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Leaping In Without a Net – November 18, 1958

4/23/2018
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Sam leaps in Victor Panzini, a trapeze artist in a small time carnival. Sam is there to prevent Victor’s sister, Eva, from dying while performing the same high-difficulty “triple” that killed their mom a year ago. Sam must catch her himself, while fighting his own fear of heights. This is a pretty straightforward plot, leaving … Continue reading Leaping In Without a Net – November 18, 1958 →

Duration:01:21:44

The Naked Truth, and Some Amazing Quantum Leap Tales: The Storied Career of Costume Designer and Author, Jean-Pierre Dorléac

4/17/2018
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This week, we are excited to bring you our interview with costume designer and author, Jean-Pierre Dorléac. His body of work spans four decades, including his favorites The Blue Lagoon and Heart and Souls, his Academy award-nominated work in Somewhere in Time, and of course, Quantum Leap, for which he was Emmy-nominated four times. We talk extensively about his career, … Continue reading The Naked Truth, and Some Amazing Quantum Leap Tales: The Storied Career of Costume Designer and...

Duration:01:39:22

Pool Hall Blues – September 4, 1954

4/10/2018
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Sam leaps into Charlie “Black Magic” Walters, a legendary pool player. As Magic, Sam must save “his” granddaughters bar-turned-night club from the loan shark who holds the marker on her place by beating him in a game of pool. One snag: Sam can’t “shoot pool with a shotgun.” Our guestiest guest, Christopher J. Stewards, returns … Continue reading Pool Hall Blues – September 4, 1954 →

Duration:01:46:50

Good Night, Dear Heart – November 9, 1957

4/3/2018
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Sam leaps into Melvin Spooner, a mortician in Riven Rock, Massachusetts. When a young German woman is found dead in a nearby lake, Sam sets out to prove it was a murder and not a suicide, and gets just a tad obsessed with her in the process. Marcia Cross, who would go along star in … Continue reading Good Night, Dear Heart – November 9, 1957 →

Duration:01:47:13

Freedom – November 22, 1970

3/27/2018
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Sam is George Washaki, a young Native American who must help his dying grandfather, Joseph, escape from the local jail and make the journey to his true home so that he may die on his own terms, and not in a care facility as in the original history. Sam Fain, Dennis and guest host, Scottie … Continue reading Freedom – November 22, 1970 →

Duration:01:55:39

Her Charm – September 26, 1973

3/20/2018
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Sam is Peter Langly, an FBI agent assigned to Dana Berenger, a woman in the Federal witness protection program after having testified against her former boss and criminal, Nick Kochifos. In the original history, Dana was killed by Nick, who had somehow been able to find her twice before despite her being in witness protection. … Continue reading Her Charm – September 26, 1973 →

Duration:01:35:33

All Americans – November 6, 1962

3/12/2018
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Sam is Eddie Vega, a high school football quarterback. Eddie and his friend, Chuey, have dreams of getting scholarships and playing college football together, but Ziggy says Chuey is going to throw the upcoming championship game. Sam has to figure out the reason why, and stop Chuey from ruining his chance to go to college. … Continue reading All Americans – November 6, 1962 →

Duration:01:39:32

Beyond the Mirror Image – An Interview with Matt Dale

3/6/2018
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We’re happy to bring to you this week our interview with Matt Dale, the author of the reference book, Beyond the Mirror Image: The Observer’s Guide to Quantum Leap. If you’re a regular listener of our show, you’ve heard us reference this book in perhaps every episode. Matt talks about the origins of the book, and the love … Continue reading Beyond the Mirror Image – An Interview with Matt Dale →

Duration:01:21:52

Another Mother – September 30th, 1981

2/27/2018
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Sam’s a mommy! Sam leaps into Linda Bruckner, a single mother of three in Scottsdale, Arizona. Sam is there to keep Linda’s oldest child, Kevin, from running away from home. Or was he abducted? Sam and Al seem confused, and we think we know why! To complicate matters, Linda’s youngest daughter, Teresa, can see Sam … Continue reading Another Mother – September 30th, 1981 →

Duration:01:44:20

Animal Frat – October 19, 1967

2/20/2018
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Sam leaps into hard-partying frat boy Knut Wileton, better known on campus as “Wild Thing.” He must stop student and anti-war activist Elisabeth Spokane from planting a bomb on campus as part of a Vietnam War protest. In the original history, someone was inadvertently killed in the explosion, sending Elisabeth into hiding for the rest … Continue reading Animal Frat – October 19, 1967 →

Duration:01:08:27

A Portrait for Troian – February 7, 1971

2/13/2018
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Sam leaps into Dr. Timothy Mintz, a paranormal investigator helping a woman named Troian Claridge determine if her dead husband, Julian, is trying to make contact with her. Spookiness is definitely afoot, and Sam must determine if there’s a ghost, or a flesh-and-blood person out to harm Troian. Sam Fain hates this episode, Dennis loves … Continue reading A Portrait for Troian – February 7, 1971 →

Duration:01:04:22

Catch a Falling Star – May 21, 1979

2/6/2018
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Sam leaps into the life of Ray Hutton, an understudy in a touring production of “Man of La Mancha”, in 1979 Syracuse, New York. Al tells him he is there to stop the show’s boozing lead actor from taking a fall during a performance that will shatter his leg and end his career, but Sam … Continue reading Catch a Falling Star – May 21, 1979 →

Duration:02:03:28

So Help Me God – July 29, 1957

1/30/2018
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Sam leaps into Leonard Dancey, a lawyer in 1957 Louisiana. Talk about a poorly-timed entrance: He arrives just as the leapee is being asked for Guilty or Not Guilty plea for his client, a black woman named Delilah Berry. Delilah (Lila) is on trial for the murder of Houston Palmer Carter. When Sam looks at … Continue reading So Help Me God – July 29, 1957 →

Duration:01:31:41

Episode 16 – Jimmy – October 14, 1964

1/23/2018
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Sam is Jimmy LaMotta, a learning-disabled young man in 1964. Sam is there to help Jimmy keep and maintain a job so that Jimmy does not have to return to a mental institution. Previous guest, Christopher J. Steward, returns to discuss the episode. Michael Madsen guest stars as Michael Madsen. (Just kidding, he’s playing a … Continue reading Episode 16 – Jimmy – October 14, 1964 →

Duration:01:44:01

Episode 15 – Thou Shalt Not… – February 2, 1974

1/16/2018
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Sam leaps into David Basch, a rabbi in California. David’s brother and sister-in-law’s marriage is coming apart due to the death of their oldest child a year ago. In fact, Al tells Sam, in two days, “his” sister-in-law, Karen, will have an affair that will end their marriage, which he must prevent. Chicago performer, Kathleen … Continue reading Episode 15 – Thou Shalt Not… – February 2, 1974 →

Duration:01:28:29

Episode 14 – Good Morning, Peoria – September 9, 1959

1/9/2018
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Sam and Dennis are back after a nice holiday vacation! And we’re talking rock & roll, Chubby Checker, Eisenhower & Lutz (look it up kids), and of course, Quantum Leap. This week, it’s the episode “Good Morning, Peoria”. So put on your bobby socks and poodle skirts, and let’s back into the show. Sam is … Continue reading Episode 14 – Good Morning, Peoria – September 9, 1959 →

Duration:01:15:32

Episode 13 – Blind Faith – February 6, 1964

12/18/2017
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Sam leaps into Andrew Ross, the “Ray Charles of classical piano”, according to Al – Andrew, you see, is blind. Sam is there to save Andrew’s friend, Michelle, from being strangled in Central Park the following night. But in the meantime, he was to pretend he is blind, contend with Michelle’s overbearing mother when she … Continue reading Episode 13 – Blind Faith – February 6, 1964 →

Duration:01:32:02

Episode 12 – What Price, Gloria? – October 16, 1961

12/11/2017
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Sam is Samantha Stormer, an executive assistant at the National Motor Company in 1961 Detroit. Trapped in a body of a beautiful woman, Sam must endure sexual harassment from his boss, and stop Samantha’s best friend, Gloria, from committing suicide after learning her married husband will never actually leave his wife. Meanwhile, Al struggles with … Continue reading Episode 12 – What Price, Gloria? – October 16, 1961 →

Duration:02:28:46

Episode 11 – The Americanization of Machiko – August 4, 1953

12/4/2017
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Sam is Charlie MacKenzie, a Korean war vet returning home to Oak Creek, Ohio…with his new bride, Machiko. Sam must get Charlie’s mother to accept the new member of the family, while also contending with an ex-girlfriend determined to win Charlie back, as well as a prejudiced WWII vet determined to harm Machiko. Sam Fain … Continue reading Episode 11 – The Americanization of Machiko – August 4, 1953 →

Duration:01:30:16

Episode 10 – Disco Inferno – April 1, 1976

11/27/2017
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Sam is Chad Stone, a stuntman in Burbank, California. Ziggy says Sam is there to keep Chad’s little brother, Chris, from somehow dying in the next 48 hours. Ziggy’s not sure what exactly kills Chris, however, because he has crashed, put an extra zero on everyone’s paychecks, and half the staff has gone on vacation. … Continue reading Episode 10 – Disco Inferno – April 1, 1976 →

Duration:01:49:15

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