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The Cager Express

The Cager Express

By Kylan Aburto-Pratt

Welcome to the Cager Express: A wide variety podcast that contains several mini shows.

Escape Break featuring Beth Divel and Tatiyana Abarro: Southern California's premier escape room podcast show. Sit down with us as we recap fun rooms, interviews and bizarre topics!


Inner Views: Currently has 3 seasons as focuses on a interview-gameshow style show, highlighting individuals around the world.

Time Is All We Have : An emotional audio sitcom following fictional character Zeke as he navigates life and battles with his fascination with time.

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Escape Break: Escape Pilgrims
Escape Break: Escape Pilgrims
Thankfulness is in the air as we gather around the Escape Table for an Escape Break Thanksgiving. We discuss what we are thankful for in the industry from games, people and moments that brought us together. Awkward dinner questions are posed as light-hearted fun at the dinner table and we end the episode with a new game: Poorly Described Escape Rooms.  For those who support the show , listen and interact with us - We are thankful for you!
58:25
November 24, 2022
Escape Break: Shadd Copping
Escape Break: Shadd Copping
Game Master, Enthusiast and Escape Room Lover: Shadd Copping joins the show to discuss his path to Escape Room fandom.  Shadd played his first room in Italy and traveling throughout his life has lead him to California continue his Escape Room climb.  For a short period of time, Shadd was a excellent game master in San Diego  at The Unlockables where he went above and beyond to make sure his teams had the time of their lives.  Shadd is a big fan and friend of the show and came prepared to the interview with some fun questions for us. 
46:07
November 17, 2022
Escape Break: Being The Best Escape Team
Escape Break: Being The Best Escape Team
When it comes to dos and don'ts and Escape rooms there's a lot you can do to ensure both your team and your game master will have a solid time. We are here to discuss how to make sure your next escape room adventure is set for success no matter the room! From showing up on time to taking a shower? Yes! We are here for it all in this quick discussion.  Tati also stops for a little game break with some Trapped! Escape Room Trivia! While Cager Ky has some questions of his own, and goal to create The ERU: Escape Room Universe. We hope you enjoy!
45:18
November 10, 2022
Escape Break: Best Of - Battle   Vol. 1
Escape Break: Best Of - Battle Vol. 1
Let the games begin. Beth, Tati and Ezekiel Cager Ky are here to compete in a new series called  The Best Of - Battle where we go head to head to head in various escape room categories presenting what we believe are the best moments ever to experience.  This is just the first of this series with many more categories to come. This mini premiere features: The Best Split Start The Best Character To Interact With The Best Jump Scare The Best Of - Battle include very mild spoilers about the following rooms: The Hex Room,  The Lost Expedition, Ms Jezebel, The Experiment,  The Neighbor, Disrupted Decades, The Vanishing of Emily Meyers,  The Darkest Hour, and MurderCo.
42:12
November 03, 2022
Escape Break: Top Tier Escape Room
Escape Break: Top Tier Escape Room
On this Escape Break Interview we are joined by Brandon West of Top Tier Escape in Oceanside CA.  Brandon and Michelle broke into the escape room world almost 4 years ago and have produced 3 stellar adventures: Atlantis, Undercover: Escape The Safehouse, and Outside In.  We discuss a bit about each room and also their decisions to make some crucial changes to each of the room as time passed.  Escape Room Owner by title but basketball player by heart we talk a bit about who the best hoopers are in the escape room world and clear the record on some comical matters. Will Brandon ever play a scary room with us? Does he have a NBA doppelganger? Ezekiel Cager Ky thinks so! All this and more on this episode of Escape Break.
52:10
October 27, 2022
Escape Break: Escape Room Date Night
Escape Break: Escape Room Date Night
Looking to spice up your dating life? Look no further than this episode of Escape Break where we explore whether or not escape rooms are a good thing from the dating scene.  We share a few stories about our experience dating and if its beneficial to your future success if you can work together in an escape room  We've seen a lot in escape rooms from couples getting along, fighting and even a proposal or two!  Besides the dates, some escape rooms are built for 2 players only but one of us argues that this isn't the best thing to let continue.  All of this love and more in this episode of Escape Break!
49:00
October 20, 2022
Escape Break: Skeleton Key Escape Room!
Escape Break: Skeleton Key Escape Room!
Many players dream of starting their own escape room, but that's where it stops. Tyler and Kolby made their dream a reality by creating Skeleton Key Escape Room.  As big fans of horror and generation 1 games, they put together Carlisle Café a cute original adventure from story to art! We talk with them about what it feels like to be new to the escape room scene how they want to move forward with Skeleton Key's future rooms and even why they chose the name Carlisle! You can check out this adventure when you are in San Diego, just make sure to take a funny ending picture like we did!
42:28
October 13, 2022
Escape Break: Spooky Exposure Therapy
Escape Break: Spooky Exposure Therapy
All 3 of your favorite host are together for this Halloween Edition of Escape Break! From dressing up in rooms to talking about our deepest darkest fears we have it all in store.  Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or extremist when it comes to scary things Beth, Tati and Ky put together the Ultimate Halloween Escape Room Roadmap of recommended games.  With all the fun memories and experiences in this episode we realized one thing: Trauma brought us together and we are here to stay. We hope you enjoy this spooky edition of Escape Break!
01:18:13
October 06, 2022
Escape Break: Confusion Escapes
Escape Break: Confusion Escapes
New comer to the escape room scene,  Confusion Escapes joins the show. Al and Stacy are veterans to the haunt industry and escape room lovers too. When they decided to start their own escape room it was  a simple conversation and plan: Let's Use A Semi Truck! The rest was history. From "The Last Job", the fantasy adventure " Tree House" and of course the number 1 seed in the escape room bathroom Olympics, Confusion has really made a splash in Southern California in less than a year.  Our interview covers all of this and more including  a somewhat awkward first meeting between Cager Ky and Stacy.  You can play Confusion Escapes at  https://confusionescapes.com/
34:19
September 29, 2022
Escape Break: Brain Games Escape Room
Escape Break: Brain Games Escape Room
While Brain Games Escape Room might be new to the scene, the creator behind it isno rookie by any means.  Daniel Crowley  (Creator of Escape the Laboratory) and Brian Corbitt (Creator of Ms. Jezebel, Tiki Time and many more) team up together to bring you one of the newest and most anticipated pirate game in Los Angeles.  Heralded as two of the top puzzle minds in the game, we had a great time speaking with these two on the show.  This interview has a whole lot of  behind the scenes of their new hit "Treasure Island" and Daniel's upcoming contender "Rise of the Protectors".   You can check them out and their creative minds at https://braingamesescaperoom.com/
40:36
September 22, 2022
Escape Break: Preventing Bad Experiences, New Rooms & Daddy
Escape Break: Preventing Bad Experiences, New Rooms & Daddy
What can you do to prevent a bad experience in an Escape Room?  We think its an easy answer, but we discuss this topic as well as how to deal with tech failures! With new games popping up towards the end of the year, Tati and Ky put together some wacky stories about these upcoming adventures. Last but not least, Escape Room Stories from hell to hilarious is back with one of the most cringe worthy experiences ever!
49:07
September 15, 2022
Escape Break: Mindtrap
Escape Break: Mindtrap
Mindtrap Escape Room is arguably the best escape room company on the west coast of the United States. We had the pleasure of talking with the owners of Mindtrap, Nathan and Emma.  From playing their first escape room to deciding to build their own, the Bekker family has made quite the splash in the Escape Room scene.  Tune in to find out more about their first experiences with rooms, pulling the trigger to build The Arena (The infamous room where you wear a shock collar) and also navigating through the rebuilding of crowd favorite: Oz! Oh yeah, and there is one more room on the way.. You can hear more about it on this episode of Escape Break.  You can play all the great games at Mindtrap when you're out in California visiting Temecula and Murrieta.  https://mindtrapescaperoom.com/
36:02
September 08, 2022
Escape Break: Playing Palace Games!
Escape Break: Playing Palace Games!
At the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco you will find one of the most storied Escape Room Companies in all the country. On this episode Tatiyana and Cager Ky discuss the first 3 games you will find there as well as the logistics of the best way to play these games.  We had a blast solving puzzles and getting a reminder of what Escape Rooms used to be with Houdini and Roosevelt only to be met with a glimpse of the present and future in one of  their newest game: Edison
42:11
September 01, 2022
Escape Break: Where Did The Puzzles Go?
Escape Break: Where Did The Puzzles Go?
This month Ky and Tati are up in the Bay Area, and Beth is out in Boston, but that doesn't mean we can't put out a new show. Escape Rooms are often called puzzle rooms, but in this episode we discuss whether Escape Rooms are declining or excelling in their use of actual puzzles. Tati and Ky sort through the various types of puzzles you will see in the Escape Room world. Which ones are fun? Which ones are most difficult? Is it possible to keep puzzles completely in theme? All these questions and more on this episode of Escape Break!
01:03:00
August 12, 2022
Escape Break: Beginning Your Escape Room Addiction & The Room I Never Played
Escape Break: Beginning Your Escape Room Addiction & The Room I Never Played
In this Episode of Escape Break, Tatiyana and Ezekiel Cager Ky welcome in anyone who's relatively new to the Escape Room World. They recap several  tips to ensure that your Escape Room experiences are a grand time full of laughs, and victories.  In the middle of the episode several great rooms are highlighted in SoCal to get your addiction pumping and at the end of the show they play Name That Room with some a mystery involved to identify a man by the name of Max Fortune. 
53:13
August 04, 2022
Escape Break: Top 10 Escape Rooms Ever Vol. 3
Escape Break: Top 10 Escape Rooms Ever Vol. 3
Whether an Escape Room Junkie or Newbie, its always hard to rank the number of rooms you've played. However, Beth is back and up for the challenge with her Top 10 Escape Rooms she's ever played! Tune in as we talk through her list and find out why she's been M.I.A. from the show. 
38:56
July 26, 2022
Escape Break: Top 10 Escape Rooms Ever Vol. 2
Escape Break: Top 10 Escape Rooms Ever Vol. 2
Welcome back to our Top Ten Escape Room series.  This episode we go through Ezekiel Cager Ky's Top Adventures ever. This list consists of 10 unique companies and includes escape rooms that are all actively open to go play! Out of 233 Rooms who will take the top spot and why? Each room listed Ky dives a little bit into the story and why it outshines some of the other great rooms he's played. We'd love to hear your favorite escape rooms too! 
01:03:30
July 12, 2022
Escape Break: Top 10 Escape Rooms Ever Vol. 1
Escape Break: Top 10 Escape Rooms Ever Vol. 1
Have you ever wondered what the best escapes rooms were? It's almost an impossible question, but between the 3 of us we have played almost 700 Escape Rooms so we decided to narrow down the best ones in this multipart series on Top 10 Series.  This episode we start with our newest teammate, Tatiyana!  Her list of 10 can't miss rooms has some classic throwbacks and some rooms that even I haven't played yet. Take your break with us and add these to your list!
53:18
July 11, 2022
Escape Break: The Ministry of Peculiarities' Jace Taylor
Escape Break: The Ministry of Peculiarities' Jace Taylor
A quick interview with Jace Taylor, Actor in the hit escape room experience of Hope End! You can play the Immersive Theater Escape Room in Azusa Pacific at The Ministry of Peculiarities.  Take a small look into the perspective of an in game actor  who must be quick on her feet and wits to guide groups into one of the best new experiences in the Escape Room world. 
28:18
July 01, 2022
Escape Break: Beignets, Name Changes & The Rest of Louisiana
Escape Break: Beignets, Name Changes & The Rest of Louisiana
In this Episode of Escape Break we recap some of the other rooms in Louisiana including: Escape My Room,  Escape Warehouse and Clue Carre! A small culinary break in the middle of the show to discuss the good and questionable eats we had, as well as some shout outs to our travel friends along the way. The show gets back to California and the traditional format as we sort through some fan questions about Game Masters, tipping and recent events with Escape Rooms changing their names. 
48:37
June 21, 2022
Escape Break: Immaculate Vibes and The 13th Gate Part 2
Escape Break: Immaculate Vibes and The 13th Gate Part 2
The Trio is together for Part 2 of our trip to play the awesome rooms at The 13th Gate in Baton Rouge. Tune in to hear which games we liked best and some of the girls' favorite moments at the expense of my safety! Going to jail, honest feelings, getting locked in a bathroom and  the greatest metaphor you'll ever hear... we have it all on this episode of Escape Break!
01:02:49
June 10, 2022
Escape Break: The 13th Gate Part 1: The Collector, Spellbound, Cutthroat Cavern
Escape Break: The 13th Gate Part 1: The Collector, Spellbound, Cutthroat Cavern
Welcome back to Escape Break for a new episode and a new co-host!  Tatiyana Abarro joins the team as a rotating co-host with Beth! We made it back from Louisiana and we are here to talk about the great rooms out at 13th Gate in Baton Rouge! This is part 1, where we cover The Collector, Spellbound and Cutthroat Cavern! Whether you've played or want to play, tune in for our takes on these epic adventures. Tatiyana and Ky give there takes on the storylines, favorite parts in the games and whether you should put this on your list to go play! Be sure to tune in to part 2 coming up soon!
56:38
June 03, 2022
Escape Break: Edwin Tactay & The Unlockables!
Escape Break: Edwin Tactay & The Unlockables!
Our next guest on Escape Break is the multitalented Edwin Tactay. Owner and Puzzle creator at The Unlockables and SUBScape Poway and Kearny Mesa.  Edwin and Cager Ky recap their 6+ years on being in the industry together. Take a listen as we dive into some of his award winning games and his process between building rooms from scratch and revamping existing rooms. This show gets goofy at the end as we all get into some nonsense regarding wild stories from running games and some more details on The Legend of Sledge Dixx.  By they way, have you ever thought of a pick up line involving escape rooms? It was a tough one for one of us on the show! 
51:58
May 18, 2022
Escape Break: The Exit Game OC ft Christine Barger & Jeremiah Lutes
Escape Break: The Exit Game OC ft Christine Barger & Jeremiah Lutes
Escape Breakers, tune in for this exclusive interview with the minds behind The 13th Basement at the Exit Game in Orange County.  Christine and Jeremiah allow us to ask them  some pending questions about how they went front acting, ventriloquism and haunts to the world of Escape Rooms! If you haven't played the 13th Basement yet, this is episode is great for you too as it will allow you to get to know this lovable duo. Secret's out, they have a new room on the way and Beth and Ky try to find as much about it as possible! Be sure to check them out the next time you're looking for a fun event with your friends, family, or even one heck of a date night. https://www.theexitgame.com/13th-basement
35:23
May 04, 2022
Escape Break: Escape Room Marketing, Underrated Rooms & Is That A Room?
Escape Break: Escape Room Marketing, Underrated Rooms & Is That A Room?
What do we call the listeners of this show? That's a great question and we are still deciding tune in  for our discussion on our nickname to you! We're back for a bonus episode this month, as we discuss the general weak point of all escape rooms: Marketing. We provide some ideas to help companies turn the corner for better exposure. We take a little turn ourselves as we highlight our night out together seeing Cages The Musical in LA as well.  Highlights include our segment on Escape Rooms  that don't get that much exposure but are well worth playing and this episode we expand outside of SoCal with a new game with some of the wackiest escape room names ever.  Be sure to check us out and stay up to day @TheCagerExpress on Instagram!
50:01
April 16, 2022
Escape Break: Discounts, Difficult Rooms and DJ Air Horn
Escape Break: Discounts, Difficult Rooms and DJ Air Horn
Welcome Back to episode 8 of Escape Break. In this show, Beth and Ky discuss some serious questions around whether or not Escape Rooms should provide discount codes and how hard an escape room should be. In the middle of the show Ky get's his revenge as Beth tees off in the New Game Emoji Escape!  Toward the end of the episode Room Number 200 is recapped for Ky as Quest Room's  Perfumer is reviewed, Find out how we became irresistible and that mischief that came with it.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram @TheCagerExpress!  This Episode is dedicated to Dr. Tammy Pratt, my Mom and one of the biggest fans of the show. I love you, Ma!
58:57
April 08, 2022
Escape Break: Meet-Up Week, Rooms of the Past & The Smol Violin!
Escape Break: Meet-Up Week, Rooms of the Past & The Smol Violin!
Escape Break returns as we recap  our there interactions with the SoCal Escape Room Community during Meet Up Week, where hundreds of escape room enthusiasts connected upon their common love of puzzle. Escape Rooms  of the past are dug up from the grave yard to reminisce on including The Legend of The House on Caroline but before things get too sad your favorite duo transitions into a whole bunch of exciting rooms to come.  The games continue as Beth takes the reigns and tries to stump Ky in Name That Room! At the end of the episode listen in for some fan questions about the show and our plans for an upcoming trip.  This is episode is full of teasers for new rooms to play and a sentimental walk down memory lane with a very Smol Violin. 
55:36
March 17, 2022
Escape Break: Rating Rooms, The 13th Battleship & Zoe's Keys!
Escape Break: Rating Rooms, The 13th Battleship & Zoe's Keys!
Escape Break rages on with a  brief discussion on how to evaluate a room from the eyes of your favorite hosts! We dive into a few room highlights with our experiences at The Exit Game OC  to play The 13th Basement as well as Not Another Escape Room's newest game: Battleship. With the draft over we break a new game where you can try to guess the So-Cal Escape Room based on the story and towards the end of the show we have our first story from our Escape Break Friends and Family! 
55:34
February 11, 2022
Escape Break: Actor Driven Rooms, Pre-Pandemic and Free Sponsors!
Escape Break: Actor Driven Rooms, Pre-Pandemic and Free Sponsors!
Back and better than ever in 2022 Ezekiel Cager Ky and Beth Divel return for a jam packed episode of fun. Tune in as we discuss our favorite actor driven escape rooms and highlight companies like Quest Tavern, The 13th Room and The Basement! Picking your team can be hard to we decided to provide you with the guide to finding your best chance of winning! The Draft concludes as we add in a memorable moment to each of our master pieces and of course we have a new sponsor to join our show! 
01:04:44
January 21, 2022
Escape Break: Holiday Rooms, The Future of ER and Tiny Sprints
Escape Break: Holiday Rooms, The Future of ER and Tiny Sprints
This holiday season please accept our special gift to you: A holiday episode from two moderately sized human beings.  This episode we recap on our time away from recording, the future of escape rooms and  Highlight our time in Mindtrap's Jingle Bells! With so much holiday cheer we find out if some escape rooms can warm our collective heart.  Spoiler Alert... it worked!  
34:37
December 21, 2021
Escape Break: Game Masters, Sci-Space Rooms, and Being A Queen!
Escape Break: Game Masters, Sci-Space Rooms, and Being A Queen!
Escape Break returns with a jam packed episode 3.  Beth and Ky recap what it means to be a top game master in the industry and shout out some of the best.  Science and Space rooms hit the scene for Top Escape Room love: What are some of your favorites?  Toward the end of the episode  here our tales involving handcuffed,  crawling in ceiling and questionable virginity!
56:56
November 02, 2021
Escape Break: Scary Rooms, Sweet Clues, and Eating Sh**
Escape Break: Scary Rooms, Sweet Clues, and Eating Sh**
Episode 2 of Escape Break! Beth and Ky are back to talk about some scary escape rooms, what it means to be an  escape room enthusiast and awesome clue systems.  Tune in to hear about some unfortunate falls, and why Beth is just like Ariana Grande. Oh yeah.. Have you ever wondered if the person you were dating was the one? Well no better way to find out than to have Beth and I as your match maker. 
49:48
October 26, 2021
Escape Break: Newbies, Adventure Rooms and No Clothes
Escape Break: Newbies, Adventure Rooms and No Clothes
Welcome to the first Episode of Escape Break.  My wonderful Co-Star Beth Divel and I discuss what it means to be an Escape Room Newbie and discuss our favorite adventure rooms.  The Escape Room Draft commences as we look to build the ultimate room and  at the end of the episode we share some memorable and somewhat awkward moments.  Come take a break with us!
44:09
October 19, 2021
Trailer: Escape Break!
Trailer: Escape Break!
Coming This Winter of 2021.  The lovely and talented Beth Divel joins me, Ezekiel Cager Ky, to provide you  with Escape Break! A podcast covering all things Escape Rooms.  Tune in as we talk about the best, the worst, and the weirdest escape rooms. Beth and I draft and create the ultimate room. There will be lots of  tips, tricks and stories from behind the scenes and a whole bunch of weird stories from our history in the industry! https://www.instagram.com/thecagerexpress
00:39
October 08, 2021
Season 3 Finale: The Cager Express
Season 3 Finale: The Cager Express
 This season had a whole lot of laughs, memories and weird moments. What better way to cap it off than with just a little bit more. Tatiyana Abarro hosts the show to interview me!  Tune in for a some weird questions, weird foods and some weird insight into my dating life.  If you ever wanted to know how to tell if you were a psychopath, how to use toilet paper or questionable Lakers' Rosters this is the episode for you. 
52:02
September 05, 2021
Trailer: Time Is All We Have Season 2
Trailer: Time Is All We Have Season 2
A sneak peak into the continuation of Time is All We Have. Coming 2022, starring you! Tune in to hear the stories, the emotion, the fun. 
01:56
September 05, 2021
Episode 11: Rosa Romaine
Episode 11: Rosa Romaine
On the final episode of Season 4, I sit down with the COO of leadPops Digital Marketing Rosa Romaine. A leader in the digital marketing world, Rosa tells us a bit about her passion for technology and how her and I now work together despite very different career paths. In the gaming section we get to test out new game on the show, Trick Question Trivia and also dive into some of the mentality needed to be unstoppable  in achieving success. 
38:36
August 29, 2021
Episode 10: Remi Newman
Episode 10: Remi Newman
With only 2 Episodes left in the season, Remi Newman joins the show! Remi has a background in health and wellness and is also one of my closest connections over the last few years.  We dive into some Harry Potter themed games and discuss the energy that we seek to  emit in this world.  A fun, musical episode is in store with a  real stand out person of this planet we call Earth. I hope you all enjoy!
41:46
July 29, 2021
Episode 9: Andrew Pawlak
Episode 9: Andrew Pawlak
Wake up - brush your hair and teeth and don't forget to floss... On this episode find out what happens when I interview my boss. CEO and Co-founder of leadPops Digital Marketing - Andrew Pawlak joins the show.  We learn a little about how Andrew went from playing piano in his early days to building his industry leading company for digital marketing.  Andrew also dives into to bringing me on to the team and how we have worked together to hit new heights. Of course we play a few games on the show including a new game - WordPlay!  Sit back , relax and tune in for another great episode. 
52:57
July 05, 2021
Episode 8: Nicole Peraino
Episode 8: Nicole Peraino
She's the girl who's always on the go, but you can always find her on Video: Marketing Guru Nicole Peraino joins the Express.  Find out what her pet peeves are as well as a very strange food to try.  Also tune in while we dive into  the alleged history of some American idioms.  A fun show in store, I hope you all enjoy. 
46:00
June 24, 2021
Episode 7: B3K of Vokab Kompany
Episode 7: B3K of Vokab Kompany
San Diego's very own multi-talented rapper and musician - B3K joins the show.  Learn about how Robbie Gallo and I crossed paths in this world as well as some of his ventures on the way to his music career.  Robbie gets put to the test with some new games as he tries to guess some poorly described movies, and name the members of come iconic music groups. At the end of the show we run through his Top 5 favorite words! I hope you all enjoy!
41:48
June 10, 2021
Episode 6: Dara Freudenthal
Episode 6: Dara Freudenthal
The second half of Season 4 start our with a guest who packs a punch! Dara Freudenthal joins the show! Tune in to hear about her experiences coming to San Diego all the way to New York, her pursuit of being on The Bachelor and just wait until you hear what level of Candy Crush she is on.  A fun episode ahead, and a Top 5 that I never thought would come true!
38:41
May 27, 2021
Time Is All We Have EP 4: Love at First Fight
Time Is All We Have EP 4: Love at First Fight
Drop into Zeke's life with his girlfriend Dana.  While the time elapsed in his relationship marks 4 years, perhaps the time together has grown stale. Zeke arrives home from work to find Dana very upset.  Maybe the writing was on the wall the whole time as Zeke recaps some comical and bizarre misunderstandings between the two of them.  Voice Acting: Mayanna Berrin as Dana. 
13:36
May 15, 2021
Episode 5: Scenario Escape Room
Episode 5: Scenario Escape Room
What do you get when you combine Hip-Hop Music, Creativity and Puzzles?  One of the greatest escape room experiences to every exist! The owner of Scenario Escape Room, Eric Santa Ines joins the show to talk music, beat making and how he broke into the scene.  I put him to the test by dropping some bars in Rhyme Test and we also get to learn about some of his must listen to Hip Hop MCs.  Be sure to check out his hit room The Mad Rapper at www.scenarioescaperoom.com !
30:51
May 06, 2021
Episode 4: Beth Divel
Episode 4: Beth Divel
She's talented, she's nerdy, she's like Pasta? Escape Room Game Master and Theater Nerd, Beth Divel  Joins the show! Tune in to learn more about her many talents,  favorite musicals, and experience being behind the scenes in the Escape Room industry. I put Beth to the test with some Disney Music Trivia and she gives the show some of the most memorable quotes to date. 
38:28
April 22, 2021
Episode 3: Chad Dotinga
Episode 3: Chad Dotinga
Flying in the sky with the greatest of ease, Habitual sky diver and friend Chad Dotinga hops aboard The Express.  Chad and I discuss his entry into thrill seeking activities  as well as his love of baseball.  In the gaming section, I put Chad's fandom to the test with some Los Angeles Dodgers Trivia, as well as some  memorable lyrics from some chart topping hits. Tune in for some fun and laughs, I hope you all enjoy. 
34:02
April 08, 2021
Episode 2: Sammie Lombardi
Episode 2: Sammie Lombardi
My friend and Co-Worker Sammie Lombardi joins the show.  Sammie shares with us her experience in Digital Marketing as well as her journey to San Diego all the way from the other side of the country. Later in the show Sammie, debates me in the Moment of Randomness as well as we learn on her strange past times in the kitchen.  Theme Song makes the show today with the debut of the the song "Hi Friends". 
44:45
March 18, 2021
Episode 1: Breaking Point Escape Rooms
Episode 1: Breaking Point Escape Rooms
Escape room owners , Rick McDonald and Ryan Shaw join the show to discuss their work in Rancho Cucamonga CA - Breaking Point Escape Rooms.  Hear some behind the scenes of how they got started and the work that went into building their Top Rooms: Patient 17, The Secret at Whitmore Estate and Headcase.  Special Guest: Lou Jackson joins the show as well to talk about his involvement with the crew and play some fun games to test their teamwork. Be sure to book your adventure with the guys soon at https://breakingpointescaperooms.com/ 
39:45
February 14, 2021
Time Is All We Have EP 3: The Final Shot
Time Is All We Have EP 3: The Final Shot
Everyone has there own way to deal with stress. For Zeke? It's basketball. In this episode he meets his teammate for life - TK Laughlin. Together they made the ultimate team, pushing each other to the next level. But when TK suddenly disappears it seems a friendship was all for nothing.   I hope you all in enjoy. Special thanks for Usman Aslam-Mir and Ryan Shetty. 
09:26
January 24, 2021
Time Is All We Have EP 2: It's Not You It's Me
Time Is All We Have EP 2: It's Not You It's Me
Episode 2: Peer pressured by time and his social circle, Zeke decides to try online dating. As hesitant as he may be, he finds himself on a date with a girl name Leilani.  While things seem like they are heading in the right direction, some things are not what they seem. A few key finding hit Zeke deeper than just a first date.  
14:41
December 24, 2020
Time Is All We Have: What Are You Running From?
Time Is All We Have: What Are You Running From?
Episode 1: Welcome to Time Is All We Have- A podcast series brought to you by The Cager Express.  Meet Zeke and follow him through his life as he learns the ups and down of making the most of his time. Each person on this earth has a ticking clock and whether they know it or not, life is all a matter of how that time is spent.  Join Zeke as he tells you stories of his relationships and friendships. From  heartbreak, to  heart-filling, to just flat out bizarre. 
04:30
November 22, 2020
Episode 9: Season 2 Finale
Episode 9: Season 2 Finale
In the Season 2 Finale: Your host sits down on the other side of the microphone.  Each guest of season 2  was able to ask me any question they wanted and with no preparation I try my best to handle what comes my way. Special Guest Tatiyana Abarro hosts the show! Her and I have a good time finding out a little bit more about me.  Learn a little more about my biggest influences,  perspective on life and details of creating this very podcast. Thank you all for listening. The Cager Express is here to stay. 
51:33
October 22, 2020
Episode 8: Douglas Equils
Episode 8: Douglas Equils
On the show today, I am joined by former NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Engineer, and Escape Room Enthusiast - Douglas Equils.  Legend makes a return to the show as well  as some trivia questions regarding space, wine, and a solid Escape Room Top 5.  Douglas speaks about his time working with NASA and also gives a little insight on his hobbies such as being a Science Fiction Writer.  His Book - Tesla Prime and The Regulus Event is accessible now.  Join in for a fun show and learn a few things about Escape Rooms around  California.  I hope you all enjoy
47:25
October 15, 2020
Episode 7: Rochelle Perera
Episode 7: Rochelle Perera
One of the kindest souls you'll ever meet, Rochelle Perera hops aboard The Express. Ro and I discuss how we came to be and while we get to know each other she highlights the feline loves of her life: Binky and River.  Ro  takes her shot at the musical game Rhymetest and even shares her thoughts in the Moment of Randomness. We dive back in her childhood to discuss her favorite movies when she was growing up. Tune in for a wonderful time!
43:44
September 24, 2020
Episode 6: Mike Curran
Episode 6: Mike Curran
The back half of the season begins now with Sports Medic, Mike Curran. Listen in as Mike and I discuss how he's evolved into a Family man, his travels from Michigan back to California and of course how we me through athletic training.  This episode premieres a new segment called Theme Song as well as a ton of Trivia around the Chicago Bears, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones worlds. Much to my surprise, Mike has some games of his own to play with me as he tries to turn the tables on the host. Tune in for a great time. I hope you all enjoy. 
01:06:20
September 17, 2020
Episode 5: Christian Steverson and Nick Nevares
Episode 5: Christian Steverson and Nick Nevares
From dueling on the basketball court to being the Best man in his Wedding, Christian Steverson joins the show along with our former teacher now lifetime friend: Nick Nevares. Join in and listen to some great banter between one of the greatest trios to ever exist.  Learn how such a group of friends came to be as Nick and Chris dive into their memory banks. The episode premiers a new segment: The Moment of Randomness and also a special edition of Team Speed Run. At the end of the show, we debate who are the best characters in the Marvel Universe.  I hope you all enjoy. 
47:14
September 10, 2020
Behind The Scenes: The Cager Express
Behind The Scenes: The Cager Express
Tune in for a unique behind the scenes look of The Cager Express. I dive in to the making of the show, the audio, the music the games and the guest. I recap some unique situations of how elements of the show originated and at the end of the show you'll get a sneak peak of the newest evolution of The Cager Express. I hope you all enjoy!
27:42
August 22, 2020
Episode 4: Erik Good
Episode 4: Erik Good
Erik Good hops aboard The Express to have some fun with some Nickelodeon Trivia, Fun with Rhyming and talk about Ghost Stories. We dive into  some strange but funny memories from our time together and find out if watching a lot of TV as a kid was worth the knowledge gained. A talented creator, historian and lover of nature Erik brings a whole lot of goodness to this Episode! I Hope you all enjoy!
37:55
August 13, 2020
Episode 3: Matt Hanamoto
Episode 3: Matt Hanamoto
This episode we hop in to the kitchen with  Matt Hanamoto.  While  a data analyst by trade, Matt's passion for cooking lives on. We discuss many of his cooking experiences and find out how he got so involved in the the hobby he loves.  The Cager Games includes A classic return of  Speed Run, Quick Wits, and a  NBA-NCAA themed edition of a new game: Student Athlete . This Episode is ready to be served! I hope you all enjoy. 
40:50
August 06, 2020
Episode 2: Tasha Stokes
Episode 2: Tasha Stokes
Season 2: Episode 2: Takes us to meet 8th grade Math Teacher and  Kinesiology Graduate.  On this Episode we talk UNC Basketball and Jordan Brand Shoes. Two brand new games premiere in this episode called The Hardest Moment and Rhymetest. A musical adventures in store, I hope you all enjoy. 
54:00
July 30, 2020
Episode 1: Ryan Shetty
Episode 1: Ryan Shetty
Season 2 Kicks off with Ryan Shetty. Ryan and I grew up on the courts together playing basketball. Since then  distance between us has grown but connection between us has stayed strong. In this episode we talk a lot of basketball, personal development and of course play some Cager Games. I hope you all enjoy!
52:26
July 23, 2020
Episode 10: Season 1 Finale Ezekiel Cager Ky
Episode 10: Season 1 Finale Ezekiel Cager Ky
Season 1 Concludes with a Q and A episode with the creator and host of The Cager Express: Ezekiel Cager Ky. Get to know him and hear about some of his past life experiences, favorite songs, and what's in store for Season 2. 
54:35
June 18, 2020
Episode 9: Ron Lefevre
Episode 9: Ron Lefevre
Behavioral Analyst by day... Extreme Horror Enthusiast by life. Ron Lefevre joins The Express to  talk about his love of all things spooky. I try to dive deep into his brain and find out why he partakes in such startling and questionable events. In this episode all of the Cager Games have a horror theme as well as a very special Legend mid show. At the end of the episode, Ron tells us his Top 5 Haunts. I hope you're  ready for a great show. 
34:53
June 11, 2020
Episode 8: Mitchell Brown
Episode 8: Mitchell Brown
Australian, Mitchell Brown hops aboard The Express to share stories of growing up with me! Friends since high school, we recap playing in a billiards league, and partaking in The Best Man Olympics. As the Cager Games roll around Mitch shows his knowledge of Basketball terminology, my favorite players and the Marvel Universe.  This Episode's Top 5 recap's Mitch's favorite Mythological Creatures. 
41:21
June 04, 2020
Episode 7: Hayley Eglash
Episode 7: Hayley Eglash
Leader of ALPHA MVMT: San Diego. Personal trainer and entrepreneur, Hayley Eglash joins the show! We get to know more about her fitness business and some of the programs she runs through it, her path toward being her own boss and also talk about being quarantined together.  The Cager Games present Hayley with a shot at Speed Run, Spelling B and some Fitness Trivia.  Finally at the end of the episode Hayley runs through her Top 5 Motivational factors that help propel her to new heights.  I hope you Enjoy.  You can find Fitness help from Haley Here Youtube Here
31:59
May 28, 2020
Episode 6: Gloria Renuae
Episode 6: Gloria Renuae
Oklahoma City's Finest: Gloria Renuae joins The Express in a fun episode where we talk about maintaining our friendship from long distance and find about her infatuation with space and conspiracies. Mid-show, Gloria shows us her  talents in Quick Witts, and her pop culture knowledge a Kanye West Edition of My Favorite Songs.   A great episode is in store with one of my most charismatics friends. I hope you enjoy. 
46:04
May 21, 2020
Episode 5: Cinema Escape
Episode 5: Cinema Escape
Co-Owners of Cinema Escape Rooms: Hannah Kilfoyle and Andy Brown join the express to talk about their up and coming escape room in Los Alamitos CA. This bantering duo and I recap some funny memories as we've grown as colleagues and we dive into a special competitive edition of the Cager Games. Hannah and Andy  compete against each other to prove who is the true mastermind of this duo. In our Top 5 they recap  their favorite movies to watch. 
49:52
May 14, 2020
Episode 4: Mayanna Berrin
Episode 4: Mayanna Berrin
Multi-talented Actress, Writer and Comedian: Mayanna Berrin hops aboard the The Express. Mayanna shares her experiences in the acting world and her path toward entertainment. Mid-episode she puts her creative talents to the test in some  new segments: Surreality and Quick Wits.  At the end of the episode we dive into the top 5 things shes geeking out on currently.  You can follow Mayanna and stay up to date on her work on Instagram at @mayannaberrin.
01:03:56
May 07, 2020
Episode 3: Sarah Jackson Garcia
Episode 3: Sarah Jackson Garcia
Former Collegiate Hooper, Sarah Jackson Garcia hops aboard The Express to talk about mental health, wellness,  and being my former roommate. Later in the episode we test her super fandom of the show friends. 
43:58
April 30, 2020
 Episode 2: Rob's Party
Episode 2: Rob's Party
In this episode we get to know Bay Area Musician: Rob's Party.  Rob and I talk about growing up together in SoCal, His many musical aliases and his journey to music.  In the episode we play some games: Speed Run, A special South Park Game, and Cager Trivia. Later in the episode we  discuss  his Top  5 albums that influenced his upcoming production. You Can Stream Robert's Music Here and Here. 
36:27
April 23, 2020
 Episode 1: Tatiyana Abarro
Episode 1: Tatiyana Abarro
In this episode we get to know Tatiyana Abarro, Co-founder of one of the largest So-Cal Facebook groups for Escape rooms. In the episode we play some games: Mindreaders, My Favorite Songs, and Cager Trivia. Later in the episode we  discuss her Top  5 Favorite Escape rooms. 
34:40
April 17, 2020