As the latest movie in the four-decade-old Star Wars saga continues to the fill theaters with old and new fans alike, The Modern Dads Podcast focuses on the role fatherhood and parenting plays in George Lucas’ space opera.
This special discussion is led by two of our more pop-culture oriented NYC Dads Group members. Chad D. MacDonald, who recently penned his own epic on the subject of dads and Star Wars for our NYC blog, and Lorne Jaffe analyze the fathers of Star Wars through eight movies, including the new Rogue One film. They dig deep into the decisions various fathers and father figures make and the evolution of dads through the decades, and look at different characters and scenarios in which abandonment by the father comes up again and again.
MacDonald, who says he once stopped a crime in a superhero suit, has stories appear on SpoiledNYC.com, QuietMike.org, BleedingYankeeBlue.com and many other awesome sites. Jaffe is an at-home dad who resides in Queens, N.Y., and aspiring to be a professional writer. His blog is Raising Sienna.
The Parents’ Phrase Book author and City Dads Group columnist Whit Honea joins at the end of the show to talk about how Star Wars informs his own parenting.