Welcome to the Listeners Lounge

The Wilder Ride is a podcast celebrating and exploring the films of Gene Wilder, using the ​movies by minutes format. We have grown up seeing Gene Wilder play everything from a scientist, to a gunslinger, to a man infatuated by a woman in red, to Mr. Willy Wonka himself. But always, at the heart, there is a depth and a warmth of a real human being bringing those roles to life. And Gene did it in such a way as to leave an indelible impression in our hearts and minds.

We want to help others relive and/or rediscover those films. Hopefully we will also turn a younger generation onto one of the most gifted performers, gracing the silver screen. Movies like Young Frankenstein, The Woman in Red, Silver Streak, Blazing Saddles, The Producers, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Frisco Kid and Haunted Honeymoon represent such a wide range of characters and story lines. In each of these, Gene Wilder took on the role and made it his own. Doing deep dives into these films, only looking at one minute of the movie at a time, is rewarding just on its own merits. But, along the way, we invite a wide variety of guests to join us on our Wilder Ride. The result is both informative and hysterical, leaving no stone untured. Or, so we hope!

We appreciate you taking time to visit our site and to learn a little more about us, our guests and our efforts to bring this podcast to life. It takes a lot of work, energy and time to produce each episode. But, as they say in theatre, it is all for naught if no one is in the audience. So, we thank you again for being out there and for listening.

Help us out on this Wilder Ride

If you want to help us, there are several ways you can. The most important one is to help spread the word! Talk us up. Tell your family and friends about us. Be ready to help show people how to access our podcast — The Wilder Ride. You can also click on the links on the side panel to visit our show on a number of different outlets, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube, TuneIn Radio, HimalayaiHeart Radio and more.

Photo by Steve Wood

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Become a Patron of our art

The Wilder Ride on Patreon

For those who are willing, we have a Patreon page where you can sign up to be a patron of our show. We have several tiers, each with its own reward for showing us your support. Even supporting us with a $1 a month helps to keep these shows coming your way. Beyond our time and effort, there are always monthly costs for hosting and delivering our content. To thank you for becoming a patron, we provide options to receive even more from The Wilder Ride. Lower tiers get public recognition, while higher ones can earn access to bonus material and more. The beauty of Patreon is you can control, month-by-month, the amount of your support. You can move up and down the tiers each month if you want. Or, you can exit at any time. Whatever you are able to do, we appreciate it more than you can know.

Thank you!

We feel like we cannot say it enough, so we will say it one more time — THANK YOU! Our aim is to do justice to the films and the memory of Gene Wilder and have a lot of fun and even more laughs along the way. We really hope, it will be a wild ride that gets “Wilder” by the minute! And we hope to see you there along the way.

TWR Listeners Lounge – Randy Edwards

Randy Edwards

is day. As Randy Edwards neared graduation, he got picked up by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free-agent. His career only last four years, but it was still incredible. After football, it was back to school to get his law degree. He then moved into the are of personal injury law. He loves going into court and fighting for the rights of those harmed by the negligence of others. Randy shared several stories and even a little advice to our listeners.


Walt and Alan cannot praise The Mandalorian enough. It is one of the best things to happen to Star Wars since the original trilogy. Walt is also making his way through season 3 of Star Trek: Enterprise. He’s also watched a few WWII flicks lately. They include, The Big Red OneA Bridge Too Far and the Midway remake. Alan is still working through season 7 of Star Trek: TNG. Thanks to the podcast 60MW and the show, “Spotlight Reflection,” Alan has started to binge the old 80’s cop comedy, Sledge Hammer.


Walt is reading, “Somewhere You Feel Free: Tom Petty Los Angeles,” in preparation for our next guest. Walt really likes the writing style and highly recommends the book.


For sports listeners, Walt recommends Holy Crap It’s Sports by Pete Davis. He also is listening to the podcasts The Dirty Harry Minute and How Did This Get Made? He also did a plug for the live Saturday radio shows, Waking Up with Alan and BK on the Air heard on WBHF and streaming worldwide. Alan gave the following weekly plugs to all the casts he listens to: 60MWThe Real Queens of QueensBad Cop Bad Cop Show, BK on the Air Escape Pod, Golden Rage of TVGeek to Me RadioMarine Corps Movie MinuteABCD:TOSGoing the DistanceSly CastRocky MinuteWorst of the BestRadio Labyrinth and Indiana Jones Minute.

Make sure you have subscribed to The Wilder Ride on your pod-catcher of choice so you will not miss a single episode! If you have not already done so, please come join our Listener’s Group on Facebook. Just visit our public page and click on the button to join the group. There is always something being shared or discussed, all of it related to film and television.