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The Skyhoppers Podcast

A Star Wars podcast about whatever the heck we feel like talking about on a given week (it's always about Star Wars, though.) Feel free to email us at skyhopperspodcast@gmail.com! We'd love to hear from you.
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Oct 20, 2017

Rebels is baaaccckkkkk!!!! This week, the Skyhoppers go all in on discussing the two-part premiere of season four, "Heroes of Mandalore." The discussion gets a bit derailed when they decide to do news at the end(?), but just call it a return to form.

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Oct 19, 2017

This is a fun chat that Ash had with Rob from Talk Star Wars and Steve from San Diego Sabers about the new Last Jedi trailer. It was a really fun time and I hope you all enjoy it!

 

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Star Wars Podcast Commonwealth

Generation X-wing: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/generation-x-wing-podcast/id963438764?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
The Tumbling Saber: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tumblingsaber-podcast-star/id1067865892?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Talk Star Wars: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-star-wars/id1052706566?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Rogue Squadron:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rogue-squadron-podcast/id908555854?mt=2



Oct 13, 2017

In honor of the release of "From A Certain Point of View" last week, Ben and Ash revisit their second topic ever: minor characters! The discussion bounces back and forth between FOCPOV and general minor character talk, and of course there's a lot of Breha Organa.

The Skyhoppers are also launching a Patreon! The details are discussed before the show starts, and we REALLY hope you'll listen to that, but if you have literally zero interest, skip to about nine minutes in and enjoy your regularly-scheduled Skyhoppers!

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Oct 6, 2017

On this edition of the Seinhoppers Podcast, George and Kramer spend roughly an hour discussing the Unknown Regions (including an actually feasible Snoke theory) and the role it's played in Star Wars over the years. Jerry and Elaine commiserate about the fact that their showers don't work, leading them to devise a plan to sneak into a local health club after it closes to shower there.

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Sep 29, 2017

This episode is probably long overdue. As our close-out to Rebels Month, the Skyhoppers are talking about everyone's favorite Togruta: Ahsoka Tano! This is also the first character episode that isn't about a movie character, and we're not sure if there is a character more deserving of that honor.

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Sep 28, 2017

To close out Rebels Month, the book discussion for September is all about A New Dawn! We hope you've done your homework, because this book is REALLY good.

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Sep 22, 2017

This week, the Skyhoppers continue with the theme of Rebels month and discuss the impact of the two major animated series in the current Star Wars canon, The Clone Wars and Rebels. Ben talks about Onderon and Ash talks about Ahsoka. Pretty standard Skyhoppers fare, really!

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Sep 15, 2017

So. Uh. Ben and Ash had a topic for Rebels month this week, but then they started talking about comics. And that went on for a while. Then they started talking about JJ Abrams coming back for Episode IX. And that went on for a while. So they ran out of time. But that's okay! This is episode is classic Skyhoppers: two best friends talking about the stuff in Star Wars that gets them excited.

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http://benbriles.bandcamp.com/

Ash's comic podcast, Nerd's Talking Heroes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nerds-talkin-heroes/id1265313576?mt=2

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Sep 8, 2017

This week, Ben and Ash are joined by Ash's sister Maggie! You may remember her from the episode where we did a commentary for the Holiday Special (if you deigned to even listen to it). Ostensibly, this episode is about looking back at the first two seasons of Rebels, but the hosts spend a lot of time discussing the big news with Colin Trevorrow, as well as the Rebels Season 4 trailer. This is just a fun episode done in the classic Skyhoppers style!

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Sep 1, 2017

Well everyone, we have another theme month lined up for you! Since Rebels makes it triumphant return this month, we've dedicated the whole thing to Rebels! And what better way to kick Rebels month off than with a commentary for the very first episode! (Best enjoyed while watching the episode, obvs.)

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Aug 31, 2017

August's Book Club was Inferno Squad by Christie Golden! It was certainly a wild ride from start to finish, and it has Ben and Ash more excited for Battlefront II than they thought they could ever be. Great discussion ahead!

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Aug 25, 2017

Well, it's finally here. Can you believe that Ben and Ash have been podcasting for a year? Neither can they! It's so crazy. Thanks to everyone that's been with us since the beginning and anyone that's joined on between now and then. It's been a whole heck of a lot of fun, and we aren't slowing down anytime soon!

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Aug 18, 2017

This week, our hosts go back to their roots and ramble about a seemingly random aspect of the Star Wars universe. This week, it's aliens! Star Wars isn't Star Wars without the aliens, so it's about time that they get their due episode. Well, the first part of their series of episodes.

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Aug 11, 2017

***SPOILER WARNING*** There is discussion about the EW Star Wars article from about the 3:00 mark to the 21:30 mark. Just in case that's a bit too spoilery for you.

This week, Ben and Ash talk about one of the more quietly appreciated heroes of the Star Wars universe: Padme Amidala. She's often unfairly compared to Leia, when in reality, both characters fill the same role but in a different way, if that makes sense. Our hosts think it's an important distinction to make. Also, her death was total BS. I think we can all agree that she deserved so much better.

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Aug 4, 2017

This is an episode Ben and Ash have been teasing for a while and now it's finally here: the mini-topics episode! The Skyhoppers take on such topics as favorite sounds, favorite ships, and Force-impressions left on objects. There's a little something for everyone!

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Jul 31, 2017

This month's book was Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell! For the few issues it had, both Ben and Ash found it enjoyable, and hopefully you did as well!

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Jul 28, 2017

Sometimes you just can't come up with a witty Star Wars-related episode title. So sue us. But in all seriousness, this episode is a fun-filled adventure where Ben and Ash jump back and forth between the PT and the OT to see how they stack up to one another in various ways! This topic is approached with only good intentions, so no negativity here!

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Jul 21, 2017

This week, Ben and Ash take a close look at everyone's favorite subject: politics. NO WAIT! COME BACK! They're talking about politics in Star Wars, not the real world. The discussion focuses specifically on the political climate of the Prequel Era, since July is Prequel Month, after all.

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Jul 14, 2017

Continuing with our July theme of Prequel Month, Ben and Ash are talking about Clones this week! They also touch pretty heavily on everyone's favorite Mandalorians: Jango and Boba Fett. Well, they're OUR favorite Mandalorians anyway.

 

This week, the Skyhoppers trio tackles everyone's favorite liar: Obi-Wan Kenobi. Whether or not he's actually a liar is up for debate, but he definitely looks at things from a certain point of view. He's one of the most complex characters in Star Wars, and it's about damn time he got the attention that he's due.

The Skyhoppers Book Club book for June is Bloodline by Claudia Gray!

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Jul 7, 2017

Welcome to another episode of The Skyhoppers Podcast, dear listeners. The fiftieth episode, no less! What an accomplishment! To celebrate that, as well as the kickoff of Prequel Month, we're talking about one of the most interesting Jedi around: Qui-Gon Jinn. Who IS Qui-Gon? Well, we might not have the answers, but we certainly have a lot of thoughts and feelings about our hippie-dippie Jedi friend!

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Jun 30, 2017

Listeners, as you're probably aware of by now, the Star Wars canon split a few years ago into the new Expanded Universe, and what's called "Legends," or the old EU. This episode basically tries to answer the question "how is Lucasfilm doing?" concerning non-movie Star Wars materials. Legends holds a lot of importance for a lot of people (Skyhoppers included), and there was some resistance to seeing it go, even though it was probably a good idea for the story's sake. Has the new timeline been up to snuff? Listen to get Ben and Ash's take!

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Jun 28, 2017

On the second episode of the Skyhoppers Book Club, Ben and Ash tackle Bloodline by Claudia Gray, and wowee, is it a doozy!

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Jun 23, 2017

Welcome listeners! Get ready to settle in and PICK A SIDE for this episode, because Ben and Ash move to explain their feelings on something that's been rather contentious on this podcast: the concept of "gray Jedi." You might be afraid that this episode is just an hour of vitriolic yelling, but our hosts did their best to make sure that didn't happen. It only makes sense that some emotion would leak into the discussion, but the idea is to keep it as academic as possible.

If you think we're being total idiots, make sure to let us know! This is a topic that's open to debate, and we'd like to hear the other side of the argument.

This is a really good post that explains the problem with the "Gray Jedi" philosophy better than this episode ever could: https://thesnarksideoftheforce.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/50-shades-of-grey-jedi/

Link to the IGN "article" :http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/04/20/14-gray-jedi-in-the-star-wars-universe

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Jun 16, 2017

This week, it's all about the new Battlefront that comes out later this year! The game looks phenomenal, and it's pretty obvious that our intrepid hosts are VERY excited about it. Who wouldn't be? I mean, have you SEEN that trailer??

The Skyhoppers Book Club book for June is Bloodline by Claudia Gray!

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Jun 9, 2017

The Skyhoppers do lots of planet-hopping this week! Lots of discussion surrounding our hosts' favorite planets, where they'd like to live, and the nature of that Imperial accent. There's also some talk of news/rumors/falling skies concerning the sequel trilogy at the beginning. A very fun episode indeed!

P.S. We're aware that this episode is kind of a mess. Skype/the internet was just not cooperating, and we apologize for the various interruptions and sound issues that plague this episode.

Check out Eva and Rowan's podcast The Jedi Archives! On Twitter here and find episodes here! Subscribe to them on iTunes and leave them some reviews! (Leave the Skyhoppers some reviews, while you're at it. Plz and thx.)

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