I found Jabba the Pod years ago and then I was one of the many heart-broken followers of the Twitter account @jabbaupdates for my daily "Jabba the Pod Is On Hiatus" message - until the magical moment that LAUGHTER RETURNED with RETURN OF THE POD. So happy to celebrate the karken kriff out of Star Wars! Brian, CMB, Captain Matt - and you too AZ-00! - thank you all for the laughs each week - MANY BOATS
When the other show when on hiatus, I remember feeling genuinely sad. I couldn’t bring myself to listen to any other podcast about Star Wars because I couldn’t move on from the Starbinger. Which may seem like a deep feeling about a podcast but this is so much more than that. This podcast and these heroes have a way of connecting and bring so much joy to my life each week. A fun but in depth take on all things Star Wars with some of the best takes, bits, and rants. If you need a great all around podcast, then this is for you!
I found this podcast from the start, and have stuck with it all the way through the old show, and the new show. It only gets better, was there ever any doubt? Definitely worth the listen. Many Boats, and may the force be with you!
The love our fearless hosts have for Star Wars is unequalled. I’ve searched for Star Wars podcasts across all platforms and this is definitely the most fun and all encompassing. Brian’s Book Club is a particular favorite of mine because I love comics and don’t keep up with publishing dates. The BEST thing about the pod, though, is that they’re never negative. They love Star Wars and generally keep their conversations about things they like. Bashing or hating on things is not the way. Thanks guys. Many boats. Bright suns. May the force be with you.
I stumbled upon this back when it was Jabba the Pod way back in 2019. I was sad when it ended but held out hope of its return. Every few weeks I’d check socials to see if there was an update and was happy when I found it’s return. It makes road trips bearable, chores exciting, and life more entertaining. Thank you Bryan, Matt, and most importantly Caitlin!
Much like th lesson that Boba is actively trying to teach about ruling through respect, Return of the Pod delivers it's message from a place of Respect and Love. While my friends, family, and a few oworlwrsall now have multiple podcasting apps and accounts hidden on their phones so I could leave multiple 5 star reviews on this and the old podcast. Everyone has learned not to leave their phone unlocked around me. At my old job Wednesday (formerly Friday) used to be my worst day of work, which instantly became better while I navigated Houston Traffic listening to the charming conversations between the the found friends of Star-binger base. Caitlin, Brian, and Matt are truly the "Chosen One's" of Star Wars Podcasts.
Like the title of this review suggests, I love Return of the Pod. I started listening to their old show (Jabba the Pod, should check that one out too) during The Mandalorian season two, episode three to be exact. Brian, Caitlin, and Matt have amazing chemistry with each other and they helped me realize that there were other people besides me in the world who were super fans and who pored over the movies, shows, books, comics, games, and everything under the two suns that had to do with Star Wars. I completely recommend Return of the Pod as a Star Wars podcast.
I have tried numerous Star Wars Pods and while I have liked some, this is the cream of the crop. The genuine chemistry between the hosts lewd to a family feel that we get to be a part of.
Love this show. They have perfect chemistry and work so well together. Brian I’d my fave, partially because he and I share a whole lot of similarities. Also, we need a Brian’s book club the episode to go with the captains corner the episode, just for some contrast.
I love this podcast because it is funny and a lighthearted take on star wars. I love Star Wars and I am a dedicated fan but I don’t take it so seriously like some fans do (pearl clutching fans) and this podcast truly is the best for fans who love Star Wars but also can laugh at it sometimes. I appreciate you all and look forward to the new episodes and slightly stock my apple podcast app for it. (Been listening since Jabba the pod)
I’m so glad they are back, it’s my favorite podcast! I’m always excited when there’s a new episode. The three hosts have great chemistry and are obviously just having so much fun. Sometimes Star Wars fans can be problematic but this podcast is just so positive and the hosts just love Star Wars.
This is my favorite podcast. I honestly think Brian is the only person who’s as passionately nerdy about Star Wars as I am, and I can generally count on him to chime in with a random factoid from the New Canon or the EU to reinforce a point or show Matt that he’s wrong about something. The three hosts share good chemistry and I can tell they genuinely like each other when they’re podcasting. Also, I named my youngest son Ezra. Im constantly remembering answers to questions they ask on the show because I’m a huge nerd with a giant Ahsoka tattoo on his forearm and all I want is to randomly run into the three of them at a con so I can have a conversation and nerd out without someone getting that “sorry I asked” glazed over look in their eyes like my wife does when we watch literally any Star War.
I don’t know what it is… I could listen to this crew narrate anything! I can’t wait to them back in my ear-holes more regularly. Come on Disney, drop more content so I can hear more of Return of the Pod!
Azoo and his sidekicks have perfect chemistry! One of the best podcasts in the Outer Rim (or anywhere).
Thank you so much for your episode Visionary. That episode was actually recorded on my 13th birthday! I want to thank you guys so much for that even though you didn’t know it was my birthday! I am now a teenage girl and I’m very excited! Please wish me happy birthday in your next episode. I would love it so much! You guys make me so happy even when I’m feeling depresso espresso. I would like to thank you so much for bringing some laughs to my life!
Ok, I’m so glad you’re back. I didn’t know you came back and was about to delete the old show and noticed the link to the new one. A bit late to the party but very happy to have you back. Your show is one of the funnest Star Wars show on podcasts. After listening to the first few episodes I can say I may not see eye to eye politically with your views but that shouldn’t matter because this is all about our love for Star Wars. We don’t have to all have the same world views to enjoy the party. You make the party more fun. Thanks for what you guys do and definitely for coming back
Truly a happy and pleasant place to come and listen to all things Star Wars-and sometimes other universes 😉- The best podcast, with some of the kindest people. Thank you for being you, and as always… Many Boats
Love you guys. Such a fun podcast. So nice to see takes on Star Wars I completely agree with, as well as references to other fandoms I love. Looking forward to next season!
This is hands down the best podcast ever made Thank you so much you bring so much joy into life. Also when I think of someone like palpating in his clone war set up I think if Heath legers joker
It’s honestly the best podcast ever made. I can’t even describe how entertaining this Star Wars podcast is. If you are a massive Star Wars fan, a bit of a fan, or just like good conversation then this is the podcast for you. Also thank you so much to the creators as they have created gold for all of us. As a gigantic Star Wars fan this is a no brained for me. 10/10
Decades ago, cartoon writers figured out the winning formula for a successful show: three kids and a nyah nyah, with classic character types: the stud, the fox, the brains, and the non-human comic relief. This team fits that mold perfectly and as you’ll hear, the magic of this podcast is in its professional and talented cast as well as the fanatical community growing around it. Part radio drama, part professional journalistic coverage of EVERYTHING Star Wars, and part synopsis/review of major Star Wars properties, this show has everything you need to stay up to date. Filled with great running gags, wonderful sound effects, and hilarious banter, Return of the Pod is pure delight for the ears. Subscribe now.
I don’t know how my husband and I stumbled on this podcast, but it has become a staple in our house to stay on top of all things Star Wars. The Star Binger crew of Brian, Caitlin, and Matt brings levity and light to the Star Wars fandom. I’ve listened to other podcasts and they take themselves way too seriously. And don’t seem to have fun. This is a welcome breath of fresh air if you need a mix of solid information, great insight and some side adventures as well. Can’t recommend them enough!
So Glad You Are All Back!!! I was heartbroken when “The Old Show” Died. I have tried dozens of Star Wars Podcasts and you are all HANDS DOWN the best! You guys helped me through some real tough stuff, and knowing that I could just listen to good friends talk about Star Wars and Marvel I know everything is gonna be okay. You guys are truly Legends and I am so happy to have you back!
This is an awesome show done by fans of Star Wars and I enjoy every episode so far and I can’t wait for more!!! By the way: there has been one mention of Slave 1 as Boba Fett’s Ship. In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 2 Ep21: R2 Come Home, Aurra Sing refers to the ship as Slave 1 to Bossk. This comment is in regards to the discussion about Slave 1 and the question of if the name had ever been mentioned in canon.
This is hands down my favorite podcast from the great and amazing Brian, Caitlin, and Matt to the “side” characters and the convoluted season long plots. I am so happy to have this show back and I can’t wait to spend time with the gang in that Galaxy or any Galaxy far far away.