Lido Deck

Lido Deck - A Love Boat Podcast


Lido Deck: A Love Boat Podcast is the definitive podcast for the classic television series! With every episode, we’ll look at every guest star, every port of call, and every delicious cocktail that Isaac can serve! Join your hosts John Champion, Bill Smith, and Dan Davidson for an examination of the messages, morals, and meanings of the voyages of the Pacific Princess!

This week, in our Maiden Voyage, we bring you the very first episode from The Love Boat’s freshman season: “The Captain & the Lady/One if by Land/Centerfold.”


John Champion is co-host of Mission Log – A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast.  He is also the co-producer and co-host of the long-running DVD Geeks podcast and is one of the creators of its predecessor, the DVD Geeks TV show. He also produced the unabashedly geeky web-series Bif! Bam! Pow! Wow!, numerous corporate and commercial videos and a number of DVD special features and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

A lifelong science fiction enthusiast, John has moderated panels and hosted special events at fan conventions. A number of years ago he started on a long series of video interviews and has produced segments featuring dozens of the creators and talents behind Star Trek.

Bill Smith is the co-host of Trek Geeks – A Star Trek Podcast. He is highly inferior to John Champion, as this podcast will no doubt prove. He resides in New Hampshire which is a state practically no one cares about.

Dan Davidson is the co-host of Trek Geeks – A Star Trek Podcast. We don’t even bother comparing him to John because, let’s be honest: you’ll just be bored. He is only slightly below Bill, but don’t tell him that. Seriously. Just remember that John Champion is in this show and you’ll be fine. He resides in Maine. No one is sure if that’s really still even a state.


Episode 1: “The Captain & the Lady/One if by Land/Centerfold”
Original Airdate: September 24, 1977
Podcast Release Date: April 1, 2016
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Episode 2: “A Tasteful Affair/Oh, Dale!/The Main Event”
Original Airdate: October 1, 1977
Coming Soon!


Thank you to Heather Bishop for being our Cruise Director for Lido Deck! You can hear her middays on and!


“Stringed Disco,” “Aurea Carmina,” and “Who Likes to Party” by Kevin MacLeod (
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Lido Deck – A Love Boat Podcast is a production of Stage 9 Amalgamated Media. Executive Producer: Alan Smithee.

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