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The Official Podcast of the 501st Legion International Star Wars Costuming Organization.

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I’m a squire still, but this is a great way to connect and catch up with the whole legion.

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Wish you had more! Love the 501st cast.

iTunes Ratings

44 Ratings
Average Ratings
27
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4
7

Nice!

By Max qwerty. - Dec 30 2014
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I’m a squire still, but this is a great way to connect and catch up with the whole legion.

Great!

By Tk-5351 - Jul 02 2014
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Wish you had more! Love the 501st cast.

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501stCast Episode 103: June 28th, 2017: 501st Iiinnn Spaaaccee

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Show Notes: Episode CIII (June 28th, 2017)

Dedicated to:
Shane Dredge, CC-8960, Southern Cross Garrison
Michael Walden, TI-9517, from Midwest Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe (SL-12743) & Marcus (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Columbia Outpost celebrates Star Wars Week
  • Alaskan Outpost troops ACS Relay for Life
  • Empire City Garrison invaded Orange County Department of Social Services Foster Family Picnic
  • Empire City Garrison appears at White Plains Comic Con & New Dorp Comic Con
  • Alaskan Outpost visits Anchorage Ronald McDonald House (photos)
  • Redback Garrison’s triple troop triumph
  • Alaskan Outpost celebrates Pioneer Park’s 50th anniversary (photos)
  • Imperial Sands Garrison invades LEGOland
  • Empire City Garrison troops Children’s Expo & Touch-a-Truck
  • Alaskan Outpost attends ACCA’s Family Field Day (photos)
  • Alaskan Outpost invades Juneau Symphony’s Music of John Williams concert (photos1, photos2, vlog1, vlog2)
  • Empire City Garrison supports PS 72’s Career Day
  • Empire City Garrison attends Star Wars: Rogue One screening
  • Empire City Garrison troops Feel the Force Family Fun Day
  • Alaskan Outpost invades Arc of Anchorage’s Summer Fun Day (photos)
  • Garrison Titan marches in Seattle’s Pride Parade
  • Old Line Garrison’s May Round-up (part 1, part 2)

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Congratulations to two Honorary Members on their upcoming induction into the 2018 Hollywood Walk of Fame – Mark Hamill and “Weird Al” Yankovic!
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

Join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/the501stcast and www.facebook.com/the501stlegion and follow us on Twitter

Jun 29 2017

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501stCast Classics: Episode 4: December 12th, 2007: Christmas in July

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Show Notes: Episode IV (December 12th, 2007, re-released July 31st, 2017)

Hosts: Dean (TK-899), Varza (DZ-8772) and Rich Sigfrit (IC-9577)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Rich Sigfrit (IC-9577) (for original release), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) (for re-release)

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • 501st Legion & R2-KT in Star Wars Insider #98
  • E! Online Gossip Article
  • 501st Party Bus
  • FanBoys
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

A Different Point of View

  • Episode 11 “The Alderaan Incident”

Mission Reports

  • Costa Rica’s annual Teleton troop (video no longer online)
  • Aurora Borealis Alaskan Outpost rings bells for Salvation Army (article)
  • German Garrison troops at Heidelberg’s Media Markt
  • Star Garrison invades Space Center Houston
  • Central Garrison invades Strategic Air & Space Museum
  • Midwest Garrison troops Toy Con Charity Toy Show
  • Bloodfin Garrison participates in We Care Fundraiser
  • Holiday Parades
    • Florida & Alabama Garrisons in Pensacola Christmas Parade
    • Southern California Garrison in Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade with Anthony Forrest
    • Florida Garrison in St. Petersburg, Florida’s Christmas Parade (video no longer online)
    • Garrison Tyranus in Ukrops Richmond Christmas Parade (video)
    • Midwest Garrison in Fairbury, IL Christmas Parade

Upcoming Events

  • Star Garrison’s Bast Alpha Squad to march in Krewe of Tucks Mardi Gras Parade with Peter & Angie Mayhew – February 2nd
  • Dune Sea Garrison to troop Phoenix Comicon – January 26th-27th

Shout Out

  • Feedback/Comments
  • Anniversary/Milestones
    • Dune Sea Garrison (representing Arizona) – 6th Anniversary (on the 14th)
    • Aurora Borealis Alaska Outpost – 2nd Anniversary (on the 21st)
  • Contest Winner announcement for Episode III

Join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/the501stcast and www.facebook.com/the501stlegion and follow us on Twitter

Aug 01 2017

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501stCast Minicast: Behind the Bucket Ep 1 – Jeffrey, SL-11907

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Behind the Bucket Minicast: Episode I

Hosts: Joe Mignano, SL/TI-12743 & Nicky Blum, DZ-8397

Guest:  Jeffery Hebert, SL/TI/ID-11907

Post-Production: Joe Mignano, SL/TI-12743

Welcome to a new minicast series for the 501stCast – Behind the Bucket.

Each month we’ll be interviewing a 501st Legion member based on a nomination from the previous interviewee. For this first episode we’re starting with a member that Joe nominated – Jeffrey Hebert, SL-11907 from New England Garrison. From what we can tell he might be the first member recruited because of the 501stCast! He’s also, to our knowledge, the Legion’s first blind trooper.

Shout out to Jill, TI-71411 of Garrison Excelsior

Apr 25 2018

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501stCast Episode 107: January 31st, 2018: Happy New Jedi

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Show Notes: Episode CVII (January 31st, 2018)

Dedicated to:
John “Dusty” Woodgate, ID-2139 of Alpine Garrison
Jim Griffin, TX/TB-8455 of Star Garrison.

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe (SL-12743) & Marcus (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Midsouth Garrison & Guests march in 42nd Annual Gatlinburg Christmas Parade (photos)
  • Costa Rica Garrison attend Project Daniel’s X-Mas Party (photos, TV coverage)
  • Costa Rica Garrison attends High School Graduation (photos, video)
  • The Last Jedi Premiere troops
    • Costa Rica Garrison (photos, live feed, news article)
    • Empire City Garrison attends Autism-friendly TLJ screening (photo)
    • Desert Scorpion Garrison (photo1, photo2)
    • Ecuador Garrison
    • Empire City Garrison supports Little League (photo) and John Theissen Foundation (photo)
    • Northeast Remnant Garrison attends Vince’s fundraiser screening (photo)
    • New England Garrison escorts Ron Villemaire to his TLJ screening
  • Alaskan Garrison helps Toys For Tots (vlog, troop1 photos, troop2 photos, troop3 photos)
  • Ecuador Garrison attends party for Down Syndrome Association (photo)
  • Empire City Garrison attends Toys of Hope Holiday Party and supports Toys for Tots at Intrepid A&S Museum (photo with Enterprise)
  • Old Line Garrison’s December Mission Round-up
  • Southern California Garrison & Guests visits Hillsides for the Holidays
  • Costa Rica Garrison visits National Children’s Hospital on Christmas Eve (group photo)
  • Costa Rica Garrison troops 90 Minutes For Life soccer match (photo)
  • Alaskan Garrison’s monthly visit to Providence Medical Center Visit (photos)
  • Ecuador Garrison visits Inés Chambers Orphanage (photo)
  • Alaskan Garrison visits Covenant House for their Star Wars Day (photos)
  • Golden Gate Garrison attends Krystal’s birthday party (photo)
  • Alaskan Garrison partners with Make-A-Wish for Ryder’s Wish (troop1 photos, troop2 photos)
  • Empire City Garrison visits Stony Brook University Hospital (photo)
  • Philippine Garrison & Guests march in the Sinulog Grand Parade (video)
  • Dutch Garrison visits Sophia Hospital for Children (photos)

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to December 2017 Trooper of the Month: Chase Gray, TB-71784 from Midsouth Garrison. (news report1 , news report2)
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

Join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/the501stcast and www.facebook.com/the501stlegion and follow us on Twitter

Feb 01 2018

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501stCast Episode 109: April 17th, 2018: Were Pagetti & Bohdi separated at birth?

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Show Notes: Episode CIX (April 17th, 2018)

Dedicated to:
Art K.H. Liu, TD-83314 from Taiwan Garrison
Anthony Conte, TI-28803 from Carolina Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) & Marcus Dohring (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

Upcoming Events

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • May the Fourth & Free Comic Book Day
  • When & where will Star Wars Celebration 2019 be?
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

Join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/the501stcast and www.facebook.com/the501stlegion and follow us on Twitter

Apr 18 2018

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501stCast Episode 110: June 20th, 2018: Celebrating Solo

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Show Notes: Episode CX (June 20th, 2018)

Dedicated to:
Line Celeste Mikkelborg, DS 6279 from Nordic Garrison
and Christian John Collins, TX 51695 from 70th Explorers Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) & Marcus Dohring (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Brazilian Division Garrison reports:
    • Autism Awareness Day (photos)
    • Caçapava anniversary parade (photos)
    • Walk for Anna (photos)
    • Army Cadets Academy Mother’s Day event (photos)
    • Solo pre-premiere event (photos)
    • Children’s Hospital visit (photos)
  • Alaskan Garrison’s month Providence Hospital visit (photos)
  • Charity Walks:
    • Alaska Garrison at Anchorage Heart Walk (photos)
    • Empire City Garrison at March of Dimes March for Babies Walk (photo)
    • Empire City Garrison at Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk (group photo)
    • 70th Explorers Garrison at Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Walk (photo)
    • Empire City Garrison at Great Strides Walks in Wantagh (photo) & Long Island, NY (photo)
  • Alaskan Garrison at Anchorage Promise Kids Day (photos, 360* video)
  • 70th Explorers Garrison troop for Evan (video by Hospital)
  • Empire City Garrison on GMA with Ron Howard (video, Selfie)
  • Alaskan Garrison at Alaska Native Medical Center (photos) & Soldotna Public Library (photos) for May the Fourth
  • Costa Rica Garrison’s May the Fourth (photo) & Revenge of the 5th events (photos)
  • CHOC Hospital video featuring TK-61490
  • Dune Sea Garrison’s Phoenix Children’s Hospital Visit (Darth Angel’s feelings chart)
  • Empire City Garrison troops Mets Star Wars Night (jumbotron photo)
  • Solo A Star Wars Story premiere events
  • Sad News from Costa Rica Garrison (Felipe’s training video)
  • LEGOland invasions (Germany group photo video, Imperial Sands Garrison AT-AT photo)
  • Midwest Garrison invades Joliet Public Library (pre-event article, group photo)
  • Empire City Garrison helps with Disney trip presentation (article, GoFundMe, photo)
  • Solo Round Table

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to Scott, TK-62000 from Bloodfin Garrison on his 100th troop!
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

Join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/the501stcast and www.facebook.com/the501stlegion and follow us on Twitter

Jun 21 2018

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501stCast Classics: Episode 7: January 23rd, 2008: Sight-seeing with the 501st

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Show Notes: Episode VII (January 23rd, 2008, re-released January 18th, 2019)

Hosts: Dean (TK-899), Lor (TK-7883) and Nicky (DZ-8397)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Rich Sigfrit (IC-9577) (for original release), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) (for re-release)

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • Heart of the Empire
  • Jundland Wastes Squad
  • Honeymooners sight-see with Spanish Garrison
  • Dewback Ridge Squad award
  • new Honorary Member from France – Roger Carel (video)
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

A Different Point of View – Episode 12

Mission Reports

  • Great Lakes Garrison’s first official event
  • Hong Kong Shadow Outpost at Star Wars Expo
  • Kenny Baker’s grandson’s birthday
  • Old Line Garrison troops Baltimore Orchestra concert
  • Philippine Outpost’s Hospital Visit
  • New England Garrison invades Arisia
Upcoming Events
  • Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit in Philadelphia
  • Quick Calendar run-down
  • Dewback Ridge Squad to support Blood Drive

Shout Out

  • Fan Mail
  • Anniversary/Milestones
    • Malaysia-Brunei Outpost – 2nd Anniversary
  • Last episode’s contest winner announcement

Join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/the501stcast and www.facebook.com/the501stlegion and follow us on Twitter

Jan 18 2019

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501stCast Episode 106: November 30th, 2017: Imperial DuckPlucking

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Show Notes: Episode CVI (November 30th, 2017)

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe (TI-12743) & Marcus (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)
Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Make-A-Wish presentations
  • Charity Walks
    • Central California Garrison participates in Walk to Defeat ALS (photos)
    • Star Garrison troops CASANA Walk (photo)
    • Star Garrison invades LLS Light the Night Walk (selfie)
    • Star Garrison troops Autism Speaks Walk (photo)
    • Empire City Garrison attends Alexander’s Angels Buddy Walk (photo)
    • Empire City Garrison invades JTCF Freaky 5K
  • Empire City Garrison troops Huntington Library’s Star Wars Day
  • Costa Rica Garrison invades 80s music marathon (photos)
  • Star Garrison’s TK-68272 attends Halloween Safety event (photo)
  • Portuguese Outpost visits Eduardo again (photo)
  • Empire City Garrison troops DuckPluck Halloween party (photo)
  • Costa Rica Outpost supports Territorio de Zaguates
  • Korean Outpost’s historic visit to the DMZ (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison invades Bellmore Memorial Library (photo)
  • Empire City Garrison troops Special Olympics Polar Plunge
  • Garrison Excelsior invades Strong Museum
  • Imperial Sands Garrison troops San Diego Gulls Star Wars Night (photo)
  • Southern California Garrison attends Troop Turkey Drive
  • Empire City Garrison troops Intrepid’s Gift of Thanksgiving event (photo)
  • Empire City Garrison invades Long Island Festival of Trees

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to Stephanie, TI-71726 of Star Garrison’s North Texas Squad – Trooper of the Month for October 2017
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

Join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/the501stcast and www.facebook.com/the501stlegion and follow us on Twitter

Dec 01 2017

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501stCast Episode 113: December 19th, 2018: Can you play the Flizz too?

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Show Notes: Episode CXIII (December 19th, 2018)

Dedicated to:
Boris Franke, TB-10761 from German Garrison
Amanda Lilly, DZ-54559 from Garrison Corellia
and Brian Nowak, TR-74072 from Canadian Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743), Marcus Dohring (TK-14057) & Jamie Tobitt (SL-67076)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Alaskan Garrison
  • Empire City Garrison
  • Bluegrass Garrison troops inaugural Louisville Supercon
  • Imperial Sands Garrison’s busy weekend & Golden Boot Award
  • Star Garrison’s West Texas Squad trooper at National Adoption Day
  • Hillsides Holiday Visit
  • Diamond Garrison marches in Big Jingle Jubilee Parade
  • United Arab Emirates invades The Dubai Mall for Star Wars: The Exhibit (article)

Interview with Alex, SL-4142

501st’s Heart of the Force program

Upcoming Events

  • Disneyland Christmas Day Parade with 501st & Rebel Legions
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to Imperial Gunner “MacDubh” IG-20843 of Capital City Garrison for crushing his 50th planet.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

Join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/the501stcast and www.facebook.com/the501stlegion and follow us on Twitter

Dec 20 2018

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501stCast Episode 108: March 7th, 2018: From Watto’s Junkyard to the Sienar Fleet

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Show Notes: Episode CVIII (March 7th, 2018)

Dedicated to:
Mike King, ID-80200 from New England Garrison’s Green Mountain Squad
Sascha Klockow, DZ-20990 from German Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) & Marcus Dohring (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Contributor: Jamie Tobitt (TI-67076)

Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Empire City Garrison visits Stony Brook University Hospital (photo)
  • Alaskan Garrison supports Fairbanks Homeless Youth Count (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison troops Sachem Con (photo)
  • Alaskan Garrison invades Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Library’s ComicCon (photos)
  • Southern California Garrison supports Scarlett’s Blood Drive (photo)
  • 70th Explorers Garrison invades Planet Comicon
  • Alaskan Garrison visits Children’s Hospital at Providence
  • Alaskan Garrison partners with Wish Upon A North Star
  • Starkiller Garrison & Garrison Carida at THON (group photo)
  • Costa Rica Garrison helps grant a Wish (Facebook video)
  • Knightfall Garrison troops Monash Children’s Hospital Walk (photo)

Upcoming Events

  • United Arab Emirates to troop Super Hero Run and Family Fun Day on March 9th
  • Imperial Sands Garrison to invade Air Show on March 10th
  • German Garrison invites all to LEGOland May 31st thru June 3rd
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to November 2017 Trooper of the Month: Efrain Valentin, III, DZ-40717 of Garrison Tyranus’ Sienar Fleet Squad
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

Join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/the501stcast and www.facebook.com/the501stlegion and follow us on Twitter

Mar 07 2018

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501stCast Classics: Episode 3: November 28th, 2007: Fanboys’ True Colors

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Show Notes: Episode III (November 28th, 2007, re-released June 12th, 2017)

Hosts: Dean (TK-899), Varza (DZ-8772) and Lor (TK-7883)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Rich Sigfrit (IC-9577) (for original release), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) (for re-release)

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

A Different Point of View

  • Episode 8 “I am NOT a Clone!”

Mission Reports

  • Midwest Garrison’s Michigan Squad troops Thanksgiving Parade (parade video) [pre-parade is no longer online]
  • Canadian Garrison’s Capital City Squad in Help Santa Toy Parade & Stittsville Parade of Lights
  • New England Garrison invades Super MegaFest (photos, video)
  • Spanish Garrison celebrates 30th Anniversary of Star Wars (concert video)
  • Nordic Garrison troops Scandinavian Convention
  • Empire City Garrison invades Big Apple Con (Fanboys)
  • Mountain Garrison’s Dewback Ridge Squad supports Toys for Tots at 2 events

Upcoming Events

  • Garrison Tyranus in Ukrops Christmas Parade on December 1st [2007]
  • Bloodfin Garrison to support Stuff-A-Bus

Shout Out

  •  Anniversary/Milestones
    • Dutch Garrison – 7th anniversary
  • Contest Winner announcement

Join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/the501stcast and www.facebook.com/the501stlegion and follow us on Twitter

Jun 13 2017

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501stCast Episode 115: March 25th, 2019: It’s 106 parsecs to Chicago and we’ve got a full tank of hyperfuel…

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Show Notes: Episode CXV (March 25th, 2019)

Dedicated to:
Sean East, TX-5525, Commanding Officer of Dewback Ridge Garrison
Gerardo Fernandez, DZ-7092 of Skull Garrison and
Mercedes Rentas Gelabert, DZ-11927 of Star Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743), Marcus Dohring (TK-14057) & Todd Felton (TB-10078)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Japanese Garrison remembers the Great East Japan Earthquake (photo1, photo2)
  • Alaskan Garrison
  • Empire City Garrison
    • Night to Shine Prom (photo)
    • Boy Scout Star Wars Fun Day (photo)
    • Special Olympics Polar Plunges (Plunge1, Plunge2)
    • Cradle of Aviation’s Chocolate Expo (photo)
    • Middle School’s GenreCon (photo)
    • Lexi Shaw Benefit Magic Show (photo)
    • Alexander’s Angels’ World Down Syndrome Day (photo)
  • Midsouth Garrison’s Mos Nooga Squad reports

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to John, DS/TX-10186 from Garrison Carida – our December 2018 Trooper of the Month.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

Join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/the501stcast and www.facebook.com/the501stlegion and follow us on Twitter

Mar 26 2019

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501stCast Minicast: Celebration Chicago Memories, Part I

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Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Marcus Dohring
TK-14057), Todd Felton (TB-10078) & Joe Mignano (SL/TI-12743 )

Post-Production: Joe Mignano, SL/TI-12743

Co-hosts reminisce about Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019: Minicast, Part I

May 05 2019

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501stCast Episode 114: February 6th, 2019: C-3P0’s a tease

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Show Notes: Episode CXIV (February 6th, 2019)

Dedicated to:
Cody Parker, TK 80127, of Mountain Garrison and
Elizabeth Barraza, TB 93474 from Star Garrison.

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743), Marcus Dohring (TK-14057) & Jamie Tobitt (SL-67076)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Alaskan Garrison
    • First Friday in Juneau (photo)
    • Providence Hospital visit (photos)
    • Toys for Tots drive with Cub Scouts (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison
  • Dewback Ridge Garrison invades Albuquerque Comic Con
  • Imperial Sands Garrison troops San Diego Gulls Star Wars Night
  • Forteresse Imperiale Garrison invades Shawicon (group photo)
  • Garrison Excelsior attends Star Wars: In Concert – Empire Strikes Back
  • Midsouth Garrison troops 11th annual Lipscomb University SW Night

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • How to get your news added to the 501stCast.
  • Shout-out to Ian, TK 23650 from United Kingdom Garrison – our October 2018 Trooper of the Month.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

Join us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/the501stcast and www.facebook.com/the501stlegion and follow us on Twitter

Feb 07 2019

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501stCast Episode 104: August 30th, 2017: Find the Golden Dragon Expo

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Show Notes: Episode CIV (August 30th, 2017)

Dedicated to:
Terry Biesel, BH-3259, Midwest Garrison
Will Friedrichs, BH-6566, Dewback Ridge Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe (SL-12743) & Marcus (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)
Contributor: Jake Barnes (CT 77482)

Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Old Line Garrison troops John Williams concert
  • Midsouth Garrison invades Fanboy Expo
  • Alaskan Outpost at Military Appreciation Event (photos)
  • Carolina Garrison returns to Victory Junction Camp
  • Empire City Garrison invades Eternal Con (group photo)
  • 4th of July parades (Alaskan Outpost photos)
  • Alaskan Outpost’s hospital visits (photos1, photos2, photos3)
  • Empire City Garrison invades local Libraries (E Rockaway Library photos)
  • Garrison Carida troops Brickfest
  • Empire City Garrison at Long Island Toy Show (Newsday article)
  • Southern California Garrison hosts TK Helmet Art Fundraiser (photos)
  • Alaskan Outpost visits Ronald McDonald House (photos)
  • Alaskan Outpost attends Teddy Bear Picnic
  • Southern California Garrison supports Back to School event
  • Southern California Garrison troops Hillsides Children’s Home
  • Nicky’s trip to San Francisco

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Welcome to the Legion to Szen Ong, TD-40803, United Kingdom Garrison (fundraiser page)
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Aug 30 2017

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501stCast Episode 80: March 11th, 2014: This is Madness!

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Dedicated to:
Larry A. Jehle Jr., TX-8301 of Bast Alpha Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXX (March 11th, 2014)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Ed Cook (TI-5335)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Contributor: Aaron Sharp (TK-3989)

Post-Production: Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Recent News

  • Legion Elections results (full Officer list)
  • This is Madness – Star Wars bracket tournament
  • First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment’s March Newsletter
  • Star Wars the Clone Wars on Netflix
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

Mission Reports

  • Empire City Garrison invades Intrepid Air & Space Museum (photos1, photos2)
  • Empire City Garrison helps promote Star Wars Rebels (article/video, article, photo1, photo2)
  • Old Line Garrison takes the stage with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and George Takei (Facebook photos)
  • Midwest Garrison games at the Dice Dojo (photos)
  • 501st help celebrate achievements at Cub Scout Blue & Golds
  • Dune Sea Garrison trooper goes Over the Edge (Facebook photos)
  • Dutch Garrison troops Boekenbal (Facebook photos)
  • Canadian Garrison fundraises at Toronto Comic Con (news video)
  • Capital City Garrison troops Derick’s Pancake Day
  • Golden Gate Garrison surprises 3 millionth SW:WSMI visitor (photo)
  • Florida Garrison helps fulfill a Wish
  • Garrison Excelsior returns to Hannaford Kidz Expo to support Things of My Very Own

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Dan Beltz, TK-6635, from Garrison Carida! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for December 2013.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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Mar 22 2014

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501stCast Classics: Episode 5: December 25th, 2007: Blast from Christmas Past

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Show Notes: Episode V (December 25th, 2007, re-released December 7th, 2018)

Hosts: Dean (TK-899), Lor (TK-7883) and Nicky (DZ-8397)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Rich Sigfrit (IC-9577) (for original release), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) (for re-release)

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • MySpace page challenge
  • National Anthem by CT-8595 on guitar (video)
  • West Michigan Whitecaps team honored for Star Wars Night
  • 50 Nerdy Things to do Before You Die – #12: Join the 501st! (blog)
  • 501st’s Cool Swag
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

Twas the Night Before Christmas – Star Wars style
by Tracy, TK-9612

Mission Reports

  • Costa Rica Outpost at Panama’s Star Wars Expo (photo – TK 0.5 & Peter Mayhew)
  • Dewback Ridge Squad & Georgia Garrison troop Toys for Tots events

Shout Out

  • Anniversary/Milestones
    • Connecticut Garrison – 2nd Anniversary
    • Hungarian Outpost – 1st Anniversary
    • Florida Garrison’s Squad Seven – 1st Anniversary
  • Trivia Question/Give-away
  • Our Christmas Song to You

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Dec 07 2018

30mins

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501stCast Minicast: March 29th 2014: Meet the 2014/15 Legion Command Team

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Host: Nicky Blum, DZ-8397

Guests:  Aimee Jorgensen, TB-101; Nick Bishop, TB-6273; Scott Allen, SL-9854;  Adam Baker-Siroty, TB-897 and Dean Plantamura, TK-899

Post-Production: Scott Allen, SL-9854

Listen in as I chat with new and returning Legion Officers for the 2014/15 term.

Discussion highlights:

Legion Officers and Administrators

Social Media Sites: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr

PR Kit including Blast-A-Trooper and Droid Hunt

new Legion Council forums are now readable by all members

Legion Membership Team recruiting Deputies

Celebration: Anaheim: call for full-sized props

Legion Web Team update in Cabinet Blogs (internal link)

digital Membership Certificates

upgrading the internal worldwide Legion forums, including adding TapTalk

Tour of Duty/Event Database

Open Calls between Legion Web Team and Unit Web Masters

Execute Order 66,000 on Twitter

Imperial Citations and CRL info sheets

Send in your suggestions to podcast@501st.com

Mar 30 2014

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501stCast Classics: Episode 6: January 9th, 2008: No love for Ewoks

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Show Notes: Episode VI (January 9th, 2008, re-released March 23rd, 2018)

Hosts: Dean (TK-899), Varza (DZ-8772) and Lor (TK-7883)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Rich Sigfrit (IC-9577) (for original release), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) (for re-release)

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • Count of events for 2007
  • Formation of Great Lakes Garrison (formerly Midwest Garrison’s Michigan Squad)
  • 501st mentions in StarWars.com’s Top 10 & Databank
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

A Different Point of View

  • Episode 9 “Battle of Endor”

Mission Reports

  • Midwest Garrison’s triple troop day
  • Taiwan Formosa Outpost’s hospital troop
  • Canadian Garrison dances with Air Farce Live (video)
  • Star Garrison helps New Channel 8 (video)
  • Star Garrison supports Stuff-A-Bus
  • Southern California Garrison troops Christmas Autism event (article no longer available)
  • Midwest Garrison invades Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit (video no longer available)
  • Southern California Garrison marched in the Holiday Bowl Parade
  • Garrison Carida struts through NYD Mummer’s Parade (video no longer available)
  • Georgia Garrison attends Robotic LEGO competition

Interview with author Karen Traviss (highlights)

Upcoming Events

  • New England Garrison and Legion Founder at Arisia – January 18th-19th, 2008
  • French Garrison at Migennes-Collector Con – February 23rd-24th, 2008
  • FanWars Garrison, Belgian Garrison and more at Star Wars: The Exhibition – February 15th, 2008

Shout Out

  • Answering your questions
  • Anniversary/Milestones
    • Alpine Garrison – 5th Anniversary
    • Icelandic Outpost – 5th Anniversary
    • Terror Australis Garrison – 4th Anniversary
    • Sith Lord Detachment – 3rd Anniversary
  • Contest Winner announcement from previous episode & new giveaway

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Mar 23 2018

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501stCast Episode 81: April 14th, 2014: The Emperor & Laddie Show

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Dedicated to: Heidi Nicole Peterson, TI-1938 from Old Line Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXXI (April 14th, 2014)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Scott Allen (SL-9854) and Ed Cook (TI-5335)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Contributor: Aaron Sharp (TK-3989)

Guests: Alan Ladd, Jr., Albin Johnson and William Tatsch, Matthew Brown, TK-59090, The Emperor

Post-Production: Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Singapore Garrison troops with Singapore Symphony Orchestra (photos, video)
  • Great Lakes Garrison at Grand Rapids Griffins annual Star Wars Night (photos)
  • Georgia Garrison walks the Heroes for Heroes Walk (photo)
  • Carolina Garrison supports Texas Roadhouse’s Kid’s Night (photos)
  • Garrison Titan troops Emerald City Comicon (photos by Danny Ngan)
  • Empire City Garrison visits South Huntington Library (photos1, photos2)
  • Costa Rica Outpost celebrates 7th anniversary by trooping Hospital (photo)
  • Star Wars Day at California’s LEGOland
  • Autism Walks
    • Bast Alpha Garrison deployed to Autism Walk & Family Fun Day (photos)
    • Mexican Garrison attends Autism Walk (photo)
  • Redback Garrison troops Supanova in Queensland (Smart Pups, Rockband video)
  • Pacific Outpost troops Kawaii Kon
  • Hong Kong Garrison troops Aberdeen premiere (interview, photo1, photo2)

Interview with Alan Ladd Jr.

Alan Ladd Jr. Documentary “Laddie” Kickstarter Page

Upcoming Events

Interview with The Galactic Academy

Listen to the full mini-cast here.

Shout Out

  • Jason Boyd, TD-5945, from Carolina Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for January 2014.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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Apr 16 2014

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501stCast Episode 119: October 12th, 2019: 501st Troopers, wearers of knobelbechers

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Show Notes: Episode CXIX (October 12th, 2019)

Dedicated to:
Heiko Heinitz, TK-5598 from German Garrison’s Coastal Hammer Squad
and Courtney Sachse, TK-9305 from Garrison Carida

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743), Marcus Dohring (TK-14057) & Todd Felton (TB-10078)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Dewback Ridge Garrison’s yearly Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta invasion (Facebook photo)
  • Empire City Garrison
    • Troopers on Good Morning America (video)
    • Troopers on The View (video)
    • Cerebral Palsy Association staff celebration (photo)
    • Walk to End Alzheimer’s walks (walk1, walk2)
    • Kids Zone Expo at Children’s Museum (photo)
    • Star Wars: In Concert – A New Hope (photo)
    • Triple Force Friday at Disney Store Times Square (photo)Causeway Garrison
  • Diamond Garrison
    • Arkansas Comic Con
    • Dancing with Weird Al
  • Dutch Garrison endures 10km charity hike (photos)
    • Correction: the 2 mile walk mentioned at the very top of the show was meant to be this 2 hour (10km walk). Sorry for the mix-up!
  • Death Star Garrison
  • Japanese Garrison supports Relay for Life events (Miyago photo, Fukushima photo)
  • Dragon*Con

Upcoming Events

  • Selection of troops on October 12th
    • 70th Explorers Garrison will be at the Walkin & Rollin Twisted Halloween Party
    • Alabama Garrison will be trooping at the Dekalb County Animal Shelter
    • Alaskan Garrison will be in Anchorage, AK for the Mayor’s Charity Ball.
    • Alpine Garrison will be at the Weber County Library for a Star Wars Reads Celebration
    • Causeway Garrison will be in Belfast, Ireland for Retrofest at Action Cancer
    • Central Garrison will be in Rochester, MN for the Bear Creek Walk & Roll
    • Dune Sea Garrison will be Mesa, AZ for Bikers Against Child Abuse at the Boys and Girls Club
    • Garrison Carida will at Comic Con 4 Kids at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
    • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be at Jersey Shore Makerfest and the Morristown Festival of Books
    • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Fort Wayne, IN for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
    • Old Line Garrison will be at Sverna Park Library for Star Wars Reads Day
    • Polish Garrison will be in Poznan for Poznanskie Dni Fantastyki.
      Puerto Rico Garrison will be at Universidad Central de Bayamón for a Star Wars Reads event
    • Redback Garrison will be in Mackay for a Light the Night walk
    • Southern California Garrison will be at a Walk to End Alzheimer’s walk, the SLO Comix Fair and at Silver Lake Library for Star Wars Reads Day
    • Star Garrison will be in Lubbock, TX for Star Wars Reads and to visit the UMC Hospital
    • UK Garrison will be in Northampton for FanZone Comic Con
    • Wisconsin Garrison will be in Oshkosh, WI for EAA Space Day at the EAA Aviation Museum
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to Midwest Garrison for their Community Spirit Award from the Town of Bartlett, Illinois
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Oct 12 2019

35mins

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501stCast Episode 118: September 8th, 2019: These are the voyages…

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Show Notes: Episode CXVIII (September 8th, 2019)

Dedicated to: Denio Caerio, DZ-14086 from Novo Império Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743), Marcus Dohring (TK-14057) & Todd Felton (TB-10078)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • UK Garrison, Spanish Garrison & Israel Outpost in Gibraltar (photo)
  • Imperial Sands Garrison’s first Pride Parade (photo gallery)
  • Empire City Garrison
    • Weird Al concert in Queens (photo)
    • Library Visits
  • Star Garrison
    • Visit to Scottish Rite Hospital
    • Hemisfair invasion for ESB (photos) & RotJ (photos)
    • Cosplay Day at Keith A. Campbell Memorial Library, Fort Sam (photo)
    • Surprise Proposal, Imperial Style (photo)
    • Library’s Space Day (photo)
  • Diamond Garrison hosts first Diamond Bash to support Make-A-Wish
  • Death Star Garrison
  • Japanese Garrison supports Relay for Life events (Miyago photo, Fukushima photo)
  • Canadian Garrison invades Fan Expo Canada
  • Dragon*Con

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to Cari Merola, IS-39393, Neon City Garrison – our Trooper of the Month for June 2019
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Sep 08 2019

55mins

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501stCast Episode 117: July 16th, 2019: Yo-yo-yo-yo-Yoda

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Show Notes: Episode CXVII (July 16th, 2019)

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743), Marcus Dohring (TK-14057) & Todd Felton (TB-10078)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Alaskan Garrison
    • Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis (photos)
    • Arc of Anchorage Star Wars Dance (photos)
    • Summer Lunch Program Kick-off (photos1, photos2)
  • Garrison Excelsior invades Nickel City Con
  • Empire City Garrison
  • Star Garrison
    • A Special Birthday
    • Weird Al Yankovic’s Strings Attached Tour (photo)
    • A New Hope on the big screen
    • Pride Parade San Antonio (photo)
  • Death Star Garrison
    • Air Club event in city of Bauru (photos)
    • Rotary Club Ceremony (photos)
    • Farm Acesa Capuava event (photos)
  • Japanese Garrison
    • Ibaraki East Festival (photo)
    • Make-A-Wish Japan Charity Ekiden (photo)
    • Ishinomaki Reconstruction Marathon (photo1, photo2)
    • Nagai Dance Parade (photo)
  • Southern California Garrison conquers Relay For Life

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to Robert aka “Dad”, SL-7082 from Florida Garrison – our Trooper of the Month for May 2019
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Jul 17 2019

55mins

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501stCast Episode 116: May 31st, 2019: “Peter, this one’s for you.”

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Show Notes: Episode CXVI (May 31st, 2019)

Dedicated to:
Oscar Ramirez, TK-21171 from Costa Rica Garrison
Matthew Lockyer, SL-6456 from the former Terror Australis Garrison
Peter Mayhew

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743), Marcus Dohring (TK-14057) & Todd Felton (TB-10078)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Mountain Garrison attends Special Olympics Tournament (group photo)
  • Garrison Excelsior invades Motorama
  • Garrison Excelsior visits hospitals
    • Apologies for the neglected shout-out to Peter, TK-9510 for those reports.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison supports Sunshine Foundation’s Dreamlift (article1, article2, photos)
  • Death Star Garrison
  • Japanese Garrison
  • Alaskan Garrison
    • Empty Bowl Project (photos)
    • Anchorage Promise Kids Day (photos)
    • AFB Eielson Community Club Day
    • Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Awards Banquet (photos)
    • Alaska Regional Hospital’s Spring Fling (photos)
    • Arctic Comic Con (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison
    • Cub Scout Blue & Gold Ceremonies (photo1, photo2)
    • New York Vision Expo with Pano Optical (photo)
    • Hospital Visits (photo1, photo2)
    • Back to the Future Night at Elementary School (photo)
    • Touch-A-Truck event (photo)
    • Northwell Health Walk (photo)
    • Mac & Cheese Competition at High School (photo)
    • Free Comic Book Day (photo)
    • Police Dept’s Family Day (photo)
    • Shout-out to Chris, TK-6744’s 275-troop count milestone

Upcoming Events

  • 10th Annual Joliet Library’s Star Wars Day with Midwest Garrison (June 1st)
  • Empire City Garrison to attend Cradle Con (June 1st-2nd)
  • Star Wars Nights with Baseball Teams
  • Galaxy’s Edge sneak peek
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

  • Outer Rim Rookie (YouTube channel) by Rob, TB-55077
  • Shout-out to Scott, TK-17105 from Wisconsin Garrison – our Trooper of the Year for 2018 (also February 2018 Trooper of the Month)
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Jun 01 2019

48mins

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501stCast Minicast: Celebration Chicago Memories, Part II

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Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Marcus Dohring
TK-14057), Todd Felton (TB-10078) & Joe Mignano (SL/TI-12743 )

Post-Production: Joe Mignano, SL/TI-12743

Co-hosts reminisce about Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019: Minicast, Part II

May 23 2019

46mins

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501stCast Minicast: Celebration Chicago Memories, Part I

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Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Marcus Dohring
TK-14057), Todd Felton (TB-10078) & Joe Mignano (SL/TI-12743 )

Post-Production: Joe Mignano, SL/TI-12743

Co-hosts reminisce about Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019: Minicast, Part I

May 05 2019

1hr 7mins

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501stCast Episode 115: March 25th, 2019: It’s 106 parsecs to Chicago and we’ve got a full tank of hyperfuel…

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Show Notes: Episode CXV (March 25th, 2019)

Dedicated to:
Sean East, TX-5525, Commanding Officer of Dewback Ridge Garrison
Gerardo Fernandez, DZ-7092 of Skull Garrison and
Mercedes Rentas Gelabert, DZ-11927 of Star Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743), Marcus Dohring (TK-14057) & Todd Felton (TB-10078)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Japanese Garrison remembers the Great East Japan Earthquake (photo1, photo2)
  • Alaskan Garrison
  • Empire City Garrison
    • Night to Shine Prom (photo)
    • Boy Scout Star Wars Fun Day (photo)
    • Special Olympics Polar Plunges (Plunge1, Plunge2)
    • Cradle of Aviation’s Chocolate Expo (photo)
    • Middle School’s GenreCon (photo)
    • Lexi Shaw Benefit Magic Show (photo)
    • Alexander’s Angels’ World Down Syndrome Day (photo)
  • Midsouth Garrison’s Mos Nooga Squad reports

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to John, DS/TX-10186 from Garrison Carida – our December 2018 Trooper of the Month.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Mar 26 2019

1hr

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501stCast Episode 114: February 6th, 2019: C-3P0’s a tease

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Show Notes: Episode CXIV (February 6th, 2019)

Dedicated to:
Cody Parker, TK 80127, of Mountain Garrison and
Elizabeth Barraza, TB 93474 from Star Garrison.

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743), Marcus Dohring (TK-14057) & Jamie Tobitt (SL-67076)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Alaskan Garrison
    • First Friday in Juneau (photo)
    • Providence Hospital visit (photos)
    • Toys for Tots drive with Cub Scouts (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison
  • Dewback Ridge Garrison invades Albuquerque Comic Con
  • Imperial Sands Garrison troops San Diego Gulls Star Wars Night
  • Forteresse Imperiale Garrison invades Shawicon (group photo)
  • Garrison Excelsior attends Star Wars: In Concert – Empire Strikes Back
  • Midsouth Garrison troops 11th annual Lipscomb University SW Night

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • How to get your news added to the 501stCast.
  • Shout-out to Ian, TK 23650 from United Kingdom Garrison – our October 2018 Trooper of the Month.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Feb 07 2019

32mins

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501stCast Classics: Episode 7: January 23rd, 2008: Sight-seeing with the 501st

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Show Notes: Episode VII (January 23rd, 2008, re-released January 18th, 2019)

Hosts: Dean (TK-899), Lor (TK-7883) and Nicky (DZ-8397)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Rich Sigfrit (IC-9577) (for original release), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) (for re-release)

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • Heart of the Empire
  • Jundland Wastes Squad
  • Honeymooners sight-see with Spanish Garrison
  • Dewback Ridge Squad award
  • new Honorary Member from France – Roger Carel (video)
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

A Different Point of View – Episode 12

Mission Reports

  • Great Lakes Garrison’s first official event
  • Hong Kong Shadow Outpost at Star Wars Expo
  • Kenny Baker’s grandson’s birthday
  • Old Line Garrison troops Baltimore Orchestra concert
  • Philippine Outpost’s Hospital Visit
  • New England Garrison invades Arisia
Upcoming Events
  • Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit in Philadelphia
  • Quick Calendar run-down
  • Dewback Ridge Squad to support Blood Drive

Shout Out

  • Fan Mail
  • Anniversary/Milestones
    • Malaysia-Brunei Outpost – 2nd Anniversary
  • Last episode’s contest winner announcement

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Jan 18 2019

39mins

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501stCast Episode 113: December 19th, 2018: Can you play the Flizz too?

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Show Notes: Episode CXIII (December 19th, 2018)

Dedicated to:
Boris Franke, TB-10761 from German Garrison
Amanda Lilly, DZ-54559 from Garrison Corellia
and Brian Nowak, TR-74072 from Canadian Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743), Marcus Dohring (TK-14057) & Jamie Tobitt (SL-67076)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Alaskan Garrison
  • Empire City Garrison
  • Bluegrass Garrison troops inaugural Louisville Supercon
  • Imperial Sands Garrison’s busy weekend & Golden Boot Award
  • Star Garrison’s West Texas Squad trooper at National Adoption Day
  • Hillsides Holiday Visit
  • Diamond Garrison marches in Big Jingle Jubilee Parade
  • United Arab Emirates invades The Dubai Mall for Star Wars: The Exhibit (article)

Interview with Alex, SL-4142

501st’s Heart of the Force program

Upcoming Events

  • Disneyland Christmas Day Parade with 501st & Rebel Legions
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to Imperial Gunner “MacDubh” IG-20843 of Capital City Garrison for crushing his 50th planet.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Dec 20 2018

51mins

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501stCast Classics: Episode 5: December 25th, 2007: Blast from Christmas Past

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Show Notes: Episode V (December 25th, 2007, re-released December 7th, 2018)

Hosts: Dean (TK-899), Lor (TK-7883) and Nicky (DZ-8397)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Rich Sigfrit (IC-9577) (for original release), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) (for re-release)

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • MySpace page challenge
  • National Anthem by CT-8595 on guitar (video)
  • West Michigan Whitecaps team honored for Star Wars Night
  • 50 Nerdy Things to do Before You Die – #12: Join the 501st! (blog)
  • 501st’s Cool Swag
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

Twas the Night Before Christmas – Star Wars style
by Tracy, TK-9612

Mission Reports

  • Costa Rica Outpost at Panama’s Star Wars Expo (photo – TK 0.5 & Peter Mayhew)
  • Dewback Ridge Squad & Georgia Garrison troop Toys for Tots events

Shout Out

  • Anniversary/Milestones
    • Connecticut Garrison – 2nd Anniversary
    • Hungarian Outpost – 1st Anniversary
    • Florida Garrison’s Squad Seven – 1st Anniversary
  • Trivia Question/Give-away
  • Our Christmas Song to You

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Dec 07 2018

30mins

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501stCast Episode 112: October 26th, 2018: We’re back and we’re fa-a-a-bulous

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Show Notes: Episode CXII (October 26th, 2018)

Dedicated to:
Mark Westvig, TD-4636 aka “Smoke” from Southern California Garrison.
And Wong Chung Kent, TK-96350 from Singapore Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) & Marcus Dohring (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

Upcoming Events

  • Star Wars Reads Month
  • Halloween!
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to German Garrison on surpassing the 900 member count milestone!
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Oct 27 2018

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501stCast Episode 111: July 25th, 2018: Return The Clone Wars Will

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Show Notes: Episode CXI (July 25th, 2018)

Dedicated to:
David Hearn, TD-24122 from Georgia Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) & Marcus Dohring (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • 501st Legion marches down Main Street USA in Disneyland (video)
  • more from Imperial Sands Garrison’s LEGOland invasion (video for Angel, photo gallery)
  • Starkiller Garrison troops The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh (Facebook post)
  • Empire City Garrison invades EternalCon (photo)
  • Starkiller Garrison attends the Winchester Thurston Summer Camp
  • Starkiller Garrison returns to the Westmoreland Art and Heritage Festival (Facebook photos)
  • Empire City Garrison attends outdoor The Last Jedi screening (photo)
  • Carolina Garrison troops at Victory Junction Camp
  • 501st Bash at San Diego Comic Con (Bash article, Magic Wheelchair parade video)
  • Bloodfin Garrison troops Emilie Hobbs Memorial Scholarship 5k Run

Upcoming Events

  • Dutch Garrison to attend Pink Ribbon Walk on September 22nd
  • Starkiller Garrison to troop 3rd annual Mutt Strut on September 15th
  • Southern California Garrion’s Hillside troop – Summer edition
  • More events we didn’t get to mention on the show:
    • German Garrison are invited to be a part of the NASCAR Euro Series, Hockenheimring taking place September 15th & 16th
    • German Garrison will be at one of their biggest events of the year on September 29th & 30th – Science Fiction Days at Technical Museum, Speyer. Usually 300-400 members in costume will rock this event together with fellow costume groups and a real Russian cosmonaut!
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to Jeffrey, DZ-10008 from Bast Alpha Garrison on his 250th troop as a Tusken Raider!
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Jul 26 2018

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501stCast Episode 110: June 20th, 2018: Celebrating Solo

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Show Notes: Episode CX (June 20th, 2018)

Dedicated to:
Line Celeste Mikkelborg, DS 6279 from Nordic Garrison
and Christian John Collins, TX 51695 from 70th Explorers Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) & Marcus Dohring (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Brazilian Division Garrison reports:
    • Autism Awareness Day (photos)
    • Caçapava anniversary parade (photos)
    • Walk for Anna (photos)
    • Army Cadets Academy Mother’s Day event (photos)
    • Solo pre-premiere event (photos)
    • Children’s Hospital visit (photos)
  • Alaskan Garrison’s month Providence Hospital visit (photos)
  • Charity Walks:
    • Alaska Garrison at Anchorage Heart Walk (photos)
    • Empire City Garrison at March of Dimes March for Babies Walk (photo)
    • Empire City Garrison at Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk (group photo)
    • 70th Explorers Garrison at Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Walk (photo)
    • Empire City Garrison at Great Strides Walks in Wantagh (photo) & Long Island, NY (photo)
  • Alaskan Garrison at Anchorage Promise Kids Day (photos, 360* video)
  • 70th Explorers Garrison troop for Evan (video by Hospital)
  • Empire City Garrison on GMA with Ron Howard (video, Selfie)
  • Alaskan Garrison at Alaska Native Medical Center (photos) & Soldotna Public Library (photos) for May the Fourth
  • Costa Rica Garrison’s May the Fourth (photo) & Revenge of the 5th events (photos)
  • CHOC Hospital video featuring TK-61490
  • Dune Sea Garrison’s Phoenix Children’s Hospital Visit (Darth Angel’s feelings chart)
  • Empire City Garrison troops Mets Star Wars Night (jumbotron photo)
  • Solo A Star Wars Story premiere events
  • Sad News from Costa Rica Garrison (Felipe’s training video)
  • LEGOland invasions (Germany group photo video, Imperial Sands Garrison AT-AT photo)
  • Midwest Garrison invades Joliet Public Library (pre-event article, group photo)
  • Empire City Garrison helps with Disney trip presentation (article, GoFundMe, photo)
  • Solo Round Table

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to Scott, TK-62000 from Bloodfin Garrison on his 100th troop!
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Jun 21 2018

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501stCast Minicast: Behind the Bucket Ep 1 – Jeffrey, SL-11907

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Behind the Bucket Minicast: Episode I

Hosts: Joe Mignano, SL/TI-12743 & Nicky Blum, DZ-8397

Guest:  Jeffery Hebert, SL/TI/ID-11907

Post-Production: Joe Mignano, SL/TI-12743

Welcome to a new minicast series for the 501stCast – Behind the Bucket.

Each month we’ll be interviewing a 501st Legion member based on a nomination from the previous interviewee. For this first episode we’re starting with a member that Joe nominated – Jeffrey Hebert, SL-11907 from New England Garrison. From what we can tell he might be the first member recruited because of the 501stCast! He’s also, to our knowledge, the Legion’s first blind trooper.

Shout out to Jill, TI-71411 of Garrison Excelsior

Apr 25 2018

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501stCast Episode 109: April 17th, 2018: Were Pagetti & Bohdi separated at birth?

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Show Notes: Episode CIX (April 17th, 2018)

Dedicated to:
Art K.H. Liu, TD-83314 from Taiwan Garrison
Anthony Conte, TI-28803 from Carolina Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) & Marcus Dohring (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

Upcoming Events

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • May the Fourth & Free Comic Book Day
  • When & where will Star Wars Celebration 2019 be?
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

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Apr 18 2018

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501stCast Classics: Episode 6: January 9th, 2008: No love for Ewoks

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Show Notes: Episode VI (January 9th, 2008, re-released March 23rd, 2018)

Hosts: Dean (TK-899), Varza (DZ-8772) and Lor (TK-7883)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Rich Sigfrit (IC-9577) (for original release), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) (for re-release)

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • Count of events for 2007
  • Formation of Great Lakes Garrison (formerly Midwest Garrison’s Michigan Squad)
  • 501st mentions in StarWars.com’s Top 10 & Databank
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

A Different Point of View

  • Episode 9 “Battle of Endor”

Mission Reports

  • Midwest Garrison’s triple troop day
  • Taiwan Formosa Outpost’s hospital troop
  • Canadian Garrison dances with Air Farce Live (video)
  • Star Garrison helps New Channel 8 (video)
  • Star Garrison supports Stuff-A-Bus
  • Southern California Garrison troops Christmas Autism event (article no longer available)
  • Midwest Garrison invades Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit (video no longer available)
  • Southern California Garrison marched in the Holiday Bowl Parade
  • Garrison Carida struts through NYD Mummer’s Parade (video no longer available)
  • Georgia Garrison attends Robotic LEGO competition

Interview with author Karen Traviss (highlights)

Upcoming Events

  • New England Garrison and Legion Founder at Arisia – January 18th-19th, 2008
  • French Garrison at Migennes-Collector Con – February 23rd-24th, 2008
  • FanWars Garrison, Belgian Garrison and more at Star Wars: The Exhibition – February 15th, 2008

Shout Out

  • Answering your questions
  • Anniversary/Milestones
    • Alpine Garrison – 5th Anniversary
    • Icelandic Outpost – 5th Anniversary
    • Terror Australis Garrison – 4th Anniversary
    • Sith Lord Detachment – 3rd Anniversary
  • Contest Winner announcement from previous episode & new giveaway

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Mar 23 2018

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501stCast Episode 108: March 7th, 2018: From Watto’s Junkyard to the Sienar Fleet

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Show Notes: Episode CVIII (March 7th, 2018)

Dedicated to:
Mike King, ID-80200 from New England Garrison’s Green Mountain Squad
Sascha Klockow, DZ-20990 from German Garrison

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe Mignano (SL-12743) & Marcus Dohring (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Contributor: Jamie Tobitt (TI-67076)

Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Empire City Garrison visits Stony Brook University Hospital (photo)
  • Alaskan Garrison supports Fairbanks Homeless Youth Count (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison troops Sachem Con (photo)
  • Alaskan Garrison invades Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Library’s ComicCon (photos)
  • Southern California Garrison supports Scarlett’s Blood Drive (photo)
  • 70th Explorers Garrison invades Planet Comicon
  • Alaskan Garrison visits Children’s Hospital at Providence
  • Alaskan Garrison partners with Wish Upon A North Star
  • Starkiller Garrison & Garrison Carida at THON (group photo)
  • Costa Rica Garrison helps grant a Wish (Facebook video)
  • Knightfall Garrison troops Monash Children’s Hospital Walk (photo)

Upcoming Events

  • United Arab Emirates to troop Super Hero Run and Family Fun Day on March 9th
  • Imperial Sands Garrison to invade Air Show on March 10th
  • German Garrison invites all to LEGOland May 31st thru June 3rd
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to November 2017 Trooper of the Month: Efrain Valentin, III, DZ-40717 of Garrison Tyranus’ Sienar Fleet Squad
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Mar 07 2018

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501stCast Episode 107: January 31st, 2018: Happy New Jedi

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Show Notes: Episode CVII (January 31st, 2018)

Dedicated to:
John “Dusty” Woodgate, ID-2139 of Alpine Garrison
Jim Griffin, TX/TB-8455 of Star Garrison.

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe (SL-12743) & Marcus (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Midsouth Garrison & Guests march in 42nd Annual Gatlinburg Christmas Parade (photos)
  • Costa Rica Garrison attend Project Daniel’s X-Mas Party (photos, TV coverage)
  • Costa Rica Garrison attends High School Graduation (photos, video)
  • The Last Jedi Premiere troops
    • Costa Rica Garrison (photos, live feed, news article)
    • Empire City Garrison attends Autism-friendly TLJ screening (photo)
    • Desert Scorpion Garrison (photo1, photo2)
    • Ecuador Garrison
    • Empire City Garrison supports Little League (photo) and John Theissen Foundation (photo)
    • Northeast Remnant Garrison attends Vince’s fundraiser screening (photo)
    • New England Garrison escorts Ron Villemaire to his TLJ screening
  • Alaskan Garrison helps Toys For Tots (vlog, troop1 photos, troop2 photos, troop3 photos)
  • Ecuador Garrison attends party for Down Syndrome Association (photo)
  • Empire City Garrison attends Toys of Hope Holiday Party and supports Toys for Tots at Intrepid A&S Museum (photo with Enterprise)
  • Old Line Garrison’s December Mission Round-up
  • Southern California Garrison & Guests visits Hillsides for the Holidays
  • Costa Rica Garrison visits National Children’s Hospital on Christmas Eve (group photo)
  • Costa Rica Garrison troops 90 Minutes For Life soccer match (photo)
  • Alaskan Garrison’s monthly visit to Providence Medical Center Visit (photos)
  • Ecuador Garrison visits Inés Chambers Orphanage (photo)
  • Alaskan Garrison visits Covenant House for their Star Wars Day (photos)
  • Golden Gate Garrison attends Krystal’s birthday party (photo)
  • Alaskan Garrison partners with Make-A-Wish for Ryder’s Wish (troop1 photos, troop2 photos)
  • Empire City Garrison visits Stony Brook University Hospital (photo)
  • Philippine Garrison & Guests march in the Sinulog Grand Parade (video)
  • Dutch Garrison visits Sophia Hospital for Children (photos)

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to December 2017 Trooper of the Month: Chase Gray, TB-71784 from Midsouth Garrison. (news report1 , news report2)
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Feb 01 2018

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501stCast Episode 106: November 30th, 2017: Imperial DuckPlucking

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Show Notes: Episode CVI (November 30th, 2017)

Hosts: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Joe (TI-12743) & Marcus (TK-14057)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)
Post-Production: Joe Mignano (SL-12743)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Make-A-Wish presentations
  • Charity Walks
    • Central California Garrison participates in Walk to Defeat ALS (photos)
    • Star Garrison troops CASANA Walk (photo)
    • Star Garrison invades LLS Light the Night Walk (selfie)
    • Star Garrison troops Autism Speaks Walk (photo)
    • Empire City Garrison attends Alexander’s Angels Buddy Walk (photo)
    • Empire City Garrison invades JTCF Freaky 5K
  • Empire City Garrison troops Huntington Library’s Star Wars Day
  • Costa Rica Garrison invades 80s music marathon (photos)
  • Star Garrison’s TK-68272 attends Halloween Safety event (photo)
  • Portuguese Outpost visits Eduardo again (photo)
  • Empire City Garrison troops DuckPluck Halloween party (photo)
  • Costa Rica Outpost supports Territorio de Zaguates
  • Korean Outpost’s historic visit to the DMZ (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison invades Bellmore Memorial Library (photo)
  • Empire City Garrison troops Special Olympics Polar Plunge
  • Garrison Excelsior invades Strong Museum
  • Imperial Sands Garrison troops San Diego Gulls Star Wars Night (photo)
  • Southern California Garrison attends Troop Turkey Drive
  • Empire City Garrison troops Intrepid’s Gift of Thanksgiving event (photo)
  • Empire City Garrison invades Long Island Festival of Trees

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Shout-out to Stephanie, TI-71726 of Star Garrison’s North Texas Squad – Trooper of the Month for October 2017
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com

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Dec 01 2017

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