Jun 15, 2016 • 54M

Ep #6: Wherefore Art Thou "Newt" Gunray

 
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Stephen Kent
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Thank you for tuning in for another installment of Beltway Banthas, a Star Wars podcast at the intersection of Coruscant & Washington DC. On this weeks episode, Stephen breaks down his time at AwesomeCon 2016 that brought Kevin Smith and a million Kylo Rens to the nations capital. Stephen assembled a special assembly of the DC Jedi Council for a round table chat about Star Wars fandom. He was joined by Kristen Soltis Anderson (The Pollsters podcast & author of 'The Selfie Vote') and Mike Shields (President of the American Action Network, fmr Chief of Staff of the RNC and Communications Director for Newt Gingrich). We had a great time discussing the films, the politics of the prequels and digging into the role political parties play in a functioning republic. This has been an emotional week for many. Stephen dishes some thoughts on the state of our union and how we can help our friends in Orlando: https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund Be good to each other. Love really, truly, always wins. You can find Stephen on Twitter @Stephen_Kent89 Tirso @ItsJustTirso Kristen Soltis Anderson @KSoltisAnderson and Mike Shields @MShields007 Email us your thoughts on the show, a theory you have, ANYTHING at BeltwayBanthas@gmail.com and Tweet us @BeltwayBanthas Review us on iTunes PLEASE. It makes a huge difference for getting the show exposure =) May the Force be with you this week...and always