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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!

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Tom K. Morris: Disney Fan, Imagineer and Historian

Sep 17, 2020
Walt Disney Company

Tom K. Morris is a former Disney Imagineer who, in his 42 years with the company, collaborated on numerous projects in Disney parks around the world. He helped design attractions for EPCOT, Disney California Adventure Park’s Cars Land, Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. And he might just be Disney’s biggest fan. 

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After a week off The Rundown is back recapping two weeks worth of news as fast as possible! Release dates are moving, studios are panicking, casting announcements are fast and furious and we remember the giant that was Diana Rigg.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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September 14, 2020

It's time to crunch those numbers! It's your weekly recap of the top 5 films of the US box office. This week Tenet continues its reign but is it enough to revive the theaters in the US?

Featuring: Jeremy Goeckner

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FULL DISCLOSURE - Bill & Ted Face The Music

Sep 14, 2020
United Artists Releasing

It's time to take a deep dive into the movie of the Summer! Lou, Scott and Special Guest Jeremie Bailey from Lincoln's Legends get together to discuss a movie almost 30 years in the making - Bill & Ted Face The Music!!

Featuring: Lou Hare, Scott McFarland, & Jeremie Bailey

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Jodi Benson: The Voice of ‘The Little Mermaid’

Sep 9, 2020
The Walt Disney Studios

 

 

 

  

The character Ariel from Disney’s 1989 film “The Little Mermaid” is often referred to as the first modern-day Disney princess. Today her thick, red hair, green fins and beautiful singing voice remain iconic. While her hair and fins may be animated, it is the real-life Jodi Benson who lends her voice to the role. 

 

 

 

Beyond the Mouse: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Sep 4, 2020
Walt Disney Studios

Brandon dives into the world of the Mouse, on this Beyond the Mouse/Classics crossover. The crew discusses the 1954 Disney live-action film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This movie has been beautifully restored on Disney Plus. We speak to the production design, the history, the influence on the Disney parks and more (maybe even a great James Mason impression) much lies in store for you loyal listener!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson and Brandon Davis

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FLASHBACK - Caddyshack

Sep 3, 2020
Orion Pictures

FLASHBACK returns with what many call the greatest golf movie or all time and what some call the greatest comedy of all time. Lets all get back to the Bushwood Country Club, crank up the Journey and try to catch that elusive gopher as we look at 1980's Caddyshack

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman Larry Smith & Erin McCabe

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REMEMBERING - Chadwick Boseman Tribute

Sep 1, 2020
Front Row Network

Like everyone, we at the Network were blindsided by the news of Chadwick Boseman's death at the age of 43 from colon cancer. Boseman left behind a towering legacy in the world of film and in the world as a cultural icon. We at the Network wanted give our thoughts on his passing and invite some special friends to offer their thoughts. We finish it off with our Oscar Spotlight episode on Black Panther with special guest Professor Tiffani Saunders. Rest in Power, Chadwick.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Reggie Guyton, Lou Hare, Tiffani Saunders & Craig McFarland

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Monday brings you the next episode of The Rundown. Lots of entertainment news to report but it all pales to the loss of Chadwick Boseman. Here's your entertainment news for last week.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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August 31, 2020

The Box Office Minute has returned! With theaters across the US slowly reopening, it's time to start reporting on the box office numbers once again. Even though the box office looks very different, we once again have a top 5 to report on, led once again by superheroes at the top.

Featuring: Jeremy Goeckner

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Beyond the Mouse: Disney World Trip Report with Craig and Kristen

Aug 28, 2020
Walt Disney

This week we are joined by two friends who have made the trek to Florida since the reopening of Walt Disney World. Kristen Wolfe speaks to her experience at the Boardwalk and all about the parks. Craig William II lets us know about his stay at the Polynesian and his take on what Walt Disney World is like for travellers right now. Join along with us!

Featuring: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

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GUILTY PLEASURES / FLASHBACK - Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Aug 28, 2020
Warner Bros. Pictures

Guilty Pleasures is back with a special crossover event! Lou teams up with Flashbacks hosts Ryan & Jay to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of a movie that could be both a Guilty Pleasure AND a Flashback - Gremlins 2: The New Batch!!

Featuring: Louis Hare, Ryan Lootens, & Jay Hoffman

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World Wrestling Entertainment

It's was a huge weekend in #WWE as both #NXT #Takeover30 and #SummerSlam 2020 took place! Lou and Jeremy are here to give you the breakdowns of all the matches and take a brief look ahead to yet ANOTHER payperview this weekend with #Payback. #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner & Lou Hare

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CONVINCE ME WITH LARRY SMITH - Ep. 3 - Reena Calm

Aug 27, 2020
Jeremy Goeckner

On this episode, Larry talks to nationally touring headliner, author, and extraordinary photographer, Reena Calm about comedy goals in The Before Times, how that’s changed in the current state of standup, shifting creative endeavors, family (yes, it’s a little serious), the bane that is hack comedy, and another discussion about the brilliance of Amy Sedaris!

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#TheRundown comes to you a few days late because there was just so much

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 78 - Tide Pod Red Bull

Aug 23, 2020
Super GG Radio

This week!  Joel paid too much money for a Tony Hawk Pro Skater remake demo, Alex ganked the Rogue Legacy 2 beta key, we all tried our hand at the hot new puzzle game Mixolumia, we’re in love with Nintendo indie shadowdrops in the news, and we all took out our ipads and turned in our Video Game Homework: FTL: Faster Than Light. Join us!

 

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Early Adopters | News | Video Game Homework - FTL: Faster Than Light | One Last Thing

 

WDW Radio

Last March Walt Disney World Resort closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Disney fans cancelled their vacations. Now that the gates have reopened, many are unsure of whether to pack their bags or stay home in isolation. Fortunately, Disney experts like Lou Mongello are stepping up to help.

BATTLECAST - Don't Cross The Streams!

Aug 18, 2020
Front Row Network

If there is one thing that is clear in the COVID world, it's that streaming services are now the kings of the entertainment world. With so many options out there, which service should claim the crown as the best? Well lets us introduce you to our newest show as 5 of our personalities take on the personas of the streaming giants with Larry Smith serving as the ref. Let the #Battlecast begin! #NPR #FRN

FEATURING: Larry Smith, Jay Hoffman, Steve Sykes, Jeremy Goeckner, Brandon Davis & Craig McFarland

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Every Monday brings the latest news blitz in #TheRundown. This week AMC theaters are reopening, #DCFandome is set to take over the world and a slew of new movie and TV trailers. Let’s get caught up!

 

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

 

 

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 77 - Mr. Chef

Aug 16, 2020
Super GG Radio

Joel spent most of the week without power, so Alex G from podcast superfriends Gaming Fyx tags in at the last second!  He sells the group on Necrobarista, Alex O has some thoughts on the Avengers beta, and get real bloody with Carrion in Early Adopters.  Alex G shows us how to REALLY seduce the news.  We hit some Microsoft classics in the Backlog Blog.  Then we get to know Alex G better in our Guest Spot.

CLASSICS - Lucy & Desi with Kate Luckinbill Conner

Aug 14, 2020
The Front Row Network

Front Row Classics brings you another special interview this month. We’re talking with Kate Luckinbill Conner of The Lucy Legacy. Kate is the daughter of Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill and the granddaughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. In this interview, Kate discusses her grandparents’ legacy of laughter and how her family is keeping it alive for the next generation. You’ll also hear fun, personal anecdotes including what Lucy and Desi would have thought of social media. Sit back and enjoy and don’t forget to follow @TheLucyLegacy on Facebook and Instagram.

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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SUPER GG RADIO - Session 76 - $8 Hat DLC

Aug 9, 2020
Super GG Radio

This week!

Alex lets his Fall guys #content all hang out.  Getty & Joel have a #funtime.  Getty & Alex take one shell straight to hell.  We spend too much time talking about the Sony State of Play.  Alex gives Getty a second shot to talk about Superhot after we lost the original audio.  Finally, Alex took Joel on the Yoku’s Island Express journey.

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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

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