Places & Travel

Part of Our World is a bi-weekly podcast where your hosts Keenan and Rachael have a half-an-hour (or so) conversation about a Disney related topic whether it’s tips for the parks, favorite movies or characters, or how to not go insane waiting for that next Disney vacation.

Episodes

Whether you are a longtime fan of Hamilton or just getting into it now that a filmed version is on Disney Plus, you will love listening to Rachael and Keenan, joined by Tom and Michelle of Hyperion Adventures Podcast, dig deep into the incredible, award-winning Broadway show Hamilton.

This episode is part 2 of a crossover series discussing Hamilton. Part 1, over on Hyperion Adventures' feed, scratches the surface of Hamilton for beginners or those who have never seen it. It is a spoiler-free episode designed to introduce new fans to the plot, characters, and history of Hamilton. Go listen to that first if you haven't yet!

Part 2 focuses on what makes Hamilton so unique, the complexities, the lyrical dexterity, the parallels among characters, the rich and complicated themes, and more. This episode does not hold back with spoilers, so make sure you've heard/seen the show or are completely OK with key moments in the show being revealed.

Check out our wonderful friends' podcast, Hyperion Adventures by going to https://hyperionadventurespodcast.com/ or interacting with them on their social media platforms: InstagramFacebookPinterest or their delicious and boozy food blog: Disney Dishes Blog

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What is "vacation mentality" or having a "vacation mindset"? To many, it is simply how you think and feel differently on vacation. And, of course, this is true. But vacation mentality is achievable whether you are relaxing at a poolside bar, riding a coaster, hiking through the mountains, or even just going to the Saturday Farmer's Market for a bit. Vacation mentality is even harder to obtain when there are irritations (usually other people) to your vacation plans.

On this episode, Rachael and Keenan discuss the heart of vacation mentality as well as strategies for staying in it. While the focus is geared toward Disney vacations (especially considering the restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic), but can be applied to any excursion. Listen to lots of stories about vacation mentality in practice (or lack thereof) and plenty of tips to help you with your next trip.

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On this episode, Keenan and Rachael are joined by Brendan and Katherine from Detour to Neverland podcast to each pick an attraction that we would replace, refurb, retheme, and restore from the Walt Disney World Resort parks.

 

Brendan and Katherine can be found:

Website: detourtoneverland.com

Instagram: /detourtoneverland

Twitter: @DTNPodcast

Facebook: /detourtoneverland

 

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This week, Rachael and Keenan take a trip around the world (World Showcase at Epcot, that is) with their friend Drunk Stormtrooper (aka @WDWJediMaster on Twitter). Join them as they select their beverage of preference when completing the challenge of drinking at all eleven World Showcase pavilions. This episode is a little more PG-13 than usual, with lots of inneundos, not to mention a mature topic, that may not be appropriate for the kiddos.

 

Twitter: @WDWjedimaster

 

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Calling All Dreamers is a new type of bonus episode from the Part of Our World team. We were inspired after a fascinating interview with Disney vlogger and photographer, Andres (Thrills and Magic on all social media and YouTube) went way longer than ancipated -- well worth it, check it out here.

 

We, of course, still wanted to play "This or That" with Andres so we scheduled the game for a livestream at a later date--the anniversary of Animal Kingdom-- and now you can listen to that recording here as a bonus episode.  Check it out!

 

We plan on doing lots more shows where we play Disney-themed games with members of the online Disney community. And we'll call this type of episode "Calling All Dreamers" -- so if you see that in the future, you know what that means

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This week, Rachael and Keenan invited their Disney vlogger, photographer, and Animal Crossing friend, Andres from Thrills & Magic, to discuss his passion for all things Disney, how he became a professional photographer, and more. This interview goes deep into perhaps the most creative and multi-talented guests on the show to date.

 Album art by Andres: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7_hO6EBwPh/?hl=en

 

Find Andres via Thrills and Magic on:

YouTube: Thrills & Magic YT Channel

Instagram: /thrillsandmagic

Twitter: @thrillsandmagic

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This week Rachael and Keenan give their recommendations on what to watch on Disney+. As many of us under "shelter-in-place" orders have been binging on our streaming services, you know that Part of Our World has been getting even deeper into the Disney+ library. This episode covers binge-worthy shows, what Disney+ original movies really shine, and whether or not Disney+ is worth it for the vault, old school Disney channel classics, and more. Spoiler: we think it is! Find out why on this episode of Part of Our World Podcast.

 

What did we miss? Are YOU loving Disney+ too? Let us know through one of the channels below!

Website: partofourworld.net

Twitter:  @poowpodcast

Instagram: instagram.com/partofourworldpodcast

Facebook: facebook.com/partofourworldpodcast

Voicemail: (614) 392-8147‬

 

Also, if you're interested in booking a trip and want to take advantage of the type of research put into this episode, head over to Keenan's travel agent page and reach out to him about a free, no-obligation quote for Disney vacations!

partofourworld.net/travel    or    facebook.com/travelwithkeenan

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This week, Rachael and Keenan are joined by Matt from Love of the Mouse Podcast to discuss how to keep the Disney magic alive when you can't be at the parks (whether they're open or not). 

 

Matt can be found online at:

Podcast: https://loveofthemousepodcast.com/

Twitter: @LOTMpodcast

Instagram: /lotmpodcast

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Tune in to hear Rachael and Keenan's review of Disney Pixar's newest IP: Onward, starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland. Warning: after a brief overview, this review contains spoilers for the entire film. Check it out after you've seen it, and let us know on social media what you thought of film and whether or not you agree with our analysis.

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On this bonus episode of Part of Our World Podcast, Keenan and Rachael evaluate the value of the newest addition to the Disney Dining experience: the Dining Plan Plus. After carefully selecting restaurants (thanks Twitter!) then deciding how much meals would cost using a very complex process of picking out menu items and totaling them, Keenan and Rachael determine if the dining plan plus is worth your money AND how it stacks up against the other Disney Dining Plans.

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