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This week on the pod, special guest @celestialintent returns to wrap up Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova. We talk about whether this book makes us want to go to Galaxy’s Edge IRL, the book’s connection to the films, and Córdova’s writing. We also bring back our (accidentally forgotten) Easter eggs […]…
 
This week on the pod, special guest @RanaLaPine joins us to finally wrap up our discussion of Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse. We talk about how this book does (and mostly doesn’t) tie into The Rise of Skywalker, a set of functional parents (?! in MY Star Wars?), third party actors throughout the universe, and why […]…
 
This week on the pod, @celestialintent returns to discuss the second half of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova (chapter 12 – end). We talk about the suspicious lack of the First Order, the rarity and beauty of telling a smaller story in the Star Wars universe, and ~teenage romance~. […]…
 
This week on the pod, @celestialintent joins us in our first discussion of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova (start – chapter 11). We talk about who’s returning (and who’s new), life under the First Order, and plans gone awry. Adriana will join us throughout our reading, so stay tuned! If you […]…
 
Download This week we continue our discussion on Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse (chapters 22-end). We discuss how Finn and Poe are definitely not, not at all, totally a couple, leaders who are so bad at their jobs that BOTH their underlings defect, and self-sacrifice running rampant in the franchise. If you have the means and […]…
 
Download This week we continue our discussion on Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse (chapters 10-21). We talk about the drag-alongs our rag tag team from last week was able to drum up, the Resistance’s various teams’ inability to follow directions while on assignment, and our old friend, Ransolm Casterfo. If you have the means and are […]…
 
Download This week we start Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse. We talk about the book as a tie-in to other media (and whether it feels like a tie-in), what redemption might look like for some returning characters, some old friends being dragged back into war, and, of course, Leia. During this episode, we reference the following […]…
 
Download This week we finally read Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson. We talk at length, with special quests Meg (@jane_anon) and Rob (@SmoothLikeMayo) about the problematic plot and writing of this book, and beg LFL and Del Rey to do better. We also mention this tweet thread from friend of the Pod […]…
 
Download This week we continue our discussion of Alphabet Squadron, by Alexander Freed (chapter 15 through the end of the book). We talk about how the merry band of misfits accidentally stumbles into not killing everyone, and the evolving mindsets of both the Republic pilots and the Imperial ones. For a list of black-owned bookstores […]…
 
Download This week we continue our discussion of Alphabet Squadron, by Alexander Freed (chapters 10 through 14). We discuss Hera’s penchant for bringing trash people together and making them useful, Yrica’s inability to bond with her team, and the lack of a moral code in the New Republic. Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars […]…
 
Download This week we continue our discussion of Alphabet Squadron, by Alexander Freed (chapters 6 through 9). We talk about the impact being in a war zone can have on your friend group, the birth of the book’s namesake squadron, and HERA MOTHERF*CKIN’ SYNDULLA. Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s […]…
 
Download The hosts take time to discuss the protests around the country in response to the murder of George Floyd, police brutality, and how (and why) it matters for EVERYONE, in fandom and out. Resources for those who want to learn more: Places to donate: – https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ – Minnesota Freedom Fund – https://www.joincampaignzero…
 
Download This week we’re starting our discussion of Alphabet Squadron, by Alexander Freed (the start of the book through chapter 5). We meet our merry band of misanthropes, try to pin down what’s happening in the different timelines, and figure out where in the galaxy it’s all going down. We also talk about the trauma […]…
 
Download This week we’re wrapping up our discussion of TARKIN by James Luceno. We talk about the progression of the Empire, from Order 66 and CATALYST through the OT era, as well as ask the question: does anyone actually respect Darth Vader? (Spoilers: other than Tarkin, no). Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe […]…
 
Download This week we’re finishing up the reading for TARKIN by James Luceno. We cover the different loyalties and motivations of the beings that make up the Empire, how Tarkin is Smart (TM), and what that little rascal Palpatine’s end-game might be. Now, ONTO THE WRAP! Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through […]…
 
Download TSR returns with the hosts newly christened parents amidst a pandemic, but that’s okay because it’s time to finally talk about The Mandalorian! TSR is the flagship show of the Tosche Station Network. If you like what you hear, subscribe and leave a review on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. For more great shows […]…
 
Download This week we’re starting our discussion on TARKIN by James Luceno and talking about everyone’s favorite topic – bureaucrats! Also, thinking about Vader and whether he has any friends, and how the Emperor treats his lackeys. Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and…
 
Download Chris and Kate and joined again by Jaclyn (@jbandos) in part 2 of our conversation on JEDI: FALLEN ORDER. We share some more overall thoughts on the game, likes and dislikes, and what we’d like to see out of a sequel. Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: […]…
 
Download Chris and Kate and joined by Jaclyn (@jbandos) to talk JEDI: FALLEN ORDER. In the first half of our two-part conversation, we discuss the pained and cut-short relationship between Cere and Trilla, as well as wax poetic about how great of a character Merrin is. Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through […]…
 
Download This week we’re wrapping up our discussion on MYTHS & FABLES by George Mann, discussing “Gaze of Stone” and how middle-grade fiction might be the perfect format to learn more about Weird Force Sh!t. We end with some general thoughts on the book, as well as a criticism on the lack of representation and […]…
 
Download This week we’re talking about MYTHS & FABLES by George Mann, discussing the canon implication of these myths, how seriously we should take them, and how “The Wanderer” might give clues as to what to expect from the Jedi in THE HIGH REPUBLIC project. Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the […]…
 
Download We’re back for your quarantine listening pleasure! Miranda and Chris discuss VADER IMMORTAL: EPISODE II and talk about how Vader’s plans, as always, make no sense. We also discuss whether this episode makes full use of the Oculus Quest’s VR technology, and what we want to see from EPISODE III. Book Wars Pod explores […]…
 
Download Hosts Bria, Rocky, and Megan bid farewell on this final installment of The Vongcast. Thanks to all who have listened! You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords, Rocky with @ladydarthcaedus, and Bria with @chaosbria. This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Patreon! If you like what you hear, you …
 
Download We’re continuing our discussion on season 1 of THE MANDALORIAN – where do we want the show to go from here? What does it change about what we know and don’t know about Mandalore, the Darksaber, and Bo-Katan Kryze? Tune in as we look at where Din, Baby Yoda, Cara, and co. fit into […]By Tosche Station Megafeed – Tosche Station
 
Download We’re taking another break from the books to talk about season 1 of THE MANDALORIAN! What did we like? What directors do we want to see return next season? Where art thou Baby Yoda?! This episode covers our initial reactions and listener questions – be sure to tune in to our next episode to […]…
 
Download This week we’re wrapping up our discussion of Timothy Zahn’s THRAWN: TREASON and talking all about the Chiss Ascendancy. What do we still want to know about them, and what are we hoping to see in the upcoming THRAWN ASCENDANCY: CHAOS RISING? Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen […]…
 
Download This week we’re finishing our read of Timothy Zahn’s THRAWN: TREASON (ch. 17 through the end of the book), discussing loyalty in the Empire again and the fact that Thrawn is still smarter than you. Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s non-screen media: the canon novels, comics, and video […]…
 
Download All hands, tentacles, and claws on deck! The Vongcast is back with their next episode as Rocky, Megan, and Bria discuss the Invasion comics by Tom Taylor. You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords, Rocky with @ladydarthcaedus, and Bria with @chaosbria. This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Pat…
 
Download It’s part three of our The Rise of Skywalker reactions! Now that we’ve spent some time unpacking what we thought of the film, we turn to the story, how it affects the universe we already know, and what we want to see going forward in the galaxy far, far away. Book Wars Pod explores the […]By Tosche Station Megafeed – Tosche Station
 
Download It’s part two of our The Rise of Skywalker reaction! We talk about some of our reactions to the plot of the film, the pacing, and smaller issues we had with it. Please note that this episode is an unfiltered, relatively negative take on the film – we’ll be back to our larger, objective, […]By Tosche Station Megafeed – Tosche Station
 
Download It’s part one of our massive three-part reaction series to The Rise of Skywalker! Our hosts (including Kate, back from the dead, it’s a miracle) share their reactions to the film as a whole and dive into some issues they had with characterizations. We also discuss @spacejessss’s SWRepMatters article on the sidelining of Rose Tico: […]…
 
Download This week we’re continuing our read of Timothy Zahn’s THRAWN: TREASON, talking about the Grysks and the threat they post to the Empire (and why no one seems to care, besides Thrawn). We also dig deeper into loyalty and treason in a divided Empire, and how stupid Ronan’s cape looks. Book Wars Pod explores […]…
 
Download We’re starting our read of Timothy Zahn’s THRAWN: TREASON with Stardust vs. TIE Defenders, who’s actually treasonous, capes, and the Chiss Ascendency. 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 iTun…
 
Download We’re wrapping up E.K. Johnston’s QUEEN’S SHADOW: discussing Padmé’s loyalty to a corrupted institution, and answering listener questions. 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,…
 
Download All hands, tentacles, and claws on deck! The Vongcast is back with their next episode as Rocky, Megan, and Bria discuss Mercy Kill, the final Star Wars novel by the late, great, illustrious pun master Aaron Allston. You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords, Rocky with @ladydarthcaedus, and Bria with @chaosbria. This p…
 
Download We’re continuing E.K. Johnston’s QUEEN’S SHADOW, and noting how the shadow of the Clone Wars are already gathering five years before the fighting starts. But that’s not the only war on our minds: what if Padme had lived to found the Rebellion? This podcast is NOT spoiler-free. Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars […]…
 
Download This week on TSR the hosts are joined by Bria to review Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse. This episode does feature in-depth discussion and spoilers! TSR is the flagship show of the Tosche Station Network. If you like what you hear, subscribe and leave a review on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. For more […]…
 
Download We’re starting our read of E.K. Johnston’s QUEEN’S SHADOW, talking about diplomacy and what makes Padmé and her handmaidens so compelling after all these years. Were they the heroes Star Wars needed this whole time, not the Jedi? This podcast is NOT spoiler-free. Book Wars Pod explores the Star Wars universe through the franchise’s […]…
 
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