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Hosted by associate editors Katie Coburn and Kevin Schultz, the Cincinnati Magazine Podcast provides an inside look at the stories and events we're working on each month. Make sure to check out our website for more coverage on all things Cincinnati at cincinnatimagazine.com and follow us on Twitter @CincinnatiMag and Instagram @CincinnatiMagazine.
 
Star Wars: Prototypes and Production is a podcast that provides an in-depth look into the Star Wars films, TV series, and books we love. It also covers the Kenner and Hasbro toys, and examines the process of those toys, from concepts to prototypes to the ones that made it to the toy stores! Join host David Quinn on a journey with fellow collectors to learn more about Star Wars and the fascinating hobby of collecting Star Wars toys.
 
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What was Luke’s unfortunate nickname? Which Christmas catalog sold a life-sized X-Wing? Which 1990s commercial used original footage from The Empire Strikes Back? And what was Lucasfilm’s official response to specific and shocking Episode 1 rumors?These are some of the fascinating facts found in Star Wars Galaxy Magazine.The magazine, which ran fro…
 
The latest Hake's auction brought in an incredible $3.3 million, and the Star Wars section of the catalog offered collectors items from 1977-1985, covering Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Power of the Force and DROIDS. And auctions like this help to give collectors an idea of the current market - which items are white-hot, a…
 
Kat Steiner, Meals on Wheels. Bust a Crust!, a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels Southwest OH & Northern KY, continues through Nov. 15. During Bust A Crust! people buy Thanksgiving pies – pumpkin, pecan, apple, and sweet potato – from local bakers and bakeries to support local seniors.By Rodney Lear
 
You may be familiar with Darth Vader’s shocking reveal, but do you know the whole story?For more than forty years, moviegoers and Star Wars fans have reacted to one of cinema’s greatest reveals of all time: five simple words that never made it into a script, but changed Lucas’ saga and movie-making forever.And yet, two years before the film’s relea…
 
My next guest has been surrounded by ministry her entire life. Chrystal Evans Hurst is the daughter of acclaimed radio and television minister, Dr. Tony Evan. Chrystal is ministering to the world in her own right. Chrystal is a self-proclaimed Jesus Girl, Singer, speaker and author in her own rightBy Rodney Lear
 
Looking for a Luke Hoth, Bespin Guard or Probot prototypes from The Empire Strikes Back? Revenge of the Jedi proof cards? Clear bubble and incredibly rare Return of the Jedi carded figures? Uncirculated graded Power of the Force carded figures pulled from a sealed case? A DROIDS Boba Fett? A gold Darth Vader case? The 2019 HasLab TVC Jabba’s Sail B…
 
A very rare carded double-telescoping Luke and prototype DT Vader. A sealed Millennium Falcon. First 21 first shots. The iconic Early Bird certificate. And Boba Fetts galore!Hake’s Auctions is the premiere pop culture auction house, specializing in Americana and treasures from the 20th century.And for Star Wars collectors, Hake’s offers the chance …
 
Ahsoka Tano. It has been more than a decade since Star Wars fans first met her as Anakin Skywalker's new apprentice in The Clone Wars film. And over time, Ahsoka has become one of the most beloved and exciting characters in the Star Wars universe.Join host David Quinn as he and five fellow Ahsoka collectors share stories about the rare and special …
 
The annual toy show weekend in the home of Kenner is finally here!If you’re definitely heading out to Cincinnati for the toy show, or if you’re considering taking the trip, this is the episode for you.Whether you’ve been traveling to the collector mecca in the heart of Kenner Country for years, or if this will be your first time in Ohio, this audio…
 
Dr. Catherine Athans, Dr. Athans holds Doctorate Degrees in both Clinical and Health Psychology and has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 25 years.Dr. Catherine Athans is author of numerous books, including The Heart Brain, which details how stress, anxiety and worry can put you at an increased risk for disease, and offers solu…
 
• Greg Markell Lawrence and Sean Bani Yisrael, Owners, Markell-Bani Fine Wines & Sparkling Beverages. Markell-Bani is the brainchild of two lifelong friends and Cincinnati natives, Greg Markell Lawrence and Sean Bani Yisrael who endeavored to create a spirits brand that would serve the interests of an under represented African-American community.…
 
• Zachary Thomas, Fitness Instructor, Creator and Founder of the Shock A Bully Program.Zachary is the founder of Shock A Bully. This boxing program promotes physical fitness and works to build self-esteem in youth. The program teaches youngster how to recognized bullies and bullying behavior. Zachary has over 30 years of experience as a professiona…
 
When it comes to Star Wars prototypes, hardcopies are some of the rarest surviving pieces.Hardcopies play a number of a crucial roles in the production and promotion of an action figure. Kenner hardcopies rarely appear for sale, and when they do, they command prices in the $20,000-$80,000 range, and possibly higher. Today, Hasbro still uses hardcop…
 
The Columbus Toy Show weekend is finally here, after two long years of waiting!The Columbus Toy Show, run by CTS Promotions and held at the Ohio Expo Center, boasts more than 400 vendor tables packed with some of the best and rarest vintage collectibles spanning the past forty years. And if you’re a Star Wars collector, you’re almost guaranteed to …
 
It’s been almost two years since the last Columbus Toy Show, one of the largest and best toy-centric shows in the country. The Columbus Toy Show, run by CTS Promotions and held at the Ohio Expo Center, boasts more than 400 vendor tables packed with some of the best and rarest vintage collectibles spanning the past forty years. And if you’re a Star …
 
In his 30 years of buying and selling toys Peter LeRose has unearthed some of the most historic and rarest toys, prototypes and original art. And for Pete, this past week’s finds were ones he’ll never forget. Join host David Quinn as he assists Pete in clearing out two packed-to-the-brim storage units filled with thousands of toys, exclusives and c…
 
Fern Schumer Chapman, Author, Brothers, Sisters, Strangers: Sibling Estrangement and the Road to Reconciliation. Fern understands the pain of sibling estrangement firsthand. For the better part of forty years, she had nearly no relationship with her only brother, despite many attempts at reconnection. Her grief and shame were devastating and isolat…
 
Is there anything more exciting than an amazing toy find?Whether it’s a Blue Snaggletooth, totes full of hundreds of modern and vintage figures, or even the rare chance to own a Rocket-Firing Boba Fett prototype, we all have at least one story about a really memorable find, and it’s always exciting to hear ones from our fellow collectors. In fact, …
 
Have you ever felt like you needed to get away for a weekend?If you’re like many collectors, the remedy is usually a trip to a toy show. There’s nothing like hunting for vintage and modern Star Wars items, especially in the company of friends.And Andy Cook certainly gave all of us a pretty good reason to visit Carlisle this past weekend. Andy hoste…
 
• Sandra is a 24 year old DACA recipient residing in Cincinnati. She graduated from college with her Bachelors in Science (Fall 2019). She began immigration activism work during high school and continued through IJPC's Youth Educating Society (YES) program at the beginning of her college career. She focused on educating her community about current …
 
Owning Your Immigrant Identity Guest: Anila Sajja, Bravo’s, Married to Medicine. Born and raised in Savannah, GA with a proud Indian-American heritage, Anila is a renaissance woman in every sense of the word. She graduated from Mercer University with a degree in Computer Information Systems, and took the corporate world by storm in the cosmetic and…
 
Immigrations (Part One of our Two Part Series).Guest #1--Arturo, First Generation Immigrant. Arturo was born and raised in Venezuela. He immigrated to American with his family nearly 20 years ago for an employment opportunity. Guest #2--• Summi, Second Generation of an Immigrant Family. Summi was born in the United States to immigrant parents. She …
 
Immigrations (Part One of our Two Part Series).Guest # 1--• Mark Curnutte is a visiting instructor of Social Justice Studies and Journalism at Miami University, Oxford, his alma mater. He reported for the Cincinnati Enquirer for 25 years, earning Top Reporter Ohio awards three times and working as part of the newspaper's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Sev…
 
During a recent July weekend, the Georgia Alliance of Star Wars Collectors hosted its annual Summer Social event.More than 80 members from the club came from all over the United States to attend. They took part in a weekend of meals with collectors, conversations with former Kenner and Hasbro employees, room sales and trips with friends around the …
 
Laura Rhodes-Levin, Founder of The Missing Peace Center for Anxiety.It’s time to dust off our suitcases as travel starts becoming available again this summer. Statistics show that more than two-thirds of Americans plan to take a vacation this summer. While many people may not have experienced travel anxiety in the past, traveling post-pandemic is m…
 
Coping with the pandemic has not been easy for any of us—most especially for our children. This morning we discuss the social and emotional impact of the pandemic on our youth with our expert panel including: Cymbria Hess, Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist; Eric is from Butler Behavioral Health’s MRSS program; Barbara works at Talbert House Pr…
 
Authors Frank Murphy and Barbara Dan, who are both educators, join Sunday Morning Magazine to discuss their new book, A Teacher Like You. Their picture book celebrates teachers, who in the wake of this global pandemic, have faced unbelievable challenges to educate their students.By Rodney Lear
 
Gordon C. James is the illustrator of the New York Times Bestselling picture book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (by Derrick Barnes), which received a Caldecott Honor, Newbery Honor, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor as well as the prestigious Kirkus prize. He joins us to discuss his multi-award winning picture I Am Every Good Thing.…
 
When it comes to Star Wars collectors sales events, Hake’s Auctions has established itself as the place to buy and sell rare and coveted figures and collectibles.And the latest Hake’s auction certainly did not disappoint. Featuring more than 200 Star Wars collectibles, the offerings were vast and covered the original films and the two animated seri…
 
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