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.


December 8, 2023 47 mins

We’re continuing to chase Topanga around Epcot with the thrilling conclusion of our Disney World episode recap!

The gang dives deeper than a dolphin tank into more memories, including some after hours Tower of Terror drops and what happens to the human brain after riding Splash Mountain 10 times in a row at 4 in the morning.Plus, we find out the origin of one of the most iconic Topanga...

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The time has come for a quintessential moment in Boy Meets World history - the trip to Disney World. And now two of the episode’s stars (and another actor who is still bitter he wasn’t invited), break down all the BTS stories and analysis from 1995 Orlando.

Cory and Shawn chase Topanga to Florida for an episode guest starring Danielle’s real life best friend and the world’s sexiest Dolphin Trainer. It might be a fan favorite, ...

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Mr. Turner is on the cusp of petitioning for legal guardianship of Shawn, which seems like a good idea (and maybe a bit overdue?). While Eric is tutoring a fellow student at John Adams High, which seems like a terrible idea. 

Chet makes a triumphant return to BMW, but our hosts wonder if his ulterior motives are obvious. And sadly, every episode gets us one step closer to the dreaded moment of “the accident,” even if our hosts hav...

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November 27, 2023 56 mins

You can’t talk about Boy Meets World without mentioning the friendships, the life lessons, and of course… the hair. Hair Stylists to the stars, Laurie Heaps worked on set for Boy Meets World starting with Season 3, and STILL cuts Rider, Danielle and Will’s hair to this day!

Laurie shares the story of Topanga’s famous hair transformation and what it was like manicuring the most famous middle parts of the ‘90s.

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Oh boy! Get ready for quite a recap as the gang tackles their first ever Boy Meets World time travel episode. It’s a fever dream of surreal insanity as Cory electrocutes himself back to the ‘50s and finally embraces the show’s Happy Days / Grease roots. 
Can Rider see past his perfect hair to embrace the chaos? Will the trio figure out exactly who is, and isn’t, part of this dimension’s Matthews family? And what’s up with T...

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November 20, 2023 52 mins

It was casually mentioned on the podcast that Rider has some past trauma associated with cruises, and now it’s finally time to find out why.
We hear the tale of the high seas when a 16-year-old Rider Strong took part in the “Sail with the Stars” cruise, with handfuls of other teen heartthrobs, but it wasn’t quite the enchanted voyage he had hoped for.
But on the other hand, a 14-year-old Danielle was ALSO onboard th...

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November 16, 2023 79 mins

A new leather jacket gang has entered the BMW universe, and this one might have their sights set on killing Mr. Feeny! But whatever it takes to get a Bill Daniels focused episode is fine with us. 

Danielle, Rider and Will analyze a cougar’s attack on Eric and wonder how many times the writers room watched Grease (or Grease 2). 

Plus, which of the hosts would you bet has NEVER TP'd a house before?? 

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November 13, 2023 74 mins

We love Mr. Feeny, but now it’s time for Mr. Jones! Rider helped Will and Danielle become Counting Crows superfans back in the day, and now lead singer Adam Duritz, an important musician even in Shawn Hunter’s life, hangs out with the gang 30 years later. 
Adam shares unbelievable stories from his life as a rock star, from writing his first song to partying & eating ribs with Rider and Danielle to what REALLY happened d...

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The gang navigates through some plot holes and missed opportunities as season 3 progresses, and Shawn’s continued role as the true A story of the show takes center stage.

We meet more of Shawn’s family, who may or may not live in a swingers trailer park, and Eric wants to trash into gold.

All this - and Rider reveals the truth about the Shawn leather jacket 2.0, with proof that you don’t choose the jacket…the jacket chooses you!


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November 6, 2023 61 mins

Consider this an official subpoena to join Danielle, Will and Rider in the court of Pod Meets World, with representation from Attorney (and Will’s dad) Gary Friedle!
The Parent Series concludes with the Captain’s real reaction to Will breaking away from the family business and his on-the-record memories of calling Will’s agent in fear Eric was being written off the show.
But Danielle and Rider are ready for a fierce...

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November 2, 2023 53 mins

The gang is excited about this episode because it’s time to really dig into the "World" from Boy Meets World, with a focus on Eric and his dreams of being a Weatherman! 

Mr. Tuner gives Shawn the ick after an awkward meet cute, Rusty appears to be done with finals (yet another actor seems busy with his this week) and there’s some very impressive “phacting,” all making this recap a must-hear.
Eric is turning 18, but everyth...

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Thanks to our “Half Drafts,” we’ve so far assembled teams of the best Boy Meets World characters and episodes, but now the fun continues with our most divisive category yet…’90s movies! 

Danielle and Rider have each won a draft, so the pressure is on for Will to take home a trophy. Will his strategy finally pay off? And will he ever understand the snake draft?

Plus, hear the story of what happened when Will and Rider met Quentin ...

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Leather jackets are an important talisman in the BMW universe, but this episode might reveal their true role: signs of “not boyfriend/girlfriend material.”
Rider takes us behind the scenes of a make out scene with an actor he’s known since he was 8 years old, and while the memories start to flow, he also fills us in on why his acting coach got banned from being on set!
Plus, Will experiences another instance of art ...

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October 23, 2023 76 mins

Shawn Hunter’s parental situation wasn’t ideal on Boy Meets World, but Rider’s reality was the exact opposite. The Parent Series continues, now with Lin and King Strong in the hot seat and sharing everything you want to know about the origin of a young angsty sitcom star!

The Strongs reveal the early movies that molded Rider and his brother Shiloh into creatives and what ‘90s summer blockbuster almost cast the Strongs to star oppo...

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Danielle finally reappears and expands her kissing experience with another actor…but things don’t quite go as planned.  

The gang holds nothing back when watching how Cory treats Topanga and are yearning for some Boris University merch.
A beloved character makes a return after a lengthy absence, and Danielle gets emotional while watching Eric and Feeny!
Plus, are “Prom fashion shows” a thing?? The questions keep co...

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October 16, 2023 56 mins

Class is in session! The gang is thrilled to catch up with a real life Mr. Feeny - their on-set teacher: Wesley Staples. A mentor for Danielle and Rider, Wesley visits to reminisce about his time helping the young cast become functioning adults and how vital an educator can be for a rising child star.

From terrible chemistry grades to “pet” cockroaches to how Wesley helped Danielle heal after her break-up with Lance Bass - this on...

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William Daniels is a consummate performer, and the most accomplished actor on the Boy Meets World set, but THIS episode marks the first time we see him *almost* break. Emphasis on ALMOST.
The gang bids farewell to Joey the Rat - but welcomes back Vader - who gets to flex some real acting muscle!
It’s the first episode after the Cory and Topanga break-up, but the script doesn’t seem to care. And who knew that Mr. Tur...

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October 9, 2023 63 mins

Danielle, Rider & Will have already tracked down some BMW-lifers for the podcast, getting the inside scoop from the select few crew members who worked on the show for all 7 seasons. But when it comes to the true tea, no one saw more than the Stage Manager. And Steve Hoefer was that - and more - for the show’s entire run.

In addition to directing one of the most surreal episodes of the series, he was the brave soul in charge of...

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This episode is a big example of art imitating life, when Rider sees some familiar details in Cory and Topanga’s break-up. AND…that’s not where the similarities end! Rider shares a behind the scenes story of TWO dates visiting him on set at the same time!

Will the gang finally be all-in for Cory and Topanga, thanks to the work of a somewhat jarring, but emotional, montage? And what’s the latest update regarding the awkward Richard...

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October 2, 2023 60 mins

We continue our celebration of getting halfway through Season 3 and (kinda sorta) approaching the halfway point for recaps, by participating in another fierce competitive draft! This time Danielle, Rider & Will are faced with choosing the best EPISODES they’ve seen so far.
Who will score the iconic Shawn episode “The Fugitive??” Will the Pilot episode even get picked?? And will Topanga be in ANY of them? 
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