Friday, July 9, 2010

Disney Podcast Updates, May 1-15, 2010

Another round of updates is here! Lots of interviews in this set of show updates, including Davy Jones (the Monkee, not the captain of the Flying Dutchman), Stacy Aswad (Must Do's at WDW), Bob Gurr, Jim Korkis, Kelsey Grammer (yes, THE Kelsey Grammer), and more! Lots of Summer Nightastic info, as well as Toy Story 3 news, can be found in here. Finding Nemo is analyzed by the Disney Indiana crew, and, as always, they do an amazing job with it. Some of the DPN shows also start giving reviews from their recent Westfest event in this set, while the DisneyBrit crew does the same for their Mousemeets 2010 extravaganza. Also, we get the next installment of one of the best countdowns I've heard on a podcast (last entry on here). There's something for every Disney fan in the 55-60 shows listed below…ENJOY!

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. Also, Shawn Rees does a similar set of posts over on and covers some shows that I don't list here…check out his stuff…he does a great job and provides the type of reviews I would like to get back to doing someday.

Any and all comments are welcomed! Also, if you know of another podcast that fits here, let me know.



    • 05/14/10 – Episode 161, This week Jonathan is going to give us all a little more schooling on Disney artwork and this time we're going to talk about Disney statuary. He'll explain what the Disney Collector's Society was and why you just might be interested in some of the pieces that they have released over the years. He'll also tell you how to tell the difference between an official Disney statuary piece and one that isn't an official Disney collection piece. In the news this week: Disney officially announces the addition of a new Value Resort to Walt Disney World, Disneyland tests a new talking Mickey meet and greet character, Disney finally announces a release date for The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Hollywood Studios, and much more. We'll also get to some more of your listener feedback including advice on how to train for your first half-marathon and more suggestions on Disney related iPhone and iPad apps. Time: 1:25:23

    • 05/02/10 – Episode 225, Today we are lucky to have Deb Chambers joining us to talk about her recent Adventures by Disney vacation!  She visited Central America, escorted by the great Adventures by Disney hosts.  We discuss what it would be like to travel with Adventures by Disney as well as talk about who we think these vacations are really targeted towards. Time: 32:03
    • 05/06/10 – Episode 226, Welcome to our Disney family where we love talking Disney!  Today the panel discusses the return of "Free Dining" for the fall.  Pam discusses the differences between the different Disney Dining Plans and gives opinions on which might be best for certain situations.  We also then have a nice discussion on what restaurants at Walt Disney World give you the best "Disney experience", not just the best food.  Some of our choices you may or may not agree with!  We want to hear what you think about this topic! Time: 55:25
    • 05/09/10 – Episode 227, Happy Monday! Today the entire panel is with us to discuss our "Disney Obsessions" both at Walt Disney World and back home.  We got this thread straight from the message boards at We hope you will come over to share what things you are obsessed with when it comes to Disney and why! Time: 38:38
    • 05/13/10 – Episode 228, You made it again!  Today the panel gets together to discuss a topic brought up by listener Coleen!  Could you spend a whole day at Downtown Disney?  Also, what are your "Best of the Best" things to do at Downtown Disney?  We discuss things like the Characters in Flight balloon, Cirque, and unique shopping and dining! Time: 41:10

    • 05/06/10 – Episode 14, This week the Betamouse crew takes a look at the last scene of the Carousel of Progress and talks about tech that Disney could add and update. (Mush: LOVE the topic…good show!) Time: 36:49
    • 05/13/10 – Episode 15, This week the Betamouse team discusses the how to's of asking Disney trip planning questions. Where do you go for this source? Message boards? Twitter? Email: with ideas! Time: 43:17

    • 05/09/10 – BMS Show 85, Day 1 footage from Disneyland and DPN Westfest, April 2010. Time: 29:33
    • 05/11/10 – IYEE 60, Join me in this IYEE that covers a great attraction at Disneyland, California during the DPN Westfest events. Hope you enjoy. Time: 32:00

    • 05/08/10 – Episode 91, The World In News - Disney World News, I AM - New segment, Monorail Station - Animal Kingdom Eats (Mush: FLAME TREE!!!!), Disney Dance Floor - Disney Studios - Top Threes, Disney Music Review – Jessica, Email Time - Listener Emails. Time: 1:07:58

    • 05/01/10 – Episode 18, After a month long hiatus DisFanReview SHORTS! is back... No, I know I have said that before, but it really is. We still have all the Disney headlines you need to stay up to date and the finest selection of rocking Disney tunes you are likely to hear anywhere! This week we are talking Captain EO's return to WDW, TONS of Toy Story 3 news and much much more. Including new music from Alanis Morissette, and Scot Bruce & his Pink Cadillacs.

    • 05/10/10 – Episode 44, Are you ready to rumble? Trace is! A few things that happened at The DPN's Westfest, talking Mickeys, fart blankets, secret audio from Trace's bedroom, Rivers of America, Airtran hate email, voice mails and more fun than a clown on fire! (Mush: Oh…My…Gawd!!!! There were simply too many things to comment on in here. Trust me…you'll never be the same after hearing this show all the way through) Time: 1:08:44

    • 05/02/10 – Episode 109, Welcome to another edition of The Disney Pincast. Join hosts Tom Corless and John Rick for Disney Pin Trading news, upcoming pin trading opportunities around the world, John Rick's Ten Lanyard Medal List, Tom Corless' Pin Trading Time Machine, a profile of I.P.L.S. member number #88 (Mush: Marshal Knight), and much more!!! Time: 1:44:01
    • 05/09/10 – Episode 110, Welcome to another edition of The Disney Pincast. Join host John Rick (Mush: No Tom this time…stay tuned for an update to this later on) for Disney Pin Trading news, upcoming pin trading opportunities around the world, a profile of I.P.L.S. member number #89 (Tracey Hargrove), and much more!!! Time: 56:24

    • 05/09/10 – Episode 72, The true secret to having the Disney magic in your heart is knowing that wherever you are, the magic can and usually does follow. (Mush: While the description may be obscure, you will absolutely love how this one turns out…I almost had tears welling up when I figured out what was going on. Paul's a keeper, Tairy!). Time: 22:56

    • 05/02/10 – Episode 47, Things around Disney, Indiana are turning upside down this week. Tracey and Scott are currently packing up Spooner Studios and the rest of their belongings as they are moving to a new house. During all this packing, they seemed to have misplaced a small little clown fish with a lucky fin. Our hosts dive deep into the world of Finding Nemo in the "Perspective on Pixar" segment for May by looking at the 2003 film along with how the tank gang and friends have taken over in the theme parks. Included in the show is some underwater themed music on WWED and some listener feedback. (Mush: wait…Mr. Incredible? Buzz? Luigi? Mike W? I need to go back and check that movie out again!!! Oh, and some fantastic audio…loved the steel drums and the Finding Nemo: the Musical bits. Another great, detailed show, guys!) Time: 1:17:21

    • 05/11/10 – Episode 41, Join us for our first ever Disneybrit Podcast live in front of a studio audience. This special episode of the show comes from Mousemeets 2010 where enjoy 90 minutes of fun and discussion. In this very special episode of the show we bring you: Some irrelevant banter from the three of us and some members of the audience; A new game entitled "Play Your Disney Cards Right"; Some questions from members of our studio audience; A segment just for Craig called "France vs The World"; And finally we bring back a special edition of the Disneybrit Trivia Quiz. Hang around right to the very end to hear a special musical surprise!!! Time: 1:29:00

    • 05/05/10 – WDW EAC Episode 3, "The River of Cherry Dole Whip" Time: 1:13:53
    • 05/06/10 – Episode 213, Brian Sommer returns from a mountain expedition to the Matterhorn and has a secret guest. Time: 1:12:13 (Mush's Note: for some reason, episodes 214-217 did not download into the iTunes feed. I'm guessing at least one of these shows would be included here. I've tried a couple times, but I can't get them into the feed. Sorry!)

    • 05/02/10 – Episode 265, This week was filled with big Disney news including Captain EO's return to Epcot and beyond, a new game for Toy Story Mania, and much more. Beyond the news, we review DisneyNature's film Oceans and then take you to Epcot to float through The Seas with Nemo and Friends and take a Journey Into Your Imagination. Plus your listener questions are asked and answered. Time: 1:34:55
    • 05/02/10 – Video Extra, Formerly The Living Seas, The Seas with Nemo and Friends offers guests a chance to explore one of the world's largest aquariums filled with sea life. (Mush: GREAT video…thanks!) Time:2:54
    • 05/09/10 – Video Extra, Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear (Lotso) from Toy Story 3 made his theme park debut in Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World on May 9, 2010. He also dances in the Block Party Bash parade, seen here. This was his first performance. Time: 2:11
    • 05/09/10 – Video Extra, The Toy Story 3 character Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear (Lotso for short) started meeting and greeting with theme park guests in Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World on May 9, 2010. The large pink bear is quite soft and huggable, naturally. The queue to see Lotso is themed as a room in the film's Sunnyside Daycare. Time: 2:04
    • 05/09/10 – Episode 266, Beyond this week's exciting Disney and theme park news, BOOM Studios writer Ian Brill and artist Jake Myler join us to discuss the upcoming Darkwing Duck comic book series. Plus we dive into some more listener questions and comments. Time: 1:13:28

    • 05/11/10 – Episode 133, Dining at the Resorts and Free Dining. Find out what dining options are available to you at the WDW Resorts. Which places are good for the dining plan and which ones to avoid. A special break down of the free dining plan is discussed. Latest Disney News and promotions also covered on this episode. Time: 1:23:11

    • 05/03/10 – Flower and Garden Adventure, Part 1, Some topiaries in a different light. Enjoy! (Mush: Donald, Watch out…snort!) Time: 4:06

    • 05/02/10 – On this week's show Nathan Rose and Jim Hill discuss the extreme makeovers that theme parks around the country are having -- including Disneyland's World of Color, Universal's Harry Potter, and much more. Time: 46:22

    • 05/09/10 – Episode "99.5", **PG-13** **Headphones HIGHLY suggested** Join myself and fellow DPN'ers as we take in some attractions at Disneyland one morning just after Westfest 2010 (Toast, Ryan, The Party Girls, Spenceman). Highlights include: Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage; Small World; Colorful commentary by my dirty minded friends (Mush: those type of friends are always the best). I had a great time re-connecting with old friends and making new ones during Westfest 2010. I had a ton of fun out at The Disneyland Resort after having not been there in 2 years. Have fun and Enjoy! Meander On! Time: 1:07:31

    • 05/14/10 – Episode 163, After a quick (for us) rundown of Greg and Shaft's recent trip to Las Vegas for NAB, your hosts endeavor to answer this listener question: what do you think Disneyland will look like in 10 years. While we never quite get there, we do have some fun in trying. 1 hour 46 minutes. Time: 1:46:41

    • 05/03/10 – Episode 75, This week is all about California and the things that Jonathan does not have. Talk about "Pig-Headed". AND Jonathan's solution to the missing Adventurers Club. (Mush: Game on! Loved the "Rough draft/ version to be turned in" line in the skit!!!) Time: 1:06:39

    • 05/01/10 – Episode 249, This week we discuss the news for Toy Story Mania and the new character appearing at the Animation Attraction at the Studios, as well as the spread of the Return of Captain EO to the rest of the world's Disney Parks. Finally, we give some ideas for what a WDW veteran should see, do and keep in mind when heading to Disneyland for the first time! Time: 1:03:38
    • 05/08/10 – Episode 250, It's another entry in our Ride-Along series, this week, featuring a ride-through on the Magic Kingdom's "it's a small world." Just don't blame us when you get that song stuck in your head. (Mush: AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhh……) Time: 13:46
    • 05/15/10 – Episode 251, It's a pretty long show this week, since we've got lots to discuss.  First, a little feedback regarding nostalgia and corrections, then on to the latest news!  Disney's opening a new Value resort, and we're wondering about its place in the resort variety.  Over at Disneyland, Mickey speaks for the first time.  And Disney charts an end to the deep discounts we've all come to enjoy.  Plus, your Facebook feedback and a quick review of the version of "Beauty and the Beast: A Broadway Musical" Eric and Cathy saw over the weekend. Time: 1:19:24

    • 05/09/10 – Episode 404, Once again, as with all multiple-101 MouseStation shows, things go off the rails. Time: 27:24
    • 05/12/10 – Episode 405, Chad Emerson talks with Mark about his new book about what it took to buy the land and create the government entities for Walt Disney World. Time: 51:06

    • 05/07/10 – Episode 59, Gordon organizes a "Running to Disney Mancation Caravan" from Alabama to Cincinnati for the Flying Pig Half Marathon. Here is audio he took from before the race, and during the race. He also has a VM from a dear friend about his recent news that the doctor has cleared him to stop taking his BP meds. (Mush: Some of the banter among these guys is absolutely hilarious…and I would have loved to have seen Gordon's expression when he opened his "gift" near the beginning). Time: 58:19
    • 05/13/10 – Episode 60, Gordon takes a break from editing his mancation audio to go for a bike ride and discuss his movement away from Blood Pressure meds, his training, upcoming races, and has special words for a fellow runner. (Mush: we also get permission to beat Gordon with a stick if we ever catch him running without a shirt on. On a more serious note, I remember seeing your Tweets about going off the BP meds – that is simply amazing and fantastic news). Time: 1:11:48

    • 05/04/10 – Episode 102, Toy Story Midway Mania has some changes coming, and we're cranky! Can't we just have a working Yeti instead? The Watchamacallit joins us, and all three of us have something to say. (Mush: the yeti in TSMM…interrrrrressstttttiiinnggggggg). Time: 29:51
    • 05/11/10 – Episode 103,On this week's show, the Whatchamacallit joins us as we chat with Super Agent and Mayor of Kraftland, Richard Kraft, filmmaker/musician Adam Shell, and Stacey J. Aswad, Hostess Extraordinaire/Actress/Muse. Time: 45:57

    • 05/01/10 – Episode 128, Good morning! Yes, morning...  I just edited a podcast in the morning drinking coffee instead of beer...  Weird! Since it's the First of May, and I'm not at Disneyland for DPN Westfest '10 I just had to upload something! This week we head back into the archives to 2006 and the first time that Jonathan Coulton's "First of May" made an appearance on TOV....  I take you along with myself, Jeff from Houston, and Patrick as we explore the Land Pavilion at Epcot. After that I hit IOA and mess with some Dino DNA! (Mush: Episode 36 is the destination of the wayback machine…I remember this episode when it came out. I loved the Willy Wonka comment about Living With the Land…I still have episode 63 stored in iTunes with that ride-thru audio from Mousefest…one of the funniest pieces of audio I've ever heard! Warning: make sure kids aren't around for the song at the end of the show!). Time: 45:32

    • 05/03/10 – Episode 41, Davy Jones of The Monkees joins us this week to discuss his upcoming concerts at EPCOT this weekend. Lou Mongello also sits in to discuss his May Meet of the Month. Show is out early because Shawn is at a baseball game on release day and we figured with both guests plugging things that are coming up rather soon, an extra day wouldn't hurt. (Mush: Thanks for the shout-out, guys…it's appreciated!!! I'm working on getting caught up and hope to get a better product out here soon.) Time: 46:32
    • 05/11/10 – Episode 42, Kelsey Grammer joins us this week to talk about his career with Disney. We'll also discuss some "Cheers" and "Frasier" as well. How could we not? (Mush: Great Job lining up these interviews!) Time: 52:06

    • 05/05/10 – Episode 141, On this week's show, we have the third edition of our newest segment we will be featuring only throughout 2010, it's called The Top "10". It's an interactive and fun segment where the WDWNT Podcast Team and our listeners come together to create ten top ten lists for Walt Disney World in ten important categories. We continue this week with the top ten stores and shops at the Walt Disney World Resort. (Mush: this was a relatively tame Top Ten, after attractions and CS restaurants…I LOVE this segment!) Time: 1:53:48
    • 05/10/10 – Episode 142, To kick off this week's show, we have your Walt Disney World Resort News and Rumor Report. In this week's report, we'll be discussing the return of Captain EO to Epcot, some big Toy Story 3 inspired changes happening at Disney's Hollywood Studios this month, and yet another update on the Fantasyland Expansion at the Magic Kingdom. Following that, we'll present another edition of one of our signature segments, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". This time around, we'll be dissecting the Epcot E-ticket attraction known as Test Track. Finally, to wrap up this week's show, Brandon Struve takes us on another audio adventure. This time around, we'll take a trip to Liberty Square to hear some new audio and experience The Hall of Presidents: A Celebration of Liberty's Leaders. Time: 2:03:12

    • 05/02/10 – Episode 168, We'll take a look at some Walt Disney World news and a few rumors this week, including some old favorites getting ready to return to the parks, and Imagineers continue to test new ways to pass the time in the queue, this time at a classic attraction in the Magic Kingdom. I'll ask you to comment in the show notes and weigh in on some possible changes that may be coming. I often kid about how attractions and shows in Walt Disney World are just things to occupy our time in between meals, but the parks and resorts do offer a wide variety of wonderful dining options - and not all of them require you to make dining reservations in advance. In fact, some of Walt Disney World's best food can be found at the numerous counter service locations. So this week, we'll count down our Top Ten list of Walt Disney World Counter Service Restaurants. If you weren't hungry when you started listening, you just might be by the time you're through. And hopefully we'll introduce you to some options that you might not have considered before. Time: 1:22:43
    • 05/09/10 – Episode 169, With the recent closing of Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios for an unspecified update, it's a great time to take a look back at the relationship between Disney and the Muppets, including the story of how the Muppets came to Walt Disney World in a variety of ways. We'll tour the park and explore some of the secrets, stories and history of MuppetVision 3D, Muppet-based shows that are no longer here, the Disney-Henson marriage, as well as "The Muppets That Never Were," as Jim Korkis and I wander the Studios and discuss some of the proposed concepts that never made it both in and out of the parks. It's a fascinating live tour of the Muppets in the present, as well as a look back in time, and possibly even into the future of the Muppets in Walt Disney World. (Mush: being a Muppets fan, I really enjoyed this segment!) Time: 1:28:17
    • 05/13/10 – Video Extra, There's more to explore in Walt Disney World, as guests of all ages can enjoy catch-and-release fishing led by expert guides in the waters in front of the Magic Kingdom. Join Lou Mongello from WDW Radio as he spends a day on the water for some magic outside the theme parks. Time: 3:55
    • 05/14/10 – Video Extra, Fantasyland Construction Progress in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Time: 4:12

    • 05/03/10 – Episode 715, Today, we help a listener decide if a visit in November or December would be better for the holiday experience. Time: 19:18
    • 05/05/10 – Episode 716, Listener Questions. (Mush: Crazy Larry???? LMAO! Questions include AP renewal dates, Magical Express, Photopass CDs, fitting in a Segway Tour on departure day, Disney Apps, and more). Time: 32:35
    • 05/07/10 – Episode 717, Today, The panel revisits this topic from previously aired episode 99. (No AJ? :P) Time: 21:29
    • 05/10/10 – Episode 718, Today, we help listener and KDND-FM morning co-host Gavin Ferguson help plan his Honeymoon in July. ("If it's not in the book, I'm not doing it" AWESOME quote!!!) Time: 24:10
    • 05/12/10 – Episode 719, Listener Questions (more Magical Express, running a marathon with WDW Today, Romantic Dinners without Victoria or Albert hanging around, not so great CM experiences, Grad Night, and more!). Time: 29:34
    • 05/14/10 – Episode 720, Today, the panel answers those burning questions about a touring plan that you may have always wanted to know about (Mush: Mike and Mary…so sorry to hear about your loss. I apologize for not saying this until now, too). Time: 21:50

    • 05/13/10 – Episode 42, WEDway Radio is very excited to bring you this interview with Disney Legend and original Imagineer Bob Gurr.  Bob is said to have crafted nearly every attraction at Disneyland that has wheels and a motor.  He started working in the machine shop at Disney helping to create the Autopia in 1954 and from there worked on nearly every advanced attraction or vehicle at Disneyland and also at Walt Disney World including the Monorail and Submarines just to name a few.  In the news this week we discuss Monsters Inc 2, cheap Sea World tickets, Free Dining, A new Toy Story Midway Mania game and more.  (Any show with Bob Gurr is a good show…well-done on the interview, guys!) Time: 1:13:38

    • 05/15/10 – Episode 237, This week, Paul is at Westfest...but first... 7 minutes & 58 seconds of brutal honesty. (Mush: I know you caught some heck for what was said, but I wish you the best of luck in the fundraising. You do a unique show very well, and I always look forward to the downloads!) Time: 1:35:05

    • 05/15/10 – Episode 53, ZADDP's countdown of the Top 100 Disney Songs continues with the third set of 25! Starting at #50, we move into the top half and make it all the way down to #26. More than one Disney property makes its countdown debut here. (Mush: If you haven't been following this countdown, do yourself a favor and start listening. I was screaming at the iPod on a number of occasions, but I still absolutely LOVE this show…and, no, I'm not just saying that because of his shout-out at the end of the show for the blog (Thanks!)). Time: 1:45:55

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