Podcasts in Review

September 4, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Random House, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. For those looking for John Jackson Miller interviews, you’re in luck, as they’re are plenty (though more to come).

Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat with John Jackson Miller covers his new Star Wars novel A New Dawn which stars two of the main characters from the upcoming television series Star Wars Rebels. They cover the outreach of the book, going after old and new fans alike, the timing of the project, where Kanan and Hera are at this point in their lives, and more. As always, the hosts put together a great interview with excellent questions and good production quality.

Disney Vault Talk: The Saludos Amigos episode covers a Disney movie I’ve never seen. It’s a collection of shorts woven with some documentary footage to create a highlight piece for South America during a time when the US was vying for allies in WWII. As usual, Teresa shares some fun facts and trivia that sheds new light on the films and the company that made them. Together, Steve and Teresa give a nice feel for what the film is like and what it accomplished. For someone like me who isn’t very well versed in the Disneyverse, they do a great job of offering insight and provoking interest. If you like Disney or are just interested in the subject, be sure to give this one a try.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #10 features special guest Steve Glosson, which means you’re in for a treat. They start out with listener feedback and a very nice discussion on cosplay and fandom. They get into their recommended episode picks for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Steve talks about how his Star Wars fandom began, what he feels is the most underrated thing in Star Wars (Hayden Christensen), they cover some Star Wars Episode VII news, and the character discussion this month is Chewbacca which leads to lots of fun conversation. A great episode all around.

Far Far Away Radio: Episode 20 includes a good dose of Star Wars Episode VII rumor discussion and a great interview with author John Jackson Miller on his new book A New Dawn. This being my first time listening to the podcast, I was pleasantly surprised. They fall somewhere in between the likes of Star Wars Report and Bombad Radio. They have a large cast of hosts (six I think) and do an impressive job of letting everyone get a chance to talk without anyone talking over each other. It provides a very diverse group of opinions on the topics they cover. The interview portion didn’t have all the hosts (I think there were three people in on that one), and they not only got John to talk about the characters, the storygroup’s involvement, and canon, but they also covered the parallels to Kenobi which was pretty cool. If you haven’t checked them out, give them a listen.

Geek Out Loud: Episode 101 is Steve’s Guardians of the Universe show featuring special guest Erich Schoeneweiss from Del Rey. They talk all things Guardians and dive into lots of spoilers. Steve also shares tons of info on the comics and how certain things in the movie were nods to the comics. From the infinity stones to Ronin, easter eggs and the soundtrack, they cover it all. I have to admit, Steve and Erich make a great team for covering movies.

Jedi Journals: has a special micro-cast featuring an interview with Jeremy Barlow conducted by Justin Bolger. Justin knocks this interview out of the water with some great questions and superb audio quality. Jeremy talks about the Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir comic series from Dark Horse, working with the storygroup, writing Maul and Mother Talzin and more. There are a couple spoilers, so fair warning. Regardless, if you’ve read the comic, you’ll definitely want to check out this interview.

Rebels Report: Episode #16 starts off with a rundown on all the upcoming Star Wars Rebels air dates, then they dive into their interview with author John Jackson Miller covering his latest book A New Dawn. John gets into some details regarding the characters of Kanan and Hera, his angle on portraying the characters, his take on canon and working with the storygroup, and more. Very nice interview with great sound quality and great discussion.

Star Wars Report: Episode #141 features special guest Jimmy Mac as they talk Star Wars, a little bit about Jimmy Mac’s trip to Lucasfilm, Rancho Obi-Wan, Star Wars Rebels and Celebration Anaheim.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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