Rebel Force Radio

Your Source for The Force

Fast-paced, fun, and informative, Rebel Force Radio offers the best in news, commentary, interviews, comedy, and discussion about the STAR WARS films and universe. RFR is hosted by lifelong STAR WARS fans Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac and supported by an ever-growing, loyal fan base.

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S1 E8

"Redemption"

Baby Yoda in the clutches of evil! The Mando, Cara Dune and Greef Carga pinned down by enemy fire! Kuill is dead! What happens next? We find out in THE MANDALORIAN season one finale "Redemption". We get a name for our protagonist and see his face for the first time during an epic battle against Moff Gideon and the Imperial Remnant, along with a sweet call back to THE CLONE WARS at the end. What's The Mandalorian's new mission and where does the series go after this? We talk about it all! Join us for live discussion of the season finale of THE MANDALORIAN with special guest Pete Nadel and taking your calls

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THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: Review w/ Paul Bateman

Paul Bateman joins us for the full show to talk about anything and everything going on in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.
Listen to THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: Review w/ Paul Bateman

RFR LIVE: Skywalker Rises In Ohio

We gathered on opening day for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, December 20th, in downtown Cleveland to commemorate the end of an era at Kennedys Cabaret in the famous Playhouse Square for a special live episode of RFR, featuring insights and analysis of the finale to the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Listen to RFR LIVE: Skywalker Rises In Ohio

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: First Review OPENING NIGHT

RFR gathered with listeners and friends in downtown Cleveland to see STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER on opening night. We gathered immediately following the first public screening to share our fresh and raw opinions, emotions, criticisms, reactions, and occasional confusion, with a live “studio audience."
Listen to THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: First Review OPENING NIGHT

RFR Mandalorian After Show #7: "The Reckoning"

The Mandalorian gathers his allies to take on the Imperial Remant who still are in pursuit of him after he took off with the "asset".
Listen to RFR Mandalorian After Show #7: "The Reckoning"

More about Rebel Force Radio

Rebel Force Radio is unmatchedwhen it comes to interviews with the legends of STAR WARS, including conversations withcreator George Lucas and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Billy Dee Williams, JonFavreau, Seth Green, Anthony Daniels, and many more of the Saga’s distinguished alumni.New episodes of Rebel Force Radio are published on Fridays every week.

For more information please visit the official Rebel Force Radio website.

Accolades

  • Frequently appears topping the podcast charts of iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.

  • Appearances and mentions in Entertainment Weekly, Bloomberg Business Week, Chicago

    Tribune, L.A.Weekly, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Star Wars Insider, The Wall Street Journal,

    The Daily Dot, Tech Insider, IGN.com, Yahoo! Movies, and more.

  • Chosen by Lucasfilm Ltd. to host the “Behind-The-Scenes” stage at “Star Wars Celebration” in

    Anaheim, CA (2015)

  • Subject of documentary film “When the Galaxy Listens,” premiering in the Spring of 2017.

  • Winner “Star Wars Fan Film” awards for BEST ANIMATION and FANS’ CHOICE in 2008

  • Inaugural inductees to Dave Filoni’s (Star Wars: The Clone Wars & Star Wars: Rebels) 104th

    Wolf Pack for their “outstanding fandom and support of STAR WARS.”

  • Made “Honorary Friends” of the 501st and Rebel Legions, worldwide costuming organizations

    known for their charitable work and frequent presence at official Lucasfilm events.

  • Finalist in the prestigious Shorty Awards for BEST PODCAST in 2015.

The Team

Jason Swank

Co-Host
Born in 1977, Jason cannot remember a time in his life without Star Wars, the result of growing up the youngest in a family obsessed with the movies and toys.

Jimmy Mac

Co-Host
Jimmy Mac an award-winning Chicago area radio professional and freelance audio producer. Jimmy has worked with the best of the best in the talk radio industry serving as producer for shows hosted by some of the elite in the biz.

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