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 Mandalore Episodes: Seeing the Humanity in Our Enemies - Continuing their look at Mandalorian culture in The Clone Wars, Fr. Andrew, Thomas, and Mike discuss how season 3, ep. 10 and season 4, ep. 14 humanize the Separatists and how in our lives too, seeing the human in our "enemies" is crucial to the Christian life. Plus the nature and history of Death Watch.
The Mandalore Episodes: Greed and Political Corruption - Continuing their dive into Mandalorian culture found in the Clone Wars, Fr. Andrew, Mike, and Andrew H. look at two season 3 episodes. While politics in Star Wars sometimes gets bad rap, these episodes are successful in showing the effects of corruption and greed even in a galaxy close to home.
Pacifism and Vocation in The Clone Wars - The Darksaber, Death Watch, pacifism, and vocation in the Mandalore episodes of Clone Wars are the topic this time as Fr. Andrew, Thomas, and Angela begin their deeper exploration of themes touched on by The Mandalorian and found in other Star Wars productions.
The Mandalorian, Ch. 8: Redemption - The season finale of The Mandalorian finds Fr. Andrew, Andrew H., Thomas, Angela, and Mike talking about redemption for the characters, Din's mysterious Mandalorian past; and the shocking final reveal that raises many questions and sets up season 2.
Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker - Fr. Andrew, Andrew H., Thomas, Angela, and Mike all share their experience of seeing Episode IX and discuss the universal themes of family, friendship, good, evil, sacrifice, and redemption that are present in all Star Wars movies, but in a particular way in the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga.