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Brews and Blasters is THE Star Wars Podcast Party! Welcome to a different sort of Star Wars podcast. Born from the discussions between two friends at a local pub in the historic town of Salem, Massachusetts, Brews and Blasters is your chance to kick back and enjoy everything about that galaxy far, far away. Each episode, hosts Chris Salton and Joe Tavano sit down to do what they'd be doing anyway–talk about all things Star Wars, tell some stories, and have a good time. Join them as they share their love for Star Wars, the most obscure Star Wars characters, Boston’s North Shore, 1980s pop culture and delicious food, and occasionally talk to fascinating people–and friends, like an anthropomorphic packet of crystallized lime. The Star Wars Party starts now! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

Brews and Blasters is THE Star Wars Podcast Party! Welcome to a different sort of Star Wars podcast. Born from the discussions between two friends at a local pub in the historic town of Salem, Massachusetts, Brews and Blasters is your chance to kick back and enjoy everything about that galaxy far, far away. Each episode, hosts Chris Salton and Joe Tavano sit down to do what they'd be doing anyway–talk about all things Star Wars, tell some stories, and have a good time. Join them as they share their love for Star Wars, the most obscure Star Wars characters, Boston’s North Shore, 1980s pop culture and delicious food, and occasionally talk to fascinating people–and friends, like an anthropomorphic packet of crystallized lime. The Star Wars Party starts now! It's time for Brews and Blasters.
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Brews and Blasters is THE Star Wars Podcast Party! Welcome to a different sort of Star Wars podcast. Born from the discussions between two friends at a local pub in the historic town of Salem, Massachusetts, Brews and Blasters is your chance to kick back and enjoy everything about that galaxy far, far away. Each episode, hosts Chris Salton and Joe Tavano sit down to do what they'd be doing anyway–talk about all things Star Wars, tell some stories, and have a good time. Join them as they share their love for Star Wars, the most obscure Star Wars characters, Boston’s North Shore, 1980s pop culture and delicious food, and occasionally talk to fascinating people–and friends, like an anthropomorphic packet of crystallized lime. The Star Wars Party starts now! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

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English

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(978) 219-6688


Episodes

213: Ewoks vs Gremlins

6/18/2019
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Despite the title of this episode, we talk a lot about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. But not before envisioning the true battle of our time: Ewoks vs Gremlins, otherwise known as the Benioff & Weiss film series premise. This is an important topic, so let us know who you think would win? And, would they all call it a draw and party afterwards? Where does Robocop fit in? If this sounds like fun, then we've got a show for you! We're also discussing Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order in detail this...

Duration:01:04:27

212: Escape from the Death Star

6/8/2019
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Once again, we’re going places no Star Wars podcast has gone before and we’re playing Escape from the Death Star live on the show! The winner of the game gets to open The Retro Collection Grand Moff Tarkin! Will Chris and Joe escape from the Death Star? Who gets stuck in the trash compacter? Who wins the TIE Fighter dogfights? Who discovers the horrors of the full lyrics to the Cheers theme song? Let’s go, Warheads! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters. Show...

Duration:01:00:01

211: Meet the Mini Rigs

6/1/2019
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Chris and Joe are out this week and in their place are MTV-7 and CAP-2 Captivator—otherwise known as the Corellian hip-hop supergroup The Mini Rigs. From Zorri Bliss to the Knights of Ren to the instantly prophetic shot of Luke and Artoo, we have thoughts on the Vanity Fair article you're not going to hear anywhere else! Joe never gets the numbers right but we assure you this is episode 211, and in this one, Chris and Joe come up with their hip-hop alter egos—the Mini Rigs, DJs CAP-2...

Duration:01:02:35

210: What John Williams’ Mind Sounds Like

5/24/2019
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Before we Escape from the Death Star, we need to ask: where was Luke’s Lightsaber in the stormtrooper disguise? And before we do that, we wonder about John Williams' mind, and hear his new Galaxy’s Edge music and it changes us into weeping barbarians. We only have the soundtracks, but can you imagine what it's like to be inside of John Williams' mind, inside the head of the man who creates those soundtracks?! Epic-ness occurring in every moment. Plus, one of the weirdest NeedEm GotEms...

Duration:01:03:35

209: Dooku Nation

5/21/2019
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Did Indiana Jones ever use a telephone? What would a Workaholics-style show look like starring the Max Rebo Band? These deep thoughts, plus reviews of Dooku: Jedi Lost, Whistlepig Rye, and Fear Factory albums. There is so much Star Wars going on right now, it's impossible to cover it all. But we'll try! In between discussion on The Rise of Skywalker, new untitled firms, Indiana Jones in the modern world, and Dooku: Jedi Lost, we're also spending precious time discussing Fear Factory,...

Duration:01:10:42

208: Fettquest Socks

5/10/2019
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NeedEm GotEm is raging back with a vengeance with a ton of preorders, acquisitions and some really weird stuff. Winter hats, prototype Boba Fett socks, standees, and pencils galore—and then there's the figure preorders, Marty! We got to do something about the figure preorders! If you thought there was a lot of news coming out of Celebration, wait till you hear about all the stuff that Joe preordered! From waves upon waves of figures to the best socks ever, we got it ALL here. Plus,...

Duration:00:59:54

207: Master and Apprentice Revelations, Willow Series Speculations

5/4/2019
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This week, we're taking a trip back into the deep 80s, but not before we imagine a Willow/Breaking Bad mashup and get a good look at the weird guys in the upcoming Star Wars Alien Archive. This episode might be a Brews and Blasters instant classic. Hey guys, this episode was recorded before the announcement of the passing of legend Peter Mayhew; we will have more to say on this great man and his legacy in the coming weeks. On this episode of Brews and Blasters, we're heading straight...

Duration:00:57:08

206: Obligatory Celebration Chicago Recap Part Two

4/30/2019
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We’re awash in Star Wars! With so much going on, we keep the mics on, the drinks flowing and the good times coming. Join us for part two of our Celebration Chicago recap! Our deep dive into everything that was discussed, released or announced at Star Wars Celebration Chicago continues, as we start to dig into The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, Jedi: Fallen Order and more. The Star Wars Party starts NOW, Warheads! It's time for Brews and Blasters. Show Notes The Mandalorian...

Duration:00:52:20

205: Obligatory Celebration Chicago Recap Part One

4/22/2019
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Come along with us as we take a tour of four days of full Star Wars geekery! In part one, we recount our personal Celebration Chicago experiences and surprises while relaying to you what it's like to find the perfect steak tip on your plate. It’s our obligatory Celebration recap episode, but it’s also a bourbon night at the Brews and Blasters beatlab! We go into everything we experienced at Celebration Chicago, from meet-and-greets, photo ops, friends, food and more! After this episode,...

Duration:01:49:46

204: SPECIAL: The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Trailer Complete Analysis

4/13/2019
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Breathe...just, breathe. We are digging deep with our Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer complete analysis, taking a close eye to every shot, with theories, ideas and speculation you won't hear anywhere else! No one's ever really gone...but while Chris is at Celebration Chicago, Bill Drewnowski from Dorklair sits in with Joe to do an in-depth Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer complete analysis, looking at everything that was learned from this huge reveal! You'll...

Duration:01:18:55

203: Celebration Domination Guide

4/9/2019
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On the eve of Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019, Chris and Joe are letting you in on all the tips, tricks and knowledge they've picked up over the years of attending Star Wars Celebrations—from how to find the best food, to the joys of a smaller panel, to the insanity that a simple pen brings to this episode, this is the podcast you need to need to hear this week if you're attending Celebration or hanging at home. Our Celebration Domination guide isn’t a survival guide. This isn’t the...

Duration:00:54:07

202: Steaming Canteen Trucks at Jabba's Palace

3/30/2019
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We're WAY out in international waters this week with discussion about various places canteen trucks might've shown up, then we decide to get really weird! In addition to your voicemails and emails, we got news about Count Dooku, some Old Republic rumors and Joe's obsession with tiny lightsabers. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. Show Notes Links Discord ServerApple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle PlaySoundcloudiHeart RadioTuneInRSSApple PodcastsGoogle...

Duration:01:27:49

201: Weird Food at Galaxys Edge

3/23/2019
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Where else are you going to go to get a detailed review and analysis of the food at Galaxy's Edge? Nowhere else, that's where. This episode starts with Waru, turns left at bantha steaks, asks about Hondo’s age, and ponders a Dryden Vos/Zartan connection. Intro Waru Episode IX Galaxy’s Edge Star Wars Celebration Rebels Remembered Voicemail NeedEm Gotem Wrap Up Artwork this week is from the cover of Star Wars: The Crystal Star, painted by Drew Struzan. Links Discord ServerApple...

Duration:01:22:02

200: The 200th One of These

3/17/2019
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This is it! Whether we're the Hall and Oates, the Bill and Ted, the Chris and Joe of Star Wars podcasting, we've hit 200 episodes. To commemorate this commemorative moment, we've decided to share some never-before-heard footage, share some insight into how the show got started, and give you our thoughts on why the show has endured all this time--and will for years to come. PLUS, we got a barge to look and a macaroni and cheese to discuss. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for...

Duration:01:05:15

199: Rumors and Wraps, Wraps and Rumors

3/11/2019
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This episode is all about rumors and wraps, and we ain't talking about buffalo chicken wraps! From the Episode IX wrap photo to Marvel comics, we got it all on this episode! We got some theories on that Episode IX wrap photo, but we're also thinking about Disney+ series rumors, bad impressions, Rebel Alliance sideburns, Mark Cuban as Constable Zuvio, and more! The Star Wars party stars NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters Show Notes Superbad Links Discord ServerApple...

Duration:01:04:07

198: Grown-Man Mac and Cheese

3/2/2019
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2019 New York Toy Fair, Elks Lodge Toy Fair, Chinese Food Gourmet Fare, King Tips Medium Rare. Two hours of the best Star Wars and non-Star Wars talk you’ll hear this week. We're not talking about just 2019 New York Toy Fair this week, we got a whole other Toy Fair to report on that you never heard of! This is a mammajamma of an episode, and we’re buying figures live on air! In between all the action figure news, we need to talk about King Tips, Chinese food, and the best damn macaroni...

Duration:01:49:21

197: Michael Caine

2/23/2019
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Did you know that Michael Caine invented IG-88? That's not true but if you listen to this episode, you'll understand a little bit of the Star Wars madness we call a podcast. It's official: Brews and Blasters has transcended to a new, strange level that no Star Wars podcast has ever been. We're serious: in between getting REALLY weird this week, we're going over a ton of news! Not that this was recorded pre-Toy Fair, so a rumor about the Hyperreal line is a little off. Anywho, have fun,...

Duration:01:00:02

196: Romance and Blasters

2/18/2019
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If you'd just as soon kiss a wookiee, this is the episode for you! We're looking at the great loves of Star Wars, and NOTHING is off limits. Even that time a cat-lady-alien fell for Anakin. Happy Valentine's Day, Warheads! This week, we're talking about the greatest relationships and love affairs of the Star Wars franchise, and it's not what you think. Yes, we mention Yaddle. Yes, we talk about Avatar. Yes, we discuss pizza. Yes, we talk Tom Green movies. Enjoy the show, guys, because we...

Duration:01:08:36

195: Weird Science Snoke

2/9/2019
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We're tossing as many theories out there as we are hot dogs rolled up in foil. Snoke origins, Jedi mind tricks, and Saelt Marae all get their spotlight this week! Some interesting theories are floating around out there about where Episode IX might take things, and we're gonna dig into a few. Then, we debate whether Qui Gon Jinn was terrible at the Jedi Mind Trick or not. Plus: Some lengthy talk about hot dogs, an epic NeedEm GotEm that goes to parts unknown, and the secret ingredient for...

Duration:01:03:21

194: Renegades Forever

2/3/2019
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Get ready, Warheads—this episode is an all-out barrage of absurdity, as we talk about hands like rocks, the black plague, Point Break and special braised beef. And that's just the tip of the iceberg as the boys buy a Lootcrate, discuss a Blue Snaggletooth acquisition, and consider a duel between Mace vs. Yoda. ALSO: Oppo Lives, Buckets of Ribs, Tish Nip Ibs, and 12-hearted mad libs. Let's GO, Warheads and shout out to the Dragonfruit Crew! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for...

Duration:01:13:30