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Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour

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Two Star Wars-obsessed Chicagoans discuss everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away in this bi-weekly happy hour podcast. From the films to the novels and everything in between, hosts Alyce and Laura get you up to date on the latest Star Wars news, complete with some minor wine-induced garbling. Grab your favorite beverage and get toasted with Alyce and Laura. Email us at

Two Star Wars-obsessed Chicagoans discuss everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away in this bi-weekly happy hour podcast. From the films to the novels and everything in between, hosts Alyce and Laura get you up to date on the latest Star Wars news, complete with some minor wine-induced garbling. Grab your favorite beverage and get toasted with Alyce and Laura. Email us at


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Two Star Wars-obsessed Chicagoans discuss everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away in this bi-weekly happy hour podcast. From the films to the novels and everything in between, hosts Alyce and Laura get you up to date on the latest Star Wars news, complete with some minor wine-induced garbling. Grab your favorite beverage and get toasted with Alyce and Laura. Email us at




Ep 59: Less Balls, Still Weird

Alright, enough of this nonsense. Education is important so you all are going to learn some valuable lessons in this episode. Like how the Titanic was real and how to keep your horny toy poodle in check when he keeps knocking up all the bitches. In Episode 59, hosts Alyce and Laura crack* open a glass of Pink Milk, pull up a chair and try to make sense of all the Star Wars happenings over the last two weeks. Help us get to the Top 10 by voting hereRelease the Abrams cutthis


Ep 58: Sniper Holes

Strap on, kid! No, that’s wrong. Like really wrong. Gross. Let’s start over. Strap IN, kid! It’s Episode 58 of Force Toast! Hosts Alyce and Laura ponder* how many heads Kumail Nanjiani will have in the Kenobi show and learn the real name of those dancing balloon thingies you see at car dealerships. you can pre-order that shiz nowa very busy boysurprise cast announcementthis sausome videoThe Bad Batch trailer is hereBryan WardStar Wars Rebels characterDo you have thoughts on The Bad Batch...


Ep 57: French Force Toast

Hear ye, hear ye! We are the Toast of the Force and we bring you the good word of timesheets and Tim Tams! In Episode 57, hosts Alyce and Laura have written* a jingle for the COVID-19 vaccine and if anyone steals it, we’re gonna come for your as$. We’re lookin at you, Lil John! skip 11:50-15:30skip 36:00-47:40Helpful links referenced in this episode: Late Night with Gucci and KaiserMarch 12 episode of The Jedi Way was all about droidsSolo 2: An A.I. Story Part 1Solo 2: An A.I. Story Part...


Ep 56: Ode de Toilette

No YOU’VE got eye problems! No, not you, Kelly Marie Tran. You’re perfect. Charles Soule too. Both of you: don’t ever change. In Episode 56, hosts Alyce and Laura enjoy* another successful edition of Kenobi Watch™, take a small leap into the world of Marvel and catch up on the latest Star Wars news! via The Illuminerdivia Deadlinevia SFGate.comNY TimesThe Hollywood Reporterexcerpt on starwars.comLight of the Jedi Spoilers from 40:15-58:15Rebel Scum Podcast NetworkGet involved in the...


Ep 55: Naked Because Symbolism & Stuff

It’s Episode Schfifty Five! And as always, this is going to be a very deep and serious show. No silliness to be had here. Move along, move along. LOL JK hosts Alyce and Laura share* their thoughts on the most recent Star Wars news, try to remember books they can’t remember and speculate about what Swol Obi-Wan is gonna be up to in the Kenobi show. Purchase a ticket for a link hereEpisode X Part 1check out Part 2 heredon’t miss the live broadcast on YouTubeWe have to talk about Gina...


Ep 54: Toastalicious

Have you heard the good word? Our wee lil podcast is 2 years old! What? How? How did we get here? What even is this? Who are you? In Episode 54, hosts Alyce and Laura have so much to celebrate* on this lovely Pod-iversary! Plus they’ve got really fun projects and guest appearances coming up that you won’t want to miss! @forcetoastpodGet your tickets to the LIVE event hereStar Wars Episode X written by A.I. Part 1subscribe to the channel!Don’t miss part 2New directors announcedThis Week in...


Ep 53: 1099 Jedi

Think of this podcast like Cher and cockroaches: it’s going to live forever. And until forever arrives, we’ve whipped up whatever this nonsense is for your listening pleasure! In Episode 53, hosts Alyce and Laura are diving* into whatever Star Wars news they can scrounge up while relying on YOU to help us pass the time! Thank you to everyone who sent in prompts, questions and trivia during these slow news weeks! Katee Sackoff reveals some behind the scenes detailsKessel Run TransmissionsA...


Ep 52: Secret Lobotomy

The year: 2021 The place: Trivs City Population: Us In Episode 52, there’s not a lot of news and hosts Alyce and Laura fail at Dry January and acupuncture, respectively. But all is not lost! Viral TikTok and The High Republic are here just in time to save us from the wrath of 2021. livestream eventChris Pine got some details skip 27:10-47:10Helpful links referenced in this episode: Samuel KimBen Solo themeThe Jedi WaySpeaking of Schmoedown Our friends at A Certain Point of View are...


Ep 51: Meat Vibes

If we learned anything from 2020, it’s that 1) meat thermometers break easily and 2) you shouldn’t stick it in too deep. In Episode 51, hosts Alyce and Laura are roasting* a turducken stuffed with Star Wars news, recaps, trivia and general nonsense. the new excerptpanel on Monday, January 4th at 9 am PTThis article on about Ming-Na Wenin this interview with the New York TimesHelpful links referenced in this episode: discuss the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian Twitter:...



We’re not saying you HAVE to familiarize yourself with Molly Shannon’s Sally O’Malley character from Saturday Night live for this episode but…. it wouldn’t hurt. In Episode 50, hosts Alyce and Laura are catching up* on Chapters 14 and 15 of The Mandalorian and all the news that came out of the Disney Investor Day on December 10, 2020. Patty Jenkins is going RogueKenobi filming in a Newer EnglandAndorTHE BAD BATCH!To avoid spoilers for Chapters 14 and 15, skip 47:50 - 1:16:15To avoid all...


Ep 49: Harold From Accounting

Hello there! Hello there! Hello there! 49 and feelin’ fine! In Episode 49, hosts Alyce and Laura catch* up on their Thanksgivings (TV binging and champagne drunk, respectively), then it’s on to the most recent Star Wars news and recaps! Disney Plus Ash Crossan interviewed Katie Sackhoff on ETUse this Cat CarolHelpful links referenced in this episode: Chapter 12Chapter 13roundtable Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_Laura Instagram: @forcetoastpod Email:...


Ep 48: Forever Toasty

Force Toast’s Episode 48 is brought to you by pimple cream and Fisher Price. I mean, not really. But it would be pretty cool, wouldn’t it, Fisher Price? In Episode 48, hosts Alyce and Laura are ringing* in Life Day the only way they know how: with a giant can of Coors Light and a fancy Christmas cocktail. Guess who had which ;-) Krayt Dragon pearlsRumorsthis awesome interviewtrailerThe Star Wars Archive: 1999-20058 chapters of Charles Soule’s Light of the JediAvoiding spoilers for The...


Ep 47: Vegetation-Based Villains

It’s Episode 47 and hosts Spooky Alyce and Laura spend their Halloween drinking and talking* about Star Wars - so it’s pretty much the same as any year! A TALKThe Mandalorian Black Series figureA new Thrawn bookvibinga new excerptHelpful links referenced in this episode: Check out our guest spot on A Larger View of the Force Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_Laura Instagram: @forcetoastpod Email: Website: *This podcast contains...


Ep 46: Old Trusty

What do Kiera Knightley, puberty, 9/11 and There’s Something About Mary all have in common? There’s only one way to find out! (It’s easy, just listen to this episode) In episode 46, hosts Alyce and Laura have a big one for you, nerds. It’s time we have a talk about foot peeling and cat buttholes. Wait, no, come back! We’re just kidding. Kind of. What we actually talk about: an exclusive lookmaking the jump to the big screenA new TV Spot clarifies EW reveals the voice cast listjust a...


Ep 45: Who Asked for That?

This episode has EVERYTHING! Borat impressions! Ebola! Pizza parties! And as always, a little Star Wars talk for your listening pleasure. In Episode 45, hosts Alyce and Laura are recording* a little early (like, 2 days early) because Alyce is SO DEMANDING and doesn’t want to spend her BIRTHDAY editing this dumb show lol. Honestly, can you blame her? Oh yeah, and we’re still not done with Thrawn. [Borat voice] VERY NICE! The Mandalorian has a planhas wiped Star Wars from her brainmusic...


Ep 44: Dingalings

Hello and welcome to Do[n]g Show! This is a show for people who watched Saturday Night Live in the 90s. And also Star Wars. In Episode 44, hosts Alyce and Laura are up* to their usual shenanigans! Laura makes a What If argument tying Rey’s origins to Mandalore and Alyce takes us on a throwback journey to the days of dirty HBO content. AND THEY LIKE UH DOGS! *insert 1998 Molly Shannon enthusiasm here* YouTubeEntertainment Weekly THE TRAILERfrom Ewan himselfStar Wars: Squadrons prequel...


Ep 43: Ker-plunk

What do you get when you combine sugar, spice, and everything nice in Star Wars? Pickled Jedi! This is canon, by the way. Jedi in a jar. A forkful of Force, if you will. In Episode 43, hosts Alyce & Laura report and react* to the latest in Star Wars news and rumors and, per usual, get distracted in the best of ways. Laura’s brain is deteriorating and Alyce gives an update on the funemployment life. The moral of the story: it’s okay to only be operating at 15% right now. Accept it. Lean into...


Ep 42: Force Toast Family Values

Oh, did you all come here looking for Star Wars? This is an Addams Family Values podcast now. In Episode 42, hosts Alyce and Laura relive* the 90s, discuss what’s new in Star Wars news and rumors and try their hand at some sequel trilogy trivia. Anyway stan Joan Cusack. allegedly it’s in the worksUSA Todaya casting announcementPredictionsexcerpt of A Test of CourageHelpful links referenced in this episode: The Jedi Way on YouTubeThe Living Force on YouTubeForce Center’s review of the...


Ep 41: Eau de Man and Wet Dog

What do Xena: Warrior Princess and The Rise of Skywalker have in common? Find out in this episode of Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour! In Episode 41, hosts Alyce and Laura just aren’t into Aphra, but they are into dusty, old Star Wars scripts and man smells? Film props and memorabilia Kylo Ren candlethis new excerptDeadlineskip 36:45 to 57:15 Did you listen to the Doctor Aphra audio drama? We want to hear your thoughts! Shoot us an email at or drop us a DM on...


Ep 40: The Bad B*tches

First off, on a scale from 1 to 10, how perfect are you at grilling shrimp? The answer: nowhere near as perfect as Ewan McGregor in the newest chapter of Alyce’s Obi-Wan Erotica. But we digress. In episode 40, hosts Alyce & Laura kick* their innocent, little podcast out of the house in hopes that it will learn to support itself! It’s a lesson in tough love, friends. But in the meantime, let’s dive into what’s new in a galaxy far, far away! The Bad Batch seriesBEARD WATCHA Lando-centric...