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September 24, 2016 @ 12:26 pm

Episode 251: Rob Smith and the Story of LucasArts

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The Story of LucasArts was written by Rob Smith  in 2008 called "Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts" join us as we discuss the history of this famed company with former Editor in Chief of Playstation Magazine, Machinima, PC Magazine, and Quality Assurance of EA, Rob Smith!

We delve into the classic games of LucasArts, what made them great, different steps in their history from Knights of the Old Republic to Star Wars 1313, from Grim Fandango to Dark Forces and much more!
Publisher's Summary

In 1982, George Lucas saw potential in the fledgling videogame industry and created his own interactive-entertainment company. Twenty-five years and dozens of award-winning games later, LucasArts has earned a prestigious place in the industry and in the hearts of gamers everywhere. Rogue Leaders is the first substantive survey of a videogame company — a deluxe compilation that traces its history through never-before-published interviews. In addition, more than 300 pieces of concept art, character development sketches, and storyboards have been lavishly reproduced to showcase the creative talent behind such videogame classics as The Secret of Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, as well as games that were never publicly released. A thrill for millions of videogame and LucasArts fans around the world.

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September 17, 2016 @ 12:37 pm

Episode 250: The Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mafia 3 with Jesse Harlin

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Join us and Jesse Harlin (composer also of Mafia 3) as we talk about the music of Star Wars: The Old Republic and listen to the new themes for the game. In this episode we celebrate 250 episodes on the air by discussing Star Wars beginning with the upcoming Timothy Zahn novel Thrawn as well as the special effects of The Force Awakens! 


Hosts: James, Jason, Jeremiah
Guest: The guest is award winning composer Jesse Harlin, formerly of LucasArts as we talk about his work on the hit Bioware MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic especially in the Fallen Empire and Knights of the Eternal Empire expansions. 


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Recently Jesse Harlin also did the music for Hanger 13's Mafia 3 and got his first soundtrack release, available in stores now such as Amazon and iTunes

250 Episodes is a big milestone. Over that time we've had almost a million downloads on all platforms and several shows that have come and gone and several more still going strong such as Musical Procrastination and Steven and Stephen on Steven. Its hard to see that show that started with James, Soapee, and I began as a Star Wars Roleplaying Podcast and has morphed into this, a show that has had more voice actors than any other show out there, over 50 authors, and professionals from all over the industry and showing no signs of slowing. It has been an honor and a blast to steer Bombad Radio through 250 episodes and I look forward to the seas which lay beyond this milestone!
 - Jeremiah

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250 Episodes. 5 Years of Bombad Radio. Time flies, that's for sure! Never thought it would get to this point, honestly. Now we aren't one of the biggest podcasts even if we have been around for a while, but truthfully, we have our own little core of listeners, and I for one am grateful for that. I remember when we first started this show, and it's morphed into something so much different than what we had originally planned. Honestly, who thought a podcast that was basically a sort of news and jokes type show for a Star Wars RP message board would have evolved into what it's become? We've had some really awesome guests over the years, from lesser known up and comers to incredibly well known writers, and damn near everything inbetween. Jeremiah and myself have been through all sorts of stuff in life these past few years, and I honestly wondered if we were gonna keep going. Lord knows there was one or two times I thought "Well, it was fun while it lasted." yet, here we are, still motoring on down the highway. It's been a blast for me so far, and I've got to talk to some really cool people like Jon St. John of Duke Nukem, and Damien Clarke from DBZ and the Borderlands games. I've talked to Timothy Zahn, which blew my mind, and Stephen Stanton, which was amazingly cool for me on a personal level. Sure, I know I'm kind of loud and obnoxious, heh, but I can't help it! I love doing this show, It's super fun and I kind of "Fan Boy" a bit. Either way, I feel very blessed to have been allowed to share the ride with Jeremiah, but he's always been the real backbone of the show. He works his butt off to make it what it is, and I consider it a privilege to be able to do this with him. Bombad Radio, one wild ride! Here's to another 5 years and 250 episodes. I wonder what'll happen next, but for now, all I can say is this; May the Force be With You! 

- James

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Five years ago some guys on a message board decided to get into podcasting. It was a fun little show, mostly about star wars role-playing, filled with inside jokes for those who were part of the community. But then, after a few months, something happened. That little show got its first celebrity guest - legendary voice actor James Arnold Taylor. Before long celebrity guests became a fixture, and eventually the focus of the show. And while the interviews became more in depth, more thought provoking, so too improved the show editing and sound quality. By the show's fourth year it was regularly a top ten ranked podcast, and even received awards nominations for its original content. That show was of course Bombad Radio. After 5 years, 250 episodes, and countless special releases, Bombad Radio shows no signs of stopping. Thank god for that.... Bombad Radio is the only show I never miss.


Congratulations on five great years. I can't wait to hear what comes next.

-Brian

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Well over a decade ago I made new friends and family when joining a Star Wars discussion and role-playing forum, where banter was welcome and fun was encouraged. This community grew to the point where it spanned multiple groups and had weekly events and regular updates. One big family - but too big for everyone to know what everyone else was doing. 

Amazingly, Jeremiah put the work in when nobody else would - something that could be said about Jezza every day of his life - and set up a podcast with a few reliable and unreliable helpers to share news and provide a new medium for content. 

Most of us thought it was likely to last a few weeks and die out. We underestimated Jeremiah's tenacity and capability.

My favorite moment for explaining the excitement and activity and buzz of that era was when Bombad hosted a live podcast for the annual awards. We had 20 people live on the show, banter for HOURS on the chat channel in concert with it, and it was incredible. At the end of the show, Bane (Jeremiah) told everyone that he had an incredible guest lined up for the next few episodes... And we were all stunned by just how big that guest was.

Five years after it started, and 250 full episodes in, nobody is surprised anymore. Every week, every month, there is a great guest. Some of them have done almost no other interviews. Some of them have spawned news stories and thousands of downloads. Almost every single one of them has been due to Jeremiah and his hard work. Without him the rest of us would not have picked up the slack and the podcast would have been over.

The show/channel has changed a lot over the years, expanded to include other shows and include almost any content imaginable. Award winning radio dramas, writing competitions, exclusive convention panels... You name it. 

Bombad will continue to innovate, to change and move forward and be a home for fun and laughter and insanity. Guests will continue to be great.

Usually we look forward, only think about what's next on the job list, planning the next series of episodes (or interview or guest or spin-off show). Every now and again it is important to stop, look back, and reflect about where we have come from and the journey we have been on. Because, when all is said and done, the journey has been incredible and amazing to be a part of.

With special thanks - as you can guess - to the man who made it all happen... but also to the many others who made it possible, who co-hosted and guest starred and helped behind the scenes... and, of course, to the listeners who are still here after all these years!! It has been so blessing to be a part of this and you guys make the hard work worth it for all of us - Jeremiah most of all.

- Jason
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September 3, 2016 @ 10:33 am

Episode 248: The Making of Star Wars and Indiana Jones with J.W. Rinzler!

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J.W. Rinzler the author of The Making of Star Wars and The Making of Indiana Jones joins us to talk behind the scenes of writing those impressively detailed books and about writing his arc in Star Wars The Clone Wars as well as his solo work now. Tune in for stories of the Lucasfilm Archives, the Ark of the Covenant, George Lucas, and of course Star Wars!

J.W. Rinzler starts off talking about writing his Jar Jar Binks arc in Star Wars the Clone Wars and its influences with Indiana Jones and Star Wars and the input George Lucas had on it Then we talk his process of writing the "making of" books, his relation with George Lucas, digging through the archives and about his Indiana Jones book and where the villain came from. Rinzler also discusses the Disney buyout and how it changed a bit for his book and contact with George Lucas ended. Also a discussion about his Black Cat - Edgar Allen Poe influenced award winning short film and his future fictional work. 

More on J.W. Rinzler can be found at his official website: http://www.jwrinzler.com/
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August 13, 2016 @ 10:52 am

Episode 245 - The Rogue One Story Trailer is here and RIP Kenny Baker

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The full trailer for Rogue One A Star Wars Story is finally here as Zach and I break it and many other news story down! And then we pay our respects to the recently passed Kenny Baker the actor who played R2D2 through 6 films, who passed away at the age of 83. 
Notes:

Young Han Solo Film casting a Young Lando - Donald Glover rumored to be in the lead - http://nerdist.com/star-wars-han-solo-prequel-is-casting-a-young-lando-calrissian/

Black Female Lead - Sana Solo? 



Bryan Fuller talks Female lead and time frame of Star Trek Discovery: http://nerdist.com/bryan-fuller-discusses-star-trek-discoverys-female-lead-setting-and-diversity/



Masters of Orion getting rebooted and coming Aug 25: http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/11/12447104/master-of-orion-release-date

Rocko’s Modern Life Returning

Rogue One Trailer and Stuff






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August 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am

Episode 244 - Trevor Butterfield on Star Wars and Special Effects

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Back in January 2013 Jason interviewed Trevor Butterfield, alum from the original Star Wars films and a long time employee of ILM. Listener to Trevor's stories about working on films like Prometheus, how special effects have changed and more!

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July 29, 2016 @ 9:49 pm

Episode 243 - In Memory of Richard LeParmentier

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Back in December 2012 we interviewed the great Richard LeParmentier about his history with Star Wars, hopes for Episode 7 and more. Alas he passed away in April 2013 so now re-live this blast to the past, to a time before Episode 7 and hear this legend share one of his last interviews he ever did!

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April 23, 2016 @ 11:03 am

Episode 237: Soundcheck with Heavy Metal/Brutal Legend, Lucasarts, Double Fine composer Peter McConnell!

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Peter McConnell has composed award-winning scores for a diverse range of video games including Broken Age, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, the Sly Cooper series, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Psychonauts, Brutal Legend and Grim Fandango. Before working independently, Peter composed in-house at LucasArts contributing to beloved franchises such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Monkey Island.

Music for this episode includes: The Big Kiss and The Chosen Roadie from Brutal Legend, Time to Get Up Little Spaceman from Broken Age, The Imperial March from Force Commander, Largo Embargo and Mardi Gras Fish Fry Monkey Island 2 (Remake 2010), and the Tie-Fighter Suite from Tie-Fighter

For more on Peter McConnell and his projects please visit his website at: http://petermc.com/
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April 15, 2016 @ 8:42 am

Bombad Radio’s Original Star Wars Audio-Drama: Episode 3 - Zillo Resonance

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Bombad Radio Presents Zillo Resonance the epic conclusion to our "Zillo" Trilogy that started November 2014 with Zillo Rising and March 2015 with Zillo Requiem.  

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April 10, 2016 @ 10:43 am

Episode 236: Rogue One A Star Wars Story now with a Star Wars Trailer Discussion and Analysis

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Episode 236 has James, Jason, Jeremiah, Gabe, and Star Wars author Adam Bray together to discuss the new trailer for Rogue One, our thoughts and analysis of the shots we see, possible connections to Star Wars Rebels, especially season 2 and beyond!

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March 19, 2016 @ 12:21 pm

Episode 231: Inside the Writers Room with Elaine Cunningham

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Episode 231 is with Fantasy and Science Fiction Legend Elaine Cunningham of Forgotten Realms and Star Wars fame!


About our guest: Elaine Cunningham is an American fantasy and science fiction author, especially known for her contributions to the Dungeons & Dragons role playing game campaign setting of Forgotten Realms, including the realms of Evermeet, Halruaa, Ruathym and Waterdeep.

Elaine Cunningham Novels on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1RUOjT7
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March 11, 2016 @ 11:37 pm

Episode 230: Behind the Mic with Nika Futterman of Star Wars The Clone Wars

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A new week another voice actor! Nika Futterman from Star Wars the Clone Wars, Starcraft 2, and more joins us!

About Nika Futterman: Nika Futterman has been involved in world of acting and singing since early childhood when she performed in plays, musicals and student films. She spent a few years as an on-camera actress doing television, co-starring in such shows as Chicago Hope and Murphy Brown. Most recently, however, she has devoted her time exclusively to voice overs and has brought life to characters in cartoons such as Cat Dog, Hey Arnold, Mike, Lu and Og, Xyber 9, Piggley Winks, Chalk Zone, Kim Possible and video games such as The Matrix, Alter Echo, XMen, and Crimson Skies.
Official WebsiteHERE

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March 4, 2016 @ 10:04 pm

Episode 229: Inside the Writers Room with Science Fiction Superstar Martha Wells

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Martha Wells is an American speculative fiction writer. Martha Wells was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and has a B.A. in Anthropology from Texas A&M University. She has published a number of fantasy novels, young adult novels, media tie-ins, multiple short stories, and nonfiction essays on fantasy and science fiction subjects. Her novels have been translated into eight languages. Her books include Star Wars: Razors Edge, several Stargate novels, Raksura, and more!


Official Website: HERE
Purchase Martha Well's Books on Amazon: HERE 
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February 27, 2016 @ 10:58 am

Episode 228: Into the Writers Room with Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi author Tim Lebbon

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In Episode 228 we interview Tim Lebbon - Tim Lebbon is a horror and dark fantasy writer who has written many standalone novels and series and written in such properties as Alien, Predator, Hellboy, 30 Days of Night, and Star Wars where he wrote Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Into the Void, one of the last novels that are now "Legends".


Tim Lebbon's Official Site: Here
Support Bombad Radio and Tim Lebbon by purchasing his books from Amazon: Here
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February 20, 2016 @ 9:59 am

Episode 227: Inside the Writers Room with Greg Bear

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Join us as we go inside the writers room with famed science fiction author Greg Bear!


Gregory Dale "Greg" Bear is an American writer best known for science fiction. His work has covered themes of galactic conflict, artificial universes, consciousness and cultural practices, and accelerated evolution. His most recent work is the Forerunner Trilogy, written in the Halo universe. Greg Bear has written 44 books in total. Greg Bear was also one of the five co-founders of the San Diego Comic-Con.

In addition to Forerunner and Halo, Greg has also written in Star Trek (Corona), and Star Wars (Rogue Planet), and has been a moving force in science fiction for decades.

Official Website: http://www.gregbear.com/
Purchase Greg Bears's Books on Amazon: Here
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February 13, 2016 @ 12:43 am

Episode 226: Behind the Mic with Wally Wingert

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Episode 226 features voice actor Wally Wingert known for being the narrator for Jay Leno, the Riddler in the Arkham series, Jon Arbuckle in the Garfield Show, Tallest Red from Invader Zim and so much more!

For more about Mr. Wingert check out his website at: http://www.wallyontheweb.com/
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December 30, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

Steven and Stephen on Steven Bonus Episode: The Force Awakens

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Steven and Stephen take a break from Spielberg to geek out about Star Wars!
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December 26, 2015 @ 11:10 pm

Episode 219: The Force Awakens and we have our thoughts!

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Star War The Force Awakens has destroyed box office records, is on pace to become the biggest film of all time, fanboys have gone nuts, have we? Join hosts James and Jeremiah as well as listeners Jason and Matt and Star Wars Author Adam Bray as we discuss Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
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December 25, 2015 @ 11:03 am

Bombad Radio’s Original Star Wars Audio-Drama: Episode 4 - Mission to Balmorra

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Dec 25: Bombad Radio's Star Wars Audiodramas return with the newest feature Mission to Balmorra featuring the return of Alliance Intelligence Agent Dominique England as she goes on a mission with the newly christened Jedi Knight Palestar to protect Allistair Reagan the future Prime Minister of the Sovreign Planet of Balmorra! But many dangers lie await for them on this world where Sith and Jedi have fought over for a millenia and perhaps some that an Agents wit and Jedi's blade may not be able to overcome.

Bombad Radio's Mission to Balmorra was written and directed by Jeremiah Stewart and featured the voice talents of:

Christie Poetoehena as Dominique England
Robin Neely as the Jedi Palestar or Caiden Shaw
Ian Allen as Dominiques AI
Christine Carr as the Server Droid
Erik Montague as Serran 
Laine Wagner as Shira
Jason Rose as Jedi Master Kyp
Quentin Lee as Alistair Reagan
Jeff McGee as Quin Vil
Donald Salmon as the Medical Droid
Rich Capitan as Malice Draclau
and Kyle Koostra as the Duros Guards

This program was cast and edited by Jeremiah Stewart with Advise and Suggestions by Ben Harris. 

The music belongs to the respective copyright holders, no infringement intended.

The banner was done by Kyle Koostra of Long Shot Reviews.

Bombad Radio can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/BombadRadio, Twitter @BombadRadio, and www.bombadradio.com. 


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December 19, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

Tales from Bombad Radio - A Good Man by Jason Rose

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A short Star Wars story written by Bombadier Jason Rose, read by Ben Harris, edited and produced by Zach Johnson. This was one of the top three finishers of our 2015 writing contest and follows the winning entry One Last Race by Zach Johnson produced earlier this year.
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November 14, 2015 @ 2:32 pm

Episode 216: Star Wars: The Old Republic, Audible, and more with Abby Craden

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Episode 216 is with voice actress Abby Craden! About Abby Craden (via IMDB): Abby Craden is known for her work on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (2012), Dishonored (2012) and Might & Magic Heroes VI (2011).

Official Websitehttp://abbycraden.com/
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November 7, 2015 @ 12:12 pm

Episode 215: Our Ultimate Guide to Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Ghostbusters: Daniel Wallace

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Episode 215 is with Dan Wallace author of many of the Star Wars guides we know and love especially the recent Ultimate Star Wars Guide. In addition he has written many guides to different franchises including DC and Marvel and most recently Ghostbusters!
Check out Dan Wallace Online:

Dan Wallace on Amazon

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October 17, 2015 @ 8:40 am

Episode 212: Five Voice Actors and Two TV Stars and More!

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From Salt Lake Comic Con we have the interviews done at the Press Conference! These interviews include - 
FIVE Voice Actors: Jess Harnell (Animaniacs), Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs), Tress MacNeilee (Animaniacs), Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars Rebels), Vic Mignogna (Full Metal Alchemist) 
TWO TV Stars: Manu Bennett (Spartacus, Arrow, Shanarra), Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Justice League), 
and FILM DESIGNER John Eaves (Star Trek.. now STAR WARS)

About the Stars:
Manu Bennett: Twitter/Facebook
Jess Harnell: Twitter
Rob Paulsen: Official Website
Tress MacNeilee: Twitter
Dee Bradley Baker: Official Website
Christopher Gorham: Twitter
Vic Mignogna: Official Website

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October 12, 2015 @ 5:14 pm

BNN - Star Wars Battlefront Full Review!

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The full version of our review of the Star Wars Battlefront Beta!
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October 9, 2015 @ 9:15 pm

Episode 211: 12 Star Wars Novels + 9 Star Wars Audio Dramas = John Whitman

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Episode 211 is with John Whitman, writer of the 12 Star Wars Galaxy of Fear Novels, 9 Star Wars Audio Dramas including the Tales of the Jedi series, Dark Empire, Dark Forces, and Return of the Jedi! And on top of that he is one of the world's premiere experts in Krav Maga!

Follow John Whitman:
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October 6, 2015 @ 9:29 pm

Episode 210: Kevin J. Anderson

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This is an interview we did back in 2012 but is still great to listen to! We field questions to Kevin J. Anderson about Star Wars, DC, Dune, and his other fantasy and sci-fi work! 
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