Creator Interview - Eric Eilersen | The Weekly Geek
Whatup, nerds. I had the pleasure of interviewing Eric Eilersen, an actor, podcast host, and writer on what he's geeking out about!
A native of Michigan now living and quarantining in Chicago, Eric is an actor, podcaster, and writer who spends most of his time helping run Youtini, a Star Wars company dedicated to the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Over the past few years, Eric’s work with Youtini has allowed him to review new releases, interview renowned authors, and create a vibrant community filled with some of the most brilliant and most positive fans imaginable that he’s now lucky enough to call close friends. Aside from Star Wars, Eric has been a host of Not Another Film Podcast, a cast member in the upcoming Vanishing Act Audio Drama, and a Shakespearean trained actor which is how he spent all of his summers between college and the bewildering 2020. While he hopes to get back onstage soon, Eric couldn’t be more thankful for his supportive partner, perfect corgi, and marvelous Youtini team who keep him motivated, happy, and thankful.
I met Eric when I began working as a content creator for Youtini.com. He's one of those guys who makes you sick because of how ridiculously talented and incredibly nice he is. Seriously, Eric, share some of your talent please.
When I asked Eric what he's currently geeking out about, here's what he had to say:
What I’m watching:
Gilmore Girls - the perfect pandemic binge, and it’s so fun to watch my girlfriend’s favorite show for the first time
What I’m reading:
I just finished Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie - a fantastic LGBTQ sci-fi romance book that makes me so excited for her Star Wars debut in the upcoming From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back
Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising - early copies of Star Wars books never cease to make me absolutely giddy
The New Jedi Order series - I swear I’m starting it soon!
What I’m listening to:
Legends Never Die by Juice WRLD - a phenomenal posthumous album from one of the best hip hop artists of the last decade
Wake Up, Sunshine by All Time Low - I was raised a pop punk kid; I will die a pop punk kid