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The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

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Three guys with a unique approach to Star Wars news and discussion.

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Three guys with a unique approach to Star Wars news and discussion.

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Relaxed and thoughtful...

By R. Zinfandel - Oct 08 2019
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With a special focus on collectors’ issues.

Fantastic!

By RyanPW1996 - Feb 24 2019
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Great listen to add to my library of Star Wars podcasts! @RyanPWright for SWCC giveaway!

iTunes Ratings

104 Ratings
Average Ratings
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1
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Relaxed and thoughtful...

By R. Zinfandel - Oct 08 2019
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With a special focus on collectors’ issues.

Fantastic!

By RyanPW1996 - Feb 24 2019
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Great listen to add to my library of Star Wars podcasts! @RyanPWright for SWCC giveaway!
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The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

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Three guys with a unique approach to Star Wars news and discussion.

Rank #1: Ep. 71: Jason Ward: A Making Star Wars Story

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Did we (and everyone else) jump the gun on the news that the "A Star Wars Story" movies have been put on hold? Jason Ward from MakingStarWars.net drops in to help us figure it out. Here's what happens:

  • Eric tries to negotiate with terrorists in a Target. They're related to him.
  • Luke discovers an auction site we weren't hip to: shopgoodwill.com?!? Mind blown.
  • Dallas has seen Solo: A Star Wars Story more than the rest of us combined almost.
  • What's the future of the standalone Star Wars films? What do we think will or want to happen going forward? What's up with the live-action tv series?
  • It turns out that certain areas of the internet are filled with turds, as we've long postulated.
  • Check out Jason Ward's Star Wars happenings on Twitter: (@MakingStarWars)
  • Dig the outro music? That's Jason's latest single, Hole Through Me, which you can find at jasonward.bandcamp.com along with his other works. Spoiler alert: they're good.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Jun 27 2018

2hr 25mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 85: One Flew Over the Enfys Nest

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A new Resistance trailer, Solo special features, Kathleen Kennedy gets a three year contract extension, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? gets out of hand.
  • That's Metal comes out swinging.
  • Kathleen Kennedy gets a three year contract extension. Score! We thought we heard something else was supposed to happen with her employment. Weird.
  • The "lost" The Empire Strikes Back documentary by Michel Parbot from 1980 is on YouTube! Check it out here.
  • Star Wars: Resistance news. Also, how can a voice actor be so clueless to how the internet works?
  • Jon Favreau's live-action series set news! Check it out at MakingStarWars.net.
  • The Solo: A Star Wars Story bonus features are pretty good.
  • Erin Kellyman talks playing Enfys Nest on starwars.com.
  • Sal Perales and family will appear in Our Star Wars Stories on the Star Wars social media channels (YouTube, Twitter and Facebook). Check the trailer out at theroguerebels.com!
  • Dallas' Whatever Clone Wars Thing gets into Spider Maul!
  • Listener emails and voicemails. Some good stuff!

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Oct 03 2018

2hr 12mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 68: A Wretched Hive of Butthole-ery

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Star Wars fandom is in a state that is, to put it lightly, less than ideal. We felt like we had to address it. Here's what happens:

  • Luke's Funko Pop embargo has been lifted! Eric loves Enfys Nest. Dallas took it easier than usual!
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story is still awesome! The box office numbers aren't an indicator of the quality of the film. Where's the disconnect?
  • There is a section of Star Wars fandom that believes that content creators should never speak out against their detractors, regardless of how terrible the attacks against them are. It's becoming quite an issue.
  • We want Star Wars fandom to be a positive experience for everyone overall. How do we get there?
  • Eric sorta loses it.
  • Listener emails and voicemails, including some Solo soundtrack talk!

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Jun 06 2018

1hr 57mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 86: Favreau Goes Co-Mando

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Jon Favreau opens up about his upcoming live action show, Star Wars Resistance debuts, and there's a bunch of new gear coming! Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? gets a new theme thanks to Robbo!
  • Be on the lookout for new Motivator Merch!
  • Luke sizzles an upcoming It Came from the EU Halloween special.
  • Evan DeChellis (@EDeChellis25) has released his book, The Scalp Beast! You can get a physical and/or digital copy of your very own by clicking here.
  • Jon Favreau's live action show gets a name! The Mandalorian sounds like it will be amazing.
  • Some toy and book/comic updates from NYCC 2018!
  • Star Wars Resistance comes out swinging with 3 episodes on day 1, with the first episode being a double. Did we dig it? Did you?
  • Listener emails and voicemails, and an admission that we've already failed to do a better job of checking the show's Twitter account DMs. Hey, at least we're honest.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Oct 10 2018

2hr 9mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 70: This Deal Is Getting Better All the Time

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George Lucas comes up with some crazy stuff. Will we get a much-loved original trilogy character in Episode IX? New issue of Darth Vader! Here's what happens:

  • We all got some cool stuff!
  • Thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!
  • What is up with people on the internet? Have you heard about this?
  • George Lucas shared what he was planning on delving into if he had done the sequel trilogy. It's out there, man.
  • Is Billy Dee Williams getting set to play Lando in Episode IX? That's the rumor!
  • Issue #17 of Darth Vader is out. It's a scene. How did the guy know the things about the thing? Or the other thing? Mind blown.
  • Listener emails and voicemails from Spencer, Richie, Nick and King Tom.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Jun 20 2018

1hr 51mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 148: This Is the Title, Wiseass!

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Were just days away from The Rise of Skywalker and we're all going crazy, plus we got a heist episode The Mandalorian! Here's what happens:

  • Rock shows were epic.
  • Who Got What? included everyone! It was a good week.
  • HOW ABOUT THAT TV SPOT?
  • Our biggest hopes and fears regarding Episode IX.
  • John Boyega shared an opinion. How did that go?
  • S02E11 of Star Wars Resistance gave us something to dig into this time. Station to Station had some great character moments that help to distract from the amazing coincidences occurring in the plot.
  • We talk about The Mandalorian chapter 6: The Prisoner. What a ride this one was. Great action, great cinematography, and a cool slant on the person inside the armor.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Dec 18 2019

1hr 49mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 147: That's My Line

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We're about a week out from The Rise of Skywalker and the promotion cycle is at a fever pitch, there's a new episode of The Mandalorian, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Dude. Kids, right?
  • How about a pretty busy Who Got What?
  • There is so much news on The Rise of Skywalker that Luke has to hit it in bullet point fashion. Try to keep up!
  • Our wonderful friend Emily Lind wrote a very interesting piece after the #FinnPoe news. Check it out here.
  • Season 2, episode 10 of Star Wars Resistance, Kaz's Curse, sees the Guavian Death Gang in action.
  • How about Chapter 5 of The Mandalorian, The Gunslinger? What about that ending?
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Dec 11 2019

1hr 59mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 122: We Are What They Grow Beyond

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Big announcements all around, a reason to Celebrate, and more video game news. Here's what happens:

  • Dallas made sure this week's Who Got What? was a big deal for everyone!
  • A big announcement from the Motivator camp. It's good stuff.
  • Colin Trevorrow and his team designed something that's in Galaxy's Edge?
  • More details from the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game roll in. It looks like it's going to be amazing!
  • Some classic Star Wars video games are being rereleased by Limited Run.
  • Arcade1UP is releasing the classic original Star Wars arcade games in their small-format cabinet. Good bye, money.
  • Jedi: Fallen Order is getting a five-issue prequel comic.
  • Michelle Rejwan, one of the producers of The Rise of Skywalker, is named the Senior VP of Live Action Development and Production! I bet that's a sweet job.
  • An email from Snoke's son-in-law. It's not a bit.
  • King Tom, ladies and gentlemen.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Jun 19 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 84: Tears, Fears and Lincoln Beards

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We talk Gary Kurtz, Bob Iger talks Star Wars, and there's a new issue of the Vader comic! Here's what happens:

  • Star Wars Spelt Out goes at it Motivator-style. Alright, alright, alright.
  • Who Got What? really worked out for Eric this week. Luke scores some hard-to-find Black Series figures. Dallas hangs out with cool people.
  • Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz passed away at age 78. Check out some stories about his relationship with George Lucas and his role in Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. It's a scene, man.
  • Bob Iger was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, and he talked about Disney's streaming service, his role in the underperformance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and a slowdown in Star Wars releases.
  • Issue #21 of Darth Vader takes us to Mustafar for the design of Casa Vader. That guy is angry.
  • What version of Solo: A Star Wars Story will you get? Will streaming ever fully replace physical media or direct file ownership?
  • Listener emails and voicemails, including a message sent to our Twitter account that SOMEBODY didn't keep up on. Hey, better late than never, right?

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Sep 26 2018

2hr 1min

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Rank #10: Ep. 69: The Lucas Paradigm

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Solo, Celebration, the internet. What would George Lucas do? Here's what happens:

  • Luke and Eric get nothing, while Dallas gets everything.
  • How many times have you seen Solo so far? Still love it? We do!
  • How will Solo's performance affect what happens next? Will we see the story line play out? Is the idea of more than one Star Wars movie per year completely off the table?
  • Where's the line between listening to fan feedback and fans acting as if they own the franchise? What makes it art as opposed to a consumer commodity?
  • Tickets for Star Wars Celebration Chicago are disappearing fast. The 5-day option is sold out, as is the Saturday option. It's gonna be a banger!
  • A new game from Respawn Entertainment has been announced.
  • Phroosh gives us an amazing song for your enjoyment.
  • Ash Crossan of Entertainment Tonight interviews Jim Rash about his role in the upcoming animated show, Star Wars Resistance.
  • Stephen Colbert and his crew strike back against the murkier side of fandom.
  • Listener emails and voicemails from Clare, Turbo, JP, Ryan and more!
  • Stay for more Phroosh!

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Jun 13 2018

2hr 20mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 117: The Robbo Rapport

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Robbo drops in to talk movie release schedules, Disney+ content and more. Here's what happens:

  • We're joined by our pal Robbo (@GC9X) to talk all things Star Wars. He totally gets us. This is gonna rule SO hard.
  • It looks like Who Got What? is unveiling some addiction issues.
  • Disney's movie release schedule shows us that we're not getting a new Star Wars theatrical release after The Rise of Skywalker until 2022, and then two more in 2024 and 2026. Will those be Rian Johnson's movies? Or will it be Benioff and Weiss at the helm? Or someone else?
  • There will be a lot of content available when Disney+ launches. Take a look!
  • Is it possible to meet fan expectations in the age of Twitter? Organized Google-bombing, armchair quarterbacks, people who claim their childhoods have been stolen, etc. What does that do for potential fans or potential creatives?
  • A listener email that just might blow your mind. It blew ours. Seriously.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

May 15 2019

2hr 5mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 115: Shut Thy Hole

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The Mandalorian, Mark Hamill, The Phantom Menace and more! Here's what happens:

  • Spillover from last week has to be made up for in this week's Who Got What?
  • Someone made a comparison that the MCU is this generation's Star Wars. What do you think?
  • Mark Hamill says stuff. People react, some more than others.
  • The Vader: Dark Visions comic issue #3 was a scene. Not a good scene.
  • We recap the panel for The Mandalorian. Unfortunately the official video isn't available on YouTube, so we didn't include any audio in here. But man. So rad.
  • Luke got to go to The Clone Wars panel. Man, we are stoked for that show!
  • Eric talks about the Doug Chiang: the Evolution of Star Wars Design - Designing Episode I panel. If you want to see the panel in full, check it out on the Star Wars YouTube channel.
  • So, the Star Wars: Phantom Menace 20th Anniversary Celebration panel happened. If you want to see the panel in full, you can check it out here. I wouldn't do it though.
  • How about the Star Wars Resistance Season Two Sneak Peek panel? Right?!?
  • The big news of the closing ceremony was the announcement of SWCA 2020. Anaheim, here we come!
  • Listener voicemails!

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

May 01 2019

2hr 11mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 112.2: SWCC 2019 - Preview Day

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The first day of Star Wars Celebration Chicago is here, and Turbo (Matthew Thurbon) joins us to talk about Preview Day. Here's what happens:

  • The convention floor is open and everyone gets to browse, shop and plan.
  • Who Got What? on Preview Day!
  • The Star Wars stage has multiple screens and a great setup.
  • Episode IX title predictions and trailer possibilities.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Apr 12 2019

27mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 105: My Mother Was a Probe Droid

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Star Wars Resistance is gonna bump into The Force Awakens any second, and there are SO MANY toys coming. Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? is filled with joy and lament. Is there going to be an intervention in anyone's future? Also, Valentine's Day scores!
  • We're gonna have a TRIPLE FORCE FRIDAY this year on October 4th. Episode IX, The Mandalorian, and Jedi: Fallen Order will all be represented. Get it? Triple?
  • The New York Toy Fair was a fountain of awesomeness. There are so many cool things on the way! There are a couple of Celebration-exclusive 20th Anniversary Black Series figures that are DOPE.
  • The Hasbro Toy Shop is now Hasbro Pulse. Pay a subscription price to get free shipping. What?
  • There's an 8" Hyperreal Darth Vader available for pre-order. It's only $10 per inch!
  • The Mandalorian and Episode IX have wrapped! We're getting close.
  • Star Wars Resistance episode 16, The Core Problem, sets up Poe's mission to Jakku when he comes to pick up BB-8. It's a great balance of fun and seriousness. Just one more to go!
  • A handful of Episode IX spoiler-ish updates from Making Star Wars.
  • Listener emails and voicemails!
  • Eric calls the outro mashup Livin' on a Love Story. Check it out on YouTube right here. Give it a like and share it!
  • Don't forget about our Star Wars Celebration 5-day pass giveaway. This is the last week to enter. Check out this tweet for details.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Feb 20 2019

2hr 6mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 110: We Are Never Ever Ever Getting in Line Together

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Hayden Christensen will be at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, we've got a live call-in show coming up, and there's new info on the Celebration panel procedures! Here's what happens:

  • If it wasn't for Dallas, Who Got What? would have been huge bummer this week.
  • We're having a live call-in show on April 7th, the Sunday before Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for more details!
  • Jon Favreau shared an image of Taika Waititi doing some voice work with an image of an IG droid in the background. Who could that be?
  • Hayden Christensen is coming to SWCC! According to Luke, they've implemented a used car salesman approach to pricing for his autograph.
  • There's a lot of information to digest regarding the lotteries and reservations for the panels at SWCC. No overnight lines! You can check out the details at starwarscelebration.com.
  • There is some really cool Celebration-exclusive merchandise coming our way! Goodbye, money, hello temporary happiness!
  • Lister email and voicemail!

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Mar 27 2019

2hr 3mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 74: That's Metal

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Hardcore aggro tiger, Darth Vader comic, that's metal. THAT'S METAL! Here's what happens:

  • Luke is slowing down on buying toys, Dallas got a big Lando, and Eric snagged some weird Halloween decorations.
  • Being a parent is a scene, man.
  • The most dangerous game, comic book-style. Darth Vader issue #18 is metal as can be!
  • THAT'S METAL is now officially a thing.
  • An email from Robbo - kick ass! King Tom trolls Eric while asking a really good question. A first-time writer pokes Dallas, so Luke and Eric were happy.
  • Amazing outtakes at the end. Don't miss it!
  • The Metal. You know what I mean.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

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Jul 18 2018

1hr 33mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 120: Qui-Gons, Bygones and Morons

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Collectibles, Galaxy's Edge, crazy fandom and Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray! Here's what happens:

  • We're graced with a visit from King Tom (@TomChansky), and he definitely delivers the goods.
  • Just the theme song alone for Who Got What? causes a scene.
  • The topic of weird fandom happenings leads to a question of motive and how to work the system. No conspiracy theories here, don't worry.
  • The gear for sale in Galaxy's Edge is crazy cool. Take our money. Just take it.
  • King Tom leads us into the novel Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray. There are so many layers to what the story is about. Ms. Gray is a fantastic author, and the characters are really well done. We want you to read the book.
  • Thank you to everyone who listens to the show and who support us on social media. It really means a great deal to us!

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Jun 05 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 129: Cat's in the Cradle and Batting Cleanup

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Triple Force Friday speculation, fandom highlights ands more. Here's what happens:

  • Well, Who Got What? led down a unique path. There's something special about finding things that you forgot you bought.
  • What are we going to see on Triple Force Friday? We have our own ideas about that.
  • Funko Pop! Rides has an Amazon-exclusive Millennium Falcon coming out. It's almost $70. Is it worth it? What do you think?
  • What would Funko have to do to get Luke back into the Funko Pop! game?
  • Supreme Leader Snoke's son-in-law asks what he should consider a "do not miss" for Celebration Anaheim.
  • What kind of music does each Star Wars character listen to? Dallas seems to think that "Cat's in the Cradle" is by Neil Young. That's one more kid who will never go to school.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Aug 07 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 123: Some Fresh Motivation

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Look who's here! Criss Fresh from The Geek Dudes podcast drops in to talk Celebration, collecting, and more. Here's what happens:

  • We're gonna say it. Criss Fresh (@crissfresh) is awesome.
  • Who Got What? shows that RDS in full force all of the world.
  • Did you get your SWCA 2020 pass? Well, if you didn't we may have some bad news.
  • The Boba Fest SDCC exclusive is neat. Is this what they're planning for the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back?
  • Dallas will give you a hand if you need one.
  • The Taylor Swift / DMX mashup, X Bon' Give It to Ya Delicately is back, now with a music video. You can check it out on YouTube. PLEASE GO LISTEN TO IT AND GIVE IT A LIKE! It would mean a lot to Eric.
  • If you ever worried that people were going to stop being jerks online or in person, you can rest easy. You've got nothing to worry about.
  • How about some new comics and books?
  • While talking about books, Criss Fresh plunges a dagger into Eric's heart while Dallas and Luke laugh and laugh. And then they all laugh some more.
  • Ready for the Patreon launch? Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. It should be live on July 1st!

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Jun 26 2019

2hr 13mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 108: Down with the Sickness

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Celebration news, Star Wars Resistance is on fire, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Luke's wife got sick right before we started the show, so he had to go take care of her. He's a good dude.
  • Who Got What? is a Funko and clearance extravaganza.
  • Star Wars Celebration is so close. Announce the rest of the panels for crying out loud!
  • People have seen Episode IX footage. They saw it in St. Louis. Eric missed it.
  • Dallas has an idea about Rey's training.
  • Star Wars Resistance episode 19, No Escape: Part 1 shows Tam being manipulated, Kaz being a hero, and a crazy find in the Colossus. Man, oh man.
  • An email from Rik and a voicemail from King Tom.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

Mar 13 2019

1hr 17mins

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Ep.. 153: Get Out of My Yard, You Will

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The Rise of Skywalker crosses the $1 billion line, Star Wars Resistance nears its end, and people are saying things about live action series. Here's what happens:

  • Our ultra-rad friend Ali Slate (@glittergeekali tells us what her fandom is like and how cool her dad is.
  • Who Got What? and almost everyone got something!
  • How many times have you seen The Rise of Skywalker? What did Ali think of it? Is she a Reylo or a Say No?
  • It turns out not everyone loves The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda. What?!?
  • We're getting closer to the return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and we're mostly stoked for it.
  • As Star Wars Resistance nears the series end, can we expect it to get more and more serious with each episode? In S02E17, Rebuilding the Resistance, the stakes are as high and the action has real consequences. What's next?
  • Is any of the news about the live-action tv series real this week? What is wrong with people? Besides the obvious stuff, I mean.
  • So, the High Republic Era?
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Jan 22 2020

1hr 35mins

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Ep. 152: Still Snoke-in'

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Kylo Ren's origin story in comic form, Star Wars Resistance brings the heat, and more. Here's what happens:

  • We managed to get Who Got What? in the right spot in the show this time.
  • You know what? Star Wars Rebels WAS AWESOME. It's a great show. Very well done.
  • How about the Star Wars: Rise of Kylo Ren comics? It's a scene, man. What do you think of it?
  • We finally get back to Star Wars Resistance, and it's definitely well-timed! Two episodes were released this past week, and they turned up the heat quite a bit. People are getting killed, battles are taking place, and the action is really good!
  • How's The Rise of Skywalker sitting with you now that we've had it for almost 4 weeks? What do you love? What do you wish they did differently? Was there anything you expected to happen but didn't? Well, we have thoughts.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Jan 15 2020

1hr 35mins

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Ep. 151: Up in Snoke

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We talk about how the sequel trilogy as a whole worked for us, and we look ahead to what's next. Here's what happens:

  • His royal majesty King Tom (@TomChansky) bestows his kingly wisdom upon us.
  • Our new show art is courtesy of our friend Xurxo (@laseraw)! Check him out on Instagram (@xurxogpenalta).
  • Eric forgets how the show works and misses Who Got What? like a doofus. It's later in the show, which is weird.
  • We talk about the sequel trilogy as a whole and what the noise is all about around The Rise of Skywalker and Star Wars in general.
  • What are we all looking forward to in the near future? What's coming up?
  • What is the mysterious Project Luminous all about?
  • No, we didn't forget about Star Wars Resistance!
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Jan 08 2020

1hr 54mins

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PATREON PREVIEW - That’s Metal - Ep. 7: Eric's TSO Tribute - Part 1

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Check out this preview of The Bad Motivators Patreon-exclusive show, That's Metal! In this episode, Eric discusses his church's annual tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra, using a board recording from 2018 to break down some of the songs. Is it metal? It's metal.

Want to hear more? Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to sign up. You'll get this bonus show along with lots of others for just $8 per month. Thanks for being awesome!

Jan 03 2020

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Ep. 150: Kuilling Me Softly (with Beskar Saunders)

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The first season of The Mandalorian comes to an end. Oh, and we have a guest. Here's what happens:

  • Happy New Year.
  • Steele Saunders of Steele Wars (@SteeleWars)helps us celebrate 150 episodes!
  • We always want the guest to go first during Who Got What? when we have one.
  • We talk The Rise of Skywalker and figure out where everyone is with it. And how about Twitter? That place is great.
  • There may be some legitimate Star Wars live-action television news.
  • The last two episodes of the first season of The Mandalorian where a rollercoaster ride of emotions. It seems like everyone is mostly on the same page with this.
  • We have some KILLER new designs at TeePublic thanks to our friend Xurxo (@laseraw)! Check them out at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Jan 01 2020

2hr 49mins

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Ep. 149: All We've Done, All This Time

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We saw it! We finally saw The Rise of Skywalker. So did most of the internet. Can you guess how it's going? Here's what happens:

  • Merry Christmas.
  • Who Got What? goes by fast.
  • Okay, here's the deal. There was a killer new episode of The Mandalorian and also a new episode of Star Wars Resistance. We didn't talk about them. There just wasn't any time. So much to discuss! We'll get to them next week.
  • We talk about The Rise of Skywalker in detail. What did we think of the movie as a whole? What does it all mean? What did everyone else think about it?
  • We talk about some key elements of the movies, and imagine what we might have done differently. What was the best part?
  • Anything else we say here is just going to be some version of "we saw the movie" so this will be it.
  • There's some SUPER RAD new t-shirts coming.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Dec 25 2019

2hr 12mins

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Ep. 148: This Is the Title, Wiseass!

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Were just days away from The Rise of Skywalker and we're all going crazy, plus we got a heist episode The Mandalorian! Here's what happens:

  • Rock shows were epic.
  • Who Got What? included everyone! It was a good week.
  • HOW ABOUT THAT TV SPOT?
  • Our biggest hopes and fears regarding Episode IX.
  • John Boyega shared an opinion. How did that go?
  • S02E11 of Star Wars Resistance gave us something to dig into this time. Station to Station had some great character moments that help to distract from the amazing coincidences occurring in the plot.
  • We talk about The Mandalorian chapter 6: The Prisoner. What a ride this one was. Great action, great cinematography, and a cool slant on the person inside the armor.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Dec 18 2019

1hr 49mins

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Ep. 147: That's My Line

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We're about a week out from The Rise of Skywalker and the promotion cycle is at a fever pitch, there's a new episode of The Mandalorian, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Dude. Kids, right?
  • How about a pretty busy Who Got What?
  • There is so much news on The Rise of Skywalker that Luke has to hit it in bullet point fashion. Try to keep up!
  • Our wonderful friend Emily Lind wrote a very interesting piece after the #FinnPoe news. Check it out here.
  • Season 2, episode 10 of Star Wars Resistance, Kaz's Curse, sees the Guavian Death Gang in action.
  • How about Chapter 5 of The Mandalorian, The Gunslinger? What about that ending?
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Dec 11 2019

1hr 59mins

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PATREON FREEBIE - That's Metal - Ep. 6: Happy Metal Holidays [with Angus Clark[

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Man, what a get this one was for me. Guitarist extraordinaire Angus Clark, currently on tour with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, took some time to talk with me about his influences and his experiences in the music business. There is some great stuff in here, and I think you're really going to dig it. 

Be sure to check out Angus on the road with TSO, and follow him on social media (@angusclarkgtr on Instagram and Facebook)!

Dig this episode? To get more episodes like this one, support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Dec 06 2019

1hr 19mins

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Ep. 146: You Want Some Soup?

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So many tv spots for The Rise of Skywalker, a sweet episode of The Mandalorian, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Be careful out there! There are spoilers everywhere!
  • In Who Got What? we find out that NOBODY got a baby Yoda and nobody is gonna get one anytime soon.
  • There are some rad new The Rise of Skywalker tv spots with some cool dialogue from Sheev. Will it be in the movie?
  • The stars are making the media rounds.
  • There was an episode of Star Wars Resistance that two of us watched.
  • Okay, everyone wants to talk about chapter 4 of The Mandalorian. We gave it high scores all around. Somehow there have been some complaints that a certain person on the show managed to kick the Mando's ass, and some complaints that one person knew how to shoot a blaster. Yep, for reals. BUT THE SHOW, AM I RIGHT?!?!?
  • Eric needs a Carbonized Mandalorian from Target. Help.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Dec 04 2019

1hr 59mins

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Ep. 145: Carga Don't Preach (I'm Keepin' My Baby)

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Two episodes of The Mandalorian, and a new episode of Star Wars Resistance too? Here's what happens:

  • Well, Who Got What? was sad. Pretty sad. What is this world coming to?
  • Guess what! There are some new clips from The Rise of Skywalker! And everyone is happy as can be about them. No complaints whatsoever. The internet is at peace. It's amazing.
  • Someone lost a script. You really CAN find anything on eBay.
  • Rendezvous Point, episode 8 of season 2 of Star Wars Resistance finally brings Tam back into the mix. And man, come on, mom.
  • The Mandalorian rules. I mean, seriously. IT RULES. Everyone in the world loves it, with zero exceptions. OH WAIT. Phroosh?!? What??? It's a musical.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Nov 27 2019

1hr 47mins

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Ep. 144: The Mandalorian: Adventures in Babysitting

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Two episodes of The Mandalorian, and a new episode of Star Wars Resistance too? Here's what happens:

  • Well, we all got Disney+ as part of Who Got What? this week.
  • Star Wars Resistance, what are you doing? Where's Tam? But hey, the Force. Check out The Relic Raiders and see what you think.
  • People are playing Jedi: Fallen Order and apparently it's pretty dope. Mostly.
  • We talk about the first two episodes of The Mandalorian and how cool they are. And they're cool. SUPER COOL.
  • How about that one thing? AND THE OTHER THING?!?
  • We talk about the music by composer Ludwig Göransson. It totally fits the western vibe of the show. What do you think of it?
  • How are you liking Disney+ so far? Feeling good about the future of Star Wars television?
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Nov 20 2019

2hr 7mins

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Ep. 143: Bob Iger: Born a Gamblin' Man

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It's Mandalorian eve, and we can't sleep. Also, Bob Iger says things. Oh, and how about Star Wars Resistance? Here's what happens:

  • It's the season of giving. Help someone out.
  • The Motivators are trying to be more responsible when it comes to Who Got What? What is this world coming to?
  • There are more new toys on the way. And, oh wait, someone forgot they got something awesome.
  • Bob Iger says stuff about things in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek. There's a ton of information in there, so be sure to check it out right here for yourself.
  • How about some big predictions for The Mandalorian? Some are good. Some are really good.
  • Eric is taking forever to finish reading Star Wars: Resistance Reborn. If you start reading it right now you'll beat him, and then we can all talk about it!
  • Season 2 episode 6 of Star Wars Resistance, From Beneath, really digs deep into family dynamics and funny backstories. And don't miss next week's episode; buy 3 get 1 free, installed!
  • Eric interviewed Bill Motz and Bob Roth, the masterminds behind LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, about the show and the fanbase behind it. It's great to have Star Wars being created by people who love it! Be sure to catch the Freemakers on Disney+. It's a great show.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Nov 13 2019

1hr 57mins

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PATREON PREVIEW - Seismic Charges - Ep.17: Age of Resistance: General Hux

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Check out this free preview for Seismic Charges. We discuss Age of Resistance: General Hux.

Each week join Luke, King Tom Chansky @TomChansky and Rashad Qasem @iqasem as they continue their epic journey through the Star Wars comic canon.

Find more at patreon.com/thebadmotivators

Nov 11 2019

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PATREON PREVIEW - That’s Metal - Ep. 5: The Virtuosity Curiosity

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Check out this preview of The Bad Motivators Patreon-exclusive show, That's Metal! In this episode, Eric discusses the technical prowess of the musicians in the hard rock and metal genres, and there's some speculation that maybe Robert Johnson had the right idea..

Want to hear more? Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to sign up. You'll get this bonus show along with lots of others for just $8 per month. Thanks for being awesome!

Nov 08 2019

3mins

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Ep. 142: This Was All for (ug)Naught

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The Brez is back in action, a new clip from The Mandalorian courtesy of Vanity Fair, and more! Here's what happens:

  • We have awesome friends/listeners. Seriously.
  • New Black Series figures are on the way! Who Got What? is gonna be really happy or really sad. Or both.
  • The tv spot for The Mandalorian is dope. Ever heard an ugnaught talk? You have now.
  • What other Star Wars projects paved the way for The Mandalorian?
  • Will Disney+ become the primary home for new Star Wars projects?
  • Martin Scorsese has some things to say about some things.
  • Season 2 episode 5 of Star Wars Resistance, The Engineer, is filled with love, hope and a strong dose of BETRAYAL.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Nov 06 2019

2hr 8mins

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Ep. 141: Movie Making Is a Complicated Profession, Don't You Agree?

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A new trailer for The Mandalorian comes out of nowhere on the day we record?!? Wow! Oh, and some news drops while we're recording. Finally! Here's what happens:

  • Kids, am I right?
  • Who Got What? is a mixed bag of triumph and pain.
  • So, how about the trailer for The Mandalorian? Yep, it's cool.
  • EW (and some other news outlets) say there's a huge spoiler for the Star Wars universe in the first episode of The Mandalorian. Does the word spoiler even mean anything anymore?
  • Did you miss anything in the trailer for The Rise of Skywalker? We sure did.
  • Benioff and Weiss are not doing their Star Wars movie(s). They're too busy, apparently. Is there more to it?
  • Season 2 episode 4 of Star Wars Resistance, Hunt on Celsor 3, is a hoot. Who's hungry?
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Oct 30 2019

1hr 54mins

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Ep. 140: Taking One Last Look - The Final Trailer

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We have a new trailer for The Rise of Skywalker. What else matters? Here's what happens:

  • Tickets? We got 'em.
  • Who Got What? really makes us think that at least one of us might have a problem.
  • THAT TRAILER, am I right? What does it all mean? What did we miss? Why didn't we all watch it for our first time all together?
  • What's up with the Cassian series?
  • What's the deal with the Mandalorian episode schedule?
  • The latest episode of Star Wars Resistance, Live Fire, has some interesting moments. Remember that deleted scene from Solo? And man, the First Order are psychos.
  • We take a total sideline on what education methodology should be like in this day and age. I know, I know.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Oct 23 2019

2hr 2mins

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Ep. 139: Pulling the Plug

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Still waiting on a trailer, a new episode of Resistance, and birthday aftermath! Here's what happens:

  • This again?
  • Who Got What? includes some Triple Force Friday stragglers.
  • Is Rian Johnson still doing the thing?
  • Freddie Prinze, Jr. had some things to say. Some loud, expletive-laden things.
  • Is there something going on at Lucasfilm? Is Kathleen Kennedy considering stepping down?
  • The second episode of the new season of Star Wars Resistance is really good. A Quick Salvage Run has some tense moments, some solid action, and a couple of dark overtones. Get it!
  • Mysterious mystery box mysteries.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators Follow us on Twitter! The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivatorsLuke Cruser: @lukecruserEric Strothers: @ericstrothersDallas Wood: @tarkintangents

Oct 16 2019

1hr 32mins

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PATREON PREVIEW - That's Metal - Ep. 4: Oh, That's Classic(al)

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Check out this preview of The Bad Motivators Patreon-exclusive show, That's Metal! In this episode, Eric takes a look at classical music's influence on metal music. Has classical music shaped the metal music of today? You'll have to listen to find out. Well, not really. I'll tell you, the answer is yes. But listen!

Want to hear more? Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to sign up. You'll get this bonus show along with lots of others for just $8 per month. Thanks for being awesome!

Oct 11 2019

1min

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Relaxed and thoughtful...

By R. Zinfandel - Oct 08 2019
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With a special focus on collectors’ issues.

Fantastic!

By RyanPW1996 - Feb 24 2019
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Great listen to add to my library of Star Wars podcasts! @RyanPWright for SWCC giveaway!