Beltway Banthas: Star Wars Identity Crisis Mirrors Our Own

by Beltway Banthas

Kat Rosenfield wrote for Reason Magazine a feature piece on how Star Wars’ three trilogies align almost perfectly with the politics of the time they were made in. What makes the sequel trilogy so unique, Episodes VII-IX, is that their chaotic nature almost mirrors the era we live in today.

Stephen Kent and Kat discuss her article, living during COVID-19, and Kat shares a solid TV recommendation.

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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.

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