Pod Meets World

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 Oct 21, 2022
Interesting podcast, but it's quickly being taken over by way too many ads for ridiculous things (like conspiracy theory podcasts) randomly inserted throughout the episode. And now the hosts are spending significant time shilling products.

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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.

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Blake Clark Meets World

One of the most recognizable faces on Boy Meets World might not immediately come to mind when thinking of the show, but on this week’s episode, the gang will remind you that guest Blake Clark, a.k.a. Chet Hunter, is absolutely a Hollywood legend.

Beyond appearing in a dozen or so Adam Sandler movies (Waterboy, anyone?), at one point in the ‘90s, Blake appeared on a new ABC sitcom every night of the week.

From his time in the military to breaking into the business as a stand-up amongst Robin Williams and David Spade, Blake’s hilarious stories about his time as Shawn’s problematic father (and haunting ghost) make this one unforgettable trip down memory lane.

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Mar 20, 2023
TGI - Episode 211 “The Beard”

Our hosts sit down to recap “The Beard,” an episode that follows Shawn’s madcap attempt at basically dating two women at once. And while they analyze the madness, Danielle wonders if it’s finally time to talk to a very important person in her life, even if that person doesn’t know that she is. And Rider recalls meeting a life-long friend while taping this episode, then buying a Blind Melon CD in Burbank before seeing Quiz Show.
Plus, Will, Rider and Danielle are going on the road to meet some fans! And you’re invited. Find out how you can meet the gang (especially if you know good places to eat in Richmond).

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Mar 16, 2023
TGI - Episode 210 “Sister Theresa”

The gang FINALLY finds out how Harley’s real name is Harvey, as TK is introduced to steal Cory’s heart in “Sister Theresa.” Listen in as Danielle, Rider & Will induct a new member into the Guest Star Hall of Fame.

Plus, Will reads from a 30-year-old journal and was the studio audience really filled with inmates??

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Mar 09, 2023
Didi DeStefano Meets World

There are a lot of important roles behind the scenes of a TV show, and one of the biggest is “Stage Manager.“ Especially when the Stage Manager goes above and beyond their textbook roles, like Didi DeStefano did on Boy Meets World. Learn how she used her jaded experience in the industry to protect the cast and find out even more about what happened off camera. AND wait until you hear what amazing items Didi still has from the set…and how a lobster may be the biggest star of them all. #SpotTheLobster

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Mar 06, 2023
TGI - Episode 209 “Fear Strikes Out”

A romantic and steamy episode makes for quite a hot podcast as the gang recaps episode 9 of Season 2, “Fear Strikes Out.” 

We find out Rider likes Knott’s Berry Farm much more than his wardrobe vest, and Danielle explains what “rizz” is to her Gen X co-hosts.  

And although they wonder why Cory is so scared to kiss someone he’s already kissed, they do figure out why this new coffee shop looks so familiar.

Break out the cherry chapstick because we’re taking the machine to your high school make out sessions!

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Mar 02, 2023
Mark Blutman Meets World

Writer / director Mark Blutman finally joins the podcast and it has all the feels of a family reunion!
Mark, who joined the staff in 1995, shares story after story of his BMW days, including a funny football storyline that never made it to script. Listen in as the gang weighs the pros and cons of looking back on your old work and Mark reveals if he regrets leaving the show early.
Hear more from a writer credited with a whopping FIVE episodes in Season 2 on this episode of Pod Meets World!

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Feb 27, 2023
TGI - Episode 208 “Band on the Run”

Rock n’ Roll is here to stay - even when you’re a middle-aged suburban supermarket manager and a pre-pubescent teen who’s never picked up an instrument. Listen in as the gang recaps an iconic episode of Boy Meets World that features real life rock stars, the debut of “Senior” Adam Scott and, most importantly, the relaxing sound of FOUR guitars jamming at once. The Tongues are back, baby!
Plus, find out what perks child actors got at Disneyland when they worked for Disney…

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Feb 23, 2023
Danny McNulty Meets World

We’ve heard a lot about Danny McNulty, a.k.a Harvey ‘Harley’ Keiner, over the past few weeks and we’ve all been excited to hear the story directly from his mouth. So this week - we’re honored to share just that. 
Danny joins Pod Meets World to fill in the gaps and share everything they never knew. What happened at that fateful table read and why why was he replaced on the show? How similar was Danny to his character and how is he doing now?

If there’s one thing that stands true about Boy Meets World, it’s that the cast will always be connected, and this emotional reunion proves just that. Buckle up for something very special.

If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, call the National Mental Health Hotline at 866-903-3787.

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Feb 20, 2023
TGI - Episode 207 “Wake Up Little Cory”

Everyone remembers their first…especially if it didn’t actually happen. This episode features some high school documentary filmmaking and the great misunderstanding of Cory and Topanga’s accidental sleepover. Find out what Danielle recalls happening (or not happening) heading into such an adult themed episode and the advice Michael Jacobs gave her that helped her acting for the rest of the series.
Plus, find out what Will does at bedtime - even if you don’t want to know!
Wake up! It’s time for class…

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Feb 16, 2023
Ethan Suplee Meets World

You demanded it - and here he is. Ethan Suplee, formerly known as Frankie Stecchino Jr., may look completely different, but he’s still the talented and passionate human that made his professional debut on Boy Meets World almost 30 years ago.
Ethan chats with the gang about the reason he acts, his friendship with Joey the Rat and some behind the scenes partying you’ll never see coming. 
Get ready for an episode that will not only leave you nostalgic, it will leave you inspired.

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Feb 13, 2023
TGI - Episode 206 “ Who's Afraid of Cory Wolf?”

It’s time to face one of the most divisive moments in BMW history: a metaphorical wacky romp where Cory becomes…a werewolf. Somewhere between a Halloween episode and a tale about puberty, this episode features Phyllis Diller, one actor’s true commitment to absurdity and the revival of Topanga. Hear all about the spooky full moon kiss, a Lily gag that now feels like a writer’s room inside joke and if the gang can mute their analytical minds to have a little old fashioned sitcom fun.

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Feb 09, 2023
Blake Sennett Meets World

Well, well, well…if it isn’t the return of Joey “The Rat” Epstein, a.k.a. Blake Sennett, a.k.a. Blake Soper. 

And despite being an on-screen tough guy, Blake IRL is a really good dude!

Danielle, Rider & Will discuss Blake’s time on BMW, a career well before his rise to musical stardom, and the personal struggles he had to overcome to be the man he is today.

And can he shine any light on “the hug heard around the world” or at least, explain the greatest line read in show history?

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Feb 06, 2023
TGI - Episode 205 “The Uninvited”

The gang has invited you to a NERD PARTY. This episode has classic quotes, solid lessons and impressive background acting! Plus, the first sighting of…Chubbie’s!!
And as if that wasn’t enough, Will reveals what his house currently smells like and did someone say “BMW the musical”?!
The invites are being handed out - are you in or out?

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Feb 02, 2023
Marguerite Moreau Meets World

After watching “Pairing Off” a few weeks ago, the gang wondered what the guest actress, Marguerite Moreau, thought about the episode’s somewhat confusing make out scene - so they decided to find out. The Mighty Ducks actress recalls her weeks on Boy Meets World and takes a stroll down the path of TV kisses and strange teenage tension.  

Marguerite also dishes on her first job, The Wonder Years, and why getting cast on your favorite show isn’t always a blessing. 

Plus, find out what nostalgic gifts Danielle, Rider and Will got each other for Christmas…
And the gang finally takes on the task of assigning TMNT characters.
Pay close attention - because at the end of the episode you will NOT be tested. Or will you?

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Jan 30, 2023
TGI - EP204 “Me and Mr. Joad”

The roller coaster that is Season 2 continues, with an unexpected low point thanks to the lessons of The Grapes of Wrath and basketball shorts over sweatpants. Can Danielle and Rider convince Will that his storyline of being “whipped” continues to drag or will he be able to show them the importance of union building and obscure old-timey references? 

And the gang finally takes on the task of assigning TMNT characters.

Pay close attention - because at the end of the episode you will NOT be tested. Or will you?

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Jan 26, 2023
Adam Scott Meets World

The world’s most surprising Boy Meets World guest star has entered the chat! Adam Scott might be a recent Emmy nominee, but he’ll always be Griff in our hearts. Adam clears the air on his abrupt entrance in, and exit from, the show and finally addresses an awkward on-set incident that has quietly haunted him for almost 30 years. And Danielle analyzes a message board post Adam saw in the early days of the Internet.


And as a bonus, Adam shares details on ‘Severance’ and how a nice guy like him can always play a jerk.


Season 2 is off to quite a start as another blockbuster guest brings their A game!!

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Jan 23, 2023
TGI - Episode 203 “Notorious”

Things are looking up for Season 2 as the hosts enjoy the witty pacing, elite jokes and prank filled flow of a Mr. Weeny debacle. Or maybe it’s just Blake’s line read that has them uncontrollably laughing. 
And the love keeps coming when Will admits to dating his on-screen love interest IRL for 6-7 months (!!!). Who could it be?
Plus a heartfelt tribute to a beloved Boy Meets World writer…

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Jan 19, 2023
Janette Kotichas Meets World

When an unfamiliar name popped up during Season 1’s rewatch as the writer of two iconic episodes, the gang knew they what they had to do. After some internet sleuthing and trepidation to participate, writer Janette Kotichas joins the show to fill in the blanks on why, despite two incredible scripts to her name, she did not return for Season 2 (and soon after, left the business). A writing staff of cliques, International telegrams and scripts being thrown across the room… It’s a behind-the-scenes of Boy Meets World like you’ve never heard before.

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Jan 16, 2023
TGI - Episode 202 (“Pairing Off”)

They knew the episode was coming, but that doesn’t make it any less awkward! It’s finally time to make our way into Alan and Amy’s bedroom for a little make out sesh, as Will gets hot & heavy with some never before heard details. And the Cory / Topanga storyline we all know and love sure seems far in distance as Cory has eyes for another student and is beginning to feel the effects of puberty.

Will the gang ease into the Season 2 changes, or will they continue to feel their way through the new surroundings in complete shock?

Get your cherry Chapstick ready, cause we’re going in!

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Jan 12, 2023
Anthony Tyler Quinn Meets World

The most anticipated guest has arrived in the form of Anthony Tyler Quinn, a.k.a. The Cool Teacher, Mr. Turner. The beloved actor reunites with his students to talk about which character he was first tapped to play, his special bond (and pranks) with Will and what he makes of his unceremonious and abrupt goodbye. 

You’ve asked for it, and here it is - the type of reunion this podcast was made to facilitate. Share some laughs, and tears, with this forever connected cast.

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Jan 09, 2023
TGI - Episode 201 "Back 2 School"

Starting a new school year usually involves a lot of nervous energy, and this podcast is no different. After a surprising, and emotional letter to the gang, Will, Rider and Danielle bob and weave through Season 2’s new characters, new stories, a brand new show opening and an overall sense of dizzying shock. It’s a new era and we’re not sure we’re ready at all. Jump back in for the good, the bad and the Mr. Turner. It’s time for high school.

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Jan 05, 2023
Bruh Meets World...Meets World (Season 1 Recap)

To put a pretty little bow on Season 1, Danielle, Rider & Will sit down with Ceej and TC, the hosts of the OTHER favorite BMW podcast, Bruh Meets World, to get a fans’ point of view on the podcast so far. What did they like? What didn’t they like? And what questions still linger beyond the finale?

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Dec 26, 2022
Lindsay Price Meets World

Will, Rider and Danielle talk to a card carrying member of the Boy Meets World guest star Hall of Fame: actress Lindsay Price (aka “Linda” from “Teacher’s Bet”). They reminisce about the weight of her role, what it’s like to cry on cue and who on set she may have had a crush on. Get ready - it’s time for a REAL child actor to join the show!

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Dec 19, 2022
Kathy Ireland Meets World

The gang was worried that supermodel, super entrepreneur & former Boy Meets World guest star Kathy Ireland wouldn’t remember them 30 years later - but WOW, were they wrong! The gang reminisces about her tape day and get filled in on her wildly inspirational journey in business. It’s a Winter Wonderland on this episode of Pod Meets World!

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Dec 15, 2022
A Surprise Meets World

The unthinkable has happened. Though Will and Rider think they’re playing BMW trivia, Danielle has pulled off the biggest Pod Meets World surprise yet.

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Dec 12, 2022
TGI - EPISODE 122 ("I Dream of Feeny")

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 leaves the innocence of humble beginnings (and bad theme songs) in the distance...

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Dec 08, 2022
Jason Marsden Meets World

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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Dec 05, 2022
TGI - Episode 121 (“Boy Meets Girl”)

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 and what it’s like watching yourself “flirt” as a preteen.

Can’t wait to listen? It’s a date! Or maybe just friends.

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Dec 01, 2022
Jeff Menell Meets World

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,” arguably the most iconic episode of the show.

And even though we end up right back at square 1 regarding Topanga’s name origin, this episode gives us all the inside scoop on how our favorite ‘90s sitcom came to be.

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Nov 28, 2022
TGI - Episode 120 (“The Play’s the Thing”) ​

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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Nov 21, 2022
TGI - Episode 119 (“Kid Gloves”)

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 swimsuit scene, on this Scuba Duba installment of Pod Meets World!

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Nov 17, 2022
Matthew Lawrence Meets World

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 we 100% knew we needed!

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Nov 14, 2022
TGI - Episode 118 “It’s a Wonderful Night”

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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Nov 10, 2022
Jeff Sherman Meets World

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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Nov 07, 2022
TGI - Episode 117 (“The Fugitive”)

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 a critical turning point for Shawn.

Plus, Will tells a story of talking to a film class at UCLA and how the students put him in check.

Climb through the window and hide under the bed, but don’t make any noise - It’s another episode of Pod Meets World!

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Nov 03, 2022
DeJuan Guy Meets World

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 much more in this nostalgia-filled stroll down 1990’s memory lane.

And best of all, you don’t need to use your AOL dial up connection to hear it.

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Oct 31, 2022
Q&A Meets World pt3: The Sequel’s Sequel

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 snippet from the recent live show in El Cajon - on this episode of PMW…

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Oct 27, 2022
TGI - Episode 116 (“Risky Business”)

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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Oct 24, 2022

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 class to wearing a PIZZA hat, find out what life was like behind the scenes from a brand new perspective.

It’s an episode of discovery like no other!

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Oct 19, 2022
Kris Kyer Meets World

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 seasonal Christmas store!? Also…Waldo????

Get ready for never-heard-before stories about Danielle, Will, Rider, Anton Yelchin and the BMW character he was closest to: Morgan.

This episode has the energy of rabid squirrel, so fire it up and don’t forget to take notes.

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Oct 17, 2022
TGI - Episode 115 (“Model Family”)

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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Oct 10, 2022
TGI - Episode 114 (“The B-Team of Life”)

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.

Plus, what line from this episode was so memorable that the cast repeated it behind the scenes for over 7 years!? You’ll need to think fast - even faster than Feeny’s AMC Gremlin!

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Oct 06, 2022
Christine Lakin Meets World

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 Will shares a little “undapants” TMI that will affect Danielle forever.

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Oct 03, 2022
TGI - Episode 113 (“She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not”)

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 sister Nebula Stop The (Vietnam) War Lawrence will love!!

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Sep 29, 2022
Marla Sokoloff Meets World

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 auditioning. 

There’s a whole lot of ‘90s in this week’s interview, so bust out the scrunchies and capri pants because we’re time traveling.

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Sep 26, 2022
TGI - Episode 112 (“Once in Love with Amy”)

Critic / writer Starlee Kine (NPR, “Search Party”) joins the cast to define the role of comfort TV in our lives, all while dissecting quite a scandalous episode. Amy might be cheating on Alan, but the true mystery lies in Feeny’s puzzling (and kinda dumb) math equation! You may want to have your Casio calculator watch handy…

There’s some great BTS secrets (which scene made the guys break?) and the group ponders the bleak future of the American sitcom.

Plus, find out what classic TV moments scarred each of them forever!

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Sep 22, 2022
Barbie Block and Sally Stiner Meet World

Barbie Block and Sally Stiner were the storied casting directors for Boy Meets World and now they’re revealing how the Matthews family, and so many more of their classic TV shows, came together! 

They’ll talk auditions, missed opportunities and even their side of the infamous replacement of Topanga.

Plus, there’s plenty of amazing tips for aspiring actors AND some incredible stories about some of Hollywood’s A-lister beginnings. We heard tidbits about Will Smith, Taylor Lautner, Reese Witherspoon, Adam Scott, Brittany Murphy, Leonardo DiCaprio and much, much more!

This episode goes behind the scenes…of what goes on behind the scenes! Let’s go deeper!!

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Sep 19, 2022
TGI - Episode 111 (“The Father/Son Game”)

Go ahead and separate the marshmallows out of your cereal because this episode is sweet! The gang is joined once again by Trina McGee to breakdown an episode written by a young Bill Lawrence, years before his success as the creator of Scrubs and Ted Lasso.

The father/son softball game becomes more of a father/son battle and Topanga takes on Cory in the great Pledge debate. This one is loaded with some hella cool BTS details you need to hear, including why rewatching it left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths (Hint: It’s not because of Minkus’ tainted hamburger). 

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Sep 15, 2022
Trina McGee Meets World

Trina McGee, aka the beloved Angela Moore, joins the gang for the highly requested reunion of unpacking that Pod Meets World is known for.

These 4 friends have been through a lot and are living proof that open communication is key.

Order up a couple of Double Chubbies with cheese because this episode is ready to heal.

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Sep 12, 2022
TGI - Episode 110 ("Santa's Little Helper")

In this episode Shawn's dad gets laid off at Christmas time, starting the oh-so-emo, and long lasting, narrative that Shawn is poor. Cory vows to get Shawn a present, but that act of kindness proves harder than it sounds.

It’s certainly a BMW moment we’ve remembered for decades…except for Rider who for some reason can’t remember this episode AT ALL.

Will overheard something on set that changed his acting strategy forever and we do some ‘90s trivia that the hosts may or may not know.

It’s fitting that this is a Christmas BMW episode because it's the gift that keeps on giving.

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Sep 08, 2022
Betsy Randle Meets World

America’s mom has arrived! We’re so excited to welcome Mrs. Amy Matthews herself, Betsy Randle, to Pod Meets World!

Betsy reflects on her TGIF time as a “cool mom” and reveals some of the BTS drama that had her begging for more to do. This emotional reunion reveals a lot of secrets…including which cast member Betsy had a real life crush on during filming!

Hold onto your fanny packs because this one will have you spinning! 

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Sep 05, 2022
TGI - Episode 109 (“Class Pre-Union”)

Get your jumpsuits and giant camcorders ready because this one is ready for action! The backstory of Topanga’s hair evolution is revealed, Jim Abbot guest stars without knowing and the gang marvels at how ahead of the times Mr. Feeny’s life lessons truly were.

It’s a BTS recap of epic proportions as Pod Meets World watches the 29-year old Boy Meets World episode where they predict their future in 20 years. Does that make sense???

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Sep 01, 2022
Lance Bass Meets World

There’s nothing like young love - especially when one of you is a TV icon, and the other is in the biggest boy band of the ‘90s. 

We're welcoming Danielle’s ex-bf, NSYNC’s Lance Bass, to relive their relationship and a very “special” Prom night. You read that right, they went to Prom together with matching teased hair. They dated for a year and she thought it was ‘gonna be her’ until (spoiler alert) he said Bye Bye Bye via telephone (mostly likely a flip phone). 

And now - they’re still close friends - and (EXCLUSIVE!) turning that Prom into a movie. Put on a tux and boutonnière, because you don’t want to miss this reunion!

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Aug 29, 2022
Q&A Meets World Part 2

The PMW Q&A continues as the questions get juicier than a 6-pack of Squeezits!

Why do so many people claim to have coined Topanga’s name? Were there any injuries during filming? Why the hell were The Monkees always on the show? Did the cast have bed times? And Danielle reveals her Boy Meets World crush and the person never knew...until now!

This Q&A is tough, get a helmet!

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Aug 25, 2022
Q&A Meets World Part 1

Getting to truly know a person can often feel like trying to open a jar…when that jar is a can. That’s why we’ve got the first Q & A Meets World episode! So many questions have been emailed to the show and there is so much you want NEED to know, that we've recorded enough for TWO episodes!

 Did they take/steal anything from the set?  What was it like being young and famous? Were the fans crazy? Did Danielle REALLY date her first celebrity crush? And why does a criminal currently have Shawn's leather jacket? And find out what secret message Danielle received in her lunches!

Q&A Meets World is the episode you've been waiting for…

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Aug 22, 2022
TGI - Episode 108 (Teacher’s Bet)

This pod has all the “Feens,” as we recap the bet for a bicycle between teacher and student, while Danielle reads listener letters about what Feeny means to them. 

The gang reveals what word didn’t make it past Table Read and why the crew was proud of their naive child stars. AND BEHOLD THE MEAT FEENY!!! 

Looking back is sometimes hard, but not when it involves an episode of BMW! Get in there…

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Aug 15, 2022
Lauren Lapkus Meets World Part 2 TGI-Episode 107 (”Grandma Was a Rolling Stone”)

We are back for Part 2 with The Wrong Missy’s Lauren Lapkus, now tackling the second half of “Grandma was a Rolling Stone.” The group recognizes Will’s comfort and his newfound appetite for laughs - even if his first came when the cameras weren’t rolling.

Speaking of firsts for Will…he details his first on screen kiss with Felicity herself - Kerri Russell! Of course she wasn’t Felicity yet, but she still gave Will some pointers anyway. And her hair! Geez!!! This leads the gang into detailing just how weird TV kissing is, a practice we all know we’ll soon be talking about every week.

This may not be your first listen to this podcast, but it’ll still give you the same Felicity butterflies! Check it out…

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Aug 11, 2022
Lauren Lapkus Meets World TGI-Episode 107 (”Grandma Was a Rolling Stone”)

Comedian, and Queen of Podcasts, Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black, The Wrong Missy) joins the show to wax poetic about her personal love for Boy Meets World.

Together they find out the details of Feeny’s first smile, the pay disparities that almost lost the show their new star and what it felt like to welcome celebrity guest, and Golden Girl, Rue McClanahan to the Matthews’ family home!

Call some professional movers because there was so much to unpack in this episode…part 2 comes out next!!

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Aug 08, 2022
TGI - Episode 106 ("Boys II Mensa”)

Shawn may have finally found the spotlight, but Will reveals why it’s so hard to watch himself on screen and Danielle explains her issues with acting in a jacket. Which only begs the question…”Holk-um?”

There’s plenty of BTS talk from Cory pretending to be smart and the actors not being able to call in sick even when they really were. And the gang notices a joke that went over their heads all these years until they finally noticed it in the rewatch! You’ll need to listen to find out what it was and if you missed it too…

Plus, Danielle reveals the wrath of her mother when she got caught smoking on the studio lot at 15.  You’ll have a lot of free time since you’re grounded and not going to the school dance - so listen to this week’s exploration NOW!

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Aug 04, 2022
Marty York meets World

You fell in love him as “Yeah Yeah” McClennan from The Sandlot…but did you know he was a tenant of the “Death Chair” on Boy Meets World Season 1?

Marty York, aka Larry, takes us back to the beginning, and his first role with the legendary John Candy, who gave him a surprise new use for toilet paper.

In addition to revealing their first commercials, Marty and the gang theorize why he was never asked back to BMW after only a handful of episodes.

And in an emotional turn, Marty recalls a horrific accident that almost took his life and made him step away from acting for over a decade…

All this, and more, on the most muscular Pod Meets World yet!

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Aug 01, 2022
TGI-Episode 105 ("Killer Bees”)

That's not my name! That's not my name! 
Would Minkus mean as much to you if his name was Stuart Lempke??? Rider's got some serious BTS on a name change you never knew about.

Speaking of BTS, the final scene in this episode is ultimately how Will Friedle became Eric Matthews, and you won’t believe the process he went through to land the role.

Will, Rider and Danielle reminisce about seeing Aerosmith live together, but being too young to see the actual concert.

And Danielle gets emotional as she re-watches a scene with Feeny and Cory 30 years later.
All that and more *OPTICAL FLIP* on this episode!

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Jul 28, 2022
Lee Norris meets World

He may have only been on the show for one season, but Lee Norris, aka Stuart Minkus, has lived in our hearts for decades.

Lee sits down with Danielle, Rider & Will to talk about the ups and down of child stardom, the life lessons he learned from being on BMW and what it’s like surviving a huge earthquake after just moving to California.

Their time together was cut short in 1994, but for this episode the 4 are back together and reminiscing about some of the best times of their lives. And we find out if David Fincher is a Minkus fan.

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Jul 25, 2022
TGI-Episode 104 ("Cory's Alternative Friends")

Topanga is finally here!!!! The future Mr. and Mrs. Cory Matthews meet for the first time as they are teamed up for a school project.Danielle, Rider, and Will are joined by writer, producer and director extraordinaire, David Trainer to discuss Episode 4. This is the one where Topanga does her iconic dance and Cory has hair issues. Danielle reveals not only the origin of the dance but the secrets to her own hair!!CORRECTION: Fish Girl is now played by Megan Parlen.

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Jul 21, 2022
David Trainer Meets World

One of the masterminds responsible for giving the world Danielle Fishel as Topanga is here.

David Trainer, a prolific and legendary television director and producer, spotted Danielle Fishel on the BMW set and knew he had found the perfect Topanga! The only issue was - she wasn’t originally cast in that role.

The actress formerly known as “Fish Girl” became Topanga and the rest is history.

Buckle up as David reveals BTS stories you won’t believe and Danielle details the week that changed her life forever!

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Jul 18, 2022
TGI-Episode 103 ("Father Knows Less")

Should Mr. Feeny have let Cory retake his test OR was he teaching him a valuable lesson?!

As Danielle, Rider and Will are digging in to Episode 3 they share their memories of costar Willie Garson. Willie is known to many as Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City but on Pod Meets World he is known as Leonard Spinelli.

Cringy or Classic? Cory makes a risqué joke about his parents… too much for a 12 year old?!

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Jul 14, 2022
William Daniels Meets World

F-f-feeny is here!!!!
The incredible awe-inspiring Emmy Award winning William Daniels!
Danielle, Will and Rider all had one role model in common… William Daniels.
The tears are flowing and there are plenty of laughs as they honor their teacher from Boy Meets World and IRL.
The bond the show created for them is unbreakable for life.
Plus, his wife of over 70 years, the magical Bonnie Bartlett (aka Dean Lila Bolander ) joins in as well.

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Jul 11, 2022
TGI-Dad Episode 102 (“On the Fence”)

This is one of the many great episodes for Mr. Matthews … and William Russ is here to recap with us! What made this TV Dad so iconic?! Let’s dissect the character.

Plus, what’s the death chair? What happened to the original Matthews' little sister? 

…And still no Topanga!!

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Jul 07, 2022
William "Rusty" Russ Meets World

Alan Matthews is here!  Let's hang with Dad aka Topanga's father-in-law.  Father Knows Best, right?

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Jul 04, 2022
TGI-The Pilot

Danielle, Rider and Will are watching the very first episode of Boy Meets World. We meet Eric, Shawn, Cory, Mr. Feeny and and all the rest… except for Topanga!! Where is Topanga?!

Will and Rider bonded immediately and William Daniels (aka F-f-feeny!!!!!) became their mentor. Plus, introducing Rider’s son Indy and his take of seeing his dad with that weird hair and “too much shirts”.

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Jun 30, 2022

For us, they will always be Topanga, Eric, and Shawn. The year is 1993 and three future BFF's were meeting for the first time.  Danielle Fishel, Will Friedle, and Rider Strong never could have envisioned that being cast in a new sitcom for ABC would change their lives forever and bring new meaning to TGIF.  This is how it all began...and how it looks now.

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Jun 27, 2022
Introducing: 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.

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Jun 15, 2022