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Connecting with Walt is an "event" podcast focusing on the life and creations of Walt Disney. New episodes will be released every three months and will focus on the history of Walt Disney World, Disney Animation, and very special interviews.
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BONUS - Independence Day Movie Lineup

41:46 | Jul 5th

07/05/19 - In this bonus episode, Michael and Craig share some of their favorite patriotic Disney movies that they plan on watching over the Independence Day holiday weekend!
#106 - Disneyland's Original Submarine Voyage

1:10:25 | Jun 28th

06/28/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the "Second Opening of Disneyland" by looking at the history of the Submarine Voyage attraction!
#105 - Treasures from the Disney Vault June 2019 Pt. 2

1:10:39 | Jun 21st

06/21/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the second half of the TCM Treasures from the Disney Vault lineup for June 25, including The Robber Kitten, The North Avenue Irregulars, Emil and the Detectives, and Never a Dull Moment.
#104 - Treasures from the Disney Vault June 2019 Pt. 1

1:05:26 | Jun 14th

06/14/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the first half of the TCM Treasures from the Disney Vault lineup for June 25, including The Moon-Spinners, Bone Bandit and The Littlest Horse Thieves!
#103 - Mickey Mania Pt. 3

1:25:23 | Jun 7th

06/07/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig continue their discussion on Phase One of Mickey Mouse's career by looking at some of his biggest shorts like "The Band Concert" and "The Brave Little Tailor."
#102 - Bob Gurr Answers Your Questions Pt. 3

1:21:27 | May 24th

05/24/19 - In this very special episode, Disney Legend Bob Gurr returns to the show to answer more of your questions!
#101 - Bob Gurr Answers Your Questions Pt. 2

1:00:15 | May 17th

05/17/19 - In this very special episode, Disney Legend Bob Gurr returns to the show to answer more of your questions!
#100 - Bob Gurr Answers Your Questions Pt. 1

1:18:44 | May 10th

05/10/19 - In this very special episode, Disney Legend Bob Gurr returns to the show to answer your questions!
#099 - Planning a Day at Disneyland (1959)

1:28:22 | May 3rd

05/03/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by Legacy Disneyland Edition member Tony to plan a day at Disneyland in 1959 using an ABCDE Ticket Book!
#098 - Spaceship Earth Pt. 3

1:27:15 | Apr 26th

04/26/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig continue their discussion of Spaceship Earth by riding through the changes made to Spaceship Earth over the years and looking towards the future!
#097 - Spaceship Earth Pt. 2

1:03:52 | Apr 19th

04/19/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig continue of their discussion of Spaceship Earth by taking a ride on the original version of the attraction!
#096 - Disney Questions and Answers

1:32:41 | Apr 12th

04/12/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig answer your general Disney questions about Walt Disney, Disney movies, and more!
#095 - Disney Theme Park Questions & Answers

1:32:56 | Apr 5th

04/05/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig answer your questions about Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disney Parks around the world!
#094 - From the Archives: Disneyland Ladies Show with Carol Bowling

1:09:19 | Mar 29th

03/29/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig pay tribute to Michael's wife Carol by sharing the debut episode of the Ladies Show that used to air on the Disneyland Edition podcast!
#093 - Treasures from the Disney Vault March 2019 Pt. 2

1:11:57 | Mar 22nd

03/22/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the second half of the TCM Treasures from the Disney Vault lineup for March 25, including Country Cousin, The Wild Country, Cheetah, Benji the Hunted, and The Bears and I!
#092 - Treasures from the Disney Vault March 2019 Pt. 1

1:01:10 | Mar 8th

03/08/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the first half of the TCM Treasures from the Disney Vault lineup for March 25, including Elmer Elephant, The African Lion, Charlie The Lonesome Cougar, and Yellowstone Cubs!
#091 - From the Archives: Disney Family of Wines

1:08:06 | Mar 1st

03/01/19 - In this episode, we present an episode from the archives where Michael and the Disneyland team discuss the Disney Family of Wines!
#090 - Remembering Dave Smith with Jim Korkis

1:22:02 | Feb 22nd

02/22/19 - In this episode, we are joined by Jim Korkis to discuss the legacy of Disney Legend and founder of the Archives - Dave Smith.
#089 - Remembering Ron Miller

1:29:29 | Feb 15th

02/15/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig spend time discussing the life and legacy of Disney Legend Ron Miller - former Disney CEO and Walt's son-in-law.
#088 - Disney Family History: Walt in Chicago

1:17:41 | Feb 8th

02/08/19 - In this episode, Michael discusses a recent presentation from the Walt Disney Family Museum hosted by Becky Cline and the owners of Walt Disney's Birthplace about Walt's time spent in Chicago!
#087 - Planning a Day at Magic Kingdom (1971)

1:19:05 | Feb 1st

02/01/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig look at Magic Kingdom in 1971 and plan a day at the park using a ticket book just like you'd purchase at the park!
#086 - Spaceship Earth Pt. 1

1:06:55 | Jan 25th

01/25/19 - In this episode, Michael and Craig continue their look at Epcot by discussing the construction of Spaceship Earth!
#085 - Beyond the Wisdom of Walt

1:27:00 | Jan 18th

01/18/19 - In this episode, Michael sits down once again with author Jeff Barnes to discuss his book "Beyond the Wisdom of Walt" and how the lessons and stories contained can help you start off the new year in a positive way!
#084 - The Vault of Walt: Christmas Edition with Jim Korkis

1:50:57 | Dec 21st, 2018

12/21/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by Jim Korkis to dig into some of the stories in his book "The Vault of Walt: Christmas Edition" in celebration of the holiday season!
#083 - Kem Weber: Mid-Century Furniture Designs for the Disney Studios with Dave Bossert

1:34:55 | Dec 14th, 2018

12/14/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by Dave Bossert to discuss his latest book - "Kem Weber: Mid-Century Designs for the Disney Studios"!
#082 - Destination D 2018 Recap Part 2

2:26:59 | Dec 7th, 2018

12/07/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig finish their recap of Destination D 2018 with the panels about Mickey Mouse, the theme parks, and more!
#081 - Destination D 2018 Recap Part 1

1:50:44 | Nov 30th, 2018

11/30/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig begin to recap Destination D 2018 by starting with the panels that celebrated the legacy of Mickey Mouse!
#080 - Mickey Mania Pt. 2

56:01 | Nov 16th, 2018

11/16/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig continue their series on Mickey Mouse with Mickey Mania and the original Mickey Mouse Club!
#079 - Disney Questions and Answers

1:37:51 | Nov 9th, 2018

11/09/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig answer your general Disney questions about Walt Disney, Disney movies, and more!
#078 - Disney Theme Park Questions & Answers

1:38:21 | Nov 2nd, 2018

11/02/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig answer your questions about Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disney Parks around the world!
#077 - Halloween at Hong Kong Disneyland

1:28:18 | Oct 26th, 2018

10/26/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by special correspondent Hadrian to discuss the Halloween offerings available at Hong Kong Disneyland!
#076 - Halloween at Shanghai Disneyland

1:17:06 | Oct 19th, 2018

10/19/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by special correspondent Hollie to discuss the Halloween offerings available at Shanghai Disneyland!
#075 - EPCOT: A Dream Re-Imagined

1:11:18 | Oct 12th, 2018

10/12/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig begin their series on EPCOT and its transition from the City of the Future to a theme park!
#074 - Treasures from the Disney Vault October 2018 Pt. 2

1:19:58 | Oct 5th, 2018

10/05/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the first half of the TCM Treasures from the Disney Vault lineup for October 15, including The Black Hole, Pluto's Sweater, The Cat From Outer Space, and The Last Flight of Noah's Ark!
#073 - Treasures from the Disney Vault October 2018 Pt. 1

1:37:32 | Sep 28th, 2018

09/28/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the first half of the TCM Treasures from the Disney Vault lineup for October 15, including Magician Mickey, Bedknobs & Broomsticks and Flight of the Navigator!
#072 - Mickey Mania Pt. 1

1:12:15 | Sep 14th, 2018

09/14/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig continue their series on Mickey Mouse with Mickey Mania and the first products released featuring Mickey Mouse!
#071 - Interview with Michael Broggie Pt. 2

1:20:47 | Sep 7th, 2018

09/07/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig continue their discussion with Michael Broggie, a Disney historian, author, and the son of Roger E. Broggie.
#070 - Interview with Michael Broggie

1:17:53 | Aug 31st, 2018

08/31/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig have a discussion with Michael Broggie, a Disney historian, author, and the son of Roger E. Broggie.
#069 - Sailing Ship Columbia 60th Anniversary

1:13:34 | Aug 24th, 2018

08/24/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig celebrate the Sailing Ship Columbia during its 60th anniversary at Disneyland!
#068 - Pinocchio's Daring Journey 35th Anniversary

1:12:12 | Aug 17th, 2018

08/17/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss Pinocchio's Daring Journey to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the attraction at Disneyland!
#067 - Planning a Day at Disneyland (1958)

1:14:13 | Aug 10th, 2018

08/10/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by Legacy Disneyland Edition member Tony to plan a day at Disneyland in 1958 using an ABCD Ticket Book!
#066 - Mickey Mouse: From Steamboat Willie to Fantasia (Part 1)

55:06 | Aug 3rd, 2018

08/03/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig start their look at the four phases of Mickey Mouse with phase one, which takes place from Steamboat Willie to Fantasia!
#065 - Tokyo Disneyland 35th Anniversary

1:08:59 | Jul 27th, 2018

07/27/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined once again by listener Emil to discuss Tokyo Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration and the future of the resort!
#064 - D23 Expo 2018 Japan

59:06 | Jul 20th, 2018

07/20/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by a special guest to have a brief discussion about the D23 Expo that took place in Japan in late Winter 2018!
#063 - Don Hahn and the Nine Old Men

1:50:44 | Jul 13th, 2018

07/13/18 - In this special episode, Michael and Craig are joined by Don Hahn, producer of "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King", to discuss and share stories about the Nine Old Men exhibit at The Walt Disney Family Museum!
#062 - Disney Parks Questions and Answers

1:05:03 | Jul 6th, 2018

07/06/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig answer your questions about the Disney theme parks and resorts!
#061 - Questions and Answers

1:40:11 | Jun 29th, 2018

06/29/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig answer your questions about Walt, Disney movies, and more!
#060 - Finding Disney in Italy + Disneyland Paris

2:26:03 | Jun 15th, 2018

06/15/18 - In this episode, Craig shares the little touches of Disney he was able to find in Italy before giving a report on his trip to Disneyland Paris!
#059 - Interview with Jeff Kurtti

2:00:15 | Jun 8th, 2018

06/08/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by author Jeff Kurt to discuss his book "Travels with Walt Disney" and so much more!
#058 - Disneyland of our Dreams Part 2

2:26:59 | Jun 1st, 2018

06/01/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig do a bit of imagineering as they build the Disneyland of their Dreams!
#057 - Disneyland of our Dreams Part 1

1:42:25 | May 25th, 2018

05/25/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig do a bit of imagineering as they build the Disneyland of their Dreams!
#056 - Wisdom of Walt

1:35:53 | May 18th, 2018

05/18/18 - In this episode from the archives, Michael chats about Walt Disney with author Jeff Barnes.
#055 - Eat Like Walt with Marcy Smothers

1:47:11 | May 11th, 2018

05/11/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by special guest Marcy Smothers to discuss "Eat Like Walt" - her book that is now available at Disney Parks and Amazon!
#054 - 60 Years of Disneyland: The New Millennium (2000-2005) Part 4

1:32:12 | May 4th, 2018

05/04/18 - In this episode, Michael continues his 60 Years of Disneyland series, this time discussing the years 2000 through 2005!
#053 - 60 Years of Disneyland: The New Millennium (2000-2005) Part 3

1:15:55 | Apr 27th, 2018

04/27/18 - In this episode, Michael continues his 60 Years of Disneyland series, this time discussing the years 2000 through 2005!
#052 - 60 Years of Disneyland: The New Millennium (2000-2005) Part 2

1:10:05 | Apr 20th, 2018

04/20/18 - In this episode, Michael continues his 60 Years of Disneyland series, this time discussing the years 2000 through 2005!
#051 - 60 Years of Disneyland: The New Millennium (2000-2005) Part 1

1:07:11 | Apr 13th, 2018

04/13/18 - In this episode, Michael continues his 60 Years of Disneyland series, this time discussing the years 2000 through 2005!
#050 - Disney Music: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

1:32:16 | Apr 8th, 2018

04/06/18 - In this archived episode, Michael is joined by Tom Bell and Chris Lyndon to discuss Disney music!
BONUS - Craig Meets Topolino

12:03 | Mar 23rd, 2018

03/23/18 - In this episode, Michael shares some of the history behind Mickey Mouse in Italy!
#049 - Questions and Answers

1:37:19 | Mar 16th, 2018

03/16/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig answer more of your Walt Disney and theme park questions!
#048 - MouseAdventure at The Walt Disney Family Museum

1:19:38 | Mar 9th, 2018

03/09/18 - In this episode, Michael and Mary Jo discuss their recent experience participating in the MouseAdventure quest-based game at The Walt Disney Museum!
#047 - Treasures from the Disney Vault Spring 2018

1:46:43 | Mar 2nd, 2018

03/02/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the films and shorts airing during the next round of Treasures from the Disney Vault on TCM airing March 29, 2018!
#046 - The Hall of Presidents

1:27:53 | Feb 23rd, 2018

02/23/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig look at the history of The Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom.
#045 - Walt Disney's Olympics

1:02:44 | Feb 16th, 2018

02/16/18 - In this episode, we share an episode from the archives about Walt Disney's involvement in the 1960 Winter Olympics!
#044 - Interview with Jim Korkis Part 2

1:22:45 | Feb 9th, 2018

02/09/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by Disney Historian Jim Korkis to hear more about his story as well as his new book, Call Me Walt!
#043 - Interview with Jim Korkis Part 1

1:33:42 | Feb 2nd, 2018

02/02/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by Disney Historian Jim Korkis to hear more about his story as well as his new book, Call Me Walt!
#042 - Tomorrowland Part 2

1:51:50 | Jan 26th, 2018

01/19/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom!
#041 - Tomorrowland Part 1

1:49:49 | Jan 22nd, 2018

01/19/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom!
#040 - Eyvind Earle

1:14:52 | Jan 12th, 2018

01/12/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the life and legacy of Disney Legend Eyvind Earle.
#039 - Question & Answer

1:27:49 | Jan 5th, 2018

01/05/18 - In this episode, Michael and Craig answer the questions you sent in, plus they deliver what happened this week in Disney history!
#038 - Tokyo & China

3:07:38 | Oct 28th, 2017

10/27/17 - In this episode, Michael shares his experience at Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, as well as his China Adventures by Disney trip taking him from Hong Kong Disneyland to Shanghai Disneyland!
BONUS - Walt Disney Studios & World War II

59:32 | Oct 20th, 2017

11/27/14 - Michael Bowling has the first part of his chat with historian and author David Lesjak about the Walt Disney Studio’s involvement in World War II.
BONUS - Hyperion Studios with David Lesjak

58:14 | Oct 20th, 2017

05/09/13 - Michael Bowling chats with historian David Lesjak about Walt Disney's Hyperion Studios.
#037 - Walt Disney’s Wartime Service in World War I

1:32:17 | Oct 20th, 2017

10/20/17 - In this episode, Disney historian and author David Lesjak join Michael and Craig to talk about Walt Disney's wartime service during World War I.
#036 - A Tribute to Marty Sklar

1:51:10 | Oct 6th, 2017

10/06/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by Disney Historian Jim Korkis to discuss the life of Disney Legend Marty Sklar.
BONUS - Treasures from the Disney Vault Fall 2017 Preview

1:08:59 | Sep 6th, 2017

09/11/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss and preview the movies, shorts, and specials being shown during the September 11, 2017 airing of Treasures from the Disney Vault on Turner Classic Movies!
#034 - Interview with Bob Gurr

2:17:58 | Jul 22nd, 2017

07/21/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig have a lengthy discussion with Disney Legend and former Imagineer Bob Gurr - if you've ridden in a vehicle at Disneyland, chances are he designed it!
#035 - Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square

1:29:34 | Jul 21st, 2017

07/28/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the history of Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square!
#033 - Discovery Bay

1:02:34 | Jul 14th, 2017

07/14/16 - In this episode, Michael and Craig take you to Disneyneverland - The Disney that Never Was and discuss Tony Baxter's Discovery Bay!
#032 - A Mouse is Born

59:27 | Jul 8th, 2017

07/07/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig continue their examination of Walt Disney’s animated films by asking the question, “Who really gave birth to Mickey Mouse?”
BONUS - Treasures from the Disney Vault Summer 2017 Preview

53:26 | Jun 1st, 2017

06/01/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss and preview the movies, shorts, and specials being shown during the June 2, 2017 airing of Treasures from the Disney Vault on Turner Classic Movies!
#031 - Magic Kingdom's Frontierland

1:31:50 | Apr 28th, 2017

04/28/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the history of Magic Kingdom's Frontierland!
#030 - The Gremlins with Jim Korkis

1:56:11 | Apr 22nd, 2017

04/21/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by special guest Jim Korkis to discuss The Gremlins, the Roald Dahl book that almost became a Disney film.
#029 - Dave Bossert 'Oswald the Lucky Rabbit' Interview

1:13:47 | Apr 15th, 2017

04/14/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig interview Dave Bossert about Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in anticipation of his new book "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons".
#028 - Disney 101: Films & Recordings

1:53:18 | Apr 7th, 2017

04/07/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss their favorite Disney films and recordings that are historically important for every Disney fan to watch and listen to!
#027 - Magic Kingdom's Adventureland

1:50:06 | Feb 3rd, 2017

02/03/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the history of Magic Kingdom's Adventureland!
#026 - The Alice Comedies

1:31:34 | Jan 20th, 2017

01/20/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig analyze and discuss the Alice Comedies.
#025 - Disney 101: Book Recommendations

1:59:12 | Jan 13th, 2017

01/13/17 - In this episode, Michael and Craig share their book recommendations for Disney history fans.
#024 - Destination D: Amazing Adventures Recap

2:35:32 | Jan 6th, 2017

01/06/16 - In this episode, Michael shares his experience and stories from the 2016 D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures event at Walt Disney World!
BONUS - The Christmas Gift that Changed Walt

22:58 | Dec 24th, 2016

12/24/16 - In this special Christmas Eve episode, Michael and Craig sit with Jim Korkis to hear the story of the one Christmas gift that truly changed Walt Disney's life.
BONUS - Walt Disney & Christmas with Jim Korkis

38:18 | Dec 23rd, 2016

12/23/16 - In this special holiday episode of Connecting with Walt, Michael and Craig sit with Disney historian Jim Korkis to discuss the history behind Walt Disney's attachment to Christmas.
#023 - Interview with Floyd Norman

1:25:20 | Oct 28th, 2016

10/28/16 - In this episode, we chat with Disney and animation legend Floyd Norman about his life, career, and new documentary, "Floyd Norman: An Animated Life."
#022 - Walt Disney's First Studio - Laugh-O-Gram Studio

1:29:56 | Oct 21st, 2016

10/21/16 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss Walt Disney's first studio - Laugh-O-Gram.
#021 - Marceline, Missouri: Where Walt’s Dreams Began

1:14:14 | Oct 14th, 2016

10/14/16 - In this episode, Michael and Craig explore Marceline, Missouri and discuss the impact it had on the life of Walt Disney.
#020 - Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland

2:02:17 | Oct 7th, 2016

10/07/16 - In this episode, Michael and Craig examine the history of Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland!
#019 - Connecting with Walt - We're Walking Right Down the Magic Kingdom's Main Street U.S.A.

56:38 | Jul 24th, 2016

07/29/16 - In the final July episode of Connecting with Walt, Michael and Craig take you on a tour down Main Street U.S.A. in Disney's Magic Kingdom!
#018 - Connecting with Walt - Interview with Jeffrey Epstein

59:15 | Jul 22nd, 2016

07/22/16 - In this episode, Michael and Craig interview Jeffrey Epstein - spokesperson of the D23 Fan Club.
#017 - Connecting with Walt - Castles Built with Dreams

1:05:00 | Jul 11th, 2016

07/15/16 - In this episode, we talk about why Walt Disney chose to include a castle in his kingdoms and where did the Imagineers look to for inspiration in designing each castle.
#016 - Connecting with Walt - The Magic Kingdom

1:36:40 | Jul 8th, 2016

07/08/16 - In this episode, we compare and contrast the layout and design of the Magic Kingdom with Walt's Disneyland. Was it made with a magical plan?
#015 - Connecting with Walt - Windows on Main Street: Claude Coasts, Marc Davis, John DeCuir Jr., Bill Justice

1:42:08 | Jul 1st, 2016

07/01/16 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss Imagineers Claude Coats, Marc Davis, John DeCuir Jr., and Bill Justice, and their contributions to Walt
#014 - Connecting with Walt - A Long Journey Comes to an End

1:18:04 | Apr 25th, 2016

04/29/16 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the final years of Roy O. Disney's life and the projects he was completing to honor his brother, including Walt Disney World and CalArts.
#013 - Connecting with Walt - Building a Kingdom out of a Wilderness

1:05:00 | Apr 18th, 2016

04/22/16 - In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the initial construction phase of building the Florida Project including land preparation and deciding the Magic Kingdom park layout and attraction list.
#012 - Connecting with Walt - The House that Walt Built

1:02:09 | Apr 12th, 2016

04/15/16 - In a "very special episode" of Connecting with Walt, Michael and Craig take you on a tour of The Walt Disney Studio in Burbank, California and experience Walt Disney's restored office suite where all the magic was conceived and planned.
#011 - Connecting with Walt - Disney Legends Who Built a World

1:14:10 | Apr 8th, 2016

04/08/16 - In this episode, we bring you the history of three Disney Legends who helped build Walt Disney World - Joe Potter, Joe Fowler and Richard Irvine.
#010 - Connecting with Walt - Fact or Fiction: Was Frozen Ever After Walt's Idea?

1:08:53 | Mar 28th, 2016

04/01/16 - In this episode, we trick you with an April Fool Fact or Fiction - was the Frozen Ever After attraction coming to Epcot actually Walt's idea?
#009 - Connecting with Walt - Designing a Whole New World

1:28:39 | Jan 25th, 2016

01/29/16 - In this episode, we interview David Younger, author of the upcoming book "Theme Park Design" about what goes into designing a theme park and how to get involved in the process.
#008 - Connecting with Walt - Up the Creek

55:00 | Jan 18th, 2016

01/22/16 - In this episode, we explain the significance of the Reedy Creek Improvement District.
#007 - Connecting with Walt - Pursing the Dream Without the Dreamer

1:04:51 | Jan 11th, 2016

01/15/16 - In this episode, we examine how Walt Disney's passing away in December 1966 affected the creative course of the entire Disney World project.
#006 - Connecting with Walt - A Lifetime Partnership

1:33:19 | Jan 4th, 2016

01/08/16 - In this episode, Michael Bowling and Craig Williams discuss the lifetime relationship between Walt and his brother Roy, paying specific attention to Roy's side of things.
#005 - Connecting with Walt - The Torch is Passed On

1:12:35 | Oct 26th, 2015

10/30/15 - In this episode, Michael Bowling and Craig Williams discuss the effect Walt's passing had on the Florida Project and how it progressed with his brother, Roy O. Disney.
#004 - Connecting with Walt - The Master Plan

1:16:14 | Oct 20th, 2015

10/23/15 - In this episode, Michael Bowling and Craig Williams discuss Walt's master plan for what The Florida Project and E.P.C.O.T. would eventually look like.
#003 - Connecting with Walt - The Search Ends and the Mystery Unfolds

1:25:01 | Oct 12th, 2015

10/16/15 - In this episode, Michael Bowling and Craig Williams discuss the pressure Walt was under to move forward or reject the proposals to build another, and the 1963 plane tour of potential sites, which led to Walt making his decision.
#002 - Connecting with Walt - You Can't Top Pigs with Pigs

1:02:46 | Oct 5th, 2015

10/09/15 - In this episode, Michael Bowling and Craig Williams examine several of the offers Walt received after the opening of Disneyland to build other Disneyland's around the U.S. Also, they share their feelings on the PBS documentary about Walt D...Show More
#001 - Connecting with Walt - One Little Spark of Inspiration

56:29 | Oct 2nd, 2015

In this episode, Michael Bowling and Craig Williams discuss our current view of the future compared to Walt Disney's in order to better understand the basis for creating the Florida Project in the debut episode of Connecting with Walt.