Beltway Banthas: Redemption, feeding the Shadow and how Star Wars conquers hubris

by Beltway Banthas

This month on Beltway Banthas, host Stephen Kent speaks with writer Brittany Hunter about Star Wars’ complicated narrative on redemption. What does it mean to “come back to the light” or to be redeemed in Star Wars’ greatest character arcs? As Stephen works his way toward finishing his book, How The Force Can Fix America this conversation is meant to work through one of the most sticky issues in American life…our nation’s own redemption story.

Brittany and Stephen talk about cancel culture, racism, hubris, and even get into The Clone Wars animated series.

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Beltway Banthas is a podcast about the intersection of Star Wars and politics. 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 this podcast, we seek to understand how Star Wars impacts the world we live in, while also covering the Star Wars news, gossip and hype of the day. The show is produced by Riley Blanton.

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