Welcome to the Show!
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m New to On Main Street with Aaron Wallace.
Where Should I Start?
Not the beginning! Those early episodes are lovingly preserved for posterity, but the quality is pretty rough. Instead, try something a little newer.
Here are some fan favorites.
(Please note that episodes released prior to the launch of Season 14 in September 2019 were published under the title of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod).
What Happened to Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod?
In September 2019, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod relaunched under a new title: On Main Street with Aaron Wallace. It’s the same show as always, but with a new name, new release schedule, and a slightly new format. The new title makes the show easier to find and is inspired by an email from a longtime listener who described the podcast as “a series of impromptu talks on Main Street with friends and fellow fans.”
What Is On Main Street with Aaron Wallace?
On Main Street with Aaron Wallace is the web’s longest-running Disney podcast, from the creator of The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Disney book series. It’s dedicated to fun and thoughtful discussion that drives toward the heart of one central question: why do we love Disney?
Get ready for countdowns, trip reports, in-park audio, music montages, Disney history lessons, celebrity interviews, in-depth analysis, and much more.
Host Aaron Wallace is a bestselling author and entertainment writer who studies movies, music, theme parks, theatre, literature, television, pop culture, 1980s/1990s nostalgia, and all things Disney.
How Often Are Episodes Released?
You can expect one full-length episode of On Main Street with Aaron Wallace approximately once a month. In between those, look for bonus content, including the mini-episodes, “A Moment on Main Street.”
Prior to relaunching as On Main Street with Aaron Wallace in Season 14, when it was known as Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod (Seasons 13 and back), the podcast traditionally operated on a more sporadic release schedule, with episodes arriving once “fully baked.” If you notice that some seasons have more episodes than others, that’s why!
How Can I Find Out As Soon As a New Episode Is Released?
The best way is to subscribe to the show on iTunes (it’s free!). Your smartphone or computer will automatically download the next episode. It’s also a very good idea to scroll down to the bottom of this page and sign up for the free email newsletter. Finally, keep an eye on Aaron’s Twitter feed and the show’s Facebook page for updates.
How Old Is the Show?
Aaron released the first episode of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod back in 2005. He was 19, in a dorm room, using a handheld wire mic, and venturing into the then-brand-new field of podcasting for the first time. iTunes didn’t even carry podcasts in those days! Both the show and its technology have evolved considerably since then, but the audience remains and continues to grow. So does the love for Disney. The show relaunched as On Main Street with Aaron Wallace in September 2019.
Is This More About Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or Disney movies?
It’s equally all of the above (and then some!). “All Things Disney” isn’t just a tagline; it really is the best descriptor for the show.
Does Subscribing Cost Money?
No! Every episode of On Main Street with Aaron Wallace is completely free for listeners. In the podcasting world, “subscribe” simply means using iTunes (or the podcast app of your choice) to sign up for automatic downloads of news episodes as they release. Be sure to refresh your subscription periodically, as podcast apps occasionally stall.
How Can I Support the Show?
There are several easy ways for listeners to support the show:
- Leave a written review in the iTunes Music Store. This encourages iTunes to feature the show to new users.
- Subscribe to the show in the iTunes Music Store. This helps to boost’s the shows ranking (and makes sure you never miss an episode).
- Buy any of Aaron’s books, recommend them to others, or give them as gifts to family and friends.
- If you have a website, blog, or podcast, consider posting a review of On Main Street with Aaron Wallace and/or Aaron’s books.
- Spread the word! Tell your friends about the show! Tweet about it or make a Facebook post! Send first-timers to AaronWallaceOnline.com/welcome
- Donate to On Main Street via PayPal. Your support helps to offset ongoing production costs and empowers the show to invest in future technological upgrades. Donations make it possible to offer free content to all listeners!
Does the Podcast Accept Sponsorships?
For inquiries, please send an email.
Who Did the Cover Art and Theme Song?
Cover art designed by graphic designer Patrick Westmoreland, based on Aaron’s horribly-drawn original logo from way back in 2005. 🙂
“On Main Street” lyrics and musical rhythm by Aaron Wallace. Vocals performed by Nicole Carino. Instrumentation arranged and performed by Carl England. Executive producer Aaron Wallace.
Cover art and theme song are the sole copyright of Aaron Wallace.
Is the Podcast Affiliated with the Walt Disney Company?
No. On Main Street with Aaron Wallace is neither affiliated with nor authorized by the Walt Disney Company or its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, or assigns (“the Company”). The content has not been submitted for approval or review by any member, agent, officer, or representative of the Company. Aaron Wallace is not a member, employee, agent, officer, or representative of the Company. The Company does not and has never sponsored On Main Street with Aaron Wallace. The views expressed on the show do not necessarily represent those of the Company. Neither the podcast, its host, its parent, nor this website make any commercial claim to the use of the Disney name or any of the Company’s intellectual properties or assets. Any use of such Company properties or assets are solely for the purposes of educational and/or editorial commentary.
Where Can I Find a List of Every Episode?
Each episode of On Main Street is listed in reverse chronological order, complete with detailed show notes, on this site’s podcast blog. (Please note that episodes released prior to the launch of Season 14 in September 2019 were published under the title of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod.)