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.



"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!).



"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...


 2018-12-13  37m

"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...


 2018-12-06  58m

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?)!


 2018-11-29  29m

Crossover Nexus and Fan Q&A

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...


 2018-11-21  36m

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...


 2018-11-15  37m

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...


 2018-09-20  44m

The Relationships of Steven Universe - Kat Morris and Joe Johnston (Vol.3/Ep.4)

Co-ExecutiveProducers Kat Morris and Joe Johnston are talking about Steven Universe relationships, but not just those between the characters! They are also providing some insight to the crewniverse and the various storyboard teams that bring the episodes to life...


 2018-09-06  35m

Jasper And Amethyst - Kimberly Brooks, Michaela Dietz, and Amber Cragg (Vol.3/Ep.3)

Kimberly Brooks, who voices Jasper, joins Michaela Dietz, the voice of Amethyst, and Storyboard Artist and Character Designer, Amber Cragg to discuss Jasper! They breakdown Jasper as a character, her relationship with both Amethyst and Lapis, why she's so relatable to fans, and what they hope to see in Jasper's future (can you say "redemption arc" or maybe "yoga instructor"?). Plus, Kimberly shares the story of her audition, and what inspired Jasper's amazing voice.


 2018-08-23  31m

The Rose Affect - Erica Luttrell, DeeDee Magno Hall & Hilary Florido (Vol.3/Ep.2)

The big reveal that Rose is Pink Diamond has taken a toll on the characters of Steven Universe! Storyboard Supervisor Hilary Florido, Erica Luttrell who voices Sapphire, and DeeDee Magno Hall, who voices Pearl, weigh in on the impact it's had on Pearl, Sapphire, and Ruby, and their various relationships, and what it's revealed to them about love, other Gems, and humanity in general. They also discuss the beautiful wedding and all of the detail that went into creating the special episode...


 2018-08-09  38m