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Fate's Wide Wheel: A Quantum Leap Podcast with Sam & Dennis-logo

Fate's Wide Wheel: A Quantum Leap Podcast with Sam & Dennis

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Episodes

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

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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


What’s Up with the Quantum Leap Reboot Script

11/20/2017
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At the L.A. Comic Con in late October a few weeks ago, Scott Bakula and Don Bellisario appeared in a panel, and DB announced he has written a new script for “Quantum Leap”, which would be an essential reboot of the series. In a brief episode for the Thanksgiving week, Sam and Dennis discuss the … Continue reading What’s Up with the Quantum Leap Reboot Script →

Duration: 00:17:55


Episode 9 – Honeymoon Express – April 27, 1960

11/13/2017
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Sam is Tom McBride, a New York police detective, starting his honeymoon with his new bride on the way to Niagra Falls. Sam must prevent her possessive ex-husband from kidnapping her, and murdering him. Meanwhile in the future, Al must appear before a senate committee to argue for continued funding to Project Quantum Leap. Sam … Continue reading Episode 9 – Honeymoon Express – April 27, 1960 →

Duration: 01:37:09


Episode 8 – Play It Again, Seymour – April 14, 1953

11/6/2017
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In an episode that’s a hat tip to film noir classics, Sam is Nick Allen, a private detective in 1953 Brooklyn. When Sam leaps in standing over the body of Nick’s dead partner, he must find the killer before he himself is knocked off by a dropper called Clapper (no cure for that in 1953!), … Continue reading Episode 8 – Play It Again, Seymour – April 14, 1953 →

Duration: 01:38:19


Episode 7 – Camikazi Kid – June 6, 1961 (with a little Halloween thrown in)

10/31/2017
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Sam is Cam Wilson, a pimply LA teenager, there to stop his older sister, Cheryl, from marrying Bob, dashing her dreams of joining the peace corp. (NOTE: This podcast episode aired on Halloween. We debated skipping ahead discussing the infamous Halloween episode from Season 3, but decided to stick to air date order. But as … Continue reading Episode 7 – Camikazi Kid – June 6, 1961 (with a little Halloween thrown in) →

Duration: 02:10:47


Episode 6 – The Color of Truth – August 8, 1955

10/23/2017
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Sam leaps into Jesse Tyler, an elderly black chauffeur to Ms. Melny Trafford, an elderly white women. Sam is there to prevent Ms. Melny from driving her car into the path of an oncoming train the following day, but when Sam, unaware he’s leapt into a black man, sits at a lunch counter in segregated … Continue reading Episode 6 – The Color of Truth – August 8, 1955 →

Duration: 01:54:59


Episode 5 – Double Identity – November 8, 1965

10/16/2017
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Sam is Frankie, a mob hitman in New York City, 1965. Ziggy says Sam is not there to right a wrong, but to perform a number of specific tasks in preparation for the project’s next attempt to retrieve Sam back to the present. Guest, Christopher J. Steward, joins Sam Fain and Dennis to break down … Continue reading Episode 5 – Double Identity – November 8, 1965 →

Duration: 01:16:57


Ep. 4 – How the Tess Was Won – August 5, 1956

10/9/2017
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Sam leaps into “Doc” Daniel Young, a veterinarian working on a Texas ranch. He is quickly drawn into a “cowboy off” with Tess, the ranch owner’s daughter, in a quest to win her hand at marriage. Oh, boy! See also, Piggy Sooie! Sam, Dennis, and guest star and Chicago musician, Claire Feeney, discuss cowboy feminism, … Continue reading Ep. 4 – How the Tess Was Won – August 5, 1956 →

Duration: 01:42:23


Episode 3 – The Right Hand of God – October 24, 1974

10/2/2017
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Sam Fain thinks “The Right Hand of God” is an over-plotted, too-complicated-for-its-own-good hour of television. Dennis thinks it is a perfectly enjoyable hour of television and worthy entry into the “Quantum Leap” canon. The two hosts spar it out. Who is Sam this episode? Sam is Kid Cody, a heavyweight boxer on the take in … Continue reading Episode 3 – The Right Hand of God – October 24, 1974 →

Duration: 01:29:35


Episode 2 – Star-Crossed – June 15, 1972

9/25/2017
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Episode description: Sam is a womanizing college professor in 1972 who must deflect the advances of an amorous student. Meanwhile, he encounters Donna (Teri Hatcher), the woman who will later stand up Sam at the altar. “Sam is the creepiest mayor of Creep Town who ever crept,” Dennis argues at the outset of this episode. … Continue reading Episode 2 – Star-Crossed – June 15, 1972 →

Duration: 01:36:22


Episode 1 – Genesis (Pilot Episode)

9/18/2017
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Sam and Dennis, along with guest host and complete Quantum Leap newbie, Jessica Conger, discuss the premiere episode. What the hell is up with Al in that first scene? What is it like describing String Theory to President Clinton? What scenes did Sam and Dennis recreate in their high school and college drama classes? All … Continue reading Episode 1 – Genesis (Pilot Episode) →

Duration: 02:10:53


Episode Alpha – Prelude

9/15/2017
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In the first episode, hosts Sam and Dennis talk about how they discovered “Quantum Leap” in their childhoods, their time travel nerdery, and why they decided to name their podcast after a perhaps obscure reference from the third season. Oh, boy! The trivia book referenced is “Beyond the Mirror Image” by Matt Dale, available on … Continue reading Episode Alpha – Prelude →

Duration: 00:37:50