Info

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
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Idiot's Array: A Star Wars Podcast
2018
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Category: general
Jul 10, 2018

In this episode Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss Han Solo's cynicism.

Why did Han Solo become so cynical between Solo and A New Hope? 

Was his cynicism a defense mechanism that helped him survive? 

What changed between A New Hope and The Force Awakens to allow Han to believe in the Force and become less cynical? 

Why do some characters Star Wars become cynical and others don't? 

Also, Alan and Mark quote song lyrics and Ryder gets a new nickname. We have a really good feeling about this! 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @idiotsarraypodcast 

www.makingstarwars.net

 

Jun 27, 2018

In Episode 69 Alan, Mark, and Ryder continue their examination of the themes of Solo by discussing how a character's past affects their future. 

In Solo, did Han overcome his past? What is his past? And what about in A New Hope? 

Why is it so difficult for a character to overcome their past? 

Is it harder for a character to overcome a self-inflicted past or one caused by others or events? 

Did Luke overcome his past in The Last Jedi or was that who Luke always was? 

In Star Wars, who else has overcome their past? 

All of this as much, much more on this episode of Idiot's Array. We have a really good feeling about this! 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @idiotsarraypodcast 

www.makingstarwars.net

 

Jun 12, 2018

In this episode, Alan and Ryder are inspired by Solo and discuss the reluctant heroes of Star Wars. 

What makes a good reluctant hero?

Why is it so hard to be the hero?

Who are some of the less obvious reluctant heroes in Star Wars?

Also, Alan teases some of his song lyrics and Ryder pays his wife the ultimate compliment. All of this and much, much more. Mark is missing, but Alan and Ryder hold down the Sabacc table in his absence. 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @idiotsarraypodcast 

www.makingstarwars.net

Jan 23, 2018

In this episode we are joined by author Michael Moreci to discuss legends and legacies in The Last Jedi. What importance do legends have in The Last Jedi? How does Luke's influence on Rey compare and contrast with Vader's influence on Kylo Ren? Can our heroes ever live up to what we have built in our minds? How do Star Wars legends influence fans? We also discuss Michael Moreci's new novel Black Star Renegades. We discuss these topics and much, much more. This may not go the way you think!

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net

Jan 9, 2018

In episode 58 we begin discussing the many themes of The Last Jedi and we start with failure. Did Luke learn from his past failures? If so, did it help Rey? Would Luke have benefited from more teaching experience before beginning his Jedi Academy? Also, was Luke's story arc from the original trilogy to the sequel trilogy logical and believable? Finally, how relatable was Luke in The Last Jedi? As usual, we begin the show with a comics update. We'd love you to join us as we delve deep into The Last Jedi. Don't resist. And your weapons, you will not need them. 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net



Dec 19, 2017

In this roundtable episode, we are joined by Becca Benjamin of Tarkin's Top Shelf to discuss our initial thoughts and reviews of The Last Jedi. What were our thoughts after our first viewings? How did our feelings on The Last Jedi change from our first viewings to our second? Did it meet expectations? 

We begin the show by talking about Canto Bight: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. How did this collection of short stories tie into The Last Jedi? Does it add to the depth of TLJ? Is it required reading? 

Whether you are from somewhere or nowhere, we would be honored if you would join us. 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net



Dec 12, 2017

In this special and NON-SPOILERY episode, we get you ready for The Last Jedi! To start we break down the Vader #9 and Poe Dameron #21 comics. What did we learn from these issues that tie into The Force Awakens and possible The Last Jedi? 

Then we get excited about The Last Jedi! What are our pre-Star Wars movie traditions? When and with whom will we see The Last Jedi? What is your favorite movie treat? We also give our wild predictions for TLJ and talk about what we would love to see. To finish, we ask for listener feedback on this show's listener question. 

This is the perfect show to take with you on your way to the theater! We would love you to join us! 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net



Nov 9, 2017

In the action-packed episode, we discuss what separates character like Anakin, Luke, Rey, and Kylo from other Force wielders. What makes them so powerful? Why are some characters Force users and some only Force sensitive? Where does hard work and perseverance come into play? 

To start the show we read a listener's email that may shed some light on where Darth Maul obtained his original Kyber crystal, and then we talk about the latest season of Star Wars Rebels. In our comics segment we talk about Vader #7 and the return of Jocasta Nu before diving into the latest The Last Jedi TV spot. 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net



Jul 27, 2017

In this episode we discuss the recent revelation of how and why Dark Side users obtain their Kyber crystals from Jedi. What are the implications? How did Kylo Ren get his crystal? How many Jedi did Palatine kill to get his? We give a quick comics update and talk about our listeners' picks for their Star Wars partner. Also, we reveal our latest question for our listeners. Grab a Kyber crystal and join us for this episode of Idiot's Array. We would be honored if you would join us. 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net 



May 18, 2017

In this episode we cover listener feedback, which leads us to a discussion on the fall of the Jedi and how it relates to Japanese history, why Ahsoka Tano is such a beloved character,  a comics update, and much more. We'd be honored if you would join us. 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net 

Apr 6, 2017

In this episode we cover topics topics and questions sent in from listeners. We discuss  how Star Wars helped us through tough times, Qui-Gon's manipulation of the Force, balance between the light and dark sides of the Force, the Rebels season finale, and much, much more.

We also are happy to announce that Idiot's Array will be represented on the Star Wars Celebration Orlando podcast stage on Thursday April 13th at 7:30pm. We'd be honored if you'd join us. 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Mar 23, 2017

In this episode we discuss Jedi and Sith artifacts and the powers they may hold. Do these objects actually hold any power or is it just a perception of power? Are there examples in history or in our lives that can be compared to these artifacts? Do these artifacts change the Force wielder or do they magnify what is already present? How do holocrons and the Bendu factor in? We also discuss the latest episode of Rebels and much more. We'd be honored if you'd join us. 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: Idiot's Array

Feb 9, 2017

In this episode Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss their experiences seeing the Star Wars Special Editions twenty years ago. We also get into the latest Star Wars comics, Ryder talks about skipping college classes for Star Wars, and Mark shops for a toilet. We hit a bunch of topics and we'd love you to join us! 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: Idiot's Array 

Jan 12, 2017

In this episode we are joined by Tarkin's Top Shelf's Becca Benjamin to discuss Rogue One, Star Wars Rebels, a listener's email, Catalyst, and much more. We have a lot packed into this episode and we'd love you to join us!

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Email: idiot'sarraypodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: Idiot's Array

 

Dec 29, 2016
Alan, Ryder and Mark are back from Christmas break and have soaked in all the juicy details of Rogue One. There isn't much to say except take a listen to their thoughts on Rogue One.
 
If you have any questions or comments for the podcast, send them to idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening
Dec 14, 2016
Mark, Alan and Ryder get together one last time before Rogue One hits the theaters on December 15th. They have some fun at speculating on what will be in Rogue One.
 
In this episode:
  • Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel connections
  • Kyber crystals
  • The lust for power and forbidden knowledge
  • Orson Krennic's fate
  • Star Wars: Rebels connection to Rogue One

If you have any questions or comments for the podcast, send them to idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening

Dec 1, 2016

Alan, Mark and Ryder get back together after stuffing their faces with turkey and all the thanksgiving side dishes.

in this episode:

  • Rogue One tickets go on sale
  • Han Solo & Poe comic analysis
  • #GetRyderBackonFacebook
  • Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
  • A look back at the Force Awakens
  • What in Star Wars are the guys thankful for

If you have any questions or comments for the podcast, send them to idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening

 


Nov 17, 2016
It's been a while, but Mark, Ryder and Alan dust off their Mics and dive into another unique topic in the galaxy far, far away. What is a vergence in the Force? Tune in and find out what the guys have to say about.

If you have any questions or comments for the show, send them to idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening

Oct 7, 2016
Alan, Ryder and Mark are back with a fresh perspective on the holy saga.

in this episode:

  • What is perception in the Star Wars galaxy
  • How did Asajj Ventress perception and point of view change over time
  • Qui-Gon Jinn, Bendu and Yoda points of view
  • The evolution of Ahsoka's perception
  • Maul's revenge and perception and much, much more

 

If you have any questions or comments for the show, send them to idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening

Sep 22, 2016
After a mini-break from podcasting, Alan, Mark and Ryder are back with more listener feedback.
 
In this episode:
  • Star Wars Rebels season 1 & 2 soundtrack is available
  • The GoRogue shorts
  • Mace Windu's lightsaber form VII
  • Will Ezra turn to the Dark Side?
  • What if Grievous survived?
  • What happened to the core of Aldarran?
  • Why did Yoda tell Obi-Wan not to look at the security holocam?
  • Yoda's intuition

If you have any questions or comments for the show, send them to idiotsarraypodcast.gmail.com. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening.

Aug 25, 2016
Alan, Mark and Ryder are back once again.

in this episode:

  • Reactions to the latest Rogue One Trailer
  • How much of Darth Vader will we see in Rogue One
  • The chances of seeing Anakin's force ghost in VIII & IX
  • Darth Vader putting his past behind him in Marvels Darth Vader #24
  • Reactions to what was reveled in Marvels Darth Vader #24
  • Predictions and hopes of what Alan, Mark and Ryder hope to see in Darth Vader #25
  • Some Ewok talk...

If you have any questions or comments for the show, send them to idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes.Thank you for listening. Be sure to check out our new website www.thecantinacast.com.

Aug 11, 2016

Alan, Mark and Ryder take a few listener questions and ask themselves, What if?

  • Is flossing good or pointless?
  • What if Darth Vader never told Luke he was his father?
  • What if Luke didn't surrender on Endor?
  • What is Luke stayed on Dagobah?
  • What if Han didn't come back to help Luke in a New Hope?
  • What happens if R2-D2 and C-3PO get shot down over Tatooine?
  • What if Anakin didn't kill Dooku?

If you have any questions or comments for the show, send them to idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening. Be sure to check out our new web site www.thecantinacast.com

Aug 4, 2016
Alan, Mark and Ryder welcome former Cantina Cast blogger and the man behind the www.starwarscodex.com web site, Matt Neve. Matt was on location at celebration Europe 2016 and shares his experiences.
 
In this episode:
  • Rogue One Panel
  • Rogue One Sizzle Reel
  • Rebels Panel
  • Rebels Season 3 trailer

In you have an questions or comments for the show, send them to idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com. Please rate, reviews and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening. Be sure to visit our new web site www.thecantinacast.com

Jul 14, 2016
 

A simple tweet to @IdiotsArrayPod sparked a show idea and this is the results of that tweet. Join Alan, Mark and every one's favorite Bachelorette expert Ryder as they explore the deeper meaning of lightsabers and their connections to their Force wielders.

  • Is there a connection to force users?
  • Does the force crystals call to the force sensitive?
  • What is the difference between Kyber crystals and
    synthetic crystals?
  • Does the lightsaber predict the force users future?
  • Who's saber would you want?

If you have a question regarding this episode or an idea for a future episode please tweet at us @IdiotsArrayPod. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes.

Jun 30, 2016

In this episode, the guys from Idiot's Array are joined by the cast from Tarkin's Top Shelf in order to understand the "Great Mystery" of Star Wars and all of its aspects.

 
As they sit down, Round table style, Alan, Mark, Ryder, and Becca go over the latest news on Rogue One and find a way to crossover into the many realms of Star Wars categories.
 
* The Clone Wars i.e. Saw Gerrera
* Star Wars Rebels
* Literature i.e. the new canonical novelizations
* Comics
* Episodic Films
1 2 3 Next »