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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

187: Galaxy's Edge, Galaxy of Adventures. Galaxies of Mac and Cheese

12/8/2018
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Galaxy of Adventures is ushering in a new generation of fans, and we're ushering in memories of the mall as we find the perfect way to describe the importance of John Williams. This is episode 187 and true to form, it's a killer! People have come to a lot of conclusions about John Williams' contributions to film and especially Star Wars, but we think we pretty much nail it in this episode. If that's not enough for you to listen, we also talk about Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures and the...

Duration:00:41:43

186: Four Years and a Star Wars Holiday Special

12/2/2018
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This is it—the one you've been asking for: Brews and Blasters watches the Star Wars Holiday Special. Prepare yourself, get your affairs in order: this is an extra-long episode in celebration of four years of the original Star Wars Party. Four years ago, this party started with humble beginnings and big-deal dreams, and today we're happy to celebrate this edifying force of fun and fandom that has become Brews and Blasters: the Star Wars party! And, to commemorate that, since it's LONG...

Duration:02:41:45

185: Max Rebo: Does He Have Arms?

11/27/2018
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It SEEMS like a simple question, but as it turns out, Max Rebo is one of the weirdest alien species ever put on screen. We also talk about Star Wars Resistance and a boatload of Black Series figures. Get weird, Warheads! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. Show Notes It’s cold. We’re bundled up. Resistance: Fuel for the Fire Resistance: The High Tower Does Max Rebo have arms?! NeedEm GotEm Wrap Up Cover art Nick Brokenshire Links Join Our Community:...

Duration:01:00:07

184: Martinis with Oppo Rancisis

11/17/2018
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We came. We saw. We conquered Rhode Island Comic Con and returned with handfuls of Kenners and stories of drinks with Oppo Rancisis. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. You don't want to miss this one. We've had adventures...oh yes, friends, we've had adventures, and you need to hear them! On this episode we detail our experiences at Rhode Island Comic Con 2018, pay tribute to Stan the Man Lee, discuss the report of Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian, geek out of the Cassian Andor series...

Duration:01:19:46

183: Origins

11/10/2018
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Let's have some fun! In between the games, action figure reviews, food talk and PLENTY of Star Wars, we also get into the origins of the Brews and Blasters name and how Chris and Joe's friendship began. PLUS: Winter Hat Guy, stuffed burgers and more, you're about to hear stories, lore and a lot of laughs. Let's GO, Warheads! The Star Wars party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters. Show Notes Links Join Our Community: Discord Server Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify |...

Duration:01:05:02

182: Surprise! It’s a Monster Squad Film Commentary

11/4/2018
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We’ve been threatening it for years, and this Halloween week is the perfect time to make it happen. You know it. You love it. You’ve never heard a commentary track like this! This week “Movies the Podcast” is back, and Chris and Joe watch the 1987 classic The Monster Squad. We learned a lot of things with this screening, mostly about Burger King, Pepsi and dynamite. Oh yeah, and Stephen King rules. Let’s go, Warheads! The Monster Party starts now! It’s time for Brews and Blasters.

Duration:01:28:34

181: Black Series Triple Dark Castles

10/27/2018
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It's a dark and stormy night, but the Star Wars Party doesn't slow down at Brews and Blasters, as we dig into Darth Vader's Castle, The Triple Dark, a creepy-crawly buggy Black Series figure and more. Happy Halloween! This is an episode for theories and speculation, and man, do we have a few! Our Star Wars' imaginations are firing on all cylinders and our tongues have been sufficiently loosened up by vodka, so we just get into it all! From Vader's castle, to Star Wars Resistance, to Black...

Duration:00:55:10

180: Pepperoni

10/22/2018
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Well, Joe's gone keto and Chris is getting ideas, and over the course of this mammajamma, they discuss everything under the sun going on in Star Wars right now. Time to grab a hunk of pepperoni, some provolone, and dig in! From a review of Star Wars Resistance Episode 1: The Recruit, to a debate on what happened to Force Ghost Anakin immediately after RotJ, it's all happening this week! So grab a stick of pepperoni, snap off that top and enjoy! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time...

Duration:01:22:26

179: You’re Practically a Warlock

10/13/2018
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Star Wars and Halloween got together like chicken and parmigiana, so why does this Star Wars Halloween episode spiral out of control?! Well, we tried to do an episode about Star Wars and Halloween, but it turns out one of the Brews and Blasters hosts doesn't really love Halloween so we start spiraling...and end up in a great conversation about Gary Kurtz, the long-lost Making of The Empire Strikes Back documentary by Michel Parbot, and a lot more. Toss in some stellar email, a killer Oppo...

Duration:01:01:07

178: The Mandalorian, Moloch, and Kaz

10/7/2018
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So, Chris and Joe get into the Brews and Blasters studio and Jon Favreau drops a mammajamma of an announcement with THE MANDALORIAN! We dig in, wildly speculate and get hyped in true Brews and Blasters fashion. Then, we start digging into the characters of Star Wars Resistance, and Joe has some thoughts about Kaz you might not have heard yet. And of course, NeedEm Gotem takes a look at Moloch from ALL sides. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. Show...

Duration:00:59:32

177: Whiskey and Action Figures

9/29/2018
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We're having some whiskey and getting to the bottom of Star Wars action figure collecting right now. This is a discussion you'll want to hear! It's been a while since we've had a down and dirty discussion all about action figures, and a lot has changed in the world of collecting in the meantime. Chris and Joe look at what it's like to collect in this second half of 2018, what figures we're chasing, and our predictions for the hobby as we look ahead. And as important as this conversation,...

Duration:01:01:48

176: Star Wars Episode IX State of the Episode Address

9/23/2018
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We just checked in to see what condition Star Wars Episode IX's condition was in. Turns out, it looks pretty rad so far. We go through the full lowdown on the production as it stands, dig into some casting announcements, and make more than a few insane predictions. Hey, we called what would happen to Snoke months ahead, so anything's possible right? Then, we turn our eyes to the sun! Not literally, but we get really psyched up about Zartan-style action figures coming to Star Wars. Toss in...

Duration:01:11:21

175: 24 Hours of Star Wars films

9/8/2018
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It's a simple question, but not such a simple answer: how many Star Wars films have you ever watched in a 24-hour period? And, is it possible anymore to watch them all in succession? We ponder this and other topics in the world of Star Wars, like Kenner Variants, dipped soft serve ice cream, Ahmed Best, Frank Sinatra and more. You might wanna buckle up baby, because the Star Wars party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. Join Our Community: Discord Server Subscribe: Apple...

Duration:01:02:28

174: We Have Returned

9/1/2018
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What's up, Warheads! We have returned! Brews and Blasters is back and we are ready to talk Star Wars because it's been too long! Miss us? We missed you. And you. And you, too! We jump right into recent news with Star Wars Resistance, #CloneWarsSaved, and a lot more! Plus, hear about how an attempt to buy both Yak Face and Blue Snaggletooth in one day was thwarted, and our thoughts on who should be making ranch dressing. You might wanna buckle up, baby, because the Star Wars party starts...

Duration:01:03:54

173: The Whill of the Force

6/22/2018
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Well, George Lucas is still blowing minds and freaking us out with talk of a MICROBIOTIC WORLD...whatever that means, and he finally revealed what is up with the Whills. So, what is the whill of the Force after all? We have a few ideas! Then, it's all about the Kenner quest! We start digging into some Kenner discussion as Chris details his newly acquired carded Kenner action figures and Joe describes the Kenner quest he has embarked upon to complete his collection. It's our last show...

Duration:00:57:43

172: Get the Kenners Get the Exclusives

6/15/2018
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Chris and Joe are here to party! After smashing a couple of chimichangas, the guys pour a little bourbon and get down to business! We’re celebrating Ralph McQuarrie’s birthday. We’re talking about new Star Wars video games (Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order). We’re talking Celebration Chicago, Hayden Christensen, Chicken in the Pot, and SDCC Exclusives. You know what time it is, so let’s GO, Warheads! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters. Also in this Episode: The...

Duration:01:15:48

171: A Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing

6/9/2018
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On this episode of Brews and Blasters, we keep on digging into the amazing Easter eggs and expansion of lore featured in Solo: A Star Wars Story: The Official Guide by Pablo Hidalgo. Then we open up a few figures with the return of NeedEm GotEm and there’s a few surprises—if you know where to look! Then our listeners ask some amazing questions and provide the title for this week. Let’s go, Warheads! You might wanna buckle up, baby. It’ time for Brews and Blasters. Also in this Episode: A...

Duration:00:58:46

170: The Dice of Han Solo

6/2/2018
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So, Solo: A Star Wars Story is an amazing movie, but the box office didn’t live up to expectations. So what! Believe it or not, we think there’s a silver lining to this, and we’ll get into it in this episode. We’re excited to continue our discussion on Solo, and everything about it. Why does this movie work? What does it get right? And, what do worms smell like? Let’s GO, Warheads! The Star Wars party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters. Also in this Episode: REALLY The party...

Duration:00:52:28

169: Solo: A Star Wars Story Immediate Reaction

5/25/2018
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This is where the fun begins! Chris and Joe are fresh out of the AMC Theaters Fan Event for Solo: A Star Wars Story, and are ready to dig into everything! Listen in for our first reactions as we go scene for scene and gush about how much we love this film. Get Your Brews ad Blasters T-Shirt Here! Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Soundcloud | iHeart Radio | TuneIn | RSS RetroZap Podcast Network Apple Podcasts | Google Play |...

Duration:01:08:59

168: Star Wars Resistance Announced

5/18/2018
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Is this real life? We have ANOTHER Star Wars movie just days away, a theme park in construction, a convention just announced, numerous live-action series in development...and now comes the next series from Filoni and Lucasfilm Animation...Star Wars Resistance! We discuss ALL the ramifications from this press release and look at Bobby Moynihan's interview on The Star Wars Show. He sounds like a pretty cool guy! And, with all this going on, did we cram in a reference to Chukha-Trok the...

Duration:00:58:20