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Pod Meets World

English, TV & Video, 1 seasons, 145 episodes, 6 days 11 hours 4 minutes
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We're sending you to 1993 when TGIF reigned supreme and “Boy Meets World” first premiered. Danielle, Will and Rider are going back to school as they rewatch every episode of the iconic series, sharing memories, behind the scenes moments, and all the “Boy Meets World” stories a fan could ever want. Relive your first crush, first kiss, favorite moments and all the life lessons with Topanga, Eric, and Shawn.
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TGI – Episode 320 “I Never Sang for My Legal Guardian”

Mr. Turner is on the cusp of petitioning for legal guardianship of Shawn, which seems like a good idea (and maybe a bit overdue?). While Eric is tutoring a fellow student at John Adams High, which seems like a terrible idea.  Chet makes a triumphant return to BMW, but our hosts wonder if his ulterior motives are obvious. And sadly, every episode gets us one step closer to the dreaded moment of “the accident,” even if our hosts have no idea when it actually happens. Who accidentally spent $800 on sushi? And who got stuck in a running washing machine? Find out on the newest episode of Pod Meets World…NOW!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/11/20231 hour 16 minutes 8 seconds
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Laurie Heaps Meets World

You can’t talk about Boy Meets World without mentioning the friendships, the life lessons, and of course… the hair. Hair Stylists to the stars, Laurie Heaps worked on set for Boy Meets World starting with Season 3, and STILL cuts Rider, Danielle and Will’s hair to this day! Laurie shares the story of Topanga’s famous hair transformation and what it was like manicuring the most famous middle parts of the ‘90s.We also find out who was pickiest about their locks, why turning Rider into Veronica was a very difficult day at the office and the reason she won’t let Danielle get a lob.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/11/202356 minutes 8 seconds
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TGI – Episode 319 “I Was a Teenage Spy”

Oh boy! Get ready for quite a recap as the gang tackles their first ever Boy Meets World time travel episode. It’s a fever dream of surreal insanity as Cory electrocutes himself back to the ‘50s and finally embraces the show’s Happy Days / Grease roots.  Can Rider see past his perfect hair to embrace the chaos? Will the trio figure out exactly who is, and isn’t, part of this dimension’s Matthews family? And what’s up with Topanga’s hunger for love? And we hear the story of how Mr. Miyagi ended up in a cameo after the episode was already wrapped! Get ready to do The Twist and have a fake Russian accent on the newest Pod Meets World…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/11/20231 hour 13 minutes 31 seconds
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Pod Meets Sailing with the Stars

It was casually mentioned on the podcast that Rider has some past trauma associated with cruises, and now it’s finally time to find out why. We hear the tale of the high seas when a 16-year-old Rider Strong took part in the “Sail with the Stars” cruise, with handfuls of other teen heartthrobs, but it wasn’t quite the enchanted voyage he had hoped for. But on the other hand, a 14-year-old Danielle was ALSO onboard this Teen Beat cruise ship and had a much different experience joining her ideal “fancy cult.” Dancing with hot guys and a buffet? Sign her up! These are the stories you can only hear from your very own port of call on Pod Meets World!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/11/202352 minutes 39 seconds
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TGI – Episode 318 “Life Lessons”

A new leather jacket gang has entered the BMW universe, and this one might have their sights set on killing Mr. Feeny! But whatever it takes to get a Bill Daniels focused episode is fine with us.  Danielle, Rider and Will analyze a cougar’s attack on Eric and wonder how many times the writers room watched Grease (or Grease 2).  Plus, which of the hosts would you bet has NEVER TP'd a house before?? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/11/20231 hour 19 minutes 56 seconds
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Adam Duritz Meets World

We love Mr. Feeny, but now it’s time for Mr. Jones! Rider helped Will and Danielle become Counting Crows superfans back in the day, and now lead singer Adam Duritz, an important musician even in Shawn Hunter’s life, hangs out with the gang 30 years later.  Adam shares unbelievable stories from his life as a rock star, from writing his first song to partying & eating ribs with Rider and Danielle to what REALLY happened during their iconic SNL performance. All that AND we find out how that Adam hasn’t even met most of his storied dating history - in what can only be described as the most “stroftibrite” episode of Pod Meets World yet…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/11/20231 hour 14 minutes 33 seconds
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TGI – Episode 317 “The Pink Flamingo Kid”

The gang navigates through some plot holes and missed opportunities as season 3 progresses, and Shawn’s continued role as the true A story of the show takes center stage. We meet more of Shawn’s family, who may or may not live in a swingers trailer park, and Eric wants to trash into gold. All this - and Rider reveals the truth about the Shawn leather jacket 2.0, with proof that you don’t choose the jacket…the jacket chooses you!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/11/20231 hour 30 minutes 3 seconds
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Attorney Gary Friedle Meets World

Consider this an official subpoena to join Danielle, Will and Rider in the court of Pod Meets World, with representation from Attorney (and Will’s dad) Gary Friedle! The Parent Series concludes with the Captain’s real reaction to Will breaking away from the family business and his on-the-record memories of calling Will’s agent in fear Eric was being written off the show. But Danielle and Rider are ready for a fierce cross examination, and evidence is uncovered from a moment when Gary thought he totally sabotaged Will’s career. And you’ll never believe the show Will was *almost* on!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/11/20231 hour 1 minute 47 seconds
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TGI – Episode 316 “Stormy Weather”

The gang is excited about this episode because it’s time to really dig into the "World" from Boy Meets World, with a focus on Eric and his dreams of being a Weatherman!  Mr. Tuner gives Shawn the ick after an awkward meet cute, Rusty appears to be done with finals (yet another actor seems busy with his this week) and there’s some very impressive “phacting,” all making this recap a must-hear. Eric is turning 18, but everything is turning up a “10,” on this week’s Pod Meets World…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/11/202353 minutes 55 seconds
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The Pod Meets World Half Draft: ‘90s Movies

Thanks to our “Half Drafts,” we’ve so far assembled teams of the best Boy Meets World characters and episodes, but now the fun continues with our most divisive category yet…’90s movies!  Danielle and Rider have each won a draft, so the pressure is on for Will to take home a trophy. Will his strategy finally pay off? And will he ever understand the snake draft? Plus, hear the story of what happened when Will and Rider met Quentin Tarantino, how Will almost landed a role in “Scream” and why one of the highest rated movies of ALL TIME got left in the dust.    Remember to vote on Instagram at @podmeetsworldshow for your winner and enjoy another Blockbuster episode of Pod Meets World…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/10/20231 hour 25 minutes 7 seconds
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TGI – Episode 315 “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”

Leather jackets are an important talisman in the BMW universe, but this episode might reveal their true role: signs of “not boyfriend/girlfriend material.” Rider takes us behind the scenes of a make out scene with an actor he’s known since he was 8 years old, and while the memories start to flow, he also fills us in on why his acting coach got banned from being on set! Plus, Will experiences another instance of art imitating life, when Eric’s news station dilemma mimics an argument he had with his REAL parents! And as if that’s not enough, Danielle discovers her childhood diary, and dives deeper into her hidden crush on Rider…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/10/20231 hour 21 minutes 32 seconds
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King & Lin Strong Meet World

Shawn Hunter’s parental situation wasn’t ideal on Boy Meets World, but Rider’s reality was the exact opposite. The Parent Series continues, now with Lin and King Strong in the hot seat and sharing everything you want to know about the origin of a young angsty sitcom star! The Strongs reveal the early movies that molded Rider and his brother Shiloh into creatives and what ‘90s summer blockbuster almost cast the Strongs to star opposite Warren Beatty.  The gang also finds out what it’s like to watch your son become a teen heartthrob in Hollywood, all while dealing with competition, unpredictable schedules, and newfound independence. All this and more Grinders in-line skating talk, on a relative edition of Pod Meets World…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/10/20231 hour 16 minutes 44 seconds
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TGI – Episode 314 “A Kiss is More Than a Kiss”

Danielle finally reappears and expands her kissing experience with another actor…but things don’t quite go as planned.   The gang holds nothing back when watching how Cory treats Topanga and are yearning for some Boris University merch. A beloved character makes a return after a lengthy absence, and Danielle gets emotional while watching Eric and Feeny! Plus, are “Prom fashion shows” a thing?? The questions keep coming on a new Pod Meets World…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/10/20231 hour 16 minutes 10 seconds
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Wesley Staples Meets World

Class is in session! The gang is thrilled to catch up with a real life Mr. Feeny - their on-set teacher: Wesley Staples. A mentor for Danielle and Rider, Wesley visits to reminisce about his time helping the young cast become functioning adults and how vital an educator can be for a rising child star. From terrible chemistry grades to “pet” cockroaches to how Wesley helped Danielle heal after her break-up with Lance Bass - this one is filed with never heard before stories. There’s not a dry eye in the house when the true spirit of Boy Meets World comes to life, and the presence of another looms, on a very special Pod Meets World…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/10/202356 minutes 49 seconds
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TGI – Episode 313 “New Friends and Old”

William Daniels is a consummate performer, and the most accomplished actor on the Boy Meets World set, but THIS episode marks the first time we see him *almost* break. Emphasis on ALMOST. The gang bids farewell to Joey the Rat - but welcomes back Vader - who gets to flex some real acting muscle! It’s the first episode after the Cory and Topanga break-up, but the script doesn’t seem to care. And who knew that Mr. Turner was from…Connecticut? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/10/20231 hour 17 minutes 26 seconds
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Steve Hoefer Meets World

Danielle, Rider &amp; Will have already tracked down some BMW-lifers for the podcast, getting the inside scoop from the select few crew members who worked on the show for all 7 seasons. But when it comes to the true tea, no one saw more than the Stage Manager. And Steve Hoefer was that - and more - for the show’s entire run. In addition to directing one of the most surreal episodes of the series, he was the brave soul in charge of making sure everyone got to set on time (and he reveals which 2 cast members had the hardest time achieving that). He’d later go on to direct almost every Nickelodeon show ever made, but for this podcast we get a completely different perspective on Danielle’s first appearance, why a mythical creature from Magic: The Gathering was a fixture on set and what Universal Studios Tram operators can NEVER say. And, we finally hear the origin of longtime BMW inside joke, “Steve’s Havin a Baby!,” directly from the source.See <a href="h
09/10/20231 hour 3 minutes 9 seconds
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TGI – Episode 312 “The Grass is Always Greener”

This episode is a big example of art imitating life, when Rider sees some familiar details in Cory and Topanga’s break-up. AND…that’s not where the similarities end! Rider shares a behind the scenes story of TWO dates visiting him on set at the same time! Will the gang finally be all-in for Cory and Topanga, thanks to the work of a somewhat jarring, but emotional, montage? And what’s the latest update regarding the awkward Richard Dreyfuss encounter that Danielle still cringes about? Plus, we hear more hilarious Tony Quinn stories and get an inside look at Will’s infamous “breaking face” on the newest Pod Meets World…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/10/20231 hour 23 minutes 21 seconds
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The Pod Meets World Half Draft: Episodes

We continue our celebration of getting halfway through Season 3 and (kinda sorta) approaching the halfway point for recaps, by participating in another fierce competitive draft! This time Danielle, Rider &amp; Will are faced with choosing the best EPISODES they’ve seen so far. Who will score the iconic Shawn episode “The Fugitive??” Will the Pilot episode even get picked?? And will Topanga be in ANY of them?  As is the trend with Pod Meets World, the draft transcends into serious unpacking when the gang confronts their conflicted relationship with acting and, most importantly…their hair. And YOU get to be part of the action! We’re taking your votes on who has the best episode lineup! Who will win this time? Make your choice on Instagram @podmeetsworldshow…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/10/20231 hour 39 seconds
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A Pod Meets World Road Trip to Vegas

Danielle, Will and Rider are loading up their Hyundai Tucson for a road trip to Las Vegas! And we’re taking YOU along for the ride - all presented by our good friends at Hyundai. On the journey, the gang participates in a fan Q&amp;A that ranges from their favorite qualities about each other, to embarrassing moments with celebrities, to Will’s imminent hearing loss.And some of the questions are a bigger risk than Danielle at the poker table! So tune in and call Shotgun - because we’re going to Vegas, baby!!!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/09/202348 minutes 45 seconds
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The Pod Meets World Half-Draft: Characters

To celebrate the (kind of) half(ish)way point to Season 7 of Boy Meets World, we’re pitting Danielle, Will and Rider against each other to see who can “draft” the best team of BMW characters from the episodes they’ve seen so far. Who will be the #1 pick? Which Matthews parent will go first? And is Yasmine Bleeth even available if she doesn’t remember being on the show?  Things get heated when the gang goes head-to-head-to-head trying to score the most iconic roles for a PERFECT 8-person cast. But the true winner will be chosen by YOU! Which drafted show would you want to see in reality - let us know on Instagram @podmeetsworldshow NOW!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/09/20231 hour 55 seconds
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TGI – Episode 311 “City Slackers”

We’ve got a winner! “City Slackers” is a pivotal episode for Rider and Will, because while one faced disciplinary action, the other worked with a “master magician” (and just wait until you hear more about that guy!) We get a rare Feeny/Shawn storyline and Rider shares how his love of Counting Crows has forever connected him to the legendary band. And you won’t believe the behind the scenes true story of Will’s final trick pool shot. It’s real life Boy Meets World folklore. It’s time to bundle up and meet some ski lodge bunnies on this new episode of Pod Meets World!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/09/20231 hour 14 minutes 35 seconds
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Susan Estelle Jansen Meets World

Her name came up so many times on the show, she'd become the perennial "We gotta get her on the pod"  - and now...here she is. Writer / producer Susan Estelle Jansen has arrived to talk about her many contributions and her experiences inside the BMW writers room. And as an integral part of the show's birth and production, we get her perspective and dig even deeper into the Rashomon that was Season 1 politics. Susan would go on to EP Lizzie McGuire (and write the movie), but first she'd be an early contributor to Home Improvement and the brains behind Topanga's famous haircut episode. Susan's credits speak for themselves, but we're happy she came on to do some of the talking too - for the newest episode of Pod Meets World.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/09/20231 hour 2 minutes 40 seconds
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TGI – Episode 310 “Train of Fools”

We’re hopping in a stretch limo (and then a train) to recap a special (or not so special) New Year’s Eve episode of BMW! Rider holds nothing back when he shares his honest opinion on this stand alone farcical romp, while Danielle is still obsessing over a cringe encounter with a celebrity at a recent convention. The gang shares some behind the scenes stories of how fun this episode was to film…even though it wasn’t filmed in front of a live audience. Also, is Mr. Feeny subway famous? Plus, Danielle once again finds out one of her most used catchphrases IRL originated in a BMW episode. BUCK UP, BUCKERS - it’s a brand new Pod Meets World!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/09/20231 hour 22 minutes 22 seconds
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Tamara Johnson Meets World

We all love Boy Meets World, but what would the show be like if you couldn’t hear Feeny’s words of wisdom, the chaos of the halls of John Adams High or the audience swooning over Cory and Topanga?? Sound Mixer Tamara Johnson is an unsung hero from behind the scenes, serving as the sound mixer for EVERY episode of BMW and Girl Meets World! Tamara shares some unbelievable stories about making the show, from hitting the streets to collect authentic sound effects to working with actors on syncing up their “lip flaps.” Plus, we hear the story of “The Laugh Guy,” a legendary contributor the gang didn’t even know existed!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/09/20231 hour 3 minutes 1 second
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TGI – Episode 309 “The Last Temptation of Cory”

Sure, it's early in the Cory / Topanga relationship, but the gang is already concerned with some immediate red flags.  Cory is insorceled by a classmate named Missy, now interested in forcefully kissing him against his will because he's taken by Topanga. So when he ends up at a faux party thrown to test his loyalty, he finds himself in deep trouble. But the big question: Did he do anything wrong? Will actually LIVED the story from this episode and tells the group how it all went down. Brittany Murphy returns for her last BMW appearance, Bill Daniels is at his best and Will continues to tell everyone he was unlovable as a preteen. All this and a RARE crossover with a DCOM classic “My Date with the President’s Daughter” on the new Pod Meets World...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/09/20231 hour 17 minutes 28 seconds
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Meets World

It’s time to answer that huge grey cell phone because Zack Morris has arrived at John Adams High! Mark-Paul Gosselaar is here for the crossover you never imagined!! Mark-Paul shares all his memories from the '90s and the similarities between BMW Season 1 and Good Morning, Miss Bliss. How did the blonde hair haunt him? Why did Mario Lopez actually beat him up in a scene? And how does mentioning James Van Der Beek end up being one of the funniest moments in PMW history?  Plus, Rider crashed into Feeny. This episode was recorded on June 22, 2023.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/09/20231 hour 10 minutes 36 seconds
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TGI – Episode 308 “Rave On”

Hey, hey we’re Pod Meets World!  It’s a guest star heavy BMW when the writers’ favorite band, The Monkees, swing by to jam, but mysteriously keep one member off camera. Will and Rider detail the pre-show ritual that Eric and Cory stole to debut on-screen, while some VERY cool background actors join the cast to party. Plus, we find out why Will looked SO uncomfortable at an “illegal rave,” even if it never really was a jungle. All this and Mena Suvari as a bouncer - on the newest recap with Danielle, Rider and Will!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/08/20231 hour 18 minutes 22 seconds
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Jennifer Fishel Meets World

Topanga Lawrence may have had two different moms on Boy Meets World, but Danielle Fishel? She’s only got one. And so Jennifer Fishel joins the show for some behind the scenes stories you won’t believe! Find out which cast member Jen found intimidating (even as a teenager), and why she had to become a bit over-protective while on set. But she wouldn’t be a good parent if she didn’t give us some off-camera scoop too - like what teenage Danielle did to truly infuriate her and which of her Teen Magazine centerfold boyfriends was Jenn’s favorite. It’s a family affair on the newest episode of Pod Meets World…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/08/20231 hour 20 minutes 2 seconds
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TGI - Episode 307 “Truth and Consequences”

Media trained or not, this episode brought out a lot of feelings. It may be the beginning of the meaningful storylines and character development we’ve been waiting for, but it’s also the start of “crazy pants” when it comes to Eric. Will this recipe for sitcom be the moment that fixes Season 3 for our hosts? Another legendary line read from the great Blake Sennet is praised, and Mr. Williams gets the storyline he deserves. No need to test this dream, it’s another great recap episode of Pod Meets World! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/08/20231 hour 15 minutes 21 seconds
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Melissa Joan Hart Meets World

Melissa Joan Hart explains it all on a brand new episode! How did her mom pay $1 for the rights to Sabrina? Which PMW host did she briefly date as a teenager? What’s going on in that infamous movie premiere photo with Britney Spears? And what will she be working on with Will in the not-so-distant future? Plus, time travel to the back of a limo with Melissa, Danielle and *NSYNC during the early ‘00s. It’s time to sit down with a real witch on the newest Pod Meets World…This episode was recorded on June 14, 2023. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/08/202358 minutes 17 seconds
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TGI - Episode 306 “This Little Piggy”

Imagine a game show where the casts of Boy Meets World, Saved by the Bell and Full House, competed against each other by jumping and strategizing around a favorite childhood game. Can we make that dream a reality? Rider is not down. But onto bigger and better things - it’s time to tackle the episode, “This Little Piggy,” which gives us more Topanga, but not in the way we wanted. Will the downward spiral of Season 3 continue, or can the gang find a way to lift their spirits? Plus, the hosts share memories of working with one of the greatest actors of their generation... but sadly, he left his dressing room a sty.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/08/20231 hour 8 minutes 59 seconds
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Sara Markowitz Meets World

You know the “who” and the “why” of Boy Meets World, but now it’s time to hear about the “wear!”  Legendary costume designer Sara Markowitz joins Danielle, Will and Rider to share her stories from seasons 2 &amp; 3, while spilling some of the best dressed secrets (like the true meaning of Turner’s ties and what BMW has in common with Twin Peaks!!) Mysteries are uncovered as Sara takes us into the Boy Meets World closet ‘fit by ‘fit, but will we find out the REAL origin of “the leather jacket?” This is an episode where too much shirts is a good thing!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/08/20231 hour 14 minutes 55 seconds
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TGI - Episode 305 “Hometown Hero”

The gangs’ concerns about Season 3 sure are stacking up - but are they just facing another bout of Drop Shock?  With Topanga back on the call sheet, there’s hope, but the absence of tripods, cameras and cables are stealing most of Rider’s attention. Plus, this episode inspires Will to admit to a lifelong lie he told about Bon Jovi and some tour travel stories are in full effect…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/08/202359 minutes 2 seconds
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Lindsay Ridgeway Meets World

She may have been in a super long timeout, but now she’s free and ready to chat! You know her as “the second Morgan Matthews,” but what you don’t know are the details of how it all went down, the secrets that were kept (including from Lindsay!) and why Will might not be allowed into a LEGOLAND. We move on from the Weasel and hear all about the birth of a brand new Morgan.  Same World. New stories. It’s time for a new, and highly anticipated, Pod Meets World… This episode was recorded on June 6, 2023.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/08/20231 hour 8 minutes 17 seconds
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TGI - Episode 304 “He Said, She Said”

For a script that has more storylines than John Adams High School has floors, the gang is back and ready to recap. With Shawn getting advice (and tips on flirting?) from a new guidance counselor, it’s also time to say goodbye to both of our top bullies. Our hosts also notice the episode’s “bum” character is a true legend and papayas are not a casual snack, man! Rider details what it was like to emancipate from his parents as a teen and Danielle reveals she’s still friends with her first troll. The podcasts keep coming, but the teacher keep getting younger - on Pod Meets World! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/08/20231 hour 13 minutes 10 seconds
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Alex Désert Meets World

Season 3 has already brought us a handful of surprises, but nothing has made our crew happier than seeing the debut of Mr. Eli Williams, played by the effortlessly cool Alex Désert. And now they reunite to talk about his time at John Adams High, shooting Swingers at night after taping Boy Meets World, being the coolest guy in the room and working with *clears singing voice* Tony Tyler Quinn. It’s time to finally catch up with the ultimate Hepcat, and the new Media Arts teacher, on Pod Meets World.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/07/20231 hour 6 minutes 45 seconds
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TGI - Episode 303 “What I Meant to Say”

No matter what universe you’re in, this new recap episode is filled with detail after detail! From the important debut of the infamous Cory jean jacket to the not so important architectural intricacies of Topanga’s house, Danielle, Rider &amp; Will completely breakdown “What I Meant to Say.” It’s the true beginning of a confusing relationship - and our hosts are here to try and help (hard emphasis on TRY).This episode was recorded on June 8, 2023.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/07/20231 hour 21 minutes 51 seconds
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How Rude, Tanneritos (Jodie Sweetin & Andrea Barber) Meets World (BONUS EPISODE!)

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for a very special announcement! Jodie Sweetin &amp; Andrea Barber return to the pod, this time as a duo, to launch their new Full House rewatch podcast, “How Rude, Tanneritos!”  Hear the advice Danielle, Rider &amp; Will give the girls as they brace to revisit Stephanie Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler on a weekly basis. Will they survive? Will they ask Mary-Kate &amp; Ashley to join? And what episode will they end up trading for the eventual “Switcheroo?” It’s time to add another podcast to your weekly playlist and complete the trip down TGIF’s memory lane! This episode was recorded on June 27, 2023See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/07/202324 minutes 58 seconds
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Jeff McCracken Meets World

On a special and emotional episode of Pod Meets World, the gang catches up with a very important person in their lives: BMW producer and frequent director, Jeff McCracken. With over 50 episodes under his belt, he became not only a fixture on set, but in the stars’ lives, impacting their futures and careers ever since. He talks about being there when Boy Meets World was created, why he went from acting to producing and how he’s since made painting his primary creative outlet. With a name and legacy that will never leave the hearts of Danielle, Will &amp; Rider - this is an episode you don’t want to miss.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/07/20231 hour 24 minutes 24 seconds
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TGI - Episode 302 “The Double Lie”

Season 3 is taking off, and there is already A LOT of making out. Shawn and Mr. Turner might have caught each other in a lie, but it’s the Eric / Feeny dynamic that’s honestly incredible. And somewhere in all the lip locking, an iconic line debuts, Rider proves to be a great “stormer outter” and we learn the meaning of Soy Milk. Listen in for all the “deets, man!” on a brand new Pod Meets World.This episode was recorded on May 25, 2023.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/07/202357 minutes 15 seconds
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Jason Weaver Meets World

When we recently recapped Summertime Switch, a movie Rider Strong co-started in during Boy Meets World’s Season 1 hiatus, tons of listeners had just one request: get Jason Weaver on the podcast. And so, we consider ourselves lucky to make your dreams come true.It’s a camp reunion as Jason remembers the ABC movie of the week and how Jason’s dance moves weren’t the hottest thing on set. Jason also talks Smart Guy, the advice Michael Jackson gave him to play the young King of Pop, how Elton John turned him into the Lion King and…Chingy. With a contagious smile and positive attitude, it’s no surprise Jason has never stopped working and that he’s now the perfect guest for Pod Meets World.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/07/20231 hour 16 minutes 38 seconds
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TGI - Episode 301 “My Best Friend’s Girl”

The time for Season 3 has arrived! Will the transition be smooth or are we in for another Shock Drop? The Summer is officially over and it appears Cory and Topanga are finally set to become official? Well, unless Shawn gets to her first. So will this new found love triangle (and a new cool teacher) be enough for a strong start or will the hosts be totally confused like Shawn STILL trying to pick a college?And - the hosts talk about their time with guest star, and icon, Brittany Murphy. Let’s get ready for another year at the Tower of John Adams High School on Pod Meets World…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/07/20231 hour 9 minutes 14 seconds
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Darlene Vogel Meets World

Just days away from the start of Season 3 recaps, there’s just one last piece of unfinished business from the gang’s Freshman year at John Adams High School that needs attending to. It was during the rewatch that actress Darlene Vogel, and her nuanced, yet vital, role as Katherine “Kat” Tompkins, shocked the gang beyond expectations, forcing them to hunt her down and bring her on Pod Meets World. Listen in as Darlene recalls her time on the show, digs deep into her Back to the Future II stardom and talks honestly about her time all over television. And…we reunite two former lovers that give the final word on whether or not 4 months is too early to talk marriage. Join us in the teacher’s lounge for this fun, and candid, interview!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/07/202348 minutes 5 seconds
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Happy Fourth of July!

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03/07/20231 minute 58 seconds
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'Munchie Strikes Back' Meets World (with Natanya Ross)

In the side mission we never saw coming, our friend, and former Boy Meets World guest star, Natanya Ross returns to dig deeper into the film from her IMDb that caught the gang’s attention during her last appearance: Munchie Strikes Back. Listen in as they detail the surreal 1994 kids movie and find out about a behind the scenes love triangle you did not seeing coming (no, it did not involve the puppet). Put on your Concord Jr. High shirts and light those eyes up, it’s time to go back to the movies!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/06/20231 hour 32 minutes 14 seconds
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Bonnie Morgan Meets World

We all know about that fateful day on the Boy Meets World set that found Danielle Fishel as the replacement, and new, Topanga Lawrence. But ever since finding out that she wasn’t the first girl hired for the role, we’ve been begging to hear the OTHER perspective. And after a recent recap episode reminded the gang of the original actress’s name - well, here we are. Find out what it was like to be fired from a role you you were destined to play, how she dealt with never being able to escape “the Barbie girl” and how she’s since become the most interesting human in the world. Telling her story for the first time ever - it’s actress, contortionist and the very FIRST Topanga: Bonnie Morgan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/06/20231 hour 6 minutes 8 seconds
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'Summertime Switch' Meets World

In 1994, a young actor named Rider Strong made the professional decision to star in the ABC teen comedy, Summertime Switch. And now, 29 years later, it’s time to question that decision.Before we dive into Season 3, it’s time to go the movies! Hear what Danielle and Will think of the film after their first watch, and how much Rider remembers from his days at the Detention Camp. There's a ton of fun to be had, and a lot of unanswered questions (WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED AT THE DANCE?!?), so check out Summertime Switch on YouTube and get ready for some prime Rider Strong Sports Ball!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/06/20231 hour 40 minutes 3 seconds
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Andrea Barber Meets World

Is it a Friday? Or a Tuesday at least? Either way, thank God that Andrea Barber, a.k.a. Kimmy Gibbler, is joining the gang to reminisce about the glorious ‘90s. Andrea reveals what it’s like to not have any memories from before acting, the biggest difference between her and Kimmy and who in her family just doesn’t appreciate her work. Hola Tanneritos, it’s a new Pod Meets World!See omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
19/06/202355 minutes 57 seconds
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Bruh Meets World…Meets World (Season 2 Recap)

We’ve come to the end of Season 2 - and you know what that means! It’s the return of Ceej &amp; TJ, the hosts of our favorite fan rewatch podcast, Bruh Meets World, to ask the questions our hosts may have missed. It’s a recap with further analysis on cast dynamics, the difficulty of workplace friendships and how the hosts feel now about being teenage heartthrobs of desire. Let’s take one last look back on our first year at John Adams High School…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/06/20231 hour 24 minutes 31 seconds
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The Stalker Family Meets World

Danielle, Rider and Will have often talked about how the live studio audience was the uncredited, and sometimes most important, member of the Boy Meets World cast. Their laughs and applause could single handedly dictate the strength of an episode. And no members of that audience meant more than the Shere's, lovingly dubbed - "The Stalker Family." A staple in the bleachers, they not only attended almost every taping, they became part of the show's very fabric, both appearing in episodes and becoming close friends with the young stars. And somehow, 30 years later, we've tracked them down. Take a listen to this unlikely, and very emotional, reunion with "Stalker Boy" Adam and "Stalker Girl" Sarah, while we get a rare look into what it was to attend a live Boy Meets World taping as its most important viewer.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/06/202350 minutes 54 seconds
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TGI - Episode 223 “Home”

Here we are - the end of Season 2! We’ve come a long way since “drop shock” and the warm blanket, as the gang waxes poetic about Shawn’s new stray dog status and the evolution of Mr. Turner. Will has some red flags to point out (and some SATs to study for) and with the tour steadily approaching - what will costume contest winners take home? You might not believe it.It’s a love fest as Danielle, Rider &amp; Will put a bow on their first year at John Adams High.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/06/20231 hour 10 minutes 34 seconds
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Kenny Johnston Meets World

Like Marty McFly traveling to the ‘50s to make sure his parents met, the gang always knew they somehow needed to forever close the Harley Keiner loop to survive. And with this episode’s guest, Kenny Johnston, they found the final puzzle piece. The man who played “The Other Harley” tells HIS side of the story, detailing what he knew, and didn’t know, about replacing Danny at the last minute, and if the cast &amp; crew welcomed him with open arms. It was the weirdest week in BMW history, and he had the privilege of walking right into it. It’s time to shine a light on an actor who will forever be part of BMW folklore.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/06/202341 minutes 15 seconds
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TGI - Episode 222 “Career Day”

It’s time to meet the parents, as this all-time favorite episode finally details Shawn’s home life and introduces us to Topanga’s (first) dad. Listen to the gang’s initial impressions of Blake Clark, the emo evolution of Shawn’s storylines and Mr. Turner as a father figure. And just when they get to Matthew Nelson’s first script, another beloved member of the Boy Meets World family is remembered.Get to listening. You won’t be sorry.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/06/20231 hour 1 minute 19 seconds
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Natanya Ross Meets World

She played Ingrid Iverson, a favorite from our Season 2 rewatch of “Turnaround,” and now actress Natanya Ross joins the gang for a new episode of Pod Meets World. Natanya started her acting career at just 6 months old and, in addition to BMW, found success on The Secret World of Alex Mack and The Baby-Sitters Club. But unfortunately, early attention in Hollywood sometimes finds itself lost in personal pratfalls and issues with addiction, two obstacles Natanya has inspirationally overcome in her adult life.Natanya opens up in an honest chat about child stardom and what she’s doing now to help others in a similar situation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/05/202354 minutes 52 seconds
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TGI - Episode 221 “THE THRILLA’ IN PHILA’

It's time to recap one of the most memorable episodes of Boy Meets World, "The Thrilla' in Phila'" - a surreal romp that introduces Vader to canon and features a rather random Robert Goulet cameo. What do they remember from this wild day of filming and, more importantly, does Yasmie Bleeth remember anything? Learn how they rehearsed the wrestling scene, how the transition to Griff is progressing and what blood type is universal. Also, what Mandela Effect affected one of the past recaps?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/05/20231 hour 19 minutes 12 seconds
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Pod Meets World LIVE! Presented by Hyundai

Now you can hear the recent Pod Meets World live show, taped at the iHeart Theater in Los Angeles, where Danielle, Rider &amp; Will welcomed guests Betsy Randle, Anthony Tyler Quinn and the very special Bully Reunion! Oh, also…Lisa Loeb makes Rider’s dreams come true. Take a ride with us on this awesome journey.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/05/20231 hour 35 minutes 16 seconds
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TGI - Episode 220 “Pop Quiz”

We're in the homestretch of Season 2 and it's time to introduce Griff to the cast - welcoming the great, and very cool, Adam Scott to Boy Meets World (hopefully with a hug). When Cory and Shawn find a way to cheat, their morality comes under fire, while Mr. Turner sheds the tie for a very tight tank top. The gang is impressed with how this episode appears to come together, even if Topanga once again...is not in the episode. And why are none of Rider's students going to hang with him after class? They're missing their very own podcast! Hide in the trash can, it's time for a new recap...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/05/202350 minutes 39 seconds
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Nancy Kerrigan Meets World

In an interview the gang never expected, ice skating legend Nancy Kerrigan joins the podcast to talk about her surreal guest appearance on the BMW episode, “Wrong Side of the Tracks.” They talk about Will’s whirlwind, anxiety-inducing adventure to the East Coast set, Nancy’s thoughts on Will’s “skating ability” and why every Halloween still sucks for the iconic athlete. And how did Will end up in a wheelchair? We’re going for the Gold on this new episode of Pod Meets World…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/05/202354 minutes 34 seconds
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TGI - Episode 219 “Wrong Side of the Tracks”

Where to begin with “Wrong Side of the Tracks?” Sure, there’s a new, unexplained Harley and a world class ice skater cameo, but the cast sure seems to be getting more comfortable AND we see the breadcrumbs of Shawn &amp; Turner. This recap we also find out why Nancy Kerrigan joined the Boy Meets World Universe and how a young mouthy Danielle was punished. Lace up those skates, it’s time to take the ice!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/05/20231 hour 2 minutes 9 seconds
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Jodie Sweetin Meets World

It’s a Full House as Will, Rider and Danielle welcome Stephanie Tanner herself, Jodie Sweetin, to PMW! They reminisce about running Hollywood as the childhood actors of the hottest TGIF shows, including the glorious highs and the darkest lows that came along with it. But most importantly, did someone pee their pants on the set of Danielle and Jodie’s Kooshlings commercial?? And why was there no Boy Meets World merch?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/05/20231 hour 7 minutes 9 seconds
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TGI - Episode 218 “By Hook or by Crook”

We’ve hit our first “Finals Week,” which means someone other than Cory gets the heavy lifting - and this time it’s Will. When a new tutor offers to help Eric cheat on Mr. Feeny’s test, he wants to be seen as more than a bimbo. Also, the foundation is finally laid for a Turner / Shawn connection - while the Cory / Topanga romance is just a :30 second afterthought.Join the gang as they analyze a very dramatic episode and breakdown the differences between men’s and women’s bathrooms (spoiler: it’s a couch).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/05/20231 hour 2 minutes 24 seconds
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Danielle Harris Meets World

She may have only appeared on one episode of Boy Meets World, but she certainly made the most of it! As TK, the hard-nosed and precocious sister of Harley Kiner, Danielle Harris stood out in Season 2 as an absolute scene stealer, so the gang had to talk to her.We learn about how she went from fighting Michael Myers to enrolling at John Adams High School, why she thinks Ben was afraid of her and how the darker side of childhood fame derailed her career, and finances. Plus…over 20 pilots!?!?!We may never get the spin-off we wanted, but at least we have this episode!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/05/20231 hour 7 minutes 45 seconds
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TGI - Episode 217 “On The Air”

While Mr. Feeny pulls the plug on Cory and Shawn's pirate radio show in 1995…Will, Danielle and Rider use their present day podcast to guess which cast member is sick. They also wonder why they don’t remember anything about Robin Leach and if this episode is a “good romp,” or a “bad romp.” Also, which music festival would Feeny feel most comfortable at? And it wouldn’t be a Pod Meets World episode if they didn’t talk about feeling old!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/04/20231 hour 49 seconds
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Group Therapy Meets World

An idea tossed around since episode 1 finally comes to fruition as the gang sits down with therapist Kiera Muscara, to help look back on their childhood experiences and see them through an adult lens. It’s an emotional journey through facing your inner child, dealing with intense pressure at a young age and how returning for Girl Meets World may have changed everything. The journey to growth continues on this Very Special Episode of Pod Meets World…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/04/20231 hour 13 minutes 27 seconds
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TGI - Episode 216 “Danger Boy” w/ Tony Quinn (Part 2)

We’re Quinning! When you get the chance to talk about Boy Meets World with Mr. Turner himself, you take total advantage of it. The group returns to “Danger Boy,” with the beloved Tony Quinn, to talk about Happy Days comparisons, awful Elvis jokes and the cast member who was sent to the hospital after filming the episode’s big climax. Plus, Will saw Tupac once. Take a seat and pick your weirdest tie, because it’s time to break it down.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/04/202341 minutes 45 seconds
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TGI - Episode 216 “Danger Boy” w/ Tony Quinn (Part 1)

Leave it to Boy Meets World to have an episode called “Danger Boy” and not have Cory say it a once. For this recap, the gang is joined by Mr. Turner himself, Tony Quinn, to talk about how wardrobe picked his ties, how Will now thinks he’s trying too hard and the beauty of Turner’s signature throwaway delivery. And there’s so much to say about this “stroftibrite” episode, we’re breaking it up into 2 parts…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/04/202344 minutes 50 seconds
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TGI - Episode 215 “Breaking Up is Really, Really Hard to Do”

It’s arrived. This moment has been talked about for months and it’s finally here. The gang now knows…they want you to take the rolls. Iconic. Danielle, Rider &amp; Will also focus on Cory’s relationship with Wendy, a real rollercoaster of emotion, but a very important moment in Will’s acting goals. Eric develops a hairdresser fetish, Alan and Amy have their concerns and Rider sees himself in a d-bag Timothy Chalamet role. All while Feeny and Turner play racquetball. Get dressed for the 4:30 Early Bird Special and enjoy the recap of “Breaking Up Is Really, Really Hard to Do.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/04/20231 hour 2 minutes 53 seconds
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Young Danielle, Rider & Will Meet World

When a listener emailed us about some old cassette tapes he had of ‘90s teen magazine interviews with Will, Rider and Danielle - we couldn’t have been more intrigued. And boy…did they deliver! With the help of Producer / Husband of the Podcast, Jensen Karp, the gang will listen to never heard before (and cringeworthy) audio about their crushes, their teenage rooms and what they want to do after acting. And we find out exactly when Danielle’s incredible interviewing skills started (spoiler: it was recently). Get your Walkman and giant headphones ready…it’s time for the Interview TapesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/04/20231 hour 9 minutes 47 seconds
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TGI - Episode 214 “I Am Not a Crook”

In yet another example of life imitating art, this episode features Cory deciding to hop into politics and run for class President. As the hosts begin to recap, it’s hard not to notice the modern day relevancy. And when it comes to onscreen action, Danielle, Rider &amp; Will throw around some theories on why this episode, that may or may not have been written by an NFL legend, turned out feeling a little chaotic. Plus, in a podcast first, Will remembers an emotional moment from filming that Danielle has evidently completely repressed. New details await! For tickets to Pod Meets World Live Presented by Hyundai, visit: https://www.moment.co/podmeetsworld/podmeetsworld-pod-meets-world-eventSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/04/20231 hour 7 minutes 42 seconds
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David Kendall Meets World

Writer, Producer &amp; Director David Kendall has some real, never heard before Boy Meets World intel! Since he was inserted into the show’s creative brain trust by the network for Season 2, he knows absolutely everything about the transformation from warm cozy blanket to “The Horny Teen Era.”  Who was on the chopping block? What was the aged up directive moving into high school? And WHAT DID THEY ALMOST CHANGE THE NAME TO? Kendall has the answer and spills all the beans.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/04/20231 hour 9 minutes 24 seconds
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TGI - Episode 213 “Cyrano”

It’s time to shine a spotlight on Frankie, and the incredible work of a young Ethan Suplee, as Danielle, Rider &amp; Will breakdown an episode of second hand romance. We finally get a bullies-centric episode, but were they given enough? And what’s up with these always rotating lockers? And for good measure, Rider and Will compare body grooming techniques. Cause, of course they did.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/03/20231 hour 9 seconds
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Q&A Meets World! Part 2

The Q's and A's keep rolling with a BONUS third episode this week!Where's the weirdest place you've ever been recognized? Did Rider write Shawn's poetry? If Cory was celery, what foods would they have been? Which character almost moved to Los Angeles for a spin-off? And did Danielle really forget acting with a real bear while covered in honey? Yeah, she did. It's Part 2 for Season 2!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/03/202330 minutes 31 seconds
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Q&A Meets World! Part 1

It's that time again! You’ve got Q's and they’ve got A's! How did the audience see the sets? What were teen magazine shoots like? How do guests get booked for the pod? What are the hosts' dream roles? What's the deal with Will's Winnie The Pooh script? All that and so much more in our Season 2 Q&amp;A...Part 1!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/03/202339 minutes 16 seconds
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TGI - Episode 212 “Turnaround”

It’s ladies’ choice for this recap, as Danielle, Rider &amp; Will tackle “Turnaround,” an episode with a surprise Christmas tie-in. Dates are juggled, butts are checked out and makeovers are performed on guest star Natanya Ross, all in the name of a book the group wants to read together, Pygmalion. Cory and Topanga share a rare Season 2 moment - but will the gang dig this episode? Grab your school dance best and spike the punch for this memory filled installment of Pod Meets World…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/03/20231 hour 2 minutes 16 seconds
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Blake Clark Meets World

One of the most recognizable faces on Boy Meets World might not immediately come to mind when thinking of the show, but on this week’s episode, the gang will remind you that guest Blake Clark, a.k.a. Chet Hunter, is absolutely a Hollywood legend.Beyond appearing in a dozen or so Adam Sandler movies (Waterboy, anyone?), at one point in the ‘90s, Blake appeared on a new ABC sitcom every night of the week.From his time in the military to breaking into the business as a stand-up amongst Robin Williams and David Spade, Blake’s hilarious stories about his time as Shawn’s problematic father (and haunting ghost) make this one unforgettable trip down memory lane.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/03/20231 hour 1 minute 51 seconds
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TGI - Episode 211 “The Beard”

Our hosts sit down to recap “The Beard,” an episode that follows Shawn’s madcap attempt at basically dating two women at once. And while they analyze the madness, Danielle wonders if it’s finally time to talk to a very important person in her life, even if that person doesn’t know that she is. And Rider recalls meeting a life-long friend while taping this episode, then buying a Blind Melon CD in Burbank before seeing Quiz Show.Plus, Will, Rider and Danielle are going on the road to meet some fans! And you’re invited. Find out how you can meet the gang (especially if you know good places to eat in Richmond).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/03/20231 hour 5 minutes 40 seconds
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TGI - Episode 210 “Sister Theresa”

The gang FINALLY finds out how Harley’s real name is Harvey, as TK is introduced to steal Cory’s heart in “Sister Theresa.” Listen in as Danielle, Rider &amp; Will induct a new member into the Guest Star Hall of Fame. Plus, Will reads from a 30-year-old journal and was the studio audience really filled with inmates??See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/03/202336 minutes 54 seconds
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Didi DeStefano Meets World

There are a lot of important roles behind the scenes of a TV show, and one of the biggest is “Stage Manager.“ Especially when the Stage Manager goes above and beyond their textbook roles, like Didi DeStefano did on Boy Meets World. Learn how she used her jaded experience in the industry to protect the cast and find out even more about what happened off camera. AND wait until you hear what amazing items Didi still has from the set…and how a lobster may be the biggest star of them all. #SpotTheLobsterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/03/20231 hour 5 minutes 30 seconds
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TGI - Episode 209 “Fear Strikes Out”

A romantic and steamy episode makes for quite a hot podcast as the gang recaps episode 9 of Season 2, “Fear Strikes Out.” We find out Rider likes Knott’s Berry Farm much more than his wardrobe vest, and Danielle explains what “rizz” is to her Gen X co-hosts.  And although they wonder why Cory is so scared to kiss someone he’s already kissed, they do figure out why this new coffee shop looks so familiar.Break out the cherry chapstick because we’re taking the machine to your high school make out sessions!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/03/202358 minutes 39 seconds
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Mark Blutman Meets World

Writer / director Mark Blutman finally joins the podcast and it has all the feels of a family reunion!Mark, who joined the staff in 1995, shares story after story of his BMW days, including a funny football storyline that never made it to script. Listen in as the gang weighs the pros and cons of looking back on your old work and Mark reveals if he regrets leaving the show early.Hear more from a writer credited with a whopping FIVE episodes in Season 2 on this episode of Pod Meets World!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/02/20231 hour 7 minutes 13 seconds
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TGI - Episode 208 “Band on the Run”

Rock n’ Roll is here to stay - even when you’re a middle-aged suburban supermarket manager and a pre-pubescent teen who’s never picked up an instrument. Listen in as the gang recaps an iconic episode of Boy Meets World that features real life rock stars, the debut of “Senior” Adam Scott and, most importantly, the relaxing sound of FOUR guitars jamming at once. The Tongues are back, baby!Plus, find out what perks child actors got at Disneyland when they worked for Disney…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/02/20231 hour 3 seconds
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Danny McNulty Meets World

We’ve heard a lot about Danny McNulty, a.k.a Harvey ‘Harley’ Keiner, over the past few weeks and we’ve all been excited to hear the story directly from his mouth. So this week - we’re honored to share just that. Danny joins Pod Meets World to fill in the gaps and share everything they never knew. What happened at that fateful table read and why why was he replaced on the show? How similar was Danny to his character and how is he doing now? If there’s one thing that stands true about Boy Meets World, it’s that the cast will always be connected, and this emotional reunion proves just that. Buckle up for something very special. If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, call the National Mental Health Hotline at 866-903-3787.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/02/20231 hour 6 minutes 59 seconds
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TGI - Episode 207 “Wake Up Little Cory”

Everyone remembers their first…especially if it didn’t actually happen. This episode features some high school documentary filmmaking and the great misunderstanding of Cory and Topanga’s accidental sleepover. Find out what Danielle recalls happening (or not happening) heading into such an adult themed episode and the advice Michael Jacobs gave her that helped her acting for the rest of the series.Plus, find out what Will does at bedtime - even if you don’t want to know!Wake up! It’s time for class…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/02/20231 hour 7 minutes 52 seconds
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Ethan Suplee Meets World

You demanded it - and here he is. Ethan Suplee, formerly known as Frankie Stecchino Jr., may look completely different, but he’s still the talented and passionate human that made his professional debut on Boy Meets World almost 30 years ago.Ethan chats with the gang about the reason he acts, his friendship with Joey the Rat and some behind the scenes partying you’ll never see coming. Get ready for an episode that will not only leave you nostalgic, it will leave you inspired.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/02/20231 hour 13 minutes 25 seconds
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TGI - Episode 206 “ Who's Afraid of Cory Wolf?”

It’s time to face one of the most divisive moments in BMW history: a metaphorical wacky romp where Cory becomes…a werewolf. Somewhere between a Halloween episode and a tale about puberty, this episode features Phyllis Diller, one actor’s true commitment to absurdity and the revival of Topanga. Hear all about the spooky full moon kiss, a Lily gag that now feels like a writer’s room inside joke and if the gang can mute their analytical minds to have a little old fashioned sitcom fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/02/202357 minutes 15 seconds
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Blake Sennett Meets World

Well, well, well…if it isn’t the return of Joey “The Rat” Epstein, a.k.a. Blake Sennett, a.k.a. Blake Soper.  And despite being an on-screen tough guy, Blake IRL is a really good dude! Danielle, Rider &amp; Will discuss Blake’s time on BMW, a career well before his rise to musical stardom, and the personal struggles he had to overcome to be the man he is today. And can he shine any light on “the hug heard around the world” or at least, explain the greatest line read in show history?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/02/20231 hour 1 minute 59 seconds
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TGI - Episode 205 “The Uninvited”

The gang has invited you to a NERD PARTY. This episode has classic quotes, solid lessons and impressive background acting! Plus, the first sighting of…Chubbie’s!!And as if that wasn’t enough, Will reveals what his house currently smells like and did someone say “BMW the musical”?!The invites are being handed out - are you in or out?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/02/20231 hour 1 minute 27 seconds
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Marguerite Moreau Meets World

After watching “Pairing Off” a few weeks ago, the gang wondered what the guest actress, Marguerite Moreau, thought about the episode’s somewhat confusing make out scene - so they decided to find out. The Mighty Ducks actress recalls her weeks on Boy Meets World and takes a stroll down the path of TV kisses and strange teenage tension.   Marguerite also dishes on her first job, The Wonder Years, and why getting cast on your favorite show isn’t always a blessing.  Plus, find out what nostalgic gifts Danielle, Rider and Will got each other for Christmas…And the gang finally takes on the task of assigning TMNT characters.Pay close attention - because at the end of the episode you will NOT be tested. Or will you?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/01/202359 minutes 56 seconds
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TGI - EP204 “Me and Mr. Joad”

The roller coaster that is Season 2 continues, with an unexpected low point thanks to the lessons of The Grapes of Wrath and basketball shorts over sweatpants. Can Danielle and Rider convince Will that his storyline of being “whipped” continues to drag or will he be able to show them the importance of union building and obscure old-timey references? And the gang finally takes on the task of assigning TMNT characters.Pay close attention - because at the end of the episode you will NOT be tested. Or will you?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/01/20231 hour 2 minutes 32 seconds
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Adam Scott Meets World

The world’s most surprising Boy Meets World guest star has entered the chat! Adam Scott might be a recent Emmy nominee, but he’ll always be Griff in our hearts. Adam clears the air on his abrupt entrance in, and exit from, the show and finally addresses an awkward on-set incident that has quietly haunted him for almost 30 years. And Danielle analyzes a message board post Adam saw in the early days of the Internet.   And as a bonus, Adam shares details on ‘Severance’ and how a nice guy like him can always play a jerk.   Season 2 is off to quite a start as another blockbuster guest brings their A game!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/01/20231 hour 12 minutes 51 seconds
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TGI - Episode 203 “Notorious”

Things are looking up for Season 2 as the hosts enjoy the witty pacing, elite jokes and prank filled flow of a Mr. Weeny debacle. Or maybe it’s just Blake’s line read that has them uncontrollably laughing. And the love keeps coming when Will admits to dating his on-screen love interest IRL for 6-7 months (!!!). Who could it be?Plus a heartfelt tribute to a beloved Boy Meets World writer…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/01/20231 hour 1 minute 42 seconds
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Janette Kotichas Meets World

When an unfamiliar name popped up during Season 1’s rewatch as the writer of two iconic episodes, the gang knew they what they had to do. After some internet sleuthing and trepidation to participate, writer Janette Kotichas joins the show to fill in the blanks on why, despite two incredible scripts to her name, she did not return for Season 2 (and soon after, left the business). A writing staff of cliques, International telegrams and scripts being thrown across the room… It’s a behind-the-scenes of Boy Meets World like you’ve never heard before.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/01/20231 hour 8 minutes 42 seconds
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TGI - Episode 202 (“Pairing Off”)

They knew the episode was coming, but that doesn’t make it any less awkward! It’s finally time to make our way into Alan and Amy’s bedroom for a little make out sesh, as Will gets hot &amp; heavy with some never before heard details. And the Cory / Topanga storyline we all know and love sure seems far in distance as Cory has eyes for another student and is beginning to feel the effects of puberty. Will the gang ease into the Season 2 changes, or will they continue to feel their way through the new surroundings in complete shock? Get your cherry Chapstick ready, cause we’re going in!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/01/20231 hour 14 minutes 21 seconds
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Anthony Tyler Quinn Meets World

The most anticipated guest has arrived in the form of Anthony Tyler Quinn, a.k.a. The Cool Teacher, Mr. Turner. The beloved actor reunites with his students to talk about which character he was first tapped to play, his special bond (and pranks) with Will and what he makes of his unceremonious and abrupt goodbye.  You’ve asked for it, and here it is - the type of reunion this podcast was made to facilitate. Share some laughs, and tears, with this forever connected cast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/01/20231 hour 14 minutes 14 seconds
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TGI - Episode 201 "Back 2 School"

Starting a new school year usually involves a lot of nervous energy, and this podcast is no different. After a surprising, and emotional letter to the gang, Will, Rider and Danielle bob and weave through Season 2’s new characters, new stories, a brand new show opening and an overall sense of dizzying shock. It’s a new era and we’re not sure we’re ready at all. Jump back in for the good, the bad and the Mr. Turner. It’s time for high school.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/01/20231 hour 19 minutes 41 seconds
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Bruh Meets World...Meets World (Season 1 Recap)

To put a pretty little bow on Season 1, Danielle, Rider &amp; Will sit down with Ceej and TC, the hosts of the OTHER favorite BMW podcast, Bruh Meets World, to get a fans’ point of view on the podcast so far. What did they like? What didn’t they like? And what questions still linger beyond the finale?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/12/20221 hour 13 minutes 29 seconds
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Lindsay Price Meets World

Will, Rider and Danielle talk to a card carrying member of the Boy Meets World guest star Hall of Fame: actress Lindsay Price (aka “Linda” from “Teacher’s Bet”). They reminisce about the weight of her role, what it’s like to cry on cue and who on set she may have had a crush on. Get ready - it’s time for a REAL child actor to join the show!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/12/202253 minutes 14 seconds
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Kathy Ireland Meets World

The gang was worried that supermodel, super entrepreneur &amp; former Boy Meets World guest star Kathy Ireland wouldn’t remember them 30 years later - but WOW, were they wrong! The gang reminisces about her tape day and get filled in on her wildly inspirational journey in business. It’s a Winter Wonderland on this episode of Pod Meets World!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/12/202252 minutes 19 seconds
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A Surprise Meets World

The unthinkable has happened. Though Will and Rider think they’re playing BMW trivia, Danielle has pulled off the biggest Pod Meets World surprise yet.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/12/202259 minutes 18 seconds
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TGI - EPISODE 122 ("I Dream of Feeny")

We finally got here! It's the Season 1 finale!! Although aired out of order, this episode finds Cory concerned he made Mr. Feeny disappear, yet in the end - we say goodbye to someone in a much darker way. Our three aging hosts tackle the geeky duck, vomit on My Giant and "LID / SICK BOY!," all while the changes of Season 2 loom in the distance. Get ready for a true transition as Cory makes peace with Mr. Feeny and leaves the innocence of humble beginnings (and bad theme songs) in the distance...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/12/20221 hour 8 minutes 23 seconds
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Jason Marsden Meets World

Finally! Jason Marsden is on Pod Meets World! He played ‘Jason Marsden” on BMW (talk about typecasting); until he mysteriously didn’t anymore. However, offscreen Jason and Will remained besties and this episode is all the proof you need! Stories, insider details, Hollywood hijinx and, most importantly, they talk about A Goofy Movie. He’s here and you should be too.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/12/202255 minutes 44 seconds
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TGI - Episode 121 (“Boy Meets Girl”)

While filming this important coming of age episode, cast &amp; crew worried it would be the last BMW they ever made. And boy were they wrong.  We watch the Cory &amp; Topanga relationship develop, even if Danielle and Rider think one of the budding lovebirds isn’t a good actor yet. Find out what the show creator said to Will during the famous laundry basketball scene, how this episode would affect the entire series moving forward and what it’s like watching yourself “flirt” as a preteen. Can’t wait to listen? It’s a date! Or maybe just friends.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/12/20221 hour 1 minute 49 seconds
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Jeff Menell Meets World

BMW writer/producer from beginning to end, Jeff Menell, joins the group as they travel deep into the backstories of Boy Meets World! We’ll learn about how the writer’s room “broke” a story and how late they’d sometimes have to stay in the office to finish a script. Hear all about Jeff’s journey from childhood friend / movie critic to primetime TV creator and, most importantly, the lone writing credit on “And Then There Was Shawn,” arguably the most iconic episode of the show. And even though we end up right back at square 1 regarding Topanga’s name origin, this episode gives us all the inside scoop on how our favorite ‘90s sitcom came to be.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/11/20221 hour 1 minute 30 seconds
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TGI - Episode 120 (“The Play’s the Thing”) ​

It’s time to recap a memorable episode involving mini-golf, Shakespeare and a very shady melon! Coming off a rather disappointing BMW, it’s a welcome change for Danielle, Rider and Will to gush over, and remember insider details from, an episode they love. Also, did Will really eat 17 cheeseburgers?Take the stage - it’s time for a very theatrical Pod Meets World!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/11/202258 minutes 13 seconds
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TGI - Episode 119 (“Kid Gloves”)

As we steadily continue our slow climb to the end of Season 1, we encounter an episode that has…some issues. While the plot revolves around a necklace Alan gives Cory for his birthday, why does no one else acknowledge the special day? Did Feeny ALSO teach them in 4th grade? And was this episode just one big setup to recreate a shot from The Graduate? All this, and what the hosts think of the hooting and hollering during their swimsuit scene, on this Scuba Duba installment of Pod Meets World!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/11/202247 minutes 59 seconds
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Matthew Lawrence Meets World

When you collect enough tickets from playing skeeball at Chuck E. Cheese you can pick any prize you want…and today we got the return of Jack Hunter!Matthew explains the nerves he had entering an already established and close-knit cast. But how did it affect Will and Rider’s dynamic?And, OMG…juicy details alert! Danielle and Matthew discuss the secret/not-so secret relationship they had during production!This episode is the reunion we 100% knew we needed!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/11/202258 minutes 9 seconds
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TGI - Episode 118 “It’s a Wonderful Night”

Feeny the babysitter, Eric’s driving test and Cory’s R-rated movie….oh my! It’s an episode running on all cylinders that Rider remembers absolutely everything about and Danielle forgot she wasn’t even in!! All that plus a fan’s letter receives a surprising response and Danielle takes the podcast in a totally morbid direction. Better warn the babysitter…we’re pulling an all-nighter!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/11/202257 minutes 29 seconds
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Jeff Sherman Meets World

The gang reunites with BMW writer and producer Jeff Sherman, a man who has the stories BEHIND the stories!  How did the name Topanga REALLY come to be? Is it a BACKyard or a SIDEyard? And what was it like being shown around Disney by…Walt Disney?!Jeff helped build Boy Meets World from the ground up, through the good and the bad, so get ready for a one of a kind tour through the early days of the sitcom we all love.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/11/202259 minutes 12 seconds
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TGI - Episode 117 (“The Fugitive”)

Let’s get Emo with this week’s recap! Not only is it the most dramatic episode of BMW yet, it was filmed just mere days after the massive Northridge earthquake. In fact, the cast could feel the aftershocks all the way to the table-read. But as they say, ‘the show must go on’ - and it definitely did for Rider. Learn exclusive behind the scenes stories for what most fans think is Rider’s most memorable episode, and why he says it was a critical turning point for Shawn. Plus, Will tells a story of talking to a film class at UCLA and how the students put him in check. Climb through the window and hide under the bed, but don’t make any noise - It’s another episode of Pod Meets World!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/11/20221 hour 4 minutes 48 seconds
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DeJuan Guy Meets World

Danielle, Will and Rider welcome DeJuan Guy, another Death Chair alum, to the podcast. In addition to playing Ellis on the first season of BMW, DeJuan appeared in all the biggest shows of the 90's and is best known as Jake in the original Candyman movie. What were some of the gang’s biggest auditions - and what are some roles they ALMOST got? AND find out who left George Lucas’ office in tears after a meeting.  All that plus so much more in this nostalgia-filled stroll down 1990’s memory lane. And best of all, you don’t need to use your AOL dial up connection to hear it.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/10/202254 minutes 49 seconds
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Q&A Meets World pt3: The Sequel’s Sequel

After getting THOUSANDS of new questions, the crew sits down to once again give As to your Qs. Find out about Danielle’s new movie and which co-star she thinks is better looking than Leonardo DiCaprio. How much did Will improvise on set? What happened to Danielle’s childhood stalker? Was there working plumbing on set? AND - is it true there was almost a Boy Meets World horror reboot in 2021? Find out these As and more - including a snippet from the recent live show in El Cajon - on this episode of PMW…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/10/202259 minutes 8 seconds
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TGI - Episode 116 (“Risky Business”)

Cory and Shawn bet on racehorses for a school project, but quickly learn there are things in life that are not worth risking. Babysitting, a botched Valentine’s Day, a horse named ‘Tuna Melt,’ the story of Will’s first ever written line and…a scandal involving the famous leather jacket?! Plus, the gang reveals their secret love for Richard Marx. Go ahead and enjoy…we’ll be “right here waiting for you.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/10/202249 minutes 38 seconds
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TGI- The BMW DNA!

After combing the globe and searching far and wide, we’re thrilled to bring you an episode about our favorite BMW-ers: the hard-working background actors. And to get in the spirit, Danielle, Will and Rider each took a 23andMe DNA test to discuss what they learned about THEIR background right here on the pod! And yes - today’s guests include actual Boy Meets World background actors. From sitting at Chubbie’s to hanging in Feeny’s class to wearing a PIZZA hat, find out what life was like behind the scenes from a brand new perspective. It’s an episode of discovery like no other!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/10/20221 hour 19 minutes 40 seconds
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Kris Kyer Meets World

One of the most eclectic human beings to ever work on Boy Meets World, Kris Kyer, joins the gang to talk about his unbelievable past in entertainment. As the Boy Meets World Season 1 acting coach, he had a front row seat to witness the young stars get comfortable (or uncomfortable) as the characters you would grow to love for 6 more seasons. Did we mention he is the youngest Ringling Bros. ringmaster ever AND the owner of a seasonal Christmas store!? Also…Waldo???? Get ready for never-heard-before stories about Danielle, Will, Rider, Anton Yelchin and the BMW character he was closest to: Morgan. This episode has the energy of rabid squirrel, so fire it up and don’t forget to take notes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/10/202249 minutes 18 seconds
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TGI - Episode 115 (“Model Family”)

It’s time for some Mall Madness as Eric wears a belt for the first time, Jason Marsden debuts and a giant lobster bobs in a pool of butter! All while Kathy Ireland goes from hanging on Will’s wall to being his trusted co-star, reminding him to always watch what he asks for. All that and sweater vests, temporary tattoos and kiosks at the mall! This episode is a straight up Nerd-O-Rama.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/10/202257 minutes 59 seconds
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TGI - Episode 114 (“The B-Team of Life”)

The episode may be about being second string, but this recap is starter material all the way! The crew goes all ‘Murder She Wrote’ and pieces together another discrepancy between filming and airing, figuring out that this episode is probably much closer to the pilot than you’d think. Rider remembers a push-up problem, Will has chicken issues and Danielle remembers the time her little brother ruined a trip to Disneyland. Plus, what line from this episode was so memorable that the cast repeated it behind the scenes for over 7 years!? You’ll need to think fast - even faster than Feeny’s AMC Gremlin!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/10/202253 minutes 24 seconds
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Christine Lakin Meets World

It’s a TGIF reunion! The Pod Meets World crew is joined by Step by Step’s Christine Lakin (aka Alicia “Al” Lambert) to reminisce about being the new kids on the Friday night block. They share experiences of what it was like returning to school as a TV star, teen heartthrob paintball wars, secret set tricks and kissing a co-star! (ooooh!) Plus Christine, a BMW guest star herself, recalls a story that scarred her for years, while Will shares a little “undapants” TMI that will affect Danielle forever.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/10/20221 hour 2 minutes 37 seconds
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TGI - Episode 113 (“She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not”)

Grab an origami Camellia flower and a giant bone cause it’s Pod Meets World time!!Crushes, misunderstandings and missed opportunities abound! The crew sprints down memory lane as Will remembers receiving the biggest compliment of his acting career and Danielle has a visceral memory of what Will’s hand smelled like?! (eew!) Plus more love for the hilarious Lee Norris and Topanga’s new curly hair! It’s an episode that even your sister Nebula Stop The (Vietnam) War Lawrence will love!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/09/20221 hour 34 seconds
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Marla Sokoloff Meets World

Marla Sokoloff is best known for her successful career on TV shows like Full House, Friends and The Practice, but before all that - she was “Paige” (and almost Topanga) on Boy Meets World.  The delightful actress stops by to talk to the gang about her prolific TGIF legacy, life at the Oakwoods and her memories of the infamous Topanga switch. And they also dig deep into the psyche of the child actor, and the pressure that comes with auditioning.  There’s a whole lot of ‘90s in this week’s interview, so bust out the scrunchies and capri pants because we’re time traveling.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/09/20221 hour 2 minutes 37 seconds
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TGI - Episode 112 (“Once in Love with Amy”)

Critic / writer Starlee Kine (NPR, “Search Party”) joins the cast to define the role of comfort TV in our lives, all while dissecting quite a scandalous episode. Amy might be cheating on Alan, but the true mystery lies in Feeny’s puzzling (and kinda dumb) math equation! You may want to have your Casio calculator watch handy… There’s some great BTS secrets (which scene made the guys break?) and the group ponders the bleak future of the American sitcom. Plus, find out what classic TV moments scarred each of them forever!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/09/20221 hour 15 minutes 29 seconds
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Barbie Block and Sally Stiner Meet World

Barbie Block and Sally Stiner were the storied casting directors for Boy Meets World and now they’re revealing how the Matthews family, and so many more of their classic TV shows, came together!  They’ll talk auditions, missed opportunities and even their side of the infamous replacement of Topanga. Plus, there’s plenty of amazing tips for aspiring actors AND some incredible stories about some of Hollywood’s A-lister beginnings. We heard tidbits about Will Smith, Taylor Lautner, Reese Witherspoon, Adam Scott, Brittany Murphy, Leonardo DiCaprio and much, much more! This episode goes behind the scenes…of what goes on behind the scenes! Let’s go deeper!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/09/20221 hour 10 minutes 48 seconds
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TGI - Episode 111 (“The Father/Son Game”)

Go ahead and separate the marshmallows out of your cereal because this episode is sweet! The gang is joined once again by Trina McGee to breakdown an episode written by a young Bill Lawrence, years before his success as the creator of Scrubs and Ted Lasso. The father/son softball game becomes more of a father/son battle and Topanga takes on Cory in the great Pledge debate. This one is loaded with some hella cool BTS details you need to hear, including why rewatching it left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths (Hint: It’s not because of Minkus’ tainted hamburger). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/20221 hour 7 minutes 26 seconds
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Trina McGee Meets World

Trina McGee, aka the beloved Angela Moore, joins the gang for the highly requested reunion of unpacking that Pod Meets World is known for. These 4 friends have been through a lot and are living proof that open communication is key. Order up a couple of Double Chubbies with cheese because this episode is ready to heal.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/09/20221 hour 14 minutes 4 seconds
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TGI - Episode 110 ("Santa's Little Helper")

In this episode Shawn's dad gets laid off at Christmas time, starting the oh-so-emo, and long lasting, narrative that Shawn is poor. Cory vows to get Shawn a present, but that act of kindness proves harder than it sounds. It’s certainly a BMW moment we’ve remembered for decades…except for Rider who for some reason can’t remember this episode AT ALL. Will overheard something on set that changed his acting strategy forever and we do some ‘90s trivia that the hosts may or may not know. It’s fitting that this is a Christmas BMW episode because it's the gift that keeps on giving.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/09/20221 hour 18 minutes 44 seconds
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Betsy Randle Meets World

America’s mom has arrived! We’re so excited to welcome Mrs. Amy Matthews herself, Betsy Randle, to Pod Meets World! Betsy reflects on her TGIF time as a “cool mom” and reveals some of the BTS drama that had her begging for more to do. This emotional reunion reveals a lot of secrets…including which cast member Betsy had a real life crush on during filming! Hold onto your fanny packs because this one will have you spinning! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/09/20221 hour 8 minutes 12 seconds
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TGI - Episode 109 (“Class Pre-Union”)

Get your jumpsuits and giant camcorders ready because this one is ready for action! The backstory of Topanga’s hair evolution is revealed, Jim Abbot guest stars without knowing and the gang marvels at how ahead of the times Mr. Feeny’s life lessons truly were. It’s a BTS recap of epic proportions as Pod Meets World watches the 29-year old Boy Meets World episode where they predict their future in 20 years. Does that make sense???See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/20221 hour 29 minutes 40 seconds
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Lance Bass Meets World

There’s nothing like young love - especially when one of you is a TV icon, and the other is in the biggest boy band of the ‘90s.  We're welcoming Danielle’s ex-bf, NSYNC’s Lance Bass, to relive their relationship and a very “special” Prom night. You read that right, they went to Prom together with matching teased hair. They dated for a year and she thought it was ‘gonna be her’ until (spoiler alert) he said Bye Bye Bye via telephone (mostly likely a flip phone).  And now - they’re still close friends - and (EXCLUSIVE!) turning that Prom into a movie. Put on a tux and boutonnière, because you don’t want to miss this reunion!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/08/202253 minutes 35 seconds
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Q&A Meets World Part 2

The PMW Q&amp;A continues as the questions get juicier than a 6-pack of Squeezits! Why do so many people claim to have coined Topanga’s name? Were there any injuries during filming? Why the hell were The Monkees always on the show? Did the cast have bed times? And Danielle reveals her Boy Meets World crush and the person never knew...until now! This Q&amp;A is tough, get a helmet!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/202241 minutes 31 seconds
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Q&A Meets World Part 1

Getting to truly know a person can often feel like trying to open a jar…when that jar is a can. That’s why we’ve got the first Q &amp; A Meets World episode! So many questions have been emailed to the show and there is so much you want NEED to know, that we've recorded enough for TWO episodes!  Did they take/steal anything from the set?  What was it like being young and famous? Were the fans crazy? Did Danielle REALLY date her first celebrity crush? And why does a criminal currently have Shawn's leather jacket? And find out what secret message Danielle received in her lunches! Q&amp;A Meets World is the episode you've been waiting for…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/08/202251 minutes 42 seconds
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TGI - Episode 108 (Teacher’s Bet)

This pod has all the “Feens,” as we recap the bet for a bicycle between teacher and student, while Danielle reads listener letters about what Feeny means to them.  The gang reveals what word didn’t make it past Table Read and why the crew was proud of their naive child stars. AND BEHOLD THE MEAT FEENY!!!  Looking back is sometimes hard, but not when it involves an episode of BMW! Get in there…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/08/20221 hour 21 minutes 43 seconds
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Lauren Lapkus Meets World Part 2 TGI-Episode 107 (”Grandma Was a Rolling Stone”)

We are back for Part 2 with The Wrong Missy’s Lauren Lapkus, now tackling the second half of “Grandma was a Rolling Stone.” The group recognizes Will’s comfort and his newfound appetite for laughs - even if his first came when the cameras weren’t rolling. Speaking of firsts for Will…he details his first on screen kiss with Felicity herself - Kerri Russell! Of course she wasn’t Felicity yet, but she still gave Will some pointers anyway. And her hair! Geez!!! This leads the gang into detailing just how weird TV kissing is, a practice we all know we’ll soon be talking about every week. This may not be your first listen to this podcast, but it’ll still give you the same Felicity butterflies! Check it out…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/202249 minutes 55 seconds
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Lauren Lapkus Meets World TGI-Episode 107 (”Grandma Was a Rolling Stone”)

Comedian, and Queen of Podcasts, Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black, The Wrong Missy) joins the show to wax poetic about her personal love for Boy Meets World. Together they find out the details of Feeny’s first smile, the pay disparities that almost lost the show their new star and what it felt like to welcome celebrity guest, and Golden Girl, Rue McClanahan to the Matthews’ family home! Call some professional movers because there was so much to unpack in this episode…part 2 comes out next!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/08/202246 minutes 43 seconds
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TGI - Episode 106 ("Boys II Mensa”)

Shawn may have finally found the spotlight, but Will reveals why it’s so hard to watch himself on screen and Danielle explains her issues with acting in a jacket. Which only begs the question…”Holk-um?” There’s plenty of BTS talk from Cory pretending to be smart and the actors not being able to call in sick even when they really were. And the gang notices a joke that went over their heads all these years until they finally noticed it in the rewatch! You’ll need to listen to find out what it was and if you missed it too… Plus, Danielle reveals the wrath of her mother when she got caught smoking on the studio lot at 15.  You’ll have a lot of free time since you’re grounded and not going to the school dance - so listen to this week’s exploration NOW!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/20221 hour 14 minutes 56 seconds
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Marty York meets World

You fell in love him as “Yeah Yeah” McClennan from The Sandlot…but did you know he was a tenant of the “Death Chair” on Boy Meets World Season 1? Marty York, aka Larry, takes us back to the beginning, and his first role with the legendary John Candy, who gave him a surprise new use for toilet paper. In addition to revealing their first commercials, Marty and the gang theorize why he was never asked back to BMW after only a handful of episodes. And in an emotional turn, Marty recalls a horrific accident that almost took his life and made him step away from acting for over a decade… All this, and more, on the most muscular Pod Meets World yet!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/08/202252 minutes 35 seconds
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TGI-Episode 105 ("Killer Bees”)

That's not my name! That's not my name! Would Minkus mean as much to you if his name was Stuart Lempke??? Rider's got some serious BTS on a name change you never knew about. Speaking of BTS, the final scene in this episode is ultimately how Will Friedle became Eric Matthews, and you won’t believe the process he went through to land the role. Will, Rider and Danielle reminisce about seeing Aerosmith live together, but being too young to see the actual concert. And Danielle gets emotional as she re-watches a scene with Feeny and Cory 30 years later.All that and more *OPTICAL FLIP* on this episode!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/20221 hour 12 minutes 32 seconds
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Lee Norris meets World

He may have only been on the show for one season, but Lee Norris, aka Stuart Minkus, has lived in our hearts for decades. Lee sits down with Danielle, Rider &amp; Will to talk about the ups and down of child stardom, the life lessons he learned from being on BMW and what it’s like surviving a huge earthquake after just moving to California. Their time together was cut short in 1994, but for this episode the 4 are back together and reminiscing about some of the best times of their lives. And we find out if David Fincher is a Minkus fan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/07/20221 hour 5 minutes 12 seconds
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TGI-Episode 104 ("Cory's Alternative Friends")

Topanga is finally here!!!! The future Mr. and Mrs. Cory Matthews meet for the first time as they are teamed up for a school project.Danielle, Rider, and Will are joined by writer, producer and director extraordinaire, David Trainer to discuss Episode 4. This is the one where Topanga does her iconic dance and Cory has hair issues. Danielle reveals not only the origin of the dance but the secrets to her own hair!!CORRECTION: Fish Girl is now played by Megan Parlen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/07/20221 hour 14 minutes 42 seconds
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David Trainer Meets World

One of the masterminds responsible for giving the world Danielle Fishel as Topanga is here. David Trainer, a prolific and legendary television director and producer, spotted Danielle Fishel on the BMW set and knew he had found the perfect Topanga! The only issue was - she wasn’t originally cast in that role. The actress formerly known as “Fish Girl” became Topanga and the rest is history. Buckle up as David reveals BTS stories you won’t believe and Danielle details the week that changed her life forever!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/07/202256 minutes 38 seconds
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TGI-Episode 103 ("Father Knows Less")

Should Mr. Feeny have let Cory retake his test OR was he teaching him a valuable lesson?! As Danielle, Rider and Will are digging in to Episode 3 they share their memories of costar Willie Garson. Willie is known to many as Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City but on Pod Meets World he is known as Leonard Spinelli. Cringy or Classic? Cory makes a risqué joke about his parents… too much for a 12 year old?!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/07/20221 hour 4 minutes 15 seconds
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William Daniels Meets World

F-f-feeny is here!!!! The incredible awe-inspiring Emmy Award winning William Daniels! Danielle, Will and Rider all had one role model in common… William Daniels. The tears are flowing and there are plenty of laughs as they honor their teacher from Boy Meets World and IRL. The bond the show created for them is unbreakable for life. Plus, his wife of over 70 years, the magical Bonnie Bartlett (aka Dean Lila Bolander ) joins in as well.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/07/20221 hour 5 minutes 58 seconds
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TGI-Dad Episode 102 (“On the Fence”)

This is one of the many great episodes for Mr. Matthews … and William Russ is here to recap with us! What made this TV Dad so iconic?! Let’s dissect the character. Plus, what’s the death chair? What happened to the original Matthews' little sister?  …And still no Topanga!!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/07/20221 hour 18 minutes 44 seconds
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William "Rusty" Russ Meets World

Alan Matthews is here!  Let's hang with Dad aka Topanga's father-in-law.  Father Knows Best, right?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/07/202253 minutes 20 seconds
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TGI-The Pilot

Danielle, Rider and Will are watching the very first episode of Boy Meets World. We meet Eric, Shawn, Cory, Mr. Feeny and and all the rest… except for Topanga!! Where is Topanga?! Will and Rider bonded immediately and William Daniels (aka F-f-feeny!!!!!) became their mentor. Plus, introducing Rider’s son Indy and his take of seeing his dad with that weird hair and “too much shirts”.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/06/20221 hour 16 minutes 41 seconds
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TGI-Happening

For us, they will always be Topanga, Eric, and Shawn. The year is 1993 and three future BFF's were meeting for the first time.  Danielle Fishel, Will Friedle, and Rider Strong never could have envisioned that being cast in a new sitcom for ABC would change their lives forever and bring new meaning to TGIF.  This is how it all began...and how it looks now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/06/20221 hour 11 minutes 16 seconds
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Introducing: Pod Meets World

We're sending you to 1993 when TGIF reigned supreme and “Boy Meets World” first premiered. Danielle, Will and Rider are going back to school as they rewatch every episode of the iconic series, sharing memories, behind the scenes moments, and all the “Boy Meets World” stories a fan could ever want. Relive your first crush, first kiss, favorite moments and all the life lessons with Topanga, Eric, and Shawn.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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