Rebel Force Radio
Fast-paced, fun, and informative, Rebel Force Radio (RFR), and its spinoffs, offer the best in news, commentary, interviews, comedy and discussion about the STAR WARS films and universe. RFR is hosted by lifelong STAR WARS fans Jason Swank and Jimmy “Mac” McInerney and supported by an ever-growing, loyal fan base. Rebel Force Radio frequently appears topping the podcast charts of iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher. The show has caught the attention of those in the mainstream media with features about the show and its hosts appearing in Entertainment Weekly, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Chicago Tribune, L.A.Weekly, The Guardian, IGN.com, Star Wars Insider, Yahoo! Movies, and more.
RFR is unmatched when it comes to interviews with the legends of STAR WARS, including conversations with creator George Lucas and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Billy Dee Williams, Jon Favreau, Seth Green, Anthony Daniels, and many more of the Saga’s distinguished alumni. The show has established a close working relationship with Lucasfilm Ltd. and enjoys unrivaled access to the current creative teams behind the STAR WARS franchise, from the wizards at Skywalker Sound to the special effects masters at Industrial Light and Magic. Even the Supervising Director of STAR WARS: REBELS (Disney XD), Dave Filoni, appears on the show regularly to provide production updates and take listener questions.
Rebel Force Radio has traveled the globe to provide the most comprehensive coverage of STAR WARS news, including events in Japan; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Chicago; Orlando; Dallas; and Columbus, Ohio, among others.
In the Spring of 2015, Swank and Mac were chosen by Lucasfilm Ltd. to host the “Behind-The-Scenes” stage at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA. Prior to their official hosting duties, RFR was frequently seen in action broadcasting live from Star Wars Celebrations IV,V and VI; Disney’s Star Wars Weekends; Star Wars Fan Days; and red carpet premieres for STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS and STAR WARS: REBELS. RFR’s Jimmy Mac is the only STAR WARS podcast host to report live from Skywalker Ranch — George Lucas’s personal headquarters. Mac also appeared in the documentary film, “The Force Within Us” (2013).
Rebel Force Radio is the subject of its own upcoming documentary “When the Galaxy Listens,” set to premiere in the Spring of 2016.
Hosts Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank wrote and produced the animated short film, THE GEORGE LUCAS HIP-HOP which won the 2008 “Star Wars Fan Film” awards for BEST ANIMATION and FANS’ CHOICE. At Star Wars Celebration V (CV) in August 2010, Lucasfilm’s Dave Filoni recognized Jason and Jimmy as the inaugural inductees to his 104th Wolf Pack for their “outstanding fandom and support of Star Wars.” Also at CV, Swank and Mac were made “Honorary Friends” ofThe 501st Legion, a worldwide costuming organization known for its charitable work and frequent presence at official Lucasfilm events. The duo received similar honors at Celebration VI by popular fan organization The Rebel Legion. Rebel Force Radio was the winner of the 2013 Parsec Award for BEST SPECULATIVE FICTION FAN PODCAST and was a finalist in the prestigious Shorty Awards for BEST PODCAST in 2015.