Scavenger's Hoard: A Star Wars Podcast

Sinopse

Scavengers Hoard is a weekly Star Wars podcast hosted by Rachael and Kirsty, offering insight into the latest Star Wars news as well as in-depth analysis and commentary, with a particular focus on the sequel trilogy. This podcast is spoiler-friendly, so please be careful if youre a spoiler-phobe!

Episódios

  • Episode #139 - Another Galaxy, Another Time: Novelising Star Wars

    Episode #139 - Another Galaxy, Another Time: Novelising 'Star Wars'

    13/05/2020 Duração: 01h46min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty discuss the following news: - New projects officially announced from Taika Waititi/Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Leslye Headland - Temuera Morrison returns to 'Star Wars' universe to play Boba Fett. We then move on to an extended discussion of the novelisation of the original Star Wars/A New Hope, written by Scavenger's Hoard fave Alan Dean Foster. We go into everything you could want us to cover - from how the novelisation came to be, to its intriguing world-building and questionable depictions of the female of the species in the GFFA. Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. Email your Rey stories to us at scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #138 - From Byron to Ben Solo

    Episode #138 - From Byron to Ben Solo

    01/05/2020 Duração: 02h46min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty discuss the following: - Russian Doll creator working on a new Star Wars series - Doctor Aphra audio drama in the works - New casting announced for Cassian Andor live-action series. We then segue into an in-depth discussion of Reylo across the sequel trilogy, with a particular emphasis on Deborah Lutz’s excellent book ‘The Dangerous Lover: Gothic Villains, Byronism, and the Nineteenth-Century Seduction Narrative’. We explore how the dynamic between Rey and Kylo Ren/Ben Solo evolved across The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, in particular emphasising how the character of Ben Solo fulfils the tragic destiny of a certain type of Byronic hero. Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #137 - Ben Solos Path to Kylo Ren

    Episode #137 - Ben Solo's Path to Kylo Ren

    15/04/2020 Duração: 02h37min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty discuss the following: - New writer announced for the Obi-Wan TV series - Character descriptions are released for Project Luminous/the High Republic (we can't decide what to call it yet) - The editors of the J.J. Abrams' sequel trilogy films speak about The Last Jedi, The Rise of Skywalker and the treacherous waters of fan discourse. We then segue into an in-depth discussion of the amazing limited-run comic, 'The Rise of Kylo Ren', by Charles Soule and Will Sliney. We run through our thoughts on the series before discussing it issue by issue, drawing out our favourite themes, character moments and intersections with the films. Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #136 - Reflections on Star Wars: Resistance

    Episode #136 - Reflections on Star Wars: Resistance

    01/04/2020 Duração: 01h15min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty 'finish what they started' in Star Wars: Resistance, discussing the second half of the final season and reflecting on the show as a whole. They run through their highlights as well as their criticisms, before finishing on a high by running through the very best episodes of the show. At the start of the show we give shoutouts to charities we'd like to support in these frightening times. Rachael's charity is the St George's Coronavirus Appeal, which is intended to go towards medical supplies and pastoral support for frontline staff: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/thankyouappeal Kirsty's cause is Northwest Harvest, a hunger relief agency supporting food banks, meal programs and high-needs schools across Washington State. Their work has never been more important than it is right now: https://www.northwestharvest.org/donate Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please

  • Episode #135 - Behind the Scenes of The Rise of Skywalker

    Episode #135 - Behind the Scenes of 'The Rise of Skywalker'

    24/03/2020 Duração: 01h51min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty aim to maintain something like normality in strange times - we start off the show by briefly discussing the newly released 'Roll Out' and 'Galaxy of Adventures' shorts, before taking a deep dive into the behind-the-scenes documentary 'The Skywalker Legacy'. We talk about the best insights and most entertaining b-roll, as well as revisiting some of our central issues with 'The Rise of Skywalker'. Finally, we finish off the show with a listener questions concerning Star Wars' track record when it comes to romance (specifically LGBTQ relationships). Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #134 - The Music of The Rise of Skywalker w/ Christy Carew

    Episode #134 - The Music of 'The Rise of Skywalker' w/ Christy Carew

    10/03/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty are joined by composer and friend of the show Christy Carew for a discussion of John Williams' score for 'The Rise of Skywalker'. We talk through our highlights from the score, with Christy bringing in her deep insights to break down how Williams made the music so emotionally impactful. You can find the catalogue of the musical themes of Star Wars mentioned in the show here: https://franklehman.com/starwars/ And you can find Christy on Tumblr here: https://enjoyallneednothing-blog.tumblr.com/ Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #133 - Project Luminous Revealed  Bobs Get Swapped Out

    Episode #133 - Project Luminous Revealed & Bobs Get Swapped Out

    02/03/2020 Duração: 44min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty cover the following: - Project Luminous is revealed as the High Republic - New Star Wars film in development - Bob Iger replaced with another Bob We then round off the show with a few listener questions. Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #132 - A Roundtable on Racism, Reylo and Star Wars Fandom

    Episode #132 - A Roundtable on Racism, Reylo and Star Wars Fandom

    27/02/2020 Duração: 03h06min

    This week, Kirsty (Rachael is on editing-only duties this week!) is joined by four guests to discuss racism and fandom. April, Mariet, Mneme and Molly are all women of color who ship Reylo. They’re here to share their experiences and interactions with other shippers, anti-shippers, and the larger Star Wars fandom. They also cover how the sequel trilogy depicts its characters of color, including the treatment of Rose Tico and the introduction of Jannah in The Rise of Skywalker. You can find our guests on twitter: April at @enfysblessed, Mariet at @valkyrie_art, Molly at @mpychu, and Mneme at @thebittersnake. Suggestions for further reading: - So You Want To Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo - White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo - How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi - Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum - Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad Many thanks to all of our guests, to Christy Carew for the

  • Episode #131 - Snogging Across the Saga

    Episode #131 - Snogging Across the Saga

    11/02/2020 Duração: 02h04min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty discuss the following: - Bob Iger discusses future plans for Star Wars TV in earnings call - Poe Dameron YA novel announced for August 2020 - Obi-Wan series out on hold - Project Luminous news is coming. We then ease into our spotlight section, which is specially tailored to Valentine's Day! We run through the main smooches in the Star Wars saga, from Anakin and Padme's tortured exchanges on Naboo right up to the tragic make-out session between Rey and Ben on Exegol. The episode is then rounded out with a series of listener questions. Thanks to everyone who submitted their queries! Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #130 - Wrap Up of The Mandalorian Season One

    Episode #130 - Wrap Up of 'The Mandalorian' Season One

    22/01/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty discuss reports that Taika Waititi is in talks to direct a Star Wars feature film. We then move on to a discussions of episodes 7 and 8 of 'The Mandalorian', as well as providing our thoughts on season one overall. The episode is then rounded out with a series of listener questions. Thanks to everyone who submitted their queries! Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #129 - Saving What We Love: A Rose Tico Celebration

    Episode #129 - Saving What We Love: A Rose Tico Celebration

    14/01/2020 Duração: 01h10min

    In the spirit of saving what we love, we dedicate this episode to Rose Tico and the wonderful Kelly Marie Tran. Kirsty and Rachael discuss their personal feelings on Rose and what she means to Star Wars before seguing into submissions from listeners (you might even get to hear some different voices for a change...). Thanks so much to everyone who shared their thoughts - they're really wonderful, and quite literally made the episode what it is! Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #128 - Rachael  Kirsty Take a Deep Dive Into The Rise of Skywalker

    Episode #128 - Rachael & Kirsty Take a Deep Dive Into 'The Rise of Skywalker'

    08/01/2020 Duração: 04h03min

    Rachael and Kirsty take a deep, spoiler-filled dive into 'The Rise of Skywalker', going through the movie chronologically and reflecting on how well it serves its characters and their stories. Join us as we debate the film's highs and (all too frequent) lows, and tentatively enter into some preliminary analysis of its curiously muddy themes. We obviously go into great depth with this episode, so we hope you enjoy hearing our thoughts. Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #127 - Rachael  Kirsty Give Their Spoiler-Filled Thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker

    Episode #127 - Rachael & Kirsty Give Their Spoiler-Filled Thoughts on 'The Rise of Skywalker'

    20/12/2019 Duração: 01h19min

    Rachael and Kirsty give their immediate impressions of 'The Rise of Skywalker' - listen as we dive into the highs and lows, discussing both our favourite and not-so-favourite moments and aspects of the film. This is a full-on spoiler podcast, so beware if you have yet to see the movie for yourself!

  • Episode #126 - Rachael  Kirsty Mark the End of the Pre-TROS Era  Review The Mandalorian

    Episode #126 - Rachael & Kirsty Mark the End of the Pre-TROS Era & Review The Mandalorian

    17/12/2019 Duração: 01h29min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty discuss the following news: - Star Wars.com reveals exclusive first look at Charles Soules’ ‘The Rise of Kylo Ren’ - Marvel previews ‘The Rise of Kylo Ren’ issue #2. We then take a trip down memory lane and discuss our experiences of the sequel trilogy fandom to date, as well as our hopes for what 'The Rise of Skywalker' will bring. Finally, we round off the show with two big reviews. Firstly, we cover episode five of The Mandalorian ('The Prisoner'). We then progress to a review of the latest episode of Star Wars: Resistance ('Kaz's Curse’). Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #125 - Rachael  Kirsty Review Alan Dean Fosters Vision for Episode IX

    Episode #125 - Rachael & Kirsty Review Alan Dean Foster's Vision for Episode IX

    09/12/2019 Duração: 01h10min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty discuss the following news: - Richard E. Grant's effusive reaction to 'The Rise of Skywalker' - Alan Dean Foster's spectacularly weird treatment for Episode IX. Finally, we round off the show with two big reviews. Firstly, we cover episode five of The Mandalorian ('The Gunslinger'). We then progress to a review of the latest episode of Star Wars: Resistance ('The Voxx Vortex 5000’). Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #124 - Adam Driver Covers Rolling Stone  The Mandalorian Finds Sanctuary

    Episode #124 - Adam Driver Covers 'Rolling Stone' & The Mandalorian Finds Sanctuary

    01/12/2019 Duração: 01h16min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty discuss the following news: - Adam Driver covers Rolling Stone for TROS - First clip from ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ released + new TV spots - J.J. Abrams’ favourite prequels scene Finally, we round off the show with two big reviews. Firstly, we cover episode four of The Mandalorian ('Sanctuary'). We then progress to a review of the latest episode of Star Wars: Resistance ('Rendezvous Point’). Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #123 - The Rise of Skywalker Promo Hits  We Review The Sin

    Episode #123 - 'The Rise of Skywalker' Promo Hits & We Review 'The Sin'

    26/11/2019 Duração: 02h19min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty discuss the following news: - Two new TV spots for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ include lots of new footage - EW and Empire spotlight ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ - EW gets a bunch of exclusive photos from ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ - The cast of the sequel trilogy speak with EW re. TROS - New posters released for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ - Rolling Stone interview Kathleen Kennedy - The Hollywood Reporter questions Kathleen Kennedy’s future with Lucasfilm - Colin Trevorrow gives Empire some insights into his version of Episode IX Finally, we round off the show with two big reviews. Firstly, we cover episode three of The Mandalorian ('The Sin'), worshipping at the altar of Deborah Chow's directorial talent. We then progress to a review of the latest episode of Star Wars: Resistance ('Relic Raiders'), before closing off the show with two listener questions. Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael a

  • Episode #122 - The Mandalorian Premieres  We Review Resistance Reborn

    Episode #122 - The Mandalorian Premieres & We Review 'Resistance Reborn'

    20/11/2019 Duração: 02h01min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty kick off the show with their extended (and spoiler-filled!) review of the first two episodes of The Mandalorian. Hear us swoon over the transcendent marvel that is baby Yoda, as well as praise the title character for being such a thoroughly good boy. We then discuss some key takeaways from recent ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ cover stories that have been featured in UK publications SciFi Now and Total Film. The conversation then moves to Rebecca Roanhorse’s novel Resistance Reborn, which we discuss in full, covering its strengths and weaknesses, as well as speculating on what its implications might be for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. Finally, they offer their review of the episode of Star Wars: Resistance (‘From Beneath’), which essentially turns into a mini-crusade for heightened levels of Tam content. Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard

  • Episode #121 - Updates on Leias Role in The Rise of Skywalker  Resistance Round-Up

    Episode #121 - Updates on Leia's Role in 'The Rise of Skywalker' & Resistance Round-Up

    11/11/2019 Duração: 58min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty discuss the following news: - Mandalorian hype intensifies/Disney+ launch day revealed for Western Europe - Daisy Ridley talks TROS - Carrie Fisher’s brother discusses the original plan for her role in Episode IX - Billie Lourd speaks about becoming the new custodian of Leia. Rachael and Kirsty round off the episode with a catch-up on the first five episodes of the second season of Star Wars: Resistance, sharing their favourite moments and delving into some speculation about what's to come. Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

  • Episode #120 - The Mandalorian Gets a Final Trailer  Benioff and Weiss Depart Star Wars

    Episode #120 - The Mandalorian Gets a Final Trailer & Benioff and Weiss Depart Star Wars

    05/11/2019 Duração: 52min

    In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty discuss the following news: - 'The Mandalorian' gets a final trailer - Benioff and Weiss quit their Star Wars trilogy. Many thanks to Christy Carew for the Scavenger's Hoard theme, and Nemling for our artwork. If you have any questions for Rachael and Kirsty, please email them to scavengershoard@gmail.com

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