Pod Meets World
Pod Meets World
About Pod Meets World
We're sending you to 1993 when TGIF reigned supreme and “Boy Meets World” first premiered. Danielle, Will and Rider are going back to school as they rewatch every episode of the iconic series, sharing memories, behind the scenes moments, and all the “Boy Meets World” stories a fan could ever want. Relive your first crush, first kiss, favorite moments and all the life lessons with Topanga, Eric, and Shawn.
It's that time again! You’ve got Q's and they’ve got A's! How did the audience see the sets? What were teen magazine shoots like? How do guests get booked for the pod? What are the hosts' dream roles? What's the deal with Will's Winnie The Pooh script? All that and so much more in our Season 2 Q&A...Part 1! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It’s ladies’ choice for this recap, as Danielle, Rider & Will tackle “Turnaround,” an episode with a surprise Christmas tie-in. Dates are juggled, butts are checked out and makeovers are performed on guest star Natanya Ross, all in the name of a book the group wants to read together, Pygmalion. Cory and Topanga share a rare Season 2 moment - but will the gang dig this episode? Grab your school dance best and spike the punch for this memory filled installment of Pod Meets World… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
One of the most recognizable faces on Boy Meets World might not immediately come to mind when thinking of the show, but on this week’s episode, the gang will remind you that guest Blake Clark, a.k.a. Chet Hunter, is absolutely a Hollywood legend. Beyond appearing in a dozen or so Adam Sandler movies (Waterboy, anyone?), at one point in the ‘90s, Blake appeared on a new ABC sitcom every night of the week. From his time in the military to breaking into the business as a stand-up amongst Robin Williams and David Spade, Blake’s hilarious stories about his time as Shawn’s problematic father (and haunting ghost) make this one unforgettable trip down memory lane. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our hosts sit down to recap “The Beard,” an episode that follows Shawn’s madcap attempt at basically dating two women at once. And while they analyze the madness, Danielle wonders if it’s finally time to talk to a very important person in her life, even if that person doesn’t know that she is. And Rider recalls meeting a life-long friend while taping this episode, then buying a Blind Melon CD in Burbank before seeing Quiz Show. Plus, Will, Rider and Danielle are going on the road to meet some fans! And you’re invited. Find out how you can meet the gang (especially if you know good places to eat in Richmond). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The gang FINALLY finds out how Harley’s real name is Harvey, as TK is introduced to steal Cory’s heart in “Sister Theresa.” Listen in as Danielle, Rider & Will induct a new member into the Guest Star Hall of Fame. Plus, Will reads from a 30-year-old journal and was the studio audience really filled with inmates?? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
There are a lot of important roles behind the scenes of a TV show, and one of the biggest is “Stage Manager.“ Especially when the Stage Manager goes above and beyond their textbook roles, like Didi DeStefano did on Boy Meets World. Learn how she used her jaded experience in the industry to protect the cast and find out even more about what happened off camera. AND wait until you hear what amazing items Didi still has from the set…and how a lobster may be the biggest star of them all. #SpotTheLobster See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A romantic and steamy episode makes for quite a hot podcast as the gang recaps episode 9 of Season 2, “Fear Strikes Out.” We find out Rider likes Knott’s Berry Farm much more than his wardrobe vest, and Danielle explains what “rizz” is to her Gen X co-hosts. And although they wonder why Cory is so scared to kiss someone he’s already kissed, they do figure out why this new coffee shop looks so familiar. Break out the cherry chapstick because we’re taking the machine to your high school make out sessions! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Writer / director Mark Blutman finally joins the podcast and it has all the feels of a family reunion! Mark, who joined the staff in 1995, shares story after story of his BMW days, including a funny football storyline that never made it to script. Listen in as the gang weighs the pros and cons of looking back on your old work and Mark reveals if he regrets leaving the show early. Hear more from a writer credited with a whopping FIVE episodes in Season 2 on this episode of Pod Meets World! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rock n’ Roll is here to stay - even when you’re a middle-aged suburban supermarket manager and a pre-pubescent teen who’s never picked up an instrument. Listen in as the gang recaps an iconic episode of Boy Meets World that features real life rock stars, the debut of “Senior” Adam Scott and, most importantly, the relaxing sound of FOUR guitars jamming at once. The Tongues are back, baby! Plus, find out what perks child actors got at Disneyland when they worked for Disney… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We’ve heard a lot about Danny McNulty, a.k.a Harvey ‘Harley’ Keiner, over the past few weeks and we’ve all been excited to hear the story directly from his mouth. So this week - we’re honored to share just that. Danny joins Pod Meets World to fill in the gaps and share everything they never knew. What happened at that fateful table read and why why was he replaced on the show? How similar was Danny to his character and how is he doing now? If there’s one thing that stands true about Boy Meets World, it’s that the cast will always be connected, and this emotional reunion proves just that. Buckle up for something very special. If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, call the National Mental Health Hotline at 866-903-3787. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Everyone remembers their first…especially if it didn’t actually happen. This episode features some high school documentary filmmaking and the great misunderstanding of Cory and Topanga’s accidental sleepover. Find out what Danielle recalls happening (or not happening) heading into such an adult themed episode and the advice Michael Jacobs gave her that helped her acting for the rest of the series. Plus, find out what Will does at bedtime - even if you don’t want to know! Wake up! It’s time for class… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You demanded it - and here he is. Ethan Suplee, formerly known as Frankie Stecchino Jr., may look completely different, but he’s still the talented and passionate human that made his professional debut on Boy Meets World almost 30 years ago. Ethan chats with the gang about the reason he acts, his friendship with Joey the Rat and some behind the scenes partying you’ll never see coming. Get ready for an episode that will not only leave you nostalgic, it will leave you inspired. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It’s time to face one of the most divisive moments in BMW history: a metaphorical wacky romp where Cory becomes…a werewolf. Somewhere between a Halloween episode and a tale about puberty, this episode features Phyllis Diller, one actor’s true commitment to absurdity and the revival of Topanga. Hear all about the spooky full moon kiss, a Lily gag that now feels like a writer’s room inside joke and if the gang can mute their analytical minds to have a little old fashioned sitcom fun. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Well, well, well…if it isn’t the return of Joey “The Rat” Epstein, a.k.a. Blake Sennett, a.k.a. Blake Soper. And despite being an on-screen tough guy, Blake IRL is a really good dude! Danielle, Rider & Will discuss Blake’s time on BMW, a career well before his rise to musical stardom, and the personal struggles he had to overcome to be the man he is today. And can he shine any light on “the hug heard around the world” or at least, explain the greatest line read in show history? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The gang has invited you to a NERD PARTY. This episode has classic quotes, solid lessons and impressive background acting! Plus, the first sighting of…Chubbie’s!! And as if that wasn’t enough, Will reveals what his house currently smells like and did someone say “BMW the musical”?! The invites are being handed out - are you in or out? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After watching “Pairing Off” a few weeks ago, the gang wondered what the guest actress, Marguerite Moreau, thought about the episode’s somewhat confusing make out scene - so they decided to find out. The Mighty Ducks actress recalls her weeks on Boy Meets World and takes a stroll down the path of TV kisses and strange teenage tension. Marguerite also dishes on her first job, The Wonder Years, and why getting cast on your favorite show isn’t always a blessing. Plus, find out what nostalgic gifts Danielle, Rider and Will got each other for Christmas… And the gang finally takes on the task of assigning TMNT characters. Pay close attention - because at the end of the episode you will NOT be tested. Or will you? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The roller coaster that is Season 2 continues, with an unexpected low point thanks to the lessons of The Grapes of Wrath and basketball shorts over sweatpants. Can Danielle and Rider convince Will that his storyline of being “whipped” continues to drag or will he be able to show them the importance of union building and obscure old-timey references? And the gang finally takes on the task of assigning TMNT characters. Pay close attention - because at the end of the episode you will NOT be tested. Or will you? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The world’s most surprising Boy Meets World guest star has entered the chat! Adam Scott might be a recent Emmy nominee, but he’ll always be Griff in our hearts. Adam clears the air on his abrupt entrance in, and exit from, the show and finally addresses an awkward on-set incident that has quietly haunted him for almost 30 years. And Danielle analyzes a message board post Adam saw in the early days of the Internet. And as a bonus, Adam shares details on ‘Severance’ and how a nice guy like him can always play a jerk. Season 2 is off to quite a start as another blockbuster guest brings their A game!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Things are looking up for Season 2 as the hosts enjoy the witty pacing, elite jokes and prank filled flow of a Mr. Weeny debacle. Or maybe it’s just Blake’s line read that has them uncontrollably laughing. And the love keeps coming when Will admits to dating his on-screen love interest IRL for 6-7 months (!!!). Who could it be? Plus a heartfelt tribute to a beloved Boy Meets World writer… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When an unfamiliar name popped up during Season 1’s rewatch as the writer of two iconic episodes, the gang knew they what they had to do. After some internet sleuthing and trepidation to participate, writer Janette Kotichas joins the show to fill in the blanks on why, despite two incredible scripts to her name, she did not return for Season 2 (and soon after, left the business). A writing staff of cliques, International telegrams and scripts being thrown across the room… It’s a behind-the-scenes of Boy Meets World like you’ve never heard before. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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