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  Crash Override
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So I've found that there's two types of Star Wars podcasts that I've been seeking and unable to find. I'm assuming that they don't exist, but if they do by all means let me know.

They are:

1) A Star Wars literary podcast which features dialogue between two or more people -- or even a round table discussion -- about a particular book. I've seen some one-off episodes of podcasts, like the ForceCast had one for Darth Plagueis, but I am curious to see if there's one that exists specifically to go through each novel of the Expanded Universe, as well as perhaps comic arcs like Dark Empire, Crimson Empire, Dawn of the Jedi arcs, etc.

Here's an HP Lovecraft podcast that does precisely what I mean:

http://hppodcraft.com/

2) A Star Wars lore podcast, which features short episodes discussing particular topics of Star Wars lore, which would out of necessity need to be an EU podcast since what you see is what you get in the films. For instance, one episode might be about the origins of the Sith, or the Great Sith War, or Rogue Squadron, etc.

Here's an Elder Scrolls lore podcast that does precisely what I mean:

http://elderlore.wordpress.com/

I'm thinking I might try my hand at #2. I think the common thread here, if those things don't exist and I'm not just ignorant of them, is that Expanded Universe specific SW podcasts aren't too common. Most Star Wars podcasts I've seen either cover SWTOR, or cover the current news about Star Wars -- which was true even before the Disney sequel trilogy stuff.

I find this strange because the amount of EU content would allow a podcast about the EU to continue in perpetuity, because you would never run out of content to discuss.


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For your EU book by book podcast, I go with "Temple Archives A Star Wars Podcast" a little slow but I agree there isn't much in the way of individual book break downs. If you find more let me know
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I second the recommendation of Temple Archives (aka Star Wars Book Report). Also, have you tried Star Wars Beyond the Films? They cover the books and comics in detail, and also dig into the lore a bit.
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Right now Beyond the Films is my fav. I really enjoy Mark's passion and Nate's intelligence. Beyond that I listen to both Clone Wars pod casts and Star Wars Book Worms.

For non-Star Wars pod casts Riddles in the Dark is quite good.
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Haven't had a chance to listen in months but SWBTF has always been my favorite. Nathan can be kind of harsh but he knows his sh*t and Mark is so much fun to me. You guys are the best. Believe me guys, I'm coming back.
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Star Wars Bookworms is another good one. Hosts are Aaron Goins and Teresa Delgado. They often show up as guests on The Star Wars Report podcast.
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It really is too bad that temple archives has now disappeared. Does anyone have downloaded episodes that they can share?


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I'm in the same boat. There's old episodes I'd like to listen to but their site is crapped out. It's odd because they're still active on social media, but I've never got a response from them on what's up with the site.
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It is sad, this was the best book by book break down available. It was the lack of this podcast that made me want to re-fire up the Cantina book club, I really miss the complete break down.
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On a better note, I recently found Star Wars Stacks and so far it has been great. They cover one book per month.


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Lately I've been listening to Fly Casual. It's a podcast done by a group of guys up in Chicago. They delve a lot into the EU while covering reviews and rumors episodes (reviewing Star Wars Rebels episodes and books and covering movie rumors) and news and toy episodes. They're also pretty funny. I find myself laughing quite a lot for every episode. And they've got good audio quality.
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I tried listening to them, but their consistent prequel bashing wore off my interest pretty fast.


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Resurrecting this thread because I just found something amazing.

I recently discovered the concept of "Actual Play" podcasts. These are podcasts wherein the people on it are playing a tabletop RPG. The main host is the GM/DM, and the other panelists are playing. They're saying what they're doing, or speaking the character's dialogue, applying their stats and rolling dice. The DM is telling them what happens to them, or encouraging them to describe what has happened, based on the results of dice rolls.

Anyways, I just found one called Campaign. The players use the Edge of the Empire mechanic and run a continuous game in the Star Wars Legends universe.

It spun out of a podcast called One-Shot, in which individual episodes (or small clusters of them) do short campaigns using different RPG mechanics. So they did three episodes using a d20 mechanic, and then three more using Edge of the Empire, and then spun out their adventures into a standalone podcast.

Tabletop RPGs really lend themselves to the podcast format, since it's inherently a non-visual format. Everything is done through the voice of the the DM and players, and dice rolls and stats (which the players read out).

Here is episode 1, and it includes links to the original six episodes on One-Shot. http://oneshotpodcast.com/podcasts/campaign/episode-one/

The mechanic of Edge of the Empire is pretty cool. It has multiple dice, with different numbers of sides, and different faces, not numbers. If doing a check, you might roll two types of dice, the green Ability dice (d8, which has Success, Advantage, and some blank spaces) and the purple Difficulty dice (d8, with Failure, Threat, and some blank spaces). The number of dice of each colour is somehow determined by your stats. Success/Failure and Advantage/Threat might cancel each other out, so if you end your roll with, say, two success, one failure, and one threat (and the difficulty check was 1), then you "rolled a 1" and succeeded, but the DM will have something bad happen to you as well (maybe the recoil of your blaster hurt your shoulder, causing you strain, or the droid you shot at exploded and you fell backwards from the shockwave).
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That sounds amazing, Taral! I was not around during the heydey of the tabletop RPG days, but I have always wished I could play. I know people still play, but I have not found anyone to play with. Thank you so much for sharing! I am excited to check it out. Very Happy
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I'm in the same boat as you Mara. I've never played any type of tabletop RPG. The comic book shop I go to does game nights (and I think does the Edge of the Empire game). I may talk to them, learn a bit more about what they do, and see if there's a way to drop in one night. Maybe watch, then if I think it looks fun, buy a rulebook.
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