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The Official Holiday World Podcast

The official podcast of Holiday World & Splashin' Safari theme park & water park in Santa Claus, Indiana. #HoWoPo
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Sep 14, 2018

The #PodSquad goes deep on the recent Golden Ticket Awards, talking travel, treats, and late-night search for the Top 50 lists. Also, prep for the fast-approaching Happy Halloween Weekends, with new shows and SCAREbnb nearly ready to go. Oh, and bacon. And SPAM. Recorded 9/14/18 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Leah Koch

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
02:58 - Amusings
13:27 - Golden Ticket Awards
49:04 - Happy Halloween Weekends
1:01:10 - Upcoming Holidays
1:17:40 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:57:20 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Aug 31, 2018

The father-and-son team from Theme Park Families Podcast joins the Holiday World #PodSquad to talk about their travels, their taste in music, and that adorable theme song of theirs. Mean Tweets (sort of), a Season Pass Sweepstakes, ketchup vs. mustard, and ... bacon. Recorded 8/31/18 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Leah Koch

Special Guests: Adam & Andrew Brechner, Theme Park Families

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
02:18 - The Other Podcasters
27:16 - Amusings
49:30 - Upcoming Holidays
1:09:36 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:27:04 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Aug 15, 2018

The #PodSquad welcomes a YouTube Sensation to the Griswold family as Taylor Bybee of Coaster Studios joins the conversation. Gluten-Free Funnel Cakes, "the Holiday dog," a Google+ fan, the Santa Claus Land mail-order catalog, and Matt gets in a pickle. Recorded 8/15/18 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Leah Koch

Special Guest: Taylor Bybee, CoasterStudios

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
04:25 - Honorary Griswold
24:20 - Amusings
43:41 - Upcoming Holidays
55:04 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:29:39 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Jul 27, 2018

The #PodSquad sits down with Eyewitness News Meteorologist Ron Rhodes to talk about the weather, including a love note to the late Marcia Yockey. Fireworks, a TripAdvisor award, a college-student's need for HoliFudge, and more. Oh, and bacon is back. Recorded 7/27/18 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby, and Leah Koch

Special Guest: Ron Rhodes, WEHT Meteorologist

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
28:43 - Amusings
48:18 - Upcoming Holidays
53:36 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:18:01 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Jul 13, 2018

It's Sharkey Week for the #PodSquad, as longtime Holiday World Entertainer Robert Sharkey talks about his road to Roy G. Biv and Mysterio. Which ICEE flavor takes the "most popular" honors, perfect score for our Rides Crew, a slam dunk from the NBA, and a new treat called Frychos. Recorded 7/13/18 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby, and Leah Koch

Special Guest: Robert Sharkey, Holiday World Entertainer

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
02:16 - Sharkey Week
36:30 - Amusings
1:12:28 - Upcoming Holidays
1:20:57 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:42:22 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Jun 29, 2018

It's that patriotic time of year, and the #PodSquad is all about fireworks, John Adams, and red, white and blue treats! IT Guy Steven Weedman guests, with loads of behind-the-scenes stories, including how to sync music with fireworks. An A+ for our lifeguards, a Holimpics event for our staff, and a half a million downloads. Oh, and bacon. And pickles. Recorded 6/29/18 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Lauren Crosby & Matt Blumhardt

Special Guest: Steven Weedman

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
07:44 - Pyro Mania
36:12 - Amusings
57:47 - Upcoming Holidays
1:14:42 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:37:23 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Jun 15, 2018

The British are coming! The #PodSquad gets continental when the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain visits Holiday World (again)! A recap of HoliWood Nights, a Give Kids the World donation, the Tony Awards, Nanocoasters, and so much more! Oh, and a Big Green Hand. Recorded 6/15/18 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Leah Koch

Special Guest: Andy Hine

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
02:12 - The British Invasion
25:35 - Amusings
48:36 - Upcoming Holidays
1:04:35 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:25:16 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Jun 1, 2018

He managed to get his foot in the podcast's door once before via phone, but this time Coaster Crew's Jon Robbins brings the Big Green Foot to the table, as the #podsquad readies for Holiday World's annual HoliWood Nights event for coaster enthusiasts. Leah gets her MBA, Matt gets training in the proper preparation of pepperoni pizza, and Lauren gets no sleep. #HoWoPo is back! Recorded 6/1/18

Hosted by: Paula Werne & Matt Eckert

Special Guest: Jon Robbins, Coaster Crew

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
05:13 - Homecoming (of sorts)
22:49 - Coastershack
28:50 - A Timely Gift
33:21 - Amusings
52:14 - Upcoming Holidays
52:38 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:18:04 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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May 3, 2018

New Santa Claus Land and roller coaster shirts, NanoCoasters come to Holiday World's shops, Daily Deals, Fudge Bites, and more for the #PodSquad, who also learn about a visit from Miss America, a Tony nomination, a Bacon Diet, and the allure of Big Red and pickles. Recorded 5/3/18 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne & Matt Eckert

Special Guest: Matt Blumhardt, VP of Revenue Operations

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
00:43 - Roll Out the Welcome Matt
43:43 - Amusings
56:47 - Upcoming Holidays
1:07:17 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:37:43 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Apr 20, 2018

The Holiday World #PodSquad meets Controls Freak Brian Pastor, of Irvine-Ondrey Engineering, and learn about his work on the park's three wooden coasters. A tribute to Give Kids the World's founder, Henri Landwirth, ICEE mania, the health benefits of riding coasters, a sweepstakes, a promo code, and more! Recorded 4/20/18 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby

Special Guest: Brian Pastor

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
01:05 - The Controls Freak
23:43 - Amusings
59:27 - Upcoming Holidays
1:07:17 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:36:19 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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