Behind The Magic Podcast – Season 3

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Welcome to Season 3 of Behind The Magic Podcast!

This “snack credit” of podcasts is a unique 15-minute daily Disney podcast hosted by Zeek, Rachel, Tim, Sarah, Richard, and me. Every day Monday through Friday you can join us for entertaining Disney information, discussions, guests, games, and more. Zeek and Rachel will be surprising you each and every day with all of their fabulous humor and Disney insider knowledge. And of course, Tim will keep you up-to-date on Disney news with his daily “Mouse News Minute” segment.

Here’s a quick peek at what you can expect each day:

  • Monday ~ Magical Mondays with fun and games!
  • Tuesday ~ Topical Tuesdays with Top Ten lists and discussions featuring Richard’s “2 Cents To The Scoop” segment!
  • Wednesday ~ With Us Wednesdays with celebrity guests from around the Disney Universe!
  • Thursday ~ Theme Park Thursdays with fun information, facts, and stories about the parks featuring my “Mouse Whispers” segment!
  • Friday ~ Field Trip Fridays with information and discussions helpful to your park visit featuring Sarah’s “2 Minute Table Service” segment!

We hope you enjoy our show!

Season 3 – Episode 63 – Behind The Good Dinosaur – November 30, 2015

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Caution – Spoilers Ahead! On today’s episode, Zeek and Rachel discuss the new Pixar movie “The Good Dinosaur” – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

Season 3 – Episode 62 – Behind DisDads Aaron’s Revenge – November 25, 2015

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This episode Aaron from DisDads comes onto the show and puts Zeek and Rachel to the test for a Battle of Wit each giving their own tours of the parks! Who do you think would advance to the next round? Let us know on twitter!

Season 3 – Episode 61 – Topical Tuesday Multiball – November 24, 2015

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Today we talk about Pizza Planet closing and what might go there as well as several other topics. Please let us know what you think about these topics and what we missed!

Season 3 – Episode 60 – Tournament of Podcasts – November 23, 2015

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On this episode, Zeek and Rachel go over the past two weeks of tournament games and release the results of who are our two teams to move onto our finale and win the coveted Behind The Magic Trophy!

Season 3 – Episode 59 – Behind Your Stay Secrets – November 20, 2015

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Zeek and Kristi go back to the last two parks to finish talking about the secrets and lesser known things!

Season 3 – Episode 58 – Behind Disney Thanksgiving Style – November 19, 2015

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This episode Rachel and her guest host Molly discuss all things Thanksgiving in the Parks and Resorts!

Season 3 – Episode 57 – Behind SusieQ of WDWNavigators – November 18, 2015

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On this episode, SusieQ from the WDWNavigators comes on the show to tell us a bit about The Navigators and to play a little game with Zeek and Rachel!

Season 3 – Episode 56 – Our Hearts And Prayers To Paris – November 17, 2015

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How To Help The Paris Attack Victims & Show Your Support

Season 3 – Episode 55 – Tournament of Podcasts – November 16, 2015

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On this Wit Round of The Behind The Magic Tournament, we see DizRadio face off against Mouse and the Monorail.

Season 3 – Episode 54 – Behind Your Stay Top Secret – November 13, 2015

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Zeek and Kristi talk about some of the unsung heroes of the parks – the lesser known things. Take a trip to Animal Kingdom and Epcot with them!

Season 3 – Episode 53 – Behind Ellen’s Energy Adventure – November 12, 2015

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On today’s episode, Zeek and Rachel discuss Ellen’s Energy Adventure and the amazing and wacky journey she takes you through!

Season 3 – Episode 52 – Behind Jeff Barnes – November 11, 2015

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This episode Zeek and Rachel get to know Jeffrey Barnes, Speaker, Professor, and Author of the Amazing book “The Wisdom of Walt”!

Season 3 – Episode 51 – Behind The End Of Star Wars Weekends – November 10, 2015

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This episode Zeek and Rachel discuss the news coming out of Disney’s Hollywood Studios about all things Star Wars!

Season 3 – Episode 50 – Tournament of Podcasts – November 9, 2016

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This episode we start our wit-filled challenges as we have Simone DeMilo from Mouserants Podcast go head-to-head against Aaron from DisDads! Who will reign supreme and move on to the finale?!

Season 3 – Episode 49 – Behind Your Stay Chaos – November 6, 2015

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On today’s episode, Zeek and Kristi talk together about what happens when your Disney plans go crazy! They share some of there own experiences on this episode of Behind Your Stay!

Season 3 – Episode 48 – Behind Behind The Fastpass – November 5, 2015

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On this episode, Jerry (@jerrytheSkids) and Rachel look back to the Behind The Fastpass episodes to see what we’ve missed! A very opinionated episode with Rachel forgetting about the Dolphins….Why are the dolphins always forgotten!?!

Season 3 – Episode 47 – Behind Aaron Wallace – November 4, 2015

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This episode Rachel meets and talks with Aaron Wallace about his book, podcast, and Disney life and why you should give Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster another try!

Season 3 – Episode 46 – Behind The Upcoming Disney Releases – November 3, 2015

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On this episode, Zeek and Rachel dive into all the amazing movies coming our in the next four years! Yes…you read that right – four years!

Season 3 – Episode 45 – Tournament Of Podcasts – November 2, 2015

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We have reached our Final Four and are recapping to catch everyone up on these amazing teams: DizRadio, Mouse And The Monorail, Mouse Rants, and DisDads!

Season 3 – Episode 44 – Behind Kristi’s Trip – October 30, 2015

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On this episode of Behind Your Stay, Rachel and Kristi go behind Kristi’s most recent WDW trip and discuss all about it in the second ever Behind The Magic Trip Report!

Season 3 – Episode 43 – Behind Imagination Pavilion – October 29, 2015

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On today’s episode, Rachel and Zeek discuss Captain EO and Journey Into Imagination with Figment! Rachel misses meeting Figment and Zeek tries to find something to write home about.

Season 3 – Episode 42 – Behind Author Andrew Kiste – October 28, 2015

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On today’s episode, Rachel and Zeek interview Andrew Kiste, the author of the book “The Historical Tour of Walt Disney World Volume One”! Listen to this episode to hear all about his first book and maybe hear a little bit about his possible upcoming book!

Season 3 – Episode 41 – Behind The New MagicBands – October 27, 2015


Zeek and Rachel weigh in on the new MagicBands you can make while in the park. We share our thoughts on it and hope to hear yours!

Season 3 – Episode 40 – Tournament of Podcasts – October 26, 2015


Creative Round Matchup DLR vs DizRadio – the winner will face Mouse and the Monorail. Look for the results to air Saturday!

Season 3 – Episode 39 – Behind Rachel’s Trip – October 23, 2015

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On today’s Behind Your Stay, Zeek and Rachel go behind Rachel’s very own trip! Learn about all the fun she had at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and how her Keys to the Kingdom Tour was!

Season 3 – Episode 38 – Behind The Land III – October 22, 2015

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We take a trip into the skies with Soarin’ as we go Behind The Fastpass on this fun LIVE practice episode.

Season 3 – Episode 37 – Behind Lisa Green – October 21, 2015


This episode, Rachel and Zeek interview and discuss all things Disney and Disney Cruise Line with Lisa Green!

Season 3 – Episode 36 – Behind The Extinction Of Towel Animals – October 20, 2015


The wildly loved towel animals are gone! Where did they go, how do we feel, and why – on this episode of Behind The Magic!

Season 3 – Episode 35 – Tournament Of Podcasts – October 19, 2015


This next round has a big twist you can’t miss – Mouse And The Monorail vs 2 Men And The Mouse!

Season 3 – Episode 34 – Behind Your Stay Must Do Attractions – October 16, 2015

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Zeek, Rachel, and Kristi talk about two must-do attractions from each park.

Season 3 – Episode 33 – Behind The Land Pavilion II – October 15, 2015

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We continue to talk about things inside The Land Pavilion and will finish off with Soarin’  on the next episode. What is your favorite part of The Land Pavilion?

Season 3 – Episode 32 – Behind WDWNE – October 14, 2015

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On today’s episode, Zeek and Rachel meet Paulie – a host from the amazing WDW NE Podcast! We talk about all the goings on from Disney, AK, and maybe a little football, too.

Season 3 – Episode 31 – Disney Fan Movements – October 13, 2015

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On today’s episode, Zeek, Tim, and Rachel question petitions! Do they work? Are they worth the effort? Listen in to here what we think!

Season 3 – Episode 30 – Tournament of Podcasts – October 12, 2015

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We continue the Creative Round of the Tournament Of Podcasts where DisDads face Magic Our Way. Who do you think won? Speak out on social media and tune in to the results show this Saturday!

Season 3 – Episode 29 – Behind Your Stay Parkhopping – October 9, 2015

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It’s Friday again! It’s now time to go once again Behind Your Stay! This time the round table of Zeek, Kristi, and Rachel all discuss Parkhopping! As we figure out which one is For, Against, and Just can’t decide!

Season 3 – Episode 28 – Behind The Land I – October 8, 2015

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For our first episode about The Land Pavilion at Epcot, we talk about the attraction Living With The Land. We share some interesting stories and facts, too!

Season 3 – Episode 27 – Behind MMOM – October 7, 2015

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On today’s With Us Wednesday episode, Zeek and Rachel interview Dutch and Russ – hosts on the Mighty Men Of Mouse Podcast! They invite us to play one of the games they play on their podcast!

Season 3 – Episode 26 – Behind The AP Price Change – October 6, 2015

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This Topical Tuesday, Tim, Rachel, and Zeek all get into talks about the New Annual Passes! Listen in to hear what they think of this dramatic Disney decision!

Season 3 – Episode 25 – Tournament Of Podcasts – October 5, 2015

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As we start Round 2 of the Tournament of Podcasts, there are only eight remaining podcasts. Today we look at two of those great podcasts, Mouse Rants and Neverland Podcast, in our creative round. Who will create the better segment? Listen to find out!

Season 3 – Episode 24 – Behind Your Stay Characters – October 2, 2015

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Today Zeek, Rachel, and Kristi go Behind How To Meet Up With Characters and avoid meet and greet lines.

Season 3 – Episode 23 – Behind The Fastpass The Seas – October 1, 2015


Today we go Behind The Seas where we talk about all of the amazing underwater adventure that awaits. This is one of our favorite areas to visit in Epcot!

Season 3 – Episode 22 – Behind Touring Plans – September 30, 2015


This episode we interview Fred Hazelton, to learn more about his amazing work with Touring Plans and how he got into the work of statisticianing!

Season 3 – Episode 21 – Topical Tuesday Trespassed – September 29, 2015


Today’s Topical Tuesday has a very fascinating topic. Listen to Zeek, Rachel, and Tim discuss what they think about this interesting, yet debated topic!

Season 3 – Episode 20 – Tournament of Podcasts – September 28, 2015


The WDW Navigators take on DizRadio to see who will lock up the last spot in our Creative Round. This is a must listen to matchup of heavyweights!

Season 3 – Episode 19 – Behind Your Stay What To Do At Your Resort – September 25, 2015


Zeek, Rachel, & Kristi talk about what to do at your resort while enjoying your stay!

Season 3 – Episode 18 – Behind Mission: SPACE – September 24, 2015


This week on our Behind The Fastpass, Zeek and Rachel go behind EPCOT’s Mission: SPACE to travel to Infinity and beyond!

Season 3 – Episode 17 – Behind WDW Parkhopper – September 23, 2015


Zeek and Rachel are back with another With Us Wednesday. This time we meet WDW Parkhopper Podcast host Dan and get to talk with him about his podcasting adventures in the park all in Stereo sound!

Season 3 – Episode 16 – Behind Food & Wine – September 22, 2015


We’re back again on this Topical Tuesday to talk about the Epcot international Food & Wine Festival. Zeek, Tim, and Rachel all discuss their favorite parts of past festivals and what they’re looking forward to this year!

Season 3 – Episode 15 – Tournament of Podcasts – September 21, 2015


Our third match for Round One pits Mouse Flicks versus Mouse and Monorail. Who will win and move on to the creative round? Listen and find out now!

Season 3 – Episode 14 – Behind Your Last Minute Changes – September 18, 2015


It’s Friday again, and it’s time to go Behind Your Stay to figure out what to do when your plans go a little wonky! Zeek, Kristi, and Rachel are back to talk about what to do when you have to make those last minute adjustments to your trip plans! Eek! Have you guys ever had that happen to you? If so, let us know in the comments; if you dare to tell your planning nightmare!

Season 3 – Episode 13 – Behind Spaceship Earth – September 17, 2015


On today’s episode, Zeek and Rachel are finally back and going Behind The Fastpass once again – now in EPCOT! In this episode we venture behind Spaceship Earth!

Season 3 – Episode 12 – Behind Koalipops! – September 16, 2015


This episode, Zeek and Rachel meet JK the creator of the YouTube channel Koalipops! Learn more about his creative process, behind the scenes, and how he got into content creating!

Season 3 – Episode 11 – Behind Our Thoughts About DizDiningAgent – September 15, 2015


This episode the team, Zeek, Rachel, and Tim, all discuss the newest unofficial service in Disney Dining. We talk about some of the reactions and share our opinions of this service. We would love to hear yours.

Season 3 – Episode 10 – Tournament of Podcasts – September 14, 2015


This episode, Zeek and Rachel question The DisDads Podcast and The Mickey Mutineers in the Round One Trivia of The Behind the Magic Tournament! One of these amazing podcasts will come out as top dog and continue on to compete against Magic our Way in the Creativity round!

Season 3 – Episode 9 – Behind Your Rope Drop – September 11, 2015


Last time we talked about what great arrival day activities to do! Now we answer the important question; should you get up early while on vacation or sleep in? Find out what we think as Zeek and Rachel are joined by Kristi – our Disney World Enthusiast.

Season 3 – Episode 8 – Theme Park Thursday – September 10, 2015


Mondays have been taken over by the Tournament of Podcasts so while Zeek is away Rachel will play! On this episode, Danielle from DWNTS Podcast and Rob from the WDWNavigators podcast create a Land and Resort fit for a Disney king! Let’s get mythical on this Theme Park Thursday!

Season 3 – Episode 7 – Behind The Special Mouse – September 9, 2015


Rachel and Kathleen discuss Kathleen’s Podcast the Special Mouse Podcast on today’s With Us Wednesday. Zeek went solo, now it’s Rachel who flies solo!

Season 3 – Episode 6 – Behind Mickey’s Not So Scary – September 8, 2015


It’s that time again! Tim is back and this episode we discuss Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Zeek, Tim, and Rachel discuss all the things you have to do if attending this magical event!

Season 3 – Episode 5 – Tournament of Podcasts – September 7, 2015


It has started; the Podcast tournament – our first match up WDWPLANTOONS vs Neverland Podcast who will win? Haven’t seen the brackets? Check them out on our Twitter @btmpodcast_!

Season 3 – Episode 4 – Behind Your Stay Arrival Day – September 4, 2015


It’s Friday and that means we get to talk Disney with our resident tipster and trickster Kristi. She gives us amazing insight into the park. Here is your invitation to the party so take a listen!

Season 3 – Episode 3 – Behind Everest – September 3, 2015


Our Behind the Fastpass series continues with Behind Everest. We share stories and interesting facts about the attraction that gives you the chills. Do you have a great story? Let us know at or on twitter @BTMpodcast_.

Season 3 – Episode 2 – Behind Magic With Macs – September 2, 2015


Today we have Magic With Macs joining us for With Us Wednesday; the best day of the week! They are as much fun on a podcast as they are on YouTube!

Season 3 – Episode 1 – Behind The Hype – September 1, 2015


Season 3 is here so we have a quick episode to talk about our new things coming and some returning favorites! Our great new hosts and what’s going on with our favorite returning ones!

Looking for Season 2 episodes? Please click here for the archive!