The Steven Universe Podcast
The Steven Universe Podcast
Cartoon Network
Join host and superfan McKenzie Atwood every week for an all-access tour inside Steven Universe! Meet the cast, crew and characters themselves as McKenzie goes one-on-one in exclusive interviews with the creative team who inhabit Steven Universe.
"The Fantasy Of Steven Universe" with Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, Kat Morris, Joe Johnston, Matt Burnett, and Ben Levin
It's the last new podcast episode of the season and we asked the cast and Cartoon Network Executive team to submit questions to Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and former Executive Producer Ian Jones-Quartey! They tackle everything from design to wormholes to escapism to advice to your younger self and dreaming big. Then former writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin sit down with Rebecca to discuss lessons learned, achieving goals, and what they hope people take away from the show. And finally, Kat Morris and Joe Johnston return to answer a last batch of Fan Q&A!See for privacy information.
Feb 6, 2019
53 min
"Fan Celebration" with Zach Callison, Michaela Dietz, Deedee Magno Hall, Matthew Moy, Lamar Abrams, and Miki Brewster
It's a celebration of the fandom! Zach Callison (voice of Steven), Deedee Magno Hall (voice of Pearl), Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), Matthew Moy (voice of Lars), and Storyboard Artists Miki Brewster and Lamar Abrams tackle everything from gem weapon of choice to creating their own storylines to favorite scenes and hardest ones to voice and create to memorable studio moments and best-loved characters!See for privacy information.
Jan 30, 2019
28 min
"Battle Of Heart And Mind" with Rebecca Sugar, Ian JQ, Kat Morris, Joe Johnston, Ben Levin and Matt Burnett
The epic Steven Universe season finale is being discussed in great detail with many of those responsible for its creation - creator Rebecca Sugar, co-Executive Producers Kat Morris and Joe Johnston, writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin, and former Executive Producer Ian Jones-Quartey. They cover everything from the design and casting of the new fusions, the reformed Gems, the Diamonds' relationships, Steven's confrontation with White Diamond, the giant foot, Pink Steven, and "Change Your Mind," the beautiful song that ends the whole finale.See for privacy information.
Jan 23, 2019
55 min
"Diamond Days" with Zach Callison, Deedee Magno-Hall, and Michaela Dietz
Zach Callison (voice of Steven), Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), and Deedee Magno-Hall (voice of Pearl) return to talk "Diamond Days!" They breakdown the big White Diamond reveal, the Party Pearls, Steven's nightmare in "Together Alone," and the return of Opal! You'll also hear what it was like for Zach to voice the Watermelon Stevens and the Pebbles, and his thoughts on doing harmonies for "Escapism" (a song that Rebecca Sugar previewed on this very podcast over a year ago!).See for privacy information.
Jan 16, 2019
34 min
"Garnet: The Leader of the Crystal Gems" with Estelle (Vol.3/Ep.10)
Estelle joins the Steven Universe Podcast to talk about Garnet! Hear about her audition process (and the other character she auditioned for), her relationship with Rebecca Sugar, and what it's like recording with the rest of the amazing cast. Estelle also speaks to Garnet and Steven's special bond, filming the video for "Stronger Than You," and singing "Here Comes A Thought" as a duet with AJ Michalka! Plus, Estelle answers your questions, including her gem weapon of choice, her favorite moment in the show so far, and where Ruby and Sapphire might go on their honeymoon.See for privacy information.
Dec 12, 2018
37 min
"Rebecca Sugar" with Adam Muto, Ian Jones-Quartey, and Ben Levin & Matt Burnett (Vol.3/Ep.9)
There would be no Steven Universe without Rebecca Sugar. Her incredible creative talent and vision gave rise to the beloved characters, worlds, and stories, and with the help of some other wildly gifted animators and storytellers, she was able to share Steven Universe with the masses. And in this special episode, some of the artists who helped develop and shape Steven Universe share their experiences working alongside Rebecca, the lessons they learned, and what they hope to carry forward in their own respective shows. Former Steven Universe writers Ben Levin and Matt Burnett, former Executive Producer Ian Jones-Quartey, and Rebecca's very first storyboard partner, Adam Muto, chronicle Rebecca's animation journey and pay tribute to her well-deserved success.See for privacy information.
Dec 5, 2018
58 min
Lars with Matthew Moy and Lamar Abrams (Vol.3/Ep.8)
It's an episode devoted to Lars with Matthew Moy, the voice of Lars, and Storyboard Artist Lamar Abrams (who also happens to be the voice of Buck Dewey). Hear about "Bingo Bongo," Lar's Pilipino heritage & love of Ube, and his complicated relationships with Sadie and Steven. You'll also discover the original ideas for Lars' brief death and quick resurrection, his adventures in space, and what both Lamar and Matthew wish for Lars' future (might it involve his own song?)!See for privacy information.
Nov 28, 2018
29 min
Crossover Nexus and Fan Q&A with Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, Joe Johnston & Kat Morris (Vol.3/Ep.7)
It's a special Thanksgiving episode especially for the fans featuring answers to your submitted questions, and a special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Crossover Nexus! Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, and "OK KO" Executive Producer Toby Jones takes us deep inside Crossover Nexus and reveal storylines and characters they were forced to cut due to time, last minute additions they managed to squeeze in, and some of their personal favorite moments in the special episode. Then, Rebecca, Ian, and Steven Universe Co-Executive Producers Kat Morris and Joe Johnston answer your questions (like would the zircons drink coffee? What are some of the craziest ideas they've come up with for Steven, and which Steven Universe character do you wish was playable in Smash Brothers)?See for privacy information.
Nov 20, 2018
36 min
Crossovers and Collaborations with Rebecca Sugar, Kat Morris & Joe Johnston (Vol.3/Ep.6)
There have been some amazing crossovers and collaborations in the world of Steven Universe - "Say Uncle" with the "Uncle Grandpa" team, Save The Light with Grumpyface Studios, the "Mindful Education" episode with animator Tokafumi Hori, and of course, Monopoly. So creator Rebecca Sugar, and Co-Executive Producers Kat Morris and Joe Johnston return to detail how each was conceived and executed, and to share some anecdotal stories that happened along the journey to bring each collaboration and crossover to the fans.See for privacy information.
Nov 14, 2018
37 min
Reunited with Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey (Vol.3/Ep.5)
Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and former Executive Producer Ian Jones-Quartey return to provide a detailed look at the creation and execution of "Reunited." Rebecca reveals her original idea for the wedding, the inspiration she drew from old movies like "Fiddler On The Roof" and "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum," and why it was so important for her to get "Reunited" made. Rebecca and Ian also discuss the different fighting styles and abilities of the Diamonds, everybody's wedding outfits, Ronaldo's armor and sword, the Cluster, and how the entire Steven Universe series is so informed by "The Wizard Of Oz!"See for privacy information.
Sep 19, 2018
44 min
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