Behind The Magic Podcast – Season 4

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Welcome to Season 4 of Behind The Magic Podcast!

This “snack credit” of podcasts is a unique 15-minute daily Disney podcast hosted by Zeek, Rachel, and myself. Every day Monday through Friday you can join us for entertaining Disney information, discussions, guests, games, and more. We’ll be surprising you each and every day with all of our funny stories and Disney insider knowledge. And of course, we’ll also keep you up-to-date on all of the latest Disney news and gossip.

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

  • Monday ~ Mouse Whispers Mondays with all of the latest Disney gossip and rumors!
  • Tuesday ~ Topical Tuesdays with exciting Disney discussions!
  • 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!
  • Friday ~ Fun Fridays with fantastic fun and games!

We hope you enjoy our show!


Season 4 – Episode 56 – Mouse Whispers Water Parade – February 22, 2016

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This episode Zeek, Kristi, and Rachel discuss the Water Parade in Seven Seas Lagoon and how it could be replaced! That and so much more on this season’s final Mouse Whisper Monday!


Season 4 – Episode 53 – Behind Tad Stones Part 2 – February 17, 2016

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On today’s Part 2 episode of Behind The Magic, Zeek and Rachel talk with amazing Animator, Producer, and all around fantastic guy Tad Stones!


Season 4 – Episode 49 – Behind Japan – February 11, 2016

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On this episode Kristi, Zeek, and Rachel discuss the Japan pavilion, Roy Disney, and great spots to watch IllumiNations!


Season 4 – Episode 47 – Behind Drone Wars – February 9, 2016

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On this epic Topical Tuesday, we discuss a topic that is for the birds, well, at least for the drone lovers. Disney is designing new tech. Find out all about it on this episode!


Season 4 – Episode 46 – Mouse Whisper Monday Disney Nightlife – February 8, 2016

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Today on this Mouse Whisper Monday, we talk about a new pleasurable island of adult night life gone underground at Disney!


Season 4 – Episode 44 – Behind Morocco – February 4, 2016

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On today’s episode Kristi, Zeek, and Rachel all discuss our next pavilion in the park! The Morocco Pavilion! We discuss belly dancers and The Backside of Tower Of Terror!


Season 4 – Episode 43 – Behind Tad Stones Part 1 – February 3, 2016

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On today’s episode of Behind The Magic, Zeek and Rachel talk with amazing Animator, Producer, and all around fantastic guy Tad Stones! They discuss his adventures in Disney, animating right out of school, and drooling crocodiles of course!


Season 4 – Episode 42 – Happy Birthday – February 2, 2016

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On today’s episode Kristi takes over and chats with Rachel and Zeek about how the first year of Behind The Magic has progressed and what they want to see in the future!


Season 4 – Episode 41 – Mouse Whispers Monday Disney Quest – February 1, 2016

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On today’s episode Zeek, Kristi, and Rachel all discuss Kristi’s latest Mouse Whisper containing rumors of the continued running of Disney Springs, Disney Quest, the shrine to the NBA, and much more!


Season 4 – Episode 39 – Behind The America Pavilion – January 28, 2016

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On today’s episode of Behind The Fastpass, Rachel, Kristi, and Zeek talk about the differences between Fried Dough and Funnel Cakes, the amazing American bathrooms, and of course, The American Adventure!


Season 4 – Episode 38 – Behind James Chats – January 27, 2016

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This Episode Rachel and Zeek talk with James Hull also known as James Chats on YouTube – All about his channel, the amazing Disney Bounding trips he takes with his awesome girlfriend Lizzy, and of course, we introduce him to Push!


Season 4 – Episode 37 – Behind Costumes In Disney – January 26, 2016

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We discuss the topic of costumes in Disneyland and Walt Disney World – how often the rules get enforced, what we think about it, what Rachel was told when she called Disney to find out about it all, and more on this episode of Behind The Magic!


Season 4 – Episode 36 – Mouse Whispers Monday New Character Spot – January 25, 2016

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Today we talk about the Mouse Whisper about a new character spot. Where will it be? Will you go there?


Season 4 – Episode 35 – Fun Friday – January 22, 2016

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Today we play the Hot Potato Head game and toss around some of our favorite Disney characters. How do you think you can do? Give it a try! We had a blast and hope you do too!


Season 4 – Episode 34 – Behind Italy – January 21, 2016

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Today we talk about the Italy Pavilion in Epcot and what to do there. Italian food is of course a highlight. Man, now I want to eat pizza just thinking about this episode!


Season 4 – Episode 33 – Behind Maxell Glick – January 20, 2016

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This episode Rachel and Zeek sit down to chat with YouTuber, actor, and all-around-fun-guy Maxwell Glick! They discuss his YouTube series “This Week in Disney”, red versus white socks, and so much more on this episode of Behind The Magic!


Season 4 – Episode 32 – Behind Walt’s Birthplace – January 19, 2016

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On today’s episode Zeek, Kristi, and Rachel all discuss Walt’s Birthplace a new endeavor to restore Walt Disney’s childhood home into an amazing landmark and museum. Rachel lets you in on some Zootopia‬ pin news and Kristi lays down her Walt facts!


Season 4 – Episode 31 – Mouse Whispers Monday Walt’s in Disney Springs – January 18, 2016

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Kristi brings us another amazing Mouse Whisper Monday and we discuss what might be a great dining experience coming to Disney Springs. Zeek and Rachel give their two cents on this as well.


Season 4 – Episode 30 – First Fun Friday – January 15, 2016

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Today we start a new tradition. Fridays it’s fun and games time here on Behind The Magic. Why not start with our ABCs? Join us on this alphabet adventure!


Season 4 – Episode 29 – Behind Germany – January 14, 2016

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Today we talk about the Germany Pavilion. We get excited over the great food and drinks as well as the other fun things around the pavilion. Did someone say trains?


Season 4 – Episode 28 – Behind Fresh Baked Disney – January 13, 2016

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On today’s episode of Behind The Magic, Zeek and Rachel talk to the guys and gal over at Fresh Baked Disney; discussing their origins and of course, Push in the parks!


Season 4 – Episode 27 – Toothbrush Topic – January 12, 2016

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This episode Rachel, Kristi and Zeek all talk about an incident that happened down at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World with a family and their Hello Kitty toothbrush!


Season 4 – Episode 26 – MWM Muppets – January 11, 2016

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On today’s episode, we make a couple of big announcements about where the show is headed in 2016 including Mouse Whisper Mondays where Kristi comes on to talk all about her newest rumor about the Muppets!


Season 4 – Episode 24 – Behind China – January 7, 2016

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On this episode Zeek and Rachel go through the China Pavilion in Epcot talking about interesting architecture, Zeek’s love for museums, and funny topiaries!


Season 4 – Episode 23 –  Behind Pete Trabucco – January 6, 2016

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Today Rachel rides solo on this episode where she meets Pete Trabucco – author of the book “America’s Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks”!


Season 4 – Episode 22 – Behind Not Getting Into Disney – January 5, 2016

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This episode Zeek and Rachel discuss the topical park capacity problems from Walt Disney World. Also why Rachel as an Annual Passholder would make the WORST trip planner EVER!!


Season 4 – Episode 21 – Behind 2015 – January 4, 2016

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2015 was an amazing year for us from just starting to getting to know people from every state and so many countries. You guys are amazing and we love you! This is a great episode to catch you up on what’s been happening throughout the year.


Season 4 – Episode 20 – Behind Our Disney Resolutions – January 1, 2016

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Zeek, Rachel, and Kristi talk about their Disney resolutions. What are yours? We look forward to spending another year with you!


Season 4 – Episode 19 – Behind He Said She Said Podcast – December 30, 2015

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On today’s With Us Wednesday, Zeek and Rachel get to meet Kally and Scott from the He Said She Said Podcast! They go head to head in a wit round challenge and of course discuss their love for Disney!


Season 4 – Episode 18 – Behind AI Monorails – December 29, 2015

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On today’s episode Rachel and Zeek talk about the news on automated monorails and Rachel dreams of more monorails in the Walt Disney World future!


Season 4 – Episode 17 – Magical Mythical New Years – December 28, 2015

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This episode Zeek must create three magical and mythical New Year’s celebrations for the Walt Disney World park goers; that and listening to Rachel fumble as she fails at her own challenge are all on today’s episode of Behind The Magic!


Season 4 – Episode 16 – Christmas Special – December 22, 2015

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This Episode Zeek, Jerry, and Rachel, all talk about their favorite Christmas specials -both Disney and not! Rachel gets an earful about not liking Muppets and we see that practically anything can be compared to an old movie!


Season 4 – Episode 15 – Behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens –  December 21, 2015

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This episode, Zeek and Rachel get into talking about the latest Star Wars movie – The Force Awakens! They discuss their favorite characters and interesting plot points! Warning SPOILERS!!!


Season 4 – Episode 14 – Behind Your Queue – December 18, 2015

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This episode of Behind Your Stay, Zeek, Rachel, and Kristi all discuss their favorite and least favorite queues in the Walt Disney World parks!


Season 4 – Episode 13 – Behind Norway – December 17, 2015

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On today’s Behind the Fastpass Rachel and Zeek move from Mexico to Norway to discuss the old Stave church and how much Zeek loooooves Frozen!


Season 4 – Episode 12 – Behind Geekin’ on WDW – December 16, 2015

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This episode Rachel, Zeek, and Kristi meet Curtis and Lindsey from Geekin’ on WDW the family friendly, father/daughter podcast that will feed your passion for Walt Disney World by sharing their experiences and opinions as well as others from our community of Walt Disney World geeks!


Season 4 – Episode 11 – Security Rumors – December 15, 2015

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This episode Zeek, Rachel, and Kristi, discuss on this Topical Tuesday. Kristi gives us an extra rumor about possible upcoming security measures coming to the Walt Disney World parks!


Season 4 – Episode 10 – Tournament of Podcasts – December 14, 2015

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Our announcement is here of our winner. Thank you to all of our competitors!


Season 4 – Episode 9 – Behind Your Snacks – December 11, 2015

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On today’s episode of Behind Your Stay, Zeek, Kristi, and Rachel all list their top 3 Walt Disney World snacks from the parks!


Season 4 – Episode 8 – Behind Mexico – December 10, 2015

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On today’s episode of Behind The FastPass, Rachel and Zeek travel into the World Showcase taking a wild circular tour of all of the amazing pavilions!


Season 4 – Episode 7 – Behind Together In The Dream – December 9, 2015

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This episode Rachel and Zeek meet RJ and Suzanne Ogren who are the authors of the book “Together in the Dream”! Listen to this episode to hear about RJ’s amazing time as an Audio-Animatronic artist and Suzanne’s epic adventures as a character performer!


Season 4 – Episode 6 – Behind The Tournament Of Podcasts – December 8, 2015

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Talk about all the great participants in this year’s Tournament of Podcasts!


Season 4 – Episode 5 – Tournament Of Podcasts Finale – December 7, 2015

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On today’s tournament episode, we find out the Final Two – DizRadio versus DisDadsPodcast! Both Aaron and Jonathan have 3 rounds to complete to come out on top. Be sure to vote for your favorite on social media by using the hashtag #BTMTourney and let us know who you think won!


Season 4 – Episode 4 – Behind Your Stay Quick Service – December 4, 2015

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On this episode of Behind Your Stay Zeek, Kristi, and Rachel discuss their favorite quick service restaurants in the parks! What’s your favorite quick service in each of the parks?


Season 4 – Episode 3 – Behind Test Track – December 3, 2015

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This episode Rachel and Zeek go back once again Behind The Fastpass of Test Track in Epcot!


Season 4 – Episode 2 – Behind RobPlaysThatGame – December 2, 2015

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This episode Zeek and Rachel talk with Rob from the YouTube channel RobPlaysThatGame. They discuss all things Disney and how to be your own armchair Imagineer!


Season 4 – Episode 1 – Behind DisDating Sites – December 1, 2015

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This episode, Zeek and Rachel discuss two new fan-made Disney websites both bringing the community together!


Looking for Season 3 episodes? Please click here for the archive!