Tuesday, December 31, 2013
A few weeks ago, I jumped the gun and posted that Voice of the Republic: Classic was starting. Unfortunately, there were some production issues and all the videos had to be redone. The wait is over as of now! VOR Classic is officially underway. What is VOR Classic? Well, basically it's classic episodes of Voice of the Republic that has been cleaned up and repackaged into bite sized Youtube friendly bits. Each episode is split into six parts that are approximately ten minutes long. Perfect for the Youtube viewer on the go. A new part will be released daily, and once an episode is completed, we move onto the next! So why not check out our first VOR Classic "Vader" from March 19th, 2007. As of this posting, the first three parts are already available!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Does Batman matter anymore? Did he ever? Is he just another cool-looking icon, or a necessary, inspirational pop figure?
PLUS: Star Wars news and a special, extended VOR Flashback!
NEWS: Ed, Mike, and Carl are going on a Holiday Hiatus, but we'll be back in January. We'll have some surprises in store, as well as fantastic guests, and opinions in spades. And on steroids. On tall bikes. Scary, right?
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
VOR hosts Ed Siemienkowicz, Mike Wagganer, and Carl Watkins gaze into the holocron of possibilities and think on how they'd have handled the Star Wars Prequels.
Plus: New VOR Flashback!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The ups and downs of social media, plus MAJOR Star Wars news!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Ever been scared? Like REALLY scared? So scared you thought you were IN a horror movie? Mike is back from the Big Apple. We'll hear about his travels and triumphs at New York Comic Con!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
VOR talks about the TV juggernaut that was Breaking Bad. Did the finale have that iconic blue hue or was it overcooked to a milky white mess? WARNING There will be spoilers!!! What did you think of the show and finale? Leave us a voicemail at 407-409-8749 or email us your text or an MP3 at email@example.com. Long distance charges may apply when calling.
Conveyor - Milkman
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
They're back, and they've returned as even bigger dorks for comics! For the first time ever, all three intrepid hosts were able to hangout In person. Each had their own comic to share with the world, each had a dream of a great weekend of friendship and comics. Was it a success? Or was Small Press Expo more akin to a backstabbing bitchfest on Big Brother? Check out the show to find out!
Jamiebacca’s Powergoats - Tiger Punch
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Before Ed, Mike and Carl head off to their first convention together, they are joined by some esteemed guests!
Michael David Thomas, media director at SPX, comic artist and lipstick enthusiast Monica Gallagher, and graphic novel dream team Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier! Together we discuss why this con rocks, comics beyond superheroes, and the myth of "haircut cons."
Juanotos - Hola Hola Bossa Nova
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
This week we have a great conversation with Wendi Freeman of the excellent comics podcast Double Page Spread. From the drive-in to the age of direct-to VHS video tapes, we explore and learn about beloved b- and horror movies, alien flicks, and robot rip-offs.
Jahzzar - Lift Off
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
VOR talks about this golden age of geekery we're living in, comic book movie blockbusters, sci fi back in prime time, and ever-expanding conventions. And also the back lash, like NERD POSEURS?!?
Hussalonia - This Song Won't Sell a Thing
Independence - Make the Connection
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Mike and Ed give you the run down on what went down at San Diego Comic Con! Special Thanks:
Bill Evans Trio - Autumn Leaves
Jackie Wilson with Tom Smith - Lonely Teardrops
Friday, July 12, 2013
From found porn to the treasures of the internet, Ed, Mike, and Carl bare all in this deep, passionate, and raw episode on erotic entertainment!
Plus! Republicomm, and a surprise guest!
Friday, June 28, 2013
Listen! In your Ears! Is it Ed? Mike? Carl? The Adventures of VOR continue with our reviews of the latest Superman installment.
Plus! The Kessel Run, and a special announcement for all VORons.
Break music by Here Come The Mummies!
Friday, June 14, 2013
Time for another VOR movie commentary, this time starring Academy award Winner TOM HANKS! 1982's Mazes and Monsters was a fictional tale of kids with frigid parents finding their identities through role playing games.
While it doesn't address the concern that players of RPGs were messing with "the powers of SATAN!" M&M does show audiences that nerds can have friends and lovers by just being themselves, and that the hat does not make the man.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Mike triumphantly returns to the podcast!
Ed, Mike, and Carl take to the mics to get down and nerdy about Star Trek, Star Wars, Sherlock, Transformers and more! Plus we discuss (briefly) the Google Hangout fumble from last week, and even have a little KESSEL RUN!
VOR is back, ladies and gentlemen.
Psychedelic funk provided by friend of the show Leonard Warren's band We Killed the Lion!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Ed, Carl and Ed's brother Bob get together for the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo! Hear the tales from this great show, and relive the long-awaited meeting od Carl and Ed!
VOR's longtime fan and friend Andreau Ortega!
Monday, April 22, 2013
The persistence of reality TV.
Carl and Ed probe the darkest corners of the world of the unexplained in this exciting episode!
Siouxie and the Banshees - Fear of the Unknown
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The voice of Voice of the Republic joins us this week! Comic Artist James Whynot is in the hangout to talk TMNT, Marvel, DC, and Star Wars toys. We also get to your voicemails on the Republicomm, and Ed avoids a meltdown due to the new LIVE set-up. Here's out new vitals: Google Hangout VOR on YouTube VOR on Facebook VOR on itunes Republicomm - 407-409-8749 See you all on April 18th! STREAM
Monday, March 25, 2013
What makes us want to alter or change our bodies? Is it vanity? Low self-esteem? Or is it a desire to be the first kid on the block with the next cool technological thing. Carl and Ed discuss these and other deep topics. Deep, baby.
Stay tuned for the big surprise announcement at the end. If you don't mind spoilers and can keep your trap shut for a few days, click here.
New way to get involved with VOR: Google+ Yes, we know. Steve Republica.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Spring is upon us! Carl and Ed send Winter a-packin with tales of The Blues Brothers, UFO Zombies, comics, movies, and the new flock of crappy Star Wars toys. Plus: The Star Wars Rumor Report with Andrew Stamm.
Hey Ash Whatcha Playin
Hasbro's Litter Box
- The Blues Brothers - Can't Turn You Loose, Rubber Biscuit
- Cymande - Bra
- Al Green - I'm So Glad You're Mine
Monday, February 25, 2013
With our own Mike out of broadcasting commission we've asked veteran podcaster and longtime friend of VOR Carl Watkins to fill in for a spell. And GURL does he know how to fill you in. Also: Stealing from the Brits, old Jews, The Blues Brothers, The Book of Mormon, House of Cards, and in defense of the mustache.
- Old Jews Telling Jokes
- The Lonely Island - YOLO
Wilco - I'm The Man Who Loves You
M83 - Don't Save Us From The Flames
The Lonely Island - Yolo
Sax Forever - Une Belle Histoire
Monday, February 4, 2013
Ed is joined by Star Wars Rumor Report correspondent Andrew Stamm, and friend of VOR Carl Watkins. The trio discuss the announcement of J.J. Abrams as the director of the next Star Wars film, what it took to happen, and what it could mean for the franchise.
Brian Eno - Needles in a Camel's Eye
Monday, January 21, 2013
Ed & Mike, your favorite podcasting artists, return to your ears for the One-Trizzle!
Karaoke, "This Economy," big gifts, Ed on food? Plus the Star Wars Rumor Report returns, and we introduce a new feature: WHISPER!
NO - What's your Name
Heliocentrics - Distant Star
Kanye West - Spaceship & Jesus Walks
Sax Forever - Medley
Wayne Shorter - Witch Hunt