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Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour

Two Star Wars-obsessed Chicagoans discuss everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away in this bi-weekly happy hour podcast. From the films to the novels and everything in between, hosts Alyce and Laura get you up to date on the latest Star Wars news, complete with some minor wine-induced garbling. Grab your favorite beverage and get toasted with Alyce and Laura. Email us at forcetoastpod@gmail.com
Two Star Wars-obsessed Chicagoans discuss everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away in this bi-weekly happy hour podcast. From the films to the novels and everything in between, hosts Alyce and Laura get you up to date on the latest Star Wars news, complete with some minor wine-induced garbling. Grab your favorite beverage and get toasted with Alyce and Laura. Email us at forcetoastpod@gmail.com << Show Less
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Ep 77: Blunt Slap to the Face The sun is shining, it’s almost Star Wars Day, Celebration is getting close, no one has loose bowels, and everything is coming up Alyce! Cheers! Sláinte! Salud! In Episode 77, hosts Alyce and Laura recap* their recent travel adventures and catch up on what’s happening in Star Wars news, including:Adventures at O’Hare airportAlyce gets caught up on Marvel Phase 4Star Wars Celebration panel announcements have been rolling out the last few weeks and we’ve got a recap to get you up to speed Will Boba Fett make an appearance in Season 2 of The Bad Batch? Signs are pointing to yes.We might be getting more Star Wars Visions sooner than you think! (via Cinelinx)Today in misunderstood headlines, Bryce Dallas Howard wore a romper in an interview? The good era of Adam Sandler moviesIs author Adam Christopher going to drop the names of Rey’s parents in Shadow of the Sith? The High Republic: Path of Deceit saw all the gorgeous High Republic cover art and said, “hold my beer”There’s a new excerpt available on starwars.com from Star Wars: Brotherhood featuring Asajj Ventress!Could Quinlan Vos show up in the Kenobi series? Alyce is calling it.You can get a free ticket to the virtual book launch for SW: Brotherhood on ZoomTrivia but make it sexySend your Who Said It Star Wars trivia questions to Alyce on twitter or to forcetoastpod@gmail.com for next episode and she’ll read it in an unnecessarily sexy voice!Helpful links referenced in this episode:Laura joins The Geek Buddies to discuss what’s happening in nerdy news and a Q&A session. Watch it on YouTube here!It’s a Star Wars Schmoedown reunion! Laura joined Andrew and Nicki Dimalanta on Going Rogue to talk about Star Wars Celebrations past and future.Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
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Ep 77: Blunt Slap to the Face The sun is shining, it’s almost Star Wars Day, Celebration is getting close, no one has loose bowels, and everything is coming up Alyce! Cheers! Sláinte! Salud! In Episode 77, hosts Alyce and Laura recap* their recent travel adventures and catch up on what’s happening in Star Wars news, including:Adventures at O’Hare airportAlyce gets caught up on Marvel Phase 4Star Wars Celebration panel announcements have been rolling out the last few weeks and we’ve got a recap to get you up to speed Will Boba Fett make an appearance in Season 2 of The Bad Batch? Signs are pointing to yes.We might be getting more Star Wars Visions sooner than you think! (via Cinelinx)Today in misunderstood headlines, Bryce Dallas Howard wore a romper in an interview? The good era of Adam Sandler moviesIs author Adam Christopher going to drop the names of Rey’s parents in Shadow of the Sith? The High Republic: Path of Deceit saw all the gorgeous High Republic cover art and said, “hold my beer”There’s a new excerpt available on starwars.com from Star Wars: Brotherhood featuring Asajj Ventress!Could Quinlan Vos show up in the Kenobi series? Alyce is calling it.You can get a free ticket to the virtual book launch for SW: Brotherhood on ZoomTrivia but make it sexySend your Who Said It Star Wars trivia questions to Alyce on twitter or to forcetoastpod@gmail.com for next episode and she’ll read it in an unnecessarily sexy voice!Helpful links referenced in this episode:Laura joins The Geek Buddies to discuss what’s happening in nerdy news and a Q&A session. Watch it on YouTube here!It’s a Star Wars Schmoedown reunion! Laura joined Andrew and Nicki Dimalanta on Going Rogue to talk about Star Wars Celebrations past and future.Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Ep 76: Booze and Jacuzz Once you pop, the fun don’t stop. Force Toast and Pringles have that in common. In Episode 76, hosts Alyce and Laura have a lot of good money making ideas for Star Wars but no important Disney people want to listen to this… which is their loss and your gain, dear listener!Someone please hit the button that ends winter. That’s enough. We have had enough.  You know that old saying, when you run out of Busch Light, drink Diet Coke? No? Bueller? Bueller?BAE WATCH IS ON. EW has the scoop on how and why Lucasfilm decided to bring back Vader and just how Canadian Deborah Chow really is.There are still some tickets left for Star Wars Celebration if you’d like to re-live our 2019 drunken hotel party with us. Or like if you want to see celebrities at the convention or whatever.Forever Old Christopher Lloyd has joined the cast of The Mandalorian in the role of Baby Yoda. You heard it here first. This is a Force Toast Exclusive. We stan Uncle Fester.There is literally only one component of the bullet point above that is true.Bad Batch Booted to 2023? << That’s what we would use as the headline if we wrote this article. Alliteration is FUN, okay? But as far as the question, we’re guessing no.Establishing, once again, that we have good ideas and Disney could just hire us to do all the Star Wars marketing. Everyone go shame Alyce for being behind on her readingThis Shadow of the Sith excerpt is money. Read it. A few more non-spoilery thoughts on Star Wars: Queen’s HopeYour lightsaber trivia is nonsenseNow everyone clap for Alyce because she got a new job! Yay, Alyce!PopHelpful links referenced in this episode:On the March 27th episode of The Jedi Way, Rocha and Laura talk about Star Wars Celebration, their past convention experiences and what you should be doing RIGHT NOW to prepare for your next con. Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Ep 75: Destination Dry-Ass Have you ever wondered how sarlaccs reproduce? No? Too bad, now you’re gonna learn.In Episode 75, hosts Alyce and Laura celebrate* the fact that this podcast somehow made it to 75 episodes? Like, how? Why? Who approved this?On a scale from 1 to 10, how musty are your pants?Laura ruins the episode. Right from the get go. Ruined.Thank you, Anonymous Listener, for the Ko-fi contribution!The Kiners dropped some fun Star Wars animation details during a recent fundraiser for relief efforts in Ukraine. You can contribute to the Ko-fi for the fundraiser here.The High Republic but make it Muppet Babies. Or “Stranger Things in Space”? Is this a real thing? (via Cinelinx)More evidence of Temuera Morrison in Kenobi? Alyce thinks no, but check out this photo and judge for yourselfRecap on Tap: Kenobi Edition! Let’s break down the trailer and make wild speculations! Plus, initial thoughts on Star Wars: Queen’s Hope (no spoilers) and a brief discussion of the final Phase I High Republic comics.Helpful links referenced in this episode:We’re proud to be a part of the Amidala Initiative to support the Equality Texas Foundation, trans youth and their families. Want to know more? Check out the twitter account here and donate to the GoFundMe here.On the  March 13 episode of The Jedi Way, Rocha and Laura discuss the Kenobi trailer and the Jedi Order’s rules on attachmentTwitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Ep 74: Shiny Shirt Selection Welcome, citizen detectives! We’ve missed you! We've had a busy month of travels but we’re back to [hopefully] a somewhat regular schedule (lol but don’t quote us on that). In Episode 74, hosts Alyce and Laura have* a lot to catch up on and not a lot of time to do it, so we’re hitting a few of the bigger items and recapping-on-tapping the end of The Book of Boba Fett and a few recent High Republic reads.Laura finally watched Yellowjackets and this podcast may end up adding a whole ass Yellowjackets segment when season 2 dropsA big, wet, enthusiastic, whole-hearted THANK YOU to Jane for the ko-FI!Love that people got to check out Galactic Starcrusier and share their experiences on social media, but from the looks of things, uh, yikesEnjoy the moment in this episode where we congratulate ourselves on not being complete dicks KENOBI WATCH. Updates on the release date, music, and casting. WARNING: This segment includes a discussion about a Kenobi set leak. If you want to avoid this discussion, skip 18:20-21:25Not sure what Jon Watts is up to in Star Wars, but he’s up to something! Star Wars-equivalent citizen detectives, get on it! Audiobook fans, rejoice! There’s an audio excerpt from Star Wars: Queen’s Hope for your listening pleasure on Youtini!Apparently we missed an announcement about a Kenobi YA novel at some point, but we’re excited about it nowIn this episode’s Recap on Tap we’re closing The Book of Boba Fett with a discussion on Chapters 6 and 7A brief, spoiler-free review of Midnight Horizon AND a spoiler-free discussion of The High Republic comic run ahead of the final issue on March 2, 2022. Want a preview of Issue #15? Find it here on sw.comBuzz, buzz, buzz!Wanna help Ukraine grab Putin by the p*ssy? Look no further:13 Ways to Help The People Of Ukraine Right Now (Forbes)Want to support the people in Ukraine? Here's how you can helpRHONY Fans - Bethenny Frankel's BSTRONGHelpful links referenced in this episode:On the most recent episode of The Jedi Way, John Rocha and Laura catch up on the future of Star Wars on the big and small screen Catch up with Laura and The Geek Buddies’ final reviews of The Book of Boba Fett. Here are YouTube links for Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 on The Outlaw NationHere’s a link to the Cobb Vanth shirt on Teepublic designed by Bryan Ward that Laura mentionedTwitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Ep 73: Happy Avernersery What’s that? Oh snap! It’s a whole lotta Recap on Tap! No cap, there’s just so much to unwrap. This is the part where you clap.In Episode 73, hosts Alyce and Laura breeze* through a few news items and then it’s on to SPOILER reviews and recaps of all the newest Star Wars offerings IT’S A TRAP ok sorry now we’re doneThe cast announcements for the Ahsoka live-action series just keep on coming!When to expect Season 2 of Star Wars: The Bad BatchThe High Republic is here to keep the rats fed! If you’re looking to get a little taste of Daniel José Older’s The High Republic: Midnight Horizon, you can find excerpts on CNET and on Gizmodo! And BONUS, there’s a preview out for The High Republic #14 too! Recap on Tap is packed today with The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray and The Book of Boba Fett Chapters 4 and 5. SPOILERS all around! If you’re not caught up on THR, The Fallen Star spoilers are here: 16:40-59:30.Helpful links referenced in this episode:Alyce and Laura joined Eli and Jacob on the In a Galaxy pod for their The Clone Wars re-watch! Join us for the Rush Clovis arc in Season 6 on Apple Podcasts or SpotifyLaura is reviewing this season of The Book of Boba Fett with The Geek Buddies on The Outlaw Nation on YouTube. Reviews for Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 are out now!Laura joined Movie Trivia Schmoedown peeps Saul, Sean Sullivan and Rachel Silvestrini on The Gucciverse to weigh in on TBoBF Chapter 5Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Ep 72: I Am Petting My Dog, GTFO In Episode 72, hosts Alyce and Laura are deeply concerned* about Black Krrsantan getting dehydrated. Despite their concern for him during the Recap on Tap segment, it was someone else involved with this recording who did, in fact, overheat and vomit that day. We learned some fun stuff about what’s to come in The High Republic’s Phase 2 at the The High Republic Anniversary Panel on January 4, 2022Someone leaked a "trailer" for a Narwhal Knight of Ren film/series and maybe forgot to insert the right music file?Recommended reading before Star Wars: Brotherhood drops in MayRecap on Tap is packed! Laura covers some recent comics, including Eye of the Storm #1, which you can find a preview of here. Then we dive into The Book of Boba Fett Chapters 2 and 3!This video of Tameura Morrison talking about filming Attack of the Clones is so wholesomeHelpful links referenced in this episode:Laura is reviewing this season of The Book of Boba Fett with The Geek Buddies on John Rocha’s YouTube channel. Find the review for Chapter 3 here!Laura joined the Triad of the Force podcast to review Chapter 3 of The Book of Boba Fett on their January 13 episodeTwitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Ep 71: God Hated It (lolz) This episode is brought to you by a hotdog bar in a Drury Inn somewhere in Missouri. Not really.In Episode 71, hosts Alyce and Laura return* from Christmas and New Years to cold weather and COVID, respectively. Alyce encountered exactly 0 alligators in Louisiana. So that trip was pointless.More Kenobi casting news! The Twilight franchise comes up in conversation again somehow. Two episodes in a row, what a treat!Take a drink every time alligators come up in conversationWhat is your Star Wars major? Write in and tell us: forcetoastpod@gmail.comLaura has a quick PSA/spoiler-free review of Star Wars The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray. In summary: read it now. Don’t wait. Recap on Tap! The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land. If you’re behind or just waiting to watch and avoiding spoilers for the new series, skip 31:15-1:14:18.We’re not saying we agree with this Book of Boba Fett review, because it’s so mean, but it’s also kinda funnyWhile we’re on the subject of the new Boba series, did Parks & Recreation spoil the beginning back in 2013? Here’s the video that’s been circulating the internet this week [Boba episode 1 spoilers in link!]Helpful links referenced in this episode:Laura is back with The Geek Buddies to review The Book of Boba Fett episode 1Laura joins Starlight Beacon Transmissions to talk about The High Republic on YouTube on Monday, January 3, 2022Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Ep 70: Galactic Star Loser If you’re a news site editor reading this in the future, don’t even THINK about stealing our episode title and using it as a headline for your review of the Galactic Starcruiser hotel at Disney World. We will call you on it. In Episode 70, hosts Alyce and Laura are up bright and early with mimosas and spiked coffee to catch up* on Star Wars news, quote 90s-era Saturday Night Live skits and gush about Spider-Man and Yellowjackets.Alyce DRIVES now. Like, she drives a car. For real. What you need to know about a new Star Wars video game and the #BlackOutStarWarsEclipse initiativeRecommended reading this week: The Hollywood Reporter’s most recent article (Dec 16) on the forthcoming Book of Boba Fett! It features fun reveals, how Fett’s story will be different from Din Djarin’s, and getting to know showrunner Robert Rodriguez.Listen carefully and enjoy how gracefully we segue from talking about Star Wars: The Acolyte to talking about American Pie It’s an Age of Resistance reunion! What happened when Pilot Jess Pava actress Jessica Henwick met Rian Johnson on the set of Knives Out 2 (via SyFy.com)This excerpt for The High Republic: Fallen Star by Claudia Gray has us HYPED af! (via starwars.com)Fear not, we are most definitely talking about those sh-tty Galactic Starcruiser videos that were circling the internet earlier this month.Recap on Tap! Laura shares some takeaways from C2E2 (Chicago’s Comic Con) panels that featured Star Wars authors, Delilah Dawson, Charles Soule and Timothy ZahnLaura quizzes Alyce on the opening crawls and Alyce seeks out “the most difficult” Star Wars trivia on the internet (it’s not).Helpful links referenced in this episode:Laura joins The Geek Buddies for a spoiler-filled review of Spider-Man: No Way Home on John Rocha’s YouTube channelTwitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Episode 69 (lol) Listen, we give a warning in the description of every episode, but it is especially necessary for this one. Adult content ahead. Consider yourself warned.In Episode 69, hosts Alyce and Laura delve* into the dirty debauchery of Star Wars news, recaps, trivia in an effort to probably scar you for life.   Alyce rocked her test! So let’s take a shot! Yay, Alyce!One man’s Sarlacc is another man’s feisty butthole.“Book of Boba Fett” is too many words to say so it’s “bobf” now. We don’t make the rules. Anyway here’s the “Reign” teaser.Disney may have just narrowed down the premiere date for Andor-And/Or What. But in the age of COVID, deadlines are more like guidelines, so take it with a grain of salt and a shot of tequila.Laura is not allowed to see Frozen on stage. Not for pervert reasons.Alyce has Thanksgiving Day traditions and it involves parades and dogs and *checks notes* crying?Deadline announces our live-action Sabine Wren (allegedly). What do you think?Can someone send us the Star Wars issue of Empire Magazine? It wasn’t online anywhere when we recorded.Recap on Tap: Short and Sweet Edition. Laura is struggling with Thrawn Ascendancy Book 2 and Alyce is preparing to balance The High Republic with The Wheel of Time books. Best of luck to them both.A very special, on-theme voicemail from our friend Aris. In this context, “special” means sexually explicit. Strap on, friends. IN, sorry. Strap in.Helpful links referenced in this episode:On the 11/17 episode of The Jedi Way, Rocha and Laura break down the essential Anakin/Ahsoka episodes of The Clone WarsLaura talks Schmoedown, Mando and Thrawn with Bryan on the 11/24 ep of Pink MilkBrennen Marr and Laura talk about droids in the 11/19 ep of Page Turners They Were NotTwitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
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