Wednesday, December 28, 2011

ESP Commentary Extravaganza!

Last year, Peter Lopez of SPIK Productions contacted me to ask permission to include the Voice of the Republic commentary for Empire Strikes Back on a DVD he was making. This DVD would include the commentaries by many other podcasts, some of which we all know andf love like Simple Tricks and Nonsense, The Force Cast, and SWAN.

You can download the parts and make your own DVD by following these instructions:

1. Download the parts (about 4.3G - Have 8 or 9G of free hard drive space handy) from here:

2. Next step is to begin the downloading process. Here's two options:

Option 1
Firefox plugin: FlashGot
Install : (requires a restart)
Should be able to Option-Click on the browser page with all the .rar links and there's a FlashGot all option. The problem with this method is it attempts to download as many as it can as fast as it can. and that could cause some errors, if the domain server can't keep up.

Option 2
jDownloader is a program used by many to download multiple files which are put onto free hosting sites, but it can also be used to batch download.
Install :
In the program is a tab called 'Linkgrabber' drag and drop or input the links there. Once you've got a handful you can do a test, "Continue with all" should move them to the 'Download' tab, and then the program will automatically download. Check the preferences to find where they are being downloaded to. The program I believe downloads two at a time, which should not cause any bad downloads.

After all of them are downloaded, you need a program which can unRAR them.
Has RAR 3.93 for Mac OS X, install. might be already part of the operation system but a new version does solve some issues.

Double click on the first file : AESB.part001.rar and the program will put together the pieces to make the dvd file. it's an .IMG which is the same as an .ISO and can be burned with most dvd software. (mac, linux or pc)

You can use the native Mac, DVD Player, or VLC which is an all purpose media player.
Either one of these programs can play the .IMG before you burn the disc.
but once burned it should be playable on any dvd player.

I'm on a Mac, but PC pals feel free to post your own method. The above instructions were from Peter himself, but personally I downloaded the file, opened it with Stuffit Expander, then burned the disc in Toast. Works great, and there's even a DVD cover you can print.

Enjoy, and VOR hopes you had great Christmases!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Guess Who? Mike and... Eddie?

Don't go burning down your local movie theater adorned in VOR t-shirts and Clone helmets, but VOR is back, albeit briefly. Mike and Ed return to your future box to catch up, talk some Star Wars smack, and look back on the last year. Bring us along as you attempt to finish your last-minute shopping, or if you need to escape your screaming wife and/or children. We're back for YOU!

Special Thanks:
Martin Solveig and Dragonette - Hello
The Joy Formidable - Whirring

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


They said there wasn't that much Star Wars to talk about. They said we needed to grow up, and move on. They said we said "um" too much. But our fans said we were the best Star Wars podcast out there.

Guess who was right?

Star Wars rolls on, like mysterious paragraphs of words scrolling onward into the great, unknown universe. Voice of the Republic, however, has read that scroll too many times to count. We're hanging up our blasters, and becoming the crazy old hermits we are supposed to be.

Ah, fuck that. You know we're going to be here making bigger noises of our own. We hope you follow us on our journeys, separate though they may be. We thank you for all the years of downloading, listening, and urging us onward. Come by and see us any time. The shows are up forever, and the Vorum never closes.

The VORum

Joel Carroll

Ed Siemienkowicz

Mike Wagganer

Special Thanks:
Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens - Top Gun Anthem
Guns'n Roses - Double Talkin Jive
Stag - These Times

Don Henley - Boys of Summer
Alphaville - Forever Young

Michael Giacchino - Locke'ing Horns
Billy Squire - The Stroke
Working for a Nuclear Free City - Troubled Son

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Part One

Part Two

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Worst Of VOR: Episode 1001001110110010

Finally, its the best of the worst of the best podcast out there. Voice of the Republic rains it's brilliance down all over you in this longer than usual trip down roads less travelled, untended, and perhaps best forgotten. It's out-takes, conversation, offensive comments, and hilarious slices of of VOR braincake.

Special Thanks:

The Dirtbombs - I'm Through With White Girls

Daft Punk - Arena, TRON Legacy Soundtrack

Brothers From Another - O Yep

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Worst Of VOR: Chapter Three

Yes, just when you though it couldn't get worse, there's more worse. Come explore the lost, and sometimes hidden conversations, mistakes, and embarassing exclamations from Voice Of The Republic.

This show spans roughly early 2008 to mid-2009, and we're not done combing through the "cutting room floor" just yet!

Special Thanks:
N/A - Wave Of Mutilation (8-Bit Version)
Martin Solveig & Dragonette - Hello
George and Jonathan - Intro (Party Every Night)

PS: I'm aware of the bad musical break intro in the first segment, but I deleted the files needed to correct it. The rest of the show should be fine.