100 episodes

A Star Wars literary podcast that strives to deliver an educational and yet, entertaining analysis and outlook, pertaining to the new canonical novels/YA books from the galaxy far, far away. In other words, Becca and Mark are your guardians to the Whills and your librarians to the long-lost Jedi Archives.

Tarkin's Top Shelf Becca Benjamin & Mark Sutter

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 58 Ratings

A Star Wars literary podcast that strives to deliver an educational and yet, entertaining analysis and outlook, pertaining to the new canonical novels/YA books from the galaxy far, far away. In other words, Becca and Mark are your guardians to the Whills and your librarians to the long-lost Jedi Archives.

    Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia with Amy Richau and Dan Zehr!

    Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia with Amy Richau and Dan Zehr!

    Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes Amy Richau and Dan Zehr to the show! In this episode, your hosts sit down with the authors from Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia to discuss the shared creative process behind the scenes, favorite characters, and new character entries to the ever-growing Star Wars character catalog.
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    • 52 min
    BE MORE BOBA FETT and First 2 Chapters from The Book of Boba Fett

    BE MORE BOBA FETT and First 2 Chapters from The Book of Boba Fett

    Tarkin's Top Shelf reviews all things Boba Fett! First, your hosts review STAR WARS: BE MORE BOBA FETT by Joseph Jay Franco and DK Publishing, and then they go over the first two chapters from the newest live-action series on Disney Plus, The Book of Boba Fett.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    In Review: Star Wars: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray

    In Review: Star Wars: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray

    Tarkin's Top Shelf Reviews Star Wars: The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray. In this episode, Mark and Becca review the latest installment of The High Republic era, The Fallen Star. Your hosts discuss world-building, character growth, and the overall plot that pushes the story forward toward the next phase of this ever-growing golden age of the Jedi. Tarkin's Top Shelf does recommend reading Star Wars: The Fallen Star before listening to their audio analysis.
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    • 50 min
    In Review: Star Wars: Jedi Artifacts and Inner Jedi Journal

    In Review: Star Wars: Jedi Artifacts and Inner Jedi Journal

    Tarkin's Top Shelf Reviews Star Wars: Jedi Artifacts (Treasures from a galaxy far, far away) and Inner Jedi (A Guided Journal for Training in The Light Side of The Force). In this episode, your hosts review two upcoming Star Wars books from their partners over at Insight Editions, and then they talk about the cover reveal for Disney's Star Wars: Stories of Jedi and Sith.
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    • 39 min
    Talking Star Wars: The High Republic with Christian Blauvelt!

    Talking Star Wars: The High Republic with Christian Blauvelt!

    Tarkin's Top Shelf Welcomes Managing Editor at Indiewire and Star Wars Author Christian Blauvelt back to the show! In this episode, your hosts sit down with Christian Blauvelt and chat a bit about his recent book, "Hollywood Victory," and then they go into a full-blown discussion on Star Wars latest writing initiative, Star Wars: The High Republic!
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    • 52 min
    Star Wars: Life Day with Cavan Scott and George Mann!

    Star Wars: Life Day with Cavan Scott and George Mann!

    Tarkin's Top Shelf celebrates Life Day with Cavan Scott and George Mann! In this episode, your hosts sit down with Cavan and George to talk about all-things Life Day as they go over Star Wars: Life Day Treasury. So, grab your Winter's Heart Bars and some Kroolok cupcakes and enjoy the festive chat.
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

loheSWF ,

Awesome podcast!!

Best Star Wars podcast I have ever listened to!

Alden Diaz ,

One of the most thoughtful Star Wars shows out there!

Here’s what I love about Becca & Mark: They understand that Star Wars is a tapestry of ideas. It’s a journey of themes and choices. And they’re not afraid to dig deep! They are so incredibly kind and fun and thoughtful. This is the kind of show that I’d gladly show anyone that wants to get into the deeper canon & lore, but while maintaining the openness and joy that makes Star Wars what it is in the first place. It’s a fun, open minded pod that considers the greater picture and everyone should check it out! Trust me, your fandom will be better for it.

Urangelb ,

Tarkin's Top Shelf is a top shelf show. Indeed.

I normally refrain from reviewing my own work, but today I'm making an exception as I'm not really reviewing myself as I am my co-host, Mark Sutter. That said, I'd like to thank him for sticking with me through these past 4-5 years, and for the whole duration of the Sequel Trilogy. It's been quite the journey and we, as a team, have come a long way since The Force Awakens. So, without further ado, thanks, Mark for making the time to talk Star Wars with me and for editing every single show to make it what it is today. Hopefully, James Arnold Taylor is right in that, Tarkin's Top Shelf is a Top Shelf Show.

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