Bonus Episode: AdmiralNick22 on Star Wars Political Cartography

by Beltway Banthas

The Star Wars galaxy is vast. For a look at how the politics of the galaxy work after Return of the Jedi we brought on blogger AdmiralNick22 of ElevenThirtyEight.com to lay it all out.

Stephen and Swara kick off this bonus episode with a discussion on fan theorizing and share thoughts on the Vanity Fair spread for The Last Jedi. They are joined by a special guest.


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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 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

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