#163

We start the show with a pretty frank discussion about the killing of George Floyd, racism, protest, property damage, and calls for justice. As a white parent, it’s my duty to have these conversations with my kids.

This is not a parental warning, it’s a parental plea: White parents, talk with your kids about racism! Recognize how you benefit from systemic racism. Continue to have hard, uncomfortable conversations with your kids about racism. We all need to do better and we all have ample room for growth.

To our black listeners and all black fans, we see you. Your life matters. If you think we can do better in any way, please let us know.

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Here’s the John Boyega speech we excerpted on the show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXEB25WdyQ

NEWS [36:45]

Jedi Temple Challenge is here! Here’s the full first episode!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF8mT0RMqDA

CANON NEWS [38:30]

A few more tidbits from The Rise of Skywalker novelization. 

JOKE [42:50]

Lily has a joke for us.

Which program do Jedi use to open PDF files? 


OUTRO [45:00]


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Episode 162 – The Great Indoors

It’s episode 162 of Children of the Force!

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LISTENER EMAILS [4:25]

We hear from listeners Ish and Lily and Nayan!

STAR WARSY STUFF [19:50]

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian is pretty awesome.

LIAM’S MUSIC CORNER [20:45]

Don’t Give Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnO0fKzP6Dw

NEWS [25:35]

We’re getting manga for Leia: Princess of Alderaan and Rebels!

Charlie Lippincott and Ken Nightingall have passed away. The former was the original hype man for A New Hope (and much more); the latter, an accomplished boom mic operator and Pink Shorts Boom Guy from A New Hope.


Rey’s lightsaber revealed.

CANON NEWS [32:30]

Covering more info from The Rise of Skywalker novelization. We get some backstory on this whole Dyad business. 

JOKE [40:10]

How did Palpatine manage to get some color back into his face on Exegol?

Q&A COUNCIL [41:50]

Lily asks who our favorite three characters are. 

OUTRO [44:35]

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Episode 161 – Listen Up, Old People

It’s episode 161 of Children of the Force!

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First, we get to some awesome listener feedback.

NEWS [23:35]

May 4th gave us a ton of news. New movies, new TV, new Mandalorian directors, new books, new video games! It’s a relative dry spell these days for Star Wars, but the future looks bright.

I mean, just look at this book cover:

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CANON NEWS [47:55]

How did the Emperor survive the Death Star II? Well, I called it back in episode 151!

STUMP THE LUMP! [58:00]

Charlies tries to stump us. He succeeds.

Q&A COUNCIL [1:01:10]

Ayden asks us a question.

OUTRO [1:03:35]

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Episode 160 – Clone Wars and Star Wars Day – The Phantom Mini-Cast

It’s episode #160 of Children of the Force!

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We get together this week on Star Wars Day for an impromptu little episode that still manages to clock in at a little under a half an hour.

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We’re talking the Clone Wars series finale in this episode, so spoiler alert for that. We also cover listener feedback and all sorts of tangents.

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Episode #159 – The Last Pikumangua

It’s episode 159 of Children of the Force!

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We start off with some great listener emails and voicemail from Iaian, Ayden, and Nayan!

STAR WARSY STUFF [15:35]

We finished watching Resistance season 2!

LIAM’S MUSIC CORNER [26:35]

NEWS [31:30]

Casting announcement for the Cassian Andor series on Disney+!

The Rise of Skywalker is going to be on Disney+ on May 4th!

Q&A COUNCIL [37:55]

Iain has a question for us: Do you think Rey will start a new Jedi Order? If yes, do you think she should teach the same rules as the old Jedi?

STUMP THE LUMP! [44:45]

Nayan has a Stump the Lump question for us: Who was born first? Luke or Leia?

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OUTRO [48:35]

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Episode 158 – Hilarity Ensues

It’s episode 158 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [30:40]

LIAM’S MUSIC CORNER [32:45]

NEWS [35:40]

A new behind-the-scenes show about The Mandalorian is coming to Disney+, starting May 4th!

And check out this sweet cover for a new book retelling some Clone Wars arcs:

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CANON NEWS
[42:15]

More goodness from The Rise of Skywalker novelization.

JOKE [45:10]

Nayan sent us a joke. What is every Star Wars fan’s least favorite type of container?

OUTRO [47:30]

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 #157 – This New House

It’s episode 157 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [2:05]

We christened our new home on the first night here by watching TROS and sitting on a giant porg.

LIAM’S MUSIC CORNER [8:10]

Liam treats us to his latest groove, The Clouds.

NEWS [14:55]

Sounds like we have a treat coming with the last arc of The Clone Wars.

And it’s story time with Daisy Ridley! Watch it here:

CANON NEWS [19:45]

More canon news from The Rise of Skywalker novelization.

OUTRO [33:20]

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 156 – This Old House

It’s episode 156 of Children of the Force!

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It’s the last show recorded in our old house!

Emails from Jack, Jacob and Nayan start off the show.

STAR WARSY STUFF [14:10]

We’re still watching Resistance and Clone Wars.

Also, Toy Story 4.

LIAM’S MUSIC CORNER [16:30]

We listen to another one of Liam’s song, his newest single, Taumatized.

NEWS [24:00]

We’re saddened to hear of the passing of Andrew Jack who played Major Emmat in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

CANON NEWS [27:30]

Rey was working on her new lightsaber before The Rise of Skywalker.

The Millennium Falcon is her ship.

And she panicked in the sinking sand, which is why she didn’t use the Force.

STUMP THE LUMP! [34:20]

A Stump the Lump question from Nayan: What is Director Krennic’s first and middle name?

OUTRO [36:15]

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Episode 155 – Saving What We Love

It’s episode 155 of Children of the Force!

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Of course, we talk about Coronavirus to start off the show. How could we not?

Jacob from Australia also sent us a couple messages.

A SONG FROM LIAM [17:20]

In what might just be a new segment of the show, we listen to one of Liam’s songs off his debut album, i might say no.

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You can listen to the whole album here: https://hoodieboss.bandcamp.com/album/i-might-say-no

STAR WARSY STUFF [20:25]

We’re watching the Clone Wars. Really happy that Ahsoka is in it now. We liked the Bad Batch episodes, but didn’t love them.

Season 2 of Resistance marches on!

A SONG FROM ANNA [27:25]

Anna finally delivers the parody of Finesse, Poe/Finn Yes.

NEWS [31:00]

Rosario Dawson is playing Ahsoka in season 2 of The Mandalorian? Probably.

CANON NEWS [37:10]

The Rise of Skywalker novelization is now out, and giving us some juicy canon news!

JOKE [51:20]

Nayan sent us a couple jokes!

What texture is Wookiee steak?
Why did Kenobi cross the road? 

Q&A COUNCIL [54:30]

If you could be in quarantine with one Star Wars character, who would it be?

OUTRO [1:00:00]

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Episode #154 – Children of Children of the Force

It’s episode 154 of Children of the Force!

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We start off by giving a shoutout to some listeners, including two who have been inspired by us to start their very own podcasts!

STAR WARSY STUFF [16:15]

Liam read the Lost Stars manga and really liked it.

Anna’s reading Most Wanted and liking it quite a bit.

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [22:10]

Out with The Wilhelm, in with The George!

NEWS [29:10]

The New York Toy Fair revealed some awesome merch, including some adorable Baby Yoda stuff.

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CANON NEWS [34:40]

This week we’re talking Mortis, The Thorpe Theorem, The World Between Worlds, Purrgil, Wayfinders and Compasses.

Q&A COUNCIL [43:20]

If season 1 of The Mandalorian was a movie, where would it fall on your list?

OUTRO [46:25]

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