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


August 16, 2022 83 min

In Episode 83, hosts Alyce and Laura talk* about Star Wars, DUH. It’s a Star Wars podcast, idiot. So let’s dive into what’s filming, what’s done filming, and what’s getting spoiled and argued about on the internet. 

  • Alyce’s new dating plan. Scheme? No, it’s a plan. It’s not a scheme.
  • Laura’s show and tell, liquor edition
  • Rogue One is returning to theaters! Not near us apparently, but allegedly it’s coming to a theater somewhere
  • Harry ...
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    In Episode 82, hosts Alyce and Laura embark* on a rare, mid-week podcast recording sesh where they break down what’s happening in the world of Star Wars, become easily distracted and play a fun game that may have to be a recurring segment in future shows.

  • Star Wars got nominated for some Emmys! Yay, everyone clap for Star Wars!
  • Lots of little Andor reveals trickling out. Let’s discuss.
  • Skeleton Crew started filming. In other news, “Th...
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    July 5, 2022 74 min

    Did you hear? The U.S. Supreme Court decided women don’t get to make their own decisions about their reproductive health anymore and WE DISSENT. Join us in fighting back:

    In Episode 81, hosts Alyce and Laura are* re-christened Alex and Lydia, Commander Cody is Owen Lars’ ride-or-die homie and Vader is finally going on a beach vacation with Palps!

  • Vader, the jig is up. We know your secret. 
  • Taika ...
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    June 21, 2022 89 min

    Happy Pride Month, friends! 

    In Episode 80 hosts Alyce and Laura are* drafting up a business plan to sell placemats featuring erotic Ewan/Hayden fan art for all you Star Wars Home Decor enthusiasts. We’ll have a kickstarter up and running soon. 

  • Taika Waititi’s Star Wars film is going to take us where no Star Wars film has taken us before (via Deadline)
  • What If… Tala got Duchess Satine’s sloppy seconds? (via Entertainment Weekly)
  • Hayde...
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    June 7, 2022 112 min

    Who’s touching down in London town in April?? Raise your hand! We can’t see you - it’s a podcast after all - but we love the enthusiasm! 

    In Episode 79, hosts Alyce and Laura have* one big KENOBI WATCH and catch up on Parts I, II and III of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+. Suffice to say, we are head over heels.


    Laura shares some highlights from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. She basically shat her pants at the Mando+ panel when t...

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    May 17, 2022 64 min

    We’re so, so close to celebrating all things Star Wars in Anaheim! The sun is shining, the panel schedule is out, the lotteries are open - so let’s talk about the standard diet for camels.

    In Episode 78, hosts Alyce and Laura squeeze* in one last episode before Star Wars fans converge on the Anaheim Convention Center next week. Alyce has a cold, Laura has a panel at SWCA and Ewan McGregor almost got a camel

  • All the ways we didn’t c...
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    April 19, 2022 61 min

    The sun is shining, it’s almost Star Wars Day, Celebration is getting close, no one has loose bowels, and everything is coming up Alyce! Cheers! Sláinte! Salud! 

    In Episode 77, hosts Alyce and Laura recap* their recent travel adventures and catch up on what’s happening in Star Wars news, including:

  • Adventures at O’Hare airport
  • Alyce gets caught up on Marvel Phase 4
  • Star Wars Celebration panel announcements have been rolling out the las...
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    March 29, 2022 39 min

    Once you pop, the fun don’t stop. Force Toast and Pringles have that in common. 

    In Episode 76, hosts Alyce and Laura have a lot of good money making ideas for Star Wars but no important Disney people want to listen to this… which is their loss and your gain, dear listener!

  • Someone please hit the button that ends winter. That’s enough. We have had enough.  
  • You know that old saying, when you run out of Busch Light, drink Diet Coke? No...
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    March 15, 2022 72 min

    Have you ever wondered how sarlaccs reproduce? No? Too bad, now you’re gonna learn.

    In Episode 75, hosts Alyce and Laura celebrate* the fact that this podcast somehow made it to 75 episodes? Like, how? Why? Who approved this?

  • On a scale from 1 to 10, how musty are your pants?
  • Laura ruins the episode. Right from the get go. Ruined.
  • Thank you, Anonymous Listener, for the Ko-fi contribution!
  • The Kiners dropped some fun Star Wars animation ...
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    March 1, 2022 74 min

    Welcome, citizen detectives! We’ve missed you! We've had a busy month of travels but we’re back to [hopefully] a somewhat regular schedule (lol but don’t quote us on that). 

    In Episode 74, hosts Alyce and Laura have* a lot to catch up on and not a lot of time to do it, so we’re hitting a few of the bigger items and recapping-on-tapping the end of The Book of Boba Fett and a few recent High Republic reads.

  • Laura finally watched Ye...
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    February 1, 2022 90 min

    What’s that? Oh snap! It’s a whole lotta Recap on Tap! No cap, there’s just so much to unwrap. 

    This is the part where you clap.

    In Episode 73, hosts Alyce and Laura breeze* through a few news items and then it’s on to SPOILER reviews and recaps of all the newest Star Wars offerings 

  • IT’S A TRAP ok sorry now we’re done
  • The cast announcements for the Ahsoka live-action series just keep on coming!
  • When to expect Season 2 of Star Wars: The...
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    January 18, 2022 91 min

    In Episode 72, hosts Alyce and Laura are deeply concerned* about Black Krrsantan getting dehydrated. Despite their concern for him during the Recap on Tap segment, it was someone else involved with this recording who did, in fact, overheat and vomit that day. 

  • We learned some fun stuff about what’s to come in The High Republic’s Phase 2 at the The High Republic Anniversary Panel on January 4, 2022
  • Someone leaked a "trailer" f...
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    January 4, 2022 81 min

    This episode is brought to you by a hotdog bar in a Drury Inn somewhere in Missouri. Not really.

    In Episode 71, hosts Alyce and Laura return* from Christmas and New Years to cold weather and COVID, respectively. 

  • Alyce encountered exactly 0 alligators in Louisiana. So that trip was pointless.
  • More Kenobi casting news
  • The Twilight franchise comes up in conversation again somehow. Two episodes in a row, what a treat!
  • Take a drink every ...
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    December 21, 2021 74 min

    If you’re a news site editor reading this in the future, don’t even THINK about stealing our episode title and using it as a headline for your review of the Galactic Starcruiser hotel at Disney World. We will call you on it. 

    In Episode 70, hosts Alyce and Laura are up bright and early with mimosas and spiked coffee to catch up* on Star Wars news, quote 90s-era Saturday Night Live skits and gush about Spider-Man and Yellowjackets.

  • Al...
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    November 30, 2021 64 min

    Listen, we give a warning in the description of every episode, but it is especially necessary for this one. Adult content ahead. Consider yourself warned.

    In Episode 69, hosts Alyce and Laura delve* into the dirty debauchery of Star Wars news, recaps, trivia in an effort to probably scar you for life.   

  • Alyce rocked her test! So let’s take a shot! Yay, Alyce!
  • One man’s Sarlacc is another man’s feisty butthole.
  • “Book of Boba Fett” is t...
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    November 9, 2021 63 min

    Episode 68 is a week late, but it’s all good, because that gave hosts Alyce and Laura an extra week of Star Wars news to recap and discuss*:

  • Hoarding for the holidays, but only the important things. Like pumpkin coffee creamer.
  • Actor Matt Smith plays coy with Josh Horowitz on what could have been in The Rise of Skywalker on the Happy Sad Confused podcast
  • What to expect from Disney+ Day on Friday, November 12 (via SWNN)
  • More Maul an...
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    October 19, 2021 71 min

    In Episode 67, hosts Alyce and Laura are* pretty malicious posers who don’t have a lot of Star Wars news to discuss 

  • Wow okay, we see how it is. Star Wars Visions gets a soundtrack right after its debut. Do Rebels fans look like clowns to you, Disney Music?
  • We didn’t read it, but in case you missed it, there’s a new excerpt out for Star Wars Thrawn Ascendency: Lesser Evil, out November 16
  • The Star Wars hotel for the 1% is set on an ol...
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    October 5, 2021 68 min

    Welcome to Force Toast: the After Dark edition. It’s just like regular Force Toast, except… actually yeah it’s just regular Force Toast.

    In Episode 66, hosts Alyce and Laura ponder* what mysteries lie beneath Neimoidians cloaks, get up to date on news and recap all the things! 

  • We have a release date for The Book of Boba Fett! 
  • Andor is done filming! Yay! Now give us a release date or a preview! Or something! 
  • Remind us again why it ha...
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    September 15, 2021 73 min

    Honest question: if clone commanders consume steroids to get bulky, do we think their junk still shrinks? 

    In episode 65, hosts Alyce and Laura ponder* this question and more while they trim their beards, catch up on the latest in Star Wars news and discuss Star Wars: The High Republic!

  • 🎵 KOTORing! What's your price for flight, in finding mister right...🎵 Knights of the Old Republic: The Remake was announced last ...
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    Hey! Hey, you! First things first, if you have not left us a review on Apple Podcasts yet, would you mind taking a quick second to do so? We haven’t gotten a new one in a while and we would really, really appreciate it!

    Hosts Alyce and Laura have only one item on the agenda*: The Bad Batch finale! There are a lot of explosions, falling, pulling at the heartstrings of Prequel fans, sea monsters, slow walkers and Jurassic Park? Yes. J...

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