It’s FINALLY here! On Episode 96 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A are once again joined by author Matt King to discuss STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Three years ago, George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney and it was announced that new Star Wars films would be made, beginning with Episode VII. Well, the film is here now in the form of Director J.J. AbramsThe Force Awakens. Is the film the second coming of The Empire Strikes Back or does it recall a darker time – The Prequels? Continue reading



COVER_87Spend Labor Day weekend with The Hodgepodge Podcast as the countdown to Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues! Doug and Dirty A welcome back author Matt King to discuss the final episode in the Original Trilogy, Return of the Jedi. Let’s just say that this talk will not be as…glowing as the last two. Take a listen and sound off in the comments! Continue reading


COVERIt’s a Giant-Sized edition of The Hodgepodge Podcast! In this episode, Doug and Dirty A welcome back author Matt King to the podcast to discuss the micro-budget indie Avengers: Age of Ultron. But the Marvel goodness doesn’t stop there as the guys FINALLY get to go in-depth on Netflix’s new Daredevil show. Add to that, a discussion of the newly released Star Wars: The Force Awakens details revealed by Vanity Fair. It’s a monster episode! Take a listen! Continue reading

Episode 56: The Theory of Shameless Self-Promotion

coverEpisode 56 of The Hodgepodge Podcast begins with Doug and Dirty A’s previously promised Star Wars freakout over the new trailer for The Force Awakens. Then, the conversation turns to The Theory of Everything before Dirty A puts on his interviewer jacket to discuss Doug’s new book, Great Big World: The Trouble with Dr. Beamo. Take a listen! Continue reading

Star Wars Struck First

01_DOUG_SW_PICDoug did a little moonlighting this week and delivered an essay to The Retroist:

Star Wars Struck First: My History with the Galaxy Far, Far Away

Head on over to the Retroist’s site to read the essay and then get lost in the heady vapors of nostalgia as you peruse the rest of The Retroist’s wares.

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Bonus Episode: Star Wars Episode VII Cast

In this special BONUS Episode of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A discuss the big news of the week and the revelation of the principal cast for Star Wars Episode VII. They talk about the new cast members, what they expect from the new films, and what’s being left out. Take a listen! Continue reading