The Living Force Podcast will guide you on your journey through the STAR WARS EXPANDED UNIVERSE. Brought to you by YOUTINI, The Living Force is here to make the Expanded Universe accessible and fun to explore, with a focus on a positive, uplifting community for all fans. Wherever you are in the galaxy, you won’t journey alone with The Living Force Podcast!
A special episode where Charles & Eric interview the renowned author of Star Wars: Myths & Fables and Star Wars: Dark Legends, George Mann, about his new book, the majesty of Darth Caldoth, and the opportunity to write some of the best Star Wars characters of all time.
Alexander Freed has done it again with his second offering of the Alphabet Squadron trilogy, Star Wars: Shadow Fall. Charles leads us through the underground tunnel of character excerpts, interactions, and plot points that detail the war over Cerberon and the battle within the heroes of Alphabet Squadron. Part ONE of the Star Wars: Shadow Fall roundtable is leaving the hangar and ready to engage!
All the way from the galaxy of Star Wars Explained, we welcome Alex Damon to The Living Force! He’ll help the crew preview Alexander Freed’s newest novel Shadow Fall, discuss all the possibilities behind EA’s Star Wars: Squadrons, and reflect on his experiences with the ultra competitive battleground that is Star Wars trivia. Our hosts Eric, Corey, and Charles team up with Alex Damon to combine our Star Wars powers and create a crossover event that brings more eyes to the Star Wars Expanded Universe!
As we venture into the second and final part of our Queen’s Peril roundtable, we focus on E.K. Johnston’s character exploration that gives Star Wars: The Phantom Menace a new look and greater backstory than ever before. Quotes and excerpts from villains to heroes enhance our boundaries of this timeline and provide insight into character relationships yet to be seen. It’s time for Charles, Eric, and Corey to take us home as they round out our discussion on Queen’s Peril and provide a final ranking of the young adult novel.
As her reign on Naboo begins, Padmé Amidala Naberrie starts her young, royal career differently than her predecessors from years past. The formation of her most trusted allies and new family, the handmaidens. Next up on our roundtable discussions is Queen’s Peril by E.K. Johnston, the highly anticipated prequel to Queen’s Shadow that made us rewatch Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in a totally new perspective. Join Charles, our grand marshall of roundtables himself, with Corey and Eric as they begin part I of the story that made us all believe that “we are brave.”
We sit down with the man of the hour for his newly released canon novel Star Wars: Shadow Fall; the highly anticipated sequel to the riveting pilot enthused Alphabet Squadron. Grab your caf and listen closely as Alexander Freed discusses his passion for Star Wars and the journey of creating a trilogy for the expanded universe.
Just as Ciena spotted Thane through his fancy flying and rollover maneuvers, we already know you’ll love this next pilots’ edition of The Living Force. We get into a major protagonist similarity, a deeper dive into some Youtini flight collections, and a rehash of the starship squadrons that our humble hosts customized back from episode 10! Younglings they were. Join Charles, Eric, and Corey as we banter about our favorite starship drivers and provide some helpful tips on how to step into the Star Wars Pilot EU!
Star Wars is for everyone and can be created by anyone. As a community and as a team, we need to do our part in bringing awareness to the Black Lives Matter cause. Dedicating this episode to the writers and authors of color is a way for the Living Force to shine a light on a situation that has been put in the background for far too long. Join Eric and Corey as they discuss authors and writers of color and how we can help promote their work and businesses in our communities. May the Force Be With You.
The High Republic reveal last February from code name Project Luminous will provide stories from 200 years before Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace…so another 7 months of waiting won’t hurt. The delay to January 2021 on the High Republic literary line may be justified but that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to speculate on why! Put on your thinking caps and start the conspiracy theories as Eric, Charles, and Corey investigate new details on the postponed release of the High Republic!
With the brand new release of Queen's Peril this Tuesday, 6/02, Eric sits down with non other than E.K. Johnston herself! She has gifted us such Star Wars young adult novels as Queen's Shadow and Ahsoka as well as By Whatever Sun, a short story from A Certain Point of View. Ease back, enjoy a cup of caf, and tune into a bonus interview episode of The Living Force!
Argued as one of the best sequels of all time, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back turned 40 on May 21st! The ultimate reveal that left audiences aghast in theaters is still quoted in conversations across the globe. Not only are we talking up episode V of the original trilogy, we are discussing the Legends and Canon novels that help boost the movie's incredible performance! Join Corey, Eric, and Charles as they take us back to 1980 and beyond where the Empire reigns supreme and another Skywalker loses a limb.
Princess of Theed followed up by Queen of Naboo all before her 15th birthday?! That’s quite a resumé for Padmé Amidala even before we saw her on the big screen in Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace. She’s been gaining popularity through books, comics, and tv shows and our interest has never been higher with Queen’s Peril on the horizon. Travel back to the prequels with Corey, Eric, and Charles as they weigh in on Padmé Amidala and her legacy in the Star Wars universe!
It started back in 2008. Although some of us didn’t join the ranks right away, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will hold us in its clutches long after the nightmare of the infamous Order 66. The chaotic stream of epic battles, character developments, and storyline reveals kept us pleading for more….until the very end. It’s a time to reminisce and a time to speculate about what could be. Corey, Eric, and Charles take us through the animated series that captured our hearts and left us forever grateful to that cowboy hat wearin’ renegade.
On the May the 4th holiday that is Star Wars Day, we conclude our roundtable discussion of Lost Stars by Claudia Gray. Your help and support brought out the character breakdowns and all around Star Wars deep dives that make these roundtable events so special. A perfect companion to any completed read in the Star Wars Expanded Universe! Join Charles, Corey, and Eric as we finalize our thoughts on one of the most coveted novels from the Youtini community.
The goal has been reached! Because of YOUR generous contributions to the Living Force and Youtini, we are unveiling one of our favorite Star Wars canon reads as a special roundtable celebration! Lost Stars by Claudia Gray is undoubtedly a favorite amongst the Youtini community, and we will comb the pages to get you the details, Easter eggs, and character breakdowns that you have come to expect. Join Charles, Corey, and Eric as we bring to you the Lost Stars Patreon goal event that is a long time coming!
We celebrate our one year anniversary as The Living Force with an episode that clears up YOUR deepest, darkest fascinations. It’s the Q&A marathon for the Star Wars enthusiasts where we’ll tackle your questions from the inner workings of Coruscant all the way to the obscure and dangerous unknown regions of Wild Space! Join Corey, Eric, and Charles as we answer questions from our Youtini community in a galaxy far, far away!
Our first ever 3 part roundtable! It’s been a long and winding road, but the best is yet to come... The series finale of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Expanded Edition is locked in and ready to jump to lightspeed. Join Charles, Corey, and Eric as we finalize the roundtable discussion that ended the Skywalker Saga!
We’re back for the follow up! Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Expanded Edition did exactly what the title states; it bolstered the iconic scenes we took in from the movie and provided clarity to parts that left us scratching our heads. More discussion is on the way but can we fit it all in...? Join Eric, Charles, and Corey as we breakdown Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Expanded Edition...part TWO!
The cinematic release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has left us wanting more. More Ben, more Rey, more answers. Rae Carson has been tasked to feed the fandom on the final chapter of the Skywalker saga, and she did not disappoint. Immerse yourself in extended character interactions, tear up at memorable reunions, and exhale after finding out the truth behind “the dead speak.” Hunker down, pour some caf, and join Charles, Corey, and Eric as we breakdown Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Expanded Edition...part one!
How did it happen? From Ben to Ren. We remember the scenes from The Last Jedi but how did Ben Solo end his padawan training and rise up through the darkness to earn the name Kylo Ren? Look no further than Charles Soule's four issue comic spectacular The Rise of Kylo Ren! Eric puts together a masterful summary of all four releases while we all provide our own insights, expectations, and appreciation of the details that all Star Wars fans were clamoring for.
If you've kept up with Star Wars comics, you've probably heard of our esteemed guest author a time or two. Michael Moreci has put his stamp on a wide array of fandom comics including the upcoming Star Wars Adventures: Clone Wars - Battle Tales drops issue #1 on April 1st! Corey, Charles, & Eric pick his brain on his introduction into Star Wars, his transition from fan to creator, and possible hints at a new series of Star Wars Adventures comics!
It’s been two long years since the series finale of Star Wars Rebels and fans rushed to the Twitterverse to show their love and support of the stunning saga. A new and dedicated group of rebels brought us another glimpse into the Star Wars universe with stories that tugged at our heart strings and conflicts that expanded on eras from a long time ago… Pour yourself a glass of Meiloorun juice and find Chopper’s new leg as Corey, Charles, and Eric reminisce about the animated series that left us all hanging from a cliff.
The Star Wars Expanded Universe can be intimidating when just looking at the sheer collection of literary works from across the galaxy. Where do I start? Which path should I pursue? Rather than navigating the EU blindly, Youtini has created the ideal Star Wars Reading Order to help guide you on a personalized journey where your favorite themes, characters, and time periods are the main focus! Pull up a seat next to the Dejarik board and join Eric, Charles, and Corey as we describe the Official Youtini Star Wars Reading Order and the methods behind its creation.
We fought the crowds and stayed up late to relish in the Monday night unveiling of Project Luminous! A new era is upon us and Disney is taking us way back to the days of the High Republic! Try to contain your excitement and march forth with Charles, Corey, and Eric as we discuss new books and comics coming in 2020 from the Project Luminous announcement….Phase One!
Season 7 of the Clone Wars is upon us! What better way to celebrate than a rundown of the iconic Clone Wars animated series with insights, speculation, and memorable moments. Tighten your grip and steady the thrusters, it’s time to join Corey, Eric, and Charles as we get into all things Clone Wars as the big release party of season 7, episode one: The Bad Batch unfolds!
Our favorite renegade smuggler has so many iconic moments throughout the Star Wars timeline, we almost can’t keep up. Whether it’s running from Lady Proxima, getting frozen in carbonite, or assembling an Ocean’s Eleven cast, Han Solo is sure to be at the top of your Star Wars character ranks. Join Corey, Charles, and Eric as they celebrate your favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder and discuss his impacts in Legends and Canon alike!
These stories may have skipped past you, but we're here to keep you up-to-date on the Star Wars comic book pipeline. A new beginning of Star Wars comics along with The Rise of Kylo Ren are just a couple additions we will delve into but BEWARE...spoilers are among us. Climb into the cockpit with Eric and Charles as they also update us on new book announcements, the ever "looming" Project Luminous, and more book reviews! Send any and all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet at us @LivingForcePod, hit us up on Facebook, and don't forget to join the discussion on Discord at Youtini.com. Help the galaxy find us by leaving a review and please remember to subscribe!
Let's go back to a time when Star Wars was fresh on the scene and the creators were unsure if it would be a hit. In this episode we cover the very first novel to expand the story of Star Wars: Alan Dean Foster's Splinter of the Mind's Eye. It's an alternate universe sequel to A New Hope, featuring Luke being in love with Leia, a chase scene with a space worm, an eccentric Force witch, and Leia dueling Darth Vader in an ancient temple. Needless to say, it's a wild ride of an episode.
We're back for another episode of BOUNTY HUNT! The end of The Mandalorian is not the end of Bounty Hunt - no, no, there are more pucks just waiting to be cashed in! Join us this week as we recap our favorite arcs in The Clone Wars Seasons 1-3 as we prep for the upcoming season 7 in February. LET'S HUNT!
We are brave. Through sheer will and persistence we have completed the second and final part of our Queen’s Shadow roundtable discussion…..for a third time. Join Eric and Charles as they wrap up E.K. Johnston’s prequel novel and showcase Padme Amidala and her loyal handmaidens like never before.
We’ve been here before and we’re back again. Twice. Thanks to our immense support from our Patreon community, we bring to you the roundtable event that’s almost too dangerous to name. Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston will be summarized, dissected, theorized, and congratulated by our hosts Charles, Corey, and Eric. Sprinkle in some Youtini updates and new book reviews and we have ourselves one hell of first-parter.
As proclaimed by Electronic Arts, Jedi: Fallen Order is the fastest selling Star Wars game to date. Don’t worry too much about the hours sacrificed because the gameplay is well worth the effort. Suit up with our hosts Corey and Eric as they explain the EU aspects behind the immensely popular video game and what it could mean for the future of the galaxy!
Have you recovered yet? We are all coming off the ultimate high from the Skywalker Saga and now it’s time to look out into the vastness of open space. New, exciting adventures are awaiting us in 2020, and we cannot wait to share those moments with you! Join Charles and Eric as they give us a rundown on what is to come in 2020 and provide a little preview of each upcoming book release.
We’ve come a long way from “The Birth of the Living Force” and have grown into a respectable community with each published episode. From distinguished authors and esteemed special guests to downright hilarity with the hosts, we raked the vault and loaded the transport with some incredible memories from this past year. We cannot thank our Living Force and Youtini family enough to be able to talk about the Star Wars we all love. Raise your blue or green milk glass to our hosts Corey, Charles, and Eric as we reflect back on the year that has shaped Youtini and The Living Force podcast.
The wait is over. The culmination of the Skywalker Saga has been entrenched in our souls. Now it’s finally time for our hosts to express their thoughts and opinions on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Join Corey, Charles, and Eric as they give us their insight on the final chapter that has shaped our lives for the better.
The EU has brought us incredible stories and details to crescendo into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. We absorbed such titles as Black Spire, Spark of the Resistance, the Allegiance comic series, and Resistance Reborn to get you all caught up on the details before the movie hits theater screens. Join Corey, Charles, and Eric as they give us their insight on the EU details from the “Journey To” series before the end of the Skywalker saga.
It’s been an incredibly busy year for new Star Wars literature. Have you been keeping up? With all the new book releases this year, we couldn’t just pick a single best read. So the Top 5 Star Wars Books of 2019 seemed like a perfect task for our hosts. Join Corey, Charles, and Eric as they give us their five favorites for the year and update us on the roundtable that shall not be named.
"Always two there are. No more, no less." The concluding deliberation of Rebecca Roanhorse’s newest Star Wars novel Resistance Reborn is upon us. Charles takes the reins while Corey and Eric enhance the prelude story that leads into the final voyage of the Skywalker Saga!
Welcome to Episode 32 of the Living Force Podcast! Join us as we take a deep dive into the characters of the newest Canon adult novel in the first part of our two part roundtable! Send your questions to email@example.com or on Twitter @LivingForcePod and don't forget to join the discussion on Discord at youtini.com. Help the Galaxy find us by leaving a review and remember to subscribe!
Welcome to Episode 31 of the Living Force Podcast! We had the honor and privilege to interview Rebecca Roanhorse, author of the newest entry to Star Wars Canon, Resistance Reborn. Tune in with your hosts Corey and Eric as they dive into all the behind the scenes info with the newest Canon superstar. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @LivingForcePod and don't forget to join the discussion on Discord at youtini.com. Help the Galaxy find us by leaving a review and remember to subscribe!
Welcome to Episode 30 of the Living Force Podcast! In honor of the upcoming release of Jedi: Fallen Order, we're taking a look at some of our favorite Star Wars video games of the past, present, and future. Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles and special guest Sage! Send questions to email@example.com or on Twitter @LivingForcePod and don't forget to join the discussion on Discord at youtini.com. Help the Galaxy find us by leaving a review and remember to subscribe!
Legends Lookback, a bonus show from Youtini.com, is all about the classic Star Wars books of the Legends continuity. In this episode, your hosts Freddy C and Jared give an introduction to what they love about the EU and pitch a handful of their favorites. Did yours make the cut? Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @LivingForcePod and don't forget to join the discussion on Discord at youtini.com. Help the Galaxy find us by leaving a review and remember to subscribe!
This is the podcast you are looking for! Welcome to Episode 29 of the Living Force! In this episode we invite our Legends Lookback hosts, Jared Mayes (@jaredqmayes) and Freddy C (@wakeupfreddy), to go over all things Legends! Tune in with your hosts Corey and Eric.
Join Eric and The Doctors in this week's jam perfectly themed for Halloween. What are some of your favorite spooky moments from the EU and beyond? This week's episode is one of the last fun-filled blocks of just old-fashioned Star Wars talk with the looming month of November which is absolutely PACKED with new releases, the Mandalorian, Jedi: Fallen Order, and a ton more. If you missed the live show and are an Inquisitorius tier Patron or up, make sure to catch the Aftermath Aftershow to join the shenanigans as we try and fail to figure out how to make live-streaming work.
Get yourself buckled in for this wild ride of an episode while we go through Patreon News, attempt to buy our Rise of Skywalker tickets, and our live reactions for The Rise of Skywalker final trailer!
Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them. So use those glorious ears to indulge in the wonderful sounds of EPISODE 26 of the Living Force Podcast! Now sit back, relax, and enjoy our interview featuring Star Wars author, George Mann (@George_Mann)! Tune in with your hosts Eric and Charles.
This is the podcast that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs! So get yourself buckled in while we go through NYCC Star Wars updates, more Youtini news, and part 2 of our Black Spire Roundtable! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
Mind tricks don't work on me, only podcasts. So hand over Episode 24 of the Living Force podcast so we can do part 1 of our Black Spire Roundtable, go over ALL of the Youtini updates, Patreon news, and future video content! Now this is Podcasting! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
This is Episode 23 of the Living Force Podcast and you're in for a real treat. We are hanging out in the cantina with none other than the man, the myth, the absolute legend: John Jackson Miller @jjmfaraway! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
In Episode 22, The Living Force slums around the Cantina with Brad Whipple of Friends of the Force (@FriendsOfForce). As a token of our goodwill, we present to you a gift: We play Eric's Really Dumb Game® about Star Wars Friendships and discuss all things EU! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
For my ally is The Living Force Podcast, and a powerful ally it is. Welcome to Episode 21! This week we are training the padawans about the Youtini Code, going over all things comics, and more Youtini Reviews! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
Stabilize your rear deflectors, you're about to dive into Episode 20 of the Living Force Podcast! Buckle up while we discuss Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate and go over some community news. Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
We've analyzed their podcast, sir, and there is a danger. Should I have your headphones standing by? This is Episode 19 and it's a big one. No way to describe this episode other than DELILAH DAWSON IS ON THE SHOW! This is going to be so wizard. Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
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Episode 18 has entered the base, Episode 18 has entered the base! This week we continue the roundtable discussion for Thrawn: Treason, share MAJOR updates to the Youtini website, and go through listener reviews! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
Go ahead, grab that chair. No! The Emperor's throne is mine. Why? BECAUSE THIS IS EPISODE 17 OF THE LIVING FORCE PODCAST! Sit back and relax while we thank our Patreon patrons, part 1 of our Thrawn: Treason Roundtable, and iTunes reviews! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
Warning: Time to hide the younglings. It's Happy Hour and we are headed into the cantina with the Living Force and Force Toast Podcast! Grab your glass while we pick our Star Wars drinking buddies and pair drinks with our favorite books. Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
This is Episode 15 of the Living Force Podcast! Be sure to get a pen and some paper while we review listener book favorites, list out the Foundational Five must reads, and more developing thoughts on Thrawn: Treason. Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
Broadcasting from coast to coast and all over the galaxy, this is The Living Force Podcast! This week we breakdown Star Wars news at San Diego Comic-Con, give our first impressions of Thrawn Treason, and our reactions to Kylo's gang! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, Charles and special guest Freddy C.
Lock S-Foils in attack position! Welcome to Episode 13 of the Living Force Podcast. Get in formation while we dive into social media and fan shoutouts, going crazy over the new Sith Trooper, and part 2 of the Alphabet Squadron Roundtable! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
All squadrons reporting in. Set coordinates to the Living Force Podcast! Stand-by while we discuss the winners of the Squadron battles, fly off into Alphabet Squadron (spoiler alert!), Charles' superb review of our Youtini team member cameo, and be sure to listen to part 2 next week. Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
Discussing Solo, celebration, and more with Lacey Gilleran from Resistance Broadcast. Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles
We give a huge thank you to our new Twitter followers (especially Lacey Gilleran from Resistance Broadcast), introductory thoughts on Alphabet Squadron, a look at the X-Wing series, and a game where we build our own squadrons! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
In this exciting episode, we sit down with the voice of MANY Star Wars voices in the world of audiobooks, most famously known for his incredible Yoda impression, Marc Thompson! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
In this exciting episode, we sit down with the author of Dooku: Jedi Lost, Cavan Scott! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
There's been an awakening. Have you felt it? Of course you have! This is Episode 7 of the Living Force. Strap yourself in while we dive into Galaxy's Edge, pore over listener emails, and continue part 2 of our Dooku: Jedi Lost review. Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
Many Bothans partied to bring this episode to you. Now have a seat while we freak out over the Star Wars Vanity Fair article, cover some new information about the upcoming Alphabet Squadron book, and a part 1 review of Dooku: Jedi Lost. Tune in with your hosts Eric and Charles.
Welcome to Episode 5 you scruffy looking Nerdherder! This week, Living Force and The Nerdherders (@NrdHerderCast) team up to discuss what it takes to make a Star Wars podcast, the everlasting debate of Legends vs Canon, a Youtini team cameo by Heather Goldman, and which of our favorite characters we would risk it all for. Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
Come hang out with us while we recount the epic trivia showdown with the Force Toast podcast (@forcetoastpod), a new major update to the Youtini database, all things Phantom Menace, and a Youtini team cameo by Jared Mayes. This episode is going to be so wizard! Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
The Doctors and "Eric" discuss the new updates at Youtini, breakdown this week's huge announcements in the expanded universe, make some predictions about upcoming books, and a Youtini team cameo by Freddy C. Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
The Living Force continues with the roundtable discussion for “Master and Apprentice” by Claudia Grey, upcoming content from the Youtini website, and initial reactions for Dooku: Jedi Lost. Tune in with your hosts Corey, Eric, and Charles.
In Episode 1, you can have a seat at the Living Force roundtable while we discuss the new book "Master and Apprentice" by Claudia Grey, more from Celebration Chicago, and predictions for Dooku: Jedi Lost.