Book Wars Pod, Episode 38: Brendol the Weird Step-dad


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We’re continuing our journey through Delilah S. Dawson’s PHASMA this week! Join us as we discuss how this book shows us a side of the galaxy we’ve never seen before, the “humanity” of droids, and how much we understand so far of who Phasma really is.

This podcast covers chapters 14-22 of PHASMA and is NOT spoiler-free!

Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and video games. Check out our guide to past episodes, and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you cast your pods. You can also subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed on iTunes or Google Play for more great shows from our podcast network.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for episode updates! Hosted by Kristen Sereci, Chris Sedor, and Kate Sedor. Art by Joe Butera. Music by Podington Bear.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Patreon!

Book Wars Pod, Episode 37: One-Sleeved Crop Top


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This week, we’re starting PHASMA by Delilah S. Dawson, the origin story of the First Order’s most feared — and most mysterious — soldier. Join us as we discuss Parnassos, a world unlike any other in the current Star Wars canon; hope and the First Order; and how, right off the bat, the writing itself is different from the canon novels we’ve discussed before.

Also, Kate mixed up Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights in this episode; she meant the latter. Bronte sisters confusion.

This podcast covers chapters 1-13 of PHASMA and is NOT spoiler-free!

Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and video games. Check out our guide to past episodes, and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you cast your pods. You can also subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed on iTunes or Google Play for more great shows from our podcast network.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for episode updates! Hosted by Kristen Sereci, Chris Sedor, and Kate Sedor. Art by Joe Butera. Music by Podington Bear.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Patreon!

Book Wars Pod, Bonus Episode 5: It’s the Navy! In Space!


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In this very special not-so-mini-episode, we’re welcoming our first scheduled guest to the podcast! Poppy Ashwright is a YA enthusiast and the co-host of The Parabatai Pod, a weekly podcast about Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters universe. She’s here to talk with us about the YA landscape, why YA matters, and how YA might change the world. Also, LOST STARS by Claudia Gray was Poppy’s first foray into the Star Wars extended universe, so you should throw all your book suggestions at her!

This podcast is NOT spoiler-free and mentions plot points from LOST STARS by Claudia Gray (which we discussed in our episodes 33-36).

Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and video games. Check out our guide to past episodes, and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you cast your pods. You can also subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed on iTunes or Google Play for more great shows from our podcast network.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for episode updates! Hosted by Kristen Sereci, Chris Sedor, and Kate Sedor. Art by Joe Butera. Music by Podington Bear.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Patreon!

Book Wars Pod, Episode 36: Heart-Eyes Cannon Fodder


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This week, we’re wrapping up LOST STARS by Claudia Gray! We’re discussing how the Force is present in a novel that mostly skirts around Force-users and fun, less-obvious Easter eggs we found. Plus a whole lot of nerding out about writing: pacing, writing style, and why verbs are good.

This podcast is NOT spoiler-free, and includes plot points from:

  • BLOODLINE by Claudia Gray (which we discussed in our episodes 4-8)
  • Star Wars: Rebels
  • The Last Jedi (which we discussed in our third and fourth mini-episodes)
  • THRAWN by Timothy Zahn (which we discussed in our episodes 10-14)

Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and video games. Check out our guide to past episodes, and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you cast your pods. You can also subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed on iTunes or Google Play for more great shows from our podcast network.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for episode updates! Hosted by Kristen Sereci, Chris Sedor, and Kate Sedor. Art by Joe Butera. Music by Podington Bear.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Patreon!

Book Wars Pod, Episode 35: Whose Chicken Is This?


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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 NOT spoiler-free, and includes plot points from:

  • BLOODLINE by Claudia Gray (which we discussed in our episodes 4-8)
  • STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD by Christie Golden (which we discussed in our episodes 20-23)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s single-player campaign
  • Star Wars: Rebels

Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and video games. Check out our guide to past episodes, and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you cast your pods. You can also subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed on iTunes or Google Play for more great shows from our podcast network.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for episode updates! Hosted by Kristen Sereci, Chris Sedor, and Kate Sedor. Art by Joe Butera. Music by Podington Bear.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Patreon!

Book Wars Pod, Episode 34: Stirring His Jedi Soup


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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 between the characterizations of Thane Kyrell and Kanan Jarrus, and how Ciena’s morals bump up against the Empire’s goals.

This podcast is NOT spoiler-free, and mentions plot points from:

  • STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD by Christie Golden (which we discussed on our episodes 20-23)
  • FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW (specifically the stories we discussed on our episode 30)
  • BLOODLINE by Claudia Gray (which we discussed on our episodes 4-8)
  • A NEW DAWN by John Jackson Miller (which we discussed on our episodes 15-18)
  • Star Wars: Rebels (season 1)

Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and video games. Check out our guide to past episodes, and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you cast your pods. You can also subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed on iTunes or Google Play for more great shows from our podcast network.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for episode updates! Hosted by Kristen Sereci, Chris Sedor, and Kate Sedor. Art by Joe Butera. Music by Podington Bear.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Patreon!

Book Wars Pod, Bonus Episode 4: Welcome To: “I Hate Myself; I’m Living on an Island”


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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: Princess of Alderaan this year? And of course, what books do we want for 2018?!

This podcast is NOT spoiler free, and includes plot points from Star Wars: Rebels and FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW, which we discussed in our episodes 28-32.

Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and video games. Check out our guide to past episodes, and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you cast your pods. You can also subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed on iTunes or Google Play for more great shows from our podcast network.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for episode updates! Hosted by Kristen Sereci, Chris Sedor, and Kate Sedor. Art by Joe Butera. Music by Podington Bear.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Patreon!

Book Wars Pod, Episode 33: A Group of Especial Assh*les


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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 totalitarian government, and the morality of superweapons.

This podcast is NOT spoiler-free, and includes references to:

  • STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD by Christie Golden (which we discussed in our episodes 20-23)
  • THRAWN by Timothy Zahn (which we discussed in our episodes 10-14)
  • REBEL RISING by Beth Revis (which we discussed in our episodes 1-3)
  • FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW (which we discussed in our episodes 28-32)
  • Saw Gerrera and his appearances in Star Wars: Rebels (which we discussed in our second mini-episode)

Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and video games. Check out our guide to past episodes, and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you cast your pods. You can also subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed on iTunes or Google Play for more great shows from our podcast network.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for episode updates! Hosted by Kristen Sereci, Chris Sedor, and Kate Sedor. Art by Joe Butera. Music by Podington Bear.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Patreon!

Book Wars Pod, Bonus Episode 3: Weird Force Sh*t(TM)


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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 did we like? What didn’t we like? How hard to we try to avoid wading into fandom controversies?! Find out in this special episode.

We also discuss The Last Jedi‘s Unexpected Star Wars Story Structure,” a post from FANgirl Blog (not Rebel Grrrl, as Kate erroneously states on the pod — we’re sorry for this error!).

This podcast is NOT spoiler free!

Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and video games. Check out our guide to past episodes, and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you cast your pods. You can also subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed on iTunes or Google Play for more great shows from our podcast network.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for episode updates! Hosted by Kristen Sereci, Chris Sedor, and Kate Sedor. Art by Joe Butera. Music by Podington Bear.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Patreon!

Book Wars Pod, Episode 32: TK-421’s Medium Gross Sexual Man Toy


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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, and how the book opens new paths for storytelling in Star Wars. Also, in case you couldn’t tell by the episode title, we are significantly more punchy than usual.

This podcast is NOT spoiler-free, and mentions plot points from BLOODLINE by Claudia Gray (which we discussed in our episodes 4-8).

Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and video games. Check out our guide to past episodes, and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you cast your pods. You can also subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed on iTunes or Google Play for more great shows from our podcast network.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for episode updates! Hosted by Kristen Sereci, Chris Sedor, and Kate Sedor. Art by Joe Butera. Music by Podington Bear.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Patreon!