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A Star Wars fan podcast featuring super fans, Star Wars personalities, collectors and podcasters. Hosted by writer Pete Fletzer, former contributing editor to Star Wars Galaxy Magazine and Star Wars Insider.

A Star Wars fan podcast featuring super fans, Star Wars personalities, collectors and podcasters. Hosted by writer Pete Fletzer, former contributing editor to Star Wars Galaxy Magazine and Star Wars Insider.
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United States

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A Star Wars fan podcast featuring super fans, Star Wars personalities, collectors and podcasters. Hosted by writer Pete Fletzer, former contributing editor to Star Wars Galaxy Magazine and Star Wars Insider.

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@ATGcast

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English


Episodes

Episode 31 - Alex Damon of Star Wars Explained

9/15/2019
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Alex Damon cohosts the Star Wars YouTube channel called Star Wars Explained with his wife Mollie featuring reviews, analysis and details on all things about the franchise. With over half a million subscribers, Alex has been able to turn Star Wars knowledge into his full-time job. He is the reigning DragonCon and Schmoedown Star Wars Trivia Champion. On this episode, Alex shares with us how he keeps up with all the content, being "the Star Wars guy," the hierarchy of content and speculating...

Duration:01:07:16

Episode 30 - Dan Madsen

9/9/2019
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Today Dan Madsen is the head of PR & Marketing for HerUniverse, the Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) fangirl fashion line. But before that he was better known as the president of the official Star Wars fan club and publisher of Star Wars Insider from 1987 to 2001. Dan shared stories with us about meeting with George Lucas, being charged to reignite the fan club, the first Star Wars Celebration and the bit part he played in The Phantom Menace. We also dug into working with Ashley Eckstein and...

Duration:01:15:52

Episode 29 - Christopher Sean

9/2/2019
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Christopher Sean is known to Star Wars fans as the voice of the lead character on the animated Star Wars Resistance series, Kazuda Xiono. His career spans 16 years of on screen work including Days of Our Lives and Hawaii Five-O. On this episode, Christopher talks about the importance of diversity and inclusion in Star Wars, amazing experiences as part of the SW universe, life behind the microphone and a look at Season 2 of Resistance. 3:00 Getting Kaz 5:15 Growing up with Star Wars 6:45...

Duration:00:50:21

Episode 28 - Noah Outlaw

8/27/2019
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Noah Outlaw runs a podcast called Kessel Run Radio, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network. A video producer by day, Noah is an outspoken Star Wars fan who brings humor to his perspective. 4:30 - Star Wars as a career influence 8:00 - The Fandom Menace 13:15 - Where does their aggression come from? 19:30 - Upcoming Star Wars 20:45 - Improving the marketing of Star Wars 34:30 - Galaxy's Edge and SWCA 36:15 - Ten Questions @OutlawNoah Around the Galaxy online:...

Duration:00:55:20

Episode 27 - Nathan Hamill

8/19/2019
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Nathan Hamill is an artist from Los Angeles with an affinity for large eyed creatures, ranging from cute to macabre, bashful to bellicose. He was raised on a healthy diet of cartoons, comics, movies and toys, which informed his personality and artistic sensibilities. He also happens to be the son of Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill. On this episode we talk about growing up with Star Wars, his take on the Star Wars Sequels and Episode IX speculation with the Son of Skywalker. 3:00 Two Dumb Dinos...

Duration:01:01:59

Episode 26 - Josh & Andy From Holochronicles

8/12/2019
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Andy and Josh are the hosts of the Holochronicles podcast. Based in the Pacific Northwest and the founders of the Blue Milk Brigade, these guys run a very entertaining podcast about Star Wars and Star Wars collecting. On this jumbo-sized episode, we talk to them about collecting philosophy, toys, autographs and the role of collecting in Star Wars Fandom. 3:45 - Who is Holochronicles 10:00 - Origins 15:30 - Prequels marking the return of collecting 19:15 - Steve Sansweet 23:30 - Pete...

Duration:01:52:30

"Best of..." Part 1 - Favorite Star Wars Movie, TV Show or Book?

8/7/2019
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To celebrate our 25th episode, we are looking back on the answers from our guests to our "10 questions" segment. To kick things off, here are some of the answers to "What is your favorite Star Wars Movie, TV Show or Book?" 3:00 Anthony Breznican (episode 6) 5:15 Jason Fry (episode 14) 6:45 The Last Jedi - David Jesse (episode 11) - Bill Sheehy (episode 7) - Madison Thames (episode 17) 9:45 The Empire Strikes Back - Clayton Sandell (episode 10) - Joseph Scrimshaw (episode 23) - John Hoey...

Duration:00:16:00

Episode 25 - Scott Chernoff

8/5/2019
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Old School Star Wars fans know Scott Chernoff as the managing editor of the publication that was their only lifeline to Star Wars during the dark times before the Special Editions and the Prequels: Star Wars Insider. After leaving the magazine shortly after Attack of the Clones, Scott went on to be a writer for Conan O'Brien and BoJack Horseman and an actor on Adult Swim shows Rick and Morty and Hotstreets. In this episode of Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow, Scott joins us to...

Duration:01:27:15

Episode 24 - Shannon Moran

7/29/2019
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Shannon Moran is an Visual Effects editor in London who also runs a podcast called “Postcards From the Galaxy’s Edge.” As an editor she’s worked on major motion pictures for Jon Favreau including Jungle Book and The Lion King and, most recently Netflix’s Dark Crystal. On this episode we talk about watching Star Wars as a VFX editor, early Star Wars memories, being Reylo light, the art of the movie trailer and even video gaming. 2:30 Welcome 3:00 What Makes You a Star Wars Fan? 4:15 Star Wars...

Duration:01:22:51

Episode 23 - Joseph Scrimshaw

7/22/2019
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Joseph Scrimshaw is best known to Star Wars fans as the co-host of ForceCenter podcast with Ken Napzok. He is a comedian, a writer on Adult Swim's Tigtone and Shmoedown trivia champion. He has released multiple comedy albums including Rebel Scum, a Star Wars themed set recorded live at Convergence. On this episode of Around the Galaxy we talked to Joseph about finding humor in Star Wars, the #fandommenace, championship level trivia and what is coming up in the galaxy far, far away. 6:00...

Duration:01:08:27

Quick Spin - Funko at San Diego Comic Con2019

7/21/2019
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In our first news podcast, we are joined by Matt Norris of www.PopVinyls.com who gives us the scoop on Funko Pop's Star Wars presence at San Diego Comic Con. He even shares what it was like at the Fun Fridays Funko party featuring Mark Hamill.

Duration:00:09:14

Episode 22 - Curtis Smith

7/18/2019
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Curtis Smith is the poet laureate of the Star Wars community as well as a member of the 501st Legion. On this episode, Curtis shares some of his poetry, tells us about being in the 501st and talks about the amazing porg island cosplay from Star Wars Celebration. 3:00 Intros and a poem 5:30 Anapestic Tetrameter 9:30 First Star Wars memories 12:30 The 501st Legion 17:30 Star Wars Celebration Porg Island Cosplay 31:15 How does one get into Star Wars poetry? 40:00 Poetry online 51:00 About That...

Duration:01:35:23

Episode 21 - Matt Norris

7/15/2019
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Matt Norris is a college professor and an expert on all things Funko who runs the collector website www.PopVinyls.com. He's a former writer for Cinemablend and a huge movie fan. On this episode, Matt joins us to talk about the history of Funko Star Wars, collecting and his own Star Wars memories. 8:30 - Fandom and sports 9:30 - Getting into Funko 12:00 - Funko beyond Star Wars 19:00 - Funko Star Wars 28:00 - Cinemablend 30:30 - Star Wars memories 51:15 - Ten Questions Twitter: @PopVinyls...

Duration:01:05:25

Episode 20 - Dan Donohue, Part 2

7/9/2019
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On this second part of a two-part episode, we talk about video game acting, working with the legendary Tom Keegan, playing Teldryn Sero in Skyrim, the Lando scenes and a very entertaining 10 Questions segment. Dan Donohue is the accomplished actor who brought one of BattleFront II’s breakout characters, Shriv Suurgav. He has been a member of the Oregeon Shakespeare Festival for 11 seasons and played Scar on Broadway and in the national touring production of Julie Taymor’s The Lion King. Dan...

Duration:01:10:19

Episode 19 - Dan Donohue, Part 1

7/8/2019
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Dan Donohue is the accomplished actor who brought one of BattleFront II’s breakout characters, Shriv Suurgav. He has been a member of the Oregeon Shakespeare Festival for 11 seasons and played Scar on Broadway and in the national touring production of Julie Taymor’s The Lion King. Dan has recently been seen on television in the CBS All Access series, Strange Angels and the Amazon Prime Original, For All Mankind. While Star Wars fans know him for his video game work as the cantankerous Duros,...

Duration:01:03:49

Episode 18 - Neil Lowery

7/4/2019
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Neil Lowery is best known for his positive attitude and good vibes in the Star Wars social media community. On this episode we talk about staying positive in the current state of fandom, early Star Wars memories and some unique and memorable classic toys. 2:30 - Meet Neil 8:30 - Prequels hit the UK 11:45 - Jumping on Twitter 14:00 - Star Wars Celebration 17:00 - Staying Positive 21:45 - Enjoying Celebration 24:00 - Talking to the negative "Twist the question around: what about Star Wars do...

Duration:00:51:32

Episode 17 - Madison Thames

7/1/2019
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Madison Thames is the host of the Doing Talking podcast as well as the StarWars.com fan choice award winning artist for 2018 On this episode we talk about the role of romance in the Star Wars universe, #Reylo and Star Wars Fan Art. 6:30 - Winning the StarWars.com award 11:15 - Talking #Reylo & Romance 26:30 - The Prequels 31:30 - Where's Ahsokah? 39:00 - KOTOR and Aliens 42:00 - Episode IX talk 49:00 - Star Wars Celebration 50:15 - 10 Questions 1:00:15 - Did Padme Die of a Broken Heart?...

Duration:01:07:07

Episode 16 - John Hoey, Part 2

6/25/2019
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John Hoey is the lead editor for Star Wars News Net and one of three hosts on the Resistance Broadcast. On this episode, part 2 of 2, we talk about #MakeSolo2Happen and John turns some of the 10 question segment around on Pete. 2:45 - #MakeSolo2Happen 15:15 - Ten Questions 34:30 - Bonus Question / Talking Solo Around the Galaxy, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network, is a one hour, one guest, Star Wars fan talkshow. Every week we feature celebrities, podcasters, collectors and super...

Duration:00:40:33

Episode 15 - John Hoey, Part 1

6/24/2019
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John Hoey is the lead editor for Star Wars News Net and one of three hosts on the Resistance Broadcast. On this episode we talk about Prequel memories, our love/hate relationship with Attack of the Clones, some speculation on Episode IX, Reylo and redemption, and the pros and cons of Fan Theories. 8:00 - The Star Wars connection 12:45 - Prequel memories 14:30 - Attack of the Clones 20:00 - The Wal-Mart Coffee pot! 22:00 - Pete’s (VERY brief) George Lucas impression 26:15 - Revenge of the...

Duration:00:56:46

Episode 14 - Jason Fry

6/17/2019
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Jason Fry is a best selling author with over 40 Star Wars credits to his name, the most high profile of which is the novelization of The Last Jedi. From the Clone Wars Visual Guide to Solo: Tales from Vandor, Jason has been bringing tales from the Galaxy Far, Far Away to readers as far back as 2008. He is also a journalist and baseball writer who co-writes Faith and Fear in Flushing, the NY Mets blog. On this episode we talk about our shared experience in the Star Wars RPG world, the Star...

Duration:01:12:49