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8/28/1860Last ShotPart 4 - EndDroid rights and emancipation (and why Fyzen and L3 are on opposite ends of the spectrum), love for L3, Han and Lando entering their next stages of lifehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-60-thats-why-her-dish-is-so-big/
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8/21/1859Last ShotPart 2 - Part 3The state of the New Republic, Han and Lando's trauma from the war and their character developmenthttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-59-throwing-space-onions-at-people/
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8/14/1858Last ShotStart - Part 1Tracking three different timelines, Han and Lando adapting to a new galaxy after the warhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-58-generals-put-shirts-on-i-dont/
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8/7/18Bonus ep. 12
Music: The Empire Strikes Back, The Last Jedi, Rogue One
Pt. 2Use of themes vs. variations, new music in TLJ, Michael Giacchino's homages to John Williams vs. new materialhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-bonus-episode-12-he-took-artoos-cookies/
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7/31/18Bonus ep. 11
Music: The Empire Strikes Back, The Last Jedi, Rogue One
Pt. 1Use of themes vs. variations, new music in TLJ, Michael Giacchino's homages to John Williams vs. new material
http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-bonus-episode-11-supposed-to-be-pleasant-but-i-find-it-grating/
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7/24/1857CatalystWrap-UpGalen's redemption, the beginning of Jyn's perspective, looking at Rogue One in a new lighthttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-57-staring-at-crystals-and-doing-air-math/
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7/17/1856CatalystCh. 22 - EndKrennic's biggest mistakes, Tarkin vs. Krennic, seeds of rebellion and Saw Gerrera's devlopmenthttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-56-more-hammer-more-better/
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7/10/1855CatalystCh. 15 - Ch. 21The start of the Empire's resource chasing, a deeper look into the nature of kyber crystals, creeping authoritarianism in the new Empirehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-55-the-child-intensifies/
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7/3/1854CatalystCh. 7 - Ch. 14Orson Krennic - disaster bi? The collapse of moral leadership in the new Empire, the creation of constant warhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-54-its-a-very-queer-cape/
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6/28/18Bonus ep. 10
Interview with John Jackson Miller
N/AInterview with John Jackson Miller, author of A New Dawn, Kenobi (Legends), and multiple Star Wars short stories and comics, at All Star Comic Con in Tysons Corner, VA
http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-bonus-episode-10-a-lot-of-interesting-stories-left-to-be-told/
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6/26/18Bonus ep. 9Solo Q&AN/AListener questions on Solo, and discussion about the latest Star Wars twitter controversy around diversity in the galaxy far, far awayhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-bonus-episode-9-enfys-nest-we-stan/
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6/19/18Bonus ep. 8Solo Reactions and AnalysisN/AFeelings about the film, what it means for the larger Star Wars universe, and thoughts on the future of interconnected storytelling
http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-bonus-episode-8-we-are-the-prequel-generation-lord-help-us/
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6/12/1853CatalystStart - Ch. 6Looking at the Clone Wars from a different point of view, comparing characterizations in Catalyst to Rogue Onehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-53-praying-her-space-rosary/
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6/5/1852Dark DiscipleWrap-UpFinal thoughts on the role of the Jedi in the old Republic, discussion about why representation in fandom is so importanthttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-52-theres-kissing-and-violence/
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5/29/1851Dark DiscipleCh. 29 - EndAnalyzing Ventress's arc, the treachery of the Dark Side, Vos vs. Anakin (again again) and Ventress vs. Ahsokahttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-51-the-fck-off-gene/
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5/22/1850Dark DiscipleCh. 14 - Ch. 28The Dark Side vs. the Sith, Vos vs. Anakin again, and the arrogance of the Jedi orderhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-50-deader-with-your-mouth-closed/
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5/15/1849Dark DiscipleStart - Ch. 13Vos vs. Anakin, the nature of the Force and the dark side, the corruption of the Jedi as moral bastions (and the role that war plays in that corruption)http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-49-this-hot-dog-will-never-betray-me/
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5/8/1848Legends of Luke SkywalkerWrap-UpSpecial guests Nanci and Shannon! Movie Luke vs. book Luke, how these experiences impacted TLJ, Legends vs. the EU
http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-48-what-else-am-i-gonna-do-with-these-grenades/
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5/1/1847Legends of Luke SkywalkerEntire BookFolklore vs. fact in Star Wars, the real Luke vs. the legend of Luke Skywalker, the nature of the forcehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-47-artoo-my-rude-king/
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4/24/18Bonus ep. 7Star Wars Battlefront IICampaign and "Resurrection" DLCInferno Squad's changes since Inferno Squad, intersections with the Skywalker saga, and the benefits of telling stories through video gameshttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-bonus-episode-7-its-a-dead-thing-i-rolled-in-it/
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4/17/1846AftermathWrap-UpBetrayal and the weight of unwanted family, writing a book that feels like Star Warshttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-46-if-it-werent-for-this-napkin-dispenser/
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4/10/1845AftermathInterlude: Theed, Naboo (before ch. 29) - EndWar's effect on the families of the galaxy, the "right" way to handle a dictatorship, the broken institutions that led to the First Orderhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-45-two-death-stars-one-at-a-time/
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4/3/1844AftermathCh. 18 - Ch. 28More bounty hunter talk, Ackbar and the difficulties of winning, oppression and resistance in the galaxyhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-44-boba-fett-peed-on-the-couch/
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3/27/1843AftermathCh. 10 - Ch. 17The nature of bounty hunters in a new galaxy, First Order origins in an Imperial summit, how strategic disagreements doomed the Empirehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-43-anakin-riding-a-space-potato/
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3/20/1842AftermathStart - Interlude: Naalol (after ch. 9)The dangers of a cult of personality, the New Republic's catch-22 of governance, trauma in a post-war galaxy, introducing the new charactershttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-42-how-do-i-play-this-space-piano/
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3/15/18Bonus ep. 6Rebels Post-mortumN/ASaying goodbye to Star Wars: Rebels, what we liked and disliked about the ending, Dave Filoni's storytelling, what's next for Star Wars animation and television?http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-bonus-episode-6-the-sith-dont-know-how-to-read/
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3/13/1841PhasmaWrap-UpViewing Phasma through a different lens in the films, the writing in this book, Delilah Dawson is a problematic favehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-41-the-aurora-borealis-of-evil/
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3/6/1840PhasmaCh. 29 - EndPhasma's psychopathic past, Cardinal's imperial tendencies vs. Phasma's savagery, unreliable narrators and their effect on canon, thinking about why Phasma disabled the shieldshttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-40-a-murder-co-worker-whom-he-respected/
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2/27/1839PhasmaCh. 23 - Ch. 28Phasma's character development (or lack thereof), destroyed Parnassos as a parable for Earth, the irony of First Order idealismhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-39-mining-space-ranium/
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2/20/1838PhasmaCh. 14 - Ch. 22Panassos is absolutely nuts, droids as living, breathing characters, vs. First Order troops who are cogs in a machinehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-38-brendol-the-weird-step-dad/
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2/13/1837PhasmaStart - Ch. 13Star Wars' Mad Max, idealism and egalitarianism in the First Order, dark and gritty stories in the galaxy far, far awayhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-37-one-sleeved-crop-top/
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2/9/18Bonus ep. 5Lost StarsWrap-UpInterview with Poppy Ashwright about Lost Stars and the YA landscapehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-mini-episode-5-its-the-navy-in-space/
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2/6/1836Lost StarsWrap-UpIs the Force passive or an active driver of the plot, talking about the pacing of the story and how it contributed, Claudia Gray's precise writinghttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-36-heart-eyes-cannon-fodder/
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1/30/1835Lost StarsCh. 22 - EndDifferent reactions to trauma (a common theme), comparing Nash to Leia, rebuilding the galaxy after the Civil Warhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-35-whose-chicken-is-this/
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1/23/1834Lost StarsCh. 10 - Ch. 21Propaganda in the Empire, comparing Kanan and Thane, the Empire's view of its troops vs. Ciena's compassionhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-34-stirring-his-jedi-soup/
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1/18/18Bonus ep. 4The Last Jedi AnalysisN/ABalancing the Force, Luke's fall and redemption, what we hope to see from future books after The Last Jedi
http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-mini-episode-4-welcome-to-i-hate-myself-im-living-on-an-island/
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1/16/1833Lost StarsStart - Ch. 9The class and gender divisions of Jelucan, personal relationships in the Empire, and the morality of superweaponshttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-33-a-group-of-especial-asshles-2/
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1/11/18Bonus ep. 3The Last Jedi ReactionsN/AOur reactions to The Last Jedi, and what we liked and dislikedhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-mini-episode-3-weird-force-shttm/
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1/9/1832From a Certain Point of ViewWrap-UpRebel pilots, viewing A New Hope and Rogue One in a new way, and the future of Star Wars media and short storieshttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-32-tk-421s-medium-gross-sexual-man-toy/
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1/2/1831From a Certain Point of ViewThere is Another - "Whills"What if Leia had been trained, a new look at Mon Mothma, what is behind Han's bravery, and another look at canonhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-31-he-also-blew-up-alderaan/
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12/29/17Bonus ep. 2Revisiting Saw GerreraN/AThe problematic representation of Saw Gerrera in Clone Wars and Rebels, and his parallels to real-world black activismhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-mini-episode-2-cant-even-fridge-right/
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12/19/1730From a Certain Point of ViewChange of Heart - "Time of Death"The complicity of everyday Imperials, new looks at gay icon Wilhuff Tarkin and Aphra, and weird Force shit from the dianoga and Obi-Wanhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-30-speaking-of-queer/
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12/12/1729From a Certain Point of ViewNot for Nothing - "An Incident Report"All about Tatooine, Star Wars themes in book form, and a new definition of canonhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-29-so-much-sand/
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12/5/1728From a Certain Point of ViewRaymus - "The Luckless Rodian"Normal characters in Star Wars, the universal themes of wanting to escape your destiny, and the perspectives of forgotten specieshttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-28-beat-that-dead-bantha/
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11/28/1727
Star Wars: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon
Darth Vader: Shadows and Secrets
SW issues 8-12
DV issues 7-12
Leia vs. Sana, and what it means for Han, Luke still won't grow up, Vader's newfound independence and Aphra's naturehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-27-i-still-dont-have-my-power-converters/
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11/21/1726AhsokaWrap-UpFridging and representation in Star Wars, keeping fandom non-toxic and reading books with an open mind, Kate's Kanera Cornerhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-26-theres-also-no-space-europe/
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11/14/1725AhsokaCh. 16 - EndIs Ahsoka gray or not, how her life led her to becoming Fulcrum, the messy web of Anakin Skywalkerhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-25-50-shades-of-gray-jedi/
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11/10/17Bonus ep. 1Q&A episodeN/AAnswers to listener questions on fan theories, the EU, and Hamilton
http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-mini-episode-1-tricking-my-wife-into-being-friends-with-me/
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11/7/1724AhsokaStart - Ch. 15Ahsoka vs. Kanan after Order 66, Jedi families vs. "real" families, more galaxy-building with the farmers of Raada
http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-24-that-person-got-captured-ok-theyre-dead/
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10/24/1723Battlefront II: Inferno SquadWrap-UpIden vs. Eli as model Imperials, challenges of writing a video game prequel, what we hope to see from Battlefront IIhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-23-secret-spy-police/
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10/17/1722Battlefront II: Inferno SquadCh. 20 - EndBoth the rebels and the Empire are evil, parenting in Star Wars, POC representation in SW and why Iden is good representationhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-22-big-galactic-garbage-fire/
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10/10/1721Battlefront II: Inferno SquadCh. 9 - Ch. 19Institutional vs. family loyalty, blurring moral lines between the Rebellion and the Empire, Saw vs. Steelahttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-21-whos-racist-besides-everybody/
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10/3/1720Battlefront II: Inferno SquadStart - Ch. 8Life in a totalitarian Empire, meeting Inferno Squad for the first time, #RepresentationMattersinStarWarshttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-20-no-context-awkward/
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9/26/1719
Kanan: The Last Padawan
Kanan: First Blood
All issues (1-12)Kanan vs. Caleb, Depa Billaba, the unorthodox Jedi, and Kanan's other influences from childhood to Rebels
http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-19-what-were-your-masters-last-words-dont-at-me/
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9/19/1718A New DawnWrap-UpThe old-school SW feel of A New Dawn, thoughts on the evolution of the Force and the Jedi, and the difficulties of writing new vs. existing charactershttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-18-does-it-have-pants/
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9/12/1717A New DawnCh. 37 - EndRise of the New Imperials, identity and trauma as a metaphor for choice vs. destiny, and more Kanera screaming from Katehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-17-idiots-on-the-internet-who-are-wrong/
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9/5/1716A New DawnCh. 18 - Ch. 36Imperial rivalries, rebellion vs. terrorism, heroism and courage in the SW universe, and Kanan and Hera as Han and Leiahttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-16-tiny-animatronic-fire-hands/
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8/29/1715A New DawnStart - Ch. 17Life under Imperial rule, introducing Count Vidian, and When Kanan met Herahttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-15-sorry-for-giggling-about-murder/
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8/22/1714ThrawnWrap-UpPerspective and POV in Thrawn, our human bias, and expanding the genres in the SW universehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-14-dead-mollusk-city-up-in-this-btch/
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8/15/1713ThrawnCh. 23 - EndThrawn's personality with and without Eli, disappointment with Nightswan and Pryce, and the potential for expansion into the Unknown Regionshttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-13-the-pettiness-of-the-empire/
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8/8/1712ThrawnCh. 15 - Ch. 22Day-to-Day Imperial life, Eli's development from farm boy to lt. commander, and Pryce as Thrawn's perfect foil
http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-12-did-my-laundry-while-we-were-in-hyperspace/
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8/1/1711ThrawnCh. 8 - Ch. 14Thrawn's obsession with art and observation, the characters' different paths of advancement, and the uniqueness of the genre and of telling new SW storieshttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-11-poor-dumb-baby/
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7/25/1710ThrawnStart - Ch. 7Racism in the Empire, and how Thrawn succeeds in spite of it, and the literary and literal expansion of the Star Wars galaxyhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-10-the-biggest-angriest-space-moose/
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7/18/179
Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes
Darth Vader: Vader
SW issues 1-7
DV issues 1-6
Comics! Luke, Leia, and Han's character development, Darth Vader's savagery, and his relationship with Palpatinehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-9-everyone-needs-space-therapy/
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7/11/178BloodlineWrap-UpLooking at Leia differently, Greer, freedom vs. duty in Leia's life, and Claudia Gray's worldbuilding and personification of Leiahttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-8-luke-and-leia-are-sisters/
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7/3/177BloodlineCh. 24 - EndLeia and Han's wonderful marriage, Leia as a child of Padme and Anakin, chosen vs. inherited family and choice vs. destinyhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-7-close-kiss-on-the-mouth-brother-friend/
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6/27/176BloodlineCh. 18 - Ch. 23Leia's snap decision-making leads her astray, history vs. myth in a science fictional universe, Leia experiencing trauma in the momenthttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-6-lady-cahoots/
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6/20/175BloodlineCh. 10 - Ch. 17Leia breaking all the molds, her relationship with the Force, Casterfo the fascist cinnamon rollhttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-5-napkin-gate-ghazi/
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6/13/174BloodlineStart - Ch. 9The state of the New Republic is not great, finally getting Leia's point of view, the evolution of Han and Leia's relationship
http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-4-death-taxes-and-the-outer-rim-getting-sht-on/
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6/6/173Rebel RisingWrap-UpRe-watching Rogue One after Rebel Rising, Jyn's place as a badass Star Wars heroine, and Beth Revis's awesome storytelling and world-building.http://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-3-do-you-mind-dropping-this-off/
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5/30/172Rebel RisingCh. 26 - EndJyn in Rebel Rising vs. Rogue One, part 2, Jyn's evolution from child to adulthttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-2-rebel-rising-ch-26-end/
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5/28/171Rebel RisingStart - Ch. 25Podcast intro, Jyn in Rebel Rising vs. Rogue One, evolution of Saw Gerrera, parenting in the Star Wars universehttp://toschestation.net/book-wars-pod-episode-1-rebel-rising-ch-1-25/
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