75 episodes

Friends of the Force is a collaborative Star Wars podcast hosted by Brad Whipple. Each week, he is joined by new guests from around the Star Wars fandom for news coverage, mythological analysis, interviews, and reviews. Become a Friend and celebrate our unique and shared experiences as we travel to a galaxy far, far away.

Follow Us On Social Media:
Twitter: @FriendsOfForce 
Host: @bradwhipple
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/friendsoftheforce

Friends of the Force Brad Whipple

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Friends of the Force is a collaborative Star Wars podcast hosted by Brad Whipple. Each week, he is joined by new guests from around the Star Wars fandom for news coverage, mythological analysis, interviews, and reviews. Become a Friend and celebrate our unique and shared experiences as we travel to a galaxy far, far away.

Follow Us On Social Media:
Twitter: @FriendsOfForce 
Host: @bradwhipple
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/friendsoftheforce

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 7 Preview (The Last Missions)

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 7 Preview (The Last Missions)

    Join Brad Whipple (@bradwhipple) of Friends of the Force (@FriendsOfForce) and Madison Thames (@Madison_Thames) of Doing Talking Podcast (@DoingTalkingPod) for their collaborative Star Wars: The Clone Wars recap series, "The Last Missions."

    This week, we discuss the first iteration of The Clone Wars in 2003, Dave Filoni's impact on the Star Wars universe, our favorite characters & arcs, and what we know about this season seven so far. 

    The upcoming final season of The Clone Wars, which features 12 episodes, premieres Friday February 21 on Disney+. 

    Want to become a Friend of the Force?

    Twitter: @FriendsOfForce | @bradwhipple

    Instagram: @FriendsOfTheForce

    Website: bit.ly/2XpFQWJ

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/friendsoftheforce

    Email: friendsoftheforcepodcast@gmail.com

    Find us on:


    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/friendsoftheforce

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KhcvpC

    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2EQMSbP

    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2XV9388


    Thank you to all of our Patrons, including our Luminous Beings: Neil Lowery (@LoweryNeil)

    Intro music composed by Kevin Kiner for "The Clone Wars."

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Star Wars: A Fairy Tale for the New Generation (feat. Girls with Sabers)

    Star Wars: A Fairy Tale for the New Generation (feat. Girls with Sabers)

    Join host Brad Whipple (@bradwhipple) as he sits down with Emrys and Lúthien from Girls with Sabers (@GirlswSabers). Today, we discuss why Star Wars is a fairy tale and venture back to its initial creation by George Lucas. Lucas envisioned the story as breaking the boundaries of science fiction to tell a "fantasy story." We then analyze the impact of fairy tales in our own lives and why their endings have important consequences for both children and adults.

    Want to become a Friend of the Force?

    Twitter: @FriendsOfForce | @bradwhipple

    Instagram: @FriendsOfTheForce

    Website: bit.ly/2XpFQWJ

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/friendsoftheforce

    Email: friendsoftheforcepodcast@gmail.com

    Find us on:


    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/friendsoftheforce
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KhcvpC
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2EQMSbP
    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2XV9388

    Thank you to all of our Patrons, including our Luminous Beings: Neil Lowery (@LoweryNeil)

    Intro and Outro Music is composed by Jonathan Adamich ("Flight Toward The Stars") and is licensed to use.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    From A Certain Point Of View: Ken Liu — Author of "The Legends of Luke Skywalker"

    From A Certain Point Of View: Ken Liu — Author of "The Legends of Luke Skywalker"

    Join host Brad Whipple (@bradwhipple) as he sits down with Ken Liu (@kyliu99), author of Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker (2017). We discuss how his Star Wars fandom began with the Chinese translation of Empire Strikes Back, writing the new legends of Luke Skywalker, and his upcoming short-story collection The Hidden Girl and Other Stories (2/25/2020).

    Visit Ken's website here: https://kenliu.name/

    “From A Certain Point Of View” is a series in which we celebrate the stories and experiences within the Star Wars fandom by interviewing fans, friends, podcasters, authors, actors, content creators, and more. Is there someone you want to see on the series? Send me an email, and I'll do my best to get them on the show!

    Want to become a Friend of the Force?

    Twitter: @FriendsOfForce | @bradwhipple

    Instagram: @FriendsOfTheForce

    Website: bit.ly/2XpFQWJ

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/friendsoftheforce

    Email: friendsoftheforcepodcast@gmail.com

    Find us on:


    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/friendsoftheforce

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KhcvpC

    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2EQMSbP

    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2XV9388


    Thank you to all of our Patrons, including our Luminous Beings: Neil Lowery (@LoweryNeil)

    Intro and Outro Music is composed by Jonathan Adamich ("Flight Toward The Stars") and is licensed to use.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Star Wars Resistance - Series Finale: The Escape (feat. Sarah Hass)

    Star Wars Resistance - Series Finale: The Escape (feat. Sarah Hass)

    Join host Brad Whipple (@bradwhipple) and Sarah Hass (@seh221) for Bibo's Book Report, their Star Wars Resistance recap series. This week, we discuss the series finale: The Escape, directed by Steward Lee & Brad Rau and written by Brandon Auman.

    Want to become a Friend of the Force?

    Twitter: @FriendsOfForce | @bradwhipple

    Instagram: @FriendsOfTheForce

    Website: bit.ly/2XpFQWJ

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/friendsoftheforce

    Email: friendsoftheforcepodcast@gmail.com

    Find us on:


    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/friendsoftheforce

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KhcvpC

    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2EQMSbP

    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2XV9388


    Thank you to all of our Patrons, including our Luminous Beings: Neil Lowery (@LoweryNeil)

    Intro and Outro Music is composed by Jonathan Adamich ("Flight Toward The Stars") and is licensed to use.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Star Wars Resistance: The New World, No Place Safe, & Rebuilding the Resistance (feat. Sarah Hass)

    Star Wars Resistance: The New World, No Place Safe, & Rebuilding the Resistance (feat. Sarah Hass)

    Join host Brad Whipple (@bradwhipple) and Sarah Hass (@seh221) for Bibo's Book Report, their Star Wars Resistance recap series. This week, we discuss The New World, No Place Safe, and Rebuilding the Resistance.

    Want to become a Friend of the Force?

    Twitter: @FriendsOfForce | @bradwhipple

    Instagram: @FriendsOfTheForce

    Website: bit.ly/2XpFQWJ

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/friendsoftheforce

    Email: friendsoftheforcepodcast@gmail.com

    Find us on:


    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/friendsoftheforce

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KhcvpC

    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2EQMSbP

    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2XV9388


    Thank you to all of our Patrons, including our Luminous Beings: Neil Lowery (@LoweryNeil)

    Intro and Outro Music is composed by Jonathan Adamich ("Flight Toward The Stars") and is licensed to use.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Mandalorian: Season 1 Recap (Bounties & Blasters)

    The Mandalorian: Season 1 Recap (Bounties & Blasters)

    Join Brad Whipple (@bradwhipple) of Friends of the Force (@FriendsOfForce) and Madison Thames (@Madison_Thames) of Doing Talking Podcast (@DoingTalkingPod) for their collaborative recap series for The Mandalorian, "Bounties and Blasters."

    This week, we discuss the entirety of The Mandalorian's first season, including the 1st Annual Mando Globe Awards in which you, the listeners, voted on several categories such as Best Director and Best Episode. 

    Want to become a Friend of the Force?

    Twitter: @FriendsOfForce | @bradwhipple

    Instagram: @FriendsOfTheForce

    Website: bit.ly/2XpFQWJ

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/friendsoftheforce

    Email: friendsoftheforcepodcast@gmail.com

    Find us on:


    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/friendsoftheforce

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KhcvpC

    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2EQMSbP

    Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2XV9388


    Thank you to all of our Patrons, including our Luminous Beings: Neil Lowery (@LoweryNeil)

    Outro music composed by Ludwig Göransson for "The Mandalorian."

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

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Literally my favorite podcast

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