Welcome back friends & banthas! This weeks episode is packed with Star Wars & politics fun. Our UK contributor Swara Salih is LIVE with us in DC.

First we lead we dig into the story last week that Daisy Ridley left Instagram after backlash from a “political” statement on gun violence. The latest is that she says she got off Instagram to be away from a phone more, but the timing does suggest she needed to step away from the onslaught of negativity.
Daisy is an intensely positive force online. We hope she comes back!

We are also joined by Bria LaVorgna of Tosche Station to talk about the role of monarchies in Star Wars. There are kings & queens galore. Why?
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Lastly, Crackpot or Jackpot? Rey Palpatine…..
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