118 episodes

Beltway Banthas is a bi-weekly Star Wars podcast about the intersection of fandom and politics. For hosts Stephen Kent & Swara Salih, one of those things is politics. Star Wars draws from our worlds politics just as much as it contributes to it by influencing policy makers, journalists and thought leaders. On this podcast the hosts seek to understand how Star Wars impacts the world we live in, while also covering the Star Wars news, gossip and hype of the day.

Beltway Banthas: Star Wars, Politics & More Stephen Kent

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 91 Ratings

Beltway Banthas is a bi-weekly Star Wars podcast about the intersection of fandom and politics. For hosts Stephen Kent & Swara Salih, one of those things is politics. Star Wars draws from our worlds politics just as much as it contributes to it by influencing policy makers, journalists and thought leaders. On this podcast the hosts seek to understand how Star Wars impacts the world we live in, while also covering the Star Wars news, gossip and hype of the day.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Kaititron ,

Really good!

Came here from Glenn Beck program.

travisb824 ,

Recommend 100%

I cannot recommend this podcast enough. Politics is such a huge part of Star Wars and this show highlights that in the best ways. Every week, the topics are extremely in-depth and intriguing. Swara and Stephen are excellent hosts!

Corkmaster89 ,

A New Hope

I’m about 30 episodes in and honestly it’s been such an incredibly inspiring experience just listening to you guys talk about politics and ideologies (and of course Star Wars).

I’m definitely from a social media echo chamber tradition, as I think many people are these days, where acknowledging the humanity of someone across the aisle is tantamount to treason. And you guys, like The West Wing once did, are reminding me that that’s not a healthy way for a society to exist. We really are stronger as a unit with conflicting ideas, compromise, and government that is deliberative and unafraid to make good choices regardless of the choice’s sponsor.

So from the bottom of my heart, thanks.

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