The Wretched Hive: Star Wars Podcast

by Steve Baldwin, Greg Lent, Scott Evanskey, Niko Rodriguez, and Dave Potter

Just five guys talking about Star Wars...and other stuff.


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Cringe-worthy SW moments, EA's Squadrons, and the future of movie theaters

Episode #163: THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 is a mere two weeks away and THE HIVE has the latest and greatest on all things Mando PLUS we wince at the Top 10 most cringe-worthy moments from the sequels, call EA as they double down on Star Wars in the wake of Squadrons, patiently allow Steve to whine that Rey should be a Kenobi while Scott complains more about THE LAST JEDI, fret about the future of movie theaters, and pine for the Han in carbonite WAFFLE MAKER.

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Posted on 16 October 2020 | 7:18 pm

Mando, Lego, Hasbro, and Presidential Debates

Episode #162: Although this week’s U.S. PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES were on the boys’ collective mind this week they found some room for great Star Wars talk including the latest rumors on The Mandalorian Season 2, Star Wars Legos and Hasbro’s Razor Crest, Disney+ Group Watch and the Obi Wan series, Nathalie Portman’s possible return, and how the Marvel Cinematic Universe will fare without actual cinemas. National treasure Mark Hamill once again scores the SWTOTW and Dave presents Scott with his very own Star Wars Choices.

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Posted on 2 October 2020 | 7:05 am

Steve Sansweet: The Interview

Episode #161: The one and only STEVE SANSWEET joins Scott and Steve for an incredible conversation about his 15 years at Lucasfilm and his love of Star Wars collecting that led to RANCHO OBI WAN.  Steve shares about his 26 years at the Wall Street Journal and “following is bliss” to work on Star Wars, writing 17 books on Star Wars and innumerable columns for Star Wars Insider and Bantha Tracks, selling Star Wars merch on QVC, helping launch Star Wars Celebration, his recognition from the Guinness Book of World Records, and so much more.

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Posted on 26 September 2020 | 6:59 am

The Mandalorian, Mulan, and Johnny Lawrence walk into a bar...

Episode #160: THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 is coming to Disney+ next month and we’ve got the details for you thanks to and EW. The boys talk at length about the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Mulan on Disney+, Cobra Kai on Netflix, and offer up an interesting STAR WARS CHOICES. PLUS we've got yet another entry in the never-ending hilarious and entertaining saga that is the Tweet of the Week.

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Posted on 12 September 2020 | 3:24 pm

DC Fandome and Haylx: the Star Wars rock band you've never heard of

Episode #159: The Hive is 3x3 this week as Scott, Greg, and Steve soldier on with Niko (toe injury) and Dave (hosting at True Detective Season 1 panel at McConaughey-Con) unavailable and we've got plenty to cover including the 80's Disney/Star Wars-inspired rock band HAYLX (pronounced Hay-licks), DC Fandome, and Kathleen Kennedy's comments on the future of Star Wars...PLUS the usual nonsense including a rather meta SW Tweet of the Week and rather stormy Scott's Cantina Corner.

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Posted on 29 August 2020 | 6:28 pm

A Traveler's Guide to...Star Wars film titles?

Episode #158: Turns out the Star Wars film titles ARE ALL WRONG and we’re (a couple of weeks late with this story) here to rundown the madness for you along with a quick book review of Eloc Throno’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Traveler’s Guide to Battu, a look at Hasbro’s new Millennium Falcon, and our take on the stunning layoffs at DC Comics, along with another edition of Scott’s Cantina Corner and Dave’s first ever SW Tweet of the Week.

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Posted on 15 August 2020 | 6:25 pm

The Mandalorian walks into Scott's Cantina Corner...

Episode #157: THE MANDALORIAN’s fifteen Emmy Nominations is way more than THE WRETCHED HIVE PODCAST has ever received but nonetheless we are thrilled for Kennedy, Favreau, Filoni, and the gang over at Lucasfilm! Celebrate Mando’s success with us as we debut SCOTT’S CANTINA CORNER, share the highs and lows of COMICON @ HOME, and get nostalgic with Robert Zemeckis’ brilliant BACK TO THE FUTURE.

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Posted on 1 August 2020 | 5:47 am

The Wretched Hive: July 17, 2020

Episode #156: THE BAD BATCH is getting their own show on Disney+, Battu is getting its own traveler’s guide, and The Hive breaks them down for you with Scott and Steve manning the shop on a rare 2x2 full episode. Steve share a gift from a friend, Scott shares prequel-era collectables from Burger King, and both revel in the joy that is the STAR WARS TWEET OF THE WEEK.Visit our new home on the web:!

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Posted on 18 July 2020 | 3:24 pm

The Wretched Hive: July 3, 2020

Episode #155: We’re reunited (and it feels so good) as Stevie B returns from his stint in carbonite and your favorite Star Wars nerds cover that and lots of “other stuff” including Disney+ and Comic-Con @ Home, the incredible contributions to fandom by the late great CHARLES LIPPINCOTT, and why LOST is still a great watch. PLUS we’ve got a camtono of the incessant chatter you’ve come to expect including an impromptu STAR WARS CHOICES and more blathering on about THE RIGHT STUFF, TRUE LIES, and a plethora of random references from our pop-culture mental holocron that few under age forty understand. In other words, it’s a standard episode.

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Posted on 3 July 2020 | 3:15 pm