Episode 037 – D23 Expo 2013, Part 1

D23 Expo 2013Stories of the Magic, Episode 37


Interview Guest: D23 Expo 2013 Special


This episode is a bit of departure from the norm. I attended the 2013 D23 Expo August 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and while I was there I captured a ton of audio for this podcast. I recorded several panels & presentations and interviewed 6 Imagineers in the “Journey into Imagineering” pavilion. I ended up getting so much great audio that it’s going to take two episodes just to share the highlights with you!


If you want to hear more about the Expo itself, my wife Faye and I were interviewed on the Tales from the Mouse House Disneyland podcast (Faye was covering it for them). Again, just the 30,000-foot overview was long–we talked for 2-1/2 hours! It was a lot of fun, though, so if you missed the Expo or you were there but want to hear about some of what you may have missed (there was no way to see and do it all!), check out episode 76 and episode 77 of that podcast.


There are no podcast promos, sponsorship messages, or anything else like that in this episode to try to keep it to a manageable length.


In this episode you’ll hear…

  • Clips from the “Women of Pixar” presentation.
  • A couple of excerpts from a media call with Alan Menkhen and Richard Sherman.
  • 2 clips from the “Disney Songbook” concert, both from Richard Sherman
  • Brief interviews with 3 Imagineers.
  • Clips from the “Leave ‘Em Laughing” Imagineering panel.
  • Clips from the Disney Legends Ceremony.


Before each of these I inserted brief explanations so you know what’s coming next. I also have a question I need your input on!

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!

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Music and voiceovers provided by Rick Moyer.

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