A Musical Journey From Middle-earth to Galaxy’s Edge

In this week’s podcast, I take you on a musical journey from Middle-earth to Galaxy’s Edge as I talk about the power of music to change our lives.

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Back To The Shire

In this episode of my podcast, on the occasion of Bilbo’s and Frodo’s birthday on September 22, I take you with me down memory lane to the Shire and reflect on the importance of hopes and dreams.

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Why I Want To Become A Storm Trooper

I tell you how a trip to my local Apple Dealer to order an iPhone 15 led to my first steps towards joining the ranks of the 501st Legion as a Storm Trooper!

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Sirius Black And Other Father Figures

In this episode of my podcast, I reflect on the impact of various father figures in my life and in the stories that I love.

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Luke Skywalker in France

In this episode of The Break, I share a story of my vacation in Brittany about the great importance of small things in the universe.

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How Star Wars Rebels Inspired Me To Bring My Podcast To The Next Level

In this episode of The Break I explain how Star Wars Rebels inspired me to bring this podcast to the next level!

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Lando’s Future, Secret Invasion Review, World Youth Day

In this episode I talk about the news about a Lando TV series on Disney Plus; I give my review of Marvel’s Secret Invasion, I explain the origin of World Youth Day, I review this week’s books and I react to the rebranding of Twitter to ‘X’.

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Babylon 5 Finally on Blu-ray, Spock’s Humanity; Creativity and the Streaming Crisis

In this week’s episode of The Break:

  • Why I skipped this year’s Walk of the World
  • Star Trek’s funniest episode
  • Mission Impossible
  • Babylon 5 coming to Blu-ray
  • Protestants and the Virgin Mary
  • This week’s book reviews:
  • We Could Be Heroes – Mike Chen
  • Finding Ultra – Rich Roll
  • Asian Endives
  • Netflix and the Streaming Crisis

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Fubar, Hillsong, the Emmy Awards, thoughts on ‘manifesting’, Quidditch and Mac OS Sonoma

In this episode of my podcast ‘The Break’:

  • Why I skip this year’s Walk of the World
  • Record summer temperatures
  • Movies/TV:
    • The Actors’ strike
    • The Emmy nominations
    • Fubar with Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Uncharted review
    • Hillsong: a Megachurch exposed (documentary review)
  • Faith: My thoughts on ‘manifesting’
  • Book reviews: Bear Grylls, JK Rowling, Reggie Fils-AimΓ©
  • Food: Roast Hasselback Potatoes (recipe)
  • Games: Planet of Lana, Arcade Paradise
  • Threads, Bluesky, Twitter, Lemmy and Mastodon
  • Mac OS X Sonoma and iOS 17

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The Week of Threads; The Last Airbender: Quest for Balance; Star Wars Rebels Rewatch

In this episode of my podcast ‘The Break’:

  • Adventures in Amsterdam
  • Indiana Jones and the comfortable bed
  • Star Wars Rebels Season 4 (re)watch
  • For All Mankind Season 2
  • What is a consistory?
  • Book reviews:
    • It’s not about the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race;
    • Master Leonie, the life of a criminal lawyer;
    • What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
  • Games: The Last Airbender Quest for Balance
  • Tech: The week of Threads

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Tolkien’s Unlikely Heroes, Silo Season 1 Review, Twitter and Reddit

In this episode of The Break, I explore why JRR Tolkien picked Hobbits as the heroes of his books, I review Season 1 Silo on Apple TV Plus, I review the books I read this week and I discuss the latest developments around Twitter, Reddit and the Fediverse.

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The End of Star Trek Prodigy, Secret Invasion and Mission Impossible

In this episode of my podcast The Break, I talk about the end of Star Trek Prodigy, about Strange New Worlds Season 2, Secret Invasion and Mission Impossible. I comment on the submarine and the refugee boat stories and I review the books I’ve read this week.

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Star Wars: Outlaws, Star Wars premiere dates announced, the Reddit controversy

In this episode of my podcast:

  • My overal review of Succession
  • My review of ‘Darkest Hour’
  • Star Wars: Outlaws and the toxic ‘fans’
  • Vivien Blair wants to play princess Leia again
  • The Dawn of the Jedi movie
  • My opinion about the Star Wars movies premiere dates
  • How to deal with post event blues?
  • Book reviews: The Wim Hoff method, But you don’t look autistic at all – Bianca Toeps, Churchill – Andrew Mullholland,Β Later – Stephen King
  • The Reddit controversy

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Star Wars on the Apple Vision Pro, exciting new Lego Sets, The Marvels

In this episode of my podcast ‘The Break’:

  • Why did Bob Iger demo Star Wars content for the Apple Vision Pro?
  • Why I can’t stop watching the show ‘Taskmaster’
  • My reaction to the teaser trailer for The Marvels
  • Can protestants receive Communion?
  • New Lego Sets: Hogwarts Castle and Grounds; Jaws
  • Review of ‘Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You – A Bushcraft Survival Guide’ by Rob Nelson
  • Why I’m excited about the Apple Vision Pro despite its hefty price tag

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Recasting Luke Skywalker? Transformers and Barbies; the Lego Mars Rover

In this week’s episode of my podcast ‘The Break’: Recasting Luke Skywalker; Trailer reactions: Transformers and the Barbie Movie; Parish renewal; the Lego Mars Rover Perseverance; Size Matters Not review; upgrading old tech.

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Return of the Jedi – Has It Really Been 40 Years?

In this episode, I talk about the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, I review the TV-series Willow after binge-watching it on Disney Plus, I share what I learned from a book about commandos and I look ahead at Apple’s WWDC.

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Disney Plus Removing Willow? The Creator Trailer, Crusade in Jeans, LEGO 2K Drive, Why Frankincense?

In this episode of my podcast ‘The Break’:

πŸ”Ή Cooking Lembas with the Elves
πŸ”Ή My reaction to the trailer for Gareth Edwards’ movie The Creator
πŸ”Ή Only a few days left to watch the Willow TV series
πŸ”Ή Why do we still use Frankincense in church?
πŸ”Ή Thea Beckman’s Crusade in Jeans
πŸ”Ή My thoughts on LEGO 2K Drive
πŸ”Ή Meta’s Twitter alternative

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The Week of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

In this episode of my podcast ‘The Break’:

πŸ”Ή How I ended up as a presenter at a Dutch Star Wars convention (Echobase)
πŸ”Ή My reaction to the trailer for Dune – Part 2
πŸ”Ή The religious undertones of the TV-series ‘Silo’ on Apple TV Plus
πŸ”Ή What do superheroes and the apostles have in common?
πŸ”Ή My review of the book ‘Legends and Lattes’ by Travis Baldree
πŸ”Ή My thoughts on Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
πŸ”Ή Why I love the anime series ‘Vinland Saga’
πŸ”Ή My reaction to the upcoming LEGO Ninjago City Markets set
πŸ”Ή What struck me during Google I/O 2023

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The Future of Star Wars & Babylon 5

In this episode of my podcast ‘The Break’:

  • The Coronation of King Charles III
  • The future of Star Wars: expanding the timeline
  • Star Wars Visions Season 2 impressions
  • The surprise announcement of a new animated Babylon 5 movie
  • The Writers’ Strike
  • The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Book reviews: Song of Spider-man; Storytelling in 12 Steps; The Silmarillion
  • The Pixel Fold and the Pixel Tablet
  • Beauty and the Elves

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The Secret of Sesame Street

In this episode of my podcast The Break:

  • Upcoming adventures & travel plans
  • Star Trek Picard, the secret of Sesame Street and the Silmarillion
  • The real reason the church doesn’t like esoteric practices
  • Review of J.R.R. Tolkien’s recording of ‘The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth
  • Physical, emotional and mental health
  • Why Apple’s Reality headset might be revolutionary
  • Let’s read The Silmarillion together!

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