Modern Mouse is a journalistic show about the less magical side of life looked at through the most magical lens, the Walt Disney company.
The Politics of Toy Guns
In 2015, Disney theme parks bumped up their security and stopped selling toy guns, and while political debate has continued to revolve around toy guns, it's honestly about time we start asking more important questions in hopes for a solution to America's problem with gun violence.
The Bureaucracy of Educational Puppets
Maybe you've seen Saturday Morning cartoons disappear? Sesame Street moved to HBO! The government oversight of Children's TV has become overwhelming, as has the oversight of the US education system, doing more harm than good. So how do we fix it?
The Misogyny of Disney Animation
Thanks to the #MeToo movement we've seen Hollywood get its fair share of comeupance but misogyny still exists everywhere including the world of animation. It isn't hard to think back nearly a century ago and think about how women were treated differently than women, but what are we doing now to create equality? Are we doing enough?
The Psychology of Adolescent Fame
Child actors seem to go through hard times more often than not and that includes Disney tv and film stars dating all the way back to the 1940s and its happening in a totally different way in the age of social media, but how can we help?
The Economics of Popcorn Buckets
Disney theme park popcorn buckets, like many collectibles, have become a commodity of an online black market, run on sites like Ebay and social media.
The Mythology of Walt Disney
Lots of stories circulate about Walt Disney, but why do we tell them and better yet, why do we believe them? What does it say about Walt Disney and what does it say about us?
Compelling Stories About Disney
Josh has a great voice, but what I love about this new format is how it showcases his production skills. The clips are fantastic, the content is compelling, and Josh uses those things to unearth thought-provoking things that Disney fans will love. Definitely subscribe!
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Love this Podcast
Great thought provoking topics. Josh is so easy to listen to and never is one side. I love that he is able to compare Disney culture to real life. Keep up the great work Josh!