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Newcomers: Star Wars, with Lauren Lapkus & Nicole Byer

Newcomers: Star Wars, with Lauren Lapkus & Nicole Byer

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Sometimes we miss things. For Nicole Byer & Lauren Lapkus, those things are all the Star Wars movies. In the first season of Newcomers, they’ll get to know the franchise–watching the movies and exploring the *culture*–discussing with super-fans as they go.

Latest Episodes

Spaceballs (w/ Mary Holland and Ahmed Best)

ETo celebrate our Star Wars finale, we're joined by Ahmed Best (voice of Jar Jar Binks) and Mary Holland (voice of AD-3 droid) to talk about your top movie suggestion - the 1987 Mel Brooks satire film Spaceballs. Mary and Ahmed also discuss what it's like hosting the new children's Star Wars game show series, Jedi Temple Challenge. Plus, Ahmed shares the incredible audition process behind Jar Jar, how it caused a rift between him and Michael Jackson, and what it's like working with George Lucas. Sources for this episode: Bob It! Baby Yoda Spaceballs Trivia from IMDB Also, we announce what we're covering for season two! So stay subscribed to this same feed, we'll have new episodes releasing later this summer. Thanks for listening!

71 MIN1 w ago
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Spaceballs (w/ Mary Holland and Ahmed Best)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (w/ Preeti Chhibber)

EStar Wars author Preeti Chhibber (The Clone Wars Anthology, A Jedi You Will Be) joins Nicole and Lauren to break down the critically acclaimed series finale to Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Have Nicole and Lauren been gaslit into liking Star Wars? Is baby Yoda not who we thought he was? Plus more Hoth Goss about 90 Day Fiancé, Disneyland reopening, and how to become a writer for Disney. Looking to watch before listening? Here are the episodes we cover: S1E19 - Storm Over Ryloth S5E20 - The Wrong Jedi S7E9 - Old Friends Not Forgotten S7E10 - The Phantom Apprentice S7E11 - Shattered S7E12 - Victory and Death Media mentioned in this episode: Stormtroopers enforcing social distancing at Disney Springs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cCmJX7fOmU Preeti's Baby Yoda celebrating May the 4th https://twitter.com/runwithskizzers/status/1257308111263522816 George Lucas watching Ewan Mcgregor get a haircut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFvTkUOo1uI The Clone Wars MOCAP fight sequence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzYyJa2Upas Beat Saber gameplay https://twitter.com/MarsMel/status/1271951033678389248 We'll be back in two weeks for our Star Wars season finale.

66 MIN3 w ago
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (w/ Preeti Chhibber)

Ewok Adventures (w/ Joel Kim Booster)

EHave Lauren and Nicole changed their tune on Ewoks? Comedian and Star Wars superfan Joel Kim Booster (Sunnyside, Singled Out) joins us to break down the 2 Ewok movies from the 80's: 'Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure' and 'Ewoks: The Battle for Endor'. Next episode, we watch the series premiere and 4-part finale of The Clone Wars. Please donate to organizations fighting against racism and police brutality.Click here to donate. Sources this episode: Ewok Adventures Trivia The Battle for Endor Trivia

59 MINJUN 3
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Ewok Adventures (w/ Joel Kim Booster)

Black Lives Matter

We stand together with the Black community and against racism, bigotry, and violence. Today, Headgum is taking part in “Black Out Tuesday”, to show solidarity and use our platform to fight against racial inequality. What can you do on Tuesday, June 2, 2020?Be an ally and engage in anti-racism. Here are some resources.Help the family of George Floyd HERE.Fight for Breonna Taylor HERE.Help the family of Ahmaud Arbery HERE.Want to help protesters? Donate to one or more community bail funds HERE.Visit Movement For Black Lives for additional ways you can help the cause.Want to connect with leaders building grass roots campaigns? Click HERE. EDIT: Headgum has matched $10,000! Please continue to donate in support of organizations fighting against racism and police brutality. Here's where you can donate. We’ll be back tomorrow covering the 2 Ewok movies from the 80’s with Joel Kim Booster. It’s great. But until then, the show must be paused. #BlackLivesMatter #TheShowMustBePaused

1 MINJUN 2
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Black Lives Matter

The Mandalorian (w/ Griffin Newman & David Sims)

EIt's Baby Yoda time! Co-hosts of Blank Check, Griffin Newman (actor/comedian, The Tick) and David Sims (Film critic, writer for The Atlantic) join us to tackle episodes 1-3 of The Mandalorian series on Disney+. They break down how Disney avoided Baby Yoda spoilers, explain the 2-person puppetry behind it, and share their overall LOVE for The Child. They maybe even convinced Nicole and Lauren to keep watching? Plus a bonus POST ROLL: Talking about Amanda Bynes' thirst, Drake's purse collection, and our wikiFeet ratings. Links for this episode Baby Yoda Moms Tweet (since deleted) Griffin Newman's Watto Costume

68 MINMAY 19
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The Mandalorian (w/ Griffin Newman & David Sims)

Star Wars Day & Star Wars Toys! (w/ Connor Ratliff)

May the 4th be with you! Okay, we're a day late but we still want to celebrate. To retrospect the Skywalker Saga and break down the significance of Star Wars Day, George Lucas impersonator Connor Ratliff (from The George Lucas Talk Show, & the Dead Eyes podcast) joins us! Connor explains why the movies are great but don't make sense, gives insightful advice how everyone can enjoy the series, and pop quizzes the girls on their newfound Star Wars knowledge. Later, we explore the Star Wars media even bigger than the films.... the toys! We talk about how Star Wars toys revolutionized the toy industry, the 'holy grail' of Star Wars toys, and the drama associated with licensing them. Plus, the girls are really, really, excited that Oprah Magazine named Newcomers one of their top 25 comedy podcasts to binge, so expect a lot of hot Oprah talk. Check out Connor's Headgum podcast Dead Eyes - where he investigates why Tom Hanks fired him from a small role in Band of Brothers. Stick around for the post-roll for a clip of Nicole being quizzed about Star Wars on The George Lucas Talk Show from 2015. We're off next week - see you the following Tuesday! Sources for this episode: The Toys That Made Us - Star Wars Vintage Kenner Star Wars Toys Commercials R2-D2 Abilities Star Wars Merch Revenue History of Star Wars Toys Jar Jar Binks Lollipop

76 MINMAY 5
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Star Wars Day & Star Wars Toys! (w/ Connor Ratliff)

Star Wars: Ep. IX - The Rise of Skywalker (w/ Matt Gourley)

EIt's the final film of the Star Wars saga! Matt Gourley (Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, Superego) joins us to answer our questions about the highly divisive Rise of Skywalker film. Who did Palpatine sleep with? Why is it dangerous for a droid to speak Sith? Will this really be the last film? Plus, Matt also explains all the cool puppeteering used in the film, the hot multiple romances going on, and so much more! Check out Matt Gourley new podcast - Bonanas for Bonanza with Andy Daly and Maria Banford. And finally, May the 4th be with you! Next week is Star Wars week and we want to celebrate everything around the franchise. Let us know what you'd like us to cover in your review for the show. Sources for this episode: Rise of Skywalker Plot MovieMistakes (Trivia) Rise of Skywalker IMDB (Trivia) RogerEbert.com Review The Guardian Review

52 MINAPR 28
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Star Wars: Ep. IX - The Rise of Skywalker (w/ Matt Gourley)

More Star Wars Fanfiction (w/ Betsy Sodaro)

EAfter popular demand, we're back reading all new Star Wars fanfiction! Comedian & writer Betsy Sodaro (host of A Funny Feeling, voice on Duncanville) joins us to read our new original stories, and a few fanfic from the web. Warning, this episode is very, very NSFW. Listen to our first fanfiction episode here. Fan Fictions If It Weren’t for the Falcon by reylolove44 Star Wars: The Deceived by Darth Vicium Next week - we complete the sequel trilogy with Rise of Skywalker. Sponsor: Care/Of: Get 50% off your first order at TakeCareoOf.com and enter code newcomers50. Manscaped:Get 20% off and free shipping with the code NEWCOMERS atManscaped.com

49 MINAPR 21
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More Star Wars Fanfiction (w/ Betsy Sodaro)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (w/ Mano Agapion)

EWho's cashing the check for these CGI'd actors? Can they just screenshot a hologram? Why is the Star Wars timeline so convoluted?? We've got questions after watching Rogue One, the first Star Wars spin-off film. Nicole's podcasting co-host Mano Agapion (host of Drag Her, We Love Trash) joins us to answer all of our burning questions! Plus, Lauren finds a meditative use in the Force, and Nicole's losing track between the white woman of Star Wars. Like Newcomers? Enter the 5-Star Wars by leaving us a review on Apple Podcastsor your favorite podcast platform.Let us know ideas for your dream Star Wars fan fiction! Sponsor: Manscaped:Get 20% off and free shipping with the code NEWCOMERS atManscaped.com Sources for this episode: Rogue One Film Summary Trivia RogerEbert.com Review

58 MINAPR 14
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (w/ Mano Agapion)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (w/ Shaun Diston)

EIs this the Star Wars love story we've been waiting for? Did Lando fuck his droid? What the heck is a parsec? Today, self-proclaimed "Human version of Jar Jar Binks" Shaun Diston (Wrecked, George Lucas Talk Show) joins us to break down the 2018 Han Solo spin-off film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. He explains what lead Disney to fire the 2 original directors months into filming, all the sneaky little details in the film, and the importance of "Who shot first?" for Star Wars fans. Stay inside, everybody! Like this show?Rate Newcomers 5-Stars on Apple Podcastsor your favorite podcast platform.Let us know what Star Wars media you'd like us to cover on a future episode. Sponsor: Manscape:Get 20% off and free shipping with the code NEWCOMERS at Manscaped.com Sources for this episode Solo Film Summary Solo IMDB Trivia Solo Movie Mistakes The Guardian Review CNET Review

61 MINAPR 7
Comments
Solo: A Star Wars Story (w/ Shaun Diston)

Latest Episodes

Spaceballs (w/ Mary Holland and Ahmed Best)

ETo celebrate our Star Wars finale, we're joined by Ahmed Best (voice of Jar Jar Binks) and Mary Holland (voice of AD-3 droid) to talk about your top movie suggestion - the 1987 Mel Brooks satire film Spaceballs. Mary and Ahmed also discuss what it's like hosting the new children's Star Wars game show series, Jedi Temple Challenge. Plus, Ahmed shares the incredible audition process behind Jar Jar, how it caused a rift between him and Michael Jackson, and what it's like working with George Lucas. Sources for this episode: Bob It! Baby Yoda Spaceballs Trivia from IMDB Also, we announce what we're covering for season two! So stay subscribed to this same feed, we'll have new episodes releasing later this summer. Thanks for listening!

71 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Spaceballs (w/ Mary Holland and Ahmed Best)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (w/ Preeti Chhibber)

EStar Wars author Preeti Chhibber (The Clone Wars Anthology, A Jedi You Will Be) joins Nicole and Lauren to break down the critically acclaimed series finale to Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Have Nicole and Lauren been gaslit into liking Star Wars? Is baby Yoda not who we thought he was? Plus more Hoth Goss about 90 Day Fiancé, Disneyland reopening, and how to become a writer for Disney. Looking to watch before listening? Here are the episodes we cover: S1E19 - Storm Over Ryloth S5E20 - The Wrong Jedi S7E9 - Old Friends Not Forgotten S7E10 - The Phantom Apprentice S7E11 - Shattered S7E12 - Victory and Death Media mentioned in this episode: Stormtroopers enforcing social distancing at Disney Springs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cCmJX7fOmU Preeti's Baby Yoda celebrating May the 4th https://twitter.com/runwithskizzers/status/1257308111263522816 George Lucas watching Ewan Mcgregor get a haircut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFvTkUOo1uI The Clone Wars MOCAP fight sequence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzYyJa2Upas Beat Saber gameplay https://twitter.com/MarsMel/status/1271951033678389248 We'll be back in two weeks for our Star Wars season finale.

66 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (w/ Preeti Chhibber)

Ewok Adventures (w/ Joel Kim Booster)

EHave Lauren and Nicole changed their tune on Ewoks? Comedian and Star Wars superfan Joel Kim Booster (Sunnyside, Singled Out) joins us to break down the 2 Ewok movies from the 80's: 'Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure' and 'Ewoks: The Battle for Endor'. Next episode, we watch the series premiere and 4-part finale of The Clone Wars. Please donate to organizations fighting against racism and police brutality.Click here to donate. Sources this episode: Ewok Adventures Trivia The Battle for Endor Trivia

59 MINJUN 3
Comments
Ewok Adventures (w/ Joel Kim Booster)

Black Lives Matter

We stand together with the Black community and against racism, bigotry, and violence. Today, Headgum is taking part in “Black Out Tuesday”, to show solidarity and use our platform to fight against racial inequality. What can you do on Tuesday, June 2, 2020?Be an ally and engage in anti-racism. Here are some resources.Help the family of George Floyd HERE.Fight for Breonna Taylor HERE.Help the family of Ahmaud Arbery HERE.Want to help protesters? Donate to one or more community bail funds HERE.Visit Movement For Black Lives for additional ways you can help the cause.Want to connect with leaders building grass roots campaigns? Click HERE. EDIT: Headgum has matched $10,000! Please continue to donate in support of organizations fighting against racism and police brutality. Here's where you can donate. We’ll be back tomorrow covering the 2 Ewok movies from the 80’s with Joel Kim Booster. It’s great. But until then, the show must be paused. #BlackLivesMatter #TheShowMustBePaused

1 MINJUN 2
Comments
Black Lives Matter

The Mandalorian (w/ Griffin Newman & David Sims)

EIt's Baby Yoda time! Co-hosts of Blank Check, Griffin Newman (actor/comedian, The Tick) and David Sims (Film critic, writer for The Atlantic) join us to tackle episodes 1-3 of The Mandalorian series on Disney+. They break down how Disney avoided Baby Yoda spoilers, explain the 2-person puppetry behind it, and share their overall LOVE for The Child. They maybe even convinced Nicole and Lauren to keep watching? Plus a bonus POST ROLL: Talking about Amanda Bynes' thirst, Drake's purse collection, and our wikiFeet ratings. Links for this episode Baby Yoda Moms Tweet (since deleted) Griffin Newman's Watto Costume

68 MINMAY 19
Comments
The Mandalorian (w/ Griffin Newman & David Sims)

Star Wars Day & Star Wars Toys! (w/ Connor Ratliff)

May the 4th be with you! Okay, we're a day late but we still want to celebrate. To retrospect the Skywalker Saga and break down the significance of Star Wars Day, George Lucas impersonator Connor Ratliff (from The George Lucas Talk Show, & the Dead Eyes podcast) joins us! Connor explains why the movies are great but don't make sense, gives insightful advice how everyone can enjoy the series, and pop quizzes the girls on their newfound Star Wars knowledge. Later, we explore the Star Wars media even bigger than the films.... the toys! We talk about how Star Wars toys revolutionized the toy industry, the 'holy grail' of Star Wars toys, and the drama associated with licensing them. Plus, the girls are really, really, excited that Oprah Magazine named Newcomers one of their top 25 comedy podcasts to binge, so expect a lot of hot Oprah talk. Check out Connor's Headgum podcast Dead Eyes - where he investigates why Tom Hanks fired him from a small role in Band of Brothers. Stick around for the post-roll for a clip of Nicole being quizzed about Star Wars on The George Lucas Talk Show from 2015. We're off next week - see you the following Tuesday! Sources for this episode: The Toys That Made Us - Star Wars Vintage Kenner Star Wars Toys Commercials R2-D2 Abilities Star Wars Merch Revenue History of Star Wars Toys Jar Jar Binks Lollipop

76 MINMAY 5
Comments
Star Wars Day & Star Wars Toys! (w/ Connor Ratliff)

Star Wars: Ep. IX - The Rise of Skywalker (w/ Matt Gourley)

EIt's the final film of the Star Wars saga! Matt Gourley (Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, Superego) joins us to answer our questions about the highly divisive Rise of Skywalker film. Who did Palpatine sleep with? Why is it dangerous for a droid to speak Sith? Will this really be the last film? Plus, Matt also explains all the cool puppeteering used in the film, the hot multiple romances going on, and so much more! Check out Matt Gourley new podcast - Bonanas for Bonanza with Andy Daly and Maria Banford. And finally, May the 4th be with you! Next week is Star Wars week and we want to celebrate everything around the franchise. Let us know what you'd like us to cover in your review for the show. Sources for this episode: Rise of Skywalker Plot MovieMistakes (Trivia) Rise of Skywalker IMDB (Trivia) RogerEbert.com Review The Guardian Review

52 MINAPR 28
Comments
Star Wars: Ep. IX - The Rise of Skywalker (w/ Matt Gourley)

More Star Wars Fanfiction (w/ Betsy Sodaro)

EAfter popular demand, we're back reading all new Star Wars fanfiction! Comedian & writer Betsy Sodaro (host of A Funny Feeling, voice on Duncanville) joins us to read our new original stories, and a few fanfic from the web. Warning, this episode is very, very NSFW. Listen to our first fanfiction episode here. Fan Fictions If It Weren’t for the Falcon by reylolove44 Star Wars: The Deceived by Darth Vicium Next week - we complete the sequel trilogy with Rise of Skywalker. Sponsor: Care/Of: Get 50% off your first order at TakeCareoOf.com and enter code newcomers50. Manscaped:Get 20% off and free shipping with the code NEWCOMERS atManscaped.com

49 MINAPR 21
Comments
More Star Wars Fanfiction (w/ Betsy Sodaro)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (w/ Mano Agapion)

EWho's cashing the check for these CGI'd actors? Can they just screenshot a hologram? Why is the Star Wars timeline so convoluted?? We've got questions after watching Rogue One, the first Star Wars spin-off film. Nicole's podcasting co-host Mano Agapion (host of Drag Her, We Love Trash) joins us to answer all of our burning questions! Plus, Lauren finds a meditative use in the Force, and Nicole's losing track between the white woman of Star Wars. Like Newcomers? Enter the 5-Star Wars by leaving us a review on Apple Podcastsor your favorite podcast platform.Let us know ideas for your dream Star Wars fan fiction! Sponsor: Manscaped:Get 20% off and free shipping with the code NEWCOMERS atManscaped.com Sources for this episode: Rogue One Film Summary Trivia RogerEbert.com Review

58 MINAPR 14
Comments
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (w/ Mano Agapion)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (w/ Shaun Diston)

EIs this the Star Wars love story we've been waiting for? Did Lando fuck his droid? What the heck is a parsec? Today, self-proclaimed "Human version of Jar Jar Binks" Shaun Diston (Wrecked, George Lucas Talk Show) joins us to break down the 2018 Han Solo spin-off film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. He explains what lead Disney to fire the 2 original directors months into filming, all the sneaky little details in the film, and the importance of "Who shot first?" for Star Wars fans. Stay inside, everybody! Like this show?Rate Newcomers 5-Stars on Apple Podcastsor your favorite podcast platform.Let us know what Star Wars media you'd like us to cover on a future episode. Sponsor: Manscape:Get 20% off and free shipping with the code NEWCOMERS at Manscaped.com Sources for this episode Solo Film Summary Solo IMDB Trivia Solo Movie Mistakes The Guardian Review CNET Review

61 MINAPR 7
Comments
Solo: A Star Wars Story (w/ Shaun Diston)
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