Earning My Ears
- Dec 5, 2019
I think P Dub realizes that if he's giving up the DL Show, others will pick it up...even if it is the competition. I'll search, find and watch what ever is relevant.
If you like Tyler and Katrina, they are now regular contributors on The Kingdom Report podcast. I hope I don’t get in trouble for saying that, but the audience for it right now is so small that they are hardly a threat. They cover both Disneyland and WDW, but since they and the host live in CA, the focus is more on Disneyland. The show is definitely not as fun or enjoyable as the DIS Unplugged podcasts, but I listen to them once I’ve finished everything the DIS puts out each week.While i liked the new format, it was more so because I could watch Ryan and Craig discuss their thoughts on chocolate and I'd prolly watch.
The new show suffered mostly because it's hard to do a show with people over skype/facetime like this.
I know this was essentially what the old DL podcast was (audio only, but still skyping eachother), but it played off worse in this format.
It's too bad Tyler+Katrina were let go/quit, because they could have potentially put together a more structured west-coast version.
I know they tried in his (apartment?), but it visually looked awkward with everyone scrunched together on one sofa.
1,765. You forgot Riviera.What fascinated me about the OG DL crew was how much detail they seemed to know off the top of their head. Much easier, of course, when you're dealing with two parks and three hotels, as opposed to four parks and 1,764 hotels, but Mary Jo would say something like "It's over by that one tree in New Orleans Square" and Tom would be like "Oh, you mean the tree with the one branch that dips down over the railing?" and Nancy would be like "YES! That's the one!" and Michael would be like "Walt actually snapped a branch off that tree once in 1963 and smacked Marty Sklar across the back with it" and Tony would be like "WHAT'S A GOOD PLACE TO EAT IN BISMARCK I'M AT THE RED ROOF INN".
Pretty sure it's fine to say where they are now, as they never acknowledged they left the show to begin with.If you like Tyler and Katrina, they are now regular contributors on The Kingdom Report podcast. I hope I don’t get in trouble for saying that, but the audience for it right now is so small that they are hardly a threat.
In the world of podcasts, consistency is key. If they released an episode and then three weeks they released another they would lose listeners/viewers. People move on so quickly that they would be lost in the shuffle.I guess P Dub has his reasons...they're "too overloaded" was the strange reason they gave. Relevancy is key. Placing shows on a weekly schedule seems a little old school in today's world. I don't see why shows seem to be every week. The content begins to get a little yawnish. Keeping the DVC Show weekly seems to pander to one of their largest advertisers but really what more can be said about owning a timeshare that hasn't already been said?
I finally looked up the podcast rankings and I totally get it the WDW version was still way up there but the DLR version was floundering. I get that there are just a lot more people planning trips to WDW and there is a lot more that goes into planning trips to WDW and the powers that be have to look at ROI and all that, but perhaps the Disneyland edition could resurface as a one or two person ten or fifteen minute weekly DLR news only show? DIS just does news way better than the rest and that would be a lot cheaper to produceIt's not my position to comment on any business decision that is made, but I respect the decisions. There are many factors that go into these decisions and some of them have been touched on in this thread and others haven't. The changes we made to the show doubled our audio audience from what it was before and performed solidly on YouTube, but if we are going to invest time, money and energy into something we cover then it has to be justified. Remember, DIS Unplugged is just one small facet of The DIS and Dreams Unlimited Travel and even though it's easy to make up storylines based on being able to see a visual number, you're only looking at the tip of the iceberg.
With the original audio only format of the Disneyland show, Nancy (at that time) had two pre teenage years. Tom's son was also pre-teen for a good portion. Then you had Louella who joined periodically and has three boys, including one that is on the autism spectrum (not quite sure of the correct language here). When they finally switched to video a year ago, we lost most of the interaction with Nancy and Louella's perspective with their kids. If the show had continued on with audio only, then the parent's perspective would have continued. I almost forgot that Michael has a grand daughter that he sometimes takes to Disneyland. Given that both Louella and Nancy work outside of the DIS, trying to get them scheduled on a recorded show was more challenging. As such we lost a lof of their perspective as being parents and taking their kids to the parks.I was just considering also maybe the lack of the group not having kids or not having young kids doesn't help either. For either podcast. I think it will add a different perspective/angle to things, being that it is disneyworld and disneyland ("had") to make sure someone on the panel has the parent/family perspective. Many people book trips because it is a family vacation, one with young kids or teens and listening to a podcast with at least one perspective helps to solidify your next trip. Some of the panelists on the podcast have children but their stories of them going to disneyworld/land were years ago and may not apply to today's experiences. So if you're trying to grab the east coast families to join on a disneyland west coast trip it may have helped to hear that perspective sometimes of what it's like to go there with kids/families. I think they do have it with age groups, all different generations on board, just not as much from this perspective.
I've been looking, too!I'm sad that the show is gone and it doesn't look like The Dis will be continuing with Disneyland coverage. Does anyone know of any shows that would be a good replacement? I'm looking for something that gives updates in the parks and their opinions about the changes.