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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: Heather 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

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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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Jul 28

501stCast Episode 75: July 26th, 2013: Wish We Were There!

Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Full Episodes

Show Notes: Episode LXXV (July 26th, 2013)

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

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

Contributors: Lesley Farhquar (TR-3774)

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

  • Honorary Members/Friend of the Legion news
    • New Honorary Members
    • New Friends of the Legion
  • TK-118 rides for kids (photo)
  • The Shoe Project (Facebook page)
  • Documentary on Alan Ladd, Jr. (website)
  • Send your suggestions for topics to podcast@501st.com, call our hotline at 828-419-0501 or post to our Facebook page.

Mission Reports

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Chris Askins, SL-1163 of Garrison Carida! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for May 2013.

Give-Away/501st Follies

  • Send us your CEII photos with our members! Post them to facebook.com/the501stCast and/or tweet with the hashtag #501stCEII in order to win.
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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Jun 7

501stCast Episode 74: June 25th, 2013: Celebration Summer

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 in Full Episodes, Interview

Show Notes: Episode LXXIV (June 25th, 2013)

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

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

Contributors: William Tatsch (ID-9076)

Guests: Martino, TX-8629; Matt “RedEye”, SL-1741  and Derek Rowe, Doctrine Creative

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

Mission Reports

Interview about Star Wars Celebration VI DVD

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Ville Ahtonen, BH-11380 of Nordic Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for April 2013.

Give-Away/501st Follies

  • Congrats to Mariano for answering last episode’s trivia question and winning a 501stCast patch!
  • Submit a 501st Folly or funny event story and win a Fight Like a Jedi sketchbook!
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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May 17

501stCast Episode 73: May 17th, 2013: Return to Pink Harvest

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013 in Full Episodes, Interview

Show Notes: Episode LXXIII (May 17th, 2013)

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

Content Development: Nicky Blum (DZ-8397)

Guest: Trey Stokes

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • 70th Explorers Garrison at Planet Comicon (photos)
  • Carolina Garrison & R2-KT visit Richard (Facebook, R2-KT, LEGO 501st Diorama)
  • Russian Outpost at the Georges (photo)
  • Garrison Carida present at Erie Waffles & Wishes event (video)
  • Richard Le Parmentier’s funeral (photo)
  • Chinese Garrison attend official Lucasfilm event (photo)
  • Midwest Garrison hosts fellow 501st at C2E2
  • Ecuador Outpost supports Techo (photo)
  • Alabama Garrison celebrates No Mo’ Chemo for Jaxon (photos)
  • Free Comic Book Day & May the 4th events
    • Empire City Garrison at Grasshopper’s Comics (photo)
    • Canadian Garrison at Multizone (photo)
    • Grantland: Serious Star Wars Fans: A Day with the 501st Legion (video)
    • Redback Garrison storms Dreamworld (Jedi vs Sith video)
    • Return of the Jedi’s 30th Anniversary event (photos, Mark Hamill video)
  • Costa Rica Outpost at Cine Expo (photo)
  • Capital City Garrison hosts Legion Experience at Ottawa ComiCon (photos, recruitment video)
  • Southern California Garrison at Long Beach Comic Con (TC Carson induction photo, Amy Earhart induction photo)

Interview with Trey Stokes

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Denis Flotat, TK-7333 of French Garrison! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for March 2013.

Give-Away/501st Follies

  • Be the first to correctly answer this episode’s trivia question via a post in our show notes here and win a 501stCast patch!
  • Submit a 501st Folly or funny event story and win a Fight Like a Jedi sketchbook!
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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Apr 13

501stCast Episode 72: April 13th, 2013: You may fire when ready.

Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Full Episodes, Interview

Show Notes: Episode LXXII (April 13th, 2013)

Hosts:  Nicky Blum (DZ-8397), Scott Allen (SL-9854) and Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

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

Guest: Stephen Stanton

Post-Production: Andy Fairbanks (ID-8169)

Recent News

Mission Reports

  • Carolina Garrison dispatched to Cub Scout Blue & Gold ceremony (photos)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parades
  • Carolina Garrison at Fayetteville FireAntz game (photos1, photos2, duel video)
  • MidSouth dominates Lexington Comic and Toy Show
  • Pacific Outpost hosts Shoot-A-Trooper at Kawaii Kon (photos, news article)
  • Skull Garrison troops with Rodrigo for South Texas Collectors Con (photos)
  • Garrison Mexico at La Mole Comic Con (Daniel Logan’s Imperial arrest)
  • Wondercon in Anaheim
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison at Asbury Park Comic Con (photos)
  • UK Garrison and French Garrison help Light It Up Blue (“chocolate trooper” photo)
  • Carolina Garrison troops Wonderfest
  • Turkish Outpost recruits at KONTAKT 3 (photos)
  • 70th Explorers Garrison at Planet Comicon (Princess Leah)
  • Solo Troops
    • Skull Garrison at Guau Guau Fest (award)
    • Costa Rica Outpost at Chibi Fest (photo)

Interview with Stephen Stanton

Upcoming Events

Shout Out

  • Tray Nichols, TK-4251 of Garrison Carida! He is Legion Trooper of the Month for February 2013.

Give-Away/501st Follies

  • Submit a 501st Folly or funny event story and win a Fight Like a Jedi sketchbook!
  • Hotline # is 828-419-0501 or email audio to podcast@501st.com


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