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Aggressive Negotiations: A Star Wars Podcast

Home to the Parsec Award winning, Star Wars podcast, that ponders the deep meanings and intricate workings of the Saga. Taking a look at the franchise in a more esoteric way than you’re used to; it’s nothing but pure Star Wars goodness.

The Playlist

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Aggressive Negotiations #226: “The Mandalorian” Commentary

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they review episodes of The Mandalorian

Aggressive Negotiations #225: Skywalker, By Any Other Name

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they ask what’s in a name?

Aggressive Negotiations #224: Power Dynamics

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they weave their way through the internal bureaucracies of the Galactic Empire and examine what made the system so dysfunctional

Aggressive Negotiations #223: Decision Points

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss The Last Jedi plot ideas

Aggressive Negotiations #222: Mandalorian Keys to Success

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they explore The Mandalorian through the lens of what elements explain its tremendous commercial and critical success

Aggressive Negotiations #221: Shadow Score

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they revisit the score to the 1990s Star Wars thought experiment, Shadows of the Empire

Aggressive Negotiations #220: What If…Anakin Surrendered?

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they re-enter the What If arena and ponder how Star Wars history changes if, in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Anakin decided to surrender to Obi-Wan

Aggressive Negotiations #219: Canon Fodder

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they have the deep dive discussion they’ve been waiting to have for years, focused exclusively on the book publishing empire of Star Wars

Aggressive Negotiations #218: Imperial Cannon Fodder

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the most famous foot-soldiers across the stars, Imperial Stormtroopers

Aggressive Negotiations #217: The Solo Blueprint

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they explore what makes Solo work so well as a world-building film

Aggressive Negotiations #216: AN

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they delve into a curious question: What if Owen and Beru hadn’t been killed?

Aggressive Negotiations #215: Book Club: The Ties That Bind

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they return to the Legends era of books with a look at the 13th book in the Jedi Apprentice series, “The Ties That Bind.”

Aggressive Negotiations #214: Filling in the Sequels

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they field a question from the email inbox about whether a new Expanded Universe of official stories could rehab some fans’ opinions of the sequel trilogy

Aggressive Negotiations #213: Musings at Forty

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss The Empire Strikes Back

Aggressive Negotiations #212: The Life and Times of Rex

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss Captain Rex

Aggressive Negotiations #211: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir

Aggressive Negotiations #210: Behind JJ’s Scenes

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they examine the extras on The Rise of Skywalker home release

Aggressive Negotiations #209: Correlation and Causation

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they examine the similarities and themes in the first two arcs of the seventh season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Aggressive Negotiations #208: Can’t Keep a Palpatine Down

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they debate the finer points of the surprisingly-eternal Sheev Palpatine

Aggressive Negotiations #207: The Rise of the Soundtrack

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the score to The Rise of Skywalker

Aggressive Negotiations #206: Star Wars “Dominoes”

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they rewatch of Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, John and Matt have a discussion about the impact if Dooku had been killed or captured on Geonosis

Aggressive Negotiations #205: Star Wars Catharsis

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they explore the cathartic moments from the saga that speak most strongly to them, and ask you: Where do you find catharsis in Star Wars?

Aggressive Negotiations #204: The Anakin Conundrum

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the recent episode of The Clone Wars: that Obi-Wan knew about Anakin and Padme’s secret relationship

Aggressive Negotiations #200: Maul, Mandalore and Milestones

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the 4 episode arc with Darth Maul from Clone Wars

Aggressive Negotiations #199: Skipping Death Stars

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they debate hyperspace rules

Aggressive Negotiations #198: The Rise of Ghosts

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they try to puzzle through all the possibilities and problems presented by the presence of Jedi voices at the end of Episode IX

Aggressive Negotiations #197: Book Club: The Evil Experiment

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they return to the Jedi Apprentice series with a look at Book 12, again authored by Jude Watson, The Evil Experiment

Aggressive Negotiations #196: Parallels

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the parallels between Anakin and Obi-Wan

Aggressive Negotiations #195: The Nature of Evil

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they further discuss the themes from TROS

Aggressive Negotiations #194: Two That are One

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they look at the idea of Rey and Ben being a Dyad, a group of two, connected inextricably through the Force

Aggressive Negotiations #193: Book Club: The Deadly Hunter

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they look at Book 11 in the Jedi Apprentice series, The Deadly Hunter.

Aggressive Negotiations #192: Skywalker Risen

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they review The Rise of Skywalker

Aggressive Negotiations #191: Smuggler’s Fun

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they revisit Solo

Aggressive Negotiations #190: Padme’s Light

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they explore the importance of Padme on the entire saga

Aggressive Negotiations #189: The Age of the Mandalorian

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they explore the intricate world building of the Mandalorians

Aggressive Negotiations #188: Thanksgungan 2019

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they give thanks for everything we’ve loved about Star Wars - and Star Wars fandom - for the year

Aggressive Negotiations #187: Fan Balance in Star Wars

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they explore the more positive aspects of the term, and exactly what “fan service" might mean in the context of a long-running franchise

Aggressive Negotiations #186: Visions of the Future

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they ponder what the future holds for that cherished galaxy far, far away, and what new surprises are in store

Aggressive Negotiations #185: Introducing Star Wars

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they ponder the question, after decades of material and fandom, “How would you introduce Star Wars to someone who’s never seen it before?”

Aggressive Negotiations #184: Vader’s Soul(e)

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the Fortress Vader arc that closed out Charles Soule’s time with the Dark Lord

Aggressive Negotiations #183: Faith of the Force

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they explore the role of faith in the destiny of the Star Wars galaxy

Aggressive Negotiations #182: Power of the Force

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the excitement leading up to The Rise of Skywalker

Aggressive Negotiations #181: Henry Gilroy: The Ryloth Arc

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the final arc of the first season of The Clone War

Aggressive Negotiations #180: Nic Anastassiou: The Yoda Arc

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they are joined by a special guest Nic Anastassiou, veteran editor on The Clone Wars series

Aggressive Negotiations #179: The Last Jedi, Revisited

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they revisit The Last Jedi

Aggressive Negotiations #178: Ahead of the Curve

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the framework of the franchise

Aggressive Negotiations #177: Rey of Darkness, Rey of Light

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the latest revealed footage from Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Aggressive Negotiations #176: Book Club: The Shattered Peace

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss The Shattered Peace from the Jedi Apprentice series

Aggressive Negotiations #175: All About the Aliens

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they shine a light on what the aliens in the saga have said about humanity and to humanity

Aggressive Negotiations #174: The Possession Question

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss possible avenues of story for the end of the Skywalker Saga

Aggressive Negotiations #173: The Unknown Regions

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they explore the Unknown Regions

Aggressive Negotiations #172: Who’s Your Master?

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they debate the role of the Master in Jedi formation

Aggressive Negotiations #171: Attack of the Surprises

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they revisit Attack of the Clones

Aggressive Negotiations #170: Time and Space in Star Wars

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they explore what time, space, and experience mean for a galaxy far, far away

Aggressive Negotiations #169: Last Jedi Score

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the Star Wars scores on the journey to The Rise of Skywalker

Aggressive Negotiations #168: #Bendemption

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss episode ix rumours

Aggressive Negotiations #167: Galactic Rock

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the soundscape of a galaxy far, far away

Aggressive Negotiations #166: Book Club: The Fight for Truth

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they chat about Jedi Apprentice Book 9 by Jude Watson

Aggressive Negotiations #165: Holo Transmissions

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they chat about Star Wars questions and observations having to do with Rey, lineage, Skywalkers, titles, and a few surprising twists and turns

Aggressive Negotiations #164: The Phantom Menace Commentary

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they release The Phantom Menace commentary celebrating 20 years

Aggressive Negotiations #163: The Jedi Council

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they chat about Episode 1 world building

Aggressive Negotiations #162: Paul Duncan: The Star Wars Archives 1977-1983

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they talk to Paul Duncan, author of The Star Wars Archives.

Aggressive Negotiations #161: Galaxy’s Eats

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss drinks at Galaxy's Edge!

Aggressive Negotiations #160: Celebrating Celebration

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they recap Celebration Chicago

Aggressive Negotiations #159: New Republic’s End

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the connection between the Original and Sequel Trilogies

Aggressive Negotiations #158: The Sound of an Awakening

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss The Force Awakens music score

Aggressive Negotiations #157: Mother of the Force

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss Shmi

Aggressive Negotiations #156: A Pod and a Prayer

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss podracing

Aggressive Negotiations #155: Rogue One Wars

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss Rogue One

Aggressive Negotiations #154: #RebelsRemembered

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the legacy of Rebels

Aggressive Negotiations #153: Force Vision Casting

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss future directions of Star Wars

Aggressive Negotiations #152: Book Club: the Day of Reckoning

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss a classic Jedi Apprentice novel

Aggressive Negotiations #151: Star Wars Monster Mash

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the many monsters of the mythology

Aggressive Negotiations #150: Stover’s Revenge

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they review Matthew Stover's Revenge of the Sith novelisation

Aggressive Negotiations #149: A Certain Point of View

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss what "a certain point of view" means

Aggressive Negotiations #148: Phantom Menace Surprises

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they look back at The Phantom Menace

Aggressive Negotiations #147: Reawakening the Force

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the impact of Episode IX

Aggressive Negotiations #146: Back to Jakku

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss revisiting Jakku

Aggressive Negotiations #145: The Gift of Star Wars

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss holiday gifts

Aggressive Negotiations #144: The Captured Temple

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the Jedi Apprentice series

Aggressive Negotiations #143: Return of the Music

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the music of Return of the Jedi.

Aggressive Negotiations #142: Tarkin Infinities

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss Grand Moff Tarkin

Aggressive Negotiations #141: The Mighty Chewbacca

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss all that's Chewbacca

Aggressive Negotiations #140: Thanksgungan 2018

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss all that's best in the fandom

Aggressive Negotiations #139: Plumbing Palpatine

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss Palpatine

Aggressive Negotiations #138: Darth Vader – Legacy’s End

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss Marvel Darth Vader comics

Aggressive Negotiations #137: Empire of Music

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the importance of John Williams

Aggressive Negotiations #136: Bringing the Force Together

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss possible Episode IX directions

Aggressive Negotiations #135: Passing the Baton

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the role of Poe Dameron

Aggressive Negotiations #134: The Question of Sentience

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they AI in Star Wars

Aggressive Negotiations #133: Extra Solo

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the Solo bonus content

Aggressive Negotiations #132: Book Club: The Uncertain Path

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss Jedi Apprentice YA Novels

Aggressive Negotiations #131: Always in Motion

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss Empire Strikes Back themes

Aggressive Negotiations #130: World Between Worlds and Sith

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss Rebels ideas and Sith

Aggressive Negotiations #129: Dragon Con: The Clone Wars Tenth Anniversary Panel

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they broadcast The Clone Wars panel from Dragon Con 2018

Aggressive Negotiations #128: Bounty Hunters

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they talk Bounty Hunters

Aggressive Negotiations #127: The Soundtrack of Solo

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they discuss the music of Solo

Aggressive Negotiations #126: The Clone Wars Commentary

Join the Aggressive Negotiators as they celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Clone Wars

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