The Secrets of Star Wars

The Secrets of Star Wars is a fan podcast all about everything to do with Star Wars, including all of the movies, TV shows, streaming series, books, comic books, fan culture and more. The show looks at both the new creations as they are released as well as the existing library of Star Wars, going beyond the surface to look at the deeper layers and themes, while never forgetting how cool lightsabers are. Join your host Fr. Andrew “Father Fett” Kinstetter as well as Mike Creavey, Andrew Hermiz, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Angela Sealana for a weekly celebration of all things Star Wars.

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Recent Episodes

The Top Ten Star Wars Characters - Did your favorites make our Top 10 Star Wars Characters list? Join Mike Creavey, Angela Sealana & Thomas Salerno as they create their list in real-time with some surprising inclusions and omissions as well as some honorable mentions.
The Bad Batch – Ep. 47: The Cavalry Has Arrived - The end! Thomas Salerno, Jon Koral, and Kathryn Laffrey discuss the series finale of the Bad Batch. Did it live up to expectations? What about loose. threads? They also discuss Hunter's fatherly role, Crosshair's redemption, and Omega's maturity.
The Bad Batch – Ep. 46: Flash Strike - The penultimate episode! Thomas Salerno, Kathryn Laffrey, and Jon Koral discuss this Bad Batch story setting the stage for the finale, including the hanging threads; the evolution of Echo; and questions about Emerie's and Crosshair's loyalty.
The Bad Batch – Ep. 45: Into the Breach - Nearing the end. Robert King, Thomas Salerno, and Jon Koral discuss the ante-penultimate episode of The Bad Batch and discuss the child-warrior Omega, loss of innocence, and the complexity of her role in the story; possible redemption for villains; and the ethical complexity of Star Wars.
The Bad Batch – Ep. 44: Juggernaut - Juggernaut! Robert King, Thomas Salerno, and Ryan Nafziger discuss this action-packed episode, the return of the Batch to warrior form; Omega's heroic sacrifice and her moral calculus; Emerie's moral struggle; and the return of Rampart.