91 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

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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.

    Episode 91: Palpatine: Every Voice, Inside Your Head

    Episode 91: Palpatine: Every Voice, Inside Your Head

    In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca celebrate Valentine's Day by talking about the most charismatic character in the galaxy far, far away. The one, the only, mastermind behind the entire Skywalker Saga, yes, the one responsible for being every voice Ben and Anakin heard inside their head. Sheev Palpatine. Mark and Becca take a look at good old Palpatine by exploring the latest excerpt from Alphabet Squadron: Shadow Fall and issue 3 of The Rise of Kylo Ren.

    • 49 min
    Episode 90: Star Wars Bookends: An Animated Discussion

    Episode 90: Star Wars Bookends: An Animated Discussion

    It's an animated discussion on the latest episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf. Mark and Becca take the "animated" bookends off the shelf and gear-up for the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Your hosts cover the Season finale of Star Wars Resistance and then shift gears to the Official Trailer of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They discuss key moments and how those moments may or may not lineup with Star Wars literature.

    • 51 min
    Episode 89: Does "Resistance Reborn" Setup Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker?

    Episode 89: Does "Resistance Reborn" Setup Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker?

    In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca pose the question: does "Resistance Reborn," setup Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Does it hold up to character characterizations and plot points from book to film? Well, before your hosts answer those questions and more, Mark and Becca tackle the latest in Star Wars News on Kenobi rumors, the Maker meeting the Child, and Ewan and Hayden at Ace Comic Con!

    • 55 min
    Episode 88: A Spot of Star Wars Tea with Dan Z

    Episode 88: A Spot of Star Wars Tea with Dan Z

    Tarkin's Top Shelf shares a spot of tea or coffee if you will, with the host of Coffee with Kenobi, Mr. Dan Z! That's right, Mark and Becca welcome Dan to the show to talk 42 years, almost 43, of Star Wars. They discuss a variety of Star Wars topics beginning with the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga, "The Rise of Skywalker," and filtering through the addition of Disney Plus and finishing with what's to come in Star Wars Literature.

    • 50 min
    Episode 87: “Secrets and Visuals” of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Episode 87: “Secrets and Visuals” of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca explore Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker through "The Visual Dictionary" and "Secrets of the Jedi" books. They discuss how these books work as companion pieces to the film and add some enhancement to what plays out on screen. Thanks to DK Publishing and Insight Editions for providing Tarkin's Top Shelf with copies of these books for review purposes.

    • 37 min
    Episode 86: The Rise of Skywalker Roundtable Breakdown

    Episode 86: The Rise of Skywalker Roundtable Breakdown

    Tarkin's Top Shelf and Idiot's Array Podcast form a Force Bond via Skype for a Roundtable Breakdown of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! In this episode, Mark, Becca, Alan, and Ryder lightspeed skip through keypoints, mythos, character arcs, and more as they discuss all things Star Wars and The Rise of Skywalker. So, get out your Jedi Compass, and don't get lost in the Rammahgon or you may have to hunt down a Sith Wayfinder to hear this episode.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

SpaceDrunk ,

Star Wars Literature

I love listening to this pod after reading the book. It’s great to have a quick synopsis of it and hear other people’s thoughts. Keep up the great work

Arconna ,

A Literary Saga to Devour!

Count me in when it comes to podcasts tackling the expanded universe media in the new canon. This is the first time in my life when I've been able to actually keep up with everything going on in Star Wars canon, so listening to Becca and Mark give a deep dive into the new lore, the media products that explain them, and more is a real treat.

The hosts are, of course, fabulous. More importantly, they clearly really know the material and want to dig into just what makes this new canon tick.

Star Wars fans will devour this one for sure!

pappa palp ,

Tarkin has a good shelf

When ever you have passion for something you want to share that passion. So when you find a podcast that can help give new perspectives and insights into that passion, you are in seventh heaven. I recommend getting to know becca and mark through this podcast and I hope you have as much fun as I have.

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