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Insights into Entertainment

An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry and ask the questions that most mainstream media tends to gloss over or shy away from all together. We give you the insights into the entertainment happenings that you didn't even realize you wanted.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 152 "Gaming's Best and Bleakest of 2023"
Prepare to embark on a gripping journey through the riveting world of gaming! We've got a spectacular lineup with detailed insights into the Game of the Year nominations, including the renowned Zelda games - Tears of the Kingdom and Breath of the Wild. As we navigate these contrasting worlds, we'll explore the unique gameplay mechanics that set them apart and discuss why Nintendo games continuously captivate audiences of all ages. But who will take home the coveted award?  Hold on tight, because we're not done yet. We're diving headlong into Baldur's Gate 3, a game that’s transformed the landscape with its innovative gameplay and mesmerizing narrative. We’ll explore the implications of the choices players make and how they reverberate through the game, causing thrilling consequences. Then we'll shift the spotlight to Resident Evil 4 and Super Mario Wonder, analyzing the unique facets that make them stand out in their Game of the Year nominations.Yet, beneath the glitz and glamour of gaming, there lies a somber reality - layoffs. Despite the industry’s explosive growth, many have faced the harsh reality of job loss. Together, we'll uncover the factors contributing to these troubling events and discuss their far-reaching impact on the industry. Can better market preparation help avoid such drastic measures? We'll be dissecting this and much more in this truly insightful episode. So, plug in your headphones and join us for an epic ride through the exhilarating and sometimes sobering world of gaming.
63:59 11/20/23
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 151 "Indy Strikes Back: The Disney Firesale"
With writers and actors on strike, box office numbers struggling to rebound after the pandemic, and missteps with streaming costing studios billions, what could Hollywood possibly do to save the day? Maybe have a firesale and make some money, or at least that’s what Bob Iger is looking to do. But before we see our heroes on the picket lines or the unemployment lines we first saw them on the silver screen in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and we’ve got our thoughts on that and more coming up in this episode of Insights Into Entertainment.
50:03 7/24/23
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 150 “A Strong Finish”
After a long hiatus we’re back with a revamped studio and some interesting experiences to share. The first was from our trip to Niagara falls. Then a new convention came to town. And then we’ll wrap up with thoughts on a few of our favorite shows coming to an end.
69:25 7/3/23
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 149 “Franklin My Dear I Don’t Give A Zolocon”
After a long hiatus we’re back with a couple events we attended and a brief Disney discussion. First we’ll talk about our experience at the Disney 100 Exhibition at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Then we’ll discuss our time and our treasures from this year’s Zolocon. Finally we’ll talk about some of the impact of Bob Iger’s to Disney.
67:55 3/6/23
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 148 “Swapping the Bobs Again”
Chapek is out, Iger is in at Disney again. What impact will that have on the company, the parks and the material coming out of the media giant?After 11 seasons the Walking Dead comes to an end, kind of. We'll take a look at the impact the show has had over the last decade and where the zombies are going next.Finally we'll recap some of the seasonal events and pop culture shows we've been able to start enjoying again and hope to bring much more in the new year.
56:01 12/19/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 147 “Disney Dissected”
As previously promised on the podcast, this week we bring you our review of the current state of Disney parks in Florida.  Having spent a week down in somewhat sunny, often rainy and oppressively hot Florida we’ve had a chance to see if Disney has been able to bring the magic back. We’ll take a look at the resort, the amenities offered and the service. Then we’ll take a look at the technology Disney is trying to throw at it’s guests to justify some of the drawbacks and costs. Finally we’ll talk about our experience at three of the four parks and where they stand compared to previous visits.
63:29 9/5/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 146 “Help Me Obi-Wan Filoni”
Today we’re continuing our discussion from our previous episode about the state of Star Wars 10 years into Disney’s stewardship of the franchiseIn today’s episode we’ll take a look at where the two men who have kept the franchise alive and given us A New Hope came from, of course I’m referring to Dave Filoni and Jon FavrauThen we’ll take a look at the future of the franchise based on recently discussed projects revealed at Star Wars Celebration 2022 in Anaheim
69:47 7/11/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 145 "Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi"
So today we’re going to discuss the current state of Star Wars. We’ll take a look at how the franchise has progressed since Disney took ownership and what their stewardship looks like. Then we’ll take a dive into some of the properties that have come out recently and the trend towards streaming.We’ll give our thoughts and opinions on the recently completed Obi-Wan Series. Then we’ll take a look at what the current forecasted future of the franchise looks like and where we think it’s going.
61:13 6/27/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 144 “Magic and Bounty Hunting”
Today in our Disney Detective we’ll take a look at MagicBand Plus and some of the exciting new things they can unlock coming to a Theme Park near you.Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy takes a look at an innovative new documentary coming out about famed special effects house ILMAnd then we’ll finish up with our review of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
46:30 5/16/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 143 “How Not to Cancel Disney”
This week on our Disney Detective we’ll learn how NOT to cancel Disney. Then in our Entertainment news we have a disappointing update in the Walking Dead universe And in our Insightful Picks we’ll talk about Halo the Series
49:40 5/2/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 142 “Racism, Slaps and Weird Star Wars”
This week we take a look at how Disney manages to do it wrong yet again. We’ll also get a look at how Star Wars almost got very “Weird” on us.  Finally we’ll talk about the unavoidable news from this past weekend’s Academy Awards.
49:09 4/4/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 141 “Walkouts and Mergers”
This week we’ll take a look at how Disney CEO handled, or rather mishandled Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” billThen we’ll dig into the next major consolidation move in the Entertainment industry with Amazon’s acquisition of MGM.We’ve also got a great Insightful Pick for you this week and some convention news.
49:57 3/28/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 140 “Blueskin and Brains!”
This week in our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy we’ll take a look at what’s brewing in the rumor mill about a possible upcoming Disney+ movieOur Entertainment News focuses on a new Walking Dead series that’s got us scratching our heads a bitWe’ll be introducing a new Convention Recap segment where this week we’ll talk about our experience at Zolocon before we finish up with some upcoming conventions and afterthoughts
67:53 3/22/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 139 “A Whole New Show”
When we started this podcast it was originally meant to be a deep dive into selected entertainment news and pop culture information that being die hard fans of a number of key areas of these topics we thought we could lend some unique perspective on.Over the course over 130 episodes we drifted away from that more to a reporting on current news and events with a little commentary mixed in. We’re hoping to get back to our original purpose starting with this episode.  We’ll highlight a couple of significant events in the entertainment and pop culture worlds more from a deep dive and less from a reporting perspectiveIn today’s episode we’re taking a look at some interesting finds from the Disney Animation Research Library.  Then we’ll digest some of the feedback from the opening of the Galactic Starcruiser experience at Disney World. We’ll also mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic film franchises in movie history before we take a peek at our experience at Nerd Fest this past weekend.
69:24 3/7/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 138 “Purely for Curiosity's Sake”
Today in our Disney Detective, Inspiring Black Youth through Imagineering plus Disney is in the community building business againIn our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Andor gets a season 2 and The Old Republic gets a new trailerAnd for our Entertainment News, we remember Ivan Reitman and how do you show the young heads that the old heads have still got it, we’ll talk about it and more…And as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week
68:43 2/21/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 137 “Hate the system, not the Genie”
Today in our Disney Detective, fans prefer Universal over the Genie and Tik Tok wants us to think Disney put a shop owner out of businessIn our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Happy Birthday to John Williams plus we finally get a release date for Obi-Wan KenobiAnd for our Entertainment News, Dolly is paying the bills and Mickey’s tribute to the MonkeesAnd as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week
43:17 2/14/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 136 “The Return of Disney Wars and Franchise Favorites”
Today in our Disney Detective, Abigail Disney fires a shot across Chapek’s bow while Disney Reveals their Avenging Expansion in ParisIn our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, The golden one returns to the franchise and the Galactic Starcruiser Itinerary is finally revealedAnd for our Entertainment News, Iger on Movies plus Walking out on the Masked SingerAnd as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week
58:22 2/7/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 135 “Getting Weird on the Yellow Brick Road”
Today in our Disney Detective, Disney’s looking to dig up some local talent in New Orleans plus Florida locals are buzzing about a sweet post holiday dealIn our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Why no one cared when Star Wars blew up a planet and the wait for the next Star Wars game is almost overAnd for our Entertainment News, Daniel Radcliffe is getting “Weird” and the Yellow Brick Road tour was on but is now off againAnd as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week
54:31 1/31/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 134 “Busting on Bob”
Today in our Disney Detective, Disney CEO Bob Chapek has a new strategy for Disney. But do fans agree, and Guests Show Distaste For Bob Chapek at Magic Kingdom With Giant SignageIn our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, DISNEY, LUCASFILM, AND FIRST JOIN FORCES ONCE AGAIN plus Disney+'s new 'Star Wars' series 'The Book of Boba Fett' hasn't caught on with audiences as quickly as 'The Mandalorian'And for our Entertainment News, Britney Spears Fans Have A New Purpose: Freeing Nichelle Nichols From Her Conservatorship and news from this year’s Golden GlobesAnd as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week....and some afterthoughts
55:59 1/17/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 133 “Done with Disney”
Today in our Disney Detective, Bob Iger goes back to his roots and why are so many people saying they’re done with Disney?In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Galactic Starcruiser reservations are available…but do you really want to book it, then the on again off again saga of Patty Jenkins Star Wars movie…I think it’s on again…maybe…this week…possibly And for our Entertainment News, Taylor Swift show’s she’s a class act and Vicki Lawrence Reveals Betty White's "Sweet and Loving" Last WordsAnd as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week....and some afterthoughts
67:01 1/10/22
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 132 “The Year In Review”
This week we mix things up a bit. Instead of doing our news articles of the week we’re going to take a look back and reflect on some of the big news articles of the year in each of our respective categories. Then we’ll finish up with a recap of our trip to Maryland for Ocean City Comic Con along with some footage of the show before we end with our afterthoughts.
73:27 1/3/22
Holiday Special 2021: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Continuing our annual holiday tradition the Insights Into Things hosts bring you our 2021 Holiday Special: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.This retelling of the Dr. Seuss classic is told through the voices of our shows hosts. If you're lucky enough to catch the video version of this performance you'll also get to see original artwork for the production done by our own Madison Whalen.Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with this classic tale told by the voices your familiar with.
10:35 12/24/21
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 131 “Getting Weird with Adele and the Gang”
Today in our Disney Detective, for the first time ever Black Santas appearing at Disney Parks plus and Alternate “Cinderella Castle Suite that guests can actually bookIn our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, a live action Sabine Wren has been cast for “Star Wars: Asoka”, and a recent Book of Boba TV special reveals new footage of the much anticipated showAnd for our Entertainment News, Adele gets an emotional surprise during her UK TV special and ‘Weird Al’ is distancing himself from a new Kid Rock parody style videoAnd as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week....and some afterthoughts
51:28 12/6/21
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 130 "Pluses, Contracts and The Final Frontier"
Today in our Disney Detective, the big reveals from Disney+ day, and The Boys trolls Disney+ Day with its own Vought+ updatesIn our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Kathleen Kennedy Has Re-Upped Her Lucasfilm Contract plus Patty Jenkins and Rian Johnson’s Star Wars projects may have been shelved for something other than schedulingAnd for our Entertainment News, Action News anchor Jim Gardner dials back schedule, prepares for retirement while Paramount builds The Star Trek Theme Park And as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week....and some afterthoughts
57:27 11/22/21
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 129 "Dusting Off The Old Favorites"
Today in our Disney Detective, Wonder Woman and the Evil Queen, and can the Main Street Electrical Parade solve Disney’s problems yet again?In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, an unnecessary origin story for an irrelevant character, plus is there an Old Republic movie in the works?And for our Entertainment News, Netflix maybe coming to Jersey and the unfortunate passing of Dean StockwellAnd as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week....and some afterthoughts
56:37 11/15/21
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 128 “DeVito, Delays and Disney+ Days”
Today in our Disney Detective, Danny DeVito will be visiting the Mansion, plus delays and more delays in store for Marvel and Disney moviesIn our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Maybe that galaxy far far away isn’t as far as we thought, Boba gets a special for Disney+ DayAnd for our Entertainment News, finally we’re getting History of the World Part II and Munster Mania in time for Halloween!And as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week....and some afterthoughts
48:45 11/1/21
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 127 “To Boldly Go...”
Today in our Disney Detective, How a villain avoids breaking character plus, 50 years after opening and these workers never leftIn our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, the Galactic Starcruiser is getting its own comics, and just how dangerous would Dark Side Luke actually be?And for our Entertainment News, William Shatner is finally reaching for the final frontier then a touching moment between Tony Bennet and Lady Gaga during his final performance.And as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week....and some afterthoughts
60:28 10/18/21
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 126 “Making Time For New Neighbors”
Today in our Disney Detective, Disney thinks the rules about copying someone else’s work is different when they do it, then welcome to the new neighborhoods of EPCOTIn our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, a new way for lightsabers to change color, and George Lucas joins Hasbro’s Black SeriesAnd for our Entertainment News, Johnny Depp is still whining that he’s being treated unfairly, plus Russel T Davies returns to the TardisAnd as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week....and some afterthoughts
67:17 10/4/21
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 125 “The Little Ladies Man”
Today in our Disney Detective, we’ll take a look at a 4 year old true gentleman in the magic kingdom, an an extra magical way to skip lines at the parksIn our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Hasbro newest wares are on display plus The Art of Star Wars the Mandalorian Season 2And for our Entertainment News, Who’s going Around the World in 80 Days plus Netflix buys the chocolate factory and moreAnd as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week....and some afterthoughts
46:18 9/28/21
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 124 “Yehaa Bob and the Sith Lords”
Today in our Disney Detective, Say hello to “Yehaa Bob” and Dining 220 Miles above the Earth.  In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Is Darth Vader the way? Plus Old favorites from the Old Republic. And for our Entertainment News, Mobius in the Mansion? And TMZ sells out to Fox Entertainment. And as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week....and some afterthoughts
47:13 9/20/21

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