Lattes with Leia Show #13: Remembering Carrie Fisher (245)

 

We did it! The thirteenth episode of Lattes with Leia marks our year anniversary. After discussing what we’re most excited about related to Star Wars at the moment – the Star Wars Day at Sea Disney Cruise and runDisney’s Star Wars half – we talk about Carrie Fisher. We cover her role as Princess Leia, her work raising awareness for mental issues, her writing, and her legacy.

This one’s for you, Carrie.

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Lattes with Leia Show #12: Going Rogue (234)

It’s time for the twelfth episode of Lattes with Leia. After discussing what we’re most excited about related to Star Wars right now – The Rogue One Visual Guide, a chronological Clone Wars rewatch, and The Princess Diarist – Andrea and I discuss our general thoughts on Rogue One, the characters we most liked in the movie, and how Rogue One affected our views of the Rebel Alliance.

The news about Carrie Fisher’s passing came after we recorded this month’s episode. We are our sorry to lose such an amazing person and heroine, and our hearts go out to her family, friends, and loved ones.

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Lattes with Leia Show #11: Giving Thanks (227)

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The eleventh episode of Lattes with Leia is here. Since the episode is dropping around another holiday, Thanksgiving this time, Andrea and Amy discuss what they’re thankful for in Star Wars. They also touch on how gratitude can have a positive impact, self-care, and finally, some Star Wars holiday gift ideas! Listen and share what you’re thankful for and why.

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Lattes with Leia Show #9: We Choose Anakin (213)

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It’s time for the ninth episode of Lattes with Leia! Huzzah! This time Amy and Drea dive into a discussion about Anakin Skywalker, his role as the Chosen One, the balance of the Force, and whether Darth Vader was redeemed. Whew. Listen and then share your thoughts on the subject with us.

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Lattes with Leia Show #8: The Best Episode (207)

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It’s here! The eighth episode of Lattes with Leia! Amy and Drea are reunited at last. Before we jump into this month’s topic, we spend time catching up on each other’s highlights from Celebration Europe and San Diego Comic-Con and talk about the latest Star Wars things we’re obsessed with (yes, there are some links below – the dress Drea mentions is sadly sold out, though). Then, we go on to discuss superlatives in Star Wars — the best Jedi, the best Sith, the best friend, etc. Listen and then share your bests with us.

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Lattes with Leia Show #7: Celebration Europe Team-Up (201)

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It’s time for the seventh episode of Lattes with Leia! This time around it’s a special edition. Lattes with Leia teamed up with Full of Sith at Celebration Europe live! This installment is hosted by Amy Ratcliffe and Bryan Young. We discuss positivity in fandom and what that means for us.

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Lattes with Leia Show #6: Debate This (196)

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The sixth episode of Lattes with Leia is here! Pour a cup of your beverage of choice and join us — Amy Ratcliffe and Dr. Andrea Letamendi — as we take a trip to the galaxy far, far away. As usual, we discuss what things we’re currently obsessed with in the Star Wars universe, and then we get argumentative. Not really. But we do discuss topics fans love to debate, such as midi-chlorians, prequels, and more!

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Home is Where You Hang Your Armor – The Concept of Home for Those Who Have Served in the Armed Forces

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Somewhere in Iraq during the 2003 invasion

Lattes with Leia Show #4: Going Home discussed the concept of “home” in Star Wars. One of Andrea and Amy’s topics was how characters viewed different locations or ships as home. They also talked about the millions of Imperials stationed aboard the two Death Stars at the times of their destruction. The two hosts asked if people who are currently serving, or veterans of, the (real world) military thought of their bases or places of duty as home. As a veteran of active duty and a currently-serving Reservist myself, I’m eager to share my thoughts on the matter. I am limiting the scope of my post to “home” while deployed to a combat zone.

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Lattes with Leia Show #4: Going Home (186)

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The fourth episode of Lattes with Leia is here! Pour a cup of your beverage of choice and join us — Amy Ratcliffe and Dr. Andrea Letamendi — as we take a trip to the galaxy far, far away. After we talk about what we’re currently obsessed with in the Star Wars universe, we discuss the concept of home. What does it mean, how does it affect identity, ships as home, where we’d like to live in the galaxy – you get the idea.

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Lattes with Leia Show #3: Droids, Please (176)

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The third episode of Lattes with Leia is here! Pour a cup of your beverage of choice and join us — Amy Ratcliffe and Dr. Andrea Letamendi — as we take a trip to the galaxy far, far away. After we talk about our current Star Wars obsessions, we discuss all things droids. We talk about our favorite droids, their role in the galaxy, whether they feel pain, gender assignments, and more.

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