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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.

Nov 17, 2020

In this episode we welcome NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough to our Listeners Lounge. We open our discussion discussing Shane's earliest recollections about space flight. Shane entered the Army and became a helicopter pilot. Though he didn't think he would get into NASA, a path opened for him and he applied. He says it took a few times to make it past the application process. Since that time, he has flown multiple Space Shuttle missions. He also flew on a Russian Soyuz and spent months on the International Space Station. Shane Kimbrough is now in preparation to be the Commander of a SpaceX launch sometime next year. We end the interview with Shane's view on what the future might look like for space exploration.

With the passing of Sean Connery, Walt re-watched, A Bridge Too Far, on Amazon Prime. Walt began watching The FBI FIles, also on Amazon Prime. His last two recommendations include The Mandalorian's latest episode and re-watching Star Trek: Enterprise. Alan recounted his re-watching of The Avengers Infinity War and End Game back-to-back. They are phenomenal movies and a great way to bring the MCU phase three toward a close.

The guys have been so busy, there was nothing to discuss here this week.

Walt suggests any Dead Heads to checkout the SiriusXM show, "The Big Steve Show." He also reminds everyone if you missed on the Halloween Spooktacular, it is now available as a bonus show on The Wilder Ride podcast. Walt is also continuing to listen to In the Red Clay podcast. Alan gives a specific shout-out to The Worst of the Best podcast where he was recently a guest. The show covered the concept album, Operations: Mindcrime by Queensryche. Other podcast suggestions include 60MW Podcast, The Real Queens of Queens, The Bad Cop Bad Cop Show, Marine Corps Movie Minute, BK on the AIr Escape Pod, Geek to Me Radio, Rocky Minute, Radio Labyrinth and The Sly Cast.

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