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 40: Welcome Back, Kowl

If you’re an Etherian prosecutor, you’re going to want the twiggets on your jury. They’ve never met a friend they won’t accuse or a piece of evidence that disproves their suspicions. Their true nature is on full display when the devilish Imp frames Kowl as a traitor. Immediately, several rebels accuse our billowy-eared friend of…


Episode 39: Trouble in Arcadia

Halt! Who goes there? You’ve just discovered the secret city of Arcadia, where women rule and men must toil away in the underground mines. Also, no one in this city knows how to use their inside voice. Prince Adam and Teela run into the Arcadians on a visit to the lowland villages and become trapped…


Episode 38: Into the Dark Dimension (Lightning Round #4)

Is there a scarier phrase in the English language than “group project?” She-Ra’s patience is tested this week when she teams up with Hordak, the cybernetic tyrant of Etheria, to escape an inter-dimensional world or risk enslavement in this strange place by someone called the Dark One, who looks suspiciously like someone else we met…


Episode 37: The Search

In one of the most important episodes of the series, He-Man and Skeletor race to find the Starseed, a chunk of cosmic matter that created the universe. And, wouldn’t you know it: the Starseed is located in the core of Eternia, which itself is located in the center of the universe. We’re learning this history…


Episode 36: The Unicorn King

Oh, to glide beneath the rainbows, to prance among the clouds, to whinny at the heavens. It’s great to be a unicorn and make your home among friends on Unicorn Island – as long as a cybernetic strongman doesn’t invent the planet’s first submarine and discover where you live. When danger comes calling, the Unicorn…


Episode 35: The Taking of Grayskull

It’s a big day in Eternia – it’s Orko’s birthday! But no one seems to have remembered. They’re too busy trying to figure out why Castle Grayskull has disappeared. It seems as though Skeletor has toted Sorceress and her castle off to a dimension on the other side of a white hole. Now He-Man and…


Episode 34: Book Burning (Lightning Round #3)

This week’s episode explores the dangers of controlling information. Naturally, Hordak would try such an insidious tactic. He’s trying to encourage obedience to the Horde by burning all the books in Etheria that are critical of his regime. To execute his censorship campaign, he has enlisted the help of Tung, Rattlor and Cory – a…


Episode 33: Prince Adam No More (the Halloween Episode)

It seems as though He-Man has had enough of his alter ego, Prince Adam. When King Randor shares his intentions to take He-Man on the royal tour instead of Prince Adam, He-Man realizes that playing the goober for so many years has come at maybe too great a cost. At the same time, Beast Man…


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….