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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

103 Ratings
Average Ratings
99
0
1
0
3

Relaxed and thoughtful...

By R. Zinfandel - Oct 08 2019
Read more
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

Latest release on Jan 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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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. 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: Ep. 134: Sheev It Up with Robbo

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Finally some Black Series news for Triple Force Friday, plus Snoke in comic form! Here's what happens:

  • Our pal Robbo (@GC9X) helps us break down some big SPOILERS at the end of the episode. Don't worry, we give plenty of warnings.
  • It's twist and twist and turn after turn in Who Got What? this week. Luke tells us about the toy store that the Beach Boys wrote a song about.
  • We finally get some Black Series leaks for the wave that will be out on Triple Force Friday! The figures look great. Thank you YakFace via @karldiesel on Instagram!
  • Kylo Ren goes to Dagobah with Snoke in the Age of Resistance: Snoke comic. He faces Luke in the cave the same way that Luke faced Vader there. What do you think about that?
  • SPOILER WARNING! We talk about the spoilers that Jason Ward, Jedi Paxis and Bespin Bulletin have been serving up. There are plenty of warnings going in, so you'll have plenty of time to bail out if you don't want to hear them. And trust us, we totally get it if it's not your thing. It's a lot of fun though!
  • Go buy some t-shirts! The link is below.
  • 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

Sep 11 2019

2hr 14mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 132: Don't You Wish Your Girlfriend Was Dark Like Rey

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D23 does not disappoint! New footage from The Rise of Skywalker, an official trailer for The Mandalorian, and there's Disney+ news too! Here's what happens:

  • It turns out that Etsy is where it's at in this weeks' Who Got What? segment.
  • So, D23 happened. Did you hear about it? How about a new poster for The Rise of Skywalker? Oh, and how about some new footage from it?
  • Keri Russel talks about Zorri Bliss and her sexy-time relationship with Poe Dameron.
  • We finally get an official trailer for The Mandalorian. The scene with IG-11 is stunning on its own. The rest is great too!
  • The Disney+ app looks good. Hopefully it runs well.
  • LFL officially confirms that Ewan McGregor is coming back as Obi-Wan Kenobi for a Disney+ series!
  • 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 28 2019

1hr 45mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: Ep. 113: SWCC 2019 - The Good, the Better and the Best

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Celebration has wrapped, and we're all finally home. What a scene. Here's what happens:

  • Steele Saunders talks to Chris Seekell from the Star Wars Underworld and Eric after the media walkthrough following the Episode IX panel. It was a rad day to say the least.
  • Galaxy's Edge panel? Yeah, we missed it.
  • The Mandalorian is gonna be amazing. AMAZING.
  • We sit down with artist extraordinaire Chris Hall as the final day of Celebration winds down. This fandom has some amazing moments, and you'll be moved when you hear his take on his visit.
  • Eric lets his kids do their own version of Who Got What? once he shows them what he brought home for them.

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 17 2019

44mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: 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 #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. 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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