The monthly podcast where Star Wars and '90s nostalgia collide as Cam and Sam discuss each book in the Young Jedi Knights series and more!
01 - Heirs of the Force
It’s the Solo twins’ first solo adventure, and the first proper episode of this podcast! Guest Nate Tapp brings his English teacher's analysis to this (sacred?) Jedi text, as we discuss all its Harry Potter vibes, fondly recall the big media blitzes of June 1995, and wonder aloud what shaved Wookiees look like...
02 - Shadow Academy
Like the miners of GemDiver Station, we dive into this gem of a novel as the Solo twins are kidnapped and enlisted in a school for Dark Jedi! Hear us wax nostalgic about some fun Fall TV premieres of 1995, check in on the adventures of Anakin Solo, and ponder what exactly Shadow Academy is foreshadowing...
03 - The Lost Ones
We spend our winter holiday much like the Young Jedi Knights in this book, reconnecting with a childhood friend who may turn out to be more naughty than nice... Old pal Sean Davis guides us deep into the undercity of Coruscant for an expansive discussion of what topped our Christmas lists back in 1995, to rejoice in the introduction of new character Zekk, and to unwrap a diplomatic banquet of other seasonal surprises waiting under the Life Day tree!
04 - Lightsabers
It's time for the Young Jedi Knights to construct their own lightsabers, and for our good friend Barm to join us in assessing the emotional highs and lows of the fourth chapter of the series! We even break down saber color symbolism, but not before tangents into the oeuvre of Stephen King, gender politics in modern literature, and the enduring appeal of Jim Carrey...
05 - Darkest Knight
Marvel Star Wars Explorer Brian Rudloff flies with us to Kashyyyk for the Lowbacca-centric novel we've been waiting for (but not the one we deserve) ...Darkest Knight. Hear us highlight scene-stealing Imperial Guards, bond over PC cartoon studio programs, and consider how book five compares to the comedy classic Bio-Dome!
06 - Jedi Under Siege
Just as Jaina Solo commandeers an enemy TIE Fighter in the epic final battle against the Shadow Academy, Eric Ambler of What Were We Watching? skyjacks the podcast to explain the history of aircraft piracy. We also find time to honor the late Dave Wolverton's contributions to Young Jedi Knights lore, gush over all things Nintendo 64, and much, much more!
Fun to hear about the nineties and the EU even though I never read these books. Love all of these guys’ podcasts and they got me reading EU comics and collecting these books for my niece and nephew.