The Steven Universe Podcast

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.

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      Steven Selects: Off Colors (ep. 8)


      "Off Colors" is the Steven Universe episode that introduced fan-favorite Padparadscha, provided a more detailed look at Homeworld, and focused on Steven and Lars' relationship! And those are just a few of the things that writers Ben Levin and Matt Burnett discuss in this episode of the pod! Steven Universe Creator Rebecca Sugar also returns to answer some fan Q&A including a question about Lars' character development and initial ideas! Plus, former Steven Universe...


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      Steven Selects: I Am My Mom (ep. 7)


      "I Am My Mom" is the focus of discussion with Steven Universe writers Ben Levin and Matt Burnett. Discover how they worked in the callback to "Marble Madness," what inspired Aquamarine and Topaz, where the hostage scenario idea originated, and who would win in a fight between Lapis and Aquamarine. Plus, Storyboard Supervisor Hilary Florido returns with some college advice, movie tips, and the reason why "Beach City Drift" was the hardest episode she ever boarded.


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      Steven Selects: Steven's Dream (ep. 6)


      Blue Diamond was introduced in "Steven's Dream," and promptly kidnapped Greg! It was a huge storyline that involved big collaboration among the crewniverse! Writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin remember details from the planning stages, what was changed during the boarding process, and why this episode is home to one of the most meta jokes of the entire series!


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      Steven Selects: Last One Out Of Beach City (ep. 5)


      "Last One Out of Beach City" is all about Pearl's own self-discovery and awareness, and features a great guest shot from musician Mike Krol, a very cool car chase with Pearl behind-the-wheel, and a tip of the hat to everyone's favorite teen movies! That's why Steven Universe writers Ben Levin and Matt Burnett return to the pod to not only explain how all of these magical ideas originated, but to also offer insight into how they made them work together! Plus, Ben and...


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      Steven Selects: Monster Reunion (ep. 4)


      "Monster Reunion" is the topic of discussion with Steven Universe writers Ben Levin and Matt Burnett! Discover how the episode was originally supposed to start and why that idea was scrapped in favor of "MC Bear Bear," why they decided to bring both Centipeetle and Steven's healing powers back in this episode, and what inspired their clever use of flashback to tell Centipeetle's Gem story. Plus, Storyboard Supervisor Hilary Florido joins to answer fan questions...


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       2017-11-16

      Steven Selects: Mirror Gem-Ocean Gem (ep. 3)


      Steven Universe writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin talk about the two-parter, "Mirror Gem / Ocean Gem." Discover what changed about the episode from origination to completion, the injury that Greg was supposed to sustain, the Gems big fight scene, the development of Lapis' personality, and the many callbacks to previous episodes that were worked into this two-parter. Plus, Matt and Ben answer fan questions including music that inspires their writing, why the show doesn't...


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       2017-11-09

      Steven Selects: Storm In The Room (ep. 2)


      Writers Ben Levin and Matt Burnett have plenty of inside info on the making of "Storm In The Room." Find out which memorable scene was a must-include in the episode, what dialogue was most fun to write, how they balance the funny and the emotional arcs in the story, and why it was so important for Steven to finally meet his mother. Plus, storyboard artists Jeff Liu and Joe Johnston answer more fan questions including how they write for Stevonnie, which jokes they've had to cut...


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      21m
       2017-11-02

      Steven Selects: Jailbreak (ep.1)


      Steven Universe writers Ben Levin and Matt Burnett give an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at this fan favorite, and pivotal episode that revealed Garnet is a fusion! They share what went into the writing to capture the emotion of the moment, what had to be cut at the last minute to make the story work, which came first - the Garnet fusion reveal or the Peridot arc, and what they thought about the fan reaction when the episode finally aired. Plus, storyboard artists Jeff Liu and Joe...


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      22m
       2017-10-26

      Leading The Way - Rebecca and Steven Sugar (Vol.1/Ep.10)


      It's the season finale of the Steven Universe Podcast, and that means both Rebecca and Steven Sugar return to share the stories from their childhood that directly inspired some of the episodes. Rebecca is also answering YOUR questions about the show, the characters, fan theories, video games, and the pineapple pizza debate. Plus, Rebecca brought along her ukulele and debuts a brand new, never-before-heard song from an upcoming episode of Steve Universe.


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       2017-09-21

      From Fan To Crew - Thomas Sanders, Chris Graham, Maya Petersen, Amber Cragg, and Mario Piedra (Vol.1/Ep.9)


      If you're a Steven Universe fan, and your dream is to someday work on the show, then this episode is for you! Storyboard Revisionist Maya Petersen and Storyboard Artist Amber Cragg share their incredible stories about how fan art and fandom led them to joining the crewniverse! Cartoon Network Games Creative Director Mario Piedra, and Chris Graham who designed the mobile game, "Attack The Light," and upcoming console game "Save The Light," also turned their love of...


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       2017-09-14