Monday, November 1, 2010

Disney radio and podcasts

If you're a "regular" Disney fan like I am (okay, was up until a few months ago), you probably have no idea how much Disney media is around.  Since I joined the blog world, I've realized how much is out there - so many Disney radio stations, blogs, podcasts (what?!), etc...  It took me a long time to open up to listening as opposed to just reading.  I normally skip videos on all stations, so when or where would I listen to that stuff?

Running, in the car, waiting for trick-or-treaters, at home when tv is too distracting.  I've tried a couple of podcasts - but beware - every Tom, Dick, and Jane with a mic is making a podcast.  If you're not sure, a podcast is basically people sitting around doing their own radio show about a topic.  I only listen to Disney ones, but they are readily available for too many topics. My absolute favorite is WDW Radio with Lou Mongello.  First of all, his name is fantastic (I always think of Lemon Jello).  Second, he interviews Disney Legends (post forthcoming.. hopefully).  It's so interesting listening to stories about old time Disney and Walt straight from the people who lived them. 

I've found that running with a running partner is helpful - talking is distracting if nothing else.  These are the same for me.  I feel like I could be having a conversation and I'm engaged in the stories.  

There are several, but I haven't tried any other radio stations aside from Reedy Creek Radio.  I discovered RCR via Twitter (another weird, but thoroughly amusing addiction).  As I handed out candy to some adorable (and a few ungrateful) trick-or-treat-ers, I had RCR on.  I listened to music from the Haunted Mansion (Grim Grinning Ghosts!), Pirates of the Caribbean (really bad eggs), and other random Disney Halloween music.  It really is fun to listen to.  I love having it on at home while Noah is playing.. getting him used to the sounds of his upcoming trips.
My very own Pumpkin Hidden Mickey

If you're gearing up for a trip, or just in a bad mood, check out some of these tunes/podcasts.  If you can't be in the parks, you can do your best to feel like you're there!

Thanks for stopping by,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jenn!

    Thank you so very much for mentioning the show, and glad you are enjoying it! To say that it is your favorite with so many great podcasts out there means a great deal to me.

    Glad I found your blog, and look forward to future posts! :)

    Lou Mongello