The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

13
Mar

Ep. 108: Down with the Sickness

Celebration news, Star Wars Resistance is on fire, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Luke's wife got sick right before we started the show, so he had to go take care of her. He's a good dude.
  • Who Got What? is a Funko and clearance extravaganza.
  • Star Wars Celebration is so close. Announce the rest of the panels for crying out loud!
  • People have seen Episode IX footage. They saw it in St. Louis. Eric missed it.
  • Dallas has an idea about Rey's training.
  • Star Wars Resistance episode 19, No Escape: Part 1 shows Tam being manipulated, Kaz being a hero, and a crazy find in the Colossus. Man, oh man.
  • An email from Rik and a voicemail from King Tom.

 

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!

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Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

6
Mar

Ep. 107: It’s a Niima Outpost Nightmare

Big Galaxy's Edge news, crazy Episode IX ideas from Luke, and Star Wars Resistance is SERIOUSLY heating up. Here's what happens:

  • It's TBM merch galore in Who Got What? this week.
  • Naigon's Electronic Creations makes great lightsaber electronics. Check them out at saberigniter.com.
  • We dive into the news about Star Wars Galaxy's Edge from the media day last week. Check out the info on ew.com and start saving your money.
  • Luke presents a crazy idea about Niima the Hutt and the chances of her appearing in Episode IX. I'm not sure that everyone is onboard with this.
  • Episode 18 of Star Wars Resistance, Descent, brings it in a big way. It's really good. We can't possibly recommend it enough.
  • Listener email and voicemail talk. Some Walmart stores have let their Star Wars section go to crap. The English love to torment Eric.
  • DON'T FORGET THE MERCH!

 

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!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

27
Feb

Ep. 106: Never Tell Me the Odds

Somebody won a 5-day pass to Celebration, potential big deal TV series news, more episodes of Star Wars Resistance than we thought, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Somehow we manage to get off track during Who Got What? when concert attendance turns into a situation. Don't worry, we bring it back around!
  • Some TV series news plus some possible movement on the Rian Johnson trilogy?
  • We're considering starting a monthly call-in show. What do you think?
  • It turns out that there are more episodes of Star Wars Resistance than Eric thought. That's what he gets for shooting his mouth off. Anyway, episode 17, The Disappeared, takes the First Order occupation of the Colossus up a notch. And then ending has us on the edge of our seats!
  • The winner of the 5-day pass to Star Wars Celebration Chicago is [insert name here]! Seriously, you have to listen to find out.
  • Some pretty spoiler-y Episode IX rumors from Reddit and Now, This Is Podcasting. We don't break it down beat by beat, but we want to let you know what's out there.
  • Listener emails and voicemails, including major news that we forgot to mention at the beginning of the shows like the geniuses we are.

 

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!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

20
Feb

Ep. 105: My Mother Was a Probe Droid

Star Wars Resistance is gonna bump into The Force Awakens any second, and there are SO MANY toys coming. Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? is filled with joy and lament. Is there going to be an intervention in anyone's future? Also, Valentine's Day scores!
  • We're gonna have a TRIPLE FORCE FRIDAY this year on October 4th. Episode IX, The Mandalorian, and Jedi: Fallen Order will all be represented. Get it? Triple?
  • The New York Toy Fair was a fountain of awesomeness. There are so many cool things on the way! There are a couple of Celebration-exclusive 20th Anniversary Black Series figures that are DOPE.
  • The Hasbro Toy Shop is now Hasbro Pulse. Pay a subscription price to get free shipping. What?
  • There's an 8" Hyperreal Darth Vader available for pre-order. It's only $10 per inch!
  • The Mandalorian and Episode IX have wrapped! We're getting close.
  • Star Wars Resistance episode 16, The Core Problem, sets up Poe's mission to Jakku when he comes to pick up BB-8. It's a great balance of fun and seriousness. Just one more to go!
  • A handful of Episode IX spoiler-ish updates from Making Star Wars.
  • Listener emails and voicemails!
  • Eric calls the outro mashup Livin' on a Love Story. Check it out on YouTube right here. Give it a like and share it!
  • Don't forget about our Star Wars Celebration 5-day pass giveaway. This is the last week to enter. Check out this tweet for details.

 

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!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

13
Feb

Ep. 104: Brain Drain and a Space Cane

Celebration is on the way, Star Wars Resistance only has a couple of episodes left in the season, and some Walmarts are terrible at getting the correct tags on the shelves. Here's what happens:

  • A vacation for Dallas, a Dad Motivator Moment featuring a strapping young lad, crappy weather and more right out of the gate.
  • It turns out that Who Got What? leads to "Who's Getting What?" when Eric admits that he ordered something WHILE the show was being recorded. We need help.
  • Eric's wife Amanda is the subject of That's Metal! this week. She's totally metal.
  • Dallas walks us through episode 15 of Star Wars Resistance, The New Trooper. It turns out it's not about a new Iron Maiden album.
  • Oops, we forgot to mention some Episode IX costume concept image leaks. We got it. Thanks, Luke!
  • Some listener emails and a voicemail!
  • Luke's wife being cool with his last-minute trip to Celebration Orlando shows you how lucky he is.
  • Eric's recording rig takes a dump. Tears fall, bad words are said.
  • Don't forget about our Star Wars Celebration 5-day pass giveaway. Check out this tweet for details.

 

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!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

6
Feb

Ep. 103: We Didn’t Even Get a Title for This Episode

Maybe an Episode IX title, and some Episode IX rumors! Here's what happens:

  • Well, we DIDN'T get a title for Episode IX.
  • Luke gives us an update on our Star Wars Celebration 5-day pass giveaway. Check out this tweet for details.
  • Who Got What? is a good one.
  • A special Dad Motivator Moment involving a marriage proposal of sorts.
  • Some Episode IX rumors from our friend Jason Ward at makingstarwars.net. Don't want to be spoiled? Jump ahead like 10 minutes when you hear it coming.
  • Some news about The Mandalorian from Taika Waititi.
  • Cliff Clavin will be signing autographs at Celebration 2019!
  • New comics and books for Galaxy's Edge. I guess now you'll have something to read when you're in line in the park.
  • We talk about episode 14 of Star Wars Resistance, The First Order Occupation. We all dig this show.
  • That's Metal! is pretty metal.
  • Listener emails and voicemails, some of which are also pretty metal!
  • Check out Isosine on Youtube for the dope ass mashup at the end.

 

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!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

30
Jan

Ep. 102: R5 Is Alive!

It's him! Is R5 gonna be in The Mandalorian? Please, please, please. Here's what happens:

  • Our friend Rebecca O'Hanlon (@rebeccaohanlon) of the You're Creepy podcast (@YouCreepy) hangs out and talks scary stuff, Star Wars and more!
  • Impulse control and the lack thereof is the theme of Who Got What? this week.
  • Luke gives us an update on our Star Wars Celebration 5-day pass giveaway. Be sure to follow the rules, people! We genuinely want you to win. Check out this tweet for details.
  • Jon Favreau shares a glorious picture on Instagram of our friend and yours, R5-D4! Does this mean that he'll be in The Mandalorian?!? Rebecca has an interesting though on this.
  • Come on, EA. What's the deal?
  • Star Wars Resistance episode 13, The Doza Dilemma, is a double helping of double-crossing action. These hips don't lie.
  • Luke brings an idea to the table regarding what Kylo Ren might be up to in Episode IX. It gets ugly, people.
  • King Tom's voicemail leads to a Dad Motivators Moment where we find out that lying to kids is sometimes the only way to go.

 

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!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

23
Jan

Ep. 101: You Got WHAT?!?

Star Wars Resistance is ramping up, and we announce a HUGE giveaway for Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago! Here's what happens:

  • Dallas has generously donated a 5-day pass to Star Wars Celebration for us to give away to a lucky listener. Be sure to listen for details, and check the show out on Twitter for further instructions! It's the play-at-home version of Who Got What?
  • Speaking of Who Got What? this week, money was spent. But what a haul!
  • The triumphant return of That's Metal!
  • Some possible news about The Mandalorian.
  • Star Wars Resistance episode 12, Dangerous Business, finds the First Order acquiring gear for their war machine. Good times!
  • The Dad Motivators Moment turns into moments. Kids are hilarious sometimes. And sometimes they're buttholes.
  • Our buddy Ryan from Baltimore checks in. What a good dude.
  • Don't miss the song at the end. You're welcome.

 

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!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

16
Jan

Ep. 100: The Steele of the Century

The Motivators made it to 100! How did it get here so fast? Time flies when you're something something. Here's what happens:

  • Steele Saunders of Steele Wars (@SteeleWars) keeps the streak alive and helps us celebrate 100 episodes!
  • Luke makes a comeback in Who Got What? this week.
  • In a surprising twist, a copyright claim is the spark that lights a fire that burns down sensibility.
  • Star Wars Resistance is back!
  • Parenting advice and an appearance by youngling Harrison Saunders in this weeks' The Dad Motivators Moment.
  • We can't possibly thank everyone enough for the outpouring of support for our 100th episode. We received so many great emails and voicemails!
  • Some new t-shirt sizzle?

 

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!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978

 

9
Jan

Ep. 99: I Got 99 Episodes and This Is One

It's the first recording of the new year. We have so much to look forward to in 2019! Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? shows that you can't keep the Christmas streak going for too long.
  • Todd Fisher talks about Carrie Fisher's footage for Episode IX.
  • Bob Iger talks Disney+ and Galaxy's Edge.
  • Disney park prices going up?
  • When are we gonna get a title for Episode IX?
  • Heroes of the Empire, a documentary about the UK garrison of the 501st, will be on Amazon Prime Video starting February 8th!
  • Chuck Wendig saw our shirt!

 

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!

E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter!

The Bad Motivators: @bad_motivators
Luke Cruser: @lukecruser
Eric Strothers: @ericstrothers
Dallas Wood: @dwizzle1978