The Tomorrow Society Podcast
By Dan Heaton
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Theme parks deserve intelligent discussion, and The Tomorrow Society Podcast is here to help. The episodes look at Disney World, Universal Orlando, and other parks from a fan’s perspective. I'll talk to authors, filmmakers, and the minds behind the scenes. Walt Disney set the standard with Disneyland, and history is important. We live in an exciting time for the industry, and there’s no limit on what designers can imagine and build. Museums, zoos, and regional parks also keep raising the bar for what's possible. Join me on this exciting journey into the world of themed entertainment.
||CleanTTSP #28: Top 10 Theme Park Bucket List||On this episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast, Dan lists the top 10 choices on his theme park bucket list, including a few embarrassing revelations.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #27: Ken Kebow on Rolly Crump and The Whimsical Imagineer||Filmmaker Ken Kebow joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his documentary The Whimsical Imagineer about Disney legend Rolly Crump.||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #26: Jeff Barnes on Disneyland and The Wisdom of Walt||This episode's guest is Jeff Barnes (aka Dr. Disneyland), who discusses his book The Wisdom of Walt, teaching a class about Disneyland, and his upcoming book Beyond the Wisdom of Walt.||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #25: D23 Expo News with Nate Parrish of WEDWay Radio||This week's guest is Nate Parrish of WEDWay Radio, who joins the podcast to discuss all the news from the recent D23 Expo.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #24: Top 5 Extinct Attractions at Disney World||On this episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast, I’ve put my cards on the table and ranked my Top 5 Extinct Attractions at Walt Disney World.||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #23: Aaron Wallace, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot||This week's guest is Aaron Wallace, the author of the Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot and the first book in the series on the Magic Kingdom. He joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss Epcot and its possible future.||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #22 – Spring Break Disney World Trip Report: Highlights and Planning Miscues||This episode includes details on my trip to Walt Disney World in March during Spring Break. I cover the highlights, some trip planning and touring miscues, and my top dining experiences.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #21: The Sounds of a Walt Disney World Trip||This episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast gives you a brief aural glimpse into my latest experience visiting the resort. A full trip report episode will be released in the next few weeks. First, here’s a quick audio look at my week in Orlando.||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #20: Seven Disney World Questions with Len Testa||Len Testa, President of Touring Plans.com and co-host of the Disney Dish, joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss the latest news from Disney's theme parks. We cover the upcoming Pandora expansion, Rivers of Light, fixing Epcot, and a lot more.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #19: Tim Grassey on Fixing Epcot||Tim Grassey joins the Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss how to fix Epcot at Disney World. The park still has so much potential, but it now falls short of its glory days as EPCOT Center.||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #18: The Pros and Cons of FastPass Plus||This episode focuses on FastPass Plus, Disney World's crowd management system. I list three pros and three cons of the service and discuss touring strategies for my upcoming Disney World trip.||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #17: Sam Gennawey on JayBangs and the Disney/Universal Rivalry||Sam Gennawey returns to the Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his new book JayBangs, which focuses on Jay Stein of MCA. Jay was a key figure in the rise of Universal and in building Universal Orlando.||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #16 – Chad Emerson on Disney World and a New Era for Theme Parks||Chad Emerson returns to the Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss a crazy year for Disney World and the theme park industry. We also look ahead to what's coming with the Pandora and Star Wars expansions and how Universal fits into the picture.||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #15: Top 5 Attractions at Six Flags St. Louis||This episode ranks the top five attractions at Six Flags St. Louis and includes a trip report of a visit to the park in July 2016.||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #14: Tony Cortese on “The Disney Dreamfinders”||This episode's guest is Tony Cortese, director of the new documentary "The Disney Dreamfinders", which looks at Disney bloggers and podcasters that have moved to Orlando to get closer to the parks. Learn more about the film at dreamfindersmovie.com.||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #13: James H. Carter II on Foolish Mortals: A Haunted Mansion Documentary||This episode's guest is James H. Carter II, the host of the Creepy Kingdom podcast. He's directing a documentary called Foolish Mortals about the fans of the Haunted Mansions. Learn more at foolishmortalsdoc.com.||5/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #12: Doug Barnes on the Origins and Growth of The Season Pass Podcast||This episode's guest is Doug Barnes, the owner and producer of The Season Pass Podcast. We discuss the origins of the show and its evolution into an industry giant.||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #11: Philip B. Swift on “The Dark Side of Disney”||This week's guest is Philip B. Swift, director of the documentary The Dark Side of Disney. We discussed the film, Philip's history with theme parks, and how he became a filmmaker.||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #10: Christian Moran, Director of “Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: The Futurism of Walt Disney”||Christian Moran returns to the Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his new documentary "Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: The Futurism of Walt Disney".||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #09: Seven Lessons That I Learned on My Disney World Trip||I recently visited Walt Disney World with my family over the MLK weekend. We stayed four nights at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and I learned quite a bit. This podcast includes seven lessons that I learned as part of that recent trip to Disney World.||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #08: Len Testa on Touring Plans.com and Disney’s Crowd Surge||This episode's guest is Len Testa, the president of Touring Plans.com and longtime co-host of the WDW Today podcast. We discuss his background, Touring Plans' growth, and the recent rise in crowds at Disney World.||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #07: Ben Lancaster, The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head||This week's guest is Ben Lancaster, the writer and director of The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head. We discuss the movie and the challenges in shooting covertly at Disney World.||12/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #06: Chad Emerson on Disney World’s Future||My guest is Chad Emerson, author of Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Walt Disney World. Our conversation delves into where Disney World is heading in the near future, particularly with Star Wars.||11/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #05: Seth Kubersky and the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando||This episode's guest is Seth Kubersky, author of the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando. Our discussion covers what's happening at Universal, how their approach differs from Disney's, and where they're heading in the future.||10/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #04: Sam Gennawey on the Rise of Universal||Author and theme park expert Sam Gennawey appears on the Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his book Universal vs. Disney and Walt Disney's concepts for the original EPCOT.||9/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #03: Christian Moran, Author of Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: Walt Disney and Technology||This episode's guest is writer and filmmaker Christian Moran, author of the book Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: Walt Disney and Technology.||9/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #02: Ryan Ritchey, After the Fair||This episode's guest is Ryan Ritchey, director of the documentary After the Fair, which focuses on the 1964-65 World's Fair and the many parts that still exist today.||8/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTTSP #01: An Introduction||This episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast provides an introduction to my background with Disney and theme parks.||6/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Easily one of the best podcasts out there
Dan Heaton has crafted one of the most interesting and intelligent theme park podcasts you'll ever hear. I'm impressed by the amount of research that obviously goes into each episode. The guests are top notch and the conversations are smart and engaging. I've listened to many different Disney podcasts and the Tomorrow Society ranks among the very best.
I've been listening since the first episode and this is one of the best Disney podcasts out there. Good subject matter and thoughtful insights. Great job!
Dan does a great job of not only securing interesting guests and topics but asking the right questions we theme park enthusiasts want to know.