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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ahmed Best. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ahmed Best, often where they are interviewed.

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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ahmed Best. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ahmed Best, often where they are interviewed.

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Ahmed Best Talks Fatherhood, Jedi Temple Challenge & How His Son Saved His Life

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
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Actor, musician and dad, Ahmed Best sits down with me to chat about fatherhood, how his son, Marley saved his life and what he learned from his dad that he looks to instill into his son. Best also talks to me about his new Star Wars series called, Jedi Temple Challenge, becoming Jedi Master Kelleran Beq. We also chat about his time working with George Lucas, the role of Jar Jar Binks and how he and Liam Neeson were looking to do a buddy cop movie.We finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five. 
About Ahmed Best
Ahmed Best is an actor, voice actor, and musician. Ahmed Best, known to many fans as Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars prequels, hosts the show, Jedi Temple Challenge as a new Jedi Master Kelleran Beq. Best guides players through three rounds of trials as they vie to become Jedi Knights and wield the iconic symbol of the guardians of peace and justice, the lightsaber. Accompanying Best is Mary Holland (Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade) who voices the wise-cracking protocol droid companion AD-3, and Sam Witwer, who gives a unique voice to the dark side of the Force. He also created, wrote, directed and produced his own TV show called This Can't Be My Life.
Ahmed and his wife, Raquel have one son, Marley. 
Make sure you follow Ahmed on Twitter at @ahmedbest and check out Jedi Temple Challenge at over at the Star Wars Kids YouTube Challenge. 
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Jul 06 2020



Spaceballs (w/ Mary Holland and Ahmed Best)

Newcomers: Star Wars, with Lauren Lapkus & Nicole Byer
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To celebrate our Star Wars finale, we're joined by Ahmed Best (voice of Jar Jar Binks) and Mary Holland (voice of AD-3 droid) to talk about your top movie suggestion - the 1987 Mel Brooks satire film Spaceballs. Mary and Ahmed also discuss what it's like hosting the new children's Star Wars game show series, Jedi Temple Challenge. Plus, Ahmed shares the incredible audition process behind Jar Jar, how it caused a rift between him and Michael Jackson, and what it's like working with George Lucas.

Sources for this episode:

Bob It! Baby Yoda

Spaceballs Trivia from IMDB

Also, we announce what we're covering for season two! So stay subscribed to this same feed, we'll have new episodes releasing later this summer. Thanks for listening!

Jun 30 2020

1hr 11mins


I Can’t Get Up The Ice Slope, Ahmed Best

Cinemashelf Podcast Network
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Hey, Yo!

Jon & Ross return from their hiatus to discuss Celebration Anaheim’s Postponement, From a Certain Point of View: ESB & Jedi Temple Challenge.


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Jun 18 2020

1hr 8mins

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This episode is with the great Ahmed Best! We talk about how growing up in NY influenced his creativity, following through with your ideas, his time on Stomp, pioneering MoCap technology with ILM, brainstorming with Rob Coleman, Liam Neeson putting him on the spot and much more! Enjoy!

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Twitter: @ahmedbest
Instagram: @bestahmed

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Feb 25 2020

1hr 18mins


#096 Afrofuturism w/ Ahmed Best

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The voice of Star Wars' Jar Jar Binks and host of The Afrofuturist podcast explains afrofuturism.

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Dec 30 2019

1hr 6mins


Episode Eighty Nine: Ahmed Best

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Positive and Negative is a podcast where Tristan Miller discusses the relationship between mental health and the creative temperament. This episode Tristan speaks with actor, musician, podcaster, and motion capture pioneer Ahmed Best about his experience with depression.

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Nov 07 2019



18 - Typing Ahmed Best

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Ahmed is known for his portrayal of Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars Episodes I-III. However, the world doesn’t remember him due to the controversy and often vitriolic reactions people had to Jar Jar’s character. Struggling to make peace with the tribe hate, Ahmed almost committed suicide. Today, he talks about his experiences openly, which allowed Evelyn and I to see where he feels stuck as we typed him. While some parts jumped out to both of us, we couldn’t agree on decider vs observer. What did you see?

Ahmed was a joy to get to know and we both walked away as Ahmed fans, wishing him the very best with his upcoming one man show.

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Jun 13 2019



Racism, Sexism, and Jar Jar Binks: With Ahmed Best

The Enthusiasm Enthusiast
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On this episode, Ahmed Best and I continue our discussion about Star Wars. We talk about how the backlash Ahmed experienced is both similar and different to what Loan Tran(originally known to audiences as Kelly Marie Tran) experienced with The Last Jedi. We also talk about how excited we are for Andrew Gillum's campaignfor Governor in Florida and how we believe displaced Puerto Ricans might save us all. We love our Puerto Rican sisters and brothers!

We get enthusiasm from Kristi Lee of Canadian True Crime Podcast. Please send voice memos or emails about the things you're enthusiastic about to We want to hear from you!!

Got some delicious sauvignon blanc from Lapis Luna Wines. You should check them out.

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Sep 18 2018


Racism, Sexism, and Jar Jar Binks: With Ahmed Best

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Trigger Warning: Suicide

In July, my friend Ahmed Best revealed that in his darkest days he contemplated taking his own life. The pendulum of his career has been nothing short of extraordinary. He got his big break performing in the cast of Stomp The Musical which led to an offer to play a first-of-its-kind character in the Star Wars prequels. His character, Jar Jar Binks, would lead the way for the development of motion capture technology in film, but he would also become the punching bag for everything fans didn't love about the movies. Ahmed was in the precarious position of being associated with a character who both was and wasn't him. He took the hit, but not the accolades, until a generation of Star Wars fans had kids who LOVE Jar Jar. The part no one seems to address is how racism played a huge role in the blowback. After years of trying to pivot away from discussing the toll it took on him, Ahmed is now developing a one man show to dig in to the dark and the light. You can follow this evolution here. We had such a great talk that I'm bringing you two episodes with Ahmed!

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-TALK.

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Sep 04 2018


Ep 183 : The Phantom Editor Responds To Ahmed Best - with Mike J Nichols

Steele Wars : Star Wars Podcast
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In the early 2000’s The Phantom Edit was the most hyped VHS tape in Hollywood. 

The purpose of the edit, according to creator Mike J. Nichols, was to make a much stronger version of The Phantom Menace based on the previous execution and philosophies of film storytelling and editing of George Lucas.

Whilst to the casual Star Wars viewer the difference to the film might be unnoticeable, many in the media misleadingly sensationalized the underground tape to have totally edited out Jar Jar Binks. 

Recently Ahmed Best on his exceptional field notes YouTube series spoke about the hurt the edit caused him. 

The Phantom Edit’s creator Mike J. Nichols returns to the podcast to discuss Ahmed's recent comments on the landmark fan edit and look at fan discourse and criticism then and now.

Watch Ahmed Best's Field Notes
Field Notes Ep 3

Listen to the original Phantom Editor interview!
Ep 016 : The Phantom Editor - The re-editor of Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace

Watch Star Wars: Episode I.II - The Phantom Edit
DVD Commentary by Mike J. Nichols

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Aug 28 2018