Most Things Kenobi - A Star Wars Podcast
By Most Things Kenobi
Most Things Kenobi - A Star Wars PodcastJun 06, 2023
Episode 105: Reviewing More Short Stories from "From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back"
Similar to how we did back in Episode 34, we're taking another trip into the brilliant short story collection within "From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back" and reviewing two more stories. First, we'll dive into Yoda's point of view in a story titled "The First Lesson", in which he sees Luke for the first time on Dagobah, and so begins their lessons together. Second, things get a little darker with Admiral Piett's point of view when he witnesses Vader without his helmet in a story titled "For The Last Time." Two totally different stories, two totally different points of view, and two amazingly-written tales we absolutely *loved* dissecting together. We'll pull quotes from our favorite moments in both stories and investigate the feelings and emotions behind the characters and what they're experiencing within the story itself. We love this collection and look forward to doing more story break-downs in the future!
Episode 104: The Princess Who Became a Senator, Who Became a General, Who Became a Jedi - Leia Organa/Carrie Fisher Appreciation
This past May the 4th, Carrie Fisher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We felt it was the perfect time to reflect on her performance as Leia Organa and to honor the woman who became an icon, inspiring people from all walks. She's strong yet vulnerable, brazen yet truthful. Are we talking about Leia or Carrie? The answer is both!
Episode 103: The Grey Jedi
Episode 102: The Man, The Myth, The Legend - An Epic Interview with James Arnold Taylor
That's right, it's THE James Arnold Taylor!!!! Legendary voice actor who plays Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Clone Wars!!!!! We are thrilled to bring you an interview full of joy, laughter, and yes, plenty of Obi-Wan :) James has been the voice of Kenobi for over 20 years, which gives him unique insight into the character's motivations and internal landscape. In this episode we discuss everything from JAT's ability to change his voice (think Rako Hardeen) to his thoughts on Satine to behind-the-scenes stories about recording Clone Wars. We even get an inside scoop on an upcoming live-action project he's working on. Many thanks, once again, to James for spending so much time with us and for the exclusive giveaway items he provided (listen to the full episode for the details). Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
Episode 101: What moment changed Obi-Wan Kenobi from a "Great Character" to an "Amazing Character" for us?
You know, we thought to ourselves - was there one particular moment where we both thought our love for Obi-Wan Kenobi jumped to a whole new level? And if so, what was that moment(s)? You may or may not be surprised at our answers! We knew we always loved Obi-Wan from the start, but there was just something about the moment(s) we discuss in this episode that elevated him in our eyes from being a "great" character to an absolutely "amazing" character. You'll find out where and when that moment happened for us in this episode!
Episode 100!!!!!! A Celebration with Our Friends and Patrons
WELCOME TO OUR 100TH EPISODE!!! We can't believe we're here!!! How have we already created this many installments of Most Things Kenobi?!?!? Buckle up because this one is about 5 times the length of our standard episodes LOL!! What better way to celebrate this milestone than to invite our friends and supporters to join us. We chat about the MTK community, learn how each person discovered us, and revisit favorite episodes. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Cheers to 100 more!
Episode 99: Star Wars Celebration Europe - Recounting Our Star Wars Adventure Abroad!
The Space Twins are back from Europe! This week's episode is all about recounting the events of our 2023 Star Wars Celebration in London, including all the fun, chaos, new memories made with friends/listeners, the epic panels (complete with soundbites!), our favorite cosplays, and everything in between. LeeAnn also successfully spoke as one of several scientists on the "Science and The Return of the Jedi" panel; an experience she will never forget. There are a lot of laughs in this episode, but also a lot of heartfelt moments as well (and how fitting to be able to share our memories here on the 99th Episode of the show!) It was a long journey, but we were SO happy to have had the chance to do it, and to do it together. Thank you to everyone who shared Celebration 2023 with us and helped to make it an amazing experience!
Episode 98: A Conversation About "Return of the Jedi" in Honor of its 40th Anniversary
Join us in a fun and casual conversation about Return of the Jedi. This iconic movie turns 40 this year and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than to gush about Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Lando, and the Ewoks. Special emphasis on Luke's confrontation with Vader and the Emperor and how that impacts our feelings about the sequels.
Episode 97: Revenge of the Sith, Clone Wars Season 7, and Obi-Wan Kenobi - How things changed "knowing what we know now"
When The Clone Wars epic Season 7 was released, it filled in many of the blanks from Revenge of the Sith while also giving further character development, especially when it came to Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, and Anakin Skywalker. Now that we have further knowledge of the events that took place within Revenge fo the Sith, how did it change our view of Obi-Wan Kenobi, or did it confirm some of the things we already knew about his character? There's SO much to discuss from Clone Wars Season 7 alone and with so much to investigate, we made sure to cover all the bases. Let's relive the pain and torture from the last moments where we see Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, and Anakin Skywalker together before the galaxy turned upside down.
Episode 96 - Our Thoughts on The Mandalorian Season 3, Episodes 1-4 (SPOILERS)
THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 3. This week we dip our toes into the "living waters" of Mandalore and discuss The Mandalorian season 3, episodes 1-4. There's so much to unpack--mythic creatures, old friends, new adventures! And of course the adorable Grogu!
Episode 95: Satine Kryze and Bo-Katan - Antagonistic Sisters of Mandalore (SPOILERS)
This week we dive into the messy relationship between Duchess Satine Kryze and her estranged sister, Bo-Katan. These two women are dissimilar in nearly every way possible, including their political beliefs. Lauren outlines a theory she'd had about Bo for years, and LeeAnn does a fascinating comparison of the sisters' respective castles. We also reveal an amazing Kryze teaser dropped by Dave Filoni years ago in an interview. This episode contains spoilers for The Mandalorian.
Episode 94: Part 2 of Star Wars Alternate Universe Scenarios, plus a Star Wars Celebration announcement!
Because we had so many submissions for what our listener's have as Alternate Universe (AU) scenarios within Star Wars, we had to do a second part to include them all - and they are ALL amazing. We had so much fun reading them, theorizing about them, and going a little bit off the rails with just about all of them! Plus: we begin this episode with a very amazing Star Wars Celebration Panel announcement you won't want to miss. Thanks again to everyone for sharing their favorite AUs and for giving us amazing ideas to play around with for two episodes!
Episode 93: Discussing a List of Star Wars Alternate Universe Scenarios - All the Happiness and None of the Pain! (Part 1 of 2)
The creativity of an Alternate Universes (or "AUs", for short) within the Star Wars realm is vast and plenty. We thought it would be fun to dip our toes into the AU world and discuss a few, so we asked our followers on the Most Things Kenobi Instagram (@most_things_kenobi) what AUs or Headcanons they have and if they would like to share them with us. We got SO many replies that we had to split this episode into two parts to cover all of them! We start this week's episode off by sharing a few of our own personal AU/Headcanons, and then transition over to those that were shared with us on social media. We think you'll be surprised by many of them, and perhaps even more so with our responses and elaborations on them! Stay tuned for Part 2 next week where we'll finish up the list. Thank you to all the followers and listeners who shared their ideas with us!
Episode 92: Discussing the Clone Wars "Citadel Arc" Part 3: Citadel Rescue
This is our third and final episode breaking down the Citadel Arc from the Clone Wars. We have a great time discussing Obi-Wan going ham, Anakin and Tarkin's budding evil-empire friendship, and Ahsoka and Master Plo's lie. We also chat about Palpatine's end game for the Nexus Route, whether good intentions counterbalance bad outcomes, and Obi-Wan's beliefs about honor.
Episode 91: Discussing the Clone Wars "Citadel Arc" Part 2: Counterattack
We go deep in this episode about "Counterattack" from the Clone War's Citadel Arc. We discuss Tarkin's implications that the ends justify the means, Echo's "death," the injustice of inherent evil, and so much more!!! Hang on to your hats because it's about to get a little intense!
Episode 90: Discussing the Clone Wars "Citadel Arc" and it's Impact (and Insanity!) Part 1 of 3
One of our all time favorite Clone Wars episode arcs is the "Citadel Arc," which begins with its namesake episode titled, "The Citadel," in which our favorite Jedi and Clones go on a rescue mission to a giant, booby-trapped, maximum security prison that was originally built to CONTAIN ROGUE JEDI. It's a little crazy, right? We discuss our thoughts and theories on this fact, plus all the craziness that follows: meeting Tarkin for the first time pre-OT and seeing carbon freezing for the first time pre-OT. We also talk about the symbolism of the colors used in the design of the planet where the Citadel is located and how it represents a lot more than what you initially think. This episode sets the stage for some of the most heartbreaking, foreboding, and impactful moments to come in the series and in Star Wars as a whole, so join us on this three part series as we break it all down!
Episode 89: A Big Announcement for MTK, Matt Lanter Love and Appreciation, and a Whole Lot of Laughs
This episode is chock full of laughter over MANY things, and it starts at the beginning of the episode when we announce some big, BIG news for Most Things Kenobi! We then transition to discussing the many talents of Matt Lanter, the voice of Anakin Skywalker in The Clone Wars and many other Star Wars projects. We go over some of the television shows he's been in that we adore (and share many a laugh over!) while singing his praises for the work he's done. We had a lot of fun recording this episode, and at the heart of it is our love and respect for Matt Lanter and what he's brought to the character of Anakin Skywalker. We adore you, Matt! (And if you know what the hell Anakin whispers to the Zygerrian queen, we're all ears!)
Episode 88: It's a Book Review Episode! Reviewing the Star Wars Novel "Rebel Rising" by Beth Revis
MAJOR Spoilers ahead in this episode if you have not read the book "Rebel Rising," so proceed with caution! With that being said, we have recently read the novel and have many, MANY thoughts on it (especially after seeing the "Andor" series)! This is the story of Jyn Erso's life after Saw Gerrera rescues her from the bunker on Lah'mu in "Rogue One," and spans through the years leading up to when we see her again in the movie. The novel also answers a lot of the questions on where Jyn's attitude, her fighting skills, her growing abandonment issues, and her eventual hope for the future comes from. We'll discuss all this and more, and explain all the incredible (and heartbreaking) similarities there are between Jyn's story and Cassian's story. We ask the question: did the Force bring them together in the end? We give our answers and we hope you provide us yours as well.
Episode 87: Iconic Entrances and Exits from Our Favorite Original Trilogy Characters
In this week's episode we're using a different approach to analyze the original trilogy in the Star Wars universe; we're discussing our favorite characters' entrances and exits. How does their first appearance on screen compare with their last? Is there symbolism in the cinematography? Does an entrance or an exit play into a larger narrative? Join us as we examine R2D2, C3PO, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo & Chewbacca, Lando, the Emperor, and Yoda through this unusual lens.
Episode 86: Hondo Ohnaka - the Weequay, the Myth, the Legend!
Our Patrons chose the topic of this week's episode, and we couldn't be happier. They wanted us to do a character study on everyone's favorite galactic pirate, Hondo Ohnaka! He's become a fixture in the Star Wars universe and one of our personal favorite characters! From his original appearance in The Clone Wars, his continuation in Rebels, comics, and even his current residency at Disney's "Galaxy's Edge" theme park, how has one Weequay pirate stood the test of time and stolen the hearts of millions (not to mention spices, goods, and occasionally even some people?) We'll discuss it all in this episode!
Episode 85: Breaking Down the Kadavo Arc, Part 3: "Escape from Kadavo"
Oh you thought the torture and drama and insanity was over? WRONG. "Escape from Kadavo" is the dramatic and crazy conclusion of this three part episode arc, and it does not disappoint. We get it all: we finally get to see the slaves escaping (but, um...why so few? where did all the other slaves go?) We get Rex javelin-spearing a fat dude in a floating chair through the chest. We get Anakin and Ahsoka not having any sort of conversation over wtf just happened with the Zygerrians and why they were sent on this mission in the first place. It's the culmination of a rather traumatic mission, despite the entertainment it provided. But, in the end, it's a happy one (kind of.) The mental and physical scars that Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and Rex sustain on this mission linger long after it has ended, but hey - at least the people of Kiros were saved! Ah yes, we adore you, Kadavo Arc!
Episode 84: Breaking Down the Kadavo Arc, Part 2: "Slaves of the Republic"
Here is part 2 of our breakdown of the Kadavo Arc from The Clone Wars. If you can believe it, things get even crazier as Obi-Wan gets another beating of a lifetime, Anakin seduces a queen, and Ahsoka goes under cover as a slave...oh, and Rex tags along in the mayhem. "Slaves of the Republic" has stuff we never thought we would see in a kids animated series...but as we all know by now, Clone Wars is not your ordinary kid's show. Sit back and enjoy the chaos with us!
Episode 83: Breaking Down the Kadavo Arc, Part 1: "Kidnapped"
This week we're heading back to The Clone Wars as we break down some of our favorite episodes: The Kadavo Arc. We start with "Kidnapped," a crazy plot that includes Obi-Wan getting the sh!t kicked out of him, Anakin completely losing his temper, and Ahsoka doing her best in the middle of the chaos. Join us as we discuss one of the most notorious Clone Wars stories full of beatings, kidnapping, and A LOT of bruises.
Episode 82: Continuing to Dissect Obi-Wan and Maul's Messy Relationship and its Dramatic Conclusion in "Rebels"
This week we conclude our deep discussion on Obi-Wan and Darth Maul's relationship throughout Star Wars, beginning with "The Lawless" and finishing with the dramatic conclusion between these two linked characters in Rebels episode "Twin Suns." We even discuss Maul's twisted, sordid obsession with Satine and his shrine we catch a glimpse of in Rebels, dissecting what we think the shrine meant and how it shows a new level of Maul's character. In the end, Obi-Wan and Maul are two characters who have been connected from the start, and the compassion Obi-Wan shows Maul in the end shows Obi-Wan's true character. What a full circle story between the two of them. We hope we covered it sufficiently between our previous episode and this week's episode, because as painful as their story is: it's one of the greatest in Star Wars.
Episode 81: Breaking Down the Dumpster Fire that is Obi-Wan and Darth Maul's Relationship, Part 1
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul's lives have been linked since the beginning: from The Phantom Menace all the way through to Star Wars Rebels, these two characters have shared loss, isolation and emotion together, and have had a constant presence in one another's life. In this episode, we break down the similarities and differences between these two characters, starting with the Phantom Menace through The Clone Wars "Revival" episode. (In next week's episode, we'll pick it back up and continue through their conclusion in Star Wars Rebels episode, "Twin Suns.") We also raise the question of whether it was a smart idea to bring Maul back, and if it has forwarded the Star Wars story in a positive or negative way. Given that we're dedicating two episodes to this dumpster fire of a relationship between Kenobi and Maul - you probably already know our answer!
Episode 80: Time for an Andor Season Finale Freak Out! (SPOILERS)
We. Freaking. Loved. This. Show. Andor was a brilliant work of art that we both absolutely adored. In this episode, we go through our favorite moments from Andor 8-12, including revisiting the epic monologues, gushing about Diego Luna's beautiful portrayal of Cassian (GIVE THIS MAN AN AWARD!!!), spazzing out about Mon Mothma's ruthlessness, and gushing about Maarva'S brick, Brasso's hug, B2EMO's hologram projection, Kino's courage (we will never forget you, Kino!!!), Luthen's sacrifice, and more!!!
Episode 79: Get to Know Your Hosts! Lauren Interviews LeeAnn, Part 2 of 2
Episode 78: Get to Know Your Hosts! LeeAnn interviews Lauren with a variety of (hilarious & insightful) questions
This week is the first of two installments of a series we call: Get to know your hosts! To start, LeeAnn interviews Lauren with a number of questions Lauren has not seen beforehand, so her answers are off-the-cuff and both hilarious and insightful. Next week, Lauren will do the same to LeeAnn, and in the end we hope our listeners have fun and get to know their Space Twin hosts a little better!
Episode 77: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Quinlan Vos - An Unexpected but Perfect Pairing
One of our all time favorite Clone Wars episodes is "Hunt for Ziro" where Obi-Wan Kenobi gets paired up with Quinlan Vos. The resulting snark and banter is second to none and made LeeAnn and Lauren instant fans of the roguish Jedi. In this episode, we discuss this hilarious duo, as well as the book Dark Disciple, and Quinlan's mention in the Kenobi series. We hope you enjoy!
Episode 76: Reviewing "Tales of the Jedi"
All six episodes of "Tales of the Jedi" dropped at once, so of course we watched them all at once...but our review may NOT be what you'd expect from us (Hint: we did not like the majority of the episodes.) We'll explain why, with a few of our opinions being rather, erm...strongly-worded (Another hint: LeeAnn goes off!) At the end of the day, we love Dave Filoni, we love The Clone Wars, and we love anything that revisits the characters that we've come to know and love, but "Tales of the Jedi" missed the mark for us in many ways. Major spoilers ahead for those who have not watched all the episodes.
Episode 75: Gushing About Andor Episode 7 (SPOILERS)
Andor episode 7 was emotional for both of us. Whether it was Cassian and Maarva's heartbreaking conversation, Mon Mothma's tense interactions, or the flashbacks that revealed more about Clem's fate, we were moved by the amazing performances (and the truly incredible script!). We chat about our favorite moments...and a few moments we didn't quite like. One thing is for certain, we both agree Andor is one of the best things to come out of Star Wars, and we can't wait to see what happens next!
Episode 74: A Conversation About Art, Creativity, and Star Wars with Artist Jennie Marie Studio
Today we have something a little different for you. Last week LeeAnn was traveling and didn’t have time to record with me, so I dug into our archives and dusted off an interview I did with Jennie Marie Studio that I recorded about a year ago. Jennie’s made a name for herself hand painting glass candle votives. Most of them feature Star Wars scenes, but she’s also been known to do Marvel, DC, and lord of the rings. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen my unboxing video of the custom commission she painted for me depicting the dark and brutal relationship between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul. It’s truly a masterpiece. Follow Jennie's instagram @jenniemariestudio
In this interview, we discuss everything from Jennie’s formal art training in Florence, to how the American school system didn’t work for our creative brains, to how her teenage love for Luke Skywalker eventually led to her current business venture painting custom votives. We had a fabulous time recording this and ended up chatting for almost 3 hours. This is a shortened version, but if you’d like to listen to the full conversation, please consider joining our Patreon where we post complete interviews, episode extras, and so much more.
Episode 73: Losing Our Minds over Andor Episodes 5 and 6!
This series just keeps blowing our minds. The visuals, the story-telling, the character development, and the climax of Episode 6 alone had us freaking out ONCE AGAIN, because that seems to be what Andor does to us! For what it's worth, that's the entirety of our episode this week: discussing everything we loved (and many things we questioned...like who the hell IS Uncle Harlo? And WHY did Skeen lie to all of us about his brother? DAMN HIM!) As LeeAnn said: Episode 5 was the build up. Episode 6 was the explosion....and we loved every second of it.
Episode 72: Comparing & Contrasting Anakin and Padme's Relationship to Obi-Wan and Satine's Relationship
Anidala. Obitine. Whatever "ship" name you have for them, they're the relationship pairings we're discussing in this week's episode! We asked ourselves the question: how is Anakin and Padme's relationship similar and/or different from the relationship between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Satine Kryze? We go a bit deep into love languages, displays of affection, intense behavior (or lack thereof!), and ultimately reach a consensus on what we feel are similarities and differences between the two couples. Attachments may be forbidden to the Jedi, but *nothing* is forbidden on this podcast - so let's discuss!
Episode 71: Andor Episode 4 Was So Good We Just Had to Talk About It (SPOILERS!)
We know, we know... we were supposed to talk about Obi-Wan and Satine compared to Anakin and Padme... and we will, we promise. But the fourth episode of Andor was so freaking good we couldn't resist talking about it. This show is knocking it out of the park with its script, plot, acting, cinematography, Star Wars references, symbolism, etc! Our minds are blown. Listen in to learn about the significance of the cherry blossoms, the CRAZY items in Luthan's shop, and the deliberate ways Cassian mirrors Jyn.
Episode 70: Andor is Here! Our Thoughts on the First Three Episodes (SPOILERS!)
(MAJOR SPOILERS! Do not listen if you haven't yet watched the first three episodes of the Andor series!) With the triple episode premier of Andor, we have a lot of ground to cover in this episode! We cover all the highs and lows of each episode in the series so far, highlighting the storytelling, the character development, and the cinematography (does it get any better? Honestly?) At times we have opposing opinions on some parts of the show, but one thing is certain: we both agree that this show is unlike any other in the Star Wars live action universe thus far, and we're excited for more!
Episode 69: Real World Jobs for Star Wars Characters (Rogue One and A New Hope Edition)
Have you ever wondered what jobs Star Wars characters would have in our world? In this episode, we speculate, theorize, and hypothesize our way through the Rogue One and A New Hope characters...and we laugh A LOT along the way! What jobs do you think Cassian Andor or Old Ben Kenobi might have on planet Earth in 2022? Tell us your ideas over on social media!
Episode 68: A "ConverSWation" about Kenobi and Andor with our friends from the ConverSWations Podcast!
This episode, we're joined by two of our friends from the Star Wars podcasting world, Charles and Pat - the hosts of "ConverSWations." They're hilarious, insightful, thoughtful, and true geeks just like ourselves! And since they so graciously had us on their show, we absolutely had to have them on ours (plus, they're just plain fun and delightful, and we adore them!) Our topics of choice for the episode? The Obi-Wan Kenobi series, of course! Charles and Pat give us their full run down on what they thought of the show as a whole, particularly the finale and how it impacted them. We transition into thoughts and predictions for the upcoming Andor series, and...as always...share PLENTY of laughs, jokes, and even some well-done impressions. We love these guys and thank them for joining us (though we hope it won't be the last!) Please check our their podcast, ConverSWations, on your favorite podcast player, and be sure to follow their social medias via their link tree at: linker.ee/converswations
Episode 67: Rewatching Rogue One in the Theater...And Sobbing Like Fools!
The stars aligned and a magical thing happened!! Rogue One was released in imax theaters during the one weekend LeeAnn came to visit Lauren, so OF COURSE they went to see it together!!! The countdown to Andor has begun and your resident Space Twins couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to watch one of the greatest Star Wars movies ever made. Relive the heartbreaking sacrifices made by the Rogue One crew as we talk through what it was like to see this incredible movie on the silver screen.
Episode 66: "Execute Order 66."
Your Space Twins are together in person for this episode (and next week's as well!), so to celebrate this and our 66th episode, we HAD to talk about Order 66. We talk a lot about the Jedi Purge from the Jedi's perspectives, from the Clone's perspectives, and even delve into a little history behind the meaning and naming of "Order 66" itself. Palpatine/Darth Sidious spent years creating one of the most evil, masterminded plans ever and the after effects forever haunt the story of Star Wars and the fandom.
Episode 65: Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation (AKA Obi-Wan Kenobi Wears a Hawaiian Shirt!)
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Hawaiian shirt is going to be remembered as one of the greatest moments in Star Wars history. OK...that may be taking things a bit far, but LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation is a delightful little movie that made both LeeAnn and Lauren laugh out loud. The greatest scenes in the film feature James Arnold Taylor, returning to his role as Obi-Wan, singing on stage with the Max Rebo Band...James, we have questions for you about this legendary performance! Join us this week as we try to wrap our minds around LEGO Obi-Wan having fun. By the way, here's a link to Journen's drawing of this unbelievable scene that we mention in our episode.
Episode 64: Getting Hyped for "Andor" and Discussing the Latest Trailer!
Episode 63: A Hilarious Conversation About Obitine (AKA Obi-Wan Kenobi and Satine Kryze)
In this episode we discuss the complicated love between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Satine Kryze, the Duchess of Mandalore. But don't worry, this is not a heavy, heartbreaking episode. Though we do touch on the horrific events that take place in The Lawless, we mostly focus on this couple's hilarious banter, their unexpected confessions, and the unanswered questions that still torment our hearts!!!!!
Episode 62: Droids, Droids, Droids!
Ahhh, droids. What would Star Wars be without droids? And who doesn't love them? The word "droid" evokes memories of the Original Trilogy duo, C3PO and R2D2, and yet there are so many more droids throughout the Star Wars universe! In this episode, we give love to the OGs and many more, including some that might be lesser known or don't get the love and attention they most certainly deserve. Plus, we ask the question: Do droids feel? Do they form bonds? Are they more sentient than they first appear? We'll get into this and discuss all the droids we can in this episode (complete with sound bites from some of our favorites!)
Episode 61: Top 5 Clone Wars Moments that ALWAYS Make Us Cry
Clone Wars is one of the most brilliant "cartoons" ever made. It's animated art, and, like all good art, it evokes strong emotions. At first glance the show might seem like a happy-go-lucky kid's show, but the further into the episodes you get, the plots become deeper, darker, and more devastating. Join us this week as we talk through the top 5 moments in the Clone Wars that ALWAYS make us cry. Grab your box of tissues and come sob with us.
Episode 60: All the Ways We Believe Leia is Like Anakin and Padme
For our 60th episode, we turned the choice of topic over to our Patreon members! When asking them what topic they'd like us to cover, 100% of them chose "How Leia is like her parents", so that's exactly what we discuss in this week's episode. We were so excited to break down the character traits that Leia emulates from both her parents, covering the positive qualities, and even the less flattering qualities, of her biological parents. One parent in particular stood out as being the most like Leia, which you'll hear us reveal and discuss at length. And just as Obi-Wan Kenobi described to Leia in the final episode of the Kenobi series all the traits she has from both her parents, we agree that the harmonious blend of both Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker is what makes Leia the very special human that she was and always will be.
Episode 59: What the Hell are The Whills in Star Wars?
We did not know what we were getting into when we decided to do an episode on The Whills. The more we researched, the less we seemed to grasp the concept. The Whills are, in essence, The Force in Star Wars. But it's so much more complicated than just an energy that surrounds us. We're talking about the thing that binds the galaxy together. Midi-chlorians, Jedha City, The Grand Experiment, Anakin Skywalker, The Journal of the Whills, the guardians of the Whills, the disciples of the Whills, Force ghosts, shamans, priestesses...welcome to one of the craziest rabbit holes in all of Star Wars! Join us as we try to make sense of George Lucas' building blocks for a galaxy far, far away.
Episode 58: Revisiting our Lists of the "Top 5 Things We Want From the Kenobi Show" (Originally debuted in Episode 47)
Alas...the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has finished, but we're not ready to give it up yet! We're holding on to the greatness by revisiting the list we created and discussed in Episode 47, our "Top 5 Kenobi Wants" we each hoped to see at some point throughout the series. (Be sure to listen to that episode first before listening to this one!) While revisiting our list, we discuss if we got any of our wants and if we were pleased by them. On the flip side, we discuss if there were any moments on our list that we didn't get, and if we were disappointed by not getting them. Surprisingly, we got most of what we wanted! Though much of it was not in the way we could have ever imagined.
Episode 57: Moved to Tears by Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 6 (SPOILER ALERT)
We were blown away by the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale. We cried while watching it, we cried while recording this podcast episode, we cried when we rewatched it. Dive into one of the most moving moments in Star Wars history with us. We discuss the epic lightsaber duel, Reva's visit to the Lars' homestead, and the beautiful moment Obi-Wan shares with the Organa's.
Episode 56: A Conversation About Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 (SPOILER ALERT)
This week we dive into episode 5 of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, and for the first time maybe ever, LeeAnn and Lauren don't agree! We have a deep discussion about the strengths and weaknesses, and the excitement and disappointment that we experienced. Don't worry, we are still friends :)
Episode 55: We Bring the Feels while Reviewing Episode 4 of the Obi-Wan Kenobi Series (SPOILER ALERT)
This week we share our mixed feelings when it comes to Episode 4. Most of this episode moved us, either to tears or strong emotions, some scenes left us wanting more, while many others left us gasping and cheering. We go over all these and more, while theorizing what several of the episode's elements might mean (ahem, that TOMB?!). We also can't be the only ones who were left in tears by the end of the episode, which is a moment in Star Wars we'll never be grateful enough to have witnessed. Bottom line: Kenobi's getting his groove back, and we cannot wait to see where the last two episodes lead us!
Episode 54 - Excitement and Thoughts about Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3 (SPOILER ALERT!)
This episode had it all, and we address every moment of the sheer excitement we felt while watching Episode 3! So as usual: **SPOILER ALERT** if you haven't seen this episode yet! There were so many amazing scenes, so many heartwarming moments, and of course - THAT scene - between Vader and Obi-Wan, that had us in our feels. In fact, discussing the scenes had us feeling very passionate while we recorded this episode and as we reviewed our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. This was one hell of an episode, and we can't wait to see what awaits us next week in the series.
Episode 53: Our Thoughts on Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Parts 1 & 2 (*SPOILER ALERT*)
It's finally here!!!! We were thrilled by the first 2 installments of the Kenobi series, and in this episode we breakdown our favorite moments, talk about the deeper meaning behind some of the scenes, and freak out over a new fan theory that makes a lot of sense. Needless to say, this episode is filled with spoilers, so please proceed with caution. Also, please excuse the odd quality of this recording. Lauren is sick and LeeAnn's neighbor picked the most inopportune moment to mow his lawn. But, as usual, we did the best we could. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/MostThingsKenobi
Episode 52: Our Favorite Bad Ass Kenobi Moments from Movies and Television
Let’s get hyped for the Kenobi show! This is our final episode before we begin weekly coverage of the Obi-Wan Kenobi show on Disney+, so what better way to get excited than to discuss our favorite “bad ass Kenobi” scenes? We’ll go over each of our top 5 moments we think Obi-Wan was the most bad ass, whether it be in the movies or in the Clone Wars television show. Of course, we also include a few honorable mentions as well. Looking into the future, we have vowed to revisit this list once the Kenobi show finishes and we’ll see where our current top 5 ranks once the show is over! One thing is certain: Obi-Wan was, is, and will ALWAYS be a bad ass.
Episode 51: An In-Depth Review of the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Experience with LeeAnn and her friends Derrick and Corey!
This week is a very special episode for Most Things Kenobi, as LeeAnn and her dear friends Derrick and Corey review their amazing experience aboard the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser. During this in-depth conversation (which DOES include spoilers!), they'll describe what they thought of the experience, including hits and misses, how they were able to book the Galactic Suite, and even reveal some pro tips for the best experience if you ever decide to stay aboard the Starcruiser. And of course, they'll share plenty of personal stories and even some tender moments shared between them over this truly one-of-a-kind adventure. A special shout out goes out to our other friends who joined us on the Starcruiser, including Leslie, Kristeen, Dan, and Greg. We couldn't have had the amazing stay we did without everyone who made up our group and shared in the memories we all made during the stay. It's one of our lengthier episodes, but we wanted to provide a clear, unbiased, and informative rundown of the experience for everyone to enjoy!
Episode 50: Emergency Freak Out About the May 4th Kenobi Trailer
On May the 4th we received another brilliant Kenobi trailer and we NEEDED to gush about it. So, here's our impromptu freak out session about Ewan's voice, Reva's scream, and Vader's breathing. We are so hyped about this show!!! How about you? Also, we're now on Patreon!!!! If you enjoy our show, please consider supporting us. You'll receive lots of cool stuff in return, AND you'll help Most Things Kenobi expand into other fun content. Here's a direct link: www.patreon.com/MostThingsKenobi
Episode 49: Reviewing the fan film "Kenobi", written by and starring Jamie Costa and directed by Jason Satterlund.
This week we review "Kenobi", a roughly 18 minute fan film about Obi-Wan Kenobi, and is one of our personal favorites - and what we believe is one of THE best fan films out there. Written by the actor who plays Obi-Wan in the film, Jamie Costa displays his talent and love for Star Wars throughout this brief but wonderful film. The story is set several years after Revenge of the Sith, where Obi-Wan remains haunted by Anakin Skywalker while living on Tatooine. Every time he looks at his friend's old lightsaber, he struggles internally with how he must protect Skywalker's son. The ending of this film is beautiful, and really rings true to the spirit of Kenobi and his bond with Luke Skywalker. And - we even get a surprise cameo by James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Kenobi in The Clone Wars! We discuss the storyline, the fantastic cinematography, and even hit a few of the things we didn't like (though that list is *very* short).
Episode 48: In Appreciation of Adam Driver - the Incredible Actor Behind Kylo Ren/Ben Solo
Adam Driver has more range in his acting abilities than we have minutes to cover, but we do our damndest in this episode! We share our appreciation and awe-inspired takes on Adam's acting, commenting heavily on his character within the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, in addition to several other of his other roles in film and television. From his humble background to his military experience to his degree from The Juilliard School, Adam Driver's talents know no bounds. We wanted to celebrate each one, and to thank him for bringing the character of Ben Solo/Kylo Ren to life.
Episode 47: The Top 5 Things We Want to See in the Kenobi Series
We can't help it! We have wants! In case you couldn't tell, we're very excited about the upcoming Kenobi Series starring Ewan McGregor. To celebrate, we've compiled a list of the top five things we hope/want to see. Are any of our desires on your own list?! What are you hoping to see? Join us as we gush about one of the galaxy's finest Jedi!
Episode 46: Breaking Down the Mortis Arc, Part 3: "Ghosts of Mortis"
Episode 45: Breaking Down the Mortis Arc, Part 2: "Altar of Mortis"
Episode 44: Breaking Down the Mortis Arc, Part 1: "Overlords"
The Mortis Arc in the Clone Wars television series is one of the best the show has ever produced. It's heavy on symbolism, drama, foreshadowing, and fantastic storytelling. We'll discuss all of these things that pertain to the first episode in the arc, titled "Overlords". Over the next two weeks, we'll do the same for the rest of the episodes within this arc. MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD, so if you have not watched the Clone Wars or have not yet seen this arc in particular, please come back and listen once you've viewed it.
Episode 43: Hera Syndulla - Pilot, General, and Rebellion Bad Ass
Hera Syndulla is an incredible woman of many roles. She's one of the galaxy's best pilots, a wonderful soul, a mother, friend, leader, General...and a Rebellion bad ass. We discuss all of Hera's roles over the course of her life, including her relationships with the Ghost crew, her role in the Rebellion and later, the Resistance, and how massive her impact has been within the Star Wars galaxy as a whole. Let's honor this amazing woman together!
Episode 42: Freaking Out About the Kenobi Trailer
It's here!!! The Kenobi trailer finally dropped and we just HAD to record an episode about it!! We gush uncontrollably for a while before breaking the trailer down nearly scene by scene. We talk about how exciting it is to have Ewan (and his lock of hair) back, how amazing the dialogue sounded, and yes, we even discuss the shape of the inquisitor's head.
Episode 41: Another Q & A Session! (Part 2)
Today just happens to be Most Things Kenobi's 5th birthday (the blog, not the podcast). We're so happy to celebrate by sharing part 2 of our latest Q & A session. We had a great time answering questions about Star Wars novels, fan fictions, the future of the franchise, and so much more!
Episode 40: Another Q & A Session! (Part 1)
We can't believe it's already our 40th episode! To celebrate, we're hosting another Q&A session where our listeners send in questions of all kinds. We answer personal stuff, fandom stuff, and Obi-Wan stuff...Lauren rants about how much she hates celery and LeeAnn talks about her Kenobi and Cupcakes theory. Sit back, relax, and laugh with us!
Episode 39: The Cinematic Greatness of the Rogue One Darth Vader Hallway Scene
You know the scene. You LOVE the scene. And so do we....so much so that we dedicated an entire episode to discussing it: the Rogue One Darth Vader hallway scene. Praised by the majority of Star Wars fans and hailed as one of the best scenes in the franchise, we couldn't help but get a little excited (especially LeeAnn!) while reviewing it. We discuss all the reasons why it is such an effective and impactful scene, why we each personally love it, and also reveal some of the filming techniques used by Gareth Edwards to bring it to life. Come join us as we sing all the praises of this amazing moment in cinema!
Episode 38: Our Favorite (and Least Favorite) Quotes From Star Wars
Whether they are words of wisdom you can live by, or just epic lines spoken by our beloved characters, in this episode we discuss our favorite Star Wars quotes. And, to have a bit of a laugh, we decided to throw in a few quotes that we find EXTREMELY cringey. Did any of your favs make it onto our short list? Let us know what you think!
Episode 37: Discussing the Events of The Book of Boba Fett Episode 6 (EMERGENCY RECORDING!)
This episode contains major spoilers for the 6th episode of The Book of Boba Fett, so proceed with caution if you have not seen the episode! READ NO FURTHER if you haven't seen the episode! But if you have, then you KNOW why we had to do a special recording. We were so excited to witness the amazing work done in bringing Luke Skywalker back, along with Ahsoka Tano, Grogu, Mando, Cad Bane, plus ALL the references made within this amazing episode - it was so much greatness that we just HAD to do an emergency recording! Enjoy all the gushing and discussing we do, covering the pros and cons, all the possibilities to come, and everything in between in this one giant episode.
Episode 36: Discussing the Talents of James Arnold Taylor (Voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars)
Among Star Wars fans, we recognize James Arnold Taylor as the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars movie and television series - AND the voice of our podcast intros (we are forever in your debt, James!) However, JAT's talents extend well beyond just this one character. In this episode, we go over several of our favorite works that James has done throughout his lengthy voice acting career, much of which involves voice work in the gaming world. We spend some time geeking out over a few of those videos games, as well as JAT's various television and movie works, all the while singing his praises. Thanks again for being a wonderful human and an incredible talent, James! (And thanks again for our own podcast intros!)
Episode 35: A Women on Star Wars Roundtable Discussion on Padmé Amidala
Our dear friend Jennie from @jenniemariestudio joins us for our first Women on Star Wars roundtable. One of our recent episodes regarding Padmé Amidala inspired all three of us to have a more in-depth conversation about the Queen of Naboo, a character Lauren, LeeAnn, and Jennie all struggled to like when The Phantom Menace debuted. Since then, with more exposure to the character via television series and novels, our minds have all been changed. In addition, Jennie will discuss her love of art and how Star Wars (and Padmé herself) have influenced her. Be sure to check out Jennie's art on Etsy at: jenniemariestudio
Episode 34: Reviewing Short Stories included in "From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back" Collection
The audio book "From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back" was gifted to us by an incredibly generous viewer, so we decided to do a series of episodes where we review and discuss some of the short stories contained within this collection. This episode, we review the stories titled "Disturbance" and "There is Always Another". We'll also include discussion on the voice actors (as well as the writers) of the stories. If you have a short story you love and want us to review from this collection, let us know on our social media accounts or through our website: mostthingskenobi.com!
Episode 33: Obi-Wan Kenobi's Magnificent Hair
Whether you love it or hate it, Obi-Wan Kenobi's coiffe is legendary. In this episode, we discuss the hairdos and the hair-don'ts, from the heinous Phantom Menace flattop to the unfortunate Attack of the Clones Bee Gee mullet to the dashing Clone Wars rogue strand of hair. Get out your round brushes and your hairspray, because we're going platinum with these iconic styles! We also give a shoutout to our artist friend Journen who drew what we think would be the ideal hairstyle for Ewan McGregor in the Kenobi Series. Check it out here.
Episode 32: Did Padmé Amidala Die of a Broken Heart?
Episode 31: Baby Yoda and the Jedi
As we say farewell to the year 2021, we discuss the influence The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda/Grogu had on all of us this past year. Specifically, we discuss Grogu and his interactions with Ahsoka and Luke, and the theories we have regarding his influence on both, and both Luke and Ahsoka's influence on him. We raise a few interesting points regarding what Grogu saw on the Seeing Stone as well. Come join us as we all relive the greatness of Baby Yoda, Ahsoka, and Luke in the Second Season of The Mandalorian!
Episode 30: How Would the Star Wars Universe (and Anakin's life) be Different if Qui-Gon had Lived?
Duel of the Fates - the pivotal moment in Star Wars where Anakin's future hung in the balance. If Qui-Gon had survived and became Skywalker's master, would the boy still have turned to the Dark Side? How would Obi-Wan's life have been different? Would he have taken a darker path? What would Qui-Gon have thought of the Clone Wars? Would he still have learned from the Whills about preserving his consciousness after death? We dig deep into all these questions and more in this week's episode. Don't forget to swing by our Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr to tell us your thoughts! Don't forget to check out mostthingskenobi.com as well!
Episode 29: Sad Things That Make A Sad Obi-Wan
We wanted to call this episode "Sad Obi-Wan" because we discuss all the horrible things that happened to Obi-Wan in his lifetime, but it seemed too simple for how complex and crazy his life was. In this episode, we list all the instances of bad shit that happened to Obi-Wan Kenobi, beginning from the Prequels and continuing all the way through the Original Trilogy. But! There's a lesson at the end of this episode. A lesson that applies to all, not just Kenobi himself. A lesson that we think needs to be reminded to all: that hardships don't have to define a person's life. It's a person's *perseverance* that ultimately defines their character.
Episode 28: Obi-Wan Kenobi Stabs Someone with a Fork While Working Undercover as Rako Hardeen
All Clone Wars fans know the episode arc: Rako Hardeen - the exciting yet heartbreaking plot line where Obi-Wan Kenobi fakes his own death and goes undercover among ruthless bounty hunters. In this episode, we dive into the absolutely CRAZY stuff Obi-Wan does, from stabbing a giant shark-man with a fork, to getting captured by the Hutts, to beating Anakin to a pulp. This story arc is critical to Star Wars because it pushes Anakin further away from the Jedi and right into Sidious's clutches. It's Clone Wars at its finest.
Episode 27: The Legend of Salacious B. Crumb
He may be a puppet, and he may only have a handful of lines in Return of the Jedi (most of which are him laughing), but Salacious Crumb is a legend! He's left a mark on all of our hearts for such a simple creature, but there's more than meets the eye when it comes to Salacious and the rest of his species. So this week, we'll not only give love to Salacious B. Crumb, but we'll discuss facts about his species, how George Lucas came up with his name, and hypothesize on the kinds of jokes he made that made Jabba the Hutt love him so much.
Episode 26: Sam Witwer - The Genius Behind Darth Maul's Voice
In this episode, we sing the praises of Sam Witwer, whose voice has become synonymous with the animated character of Darth Maul. But Sam’s talent extends far beyond just voicing one of the most infamous villains in Star Wars history, and in this episode, we’ll cover as many of those talents as we possibly can (complete with several tangents!). We love giving credit where credit is due, and this week it’s all about crediting the multifaceted Sam Witwer!
Episode 25: What If...Obi-Wan Turned to the Dark Side?
This week we discuss all things "Sith Obi-Wan": would it even be possible? If so, at what moment would Obi-Wan have turned, if he'd gone to the Dark Side? Yes, yes, we know - Obi-Wan would never! But it's fun to dabble in the "What If" world, and this is definitely one of those episodes - one of many more to come, in fact! So what do you think? Was there a moment Obi-Wan may have fallen to the Dark Side? Was there ever a chance he could have turned into a Sith? Let's take a trip through the hypothetical and see where it takes us!
Episode 24: Our Top 3 Han Solo Moments
"Never tell me the odds." "Fly casual." "That's not how the Force works!" Han Solo, the iconic rogue-hero, has more quotable lines than almost anyone else in the Star Wars Universe. In this episode, we gush about our favorite 3 (with some honorable mentions, of course) Han Solo moments. Whether making us burst out laughing or tugging at our heartstrings, he never fails to entertain. Everything's fine here now, situation normal.
Episode 23: The Symbolism behind the Cave Scene in Empire Strikes Back
George Lucas placed the cave scene in Empire Strikes Back directly at the center mark of the center film of the Original Trilogy for a reason. This week, we discuss why the cave scene is so pivotal: the lore, the theories surrounding its meaning, the importance of Luke's decisions and the vision he has within the cave. Lucas didn't just throw this scene into Empire Strikes Back; he created it with purpose and symbolism that helped drive Luke's journey from that point forward. What else will you find in this episode? "Only what you bring with you." Come join us as we go deep into the cave!
Episode 22: Deconstructing Obi-Wan's Costume throughout the Films
In this episode, we break down costume design and inspiration when it comes to the Jedi uniform and Obi-Wan Kenobi's costume throughout the films and animations. From medieval to Samurai influences, there are many pieces to a Jedi's uniform and many historical nods - each of which we'll break down as we discuss...but what about the more specific changes in Obi-Wan's Jedi uniform? We'll discuss how he appears when he begins his tale in The Phantom Menace all the way to what he is wearing in the Original Trilogy and what, if any, symbolism is behind these changes.
Episode 21: Q & A with Most Things Kenobi, Part 2
You asked even more questions, and we had even more answers! Get ready for round two of our listener/audience questions, which are just as varied and random and wonderfully amazing as the listeners who submitted them. We had a BLAST answering them! Thank you again for your support and for joining in. We appreciate every single one of our listeners!
Episode 20: Q & A with Most Things Kenobi Part 1
You asked. We answered! This week is Part 1 of 2 of our listener and fan submitted questions. Some of the questions submitted made us laugh out loud, so we hope you get just as much of a laugh out of our answers! And because our listeners are the best, we received so many questions that we’ll be doing a Part 2 as a follow-up to this episode. Thanks again to everyone who submitted a question, but most of all: thank you for being one of our listeners!
Episode 19: Self Care with Star Wars
Grab a cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate and cuddle in, because this week we're discussing self care with Star Wars. If you're in need of a little comfort or self care, what do you turn to within the world of Star Wars? Is there a favorite movie or favorite Clone Wars episode you always turn on when you need to escape the real world for a while? Do you have a comfort character who brings you joy time and time again? Or are there other fandoms besides Star Wars that you gravitate towards? We cover all this and more in this week's episode!
Episode 18: All About Clones
This week we're talking all things clones: the war, the morality of cloning, the differences and similarities between the various clone troopers we have come to know and love, and pivotal moments throughout the Clone Wars television series that made us truly appreciate who these clone troopers really were. Plus -- what would an all clone episode be without showing support to the amazingly talented Dee Bradley Baker, the voice actor who brought every single clone to life in a way that is remarkably astounding.
Episode 17: Is Obi-Wan Kenobi a "Cinnamon Bun" of a Character?
The definition of a "cinnamon bun" is used to refer to characters described as "Too pure for the world." Meaning: characters with cute, fluffy, caring, kind, and innocent tendencies. Does this sound like Obi-Wan Kenobi to you? We sure as hell don't think so! Many folks online refer to Kenobi as soft and fluffy (and cinnamon-bun'y), but we'll discuss why he is anything but soft and fluffy and is way more bad ass. We'll also discuss how the Kenobi television series may also contribute - or contradict - these thoughts.
Episode 16: The Sound Effects of Star Wars
The hum of a lightsaber. The pew-pew of a blaster. The shriek of a TIE fighter. The menace of Darth Vader's breathing. This week, we discuss the iconic sound effects within the Star Wars universe (and even a few that are less recognized). We also reveal how Ben Burtt, Star Wars sound designer, created some of the original sounds we know and love from the films - some of which may even surprise you. Join us, and let's celebrate the wonderful world of sound!
Episode 15: The Planets of Star Wars
Episode 14: Should Obi-Wan Have Killed Anakin on Mustafar?
"You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you!" We all know the scene. It haunts us to this day. So this week, we ask the question: should Obi-Wan have killed Anakin there on Mustafar instead of taking his lightsaber and walking away? We get deep in this episode, exploring the psychological impacts that moment had on both Obi-Wan and Anakin, and what should have - or what could have - happened had different decisions been made.
Episode 13: Should Rey have been a Kenobi?
Rey Palpatine. Rey Skywalker. But what about Rey Kenobi? This week, we discuss the Sequel trilogy and why Rey could have been, and SHOULD have been, the granddaughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi. We'll discuss all the clues and hints given throughout the Sequel movies that link her to Obi-Wan, along with a lengthy discussion on what The Rise of Skywalker's ending could have been had she been a Kenobi. Tell us what you think: should Rey have been a Kenobi? Would the plot have worked better (or worse) if she had been the descendent of Obi-Wan? We'd love to hear your theories!
Episode 12: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn's Relationship
Master and apprentice. Father figure and son figure. A Jedi and his padawan. Respected, loved, and admired....and gone too soon. A lot of words can be used to describe Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon's relationship, and we'll cover them all in this week's episode. What little we know of Qui-Gon as a character and what little we glean from his and Obi-Wan's brief on-screen relationship leads us in this discussion, but we'll also cover written material and theorize on what we believe was at the heart of these two Jedi's relationship.
Episode 11: Ahsoka Tano and Asajj Ventress: More Alike than You May Think!
One is a Jedi. One is a Sith. Two very different paths, but with backgrounds that are more alike than you may think. Just how different are these two strong women? We'll dig into the pasts of both Ahsoka Tano and Asajj Ventress and discuss their distinct differences, their surprising similarities, and how their circumstances led them to their eventual paths after their Jedi and Sith days. Who knew these two incredibly bad ass women were so alike?! Let's discuss!
Episode 10: Why Dave Filoni is a Goddamn Genius
For our 10th episode, we HAD to highlight our inspiration, our muse, and our hero: Dave Filoni. He's the genius behind many of the Star Wars productions we love and adore, so we wanted to dedicate an episode to him. We highlight his humble beginnings, what inspired him on his way to becoming a key figure within Lucasfilm and Disney, and of course - discuss our own specific reasons as to why we love and adore him. And hey Dave: if you ever want to talk Penguins hockey, LeeAnn is ready! :) Thank you, Dave, for all you've done for Star Wars, and for inspiring us and so many others along the way. This episode is for you!
Episode 9: Is Korkie Kryze a Kenobi?
The drama of it all! (And we'll discuss all of it!) Korkie Kryze, nephew of Duchess Satine Kryze, has been rumored to actually be the biological son of both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Satine Kryze from their younger life love affair. But......is he? Does Korkie merely resemble Obi-Wan, or do they share the same DNA? Were Satine and Obi-Wan ever truly "lovers", or were they "just a crush"? We'll dig deep into one of The Clone War's greatest speculations.
Episode 8: What Makes a Great Sith?
We're going to the Dark Side this week on Most Things Kenobi! In Episode 7, we discussed what makes a great Jedi, but this week we discuss the Sith Code and delve into who was the best Sith, who manipulated the Force for the darkest means, and how their behavior contrasts to that of a Jedi. So...what DOES make a Sith "great"? We'll answer that question and reveal who is our favorite Sith character and why. Join us!
Episode 7: What Makes a Great Jedi?
Episode 6: The Joy of Lightsabers - discussing the talented folks at SaberForge, collecting, colors, & more!
Ah yes, the joy of lightsabers! How we love them: their color, their symbolism, and of course - collecting them! We began this episode highlighting our favorite small business lightsaber crafters out of Oregon City, Oregon: SaberForge! But, as usual, we went on a bit of a tangent (ha!) and ended up exploring various Jedi and Sith and how they came to claim their lightsabers, why their color blades suit them (or don't), and which color WE would choose. If you're interested in checking out SaberForge and their products, visit their website: https://saberforge.com. (Not sponsored. We just love them!)
Episode 5: Luke Skywalker Greatness - Discussing the Season 2 Finale of The Mandalorian
Episode 4: The Clone Wars...A "Kid's Show"??
Sure, the Clone Wars is an animated television show, but is it truly a "kid's show"? We delve into moments that made at least one of our eyebrows rise with regards to this very question. Is it really a kid's show? We'll discuss!
Episode 3: Our Top 5 Clone Wars Moments, Part 2: "The Conclusion"
Last week's episode ended on a cliff hanger, but it's finally here: Lauren and LeeAnn cover their top Clone Wars moment, while also covering a few "honorable mentions". The ladies finish the episode by reading a viewer's favorite Clone Wars moment(s). Did any of our moments match your own? Chime in over on our Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Youtube accounts, or drop us a line via our website: mostthingskenobi.com.
Episode 2: Our Top 5 Clone Wars Moments (Part 1)
It was an excruciating task…but we did our best! Whether it’s Anakin’s flirtatious whispers, Obi-Wan’s forbidden Mandalorian love, visions of Vader, or Maul’s revenge-driven madness, in episode 2 of Most Things Kenobi we hash out our favorite Clone Wars moments. Feel free to join in the conversation by hopping over to our social media (or our contact page) to tell us *your* favorite moments. We might even read your response on next week’s episode!
Episode 1: How We Became Friends (and why we love Star Wars!)
Welcome to Most Things Kenobi: The Podcast!
Most Things Kenobi is a podcast and blog hosted by two grown-ass-women who love Star Wars, the Clone Wars, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Every week we'll have a lively chat on topics ranging from Star Wars philosophy and theory, character development, fiction discussion, fan art, and so much more. Join us at: mostthingskenobi.com, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and Tumblr.