Our Mission

What The Force? explores not only the movies and associated canon of Star Wars, but also the fans, the force and everything in between from an intersectional perspective. The show, hosted by Marie-Claire Gould, is a meta analytical podcast that seeks to consider Star Wars as a lens for life and engage with the influences of Star Wars to find a Campbellian viewpoint on all our own lives.

Land Acknowledgment

This podcast associated with oral traditions is produced in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and in the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

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Who is What The Force?

Marie-Claire Gould - Creator & Host

Marie-Claire is the creator, host, publisher and editor of What the Force? A Star Wars Fandom Podcast. She is also the creator of the podcast series Fangirls. She just wants more people to think about Star Wars the way she does. You can find her thinking out loud about Star Wars on twitter, and on this podcast.

Bea Caicoya - Contributing Editor

Bea is a Euro transplant currently living in Toronto. She enjoys sinking her teeth in massive transmedia franchises and stress-testing them to find holes in the matrix... that will hopefully lead to a World between Worlds. You can endure her shameless self-promotion by joining her handful of Twitter followers at @BeaCaicoya, or read more of her nonsense at CBR.

Nowreen Haque - Contributing Editor

Nowreen is a Canadian Exhibit Curator by day and a lore-hound by night. They knit thala-siren plushies and play too much Elder Scrolls Online. Specialty is the history of literacy. Poke them on twitter @guibassTM

Hammie Balanced Padawan - Contributing Editor

Hammie became a Star Wars fan in 2018 after she binge-watched all of the movies in a week. She fell in love with The Last Jedi, the mythology, and the Force and has been tweeting about Star Wars every day since!

Ty Black - Co-Host for POMAS

Ty is a co-host for all the Power of Myth and Symbolism podcast on What the Force? as well creating tons of graphics for the podcasts and website. She also makes videos on YouTube on Jungian storytelling and feminine gaze stories💗 You can find her channel by clicking below.

Christy Carew - Music Contributor

Christy is an award-winning composer working in Hollywood, a 32-year Star Wars nut, and a huge John Williams fan. She was chosen as a composer fellow for the prestigious 2018 Sundance Institute Film Music Lab which took place at Skywalker Sound. Christy joins Marie-Claire regularly on What The Force? to talk about the music of Star Wars movies, animated shows, and live action TV. Christy also writes about the music of Star Wars on Tumblr. She can be reached on Twitter @Christy_Carew or on her website:

Brad Norris - Development Assistant

Brad is a Production Manager, fundraiser, theatre producer, father of three, and lifetime Star Wars fan. He helps on the back end as much as he can with spreadsheets, communication, brainstorming, and dreaming about a femgaze future for all. You can find him on twitter as @KrazieUnkie