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!
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!
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!
Written By: Freddy Martin
Engineering By: Annie Ruygt, Alex Stewart, and Freddy Martin
Sound Mixing & Design By: Alex Stewart
Directed By: Alex Stewart
On this episode of the Backside Of Water, Alex, Annie, and Freddy explore that little resiliant coaster tucked back in the corner of Toon Town. Some may see this attraction as a pass over attraction, and as such, may see this episode as a pass-by episode. But I assure you, this episode is far from a pass-by episode! You will learn a TON of awesome information about this attraction and even more about the park history as a whole! So grabs some acorns and your best chums and enjoy the latest episode of The Backside of Water!
In this special bonus episode, join Alex, Annie, and Freddy as they go on a thrilling worldwide adventure to uncover even more secrets of Disney's most famous and infamous secret organization, The Society Of Explorers and Adventurers. A very special thank you to our good friend Mike Mulligan (@captaincosplay) for the use of his amazing vocal talent and hard work on this episode. So, grab your nearest fez, pour yourself a nice beverage, and enjoy this latest episode of the Backside Of Water
On Sunday March 1st, 2020 we are going to be recording a live taping of The Backside of Water and Did You Know Disney in Anaheim, CA at 7:30pm. This special bonus episode will center around what Disneyland means to us, not just the hosts, but for those attending the event. That’s right, you’ll also have the opportunity to share your thoughts and memories about The Happiest Place On Earth alongside us. Of course there’s no pressure to share if you’d rather just enjoy the taping instead.
The Did You Know Disney episode that will be recorded that night will focus on the wonders of Adventureland!
As an added bonus, the very talented tiki/mid-century artist Trevor Kelly as well as Jungle Cruise artist and historian Dr. David Marley will have a specially curated collection of Jungle Cruise and tiki themed merchandise that can be purchased at the event as well!!
Jump on to Instagram and Facebook and see more details on how to score two tickets to this event!
All aboard, who're coming aboard! In this episode, Freddy, Annie, and Alex board Donald's boat to explore the fun and fancy free of this quaint little barge. They discuss the interesting curios aboard the boat as well as the interesting history behind Donald Duck and his family tree. Freddy also shares a very touching story about his connection with his dad and Donald. So, grab your sunscreen and Dramamine and set sail with us aboard Donald Duck's boat.
Join Alex and Freddy in this fully immersive holiday adventure as they seek to save the Tiki Room's tiki birds from an uncertain future while Annie and Dr. Sneck struggle to get back from the past.
A very happy holidays to you, our wonderful listeners. Thanks for a great year of exploring the rich history behind our favorite Disney attractions with us. We look forward to another year of deep dives, dad jokes, and everything in between. We wish you and yours a very merry and bright holiday season and we'll see you in the new year!
On this very special, AND very lengthy episode Alex is joined for the first time by newest co-host, Freddy Martin to discuss the amazingly rich and intricate history of Mickey's Toon Town. Join Freddy and Alex as they discuss the fantastic story that frames the narrative around that area of the park, the rise and fall of Michael Eisner, early land concepts including Roger Rabbit's Hollywood, and more! Alex even tries his hand at some armchair Imagineering at the end of the episode. It is a pleasure to have Freddy on board and we eagerly await Annie's return from the past with Dr. Sneck!