Idiot's Array: A Star Wars Podcast

Idiot’s Array is a Star Wars podcast hosted by Alan Zaugg, Mark Sutter, and Ryder Waldron. We bridge the Star Wars galaxy, from the movies to the comics, the novels to Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars. On Idiot’s Array we discuss Star Wars in a fun and intelligent way. We’d be honored if you’d join us at the Sabacc table! Contact us: Twitter: @idiotsarraypod Email: Facebook: Idiot’s Array Alan: @jedizaugg Mark: @MarkESutter Ryder: @RyderWaldronDDS
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Dec 16, 2015

The guys go over some of the recent short stories and the Star Wars Annual before jumping into their main topic of attachments and how it leads a good Jedi to the dark side. 

Dec 3, 2015
  • Alan, Mark, and Ryder go over their plans for their first viewings of The Force Awakens
  • They then go over what content they are consuming to prepare for the movies release
  • It's on to some of the recent Star Wars comics
  • Also discussed is dealing with over-hype
  • Special PSA: don't sit in the front row!
Nov 23, 2015

Alan, Mark, and Ryder are at it again. This time they start the show out with a little Force Awakens talk and Maz Kanata. Then they delve deep into caves in Star Wars and connect them with themes and other literature pieces and philosophy. 

Oct 29, 2015

Get a second helping of Idiot's Array this week! Join Alan, Mark, and Ryder as they discuss the official theatrical trailer in a somewhat different way than all the others. They tie in the comics to speculate on who these characters are without spoilers from the movie. 

Oct 26, 2015

Join Mark, Ryder, and Alan as they continue their podcasting journey with this weeks Star Wars discussion. 

  • The Force Awakens Poster
  • Dissension and the rise back! Many characters are discussed
    • Vader
    • Yoda
    • Obi-Wan
    • Luke
    • Ahsoka
    • Maul
Oct 10, 2015

Idiot's Array has hit double digits

The guys go into familiar territory and give their "Insection" to the Emperor himself Sheev Palpatine.

The Prequels, Clone Wars, Original Trilogy, and even the Plagueis book get a plug!


Sep 28, 2015
  • Coffee with Kenobi hosts Dan Z. and Cory Clubb join the show
  • The new novel Smugglers Run is the main topic of discussion
  • Chewbacca’s depth as a character
  • A debate over whether the Millennium Falcon is a character or not
  • Mark compares the Falcon to a cat
  • Han’s arc through this book and the original trilogy
Sep 17, 2015
  • Alan, Mark, and Ryder describe their experiences of Force Friday
  • And go over the Star Wars collectibles they obtained.
  • They also talk about the lack of stock at some stores
Sep 2, 2015

Join Mark, Alan, Ryder and their guest Joao from the Cantina Cast.

In this episode:

  • Empire Magazine Photos
  • Kylo Ren's Lighsaber's meaning
  • The King Arthur connection for The Force Awakens 
  • Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious and the secret to save the ones you love
  • Darth Vader and Darth Sidious relationship
  • Force vision and Dreams

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Aug 17, 2015

Alan, Ryder and Mark welcome Cantina Cast blogger and Administrative Consultant, Becca Benjamin

In this episode:

  • Dark Disciple
  • The Jedi Council's decision to kill Count Dooku
  • Quinlan Vos compared to Anakin Skywalker
  • Quinlan Vos and Asajj Ventress relationship
  • Asajj Ventress's character
  • Kanan bridging the Gap between the Clone Wars and the Rebellion 

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Jul 31, 2015
  • Han Solo Anthology


  • Han Solo comparison to Darth Vader


  • Luke's impact on Han


  • Han and Boba Fett's history


  • Boba Fett's mistrust of the Jedi


  • Why Boba works for the Empire


  • Luke Vs Boba Fett


  • Boba survives The Great Pit of Carkoon 


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Jul 20, 2015

It’s time to join those ‘Three Cards’ that trump all others: Alan, Mark, and Ryder for another episode of Idiot’s Array!  The Road Gang is back and they’re riffling their cards for a playback of SDCC – starting off by sharing their Railbirds POV of The Force Awakens panel. Then it’s time, for a Round Of Play as these three discuss the original trilogy and any possible continuity conflicts based on JJ Abrams statement of canon from TFA panel. After which, they draw their Scare Card, as each of them take a shotgun approach on sharing their feelings of Harrison Ford gracing the fans with his appearance at SDCC, followed by another shuffle in the deck as they discuss their favorite moments for the Star Wars Reel; behind the scenes. Finally, they Tap-Out with an analytical theorization of the new sequel trilogy and its plausible tie-in to the prequels. This is an Unlimited Array – and it’s not to be missed

Jul 3, 2015

Join Alan, Ryder, and Mark as the explore the reasoning behind: the few or the 'wayward' to have left the Jedi Order. They have a lively discussion on: Anakin Skywalker's reasons for leaving and then, end up discussing the Jedi who abandoned the Jedi ways because of order 66.

Jun 12, 2015

“Hello, what do we have here?”  And now, the three cards that trump all others, welcome you back ,to their playing table for a second round of Sabacc! In this show … Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss … ‘PAIRS’ of the force, in other words, the pairing between Master and Padawan/Apprentice. So go ahead and give us a listen. Take a seat at our table and join us for a game of chance. Remember, nothing happens by accident. So, trust your feelings and place your bets as the guys deal those canonical cards. Once again, bridging the saga together, one Sabacc chip at a time.  As always, the house rules in an Idiot’s Array!

May 27, 2015

… “He’s a card player, gambler, scoundrel. You’d like him.” – Han Solo

Hello, what do we have here? Please, we’d be honored if you’d join us for a game of Sabacc. First time, you say? Ah … beginner’s luck. Or perhaps, Lando will be kind enough to spare some of that so called … ‘Lady Luck’ he calls charm, with all of us.

In today’s deck, our dealers: Alan, Ryder, and Mark up their antes before anyone can bluff by calling out a canonical hand and laying it all out on the table; NO-HOLDS-BARRED. Anything goes, from the Expanded Universe, to the now/new Legends, and everything in between. After all, House Rules and these guys call the shots. In closing, they follow up with a winning hand by paying homage to STAR WARS month and the 38th anniversary of the original movie that started it all, STAR WARS: A New Hope.