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Tarkin's Top Shelf

Becca Benjamin & Mark Sutter
TV & Film

A Star Wars literary podcast that strives to deliver an educational and yet, entertaining analysis and outlook, pertaining to the new canonical novels/YA books from the galaxy far, far away. In other words, Becca and Mark are your guardians to the Whills and your librarians to the long-lost Jedi Archives.


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Latest Episodes

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes Amy Richau and Dan Zehr to the show! In this episode, your hosts sit down with the authors from Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia to discuss the shared creative process behind the scenes, favorite characters, and new chara... more

3 days ago

Tarkin's Top Shelf reviews all things Boba Fett! First, your hosts review STAR WARS: BE MORE BOBA FETT by Joseph Jay Franco and DK Publishing, and then they go over the first two chapters from the newest live-action series on Disney Plus, The Book of... more

9 days ago

Tarkin's Top Shelf Reviews Star Wars: The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray. In this episode, Mark and Becca review the latest installment of The High Republic era, The Fallen Star. Your hosts discuss world-building, character growth, an... more

15 days ago


4.5 out of 5 stars from 74 ratings
  • It's always an amazing hour or so to listen to Becca and Mark give their unique perspective on Star Wars. There are LOTS of shows out there that talk about the films and the shows, and may even throw in some book conversation. But if you want a show that centers on the sacred texts and brings insight from those stories into the broader Star Wars conversation, this is your show!

    7 months ago
  • Awesome podcast!!

    Best Star Wars podcast I have ever listened to!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States10 months ago
  • Got me back to reading!

    During lockdown, I stumbled across the Phasma book and, after finishing, wanted to hear what other people thought about it. I found Tarkin’s Top Shelf and I’ve been listening to them for weeks now! Becca and Mark are great hosts. I really appreciate how they speak on how it’s okay to have different opinions to other Star Wars fan. I especially look forward to going back and listening to older podcasts after reading the respective novel. Keep it up you two!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdoma year ago
  • One of the most thoughtful Star Wars shows out there!

    Here’s what I love about Becca & Mark: They understand that Star Wars is a tapestry of ideas. It’s a journey of themes and choices. And they’re not afraid to dig deep! They are so incredibly kind and fun and thoughtful. This is the kind of show that I’d gladly show anyone that wants to get into the deeper canon & lore, but while maintaining the openness and joy that makes Star Wars what it is in the first place. It’s a fun, open minded pod that considers the greater picture and everyone should c... more

    Apple Podcasts
    Alden Diaz
    United Statesa year ago
  • Tarkin's Top Shelf is a top shelf show. Indeed.

    I normally refrain from reviewing my own work, but today I'm making an exception as I'm not really reviewing myself as I am my co-host, Mark Sutter. That said, I'd like to thank him for sticking with me through these past 4-5 years, and for the whole duration of the Sequel Trilogy. It's been quite the journey and we, as a team, have come a long way since The Force Awakens. So, without further ado, thanks, Mark for making the time to talk Star Wars with me and for editing every single show to mak... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago

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