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A father and daughter discussion about the everyday struggles of teens in today's high tech, high pressure world and the parents who are helping them cope with it. We have honest discussions about everything from the mundane to the life changing and we try to sort through the issues together in as painless a manner as possible.
 
An original podcast by a husband and wife team of self professed pop-culture geeks. It is a discussion about all things entertainment from movies and music to television and pop culture. We examine some of the more obscure aspects of the entertainment industry and ask the questions that most mainstream media tends to gloss over or shy away from all together. We give you the insights into the entertainment happenings that you didn't even realize you wanted.
 
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Today in our Disney Detective we’ll take a look at MagicBand Plus and some of the exciting new things they can unlock coming to a Theme Park near you. Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy takes a look at an innovative new documentary coming out about famed special effects house ILM And then we’ll finish up with our review of Doctor Strange in the Mult…
 
For many teens their social world is everything to them. Who they hang out with, the kids they relate to, and the extracurricular activities they participate in all help the teenager to define a sense of self. Loneliness and social isolation are real issues for teens even without having to live through a pandemic. But add the required isolation ass…
 
Teenagers often face significant pressure to meet strict, unrealistic and harmful ideals around beauty, weight, and shape. The quest for a "perfect" body or appearance can take a heavy toll on a teenager's confidence as well as their physical and mental health. In today’s episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll talk about what you can do to help your …
 
This week we’ll take a look at how Disney CEO handled, or rather mishandled Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill Then we’ll dig into the next major consolidation move in the Entertainment industry with Amazon’s acquisition of MGM. We’ve also got a great Insightful Pick for you this week and some convention news.…
 
Having crushes can be a wonderful, scary, fun, and heartbreaking experience. When you get your first crush, you may feel confused about what's happening. You may have never had these feelings before. On today’s episode of Insights Into Teen’s we’ll talk about what crushes are, the risks associated with them, the importance they play in adolescent d…
 
This week in our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy we’ll take a look at what’s brewing in the rumor mill about a possible upcoming Disney+ movie Our Entertainment News focuses on a new Walking Dead series that’s got us scratching our heads a bit We’ll be introducing a new Convention Recap segment where this week we’ll talk about our experience at Z…
 
Almost every teenager goes through wild periods of self-expression that will typically include clothing and musical choices that are borderline offensive to their parents. However, it’s important not to stifle your teen while they experiment with different versions of self-expression. After all, as long as they are not hurting themselves or anyone …
 
When we started this podcast it was originally meant to be a deep dive into selected entertainment news and pop culture information that being die hard fans of a number of key areas of these topics we thought we could lend some unique perspective on. Over the course over 130 episodes we drifted away from that more to a reporting on current news and…
 
Families can be a pretty complicated thing. What makes up a family? What are its functions? What type of family units are there? How do families help you? In this episode of Insights Into Teens we’ll continue our deeper look at relationships and dig deeper into what it means to be a family.By Madison and Joseph Whalen
 
What if you are told that you are not perfect? Most people should know that already, but it can still sting to be reminded. Criticism of any kind can be hard to swallow, especially when it comes to something you spent time and energy on. Inherently, we all want to do a good job. But criticism is just as important as praise, if not more so. Good, co…
 
Relationships come in all shapes and sizes. But regardless of whether the relationship is platonic, romantic, or familial, it should nourish and support us. Having healthy relationships can make a huge difference in our mental health and well-being. But, creating healthy relationships takes time and effort. On this episode of Insights Into Teens we…
 
Today in our Disney Detective, Inspiring Black Youth through Imagineering plus Disney is in the community building business again In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Andor gets a season 2 and The Old Republic gets a new trailer And for our Entertainment News, we remember Ivan Reitman and how do you show the young heads that the old heads have…
 
On January 18th, 2022, Microsoft announced that they were acquiring Activision Blizzard in an all-cash transaction valued at $68.7 billion, or $95 per share. This is arguably the biggest piece of news in the history of the games industry. Today, we’re going to take a look at why this acquisition is so important and what it means for Microsoft and t…
 
This week we’re continuing our little debate on some controversial topics. Last week we had a series of categories and in the interest of time only got through a few questions in each category. This week we’re going to pick up where we left off and see if we can get through the remaining questions.By Madison and Joseph Whalen
 
Today in our Disney Detective, fans prefer Universal over the Genie and Tik Tok wants us to think Disney put a shop owner out of business In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Happy Birthday to John Williams plus we finally get a release date for Obi-Wan Kenobi And for our Entertainment News, Dolly is paying the bills and Mickey’s tribute to th…
 
This week we’re changing things up a little bit as we get a little controversial. Instead of focusing on a single topic of discussion to dissect and help folks with, I wanted to get your perspective on a number of controversial topics with a series of debate questions. Just a general word of caution to our audience, we will be discussing some topic…
 
Today in our Disney Detective, Abigail Disney fires a shot across Chapek’s bow while Disney Reveals their Avenging Expansion in Paris In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, The golden one returns to the franchise and the Galactic Starcruiser Itinerary is finally revealed And for our Entertainment News, Iger on Movies plus Walking out on the Mask…
 
Today in our Disney Detective, Disney’s looking to dig up some local talent in New Orleans plus Florida locals are buzzing about a sweet post holiday deal In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Why no one cared when Star Wars blew up a planet and the wait for the next Star Wars game is almost over And for our Entertainment News, Daniel Radcliffe…
 
What does it mean to be a class clown, and why do kids play the class clown? What can parents do if they’re kids are labeled as class clowns? And how should other students deal with class clowns? That’s what we’re talking about on this week’s episode of Insights Into Teens.By Madison and Joseph Whalen
 
Today in our Disney Detective, Disney CEO Bob Chapek has a new strategy for Disney. But do fans agree, and Guests Show Distaste For Bob Chapek at Magic Kingdom With Giant Signage In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, DISNEY, LUCASFILM, AND FIRST JOIN FORCES ONCE AGAIN plus Disney+'s new 'Star Wars' series 'The Book of Boba Fett' hasn't caught o…
 
Today in our Disney Detective, Bob Iger goes back to his roots and why are so many people saying they’re done with Disney? In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Galactic Starcruiser reservations are available…but do you really want to book it, then the on again off again saga of Patty Jenkins Star Wars movie…I think it’s on again…maybe…this wee…
 
This week we mix things up a bit. Instead of doing our news articles of the week we’re going to take a look back and reflect on some of the big news articles of the year in each of our respective categories. Then we’ll finish up with a recap of our trip to Maryland for Ocean City Comic Con along with some footage of the show before we end with our …
 
Continuing our annual holiday tradition the Insights Into Things hosts bring you our 2021 Holiday Special: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. This retelling of the Dr. Seuss classic is told through the voices of our shows hosts. If you're lucky enough to catch the video version of this performance you'll also get to see original artwork for the produc…
 
Continuing our annual holiday tradition the Insights Into Things hosts bring you our 2021 Holiday Special: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. This retelling of the Dr. Seuss classic is told through the voices of our shows hosts. If you're lucky enough to catch the video version of this performance you'll also get to see original artwork for the produc…
 
Continuing our annual holiday tradition the Insights Into Things hosts bring you our 2021 Holiday Special: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. This retelling of the Dr. Seuss classic is told through the voices of our shows hosts. If you're lucky enough to catch the video version of this performance you'll also get to see original artwork for the produc…
 
This week we’re taking a break from some of the harder hitting topics and having a little fun with our last episode before the holiday break. We’re going to do a little Holiday Q&A and some holiday trivia to take us into our break. Then we’ll be back after the New Year with more great topics to help teens, parents and everyone else.…
 
Complaining has a negative connotation, and is viewed as a bad thing by most people. But is there anything to be said for making your opinion on a given situation heard by the person causing it? Can doing so actually improve a relationship you have with someone? Is there an art to complaining in a way that actually brings about a positive result? W…
 
Today in our Disney Detective, for the first time ever Black Santas appearing at Disney Parks plus and Alternate “Cinderella Castle Suite that guests can actually book In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, a live action Sabine Wren has been cast for “Star Wars: Asoka”, and a recent Book of Boba TV special reveals new footage of the much anticip…
 
In today’s episode we’re going to take a look at Marching Band. We’ll explore what’s involved as far as time and commitment. We’ll talk about what skills are honed in marching band, not all of which are musical. We’ll also take a look at some of the less obvious benefits teens gain that will stay with them for a lifetime.…
 
Today in our Disney Detective, the big reveals from Disney+ day, and The Boys trolls Disney+ Day with its own Vought+ updates In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Kathleen Kennedy Has Re-Upped Her Lucasfilm Contract plus Patty Jenkins and Rian Johnson’s Star Wars projects may have been shelved for something other than scheduling And for our En…
 
Today in our Disney Detective, Wonder Woman and the Evil Queen, and can the Main Street Electrical Parade solve Disney’s problems yet again? In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, an unnecessary origin story for an irrelevant character, plus is there an Old Republic movie in the works? And for our Entertainment News, Netflix maybe coming to Jers…
 
This week we’re talking about Feminism. We’ll take a look at what feminism is today and what it has been over it’s more than 170 years of history. We’ll explore the four waves of feminism and talk about the advances each brought and their differences. Then we’ll explore some of the problems with modern feminism before we finish up with suggestions …
 
Today in our Disney Detective, Danny DeVito will be visiting the Mansion, plus delays and more delays in store for Marvel and Disney movies In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Maybe that galaxy far far away isn’t as far as we thought, Boba gets a special for Disney+ Day And for our Entertainment News, finally we’re getting History of the Worl…
 
Today in our Disney Detective, How a villain avoids breaking character plus, 50 years after opening and these workers never left In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, the Galactic Starcruiser is getting its own comics, and just how dangerous would Dark Side Luke actually be? And for our Entertainment News, William Shatner is finally reaching fo…
 
This week we’re talking about perfectionism and the malicious cycle it can lead us into. We’ll talk about how we determine if someone is a perfectionist and the signs to look for. We then evaluate the causes of perfectionism and some of the negative consequences of it. And finally we’ll look at how to address perfectionism and what parents can do t…
 
Today in our Disney Detective, Disney thinks the rules about copying someone else’s work is different when they do it, then welcome to the new neighborhoods of EPCOT In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, a new way for lightsabers to change color, and George Lucas joins Hasbro’s Black Series And for our Entertainment News, Johnny Depp is still w…
 
This week we’re going to talk about a term that is used a lot in the media but often misunderstood, Gaslighting. It’s thrown around a lot but most people don’t know that it really refers to a form of mental abuse that is far too widespread in today’s society. We’ll talk about what Gaslighting is, the origins of the term, signs that it’s happening a…
 
Today in our Disney Detective, we’ll take a look at a 4 year old true gentleman in the magic kingdom, an an extra magical way to skip lines at the parks In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Hasbro newest wares are on display plus The Art of Star Wars the Mandalorian Season 2 And for our Entertainment News, Who’s going Around the World in 80 Da…
 
This week we’re talking about teens and accountability. We’ll define what accountability is and how to hold teens accountable. Then we’ll talk about setting goals and how to help our teens realize those goals. Finally we’ll look at ways to help instill accountability in teens and help them make themselves successful.…
 
Today in our Disney Detective, Say hello to “Yehaa Bob” and Dining 220 Miles above the Earth. In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Is Darth Vader the way? Plus Old favorites from the Old Republic. And for our Entertainment News, Mobius in the Mansion? And TMZ sells out to Fox Entertainment. And as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Pic…
 
On this week's episode we're talking Teens and Entitlement. We'll talk about what is the mentality of entitlement and it's clinical definition. We explore how entitlement mentality affects relationships. Then we'll look at signs of an entitled teenager and methods to fix entitled behavior before we wrap up with three tools for battling entitlement.…
 
This week we go off script a bit to deal with some issues. First we talk about a series of deadly tornados that blew through our area and actually our town in the wake of hurricane Ida. We'll talk a bit about how scary that was and the lingering anxiety of the experience. We'll also talk about the disruption the storms caused to everyone's life in …
 
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