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Out of Touchstone

Oct 2019

About the Hosts

October 7, 2019


Mike DeKalb is the founder and co-host of the Out of Touchstone podcast.  A film enthusiast with a Cinema Production degree from Southern Illinois University, he began this podcast because he became interested in how Disney has changed direction in their film production.  The golden age of Disney's non-family film imprint - Touchstone Pictures - has resulted in some iconic and beloved adult-fare films and Out of Touchstone examines each film in their own right, as well as in context to what was happening when they were produced.  Mike is also a hockey enthusiast and periodically blogs at Hockey Transplant, as well as at HoneyNerds - an entertainment/fandom/lifestyle blog he runs with his wife, Charlene.  Feel free to get in touch with Mike on twitter @MikeDeKalb.



Chad Smart is the co-host of Out of Touchstone and has also worked for many years in the film industry.  He hosts several podcasts under his own network - the Positive Cynicism Podcast Network banner.  Positive Cynicism produces episodes that discuss pop culture, politics, and music.  His episodes of the podcast that deal with music are titled "One-der Why?", where he discusses one-hit wonders along with Mike DeKalb.  His focus in podcasting stems from trying to spread positivity while critically examining various topics in the realm of pop culture.  Feel free to get in touch with Chad on twitter @ChadSmart.