Tue, 10 February 2015
Yes, indeed, happy UK LGBT History Month! In this first episode of February '15, Mike and Emily delve into what they could find of LGBT people and happenings in Disney history. It's not a huge spoiler to say that there wasn't that much to be found - but we think we got a fantastic episode out of quite paltry research results.
Whether you agree or not, let us know what you think, by Liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and Tumblr, subscribing on iTunes, and emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org - and, as always, enjoy, and BE PROUD!
Links 'n' Stuff:
A chat with Disney's diversity champion
Bob Gurr interview with Gay Wheels
Disneyland's Gay Days weren't always so happy...
Mulan ALMOST tells Aurora she loves her... (Once Upon a Time; video)
An Autostraddle article on the erasure of P.L. Travers' queer identity
The official website of drag artist Divine (R.I.P.)
Some resources on queer-coding:
The University of Oregon (video)
Tue, 27 January 2015
It's Mike and the return of Ria this time, with a little pertinent news discussion, and a lot of talk about sisters. From Frozen (well, we had to at some point) through Lilo & Stitch, Cinderella, the Aristocats, the Little Mermaid, Hocus Pocus, A Bug's Life and many (several) more, we delve right into the ideas and fairy tale theories behind the Disney sorority.
If you enjoy this episode, please let us know! You can Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Tumblr, subscribe and review on iTunes, and email us at email@example.com - and, as always, enjoy!
Links 'n' Stuff:
That article about the Feld sisters.
Direct download: Episode_52_-_Fresh_Unfrozen_Disney_Sisters_with_Ria.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09 PM
Tue, 13 January 2015
HAPPY 2015! HAPPY FIRST EPISODE OF! HAPPY DISNERDS!
To usher in a whole new year of podcasting, Mike & Emily invite Mike's sister (Cat) and her girlfriend (Heather) to tell us all about their trip to Disneyland Paris - Heather's first time ever in a Disney park! - their experience seeing a preview of Big Hero 6, and, of course, the creative rationale behind Heather's design for our new logo, and the brand-new Castle to Castle Tumblr!
Speaking of which...if you enjoyed this episode and all who sailed within her, you can now let us know through that Tumblr! You can also Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, subscribe to us on iTunes, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - and, as always, enjoy!
Links 'n' Stuff:
That Castle to Castle Tumblr (again!)
Heather's own website!
Direct download: Episode_51_-_Ah_Paris_Oh_New_Orleans_Aww_Baymax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14 PM
Tue, 30 December 2014
It's that time again. But wait...it WAS that time last week...
Merry Christmas, anyway - apologies for lateness, but you can consider this a Castle to Castle Goes Christmas AND New Year!
This year's edition comes in the form of that old Disney podcasting chestnut, the Where in the Park? game. For the uninitiated, this involves a show of pretty much nothing but in-park audio, with no explanation as to what the next attraction will be - YOU get to guess! Or be surprised, your call...there are unfortunately no prizes in this Where in the Park? game...
We hope you enjoy wandering through Disney's Hollywood Studios with Mike, and that you find this episode a nice, relaxing way out of the holiday season. If you did, let us know, by Liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, subscribing to us on iTunes, and emailing us, at email@example.com - and, as always, enjoy!
P.S. Happy 2015!
Direct download: Castle_to_Castle_Goes_Christmas_-_Where_in_the_Park_Wandering_Edition.mp3
Category:Christmas! -- posted at: 5:26 PM
Tue, 16 December 2014
A long, long time ago - really. Over 2 weeks! - the Disnerds released an audio account of their first face-to-face meeting EVER... and that was just part 1...
It's episode #50, part 2! This time, join Mike, Emily, Rosie and Pete as they experience a castle lighting ceremony, a conversation with a sea turtle, a jungle - sorry, jingle - cruise, and not-so-scary comedy club - and then, it's time to say goodbye...
If you enjoyed our time together (TOGETHER!) a fraction as much as we enjoyed living it in real life, let us know, by Liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, subscribing to us on iTunes, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org - and, as always, enjoy!
Direct download: Episode_50_Part_2_-_More_Disnerds_at_WDW_in_FULL_STEREO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54 PM
Mon, 1 December 2014
A long, long time ago - really. Almost 4 years! - two Disnerds, separated by an ocean and LOADS of land, started a podcast together. That podcast has been their story, and this particular chapter is the one where THEY ACTUALLY MEET. YES!
It's episode #50, part 1! This time, join Mike and Emily as the big moment arrives, and hear our adventures through Walt Disney World, our opinions on the parks, and our excitement at actually getting to record. TOGETHER.
If you enjoyed hearing all about our amazing time, let us know, by Liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, subscribing on iTunes, or emailing us at email@example.com - and, as always, enjoy! (We bloody did.)
Direct download: Episode_50_Part_1_-_The_Disnerds_Meet_at_WDW_in_FULL_STEREO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06 AM
Mon, 24 November 2014
More from our journey to episode 50...
Mon, 17 November 2014
A little taster of our first 25 episodes...
Tue, 4 November 2014
Emily couldn't make it this time, but never fear! It's a cool full episode, with Mike and guest host Ria! (yay, rhymes)
Ria joins Mike to discuss spooky business, both in celluloid and around the parks. There's Golden Ages, Dark Ages, Renaissance, Muppets...and a good deal of off-topic fun that we hope you've come to expect and enjoy - but rest assured, there's something about creepy and macabre about it all (well, mostly).
If you were a little spooked by this belated beast of an episode, let us know! You can Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe and review on iTunes, and email us, at firstname.lastname@example.org - and, as always, enjoy!
Oh, and stay tuned for the rapidly oncoming episode #50...
Links 'n' Stuff
TDR Now podcast!
Mon, 20 October 2014
This episode is doubly special - not only does Emily join Mike for a second consecutive week, but the dashing Disnerds are also joined by two Very Important People. Keston and Andrea Ott-Dahl have a daughter, Delaney, with Down's Syndrome - and they want Disney to create meaningful characters who represent Delaney, and other disabled folks - and they want YOU to sign a petition in favour!
We hear about how Delaney came into the world, and how Keston transformed from ableist to disability activist, and how this new lens showed her the sad lack of representation in the world of kids' and family media (Hell, media in general). It's a wide-ranging discussion, touching on intersectional awareness, the power of siblings, the way the internet empowers all of us to be proud and do good - and, of course, how Disney fits into all this!
If you're buzzing as much after listening as we were after recording, let us know - Like us, and Delaney, on Facebook; Follow us, and the upcoming book all about Delaney, on Twitter; subscribe to us on iTunes (and there should totally be an Ott-Dahl podcast...), and email us, at email@example.com - and, as always, enjoy!
Links 'n' Stuff:
delaneyskye.com - Keston, Andrea and Delaney's blog, and the hub for all you'd want to know!
The petition itself!