29 episodes

Join Rob Zacny, Natalie Watson, Ali Acampora, and Austin Walker as they dive headfirst into the final days of the Galactic Republic, debate which Jedi is messiest, and dig into the themes and politics of The Clone Wars. Cover Art by @XeeceeVEVO on Twitter.

A More Civilized Age: A Clone Wars Podcast A More Civilized Age

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Join Rob Zacny, Natalie Watson, Ali Acampora, and Austin Walker as they dive headfirst into the final days of the Galactic Republic, debate which Jedi is messiest, and dig into the themes and politics of The Clone Wars. Cover Art by @XeeceeVEVO on Twitter.

    27: The Mortis Arc (Clone Wars 59 - 61)

    27: The Mortis Arc (Clone Wars 59 - 61)

    Here it is, finally, the episode the Jedi Council didn't want you to hear! After a bout of illness and other scheduling hurdles (you might notice Austin isn't recording with this usual mic - sorry!), we have finally sat down to talk through the Mortis arc.
    You can support the show and gain access to a monthly Q&A cast by going to patreon.com/civilized
    NEXT TIME: Episodes 62 - 64 ("The Citadel," "Counter Attack," & "Citadel Rescue")
    Show Notes
    Major Deaths: The Daugther? The Son?? The Father???? Is any of this real?????????
    The Son Talks to Darth Revan and Bane
    Hosted by Rob Zacny (@RobZacny)
    Featuring Alicia Acampora (@ali_west), Austin Walker (@austin_walker), and Natalie Watson (@nataliewatson)
    Produced by Alicia Acampora
    Music by Jack de Quidt (@notquitereal)
    Cover art by Xeecee (@xeeceevevo)
     

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    26: Witches and Monsters Arc (Clone Wars 56 - 58)

    26: Witches and Monsters Arc (Clone Wars 56 - 58)

    Week after week, we return to the same conversation: What if, instead of focusing only on known characters and therefore being boxed in by the events of the Prequel Trilogy, Clone Wars could spread its wings and spend time developing new characters with yet unwritten endings. Finally, with the arrival of a character really, genuinely named Savage, our prayers are answered, even if the monkey's paw does curl...
    You can support the show and gain access to a monthly Q&A cast by going to patreon.com/civilized
    NEXT TIME: Episodes 59 - 61 ("Overlords," "Altar of Mortis," & "Ghosts of Mortis")
    Show Notes
    Shout outs to Mat Jones, @pillowfort on Twitter, for producing this episode!
    Fallen Clones: "Trauma"
    Fallen Zabrak: Feral, many unnamed others
    Fallen Jedi: Halsey, Knox
    Fallen Kings: Katuunko






    Hosted by Rob Zacny (@RobZacny)
    Featuring Alicia Acampora (@ali_west), Austin Walker (@austin_walker), and Natalie Watson (@nataliewatson)
    Produced by Mat Jones (@pillowfort)
    Music by Jack de Quidt (@notquitereal)
    Cover art by Xeecee (@xeeceevevo)

    • 2 hrs 1 min
    25: Heroes on Both Sides & Pursuit of Peace (Clone Wars 54 - 55)

    25: Heroes on Both Sides & Pursuit of Peace (Clone Wars 54 - 55)

    There is an energy today. Can you feel it? Can you anticipate the shouting? The laughter? The grinding of teeth? The discussion of interest rates, privatization of public goods and services, and the strategic neoliberal moving of goal posts? All of this, plus Star Wars continues to dip its toe into antisemitic caricature, and our last real confrontation with Clone Wars' chopped up timeline. Oh, and I guess Anakin says some fashy stuff too. It's a big one. Enjoy?  
    You can support the show and gain access to a monthly Q&A cast by going to patreon.com/civilized
    NEXT TIME: Episodes 56 - 58 ("Nightsisters," "Monster," "Witches in the Mist")
    Show Notes
    Clone Deaths: Innumerable off screen, which no one cares about
    Senator Deaths: None yet, except for the ones that already happened in the episode that follows these, which also released a year prior.
    Hosted by Rob Zacny (@RobZacny)
    Featuring Alicia Acampora (@ali_west), Austin Walker (@austin_walker), and Natalie Watson (@nataliewatson)
    Produced by Austin Walker
    Music by Jack de Quidt (@notquitereal)
    Cover art by Xeecee (@xeeceevevo)
     

    • 2 hrs 15 min
    24: Hutts and the Underworld Arc (Clone Wars 51 - 53)

    24: Hutts and the Underworld Arc (Clone Wars 51 - 53)

    If you only knew where this series of episodes began, you might expect quite a different podcast than what we deliver to you today. What begins as an arc about the power (and limit) of prophecy quickly turns into something else. Sure, we get to debate the limits of Padme's boilerplate political rhetoric for a bit, but before long there's a the return of an old antagonist. The only question is, who hates this guy more: us or the people who came up with him in the first place.
    You can support the show and gain access to a monthly Q&A cast by going to patreon.com/civilized
    NEXT TIME: Episodes 54 - 55 ("Heroes on Both Sides" and "The Pursuit of Peace")
    Show Notes


    Hosted by Rob Zacny (@RobZacny)
    Featuring Alicia Acampora (@ali_west), Austin Walker (@austin_walker), and Natalie Watson (@nataliewatson)
    Produced by Austin Walker
    Music by Jack de Quidt (@notquitereal)
    Cover art by Xeecee (@xeeceevevo)
     

    • 2 hrs 16 min
    23: Corruption & The Academy (Clone Wars 49 - 50)

    23: Corruption & The Academy (Clone Wars 49 - 50)

    I will not lie to you, friends. On paper, this is a hell of an arc. A return to Mandalore, now starving because of Separatist pressure and Republic failure? Duchess Satine and Senator Amidala as confidants and heroines? Ahsoka, sent to ferret out a secretive black market? How could anyone possibly be left unsatisfied?  Well... 
    NEXT TIME: Episodes 51 - 53 ("Assassin," "Evil Plans," and "Hunt for Ziro")
    Show Notes
    Clone Deaths: None, for once?
    Tummy Aches: Many.
    Hosted by Rob Zacny (@RobZacny)
    Featuring Alicia Acampora (@ali_west), Austin Walker (@austin_walker), and Natalie Watson (@nataliewatson)
    Produced by Austin Walker
    Music by Jack de Quidt (@notquitereal)
    Cover art by Xeecee (@xeeceevevo)

    • 1 hr 52 min
    22: Supply Lines & Sphere of Influence (Clone Wars 47- 48)

    22: Supply Lines & Sphere of Influence (Clone Wars 47- 48)

    Sometimes on this show, we (Natalie especially) will talk about the "morsels" of world building that are delivered to us. Deep inside an episode about an evil Hutt lord or a lost lightsaber, maybe there's a brief mention of some aspect of the socio-political reality of the Star Wars world. And, things being what they are, we have found ourselves content with these morsels. But today? Today we feast. Neither of these episodes is a stone cold classic, don't get us wrong. But both shine lights into the realities of the Trade Federation, the Separatist movement, and the entropic nature of the Republic's internal situation. So, do you like blockades? Are you hungry for embargoes? You wanna hear a bureaucrat spin a tale of broken neutrality so outlandish that it'll make your head spin? Then buckle up, baby, because it's time for a war in the shipping lanes.
    Show Notes
    Fallen Clones: Keeli
    Fallen Jedi: Ima-Gun Di (*groan*)
    Dinner in the Sky
    Greedo Attacks First - Episode 1 Deleted Scene

    • 2 hrs 1 min

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Amazing Beginning

I adore this so much. The varying levels of knowledge, the chemistry, humour and insight is just *chefs kiss* this is an amazing beginning to a podcast that I will happily follow into any galaxy not just one far, far away.

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