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Ep 30 - The Mandalorian S3: Excommunication and Return

Join us as we delve into season three of Disney's The Mandalorian and Din Djarin's quest to be redeemed from his apostacy. Jacob Hess and Jared Esselman join us to discuss the latest and most religious season of the Star Wars spin-off show. We start with the overall unsatisfying religious arc of Star Wars up to this point and how this season turned that around by using a Jewish template for the Mandalorian culture. The show is a great example of how members of the same religious tradition with different practices and beliefs can get along. And Jared shares with us the story of his excommunication and rebaptism into the church and how Din Djarin's journey paralleled his experience.

Our Ratings: Content: Celestial Artistic Merit: 4 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 5 apricots

Best Books:

Liz - Lent by Jo Walton

Carl - Vengeance is Mine: The Mountain Meadows Massacre and Its Aftermath by Richard E Turley and Barbara Jones Brown; Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Ronald W Walker, Richard E Turley, and Glen M Leonard; Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning

Jacob - The Andy Griffith Show

Jared - Ted Lasso (Apple+)


Deseret News: Jacob's article on season 3 of the Mandalorian

Religion Unplugged: Is This The Way? 'The Mandalorian' Questions Religious Tradition

Slash Flim: The Mandalorian Season 3's Stone Tablet Text Appears To Reference The Bible

Jewish Perspectives on season 3: Is ‘The Mandalorian’ Lowkey Jewish?

Jewish Parallels Guide The Mandalorian

As We Reflect on Passover, Let’s Recognize That the Mandalorians are Space Jews

The Mandalorthodox

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt

Comedy skit with Din Djarin trying on different religions - LDS section at about the 5 min mark

Mandalorian CTR ring!

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Carl - Twitter: @CarlCranney

Jared -;; Twitter: @FlyUtah; IG: @fly_utah

Jacob - Deseret News; Public Square Magazine

Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Liz Busby

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