Ears of Steel: The Podcast

A brief Christmas Eve MorningCast just to say Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all my listeners & their loved ones! Let's fire off some goals together!

Direct download: EoSXmas16.mp3
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In which Bart discusses issues with Rainforest Cafe, why he likes Cars, Adam the Woo, and wonders why we can't have gators back now.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 3:50pm CDT

A MobileCast episode in which Bart remembers the fine work of Tia Carrere in Wayne's World, laments the ability to not know, reviews Moana, is unimpressed with the Death Star, imagines a Mummy Impossible, and lastly shares a somewhat creepy true Christmas story.

Direct download: EoS20156.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 10:49am CDT

On the night before Thanksgiving, Bart discusses his recent trip to Maryland, a German dragon city, almost crying over a souvenir, and laments passing up $300 from Southwest.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 12:18am CDT

A short EoS MobileCast in which Bart discusses struggling with the time change, egg muffins, and finally makes the announcement he's been waiting over a year to tell you all: The Cats of the Castle is available RIGHT NOW! Here's how to get it & a special request (or two!)

Direct download: EoS20154.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 4:27pm CDT

In which Bart celebrates a successful Halloween, even if he did almost break a limb in the process, talks about his first foray into cosplay, takes the kids trick or treating, thinks up a "billion dollar idea" for a Thanksgiving decoration, and discusses breakfasts with Princesses.

Direct download: EoS20153.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 12:16am CDT

Another MobileCast (sorry about that) in which Bart celebrates the Chicago Cubs' NLCS victory and their first World Series in 71 years, rambles about vlogs, recommends you all listen to his appearance on the new parenting podcast Those Are Daddy's Toys hosted by old friend (and sometimes nemesis) Kurt Larson.

Direct download: EoS20152.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 4:38pm CDT

A Monday MobileCast in which I discuss burgers with Buffett, the Chicago Cubs, my own history as a baseball fan (and not), Walt Disney World's military resort Shades of Green, and has a realization about the first Ears of Steel that he vows to change.

Direct download: EoS151.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 9:34pm CDT

The 150th episode and final trip report from Walt Disney World in which I rode Frozen Ever After, wait to long for busses, have an incredible burger in Disney Springs, nearly die (not really but felt like it), and experience International Line Relations on Nemo & Friends.

Direct download: EoS20150.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 10:47am CDT

In which Bart talks about getting weepy outside of Disney's Animal Kingdom with Phil Collins, has breakfast in the Rainforest, then meets a bunch of other people in Clermont, and finishes the night at Epcot for food, wine, and Illuminations.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 8:13am CDT

In which Bart returns from Walt Disney World and begins his report on early flying, Pop Century, an afternoon at Disney's Hollywood Studios and meeting Kylo Ren, plus dinner reviews of Tony's Town Square and T-Rex, a review of the new Soarin' at Epcot, and much more!

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Category:Travel -- posted at: 1:10pm CDT

In which Bart is counting down the days, reviews Blackish at Walt Disney World and the new show Speechless, sets up a (sort of) official EoS Meet & Greet for next week, and finally, is looking for a new man purse.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 10:45am CDT

An EoS MobileCast in which Bart airs some grievances about recent decisions at Walt Disney World; specifically Jasmine's midriff and the loss of Scoop. Plus he's attacked by a bird of prey (not quite) and almost ends up roadkill. Plus a tribute to DAK's Big Red that you can own!

Direct download: EoS20146.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 6:32am CDT

An EoS MobileCast (with some audio issues, for which I apologize, but can only blame the beard) in which Bart recovers from a late night at the Last Fling seeing the Summerland Tour with Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit, and Sponge. And a LOT of free beer!

Direct download: EoS20145.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 9:52pm CDT

In a follow-up to the Steven Tyler "shocker" story, Bart discusses the possible removal of not only a finger, but the entire band Aerosmith, then peruses the drink menu at Tune In Lounge. Plus a Disney surprise, and more.

Direct download: EoS20144.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 3:43pm CDT

In which Bart gives his review of the Netflix series Stranger Things, and then gets personal and delves into Walt's own dealings with stress and a nervous breakdown. Plus Labyrinth coming back to the big screen, and more.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 3:44pm CDT

In which Bart explains why he now loves 90's pop music, gets excited about A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, is annoyed that Disney altered Steven Tyler's fingers, and leaves you with a little something different.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 10:18am CDT

In which Bart returns from a week in the Wisconsin wilderness for an EOS MobileCast recorded over multiple car rides and days. From pontoon boats to weapons of wasp destruction to Disney villains, this one's all over the place friends!

Direct download: EoS20141.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 10:52pm CDT

In which Bart saves a fish that may have been suicidal, or a psycho, gets older, recommends cocktails at Red Robin, but not eating the hot pepper, before finally getting excited about The Rocketeers and speculating about how this could blend two universes now owned by Disney.

Direct download: EoS20140.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 12:52am CDT

In which Bart gets hot, makes ADR's for Disney, dreams of eating with (and maybe sleeping near) Lady & the Tramp, and looks forward to breakfast with monkeys at Rainforest Cafe - but worries about the absence of fish.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 8:26pm CDT

Join Bart in a review of the latest menu to be released for the upcoming Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Then rock out to the newly announced lineup for the accompanying Eat to the Beat concert series.

Direct download: EoS20138.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 6:58am CDT

In this Monday Morning MobileCast, Bart reveals his Ilvermorny house, how bananas and milk take him back to days of "hippy music", is grossed out by strange soda flavors, gets emotionally invested in My 600 lb. Life, and finally ponders if he should risk being stinky for his health.

Direct download: EoS20137.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 7:41pm CDT

In which Bart reacts to seeing his favorite podcaster / filmmaker / producer / writer Kevin Smith live.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 7:27am CDT

A late-night episode (but at least it's not a MobileCast) in which Bart discusses Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies, why he's no longer a fan of Captain Morgan, Frozen Ever After at Epcot and "fanboy" anger, and two quick-service food items he can't wait to try when he gets to Walt Disney World in September, all while inexplicably using the term "psyched."

Direct download: EoS20135.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 12:55pm CDT

An accidental MobileCast to discuss the latest rumor to come out of Walt Disney World - specifically a possible major development at Epcot's Future World. Is Ellen going the way of the dinosaur to make room for Groot? Will we here the sound of a million fanboys' heads exploding? We'll find out soon enough.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 1:57pm CDT

In this Monday Morning MobileCast, Bart immediately shares his experience spending a day as a proxy bodyguard for American entertainment icon, Disney Legend, and the world's most famous chimney sweep, Dick Van Dyke.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 9:53am CDT

A Monday Morning MobileCast in which Bart talks about Chicago baseball, Pure Michigan, his love of Patrick Warburton, and gives his mobile review of Disney / Pixar's "Finding Dory." Hop in and listen!

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 9:42pm CDT

Recorded on the way home from the Chicago Improve after seeing Bert Kreischer on Friday night/Saturday morning.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 6:42am CDT

Join Bart as he reacts to the latest Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights announcement and considers buying a pickup truck before delving into a serious game of Tiki elimination as he decides which drinks he wants to try at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto in September.

Direct download: EoS130.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Join Bart on a walk through a farm and an impromptu podcast. Country girls, sharing a sunsets, whinging about menus at Disney, and making a big decision about the trip to Orlando this September.

Direct download: EoS20129.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 10:55pm CDT

A Monday Morning MobileCast ON a Monday morning! Join Bart as he gets his car wash on, pines for hot lava, announces a new blog and his new career as a t-shirt magnate! And recommends a new favorite YouTuber!

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In which Bart reveals some exciting news, including when and where you might be able to catch him in the fall. Hint: It's in the middle of Florida, and has big mice. As well as writing a sequel (and maybe something new) and a new partnership!

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 6:24am CDT

I mean, do you need a description?!?  I saw Captain America: Civil War and I talk about it. There are some light spoilers, but not major plot points. Still, caveat emptor!

Direct download: EoS20126.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 2:59pm CDT

In which Bart is really excited for Captain America: Civil War, pines for an unlikely team-up movie for Cap and another WW2 era flying hero, wonders if Star Wars is ruining Disneyland, and is inspired by a YouTube star.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 5:56am CDT

a spontaneous MobileCast turns into a two-parter, in which Bart discusses digging dinosaurs, preschool teacher politics, and whether a Jetsons movie would still work. Then after a short 8 hour break, comes back with a bleedin' nose to talk about the new "bar" at Epcot's Canada pavilion, and what international celebrities should host new Circle-Vision 360 movies in World Showcase.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 7:13pm CDT

In which Bart pays tribute to three lost celebrities this week; Doris Roberts, Chyna, and of course, Prince Rogers Nelson. Plus fast-casual Middle Eastern food, channeling Epcot,"setting the stage", and a quick strip to the EoS Library to discuss the literary works of Jimmy Buffett. 

Direct download: EoS123.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 6:45am CDT

After much technical difficulty, here is your Monday(ish) MobileCast! Come for a ride along the windows down, rant about people who aren't aware of their surroundings, and let me know if you'd like to wear the proper . . . uh, body gear.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 7:20am CDT

A not-so Monday MobileCast in which Bart talks the weather, riding out a real life twister, and why Cars Land will always remind him of bad weather. Then after a short 8 hour break, returns to discuss drinking at the Hollywood Tower Hotel, imagines his own Hanna-Barbera super team, before witnessing an almost tragic-turned-not-so-bad situation.

Direct download: EoS121.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 11:13pm CDT

In which Bart gets hyped about new music by Jesse Blaze Snider, figures he should probably stop swearing on the show given the official announcement he makes, welcomes the end of American Idol, discusses both new trailers from Disney this week -- The BFG and Rogue One, and dips back into his own writing history with a story from the past.

Direct download: EoS120.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 6:41am CDT

The Monday cast starts to veer off toward negativity with rants about crappy weather and conservative towns and beer neons, but then swerves back, discussing Audiobooks, David Spade, and moving to Florida. Then things really take a strange turn. Does Bart blow off work to chase the elusive white lion? Listen and find out!

Direct download: EoS119.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 11:15am CDT

Unbelievably, Bart may be the first podcaster with this huge press release from Walt Disney World! This news is wild!

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 11:37am CDT

A melancholy show - you've been warned. Reminiscing and flipping through old concert tickets.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 6:53am CDT

A particularly musical Monday morning MobileCast which quickly and inexplicably spirals into Van Halen talk. Plus Steven Tyler's Orlando adventure and more.

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An EoS Mobile Cast in which Bart stresses out over work, reviews the new season of Daredevil so far, and makes a bit of an announcement. Plus, everyboddddaaayyy!!!

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 1:50pm CDT

In which Bart feels off, but discusses the new Kong vehicles in Islands of Adventure, the new steam punk chocolate-themed restaurant in Universal City Walk, and finally reviews Zootopia, and dreams of a Zootopian world he can visit.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

Ride along as I pick up pizza from Lou's, coffee from the Double D, talk more Twister, wonder why Universal Orlando didn't go a different way, and make a minor announcement. All live from the Honda Odyssey!

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 11:30pm CDT

In which Bart is up too late on a school night and discusses the return of 88 Fingers Louie, his own younger, wilder days, watching Fantasia 2000 16 years late, and the special WDW Today even, De Las Puertas!

Direct download: EoS112.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 7:08am CDT

In a highly unorthodox episode, Bart tests out mobile recording for future podcasts. Enjoy the sounds of stirring coffee, home improvement pondering, and DMX. Plus a lot of Bert Kreischer!

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 7:01pm CDT

In which Bart discusses the Wonderful World of Disney's Disneyland 60th special, how he doesn't remember Pete's Dragon, trying to get to Halloween Horror Nights, and goes over the menu and musical entertainment of the upcoming Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.

Direct download: EoS110.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

In which Bart tries a special home brew for Paczki Day, reads some long overdue listener email revealing where you all want to be "poured out" after you slip off this mortal coil in honor of Ash Wednesday, and does a little imaginary Ultimate Disney Trip planning, because you asked.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 7:30am CDT

In which Bart discusses Dr. Who sandwiches, Dave Allen at Large, his weekend at the Elgin Literary Fest, Nathan Rabin, and how it all spurred an existential crisis. Plus a little more info on what's coming next.

Direct download: EoS108.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 6:51am CDT

In which Bart gets all magical. From the Harry Potter Celebration at Universal Orlando to The Magicians on SyFy to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on the stage in London. Also obsesses about this weekend's Elgin Literary Festival in Elgin, IL and what he's going to say throughout his multiple appearances.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 7:48pm CDT

In which Bart pays tribute to the incredible actor, and beloved potions master, Alan Rickman.

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Category:entertainment -- posted at: 10:44pm CDT

In which Bart laments a sad few weeks for Rock n' Roll, paying tribute to Scott Weiland, Lemmy Kilmister, and David Bowie. Then briefly discusses the announced changes at Disneyland in preparation for Star Wars land and how they might affect his next book (or not.) And also starts spending his Powerball winnings already!

Direct download: EoS105.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT

In which Bart talks about being sick, how Tamilflu messed up his brain, tries to turn to the Disney Parks Blog to salvage the episode, and gives a very brief, almost Drunk History version of how Disney Home Video began.

Direct download: EoS104.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

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