Pod Meets World

Pod Meets World

We're sending you to 1993 when TGIF reigned supreme and “Boy Meets World” first premiered. Danielle, Will and Rider are going back to school as they rewatch every episode of the iconic series, sharing memories, behind the scenes moments, and all the “Boy Meets World” stories a fan could ever want. Relive your first crush, first kiss, favorite moments and all the life lessons with Topanga, Eric, and Shawn.

Episodes

December 8, 2022 68 min

We finally got here! It's the Season 1 finale!! Although aired out of order, this episode finds Cory concerned he made Mr. Feeny disappear, yet in the end - we say goodbye to someone in a much darker way. Our three aging hosts tackle the geeky duck, vomit on My Giant and "LID / SICK BOY!," all while the changes of Season 2 loom in the distance. Get ready for a true transition as Cory makes peace with Mr. Feeny and leave...

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Finally! Jason Marsden is on Pod Meets World! He played ‘Jason Marsden” on BMW (talk about typecasting); until he mysteriously didn’t anymore. However, offscreen Jason and Will remained besties and this episode is all the proof you need! Stories, insider details, Hollywood hijinx and, most importantly, they talk about A Goofy Movie. He’s here and you should be too.

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December 1, 2022 61 min

While filming this important coming of age episode, cast & crew worried it would be the last BMW they ever made. And boy were they wrong. 

We watch the Cory & Topanga relationship develop, even if Danielle and Rider think one of the budding lovebirds isn’t a good actor yet.

Find out what the show creator said to Will during the famous laundry basketball scene, how this episode would affect the entire series moving forward a...

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November 28, 2022 61 min

BMW writer/producer from beginning to end, Jeff Menell, joins the group as they travel deep into the backstories of Boy Meets World! We’ll learn about how the writer’s room “broke” a story and how late they’d sometimes have to stay in the office to finish a script. Hear all about Jeff’s journey from childhood friend / movie critic to primetime TV creator and, most importantly, the lone writing credit on “And Then There Was Shawn,” ...

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It’s time to recap a memorable episode involving mini-golf, Shakespeare and a very shady melon! Coming off a rather disappointing BMW, it’s a welcome change for Danielle, Rider and Will to gush over, and remember insider details from, an episode they love. Also, did Will really eat 17 cheeseburgers?
Take the stage - it’s time for a very theatrical Pod Meets World!

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November 17, 2022 47 min

As we steadily continue our slow climb to the end of Season 1, we encounter an episode that has…some issues. While the plot revolves around a necklace Alan gives Cory for his birthday, why does no one else acknowledge the special day? Did Feeny ALSO teach them in 4th grade? And was this episode just one big setup to recreate a shot from The Graduate? All this, and what the hosts think of the hooting and hollering during their swims...

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November 14, 2022 58 min

When you collect enough tickets from playing skeeball at Chuck E. Cheese you can pick any prize you want…and today we got the return of Jack Hunter!
Matthew explains the nerves he had entering an already established and close-knit cast. But how did it affect Will and Rider’s dynamic?
And, OMG…juicy details alert! Danielle and Matthew discuss the secret/not-so secret relationship they had during production!
This episode is the reunion ...

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Feeny the babysitter, Eric’s driving test and Cory’s R-rated movie….oh my!

It’s an episode running on all cylinders that Rider remembers absolutely everything about and Danielle forgot she wasn’t even in!! All that plus a fan’s letter receives a surprising response and Danielle takes the podcast in a totally morbid direction.

Better warn the babysitter…we’re pulling an all-nighter!

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November 7, 2022 59 min

The gang reunites with BMW writer and producer Jeff Sherman, a man who has the stories BEHIND the stories!  How did the name Topanga REALLY come to be? Is it a BACKyard or a SIDEyard? And what was it like being shown around Disney by…Walt Disney?!
Jeff helped build Boy Meets World from the ground up, through the good and the bad, so get ready for a one of a kind tour through the early days of the sitcom we all love.

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November 3, 2022 64 min

Let’s get Emo with this week’s recap! Not only is it the most dramatic episode of BMW yet, it was filmed just mere days after the massive Northridge earthquake. In fact, the cast could feel the aftershocks all the way to the table-read. But as they say, ‘the show must go on’ - and it definitely did for Rider. Learn exclusive behind the scenes stories for what most fans think is Rider’s most memorable episode, and why he says it was...

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October 31, 2022 54 min

Danielle, Will and Rider welcome DeJuan Guy, another Death Chair alum, to the podcast. In addition to playing Ellis on the first season of BMW, DeJuan appeared in all the biggest shows of the 90's and is best known as Jake in the original Candyman movie.

What were some of the gang’s biggest auditions - and what are some roles they ALMOST got? AND find out who left George Lucas’ office in tears after a meeting.  All that plus so...

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After getting THOUSANDS of new questions, the crew sits down to once again give As to your Qs.

Find out about Danielle’s new movie and which co-star she thinks is better looking than Leonardo DiCaprio. How much did Will improvise on set? What happened to Danielle’s childhood stalker? Was there working plumbing on set? AND - is it true there was almost a Boy Meets World horror reboot in 2021? Find out these As and more - including a...

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October 24, 2022 49 min

Cory and Shawn bet on racehorses for a school project, but quickly learn there are things in life that are not worth risking.

Babysitting, a botched Valentine’s Day, a horse named ‘Tuna Melt,’ the story of Will’s first ever written line and…a scandal involving the famous leather jacket?!

Plus, the gang reveals their secret love for Richard Marx. Go ahead and enjoy…we’ll be “right here waiting for you.”

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October 19, 2022 79 min

After combing the globe and searching far and wide, we’re thrilled to bring you an episode about our favorite BMW-ers: the hard-working background actors. And to get in the spirit, Danielle, Will and Rider each took a 23andMe DNA test to discuss what they learned about THEIR background right here on the pod!


And yes - today’s guests include actual Boy Meets World background actors. From sitting at Chubbie’s to hanging in Feeny’s cl...

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October 17, 2022 49 min

One of the most eclectic human beings to ever work on Boy Meets World, Kris Kyer, joins the gang to talk about his unbelievable past in entertainment. As the Boy Meets World Season 1 acting coach, he had a front row seat to witness the young stars get comfortable (or uncomfortable) as the characters you would grow to love for 6 more seasons.

Did we mention he is the youngest Ringling Bros. ringmaster ever AND the owner of a seasona...

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October 10, 2022 57 min

It’s time for some Mall Madness as Eric wears a belt for the first time, Jason Marsden debuts and a giant lobster bobs in a pool of butter! All while Kathy Ireland goes from hanging on Will’s wall to being his trusted co-star, reminding him to always watch what he asks for.

All that and sweater vests, temporary tattoos and kiosks at the mall! This episode is a straight up Nerd-O-Rama.

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The episode may be about being second string, but this recap is starter material all the way!

The crew goes all ‘Murder She Wrote’ and pieces together another discrepancy between filming and airing, figuring out that this episode is probably much closer to the pilot than you’d think.

Rider remembers a push-up problem, Will has chicken issues and Danielle remembers the time her little brother ruined a trip to Disneyland.

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October 3, 2022 62 min

It’s a TGIF reunion! The Pod Meets World crew is joined by Step by Step’s Christine Lakin (aka Alicia “Al” Lambert) to reminisce about being the new kids on the Friday night block.

They share experiences of what it was like returning to school as a TV star, teen heartthrob paintball wars, secret set tricks and kissing a co-star! (ooooh!)

Plus Christine, a BMW guest star herself, recalls a story that scarred her for years, while Wil...

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Grab an origami Camellia flower and a giant bone cause it’s Pod Meets World time!!
Crushes, misunderstandings and missed opportunities abound!

The crew sprints down memory lane as Will remembers receiving the biggest compliment of his acting career and Danielle has a visceral memory of what Will’s hand smelled like?! (eew!)

Plus more love for the hilarious Lee Norris and Topanga’s new curly hair!

It’s an episode that even your siste...

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September 26, 2022 62 min

Marla Sokoloff is best known for her successful career on TV shows like Full House, Friends and The Practice, but before all that - she was “Paige” (and almost Topanga) on Boy Meets World. 

The delightful actress stops by to talk to the gang about her prolific TGIF legacy, life at the Oakwoods and her memories of the infamous Topanga switch.

And they also dig deep into the psyche of the child actor, and the pressure that comes with...

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