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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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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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Apr 6, 2018

Meet the “track smoother” from The Gravity Group, who nipped and tucked Voyage’s track over the off season to provide the best ride possible on Holiday World’s 1.2 mile wooden coaster. The #PodSquad also talks about what it takes to develop a new stage show, plus a new sweepstakes and a scolding text to author Stephen King. Recorded 4/6/18 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert & Lauren Crosby

Special Guest: Brian Kosmac

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
02:06 - Brian Kosmac from Gravity Group
30:13 - Amusings
46:14 - Upcoming Holidays
58:05 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:18:40 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Mar 23, 2018

Tammy from Food & Beverage is back to talk about this season’s new menu items at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Next the #PodSquad slows down to review an error from the last episode. A new sweepstakes, favorite children’s books, and a good “bye girl.” Recorded 3/23/18 #HoWoPo

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

Special Guest: Tammy Berg

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
01:30 - Tammy from Food & Beverage
23:18 - Amusings
39:09 - Give Me a Number!
42:23 - Upcoming Holidays
53:50 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:14:32 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Mar 9, 2018

Industry great Rick Hunter joins the #PodSquad to talk about his journey to starting ProSlide in 1986, his friendship with the late Will Koch, creating the world's two best water coasters, and his advice to young designers. This episode also includes foot-long corn dogs, Big Red ICEES, a new sweepstakes, and endless cleaning tips. Recorded 3/9/18 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Eric Rentz

Special Guest: Rick Hunter

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
03:30 - The ProSlide CEO
27:38 - Amusings
41:05 - Give Me a Number!
45:30 - Upcoming Holidays
1:08:05 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:29:27 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Feb 16, 2018

What does it take to drone on and on? The #PodSquad learns from our FAA-licensed drone operator. Leah is back for this episode - with her oboe and purple hair! Dippin' Dot flavor ideas (including bacon, of course) and sweepstakes, a Cornelius Van Snoodle clone, and a wedding like none other. Recorded 2/16/18 #HoWoPo

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

Special Guest: Stephen Rutherford

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
01:30 - The Drone Man
29:41 - Amusings
48:02 - Upcoming Holidays
56:54 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:11:06 - Give Me a Number!
1:25:10 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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