Reviews For CoasterRadio.com: The Original Theme Park Podcast

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
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.!
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.
As an avid roller coaster enthusiast and amusement park junky this is a can't miss podcast. The content is always fresh and relevant, and done in a lighthearted way that makes it easy to listen to in the car, at work, etc. Hearing coaster radio's perspectives make me feel a little less like a roller coaster nerd knowing there are "normal" people who share my passion for this subject. Even old episodes are entertaining to check out after attractions have opened to see how things have shaken out after through the rumor mill and into a real life implementation of the ride. It is probably my most anticipated podcast out there currently.
I felt it was about time I left a review. If you are a casual serious or do your research coaster boy, this show is for you. Mike and EB are two of the most entertaining people on this planet and will give you an hour of laughter. For all of those on the fence about listening, I highly recommend you do and I personally believe that this podcast has got something for everyone!
This is a long running podcast geared toward the amusement industry as a whole, not just Orlando and Southern California. The Park Hopper segments are geared toward promoting smaller, non-corporate parks with their own unique charm. The podcast has evolved over the last 13 years, and all podcasts from episode #1-2005 are available. It will take months to binge through the entire catalog if you want to catch up!
This is my favorite theme park podcast. I love Mike and EB's spin on all the latest news in the theme park industry. This show is a hybrid of a new cast and a campy variety show.
One word. Fabulous, just fabulous. I love the use of characters to keep the podcast fresh. When your tired and want to relax, just sit down and enjoy the Coaster Radio ride.
Mike and EB consistently provide fun content about different theme parks around the country. It’s a nice alternative to all the Disney podcast out there.
Coaster Radio goes back to the earliest days of my podcast listing and it’s only gotten better with every passing year. My love of amusement parks brought me to the show, but Mike and EB’s banter has kept me listing for 12 years.
The show is very funny and informative for both coaster fans and non coaster fans.

5/5

By Bgiese
Well produced and very entertaining. Great amusement park podcast. Lots of theme park news, tips and reviews.

5/5

By PP1.2
I'm new at listening to podcasts and this one is my favorite. Thank you to the two of you for getting me through the long drives, keeping me entertained and thoroughly informed.
The original and also still the best theme park podcast! Too bad I missed the early years of this great show!
Two people who enjoy their fandom, uncover parks you might not know but will love, and make us have fun listening. Funny characters, silly games, but also actual information and serious discussions on everything from Disney on out. I look forward to this one each week.
As an in denial coaster boy, I love Mike and EB's podcasts about theme parks and roller coasters. It's the perfect mix of news, comedy, and listener segments. There are also character segments and off topic segments. This is still the best theme park and roller coaster podcast.
Love this show, have been listening for several years. I especially enjoy the interaction of the hosts. The podcast is the best place to hear about theme park news across the country not just a few parks in tourist locations. Great show, keep up the good work.
Coasterradio is not only the best podcast in the amusement park industry, it's the best podcast I've listened to period. It's so fun and light-hearted but informative at the same time. If you have even the slightest interest in the amusement industry you should give this podcast a try. It's my Friday morning tradition to start my weekend with Mike and EB.
I've been listening to these mofos for a long time. I keep listening every week.
I look forward to this podcast every week! Been listening for years!
Covers everything in the world of roller coasters and theme parks. So glad it's not only about Disney. I've listened every week for the past year. Funny, to the point, and great for all audiences.
Roller Coasters? ✔️ Jokes? ✔️ Fun? ✔️ General Theme Park-ness? ✔️ This is the Podcast for you! If your crazy theme park fan this shows got a lot of great theme park gossip and chit chat. I love the all the funny segments, they really make me laugh out loud. I've converted my fiancé into a theme park fan too via this podcast! It's great and it's not just for theme park fans. If you like podcasts and are going to a new to you theme parks you should try searching old episodes. They can be really helpful for insider tip about the parks. Give it a listen, you'll be hooked!
Hands Down My Fav Podcast! Love it guys!
Just listened to the latest episode and was excited to hear my live trip report was selected. I love listening to CoasterRadio. The show is fun to listen to and the guys are great. Thanks Mike and EB for having me on. Hope I can call in again with another trip report soon.
This show has been going strong for years and it keeps getting better. Mike and EB always find new and inventive ways to include the audience and their characters are lots of fun. The theme park information is top notch and their interviews are always interesting. Love this show!!

5/5

By Rel723
The podcast is awesome for amusement park fans
Mike & EB take pride in being one of the most interactive, listener-supported podcasts out there, and they're absolutely correct in making that claim. I started listening to CoasterRadio a couple of years ago, never dreaming that it would lead to meeting tons of new friends at park meetups and online. Each week I look forward to watching the show being recorded on a live look-in, participating in listener feedback questions or contests, or just hanging out with people I've met through the show. The casual, laid back vibe of this show keeps me coming back week after week. Highly recommended.
In a perfect world this would be a paid podcast, but what a wonderful world it is that it is free. If you like coasters or Disney or amusement parks or just laughing this is the best pod cast out there . Made by a couple of tv producers( a whole group in the early podcasts) they know how to make a good high quality pod cast that always sounds great. And is just the most fun you will ever have listening to a pod cast!
Most theme park podcasts either imbue themselves with news (Season Pass), a sense of a panel show (Parkscope in particular), or a history show (Wedway Radio), and just plain fun, like the also highly-recommended Orlando United Radio. Well somebody recommended CR to be alike, and the recommendation couldn't be more dead on. While OUR flirts with skits and only talks about the Orlando parks, Coaster Radio scans the entire spectrum of theme parks (mostly North America) and rarely excludes. This definitely seems to be the first and definitive theme park podcast, and takes the "radio" name to heart. Not only is the show polished by two obviously well-worn industry vets, Mike and the always-eager E.B., but it features Neil Patrick Harris as the show's announcer, they occasionally have ad breaks and like many crazy morning radio shows, you will be imbued with some surprisingly hysterical characters that infect the show with a surreal "1990s Conan O'Brien/Howard Stern" charm. Some are based on pop culture characters (Hagrid, E.B.'s impression of which will have you on the floor), some of which are characters of their own, such as Coasterboy, who despite sounding like Homestar Runner in a theme park, is a wonderful nudge at their audience. The message as always is to not take things too seriously, and CR never does. The show is mostly news-based for the bulk of episodes but there are some fun game show pieces and interviews here and there. It's also quite old (10 years) and has an acquired fanbase (I just started listening a month ago and I've barely scratched the surface), however it doesn't seem that Mike and E.B. have succumbed to the recent affliction that talk show hosts have been suffering lately, and are totally gun ho on a long future ahead. So feel free to start at anytime, you'll catch up quickly.
Very enjoyable podcast with heart and fan-appreciation for both the big guys and the small regional parks.