2010 marked SoloSound.net’s first full year as a website since branching out from EUCantina.net. At that time there were only two podcasts; EUCast and We Talk Clones. Solo Sound has since branched out and started various new podcasts and projects all, Star Wars based. As EUCantina’s official sister site, the two are closer than they may appear. We’ve managed to make access to all of the Solo Sound podcasts just as it was before the split- when you click on our Podcast link in the navigation bar you’ll be linked straight to SoloSound.net. Each week we post the weekly Solo Sound releases here on EUCantina so you’re able to find your favorite Solo Sound podcasts without having to leave the EUC.
Solo Sound successfully launched two new podcasts last year as well; The EU Review and The Bothan Report. Other new projects include Cantina Commentaries and Solo Sound Audio Dramas. You can learn more about all of the podcasts below.
The EU Review:
When Andrew Lupi left EUCast in 2009, he had plans of a review podcast like no other. Teaming up with Star Wars FanWork’s Nathan P. Butler, the two launched The EU Review, the first Solo Sound podcast born under the new site. The hosts break down Star Wars items and review them to let you know if they are worth it to the fans and collectors to purchase. After it became clear that these two Star Wars gurus had more to say than their self-imposed one episode per month limit could contain, they started their special episodes: The EU Review: The Obscure Side (Get it? Obscure- as in Dark). So if you’ve been on the fence about a certain Star Wars project, be it book, comic, or game, these two will break it down for you.
- The EU Review: The Obscure Side 6 – Star Wars Adventure Journal
- The EU Review: Episode 12 – December 2010
- The EU Review: Episode 11 – November 2010
- The EU Review: The Obscure Side 5 – Manga
- The EU Review: Episode 10 – October 2010
- The EU Review: Episode 9 – September 2010
- The EU Review: Episode 8.5 – Shannon McRandle Interview
- The EU Review: The Obscure Side 4 – A long time ago…
- The EU Review: Episode 8 – August 2010
- The EU Review: The Obscure Side 3 – Star Wars: Ewoks
- The EU Review: The Obscure Side 2 – Star Wars: Droids
- The EU Review: Episode 7 – July 2010
- The EU Review: The Obscure Side 1 – Star Wars 3-D
- The EU Review: Episode 6.5 – John Jackson Miller Interview
- The EU Review: Episode 6 – June 2010
- The EU Review: Episode 5.5 – Christie Golden Interview
- The EU Review: Episode 5 – May 2010
- The EU Review: Episode 4.5 – Novelizations
- The EU Review: Episode 4 – April 2010
- The EU Review: Episode 3.5 – The Clone Wars
- The EU Review: Episode 3 – March 2010
- The EU Review: Episode 2 – February 2010
- The EU Review: Episode 1 – January 2010
You can find all of The EU Review’s episodes here!
The Bothan Report:
When Austin Blankenship announced his return to EUCast, he also had another surprise to announce. Riley Blanton would be starting a new Star Wars podcast with his sister Bethany: The Bothan Report. Solo Sound’s second original podcast, The Bothan Report collects the top Star Wars news stories each month and explores the universe that Uncle George built. The hosts hunt down guests from around the galaxy to keep the points of views fresh and new as often as possible. So sit back and listen to the reports the Bothans have gathered in their travels with The Bothan Report!
- The Bothan Report: Holiday Special – December 2010
- The Bothan Report: Special 2 – December 2010
- The Bothan Report: Episode 6 – December 2010
- The Bothan Report: Special 1 – November 2010
- The Bothan Report: Episode 5 – November 2010
- The Bothan Report: Episode 4 – October 2010
- The Bothan Report: Episode 3 – September 2010
- The Bothan Report: Episode 2 – September 2010
- The Bothan Report: Episode 1 – August 2010
You can find all of The Bothan Report’s Episodes here!
Andrew Lupi’s departure from EUCast in 2009 left a slot that Mark Hurliman was selected to fill on the show, alongside regular hosts Austin Blankenship and Ted McDonald. After 2010 began, it soon grew clear that Ted would not be able to continue with EUCast for quite a while, and he too soon left the show. At that time, Austin had chosen to go off on a little “meditative trip” and left EUCast in the hands of Mark, and then-new-to-Solo Sound, host Riley Blanton. Riley and Mark continued EUCast for a few months, and made some adjustments to the shows format. Then before Celebration V, the announcement came; like the cries of the Galactic Alliance, when Admiral Ackbar came out of retirement during the Yuuzhan Vong War: “Austin’s Back!” And with Austin’s arrival we discovered, that Riley was a master at espionage! While working with Mark, he discovered a calling, and proudly started The Bothan Report around the same week as CV. That wasn’t even the half of it, On EUCast’s 100th episode, not only did Austin and Mark have a new format for the show, but they also unveiled their secret weapon. Their newest addition to the EUCast host line up: Elyse Bond. Since joining the show, Elyse has quickly become one of the crew. Her knowledge of the books of the EU keeps her up to date on most events happening in Star Wars. With her addition to the show, EUCast has really hit its stride. The hosts are able to look at subjects from multiple points of view, and keep things fun and fresh.
- EUCast Episode 112 – Our Prequel Episode [Out of the Clutches of a Droid]
- EUCast Episode 114 – Good Bad and Ugly 2010: Sithmas Edition
- EUCast Episode 113 – Slice This!
- EUCast Episode 111 – 2011 Promo Mini-Cast
- EUCast Episode 110 – Back, to the Future!
- EUCast Episode 109 – The Show MUST Go On!
- EUCast Episode 108 – Knights of the EU
- EUCast Episode 107 – Dead Among Us
- EUCast Episode 106 – Hit the Force Button!
- EUCast Episode 105 – Midi-Clone-ians
- EUCast Episode 104 – EUCast in 3D!
- EUCast Episode 103 – The Mind of a Child
- EUCast Episode 102 – The Kiss of Death
- EUCast Episode 101 – To The Brave And The Bold
- EUCast Episode 100 – Big Ben [Our Centennial Episode]
- EUCast Episode 99.2 – CV Part Deux
- EUCast Episode 99.1 – Our Celebration 5 [CV] Episode
- EUCast Episode 98 – The Calm Before the Storm
- EUCast Episode 97 – Space Pirate Boogie
- EUCast Episode 96 – Our Comic Con Episode!
- EUCast Episode 95 – A Kriffin’ Great Show
- EUCast Episode 94 – A Day Late and a Dollar Short
- EUCast Episode 93 – Allied to the Sith
- EUCast Episode 92 – Obsess Much?!
- EUCast Episode 91 – Eyes on E3 
- EUCast Episode 90 – To the Victor Go the Spoils
- EUCast Episode 89 – Random Fandom: We Talk EU
- EUCast Episode 88 – Rubbed the Wrong Way
- EUCast Episode 87 – A Very Sithy World
- EUCast Episode 86 – The Future Voyages of…
- EUCast Episode 85 – Presidents in Space
- EUCast Episode 84 – Rise of the Ancient Sith
- EUCast Episode 83 – The Force Unleashed 2
- EUCast Episode 82 – Back in Black
- EUCast Episode 81 – Only 2 there are…
- EUCast Episode 80 – Red Hot Chili Peppers
- EUCast Episode 79 – Mon Cal Rangers
- EUCast Episode 78 – The Wookiee Shout
- EUCast Episode 77 – Jango the Chicken
- EUCast Episode 76 – Jar Jar in the Basement
You can find all of EUCast’s episodes here!
We Talk Clones:
We Talk Clones. Enough said, right? EUCantina’s resident Clone Wars podcast joined Solo Sound at the start of 2010, and has continued to thrive. Talking about The Clone Wars is something that fans of all ages can appreciate, and as this show has proven in the past; you never know who will be on the show next. Opinions range from 8 years to 40+ years in age, and everywhere in between. You can count on the hosts to rate each show as a whole, in the most honest way possible. These guys are true fanboys; Gentlemen dedicated to the Clone Wars and the experiences that come along with any project headed by none other then George Lucas. So strap on your headphones and listen to why you need to be watching The Clone Wars with We Talk Clones!
- WTC Episode # 53A – Savage Opress Screenings
- WTC Episode #53 – Pursuit of Peace
- WTC Episode # 52 – Heroes on Both Sides
- WTC Episode # 51 – Hunt for Ziro
- WTC Episode #50 – Evil Plans
- WTC Episode #49 – Assassin
- WTC Episode #48 – The Academy
- WTC Episode #47 – Corruption
- WTC Episode #46 – Sphere of Influence
- WTC Episode #45 – “Supply Lines”
- WTC Episode #44 – Season 3 “Clone Cadets” and “ARC Troopers”
- WTC Episode #43 – Season 3 Pre-Show
- WTC Episode #42 – Celebration V Recap
- WTC Episode # 41 – Ahsoka’s Impact on Season 2 of The Clone Wars
- WTC Episode # 40.1 – “Lost” Episode Legacy of Terror
- WTC Episode # 40 – Our Season 2 Wrap-Up Show
- WTC Episode # 39 – Our Pt.2 Season Finale Review – Lethal Trackdown
- WTC Episode # 38 – Our Pt.1 Season Finale Review -R2 Come Home
- WTC Episode # 37 – Our Death Trap Review
- WTC Episode # 36 – The Zillo Beast Strikes Back
- WTC Episode # 35 – A Two-fer Review for You
- WTC Episode # 34 – Cat and Mouse
- WTC Episode # 33 – Senate Murders
- WTC Episode #32 – Our Mandalorian Discussion
- WTC Episode # 31 – The Duchess of Mandalore
- WTC Episode #30 – Voyage of Temptation
- WTC Episode #29 – The Mandalore Plot
- WTC Episode #28 – Lightsaber Lost
- WTC Episode #27 – Grievous Intrigue / The Deserter
You can find all of We Talk Clone’s Episodes here!
Also debuting in 2010, the Solo Sound Cantina Commentaries. Various Hosts of Solo Sound come together and watch our favorite Saga and have a running commentary. And Nathan P. Butler also added his commentaries to the mix, allowing for multiple listening options. So grab yourself an episode of the Saga, open up a commentary, and enjoy yourself.
- Cantina Commentary – Episode V (Austin, Mark, and Riley)
- Cantina Commentary – Clone Wars Series 2 by Nathan Butler
- Cantina Commentary – Clone Wars Series 1 by Nathan Butler
- Cantina Commentary – Revenge of the Sith by Nathan P. Butler
- Cantina Commentary – Episode II (Austin, Mark, and Riley)
- Cantina Commentary – Attack of the Clones by Nathan P. Butler
- Cantina Commentary – The Phantom Menace by Nathan P. Butler
- Cantina Commentary – A New Hope by Nathan P. Butler
- Cantina Commentary – Episode IV (Austin, Mark, and Riley)
- Cantina Commentary – Episode I (Austin, Mark, and Riley)
You can find all of the Cantina Commentaries Episodes here!
SoloSound Audio Dramas:
Last, but certainly not least. Solo Sound Audio Dramas. SADs were the brain child of Riley Blanton and Mark Hurliman, and they spawned a whole new genre for Solo Sound. The idea was out there for Solo Sound to dabble in Audio Dramas from the start, but tired of waiting, Riley’s curiosity and Mark’s willingness won out and Only Natural soon came to life. When deciding which project to tackle next the two unanimously agreed Rest Thou Softly should be Solo Sound’s second project. The only problem was, that they were learning along the way. Riley cast more parts the second time around, and once the cast was assembled, the recording began. The hardest part was yet to come. Once the cast’s parts were all returned, Riley had the daunting task of editing the projects together. When completed, Rest Though Softly surpassed the groups expectations, and set in motion a new trend at Solo Sound. It was recently announced that SolSound’s next SAD will be John Jackson Miller’s Knight Errant: Influx. So as 2010 drifts away like atoms of a recently destroyed Death Star, stay tuned for more exciting things to come from SoloSound!