Orlando Out of Context
Orlando Florida Lifestyle Podcast featuring conversation on living in Central Florida. Your hosts Brian and Stephanie talk about their experiences living in one of the most visited cities in the world. Discover what its like to live here and hear from the people who make this place their home.
EDC, Night of a Million Lights, Hall on the Yard, Milkhouse, Kelly's Ice Cream, Sir Henry's Trail, Sickies Garage
42 min 22 sec
We welcome back Denna Beena to the podcast! Whats new for the 2021 haunt season? Listen as the Halloween queen herself gives us the rundown! You can follow Denna @halloweenguideorlando or visit halloweenguideorlando.com
1 hr 1 min
Listen in as we chat about our travels up north, magical dining birthday celebrations, and some Halloween fun here in Orlando!
45 min 55 sec
Welcome Orlando Out of Context's newest co host Jhonatan! Listen in as we break him in with an Orlando favorites speed round! We also have our picks for Orlando's Magical Dining running now thru October 3rd.
40 min 20 sec
Last week we ventured into Downtown Orlando to try some new spots, which included Neon Beach, Aloha Beautiful and Ann Teague's Lamp Supply. We also discuss the mystery behind What Castle's "failed" attempt at a ghost kitchen, and Portillo's long awaited opening in the attractions area.
51 min 13 sec
Welcome Chef Michael Collantes to the podcast! Chef Mike is the visionary behind Taglish Collective which includes Taglish, Perla's Pizza and his brand new omakase concept called Soseki. We had the honor of sitting down with him to talk about his life and the road that brought him to create the Taglish Collective. Chef has opened his three concepts in the span of just 18 months. This is a do-not-miss episode! Learn more about Soseki at www.sosekifl.com
46 min 35 sec
Did you know that the Shamrock Shake gives back to the community through the Ronald McDonald House®? We welcome Lou Ann DeVoogd, President/CEO and Jarrod Daab, Chief Development Officer of Ronald McDonald House® Charities of Central Florida. Learn more about RMHCC by visiting their website at rmhccf.org. Don't forget to grab your Shamrock Shake this year before it's gone!
28 min 20 sec
Stephanie's birthday was in January and we talk about what we did to celebrate, including breakfast at the Four Seasons and a spa day at Spa by JW. We recently were in Downtown Orlando and talk about our experience at Hanson's Shoe Repair and Mather's Social Gathering. PLUS, we have another giveaway... $100 to Island Grove Winery! Come hang with us!
33 min 14 sec
We welcome Andrianne and Alexandra of The Orlandhos to the podcast! These two are best friends and have created a following on social media around exploring all Central Florida has to offer... from food to activities. They share with us some of their Orlando favorites and we announce a giveaway we are doing together with them!
23 min 32 sec
We welcome back Kim and Josh to the podcast. They were our very first guests and we are thrilled to welcome them back. They have been busy since the were last on the podcast almost three years ago... Kim and Josh have successfully opened a brand new gym called FiT PRiNT. Tune in to learn about their unique take on the gym and fitness... they are a lot of fun, and you do not want to miss this!
32 min 29 sec
Join us as we close out 2020 with a walk down memory lane of everything we did (and didn't do) in 2020. We recorded this episode, LIVE, on the Stereo app... that you to all of our live listeners, especially to those who send voice messages during the recording. Happy New Year to all!
1 hr 23 min
We are thrilled to welcome Rob and Charles, the duo behind one of Orlando's top Instagram Feeds, Lego Explore Orlando (@lego_explore_orlando). We talk about how the account came into being, their history with Orlando, their favorite things in Orlando, and more! Lego Explore Orlando was voted 2020's Best Local Social Media Feed by Orlando Magazine readers. Follow them on Instagram at @lego_explore_orlando.
27 min 7 sec
Yes, you read correctly... we recorded this episode live, in front of a live audience via the Stereo app! Thank you to all of those who listened live and contributed their questions and comments, we appreciate it and are so grateful. Welcome to our third Christmas episode in the history of Orlando Out of Context. We break down what's happening across Orlando during this holiday season!
1 hr 32 min
We are honored to welcome Omar Elkalyoubie from Give Kids the World to the podcast. We talk about the the history and mission of Give Kids the World as well as Night Of a Million Lights. The Christmas light display is truly spectacular and should not be missed this holiday season in Orlando.
42 min 24 sec
Join us as we speak with Denna from Halloween Guide Orlando about Halloween Season 2020! We reflect back on the impact that the pandemic had on Halloween and how Halloween might be changed forever! Denna is a wealth of knowledge about Halloween and the arts in Orlando. Follow Denna at @halloweenguideorlando or visit halloweenguideorlando.com.
1 hr 5 min
Welcome to our third annual Halloween episode! We are join once again by Debbie Lee (IG: @duchessofwindermere). This is our favorite season and we give you a rundown of some of Orlando’s best haunts. Listen in and let us help you plan your spooky season!
45 min 15 sec
Who is ready for Halloween? In this episode we chat with Jessica Mariko; Executive Producer of The Haunted Road. When approaching spooky season during a pandemic you have to get creative... and Mariko and her team have done just that! Listen in as we discuss central Florida’s first contactless, drive-thru Halloween theatrical event!
23 min 25 sec
Long time no see! We're back with Episode 70! We talk about a lot, including: TikTok, attractions reopening, Island Grove Wine Company, The Robinson Coffee Room, Gods & Monsters + Vault 5421, Southern Contemporary, The Polite Pig and the Lakeland Drive-in theatre. Yes... we've got a lot to talk about. We're glad to be back!
44 min 3 sec
In Episode 69 we chat with local photographer Steven Madow. Listen in to hear how he catches Orlando from all the best views!
What are you looking forward to once we are released back into the "wild?" In this episode we discuss things we are looking forward to doing once we're safely out of quarantine. We hope everyone is staying safe and sane out there. Thank you to all of our listeners who nominated us for Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando... we are looking forward to the next 'round... the voting!
25 min 22 sec
What is it like to be in the position of having to find a job during a pandemic? We welcome Madison to the show, and she tells us her story of joining the team at Amazon... all from her home. That's right, she doesn't deliver orders... Tune in to hear her story. Follow Madison on Instagram @madison.breanne
37 min 56 sec
We are excited to welcome Lauren of Pixie Dust and Points to the podcast! Lauren uses her Instagram account to share her love of Disney and how she uses Weight Watchers to live a healthy lifestyle, follow her @pixiedustandpoints. We talk to Lauren about her experience with WW. Lauren shares with us some of her favorite things around Orlando and Disney. We also talk about Lauren's lifestyle and travel blog she started with her husband, you can check it out at hearthandroam.com.
49 min 36 sec
We are thrilled to welcome back Joey and Alex of Hungry Pants! We check in with the guys to discuss the opening of Hungry Pants. We talk about how they have been managing through the pandemic. The pandemic hit our region just as they began to launch their weekend brunch, so we discuss brunch and the many delicious items on that menu. Tune in and follow them on Instagram @eathungrypants or visit and order at EatHungryPants.com!
40 min 6 sec
We welcome Briana Watson to the podcast. Briana is mom to three year old Ari. Briana gives ProTips and shares great info on how to make the most of Central Florida with an active little girl in tow. Whether you are a local or someone coming to Orlando for the first time, we hope this episode gives you ideas and sparks your desire to get out and explore. Check out Briana on Instagram: @watsongirls143
49 min 2 sec
We're back! And we've compiled a list of the best places to grab a hamburger in Orlando! Now is the time to start planning our return to dining out. Having a fresh hamburger served up from one of the restaurants on our list is a great way to re-enter the dining world when we can. However, some of the places on our list are currently doing take-out! Tune in and then let us know your favorite place to grab a hamburger in Orlando.
34 min 40 sec
We are here to bring some positivity into your life during this time of social distancing! We celebrate a few of our favorite restaurants that are offering take-out and delivery to get you through the weeks to come. We also discuss some things to keep you entertained while our situation improves. Be safe everyone!
32 min 31 sec
This is the best time of year to be outdoors experiencing Florida's beauty. In this episode we discuss our experience on the Scenic Boat Tour of Winter Park - a Central Florida attraction dating back to 1938! Stephanie shares her recent experience at Blue Spring State Park where she visited manatees. Stephanie also shares tips to make the most out of your next visit to Bok Tower Gardens.
28 min 48 sec
What is your favorite kind of Asian food? Japanese? Chinese? Vietnamese? Korean? Thai? We cover a wide range of Asian eateries throughout Central Floria. We welcome special guest Marti Simone of the Gruesome Gossip podcast. Marti has a great appreciation for Asian culture and food, especially for all things Japanese as she was a student ambassador in Japan during high school. Marti helps us as we share our must-try Asian places in Orlando!
1 hr 7 min
We're back! After a mid-season hiatus... we have returned! Join us as we catch up on what we've been up to since ringing in the New Year! We talk Orlando Magic games, great food... like breakfast at the Four Seasons, Cafe d'Avignon and Bar Harbor Seafood, AND more!
52 min 46 sec
We talk ProTips regarding Orlando during New Years time. Tune in to hear about what we're looking forward to in Orlando for 2020 and beyond. We chat about our favorite episodes from the past year. Thank you to everyone who has been listening during 2019! We appreciate all of you... see you in the new decade!
40 min 56 sec
The decorations are up across Orlando and the holiday season is in full swing! Chloe from CelebrationAndDecorate.com joins us and we discuss holiday festivals throughout Central Florida. We talk about our Christmas meal traditions and dive into a short list of restaurants in Orlando that are open on Christmas day so you don't have to cook! Brian and Stephanie give a report on the premiere of Garden Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol. Grab your tickets to A Christmas Carol at GardenTheatre.org and use promo code OOOC1920 for 15% off!
55 min 36 sec
What makes Orlando so attractive on a human level? This is just one of the questions from our listeners we respond to in this episode. We welcome Rosie from Rosie Roaming Orlando as a guest host. Our conversation with Rosie covers several topics all revolving on our Orlando experiences. Share your own Orlando experience with us by leaving a voicemail at 407.603.6994.
1 hr 5 min
Need a great date night idea? We've got a great Christmas themed date night idea for you in this episode! Brian reports on Yelp's Noche Tropical... a true taste of Orlando which was hosted at the Orlando Science Center. We talk Hungry Pants, which is now open! Stephanie gives us a report on Epcot's Eat to the Beat and her beloved Hanson. We also talk about breast augmentation awareness. We finish by chatting about Orlando Ballet's beautiful Vampire Ball!
58 min 21 sec
We talk to George Wallace, Executive Director of The Center. The mission of The Center is to promote and empower the LGBT Community and its allies through information, education, advocacy and support. Founded in 1978, The Center has a rich history in Central Florida. It is now the number one HIV testing center in Florida. The Center is also home to 20+ community groups who regularly meet in their building. If you want to learn more about The Center, visit their website at thecenterorlando.org, call them at 407-228-8272 or email them at info@TheCenterOrlando.org.
33 min 32 sec
Welcome to our second annual Halloween episode! This year we welcome Debbie Lee, @duchessofwindermere, as a guest host for the Halloween episode. We talk Cocktails and Screams, Halloween Horror Nights, Dark Horizons, A Petrified Forest Scare Trail, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and more!
53 min 16 sec
The Dinner Party Project holds intimate dinners, which unite eight randomly selected strangers around the dinner table for thoughtful conversation, delicious food, and drinks. Brian attended one of these dinners this month and shares his experience. Deathtrap is now playing at Garden Theatre in Winter Garden. We talk about this thriller comedy play which runs through October. Grab your tickets at GardenTheatre.org and use our promo code OOOC1920 to take 15% off.
36 min 22 sec
In this episode we talk about the new menu items at Susuru... a true Orlando gem! Thank you to Susuru for inviting us to their tasting event. Stephanie shares her delicious meal of shrimp at Tasty Takeover in the Milk District. We are also so happy to announce different ways for you to connect with us! You can now fill out a form to share your interest with us to have an interview to be featured on the podcast. We also now have a hotline! Want to share your own ProTip about Orlando, have a question for us, want us to discuss something?! Call in and share your thoughts with us! Call 407.603.6994!
35 min 42 sec
Pizza, pizza, and more pizza. This is the first pizza episode... of possibly more pizza episodes? It is one of the best food groups. We take you on a journey through some of of favorite pizza places in Central Florida. Buckle up for this cheesy adventure! Tune in to learn how you can win free pizza at one of our favorite pizza places, Pienezza, during the week this episodes launches.
55 min 28 sec
We had the privilege of sitting down with Alex Marin and Joey Conicella. Alex and Joey founded and operated The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck. They are now working on their next creation, Hungry Pants, Orlando’s very own #plantcurious fast-fine eatery! We talk about the history of Yum Yum Cupcakes and their journey to Hungry Pants. We are so excited to see this place open in Fall of 2019! Check them out on Instagram at @eathungrypants and visit the website eathungrypants.com.
1 hr 9 min
We are joined this week by Debbie Lee AKA The Duchess. Debbie is self-described "BodyPosi Sex Nerd" who works at Fairvilla Megastore and runs her Instagram account @DuchessOfWindermere ! We talk about what sex positivity is as well as dive into the topic of body positivity.
44 min 6 sec
Thank you again to all who nominated and voted for us for Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando 2019! Last week we went to the BOO2019 party in Celebration of the winners! We report on our trip to Pom Pom's Teahouse and Sandwicheria - have you ever had chocolate tea?! We talk Coronado Spring's Gran Destino tower and its beautiful views. We throw a Pro-Tip at you for Savannah Bee Company's mead wine tasting - a great thing you probably haven't done yet at Disney Springs! Finally, make sure you check out Garden Theatre's 2019/2020 season... the first show is Ragtime. Grab your tickets for 15% off by using promo code OOOC1920.
34 min 30 sec
We talk with artist and muralist Kristi about her work in and relationship with Orlando. Kristi is an artist who has been painting murals in Thornton Park, College Park, Sanford and beyond! Tune in as we hear her story. Follow Kristi on Instagram @kristipaintsorlando and visit her website at kristipaintsorlando.com.
37 min 49 sec
We meet up with Matt from the Disney Coffee Blog to talk about the exciting things going on in the world of coffee... at Walt Disney World. We take a look at Disney through a the unique viewpoint of its diverse coffee offerings... from Joffrey's to Starbucks. If you love coffee and Disney Parks, this episode is for you! You can visit Matt's blog at DisneyCoffeeBlog.com and follow him on Instagram @DisneyCoffeeBlog, and make sure to check out his YouTube too!
28 min 43 sec
It is time once again for Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month. There are 120 restaurants throughout Central Florida participating this year. Each restaurant offers a menu with appetizer, main course and dessert for just $35. Ron joins us for this episode to discuss the best deals and we all give our recommendations and ProTips. Remember $1 from every meal served during Visit Orlando's Magical Dining benefits one or more local nonprofits that help children in need. Get ready... Magical Dining starts August 23! For more information visit https://www.visitorlando.com/en/magical-dining
41 min 8 sec
What a feeling!!! Flashdance The Musical is here and in partnership with Garden Theatre we're doing a giveaway for tickets... listen in for instructions on how to enter. We show our love for Heather McMahan and discuss her new Absolutely Not Podcast which has hit the Number One spot on Apple Podcast! Jaleo is a new Spanish restaurant in Disney Springs and Brian discusses his great experience at this new and beautiful spot. We talk about two great day trips from Orlando: Tampa/St.Pete (where is visited Oxford Exchange & No Vacancy) and The Royal Palm Express.
50 min 49 sec
We welcome Adam from Dating Kinda Sucks Podcast to talk about dating in Orlando and 2019. Hear Adam’s tips on creating a dating profile that stands out from the rest. We discuss the idea of “meet-ups”… is it better to chat for a while or meet-up as soon as possible to see what the person is about… in person. Did you know Ashley Madison ranks Orlando as the number one city for infidelity occurs? Now you know… tune in to hear us talk about it! Thank you to Adam for joining us and a shout-out to Sarah his co-host at Dating Kinda Sucks! To learn more about Dating Kinda Sucks visit their website, DatingKindaSucks.com
53 min 6 sec
Ready for a roadtrip? Stephanie gives a trip report on the Southern Living Idea House 2019 just north of Jacksonville. We talk about our experience at La Boucherie - a French steakhouse chain right here in Orlando. Like shrimp? We talk Stoningtons Fried Shrimp. Flashdance the musical is coming to Garden Theatre this week! Get your tickets 15% off with promo code OOOC2019 at GardenTheatre.org. Finally we give a report on the I-4 prayer meeting we attended.
27 min 51 sec
We talk restaurants including two Orlando restaurants that made OpenTable's nation wide list of places for a "Big Night Out." We give our report on the Brazilian food truck - Chicken Bites. Need movie and Netflix binge recommendations? We have those for you for your summer binges. We also discuss cracked phone screens and provide a ProTip on where to get them replaced in Orlando.
48 min 37 sec
...of Season 1. We finish off Season 1 of Orlando Out of Context by remembering some of our favorite episodes. We also talk Bite 30... an Orlando event during the month of June that allows you to try three course meals at select restaurants throughout Central Florida. We also talk about our amazing experience at Mia's Italian Kitchen - the new sister restaurant of Cafe Tu Tu Tango, located on International Drive!
41 min 9 sec
Attention!!! ProTips ahead... We talk "hiking trails", getting into restaurants with no reservations, car care in Orlando, most affordable movie tickets, and beating the lines and fuss of the grocery store. We're always looking to avoid crowds when possible and have the best experiences possible... today we give you an episode full of ProTips for Orlando, Florida!
34 min 37 sec