DAD Show #209 – Community Catch-Up

DAD Show #209 -Community Catch-Up
This week’s (late, sorry) DAD Show offers a couple of quick DISDads Community updates. First, we’ll be on a panel at Kansas City Comicon on Saturday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m. talking about how to start up and produce a podcast, along with Jeremy Shields from Neverland Podcast. Second (and probably more exciting) new t-shirts are finally available, courtesy of some great designs and production by DISDad Todd Morgan. On the show, Todd talks about putting the design together and you can learn a bit more about the different shirts and which might be the best choice for you.

The store will only be available until May 25, 2017, so get those orders in soon!

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.

Not (Necessarily) the Disney News LIVE – Episode 488

Not (Necesarily) the Disney News LIVE - Episode 488

Join host Aaron Rittmaster and panelists Kevin Crossman and Jason Mitts for a LIVE podcast over at DisTalkRadio.com. We’ll be extending the spirit of April 1 for a few hours, bringing you a Disney-fan podcast version of the classic HBO series Not Necessarily the News. Remember to head over to DisTalkRadio early, so you can register for the chat. See you there!

The recorded episode is available now, for those of you who missed the live version.

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).

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.