Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Yeah, yeah, and life day.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

The Vintage Show • December 7, 2009

December brings us all back to childhood days of nice, long winter vacations, and awesome Star Wars gifts. This show, Ed is joined by his brother Bob and friend Dave (Darth Saxus and Circle Takes the Square on the VORum, respectively) from Bob's collector's showroom in lovely Aurora, Illinois. Good times, great talk.

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Special Thanks:
Longwave - No Direction
Eddie Money - I Wanna Go Back

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Just in time, the original hosts are all together for a special extended edition of VOR!

We are back to discuss transsexuals, droppin' deuces, tender moments, listening to records, bromance, and Turner and Hooch! Oh, yeah, some Star Wars, too.

Special Thanks: - Kinkypark
DJ Tiesto - Lovestoned Remix

We're mad as hell, and we're going to tell you all about it! VOR addresses the bigger picture of the departure of Karen Traviss from writing Star Wars, and why more artists and fans should be upset.

Special Thanks:
The Veronicas - Goodbye to You
Bob Marley - Get Up, Stand Up

Links from the Show:
Brother Omi's Star Wars for Colored Folks:
The Phantom Edits:
One again, the Karen Traviss announcement: ... other.html
Expanded Universe Cantina Podcast:

That September Feeling • September 21, 2009

The winds change, the air cools, and the cicadas have all faded away. Kids are in school, pools are closing for the year. The flood of summer fun gives way to the slow calm of Autumn, and the anticipation of changing leaves, bundling up, and the onset of snowflakes and the holiday season.

And that means TOYS!

Ed and Mike are joined this time by Ed's friend Martin, from the U.K. The Force is strong with VOR as they hash about video games, Karen Traviss, and, of course, lots of toy talk.

This will be the last entry on the VORjournal side, as we will be making some changes to

Special Thanks:
Generationals - Angry Charlie
Marc Johnce - Hot N Cold Maniac [Michael Sembello Vs. Katy Perry]

Links from the show:

9/11 Trooper Video
The Ed Show

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Only one week later, and all the boys are back to has about the newest stuff coming out in 2009 to 2010. Covering the toys we missed, the toys we won't miss, the stuff we won't buy, and the in-hand Sideshow Vader experience.

Special Thanks:
Phil Collins - Against All Odds
Wings - Someone's Knocking at The Door

San Diego Comic Con and the Promise of Cool SW Stuff

The reports are in and the photos are posted. Joel, Mike and Ed return to chew on the shape of things to come in the next year of Star Wars merchandise. With special appearance by guest Energetic Sobriety.

Special Thanks:
Nouvelle Vague - Fade to Grey
Nickodemus - Sun Children
Beastie Boys - Get It Together

Monday, June 8, 2009

Night of a Thousand Tangents part2

STUFF FROM A THOUSAND WORLDS: MORE: Death! Life! Rock! Pop! Books! Games! Insomnia! Booze! Sex! Coffee! Toys!

Part 2 of 2

Special Thanks:
The Low Frequency In Stereo - Texas Fox
C-3PO - Droids

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Night of a Thousand Tangents

STUFF FROM A THOUSAND WORLDS: Death! Life! Rock! Pop! Books! Games! Insomnia! Booze! Sex! Coffee! Toys!

This show has it all, not to mention all three hosts!

Special Thanks:
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20
Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
The Low Frequency In Stereo - Texas Fox

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Jedi Order

A.k.a. Hangover of the Republic, Mike and Ed are back to rap about the dudes that first made us wonder "what can brown do for you?" We go deep with our thoughts on the Jedi and their role in the fall of the Republic.
Also: Republic Commando, VOR TV, Order 66, joining the Army IRL and more!

Republic Commando: ORDER 66 talk ahead at Section 3
1:10:10 through 1:17:41
1:38:00 through 1:43:00

Peter, Bjorn and John - Nothing To Worry About
Beastie Boys - Sabotage

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Thrill of the Hunt

Is it nostalgia? OCD? A hole in our heart that we try to fill with plastic? VOR explores why we do that Kessel Run

Special Thanks:
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Republic Commando: The Novels

If bad things come in threes, then prepare for an aural goatse! The original Voices of the Republic are back, and they hash out twin guns of opinions with inlaid pearl handles and laser sighting - just in case. Star Trek, circumcision, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness... nothing is safe as OVR hashes about the Republic Commando novel series by Karen Traviss.

Do we really need a spoiler warning for this one?
For those of you who don't want to listen about the novels but want to hear the show, just listen to the first segment, then tune in to the show again at

Special Thanks:
The Things We Do For Love
Elks - Collide

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Marching Into March

We've waited so long, but we've got two tickets to paradise. Ed and Mike bring the show back for great discussion, your feedback, melancholy waxings and a lot of Star Wars fun.
We'll try not t leave you alone for so long next time, babies...

Special Thanks:
Johnny Cash - Sunday Morning Coming Down
Matt and Kim - Daylight

Can anyone guess the audio clip?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The VOR Van

That's right, kids....each time we take a trip out to look for toys, or out to the secret hangar where we store the ship, we take the VORvan...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

KESSEL RUN - Ebisu Feb. 7, 2009

Ed treks out to the Ebisu district in Tokyo, where he looks for a Star Wars purchase to quench his thirst for sweet, sweet plastic.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The return of the Voice of the Republic

We're back from hiatus!
And now ladies and gentlemen, it is the distinct pleasure of the management to present to you, the evening's star attraction. Here they are back after their exclusive tour of Europe, Scandinavia and the sub continent. Won't you welcome from Orlando, Florida, the podcast of Jody Cody Carroll, Steady Eddie, and Magic Mike. The Voice of the Republic.

You can always go to our Talkshoe page, and we're available on iTunes!

You can also swing by our official BBS, the VORUM!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Episode 104: Twisted Turns of Toys

Kenner/Hasbro's hits and misses from the last 10+ years of making Star Wars toys - EXPOSED!

Special Thanks:
Fanny Pack - Hey Mami
AFRA & Incredible Beat Box Band - Apache