Monday, February 19, 2024

Ep. 170 - Ahsoka: S1 Eps 1 & 2


As promised we have finally jumped on the Ahsoka train, giving our in-depth coverage of the season. This episode we cover episode 1: Part One: Master and Apprentice and episode 2: Part Two: Toil and Trouble. And joining us for this deep dive into Ahsoka is the ever wonderful, Rayven Spencer. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Ep. 169 - History and Star Wars


Happy Star Wars Podcast Day! Today is the 25th anniversary of the first Star Wars podcast. Today we have Chris Kempshall on, the author of The History and Politics of Star Wars: Death Stars and Democracy, as well as coauthor of Battles that Changed the Galaxy, discussing how the real world history has influenced story telling in the Star Wars universe. 

You can find Chris online at X (Twitter) @ChrisKempshall, Instagram @chriskempshall, Threads @chriskempshall, or on his website:

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Ep. 168 - Visions: S2 Eps 7-9

We conclude our coverage of Visions season 2 with the final 3 episodes of the season: Episode 7. The Bandits of Golak, Episode 8. The Pit, and Episode 9. Aau's Song. 

Monday, January 22, 2024

Ep. 167 - Fashion of Star Wars

We are joined by the fantastic Holly Frey discussing the fashion of Star Wars, both the fashion in the universe of Star Wars as well as the costuming that went on behind the scenes. There is far more than we can cover in one episode so we just cover some of our favorites in the Galaxy Far Far Away. 

Monday, January 15, 2024

Ep. 166 - Visions: S2 Eps 4-6

After many months we have returned to our coverage of Visions Season 2, this time covering the middle three episodes: Episode 4. I am Your Mother, Episode 5. Journey to the Dark Head, and Episode 6. The Spy Dancer. 

Monday, January 1, 2024

Ep. 165 - Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Season 3

It's a new year and we are talking the Star Wars goodies we got for the holidays. We also are discussing the Disney Gallery for The Mandalorian Season 3. We had discussed this way back in July but because of the strike we couldn't release it until now!

Monday, December 18, 2023

Ep. 164 - Cavan Scott

We are joined by Star Wars super-writer, Cavan Scott, known for his work across the saga from The High Republic to the Sequel Trilogy and everything in between. We also talk some of our year end thoughts as we move into the New Year.

You can find Cavan Scott on Instagram @CavanScottWriter, Threads @CavanScottWriter, his website or subscribe to his substack here: The Cavletter

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Ep. 163 - The Eye of Darkness

We are talking the first book in The High Republic's Phase 3, The Eye of Darkness by George Mann, and joining us for this in-depth, spoilery discussion is none other than the  Lucasfilm Associate Editor and host of This Week! in Star Wars, Kristin Baver!!! Join us for this fantastic discussion of a great kickoff to the third and final High Republic phase. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Ep. 162 - 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

It's that time of year again where we present our Holiday Gift Guide! Each of us, along with our guest Alex Bond, offer up our top 5 Star Wars gift recommends for you or a loved one this holiday season. For a complete list and links, please visit this episodes post on our website at

Monday, November 20, 2023

Ep. 161 - Queen's Shadow


This week we are talking the first of the Queen series by E.K. Johnston, Queen's Shadow looking at Padme's life while she transitions from queen to senator, and joining us for this super fun book chat is Kai Charles! We also have the huge news that the SAG-AFTRA strike has concluded and hopefully everyone has gotten what they were fighting for.  

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