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Star Wars Music Minute

Apr 13, 2022

Xanthe dissects the End Credits of A New Hope, calls 1-800-PHONE-THX, reviews the thematic census, covers trending topics from the season, and answers some epic listener questions about the music of Star Wars.

Discussion Guide:

  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 01:57 - The final five minutes of the film.
  • 14:55 - Calling...

Apr 4, 2022

Justin Scheid and James Waterman join Xanthe (Band Batch reunion!) in a discussion about A NEW HOPE minutes 116-120, during which Luke Skywalker blows up the Death Star, the Rebels have an awkwardly formal medal ceremony, and Artoo recovers from being zapped.

Discussion Guide:

  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 07:19 - Listening to...

Mar 28, 2022

Samantha Tripp returns to the show to discuss part 2 of The Battle of Yavin (A New Hope minutes 111-115).

Discussion Guide:

  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 10:54 - A poignant fanfare.
  • 18:43 - Star Wars metal music.
  • 21:10 - Mic'ing and editing orchestras.
  • 31:39 - Concert rituals.
  • 37:08 - Pet peeve with lightsaber bows.
  • 45:38 -...

Mar 21, 2022

We're getting into the Battle of Yavin today with Alex and Mollie Damon (Star Wars Explained)! We talk John Williams's frenetic score, wet and squishy X-wing sounds, comms chatter, and other soundscape details from Star Wars minutes 106-110. Don't worry -- Biggs is still alive in at this time.

Note: My mic has an...

Mar 18, 2022

Darth Choco returns to the show! This time, we're talking about the music and sound in minutes 16-20 of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which starts with Han meeting Beckett and ends with Han getting thrown into a cell with a hungry beast...

Discussion Guide:

  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 1:11:58 - Choco's favorite part of the...