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Jedi & Sith

Matthew is moving, so no new episode this week, but enjoy this Superhero Ethics episode about the Jedi and the Sith.

Are the Sith the mustache-twirling villains they initially appear to be, or is there a method to their madness? Where did the Jedi go wrong? Are emotions something to be held back or fully embraced in a space wizard, and how did the Jedi and Sith codes inform each other?

Jacob and Matthew delve into these questions with the help of a friend and fellow Star Wars Nerd Extraordinaire, Jonah Kellman. Jonah is deeply passionate about Star Wars, especially the extended universe. When he’s not sharing his insights, you can find him reading, playing video games, or engrossed in worldbuilding. Connect with him on Facebook or elsewhere online as Muscratt.

Here are some books and other products we discussed on the show:

  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn – The story of the creation of the modern Sith and the Rule of Two.
  • Darth Plagueis by James Luceno – The tale of the Sith Lord who trained Emperor Palpatine.
  • Republic Commando series by Karen Traviss – Stories of Clone soldiers.
  • Kenobi by John Jackson Miller – Adventures of Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the years after the fall of the Republic.
  • The Clone Wars – The animated TV show that reveals the Jedi’s corruption and the Republic’s fall, offering a richer experience than the movies or any of the prequels.

Each of your co-hosts also has their own Twitter,
Matthew is CapedEthicist,
Jacob is BotsRPeopleToo.

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