Monday, December 17, 2012

VOR Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Mike and Ed help you get the right gift for the people you care about the most. Plus a brand new segment: Andrew Stamm and the Star Wars Rumor Report!

Special Thanks:

Van Halen - Hot For Teacher

Lyrics Born - Callin' Out

SWRR Theme Song: Brian Eno - Needle in a Camel's Eye

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Disney Buys Lucasfilm

The news that every Star Wars fan and movie afficionado has been talking about, the Disney/Lucasfilm deal. What will this mean for the Star Wars brand? What does it mean to the future of the story? What is the fans' reaction? More importantly, what is Voice of the Republic's reaction?

Special guest host Carl Watkins joins in the discussion!

Special Thanks:

A Tribe Called Quest - Mr. Muhammad

The Black Angels - Empire

Shovels and Rope - Birmingham

John Williams - Ewok Celebration

Raphael Saddiq - Movin' Down The Line

The Bordens - Theme from Star Wars

Sunday, September 30, 2012


Feeling confused and overwhelmed when you think about the presidential election? Tired of fighting across the aisle? Do you want to scrap the whole thing and move to Canada? Voice of the Republic is here to help!

We've enlisted the help of two correspondents, David Baroldy and Leonard Warren, to create a sort of "Cliff's Notes" guide to the main issues that are affecting America. We hope it helps everyone cut through the party rhetoric, so feel free to hit us up via email or Facebook and speak your mind. You can also call us on the Republicomm! Special Thanks: Romney's Theme: Joe Jackson - I'm the Man Obama's Jam: Al Green - Let's Stay Together

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Vulcan Butt-Punch

A rare late night Friday show where Mike and Ed discuss Dark Knight Rises, Star Wars Celebration VI, Mike's surprise lineage, and Ed's shocking confession.

Listen here or at itunes!

Special Thanks: Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built

People Under The Stairs - Schooled in the Trade

Buffalo Tom - Summer

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Guilty Pleasures

True confessions by Ed and Mike about movie, music, weekend pursuits, artistic endeavors, and Deak Starkiller. Again with Deak Starkiller.

Special Thanks:

Whiskeytown - Too Drunk To Dream

Gomez - Love is Better Than A Warm Trombone

Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945

The Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang

The Cure - The Baby Screams

Monday, August 13, 2012


Ed and Mike get back to their roots, and look forward to this month's Celebration: a Star Wars convention in Orlando, Florida.

Also: teenage drivers, and Mike's million dollar idea for DMVs.

Special Thanks:

The Smiths - Barbarism Begins At Home

The Revolutionaries - Earthquake Dub

Kooley High - Back Home

BOOKS: Check em Out!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

40 (Part One)

Ed and Mike discuss the prospects of aging gracefully, discuss the myth of numbers, and give some tips to staying sexy forever.

Or at least until you hit forty.

Special Thanks: 1972 brings you...

The Chakachas - Jungle Fever

Lou Reed - Take A Walk on the Wild Side

Al Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California

Monday, July 16, 2012

Special Guest: Carl Watkins

When it comes to Mike, there can be only one. This can also be said of Carl Watkins. If they ever meet will one fight the other to the death? For the ultimate prize of omnipotent knowledge? Only time will tell.

Until then Carl and Ed chat about My Little Pony, quality storytelling, Joes vs. Tranfsormers, and the passing of Ted Dinslow.

Special Thanks: Alt-J - Fitzpleasure Lenny Kravitz - Rock and Roll Is Dead Bobby Conn - Never Get Ahead ABBA - Fernando

Monday, June 25, 2012

Lifestyles of the Voice of the Republic

Ed and Mike catch up in the middle of their separate life changes, and bring the humorous, philosophical conversation that you love and adore. You do, don't you? Don't you? PLEASE LOVE US.

But really, from Firefly/Serenity to Bed Bugs, VOR goes deep, goes dark, and pulls it back up into the light to bring you solid conversational podcasting.

Special Thanks:
The New Division - Starfield
Kool and The Gang - Summer Madness
The Fall - Sparta 2XX

The Ink Panthers Podcast
Nerd Nation
NuibNiub's Universe

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

TRANSFORMERS With Deak Starkiller

Longtime listener of VOR and formidable Transformers enthusiast Deak Starkiller joins us this week to discuss those robots in disguise. We also can’t help but discuss some Star Wars along the way, of course. Plenty of off color comments, Republicomm, and more. Plus school lunches on Mandalore!

Special Thanks:

Link Wray – Rumble

Cheap Trick – The Fallen

Donald Byrd – Change

Dirk Diggler – You Got The Touch

LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change

Friday, April 27, 2012

Summer 2012 at the Movies

VOR looks at their must-see and must-miss movies of the summer. Also some listener calls, more aesthetic advice, and a lot of laughs. Check us out, and subscribe in itunes.

Special Thanks:

Paul Oakenfold and U2 – Beautiful Day

10CC – Not In Love

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince – Summertime

Nick Tolford – Summertime

Friday, April 13, 2012


C2E2. Zepplin. Scarface. Work Ethic versus the Internet. Celebration VI. Shoplifting. Corn pudding. Trains. Easter. Cabbage Patch Kids knock-offs. Desert dreams. Twilight. Star Trek…


Special Thanks:
Harriet – I Slept With All Your Mothers
Linx – So This Is Romance
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Major
Deltron - 3030
Deak Starkiller

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ed & Mike: Then and Now

As promised, here's the photos...

Questionable choices from out of the past. We've all made them, send us yours!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WHO Are You Wearing?

Yes, VOR attempts fashion episode.

Mike and Ed weigh in on what works for people, what doesn't, and what some of today's hottest trends are.

We know you're thinking "who the hell are they to tell me how to dress?" Well, we understand. We are two really cool, handsome, and charming cuts of USDA Prime, but we were once awkward babes lost in the woods of fashion. We found ourselves, learned some simple tricks along the way, and we're here to share them with you!

Do you have a tip you want to share with our listeners? Do you want to share evidence of a bad decision immortalized on camera? EMail us at, post to the FaceBook page, or meet us on the VORum!

We're showing ours, you show us yours!

Special Thanks:
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp
N Trance featuring Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
Fatboy Slim - Ghetto Girl
That's The Joint - Funky Four Plus One
Jay-Z and Dangermouse - Change Clothes
LCD Soundsystem - Home

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

VOR: Meet The Voice

Mike does the entire show without taking a breath, talking about beer, Star Wars, stinky nerds, music, and, of course, Orlando's Megacon 2012.

Our guest, James Whynot

UDC: The Ultimate Drawing Challenge!

Special Thanks:
Treacherous Three - Feel the Hearbeat
Glenn Fry - The Heat Is On
Canyons - My Rescue
Porcelain Raft - Drifting In And Out
Alan Parsons Project - Sirius

Friday, February 10, 2012


Now available on itunes, or via the VOR website, Voice of the Republic is BACK!

Mike Wagganer and myself, Ed Siemienkowicz return to the internet airwaves (where wifi is available) to bring back the "podcast in the brown paper bag."

The new VOR has the attitude, humor, and opinions that you've come to know and love, but with far less Star Wars. If you miss that part of the show, there are over four years of the old VOR to listen to, or re-listen to. Those opinions haven't changed, as Star Wars hasn't changed. 'Nuff said.

VOR is now unlimited, and plans to cover many topics, and have plenty of guest hosts. Subscribe via itunes, and like us on Facebook. VOR 2.0.

Special Thanks:
David Bowie - Fashion
Reptar - Blastoff
Toto - Africa
LCD Soundsystem - I'm Losing My Edge