Friday, July 26, 2013

Episode 114 -- Rating Restaurants

This week Team MMOM tackles the art of restaurant reviews.  They review the reviews of AAA, the Unofficial Guide, the Bar and Lounge Guide, and Zagat's.  An abbreviated News Wheel turns on a Facebook post from Mike Scopa and a blog from the Disney Hipsters.  Dutch has the Backpage.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Meet Team MMOM

Patrick "Kip" Springfield

Kip Springfield is from New Jersey, came of age in Philadelphia, and now lives in Northern Rhode Island with his wife Lisa Springfield, M.D. (nee Cantalupi).  Kip brought his Jersey Strong mentality to the courtrooms of Pennsylvania as a prosecutor where he put the criminals of the Keystone State in the hard vice of justice.  After a layoff from the World, Kip feel back in love with all things Disney in a trip to Disneyland in 2011.  He enjoys baseball, the Simpsons, and arguing with Dutch.

Russell Jameson Shuttlesworth

Russell "Russ" Shuttlesworth is an avid Disney fan.  Born in New York, Russ currently lives with his wife Felicity Shuttlesworth (nee McAfee) and handsome son Jameson Thompson (JT) in Warwick, RI.  When not plying his trade in risk management, Russ relaxes by watching baseball, reading non-fiction, and drafting incredibly detailed podcast notes.

John "Dutch" Lombrowski

Dutch Lombrowski lives in Providence, RI with his wife Sarah ("Honey") and their two children, Millie and Dutch Jr.  In addition to chasing around his near-indestructible son, Dutch enjoys football, basketball, fantasy sports, and professional wrestling.  He has been traveling to the World since he was six and cries every time during the Illuminations Christmas tag. 

Episode 113 -- Waiting is the Hardest Part

Team MMOM discusses all aspects of waiting in line this week. Armed with David Maister’s The Psychology of Waiting in Lines, Kip, Russ and Dutch tackle what Disney does right, what needs to be fixed, and the science of waiting. Kip has the Backpage.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Episode 112 -- Guy Weekend

Team MMOM discusses their favorite topic this week:  their adventure getaway to WDW.  On that trip, the Boys plan to tackle the Ultimate Magic Kingdom Touring Plan and Eating and Drinking Around the World during the Food and Wine Festival.  The NewsWheel turns on recharging stations in the park, wait times during the 4th of July, and Bob in Burbank getting to stay in Burbank an extra year.  Russ has the Backpage.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Episode 111 -- Stats are for nerds

This week Team MMOM introduce themselves by discussing lessons of how the statistical revolution in sports like baseball can inform thoughtful analysis of trip planning and discussion of all thing WDW.  The New Wheel turns on Sofia the First taking on a bigger role at the Studios, the death of room service in New York City, and a tweet from @tom_bricker on reduced EMH in the Magic Kingdom.  Dutch has the Backpage.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Episode 110 -- The End of the Beginning

Discussion this week on the theme park attendance report, a listener e-mail about the Wonders of Life Pavillion, and a major announcement.  Listen to the end.

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