Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified MegaCast

REBELS is back!  We’re kicking off the second half of season two with a Declassified MegaCast featuring two roundtable discussions plus a special interview.  Joining us for her RFR debut is STAR WARS REBELS actress Julie Dolan, the voice of Princess Leia. Julie talks about bringing Leia to life and what it takes to make it happen. Join us for analysis of “A Princess on Lothal” and “The Protector of Concord Dawn” along with a breakdown of the spoilerific new trailer for season two.

Direct download: Star_Wars_Rebels_Declassified_MegaCast_012916.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:34pm CDT

Star Wars Influences #15: The Art of TFA

STAR WARS INFLUENCES is back for 2016 as we solidly settle into the era of THE FORCE AWAKENS. Now that the film is out, Paul Bateman can finally talk about whether or not he actually worked on it! Paul walks through his experiences at the UK premiere and opening night in Hollywood and then we take the deep dive into the film itself. Paul discusses the McQuarrie influence on the look of certain characters, ships and sets, including his analysis of the mysterious Snoke. Plus, we review the book STAR WARS: THE ART OF THE FORCE AWAKENS and more. It’s Bateman unleashed!

Direct download: Star_Wars_Influences_15__Art_of_TFA.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:20pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio: January 22, 2016

Adam Driver stole the show last weekend as Kylo Ren in SNL’s “Undercover Boss” skit. He killed it. Film prop and creature expert Tom Spina (www.tomspinadesigns.com) was on hand to help Adam with the authentic costume and mask. Hear his behind-the-scenes story this week as Tom joins us to talk about SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and more!  Plus, we perform a STAR WARS intervention with Chicago media personality Evie Olson. And, we feature you guys in an extended Listener Feedback segment featuring your e-mails and more. 

Direct download: Rebel_Force_Radio__January_22_2016.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:39pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio: 1st TFA Commentary Track

You’ve seen STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with your friends and family. Now, see the it with us! Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank sit down to watch the film from start-to-finish with their microphones to present you with the first-ever audio commentary track for EPISODE VII.  We take you through the entire film, scene-by-scene, to bring you TFA…RFR-STYLE! Go see the movie in the theater again this weekend and take us with you in your earbuds. We tell you exactly how to do it! Or, just listen to the show as a stand-alone recap podcast. It’s STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with Rebel Force Radio!

Direct download: Star_Wars__The_Force_Awakens__First.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:02am CDT

Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 26: TFA Part 2

We continue our breakdown of John Williams’s amazing soundtrack for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with fresh discoveries about the music from one of the biggest films of all time. We discuss “Snoke” and its callback to a track from REVENGE OF THE SITH. Plus, we continue our discussion about “Rey’s Theme”, we analyze “March of the Resistance”, and did the Beastie Boys “Sure Shot” have any influence on this soundtrack as some have claimed? Hear what we think!

Direct download: RFR_SWOxygen026.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:06pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio: TFA Review Show #4

It’s the all-time US box office champ! STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is breaking records at a record-breaking pace! Seems like everyone and their uncle are going to see this film and here at RFR HQ, we are getting some surprising feedback from those close to us. Listen to find out who they are and what they said! Plus, hear highlights of Jimmy Mac on the air in Chicago on WGN Radio with Wendy Snyder including THE FORCE AWAKENS actress Gloria Garcia (Jakku Villager) in her first-ever STAR WARS interview and more! 

Direct download: Rebel_Force_Radio__TFA_Review_Show_4.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:31pm CDT

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Roundtable

By popular demand, The RFR Jedi Council has gathered at The Roundtable to provide our initial analysis of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. From art aesthetic, to characters, to the story itself, we cover as much as possible with our crew of experts. With a show this big, we had to break it down into two parts. Joining Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac for round one are Kyle Newman, Paul Bateman and F.J. DeSanto. It’s a through conversation about the plot, design, and the new heroes of TFA, including Rey. Then, Sam Witwer and David W. Collins stop by to get deep about Han Solo, Kylo Ren, and much more.

Direct download: The_Force_Awakens_Roundtable.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:05pm CDT

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