The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

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!

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E-mail the show: thebadmotivators@gmail.com

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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2
Jan

Ep. 98: Vos Talks Vader (with Sal Perales)

Sal Perales of The Rogue Rebels stops in to talk about the Darth Vader comic run and more! Here's what happens:

  • Sal Perales (@SalIMakeMusic) of The Rogue Rebels is in the house!
  • Who Got What? had to be streamlined to contain all of the awesomeness inside of one small segment. The holidays were good!
  • It's been two years since our beloved Carrie Fischer passed away. We still miss her.
  • There have been some updates on The Mandalorian, both in content and casting!
  • The fan film Vader Episode 1: Shards of the Past has caused a bit of a stir. Have you seen it? Check it out here.
  • We cover the entire Darth Vader comic series. There are so many great moments!
  • "Electrocuted" and "shocked" are not synonymous. "Electrocuted" means being killed by electricity.
  • King Tom weighs in on Vader.

 

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

 

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26
Dec

Ep. 97: It Really Is About Family, Vol. 2

It's the holiday season once again, and we've called in our family members to make this show come to life. Sometimes the non-crazy fans have some interesting perspectives! Here's what happens:

  • Eric and his daughter Stella talk about their year in the Wars, including the theater-going experience and Stella's stance on the Reylo possibility. So many twists and turns! He and his son Henry discuss what happened in TLJ and Solo, plus how great Star Wars toys are!
  • Luke and his wife Rachel discuss her thoughts on the Disney era of movies, raising kids in a Star Wars household, and how sneaky Luke can be with his collecting habits.
  • Dallas talks to his older kids London and Ainsley about their memories and favorite Star Wars stuff.
  • Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of our listeners. We're genuinely thankful that you listen to us. You guys are the best!

 

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

 

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19
Dec

Ep. 96: Three Motivators, Two Rockin’ Concerts and a Falcon Under the Tree

Updates on The Mandalorian cast, one year with The Last Jedi, and more! Here's what happens:

  • Who Got What? involves what may very well be the Holy Grail. At least for Eric.
  • It looks like we have a repeat offender for That's Metal! this week.
  • It's a Dad Motivators extravaganza!
  • The official cast announcement for The Mandalorian from starwars.com confirmed some rumors as well as offered some surprises.
  • It's been one year since The Last Jedi was released. Where are you at with it now? Has the craziness in the online community lessened at all?
  • Listener emails and voicemails!

 

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

 

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12
Dec

Ep. 95: While Dad Is Away, The Kids Will Play

Eric had to work and gave us the keys to the car. Clare Stribling @cstribs from The Imperial Senate Podcast joins us!

  • Who Got What? REDEMPTION!
  • A cautionary tale about parenting that only The Dad Motivators could tell.
  • Breaking news! Kevin Smith really loves Star Wars.
  • Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures is still awesome!
  • Star Wars Resistance, is there anything Oscar Issac doesn't make better?
  • We crack open the first issue of a series of one off comics: Age of Rebublic: Qui-Gon Jin.
  • Listener Emails and Voicemails!
  • All proceeds from the sales of the Rogue Won: A Star Wars Podcast for WinnersEP on Eric's Bandcamp page through the middle of December will be used to buy toys for The Kessel Toy Run (@thekesseltoyrun)! You'll get a download code for Eric's Subliminal Intent FOR FREE! Get some kick ass music and help get some toys for kids who are hospitalized during the holidays.

 

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 Babyor 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

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