Our most popular podcast episodes can vary greatly from week to week, so we’re starting a new blog feature that recaps our Top 5 most downloaded shows each week. Here are short summaries of the Top 5 shows during the week ending May 21st:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Ph: David James..? 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Right Reserved.

5.  From December, the Damn Dirty Geeks engage in a vigorous discussion of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS as the launching pad for a new generation of STAR WARS fans and characters. Too many OT story points borrowed? Or faithfully recapturing the classic spirit of STAR WARS to head in a new direction? Get in on the DDG discussion by listening to our review of THE FORCE AWAKENS and how it sets the stage for the future of the Star Wars Saga.

DDG podcast guest Greg Nicotero and zombiefied Howard Berger enjoy a lighter moment during production of DAY OF THE DEAD in 1985.

4.  From February, our fourth most downloaded podcast last week was Part 2 of our episode with GREG NICOTERO, executive producer/director/effects creator for AMC’s hit horror series THE WALKING DEAD. In the second hour of our show with Greg, we finishing our voyage on the making of JAWS and head to the mall to discuss the strong influence of George Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD on Greg’s imagination and early career.

Hammer horror greats Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee unite to narrate Ted Newsom's documentary FLESH AND BLOOD: THE HAMMER HERITAGE OF HORROR. Photo © and courtesy of Ted Newsom, used with permission, all rights reserved.

3.  Our recently released show with filmmaker TED NEWSOM, sharing his exclusive and wonderful tales of reuniting the great Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing for the last time as co-narrators of his Hammer documentary FLESH AND BLOOD: THE HAMMER HERITAGE OF HORROR. Enjoy some fun and rather touching stories of Lee and Cushing as professionals and longtime friends working together one last time. Jump the link to listen and order Ted’s excellent film, a must-see for all Hammer horror fans.

Sam Witwer struggles with life as an undead vampire Aidan Waite, struggling to live among mortals in the SyFY hit series BEING HUMAN.

2.  Our second-most downloaded podcast of last week was Part 1 of our two-hour show with actor SAM WITWER, discussing his roles and work on THE WALKING DEAD pilot, Frank Darabont’s excellent adaptation of THE MIST, and SyFy’s supernatural series BEING HUMAN.

Close up of Galen Marek, the human apprentice of Sith Lord Darth Vader, as portrayed by actor Sam Witwer in STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED video game series.

1.  And our #1 episode of last week is also our newest episode, Part 2 of our two-hour show with actor SAM WITWER, this time exploring the STAR WARS universe via Sam’s voice work as Starkiller in Star Wars: the Force Unleashed video games, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Listen to Sam’s Palpatine voice and your journey to the Dark Side will be complete!

Keep listening to and exploring episodes of the Damn Dirty Geeks podcast, as your downloads will determine which shows will be our Top 5 podcasts for next week! We welcome you rate each episode’s page on our website, and rate/review our podcast on iTunes to help spread the word to new fans and listeners.