Comm/media/tech scholar. Teaching @USCAnnenberg. Sidehustles as journalist/book author/musician. Past lives in politics, stratcom.
Last month, Morten Bay (a Research Fellow at the Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg) published a study which revealed that the hate directed at Rian Johnson on Twitter over The Last Jedi was not what it seemed. I'm talking to him today about his findings and what they mean for the "Everyday Jedi" out there. Punch it! ***I'm listener supported! Go to to donate to the Star Wars 7x7 podcast, and you’ll get some fabulous rewards for your pledge.***  Check out for full Star Wars 7x7 show notes and links, and to comment on any of the content of this episode! If you like what you've heard, please leave me a rating or review on iTunes or Stitcher, which will also help more people discover this Star Wars podcast. Don't forget to join the Star Wars 7x7 fun on Facebook at, and follow the breaking news Twitter feed at I'm also on Pinterest and Instagram as "SW7x7" too, and I'd love to connect with you there!
In this Double Stuf edition of FSW Radio, Duper interviews Morten Bay, PhD about his study into the Russian Trolls who are influencing social media including Star Wars fandom. IG-69 shares an exert of his first interview gig on the set of Blue Harvest in the 70's. Finally, Duper is joined by former faker and filmmaker Darth Drivel, they talk film production and the upcoming live-action TV series, the Mandalorian. JOIN OUR DISCORD SERVER: Submit questions on Twitter using the hashtag #FSWRadio and you may be featured in the next episode. Also be sure to join our Patreon at the $5 level or higher to get a  shout out! 00:00 - Start of the show 01:11 - Top 10 alien creatures 20:43 - Duel of the Fakes 30:02 - Adopt a Russian Troll! 34:08 - Listener mail 36:41 - Interview w/ Morten Bay, PhD (writer of the Russian Bots Trolling  The Last Jedi study) 59:57 - Tweet of the week 01:01:58 - Poll of the week 01:04:22 - IG-69's Blue Harvest escapades 01:11:51 - Discussing The Mandalorian w/ guest Lord Drivel 01:24:19 - SPONSORED: MasterClass - George Lucas teaches Franchise Moneymaking. Visit for a special discount for FSWRadio listeners 01:29:35 - Discussing film production w/ guest Lord Drivel 01:44:11 - Star Wars or Not Star Wars 01:59:20 - End of the show We are now on iTunes and Google Play! Please subscribe and leave a review on your platform of choice. Thanks for listening and may the Faux be with you! Also a big thanks to our Fake Jedi Knight patron Darth Taxus and our newest supporter at the Fake Jedi Padawan level, HamillSparkles! We deeply appreciate your support. Do you enjoy our content? CLICK HERE to help support our family of fakers by becoming a patron on Patreon and receive some gifts in return. Thank you and thank the Maker! Follow Storm Duper on Twitter HERE. Follow FSWRadio on Twitter HERE. Get the FakingStarWars t-shirts, mugs, and other merch HERE! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Music produced by Storm Duper and Ro Panuganti.
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