Hokey Religion: The Star Wars Podcast

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Hosted by Tyler Day and Michael Henderson, Hokey Religion is two friends talking about Star Wars. From the films to Dengar's medical bills, Hokey Religion covers the theories, happenings, and excitement concerning the Star Wars world that Tyler and Michael have obsessed over since childhood. Whether a casual or fanboy, join us in our Hokey Religion.

Episode Date
95 - Handful of Young Adults

Three more Star Wars films on the release schedule? You bet! Bad guys seducing young adults to the Dark Side? Definitely! Too many Star Wars books to read? Absolutely! 

May 13, 2019
94 - Covered In Goo

Let's look back at the time Emperor Palpatine resurrected in the old Expanded Universe, bad prophecy rhyming and all.

Apr 29, 2019
93 - The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars Celebration 2019 has given us so much to talk about. The Mandalorian, Galaxy's Edge, Jedi: Fallen Order, and Episode IX! Join us for an extra long episode as we pour out all of or emotions.

Apr 15, 2019
92 - Blowing His Way Through Troopers

Celebration is jam-packed with amazing guests. What's the First Order's actual plan? What will we get for Episode IX at Celebration? All this and many other noises on today's episode!

Mar 18, 2019
91 - Mr. Poe's Wild Ride

So much Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge news was released in the past couple of weeks and we can barely contain our excitement.

Mar 04, 2019
90 - All We Want Is Star Wars Cheers

Tune in for discussions about upcoming films from the Game of Thrones duo, rumors for The Mandalorian, Anthony Daniel's stroking out on twitter, and more. The more is mainly that we REALLY JUST WAST STAR WARS CHEERS.

Feb 18, 2019
89 - Kylo on a Ripstik

If R5-D4 is in The Mandalorian what might that mean? Does EA know how to make video games? After we tackle these questions we get into pretty heavy Episode IX plot rumors that have us both excited.

Feb 04, 2019
88 - A Whole Race of Snokes

It's 2019 and we're still here! 

There's more Galaxy's Edge rumors, upcoming novels, our hopes and dreams for Episode IX, and other things I forget at this moment. All that and possibly something else in our first episode of the year!

Jan 21, 2019
87 - Daddy Herzog

Another holiday, another episode! Let's talk about cast announcements for The Mandalorian, Solo's award submission flub, and more.

Dec 24, 2018
86 - Quick, They're Coming!

Listen to this episode and save the galaxy! Quick, they're coming!

Star Wars theme park rides, new books, and the impending news of Episode IX. Join us for all this and the creation of the worlds best new theme park attraction.

Dec 10, 2018
85 - S.S. Sin

All aboard the S.S. Sin, destination: debauchery.

Michael finished Last Shot and is working through Thrawn: Alliances, it's a miracle! We also discuss the Galaxy's Edge news out of D23, Disney's own expo. 

Nov 26, 2018
84 - The Diary of Palpatine

Disney has announced another live action Star Wars TV show, Resistance is going strong, and Palpatine doesn't need to return. All that and an unnecessary amount of other things on today's episode!

Nov 12, 2018
83 - It's Not All For You

This episode we talk about Star Wars Resistance and the Star Wars fandom in general.

Sometimes things are made without your specific wants in mind and that's OK. Move on, find a thing you do like, it's fine not to like something, but you don't have to keep complaining about what you don't like. The Star Wars fandom has become toxic with a self-absorbed ownership. Enjoy what you enjoy, don't bring everyone else down with your hate.


Oct 29, 2018
82 - Secret Uncle

Thrawn Alliances read to completion, A Star Wars writer fired, The Mandalorian Directors, Episode IX rumors, secret uncles, and more!

Oct 16, 2018
81 - OCBs

We noticed that 50 episodes ago we were discussing how excited a pair of directors were to be making a Solo film. Whoopsiedoodles! In this eighty first episode we get into the new Resistance trailer, the Favreau show beginning filming, Kathleen sticking around, and more!

Oct 01, 2018
80 - Sabotage

Time to talk books, sabotage, hobo trains, and Episode IX.

Sep 17, 2018
79 - Cabin Full of Grandmas

It's an episode! We got Episode IX casting news, we got Galaxy's Edge ride changes, we got a cabin full of grandmothers. What else could you want?

Sep 03, 2018
78 - Force Correction

BREAKING NEWS! Star Wars actors are shooting Star Wars scenes as Star Wars characters in a facility booked for Star Wars film production for the upcoming Star Wars film, obviously this means Keri Russell is Rey's mom. After all that BS, we get into real talks about The Force and what it means for Kylo and Rey's "connection".

Aug 20, 2018
77 - Cosmo Jarvis

The Episode IX cast has been revealed, with many surprises! On top of that Thrawn: Alliances is out, the Resistance TV series has a possible air date, and more.

Aug 06, 2018
76 - Star Wars @ SDCC

San Diego Comic-Con happened over the weekend. Join us as we recap the Star Wars announcements that tickled our brain holes.

Jul 23, 2018
75 - If Not Mom, Then What?

Join us for an unintentional discussion of Episode IX, what headspace Kylo may be in, the state of The First Order, a return to familiarity, and a whore named Syphilis.

Jul 09, 2018
74 - Pickled In Pizza Juice

An episode of rumors and wishes regarding character returns in IX, as well as the possible end of "A Star Wars Story" films.

Jun 25, 2018
73 - Rambos and Sunshine

Some of us have seen Solo multiple times while others of us have not. Hear what we missed on the first viewing and why we still love this movie. We also talk about trash people using Star Wars as a platform for their hate, more announcements for Disney's Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, and a new video game announcement with very sparse details.

Jun 11, 2018
72 - Solo Didn't Suck!

We saw Solo and it didn't suck!

Tune in for spoiler free talk up front, including Boba Fett film talk and more. After that stick around for full on Solo spoilers and discussion.

May 28, 2018
71 - Jocasta Nu, Badass Librarian

As we prepare to see Solo in a couple weeks we share our closing thoughts and expectations, followed by a conversation on what is happening in Marvel's Vader series.

May 14, 2018
70 - Super Fantastic Trackless First Order Battle Escape Ride

On This weeks episode we discuss Alden Ehrenreich being signed on for 3 films, a new animated Star Wars show by Dave Filoni, and more new of what's to come at Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Apr 30, 2018
69 - The Ewok Resurgence

Ewoks are back and Michael is not enthused. Poor guy has no heart. In addition to Ewoks the guys talk new Star Wars characters and their names, the Solo premiere, the ongoing battle for Rey's origins, and more!

Apr 16, 2018
68 - Solo Positivity

On this episode we discuss the Solo film with as much positivity as we have up to this point. Also check out new information of the Millennium Falcon ride coming to Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and a new excerpt from Thrawn: Alliances.

Apr 02, 2018
67 - The Last Jedi Final Reaction

The digital release of The Last Jedi is out now with an amazing list of special features and fantastic documentary. Join as as we discuss our final thoughts on The Last Jedi and more!

Mar 19, 2018
66 - Rebels, Why?

On this episode we discuss the Deus Ex Machina that Star Wars Rebels introduced, The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition novel's Snoke additions, and the Millennium Falcon's secret attack bed.

Mar 05, 2018
65 - L3-37

Join us for Solo character talk, more information on why the original Solo directors were let go, and discussion on even more Star Wars movies being announced.

Feb 19, 2018
64 - Batuuuuu!

Did the Solo trailer finally air? We hope so!

Join us for more Solo discussion, thoughts on The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition novelization, the unwanted return if "What Dat Tweet??", and opening dates/entertainment info on Disney's "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" and Batuu.

Feb 05, 2018
63 - Cool Guy Han Solo

Join the us as we discuss the Star Wars Disney Hotel and Galaxy's Edge park, our appreciation for Rian Johnson's outspokenness, the worries over the return of JJ Abrams, and the continued lack of excitement for the Solo film.

Jan 22, 2018
62 - Stop All The Complainin'

It's a new year and the same us! Join us as we talk about the most popular complaints surrounding The Last Jedi. Additionally, is there any way the Solo film is going to be good?

Jan 08, 2018
61 - The Last Jedi Initial Reactions

After years of waiting The Last Jedi is finally out and we have seen it! Join us for our initial thoughts after our first viewing.

Spoiler-free reaction up front followed by a spoiler warning and a full in-depth discussion.

Dec 18, 2017
60 - The Last Jedi Final Predictions

This is the last episode before we see The Last Jedi! Join us as we discuss out final predictions and try to figure out what in the world is up with Snoke.

Dec 04, 2017
59 - Crait Has Dirt

Disney has announced a new trilogy and a live action TV show!

Where/when will the trilogy take place? What’s going to happen in 2020 after IX is released? Will the Star Wars TV show be the same tone as current Disney shows?

All this and more!

Nov 20, 2017
58 - Junky Lard Box

How much of the Solo film was re-shot? What's in store for the next 10 years of Star Wars films? Does Luke have his green lightsaber? All this and more!

Nov 06, 2017
57 - It's Trailer Time!

The Last Jedi trailer released! During an American football sport of some kind? That makes total sense. Join us for trailer talk and wild speculation!

Oct 23, 2017
56 - Trailer Waiting

We still don't have a trailer for The Last Jedi but we never run out of things to talk about. This episode we discuss if Yoda had trained Leia instead of Luke, Star Wars books, and more.

Oct 09, 2017
55 - The Bad Guys

This episode of Hokey Religion we discuss the return of J.J. Abrams, Episode IX, and (unexpectedly) our thoughts on Avatar. We then continue, and finish out, our discussion of the characters of The Last Jedi as we discuss the "bad guys"

Sep 25, 2017
54 - Another One Bites The Dust

Does Star Wars have a problem with directors, or do directors have a problem with Star Wars? We discuss the "mutual parting" of another Star Wars director followed by the continuation of our "The Last Jedi" character discussion.

Sep 11, 2017
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Check out the following Discover Pods Podcast Spotlight featuring Hokey Religion and Q&A with Tyler.

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Sep 07, 2017
53 - The Good Guys

This episode we start a series discussing the characters of "The Last Jedi". Starting off with "the good guys". This episode focuses on Chewie, Han, Leia, Luke, and Rey.

Aug 28, 2017
52 - The Emperor's New Groove

Internet leak season has begun as photos of The Last Jedi characters were leaked, one of them is Snoke! We go on to discuss the new writer brought on for Episode IX as well as more theories on Snoke's plan and how much The Emperor's contingency may have to do with everything.

Aug 14, 2017
51 - Ewoks v. Porgs

This episode we talk Porgs, Star Wars at SDCC 2017, Luke's X-Wing being parked in the ocean, Snoke's new look, and more!

Jul 31, 2017
50 - D23 Jamboree

Disney's D23 conference took place over the weekend and provided us new information about Disney's Hollywood Studios Star Wars Land along with a Behind-the-scenes sizzler form The Last Jedi!

Join us at the end of the episode for a nostalgic look back at why we love Star Wars and what made us want to have a podcast devoted to it.

Jul 17, 2017
49 - The Han Solo Incident

The boys recap the Han Solo director disaster, compiling the statements from anonymous sources and discussing how crazy it all is. Take everything with a grain of salt! We still have hope and you should too.

Jul 03, 2017
48 - Lightsabers, Praetorian Guards, & D23

Join the Hokeymen as they try and figure out Rey's lightsaber situation, discuss the very cool looking Praetorian Guards, and look forward to all of the Star Wars Land information that will be coming from Disney's D23 Expo in July.

Jun 19, 2017
47 - Spin-offs & Thrawn

Join Tyler and Michael as they talk about the next Star Wars spin-off(s), a leaked "The Last Jedi" LEGO set, how great "Thrawn" is, and what they think the "greater evil/power" hinted at throughout the new canon novels could be.

Jun 05, 2017
46 - Sandwich Man

We've got talks of Luke's equipment...not like THAT...(but maybe?), sandwich men, Snoke's methods of Force use, and start a new recurring Prequel discussion.

May 22, 2017
45 - What's The Deal With Phasma?

This episode Tyler and Michael discuss the importance behind R2-D2 and BB-8 being switched out on Ach-To, Canto Bight's racin' space horses, What's up with Phasma, and "does Vader even poop?"

May 08, 2017
44 - The Last Jedi Trailer

The "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" trailer debuted at Star Wars Celebration 2017 and we're ready to talk about it. Start up the hype train and theory boxcars, we're ready to roll! We make wild assumptions that our existing theories are correct and start up some new theories. We also discuss information about a Disney World Star Wars Starship Resort that looks to be in the works.

Apr 24, 2017
43 - Star Wars Celebration: We Survived

We became lines-people and survived Star Wars Celebration 2017!

Listen as we recap all 4 days of lines, madness, joy, and Tai-chi.

Apr 19, 2017
42 - Star Wars Celebration: How To Survive

We are excited about Star Wars Celebration 2017! Hear how the wristband lines will work, how panels will be shown, and learn some IMPORTANT LIFE SAVING TIPS about visiting Orlando Florida. We also bring back the old segment "Ewok Eyelids", because we done goofed.

Apr 10, 2017
41 - Empire's End

In this episode of Hokey Religion we discuss the original Rogue One script written by Gary Whitta, raccoon oil donuts, and top it all off with an Empire's End: Aftermath recap/wrap-up.

Mar 27, 2017
40 - Do Wookiees Have Nipples?

This episode of Hokey Religion jumps right into insanity from Michael having finally watched The Star Wars Holiday Special. From there it only gets worse. We talk bio-hexacrypts, Rebels hate, Cheers/Parks and Rec on the Death Star, and Snoke's Chair World.

Mar 13, 2017
39 - Woody Harrelson's Stupid Face

This episode of Hokey Religion starts off with a bit of Aftermath: Empire's End as well as the upcoming Inferno Squad novel, the Rogue One Bluray release date and whether film commentaries are still a thing, Michael goes off about how he doesn't like Woody Harrelson's "stupid face" on the Millennium Falcon, and we wrap it all up with Finn's rumored First Order costume in The Last Jedi.

Feb 27, 2017
38 - It's a Bad Episode

This is a bad episode. It couldn't be helped really, it just had to be a bad one. Turn back now, it's all bad in here.

This episode of Hokey Religion gets into Billy Dee's thoughts on the Han Solo film, the opening date for Star Wars land at Disney's Hollywood Studios, no "The Last Jedi" at the Super Bowl (DUH), Clone Wars leaving Netflix, and more Star Wars Celebration talk.

Feb 13, 2017
37 - Pizza Trophies

Have you ever heard of a Pizza Trophy? In this episode you will heard everything you never wanted to know about pizza trophies, fanny packs, and so much more.

Michael and Tyler (when they eventually get to Star Wars) give their thoughts on Episode VIII being titled "The Last Jedi", why Princess Leia was at the Battle of Scarif, and more listener questions!

For contact info, twitter, and more you can visit us at www.hokeyreligion.com

Jan 30, 2017
36 - Make It So

This episode of Hokey Religion the boys find themselves discussing the rumored destruction of The Original Trilogy, the Rogue One shoot "Indie Hour", StarWars.com's statement on digitally recreating Carrie Fisher, Kylo Ren's new personal ship, and Convors! We also answer some listener questions, as well as happen upon the invention of Cake Pills!

Please stay tuned after the outro music for "Make It So".

Jan 16, 2017
35 - Accidentally Rogue One

This episode is dedicated to the beloved Carrie Fisher.

This episode of Hokey Religion accidentally turned into another entirely Rogue One episode. Join the boys as they have had time to let Rogue One settle and give some more in depth thoughts.

Jan 02, 2017
34 - Rogue One

It's here, it's here, it's finally here! Rogue One hit theaters and Tyler and Michael were there on opening night. Join us as we discuss the film with wild abandon.

BEWARE, we discuss Rogue One from start to finish. If you have not seen Rogue One yet we have provided a special treat of discussing "Gremlins 2" before traveling to Spoilerville.

Dec 19, 2016
33 - Tarkin's Mashed Potatoes

Rogue One tickets finally went on sale! But this episode had to be recorded early! So we didn't have them yet! But we have them now! Good ones, too!

This episode of Hokey Religion goes into the future of Disney's Star Wars, spin-off films, Tarkin eating mashed taters, and Luke's struggle with the Dark Side.

Dec 05, 2016
32 - Ready For A Beefin

This episode, Michael wants to be a Beefman, or something about beef. I don't know.

After taking a cold shower from all the beef-talk we discuss the continued lack of Rogue One tickets, the international Rogue One trailer, confirmation of young Chewbacca, and answer "who is your least favorite character?" in the latest appearance of "Ask Lobot".

Nov 21, 2016
31 - Mantras, Tantras, and Yantras

This episode of Hokey Religion we get down to the important stuff, like an extremely weird flyer Michael found hidden behind a public bathroom mirror. We also happen to talk about the young Lando casting, Rey's parentage, new First Order troopers in Episode VIII, and whether Rey and Kylo had ever met before The Force Awakens.

Nov 07, 2016
30 - Garbage (S)Mashers

Join us for more of our favorite new segment "What That Tweet?!", the resolution of an argument regarding whether it's "garbage smashers" or "garbage mashers", some Rogue One and Episode VIII rumors, and Tyler's takeaways from "Aftermath: Life Debt".

Oct 24, 2016
29 - What That Tweet?!

Michael Giacchino i scoring "Rogue One" now, Tyler is very excited. Michael asks, "WHAT THAT TWEET?!" And we get into the fact that The Death Star was never supposed to take so long to build, but that a "specific part" was the cause of the delay.

Recorded in advance, directly after recording the previous episode, and fueled by booze. Enjoy!

Oct 10, 2016
28 - Jedi Are Dicks

The Jedi are dicks! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I'd rather you hear it from me. As a dead man once said, "It's true, all of it."

Oh, the podcast episode...right! We get back into the Force/Midi-chlorian discussion along with wondering "how in the HELL does Owen Lars not remember C-3PO?"

Sep 26, 2016
27 - The Family Hands

Tyler and Michael discuss the call sign "Rogue One", the Erso family backstory, Luke Skywalker's academy, and lightsaber design choices in this week's Hokey Religion. Also, the Death Star can TOTALLY destroy a star...don't you DARE say it can't!

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Sep 12, 2016
26 - Why Does Everyone Look Like Tony Danza?

So, why DOES everyone look like Tony Danza? It's not just us, right? Please, tell us it's not just us!

Oh yea...this episode we use sounds to convey opinions on Galen Erso, Episode VIII happenings, Lando casting rumors, and the much maligned Episode VII 3D Blu-ray (that we all know we will be purchasing, because we can't NOT, but that doesn't mean we have to be happy about it).

Aug 29, 2016
25 - Talkin' Tacos

In this episode we discuss the new information about the Rogue One planet Jedha, Rebels Season 3 premiere dates, Star Wars 3D release rumors, and whatever other nonsense came to mind.

Aug 15, 2016
24 - A Hologram is a Holograph

THRAWN!! We go back to Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration Europe to discuss Thrawn's glorious return!

We also cover official word on some Rogue One cameos, the much debated rumor of a Han Solo trilogy, the possible future of a live-action Star Wars TV show, and then we go as far off topic as possible.

Aug 01, 2016
23 - When He Dead

This episode was recorded after Day 1 of Star Wars Celebration Europe, which means news and info! We talk about the very informative Rogue One panel, the Ahsoka panel, as well as a small bit of the beginning of the newly released "Aftermath - Life Debt".

Our response to SWCE Day 2 = THRAAAWWWWN!!!!

Jul 18, 2016
22 - Rogue One, A Film With Characters

Entertainment Weekly took a Rogue One dump that confirms it IS a film and best of all one with characters in it, including a character we've all seen before! We also discuss an interesting Episode VIII rumor that sparks a conversation about the future of The Force.

Jul 04, 2016
21 - Crazy Tarkin's Trooper Outlet

We've got John Williams rumors! We've got Episode VIII rumors! We've got Rogue One rumors! We've even got rumours with a U! Come on down to Crazy Tarkin's Trooper Shack, where all the things are stuff and all the stuff is CRAAAAZZZZY!

Jun 20, 2016
20 - Ask Lobot

This episode the boys discuss Rogue One reshoots, awesome Episode VIII battle spoilers, and introduce a new segment called "Ask Lobot".

Jun 06, 2016
19 - Bloodline

Are Luke, Rey, and Kylo all on Ahch-To together? Also, the boys both actually read Bloodline to completion! And don't worry, proper spoiler warning is provided before the Bloodline talk.

May 23, 2016
18 - The Only Part That Matters

The boys talk about the fact that Plagueis is dead and how Mads Mikkelsen got himself into trouble. There were three talking notes and they went for an hour, enjoy.

May 09, 2016
17 - Pure Vanilla

We return with another exciting episode of Michael breaking. We discuss Rey's parent's AGAIN, costume spoilers, and some casting rumors. Aerate it. Warm it up. That's a 10!

Apr 25, 2016
16 - In Case of Phone Use Paul

Join the boys as they talk about the Rebels Season 2 finale, Ahsoka's book, and the Blu-Ray release. They also complain about not getting Rogue One stuff...the day before Rogue One stuff.

Apr 11, 2016
The Rogue One

As always, something major happened the day after we recorded an episode. We bring you a very special bonus episode for the Rogue One teaser debut!

Apr 08, 2016
15 - Mr Cat Poop

The gang talks about all the Episode VIII happenings, the Blu-ray leak, and have a new game to play!

Mar 28, 2016
14 - A DVD is a Video Tape

The DVD/Blu-Ray/Video Tape/Compact Disk/Wax Cylinder was finally announced with some details, VIII continues to film, and Chewbacca will do a thing.

Mar 14, 2016
13 - Probably Not X-Men

There's a good chance it isn't about X-Men this time. Not to mention, we also get to hear Michael slowly lose his mind.

Feb 29, 2016
11 - Bad Dates

All the dates have changed, ALL OF THEM! Well, a film and a couple books...but that's enough cause FOR YELLING! Optional episode title: 'Millennium Fahlcon'.

Feb 01, 2016
10 - We're Back!

Our non-awaited return is finally here! We talk about our Rey theories, news items, and wander down many a ramble trail.

Jan 18, 2016

IT FINALLY HAPPENED! We saw the new Star Wars, so listen to us blab about it. This is full of spoilers, you have been warned.

Dec 21, 2015
08 - Aftermath

This episode we FINALLY talk about Aftermath along with wrapping up some final thoughts in preparation for Episode VII.

Dec 14, 2015
07 - International Surprise

The weekend of November 6th we were surprised with not only a brand new trailer for The Force Awakens but also a TV Spot! Follow along with our screenshots here: http://imgur.com/a/PYyQX

Nov 19, 2015
06 - Never Done With VII

To think that we thought there wouldn't be any more to talk about in regards to The Force Awakens. There was, we did.

Nov 05, 2015
05 - The Trailer Awakens

We finally have a poster, tickets, and trailer for The Force Awakens. Settle in, this is going to be a long one.

Follow along with our trailer screenshots at: http://imgur.com/a/CfyxV#0

Oct 22, 2015
04 - Character Development

In this episode, we mess up the intro. Also, we discuss some very interesting new character theories.

Oct 08, 2015
03 - The First Order

Let's talk about The First Order and The Resistance. Also, help us get into the "New and Noteworthy" section by rating us on iTunes.

Sep 24, 2015
02 - Force Friday

Join us as we discuss the revelations of Force Friday and introduce a new segment.

Sep 10, 2015
01 - Hokey Religion

The very first episode, where we talk about our current theories surrounding The Force Awakens.

Aug 22, 2015