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A deep dive into the secrets and source material of Star Wars with hosts Rohan Williams and Baz McAlister. Discover the influences and inspirations behind the Star Wars saga, from films and folklore to history, politics and geography. These are the stories behind the prequels, the sequels, and everything in between!
||CleanThe Knight Before Christmas||In our final episode of 2018, we take a peek at the presents Lucasfilm has placed under the tree for 2019!There's plenty we can't wait to unwrap in 2019, and we're getting a head start this episode with our Episode IX predict...||23 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuperman: The Movie||In honour of Superman: The Movie's 40th anniversary, we explore the connections between Star Wars and Superman!This week, we discuss the actors (and one memorable pr...||9 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode: Galaxy of Adventures||Bonus content! We stop in for a quick chat about the new Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures shorts, on the new Star Wars Kids channel! You can watch the shorts a href="https://www.youtube.com...||5 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Adventures of Robin Hood||We're in like Flynn on this week's episode of the Force Material podcast, as we explore how The Adventures of Robin Hood has influenced Star Wars! With yet another t...||25 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hidden Fortress||This week, we're going back to the Sengoku period to explore how The Hidden Fortress influenced Star Wars! We start this week's episode by going back to the beginnings of George Lucas' lov...||10 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Promised Lando||Lando's not a system, he's a man — and everything you've heard about him is true. In this week's episode, the spotlight shines on the saga's suavest swindler!Billy Dee Williams is set to make his return to the Star Wars saga ...||27 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorman Rockwell||This is the story of how the great American illustrator inspired the great American filmmaker — and his best friend. It’s the story of George, Steven, Norman, and many, many Benjamins. This week we examine — in broad strokes — the connections be||22 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCasablanca||Of all the podcasts on all the topics in all the world... you've walked into ours. This week, we explore how Casablanca has influenced Star Wars! We begin this week's episode with a look at the Star Wars headlines and an...||8 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWillow||30 years before they teamed up on Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard and Lucasfilm created a fantasy epic for the ages. This week, we look back at the highs and the lows of Willow! We explore the origins of Willow/e...||25 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClone Wars Commentary||Ten years ago, begun, these Clone Wars did. A decade ago this week, the first animated Star Wars feature film arrived in cinemas! This episode, we're going to watch the 2008 animated feature The Clone Wars along with you, and exami...||13 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode IX Begins!||Sound the Death Star alarm! We're back with another emergency episode to process the Episode IX casting announcement! Star Wars Episode IX begins filming on August 1, so Lucasfilm has finally confirmed the movie's cast and crew - and ...||28 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClone Wars Saved!||We celebrate the return of the Clone Wars and round up all the Star Wars news you might have missed from San Diego Comic-Con! We begin our SDCC recap with an upcoming project that was conspicuous by its absence - where is Star Wars: Resistan...||22 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Tragedy of Jar Jar Binks||He's the most hated character in the Star Wars universe - and the backlash almost killed the actor who played him. This week, we revisit and reevaluate Jar Jar Binks. Long before toxic fans turned their attention towards Rian Johnson and Kel...||20 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret Origin of the Force||We reveal the secrets of the Force in this week's episode of the Force Material podcast! We begin this week's show by discussing the Star Wars In Concert experience (1:30), the new artwork from Star Wars: Resistance that just hit the web (...||7 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorge Lucas' Star Wars Sequel Trilogy||A long time ago, under a corporate structure far, far away, George Lucas had his own plans for the Star Wars sequel trilogy — and they were very different to what we've seen on screen so far! On this week's episode of the Force Material...||24 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story||We see how Phil Szostak's latest Star Wars art book stacks up in this week's episode of the Force Material podcast!||9 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs it time for Lucasfilm to expand beyond Star Wars?||Since Lucasfilm was sold to Disney in 2012, the studio has been completely synonymous with Star Wars — but it doesn't have to be that way. This week, we make the case for Lucasfilm to expand beyond Star Wars!||27 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolo: A Star Wars Story Spoiler Review||You might wanna buckle up, baby. Our no-holds-barred, spoiler-heavy reaction to Solo: A Star Wars Story is here!||22 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolo: A Star Wars Story Spoiler-Free Review||Listen to two guys who usually have no chill about Star Wars try to exercise a bit of chill about Star Wars in our totally squeaky clean and SPOILER-FREE review of Solo: A Star Wars Story!||16 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Big Lebowski||The Dude abides. This week, we explore how The Big Lebowski has influenced Star Wars: A Solo Story!||6 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTreasure Island||X marks the pod as we explore how Treasure Island has influenced Solo: A Star Wars Story!||30 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeat||The relationship between Han Solo and Tobias Beckett in Solo: A Star Wars Story will take inspiration from Michael Mann's 1995 heist saga.||14 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolo Trailer 2 Reaction||It looks good! A little rough around the edges, but good.||8 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Last Jedi Blu-Ray Reaction||The Last Jedi has finally come home, and we're discussing all the special features in this week's episode of the Force Material podcast!||31 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGangster No. 1||Discover the origins of Paul Bettany's mysterious Solo: A Star Wars Story character in this week's episode of the Force Material podcast!||24 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnforgiven||Solo: A Star Wars Story is set to take inspiration from one of the greatest films of all-time — Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven.||17 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Wars Rebels Finale Reaction||Four years after Rebels first ushered in the Disney era of Star Wars, it's time to say goodbye to the Ghost crew.||10 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMore American Graffiti||This week, we're looking back at George Lucas' first (and least successful) sequel, More American Graffiti!||3 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Graffiti||Where were you in '62? This week on the Force Material podcast, we're celebrating the film that first brought together Ron Howard and Lucasfilm!||24 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Han Solo Adventures||Our Daley Double wraps up with a fond look back at some of the greatest Star Wars novels ever written, The Han Solo Adventures!||18 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Wars on the Radio||In a week where the internet is aflame with debate about whether Alden Ehrenreich could possibly play Han Solo, let’s take a moment and remember that he’s not the first ‘other guy’ to muscle in on the role made famous by Harrison Ford.||10 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolo Trailer Reaction||Hey, don't everybody thank us at once... but the first Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer has arrived, and we've got your emergency reaction pod right here!||4 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHamilton||This week, we're explaining how Broadway smash Hamilton left its mark on the Star Wars universe. Godspeed, revolutionaries!||28 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRashomon||This week on the Force Material podcast, we're breaking down an Akira Kurosawa classic that's all about the truth... from a certain point of view.||20 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLast Day of Film Camp||We're saying farewell to Rian Johnson's Film Camp with a wrap-up of how each film actually influenced The Last Jedi!||6 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Lessons of The Last Jedi||We're digging deeper into three key themes of The Last Jedi on this week's Force Material podcast.||30 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas in the Stars||Find out why Jon Bon Jovi owes his career to C-3PO in this very festive edition of the Force Material podcast!||20 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Last Jedi SPOILER Reaction & Review||Finally! No more theories and speculation — The Last Jedi is here, and we're here at 3am to talk about it!||12 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLetter Never Sent||For our last episode before the release of The Last Jedi, we're taking a look at the last entry in Rian Johnson's film camp!||10 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bridge on the River Kwai||Madness! Madness! We're revisiting one of the all-time great war films for clues about The Last Jedi and making our final predictions in this week's episode of the Force Material podcast!||8 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSahara||Join Rohan, Baz and Humphrey Bogart on a perilous journey through the Libyan desert in this week's episode of the Force Material podcast!||2 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGunga Din||This week’s Force Material podcast is all about two-fisted tomfoolery and problematic poetry, as we break down why 1939’s Gunga Din is actually part of the Star Wars universe!||25 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanValerian and the City of a Thousand Planets||Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, so we're exploring the film's connections to Star Wars on this week's Force Material podcast!||18 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwelve O'Clock High||On this week's Force Material podcast, we're going back to Rian Johnson's film camp to break down how Twelve O'Clock High could influence The Last Jedi!||11 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Need To Talk About Kylo||We're exploring the origins and influences of the galaxy's most toxic fanboy, Kylo Ren, in this week's Force Material podcast!||4 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen You Wish Upon A Death Star||This week on the Force Material podcast, we're celebrating the fifth anniversary of Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm!||28 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo Catch A Thief||Cary Grant, Grace Kelly and the French Riviera star in this week's episode of the Force Material podcast.||20 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPorg Life||We're talking Porgs, Porgs and more Porgs on this week's episode of the Force Material podcast!||14 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Last Jedi Trailer Reaction & Breakdown||In this emergency episode of the Force Material podcast, we're breaking down the enigma that is the Last Jedi trailer!||9 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Outlaw Samurai||Grab your s'mores, because we're off to Rian Johnson's film camp in the second episode of the Force Material podcast!||7 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secrets of Skellig Michael||Discover the real-life story behind Luke Skywalker's island home in the first episode of the Force Material podcast!||27 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Star Wars like you’ve never heard before
Two Star Wars fanboys, Han & Bazza, share their love of all things from Lucas Land and then some.
Unlike some on the subject this is easily accessible and highly addictive.
They deliver an entertaining hour or so of behind the scenes and often never before heard insights into one of Cinemas most successful franchises.
This stuff just got real!
Add this one to your podcast faves list.
But this is rather good. Sometimes I amaze even myself.
Gold Jerry, Gold!
What a great start