Star Wars: New Canon Book Club

Star Wars: New Canon Book Club Podcast

Three friends gather to talk about the newest Star Wars books with the world.

SWNCBC - Episode 57 - High Republic Preview
This time the boys travel to a part of that galaxy far far away that no one has ever seen before - The High Republic. A period of the Star Wars saga so important no one has ever mentioned it before! What is in store for us as we venture into this new period of the Star Wars saga?! Let's find out!...

SWNCBC - Episode 56: Clone Wars Season 7
The boys return to discuss Season 7 of the Clone Wars. What they liked, what they loved, and what the hated. From Bad Batch, to the Martel Sisters, to the show down on Mandalore! You can best believe there will be some heated contention over all of it!...

SWNCBC - Episode 55: Dooku Jedi Lost
Ventress! Dooku! Yoda! Qui-Gon! But what happens when you take several compelling characters, have a story told from the point of view of someone watching holovids of someone recording themselves telling ANOTHER person watching the story what happened? Well it certainly isn't a happy Davis. Stap in for hyperspeed as Jesse, Alex, and Davis return to a galaxy far far away to discuss the audio drama Dooku: Jedi Lost....


SWNCBC - Episode 54: Master & Apprentice
The boys return from a galaxy far far away to discuss the Claudia Gray novel Master & Apprentice, about Obi-wan, Qui-Gon, and a jedi that fuuuuuuuuuuu- well we'll get to that. Any time there's a grey jedi you know we'll love it, but what else did we think about this book? Follow us on twitter: @JesseCox @FacianeA @TeamDavis...

SWNCBC - Episode 53: Rebels Season 4
The boys are finally doing it! Star Wars Rebels, season 4! Will Davis lose his mind about the crazy force stuff in the last few episodes? Will Alex have way too many crazy theories?! Will Jesse flame the flames and watch them lose their minds!? Only time (and this episode) will tell! We're back baby!...

SWNCBC - Episode 52: Allegiance
Due to some audio issues, a LOT of reconstruction work went into this episode, but FINALLY it sees the light of day! Allegiance is the pre-Rise of Skywalker comic series detailing the events of the moments before the film - however, none of it seems to connect. AT ALL. What is happening with this? Thankfully this will be the last in our "boy this movie crushed us" series of episodes. Rebels season 4 is this weekend! Stay Tuned!...


SWNCBC - Episode 51: The Rise of Skywalker (Davis Edition)
We're all stuck at home. And turns out when there's been audio issues with your podcast you figure it out real quick when you've got nothing else to do! So expect many episodes VERY quickly - we're back, cause we've got no where else to :P It's the book club baby!...

SWNCBC - Episode 50: The Mandalorian Episode 8
Jesse and Alex continue their two man operation while Davis is out of town, but that's ok - cause this episode was AMAZING!!! More of a recap then a review, we're holding off for Davey's return...

SWNCBC - Episode 49: The Rise Of Skywalker
Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker is out! And while Davis is out of town, Jesse and Alex have seen the movie twice. And since they can't wait for him to get back to talk, they decided that they'll do one review now and one review with Davis when he returns. Thankfully Jesse and Alex are the positive ones, we a good outlook on all Star Wars... well to quote Luke Skywalker, "this is not going to go the way you think"......


SWNCBC - Episode 48: The Mandalorian Episode 7
The Mandalorian Episode 7 proves once again that the boys and I see through the matrix code of Star Wars. But DAYUM what a great episode! Mando has one last chance to get back in with the guild, and has to take it - but he's not going to do it alone. This is the way....

SWNCBC - Episode 47: The Mandalorian Episode 6
If you've ever played a D&D game or the Star Wars RPG, you know exactly what this episode is. All the tropes are here. The tank, the sassy droid, the boston guy, the blue person. All the tropes! The boys have a lot of thoughts on this cameo filled prison break episode! Also - MANDOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!...

SWNCBC - Episode 46: The Mandalorian Episode 5
Sorry for the delay with this one! Episode 5 takes the Mandalorian to Tatooine in search for some work and repairs - what he finds is a babysitter and trouble. This is a divisive episode, there's lots to love and lots that make me wonder what they are thinking. Find out what WE'RE thinking, on this all new episode of the Star Wars New Canon Book Club....


SWNCBC - Episode 45: The Mandalorian Episode 4
Episode 4 of The Mandalorian features some great character growth, some tender moments, more baby Yoda and for the first time in Star Wars history - a threatening AT-ST!! Oh ya baby! It's gonna be a good one!...

SWNCBC - Episode 44: The Mandalorian Episode 3
Jesse, Alex, and Davis are back to talk more about The Mandalorian! How is it possible the show just keeps getting better and better?! We've jetpack fights, a cryptic discussion of a new villain, and more of that sweet baby! Also, MANDOOOO!...


SWNCBC - Episode 42: The Mandalorian Episode 1
The boys return for a short weekly reaction and review of The Mandalorian. From cool armor to Alex's obsession with fish, we've got a lot to say about this one and we're excited about the future of Star Wars! Also if you want check out this episode on youtube.com/jessecox with pictures and stuff!...

SWNCBC - Episode 41: Rebels Season 3
The boys return from their adventures at Galaxy's Edge and completely forget to make an episode about it - so instead we're doing Rebels Season 3! Don't worry, we'll circle back around - but first let's talk about my dude THRAWN! Does Alex actually like a season of a Star Wars TV show?! Does Davis get upset about droids?! All this and more on this excited episode of the Star Wars New Canon Book Club!...


SWNCBC - Episode 40: From A Certain Point Of View
It was the book that killed the podcast. In our first attempt at reading our reaction was so negative that we literally took a year off from reading Star Wars books. But the book is for charity and we know there have to be some good bits within. We fall into the force and let it guide us back into the darkness that is From a Certain Point of View....

SWNCBC- Episode 39: Rebels Season 2
The book club is back and as usual, not actually talking about a book. It's time to delve deep into season 2 of Star Wars Rebels! Is Ezra still using his awful lightsaber? Is Chopper still the worst? Can anything make this show bett....wait is that Darth Vader?! WAIT...IS THAT DARTH MAUL?! ... oh my god....

SWNCBC- Episode 38: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer
Star Wars celebration has come and gone and the boys have SO many thoughts on the newly released trailer for Star Wars Episode IX. Join Alex, Jesse, and Davis as we delve deep into our most analytical brain parts and theorycraft our way through 2 minutes of footage. What does it all mean?! And what does Jesse know exactly how the movie ends?! Find out all this and more on this exciting new episode of the Star Wars New Canon Book Club! We're back baby!...


SWNCBC- Episode 37: Rebel Jail and Vader
Jesse, Alex, and Davis are back! Well sort of - this episode once thought lost to time has been found!!! Oh and we're also meeting next week to record more episodes! Soooooooooo get your lightsabers out of the closet and be prepared to get excited for Star Wars again! More to come! But first, let's talk about some Star Wars comics!...

SWNCBC: Episode 36 - Solo
The boys finally return after gallivanting around the globe, and sit down to talk the newest Star Wars film, Solo. What did they like. What didn't they like? Are they as divided as they were with Last Jedi?! Tune in to find out as we take our steps into Disney's first major expanded universe building cinematic endeavor....

SWNCBC: Episode 35 - Solo Trailer / The Star Wars Void VR
The boys sit down to talk the Solo trailer. Despite Alex's terrible... genuinely terrible Harrison Ford accent, they somehow manage to talk about their hopes and fears for the movie, and what they think of the director swap issues. Will Solo be amazing, or will it break nerdy hearts. Should it have been a Lando movie instead? Is it a bridge to a Lando movie? Do we just love Lando too much? Diving deep into the trailer, they try to figure out what the plot of the movie will be and how it will all unfold. Th...


SWNCBC: Episode 34 - Rebels Season 1
Jesse, Alex, and Davis return to talk about Star Wars Rebels Season 1. As the journey of Ezra Bridger beings, how will the boys feel about the follow up series to Clone Wars? Is it better than the last animated Star Wars outing? Or have they returned to the dark side? Also - is Chopper just an asshole!? All this and more, in this new Star Wars New Canon Book Club....

SWNCBC: Episode 33 - Phasma
After a contentious review of The Last Jedi, the boys return to discuss the book Phasma. A simple tale about a post apocalyptic hellscape, religious droid miners, lizard surfers, a thunderdome that makes cloth, a beetle bearded sand guardian, and a thousand other totally insane things. Or maybe it didn't happen at all!? Who knows!? Prepare for one of the most inventive additions to the Star Wars saga, and something that literally broke their minds. Jesse, Alex, and Davis all attempt to tackle this one, and ...

SWNCBC: Episode 32 - THE LAST JEDI
After seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi numerous times, the boys have gathered together to discuss the latest installment of the new trilogy. What does The Last Jedi mean for the franchise? Has it changed everything forever!? As the internet responds to the film, where will they stand? Will this film divide them? There is so much to discuss - everything the podcast has focused on for the last 2 years has led to this! Curious about their let's play of Star Wars Battlefront II? Check it out here: https://www...


SWNCBC: Episode 31 - Inferno Squad
The boys are back to talk about the latest offering to the Star Wars expanded universe, Battlefront II: Inferno Squad. The biggest event in the run up to the movie so far - featuring a game and book tie-in. What possible implications could it have for the franchise? Could there be any tie-ins with other books? Will any of it matter at all!? All this and more, on this episode of the Star Wars New Canon Book Club!...

SWNCBC: Episode 30 - Dark Disciple
The Star Wars book club returns, this time with one of the very first canonical books of the refreshed franchise - Dark Disciple, by Christie Golden. Taking place after the events of Clone Wars, the story deals with the relationship between fan favorites Quinlan Vos and Asajj Ventress. it also gets into some really dark subjects, when a Jedi is asked to assassinate someone. We have MANY thoughts on this one, so sit back, relax, and let's rap about the wars!...

SWNCBC: Episode 29 - Last Jedi Update
The following was filmed shortly after the final trailers release, but due to traveling, it wasn't uploaded til now. My apologies - Jesse The Star Wars New Canon Book Club us back! Having gathered together to talk about the final trailer for Last Jedi and all the wacky crazy theories they can come up with. It's time to take a deep dive into the story, the lore, and all the information they can muster to decipher where the trilogy is headed. Push up your glasses, this ones going full nerd. Interested in su...


SWNCBC: Episode 28 - Clones Wars Season 6
In this episode, the boys discuss the final season of Star Wars: Clone Wars. Did it finally pay off for Alex? Was the Yoda episodes as hype as Jesse said? And has Davis discovered a secret Sith in the Jedi order?! All this talk and more, about the clone episodes, the Jar Jar episodes, and the way too much time spent on banking clans episodes... Let's get back into it! NEXT TIME: Dark Disciple Please leave a comment or review on our itunes page, it would mean the world!...

SWNCBC: Episode 27 - Vader Down
Darth Vader has been shot down and marooned on a planet surrounded by the rebel alliance. Of course he's going to kick their ass - but apparently that's not all the story Vader Down tells. In this special comic cross over, we learn more about Dr. Aphra, Luke's flirtation with the force, and Han and Leia's ever expanding relationship. It's pretty great - for something called Vader Down that doesn't feature much of Vader. They boys discuss all this and more in the newest SWNCBC! Please leave a comment or rev...

SWNCBC: Episode 26 - Thrawn
The boys return to finally tackle Timothy Zahn's newest addition to Star Wars and his first crack the new expanded universe - Thrawn. Will the story behind Grand Admiral Thrawn's rise up the imperial ranks thrill the boys or will they find the new take on his character distracting? Tune in, back, and fall into the force. The Star Wars New Canon Book Club is a fan podcast dedicated to three guys love of Star Wars, the new books, and their desire to get maximum enjoyment out of the new trilogy. Starring: Je...


SWNCBC: Episode 25 - Last Jedi Trailer Talk
The boys return to discuss the Last Jedi Trailer, their thoughts, theories, and things they suspect might be coming down the pipeline - as well as how it all fits into the books and shows they've watched so far! Come, theorycraft with us! ALSO if you are listening on itunes, please leave a review of the show! We would love to hear your thoughts :)...

SWNCBC: Episode 24 - Clone Wars Season 5
We've finally come to it! Clone Wars Season 5! Will Alex like it?! Will Jesse and Davis be vindicated?! Will they completely ignore the droid episodes?! All this, and too much talk about rolling grenades under droids in this episode of Star Wars New Canon Book Club!...

SWNCBC: Episode 23 - Empire's End
Note: Early into this episode for roughly 10 minutes, Alex's audio cuts out. We tried to make some fixes, but it's still not the best. Just know it doesn't last long. The finale of Aftermath is here! What revelations will we be uncovered that lead into the new movies? What will we learn about the foundations of the First Order? About Ben? About the Republic? But more importantly, do the boys finally like our main characters?! Find out all this and more in the newest SWNCBC episode!...


SWNCBC: Episode 22 - Clone Wars Season 4
This time we talk season 4 of the Clone Wars. After careful reflection, Jesse realizes maybe he was mistaken about the series when they start to get into why Quarren are wearing shoes. WHY DO THEY WEAR SHOES?! Meanwhile Alex and Davis continue their war on Jogan Fruit....

SWNCBC: Episode 21 - Heir to the Jedi
The boys are back to talk about one of the first books to be created in Star Wars canon AND one of the few first person books written in the Star Wars universe, Heir to the Jedi. Will they enjoy the different take on Luke Skywalker or will they obsess over Jogan Fruit once again. I think we all know the answer to that......

SWNCBC: Episode 20 - Rogue One
Rogue One is finally here! Not only did we manage to watch it more than once, but watched it again right before recording. It was after midnight, but we needed to talk The Wars, so we decided to record at Alex's house into the wee hours of the morning. We have so many thoughts and opinions on this film and more importantly some interesting new feelings about Catalyst....


SWNCBC: Episode 19 - Rogue One Catalyst
Rogue One is just a a day or so away, so it's the perfect time to discuss the book that takes place just before it: Catalyst. What were Jyn's parents like? Who is Orson Krennic and how does he know Galen, Jyn's father? Who else is connected to their origin story?! All this and our thoughts on what this will add to the movie, if anything, in a new Star Wars Book Club!...

SWNCBC: Episode 18 - Tarkin
After much praise from Davis, the boys finally get to reading Star Wars: Tarkin. Is it as good as he says? This book looks deep into the back story of one of the Star Wars most interesting villains, Tarkin, and also offers a insights on several other characters they've become fascinated with over the past few episodes....

SWNCBC: Episode 17 - Clone Wars Season 3 Part 2
Season 3 of Clone Wars continues with a little less conversation and a little more action. The story really picks up and we finally get a deeper look into the mysteries of the force. Note: This is part 2 of the 2 part Clone Wars episodes....


SWNCBC: Episode 16 - Clone Wars Season 3 Part 1
The book club gathers together to talk about Season 3 of the Clone Wars, and in a shocking twist Davis and Alex almost switch opinions entirely on the series over the course of the discussion. But can Jesse lead them through the wild first 12 episodes of Season 3, without Davis bringing up Jogan fruit? Note: Season 3 discussion has been split into 2 episodes....

SWNCBC: Episode 15 - Shattered Empire and Vader 7-12
The boys are back, and this time covering the Star Wars comics "Shattered Empire" and "Vader" issues 7-12. What are our thoughts on the backstory of Poe Dameron's parents? What about the return of the amazing Dr. Aphra? All this and a whole bunch of joking around, in a brand new episode....

SWNCBC: Episode 14 - Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt
This episode we get in depth with the newest Star Wars aftermath book. Life Debt. A new villain appears, some much needed backstory is given on old characters, and our team of misfits finally comes together in a way we love. Shout out to Chuck Wendig for nailing this one, after we didn't too much care for the first. Lots of theories and "did you catch this?!" moments have sprung from this book and hopefully our discussion reflects that....


SWNCBC: Episode 13 - Movie Updates
This episode we take a look at some of the recently released news about Rogue One and Episode 8. There may be some spoilers in here, but since no one really knows anything, consider them just very good predictions....

SWNCBC: Episode 12 - Clone Wars Season 2
Jesse, Davis, and Alex return to talk season 2 of Clone Wars and more importantly if Alex is finally coming around to liking the series. We also note some of the more important and interesting threads developing in the new canon that connect to moments from the series....


SWNCBC: Episode 10 - Rogue One's New Info
Another large helping of Rogue One info has hit the internet, and the boys sit down to discuss all they can about the films newly released info. There are possible spoilers of course, BUT ALSO Jesse tells his now infamous meeting John Boyega story....

SWNCBC: Episode 9 - Bloodline
It might have taken awhile for the guys to all get back into the same room, but thankfully their return is for one of the biggest books to come out in the new canon thus far. How is life of Leia after the fall of the Empire? Is the job of a senator everything it's cracked up to be? Find out, in Bloodline!...

SWNCBC: Episode 8 - Clone Wars Season 1
After slogging their way through the good and the bad, season one of the Clone Wars (and that god awful movie) have been watched. The boys have opinions and actually found much more to love watching the series again from the start. Except for that time Jar Jar was a Jedi.......


SWNCBC: Episode 7 - Rogue One Trailer Discussion
Filmed after the boys saw the Rogue One trailer in theaters, and couldn't stop gushing about it for days. It was uploaded now, because there's a bet involved and someone is getting a steak today!...

SWNCBC - Episode 6: Vader 1-6 and Leia Comics
The boys have returned to discuss both the first arc of the Vader comics and Leia's entry into the one off portion of the franchise. Turns out there is a lot to love in both, but one thing they just couldn't wrap their minds around......

SWNCBC - Episode 5: Lost Stars
This episode the boys sit down to discuss the young adult novel Lost Stars. Clearly not the intended audience, all three have differing opinions on the book. Besides the love, romance, and doin it, what other nuggets can we find deep with in this story of Imperial cadets turned lovers?...


SWNCBC - Minisode 1
What starts as a minisode to address interesting facts, loose ends, and various bits learned about the new Star Wars canon since the movie, turns into pretty much a normal episode. Lots of cool facts, cut scenes, strange info, and crazy theories. The following images are mentioned in the episode: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/3QhCPva7tM0/maxresdefault.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/exvBXfd1Zsk/maxresdefault.jpg http://pop.h-cdn.co/assets/15/35/1440421787-rkksypg.jpg...

SWNCBC - Episode 4: Lando And SW 1 - 6 Comics
In this episode, the boys gather together to talk about the Lando 5 issue mini series comic as well at the first 6 issues of the Star Wars comic. Turns out the boys may have found their favorite new piece of fiction related to Star Wars!...

SWNCBC - Episode 3: Lords of the Sith
The boys return to talk about their newest pick, Lords of the Sith. Not only do they discover Alex hates what they've done to the Emperor, but Jesse finds he now LOVES the jedi lore. Davis digs Moff Mors, and they talk their way to discovering the real main character in the book. This, and all the nonsense you've gotten used to in the newest episode of the Book Club!...


SWNCBC - Episode 2: The Force Awakens
SPOILERS! The following the book clubs conversation about The Force Awakens. Not only do they break down characters, but also moments in the movie that connect to their first reviewed book, Aftermath. Of course, we have our theories on things too!...

SWNCBC - Episode I: Aftermath
The internet's Jesse Cox is joined by fellow Star Wars fans and friends Davis (Warp Zone) and Alex (The Dex) for a book club celebrating the new Star Wars lore. Our first book is the one all fans have been waiting for: Aftermath. We'll talk about its implications for the movie, what we thought of the first post-Episode VI novel, and some of our favorite parts. Warning: this podcast is for those who have read the book....