Hearts of Kyber

Rae and Christy are new friends who love all aspects of the galaxy far, far away. Join them as they explore characters, themes, and relationships in the Star Wars universe.

Follow the pod on Twitter @heartskyberpod or email us at heartsofkyberpod@gmail.com.

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    Ep 16: The Force: Dark Side Abilities

    In the second half of their two-part series, Rae and Christy examine Force abilities. In this episode, they discuss Dark Side Force users and powers like Force choke, mind probe, Force lightning, and the use of rage to impose one's will on the Force.

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    Ep 15: The Rise of Skywalker First Reactions

    Christy and Rae have seen the last film in the Skywalker saga and in this episode they chat about their initial feelings about The Rise of Skywalker.

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    Ep 14: The Force: Light Side Abilities

    In a two-part series, Rae and Christy examine Force abilities. In this episode, they discuss light side Force users and powers like mind trick, shatterpoint, and Force projection.

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    Ep 13: Star Wars Themes: Hope

    Rae and Christy examine what they consider the most important theme of Star Wars: hope. They take a look at hope through the lens of each film in the saga and then through various characters who embody hope or serve to carry the theme forward in the films.

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    Ep 12: Star Wars Themes: Cynicism

    Returning to their themed episodes, Rae and Christy tackle the topic of cynicism in a galaxy far, far away. They take a look at cynicism as portrayed in the anthology films, Star Wars TV shows, and the Skywalker saga, including mention of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Jyn Erso.

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    Ep 11: Listener Q&A

    Rae and Christy collected questions from listeners and share their unique and sometimes unexpected answers in a short, fun episode.

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    Ep 10: Kisses in Star Wars

    Christy and Rae discuss the who and why of their favorite kisses in the Star Wars universe, choosing a Most Romantic, Sexiest, Tenderest, and Most Tragic. They also choose their personal faves during Half Portion Each.

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    Ep 9: Fathers in the Skywalker Saga

    Rae and Christy discuss fathers in the Skywalker saga, including Han Solo, Darth Vader, Owen Lars, Bail Organa, and Jango Fett.

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    Ep 8: Star Wars Themes: Loyalty

    Continuing their series exploring major themes in Star Wars, Rae and Christy discuss loyalty to friends, loved ones, and causes. They also look at divided loyalties and what loyalty means in a galaxy torn by conflict. They discuss Chewbacca, R2-D2, C3PO, The Handmaidens of Naboo, Lando Calrissian, General Hux and General Leia Organa and well as other characters who tackle the challenges of loyalty in Star Wars.

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    Ep 6 Special: MTFBWY

    This is a special episode in anticipation of May the Fourth. Rae and Christy talk about their favorite "May the Force Be with You" moments in Star Wars, discussing what it means for the characters and story each time it's said.

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    Ep 5: Star Wars Themes: Revenge

    Christy and Rae kick off a new series on Star Wars themes by taking a look at revenge through the characters of Darth Maul, Palpatine, Boba Fett, Kylo Ren, and Asajj Ventress.

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    Ep 4: Resistance S1: Characters and Themes

    Christy and Rae discuss season one of Star Wars Resistance with a special focus on themes in this initial season and the character arcs of Kazuda Xiono, Tam Ryvora, and Jarek Yeager.

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    Ep 3: Masters and Padawans: Legacy and Influence

    Rae and Christy discuss the relationships between master and padawans in Star Wars with a focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker and how they were influenced by their masters and went on to influence their own padawans.

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    Ep 2: Mothers in the Skywalker Saga

    Rae and Christy discuss mothers in the Skywalker saga, including Shmi Skywalker, Padmé Amidala, Breha Organa, Beru Lars, and Leia Organa.

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    Ep 1: Kylo and His Foils

    Rae and Christy take on the complex Kylo Ren, examining him through the lens of other characters in the sequel trilogy who serve as his foils. In this episode, they discuss General Hux, Finn, and Poe Dameron and what their experiences, choices, and characters arcs reveal about them and the mysterious Skywalker legacy child, Ben Solo/Kylo Ren.

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