, much deeper. 

BEYOND THE MOUSE - Enchanted

Jul 24, 2020
Walt Disney Studios

We had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin Lima, director of so many wonderful Disney films. One such film is Enchanted! Brett, Vanessa and Craig break down their love for the film. Featuring: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

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INTERVIEW - "Greyhound" Director Aaron Schneider

Jul 23, 2020
Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has released their biggest movie swing yet with the truly epic and sweeping World War II drama Greyhound. Written by and staring Tom Hanks, this film tells the tale of an American battleship as it attempts to escort a much needed fleet of supply ships across the Atlantic. As the fleet loses air cover in the area known as The Pit, a German U-Boat fleet arrives and starts a deadly chase for survival. We were honored to be able to talk with the director of this fantastic film Mr. Aaron Schneider.

World Wrestling Entertainment

Man oh man. How in the hell do we even begin to review the surreal-ness that was The Horror Show at #ExtremeRules? #WWE certainly put on an unforgettable display but was it too crazy to be good? Jeremy and Lou are breaking it all down. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Louis Hare

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Monday brings your weekly entertainment news recap! On this episode of #TheRundown, we look at the productions that are delayed and re-starting, new projects being announced and the newest trailers of the week. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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Super GG Radio

Joel is back and we broke the podcast this week with Technical Difficulties. We apologize but the last 5-10 minutes of this episode were lost in our attempt at a live streaming podcast. This week we Fight in Tight Spaces with a lady named Dandara in Early Adopters, Speak on some SUPER HOT news, and round out the backlog blog with discuss Red Strings Club and Invisible Inc. 

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It's Monday which means it's time to catch up on the entertainment news from last week with the latest episode of #TheRundown. Today we report on the tragic deaths of Kelly Preston & Naya Rivera and Comic-Con's new #ComicConAtHome full panel schedule.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

FLASHBACKS - Military in Film with Capt. Dale Dye

Jul 11, 2020

We bring you a special episode of Flashbacks where we are going to be talking to a man who has made a tremendous impact on a few films that have been talked about previously on the Front Row Network and a few more slated for the next few years. We had the honor and the privilege to speak with Capt. Dale Dye. Capt. Dye has worked on more than fifty movies and TV shows including several Academy Award and Emmy winning productions.

Walt Disney Studios

Leslie Iwerks is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated documentary director and producer. Many of her films shed light on global issues, while others intrigue audiences with a behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment industry.

She has produced several films for Walt Disney Studios, which is fitting given her grandfather, Ub Iwerks, worked with Walt Disney as an animator, inventor and special-effects technician. He is also the man behind the first animation of Mickey Mouse.

NXT Great American Bash 2020 Review

Jul 9, 2020
World Wrestling Entertainment

The Great American Bash has returned and it's only on NXT! This two-night event had something for everyone and reminded all of us why NXT is the brand in pro wrestling today. Jeremy & Lou are breaking down all the matches from both nights including the historic champion vs champion main event! #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Louis Hare

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Welcome our new video series #TheRundown. Here we will give you a very quick review of the biggest entertainment news you might have missed last week. This episode we talk about the UK opening up for film production, some MCU Phase 4 details and more celebrity goodbyes.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Beyond the Mouse: Hamilton with Julius Thomas III

Jul 2, 2020
Hamilton

We are so excited that Hamilton has arrived on Disney+! To celebrate the occasion we interview a man who has played Alexander Hamilton for the past year. Julius Thomas III speaks about his Broadway career, his words of wisdom to upcoming performers and of course we dive deep into his role in Hamilton. 

Featuring: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

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Hamilton on Broadway

#HamiltonWeek continues on the Front Row Network! You heard part 1 a few days ago where we started our ranking of all 46 songs on the #Hamilton soundtrack. We'll we're proud to bring you Part 2 where we give you the top 24 songs in Hamilton. This ranking was hard but we're standing behind it!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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We teased it last week and now we're proud to bring the newest show in the Front Row stable: #ConvinceMe with Larry Smith. In his first episode, Larry welcomes fellow comedian and radio personality Kyle Fields. Get ready to laugh!

FEATURING: Larry Smith & Kyle Fields

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Super GG Radio

Joel is out so Stevers the producer extraordinaire fills in with some poetry, and hot takes! Getty reports in on Anime Stranding and Steve gets us hungry with  Lunch-A-Palooza, we discuss the Playstation and EA events, play some Remnant From the Ashes together and Getty tells us about the Medievil remake. We close out with a listener email, thanks to our friends at Gaming Fyx! 

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Early Adopters | News | Backlog Blog | Listener Emails

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FLASHBACK - Bad Boys

Jun 30, 2020
Columbia Pictures

#FLASHBACK is closing out June with a look at the origin film of the current 2020 box office champion. That's right we're diving into Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's buddy-cop action extravaganza Bad Boys.

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens & Jay Hoffman

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Hamilton on Broadway

It's #HamiltonWeek on the Front Row Network! We've got a ton of coverage coming for you leading up to the release of the #HamilFilm on July 3rd. We're kicking off our coverage with Part 1 of a comprehensive ranking of EVERY SINGLE SONG IN THE SHOW! That's right, all 46 songs on the soundtrack ranked! Who will come out on top? Listen to find out!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Sara Baltusevich

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