Beltway Banthas #82: The Clone Wars and the Politics of Starving

Season 7 of The Clone Wars is live on Disney+ and it’s as political as ever. In Episode 5, Ahsoka Tano enters the underworld of Coruscant and meets people struggling to survive on the most opulent planet in the galaxy. Characters have to make real hard moral choices given the constraints of their economic status, which is the making of a great Beltway Banthas episode. Bernie Sanders organizer Mohammed Shakibnia joins the show to dissect The Clone Wars political themes.

Plus! Herb Scribner of the Deseret News makes a guest appearance to reflect on the messages of “The Bad Batch” episodes, and what they say about war, trauma, and fandom.

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