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About The ForceCast

The ForceCast podcast network is home to the official podcasts of popular Star Wars websites TheForce.Net and Fast paced, fun, and informative, The ForceCast's lineup of podcasts offer the best in Star Wars news and commentary. The podcasts are supported by a loyal fan base and are regularly featured on the list of top podcasts on iTunes.

The ForceCast is the flagship program of the network. It features news, commentary, interviews, and discussion about the Star Wars saga. Episodes are recorded with a live online audience and later released for download to listeners worldwide. The program is hosted by Erik Blythe.

The ForceCast is unmatched when it comes to interviews with the legends of Star Wars, including George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Billy Dee Williams, Jake Lloyd, Anthony Daniels, Ray Park, Temuera Morrison, Daniel Logan, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and many more. Other guests include actor/filmmaker Jon Favreau, actor/producer Seth Green, actress Jaime King, comedian/actor Chris Rock, model/TV personality Adrianne Curry, musician Jane Wiedlin, and others. The show also enjoys a close working relationship with Lucasfilm Ltd., providing unrivaled access to the creatives behind the scenes of the Star Wars universe, from the wizards at Skywalker Sound to the special effects masters at Industrial Light and Magic.

Other ForceCast programming includes:
  • The Rebels Roundtable (hosted by Spencer Brinkerhoff III), a discussion program focusing on the Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels.
  • The Clone Wars Roundtable (hosted and Spencer Brinkerhoff III), a discussion program focusing on the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • Jedi Journals (hosted by Jay Shepard and Chris Wyman), a monthly roundup of Star Wars publishing news, commentary, and discussion, focusing on novels, comics, and magazines.
  • The Sabacc Table (hosted by Erik Blythe, Nate Nelson, and Louis Secki), a bi-monthly discussion show for Star Wars gaming, from console FPS titles to LCGs to MMORPGs.
  • Echo Base (hosted by Erik Blythe and Louis Secki), a bi-monthly "water-cooler" discussion program about Star Wars topics big and small.
  • The IndyCast (hosted by Ed Dolista), a program dedicated to all aspects of the Indiana Jones franchise.
  • Specials featuring breaking news analysis, event coverage, and long-form interviews.
  • Microcasts presenting miscellaneous Star Wars audio goodness.
The ForceCast travels the globe to provide the most comprehensive coverage of Star Wars events. Previous stops include Tokyo, Los Angeles, Chicago, Orlando, Dallas, and Columbus. Listeners have enjoyed viewing the ForceCast in action during live shows at Star Wars Celebration IV, Star Wars Fan Days III, Star Wars Celebration V, Fan Days IV, Star Wars Celebration VI & Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

Due to The ForceCast's heavy involvement in a grass-roots marketing campaign, the ForceCast received a "Special Thanks" credit in the 2009 comedy Fanboys from The Weinstein Company and director Kyle Newman.

ERIK BLYTHE (Network Director, co-host of The ForceCast, and lead host of the Sabacc Table and Echo Base)

Erik was the sole host of the original, award-winning podcast for TheForce.Net back in 2005. Since then, Erik has been running a podcast network at focusing on movies, television, and technology.

Aside from Star Wars, Erik is also an avid fan of LOST, Babylon 5, The Walking Dead, the recent reboot of Doctor Who, and science fiction in general. He's also a big fan of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, preferring stories that take place after the original films. He was thrilled to return to his Star Wars roots as a co-host and producer on the ForceCast network. Erik also helped launch the ForceCast gaming program The Sabacc Table in July 2013.

SPENCER BRINKERHOFF III (Co-host of The Rebels Roundtable)

Spencer started as a guest of The ForceCast to talk about his work as an official Star Wars artist and his love of the Clone Wars. He became a regular Co-Host of the Clone Wars Roundtable show and is continuing on with the with The Rebels Roundtable. But did you know that it was after spending 12 years as a graphic designer for online training courses, Spencer decided to try his hand at being an illustrator? He debuted his art work in 2008 at the Star Wars Celebration in Japan and the San Diego Comic Con, where his animated short was a finalist in the Star Wars Fan movie challenge. He's also created sketch cards for Lord of the Rings, Marvel, Indiana Jones and The Clone Wars.

As one of five illustrators approved for the Star Wars Artist series on Zazzle, Spencer's illustrations have been used on Mugs T-shirts and have even found there way into LEGO sets. He has also created an anniversary print for Back to the Future, and shot, edited, and starred in a video contest to win a restro-modded Trans Am from Mr. Burt Reynolds.

He has also invented keychain toy called a LightStick that will add laser blasts to any photo you take and a drawing system called Drawing Is Simple.

ED DOLISTA (Co-host of The IndyCast)

Ed began performing in 1981 alongside Guy Pearce and Portia DeRossi in The King & I, after which he appeared in numerous stage productions including Les Miserables, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Grease, Romeo & Juliet, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Robin Hood Trilogy Special Edition, which he co-wrote with long time collaborator, Ian Nash-Gilchrist. He was also nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role by the Theatre Guild of Victoria for his role of J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and as best director for LYT's production of Little Shop of Horrors. Television roles include Tobias in The Secret Life of Us as well as guest roles in Stingers: Undercover and Neighbours and numerous short films.

Ed was host of the radio show Disco Fever on public radio for 18 years, after which he retired to pursue podcasting. After contacting the hosts of the ForceCast suggesting the idea of an Indiana Jones themed podcast, a pilot episode was recorded and the IndyCast was born. Almost two years later, the IndyCast enjoys a passionate listener base from all over the globe. When not speaking into his computer, Ed teaches Drama and Theatre Studies and occasionally appears as Captain Jack Sparrow.


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