Month: November 2016

EP XVII: Built On Hope

 

Stephen and Swara dig into the results of the 2016 election with guest Bobby Roberts! In the final days and hours of the elections, Star Wars references, memes and jokes abounded as Americans digested what they saw on the news. In this episode, Beltway Banthas seeks to understand why this happens and much more.

This 2016 election season has been nothing short of exhausting. For some, the results of the 2016 election might be more troubling than the process that got us to this point. In this episode of Beltway Banthas, we unload all the feelings we have about the outcome and what it means, in the context of our Star Wars fandom. Star Wars teaches us about democracy, the troubles with it, and it also teaches us how to stand in the face of oppression and seemingly insurmountable odds. Are you a rebel? What does that mean in culture, politics, and Star Wars? Force Ghost Bobby Roberts joins the show to help us sort through it all.

 

 

EP XVI: Star Wars Goes To Washington

Welcome to the 16th episode of Beltway Banthas! We had the privilege of visiting Richmond, VA for Virginia Comic Con, to do a panel titled “Star Wars Goes to Washington” So we captured the live audio to give you a glimpse inside the panel.

Star Wars Goes To Washington is really the crux of this podcast. How has politics and government been impacted by Star Wars? Each generation of Star Wars interacts with the politics of its day in different ways, some that are subtle and some that are the opposite. From Reagan to Obama, election 1980 to election 2016.

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