By Bryan Wade
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Expanded Universe is a podcast about the Star Wars Legends series of novels, comics, games, and other media. Each month, Bryan Wade and a special guest will choose a book to read and discuss. Bryan loves the Expanded Universe. Won't you share it with him?
||ExplicitThe Star Wars Holiday Special||Join Bryan and very special guest Gary Butterfield as they go over the amazing Star Wars Holiday Special. Will Lumpy get his Wookiee-ookiees? Just what IS Grandpa Itchy watching in that VR throne? Will Chewbacca make it to Life Day on time?||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode VIII Comlink: Tales of the Bounty Hunters Responses and Joanna's Star Wars History||Bryan and Joanna read your responses to Tales of the Bounty Hunters and dive into her Star Wars history.||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode VIII: Tales of the Bounty Hunters||THIS EPISODE IS HAUNTED I'M SORRY Join Bryan Wade and Joanna as they talk about the compendium of stories known as Tales of the Bounty Hunters. What is Dengar's third emotion? Is there anyone in the galaxy that doesn't have beef with Han Solo? How many||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial Announcement: #Jalaid||A special announcement that #Jalaid is starting. Be there at 6:00 p.m. PST on Friday, July 28th! https://www.twitch.tv/jalachan https://www.gofundme.com/jalachan||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode VII Comlink: Revenge of the Sith Responses and Kole's History||Bryan and Kole read your responses to Revenge of the Sith and dive into his history.||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode VII: Revenge of the Sith||Bryan Wade and Kole Ross discuss the outstanding "novelization" of Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover. Will their beef finally be squashed? What form of lightsaber combat does Kole use? Can love truly ignite the stars? This is Kole Ross in the light:||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode VI Comlink: Vector Prime Responses and Fletch's Star Wars History||Join Bryan and Fletch as they read your responses to Vector Prime and talk about Star Wars: The Old Republic!||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode VI: Vector Prime||Join Bryan Wade and Fletch as they discuss the first book in the massive New Jedi Order series, Vector Prime. What exactly are the Yuuzhan Vong? Will Jacen ever stop being a pretentious philosophy student? Just how good of a pilot is Jaina anyway?||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode V Comlink: The Crystal Star Responses and Chris's Star Wars History||Bryan Wade and Chris read your responses to The Crystal Star before delving into Chris's history with Star Wars.||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode V: The Crystal Star||Join Bryan Wade and Chris Hughes as they discuss one of the most contentious Star Wars novels, The Crystal Star. Can they agree on any pronunciations? What's more ridiculous, a centaur or a wyrwulf? Will Chris make it through the 1994 Gauntlet?||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode IV Comlink: Darth Plagueis Responses and The Last Jedi Trailer||Bryan Wade and Autumn Greer read responses to Darth Plagueis before deep-diving into the trailer for The Last Jedi.||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode IV: Darth Plagueis||Bryan Wade and Autumn Greer have a fun chat about the James Luceno masterpiece, Darth Plagueis. How long would Plagueis have to know Autumn to like her? Is 11-4D secretly C-3PO? How stylish are Palpatine's robes anyway?||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode III Comlink: Niki's Star Wars History||Bryan Wade and Niki get into her history with Star Wars and learn why she loves General Grievous so much.||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode III: General Grievous||Bryan Wade is joined by the amazing Niki as they discuss the General Grievous comic miniseries. Who has the best(and worst) face? Will Grievous achieve his dreams of becoming a dad? Is Niki truly a Jedi?||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode II Comlink: Kenobi Responses||Bryan Wade and Richard Simpson read your responses to Kenobi before diving into Richard's history with Star Wars.||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode II: Kenobi||Bryan Wade and Richard Simpson discuss the delightful space western Kenobi. Bryan Wade and Richard Simpson discuss the delightful space western [i]Kenobi[/i]. Can Richard keep up his Ben Kenobi impression for the entire episode? Did he make it through t||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode I Comlink: Responses and Rogue One||Bryan Wade and Jeremy Greer read your responses to Heir to the Empire and Rogue One, before having a spoiler-filled discussion of the movie.||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode I: Heir to the Empire||Join your intrepid host, Bryan Wade, and special guest Jeremy Greer as they read and discuss the 1991 Timothy Zahn classic, Heir to the Empire. Will Jeremy make it through the entire book? Can he pronounce ysalamiri? How big is his crush on Grand Admira||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun and thoughtful
Nice job! The discussion about the Expanded Universe material is thoughtful and irreverent, and accessible to more than just super-nerds. I look forward to hearing more.
The clone is superior?
A nostalgic trip into tales told years ago. The host does the material due service while recognizing aspects of the work may not have aged accordingly. All in all, a delightful retrospective from the dual angle of a longtime fan, and a guest with clear opinions on the book discussed. A welcome contrast and here's to hoping future installments continue in kind.
Star Wars is Great, So is B Wade
I can't imagine another person finding the right balance of love and enjoyment and ridiculousness in the SW universe as B Wade. Here's the thing: I don't even care about Star Wars that much, but he's got me back into it like I was 13.
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