Book Wars Pod, Episode 31: He Also Blew Up Alderaan


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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 happened if Yoda had trained Leia instead of Luke? How have more recent Star Wars stories, including “Contingency Plan” by Alexander Freed, fleshed out Mon Mothma’s character? In what ways does “Whills” play with our conceptions of canon? All this and more in our latest episode!

This podcast is NOT spoiler-free, and mentions plot points from Star Wars: Rebels and 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!

Book Wars Pod, Bonus Episode 2: Can’t Even Fridge Right


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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 his character, especially in light of real-world activist movements? Have we been fair to him on the pod? Find out in this special episode!

This episode was inspired by Beltway Banthas’ recent interview with Annalise Ophelian, the director of Looking for Leia, a documentary film that examines the popularity of Star Wars through the perspective of fangirls.

We also have an update on the DisruptJ20 defendants we mention in this episode.

This podcast is NOT spoiler-free, and in this episode, we discuss pretty much every piece of media Saw Gerrera has appeared in, including:

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (episodes 5.2-5.5)
  • Star Wars: Rebels (episodes 3.12 and 3.13, and episodes 4.3 and 4.4)
  • Rogue One
  • Rebel Rising by Beth Revis (see our episodes 1-3 for our discussion)
  • STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD by Christie Golden (see our episodes 20-23 for our discussion)

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 30: Speaking of Queer


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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 information we learn about Imperials, characters we already know and love, and the weird side of the Force. Also, we recorded this the day before The Last Jedi premiered, so we’re extra punchy.

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 29: So Much Sand


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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 and villainy? What does the book teach us about the meaning of “canon” in the Star Wars universe? Will Kristen ever get her Hondo moment?! All this and more in this week’s episode!

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 28: Beat That Dead Bantha


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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: Why short stories? Whose tales did A New Hope leave behind? What would have happened if Qui-Gon had lived?!

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 27: I Still Don’t Have My Power Converters


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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 and relationships between characters old and new, particularly Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Doctor Aphra, and, of course, Darth Vader.

This podcast is NOT spoiler-free and discusses plot points from “The Holocron Heist” arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (episodes 2.1-2.3).

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 26: There’s Also No Space Europe


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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.

We also discuss the following extra-credit reading:

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 25: 50 Shades of Gray Jedi


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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 characters we love?!

This podcast is NOT spoiler-free, and mentions plot points from episode 5.16 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, “The Lawless.”

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 1: Tricking My Wife into Being Friends with Me


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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 lot)? Listen and find out!

Thank you to the following wonderful folks who sent in questions on Twitter: @sixmoments, @AvengerAtHeart, @shannonjoy26, @tauntaun_dude, @celestialintent, and @averyktano.

This podcast is NOT spoiler-free and includes fan speculation and theories for Star Wars: Rebels and The Last Jedi.

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 24: That Person Got Captured; OK, They’re Dead


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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 of farmers.

This podcast is NOT spoiler free, and also mentions plot points from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the Kanan comics (which we discussed in episode 19!).

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!