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John Anealio is flying solo (get it?) for episode 410, chatting with Broadcaster / Host / AnchorNerd Ken Napzok! His new book, Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away, is available now.
About Ken: Ken Napzok started his entertainment career as a disc jockey in Pismo Beach before heading to Los Angeles and the worlds of screenwriting, sketch and stand-up comedy, music blogging, and professional wrestling. He rekindled his passion for broadcasting as the producer/ newsman of the Schmoes Know Movie Show, co-host of the Jedi Alliance vodcast, and his podcast The Napzok Files. In 2015, he co-created the Star Wars podcast feed ForceCenter with Joseph Scrimshaw and Jennifer Landa. With four new Star War podcasts every week, ForceCenter enjoyed over one million downloads last year. Ken also became a producer/ host for ScreenJunkies and was the popular brand’s go-to expert on Star Wars and Game of Thrones. In 2016 Ken moved to Collider Video as a producer, writer and host. He became a regular pundit on the number one Star Wars YouTube show Collider Jedi Council. In April 2017, he became the Movie Trivia Schmoedown’s first ever Star Wars trivia champion by defeating actor Sam Witwer, the voice of Darth Maul himself, and three others in front of a wild, live audience at Star Wars Celebration. He has developed a reputation as a humorous, celebratory, expert appreciator of Star Wars.
About Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Celebrate the greatest saga ever told: All of us who are deeply influenced by the epic saga of Star Wars have our favorite moments. Each time the screen goes black and you see those words? “A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away”?the music blasts through you and you’re a kid again. Ken Napzok, expert appreciator of Star Wars, counts down each one of those special moments that makes this series not just the best movies of all time, but the Greatest Saga Ever Told.
Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away is a shared story of fandom. Classic moments include:
- The first shots of the ragtag Rebels running from the monstrous Galactic Empire
- Young Anakin winning the podrace
- And the first time we saw the crackle of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber
This week’s picks:
- Ken Napzok on Twitter
- John Anealio on Twitter
- Patrick Hester on Twitter
- The Functional Nerds Patreon Page
- Patrick Hester on Instagram
- Patrick’s Book: Into the Fire (available everywhere)
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This podcast contains original music by John Anealio.