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The Exhaust Port - a Star Wars Podcast

English, TV & Video, 1 season, 63 episodes, 3 days, 19 hours, 12 minutes
Created by Dork Side Productions and hosted by Todd Canipe, The Exhaust Port Podcast gets down to the nitty-gritty of all things Star Wars - movies, books, comics, collecting, animation, politics - you name it, Todd and his amazing and ever-rotating guests cover it if it's Star Wars related!
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Episode 47 - Andor at the Halfway Point; A New Hope?

Todd Canipe and Reid Byers are back with episode 47 of The Exhaust Port Podcast. What's on the agenda, you ask? Andor. As we pass the halfway point of season one, the crew analyzes the show inside-out, from top-to-bottom, and come to the obvious conclusion - this is literally the Star Wars project we've been dreaming of and waiting for from Lucasfilm and Disney Plus a literal 'New Hope' for Star Wars moving forward. What makes this show resonate so much with such a large part of the Star Wars community, and where does Star Wars in general go from here? We try and tackle this and much, much more in this episode (and we even manage to stay on course this time!). The Exhuast Port is and always has aimed to be a legitimately objective, common sense Star Wars podcast. As lifelong fans we pull no punches, and honestly strive to see the franchise and it's projects for what they are. Please be sure to subscribe on your preferred podcast service and leave us a review - every little bit helps! ~MTFBWY
10/22/20222 hours, 17 seconds
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Episode 46 - Hello There, We're Rusty..

Todd Canipe and Reid Byers are back in the saddle for another round of The Exhaust Port. After a riduclously long break (some of which we get into), we decided to make episode 46 all about everyone's favorite space Jesus and heartthrob - Obi-Wan Kenobi. We cover the series from start-to-finish (a bit clumsily, I'll admit) and decide that while not perfect, we dug it for the most part. This episode also kicks off a bit of a new era for The Exhaust Port. We want to make more content, but decided that keeping things more consice and on topic is the best path forward. We also decided that one episode every three or four weeks is a realistic content strategy for a bunch of grown-ass men who unfortunately can't just sit around and talk about Star Wars all day.. bummer, I know. **this episode was originally recorded on July 17th, so forgive us if some of the info is a bit dated**
8/15/20222 hours, 6 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 45 - Mandalorian Mania!

The Exhaust Port Podcast is back! After a bit of a hiatus, I (Todd Canipe) am back in the studio with cohost Sequoyah Winston dishing on all the Star Wars news and happenings we missed talking about over the past two years. And guess what? That means a lot of The Mandalorian. Like a whole lot. During episode 45 we give our opinions on all aspects of the both seasons of the show - breaking down each chapter, details on the main and recurring characters and their overall development and arcs, the tech involved to bring Mando to life, the good and bad (mostly good) aspects of the fan service, and where the show can go from here. But hey, it's us so there's a bunch of rambling to get to that point. In addition to all of that, other highlights include: a recap of where things stand overall in regards to Star Wars content in 2021 and beyond; lots of discussion about Dave Filoni & Jon Favreau and what they bring to the table whilst producing The Mandalorian; a state of the union in terms of Star Wars fandom in general (spoiler alert, it's not pretty); a quick postmortem on the sequel trilogy and the post-Lucas era to this point (don't worry, much more to come on that in a future episode). Lastly, somewhere along the way Todd takes a minute to lay a turd on YouTuber SW Theory and his manufactured drama with Pablo Hidalgo, as well and Gina Carano's batsh*t social media presence. Oh, and he compares Din Djarin's faction of Mandalorians to the Proud Boys. Yep, fun times. **There are some very subtle audio issues due to the fact that we haven't recorded in a minute and we were wearing masks. We will tighten it up next time... Apologies in advance** Thanks all for sticking around as we relaunch the show. Look for more consistent content from all the crew moving forward. ~May The Force Be With You
1/4/20213 hours, 11 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 44 - Rumors & Twerps

For episode 44 of The Exhaust Port podcast, Reid Byers is back in the co-host's seat, joining Todd once again to round up all the latest and greatest Star Wars news, rumors (**SPOILER WARNING**), and theories that surround the galaxy! And in between all of that, the duo tackle the legacy of the Special Editions, basically doing what needs to be done, and laying out the reasons they suck. Oh, and Galaxy of Heroes because, Galaxy of Heroes. Some highlights include: discussion on both of the announced film series' - the Rian Johnson trilogy and the Benioff and Weiss series (is it a trilogy now?), as well as some thoughts on the Episode IX photo leaks; the awesomeness that will be Triple Force Friday and some Jedi: Fallen Order talk; Hasbro is a bunch of idiots; the joy of victory and the agony of the grind in Galaxy of Heroes; a reminder that the prequel-era Jedi were morons and Mace Windu was pretty much Vice Principal Vernon from The Breakfast Club; prequels be damned, the Special Editions are still (by far) the worst things to ever happen to Star Wars; our desire to see Ahmed Best cast in a new Star Wars project; is there a THIRD TV show in the works, centering around everyone's favorite dishonest Jedi?; Resistance is picking up steam, despite its lead character, and heading towards an epic season one finish. As always, thanks for listening and please make sure to subscribe and leave us a review if you dig the show, it helps a ton. In the meantime, reach out to us on our contact page, and/or drop us a line on Twitter at @DSoTFproduction or @toddcanipe, we'd love to hear from you. ~MTFBWY
3/1/20191 hour, 58 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 43 - a Constable, a DJ, and a General Walk Into a Bar...

Hello friends! New guest and Star Wars trivia-master extraordinaire Tyler Davis joins me this week's episode of The Exhaust Port to discuss his fandom, as well as the past, present, and potential future of the Star Wars universe. We leave no stone unturned, and the episode really moves quickly. We've highlighted a few points below for your reference: we get a feel for Tyler's fandom baseline, and he gives a unique insight into growing up in the era of the Special Editions and the Prequels, contrasted with Todd's experience as a grown-ass man during that period - how was the fandom different from today?; collecting and the thrill and agony of the hunt; when is Lucasfilm going to really start paying attention to the pent-up demand for Prequel-era content?; the lobby has begun to 'Give Hux a spine in IX'!; we diss on Mike Zeroh and SW Theory a little. Just a little; we bond over our love for Galaxy of Heroes, and wax on the sad state of Star Wars gaming in general; the praises of DJ and Canto Bight are sung, and we wonder if Constable Zuvio could be Rey's baby daddy, since Todd is talking about Force babies and prophecies again (you'll just have to listen); come on Lucasfilm, give us more OG aliens!; Tyler is going to Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Todd (probably) isn't; lastly, is Kylo Ren an irredeemable doofus? Overall, this was a super-fun episode to record, and I hope to have Tyler on more frequently. Enjoy!
2/6/20192 hours, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 42 - Ramble On!

The boys are back with episode 42 of The Exhaust Port! Todd is rejoined by Sequoyah in a rambling yet insightful podcast, with the main focus being worldbuilding and the future of Star Wars post-Skywalkers (gasp!). Emotions and frustrations run high during parts of the episode, and the guys are all over the place. But hey, it's Todd and Sequoyah, so you know it's on point, right?. Some highlights include: New theme music!; The DC & Marvel cinematic universes juxtaposed against the potential future of a more connected Star Wars universe (also, if you're growing tired of the Marvel / DC talk, just skip to minute 31:00 and you'll be good to go, as it's pretty much Star Wars from that point on out); Sequoyah drops some Batman and Bane impressions!; The boys discuss the last two SW films, specifically Solo, a Star Wars Story's release and reception, and Todd's over-the-top admiration of all things Rian Johnson; Todd dishes his usual brand of tough love towards Star Wars fans (you should be used to it by now, haha); How about Todd's wild Episode IX theory (hint - baby and prophecy, anyone?!); Nick Nolte's playing what in The Mandalorian (credit to Making Star Wars); Sequoyah brings his unique insight into a conversation about the sad state of Star Wars comics; Todd hates on Return of the Jedi some (shocker); Lastly, Todd is still way too bitter about the haters of The Last Jedi! Thanks again to everyone who is listening, and if you haven't already, please take a minute, subscribe on your preferred platform, and leave us a good review! Feedback, questions, concerns, or future topics? Hit us on our contact page, or on Twitter @DSoTFproduction. Until next time, MTFBWY!
1/22/20192 hours, 45 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 41 - Chewie, We're Home!

Did you miss us?!? Fear not, after a long hiatus, The Exhaust Port podcast is back to stay and we've got some cool new stuff planned as we relaunch!  For our triumphant return in episode 41, Todd is joined once again by Reid Byers to catch up on all the Star Wars happenings we've missed since our last podcast. Here are just a few of the highlights: What if Solo had been released in December?? In hindsight Disney straight-up blew it and we tell you why; TV, TV, and more TV! Oh, and even more TV news (yeah, we're excited about this); So much Vader - from the end of the latest Vader series of comics to the fan film from SW Theory that everyone is talking about; Resistance - Kaz the millennial?? Todd finally watched the Marvel films, and has a ton of thoughts about world-building as Star Wars moves past Episode IX; Speaking of IX, crazy theories abound! Galaxy of Heroes has taken over our lives... Thanks for sticking with us, we promise to stick around this time. And if you like the show, give us that review - it helps a ton!
1/1/20192 hours, 15 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 40 - Nostalgia and Letting Go

Reid is back in the co-host's chair for a very special 40th episode of The Exhaust Port, everyone's favorite Star Wars podcast! Not only do you get to hear our amazing voices waxing on all things that make Star Wars so nostalgic to fans, but you get to see our faces! That's right, thanks to our good friends at Rough Cut Productions we have a full video of the recording session, which you can check out here! We had a blast recording and filming this episode and hope you guys enjoy it! So onto the topic at hand - NOSTALGIA. What is it that makes Star Wars tug at our heartstrings so much, and subsequently makes it hard for us to let go of the stories and characters we've grown up with. We discuss the path that the franchise has walked to get to where we are today, including some tidbits on the psychology of it all (Joseph Campbell, people!). I also make some points about the canon reboot after the Disney takeover, which I go into detail in my article from this past week discussing whether or not Lucasfilm is making the grade so to speak... Wrapping things up we finish with our 'May the 4's Be With You' topic of the week, which is to rank Harrison Ford's four appearances as everyone's favorite scoundrel with a heart, Han Solo. If you enjoy our podcast, please give the video a watch, as we would love to do this again sometime! We also can't thank Joe at Rough Cut Productions enough for taking the time to film and edit the video, it turned out great! If you're digging what we do please take a moment to subscribe to the podcast and more importantly, leave us a review, as it helps the show out a ton. And until next time, MTFBWY!
7/22/201848 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 39 - The Fandom Menace

Come for the amazing Star Wars discussion, stay for Sequoyah's George Lucas impression! That's right, Sequoyah rejoins me for one of the very best episodes of The Exhaust Port Podcast of all time. We tackle the bantha in the room and ask the question - is Star Wars fandom ruining Star Wars? - in an episode called The Fandom Menace. During this two-hour podcast, we cover a huge variety of topics, many of which are at the forefront of fandom today. What happened with the Solo box office and where does Lucasfilm go from here? How many Star Wars films and projects per year is enough or too many? Why does a certain segment of the fanbase feel like it's ok to go with a mob mentality and bully creators and stars on social media? Should said creators and stars be able to defend themselves when enough is enough? How much blame does Kathleen Kennedy, and to a lesser extent Rian Johnson, deserve for the divisive nature of the fanbase right now? Could George Lucas 'save' Star Wars? (spoiler, it doesn't need saving, quite the opposite)... Is Marvel the new 'fandom' and why is it not only universally loved but given a pass on certain things when Star Wars isn't? What the hell is a social justice warrior and is that even a bad thing? Was The Empire Strikes Back universally lauded when it came out? Is it time the 'A Star Wars Story' movies go bye-bye in favor of a more connected SW universe? And much, much more. Lastly a warning - there are quite a few f-bombs in this one (more than usual) as we got going and pretty worked up as the conversation flowed. Having said that, if you listen to The Exhaust Port regularly you're probably used to it so it shouldn't be a thing, and this is a great episode of our podcast - one of the very best. We hope everyone gives it a listen. Enjoy!
6/27/20182 hours, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 38 - State of the Star Wars Galaxy with Todd & Reid

Todd and Reid are back together for the first time in a few months to catch everyone up on their take on what's going on in the Star Wars galaxy! For episode 38 of The Exhaust Port, the duo briefly discusses Solo, a Star Wars Story before diving headfirst into the state and health of our favorite franchise. After taking a look at the possible reasons behind the box office failure of the aforementioned Solo, we look to the future of Star Wars storytelling with The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson's upcoming trilogy of films, the Benioff and Weiss films, the rumored Kenobi and Fett projects, and of course the Favreau live action TV show debuting in 2019 and Dave Filoni's latest animated series Resistance, which drops this fall. And don't worry, we didn't let the toxic segment of the fandom off the hook and of course we give our thoughts on Kathleen Kennedy and her tenure so far and future at Lucasfilm... Covering everything from what we know to what we think, nobody does it better than Todd and Reid! Also of note is this week's 'May the 4's Be With You', with the topic being four other characters that could've been used in place of THAT character at the end of Solo! Lastly, if you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review, as it helps all of us here at The Exhaust Port continue to do what we love - dork out about Star Wars! Enjoy!
6/14/20181 hour, 43 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 37 - SOLO Review and Discussion!

After a (too) long layoff we are back with a brand-new episode of The Exhaust Port Podcast! For episode #37 I am joined by Dave, Katrina, and Dan for a lengthy discussion and review about all things Solo, a Star Wars Story. The crew picks apart every detail of the film and come to the following consensus - damn, this is a fun ride. From Alden and Donald's performances as Han and Lando respectively, to Chewie stealing the show, we cover it all. Wondering what we thought of the new characters as well? Yup, we threw down on that, of course. Oh, and how about THAT cameo?!?! And all those Legends / EU Easter Eggs and deep cuts! It's a long listen but definitely worth your while (we think so at least). The wine was flowing and we got a little loopy at the end (at least Dan and I did), and yes, that was a Theo Huxtable reference. And I misidentified a reference to the Tonnika sisters and we almost forgot to do this edition of 'May the 4's Be With You'. Sue me, we're rusty. And yes, we want an Enfys Nest film ASAP! We also touch upon the toxic element that's taking over segments of Star Wars fandom, especially as it pertains to the Kelly Marie Tran, Rian Johnson, and Kathleen Kennedy situations. The consensus on that? Get a life people, seriously. Our feeling on it is that whether you like The Last Jedi or not, you are only hurting yourself by not heading into the theaters to see Solo, you're gonna regret that one. Lastly, if you dig what we do please take a minute and leave us a great review, as it helps us out so much. We love what we do and wanna be able to keep on doing it! ~Todd
6/8/20182 hours, 22 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 36 - Book Club Tackles 'Leia, Princess of Alderaan' by Claudia Gray

We're back! After a long (too long) layoff, The Exhaust Port podcast is back with a rambling edition of Book Club! Dave Bartholomew joins me to discuss the amazing novel Leia, Princess of Alderaan by the undisputed queen of Star Wars writing, Claudia Gray herself. Gray delivers another must-read addition to the growing Star Wars canon, once again centering on everyone's favorite Disney princess, Leia Organa herself. The novel is a coming of age tale for a 16-year-old Leia, detailing her discovery that her adoptive parents are key members of the Rebel Alliance, her entry into galactic politics, and the start of a lifelong friendship to none other than Amilyn Holdo! Coming to grips with the need for sacrifice and experiencing love and loss for the first time in her life, Leia Princess of Alderaan is a must-read for any Star Wars fan. We also loop in a tiny bit of discussion on another amazing Star Wars book, Rebel Rising by Beth Revis, contrasting the late-teen years of Jyn Erso against those of Leia - including the differences in their respective mentors and the paths they walk to essentially arrive at the same point. For this episode's edition of our ongoing series May the 4's Be With You, Dave and I tackle the topic of our four favorite novels in the new Star Wars canon (sorry EU / Legends heads...). As you can guess, our lists are pretty similar, but there are a few differences. We also go into a little praise and love for the various story narrators, as we both absorb our content via audiobook as opposed to the old school method of actually reading. While we are on the subject of Star Wars novels, please take a peek at our new Star Wars Reading Guide - especially if you're wanting to get into reading Star Wars novels and are feeling a bit overwhelmed (which is understandable)! We have outlined the best starting points to get you up and reading, and where to proceed from there, providing the newbie a great guide to getting started in the world of the Star Wars canon outside of the films and animated series'. Thanks again for listening, and make sure to subscribe and leave us a review, as it helps the podcast a TON! Lastly, feel free to drop us a line on our site, Twitter, and/or Facebook - we love to hear from you guys and appreciate your feedback! ~May The Force Be With You, Always!
4/1/20181 hour, 42 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bonus! Todd Goes Solo on the Solo Teaser!!

We've all seen the teaser and the TV spot for Solo, a Star Wars Story, and I gotta say, DAYUMMMM! So much damn that I decided to record a solo podcast (pun 1000% intended!) dishing out some of my initial thoughts on the teaser and just what we might be seeing. During this quick bonus episode, I do a full run-through of the teaser, breaking every-so-often to give my thoughts in real-time as I watch it, lastly adding some extra insight and opinions as to exactly what we might be looking at. I cover the characters and casting choices, and give some quick thoughts on the environments we are looking at. Lastly, I discuss some old Legends / EU storylines, characters, and locations we might be seeing when Solo drops into theaters everywhere in late May. Long-story-short --- I'm VERY excited at what we have seen so far, and can't wait to see what Ron Howard, Kathleen Kennedy, and the Lucasfilm story group have in store for us! In addition, below are some of the highlights (as well as links) to a few things I think you might wanna learn a little bit more about: Kessel and the Kessel Run The Pyke Syndicate The Maw Cluster Sabacc Until next time, enjoy, and May The Force Be With You! ~Todd
2/6/201823 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 35 - Luke Skywalker: the HERO that Divided a Fanbase

We're back for episode 35 of The Exhaust Port podcast! This time Todd is joined by Reid Byers to play in the world of The Last Jedi one last time (for now). If you're following the universe of Star Wars fandom then you're well aware that the title of "Luke Skywalker: the Hero That Divided a Fanbase" couldn't be more perfect. We cover the ins and outs of the return of the Jedi as it were, and dissect exactly why our hero's triumphant return may have polarized fans the world-over. After contrasting the Luke we got versus the Luke we had all spent thirty years dreaming of, we came to the basic conclusion that yes, this IS our Luke Skywalker, and it's time we all appreciate him! Plus, the only topic for May the 4's Be With You is, of course, our top four Luke Skywalker moments of all-time, so make sure to hang around for that. Oh, and bloopers are back! ~Thanks as always, and May The Force Be With You!
2/4/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 34 - Filmmaker Patrick Read Johnson Joins Todd to Talk The Last Jedi

Oh boy, do we have a good episode of The Exhaust Port cooked up for this week! Acclaimed writer & director (and Star Wars fan numero uno) Patrick Read Johnson once again joins Todd for the 34th episode of our podcast and the boys talk about - you guessed it - that little movie called The Last Jedi. Patrick gives his unique insight into Rian's film, including its divisive nature within the fanbase, and offers up some strong opinions as to why this may be. Also discussed is Mark Hamill's performance as the legendary Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, why the ending was the perfect sendoff to the hero we've all grown up with, and a tiny bit about the upcoming Solo, A Star Wars Story. And of course, Patrick gives us all an update on his wonderful film 5-25-77, which is looking at a wider release in late spring / early summer. Last but not least, the 'May the 4's Be With You' topic for this week is the top four Star Wars stories we want to see make it onto the screen. Oh, and there's a Roger Corman mention! ~Enjoy, and May the Force Be With You!
1/28/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 33 - The Great The Last Jedi Debate with Todd, Dan, and Dave!

The dust has settled and it's been over a month since The Last Jedi, the eighth installment of the Star Wars saga films has been released. We've had one podcast completely dedicated to the film with quite a few of the regular contributors of The Exhaust Port breaking down and all being in agreement in their love of Rian Johnson's film. Eric and I also discussed the movie in depth during their collecting podcast from a couple weeks ago. Now it's time to hear Dan and Dave's takes (along with mine again, of course) and the great debate ensues. Dan has been very vocal (in his text messages anyway) about his lack of love for the film and his concern for the future of the Star Wars franchise in general, while Dave absolutely loves it. After an hour-and-a-half discussion do we meet in the middle? Listen to episode 33 and find out! ~Todd *and yes, we got so wrapped up in the debate we completely forgot to do this week's installment of May the 4's Be with You... I'm gonna work on that and (maybe) we'll get a quick bonus podcast where the three of us can rectify that*
1/21/20181 hour, 45 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 32 - '17 Collecting Review & Recap PLUS The Last Jedi Talk with Todd & Eric!

What's up 2018?! We are back with episode 32 of The Exhaust Port - your favorite Star Wars podcast (probably)! We're bringing in the new year proper with a great show featuring Todd with guest co-host Eric Ewton. The boys discuss and review the state of Star Wars collecting in 2017 and look ahead to what we might expect in 2018 and beyond given the fact we have the Solo standalone film in May and then zilch for 19 months (gasp!). Covering the hits and misses this past year, mainly focusing on Hasbro and Funko, the duo aims to catch everyone up-to-speed on where we are at and speculate on what they hope will happen during said long dry spell... Guess what's covered in this installment of May the Fours Be With You?? Yep, our top four collectibles of 2017! Finally, The Last Jedi is discussed in detail, and we get Eric's views on the film and fandom since he didn't participate in the TLJ roundup/review podcast with the rest of the Dork Side crew! And yes, we know Todd states this is episode 33 during the podcast..... We just can't have a flawless show now can we ;-). ~May the Force Be With You!
1/5/20181 hour, 54 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 31 - Todd & the Crew Review and Discuss The Last Jedi!

OK, the initial dust has settled and everyone has (hopefully) seen Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi. So guess what?? It's time for The Exhaust Port Podcast crew to break it down! Todd is joined by Dork Side regulars Katrina, Reid, and Sequoyah to go over every detail of the latest installment of the Star Wars cinematic universe in nauseating detail (but in a good way). What did we like? A lot. What didn't we like? Not much! Not only does the crew cover what we loved about the film, we also tackle the dissension among certain circles in the Star Wars fanbase, and why TLJ might not have met their expectations... All-in-all it's a super-fun (and long) episode of The Exhaust Port, and we think it's well worth your time. Also be on the lookout in the next week for more hot takes about the film from the other regular contributors to the show that couldn't make this inaugural session! ~Enjoy!      
12/20/20172 hours, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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Episode 30 - The Whole Gang Gets Together on the Eve of The Last Jedi!

  After a bit of a layoff, The Exhaust Port podcast is back. And when we say back we mean it! For episode 30 host Todd Canipe is joined by a huge group of The Exhaust Port and Dork Side Productions' most frequent contributors in the form of Sequoyah Winston, Dan Bruer, Reid Byers, and Katrina Canipe, to look back on the two years since the release of The Force Awakens - what did we love about it and what doesn't work as well since the new car smell has worn off. And of course, the crew looks ahead to the behemoth that is Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi! No SPOILER talk here, we promise, just speculation. Lastly, we launch a brand-new feature called 'May the Fours Be With You', where we rifle off each of our favorite four Star Wars films heading into the release of TLJ. ~Enjoy - Todd & the Dork Side Crew!      
12/13/20171 hour, 47 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 29 – Theories and the Future of Star Wars with Todd and Dan Bruer!

Dan Bruer is back in The Exhaust Port saddle for episode 29! He and Todd discuss all the theories floating around Star Wars fandom in regards to The Last Jedi and nothing is left off the table. From Kylo Ren& Ben Solo’s story arc, to Rey’s parentage, to exactly who the hell Snoke might be Read More ...    
10/28/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 28 – Huge The Last Jedi Trailer Breakdown & Lots of Speculation with Todd, Joe, and Katrina!

We are back at it for episode 28 of The Exhaust Port podcast with another breakdown of The Last Jedi trailer, accompanied by copious amounts of theories and speculation. Todd is joined by Joe Ovies from 99.9 the Fan and the lovely Katrina Canipe, and the trio gets straight to the meat of the trailer, breaking Read More ...  
10/13/201740 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 27 – Todd & Sequoyah Tackle Arc #1 of the New Vader Comic, Then Things Go Off the Rails…

Welcome to episode 27 of The Exhaust Port podcast. This one is a doozy, so stick with it. Todd and Sequoyah start off with the best of intentions, analyzing the first arc of the new Vader comic series, then things go off the rails – but in a great way. No stone is left unturned Read More ...  
10/12/20172 hours, 18 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bonus! - Breakdown of The Last Jedi Trailer by Todd & Sequoyah!

The day has arrived, the official teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi is here. It just so happened Sequoyah Winston and I were here to take it all in side-by-side, then sit down in front of the mic’s and rap about it for a few minutes on this bonus edition Read More ...
10/10/201739 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 26 - Reid is Back to Round Up the Latest News, Rumors, and Theories!

Fan-favorite guest Reid Byers is back with Todd for episode 26 of The Exhaust Port Podcast! As usual, the duo dive deep into all things happening in the Star Wars cinematic universe and nothing is off-limits. Every morsel of news, all the latest rumors, and the boys’ theories on The Last Jedi, the as-yet-untitled Han Read More ...
10/2/20171 hour, 24 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bonus! – Greensboro Comicon 2017!

Wrapping up our convention coverage for the month of September we’re posting a bonus edition of The Exhaust Port, gathering and assembling chats from fans of all ages from the convention. From the introduction of Captain Hobbes and Astrocats, to members of the heralded 501st, The Exhaust Port was there! We’ve already posted two amazing Read More ...
9/27/20171 hour, 37 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 25 - Welcome Ronnie Adams & Austin Getzelman, Star Wars All-Stars from Greensboro Comicon!

Let us start by saying we had a blast at Greensboro Comicon a couple weekends ago, and got a ton of good audio, met lots of amazing fans, and enjoyed the vibe! Once in a while at a convention we have a guest (or guests) that merit a legit, fully numbered episode of The Exhaust Read More ...  
9/26/20171 hour, 27 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bonus ! - Wake Forest Comic-Con Part Two, Taylor Owens and Todd’s Mom & Dad!

Due to some audio issues, this bonus episode of The Exhaust Port podcast from the Wake Forest (Mini) Comic-Con has been delayed, and it’s short and sweet. In part one we talked with the kids about all the things they love about Star Wars, and for part two we upped the ante. First up is Read More ...
9/21/201728 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bonus! - Wake Forest Comic-Con Part One, the Kids!

Sorry it took a minute, but our two-part bonus episode of The Exhaust Port from the patrons of the Wake Forest (mini) Comic-Con on Saturday, September 9th is here! The first part focuses solely on the kids, the youth, the future of Star Wars fandom. We had engaging discussions on everything from Reylo (gasp!), to Read More ...
9/21/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 24 - Force Friday II Roundup; the Good, the Ugly, and the Dumb

Our resident collecting guru Eric Ewton sits down with Todd for the 24th episode of The Exhaust Port, and they catch up on all things Force Friday II. Was it a hit? Was it a dud? The duo recaps everything from the (lack) of madness at midnight, to the successes and failures of the rest Read More ...
9/11/20171 hour, 27 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 23 – Star Wars Book Club Returns to Tackle Thrawn and Tarkin!

Episode 23 of The Exhaust Port podcast is a wrap and guess what? Star Wars Book Club is back with a bang!! Todd is joined by Katrina Canipe and Dave Bartholomew once again, and the trio tackle Tarkin and Thrawn and live to tell the tale! From the triumphant return of Timothy Zahn to the Read More ...  
9/6/20171 hour, 30 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 22 – Reunited And It Feels So Good! Joe Ovies Reunites with Todd for an Hour of Star Wars Talk (and Bickering!)

Joe Ovies from 99.9 The Fan joins Todd for episode 22 of The Exhaust Port podcast, and the circle is now complete! The boys planted the roots of this podcast two years ago and now Joe is back in the Dork Side fold – albeit on the other side of the table! Short and sweet, Read More ...  
8/29/201733 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 21 – All Things the Force and Beyond with Ira Wade

For episode 21 of The Exhaust Port podcast, Todd is joined by his good friend and Star Wars fanatic Ira Wade to discuss everyone’s favorite subject – the Force. The fellas hit on all things related to the Force – films, animation, legends, canon, lightsabers, and kyber crystals – running the gambit with a great, Read More ...
8/17/20174 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 20 – McKenna Fellows Joins the Dork Side to Discuss Ahsoka, Cosplaying, and Her Love for Star Wars!

We are so lucky to have Ahsoka Tano cosplayer extraordinaire McKenna Fellows join Todd for episode #20 of The Exhaust Port podcast! If you follow Star Wars and the cosplaying community you have no doubt seen McKenna and her amazing portrayal of Ahsoka Tano, in multiple versions no less. We chat about our love of Read More ...
8/13/20171 hour, 16 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 19 – Roundup with Reid // The Last Jedi FTW! (and more)

Reid and I sat down for episode 19 of The Exhaust Port for another installment of our monthly round up of all things happening in the world of Star Wars! Here is what we hit on: all things The Last Jedi, including how seemingly smooth the process has been, the photos that leaked, and a ton Read More ...
8/2/20171 hour, 24 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 18 – Star Wars Collecting, Celebrations, and Forming Friendships via Fandom with Eric Ewton!

Poetically enough, for the 18th episode of The Exhaust Port podcast I am joined by Eric Ewton – a fellow Star Wars friend and avid collector who I happened to meet exactly 18 years ago at the very first Star Wars Celebration! Eric has been a steady contributor to the Dork Side site with his Read More ...
7/27/20171 hour, 45 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bonus! - Supercon Podcast #2 with Rich, Jason, Steve, Andy, and the 501st!

We wrap up our Supercon podcast series with a long, awesome edition to The Exhaust Port! Right off the bat Sequoyah and Todd sit down with dark side lover Rich Silver and discuss all the Rey theories that are floating out there, have a great discussion on the Force in general, and Rich’s background in Read More ...
7/24/20172 hours, 40 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bonus! – Kids Only Edition from Supercon!

The Dork Side is all about the kids! We were lucky enough to interview quite a few awesome, younger Star Wars fans on the floor at Raleigh Supercon and compiled them into one podcast – and quite frankly, it’s awesome! First up is ten-year old Jared Dansky, a self-proclaimed geek! We talk about his love Read More ...
7/23/20171 hour, 19 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 17 – The Crew Interviews Authors Claudia Gray and Kevin J. Anderson — Enough Said!

The 17th episode of The Exhaust Port podcast is an all-timer! First, Todd sits down with renowned Star Wars author Claudia Gray to discuss her work on Lost Stars and Bloodline, and a tad bit on her upcoming novel, Leia, Princess of Alderaan. She even critiques his Canon Casting of Bloodline and takes him to Read More ...  
7/22/20171 hour, 31 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bonus! – Supercon Podcast #1 with Matthew, Rob, David, the Houff’s, and Ira

Raleigh Supercon was a huge success for all of us here at Dork Side Productions. So much of a success that we had to split all the audio (11+ hours of raw audio) into a few different podcasts. Here is the first of the batch. First up we talk with Matthew Creech about his affiliation Read More ...
7/20/20171 hour, 55 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 16 – Clone Wars Retrospective with Sequoyah and Katrina!

Sequoyah Winston and Katrina Canipe joined me for a doozy of an episode of The Exhaust Port podcast. The topic? THE CLONE WARS! If you’ve been following our podcasts and the site you know I’m a huge fan of the animated Clone Wars series, even going so far as to do a lengthy series on Read More ...
7/8/20172 hours, 50 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 15 – Patrick Read Johnson Joins Todd to Discuss His Film 5-25-77

For the 15th episode of The Exhaust Port podcast, Todd is joined by none other than Patrick Read Johnson, writer and director of the amazing film 5-25-77. The duo discuss everything including the inspiration and details of the film, John Knoll being the best man at Patrick’s wedding and vice-versa, breakfast with George Lucas, and Read More ...
6/24/20171 hour, 40 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bonus! – Todd Goes ‘Solo’ On the Han Solo Debacle In a Short Bonus Episode!

Excuse the pun, but I’m gonna go all Solo in this bonus episode of The Exhuast Port podcast! Guess what I’m talking about? You guessed right – all the latest and greatest surrounding the debacle that is the Han Solo standalone film’s director situation. I cover the firing of Lord & Miller, as well as Read More ...  
6/23/201714 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 14 – Todd, Dave, and Katrina Analyze the Aftermath Series in Another Edition of Star Wars Book Club!

For the 14th episode of The Exhaust Port podcast, Todd is once again joined by Dave Bartholomew and Katrina Canipe for another round of Star Wars Book Club. This time the crew analyzes the entire Aftermath trilogy by author Chuck Windig, thoroughly digging into the characters, the story, and it’s overarching connections to the Star Read More ...
6/18/20171 hour, 41 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 13– Rounding Up The Banthas with Reid // June 2017

Todd and Reid hit the ground running on the latest edition of Rounding Up The Banthas, episode 13 of The Exhaust Port podcast. All the latest news and rumors are covered including the Vanity Fair article and pictures, general The Last Jedi info, LEGO leaks, Trevorrow concerns and even more on the Carrie Fisher / Read More ...
6/9/20171 hour, 45 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 12 – Forty Years of the 40rce with Sequoyah, Dan, and Katrina

Did you hear somebody had a birthday? Yes, our beloved Star Wars, the film franchise that we all obsess about has turned 40 years old. Wow. For the 12th episode of The Exhaust Port, Todd sits down with an all-star Dork Side Productions roster for a Rancor-sized podcast extravaganza entitled Forty Years of the 40rce!! Sequoyah Read More ...
5/26/20172 hours, 18 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 11 – More Fiction Than Science Fiction with Dan Bruer and Katrina Canipe

Dan Bruer and Katrina Canipe are back with Todd for the 11th episode of The Exhaust Port podcast! With the 40th anniversary of Star Wars and A New Hope rolling up we discuss the staying power and relevance of Star Wars. From the hero’s journey, to evolving technology and it’s relation to the SW universe, Read More ...
5/19/20171 hour, 35 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 10 – The Mighty Sequoyah Winston Returns for a Deep-Dive Into Star Wars Comics, TLJ, Rebels, Leia and More!

Sequoyah Winston returns to the co-host chair with Todd for the 10th episode (and technically the May the 4th edition, since it was actually recorded then, ha) of The Exhaust Port podcast. What ensues is a typical deep-dive into all things nerdtacular in the Star Wars universe. The Last Jedi talk, updated comics discussion, Rebels Read More ...  
5/7/20171 hour, 44 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dork Side Podcast – April 2017 // The Last Jedi, Rebels, Comics & More!

Your trusty hosts of the Dork Side Podcast, Joe Ovies and Todd Canipe, met up for their every-couple-of-months chat about all things at the top of the rung in the Star Wars universe. Top of the list? The Last Jedi teaser breakdown! Plus, the duo chats about Star Wars Rebels coming to and end after Read More ...
4/26/201746 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 9 – The Last Jedi (!!) & Star Wars Celebration Breakdown with Reid

Reid and I dive deep (like super deep) into all things The Last Jedi and Star Wars Celebration in the ninth episode of The Exhaust Port. Mainly focusing on the The Last Jedi panel and teaser trailer, we dissect it all in borderline absurd detail, giving our opinions on what we are seeing and what we are going Read More ...
4/17/20171 hour, 46 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 8 – Star Wars Book Club with Katrina & Dave

For the eighth and latest episode of The Exhaust Port podcast, I enlisted the lovely Katrina Canipe and the equally lovely Dave Bartholomew to discuss one of my favorite topics – Star Wars books and the new and ever-evolving canon! What resulted was a super-fun roundtable discussion about three of the best books in the Read More ...
4/5/20171 hour, 54 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 7 – Rebels Recap; the Good, the Bad, and the Ezra, with Seqouyah Winston

After a long break (my bad, life got in the way for a minute), The Exhaust Port podcast is back with a great episode we are calling The Good, The Bad, and The Ezra! Seqouyah Winston joins me once again and we dive head first into all things Star Wars Rebels season three. From Thrawn to Read More ...
3/28/20171 hour, 40 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 6 – Rounding Up the Banthas with Reid // February 2017

The latest episode of The Exhaust Port podcast features Reid Byers and is a new monthly feature we are calling Rounding Up the Banthas! Look at it as a monthly spot where you can catch up on all the latest news and rumors (and a healthy dose of opinions from the hosts) in the Star Wars Universe. In Read More ...
2/21/201755 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 5 – Love and ‘shipping In the Star Wars Universe with Katrina & Indy!

We did a very special episode of The Exhaust Port – a Valentine’s Day episode! The esteemed guests are my lovely wife, Katrina Canipe, and one of our very best friends, Indy Harris. After cracking open some wine for the ladies we settled in for over an hour and chatted all about love and relationships in the Star Wars Read More ...
2/15/20171 hour, 22 minutes, 13 seconds
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Bonus! – Revisiting the ‘Special’ Editions and The Force Awakens

I promised it, so here it is – a special edition of sorts, a bonus episode of The Exhaust Port hosted solo by yours truly, Todd Canipe. On the 20 year anniversary of their release, I decided to give some thoughts on the Special Editions of the original trilogy films, attempting to be as objective Read More ...
2/13/201737 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 4 – Darth Vader, the Sith Lord of Star Wars Comics with Seqouyah Winston!

In the fourth episode of my new weekly podcast (or whenever the hell I feel like making them..), The Exhaust Port, I catch up with longtime friend and fellow Star Wars and comic book nerd Seqouyah Winston to discuss all things Star Wars comics. And… end up pretty much just talking about the Darth Vader series that just Read More ...
2/11/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 3 – Star Wars and Politics with Dan Bruer

On the third installment of The Exhaust Port, host Todd Canipe and extra special guest Dan Bruer tackle the complicated-yet-simple politics of Star Wars, and how they may or may not be relevant today. Diving deep into the subject no stone is left unturned – from the Prequels to the Sequels, and George Lucas’ own Read More ...
2/2/201742 minutes
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Episode 2 – Episode VIII Has a Title and Darth Revan News!

In the newest installment of The Exhaust Port, Todd Canipe gives his take on the newly released title for Star Wars Episode VIII, The Last Jedi, and gives a rundown on some of the subtle and not so subtle meanings it may have below the surface. Then I move onto the latest episode of Star Read More ...
1/25/201722 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 1 – Introduction and the Anthology Film Pickle

We all need more Star Wars content in our lives, right? I’m gonna fix that. Welcome to The Exhaust Port, a new weekly (or close to it) podcast focusing on all the little details that make us love Star Wars. The first edition is short and sweet (and was recorded on new equipment, bear with me Read More ...
1/18/201718 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dork Side Podcast – December 2016

Todd Canipe and Joe Ovies are back again with another over-the-top-nerdy installment of our Dork Side podcast! The topic on the table is anything and everything from you guessed it, ROGUE ONE! From the finished product, the character development, Darth Vader, A New Hope continuity, the reshoots and the difference in the film and trailers, to the connection Read More ...
12/22/201644 minutes, 30 seconds
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Dork Side Podcast – October 2016

As we near the release of the first-ever Star Wars Anthology film, Rogue One, Todd Canipe and Joe Ovies get down and dirty with the new trailer and rumors, with the usual excitement from Todd and snark from Joe. Next on the docket is a quick discussion on the triumphant return of Star Wars Rebels, Read More ...
10/15/201633 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dork Side Podcast – July 2016

Taking a break from the normal banter, Todd Canipe and Joe Ovies dive into the new canon that Disney and Lucasfilm have established for the Star Wars universe. We touch on the novels and comics specifically, and talk about what’s been hit and what’s been miss in the updated canon. We wrap up the discussion Read More ...
7/15/201650 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dork Side Podcast – April 2016

In this installment of the Dork Side of the Force podcasts, hosts Joe Ovies and Todd Canipe reflect on just how freaking awesome The Force Awakens was, as well as the nitpicky things they didn’t like. Then they look ahead to the first Anthology film, Rogue One, and of course, Star Wars Episode VIII!
4/15/201640 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dork Side Podcast – December 2015

Joe and Todd discuss the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode VII, The Force Awakens and ponder if it can possibly be as good as the hype (as as good as we hope it to be….)? Also on the table are the prequels and ways to improve upon them, led by the consumate prequel apologist, Read More ...
12/5/201545 minutes, 46 seconds