Podcast Picks // Podcast: The Ride
Hosted by: Scott Gairdner, Mike Carlson, Jason Sheridan // Forever Dog
Do you crave the excitement of amusement park rides without actually leaving the house? Okay, maybe that's a niche market, but we do exist. Perhaps you're a theme park lover looking for a dose of nostalgia regarding your favorite ride or park to visit…or, maybe you're just a fan of comedy writers and Twitter personalities Scott Gairdner, Mike Carlson, and Jason Sheridan. Either way, the uniquely funny and wholesome *Podcast: The Ride should have something for everyone.
Speaking of theme park lovers, it's hard to find hosts more knowledgeable than these ones. Whether they're discussing Disney World, Kennywood, or Disney Tokyo, most have been to parks across the U.S. multiple times and even some abroad. When looking into a park they haven't been to, such as Hershey Park, they bring in great guests from similar comedy circles (including Doughboys Commissioner Evan Susser) to discuss the nostalgia behind these coveted vacation destinations. In other episodes, they will walk listeners through specific rides, movie tie-ins, park foods, parking garages, and even debate the necessary amount of time to stay in any one park to experience everything there. And ultimately, that's what makes *Podcast: The Ride work so well; you don't have to love rollercoasters or Universal's City Walk to follow the conversation. After all, half the fun is waiting in line. – Aaron Mook