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The MouseStation Podcast – "Magic to your Ears!"

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  • June 20, 2012 (Show date June 19) (show notes)
    • MouseStation #450 (download)
      Mark and Mike discuss Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park, Disney news from the E3 Expo, and some listener-suggested topics.

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Broadcasting from the MouseStation, high in orbit around MousePlanet, join our podcasting crew every other Tuesday for Disney news and information from MousePlanet. Hosted by former Disney cast member Mike Demopoulos and MousePlanet editor and staff columnist Mark Goldhaber, this weekly show will help you to relive the Magic!

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The MouseStation is back from hiatus, but is on a reduced schedule of one show every two weeks, published on Tuesdays.

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  • June 20, 2012 (Show date June 19) (show notes)
    • MouseStation #450 (download)
      Mark and Mike discuss Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park, Disney news from the E3 Expo, and some listener-suggested topics.
  • June 5, 2012 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #449 (download)
      Mark talks with Steven Miller about new merchandise coming to Walt Disney World and Kambria Hull about the Royal Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Mark and Mike also find time to discuss a couple of news stories of the week.
  • May 22, 2012 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #448 (download)
      Mark talks with Phineas and Ferb creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, voice actor Vincent Martella, and Imagineers Matt Beiler (about Agent P World Showcase Adventure) and Trevor Bryant (about the Test Track makeover), with further discussion from Mike and Mark.
  • May 8, 2012 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #447 (download)
      Mark talks with Chris Beatty about New Fantasyland and Danielle Duffy about the Art of Animation Resort, then Mike and Mark discuss each topic.
  • April 24, 2012 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #446 (download)
      Mark talks with David Duffy, Jim Urry, Kevin Eld, Michael Jung, and Ozer Balli from on board the Disney Fantasy's media preview cruise.
  • April 10, 2012 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #445 (download)
      Mark talks with Karl Holz, Joe Lanzisero, and Bob Zalk about the Disney Fantasy.
  • March 13, 2012 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #444 (download)
      Mike and Mark talk about what information you need when helping first-timers understand why it's so important to plan.
  • February 28, 2012 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #443 (download)
      Mark talks about the Let's Move event at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, and interviews Disney Channel stars Debby Ryan and Roshon Fegan, and Disney Channel choreographer Rosero McCoy.
  • February 14, 2012 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #442 (download)
      Mike and Mark finish their talk about attractions at Epcot that need updating or replacing, or should be changed back to what they were before an update or replacement.
  • January 31, 2012 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #441 (download)
      Mike and Mark talk about attractions at Epcot that need updating or replacing, or should be changed back to what they were before an update or replacement.
  • January 17, 2012 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #440 (download)
      Mike and Mark celebrate the fifth anniversary of the MouseStation Podcast, then discuss the latest promotion from Disney Parks.
  • January 3, 2012 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #439 (download)
      Mark talks with Jennifer Yi about Kinect Disneyland Adventures and then Mike and Mark discuss the game.
  • December 20, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #438 (download)
      Mark talks with Chris Beatty, Creative Director for the Fantasyland Expansion, about what's coming up in New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
  • December 6, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #437 (download)
      Mark interviews the people behind the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and Holidays Around the World.
  • October 5, 2011 (Show date October 4) (show notes)
    • MouseStation #436 (download)
      Mark and Mike talk about the announcement of Disney's deal with Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the universe of Avatar to Disney Parks.
  • September 22, 2011 (Show date September 20) (show notes)
    • MouseStation #435 (download)
      Mark interviews Imagineering Vice President, Creative Research & Development Scott Trowbridge, Mark & Mike discuss possibilities for the new technology, and more.
  • September 9, 2011 (Show date August 30) (show notes)
    • MouseStation #434 (download)
      Mark fills us in on his experiences at the D23 Expo in Anaheim last month, anniversaries are celebrated, and a giveaway of some D23 Expo stuff.
  • August 16, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #433 (download)
      Mike and Mark talk about rides that need updating or replacing, or should be changed back to what they were before an update or replacement.
  • August 2, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #432 (download)
      Mike and Mark talk about what you can do at Walt Disney World without going into the theme parks.
  • July 19, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #431 (download)
      Mike and Mark talk about what they would wish for if they were given three wishes about the next major construction project at Walt Disney World after New Fantasyland.
  • July 5, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #430 (download)
      Mike and Mark discuss the various modes of transportation around Walt Disney World and when you might prefer a car.
  • June 21, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #429 (download)
      Mike recaps the E3 Expo, Steven Ng interviews Willie Ito, and more.
  • June 7, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #428 (download)
      Mark and Mike let the listeners have their say in comparing those rides that exist in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World to decide which version of each they like best.
  • May 24, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #427 (download)
      Mark and Mike conclude their three-part series comparing those rides that exist in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World to decide which version of each they like best. Part 3 covers attractions located at Disney California Adventure Park and their matching attractions in Florida.
  • May 10, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #426 (download)
      Mark and Mike continue their three-part series comparing those rides that exist in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World to decide which version of each they like best. Part 2 looks at the Eastern half of Disneyland Park (including Fantasyland) and their East Coast cousins.
  • April 26, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #425 (download)
      Mark and Mike start a three-part series comparing those rides that exist in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World to decide which version of each they like best. Part 1 looks at attractions located on Main Street and the Western part of Disneyland Park and their counterparts.
  • April 12, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #424 (download)
      Mark and Mike talk about the itieraries announced by the Disney Cruise Line at a press conference last week. Mark also chats briefly with Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz.
  • March 29, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #423 (download)
      Mark talks with Chad Emerson, publisher of the new book Four Decades of Magic: Celebrating the First Forty Years of Disney World.
  • March 15, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #422 (download)
      Steven Ng interviews Phil Snyder, the new voice of Jiminy Cricket, plus a tip of the week and some listener feedback.
  • March 1, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #421 (download)
      Mark and Mike talk about Disney's next generation initiative and the coming character meet-and-greet Fastpasses.
  • February 15, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #420 (download)
      Mark talks about his two days aboard the Disney Dream. He also interviews Imagineer Bob Zalk, who worked on many aspects of the ship.
  • February 1, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #419 (download)
      Mark talks about the New Fantasyland announcement, the new "The Magic, The Memories, & You" castle projection show, and the christening of the Disney Dream. He also interviews Imagineer Mark Hall, project manager for New Fantasyland, and asks for questions for him to answer on the Dream.
    January 18, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #418 (download)
      Steven Ng talks to Miriam Nelson (choreographer of Disneyland's opening), Mark gives a trip report of his most recent visit to Walt Disney World and more.
  • January 4, 2011 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #417 (download)
      Steven Ng talks to Kaye Malins of the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, Mike and Mark (and The Kid) talk about TRON: Legacy, a Magical Moment and more.
  • December 21, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #416 (download)
      Steven Ng talks to Disney and Pixar storyboard artist Floyd Norman, Mike reviews Epic Mickey, Three Wishes for Fantasyland Forest, and more.
  • December 7, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #415 (download)
      Steven Ng chats with MouseStation favorite Mark Silverman, Mark and Mike (and The Kid) talk about Tangled, a Tip of the Week and more.
  • November 23, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #414 (download)
      Steven Ng sits down with Bill Farmer, voice of Goofy, Pluto, and Horace Horsecollar plus listener feedback.
  • November 9, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #413 (download)
      Karen Haynes, Food & Beverage Marketing Manager for Walt Disney World, recently talked with Mark about food at Epcot, plus a wonderful Magical Moment and listener feedback.
  • October 26, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #412 (download)
      The MouseStation Podcast returns from hiatus as Brad Baker discusses Disney Parks' new promotional campaign with Mark, then Mike and Mark share their thoughts as to whether it will work.
  • June 24, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #411 (download)
      Steven Ng joins Mark and Mike as we take a look back at the show so far while we prepare to take a hiatus for the rest of the summer.
  • June 17, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #410 (download)
      Steven Ng discusses the World of Color premiere press event at Disney California Adventure park. Also, Disney's E3 Expo announcements, Ask the Kid, a Magical Moment and this week's Twitter/Facebook poll.
  • June 10, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #409 (download)
      Steven Miller talks about Vinylmation figures. Also, an important announcement, a new "@ the Station" comic, Ask the Kid, a Magical Moment and this week's Twitter/Facebook poll.
  • June 3, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #408 (download)
      Steven Miller talks about this year's big pin event, which runs August 27-29. Also, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Tusker House, this week's Twitter/Facebook poll and some listener feedback.
  • May 27, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #407 (download)
      Penny York talks about the upcoming Summer Nightastic promotion, which runs from June 6 through August 14. Also, a new "At the Station" comic, a look at the Yak & Yeti Restaurant and this week's Twitter/Facebook poll.
  • May 20, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #406 (download)
      Gary Buchanan talks about Star Wars Weekends, which start tomorrow at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Also, Mike and Mark discuss the newly-announced Disney's Art of Animation Resort and this week's Twitter/Facebook poll.
  • May 13, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #405 (download)
      Chad Emerson talks with Mark about his new book about what it took to buy the land and create the government entities for Walt Disney World.
  • May 10, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #404 (download)
      Once again, as with all multiple-101 MouseStation shows, things go off the rails.
  • April 29, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #403 (download)
      We say a fond farewell to the voice of Jiminy Cricket, who was also noted for his portrayals of Jack Benny.
  • April 15, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #402 (download)
      Mike interviews legendary video game audio designer Tommy Tallarico. Also, a Magical Moment, this week's Twitter/Facebook poll and some listener feedback.
  • April 8, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #401 (download)
      While Mike is out sick, Mark spends most of the show answering your questions. Also, a Magical Moment, this week's Twitter/Facebook poll and sad news about MouseStation favorite Eddie Carroll.
  • April 1, 2010 (show notes)
    • MouseStation #400 (download)
      Mark and Mike celebrate the 400th episode and honor their previous show by remembering their favorite Magical Moments. Also, a new "@ the Station" comic, poll results and listener feedback.

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The MouseStation Crew

Mike Demopoulos & Mark Goldhaber - Co-Hosts

Proving that you can never tell when or where a Disney-inspired friendship could start, Mike and Mark met at a screening of "Dream On Silly Dreamer" in Minneapolis the afternoon before Disney's annual shareholder meeting in February, 2005. Mark was there to review the film for MousePlanet.com and prepare to cover the next day's meeting. Mike is a Minnesota native, and was there as a Disney fan. He would be leaving the next day for a family trip to Walt Disney World, and would interview for the Walt Disney World College Program immediately upon his return.

Mike would eventually get accepted into the college program, and was very successful in his assignment at Disney's Pop Century Resort. He decided to see what the attractions jobs were about and managed to win a position on the Test & Adjust team for Expedition Everest. After deciding that working in attractions was not for him, Mike took his leave of Walt Disney World for the time being. He's now back in Minnesota, still loving the Disney Magic.

Mark started writing feature articles for MousePlanet in March 2003 and took on the weekly Walt Disney World Park Updates in September 2003. He's now written over 300 articles for the site, and continues his never-ending quest to find a way to work 24 hours a day without the need for sleep. He's still living and working in upstate New York, much too far from Walt Disney World.

Mike & Mark started the Magical Moment Podcast in August, 2006, and recorded 21 shows before closing up shop at the end of December, 2006, to begin the MouseStation podcast.

Andrew Rich - Disneyland Bureau Chief

Andrew has been with MousePlanet since the very beginning, mostly working behind the scenes to keep everything running. He is the "Voice of MousePlanet", contributing the Disneyland Resort segment to the MousePlanetWatch podcast and emceeing MouseAdventure. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three cats, runs Project Insomnia, and visits Disneyland several times a year.

Steven Ng - Audio Engineer and Sound Editor

Steven is a web applications programmer. He is also a post production engineer with The Conversations Network , one of the first podcast networks. He worked in the aerospace industry until a trip to Walt Disney World in 1995 inspired him to head into the consumer electronics industry where he worked on mobile technologies like the Magic Link Mobile Communicator and the Palm Handheld Computer.

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