It has been a long while since my last post. Life has been pretty busy for me.
I’d like to discuss some of my favorite Disney podcasts. I am not fortunate enough to live within driving distance of Walt Disney World, so I must live vicariously through others’ experiences at the parks and resorts. A good way to get my Disney fix is to listen to podcasts. A podcast is an audio file that can be listened to on many electronic devices. There are even video podcasts which, as the name implies, give you the ability to watch the podcast similar to a television show. The following are the podcasts that I have on my mobile device. There is no particular order to them.
The Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish with Jim Hill Hosted by Len Testa and Jim Hill, the podcast discusses the history of Disney Parks. Jim Hill’s knowledge of everything Disney is nothing short of amazing. And his story telling skills keep the listeners wanting more. Len Testa is the moderator whose job is to keep Jim Hill on target. Len is also the president of TouringPlans.com which gives him access to a database of values and park attendance numbers. The partnership of the Jim and Len leads to a hilarious discussion of every aspect of Disney.
The DISDads Aaron Rittmaster and his weekly panel discuss matters that relate to Disney properties. Each week he has a different panel of dads that weigh in on the topic at hand. Some topics include reviews of recent Disney trips, planning budget meals, and reviews of parks. The strongest attribute of this podcast is the robust forum at the website: www.disdads.com.
The Walt Disney World Big Q Jesse Bisceglia and his panel of friends take a more quirky look at Disney podcasts. The panel discusses their top three things that would answer their question. Some of their questions include, “If you could teleport to anywhere at Disney World for five minutes, where would it be and why?” as well as, “If you were permitted to take one item of specific size from Disney World, what would it be and why?” I truly enjoy their answers which definitely reminds me of WDW!
The WDW News Today Podcast Tom Corless and his panel discuss news and rumors related to Disney World. Each member of the panel has a turn to present their point of view on the topic. Humor is mixed in throughout the podcast. Unlike most of the other podcasts that I’ve come across, the WDWNT podcast runs for about an hour. Every so often, the team puts together one of their top ten shows in which each panel member creates a top ten list of whatever the topic is. My favorite was the top ten Disney World bathrooms.
DFB Podcast AJ Wolfe and Brad Johnson host a truly unique podcast. Their show, the DFB Podcast, covers food offerings at all Disney properties. AJ’s bubbly demeanor makes listening a pleasure. And Brad’s dry humor is a perfect match. Each show has a different topic and the hosts’ approach is a light hearted discussion with each giving their own opinion.
ResortLoop.com a Walt Disney World Podcast Bob Coller and Tim Scott have created my favorite podcast. The two Disney fanatics from Ohio use their friendly, hometown attitude to describe topics that include Disney parks and resorts, Disney films, Disney productions, and Disney Cruise Line. Bob and Tim quite often bring family members on to discuss their Disney trips. One of the best parts of the show are when Bob and Tim give shout outs to those who have communicated with them via Twitter, FaceBook, or email (although I’ve not made it on yet!). The two have definitely found winning combination.