A Complicated Profession

Bounty hunting, not unlike podcasting, is A Complicated Profession. Your Star Wars pals Dan, Tony, and Kat are here to discuss all the new television series from a galaxy far, far away.

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    November 20, 2022
    53 Andor S1E11: “Daughter of Ferrix”

    In the penultimate episode of Andor’s first season, everybody decides to go to Ferrix. Your Star Wars pals Dan, Kat, and Tony discuss Cassian making good decisions, a very Star Wars-y space battle, and whether Luthen is more than he seems.

    Andor, Season 1, Episode 11

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    November 12, 2022
    52 Andor S1E10: “One Way Out”

    If you were wondering when Andor would hit the gas pedal, buckle in. Your Star Wars pals Dan, Kat, and Tony break down the latest episode: Is Cassian stepping up to leadership? Will Mon Mother consider an indecent proposal? And what drives Luthen Rael? Just two episodes left to go!

    Andor, Season 1, Episode 10

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    November 6, 2022
    51 Andor S1E9: “Nobody’s Listening!”

    Well, we hope you’re listening to this week’s episode as your Star Wars pals Dan, Kat, and Tony break down the latest episode of Andor. Did Meero turn a corner? What happened on level 2? And what is up with Syril Karn?

    Andor, Season 1, Episode 9

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    October 29, 2022
    50 Andor S1E8: “Narkina 5”

    Cassian lands in prison in this week’s episode of Andor and your Star Wars pals Dan, Kat, and a triumphantly returned Tony delve into the Empire’s dehumanizing tactics, Luthen and Saw’s banter, and of course, squigs.

    Andor, Season 1, Episode 8

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    October 23, 2022
    49 Andor S1E7: “Announcement”

    In the aftermath of the Aldahani heist, the Empire is buckling down on this week’s episode of Andor. Your Star Wars pals Dan and Kat talk about how you can’t run away from trouble, what the Rebellion has in store for Cassian, and Syril Karn’s favorite cereal.

    Andor, Season 1, Episode 7

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    October 17, 2022
    48 Andor S1E6: “The Eye”

    It’s high time for a heist on this week’s episode of Andor and your Star Wars pals Dan and Kat are here to break it all down: the tension, the casualties, and the little details that add color to the world.

    Andor, Season 1, Episode 6

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    October 8, 2022
    47 Andor S1E5: “The Axe Forgets”

    The slow burn continues on this week’s Andor as tension builds ahead of the operation. We discuss the show’s understated style, shooting on location, and, of course, the pettiness of Imperial bureaucracy.

    Andor, Season 1, Episode 5

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    October 1, 2022
    46 Andor S1E4: “Aldhani”

    Cassian is drawn into the cause in the latest episode of Andor and we discuss what makes him such an attractive recruit, what’s up with Luthen’s closet, and why Imperial bureaucracy is such a delight.

    Andor, Season 1, Episode 4

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    September 25, 2022
    45 Andor S1E1-3

    A new Star Wars TV show means the return of your faithful Star Wars pals. Dan, Tony, and Kat discuss the first three episodes of Andor: why is Cassian such a mooch? Is it a bad sign that you tailor your own uniform? Is this the first Star Wars show with a calendar?

    Andor, Episodes 1-3

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    June 25, 2022 Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode 6
    44 Obi-Wan Kenobi E6

    As Obi-Wan Kenobi draws to a close, your Star Wars pals Dan, Tony, and Kat discuss what to take away from the show. Why can’t Obi-Wan and Vader leave each other alone? Does it provide a satisfying conclusion? And which characters do we want to see more from? Plus, we address several pieces of listener mail.

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode 6

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    June 17, 2022 Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode 5
    43 Obi-Wan Kenobi E5

    With the penultimate installment of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the books, your Star Wars pals Dan, Tony, and Kat assess intermittent flashbacks, muddled blocking, expected and unexpected betrayals, and the effective arc of Obi-Wan. Plus, we speculate about where it all ends while listener mail has us confront the strategy of inevitable remakes.

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode 5

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    June 10, 2022 Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode 4
    42 Obi-Wan Kenobi E4

    If this week’s episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi felt a little like a video game, there’s a reason for that. Your Star Wars pals Dan, Tony, and Kat are back to discuss Imperial architecture, poor security protocols, and the economics of stormtrooper armor. Plus, we cover a slew of listener mail!

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode 4

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    June 3, 2022 Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode 3
    41 Obi-Wan Kenobi E3

    Obi-Wan’s having a rough time of it in this week’s episode. Your Star Wars friends Dan, Tony, and Kat discuss an unlikely transport driver, Obi-Wan’s trauma, and why you really shouldn’t be gunning for Grand Inquisitor. We also answer some listener mail!

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode 3

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    May 30, 2022 Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episodes 1 & 2
    40 Obi-Wan Kenobi E1-2

    A new Disney+ Star Wars show means a return for your favorite Star Wars podcast, and Dan, Tony, and Kat are back to discuss Ewan McGregor’s return to his Jedi robes in Obi-Wan Kenobi. We see how our predictions play out, get some welcome twists, and discuss the dreariness of day jobs and commuting.

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episodes 1-2

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    February 9, 2022 The Book of Boba Fett, Season 1, Episode 7
    39 The Book of Boba Fett S1E7: “In the Name of Honor”

    It all ends up here: in four battle scenes strung together. It’s the season (or series?) finale of The Book of Boba Fett and Dan, Tony, and Kat break it down. We get a whole lot of stuff here, including a Western, a war movie, and a…kaiju battle? Then we spin some conspiracy theories about what second season might look like.

    The Book of Boba Fett, Episode 7

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    February 2, 2022 The Book of Boba Fett, Season 1, Episode 6
    38 The Book of Boba Fett S1E6: “From the Desert Comes a Stranger”

    Meanwhile, two shows over… We’re back to cover the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett…or is it The Mandalorian…or is it Jedi Academy? Also, Boba Fett technically makes an appearance. We’ve got a lot of questions this week, and not all of them are going to get answered.

    The Book of Boba Fett, Episode 6

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    January 27, 2022 The Book of Boba Fett, Season 1, Episode 5
    37 The Book of Boba Fett S1E5: “Return of the Mandalorian”

    I heard you liked Mandalorian bounty hunter shows, so I put a Mandalorian bounty hunter show in your Mandalorian bounty hunter show. It’s episode five of The Book of Boba Fett—or is it The Mandalorian?—and we discuss putting weapons in your checked baggage, whether or not this is the way, and the surprising return of a certain interjection.

    The Book of Boba Fett, Episode 5

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    January 19, 2022 The Book of Boba Fett, Season 1, Episode 4
    36 The Book of Boba Fett S1E4: “The Gathering Storm”

    Our flashbacks wrap up in this week’s episode of The Book of Boba Fett, and your Star Wars pals convene to discuss Boba’s finally unveiled motivations, the soul of a Wookiee, and whether this show has a code.

    The Book of Boba Fett, Episode 4

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    January 13, 2022 The Book of Boba Fett, Season 1, Episode 3
    35 The Book of Boba Fett S1E3: “The Streets of Mos Espa”

    Sometimes a man just wants to ride his rancor in peace. We’re back to discuss episode three of the Book of Boba Fett, and continuing to wonder why the galaxy’s best bounty hunter wants this job, explore the economics of Tatooine, and figure out who exactly the villain is.

    The Book of Boba Fett, Episode 3

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    January 5, 2022 The Book of Boba Fett, Season 1, Episode 2
    34 The Book of Boba Fett S1E2: “The Tribes of Tatooine”

    We delve deeper into Boba’s history this week, learning about his time among the Tuskans robbing space trains and having lizard-induced hallucinations. But in the present, Boba’s motivations are still murky and he’s continuing to not do great as a would-be crime lord.

    The Book of Boba Fett, Episode 2

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    December 29, 2021 The Book of Boba Fett, Season 1, Episode 1
    33 The Book of Boba Fett S1E1: “Stranger in a Strange Land”

    The galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter is making a career change and we’ve assembled a crack panel of experts to break it down. We discuss whether Boba Fett really wants to be a manger, whether he’s any good at being a crime lord, and if he’s actually cool. Plus, the Jawa-centric show we never got.

    The Book of Boba Fett, Episode 1

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    August 15, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E16: “Kamino Lost”
    32 The Bad Batch S1E16: “Kamino Lost”

    It’s the end of Kamino and the end of season one of The Bad Batch! Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar wrap up this final installment, discussing how much agency clones actually have, Crosshair’s relationship with the rest of his squad, and a visit to Conspiracy Corner for what season two may bring.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 16

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    August 8, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E15: “Return to Kamino”
    31 The Bad Batch S1E15: “Return to Kamino”

    Everything’s about to go down on Kamino in the penultimate installment of The Bad Batch’s inaugural season. Your friendly neighborhood Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar are here to break it down, discussing Crosshair’s bad plan, the Bad Batch’s worse plan, and what to do with an obsolete clone army.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 15

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    August 2, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E14: “War-Mantle”
    30 The Bad Batch S1E14: “War-Mantle”

    This week, the Bad Batch meet their replacements. Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar break down the latest episode, discussing the influences of the original trilogy, the longevity of clones in Imperial service, and when to stun.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 14

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    July 25, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E13: “Infested”
    29 The Bad Batch S1E13: “Infested”

    It’s a sort of heist in this week’s episode of The Bad Batch. Your Star Wars pals Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar discuss confusing geography, missed beats, and when your crime lords are too normal.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 13

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    July 18, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E12: “Rescue on Ryloth”
    28 The Bad Batch S1E12: “Rescue on Ryloth”

    And now, the thrilling conclusion! This week’s episode of The Bad Batch picks up hot on the heels of last week’s, and your Star Wars pals Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar are here to discuss the Bad Batch’s evolving motivations, Omega’s strategic prowess, and how exactly the clones’ programming works (or doesn’t).

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 12

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    July 12, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E11: “Devil’s Deal”
    27 The Bad Batch S1E11: “Devil’s Deal”

    What do you call a planted pilot for a show that already exists? The latest episode of The Bad Batch, apparently. Your Star Wars pals Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar take a close look at Ryloth this week, discussing attempted assassinations, cameos by your lead characters, and the nature of Dave Filoni’s subsection of the Star Wars universe.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 11

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    July 4, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E10: “Common Ground”
    26 The Bad Batch S1E10: “Common Ground”

    Separatists, they’re not so different from us! In the latest episode, the Bad Batch take on a rescue mission that raises some questions—without really answering them. Your Star Wars pals Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar discuss why stunning is in this season, all of our loose plot threads, and what exactly Omega’s strategy superpower means.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 10

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    June 27, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E9: “Bounty Lost”
    25 The Bad Batch S1E9: “Bounty Lost”

    Omega finds herself caught between two bounty hunters this week, with the Bad Batch largely out of the picture. Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar recap the episode, with a jaunt to Clone Corner, discussions of the bounty hunter code, and a new Kaminoan that you should get very attached to.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 9

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    June 20, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E8: “Reunion”
    24 The Bad Batch S1E8: “Reunion”

    This week, the Bad Batch find themselves in a (scrap)heap of trouble, and your Star Wars pals Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar are here to break it down. Metaphorically. We discuss wearing out your welcome, garbage planets, and…Westerns?

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 8

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    June 14, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E7: “Battle Scars”
    23 The Bad Batch S1E7: “Battle Scars”

    A fan favorite returns on this week’s episode of The Bad Batch, and your Star Wars pals Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar discuss corporate synergy, tying up plot threads, and the amazing backstory of space rats.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 7

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    June 6, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E6: “Decommissioned”
    22 The Bad Batch S1E6: “Decommissioned”

    This week, the Bad Batch runs into some old friends—and possibly some new ones? Your Star Wars pals Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar recap the latest episode of The Bad Batch and discuss the larger galactic conflict on the way, some fast-moving changes, and Omega’s status on the team.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 6

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    May 30, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E5: “Rampage”
    21 The Bad Batch S1E5: “Rampage”

    If you’re going to take on a squad of special forces clones, be sure to bring a dragon. That’s the moral of this week’s episode of The Bad Batch, which your Star Wars pals Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar recap on our latest installment. We discuss a creature cameo, representing civilizations, and curating the expanded universe.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 5

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    May 23, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E4: “Cornered”
    20 The Bad Batch S1E4: “Cornered”

    This week, a familiar bounty hunter is on the team’s trail. Your Star Wars pals Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar recap the latest episode of The Bad Batch, including how many times you can pretend your friend is a droid, bribery as a social skill, and the Star Wars settings where we feel most at home.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 4

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    May 16, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E3: “Replacements”
    19 The Bad Batch S1E3: “Replacements”

    It’s a dark week for The Bad Batch, though that could mainly be the lighting. Your Star Wars pals Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar are here to discuss the latest episode, including whether a headache can be foreshadowing, surprisingly compelling sub-plots, and the ecology of a deserted moon.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 3

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    May 9, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E2: “Cut and Run”
    18 The Bad Batch S1E2: “Cut and Run”

    Where do a bunch of wanted clones go? To another wanted clone, of course. Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar return to cover the second episode of The Bad Batch and discuss whether you should drag a child along when your lives are constantly in danger, the rapid ascent of authoritarianism, and if there are, in fact, more than seven people in this universe.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 2

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    May 4, 2021 The Bad Batch S1E1: “Aftermath”
    17 The Bad Batch S1E1: “Aftermath”

    A Complicated Profession returns to cover the latest Star Wars television series, The Bad Batch. Dan Moren is joined by co-host Tony Sindelar to discuss the show’s connections to The Clone Wars, the untrodden ground of this period in Star Wars history, and where this series may take us.

    The Bad Batch, Season 1, Episode 1

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    April 27, 2021 New episodes, May 4th!
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    A Complicated Profession is expanding to cover all your favorite Star Wars shows from a galaxy far, far away. Join us for new episodes, starting May 4th!