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The Wilder Ride press kit – 11012019

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Alan J. Sanders
[email protected]

The Wilder Ride Takes Comedic Deep Dives for Movie Fun

An entertainment podcast covering the films of Gene Wilder one minute at a time

ATLANTA – Podcast hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray launched a new entertainment podcast in early 2018 called, The Wilder Ride. The show uses the movies-by-minutes format, where each episode represents a discussion over just one minute of a movie at a time.

The hosts of The Wilder Ride invite a wide-range of guests to join in their conversation, providing analysis, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, trivia, breakdowns of actors and more. Each episode, though meant to be informative, focuses more on entertaining the listener through banter and side-discussions, rather than academic lecturing. The two have been known to take their guests off-the-rails for some hilarious storytelling, hooking their audience with infectious laughter. Some of their many guests include actors Adam Boyer (The Walking Dead, Ozark, Sully), Beverly D’Angelo (Coal Miner’s Daughter, the Vacation movies, American History X) and Burton Gilliam (Blazing Saddles, Back to the Future III, Evening Shade). Also, Christopher Korman, son of the late Harvey Korman, was part of their second season and Richard Pryor, Jr., son of the late Richard Pryor, is lined up to be in season three.

“I love the energy, wit, and commentary in every episode,” said Jeff Tindall, CEO and President of Agile Innovations and a podcast enthusiast. “If you’ve never listened to a podcast before, this will set the bar high. The Wilder Ride is great for any movie enthusiast.”

For their first season, the duo broke down the Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein. The show began on March 25, 2018, with new episodes dropping every weekday. 107 episodes later, the season wrapped in August of 2018. During that run, they had 25 different guests, each joining for at least five consecutive episodes.

Season two was dedicated to the film, Blazing Saddles. The season started in late February of 2019 and ended in July. With the growing popularity of the podcast, hosts Alan and Walt had to limit most guests to no more than three episodes, allowing for 43 unique guest appearances. Among these guests was Christopher Korman, who spent four episodes discussing the last few minutes his dad appears in the film.

American stand-up comedian, actor, television host (Talking Dead), writer, producer and podcaster, Chris Hardwick, spotlighted The Wilder Ride during one of his corkboard segments. “I heard about this on the ID10T corkboard…my ears perked up when I heard the premise, and I have not been disappointed!” ID10T subscriber, Joe Cole, Jr. said. “My only complaint is I have a lot to binge with this being a daily podcast…I have a long way to go. Thankfully, Alan and Walt, along with their guests, make it easy to listen. I have gained so much knowledge on the movies that meant the world to my dad and me over the years! Cannot recommend this enough! 5 stars! 2 thumbs up!”

Season three was officially announced at the close of season two. The Wilder Ride will take on the first buddy pairing of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor in the film Silver Streak for 2020. They expect to have even more unique guests in the third season, including Richard Pryor, Jr., along with nearly 50 others.

The Wilder Ride is available worldwide, with the top five countries being the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Italy. Since its launch, the podcast is approaching 50,000 unique listens/downloads.

During their off-season, the hosts release bonus episodes and additional podcast content. They release most of these episodes through their Patreon page. Patrons to the podcast are rewarded by being given access to those special shows, custom stickers, episode mentions/shout-outs and even a chance to be an invited guest. Thus far they have created Patreon content covering Poltergeist (1982), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Big Lebowski, The Princess Bride, Ghostbusters (1984) and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

To learn more about the podcast, its hosts, guests, where to listen or how to get custom merchandise, visit their website at They are also active on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and a private Listeners Group on Facebook. All can be found under their name, The Wilder Ride. Media can access The Wilder Ride’s press kit by visiting The press kit can be downloaded as a PDF or viewed online from the link.

About the Wilder Ride – The Wilder Ride is a podcast, celebrating and analyzing the films of Gene Wilder. Hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray do this by looking at only one minute of the movie at a time. They invite a wide range of guests and celebrities to join them each season. The podcast entertains and engages listeners around the world with trivia, fun-facts, conversation and behind-the-scenes stories. Additionally, they release a weekly Flash Briefing through Alexa enabled devices and create unique content for patrons at their Patreon page. The Wilder Ride can be listened to on most popular pod-catchers. The hosts actively engage with listeners on social media through their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Visit their website at


Fact Sheet


  • The Wilder Ride is a podcast that celebrates and analyzes the films of Gene Wilder primarily, while covering other films as off-season content.
  • We invite a wide range of guests, from varying ages, backgrounds and experiences to participate in each episode.
  • We use the movies-by-minutes format, where each episode is dedicated to only looking at one minute of the movie.
  • Episodes range in length from 20-60 minutes, with an average of 40 minutes each. Bonus episodes run 30 minutes to 2 ½ hours.


  • The concept for the show came up after the passing of Gene Wilder.
  • Where most movies-by-minutes podcasts focus on a franchise, we are focusing on the filmography of actor Gene Wilder.
  • Our 1st season, Young Frankenstein, launched on March 25, 2018 and ended on August 20, 2018.
  • Our 2nd season, Blazing Saddles, launched on February 25, 2019 and ended on July 4, 2019.
  • Our 3rd season, Silver Streak, is expected to launch on February 24, 2020.
  • We have bonus episodes, including interviews with actress Beverly D’Angelo, Actor Burton Gilliam and biographer Brian Scott Mednick.
  • We have off-season content, primarily through our Patreon page, generating revenue to offset the cost of producing the podcast.


  • Listeners run the gamut for age, ethnicity, gender and socio-economic background.
  • Our top five countries for listeners: the United States, the UK, Australia, Canada and Italy.
  • We have listeners in every continent, save for Antarctica; Approaching 50,000 downloads.

Online/Social Media


  • Apple Podcasts
  • Google Play
  • Stitcher
  • YouTube
  • iHeart Radio
  • TuneIn Radio
  • And many more…

Media Contacts


The Wilder Ride is a podcast that celebrates and analyzes the films of Gene Wilder. We do this by looking at only one minute of the movie at a time. Additionally, we invite a wide range of guests to join in our conversation. Our show exists to entertain and engage the listener with trivia, discussion, fun-facts and some behind-the-scenes stories. Though entertainment is our priority, if you accidentally learn something along the way, that’s okay too.

It started after Gene Wilder’s passing, when host Alan Sanders awoke from a vivid dream. He had previously been a guest on another podcast using the movies-by-minutes format and found it fascinating. Other podcasts using that style were dedicated to film franchises like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, etc. Soon after the death of Gene Wilder, Alan dreamt of calling the podcast “The Wilder Ride” because he knew it would be a “wild” podcast. Plus, it would focus on the body of work of an actor, rather than a franchise.

Hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray have diverse backgrounds, but share many mutual interests, especially relating to film, television and entertainment. Alan has a background in radio, film and video. He has been the recipient of four Georgia Association of Broadcasters Awards thus far in his radio career, two for Best Show and two for Best On-Air Personality. Walt’s claim to fame is sitting down and chatting with JJ Abrams while working on the set of Star Trek Into Darkness. He is a private detective by day, giving him a wealth of fun stories to tell, though changing the names to protect the stupid.

Our listeners run the gamut for age, gender, economic background and ethnicity. Our audience is so diverse because the love of Gene Wilder and his films cuts across those same demographics. Our top five countries for episode downloads are The United States, the UK, Australia, Canada and Italy. We have listeners in every continent and are approaching 50,000 downloads.

Where to listen to our podcast is as simple as looking at the most popular pod-catchers and we are likely there. We are on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, YouTube, Himalaya, Deezer and Our RSS feed is used by many other pod-catchers, so just search for The Wilder Ride in your favorite one and you are likely going to find us.

Where else can you find us? We were lucky to discover that the name of our podcast wasn’t being used anywhere else. This means our branding is always centered around our full name — The Wilder Ride. This includes the following:

We also have a private Listeners Group on Facebook for those who want to engage with us and other listeners to our podcast. It is accessed through our public Facebook page by clicking on the Join Group button. Applicants just answer a couple of easy questions (confirming they are not a bot) and follow some basic rules. We only want to promote friendly discussions of Gene Wilder, his films, other movies, television, video and entertainment. There are plenty of other places to go to for discussions on relgion, politics or news.

Support the show by visiting our TeePublic store for show related merchandise. Listeners can also help fund ongoing production costs of our show by becoming a patron through our Patreon page. We have several tiers of support and with each higher option, we provide additional rewards or incentives. Moreover, there is always need for ratings and reviews of our show, which does not cost anything. Plus, we encourage everyone to like, share, follow and recommend our show to their friends, family and followers.

What have people been saying?

Here are a handful of reviews from people who have listened to the show, which still has a 5.0 rating with 41 reviews on Apple Podcasts:

Truly great


I will pay the ultimate compliment to this podcast. They use good equipment so it sounds great. And the content is spectacular. It’s like listening to your friends sitting around and talking about movies, but just listening. Easy to listen to, and they deliver the goods.


Great listen and lots of fun

five-stars-3Alan Sanders and Walt Murray do an amazing job bringing out the most minute details of the films of the late great Gene Wilder and making them an interesting and entertaining listening experience. They take great care to find a wide variety of guests to cover all aspects of their content and to discuss the genius of greats like Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Cleavon Little, Richard Pryor, Slim Pickens, and many more. Well worth subscribing and liking on Facebook too!



five-stars-3It plays like a lit fuse torching bright to the climatic conclusion. The Wilder Ride is THE place for Gene Wilder fans. A fun and informative podcast that focuses on all things Wilder, from the dazzlingly brilliant Blazing Saddles to the genius of The Woman in Red, and Young Frankenstein. The hosts: Alan Sanders and Walt Murray leave no stone unturned in their mission to explore the depth and humanity so evident in Gene Wilder’s masterful movies. Drop by and listen to their podcast today. But be warned––this stuff is addictive.

Captain Cornflake

Not just for Gene Wilder fans

five-stars-3As part of the Movies by Minutes family, this show is another in a long list of highly entertaining podcasts. I stopped listening to music in the car years ago; it’s now all podcasts all the time. Alan and Walt deliver high quality amusements with every episode. If you’re not yet a Gene Wilder fan, you will become one by subscribing and listening to the show. Keep up the great work guys!


A lot of fun

five-stars-3Alan & Walt take a fabulous movie & make it even funnier with their take on it. The banter between the two is great & prepare yourself to take rides on their tangent trains of thought too. Keep it up, guys!

Kompis av programmet

Great Chemistry and Great Movies!

five-stars-3Alan and Walt have great chemistry and are a blast to listen to, so it’s lucky for us they’ve picked some awesome movies to discuss! Great podcast!


Fun and informative

five-stars-3What a fun look at Gene Wilder’s films! I appreciate the research and love these guys have for this Gene’s work!


The Wilder Ride Flash Briefing

Our weekly Flash Briefing through Alexa and other typical pod-catchers allows listeners to get a short newscast as only The Wilder Ride can deliver. Our focus is on podcasting news as well as entertainment and other “geeky” subjects relevant to our own show. We created this weekly mini-podcast with humor in mind, interspersing the news items with a lot of sound bites. The news is still relevant (nothing made up), but the delivery is quick and meant to be less than 10 minutes. We can also adapt this weekly Flash Briefing if another news outlet, podcast, blog or vlog wants to use it. We would provide a customized open and/or closing for them, so it would flow with their format. If you are an entertainment minded show, we’d love for you to consider adding The Wilder Ride’s Flash Briefing as a recurring segment.

Also, if you have relevant news you’d like us to consider adding to our Flash Briefing, simply email us at [email protected] with your news. Keep in mind, we cannot use everything, but we will do all we can to include as much as possible.

Since our Flash Briefing was initially created to be compatible with your Alexa enabled devices, adding our Flash Briefing is as simple as 1-2-3:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Search the Skills section for “The Wilder Ride.”
  3. Activate the skill.

That’s it! Then all you have to do is say, “Alexa, play my Flash Briefing,” and away we go. Our newscast is designed to come out first thing Monday morning to start your workweek off with a little fun, humor and information.

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The Wilder Ride press kit – 11012019