This interview with Cheston Lee is a continuation of the Beltway Banthas interview series!
Stephen spoke with Cheston Lee, a listener of the show and former staffer for the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign. It’s an illuminating conversation on many levels regarding politics and Star Wars fandom, and we know you will enjoy it!
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Beltway Banthas Interview: Cheston Lee (Hillary For America)
Cheston Lee hails from Brooklyn, NY where he lives with his partner James, two mischievous cats and a lot of in box Power of the Force action figures. He worked on the Hillary for America Technology team as a Software Engineering Manager and believes you can still enjoy the Empire while fighting to save The Republic. Cheston is currently trying to catch up on a year’s worth of internet Snoke theories.
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Politics and Star Wars fuse together on this unique and fascinating show! Beltway Banthas is your place for insightful political commentary featuring the galaxy far, far, away. Beltway Banthas is a Star Wars podcast about the intersection of fandom and the things that drive daily life. For hosts Stephen Kent & Tirso Perez, one of those things is politics. Star Wars draws from our world’s politics just as much as it contributes to it by influencing policymakers, journalists and thought leaders.
On the show, you’ll learn about the politics within the Star Wars universe, from Alderaan & Naboo’s monarchies to the function of the Senate on Coruscant. In between episodes we feature interviews with real world change-makers, and talk with them about how Star Wars impacted their lives and view of the world.
Stephen Kent lives outside of DC with his wife and daughter. He works at a political non-profit that does outreach to millennials. He enjoys political podcasts, cosplay, and making jokes that only he thinks are funny. Connect on Twitter @Stephen_Kent89