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The Backside Of Water - A Disneyland History Podcast
A podcast that delves into the rich history, awesome stories, and fascinating details behind your favorite Disney Attractions
Category: History
Location: Anaheim
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February 17, 2021 07:46 PM PST

The gang is all here in the latest episode of The Backside Of Water. The crew finds themselves back in Al's Imaginarium Studio to record the latest episode focusing on exploring the origins and early days of Tomorrowland. They discuss how the fear of the atomic bomb ended up leading to the success of Tomorrowland as well as the futurism of Walt Disney himself. Things take a very interesting turn, though, when Al take the gang for a ride on a brand new attraction prototype showcasing the extinct attractions of Tomorrowland. So, strap on your jet pack, grab some dehydrated fruit, and enjoy the newest episode of the Backside of Water!

January 17, 2021 09:16 PM PST

Hi friends! As happens every year, we will not be releasing a full episode of the Backside of Water this month. We spent the month December spending the holidays connecting with our families and took some needed rest so we could be ready to hit the ground running when we release our 1st episode in the brand new series covering Tomorrowland!!

If you'd like your Backside of Water fix for January, consider joining our Patreon network to find two brand-new full-length episodes ready for your listening ears!! Simply go to www.patreon.com/bsownetwork to get the latest episodes of BSOW: Backstage and Did You Know Disney.

Thank you again for all your support and we can't wait to release part 1 of the Tomorrowland exploration February 17th, 2021!

December 14, 2020 10:31 PM PST

Happy Holidays, everyone! We are pleased as holiday punch to bring you this very special holiday themed episode.

If you're missing Disneyland as much as we are this season, this episode is for you. We pulled out all the stops on this one and filled it to the brim with yuletide cheer!

Join the gang as they travel around the entire park seeking to uncover the truth behind the Legendary Fortune that Walt Disney hid inside the park! Along the way you'll get a ton of very fun historical tidbits about the park too!

We should also mention that we tried to make this episode FEEL as much like a visit to the park as possible. So for those who are missing some Disneyland, be sure to listen to this episode with a pair of headphones, just to get the entire Disneyland experience.

Now, without any further ado, enjoy this very special holiday episode, brought to you by the entire BSOW team. Happy holidays, everyone!

Written by: Alex Stewart
Directed by: Alex Stewart
Edited by: Daniel Martin (You did an awesome job, bro!!!)
Sound Design by: Alex Stewart

November 16, 2020 11:08 PM PST

It's finally here!! We get to explore an actual ride again! After many, many, months of exploring walkthroughs and experiences it is a real treat for the gang to be able to ride ToonTown's one and only E-Ticket attraction! On this episode we dive deep into the big city side of ToonTown and explore the seedy back alleys and shady cab companies that populate the booming cityscape of ToonTown. So throw that hand high in the air, give a loud whistle, and hail the first cab you can find to take a drive through the wacky, zany, and wonderful world of Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin.

BIG NEWS: Thanks to Freddy Martin we were able to score an interview with former Vice President of Imagineering and creator of ToonTown, Joe Lanzisero over on Did You Know Disney. And since Did You Know Disney has migrated over to our BSOW Network Patreon it is only available if you're a member. BUT for the next 30 days the episode is available and able to be listened to! This is our gift to you as listeners during the upcoming holiday season. While you're there, consider becoming a member of BSOW Network to receive even more exclusive monthly content with other amazing Disney figures and more! You can find the Patreon by visiting https://www.patreon.com/bsownetwork

or visiting www.patreon.com and searching for BSOW Network

Written by: Freddy Martin
Vocal Edit by: Annie Ruygt
Sound Design and Mixing by: Alex Stewart

October 17, 2020 09:02 PM PDT

Well, oh, boy! We are beyond excited to explore the story of Minnie Mouse and her quaint little abode during this episode of the Backside of Water! During this episode we explore the history of Mickey's favorite gal as well as Walt's favorite gal, his wife, Lillian Disney. So grab those earbuds, slap on a big red bow, and get ready for another crazy exploration of the rich history, awesome stories, and fascinating details behind your favorite Disney attractions!

By the way, We have launched a brand new listening experience called the BSOW Network over at Patreon.com. By becoming a member you'll have access to up to TWO additional shows a month! just visit:


Written By: Alex Stewart
Directed By: Alex Stewart
Vocal Edits By: Annie Ruygt
Sound Mixing and Design By: Alex Stewart

September 15, 2020 10:49 PM PDT

In this thrilling conclusion, Freddy, Annie, and Alex continue their winding journey through Mickey's House in ToonTown discovering even more facts and history than they can handle! They discuss the everything from the constant twilight in Mickey's backyard to mysterious, seemingly out of place mirrors and more! Grab a funnel cake and join us for the final installment of the three part series exploring the house of the mouse that built it all!

July 27, 2020 10:56 PM PDT

Annie, Freddy, and Alex continue their insanely deep and dense dive into the life and times of Mickey Mouse in this second of three episodes that will walk you as the listener through the house of the Mouse that started it all! Listen along as they point out some of the amazing details and easter eggs Imagineers peppered throughout the house as a way of paying tribute to storied and rich career of Mickey Mouse. In this episode the gang, again, are only able to make it through one room of the house due to the sheer density of the history housed within its walls. This episode is sure to make you want to take a visit to Mickey's house for the very first time, or revisit it with new eyes.

Please be sure to follow BSOW's Instagram account and Facebook community by searching for The Backside of Water Podcast on both of those platforms.

You can also check out what our hosts are up to by following them on Instagram and Twitter:

Freddy Martin: @skipperfreddy
Annie Ruygt: @annieruygt
Alex Stewart: The_backside_of_water


June 25, 2020 10:51 PM PDT

Join the gang as they embark on a wonderful journey through the house and the history behind the mouse who started it all. In this episode Alex, Annie, and Freddy only make it through the first room in Mickey's house because of the vast amount of history found in the walls of this hallowed house. You'll hear about the story behind some of the greatest curios in the main living room as well as a rousing telling of the history behind the origins of Mickey Mouse (once heard on the podcast Did You Know Disney). So grab a cool beverage, prop up your feet and enjoy the latest episode of The Backside of Water!

May 27, 2020 04:22 PM PDT

Our very first live recording!! That's right, back in March of 2020 we gathered in the Sipping Office (Trevor Kelly's majestic backyard Jungle Cruise Themed Tiki Bar) to let our hair down and share stories about what exactly Disneyland means to all of us. We thought that at this point, pretty much the middle point of our journey through the park, it would be great for us (and our wonderful friends who joined us for the live taping) to share just what we love about The Happiest Place On Earth. A very special thank you to Trevor and Jessica, all the artists who came out and shared their works with everyone, and all of our wonderful fans who bundled up and braved a cold, rainy night to have some fun with us. Without any further ado, enjoy our first (but certainly not our last) live episode of The Backside of Water!

April 12, 2020 02:37 PM PDT

Wait, stop! Don't pass over this episode! I know you may not love Chip N' Dale's Treehouse, heck, you may not have known it even existed. But I assure you, you won't regret learning about the history of this little tree, nestled in the back corner of ToonTown. In this episode we explore the history of the two 'munks who call this tree home, including how they represent the many sides of Walt Disney. We also explore the vast connection the parks as a whole have to trees, as well as our human connection to trees as well.

So whether, you're a Disney history nut, or a cashew-al admirer of the parks, Chip 'N Dale's Treehouse is most certainly an attraction worth getting to know. Enjoy!

Show Credits:

Written By: Freddy Martin

Engineering By: Annie Ruygt, Alex Stewart, and Freddy Martin

Sound Mixing & Design By: Alex Stewart

Directed By: Alex Stewart

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