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Aug 28

501stCast Episode 84: August 27th, 2014: Filling in for the 501st Battalion

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Full Episodes

Dedicated to: Andreas Möller (SL-2677) of the 501st Legion’s German Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXXIV (August 27th, 2014)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Florida Garrison attends Dream Day (blog with photos)
  • Carolina Garrison storms Heroes Con
  • MidSouth Garrison celebrates Sonny’s last chemo
  • MidSouth Garrison attends Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser (photo)
  • Garrison Tyranus supports Ronald McDonald House
  • Costa Rica Outpost at Todos por Santi fundraiser
  • Empire City Garrison storms West Point (video)
  • Carolina Garrison at Victory Junction Camp
  • Empire City Garrison troops Lynbrook Public Library and Millbrook Library (photos)
  • Hong Kong Garrison attends HK High End AV show (photo)
  • Empire City Garrison storms the Long Island Toy Show
  • Outpost Venezuela troops Kid’s Day at Children’s Museum (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison troops Intrepid’s Space and Science Festival (photos)
  • UK Garrison stars in Force for Change promotional video
  • Empire City Garrison attends MDA Summer Camp & Family Picnic (Vader as a firefighter, photos)
  • San Diego Comic Con
  • Empire City Garrison troops Giant Kids event at Camp Kiwi
  • Empire City Garrison storms 1st Responder Family Day
  • Garrison Excelsior troops Project Lifeskillz camp
  • Dutch Garrison attends Stichting Opkikker Fantasy Day (photos)
  • Outpost Venezuela participated in photo ops fundraiser

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Brian Robinson, TK-2918, of Garrison Tyranus! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for April 2014.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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Jul 2

501stCast Episode 83: June 30th, 2014: Busted or Confirmed? – CONFIRMED

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in Full Episodes

Dedicated to: Lance Starmer, SL-2640 of Northeast Remnant Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXXIII (June , 2014)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Scott Allen (SL-9854) and Ed Cook, TI-5335

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Post-Production: Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Recent News

  • Star Wars Episode VII roundtable
  • Mythbuster Jamie Hyneman inducted
  • George Lucas’ Museum to land in Chicago (article)
  • Star Wars Phineas & Ferb special
  • Armor handed down to new Star Wars fan (blog)
  • Australian Walks
  • Parts of Star Wars.com is on the ball for EpVII
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

Mission Reports

  • MidSouth Garrison troops JDRF walk
  • MidSouth Garrison spends May the Fourth at Science Center
  • French Garrison at Disney Store (photo)
  • Thailand Outpost support Toys for Nong at Thailand Comic Con (Comic Con photo1, Comic Con photo2, Donation photo1, Donation photo2)
  • Carolina Garrison invades XCON (photo1, photo2)
  • United Kingdom Garrison supports Royal British Legion
  • Ecuador Outpost’s hospital visit (photo1, photo2)
  • Southern California Garrison at Library Star Wars Day
  • MidSouth Garrison at Nopi Nationals (photo1, photo2)
  • Empire City Garrison supports Jason Fry’s LEGO Star Wars: Visual Dictionary signing (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison at Great Strides for CF Walks
  • Midwest Garrison’s giant Joliet Library Star Wars event (promo video, photos)
  • Ecuador Outpost’s World Blood Drive Day
  • Carolina Garrison visits Hemby Children’s Hospital (photo1, photo2, photo3)
  • UKG at MCM London Comic Con
  • Outpost Venezuela supports Futbol (photos)
  • Outpost 42 Garrison storms Armageddon Expo in Wellington
  • Central Garrison pulls a UPS plane! (Facebook video)
  • Mountain Garrison invades Denver Comic Con
  • Empire City Garrison storms EternalCon (photo, news report)

Upcoming Events

  • CONvergence – July 3rd-6th in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Great Lakes Garrison supports Bowling for Matt – July 11th (Facebook event page, GoFundMe page)
  • Star Wars themed Baseball Games
  • “Weird” Al’s new album – Mandatory Fun
  • San Diego Comic Con – July 24th-27th
    • Dinner information: Friday night at the San Diego Central Library from 7:30-10:30pm. The tickets are PRE-PURCHASE ONLY! No at the door sales. It is a full dinner (buffet with some amazing food) and OPEN BAR. Tickets are $55. Contact Lesley Farquhar for information on how to buy your ticket!
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

  • Stew Salyer, TK-8814, of Midsouth Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for March 2014.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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May 20

501stCast Episode 82: May 19th, 2014: Star Wars is Dee-licious

Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in Full Episodes

Dedicated to: Scott Rose, TK-346 of Neon City Garrison and  Taggert Cline, TI-7430 of Wisconsin Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXXII (May 19th, 2014)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Contributor: Sam Kisselburg (SL-85254)

Post-Production: Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Ireland and UK Garrison’s at MCM Comic Con (photos)
  • German Garrison troops for Alicia
  • Turkish Outpost attends 5-day Jedi Padawan Academy (video)
  • Carolina Garrison visits Cub Scouts (Death Star cake)
  • Carolina Garrison attend Shakespeare’s Intergalactic Renaissance Fair (photos)
  • Ecuador Outpost supports children Foundation (photo)
  • Empire City Garrison at UFO Fair & Parade (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison attends Cubaree (photo)
  • Empire City Garrison troops 5th Annual Puppet Arts Theatre 5th Ave Family Festival (Cape Tester photo, Morgan Spurlock tweet)
  • Empire City Garrison’s charity walk troops
    • March of Dimes Walk #1 (photos1, photos2, tweet)
    • March of Dimes Walk #2
    • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospitals 10th annual Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day (photos)
    • Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis (photos1, photos2)

  • Outpost Venezuela supports Special Education Institute El Paraiso (photos, video)
  • Portuguese Outpost on National TV (video)
  • Free Comic Book Day
    • Empire City Garrison at Dragon’s Den (photo)
    • Empire City Garrison at Grasshopper Comics (photos1, photos2)
    • Southern California Garrison at Brave New World
  • May the Fourth Events
    • Empire City Garrison on the Air (full interview)
    • Costa Rica Outpost at Casa Manga (Facebook page)
    • Mountain Garrison at Denver International Airport (Facebook page)
    • Carolina Garrison stormed The Discovery Center (photos)
    • Belgian Garrison troops for LEGOs for children’s ward (LEGO photos, Hospital photos)
    • Hong Kong Garrison partners with Disney Channel (photos)
    • Midwest Garrison at Oak Park Library (photos)
    • Empire City Garrison at Rockville Center Public Library (article, photo), Mastic Moriches Shirley Community Library and Sachem Public Library
    • Italica Garrison storms Colosseum (Facebook photos)
    • Southern California Garrison at Rossmorr Family Fun Day

  • Garrison Excelsior’s Anniversary Weekend of troop
    • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s The Music of John Williams concerts
    • Rochester’s Lilac Festival Parade

Upcoming Events

  • Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios
  • Southern California Garrison will be at Paul Biane library in Rancho Cucamonga on May 24th
  • World Blood Drive Day on June 14th
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

  • Andrew Wilcockson, TK-8547 of Redback Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for February 2014.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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Apr 28

501stCast Minicast: April 17th 2014: The Galactic Academy – judge us by our size do not

Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014 in Interview, MiniCast

Host: Nicky Blum, DZ-8397

GuestsAlbin Johnson, TK-210 and William Tatsch, ID-9076

Post-Production: Scott Allen, SL-9854

Listen in as I chat with Leaders from The Galactic Academy – the international Star Wars costuming club for kids!

Discussion highlights:

The Galactic Academy website and Facebook page

Email – info@galactic-academy.com

Blog on StarWars.com

Campuses on Facebook and their emails:

Events page

Coming Soon – kid sized costuming resources

Anti-Bullying Initiative

Where to get your Galactic Academy patches – http://www.galactic-academy.com/faq.html#patches

Look for a big Galactic Academy presence at Celebration: Anaheim

Send in your suggestions for future interviews to podcast@501st.com

 
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Apr 16

501stCast Episode 81: April 14th, 2014: The Emperor & Laddie Show

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Full Episodes, Interview, MiniCast

Dedicated to: Heidi Nicole Peterson, TI-1938 from Old Line Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXXI (April 14th, 2014)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Scott Allen (SL-9854) and Ed Cook (TI-5335)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Contributor: Aaron Sharp (TK-3989)

Guests: Alan Ladd, Jr., Albin Johnson and William Tatsch, Matthew Brown, TK-59090, The Emperor

Post-Production: Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Singapore Garrison troops with Singapore Symphony Orchestra (photos, video)
  • Great Lakes Garrison at Grand Rapids Griffins annual Star Wars Night (photos)
  • Georgia Garrison walks the Heroes for Heroes Walk (photo)
  • Carolina Garrison supports Texas Roadhouse’s Kid’s Night (photos)
  • Garrison Titan troops Emerald City Comicon (photos by Danny Ngan)
  • Empire City Garrison visits South Huntington Library (photos1, photos2)
  • Costa Rica Outpost celebrates 7th anniversary by trooping Hospital (photo)
  • Star Wars Day at California’s LEGOland
  • Autism Walks
    • Bast Alpha Garrison deployed to Autism Walk & Family Fun Day (photos)
    • Mexican Garrison attends Autism Walk (photo)
  • Redback Garrison troops Supanova in Queensland (Smart Pups, Rockband video)
  • Pacific Outpost troops Kawaii Kon
  • Hong Kong Garrison troops Aberdeen premiere (interview, photo1, photo2)

Interview with Alan Ladd Jr.

Alan Ladd Jr. Documentary “Laddie” Kickstarter Page

Upcoming Events

Interview with The Galactic Academy

Listen to the full mini-cast here.

Shout Out

  • Jason Boyd, TD-5945, from Carolina Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for January 2014.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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Mar 29

501stCast Minicast: March 29th 2014: Meet the 2014/15 Legion Command Team

Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in MiniCast

Host: Nicky Blum, DZ-8397

GuestsAimee Jorgensen, TB-101; Nick Bishop, TB-6273; Scott Allen, SL-9854;  Adam Baker-Siroty, TB-897 and Dean Plantamura, TK-899

Post-Production: Scott Allen, SL-9854

Listen in as I chat with new and returning Legion Officers for the 2014/15 term.

Discussion highlights:

Legion Officers and Administrators

Social Media Sites: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr

PR Kit including Blast-A-Trooper and Droid Hunt

new Legion Council forums are now readable by all members

Legion Membership Team recruiting Deputies

Celebration: Anaheim: call for full-sized props

Legion Web Team update in Cabinet Blogs (internal link)

digital Membership Certificates

upgrading the internal worldwide Legion forums, including adding TapTalk

Tour of Duty/Event Database

Open Calls between Legion Web Team and Unit Web Masters

Execute Order 66,000 on Twitter

Imperial Citations and CRL info sheets

Send in your suggestions to podcast@501st.com

 
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Mar 22

501stCast Episode 80: March 11th, 2014: This is Madness!

Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Full Episodes

Dedicated to:
Larry A. Jehle Jr., TX-8301 of Bast Alpha Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXX (March 11th, 2014)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Ed Cook (TI-5335)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Contributor: Aaron Sharp (TK-3989)

Post-Production: Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Recent News

  • Legion Elections results (full Officer list)
  • This is Madness – Star Wars bracket tournament
  • First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment’s March Newsletter
  • Star Wars the Clone Wars on Netflix
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

Mission Reports

  • Empire City Garrison invades Intrepid Air & Space Museum (photos1, photos2)
  • Empire City Garrison helps promote Star Wars Rebels (article/video, article, photo1, photo2)
  • Old Line Garrison takes the stage with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and George Takei (Facebook photos)
  • Midwest Garrison games at the Dice Dojo (photos)
  • 501st help celebrate achievements at Cub Scout Blue & Golds
  • Dune Sea Garrison trooper goes Over the Edge (Facebook photos)
  • Dutch Garrison troops Boekenbal (Facebook photos)
  • Canadian Garrison fundraises at Toronto Comic Con (news video)
  • Capital City Garrison troops Derick’s Pancake Day
  • Golden Gate Garrison surprises 3 millionth SW:WSMI visitor (photo)
  • Florida Garrison helps fulfill a Wish
  • Garrison Excelsior returns to Hannaford Kidz Expo to support Things of My Very Own

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Dan Beltz, TK-6635, from Garrison Carida! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for December 2013.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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Feb 17

501stCast Episode 79: February 12th, 2014: There’s Good Dirt at the Sandcrawler

Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 in Full Episodes, Interview

Dedicated to:
Chris Skiles, SL-93620 of Star Garrison and Craig ‘The Sniper’ Budge, BH-7622 from Redback Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXIX (February 12th, 2014)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Guests: Jimmy Mac McInerney, Rebel Force Radio

Post-Production: Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Garrison Carida hosts Droid Hunt at Steel City Con
  • Mexican Garrison visits Children’s Hospital on Christmas Day
  • Singapore Garrison’s first visit to a Children’s Hospital (photos)
  • Capital City Garrison’s Year in Review
  • Mythbusters Star Wars Special
  • Star Garrison fundraises at Space City Con
  • Santa Cruz Skateboards Star Wars launch (photo)
  • Singapore Garrison helps open Sandcrawler building (photos1, photos2)
  • 70th Explorers celebrates Star Wars fan’s 40th Birthday
  • Cloud City Garrison fundraises at Wizard World Portland
  • Russian Outpost storms GeekPicnic (Gift of Life charity, Facebook photos)
  • Japanese Garrison hosts multi-garrison Blood/Bone Marrow Drive
  • Empire City Garrison troopers help with Rebels Coffee Cart promotion (photo)
  • Golden Gate Garrison on Lunar New Year commercial
  • Golden Gate Garrison at Salina Valley Comic Con (news video)
  • Blast-A-Trooper Wizard World New Orleans helps Star Wars Fan Dylan
  • Philippine Outpost get to hang with Jay Laga’aia

Interview
Jimmy Mac McInerney, Rebel Force Radio

Upcoming Events

  • Empire City Garrison’s annual invasion of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquets (magazine article)
  • Walking in Los Angeles
    • MDA Muscle Walk
    • Komen Race for the Cure
  • Southern California Garrison at LEGOlands Star Wars Weekend
  • Wedding Bells ring for Star Garrison at All Con
  • Midsouth Garrison storms Lexington Comic Con
  • See upcoming 501st events at Roqoo Depot

Shout Out

  • Dexter L. Enriquez, TC-4115 of Philippine Outpost! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for November 2013.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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Oct 28

501stCast Episode 77: October 28th, 2013: VI Years of Imperial Propaganda

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 in Full Episodes, Interview

Dedicated to:
Brian Wolfe (SL-6913), of Florida Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXVII (October 28th, 2013)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Scott Allen (SL-9854) and Erich Shafer (TI-6124)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Scott Allen (SL-9854) and Erich Shafer (TI-6124)

Contributers: Raychel Enck (ID-8072)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169) and Erich Shafer (TI-6124)

Recent News

Interview
Ryder Windham
(Death Star Manual, Bounty Hunter Code)

Mission Reports

  • Star Garrison visits Arkansas School of the Deaf
  • Empire City Garrison appears at fundraiser at Jumpin Jakes
  • 501st helps wrap up Alpocalypse Tour
  • Star Wars Reads Day II Missions
    • Carolina Garrison at Charleston County Public Library (photo)
    • Empire City Garrison at Smithtown Public Library (photo1, photo2)
    • Southern California Garrison at Long Beach Barnes & Noble
  • Dewback Ridge Garrison & Darth Vader Balloon reunion at Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
  • Russian Outposts first visit for kids (photo)
  • Mexican Garrison helps launch new figures at WalMart/Hasbro event (photo)
  • Mountain Garrison rocks Autism Gala (photos)
  • Hong Kong Outpost presents large check to charity (presentation photo, party photo, Mclub filming photo)
  • LFL video shoot in Taipei
  • Empire City Garrison at Elizabeth Burger benefit (photos)
  • MidSouth Garrison troops Wizard World Nashville
    • CO Addresses her Troops
    • Troopers: Remember to complete your Census!
  • Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination at The Tech (starwars.com article, Mercury News article)
  • Costa Rica Outpost helps debut Fantasia Fest (photos)
  • Empire City Garrison appears at JTCF Freaky 5K Walk (photos)

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Jens Hartmann, TK-6958 of German Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for August 2013.
  • Congrats to Empire City Garrison’s Chris Feehan, TK-6744 on winning the Fight Like a Jedi sketchbook.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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Sep 30

501stCast Episode 76: September 30th, 2013: Excellent!

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 in Full Episodes, Interview

Dedicated to:
Bill Warren (BH-7718), of Bloodfin Garrison
Steve Young (ID-5979) of Southern Dewback Garrison
and Charles Flynn (TK-1427) of MidSouth Garrison

Show Notes: Episode LXXVI (September 30th, 2013)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397) and Scott Allen (SL-9854)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

  • Honorary Members/Friend of the Legion news
    • New Inductees
      • Ian Doescher
      • Chris Gereke
      • Kevin Pike
      • Christian Waggoner
      • Grey Delisle
      • Camilo Garcia Casar
    • Rancho Obi-Wan in Guinness Book of World Records (blog post, special event)
      • Bonus! Interview with Steve Sansweet
    • Speedy Recovery to Peter Mayhew
      • Care packages can be sent to: Peter Mayhew C/O Wise Regional Health System Inpatient Rehab, 2000 S. FM 51, Decatur, TX 76234
      • Standing… Stars (Kickstarter page)

  • Terror Australia Garrison Stormin’ Australia for charity
  • Utinni!! (shopping video, film trailer, trooping eBook)
  • Legion Wedding: Jeff, TK-5738 and Danielle, ID-5718. The new Mr. & Mrs. Kent
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

Mission Reports

  • Wizard World Comic Con: Chicago
  • SCG’s San Joaquin Squad supports Relay for Life at Bakersfield Collector’s Con
  • Star Wars themed blood drive with 501st Polish Garrison (photo1, photo2)
  • FanExpo Toronto Canada
  • Empire City Garrison at Puppetry Arts Theatre’s Back to School event (photo)
  • Carolina Garrison at Librari-Con 2013
  • Costa Rica Outpost Celebrates Children’s Day (photo)
  • Carolina Garrison visits Joseph (photo)
  • Garrison Excelsior at Scare-A-Con (photos)
  • Midwest Garrison troop Jeffrey Brown library event (photo)

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Bill “ASOK” Warren, BH-7718, of Bloodfin Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for July 2013.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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