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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

Contact:

(978) 219-6688


Episodes

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

167: Porcelain Knobs [Solo: A Star Wars Story Premiere]

5/12/2018
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We are in a brand-new studio as we kick off a whole new era of Brews and Blasters! With so much going on in Star Wars, you know we have plenty to discuss about Solo: A Star Wars Story, but you can bet we're also going to have some thoughts on Bill and Ted Face the Music, Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, and much more. Plus, we reveal the winner of the Brews and Blasters "True Believer" contest, talk about acquiring Solo Fan Event tickets, thoughts on Star Wars Celebration and much more. Did...

Duration:01:06:40

166: May the Fourth 2018

5/4/2018
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Happy May the Fourth, Warheads! This episode is all about YOU! Your emails, your voicemails, your feedback! We can't think of a better way to celebrate Star Wars day than to say THANK YOU to everyone who's ever listened to this absurd Star Wars party of ours. PLUS, we have a Solo Geek Out Freak Out, sing a little bit of "These Eyes" (wow-wow), do some Lucas impression and more. The Star Wars party starts now! It's time for Brews and Blasters. Announcements WE ARE ON SPOTIFY! Listen and...

Duration:01:01:14

165: That’s how you win stuff around here.

4/28/2018
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We’ve conquered food poisoning to regale you with stories of what it’s like to go to a different kind of convention and why Joe likes the front seats at the movies. Then, we clear out the prize closet by announcing the winners of TWO contests and kicking off a third. Plus Solo: A Star Wars Story Hype continues as we go through trailers, posters, and the ever expanding wisdom of Rio Durant. Let’s go, warheads! The Star Wars party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters. Also In This...

Duration:01:03:40

164: 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