64 episodes

Get ready to travel back to Waverly Place with hosts Jennifer Stone ("Harper Finkle") and David DeLuise ("Jerry Russo") as they rewatch the beloved Disney Channel series for the first time in years. Wizards of Waverly Pod includes never heard before behind-the-scenes moments, features interviews with the show's cast and crew, including Selena Gomez ("Alex Russo"), Josh Sussman ("Hugh Normous"), Peter Murrieta (Series Showrunner), and so many more. Jennifer and David also explore the show's impact on pop culture and their personal lives. Whether you're a long-time fan or just discovering "Wizards of Waverly Place" for the first time, this podcast is the perfect way to dive deeper into the world of the show and the significant cultural impact it made. And remember...everything is not what it seems!
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Wizards of Waverly Pod PodCo

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 173 Ratings

Get ready to travel back to Waverly Place with hosts Jennifer Stone ("Harper Finkle") and David DeLuise ("Jerry Russo") as they rewatch the beloved Disney Channel series for the first time in years. Wizards of Waverly Pod includes never heard before behind-the-scenes moments, features interviews with the show's cast and crew, including Selena Gomez ("Alex Russo"), Josh Sussman ("Hugh Normous"), Peter Murrieta (Series Showrunner), and so many more. Jennifer and David also explore the show's impact on pop culture and their personal lives. Whether you're a long-time fan or just discovering "Wizards of Waverly Place" for the first time, this podcast is the perfect way to dive deeper into the world of the show and the significant cultural impact it made. And remember...everything is not what it seems!
For advertising opportunities please email: michaela@podco.us

    Mel Brooks Reveals The Secrets Of His Most Iconic Films

    Mel Brooks Reveals The Secrets Of His Most Iconic Films

    We have a very special treat today for our WizPod Fam! Today’s guest is David’s godfather and  legendary filmmaker Mel Brooks! Mel is a Hollywood icon most known for making comedic movies. He reminisces on stories of David as a kid and how he met David’s father Dom. Mel talks about how he defied studios and always stuck with his gut on what he wanted to do. Mel gives us all the behind the scene secrets on creating his most acclaimed films, from recasting a role due to an actor’s major injury, to huge film studios saying no to Mel’s films that would go on to become huge successes.




    Does Mel think it is easier to make an audience laugh or cry? Does Mel Brooks watch ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’? What does Mel Brooks want the younger generation to hear? 




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    • 48 min
    “Make It Happen” | Ep. 61

    “Make It Happen” | Ep. 61

    This week on WizPod we recap a very special episode, “Make It Happen”, where we get our first glimpse of Selena Gomez and The Scene. Jen shares how Disney stars typically were tied to a record deal, and how it was not always the best deal. David also shares a behind the scenes casting secret for this episode, and reveals which real life story from his life made it into the script. Jen and David also discuss what their back up plans were and what they believe you should be doing in your twenties. 




    What’s David Saddle Ranch story? What’s it like to be the lead of a Disney show?? And has David finally learned how to sing???




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    • 38 min
    “Baby Cupid” | Ep. 60

    “Baby Cupid” | Ep. 60

    This week on WizPod we recap one of the weirder Wizards episodes… “Baby Cupid”! Jen and David nerd out of video games and medieval torture devices. Jen shares memories of her first school set teacher and the impact she had on her. David questions whether family planning class is still a thing as they rewatch Alex Russo using the class as an excuse for having Baby Cupid. Jen and David also reveal that Baby Cupid was played by two different babies…and that it was quite obvious!




    What is Jen’s attachment style? What did Harper’s hair sweater actually feel like in real life?? And why is Jen so scared of Baby Cupid???




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    • 35 min
    How Saturday Night Live Icon Rachel Dratch Became Future Harper

    How Saturday Night Live Icon Rachel Dratch Became Future Harper

    Welcome back Wizardspod Fam! This week we are honored to be joined by Saturday Night Live alum, comedy legend, and fellow podcaster, Rachel Dratch! Rachel shares her journey from being a psychology major to auditioning for SNL, as well as how she was asked to play Future Harper on Wizards. Rachel shares the secrets behind her most iconic SNL sketches, and what the protocol is when they break character. She also dives into her fascination with the supernatural and her favorite memory from working on Wizards. 




    What was Rachel’s first job? Why was Rachel rejected the first time she auditioned for Saturday Night Live? How did Rachel and Tina Fey meet and what bonded them as friends? 




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    • 51 min
    Taxi Dance

    Taxi Dance

    Welcome back to WizPod! This week we are recapping and diving behind the scenes of the “Taxi Dance” episode. Jen talks about her stunt in this episode and how she wanted it to be as real as possible, and David shares some of his crazy stunt experience in his other roles. We also discuss how this episode has our first “See you in PE!” line. Our hosts share what it’s really like to do eating scenes on television, and how they’re not as fun as you might think. And finally, Jen and David debate the Russo family’s house layout.




    Which part of the episode were Jen and David’s favorite? Which easter egg did the writers hide in this episode? And where does the door in the Russo living room actually lead to???




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    • 39 min
    Harper Knows

    Harper Knows

    This week on Wizardspod we are recapping the very highly anticipated episode “Harper Knows”, where Alex finally reveals to Harper she is a wizard. Our dynamic duo starts off by telling us which famous singer grew up watching Wizards of Waverly Place and knew David as a kid through family connections. David and Jen talk about the suspense of disbelief in this episode, specifically with the outer space scene. They notice that this miiiight be the first episode where we hear about Jeremy from science, but we need you to help us figure it out! Lastly, Jen vulnerably discusses her fourteen year old self’s insecurities in this episode and what she would say to her today. 




    David wore his Wizards costume where? Which storyline did David want to change in this episode? And which famous sibling duo did Jen meet while rock climbing???




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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

kemac9 ,

Childhood Nostalgia - Check!

This podcast is one I go to when I need to feel at peace. It brings me back to my childhood, and I love the homey feeling it gives me. I love listening to the banter from Jenn and David + all their guests. Highly recommend! 10/10

.mario.m ,

Amazing idea !!

Having Selena as guest on that show was iconic

bridgetmay2020 ,

Love this!!

Just listened to the first episode and already obsessed!! Really enjoyed listening to you both, so nostalgic thinking about the show and really interesting hearing all the stories!! Can’t wait for more episodes!

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