THE ALL-STAR, EXCITING LINE UP OF WDPN HOSTS, WHO BRING YOU THE BEST IN INTERNET TALK RADIO!
Kevin J. Kessler
Shows - 2 Men and The Mouse, BatSquad Radio, Geek WatchTower, Ring Ropes Radio, Once Upod a Time, Walker Talkers, Mousellaneous DIScussions
The founder of the White Dragon Podcast Network, Kevin Kessler has had a long standing passion for the world of communications. A performer from an early age, Kevin gravitated toward the stage at the age of 10, performing in live theater and television throughout his childhood and teens. Then, at age 18, Kevin fulfilled a childhood dream and became a professional wrestler with East Coast Professional Wrestling, where he remains a featured performer to this day. Other acting credits include background work on Nickelodeon's "The Adventures of Pete and Pete," and Charles Leventhal in the independent film "Only Go There At Night: Darkness Rising."
Kevin began the White Dragon Podcast Network in February of 2014, citing a longstanding love of the medium, and seeking an outlet where he could be himself, and not simply portray a character.
"This network has afforded me the opportunity to reach out into the world through the power of the internet, and my own voice. I can never repay the happiness and pride that the listeners of WDPN fill me with each and every day. The continued success and growth of WDPN remains dependent upon the belief that your dreams are only as unattainable as you allow them to be!"
Show: 2 Men and The Mouse
A late bloomer, Pete did not discover the joys of a Disney vacation until 1998. Being bombarded by commercials for Disney’s newest park, Animal Kingdom and looking for a weekend away he and his girlfriend (now wife) Heather tried Walt Disney World. It has been a huge part of his life ever since. From proposing in the frozen (literally) winter of 2000, being pregnant unknowingly (whoops) to Ethan and Abby’s first ice creams, trips to Disney have become an annual pilgrimage. Pete owns and operates Rogue Comics and Collectibles in Cranford, NJ, where he ends up talking a healthy dose of Disney with trip planning families.
Allie is a young singer and actor originally from Long Island, New York.
From a young age Allie was involved in the musical theatre world. Also, she was a huge nerd. It all started with the Harry Potter series at age 5 and from there the rest is history. From book releases, movie openings to Halloween she began creating costumes for any occasion she could think of.
Allie attended Emerson College and was heavily involved in student theatre. Junior year she was Musical Theatre Society’s General Manager and also was the Assistant Director and Choreographer for Company. During her time at Emerson College she discovered her love of dressing up was actually something known as cosplay. Allie began to fully embrace her nerd and love of conventions and dove right into the cosplay world.
Fast forward a few years of running the convention circuit. Allie ended up befriending Kevin at a convention he asked her to come on board the WDPN crew. She was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to become apart of the family.
Allie regularly attends conventions displaying her own costume creations. As an avid cosplayer her costumes have been featured on Vice, Nerd Caliber and Herotaku.com among other websites and magazines.
“Honestly, I couldn’t be happier to be apart of the WDPN family. It’s so much fun getting to hang out with my friends on Skype and just talk nerd for a few hours. What better way to spend an evening then arguing with Kevin how everyone is better than Superman.”
Shows - Once Upod a Time, Regular Guest on 2 Men and The Mouse
Corinne is your typical all around nerd. You know, the kind who spends days off watching documentaries, who won’t watch certain movies based on books because they got it all wrong, and who can spell ‘raxacoricofallapatorius.’
A few years ago, her love of Disney, her love of trivia, and the need to keep herself awake while working the 5 AM shift at the front desk of a YMCA combined into a successful Disney trivia blog. This lead to her becoming the first guest (and the first recurring guest) on WDPN’s flagship show, 2 Men and the Mouse, hosting “Cori’s Disney Challenge”.
Corinne wasn’t on board with Once Upon a Time until, after dozens of requests from her blog followers for trivia on the show, she decided to give it a shot. After binge watching the first season, she was hooked! She’s thrilled to be joining Kevin to host Once Upod a Time.
She wants to thank her boyfriend and her family for always believing in her - oh, wait, she forgot this isn’t a theater bio. Never mind!
Ann and Demetri Ravanos
Ann and Demetri Ravanos are a brother and sister pair that have gone to Disney World every year of they have been on Earth. In their professional lives, they’ve interviewed rock legends, sports stars and even former presidents. None of it is as exciting for them as experiencing a new attraction for the first time.
Demetri is a dad of two, husband of one and a professional smart ass. He’s on the radio in the Carolinas.
Ann has lived all over the country. Since college, she’s been a journalist, run a candy factory, managed a women’s boutique and had just about every other job in between.
Their show is called The Extra Magic Hour. You can hear new episodes every Thursday on iTunes, Stitcher and of course WDPN’s home page.
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, I'm happy to be the inaugural Canadian on WDPN. I'm a huge fan of all things Disney and Walt Disney World - why grow up when it's so much fun not to? I hope to impart that passion during every episode of Storybook Radio.
Despite being from the Great White North, it's more likely that you'll find me in a baseball stadium than at a hockey rink. In addition to helping people plan their Disney vacations, I also love to write, play guitar and play nerdy board games. On the internet, you can find my Walt Disney World musings at wdwstorybook.com, and my thoughts on everything else at businesshoursblog.com.
BatDave and Buster
Show - BatSquad Radio
Artist. Writer. Photographer. Actor. Producer. Filmmaker. Internet Sensation. And now... peerless podcaster. Unapologetic ringleader and mastermind of all things BatSquad, David DeVenter, as New Jersey BatDave, is just the latest in a long line of renaissance men following in the fabled footsteps of such Garden State greats like Sinatra, Springsteen, Nicholson and Travolta.
By his side is Buster The Dog Wonder, charismatic canine crime fighter who wages a never-ending crusade for truth, justice and maybe a few more rawhide treats. This Dynamic Duo may not always solve the case, but they will definitely provide you with a few good laughs along the way.
Shows - BatSquad Radio, Walker Talkers
The self-appointed King of Crankiness brings his sardonic spin to the hallowed halls of Batsquad Radio and Walker Talkers. The rain at your parade, the fly in your lemonade, the wet blanket at your picnic, the prickly Prince of Put Downs is always there to make sure that everyone knows exactly how he feels about everything.
‘Inappropriate’ is Denny’s middle name. He’s the guy you love to hate and the guy you hate to love. With a black belt-level pedigree in video games, The Walking Dead and deflating BatDave’s fragile ego, you can bet that this wily webslinger will do his very best every episode to keep listeners on their toes... and on their guard.