155 episodes

An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.

Insights Into Entertainment Joseph and Michelle Whalen

    • TV & Film

An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry.

    Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 152 "Gaming's Best and Bleakest of 2023"

    Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 152 "Gaming's Best and Bleakest of 2023"

    Prepare to embark on a gripping journey through the riveting world of gaming! We've got a spectacular lineup with detailed insights into the Game of the Year nominations, including the renowned Zelda games - Tears of the Kingdom and Breath of the Wild. As we navigate these contrasting worlds, we'll explore the unique gameplay mechanics that set them apart and discuss why Nintendo games continuously captivate audiences of all ages. But who will take home the coveted award? Hold on t...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 151 "Indy Strikes Back: The Disney Firesale"

    Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 151 "Indy Strikes Back: The Disney Firesale"

    With writers and actors on strike, box office numbers struggling to rebound after the pandemic, and missteps with streaming costing studios billions, what could Hollywood possibly do to save the day? Maybe have a firesale and make some money, or at least that’s what Bob Iger is looking to do. But before we see our heroes on the picket lines or the unemployment lines we first saw them on the silver screen in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and we’ve got our thoughts on that and...

    • 50 min
    Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 150 “A Strong Finish”

    Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 150 “A Strong Finish”

    After a long hiatus we’re back with a revamped studio and some interesting experiences to share. The first was from our trip to Niagara falls. Then a new convention came to town. And then we’ll wrap up with thoughts on a few of our favorite shows coming to an end.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 149 “Franklin My Dear I Don’t Give A Zolocon”

    Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 149 “Franklin My Dear I Don’t Give A Zolocon”

    After a long hiatus we’re back with a couple events we attended and a brief Disney discussion. First we’ll talk about our experience at the Disney 100 Exhibition at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Then we’ll discuss our time and our treasures from this year’s Zolocon. Finally we’ll talk about some of the impact of Bob Iger’s to Disney.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 148 “Swapping the Bobs Again”

    Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 148 “Swapping the Bobs Again”

    Chapek is out, Iger is in at Disney again. What impact will that have on the company, the parks and the material coming out of the media giant?After 11 seasons the Walking Dead comes to an end, kind of. We'll take a look at the impact the show has had over the last decade and where the zombies are going next.Finally we'll recap some of the seasonal events and pop culture shows we've been able to start enjoying again and hope to bring much more in the new year.

    • 56 min
    Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 147 “Disney Dissected”

    Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 147 “Disney Dissected”

    As previously promised on the podcast, this week we bring you our review of the current state of Disney parks in Florida. Having spent a week down in somewhat sunny, often rainy and oppressively hot Florida we’ve had a chance to see if Disney has been able to bring the magic back. We’ll take a look at the resort, the amenities offered and the service. Then we’ll take a look at the technology Disney is trying to throw at it’s guests to justify some of the drawbacks and costs. Finally we’...

    • 1 hr 3 min

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