Ahch-To Radio: A Star Wars Podcast

Ahch-To Radio: A Star Wars Podcast

Ahch-To Radio is a Star Wars podcast feed fueled by the love of that galaxy far, far away. Creator/Host Alden Diaz dives into interviews, Star Wars origin stories, analyses, and more. It's all about the threads that make us connect with stories, and each other as fans. Plus, Ahch-To Radio is also home to our sister show, The Mandatorian Creed, hosted by Tori Fox! Tori explores various Star Wars topics with multipart breakdowns. Lastly, we also have our Star Wars Rebels rewatch show, A Rewatch Between Worlds, with Alden & Nicky Kumar! All shows that celebrate the ties that bind fans together.

Episodes

January 30, 2023 83 min

Welcome back to Ahch-To Radio! Today, Daniel José Older returns to discuss the storytelling of THE HIGH REPUBLIC: PHASE II! We explored the different characters of THR Adventures Vol. 2, including the Jedi, the pirates, the law, AND the younger Dexter Jettster. Plus, we previewed upcoming stories (like The Edge of Balance: Precedent), discussed the tones of Star Wars, and unpacked some key writing ideas. How do authors become the v...

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Welcome to a special, deep dive episode of Ahch-To Radio. Today, Alden is joined by our friend Andy from Force Friends Rewatch to discuss the massive topic of canon in fiction, AND in our real lives. How does the idea of canon affect Star Wars? How do our personal lives & societal needs reflect in the work? What should be protected as canon shifts & changes? It's a huge conversation covering life, stories, faith, pain, ...

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It's finally time! Welcome to our ANDOR finale discussion here on Ahch-To Radio. Today, Alden is joined by Rik Villanueva of the Jammed Transmissions podcast to dive into the conclusion of this incredible first season: "Rix Road." We unpack themes of hope, community, parenting, commitment, and so much more. This episode is all about the metaphorical sunrise, and there was so much clarity to be gathered from the journeys...

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In today's new episode of Ahch-To Radio, we're heading back to The High Republic! Alden is joined by author Zoraida Córdova to talk about her new book, STAR WARS - THE HIGH REPUBLIC: CONVERGENCE! We loved exploring the themes of home, identity, representation, & so much more. Plus, we get some great insights into the Star Wars creative process, in terms of character, world-building, & beyond. Be sure to follow Zorai...

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Welcome to our new ANDOR discussion here on Ahch-To Radio. Today, Alden is joined by Savi & Linds from Stardust Records! We're talking about Episode 11 of Andor, "Daughter of Ferrix." This is absolutely one of the most emotional chapters in all of Star Wars, and we had such a great time discussing it. Let us know how this one affected you personally. Be sure to follow Stardust Records on Twitter & their podcast ...

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In today's new episode, writer, comedian, & host Joseph Scrimshaw of the ForceCenter and Obsessed podcasts returns! Joseph joins Alden for a deep dive exploration into the connections between Thor: Love and Thunder and Star Wars! We think that Love & Thunder is essentially a Star Wars film, and we wanted to unpack how Taika's brand of storytelling blends with established Star Wars tones, how it challenges audiences,...

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Welcome to our new ANDOR discussion here on Ahch-To Radio. Today, Alden & Nicky are here to dive into the tenth episode of the series, "One Way Out." What an incredible, inspirational episode of TV. We explored so many themes & ideas of freedom & rebellion, as well as those two instantly iconic speeches from Kino and Luthen. Let us know what you think! Find Nicky on Instagram here, and on Twitter here. And be su...

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Hello and welcome to a special presentation here on Ahch-To Radio, featuring some of the incredible behind-the-scenes talent from ANDOR! Alden & Nicky joined some of our fellow Star Wars podcasters for two excellent roundtable interviews. First, we sat down with Writer Beau Willimon & Producer Sanne Wohlenberg, and then we spoke with Production Designer Luke Hull & Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson! Thanks so much to t...

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Hello, and welcome to a new episode of Ahch-To Radio! Today Alden is joined by Bryan, Chase, & Em from Pink Milk for a deep dive discussion on the new Star Wars series, TALES OF THE JEDI. In this two-part conversation, we explore the interconnected journeys of Ahsoka & Dooku, the deeper themes of the stories, the tapestry of the Jedi myth, real world controversies, accountability & representation, & more! Let us kno...

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Welcome to our new ANDOR discussion on Ahch-To Radio. Today, Alden is joined by friend of the show Gustavo Acosta from Triad of the Force to discuss the ninth episode of the show, "Nobody's Listening!" So many themes of humanity, resistance, truth, obsession, & identity all came to the forefront, and we were so thrilled to dive in. Let us know what you think! Be sure to follow Triad of the Force on their Twitter, In...

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Welcome to our new ANDOR discussion on Ahch-To Radio. Alden is joined by friends of the show, Brandon Wainerdi of Talking Bay 94, & Maggie Wainerdi, a.k.a. @TalkingBae94! That's right - Bay AND Bae. Had to bring in both halves of a Star Wars power couple for an exploration of Andor's eighth episode, "Narkina 5." This might be one of the scariest Star Wars installments ever. Dehumanization, oppression, and th...

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Welcome to our new ANDOR discussion here on Ahch-To Radio. Today, Alden is joined by friends of the show, Josh, Evan, & Edgar, of Where Heartbreak Feels Good, to discuss the seventh episode of the series. This is an episode packed with themes of love, integrity, commitment, & why we shouldn't run away. How do problems & choices find our entire cast of characters? This one unpacks so much. What's been YOUR favori...

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Welcome to our new ANDOR discussion here on Ahch-To Radio. Today, Alden is joined by friend of the show & TikTok star Darth Choco to discuss the sixth episode of the series, "The Eye." Fear, commitment, death, politics, & the greater Star Wars tapestry. How does Cassian destroy his worst instinct & begin the journey toward heroism? This one has so much to say. What's been YOUR favorite part of the show? Let ...

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Welcome to our new ANDOR discussion here on Ahch-To Radio. Today, Alden is joined by friend of the show Mark Perez to discuss the fourth & fifth episodes of the show. Characters, themes, ideological statements, terrible husbands, & so much more! So many storylines dissecting what it means to fight. What's been YOUR favorite part? Let us know what you think! Be sure to follow Mark on Twitter & Instagram. Find this sh...

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Welcome to the first ANDOR discussion here on Ahch-To Radio. Today, Alden is joined by Gus & Nani from Triad of the Force to discuss the first THREE episodes of the new series. Characters, themes, political ideas, tonal choices, & so much more! This show is dense & beautiful. Let us know what you think of Andor so far. Be sure to follow Triad of the Force on their Twitter, Instagram, podcast feed, & YouTube channel....

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Hello everyone, and welcome to EPISODE 100 OF AHCH-TO RADIO! We couldn't be more proud to present this special conversation for our 100th installment. Yes, it's time for THE RIAN JOHNSON INTERVIEW. Originally aired as part of Podathon 2022 for Make-A-Wish Foundation, this special interview is truly a celebration of Star Wars. From working with the Last Jedi cast, to writing with Carrie Fisher, to giving stories to the next ...

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Welcome to a brand new episode of Ahch-To Radio! This one's a special one for Star Wars & pro-wrestling crossover fans, because Alden is joined by Koska Reeves herself, MERCEDES VARNADO! Whether you know her from The Mandalorian, or from her work in the wrestling ring, Mercedes cannot be stopped. This is such a great conversation. You'll hear her talk about things like crafting women heroes, fighting Boba Fett, saving G...

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Welcome back to THE MANDATORIAN CREED! In this episode, Tori Fox is joined by artist, Art Director, designer, & fashion expert Alyssa Bradley for a conversation on the costumes of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series! What story insights can we gather from the colors, materials, silhouettes, & beyond? We've got you covered. Tori & Alyssa explore the journeys of Kenobi, Leia, Reva, & all of your favorite characters through ...

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Alden & Tori were lucky enough to sit down with David Shayne & Ken Cunningham, the writer & director of LEGO STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION! Find out what they had to say about Finn's journey, the music, mixing characters, themes, The Halcyon, Weird Al, & more! Find Tori's shop, Creature Cartel, right here. And follow her & the shop on Instagram, @the.mandatorian & @CreatureCartelShop respectively...

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Welcome to Part 2 of a special two-part crossover with The Nerd Academy Podcast, in which we're discussing some important online culture issues. Alden & Jarod Baughman-Stubbs have teamed up to discuss why the Star Wars Fandom was a perfect target for Alt-Right infiltration, and how the weaponization of fandom by the right serves as fertile ground for recruitment. In Part 2, Jarod & Alden reflect on GamerGate as the ance...

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