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The Backside Of Water - A Disneyland History Podcast
35 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Episode 66: Tomorrowland Part II
We're finally back!!!!! Thank you so much for your patience with us as it may have seen like we dropped off the face of the earth. But worry not, we have a brand-new exciting episode for you on this, Disneyland's birthday! Listen and Alex, Freddy, and Annie continue to explore the wonders of the Hall Of Forgotten Tomorrowland Attractions and learn some amazing Disneyland history along the way. For instance, did you know that Disneyland once housed a pig made out of pure aluminum!? Or did that Disneyland once had an official gasoline? Learn more about this pig and this gas along with so much more on our newest episode!!!
31 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Episode 65: Tomorrowland Part I
The gang is all here in the latest episode of The Backside Of Water. The crew finds themselves back in Al's Imaginarium Studio to record the latest episode focusing on exploring the origins and early days of Tomorrowland. They discuss how the fear of the atomic bomb ended up leading to the success of Tomorrowland as well as the futurism of Walt Disney himself. Things take a very interesting turn, though, when Al take the gang for a ride on a brand new attraction prototype showcasing the extinct attractions of Tomorrowland. So, strap on your jet pack, grab some dehydrated fruit, and enjoy the newest episode of the Backside of Water!
4 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Episode 64: Backside Of Water January 2021 Update
Hi friends! As happens every year, we will not be releasing a full episode of the Backside of Water this month. We spent the month December spending the holidays connecting with our families and took some needed rest so we could be ready to hit the ground running when we release our 1st episode in the brand new series covering Tomorrowland!!If you'd like your Backside of Water fix for January, consider joining our Patreon network to find two brand-new full-length episodes ready for your listening ears!! Simply go to www.patreon.com/bsownetwork to get the latest episodes of BSOW: Backstage and Did You Know Disney. Thank you again for all your support and we can't wait to release part 1 of the Tomorrowland exploration February 17th, 2021!
44 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Episode 63: Backside Of Water Holiday Special: Walt's Fortune
Happy Holidays, everyone! We are pleased as holiday punch to bring you this very special holiday themed episode. If you're missing Disneyland as much as we are this season, this episode is for you. We pulled out all the stops on this one and filled it to the brim with yuletide cheer! Join the gang as they travel around the entire park seeking to uncover the truth behind the Legendary Fortune that Walt Disney hid inside the park! Along the way you'll get a ton of very fun historical tidbits about the park too! We should also mention that we tried to make this episode FEEL as much like a visit to the park as possible. So for those who are missing some Disneyland, be sure to listen to this episode with a pair of headphones, just to get the entire Disneyland experience. Now, without any further ado, enjoy this very special holiday episode, brought to you by the entire BSOW team. Happy holidays, everyone!Written by: Alex StewartDirected by: Alex StewartEdited by: Daniel Martin (You did an awesome job, bro!!!)Sound Design by: Alex Stewart
43 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
It's finally here!! We get to explore an actual ride again! After many, many, months of exploring walkthroughs and experiences it is a real treat for the gang to be able to ride ToonTown's one and only E-Ticket attraction! On this episode we dive deep into the big city side of ToonTown and explore the seedy back alleys and shady cab companies that populate the booming cityscape of ToonTown. So throw that hand high in the air, give a loud whistle, and hail the first cab you can find to take a drive through the wacky, zany, and wonderful world of Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin.BIG NEWS: Thanks to Freddy Martin we were able to score an interview with former Vice President of Imagineering and creator of ToonTown, Joe Lanzisero over on Did You Know Disney. And since Did You Know Disney has migrated over to our BSOW Network Patreon it is only available if you're a member. BUT for the next 30 days the episode is available and able to be listened to! This is our gift to you as listeners during the upcoming holiday season. While you're there, consider becoming a member of BSOW Network to receive even more exclusive monthly content with other amazing Disney figures and more! You can find the Patreon by visiting https://www.patreon.com/bsownetworkor visiting www.patreon.com and searching for BSOW NetworkWritten by: Freddy MartinVocal Edit by: Annie RuygtSound Design and Mixing by: Alex Stewart
32 minutes | Oct 18, 2020
Well, oh, boy! We are beyond excited to explore the story of Minnie Mouse and her quaint little abode during this episode of the Backside of Water! During this episode we explore the history of Mickey's favorite gal as well as Walt's favorite gal, his wife, Lillian Disney. So grab those earbuds, slap on a big red bow, and get ready for another crazy exploration of the rich history, awesome stories, and fascinating details behind your favorite Disney attractions!By the way, We have launched a brand new listening experience called the BSOW Network over at Patreon.com. By becoming a member you'll have access to up to TWO additional shows a month! just visit: https://www.patreon.com/bsownetworkWritten By: Alex StewartDirected By: Alex StewartVocal Edits By: Annie RuygtSound Mixing and Design By: Alex Stewart
44 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Mickey's House Part 3
In this thrilling conclusion, Freddy, Annie, and Alex continue their winding journey through Mickey's House in ToonTown discovering even more facts and history than they can handle! They discuss the everything from the constant twilight in Mickey's backyard to mysterious, seemingly out of place mirrors and more! Grab a funnel cake and join us for the final installment of the three part series exploring the house of the mouse that built it all!
60 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Mickey's House Part 2
Annie, Freddy, and Alex continue their insanely deep and dense dive into the life and times of Mickey Mouse in this second of three episodes that will walk you as the listener through the house of the Mouse that started it all! Listen along as they point out some of the amazing details and easter eggs Imagineers peppered throughout the house as a way of paying tribute to storied and rich career of Mickey Mouse. In this episode the gang, again, are only able to make it through one room of the house due to the sheer density of the history housed within its walls. This episode is sure to make you want to take a visit to Mickey's house for the very first time, or revisit it with new eyes.Please be sure to follow BSOW's Instagram account and Facebook community by searching for The Backside of Water Podcast on both of those platforms.You can also check out what our hosts are up to by following them on Instagram and Twitter:Freddy Martin: @skipperfreddyAnnie Ruygt: @annieruygtAlex Stewart: The_backside_of_waterEnjoy!
31 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Mickey's House Part 1
Join the gang as they embark on a wonderful journey through the house and the history behind the mouse who started it all. In this episode Alex, Annie, and Freddy only make it through the first room in Mickey's house because of the vast amount of history found in the walls of this hallowed house. You'll hear about the story behind some of the greatest curios in the main living room as well as a rousing telling of the history behind the origins of Mickey Mouse (once heard on the podcast Did You Know Disney). So grab a cool beverage, prop up your feet and enjoy the latest episode of The Backside of Water!
77 minutes | May 27, 2020
Bonus Live Episode - What Does Disneyland Mean To Me?
Our very first live recording!! That's right, back in March of 2020 we gathered in the Sipping Office (Trevor Kelly's majestic backyard Jungle Cruise Themed Tiki Bar) to let our hair down and share stories about what exactly Disneyland means to all of us. We thought that at this point, pretty much the middle point of our journey through the park, it would be great for us (and our wonderful friends who joined us for the live taping) to share just what we love about The Happiest Place On Earth. A very special thank you to Trevor and Jessica, all the artists who came out and shared their works with everyone, and all of our wonderful fans who bundled up and braved a cold, rainy night to have some fun with us. Without any further ado, enjoy our first (but certainly not our last) live episode of The Backside of Water!
51 minutes | Apr 12, 2020
Chip N' Dale's Treehouse
Wait, stop! Don't pass over this episode! I know you may not love Chip N' Dale's Treehouse, heck, you may not have known it even existed. But I assure you, you won't regret learning about the history of this little tree, nestled in the back corner of ToonTown. In this episode we explore the history of the two 'munks who call this tree home, including how they represent the many sides of Walt Disney. We also explore the vast connection the parks as a whole have to trees, as well as our human connection to trees as well. So whether, you're a Disney history nut, or a cashew-al admirer of the parks, Chip 'N Dale's Treehouse is most certainly an attraction worth getting to know. Enjoy!Show Credits:Written By: Freddy MartinEngineering By: Annie Ruygt, Alex Stewart, and Freddy MartinSound Mixing & Design By: Alex StewartDirected By: Alex Stewart
38 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Gadget's Go Coaster
On this episode of the Backside Of Water, Alex, Annie, and Freddy explore that little resiliant coaster tucked back in the corner of Toon Town. Some may see this attraction as a pass over attraction, and as such, may see this episode as a pass-by episode. But I assure you, this episode is far from a pass-by episode! You will learn a TON of awesome information about this attraction and even more about the park history as a whole! So grabs some acorns and your best chums and enjoy the latest episode of The Backside of Water!
50 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
Bonus Episode: The Society of Explorers & Adventurers: A Deeper Dive
In this special bonus episode, join Alex, Annie, and Freddy as they go on a thrilling worldwide adventure to uncover even more secrets of Disney's most famous and infamous secret organization, The Society Of Explorers and Adventurers. A very special thank you to our good friend Mike Mulligan (@captaincosplay) for the use of his amazing vocal talent and hard work on this episode. So, grab your nearest fez, pour yourself a nice beverage, and enjoy this latest episode of the Backside Of Water
5 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
Special Announcement: Win Tickets To The Live Taping Of The Backside of Water
On Sunday March 1st, 2020 we are going to be recording a live taping of The Backside of Water and Did You Know Disney in Anaheim, CA at 7:30pm. This special bonus episode will center around what Disneyland means to us, not just the hosts, but for those attending the event. That’s right, you’ll also have the opportunity to share your thoughts and memories about The Happiest Place On Earth alongside us. Of course there’s no pressure to share if you’d rather just enjoy the taping instead. The Did You Know Disney episode that will be recorded that night will focus on the wonders of Adventureland! As an added bonus, the very talented tiki/mid-century artist Trevor Kelly as well as Jungle Cruise artist and historian Dr. David Marley will have a specially curated collection of Jungle Cruise and tiki themed merchandise that can be purchased at the event as well!!Jump on to Instagram and Facebook and see more details on how to score two tickets to this event!
29 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
All aboard, who're coming aboard! In this episode, Freddy, Annie, and Alex board Donald's boat to explore the fun and fancy free of this quaint little barge. They discuss the interesting curios aboard the boat as well as the interesting history behind Donald Duck and his family tree. Freddy also shares a very touching story about his connection with his dad and Donald. So, grab your sunscreen and Dramamine and set sail with us aboard Donald Duck's boat.
40 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
The Case Of The Purloined Parrots: A Very Tiki Holiday Special
Join Alex and Freddy in this fully immersive holiday adventure as they seek to save the Tiki Room's tiki birds from an uncertain future while Annie and Dr. Sneck struggle to get back from the past. A very happy holidays to you, our wonderful listeners. Thanks for a great year of exploring the rich history behind our favorite Disney attractions with us. We look forward to another year of deep dives, dad jokes, and everything in between. We wish you and yours a very merry and bright holiday season and we'll see you in the new year!
49 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Join Freddy and Alex as they explore the first house in ToonTown's quiet suburbs. In this episode the hosts explore the amazing history of the iconic character of Goofy as well as the history of his house. This is an episode you really won't want to miss!
98 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
Mickey's Toon Town
On this very special, AND very lengthy episode Alex is joined for the first time by newest co-host, Freddy Martin to discuss the amazingly rich and intricate history of Mickey's Toon Town. Join Freddy and Alex as they discuss the fantastic story that frames the narrative around that area of the park, the rise and fall of Michael Eisner, early land concepts including Roger Rabbit's Hollywood, and more! Alex even tries his hand at some armchair Imagineering at the end of the episode. It is a pleasure to have Freddy on board and we eagerly await Annie's return from the past with Dr. Sneck!
47 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
It's A Small World Part II
In part II of our thrilling conclusion of the story of the iconic attraction It's A Small World, Alex and Annie find themselves perusing the show room floor of The Happiest Exhibit That Ever Sailed. This exhibit showcases the most precious and rare It's A Small World artifacts from the 1964 World's Fair. As they explore the artifacts and share some great tidbits, they uncover a mystery so big that only one person can be behind it! A very special thanks to Michael Mulligan for joining us on this episode.
63 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
It's A Small World Part I
Set sail with Alex and Annie as they navigate the rich history behind one of the most beloved attractions in Disney history! On this Part I episode our two hosts explore the story of the 1964-1965 World's Fair, the very fair that It's A Small World was created for. You will learn about Walt's Disney's heavy involvement in the creation of the most memorable attractions at the Fair outside of just It's A Small World. For Disney history fans, this episode is one you will be sure you don't want to miss! So grab your life preserver, your sea sickness pills, and climb aboard as we explore the amazing story behind It's A Small World!
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