“Star Wars” costumer Jen Markham: Ep. 77

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Ever been to a Star Wars Night at a baseball game and wondered who all those people in the amazing, lifelike movie costumes are? That’s Jen Markham! I called her up just in time for the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story to find out how much time and money go into her homemade, Hollywood-grade outfits (hint: sometimes four figures), how big the community of Star Wars costumers is (hint: into the tens of thousands), and if we’ll ever get sick of Star Wars movies (hint: probably not).

She even picks what the perfect costume would be for me and, I gotta say, I dig it.

Keep up with Jen’s looks on Instagram. Then follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook too!

Make sure to download, review, and subscribe to the pod on Apple Podcasts right here, in the Google Play store, or on Spotify.

Music for The Mike Janela Show provided by Grapes’ “I Dunno.” Definitely check his work out here.

Billboard Music Awards: BTS, Janet Jackson, and Me

I honestly couldn’t sing a single lyric from a BTS song, but damn if those dudes aren’t massive. Janet Jackson, I know a little better. Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift too. And they all shared the 2018 Billboard Music Awards stage at this year’s show in Las Vegas. A few thousand miles away, I got you with a recap of all the action you might’ve missed for Billboard News.

Because you don’t wanna be that person online on who doesn’t know about BTS.

“Riverdale” writer Brian Paterson: Ep. 76

He’s a story editor and writer for one of TV’s hottest shows. Ahead of the Riverdale season two finale, Brian Paterson tells me how the show’s writers room works, who his favorite character is, who decides when Archie and Jughead take their shirts off, and how he deals with the army of passionate Riverdale Nation fans on Twitter.

Plus: will his Mets ever win the World Series again?

Keep up with Brian on Twitter and Instagram. Then follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook too!

Make sure to download, review, and subscribe to the pod on Apple Podcasts right here, in the Google Play store, or on Spotify.

Music for The Mike Janela Show provided by Grapes’ “I Dunno.” Definitely check his work out here.