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ATGCast - Star Wars Conversations

269 EpisodesProduced by Pete Fletzer & Nick MielkeWebsite

ATGcast delivers Star Wars conversations, interviews, news and insight from four different shows. Every other week you get Around the Galaxy with host Pete Fletzer sharing in-depth interviews with the people behind the fandom and Podcast of the Whills with Nick Mielke, the podcast that treats Star W… read more

269 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

David Jesse

October 6th, 2022


David Jesse is the dad / co-host on Tatooine Sons, a pop culture podcast. Join us we learn his Star Wars journey, hosting a podcast with his two …

Phil Szostak

September 29th, 2022


On this episode of Podcast of the Whills Nick is joined by Lucasarts Creative Art Manager Phil Szostak. This episode was recorded as a part of Podathon 2022 and Phil shares about his career path, what it means to get to …

Shelby Young

September 22nd, 2022


Shelby Young is a voice actor and Tik Tok superstar. Star Wars fans know her from her work as Leia in the Lego Star Wars Vacation Disney Plus special, Lego Skywalker Saga video game and Forces of Destiny shorts as well …

POTW58. Lauren Mary Kim, Stunt Wars

August 18th, 2022


On this "throwback episode" of Podcast of the Whills Nick is joined by actress and stuntwoman Lauren Mary Kim. Lauren is known for her work on such things as Ms. Marvel, Raya and the Last Dragon, Agents of Shield, The …

ATG165. Stephen Kent, A Certain Point of View

August 4th, 2022


Author Stephen Kent returns to ATG talking about the politics of the Star Wars discourse, the Right and Left position on diversity and representation …

Streaming Star Wars: Kyle Newman, creator of Fanboys and 1up

August 1st, 2022


Kyle Newman, writer and director of the cult classic love letter to Star Wars fans Fanboys and the new Amazon / Lionsgate film 1up, joins Pete and …

DITF: Star Wars news about KOTOR, Andor and some new filings

July 30th, 2022


This week in Star Wars news, Cassian Andor speaks, KOTOR is delayed and Disney / Lucasfilm file for some trademarks giving us a clue about some upcoming projects. Give us 5 minutes and we'll give you the galaxy.

ATG164. Mark Von Ohlen, Staying on Brand

July 28th, 2022


Mark Von Ohlen is a brand manager at Denuo Novo, the premium collectibles company known for their top of the line Star Wars helmets and costuming …

Streaming Star Wars: Matt Mitchell talks Social Media and Being "Just a Fan"

July 25th, 2022


Matt Mitchell is a former social services worker turned full-time writer and social media manager for It's a Southern Thing, one of the largest and …

DITF: Skeleton Crew, Acolyte and Tales of the Jedi

July 23rd, 2022


Skeleton Crew Gets A Budget
Ashley Talks Ahsoka
And An Acolyte is Confirmed

On this week's Disturbances in the Force, the #StarWars #news comes, once …

POTW57: Lauren Romo, Duel of the Fates

July 21st, 2022


Lauren Romo of The Galactic Podcast joins Nick to talk about the Phantom Menace in this installment of the Podcast of the Whills canon study of Star Wars Episode I.

DITF: Hasbro Action Figure News, Emmys for Boba and Han & Leia Tie the Knot

July 16th, 2022


This week in Star Wars news:
Hasbro drops some premium action figures
Disney Plus Star Wars gets some Emmy attention
And Han and Leia get married in a new book
And More!
Give us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the galaxy.

ATG163. Greg Iwinski, Laughing through the Galaxy

July 14th, 2022


Greg Iwinski helped write Stephen Colbert's epic Star Wars Celebration presentation introducing Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker to the world, he …

POTW56. Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Wish Fulfilled

July 7th, 2022


In November of 2021, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee aka Carson Teva from The Mandalorian joined Nick Mielke for Podcast of the Whills as a special exclusive …

Streaming Star Wars: Cassian, Celebration and a Normie POV

July 4th, 2022


On this week's Streaming Star Wars we talked to Pete Fletzer's dad, Randy about the impact of Rogue One after Kenobi, looking forward to Andor, what …

DITF: Cody, Krystina and Numbers Tell the Tale

July 2nd, 2022


Commander Cody may have returned, the Kenobi series crushes in it's finale and friend to the fans, Krystina Arielle, is featured in an extras featurette!

All this and more in Star Wars news this week!

POTW55. Chase Hauser of The Pink Milk Podcast

June 30th, 2022


On this episode of Podcast of the Whills Nick is joined by Chase (Pink Milk: After Dark, Fear Queers) to break down part 4 of our Phantom Menace canon study. This week we look at minutes 1:26:48-1:48:13 and discuss what …

Streaming Star Wars: Kenobi Wrap-Up & Listener Calls

June 27th, 2022


With the Kenobi series coming to a conclusion, there's a lot to talk about. So, Nick and Pete took to the ATGcast YouTube channel and opened up the lines to you, our listeners, to hear your thoughts.

Join us live on our …

DITF: The Maestro Retires and Deborah Chow talks a Return to Kenobi

June 25th, 2022


Deborah Chow Weighs in on More Kenobi
A Beloved Jeidi Master Returns
And the Maestro hangs up his baton
All this and more in the week in Star Wars news and rumors!

ATG162. Chloe the Lightsaber Queen - Clone Wars Generation

June 23rd, 2022


Chloe aka The Lightsaber Queen has made a name for herself on TikTok and Twitter by talking Star Wars, Clone Wars and spinning her lightsabers and showing people how. As an engineering student by day, she spends her …

Streaming Star Wars: Kenobi Part V and Scotty Jayro

June 20th, 2022


On this week's Streaming Star Wars we were joined by Scotty Jayro of the Bombadcast talking about Part V of the Kenobi series on Disney Plus. We talk …

DITF: Ronin, Kenobi & Taika Waititi

June 18th, 2022


This week in Star Wars news and rumors:
The Journey of the Ronin Continues
Talk of the Taika Movie
And more Obi-Wan Kenobi?

(c) 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios

POTW54. Clare Stribling on The Phantom Menace

June 16th, 2022


On this episode of Podcast of the Whills Nick is joined by Clare Stribling from the Imperial Senate Podcast. This week we look at The Phantom Menace from the 1:06:00 mark to 1:26:48 and dig deep with our Canon Study …

Streaming Star Wars: The Resistance Broadcast Talks Kenobi & Celebration

June 13th, 2022


This week we were joined by John Hoey, Lacey Gilleran and James Baney of The Resistance Broadcast for our live Friday night conversation Streaming Star Wars. We talked about the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series, what it means …

DITF: Batuu on Disney+, Moses Ingram & D23

June 11th, 2022


D23 promises a look at Lucasfilm
Galaxy’s Edge may be coming to life on Disney Plus
And Joby Harold talks about Moses Ingram
Give us 5 minutes and …

ATG161. Swapna Krishna: Science / Fiction

June 9th, 2022


this week, we are talking to the amazing Swapna Krishna. She is a science and pop culture writer who has contributed to the official Star Wars and …

DITF: Andor, Waititi and #MakeSolo2Happen

June 4th, 2022


The Taika Waititi movie picks up steam
Talk of making Solo 2 happen
And writer announcements are made for Andor

POTW53. Scotty Jayro gets Bombad w/ The Phantom Menace

June 2nd, 2022


On this episode of Podcast of the Whills Nick is joined by Scotty Jayro of The Bombadcast to dig into minutes 40:12-1:06:52 of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Scotty also talks about what it was like becoming a viral …

DITF: Star Wars Celebration Disney Plus Update

May 31st, 2022


Star Wars Celebration delivers the Disney Plus News
Ahsoka casting confirmed
And Lando Calrissian is on hold

Give us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the …

ATG160. Krystina Arielle, Hal Hickel, Ash Crossan and Clayton Sandell

May 25th, 2022


On this remixed, re-edited version of our Super Mega Show from 2021 featuring Krystina Arielle (Star Wars High Republic Show), Hal Hickel (Industrial Light & Magic), Ash Crossan (ScreenRant) and Clayton Sandell …

Streaming Star Wars: Bandai GIVEAWAY! Celebration Countdown and Kenobi Hype

May 23rd, 2022


*** Share this episode on Twitter with the hashtag #ATGRonin for a chance to win a Bandai Namco Ronin Mandalorian and The Child collectible.

The …

DITF: Vanity Fair, Book News and More

May 21st, 2022


Star Wars pushes the sabaac chips all in on Disney Plus
An update on the Rian Johnson trilogy
And a change in the Star Wars publishing banner

Give us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the galaxy.

Another week, another flood of …

ATG159. Ryan Arey: ScreenCrush Easter Egg Hunter

May 19th, 2022


Ryan Arey is the writer, editor, producer, videographer and on-screen talent for ScreenCrush. With over 1.1 million subscribers and 320 million views, ScreenCrush gives fans fandom Breakdowns, Analysis, Easter Eggs, and …

Streaming Star Wars: Emmy-Award Winning Writer, Greg Iwinski

May 16th, 2022


Welcome to Streaming Star Wars, featuring myself Pete Fletzer and my cohost Nick Mielke from fellow ATGcast show, Podcast of the Whills. On Friday nights, Nick and I take to our YouTube channel to bring you a lively …

DITF: A Force to be Reva'd With

May 14th, 2022


Ruthless Reva from Obi-Wan Kenobi speaks
Ahsoka starts production
And the Feige Star Wars is on the runway
Give us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the galaxy.
(c) 2022 Pete in the Seat …

POTW52. Nerdherder talks The Phantom Menace

May 12th, 2022


Boop and JD from the Nerdherder podcast join Nick to talk about minutes 20:53-40:12 of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Join us as we hear about their “Star Wars spiritual experiences” and dig deep into The Phantom Menace …

Streaming Star Wars: May the Fourth Spectacular!

May 9th, 2022


Nick Mielke is joined by the Bombadcast's Scotty Jayro and Gerry "The Canon Junkie" Cable to recap all the May the Fourth events. With a special co-hosting opportunity for Clanker, they also took phone calls from …

DITF: May The Fourth Be With You

May 7th, 2022


A complete May the Fourth wrap up
The emperor hints at a return
And Celebration brings some light and magic
The Kenobi Trailer
Hasbro Figures

Give us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the galaxy.

ATG158. Joe Corroney & Brian Miller: The Art of Star Wars

May 5th, 2022


Star Wars / comic book artists Joe Corroney and Brian Miller join us to talk about their Star Wars journey, their approach to their work and the joy of being a part of the Galaxy Far, Far Away. They will be featured …

The Story of the FIRST Star Wars Celebration

May 2nd, 2022


The first Star Wars Celebration took place in Denver, Colorado ... and it almost didn't. In this special episode (an edit and remix of Episode 63 …

DITF: Kenobi, Lego and Tales of the Jedi

April 30th, 2022


On this week's #StarWars news:
A new take on an old Lego
A new animated series announced
And Deborah Chow talks about the Kenobi series
Info on the …

POTW51. Peter Townley, The Phantom Menace Canon Study Pt. 1

April 28th, 2022


Peter Townley, the original host of The #StarWars Show on joins Nick to talk about the first twenty(-two) minutes of The Phantom Menace making connections between real world conflicts and the incredibly …

Streaming Star Wars: Live Action Speculation

April 25th, 2022


Star Wars speculation goes hand in hand with being a fan. As Nick and Pete say on Streamng Star Wars every week, when it comes to content there is an …

DITF: Acolyte, Kenobi and Lego

April 23rd, 2022


Emerging information about the Acolyte
A new video game is announced
And the stars of the Kenobi series share how they prepared
Give us 5 minutes and …

ATG157. Adam Russell: Imperial Troops Have Entered the Bass

April 21st, 2022


Adam Russell is the bass player for Story of the Year and the host of the popular Star Wars podcast, Thank the Maker. On this episode we talk about …

DITF: Bryce Dallas Howard, Ahsoka, New Animated Shows & High Republic

April 16th, 2022


This week in #StarWars news:
Phase 2 of the High Republic gets a first look, New cuddly creature animated series drops, And Bryce Dallas Howard hints at the Ahsoka Series.

Give us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the galaxy.

POTW50. As Father and Son Return of the Jedi

April 14th, 2022


David and Timothy Drenan of the As Father and Son podcast join us to talk about what Return of the Jedi means to them and it's deeper meanings.

Follow …

Streaming Star Wars: Star Wars Celebration Preparation

April 11th, 2022


On this week's Streaming Star Wars we talk about how to prepare for #StarWars Celebration, what we want to see there, and how Pete plans to attack it with his father and son. We also talk about the new Lego Star Wars …

DITF: Star Wars Celebration, Lego, Books & Toys

April 9th, 2022


This week in Star Wars news: Star Wars Celebration takes center stage, a new book from EK Johnston, Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga releases and Hasbro makes announcements on a bunch of new action figures!

ATG156. Michael Messer: The Impression That I Get

April 7th, 2022


Comedian, impressionist, social media influencer and Star Wars podcaster, Michael Messer joins us for a hilarious episode. Not only do we geek out about our favorite franchise, but we throw famous Obi-Wan Kenobi quotes …

ATG155. Howard Berger & Marshall Julius: Creature Feature

April 4th, 2022


Join us for an exclusive first interview with the authors of Masters of Make-Up Effects, Marshall Julius and Howard Berger!

Creature effects legend …

DITF: Kenobi, Vader and Mandalorian

April 2nd, 2022


This week in #StarWars #news, we look at a delay in the Kenobi series, Hayden Christensen talks Vader, new book excerpts are out and the Star Wars …

POTW49. Corey Ryan Forrester, Part Two: The Second Beer

March 31st, 2022


Corey Ryan Forrester is a comedian who took social media by storm as his pro wrestling caricature Buttercream Dream talking politics with a heavy …

POTW48. Corey Ryan Forrester, Part One: A Comedy Journey

March 28th, 2022


Corey Ryan Forrester is a comedian who took social media by storm as his pro wrestling caricature Buttercream Dream talking politics with a heavy …

ATG154. Michael Stackpole: Legend on Legends

March 23rd, 2022


Author Michael Stackpole, writer of such Star Wars books as Rogue Squadron, Wedge's Gamble and I, Jedi (to name a few) joins Pete Fletzer to talk …

DITF: Christopher Lloyd, Action Figures and Lost Creator

March 19th, 2022


Star Wars goes back to the future
Fan sites help unveil new toys
And a JJ Abrams collaborator is attached to a new movie

Give us 5 minutes and we’ll …

POTW47. Em from the Pink Milk Podcast

March 17th, 2022


Em (@huttsleia on Twitter) is one of the hosts of the Pink Milk: After Dark show that streams most Friday nights on the Pink Milk podcast feed. Em is a mother, partner, podcaster, and fanfic writer. On this episode Nick …

Streaming Star Wars: Kenobi Hype

March 14th, 2022


The Obi-Wan Kenobi hype has started!
How does this show compare to other series?
And does anyone really care about what the grand inquisitor looks like?
All this and more on this week’s Streaming #StarWars

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DITF: Kenobi Trailer, Bad Batch Clues and Star Wars Celebration

March 12th, 2022


On this week's #StarWars news and rumors, we talk about the #Kenobi trailer, #BadBatch, #SWCA and more!

1.The Obi-Wan Kenobi series dropped the long awaited teaser trailer as …

ATG153. Alden Diaz: Fandom Ambassador

March 10th, 2022


Alden Diaz (@ThatAldenDiaz) is a podcaster, radio personality, talent manager, writer and Star Wars fan ambassador. On this episode we talk about his #StarWars story, the state of fandom and how to manage your social …

POTW46. Matthew Paul Turner

March 3rd, 2022


Matthew Paul Turner is an accomplished photographer and journalist. Turner traveled all over the world documenting National Geographic’s “The Story …

Star Wars Galactic Cruiser Review from Terri Peters

February 27th, 2022


We are joined by Terri Peters of Yahoo! Life and her family who were part of the preview run for the #StarWars #GalacticStarCruiser. They give us …

DITF: Palpatine Returns, Lego Goes Gold & Galactic Starcruiser Reviews

February 26th, 2022


This week in #StarWars #news and #rumors:
Somehow Palpatine might return
Lego goes gold
And the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser welcomes it’s first guests

ATG152. Nick Maley, That Yoda Guy

February 24th, 2022


Our guest this week is a gentleman named Nick Maley. Nick is a special effects make-up artist known for his work on #Yoda in the #StarWars film series. He has worked on a total of 53 films including Superman, …

DITF: John Williams Returns, Bail Organa Rumors and A New Book

February 19th, 2022


The Book Closes on Boba Fett
John Williams Returns to Star War
And rumors swirl around a Prequel character’s return

Give us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the galaxy.

Another week, another flood of news rumors, clickbait and …

POTW45. Alex Damon, Return of the Jedi Canon Study part 4

February 17th, 2022


Alex Damon is best known as one of two hosts on the top #StarWars YouTube channel, Star Wars Explained. He is a writer and producer, known for Grilling Bobby Hicks (2009), and has been a part of Movie Trivia Schmoedown …

Streaming Star Wars: Closing the Book on Boba Fett

February 14th, 2022


Does the Finale for the Book of Boba Fett work?
Is grogu necessary to tell the story
And are fan expectations a good thing or not
All this and more on this week’s Streaming Star Wars
This week, we close the #BookOfBobaFett …

DITF: Kenobi, Ahsoka & Starkiller

February 12th, 2022


In this week in #StarWars #news and #rumors, lots of new #kenobi news, a #nintendo release of #Force Unleashed, #Ahsoka casting news and big #Comics news.

ATG151. Dan Casey, Nerdist

February 10th, 2022


Dan Casey was born and raised outside of Boston, and graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Japanese history. Now he lives in Los Angeles, where he is the creative director for Nerdist. He has written, …

Streaming Star Wars: Think it Through

February 7th, 2022


Every week we take a deep dive into the latest happenings in Star Wars and while there are shows running on #DisneyPlus , Streaming #StarWars will be talking about it! This week on #BookOfBobaFett we dug into
Did Luke …

DITF: Star Wars has a Marketing Problem

February 5th, 2022


Star Wars has a marketing problem.
I know that’s a strange thing to say about a franchise that sells billions of dollars a year in toys, comics, …

Streaming Star Wars: Wizard!

January 31st, 2022


Comic book story editor and consultant, Heather Antos was our guest as we discussed seeing her baby Black Krrsantan come to life on screen in Book of …

DITF: Bryce Dallas Howard, EA Star Wars and Hasbro Indiana Jones

January 29th, 2022


This week in #StarWars news and rumors, we talk #EAStarWars, the extension of #Hasbro, Bryce Dallas Howard returns and #Crimson Reign continues
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ATG150. Pete Fletzer, The Host is The Guest

January 27th, 2022


For this, our 150th episode of Around the Galaxy, Pete Fletzer is the guest. Normally the host, Pete has been a writer for #StarWars Galaxy and Star Wars Insider Magazines, a social media influencer and author of over …

Streaming Star Wars - Do We Really Care what Boba Fett's Ship is Called?

January 24th, 2022


This week we are joined by Patrick Cotnoir of the #GeorgLucas Talkshow and we talk about Chapter 4 of the #BookOfBobaFett. We get into theories and …

DITF: Lego Star Wars, Ahsoka Casting News and Book of Boba Fett

January 22nd, 2022


This week in Disturbances in the Force, we bring you all the #StarWars #news and #rumors of the week including #Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga, Andor, Kenobi and Ahsoka news and the Book of Boba Fett soundtrack part one …

POTW43. Chris Ryons, Return of the Jedi Canon Study pt 2

January 20th, 2022


In the second part of Podcast of the Whills' canon study of Return of the Jedi, host Nick Mielke is joined by Broaxium host Chris Ryons.

Follow …

DITF: Kennedy, Filoni, Lucas and Book of Boba Fett

January 15th, 2022


This week on Disturbances in the Force, we talk #StarWars news including #KathleenKennedy & George #Lucas receiving producer honors, Dave Filoni writing and directing the #BookOfBobaFett and news on #JediFallenOrder.

ATG149. Kyle Katarn - Fan Films Fan

January 13th, 2022


Kyle Katarn runs one of the fastest growing Star Wars YouTube channels where he reacts to comics, streaming shows and, most famously, fan films. He is a gamer who also plays Star Wars The Old Republic live on his …

Streaming Star Wars - Boba's Back and So Are We!

January 10th, 2022


Nick Mielke and Pete Fletzer go live every friday night on YouTube to talk about the latest in #StarWars #news and #DisneyPlus streaming shows. This week they addressed what the second episode of The Book of #BobaFett …

DITF: Rule of 2 - Jedi Fallen Order 2, High Republic 2 and Book of Boba Fett Chapter 2

January 8th, 2022


On this episode of Disturbances in the Force, we talk about #Jedi Fallen Order sequel, the #HighRepublic goes forward and backwards and the Book of #BobaFett brings the second chapter.

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POTW42. Mark Newbold, Return of the Jedi Canon Study pt 1

January 4th, 2022


Join Nick Mielke and Podcast of the Whills taking a deep dive canon study into Return of the Jedi with special guest, Mark Newbold from Star Wars …

148. Book of Boba Fett Predictions w/ Nick Mielke

December 27th, 2021


On this special year end episode, we look ahead to the Disney Plus Star Wars series Book of Boba Fett with your predictions, things you'd like to see, wild ideas and expectations.

147. Jordan from Wookieepedia: Keeper of the Archives

December 21st, 2021


Jordan is an administrator for Wookieepedia, the largest collection of information about the Star Wars galaxy. Wookieepedia is an online encyclopedia …

DITF: Boba Fett, Solo Comics & #BlackOutStarWarsEclipse

December 18th, 2021


On this week's #StarWars #news and #rumors: Book of Boba Fett hype train keeps rolling, news on Ivanna Sahkno's role in Ahsoka, fans come together in …

146. Cam Ray: Laughing through the Galaxy

December 13th, 2021


Cam Ray joins us to talk about how Star Wars inspired him to make hilarious sketches and song parodies about the galaxy far, far away!


DITF: Star Wars Video Games, Acolyte casting and Return of Xizor

December 11th, 2021


This week in #StarWars #news and #rumors finds a new video game from the controversial studio Quantic Dream, a Nintendo Switch exclusive, casting of …

145. Dan Zehr: Coffee with Kenobi

December 6th, 2021


Dan Zehr is a Star Wars expert and is the host and brand director of Coffee With Kenobi. He is the co-author of The Star Wars Book & Star Wars …

DITF: High Republic, Fennec, Boba and An Ahsoka Casting

December 4th, 2021


This week on Disturbances in the Force, we look at all the latest #StarWars #news and #rumors including an interview with Temuera Morrison and Ming Na Wen (Boba Fett and Fennec Shand) from the Book of Boba Fett. We …

144. John Rocha: Outlaw Jedi Knight

November 29th, 2021


John Rocha is a movie critic, actor, #cinefile, podcaster and #StarWars fan. He leapt onto the scene as part of the movie trivia challenge …

DITF: Empire Magazine, Grammy Nod and Grogu Takes Manhattan

November 27th, 2021


On this week's #StarWars #news and rumors, stories from #EmpireMagazine share insight to Book of Boba Fett, Ahsoka and the end of the Rangers of the New Republic. A Grammy Nod for Ludwig Goransson, Battlefront III news …

143. Paul Duncan: Archivist of a Galaxy Far, Far Away

November 23rd, 2021


Paul Duncan is a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The Star Wars Archives, The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The …

DITF: Sabine is cast, Kathleen Kennedy gets 3 more years and Dark Horse Comics Returns

November 20th, 2021


This week on Disturbances in the Force, we look at all the #StarWars #news and rumors from the last seven days. This week #KathleenKennedy gets a 3 year extension, Natasha Liu Bordizzo is tagged to play #Sabine, Dark …

142. E Anne Convery: Star Wars Work From Home

November 16th, 2021


E Anne Convery knows more about the current state of Star Wars than most people - simply by proximity. She is the writer of the Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark, she is the namesake for the legendary Force-related …

DITF: Legacy of Boba Fett, Lego AT-AT & Charles Soule Scoop

November 13th, 2021


This week on Disturbances in the Force, we share information about the new Legacy of Boba Fett documentary, news of Chloe Zhao of Eternals directing a Star Wars film, Rouge Squadron delays, an enormous Lego AT-AT set …

141. Matt Martin: Star Wars Lore Keeper

November 9th, 2021


Matt Martin is with the fabled Lucasfilm Story Group. Martin started at Lucasfilm in 2007 as the buyer/product developer for before moving to the Lucasfilm digital team managing content for …

DITF: Book of Boba Fett Trailer, Podathon and Queen's Hope

November 6th, 2021


This week's Star Wars news and rumors give us insight into the upcoming Book of Boba Fett, the role Matt Smith almost got in The Rise of Skywalker …

140. David W Collins: Sounding Off

November 2nd, 2021


David W Collins is a sound editor and designer for Skywalker Sound and the host of The Soundtrack Show podcast. He has worked on some of the earliest …

DITF: Anakin on Ahsoka, Crimson Reign and Haslab Rancor

October 30th, 2021


This week in #StarWars #news and #rumors, Hayden Christensen is back again for the Ahsoka series, Crimson Reign comic books are coming, an enormous Rancor toy from Hasbro, O'Shea Jackson talks Kenobi and the saga takes …

139. Devon Michael: Almost Anakin

October 26th, 2021


Devon Michael is a former child actor turned sci-fi author best known to #StarWars fans as one of the three finalists seen in the behind the scenes documentary "The Beginning: The Making of Episode I." Devon has …

DITF: Koska Reeves, Boba Fett and Lego

October 23rd, 2021


This week in #StarWars #news we look at Koska Reeves (#SashaBanks) return to the #Mandalorian, #Lego games for ipad, imac and #appletv, more toys and Bring Home the Bounty items and some #spoiler rumors from Mando …

138. Shaylo Ren: Taking on Bad Takes

October 19th, 2021


#TikTok sensation, Shaylo Ren joins us to talk about roasting bad takes, growing up a Star Wars fan as a young girl and the perils of social media.

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ZM-B1, A Star Wars Fan Fiction Ghost Story by Pete Fletzer

October 17th, 2021


Homesteaders don’t like Jawas. And it’s not because they smell bad or are really difficult to understand or because they’re the lowest form of junk …

DITF: An Eternal talks Obi-Wan, Star Wars Safari and More Merch

October 16th, 2021


This week in #StarWars #news and #rumors, Kumail Nanjani talks #Obi-Wan Kenobi, a new kids show drops on Star Wars' Kids #YouTube channel, a new campaign is announced for weekly merch drops and more comics news …

137. Mark Newbold: The State of Star Wars

October 12th, 2021


Mark Newbold is a writer who has contributed to #StarWars Insider,, has hosted on stage at #StarWarsCelebration and is the editor in …

DITF: New Books, Visions Dominates and Podathon Raffles

October 9th, 2021


This week in #StarWars #news, major book announcements, #Visions does well in the streaming ratings, new #Hasbro #actionfigures, #Podathon2021 rolls …

136. Susie Bryan: Disney Princess

October 5th, 2021


Susie Bryan is the cohost of the Imaginears podcast, a travel agent specializing in Disney World vacations and an expert on Galaxy's Edge. In this episode we talked about growing up a female Star Wars fan, being at …

DITF: McQuarrie Animated, Boba Fett Date and George Lucas Action Figure

October 2nd, 2021


This week's #StarWars #News and #Rumors feature a date for the #BookOfBobaFett, a #RalphMcQuarrie animated series, George Lucas gets an action figure, some new content that dropped on Disney Plus and more!

Links: Hashtag …

135. Marie Wilson: In Pursuit of Trivia

September 28th, 2021


#StarWars and #trivia go hand in hand, and Marie Wilson, 2 time DragonCon #champion, is an expert! In this episode we talk about her trivia championship journey, her participation in #SchmoeDown trivia challenges and …

DITF: Mando Music, Nintendo Star Wars and Farewell Lynne Hale

September 25th, 2021


This week in #StarWars #news and #rumors we bring you #Visions, Knights of the Old Republic, a new video game from Quantic Dream, PR leader Lynne Hale and the return of Emmy winner Ludvig Goransson and more.

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134. Bryan Barry: Talking Star Wars Queerly

September 21st, 2021


Bryan Barry from the Pink Milk podcast joins us to talk about Star Wars from the perspective of the LGBQT community, the lessons learned from Star Wars and sharing it with his children.

DITF: Kang's Lightsaber, Q'ira Strikes Back and Mando Gets His Bounty

September 18th, 2021


This week in Star Wars news and rumors, Ash Crossan gets Sung Kang to confirm he has a lightsaber, Mando takes home a bounty of Emmys, Crimson Reign shares some new looks, Star Wars Visions confirms runtimes and …

133. Best Of: Top 10 Funniest Moment

September 14th, 2021


In this episode we countdown some of the most humorous moments from our show over the last two and a half years. Links to the episodes that the clips are from can be found below. We also are introduced to ATG-3 our …

DITF: KOTOR Remake, Grogu on Parade and Kenobi Series Leaks

September 10th, 2021


This week in #StarWars news, information on the #Kenobi series, Knights of the Old Republic is being remade, #Grogu goes on parade, the #Lego Halloween special gets some more info and #Hasbro drops a ton of toy news.

132. Misty Rosas: I Have Spoken

September 7th, 2021


Misty Rosas is the multi-talented artist who brought #TheMandalorian's #Kuiil and Frog Lady to life. She is a singer, dancer, actor, performance …

DITF: Book of Boba Fett Hype, Awards and Legends

September 4th, 2021


This week in #StarWars news, rumors about #BobaFett, #Lego mobile games, awards for the #Mandalorian and more!

Lego Star Wars:

131. Mike Forester: A Real Trooper

August 31st, 2021


Mike Forester is a 501st Legion Leader in Michigan, runs a shop called Hondo Supply Company and hosts a podcast called Armor Party. In this episode we talked about what being a member of the 501st is all about, how he …

DITF: Vader / Kenobi rumor, Val Strikes Back and Lego release dates

August 28th, 2021


This week in #StarWars news, rumors about Vader in the Kenobi series, behind the scenes of the #Mandalorian finale with #Luke #Skywalker, Haslab's Rancor, #Lego video game release date and Thandiwe Newton talks about …

130. Scott Ryfun: A Star Wars Story

August 24th, 2021


On this episode we speak to #conservative talkshow host, Scott Ryfun from WGIG. In this episode we find the middle ground and leave the politics out …

DITF: Boyega's back, Qi'ra Solo and Voices of Visions

August 21st, 2021


This week in #StarWars news, rumors of John #Boyega's return, a new comic book featuring Qi'ra from Solo a Star Wars Story adds color to …

129. Catrina Dennis: Something for Everyone

August 17th, 2021


Catrina Dennis is a writer, host, actress, producer and game designer based in Los Angeles. She has hosted and featured on networks like Syfy and NBC, worked with storytelling legends such as Stan Lee, fashioned …

DITF: Taika's movie, Oculus VR and Casting Sabine

August 14th, 2021


This week in #StarWars news, Taika Waititi's movie is in early stages, the hunt for a live action #SabineWren is on, four new #Legends books leak and …

128. Nick Ghanbarian: The Rebel Bass

August 10th, 2021


Nick Ghanbarian is the bassist for the band BAYSIDE, has his own podcast The Radio Radio Show and is about to head out on tour. He is also ithe cohost of a Star Wars podcast called Thank the Maker with Adam Russel …

DITF: Jyn's Return, Golden Wookiee and Star Wars Resort

August 7th, 2021


This week in #StarWars news includes information on the late #JWRinzler, #Disney Galactic Resort, a new Golden Book, #JynErso on a return and more.

127. Joe Barksdale: Real. Funny.

August 3rd, 2021


This week we are talking to Joe Barksdale. Now you may or may not know that name. He was an offensive tackle in the NFL who, upon his retirement from game, decided to become a musician and a comedian. His Star Wars …

DITF: Inquisitors, Deepfakes and Casting News

July 31st, 2021


This week in #StarWars news: Potential confirmation from Rosario Dawson on live action actors for #Thrawn and Ezra, proof of Inquisitors on the set …

126. Stephen Kent: "This War Represents a Failure to Listen."

July 26th, 2021


Stephen Kent hosts Right Now, a conservative & libertarian YouTube show on the Rightly network and the popular Star Wars & politics podcast, …

DITF: Live Action Thrawn, Disney Parks & High Republic Wave 3

July 24th, 2021


This week in #StarWars news: #News on live action actors for #Thrawn and Ezra, #Disney unveils a poster for Galactic Resort, Lego and Hasbro drop new products and wave 3 of the #HighRepublic is announced.

Cinelinx Kenobi …

125. Ten Questions with Adam Christopher

July 22nd, 2021


We had so much fun with Adam, we wanted to share the 10 questions segment in this bonus episode.

Adam Christopher is a writer who has written short stories for both Star Wars "From A Certain Point of View" books (The …

124. Adam Christopher: Tied In

July 20th, 2021


Adam Christopher is a writer who has written short stories for both Star Wars "From A Certain Point of View" books (The Empire Strikes Back and A New Hope) as well as tie-in novels for Stranger Things, Elementary and …

DITF: Kenobi, Mando and The Emmys

July 17th, 2021


This week in #StarWars news: a major #Kenobi leak and #rumor, the #Mandalorian gets a load of #Emmy nominations and #Lego delivers what the fans want.

Cinelinx Kenobi Story:

123. Peter Townley: That Star Wars Show

July 13th, 2021


Peter Townley was the original host of Lucasfilm's YouTube show, The Star Wars Show. A weekly news and sketch show, Peter and co-host Andi Gutierrez did the show together starting in 2016. In this episode we discuss his …

DITF: Visions, Zack Snyder Star Wars & Boba Fett

July 10th, 2021


This week in #StarWars news looks Star Wars Visions, the directors of Book of Boba Fett and the inside scoop on Zack Snyder's sci-fi epic.

Order Ronin:

Book of Boba:

122. Tom Spina: Giving Props ... New Life

July 6th, 2021


Tom Spina is the founder of Regal Robot and a preeminent prop restoration expert. He's worked on bringing many Star Wars props back to life and has created original work for Lucasfilm commercials and television …

DITF: Slave I Lego Controversy, Rogue Squadron Writer & High Republic Books

July 3rd, 2021


This week in #StarWars news looks at a controversy over the #SlaveI name missing from a #Lego set, the #HighRepublic releases new books and #RogueSquadron gets a writer.

Daytime Emmy noms for CloneWars:

121. Zi Xu: Art for Art's Sake

June 29th, 2021


Zi Xu is best known to Star Wars fans for her work on the May the Fourth Disney Plus mural that adorned the Star Wars channel. In this episode we learn her art journey, hear about the process for some of her bigger name …

DITF: Make Solo 2 Happen, Durge Returns and Headland talks Acolyte

June 26th, 2021


This week in #StarWars #news Emelia Clarke talks #MakeSolo2Happen, Leslye Headland talks about her writers room for The #Acolye, #Durge returns plus …

120. Mark A. Altman: Star Trek Wars

June 22nd, 2021


Author, producer, writer, showrunner, former editor-in-chief, entrepreneur and Star Trek expert, Mark A. Altman joins us to talk about his new unauthorized complete history of Star Wars.

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DITF: Feige Star Wars, Ahsoka Series Cast and Animation News

June 19th, 2021


This week in #StarWars news brings us an update on the #Marvel Master Kevin #Feige and his Star Wars project, the animated series #Visions, a quiet …

119. Sean Kenin Elias-Reyes: Voice Over Matter

June 15th, 2021


Sean Kenin Elias-Reyes is a voice actor who Star Wars fans know as the voice of Sifo Dyas in Dooku: Jedi Lost , Triple Zero from Docrtor Aphra and Jaxxon in Fake it Til You Make It in From a Certain Point of View, The …

118. Blue Bantha Milk Co: Content, Creativity and Competition

June 9th, 2021


Mat is a cohost of the Australian YouTube channel, Blue Bantha Milk Co. On this episode he speaks to Pete about what it's like being a Star Wars fan content creator.

117. Germain Lussier: Journalism in a Clickbait World

June 2nd, 2021


Germain Lussier is an entertainment reporter for IO9 who has covered all your favorite genres. From Star Wars to DC to Marvel and more, Germain has brought you the news. In this episode we talk about his Star Wars …

116. Kevin Cabral: TikTok Impressions

May 26th, 2021


Kevin Cabral took the web by storm last year with his spot on #impressions of #StarWars characters like Han Solo, #Kylo Ren, Lando Calrissian and …

115. Girls w/ Sabers: A Study in Fandom & The Last Jedi

May 20th, 2021


Luthien from Girls With Sabers is a "Reylo," or a Star Wars fan who found romance in The Last Jedi. In this episode we talk about the state of …

114. Scott Chernoff: The Mystery of the Ewok Movies

May 13th, 2021


Join Scott Chernoff and our host, Pete Fletzer, as they explore the mystery of the #Ewok movies. They ask the difficult questions and remember the …

113. Eric Walker: Still Ewoks After All This Time

May 12th, 2021


Eric Walker played Mace Towani, the child lead in the 1984 Star Wars TV movie, Ewok Adventure, later named Caravan of Courage. He also appeared in the sequel, The Battle for Endor in 1985. In this episode, Eric shares …

112. Author Jason Fry Returns!

May 5th, 2021


Jason Fry is the prolific author of more than 50 pieces of Star Wars literature. From short stories to encyclopedias to the novelization of The Last …

111. Kelly Knox: Star Wars Puns & Prose

April 28th, 2021


Kelly Knox is a freelance entertainment writer in the Seattle area. She contributes to the official websites for franchises like Star Wars, DC …

110. Clare Stribling: Space Wizards & Monkey Lizards

April 21st, 2021


Clare Stribling is the cohost of two popular #StarWars podcasts, Imperial Senate Podcast and Kessel Run Transmissions. On this episode we discuss …

Announcing special ATG Membership!

April 14th, 2021


Our regularly scheduled show returns next week with special guest, Clare Stribling!
Around the Galaxy is now offering a special way for you to be a …

Season Finale - the Super Mega Show with Krystina Arielle, Ash Crossan, Hal Hickel and Clayton Sandell

April 8th, 2021


Recorded LIVE this was the biggest Star Wars conversation to hit the web so far in 2021! The Around the Galaxy Super Mega Episode featuring Ash Crossan of Entertainment Tonight, Krystina Arielle of the High Republic …

108. Star Wars podcaster, Chris Ryons

March 31st, 2021


Welcome to EPISODE number 108 of Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars fan talk show. I am your host Pete Fletzer and we are part of the Beyond the Blast Doors Network

Episode 107 - Snoke and Wookiee actor, Ross Sambridge

March 24th, 2021


Star Wars actor Ross Sambridge, known to #StarWars fans as the stand-in for Snoke in The Last Jedi and one of Wookiee slaves in Solo a #StarWars …

Episode 106 - Amanda Wirtz, comedian and convention host talks Star Wars Celebration

March 17th, 2021


Convention host and Comedian, Amanda Wirtz, joins us to have a lively conversation about her experiences in the Star Wars universe!  
Keep up with us …

Episode 105 - Jordan Maison of Cinelinx talking the state of fandom and the state of Star Wars

March 10th, 2021


Editor-in-Chief for, Jordan Maison joins us to talk about Star Wars, video games and the future of movie theaters. Jordan is a writer for and has been active in the #movie review and …

Episode 104 - Mark Anthony Austin, Boba Fett and the Special Editions

March 3rd, 2021


Mark Anthony Austin is known to #StarWars fans as  Boba Fett in A New Hope #SpecialEdition. As a Boba Fan his whole life, it was a dream come true to …

Episode 103 - Ash Crossan, Entertainment Tonight

February 24th, 2021


#EntertainmentTonight's #AshCrossan joins us to chat about all things #StarWars 
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Episode 102 - Jarod the Dark Jedi talks Star Wars and the MCU

February 17th, 2021


Jarod Baughman-Stubbs, aka Jarod the Dark #Jedi from the Nerd Academy and Knights of the Nerd Republic stopped by to talk about #StarWars and his other #nerd fandom loves.  0:00 - Intro 2:15 - Knights of the Nerd …

Episode 101 - Actor John Tague talks Star Wars, acting and what being a parent brings to the saga

February 10th, 2021


#StarWars has played a part in many actors' lives and John Tague is no exception. On this episode of Around the Galaxy, John joins Pete Fletzer to talk about growing up with the saga, the #MakeTagueThrawn conversation …

Episode 100 - Matthew Stover, Author of Revenge of the Sith, Shatterpoint and more Star Wars novels

February 3rd, 2021


This week we are privileged to bring you the best selling author of what many have called the greatest Star Wars book ever written: The novelization of Revenge of the Sith. He also created the character Darth Tenebrous …

Episode 99 - David Whiteley, Star Wars documentary filmmaker and author talks the magic of the Saga

January 27th, 2021


Star Wars documentary filmmaker, David Whiteley joins us to talk about his Star Wars journey, his films Toy Empire and The Galaxy Britain Built as …

Episode 98 - Stephen Ford talks Star Wars, Video Games and the roles that got away

January 20th, 2021


On this week's #live episode we talk to Stephen Ford of #Ascender about #StarWars, video games and #YouTube.   Around the Galaxy, The STAR WARS Fan Talkshow features the people behind the fandom. Actors, authors, …

Episode 97 - Star Wars author, Amy Richau

January 13th, 2021


Amy Richau writes about #StarWars, pop culture, and history. Most recently, she has had her first book published called "I Love You, I Know: Lessons …

Episode 96 - Nick Mielke talks about Star Wars community and the impact of Luke Skywalker in the Mandalorian

January 6th, 2021


Nicke Mielke is the host of Podcast of the Whills and friend of our host, Pete Fletzer. This week he joins us to talk about the Mandalorian, Dave Filoni and the state of the Star Wars community.
Around the Galaxy, the …

Episode 95 - The Top 3 Star Wars Characters with Michael Moreci, Mike Chen and Andy Lemiere

December 30th, 2020


Star Wars characters range from very well-developed to moments of screen time and they all are loved by fans. In this round-table episode, Mike Chen, Michael Moreci and Andy Lemiere take a deep dive into #StarWars …

Episode 94 - Adam Frazier of SlashFilm talks the future of Star Wars storytelling

December 23rd, 2020


Adam Frazier grew up in the heart of Appalachia, dreaming of an escape from the crushing mundanity of the rural South through the works of visionaries like George Lucas, Stan Lee, Steven Spielberg, and Stephen King. A …

Episode 93 - Hal Hickel, Part 2 of 2: Bringing Grogu to Life

December 15th, 2020


Hal Hickel is the Oscar winning Animation Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic who, among many other things, has been leading #VFX work on #BabyYoda in #TheMandalorian. In this second part of a two part conversation …

Episode 92 - Hal Hickel, Part 1 of 2: Industrial Light & Magic on Star Wars, Pixar & Lucas

December 8th, 2020


Hal Hickel is the Oscar winning Animation Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic who, among many other things, has been leading #VFX work on #BabyYoda in #TheMandalorian. In this first part of a two part conversation …

Episode 91 - Alex & Mollie Damon of Star Wars Explained couple talks what's next after the Skywalker Saga

December 1st, 2020


Star Wars Explained is the most popular #StarWars Youtube channel on the internet. Hosts Alex and Mollie Damon joined us to talk about #YouTube …

Episode 90 - Adam Lance Garcia on meeting George Lucas and the Mythology of telling the Star Wars story

November 24th, 2020


Writer, producer and self-proclaimed nerd, Adam Lance Garcia joins us to talk about meeting George Lucas, the mythology of making Star Wars and the …

Episode 89 - Brittany N. Williams talks about her story in "From A Certain Point of View"

November 17th, 2020


Every Tuesday, Around the Galaxy brings you interviews with #StarWars writers, celebrities and superfans. This week, Pete Fletzer interviews Brittany N Williams, actress and writer who recently published her story …

Episode 88 - Michael Moreci talks From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back and more

November 10th, 2020


The Empire Strikes Back is widely held as one of, if not the best Star Wars film. On November 10, 2020, DelRey released From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back and Michael Moreci is on of 40 contributing …

Episode 87 - Mitch Dyer, Video Game writer for Star Wars: Squadrons and Battlefront II

October 27th, 2020


Canadian born video game writer, Mitch Dyer talks about his experience as one of the story leads on the epic #StarWars game, #BattleFront2. In part one of this two part episode, Mitch talks about creating characters …

Episode 86 - Author Mike Chen talks Machete Order, Defense of the Prequels and Modern Day Star Wars

October 20th, 2020


Mike Chen is one of 40 writers who contributed to From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back. His story, "Disturbance," focuses on Emperor Palpatine at the time of Episode V.  On this episode, we talk about …

Episode 85 - Kevin J. Anderson on Star Wars Legends, Canon and the New Era of the Saga

October 13th, 2020


Star Wars Legends author, Kevin J. Anderson, is the prolific author of 165 books with more than 50 having become bestsellers. Star Wars fans will …

Episode 84 - Silver Colored Knob talks about their Star Wars inspired music

October 6th, 2020


Silver Colored Knob is a virtual band born in the coronavirus age. Bringing Star Wars themed rock music with a sense of self awareness, the band …

Episode 83 - James Rasile of Rebel Scum Podcast talks Sequels, Prequels and The Mandalorian

September 29th, 2020


James Rasile of the #RebelScum podcast joins us to talk about #GeorgeLucas as a story teller, recollections of the #StarWars #Prequels and …

Episode 82 - Brandon Wainerdi of Talking Bay 94 talks Star Wars Creators, Collectibles and The Saga

September 22nd, 2020


Brand Wainerdi is the host of Talking Bay 94, a podcast that interviews the people who have made Star Wars - actors, producers, effects specialists, directors, and more. The show drops every Wednesday at

Episode 81 - Tori Fox talks Star Wars creatures, set building and theme park magic

September 15th, 2020


Tori Fox is a special effects artist who has an obsession with Star Wars and Sy Snootles.
Follow Around the Galaxy on Twitter @ATGCast
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Episode 80 - Alex Segura talks Poe Dameron Free Fall and the appeal of the Star Wars underworld

September 8th, 2020


Alex Segura is the author of Poe Dameron Free Fall and he joined us as our special guest as part of the Beyond the Blast Doors Podathon raising money …

Episode 79 - James McDonald AKA Sunny Ravencourt talks Star Wars EU, podcasting and lore

September 1st, 2020


James McDonald hosts University of Coruscant, an audio drama / podcast that features the history of Star Wars and it's lore. On this episode we take a deep dive into the EU, discuss the end of the saga and brainstorm …

Episode 78 - Robbie Fox of Barstool on Mark Hamill, Social Media and Star Wars

August 25th, 2020


Robbie Fox is a 22 year old journalist for Barstool Sports covering MMA, wrestling and anything nerdy. On this episode Robbie talked about meeting …

Episode 77 - Sistas With Sabers talking diversity, Star Wars lessons and Martez Sisters

August 18th, 2020


Sistas With Sabers is a podcast made for and by black female fans of Star Wars, designed as a safe space to connect, support each other and share their experience with the world. Two of it’s founders, Maria and Rayven …

Episode 76 - Jenmarie, Star Wars blogger on the evolving fandom, Galaxy's Edge & Collecting

August 11th, 2020


Jenmarie describes herself as "a bubbly and petite thirty-four year old who has been happily married for eleven years to the man of her dreams who …

Episode 75 - Our Host is the Guest! Pete Fletzer talks podcasting, visiting Skywalker Ranch and the role Star Wars plays

August 4th, 2020


Pete Fletzer is a former contributing editor to Star Wars Galaxy magazine, author of the full-length fan fiction novelization of The Phantom Menace …

ATG Rewind - Jason Fry talks #Reylo, The Last Jedi Backlash and the Skywalker Dream

July 28th, 2020


(Originally debuted on June 17, 2019)  Jason Fry is a best selling author with over 40 Star Wars credits to his name, the most high profile of which is the novelization of The Last Jedi. From the Clone Wars Visual Guide …

Episode 74 - Noah Outlaw & Corey Van Dyke talk Rumor Culture, #CloneWarsSaved and #MakeSolo2Happen

July 20th, 2020


Noah Outlaw and Corey Van Dyke are the hosts of Kessel Run Transmissions, the fastest growing reliable source of Star Wars leaks and rumors.
4:00 - Intros
5:00 - Being the NEW source of info
7:30 - Leaks as a information …

Episode 72 - Teddy Newton on story telling, the influence of Star Wars and getting fired from Disney

July 7th, 2020


Teddy Newton is an award winning director, actor, animator and storyteller who has worked along side Brad Bird on the Incredibles, Wall-E, Toy Story, Iron Giant and Mission Impossible (to name a few). On this episode he …

Episode 71 - Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante talks Star Wars, Funko, Persistence Of Time

June 30th, 2020


Charlie Benante is the drummer and one of the song writers for heavy metal icons, Anthrax and crossover thrash band, Stormtroopers of Death. He also happens to be a monster Star Wars fan who is a part of the 501st …

Episode 70 - Andy Lemiere talks Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi: The Most Jedi Moment Ever?

June 24th, 2020


Join Pete Fletzer and fellow Beyond the Blast Doors Network host, Andy Lemiere, for another edition of Metachlorians. This time around we discuss a recent meme that claims that final act by  #LukeSkywalker in …

Episode 69 - Marc Thompson talks Star Wars Audiobooks, Thrawn and Answers Questions as your favorite characters!

June 16th, 2020


Star Wars Audiobooks' narrator and #voice actor, Marc Thompson visited Around the Galaxy and brought some of his most famous voices with him! He's known for his work on over 50 Star Wars audiobooks as well as voices of …

Episode 68 - Yoshi Vu talks visual effects, Rise of Skywalker and Muppet Babies

June 9th, 2020


Yoshi Vu is a visual effects artist who worked on The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian and just about any other related genre. On this episode we talk about making Death Star II, the "impossible task" from Mando, …

Episode 67 - Claudia Gray talks Princess of Alderaan, Master & Apprentice, Baby Yoda and Jean-Luc Picard

May 26th, 2020


Claudia Gray is the author of some of the most beloved Star Wars novel in modern-era canon. She has penned Lost Stars, Princess of Alderaan, Bloodline, Master & Apprentice and is currently creating new fiction for …

Episode 66 - Arezou Amin talks Star Wars books, let down by Rise of Skywalker and social media

May 19th, 2020


Arezou is “omg so funny”, or so everyone says. She is an aspiring TV writer whose previous jobs have included everything from a super-long retail stint to teaching to working as an on-set PA.  In this interview, Pete …

Episode 65 - Brian Jay Jones, George Lucas: A Life

May 12th, 2020


Brian Jay Jones is the award-winning, New York Times best-selling biographer of George Lucas, Jim Henson and Dr. Suess. Join us as we talk about his journey to chronicle the life of the Maker himself.

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Episode 64 - Cavan Scott talks Project Luminous, Social Media and Audio Dramas

May 3rd, 2020


Cavan Scott is the award-winning author of Dooku Jedi Lost and Star Wars Adventures and is also a part of the Project Luminous team bringing new Star Wars stories from the High Republic. Join us as we talk about Lego, …

Episode 63 - Scott Chernoff & Dan Madsen Talking Star Wars Celebration One

April 27th, 2020


In 1999 the very first Star Wars Celebration took place in Denver Colorado. It was not without it's challenges. From torrential 100 year rains to the …

Episode 62 - David Ortiz, Shadows of the Empire fan film

April 21st, 2020


David Ortiz was born after the Shadows of the Empire multimedia story telling project was released in the mid-90s. But that isn’t stopping him from …

Episode 61 - SemperFiDani : Reylo, Fandom and Fan Fiction

April 15th, 2020


Dani, aka @SemperFiDani, was one of Around the Galaxy's first fans. And since this show is about the PEOPLE behind the fandom, we wanted to get to know her. Born the day before Star Wars, she only became a fan a few …

Special Episode - Star Wars Fan Fiction Short Story Audio Book

April 7th, 2020


Week to week we are "the Star Wars fan talkshow," but this week we are doing something a little different. As some of you may know, our host, Pete Fletzer, was a writer before a podcaster and over the summer of 2019, …

Episode 60 - Fluke Skywalker - Star Wars Charity and Fandom

April 1st, 2020


Fluke Skywalker lives in Cincinnati, OH and, it is just a "fluke" that he looks identical to Mark Hamill in his Star Wars Sequel Trilogy appearance. He uses this only for good. He makes appearances as Fluke Skywalker …

Episode 59 - Selene Jade: Social Media and the Sequel Trilogy

March 25th, 2020


Selene Jade is the host of the Star Peace podcast, a contributor to Star Wars Underworld and an outspoken social media voice. On this episode we take …

Episode 58 - Gerry Cable, Talking fandom, prequels and JarJar

March 18th, 2020


Gerry Cable is a cohost on the Bombadcast Star Wars podcast. He is an unabashed JarJar Binks fan and Star Wars canon expert - with a Twitter handle to prove it! He also provides detail and research for Postcards from …

Metachlorians 3 - The (Mis)Treatment of Children in Star Wars

March 15th, 2020


Metachlorians is a special feature of Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow where Pete Fletzer and Andy Lemeire of The Holochronicles podcast …

Episode 57 - Steele Saunders talks Rise of Skywalker, Podcasting and Toro Calican

March 10th, 2020


Steele Saunders is a Melbourne born award-winning podcaster, stand-up comedian, and TV presenter. He is most known for his self-produced "I Love …

Dan Donohue (Re-Release)- Shriv, Battlefront II, The Lion King and more!

March 6th, 2020


This episode originally aired as a 2-parter in July, 2019.

Dan Donohue is the accomplished actor who brought one of BattleFront II’s breakout …

Episode 56 - Charles Ross, "The One Man Star Wars Trilogy"

February 26th, 2020


Charles Ross is the writer, creator and actor behind The One Man Star Wars Trilogy. One Man Star Wars Trilogy has toured and appeared on several television shows, including NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien and CBS's …

Episode 55 - Maggie Lovitt, In the Hands of the Fans

February 18th, 2020


Maggie Lovitt is a writer and actor who is a fan of multiple genres from the DCU to Once Upon a Time to Star Wars. In this episode we discuss the …

Episode 54 - Romance in Star Wars (Metachlorians 2)

February 14th, 2020


Metachlorians is a special feature of Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow where Pete Fletzer and Andy Lemeire of The Holochronicles podcast …

Episode 53 - Tom Chansky, Star Wars podcasting

February 11th, 2020


Tom Chansky is a co-host on the Sith List and many other Making Star Wars podcast network shows. Join us as we talk about podcasting, being a fan through the dark times, where Star Wars is headed and why it's so …

Episode 52 - HelloGreedo

February 4th, 2020


On this episode of Around the Galaxy we are pleased to speaking to YouTuber and author, HelloGreedo. Join us, as we talk about his new book, “Sorry …

Episode 51 - As Father and Son, Star Wars Family

January 29th, 2020


David and Timothy Drennan host the Star Wars youtube channel and podcast called “As Father And Son.” On this episode we talk about the Father and Son dynamic, who owns the characters, and Star Wars as family.

5:00 The …

Metachlorians - Star Wars Fandom Then and Now

January 26th, 2020


Metachlorians is a special feature of Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow where Pete Fletzer and Andy Lemeire of The Holochronicles podcast …

EPISODE 50 - Best of The Star Wars Fan Talkshow

January 21st, 2020


Pete Fletzer celebrates the first 50 episodes of Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars Fan Talkshow with a “Best of” episode. Presented in a similar …

Episode 49 - Heather Antos talks Dr. Aphra and Star Wars comics

January 14th, 2020


Heather Antos is a freelance editor, story and Kickstarter consultant who has worked on properties like Star Wars, Deadpool, Disney, Marvel, and more!

Episode 48 - Mark Newbold & Marshall Julius talk Star Wars

January 8th, 2020


Mark Newbold has been running websites since 1994. He is Editor-in-Chief of and is a frequent writer for print and online magazines …

Episode 46 - Andy LeMiere, The Difficult TROS Conversations

December 30th, 2019


Andy LeMiere is half of the Holocronicles podcast, a show that features conversation about Star Wars collectibles while taking on the topics of the …

Episode 45 - The Rise of Skywalker Post-Game Show!

December 23rd, 2019


Join Pete Fletzer and five other popular podcasters as they breakdown, assess, discuss and analyze Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! In this spoiler …

Episode 44 - The Rise of Skywalker Pre-Game Show!

December 17th, 2019


Join Pete Fletzer and six of his friends from social media as they discuss what it's like to be a Star Wars fan since the Disney era, expectations for The Rise of Skywalker and who will have the last line of the film!

Episode 43 - Iraj Dowlatshahi, The Sith List

December 11th, 2019


Iraj Dowlatshahi is one of the hosts of the Sith List Star Wars and pop culture podcast heard on the Making Star Wars Podcast Network.

On this …

Episode 42 - Mark Newbold, Fantha Tracks & SW Insider

December 3rd, 2019


Mark Newbold has been running websites since 1994. He is Editor-in-Chief of and is a frequent writer for print and online magazines …

Episode 41 - Marshall Julius, Vintage Geek

November 26th, 2019


Marshall Julius is an author, film critic, social media expert and professional nerd.

230 - Welcome
mostly I’m a professional nerd
4:00 - About Vintage …

Episode 40 - Andrea Wickman Miller, Jawa

November 20th, 2019


Andrea Wickman Miller was a 7 year old girl in Death Valley, CA when some people making a movie visited her school in search of some kids to play a …

Episode 39 - Dominic Pace, The Mandalorian

November 12th, 2019


Dominic Pace is living the dream. Star Wars inspired him to become an actor and today he makes his debut as a side character in the universe playing Gekko the bounty hunter in the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian.

With …

Episode 38 - Todd Hoffman, WSTRMedia

November 4th, 2019


Todd Hoffman is one of the co-hosts of WSTRMedia, Galactic Public Access Radio as well as a 501st member.

3:15 - when did you get into SW?
6:45 - …

Episode 37 - Lindsey Romain

October 29th, 2019


Lindsey Romain is a contributing editor for covering horror and Star Wars among other film and pop culture. Living in Austin, TX, her …

Episode 36 - David Amelotti

October 22nd, 2019


David Amelotti is an Edward R Murrow Award winning television anchor from St. Louis and the host of the weekly live Star Wars news and conversation program, Beyond the Blast Doors.

On this episode we talk about the …

Episode 35 - Becca Benjamin

October 14th, 2019


Becca Benjamin is a podcast host and writer. You have heard her on Making Star Wars Podcast Network with Mark Sutter on Tarkin’s Top Shelf and on the RetroZap program, Kanata’s Castle. She also works closely with …

Episode 34 - James Baney (Part 2)

October 9th, 2019


James Baney is one of the three hosts of the Resistance Broadcast from StarWarsNewsNet. On this episode, part two of two, we dig into fan service, characters just used in marketing and bringing material from comics, tv …

Episode 33 - James Baney (Part 1)

October 8th, 2019


James Baney is one of the three hosts of the Resistance Broadcast from StarWarsNewsNet. On this episode, part one of two, he shares how he got into Star Wars, the benefits of de-canonizing the EU, some thoughts on the …

Episode 32 - Laura and Alyce from Force Toast Podcast

September 30th, 2019


Alyce and Laura run the Force Toast Podcast. Their bi-weekly Star Wars show features a bottle of wine and two women talking about any and all aspects of the franchise. These two Chicago-area Star Wars trivia mavens …

Depressed Darth (Re-Release)

September 25th, 2019


A remixed, re-released, re-mastered version of our very first episode! Thank you to all our new supporters and listeners who may not have heard this …

Episode 31 - Alex Damon of Star Wars Explained

September 16th, 2019


Alex Damon cohosts the Star Wars YouTube channel called Star Wars Explained with his wife Mollie featuring reviews, analysis and details on all …

Episode 30 - Dan Madsen

September 10th, 2019


Today Dan Madsen is the head of PR & Marketing for HerUniverse, the Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) fangirl fashion line. But before that he was better known as the president of the official Star Wars fan club and …

Episode 29 - Christopher Sean

September 2nd, 2019


Christopher Sean is known to Star Wars fans as the voice of the lead character on the animated Star Wars Resistance series, Kazuda Xiono. His career spans 16 years of on screen work including Days of Our Lives and …

Episode 28 - Noah Outlaw

August 27th, 2019


Noah Outlaw runs a podcast called Kessel Run Radio, a part of the Making Star Wars Podcast Network. A video producer by day, Noah is an outspoken Star Wars fan who brings humor to his perspective.

4:30 - Star Wars as a …

Episode 27 - Nathan Hamill

August 20th, 2019


Nathan Hamill is an artist from Los Angeles with an affinity for large eyed creatures, ranging from cute to macabre, bashful to bellicose. He was …

Episode 26 - Josh & Andy From Holochronicles

August 13th, 2019


Andy and Josh are the hosts of the Holochronicles podcast. Based in the Pacific Northwest and the founders of the Blue Milk Brigade, these guys run a …

"Best of..." Part 1 - Favorite Star Wars Movie, TV Show or Book?

August 8th, 2019


To celebrate our 25th episode, we are looking back on the answers from our guests to our "10 questions" segment. To kick things off, here are some of the answers to "What is your favorite Star Wars Movie, TV Show or …

Episode 25 - Scott Chernoff

August 6th, 2019


Old School Star Wars fans know Scott Chernoff as the managing editor of the publication that was their only lifeline to Star Wars during the dark …

Episode 24 - Shannon Moran

July 29th, 2019


Shannon Moran is an Visual Effects editor in London who also runs a podcast called “Postcards From the Galaxy’s Edge.” As an editor she’s worked on major motion pictures for Jon Favreau including Jungle Book and The …

Episode 23 - Joseph Scrimshaw

July 23rd, 2019


Joseph Scrimshaw is best known to Star Wars fans as the co-host of ForceCenter podcast with Ken Napzok. He is a comedian, a writer on Adult Swim's …

Quick Spin - Funko at San Diego Comic Con2019

July 21st, 2019


In our first news podcast, we are joined by Matt Norris of who gives us the scoop on Funko Pop's Star Wars presence at San Diego Comic Con. He even shares what it was like at the Fun Fridays Funko …

Episode 22 - Curtis Smith

July 19th, 2019


Curtis Smith is the poet laureate of the Star Wars community as well as a member of the 501st Legion.

On this episode, Curtis shares some of his poetry, tells us about being in the 501st and talks about the amazing porg …

Episode 21 - Matt Norris

July 16th, 2019


Matt Norris is a college professor and an expert on all things Funko who runs the collector website He's a former writer for …

Episode 20 - Dan Donohue, Part 2

July 10th, 2019


On this second part of a two-part episode, we talk about video game acting, working with the legendary Tom Keegan, playing Teldryn Sero in Skyrim, the Lando scenes and a very entertaining 10 Questions segment.

Dan …

Episode 19 - Dan Donohue, Part 1

July 9th, 2019


Dan Donohue is the accomplished actor who brought one of BattleFront II’s breakout characters, Shriv Suurgav. He has been a member of the Oregeon Shakespeare Festival for 11 seasons and played Scar on Broadway and in …

Episode 18 - Neil Lowery

July 5th, 2019


Neil Lowery is best known for his positive attitude and good vibes in the Star Wars social media community.

On this episode we talk about staying positive in the current state of fandom, early Star Wars memories and some …

Episode 17 - Madison Thames

July 2nd, 2019


Madison Thames is the host of the Doing Talking podcast as well as the fan choice award winning artist for 2018

On this episode we talk …

Episode 16 - John Hoey, Part 2

June 26th, 2019


John Hoey is the lead editor for Star Wars News Net and one of three hosts on the Resistance Broadcast.

On this episode, part 2 of 2, we talk about …

Episode 15 - John Hoey, Part 1

June 25th, 2019


John Hoey is the lead editor for Star Wars News Net and one of three hosts on the Resistance Broadcast.

On this episode we talk about Prequel memories, our love/hate relationship with Attack of the Clones, some …

Episode 14 - Jason Fry

June 18th, 2019


Jason Fry is a best selling author with over 40 Star Wars credits to his name, the most high profile of which is the novelization of The Last Jedi. …

Episode 12 - Father's Day

June 15th, 2019


On a special Father's Day episode, our host, Pete Fletzer, interviews his own father about what Star Wars has meant to the family over the last 40 years. From seeing it together in 1977 through to watching the latest …

Episode 11 - David Jesse

June 8th, 2019


David Jesse is a father of two sons who put his love of Star Wars and his family together to make a podcast called "Tatooine Sons."

On this episode we talk about creating the podcast, meeting Rian Johnson, modern day …

Episode 10 - Clayton Sandell

June 5th, 2019


Clayton Sandell is an Emmy Award winning ABC News correspondent. He’s been seen on “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” and “World News with Diane Sawyer,” but you probably know him as ABC’s resident Star Wars expert. …

Episode 9 - Ken Napzok

June 3rd, 2019


Ken Napzok is one of the most prolific entertainment podcasters in the business hosting shows like Collider Jedi Council, ForceCenter and Casterly …

Episode 8 - Steve Sansweet

May 27th, 2019


Steve Sansweet, the face of Star Wars in the 90s, author of 16 Star Wars books, Guiness Book of World Record holding collector and CEO of Rancho …

Episode 7 - Bill Sheehy

May 23rd, 2019


We are joined by Bill Sheehy of Skywalking Around the League. We talk about everything from growing up on the prequels, to Star Wars Celebration and looking forward to the future of the saga.

@StarWarsBill on Twitter

Episode 6 - Anthony Breznican

May 18th, 2019


We talk to Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly. Anthony shares the role Star Wars played in his youth, the thrill (and fear) of hosting the …

Episode 5 - Alex Kane talks writing, KOTOR and Star Wars Video Games

May 9th, 2019


On this episode we talk to Alex Kane, freelance writer on and author of "Knights of the Old Republic" about writing, his book and the hits and misses of Star Wars video gaming.


Episode 4 - Lacey Gilleran talks Fandom, #Reylo and SW Celebration

May 7th, 2019


Lacey Gilleran (@laceygilleran) of Star Wars News Net and the Resistance Broadcast talks to us about female fandom and the #Reylo movement. She also shares why being a Star Wars fan is so important to her.


Episode 3 - Jason Ward talks spoiler culture, fandom and right time, right place

April 29th, 2019


Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) talks about spoiler culture and the current state of fandom in the Star Wars universe.

Now This is …

Episode 2 - William Prystauk, Strong Women in Star Wars, and The Gray Area

April 25th, 2019


Writer, filmmaker and podcaster William "Bill" Prystauk talks about the importance of strong women in Star Wars and the exploration of the gray in our favorite stories.

Find him @CrashPalace or

Episode 1 - @DepressedDarth (John Sullivan) an EXCLUSIVE Behind the Mask of popular Twitter feed

April 24th, 2019


We are going behind the mask of the internet's number one Star Wars humor Twitter feed: @DepressedDarth. In this episode we'll hear how it got started and what it's like to run one of the internet's top Star Wars …

Episode 0 - Pilot with Lily D - a test episode that was so much fun, we published it!

April 20th, 2019


Welcome to Around the Galaxy, the Star Wars talkshow with Pete Fletzer. In the pilot episode, Pete interviews 9 year old superfan, Lily D from NJ as …

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