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Due To Our Ever Expanding Need To Run Blockades – The Blockade Runner Podcast #175

We return after a week off to catch up on Disney+ news, Mandalorian books being canceled, a few insights into the process of making the sequel trilogy, and a quick High Republic comics update.

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Done With Cara Dune – The Blockade Runner Podcast #172

Ryan and John spend the first chunk of this week’s episode addressing the Gina Carano situation before talking Star Wars Insider, a rumored Nintendo Switch Republic Commando release, and finally some spoiler-free discussion of last week’s High Republic comics releases.

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The Days of Our Lives in Star Wars – The Blockade Runner Podcast #171

This week’s episode is a little shorter (at least for us). We cover The Mandalorian’s Golden Globes nomination before chatting about some recent toy acquistions, the Star Wars Rebels premier episode, and a quick preview of the new YA High Republic novel Into the Dark.

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Mando Season 2 Wrap Up Show – The Blockade Runner Podcast #165

This episode is devoted to wrapping up our coverage of all things Mandalorian (for the time being) including the Book of Boba Fett announcement, Phil Szostak’s The Art of The Mandalorian book, the season two Disney Gallery installment, our favorite “leaked” episode titles and Mando Mondays t-shirts, and great message from D. Hackerson re: Bo Katan, Din, and the dark saber.

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Mando Ch. 16: “The Rescue” – The Blockade Runner Podcast #164

Original Blockade Runners Kevin and Dan join Ryan and John for this huge episode covering the mind-blowing season (series?) finale of The Mandalorian. This episode felt like a hugely important moment for the show and for Star Wars in general and we spend close to three hours covering every aspect of its triumphant surprises and implications for the future.

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Mando Ch. 15: “The Believer” – The Blockade Runner Podcast #163

We’re back for the second time in like 36 hours to discuss Mandalorian Ch. 15 “The Believer.” We discuss Rick Famiyuwa’s brilliant writing and direction, Bill Burr’s fantastic performance, Din’s resolute willingness to do whatever it takes to find Grogu, and what may be on the horizon for the show’s characters, including Boba Fett.

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Mando Ch 14: “The Tragedy” – The Blockade Runner Podcast #161

Ryan and John dive deep into “The Tragedy” and discuss the episode’s returning characters, intense action, and those darktroopers! We conclude the episode with @NorskAkiruno ‘s insightful take on Mando Ch. 13.

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Mando Ch. 13: “The Jedi” – The Blockade Runner Podcast #160

Mando Ch. 13, “The Jedi,” is a massively important episode for the series and for the larger Star Wars galaxy. We dig into its implications for the Mando and the Child, Ahsoka, the future of the series, and the future of Star Wars storytelling going forward.

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Mando Ch. 12: The Siege – The Blockade Runner Podcast #159

Ryan and John somehow again spend two hours discussing a 40 minute episode of television…but it’s a pretty good conversation! We discuss the impossible cuteness of The Child, the contrast between the not great real life Gina Carrano and the actually great on screen Cara Dune, what exactly is “the way,” and even strand-casts (whatever those are). 

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Mando Ch. 11: “The Heiress” – The Blockade Runner Podcast #158

Ryan and John discuss Mandalorian Chapter 11’s best moments and biggest reveals plus the eventual destination for The Child.

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