WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

During the first week of the month, we will post our Museum Musings where we chat about our upcoming programs and news about The Walt Disney Family Museum. We will also be inviting employees of the museum to talk about their roles and what they are working on that furthers Walt Disney’s legacy.

During the last week of the month, we will post a longer-form Deep Dive into a film, project, or period of Walt’s life featuring exclusive audio from Walt Disney and those who worked with him.

As part of the podcast revamp, we will also be releasing each episode as a video podcast, with closed captions available on every video. Visit our YouTube channel @wdfmuseum or visit our website show notes posted to our blog for more content.

Join us for stories and conversations about the remarkable life and legacy of Walt Disney. Subscribe on Apple PodcastSpotifyStitcher, Google Play, and TuneIn.

Interview with the Women of Walt Disney Imagineering (Part 2)
January 18th, 2023

On October 29, 2022, we held a special talk with women who made an indelible impact on some of Walt Disney Imagineering's most iconic and enduring projects. On part two of this special two-part episode of WD-FM, hear the stories of Elisabete (Eli) Minceff Erlandson and Tori Atencio McCullough—two contributing authors of Women of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Elisabete (Eli) Minceff Erlandson wanted to study art, but her immigrant parents insisted she study anything else and encouraged medicine or engineering. She chose architecture, which had its own challenges as a male-dominated profession. For many years, she was the only woman at WDI who had an architectural license. She worked on 11 of the 12 Disney theme parks and has lived in Hong Kong and Paris. She is also an accomplished set designer and art director.

Tori Atencio McCullough is another Imagineer with deep Disney roots—her father, Disney Legend X Atencio, was a Disney artist and writer. McCullough spent her 40-year career at WDI in the interior design studio as both a designer and manager, and in those two roles has worked on every Disney theme park.

Women of Walt Disney Imagineering is available now!

WD-FM Museum Musings (November 2022)
January 18th, 2023

Welcome back to WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast! Join Chris and Bri as they face off in our first ever Collections Clash. The first topic for this brand-new segment is Innovation. Can you guess what objects from the museum our hosts chose to best illustrate innovation?

WD-FM Museum Musings (December 2022)
January 18th, 2023

For December's WD-FM Museum Musings episode, join Chris and Bri for a new Collections Clash with the theme of gifts. In Collections Clash, our hosts choose three objects featured in The Walt Disney Family Museum galleries in that episode's theme and face off. Head to our Instagram Story @wdfmuseum to vote for your favorite objects.

WD-FM Museum Musings (August 2021)
August 13th, 2021

Join Bri and Chris on the newest episode of WD-FM Museum Musings as they share upcoming museum programs and share some of their favorite Disney memories.

WD-FM Museum Musings (June 2021)
June 10th, 2021

Time for this month's WD-FM Museum Musings! Hear Chris and Bri discuss upcoming important dates in Disney history and upcoming museum events. Director of Events Carla Flores and Senior Group Engagement Coordinator Kate Nickles join the podcast to discuss virtual events and venue rental opportunities available at The Walt Disney Family Museum.

16 Veterans' Voices: Painted Realities
May 26th, 2021

The Walt Disney Family Museum debuted our fifth Community Access Exhibition, Veterans’ Voices: Painted Realities, featuring original artworks by U.S. military veterans. Hear from exhibition co-curator Antonia Dapena-Tretter and Veterans Alley founder Amos Gregory about how this exhibition came together, the challenges of the past year, and the importance of creating a space for veterans to tell their own stories.

Learn more about the exhibition at waltdisney.org/veteransvoices.

WD-FM Museum Musings (May 2021)
May 10th, 2021

Time for this month's WD-FM Museum Musings! Hear Chris and Bri discuss upcoming important dates in Disney history, ways to prioritize your mental health like Walt during Mental Health Awareness Month, and Asian American artists that worked at The Walt Disney Studios during Walt's lifetime. Director of Exhibitions and Collections Marina Villar Delgado rejoins the podcast to discuss virtual exhibitions and some of her favorite objects in the museum's collection.

15 Pinocchio
April 21st, 2021

Wish upon a star with WD-FM as Chris and Bri take a deep dive into Walt Disney's second animated feature film, Pinocchio (1940). An epic of animated cinema, Pinocchio is full of moments of artistic beauty and fun entertainment. Learn how this film was developed and some fun facts about the technology used to bring the film to life.

WD-FM Museum Musings (April 2021)
April 7th, 2021

Time for our monthly WD-FM Museum Musings where you can catch up with Chris and Bri on upcoming events, programs, and more on our upcoming virtual community art exhibition, Conserving the Magic of Our Planet. Hear a special interview with Director of Education, Travis Lacina about our summer classes and engaging workshops.

WD-FM Museum Musings (March 2021)
April 2nd, 2021

Join Bri and Chris for this month's Museum Musings episode of the WD-FM Podcast, and stay for an interview with Executive Director Kirsten Komoroske discussing the museum's upcoming reopening. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or watch the video version on our YouTube channel.