Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour

Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour

Two Star Wars-obsessed Chicagoans discuss everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away in this bi-weekly happy hour podcast. From the films to the novels and everything in between, hosts Alyce and Laura get you up to date on the latest Star Wars news, complete with some minor wine-induced garbling. Grab your favorite beverage and get toasted with Alyce and Laura. Email us at forcetoastpod@gmail.com... Show More

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October 20, 2020 96 min

What do Kiera Knightley, puberty, 9/11 and There’s Something About Mary all have in common?

There’s only one way to find out! (It’s easy, just listen to this episode)

In episode 46, hosts Alyce and Laura have a big one for you, nerds. It’s time we have a talk about foot peeling and cat buttholes. 

Wait, no, come back! We’re just kidding. Kind of.

What we actually talk about:

  • By the time you listen to this, you’ll know what Star Wars mea...
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    October 6, 2020 104 min

    This episode has EVERYTHING! Borat impressions! Ebola! Pizza parties! And as always, a little Star Wars talk for your listening pleasure. 

    In Episode 45, hosts Alyce and Laura are recording* a little early (like, 2 days early) because Alyce is SO DEMANDING and doesn’t want to spend her BIRTHDAY editing this dumb show lol. Honestly, can you blame her? Oh yeah, and we’re still not done with Thrawn. 

    [Borat voice] VERY NICE! 

  • We’re just ...
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    September 22, 2020 98 min

    Hello and welcome to Do[n]g Show! This is a show for people who watched Saturday Night Live in the 90s. And also Star Wars.

    In Episode 44, hosts Alyce and Laura are up* to their usual shenanigans! Laura makes a What If argument tying Rey’s origins to Mandalore and Alyce takes us on a throwback journey to the days of dirty HBO content. AND THEY LIKE UH DOGS! *insert 1998 Molly Shannon enthusiasm here*

  • Hollywood’s biggest dongs (allege...
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    September 8, 2020 79 min

    What do you get when you combine sugar, spice, and everything nice in Star Wars? Pickled Jedi! This is canon, by the way. Jedi in a jar. A forkful of Force, if you will. 

    In Episode 43, hosts Alyce & Laura report and react* to the latest in Star Wars news and rumors and, per usual, get distracted in the best of ways. Laura’s brain is deteriorating and Alyce gives an update on the funemployment life. The moral of the story: it’s ...

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    August 25, 2020 94 min

    Oh, did you all come here looking for Star Wars? This is an Addams Family Values podcast now. 

    In Episode 42, hosts Alyce and Laura relive* the 90s, discuss what’s new in Star Wars news and rumors and try their hand at some sequel trilogy trivia. 

    Anyway stan Joan Cusack. 

  • Let’s talk about how we talked about Aphra
  • The people want more Kylo Ren/Ben Solo and allegedly it’s in the works!
  • USA Today exclusive on one of the biggest surprise ...
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    August 11, 2020 71 min

    What do Xena: Warrior Princess and The Rise of Skywalker have in common? Find out in this episode of Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour! 

    In Episode 41, hosts Alyce and Laura just aren’t into Aphra, but they are into dusty, old Star Wars scripts and man smells?

  • Film props and memorabilia for your perusal, just in case you have a spare $50,000 laying around. Pro Tip: Star Wars stuff starts on page 177.
  • Take a whiff of the Kylo Ren can...
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    July 28, 2020 61 min

    First off, on a scale from 1 to 10, how perfect are you at grilling shrimp? 

    The answer: nowhere near as perfect as Ewan McGregor in the newest chapter of Alyce’s Obi-Wan Erotica. 

    But we digress.

    In episode 40, hosts Alyce & Laura kick* their innocent, little podcast out of the house in hopes that it will learn to support itself! It’s a lesson in tough love, friends. But in the meantime, let’s dive into what’s new in a galaxy far...

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    July 14, 2020 78 min

    Cheese dip, f*ck yeah.  By the way, we curse* in this podcast. This is your first and last warning, new listeners. Oh, and also, welcome!

    In Episode 39, hosts Alyce & Laura are here to sh*t all over the latest and greatest in stupid Star Wars rumors, name the newest cereals and get you up to speed on the news! 

  • We have made our demands clear: Let Rats Mate
  • The sequel trilogy ain’t going anywhere. Sorry, haters. 
  • Mandalorian books! ...
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    June 30, 2020 72 min

    When 2020 began, did you ever consider that it would give you a Star Wars podcast that covers topics Hutts in hats, whether or not Galen Erso is a boob man, Beavis & Butthead impressions and birth control in Star Wars? 

    The answer is no. No one could have predicted that. But here we are. 

    Hosts Alyce & Laura bring* you all of this and more in Episode 38 of Force Toast! 

  • What’s new in Quarantine Qorner
  • The Movie Trivia Schmoedow...
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    June 16, 2020 70 min

    Cheers beers! It’s finally summer! And we’re toasting to our amazing community because there’s nothing sweeter than knowing our listeners AREN’T a bunch of racist bigots. 

    We just love you, okay? Thanks for being you. 

    Anyway, there’s not a lot of news, but hosts Alyce and Laura make* it work, bitch. Sorry, you’re not a bitch. That was mean. 

  • You now know more about Star Wars: Squadrons than we did when we recorded this but we still h...
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    June 4, 2020 74 min

    As we go on...

    We remember...

    All the times our moms made us cry at graduation DAMMIT MOM

    It’s graduation season (see what we did up there?) and hosts Alyce and Laura are graduating* from… well, nothing. So why not crack open a Coors Light, do a half victory lap and have an indoor carnival or something? 

  • Some Schmodown talk
  • Vocabulary lessons
  • The search is on for a live action Ezra Bridger! (allegedly)
  • Excerpts from Queen’s Peril and Poe ...
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    May 19, 2020 96 min

    May the Fourth Be With You Two Weeks Ago, Basically! This is Episode 35 of Force Toast and hosts Alyce & Laura are going to take* you on a wild, roundabout ride to get you caught up on all the cool things we’ve learned since Star Wars Day! 

  • It’s not Laura’s birthday anymore but don’t tell her that.
  • Taika Waititi is the best and anyone that says otherwise can GTFO.
  • You should also watch Penny Dreadful (the old one, not the new one)...
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    The little sprinkle of lady power you didn’t know you needed this week! 

    Or did you know you needed it? Did you actually go into this week hoping to get some sloppy, green girl power (why is it green?) dumped all over your face? Because it’s happening. 

    Too much? May we offer you a dab of Essence of Hand instead? 

    Either way, hosts Alyce and Laura are here* to deliver your bi-weekly dose of Star Wars and snark, garnished with a little...

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    April 21, 2020 79 min

    MARSDEN WATCH

    James/Scott Marsden remains at large but, rest assured, hosts Alyce and Laura are on the case*! 

    In Episode 33, the COVID-19 quarantine continues. Alyce has given up on needlepoint. Laura is running around her apartment, burping loudly. So really, nothing has changed.

  • There’s a lot of Star Wars news! Yay! We’ll get you caught up.
  • Comic Con cancelled and what it means for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim
  • A rare Dave Filoni sig...
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    April 7, 2020 112 min

    Are those bushes growing on your face or are you just not getting your eyebrows waxed during quarantine? If so, same. Thankfully for you all, hosts Alyce and Laura have no plans to transition this show to a video podcast. 

    In Episode 32, your hosts are lingering* somewhere between boredom and madness. Origami cranes. Balloon animals. Needlepoint? TikTok?! Fortunately there’s some Star Wars stuff to keep them sane…

    But who knows for h...

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    If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it, if you’re happy and you know it, WASH YOUR F***ING HANDS, YA NASTIES

    Does anyone else feel like you’ve lived through an apocalypse since we last recorded? No? Just us? 

    Somehow hosts Alyce and Laura have managed* to survive this long, so grab a beverage and let’s all toast to our impending doom! There’s not a ton of news to cover, so in episode 31, we dive into the impor...

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    March 10, 2020 113 min

    Saddle up, pilgrim! Hosts Alyce and Laura react* to all the Star Wars nonsense in the news!   There’s book stuff, bra stuff, rumors stuff, TROS stuff and, of course, The Clone Wars stuff for your listening pleasure.

  • “Long have I waited... for Project Luminous to be revealed!” -Palpatine in TROS (pretty sure). Our reactions to the new Star Wars publishing initiative!
  • Speculation and rumors for the Kenobi series and The Mandalorian Sea...
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    February 25, 2020 123 min

    Remember in The Empire Strikes Back when Han and Leia were bickering on the Falcon and he was like, “I GOT IT, LADY!” 

    Yes? Same. Yes, we also remember that. Because trivia.

    In episode 29, hosts Alyce and Laura miss* Project Luminous by a hair and have to talk about… Star Wars? A true departure. So brave. One must always be blazing trails. 

    Fun fact: Beavis & Butthead comes up a lot in this episode. Who knew that Alyce’s obscure h...

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    February 19, 2020 151 min

    TRAINING MONTAGES! MAUL’S METAL BIRD LEGS! GREEN GOO! SAW GOES ROGUE! FLORUM! JULIA! HONDO!

    Hosts Alyce and Laura wrap up* Force Toast’s bonus series of Recap on Tap with Seasons 5 and 6 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars so they can go back to doing literally anything else besides watching The Clone Wars… that is, until Friday when they will, inevitably watch MORE Clone Wars OH MY GOD.

    THERE IS NO ESCAPE.

    This is our life now.

    Fun fact: if ...

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    February 11, 2020 136 min

    Go shawty!

    It’s your birthday!

    We gonna party like it’s your birthday!

    We’re gonna sip soy sauce beer like it’s your birthday!

    It’s a TOAST to Force Toast! Hosts Alyce and Laura are celebrating* the 1-year Anniversary of Force Toast’s launch in true Toasted style: by listening/reading your messages while drinking an absolutely disgusting beer that they won at Star Wars trivia.

    Among all of the happy wishes sprinkled throughout, we dive ...

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