Welcome to The Wizard’s Nightshirt … a He-Man and She-Ra Podcast

Are you a He-Maniac or She-Ruffian?

If you’ve ever held a stick aloft and called down the power of Castle Grayskull – or if you’re just a fan of fantasy, 70s/80s pop culture, guitars, writing and personal stories – we hope you’ll join our ongoing conversation about He-Man and She-Ra at The Wizard’s Nightshirt podcast.

This is a weekly review show – like a cartoon book club. Every Tuesday, we review an episode “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” or “She-Ra: Princess of Power” and discuss storylines, fashions, toys and memories of growing up in the early 80s. We also make time for sweet guitar licks, skits, interviews and listener discussions. (Heck, we even tracked down an old school fundraiser prize, just because the subject came up.)

Episode Guide: You don’t have to know much of anything about Masters of the Universe to enjoy the show, but if you’d like to follow along, we’ve posted our entire episode guide for your convenience.

E-mail: If you have a question or a topic for discussion, you can always email us at rumors@thewizardsnightshirt.com.

Newsletter: You can also sign up for our sweet newsletter, which includes insider info about the show, episode previews and little updates about what’s going on with us.

Listen to the Show: Finally, you can listen to our show inside each episode post on this website. You can also find and subscribe to us on iTunes.

Thanks for checking us out! We hope to see you soon….

Episode 32: The Crystal Castle

How did She-Ra find the Crystal Castle? The 1985 children’s toy market wants to know. But who are we kidding? We’re grown, and we’re still dying to find out! And, thank goodness we got an explanation, because the last time we met Light Hope, She-Ra was shooting the breeze with the guy like they were…

Episode 31: Evilseed

When a new villain threatens Eternia, the Masters of the Universe must fire up the party line and recruit Skeletor to their cause. During the adventure, we get chummy with “Rammi,” save some gnomes, revel in the depths of Skeletor’s selfishness, and have some thoughts about an odd word choice in an era before Google….

Episode 30: The Stone in the Sword (Lightning Round #2)

While Hordak is flying up, up and away in his beautiful Doom Balloon, Adora must complete a trial to repair her sword – so she can turn into She-Ra again and rescue Bo from a Horde prison. For the first time, we get a good look at Light Hope (who is much harder on Adora…

Episode 29: Dawn of Dragoon

Is this the best episode of He-Man? Opinions vary, but one of them is correct. At last, we get too see Orko’s homeworld. In Trolla, everything is backwards: fish fly, trees are upside down, and He-Man changes back into Prince Adam! But not everything is whimsical in this magical land: Trolla is under siege from…

Episode 28: Enchanted Castle

It’s a regular who’s who in Etheria this week. Queen Castaspella is throwing a Freedom Celebration at her castle (resisting Olive Garden joke), and the whole gang is there (even some brilliantly colored friends that we won’t properly meet until later). What’s a Freedom Celebration, you ask? Adora recounts the whole story to Kowl. We…

Episode 27: Creatures from the Tar Swamp

Does Prince Adam have any normal relatives? His cousin Edwina is visiting this week, and she bought along her Boston Brahmin accent as well as some good burns on the palace’s royal court. You might have already guessed that Orko gets twirly love eyes for her, which sets in motion all kinds of trouble. We…

Episode 26: Horde Prime Takes a Holiday (Lightning Round 1)

We begin our first episode following the new episode guide aboard The Velvet Glove, Horde Prime’s flagship. And we get our first sight of Horde Prime! He’s going on vacation, presumably with Bermuda shorts. This gives Hordak the perfect opportunity to point the spaceship’s cannons at Eternia and Etheria. Skeletor wants the ship for himself,…

Episode 25: Like Father, Like Daughter (Special)

Can you believe we’ve recorded over a day’s worth of He-Man and She-Ra chit-chat? This is our twenty fifth episode, and it’s a great one. This week, we’re reviewing a really fun Teela episode in which Teela must rescue her father after he’s captured by a pterodactyl outside an old fort. Luckily, Teela knows when…

Episode 24: The Laughing Dragon

Remember how the first Sorrowful the Dragon episode made it seem like we had missed something? The production and broadcast order was a mess-around this time, so we’re just now seeing Sorrowful’s origin story. Don’t worry – Sorrowful’s not the important part of the story. The part we care about is Imp (who likes to…