Beltway Banthas: Star Wars, Politics & More

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Beltway Banthas is a bi-weekly Star Wars podcast about the intersection of fandom and politics. For hosts Stephen Kent & Swara Salih, one of those things is politics. Star Wars draws from our worlds politics just as much as it contributes to it by influencing policy makers, journalists and thought leaders. On this podcast the hosts seek to understand how Star Wars impacts the world we live in, while also covering the Star Wars news, gossip and hype of the day.

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This week on Beltway Banthas, Robby Soave of Reason Magazine joins the show to talk the politics of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. We cover trade disputes, slavery on Tatooine, the aloof Jedi Order and Vladimir Putin.  Robby and Stephen get into the weeds of Star Wars Episode I and also share thoughts on the Gillette controversy, the Women's March and what is like to write a book.  Follow Robby S…
Hello Banthas, as you head into the weekend there are some updates on the podcast you should know about. Stephen Kent is here to share some news with you and reflect on the past, present and future of Beltway Banthas.    MTFBWU
This week on Beltway Banthas, a discussion of the prequel trilogy as George Lucas' broadside against the neoliberal world order and capitalism. Stephen is joined by his brother, Michael Kent of the Toxic Schlock horror movie podcast to discuss and debate Lucas' critique of neoliberalism since the 1980's and how well he executed his analysis in Star Wars.  Michael and Stephen also chat about the r…

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May 1st, 2016
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Jan 24th, 2019
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