Episode 125: May The 4th & The Sweet Sounds of Star Wars with Matthew Wood & Joseph Shirley

Original Broadcast Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023 7:00pm PT

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Take some time this week to remember your original happy hour: Saturday mornings as a kid, waking up at dawn, jumping on the couch with a bowl of chocolate cereal, turning on the ‘toons, tuning out the outside world, and working your way into a sugar hangover before noon. This week, we celebrate May the Fourth Be With You and the sweet sounds of Star Wars with two GIANT guests, Supervising Sound Editor at Skywalker Sound and actor Matthew Wood (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, The Book of Boba Fett) and composer Joseph Shirley (Creed III, The Mandalorian)

Landing the apprenticeship of his dreams with sound effects legend and Oscar winner Ben Burt, Matthew Wood took to sound editing like a Mon Calamari to water. And, like the snap hiss of a lightsaber or the twangy ripple of an Imperial blaster Matthew hyper-jumped to Star Wars royalty with sound supervisor credits that include a ton of Star Wars AND some quality character work as the voice of “General Grievous” and the modern physical embodiment of our favorite majordomo, “Bib Fortuna” among many more.

And if that isn’t enough to milk your moof, we sat down with composer Joseph Shirley at WonderCon 2023 to talk about landing his Star Wars dream job and scoring, what we declare, as the greatest Star Wars scene of the Disney era. You don’t want to miss this!

Join Grim Shea, Jimmy The Gent and Marke as we beep, boop, pew, pew and Wilhelm scream the heck out of this May the 4th!



Matthew Wood

Sound Designer/Actor

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, The Book of Boba Fett


Joseph Shirley


Creed III, The Mandalorian