In which Bart discusses Dr. Who sandwiches, Dave Allen at Large, his weekend at the Elgin Literary Fest, Nathan Rabin, and how it all spurred an existential crisis. Plus a little more info on what's coming next.
In which Bart gets all magical. From the Harry Potter Celebration at Universal Orlando to The Magicians on SyFy to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on the stage in London. Also obsesses about this weekend's Elgin Literary Festival in Elgin, IL and what he's going to say throughout his multiple appearances.
Are we getting an 8th Potter book? Probably not, but it's cool to think about: http://www.mugglenet.com/2016/01/is-cursed-child-being-printed-as-a-book-sooner-than-we-thought/
Is it possible the Muppets pizza restaurant will come to Disney's Hollywood Studios after all this time? Again, same answer - probably not, but . . . http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Great_Gonzo's_Pandemonium_Pizza_Parlor
Are you watching The Magicians on SyFy? You should be. http://www.syfy.com/themagicians
Did Klaus Kinski disrupt my panel last year at the Elgin Literary Fest? Absolutely. No question.
In which Bart pays tribute to the incredible actor, and beloved potions master, Alan Rickman.
In which Bart laments a sad few weeks for Rock n' Roll, paying tribute to Scott Weiland, Lemmy Kilmister, and David Bowie. Then briefly discusses the announced changes at Disneyland in preparation for Star Wars land and how they might affect his next book (or not.) And also starts spending his Powerball winnings already
In which Bart talks about being sick, how Tamilflu messed up his brain, tries to turn to the Disney Parks Blog to salvage the episode, and gives a very brief, almost Drunk History version of how Disney Home Video began.
In which Bart gives a brief summary of a green Christmas, then dives right into a spoiler-filled review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You've been warned.
In which Bart spends Christmas Eve Eve waxing rhapsodically about chicken wings and White Castle, gives a little WDW update about a new bar at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and even shares an excerpt from a new Christmas Story.
Check out the new Thirsty River Bar at Disney's Animal Kingdom: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/12/thirsty-river-bar-and-trek-snacks-now-open-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-theme-park/
The official White Castle slider stuffing recipe: http://www.whitecastle.com/food/recipes/recipes/white-castle-turkey-stuffing
Sweet & Sour Chicken Wings recipe coming soon!
Put on your ugliest holiday sweater, because baby it's cold outside (and creepy inside) and we're singing carols, reviewing A Very Murray Christmas, talking about audiobooks, Martin Short, Harry Potter, refurbishing Epcot rides, and even doing a little Christmas shopping. Get ready to sing and swing, baby!
Check out Martin Short's book: http://www.amazon.com/Must-Say-Humble-Comedy-Legend/dp/0062309544
The wonderful Jim Dale: http://www.jim-dale.com/
Check out the Three Caballeros in the animatronic flesh:
The 100th episode in which Bart reflects on over two years of shows, the changes that have come, and the future ahead, before recapping Thanksgiving shenanigans, giving a brief review of The Good Dinosaur (which veers off into a memory of an obscure 1988 action movie called Shakedown) and finally answers some listener questions, including which Hogwarts house he belongs in.
Check out the trailer for 1988's Shakedown with Peter Weller and Sam Elliott. Now I want to watch the whole movie again!
If you're in the Chicago area this weekend, please check out this cool even for the Walt Disney Birthplace foundation. http://mcch.at/WaltBirthday
In which Bart talks about boozy, smoky Thanksgivings of the past, the crowded circus of a Turkey Day he's not excited about this year, making people work on holidays, and sincerely thanks all of the listeners and supporters of Ears of Steel. Plus, Jessica Jones, Captain America, and a new collaboration on the horizon?
In which freshly returned from a trip to America's Dairyland, Bart discusses road trips, the joys of being a hockey parent (expense aside), the Wisconsin Dells, Spotted Cow, and good times at Great Wolf Lodge.
The history of the Wisconsin Dells: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Dells,_Wisconsin
The best microbrew in Wisconsin: www.newglarusbrewing.com
Have a great time at Great Wolf Lodge: https://www.greatwolf.com/wisconsin-dells
Bert "The Conqueror" Kreischer does the Scorpion's Tail at Noah's Ark: https://youtu.be/KvXN9KzIAE8
A surprise, slightly tipsy bonus pod because a few different listeners have said they enjoy listening while running. A couple are running in the Epcot Food & Wine "Wine and Dine Half" so I go over new menus at Disney and Universal for a special treat runners might enjoy treating themselves with! Sadly I don't succeed!!!
In which Bart discusses the closing of Twister at Universal Orlando, his love for and connection to the movie, and chasing the crew around Iowa. Plus it's replacement, Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon, and why there should be dinosaurs.
In which Bart digs into the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer during Monday Night Football. Then a brief review of ABC's The Chew broadcasting semi-live from Epcot last week. Plus Soarin' going down, Halloween, werewolf costumes, and the further adventures of a "Suburban Sasquatch!"
In which Bart shares something he just learned involving the genesis of a Disney thrill ride and a comedy legend. Then he asks you, the listeners for advice on his next project.
In which Bart discusses the Walt Disney World Anniversary, memories of his grandfather and EPCOT Center '82, time on Irish ice, and the circle of life in a pancake house.
Chili love, coffee addiction, a detailed listener review of Halloween Horror Nights 25 and #Drawlloween
In which Bart wonders if he really does look like an overgrown Ewok, gets distracted by Twitter, gives his unsolicited two cents on the American Experience Walt Disney special, and celebrates the opening of Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar at Disney Springs.
In which Bart observes National Cheeseburger Day, plugs his recent appearance on the Brew Drown Podcast, admits to selling "facts" about Walt Disney World that might not (or might) be true, and recommends his new spiritual guide, Dee "Twisted Sister" Snider!
In which Bart discusses pumpkin beer, falling back in love with Harry Potter, checking out the Force Friday aftermath, Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights, his own obsession with werewolves, and takes a moment to remember the great Wes Craven.