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Pod Wars is a podcast that dissects Star Wars, Marvel, and geeky media, while introducing you to created works that interest us.
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Avengers Endgame and Red Dead Redemption Animator Josh Lange

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Wonder Woman 1984
This week the boys talk about wonder woman 1984 and continue talking about King in Black for comic of the week
January 19, 2021
The God of the Void is Here!
Disney has come through, and Disney+ will soon be worth the monthly subscription even when Mando is done. In this podcast, Gary and Justus spend time talking, breaking down all the announced Star Wars, and Marvel Disney+ shows. This is a huge comic of the week for us. God has come! Podwars has been following the Venom run written by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman since 2018. King in Black #1 was released. Knull has arrived at Earth. We break down the importance of Knull and all the major events that happened in the comic.  Twitter: @podwarspodcast  Gmail:
January 12, 2021
HOLY S#*T IT'S LUKE!! Mando season finale
SPOILERS!!! This episode the boys break down the last three episodes of the Mandalorian and talk about the crazy ending Twitter: @PodWarsPodcast gmail:
January 5, 2021
Podcast Interview: Director and former Pixar animator Neth Nom
In this episode, Gary and Justus interviewed former Pixar animator Neth Nom. We talk about all the properties he worked including Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Monsters University and many more. We also talk about his role as a director for the animation called Sonder. We had a fun time discussing he adventures working with VR/AR and gaming. Lastly, we spend time on how his roles has further art and where he sees new technology enhancing animation.  
December 29, 2020
Droids, Droids, and more Droids: Part 1 Collab with ConverSWations
How have droids changed since 1977: From comedic relief & societal commentary to the reflection of the human condition? This is just one of the many questions Gary, Justus, Pat, and Charles try to answer as we embark on the beginning of our Red5 missions episode. Justus plays the devil's advocate as we talk all things droids. From classification of droids in Star Wars, to droids using the force, to determining sentience listen to part one of our hilariously fun conversation about droids.  Twitter: @swations & @podwarspodcast  Email:
December 22, 2020
Star Wars Creature Developer and Digital Artist Tim Naylor
NAKED YODA! Yes that is an actual topic in this episode. If you are a fan of Industrial Light and Magic then look no further because we have an awesome interview ready for you. The boys interviewed former ILM staff member Tim Naylor. He has worked on famous properties such as Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, Pirates of Caribbean: The Black Pearl and Dead Man's Chest, and Transformers.  From hearing stories about Yoda wardrobe malfunctions to Obi-wan using his lightsaber to light his cigarette, we had a blast as Tim shares behind the scenes experiences of how these movies came together.  Twitter: @podwarspodcast Email:
December 15, 2020
Avatar the Last Airbender: Toph Voice Actress Jessie Flower
AVATAR the last Airbender voice actress Jessie Flower discusses her role as the Earth bender Toph!!! Twitter @PodWarsPodcast gmail
December 8, 2020
He has a name! Mando ch. 12/13
SPICY SPOILERS ahead!!!! The boys talk about The Mandalorian Chapters 12 and 13, and explain all the new characters, unanswered questions, and many spicy theories for what to expect. Twitter: @PodWarsPodcast gmail:
December 1, 2020
Is Kylo Hot?? And various Rat Tails Ft. Marvel Netflix Hair Stylist Pamela May
Is Kylo Hot? Are Rat Tails a good look? Is Thor wearing a wig?? All this and more in this episode feating Marvel Netflix Hair Department Head Pamela May.  Pamela describes her role in character creation, and discusses some of the famous hairstyles in geeky media. Leave a 5 star Review and let us know your thoughts on Kylo Ren's man flow twitter: @PodWarsPodcast gmail:
November 24, 2020
Naughty Toddlers and Possible Cults
This week Gary and Justus dive back into the amazing series of the Mandalorian. We have a ton of fun breaking down and discussing episodes two and three. We talk controversies and speculate what is to come in the next episode. We round out the show with our famous comic of the week where Justus breaks down the recently released Darth Vader #7.  Twitter: @podwarspodcast Email:
November 17, 2020
Palpatine is the good guy? feat. Philosophy professor Dr. David Kyle Johnson
Are the Jedi Evil? Is Palpatine morally right? Is a quote from Rose the most important moment from Star Wars??? The boys have their minds blown as they discuss the moral questions behind Star Wars with King's College Philosophy professor Dr. David Kyle Johnson. Twitter: @PodWarsPodcast gmail:
November 10, 2020
Krayt Dragons and Force Lightning
This week Gary and Justus return to a more casual format. We start off with a hilarious Twitter tidbits and talk some nerdy nuggets.  The main portion of the episode is us having a great time breaking down the most recent episode of The Mandalorian! We round out the episode with a comic of the week where we discuss Darth Vader's most recent conundrum and the introduction of a new assassin in Star Wars: Darth Vader #6  written by Greg Pak and drawn by Raffaele Ienco .  Twitter: @podwarspodcast  Email:
November 3, 2020
Podcast Interview: Writer and former Imagineer Jason Surrell
Have you ever wondered how Disney or Universal rides and attractions are made? Listen as Gary and Justus interview Jason Surrell! Jason has created rides for both Disney and Universal.  He has pitched and created content to both George Lucas and Kevin Feige.  He has also written many book on the creation of the rides to the films. Some of the rides/attractions he has helped create include Star Tours, Star Wars weekends, The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow starring Johnny Depp, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, and enhancements to Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion. His written works include The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies, Screenplay by Disney: Tips and Techniques to Bring Magic to Your Moviemaking, Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies,  Disney Mountains: Imagineering at Its Peak and The Art of Marvel’s The Avengers.  Twitter:  @podwarspodcast  Gmail:
October 27, 2020
So Padme, why did you choose Anakin? Feat. Comic Books Couples Counseling
The "Comic Books Couples Counseling" podcast joins Pod Wars to help perform a counseling session for Anakin and Padme!  We use the enneagram to dissect the personality traits of these characters, allowing us to look at everything course, rough, and irritating with their relationship.  Expect plenty of sand, dead younglings, and aggressive negotiations You can find Brad and Lisa on all podcasting apps and send your words of affirmation to them @MouthDork, @sidewalksiren and @CBCCPodcast on twitter As always you can find us @PodWarsPodcast on Twitter or email us at
October 20, 2020
Podcast Interview: Marvel's Netflix Makeup Artist Sarit Klein
This week Gary and Justus interview lead makeup artist Sarit Klein. We talk makeup, blood, scars, bruises, tattoos, facial hair, glitz and glam. This is a perfect podcast to learn more about the collaboration process when making a show. We dive deep into the development of different characters and visual aesthetics for the Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and The Defenders.  We chat about the give and take of using practical effects vs cgi and how makeup tells a story. We also talk about zombies and vampires. Twitter: @podwarspodcast  email:
October 13, 2020
Boba Fett Actor and Avengers Animator Mark Austin
The man behind the mask of BOBA FETT in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Special Edition, Mark Austin, chats with the guys about mask acting,  the iconic armor, and his illustrious career (oh yeah he has also animated a little known film..... THE AVENGERS!!!). Where can you find us? Twitter:  @PodWarsPodcast gmail:
October 6, 2020
Mando, Wandavison, and Xbox indecision
In this weeks episode Gary and Justus discuss and speculate about our favorite moments from the Mandalorian season 2 trailer and Wandavision. The boys also catch up some awesome nerdy nuggets and talk about more High Republic. The episode ends on a banger, examining the recent Star Wars #6 by Charles Soule. Twitter: @podwarspodcast Gmail:
September 29, 2020
Avengers Endgame and Red Dead Redemption Animator Josh Lange
Avengers, X-Men, Red Dead Redemption, TMNT!!! These are just some of the well known properties featuring the work of animator Josh Lange.  Listen to him discuss the differences between animation for blockbuster movies and AAA games, as well as share his opinions on the sequel trilogy Twitter: @PodWarsPodcast gmail: Where to find Josh: twitter-@ArtOfJoshLange, Facebook/Youtube ArtOfJoshLange, www.  
September 22, 2020
Darth Jar Jar and Nerdy Conspiracies
Is Jar Jar a sith? Is the Clone Wars series just republic propaganda? Was Luke dead during all of The Last Jedi? Find answers to some of the best (and the worst) conspiracies within the Star Wars Universe.  Plus an all new COMIC OF THE WEEK!!! Twitter: @Podwarspodcast gmail:
September 15, 2020
Grab your pumpkin lattes for this celebration! Justus, Gary, and Evan throw on a variety show of trivia, YouTube reactions, and reminisce on their favorite moments in Pod Wars history. Thanks to each and everyone of you who have supported the Pod Nation!
September 8, 2020
PodWars Interview: AVENGERS Stunt Performer Jennifer Badger
AVENGERS Endgame, Infinity War, The Walking Dead, Watchmen, these are just a few of the productions featuring Stunt Performer Jennifer Badger.  Jennifer has played 3 different Marvel heroines, while filming up to 6 different MCU productions.  Listen to her discuss Marvel heroines, stunt coordinating, and how she got set on fire! Twitter: @PodWarsPodcast gmail:
August 31, 2020
Enter the DC Fandome
This week Gary and Justus are switching it up! We did a deep dive into the newly released DC Fandome content. In this podcast, we break down the new movie trailers, video games, and tv shows. We talk about some fan theories and what we expect from our initial reactions after watching the trailers.  Will Robert Pattison be a great Batman? Can James Gunn deliver us a good Suicide Squad movie?  Is this finally the time that the DCEU reigns supreme? Listen as discuss all things DC. We talk about some fan theories and we end the pod with a spoiler free comic review of the Court of Owls Batman story line.  Twitter: @podwarspodcast  Email:
August 25, 2020
Blow it out your plot hole
This weeks episode Gary and Justus introduce a new segment we are calling Pod Wars Plot Holes. Listen as we discuss two plot points in Star Wars and determine if there is any legitimacy to it being a "Plot hole". We also have our usual shout outs and round up an all things nerdy. We end the pod with Justus giving a comic review on the recently released Giant sized X-men: Magneto comic. You can find us online @podwarspodcast or email us at if you have have any questions. 
August 23, 2020
Force Sensitive Babies and Other Parenting Tips
This week Gary and Justus have some exciting announcements regarding new interviews! We take another crack at answering some Star Wars "Plot Holes" by tackling the concept of how Leia knew her mother and why Vader does not recognize C3PO. The boys also have fun discussing other nerdy pop culture news. Last but not least, we end the episode with a comic of the week. You can find us online @podwarspodcast or email us at if you have have any questions.
August 18, 2020
COMIC CLIFFNOTES Pt. 2: Vader Run by Charles Soule
Our second Vader comic breakdown!!!! This week Gary and Justus team up with Dave and Liv again for part two of their comic cliffnotes series. In this episode they break down the various story arcs for the Charles Soule Vader series, as well as provide analysis of how this series shapes the early life of this brutally awesome character.  Twitter:@PodWarsPodcast gmail: Follow Pizza and Parsecs on twitter @PizzaAndParsecs  
August 10, 2020
PodWars Interview: Hollywood Stuntman Chris Leps
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, 24, The Walking Dead, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, these are just some of the projects featuring the work of Hollywood stunt performer Chris Leps.  Listen to him discuss his favorite stunts, nailing the Captain Jack Sparrow bravado, and saving a stunt cream puff.  As always the guys also ask him about Star Wars, Marvel, and some of his favorite forms of media.  How to get in touch with us- Twitter: @PodWarsPodcast gmail:
August 3, 2020
COMIC CLIFFNOTES Pt. 1: Vader Run by Kieron Gillen
Vader comic breakdown!!!! This week Gary and Justus team up with Dave and Liv for part one of their comic cliffnotes series. In this episode they break down the various story arcs for the Kieron GIllen Vader series, as well as provide analysis of how this series shapes their view of this immense character.  COMING SOON: part two where we discuss the Charles Soule Vader run and compare the different depictions of Vader provided by Soule and Gillen. Twitter:@PodWarsPodcast gmail: Follow Pizza and Parsecs on twitter @PizzaAndParsecs 
July 27, 2020
PodWars Interview: The Force Awakens Animator Jack Geckler
STAR WARS: The Force Awakens, Thor: Ragnarok, Frozen 2, How to Train Your Dragon.  These are just a few of the blockbuster movies that portray the work of animator Jack Geckler.  This week the boys talk with him about epic Tie Fighter shots, what it's like making a Star Wars Movie, and why Nicolas Cage is a National Treasure.   
July 13, 2020
Star Wars Independence, Thor and Iconic Music
In honor of Fourth of July,  Gary and Justus discuss the glorious battle of Endor that enabled the republic to defeat the villainous Empire. The boys also talk about the seventh episode in the mando gallery documentary which focuses on the amazing score. To round out the podcast, Justus describes the latest Thor comic issue number 5. You can find us online @podwarspodcast or email us at if you have have any questions.
July 6, 2020
Funko POP, Batman, & VR Spider-Man
Gary, Evan, and Justus cover all the bases this week. Listen to see if you are featured in this week's Twitter shout outs! And catch our Nerdy Nuggets segment where we bring pop culture news and a story about a man who got a divorce due to his love for Funko Pops. The guys dive deeper into the Star Wars Squadrons videogame and The Mandalorian documentary, and Justus brings some new material for Comic of the Week! To be featured in Twitter tidbits @ us at or email us at
June 28, 2020
PodWars Interview: Sound Designer Ric Viers
Halo, Call of Duty, Star Wars! These are just some of the big names that utilize the talents of sound effects producer Ric Viers.  If you love videogames, movies, and t.v. shows, you have probably already heard  some of his work.  Ric tells the boys stories about working with Eminem, creating sound effects for The Rise Of Skywalker trailer, and capturing the perfect fart noise.   You can connect with Ric here: And thanks to for the sound effects included in this episode! Get in touch with the boys: Twitter: @PodWarsPodcast gmail:
June 22, 2020
Nosebleeds, Anime, and Star Wars Squadrons
Justus and Gary are back with more Twitter Tidbits, Nerdy Nuggets, and a DC favorite for COMIC OF THE WEEK.  Listen to the guys discuss upcoming Star Wars and Spiderman videogames, as well as the best and worst in the world of Anime. How to get in touch: Twitter: @PodWarsPodcast gmail:
June 15, 2020
Mando and His Babyteeth
This week Evan, Gary, and Justus discuss episode 4 of the Mando Documentary. Listen as we talk about how Star Wars has advanced technology while filming the Mandalorian. The boys enjoy story time as Justus breaks down volume two of Babyteeth. Lastly, the episode ends on a more serious note where we discuss some important life events and give shout outs to amazing black writers and artists who are adding to the fandoms we love. Below are links to podcasts, places to donate, and the articles mentioned in the podcast. Please check them out if you would like more information. Podcasts: and donate here: and Articles: and Vote for us at and get in touch through your favorite means Gmail: Twitter: @PodWarsPodcast
June 8, 2020
Charlie Sheen's Fantasy
We're using this sound bite from our interview with Matt Busch to enter into a chance to win some sweet podcasting gear from RODE Microphones!  PLEASE VOTE for us using the link below
June 4, 2020
Old Ladies and Jedi Fallen Order
JEDI FALLEN ORDER story breakdown and analysis! This week Justus takes comics from a nice old lady, Evan can't get over Sam Raimi Spiderman, and Gary complains about getting wrecked by bosses from Jedi Fallen Order.  Also the introduction of our NERDY NUGGETS segment, as well as more TWITTER TIDBITS. Get in touch with us through your favorite means Gmail: Twitter: @PodWarsPodcast
June 1, 2020
PodWars Interview: Star Wars Illustrator Matt Busch
Pod Wars EXCLUSIVE!!! On this episode we interview Star Wars Illustrator Matt Busch.  We learn about his various works for George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Charlie Sheen (spicy story alert), and Star Wars Celebration.  The boys also learn more about Matt's upcoming movie Aladdin 3477, and the process of filmmaking. Check out Matt's work at and Send in your thoughts, love, and questions to the guys: twitter- @PodWarsPodcast Email-
May 25, 2020
Darth Maul and California Rolls
Gary compares Avatar the Last Airbender to California rolls, Evan defends Spider-Man 3, and Justus brings a new Comic of the Week. Join us as we do some Twitter shout outs, video game news, and talk about the Clone Wars finale. The boys also release exciting news about an exclusive POD WARS interviewing coming out next week! Get in touch with us on Twitter: @PodWarsPodcast email your thoughts and questions:
May 18, 2020
Demon Children and Mother's day
Ahsoka, Darth Maul, and video game customization below the belt, all this and more is covered in the latest episode of Pod Wars!!!
May 11, 2020
Scooby Doo and the Wizarding World of Star Wars
In this weeks episode Evan, Gary, and Justus talk about a wide range of nerdy content. We give an update on all the latest pop culture news and pick up where we left off by discussing two more episodes of the hot TV show: Star Wars Clone Wars. We also become wizards as we dive into yet another huge fandom that is Harry Potter and talk about our favorite parts of the Wizarding World. Lastly, can one of the most beloved childhood TV shows have too many iterations?  Let your imagination run wild, as Justus reviews the wacky and bizarre DC comic Scooby Doo Apocalypse.   
April 26, 2020
Toss a Coin to Your Podcast
COVID-19 CLICKBAIT...Just kidding guys, in this episode Justus and Gary share some nerdy nuggets and breakdown "The Witcher." Enjoy a fun episode including news about John Krasinki joining the MCU, Ice cream men, and some Rick and Morty in your favorite segment COMIC OF THE WEEK.
April 17, 2020
What To Do During Coronavirus
Evan, Gary, and Justus share what they have been doing to stay sane during quarantine. We talk about the new controller coming out with PlayStation 5, Evan's at home experience watching Rise of Skywalker, Tweets that Justus is receiving from big-time creators, and Clone Wars. Hang around until the end to hear about the Indie comics Justus has been reading in this week's COMIC OF THE WEEK!
April 8, 2020
3 Dudes Go Insane During Coronavirus
Justus, Gary, and Evan get together to discuss the possibility of Christian Bale playing live action SpongeBob... Gary shares what he is doing to stay entertained during quarantine, Justus shares news about the new THOR movie and Star Wars comics, and Evan shares his thoughts on the new Clone Wars.
March 30, 2020
Palpatine Was a Clone!
Gary, Justus, and Evan get together to talk more on Robert Patterson as Batman and the new BatMobile. Justus shares his hope for John Krasinski and Emily Blunt acting in the new Fantastic Four, and we finally get to talk about the final season of The Clone Wars!
March 18, 2020
Justus Meets Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman at C2E2
Justus tells the boys about his experience at C2E2 meeting two of today's best comic book writers - Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman. He shares about the exclusive panel he was a part of and gives insider news about future Marvel projects.
March 10, 2020
Original Rise of Skywalker Script LEAKED
Justus, Gary, and Evan have a lot to talk about in this bombad episode of Pod Wars. Justus shares about the time he met Rob (the comic book writer for DEADPOOL) and the current conflict between him and Marvel. The guys also breakdown the original episode 9 script that was leaked. Surprisingly it didn't include Palpatine and introduced a new vampire force power... so maybe the movie we got was for the best... you can judge for yourself. More breaking news including the multiverse madness and the return of director Sam Raimi to the MCU. AND we talk about the new THOR comic in this week's COMIC OF THE WEEK!
February 26, 2020
Birds of Prey Review, New Batman Movie, & Kylo Ren Comic
Gary and Justus talk about Robert Patterson as the new Batman in the movie reboot and have a hard time envisioning him as Batman after the terrible Twilight films. Gary can't sleep at night because of Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, and Justus gives a review of The Birds of Prey film and the latest Kylo Ren comic!
February 18, 2020
Disney+ Customer Service Is Not Magical
Your favorite Star Wars nerds talk about new Star Wars comics, their predictions for season 7 of The Clone Wars, and Evan's not-so-magical experience with Disney+ customer service.
February 6, 2020
Project Luminous, New POKEMON, and Obi-Wan Drama
Evan, Justus, and Gary talk about the announcements on Disney's "Project Luminous" and Pokemon's new video games. We also cover the latest news surrounding the Obi-Wan TV show and finish off the episode with a Thor comic.
January 28, 2020
Knights of Ren Comic & Mando Season 2 Predictions
Evan, Gary, and Justus are still pointing out a couple things that could've been done better in The Rise of Skywalker. We quickly get over ourselves and move on to talking about The Mandalorian: Season 2 and The Knights of Ren Comic.
January 22, 2020
The Rise of Skywalker Review #3
The boys are back together and they're talking all things plot hole. Justus brings up more Twitter drama with John Big-Boy Yega, Gary explains why force healing was a great new force power, and Evan wonders why Anakin's lightsaber called out to Rey in The Force Awakens. All this and more on this week's episode of POD WARS!
January 14, 2020
Evan and Justus talk about the season finale of The Mandalorian. Also, Evan shares his initial thoughts about The Rise of Skywalker.
January 8, 2020
The Rise of Skywalker Review #2
HAPPY NEW YEAR!Justus, Gary, and guest host: Steve talk about the big questions that TROS leaves us with. They rate the humor, share more of their favorite moments, question how Finn can breathe in space, and explain how a new Skywalker rises...
January 1, 2020
The Rise of Skywalker Review #1
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEADJustus, Gary, and Steve share their initial reactions after their first viewing of TROS. In the first part of this film a lot happens and the guys talk about what they liked about the pacing and what they didn't like. There's new force powers, love triangles (or pentagons), and loads of new characters. Steve makes sure to point out how the movie pays homage to the prequels and pays respect to the Skywalker saga. Gary and Justus have differing opinions on The Knights of Ren, but come together around their disdain for Captain Phasma. 
December 27, 2019
Our Spoiler Free Review of The Rise of Skywalker
In the podcast Justus, Gary, and Steve discuss their raw emotions, feelings, and thoughts immediately after seeing The Rise of Skywalker. We also discuss the recently released comic Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #1 by Charles Soule. This comic is chock-full of spicy nuggets that will not only help shed light on some unanswered questions from TLJ, but will enhance your Rise of Skywalker movie experience. 
December 21, 2019
Star Wars Episode 9: Our Final Predictions
This saga means so much to all of us, and after lots of anticipation and expectation we are getting the final chapter in the Skywalker story. Justus, Gary, and Evan talk about what they think will happen and what they don't want to happen. What will be the big reveal? A new chosen one? Emperor Palpatine's redemption? Or maybe Rey's parents? Then, we finish off this week's episode by breaking down The Mandalorian: Chapter 6. All this and more on this week's episode of POD WARS!
December 17, 2019
John "Big-Boy" Yega: His Thoughts About The Last Jedi
This week we catch up on Twitter drama revolving around The Last Jedi that was sparked by John Boyega and J.J. Abrams. Justus catches us up on Absolute Carnage during COMIC OF THE WEEK, and we end the episode by talking about episode 5 of the Mandalorian.
December 12, 2019
Since the last time we met two episodes of The Mandalorian have been released. We share our favorite moments from the epic Chapter 3, and dive into some new characters that are introduced in Chapter 4. We are still loving the progression of this show and make some predictions on how it will continue.
December 3, 2019
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Part 2)
Well the guys wrap up this wacky ride... Maybe you agree with our opinions of TLJ and maybe you don't. Share your thoughts about the movie on Twitter to @podwarspodcast and the guys will make sure to get back to you! Have a great week and may the force be with you!Twitter: Song: "Cantina Band" by Galactic Empire
November 26, 2019
The Mandalorian was debuted with the release of Disney Plus, and made it's debut as the first live-action television series in the Star Wars Universe. The guys only have good things to say about this epic tale and dive into all their favorite moments from the first two episodes. WARNING: Spoilers Ahead
November 18, 2019
Star Wars Ep VIII: The Last Jedi (Part 1)
Evan, Justus, and Gary talk about the most divisive Star Wars movie in history and recount their first time viewing the piece. The boys talk about the things they've come to appreciate about the movie and the problems they still have with it. Evan shares information found in the full length documentary about the making of the film, Gary points out the terrible pacing of the movie, and Justus speaks on his love for Porgs.
November 12, 2019
Everyone is Naked and a Jerk
In this episode of POD WARS Gary and Justus bring you geeky updates. They cover the Mandalorian, the Witcher, Jedi Fallen Order, and the latest Pokémon game. Justus also gives an extra special COMIC OF THE WEEK describing the latest absolute carnage.
November 6, 2019
ACE Comic Con / Final Star Wars Trailer
We talk about our experience at ACE Comic Con / the Norman Reedus panel and breakdown the final Star Wars Ep. 9 trailer.
October 28, 2019
Star Wars Episode #30
This week Evan and Gary share what they would do if they directed the Prequel and Sequel trilogy. We end with how we would write the ending for the series and give our current theories for episode 9.
October 21, 2019
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Part 2)
Justus, Gary, and Evan wrap up a movie that is full of Star Wars throw-backs and the feels. We talk about Starkiller base, Han and Leia’s reunion, brainstorm future podcast names, and share what our expectations were for The Last Jedi after seeing TFA. Also stick around until the end for an extra long, extra spicy COMIC OF THE WEEK with Justus!
October 13, 2019
JOKER Movie Review
Gary and Justus sit down with Evan to tell him about their experience viewing JOKER. The guys also talk about recent Spider-Man and Comic-Con news.
October 7, 2019
Captain America: Civil War COMIC vs MOVIE
Justus and Gary walk through the original comic book material for Civil War and point out where the movies got it right and where they differ.
September 30, 2019
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Part 1)
We finally bring our run down of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Gary, Justus, and Evan are back together in the studio to talk about the new love and fresh view they have of TFA after their recent viewing. We relive our introductions to Rey, Poe, and Finn and try to remember back to what it was like seeing the movie in theatres after 10 empty years from Lucasfilm. Gary shares his love for Kylo, Justus is finally able to admit TFA is better than The Last Jedi, and Evan gets everyone off topic. Hope you enjoy this POD WARS breakdown of Episode VII!
September 21, 2019
"Blind People Rule!" Our Favorite Jedi
Evan and Gary discuss their favorite parts of Star Wars - everything from Jedi, Sith, and random characters! Hear more about our girl Maz and why Kanan doesn't need functioning eye-balls to be cool. Also included in this week's episode are some shout-outs to new listeners!
September 15, 2019
Every Star Wars Trailer Breakdown
Ghrae returns to the Pod Wars Studio to discuss every Star Wars trailer with Gary and Justus.
September 2, 2019
D23 Expo, New Star Wars Trailer, & Spider-Man Leaves Marvel
Join Evan, Justus, and Gary for a show packed with extra power converters! Tons of new TV shows coming to Disney+ were announced at the D23 Expo: She Hulk, The Mandalorian, Superior Spider-Man cartoon, Wanda/Vision, Winter Soldier/Falcon, and Obi-Wan Kenobi show! You get to experience our first time watching the latest Star Wars Ep. 9 Trailer, and we go over the Sony/Marvel debacle and the repercussions that will come if Spider-Man is not in the MCU.
August 27, 2019
Justus Meets Joe Russo!
This week Justus, Gary, and Evan are back together to catch up on their favorite comics and to hear Justus' incredible encounter with Joe Russo (Director of Avengers: Endgame)! Also thanks to guest host - Ghrae - for stopping by the Pod Wars Studio to be a part of the show!
August 21, 2019
Toy Story 4, Lego Star Wars, & 90's Music
Matt joins me in the studio as we talk about nostalgic movies, video games, and music from the good ole days. 
July 29, 2019
Marble Hornets: Origin of Slenderman
This week Matt and I talk about a YouTube series that doesn't get the credit it deserves for creating the fictional character known as "Slenderman". Marble Hornets is a chilling documentary style series about the disappearance of amateur filmmaker - Alex, who was being followed by a mysterious, tall figure and eventually goes insane from it. Although, the series is not a graphic horror film, the creators use simple techniques and smart filming to leave the viewer in suspense and send chills down their spine. Hopefully our breakdown will give you more insight to this YouTube masterpiece and leave you a little creeped out.
July 15, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home & MKE Comic Con
This week the guys have a round table discussion about the latest Spider-Man film. We share how we felt about Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) as a refreshing new villain and the high and low points of this movie. If you haven't seen Far From Home yet you can enjoy the first 10 minutes of this episode as Justus and Gary talk about their experience at the Wisconsin Comic Convention!
July 8, 2019
Star Wars Trivial Pursuit
The guys sit down and play Star Wars Trivial Pursuit.
June 24, 2019
Dark Phoenix Movie Review
Gary and Justus describe the movie Dark Phoenix to Evan... this will be interesting.
June 17, 2019
Return of the Jedi (Part 2) SW #24
Evan, Justus, and Gary are back to wrap up their thoughts on Star Wars Ep. 6: Return of the Jedi. We talk about good Chewy moments, how we really feel about Ewoks, and some of the minor plot holes in the film. Also stick around for another Vader themed COMIC OF THE WEEK.
June 10, 2019
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Part 1) SW #23
The guys revisit the desert planet of Tatooine and talk about Death Star 2, Jabba the Hutt, Yoda being a jerk, creepy fanboys, and share their favorite moments from Return of the Jedi.
June 3, 2019
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu Review
Justus, Gary, and Evan try to describe this fun summer film. We include our favorite parts, our least favorite parts, and all the Easter Eggs we caught that other people may not have. Music: Gotta Catch ‘Em All by Tyler Carter and Josh Manuel feat. Jacky Vincent
May 23, 2019
The Clone Wars & The Mandalorian
There's still so much that the guys have not covered from Star Wars Celebration Chicago! So today Evan, Justus, and Gary talk about all that we learned from SWCC panels about the return of The Clone Wars and the brand new TV series coming out called The Mandalorian. We point out hidden things we noticed in the trailers and speculate what is to come for these shows. Justus also brings some new comics to talk about during this shows segment of COMIC OF THE WEEK.
May 15, 2019
Peter Mayhew Tribute & Comic Book Day Recap
We remember Peter Mayhew's life and his amazing portrayal of Chewbacca in the Star Wars films. Gary and Justus return from Free Comic Book Day with tips on how to get more free comics and updates on fresh new prints. Evan also shares his latest Kenobi film theory.
May 8, 2019
Avengers: Endgame
Justus, Gary, and Evan talk about their favorite moments from Avengers: End Game. WARNING: Spoilers within.
May 2, 2019
Star Wars Episode 9 Teaser Trailer SW #21
The guys talk about the Star Wars Episode 9 teaser trailer and set in stone their earliest predictions. Evan and Justus get into a heated debate on whether or not EP IX is a retcon, Parker continues to get roasted for his bad Yoda impression, and Gary shows his support for Reylo. All this and more on this episode of POD WARS!
April 22, 2019
Star Wars Celebration Chicago: Episode 9 Panel
Evan, Justus, and Parker return from Star Wars Celebration to share their experiences and memories with Gary. Justus tells us what it was like meeting Star Wars author Timothy Zahn and how SWC differs from other comic conventions. Parker and Evan share about hearing from actors at the Episode 9 panel and what it was like going to the first Star Wars Holiday Special panel ever held at a Celebration. Hear soundbites of J.J Abrams and Billy D. Williams, how Parker smuggled himself into the Episode 9 panel, and much more! We hope you enjoy this episode as the guys recount the excitement and electricity of Star Wars Celebration Chicago!
April 15, 2019
The Empire Strikes Back (Part 2) SW #19
Evan, Gary, and Justus close their discussion on The Empire Strikes Back by sharing their views on the Darth Vader/Luke battle, debating whether Yoda or Jar Jar is more annoying, and comparing Empire to The Last Jedi. We also revisit Cosmic Ghost Rider in this episode’s COMIC OF THE WEEK. Make sure to check in next week when Justus and Evan return from Star Wars Celebration Chicago to share the memories they made with Star Wars fans from across the globe!
April 9, 2019
The Empire Strikes Back (Part 1) SW #18
We have been chronologically reviewing every Star Wars film and have finally hit the gold mine: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Gary, Justus, and Evan talk about why this is the best Star Wars film ever created and debate whether it is wrong that Yoda and Obi-Wan continue to lie to Luke. Is Luke the last hope for the Jedi? Is Han more than a pretty boy? Is Leia the smartest/strongest person in the gang? MORE DARTH VADER!? We give you behind the scenes information about the ice monster on the planet Hoth, Mark Hamill’s terrible accident between the first two films, and revisit C3PO’s silver leg. Make sure to stick around until the end for another COMIC OF THE WEEK and much more!
April 2, 2019
C2E2, Family Guy Star Wars, & Marvel Announces New Carnage Comic
Our very own Justus reports on his findings at the Chicago Comic Con "C2E2". He gives his first hand account of the Marvel Comics panel and what it was like witnessing the reveal of the upcoming Carnage comic book series. We talk about Star Wars Celebration and our favorite parodies like Spaceballs and Family Guy Star Wars. This episode also features a special COMIC OF THE WEEK!Intermission Song: Cantina by Trinix
March 24, 2019
Captain Marvel Review
Justus and Gary give you the rundown on the latest Marvel movie Captain Marvel. With all the super hero films coming out it may be hard to keep up, but Gary and Justus do a great job explaining where and how this film fits so perfectly into the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU). They talk about the things they liked, the response the film is getting from fans, and make compelling predictions about Avengers: End Game.Outro Music: Death to the Peasants - The Colonnades
March 18, 2019
A New Hope (Part 2) SW #17
We continue our breakdown of this amazing Star Wars film. Is this the best Star Wars film ever? Or does it contain the same flaws as the prequels that "hardcore fans" like to point out? You'll want to hear Justus' opinion on the matter. Evan continues to learn new life lessons and Gary brings his knowledge of Star Wars memes.
March 7, 2019
A New Hope (Part 1) SW #16
FINALLY, we get to talk about this ICONIC film, and we bring you history and back story on its making. Join Evan, Gary, and Justus as they explore how the Mandela Effect changes how we view old Star Wars films, debate if Luke or Anakin is more whiney, and bring back the beloved COMIC OF THE WEEK. 
February 28, 2019
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared is a YouTube series that is made to look like a children’s puppet show full of life lessons, BUT this “kids TV show” has a deeper, darker meaning. Each episode seems to end on a random note of absurdity, when in reality the creators are trying to reveal the hard truths of Hollywood and kids television...
February 22, 2019
We talk about our favorite villains from the Marvel and DC universe. Of course we end up talking on Star Wars and debate if Kylo Ren is a good villain. 
February 12, 2019
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Part 2) SW #15
This week we're wrapping up our run down on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This episode also features the return of COMIC OF THE WEEK.
February 6, 2019
POD WARPED: Rick and Morty Worldview
On this installment of POD WARPED we’re traveling back to our second episode ever released!
January 29, 2019
Rogue One (Part 1) SW #14
On this Star Wars episode we talk about Rogue One, which in our opinion is one of the best Star Wars films made. With all the throwbacks to the original trilogy and references to the SW expanded universe this movie is hard not to love! In part one of our breakdown we describe our first experiences seeing the film and the impact character development has on good story telling. At the end of the episode we talk on some recent Star Wars Episode 9 drama. We hope you enjoy this Star Wars installment of POD WARS!
January 23, 2019
Music vs. Culture - Guest Host: Daniel Poppie
Has modern culture influenced the music being produced today? Is it good or bad or both for the industry? Dan and I talk about iconic bands from before the 2000s and debate whether or not current music stands out - in sound and message - from its predecessors. We also discuss the positive and negative affects the internet has made for artists.You can find Dan’s podcast “How to Write Good” on iTunes and Spreaker and by clicking this link
January 18, 2019
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
It comes as no surprise that this film just won a golden globe. Evan, Gary, and Justus deliver a full review on “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and explain why this is the best Spider-Man movie yet!
January 7, 2019
Star Wars Ep #13: SOLO Part 2
This week we're wrapping up our discussion on "SOLO: A Star Wars Story". There's much to love about this film, like the Millennium Falcon, the Kessel Run, and Lando. We also wrap up the episode explaining the repercussions The Last Jedi had on SOLO and the future of the Star Wars franchise. Join us for an hour of entertainment on POD WARS!
December 26, 2018
Star Wars Ep #12: SOLO Part 1
Han, Chewwy, and Lando gang up again for the origin of story of Han Solo! We discuss the performance of Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover as they play iconic Star Wars characters and talk about the enjoyable moments from this film.
December 18, 2018
Spongebob, Disney Plus, & Star Wars Battlefront 2
Disney has announced that their new online streaming service will be called "Disney Plus"; and along with it they've released a long list of new Marvel/Star Wars TV shows. And in the wake of the recent news of Stephen Hillenburg's death, we recollect on our favorite childhood show "SpongeBob SquarePants". We talk about all the current pop-culture news this week on POD WARS!
December 4, 2018
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
It's that time of the year again... When George Lucas and his followers try to forget about the meme that is The Star Wars Holiday Special. Released by CBS on November 17, 1978, the holiday special was a tale of Chewbacca trying to make it home in time to celebrate the Wookie holiday "Life Day". The TV special - aimed to bring in tons of revenue and excitement for the Star Wars franchise - turned into a major embarrassment after an hour and a half of monotonous television performed in a variety show setting. This piece of Star Wars history cannot be described in writing format, but a couple things you can expect when digging up this comedic treasure: SINGING Carrie Fisher, over 30 minutes of Wookie dialogue WITHOUT subtitles, and cringy skits that will legitimately scare you. So without further ado, Pod Wars presents The Star Wars Holiday Special.
November 27, 2018
Star Wars Ep #10 - Revenge of the Sith (Part 2)
This week we're wrapping up the discussion on one of our favorite Star Wars films - Revenge of the Sith. We talk about the sad betrayal of the Jedi, two of the most epic lightsaber battles of all time, Darth Vader's armor, and debate whether the Emperor is so powerful or the Jedi are so flawed.
November 21, 2018
Stan Lee Remembered
The late Stan Lee was the creator of many of our childhood heroes, such as Spider-Man, Thor, the Hulk, and the X-Men. On this episode we remember our favorite Stan Lee moments and the times we were personally stirred by his creations. We hope you join us for this special tribute episode.
November 14, 2018
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Part 1) - SW #9
Star Wars Episode III is undoubtedly the best Star Wars film out of the prequels, so we talk about reasons why we love the third installment. We revisit the Wookie home world of Kashyyyk and ask the question "What is the balance of the force?" COMIC OF THE WEEK and much, much more!
November 1, 2018
Spider-Man on PS4, GameCube Nostalgia, and Skate 2
Gary and Justus tell me about their favorite nostalgic video games such as Gears of War, Crash Bandicoot, and Halo 3. Gary and I argue that it's time for zombie video games to die, and Justus gives us a rundown of the new Spider-Man game. Also could this be our first explicit podcast?!?
October 24, 2018
SW Ep #8 - Attack of the Clones Part 2
Join the guys as they wrap up their round table discussion of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. We talk on Anakin's dark side, the return of Qui-Gon Jinn, and Yoda's power despite his failures. And as always, stick around for "Comic of the Week" - only found here on Pod Wars!
October 16, 2018
VENOM Movie Review
Join Evan, Gary, and Justus for a round table discussion about the new SONY film VEMON. We talk on what we liked, disliked, easter eggs, and speculate about future VEMOM films. Intro/outro music credit: "Maximum Carnage Meets Metal" by 331Erock
October 6, 2018
Star Wars Ep. #7: Attack of the Clones Pt. 1
Deathstix, Dex's Diner, and the return of C-3PO! The guys have a round table discussion about Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
October 2, 2018
Buzz Lightyear, Tony Hawk, and YouTube
Matt joins me in the studio for an episode where we talk about nostalgic video games and everything wrong about YouTube.
September 26, 2018
Star Wars Episode #6
Is Empire Strikes Back the best Star Wars movie? Gary and I talk about our favorite Star Wars movies and why we love them so much.
September 19, 2018
Star Wars Episode #5
Lando coming back to Episode 9! And Mark Hamill reprising his role as Luke Skywalker!?! I talk Star Wars news with Justus - the man who brings you COMIC OF THE WEEK
September 5, 2018
Star Wars Ep #4: The Phantom Menace Part 2
Join Evan, Gary, and Justus for a Star Wars podcast that is almost as wacky as the second half of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
August 21, 2018
Star Wars Ep. #3: The Phantom Menace Pt. 1
Join Evan, Justus and Gary for another SPICY Star Wars podcast. We walk chronologically through the first half of TPM and dissect its content. And you won't want to miss this week's segment of COMIC OF THE WEEK!
August 7, 2018
In Studio Interview: Daniel Poppie
My friend Daniel Poppie joins me to talk about his self-published book "The Ninth Hour", the origin of the IPA, and why people write books & music. You can find Dan at and purchase his book on!
July 31, 2018
Star Wars Ep. #2 The Return of The Clone Wars! #clonewarssaved
The Clone Wars is coming back! Join Evan, Justus, and Gary as we talk about the trailor for the new season of Clone Wars, speculate Jar Jar's return to the series, and much more!
July 24, 2018
Rick and Morty Worldview
Join Evan, Matt, and Parker as they discuss the TV show Rick and Morty and learn about the worldview "cosmicism" and its influence on the series.
July 17, 2018
Star Wars Episode #1
Justus joins me to discuss his favorite Star Wars moives / comic books / TV series and gives helpful tips to convention goers. Join us for this nerdy kick off to the Pod Wars podcast!
July 15, 2018