Pod Meets World


We're sending you to 1993 when TGIF reigned supreme and “Boy Meets World” first premiered. Danielle, Will and Rider are going back to school as they rewatch every episode of the iconic series, sharing memories, behind the scenes moments, and all the “Boy Meets World” stories a fan could ever want. Relive your first crush, first kiss, favorite moments and all the life lessons with Topanga, Eric, and Shawn.

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Our Editor's Take

The three hosts of the podcast Pod Meets World were children when their TV show Boy Meets World came out. Danielle Fishel started her role as Topanga Lawrence-Matthews when she was only 12. Rider Strong was 14 years old when he played Shawn Hunter, and Will Friedle was 17 as Eric Matthews. As adults, there is much to talk about when it comes to that period in their lives.

First, there's the terrible '90s fashion, like middle-part hairstyles and hooded t-shirts. Then, there's the horrendous teenage overacting. After all, they were all at the beginning of their careers and had much to learn. The Pod Meets World podcast zeroes in on the nostalgia.

None of the podcast hosts has watched Boy Meets World since it first aired. Strong even confesses that he's only watched four or five episodes of the show. As a teen, he felt insecure seeing himself on screen. He couldn't stand to witness other people's reactions to his acting. This fact makes the podcast all the more entertaining.

As the hosts rewatch each episode of the show, they don't know what to expect. Many moments are surprising, while others evoke a fond trip down memory lane. Since Strong has decided to do the rewatch with his 12-year-old son, there are also fun reactions from him weaved in.

It's clear that Boy Meets World brings back many warm memories for the hosts. But that doesn't mean they don't get critical at times. Since 30 years have passed, a lot has changed in how TV shows tell stories and how the industry treats child actors. The podcast hosts are candid in the conversations about what it was like to work in the 1990s. As people who grew in the industry into writers and producers, they also have different perspectives to offer.

Pod Meets World is a real treat for fans of the '90s sitcom. It offers anecdotes about the show that even the actors didn't know. It reveals stories and emotions that bring the listeners back in time. Most of all, it's like a warm hug filled with nostalgia.

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