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Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 62: Celestial Body Swimwear Creators Rileah Vanderbilt and Jes Reaves

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 62: Celestial Body Swimwear Creators Rileah Vanderbilt and Jes Reaves

Hey Legion! On this week’s Legion of Leia Podcast episode 62, my co-hosts Anastasia Washington, Sabina Ibarra and I welcome Rileah Vanderbilt and Jes Reaves, creators of Celestial Body Swimwear! These suits are designed around space and NASA, and they’re amazing! Not only that, but the ladies are donating 5% of their profits to...

Excuse Us While We Drool All Over the Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer

Excuse Us While We Drool All Over the Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer

Excuse Us While We Drool All Over the Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer We are so ready for it to be March 21 already. Bioware released the launch trailer for the highly anticipated new entry to the Mass Effect video game series, Mass Effect: Andromeda. The worlds that were initially in the running for humanity’s new home aren’t...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 61: Dr. Janina Scarlet, Author of Superhero Therapy

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 61: Dr. Janina Scarlet, Author of Superhero Therapy

Legion of Leia podcast Ep. 61: Dr. Janina Scarlet, author of Superhero Therapy On this week’s Legion of Leia Podcast episode 61, my co-hosts Anastasia Washington, Sabina Ibarra and I welcome Dr. Janina Scarlet, author of the upcoming book Superhero Therapy! Janina has written about the psychology of pop culture on Legion of...

Toy Fair: Hasbro Unveils New Entries Into Fan Favorite Franchises

Toy powerhouse Hasbro just made Christmas lists a little bit longer as they unleashed a torrent of previews for upcoming products at their 2017 Toy Fair showcase at the Times Center on Saturday.  While some might argue that franchises like Transformers and Star Wars will always sell, certain items did stand out as especially laudatory, even if...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 60: Max Compact Creator Jo Roark and Producer Jenni Powell

  On this week’s Legion of Leia Podcast episode 59, my co-hosts Anastasia Washington, Sabina Ibarra and I welcome the Max Compact web series creator Jo Roark and executive producer Jenni Powell. In the series, a makeup vlogger discovers that she has a superpower when she puts on makeup…only that power isn’t exactly...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 59: Drew McWeeny Author of ‘You’re Watching It Wrong: The Film Nerd 2.0 Guide To Star Wars’

On this week’s Legion of Leia Podcast episode 59, my co-hosts Anastasia Washington, Sabina Ibarra and I welcome Drew McWeeny, author of You’re Watching It Wrong: The Film Nerd 2.0 Guide To Star Wars. Drew has been writing about movies for twenty years, most notably at Ain’t It Cool and HitFix. This book, which is written...

Eleanor Bergstein Talks 30 Years Of Dirty Dancing

Some films come and go, others stay with us forever. Some films remain niche, others resonate worldwide. In 1987, Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, was released to theaters and has become a cultural touchstone. It won an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life,” and Swayze’s...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 58: Carrie Keagan, Author of ‘Everybody Curses I Swear!’

On this week’s Legion of Leia Podcast episode 58, my co-hosts Anastasia Washington, Sabina Ibarra and I welcome the amazing Carrie Keagan, author of the new book Everybody Curses I Swear!: Uncensored Tales from the Hollywood Trenches. Carrie was the first person I got to chat with at a press junket, many years ago when I first started...