Forrest Wickman explains Star Wars, and Mike spiels about Iowa caucuses.

Does Jar Jar Binks Have Kurosawa Roots?

Does Jar Jar Binks Have Kurosawa Roots?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 15 2015 7:25 PM

May the Pastiche Be With You

The multitudes of interwoven references in Star Wars films make them great art. 

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“There’s no place like the death star.”

Photo by JD Hancock

Listen to Episode 398 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, Slate’s Forrest Wickman explains the many layers that a casual visitor to the Star Wars universe might miss. He recently wrote the cover story “Star Wars Is a Postmodern Masterpiece” for Slate. For the Spiel, do the Iowa caucuses really matter?

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.