Episodes

June 7, 2024

Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 56-9: How soon will the Simpsons decamp for Disney World

Eric and Jim continue their look back at how USH kept trying to build a successful show around the Universal Classic Monsters
May 24, 2024

Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 55-8: What sorts of snacks are served in DreamWorks Land

Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start this week’s show by discussing the media preview that was recently held for Universal Studios Florida’s reimagining Kidzone area. They then look back at the “Pink Panther” film series Throughout …
May 10, 2024

Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 54-7 : How projection shows came to the Wizarding World

Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start this week’s show by discussing the latest “Despicable Me 4” trailer. They then review what Universal Parks & Experiences just revealed about Epic Universe’s Super Nintendo World. Throughout this …
April 26, 2024

Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 53-6: Meet the horrifyingly cute Frankenstein Junior

Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the tram accident that happened this past weekend at Universal Studios Hollywood. They then take a close look at the perks annual passholders will be able to en…
April 14, 2024

Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 52-5: How King Kong came to be at the Universal theme parks

Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how the M3gan horde became the break-out hit at last year’s Halloween Horror Nights. They also discuss Universal Orlando’s Stella Nova & Terra Luna resorts T…
March 30, 2024

Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 51-4: Remembering the “Ghostbusters Spooktacular” attraction

Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start this week’s episode by taking a look back at the “How to Train Your Dragon” film franchise. They then pivot to discussing the latest land to be unveiled for Epic Universe Over the course of this …
March 16, 2024

Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 50-4: Raise a glass to Butterbeer Season

Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing the various ways to park-hop at the Universal Orlando Resort. They then talk about how Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating its 60th anniversary Over t…
Feb. 28, 2024

Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 49-3: Remember when the Universal Orlando Resort had a different name

Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start this week’s show by discussing the change that’s reportedly in the works for “Skull Island: Reign of Kong.” They also talk about the Universal Monsters Tribute Store that just opened at CityWalk …
Feb. 14, 2024

Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 48-2: What’s next for Nintendo and Universal Parks & Experiences

Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the Universal-related trailers that aired during Super Bowl LVIII. They then pivot to talking about that 7-minute-long Epic Universe video that debuted online l…
Jan. 24, 2024

Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 47-1: Introducing the Epic Universal Podcast

Jim Hill & Eric Hersey kick off a brand-new show which offers a different take on Universal Parks & Experiences. Highlights include an interview with Carson Luter from Universal Creative about “Villain Con Minion Blast” Over…
June 4, 2021

The Universal Joint Episode 46: What’s significant about UOR’s new $15-an-hour starting wage

Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill discuss NBC Sports’ concerns about the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games
April 29, 2021

Universal Joint Episode 45 : :Which Universal-owned IP will we next see in the Parks

Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill talk about Comcast’s new marching orders when it comes to the Universal Parks & Resorts
March 11, 2021

The Universal Joint Ep 44: Just how long has Epic Universe been in the works

Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how California’s theme parks are readying to re-open. They then discuss how the delay in the production of “Fantastic Beasts” may impact Universal Orlando’s …
Feb. 14, 2021

The Universal Joint Ep 43: When will the Velosicoaster open at IOA ?

Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill talk about Universal Pictures’ plans for a movie version of “Wicked,” the long-running Broadway musical
Nov. 18, 2020

Universal Joint Episode 42: How to get a pretty Potter pressed penny

A look back at last year’s “Universal Christmas” event and some of the new food & entertainment offerings at the 2020 edition of “Holidays at Universal Orlando"
Nov. 4, 2020

Universal Joint Episode 41: Could USH’s Upper Lot be re-opened for the holidays?

Universal Parks & Resorts are now transitioning from terror to tinsel and why “Fast & Furious 9” now seems to be taking the slow lane to theatrical release
Oct. 21, 2020

The Universal Joint Episode 40: Bela -- not Boris -- as Frankenstein’s monster

Bela -- not Boris -- as Frankenstein’s monster
Oct. 7, 2020

Universal Joint Episode 39: Who did Universal originally want to cast as Dracula

Who did Universal originally want to cast as Dracula
Sept. 23, 2020

Universal Joint Episode 38: How to stalk a scarecrow at the Universal Orlando Resort

How to stalk a scarecrow at the Universal Orlando Resort
Sept. 10, 2020

Universal Joint Episode 37: Epic Universe paused. But for how long?

: Epic Universe paused. But for how long?
July 8, 2020

Universal Joint Episode 36: Universal Orlando opens “Stuntacular,” lays off Team Members

Universal Orlando opens “Stuntacular,” lays off Team Members
May 9, 2020

Universal Joint Episode 35: What the future holds for Universal Studios Florida

What the future holds for Universal Studios Florida
March 12, 2020

Universal Joint Episode 34: Why PeacockLive got postponed

Why PeacockLive got postponed
Feb. 19, 2020

Universal Joint Episode 33: How scary will Universal Classic Monsters Land be?

How scary will Universal Classic Monsters Land be?