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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

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    • 4.8 • 153 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.

    Death of the Author: Lens of Star Wars

    Death of the Author: Lens of Star Wars

    Join our house Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and our guest Gina Sanders (@RockatanskyMax_) to talk about Death of the Author, Roland Barthes famous essay as a lens for Star Wars.







    This episode is sponsored by Super Yaki https://superyaki.com/







    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, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christ Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Myth and Mitth of Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising

    Myth and Mitth of Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and What the Force? Contributing Editor Bea Caicoya (@BeaCaicoya) to discuss the new Novel Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zhan. It’s mythic, fun and awesome!







    This episode is sponsored by Super Yaki! Check out all their movie-inspired Merchandise at https://superyaki.com/







    Our review of Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising







    Other Articles / Reviews by Bea on What the Force?







    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, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christ Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Meta Music Interview with Wilbert Roget Composer of Vader Immortal Ep1 and Star Wars The Old Republic

    Meta Music Interview with Wilbert Roget Composer of Vader Immortal Ep1 and Star Wars The Old Republic

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







    Today we are joined by Will Roget (@WilbertRoget) the amazing composer of Vader Immortal Ep 1 and the music of Star Wars The Old Republic. We also cover the work he did while at LucasArts and Star Wars First Assault.







    This episode is sponsored by Super Yaki! Check out all their movie-inspired Merchandise at https://superyaki.com/







    Christy is a composer working in Hollywood and is a huge John Williams fan. She was a chosen as a composer fellow for the 2018 Sundance Institute Film Music Lab that took place this summer up at Skywalker Sound. She is also composing the music for the upcoming six-part documentary series about women in the Star Wars fandom, Looking for Leia. She is also an amazing Keyboard warrior on Tumblr. Check out her music and Meta’s at http://www.christycarew.com







    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, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christ Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Alan Watts Series: Meditation & Mindfulness

    Alan Watts Series: Meditation & Mindfulness

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and featuring our guest Joshua Johnson (@joshuavjohnson). We start our Series on Alan Watts, this episode covers Star Wars, mediation & mindfulness.







    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, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christ Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Discussion with Dr. Amy H. Sturgis on Teaching the Force and Star Wars

    Discussion with Dr. Amy H. Sturgis on Teaching the Force and Star Wars

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and guest Dr. Amy H. Sturgis (@drahsturgis) to discuss her work in fandom studies and the history of thought through a sci-fi lens and her course “The Meaning of Star Wars” at Signum University.







    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, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christ Carew, & Kyle Gould.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Interview with Ian Doescher author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

    Interview with Ian Doescher author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

    Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and guest Ian Doescher (@iandoescher) author of Bestselling author of the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series – Including the last of the saga The Merry Rise of Skywalker.







    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, Liam Rathgaber, Brad Noris, Matt Baldwin, BenRolo, Josh Johnson, Christ Carew, & Kyle Gould.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

NarnianJedi ,

Every episode is better

Absolutely adoring this podcast.

Fantastic nuanced conversation about fandom, Star Wars, etc

kristi history ,

Fabulous

Such intelligent analysis and love of a subject, mind blown!

Dead Industry ,

Claudia Gray episode was awesome!

Finished Master and Apprentive and super needed this chat with Claudia Gray. So glad this exists. Stoked to listen to more.

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