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Future Boy – October 6, 1957

8/14/2018
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Sam leaps into Kenny Sharp, AKA Future Boy, the sidekick of Captain Galaxy, the star of the St. Louis-based kids show, Time Patrol. Sam is there to save the life of Moe Stein, the actor who plays Captain Galaxy. In two days, he will day attempting to jump a freight train (yeah, we have issues with … Continue reading Future Boy – October 6, 1957 →

Duration:01:49:32

8 1/2 Months – November 15, 1955

8/7/2018
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In the winter of 1991, Quantum Leap came this close to being cancelled. Luckily, a huge letter writing campaign with messages from over 50,000 fans brought the show back from the brink. On March 6th, the show returned with 8 1/2 Months. Sam leaps into Billie Jean Crockett, a 16-year-old pregnant teenager in Claremont, Oklahoma. In the original history, Billie … Continue reading 8 1/2 Months – November 15, 1955 →

Duration:01:55:28

Runaway – July 4, 1964

7/31/2018
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Sam leaps into Butchie Rickett, a 13-year-old kid on a cross country vacation with his family – Dad Hank, mother Emma and sister, Alexander. Al says Emma is going to disappear on the night of the 4th, never to be seen or heard from again. It is assumed she will abandon the family after running … Continue reading Runaway – July 4, 1964 →

Duration:01:59:19

PREVIEW EPISODE: Dad to the Future

7/26/2018
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Bonus episode this week! This is a preview episode of Dad to the Future, Dennis’ new podcast about fatherhood and marriage, through the lens of time travel nerdery. In the episode, Dennis has a conversation with Fate’s Wide Wheel co-host Sam Fain, who was just five days into fatherhood at time of the recording. Sam and Dennis … Continue reading PREVIEW EPISODE: Dad to the Future →

Duration:01:03:49

A Little Miracle – December 24, 1962

7/24/2018
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It’s Christmas in July. God bless us, everyone! Sam leaps in Reginald Pierson, the personal valet of Michael Blake, a Scrooge-like New York City businessman. As Pierson, Sam must save Blake’s soul, and gets a little help from Al, who – thanks to a glitch in how similar Sam’s and Blake’s brainwaves are (read: convenient … Continue reading A Little Miracle – December 24, 1962 →

Duration:01:38:09

Rebel Without a Clue – September 1, 1958

7/17/2018
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Sam leaps into Shane “Funny Bone” Thomas, a biker in a motorcycle gang. As Shane, Sam must prevent the death of Becky, the girlfriend of the lead biker of the gang. Content warning: Given some of the events of the episode, we discuss sexual assault and rape, and how that conversation changed in the light … Continue reading Rebel Without a Clue – September 1, 1958 →

Duration:02:07:34

The Great Spontini – May 9, 1974

7/10/2018
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Sam leaps into Harry Spontini, a small-time magician with big dreams. Harry’s estranged wife, Maggie, returns with her new fiancé, and it turns out she wants custody of their daughter, Jamie. Sam must find a way to keep father and daughter together. Sam and Dennis discuss the episode, talk way too much about the short-lived … Continue reading The Great Spontini – May 9, 1974 →

Duration:01:50:11

Black on White on Fire – August 11, 1965

7/3/2018
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We often talk on this show about Quantum Leap episodes that haven’t aged well, especially with our more socially-conscious 2018 sensibilities. Here’s one that is – all too unfortunately – very timely. It almost feels like it could have been written today. Sam leaps into Ray Harper, a young black medical student living in Watts, … Continue reading Black on White on Fire – August 11, 1965 →

Duration:02:28:09

Miss Deep South – June 7, 1958

6/26/2018
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Sam leaps into Darlene Monte, a beauty pageant contestant on her way to compete in the Miss Deep South competition. There, he meets another contestant, Connie Duncan, who is going to disappear before the competition begins after being seduced into taking nude photos by Clint Beaumont, the pageant’s photographer. Sam must change her fate, while … Continue reading Miss Deep South – June 7, 1958 →

Duration:01:55:03

The B***ieman (The Halloween Episode)* – October 31, 1964

6/19/2018
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*In Quantum Leap lore, it’s bad luck to say or write the full title of this episode, but if you’re listening to this, you probably already knew that. Sam leaps into Joshua Ray, a second-rate horror novelist in Covington, Maine. Al says Sam is there to stop the murder of Joshua’s fiancée, Mary; her body will be … Continue reading The B***ieman (The Halloween Episode)* – October 31, 1964 →

Duration:02:22:11

One Strobe Over the Line – June 15, 1965

6/12/2018
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Lions, and cameras, and pills. Oh, boy! Sam leaps into bad boy fashion photographer, Karl Granson, in 1965 New York City. Al tell Sam he’s there to keep an up and coming model he’s working with, Edie Landsdale, from dying from a drug overdose in two days. Larry Ganni from The Guest Room Podcast joins us … Continue reading One Strobe Over the Line – June 15, 1965 →

Duration:01:16:54

Leap of Faith – August 19, 1963

6/5/2018
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Sam leaps into Father Frank Pistano, a new priest at St. Mary’s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As Father Frank, Sam must help Father McRoberts, an older, alcoholic priest cope with the loss of an alter boy who was recently murdered. Even more, Al tells Sam that Father Mac is also going to murdered in the next … Continue reading Leap of Faith – August 19, 1963 →

Duration:01:37:45

The Leap Home, Part 2: April 7, 1970

5/29/2018
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After being told Tom is still killed in Vietnam despite Sam winning his high school basketball season opener and the promise Tom made, Sam leaps into Tom’s Navy SEALs squad the day before he is killed, giving him another chance at saving his brother. Laurence Brown of Lost in the Pond joins us once again … Continue reading The Leap Home, Part 2: April 7, 1970 →

Duration:02:09:43

The Leap Home, Part 1: November 25, 1969

5/21/2018
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It’s a bittersweet homecoming when Sam finds himself in his 16-year-old self, on the last Thanksgiving his family has before a number of tragedies overwhelm them: His brother, Tom, will die in Vietnam in a few months; his dad will die of a coronary in three years, and his younger sister, Kate, will elope with … Continue reading The Leap Home, Part 1: November 25, 1969 →

Duration:02:04:55

M.I.A. – April 1, 1969

5/15/2018
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If there’s an episode of Quantum Leap that needs not introduction, it’s this one, but here goes: Sam leaps into undercover detective, Jake Rawlins. Al tells Sam he’s there to stop a woman named Beth from making the mistake of her lifetime – having her husband, who is missing in action in Vietnam, declared dead and … Continue reading M.I.A. – April 1, 1969 →

Duration:02:08:28

Sea Bride – June 3, 1954

5/7/2018
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Sam leaps into Phillip Dumont, who’s aboard the RMS Queen Mary, departing New York, there to stop his ex-wife, Catherine’s, impending wedding. She is about to marry Vincent Loggia, *ahem*, Vinny the Viper, in an arranged marriage aimed at saving the family business. Years ago, Phillip went missing while sailing, and Catherine’s dad had their … Continue reading Sea Bride – June 3, 1954 →

Duration:01:30:15

Maybe Baby – March 11, 1963

5/1/2018
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Sam is a bouncer named Buster, helping a stripper with the stage name of Bunny O’Hare (played by Julie Brown) either rescue a baby to return to her rightful mother, or outright kidnap it. Sam is not sure, but more and more truth is revealed as Sam and Bunny and baby Christie make their way … Continue reading Maybe Baby – March 11, 1963 →

Duration:01:16:09

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