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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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Dec 11, 2023

Was it Idiot's Array's destiny to make it to our 200th episode? We're not sure, but on Episode 200 we discuss destiny in Star Wars. 

-Does the Force control a character's destiny? 

-How do decisions affect destiny? 

-What part do Force visions play in a person's destiny? 

-Did Anakin Skywalker fulfil his destiny? And what about Ahsoka Tano, Luke Skywalker, Padme Amidala, and Obi-Wan Kenobi? 

We start the show by responding to a listener email. Then we talk about which three Star Wars characters we would invite to a holiday dinner. We discuss all of this and much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod
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Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com
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Nov 20, 2023

On Episode 199, Ryder is joined by Becca Benjamin (Tarkin's Top Shelf) to cover a variety of topics.

First up, we revisit the Phantom Menace teaser trailer 25 years later. What do we remember from this time? How do we feel about this trailer now? And we share some feelings on The Phantom Menace.

Next, we discuss some of The High Republic updates and how some of those storylines are weaved into live-action Star Wars. 

We also discuss Life Day and the Star Wars Holiday Special and why it is worth watching. 

We also cover many more topics! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Nov 5, 2023

Join Idiot's Array for an all-new episode packed with a variety of topics!

We start the show by talking about the new Beatles song before we read a listener email.

For our main topic, we have an in-depth discussion about how important relatability is to which Star Wars characters are our favorites. 

To close the show, we talk about the recent passing of Matthew Perry. 

All of this and so much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Oct 23, 2023

Join Alan and Ryder live at Fan X in Salt Lake City for our Ahsoka Tano: Stil the Purest Example of the Jedi? panel! 

Ahsoka Tano has become has become a beloved Star Wars character as her story spanned The Clone Wars, Rebels, The Mandalorian, literature, and now the Ahsoka series. With the added perspective of the Ahsoka series, how have our thoughts and appreciation of Ahsoka changed? Why does she continue to be an inspiration fan favorite? We will discuss our favorite Ahsoka moments, our favorite aspects of her character growth, and the influence Anakin Skywalker continues to have on her life.

-Why was it importan for Ahsoka to leave the Jedi Order? 

-If you were Luke Skywalker, what is the one question you would want to ask Ahsoka about your father? 

-Better duo: Ahsoka and Anakin or Ahsoka and Rex? 

All of this and much, much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Oct 16, 2023

Join Ryder and Alan live from Fan X in Salt Lake City for The Clone Wars 15th Anniversary panel!

Fifteen years ago, Star Wars fans were introduced to new characters (Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex) and re-introduced to characters we’d known for years (Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan) in The Clone Wars.

-What are the lasting legaciecs of The Clone Wars move and series today?

-What makes them both so important to Star Wars fans? 

-Why was Ahsoka assigned to Anakin? 

-What are some of our favorite scenes?

-What is our favorite pairing: Ahsoka and Anakin? Or Ahsoka and Rex?

All of this and much, much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Oct 8, 2023

"No matter what happens next, I'm going to be there for you."

On Episode 195, we are joined one more time by Becca Benjamin (Tarkin's Top Shelf, Kanata's Castle) and Red 5 Mom (Kanata's Castle) as we discuss the season finale of Ahsoka, The Jedi, the Witch, and the Warlord. Some of the topics we discuss include: 

-Morgan receives the gift of shadows

-Ezra builds a new lightsaber

-The relationship between Ahsoka and Sabine

-Thrawn plots his return to the known galaxy

-Night Troopers

-Sabine stays together with Ahsoka

-Ezra reunites with Hera

We start the show by paying tribute to Shawna Trpcic (costume designer for The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Ahsoka, and Firefly) who passed away suddenly on October 4th. 

All of this and much, much more! We would be honored if you would join us!

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Oct 2, 2023

On Episode 194, the Idiots get together once again with Tarkin's Top Shelf and Kanata's Castle to discuss the penultimate episode of Ahsoka, Dreams and Madness. Some of the topics we discuss are: 

-Hera vs. Senator Xiono

-C-3PO!

-Anakin's training holograms for Ahsoka

-Thrawn's strategy

-Sabine gives Ezra a recap of what has happened in their galaxy

-Baylan and Shin take different paths

-The reunion of Ahsoka, Ezra, and Sabine. 

All of this and much, much more madness on this dreamy episode of Idiot's Array. 

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Sep 25, 2023

On Episode 193, we discuss Ahsoka-Part 6: Far, Far Away. Join us as we talk about: 

-The arrival at Peridea

-Purgill graveyard

-The Great Mothers

-Thrawn!

-Sabine finally finding Ezra

We start with a short recap of Alan and Ryder's weekend at Fan X in Salt Lake City. All of this and much more on an action-packed episode of Idiot's Array. We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Sep 18, 2023

Fan X 2023 is Sept 21-23, 2023 and Idiot's Array will be hosting several panels! On this Quickdeal, Alan and Ryder discuss their schedules for the convention this week. Join them live to discuss Ahsoka, The Clone Wars, Return of the Jedi, and much, much more!

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Sep 17, 2023

On Episode 192, Idiot's Array joins forces with The Pitiful Little Band Roundtable for a discussion on Shadow Warrior, Part Five of Ahsoka. Join us as we talk about: 

-Jacen helps Hera and the New Republic locate Ahsoka.

-Ahsoka continues her training with Anakin in the World Between Worlds. 

-A return to The Clone Wars battlefields. 

-The search for Sabine continues. 

All of this and much, much more in this extended edition of Idiot's Array! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Sep 10, 2023

On Episode 191, Idiot's Array is joined by Becca Benjamin and Red 5 Mom to discuss Fallen Jedi, Part 4 in Ahsoka. Join us as we talk about: 

-Who is/are the fallen Jedi? 

-What is Sabine's importance? 

-Ahsoka vs. Baylan and Sabine vs. Shin

-Did Sabine betray Ahsoka in order to find Ezra? 

-World Between Worlds

-Anakin!

All of this and more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Sep 4, 2023

This is intolerable! Idiot's Array is joined by Becca Benjamin (Tarkin's Top Shelf, Kanata's Castle) and Red 5 Mom (Kanata's Castle) to discuss part 3 (Time to Fly) of Ahsoka. We discuss: 

  • Sabine's struggles with her Jedi training
  • Hera's frustrations with politics
  • More reasons why the Jedi Order fell 
  • A fun space battle
  • Ahsoka in a space suit
  • And Purrgil!

All of this and much, much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Aug 27, 2023

Join Idiot's Array and special guest Becca Benjamin (Tarkin's Top Shelf) as we discuss Ahsoka: Part One (Master and Apprentice) and Part Two (Toil and Trouble). We begin with our general thoughts on the series so far and then take a deep dive into many of the specifics of each episode. Don't delay any longer! The only time you are wasting is your own. 

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Aug 7, 2023

Somehow, Idiot's Array returned! On Episode 188, we crack open a pack of Star Wars Conversation Cards and see where they take us. Join us as we take a journey through the Star Wars galaxy and cover a variety of topics. We would be honored if you would join us!

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Jun 25, 2023

On Episode 187, Idiot's Array finally discusses idiots in Star Wars! We start with sixteen of the biggest idiots in Star Wars and limit them down to our Idiot's Array. Join us for the chaos and debate. There is some controversy on the characters who made it into our bracket and even more on the characters who move forward. Also, Alan almost chokes to death.

We start the show by discussing our excitement over the new Indiana Jones movie being released this week. You'll want to stay until the end on this one. We would be honored if you would join us. 

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May 29, 2023

The Idiots are back to discuss more jerks in the Star Wars galaxy! In Part 2 of Jerks in Star Wars, we try to make amends for overlooking some very important jerks. Who will make our second Idiot's Array in Part 2 of this challenge? Listen now to find out. And if you join us, we promise to be polite and to be honored by your presence. 

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May 8, 2023

Idiot's Array is back with another bracket and this time we are trying to figure out who is the biggest jerk in Star Wars. The jerks in our bracket come from the light side and dark side, Rebels and Imperials, and live action and animation. But who will make it to our Idiot's Array in Part 1 of this challenge? Join us to find out! 

We start the show by talking about the return of Return of the Jedi to theaters, how we spent our May the Fourth, and answer a listener email. We would be honored by your presence!

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Apr 23, 2023

On Episode 184, Mark and Ryder are joined by Becca Benjamin (Tarkin's Top Shelf) to discuss the season three finale of The Mandalorian. 

-What are our thoughts on the finale and season three overall? 

-What is the significance of Din, Bo-Katan, and Grogu defeating Moff Gideon? 

-R5-D4 finally gets to be the hero. 

-Grogu has experienced and re-experienced a lot of trauma

-Were we satisified with the ending? 

All of this and much, much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Apr 17, 2023

On Episode 183, Alan and Ryder are joined by Becca Benjamin (Tarkin's Top Shelf) to discuss the penultimate episode of season three of The Mandalorian. 

-What are our thoughts on the Shadow Council? 

-Who are the spies? 

-We contrast the leadership of Bo-Katan and Moff Gideon. 

-How does this episode tie in with other Star Wars media? 

-And we look forward to the season three finale. 

All of this and much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Apr 11, 2023

Join us on Episode 182 for a Pitiful Little Band roundtable wrap-up of Star Wars Celebration. 

-What are our overall feelings about what we saw and learned? 

-What are our reactions to the new movies announced? (Rey is returning!)

-Thoughts on Star Wars Celebration is heading to Japan in 2025.

-We also discuss the Ahsoka trailer, the final season of The Bad Batch, Acolyte news, season two of Star Wars: Visions, and much, much more!

Join us for this fun-filled episode! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Apr 9, 2023

The Ahsoka teaser trailer was released at Star Wars Celebration and Alan and Ryder are here to break it down. What did we love about it? What are we most looking forward to in the series? And how are we going to prepare for it? 

We start the show by discussing some of the other SWCE announcements that we are most excited about!

Join us for some exciting Star Wars discussion. We would be honored if you would join us!

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Mar 27, 2023

On Episode 180, The Pitiful Little Band are back to discuss The Foundling (The Mandalorian S3:E4) and Tipping Point (The Bad Batch S2:E14)! 

In Tipping Point, we see the imminent danger that is encircling The Bad Batch. Do we have a better understanding of why the Empire really wants Omega? What is Crosshair's motivation in helping his fellow Clones? 

In The Foundling, we see Bo-Katan honor and help the covert. How do Bo-Katan's beliefs and those of the other Mandalorians' co-exist? Did The Armorer believe that Bo-Katan saw a Mythosaur? And we finally see (partly) how Grogu escaped Order 66. Who set his escape in motion? And Kelleran Beq!!!

Join us for all of this and much more! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Mar 20, 2023

On Episode 179, Idiot's Array once again joins forces with Tarkin's Top Shelf to dissect and discuss the latest episodes of The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch.

We start by discussing Pabu. What was the main theme of this episode? How are we feeling about Phee's involvement with The Bad Batch? Where do we see the series going from here? 

Next, we take the conversation to The Convert. How good was the space battle with Din, Bo-Katan, and the TIEs? How does Bo-Katan feel about possibly joining Din's clan? How does Dr. Pershing's story tie in to the overall story of The Mandalorian and to the Star Wars saga in general? 

All of this and much more fun! We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Mar 5, 2023

On Episode 178, Idiot's Array and Tarkin's Top Shelf combine forces to discuss and dissect the latest episodes of The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch.

The Zillo Beast returns on Metamorphisis, the new episode of The Bad Batch. How does the Empire plan to use this beast? And what is the importance of Omega to the Empire? 

The Apostate, the first episode of season three of The Mandalorian, gives a scattershot of plot lines. IG-11, Anzellans, Gorian Shard, and Bo-Katan (among others) make appearances in this episode that starts the season with a bang. Where will we go from here? 

Join us for this and much, much more! We would be honored by your presence. 

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Feb 19, 2023

The Idiots are back and Mark has something he wants to get off his chest! To start the show, Mark (and Alan and Ryder) addresses the drama that has arisen after the new trailer for season three of The Mandalorian. Then the Idiots take a deep dive into The Crossing, the latest episode of The Bad Batch. 

After a few weeks off, get reacquainted with Idiot's Array! We would be honored if you would join us. 

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

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Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

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