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!
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
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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Love the show. Love the and appreciate the content and the passion from the host and all the contributors. That being said, I cannot stand it when podcasters (because this is not a DS specific thing) have 3+ ppl discussing a specific topic and every single one of them MUST!!! Give their own clever and well thought out opinion/idea/theory at the same time as the other 2-3 people try to do the same thing. As a listener, it’s the height of annoyance when I am following along, because idk the itinerary for the show, and I’m constantly having to try and hear 3 ppl talking over each other about a topic or maybe it’s not even relative to the topic at hand but a pun or off hand joke and when the cacophony is all over, we move on, leaving me feeling like I missed something, when I would really like to hear EVERYONES opinion/idea/theory, because that’s why I’m here. Again, it’s a personal pet peeve, toss it aside if you must. It’s not all the time, and it’s probably not a big deal to you. I still give this pod 5/5 cause again, I don’t think you’ll find people with the same level of passion elsewhere. It’s always a nice feeling to pick an episode from the portfolio, whether new or old and be transported into a healthy discussion or debate that some may not be able to experience.
Why aren't you listening yet?!
You feel like you're sitting with your own best friends talking, debating and celebrating Star Wars. Todd is an amazing host with such a deep breadth of Star Wars knowledge that you'll always walk away learning something new.
Just a great dive into Star Wars.
Love every bit of this podcast. Todd does a great job. Can't wait for more as we get closer to other Star Wars movies