Episode 123 – Children of the 4th Podiversary

It’s episode 123 of Children of the Force! Our 4th podiversary!

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This week, we’re celebrating our 4th podiversary with a bunch of awesome listeners!

First we start the episode off with a conversation with our honorary fourth host, Nick from London!

Then we listen to amazing voicemails of amazing people wishing us a happy 4th.

The first, from BB-Kate of the Nerd of Paradise podcast. Listen to her awesome podcast here: http://nerdofparadise.net

Evan and Wyatt also sent us a funny (I think?) voicemail.

We also heard from Jonathon from the Random Star Wars Show.

Genevieve sent us a voicemail, too! Remember her from Episode 84?

Michal Schick also left us a great voicemail which inspired some outro music for this episode. You can find Michal being awesome here: https://twitter.com/inkasrain

Q&A COUNCIL [25:10]

Michal also had a question for the Question and Answer Council? If you could change one story decision in Star Wars, what would it be and why?

Then we listen to a voicemail (with sound effects!) from Andrew and Rufus!

CELEBRATION NEWS [39:10]

We discuss the new announcements of actors coming to Celebration! Check out the two announcements on www.starwars.com

Then we listen a lively message from the Me and My Padawan crew! You can listen to their podcast over here: https://meandmypadawan.podbean.com

We also got a happy birthday on twitter from the Younglings, who are on youtube now. Check out their most recent video:

And Micah also wished us a happy birthday on twitter. Thanks, Micah!

OUTRO [58:30]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 122 – Past the First Marker

It’s episode 122 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [3:15]

We’ll have a table at Star Wars Day at the Science Museum of Minnesota, February 23rd!

Come say hi and be on the show!

NEWS [7:25]

We’re probably getting our first teaser/trailer at Celebration in April.

A bunch of books have been announced that relate to Galaxy’s Edge.


Included in the Myths and Fables book is a story about a Tusken Village and their hero. You can read it here.

CANON NEWS [26:50]

Who belonged to that empty chair on the Death Star?

Q&A COUNCIL[33:25]

We have a question this week from Bart from Belgium. Who would we like to see (or who do we think will be in) The Mandalorian.

This leads to us talking about Cad Bane and this lost scene from the Clone Wars that’s not canon, but still cool:

And compare it to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:

We also discussed Schrodinger’s Fett, which is NOT my original idea. Check this out from the Boba Fett Fan Club:

https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/fettpedia/schrodingers-fett-the-life-death-paradox-of-boba-fett/

STUMP THE LUMP! [46:30]

I have a bunch of Cad Bane questions for the kids.

CELEBRATION NEWS [51:25]

We discuss the new guests that have been announced for Celebration Chicago, including Ashley Eckstein!

Also, John Ratzenberger, Major Derlin. Not sure who that is? He’s the guy with the ‘stache in this video:


OUTRO [1:02:45]

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Episode 121 – Hibernation Sickness

It’s episode 121 of Children of the Force!

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We start the episode with a very kind email from new listener and Patreon patron Bart from Belgium!

STAR WARSY STUFF [18:15]

We watched the latest episode of Resistance: The Doza Dilemma.

NEWS [20:45]

The Belgians are bringing some awesome sets to Celebration Chicago!


And Star Wars wants to Fuel Your Force!

CANON NEWS [29:00]

Why was Han’s Falcon so messy?

JOKE [34:20]

What’s the name of Torra’s cow?

STUMP THE LUMP! [35:40]

Bart has a question for us: What’s the inspiration for Chewie?

OUTRO [40:50]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

Episode 120 – It’s not true. Any of it.

It’s episode 120 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:55]

Missed connection: Pizza delivery guy. BB-8 button. Going to celebration?

We also listen to a voicemail from the most elusive guest ever: Jen!

NEWS [9:15]

We cover all of the tangentially related Oscar news, and Solo’s VFX nod.

What’s going on with John Boyega’s hands?

We discuss the upcoming Alphabet Squadron trilogy (and snicker yet again about that title) and the accompanying comic mini-series, Shadow Wing.


And who could forget about the upcoming comic series about Dok-Ondar?

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We round out the news by talking about more Celebration guest announcements, including Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca!), Sam Witwer (Maul!), and more!

And here’s the official key art for SWCC:

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CANON NEWS [31:50]

Qui’ra was NOT involved with all of that tongue-removing business on Savareen! Whew!

JOKE [35:00]

How did Grand Moff Tarkin become fossilized?

Q&A COUNCIL [38:00]

If you could snap your fingers and make the Force be a real thing, would you?

STUMP THE LUMP! [43:35]

How many Praetorian Guards were there?

OUTRO [45:30]

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Episode 119 – Palpateenybopper

It’s episode 119 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:20]

Liam and I finished reading the Choose Your Destiny: A Han and Chewie Adventure by Cavan Scott.

We’re pausing our chronological watch-through of the Star Wars movies. We’ll pick up in time for hyping up for Celebration.

We watched Bibo, the first episode of the second half of the first season of the third animated Star Wars series, Resistance.

NEWS [7:20]

We discuss the announcement of voice actors coming to Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Looking forward to seeing all of them, especially Janina Gavankar.

Farewell, Force Arena.

CANON NEWS [19:00]

We read some of Claudia Gray’s short story, Master and Apprentice, which appears in From a Certain Point of View.

JOKE [31:35]

Why did the Emperor’s voice crack?

Q&A COUNCIL [32:45]

What non-Star Warsy stuff are we excited about for 2019?

OUTRO [49:40]

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Episode 118 – Hello There, 2019

It’s episode 118 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [5:50]

The kids got the Jedi Challenges augmented reality set for Christmas. It’s awesome.

Anna read the Attack of the Clones novelization and loved it.

NEWS[14:55]

Some Mandalorian news out there, including the announcement of composer Ludwig Göransson, confirmation of Pedro Pascal and a bunch of other actors, and a photo of a familiar-looking bounty-hunting droid.

Here are the images we compared, the top from Favreau’s Instagram, the bottom from The Empire Strikes Back.

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We then talk about all the goodness coming up in 2019. So … much … goodness.

CANON NEWS [59:05]

Ackmena is canon, folks.

JOKE [1:01:00]

Our listener Rufus sent us this joke:

Where is the best place to shop form lightsabers?

Hint: It’s not actually Target.

Q&A COUNCIL [1:02:25]

What was your favorite Star Wars thing of 2018?

OUTRO [1:06:05]

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CotF Special Edition – The One From a Sauna

So… we recorded in a sauna because the kids liked the acoustics. It’s under five minutes long. Give me a break, it’s a December without a Star Wars movie.

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SAUNA-Y STUFF [0:01]

Here’s a gif I made:

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OUT OF THE SAUNA [3:40]

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