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 Lightsaber Duels - What are the best lightsaber duels in Star Wars? Robert King, Patrick Mason, and Ryan Nafziger debate the top 10, analyzing emotional depth, choreography, and narrative impact acknowledging their personal and culture significance.
The Force and Spirituality: Disciplines of the Force - Continuing our series on the Force and spirituality, Robert King, Thomas Salerno, and Patrick Mason focus on Jedi disciplines, including similarities to Western monasticism and samurai codes, as well as their concepts of sacrifice and war and peace.
The Force and Spirituality: Holocrons and other Relics - Deep-dive into holocrons, ancient relics, kyber crystals, and other Star Wars artifacts with Angela Sealana, Patrick Mason & Ryan Nafziger, as they discuss how the spiritual significance of objects in a Galaxy Far, Far Away has real-world connections.
The Force and Spirituality: Free Will and the W(h)ill(s) of the Force - What is the will of the Force? Robert King, Kathryn Laffrey, and Angela Sealana discuss the Force's nature, relating it to spirituality, free will, and destiny, drawing parallels between the Force and the Holy Spirit. Plus, the balance of the Force and its parallels to Christian faith.
LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales - Dive into LEGO Star Wars animated series Droid Tales, as Robert King, Kathryn Laffrey, and Thomas Salerno discuss its humor, nostalgia, and deeper emotional connections with the Star Wars universe. Explore themes of friendship, loyalty, and ethics and the character development of C3PO.