The Secrets of Star Wars is a fan podcast all about everything to do with Star Wars, including all of the movies, TV shows, streaming series, books, comic books, fan culture and more. The show looks at both the new creations as they are released as well as the existing library of Star Wars, going beyond the surface to look at the deeper layers and themes, while never forgetting how cool lightsabers are. Join your host Fr. Andrew “Father Fett” Kinstetter as well as Mike Creavey, Andrew Hermiz, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Angela Sealana for a weekly celebration of all things Star Wars.
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Darth Jar Jar Binks - Darth Jar Jar! Fr. Andrew, Thomas, and Mike discuss the most sinister Sith Lord of all time, Jar Jar Binks. They talk about all the surprising evidence that reveals Jar Jar not as the harmless Gungan we all thought, but truly the master manipulator behind everything in the Star Wars Saga. Qui-Gon Jinn - Is Qui-Gon Jinn the truest Jedi in the saga? Is he the most underrated by Star Wars fans? Angela Sealana and Mike Creavey discuss everything about Obiwan's Master, what makes him a hero, and about his fatal flaws as well. Lando Calrissian - Who's the coolest scoundrel in the galaxy? Mike Creavey, Angela Sealana, and Andrew Hermiz discus Lando Calrissian, including whether he's a hero or not, and how this character evolves over the course of the movies--from Solo to Rise of Skywalker. Yoda - Do or do not, there is no try! Fr. Andrew, Angela, and Thomas don't just try to talk about Yoda, they do! They discuss his vast life and role as mentor, but also his flaws. They also share many of the nuggets of wisdom he provides and connect many of them to our own lives. Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader - Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side! Fr. Andrew, Andrew H., Angela, and Mike talk about the tragic hero Anakin Skywalker, and his transition to the most iconic villain in movies. They discuss how relatable he is through the prequels, what we can learn from him and how his character arc tackles deep issues like free will vs. fate and whether redemption is possible.