The Cantina Cast podcast is the one that started all of this. Back in April of 2011 Mike convinced one of his best friends Brian to start a podcast. The original premise for the show was to combine Mikes Star Wars knowledge with Brian’s video game knowledge to cover Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO (massively multiplayer online ). After a year of ups and downs and the game turning out to be…not so great Mike and Brian closed the cantina down. For several months Mike was missing talking about Star Wars and podcasting. Mike had flirted with bringing the Cantina Cast back to life but wasn’t sure how to do it. Like Luke, the force found a way to get him back to podcasting about Star Wars. It all changed on October of 2012 when Disney bought Lucasfilm. After a few months of digesting the news of new movies hitting the big screen an old friend got in touch with Mike. Joao reached out to Mike to see if he wanted to podcast about Star Wars and the rest is history. Each week Mike and Joao breakdown the current news, speculate on where the holy saga is going, the psychology of the characters in the GFFA and their claim to fame, character dissections.
Betting, Calling, Shifting, and Drawing … An Idiot’s Array was known to trump any hand in a game of Sabacc, even a Pure Sabacc, and this is what we, at The Cantina Cast … hope to deal out to YOU. We’re laying out a fresh deck of cards, with a strategy to ‘Bridge’ the GFFA for generations to come! Hosted by Alan Zaugg and co-hosted by Mark Sutter and Ryder Waldron.
It became very clear to Mike that the Star Wars canon novels and young adult books were not being covered enough by the Cantina Cast and Idiot’s Array podcasts. With some much for both shows to cover, Mike thought it was best to match up two of the smartest star wars fans he knew. Hosted by Mark Sutter and co-host Rebecca Benjamin. Every time a novel or young adult book is released Mark and Rebecca analyze how this connects to the overall saga.
Since the Cantina Cast podcasting family has grown, Mike thought it was time to branch out from the Star Wars Comfort zone and create an all purpose geek podcast. Hosted by Crowley, who Mike had became friends with while they both covered Star Wars: The old Republic. Crowley is joined by Joao (co-host of the Cantina Cast) where they both give an unfiltered opinion of movies, wrestling, video games, Star Wars (of course) and many other geeky things. If you get offended this is not the podcast for you.