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The Wilder Ride is a podcast where we look to explore and celebrate the films of Gene Wilder, using the ​movies by minutes format. Your hosts are Alan Sanders and Walt Murray, getting Wilder by the minute.

Apr 9, 2019

The episode opens with Harriet Johnson taking to the stage to read the letter she has written to the governor. As she begins, it is hard to hear her soft voice. When the citizens complain, she apologizes for her lack of public speaking experience. She then bellows to the point that everyone nearly jumps out of their...


Feb 26, 2019

Alan and Walt continue breaking down the opening title credits of Blazing Saddles. They do take some time to discuss the career of the film's cinematographer. They also discuss several secondary characters, the opening theme song and the Ballad of Rock Ridge. As the minute continues, they discuss the writers, the story...


Feb 6, 2019

Here is a quick promo about our upcoming season two breakdown of the Gene Wilder comedy, Blazing Saddles. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to our podcast through your pod-catcher of choice. We go by The Wilder Ride everywhere, including our website, www.TheWilderRide.com. We...


Nov 19, 2018

The remaining episodes of our breakdown of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation are only available to our Patreon subscribers. However, we wanted to put out a short teaser of what you can expect to hear if you were to become a subscriber at the $10/month or higher level. In this excerpt, Clark Griswold is at the...


Aug 29, 2018

This is a bonus to the end of season one where we spent time with Gene Wilder Biographer, Brian Scott Mednick. We discuss the impetus behind the biography and then focus on the big three films of Gene Wilder. We start with a short history of Gene Wilder, including the film, Bonnie and Clyde and The Producers...