S5 Ep. 30: The Literature of Star Wars: Van Lathan Jr. on How American Life Shapes and Is Shaped by a Galaxy Far, Far Away


Jun 30 2022 • 1 hr 6 mins

Podcaster and writer Van Lathan Jr. joins Fiction/Non/Fiction host Whitney Terrell to talk about growing up a Star Wars fan and continuing to think and talk about the franchise as a co-host of The Ringer podcast. He discusses the enduring qualities of the universe, the continuing relevance of the characters, and how the story intersects with American politics and literature. He also talks about and reads from his new book, Fat, Crazy, and Tired: Tales from the Trenches of Transformation. To hear the full episode, subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. Check out video versions of our interviews on the Fiction/Non/Fiction Instagram account, the Fiction/Non/Fiction YouTube Channel, and our show website: https://www.fnfpodcast.net/. This podcast is produced by Anne Kniggendorf. Selected Readings: Van Lathan Jr. ●    Fat, Crazy, and Tired: Tales From the Trenches of Transformation ●    The Midnight Boys ●    Higher Learning ●    The Ringer ●    The Red Pill ●    Two Distant Strangers ●    Hip Hop Homicides   Others: ●    George Lucas ●    Kathleen Kennedy ●    Deborah Chow ●    Octavia Butler ●    Starwars.com ●    Superman ●    Buzz Lightyear   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices