Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

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Hosted by podcasting veterans Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac, Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast provides information and entertainment to an ever-growing worldwide audience of STAR WARS fans. From the animated CLONE WARS and REBELS series to the highly anticipated sequel films, Rebel Force Radio puts you on the front lines of fandom. Featuring interviews, commentary, news, reviews, contests, giveaways, and much more from a galaxy far, far away.

Episodes

Star Wars Influences #23  

We talk plenty about the upcoming HAN SOLO standalone film including a review of leaked concept art and recent photos Alden Ehrenreich’s hairstyle. Promotion for THE LAST JEDI has begun in Japan and it promises “The Most Shocking Truth in Star Wars History Will Soon Be Revealed!” We consider what that’s supposed to mean. Plus, we get our first glimpse of STAR TREK DISCOVERY and feel a definite Star WARS vibe. And, Paul reveals his top four characters he want to see return in THE LAST JEDI.

Rebel Force Radio: May 12, 2017  

Dave Filoni’s “Heroines of Star Wars” panel and the “Forces of Destiny” animated shorts announcement were highlights from Star Wars Celebration Orlando.  We review it all with Melody Deel, Public Relations Officer for the Rebel Legion: Mountain Base. Plus, we break down the STAR WARS REBELS season four trailer and speculate on the future of Star Wars animation. We also review a few nuggets from the “Animated Origins & Unexpected Fates” panel. And, an Outrageous Unthinkable moment from the STAR WARS cutting room floor was revealed at SWCO…Hear what it was!

Rebel Force Radio: May 5, 2017  

Kyle Newman joins us this week to respond to F.J. DeSanto's predictions about THE LAST JEDI, and talk about SWCO and STAR WARS REBELS. Voice actor Christopher Corey Smith (Luke Skywalker in Phineas and Ferb Star Wars) joins us to talk about his former life as a STAR WARS dumpster diver. Christopher tells us about his adventures growing up in the Bay Area during the production of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and finding amazing artifacts among the refuse at Lucas's special effects company Industrial Light and Magic. Plus, The Beatles masterpiece "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" gets the STAR WARS treatment, "When The Galaxy Listens" finally gets released, and much more! 

Rebel Force Radio: April 28, 2017  

THE LAST JEDI gets decoded by F.J. DeSanto this week on RFR. Hear what F.J. believes will be the plot of TLJ and the fate of the characters based on what we saw in the teaser trailer. No spoilers. No insider scoop. Just hypothesis and educated speculation in the truest spirit of fandom. You will enjoy hearing what F.J. has to say! Plus, we go back to Orlando to visit Jeremy Meadows at the incredible Nissan display at SWCO to talk about the incredible STAR WARS 360 degree virtual reality experience created by Nissan and ILM, the Episode VIII trailer, young Han Solo and of course, the Nissan Rogue: Star Wars Rogue One Limited Edition. And, news headlines with audio highlights from Rian Johnson, Ashley Eckstein, Rosario Dawson, rare audio from 1983 of Mark Hamill talking to Gene Siskel about the Sequel Trilogy and more. 

Rebel Force Radio: April 22, 2017  

We recap our adventures at STAR WARS CELEBRATION ORLANDO and talk about the pros and cons from the convention. “Look at the size of that thing!” Wedge Antilles actor Denis Lawson joins us in Orlando for an exclusive interview about his experiences in STAR WARS and beyond. SWCO was Denis’s first-ever STAR WARS event appearance and RFR is his first-ever STAR WARS podcast interview. Hear what the elusive actor had to say about meeting fans and taking in the con. Plus, we make a ton of excuses for confusing Kylo for Rey as we reviewed THE LAST JEDI teaser poster last week, and discuss a few character theories for the Sequel Trilogy. And, news headlines featuring interview audio highlights from Kathleen Kennedy, Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill.

Star Wars Influences #22  

Paul Bateman joins Jimmy Mac for a full review of the teaser trailer for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. We go through the trailer shot-by-shot as Paul lends his artistic eye for a deep dive into the biggest footage to emerge from Star Wars Celebration Orlando. We also talk about the convention itself and Paul reviews the touring museum exhibit STAR WARS IDENTITIES, currently in London. 

Rebel Force Radio: April 15, 2017  

You've seen the trailer. We've seen the trailer. Now, hear our immediate reactions to what was shown, complete with panel highlights from Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Yes he does talk! With special guest Billy Mac. 

Rebel Force Radio: April 13, 2017  

Leaving NO FAN BEHIND, we kickoff Star Wars Celebration 2017 with a live show in front of a packed house at the Hilton Orlando. Join us for special guests, fans, and surprises. It's biggest RFR party of all time!  

Rebel Force Radio: April 7. 2017  

Star Wars news headlines with recent comments about the future of STAR WARS from Disney’s Bob Iger, interesting ROGUE ONE revelations from Riz Ahmed, an EPISODE IX update from director Colin Trevorrow, and a recently uncovered interview of Sir Alec Guinness talking about working with George Lucas on STAR WARS. And, speculation about Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett standalone films going before the cameras, and other rumors about the direction of the franchise. Plus, looking forward to Star Wars Celebration Orlando, STAR WARS in Pop Culture, and more stuff!

RFR Rewind: April 2017  

Welcome to RFR Rewind, where we open up the archives to present you with some of the biggest moments in our Star Wars podcasting history.
This episode features the story of Katie "The Star Wars Girl" with Ashley Eckstein and author/mom Carrie Goldman, The "Mandalore Rain" Contest, Billy Mac and Star Wars guitars, Billy Dee tries on Jovan Musk for The Quote of the Week and more!
RFR Rewind is a Patreon Exclusive being made available to all during this introductory period. For more info on how you can become a member of the RFR Patreon Community, visit www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio

Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E21-22  

The STAR WARS REBELS season 3 finale was an epic two-parter that brings the war to the hidden base on Atollon, forcing our Rebel crew into full-on war. From ground to sky to space, this is a battle for the ages! Joining us to discuss the fight and Thrawn are elite RFR Jedi Council members F.J. DeSanto and Paul Bateman. 

Rebel Force Radio: March 24, 2017  

Sam Witwer jumps into this round of our epic debate about The Chosen One. Sam shares his opinions about the identity of the galactic savior and lays down some sweet knowledge and insight. We also go behind-the-scenes with Sam to talk about his performance as Darth Maul in STAR WARS REBELS "Twin Suns". We review recent revelations about earlier and alternate endings for ROGUE ONE, and recent comments from Woody Harrelson about the Young Han Solo film, now shooting in London. Plus, we announce the winners in our ROGUE ONE digital download giveaway and more.

Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E20  

“Twin Suns” brings an end to the long-simmering feud between Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Years in the making, STAR WARS REBELS brings us this moment and leaves us asking a bunch of questions. An episode of this magnitude demands RFR analysis with a critical eye. Joining us to discuss “Twin Suns” are author Adam Bray (“Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia”) and our pal Paul Bateman. We talk about our many likes and many dislikes from this episode, and opinions fly fast and furious. Especially when we consider the true identity of “The Chosen One”. Strap yourselves in for this one because when we start talking about Rebels, it ain’t like dusting crops, boy!

Rebel Force Radio: March 17, 2017  

Gearing up for Star Wars Celebration this week as we get the lowdown on everything happening for collectors…And for partiers! Veteran Star Wars collecting expert Chris Fawcett gives us a complete breakdown of all the amazing panels for collectors at Celebration. And, we are happy to reveal exactly what we have planned for attendees of the RFR Celebration Kickoff Bash! Filmmaker and RFR documentarian Sheldon Norton joins us for the big announcements! Frank Oz made some comments about his possible participation in THE LAST JEDI that were pretty easy to read between the lines. Listeners give their suggestions for the Star Wars Bedtime Kisses tradition, and tell us which severed limbs from the saga we missed last week. Listen and enjoy while waving a green lightsaber for Star Wars St. Patrick’s Day with RFR.

Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: S3E18-19  

Jason is back for this double-shot episode of Rebels Declassified as we are also joined by Geek Out Loud's Steve Glosson to discuss "Secret Cargo" and "Double Agent Droid". From the emergence Mon Mothma as the leader of the growing rebellion, to Chopper's corruption by an Imperial hacker, we tackle it all. 

Rebel Force Radio: March 10, 2017  

Bob Iger talked about the future of Star Wars at the latest Disney Shareholders meeting. He’s seen THE LAST JEDI, and he likes it! We have audio highlights so you can hear from the man himself. Also, the latest updates from THE LAST JEDI and Young Han Solo with a Donald Glover radio appearance. And, we look forward to the upcoming ROGUE ONE home video release and The Making of Rogue One book. BIG RFR PATREON COMMUNITY NEWS: We announce our new Patreon benefits on this week’s show, including NEW exclusive podcasts from RFR, available only at our official Patreon page. Plus, rumors about Benecio Del Toro’s role in THE LAST JEDI, “Stranger Things” actress Millie Bobby Brown wants to join the saga, The Star Wars Bedtime Kisses tradition, The history of severed limbs in the saga, and Swank has a Goodwill Store misadventure. 

Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: S3E17  

The identity of The Fulcrum is at stake as Kallus tries to dodge the grasp of Grand Admiral Thrawn while the secret location of Chopper Base is in jeopardy. Jimmy Mac and Kyle Newman get together to break down the latest REBELS ep. "Through Imperial Eyes". From the opening sequence's first person perspective to the Easter eggs hidden within Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, we leave no code cylinder unchecked. Plus, Kyle gives a SMUGGLER'S update, and much more.

Star Wars Influences #21  

We look ahead to the future of STAR WARS when Jason Swank stops by to ask the question: Will any of our favorite characters have a happy ending? Jimmy and Paul continue to look ahead with speculation about THE LAST JEDI. Plus, we discuss the recently revealed Star Wars Celebration 2017 key art and talk about some STAR WARS poster art. The Han Solo standalone film has begun shooting in London with Joonas Suatomo taking on the role of Chewbacca solely by himself, Carrie Fisher's Oscar wish gets support in Hollywood and much more.

Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E14-16  

Declassified returns with a triple-play featuring analysis of the last three episodes of STAR WARS REBELS. Paul Bateman joins us to talk about all the Ralph McQuarrie design influences in "Warhead", then we dig deep into Sabine's story with the Darksaber duology: "Trials of the Darksaber" and "Legacy of Mandalore".

Rebel Force Radio: February 17, 2017  

While looking forward to THE LAST JEDI, we continue to pick apart and analyze ROGUE ONE. Joining us this week with his review is up-and-coming NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney, who shares his fandom with us while prepping for the biggest race of the year, The Daytona 500. Keeping with our auto theme, Nissan visited the Chicago Auto Show with a massive ROGUE ONE interactive display. Jimmy Mac paid a visit and talked The Wars with Nissan's Jeremy Meadows, who gives us the behind-the-scenes info about the Nissan Rogue One Limited Edition and who he met at the ROGUE ONE world premiere. Plus, the latest news about THE LAST JEDI with comments from Disney's Bob Iger, Kylo Ren actor Adam Driver and Josh Gad continues to harass Daisy Ridley. And, Mulgrew vs Feldshuh, RFR Slow and Tell, and bowls upon bowls of ROGUE ONE Chex Mix. #Savory

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