The Skyhoppers Podcast
A Star Wars podcast about whatever the heck we feel like talking about on a given week (it's always about Star Wars, though.) Feel free to email us at email@example.com! We'd love to hear from you.
info_outline Episode CXCVI - Tired of Being Dave Filonied 09/23/2020
Episode CXCVI - Tired of Being Dave Filonied Ash and Ben never fully got around to doing an entire episode on The Mandalorian, so she's joining us this week (due to the fact that she's visiting Eva) to finish the job! Lots of talk and speculation about the trailer with a healthy dose of Season 1 thrown in for good measure. Chaos ensues.
info_outline Episode CXCV - Lothsquirrels 09/16/2020
Episode CXCV - Lothsquirrels Sadly, Dakota is not with us this week so we don't get to do the cool episode we teased last week quite yet. However, he has given us his blessing to finally talk about JEDI: FALLEN ORDER. And talk about it we do. I knew we could talk about this game, but I had no idea we'd do quite this much gushing. I guess I shouldn't be surprised!
info_outline Episode CXCIV - Corkleton Kenobi 09/09/2020
Episode CXCIV - Corkleton Kenobi It what may be our most underwhelming TCW episode yet, we're talking about episodes 5-7 of Season 3 this week. Clone Wars is very good, and these episodes land as a resounding "meh" from all of us. However, there's a bit of a deep dive on Satine that makes the whole thing worth it in the end.
info_outline Episode CXCIII - Jizz Wailer 09/02/2020
Episode CXCIII - Jizz Wailer Big news! We're going to be playing an RPG on the podcast once a month! Hopefully that's exciting! This week we spend a little time talking about the various different RPG systems that Star Wars has inhabited over the last 30 or so years. and then talk about what we're going to be doing with ours!
info_outline Episode CXCII - Nute Gunray Cosplay 08/26/2020
Episode CXCII - Nute Gunray Cosplay Clone Wars is back with Season 3 this week, and honestly it hits us with some of the worst chronology nonsense that we've faced yet. And Cole isn't even here to guide us through it! Episodes 1-4 of Season 3 this week!
info_outline Episode CXCI - Compensation? In MY Han Solo? 08/19/2020
Episode CXCI - Compensation? In MY Han Solo? The Skyhoppers Podcast has done an episode about Solo: A Star Wars Story in the past, but we're taking another crack at it now that we've got some new hosts who have their own opinions! How does the score hold up? What about the aesthetics of the movie as a whole? Also............... Victory's Price, Aphra audio, and Lego Star Wars Holiday Special???
info_outline Episode CLXXXIX - The One Where We Find Out Eva Is Corrupted 08/12/2020
Episode CLXXXIX - The One Where We Find Out Eva Is Corrupted Our first cold open with our new hosts! Talk of Solo and soundtracks gives way to a bit of Cassian casting news, and then onto our main Clone Wars event! The last three episodes of season 2 this week. They aren't the strongest the series has ever been, if you ask us.
info_outline Episode CLXXXIX - Papos P. Peskins 08/05/2020
Episode CLXXXIX - Papos P. Peskins How many quiz episodes can this podcast do? Never enough. That's how many. But (supposedly) they're fun because you listeners can play along with us! This week, Dakota and Eva answer some quetsions from "The Ultimate Unauthorized Star Wars Trilogy Triva Challenge". It's pretty wild.
info_outline Episode CLXXXVIII - If A Dug Wore Pants Would It Be Like This or Like This? 07/31/2020
Episode CLXXXVIII - If A Dug Wore Pants Would It Be Like This or Like This? The two saddest episodes of The Clone Wars? Quite possibly. The Zillo Beast deserved so much better than she got, and everyone should take a moment to remember the horrible injustice that was done unto this majestic creature. "The Zillo Beast" and "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back" this week.
info_outline Episode CLXXXVII - It's Cloneplicated 07/24/2020
Episode CLXXXVII - It's Cloneplicated Back when Ash was on the show, we definitely talked about clones at some point or another. But there are three new people on this podcast, and Ben has been thinking about clones WAY more than usual due to reading Hard Contact for Obroa-skai Walkers, so we're doing it again! Are they just fleshy droids? Why do the Jedi just accept them with no scrutiny? We don't know! But we talk about it anyway.
info_outline Episode CLXXXVI - Gran Puns 07/17/2020
Episode CLXXXVI - Gran Puns In a double continuation of both Prequel Month and our TCW rewatch, we're tackling "Senate Murders", "Cat and Mouse", and "Bounty Hunters"! Make sure to send us an email or let us know how you feel about "Bounty Hunters" on Twitter so that Ben can feel either less alone in liking it or even more dejected, depending on your feelings. Also, BAD BATCH TV SHOW??? Lots of complicated feelings on that as well.
info_outline Episode CLXXXV - The Phantom Menace: A Star Wars Story 07/10/2020
Episode CLXXXV - The Phantom Menace: A Star Wars Story Guess what? July is still Prequel Month here at the Skyhoppers Podcast! And we're doing something that we've never really done before: a deep dive on a specific movie, with the movie in question being The Phantom Menace. Every saga has a beginning, and we're here to talk it to death.
info_outline Episode CLXXXIV - Din "Palpatine" Djarin 07/03/2020
Episode CLXXXIV - Din "Palpatine" Djarin Big news: Anakin is literate! And we hate it. More importantly, we spend this episode discussing episodes 12-14 of season 2 of The Clone Wars, otherwise known as the first Mandalore arc! Plus lots of Fett discourse.
info_outline Episode CLXXXII - This Is Not The Way 06/26/2020
Episode CLXXXII - This Is Not The Way ASH IS BACK. For this episode, anyway! And we're (ostensibly) here to talk about the High Republic! Specifically the first chapter of Light of the Jedi, which was released on the Del Rey website this week! We're all pretty hyped. Also... Star Wars has too many eggs.
info_outline Episode CLXXXII - ALA Representation 06/19/2020
Episode CLXXXII - ALA Representation As you might have expected, we are going over episodes 9-11 of season two of The Clone Wars! Unfortunately both Cole and Eva are missing this week, but we've got a Terrelian Jango Jumper, so that's gotta count for something.
info_outline Episode CLXXXI - Stormtroopers Are Cops 06/12/2020
Episode CLXXXI - Stormtroopers Are Cops Star Wars has always been inherently political, and anyone that disagrees is very much missing the point. Anyone who thinks the Empire is right is very much missing the point. Star Wars is anti-war and anti-facist, and we wanted to talk a bit about that this week. Also Mando rumors and a new FACPOV book!!!
info_outline Episode CLXXIX - Multi-level Marketing 05/22/2020
Episode CLXXIX - Multi-level Marketing This episode is about... the plan to save Han from Jabba's Palace? And without spoiling anything, we're pretty sure we've figured it out. Also we talk about Solo a lot for some reason. Probably because we like it.
info_outline Episode CLXXVIII - Can Anakin Skywalker Read? 05/15/2020
Episode CLXXVIII - Can Anakin Skywalker Read? Kicking off Clone Wars Season 2 this week! Cad Bane steals a holocron! Rush Clovis is... awful. "Holocron Heist," "Cargo of Doom," "Children of the Force," and the god-forsaken "Senate Spy" this week! Also, is Dakota Chewbie? Only time will tell.
info_outline Episode CLXXVI - Order 66ing/ALegendly/Electric Flugaloo 05/08/2020
Episode CLXXVI - Order 66ing/ALegendly/Electric Flugaloo In this SUPERSIZED episode of the podcasts, your hosts take you on a wild ride through the wide world of STAR WARS LEGENDS. This episode has been on the back burner for a long time, but with Star Wars things slowing down for a little while, the timing seems prudent. The best time to get into Legends is yesterday, after all!
info_outline May The 4th Special! 05/04/2020
May The 4th Special! Hey, Ash is (kinda) back for this special release to celebrate May The 4th and she assembled a panel of wonderful women in Star Wars fandom to talk about the best characters and moments of the GFFA that don't involve any men! WARNING this one is not safe for the kids it contains strong language and talks of how we want to sleep with Maul.
info_outline Episode CLXXV - DEPLOY THE C'BAOTH!!! 04/24/2020
Episode CLXXV - DEPLOY THE C'BAOTH!!! Have you ever wondered who has the best butt in Star Wars? Well. We're here to tell you. More importantly, we talk about our best and worst from many categories in this supersized episode of The Skyhoppers Podcast! Jedi, Sith, starships, and butts, apparently. It's better than it sounds, I promise.
info_outline Episode CLXXIII - Peppi's Not Like Other Girls 04/17/2020
Episode CLXXIII - Peppi's Not Like Other Girls As you might guess, lovely listeners, we're continuing our Clone Wars journey this week! "The Hidden Enemy," "Blue Shadow Virus," and "Mystery of a Thousand Moons!" More Nuvo Vindi than you can (or would want to) shake a stick at. Or is it Ringo Vinda? Who knows.
info_outline Episode CLXXIII - The Mindsplinter on the Mid Rim Mining Moon of Mimban 04/10/2020
Episode CLXXIII - The Mindsplinter on the Mid Rim Mining Moon of Mimban In their first run at "the big leagues," your new hosts take on their first character episode as a cast: the KYLO REN episode! He's arguably the best part of the Sequel Trilogy, and there's a lot of nuance in his character that bears discussion. However, we all know the boy ain't perfect.
info_outline Episode CLXXI - Tack On The Clones 03/27/2020
Episode CLXXI - Tack On The Clones As in typical Skyhoppers fashion, your hosts (all four of them this week) set out to discuss the balance of the Force in a general sense, but get sidetracked on the Mandalorian for a good chunk of time. And as always, the usual nonsense, including a new segment called "Is It Edible?" DO NOT email firstname.lastname@example.org.
info_outline Episode CLXX - Hondo Ohnaka Is Face Blind 03/20/2020
Episode CLXX - Hondo Ohnaka Is Face Blind We are FINALLY continuing our Clone Wars recap, and we hope to make it a more regular feature on the podcast from now on. We're discussing episodes 9-12 of season one, or "Cloak of Darkness," "Lair of Grievous," "Dooku Captured," and "The Gungan General." Cole is missing in action (though he was here for After Hours), at least until the very very tail end of the show. It's a whole weird thing.
info_outline Episode CLXIX - Journey to the Rise of Cole: The Coole Unleashed: Electric Boogaloo: Cole Does Not Forgive: Cole Does Not Forget: Rogue Podron Is Cancelled 03/13/2020
Episode CLXIX - Journey to the Rise of Cole: The Coole Unleashed: Electric Boogaloo: Cole Does Not Forgive: Cole Does Not Forget: Rogue Podron Is Cancelled Welcome to season 2 of The Skyhoppers Podcast! For real this time! In this episode, we learn about our new cohosts, as well as how Dakota's mom invented Machete Order, how a certain Full of Sith host ignored Eva at SWCO in 2017, and how Cole is so, so, SO peeved at Dave Filoni all the time. Also, Rogue Podron is hereby cancelled. Don't really know why, though.