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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Mar 21, 2017

It's episode "Four" and we're back for more! That's right, Becca and Devon are ready to do what they do best. Talk about Star Wars! In this episode, they discuss "Moms in Star Wars." Well, from a certain point of view.

Since the beginning, Star Wars has always been about family. We've watched a young Luke grow from the guidance of his Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen, and face the trials, and tribulations from his biological father's troubled past. We've followed his Hero's Journey. And we were with him when he accepted his father's path towards the dark side as his own and did the unexpected by bringing his father, Anakin Skywalker, back to the light side of the Force.

Luke, Anakin, and many other Star Wars characters have had a family influence during their life's journey. It is those relationships and influences that will be our main topic for today. After all, a mother's love is a powerful gift, from a certain point of view.

Current News:

  • IGN reports a new Vader comic series on the origins of his Lightsaber
  • SWCO News: #LeiaDay
  • badge artwork (Rey 4-day, Luke Jedi Master)
  • Michael Kenneth Williams joins the cast for the Han Solo film
  • Timothy Zahn’s “Thrawn” reveals that Thrawn knew Anakin Skywalker and knows the true identity of Darth Vader.
  • Star Wars Rebels: Maul’s Revenge previews
  • Star Wars Rebels:  Double Agent Droid
  • Rian Johnson’s tweet: Last and Final meanings pertaining to “The Last Jedi”
  • Furious Fanboys: How Frank Oz feels George Lucas’s version of VII would've differed from JJ’s.


  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • The Aftermath trilogy by Chuck Wendig
  • Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Mar 7, 2017

They say, “third time’s a charm,” right? Well, let’s hope that’s true because Becca and Devon are back for their third episode, and this time, it’s all about those meddling Skywalkers and that “Hokey Religion.” The Force.

The Force, per Obi-Wan, is  an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together."

According to Star Wars lore and history, the Force was a mystical energy field that connected all living things in the galaxy. The power of the Force or the belief in it i.e. “Church of the Force” could be practiced by anyone who was sensitive to it or at the very least, open to it. It's a power that was tapped through the midi-chlorians, which according to Qui-Gon resided in all living things. The Force had many aliases or factions. For example, the Lasats, called it the Ashla, and described it as "the spirit of the galaxy.” The Force is said to be a concept that existed for well over 25,000 years via Wikipedia.

Now, all that said, how does this apply to the Skywalker family?

Current News:

  • The untitled Han Solo movie started filming February 20th
  • Rogue One is coming home starting March 24th with Digital HD and DVD on April
  • Rey’s new hairdo
  • Andi from “The Star Wars Show” has hinted at something “big” happening at the 40th celebration panel in SWCO. Is it George?
  • JJ Abrams says Mark Hamill will receive an Oscar for his Luke performance in “The Last Jedi.”
  • Star Wars Celebration Orlando chatter


  • The Force Awakens
  • Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover
  • Empire's End by Chuck Wendig
  • Bloodline novel by Claudia Gray
  • ―Yoda, from the Great Holocron Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force (Legends)
  • A picture is worth a thousand words photo for this episode can be seen on our Tumbler 


  • Mark Austin - Special Editions (ANH) Boba Fett
  • ‏@ChrisPatNolan - Chris Nolan - “Launch Guy” Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Mark Hamill
  • Timothy Zahn - author of Thrawn
  • Ben Daniels- Blue Leader General Merrick @bendanielss
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  • Devon @Red5Mom
  • Becca @urangelb
Feb 21, 2017

In light of Valentine's Day, Becca & Devon (Red5Mom) have decided to have a heart-to-heart chat on the romantic aspects of Star Wars. Starting with the bantering romance between the smug scoundrel and the prim princess of the original trilogy, to the doomed-from-the-start love affair between the bad boy Jedi and the “absolute-angel” from the prequels. And, well, everything in between…

After all, “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • News Recap: Star Wars Rebels: video clip from “The Legacy of Mandalore.” Bob Iger’s statement on “The Skywalker Saga.” Reddit Fan Theory on Benecio Del Torro’s character and More!
  •  Listener Feedback & Poll Participation: Results are in! Character Couples, who won?
  • Our TOP 5 Space Married or Star Wars Couples: We name our favorite couples of the Star Wars universe and we discuss yours too.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words: in this episode we feature a photo of the late Carrie Fisher on set of A New Hope listening intently and hanging on every word from her costar, Harrison Ford. We discuss the relevance of the dialogue spoken in “Indiana Jones” between Indy & Marion, and how that may have imitated Real Life.
    • To view the pictue for this discussion go to our tumbler page

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Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley (Haley Reinhart Cover)


Feb 7, 2017

Welcome to Kanata's Castle! The podcast that's rated “E” for everyone. Becca Benjamin and Devon Meyers a.k.a. Red5Mom, make their debut on the Podcast Network with a fun, and entertainingly engaging atmosphere. After all, it's a cantina. So grab an ice cold glass of blue milk and enjoy the show! It's all about Luke Skywalker: I thought he was a myth?


  • The recent Star Wars news: “Red Cup” the Han Solo standalone film, Rian Johnson on Episode VIII and The Last Jedi, the latest novels coming from Del Rey and Disney Books, Star Wars Celebration, and Drowning in Moonlight Gala
  • Luke Skywalker: Who is he now? We discuss Luke Skywalker from start to finish, from A New Hope - into the canonical novels and comics - with a touch of lore from Star Wars Rebels and into The Force Awakens.
  • We introduce “a picture is worth a thousand words” with the ending scene from Episode VII featuring a pained Luke Skywalker.
  • Special thank you to Liam @LunaticGrunge for lending his voice as Bala-Tik in our opening introduction and to Joey Raphael for his artistic talents that contributed to our logo of Maz Kanata. He can be found/contacted at and on Twitter @sensibleworld


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