The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

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!

Where to Subscribe

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

WD-FM Museum Musings (February 2023)
March 10th, 2023

For this month's WD-FM Museum Musings episode, join Chris and Bri for a brand-new Collections Clash where they compare different objects that represent this month's topic of love. ❤️

WD-FM Museum Musings (January 2023)
March 10th, 2023

For this month's WD-FM Museum Musings episode, join Chris and Bri for a new Collections Clash where they debate the best features of the museum's famous Disneyland model, "Disneyland of Walt's imagination." Head to our Instagram Story @wdfmuseum to vote for your favorite parts of the Disneyland model.

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 (September 2021)
January 18th, 2023

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 topics.

Museum Musings (January 2023)
January 18th, 2023

For this month's WD-FM Museum Musings episode, join Chris and Bri for a new Collections Clash where they debate the best features of the museum's famous Disneyland model, "Disneyland of Walt's imagination." Head to our Instagram Story @wdfmuseum to vote for your favorite parts of the Disneyland model.

Fantasia (1940)
January 18th, 2023

Fantasia released in theaters on November 13, 1940. In celebration of its anniversary, Chris and Bri, co-hosts of WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast, take a deep dive into the film's production, legacy, and groundbreaking techniques. Hear never before heard interview from Walt describing the process of interpreting music into animation.

Interview with the Women of Walt Disney Imagineering (Part 1)
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 one of this special two-part episode of WD-FM, hear the stories of Peggie Farriss and Kathy Rogers—two contributing authors of Women of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Peggie Fariss began her 50-year career at Disney as an Attractions Hostess on the Storybook Land Canal Boats at Disneyland park. She was instrumental in the research for the EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth attraction and later became WDI’s liaison to corporate sponsors. Her experience representing WDI’s artistic vision led to her final assignment as a creative development executive for Disneyland Paris, where for five years she led a team that doubled in size from 25 to 50.

Kathy Rogers’ career began in the Disneyland parking lot. She became an Attractions Lead and then was tapped to work for WDI at Disneyland in 1983. Working first as a coordinator, she rose through the ranks to the producer level, retiring as Executive Show Producer with attractions as diverse as Muppet*Vision 3D and Expedition Everest to her credit.

Women of Walt Disney Imagineering is available now!

Interview with Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta
January 18th, 2023

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 topics. In celebration of the premiere of Muppets Haunted Mansion on Disney+, join Muppet Performers Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta—the hands and voices behind The Great Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn—in this special interview where they share behind-the-scenes moments from this spooky new special.

The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
January 18th, 2023

On this new episode of WD-FM, take a closer look at the fourth Disney feature film, The Reluctant Dragon. Chris and Bri discuss how the film was developed, its critical reception and box office performance, and some notable Easter eggs spotted in the film.

Interview with Disneyland Guest Relations Expert Sandi Baldwin
January 18th, 2023

On this special episode of WD-FM, hear from Disneyland Guest Relations expert Sandi Baldwin about how she researched the distinctive costumes for the Disneyland VIP Tour Guides. On October 22, 2022, Baldwin presented an in-person program at the museum entitled, A Journey Through Time: Disneyland’s VIP Tour Guide Costumes, 1955–Present.