UnpackedKey_1019From the executive producer of Theme Park Pulse, California radio personality and podcaster Christopher “Kory” Beale and his friends reflect real-life and fantasy through storytelling!

We would love to tell YOUR story, that cool one that you tell people at parties, or maybe that one that you have been waiting to spring on the world. We’d love to hear it! To submit a story idea for Unpacked, email kory@nomidnightpodcast.com or call (213) 935-0513 and leave a message!

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Open to Outrage & Joy

Would you move across the state for something you really wanted, and really believed in? What if if came with a 3 hour commute…each way? Plus – a brief history of migration and gentrification, from a reluctant gentrifier in Oakland.

(Release date: 12/30/19)

The boy ghosts of Oxford

On this episode of Unpacked, the true story of a trip to London, and Oxford. When Amanda finds herself spending the night in a centuries old house, she alone has an encounter with the spirit world that was way too close for comfort.

(Release date: 10/28/19)

Unpacked presents: Bret, Mickey & Walt

Episode One: Fantasmic Fantasies

A young Bret Iwan (Mickey Mouse) plays Fantasmic in the backyard with his kid brother and discovers a unique talent. 

“Hey, that kind of sounds like him.” – Bret Iwan

Always a creative, Bret would grow up to be a successful artist until a random email would change his entire future, and that of the most iconic cartoon character of all time.

Episode Two: Fillin’ In For The Boss

When a death rocks Disney Character Voices, Bret Iwan goes from potential understudy, to Mickey Mouse, almost overnight.

Why does Mickey sound different sometime?!

Bret remembers Russi Taylor and finally opens up about Mickey #5.

Episode Three: Living Breathing Dragons

Bret Iwan spends a decade establishing himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse! But, finds himself in a creative rut, when an old hobby from his childhood sparks creativity and dreams of the future!

We follow Bret & Cory into Disneyland for the premiere of Fantasmic 2.0 and visit Bret’s home on the finale of Bret, Mickey & Walt.

To see photos of Bret’s house, follow his design business on Instagram, @BungalowModern. You can follow Bret at @Bret_Iwan, and follow Kory at @KoryOnTheRadio!

Bonus Audio

Fraud, Fortune & Fate

A scandal that almost took down the game show industry, a look behind the scenes at the resulting changes, and the heartwarming story of a little girl’s unshakeable will to have her own shiny red bike on this episode of Unpacked!

(Release date: 7/1/19)


This week on Unpacked….three people experience the deadly and destructive force of fire…in three completely different ways.

(Release date: 5/20/19)

Jack’s Seattle Rap Battle

A high-school media competition takes a young podcaster on an 8 hour journey into Seattle’s underground rap scene.

(Release date: 4/15/19)

Remember The Montreal Expos?

1969: The story of a young expansion baseball team that no one ever thought would play. If the MLB players strike hadn’t happened…could the Montreal Expos have gone all the way in 1994?

(Release date: 4/1/19)

Getting to know Bob Gurr: A Radio Story

Kory takes us through his journey to find a story to tell, and ends up in the home of Disney Legend Bob Gurr. Come along for a private tour of Bob’s home, and learn the true story behind Bob’s exit from the Disney Company.

(Release date: 11/28/18)

More episodes available in our archive.

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