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The Bad Motivators: A Malfunctioning Star Wars Podcast

Hosted by Luke Cruser, Eric Strothers and Dallas Wood. Three guys, each raising kids to love Star Wars, discuss all aspects of the franchise as it relates to their particular perspectives. The movies, animated shows, books, comics, toys, you name it. Frequently random and always fun!

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The Bad Motivators #162: The Iraj-enous Zone

The Bad Motivators discuss The Clone Wars and more

The Bad Motivators #161: Orkin Skywalker

The Bad Motivators discuss The Clone Wars and more

The Bad Motivators #156: Jedi One-Percenters

The Bad Motivators discuss the leaked scripts

The Bad Motivators #155: 10011011

The Bad Motivators discuss all the latest news

The Bad Motivators #154: Just Donald Duck-in’ It

The Bad Motivators discuss all the latest news

The Bad Motivators #153: Get Out of My Yard, You Will

The Bad Motivators discuss all the latest news

The Bad Motivators #152: Still Snoke-in’

The Bad Motivators discuss Star Wars comics and more

The Bad Motivators #151: Up in Snoke

The Bad Motivators discuss Star Wars in general and what is to come

The Bad Motivators #150: Kuilling Me Softly (with Beskar Saunders)

The Bad Motivators review the finale of The Mandalorian

The Bad Motivators #149: All We’ve Done, All This Time

The Bad Motivators review The Rise of Skywalker

The Bad Motivators #148: This Is the Title, Wiseass!

The Bad Motivators discuss the sixth episode of The Mandalorian

The Bad Motivators #147: That’s My Line

The Bad Motivators discuss The Rise of Skywalker hype

The Bad Motivators #146: You Want Some Soup?

The Bad Motivators discuss TV spots, spoilers and more

The Bad Motivators #144: The Mandalorian: Adventures in Babysitting

The Bad Motivators discuss two episodes of The Mandalorian, and a new episode of Star Wars Resistance

The Bad Motivators #143: Bob Iger: Born a Gamblin’ Man

The Bad Motivators get ready for The Mandalorian

The Bad Motivators PATREON PREVIEW Ep:17: Age of Resistance: General Hux

The Bad Motivators release a patreon preview show

The Bad Motivators Patreon Preview That’s Metal – Ep. 5: The Virtuosity Curiosity

Eric discusses the technical prowess of the musicians in the hard rock and metal genres

The Bad Motivators #142: This Was All for (ug)Naught

The Bad Motivators discuss a new clip for The Mandalorian

The Bad Motivators #141: Movie Making Is a Complicated Profession, Don’t You Agree?

The Bad Motivators discuss the new trailer for The Mandalorian

The Bad Motivators #140: Taking One Last Look – The Final Trailer

The Bad Motivators discuss the new trailer

The Bad Motivators #139: Pulling the Plug

The Bad Motivators discuss Freddie Prince Jr's comments and more

The Bad Motivators Patreon Preview That’s Metal – Ep. 4: Oh, That’s Classic(al)

Eric takes a look at classical music's influence on metal music. Has classical music shaped the metal music of today?

The Bad Motivators #138: Triple Fresh Friday

The Bad Motivators discuss Triple Force Friday and Resistance

The Bad Motivators #137: B-b-b-b-bad Motivators

The Bad Motivators discuss Triple Force Friday and more

The Bad Motivators #136: Learning to Let Go

The Bad Motivators discuss Triple Force Friday

The Bad Motivators Patreon Freebie: It Chapter 1 and 2

Bad Motivators present a patreon freebie looking at It Chapters 1 and 2 including spoilers

The Bad Motivators #135: You Need to Calm Down

The Bad Motivators discuss Disney+ and more

The Bad Motivators Patreon Preview That’s Metal – Ep. 3: John Williams, the Metal Maestro

Eric analyzes some of favorite Star Wars film score moments for metal content

The Bad Motivators #134: Sheev It Up with Robbo

The Bad Motivators discuss Triple Force Friday and more

The Bad Motivators #133: (Ph)asma and H(ux)

The Bad Motivators read Age of Resistance and more

The Bad Motivators #131: Just Like Us, Except Minus the Plus

The Bad Motivators chat about Barbie loves Star Wars, 501st logo controversies, and some big Disney+ news!

The Bad Motivators Patreon Preview #2: Ride the Lightning (with Hawes Burkhardt)

Eric is joined by Hawes Burkhardt of the Blue Harvest and Rogue Won podcasts to talk about Metallica's second album

The Bad Motivators #130: Why Is Everyone Calling Me Robby?

The Bad Motivators chat about the latest Star Wars news

The Bad Motivators #129: Cat’s in the Cradle and Batting Cleanup

The Bad Motivators chat about Triple Force Friday plans

The Bad Motivators #128: You Down with 480p? Uh Yeah, Not Me

The Bad Motivators chat about The Resistance DVD release and more

The Bad Motivators #127: We Finally Got Wood

The Bad Motivators chat about news from SDCC, toys, comics, Marvel and more

The Bad Motivators #126: Groundskeeper Snoke and the Happy Crappy Kid

The Bad Motivators chat about the new Sith Troopers and more

The Bad Motivators #124: Clickbait Cantina

The Bad Motivators discuss Galaxy of Adventures and more

The Bad Motivators #123: Some Fresh Motivation

The Bad Motivators chat to Criss Fresh from The Geek Dudes podcast as he drops in to talk Celebration, collecting, and more

The Bad Motivators #122: We Are What They Grow Beyond

The Bad Motivators discuss Celebration and gaming news

The Bad Motivators #121: Jedi: Fallen Hoarder

The Bad Motivators discuss game news from the E3 expo, including LEGO Star Wars and Jedi: Fallen Order, prepping for Alphabet Squadron, and Daisy Ridley news!

The Bad Motivators #120: Qui-Gons, Bygones and Morons

The Bad Motivators discuss a lot of the latest Star Wars news

The Bad Motivators #119: What’s the Deal with Your Face?

The Bad Motivators discuss the vanity fair photo shoot

The Bad Motivators #118: Dooku: You Jedi Lost Me

The Bad Motivators discuss the audio drama Dooku: Jedi Lost

The Bad Motivators #117: The Robbo Rapport

The Bad Motivators discuss Disney+, movie schedules and more

The Bad Motivators #116: Late Night Bowcasting

The Bad Motivators pay their respects to Peter Mayhew

The Bad Motivators #115: Shut Thy Hole

The Bad Motivators talk The Mandalorian panel and more

The Bad Motivators Live Call-In Show Ep. 6: Still Celebrating

The Bad Motivators release another live show discussing Celebration

The Bad Motivators #114: Literally No One’s Ever Really Gone

The Bad Motivators talk toys, trailers and spoilers from Celebration Chicago

The Bad Motivators #113: SWCC 2019 – The Good, the Better and the Best

The Bad Motivators review their experiences from Celebration Chicago

The Bad Motivators #112.3: SWCC 2019 – Episode IX Day

The Bad Motivators bring us news about episode ix

The Bad Motivators #112.2: SWCC 2019 – Preview Day

The Bad Motivators bring us Celebration Day One news

The Bad Motivators #112.1: The Day Before It Starts

The Bad Motivators bring us Celebration preview show

The Bad Motivators Live Call-In Show Ep. 5: And Now We Plan?

The Bad Motivators discuss the Celebration lottery system and more

The Bad Motivators #111: Are You Ready for It?

The Bad Motivators bring us Celebration news and talk The Phantom Menace

The Bad Motivators #109: Kaz and Effect

The Bad Motivators bring us the latest Star Wars news

The Bad Motivators #108: Down with the Sickness

The Bad Motivators bring us the latest Star Wars news

The Bad Motivators #107: It’s a Niima Outpost Nightmare

The Bad Motivators discuss Galaxy's Edge news and more

The Bad Motivators #106: Never Tell Me the Odds

The Bad Motivators discuss Celebration, TV news and more

The Bad Motivators #105: My Mother Was a Probe Droid

The Bad Motivators discuss Resistance's timeline and toys

The Bad Motivators #104: Brain Drain and a Space Cane

The Bad Motivators discuss Celebration

The Bad Motivators #103: We Didn’t Even Get a Title for This Episode

The Bad Motivators discuss the lack of Episode IX title

The Bad Motivators #102: R5 Is Alive!

The Bad Motivators discuss R5 (the true hero of Star Wars) in The Mandalorian

The Bad Motivators #101: You Got WHAT?!?

The Bad Motivators announce a huge Celebration giveaway and more

The Bad Motivators #100: The Steele of the Century

The Bad Motivators celebrate their 100th episode

The Bad Motivators #99: I Got 99 Episodes and This Is One

The Bad Motivators talk Episode IX, Galaxy's Edge and more

The Bad Motivators #98: Vos Talks Vader (with Sal Perales)

The Bad Motivators talk the Vader comics

The Bad Motivators #95: While Dad Is Away, The Kids Will Play

The Bad Motivators are back wirth the latest news.

The Bad Motivators #94: Never Go Full Busey

The Bad Motivators discuss the latest Resistance and Mandalorian news

The Bad Motivators #93: How Did We Get Here?

The Bad Motivators discuss the latest Resistance and Mandalorian news

The Bad Motivators #92: Sweating Bullets

The Bad Motivators catch up with the latest Star Wars news

The Bad Motivators #91: Feelin’ Like a Criminal

The Bad Motivators catch up with the latest Star Wars news

The Bad Motivators #90: Live and Let Jedi

The Bad Motivators catch up with the latest Star Wars news

The Bad Motivators #89: Apocalypse Then

The Bad Motivators catch up with the latest Star Wars news

The Bad Motivators #88: The Book of Momin

The Bad Motivators talk George's visit to the set of The Mandalorian and more

The Bad Motivators #87: We Dig Wendig

The Bad Motivators talk Resistance, Wendig's axing and more

The Bad Motivators #86: Favreau Goes Co-Mando

The Bad Motivators talk Resistance, The Mandalorian and more

The Bad Motivators #85: One Flew Over the Enfys Nest

The Bad Motivators talk Resistance, Solo home release, long lost documentaries and much more

The Bad Motivators #84: Tears, Fears and Lincoln Beards

The Bad Motivators talk about Gary Kurtz, the Solo home release and more

The Bad Motivators #83: The Secret of NIMH and Other Star Wars Things

The Bad Motivators talk about the Solo streaming and extras

The Bad Motivators #82: It Turns Out That Luke Has Two Daughters

The Bad Motivators talk about the Solo home release

The Bad Motivators #81: We Ruin the Novel “Thrawn: Alliances” with Robbo

The Bad Motivators dissect Thrawn Alliances and more

The Bad Motivators #80: Droid of Destiny

The Bad Motivators talk about Episode IX casting announcements and more

The Bad Motivators #79: The McDonald’s of Podcasting

The Bad Motivators talk Resistance trailer and more

The Bad Motivators #78: Never Hire a Sith To Babysit

The Bad Motivators talk about Jeremy Bulloch's recent announcement and more

The Bad Motivators #77: Everything’s Coming up Mando

The Bad Motivators talk about Episode IX filming and Live Action series rumours

The Bad Motivators #76: The All-Valley Jedi Tournament

The Bad Motivators talk about Episode IX casting announcements and more

The Bad Motivators #75: Steele at the Bowser

The Bad Motivators talk with Steele about SDCC2018

The Bad Motivators #74: That’s Metal

The Bad Motivators talk all of the latest news

The Bad Motivators #73: Lando and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Cape

The Bad Motivators talk all of the latest news

The Bad Motivators #71: Jason Ward: A Making Star Wars Story

The Bad Motivators talk standalone movies with Jason Ward

The Bad Motivators Live Call-In Show Ep. 4: You Win Some, You Lose Some.

The Bad Motivators discuss the recent cancellation rumours

The Bad Motivators #70: This Deal Is Getting Better All the Time

The Bad Motivators discuss the latest news

The Bad Motivators #69: The Lucas Paradigm

The Bad Motivators discuss the latest news

The Bad Motivators #68: A Wretched Hive of Butthole-ery

The Bad Motivators discuss the state of fandom

The Bad Motivators Solo: Live Call-in Show Fandom

The Bad Motivators discuss the state of the fandom

The Bad Motivators #67: Four Thumbs Up for Solo

The Bad Motivators praise Solo

The Bad Motivators Solo: Live Call-in Show

The Bad Motivators hear your reviews of Solo

The Bad Motivators #66: Celebration in the Solo Homestretch

The Bad Motivators discuss all the latest Star Wars news

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Since March of 2017, The Bad Motivators have been bringing listeners fun and engaging content from all things Star Wars. We’ve covered the movies, the books, the comics, the conventions, the games, and the toys. My oh my, the money we’ve spent on toys.

We just can’t get enough and we’ve loved bringing you new content every Wednesday. 

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