A podcast by the creator of the popular YouTube channel Not Just Bikes, The Urbanist Agenda is an exploration of the latest topics in urban planning and urban mobility from your favourite urbanist YouTubers. Each month we'll put another important topic on the agenda and pull back the curtain to discover how online urbanists plot and scheme to make cities work better for everyone.
Release date: 2023-03-21
When journalist Danelle Morton’s daughter skips town to hop trains, she follows her into the train yard, and across America. Join Danelle as she travels the country to understand what drew her daughter into the hidden world of the railroads. Her guides are the rail cops, train engineers, and hobos she meets along the way, each of them with their own extraordinary tales of the beauty and brutality of the rails. A mother/daughter story unfolds across a landscape of vast open spaces and filthy b...
Release date: 2023-03-08
1. Entertaining - but unsure of fiction/fact line - stars for an entertaining podcast and looking forward to season which promises to be good. I just had to take star off. This shouldn't stop anyone from listening but I would have prefered a more direct explanation of the changes between the real daughter's story and what is in the cast. Facts seem to blur with fiction - Daughter it appears went to college and didn't flee on graduation day as stated. Fiction podcasts are OK, but just be up front. That said, hey it's a good listen.
2. Lots of Cringing - Overall, I'm enjoying this show quite a bit, and I'm learning a lot about a culture I didn't know existed anymore—or hadn't even thought about existing anymore. Right now, I'm in the middle of E ("Comfort Offensive"), and I'm afraid to keep listening to the episode. The narrator's daughter is coming home for Christmas—her first visit since she ran away to hobo—and all the narrator-mom can think is how to "make" her daughter stay home. How? Well, she's making the home EXACTLY the way it was when her daughter ran away, but more so. Um... Anyway, I'll probably listen to the rest of the episode sometime. But I sure wish I could have a long talk with the mom beforehand about codependency and staying on her side of the street.
3. Riveting - My very first podcast listening experience.
Although I never rode a train, or had kids that did, I was really able to relate to the worries and fears I put my parents making the decision s I did living in a subculture and also learned perhaps about how my adult children now emotionally experienced in their own stories. Thanks, it was an emotional train ride that’s for sure.
4. Surprisingly Great!!! - I listen to podcasts every day, this is the first review I have ever written. Danielle was a great story teller. It actually took me two times trying to listen to this podcast before it actually took me over and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I am not train rider but i did live a wild life for nearly decades. That affected my relationship with everyone. I felt the connection between Ruby and Danielle was similar to me and my mother. It was painful and beautiful at the same time. I introduced my mom to this podcast so she could experience it too. Thank you for this walk down memory lane and opening my eyes to a world I knew nothing about. I can’t wait for Season !!!
5. Fascinating secret world right in front of everyone! - This fantastic podcast is a window into the mysterious (and sometimes just unnoticed) world in everyone’s backyard; -as the rails are always near no matter where you are in the country. I’ve actually met these types of modern hobos in person before, without having known anything about the immense scope of their secret world. They were calling themselves “gutter punks” and stopping in Philly to panhandle while on their way South to Florida for the winter. With this podcast I too can swing aboard… but from the safety of my earphones as I binge-listen while doing the dishes. The only other media even close to covering this narrative was a while back in Juxtapose magazine with an article about that hobo photographer referenced in this podcast … and another article there on the “Rockaway Armada” led by the artist “Swoon” in which a group of these rail-traveler-artists built sculptural houseboats from salvaged debris and floated them down the length of the Mississippi.
6. Thoughtful, Surprising Story - Definitely wasn’t expecting to be drawn in by a story about the railroads, but really found myself invested in the personal story mixed with the connections to society and the world today. The end stretch of the show in particular is really great, Ep and had me tearing up with the stories of some others who’ve been on the rails. Carefully crafted, beautifully produced, and a powerfully moving story about a parent hoping her child is ok. Highly recommend!
7. Rare look into a strange world - I’m very much enjoying this podcast. Narrated well. Love the storytelling and the deep dive into the hobo world. I really had very little idea this whole world existed. I live by the tracks and years ago a man came through our yard who supposedly had jumped off of the train. Makes me super curious about him.
8. Worth every second of listening time - Great story telling with elements of love and compassion, fear and hurt. Told honestly.
This podcast taught me so much and has left me wanting more.
I’m gutted it’s nearly over and I look forward to future podcasts by Danelle and her team.
Stunning, can’t recommend this highly enough.
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.ricksteves...
Release date: 2023-03-25
1. Venice - Rick Thanks for your tip of visiting Venice in January. OK we were lucky with the weather this year but it’s a walking city and the ability to enjoy Venice without crowds, little to no queues and an excellent range of restaurants even though some do close after epiphany. It was a fantastic nights. Beginning in Nice ( it was warm enough for a dip in the Med ) where we have family, we then traveled to Venice by train and included Bologna - an easy train ride from Venice for nights which was busier with all the students but refreshingly alive and vibrant as well as historically enchanting. With nights in the Nice area we felt we had been away for ever despite it being only a day trip. We plan to venture out again during the off season in regions that we would find too hot for us in the summer months.
2. Keep up the great work Rick! - I’ve been a fan of Rick’s work for years and am always impressed with his tireless commitment to thoughtful travel. I understand that some folks only want travel info, but I applaud Rick for voicing his opinions and concerns even at the risk of losing customers. Bravo!
3. Do your thing Rick! - The reason people love your material is that you seem to keep true to yourself. You are genuinely passionate about many things. You have a depth of world experience that most people will never attain which allows you to think critically and more objectively. Don’t change or be influenced by some conservative nut. There’s a clear good an bad side here. Keep doing what you’ve been doing. Thank you Rick.
4. Pleasant show, unpleasant editing- updated - I love this show! However, the editing is anxiety producing... I assume it's in an effort to save time, but each speaker's natural pause in speech is edited out, and the effect is unnerving. It also makes it seem as though Rick speaks over and interrupts his guests. I like to listen to this show to savor all the delicious details about travel I'm longing for, but when it's being crammed in like this it kind of defeats the purpose. Just keep it natural, please, and thank you either way for bringing this much needed content. UPDATE:
I continue to listen, but it's become clear that it's not just the editing; Rick does actually speak over and cut off his guests mid-comment. Very cringy and unfortunate.
5. Please don’t make political! - I’m begging you Rick! Please don’t let politics infiltrate your awesome work! Please!!! I lean a certain way and if there are too many guests that bring a certain ideology to the show and podcast I can’t listen anymore and I adore you and your work! Please don’t let guests bring politics into the fold! Love love love Rick Steve’s show and podcast episodes!
6. Concerning commentary from guests - I am usually fan of this podcast, however, after listening to the first ten minutes of the episode about New Orleans, I have some serious concerns. The guests on this episode are Caucasian-presenting tour guides. I had to stop listening when the man was discussing what “Creole” means and the origins of jambalaya. He describes the dish’s origins and how the enslaved Africans attempted to create paella, and through language barriers and with only local ingredients at hand, arrived at “the mess that is jambalaya.” Why wouldn’t the team behind this production reach out to representatives of this community to speak on the history and heritage of their culture? Why are they only relying on white people to educate on the history of communities of color of New Orleans?
7. Very Enjoyable - I really do love this podcast and enjoy the topics very much. However, I have to mention that I find Rick talking over and interrupting the guest speakers very hard to listen to. He does it constantly and I find myself cringing out of the awkwardness of it throughout the episodes. Rick, please allow the guests to answer your questions and share their knowledge with us too.
8. Historical Perspective - I have recently discovered these podcasts and have enjoyed them. Regarding comments on religion and politics, traveling with Rick involves the historical sites and art museums which preserving Europe’s fascinating evolving history. There are churches and cathedrals everywhere, art depicting religious icons, wars, battles which moved borders and political leaders of church and state. If there is current turmoil in a particular area, good to know. Listeners should bear in mind his slant toward travel and exploring. It is his trademark. Also, I agree on the interruptions with guests-Kringe. Hopefully, this will improve.
An audio guide to the world’s strange, incredible, and wondrous places. Co-founder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters explore a new wonder every day, Monday through Thursday. In under 15 minutes, they’ll take you to an incredible place, and along the way, you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Our theme and end credit music is composed by Sam Tyndall.
Release date: 2023-03-23
1. Mixed bag of quality - On the whole I do enjoy this podcast and getting to learn about all these sorts of hidden gems of the world, but the various hosts really can be hit or miss. Several of the main female hosts have such severe vocal fry that it’s difficult to understand them in any setting with background noise. Baudelaire is a particular miss for me. All of his episodes start out talking about himself and he clearly has a large chip on his shoulder - but at the expense of good research. When he raved over the soursop he had in Africa but never mentioned that it’s a Central American fruit I had to roll my eyes - he’s very concerned with African history being erased but doesn’t do very basic research for cultures that are not his own. His episodes are more negative too - in the Pyramid of Djoser episode, why even mention the tour guide you didn’t like? Just skip to the interview. And he made a big deal out of being taught that the Greeks founded civilization and African contributions were erased…where did you go to school that didn’t teach about the Egyptian achievements and that Egypt was part of Africa? There are many things to criticize about our education in America re other cultures, but this is not it. Leave this to the experts and editorialize less. His guest did not feel the need to compare the Egyptians to other cultures to show their success. I do really love many of the lesser featured hosts - I wish the podcast had a bit more of an even distribution between all the regular hosts - some of them are great.
2. Moon trees - Just listened to your episode on the Moon Trees. I have been fascinated by them since I was a young girl and we would drive by the Siskiyou smokejumper museum Outside cave junction Oregon on Highway . I now have a goal to visit more of the Moon Trees and I have emailed the curator of the website to let him know that the one at the smokejumper museum is missing off his list. Thank you for such a fun informative podcast. You’ve given me many travel goals.
3. Brushes with the Unknown… jump the shark? - One of the very best ways to tank your podcast is to have Dan Pashman on an episode (/). FYI, Single Malt Scotch isn’t from a “single barrel” FGS. The guy is not only annoying, but he’s just wrong. You know what I really dislike? Bonus segments that are merely thinly disguised ads. As much as I like Neil DeGrasse-Tyson, the e-car segment is and ad. just an ad, a repeating now on too many episodes ad. Closer to unsubscribing than ever. So, one of the “stories” in this episode, with the narrator at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, described what was probably a starlink satellite train (a detriment to astronomy by the way). He gave no date.
He didn’t bother to follow up apparently. There is not many things it could have been, and reporting it as this “unknown” pretty much turned me off to this podcast altogether. Dylan has always been just a little too gee-whiz exuberant, and this episode may have just caused me to unsubscribe.
4. Quick, interesting, what more do I need? - I usually like a nice, long format deep dive but sometimes don’t have the time or capacity to do that justice. AO is the Baby Bear’s porridge, bed, and chair to my Goldilocks on those days. Meaty and substantial enough to tell a great story while being precise and efficient enough to get to the point in a timely fashion. Beyond the content and format, (this part might not be for everyone one else) I like how all the contributors say their own names (maybe??? The voices are different so I assume so???) at the end. It’s an extra little detail I don’t think I’ve heard on another podcast before and they could have just had the host say it and it would have been fine. The extra effort is nice.
5. Great podcast. Questionable advertisers - Love the show but tbh every time I hear an advertisement for the state of Texas I just fast forward or turn it off. How can y’all, in good faith, moral, and/or values, accept money and advertise for a state of that is actively making our current society worse. Sorry not sorry to make this political but find some different advertisers. It’s not hard.
6. Over narrated/ badly edited - pretty much unlistenable - I wanted to love this podcast but it’s just badly produced. Instead of letting the interviewees tell the story, the narrator cuts in after every line to tell the listener what the interviewee is about to say. The result is choppy, redundant, annoying and kills any flow that might have been there. It’s too bad because I’m interested in the topics.
7. “With a white woman’s tears”?? Seriously?? - Let me say firstly that I love this podcast. But…in the Lake Lanier episode, the comment made that “the story of Lake Lanier starts like most stories of black people dying do, with a white woman’s tears” is not only insensitive as a person was MURDERED but also just historically inaccurate. That is not where the story of the reservoir starts. Also as a resident of Atlanta, we don’t all “get day drunk.” That comment is also in poor taste. And lastly, “Forsyth” is being mispronounced.
Take a little more care about how you report and comment on things and places where people actually live and/or might live. It does have an impact.
8. Get serious - The women all have the annoying, I’m-so-important-because-I-have-writing-degree vocal fry. Abbey P sounds like she’s trying to talk a jumper off a ledge. The ads are too long for a relatively short podcast, and the outro is ridiculously long. And to the one who said those of us complaining about vocal fry should look in the mirror? How is that even relevant? Abbey just needs to grow up her voice and her delivery.
Point Me to First Class is a show for employed professionals, solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and business owners with higher-than-average personal and/or business expenses who want to learn to leverage them into credit card points to spend on travel. Your expenses are your greatest untapped asset - but learning how to use them to travel the world doesn’t have to be confusing or complicated. Each week, Devon Gimbel shares valuable tips, tools, and strategies to help you uplevel your skills earni...
Release date: 2023-03-20
1. I’ve been doing it wrong! - For years I’ve been getting a few hundreds of cash back from my reward credit cards but Devin’s podcast has just opened my eyes to the possibility of travel comfortably, using my spending as assets! Listen to her if you ever dream of flying first class or traveling more frequently for less money with families!
2. This was SO helpful!!!! - I never use points for anything. The only credit card I have accrues money for my kids’ college fund. But now that they are bigger and the college fund has reached its cap, I would love to start collecting points so that I can travel more. I tried to understand the process by reading posts on Facebook groups and online info… and I quickly became overwhelmed and gave up. Then I found this podcast. The first three episodes have been so helpful in clarifying so many of the concepts that I didn’t really understand before. I can’t wait for more episodes, because now I’m ready to get more credit cards and start working with points!!
3. High quality insight - A friend said that she had been following this on Facebook for a while and had maximized something like , points in half a year, and recommended I listen in. Yes, people. Listen! in the first episode. I have been screwing this up for years and had no idea! This podcast is legit!
4. Such a great resource! - Love being able to learn about the benefits of points on the go! This is a great resource as my husband and I leave residency and join new practices! I want to make the money we are spending get us places and this podcast seems like just the way to learn how to do this! Already feeling armed with so much knowledge and can’t wait for the next episodes!
5. Not just for beginners! - I thought I was fairly savvy on the use of rewards points for booking travel but it turns out there is so much more to learn! The first couple episodes of the podcast were fairly basic but when it started to get into what mistakes to avoid…well I have been making some mistakes and can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned to maximize our travel potential. Added bonus, Dr. Gimbel has a lovely speaking voice that makes me feel like she’s on my side. Can’t wait for more episodes!
6. Love this! - This podcast is a fabulous introduction to the points world!! I am just beginning this journey now that my husband and I are at a point in our life where we are able to start traveling more. Devon is making it so much fun, as well as easy to understand how to maximize these points. Looking forward to traveling First Class - point me there!!
7. So many life changing concepts! - I’ve been in the FB group since the early days and have learned SO MUCH. I went from having one card to now rewards credit cards! I’ve made a few small redemptions, but I can’t wait to do my first business class international flight, hopefully soon! Listen to this podcast - it will change the way you charge your every day expenses!!
8. Oh the Possibilities - Point me to First Class is the podcast I’ve been looking for to help me leverage my expenses and turn them into ways that help me procure the travel I used to think was only in my dreams. You don’t have to be a millionaire to travel in luxury. With a little know how and guidance from Devon Gimbel I am on my way to hacking into the best vacations and creating memories for myself and my family.
Though travel and adventure have historically been publicly claimed by men, women have always been part of those narratives, too. Each week, host and Condé Nast Traveler editor Lale Arikoglu shines a light on some of those stories, interviewing female-identifying guests about their most unique travel tales—from going off-grid in the Danish wilderness to country-hopping solo—sharing her own experiences traveling around the globe, and tapping listeners to contribute their own memorable storie...
Release date: 2023-03-16
1. Artful Take on Travel - I have loved this podcast for years from my time as a young female traveler for the artful way you tell stories of travel. It goes beyond tips and hacks to offer new perspectives and rich stories. There’s no other podcast like it! Now that I’m a parent, I do wish this podcast was more inclusive of women like myself who now have children. I find the stories increasingly unrelatable and honestly discouraging as a parent who can’t travel in the ways your guests describe. As your audience moves through these life stages, it would add so much value for us (and fill a void for these types of stories) to include traveling mothers in your stories.
2. Prefer the old format! - I’ve listened to every episode of Women Who Travel since the very beginning. I don’t love the new format - Lale is a great host even on her own, but the sound effects and music in the new format really bother me. I know they’re supposed to “immerse” the listener in a location, but they’re poorly timed and incredibly distracting. Please consider losing or paring back on those elements!
3. Surprisingly addictive - in a great way! - I started listening because the subject matter of one podcast intrigued me, then I listened to another, and another, and another, etc. The topics are interesting and capture my attention and imagination even if I think at first that I’ll have no interest. The host’s voice is mellifluous and she enchants me with her questions, intelligence, point of view, and warm and welcoming manner. A treasure to have found this podcast!
4. Inspirational and engaging - I love listening to this podcast while I’m doing anything. From exercising to doing work it’s always a go to for me. It’s very engaging and witty. I always gather fantastic recommendations or find myself inspired to try something new. It definitely makes my days better!
5. July th episode the worst! - Overall I have enjoyed this podcast but the episode titled “Responsible travel” on July th was so horrible I had to turn it off and write a review. Listening to the worst reductionist ideas of “responsible” travel which dripped of white savior syndrome made me gag. Did anyone listen to this episode and think critically if this was really a good episode? Claiming that “responsible travel” is when vacationers “educate” locals in hotels for hrs on topics and then get points for a massage should have been the red flag that this shouldn’t be put out into the world. Please think before hitting publish.
6. Empowering and Informative - I love the broad spectrum of topics and discussions. Everything is so relatable making me feel like I CAN DO IT TOO. I absolutely recommend to find just one episode you’re interested in and you’ll be hooked. I can’t stop listening. I feel like I’m sitting at the table with them talking to my girlfriends who share the same love of our beautiful world and diversity and culture and adventure. I am such a fan of their positive, empowering outlook while they are educating their listeners on such important, valuable subjects.
7. Combo of fun and then moving profoundness - This podcast has a range of episodes. Some seem silly and entitled but even those are done with a certain humor and a strong amount of companionship. And then there are those like the book reviews and the one I just listen to with Sara Nelson which moved me to tears multiple times and left me changed. I will say that I also had found the use of “like” at times distracting enough to turn off. But I think they’ve been working on it because I think it’s better
8. Hope during Covid- times !!! - Talking about travel plans during this complex times is quite depressing for some people, but listening to so many fun things surrounding traveling makes the pandemic bearable. Everything from airport habits to awesome book recommendations made me enjoy every episode and remember traveling is much more than just moving from one place to another. Every episode reminded me of conversations with my friends.
Untold Italy is a travel podcast full of practical tips and advice to help you plan your trip to Italy. Travel expert Katy Clarke interviews special guests and answers your questions to help you plan and uncover your own, as yet untold adventures in Italy. On our show we share highlights of the major destinations, off the beaten path secrets, best ways to get around, favorite food spots, cultural insights and much more. You’ll learn how to plan your Italy itinerary to include the places and ex...
Release date: 2023-03-17
1. She brings Italy to you! - I discovered this podcast a couple of months ago and have been so impressed by the variety of topics covered by professionals, and the amazingly engaging hostess, Katy. I love that she digs a little deeper to find the hidden gems throughout Italy and provides in-depth interviews about areas that may not be as well known, but are packed full of amazing history, architecture, and delicious traditional dishes. Her interviews are insightful and her guests are warm and engaging, most of whom are living and working right in the areas that they are talking about.
One can see that Katy is truly passionate about bringing each of us a personalized taste of Italy, and all its beauty.
2. Such a helpful and enjoyable podcast! - I stumbled across this podcast as I was looking to plan a trip to Italy. This podcast helped me plan our first ever trip to Italy in . The various topics, tips, etc., were extremely helpful in planning our Sorrento based trip. The podcast is fun and interesting and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to plan a trip to Italy. Thank you Katie!
3. Untold Italy is a Lifesaver! - We are from the US and up Until mid December we had a lovely trip to Peru planned for the month of February . However, due to unexpected turmoil happening in that country we had to cancel our plans and decide on a new location as well as plan a month long trip … all in about six weeks. I don’t know how it happened but I stumbled upon Untold Italy and have not stopped listening since. I have learned so very very much. We are planning a trip starting in Rome and heading down the Amalfi coast and then to Puglia for a month. I could never have done it without Untold Italy, Katie, Josie, and all the wonderful guests. I feel like you all are my friends! I’m excited about the sights, the food, the people ,the tours, the driving, & the trains and feel confident that it will be a special trip of a lifetime … and If it doesn’t go quite right, I’m thankful to know that other people have made mistakes along the way as well. Thank you so very much for all your insight, excitement and love for Italy.
4. The Ultimate Italy Planning Podcast - I discovered “Untold Italy” during the Pandemic and quickly fell in love with the spirit of the show, which kept my hope alive that one day I’d be able to return to Italy! And once the day came where we were finally able to travel abroad again, I re-listened to all of my favorite episodes to help me plan an epic trip. I have found so much value in this podcast - and it warms my heart every time I listen to it. / recommend! - Portia @girlfriendgetawayguide
5. Tours - Love listening to your stories and places to visit in Italy! Thinking about doing a trip there in so I’ll be checking your website for sure. Good to know about October in Italy too. One question. Some of my ancestors came from Le Marche. This seems to be a region that’s not talked about much. Have you ever been there and any thoughts? Grazie!
6. Amazing insider intel! - I have been listening for over years and just when I think “I know it all” a new podcast releases and I am furiously scribbling new towns, sites, activities that I MUST see & experience for myself. Katie has a very informative and fun, not at all pretentious, way of presenting info and finding guest “experts” that are like minded. I have followed Katy’s advice in Italian cities and she is my favorite resource of practical meets La Dolce vita. Katy’s passion is genuine and quite contagious! Grazie Mille! And I look forward to many more hours spent “with” you!
7. My favorite travel podcast! - After having discovered that I have cousins in Piemonte, my husband and I have been to Italy something like times in the past years. Now Italy feels like my second home and when I step off the plane, I have a strong sense of belonging. Katie Clark’s podcasts make me feel that I am coming home to a place of warm people, amazing history and culture, and the tastiest food and wine in the world. The guests on the shows are passionate about their homeland and region and knowledgeable about off the beaten track places and experiences. I can hardly wait for Fridays when another episode of Untold Italy appears. This is the best hour you can spend each week if you are dreaming of Italy!
8. Wanderlust fulfillment! - Katy brings an infectious enthusiasm for all things Italy in this wonderful podcast. Her love for the region clearly shows up. Her guests are diverse, knowledgeable and engaging. I just stumbled across this gem while searching for other travel related listens…and she immediately draws you in. Her podcasts inspired us plan our very first trip to Italy, and we had a simply magical time there. Katy gave us great ideas on packing, places to visit, where to stay/base ourselves (such as Sorrento for the Amalfi coast etc), and things to do. We utilized the services of some of her guests (especially Joe Banana tours), and our trip went off without a hitch. Her recommendations and suggestions, as well as of those of her guests are top notch, and extremely helpful. Highly recommend this podcast!
Welcome to Florida Keys Traveler! In this documentary series recorded on location throughout the Florida Keys, host Elizabeth Harryman Lasley and producer Jason Paton dive into the history, natural wonders, and attractions that have made the Keys one of the most iconic destinations worldwide. Each episode, join us as we explore a new facet of the islands. We’ll take you diving, sport-fishing, and dining. We’ll explore the Keys’ literary heritage and its colorful history, which is full o...
Release date: 2023-03-23
Raging rivers, hungry bears, huge avalanches—no matter how prepared you are, a walk in the woods can go from innocent to disastrous in the blink of an eye. Out Alive is a podcast series about real people who survived the unsurvivable. Each survivor takes you through what happened, from the packing mistakes to the missed signals to the plain bad luck, while experts and witnesses weigh in on how things went wrong.
Release date: 2023-03-15
1. Incredibly first hand accounts - This is undoubtedly one of the BEST outdoor experiences podcasts available. Well edited, each episode includes interviews by the survivor and the rescuers, and often medical professionals. Louisa Albanese does an incredible job of writing nonjudgmental accounts of experienced, inexperienced, unlucky or downright foolish individuals, allowing us to identify without shame with the variety of mistakes outdoors enthusiasts make. Her youthful voice used to bother me until I realized what a relief it is not to have to be pounded by the usual low sensationalized "death-is-near! marine drone" sensationalizing voice. Albanese's tone reminds us that the usual outdoor enthusiast is someone like ourselves, and each one of us is vulernable to hubris. Can't wait for the next season!
2. MKowalski - I always enjoy listening to these real life stories in the great outdoors. The story content and composition is very engaging and well done. Thank you for such amazing recounts that bring tears at times and more importantly how to learn from the life threatening experiences of others. Situations can change so suddenly and this podcast is a great reminder!
3. Endless excitement! - I just discovered this podcast and have been relentlessly flying through the episodes. Captivating, exciting and entertaining to say the least. The episodes are very well done and pretty good editing. I’d highly suggest this podcast to anyone, it’s so interesting hearing these stories.
4. Fabulous, heartbreaking, terrifying and annoying! - Absolutely love, love this podcast. Such great stories and pro editing. I learned so much about the outdoors and human spirit. it all helps me prepare for my ventures into the outback. One thing that I find super annoying is that a lot of times, these people get into situations that they have no business being in. their ego gets in the way, or whatever. That’s when I want to shake them, and insist that they pay for all the rescue efforts to save their butt. That’s the annoying part from the review title I used! Ha!
5. Great show! - Love this podcast. There are always little tidbits of wisdom to gain from these misadventures but I really became a fan after the episode about Andrew, the lost hiker who also had adhd. As someone who was diagnosed very late, I am still learning how to make accommodations for myself. This particular episode was great for that! I knowwww that you are not supposed to keep walking when lost but like Andrew, I know I would have a very hard time following through with that strategy if I were in his shoes. Sometimes you need to hear something said in just the right way and in just the right context. This episode was that for me. Safer in the woods now thanks to you and Andrew
6. Best show! - This show provides a realistic look into just how rough things can get, what I appreciate most is that the podcast doesn’t censor out the religious aspects that a lot of the survivors talk about in the show. It’s nice have a show that isn’t scared to allow people to freely talk about their experiences without the fear of potentially “offending someone”.
7. Religious Overtones Too Much - The religious overtones that theme the majority of episodes since Outside absorbed Backpacker would make one think they were a Christian-based organization. There are numerous lines and reflections in each episode how God and Christian faith has led the survivors to make decisions, both good or bad (and as other reviews state, the bad is misleading to listeners and has put many others in danger). I wouldn’t be unsubscribing if it was in passing, but it’s something that can be hugely noticed in each episode and overall lacks Outside’s audience awareness of all religions or beliefs. This sharp shift in storytelling is off-putting and distorts otherwise very entertaining stories. I urge the host not just consider a “balanced” perspective (having a dad talk about his meditation beliefs is not balanced) but an objective point of view that puts a focus on the survival and not faith. I’m sad to be leaving this podcast.
8. Attacked by an alligator - I love the out alive show. The intro to Attacked by alligator show was disappointing. You do not warn people not to go out into the wild or out into the mountains. Why would you open the show saying you would not allow your children go near the water in Florida? Teach your child to be safe around any kind of water not to be afraid of sharks or alligators. I’m a loyal listen to the show and love the show just disappoint with the into you that particular episode. Lot of love from your rural north Florida fan.
Every week, you are invited to join Melissa Biggs Bradley, CEO and Founder of Indagare Travel, on an incredible worldwide journey as she introduces you to inspirational guests, transports you to dream destinations, shares travel tips and advice, and explores the future of travel. This is your Passport to Everywhere. Follow Melissa on Instagram @indagarefounder and @indagaretravel
Release date: 2023-03-16
1. How I get my travel fix between trips - I can’t get enough of this podcast. Every episode I learn an incredible travel tip or trick from Melissa based on her years in luxury travel. But mostly, it’s the way she and her guests bring places to life like the legendary Ritz or Villa La Coste. I feel like I’m there even though I’m really just listening while I run errands. My must-visit list grows with each episode.
2. Quality content! - I love listening to Melissa’s podcast. It’s full of travel news and inspiration, great intel on the industry, wonderful travel tips and some really quality interviews. I used Melissa’s packing tips this summer and they were a lifesaver! I’m really interested in hearing more from leaders in the travel industry. Can’t wait to hear who she interviews next.
3. Above and beyond all other travel podcasts! - Melissa’s access to the most interesting and innovative people in the world of hospitality and travel adds so much depth to the topic at hand. Her easygoing manner and insightful questions really engage her guests fully and it is such a pleasure to listen to this podcast.
4. What great insights about travel! - Loving these interviews with such a varied group of insiders in travel. I feel like I’m getting a wonderful sneak peak into their lives, while learning so many things and being entertained. I’m also finding cool new spots for my travel bucket list. As Mary Celeste Beall said in the first episode, travel is about perception and connection. I couldn’t agree more. I think this podcast and what I learn will make my future travels even more special.
From the creator of social media mainstay L.A. In a Minute, Evan Lovett invites you along for a personal and intimate ride as he shares interesting facts about all sorts of things you didn’t know you needed to know. Be entertained and informed as Evan brings you into his mind to see the world through his lens. There is history everywhere, as long as you know where to look. Let's get into it!
Release date: 2023-03-24
1. The Podcast You Didn’t Know You Needed But Can’t Live Without - Wildly entertaining and personal. With over produced, celebrity filled podcasts flooding the market, it’s refreshing to listen to something so fun and raw! But that’s not the best part. After listening to In A Minute, I always leave smarter and lighter as it’s just a good time :) Highly recommend this podcast and all things In a Minute w/Evan Lovett. I can see this turning into a TV show or even longer format production. Great job!
2. A MUST for Non-native Angelenos who aspire to be - LA was always my dream city since I was a teenager. Not exactly sure how it began but somewhere between and Melrose Place I got a serious crush on LA. But being very much born and raised on the east coast, it only lived in my mind as the stereotypical dreamscape. As I got older, the dream of moving to LA became less of an option due to some life choices that kept me rooted in the DMV. However, after a much needed divorce, I headed to the west coast with my dog and my car loaded. Finally taking that leap which I had dreamed about in my early s. - better late than never. So what was surprising to me was that LA isn’t what you think it is from the hype and the hate it is so famous for. I literally have people say “I’m sorry” when I tell then I moved to LA and it always puts me on the defensive because in my mind LA has always been the best city in the US. After moving up and down the CA map (LA to SD to Bay Area and back to LA in ), I am still feeling the love for this city of angels but my friends in SD and the Bay Area seem always to have shade. So this is why I appreciate your content so much. I started with Instagram and you had only a few thousand followers and I shared your content so many times… it’s a love letter to the city of Los Angeles and I am fully in love. Your content is just what this city needs and shout it from the rooftops - LA is a GREAT city and haters are gonna hate us cuz they ain’t us.
3. Evan ” I “ Lovett - Keep up the great work, I look foward to every episode you put out. I’m a yr old Chicano who was born in ELA and feel the love you give to Mexicans in your stories. I’m definitely a fan for life. I’m a car enthusiast into the Lowrider & VW scene. Would love for you to do an episode on the WestCoast Largest Classic antique Auto Swap Meet and Car Show in Pomona Ca.
4. Great! - Your podcast and LA In A Minute segments are great. I have told friends about it, even my out of state friends. Many of my out of friends are transplants from Los Angeles. Most had to leave due to work requirements. All that have listened in get home sick after watching and listening to you. All of us have learned a lot of history. Being a closet history buff it is very enlightening. I just listen to your latest podcast. If I remember correctly the columns were the letter grade, work habits, and cooperation. I always like getting a B-U-S. My parents weren’t pleased. Keep up the great work.
5. Gil’s iPhone - Couple minutes into the first episode and I was hooked! Next thing you know I was binging all the episodes. This is some great stuff and this is coming from a guy who NEVER listens to any podcasts. @lainaminute brought me here and I’m glad it did. Looking forward to being a regular listener. Keep on keeping on, Evan.
6. Part of the family - After this last episode, you realize we’re family now, right ?
People are staring at the fat guy on the treadmill crying. Not a great moment for me, but i don’t care. Thank you for sharing those voicemails and their stories.
Have an eerily similar experience, it hits hard…. All the best to you and your family.
You guys ever make the road trip to Portland Oregon, you’ve got a spot at the dinner table and a tour guide. My wife and I met in Burbank and finding your IG and now podcast has been a great.
7. Native to LA - Hi Evan, thank you for shining a light during this dark winter. Sounds like your boy is in tone with his feelings. That’s great because sounds like you are doing some great parenting. I take things personally too. It helps when criticism is given gently. Thank you for being your authentic self. We can feel it. Your podcast is fantastic. Keep going!
8. So great! - I was already loving Evan’s LA in a Minute videos so I was happy to hear that there was a podcast. Born and raised here and I get so annoyed that people outside of LA only see the superficial and don’t realize how interesting and culturally rich LA is. I’m so glad that Evan brings all of this to the world. The podcast is wonderful. I’ve listened to the first two episodes and love Evan’s storytelling and engaging personality. Can’t wait to hear more!
Are you tired of not being able to travel because it's just so expensive? Do finances keep you from your dream destinations and making memories with your family? In this podcast, we show you how you can fulfill that dream of traveling without spending more money. We've earned millions of credit card points to travel all over the world and take our families on amazing vacations. Vacations to Hawaii, Europe, and Disneyland are all possible for nearly free with credit card points and miles. B...
Release date: 2023-03-14
1. I’m thrilled to discovery this podcast! - This podcast is exactly what I was looking for. I’m filled with the hope of traveling. It’s so expensive that we’ve done the bare minimum and have gone years without a vacation. I’m learning so much. It feels like a game! I’m excited to strategize cards. I’m making a bucket list. Can’t wait for the first fruit.
2. Best Travel Podcast of - As someone who loves to travel but also wants to save money while doing it, I am always on the lookout for great travel hacking resources. Recently, I stumbled upon the Travel Hacking Mom podcast, and it has quickly become my go-to source for all things related to travel hacking. The host, Travel Hacking Moms, is knowledgeable, personable, and makes the content easy to follow. She breaks down complicated concepts into easy-to-understand terms and offers practical tips and strategies for listeners. What's more, she injects a sense of fun into the podcast, making it an enjoyable and engaging listen. What I appreciate most about this podcast is that it's a fantastic resource for travel hacking beginners and seasoned pros alike. Whether you're just starting out and looking for basic tips or you're a seasoned traveler looking for advanced strategies, Travel Hacking Mom has got you covered. One of the best things about the podcast is that Travel Hacking Moms offers actionable advice and provides real-world examples of how she has saved money on her own travels. In fact, I've already used some of her tips to save on my recent trip, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Overall, I highly recommend the Travel Hacking Moms podcast and course to anyone who loves to travel and wants to save money while doing it. It's fun, informative, and a fantastic resource for anyone looking to get into travel hacking. This podcast is hands down the best travel hacking podcast for !
3. I’m obsessed! - With this podcast, their Instagram and their course. Before this year I had never heard of travel hacking and these ladies make it simple and fun! Work your way thru the pods and their social media & if it speaks to your heart, definitely pay for the class. I’m in earn mode, but can’t wait to hit travel mode! Thank you ladies!
4. Refreshing and Enjoyable podcast - It’s a refreshing podcast with mom’s talking about points and miles. There’s nothing wrong with the men in this hobby but nice to hear the perspective from a mom. All three of them provide simple to understand strategies with points and interesting stories from their travel journey so far. I listened to all of their current podcasts while working out and it was perfect. They also share numerous free resources to help explain the terms, details, and tricks to make travel hacking fun. Thank you!
5. Love the podcast - Just a Cajun from south Louisiana that wishes he would of got into the points game a lot sooner. Love y’all podcast and because of y’all my wife and I will be taking an day Hawaiian year anniversary trip this December all on points!!! Thanks for the great info and can’t wait to listen to each weeks new episode!!!
6. Changed my life! - I never thought it would be possible to go on not only wonderful vacations, but to be able to see so much family with travel hacking. As a military family, we live far from our loved ones and haven’t paid for a full price flight (most of them % free!) since following Travel Hacking Moms. This has been life changing and I don’t know how we ever travelled before this….oh wait, we couldn’t!
7. Learning how to travel hack from a female perspective!! - Love these ladies! This is my my new “go to” podcast. I love hearing about your honest reviews of travel credit cards available. It’s been so amazing and I’ve learned so much in a short amount of time. Please keep making these fantastic podcasts!! Jen @girlfindspassport
8. Remarkable! - I’ve been following Travel Hacking Mom since the middle of on Instagram. When they came out with this podcast I was thrilled and it delivers in every aspect! It is straightforward, engaging, and thorough for travel hackers, but especially for beginners. You will receive a plethora of information to be able to make informed decisions about travel hacking: is it right for you, where you go with it, how to leverage it, and so much more! You won’t be disappointed by listening to the breadth of knowledge these three moms have.
پادکست رادیو ماجرا روایت تجربههای خاص سفر جهانگردها و ایرانگردهایی است که داستانهایی جذاب از جسارت، ماجراجوی، کشف ناشناختهها و سفر به سرزمینهایی است که یا تا به حال آنها را نشنیدهایم یا مروری بر این روایتها و داستانها میتواند جرقهای باشد برای دوباره کشف کردن ...
Release date: 2023-01-29
1. یک پیشنهاد - الان دیگر تمام اپیزودهای رادیو ماجرا رو گوش دادم و حتی بعضی ها دو یا سه بار و با جرات می توانم بگویم که قطعا فصل دو بسیار بسیار عالی و جذاب تر بود چرا که میکروفن رو میدادید دست مهمان برنامه و ایشان از یک جایی سفرش رو شروع می کرد و مرحله به مرحله ما رو با خودش میبرد و این شرح سفر در جزییات واقعا ایجاد لذت سفری مجازی در شنونده می کرد که دو فصل دیگه نتونستن اون رو به وجود بیارن غیر از چند اپیزود اول فصل یک ، فصل سوم واقعا عالی تهیه شده اما بیشتر شبیه یک ویکی پدیای صوتی است که مجری های برنامه در جاهایی از صحبت ها از مهمان برنامه در خواست می کنند مطالبی را شرح دهد ، این شیوه برای پادکست رخ با بیان شیوای آقای سودبخش ایجاد یک پادکست بسیار بسیار خاص و جذاب کرده همچنین رپاپ اما برای رادیو ماجرا ، لطفا از مهمان برنامه بخواهید که سفر را از ابتدا تا انتها با ذکر دقیق مناطق (و محله ها تا جای ممکن ) خودش از سر بگیرد و به اتمام برساند .
مثل اپیزود سفر به سرزمین چنگیز خان سفر به گالاپاگوس
سفر به هاییتی و دومینیکن و ... سپاسگزارم
2. جهاندیده شو - برای با تجربه و پخته شدن باید سفر کرد، اگر نمیتونی خوندن کتابهای هر کشور بسیار کمک کننده است ولی این پادکستهای کشورهای مختلف در رادیو ماجرا خودش ۱۰ هیچ از همه شون بهتر بهت تجربه میده
3. افرین - عمر رفت به بیحاصلی و بوالهوسی ... ترسم ای دل به مراد دل خود نرسی
زندگی مان رو به اتمام است .نفتش تموم شده و فیتیله پرت پرت میکند.ای جوانی !!!! جوانی هم نه چنگی به دل میزند نه فرصتی میدادند داشته هایمان را در اختیار کشورمان بگذاریم ...فقط افسوس اینک زندگی رو به پایان است با بیماریهای فراوان .مسافرت و گردش و رفتن به قلعه های ایران آرزویی بود که بیکاری و بی پولی اجازه نداد.اگر میتوانستم به جنگلی انبوه و کلبه ای تنها میپرداختم ژ
با مطالبتان حال کردم ایوالله داداش من .خواهرانی شیرزن لطف کنند اند کی تصویر
کم گویند و گزیده گویند ... ر تاریخ هم سفری کنید بسیار هم
شادی قرین راهتان باد
4. لست سكند ،ثانيه هامونو به ب ست سكند تبديل كرده - درود بر شما لست سكندياي عزيز دستمريزاد بهتون و عالي هستيد هر روز كلي چيز ميز ياد ميگيرم از شما و مهموناي عزيزتون
فقط كاش از سفر بروهاي تازه كار هم دعوت كنيد كه از ابتداي راهشون بگن مثه بهار تريپس تو اينستاگرام
5. پادکست پرماجرای رادیو ماجرا - پادکست هاتون با کیفیت عالی و محتوای سنجیده تولید میشه ، لحن قابل فهم و توانایی بالایی در انتقال مطالب دارین . بیشتر از همه پادکست کشور هند رو دوست داشتم و دونه دونه اطلاعاتی که در مورد هند میدادین توی ذهن من تصویر سازی میشد، قسمت جالبتر پادکست هاتون مهمان های برنامه هستن که تجربه زندگی یا سفر رو داشتن.
بی صبرانه منتظر انتشار اپیزودهای جدیدتون هستم.
6. افتضاح - بخش هند رو شنیدم. در یک کلام می تونم بگم افتضاح بود. مثل مگس فقط بر گنداب هند نشستید و زیبایی هایش را ندیدید! حتی مهمان هند شناس! برنامه اطلاعات غلط می دادند.،،، با شوخی های بی مزه مجریان برنامه نه تنها انگیزه ای برای سفر به هند ایجاد نمیشد که حس انزجار منتقل میشد.
7. زندگی زیباست - چقدر زندگی ها رنگ برنگه وهرکدام چقدر جالب و دوست داشتنی و آموزنده
زندگی هرکدام میتونه ایده ال من باشه ، مثلا ملیکا یا علیرضا …… چقدر بزرگ شدن و دلها شون وسعت پیدا کرده و زندگی کردن امیدوارم این تجربه ها به جوونها انگیزه ی زندگی کردن بده آفرین به این همه جسارت و شهامت و اعتماد به نفس
8. تنزل کیفیت - رادیو ماجرا از فصل اول جزو محبوب ترین پادکست های من بود، برای منی که بیش تر از سی تا پادکست فارسی و انگلیسی رو دنبال می کنم.
متاسفانه فصل دوم رو کم تر دوست داشتم.
ولی فصل سوم! اصلا دوست ندارم راجع بهش صحبت کنم چون هیچ کلمه ی مثبتی برای بیان حسم نمی تونم پیدا کنم، با کمال تاسف من حتی رغبت نکردم اپیزود اول رو تموم کنم، کیفیت به شدت پایینه، سبک پادکست اصلا به جذابی فصل های قبل نیست و واقعا دوست نداشتنی شده.
امیدوارم برگردین به روال سابق
ممنون که نظرات رو می خونین و براشون ارزش قائلید.
Dan and Leslie from Addicted to the Mouse are parents of two boys who have fallen in love with Walt Disney World so much that they are moving their family to Orlando to be close to the magic! They often hear friends and family say that Disney is only for kids, but couldn't disagree more. The couple hopes to guide families on ways to experience and enjoy Disney destinations either with or without kids. Disney can be amazing as a couples only destination as well! Join Dan and Leslie as they ta...
Release date: 2023-03-19
1. Honest and Helpful Disney Planning Podcast - I’m so glad I found this entertaining and helpful podcast when I was planning my first trip to WDW last Fall. Now I’m planning our first Disneyland trip for this summer. It’s nice that they cover both coasts, as well as Aulani and DCL from time to time. It was also fun to find out that Dan & Leslie lived in the area I do before they moved to Orlando. I’ve gotten so many great tips and reviews, and ideas for future Disney trips. I appreciate the quality of the podcast, as well as their honest opinions, and openness. I love to catch Dan and Leslie’s dining reviews and trip footage on YouTube too.
2. Best Disney podcast there is! - Hi Dan & Leslie! I wanted to say that I absolutely love this podcast. Not only is there excellent Disney advice but the banter is great and I truly enjoy my time listening to each episode! I’m an avid Disney lover and visit Disney World multiple times a year and I still learn a lot about the parks from Dan & Leslie’s experiences. You’ve got a fan in me, keep these episodes coming! I hope to meet you two one day in the parks!
3. My favorite podcast!! - I rarely leave reviews but I just had to for Dan and Leslie! This is by far the most helpful, realistic, positive Disney podcast I’ve found, and I’ve tried ALL of them. I listened to ATM religiously for the months leading up to my first Disney world trip the end of February, and I genuinely had the best trip possible because I was so prepared and excited. I will definitely be using their travel agency in the future as I look at planning more trips because you can just tell they are the most caring, kind people!
4. Pure personality and enthusiasm - Podcasts thrive on personality, and this podcast has it in spades. The two hosts really love Disney, which is it’s main charm. Every incremental improvement at the Disney parks are covered like a must-see blockbuster, but it’s all in fun, and who can blame them for staking their fortune on something so many love so deeply? I have listened weekly for six months now, and the only thing that’s missing is coverage of Disney’s history, design aesthetic, personalities, and social context. Does that lack matter, really? Probably not, but the reason behind Disney’s years of relevancy is the serious artistic creative underpinnings that anchor it’s pop culture entertainment in fine art. Without that sensibility the Disney company would have ceased being relevant years ago. The good news is there are other podcasts that cover that aspect of Disney. Their infectious enthusiasm, professionalism, and thoroughness in covering what makes Disney fun brings me back to listen week after week.
5. CM review - I love listening to Addicted to the Mouse. I’m currently a cast member at Disney’s Reservation Center. Daily I get first time guest trying to plan their vacations asking what are the “must do’s”. Obviously there’s so much to do at Disney World, so I give them my quick favorites and then recommend they search Addicted to the Mouse podcast for more ideas. Listening to Dan and Leslie has given me great insight to planning my personal vacations as well as assisting guest who call. Thank you Dan and Leslie for what you guys do. You guys make Disney easy.
6. Genuine, Helpful, and Inspiring! - Dan and Leslie seem to be the genuine article! My family loves to listen to this podcast and watch their videos. They seem to be genuinely kind people who care about others and want them to have the best Disney, Universal, etc. experiences possible. I love that the content is always family-friendly and that they are honest with their reviews of restaurants, events, merchandise, etc. How inspiring are Dan and Leslie? Well, our family of four is following their incredibly helpful tips and planning a move to the Orlando area to live out our dreams near the magic as they did! Thank you for being you!
7. My happy place when I’m not at my happy place - Being a Massachusetts resident and only getting to go one Disney trip every year, Dan and Leslie have become my happy place in the meantime. Out of every Disney podcast I have listened to, this is my favorite. Your New Years episode about what Disney means to you was my favorite. I’m an only parent and Disney has always been my year old daughter and I’s special thing. So we connected to that episode so much. Dan and Leslie feel I like family members to us and are household names for my daughter and I! We hope to meet you in the parks someday soon. We have an upcoming cruise out of NYC in October on the Dream and going back to wdw in July. Definitely using some of your restaurant reviews to try some new things this trip! We especially love the recent Disneyland and Aulani episodes. Both are on our bucket list! We would LOVE to hear some episodes on Hilton Head and Vero Beach resorts! Maybe add to your list after your view renewal cruise in Alaska! Thanks for bringing the magic to our everyday lives. It keeps us joyful Love Courtney
8. Hooked on Addicted to the Mouse! - My family and I are planning our first WDW trip for June . My wife and I have been scouring through countless TikTok, Facebook and YouTube videos; trying to prepare for the trip. I’ve joined many Facebook groups dedicated to WDW as well. This is all to say, I truly am grateful to have found your podcast. The two of you are a delight. I feel as if I have been welcomed into your home as you relate your experiences to your listeners. Your podcast, I feel is very objective, but I love how you add your flare and spin on your reviews as well. You always try to remind people that this is your experience and that experiences can change from day to day. Dan is very thoughtful in his production planning and Leslie’s ability to ad lib always pulls me right into the room with you. I have been listening to various Disney park podcasts and not a single one makes me feel as welcomed and warm as does yours. I find that your life experiences enable you to be very detailed while also very relatable. I would also like to add that I am a music teacher and have worked in live productions and music studios. I actually love to listen to talk radio or podcasts in the car while driving to work because it calms me. Music can be too much of a distraction for me at times. This is to say that the technical aspect of your podcast and YouTube videos are produced with very high quality. Even your live, in park episodes are done well. In fact, I sometimes forget that this is your podcast and not talk radio. You both articulate very well and both of your voices are pleasing to the ear. I can not tell you how I’ve been turned off by other podcasts because they do not speak clearly and there tends to be more banter than actual information. I honestly am so pleasantly pleased with your organization and ease at which you converse with us. Thank you for sharing your magic with us. Even my year old daughter expects to hear you talking when she gets into my car now. Thanks to your podcasts, we are already starting to think about a Disney Cruise for next year, so we’ll be sure to call Fantastical Vacations soon. Thanks for hooking us on Addicted to the Mouse!
Disney podcast bringing you a little Disney World where ever you may be. Talking mostly Walt Disney World Orlando Disney | Disney World | Disney Podcast | Disney World Podcast| www.unlockingthemagic.com
Release date: 2023-03-21
1. Love it - Found this podcast as I was researching/prepping for our first ever WDW vacation last year. Stayed for the Disney content, post-trip. Love their honest banter, informative tips/opinions/advice on both DisneyWorld and Disneyland, and I super appreciate and relate to their love for Disney history. (I really want to go to Sci Fi Dine in Theatre in Hollywood Studios now, because Connie raves about it so much!) I also love their deep dives during “unlocking” episodes. This show is engaging, honest, informative and fun! I always look forward to new episodes.
2. So good for the Disney-obssessed - I went to Disney for the first time as an adult last year and I am still obsessed with all things Disney . This is a great podcast and I look forward to it every week! Some ideas for future episodes:
-Best plant-based meals in Disney -Rides to avoid if you have motion sickness
-Ranking of Disney Hotels based on Transportation options
3. Worth it! - It’s been over years since I’ve been to Disney World and things have changed so much since then I had no idea where to start planning. Enter this podcast. At first it was worth it for the inspiration, notes on favorite rides or places to eat. Then it turned into much more- hearing the hosts share their memories and love of all things Disney… what started as a vacation planning project turned into much more. We leave for our vacation in days and I obviously have a plan for things to do and places to see but I continue to keep two things in mind. ) Be in the moment and ) keep my expectations low! If you know, you know. Love this podcast please never stop!
4. Favorite podcast! Keeps the Disney blues away.. - This is not only my favorite Disney podcast — but my favorite podcast period. Bruce and Connie are so great and I’m always smiling while listening. Sometimes I even laugh out loud, which is a first for me while listening to podcasts. Bruce and Connie have become a part of our families daily routine. Listening while driving to my sons basketball games and while cooking dinner and cleaning up… They share so much valuable Disney information and on our last trip we found ourselves referring to them as though we’re friends. “Oh Bruce and Connie said _______”. We’d start our mornings at Disney with listening to the podcast in the hotel. They really bring the magic of Disney in to our day to day life and I’m so thankful for them and the content they share. I feel in the past my family usually rushed around Disney a bit, but after listening to UTM we have slowed down to really take in our surroundings. Keep doing what you’re doing! You keep the Disney blues away between our Disney trips. Also TGFTT. Thank God For Tonga Toast!
5. The best Disney podcast - I listen to a lot of Disney and Disneyland podcasts and yours is by far the best. It’s the perfect blend of entertaining and information. Some lean to heavily on showing off how much they know rather than giving realistic and meaningful advice. I also love how you bounce off each other. It always drives me crazy when one host talks so much more than the other. Thanks for putting on a great show! I always listen to you in the car.
6. Best Disney Podcast - Love this podcast! They have interesting insights and great conversations with good pacing. It’s one of the few podcasts I can stand to listen to. I think I have slight misophonia because it’s difficult to listen to many podcasts. So it was relieving to find these two. I really appreciate the quality of sound and that they have nice voices that are easy to listen to. :)
7. Terribly adorable - Idk how I came across this podcast but I enjoy it. There is a good mix of informative and opinion episodes. It’s kinda funny because during covid, my bff and I were missing Disney awfully so we pulled out an old Food & Wine Festival Guide and played this game of “One Food, One Booze” from each kiosk and that’s exactly the sort of episode Bruce & Connie would do. It’s fun hearing what attraction, park, food, etc that others would pick. I thought the episode with DizKids’ host G was cute. Might have been . She’s a natural podcaster. My daughter’s name is also Gianna (and we call her G too) and our G perked up when she overheard them talking about her We used their travel agency to book our next trip so I can highly recommend their agent, Kristin. She’s been easy to work with. Anyway, it’s a cute podcast. Keep up the good work.
8. Just don’t talk about Universal?? - I usually love this podcast. Their opinions on everything Disney related I usually agree with. However, when it comes to them mentioning Universal and the Wizarding world, they lack the knowledge to even form an opinion. Why talk about HHN if you’ve never been? Why say Mickey’s Not So Scary is better if all you like is kiddy stuff? It’s fine if Universal is not your deal, but why even talk about it then? If you’re looking for podcasts that are better balanced between Universal and Disney, check elsewhere, because they are very clearly set in their Disney fan club opinions.
WDW Radio is the award-winning podcast dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Marvel, and Star Wars. Tune in and subscribe for Disney news, vacation planning, trivia, contests, history, interviews, as well as attraction, dining, and resort reviews. Hosted by Disney expert, author, and speaker Lou Mongello, this family-friendly show has been named Best Travel Podcast for 9 consecutive years, and also features a blog, videos, LIVE broadcasts, welco...
Release date: 2023-03-21
1. My Go-To Disney Podcast! - I’m normally a Disney history buff and listen to those podcasts primarily. When I need my current Disney fix I turn to Lou and the WDW Radio nation. Not only does Lou share what’s going on today, he blends the history of the company superbly with the latest and greatest! It’s such a joy to listen to each week. Positive, uplifting and hilarious. A bright spot I look forward to each week!
2. Best Disney Podcast - I’ve been listening to WDW Radio for years and still get excited when I see a new episode has been posted. The episodes are diverse (interviews, reviews, top s, etc.) which always keep me interested as some other podcasts just focus on Disney news I can easily find online. More importantly, Lou’s positivity and love for Disney are evident in every episode which always keeps me coming back.
3. Great conversation, great guests and great topics - What can I say that hasn’t already been said? I love this show. I’ve been a listener since my wife and I introduced our daughter to Walt Disney World ten plus years ago. Lou feels like an old friend, yet we’ve never met and he’s the voice I listen to when I need to feel the comforts of Disney. Just a fun show on all things Disneyana and a direct link to the nostalgia that powers my love of the company since my first visit to WDW in . I’ve moved away from the East coast and now more than ever, I rely on the show to keep me happily connected to one of my favorite places. Great conversation, great guests and great topics. This show is my antidote for the negativity in this world. Thanks Lou and guests (Lisa, Beci and everyone)
4. WDWRadio is a good choice (choosing the good) - Lou’s podcast is such a positive experience; it got me through the pandemic when we couldn’t visit the parks. All episodes are a “feel good” in every episode. It’s often a reminder that when the world is dark or ugly, you can choose the good and decide to see the good, not the bad.
5. Enthusiastic and positive - The WDW Radio Show is wonderful, I love the positivity and genuine love for Disney (especially Walt Disney World, all the parks, DCL, everything) that Lou and his guests have. It is chock full of not only useful and practical information about planning a trip to Disney, but also an entertaining but in depth history lesson on all things Disney, as well as offering periods of escape from the real world by letting us imagine with Lou and the guests. With all the stress and busy-ness that we have in our lives, listening to this podcast really is “choosing the good.”
6. Fascinating and fun - I’ve been listening since , and look forward every week to a new episode to listen to as I run. I always learn something new, and Lou’s passion and dedication clearly come through. His guests, interviews, and top ’s (ish) will make you smile and feel the Disney magic no matter where you are or what you’re doing.
7. I don't get the hype - This is a great minute podcast crammed into . hours. The little jokes, etc get old quickly. Frankly I try to come back for a Disney fix but the sheer amount of wasted time on this podcast turns me off. Which is a shame because there are so many good stories to be found. Lou M seems like a great guy. I would love to take a stroll around the parks with him to learn history and hear stories. But if you want honest assessment of WDW go elsewhere. He has the audacity to say things like Genie is a good thing. If you want honest conversation about how WDW has never cost more while giving less to the fans, then Lou is not your guy. Unfortunately it seems that Lou has made a deal where he will, no matter what, say only positive things about WDW and how it is run. This hurts me to say because I truly want to like this podcast but I just don't get the hype.
8. My Favorite WDW Podcast - I found this podcast in when I wanted to know more about the parks. I wanted to learn all the history, details, secrets and stories about WDW. From in depth details of attractions to top s, this podcast covers just about everything you want to know about the “parks, screens and everything in-between”. If you want a VIP tour of the parks right from your couch or car, this podcast is for you. Thank you Lou for sharing your wealth of knowledge with the world, I look forward to a new episode each and every week!
On Rumble Strip you\'ll hear from taxidermists, soccer moms, criminals and waitresses. You\'ll hear about what people love, hate, fear...and what makes them more like you than you\'d realized. Rumble Strip gives you extraordinary stories about ordinary life.
Release date: 2023-03-07
1. A Gem! - I don’t know how I found Rumble Strip but I’m so glad I did. I’ve listened to three episodes and they’ve all touched me in some way. The host is just talking to ordinary people in New England and they somehow touch on things that are common to all humans: loneliness, work, purpose, a relationship to nature, etc. Just a beautiful little show.
2. Delightful - My introduction to Rumble Strip was with the (now Peabody-Award-winner) Finn and the Bell, a phenomenal episode. As I listen to both the current and all the older episodes, many of them have hit the same high bar; with lots of emotional depth, curiosity, and humor. Too many favorites to list them all (but the short police logs make this Vermonter laugh out loud). Thank you!
3. My favorite podcast - There is really something special about this show. It’s not “about”anything in particular, which is it’s strength. If anything it’s about human connection and discovering beauty in hidden places, which is what everything is “about” I suppose. The depth of the hosts interviews and the questions she asks are truly unique. You can tell she’s really interested and trying to learn from everyone she talks to. Don’t miss it!
4. Rumble Strip - I have listened to thousands of podcasts over the last years but have never been moved to submit a review here. Why now? Rumble Strip is like no other podcast I have listened to: quirky, genuine, offbeat, touching, it is like no other. Maybe its my love of Vermont, or the fact that I’ve lived so far from there - far from the US - for many years, that I am so tickled by these. More than usual, I suspect it’s necessary to sample a number of these to identify the best for any given listener, but the effort is well worth it. I have in particular appreciated “An American Life (Nov , ) and Armand’s Garden (Sept , ).
5. A gift to the h(ear)t - Erica’s tender and down to earth approach to being in conversation with her neighbors/guests/visitors reminds me of how crucial it is to connect with others in a real way. The Top Deck episode took my heart for a tour around the country block and reminded me of how curiosity, along with deep listening, helps us to make sense of this life we live. Thank you Erica. I have so much more I want to share, especially when you bring up aging and living alone, but just know, my heart is bursting with gratitude for you.
6. Refreshing and thoughtful - I am enjoying this podcast so much more than I could have anticipated. Every episode is a breath of fresh air. It’s rare for stand alone episodes to make me want to listen and listen. But these do. The only problem is that I need to go to bed and get more sleep and not stay up late listening.
7. One of the all-time great podcasts - This podcast is extraordinary. It’s a show that makes you feel like you might be closer to figuring out the sublime by hearing stories of the every-day — people at the margins, kids being kids, aging and dying, oddballs and dreamers, folks who are good at their jobs, joyful moments and some that are hard. Lots of it based in Vermont but not all. Most of all, it’s a show about listening — not claiming, not investigating, not arguing. If an alien life-form landed on Earth and asked me “why are humans?” right now I would say, “not sure, but listen to Rumble Strip.” Just listen.
8. Consistently Inspiring - I came to Rumble Strip late, but I’m so glad I found it! Going through the back catalogue has been such a joy. The conversations Erica has with folks around Vermont (and the world) are like a warm fire, I could sit with them all day. They’re wonderfully crafted, down to the last detail, and are a good reminder that everyone has something to say. It’s my favorite podcast now, and I let out a high-pitched scream every time a new episode is released. Rumble Strip has also given me the final push I needed to start my own podcast. Thanks Erica!
Join Disney experts and Disney fans as we talk about Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Aulani, Adventures by Disney and even Universal Orlando. This award-winning podcast features Monday, Wednesday, and Friday shows that focus on Disney resorts, theme parks, attractions, restaurants, dining, runDisney, vacation tips and much more. Join hosts Mike Rahlmann, Rikki Niblett, and Pam Forrester and take a fun and family-friendly dive into the world of Disney vacation planning. Send ...
Release date: 2023-03-23
1. Perfect For Disney Lovers - The Be Our Guest podcast is my absolute favorite podcast out there. They provide content for all levels of Disney lovers from the ones first planning their trips to the veterans who go many times a year. Highly recommend! There are way more positive reviews than negative but, some of these negative reviews are ridiculous. The people behind this show have huge hearts and a big passion and put a lot of good into this world, give it a try before basing your judgement off the negative reviews. Not every show will be everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s fine, but, just move on if you don’t like it. No need to put harsh words out there for people who work hard and put on a good quality show.
2. Like a fine wine - The show has definitely improved over the years, particularly the host line-up. Mike, Scott, and Pam are the perfect trio to host the show. I also quite enjoy the Sunday night shows with Mike & Scott. They're engaging, easy to listen to, and the three of them have a very well-rounded knowledge of everything Disney - parks, cruise, ABD, etc. It feels like a conversation amongst best friends. I wish Rikki would quit. She's too much, her laughter is irritating, and she adds nothing to the show. Rikki is the kind of person who inevitably turns every topic into an opportunity to talk about herself. It's exasperating. I always thought Rikki was insufferable. Boy did I underestimate her. Pregnant Rikki is so much worse. Nobody can finish a sentence without Rikki interrupting and reminding everyone that she's pregnant. Yes, we know Rikki. You've told us countless times. We know. Please do us all a favor. Take an extended maternity leave of the show and don't return.
3. All around best Disney Podcast - Mike Rahlmann is the pro’s pro of Disney World podcasting. As a little podcaster trying to make it, Mike is my inspiration. His energy for Disney travel flows through the each episode. Not only is Mike’s passion contiguous, he’s an expert at his craft (Disney World info and as a podcaster). BoGP is a like an old reliable friend, it’s always there and it’s always ready to entertain. The podcast focuses on the WDW positives, but it’s an honest heartfelt approach. Pam and Rikki always add steady and informative perspectives. Scottie G is also a treasure and an awesome co-host to add to the team. Keep the great work BoGP crew!
4. It’s A Small World After All… - I preface this review by saying that I have been listening to the BOGP for - years and over this time I have come to appreciate the enthusiasm and expertise Mike, Pam, and Rikki offer to their listeners when it comes to all things Disney. Their love for Disney is genuine and it does translate into informative and entertaining listening. That said, I cannot help but note the cringeworthy and oftentimes culturally insensitive/tone-deaf/racist elements to their podcasts which over time have become even more apparent. I understand that this podcast is meant to provide generalized insight into the Disney experience, however it is glaringly obvious that the comments and opinions of one particular podcaster are culturally insensitive. Examples: Referring to non-stereotypically American foods as “weird” (stated in reference to the ethnically diverse food at Connections Eatery), implying that Mexican food is “cheap” and should not be priced similarly to meals/food in more Eurocentric EPCOT pavilions, and perpetuating the narrative that being “American” revolves around consuming fried chicken, hamburgers, and Coke Zero is incredibly narrow-minded. We get that you have never travelled outside the US and you likely have never had your passport stamped (assuming you even have a passport) BUT visiting EPCOT does NOT make you a world traveler. Referring to someone as “Oriental” rather than Asian is incredibly Eurocentric and downright racist. Shame on you, Mike. We live in a beautiful, richly nuanced world and Disney celebrates this. Perhaps traveling to places other than your local Taco Bell or Texas Roadhouse will allow you to expand your horizons. My only hope is that you and your family travel to places like Asia and Africa and in true Disney spirit realize that this small world is so much more beautiful when you embrace diversity rather than label it as “weird”. Another observation is how easily Pam is interrupted by Rikki, and how easily Rikki is interrupted by Mike. Pam is the only person on this podcast to exercise restraint and respect for her cohosts. Lastly, the comments made about microphone volume and vocal tics are spot on. It is physically painful to have to endure the shrill, cacophonous laughter of a certain someone. Please consider going mic-less. You do not need one. As for the vocal tics, the phrases “Riiiiight?” “I’m just sayin’” “Sooo…” “you know” and “Dude” would have to be avoided in a podcast-inspired drinking game because they would result in sheer drunkenness within seconds of listening to a single show. Really and truly.
5. Great positive podcast - I started listening to this podcast when I was planning for my Disney trip a few years ago. It originally intrigued me since it combined running and Disney, but I quickly became an avid listener. This is honestly the only podcast that I have consistently listened to for the last few years, and was so great to have during Covid. It feels like I’m listening to family or friends talk, I’ve even been able to submit a few questions to be quickly answered on the podcast! Mike is a great host, doesn’t let conversations get too crazy or confusing and is always consistent with the podcasts coming out, he gives a budget mindful perspective too. Rikki has a great positive energy, and a fun perspective on the show. Pam is super knowledgeable and I love that she brings a positive outlook to some of the recent changes to Disney. Scott is fun to listen to as someone that lives far from Disney but is able to make it down several times a year, staying in the nice hotels and eating at the fancy restaurants lol (goals). I just hope they keep putting out podcasts for years to come!
6. Start Here When Planning for WDW! - I found the Be Our Guest Podcast when I began planning my family’s trip to Walt Disney World. I love how Mike’s enthusiasm for Disney shines through in every episode! If you’re looking for the right mix of travel tips, park news and friendly Disney banter, subscribe to the BOGP right now. You won’t regret it!
7. Our Family’s Favorite - My kids and I have been listening to Mike and the BOGP crew for nearly years. We can always count on Mike to give us great tips, breaking-Disney-news, and something overall fun to listen to. Mike speaks to his listeners like he knows there are (likely) kids in the audience. (One Disney podcast we listened to said, “Santa isn’t real”!! The horror!!) Thank you for keeping us engaged, thinking, amd occupied drifting our long commutes. Your devotion to your fans and our Disney-obsession during the lockdown days of the pandemic was a true gift that kept many of us from slipping into a very dark place. Thanks Mike for keeping it clean, keeping it real, and keeping it positive. This show always makes me smile. God bless you with many years of health and patience to share your positive energy and Disney enthusiasm with all of us.
8. Awesome Disney podcast - Mike leads a wonderful podcast and works so hard to keep putting up episodes with different formats. I have grown to enjoy all the hosts and like the addition of Scott in the last year or so. This is a feel good show and I enjoy the positive energy. Great listen if you’re a Disney parks fan.
Earn miles without flying. Frequent Miler is all about getting the most out of the loyalty game. You can easily earn hundreds of thousands of points and miles without traveling, then learn how to use those points towards luxury travel. In this podcast, Frequent Miler founder Greg, and senior author Nick debate current topics in the points & miles world.
Release date: 2023-03-25
1. We don’t talk about Fight Club - TL;DR- listen if you want good tips. Keep listening if you want to get SHUT DOWN. I would consider myself a solid intermediate when it comes to points and miles, but an expert at soaking up information. What I really like about the Frequent Miler podcast is Greg and Nick will boost you from being a novice learning to acquire points, and give you the tools to up your game in both acquisition and redemption. Here’s what I don’t like: in the past few weeks, they’ve been diving into topics that are very clearly against the rules and will get you shut down for abuse. In particular, they did a whole episode on skip lagging and are becoming more and more blatant in their references to manufactured spending. Look, I get it- these dirty little secrets are out there and people use them. However, you shouldn’t be publicizing and providing instruction on ways for people to use and acquire points and miles in ways that are going to get them shut down and banned. Of all people, influencers in the space should be respecting the rules, not saying “If you don’t like it, too bad… I’m gonna do what I wanna do” (paraphrasing from :: of said episode, where they clearly admit they’re well across the line of an ethical “gray area” violating T&C and Contracts of Carriage). Come on guys- you’re better than a Reddit board.
2. My new favorite podcast! - I started following you guys on Facebook last year and then added in the podcast last week. I have learned so much already. I feel like I am drinking from a fire hydrant! Thank you for sharing all your experience and insights and incorporating the feedback of your followers to add to the total knowledge base. You both are entertaining, fun and so informative. The dynamic between both of you is awesome. Thank you for everything. Keep up the great work!
3. The best points and miles podcast - This is my first podcast review. I felt compelled to write a review to share the joy this podcast brings to me. This is by far the best points and miles podcast out there for two reasons. ) These guys have integrity. They cut through the bad deal, and always present the best offers. They know that their brand integrity is more important than click-throughs for the current hot card. ) They are passionate about what they do, and seem to be genuinely having fun doing it. Todays episode () shows just that, I found myself laughing out loud on my rowing machine listening along. Their excitement about booking a near impossible to find award for themselves is palpable. Thanks guys for making my workouts more enjoyable!
4. Love the podcast!! - Just a Cajun from south Louisiana that wishes he would of got into the points game a lot sooner. Love y’all podcast and because of y’all my wife and I will be taking an day Hawaiian year anniversary trip this December all on points!!! Thanks for the great info and I look forward to and can’t wait to listen to each weeks new episodes!!!!
5. Best Points & Miles podcast (and website) - I am a points enthusiast and have been listening to Greg and Nick on this podcast since they started it. They are the best in the business in terms of information that is helpful to those wanting to get more and more information about points. The length of the podcast is just right, they are engaging, and they answer questions from followers each episode. I feel like I know them from the amount of time I have spent listening to them. I cannot recommend this podcast enough.
6. Greg and Nick & Hyatt - I had Hyatt globalist just because of their Step by step details and reminders we had fun and my wife and kids loved me for the first time after that ( Nor really) Love the podcast and always wait for that .. all the guys (Pepper, Tim, Carolyn, Carrie etc) are really good Next challenge .. Involve readers .. Let's beat frequent miler and frequent miler (younger guy)
7. Consistently the Best in the Space - Bottom line: Frequent Miler produces consistently the best points and miles podcast in the space. If they had a paid tier for the podcast, I’d subscribe, and that’s the highest praise I can offer. If you don’t already, subscribe to this podcast. You’ll be more informed, well-entertained, and better looking for it. Full Take: Frequent Miler’s consumer-first business model means they are my first stop when researching a new deal or best current card offers, and that trust makes me happy to use their referrals when signing up for new products. Their podcast production is consistent, their content is well organized, and their conversational flow is organic and entertaining. I consume a lot of audio content, and I always look forward to this one’s Saturday drop. Their challenges are very fun to follow, and their listener engagement is high. There is no perfect podcast, but this one comes close. Keep it up FM team, and Happy New Year. -Terms and conditions apply. Better looking offer not available in all States, US territories, or international jurisdictions.
8. So much useful information! - I’ve been listening for a few months and find so much timely information and useful tips in each episode! Always looking forward to the next episode dropping. I’m getting elite status in several programs and it’s looking like I’ll be able to earn Hyatt globalist status next year. Isn’t that everyone’s dream?