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!
Mon, 6 October 2014
The Disnerds return in full force, and this time around with yet another special guest in tow, our great friend Ria!
We start off hearing all about Emily's recent trip to SPX and the Big Apple, which turns into a bit of a British-style weather whinge. There are Big Hero 6 trailers to dissect, as well as a certain Norwegian-themed ride taking its last few guests over the falls as this gets typed. We move on to (slightly) happier stuff, as Ria tells of her favourite fairytales and Disney adaptations, and round off with a look at the upcoming and uber-relevant Into the Woods.
Oh, and you like outtakes? There's a few of those, too!
If you enjoyed the undeniably awesome dynamic of Emily, Mike and Ria, let us know! You can Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter - Ria, too! - subscribe and review through iTunes, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - and, as always, enjoy!
Links 'n' Stuff:
Ria's awesome blog!
The Grimm's version, 'The Six Swans'
Direct download: Episode_47_-_Fairytales_more_Frozen_and_Food_with_Ria.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12 AM
Sat, 27 September 2014
As it says on the tin, it's time for a little Bitesize Mike!
Sorry for the delay...in fact, this episode is so late, it's almost time to record the next one! But we hope you'll enjoy this one, for now - Mike dives into the discussion over changes at Epcot, and an even newer, perhaps more surprising shift at Hollywood Studios. After saying some goodbyes and imagining what we might soon say hello to, Mike picks up on a sentiment that surely everyone agrees on - "The history of Walt Disney World belongs to EVERYONE." - pontificates, expands, and takes it to its natural conclusion, as it pertains to what we try to do as an intersectional, critical Disney fan podcast.
If Mike inspired you, or if he drilled a rhetorical hole in your head, let us know! You can (of course) Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to us and review on iTunes, and email us at email@example.com - and, as always, enjoy!
Links 'n' Stuff:
Direct download: Bitesize_Mike_-_A_Proper_Maelstrom_in_the_Backlot.mp3
Category:Bitesize Mike -- posted at: 9:33 PM
Tue, 9 September 2014
Good grief, it's an episode!
Just Mike, this time around, following up from #44's look at the history and awesomeness of the Tokyo Disney Resort, and in particular Tokyo Disneyland. This time around, we're having a look at Tokyo DisneySea - which recently celebrated its 13th anniversary - with a little less history, and a LOT more awesomeness! 13 semi-specific slices of Mike-suggested awesomeness, to be specific.
After those, there's a little bit of fantasmic audio immersion therapy, and then it's back to wondering what on Earth will happen next time! If you happen to be pre-cogniscent, have a clue, or even a suggestion, please let us know, through Facebook, Twitter, a review (following a subscription!) on iTunes, or at firstname.lastname@example.org - and, as always, enjoy!
Links 'n' Stuff:
The blog that inspired the episode - 10 Reasons Tokyo DisneySea is Disney's Best Park
For assorted TDR history, the Oriental Land Company's 50th anniversary site
Sun, 24 August 2014
TW (Trigger Warning): this episode features some pretty stark discussion of depression, relating to the sad death of Robin Williams. There's also some fairly frank discussion - and we make our opinion pretty clear - on the continuing situaion in Ferguson, Missouri.
Episode 45...five less than fifty...wonder what we'll do in five episodes' time?
For now, we welcome Emily's boyfriend Pete (an awesome creator in his own right), to share laughs and opinions - first on the menu is the pretty damn epic Guardians of the Galaxy, which is apparently winning over the hearts, minds and wallets of pretty much everybody! We move on to more sombre news, remembering with immense fondness the genius of Robin Williams, celebrating his life and career by listing films we really need to see again. There's a bit of tangential discussion about how childhood favourites change and evolve - especially when adapted into massive blockbuster movies - a little of a Muppet rant, a little semi-political PSA, and then we head out!
Links 'n' Stuff:
Our new friend Ria's blog!
GoFundMe page for Michael Brown's family - n.b. because of GFM's refusal to take action re: inflammatory posts on Darren Wilson's page, some have chosen to boycott this fundraising site.