At WD-FM, we're not just any Disney podcast – we're your official connection to the magic! The Walt Disney Family Museum is privileged to house a treasure trove of Walt Disney's most cherished stories and artifacts, giving you an exclusive peek into the heart and soul of the company.
Our monthly Museum Musings keep you in the loop about all the exciting happenings at The Walt Disney Family Museum, with interviews from our passionate museum team who are dedicated to carrying on Walt Disney's legacy. Each month we host our Collections Clash, where our hosts each pick three objects on view in our galleries and you the audience get to vote on your favorites.
Our Deep Dive episodes are like stepping back in time, with exclusive audio clips from the man himself, Walt Disney, and those who worked alongside him. Plus, we're all about making Disney accessible to everyone, which is why we've turned every episode into a video podcast with closed captions available on YouTube and Facebook. Join us on this incredible journey through Disney's history, and become a true Disney expert!
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WD-FM Museum Musings (November 2023)
This month on WD-FM, Bri and Chris celebrate the 95th anniversary of the debut of Mickey and Minnie Mouse and ✈️travel🧳 through the galleries for this month's Collections Clash. Bri and Chris face off with three of their favorite objects that celebrate Walt's travels throughout his lifetime.
WD-FM Museum Musings (October 2023)
We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company with a special episode of WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast! Bri and Chris share their own magical Disney memories and face off in a 100th anniversary themed Collections Clash. The hosts pick their favorite objects in the museum that celebrate the start of something new at The Walt Disney Company.
WD-FM: Bill Farmer and Guide Dogs for the Blind Program Recap
On this special episode of WD-FM, Chris and Bri share highlights from a recent program featuring Disney Legend Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy and Pluto, and special guests from Guide Dogs for the Blind. Bri and Chris then interview Guide Dogs for the Blind President and CEO Christine Benninger about the mission of the organization and the importance of guide dogs on the lives of people who are visually impaired or blind. 🦮
WD-FM Museum Musings (August 2023)
🎙️Time for a new episode of WD-FM! Join us as Chris and Bri talk about the recent Haunted Mansion anniversary, share museum updates, then face off in a Collections Clash where they highlight objects in the museum's collection that showcase Walt's love of (non-Disney Cats & Dogs-related) animals. 🐭 Head to our Instagram Story @wdfmuseum to vote on your favorite objects.
Walt Disney's South America Tour
“Saludos amigos, a fond greeting to you!" Join us as Bri and Chris take a closer look at Walt’s 1941 South America Goodwill Tour and the resulting films Saludos Amigos (1943) and The Three Caballeros (1945) in the newest episode of WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast. Learn more about how this timeframe was the "toughest period" of Walt's life, why the FDR administration wanted Walt to be a cultural ambassador, and how Disney Legend Mary Blair's art style was transformed by this trip.
WD-FM Museum Musings (July 2023)
It's time for a 4th of July edition of WD-FM's Museum Musings! Chris and Bri share museum updates and then face off in a Collections Clash where they highlight objects in the museum's collection that showcase Walt's love of his country. 🇺🇸
WD-FM Museum Musings (May 2023)
For this month's WD-FM Museum Musings episode, join Chris and Bri as they discuss this month's museum updates and a brand-new Collections Clash where they face off with some "small" talk for this month's topic of miniatures. Head to our Instagram Story @wdfmuseum to vote on your favorite miniatures chosen.
WD-FM Museum Musings (June 2023)
This month on WD-FM it is raining Cats & Dogs! 🐱🐶 Chris and Bri share museum updates including the announcement of our next special exhibition Disney Cats & Dogs opening June 24, 2023. Then, they face off in a Character Clash where they highlight some of the notable felines and canines from the new exhibition, and share several of their favorites that didn't make the cut. Head to our Instagram Story @wdfmuseum to vote on your favorite characters.
WD-FM Interview with Author Natasha Yim
On this bonus episode of WD-FM, hear Chris and Bri interview author Natasha Yim ahead of her upcoming In-Person Storytime program at The Walt Disney Family Museum. In this interview, Natasha shares the origin of her passion for children's stories; revisits her previous work, Mulan's Lunar New Year; and discusses her most recent release, Disney/Pixar Turning Red: Like Mother Like Daughter.
WD-FM Bambi (1942)
Take a closer look at a film near and "deer" to our hearts, Bambi (1942), in the newest episode of WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast. Hear audio from Walt Disney, Ollie Johnston, Mel Shaw, and Marc Davis as they share their experiences working on the film.