Back on October 22, 2015, I wrote: "At this point I think I’m only continuing to listen because I followed it for so long and it was once the best Disney podcast and, well, sentimentality and longing for what used to be still rule. If the current episodes had been my introduction to the podcast I would have dropped my subscription after two or three episodes. I am hanging on only in hope that the podcast might return to the level of excellence it once had. The newscasts and segments by and featuring Ricky and which are of high audio quality are great and I love to listen to them, but the “live interviews” which are now the bulk of most shows have HORRIBLE audio quality and often lack interesting content. I find myself fast-forwarding through 95% of most shows these days. I really don’t care about the life stories of old farts (interviewees) just because they were remotely connected with Disney or some obscure Marvel comic sometime in the last 50 years. I miss the current segments about the current magic, complete with excellent audio quality and appropriate background music that were standard when ITM was in its heyday. Ricki, I appreciate everything you’ve done over the years, and your show was once the best out there. But I do also respect that all good things must come to an end; life gets busy and sometimes we must move on. Frankly, I think maybe it’s time for you to move on and end this podcast before it deteriorates any further. I will miss you just like I miss one of my other favorite podcasts (All About The Mouse) - but that one went out while it was still on top and perhaps ITM would have been better to do so as well.”
Well here it is several months later and only one episode - Nov. 18 - and nowhere near the quality of the weekly shows at that. Not even a mention of the Halloween season - which usually used to be among Ricky’s best work of the year. Alas, it is with a heavy heart that I have concluded it’s no longer worth my time to attempt to follow this ever-decreasing-in-frequency-and-quality production. It was a great run while it lasted, but like I implied before, this podcast should just have gone out while it was still on top. What a shame. I, too, am unsubscribing from both this and the NEVER-updated Outside the Magic - as of today. For listeners of this show who pine for something of comparable quality to what Inside the Magic used to be (just in case there is anyone out there who is not already aware of what has always been the KING of the Disney podcasts), I would recommend the WDW Radio Show with Lou Mongello.