Solo Reaction • The Daley Planet

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EPISODE 16 | Solo Reaction • The Daley Planet

Join “Diamond” Rob Russo and King Tom Chansky as they dig deep into Han Solo's various backstories, with special attention paid to Brian Daley's seminal trilogy of novels all about the galaxy's favorite scoundrel. That's right -- we're talking the Corporate Sector, Professor Caterpillar, and a robot named "Bollux."

Don't miss it! Remember, “Diamond” Rob himself will answer whatever question you ask — as long as it’s in a five-star review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

TLJ Reaction • Yin Meets Yang

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EPISODE 15 | TLJ Reaction • Yin Meets Yang

Join “Diamond” Rob Russo and Katie McCort as they continue to explore the weird world of Carlos Castañeda's Tales of Power, the fictionalized account of an initiation into shamanism that helped inspire the Jedi Knights as we know them. Rob and Katie also get into the weeds of Rey and Kylo's bifurcated Force-meld. It’s weird!

Remember, “Diamond” Rob himself will answer whatever question you ask — as long as it’s in a five-star review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Solo Reaction • The Girl With The Juggalo Tattoo

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EPISODE 14 | Solo Reaction • The Girl With The Juggalo Tattoo

Join “Diamond” Rob Russo as he comes to terms with that one thing that happened at the end of that otherwise pretty damn good Star Wars movie. You know the thing we mean. But bad fan-service can't keep a good podcaster down! From Legends shout-outs to caterpillar jewelry queens, Robbo finds a lot to like about Solo - A Star Wars Story. Spoilers abound!

Remember, “Diamond” Rob himself will answer whatever question you ask — as long as it’s in a five-star review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

TLJ Reaction • Peyote Thesis

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EPISODE 013 | TLJ Reaction • Peyote Thesis

Join “Diamond” Rob Russo and Katie McCort as they discuss Carlos Casteñeda's Tales of Power, a pseudo-autobiographical story of self-discovery that kicked off the New Age movement. This is one of the few nonfiction books we know Lucas was reading as he prepared himself to write the first Star Wars movie. Robbo and Katie discuss the profound influence Castañeda's work had on Ben Kenobi, Yoda, and the Force, and how it relates to Luke Skywalker's predicament in The Last Jedi.

Remember, “Diamond” Rob himself will answer whatever question you ask — as long as it’s in a five-star review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

TLJ Reaction • Whole Lot of Movie

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EPISODE 012 | TLJ Reaction • Whole Lot of Movie

Join “Diamond” Rob Russo as he discusses The Last Jedi with his Hardcore Gaming 101 podcast pals, Kal and Bob. What did these two more casual Star Wars fans think of this "controversial" Star Wars movie? Did Robbo's opinion change after subsequent viewings? Was Benecio del Toro's stutter justified? Find out!

Remember, “Diamond” Rob himself will answer whatever question you ask — as long as it’s in a five-star review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

TLJ Reaction • Robbo’s Dark Night of the Soul

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EPISODE 011 | TLJ Reaction • Robbo’s Dark Night of the Soul

Join “Diamond” Rob Russo as returns to the microphone just minutes after finishing The Last Jedi, searching desperately, wearily for closure. How does he feel about it? Even “Diamond” Rob cannot say. Like the movie, itself, his journey ends far from where it begins. Yet unlike the movie, Robbo’s journey is over in about 30 minutes.

Remember, “Diamond” Rob himself will answer whatever question you ask — as long as it’s in a five-star review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

TLJ Screening Room • Thug Life

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EPISODE 010 | TLJ Screening Room • Thug Life

Join “Diamond” Rob and Emily Lind as they continue our current thrilling WGP series, The Last Jedi Screening Room, which covers seven movies Rian Johnson screened for the cast of Episode VIII. In this episode, Emily and Robbo attack Gunga Din, a Colonialist Adventure movie starring Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Joan Fontaine. This movie follows three huge jerks as they demean every other human being within their orbit, and thereby pave the way for a truly excellent villain to steal the entire movie. Eduardo Cianelli’s thugee guru is a likely inspiration for Rian Johnson’s take on Supreme Leader Snoke. Several aspects of this movie have not aged well; but if you can cut through that, there’s a rollicking adventure to be had here.

For the Star Wars chaser, “Diamond” Rob and Lindo covers the 1994 Dark Horse Comics story “The Freedon Nadd Uprising,” a tale set almost 5,000 years before the movies, shows the Jedi Knights putting down a sci-fi version of the religious uprising we see in Gunga Din.

In a special, pre-TLJ, post-show bonus, “Diamond” Rob dishes on all of his personal Last Jedi predictions. Though he promises nothing, Robbo has a pretty good batting average when it comes to Disney-era predictions. Stick around for this extra 20+ minutes of pseudo-intellectual tomfoolery!

Remember, “Diamond” Rob himself will answer whatever question you ask — as long as it’s in a five-star review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

TLJ Screening Room • In The Tank

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EPISODE 009 | TLJ Screening Room • In The Tank

Join “Diamond” Rob as he continues our current thrilling WGP series, The Last Jedi Screening Room, which covers seven movies Rian Johnson screened for the cast of Episode VIII.

In this episode, Robbo attacks Sahara a war movie starring Humphrey Bogart and the best damn tank in town. This wartime drama tells the story of a motley crew of soldiers who defend a precious desert well from a battalion of thirsty Nazis. Bogart’s Solo-esque reluctant hero may well have influenced Finn’s purported transformation in The Last Jedi.

For the Star Wars chaser, Robbo covers the 1983 Marvel comic story “Hoth Stuff!” a Wedge story which somehow manages to be a pretty good despite some serious continuity issues.

Remember, “Diamond” Rob himself will answer whatever question you ask — as long as it’s in a five-star review on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.