It’s December, which means Star Wars season is in full swing. Ever since Rey, Finn, and BB-8 swept the box office two years ago -- making The Force Awakens the highest-grossing domestic release of all time -- Lucasfilm has had no problem dressing the franchise with tinsel, making the release of new Star Wars films a full-blown holiday tradition. As we gear up for The Last Jedi -- which arrives in theaters December 15 -- it’s hard not to have lightsabers, X-wings, droids, and porgs on the mind.
If you’re looking for total fandom immersion in the days leading up to The Last Jedi, we recommend these eight Star Wars podcasts to get you there. Each choice is a diverse window into the galaxy far, far away, some tackling specific corners of the world -- from books to music to TV -- and others going all-in on news, spoilers, and speculation. While nothing can replace the sheer joy of seeing a new Star Wars film on the big screen, we guarantee these shows will add flavor to your anticipation.