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The Exhaust Port - a Star Wars Podcast

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Created by Dork Side Productions and hosted by Todd Canipe, The Exhaust Port Podcast gets down to the nitty-gritty of all things Star Wars - movies, books, comics, collecting, animation, politics - you name it, Todd and his amazing and ever-rotating guests cover it if it's Star Wars related!

Created by Dork Side Productions and hosted by Todd Canipe, The Exhaust Port Podcast gets down to the nitty-gritty of all things Star Wars - movies, books, comics, collecting, animation, politics - you name it, Todd and his amazing and ever-rotating guests cover it if it's Star Wars related!


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Created by Dork Side Productions and hosted by Todd Canipe, The Exhaust Port Podcast gets down to the nitty-gritty of all things Star Wars - movies, books, comics, collecting, animation, politics - you name it, Todd and his amazing and ever-rotating guests cover it if it's Star Wars related!






Episode 46 - Hello There, We're Rusty..

Todd Canipe and Reid Byers are back in the saddle for another round of The Exhaust Port. After a riduclously long break (some of which we get into), we decided to make episode 46 all about everyone's favorite space Jesus and heartthrob - Obi-Wan Kenobi. We cover the series from start-to-finish (a bit clumsily, I'll admit) and decide that while not perfect, we dug it for the most part. This episode also kicks off a bit of a new era for The Exhaust Port. We want to make more content, but...


Episode 45 - Mandalorian Mania!

The Exhaust Port Podcast is back! After a bit of a hiatus, I (Todd Canipe) am back in the studio with cohost Sequoyah Winston dishing on all the Star Wars news and happenings we missed talking about over the past two years. And guess what? That means a lot of The Mandalorian. Like a whole lot. During episode 45 we give our opinions on all aspects of the both seasons of the show - breaking down each chapter, details on the main and recurring characters and their overall development and arcs,...


Episode 44 - Rumors & Twerps

For episode 44 of The Exhaust Port podcast, Reid Byers is back in the co-host's seat, joining Todd once again to round up all the latest and greatest Star Wars news, rumors (**SPOILER WARNING**), and theories that surround the galaxy! And in between all of that, the duo tackle the legacy of the Special Editions, basically doing what needs to be done, and laying out the reasons they suck. Oh, and Galaxy of Heroes because, Galaxy of Heroes. Some highlights include: The Breakfast Club As...


Episode 43 - a Constable, a DJ, and a General Walk Into a Bar...

Hello friends! New guest and Star Wars trivia-master extraordinaire Tyler Davis joins me this week's episode of The Exhaust Port to discuss his fandom, as well as the past, present, and potential future of the Star Wars universe. We leave no stone unturned, and the episode really moves quickly. We've highlighted a few points below for your reference: Overall, this was a super-fun episode to record, and I hope to have Tyler on more frequently. Enjoy!


Episode 42 - Ramble On!

The boys are back with episode 42 of The Exhaust Port! Todd is rejoined by Sequoyah in a rambling yet insightful podcast, with the main focus being worldbuilding and the future of Star Wars post-Skywalkers (gasp!). Emotions and frustrations run high during parts of the episode, and the guys are all over the place. But hey, it's Todd and Sequoyah, so you know it's on point, right?. Some highlights include: Solo, a Star Wars Story'sMaking Star Wars Thanks again to everyone who is listening,...


Episode 41 - Chewie, We're Home!

Did you miss us?!? Fear not, after a long hiatus, The Exhaust Port podcast is back to stay and we've got some cool new stuff planned as we relaunch! For our triumphant return in episode 41, Todd is joined once again by Reid Byers to catch up on all the Star Wars happenings we've missed since our last podcast. Here are just a few of the highlights: Solofan filmResistance Thanks for sticking with us, we promise to stick around this time. And if you like the show, give us that review - it...


Episode 40 - Nostalgia and Letting Go

Reid is back in the co-host's chair for a very special 40th episode of The Exhaust Port, everyone's favorite Star Wars podcast! Not only do you get to hear our amazing voices waxing on all things that make Star Wars so nostalgic to fans, but you get to see our faces! That's right, thanks to our good friends at Rough Cut Productions we have a full video of the recording session, which you can check out here! We had a blast recording and filming this episode and hope you guys enjoy it! So onto...


Episode 39 - The Fandom Menace

Come for the amazing Star Wars discussion, stay for Sequoyah's George Lucas impression! That's right, Sequoyah rejoins me for one of the very best episodes of The Exhaust Port Podcast of all time. We tackle the bantha in the room and ask the question - is Star Wars fandom ruining Star Wars? - in an episode called The Fandom Menace. During this two-hour podcast, we cover a huge variety of topics, many of which are at the forefront of fandom today. What happened with the Solo box office and...


Episode 38 - State of the Star Wars Galaxy with Todd & Reid

Todd and Reid are back together for the first time in a few months to catch everyone up on their take on what's going on in the Star Wars galaxy! For episode 38 of The Exhaust Port, the duo briefly discusses Solo, a Star Wars Story before diving headfirst into the state and health of our favorite franchise. After taking a look at the possible reasons behind the box office failure of the aforementioned Solo, we look to the future of Star Wars storytelling with The Last Jedi director Rian...


Episode 37 - SOLO Review and Discussion!

After a (too) long layoff we are back with a brand-new episode of The Exhaust Port Podcast! For episode #37 I am joined by Dave, Katrina, and Dan for a lengthy discussion and review about all things Solo, a Star Wars Story. The crew picks apart every detail of the film and come to the following consensus - damn, this is a fun ride. From Alden and Donald's performances as Han and Lando respectively, to Chewie stealing the show, we cover it all. Wondering what we thought of the new characters...


Episode 36 - Book Club Tackles 'Leia, Princess of Alderaan' by Claudia Gray

We're back! After a long (too long) layoff, The Exhaust Port podcast is back with a rambling edition of Book Club! Dave Bartholomew joins me to discuss the amazing novel Leia, Princess of Alderaan by the undisputed queen of Star Wars writing, Claudia Gray herself. Gray delivers another must-read addition to the growing Star Wars canon, once again centering on everyone's favorite Disney princess, Leia Organa herself. The novel is a coming of age tale for a 16-year-old Leia, detailing her...


Bonus! Todd Goes Solo on the Solo Teaser!!

We've all seen the teaser and the TV spot for Solo, a Star Wars Story, and I gotta say, DAYUMMMM! So much damn that I decided to record a solo podcast (pun 1000% intended!) dishing out some of my initial thoughts on the teaser and just what we might be seeing. During this quick bonus episode, I do a full run-through of the teaser, breaking every-so-often to give my thoughts in real-time as I watch it, lastly adding some extra insight and opinions as to exactly what we might be looking at. I...


Episode 35 - Luke Skywalker: the HERO that Divided a Fanbase

We're back for episode 35 of The Exhaust Port podcast! This time Todd is joined by Reid Byers to play in the world of The Last Jedi one last time (for now). If you're following the universe of Star Wars fandom then you're well aware that the title of "Luke Skywalker: the Hero That Divided a Fanbase" couldn't be more perfect. We cover the ins and outs of the return of the Jedi as it were, and dissect exactly why our hero's triumphant return may have polarized fans the world-over. After...


Episode 34 - Filmmaker Patrick Read Johnson Joins Todd to Talk The Last Jedi

Oh boy, do we have a good episode of The Exhaust Port cooked up for this week! Acclaimed writer & director (and Star Wars fan numero uno) Patrick Read Johnson once again joins Todd for the 34th episode of our podcast and the boys talk about - you guessed it - that little movie called The Last Jedi. Patrick gives his unique insight into Rian's film, including its divisive nature within the fanbase, and offers up some strong opinions as to why this may be. Also discussed is Mark Hamill's...


Episode 33 - The Great The Last Jedi Debate with Todd, Dan, and Dave!

The dust has settled and it's been over a month since The Last Jedi, the eighth installment of the Star Wars saga films has been released. We've had one podcast completely dedicated to the film with quite a few of the regular contributors of The Exhaust Port breaking down and all being in agreement in their love of Rian Johnson's film. Eric and I also discussed the movie in depth during their collecting podcast from a couple weeks ago. Now it's time to hear Dan and Dave's takes (along with...


Episode 32 - '17 Collecting Review & Recap PLUS The Last Jedi Talk with Todd & Eric!

What's up 2018?! We are back with episode 32 of The Exhaust Port - your favorite Star Wars podcast (probably)! We're bringing in the new year proper with a great show featuring Todd with guest co-host Eric Ewton. The boys discuss and review the state of Star Wars collecting in 2017 and look ahead to what we might expect in 2018 and beyond given the fact we have the Solo standalone film in May and then zilch for 19 months (gasp!). Covering the hits and misses this past year, mainly focusing...


Episode 31 - Todd & the Crew Review and Discuss The Last Jedi!

OK, the initial dust has settled and everyone has (hopefully) seen Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi. So guess what?? It's time for The Exhaust Port Podcast crew to break it down! Todd is joined by Dork Side regulars Katrina, Reid, and Sequoyah to go over every detail of the latest installment of the Star Wars cinematic universe in nauseating detail (but in a good way). What did we like? A lot. What didn't we like? Not much! Not only does the crew cover what we loved about the film, we also...


Episode 30 - The Whole Gang Gets Together on the Eve of The Last Jedi!

After a bit of a layoff, The Exhaust Port podcast is back. And when we say back we mean it! For episode 30 host Todd Canipe is joined by a huge group of The Exhaust Port and Dork Side Productions' most frequent contributors in the form of Sequoyah Winston, Dan Bruer, Reid Byers, and Katrina Canipe, to look back on the two years since the release of The Force Awakens - what did we love about it and what doesn't work as well since the new car smell has worn off. And of course, the crew looks...


Episode 29 – Theories and the Future of Star Wars with Todd and Dan Bruer!

Dan Bruer is back in The Exhaust Port saddle for episode 29! He and Todd discuss all the theories floating around Star Wars fandom in regards to The Last Jedi and nothing is left off the table. From Kylo Ren& Ben Solo’s story arc, to Rey’s parentage, to exactly who the hell Snoke might be Read More ...


Episode 28 – Huge The Last Jedi Trailer Breakdown & Lots of Speculation with Todd, Joe, and Katrina!

We are back at it for episode 28 of The Exhaust Port podcast with another breakdown of The Last Jedi trailer, accompanied by copious amounts of theories and speculation. Todd is joined by Joe Ovies from 99.9 the Fan and the lovely Katrina Canipe, and the trio gets straight to the meat of the trailer, breaking Read More ...