Stephen Kent is the spokesperson for Young Voices, a political commentator, and Star Wars fanatic. He is a communications and public relations professional living in the Raleigh, NC area and has had the opportunity to do broadcast media (cable news, talk radio, local TV, podcasts) over 50x and has booked other guests for more than 400 appearances. Stephen Kent has been seen on Fox Business, TheBlaze with Glenn Beck for political chatter or on WUSA 9 and Fox 5 DC talking about the latest in entertainment news. He has also written Op-Ed pieces for several publications including USA Today. He hosts the popular Star Wars & politics podcast, Beltway Banthas with more than 150 episodes. Beltway Banthas helped launch Kent into public speaking opportunities and fan conventions and political events, then on to TV as a commentator.
Recent episodes featuring Stephen Kent
Interview: Glenn Beck on Star Wars, redemption and a culture of anger
Beltway Banthas: Star Wars, Politics & More
Hold on to something! This week we've got a bonus episode of Beltway Banthas, a conversation with Glenn Beck, radio show host and founder of Blaze Media. Stephen Kent met up with Glenn at FreedomFest in Las Vegas to talk about his earliest memories with Star Wars, lessons on the political power of fear, generational change and the evolution (plus consistency) of Star Wars' message.  Now, THIS is podcasting!! If you follow this show closely you know that Stephen started appearing of Glenn's show regularly since 2017 to break down nerd culture and Star Wars news, so this marks the first time Glenn has come on Beltway Banthas turf.  If you liked this you should also check out an interview of Glenn's longtime collaborator and co-host, Stu Burguiere. You can find that here. 
Episode 28: Keeping up with Trump on immigration & foreign policy
Underscored Podcast
This week the Trump administration moved to make minor changes to the legal process of citizenship for children of service members who are born abroad. The response was fast and furious. Then 24 hours later, cooler heads prevailed. Natalie Dowzicky of Young Voices and Libertarianism.org joins to talk about the details here + news that Trump will keep troops in Afghanistan.    Follow Natalie @Nat_Dowzicky & Stephen @Stephen_Kent89  
Ep #72: The Fandom Reformation
Beltway Banthas: Star Wars, Politics & More
The week on Beltway Banthas, in a 90-minute marathon run, we cover a lot of ground on Star Wars, politics and religion. In the main segment Stephen Kent is joined by Matthew Neugebauer to analyze Star Wars fandom and its troubles over the decades. A video from Wisecrack serves as the starting point for an analogy of fandom by understanding Protestant Reformation and the concept of a 'legitimation crisis'. Basically, in social science, what does it take to unravel social order and how can that be applied to the life of Star Wars fans.  Starting off the show, Caleb Franz guests to talk about D23 announcements and the new Rise of Skywalker teaser, an Obi-Wan Kenobi series and much more. 
A #MeToo movie, buying Greenland, and complying with ICE: an interview with Stephen Kent
Civitalk
Join us for an interview with Stephen Kent of Young Voices and Washington Examiner about Bombshell, a movie punctuating Fox News’ Roger Ailes harassment of women, and the broader Me Too movement. We also discuss the many virtues of the purchase of Greenland and address the ICE compliance bill recently vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper. Don’t miss another episode of Civitalk. Find us on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play! Watch a live recording of this episode here.
A #MeToo movie, buying Greenland, and complying with ICE: an interview with Stephen Kent
Civitalk
Join us for an interview with Stephen Kent of Young Voices and Washington Examiner about Bombshell, a movie punctuating Fox News’ Roger Ailes harassment of women, and the broader Me Too movement. We also discuss the many virtues of the purchase of Greenland and address the ICE compliance bill recently vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper. Don’t miss another episode of Civitalk. Find us on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play! Watch a live recording of this episode here.
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Raleigh, NC, USA
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159
Podcast Count
16
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5 days, 18 hours