Willow Talk: A Willow Podcast

Willow Talk: A Willow Podcast

Two old friends and LucasArts/Lucasfilm Games alumni who share a love for the unfairly maligned 1980's Ron Howard fantasy revisit the original film with fresh eyes, and watch along with the new Disney+ show.


September 21, 2023 4 mins

Cam shows up, mysteriously and suspiciously alone, with an update about his new show, Observable Radio:

When he discovers something beneath the static of the worlds’s communication network, an unnamed observer begins to catalog and record the strange signals that should not exist…

Observable Radio is a found footage anthology podcast from Cameron Suey and Phil van Hest.

Art by Karrin Fletcher

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Chris goes on a journey of guest starring on The Retronauts to talk all things Willow! Cam has a show update and a brief ontological argument with Phil.

Retronauts Ep 516

Chris on Twitter
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Business Stuff
Short Fiction

Ad Voiceover by: Phil Van Hest


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February 2, 2023 56 mins

Chris and Cameron cower in the presence of the Chief Administrator of the Dread Mines of Skellin, only to discover that he's actually an actor pretending to be a horrifying monster. Tom Wilton has appeared in many Star Wars films, and he joins Cameron and Chris to talk about the particular challenges of finding the core of empathy for a character that's composed of many pounds of costumes. With the Crone dead, Phil is set...

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January 28, 2023 58 mins

Chris and Cameron find themselves magically transported to the world behind the scenes... Chris argues that this half-doc/half-mock might be the perfect trailer for the show, and Cameron attempts to outwit a single celled organism while doodling in the margins.

  • Introductions  - 00:00
  • Breaking Willow News - 00:53
  • Friend Theories - 02:50
  • Listener Q&A - 11:05
  • "Behind the Magic" - 14:20
  • Ad Break - 50:15
  • "Behind the Magi...
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January 19, 2023 1 min

Chris and Cameron take a week off and leave Phil to tend to the feeds by himself.

Guest Host and Ad Voiceovers: Phil Van Hest

Chris on Twitter
Operencia: the Stolen Sun
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Suggested Fiction by Laird Barron
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January 13, 2023 116 mins

Chris and Cameron topple over the edge of the known world and try to navigate the Immemorial City without accidentally drinking something suspect. Chris attempts to classify the various fauna that he sees, and Cameron tries to trick Chris into picking something made up.

  • Introductions  - 00:00
  • Breaking Willow News - 00:20
  • Listener Q&A - 00:37
  • Revisiting Chapter VII - 01:48
  • Chapter VIII "Children of the Wyrm" - 05:50
  • Ad B...
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January 6, 2023 115 mins

Chris and Cameron go forth into the Shattered Sea to puzzle over the latest chapter of Willow and try not to forgot exactly what quest they were on. Cameron finds the Rosetta Stone of translating Moons to Years, and Chris makes up a new kind of guy who probably already exists.

  • Introductions  - 00:00
  • Breaking Willow News - 00:43
  • Revisiting Chapter VI - 03:10
  • Chapter VII "Beyond the Shattered Sea" - 05:18
  • Ad Break - 51:42
  • Cha...
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December 29, 2022 109 mins

Chris and Cameron clock in for their latest shift on Coronet Level to refine and render the latest chapter of Willow into Troll Improving Elixir. Cameron struggles to reconcile the complex lunar measurements of time with the known history of Willow World, and Chris struggles not to sing the entire soundtrack to the Rankin/Bass Hobbit cartoon. Also, it wasn't your TV. It was dark.

  • Introductions  - 00:00
  • Breaking Willow News -...
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December 22, 2022 105 mins

Chris and Cameron party down with the latest chapter of Willow. Chris delights at the unexpected familial revelations, and Cameron gets hung up on the fact that Galladoorn had a slave trade. Kissing, drugs, and rollicking flute solos abound, at least until the Bungee Trolls show up.

(Also, we would like to use our “Get Out of Audio Troubles Free” Podcasting card for this episode. Chris is recording on his travels, and Came...

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December 15, 2022 107 mins

Chris and Cameron get spooked with Willow's spookiest Chapter yet. Chris is swept away by the emotional interplay between past and present, while Cameron is delighted by cannibal jokes and gross liver, and once again they talk about denim, which looks good on everyone.

  • Introductions  - 00:00
  • Chapter IV "Whispers of Nockmaar" - 00:45
  • Ad Break - 1:03:45
  • Chapter IV Continued - 1:04:04
  • Final Ratings -  1:31:43
  • Consistency ...
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December 8, 2022 80 mins

Chris and Cameron delight in the dramatic complications, the snappy jokes, and all the great new uses of denim in the third episode of the Disney+ Willow TV show.

  • Introductions  - 00:00
  • Chapter III "The Battle of the Slaughtered Lamb" - 00:15
  • Ad Break - 30:05
  • Chapter III Continued - 30:28
  • Final Ratings -  1:05:05
  • The Lore Dump - 1:07:48
  • Predictions - 1:09:00

"If You're Driving, Close Your Eyes"


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December 3, 2022 135 mins

Chris and Cameron chew on the two episode premiere of the Disney+ Willow TV show, discussing the new cast, new story, and all the familiar faces to be found in "The Gales" and "The High Aldwin." Consider this a double-episode, like... a double album!

  • Introductions  - 00:00
  • Episode 1 - "The Gales" - 01:00
  • Ad Break - 1:20:00
  • Episode 2 - "The High Aldwin" -1:20:20
  • Observations and Stray Thoughts ...
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November 27, 2022 61 mins

Chris and Cameron reunite after a long absence to talk about Willow. From their time together at LucasArts/Lucasfilm Games, to brief brushes with Willow fame, and childhood memories, they revisit the original movie and the subsequent dearth of Willow stories in anticipation of the new show on Disney+.

  • Introductions and Willow Memories - 00:00
  • Other Willow Media - 20:00
  • Ad Break - 24:30
  • The Movie, revisited - 25:00
  • The Upco...
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