Politics is episode 19 and the seventh part of the Attack of the Podcast miniseries, about the film Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. Posted 10 August 2015.
Seven episodes in and co-hosts David and Griffin are fading. This week -- while attempting to discuss Senator Palpatine’s rise to power as Darth Sidious (the titular Phantom Menace), Count Dooku pulling strings for the separatists, and just exactly what the Galactic Senate does for the universe -- they hit a major detour: Griffin reads from his awful grade-school paper about racism, including a rant about the movie Beauty Shop.
Is the Galactic Senate like the United Nations? Or more like NATO? Why did Griffin think Amos ’n’ Andy had funny jokes? How does one eat a takeout Gray's Papaya hot dog without a bun?
Don’t expect any answers!
In a later mailbag episode in 2017, David reminisced about their "year of Star Wars" with the Phantom Menace, and it was implied that this episode topic was chosen last-minute because the co-hosts just felt like they had nothing. Kind of amazing, in that light, that the episode had anything entertaining at all. Thank goodness for the competitive advantage of #TheTwoFriends, I guess.
Milestones and Ephemera
- Abandoned Ben Hosley nickname: Prodoery Ben
- "Back in Blackface (Or, Can You Minstrel Show Me the Way to Racism Street)" by Griffin Newman: Ungraded
- This episode is dedicated to John Sims.