Beltway Banthas Interview: Glenn Beck on Star Wars, redemption and a culture of anger

by Beltway Banthas

Hold on to something! This week we’ve got a bonus episode of Beltway Banthas, a conversation with Glenn Beck, radio show host and founder of Blaze Media. Stephen Kent met up with Glenn at FreedomFest in Las Vegas to talk about his earliest memories with Star Wars, lessons on the political power of fear, generational change and the evolution (plus consistency) of Star Wars’ message.

If you follow this show closely you know that Stephen started appearing of Glenn’s show regularly since 2017 to break down nerd culture and Star Wars news, so this marks the first time Glenn has come on Beltway Banthas turf.

If you liked this you should also check out an interview of Glenn’s longtime collaborator and co-host, Stu Burguiere. You can find that here. 

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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 host Stephen Kent, 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 in Raleigh, BC with his wife and daughter. He works at a  non-profit that does outreach to print and broadcast media. He enjoys political podcasts, cosplay, and making jokes that only he thinks are funny.

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