Rich Dad/Poor Dad: DCL Edition – Episode 484

Rich Dad/Poor Dad: DCL Edition - Episode 484 with Joshua Watters and Paul; Host: Aaron Rittmaster

Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Joshua Watters & Paul

Way back in Episode 66, the panel played a game of “Rich Man/Poor Man,” coming up with the most expensive and least expensive vacation packages we could at Walt Disney World. This week, we take the same challenge and apply it to the Disney Cruise Line. In addition to having some fun with the extreme edges of Disney Cruise vacation costs, the panel talks about some basic tips for finding Disney Cruise Line value (and also where a splurge might be worth it).

What are you favorite Disney Cruise Line value tips? Tell us about them! Leave a comment here on the blog; Email us at podcast@disdads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d also really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on iTunes (If you didn’t enjoy the show, feel free to ignore that last link).

Our outro music is “Whiskey on the Mississippi” by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

That Was Then/This Is Now – Episode 480, Recorded LIVE – March 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. CDT

DISDads Podcast 479 - That Was Then / This Is Now - Celebrating 6 Years of DISDads Podcasts

That Was Then / This Is Now

We’re celebrating the 6th birthday of the DISDads Podcast with a LIVE show over at DisTalk Radio. Host Aaron Rittmaster and panelists Brad Coates, Terry Hawkins, and Paul will be talking about all of the changes at Walt Disney World between our first show, released on February 27, 2011, and today. We’ll have the live chat going during the show over at DisTalk Radio – remember to register so that you can use the chat service. And if you’ve got Skype up and running, we’ll also make time to take some call-ins.

Winter/Spring Podcast Preview – Episode 472

Winter/Spring Podcast Preview - Episode 472

In Episode 472, DISDads Podcast host Aaron Rittmaster broadcast a solo live show on DisTalk Radio. The episode previews the upcoming podcast schedule, looking at the topics and panels for the shows slated for release through the end of April, 2017. The list of topics and panels is posted here on the blog.

Will you be on a podcast panel for this batch of shows? Why not! We’re always looking to include more members of our podcast community. Let us know what kinds of shows you would like to be a panelist for (or would just like to hear from us)! Leave a comment here on the blog; Email us at podcast@disdads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d also really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on iTunes (If you didn’t enjoy the show, feel free to ignore that last link).

Intro music recorded by ngarjuna.

Our outro music is “Whiskey on the Mississippi” by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

DAD Show #194 – Meet Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast (Repeat) – Remembering Alan Mize

DAD Show #194 - Meet Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast (Repeat) - Remembering Alan Mize
I’m headed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios shortly to meet up with a whole bunch of other DISDads who are here at Walt Disney World for the 5th Annual DISDads Club Convention. But it seemed appropriate to temper the joy at spending time in our “happy place” with friends new and old by memorializing the recent passing of Alan Mize, one of the co-hosts of the Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast. The DISDads community continues to offer its thoughts, prayers, and support to Alan’s family, friends, and his Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast brothers, Keith and Sean.

This show was originally released back on March 12, 2014 as DAD Show #50 – Chatting with the Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast, thought it’s been moderately re-edited for this repeat. As I mention at the close of the show, the GoFundMe campaign to support the future education of Alan’s young daughter is ongoing. If you are able, I encourage you to contribute to it.

The DAD Show is sponsored by Kingdom Strollers, Orlando’s Premium Stroller and Crib Rental source.

Have a trip report you’d like to share with us? Tell us about it! Email us at podcast@DisDads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on iTunes (If you didn’t enjoy the show, feel free to ignore that last link).

DISDads Convention V Preview – Episode 462

DISDads Club Convention V Preview - Episode 462
Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Brad Coates, Paul, Terry Hawkins

Merry Christmas podcast fans! This week, the panel previews the upcoming 5th Annual DISDads Club Convention. Brad, Paul and Terry talk about plans for the DDCC V, where and when various coordinated events (like the Disney Springs Pub Crawl a week from Friday) will be taking place, and just general information about how to get involved. Hope to see you there!

Will YOU be there for DDCC V? If not, what would it take to get you to DDCC VI? Tell us about it! Leave a comment here on the blog; Email us at podcast@disdads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d also really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on iTunes (If you didn’t enjoy the show, feel free to ignore that last link).

Our outro music is “Whiskey on the Mississippi” by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Another kindred spirit died last night

Alan and his daughterLast night, our extended community of Disney-fan dads lost another champion. Alan Mize was never an active member of the DISDads community, but he shared our interests and our spirit. I was lucky enough to get to know him just a little bit, through interactions on Twitter (where he went by the handle @NORMNB8S) and his role as a co-host of the Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast (also on Facebook). I even had the privilege to interview him, along with his co-hosts, for a DAD Show in the early days of their podcast. Alan, along with Keith and Sean, built a wonderful community around their show. Now, it’s time for the DISDads community to step up and help support the community that Alan leaves behind. A young man in his 30s, with a three-month old child, Alan suffered a massive heart attack at home and later died at the hospital on Christmas Eve.

Friends of Alan have set up a GoFundMe campaign, to help his family defray the costs of his sudden illness and death. Any remaining money raised will be used to help pay for his young daughter’s college education. I encourage you, if you are able, to support this effort.

Rest in Peace Alan. My Festival of Lights will be dimmer for your light having left this mortal coil. Our thoughts and prayers – and hopefully some financial support – are with Alan’s family. Just a few days ago, as he was reflecting on the coming holiday, Alan posted a series of tweets that make a beautiful, fitting epitaph, though he had no idea that’s what he was composing at the time. We should all strive for this level of self-awareness and gratitude.