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Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour

63 EpisodesProduced by Alyce and Laura Love Star WarsWebsite

Two Star Wars-obsessed Chicagoans discuss everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away in this bi-weekly happy hour podcast. From the films to the novels and everything in between, hosts Alyce and Laura get you up to date on the latest Star Wars news, complete with some minor wine-induced garbling. Grab… read more

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Ep 49: Harold From Accounting

December 1st, 2020


Hello there! Hello there! Hello there! 49 and feelin’ fine!

In Episode 49, hosts Alyce and Laura catch* up on their Thanksgivings (TV binging and champagne drunk, respectively), then it’s on to the most recent Star Wars …

Ep 48: Forever Toasty

November 17th, 2020


Force Toast’s Episode 48 is brought to you by pimple cream and Fisher Price. 

I mean, not really. But it would be pretty cool, wouldn’t it, Fisher …

Ep 47: Vegetation-Based Villains

November 3rd, 2020


It’s Episode 47 and hosts Spooky Alyce and Laura spend their Halloween drinking and talking* about Star Wars - so it’s pretty much the same as any …

Ep 46: Old Trusty

October 20th, 2020


What do Kiera Knightley, puberty, 9/11 and There’s Something About Mary all have in common?

There’s only one way to find out! (It’s easy, just listen to this episode)

In episode 46, hosts Alyce and Laura have a big one …

Ep 45: Who Asked for That?

October 6th, 2020


This episode has EVERYTHING! Borat impressions! Ebola! Pizza parties! And as always, a little Star Wars talk for your listening pleasure. 

In Episode …

Ep 44: Dingalings

September 22nd, 2020


Hello and welcome to Do[n]g Show! This is a show for people who watched Saturday Night Live in the 90s. And also Star Wars.

In Episode 44, hosts Alyce and Laura are up* to their usual shenanigans! Laura makes a What If …

Ep 43: Ker-plunk

September 8th, 2020


What do you get when you combine sugar, spice, and everything nice in Star Wars? Pickled Jedi! This is canon, by the way. Jedi in a jar. A forkful of …

Ep 42: Force Toast Family Values

August 25th, 2020


Oh, did you all come here looking for Star Wars? This is an Addams Family Values podcast now. 

In Episode 42, hosts Alyce and Laura relive* the 90s, discuss what’s new in Star Wars news and rumors and try their hand at …

Ep 41: Eau de Man and Wet Dog

August 11th, 2020


What do Xena: Warrior Princess and The Rise of Skywalker have in common? Find out in this episode of Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour! 

In Episode 41, hosts Alyce and Laura just aren’t into Aphra, but they are into …

Ep 40: The Bad B*tches

July 28th, 2020


First off, on a scale from 1 to 10, how perfect are you at grilling shrimp? 

The answer: nowhere near as perfect as Ewan McGregor in the newest chapter of Alyce’s Obi-Wan Erotica. 

But we digress.

In episode 40, hosts …

Ep 39: Baby Yodios

July 14th, 2020


Cheese dip, f*ck yeah.  By the way, we curse* in this podcast. This is your first and last warning, new listeners. Oh, and also, welcome!

In Episode 39, hosts Alyce & Laura are here to sh*t all over the latest and …

Ep 38: That’s Not a Real Plant

June 30th, 2020


When 2020 began, did you ever consider that it would give you a Star Wars podcast that covers topics Hutts in hats, whether or not Galen Erso is a …

Ep 37: Without Incident

June 16th, 2020


Cheers beers! It’s finally summer! And we’re toasting to our amazing community because there’s nothing sweeter than knowing our listeners AREN’T a bunch of racist bigots. 

We just love you, okay? Thanks for being you. 

Ep 36: Coors Lights Out

June 4th, 2020


As we go on...

We remember...

All the times our moms made us cry at graduation DAMMIT MOM

It’s graduation season (see what we did up there?) and hosts Alyce and Laura are graduating* from… well, nothing. So why not crack …

Ep 35: The Clone Wars But Sexy

May 19th, 2020


May the Fourth Be With You Two Weeks Ago, Basically! This is Episode 35 of Force Toast and hosts Alyce & Laura are going to take* you on a wild, …

Ep 34: Bo & Ahsoka’s Infinite Playlist

May 5th, 2020


The little sprinkle of lady power you didn’t know you needed this week! 

Or did you know you needed it? Did you actually go into this week hoping to get some sloppy, green girl power (why is it green?) dumped all over …

Ep 33: Hit It and Quit It

April 21st, 2020



James/Scott Marsden remains at large but, rest assured, hosts Alyce and Laura are on the case*! 

In Episode 33, the COVID-19 quarantine continues. Alyce has given up on needlepoint. Laura is running around …

Ep 32: Clear Nastiness

April 7th, 2020


Are those bushes growing on your face or are you just not getting your eyebrows waxed during quarantine? If so, same. Thankfully for you all, hosts …

Ep 31: NOW That’s What I Call Shoplifting!

March 24th, 2020


If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it, if you’re happy and you know it, WASH YOUR F***ING HANDS, YA NASTIES

Does anyone else feel like you’ve lived through an apocalypse since we last recorded? …

Ep 30: Nah, Bish

March 10th, 2020


Saddle up, pilgrim! Hosts Alyce and Laura react* to all the Star Wars nonsense in the news!   There’s book stuff, bra stuff, rumors stuff, TROS stuff …

Ep 29: 3 Words: I Got It, Lady

February 25th, 2020


Remember in The Empire Strikes Back when Han and Leia were bickering on the Falcon and he was like, “I GOT IT, LADY!” 

Yes? Same. Yes, we also remember that. Because trivia.

In episode 29, hosts Alyce and Laura miss* …

Recap on Tap: The Clone Wars Seasons 5 & 6

February 19th, 2020



Hosts Alyce and Laura wrap up* Force Toast’s bonus series of Recap on Tap with Seasons 5 and 6 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars so …

Ep 28: A Toast to Year One

February 11th, 2020


Go shawty!

It’s your birthday!

We gonna party like it’s your birthday!

We’re gonna sip soy sauce beer like it’s your birthday!

It’s a TOAST to Force Toast! Hosts Alyce and Laura are celebrating* the 1-year Anniversary of …

Recap on Tap: The Clone Wars Seasons 3 & 4

February 7th, 2020


Yeah, we’re leaning into it now so you better be reading the next line in the style of The Clone Wars intro narrator.


Hosts Alyce and …

Ep 27: Fishy As Folk

January 28th, 2020


First up! Feeling generous? Ever thought about how much childhood cancer sucks balls? Our friend Nico is raising money for the Four Diamonds at Penn …

Recap on Tap: The Clone Wars Seasons 1 & 2

January 23rd, 2020


*To be read in the style of The Clone Wars intro narrator*

Cat-Lemur People! Scottish accent attempts! Angels from the moons of Iego! Upside down …

Ep 26: The Rise of Skylo

January 14th, 2020


NEW DECADE WHO DIS? Honestly, who would have thought we would survive 2019? Like, not just this podcast, but all of us?

A good question… for another …

Ep 25: The Rise of Skywalker: Full Spoilers

December 31st, 2019


Happy New Year’s Eve! So we went to the theater a while back and saw a new movie - maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s a little indie flick called Star …

Ep 24: Meesa Venisa

December 17th, 2019


Laura does bad impressions/accents and Alyce is feeling a little icky but the show must go on!

Anyone else starting to feel like you’ve seen most of The Rise of Skywalker already with all these TV spots? To avoid a …

Ep 23: 2 Frozen 2 Furious

December 3rd, 2019


So time is still weird and you’re still ahead of us and we’re behind, but we’re all gonna be dead soon anyway so it doesn’t even matter! In episode 23, hosts Alyce and Laura catch up* on all that sweet Rise of Skywalker …

Double Shot Bonus: Maul in Rebels with Blue Bantha Milk Co.

November 19th, 2019


Q: What’s better than one bonus? 

A: A second bonus! 

Too bad we’re not talking about money. Just Force Toast content for your eager ears. In this Double Shot Bonus episode, hosts Alyce and Laura sit down with Mat from …

Double Shot Bonus: A Ship Ton of Trailer Fun with Jammed Transmissions

November 19th, 2019


OK FIRST THING: We use the planet names Parnassus and Passanna interchangeably in this episode. Not because it’s right, but because we’re dumb. And by we, of course we mean Alyce and Laura. Pete and Josh are smart. …

Ep 22: Battle of the Buzzers

November 5th, 2019


Shimmy on down, Skywalkers!

We’re cutting the bullsh!t because we have A LOT to get to this week! You may have heard us preparing for a trivia …

Ep 21: Pump Pump Done

October 22nd, 2019


Ew, what’s this? A Star Wars podcast? Um, actually we just got back from Los Angeles so this is a podcast about acai bowls now.

In Episode 21, hosts Alyce and Laura get everyone up to speed* on what happened in LA …

Ep 20: All You Need is Log

October 8th, 2019


We pledge allegiance to the Toast! 

We are 20 episodes old! That’s crazy. We honestly thought all of us would be dead by now.

But since we’re all still …

Ep 19: Balls to the Wall with Weird

September 24th, 2019


Force Toast: your source for important topics like, What Cats: The Musical and Kylo Ren Have in Common, and Is Star Wars Actually Catholic As F-ck?

Ep 18: May the Spires Bleep You

September 10th, 2019


Bright Suns, nerds!

Hosts Alyce and Laura have to correct* literally everything they said in Episode 17, but then it’s onward and up the Spire to what’s in the news and what we’re reading! First up, some final thoughts …

Ep 17: Mrs Kenobi If You're Nasty

August 27th, 2019


Ask and you shall receive! After weeks of nothing new (besides books), D23 certainly delivered. Hosts Alyce and Laura are diving into* the Kenobi series announcement, The Mandalorian trailer, the timeline revealed at …

Ep 16: The Trooper Tuck

August 13th, 2019



Have you heard? Force Toast is re-branding. This is now a Billy Madison/Cats on Broadway podcast. And we’re renaming our show “And Others: A ‘Just Search Star Wars’ Podcast.”

None of that is true. Except …

Ep 15: Alphabet Squadron: Baby Got Björk

July 30th, 2019


It’s “Top Gun” in Space! There’s even a thirsty beach volleyball scene for all of you Tom Cruise stans.

Not really. Tom Cruise isn’t in this book.

Ep 14: From a Slurtain Point of View

July 16th, 2019


It's a Force Toast Sleepover! Put on your big girl panties, slap a Korean moisturizing mask on your face and try not to suck at Battlefront II. This is Episode 14 and hosts Alyce and Laura are here* to get you caught up …

Ep 13: Star Wars Heart On

July 2nd, 2019


Everything is back asswards because this is Episode 13 and recording sessions have been out of order and now the future is in the past and what is even happening?

Confused? Try being wine drunk and having to figure this …

Ep 12: Ice Balls and Joysticks

June 18th, 2019


Planet Earth. Only a small speck in a vast galaxy, but one that is home to a vast array of climates, landscapes and habitats for a seemingly endless …

Ep 11: A Sporkful of Dooku

June 4th, 2019


Not sure who asked Lucasfilm for all of this prequel-adjacent storytelling but we are HERE FOR IT. Hosts Alyce and Laura discuss* the opening of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland, meet the characters that put the …

Ep 10: Palps & Prophecies and Master & Apprentice

May 21st, 2019


Win, lose, draw, draw, draw, draw, and around and around we go! Hosts Alyce and Laura catch up* on what’s to come in The Journey To The Rise of Skywalker, how they’re both allegedly dead now since they’re over age 30, …

Ep 9: From No News to Listener Qs

May 7th, 2019


It's an ode to our listeners! Slow news week be damned! This week hosts Alyce and Laura took* YOUR listener emails, tweets, DMs and voicemails and turned them into an entire podcast episode.

We asked for your thoughts …

Double Shot Bonus: Ep 9 Teaser with BB8 Radio

April 30th, 2019


It's an extra happy Happy Hour in the Force Toast cantina when hosts Alyce and Laura are joined* by Tiffany and Sarah, hosts of the new Star Wars podcast, BB8 Radio.

We go deep AF into the teaser for The Rise of …

Ep 8: Boop Boop and The Dead Fish - A SWCC Recap

April 23rd, 2019


Missing Chicago? Come back! We miss you! No? Fine. Anyway, ditch those Post-Celebration Blues and join hosts Alyce and Laura to relive* the highlights of our dearly departed Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

Not gonna lie, …

Ep 7: Say Yes to the Snoke Dress

April 2nd, 2019


Doth thine ears deceive you? Nope, that's just the sound of ice clinking throughout basically the entire episode. Not sorry. Hosts Alyce and Laura discuss* what's in the pipeline for Star Wars publishing including Black …

Half Shot Minisode: McCormick Place

March 26th, 2019


Baby's first minisode! Laura spent part of this past weekend scoping out the West Building at McCormick Place (home to Star Wars Celebration Chicago April 11-15), and has some insights to share!

Hosts Alyce and Laura …

Ep 6: Of Padmé and Porgs

March 19th, 2019


Hosts Alyce and Laura give* a brief update on what's in the news and discuss the forthcoming Rey/Aladdin crossover! JK! Not really. But they discuss …

Ep 5: Teatime with Jabba le Hutt

March 5th, 2019


Honorary Team Fireball is here to teach* you how to say say 'Jabba the Hutt' in french and other life skills. We check out some of the announcements about Galaxy's Edge, Star Wars Celebration and lightsabering becoming …

Ep 4: Bed, Bath & Booster Seat Backpacks

February 19th, 2019


Panels are parties, parties are pizza, pizza is UNLIMITED power, let’s go! Star Wars Celebration Chicago is just around the corner and we are getting PUMPED! We’re talking* panels, after-parties, what to bring, general …

Ep 3: Sweating to Alphabet Squadron

February 5th, 2019


Alyce and Laura spend some time catching up on what to expect in the Star Wars universe in 2019. The wine-infused discussion* includes some predictions about the still-untitled Episode 9, what we know so far about The …

Ep 2: Caravan of Crazy (Podcast Prequel)

February 5th, 2019


In this Podcast Prequel of Force Toast*, we popped some bubbly and watched the Star War that started it all for Alyce -- Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure! We ask important questions like, are Ewoks sexist? Is …

Ep 1: SD Comic Con 2018 (Podcast Prequel)

February 5th, 2019


San Diego Comic Con 2018 took place July 19-22 and we recorded this episode* on July 23 to bring you all the news that is now old news. The con …

Ep 0: New Year, New Show

February 5th, 2019


In this prologue* of the Force Toast Podcast, we pop some Skywalker Vineyards vino and take our first steps into a larger world! We introduce …

Force Toast Blooper Reel 1

February 3rd, 2019


We saved our favorite teaser for last! We hope you have enjoyed all of the clips we've released over the last week or so. We can't wait to get our …

CLIP: #CloneWarsSaved

February 1st, 2019


CLIP: Force Toast’s Episode 1 is a “Podcast Prequel,” in which Laura and Alyce discuss the The Clone Wars panel that took place at San Diego Comic …

CLIP: Here lies Star Wars

January 30th, 2019


Dearly beloved: In this clip from Episode 0 of Force Toast, Alyce and Laura mourn the untimely death of Star Wars. Despite all the new content coming down the pipeline - live action TV shows, animation series, all the …

CLIP: Caravan of Crazy

January 28th, 2019


In this clip from Podcast Prequel 2, Alyce and Laura have too much wine and go on a drunken Ewok Adventure in their recap of Caravan of Courage. Feather hats, giant spider puppets, Wicket is BAMF, and Mace Towani sucks. …

CLIP: Star Wars canon novels

January 27th, 2019


In this clip from Podcast Prequel 1, Alyce and Laura discuss their favorite Claudia Gray Star Wars canon novels during their recap of SDCC 2018. Full …

Promo - Welcome to Force Toast

January 25th, 2019


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