Episode 003 – Dave Smith, Part 2


Stories of the Magic, Episode 3


Interview Guest: Dave Smith.





In this episode of Stories of the Magic, we hear from Dave Smith, Chief Archivist Emeritus and Founder of the Walt Disney Archives (and noted author). In Part 2, hear Dave tell his stories about:


  • One of his favorite inquires the Archives gets;
  • His personal favorite kinds of questions to answer;
  • What he thinks of the Archives tours and exhibits (like the one at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library);
  • If there’s anything in the Archives he wishes they could show but haven’t;
  • Information about his newest book, Disney Trivia from the Vault, as well as Disney A to Z and the Official Disney Trivia books;
  • The Disney Store trivia tournaments;
  • What he loved most about what he did;
  • What he sees as the most valuable thing the Walt Disney Company does and why it matters;
  • What inspires him;
  • The advice he has for you as you follow your dreams.


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Music and voiceovers provided by Rick Moyer.

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