Beltway Banthas Interview: Mike Cooper of Eleven-ThirtyEight

by Beltway Banthas

Eleven-ThirtyEight is a living journal of news and opinion dedicated to producing analytical pieces on Star Wars. In this week’s interview episode, we talk to the creator and editor-in-chief of the site, Mike Cooper!  We cover the political message of the prequels, creative processes for Star Wars, Mike’s vision behind his website and much more!

Eleven-ThirtyEight avoids reactionary takes and instead has a keen focus on long-form analytical pieces on characters, politics, filmmaking, canon and virtually all the aspects of Star Wars. In many ways Beltway Banthas is has the same mission, to promote deeply thoughtful and analytical discussion and it was a delight to have Mike on.


[iframe url=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5716851/height/100/width/1000/theme/custom/autoplay/no/autonext/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/no-cache/true/render-playlist/no/custom-color/87A93A/” width=”1000″ height=”100″]


direct download Icon RSS Feed Icon Apple Icon Twitter Email Icon Icon_Facebook Icon_SoundCloud Icon_Instagram Icon_Stitcher icon_beltway-banthas


 Get in touch with everyone on the show!

Follow Mike Cooper on Twitter @NoTheOtherLeft | Follow Eleven-ThirtyEight on Twitter @eleventhirtyate

Leave us a review on iTunes and tell us what you think of the show! Subscribe and connect with us on Twitter:

@JuanJohnJedi |@Stephen_Kent89 | @SwaraSalih1 

Please share our show with a friend, review us on iTunes and shoot us some feedback. We grow in quality everytime someone reaches out to tell us what they liked.

We want to hear from you! You can send us your thoughts on the show and topics at [email protected].



click banner for all episodes and homepage

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 & Swara Salih, 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.

Swara Salih is a true believer, in both The Force and the importance of politics. As an activist, writer and aspiring Jedi, Swara came to Beltway Banthas as a listener and is now with the show full time. He’s a Data Analyst working to get city governments to use data better. Connect with him on Twitter @SwaraSalih1.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Accept Privacy Policy