Friday, January 21, 2022

The Sweep Spot Ep. #326 - Disneyland Night Custodial 1971-1984 with Chuck Vaughn

Chuck Vaughn joins us to talk about his time being an hourly cast member, and then a Supervisor, in Disneyland Night Custodial from 1971 to 1984. His stories include training Tokyo Disneyland opening cast members and a special assignment at Imagineering.


The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

There are many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot in addition to clicking below.



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How To Listen To The Sweep Spot Podcast

Please give us a listen! We are the NUMBER ONE Disneyland podcast hosted by two former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen! The highest rated! The most downloaded! The most acclaimed!

(If you don't know what a podcast is, in our case, it is basically an audio recording you can access online. It's as easy as clicking to listen to it as it "streams." You can also download the file to listen any time you want.)

The Sweep Spot Podcast is a show that focuses on the past, present, and future of Disneyland. Each main episode typically catches you up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, and then we have a "main topic" that might involve one or more of the following: 

  • the history of an attraction or other Resort feature
  • what Disneyland was like in a specific year
  • an overview of a "land"
  • interviewing an author, former cast member or Imagineer
  • trip reports
  • and more!
Since we - Lynn and Ken - were Disneyland Day Custodial Sweeping Foremen and annual passholders for many years, we often include our personal experiences and insights from working and playing there.

Our magical travel and vacation planning partners, ConciEARS, often provide a quick overview of what is happening at other Disney destinations.

Those main episodes are usually released every two weeks.

Mini episodes are much shorter and usually deal with one topic, such as an interview or Lynn's thoughts related to something about Disneyland. These are generally released on the weeks we don't release a main episode.

Both our main episodes and our mini episodes are currently FREE! However, you can get a monthly BONUS episode by supporting the podcast by a certain amount via Patreon. The podcast costs us money to produce and provide, since we need equipment, online storage, and more. 

The first place new episodes will appear will be our official archive, where you and stream episodes and download episodes. Once you go to that archive, listening is as easy as clicking on an episode. Bookmark this archive!

The Sweep Spot can also be found on various podcast platforms, if you'd prefer to listen through these: 

So, subscribe or follow there, and/or bookmark us on your favorite platform. Also, it would be great if you could post a review of the podcast on those services, or leave comments, if you can.

If you like visiting Disney fan websites, we're there, too! Bookmark us at MiceChat or LaughingPlace and comment on the episodes there.

This is our YouTube Channel - subscribe to us there!

If those options still aren't enough, you can find us on the iHeart and Audacy apps, Spotify, and TuneIn if you like using those.

This is our Facebook Group, where you can discuss the podcast with other listeners. 

This is our official website, where you can find everything related to the show.

We have some clothing, mugs, and more with graphics that Disneyland fans will love.

You can e-mail the show at TheSweepSpot at gmail dot com

The Sweep Spot Podcast is an UNOFFICIAL Disneyland podcast, meaning it is in no way associated with or endorsed by The Walt Disney Company or any entity thereof.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The Sweep Spot Ep. #325 - From Disneyland Custodial to Disney Corporate with Tim East

Tim East recently retired as Executive Director, Risk Management at The Walt Disney Company, but he started in Disneyland Custodial Bussing in the fall of 1974, transferred after a couple of years to Sweeping, moved on to Safety in 1982 to supervise places like First Aid before moving on to Worker’s Comp. Along the way, he found his wife at a popcorn stand.


The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

There are many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot in addition to clicking below.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Sweep Spot Ep. #324 - Walt’s Disneyland Author Marcy Carriker Smothers

Marcy Carriker Smothers returns to talk about her latest book, Walt’s Disneyland. Her admiration for Walt Disney is clear in our discussion. Plus, we catch up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always.


The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

There are many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot in addition to clicking below.


Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The Sweep Spot Ep. #323 - Disneyland 1981

Our friend David Smith joins us as we discuss Disneyland as it was in 1981, 40 years ago! What was going on then? We talk about it. Plus, we catch up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always.


We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless and Cleaning The Kingdom: Night, Day, Past and Present.


The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

There are many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot in addition to clicking below.


Friday, November 12, 2021

The Sweep Spot Ep. #322 - Disneyland Memories with Imagineer Tim Delaney

We welcome back designer and former Imagineer
Tim Delaney to discuss Disneyland memories, going all the way back to the 1950s! Tim talks about the design aspects of Disneyland as well as some other Disney parks. Plus, we catch up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always.


We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless and Cleaning The Kingdom: Night, Day, Past and Present.


The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com


There are many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot
 in addition to clicking below.


You can listen to Tim's prior appearances on our podcast here and here.

Friday, October 29, 2021

The Sweep Spot #321 - Disneyland’s Critter Country

Lynn and Ken discuss Critter Country at Disneyland, a unique area for Disney Parks. Plus, we catch up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always.


We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless and Cleaning The Kingdom: Night, Day, Past and Present.


The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order SIGNED copies of our books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com


There are 
many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot
 in addition to clicking below.

The logo above, in the corner, needed a revision, as we mentioned on the show. Here are the revised versions:




Monday, October 18, 2021

The Sweep Spot #320 - Longtime Disneyland Bussing Foreman Michael Barry


We welcome Michael Barry, who recently retired after a Disneyland career that started in 1970! We chat with him about keeping Disneyland restaurants clean, and the adventures he had along the way. Plus, we catch up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always.

We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless and Cleaning The Kingdom: Night, Day, Past and Present.


The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com


There are many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot in addition to clicking below.