What can we learn about the world during Coronavirus from Episode III: Revenge of the Sith? Andrew Kenlon and Stephen Kent reflect on the politics of ROTS at 15 years
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Star Wars author E.K. Johnston just put out her latest book on Padme, “Queens Peril” and talks politics in Star Wars on Beltway Banthas Podcast
What makes the sequel trilogy so unique, Episodes VII-IX, is that their chaotic nature almost mirrors the era we live in today.
Michael Steel has worked for the likes of Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush and John Boehner. Now he joins Beltway Banthas to talk about Star Wars, democracy and the scum & villainy of Washington.
The Force is a threat. Ashwin Verghese of the International Campaign for Tibet sees this struggle playing out between the Tibetan people and the Chinese government.
Beyond Hodge’s personal story, which is a remarkable one, Stephen Kent and Betsy Hodges trace how Star Wars explains redemption and why that matters for the world we live in.
To supplement your social distancing we have a bonus episode with Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist. Ben and Stephen review the ending of the sequel trilogy and the case for The Mandalorian as the future of Star Wars storytelling.
Characters in Star Wars: The Clone Wars have to make real hard moral choices given the constraints of their economic status, which is the making of a great Beltway Banthas episode.
Gene Park may have been the very first Star Wars fan to buy a ticket for Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It’s true! In this special Bantha interview, Washington Post gaming reporter Gene Park talks about his Star Wars fandom and how storytelling methods from video games have crept in and out of blockbuster films
Maggie and Stephen discuss the principles of Star Wars that improve American politics and life. “Hope” and “Redemption” is what we get into and it’s one of the best conversations yet on Beltway Banthas
Buzzfeed’s Ryan Broderick wrote The “Star Wars” Misinformation Hell Is The New Future Of Everything” and he couldn’t be more right.
Stephen is joined by friends of the show to look at how The Rise of Skywalker does as a conclusion to STAR WARS, the good, the great, the bad and the ugly.
The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters this week! To discuss the hype and stakes for the film, comedian and baritone geek Andrew Heaton joins Beltway Banthas. We get into the return of Emperor Palpatine, Rey, fanboys vs The Last Jedi and Heaton’s recent interview of Jonathan Last, who notoriously penned “The Case For Empire” in the Weekly Standard