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Jedi Temple Archives Podcast

Jedi Temple Archives Podcast

By Jedi Temple Archives Podcast
Join us as we delve into the Jedi Temple Archive and uncover incredible details about the planets, characters, and histories that make up the Star Wars universe. Listeners are encouraged to submit their own questions that will drive topics for future episodes as we uncover the deeper mysteries of the Force. We will also be scanning the HoloNet to bring you all the latest news.
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Episode LXXVI - Saw Gerrera
With the impending release of Andor, we would be remiss in not taking a good look at the man who was arguably the father of the Rebel Alliance, Saw Gerrera. If you only know Saw from Rogue don't know him at all. Join us as we look at the character arc of a man who endured enormous personal loss to help free a Galaxy.
September 07, 2022
Episode LXXV - Kenobi Review - Part 2 - Return of the Chuckleheads
Rob is once again joined by Pat and Charles, from the ConverSWations Podcast, to break down their thoughts on Kenobi. Much like Episode 6 of this Disney+ series, we leave no stone unturned...or Force Levitated.
July 20, 2022
Episode LXXIV - Kenobi Review - Part 1 - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugnaughty
Tune in to part one of an epic converSWation between Rob and Pat and Charles, hosts of the ConverSWations podcast. We break down our thoughts and insights into the long-awaited Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+.
July 11, 2022
Episode LXXIII - Jedi Master Quinlan Vos
Jedi Master, follower of The Path, and savior of #Grogu? Tune in this week to hear Rob and Charles from @swations podcast break down the backstory of this "throw-away" reference from #Kenobi Episode 3 and decide for yourself if this character will play a much larger role in the overall story of both this series and #Mandalorian Season 3!
June 08, 2022
Episode LXXII - Cal Kestis
On the 45th anniversary of the release of #StarWars, we dive into the lead character of the 2019 Jedi: Fallen Order, Cal Kestis. Jedi Padawan, Survivor of the Jedi Purge...and a possible surprise appearance in Kenobi or Mandalorian Season 3? Rob is joined by Ro, from the Scarif Podcast to break it all down.
May 26, 2022
Episode LXXI - Jedi Master Plo Koon
Of all the Jedi Masters, Plo Koon distinguished himself through his wisdom, combat prowess, and skill in piloting starships. These qualities earned Master Plo a seat on the Jedi Council, as well as the respect of his Order. However, it was his compassion and caring for his troops that earned him their loyalty and set him above his peers as a crowning example of what a Jedi should be. Join Rob, with his special guests Pat and Charles, from the ConverSWations Podcast, as they explore this amazing character!
February 27, 2022
Episode LXX - Book of Boba Fett - Episodes 3 & 4 Review
Join Rob and Tom as they break down episodes 3 & 4 of The Book of Boba Fett.
February 15, 2022
Episode LXIX - Book of Boba Fett - Episodes 1 & 2 Review
Tom is back in the co-pilot seat and all is right in the Universe as he and Rob break down and discuss the first two episodes of Book of Boba Fett. Join us and see what our thoughts were on these first two episodes and find out what deep cuts and Easter eggs we found in this new series!
January 07, 2022
Episode LXVIII - The Book of Boba Fett Preview with ConverSWations
Rob teams up with Pat and Charles from ConverSWations podcast to give a preview of what is to come with the upcoming Book of Boba Fett series on Disney+. Check it out and see what is revealed that you may not have known about from the pieces carved from the Original Trilogy and find out what characters the guys want to see show up in this new series!
December 27, 2021
Episode LXVII - Scarif
Rob is joined by Ro from the Scarif Scuttlebutt Podcast to explore the tropical world of Scarif...and all its mysteries. Home to Citadel Tower and the Scarif Data Archive, this world held all of Palpatine's most closely guarded military secrets...and was the home to the final construction of the Death Star.Support the show (
August 03, 2021
Episode LXVI - Order 66
For a thousand years, the Sith hid and patiently plotted their revenge against their hated foe, the Jedi. With the execution of Order 66, that master plan was brought to fruition through Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine, secretly the Sith Lord Darth Sidious. Join us, and discover the depths of this evil plot.Support the show (
July 15, 2021
Episode LXV - Return of the JTA - Rogue One
Join Rob and Tom as they re-open the Jedi Temple Archives and dig into one of their favorite films of the Disney era...and Star Wars in general! From the direction of Gareth Edwards to the acting of the ensemble cast, this film recaptures the magic of the Original Trilogy. Compliment that with the amazing score crafted by Michael Giacchino, and you have all the components for a Star Wars masterpiece. Happy Star Wars Day and May the Fourth be with you....always!Support the show (
May 04, 2021
Episode LXIV - Star Wars Holiday Special Revisited with Gordon Smuder
Rob and Tom are joined this week by Gordon Smuder, a former practical special effects specialist and puppeteer with a passion for the Star Wars Holiday Special. Tune in and find out why the much-maligned Holiday Special just maybe gets an undeserved bad rap. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to our listeners!Support the show (
December 25, 2020
Episode LXIII - Mandalorian S2 - Cloning, Dark Troopers, and Ahsoka Tano
The last two weeks of The Mandalorian have definitely kicked the series into high gear and Rob and Tom are back to break them all down for you. From the cloning reveal to Moff Gideon's Phase III Dark Troopers and onwards to the live-action debut of a beloved animated character in Ahsoka Tano, this is winding up to be one wild Season 2 finale!Support the show (
December 04, 2020
Episode LXII - Mandalorian S2 Deep Dive on Chapters 9 Thru 11 and Skywalker Legacy Saber Review
This week, Rob and Tom do a deep dive on the first three chapters of The Mandalorian season 2 to discover the easter eggs and not-so-hidden references to Star Wars lore and other films. We also discuss Rob's recent journey to Black Spire Outpost at Walt Disney World and his purchase of the Skywalker legacy lightsaber.Support the show (
November 19, 2020
Episode LXI - The Millennium Falcon
Better buckle up baby! This week, Rob and Tom dive into the backstory and details for one of the most famous starships in the entire galaxy...the Millennium Falcon. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts. Tune in and see if you know all there is to uncover about the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!Support the show (
October 19, 2020
Episode LX - Sabine Wren - Spectre 5 and Mandalorian S2 Speculation
Sabine Wren...Mandalorian, Weapons Expert, Artist, and Rebel. From her early brilliance at the Mandalore Imperial Academy; creating a weapon that got her cast out from her home, her family, and her people; to her involvement with the fledgling Rebel Alliance, there are few more colorful characters in Star Wars. Join us as we discuss Sabine and her possible involvement in The Mandalorian Season 2!Support the show (
October 06, 2020
Episode LIX - CC-2224 - Commander Cody and our Mandalorian S2 Trailer Review
Incoming HoloNet transmission...Join Rob and Tom as they delve into the career of CC-2224 - Commander Cody and the tragedy of his betrayal of his friend and general, Obi Wan Kenobi. We also discuss the awesome new Mandalorian Season 2 trailer that dropped and give our thoughts on what it means for the new season coming to Disney+ on October 30th!Support the show (
September 17, 2020
Episode LVIII - Jedi Master Kit Fisto
One of the most visibly striking of the Jedi High Council, Jedi Master Kit Fisto, hailing from the ocean planet of Glee Anselm, wielded both his lightsaber and his trademark grin with equal ferocity. Join Rob and Tom as they discuss fun tie-ins with the Star Wars films and learn more about this rogueish Jedi Master who was one of the few to survive a battle with the fearsome General Grievous.Support the show (
September 03, 2020
Episode LVII - General Grievous and our ScarifCon 2020 Review
General Grievous. Cyborg...Warlord...Master Strategist...and Killer of Jedi. Armed with the weapons of his fallen foes, this fearsome monstrosity tore the galaxy apart as the Supreme Commander of the Separatist forces. Join us as we delve into the details of this incredible character as well as for a review of #ScarifCon2020!Support the show (
August 06, 2020
Episode LVI - Apprenticing Ahsoka to Anakin: Yoda's Greatest Failure...and Success
Of the many risks taken by Yoda during the height of the Jedi Order, perhaps the most daring was saddling an impulsive, reckless young Jedi named Anakin Skywalker with a Padawan of his own...Ahsoka Tano. Young, impetuous, and with a snippy wit, she was perhaps Yoda's greatest the midst of his greatest failure. Join Rob and Ro, from the Scarif Podcast, as they explore this risky play by the Jedi Grand Master!Support the show (
July 09, 2020
Episode LV - The Battle Beyond the Stars - Star Wars vs. Battlestar Galactica
This week, we once again delve into the stories behind the making of Empire Strikes Back and explore the close ties and ongoing conflict that film had with Battlestar Galactica. Join us as we uncover the crossover between these two series and determine for yourselves just who 'borrowed' from who. #WeAreRed5 #Red5NetworkSupport the show (
June 25, 2020
Episode LIV - Yoda's Failure of the Jedi and Redemption in Empire Strikes Back
Grand Master Yoda. Jedi Master. Sage. Cornerstone of the Jedi Order. And....failure? Rob and Tom team up with Charles and Pat from ConverSWations Podcast to examine the manner in which Yoda failed to keep the Jedi from succumbing to Palpatine's 'Jedi Purge' and how that impacted his training of a very young and impulsive Luke Skywalker in Empire Strikes Back. Strap in, this one is a wild ride!Support the show (
June 09, 2020
Episode LIII - Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary - The Star Wars Sequel that Almost Wasn't
Initiating HoloNet connection...Transmitting data packet...Upload complete...40 years later, Empire Strikes Back still stands tall as the sequel that ignored the odds and reigns as arguably the greatest chapter of the Star Wars saga. Join Rob and Tom, as well as Ro and Brad from the Scarif Scuttlebutt Podcast, as we break down the little-known stories about how this sequel nearly never made it to the big screen and why it remains such a perfect film. #WeAreRed5 #Red5FamilySupport the show (
May 28, 2020
Episode LII - Clone Wars Season 7 Wrap-up - Ahsoka's Victory in Defeat
 For the 2nd time, the Clone Wars has come to an end...this time for good. As the Galactic Empire rises from the ashes of the Republic and the Jedi Order is largely swept from the galaxy, Ahsoka Tano fights to survive the Jedi Purge. However, the means by which she archives that survival leads to a personal victory amidst the greater defeat of the Jedi.Support the show (
May 13, 2020
Episode LI: Twilight of the Jedi: Order 66 and the Clone Wars Finale
This week, Rob and Tom go deep into the Clone Wars arc where the truth about Order 66 was nearly revealed to the Jedi by Clone Trooper 5's in an awesome conversation with Ro and Brad from @ScarifPodcast. We talk about why this arc will play a major role in a deeper understanding of what we will see in the final two episodes of #CloneWars Season 7.Support the show (
April 29, 2020
Episode L - Bo Katan Kryze and the Nite Owls: Prelude to the Siege of Mandalore
As we stand here on the brink of the stunning conclusion to The Clone Wars, it's time to look back on the events that led us all to this point. Join Rob and Tom as they dive into how Bo Katan and her elite Mandalorian Nite Owls played a crucial part in the events thus far. Strap on your helmet and your jetpack, because the Siege of Mandalore is about to begin!Special thank you to our Patreon patron Tony O. and Audible for helping to make this podcast possible!Support the show (
April 16, 2020
Episode XLIX - The Pyke Syndicate: Star Wars Spicelords
Before Han Solo ever made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, the Pyke Syndicate were the underworld Lords of the Spice Trade within the Star Wars galaxy. From the disappearance of Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas to the Shadow Collective and beyond, find out just how integral this wretched hive of scum and villainy was to some of the most important moments in that galaxy far, far away...Support the show (
April 02, 2020
Episode XLVIII - The Clone Wars - Season 7 - The Bad Batch Story Arc Review
Republic forces have lifted the blockade and eliminated the communications blackout on Anaxes, so fire up your holocomm and join Rob and Tom as we review The Bad Batch arc from Clone Wars Season 7! These 'defective' clone super-commandos team up with Rex and the gang to take the fight to the Separatist forces led by Admiral Trench. From rescuing lost comrades to Anakin's continued descent to the Dark Side, this arc is all about the humanity of those involved.Support the show (
March 26, 2020
Episode XLVII - The Knights of Ren - With Special Guest Todd Hoffman from WSTR Media
The Knights of Ren are possibly the most intimidating group of individuals to ever be incorporated into a major Star Wars film without ever really being explained or explored. Want to learn the story behind these 'ghouls'? Well dial your holocomm into this week's episode and find out everything you ever wanted to know about this group that was chaos incarnate in service to the shadow.Thank you to special guest Todd Hoffman of WSTR Galactic Public Access for joining me to lend his extensive Star Wars knowledge to this episode. He's a great guy, friend of the show, and a mega Star Wars encyclopedia in his own right.Support the show (
March 18, 2020
Episode XLVI - Maul - Part I (The Clone Wars Era)
Perhaps one of the most striking and imposing characters to ever grace the Star Wars galaxy, Maul's appearance within the films was cut short and left many fans wanting more. Fortunately, Maul's story didn't end with his torso tumbling down that reactor shaft on Naboo. Step into the Jedi Temple Archives and find out the full story behind the Zabrak whose hatred for a single Jedi defied death itself! Part 1 of our story will give you all the backstory you need to be fully prepared for The Clone Wars: Season 7, without spoiling any of the story yet to come.Support the show (
March 11, 2020
Episode XLV - Temples of the Jedi - With Special Guest Lecturer Dr. Sunny Ravencourt
The Jedi Temple Archives Podcast is honored to have special guest James McDonald from the University of Coruscant Podcast along this week to talk about his totally unique take on a Star Wars podcast and to brave the Jedi Trials. We then dive into a completely improv discussion with his alter-ego Dr. Sunny Ravencourt as he enters the Archives to explore the storied past of Jedi Temples both old and new. From ziggurats to decahedrons, we leave no crappy pyramid unturned!Special thanks to our listeners and especially our Patreon, Tony, from the Disney Discussions Podcast!Support the show (
March 03, 2020
Episode XLIV - Clone Wars: Season 7 - The Final Season Preview Show
Every choice made has led to join us as we set the stage for the final season of The Clone Wars and talk about our biggest questions, hopes, and expectations for what is sure to be a stunning finale to this animated masterpiece. From the Siege of Mandalore to the fall of Anakin Skywalker and implementation of Order 66, it is sure to be a story that you don't want to miss! Streaming on Disney+ this Friday, February 21st.Support the show (
February 19, 2020
Episode XLIII - Fan Service, the Other 4-Letter Word - Part II of our Mega Crossover Episode with Scarif Podcast
This week, we continue our conversation with Ro and Alex from Scarif Podcast on fan service in Part II of our mega crossover event. If you have not yet listened to Part I of this episode, please visit Scarif Podcast to listen as we delve into how much fan service is too much and when it can actually add to our enjoyment of a film. From callbacks to earlier films and famous one-liners to resurrected characters from a time long, long ago, we cover it all...Support the show (
February 11, 2020
Episode XLII - The Mandalorian: Season 1 Review with ConverSWations
Our transmission this week features a lone podcaster on the outer edges of the galaxy that has teamed up with Charles and Pat from the ConverSWations podcast to break down and review The Mandalorian: Season 1. From fledgling Mythrols hunting down the closest vac tube to the pop culture phenomenon that was The Child...we cover it all. Want to weigh in with YOUR favorite moments? Drop us a line on social media @JTAPodcast, an email, or leave us a voicemail at (201)746-5827 (JTAP) and we may play your clip on an upcoming episode!Support the show (
February 05, 2020
Episode XLI - This is the Way...Becoming a Mando with the Mandalorian Mercs and Tra'cor Clan
It's not easy living with a price on your head...especially when there are Mandalorians in the galaxy that will bring you in warm...or they'll bring you in cold. From their iconic armor and helms to the dazzling array of devices they have at their disposal to capture any prey...even Jedi...Mandalorians have long been revered in the galaxy as much as they were feared. Join us this week as we peel back the mystique of these cunning warriors, and the Star Wars fans of the Mandalorian Mercenaries that cosplay as them to benefit both their communities as well as the next generation of foundlings that will carry on their traditions. Thanks to Tra'cor Clan of Michigan and Casie Steinhart, who joined me to talk about this amazing organization and how YOU can be a part of it!Also, special thanks to our sponsor, Casey Lucas of Lucas Family Travel, who himself is a member of the Mandalorian Mercs and to our Patreon supporter Tony of the Disney Discussions Podcast!Support the show (
January 27, 2020
Episode XL - Interview with ILM Senior Artist Yoshi Vu - The Making of The Mandalorian and Rise of Skywalker
This week, we go behind the curtain to talk with one of the Senior Visual Effects Artists, Yoshi Vu, that helped to bring both The Mandalorian and The Rise of Skywalker to life. Join us to hear about his incredible journey from aspiring artist to one of the incredibly talented magicians that make the impossible possible and allow us to journey to that galaxy far, far away. We also discuss the latest HoloNet news and provide details on our January giveaway where you can win a Rise of the Resistance travel tumbler.Support the show (
January 22, 2020
Episode XXXIX - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Savi's Workshop, and The Droid Depot Reviews
You better buckle up baby because we're here to bring you the full rundown and review of The Rise of Skywalker. The stunning conclusion to the Skywalker Saga pulls together the strings from all 3 trilogies and leaves us wanting to know where Rey's story (along with that yellow-bladed saber-staff) goes from here! Rob also gives his first-hand review of Savi's Workshop and Mobu's Droid Depot at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Watch our social media for how you can win some cool swag from Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in our January giveaway!Support the show (
January 16, 2020
Episode XXXVIII - Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance - Full Details and Review
We break the seal on 2020 with the latest attraction at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge as we join the Resistance and take up the fight against Kylo Ren and the First Order on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance! Tune in as Rob, Tom, and special guest Casey Lucas from Lucas Family Travel break down all the details on what makes this attraction light-years ahead of its time!Support the show (
January 08, 2020
Episode XXXVII - Celebrating a Star Wars Christmas: The 'Christmas In The Stars' Album
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our JTA followers. You are truly a part of our Council of First Knowledge! This week, we bring you the Christmas album that ANY Star Wars fan should have playing during the holiday season...Christmas In The Stars. Join Anthony Daniels and his counterpart, R2-D2 as they explore the meaning of Christmas and try to answer the greatest mystery of them all...What do you get a Wookiee for Christmas when he already has a comb!?Special thanks to our Patreon supporters, especially Tony O. and we look forward to bringing you all some great content in the New Year!Support the show (
December 24, 2019
Episode XXXVI - The 'Not So Special' Star Wars Holiday Special and our Jedi: Fallen Order / Vader Immortal Reviews
Get into the holiday spirit this week with Rob and Tom as they explore the Star Wars spectacle that is the nearly unwatchable Holiday Special. This made for TV special stands as the first, and last, Star Wars production to not have the direct oversight of George Lucas. We also review both the Jedi: Fallen Order and Vader Immortal games, both of which are stunning and deserve your attention! Not only are they awesome games, but their contributions to Star Wars canon serve to further flesh out some periods which have not been explored to any great extent in other media. Finally, we announce the winners of our Mando-vember Giveaway of two incredible Dominic Pace autographed photos of his character from The Mandalorian.Support the show (
December 10, 2019
Episode XXXV - Why You NEED to Watch Star Wars: Rebels...
Before the Resistance, there was the Rebellion...and before that, a cobbled-together family of freedom-fighters known only as the Spectres. This week, I'm joined by Tony, Sparrow, and Stitch from the Disney Discussions Podcast as we break down why you NEED to watch Star Wars: Rebels to learn about why these individuals were crucial to the overthrow of the Galactic Empire and were one of the key seeds of the Rebel Alliance!Support the show (
November 26, 2019
Episode XXXIV - Dominic Pace - Bounty Hunter - The Mandalorian
The HoloNet is abuzz this week with the long-awaited launch of Disney+ and, more importantly, The Mandalorian! Check out our interview with Dominic Pace, a blue-collar actor that got to live his Star Wars dream by being cast as a bounty hunter in this groundbreaking series. We also cover our visit to Grand Rapids Comic Con 2019 and offer details on our November giveaway featuring two autographed photos of Dominic's amazing new character!Special thanks to Lucas Family Travel ( for sponsoring the podcast as well as our Patreon supporters, especially Tony O.Be sure to listen to the end of the show for details on our Live Event in Chicago this coming Sunday, November 17th!Support the show (
November 12, 2019
Episode XXXIII - The 501st Legion - Bad Guys Doing Good
This week we cross into enemy territory as we host special guest Todd Hoffman from WSTRmedia: Galactic Public Access ( and talk about the 501st Legion ( known as Vader's Fist. This Star Wars fan organization, founded back in 1997 by Albin Johnson, has long been known for two things: their high standards for screen-accurate uniforms and their unflagging work on behalf of the charities that they donate their time and efforts to. Join us as we learn all about what the 501st is all about and how YOU can engage them...either as a fan with an interest in joining the Legion or someone wanting to engage their services. This will be a day long remembered...Special thanks to Todd for offering his time and expertise for this episode. Please check out his podcast and all the awesome content they have for your listening enjoyment! We are also grateful for our sponsor, Lucas Family Travel ( and our Patreon supporters, namely Tony O. of the Disney Discussion Podcast!Support the show (
November 06, 2019
Episode XXXII - Why You NEED to Watch the Clone Wars...
With only two weeks until the long-awaited release of the Disney+ streaming service, Star Wars fans new and old will once again be gaining access to the ability to stream some truly awesome content. Not the least of these offerings is Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Spanning the period between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, this animated series is a 'must watch' for any true Star Wars fan. Tune in to find out why we think you need to seriously consider giving this series a watch...and take your first step into a larger world.Special thanks to our sponsor, Lucas Family Travel, our Patreon patron Tony with the Disney Discussions Podcast and our listeners both here in the US as well as Internationally!Support the show (
October 30, 2019
Episode XXXI - The Rise of Skywalker - Final Trailer Breakdown!
We have intercepted an Imperial transmission of the final Rise of Skywalker trailer and are here to break down every frame to help YOU prepare for the end of the Skywalker Saga. Join Rob and Tom as they delve into two and a half minutes of some of the most gorgeous Star Wars imagery you've ever seen.Special thank you to our sponsor, Lucas Family Travel and our Patreon sponsors, especially Tony O. from the Disney Discussions Podcast.Support the show (
October 23, 2019
Episode XXX - Our Top 5 Funniest Star Wars Moments
While our love of Star Wars has its roots in many facets of the saga, one of the undeniable assets this franchise has is its sense of humor...even in the darkest of times. Whether it's facing down the fearsome Darth Vader, the mysterious Kylo Ren, or a battalion of Stormtroopers; our heroes never missed the chance to unleash their wit along with a random blaster bolt or ten. Join us as we explore some of the funniest Star Wars moments the films have to offer!Special thanks to our sponsor, Lucas Family Travel ( Thank you as well to our contributors to this week's podcast including our Patreon patron Tony from the Disney Discussions Podcast (, Jake from the K9 Critique podcast, and Twitter follower Rafaela. We appreciate all your input and love getting to interact with our listeners!Support the show (
October 17, 2019
Episode XXIX - Madam Jocasta Nu - Chief Librarian of the Jedi Temple Archives
The Jedi Temple Archives was the inspiration for our podcast, meant to introduce Star Wars fans new and old to the deeper mysteries of the Force (as well as current canon), and at its heart was Madam Jocasta Nu. Serving as the Chief Librarian of the Temple Archives at the time of the Jedi Purge, no other Jedi did as much as Jocasta Nu to preserve the knowledge of the Order for future generations to come and to deny it's greatest secrets to Darth Sidious. As Master Yoda once said, "A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense..." and Jocasta Nu was the guardian of that armory for the Jedi Order.Support the show (
October 08, 2019
Episode XVIII - Dagobah's "Cave of Evil"
This week we fight through a communications disruption to bring you everything you need to know about the Dark Side "Cave of Evil" on Dagobah where Luke confronted his fears and failed. Did you know that Yoda and even Kylo Ren faced this same test?! If not, this episode is for you!Our apologies for the audio on Rob's track this week. We were testing out a new recording solution and it clearly won't be our go-to for the future.Special thanks to our sponsor, Lucas Family Travel ( and our Patreon patron the Disney Discussions Podcast!Support the show (
October 02, 2019
Episode XXVII - Journey to Black Spire Outpost
On this week's transmission, Rob and Tom are joined by special guest Marc Lorenzo to compare notes about their respective journeys to the amazing locale of Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu...more commonly known as Galaxy's Edge. From our first impressions of the land to a detailed dive on all our experiences, join us and decide for yourself if a trip to Batuu is in YOUR future! Special thanks to our new sponsor Twin Suns Travel ( and our Patreon patron Disney Discussions Podcast for helping to support the podcast!Support the show (
September 25, 2019
Episode XXVI - Rise of the Rebel Alliance
Before the Rise of the Resistance, there was the Rise of the Rebel Alliance. Join us this week as we explore the events that led to the formation of the Rebellion and the little known role that Anakin Skywalker himself played in the orchestration of the eventual downfall of Emperor Palpatine and the First Galactic Empire!Support the show (
September 17, 2019
Episode XXV - Everything to "Yub Nub!" About the Ewoks
From the well-traveled pathways of Return of the Jedi to the campy depths of Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure or The Battle for Endor, we dive into the pint-sized, furry world of the Ewoks! Join us as we relive the highs and lows these lovable characters have brought us to in this week's transmission!Support the show (
September 10, 2019
Episode XXIV - Cad Bane - The Best Bounty Hunter in the Galaxy
Join us as we reveal the story behind the best bounty hunter in the galaxy during the Clone Wars...Cad Bane. From his daring heist of a Holocron straight from the ultra-secure vault buried deep within the Jedi Temple Archives to his epic finale kidnapping Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Cad Bane was a force to be reckoned with and a foe which even a seasoned Jedi need beware of.Special thanks to The Disney Discussions Podcast for being a Patreon supporter of the Jedi Temple Archives Podcast! If you're interested in supporting our show, you can do so at Thank you for listening!Support the show (
September 05, 2019
Episode XXIII - D23 Expo 2019 - Star Wars News and The Rise of Skywalker Sizzle Reel Breakdown
D23 Expo 2019, which may has well have been called Star Wars Celebration 2.0, is in the books and we are here to bring you all the latest news on all the amazing announcements affecting our favorite galaxy far, far away! From the latest trailers for The Mandalorian and Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker to details on the new Star Wars Hotel, now officially named The Halcyon, coming to Walt Disney can find it all right here.Support the show (
August 29, 2019
Episode XXII - Bounty Hunters - Part 1 (Boba Fett & IG-88)
This week, we begin our exploration into the Bounty Hunters within the Star Wars universe in anticipation of the upcoming Disney+ live action show 'The Mandalorian'. Join us as we discuss the group of bounty hunters hired by Darth Vader to track down Han Solo and Princess Leia within The Empire Strikes Back. We start with two of the most feared individuals in the galaxy: Boba Fett and IG-88...Support the show (
August 14, 2019
Episode XXI - Theories and Speculation on Rey's Parents
Who are Rey's parents? Is she truly the daughter of "filthy junk traders" or does she instead hail from the might Skywalker bloodline? Join Rob and Tom as they spin their theories for their top picks and determine for yourself whether their speculation has any merit or is simply Bantha poodoo. You can also weigh in with your theories by contacting us at or on Twitter @JTAPodcast!THANK YOU TO OUR PATRONS! O. - Disney Discussions PodcastSupport the show (
August 08, 2019
Episode XX - The Inquisitorious and Purge Troopers - Palpatine's Jedi Endgame
Join us as we delve into Emperor Palpatine's Inquisitorious and Purge Trooper death squads; intended to be his Jedi endgame. These fearsome acolytes of Darth Vader were deployed across the Galaxy to hunt down any Jedi who had escaped Order 66 and were attempting to live in hiding. Are YOU brave enough to face down these corrupted Jedi and live to tell the tale?Support the show (
July 30, 2019
Episode XIX - Star Wars News from San Diego Comic Con and Rise of Skywalker Speculation
With our brief communications disruption caused by the recent Trade Federation blockade now resolved, we are back to bring you up to date on all the latest Star Wars news from San Diego Comic Con 2019. From the awesome and intimidating new Sith Troopers to the reveal on all the soon to be released comics, books, and television content...we've got you covered. We also want to hear YOUR thoughts and speculation on whether there is a link between our dearly departed Supreme Leader Snoke and the tease that Emperor Palpatine will be returning in The Rise of Skywalker. Drop us a line at or on Twitter @JTAPodcast and weigh in!Support the show (
July 24, 2019
Episode XVIII - Ahsoka Tano - Part 2 (Beyond the Clone Wars)
This week, we continue on our mission to examine the life of Ahsoka Tano and why she is such a critical character in the Star Wars universe with our special guest Brandon Boylan from the Clashing Sabers Podcast ( From the self-titled book Ahsoka to her role in Star Wars: Rebels, this beacon of the Light wields her dual white-bladed lightsabers on a mission to find her place in the galaxy and, by doing so, her true self. Join us as we discuss this incredible, Force-wielding woman and learn why she plays such a huge role in the lives of some of your favorite Star Wars characters.Support the show (
July 16, 2019
Episode XVII - Our Top 5 Most Iconic Star Wars Moments
On this week's transmission, Rob is joined by Tom and Michelle from the Hyperion Adventures Podcast ( as they break down their Top 5 Most Iconic Moments from Star Wars. From the classic trilogy to the prequels, the sequels, standalone films and the animated series...the biggest challenge is to limit it to only 5! We also share our listener-submitted lists as Brandon from Clashing Sabers Podcast (, Tony from Disney Discussions Podcast (, and several of our loyal fans  dive into the fray to give their picks for the moments that stand out for them! Will YOUR favorite scene make our lists? Listen and find out!Support the show (
July 09, 2019
Episode XVI - Grand Admiral Thrawn and the Art of War in Star Wars
This week, Rob and Tom discuss one of the most amazing characters that most casual Star Wars fans don't even know about...Grand Admiral Thrawn. Combining the military mind of Sun Tzu and the analytical eye of Sherlock Holmes, all within a cultured and cool demeanor; Thrawn is undoubtedly one of the most impressive characters within all of Star Wars. Step into the Archives with us as we break down the backstory of this intriguing man and the possible impacts he may have on future stories within the Star Wars universe!Support the show (
July 02, 2019
Episode XV - Star Wars in the Disney Parks and Weekly HoloNet News
Join Rob and Tom as they return from their respective vacations with all the latest news on Star Wars offerings within the Disney Parks! We cover both coasts and give you all the information you need to plan out your next Star Wars trip to either Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort. In our weekly HoloNet news portion of the show, we talk about the newly announced Disney Annual Passholder preview for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge; for which registration is expected to being any day now (you must have a Premier, Platinum Plus, or Platinum level Annual Pass to qualify). We also discuss the new procedures for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge out at the Disneyland Park as that is now fully open to the general public.Support the show (
June 25, 2019
Episode XIV - Stormtroopers and their Evolution
From the clone troopers of the prequel trilogy to the First Order Stormtroopers of the sequel trilogy, we cover the evolution of this elite and fearsome fighting force! Please note that we will be on vacation and thus there will be no show posted the week of June 17, 2019. However, we will be back that next week with more great content! May the Force be with you...always.Support the show (
June 10, 2019
Episode XIII - Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Opening Weekend Recap and Review
Join us this week as my friend, co-host, and newly minted Captain of the Millenium Falcon Tom Howell (of the Hyperion Adventures Podcast) joins us to talk about his experiences at the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge out at the Disneyland Resort. From piloting the Falcon, to exploring the food, merchandise, and, of course, having a drink at Oga's Cantina; Tom shares his thoughts and feelings on the incredible new locale known as Black Spire Outpost. Brush up on your Batuuan and hop aboard as we journey to the planet of Batuu as we usher in this new era of immersive entertainment!Support the show (
June 04, 2019
Episode XII - Jedi Combat Forms and Lightsaber Lore
This week, we delve into some listener questions to explore the various combat styles used by the Jedi Order as well as examining details on lightsaber lore from the films. We also discuss the latest photos showing some awesome new details on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Finally, the countdown to the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is almost at an end so we talk about the latest news from this incredibly immersive land coming to the Disney Parks in 2019!Support the show (
May 29, 2019
Episode XI - Chewbacca and the Wookiee Species / Weekly HoloNet News Update
Chewbacca and the Wookiees. Despite being a centerpiece of much of the Star Wars film franchise, very little has been revealed about these incredibly loyal and fierce allies. Join Rob and Tom as they explore the background of the Wookiees as a species and some key details about Chewbacca himself, including the genius that went into bringing this gentle giant to life. We also break down the latest Star Wars news in our weekly HoloNet update.Support the show (
May 21, 2019
Episode X - The Women of Star Wars and Galaxy's Edge Food & Beverage News
In our special Mother's Day episode, we are joined by Tom and Michelle from the Hyperion Adventures Podcast to talk about our favorite female Star Wars characters and how they have impacted the franchise. We also cover the latest HoloNet stories including a new campaign of books bridging the gap between the end of The Last Jedi and the beginning of Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. Join us, and together we shall rule the galaxy!Support the show (
May 13, 2019
Episode IX - Galaxy's Edge Preview with John Saccheri from and Peter Mayhew Tribute
In our special May the Fourth episode, we invited John Saccheri, the Panda himself, on to talk about the special preview he was invited to for the Walt Disney World version of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Panda weighs in on his experience as well as the specific thoughts and details that arose from that early access. Be sure to check out John's YouTube channel, BigFatPanda (, as well as his Pandamonium Facebook group ( The passing of Star Wars legend Peter Mayhew, the man that brought the Mighty Chewbacca to life on the big screen with a special clip provided by our good friend Tom from the Hyperion Adventures Podcast.Support the show (
May 04, 2019
Episode VIII - History of the Jedi Order
With the future of the Jedi Order hanging in the balance in Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, we take a look back at the history of the Order from its founding to where it now stands.Support the show (
April 30, 2019
Episode VII - Emperor Palpatine (AKA Darth Sidious) and his return in The Rise of Skywalker
Join Rob and Tom as they dig into the story of Sheev Palpatine, the man who would become Supreme Chancellor of the Republic and eventually Emperor of the First Galactic Empire. From the little-known stories that surround this enigmatic man to the powers he may have possessed as the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, which may ultimately play a role in his hinted at return within Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker.Support the show (
April 23, 2019
Episode VI - Star Wars Celebration 2019 Wrap-Up and The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Review
Now that Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 has wrapped, we explore the highlights of this amazing fan-based event. We dive into the latest news and information that has been unleashed and look forward to all the upcoming Star Wars related content including the Disney+ streaming service, Clone Wars Season 7, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. We also pick apart the new teaser trailer for the final film in the Skywalker Saga. Support the show (
April 16, 2019
Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Day 3 HoloNet News Update
Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 - Day 3 is in the books. Listen in as we cover the key information from Saturday, April 13, 2019; which included the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge panel hosted by Josh Gad, as well as the Jedi Fallen Order exclusive trailer and panel.Support the show (
April 14, 2019
Star Wars Celebration 2019 - Days 1 & 2 (and Disney+) HoloNet News Update
Get up to date on all the latest news from Days 1 and 2 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. We also cover the breaking news on the Disney + streaming service which will be carrying all-new Star Wars content when that goes live later this fall!Support the show (
April 13, 2019
Episode V - Ahsoka Tano - Part 1 (The Clone Wars Era)
Join us as we discuss arguably the most important character to never receive mention in a Star Wars film. As the Padawan of Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka's role in both the heights reached by Anakin during the Clone Wars, as well as how she ultimately factored into his fall to the Dark Side are discussed. The early portion of this week's show is entirely spoiler-free, so if you still plan to watch The Clone Wars movie and subsequent animated series none of those twists and turns will be ruined. For those that have either watched that series, or choose to continue on with us despite not having done so, we cover all the major events that encompass Ahsoka's life as a Jedi. We look forward to taking this journey with you!Support the show (
April 09, 2019
Episode IV - Lightsabers: An elegant weapon, for a more civilized time
On this week's episode, Rob is flying solo as he dives into the stories and specifics about one of the coolest weapons to ever grace a movie screen. Learn about the components that make up a lightsaber, kyber crystals, lightsaber types, and what defenses exist to them within the Star Wars universe. We also check out the HoloNet feed to bring you the latest Star Wars stories for the week. Your lightsaber is your life...don't miss out!Support the show (
April 02, 2019
Episode III - Hondo Ohnaka and the Characters of Black Spire Outpost
Join us this week as we dive into the backstory and details behind Hondo Ohnaka and the other denizens of Black Spire Outpost in the world of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. We provide all the details you'll need to know before taking your first steps into this immersive land.Support the show (
March 26, 2019
Episode II - Batuu and Black Spire Outpost / Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Tips
Join us as we dig through the Archives to reveal the history behind the world of Batuu and the mysterious locale of Black Spire Outpost...home to smugglers and adventurers alike, as well as those hoping to escape the notice of the First Order. We also deliver the latest Holonet news stories including newly released details on Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. Finally, Rob and Tom weigh in with their travel tips for Star Wars fans hoping to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge later this year. Support the show (
March 19, 2019
Episode I - Inside the Jedi Temple Archives and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge News
In the inaugural episode, Rob LaBarre and his guest co-host Tom Howell (from the Hyperion Adventures Podcast) explore the details on, as well as the importance of, the Jedi Temple Archives as well as how it inspired the creation of the podcast. In addition, all the latest news on the immersive land of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, coming to the Disneyland Resort on May 31, 2019 and the Walt Disney World Resort on August 29, 2019, is explored! We would be honored if you would join us...Support the show (
March 12, 2019