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TALKING BAY 94 is the only Star Wars podcast solely devoted to interviews with the cast, crew and creators from a galaxy far, far away. Join host Brandon Wainerdi and producer Jason Kauzlarich (huge DVD special feature dorks), for a weekly deep dive into some never-before-heard stories from the set and Skywalker Ranch. From background aliens to some of the biggest stars in the universe, TALKING BAY 94 will be trying to talk to them all, every Wednesday.
 
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Welcome to episode 71 of Radio Free Endor, and The Bad Batch Report where we catch up week by week with Clone Force 99 and there escape from the newly formed galactic empire. Am Jamie you host and with me is my son Christopher. S1-E15 "Return to Kamino" Hunter is taken to Tipoca City on Kamino, where the Empire has evacuated critical personnel and …
 
Hey everyone, it's Brandon. It was announced yesterday that Gerald Home, who portrayed Tessek ("Squid Head") and a Mon Calamari Officer in Return of the Jedi, passed away. I am very lucky to have gotten to know Gerald ... interviewed him three times, gone to dinner with him, emailed back and forth for years, and played Cards Against Humanity late i…
 
I just saw John Williams live for the first time! Here are some of the highlights, footage excerpts, and my analysis. Concert Details: John Williams: Maestro of the Movies Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA) David Newman and John Williams conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a performance of film music selectio…
 
Welcome to Star Wars: Sound Design! Every season we're going to start with a Memories Episode! Listen to what fans of all different ages and experiences remember as the sounds and elements of Star Wars that mean the most to them. Send in your own Star Wars Memory to: Starwarssounddesign@gmail.com or Speakpipe.com/starwarssounddesign Support on Patr…
 
Episode 70 "Infested" and "War-Mantle" Welcome to episode 70 of Radio Free Endor, and The Bad Batch Report where we catch up week by week with Clone Force 99 and there escape from the newly formed galactic empire. Am Jamie you host and with me is my son Christopher. S1-E13 "Infested" The Bad Batch return from a mission to find Cid's Parlor under th…
 
We've reached the end of The Last Jedi! Today's episode is a fun roundtable discussion with Jay Cooper and John Bellizzi, in which we listen to the rest of the end credits music and do a play-by-play commentary together. We also reflect on the season and film as a whole, share our personal music and sound effects highlights from The Last Jedi, and …
 
Frank Lehman is a music theorist, film musicologist, and John Williams scholar who created the Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars. Today, he's here to help us understand the end credits and music of The Last Jedi overall. We talk about wild theorizing, erotic themes, and the technical and philosophical ideals that make up the mus…
 
With a final swell of the Force theme, the orchestra pulls us into the credits. Today, I am pleased to speak with Lorenz Gamma, violinist on The Last Jedi score. We talk nitty gritty details -- including what it was like working with John Williams, what the orchestra spent the most time rehearsing, the importance of inaccuracies, and how The Last J…
 
Behind every legend is a person. In this episode of Star Wars Music Minute, Darth Choco joins me in a heartfelt discussion of the music, lore, and legacy surrounding Luke Skywalker's final act. 00:00:00 - Intro + In this set of minutes, Luke and Kylo face off, Rey uses the Force to lift the heavy rocks obstructing their path, and Luke says "See you…
 
"More! More! More!" Kylo yells, ordering every gun to fire on his uncle. Chaos, fashion, and Force angst ensue while Luke remains standing stronger than ever. Joining me today is Mollie Damon (Star Wars Explained, A Certain Point of View), and together, we nerd out on the music and sound of minutes 131-135 of The Last Jedi. Discussion Highlights: T…
 
Hey everyone, it’s Brandon. It was announced yesterday that the incredible Jonathan Rinzler (J.W. Rinzler) had passed away late last month. It is no secret that him and his books were a direct inspiration for this show … and he was actually one of the first people I ever reached out to, asking to appear on it. He was incredibly gracious with his ti…
 
Luke and Leia reunite, and their musical themes pull at our heartstrings. Camila, also known as BoricuaWookiee, is here with me to navigate through these emotional minutes (126-130) of The Last Jedi. Discussion topics/Highlights: Is Finn's impending sacrifice selfish? Thoughts on his role and actions in the Resistance. Dies Irae when Finn is about …
 
Episode 69 Devils Deal and Rescue on Ryloth Welcome to episode 69 of Radio Free Endor, and The Bad Batch Report where we catch up week by week with Clone Force 99 and there escape from the newly formed galactic empire. Am Jamie you host and with me is my son Christopher. S1-E11 Devils Deal When Senator Orn Free Taa announces a new Imperial refinery…
 
How many motifs can you spot during the Battle of the Crait? Hint: there are more than 10! Star Wars Explained (Alex) is here with me today to break down the music and action in Minutes 121-125 of The Last Jedi. Discussion topics/Highlights: Alex finally figures out the theme he's had stuck in his head. Finn's musical fake-out. Music as a manipulat…
 
Long live the Supreme Leader! After Snoke's dramatic (and loud) fall, Hux tempts fate, Kylo indulges in a Force choke, and the Resistance starts setting up on Crait. Chris Radtke is here with me to discuss Adam Driver's vocal gravitas, the space Bugs Bunny (Poe), and how the sound design of Crait's atmosphere reflects the desolation of the former R…
 
Episode 68 Common Ground Welcome to episode 68 of Radio Free Endor, and The Bad Batch Report where we catch up week by week with Clone Force 99 and there escape from the newly formed galactic empire. Am Jamie you host and with me is my son Christopher. On Raxus, which was the seat of the Separatist government during the Clone Wars, the Empire insti…
 
You won't find it on the commercial soundtrack, but the music leading up to Holdo's sacrifice represents the culmination of profound thematic transformation rarely heard in all of Star Wars. Highlights: How the Desperation motif spawned from the Tension motif (after various iterations). Desperation motif is heard in its final form as the three subp…
 
Episode 67 Bounty Lost Welcome to episode 67 of Radio Free Endor, and The Bad Batch Report where we catch up week by week with Clone Force 99 and there escape from the newly formed galactic empire. Am Jamie you host and with me is my son Christopher. While chasing after Bane, the Bad Batch learn from Tech that Omega is an unmodified replication of …
 
The Praetorian Guards aren't messing around, and neither is John Williams! Joining me today is Kyle Katarn. Together, we attempt to break down the sensational combat scoring, sound design, and awkward aftermath in minutes 106-110 of The Last Jedi. Discussion topics/Highlights: The music feels suspended in air before the first lightsaber clash. John…
 
Pierre Bohanna's earliest work on Star Wars began actually as a prop maker for The Phantom Menace. From there, he has worked on every Harry Potter movie, returning to the saga as Supervising Costume Effects Modeler for all of the recent Disney Star Wars movies. Fascinating and incredibly talented, Pierre has some wonderful tales about things like r…
 
Order 66 Reunion Welcome to episode 66 of Radio Free Endor, and The Bad Batch Report where we catch up week by week with Clone Force 99 and there escape from the newly formed galactic empire. Am Jamie you host and with me is my son Christopher. The Scrapper Guild informs the Empire of the Bad Batch's location, and Crosshair is sent to kill them. Co…
 
DJ's a snake, Snoke is sliced, and stormtroopers march to the beat of the spacecraft motif. Best of all, Pete the Retailer from Star Wars Minute is here with me to discuss the sounds in minutes 101-105 of The Last Jedi. Discussion topics/Highlights: The stormtroopers' diegetic footsteps. Force theme vs. Resistance March vs. Droid Invasion/Trade Fed…
 
Katy Kartwheel is incredible: a multi-talented circus performer and actress, she portrayed many characters in the recent Star Wars movies, including Rio Durant in Solo: A Star Wars Story. She was such a delight to talk to, full of a deep love for her craft and incredible stories from her time on set, working as a creature and droid performer for Th…
 
Not to be musical conspiracists, but why do we hear the Emperor's theme when Rey is with Snoke? Musician/sound designer Justin Scheid joins me to discuss this pressing matter. We break down the music in that visceral scene, talk about the sound design of Force telekinesis, and follow some crusty Palpatine breadcrumbs. Music works in mysterious ways…
 
Episode 65 “Battle Scars” Welcome to episode 65 of Radio Free Endor, and The Bad Batch Report where we catch up week by week with Clone Force 99 and there escape from the newly formed galactic empire. Am Jamie you host and with me is my son Christopher. After their failure to return with the tactical droid's data, Cid tells the Bad Batch that they …
 
Nick Maley, aka “That Yoda Guy”, was a creature and special effects make-up artist for the original Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. We discuss his first interactions with the great Stuart Freeborn, as well as his myriad of experiences working on the cantina aliens, building multiple Yodas used for filming, and working on creatures like the m…
 
Episode 64 The Bad Batch Season 1 – Ep6 "Decommissioned" Welcome to episode 64 of Radio Free Endor, and The Bad Batch Report where we catch up week by week with Clone Force 99 and there escape from the newly formed galactic empire. Am Jamie you host and with me is my son Christopher. Cid hires the Bad Batch to retrieve a Separatist tactical droid f…
 
Beethoven once called the trombone the "voice of God," but how does this low brass instrument factor into the music of The Last Jedi? From stings to stabs, pads, and more, trombonist Adam Liebreich-Johnsen explains various trombone textures and talks about the role of low brass in Star Wars scores. This set of Last Jedi minutes happens to have one …
 
Adrienne Wilkinson played Maris Brood in The Force Unleashed, and returned to the saga (alongside Sam Witwer) as the voice of The Daughter in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. From getting her start as a senior in high school, to her work on Star Trek: Renegades, Ms. Wilkinson is full of really great stories and so much passion for h…
 
Episode 63 The Bad Batch Season 1 – Ep5 "Rampage" Welcome to episode 60 of Radio Free Endor, and The Bad Batch Report where we catch up week by week with Clone Force 99 and there escape from the newly formed galactic empire. Am Jamie you host and with me is my son Christopher. Hoping to discover who hired Shand to retrieve Omega, the Bad Batch go t…
 
Who knew the sound of fueling transports could be so satisfying? Blythe Kala joins me in a lively discussion about minutes 86-90 of The Last Jedi, featuring comedic droid beats, untranslated Wookiee words, and Rey meeting Kylo face-to-face for the first in the whole film. We also talk Rey vs. Kylo vs. Anakin's character motivations, film production…
 
Terrence Masson is an incredible visual effects artist, who worked on the Star Wars: Special Editions, The Phantom Menace and so so much more. Mr. Masson literally wrote the book on CGI (it’s called “CG 101”), worked on projects like South Park, and now is the Chair of the MFA Computer Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. …
 
Episode 62 The Bad Batch Season 1 – Ep4 "Cornered" Welcome to episode 60 of Radio Free Endor, and The Bad Batch Report where we catch up week by week with Clone Force 99 and there escape from the newly formed galactic empire. Am Jamie you host and with me is my son Christopher. On their way to a proposed hiding-place on planet Idaflor, the Bad Batc…
 
Yoda comes bearing delicious Neapolitan and Lydian gifts! Joining me today is Star Wars Minute host Alex Robinson. We explore the harmony in this infamous scene, compare it to themes from other franchises, talk about digital technology's impact on film scoring, and discuss the artistic process. Discussion topics/Highlights: The Force theme with a N…
 
James Clyne is a design supervisor and visual effects art director at Industrial Light & Magic, who has worked on the Sequel Trilogy and Solo: A Star Wars Story, as well as other incredible movies. Highlights of his incredible career include working with Steven Spielberg on Minority Report, collaborating with James Cameron on Avatar and Alita: Batt…
 
Episode 61 Remembering Ian Crabb I was going to put out a episode of the bad batch report when early this morning I found out Ian Crabb a fellow podcaster friend had passed away, now Ian was a host of “In Defence of” and “Sideshow and Tell” and you can hear him on many of the Score Guide on the Sideshow Sound Theatre network. I interviewed Ian back…
 
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