Thursday, January 7, 2010

Disney Podcast Updates, December 11-20, 2009

Pick yourselves up off of the floor...yes, there are consecutive days of updates!

Several shows in this update bring mention of Roy Disney's passing on the 16th. Our condolences go out to his family. From what I read, he was one of only a few voices that fought with the Board to keep the ideas of Walt himself at the forefront of the decision-making in the company.

Here is the next installment of December updates. Again, these are primarily just the show descriptions with an occasional comment from me. I don't like doing this, but I think I need to in order to keep somewhat "current" (I know…I know…that's a relative term). I'll have one more December update post before hopefully getting back to my old, terrible-sense-of-humor way of providing the updates. I could be in trouble, however, because WDW Today released a show that is nearly an hour and 45 minutes (if this is a trend, Mongello will start posting 4 hour shows).

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. Also, if you're willing, you can help these shows out by posting a review over on iTunes. The more they get, the higher up they appear on searches. If you do start listening to a podcast as a result of what you've seen on here, please let the podcasters know!

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.

    • 12/13/09 – Episode 62, Well, it's been a while, but I'm back for a new show. This show we head to Disney's Hollywood Studios with Matt the Esquire from the Mouse Droppings podcast and the Dysfunctional SuperFamily to cheer on our friend Melissa at the American Idol finale show. As you will hear, way too much fun was had by all. (Mush: SHENANIGANS!!!!! I think the order was right…I would have put Melissa 3rd…sorry). Time: 1:13:39
    • 12/11/09 – Episode 137, This week we're joined by Executive Producer Jody Brockway who has worked on many ABC Family films including Santa Baby and Santa Baby 2 starring Jenny McCarthy and Paul Sorvino debuting on ABC Family Sunday December 13th. We'll talk about what her role was on the films, working with ABC Family from the conception of the movies, stories from the set, and even some Holiday movie topics. In the news this week: Disney releases artwork for Tron 2 and a trailer for The Sorcerer's Apprentice starring Nicholas Cage, Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular is set to be replaced by Toy Story: The Musical at Disney's California Adventure, Walt Disney World get's a "twin" in the United Kingdom, and much more. We'll also read some more listener email this week including feedback from our villains episode and a story about Disney "geekdom". Time: 1:09:43
    • 12/18/09 – Episode 138, This week we'll recap the events that took place this past weekend during our AATM Winter Meets in Walt Disney World and the AATM Pacific Northwest Meet at the Rainforest Cafe in Tukwila, WA. We have audio to share from our All About the Mouse World Showcase Adventure: Mission Kimpossible meet as well as the All About the Mouse-LIVE in the park Disney Pyramid. But before we get into all of the festivities from the weekend we are going to be calling our lucky listener who has been chosen to receive a little Christmas magic this Holiday season. Time: 2:09:25
    • 12/13/09 – Episode 185, Today we have our 2010 Marathon Weekend Runner's Roundtable Preview! We are honored to have Dean 8 Bekka joining us as veteran WDW Racers, who share some "Do's" 8 "Don't" for Marathon Weekend! Also, we have Katie 8 Ed joining us who will be running their first WDW Half-Marathon in January. Pam Forrester also joins us to give tips for being a spectator for the races at WDW! Join us for fun Disney conversation today! Thank you for listening to the show! Time: 1:12:59
    • 12/17/09 – Episode 186, Today we discuss the Top 3 "Must Sees" for each of us at Walt Disney World during the holiday season! If you could only see three "special attractions" during the holidays, what would they be? Also, Katie from joins us to share her recent experience last weekend at Reunion 09, and gives her opinions on this topic as well! Time: 29:53
    • 12/20/09 – Episode 187, Rikki and Mike sit down today and discuss how to bring the joy of Disney to your life each and every day! We talk about great "follows" on Twitter, using Facebook to connect with other Disney fans, as well as share favorite message board communities and podcasts that we really connect with! Thank you for downloading our podcast. (Mush…good show…I think that group that did reservations was something like "Charlie's Angels/Army" …I think it got a little controversial after a while as people started taking reservations that they didn't "have" because they knew the name that group always reserved under). Time: 38:11
    • 12/12/09 – Episode 84, It's our last show of 2009 and it's packed with Disney Holiday cheer! On this episode: The World In News - Disney World News; Disney Music Review - Jeff the Halls; Disney Dance Floor - Disney Christmas Gifts; Pluto's Holiday Report - ; Email Time - Listener Questions; Show Members: Sorcerer, Pluto, Imagine, Kristen, Jeff, Krystal. Time: 1:20:05
    • 12/13/09 – Episode 22, This week on the show, my friend Andrew joins me as we discuss the Princess and the Frog. We round out this weeks show with the latest Disney and tech news. Time: 7:30
    • 12/12/09 – Episode 90, Welcome to another edition of The Disney Pincast. Join hosts Tom Corless and John Rick for Disney pin news, upcoming pin trading opportunities across the United States, John Rick's Ten Pin List, Tom Corless' Pin Trading Time Machine, a profile of I.P.L.S. member number #70, the Random Selection Contest, all of this week's pin releases from the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort, and much more!! Time: 1:42:47
    • 12/20/09 – Episode 91, Welcome to another edition of The Disney Pincast. Join hosts Tom Corless and John Rick for Disney pin news, upcoming pin trading opportunities across the United States, special audio, a profile of I.P.L.S. member number #71, all of this week's pin releases from the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort, and much more!!! Time: 2:30:20
    • 12/20/09 – Episode 63, A Tidbits Christmas Wish - Part 1 Merry Christmas To EVERYONE - my gift, very little chatting. Time: 15:00
    • 12/13/09 – Episode 37, After the drinking fountains of the Magic Kingdom idea is flushed, our hosts return to the Muppets. Since Scott has listened to the Muppet version of Bohemian Rhapsody for the umpteenth time, they each share their top six favorite Muppet songs. Then over at WWED, Buzzy gets into the Muppet and Holiday spirt by playing Muppet Christmas music. To continue the Muppet foolishness, Tracey and Scott share some audio from last summer's Friends of the Magic weekend - a very funny showing of the Muppet*Vision 3D attraction at Clinton's "Honey, I Amped the Audience" meet - sponsored by Comedy4cast at!They then wrap up the show with a little listener feedback and a look at next time's show. Time: 1:56:22
    • 12/11/09 – Episode 30, Hello and Welcome to Episode 30 of the Disneybrit Podcast for Wednesday 9th December 2009. With Mousemeets 2009 only finishing a few days ago, much of the shows content comes from the event. We begin the show with a roundup of all the latest happening over at the resort in Paris and bring you some of the resorts latest news. Also, listen out for an announcement for Mousemeets 2010. Join some of the Mousemeets attendees as they take a journey through the history of Disneyland Paris' Phantom Manor. Adam takes you on a history walk of the attraction and how its story fits in with the story of Frontierland. Next comes a special Mousemeets edition of the Disneybrit Trivia Quiz, before we round off the show with the next installment of the Disney Daily Diary. Time: 1:02:27
    • 12/16/09 – Episode 177, As many of you may already know, today we lost a true Disney Legend. Mr Roy Disney. In honor of his life andlegacy, we are doing a special tribute podcast today... See More at 5pm pacific time (you may also download it via iTunes after the show, anytime). You may watch LIVE on Extinct Attractions tonight Roy Disney was nice enough to be interviewed by me not too long ago. We talked for over 5 hours, and it was as close to meeting and knowing Walt, that I will ever get. I never forgot that moment I shook his hand. He also was kind enough to be featured in several of our DVDs, as well as he recently wrote the introduction to our new Disneyland Souvenirs book that is coming out soon. In honor of Roy we are putting two special package for sale that feature him and his story, his family has requested that donations be made in Roy's name to the California International Sailing Association (CISA) to benefit youth sailing. (Mush: head over to the link above for more information). Time: 30:49
    • 12/13/09 – Episode 245, Skipper Ben joins Ricky at the Magic Kingdom for another installment of TTA Talk. Also at the Magic Kingdom, the Dapper Dans treat us to some Christmastime songs. Plus, we have four Inside the Magic holiday contest winners to announce and much more. Time: 1:01:04
    • 12/20/09 – Episode 246, After a variety of happy and sad Disney news, Ricky offers his review of The Princess and the Frog and joins Skipper Ben for more TTA Talk. Jeremiah brings us an overview of Disneyland's Christmastime festivities along with a couple of fun holiday recordings from Frontierland and Main Street U.S.A. Time: 1:15:29
    • 12/14/09 – The holidays for 2009 have finally arrived, and the Magical Definition Podcast crew are here to bring you all the good cheer. First up, Jim Hill and Nathan Rose discuss Disney's new holiday short, Prep and Landing. This will be followed by a review of Disney's new animated full-length feature film, The Princess and The Frog. Time: 32:04
    • 12/20/09 – On December 16, 2009, Roy E. Disney, son of Roy O. Disney, and nephew of Walt Disney, passed away due to stomach cancer. He was 79 years old. On this week's show, Nathan Rose and Jim Hill reflect back on the life of this great man and his accomplishments within the Disney Company. Time: 35:48
    • 12/13/09 – Your hosts meet to record a show live at Disneyland. We end up talking about the lack of food choices available at that hour. Time: 1:14:04
    • 12/18/09 - Your hosts start off by reading a couple of e-mails. One of which asks for some Walt Disney World travel advice. This leads to over an hour's worth of WDW discussion. Please accept our apologies now for the background static. Time: 1:49:20
    • 12/14/09 – Episode 67, Merry Christmas MCP style... This week we talk Princess and the Frog - A distorted perspective from Jonathon on A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas. PLUS-The easiest segment of the 3-segment contest. But in all seriousness - HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM JONATHAN AND TAIRY. Time: 1:20:30
    • 12/12/09 – Episode 229, Going down the bayou, this week! We give our two cents on the new Disney Animated Feature, The Princess and the Frog! Does the glorious return to 2D animation live up to expectations? Listen in and find out! You gotta dig a little deeper! Time: 53:59
    • 12/19/09 – Episode 68, Ho ho ho and happy holidays! With all the snow out there for us on the East Coast, we bring you glad tidings for the Christmas season. Enjoy our Disney Christmas mix, along with the audio from Mickey's Christmas Carol! Time: 1:14:58
    • 12/14/09 – Episode 371, Dinosaur, Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room, The Kid casts himself, plus listener feedback and more in this week's collection of short subjects. Time: 34:52
    • 12/16/09 – Episode 372, Disney Holiday Wishes (Mush…WIISSHHEEEESSSSSS!). No, not the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. (Mush…ooohhh…darn). Mike and Mark discuss their Disney wishes at the holiday season. Time: 32:26
    • 12/18/09 – Episode 155, Top 7: Untouchable Attractions | audio: A ride Van once thought was untouchable | Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris news. Facts/trivia and... Netcot. Time: 35:24
    • 12/14/09 – Episode 40, Gordon runs the Rocket City Marathon, gets tremendous coaching-and a visit- from Megan (AKA Veganrunningmom), sets a new PR, and gets to play "Smokey and the Bandit. Time: 57:09
    • 12/20/09 – Episode 41, Gordon chats with his friend Dominic about things you should know about running at Disney during Marathon Weekend. Part 1 of 2 Time: 1:01:41
    • 12/15/09 – Episode 82, Fan Meets Recap. Time: 30:17
    • 12/15/09 – Episode 21, Short show this week. We fill you in on what 2010 has in store for WaltCast. We also include an Outtakes reel at the end of the episode from our most recent shows. All this and more on this week's episode of WaltCast, so sit back, relax and let us do the talking! (Mush: I Love Van in the outtakes…U2…who? Wait…Katie doesn't like Van Halen??? THAT'S IT!!! NO MORE UPDATES!!! Oh, okay, my favorite U2 is either Sunday Bloody Sunday or Still Haven't Found (with the choir backup from the Rattle and Hum video) Time: 10:47
    • 12/13/09 – Episode 149, Some of Walt Disney World's "Hidden Treasures" are often found in plain sight, and this week, I'm going to take you to one that I recently was introduced to – The Turf Club restaurant at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. One of just a few Walt Disney World restaurants that offers year-round outdoor dining, it overlooks the Lake Buena Vista golf course and it's casual atmosphere reflects the resort's equestrian theme. This week, my guest and I will take you inside the restaurant for a live review of the ambiance, location and of course, the food. I'll announce the winner of our last Walt Disney World – What's My Line? Contest before playing more of your voicemails at the end of the show, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio Show. Time: 1:07:24
    • 12/20/09 – Episode 150 (another milestone…congrats!!!), Happy holidays! Speaking of the holidays, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and arguably the best time to visit Walt Disney World. A completely different experience than visiting during any other season, there are so many added elements and dimensions to your experience both in and out of the parks. So this week, we're going to look at some of our favorite things to do during the season, including some must-dos and even a few overlooked experiences as well. I'll play more of your voicemails at the end of the show, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio Show. Time: 1:03:54
    • 12/11/09 – Episode 655, Today, we compare the old WDW Ticket system with today's attractions. (Mush…this one had me yelling at the iPod a few times!) Time: 20:05
    • 12/14/09 – Episode 656, Today, we discuss what we carry around in the theme parks. Time: 19:36
    • 12/16/09 – Episode 657, Today, we answer your listener questions. (Mush…Matt and Annette: keep doing what you're doing…it's a thankless job sometimes. FYI, I thought nothing of what a few of the comments remarked about…having 2 young boys, I can easily see them doing the same thing. To Newell: I wish you wouldn't have to moderate like that, but some folks just don't know when to stop. It drives me crazy doing the same thing to my discussion boards for my classes – it sucks!). Time: 38:54
    • 12/18/09 – Episode 658, Today, we discuss some of the past events during Reunion 09. Time: 25:32
    • 12/15/09 – Episode 30, In this episode Matt and Nate revisit their Tomorrowland 1994 RetroMagic series by visiting one of everyone's favorite attractions at Walt Disney World, the ever popular Tomorrowland Transit Authority. As Nate says, "It's hard to pinpoint why this attraction is so popular; It isn't exciting, There aren't any audio-animatronics, and there are no real special effects. However, it is nostalgic, it's easy so the whole family can ride it and there's hardly ever a line." For the first ten years the WEDway Peoplemover was basically a tour of Tomorrowland voiced by the legendary Jack Wagner. Then in 1986 the attraction changed to a commuter computer and the focus changed from a tour to focus more on the linear induction motor. In 1994 the attraction changed again with the Tomorrowland refurbishment and the ride turned into an attraction that had depth and a story and seemed like so much more than a tour. In 2009 the attraction changed back to more of a tour of the area and less a part of a system of transit throughout a fantasy world of tomorrow. There's just something about the TTA that makes us all feel a little closer to Walt Disney himself. This may be the best podcast ever produced!!! We added that last line just so it would appear in Mush's Blog (MUSH: LMAO!!!!! Flattery will get you everywhere! FYI, I saw Aladdin and loved it. The improv by the Genie makes the show). In the news this week we discuss the new walkway being built to connect the once temporary Bugs Land at DCA to the Hollywood Pictures Backlot. Also the closing of the Aladdin Show at the Hyperion Theater is discussed. Time: 48:37
    • 12/12/09 A HIGH-DEF Christmas Wish to the WTTM community from our friends over at; Disneyland, December 1st, 2009. Main Street Holiday Believe Fireworks, Small World Holiday, snowfall, and more! (Mush: This is not on the main WTTM feed…you have to subscribe to the Hi-def feed. If you haven't subscribed to this feed, you really should. This is a really good show!). Time: 7:59
    • 12/13/09 – WTTM….217 (I love how he intros each show!), On the final day of Paul's July vacation to Southern California for the FriendsoftheMagic gathering, he spent the entire afternoon alone at Disneyland, and he brought along his recorder.Part 3 Time: 1:05:29
    • 12/20/09 – Episode 218, This week, Paul shares his very favorite Disney Christmas recording with you. (Mush: it's Christmas time, but Paul throws in an Easter Egg…keep listening to the end of the show!). Time: 58:19

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