Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast (rebel force radio)
Rebel Force Radio: July 1, 2016

In the wake of the huge ROGUE ONE details and images released by EW, reporter Anthony Breznican joins us to provide analysis, speculation, and information about the first spin-off STAR WARS STORY film coming this December. Anthony shares exclusive insight about the film's production and news about a potential traitor among the ranks of the ROGUE ONE rebellion. Listen to find out who we think it is!  And, Kyle Newman shares info about the latest project he’s attached to, RAIDERS! THE ADAPTATION. Plus, the fight for Lucas Museum in Chicago comes to a bitter end, James Cameron talks TFA, “RFR Slow And Tell”, and much more. 

Direct download: Rebel_Force_Radio__July_1_2016.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 31

John Williams was honored earlier this month with a lifetime achievement by the American Film Institute. Join us as we take you through the highlights from this star-studded ceremony. We'll hear from Harrison Ford, George Lucas and the maestro , John Williams himself. Plus, we provide all the commentary and analysis that STAR WARS OXYGEN is known for. It was an amazing event celebrating the career of an amazing individual. And the only time the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award was granted to a film composer - And rightfully so! 

Direct download: RFR_SWOxygen031.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:18pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio: June 24, 2016

ROGUE ONE character info and photos released by EW this week dominate our conversation, Forest Whitaker revealed as Saw Gerrera, Darth Vader's silver screen return confirmed, New info about The Emperor in the infamously shelved STAR WARS live-action TV show, Bob Iger talks about an Indiana Jones (re)boot, STAR WARS video game news, listener voice mail and more.

Direct download: Rebel_Force_Radio__June_24_2016.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:53pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio: June 17, 2016

Join RFR in Orlando for an amazing show recorded live at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort. And this time the whole crew is in town, even Swank! We talk about our 3rd annual Disney listener meet-up with David Collins and Steve Glosson, review the STAR WARS LAUNCH BAY and STAR TOURS, and share tons of laughs with our live audience. Plus, we analyze the latest news about the never-ending struggle to build the Lucas Museum in Chicago, Luke’s lightsaber, and the challenge Darth Vader faces when using the bathroom. We have updates on John Williams, Harrison Ford’s beard, and you don’t want to miss RFR’s live performance of “Jabba Flow”! Maz’s Palace will never be the same again! 

Direct download: Rebel_Force_Radio__June_17_2016.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:09pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio: June 10, 2016

RFR is Live from Joliet Star Wars Day with special guests including author John Jackson Miller (STAR WARS: A New Dawn), writer Michael Witwer (Empire of Imagination), Fantasy Flight Games Keith Kappel, and the return of Cris Macht.  And it all kicks off with Congressman / Physicist Bill Foster (IL-D) who talks STAR WARS with a scientific twist. Join us for a fun and fast-paced day in Joliet, STAR WARS-style. This remote broadcast is brought to you by WGN Radio, The City of Joliet, and Heritage Corridor CVB.

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_061016_JolietSWDay.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:57pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio: May 27, 2016

“The Real Fans of the Saga” is a brand-new STAR WARS fan reality TV show coming this summer from Cris Macht. Cris and his wife Michelle join us in studio to talk about everything that has gone into creating the show. STAR WARS celebrates another anniversary.  We review interview audio from Lawrence Kasdan talking about the upcoming young Han Solo standalone film and Ewan McGregor considering his unfinished STAR WARS business. We have another Save The Lucas Museum update from ground zero in Chicago, an EMPIRE STRIKES BACK blast-from-the-past, and details about RFR road trips happening this summer with stops in Joliet and Orlando.

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_052716_RealFans.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:02pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio: May 13, 2016

Casting for young Han Solo targets one man, shooting Episode VIII continues, an Obi-Wan spin-off trilogy gets talked about again, and Mads Mikkelsen provides a revelation about his role in ROGUE ONE. These are among the current STAR WARS headlines to come across our desks at RFR HQ. We talk about it all! Plus, Jimmy Mac has an exclusive report from the Save The Lucas Museum rally in Chicago, Jason bumps into someone from that other “Star” franchise, we review the new STAR WARS documentary ELSTREE 1976 and learn more about the new and amazing STAR WARS Holograms with our special guests, Eric Doane and Ariel James from Zebra Imaging.

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_051316_WeeklyRFR_REV.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:21pm CDT

Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 30

The maestro is featured on the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Blu-ray on the bonus feature "John Williams: The Seventh Symphony". We review this cool featurette and speculate on Williams's future with the saga. Finally, the music from Maz Kanata's "watering hole" has been released! In a surprise move, "Jabba Flow" is now available at the official STAR WARS website and elsewhere. We listen to the release announcement from composer Lin Manuel Miranda with J.J. Abrams and review the track itself. Plus, we find Kylo Ren's theme in "The Hateful Eight" of all places, and more. 

Direct download: RFR_SWOxygen030.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:11pm CDT

RFR Live from Rancho Obi-Wan Part 2

RANCHO Force Radio continues with the second part of our live fundraiser at Steve Sansweet’s Rancho Obi-Wan. Find out what it takes to manage the museum home to the world’s largest STAR WARS collection and how you can visit and make a difference! More special guests are joining us for Part Two including James Arnold Taylor, David W. Collins, Lucasfilm’s Pete Vilmur, and Leland Chee from the STAR WARS story group. Join us for the party and be sure to help RFR raise funds for Rancho Obi-Wan! Visit to donate!

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_050616_RoW_02.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:13pm CDT

RFR Live from Rancho Obi-Wan: Part 1

The mecca for every STAR WARS fan is Rancho Obi-Wan, home to the largest STAR WARS collection in the world. But to keep this great museum alive, we must raise awareness and funds. Join us and make a difference as RFR becomes “Rancho Force Radio” with an incredible live podcast fundraiser recorded live at Rancho Obi-Wan. Steve Sansweet is here with us along with the incredible crew of supporters that keep ROW alive. One episode of RFR could not contain this marathon podcast so we broke it up into two. Let’s kick off part one with James Burns (Jedi News), Bonnie Burton (Star Wars Craft Book) and our very special guest, actor Sam Witwer!

Come back soon for Part Two of RFR Live from Rancho Obi-Wan with more special guests and surprises. 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Visit and make a donation to keep the museum alive and thriving!  

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_050416_RoW_01.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:15am CDT