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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: @idiotsarraypodEmail: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.comFacebook: Idiot’s ArrayAlan: @jedizauggMark: @MarkESutterRyder: @RyderWaldronDDS

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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: @idiotsarraypodEmail: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.comFacebook: Idiot’s ArrayAlan: @jedizauggMark: @MarkESutterRyder: @RyderWaldronDDS

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The Perfect Score

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Just a couple of dudes talking Star Wars. Always funny and insightful. MTFBWY

Keep up the good work!

By Jermaguy - Dec 30 2017
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Insightful and entertaining.

iTunes Ratings

39 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
2
0
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The Perfect Score

By CadBanesBounty - Feb 04 2019
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Just a couple of dudes talking Star Wars. Always funny and insightful. MTFBWY

Keep up the good work!

By Jermaguy - Dec 30 2017
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Insightful and entertaining.
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Idiot's Array: A Star Wars Podcast

Latest release on Jan 13, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 57: The Last Jedi Reactions w/ Tarkin's Top Shelf

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In this roundtable episode, we are joined by Becca Benjamin of Tarkin's Top Shelf to discuss our initial thoughts and reviews of The Last Jedi. What were our thoughts after our first viewings? How did our feelings on The Last Jedi change from our first viewings to our second? Did it meet expectations? 

We begin the show by talking about Canto Bight: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. How did this collection of short stories tie into The Last Jedi? Does it add to the depth of TLJ? Is it required reading? 

Whether you are from somewhere or nowhere, we would be honored if you would join us. 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net

Dec 19 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #2: Episode 47: The Midi-chlorian Test

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In this episode we discuss the midi-chlorian test: Is the test the best way to measure a Force user's ability? How are Force users able to sense each other? Are Jedi able to recognize other Force users without the test? First, we have a comics update and discuss our favorite duos in the Star Wars galaxy. Also, Ryder uses big words, Alan loses his mind, and Mark discusses sports. Get your mind blown by this in-depth and fun Idiot's Array episode. We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net 

Jun 15 2017

54mins

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Rank #3: Episode 65 - Han Solo

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With Solo just a few weeks away,we discuss some of our Han Solo favorites.

What is our favorite Han Solo quote and movie?

Do we have a favorite Han Solo jacket or vest?

What was Han's best move in the Falcon?

Is Han's story arc believable?

What is the best lesson we've learned from Han Solo? 

And where does Han rank in our favorite Star Wars characters?

We discuss these Han Solo topics and much, much more! No smuggling necessary. 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net

May 02 2018

47mins

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Rank #4: Episode 52: Rey, Kylo Ren, and Rian Johnson

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In this episode, we discuss The New York Times' recent interview with Rian Johnson. In the interview he states that in The Last Jedi "Rey and Kylo are almost two halves of our protagonist." What does he mean??? What is Luke Skywalker's attitude toward the Jedi? What has Luke been in search of on Ahch-To? We delve deep into this fascinating interview. 

We also discuss the recent comics and answer a listener's email question about Rey's vision in The Force Awakens. We would be honored if you would join us for this packed episode. 

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Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net

Sep 21 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #5: Episode 58 - Failure and The Last Jedi

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In episode 58 we begin discussing the many themes of The Last Jedi and we start with failure. Did Luke learn from his past failures? If so, did it help Rey? Would Luke have benefited from more teaching experience before beginning his Jedi Academy? Also, was Luke's story arc from the original trilogy to the sequel trilogy logical and believable? Finally, how relatable was Luke in The Last Jedi? As usual, we begin the show with a comics update. We'd love you to join us as we delve deep into The Last Jedi. Don't resist. And your weapons, you will not need them. 

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Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net

Jan 09 2018

58mins

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Rank #6: Episode 70 - Solo and Cynicism

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In this episode Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss Han Solo's cynicism.

Why did Han Solo become so cynical between Solo and A New Hope? 

Was his cynicism a defense mechanism that helped him survive? 

What changed between A New Hope and The Force Awakens to allow Han to believe in the Force and become less cynical? 

Why do some characters Star Wars become cynical and others don't? 

Also, Alan and Mark quote song lyrics and Ryder gets a new nickname. We have a really good feeling about this! 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @idiotsarraypodcast

www.makingstarwars.net

Jul 10 2018

54mins

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Rank #7: Episode 17: The Force Awakens Review #1

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Mark, Alan, and Ryder return to their microphones to give their first expansive thoughts on The Force Awakens.

  • An overall gloss over of their favorite parts of the movie
  • Thoughts on criticisms people have with the movie
  • Reveals in Star Wars
  • Ryder stomps around the house when his kids break iPad's
  • Han touching Kylo's face and how it moved Alan
  • Discussing who Snoke really is
  • Mark tells us a related tale to why Kylo might be how he is
  • Do they think Rey is a Skywalker
  • Plus some wild theories and speculation
  • And much, much, more!

Jan 14 2016

1hr 1min

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Rank #8: Episode 67 - SOLO

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WARNING: Assume that this episode has SPOILERS and you will never be disappointed. 

In this episode Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss SOLO: A Star Wars Story. We start by discussing our overall thoughts and feelings about Solo before getting into specifics about the movie. 

Did the story blend well with the original trilogy and The Force Awakens?

What were some of our favorite themes and callbacks to the other Star Wars movies? 

What did we get in Solo that we loved but hadn't expected? 

What did we think of Alden Ehrenreich's performance? 

Did Lando steal the show? 

Was Idiot's Array mentioned in the movie? 

We talk about these topics and much, much more. We have a really good feeling about this. 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @idiotsarraypodcast

www.makingstarwars.net

May 28 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #9: Episode 28: The Crossover show (Tarkin's Top Shelf)

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In this episode, the guys from Idiot's Array are joined by the cast from Tarkin's Top Shelf in order to understand the "Great Mystery" of Star Wars and all of its aspects.

  As they sit down, Round table style, Alan, Mark, Ryder, and Becca go over the latest news on Rogue One and find a way to crossover into the many realms of Star Wars categories.   * The Clone Wars i.e. Saw Gerrera * Star Wars Rebels * Literature i.e. the new canonical novelizations * Comics * Episodic Films

Jun 30 2016

50mins

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Rank #10: Episode 80 - Faith and the Force

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In this episode, Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss what part faith and self-confidence play in using the Force. From Luke Skywalker failing to lift his X-wing out of the Dagobah swamp to Rey mind tricking a stormtrooper, faith in the Force and oneself seems to be crucial. 

In what other instances do we see faith play a part? 

What part does urgency play? 

What about faith in other characters and not just the Force? 

Is Chirrup Imwe the best example of someone having faith in the Force? 

We discuss this and much more on Episode 80 of Idiot's Array! 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @idiotsarraypodcast

www.makingstarwars.net

Jan 26 2019

50mins

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Rank #11: Episode 26: Let's Read Some Star Wars Comics!

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  • Ryder brings back The Bachelor talk to start the show
  • It’s a comic’s episode!
  • Poe, Star Wars, Obi-Wan & Anakin

May 19 2016

49mins

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Rank #12: Episode 19: Obi-Wan & Anakin Issue #2 and Rebels Legends of the Lasat

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Alan, Ryder and Mark are back at it.

In this Episode:

  • The Factions at war in Marvels: Obi-Wan & Anakin
  • How does Anakin & Ezra compare to each other with controlling creatures
  • Is there a deeper meaning to the clans names, Open & Closed?
  • Obi-Wan manipulating the clans for the greater good
  • The growing friendship of Anakin and Palpatine
  • Star Wars: Rebels Legends of the Lasat
  • The many names of the force and force users
  • The fate of the three
  • Chava, Maz and Yoda

If you have any comments or questions for the podcast, send them to feedback@thecantinacast.net.Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes

Feb 11 2016

45mins

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Rank #13: Episode 20: Propaganda in Star Wars

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The guys jump into the Episode VIII promo and discuss the possibility of a different opening than we are used to in a Star Wars movie

 
Ryder goes Downtown Abbey
 
The main topic is propaganda in Star Wars and parallels to the real world and examples throughout the Star Wars saga.
 
The Bachelor vs. Star Trek

Feb 25 2016

51mins

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Rank #14: Episode 24: Rogue One & Comics

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Mark, Alan, and Ryder are back for another episode of Idiot's Array!

  • Poe comic talk
  • Obi-Wan and Anakin #3
  • C-3PO 
  • Rogue One teaser and hype 

Apr 21 2016

51mins

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Rank #15: Episode 64 - Solo, Singing, and Sutter's Impersonations

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In this episode we blast our way through a lot of topics!

We start with an exciting announcement for Idiot's Array before we get into our listener question from last week (Who else would we have liked to see play Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace?), along with Mark's spot-on impersonations.

Then we discuss our thoughts and impressions on the latest Solo trailer. Did we have any favorite moments? Did it feel like a Han Solo movie? Are there any characters we'd like to see in the movie? And that music! 

Also, Mark loves The Beatles, Alan sings The Beatles, and Ryder doesn't love The Beatles. 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net

Apr 17 2018

46mins

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Rank #16: Episode 27: Water and Jar-Jar the Brave

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The guys are back! Finally, the sabacc table is fully operational. Thanks to the break, Ryder was able to meditate on a main topic: Water Themes in Star Wars! It sounds crazy, but the guys dive deep and discover the many hidden secrets of Water Themes in Star Wars. Plus, you get your bonus coverage of "Downtown Abby" with Ryder.    

Jun 17 2016

48mins

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Rank #17: Episode 73 - #StarWarsASportsMovie and Resistance

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We laughed, we cried, and Alan almost died on Episode 73 of Idiot's Array. Alan, Mark, and Ryder start this episode by discussing the new Star Wars: Resistance trailer. What did we like and what are we looking forward to? 

Then the show goes out of bounds as we talk about many of our listeners responses to #StarWarsASportsMovie. Also, Ryder does his best to ruin the show with an Admiral Piett discussion and some personal stories. This episode may not look like much, but it's got it where it counts, kid. 

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Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @idiotsarraypodcast

www.makingstarwars.net

Aug 20 2018

45mins

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Rank #18: Chewbacca: The True Hero of the Star Wars Saga? (Live at Fan X)

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Alan and Ryder are live at Fan X as they explore Chewbacca’s journey through the Star Wars saga, from the tragedy and heartbreak of losing his family to becoming a rebel hero. How did the battle of Kashyyyk during the Clone Wars shape Chewie’s character and outlook on the galaxy? What made his bond with Han Solo so unique? How did Han’s death affect Chewbacca’s goals in the sequel trilogy?  And is Chewbacca the true hero and moral compass of Star Wars? We will discuss everyone’s favorite wookiee as he just keeps getting better with age.

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Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @idiotsarraypodcast 

Apr 21 2019

51mins

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Rank #19: Episode 71 - SDCC Star Wars Recap

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Hello, Master. It's been a while. On this episode Alan, Mark, and Ryder discuss the exciting announcements from San Diego Comic Con: 

-The return of The Clone Wars

-Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray

-Queen's Shadow by EK Johnston

-New Star Wars Comics

We also discuss some of the recent comics and whatever else comes to our minds. We have a good feeling about this! 

Contact us!

Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: @idiotsarraypodcast

www.makingstarwars.net

Jul 23 2018

48mins

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Rank #20: Episode 59 - Legends and Legacies with Michael Moreci

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In this episode we are joined by author Michael Moreci to discuss legends and legacies in The Last Jedi. What importance do legends have in The Last Jedi? How does Luke's influence on Rey compare and contrast with Vader's influence on Kylo Ren? Can our heroes ever live up to what we have built in our minds? How do Star Wars legends influence fans? We also discuss Michael Moreci's new novel Black Star Renegades. We discuss these topics and much, much more. This may not go the way you think!

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Twitter: @idiotsarraypod

Facebook: Idiot's Array Podcast

Email: idiotsarraypodcast@gmail.com

www.makingstarwars.net

Jan 23 2018

46mins

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