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The Cantina Cast is all about thought provoking Star Wars discussion. From the character dissection series, to scene and quote analysis; we cover the Sequels, Prequels, and the Originals. Not to mention, Star Wars novels, comics, and video games.

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The Cantina Cast is all about thought provoking Star Wars discussion. From the character dissection series, to scene and quote analysis; we cover the Sequels, Prequels, and the Originals. Not to mention, Star Wars novels, comics, and video games.

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307 Ratings
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Great Info, Great Podcast

By Archeeum - May 13 2020
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I came for the Star Wars news, I stayed for Mike Rondo. Keep it up!

Awesome Podcast

By Mr. Train - Jan 30 2020
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Very insightful and makes the work day go by smooth.

iTunes Ratings

307 Ratings
Average Ratings
238
25
14
16
14

Great Info, Great Podcast

By Archeeum - May 13 2020
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I came for the Star Wars news, I stayed for Mike Rondo. Keep it up!

Awesome Podcast

By Mr. Train - Jan 30 2020
Read more
Very insightful and makes the work day go by smooth.
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Cantina Cast

Latest release on Aug 12, 2020

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The Cantina Cast is all about thought provoking Star Wars discussion. From the character dissection series, to scene and quote analysis; we cover the Sequels, Prequels, and the Originals. Not to mention, Star Wars novels, comics, and video games.

Rank #1: 211 The Last Jedi Reaction Show

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The wait is finally over! After two years of debate and speculation Mike and Joao give their initial reactions to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

 

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Dec 15 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #2: Episode 34: Another Happy Landing

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Mike and Joao welcome Dan and Cory from Coffee with Kenobi to discus all things Obi-Wan Kenobi, all four break down the performances of Alec and Ewan and if Obi-Wan failed Anakin.The boys also discus the EU and the implications that episode VII will have on the post-ROTJ EU as well as many other topics..

Jul 25 2013

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: 199 Origins of the Knights of Ren

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Mike and Joao thought they'd have a light news segment this week....they were wrong. The guys go over all the late breaking Star Wars news and speculate on the origins of those mysterious warriors, The Knights of Ren.

Quick Episode Summary:

  • Death Star III?
  • The Last Jedi novelization releases March 6th 2018
  • Rian Johnson comments on the "surprise" twists in The Last Jedi
  • Rian Johnson has a few things to finish on The Last Jedi  
  • Rian Johnson was asked about Directing epi..
  • BREAKING NEWS J.J Abrams will direct and co-write Episode IX
  • The firing of Colin Trevorrow
  • Discord Channel feedback
  • Main Topic: The Origins of The Knights of Ren
  • Did the Knights of Ren come from Jedha?
  • Did Ben Solo create the Knights of Ren?
  • Did Snoke create them?
  • Why is Kylo Ren the only knight with a lightsaber?
  • Are there a shortage of Kyber Crystals?

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Sep 20 2017

1hr 22mins

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Rank #4: 297 The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Breakdown

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This week you get not one, but two episodes breaking down The Rise Of Skywalker Trailer. In this episode, Albert and Jonesy take a closer look at the trailer.

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Oct 25 2019

1hr 47mins

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Rank #5: Rebels Night Cap: Spark of Rebellion

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The Cantina Cast presents: RNC! A live podcast dissection based upon the newest addition of the Star Wars saga; REBELS. Join Mike, Joao and Becca as they go LIVE immediately after REBELS aired on Disney. Listen as they break down, analyze, and connect each funtastic nugget of this awesome new series the only way they know how; Cantina Style.

Oct 08 2014

46mins

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Rank #6: 306 The Rise of Skywalker Reaction Show

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In this episode, Albert and Jonesy give their first reactions to The Rise Of Skywalker. Did it live up to the hype?

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Dec 20 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #7: 259 The Last Jedi, One Year Later

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It's been one year since The Last Jedi hit theaters and caused a great disturbance in the Star Wars fandom. This week Albert and Jonesy welcome an old friend to the show to discuss the aftermath of The Last Jedi. Did their opinions change?   Quick Episode Summary:
  • New Thrawn Novel announcement
  • Vader: Dark Visions comic announced
  • Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventure
  • The Last Jedi at the Box Office
  • Has the comics, novels and TV shows added anything
  • Which Characters have benefitted from the other content?
  • The Last Jedi Soundtrack, still good?
  • How did The Last Jedi change Star Wars
  • What will The Last Jedi be remembered for?
  • What opinions have changed and why?
  • Where does the Last Jedi rank among the Star Wars films?
  • the impact on Episode IX
  • What are Albert, Jonesy, and Mike looking forward to in IX?
  • State of Fandom

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Dec 12 2018

1hr 43mins

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Rank #8: Rebels Night Cap: Fighter Flight

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The Cantina Cast Presents: RNC! A new podcast dissection based upon the newest addition of the Star Wars saga; REBELS. Join Mike and Joao as they take a closer look at what would seem to be an unlikely "team-up" or partnership. As always, the guys of the Cast pull off a great show and T.I.E. it all up in the end. Remember ... it can get a little rough in here, so fly straight.

Oct 21 2014

41mins

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Rank #9: 184 Darth Plagueis the Wise, How Wise Was He?

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This week Mike and Joao get as close as they can get to a Darth Plagueis character dissection. This turns into an interesting discussion. Quick Episode Summary:

  • Patreon information
  • Thoughts on the new Darth Vader Comic
  • Bleeding Kyber crystals
  • Main Topic: Darth Plagueis the wise, how wise was he?
  • Plato's view on Darth Plagueis
  • Plagueis would present an insurmountable paradox to Plato
  • Is Plato's point of view wrong?
  • Why did Darth Plagueis not get overwhelmed by using the Dark Side
  • Patience is a virtue for Darth Plagueis and is apprentice, but not Anakin Skywalker
  • Nietzsche and the Sith
  • Plato and the Jedi being hypercritical 
  • Is it all just a point of view?
  • and much more

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Jun 21 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #10: Episode 115: The Psychology of Kylo Ren

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Mike and Joao are joined by mental health practitioner, Adam Smith to figure out what Kylo Ren's psychology is.

in this episode:

  • What makes Kylo Ren a unique villain
  • Psychopath, sociopath or narcissistic?
  • His temper tantrums
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Adam's diagnosis of Kylo Ren
  • What are the symptoms that cause Kylo Ren's diagnosis
  • Does Kylo's metal disorder take away from his redemption if he is to be redeemed?

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Jan 27 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: 273 The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Reaction

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Join Albert, Jonesy and former host Mike, as they give their initial reactions to the Rise Of Skywalker teaser trailer.

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Apr 12 2019

55mins

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Rank #12: Rebels Night Cap: Droids in Distress

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The Cantina Cast presents: RNC! A new podcast dissection based upon the newest addition of the Star Wars saga; REBELS.  Join Mike and Joao as they sunder another buzzing circuit of REBELS, pun intended. So hold onto your rocket thrusters and listen in as they break it down, Cantina Style. If that doesn’t fix your bad motivator, “Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them. “

Oct 14 2014

37mins

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Rank #13: 194 Kylo Ren & Snoke's Relationship Speculation

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A few months back Mike and Joao received an interesting email from a listener of the podcast. This week the author of that email joins the guys to explain her theory on the connection between MKULTRA, The First Order, Snoke and Kylo Ren. Put your tin foil hats on, this is where the fun begins. Quick Episode Summary:

  • Disney to start it's own streaming service
  • Quick introduction into CIA mind control experiments
  • Does Kylo Ren exhibit symptoms of brain changing?
  • Kylo Ren and Snokes relationship
  • Operation paperclip and the connection to the First Order
  • Stormtroopers and brain-washing
  •  Magician John Mulholland and Snoke parallels
  • Dr. Alden Sears and Snoke Parallels
  • Psychic diving
  • Darth Vader's helmet and it's effect on Kylo Ren's mind
  • Conclusion of Kylo Ren being Brain changed

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  • Email: mccort.katie@gmail.com

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Aug 16 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #14: 185 Qui-Gon Jinn Character Dissection

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Mike and Joao thought this was going to be a simple character dissection. They were very wrong. Quick Episode Summary:

  • Patreon shout outs
  • Kathleen Kennedy fires Chris Miller & Phil Lord
  • What does this mean for future spin-offs?
  • Colin Trevorrow asks Rian Johnson to film something for Episode IX
  • Main Topic: Qui-Gon Jinn Character Dissection
  • Our initial thoughts on Qui-Gon Jinn
  • Qui-Gon isn't paying attention
  • Qui-Gon the warrior monk
  • Mind tricks, manipulation and swindling
  • Taking calculated risks
  • Qui-Gon and Shmi
  • Going against the council
  • Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon's relationship
  • Would Qui-Gon join Count Dooku?
  • Training Anakin 
  • Training to preserve oneself  

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Jun 28 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #15: 187 The Power of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi

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There have been many who have speculated on how powerful Luke Skywalker will be in the Last Jedi. Now Mike and Joao give their perspective on this subject. Quick Episode Summary:

  • Adam Driver's comments on how Rian Johnson created new rules for Star Wars
  • No official Star Wars The Last Jedi presence at San Diego Comic Con 
  • Main Topic: How powerful will Luke Skywalker be in the Last Jedi?
  • Will Luke be shown on screen how powerful he truly is?
  • Is it a good idea to show the "good guy" to be that powerful
  • Is Luke afraid of his power?
  • Will Luke appear to have turned to the dark side in the Last Jedi?
  • Mike and Joao predict what type of power Luke will use in the Last Jedi 
  • The looper connection

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Jul 12 2017

1hr 19mins

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Rank #16: 193 Luke Skywalker thought Ben Solo was the Chosen One?

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Today Mike and Joao thought the Entertainment Weekly stuff that was released this morning was going to be the typical photo spread, they were dead wrong. The guys got together as soon as possible to record their thoughts on the most intriguing revel of the day. Luke Skywalker thought Ben Solo was the chosen one?  The guys try to figure out what this could mean as well as the other information reveled today.

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Aug 10 2017

58mins

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Rank #17: 196 The Darth Maul Character Dissection

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You've been waiting a long time for this...Mike and Joao finally give their listeners a character dissection they've been wanting for a long time, Darth Maul! Quick Episode Summary:

  • Rumors resurface on an Obi-Wan Kenobi Stand alone film
  • Main Topic: The Darth Maul Character Dissection
  • Darth Maul Comics (Pre-The Phantom Menace, 2017 comic)
  • The stalking hunter
  • Loyalty to Darth Sidious and the Sith
  • Doubts about his abilities
  •  What drives his hatred
  • Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace
  • Darth Maul is ALIVE!
  • Darth Mauls revenge for Kenobi
  • Revenge on Darth Sidious? Or seeking to be his apprentice again?
  • Sons of Dathomir Comic (2014)
  • Mother Talzin
  • Maul seeking to destroy Darth Sidious and Darth Vader
  • Maul and Ezra
  • His blood lust for revenge on Kenobi returns
  • Kenobi Vs Maul one last time
  • At peace in the end?

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Aug 30 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #18: 234 Solo: A Star Wars Story, Reaction Show

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This episode is brought to you by Keeps.com   The wait is over! Albert and Jonesy have seen Solo: A Star Wars Story. They get together to give their initial review of the newest installment in the galaxy far, far away. Buckle up, baby!   Feedback and Promotion

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May 26 2018

1hr 30mins

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Rank #19: 186 Anakin Skywalker's Force Ghost

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Mike and Joao add more perspective on the on going Han Solo spin-off firings and hiring of Ron Howard Quick Episode Summary:

  • Ron Howard takes the helm of the untitled Han Solo film
  • Force Lighting segment
  • Main Topic: Did the force give Anakin Skywalker a free pass?
  • Why was Anakin able to turn into a force ghost?
  • Was Anakin researching this ability to retain his consciousness?
  • Anakin was selfish and selfless at the same time
  • Did Anakin transcend 
  • Can someone other than a Jedi learn to become a force ghost?
  • Was Anakin redeemed?

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Jul 05 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #20: 272 The Phantom Menace: 20 Years Later

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It's been 20 years since The Phantom Menace was released, this week Albert and Jonesy reflect back on the impact of the film on the sage, fandom, and culture.   Quick Episode Summary:
  • Road to Celebration specials
  • Updates on activities
  • New Panels announced
  • Anthony Daniels at SWCC
  • Dooku: Jedi Lost AudioBook/AudioDrama
  • The Phantom Menace by the numbers
  • Memory Lane
  • The highlights of The Phantom Menace
  • The Backlash
  • Jar-Jar
  • The legacy of The Phantom Menace
  • The Clone Wars
  • Where does The Phantom Menace rank for Albert and Jonesy?
  • Shout-Outs

 

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Apr 03 2019

1hr 25mins

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336 Chapter 2: The Child

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The Cantina Cast revisits Chapter 2 of the Mandalorian, "The Child", and breaks down the episode that had everyone talking for days after it released...and for a number of reasons. It's Mando, The Child, Kuiil, Albert, Jonesy, and of course, the jawas!

On the count of three...SOOKA!

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Aug 12 2020

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335 Chapter 1: The Mandalorian

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Join Albert and Jonesy as they begin a series of episodes dedicated to Season 1 of The Mandalorian! Each episode will be a full "chapter" breakdown with a retrospective look at possible season 2 theories and speculation! This is the way.   Feedback and Promotion: Support the show:   Cantina Cast Patreon page   EGM Merch: EGM StoreTeePublic Store

Aug 05 2020

1hr 19mins

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334 The Skywalker Saga: The Rise Of Skywalker

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The Skywalker Saga: The Rise of Skywalker. The guys will wrap up the last of the Skywalker Saga retrospective episodes and highlight how this movie fits not into the sequel trilogy but the rest of the movies as well.

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Jul 27 2020

2hr 14mins

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333 The Skywalker Saga: The Last Jedi

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Joining Albert on this episode.....is none other than Jonesy! That's right the man with the sexiest beard is back. In this episode, Albert and Jonesy discuss and breakdown one of the more controversial Star Wars films.

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Jul 22 2020

2hr 4mins

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332 The Skywalker Saga: The Force Awakens

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The Force Awakens hit theaters back in 2015 and caused a thousand fan theories and speculation. In this episode, Albert and Mike go down memory lane and break down The Force Awakens.

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Jul 15 2020

1hr 55mins

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331 The Skywalker Saga: Return of the Jedi

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Return of the Jedi hit theaters in 1983, back then we thought this was the last we'd ever see of Star Wars in the theaters. Join Albert and Mike as the breakdown of the impact of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi on the fandom.

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Jul 08 2020

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330 The Skywalker Saga: The Empire Strikes Back

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The Empire Strikes Back is regarded by most Star Wars fans as the best of all the saga. Join Albert and Mike as they breakdown the significance of this film.

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Jun 29 2020

1hr 53mins

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329 The Skywalker Saga: A New Hope

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Star Wars: A New Hope, the one that changed it all. Mike and Albert will be breaking down the impact this movie had on the world and their fandom.   Feedback and Promotion: Support the show:   Cantina Cast Patreon page   EGM Merch: EGM StoreTeePublic Store

Jun 24 2020

1hr 58mins

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328 The Skywalker Saga: Revenge of the Sith

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Albert and Mike continue the breakdown of the Skywalker Saga, in this episode they breakdown some key moments of Revenge of the Sith.   Feedback and Promotion: Support the show:   Cantina Cast Patreon page   EGM Merch: EGM StoreTeePublic Store

Jun 17 2020

1hr 35mins

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327 The Skywalker Saga: Attack Of The Clones

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Albert and Mike are back to break down more of The Skywalker Saga, in this episode they breakdown Episode II: Attack Of The Clones.   Feedback and Promotion: Support the show:   Cantina Cast Patreon pageTeePublic Store

Jun 10 2020

1hr 27mins

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326 The Skywalker Saga: The Phantom Menace

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Join Albert and Mike as they breakdown the Skywalker saga from Episode I to IX. In this episode they breakdown the impact of the Phantom Menace on film, fandom, and the Skywalker saga.

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Jun 04 2020

1hr 17mins

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325 Cobb Vanth, The Mandalorian

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In this episode Albert and Mike jump into some speculation on Timothy Olyphant playing Cobb Vanth in season two of The Mandalorian.  

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May 27 2020

1hr 4mins

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324 The Last Days of Leia Organa Solo

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Albert welcomes back Makayla to the show, in this episode, they discuss the final days of our princess, Leia Orana Solo.

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May 20 2020

1hr 22mins

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Boba Fett in season 2 of The Mandalorian?

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Mike takes a moment to breakdown the new Boba Fett and Ahsoka Tano will appear in season 2 of the Mandalorian...   Feedback and Promotion: Support the show:   Cantina Cast Patreon page   EGM Merch: EGM StoreTeePublic Store

May 09 2020

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323 Victory and Death

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Happy Star Wars Day!!! Join Albert and Mike as they breakdown  the series finale of the Clone Wars.   Feedback and Promotion: Support the show:   Cantina Cast Patreon page   EGM Merch: EGM StoreTeePublic Store

May 04 2020

58mins

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322 Shattered

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In this episode, Albert and Mike breakdown the clone wars, Shattered.   Feedback and Promotion: Support the show:   Cantina Cast Patreon page   EGM Merch: EGM StoreTeePublic Store   #DisneyPlusl #TheCloneWars #Ahsoka

May 03 2020

1hr 18mins

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321 The Phantom Apprentice

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This week Mike and Albert breakdown all the big moments from The Phantom Apprentice   Feedback and Promotion: Support the show:   Cantina Cast Patreon page   EGM Merch: EGM StoreTeePublic Store   #DarthMaul #TheCloneWars #Ahsoka

Apr 28 2020

1hr 23mins

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320 Old Friends Not Forgotten

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This week Mike returns to the show to breakdown all the amazing reveals in the first episode of the Siege of Mandalore.   Feedback and Promotion: Support the show:   Cantina Cast Patreon page   EGM Merch: EGM StoreTeePublic Store   #DisneyPlus #TheCloneWars #Ahsoka

Apr 22 2020

1hr 17mins

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Cantina After Dark: Reboot

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Welcome to Cantina After Dark. This show is normally a Cantina Cast Patreon exclusive, but we're trying something new. In this episode, Mike is joined by Albert to discuss some hot topics in Star Wars.   Feedback and Promotion: Support the show:   Cantina Cast Patreon page   EGM Merch: EGM StoreTeePublic Store

Apr 17 2020

1hr 26mins

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319 Catching Up With Ahsoka

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This week Albert is joined by that old Cantina Cast favorite, Mike. In this episode, they catch up on all the intriguing events from the Ahsoka arc in the latest Clone War episodes.   Feedback and Promotion: Support the show:   Cantina Cast Patreon page   EGM Merch: EGM StoreTeePublic Store   #DisneyPlus #TheCloneWars #Ahsoka

Apr 15 2020

1hr 24mins

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iTunes Ratings

307 Ratings
Average Ratings
238
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Great Info, Great Podcast

By Archeeum - May 13 2020
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I came for the Star Wars news, I stayed for Mike Rondo. Keep it up!

Awesome Podcast

By Mr. Train - Jan 30 2020
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Very insightful and makes the work day go by smooth.