Star Wars Nerds

Star Wars Nerds

By Dan Vadeboncoeur
Never has there been a better time to be a Star Wars fan, there's so much to talk about! Every week, Kenton & Dan dismiss wild casting rumours, discuss Star Wars canon, and just plain diss Jar Jar.
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136. Speculation, Not Spoilers
The Nerds are back! Summer vacation is over and Dan & Kenton return to the podcast to discuss the place the did NOT go to this year: Galaxy's Edge! Apparently attendance is not as high at the new theme park as expected. Run roh! Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur
44:09
August 20, 2019
135. To the Galaxy's Edge...and Beyond!
Dan & Kenton break down all the media covering the opening of Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge, and maybe Kenton finally decides to return to the U.S. for his next vacation? Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur
37:10
June 8, 2019
134. Star Wars Clickbait: Vanity Fair Edition
Dan & Kenton break down this week's "exclusive" Vanity Fair cover story on The Rise of Skywalker. Plus, a little more Phantom Menace talk. Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur
46:33
May 24, 2019
133. The Phantom Anniversary
The Nerds talk about the next 8 years of Star Wars films, Dan commits to watching The Phantom Menace on it's 20th anniversary (May 19th) and Rest In Peace, Peter Mayhew. Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur
46:39
May 11, 2019
132. The Celebration Experience
The Nerds welcome Simon Ovid to the podcast to talk all about his trip to Chicago for Celebration 2019. Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur
31:16
April 19, 2019
131: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Reaction!
Dan and Kenton watch and re-watch the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, picking it apart and over-analyzing every minute detail. What a great time to be a Star Wars fan! Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur
29:37
April 13, 2019
130. Episode IX Celebration Panel!
Dan & Kenton watch the Episode IX panel live from Celebration in Chicago! No, the Nerds aren't in Chicago. They're in Winnipeg, watching the livestream from Chicago. Did you know that Winnipeg was once known as the "Chicago of the North"? True story. Anyway, they watch and react, and completely lose their shit when The Skywalker Rises teaser trailer drops. Only 8 months to go! Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur
1:02:49
April 12, 2019
129. Poe’s Poseur Poster Pose
The Nerds talk about the Episode IX poster that was "leaked" ahead of Celebration. Is it real or not? Dan & Kenton are in disagreement on this one.  Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur
35:33
April 3, 2019
128. Star Wars Foodies
The opening of Galaxy's Edge is just a few short months away! What will we be able to do there? What can we buy? What can we eat? Dan & Kenton talk about the new Disney theme parks and begin planning their family vacation.  Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur twitter.com/nerds_podcast
35:49
March 20, 2019
127: Star Wars: The Musical!
Dan talks about a recent symphony orchestra performance of Star Wars & Star Trek music that he attended. Kenton thinks an Obi-Wan movie would still be better than a series. Both are ignoring the Rotten Tomatoes ratings of all future Star Wars films. Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur  twitter.com/nerds_podcast
41:44
February 28, 2019
126. Celebrating Episode IX Leaks
Dan plans his upcoming trip to Celebration while the Nerds talk about the recent Episode IX photo leaks. They also speculate about what an Orson Welles Darth Vader would sound like... Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/kentonlarsen twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur twitter.com/nerds_podcast
32:04
February 14, 2019
125. Grand Theft Bantha
EA ditched its in-development "open world" Star Wars video game this week. Why? Dan & Kenton talk about what that game should look like and question EA's ability to make it.  Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/kentonlarsen twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur twitter.com/nerds_podcast
36:01
January 19, 2019
124: The Year of Star Wars
The Nerds talk about all the Star Wars stuff coming out in 2019, and then travel back 35 years or so to talk about the 1st Star Wars stuff to come out after the original trilogy.
43:08
January 10, 2019
123: The Nerds Watch Solo
We've become used to watching Star Wars films at Christmastime, but because there's no theatrical release from Lucasfilm this December, the Nerds decided to watch the film that SHOULD have been released this month, Solo. Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/kentonlarsen twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur twitter.com/nerds_podcast
2:08:18
December 17, 2018
122: Nolte Your Father's Star Wars
Nick Nolte and Carl Weathers join The Mandalorian, Canadian explorers find a real-life Sarlacc pit, the Galaxy of Adventures animated shorts launch on YouTube and Amazon promotes its Star Wars toy day! Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/kentonlarsen twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur twitter.com/nerds_podcast
49:29
December 10, 2018
121: The Cassian And/Or Sebulba Holiday Special
This week marked the 40th anniversary of the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, so the Nerds talk about that, as well as the Rogue One spinoff show and Boris Johnson's "inside information" about the Obi-Wan film. Join the Star Wars Nerds Facebook community: http://bit.ly/2E1BFGC Or Tweet at us: https://twitter.com/kentonlarsen https://twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur https://twitter.com/nerds_podcast
49:32
November 27, 2018
The Nerds Watch The Last Jedi, Part 2
Dan & Kenton finish watching the controversial eighth episode in the Star Wars saga. Will Finn and Rose hack Snoke's ship? Will Rey get the Porgs to Krait in time to save the Resistance? Listen to find out!
1:07:59
November 5, 2018
The Nerds Watch The Last Jedi, Part 1
Kenton & Dan finally find the time to watch the most loved (sarcasm) film in the Star Wars franchise. Well, time to watch half of it at least.
1:21:32
October 20, 2018
Sick of Star Wars Yet?
Star Wars movies used to come out every three years, with a 16-year gap between the 1st three trilogies. Now, we've had four movies in less than three years. Is there such a thing as too much Star Wars? The Nerds discuss in detail.
39:15
September 29, 2018
Too Many Stars in Star Wars
Dan & Kenton discuss the recent casting news for Episode 9 and whether or not there are too many big Hollywood stars in Star Wars now. They also preview the new animated series Star Wars: Resistance and try to determine how old is too old for Star Wars.
44:35
September 1, 2018
We're on Anchor! (quick update)
The Star Wars Nerds are moving closer to the bright centre of the universe. We are now hosting the podcast on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/starwarsnerds so download the app to listen to us and interact with the podcast in fun new ways. Anchor has also distributed Star Wars Nerds to the following podcast listening platforms: Google Play: http://bit.ly/2PIHE5A Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4tE0Gezd2kyPxqf2TvXkhA Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/star-wars-nerds-1 Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1044369958/star-wars-nerds Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/xU3W Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/star-wars-nerds-6NaNNm Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/star-wars-nerds-2 We'll also be moving to a bi-weekly schedule, with various bonus episodes thrown in as trailers are released and big Star Wars news breaks.
03:35
August 28, 2018
Billy Dee is back!
The Nerds talk about the recent Episode IX casting announcement: Luke is back, Leia is back, and Lando is back! Only 504 days to go! 
48:45
August 28, 2018
#CloneWarsSaved (Live at Brazen Hall)
The Nerds discuss the recent Comic Con announcement that Lucasfilm is resurrecting the Clone Wars cartoon series for a seventh season. Is it as big a deal as fans are making it out to be?
35:47
August 28, 2018
Questions for Pablo
One week after the wrap-up of FanQuest, Dan & Kenton talk about the event highlights. They also ask each other the questions they wanted to ask Lucasfilm Creative Executive Pablo Hidalgo if they'd been able to have him on the podcast longer. 
52:26
August 28, 2018
The Star Wars Pontifex (Pablo Hidalgo at FanQuest)
Lucasfilm Creative Executive and Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo returns to the Star Wars Nerds podcast during FanQuest 2018 to discuss his trip home to Winnipeg, what's changed at Lucasfilm in the three years since he was last there (hint: a lot!) and thecompleteplotsynopsesofthenextsixStarWarsfilms. Just kidding, he doesn't talk about that. But he does talk about his job of filling in the details of the Star Wars Universe, writing the "Official Guide" companion books to the films, and the relationship between Canon and what's now called "Star Wars Legends."
33:37
August 28, 2018
The Nerd Panel On Solo
Fellow Star Wars Nerds Carson Samson, Chris Schiffmann and Kelly Stifora join Kenton & Dan for a round table discussion about Solo: A Star Wars Story.
59:46
August 28, 2018
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