Reviews For CoasterRadio.com: The Original Theme Park Podcast

Some of the segments they do are pretty cringe and require a lot of suspension of disbelief, but they are pretty good when they just deliver the news straight
Can’t deal with you clowns anymore. Unsubscribing.
This used to always be a fun listen, but it has increasingly become more cynical and negative (and I started listening in the middle of the pandemic, so you’d expect it to become more positive with time). I know that there was a recent family tragedy that must weigh heavily on the hosts’ minds and perhaps this is the factor that has caused the show to veer toward cynicism, but it has become a drag. A podcast about theme parks should be pure escapism.
I just started listening at the beginning of the year and I am hooked! Mike and EB are awesome! I love all the content you guys have! I have just started going back and listening to old episodes. Keep up the awesome work!
Coaster radio is the original theme park podcast! The guys put on a great well run show and are a Consistent presence week after week. A true show for the casual and fanatic theme park audience
Usually I try to be jokey in my reviews of podcasts, but this is just awesome. The hosts are charismatic, and they cover really neat stuff. Even though I’m new to the thrill-seeker fandom, I can tell I’ll be listening to this for a while.
Seriously my favorite podcast of all time. Mike and EB are endlessly entertaining, and every episode is both informative and hilarious. Enthusiast or not, once you start listening you won’t want to stop.
This podcast is amazing. Two guys sitting around talking roller coasters, theme parks, and life. The last year was rough, but Mike and E.B. Did their best to provide the best content available. The community they have created is amazing, and the live look in recordings and chat room is always inviting.
I tend to go through phases with my podcast listening — some months its the big political shows, some it’s the NBA or MLB, some it’s comedy or interviews or whathaveyou. I’ll listen for a while, get sick of the repetition, and move on — returning every so often, in a cycle. Coaster Radio is not one of those podcasts for me. You may not think it’s possible to do a weekly theme park and roller coaster podcast, and to an extent, you’re right — it’s not. Mike and EB, however, make their show about so much more than that niche might indicate. It’s every bit as much about travel, friendship, getting older, and meeting new people as it is about the new Intamin or what might get RMC’d next. It’s about how important it is to just have fun for the sake of having fun, from dumb characters to fireworks to on-air whisky tastings, and so on. They are knowledgeable about their subject matter, yes. Mike is a genuine Disney Parks expert (although he is a realist, and not as saccharine and grating as many in the Disney Podcast world), and though this is decidedly not a Disney Podcast, his takes on the current Disney happenings are among the best you’ll hear. He’s also a professional, and is largely responsible for the high quality product you’ll hear week-to-week. EB is a happy-go-lucky counterpart, always chiming in with a perfectly timed joke, a blazing hot take, or some excellent roller coaster knowledge. His genuine love not just for major roller coasters and theme parks, but also the smaller spots with eclectic history comes through each episode. He’s the perfect yin to Mike’s yang, adding some zaniness to Mike’s otherwise polished structure. And then, of course, there’s the community. As much a part of the show as the hosts, the Coaster Radio community is without parallel. Recurring regulars, live trip reports, interactive topics, game shows, meet ups — all of these things take what can sometimes be a solitary experience of podcast listening and extent it out to become something like a family. This show has the juice. If you’re at all interested in theme parks and thrill rides, don’t hesitate to hop on this bandwagon. You’ll be kicking yourself that you didn’t do so sooner.
This show wouldn’t be half as good as it is without mike and eb
I love this podcast when I come home for the day I just start a podcast and it calms me down so much. I love what they talk about and how they talk about it. They are so funny
This is a really good podcast if you love theme parks. I never new they they had a podcast like this until a month ago. I love rollercoasters and theme parks. So this was a perfect thing for me. I highly recommend this and you should listen. Good job Mike and E.B.
I’ve been listening to this podcast for 9 years. It has gone from a good, simple, and entertaining show to a world class podcast with exceptional content including interviews from top minds in the industry! All this while still maintaining their down - to - earth charm. Great interaction and pacing. For those of us who listen while driving, please note that this podcast gives good attention to balancing sound levels. You won’t have to play with the volume control when they interview guests or even when they’re just creating entertaining banter among themselves. I look forward to the show especially when driving long distances. I would skip and save up weeks and weeks to binge. I’m 66 yrs old and have been enjoying coasters and rides since I was 8. (Maybe their oldest listener?) My kids and grandkids also enjoy listening when they’re riding with me, (They always keep it kid friendly) and I’ve passed on my love of coasters to both generations. Gary M Polkow
The original and best theme park podcast. Entertaining and informative
Listened to this show for years and really enjoyed it. Lately it seems that politics have been sneaking into the show and the hosts have been talking about themselves way too much. Not the reliable escapism it used to be.

5/5

By Rad_Ski
Been listening for about a year and a half now and can’t get enough! Such a great podcast about the theme park industry. Lots of great interviews and I’m really hoping I can make it to the meetup this summer! Keep up the good work fellas.
Fun hosts. Good topics. Great to listen to.
I listen while running and often have to stop because I’m laughing so hard. Great guys who produce a great show. Thanks gentlemen!

5/5

I think the emoji says enough. The podcast is great. Mike and E.B. actually know what they’re talking about and can keep it interesting.
This show is AMAZING! There is nothing bad about this podcast! I hope you never stop making these podcasts! I am 10 years old, and I love roller coasters! I don’t get to travel much, and this podcast takes me to every single park in the US. I live thirty minutes from Kings Island, and the more you talk about KI the more I love this podcast. Keep it coming Mike and E.B.!!!!!!! (P. S. If you need any thing related to KI I gladly help!)
I want to listen to every episode, but there’s way too much forced humor and fake laughter. The sidekick is especially annoying, always trying so hard to be funny. This could be such a great theme park podcast, but it is marred by bad stand up comedy.
This show is run by a fantastic community who care about the listeners. They truly speak to theme park fans across the globe.
It was better than cats. I’d listen again and again!
This podcast is super great to listen to, whether you're just sitting around, at the gym, at the library, at work, or on a long car drive, this podcast really does have it all! It was recommended to me by a friend over the summer and I haven't stopped listening to it since. It's very easy to access, especially on Alexa, and thoroughly entertaining if you enjoy the amusement industry. Keep it up, Mike and E.B.! EDIT: I got a job as a delivery driver, and I listen to this all the time on my runs. So informative, and I want to add this as well: I used to be a closet Coaster Enthusiast, and these guys really kind of helped me realize that there was an entire community built around the themed entertainment industry, and I can't be more thankful for that, as it really helped me to become myself and find more resources for my hobby. Mike and EB, thank you so so so much. Keep it up! -GuyMcGuy4
Mike and EB continue to keep it fresh week after week. As a listener since Season 1, it's been so amazing to see the podcast grow and become what it is today. I definitely recommend this podcast to anyone interest in theme parks; whether it be someone who casually visits a theme park once a year, or a coaster enthusiast.
Love all the info. Hate how they refer to enthusiasts as “coaster boys” all the time. Not all enthusiasts are “boys” or men. It doesn’t feel inclusive. I do enjoy the program other than that.
A great podcast for anyone who has visited 1 or 100 parks.
You’ve made my morning commute much more entertaining, cheers
Love all the insights and news that these guys bring to the theme and amusement park industry...keep up the good work and keep the great podcasts coming!
Can a rollercoaster podcast be not-miss year round in an industry that isn't year-round in most parts of the country? I'd say "yes" but instead I'd challenge you to subscribe and find our why "yes" is a no-brainer. Mike and EB present a fun, interactive, intelligent yet subtly-subversive take on the industry that will draw you in without hooking you up to a Scientology-like-machine. (Unless that's your thing Mr. Cruise or Mr. Travolta. But not Mr. Patrick-Harris - which will make sense when you listen.) But seriously - give it a listen. Then a second listen. Then a third. And I challenge you not to go all the way back 13 seasons to learn why it has endured and shows no signs of slowing down.
Newer listener, about one year, and I am hooked. Mike and EB have great chemistry together. They compliment each other without trying to over shine one another. Makes you wish you could jump in and be part of their conversation. Topics, quick hits, first drops, talking points are all true to the purpose of the podcast. Awesome content every week, look forward to every new episode. Great job guys!
Haha, I’m not sure how i started listening to this podcast but here I am, still listening faithfully to every episode three years later. The hosts, Mike and E.B. (Or is it Ebee?) personify the great American personality of the public broadcasting employee who insists on declaring himself “uncool” to make himself seem cool while attempting to glorify the most uncool and meaningless subjects about which one can discuss. The sincerity that Mike and E.B. perform their weekly pas de deux (coupled with their outstanding production value) seemingly seduced me into looking forward to listening to their pulp journalism and editorials regarding the amusement industry every week. I recommend the show to anyone with a heart and a willingness to spend an hour listening to a podcast at the end of which invariably leaves him or her wondering “what was that to which I just listened?” Keep up the great work guys. I love the show.
Love you guys! In a coaster world where men are the majority, I appreciate the fact that you don’t make your podcast a “guy’s” podcast. I love listening to you guys every week. It’s my way of keeping the excitement alive when I can’t get to the parks or on the off season. Keep up the good work!
Mike and EB are the best covering the entire industry and have an amazing relationship with their strong fan base. If you like to keep up with theme parks give it a listen now!
CoasterRadio is simply the best podcast for theme park news. Mike and EB are very entertaining. I LOL at least a few times per episode. Keep up the great work 👍🏼
Really keeps me going during the off-season and makes me really excited to get back to the parks. A must listen for both podcast and theme park junkies
I’ve been listening for 3 years during a so far 4 year coaster addiction, and I’ve enjoyed the 95% of the show that covers coasters. I hope you guys have a KI meetup sometime, and I’ll make the 3 hour drive to meet you two. Keep up the great work, gents! P.S. The 5% isn’t what I don’t enjoy, but the Trump comments. Omg, please keep that up. I feel like you two are my people if I’m guessing right
Mike and EB know what they're doing. They could talk about the phone book and I'd still listen. Great, informative interviews, hilarious banter. They've been doing this long enough to get great guests on the show. Keep up the good work!
Since I started listening to this podcast, I went from 1 to 0 girlfriends. That’s the wrong way the number’s supposed to go. I totally blame Mike and EB for this fault. Their gift guide does not have good anniversary presents.
I was introduced to this podcast by Dan the T-Shirt Guy and some other friends. I love love love this podcast. I only really have time to listen to this podcast on long car trips but it is one of the only things that’s keeps me going when I’m starting to get tired. Other drivers must think I’m crazy though because I’m laughing to myself, and not like a quick chuckle but really hard. I love Coaster Radio because it keeps me updated on theme park news, and not just Disney but regional parks too, and because it is so funny. I’ve listened with my parents before and they actually become interested in the theme park industry. It makes me believe that anyone can listen to this podcast and you’ll become a theme park enthusiast too. Thanks Mike and EB for the laughs in the car and making the drive easier. I hope to make it out to a meetup!
This is a pretty good podcast, they cover some interesting topics, but my problem is that they’re so pretentious and self-promoting. They start off with an over-the-top and annoying intro followed by about 5 minutes of talking about themselves in every single episode. Another problem is that it can be kind of boring. Because they release an episode every week, and there is no comedy, (which I respect) sometimes it feels kind of washed out.
One of the best produced podcasts out there. Mike and e.b. are great. this podcast has a great community around it as well.
Mike and EB present a fun podcast about all things going on in the amusement industry. I look forward to every episode!
This show is simply amazing! I am a huge fan of theme parks and especially Roller Coasters and I really love listening to this show. I look forward to it every week and in between new episodes I listen to the older ones. Thank you Mike and EB for all the work you put into this show!
Been listening since 2013 it’s funny and informative. I love that they get people from the parks and have us the listeners be apart of the show!
Then a weekly listener since 2014. It’s the only podcast I have to listen to as soon as it comes out. Not only are these guys the original theme park podcast, they are the best theme park podcast.
Always fun to listen to, and it’s a great community re aren’t annoying ads every 10 minutes like on some podcasts, the only “ads” that they do are for themselves and are normally at the end. If you like theme parks or roller coasters at all, definitely try it out, it will make you an enthusiast like me. :)
My favorite themepark podcast by far. Great all round coverage.