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  • 02:18

    STR #164 12/17/13 2013 Stana Katic Year In Review

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    At the end of every year we are always amazed at everything Stana Katic has accomplished. She's incredible!! So, sit back, relax, and let's reminisce a bit with all the awesome accomplishments Stana has achieved in 2013! If we've missed anything, please let us know. Happy Holidays!

    Music credit/copyright: "Love is Christmas", Sara Bareilles, 2011 Sony Music Entertainment | "Step Into Christmas", Elton John [written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin], DJM Records | "Christmas This Year", TobyMac ~ featuring Leigh Nash, 2011 ForeFront Records | For the complete full length/complete songs, each are available for your purchase in iTunes and your retailer.

    Photo credit/copyright: various


  • 01:57

    STR #221 09/22/15 S8e01 "XY" Recap

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    What a fun weekend for Stana fans who saw her throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball game Friday night and then we understand she attended the Stanford vs USC College Football game on Saturday. Then last night we all were happy to see her portraying the newly promoted Captain Katherine Beckett in the Season 8 Premiere of #Castle on ABC.

    After the latest news, the STR Round Table has some thought provoking questions for you to consider. Here they are in advance so you can be thinking about your responses:


    You can call STR during the live show at 347.857.4368 or press the blue Skype icon if you are an international live listener. In both cases, you must press the "1" to be added into the queue. Hope you can join us.

    Photo source/copyright/credit: Disney/ABC Studios, Jill Weisler of the LosAngeles Dodgers, LLC

    Audio source/copyright/credit: Disney/ABC Studios, youtube Dodgers pre-game

  • 01:46

    STR #220 09/15/15 Spoil Me STR! 100% Castle Spoilers

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    SPOILER ALERT!  There, we said it. You will be some-what spoiled if you listen to tonight's entire show, live or in archives. It you don’t want to be spoiled regarding the first couple of episodes of the 8th Season of Castle, please stop listening right after the latest news and maybe listen to it in a couple of weeks in archives and laugh right along with us when we get most of it wrong. Plus, we'd love to hear what you think next Tuesday night about the Season 8 Premiere episode. 


    Please, please, please WATCH the Castle Season 8 Premiere on Monday night at 10|9c on ABC. 


    Tonight’s show will have an STR Round Table discussion if you care to talk spoilers and about what YOU think might be happening in the first couple of episodes.


    NOTE: If you have already watched the 801 screener from ABC already or have been to filming and know exactly what is going to happen, please do not over-share [thank you in advance]. What’s great about spoiler photos and most teases by the cast and crew is that it makes you want to see the episode even more.


    Season 8 is finally almost here!! 



    Photo source/copyright/credit: Disney/ABC/ABC Studios, Season 8 Premiere

    LA Opera's 30th Anniversary by Paul Redmond, gettyImages and [Georgie Eisdell's via Stana Katic Instagram] 


  • 02:25

    STR #223 10/06/15 S8e03 "PhDead" Recap

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    Who would have thought we'd be seeing "I Love Lucy" on our timelines for our favorite TV show #Castle? No, it's not a Beckett Replacement. But definitely is giving the "Clark Kent"-ish looking Rick some "food for thought" on his own musings.

    Hopefully, you watched last night's episode of Castle Season 8, "PhDead" 803 - Written by Chad Gomez Creasey and Directed by Executive Producer Rob Bowman and YOU can join us in tonight's STR Round Table.

    Season 8 has been some-what of a polarizing Castle Season to many fans and some are still wrapping our minds around the Character-Shake-Ups we’ve “experienced” with them and yet, VERY curious as to where the new Show Runners, Winter/Haley, are taking us all in this new direction for our favorites.

               Here are Elena’s questions for you to review before tonight's discussion begins:



    Photo copyright/credit: Castle "PhDead", Disney/ABC/ABC Studios



  • 02:26

    STR #222 09/29/15 S8e02 "XX", Part 2 Recap

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    WOW!! Who could sleep after last night's #Castle Season 8 Premiere PART 2 episode?! The hour flew by in a flash with so much going on it's a definite rewatch before next week's next Castle episode. We finaly got to see everything last week from Beckett's perspective this week, so what'd ya think?  

    The episode, entitled "XX", was written by show runners Alexi Hawley & Terence Paul Winter and directed by Paul Holahan. After the latest news tonight, we'll get right to talking all about "XX".  Here are Elena's questions for tonight's STR Round Table:


    Photo credit/copyright: Disney|ABC for Castle episode "XX"

  • 01:47

    STR #123 12/18/12 2012 Stana Katic Year In Review

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    What an awesome time to be a fan of Stana Katic! Her career is simply soaring and 2012 brought even more new appearances along with gorgeous fashion designs which continually amaze us with her versatility.  Tonight we will relive those key professional events with a timeline [of sorts] so you too can recall and share in those fun moments as we reminisce and continue to cheer on this talented woman.
    Photo credit/copyright:
    2012 People's Choice Awards - gown by Valentino
    2012 BAFTA [British Academy of Film and Television Arts] LA 18th Annual Awards - dress by Valentino
    2012 Golden Globes - gown with ruffles by designer Kevan Hall
    2012 Paley Fest at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles - Black dress and white blazer by Helmut Lang, red pumps by Jimmy Choo
    2012 64th Annual Director's Guild of America Awards - ivory cocktail dress by Collette Dinnigan
    2012 Film Independent Spirit Award - dress by designer Lela Rose, metallic platform sandals by Stuart Weitzman
    2012 Elton John's Annual Viewing Party - Purple gown by designer Alberta Ferretti
    2012 "Zero Dark Thirty" Premiere in Los Angeles
    Audio Outro Clip credit/copyright:
    "Wintersong"by Sarah McLachlan, Arista Records, LLC - a unit of SONY BMG Music Entertainment/  "What Christmas Means To Me" by Stevie Wonder/ Noel, Noel, "Jesus Is Alive" by Josh Wilson, Sparrow Records

  • 01:57
  • 01:06

    STR #218 08/11/15 Summer News

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    Summer Stana News and the latest on SFF2016.

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  • 02:23

    STR #215 05/12/15 S7e23 "Hollander's Woods" Recap Season 7 Finale -Part 1

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    Tonight is Part 1 of a two part STR fan-recap of the incredible Season 7 Finale of ‘Castle’.  We also formally learned from the “ABC Upfronts” today in NYC that Castle has been renewed for a Season 8. In addition, ABC confirmed Stana Katic [Beckett] and Nathan Fillion [Castle] will both be back for more performances in the characters we know and love dearly as "Caskett". We can't wait to hear about the rest of the cast. 

    "Hollander's Woods" was Directed by Paul Holahan and Written by Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe [MilMar]. This was MilMar's farewell episode and are leaving the show in the capable hands of new Showrunners and writers Terrence Paul Winter and Alexi Hawley [returning to Castle after writing/producing for "The Following". 

    Here are Elena's questions for tonight's STR Part 1 discussion of "Hollander's Woods":

    http://stanatalkradio.com/2015/05/12/str-214-051215-s7e23-hollanders-woods-recap-season-7-finale-part-1/Photo credit/copyright[above in random BTR order]: ABC Studios/Network/Disney

  • 01:52

    STR #216 06/02/15 STR Book Club "A Thousand Splendid Suns"

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    "A Thousand Splendid Suns",written by Khaled Hosseini, is tonight's STR Book Club selection.


    Here is the translation of the poem Kabul by Josephine Barry Davis from page 192:

    "One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,

    Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls."


    Here are tonight's STR Book Club questions to give you some time to review and hopefully you'll be able to join us:



    Photo credit/copyright by ATSS Publications, LLC and Riverhead Books published by Penguin Group (USA), Inc.

  • 01:54

    STR #214 05/05/15 S7e22 "Dead From New York" Recap

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    We hope you were able to watch last night’s FUN episode of #Castle , "Dead From New York". Some of the funniest lines of the season were in last night’s episode with a “Saturday Night Tonight” spoof and some truly humorous self-deprecating scenes and lines for the cast and crew. "Dead From New York" was Directed by Jeanot Szwarc and written by Terence Paul Winter.

    Here are Elena's questions for tonight's STR Round Table discussion:

    http://stanatalkradio.com/str-round-table/2015-str-round-table-archive/str-214-050515-s7e22-dead-from-new-york-recap/Photo credit/copyright[above in random BTR order]: ABC Studios/Network/Disney