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Who are we? Just your friendly neighborhood Jedi Masters, pondering the deep meanings and intricate workings of Star Wars. From esoteric notes of the Force, hints of politics, conflict glimpsed on the margins of the larger story, to a few of the sillier questions you're afraid to ask, we're discussing it all.

Who are we? Just your friendly neighborhood Jedi Masters, pondering the deep meanings and intricate workings of Star Wars. From esoteric notes of the Force, hints of politics, conflict glimpsed on the margins of the larger story, to a few of the sillier questions you're afraid to ask, we're discussing it all.
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Who are we? Just your friendly neighborhood Jedi Masters, pondering the deep meanings and intricate workings of Star Wars. From esoteric notes of the Force, hints of politics, conflict glimpsed on the margins of the larger story, to a few of the sillier questions you're afraid to ask, we're discussing it all.

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Issue 183: Faith of the Force

10/15/2019
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Faith of the Force. Continuing on a thread spurred from last week’s episode, John and Matt explore the role of faith in the destiny of the Star Wars galaxy. From its impact on the lives of the Jedi to the formative lesson about its importance at the core of the saga, they examine it as only they can. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe...

Duration:00:32:10

Issue 182: Power of the Force

10/8/2019
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Power of the Force. As fans eagerly anticipate The Rise of Skywalker, Chris Terrio, who helped JJ Abrams write the film, has teased one of the questions that they contemplated while constructing the story and it's this; "How strong is the Force?". This week John and Matt dive into this question and see where it takes us in the Star Wars universe. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email:...

Duration:00:34:42

Issue 181: Henry Gilroy: The Ryloth Arc

10/1/2019
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Henry Gilroy: The Ryloth Arc. Writer/producer Henry Gilroy of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels joins John and Matt to discuss the final arc of the first season of The Clone Wars. He shares insights and stories on character and story origins, never-before-heard anecdotes from behind the scenes, and news about his upcoming Netflix project. an animated adaptation of Magic: The Gathering! Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter:...

Duration:01:13:47

Issue 180: Nic Anastassiou: The Yoda Arc

9/24/2019
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Nic Anastassiou: The Yoda Arc. Matt and John are joined by a special guest Nic Anastassiou, veteran editor on The Clone Wars series, to discuss their perspectives on the “Lost Missions” Yoda arc . Revisiting it in a new era, with The Clone Wars about to return with new stories, they discuss how the episodes stretch and reimagine what we knew about the story and the meaning of the Star Wars saga, intrinsic aspects of the storytelling, and so much more. Host John Mills and Matthew...

Duration:01:26:32

Issue 179: The Last Jedi, Revisited

9/17/2019
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The Last Jedi, Revisited. As part of their re-examination of the saga in preparation for Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Matt and John return to Ahch-To and reassess their takes on Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Did their opinions shift? Listen and find out! Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:50:08

Issue 178: Ahead of the Curve

9/10/2019
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Ahead of the Curve. Is there an intrinsic part of the Star Wars saga that makes it a more fertile ground for non-linear, non-sequential storytelling? John and Matt discuss in depth what they see as evidence that Lucas laid a framework that will make this franchise more resilient than most. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple...

Duration:00:46:22

Issue 177: Rey of Darkness, Rey of Light

9/3/2019
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Rey of Darkness, Rey of Light. John and Matt peel the onion of the latest revealed footage from Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, which teases an image of a Dark Rey with a double-bladed red lightsaber. They explore the likelihood of a dark fate for Rey, and along the way share some passing thoughts on Kenobi’s upcoming series and The Mandalorian’s first official trailer. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration:00:40:39

Issue 176: Book Club: The Shattered Peace

8/27/2019
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Book Club: The Shattered Peace. Matt and John continue their Jedi Book Club with the 10th story in the Jedi Apprentice series. “The Shattered Peace,” by Jude Watson, features new planets and cultures, and questions of moving forward from the past. Join the Jedi Masters as they examine the story, themes, and execution on this “Legends” tale. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email:...

Duration:00:42:21

Issue 175: All About the Aliens

8/20/2019
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All About the Aliens. Star Wars is known for a lot of great elements, and aliens are one of the most visible highlights. Matt and John shine a light on what the aliens in the saga have said about humanity and to humanity, and how their cultures have come into even greater focus with the television series. They also discuss their hopes for the possibilities to explore even more alien cultures in future series. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter:...

Duration:00:37:13

Issue 174: The Possession Question

8/13/2019
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The Possession Question. John and Matt explore an idea that may explain a lot about the Sequel Trilogy and Ben Solo in specific. Or it may not, but either way it leads to an interesting discussion about the possible avenues of story for the end of the Skywalker Saga. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:35:41

Issue 173: The Unknown Regions

8/7/2019
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The Unknown Regions. Matt and John explore the Star Wars galaxy’s Unknown Regions, a place that franchise authors have explored for years, and now are re-exploring. Even Disney’s parks are starting to look in that direction with Galaxy’s Edge and other materials. Does it mean this is the great new frontier for Star Wars shows and movies going forward, or just a way to sell tie-in materials? Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration:00:34:08

Issue 172: Who's Your Master?

7/30/2019
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Who's Your Master? John and Matt discuss and debate the role of the Master in Jedi formation, what sort of Master is best for a Jedi, and examples of those who have helped define not what a Jedi Master was, but what they should be. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:33:14

Issue 171: Attack of the Surprises

7/23/2019
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Attack of the Surprises. Matt and John revisit Attack of the Clones and share what they thought were the most surprising moments in Star Wars Episode II. From Fetts to finales, genre influences to Dooku, find out what caught the Masters off guard in 2002. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:45:24

Issue 170: Time and Space in Star Wars

7/16/2019
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Time and Space in Star Wars. John and Matt celebrate another turning of the Galactic Core for Jedi Master Rushing, as they explore what time, space, and experience mean for a galaxy far, far away. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:38:39

Issue 169: Last Jedi Score

7/2/2019
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Last Jedi Score. Matt and John complete their journey through the Star Wars scores with the last stop on the journey to The Rise of Skywalker: John Williams’ score for The Last Jedi. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:33:31

Issue 168: #Bendemption

6/25/2019
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#Bendemption John and Matt address a hot topic that's fueling a lot of speculation about the plot of Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. They debate the odds of the possible redemption of Ben Solo/Kylo Ren, known online as #Bendemption, what it means to the larger story, and whether it's as satisfying an ending as Star Wars fans might hope. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook:...

Duration:00:34:27

Issue 167: Galactic Rock

6/18/2019
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Galactic Rock. Matt and John explore the soundscape of a galaxy far, far away as established not by the stellar scores and use of leitmotif, but by the in-universe music of Jabba's palace, podracing arenas, Takodana castles, and Zeb's chill time. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:40:06

Issue 166: Book Club: The Fight for Truth

6/11/2019
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Book Club: The Fight for Truth. John and Matt return to the Jedi Book Club to revisit Jude Watson's Jedi Apprentice: Book 9: The Fight for Truth. They discover the enduring lessons, the shift in regard for the Jedi way across different eras, and what the work says about Star Wars stories speaking to universal themes across generations. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email:...

Duration:00:45:05

Issue 165: Holo Transmissions

6/4/2019
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Holo Transmissions. Matt and John fulfill a long-standing promise to talk about some communications they've received from across the galaxy, spurring some interesting discussions about Star Wars questions and observations having to do with Rey, lineage, Skywalkers, titles, and a few surprising twists and turns. Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email:...

Duration:00:46:51

Issue 164: The Phantom Menace Commentary

5/21/2019
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The Phantom Menace Commentary. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Phantom Menace, Matt and John returned to the the first Episode in a nine-part family saga to bring you a commentary track for Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Nothing was the same after we saw the beginning of it all, with a movie that challenged and expanded everything we thought we knew about the Star Wars galaxy. What was Lucas trying to say with his first foray back to that galaxy far, far away? How did...

Duration:02:19:57