Book Wars Pod

by Chris Sedor; Kate Sedor; Kristen Sereci

Book Wars Pod
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 39
  • Last: 31 Jan 2018
Book Wars explores the Star Wars universe through its non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and video games. Expect analysis on how all of these stories add to the movies we know and love, hosted by three big Star Wars nerds.

Episodes (39)

  • Episode 35: Whose Chicken Is This?
    Episode 35: Whose Chicken Is This?
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    Published: 31 Jan 2018 Duration: 44:53
    We're reading the last chapters of LOST STARS by Claudia Gray this week, and discussing the Imperial destruction of planets, Reconstruction after the Galactic Civil War, and everyone's favorite topic, trauma in Star Wars. This podcast is NO... Read more →
    We're reading the last chapters of LOST STARS by Claudia Gray this week, and discussing the Imperial destruction of planets, Reconstruction after the Galactic Civil War, and everyone's favorite topic, trauma in Star Wars. This podcast is NO... Read more →

  • Episode 34: Stirring His Jedi Soup
    Episode 34: Stirring His Jedi Soup
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    Published: 23 Jan 2018 Duration: 41:17
    This week, we're discussing chapters 10-21 of fan-favorite LOST STARS by Claudia Gray -- starring surprise guest host @realbabybird! Join us as we talk about the strength and failure of propaganda in totalitarian governments, parallels betw... Read more →
    This week, we're discussing chapters 10-21 of fan-favorite LOST STARS by Claudia Gray -- starring surprise guest host @realbabybird! Join us as we talk about the strength and failure of propaganda in totalitarian governments, parallels betw... Read more →

  • Mini-Episode 4: Welcome To: "I Hate Myself; I'm Living on an Island"
    Mini-Episode 4: Welcome To: "I Hate Myself; I'm Living on an Island"
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    Published: 19 Jan 2018 Duration: 50:57
    In our second not-so-mini-episode on The Last Jedi, we provide our analysis of the latest Star Wars film. What does it mean for the Force to be in balance? What are we looking forward to as we finally read Phasma, Canto Bight, and Leia: Pri... Read more →
    In our second not-so-mini-episode on The Last Jedi, we provide our analysis of the latest Star Wars film. What does it mean for the Force to be in balance? What are we looking forward to as we finally read Phasma, Canto Bight, and Leia: Pri... Read more →

  • Episode 33: A Group of Especial Assh*les
    Episode 33: A Group of Especial Assh*les
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 54:40
    At long last, we're starting one of our most-anticipated books, LOST STARS by Claudia Gray! This week, we're focusing on chapters 1-9 and discussing social structures on Jeleucan and in the Star Wars universe, personal relationships under a... Read more →
    At long last, we're starting one of our most-anticipated books, LOST STARS by Claudia Gray! This week, we're focusing on chapters 1-9 and discussing social structures on Jeleucan and in the Star Wars universe, personal relationships under a... Read more →

  • Mini-Episode 3: Weird Force Sh*t(TM)
    Mini-Episode 3: Weird Force Sh*t(TM)
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    Published: 11 Jan 2018 Duration: 58:20
    In our third not-so-mini-episode, we finally share our reactions to The Last Jedi (and realize part of the way through recording that we'll have to save our analysis for a later episode, because we wound up having a lot of feelings!). What ... Read more →
    In our third not-so-mini-episode, we finally share our reactions to The Last Jedi (and realize part of the way through recording that we'll have to save our analysis for a later episode, because we wound up having a lot of feelings!). What ... Read more →

  • Episode 32: TK-421's Medium Gross Sexual Man Toy
    Episode 32: TK-421's Medium Gross Sexual Man Toy
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    Published: 9 Jan 2018 Duration: 56:43
    We're wrapping up our discussion of FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, a collection of 40 stories related to A New Hope, this week! In our new episode, we discuss a lot of Rebel pilot feels, what it's like to be on the ground during a rebellion,... Read more →
    We're wrapping up our discussion of FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, a collection of 40 stories related to A New Hope, this week! In our new episode, we discuss a lot of Rebel pilot feels, what it's like to be on the ground during a rebellion,... Read more →

  • Episode 31: He Also Blew Up Alderaan
    Episode 31: He Also Blew Up Alderaan
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    Published: 2 Jan 2018 Duration: 56:45
    This week, we're discussing the last ten stories from FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, a collection of 40 stories related to A New Hope, specifically "There Is Another" by Gary D. Schmidt through "Whills" by Tom Angleberger. What might have ha... Read more →
    This week, we're discussing the last ten stories from FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, a collection of 40 stories related to A New Hope, specifically "There Is Another" by Gary D. Schmidt through "Whills" by Tom Angleberger. What might have ha... Read more →

  • Mini-Episode 2: Can't Even Fridge Right
    Mini-Episode 2: Can't Even Fridge Right
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    Published: 29 Dec 2017 Duration: 31:04
    In our second mini-episode, we're revisiting previous conversations about Saw Gerrera, a Rebel leader whose actions are polarizing both in the Star Wars universe and outside of it. Has he been given a fair shake by those who have written hi... Read more →
    In our second mini-episode, we're revisiting previous conversations about Saw Gerrera, a Rebel leader whose actions are polarizing both in the Star Wars universe and outside of it. Has he been given a fair shake by those who have written hi... Read more →

  • Episode 30: Speaking of Queer
    Episode 30: Speaking of Queer
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    Published: 20 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:04:16
    This week, we're continuing our read of FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, a collection of 40 stories related to A New Hope, by looking at "Change of Heart" by Elizabeth Wein through "Time of Death" by Cavan Scott. We discuss what new informatio... Read more →
    This week, we're continuing our read of FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, a collection of 40 stories related to A New Hope, by looking at "Change of Heart" by Elizabeth Wein through "Time of Death" by Cavan Scott. We discuss what new informatio... Read more →

  • Episode 29: So Much Sand
    Episode 29: So Much Sand
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 52:43
    We're continuing our journey through FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, a collection of 40 stories related to A New Hope, by reading "Not for Nothing" through "An Incident Report." What do we learn about the galaxy's most infamous hive of scum a... Read more →
    We're continuing our journey through FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, a collection of 40 stories related to A New Hope, by reading "Not for Nothing" through "An Incident Report." What do we learn about the galaxy's most infamous hive of scum a... Read more →

  • Episode 28: Beat That Dead Bantha
    Episode 28: Beat That Dead Bantha
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    Published: 5 Dec 2017 Duration: 54:09
    It's Star Wars month! We're going back in time and starting FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, a collection of 40 stories related to A New Hope. This week, we discuss the first ten stories, "Raymus" through "The Luckless Rodian," as we ponder: W... Read more →
    It's Star Wars month! We're going back in time and starting FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, a collection of 40 stories related to A New Hope. This week, we discuss the first ten stories, "Raymus" through "The Luckless Rodian," as we ponder: W... Read more →

  • Episode 27: I Still Don't Have My Power Converters
    Episode 27: I Still Don't Have My Power Converters
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    Published: 28 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:12:33
    We return to the world of comics with STAR WARS: SHOWDOWN ON THE SMUGGLER'S MOON (issues 8-12) by Jason Aaron and DARTH VADER: SHADOWS AND SECRETS (issues 7-12) by Kieron Gillen. We discuss how these issues dive deeply into the histories of... Read more →
    We return to the world of comics with STAR WARS: SHOWDOWN ON THE SMUGGLER'S MOON (issues 8-12) by Jason Aaron and DARTH VADER: SHADOWS AND SECRETS (issues 7-12) by Kieron Gillen. We discuss how these issues dive deeply into the histories of... Read more →

  • Episode 26: There's Also No Space Europe
    Episode 26: There's Also No Space Europe
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    Published: 21 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:02:48
    This week, we're wrapping up our read of AHSOKA by E.K. Johnston by discussing all the important things: fridging in various media, how YA books are changing the game in publishing, and why the Bring Back The Clone Wars people need to chill... Read more →
    This week, we're wrapping up our read of AHSOKA by E.K. Johnston by discussing all the important things: fridging in various media, how YA books are changing the game in publishing, and why the Bring Back The Clone Wars people need to chill... Read more →

  • Episode 25: 50 Shades of Gray Jedi
    Episode 25: 50 Shades of Gray Jedi
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    Published: 14 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:04:09
    We're reading the second half of AHSOKA by E.K. Johnston: What does it mean to be a Force user "in the middle"? How does Ahsoka become the person she is in Star Wars: Rebels? Why do all of Anakin's messes have terrible consequences for char... Read more →
    We're reading the second half of AHSOKA by E.K. Johnston: What does it mean to be a Force user "in the middle"? How does Ahsoka become the person she is in Star Wars: Rebels? Why do all of Anakin's messes have terrible consequences for char... Read more →

  • Mini-Episode: Tricking My Wife into Being Friends with Me
    Mini-Episode: Tricking My Wife into Being Friends with Me
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    Published: 10 Nov 2017 Duration: 31:04
    In honor of Book Wars Pod's six-month anniversary, the hosts are answering questions submitted by you! What are our most-anticipated upcoming books? What are our favorite fan theories? How much do we love Hamilton (spoiler alert: a whole lo... Read more →
    In honor of Book Wars Pod's six-month anniversary, the hosts are answering questions submitted by you! What are our most-anticipated upcoming books? What are our favorite fan theories? How much do we love Hamilton (spoiler alert: a whole lo... Read more →

  • Episode 24: That Person Got Captured; OK, They're Dead
    Episode 24: That Person Got Captured; OK, They're Dead
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    Published: 7 Nov 2017 Duration: 58:40
    This week, we're starting AHSOKA by E.K. Johnston, the young adult novel about the fandom's favorite Togruta former Padawan. We discuss life after the Jedi Purge, Jedi concepts of family, and, of course, the galaxy far, far away that's full... Read more →
    This week, we're starting AHSOKA by E.K. Johnston, the young adult novel about the fandom's favorite Togruta former Padawan. We discuss life after the Jedi Purge, Jedi concepts of family, and, of course, the galaxy far, far away that's full... Read more →

  • Episode 23: Secret Spy Police
    Episode 23: Secret Spy Police
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    Published: 24 Oct 2017 Duration: 45:06
    We're wrapping up our read of STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD by Christie Golden! How does Iden Versio's version of Imperial service compare to Eli Vanto from THRAWN by Timothy Zahn (which we discussed in episodes 10-13)? What are t... Read more →
    We're wrapping up our read of STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD by Christie Golden! How does Iden Versio's version of Imperial service compare to Eli Vanto from THRAWN by Timothy Zahn (which we discussed in episodes 10-13)? What are t... Read more →

  • Episode 22: Big, Galactic Garbage Fire
    Episode 22: Big, Galactic Garbage Fire
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    Published: 17 Oct 2017 Duration: 52:48
    We're discussing the last third of Christie Golden's STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD. This week, we're asking the hard questions: Between the evilness of the Empire and the ruthlessness of the Dreamers, which side is the "right" one... Read more →
    We're discussing the last third of Christie Golden's STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD. This week, we're asking the hard questions: Between the evilness of the Empire and the ruthlessness of the Dreamers, which side is the "right" one... Read more →

  • Episode 21: Who's Racist Besides Everybody?
    Episode 21: Who's Racist Besides Everybody?
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    Published: 10 Oct 2017 Duration: 43:36
    We're continuing our journey through Christie Golden's STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD! What happens when loyalty to the Empire bumps up against family loyalty? What is it like to be something we've never seen in Star Wars--an under... Read more →
    We're continuing our journey through Christie Golden's STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD! What happens when loyalty to the Empire bumps up against family loyalty? What is it like to be something we've never seen in Star Wars--an under... Read more →

  • Episode 20: No Context Awkward
    Episode 20: No Context Awkward
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    Published: 3 Oct 2017 Duration: 40:54
    We're starting one of the most popular canon releases of 2017, STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD by Christie Golden. Meet the Empire's most elite cleanup team, find out more about life under the Emperor's totalitarian state, and delve... Read more →
    We're starting one of the most popular canon releases of 2017, STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD by Christie Golden. Meet the Empire's most elite cleanup team, find out more about life under the Emperor's totalitarian state, and delve... Read more →