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
    • 4.3 • 52 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.

    Part 1: From A Certain POV: The Empire Strikes Back

    Part 1: From A Certain POV: The Empire Strikes Back

    In this Episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca sit down to discuss the first fourteen of forty stories from Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back. Your hosts take a close look at each of the first fourteen short stories and talk about how each one changes and uniquely enhances the film. But first, they go over the latest chapter of Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney Plus. So, Please proceed with caution as this episode may contain some spoilers about The Mandalorian.

    • 46 min
    Cobb Vanth Character Crossover: The Mandalorian

    Cobb Vanth Character Crossover: The Mandalorian

    Tarkin's Top Shelf reviews Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 Poster Book by Disney Books and Lucasfilm Press. Mark and Becca sit down to discuss Episode 1: The Marshal from Season 2 of Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney Plus, Cobb Vanth's character crossover debut from Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy, and the Poster Book of Season 2.

    • 33 min
    The HYPE Republic

    The HYPE Republic

    Tarkin's Top Shelf jumps on The High Republic Hype Train! In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca sit down and take a closer look at the upcoming Star Wars: The High Republic series coming out this January. They discuss possible continuity connections, Jedi Lore through the lens of the Knights of the Roundtable, and lightsabers in comparison to Excalibur. Essentially, anything and everything is possible, and this is just the beginning!

    • 51 min
    The Jedi Mind With Amy Ratcliffe

    The Jedi Mind With Amy Ratcliffe

    Tarkin's Top Shelf apologizes in advance for the audio interference found within this episode. Your hosts' hope that you'll still find the interview worthwhile and enjoyable despite the audio hiccup. In this episode, Mark and Becca welcome Amy Ratcliffe back to the show! They discuss her latest work, "The Jedi Mind (Secrets from the Force for Balance and Peace)," and the importance of mindfulness and self-care.

    • 40 min
    A Bridger Too Far?

    A Bridger Too Far?

    In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, your hosts' review, "A Jedi You Will Be," by Preeti Chhibber and Disney Publishing. But that's not all! No. They sit down for a deep-dive discussion on The Mandalorian and realize this conversation could be a "bridger" too far. As in, Ezra Bridger. Shoutout to Rahul Kohli for the fun tweets on twitter!

    • 52 min
    "BUG" The Clone Wars with E. Anne Convery

    "BUG" The Clone Wars with E. Anne Convery

    Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes E. Anne Convery, The Clone Wars Anthology Author of the short-story "Bug," to the show! Your hosts' had the honor to sit-down with the delightful and talented author of the only original short-story from Star Wars: The Clone Wars - stories of the light and dark, E. Anne Convery, and discuss "Bug," Star Wars, and fairytale themes. So please, join Mark and Becca as they geek out with E. Anne Convery!

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

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.

Kenny Kraly Jr. ,

A fun podcast about Star Wars Novels and other Star Wars books and topics

Tarkin's Top Shelf is a fun Star Wars Podcast about different topics in Star Wars and good reviews of recent Star Wars Books. The hosts mainly Rebbeca Benjamin do a great job at talking about Star Wars and offerening something new each podcast episode. Well worth a listen !!!

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