Episode 25: Mickey Mouse as Empty Signifier

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In this symbolic episode, Alice and Buddy take a close look at one of the most iconic animated characters in history. What makes Mickey Mouse such a powerful symbol of the Disney Parks—not to mention the rest of the Walt Disney Company? How does he compare to other walk-around mascots? What, if any, are Mickey’s defining character traits? Featuring asides on Kingdom Hearts, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and the Legacy of Walt Disney.

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Those Happy Places is Produced by Alice White and Edited By Buddy Duquesne. Our theme song is Golden Gate by the California Feetwarmers, Featuring Phil Alvin.

Additional music comes from Kevin Macleod. All Tracks Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. Tracks in this Episode: Bummin on Tremolo, Airship Serenity, In Your Arms, Off to Osaka, Casa Bossa Nova, Breaktime, I Knew a Guy, Poppers and Prosecco.

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