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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: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com Facebook: Idiot’s Array Alan: @jedizaugg Mark: @MarkESutter Ryder: @RyderWaldronDDS
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Oct 15, 2019

Mark and Alan are busy with Jedi business so Ryder is joined by Jay Krebs. Ryder and Jay discuss what our favorite heroes and villains learned from some of the failures in the Star Wars saga. 

What did Luke learn from his failure in the Dagobah Cave? 

Did the Jedi Order learn anything from their failures? 

Did Yoda really fail when he didn't kill Palpatine on Coruscant? 

Did Obi-Wan fail when training Anakin or was he in a no-win situation? 

We answer these questions and many more. We would be honored if you would join us!

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Oct 1, 2019

Caves are a repeating theme in Star Wars and Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss some of their favorites on Episode 91. 

What makes caves so mysterious and work so well in Star Wars

How is each cave experience similar? 

How did the characters emerge changed and what did they learn? 

Did any characters get the answers they sought? 

Get your headlamps and join us for a deep dive into some of our favorite Star Wars scenes!

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Sep 16, 2019

Sparked by two listener emails, Alan, Mark, and Ryder continue their discussion on Kylo Ren. Is Kylo Ren vulnerable without his mask? Why does Snoke really want him to take it off? Does the mask give Kylo confidence that he doesn't otherwise have? And how does it affect his interactions with other characters? 

No masks were worn or harmed during the recording of this podcast.

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Sep 10, 2019

With the upcoming release of The Rise of Skywalker, come get caught up on the Star Wars saga up to this point. Where did our favorite Star Wars heroes and villains find themselves at the end of The Last Jedi? What are we most looking forward to in Episode IX? And is anyone ever really gone? Come enjoy this spoiler-free discussion of the Skywalker Saga with Ryder Waldron and Alan Zaugg, and get ready for The Rise of Skywalker!

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Sep 8, 2019

Emperor Palpatine was an evil dictator who manipulated the Republic and formed the Galactic Empire, nearly wiped out the Jedi Order in the process, and seduced Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force.

So why do Star Wars fans love this Dark Lord of the Sith so much?

Is the Emperor a better villain than Darth Vader?

What could the Jedi Order have learned from him? Was he a necessary evil or would the galaxy have been better off if he'd been stopped early on? 

What more can we learn from his possible return in The Rise of Skywalker

Alan and Ryder are live at Fan X (Salt Lake Comic Convention) and will discuss Emperor Palpatine's story arc throughout the Star Wars Saga. 

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Aug 19, 2019

Take that ridiculous thing off. Alan, Mark, and Ryder examine Kylo Ren from all angles on Episode 89. Was Kylo Ren justified in his reaction when he thought Luke Skywalker was going to kill him? What kind of kinship did he feel with Darth Vader? And when did he find out about his grandfather's history? Does Kylo Ren actually care about anyone besides himself? And do we feel any sympathy or empathy for this Knight of Ren? 

We also discuss some of our upcoming Fan X panels, Mark and Alan discuss home improvements, and Ryder daydreams. You know what you must do. 

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Jul 29, 2019

Alan and Ryder cover many different topics on Episode 88. First we answer some listener feedback and then discuss the results of our recent polls. We also talk about the new Sith Trooper and our favorite Stormtrooper armors. For our main topic we discuss who from Star Wars we would want to be our mentor/teacher. Only two there are for this episode. No more, no less. 

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Jul 1, 2019

Alan, Mark, and Ryder are delivering happiness with Episode 87 by discussing what in Star Wars makes us happy! 

Which characters make us happy? 

Which moments bring us the most happiness? 

Is there one Star Wars movies that makes us happiest? 

Besides the movies, what about Star Wars makes us the happiest? 

Join us for Episode 87 and get happy about Star Wars!

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Jun 17, 2019

On this Father's Day edition of Idiot's Array, we discuss fathers in the Star Wars saga. 

How has Star Wars changed for us since we've become fathers? 

What is the most tragic father story in Star Wars

Who are our favorite fathers or father figures in Star Wars

We discuss these topics, Mark and Alan sing, and much, much more!

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Jun 3, 2019

Mark Sutter has vanished, but Alan and Ryder are here to discuss each of their four favorite lightsaber battles from all of Star Wars. Mark was even able to get a transmission through before all communications were cut off, so Alan and Ryder will discuss his also. Top 5 lists are easy. Top 4 lists require thought and heartache. We would be honored if you would join us!

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May 20, 2019

On Episode 84, Alan, Mark, and Ryder re-visit The Phantom Menace on its 20th anniversary. Where and when did we see The Phantom Menace for the first time? What are some of our favorite memories from seeing it? Did we have a favorite scene? And what memories do we have of the marketing and merchandise? We would love you to join us! We have not doubt of that. 

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Apr 21, 2019

Alan and Ryder are live at Fan X as they explore Chewbacca’s journey through the Star Wars saga, from the tragedy and heartbreak of losing his family to becoming a rebel hero. How did the battle of Kashyyyk during the Clone Wars shape Chewie’s character and outlook on the galaxy? What made his bond with Han Solo so unique? How did Han’s death affect Chewbacca’s goals in the sequel trilogy?  And is Chewbacca the true hero and moral compass of Star Wars? We will discuss everyone’s favorite wookiee as he just keeps getting better with age.

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Apr 2, 2019

On Episode 83, Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss their Mt.Rushmore of characters from the different areas of Star Wars. Who will we pick as our favorites from the original trilogy, prequels, sequel trilogy, books/comics, animation, and Star Wars stories? And at the end we will try to guess each other's overall top four favorite characters from all of Star Wars. We'd love you to play along at home as you listen. Top five lists are for chumps. Mt. Rushmore lists are for heroes!

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Mar 4, 2019

Mark returns to join Alan and Ryder as we discuss the confrontation between Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren on Crait, what led up to it, and the aftermath. 

What did Luke mean during his final conversation with Leia? 

Did Leia and C-3PO realize that Luke wasn't really on Crait? 

What did Luke add to his own legend? 

How tortuous was the outcome for Kylo Ren? 

In this scene, did Luke truly become the Jedi he was always meant to be? 

Is Luke's death the most powerful scene in any Star Wars movie? 

We also have an exciting Star Wars Celebration announcement! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Feb 18, 2019

In episode 81, Mark Sutter has vanished, but Alan and Ryder fight on. They discuss the epic battle scene in Snoke's throne room, what led to it, and what happened in the aftermath. 

What parallels are there with the throne room scene from ROTJ?

If Kylo Ren is the First Order's supreme leader, what kind of responsibility will that add? 

Did Kylo blow his only chance to join Rey and the resistance? 

Alan and Ryder also discuss the recently released Episode IX wrap photo, answer some listener emails, and much, much more. We would be honored if you would join us! 

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Jan 26, 2019

In this episode, Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss what part faith and self-confidence play in using the Force. From Luke Skywalker failing to lift his X-wing out of the Dagobah swamp to Rey mind tricking a stormtrooper, faith in the Force and oneself seems to be crucial. 

In what other instances do we see faith play a part? 

What part does urgency play? 

What about faith in other characters and not just the Force? 

Is Chirrup Imwe the best example of someone having faith in the Force? 

We discuss this and much more on Episode 80 of Idiot's Array! 

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Jan 8, 2019

On episode 79, Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss Rey's vision in the cave on Ahch-To in The Last Jedi. 

What did she discover about herself and did it open a Force portal within her? 

How does Rey's experience in the cave compare to Luke Skywalker's in The Empire Strikes Back. 

After Rey's time in the cave, why did she go to Kylo Ren first and not Luke? 

Why is it so important to face our greatest fears in order to grow? 

We take a deep cave dive in this episode and would be honored if you would join us. 

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