The Imperial Senate Podcast
By Not Saf For Work
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Charlie Ashby (Writer)& co-hosts Nicky Kumar (Comedian)/Kristen Bates (Writer) host a podcast dedicated to discussing STAR WARS! From the latest news to reviews and in-depth conversations about minor characters, the Imperial Senate Podcast is your number one destination for SW related fun. You can find us at: https://twitter.com/ImpSenatePod https://facebook.com/TheImperialSenatePod E-mail your questions & queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Part of the Not Saf For Work podcast network.
||Databank Discussions – Episode 2: Sebulba (with Nicky Kumar)||Clare Stribling is on a journey to find out your favourite background Star Wars character and their role in a galaxy, far, far, away... This week she's joined by fellow Imperial Senate Podcast host Nicky Kumar to discuss the notorious podracer Sebulba,.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Databank Discussions – Episode 1: Polis Massa (with Charlie Ashby)||NEW SHOW! - Clare Stribling is on a journey to find out your favourite background Star Wars character and their role in a galaxy, far, far, away... This week she's joined by fellow Imperial Senate Podcast host Charlie Ashby to discuss the medical droi.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate Episode XXX: Spies Like Us||THIS WEEK: Nicky, Kristen and Clare talk about the first trailer for Star Wars - Resistance! They also delve into Loan (Kelly Marie) Tran's article released this week regarding harassment. ALSO: NICKY PLUGS STUFF LIKE A CHAMP.||8/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate Library: Thrawn Alliances – Part 1||Are you sitting comfortably? Good, then we'll begin. WELCOME to the first ever episode of The Imperial Senate Library, a place where your favourite hosts sit down and talk about the latest Star Wars fiction to grace our laps.||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate Podcast: Episode XXIX – Hope Lives On||THIS WEEK: The entire Senate discusses the Episode IX casting announcement, brand new books/comics from Lucasfilm Publishing and laugh over some naughty artwork. ALSO: #CarrieOnForever The Imperial Senate Podcast is part of the Not Saf For Work podca||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate Podcast: Episode XXVIII – Returned, The Clone War Has||THIS WEEK: Charlie, Nicky and Clare come together to talk about the biggest Star Wars news at SDCC so far - THE CLONE WARS IS BACK. We discuss our feelings on the panel, the new trailer and our emotional responses to this show.||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate Podcast: Episode XXVII – What Do We Have Here?||THIS WEEK: The whole senate is reunited to discuss moving trucks as well as our thoughts on the upcoming filming for Episode IX! ALSO: FRENCH ACCENTS||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate Podcast: Episode XXVI – Backstreet Soys||THIS WEEK: Charlie, Nicky & Clare are joined by MakingStarWars.com's Jason Ward to discuss what's happening with the standalone movies. ALSO: WE FIND OUT WHO JASON WARD'S TRUE PARENTS ARE! - you won't want to miss this one!||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate Episode XXV – Another Fine Addition…||THIS WEEK: Charlie and Clare unite to talk about what we're most excited for with the latest Battlefront II updates and new Respawn game. ALSO: Community Issues - what can we do better?||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate Podcast: Patreon Sneak Peek||THIS WEEK - we give you listeners a sneak peek of some of the content we have over at our patreon. You can listen to the full episodes by going to www.patreon.com/theimperialsenatepodcast||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate Podcast – Episode XXIV: Generic Solo A Star Wars Story Review||THIS WEEK: Charlie, Kristen, Nicky & Clare talk about their views/opinions on Ron Howard's 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'. ALSO: Sexy Lekku Talk, Han Solo's Penis & Kristen's penny whistle.||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate Podcast Episode XXIII: Godspeed, Rebels||Delve into the Star Wars Rebels Finale and bid farewell to the Phoenix Crew one... last... time.||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate Podcast Episode XXII: It’s Art Everything Has a Meaning||This week, Charlie, Nicky and Kristen dive headfirst into the past four episodes of Rebels.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Imperial Senate Podcast Episode XXI: Rebels, Erotica, & More||Join Charlie, Nicky, and Kristen this week as they talk about the Rebel's Season Four FINAL trailer, what's next for Lucasfilm animation, and what we hope to see out of the Solo: A Star Wars Story film.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate: THE LAST JEDI REVIEW||The Imperial Senate gathers to report on the latest instalment to the Skywalker Saga. Charlie Cries! Kristen thinks about characters being sexy! Nicky sings Canto Bight! The Imperial Senate Podcast is part of the Not Saf For Work podcast network and ca.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Imperial Senate: Stay On Target, Almost There (Pre-TLJ)||This week Charlie, Nicky and Kristen reunite to discuss Rian Johnson’s new Trilogy and also Snoke’s balls. Wait what? The Imperial Senate Podcast is part of the Not Saf For Work podcast network and can be found on Twitter at @ImpSenatePod and Facebo||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful, beautiful, a triumph
10/10 would def bang
Worthy addition to the SW podcasting world!
There is no phenomenon quite like the Star Wars podcasting craze. The entire fandom seems to be drawn the medium like flies, and it's very clearly become the most popular way for Star Wars fans to express themselves, either as listeners or, increasingly, hosts. Unfortunately, due to the sheer quantity, many of those podcasts don't grab my attention (granted, the really bad ones are still fun to listen to). Some try to be something they're not, and end up being too formal, too redundant. But the ones who are self-aware, and especially the ones who are just a couple of fans having fun talking about Star Wars -- those are the ones that stand out, and reinforce the idea that for whatever reason, Star Wars podcasts are just awesome.
Charlie Ashby and Nicky Kumar are two fans I've been following (literally, on Twitter) after participating in some conversations on the increasingly popular Rebel Force Radio Facebook group. Their thoughts are insightful, unique, goofy, open-minded, and relentless in their interest and passion. And they've successfully transferred that energy into a podcast that reflects all of those qualities.
The Imperial Senate Podcast has no frills. There are no theme songs, segments, intros or outros, special guests, nothing. Just two guys talking about Star Wars. And it works so well. I'm sure they'll add those things later on, but it would only add to the show at this point; the chemistry is there right off the bat, and that's a rare thing. Definitely subscribe; it's well worth your time. (My only qualm is the title; I do wish podcasts wouldn't add "cast" or "podcast" to the end of their titles. It's like calling Seinfeld "The Seinfeld TV Show".)
Charlie and Nicky follow the Star Wars currents like so many, but they do so in a direct manner. Not only do they get right into the topics or news or character analyses (whichever each particular show seems focused on) but they stay on the subject that they are grappling in a way that leads listeners to further thinking. Proof that the last remnants of the Old Republic have NOT been swept away!