Season 3 of the podcast series here on We Are Respectable Negroes (WARN) has finally arrived.
In responses to the suggestions of the good folks who have listened to, shared, and downloaded our earlier conversations from Seasons One and Two, the new podcasts feature substantially improved audio, will be available (soon) on Itunes, as well as on Youtube (an official channel for WARN will be up shortly).
Once there are sufficient episodes for Season 3, we will be introducing Libsyn or SoundCloud to play and host the files.
And the podcast series for chaunceydevega.com and WARN now has a name. Going forward the podcast will be called "The Chauncey DeVega Show". After talking with some friends and other folks whose opinions I trust, they told me to keep it simple and direct (for those of you who are curious, the other option was "Connecting the Dots With Chauncey DeVega").
Season 3 will feature conversations with a range of people including professionals from the film and TV industry, music critics, a cryptozoologist, a performance artist, a professional skeptic and documentary filmmaker, two folks with on the ground experience in Ferguson, journalists, academics, and others. My goal--fingers crossed--is to offer a new episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show every week for the next few months.
As we did during Seasons 1 and 2 of the podcast series here on WARN, my goals are direct and simple: sit down at the virtual bar and have an interesting and wide ranging conversation with smart and compelling people.
For this, the first episode of Season 3 of The Chauncey DeVega Show, I decided to reach back to the first guest on the first episode of the podcast series from almost two years ago.
Bill the Lizard is my heterosexual life partner (to quote Kevin Smith). He is also a great friend of the site and possesses a masterful intelligence and knowledge of all things Star Wars. In our first conversation for Season One, Bill and I discussed the (then) new announcement that JJ Abrams would be making Star Wars Episode VII, the challenges of that project, the Prequels, and the rebooting of the Expanded Universe.
In our newest conversation we discussed what is known about Star Wars Episode VII (which now has a title "The Force Awakens"), to be "spoiler free" or not, what The Force Awakens must do in order to be a compelling and exciting Star Wars movie, space opera and Guardians of the Galaxy, why the new Godzilla movie is a hellish monstrosity of the first order, and if a person's love of the character Groot should be a barometer for the goodness of their soul.
Bill the Lizard and I also played a game of "yeah or nay" regarding what characters from the Original Trilogy and Expanded Universe should make an appearance in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.