Established in May 2019, Friends of the Force was created by Brad Whipple following a trip to Star Wars Celebration Chicago. 



Friends of the Force aims at finding joy in the Star Wars fandom. Through collaborative in-depth discussions and interviews, we provide an inclusive and community-oriented space, striking the perfect balance between unadulterated enthusiasm and constructive criticism.


We hope you choose to become a friend of the Force.



To send us a message or for any business inquiries, please contact us at friendsoftheforcepodcast@gmail.com.



BRAD WHIPPLE — Creator, Host, Executive Producer

When he's not screaming into the void about Star Wars, Brad spends his nights eating never-ending pasta bowls and wondering why his stomach hurts immediately after. Or reading a nice book.

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SARAH HASS — Bibo's Book Report Co-Host

When Sarah’s not talking about Star Wars (it happens!), she’s probably talking about politics, both of which are equally annoying subjects to outsiders. Sarah considers herself to be THE Friend of the Force.

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TORI FOX — Clan of Two Co-Host

A scenic artist, prop maker, nerd accessory shop owner, and creature enthusiast, Tori enjoys yelling about the weird parts of Star Wars and analyzing the design that makes a Galaxy Far Far Away so unique.

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From the Star Wars Community

Emily Swallow
The Armorer on Lucasfilm's "The Mandalorian."

Emily's other work includes Castlevania, The Mentalist, and Supernatural.
E. Anne Convery
Anne is the author of the original short story "Bug," which was featured in The "Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark" from Disney Publishing. She also collaborated on the steampunk fantasy series "The Confidence Chronicles" with Her Universe Press in 2016.
Stephany Folsom
Stephany has written on Marvel’s "Thor Ragnarok," Lucasfilm’s "Star Wars Resistance" series, and most recently co-wrote the Academy Award-winning "Toy Story 4."

Upcoming, she is the consulting producer and writer on Amazon Prime’s "Lord of the Rings" as well as the showrunner and writer for an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s "Paper Girls."
Christopher Sean
The Voice of Kazuda Xiono on "Star Wars Resistance."

Christopher has also starred in shows like "Hawaii Five-0," "Days of Our Lives," and "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries."
Elizabeth Grullon
Voice of the Second Sister in "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order"
Josh Brener
The voice of Neeku Vozo on "Star Wars: Resistance." Josh is also best known for his work as Nelson Bighetti in HBO's "Silicon Valley."
Sumalee Montano
Sumalee is an actress with experience in live-action, video games, commercial work, and animation. She is the voice behind Agent Tierny in "Star Wars: Resistance," Mari Kosan in "Jedi: Fallen Order," and Shae Vizla in the Old Republic series.
Nazneen Contractor
The voice of Synara San in "Star Wars Resistance." Previous work includes Star Trek Into Darkness, Heroes Reborn, and Roman J. Israel, Esq. Nazneen also played Pericles at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival for 92 shows in Ontario, Canada.
Sarah Kuhn
Author of "Dr. Aphra: An Audiobook Original."
Lauren Mary Kim
Actor, combat trainer, stunt performer. Portrayed Ahsoka Tano through motion-capture on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

Her other work includes "Daredevil," "The Last of Us: Part II," "Avatar 2," "The Mandalorian," "Pacific Rim: Uprising," and "Star Trek."
Alexander Freed
New York Times bestselling author Alexander Freed has worked as a game designer, novelist, editor, and comic book writer for nearly fifteen years, contributing to dozens of works ranging from mass market video games of record-setting scope to critically acclaimed small press anthologies.

His recent Star Wars novels include "Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company", the "Rogue One" Novelization, and the "Alphabet Squadron" trilogy.
Kevin Kiner
Honored with multiple Emmy and Annie nominations, as well as 12 BMI awards, Kevin Kiner is the Hollywood composer behind "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebels."
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