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Kanata's Castle Podcast

Welcome to Kanata’s Castle! The Podcast rated “E”for Everyone! We are two moms that have an acquired taste: talking about Star Wars! We welcome Everyone to our show and oh, NO fighting. Also, don’t stare. At any of it!
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Jul 16, 2019

The Final Curtain of the Skywalker Saga is almost here! In this episode of Kanata's Castle, Becca and Devon discuss their hopes and concerns regarding the end of an era, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But first, your hosts go over the latest in Star Wars news: Dave Filoni joins Instagram, the 332nd Trooper is a now a Funko Pop, Sith Troopers, and the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con!

Kanata's Castle is still undergoing "goo" maintenance so, in the meantime, Becca and Devon get out their tinfoil hats and mull over the Final Curtain call for the Skywalker Saga.

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Jul 2, 2019

Jedi Fallen Order and The Rise of Skywalker are upon us, and Kanata's Castle is so ready to tackle both of these topics head-on. In this episode of Kanata's Castle, Devon shows Becca the ways of Jedi Fallen Order and Becca receives a surprise interruption via comlink. But first, your hosts go over the latest in Star Wars news, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, and the Japanese title translation for Episode IX.

In this episode of Kanata's Castle, Becca and Devon go over the latest in Star Wars news, and then, Devon schools Becca in Jedi Fallen Order. But, not far into their conversation, the castle receives a surprise transmission on Maz's comlink.

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Jun 18, 2019

Becca and Devon are thinking about stealing a freighter and heading to Batuu! That's right, Kanata's Castle is looking for crew so they can make their way to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and check out Black Spire Outpost. But first, it's time to chit-chat about the news, Star Wars news.

In this episode of Kanata's Castle, Becca and Devon go over the latest in Star Wars news, and then, it's all about Galaxy's Edge! Yup, the castle wants to devise a plan, ok, more like a heist, to find their way aboard the nearest freighter. Heck, they'll steal it if they have to. And yes, even the garbage will do.

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Jun 4, 2019

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace turns Platinum and Kanat's Castle is ready to celebrate. Holy Batuu bits, it's been 20 years since Star Wars fans went back to the beginning of their beloved saga in a galaxy far, far away and learned about the journey of Anakin Skywalker. So, yes, in this episode, Becca and Devon travel down memory lane to reminisce about Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

20 years? Holy Poodoo! Where has the time gone? Becca and Devon are back in the castle and ready to celebrate. That's right, kids, it's a Star Wars birthday party. After all, every saga has a beginning. So have your favorite "The Phantom Menace" memory ready and sidle-up to the bar and grab the house special, a Fuzzy Tauntaun, and get set to go back to where it all began.

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May 21, 2019

Who's still riding that Star Wars Celebration train? No worries, Becca and Devon haven't quite gotten off just yet either. That said, Kanata's Castle is back with more "way too extra" Star Wars Celebration tales, but first, they go over the latest in Star Wars News.

Ok, so "con crud" has left the building and Devon is back to her way too extra self. So, Kanata's Castle picks up where they left off and continues the Star Wars Celebration hype train. In other words, mix up your favorite galactic beverage and settle in for the ride.

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May 7, 2019

Kanata's Castle has survived Con Crud and is back from Star Wars Celebration Chicago! In this episode, Becca and Devon discuss their experiences from Star Wars Celebration. They go over their faves, the unexpected, the awkward, and yes, the way too extra and the random run-ins. So come on, scoot casual, and join the fun with Kanata's Castle!

So, Star Wars Celebration Chicago has come and gone just like the wind, and now, we're all battling the crud. "Con Crud." Yes, it's a real thing and it's a nasty bugger! Anyhoo, Becca and Devon are back in the castle and ready to chat about the galaxy far, far away and Star Wars Celebration. So, get yourself a Fuzzy Tauntaun and settle in, it's a doozy of a show!

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Apr 14, 2019

Kanata's Castle is on site at Star Wars Celebration. In this episode, Becca and Devon take a moment to sit down and breakdown their initial reactions to the Episode IX Teaser Trailer, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker! So get comfy, grab a Fuzzy Tauntaun and enjoy the "way too extra" ride.

Becca and Devon are tired, parched, and running strictly on adrenaline. But that's ok, leaky brains or not, the show must go on! Even if Poe and Finn are now, Pinn and Foe. No matter, it's time to talk about The Rise of Skywalker!

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Apr 9, 2019

Star Wars Celebration and Lightspeed Lottos? Never Tell Me the ODDS! Yes, that's right, Kanata's Castle is Star Wars Celebration bound! In this episode of Kanata's Castle, Becca, and Devon discuss everything and anything to do with Star Wars Celebration and beyond. Everything from Star Wars Resistance season finale, Vi Moradi in the upcoming Black Spire novel, and an audio drama coming to the galaxy far, far away! So get ready to place your bets and enter those lotteries. Oh, and the possibility of successfully navigating the Star Wars Celebration app is approximately 3,720 to 1!

Ok, who's ready for Star Wars Celebration? Come on, raise those hands. Yes, you there, in the back, get those hands up! Seriously, there's a lot to mull over and plan and lastly, pack! Anyway, that said, Kanata's Castle is getting ready to punch-it and lightspeed their way to Chicago for the biggest party in the galaxy far, far away. But first, it's time to talk Star Wars and sip an ice-cold Fuzzy Tauntaun.

Mar 25, 2019

In this episode of Kanata's Castle, Becca and Devon find Solace in Star Wars. In other words, Star Wars IS therapy. Well, it is for some, and Kanata's Castle is a place of refuge. But first, your hosts dive-in to the latest Star Wars News and go-over the most recent episodes of Star Wars Resistance. So, dim the lights and get cozy with Kanata's Castle as they find solace in the galaxy far, far away!

So what is it about Star Wars that helps ease the doldrums of everyday life? Is it the grand scoring of John Williams? The self-empowerment of Princess Leia or the escape within Luke's Hero's Journey? Whomever or whatever you connect with, make no mistake, Star Wars is remarkably therapeutic in a unique way. In other words, it consoles each of us, in a way that's individually our own. Star Wars, like Kanata's Castle, is for Everyone!

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Mar 12, 2019

It's the Star Wars Spew! In other words, your hosts, Becca and Devon are talking all things Star Wars. Yes, that's right! It's all Star Wars, from Star Wars Celebration news, Star Wars Art, Star Wars Resistance, Star Wars Battlefront II, Galaxy's Edge, and even Star Wars inspired FOOD! So, grab yourself some Wookiee cookies and a Fuzzy Tauntaun, and settle in for some fun Star Wars natter.

In this episode, Becca and Devon chew-the-fat on all the latest Star Wars news and updates. Yes, the entire show is none other than a spew of Star Wars goodness. Ok, so, perhaps "spew" isn't that pleasant of a word, but in this case, it's meant to be fun. So, go with it and trust your hosts. Kanata's Castle is about to get way too extra! Again.

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Feb 26, 2019

When 50 episodes you reach, sound as good you will not. Welcome back to the castle! Becca and Devon are celebrating two years at Kanata's Castle and their golden anniversary. In other words, it's their 50th Episode! So hang on tight because this episode is punching it into lightspeed and it's going to be a wild ride.

Becca and Devon are back from their hiatus, and they're ready to get back to "doing talking." Star Wars talking. As always, they go over the most recent and relevant Star Wars news and then talk a bit more about what's coming to Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Afterward, they dive-in at lightspeed and travel down memory lane as they reminisce over the past 49 episodes and two years at Kanata's Castle.

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Jan 29, 2019

Punch it, Chewie! Star Wars Celebration prep and more! Yep, you guessed it. Kanata's Castle is shifting it into hyperdrive as they talk Star Wars Celebration preparations, guests, trailers, and so much more! Heck, Becca and Devon even reveal a celebration secret so, you know, you might want to buckle up, baby. So, are you ready for Star Wars Celebration? Well, tune in and find out!

Star Wars Celebration is less than 90 days away, and Becca and Devon are a bit overwhelmed. As the saying goes, so much to do and so little time to do it! Still, that doesn't take away all the excitement that's been building up since June of last year. So, in this episode of Kanata's Castle, your hosts start to make a "to do" list for the awesomeness that is Star Wars Celebration. As Han Solo says when reboarding the Millennium Falcon in The Force Awakens, "Chewie, we're home!"

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Jan 8, 2019

In this episode, Like Father, Like Daughter, Becca, and Devon discuss the evolution and possibilities of General Organa's character in Star Wars: Episode IX. They also go over the final issue of the Darth Vader comic series by Charles Soule and debate the many perceptions flooding the internet. But, before Kanata's Castle plunges into the dysfunctional family sea of the Skywalkers, they take a quick dip into some Star Wars news.

Recently, Todd Fisher, the brother of the late Carrie Fisher told Good Morning America that there's a lot of minutes of footage (of Carrie as Leia). This news is responsible for the training and creation of this next episode of Kanata's Castle. Ok, while that may seem a tad cliche, it's true, all of it. So hold on to the Force and get ready to pull yourself back in from the blast of this powerful episode, Like Father, Like Daughter: Leia's Return in Episode IX.

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Jan 1, 2019

No Star Wars? Thank the Maker it Exists! Yes, it's true. This holiday season marks the first without a Star Wars film since the Disney merger. So, Kanata's Castle is going to take a walk down memory lane and reflect on, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In this episode, Becca, and Devon go-over the latest Star Wars news and then rehash the most controversial Star Wars movie of all-time, Rian Johnson's hot potato, The Last Jedi.

It's the year without a Star Wars! Ok, maybe that's not the whole truth, but it is the first Christmas without a Star Wars film since Disney took over. That said, Kanata's Castle is going to seize the moment and in true holiday fashion, reflect on the here and now as they look at The Last Jedi one year later.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Dec 16, 2018

The Secret Society of the Naboo Handmaidens, who are they? How does one become part of their sorority? Well, Kanata's Castle is ready to explore this secret coven as they continue their journey of Women in the Galaxy far, far away. But first, Becca, and Devon go-over some Star Wars news starting with, Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures, JAT returning as General Kenobi, and the latest continuity connections from Star Wars Resistance.

In this episode, your hosts continue their endeavor of expounding upon the Women in the Star Wars universe. This time, they take a gander at the secret sorority of the "Queen's Shadows," the handmaidens, through a speculative lens. After all, it is still unclear how they came to be. How does one get elected into such an organization? Or, is it a birthright? So many questions and very little knowledge is up for the taking, but not knowing is half the fun. So, sidle-up to the bar and get yourself a cold one, then settle in for some exploratory conversation on the secret sorority of the Naboo Handmaidens.

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Nov 27, 2018

It's a Star Wars Giving at Kanata's Castle! What are you thankful for in Star Wars? In this episode, Becca, and Devon sit-down to talk about the galaxy far, far away and give thanks to Star Wars. As your hosts celebrate and give thanks to Star Wars, they take a few moments to listen to some of you do the same. Yup, some of you took the time to send in audio files, emails, or tweets telling the Castle patrons what you are most thankful for in the galaxy far, far away, too. So, sidle up to the bar, and order a cool-glass of green-milk, and then settle in for a Star Wars Giving Feast at Kanata's Castle.

It's that time of year again and the holidays are upon us. So, as the holidays kick off with Thanksgiving, Becca and Devon felt it was only appropriate to do the same, but adding a Star Wars twist to the mix. Both hosts do their best to give thanks to the galaxy far, far away and celebrate in a Star Wars Giving Feast!

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Nov 13, 2018

Kanata's Castle is all clear to land at Docking Bay 44, but it's Phasma-first with Women in the galaxy far, far away. Yes, that's right, Becca and Devon continue along their journey expounding upon the many women in Star Wars. But first, they catch-up on the latest Star Wars news: Josh Brener, the voice of Neeku from Star Wars Resistance appeared on The Star Wars Show, Industrial Light and Magic are expanding their offerings for the upcoming Disney Plus, Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe released to the public on October 30th, 2018, and more! So, you might want to buckle up, baby. It's about to get Extra Dextra in the castle.

In this episode, Becca and Devon talk all things Phasma! That's right, it's Phasma-first, and it's her way or the highway. Or rather, hyperspace way? Well, no matter, what matters is Phasma is a total powerhouse and an embodiment of empowerment for women everywhere. In other words, she's fiercely loyal, but to no one else but herself. Phasma-first with attitude!

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Oct 30, 2018

Are you scared, Maz? It's Halloween time at Kanata's Castle! Becca and Devon are back and in full scare mode as they discuss some of the creepy women villains in the Galaxy far, far away. But first, they go over the latest Star Wars news: Darth Vader's Castle, Star Wars Resistance Easter Eggs, George Lucas and Dave Filoni visiting the set of The Mandalorian, and John Williams' sudden illness. Oh, and the castle gets an unexpected and unwanted visit from the scary dark side of the Force. So, get in the spirit of Halloween and join the hosts of Kanata's Castle for a little bit of dark magic!

It's time to get spooky with Star Wars! Becca and Devon have decorated the castle for Halloween and are ready to conjure up some dark spirits within the Force. So join Becca and Devon for some Force-filled Halloween haunts that are sure to be frightfully fun!

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Oct 16, 2018

Kanata's Castle discusses the (Wo)Mandalorian are Gunslingers too and more women in the galaxy far, far away. Becca and Devon are back for some more Star Wars chitchat as they go-over the recent news on The Mandalorian reveal and latest Star Wars Resistance debut. Yeah, it's a bit of a Star Wars overload, but what Star Wars fan doesn't want more Star Wars? So hurry up, sidle up to the bar, and order a cool-glass of green-milk and join the fun that is Kanata's Castle.

Please join Becca and Devon in the castle for some extra Star Wars chitchat on the possible "what ifs" surrounding this mysterious gunslinger, The Mandalorian. Also, your hosts dive-in to the happenings on Colossus with Star Wars Resistance, and then it's back on track with the women in the galaxy far, far away.

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Oct 2, 2018

Did you hear? Solo's Home! That's right, in this episode of Kanata's Castle, Becca, and Devon welcomes Solo to their homes and chitchat about the women in Solo: A Star Wars Story. But, before all that, they go over the latest Star Wars News, including comics and animation. Oh, and yes, it seems as though there may be a bit a romance on the horizon for Devon's boyfriend, Luke Skywalker! So sidle up to the bar and place your order, it's about to get a little extra in the castle.

Please join Becca and Devon in the castle for some chitchat on Solo and the women of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Your hosts go over their initial thoughts on watching the movie in-house and how that differs from their theater viewings. They also consider continuity connections and possible story snowflakes for future sequels to the film.

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Sep 18, 2018

It's time for some more, Castle Chats! Please join Devon and Becca as they welcome Michael Kogge, author of Star Wars: The Last Jedi 'Junior Novel' to the castle. Michael Kogge is also known for Empire of the Wolf, and junior novel adaptations for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman vs. Superman: Crossfire.

Yes, that's right, it's another Castle Chat. Becca and Devon have talked-up this book for quite some time now, so, it's only right that they invite the author responsible for it. Please welcome the author of the Junior novelization for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Michael Kogge! If you, as a Star Wars fan have ever questioned anything from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, well, get ready for some clarity. Yes, Michael Kogge digs deep into his Star Wars knowledge and his inner-workings on the latest chapter of Star Wars.

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Sep 4, 2018

Kenobi visits the Castle! Please join Becca and Devon in welcoming the man of many voices. His voice is one that is heard all over the world daily, yet, you would never know it's one person. From the promo voice for Fox, Spike, G4, to the leading roles in today's hottest animated shows and even blockbuster films! Adding to that amazingly long list of bonafides, he’s also an Author! But, most of our listeners know him as General Obi-Wan Kenobi, yes, please welcome our guest, James Arnold Taylor!

Well, the Loth-cat is out of the bag, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is back! So, without further ado, the castle welcomes General Kenobi for a drink and some Clone Wars conversation. In this episode, Becca and Devon take turns asking James Arnold Taylor questions regarding those Dark Times known to the fans as The Clone Wars, and about Star Wars in general. So, pull up a stool and join in the fun!

Current News:

  • Star Wars Resistance Poster Revealed
  • Star Wars Resistance Trailer
  • Star Wars Resistance character list

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Aug 21, 2018

Whoa! That's a lot of Shmi! In this episode, Becca and Devon sit-down to discuss the Women in the galaxy far, far away. Women, in Star Wars, are like bookends. In other words, they support those around them, keeping the other characters upright and on the right path. One example of this analogy is Anakin Skywalker. Shmi is a bookend to keeping the chosen one inline and Padme' is the other pillar that keeps him in check. So, one might say, the women in his life were the bookends to his self-consciousness. That said, you strap yourselves in for this extra extra episode of Kanata's Castle!

Women in the Galaxy far, far away are such an integral part of the Star Wars saga. So, to honor them and their roles in the Star Wars universe, Becca and Devon are ready to pay tribute by discussing as many women characters as they can, starting with Shmi Skywalker. As they work their way through the saga, they will be looking at character arcs and support systems by the women in the galaxy far, far away. In essence, highlighting the importance of bookend roles and how that characteristic enhances other characters and the storyline as well.

Current News:

  • 10th Anniversary of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Movie
  • Jon Favreau Live Action Show to cost 100 million for 10 Episodes! That’s 10 mil per episode.
  • Disney Streaming to launch 2019 with Jon/Filoni shows as the headliners.
  • When asked about this specific topic on Twitter, Luke actor Mark Hamill suggested it as a possibility and noted that there are decades of unexplored space on the Star Wars timeline to fit in that type of story. Hamill wrote:

    “Maybe he did between Ep. 6 & 7. Many untold stories there.”

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Aug 7, 2018

Leia and Luke and The Clone Wars, Oh My! Yup, Kanata's Castle has a full house for this episode, but Becca and Devon love the hustle and bustle of having company. Well, figuratively speaking, of course. In other words, it is a potluck episode, of sorts. Your hosts go over the latest Star Wars news and announcements, plus delve into The Clone Wars trailer from San Diego Comic Con! So come on, sidle up to the bar, grab a glass of green-milk, and enjoy the extraness that is Kanata's Castle.

Leia and Luke and The Clone Wars, Oh My Force! Make no mistake about it, that's no moon, it's a whole bunch of Star Wars Goodness! That's right! Episode IX cast announcements, Carrie Fisher footage, Billy Dee is back as Lando and Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming back for twelve episodes! Holy Mother of Moons, what's Not to be excited? Guess it goes without saying, Kanata's Castle is full of extraness in this potluck episode of Star Wars treats.

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  • Star Wars the official website
  • JJ Abrams
  • San Deigo Comic-Con
  • MakingStarWars.net
  • Star Wars: Ahsoka novel

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Jul 25, 2018

Kanata's Castle is back with Rey's Reflections. In this episode, Becca and Devon take a closer look at Rey and how her character mirrors and parallels those that have come before her. When all is said and done, what is Rey's role in the story? Well, be sure to sidle up to the bar and get comfy. That said, hang on to your drinks and enjoy the acquired taste that is, Kanata's Castle.

A mirror reflects light. It reflects an image. A mirror produces an accurate representation of something else. A replica. Rey’s Reflections, in other words, Rey is a reminder of those that have come before: Han, Luke, Leia, and possibly, deeper down the line. She's a Reality Check for the Big 3, without her none of them would be able to connect again (not literally, but figuratively speaking) and come full-circle in their story.

 

Current News:

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story comes home on digital September 14th and BluRay September 25th!
  • SDCC going on Right Now! The Clone Wars Panel!
  • Padme' in Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances is doing Aggressive Negotiations.

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Junior Edition Novel by Michael Kogge

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