Podcasts in ReviewFebruary 23, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 3 Comments
Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.
Brews and Blasters: Episode 108 starts with Richard Grieco and works it’s way to Star Wars as they get the party started. They cover Valentine’s Day gifts, John Williams concert, E.T., Celebration, the new R2-D2 actor, meeting Hondo, they dive into Star Wars Rebels, Tia on Sabine, the Bendu, they touch a little on Empire’s End without going into it so no spoilers yet, they cover Han Solo news, need’em got’em, toy news, Yaddle and Galactic Empire’s new album with some audio clips. Jam packed episode with goodness from beginning to end.
Drunken Rebels Podcast: Episode 9 starts with a moment of silence for Carrie Fisher, then they get into a broad yet cohesive discussion on a variety of topics. From the blizzard in New York to who is the last Jedi, it’s a random but continuous conversation. Different, but I like it. Worth a listen for lots of fun Star Wars discussion.
Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 41 is hosted by just Tricia and Sarah as they go through the news, Her Universe’s return, The Last Jedi, Red Cup, new actress in Han Solo movie, actress who wants to be Ahsoka, and they talk Star Wars Rebels. They have on guest Verona Blue who talks about her work as a voice actor and actor, and her parts in The Force Awakens and Rogue One. Fun interview. Afterwards they have a character discussion on Baze and Chirrut. Great episode.
Full of Sith: Episode CCIII features Mike, Holly and Bryan as they talk about the 20th anniversary of the Star Wars special editions. They share their memories of seeing the films and their thoughts on them. There’s also some general Star Wars discussion afterwards. Good episode.
Full of Sith: Episode CCIV is hosted by Holly and Bryan as they talk Star Wars planets and the pros and cons of living on each. Fun episode.
Rebel Force Radio: Episode 2.17.2017 starts out with a lengthy discussion on The Walking Dead and Kate Mulgrew, then they speculate more on Leia’s fate, and ponder whether Harrison Ford could be in the Han Solo movie. Jimmy talks with one of the guys behind the Nissan Rogue Star Wars edition, and they talk with NASCAR guest Ryan Blaney about his Star Wars fandom. Good episode.
Rebels Chat: Episode 68 covers Star Wars Rebels “Trials of the Darksaber.” They get into haka dance (not sure if I’m spelling that right), and they dive into the characters’ actions and motivations, plus they provide some speculation on where things will go. Fun episode.
Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 156 covers Margaret Kerry’s upcoming event at Walt’s Barn, John Williams winning a Grammy, and lots of coverage of their trip to Buttercup Valley to check out one of the shooting locations of Return of the Jedi. They talk with guests James Floyd and Margaret Mays about the Discover the Desert Star Wars Event, and they talk with the event organizers Kris Haugh and Carla Teeters. Then they talk with Drew about Star Wars: Catalyst and what questions the book answers about Rogue One. Fun episode. I really liked their coverage of the Buttercup Valley experience and it was cool to hear that there are still pieces of the sarlacc that can be discovered.
Star Wars 7×7: Episode 957 is part nine of Allen’s Rogue One novelization coverage as he talks Mon Mothma and Jyn, the journey to Scarif, and Jyn’s promotion.
Talk Star Wars: Episode 58 features guest host Robert Kast as they tackle the usual round of listener questions and current topics. Discussions range from the Force as a plot device, cringe worthy scenes, Ahsoka Funko Pop, Richard Hatch’s passing, Snoke, Plagueis and other theories, elements of the prequels you would like to see return, and thoughts on the Han Solo movie. Great episode.
TOY RUN: Episode 47 covers the latest toy news on the run up to Toy Fair, and they talk with guest Mark Picirilli, the founder of Yodasnews. They cover Mark’s Star Wars fandom, the origin of the site, and how it has grown into what it is today, as well as Mark’s thoughts on Hasbro and Star Wars toys. Great episode. This is the first time I’ve checked this podcast out, and I was really impressed. Great audio quality, production, show format, great guest, and the hosts are fun to listen to. I’m definitely going to be checking out some more episodes and I might just have to add them to regular rotation. If you’re a collector or a lover of Star Wars toys, be sure to give them a listen.