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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

Falcon Friday Free For All

4/15/2018
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New figures for Solo: A Star Wars Story are out right now and Chris and Joe already have the jump on some of the new figures as Falcon Friday and Wookiee Weekend are upon us! Listen in to find out your best plan for seeking out the new waves, what's coming down the line for the movie release, and a whole lot more! Plus, we have TWO--count em TWO--giveaways in this episode, so let the Star Wars Party begin NOW to see how you can win! It's time for Brews and Blasters. Also In This...

Duration:01:16:10

Aragosta Fra Diavolo

4/7/2018
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We got new aliens to discuss from the Solo: A Star Wars Story Denny’s commercial, and you can bet Chris and Joe have lots to say about them! Hear the names, analysis, and all the revelations from the commercial and accompanying cards—all before we meet a new friend that loves pasta, packs a heck of a punch, has a tough shell, and heart of gold. The Star Wars party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters. Also In This Episode Announcements WE ARE ON SPOTIFY! Listen and subscribe for...

Duration:01:08:25

Chicken Wings and Chicken Walkers

3/31/2018
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It's a NeedEm GotEm special! Join us for the holiday weekend as we open up figures old and new, and talk about the current state of the collecting hobby. The Star Wars party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters. ANNOUNCEMENTS WE ARE ON SPOTIFY! Listen and subscribe for high-quality listening on all devices! New T-Shirt Styles Available Now! Subscribe iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play | Soundcloud | iHeart Radio TuneIn | RSS RetroZap Podcast Network! One feed to rule them...

Duration:01:10:03

Star Wars Black Light Posters

3/24/2018
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There's so much going on, so grab your brew of choice and let's go! First up: Brews and Blasters HQ is moving, and Chris and Joe are taking the opportunity to redecorate...with lava lamps and Star Wars Black Light Posters. Will they find them? Or, will they just sip their strega and carry on? You'll just have to listen to find out! The Star Wars party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters. Also in this Episode: The Last Jedi ANNOUNCEMENTS WE ARE ON SPOTIFY! Listen and subscribe...

Duration:01:08:26

Branching Out

3/17/2018
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Joe’s drinking cider, Chris has soured on Sour Monkey, but that doesn’t stop us from having a Star Wars Party! We are digging into a lot of stories you might have missed and other weird things that crossed our desks at Brews and Blasters HQ, all the while remembering our first conventions, meeting Matthew Wood, an ode to Johnny Williams, the need for Black Series Rebels characters, and a VERY heady discussion on the meaning of fate and destiny in the Star Wars galaxy. Strap in, cause we’re...

Duration:01:02:25

Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

3/10/2018
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Our purrgil predictions came true! Chris and Joe discuss the epic Star Wars Rebels series finale with a spin they could only put on A Fool's Hope, Family Reunion and Farewell. How does Lord of the Rings factor into the Star Wars Rebels series finale, and what lies ahead for Ezra Bridger, Grand admiral Thrawn, Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla, Jacen Syndulla (!) and Ahsoka Tano? We have a few thoughts. The Star Wars Rebels party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. Also in this...

Duration:01:09:19

Weird Star Wars

3/3/2018
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Star Wars Rebels is screaming at top speed towards its finale, but before it's all over, Chris and Joe examine the game-changing revelations of "Wolves and a Door" and "A World Between Worlds." After all, who better to get into weird Star Wars than us? Then, we dig into all The Last jedi home media releases, Ponda Baba, Captain Rex and Hasbro's photoreal technology, Solo: A Star Wars Story publishing and much, much more! Break out the pub cheese! The Star Wars party starts NOW! It's time...

Duration:01:14:28

Toyfair Days and Jedi Nights

2/23/2018
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Do you like Star Wars action figures? If you do, this is the podcast for you. We are going through ALL the Hasbro announcements, from Gammorean Guards to Zuckuss to that kick-butt Khetanna! What do we think about it? You'll just have to listen! Then, we recap the Star Wars Rebels episodes "Jedi Night" and "DUME." Make sure you've watched them, because you'll want to hear this analysis! Let's go warheads! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. ANNOUNCEMENTS WE...

Duration:01:19:46

Sorry, We Made It Weird Again

2/15/2018
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Let's get weird people! We're talking about Death Starring onions, Geek Dad plans for the future, voicemail, emails and Oppos, and just about everything in between. Want to know the best 5 Guys burger? We got it. Want to know the best subs ever? We got it. Wanna know more about the Solo trailer and the world of Star Wars? You know we go that too. Let's go warheads! The Star Wars party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. ANNOUNCEMENTS WE ARE ON SPOTIFY! Listen and subscribe for...

Duration:00:48:50

When Hairy Met Surly

2/9/2018
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Thought we were in trouble there for a second, but we're fine. We're fine. The Teaser Teaser. The Teaser Trailer. The Posters. The Pictures. And the announcement of like, a BILLION more films. What a time to be alive, and what a time to be a Star Wars fan! We're getting down to business and going in deep on these Solo trailers and all the news of the week, so strap in! Godspeed Rebels! The Star Wars party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. ANNOUNCEMENTS WE ARE ON SPOTIFY!...

Duration:01:10:51

Brews and Blasters 154: Solo: A Star Wars Story Pre-Trailer Hype

2/1/2018
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There's lots going on! The Last Jedi is nominated for academy awards, we're eating delicious breakfast burritos, and OH YEAH! The trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story will be here any day now! Chris and Joe lay out the things they are most looking forward to seeing in the trailer, review the amazing cast of the upcoming movie, and maybe share a few sounds effects in the process. Godspeed Rebels! The Star Wars party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. ANNOUNCEMENTS WE ARE ON...

Duration:01:09:34

Brews and Blasters 153: Star Wars Rebels: The End is Nigh

1/27/2018
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It's (nearly) over now...Star Wars Rebels is in its homestretch and we have plenty to say about it! Why are The Ones from Mortis back? What will happen when Ezra meets the Emperor? What is the final fate of our heroes? We go over the air dates, episode titles, descriptions and make predictions about the finale of this epic series, but not before admitting our blood runs thick with mortadella, and daring each other to get our midi-chlorians tested. Godspeed Rebels! Did anybody order a...

Duration:01:30:33

Brews and Blasters 152: Luke Skywalker Shreds Guitar

1/20/2018
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Betcha didn't know that Luke Skywalker can play the guitar like a boss, did ya! Well, he can! And while we're doing Tommy Wiseau/The Room impressions, we get MORE feedback and voicemails on The Last Jedi, and get into some deep analysis on some of the finer points of the film. We go over Gerry Conway's amazing essay covering the generational politics of The Last Jedi, then we discuss the best poached eggs we've ever eaten. Is Ewan MacGregor coming back to Star Wars? Who was Robocop's...

Duration:00:56:55

151: Sippy Sips and Sippy Cups

1/12/2018
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Chris and Joe are starting off 2018 in a big way with a massive announcement, so listen in to hear all the news! Then stick around for some of the most incisive Star Wars talk around, including the origins of 2187 in the films, the best eggs and bread you can buy, and a deep-dive into Ithorians in Star Wars. Plus, NeedEm GotEm returns with more boxes being opened and some thoughts on what 2018 might bring for Star Wars collectors. And if you haven't had enough, we got some more! Solo is...

Duration:01:06:31

Brews and Blasters 150: Exploring the Secrets of The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary

1/5/2018
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What's the deal with the Unknown Regions? Where is Black Squadron? Who is the Prime Jedi? And what is the deal with the slob guy Fathier trainer? On our one-hundred fiftieth episode, Chris and Joe dig deep into the secrets of The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary, hear MORE of your feedback, and discuss a very interesting listener theory. Godspeed Rebels! The Star Wars party starts now, Warheads! It's time for Brews and Blasters. ANNOUNCEMENTS WE ARE ON SPOTIFY! Listen and subscribe for...

Duration:01:02:59

Brews and Blasters 149: Where'd You Go After Hoth, Luke?

12/29/2017
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Last time, you heard our thoughts on The Last Jedi. On this episode, it's all about you! We start listening to your emails and voicemails, your theories and impressions, and continue to unwrap The Last Jedi! Plus, we come to a startling revelation about Chewbacca and Luke! Let's go, warheads! The Star Wars party starts now! It's time for Brews and Blasters. ANNOUNCEMENTS WE ARE ON SPOTIFY! Listen and subscribe for high-quality listening on all devices! New T-Shirt Styles Available...

Duration:01:12:40

Brews and Blasters 148: The Last Jedi Roundtable Extravaganza

12/17/2017
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The Last Jedi has rocked the galaxy, so it's time for our annual roundtable to analyze, theorize, celebrate and just plain geek out about this amazing movie! So, with no further ado, enjoy nearly FOUR HOURS of Star Wars talk with a cavalcade of RetroZap stars! GODSPEED REBELS! The Star Wars: The Last Jedi party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. ANNOUNCEMENTS WE ARE ON SPOTIFY! Listen and subscribe for high-quality listening on all devices! New T-Shirt Styles Available...

Duration:03:33:22

Brews and Blasters 147: Snoke's Class Photo

12/9/2017
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This is it! The last episode before The Last Jedi, or what we like to call the PUB CHEESE show! We get into everything from Gremlins to Mark Hamill's Parade essay and our FINAL predictions for The Last Jedi! So let's get this party started--we'll see you on the other side with our MASSIVE roundtable show next week! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. ANNOUNCEMENTS WE ARE ON SPOTIFY! Listen and subscribe for high-quality listening on all devices! The Last...

Duration:02:19:22

Brews and Blasters #146: Three Years of Star Wars, Food and Fun

12/2/2017
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It's been three years since Chris and Joe got the Star Wars party, and in this episode, we say thank you to our listeners across the globe! Then, we get into a TON of Star Wars discussion!! Batuu, The Last Jedi excitement, theories, the Vulptex, the TV spots, the lack of DJ in all promo material, Longhorn Steakhouse, roast beef sandwiches, NeedEm GotEm and much, much more! There's no stopping the Star Wars party--it start's right NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters. New T-Shirt Styles...

Duration:01:08:29

145: Are You Familiar with Yoda?

11/24/2017
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Well, Chris is drinking a hot-dog beer and Joe has a wind-up Proto Boba Fett so you know it's time to get the Star Wars party started! They recap their amazing adventures at Rhode Island Comic Con 2017, which include a plethora of 80s stars, as well as a trio of Star Wars actors you'll want to hear! Then, find out why Rian Johnson is the Kenny Powers of Star Wars and the Brews and Blasters predictions for the new trilogy (It's not the Old Republic). Let's go, Warheads! The Star Wars Party...

Duration:01:22:04

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