DISpods Quick Takes September 8, 2012 – New Podcasts

Quick Takes

OK …. DISpods has been away all summer. Something about having your WDW annual pass blocked out all summer makes it hard to listen to podcasts about Disney World : )

But our passes are back and we have a trip booked in a few weeks, so here we go !

It amazes me when I go search on “WDW” or “Disney” on i-tunes how many new podcasts appear. In today’s Quick Takes I will introduce a few new podcasts to the DISpods clan.

We’re Going to Disney World Podcast

Website: http://wgtwdw.podbean.com/page/3/

This podcast started in September 2011. It is hosted by … Ed (?), Quinn (14), and Hope (11)

If you like listening to or reading trip reports you will love this podcast. When at WDW they record themselves in the parks with just enough attraction audio to make you feel like you are there. Some episodes they give great tips and news updates. A great addition to the DISpods clan.

I-tunes only goes back to episode 8 so if you want to start with the first episode you’ll have to go to their website.

The Walt Disney World Big Q

Website: http://wdwbigq.podomatic.com/

Their official bio: Each bi-weekly episode looks at an open-ended Disney World related big question. Big questions are often silly, unrealistic, and outright zany. We discuss and argue our Disney-lovin’ hearts out.

This podcast is hosted by brothers Jesse and Jamie, and their cousin Nick. In each episode they post a question about WDW and have a bit of an “outlandish”, irreverent conversation about it. Each episode is about 15-20 minutes long. This is a nice change of pace from some of the more conventional news oriented podcasts. If you like WDW Today you will probably like this podcast as well.

Before you go Radio

Website: http://wdwbigq.podomatic.com/

This podcast is hosted by Boomer,  Jodie, and Maddigan

Each episode is about 10-15 minutes long and addresses a specific issues such as Staying at a WDW Resort, Disney Dining Plan, and ADRs. The hosts are very likeable and informative. They haven’t posted an episode since May and DISpods hopes they post again soon (I can relate).

Next Up: In anticipation of our uncoming trip, I will go through the podcast archives and highlight some reviews and trip reports about Animal Kingdom Lodge.

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DISpods Quicktakes: Sunday, April 1

Quick Takes

Lots of podcasts about, or even recorded on, the Disney Fantasy this week as many podcasters were lucky enough to be along on the Preview voyage …..

Lou Mongello at WDW Radio Show has a quick interview with Ridley Pearson of Kingdom Keepers fame, talking about the next installment of the series, set on the Disney Cruise Line.

Over at the DIS Unplugged, the gang talks about their experience on the Preview Cruise.

Mousechat has a nice video tour of the ship.

Over at Travels wth Rick, Rick takes you on a tour of Castaway Cay.

A few other noteworthy episodes not related to the cruise (I’m glad I wasn’t only one who wasn’t on it !) …

Inside the Magic has a sneak peak at the Avengers Monorail coming this summer.

Moustalgia has a great episode for Disney-philes …. hidden secrets of Disneyland and a tour of Marceline, Walt’s boyhood home that inspired Main St. USA.

Be Our Guest has a listeners trip report from One More Disney Day.

That’s it for today. Stay tuned for a new installment in Topics in Focus later this week !

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DISpods Quick Takes: Tuesday 11/15

Quick Takes

Some good podcasts posted early this week for you to check out.

Mousetalgia has an interesting show about Mickey Mouse’s 83rd birthday (jump to the 19:00 mark for Mickey discussion).

Over at WDW Today  (Ep. 955), the guys have an interesting discussion on what they would move from one park to another. There is also a new entry in the Best of WDW Today series.

At Be Our Guest (Eps. 384 and 385),  they have a couple of trip reports that include stays at Pop Century, Beach Club, and the Dolphin, with info on Food & Wine, the Flying Fish cafe, and the Yachtsman Steakhouse .

On WDW Radio Show (Ep. 248), Lou has Listener Emails, Resort Comparison, Picky Eaters, A Lost Attraction, Birthdays, Driving to WDW and more!

On Inside the Magic (Ep. 345) Ricky talks about the Christmas version of The Magic, the Memories, and You, and Living with Disney.

Nate and Matt talk about the holidays on WEDway Radio.

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DISpods Week in Review – Sunday October 30, 2011

a wrap-up of some notable podcasts released in the past week or so ….

Mousetalgia (Episode 157 – 10/30/11) – Halloween in the Disney Parks worldwide go to site

This week, Mousetalgia welcomes Disney park reporter Erin De Santiago to the show to report on the Halloween happenings this year at Walt Disney World, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland. From Nightmare Dim Sum to the horror mazes in Hong Kong, you’ll learn all about how the parks differ culturally, and you’ll discover the different events, characters, and merchandise offerings at the various parks during the spooking season. Also – more Haunted Mansion history, some ghost stories, and a report on the recent CHOC Walk at Disneyland Resort. 

Dave’s Disney View – (10/28/11) –  Q&A with Dave  go to site

Dave is back to answer your Disney questions.  This week the questions range from how to retrieve photopass photos after “expriation”?, to what to do with an extra day – maybe Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?, and whether Disney’s Visa card is worthwhile.

WDW Today (Episode 948 – 10/28/11) – Extinct Epcot listen

Be Our Guest (Episode 380 – 10/27/11) – Disney News & Thoughts listen

Avatarland, Credit Card deposits for ADRs, WiFi at the resorts.

WDW Radio Show NewsCast (10/26/11)  watch

Big Thunder Mountain, Holiday Wishes, Fastpass for Dreams Come True parade, MNSSHP, Marathons.

Disney Brit (Ep. 79 – 10/26/11)  go to site

As this is our Halloween special show, we bring you some great park content. Lindsey and Nick Branch join us to review the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in Disneyland Paris and Mom’s Panel’s Emma Nicholson tells us all about the Not So Scary Party in Walt Disney World. Next up, Craig shares his excitment as he heads off on his first ever cruise. Having never been on a ship before he share more about his back to back adventures on the Disney Dream. Finally, as if we are not Halloweened out yet, we bring you the ride audio from Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday.

Generation Mouse – (Ep. 37 – 10/25/11) – The Great Movie Ride go to site

Rikki from the Be Our Guest podcast joins the great Generation Mouse ride as we discuss the great movie ride!  Topics include suggested changes …

Of Mice and Men (Ep. 25 – 10/23/11) – Magical Moments and Memories go to site

WDW Radio Show (Ep. 245 – 10/23/11)  Epcot F&W Walkabout  listen

It’s the most wonderful time of year in Walt Disney World, as the 16th annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is in full swing featuring food, fun, friends and an overall entertainment experience. And once again, we set out with our maps and appetites on the annual WDW Radio Food and Wine Walkabout. We’ll review the menus, food and drinks from every kiosk on the promenade, as well as offer tips, advice, some overlooked experiences, and more during our live recap. We’ll also discuss some of the new features, kiosks and technologies in this year’s festival, and let you download our full, unedited, live walkabout as well.

WEDWay Radio (Episode 93 – 10/23/11) –  The Films of World Showcase go to site

Betamouse – (Ep. 84 – 10/21/11) – Counter Service Tech listen

This week we talk about Counter Service technology with the excellent AJ Wolfe from the DisneyFoodBlog.

Your Mousecast (Episode 34 – 10/18/11) – Jim Hill Interview  listen

Jim Hill joins us to talk about the Magic Kingdom opening, Harry Potter, and Avatar.

Passporters Disney (Ep 92 – 10/18/11) – Surprising Your Family with a Disney Trip go to site

This week Jennifer and Sara chat with PassPorter message board Guide Ann Smith about how to surprise your kids with a Disney trip! Also, this week’s issue of PassPorter News, contest winners, listener celebrations, and listener questions.

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Podcast Focus: Epcot Food and Wine Festival

it’s that time of year …. the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. this is DISpods favorite event at WDW and i highly recommend you visit the world in the fall sometime so you can do the festival.

here are some related podcasts. i dug back a few years for a few that i thought are still worth a listen (or a viewing).  go to page

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Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary

unfortunately i did not make it to the park saturday as planned for the 40th Anniversary celebration. i would have loved to join the many podcasters who were there, especially Lou Mongello (WDW Radio Show) doing his 40 hour podcast !

anyway, here is a collection of the recent podcasts related to the celebration ….

The WDW Radio Show

WDW Newscast Video (September 28, 2011) – Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary 

The WDW News Cast – Interactive Walt Disney World news from Lou Mongello of WDWRadio.com Topics this week include – Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary events – 40 Hour Live broadcast and Disney charity auction.

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# 241 – (9/25/)2011 – WDW Opening Day Attractions

Walt Disney World will celebrate it’s 40th Anniversary next week, and to honor the occasion, I’ll continue with our look at its opening day attractions. This week, we’ll look at not one, but two that welcomed guests on opening day in 1971. Both were simple pleasures that afforded guests unique views of the parks. And they also share the fact that neither is in operation today. Join me as we explore and examine the Skyway and Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes.

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WEDway Radio

#089 (9/26/2011) – 40 Years of Magic: The 21st Century’s Here

This week on WEDway Radio Matt and Nate compete our 40 Years of Magic series by discussing the 21st century.  We are both happy and sad to present this episode as it ends out 40 Years of Magic celebration. We hope you’ve enjoyed it as much we have enjoyed making it.

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Be Our Guest
Episode 372 (9/29/2011) – Happy 40th Birthday WDW !

Today the panel is join by Listener Abby as we sit around and talk about the past 40 years at Walt Disney World!  We look back on great and memorable times in the resort’s history, as well as look at personal moments this wonderful place has hosted for all of us.

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Destination Disney
(9/29/2011) A Magical 40th?

Disney’s not talking, or leaking, so this week we speculate on what will happen at WDW on October 1st for the 40th anniversary of the Vacation Kingdom.

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Episode 115 – (9/27/2011) Mike Brassell / Opening Day of WDW

Mike Brassell joins us as we discuss some facts about Opening Day at WDW nearly 40 years ago

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Your Mousecast
Episode 33 – (10/5/2011)

In This weeks podcast we chat to chat about the attractions that were in the Magic Kingdom 40 years ago on Opening day.

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WEDway Radio Announces New Podcast

Matt and Nate, who host one of my favorite podcasts – WEDway Radio – have announced that they are adding a new weekly show. I highly recommend you check it out, in addition to their excellent WEDway Radio show.

Here is their announcment and links to the show.

We are proud to announce that we are adding a second regular show to WEDway Radio, called Wedway NOW!  On this show we will bring you the news of the week; looking especially at Disney parks and resorts.  If you are already a subsciber to WEDway Radio, then this show will download automatically in your iTunes or Google Listen feed.

We hope you enjoy this new content as we are very proud to bring you!


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