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About the Show

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 and Naboo’s monarchies to the function of the Senate on Coruscant, Stephen and Swara will cover it all. In between episodes, we feature interviews with real world change-makers. We’ll discuss how Star Wars impacted their lives and view of the world.




All Episodes

Star Wars politics
Beltway Banthas #69: Racial, social and economic justice in Star Wars
Beltway Banthas #68: The Not So Phantom Menace
Beltway Banthas #67: You were my brother! Now you're a neoliberal shill
Beltway Banthas #66: Politics, Grievance and Redemption
Beltway Banthas #65: Jar Jar Binks and political ignorance
Beltway Banthas #64: Now The Rebellion Is Real For You
Beltway Banthas #63: Powerful Light Powerful Dark
Ep #62: Politics in Star Wars Resistance, Chuck Wendig

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