Hikaru Meets the World of Tokyo Catastropheland

I remember Meet the World as a wide-eyed pre-teen, were that I could view it now.

Such is the wonders of podcasting.


The Full Catastrophe

Posted by Hikaru “Meeting the world with love” Freeman

It’s another time travelin’ wacky journey to everyone’s favourite theme park, Catastropheland, where “rested” attractions from other theme parks are open forever.

This time around, Andy escapes the whimsy of time travel, but Hikaru finds himself 12 years younger and 12 times more…opinionated as he takes a ride through an interesting take on Japanese history.

Blame Prince Shotoku!

Hikaru in Tokyo Catastropheland

For the real story behind Meet the World, visit this tribute site, and also take a look at the Wikipedia entry for the Japan pavilion at Epcot, which would’ve hosted an English language version of Meet the World, save for some creative choices.

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The Full Saturday Smile and Partial Catastrophe

Men in lederhosen

Men in lederhosen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In probably the most ambitious edition of The Full Catastrophe on JOY94.9 so far, Andy Bell and myself gave the first hour to The Saturday Smile Show…and managed to recover ourselves for the Partial Catastrophe.

It’s a 52 minute podcastravangaza and you can listen and download it here.

And yes, true to my word, I am now on the hunt for lederhosen and visual verification of me wearing it during next week’s show will be provided.

And finally, and most importantly, thank you.

Where You’ll Find Me Every Saturday

I’ve been honoured to be part of The Full Catastrophe with Andy Bell on JOY94.9 for 10 shows now.

The Full Catastrophe, or TFC, airs every Saturday at 9pm here in Melbourne, 12n in the UK, 7am in New York, and 6am in Milwaukee. Alas it’s only on your radio dial if you live in Metro Melbourne, but via the free JOY app for iOS and Android, you can listen to it anywhere with no fuss nor muss.

And get this! We podcast it now, so every day can be Fully Catastrophic! You can pick up the podcasts at our lovely Podcast central on Podomatic.

And the playlists and musings can always be found on our blog: The Full Catastrophe