Episode 121.5 – A Special Episode

Special Episode 121.5

Lots of podcasts seem to be ending right now. At least 3 that I listen to have announced they are ending between now and the end of the year, and maybe a half dozen more have faded away during the year. Not us. I have too many more people and stories to bring to you. Seriously, you should see my list of people I’ve contacted or want to contact. I’ve got a ton on there!

 

That said, Stories of the Magic is taking a break. I didn’t really want to do this now, but I have to, for one simple reason: My podcast equipment is literally falling apart. The headphones hurt to wear and the microphone quality is getting worse. I need to replace it before I can do any more Skype interviews. What you’re hearing now I’m recording on my phone because I can’t use the regular equipment even for this.

 

So, Stories of the Magic will be on hiatus until the first of the year & will resume as soon as possible after that. I’ll be working on scheduling guests so I can start interviews as soon as I can in the new year. But I have to wait until after the holidays to replace my equipment. I know what mic I plan to get, and which headphones, and neither are terribly expensive—they’re just more than I have at the moment. Once I have those, I’ll be able to start back up, with better quality than ever before—the quality you and my guests deserve!

 

I’m planning a couple of changes when the podcast returns. I asked a few episodes ago if you would be interested in me including a Disney tidbit in each episode. I got enough positive feedback on it that we’re going to give it a try. Also, I’l be adding Disney news to website—not the podcast, there are enough podcasts that include Disney news—just to the website.

 

How can you help?

  • Tell your friends. Share your favorite episode. Get them listening to the shows currently available.
  • Join me for the Skywalking Through Neverland & Stories of the Magic podcast cruise. It’ll be a great vacation for you, an amazing cruise—Disney cruises always are—and it’s all made even better sailing with friends and fellow listeners!
  • http://storiesofthemagic.com/support: I’ve got a list and links to several other options you can choose from—things from buying my books to making a straight donation to hiring me for some of the services I can provide.
  • Of course, you don’t have to spend money to support the show (though it helps—iTunes reviews won’t buy a microphone), and I’ve got those on the Support page, too. Reviews, feedback, sharing your own stories, and more. There’s literally something on that page for every listener.

 

 

Thanks for listening!

 

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Episode 121 – Jennifer Marx (PassPorter Guidebooks), Part 2

Jennifer MarxIn this episode, we continue a conversation with Jennifer Marx, the founder & creator of the PassPorter guidebooks. In part 1, she told us about how she became interested in Disney, how the PassPorter guidebooks came to be, what’s changed over the years, some of her biggest challenges, and more.

In this episode, Jennifer talks about…

  • Adapting to changing technology
  • The PassPorter newsletter
  • World of Color viewing tips
  • The future of PassPorter as she sees it now
  • Questions she often gets about the Disney Dining Plan
  • Some of her favorite things at or about WDW that might surprise people
  • Attempts to organize her many thousands of photos
  • What she would do if she could have any job working for the Walt Disney Company
  • What she never gets asked that she wishes people would ask her
  • What inspires her
  • Her advice to you for following your own dream
  • Shameless Plug Time!

 

Find Jennifer:

 

Podcasts Spotlighted in this Episode:

Details about the Listeners, Fans, & Friends cruise can be found in episode 119 of Stories of the Magic. Or email cruise@storiesofthemagic.com!

I want to hear from you, so please email me, leave a comment below, or call the Listener Feedback line at (734) 23-STORY.

If you call in, don’t worry about having to sound perfect. If you ask me to, I’ll edit out any mistakes so you sound as good as you possibly can. You’re even welcome to start your entire story over again and I’ll use the “take” you want! If you want to submit a story anonymously, for whatever reason you may have, email it to me and tell you me you wanted it shared that way. I’ll read it on the podcast, but keep your name private.

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 120 – Jennifer Marx (PassPorter Guidebooks), Part 1

Jennifer Marx

In this episode, we begin a conversation with Jennifer Marx, who has had to wait much too long for me to get this episode released! Jennifer is the founder & creator of the PassPorter guidebooks, which has expanded into so much more than that. And the PassPorter guides are pretty incredible themselves!

In this episode, Jennifer talks about…

  • What’s making her smile today
  • How she became interested in Disney, especially Walt Disney World
  • What stands out to her from her first trip there as an adult
  • How the PassPorter Guide Book came to be
  • What makes PassPorter different from other guidebooks
  • How it’s changed over the years
  • The introduction of the brand new Live Guides—this is an amazing new product!
  • Some of the major milestones between the first PassPorter and the Live Guides
  • When it outgrew—or, really, re-directed—from her original vision
  • Whether she gets carried away making updates in the Live Guides because it’s just so much fun
  • The biggest challenges she’s faced along the way

 

Find Jennifer:

 

Podcasts Spotlighted in this Episode:

 

 

Details about the Listeners, Fans, & Friends cruise can be found in episode 119 of Stories of the Magic. Or email cruise@storiesofthemagic.com!

 

I want to hear from you, so please email me, leave a comment below, or call the Listener Feedback line at (734) 23-STORY.

If you call in, don’t worry about having to sound perfect. If you ask me to, I’ll edit out any mistakes so you sound as good as you possibly can. You’re even welcome to start your entire story over again and I’ll use the “take” you want! If you want to submit a story anonymously, for whatever reason you may have, email it to me and tell you me you wanted it shared that way. I’ll read it on the podcast, but keep your name private.

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 119 – Podcast Cruise Details and Q&A

Podcast Cruise

Today, we have a very special episode. If you’ve been listening for the last few months, you’ve heard me talk a bit about the Stories of the Magic / Skywalking Through Neverland cruise that’s now less than a year away. 359 days from today, September 23, if I’ve counted right.

Well, on episode 134 of Skywalking Through Neverland, I sat down with Richard & Sarah Woloski and we talked all about the cruise, and I’m going to play that portion of their show for you here. We have a lot of great details, fun ideas, and answered questions, so if you’re curious at all about joining us for this cruise, or if you’re curious about Disney cruises in general, you’re going to want to hear this.

This chat is part of a much longer great episode of Skywalking Through Neverland, so I encourage you, after you’ve listened to this and contacted me for more details about the podcast cruise, head over there and listen to the rest of their show. I’ll include a link in the show notes here, of course.

 

Podcasts Spotlighted in this Episode:

 

Cruise Information Request:

 

I want to hear from you, so please email me, leave a comment below, or call the Listener Feedback line at (734) 23-STORY.

If you call in, don’t worry about having to sound perfect. If you ask me to, I’ll edit out any mistakes so you sound as good as you possibly can. You’re even welcome to start your entire story over again and I’ll use the “take” you want! If you want to submit a story anonymously, for whatever reason you may have, email it to me and tell you me you wanted it shared that way. I’ll read it on the podcast, but keep your name private.

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Episode 118 – Kimberly Markey (Disney Runner & Cancer Conqueror), Part 2

Kimberly MarkeyIn this episode we continue our conversation with Kimberly Markey. In part 1, she shared with us about running, her love of Disney, runDisney events, her cancer diagnosis & battle, how all of those tie in to each other, and more!

 

In this episode, Kimberly talks about…

  • Where she is in her cancer battle, and why she doesn’t like the term “cancer survivor”
  • How many Disney races she’s done
  • Her first run with her friend Perfectly Goofy Gail and how many they’ve done together
  • Costumes and Disney races – how she started doing them & some of her favorites
  • Tips for you if you want to start doing runDisney races, or start running in costume
  • What she loves most about Disney
  • If she could have any job working for The Walt Disney Company, what it would be and why
  • What she loves most about what she does with Disney races
  • What she never gets asked that she wishes people would ask her
  • What inspires her
  • Her advice to you for following your dream or overcoming significant obstacles
  • Shameless Plug Time!

 

Find Kimberly:

 

Podcasts Spotlighted in this Episode:

 

Disney Wonder

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Details about the Listeners, Fans, & Friends cruise can be found in my segment of episode 134 of Skywalking Through Neverland. Or email cruise@storiesofthemagic.com!

 

I want to hear from you, so please email me, leave a comment below, or call the Listener Feedback line at (734) 23-STORY.

If you call in, don’t worry about having to sound perfect. If you ask me to, I’ll edit out any mistakes so you sound as good as you possibly can. You’re even welcome to start your entire story over again and I’ll use the “take” you want! If you want to submit a story anonymously, for whatever reason you may have, email it to me and tell you me you wanted it shared that way. I’ll read it on the podcast, but keep your name private.

Thanks for listening!

 

Additional Photos of Kimberly & Costumes

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