55 episodes

Join Rob Zacny, Natalie Watson, Ali Acampora, and Austin Walker as they dive headfirst into the fall 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 Star Wars Podcast A More Civilized Age

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    • 5.0 • 1.1K Ratings

Join Rob Zacny, Natalie Watson, Ali Acampora, and Austin Walker as they dive headfirst into the fall 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.

    52: "Rix Road" (Andor 12)

    52: "Rix Road" (Andor 12)

    Surprise! Thanks to a very kind mystery contact with their own very kind mystery contacts inside of Lucasfilm (and/or Disney Plus), we were given last minute screener access to the Andor finale. And you better believe we hustled to watch it, prep our notes, and deliver the longest episode of our Andor season and one of the longest episodes we've ever recorded.
    Come for our emotional reactions to the return of voices we'd thought we'd heard the last of. Stay for our dive into 2000s-era anarchist philosophy. And then rate us five stars for all the time we dedicate to talking about our very favorite absolutely rotten relationships.
    ALSO: As a special bonus for our Patrons, we recorded our own live reactions when we group watched this episode together. Go to patreon.com/civilized, support us at the $5 level, and you can hear each of our exuberant pop offs, our surprised gasps, our wavering voices, and our howls for the most rancid of love stories.  
    NEXT TIME: No episode on the 30th (this is that episode), and potentially no episode on the 7th. But we have a bunch of great stuff queued up for December, so look forward to it!
    Show Notes
    The Coming Insurrection by the Invisible Committee
    We are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anticapitalism




    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)
     

    • 3 hr 31 min
    51: "Daughter of Ferrix" (Andor 11)

    51: "Daughter of Ferrix" (Andor 11)

    As Cassian and Melshi put distance between themselves and Narkina 5, the rest of the galaxy spins just thus, aligning such that many of our principal players will wind up together on Ferrix. And those that won't, well, they're busy uh... talking about Trad Chandrillan customs, so, you know, equally as exciting. 
    Like many of you, we have spent the last ten episodes on the edge of our seats, eager to know what comes next. But with today's episode, written by Tony Gilory and directed by Benjamin Caron, we are a step past eager. We are desperate. Join us in desperation.
    You can support the show and gain access to a monthly Q&A cast by going to patreon.com/civilized
    NEXT TIME: Andor Episode 12 (TWELVE. THE SEASON ONE FINALE. AHHHHHH)
     Show Notes
    Shout outs to Chase for this one.



    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 hr 36 min
    50: "One Way Out" (Andor 10)

    50: "One Way Out" (Andor 10)

    If you rewind the clock by two years, it was today, November 14th, that Ali, Rob, Natalie, and I got in the same group DM and made a decision: Let's do a Clone Wars podcast.
    Today, our 50th episode releases, and let me tell you: On that day, we could not BEGIN to imagine how much we would be feasting.
    Today's episode of Andor is a tight, focused 43 minute exploration of revolutionary sacrifice in its many forms. And while I could not call this nearly three hour long episode of our show anything close to "tight," I do think it's one of our best yet. So please, tell a friend, review the show on your podcast platform of choice, and (if you're in a place where you can) go ahead and give us some support on our Patreon.
    Here's to 50 more episodes of yelling about Jedi hypocrisy, theorizing about crybaby fascists, sometimes, complaining about mid-tier fandom, coming up with our own outlandish AUs, and (every once in a while) offering deep analysis.
    NEXT TIME: Andor Episode 11
    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)
    You can support the show and gain access to a monthly Q&A cast by going to patreon.com/civilized
     

    • 2 hr 50 min
    49: "Nobody's Listening!" (Andor 09)

    49: "Nobody's Listening!" (Andor 09)

    There are many things about Andor that, push come to shove, I think we could have predicted. Self-sufficient (if selfish) rogue slowly warms to a rebellion? Sure. Imperial bureaucracy tightens its snare around the revolutionary and the uninvolved alike? Definitely. Coruscanti political drama? Probably, hell, they had that in Clone Wars.
    But there are scenes in this week's Andor that never in one hundred years would we have imagined to have shown up. Here? In Star Wars? No. Couldn't be. Disney wouldn't let it happen. 
    And yet... here we are. 
    NEXT TIME: Andor Episode 10
    Show Notes
    #Keero Fancam by Patrick Willems

    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 hr 21 min
    48: "Narkina 5" (Andor 08)

    48: "Narkina 5" (Andor 08)

    If you made fun of us for going long on a previous Andor episode, well the joke is on you, because you should've waited for this week. In what can only be described as (minute-for-minute and pound-for-pound) our MOST five star runtime episode yet, we delve into all manner of bleak material. There's prison labor. There's a bitter-yet-functional marriage. There's a snare slowly tightening around a rebellion so nascent that even two of its most important leaders can't come to terms about working together. And there's a little terrible man who is, one bad day at a time, learning that the world doesn't work in the the facile, cartoonish way he dreamt it did.
    NEXT TIME: Andor Episode 09
    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)
     

    • 3 hr 19 min
    47: "Announcement" (Andor 07)

    47: "Announcement" (Andor 07)

    After a nail-biting heist, what could follow for Andor? Unsurprisingly, a talky episode all about the Empire's response to the fledgling rebellion, filled with juicy details about galactic policy decisions, intelligence agency maneuvering, and a bunch of difficult emotional conversations. And, of course... Space Miami.
    NEXT TIME: Andor Episode 08
    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 hr 31 min

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Only Star Wars podcast with a Rob Zacny baby!

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