Monday, December 18, 2023

Ep. 164 - Cavan Scott

We are joined by Star Wars super-writer, Cavan Scott, known for his work across the saga from The High Republic to the Sequel Trilogy and everything in between. We also talk some of our year end thoughts as we move into the New Year.

You can find Cavan Scott on Instagram @CavanScottWriter, Threads @CavanScottWriter, his website Cavanscott.com or subscribe to his substack here: The Cavletter

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Ep. 163 - The Eye of Darkness

We are talking the first book in The High Republic's Phase 3, The Eye of Darkness by George Mann, and joining us for this in-depth, spoilery discussion is none other than the  Lucasfilm Associate Editor and host of This Week! in Star Wars, Kristin Baver!!! Join us for this fantastic discussion of a great kickoff to the third and final High Republic phase. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Ep. 162 - 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

It's that time of year again where we present our Holiday Gift Guide! Each of us, along with our guest Alex Bond, offer up our top 5 Star Wars gift recommends for you or a loved one this holiday season. For a complete list and links, please visit this episodes post on our website at TalkinTauntauns.com

Monday, November 20, 2023

Ep. 161 - Queen's Shadow

 


This week we are talking the first of the Queen series by E.K. Johnston, Queen's Shadow looking at Padme's life while she transitions from queen to senator, and joining us for this super fun book chat is Kai Charles! We also have the huge news that the SAG-AFTRA strike has concluded and hopefully everyone has gotten what they were fighting for.  

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Ep. 160 - Jedi: Fallen Order

 

After four years of trying, both Nicole and Jim have finally finished Jedi: Fallen Order so today we are talking everything about the game from characters to story and graphics.  

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Ep. 159 - Horror Themes

In the spirit of the Halloween season we are discussing horror themes as they show up across the Star Wars universe. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Ep. 158 - Lost Stars

 

We are back (after a bit of a delay)! And we have big show news, but first we are joined by avid Star Wars reader and event planner Robin Smith to talk Claudia's Gray's introduction to the Star Wars universe, Lost Stars.  

As for our news, we have decided to branch out on our own. We have a brand new website: TalkinTauntauns.com and a new email address: Contact@TalkinTauntauns.com, and many exciting things that we are planning in the future.  

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Ep. 157 - Star Wars Conversation Cards

We dive into the Star Wars Conversation Cards packs by Kelly Knox where we chose 9 different questions in the pack and gave our (as thoughtful as possible) answers as we could. Joining us for the conversation was Alex Bond and Rayven Spencer. 

You can find the cards HERE

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Ep. 156 - Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade

We are talking the recently released novel "Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade" by Delilah S. Dawson. This book provided some great discussions on the nature of the Jedi and not to completely spoil our discussion but we absolutely loved it. Joining us for this insightful our book talk is returning guest Jendia Gammon.

You can find all of Jendia's contact information over on her LinkTree or at her website jendiagammon.com.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Ep. 155 - Cosplay for Science

We are joined today by Gabriel Santos of the Cosplay for Science Initiative discussing how Cosplay for Science has been using the pop culture scene to engage people into the sciences using not only cosplay but also immersive storytelling at pop culture events. You can find them at www.cosplayforscience.com/ and their Patreon is located at www.patreon.com/cosplayforscience.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Ep. 154 - The Galaxy's Edge Blueprints

Recently a set of the Galaxy's Edge blueprints were auctioned off and the online listing provided glimpses into parts of the park which didn't make it into reality (at least yet). We chat with Holly Frey about what could have been, and what might be in the future, as well as the future of the Galactic Starcruiser. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Ep. 153 - Summer Reading Recommendations

With the SAG-AFTRA in full swing, they have asked podcasters (and others) to not promote struck work (or work that would have been struck if made today), and in solidarity with the strike we have decided to do just that. That means for the time being we won't be covering TV or movie news and reviews. Luckily Star Wars is so much more than that and today we are giving our recommendations for Star Wars reading to help fill your summer reading lists. 

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Ep. 152 - Talkin' Tom Spina

We are joined by the founder of Tom Spina Designs and Regal Robot, Tom Spina, to not only talk about all the cool things they are doing in the Regal Robot shops but also just talk all the lovely randomness that is Star Wars. You can find Regal Robot at https://regalrobot.com/ and Tom Spina Designs at http://www.tomspinadesigns.com/ as well as on Twitter @TomSpinaDesigns.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Ep. 151 - Light and Magic Eps 4-6

Rounding out the Light and Magic documentary that we first looked at back in January, we are covering episodes 4 through 6. These episodes cover Return of the Jedi through Jurassic Park, and then a jump to the present day. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Ep. 150 - The Clone Wars Rewatch 5 - The Nute Gunray Saga

We continue on with our The Clone Wars rewatch with Part 5, The Nute Gunray saga, which is comprised of Season 1 episodes 8: Bombad Jedi, 9: Cloak of Darkness, and 10: Lair of Grievous. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Ep. 149 - The Bad Batch: S2 Eps 14-16

We are catching up on the final 3 episodes of The Bad Batch's second season with episodes 14: Tipping Point, 15: The Summit, and 16: Plan 99.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Ep. 148 - Visions: S2 Eps 1-3

Released on Star Wars Day, May the 4th, we are covering the first 3 episodes of Visions, Season 2 with episodes 1: Sith, 2: Screecher's Reach, and 3: In the Stars. Joining us for todays discussion is Nicole's David for his podcasting premier!

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Ep. 147 - The Clone Wars Rewatch 4: R2 Lost Duology

We are finally able to jump back onto our chronological rewatching of The Clone Wars series with Part 4. This includes Season 1, episode 5: Rookies, (part 2 of the Domino Squad Trilogy), as well as season 1 episodes 6 (Downfall of a Droid) and 7 (Duel of the Droids), which make up the R2 Lost Duology. And joining us for this is our Clone Wars correspondent, Alex Bond.  

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Ep. 146 - The Bad Batch: S2 Eps 10-13

Now that The Mandalorian has wrapped up its season, we are able to bounce back to The Bad Batch, covering episodes 10 through 13 this week with the fantastic D. Rayven Spencer.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Ep. 145 - The Mandalorian: S3 Eps 7 and 8

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth Be With You, and with you is our wrap up of Season 3 of The Mandalorian including the final two episodes, Chapter 23: The Spies and Chapter 24: The Return.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Ep. 144 - The Mandalorian: S3 Eps 5 and 6

Continuing our coverage of The Mandalorian we cover two episodes in this episode, Chapter 21: The Pirate and Chapter 22: Guns for Hire. Joining us for the coverage of these episodes is our The Clone Wars correspondent, Alex Bond!

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Ep. 143 - Celebration 2023 News Roundup

Celebration London 2023 is in the can and we are here to discuss the Star Destroyer-sized load of news we got from the convention. Tons of news was announced from new movies, to the many, many TV shows, to books, comics, games, and toys and we try to cover everything that we can with our guest AIPT reporter Nick Nafpliotis.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Ep. 142 - The Mandalorian: S3 Ep 4

The Mandalorian, Season 3, Episode 4: “Chapter 20 – The Foundling” has dropped and we are all talking our absolute love of Ahmed Best. Joining us for this Best Fest is a member of the Clashing Sabers network, Mark Marquis from the Forever Star Wars podcast. Mark can be found on Twitter @djmmarquis.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Ep. 141 - The Mandalorian: S3 Eps 2 and 3

The Mandalorian keeps hitting hard and we are here to discuss Season 3, episodes 2, The Mines of Mandalore, and 3, The Convert. Joining us for this discussion is our favorite Rayven Spencer.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Ep. 140 - The Mandalorian: S3 Ep 1

The Mandalorian is back! And we are here to discuss all the great details of the show for the first episode of season 3: “The Apostate”. And joining us for the return of The Mandalorian is the return of our very own JJ Travers.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Ep. 139 - Galaxy of Creatures

We are joined by StarWarsologies cohost Melissa Miller to talk the Galaxy of Creatures shorts that are on YouTube, both seasons 1 and 2, as well as the Galactic Pals shorts which acted as a sort of season 1.5. We also dive into some Star Wars wildlife talk like conservation and the Mandalorian's penchant for slaughtering animals.  

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Ep. 137 - Claudia Gray

We are joined today by the phenomenal co-architect of The High Republic as well as an author of novels across the Star Wars timeline, Claudia Gray. You can find Claudia’s website at claudiagray.com.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Ep. 136 - The Bad Batch: S2 Eps 3-5

We’re catching up on the latest of The Bad Batch season 2 with episodes 3 through 5 and joining us is Bad Batch super fan Kai Charles. You can find Kai on Twitter @YogiKai.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Ep. 135 - Light and Magic: Eps 1-3

This week, we talk the first three episodes of the behind the scenes documentary released last year, Light and Magic, and there were some surprises in store for both of us.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Ep 134 - The Bad Batch: S2 Eps 1 and 2

Its a new year and we have a new season of The Bad Batch! We talk the premiere two episodes with our favorite JJ Travers as well as discuss the wonderful Star Wars gifts we got this season.

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