Podcasts in Review

April 27, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 28 is a good episode covering Star Wars politics, military spending, The Clone Wars, and budgets. They also talk a little about Syria and the OJ trial.

Blast Points: Episode 70 includes Gabe talking about his experience in the overflow room for the 40th anniversary panel, Jason talks about being in the live room, they talk about the Star Wars Show stage, The Last Jedi panel and they dive into the trailer. Great episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 116 is a three hour blast of Star Wars goodness as Joe and Chris talk Celebration. They recap their four day adventure, the lines, the panels, the people they met and the action figures they got. The episode is full of stories as they keep it entertaining from beginning to end.

Fauxthentic History: Criminal Organizations Through the Galaxy goes over all the various criminal organizations in Star Wars touching on the films, the television shows and the canon books.

Fly Casual: Episode 132 features Corey and Howie as they share driving stories, talk about the lines at Celebration, the terrible layout of the Star Wars Show stage, frustrations and changing their game plan, internet at the con, The Last Jedi trailer, and the panels they went to.

Fly Casual: Episode 133 has everyone but Corey as they go from airport security stories to The Last Jedi trailer. They talk about Rian Johnson’s comments on moving Kylo’s scar, Rey’s parentage being revealed in The Last Jedi, the Star Wars Rebels season four news, the announcement for the next Star Wars standalone movie coming this summer, Phamsa news, new Black Series figures, Inferno Squadron, Forces of Destiny, new Fantasy Flight Games card game, and Funko Pop news. Good episode.

Full of Sith: Live From Star Wars Celebration is the audio from their live podcast at Star Wars Celebration as they talk The Last Jedi trailer, take fan questions and get into some speculation.

Full of Sith: Episode CCXIII is hosted by Mike and Holly as they talk about Star Wars Celebration. Holly also talks about her experience at the Star Wars marathon afterwards, and Bryan has his own segment touching on his Celebration thoughts. Good episode.

Geek Directive: Life in Space & Diversity in Comics is hosted by Scott, Jeff and Regina as they talk Star Wars Celebration, Jeff and Scott talk about the lines, they touch on the trailer, and then they break off to talk about astronauts and what it’s like in space. They also go over a rumored Star Wars hotel experience that Disney is contemplating, they talk about a comic documentary called Batman and Bill, they go over Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 having five post credit scenes, and they have a nice conversation with Matt Moore on diversity, comic sales and advertising. Great episode.

Geek Out Loud: Not At Celebration Coverage 2017 – ThursdayNot At Celebration Coverage 2017 – Friday and Not At Celebration Coverage 2017 – Saturday all feature Steve as he recaps each day of Celebration via the livestream and special guests. Now I’ll be honest, I listened to all three of these back-to-back-to-back so they kind of ran together and I can’t remember which guests were on which days. However, they were fun to listen to and featured people like Erich, Jimmy Mac, Jason, Billy Mac, Scott Ryfun, Shazbazzar, John Lowe and Michael Cohen.

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 6 they talk about their experience at Star Wars Celebration. The lines, the panels they went to, and they get into the trailer for Battlefront II, Star Wars Rebels season four and The Last Jedi. They also discuss the poster for The Last Jedi. Good episode.

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 115 has some quick reviews of Star Wars Insider’s best of collection called Lords of the Sith: Guide to the Dark SideRogue One: A Star Wars Story – The Official Mission Debrief, and Star Wars Widevision: The Original Topps Trading Card Series Volume One.

Radio 1138: Episode 60 is hosted by Mark, James, Matt and Brian and is their live episode from the podcast stage at Star Wars Celebration. They talk with the editor of the Star Wars Marvel comics Jordan White, they touch on the 40th anniversary panel, they talk with authors John Jackson Miller and Jason Fry and they cover the upcoming short story anthology From A Certain Point of View. Good episode.

Skytalkers: This Galactic Life: Skytalkers at Celebration Orlando covers the lines issues on Thursday, getting into the Galaxy Stage for the 40th anniversary panel, interesting that not everyone in the panel could actually see John Williams due to the angle, they talk about meeting Hayden Christensen, they have some audio from the con, they share their thoughts on The Last Jedi panel, the Heroines panel, and the Star Wars Rebels panel. Good episode.

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 165 is their Celebration debrief episode as they share their favorite moments from Celebration, they talk with guests, and they go over The Last Jedi trailer. Good episode.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1022 is a very short conversation with Anthony Breznican.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1025 is a quick conversation with Mary Franklin.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1026 features author Adam Bray and Allen talks to him about Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia. Nice little interview.

Star Wars Collectors Cast: Episode 76 is hosted by James and Teresa Delgado as they talk Celebration purchases, they talk with comic cover artist John Tyler Christopher (who does the action figure cover variants), they talk with Steve Sansweet, and they talk exclusives and lotteries. Good episode. Note this is their live episode from Star Wars Celebration.

Star Wars Influences: Episode 22 features Jimmy Mac and Paul Bateman as they talk about The Last Jedi trailer, get into some broad speculation on Luke, and Paul talks about the Star Wars Identities exhibit.

Starships Sabers and Scoundrels: Star Wars Celebration Orlando ’17 Day 1 features Dennis as he talks with Swara from Beltway Banthas, meanwhile Taxus does the show opening and closing.

Starships Sabers and Scoundrels: Star Wars Celebration Orlando ’17 Day 2 covers Forces of Destiny, panels and people Dennis met on day one of Celebration.

Starships Sabers and Scoundrels: Star Wars Celebration Orlando ’17 Day 3 features Dennis talking with Kat about the dress she made, and with Mark from Jedi News, and includes a recap of Galactic Nights.

Starships Sabers and Scoundrels: Star Wars Celebration Orlando ’17 Day 4 covers Warwick Davis playing Rukh, and Dennis talks with Amy one of their first listeners.

Talk Star Wars: Episode 66 starts out with Marc and Rob as Mark talks about Celebration, they talk about Kathleen Kennedy’s comments on The Last Jedi panel, Paul joins them as they talk about the 40th anniversary panel and The Last Jedi panel, they speculate on Rose and her importance, they talk about how they might deal with Leia, and they break down The Last Jedi trailer. Good episode.

The Sandcrawler: Episode 23 features Dan and Mike as they talk about Celebration, toy news, and the new figures Hasbro revealed like Tarkin, Jaina Solo and Thrawn. They talk about the return of vintage packaging, the fan vote, some audio of one of the actors talking about being turned into action figures, what it was like meeting Mark Hamill and they go into listener emails. Good episode.

Toy Run: Episode 56 talks a little about their Star Wars Celebration experience, they talk about their recent toy run finds, they talk about the 40 for 40 panel, the 40th anniversary panel, The Last Jedi, Star Wars Rebels, the ban of S.H. Figuarts figures in the US and thus why there was no representation at Celebration, the people they met at Celebration, and toy news.

TSW After Darkside: Episode 42 talks about bullying, Rey being a Mary Sue, and some of the usual off the wall stuff.

TSW Comics: Issue 001 (which isn’t out yet unless you’re a Talk Star Wars VIP) is hosted by Marc and Rob Cast as they talk about the Marvel slipcase collection, then they go over Darth Maul #1. They also share their thoughts on the Marvel digital codes and digital vs print comics. Good episode.

TSW Kessel Run: As a VIP member of Talk Star Wars, I now have access to their special daily podcast called TSW Kessel Run. It’s a solo podcast hosted by Marc that’s a short format show and typically focuses on a certain topic. It’s good audio quality and they’re fun. For instance on the 23rd, Marc talked about Rosario Dawson’s comments on playing Ahsoka, while the 24th featured the rumored news that the guy behind Mr. Robot is being courted to write a Star Wars standalone film. You can get an idea of what the episodes are like as they released one episode to the public, though this one is a little abnormal as its extra long and talks about the whole idea behind the Kessel Run shows, but still you get an idea what they’re like.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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