Radio Free Disneyland presented by WDWNT
By WDWNT LLC
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Radio Free Disneyland is a curated music podcast that tells the stories of the Disneyland Resort in a rather unique presentation. Using an eclectic mix of Disney music, not-so-Disney music, and definitely-not-Disney music to tell the stories of the “lands,” their origins, and their citizenry. Real and imagined. Usually with a backbeat. The first episode revealed the backstory of two former eastern bloc operatives with an ax to grind against the Anaheim, California theme park. They believe the park to be a powerful and dangerous distillate of America. The United States on steroids. Its contents, an idyllic turn-of-the-century American town, a stately riverboat, rocket ships, and the fleet of submarines all confirm the power of the place. Along the way, unique song selections, surprising guests, and an off-center look at park-centric subjects, brings to mind the stories, the people, and the magic places. The central figure in this secretive cabal is Deejay Middlebrow, a down on his luck disc jockey who is chosen to run the radio propaganda arm of this shadowy foreign operation. Join us for this musical magazine that includes Disney history, great guests, and park explorations to tell the tales of the Magic Kingdoms in a unique way in this faux radio broadcast you must hear to believe.
||ExplicitRadio Free Disneyland Episode 6: The Discovery of Walt Disney World Part 1||Play now: Subscribe on iTunes | Download | See All Episodes What do you mean there is another Disneyland!? In Central Florida!? Our Russian handlers send us to the Sunshine State for a multi-part exploration. Herbie Hancock, JD McPherson, Fiona Apple,||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRadio Free Disneyland Episode 5: Moon Spinners (featuring Don Hahn Interview)||The Radio Free Disneyland Podcast returns after a long hiatus! Includes interview with legendary producer Don Hahn! Act 1: Reach For The Stars Gagarin Recording: Gagarin Artist: Public Service Broadcasting Album:||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRadio Free Disneyland Episode 4: Oscar Night: The Greatest Story Ever Sold||Act 1: Hooray For Hollywood Casablanca/Wizard of Oz (Audio Montage) Rick And Renault Includes: Recording: Rick And Renault Artist: Original Cast Album: Music From The Original Motion Picture Somewhere Over The Rainbow Recording: Somewhere Ov||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRadio Free Disneyland Episode 3: Inauguration Day||Who is truly The President of Disneyland? CV Wood? Lindquist? Kalogridis? Mr. Lincoln? Colglazier or Nixon? Author Todd James Pierce on the Yippie Invasion. Act 1 Show Notes: Dallas (Audio Montage) Includes: Recording: The Star Spangled Banner A||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRadio Free Disneyland Episode 2: My Way Or The Highway (Cars Land)||Songs of cars and the open road. Some from Disney California Adventure Park’s Cars Land background loop, some not. A car song forensic history examination with R&B DJ and aficionado Steve Propes. Pedal to the metal!||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRadio Free Disneyland – Episode 1 – The Discovery of Disneyland||Radio Free Disneyland is a curated music podcast that tells the stories of the Disneyland Resort in a unique and tuneful way. Using Disney music, not-so-Disney music, and definitely-not-Disney music to tell the stories of the “lands,” their orig||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit“Radio Free Disneyland” Coming to WDWNT||“An aged and addled couple of East Bloc operatives believe they have identified an American Principality on which to exact radio revenge for the electronic incursions during the Cold War. The principality? A theme park in Anaheim California.||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A Fresh Take Wrapped in Mystery
Was very excited to listen to this podcast when it was announced on WDWNT. I wasn't quite sure what it was going to be like, and i'm still not entirely sure, but I know I enjoyed it. The descriptions given regarding what RFD is about aren't wrong, but like Mitch Hedberg's homemade Sprite, "There's more to it than that." Clearly a lot of great care and detail (check the show notes!) into producing this and I can't wait to see where it goes.
Must listen! High concept Disney love.
You'll probably see a lot of people struggling to come up with the right words for this podcast. However, you must hear it for yourself to understand.
It's part setlist, part radio play. You'll hear a curated list of songs around a theme, mixed with brief text passages. Some of it is clearly explained, while other parts walk the line of a make-believe world.
Ultimately, this is a whole new class of Disney podcast. It moves beyond the "two or three people with mics" formula to a work of art that can be listened to again and again.
Radio Free Disneyland Podcast
A fabulous, strange, atmospheric podcast devoted to illuminating and inside-info pieces on the workings of Disneyland and its influence on the culture at large.
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