About Life at Disney Podcast

Welcome to the Life at Disney podcast, the show where you’ll discover what it’s like to Be Part of the Story in a career with Disney. Each season, your hosts will uncover remarkable stories from the perspective of the people and teams behind the unparalleled storytelling, iconic brands, and innovative technologies that have defined The Walt Disney Company for the last 100 years. Join us as we talk with cast members, crew, Imagineers, and employees to learn more about what makes working at Disney so special and discover career opportunities across the globe.



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Josiah Williams

After an exciting on-air journey through sports entertainment and professional wrestling, Josiah brought his passion for creative expression to The Walt Disney Company! As a videographer and producer, he strives to create inclusive content and to ensure that Cast Members can see themselves reflected across Disney’s internal and external outlets. Josiah is also a proud partner of Disney On The Yard and the People United to Lead, Serve & Excel (PULSE) Business Employee Resource Group (BERG). In a perfect world, he’d be best friends with Simba, the Black Panther and Edna Mode.

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Holly Dudley

Holly fulfilled a lifelong dream of working for The Walt Disney Company when she joined the Talent Acquisition Marketing team in 2021. She is passionate about celebrating the diverse talent that brings Disney’s powerful stories to life. During her time with the company, she has supported technology initiatives across the company, including the Grace Hopper Celebration, AfroTech World, and BITCON. Holly draws inspiration in her work from Tiana, her favorite princess.


Season 2 Episode 4: Alumni Week

ON THIS EPISODE OF LIFE AT DISNEY: DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MINISERIES Walt Disney first said, "It requires people to make the dream a reality." Today, we're kicking back with Disney College Program alumni who not only made those dreams come...

Season 2 Episode 3: Living the Sweet Life

ON THIS EPISODE OF LIFE AT DISNEY: DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MINISERIES Making candy apples? Check! Tossing a coin in Cinderella's Wishing Well? Absolutely! No matter what's on your Disney College Program bucket list, we're ready to help you achieve it...

Season 2 Episode 2: A Backstage Pass to Disney Learning

ON THIS EPISODE OF LIFE AT DISNEY: DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MINISERIES From uniquely Disney learning opportunities and experiences to covering college credit and so much more - you won't want to miss this episode! Our first guest is Josh Brasher,...

Season 2 Episode 1: Back to Earn Our Ears Again on the Disney College Program

ON THIS EPISODE OF LIFE AT DISNEY: DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MINISERIES Welcome to season two of our miniseries where we discuss all things Disney College Program. Kicking off our first episode, you'll hear from two participants who couldn't get enough...


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Episode 1: It All Started with a Disney College Program

ON THIS EPISODE OF LIFE AT DISNEY: DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MINISERIES Welcome to our new miniseries where we will discuss all things about life on the Disney College Program! For more than 40 years, this unique internship experience has brought...

Episode 2: Meet the Team Dedicated to Your Program Experience

ON THIS EPISODE We're there because we care! Today, we're chatting with the team that brings uniquely Disney experiences to life for our Disney Programs participants. We go over everything from exclusive activities and learning offerings to academic and career...
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Episode 3: Finding Mentors and Magic on a Disney College Program

ON THIS EPISODE No matter where you start, there's a place for you within The Walt Disney Company! That's what both of our guests in this episode discovered through their Disney College Program experiences. First meet Emma, a current participant...
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Episode 4: Do As Dreamers Do on a Disney College Program

ON THIS EPISODE Some of the greatest things in life can come from taking a chance and trying something new. Applying to the Disney College Program helped both of our guests discover just that and gain new confidence in themselves....


Ashley Siegel

Ashley Siegel

Outreach & Engagement Director

An intersectional diversity, equity, and inclusion champion, Ashley Siegel leads the Walt Disney Company’s Outreach and Engagement global strategy development and implementation. Working at the intersection of Talent Acquisition, DEI, and Corporate Social Responsibility, their organization’s cross-functional responsibilities span relationship formation and management of nonprofit and community partnerships, full event lifecycle creation and execution, community building and connection facilitation, and elevation of Disney’s beloved brands and businesses.

Tony Williams

Tony Williams

Senior Manager, Diversity Recruiting Programs

Tony joined the Disney family via Hulu in 2020 to stand up for Hulu’s Community Program to expand how we think about talent and where it comes from. He’s guided by the idea that “talent is distributed equally, opportunity is not.” In his role as Sr. Manager, Diversity Recruiting Programs, Tony Williams leads our efforts to build a workforce that reflects the beautifully diverse audiences we serve. Currently, Tony helps leaders across The Walt Disney Company think differently about inclusion and hiring. 


We talk with two technologists who give an inside look at some of the projects they’re currently working on, discuss the culture of their teams, and share advice for anyone interested in a career with technology at Disney.

This week, both our guests hail from our Disney Studios Content team and take us behind the scenes of their roles, the virtual production process used on The Mandalorian, and how technology is creating new and exciting roles within Studios.

At Disney, inclusion is for everyone. In this episode, we share the opportunities available for our cast members, crew, Imagineers, and employees, as well as our external audience in the diversity, inclusion, and equity space and how it has evolved.

This week, we make stops at our parks on both coasts as we hear from two chefs who share their culinary journey, how they conceptualize dishes that end up in our parks and resorts, and the different career paths available with Disney Culinary.

Hear from two Disney College Program alumni, including a recently converted Disney Intern, about their experiences, their roles with the company today, and how you can get started in one on a Disney Program.

The go-to spot for all sports coverage, we sit down with two ESPN employees who share about how ESPN handles breaking news, tips on how you can improve your content skills, and the different areas you get to work in when you join the ESPN Next program.

We are joined by two Walt Disney Imagineers who talk about their current roles in AR/VR engineering and research & development, how they got their start with Walt Disney Imagineering, and advice for anyone interested in becoming an Imagineer.

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