The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

16
Oct

Ep. 139: Pulling the Plug

Still waiting on a trailer, a new episode of Resistance, and birthday aftermath! Here's what happens:

  • This again?
  • Who Got What? includes some Triple Force Friday stragglers.
  • Is Rian Johnson still doing the thing?
  • Freddie Prinze, Jr. had some things to say. Some loud, expletive-laden things.
  • Is there something going on at Lucasfilm? Is Kathleen Kennedy considering stepping down?
  • The second episode of the new season of Star Wars Resistance is really good. A Quick Salvage Run has some tense moments, some solid action, and a couple of dark overtones. Get it!
  • Mysterious mystery box mysteries.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @tarkintangents

 

11
Oct

PATREON PREVIEW - That’s Metal - Ep. 4: Oh, That’s Classic(al)

Check out this preview of The Bad Motivators Patreon-exclusive show, That's Metal! In this episode, Eric takes a look at classical music's influence on metal music. Has classical music shaped the metal music of today? You'll have to listen to find out. Well, not really. I'll tell you, the answer is yes. But listen!

Want to hear more? Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to sign up. You'll get this bonus show along with lots of others for just $8 per month. Thanks for being awesome!

9
Oct

Ep. 138: Triple Fresh Friday

Criss Fresh talks surviving Triple Force Friday, Resistance is back, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Criss Fresh (@crissfresh) is back with some great Triple Force Friday stories!
  • Who Got What? is a whole thing.
  • Season 2 episode 8 of The Geek Dudes started out with a bang. We talk about that.
  • Star Wars Resistance is back for season 2! We saw this episode at the Celebration panel, but it was great to catch it again and dig out all of the particulars.
  • Is the Episode IX trailer dropping next week?
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Instagram: @badmotivators

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @tarkintangents

 

2
Oct

Ep. 137: B-b-b-b-bad Motivators

The countdown to Triple Force Friday nears its end, Empire magazine's early release to subscribers hits the internet, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Dallas and Luke clean up in Who Got What?
  • Star Wars gives us a rundown of what to expect for Triple Force Friday, and Yakface dropped the unofficial checklist that's a Christmas dream list. It's gonna be good!
  • Kevin Feige is going to work on a Star Wars project!
  • Empire magazine's The Rise of Skywalker issue hits subscribers early, and they shared it with the world. There's some great stuff in there.
  • We got an excerpt from Resistance Reborn, an upcoming novel that's part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker line. Neat!
  • Robbo gives us the Boba Fett pitch we've all been waiting for.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @tarkintangents

 

25
Sep

Ep. 136: Learning to Let Go

Triple Force Friday is almost here, Disney+ preorders go live, and Bob Iger wrote a book. Here's what happens:

  • Luke makes Dallas's and Eric's day in Who Got What?
  • We're finally getting a good idea of the stuff coming on Triple Force Friday, mostly because stores keep putting the merchandise out before you can actually buy it.
  • Hasbro, this might be a dud.
  • Funko is doing some solid work.
  • There's a Luke Skywalker convention exclusive that we can't get in the US. It's neat. Very neat.
  • Disney+ presale goes live for the general public.
  • What now, Twitter?
  • Bob Iger give the business.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @tarkintangents

 

23
Sep

PATREON FREEBIE - Fairly Critical - It: Chapter 1&2 w/Matt Frost

Fairly Critical is normally just for Patrons on our Patreon feed, but we wanted to give everyone else a sample!

Luke is joined by friend of the show Matt Frost (@phroosh77 on twitter) to discuss the most recent movie adaptations of Stephen King's It.

This is full spoiler episode about both It: Chapter 1 & 2. 

Matt also records a fun podcast about Peppa Pig from the perspective of two dads who always get stuck watching it with their kids. It's called "I'm a Bit Of An Expert."

If you would like to hear Matt and talk in length about the book, consider joining The Bad Motivators Patreon. Where not only can you get "Fairly Critical" but you also get; "Seismic Charges" a podcast dedicated to Star Wars Comics with Luke, King Tom, and Rashad Qasem of Whill Communications.

Also on the feed are two different shows from Eric Strothers called "That's Metal", where our resident rock god talks about all things metal. And "Strothers Family Secrets" a family oriented show he records with his kids, while trying not to pull out his hair. 

And last but not least, twice a month Dallas Wood brings you "Tarkin Tangents." A show about a little of this, and a little of that, but definitely bring a beer.  

 

18
Sep

Ep. 135: You Need to Calm Down

Disney+ is gonna rule, Solo spin-off rumors, and Snoke's a butthole. Here's what happens:

  • Eric comes out of nowhere with a triumphant win in Who Got What?, and a friend hooks Dallas up to keep him in the game.
  • Hasbro offered the SDCC exclusives on the Hasbro Pulse website. Being a Pulse Premium member really paid off! Just kidding. It didn't.
  • The Netherlands got a Disney+ beta, and it is robust.
  • People are crazy.
  • Kylo Ren, am I right?
  • Snoke is the worst Scoutmaster of all time. The dude doesn't even know how to dress to go camping. It's no wonder nobody made it to Eagle Scout. Check out the Star Wars: Age of Resistance - Supreme Leader Snoke comic to find out more.
  • We did it all for the cheeseburgers.
  • Go buy some t-shirts! The link is below.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @tarkintangents

 

13
Sep

PATREON PREVIEW - That’s Metal - Ep. 3: John Williams, the Metal Maestro

Check out this preview of The Bad Motivators Patreon-exclusive show, That's Metal! In this episode, Eric analyzes some of favorite Star Wars film score moments for metal content. What's the most metal John Williams song ever? You'll have to listen to find out.

Want to hear more? Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to sign up. You'll get this bonus show along with lots of others for just $8 per month. Thanks for being awesome!

11
Sep

Ep. 134: Sheev It Up with Robbo

Finally some Black Series news for Triple Force Friday, plus Snoke in comic form! Here's what happens:

  • Our pal Robbo (@GC9X) helps us break down some big SPOILERS at the end of the episode. Don't worry, we give plenty of warnings.
  • It's twist and twist and turn after turn in Who Got What? this week. Luke tells us about the toy store that the Beach Boys wrote a song about.
  • We finally get some Black Series leaks for the wave that will be out on Triple Force Friday! The figures look great. Thank you YakFace via @karldiesel on Instagram!
  • Kylo Ren goes to Dagobah with Snoke in the Age of Resistance: Snoke comic. He faces Luke in the cave the same way that Luke faced Vader there. What do you think about that?
  • SPOILER WARNING! We talk about the spoilers that Jason Ward, Jedi Paxis and Bespin Bulletin have been serving up. There are plenty of warnings going in, so you'll have plenty of time to bail out if you don't want to hear them. And trust us, we totally get it if it's not your thing. It's a lot of fun though!
  • Go buy some t-shirts! The link is below.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @tarkintangents

 

4
Sep

Ep. 133: (Ph)asma and H(ux)

No spoilers here, but there's still plenty to talk about. Here's what happens:

  • Kids, am I right?
  • Who Got What? leads to "who's not getting what, like ever" for a couple of us. Dallas scores though.
  • In Twitter news, like what you like but don't start a fight. Or do, I guess.
  • What responsibility do creatives have for the actions the people who consume their art take?
  • We read Star Wars: Age of Resistance - General Hux and it is good. Quite good. And pretty metal.
  • What are you hoping for during Triple Force Friday? When are we getting a trailer?
  • Wolf face tattoos. Or something.
  • Go buy some t-shirts! The link is below.
  • Dig the show? Support our podcast on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/thebadmotivators to find out more. Thanks for being awesome.

 

WE HAVE MERCH! You can get t-shirts and the like at https://t.co/ozsvg2LKpO.

Like the theme music? You can get The Merge's album, Subliminal Intent, at CD Baby or wherever you buy music online.

Eric has a Bandcamp page where you can get uncompressed stereo versions of some of the great podcast themes and bumpers you've come to know and love! I know, right?!? Check it out here!

A big thank you Xurxo (@laseraw) for the killer artwork!

Dig the show? Consider leaving us a 5-star review on iTunes! Robbo said you should.

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @tarkintangents