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Another Star Wars podcast! From New Orleans!

Another Star Wars podcast! From New Orleans!

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Another Star Wars podcast! From New Orleans!

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Episodes

What are the best space battles in Star Wars?

6/9/2021
It's the 79th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- debate the best space battles in the history of Star Wars. Each host names his top three, and while there's some agreement on a couple of battles in particular, a few more debatable choices make their lists. Does any space battle outside of the Skywalker saga make the cumulative list? Is it problematic that most of the best...

Duration:01:14:42

'The Bad Batch,' the military, and what we can learn from both

5/26/2021
Welcome to the 78th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- welcome back special guest Ryan Clark of the 501st to talk about "The Bad Batch" and its relationship to the military. As a veteran of the Navy and Marines, Ryan helps the group dive into some of the nuance of military life and how on-target (or off-target) some of the depictions here are. What kind of implications...

Duration:01:04:58

Live movie discussion: 'Attack of the Clones'

5/18/2021
On the 77th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- provide a brand new commentary track for "Attack of the Clones." After nearly 20 years of negative attention, it's hard not to fall into constant negativity with the film (and your hosts DEFINITELY point out some of the problem areas), but there's a ton of good stuff here too. Which scenes work the best? How did the other prequels affect...

Duration:02:16:30

A review of 'The Battle for Endor' (yes, we did that), critique for a lack of Star Wars marketing, and some 'Bad Batch' impressions

5/12/2021
For the 76th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- jump around a bit, first reviewing their recent rewatch of "The Battle for Endor," the 1985 TV movie centered around the Ewoks (and full of cheese and Wilford Brimley). PSA: It's on Disney+ if you want to experience it yourself. The group then bounces back into the present day with a critical eye turned toward the current state of Star...

Duration:00:53:56

Star Wars trivia extravaganza (and some thoughts on Disney theme parks)

5/6/2021
The WhoDatJedi podcast celebrates its 75th episode with a Star Wars trivia extravaganza! Your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- connect with fans at a special live event and test everyone's trivia knowledge. General silliness abounds. Also, the guys talk a smidge about the scant May the Fourth news of the day, mostly diving into the various pieces of Disney theme park news. Here's to another 75! Listen on Podbean,...

Duration:00:59:53

Just can't get New Orleans (or Falcon and Winter Soldier) off our minds

4/28/2021
On this, the 74th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- catch up on some Star Wars news ... and find it all oddly New Orleans-centered this week. Then they review "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," the just completed Marvel series on Disney+. Spoiler alert: impressions were good. Also of special note: an in-person trivia event at Zony Mash for May the Fourth and Give Nola Day. Free...

Duration:01:09:04

Everything you ever (and never) wanted to learn about Boba Fett

4/21/2021
On the 73rd episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- go deep into the lore of Boba Fett to attempt to get a better understanding of the character. Do you know the roots of the character? (Pro tip: you can now watch his original debut on Disney+.) The group goes through his back story, covers his Legends stuff, and then talks about his future in the upcoming series "The Book of Boba Fett."...

Duration:01:07:39

Why is the 'Clone Wars' micro-series worth watching?

4/14/2021
Welcome to the 72nd episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- embrace the newest (oldest?) additions to the Disney+ library in the form of its "Vintage Collection," specifically, the group reviews the Genndy Tartakovsky "Clone Wars" micro-series. For the uninitiated, this series is different than the Dave Filoni-helmed "Clone Wars" cartoon that recently concluded in 2020. Taking...

Duration:01:07:30

Was the 'Justice League' 4-hour Snyder cut worth all the trouble?

4/7/2021
For the 71st episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- talk all things "Justice League" to celebrate the release of the "Snyder Cut." After a bit of MCU talk and some hilariously inept trivia to get things started, the guys really dive into how this experiment came into being, whether it ultimately succeeds as a movie, and whether some of that may not even matter. Does a movie have to be...

Duration:01:45:07

Obi-Wan, Bad Batch, casting rumors ... and talking about the Ewok movies

3/31/2021
On this, the 70th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- take stock of the current Star Wars creative universe and catch you up on all of the latest headlines. Their discussion takes some pretty fun turns, from what it's like to venture into a comic book shop these days, to what we should do with all of these casting rumors, to some unique recollections of the older Star Wars material...

Duration:01:43:49

What's so great about WandaVision, and what went wrong with the sequel trilogy?

3/10/2021
69 ... Nice! Welcome to the 69th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- go down the rabbit hole of the Star Wars sequel trilogy (Episodes 7-9) thanks to recent interviews with Rian Johnson, Kelly Marie Tran and Joonas Suotamo about the films (and in Kelly's case, the fans' reactions to those films). What went wrong? Well, on a happier note, a lot went right with the recent...

Duration:01:42:42

An interview with Ben Hart of The Star Wars Underworld podcast

3/3/2021
On the 68th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- are joined by a special guest, Ben Hart (@BenHartWithNoE), the creator and co-host of The Star Wars Underworld (@TheSWU). SWU has a huge following in the Star Wars community ... and with good reason, as the podcast has been running for over a decade now. Ben talks to the group about what went into the development of the website/podcast,...

Duration:01:30:19

What are the "Greatest Moments" in Star Wars?

2/24/2021
Welcome to the 67th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- have a little fun with a feature that ran in a special Star Wars edition of Time Magazine (reissue, but on news stands now!) and name their "Greatest Star Wars Moments." Where did the Time feature come up short? Did Aaron begrudgingly give the prequels their due? Was Dave able to narrow his list down to a manageable...

Duration:01:34:39

Gina Carano's firing: Ignorance is bliss, but we ain’t ignorant

2/18/2021
Buckle up! For the 66th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- tackle the controversy surrounding Gina Carano's firing from "The Mandalorian." For longtime listeners of the show, there should be little surprise that the group condemns hate speech and therefore falls into a stance of supporting Disney's decision to part ways with the actress. But the situation does spark a ton of...

Duration:01:47:50

What is going on in WandaVision? Let's discuss!

2/10/2021
On this, the 65th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- briefly talk a little Star Wars news before switching gears entirely and dive into the Disney+ series "WandaVision," the MCU's first big attempt at pulling its movie characters over to the small screen. They look at the big picture, trying to decipher what kind of far-reaching effects the show might have on the MCU (as well as how...

Duration:01:40:00

Here's your ultimate Star Wars reading list

2/3/2021
Welcome to the 64th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! Your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- are joined by returning guest (and Legends super fan) Michelle Hunter of the Times-Picayune (@MichelleHunter) to talk about Star Wars books! The group lists their favorite books set in the universe Far, Far Away, and each person gives their reasoning behind each recommendation. Whether you've been a long-time voracious reader...

Duration:01:26:23

Evaluating the best and worst lightsaber battles in Star Wars

1/27/2021
On the 63rd episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- debate the best lightsaber fights in the entirety of the Star Wars universe put to film. The saga movies obviously figure heavily, but the duels and conflicts from the animated universe also make an appearance. The flip side of that coin is the lightsaber action that just didn't quite hit par. What is the greatest duel in Star Wars...

Duration:01:37:15

Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus changing things up for 2021

1/22/2021
Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus overlord Aryanna Gamble returns to the show to join your regular hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- on this 62nd episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast. Topics covered include why the krewe seems to fit the spirit of both Mardi Gras and nerd fandom so well, how it's grown so large, and of course, the story of Peter Mayhew's sock. Perhaps most importantly, the group discusses how Chewbacchus is...

Duration:00:49:03

Live movie discussion: 'The Phantom Menace'

1/20/2021
For the 61st episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- provide a brand new commentary track, this time for "The Phantom Menace." It's a fun conversation, covering the problems with the movie and the mixed reaction it has experienced, but also leaning into the positive traits the movie has ... and some of the how of why the movie is the way it is. What's the real meaning of the title "The...

Duration:02:19:09

The Mandalorian Season 2 Review: It's got the goods

1/13/2021
The WhoDatJedi podcast celebrates its 60th episode by reviewing the entirety of Season 2 of "The Mandalorian," the live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. Your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- reveal their favorite episodes, the episodes that really stood out as being special, and the ones that ... just didn't work quite as well. They also get into the questions of how well the season worked as one cohesive story, and...

Duration:01:41:11