L. Frank Baum's Birthday 2021
The Royal Podcast returns with two short stories and two poems read by L. Frank Baum fans! "How the Tin Woodman Became A Fire Hero" read by Erica Olivera "Blow, Winds, Blow!" read by Sam Milazzo "By the Candelabra's Glare" read by PJ Scott Blankenship "The Dummy That Lived" read by Suren Oganessian Music by Paul Tietjens for The Wizard of Oz Broadway extravaganza, piano rolls published by the Aeolian Company: "Rejoice, the Wizard is No Longer King!", "When We Get What's A Comin' To Us," "When You Love, Love, Love," "Just A Simple Girl From The Prarie," and "Phantom Patrol."
May 15, 2021
The Chronicles of Oz with Aron Toman
Jay talks with Aron Toman, the writer, director and producer of The Chronicles of Oz (and voice of the Scarecrow). Find out behind the scenes information, some spoiler talk and the secrets behind this podcast adaptation of the Oz series.
April 21, 2020
Hit the Bricks with PJ Blankenship
After a long hiatus, the Royal Podcast of Oz returns as Jay chats with PJ Blankenship, creator of the upcoming Hit the Bricks, a fiction podcast featuring modern adventures in Oz!
February 15, 2019
OzCon International: Andy Mangels
At OzCon International, we will be welcoming Andy Mangels, a foremost authority on Filmation, the company that produced the first animated Oz film, Journey Back to Oz. But Andy's connection to Oz goes a bit deeper. Jay chats with Andy about it. Find out more about this year's OzCon here and register here.
May 29, 2018
OzCon International: Robert Payes
At OzCon International this year, in celebrating all things Oz, there will be special attention given to Rachel Cosgrove Payes, the fifth Royal Historian of Oz, author of The Hidden Valley of Oz, The Wicked Witch of Oz, "Percy and the Shrinking Violets" and "Spots in Oz." Joining us is her son, Robert Payes, who has appeared on the podcast before. In this brief interview, Robert tells us about Stiff Shots Photography and what he's looking forward to at OzCon. Find out more about this year's OzCon here and register here.
May 27, 2018
100 Years of the Tin Woodman of Oz
To celebrate L. Frank Baum's birthday, the Royal Podcast of Oz presents an excerpt from The Tin Woodman of Oz, celebrating its centennial this year, read by Phil Chenevert. You can download Phil's complete reading of The Tin Woodman of Oz for free from Librivox.org.
May 15, 2018
OzCon International: James Ortiz
OzCon International Chairman Jay Davis chats with Guest of Honor James Ortiz. Find out why James created the play The Woodsman and what he's looking forward to at OzCon!
May 10, 2018
Chatting With Walter Krueger
Jay chats with fellow Oz fan and collector Walter Krueger!
March 29, 2018
Thundertoad's Patchwork Girl of Oz
Jay and Sam start the 2018 episodes with a discussion of Thundertoad Animation's 2005 CGI animated adaptation of The Patchwork Girl of Oz. How faithful is it? How's the visuals? Where can you get a copy? All shall be answered!
February 14, 2018
The 2017 Christmas Special
Jay reads two stories from Oziana 2013, "Jinnicky Saves Christmas" by Nathan DeHoff and his own "The Way of A Lion." Afterward, he and Nathan chat about creating their tales.
December 18, 2017
Jay and Sam vs The Muppets Wizard of Oz
Jay and Sam tackled The Muppets Wizard of Oz. When did they see it and how? What did they think? How much does Sam hate Quentin Tarantino?
November 30, 2017
Garrett and Angelo vs The Muppets Wizard of Oz
Former podcast guests Garrett Kilgore and Angelo Thomas talk The Muppets Wizard of Oz.
October 26, 2017
Jay chats with recurring podcast guest Garrett Kilgore to finally discover his personal love of Oz and what he's been doing lately. Garrett's YouTube Channel The Art of Oz, Garrett's blog
October 01, 2017
Oz Con International 2018
Registration is finally open for Oz Con International 2018. Jay Davis and Colin Ayres are chairing next year as OzCon International heads back to California to celebrate the centennial of The Tin Woodman of Oz, as well as explore the wonders of Oz and L. Frank Baum in Hollywood.Current guests of honor include James Ortiz, Robert Payes, Andy Mangels, Aljean Harmetz, and John and Bjo Trimble.OzCon will feature the classics, such as the costume contest, the quizzes, the Oz Club auction, the Treasure Hunt, and all the good Ozzy fun we can offer.Plus, the day after, Disneyland!The convention is August 10-12, 2018, so mark your calendars, make your registrations and reservations, and join us!
September 23, 2017
The New Animated Oz
Jay and Angelo Thomas talk about the new animated Oz series: Boomerang's Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Amazon's Lost in Oz!
September 22, 2017
Lion of Oz discussion
Jay and Sam follow up and supplement their commentary for Lion of Oz with a standard discussion episode.
September 16, 2017
Lion of Oz audio commentary
Jay and Sam meet up in their hotel room at Oz Con International 2017 and watch Lion of Oz, the animated adaptation of Roger S. Baum's Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage, and give you their live comments and criticisms of the movie. (A standard review episode will be recorded and released soon.)
July 21, 2017
Oz Con International 2017 Recap
Jay and Sam meet up at Oz Con 2017 in Portland, Oregon and talk about what happened during the convention each day.
July 12, 2017
Adventures in the Emerald City
Jay and Sam talk about the Russian animated series Adventures in the Emerald City, with a twist for foreign language productions: this time our guys have English subtitles. Listen to them talk about how this animated take on the first two Oz stories—with a bit of Volkov—attempted to streamline the Oz stories a bit and join them in wishing that the series had gone further.
June 26, 2017
A Tribute to L. Frank Baum
Jay tells us of the life of L. Frank Baum, with some commentary from Sam. Afterward, they discuss their sources.
May 15, 2017
Ozma and the Little Wizard
The Royal Podcast of Oz finishes presenting tales from Little Wizard Stories of Oz with "Ozma and the Little Wizard" to celebrate L. Frank Baum's birthday. When Ozma discovers some troublesome imps in Oz, the Wizard puts his magic to work to stop them. Make sure to listen all the way to the end! The cast includes Mike Conway, Doug Wall, Kim McFarland, Severino Milazzo and Sam Milazzo.
May 15, 2017
The Oz Kids: The Return of Mombi
Jay and Sam discuss the finale of the Oz Kids series: Mombi the witch regains her power and sets to take over Oz! How can the Oz Kids defeat her without their parents? What is the Oz Kids chronology? All this, plus a capsule review of The Wizard of Oz on Ice.
May 01, 2017
The Oz Kids: The Monkey Prince
Jay and Sam reach the penultimate Oz Kids episode in which the kids go to China to assist a Monkey Prince learn an important lesson. ... We think... Check out the Extra Butter Podcast, Sam's DeviantArt and The Royal Blog of Oz.
April 15, 2017
John Troutman 2: Electric Boogaloo
Oz fan and artist John Troutman returns to talk up his Kickstarter for a print edition of The Gospel of Carol. Plus some other topics, including some non-Ozzy talk about Marvel's Dracula, Iron Fist, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
April 01, 2017
The Oz Kids: Journey Beneath the Sea
Jay and Sam discuss another entry of The Oz Kids series, adapting L. Frank Baum's The Sea Fairies. How did it do?
April 01, 2017
NBC'S Emerald City Part 2
Jay reunites with Rachel Anderson and Angelo Thomas for another unedited and unfiltered episode to discuss the back half of NBC's season of Emerald City. How did it go? Will there be a season 2? Why are our hosts talking about the next Oz TV show coming already?
March 08, 2017
The Oz Kids: Underground Adventure
Jay and Sam realize they goofed in trying to figure out the Oz Kids chronology and talk about what they feel must be the third story in the series: Underground Adventure. When Frank and some new friends from America are caught in an earthquake, they have to find their way to Oz, and the other Oz Kids begin their own search.
February 28, 2017
NBC'S Emerald City
Jay and guests Rachel Anderson and Angelo Thomas discuss the first five episodes of NBC's Emerald City. Is it a good show? How respectful is it of Oz lore? Should you be watching it? Who should be watching it? For the first time, this episode is presented uncensored and mostly unedited.
January 31, 2017
Little Oz Stories read by Ray Bolger
As a Christmas present, here is the audio of the out of print album Little Oz Stories read by Ray Bolger. The stories are actually from L. Frank Baum's Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz, featuring several Oz characters visiting the United States. The Scarecrow Presents A Magic Automobile To A Little Girl The Two Wishes Jack Pumpkinhead Pawns The Sawhorse The Scarecrow Tells A Fairy Tale To Children And Hears An Equally Marvelous True One A Magnetic Personality How The Scarecrow And The Tin Woodman Met Some Old Friends How The Sawhorse Saved Dorothy's Life Dorothy Spends an Evening with her Old Friends and is Entertained with Wonderful Exhibitions How The Woggle-Bug And His Friends Visited Santa Claus
December 25, 2016
The Oz Kids Christmas
Jay and Sam talk about the Christmas stories in The Oz Kids series: Who Stole Santa? and Christmas in Oz. What stories are these based on, are they good stories or just saccharine Christmas fluff? Also, did Jay and Sam make a mistake with their chronology for the series?
December 14, 2016
Christmas in Kansas
Garrett Kilgore reads a new Christmas story by Jay Davis. Christmas in Kansas tells of how Dorothy Gale, Aunt Em and Uncle Henry celebrated Christmas following the events of Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz. Anyone wishing to read the story instead is welcome to a free PDF or an EPUB (zipped).
December 01, 2016
The Movies of Oz: Virtual Oz
Jay and Sam take a good look at another adventure from The Oz Kids series: Virtual Oz. The Oz Kids wind up trapped in Otto's mysterious computer game. Can they win and get home or are they stuck for good?
November 30, 2016
The Oz Kids: The Nome Prince and the Magic Belt
Jay and Sam discuss the second story arc from The Oz Kids, where we meet the Nome Prince. Just how many Oz books does this borrow from?
November 22, 2016
Toto Lost In New York
Jay and Sam talk about the first Oz Kids story arc: Toto Lost in New York. Plus, WHAT WAS THAT YOU SAW ONLINE ABOUT AN OZ KIDS MOVIE? Um... Jay explains.
October 29, 2016
How Donald Abbott Came To Oz
Jay talks with Donald Abbott, author/illustrator/cartoonist/screenwriter of How The Wizard Came to Oz and other Oz stories. Donald reveals why his illustrations follow the style of W.W. Denslow, how Books of Wonder came to publish his books, and how How The Wizard Came to Oz has developed over the years.
October 06, 2016
The Oz Kids (Intro)
Jay and Sam prepare for a multi-episode discussion of The Oz Kids video series, starting by giving some general information about the series, including its characters, premise and general availability.
September 28, 2016
The Magic of Oz and Other Oz Animation
Jay Davis, Sean Carlson, Jimmy Weinstein and Eric Gjovaag kick back and watch "The Magic of Oz" cartoon, billed as "The Worst Cartoon Ever!" on YouTube. But does it deserve that title? What are the origins of this cartoon? What does our new friend Jimmy think of Oz animation in general? Find out in this episode! This is the fourth and final of four podcasts recorded at Oz Con International 2016. Watch the Costume Parade video. Watch the OzPrah Winkie show.
September 02, 2016
Two Royal Historians
Paul Dana, author of new Oz books The Law of Oz and Other Stories and The Magic Umbrella of Oz and Jared "Jay" Davis, author of Outsiders from Oz and The Way of a Lion: A Tale of Oz talk about how they came to write Oz stories and read excerpts from their work. This is the third in four podcasts recorded at Oz Con International 2016. Watch the Costume Parade video. Watch the OzPrah Winkie show. Register for next year's Oz Con International!
August 30, 2016
Dorothy Must Die's Danielle Paige
Angelo Thomas interviews Danielle Paige, author of the Dorothy Must Die series.
August 16, 2016
Meet Peter Hanff
Jay interviews Peter Hanff live at Oz Con International 2016. Hear how Peter Hanff discovered the world of Oz for himself, began building an incredible collection and began research into the history of the Oz series. This is the second in four podcasts recorded at Oz Con International 2016. Watch the Costume Parade video. Watch the OzPrah Winkie show. Register for next year's Oz Con International!
August 02, 2016
Oz Con International 2016 Recap
Jay reports live from Oz Con International to let you know what went down in Portland, Oregon. Plus, hear from Sean Carlson about how his setting the songs of Rinkitink in Oz to music became a hit for the attendees. This will be the first in four podcasts recorded at Oz Con International 2016. Watch the Costume Parade video. Watch the OzPrah Winkie show. Register for next year's Oz Con International!
August 01, 2016
Once Upon A Time in Oz with Angelo Thomas
Jay chats with his friend Angelo Thomas about Oz plots on ABC's Once Upon A Time, NBC's upcoming Emerald City, and the possibilities of a sequel to Oz the Great and Powerful and a film version of Wicked. (Note: this was recorded before the date of December 20, 2019 was announced for a Wicked movie.)
June 20, 2016
The Movies of Oz: The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz
Jay and Sam are joined by Garrett Kilgore again to discuss a 70 minute cutdown of an obscure Oz anime series, plus some amusing additional comments on other Oz related entertainments.
May 31, 2016
The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman
To celebrate L. Frank Baum's 160th birthday, the Royal Podcast of Oz presents a reading of "The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman" from Little Wizard Stories of Oz. The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman go boating, but when the Tin Woodman falls over the side, it's up to the Scarecrow to save him! Miles away from the Emerald City, what can a straw man with a good brain do? The cast features Mike Conway, Zach Allen, and Doug Wall.
May 15, 2016
Alexiel De Ravenswood and Oz
In this episode, Jay talks to Alexiel De Ravenswood, who recently released a suite retelling The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Hear Alexiel's inspiration for the suite and how it was created.
May 01, 2016
Movies of Oz: The Wiz Live
Jay and Sam dish out about NBC's live TV adaptation of The Wiz, including what they really thought of Mary J. Blige and Hamilton gets referenced again.
April 18, 2016
The Wizard of Oz Returns
As the next episode of The Royal Podcast of Oz is still in editing, here's a rare Oz audio treasure to tide you over. The Wizard of Oz Returns was an original sequel to The Wizard of Oz released in the 1960s. The original set had a record and a foldout game board with instructions, cutout playing pieces and a spinner, thanks to a 2-disc album sleeve. It was also reissued without the game as The Further Adventures of the Wizard of Oz.
March 31, 2016
What's An "OmniOzologist?"
For lack of anything else to do during February, Jared and Sam interview... each other! How did they discover Oz for themselves, what does "OmniOzologist" mean, and how much does Sam not like Wicked and Frozen?
February 27, 2016
Off to OzCon with Karyl!
Jared chats with Karyl Carlson, creator of Karyl's Oz Dolls, frequent attendee of the Oogaboos Rendevous and this year's co-chair of Oz Con International in Portland, Oregon.
January 21, 2016
The Movies of Oz: Volshebnik Izumrudnogo Goroda (1994)
Jared and Sam talk about one of their favorite foreign-language versions of Oz, the 1994 Volshebnik Izumrudogo Goroda from Russia.
January 17, 2016
A Tribute to Rob Roy MacVeigh
The 100th episode of The Royal Podcast of Oz is a tribute to the late Rob Roy MacVeigh. Sam Milazzo and Jared Davis briefly discuss what they know about Rob's never-realized animated film version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Then Eric P Gjovaag, Karyl Carlson and Marilyn Carlson share their memories of Rob, followed by David Maxine and a brief word from Eric Shanower. Then Garrett Kilgore reads a number of anecdotes about Rob from some of his friends.Rob Roy MacVeigh, mid 1980s (photo by Peter Hanff)----more----Rob Roy MacVeigh, 1975 (photographer unknown, courtesy of David Maxine)Rob Roy MacVeigh, about 1992 (Courtesy of the International Wizard of Oz Club)Detail from the cover of The Wonderful Cut-Outs of OzGlinda from The Wonderful Cut-Outs of OzOne of Rob's "Roxbears" (courtesy of David Maxine)
December 29, 2015
Two Stories from Mother Goose in Prose
Jared selects two stories from L. Frank Baum's Mother Goose in Prose for Christmas: "What Jack Horner Did" and "Little Bun Rabbit."
December 01, 2015
Robin Olderman Spills The Beans!
Jared chats with long-time Oz fan Robin Olderman, who tells several stories of her adventures with Oz fans and some of her opinions.
November 25, 2015
The Wiz 101
Jared hosts a discussion with David Maxine and Garrett Kilgore about the origins of the Tony Award-winning musical, The Wiz! Plus, trepidation about the new NBC live production...
November 21, 2015
The Movies of Oz: The Wizard of Oz (1991)
Jared and Sam head back to the budget video shelf for a direct to video animated take on The Wizard of Oz from 1991.
November 17, 2015
The Movies of Oz: DiC's Wizard of Oz
Jared and Sam are joined by Garrett Kilgore in a very informative discussion of DiC's short-lived animated series based on MGM's The Wizard of Oz.
September 24, 2015
The Movies of Oz: Scarecrow of Oz
Jared and Sam briefly discuss the plot of Hash Inc's Scarecrow of Oz film and record audience critique at the 51st Winkie Con.
August 31, 2015
Winkies/Oz Con International 2015
Jared Davis reports from Winkie Con 51/Oz Con International 2015 in San Diego, featuring assistance from Aaron Pacentine, Sam Milazzo, Colin Ayres, Miriam Goldman, Rachel Anderson, and guest appearances by Eric Shanower and Emma Ridley.
August 27, 2015
Bonus Episode: Good News of 1939
As a bonus episode, The Royal Podcast of Oz presents this old time radio production. Maxwell House's Good News would feature actors from MGM's films, often as promotion for those films. The June 29, 1939 episode featured the upcoming film The Wizard of Oz, including appearances by Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, and the original Broadway Scarecrow, Fred Stone. It's also noteworthy that this was the first time the public heard many of the songs that would become so beloved in the classic film. Please note that most of the behind the scenes stories heard are not accurate to life.
July 26, 2015
The Movies of Oz: The Tin Woodman of Oz
Sam and Jared examine Hash Inc's animated adaptation of The Tin Woodman of Oz, created with the Animation Master software. Plus, a special announcement about the next episode!
July 19, 2015
The Movies of Oz: Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz
Jared and Sam discuss Lorimar Home Video's first (and only) animated Oz adaptation. How do you condense one of L. Frank Baum's tightest Oz books?
June 25, 2015
Little Dorothy and Toto
Continuing the series of short stories for L. Frank Baum's birthday, the Royal Podcast of Oz presents "Little Dorothy and Toto" from Little Wizard Stories of Oz.Dorothy and Toto encounter a strange menace while adventuring, but perhaps the situation is easier to deal with than Dorothy thinks.
May 16, 2015
The Movies of Oz: The Dreamer of Oz
To celebrate L. Frank Baum's 159th birthday, Jared and Sam discuss NBC's The Dreamer of Oz, the first L. Frank Baum biopic. But how factual is it? Jared has a few words... How well done is it? Sam has a few more...
May 15, 2015
The Movies of Oz: Cinar's Oz Part 3
Jared and Sam wrap up their discussion of the Panmedia/Cinar Oz series by discussing the Ozma of Oz and Emerald City of Oz storylines.
April 25, 2015
Hanging with Ed Cao
Jared talks with his friend Eduard Cao about all things Oz! His role in the recent revival of The Tik-Tok Man of Oz, his own Oz film, and a lot of talk about Disney's Return to Oz.
April 02, 2015
The Movies of Oz: Legends of Oz - Dorothy's Return
Jared and Sam discuss last year's addition to the theatrical Oz film canon, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.
March 12, 2015
Yellow Brick Road
Jared talks with writer Angelo Thomas and director Leigh Scott of the upcoming animated movie Yellow Brick Road. Be a part of the movie by donating at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/yellow-brick-road
January 14, 2015
The Movies of Oz: Cinar's Oz Part 2
Jared and Sam continue their discussion of the Panmedia/Cinar Wonderful Wizard of Oz series, continuing with their Marvelous Land of Oz story arc.
December 01, 2014
Christmas 2014: Our Landlady
In this selection from L. Frank Baum's Our Landlady, Jared reads "She Fills the Colonel's Stocking and Talks of the Charity Ball" in which Mrs. Bilkins unveils a surprise for the Colonel.
December 01, 2014
Winkie Con 50 Report!
Jared and guest Colin Ayres discuss the 50th Winkie Convention held in San Diego, California and look forward to next year's convention!
September 11, 2014
The Movies of Oz: Cinar's Oz Part 1
Jared and Sam begin a multi-part discussion of the PanMedia Wonderful Wizard of Oz anime series as dubbed into English and presented by Cinar. This first episode finds them examining the story arc based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
August 21, 2014
The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger
For L. Frank Baum's birthday, the Royal Podcast of Oz presents "The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger" from Little Wizard Stories of Oz. Featuring Mike Conway as the narrator and Hungry Tiger, Peter Norman Heimsoth as the Cowardly Lion, additional voices by Jay Davis and Bria Rivera.
May 15, 2014
Melody Grandy and Return to Oz
The Royal Podcast of Oz begins 2014 in a new monthly format! Jay interviews Melody Grandy, author of The Seven Blue Mountains of Oz, and then Movies of Oz continues with Jay and Sam discussing Disney's Return to Oz.
February 17, 2014
The Animals' Christmas Tree by Jack Snow
Jared reads Jack Snow's "The Animals' Christmas Tree" for the 2013 Christmas special. You can read along here.Everyone at the Royal Podcast of Oz wishes our listeners Happy Holidays as we venture into a New Year!
December 01, 2013
A Chat With Tim Tucker
Jared chats with fellow Oz fan and collector Tim Tucker and we hear his thoughts on Oz fandom, conventions, and some of the more popular Oz films.This interview was "phoned in" and the sound quality is not pristine. Headphones are recommended.
November 30, 2013
The Movies of Oz: Anime Oz
The Royal Podcast of Oz is back as Jared and Sam look at six short anime adaptations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. What makes them different? Will Jared snap after looking at so many versions of the yellow brick road? We'll see!
October 22, 2013
Colin Ayres: Oz Across The Pond
Jared talks with friend and writer of The British Blog of Oz, Colin Ayres. A fan of Oz since childhood, Colin gives his perspective on being a fan of Oz in another country.
August 01, 2013
Gita Morena: A Talk With Dorothy
Jared has a quick chat with Gita Morena, L. Frank Baum's great-grandaughter.
July 16, 2013
The Movies of Oz: Foreign Oz
Jared and Sam discuss two foreign language versions of The Wizard of Oz. First, it's off to Brazil with Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz (The Bunglers and the Wizard of Oróz) from 1984, then over to Spain for the Oz segment of the 1966 film Fantasia 3.
July 03, 2013
The 2013 Winkie Convention!
Jared and Sam report live from the 2013 Winkie Convention, celebrating the centennial of The Patchwork Girl of Oz! Plus, some appearances by Eric Gjovaag and Shawn Maldonado.
June 28, 2013
The Movies of Oz: Toho's The Wizard of Oz
Jared and Sam discuss the classic anime film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz featuring Aileen Quinn and Lorne Greene.
June 17, 2013
L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz — Again!
Jared chats with Clayton Spinney and Sean Gates about the current status of their independent film L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Warning: brief discussion of Doctor Who.
June 09, 2013
The Movies of Oz: CTC's The Marvelous Land of Oz
Jared and Sam discuss the Children's Theater Company of Minneapolis' stage adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz as it as presented on home video. Watch it on YouTube.
June 01, 2013
Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse
To celebrate L. Frank Baum's birthday, the Royal Podcast of Oz presents "Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse" from Little Wizard Stories of Oz. Featuring Mike Conway as the narrator and the Sawhorse, Sam Milazzo as the little boy and the Squirrel King, Kim McFarland as Ozma, Doug Wall as the Wizard, and Jared Davis as Jack Pumpkinhead.
May 15, 2013
The Movies of Oz: Oz the Great and Powerful (Discussion)
After reviewing the new movie Oz the Great and Powerful in the last episode, Jared and Sam now dissect it!
April 17, 2013
The Movies of Oz: Oz the Great and Powerful (Review)
Jared and Sam do a quick review of the new movie Oz the Great and Powerful. This is spoiler-free, so if you've yet to see the film, go ahead and give it a listen! (There will be a second podcast about this film that will discuss the film's plot.)
April 01, 2013
The Movies of Oz: The Wiz
Jared and Sam are joined by guest Garrett Kilgore as they discuss the movie The Wiz from 1978, from its stage origins to its latest release on Blu-Ray, and all the EST within!
March 26, 2013
The Confusing Continuity of the Early History of Oz
Jared and guest Nathan DeHoff examine the early history of Oz as revealed in the Famous Forty Oz books. With a little bit of brains and a little help from Hugh Pendexter III, they lay out a timeline.
March 18, 2013
The Movies of Oz: Dorothy in the Land of Oz
Sam and Jared discuss the animated special Dorothy in the Land of Oz (also known as Thanksgiving in Oz, Christmas in Oz, Dorothy and the Green Gobbler in Oz, or just Oz) from 1980.
February 25, 2013
Save the Chesterton Oz Festival!
With word that a major backer has dropped out of Chesterton's Wizard of Oz Festival, Jared talks with Zach Allen about the future of the event. Go to the Facebook Group to see how you can help!
February 18, 2013
The International Wizard of Oz Club: 2013
Jared chats with Carrie Hedges, current president of the International Wizard of Oz Club, and Craig Noble, the new editor of The Baum Bugle.
January 25, 2013
Christmas Poems by Ruth Plumly Thompson
For Christmas 2012, we present five Christmas poems by Ruth Plumly Thompson, read by Arthur Davis, Mike Conway, Kim McFarland, Sam Milazzo and Jared Davis.
December 01, 2012
The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West
Jared discusses the comic book series The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West with its writer Tom Hutchinson. The Big Dog Ink website.
November 20, 2012
The Movies of Oz: Oz (1976)
Sam looks homeward as he and Jared briefly discuss Oz, a rock and roll movie, the first film version of Oz from down under!
November 05, 2012
The Movies of Oz: Volshebnik Izumrudnovo Goroda
Jared and Sam discuss the stop-motion adaptation of Volshebnik Izumrudnovo Goroda, Alexander Volkov's revision of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and its first two sequels. You can see the series on YouTube here. Download the episodes here. Search for the word "volshebnik."
October 26, 2012
It's For Kids: An Interview With Robert Payes
In this episode, Jared talks to Robert Payes, the son of Rachel Cosgrove Payes, author of The Hidden Valley of Oz and The Wicked Witch of Oz. Discover the environment this Royal Historian raised her children in, and discover what she may have meant by saying "Oz is for kids."
October 14, 2012
The Movies of Oz: Journey Back to Oz
Jared and Sam discuss Filmation's first film, Journey Back to Oz!
September 26, 2012
Paul Miles Schneider
Jared chats with Paul Miles Schneider, author of Silver Shoes and The Powder of Life.
September 18, 2012
A Thompson Tour
A recording of Jared's presentation about Ruth Plumly Thompson at the 2012 Winkie Convention! Hear Jared discuss her life, works, characters, and hear Ruth Berman and Doug Greene reminisce about the second Royal Historian of Oz.
August 28, 2012
The Movies of Oz: The Meglin Kiddies' The Land of Oz
Jared and Sam do a rapid-fire edition of The Movies of Oz after seeing The Land of Oz featuring the Meglin Kiddies at the Winkie Convention!
August 10, 2012
The 2012 Winkie Convention
Sam and Jared meet up at the 2012 Winkie Convention and report on the goings-on. Introduced by David Maxine, plus Sam asks Eric Shanower even more questions.
August 04, 2012
The Movies of Oz: The Turkish Wizard of Oz
Sam and Jared tackle their first foreign-language Oz movie and come up with some surprising conclusions as they examine Ayşecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde (Aysecik and the Magic Dwarfs in Dreamland), better known as The Turkish Wizard of Oz.
July 16, 2012
In The Lion's Den
Jared has a charming interview with Chris Dulabone of Tails of the Cowardly Lion and Friends.
July 06, 2012
The Movies of Oz: The Wonderful Land of Oz
Sam and Jared discuss Barry Mahon's 1969 kiddie matinee adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz.
June 25, 2012
The Movies of Oz: Shirley Temple's Land of Oz
Jared and Sam discuss the first color episode of The Shirley Temple Show, which featured an adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz!
May 27, 2012
The Littlest Giant
Happy L. Frank Baum's Birthday! And for his birthday, here is one of his last short stories: The Littlest Giant: An Oz Story. Narrated by Mike Conway with the vocal talents of Nathan DeHoff, Angelo Thomas, Sam Milazzo, and Kim McFarland.
May 14, 2012
Kirk Kushin and Ozopolis
Jared chats with Kirk Kushin about his comic book Ozopolis and being an Oz fan.
May 01, 2012
The Movies of Oz: Rankin-Bass in Oz
Sam and Jared discuss Rankin-Bass' Tales of the Wizard of Oz and the Return to Oz special. Get ready to sing along!
April 21, 2012
A Chat With Doug Greene
Jared talks with International Wizard of Oz Club charter member Doug Greene.
April 02, 2012
Something Quite Important
Sam and Jared talk about something very, very important. EDIT: This episode was released for April Fool's Day. It is not that important.
April 01, 2012
Jared and Sam discuss abandoned Oz film and television projects over the years, especially Disney's The Rainbow Road to Oz. More about The Rainbow Road to Oz: Original Mickey Mouse Club website Jim Hill Media: Disney's Long, Long Road to Oz Mouse Planet: Walt's Journey to Oz On the Disneyland Records Oz releases: The Scarecrow of Oz The Wizard of Oz The Cowardly Lion of Oz The Tin Woodman of Oz
March 19, 2012
Jared talks to Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon of the webcomic Namesake.
March 13, 2012
The Movies of Oz: MGM's The Wizard of Oz (Part 2)
Jared and Sam conclude their discussion of this classic Oz film and we hear opinions from other Oz fans.
February 29, 2012
The Movies of Oz: MGM's The Wizard of Oz (Part 1)
Jared and Sam discuss MGM's technicolor classic The Wizard of Oz! Due to being a super-long talk, it has been split in two parts. Part 2 will be released soon.
February 23, 2012
Jared chats with web cartoonist and Royal Explorers of Oz illustrator John Troutman.
February 10, 2012
Sam and Jared interview cartoonist Eric Shanower!
January 31, 2012
Oz News - January 2012
Jared reports Oz news, including the first Oz book of 2012, and talks to Cindy Ragni about her new site wonderfulbooksofoz.com and to Peter Hanff about the origins of the Winkie Convention.
January 08, 2012
The Wizard of Oz, 1925 and 1933
Jared and Sam painfully discuss the 1925 silent comedy film based on The Wizard of Oz then get back into Ozzy spirit by discussing the very first Oz cartoon. And they get ready for the next movie...
January 04, 2012
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus
Jared and Sam discuss the adaptations of L. Frank Baum's The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus from 19856 and 2000.
December 19, 2011
Dorothy's Christmas Tree
Mike Conway, Zach Allen, Doug Wall, Miriam Goldman, and Peter Heimsoth perform W.W. Denslow's "Dorothy's Christmas Tree" from "Denslow's Scarecrow and Tinman."
December 01, 2011
A Chat With Ruth Berman
Jared talks with legendary Oz fan and International Wizard of Oz Club charter member Ruth Berman.
November 24, 2011
The Penhale Broadcast
Marcus Mebes, editor of Oziana, reads Jack Snow's "The Penhale Broadcast" from Dark Music and Other Spectral Tales. An experimental supernatural broadcast is carried out in the Penhale graveyard. Will the ghost of famed opera singer Sonya Parrish sing again? The text of the story may be read here.
October 27, 2011
His Majesty, The Scarecrow of Oz
Jared and Sam discuss the third and final Oz film from the Oz Film Manufacturing Company.
October 24, 2011
A Chat With Tommy Kovac
Jared talks with Tommy Kovac, writer of the comic series Royal Historian of Oz. Note: This podcast was accidentally recorded at 64kbps.
October 06, 2011
The Story Lady in Oz
Here we have two episodes of the Old Time Radio show "The Story Lady." This nutty storyteller would tell a quick version of a classic fairytale and add a few strange spins. Well, she did The Wizard of Oz... twice. Enjoy!
October 05, 2011
The Magic Cloak of Oz
Continuing the series of podcasts about the Movies of Oz, Jared and Sam look at The Magic Cloak of Oz, the second film from L. Frank Baum's The Oz Film Manufacturing Company, but it was actually based on Baum's Queen Zixi of Ix, a non-Oz book! Buy the book Buy the movie: (shorter version) (Warner Brothers Oz 2005 set) (2009 longer version on DVD) (2009 longer version on Blu-Ray)
September 12, 2011
Colonial Radio Theater in Oz
In this episode, Jared talks to Jerry Robbins, writer and director of Colonial Radio Theater's adaptations of L. Frank Baum's first five Oz books, a series that will be continued very soon!
August 16, 2011
The Witches of Oz — A Chat With Leigh Scott
In this episode, Jared chats with Leigh Scott, writer and director of The Witches of Oz, a new movie (or TV mini-series) based on the Oz books.
August 01, 2011
The 2011 Winkie Convention
Jared and Sam meet up LIVE to give you the run down of the 2011 Winkie Convention in Pacific Grove, California. And, without clearance from anyone else, they are unable to have any guests... The Winkie Convention on Facebook The Winkie Newsletter The Winkie Convention Website
July 21, 2011
Page2Stage and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz
In this episode, Jared talks to Michael Gershowitz, Casey Wood, and Lindsey Cunningham of Page2Stage Entertainment about their stage musical adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. DISCLAIMER: This episode was created to inform, not endorse. Following the discovery of this news report, we ask listeners to be judicious in donating to any project.
July 03, 2011
The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)
In this episode, Sam and Jared look at the 1914 film The Patchwork Girl of Oz by the Oz Film Manufacturing Company.
June 29, 2011
Tiktok and the Nome King
In this episode, Jared Davis and the cast present a reading of Tiktok and the Nome King from The Little Wizard Stories of Oz, in celebration of L. Frank Baum's birthday on May 15th. Cast includes Mike Conway (Narrator, Kaliko), Sam Milazzo (Nome King), Shawn Maldonado (Tik-Tok), and Doug Wall (the Wizard).
May 14, 2011
Selig's Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)
Jared Davis and Sam Milazzo discuss the earliest surviving Oz movie, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from 1910.
April 14, 2011
L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
In this episode, Jared Davis interviews Clayton Spinney and Sean Gates, the director and writer of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, an independent production set for completion in 2012.
February 27, 2011
Here Comes A Moonbeam: An Interview With Susan Morse
This episode finds Jared Davis speaking with Susan Morse, who sang Dorothy's songs in the 1964 cartoon "Return to Oz." Susan was only 12 when she recorded her four songs and had no idea the film was available on DVD. And surprisingly, it was Jared's own fan trailer that alerted her to its availability. Susan not only recounts her work on "Return to Oz," but also of her career, which should prove of interest to many Oz fans.
January 11, 2011
As the Royal Podcast of Oz looks forward to going into its third year, Jared Davis and Sam Milazzo (and a little bit from Nathan DeHoff) announce their Ozzy plans for 2011, including Oz books, the Winkie Convention, the Royal Blog of Oz, videos, and the podcast itself.
January 01, 2011
Christmas 2010: The Magic Sled by Jack Snow
For our Christmas episode, we present Jack Snow's short story The Magic Sled, a story about a little boy named Bobby who receives a sled for his birthday just before Christmas. Narrated by Mike Conway, with the voice talents of Kim McFarland and Daniel Davis. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
December 01, 2010
A Chat With Miriam Goldman
I chat with Oz fan Miriam Goldman, an Oz fan with some interesting and unique views on Oz books, movies, events, plays, and even video games! Warning, at about 46 minutes, this is our longest single file podcast to date.
November 26, 2010
For October's podcast, Jared Davis reads The Monarch from Jack Snow's Dark Music and Other Spectral Tales.
October 23, 2010
Continuing the Literary Tradition of Oz
In this podcast, we present two interviews with two people who have contributed to continuing the literary tradition of Oz today. The first interview is with Shawn Maldonado, who has illustrated a number of recent Oz books, and the second features Kim McFarland, author of the recently released A Refugee in Oz.
September 05, 2010
An Interview With David Maxine
The Royal Podcast of Oz is pleased to present an interview with David Maxine, operator of Hungry Tiger Press!
August 18, 2010
New Oz Movies
In this podcast, Sam Milazzo and host Jared Davis talk about a number of Oz films rumored to be in the works, and what they feel would be best for presenting Baum's fairyland onscreen.
July 18, 2010
Return to Oz - 25th Anniversary
Sam Milazzo and Jared Davis discuss the 1985 cult classic Return to Oz, and Sam talks about his fan-made comic adaptation that is available online.
June 20, 2010
L. Frank Baum's Birthday Podcast: Aunt 'Phroney's Boy
For L. Frank Baum's 154 birthday, we present a multi-voice reading of Aunt 'Phroney's Boy, one of his lesser-known short stories. Featuring performances by Mike Conway, Zach Allen, Karyl Carlson, Doug Wall, and Eric Gjovaag.
May 13, 2010
An Interview With Eric Gjovaag
I'm delighted to release this podcast, where I interview Eric Gjovaag, the webmaster of The Wonderful Website of Oz, as we discuss his online work, the book Queen Ann in Oz, the Oogaboo Rendevous, the Winkie Convention, his favorite Oz books, and Oz movies.
April 10, 2010
An Interview With Edward Einhorn
I am pleased to have done an interview with playwright and author Edward Einhorn, who wrote Paradox in Oz and The Living House of Oz. We talk about his plays, his work in theater, the origins of Doctor Majestico and Tempus the Parrot-Ox.
March 21, 2010
Mike Conway reads "How The Woggle-Bug And His Friends Visited Santa Claus"
As a special Christmas bonus, here is the raw file of Mike Conway reading the story we showed a couple days ago. Even though the same audio was used in the finished production, his voice work was so excellent I decided to share it.
December 24, 2009
How the Woggle-Bug and His Friends Visted Santa Claus
Merry Christmas! And for Christmas, we have a Christmas story from Queer Visitors From the Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum himself. The story is read by multiple people, so each character has a distinctive voice. I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for supporting the Royal Podcast of Oz in the first year.
December 23, 2009
The Lost Princess of Oz - The illustrations by John R. Neill
In this episode, Jared Davis is joined by Nathan DeHoff and Shawn Maldonado to discuss the illustrations by John R. Neill for The Lost Princess of Oz.
December 23, 2009
A little deleted scene from the first podcast...
October 11, 2009
Adventures in Oz: An Interview With Doug Wall
Jared interviews Doug Wall about his upcoming RPG book Adventures in Oz. (Note: this was recorded on August 6, but it was not completed until now.) Additional reading on certain topics mentioned: Monte Cook GURPS GURPS-based Oz RPG Pinnacle Entertainment Group, publishers of Savage Worlds Encyclopedia Ozica, 5th edition, an Oz reference for Savage Worlds Heroes of Oz FUDGE
September 02, 2009
Oz: The Manga (Part 2)
The second part of the analysis, Jared and Sam continue their look at David Hutchison's manga-inspired take on the Land of Oz in The Land of Oz: The Manga and The Land of Oz: The Manga - Return to the Emerald City.
August 28, 2009
Oz: The Manga (Part 1)
Jared is joined by Sam Milazzo in discussing Oz: The Manga by David Hutchison. Coming soon, an episode discussing The Land of Oz: The Manga and The Land of Oz: The Manga - Return to the Emerald City.
July 19, 2009
L. Frank Baum's 153rd Birthday Podcast (Part 3)
PART 3 "A Song Of Oz-Land" read by Blair Frodelius "The Home Of Jack Pumpkinhead" read by Alan Cook "Ozma and Dorothy" read by Dexter F. Part 1 Part 2
May 15, 2009
L. Frank Baum's 153rd Birthday Podcast (Part 2)
PART 2 "The History Of the Wizard and Oz" read by Jericho Mathew Bloom "Dorothy Meets Button Bright" read by Jared Davis "The Rainbow's Daughter" read by Mike Conway "Dorothy Visits Utensia" read by Nathan DeHoff "How The Story of Oz Came To An End" read by Sera Alexia Part 1 Part 3
May 15, 2009
L. Frank Baum's 153rd Birthday Podcast (Part 1)
In celebration of L. Frank Baum's 153rd birthday, we have a special 3-part podcast in which Oz fans read excerpts from his famous Oz books. PART 1 "The Queen of the Field Mice" read by James C. Wallace II "The Story of the Winged Monkeys" read by Peter Hanff "Home Again" read by Sera Alexia "How Tip Manufactured A Pumpkinhead" read by Patrick Quigley "The Flight Of The Gump" read by Sam Milazzo "The Transformations of Mombi" read by Travis Black "Dorothy Says Good-Bye" read by Sam Milazzo Part 2 Part 3
May 15, 2009
This is our analysis of the illustrations of Ozma of Oz by John R. Neill. I, Jared Davis, am joined by Alan Cook of Glasgow, Scotland, who is a professional illustrator, and Sam Milazzo of Maroubra, Australia, who is an art student and Oz fan.
March 21, 2009