300 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
    • 4.7 • 209 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.

    The Acolyte: Ep 4 Day

    The Acolyte: Ep 4 Day

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and co-host Missy (https://www.tumblr.com/allgirlsareprincesses) to deep dive into the mythic motifs of The Acolyte.







    Join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, read more on Whattheforce.ca, join the Facebook Group, and 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 support from Missy, Ty Black, Hammie, Bea Caicoya, Nowreen Haque, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christy Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    The Acolyte: Ep 3 Destiny

    The Acolyte: Ep 3 Destiny

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and co-host Missy (https://www.tumblr.com/allgirlsareprincesses) to deep dive into the mythic motifs of The Acolyte.







    Recommendation: https://www.mythologicalafricans.com/







    Join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, read more on Whattheforce.ca, join the Facebook Group, and 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.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    The Acolyte: Ep 1 & 2 Lost/Found & Revenge/Justice

    The Acolyte: Ep 1 & 2 Lost/Found & Revenge/Justice

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and co-host Missy (https://www.tumblr.com/allgirlsareprincesses) to deep dive into the mythic motifs of The Acolyte.















    Join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, read more on Whattheforce.ca, join the Facebook Group, and 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 54 min
    Nostalgia & Star Wars

    Nostalgia & Star Wars

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and guest for this episode Missy to discuss Nostalgia & Star Wars.







    * The Future of Nostalgia by Svetlana Boym* Mad Men – https://youtu.be/suRDUFpsHus?si=Hv0TKc5VZa7TnoIX* Bugs Bunny in Disneyland – https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=98195&page=1 * When Nostalgia Tilts to Sad: Anticipatory and Personal Nostalgia: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7274075/* Re-writing Ripley – In Plain Sight: https://rewritingripley.medium.com/in-plain-sight-how-white-supremacy-misogyny-and-hate-targeted-the-star-wars-sequel-trilogy-and-2fd0be4b242















    Join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, read more on Whattheforce.ca, join the Facebook Group, and 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 34 min
    Morality in Star Wars

    Morality in Star Wars

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and guest for this episode Dr. Paul Conway to discuss Morality in Star Wars.







    https://www.paulconway.org/















    Join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, read more on Whattheforce.ca, join the Facebook Group, and 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.







    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.







    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.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Bad Batch Report: S3 E14&15: “Flash Strike” & The Series Finale “The Cavalry Has Arrived”

    Bad Batch Report: S3 E14&15: “Flash Strike” & The Series Finale “The Cavalry Has Arrived”

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and Co-host Kyle Gould for our segment Bad Batch Report. Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 3 is available on Disney+.







    MERCH: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/what-the-force?ref_id=13519Buy me a Ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/whattheforce







    Join us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, read more on Whattheforce.ca, join the Facebook Group, and 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 Rathgeber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christy Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

tylermjos ,

Enriching and endlessly insightful

I adore this podcast. From their series exploring the films that inspired George Lucas to create Star Wars, to insightful recaps and interviews with authors and composers, What the Force is the gift that keeps on giving. If you’re searching for a podcast that will leave you with a newfound appreciation of Star Wars, Lucas, mythology and more, look no further than What the Force!

Mr. Nod ,

BDS Disney

The host continues to discuss a Disney-owned franchise (and presumably still pays for the Disney+) without acknowledging Disney’s complicity in Israel’s genocide of the Palestinian people. #BDSDisney

Dknyc425 ,

She is AMAZING / He can be very annoying

Found this podcast because I recently watched Andor and was looking for meaningful analysis of it. Marie-Claire’s perspective in this podcast is fantastic and made me think about the show in new ways. The big problem I have is Alex. He often seems unprepared, does not remember vital details, and is barely keeping up as is evidenced by his verbal crutches of constantly repeating “like,” “you know,” and, “whatever.” I struggle with him only because her insights are so strong.

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