Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 63 “Unanswered Questions”

This week’s Disney Detective explorers to real possibility of the Disney Parks in the United States possibly not opening for the remainder of the year and what that means for safety, the park visitors and the staff. Abigail Disney is once again in grabbing headlines with her vulgarity laced charges against the Disney company for their recent furlough of park employees. And despite the parks being closed there is a new lawsuit raging against the Frozen ride in Epcot.

Star Wars Insights explores rumored reports of a new Disney+ television show in the works from “Russian Doll” Co-Creator Leslye headland featuring a female-centric point of view. And we’ll also talk about reports that Disney has begun work on The Mandalorian season 3 after having already wrapped production on Season 2 which is due for an October 2020 release.

In Entertainment News we look at some additional offerings of Virtual Experiences from Wizard World with the cast of Grimm, Gotham and The Boys now offering a variety of opportunities to interact with. And we’ll also look at an unexpected connection between Dolly Parton and Buffy the Vampire Slayer that has only recently come to light.

As always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the Week, another couple of suggestions to help you get through the cabin fever of quarantine.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 62 “Alternatives and Options”

Take a virtual tour of Disneyland Pars or cook up any of seventeen Disney Park recipes to stay in the spirit of Disney parks. We’ll also discuss the challenges facing theme parks such as Disneyland, Disney World and other seasonal parks in the wake of extended Coronavirus closures and what the new “normal” will look like when we can try to start getting back to life as we knew it.

In Star Wars Insights we’ll take a look at some important developments in the character story of Darth Maul, how the latest episodes of Clone Wars sets up some key story points in Solo: A Star Wars Film and some story points in season 2 of The Mandalorian. We’ll also take a look at the recetnly announced eight part docuseries on The Mandalorian set to debut on Star Wars Day of this year and we’ll show you how to spice up your video conferencing options with some unique Star Wars backgrounds.

We’ll talk about the cancellation of San Diego Comic-Con in Entertainment News. But we’ll also offer you a plethora of virtual options to satisfy your convention fix including an alternative to the popular Free Comic Book day and a look at conventions around the world with Worldcon coming in July through August. And we’ll give a quick glimpse of the One World: Together at Home special featuring the Rolling Stones and other popular artists before we pay tribute to the recently departed Brian Dennehy. Then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the Week.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 62 “Q&A Series: Personality and Future Goals”

This week we kick of a Question and Answer series that we’ll be doing periodically to get back to the roots of the podcast. This series is intended to get back to our original goal of understanding the challenges and perspectives of teens through interviews and questions. This week we are asking question related to Madison’s personality and what her future goals are.

We’ll use these Q&A sessions to drive more topical discussions in later podcasts and allow us to focus more directly on certain topics that would be of interest to other teens and hopefully helpful to others as well.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 61 “Artistic Expression”

This week we highlight the artistic talents of our co-host Madison. We’ll take a look at several outlets for artistic expression that she enjoys from music to writing and illustration to creative construction. We’ve got a few pre-recorded segments that will allow us to showcase Madison’s musical talents on the Trumpet and some spoken word versions of her creative writing exploits.

We also took the time to digitize a selection of her artwork. We’ll get a chance to look at how her artistic styles and skills advance from basic custom comics through her own character generation and the evolution of her own unique art style.

Finally we’ll look at her creative construction expression through her custom lego creations. We’ll take a walk through her unique apartment complex that allowed her to expand beyond just doing instruction based Lego builds to something a bit more complicated and creative.

Art plays an import part to the development of our youth. Encouraging those creative endeavors is key to grown of skills, imagination and expression. If you would like us to feature some of your artwork on a future recap podcast feel free to send some samples over to comments@insightsintothings.com.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 61 “Whipping up the Streams”

Disney continues to do their part to help us get through self quarantine by streaming Illuminations from Disneyland Paris as well as bringing musical magic to ABC with their Disney Family Singalong all while enjoying the delights of a homemade Dole Whip thanks to the publication of their famous recipe.

In entertainment news we are seeing other networks get in the spirit of bringing casts of favorite shows together us with the casts of Glee, SCTV, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and Jesus Christ Superstar all to keep us entertained at home during these challenging times. AMC is prepping a chatshow with Jeffrey Dean Morgain and his wife Hilarie Burton Morgan that will give us another option for quarantined programming. And for horror fans out there you can now take a virtual tour of Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania thanks to Google.

We also have a couple of really good fresh Insightful Picks of the Week that will help you get through your social distancing challenges.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 60 “Grandparents”

In this special interview episode we talk about grandparents, how important they are to our children and the knowledge and experience they pass on to the younger generation. Sadly Madison’s biological grandparents are no longer with us. However, she was fortunate enough to acquire an adoptive set of fantastic grandparents thanks to our extended family.

Joining us for this special episode is Madison’s adopted grandmother “G-Ma” to share some of her memories and experiences with us. She’s been a part of Madison’s life since she was born and has shared numerous fantastic memories with us already. This is Madison’s chance to get to know a little bit more about her adopted grandmother in this touching and humorous episode.

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