The Quantum Leap Podcast is a Barren Space Production that explores all things Quantum Leap. We talk about every episode of the cult hit time travel program, as well as the novels and comic books it inspired. We release approximately two shows per month, frequently featuring interviews with the show’s creators, cast and crew.
Quantum Leap has won two Golden Globe Awards, five Emmy Awards, a Director’s Guild of America Award, and Two Edger Awards. It has been called one of the best television shows of all time, ranked #15 and #19 on TV Guide’s “Top Cult Shows Ever” in In 2004 and 2007.
Christopher DeFilippis is a writer, broadcaster and podcaster. He is the author of the official Quantum Leap tie-in novel Foreknowledge and has long been active in Quantum Leap fandom.
He has hosted and created multiple podcasts, including The Castle Rock TV Podcast, The Frequency TV Podcast and 11.22.63: An Event Podcast. He is also the creator and producer of DeFlip Side, an award-winning radio program and website that explores the cutting edge of science, art and culture, with humor and an unabashed enthusiasm for science, discovery and Science Fiction.
In addition to hosting the QLP, he is also the co-executive producer and editor. He’s kinda insufferable, but in a good way.
Allison Pregler makes videos about so-bad-it’s-good movies, Baywatch, and other various things. She found negatives of Quantum Leap’s lost ending. She talks a lot.
Matt Dale has yet to provide a head-shot or bio, but take our word for it. He’s aces.
Executive Producer/QLP Creator
Albert Burdge is better known as Albie. In addition to creating and once hosting the Quantum Leap Podcast, he has hosted multiple podcasts, including TV Talk Castle (2009), TV Talk The Vampire Diaries, a guest host on TV Talk How I Met Your Mother, The Terra Nova Podcast and the. creator of a Conversation with Albie.
He’s a life long Science Fiction fan. His favorite shows include Firefly, all Star Trek, Farscape, The X-Files, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, all Stargate, Felicity, The Dead Zone, Ally McBeal, Arrested Development, Babylon 5, House M.D., Veronica Mars, Life on Mars, Alias, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, Futurama, Terra Nova, Lost, Sliders, 24, and, of course, Quantum Leap. Albie’s greatest joy in life is his daughter Serenity. Albie is a silicon supporter and always cries at the end of Bicentennial Man.
Albie remains Executive Producer of the Quantum Leap Podcast, as well as its patron saint.
Hayden McQueenie is a huge fan of Quantum Leap, and has been an active participant on the Quantum Leap Podcast since its inception. In addition to being co-executive producer, Hayden occasionally guest hosts on the QLP, and contributes regular “Quantum Deep” segments. He also runs the QLP Facebook page, and has organized numerous interviews with Quantum Leap guest stars and crew members. Basically, if we’re interviewing someone on the show, odds are that Hayden got ’em.
In his professional life, Hayden is a self-proclaimed “mathemagician” (though Albie and Heather have dubbed him “the Wizard of Oz” as he lives in Melbourne Australia), having taught Secondary level mathematics, tutored Engineering mathematics and lectured in Calculus at University level, and tutored mathematics privately to students of all ages for over a decade. Hayden has presented numerous times at the annual conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), and has had a paper he has written be published in the MAV conference proceedings about a game he invented which helps to teach students about Linear Functions and other numerical, graphical and algebraic concepts. Hayden is currently undertaking his Masters degree in Education, and in the future hopes to teach future teachers, build curriculums and do further mathematical and educational research.
Hayden is also credited as an Executive Producer of the Quantum Leap fan film “A Leap to Di For”, which premiered at “The Leap Back” Quantum Leap convention in 2009.
Hayden’s favourite hobby is going to the movies with his friends. He also loves all types of music, can read sheet music fluently, and loves to sing – mostly in his car where he doesn’t get any noise complaints, and frequently participating in karaoke nights his local Irish pub. Other than that, he just loves playing with his dogs and spending time with his friends. Family and friends mean everything to Hayden, and he is sure that the friends he has made through being a part of this podcast will last a lifetime.
Zoë Dean is an actress from New Jersey. In 2017 she trained under Bernard Glincosky at The Philadelphia Acting Studio.
Zoë has been a lover of films and television since she was a very small child. Raised on the classics by her grandparents, her favorite actors include Roddy McDowall, Tom Baker, Danny Kaye, Patrick McGoohan, Rock Hudson, Lucille Ball, Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis, Jack Lord, Dean Stockwell, Natalie Wood, James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Elizabeth Taylor. She currently hosts a Podcast dedicated to Roddy McDowall, called “Not Just Yesterday: The Roddy McDowall Podcast.”
Starting as a young child, Zoë took voice and elocution lessons for 13 years, training in opera and show tunes. She is a skilled singer and is able to perform many genres of music with ease. Other skills she has include sketching, photography and audio and video editing. She is also proficient in accents, having an uncanny ear for them; and is able to do many different sorts of voices for characterization.
QLP Co-Creator/Former Host
QLP co-creator and one-time host Heather has also hosted TV Talk Castle (2009), TV Talk The Vampire Diaries, The Terra Nova Podcast, and was a producer of
a Conversation with Albie. Heather was born January 4, 1989 so she was just a baby when Quantum Leap premiered on television.
Heather’s favorite TV shows include Doctor Who, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Good Eats, Glee, Cougar Town, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, House, Psych, Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Futurama , Bones, The Big Bang Theory, Terra Nova, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Scrubs, Arrested Development, Ghost Whisperer, How I Met Your Mother, True Blood, Food Detectives, and many, many more.
Heather loves to read, especially when a new Nicholas Sparks or Sarah Dessen book comes out. Her favorite movies are Love Actually and The Wedding Date.