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.



      Fusions - AJ Michalka, Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, and Grace Kraft (Vol.2/Ep.9)

      Fusions are very special characters in the Steven Universe world, and creator Rebecca Sugar and former EP Ian Jones-Quartey explain all the planning that goes into their unveiling. You'll also hear about the early development stages for Smokey Quartz and Sardonyx, what inspired Stevonnie, and all of the clues in the pilot that pointed to Garnet being two separate Gems. Plus, AJ Michalka, voice of Stevonnie, talks about her audition process, finding the right voice for this special Fusion,...



      Homeworld Gems - Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, Erica Luttrell, Joe Johnston, and Hilary Florido (Vol.2/Ep.8)

      Homeworld has a very rigid, conformist society, but was it always that way? Creator Rebecca Sugar and former Executive Producer Ian Jones-Quartey explain Gem culture and roles in Homeworld, why being different is taboo there, and why Off Colors are so important to the show. And, Co-Executive Producer Joe Johnston and Storyboard Supervisor Hilary Florido talk Homeworld design both pre and post-War, and how they set the stage for the Homeworld reveal. Plus, Erica Luttrell, voice of...



      Earth Gems - Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, Joe Johnston, and Kat Morries (Vol.2/Ep.7)

      Rose Quartz, Bismuth, and Jasper are the focus of this episode of the Steven Universe Podcast as take a closer look at Earth Gems! Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, former EP, Ian Jones-Quartey, Director Joe Johnston, and Supervising Director Kat Morris detail Bismuth's origins (including how she came to be in Lion's mane), Jasper's personality development, and Steven's complicated view of his mother, Rose Quartz. Discover which characters have been around since the pilot days, who was...



      Lapis - Jennifer Paz, Hilary Florido, Rebecca Suger, and Ian Jones-Quartey (Vol.2/Ep.6)

      Lapis Lazuli may have left Earth, but she made one quick stop before her ultimate departure, and that was here on the Steven Universe Podcast! She's talking about being trapped in a mirror, her feelings about shoes, and why she loves a good fart joke! And Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and former Executive Producer Ian Jones-Quartey provide insight into the background and development of Lapis, the significance of her gem placement, and what her departure from Earth means for her...



      Connie - Grace Rolek, Zach Callison, Rebecca Sugar & Ian Jones-Quartey (Vol.2/Ep.5)

      We're spotlighting Steven Universe's best-friend, Connie, on the Steven Universe Podcast! Grace Rolek, who voices Connie, and Zach Callison, the voice of Steven, talk about their characters' friendship, and recent struggles on the series. And creator Rebecca Sugar and former EP Ian Jones-Quartey explain Connie's sword, her relationship with the Gems, and the yin & yang that dictate Connie and Steven's respective designs and personalities. Plus, Connie drops in to talk about school,...



      Pearl - Deedee Magno Hall, Michaela Dietz, Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, Joe Johnston & Jeff Liu (Vol.2/Ep.4)

      Pearl is the focus of The Steven Universe Podcast, and Deedee Magno Hall, who voices her, shares thoughts on her "Pearl-fectness," and her relationship with Rose and Amethyst. Michaela Dietz (the voice of Amethyst) also joins to weigh in on that Pearl-Amethyst dynamic, and Pearl's maternal instinct. Then, Supervising Director Joe Johnston and Jeff Liu stop by to discuss the very Pearl-centric (and Emmy-nominated) "Mr. Greg" episode! And creator Rebecca Sugar and former Executive Producer Ian...



      Peridot - Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, Shelby Rabara, Amber Cragg (Vol.2/Ep.3)

      Why does Peridot call everyone a "clod?" Find out on this episode of the Steven Universe Podcast as creator Rebecca Sugar and former Executive Producer Ian Jones-Quartey return to discuss Peridot! Discover what inspired her design and personality traits, and how Rebecca's real life experiences shaped Peridot's development and storyline. Plus, Shelby Rabara, the voice of Peridot, and storyboard artist Amber Cragg join to share their favorite Peridot moments and episodes, and speculate on how...



      Amethyst - Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, Michaela Dietz, Deedee Magno Hall (Vol.2/Ep.2)

      The Steven Universe Podcast is celebrating Amethyst... with creator Rebecca Sugar, former Executive Producer Ian Jones-Quartey, Michaela Dietz (who voices Amethyst), and Deedee Magno Hall (who voices Pearl). Discover what inspired Amethyst's weapon and shapeshifting abilities, some of the original design ideas for her character, why she's the one who's changed the most over the course of the series, and what Amethyst represents about Rebecca Sugar's real-life relationship with her brother,...



      Steven Universe - Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, Zach Callison, Grace Rolek (Vol.2/Ep.1)

      Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey join the "Steven Universe Podcast" to kick off Volume 2, which is dedicated to the people and places that make up the "Steven Universe" World! And starting things off, an in-depth look at the star of the animated series, Steven Universe. Rebecca and Ian reveal Steven's early incarnation, how his personality developed, and the big milestones they had planned for him since the series' inception. Plus, Zach Callison, who voices Steven, and Grace Rolek, who...



      MiniRecaps: Jungle Moon (ep. 8)

      Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and former Executive Producer Ian Jones-Quartey talk about the only Steven Universe episode not to feature Steven Universe! Discover the importance of the dream sequence, how the whole episode evolved from an image of Stevonnie backpacking through a jungle, and the many parallels to "It Could've Been Great."