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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Ahsoka Tano is a fan favorite, mostly in part to the great Ashley Eckstein. Her relationship to the character and connection to the Star Wars fanbase is unlike that of any other actor. To celebrate the return of Ahsoka to THE CLONE WARS, we reconnect with Ashley for a long, deep conversation about Ahsoka, her past, her present, and yes, even her future.

Ashley talks openly about the recent rumors concerning Ashoka appearing in the upcoming season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN and shares her feelings about the support she’s received from STAR WARS fans everywhere. And, we continue our discussion/debate/argument over the rapid emergence of Rey’s Force powers throughout the Sequel Trilogy, plus, Anthony Daniels talked about THE RISE OF SKYWALKER in a recent interview and we got the highlights.

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AHSOKA Joins THE MANDALORIAN & At Home with RISE OF SKYWALKER

Review of the EPISODE IX Digital Release and Documentary features, Rosario Dawson to play Ahsoka Tano, The Force Dyad.
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Clone Wars: Declassified: The "Bad Batch" Arc

We’re talking about the first four episodes from the final season of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS with our review of the full “Bad Batch” arc featuring our special guests, Star Wars artist Kevin Liell and morning drive sports anchor from Newsradio 780 Chicago, Josh Liss. Plus, live callers voice weigh in!
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THE MANDALORIAN's Emily Swallow and RFR Live

We're back in Ohio for a live recording of RFR at Wizard World Cleveland featuring audience participation as we review some passages from the novelization to STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, along with some talk about that Sweet Baby Yoda. Then, we moved to the main stage to interview The Armorer from THE MANDALORIAN, the fabulous Emily Swallow, who filled us in with us stories from the set of the popular Disney+ series.
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THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Film Commentary Track

Welcome to RFR’s very first audio commentary track for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, wrapping up the controversial Sequel Trilogy and finale to “The Skywalker Saga”. The film received mixed reviews and this commentary is a reflection of that with opinions ranging the spectrum from very favorable to very critical and all points in between.
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More about Rebel Force Radio

Rebel Force Radio is unmatched when 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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