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How does Andor affect others … and how do they affect him?

How does Andor affect others … and how do they affect him?

November 30, 2022

For the 138th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and Dave Gladow (@davegladow) -- discuss the finale of "Andor," the newest live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. There's a lot to love about the final episode, from how it pays off previous events, to the themes on display, to all of the little technical things. One of the bigger things to think about is how Cassian impacts the folks around him ... and vice versa. The group drills down into all of that, talks about the how this series fits into the larger universe, and speculates on the future of these characters and this story.

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Read more of Fredo's musings here.

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Leadership in ’Andor’ is taking many forms

Leadership in ’Andor’ is taking many forms

November 18, 2022

Welcome to the 137th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and Dave Gladow (@davegladow) -- talk about episodes 10 & 11 of "Andor," the newest live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. The group wonders what the special significance of all the water imagery might be, speak about character growth (pretty much seen in everyone save Cyril), discuss Cassian's leadership qualities and how they're not typical, and talk about Luthen's ability to cut at the heart of what makes the Empire what it is ... and what makes it vulnerable.

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Read more of Fredo's musings here.

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’Andor’ is both a timeless and timely story right now

’Andor’ is both a timeless and timely story right now

November 3, 2022

On the 136th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- dive into the ninth episode of "Andor," the newest live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. This episode continues its critiques of prisons, of fascism, of massive institutions, and what the human cost of those mechanisms can be. It's not a new story, but it's an important one. Do you think anyone is listening?

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The themes of power and class in ’Andor’

The themes of power and class in ’Andor’

October 28, 2022

For the 135th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- examine episodes 7 & 8 of "Andor," the newest live-action Star Wars series on Disney+ ... and find plenty of relatable themes to speak to. Most presently given recent events in the show, the group talks about power and class, and just how good a job this show does of reflecting our society's ills back at us.

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Read more of Fredo's musings here.

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’Andor’ is so stupidly good

’Andor’ is so stupidly good

October 18, 2022

On this, the 134th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- gush over "Andor," the newest live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. Specifically, the group examines the most recent episode (6), talks about what the show is doing right (basically everything) and why its audience hasn't been super big yet (people are weird). Anyway, it's time to give the series some more love.

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What actually makes ’Andor’ a series for adults?

What actually makes ’Andor’ a series for adults?

October 6, 2022

It's the 133rd episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and Dave Gladow (@davegladow) -- tackle the fourth and fifth episodes of "Andor," the newest live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. This show has been a departure from most Star Wars stories with a more adult-like sensibility. The group talks about how that is, and how one even defines such a thing. They also get into the POV of individual characters providing motivation for future actions, the trueness of the military story, and a messed up family that isn't the Skywalkers.

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’Andor’ might be the ’grown-up’ Star Wars you’ve been looking for

’Andor’ might be the ’grown-up’ Star Wars you’ve been looking for

September 28, 2022

Welcome to the 132nd episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and Dave Gladow (@davegladow) -- discuss the first, second, and third episodes of "Andor," the newest live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. The discussion centers on the aspects of the show that make it very much a part of the established universe, the parts of the show that make it very much a drastic departure, and the themes of the show that make it very much an important story to tell.

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Read more of Fredo's musings here.

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Song credit: Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz), by the Swamp Donkeys
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Is ’Andor’ going to rule?

Is ’Andor’ going to rule?

September 14, 2022

On the 131st episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- recap the latest news from D23 (including the footage from Season 3 of "The Mandalorian") -- before turning their attention to previewing the new Disney+ series "Andor," which premieres next week. The group gets you caught up on the history of the characters, where you should go to if you'd like to do any homework (beyond "Rogue One" of course), what we can possibly expect from the series, and what we can figure out from the trailers and footage we've seen. Let's get ready for "Andor!"

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Song credit: Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz), by the Swamp Donkeys
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How important are trailers in Star Wars culture?

How important are trailers in Star Wars culture?

September 9, 2022

For the 130th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- take a journey back through the history of Star Wars trailers. How have they evolved over time? How have they become more (and less) important during different eras? How critical a piece are they in the overall marketing effort? And which ones have been the most (and least) effective, and what do they share in common with other movie trailers? Let's talk trailers!

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Read more of Fredo's musings here.

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Song credit: Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz), by the Swamp Donkeys
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The most underrated things in Star Wars

The most underrated things in Star Wars

August 16, 2022

On this, the 129th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- talk a little beer to celebrate the return of Oktoberfest to store shelves, but then get down to business in naming their picks for the most underrated movies, scenes, and characters in Star Wars. Some of their picks might seems a little on the nose, but others may come out of left field. What do you think? Did they make good picks? What would you have chosen?

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Do some scenes ”ruin” Star Wars … and which ones?

Do some scenes ”ruin” Star Wars … and which ones?

August 10, 2022

It's the 128th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and Dave Gladow (@davegladow) -- dive into a couple of Stars Wars lists that recently dropped and also talk about "Andor" and "Rogue One," though mostly just to gush over them. As for the lists, the crew compares notes on non-Star Wars appearances of lightsabers (some of which you can definitely guess) before diving into the meat of the episode: what scenes "ruined" Star Wars for fans. Obviously, they take issue with the term "ruin" at the outset, but they also look closer at the scenes that made the top ten and offer up suggestions of their own. Do you have a scene that kills Star Wars for you? Let us hear about it!

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Read more of Fredo's musings here.

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Song credit: Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz), by the Swamp Donkeys
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Live movie discussion: ’A New Hope’

Live movie discussion: ’A New Hope’

August 3, 2022

On the 127th 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 the original "Star Wars," aka "A New Hope." The group covers all the main points, such as how groundbreaking the film was, what the creative influences were, and just how successful the movie remains today at what it sets out to do. They also talk about how the movie reads differently now in the wake of all of the other content that has come along in the ensuing years ... particularly the new "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series. May the Force be with you!

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Song credit: Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz), by the Swamp Donkeys
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What’s coming up in the world of geek?

What’s coming up in the world of geek?

July 28, 2022

Welcome to the 126th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- recap San Diego Comic Con, talking about some of their favorite big announcements, but mostly leaning into some of the smaller stuff that might have escaped people's notice. The group advocates for certain projects, explains some of the source material behind all of this new stuff, and they even touch on a little Star Wars news, which was sadly mostly missing from the list of announcements.

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Read more of Fredo's musings here.

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Song credit: Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz), by the Swamp Donkeys
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The history of hating Star Wars

The history of hating Star Wars

July 22, 2022

For the 125th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- take a unique approach to all of the Star Wars hate out there ... and lean into it! This week's show is all about learning about Star Wars antagonism from audiences, examining the history of it, the commonalities from era to era, and what might cause the majority of it. You might be surprised at some of the history here, and how deep it goes. "Gooooood. I can feel your anger."

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Read more of Fredo's musings here.

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Song credit: Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz), by the Swamp Donkeys
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Is the MCU entering its own Multiverse of Madness?

Is the MCU entering its own Multiverse of Madness?

July 14, 2022

On this, the 124th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- give their thoughts on the two latest movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Thor: Love and Thunder" and "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." The trio talks about the problems with each film, and in the case of Thor, what that might foretell for a Taika Star Wars movie. What does this current direction in the MCU mean for the future? Can fans become a little choosier going forward? Or does Marvel risk losing people altogether? Join us for a speedy discussion on the MCU.

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Song credit: Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz), by the Swamp Donkeys
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How does ’Obi-Wan Kenobi” make the Stars Wars universe better (and worse)?

How does ’Obi-Wan Kenobi” make the Stars Wars universe better (and worse)?

July 8, 2022

It's the 123rd episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and Dave Gladow (@davegladow) -- attempt to put finishing touches on the "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series by relating it back to the saga at large. How does "Kenobi" enhance the Original Trilogy and Star Wars in general? What about the series creates more questions than answers? Which characters benefitted most from appearing here? And was the whole thing worthwhile? Where does it rank among Star Wars TV & film? Listen in!

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Song credit: Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz), by the Swamp Donkeys
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Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episodes 5 & 6: Yes, this will do quite nicely

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episodes 5 & 6: Yes, this will do quite nicely

June 23, 2022

Hello there! On the 122nd episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and Dave Gladow (@davegladow) -- discuss the fifth and sixth episodes of "Obi-Wan Kenobi," the newest live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. The guys mostly geek out over the stuff we got to see to conclude the series (or at least this season of the series), but they also get into some analysis of some of the story beats and how the pieces of these two episodes fit together. The early verdict? This show rocked.

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Song credit: Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz), by the Swamp Donkeys
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Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode 4: This is classic Star Wars (whether you like it or not)

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode 4: This is classic Star Wars (whether you like it or not)

June 14, 2022

Welcome to the 121st episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) --  re-watch and discuss the fourth episode of "Obi-Wan Kenobi," the newest live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. The fourth chapter of the show involved a daring rescue aboard an Imperial installation, with Jedi hero Obi-Wan Kenobi sneaking about to ultimately save the day and rescue Princess Leia and ... wait a minute. This is all sounding a little familiar. But familiar can be good! Listen to the group discuss why.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode 3: The return of a horror icon

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode 3: The return of a horror icon

June 8, 2022

Welcome to the 120th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast! This week, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- revisit the third episode of "Obi-Wan Kenobi," the newest live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. Looming large this week, quite literally, is the image of Darth Vader, the ultimate villain of the original trilogy. The group talks about the imposing horror his appearance here engenders, but also about Obi-Wan himself, and why it makes sense for him to be in such miserable states. Can he rally himself out of this? He sure better!

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Star Wars Celebration, ’Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ Galaxy’s Edge & Moses Ingram

Star Wars Celebration, ’Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ Galaxy’s Edge & Moses Ingram

June 1, 2022

On the 119th episode of the WhoDatJedi podcast, your hosts -- Aaron Svoboda (@Aaron_Svoboda), Alfredo Narvaez (@NOLA_Fredo) and David Gladow (@davegladow) -- talk about Aaron's trip to Galaxy's Edge a little before diving into the latest Star Wars happenings. Specifically, the group run downs all of the major new releases coming up that were previewed at Star Wars Celebration. They then talk about the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi and try to step back and assess why the show (already) has its critics. They finally wrap the conversation by addressing the Moses Ingram cyber bullying (and get fired up doing so). Buckle up for an eventful conversation!

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