UNT POD: Star Wars Across the Generations

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UNT POD is a regularly occurring podcast that brings together members of the University of North Texas community to discuss hot topics and important trends, and share knowledge with listeners from all walks of life. Learn more about UNT, ranked a Tier One Research University by the Carnegie Classification, at unt.edu. and visit UNT POD to find us on your favorite podcast platform.

UNT POD Episode :

December 13, 2019

“Star Wars Across the Generations”

Written by: Scott Brown

In this episode of UNT POD, University of North Texas students and staff discuss their personal fandom, their first Star Wars memories and expectations for Episode IX, and industry experts discuss the staying power and cultural impact of the franchise over the last 40-plus years.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Star Wars fandom
  • Star Wars memories
  • The staying power of the franchise
  • The cultural impact of Star Wars
  • Expectations for Episode IX

Featured in this episode are:

  • Dr. Stephen Mandiberg, media arts lecturer
  • Dr. Jennifer Porst, media arts assistant professor
  • Mark Lanier, mechanical technician
  • Kevin Yanowski, catalog management librarian
  • Julian Mondress, sophomore and UNT Star Wars Club president
  • Jaena Ice, freshman and UNT Star Wars Club social media manager
  • Wesley Belisch, sophomore and UNT Star Wars Club member