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Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

Long-running, award-winning STAR WARS program hosted by podcasting veterans Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac, Rebel Force Radio provides STAR WARS information and entertainment. From the Classic Trilogy to the Prequels... From THE FORCE AWAKENS to ROGUE ONE to SOLO...Rebel Force Radio puts you on the front lines of fandom. Plus, plenty of CLONE WARS and REBELS too! Featuring celebrity guests, news, opinions, comedy, reviews, contests, and more.

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More Iger Book Bombshells

We continue our deep dive into the “Star Wars” chapter of Bob Iger’s book, featuring behind-the-scenes revelations about the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm and George Lucas’s desire to remain involved in the creation of the Sequel Trilogy. Was Lucas betrayed and who betrayed him? We once again spotlight excerpts from the books and piece together a timeline of events. As Triple Force Friday launches the merchandising push for THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, we consider many of the challenges STAR WARS collectors face during a time of change for the hobby. Star Wars In Pop Culture returns with a trip to STAR TOURS for THE GOLDBERGS, and Jon Favreau’s THE CHEF SHOW pays a visit to Dave Filoni at Skywalker Ranch. Plus, Swank has a run-in with Ohio law enforcement. Here what happened and how Star Wars saved the day!  

2hr 17mins

4 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Review #1: OPENING NIGHT

RFR gathered with listeners and friends in downtown Cleveland to see STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER on opening night. We gathered immediately following the first public screening to share our fresh and raw opinions, emotions, criticisms, reactions, and occasional confusion, with a live “studio audience”. You've been listening to RFR talk about Star Wars for 14 years and it's been a long, strange trip! Join us for first thoughts of the final episode of the Skywalker Saga!

2hr 11mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Film Commentary: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

In another Rebel Force Radio Exclusive, Sam Witwer returns for the long-awaited conclusion of our prequel trilogy commentaries with Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and this time, David Collins is along for the ride with Jason & Jimmy Mac. Sam always blows our minds with his insightful and educated analysis of any Star Wars film, and Sith is no different. Plus, David has some incredible stories to tell about working at Lucasfilm while Episode III was in production. And of course, we have a ton of laughs along the way.  As always, you can watch the film along with us or simply listen to the show. It might be your last present of the holidays, but it's probably the best, as RFR presents our film commetary track for Revenge of the Sith with Sam Witwer.

2hr 32mins

26 Dec 2014

Rank #3

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RFR: The Last Jedi Review Show #1

About an hour after our first viewing of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI on Opening Night, we gathered in the RFR studios to discuss our initial raw reactions, opinions, and analysis. We are happy to have RFR brother Billy Mac joining us for this spoiler-intense conversation. What did we love about the film? What had a huge impact on us as fans? What was weird, unpredictable, or unexpected? We talk about the big moments, reveals, and character development in this first of many shows reviewing the eighth episode of the amazing STAR WARS saga. 

1hr 44mins

15 Dec 2017

Rank #4

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Matt Lanter & Last Call for Anakin Skywalker

Just like Ahsoka, we desperately need to talk to Anakin Skywalker before he turns to the Dark Side of The Force. So naturally, Matt Lanter has returned to RFR to take a CLONE WARS victory lap and celebrate the series wrap-up with “The Siege of Mandalore”. Matt talks about his history with the series, the chemistry of the cast, and behind-the-scenes stories about Anakin Skywalker you won’t hear anywhere else. Matt also fesses up about trashing the set of THE MANDALORIAN during his cameo in episode six “The Prisoner”. BREAKING NEWS from Rancho Obi-Wan! Fan ambassador, author, and legend Stephen J. Sansweet, along with Star Wars expert and ROW General Manager Anne Neumann, joins us to reveal information about VIRTUAL RANCHO OBI-WAN. Find out all about it for the first time here! And, we visit Skywalker Vineyards for a glass of wine from George Lucas’s personal vintage, courtesy of executive director Tom Johnson, who shares a fun way to celebrate MAY THE FOURTH on social media with wine from Skywalker Ranch.

2hr 17mins

1 May 2020

Rank #5

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RFR: Rogue One Review Show #1

ROGUE ONE is hitting theaters worldwide right now and we can no longer contain our excitement. Join us for our initial and spoiler-heavy discussion of the first-ever STAR WARS spin-off film. We talk about everything that thrilled us, puzzled us, challenged us, and excited us. From characters to plot to special effects, we cover it all. Joining us at the roundtable is "The A-Team" - Kyle Newman and Paul Bateman - who will share not only their first reviews of ROGUE ONE, but they also bring their knowledge as film industry veterans and STAR WARS experts.

1hr 33mins

15 Dec 2016

Rank #6

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RFR Stocking Stuffer Vol. 3

It's almost a tradition! RFR's Stocking Stuffer is back again, hanging over your fireplace and chock full of wonderful all-new STAR WARS Christmas and holiday music. Listen as you decorate your STAR WARS Christmas tree, while shoveling Hoth-like snow off your driveway, or while driving your snowspeeder to the local cinema to see ROGUE ONE, again.  Then go back into our archives to hear previous Stocking Stuffers from 2013 and 2014! Each has something different to offer. Listen to them all and you will enjoy almost 2 hours of STAR WARS holiday fun. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas from the entire RFR family!

32mins

5 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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RFR: The Last Jedi Trailer Review

The Rebel Force Radio A-Team gathered at the roundtable to provide full analysis, theories, and speculation immediately following the debut of the full trailer for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI during Monday Night Football. Our all-star team includes our long-time brothers in the Force and they don’t disappoint! Director Kyle Newman and concept artist Paul Bateman kick off our breakdown with their amazing insights, followed by filmmaker F.J.DeSanto presenting observations with his trademark, no-nonsense style. Plus, we feature your calls on this podcast recorded live for a galaxy-wide audience. Breathe…Just breathe.

2hr 40mins

10 Oct 2017

Rank #8

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RFR Mandalorian After Show #1: Series Premiere

STAR WARS has entered a new era as a weekly series has finally become reality. With the launch of Disney+, we are talking about the first episode of THE MANDALORIAN and taking your calls live!

2hr 7mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: The Siege Of Lothal

THE Roundtable is back with Sam Witwer, Kyle Newman and F.J. Desanto joining Jason Swank & Jimmy Mac to dig deep into everything that happened in the Season 2 premiere of Star Wars Rebels, "The Siege Of Lothal". We get down and dirty talking about the re-emergence of Darth Vader and his effect on Ahsoka and the crew of The Ghost, the rise of rebellion and the domination of the Empire as it puts the hammer down on Lothal. Plus, go behind the scenes with Sam as he talks about the process of bringing The Emperor to life.

1hr 24mins

24 Jun 2015

Rank #10

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Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Fire Across The Galaxy"

Everyone is talking Star Wars Rebels this week!  Here at RFR HQ, it's no different! So we are proud to present our season finale Declassified mega-show! Ashley Eckstein joins us In The Cantina for her first audio interview following the debut of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars Rebels. Then we have a killer expanded roundtable discussion with Kyle Newman & F.J. DeSanto to discuss the thrilling season finale "Fire Across The Galaxy". Plus, breaking news about Harrison Ford crash landing his plane in Santa Monica and more.

2hr 17mins

6 Mar 2015

Rank #11

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Film Commentary with Sam Witwer: The Force Awakens

Sam Witwer joins us for our audio commentary track of STAR WARS:THE FORCE AWAKENS. As with all of our commentary tracks, you canplay this while you watch TFA or listen as a stand-alone podcast.You never know what Sam will say or what amazing theories he comesup with! So cue up your copy of THE FORCE AWAKENS and watch it withRFR! 

2hr 29mins

29 Apr 2016

Rank #12

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RFR: The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Trailer Review

RFR was at the Star Wars: Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago where we saw the first footage from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER in the teaser trailer. We talk about some of the surprises revealed during the panel and break down the trailer shot-by-shot. 

1hr 11mins

13 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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RFR Mandalorian After Show: #3 "The Sin"

We're back for Chapter 3 of The Mandalorian with our discussion and analysis of the "The Sin". Plus, we're taking your calls to hear what you think!

1hr 45mins

23 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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RebelForce Radio: May 29, 2015

Kyle Newman is back to give us all the deets about his new film Barely Lethal (now in theaters and on-demand) and his experience working with the talented cast including Samuel L. Jackson; We share behind-the-scenes stories from Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty with our Princess Leia, actress Catherine Taber; We celebrate the 35th anniversary of Empire and the 10th anniversary of Sith; Andy Serkis's character in The Force Awakens gets a name; More from Dave Filoni and the Untold Clone Wars, Star Wars Detours, Billy Dee and more!

2hr 14mins

29 May 2015

Rank #15

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Rebel Force Radio: February 26, 2016

All the latest STAR WARS news with cutting-edge analysis and conversation! That’s what you get this week on RFR including the latest news about THE FORCE AWAKENS, ROGUE ONE, and more. We have more about the death of Han Solo, The Stormtrooper who banged his head, and familiar voices return to STAR WARS REBELS. Plus, STAR WARS at Disney Parks update, Jimmy Mac’s STAR WARS Room, listener feedback and more. Joining us this week to talk about it all is RFR brother Billy Mac! 

1hr 50mins

26 Feb 2016

Rank #16

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Rebel Force Radio: April 15, 2017

You've seen the trailer. We've seen the trailer. Now, hear our immediate reactions to what was shown, complete with panel highlights from Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Yes he does talk! With special guest Billy Mac. 

1hr 28mins

15 Apr 2017

Rank #17

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Rebel Force Radio: September 25, 2015

Hayden Christensen in STAR WARS EPISODE VIII rumors and the return of Darth Vader; John Landis has an exclusive scoop on the possibility of a BluRay release for the original Original Trilogy; The history of STAR WARS and the Oscars; Anthony Daniels goes off the deep end...Again; We go In The Cantina with STAR WARS mega-collector Chris Fawcett; STAR WARS REBELS Season 2 speculation;Stories about Benecio del Toro and Gwendoline Christie; James Earl Jones goes Bieber and more! 

2hr 24mins

25 Sep 2015

Rank #18

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RFR: Solo Review #1: Opening Night

We saw SOLO! A group of loyal RFR listeners gathered on opening night at a theater just outside Cleveland and created the perfect atmosphere for our first viewing of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Immediately afterwards, we took our microphones out on the streets of downtown Cleveland to record our first analysis and raw reactions. Hear what we thought about it all: The plot, humor, efx, easter eggs and big surprises. Then, join us later for SOLO in OHIO - A live RFR event at the Playhouse Square Theater. 

1hr 46mins

25 May 2018

Rank #19

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RFR Mandalorian After Show: #2 "The Child"

S1 E2 "The Child" After acquiring "The Asset", The Mandalorian returns to his starship to find it being dismantled by Jawa scavengers, leading to a battle outside their Sandcrawler. Negotiation arbitrated by Kuiil places the bounty hunter into a perilous showdown with a wild mudhorn to obtain an object the Jawas desire. We're back for Chapter 2 of THE MANDALORIAN with our discussion and analysis of the "The Child" with special guest Billy Mac. Plus, we're taking your calls to hear what you think!

1hr 47mins

16 Nov 2019

Rank #20