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Things I enjoy: Disney parks history, comedy podcasts, They Might Be Giants (<3) Muppets, positive dog training, atheism, skepticism, and I still want to talk about Lost and Harry Potter.
Andy Beckerman, host of the podcast Beginnings, is on the podcast every goddamn day this week. Today: idolizing Walt Disney.
As always, you can subscribe on iTunes and SoundCloud, and call in, 323-389-RACE to leave your questions!
Both the hosts and the caller are going off of rumors of Walt. No, he wasn’t perfect; he was openly sexist toward some of his secretaries, and maybe he was a little anti-semitic (which we don’t know for sure), but first and foremost, he was someone’s dad - Diane Disney Miller’s, who passed away last month. No, he’s not cryogenically frozen. Maybe the kid can address some of the rumors, but the focus of the book report is “People who changed the world,” not “Dark sides of famous people.” Just looking at Walt as a cold, calculating racist is about the same as saying he wasn’t real and is just a corporate icon, like Colonel Sanders. It’s not that I’m not open to criticism of Walt, but I need a little more evidence than someone just saying “Oh, he was a racist and anti-Semite and sexist.” I know it’s cool to trash-talk Walt, but that’s the flipside of saying he was flawless.