186 episodes

Scavenger’s Hoard is a Star Wars podcast hosted by Rachael and Kirsty, offering insight into the latest Star Wars news as well as in-depth analysis and commentary, with a particular focus on the sequel trilogy. This podcast is spoiler-friendly, so please be careful if you’re a spoiler-phobe!

Scavenger's Hoard: A Star Wars Podcast Scavenger's Hoard

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 340 Ratings

Scavenger’s Hoard is a Star Wars podcast hosted by Rachael and Kirsty, offering insight into the latest Star Wars news as well as in-depth analysis and commentary, with a particular focus on the sequel trilogy. This podcast is spoiler-friendly, so please be careful if you’re a spoiler-phobe!

    Episode #183 - 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Season Finale Discussion!

    Episode #183 - 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Season Finale Discussion!

    In this episode, we discuss the season finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi, spanning the lows and the highs. We talk about everything from the epic Vader vs Kenobi fight, through to Beru and Owen defending their home and Reva finding redemption.

    We also talk about our thoughts on a potential sequel series or a season two, and what we'd like to see next for Kenobi and Reva.

    Note that after this episode, our plan is to move podcast hosts - we are hoping to move from SoundCloud to Anchor. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @ScavengersHoard for updates on the progress of this.

    Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode #182 - Episodes 4 & 5 of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'

    Episode #182 - Episodes 4 & 5 of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'

    In this episode, we dedicate the discussion to the latest two episodes of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi': episode four, which concerns the rescue of Leia from the Inquisitors' fortress; and episode five, where Obi-Wan and the members of the Path are tracked to Jabiim and various character-related bombshells are dropped.

    Join us for some back-seat script-writing, Anakin stanning and preliminary Beru excitement.

    Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork.

    • 59 min
    Episode #181 - Episode 3 of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'

    Episode #181 - Episode 3 of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'

    In this episode, we begin by condemning the racist abuse being targeted at 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' actress Moses Ingram. We also share our thoughts on the unfortunate pattern this represents in the fandom's treatment of POC.

    We then move on to share our spoiler-filled thoughts on episode 3 of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' - we talk about the amazing performance of Leia actress Vivien Lyra Blair, and the touching dialogue exchanges between her and Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan. We also share our conflicted feelings on how Vader is used in the episode.

    Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork.

    • 46 min
    Episode #180 - Star Wars TV Updates & Episodes 1 & 2 of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'

    Episode #180 - Star Wars TV Updates & Episodes 1 & 2 of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'

    In this episode, we begin with a news section where we discuss the big reveals from Vanity Fair and Celebration regarding the upcoming Star Wars TV projects - including Andor, Skeleton Crew and The Acolyte. We also discuss Kathleen Kennedy’s comments on recasting actors, and the titbits that have been given about the future of Star Wars at the cinema.

    We then move on to share our thoughts on the first two episodes of the new Disney Plus series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ - we go into full spoilers from the start of the discussion (about 50 minutes into the recording), sharing our thoughts on Ewan McGregor’s performance, the inclusion of a little Leia Organa and the tortured past of new Moses Ingram’s Reva. We hope our listeners enjoy following the show and hearing our thoughts on the new episodes as they’re released!

    Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode #179 - 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Trailer & John Jackson Miller's 'Kenobi' Novel

    Episode #179 - 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Trailer & John Jackson Miller's 'Kenobi' Novel

    In this episode’s opening, Kirsty recommends the following:

    - Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill, dir. Sam Neill and Judy Rymer

    And Rachael has these picks:

    - The Red Shoes, dir. Powell and Pressburger
    - Sunrise, dir. F. W. Murnau
    - The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, dir. Isao Takahata
    - The Northman, dir. Robert Eggers
    - Benedetta, dir. Paul Verhoeven

    We then move on to discuss the new poster and trailer for 'Obi-Wan Kenobi', as well as quickly covering the full schedule release for Star Wars Celebration 2022.

    We then progress to our spotlight discussion, which is focused on John Jackson Miller's 2013 novel 'Kenobi'. We share our thoughts on the book's themes (grief!), characters (Anileen!) and world-building (Tusken culture!), and give it a hearty recommendation. We're very interested to see how it compares with the eventual series.

    Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode #178 - Star Wars vs The Matrix? A Tale of Two Franchises

    Episode #178 - Star Wars vs The Matrix? A Tale of Two Franchises

    In this episode’s opening, Kirsty recommends the following:

    - You Must Remember This, a podcast by Karina Longworth
    - The Batman, dir. Matt Reeves
    - Russian Doll, season 2

    And Rachael has these picks:

    - The Drop Out
    - The Most Beautiful Wife, dir. Damiano Damiani
    - Deep Water, dir. Adrian Lyne
    - Prayers for the Stolen, dir. Tatiana Huezo
    - Love of Seven Dolls by Paul Gallico

    We then move on to discuss the latest Star Wars news, covering the following topics:

    - Donald Glover talks his Lando series
    - Star Wars Celebration schedule announcements begin
    - Star Wars Visions season 2 rumours begin to swirl
    - Natalie Holt announced as the composer for ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

    We then move on to our spotlight discussion, which is focused on comparing and contrasting the two major sci-fi franchises of 1999 - The Matrix and Star Wars. We begin our discussion in that year, considering what makes the two properties similar and different, and exploring how both franchises were compared at the time.

    We discuss all four Matrix films and the Star Wars prequels and sequels in chronological order, considering questions of authorship and artistic control. We hope you enjoy the discussion as much as we enjoyed putting it together!

    Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork.

    • 1 hr 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
340 Ratings

340 Ratings

S.Easaw ,

Intelligent and informative SW podcast

I’m very impressed by the strength of the commentary and enjoy the laughs! This podcast made me think deeper than I usually do, because my first reaction is just to love SW blindly. But my understanding grows and becomes nuanced after listening!

JBlitzen ,

A valuable perspective on Star Wars

I don’t think many guys like myself would have noticed the lack of women characters in the first two episodes of The Mandalorian.

These two hosts did, and as they predicted, it seems it was a deliberate choice to reinforce the paternal themes before balancing out the cast.

That’s exactly the kind of insight I wanted.

Great podcast, thank you!

TheMasterofBooks ,

Wonderful!

I have been looking for a good Star Wars podcast for a long time, and I have finally found it! These hosts are wonderful, so intelligent and insightful. Listen to this podcast!

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