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Long-running, award-winning STAR WARS program hosted by podcasting veterans Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac, Rebel Force Radio provides STAR WARS information and entertainment. From the Classic Trilogy to the Prequels... From THE FORCE AWAKENS to ROGUE ONE to SOLO...Rebel Force Radio puts you on the front lines of fandom. Plus, plenty of CLONE WARS and REBELS too! Featuring celebrity guests, news, opinions, comedy, reviews, contests, and more.

Long-running, award-winning STAR WARS program hosted by podcasting veterans Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac, Rebel Force Radio provides STAR WARS information and entertainment. From the Classic Trilogy to the Prequels... From THE FORCE AWAKENS to ROGUE ONE to SOLO...Rebel Force Radio puts you on the front lines of fandom. Plus, plenty of CLONE WARS and REBELS too! Featuring celebrity guests, news, opinions, comedy, reviews, contests, and more.

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United States

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Long-running, award-winning STAR WARS program hosted by podcasting veterans Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac, Rebel Force Radio provides STAR WARS information and entertainment. From the Classic Trilogy to the Prequels... From THE FORCE AWAKENS to ROGUE ONE to SOLO...Rebel Force Radio puts you on the front lines of fandom. Plus, plenty of CLONE WARS and REBELS too! Featuring celebrity guests, news, opinions, comedy, reviews, contests, and more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ashley Eckstein IS Ahsoka Tano

3/27/2020
Ahsoka Tano is a fan favorite, mostly in part to the great Ashley Eckstein. Her relationship to the character and connection to the Star Wars fanbase is unlike that of any other actor. To celebrate the return of Ahsoka to THE CLONE WARS, we reconnect with Ashley for a long, deep conversation about Ahsoka, her past, her present, and yes, even her future. Ashley talks openly about the recent rumors concerning Ashoka appearing in the upcoming season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN and shares her feelings...

Duration:02:18:09

AHSOKA Joins THE MANDALORIAN & At Home with RISE OF SKYWALKER

3/21/2020
Ahsoka Tano is rumored to show up in season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN with Rosario Dawson bringing the role to life for the first-time in a live-action medium. We talk about this huge development for the fan favorite character and The Future for Ahsoka. THE RISE OF SKYWALKER is finally available for digital download complete with bonus features and feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary. We review highlights from the doc, looking for additional insight into the return of Palpatine, the...

Duration:02:06:20

Clone Wars: Declassified: The "Bad Batch" Arc

3/19/2020
S7 E1-4 "The Bad Batch" "A Distant Echo" "On The Wings of Keeradaks" "Unfinished Business" The mysterious Clone Force 99 joins Captain Rex and Anakin on a mission that leads to the discovery of a fellow Clonetrooper long considered dead. We’re talking about the first four episodes from the final season of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS with our review of the full “Bad Batch” arc featuring our special guests, Star Wars artist Kevin Liell and morning drive sports anchor from...

Duration:01:22:47

THE MANDALORIAN's Emily Swallow and RFR Live

3/13/2020
We're back in Ohio for a live recording of RFR at Wizard World Cleveland featuring audience participation as we review some passages from the novelization to STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, along with some talk about that Sweet Baby Yoda. Then, we moved to the main stage to interview The Armorer from THE MANDALORIAN, the fabulous Emily Swallow, who filled us in with us stories from the set of the popular Disney+ series. Emily talks about what it's like to work in the Star Wars universe,...

Duration:01:34:12

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Film Commentary Track

3/10/2020
Welcome to RFR’s very first audio commentary track for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, wrapping up the controversial Sequel Trilogy and finale to “The Skywalker Saga”. The film received mixed reviews and this commentary is a reflection of that with opinions ranging the spectrum from very favorable to very critical and all points in between. We really seem to like it like it while RFR brother Billy Mac tends to lean in the other direction. All three of us have our likes and dislikes so you...

Duration:02:55:13

Novel Review: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Expanded Edition

3/3/2020
We received an early copy of the novelization for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER two weeks before it hits store shelves and we are happy to share all the essential information revealed about EPISODE IX. How did Palpatine orchestrate his return? Who was his son and where did he come from? How did Leia save Ben Solo through The Force? How did the Sith Eternal build their army in secret? What message did the Force Spirit of Luke Skywalker communicate to his sister Leia? All of the answers and...

Duration:01:57:34

The Jedi Master of George Lucas Impersonations

2/29/2020
Comedian Josh Robert Thompson has been our favorite George Lucas impersonator for years now, since he debuted his twisted take on GL in WALKING WITH GEORGE LUCAS and THE SECRET HISTORY OF STAR WARS audiobook, we here at RFR have been big fans. Now, JRTs carbon copy take of the famous director has been amped up, thanks to the addition of Deepfake technology in videos like GEORGE LUCAS GOES TO VEGAS. JRT joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about how his career, combined with his passion for Star...

Duration:02:43:43

Han Solo, Frozen In Kryptonite

2/21/2020
Harrison Ford finally broke his silence recently about returning as Han Solo in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. He’s currently on a media tour and we got all the highlights! Harrison talks about his career and STAR WARS which triggers interesting conversation about his character and the man himself. Harrison is completely disconnected and disinterested with the lore of the saga and he gives us big laughs when he tries to use Star Wars terminology, but he instead references another franchise. Was he a...

Duration:02:07:05

DUEL OF THE FATES Script Review / Star Wars Underworld Footage

2/14/2020
An early draft of a script for the version of Episode IX that was to be directed by Colin Treverrow, DUEL OF THE FATES, leaked recently online. We review the script, along with concept artwork from the abandoned film. What could have been! Speaking of which, remember George Lucas's live-action TV series STAR WARS UNDERWORLD that ended up "on the shelf"? Test footage from the show was recently revealed publicly and we walk you through the whole video while wondering what the series would have...

Duration:02:10:29

Steve Sansweet Blows Up The Death Star!

2/7/2020
The history of Star Wars is forever immortalized at Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, California, home to Steve Sansweet’s Guinness World Record largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Steve joins us to give us an update on a cool auction of Death Star art to benefit the museum along with his thoughts on The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, and The Rise of Skywalker. Bob Iger made more comments this week regarding the Star Wars cinematic universe taking a hiatus, which triggers debate about the future...

Duration:02:20:08

Clone Wars Preview / Rise of The Resistance Review

1/31/2020
We review what's to come in the final season of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS and look at all of the story lines that we're under production when the animated series was initially cancelled. The upcoming KENOBI series has hit a pre-production bump in the road. We review the setback and listen to Ewan McGregor comment on the situation. THE RISE OF SKYWALKER editor Maryann Brandon revealed candid opinions and behind-the-scenes information about the film in a recent interview. We review her...

Duration:02:54:03

Mythological Blueprint for The Rise of Skywalker

1/24/2020
Jedi Yogi John Marcoux returns to RFR to lay down The Mythological Blueprint for THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. John is a student of Joseph Campbell, a world-class yoga instructor (105F.com), an entertainment attorney, and a STAR WARS fan who uses knowledge of world mythology to analyze the saga and it's influences. As he's done for previous films, John tears apart EPISODE IX to present us with all the major story beats that define the protagonist, Rey, and the path of her specific "Hero's Journey"....

Duration:02:29:26

Rumored Trevorrow Ep IX Script and The Rise Of Skywalker Call-In Show

1/17/2020
We're taking listener calls about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, breaking down one of the rumored Colin Trevorrow/Derek Connelly Episode IX scripts, talking about "Release The JJ Cut", and reviewing the present and past of Star Wars at The Oscars.

Duration:01:44:08

The Fallout of The Rise of Skywalker

1/3/2020
Two weeks after THE RISE OF SKYWALKER debut, we begin a deep exploration into the themes, character development, and impact of Episode IX on the whole Saga. This time, with no special guests or distractions, we're able to have a full discussion about what TROS means to us and how it ties up the Skywalker story. Where does it enhance previous episodes in this trilogy? How does it reinforce messages from prior films? Does it contradict any of the previous mythology? We consider our reactions...

Duration:02:32:28

RFR Mandalorian After Show #8: "Redemption"

12/28/2019
S1 E8 "Redemption" Baby Yoda in the clutches of evil! The Mando, Cara Dune and Greef Carga pinned down by enemy fire! Kuill is dead! What happens next? We find out in THE MANDALORIAN season one finale "Redemption". We get a name for our protagonist and see his face for the first time during an epic battle against Moff Gideon and the Imperial Remnant, along with a sweet call back to THE CLONE WARS at the end. What's The Mandalorian's new mission and where does the series go after this? We...

Duration:01:45:38

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Review #3 w/Paul Bateman

12/27/2019
Paul Bateman joins us for the full show to talk about anything and everything going on in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. We look closely at the chemistry between the “Big 3” characters in this trilogy - Rey, Finn, and Poe - along with a hard focus on the return of Emperor Palpatine and speculation about how his comeback was possible. We react to the appearances of fan favorites Lando Calrissian and Wedge Antilles, and throw down hard opinions about some heavy moments in the film, like the truth of...

Duration:01:54:53

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Review #2: Live w/Matt Lanter

12/23/2019
We gathered on opening day for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, December 20th, in downtown Cleveland to commemorate the end of an era at Kennedys Cabaret in the famous Playhouse Square for a special live episode of RFR, featuring insights and analysis of the finale to the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Matt Lanter, the voice of Anakin Skywalker from THE CLONE WARS stops by to give us his TROS review and talk about his cameo on THE MANDALORIAN. And Puppet Lando pays us a visit to spread messages...

Duration:02:17:26

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Review #1: OPENING NIGHT

12/20/2019
RFR gathered with listeners and friends in downtown Cleveland to see STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER on opening night. We gathered immediately following the first public screening to share our fresh and raw opinions, emotions, criticisms, reactions, and occasional confusion, with a live “studio audience”. You've been listening to RFR talk about Star Wars for 14 years and it's been a long, strange trip! Join us for first thoughts of the final episode of the Skywalker Saga!

Duration:02:11:07

RFR Mandalorian After Show #7: "The Reckoning"

12/19/2019
S1 E7 "The Reckoning" The Mandalorian gathers his allies to take on the Imperial Remant who still are in pursuit of him after he took off with the "asset". The penultimate episode of The Mandalorian season one ends with a cliffhanger leaving Baby Yoda in the clutches of evil. We break down the entire episode and take your calls.

Duration:01:51:48

RFR Stocking Stuffer Vol. 4: Star Wars Christmas Music

12/18/2019
The 2019 Holiday Season is upon us and we here at Rebel Force Radio love to celebrate Christmas, Star Wars-style. So, we've once again gathered an all new collection of songs for the season in a galaxy far, far away. From the North Pole to Hoth, we have you covered with a ton of fun songs and parodies for your listening pleasure as you put Artoo Detoo lights and Yoda ornaments on your tree. Look for RFR Stocking Stuffer Vol 1-3 at our website!

Duration:00:38:15