Modern Mouse Radio-an Unofficial Disney Podcast



An Unofficial Disney podcast that looks at everything Disney, hosted by Josh Taylor and Keith Lapinig. We host Armchair Imagineering, top 10 lists, worst 10 lists, deep conversations on subjects, and all of the latest Disney news from movies to television to theme parks.


  • Marvel and the Future of California Adventure - Modern Mouse Radio #118

    27/07/2016 Duration: 40min

    Josh brings David Erikson from Fresh Baked Disney to the show. They talk about what Disney's California Adventure park has to offer currently, the news of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror being replaced with a Marvel property, the probability of a Marvel Land at the park, and what the future of the park might look like. When Disney's California Adventure opened I don't think we ever suspected the park to look as it does now and in another few years we can probably say the same thing. 

  • Disney Princesses and Female Stereotypes - Modern Mouse Radio #117

    20/07/2016 Duration: 50min

    This episode is a rebroadcast of one of our favorite episodes of Modern Mouse. Last year we dabbled with the idea of bringing social issues to Modern Mouse Radio. This episode was one of the first to tackle an issue of female stereotypes. We bring up if Disney Princesses are actually good role models, how Disney has changed the roles of their princesses, and what that might mean for the future. 

  • Smart Phone Technology at the Disney Parks - Modern Mouse Radio #116

    13/07/2016 Duration: 28min

    Pokemon Go, love it or hate it, has brought us into a new era of how we interact with our phones and the real world. Josh and Angie brainstorm ideas that could be used at the Disney Parks that Disney would easily be able to add to their experiences at the parks. As we evolve technology we are looking to be more interactive with our tech in the real world so how does Disney take advantage of this PokeGo craze and use smart phones to their advantage. Also be sure to check out our shop for shirts, mugs, buttons, and more. It's always being updated with fun new designs. Help support us and get something cool out of it at

  • A Holocaust Survivor Goes to Disneyland - Modern Mouse Radio #115

    06/07/2016 Duration: 17min

    In 1945, Elie Wiesel was in a Jewish concentration camp in Hungary. He saw the worst of the world while he was there. He survived Germany's War on Judaism and ended up in America as a journalist. In 1957 he visited Disneyland, the happiest place on Earth, and reviewed it. In this episode of Modern Mouse Radio Josh brings his experience at Disneyland toe the show. The stark contrast between his time at the concentration camps and at Disneyland, and how he compared the park to the Garden of Eden. Hear Wiesel's story in celebration of his life, his teachings, and his writings.

  • Walt's City of Tomorrow - Modern Mouse Radio #114

    29/06/2016 Duration: 40min

    For the last few weeks, Modern Mouse Radio has been making the transition over to being under the larger brand of Network 1901. The eventual goal is to have everyone who listens to the show be a part of Network 1901 and that the original MMR feed of podcasts will originally go away. So periodically we will be rebroadcasting some of our favorite episodes of Modern Mouse so that those episodes will never be lost.  This episode was originally recorded in January of 2015. Josh talked with Keith Gluck of about Walt's original plan for the EPCOT project as well as if the city was livable or buildable. Plus they discuss the ideas of Walt's city that made it into the regular world  Also be sure to check out Josh on Behind the Magic podcast at where they discuss the alligator attack on Walt Disney World property. 

  • The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head - Modern Mouse Radio #113

    23/06/2016 Duration: 34min

    Josh talks with Ben Lancaster about the production of his new film "The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head" in which Walt Disney's frozen head lives below the Magic Kingdom. Ben is currently working on special effects and post-production of the film. He's recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help finish the film and create some buzz for it's upcoming release. Kickstarter previews will be sometime this winter with a full release next year!  For full notes, to see the trailer to the film, and to get a link to the Kickstarter, check out the notes at

  • The Balance of Security and Magic - Modern Mouse Radio #112

    15/06/2016 Duration: 47min

    Josh and Angie spend this week talking about a how Disney has to handle times of heightened security and the best ways of going about that while still creating magical experience for guests! The balance of safety, security, and magic is tricky at a Disney park, where large crowds gather daily. What can cast members and guests do to help Disney protect their parks and their guests as well as helping hide some of the security so the Happiest Place on Earth continues to feel just as happy!

  • Nathan Monk's Real Life Rags to Riches Disney Story - Modern Mouse Radio #111

    08/06/2016 Duration: 53min

    This week Josh is joined by Nathan Monk, author of "Chasing the Mouse" and homeless activist. Nathan talks about his biographical book and his story of being a homeless child and the dream of one day being able to walk through the gates of the Magic Kingdom. Nathan does realize his dream but he also took his experiences with being homeless and used it to help others. He's opened a shelter and is taking the earnings from his book to start a new idea that may be the future of helping those homeless folks in need. see the full show notes at and

  • The Relationship Between Disney and It's Fans - Modern Mouse Radio #110

    01/06/2016 Duration: 40min

    Ever since we've been involved with the Disney fan community, the internet has been a fun exciting place to explore opinions, history, speculation, rumors, and more. In recent years, Disney has tried to appeal to both the general population and their super fans, but has Disney gone out of their way to cater to their super fans that it's hurting the regular family of 4 who want to make the trip to Disneyland once in their lifetime? Are Disney fans pushing the general audience out of being able to afford vacations or trips to the movies? Is Disney working with it's fans to promote it's upcoming work? All of these ideas are explored in this week's Modern Mouse Radio episode!

  • What's Next for the Muppets? - Modern Mouse Radio #109

    25/05/2016 Duration: 47min

    Josh is joined this week by Jordan Duncan, a coordinator at the Center for Puppetry Arts as well as a big fan of all things Muppets. This week's topic is all about how Disney could handle the Muppet franchise or if the Muppets are a lost cause. With major hits from all of it's other purchased franchises, does Disney need or want the beloved Jim Henson creation? Be sure to see the full show notes at

  • A Haunted Mansion Documentary - Modern Mouse Radio #108

    18/05/2016 Duration: 34min

    Josh is joined this week by James Carter of the Creepy Kingdom podcast as he starts his newest venture, a feature length documentary about Disney's Haunted Mansion attraction and it's fans. The Haunted Mansion, unlike any other attraction, also has roots in horror, and for that reason has garnered an interesting and unique audience that doesn't fit elsewhere at the Disney parks, but is very passionate and vocal. This new documentary will be exploring everything from Haunted Mansion themed weddings to Bats Day, to Haunted Houses inspired by the original. To find more about the new documentary head to or check the show notes for our show at

  • Disney and the LGBT Community - Modern Mouse Radio #107

    05/05/2016 Duration: 26min

    Josh is joined by friend Peter Armado to discuss Disney's ongoing relationship with the LGBT community. From Disney's involvement in Georgia politics to a possible gay Star Wars character. They strive to cover everything Disney has done for the community or has yet to do and what the LGBT's relationship is like with Disney in the 21st Century. See the full show notes at

  • We're Moving to Wednesdays

    03/05/2016 Duration: 01min

    Modern Mouse Radio is moving from Mondays to Wednesdays. Expecta new episode this Wednesday May 4th, 2016 and not one today. Thisis the formal announcement of our permanent move to Wednesday. Moreannouncements will come soon, but just know we are making this moveand you can catch our show on Wednesdays now!

  • Disney's Approach to Social Issues - Modern Mouse Radio #106

    26/04/2016 Duration: 41min

    Josh is joined by Andy Herndon from The DCast. They discuss Disney's approach to mature social issues like identity, racism, love, and politics as Disney has added these themes to their films in the past few years. Andy, as a father of 3, talks about Disney helping his children question the themes they see and the discussions that come out of them. For full show notes, head to

  • Intellectual Properties vs. Original Imagineering - Modern Mouse Radio #105

    18/04/2016 Duration: 54min

    Josh is joined by Dale from The DCast podcast to talk about Disney's developing trend of using Intellectual Properties like Star Wars, Cars, and Avatar to create attractions and lands at their theme parks instead of creating new original ideas from scratch like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, and the Enchanted Tiki Room. Josh and Dale discuss all sides of the argument for and against this new trend as well as ideas that Disney could use to balance their act.See the full show notes at

  • Armchair Imagineers w/ Josh Combs - Modern Mouse Radio #104

    12/04/2016 Duration: 01h02min

    Before our 100th episode we created a contest to be the next Armchair Imagineer. Josh Combs won that contest and is joining us this week to talk about Disneyland's Tomorrowland and the ideas we would propose to create a fun and interesting experience for park guests. Chime in with your ideas as well and help us create a better least at Modern Mouse. See the full show notes at

  • Redefining Disney's Animal Kingdom - Modern Mouse Radio #103

    05/04/2016 Duration: 48min

    Mike and Dave from the Radio Harambe podcast join Josh this week to discuss the changing vibe of Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom park. With the additions of nighttime entertainment this year and next year's addition of an Avatar themed land, it seems like the emphasis on animals is being pushed to the side. The guys look at how the animals are necessary for the park and how Disney can make the effort to market and establish the connection with nature and animals and park guests.See the full show notes at

  • Aulani and Hotel Only Resorts - Modern Mouse Radio #102

    29/03/2016 Duration: 45min

    Dave Tuppers joins Josh this week to talk about Aulani, a resort he loves and lives close to in Hawaii as well as the future of Hotel Only resorts in the Disney company. It seems like Disney is spending money left and right to pop up new theme parks worldwide but what about spending less money to add more hotel only resorts? Josh and Dave come up with theories and ideas for these types of resorts and what makes Aulani and others like it a good place to shell out the cash to stay there.

  • Daredevils and Storymakers - Modern Mouse News

    22/03/2016 Duration: 25min

    Angie and Josh talk about what's gone down this month in the Disney realm including Daredevil season 2 hitting Netflix, the new mobile game "Magic Kingdoms", Indiana Jones 5 announcements, and Storymaker added to Disney World with personalized greetings on the Small World attraction. Show notes can be found at

  • Peter Alden's Disney Rock and Roll - Modern Mouse Radio #101

    15/03/2016 Duration: 40min

    Josh sat down to talk with Peter Alden about his new album titled "Kingdom Classics". The album is all Disney covers with a 1950s Rock and Roll twist. Normally Pete performs as Elvis or covers other early rock and roll songs around the Florida area. Now he is branching out with this all-Disney album. So what did he have to say about Disney, his Elvis persona, the making of the new album, and more. Be sure to check out the show notes as well over at

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