Friday, May 29, 2009

Disney Podcast Show Updates: May 29, 2009

This one's being released just a bit later than normal as I was getting caught up on listening (and skimming one or two) of the shows. With Monday being a holiday, I missed 20% of my usual listening time in the car, so I was playing catch-up all week. Added to that, I have a 4 year old who is an absolute Star Wars freak (thanks to the Wii Lego game), and he dictated what podcasts I had to listen to while he was in the car (it had to be talking about Star Wars Weekends). Also, with the different release dates/times of all the podcasts, I was holding off a bit to try to get in a couple podcasts that release Friday morning. If you are interested in listening to any of these episodes, I have links to subscribe for most of these shows in my post HERE.

As always, please note that this again is not a comprehensive list of the Disney Podcasts that are out there. Mike Hamilton has created, which he periodically updates with new podcasts and removes dead casts. He also has the automated RSS (historical) feeds of the podcasts. This is more of a cross-section of what is currently being talked about…perhaps something may sound interesting, and you'll subscribe to listen to that topic.

Any and all comments are welcomed! Also, if you know of another podcast that fits here, let me know. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to head out to catch Up!

    • 5/22/08 – Episode 16, Trace takes over the control boards of the podcast, and chaos ensues! Okay, it doesn't, but he does change the podcast for a bit to elaborate on what he would do if he could create "Traceland". A couple of segments follow from Tracefest (see previous episode), including some good discussion on the Backstage tour. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that the most-talked about part of this episode will be a Princess wardrobe malfunction during the tour (which will probably increase the popularity of this tour by the male population ten-fold). They wrap up the show with voice mail. Next time you're at the Rose and Crown, say "Hey" to Lynda, who tends bar there and listens to the podcast. Time: 1:33:57
    • 5/15/09 – Episode 60, Tom Corless and John Rick have their usual pin segments and updates around the country. They also talk with I.P.L.S. #43, Kaitlyn Persico. Alex Maher, from a senior character artist from the Disney Design Group, joins Tom and John for an interview. Time: 2:05:51
    • 5/22/09 – Episode 47, Tairy looks at this day in Disney History. You'll feel a little Enchanted after listening to the last few minutes of this episode. . Be sure to check out her charity info at her page. Time: 11:28
    • 5/24/09 – Episode 42, Greg reinforces my need to learn more about the Disneyland resort by giving a good, detailed look at an extinct attraction over in Anaheim. Monsanto's House of the Future is the target when he steps into his time machine. Included in this episode is the audio from this attraction. Greg then provides several updates to what will be upcoming with the future of his podcasts, including this one and the At The Main Street Cinema podcast. I'd like to wish Greg the best of luck in the job search! Time: 33:15
    • 5/24/09, Episode 216, News Around the World leads off this episode, followed by audio and a discussion of Innoventions' newest display, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, sponsored by T-Rowe Price. Also included this week is a separate download with the video of the display opening. Skipper Ben works on listener e-mail. The show is wrapped up with listener feedback. Time: 1:14:49 Video time: 9:57
    • 5/24/09 – Jim and Nathan use this episode to discuss how Disney reaches out to its guests/fans and how it has changed over time. Marketing strategies are the main topic here, including the use of a train for the upcoming film based on A Christmas Carol, the promotions used for Up!, and more. Also included is a talk about D23's new events that tie into the topic of the show. Time: 29:26
    • 5/23/09 – Episode 200, Everyone's neat and pretty for their 200th episode! In their words, they'll do everything they can to make this landmark episode not as bad as the other 199 shoes. A fascinating interview of Roy O. Disney conducted by Leonard Maltin is aired, where Roy talks about the Disney Studios' work during World War II (as a tribute to Memorial Day). A review of Up! is included, and the crew announces celebrations (and hopeful future celebrations in helping a listener plan out a marriage proposal in the Disney parks). Time: 1:18:32
    • 5/22/09 – Special Report, Mike and Mark talk about a recent bomb scare at the DCL terminal over at Port Canaveral…Mike was onboard the docked Disney Wonder for a tour of the ship when everything went down. Time: 11:38
    • 5/26/09 – Episode 313, After the tip of week and the featured attraction (Cinderella Castle), Mike and Mark review the Villas at Wilderness Lodge. A review of MousePlanet forum threads is included, and listener feedback wraps up the show. Time: 32:45
    • 5/28/09 – Episode 314, The host of MouseStation discuss at length the trend of seeing a little blue alien seemingly every time you turn around at the parks. Their main topic is Disney's use/overuse of Stitch at WDW. Time: 18:10
    • 5/26/09 – Episode 54, In this episode, they're going to go with the flow (no, not the Crush song from the Nemo show at AK). They discuss the Randy Pausch (former Disney Imagineer and famous for The Last Lecture) as well as a friend who is going through a situation similar to the Pausch family. They then segue to a talk about dreams in efforts to bring the discussion to a more happy place. They find themselves somehow talking about lipgloss and laptops, which moves on to the "celebration" theme at the American Disney parks and the Jackson 5. When they realize that they are absolutely stuck at how to wrap it up, they start tap dancing (I swear, I'm not making this up!) They end the show with music from Fox's new show Glee, which will eat away at your brain for the next 87 hours…I know, because I had just recently gotten the ?@#$@#$ Journey song out of my head from when I saw the show's premiere, and the cats have now put it back in (Thanks!) Time: 34:22 …strangers…waiting…up and down the BOOOOUULLEEVAAAARRRRrrrddd…their shaaaddowwwws…searching in the niiiiiiggggghhtt. ARGH!
    • 5/24/09 – Episode 95. This show has tributes from Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse, who recently lost his battle with cancer…there are some really good audio segments included in here. In the news and rumors section, they talk about the upcoming re-opening of the Hall of Presidents which will include an animatronic of President Obama and other changes, including George Washington having a new speaking part. This episode also includes the last edition of "What Were They Thinking" for a while…they talk about what might have been at the World Showcase pavilions. Time: 2:04:08
    • 5/24/09 – Episode 120, The force is with Lou and Glen Whalen as they host an in-depth, live talk from Disney's Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekend. The big winners of the Broadway tickets from last week's show are announced. The show wraps up with voice mail. Time: 1:35:35
    • 5/28/09 – Daily Disney Diary, This is the next segment in Lou's short vidcast shows. In this one, Lou looks at Star Wars Weekends. He starts with the Stormtroopers at the entrance to the park and continues into the park, with teasers from Star Tours, the Jedi Training Academy, the special parade, "stars of the saga", and the Disney characters in special regalia. Lou wraps up with some video from the very entertaining Hyperspace Hoopla. Time: 8:32
    • 5/25/09 – Episode 569, Matt, Len, Annette, and Newell take the show down the toilet, literally! They actually discuss the best and worst restrooms in WDW. Time: 16:16
    • 5/27/09 – Episode 570, It's Wednesday, and that means one thing for WDW Today…Listener Questions! Matt, Newell, Len, and Annette take part in this one. Reminder: May 31st is the date of the next live show. Check the webpage for more information. Time: 30:33
    • 5/29/09 – Episode 571, The whole crew (Matt, Len, Newell, Scopa, and Annette) tackle the issue of breakfasts, brunches, and lunches at WDW, with an extended review on the Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues. Watch out…Len's on a roll in this episode. Time: 22:26
    • 5/23/09 – Episode 32, Aaron welcomes his good friend, Courtney Lambert, to the show to discuss their most recent trip together to WDW. Included is a really in-depth look at the American Idol Experience, props to how Disney handles lost and found, and a reflection of a past trip to Disneyland. Also in the show is Aaron's take on some of the gangster portrayals in the Great Movie Ride. Time: 38:15

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