Tarkin's Top Shelf

Tarkin's Top Shelf

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A Star Wars literary podcast that strives to deliver an educational and yet, entertaining analysis and outlook, pertaining to the new canonical novels/YA books from the galaxy far, far away. In other words, Becca and Mark are your guardians to the Whills and your librarians to the long-lost Jedi Archives.
23: From a Certain Point of View
Oct 19 • 48 min
Welcome back to another episode of Tarkin’s Top Shelf. The only Star Wars Literature Podcast on the internet that dissects and analyzes your favorite (and maybe least favorite) Canon books. In this episode, Mark, and Becca give their perspectives on Star…
22: Phasma
Oct 4 • 60 min
Welcome back to another episode of Tarkin’s Top Shelf. In today’s show, Becca, and Mark go over the latest Star Wars novel from Del Rey Publishing: PHASMA! They dissect and analyze her mystique and origins. Phasma Fact 101: if Phasma knows you know her…
21: Leia Princess of Alderaan
Sep 20 • 56 min
Tarkin’s Top Shelf is back and ready to discuss the General of the Resistance. But, before she became the General, she was ‘Leia: Princess of Alderaan.’ In this episode, Becca and Mark analyze one of the most anticipated Young Adult novels from the…
Episode: 20 Star Wars Super Graphic
Sep 1 • 38 min
In today’s episode of Tarkin’s Top Shelf, Becca, and Mark sit down and chat over a different kind of Star Wars book. Star Wars ‘Super Graphic’ by Tim Leong. As your hosts flip through these colorful pages of Star Wars fun, they do their best to connect…
19: Inferno Squad
Aug 16 • 56 min
Mark and Becca go beyond the pages of “Inferno Squad” and connect the dots to other aspects of the continuity.
18: Legends and Canon: The Journey to ‘The Last Jedi’
Jul 26 • 62 min
Welcome back to another special edition of Tarkin’s Top Shelf! This time, Mark and Becca revisit some old Legends, and the impact of the new canon, and then they venture into the possibilities of what will soon become the ‘Journey to the Last Jedi.’…
#17 Kybers: “The Living Crystal”
Jun 21 • 45 min
Welcome back to another edition of Tarkin’s Top Shelf! Mark and Becca switch things up a bit as they dive into one of the hottest topics of discussion right now, the Kyber Crystal. In this episode, Mark and Becca take a look at the continuity…
Episode: 16 Star Wars: Rebel Rising
Jun 7 • 50 min
Welcome back to another edition of Tarkin’s Top Shelf! Mark and Becca discuss the Disney Young Adult novel, “Rebel Rising” by Beth Revis. They go over the detailed backstory of Jyn Erso’s childhood and upbringing, and how she became a leader and…
Episode: 15 Guardians of the Whills
May 18 • 42 min
Welcome back to another edition of Tarkin’s Top Shelf! Mark and Becca go over the Young Adult novel “Guardians of the Whills,” a tie-in story to the film “Rogue One.” They discuss the character relationship between Baze Malbus and Chirrut…
The SWCO Making Star Wars Podcast Network LIVE Podcast MashUp
Apr 30 • 14 min
This is a special presentation of the entire Making Star Wars Podcasting Network! Live from Orlando, Steele Saunders from ‘Steele Wars’ hosted the entire event from Marlow’s Tavern. Steele made his rounds by asking each podcaster their initial…
14: Thrawn
Apr 27 • 51 min
Welcome back to another edition of Tarkin’s Top Shelf! Yes, the “embargo” has lifted, and now, Mark and Becca are ready to tackle the long-awaited THRAWN. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy their “detective work” as they assess one of the most…
13: Star Wars Celebration Podcast Stage
Apr 14 • 52 min
Rebecca is joined by fellow Star Wars podcaster and friend Ryder from Idiot’s Array. Rebecca and Ryder take the podcast stage at Celebration Orlando to discus the why the new literary canon is relevant & important to the Galaxy far, far away. Not…
12: Empire’s End
Mar 2 • 45 min
Mark and Becca have read the final conclusion to Chuck Wendig’s literary trilogy, AFTERMATH: Empire’s End ― the most anticipated novel to date! In this episode, your librarians of the Whills go into full detail during their analysis, and nothing…
11: Rogue One
Jan 19 • 52 min
Mark and Becca have digested all that they can from Rogue One, now they take on the task of bridging the novels Rogue One: Catalyst and Rogue One’s novel to the movie Rogue One: a Star Wars Story. In fact it’s such a big task, they invited friend and…
9: Ahsoka Novel
Nov 2, 2016 • 49 min
Mark and Becca are back to discus one of the most anticipated novels since Disney announced it. Join Mark and Becca in analyzing Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston. In this episode: Ahsoka’s new life after order 66 The Battle on Mandalore and Ahsok’s last…
8: Listener feedback
Sep 15, 2016 • 55 min
Mark and Becca have been getting a lot of feedback since the launch of podcast and a few weeks back they asked their listeners to supply them with questions, topics and to give their thoughts on all things Star Wars. Their listeners provided them with…
7: Star War: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know. (Adam Bray interview)
Aug 18, 2016 • 52 min
Bonus Episode
6: Life Debt
Jul 27, 2016 • 70 min
Mark and Becca are back to analyze the latest Star Wars Novels. In this episode: Star Wars Rebels Trailer from Celebration Europe The Grand Admiral Thrawn to appear in Rebels Grand Admiral Thrawn get his own novel Rogue One Catalyst Analysis…
5: Bloodline
May 19, 2016 • 52 min
*****WARNING SPOILERS***** Becca and Mark have returned to analyze the Star Wars novel: Bloodline. In this episode: The timeline controversy? Canon references Leia’s true linage Han and Leia’s marriage Thought’s on Luke and Ben Ransolm and…
4: Lords of the Sith & it’s connections to Star Wars Rebels
Apr 7, 2016 • 49 min
Mark and Becca are back to dissect the novel Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp. In this Episode Fall out from the Clone Wars Cham Syndulla & Isval defending Ryloth Palpatine taking matters How has Cham Syndulla evolved from…
3: Lost Stars and Rey’s Story
Mar 3, 2016 • 52 min
Produced by The Cantina Cast
2: Aftermath (It jerks you around)
Feb 8, 2016 • 49 min
Mark and Becca return to analyze Star Wars: Aftermath. In this episode: Was Vader’s lightsaber sold? The Dark Acolytes Boba Fett’s armor Temmin Wexley AKA Snap Wexley The nameless man at the young academy Rea Sloane The mysterious…
1: The Force Awakens Novel & Before Awakening
Jan 11, 2016 • 52 min
This is the 1st episode of Tarkin’s Top Shelf. Join Rebecca and Mark as the explore the Star Wars novelization of The Force Awakens. in this episode: How does the Novel compare to the movie Does the Novel revel anything the movie does…