191 episodes

WHAT THE FORCE? A VERY META STAR WARS PODCAST. We will explore not only the movies, associated canon of Star Wars from an intersectional perspective. The Show, Whattheforce.ca and @wtforceshow are hosted by Marie-Claire Gould. The show is exploring what the force Star Wars is this all about.

WHAT THE FORCE ? A Star Wars Show WHAT THE FORCE ? A Star Wars Show

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 170 Ratings

WHAT THE FORCE? A VERY META STAR WARS PODCAST. We will explore not only the movies, associated canon of Star Wars from an intersectional perspective. The Show, Whattheforce.ca and @wtforceshow are hosted by Marie-Claire Gould. The show is exploring what the force Star Wars is this all about.

    Bad Batch Report: S1E2 Cut & Run

    Bad Batch Report: S1E2 Cut & Run

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and Co-host Kyle Gould (@TavernTalesDM) for our segment Bad Batch Report. Today we cover Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 1 Episode 2 “Cut & Run” available on Disney+.







    Join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, read more on Whattheforce.ca, join the Facebook Group, follow on Instagram. Also, make sure to subscribe on Youtube for all our Live Streams. Funding for this podcast is provided Directly by our amazing Patrons. If you are interested in Supporting the Show join our Patreon.







    Land Acknowledgement: This podcast associated with oral traditions is produced in Calgary Alberta Canada and in the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.







    Our Acknowledgements: The Intro and Exit music is the What the Force Theme, Orchestral Music by Christy Carew with full permission for use by Christy Carew (http://www.christycarew.com). This podcast wouldn’t be possible without the What the Force? Team: Ty Black, Hammie, Bea Caicoya, Nowreen Haque, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christy Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    Bad Batch Report: S1E1 Aftermath

    Bad Batch Report: S1E1 Aftermath

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and Co-host Kyle Gould (@TavernTalesDM) for our segment Bad Batch Report. Today we cover Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 1 Episode 1 “Aftermath” available on Disney+.







    Join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, read more on Whattheforce.ca, join the Facebook Group, follow on Instagram. Also, make sure to subscribe on Youtube for all our Live Streams. Funding for this podcast is provided Directly by our amazing Patrons. If you are interested in Supporting the Show join our Patreon.







    Land Acknowledgement: This podcast associated with oral traditions is produced in Calgary Alberta Canada and in the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.







    Our Acknowledgements: The Intro and Exit music is the What the Force Theme, Orchestral Music by Christy Carew with full permission for use by Christy Carew (http://www.christycarew.com). This podcast wouldn’t be possible without the What the Force? Team: Ty Black, Hammie, Bea Caicoya, Nowreen Haque, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christy Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    META MUSIC: Choral of Star Wars the Phantom Menace

    META MUSIC: Choral of Star Wars the Phantom Menace

    Join Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) as we explore the Music of Star Wars in our segment Meta Music with Christy Carew (@Christy_Carew) Frank Lehman (@fmlehman). We will explore everything from how it’s done to perhaps what it means.







    TODAY we continue our Prequels deep dive with our Choral expert: Elyse Willis (@elysewillis) joining us for the next few episodes digging into the Choral of the Prequels. Covering Star Wars: The Phantom Menace







    Frank is an Associate Professor of music theory at Tuffs University and is the creator of Frank Lehman’s Leitmotif Star Wars Catalog: https://franklehman.com/about-2/starwars/







    Join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, read more on Whattheforce.ca, join the Facebook Group, follow on Instagram. Also, make sure to subscribe on Youtube for all our Live Streams. Funding for this podcast is provided Directly by our amazing Patrons. If you are interested in Supporting the Show join our Patreon.







    Land Acknowledgement: This podcast associated with oral traditions is produced in Calgary Alberta Canada and in the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.







    Our Acknowledgements: The Intro and Exit music is the What the Force Theme, Orchestral Music by Christy Carew with full permission for use by Christy Carew (http://www.christycarew.com). This podcast wouldn’t be possible without the What the Force? Team: Ty Black, Hammie, Bea Caicoya, Nowreen Haque, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christy Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    Meta Music: Choral Intro & Interview with Elyse Willis voice of Ubbla Mollbro

    Meta Music: Choral Intro & Interview with Elyse Willis voice of Ubbla Mollbro

    Join Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) as we explore the Music of Star Wars in our segment Meta Music with Christy Carew (@Christy_Carew) Frank Lehman (@fmlehman). We will explore everything from how it’s done to perhaps what it means.







    TODAY we continue our Prequels deep dive with an introduction to our Choral expert: Elyse Willis (@elysewillis) joining us for the next few episodes digging into the Choral of the Prequels. We talk about her experience with singing for Star Wars including being the voice of Ubbla Mollbro (From Star Wars: The Last Jedi).







    Frank is an Associate Professor of music theory at Tuffs University and is the creator of Frank Lehman’s Leitmotif Star Wars Catalog: https://franklehman.com/about-2/starwars/







    Join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, read more on Whattheforce.ca, join the Facebook Group, follow on Instagram. Also, make sure to subscribe on Youtube for all our Live Streams. Funding for this podcast is provided Directly by our amazing Patrons. If you are interested in Supporting the Show join our Patreon.







    Land Acknowledgement: This podcast associated with oral traditions is produced in Calgary Alberta Canada and in the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.







    Our Acknowledgements: The Intro and Exit music is the What the Force Theme, Orchestral Music by Christy Carew with full permission for use by Christy Carew (http://www.christycarew.com). This podcast wouldn’t be possible without the What the Force? Team: Ty Black, Hammie, Bea Caicoya, Nowreen Haque, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christy Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    • 53 min
    Meta Music: Anakin Part 2 – Across the Stars & Downfall

    Meta Music: Anakin Part 2 – Across the Stars & Downfall

    Join Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) as we explore the Music of Star Wars in our segment Meta Music with Christy Carew (@Christy_Carew) Frank Lehman (@fmlehman). We will explore everything from how it’s done to perhaps what it means.







    TODAY we continue our Prequels deep dive where we will cover the Prequels from a Meta and deep dive perspective. Today we cover Across the Stars and the downfall of Anakin.







    Frank is an Associate Professor of music theory at Tuffs University and is the creator of Frank Lehman’s Leitmotif Star Wars Catalog: https://franklehman.com/about-2/starwars/







    Join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, read more on Whattheforce.ca, join the Facebook Group, follow on Instagram. Also, make sure to subscribe on Youtube for all our Live Streams. Funding for this podcast is provided Directly by our amazing Patrons. If you are interested in Supporting the Show join our Patreon.







    Land Acknowledgement: This podcast associated with oral traditions is produced in Calgary Alberta Canada and in the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.







    Our Acknowledgements: The Intro and Exit music is the What the Force Theme, Orchestral Music by Christy Carew with full permission for use by Christy Carew (http://www.christycarew.com). This podcast wouldn’t be possible without the What the Force? Team: Ty Black, Hammie, Bea Caicoya, Nowreen Haque, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christy Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Power of three & Triangles in Star Wars

    Power of three & Triangles in Star Wars

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and our guest Rev. Meghann Robern (@RevHopepunk) to talk about threes and triangle symbolism. We cover 3 point relationships, and the symbolism with a lens to family systems theory.







    Referenced in the Episode: The Bowen Center







    Join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, read more on Whattheforce.ca, join the Facebook Group, follow on Instagram. Also, make sure to subscribe on Youtube for all our Live Streams. Funding for this podcast is provided Directly by our amazing Patrons. If you are interested in Supporting the Show join our Patreon.







    Land Acknowledgement: This podcast associated with oral traditions is produced in Calgary Alberta Canada and in the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.







    Our Acknowledgements: The Intro and Exit music is the What the Force Theme, Orchestral Music by Christy Carew with full permission for use by Christy Carew (http://www.christycarew.com). This podcast wouldn’t be possible without the What the Force? Team: Ty Black, Hammie, Bea Caicoya, Nowreen Haque, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christy Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

Musik4DSoul ,

Thoughtful and enjoyable!

Someone suggested this podcast to me mainly because I like hearing women discuss all things sci-fi. Gave one episode a try and was hooked. The whole meta thing is actually awesome to me – exactly what I’ve been looking for.

lipstickinmyvalentinowhitebag ,

So good!

Marie-Claire and all her guests on this podcast are the only people I trust lol. As someone who is a new Star Wars fan most if not all of Marie-Claire’s takes and opinions on Star Wars I find making sense and agreeing with. You can so clearly hear her passion for Star Wars. And appreciate how even when she doesn’t like something or agree with it she still goes about it in a respectful way. I had truly never thought that Star Wars had so much mythic storytelling. Just looking at Star Wars from the outside and just hearing about Star Wars from the surface level of fandom, it makes you think all it’s about is space battles and lightsabers. But wow, it’s so much more. This podcast has seriously made me so interested in mythology in storytelling like I never thought about before. As well as symbolism and meta-analysis. A love for fairytales is truly infectious.

NarnianJedi ,

Every episode is better

Absolutely adoring this podcast.

Fantastic nuanced conversation about fandom, Star Wars, etc

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