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 also have a companion show, or side cast, where we interview interesting guests and have a lot of fun in a throwback to the Johnny Carson style of talk show.

We grew 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. And as fascinated as we are about Gene, we wanted to dive into the lives of those people we’ve met or discovered along life’s journey.

Hopefully we will 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, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 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 unturned. 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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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 – Sarah Lieving

Sarah Lieving

In this episodes, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray get to chat with B-movie actress, Sarah Lieving. As usual, the interview begins with going back to Sarah’s beginnings and slowly working toward the present. Many actors get their start after getting bitten by the acting bug and Sarah was no different. She took the plunge and moved to LA and has never regretted it. The work was slow initially and the parts small. But, with hard work and determination, she began to grow her resume and gain more substantial roles. As a B-movie actress, she is quite rooted in reality, knowing the movies need to be taken with a grain of salt. While in LA, she married and eventually had two kids. With her children now part of the picture, Sarah Lieving has become more focused on the roles she is wanting. She loves being with her kids and does not want to be constantly away from them. With a new management team around her, she wants to focus on picking projects that will push her in a more mainstream direction.

Sarah was not able to stay on past the interivew, so after thanking her for her time, it was time to jump into a movie reivew. Just in time for the start of the holidays, Walt was tasked with Santa Jaws. Surprisingly, Walt liked the movie and felt it was a cut above many of the ones he has watched this season. Next, Walt and Alan dive into a few odd news items from around the internet. Finally, they move into their entertainment segment to discuss what they have been watching, reading and listening to.


Walt started to watch the new Netflix docuseries, Catching Killers and strongly recommends it. He also said that Stripes was now showing on Netflix. Alan finished his Harry Potter marathon by watching The Half-Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2. He then watching The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition) and the Pixar flick, Luca. He was really interested after watching a couple episodes of Jean-Claude Van Johnson. For YouTube watchers, he continues to plug the movie reaction channel, Ashleigh Burton.


Alan is still working his way through, “Dune, ” while Walt just recently ordered, “Killig the Mob,” by Bill O’Reilly.


Walt has been listening to the podcasts, Holy Crap It’s SportsThe Kimmer Show and The Murdaugh Murders. Alan gives out a plug for the podcasts, 60MW and Radio Labyrinth.

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