Podcasts in Review

October 12, 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. There’s some pre and post-trailer release episodes in here.

Blast Points: Episode 94 dives into The Last Jedi trailer. Gabe and Jason keep it fun as always. From the AT-AT farm and Kylo’s space band-aid, to Phasma’s toothpick and the Rey vs Snoke showdown. They speculate on whether the Kylo/Rey scene is a fake out, the lack of Hux, and more. If you’re hunting down trailer discussions, this one is definitely worth putting on the playlist.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 55 minutes, Rating: Great

Bombad Radio: Episode 288 kicks off with a discussion of the book Star Wars Made Easy. They talk a little about Inhumans, and then they get into their main discussion which is their recommended movie and television show picks for streaming services Amazon Prime and Netflix. If you have either service, and you’re looking for some recommendations on what to watch, this episode is worth a listen. Afterwards the fire up the porgs and top things off with a porg song. While the porg count has been retired, there are a lot of porgs in this episode.

Podcast Network: Bombad RadioRuntime: 1 hour 30 minutes, Rating: Okay

Brews and Blasters: Episode 137 opens with Chinese food, magic potions and beefcake tomatoes. They have a non-spoiler discussion of It, talk about Harrison Ford punching Ryan Gosling in the face, the Toys R Us bankruptcy, they discuss the upcoming trailer drop for The Last Jedi (this was recorded pre-trailer release), and there’s even some audio from their first episode. They also discuss Star Wars Rebels Season 4, speculate on the fates of the characters, there’s some listener emails, and need’em got’em.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 5 minutes, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 138 kicks off with Modelos, the official drink of Snoke, a recent Mark Hamill interview, anticipation for the new trailer, trailer predictions, Topps cards, need’em got’em and food.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 5 minutes, Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 89 continues the book study segment for Leia: Princess of Alderaan covering chapters two through eight. If you need to skip to avoid spoilers, jump to 00:16:40. Afterwards Dan is joined by Sarah Woloski and Jared Cantor as they talk about Jyn and Cassian’s relationship, which is a pretty good discussion. It’s nice to see Rogue One not being left behind. They also go over the latest Forces of Destiny episodes, the 30 minute special, and they go into news like the behind the scenes theater promotions for The Last Jedi, NYCC exclusives, and Star Wars Reads Day. The episode wraps up with Tom and Kaylee going over the DK Star Wars Coding Projects book.

Podcast Network: Coffee With KenobiRuntime: 1 hour 32 minutes, Rating: Good

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 90 is their live recording from Star Wars Reads Day. Dan doesn’t state where the event took place, but it sounded fun. They have guests, they interact with the audience, do giveaways and talk Star Wars. There’s even the news from NYCC. The audio is a bit rough, but Coffee With Kenobi fans will still probably want to check this one out.

Podcast Network: Coffee With KenobiRuntime: 41 minutes, Rating: Okay

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 91 features Dan and Cory as they talk about their initial reactions, what impacted them the most, their top five things from the trailer, and what didn’t work for them (which I haven’t heard any other podcast tackle yet). Lots of discussion in this episode as they breakdown the various elements of the trailer.

Podcast Network: Coffee With KenobiRuntime: 1 hour 5 minutes, Rating: Good

Databank Brawl: Episode 71 pits Strono ‘Cookie’ Tuggs, the cook at castle Kanata, against Ubert ‘Sticks’ Quaril, the drummer in the Maz Kanata band. They have on guest Mike Black to join them for the brawl, and this one gets brutal.

Podcast Network: ForceCenterRuntime: 39 minutes, Rating: Good

DorkLair: Episode 10 includes S.H. Figuarts finds, LEGO Millennium Falcon build progress, and places online where they like to share their love of Star Wars S.H. Figuarts. Afterwards they review the Battle Droid figure.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 47 minutes, Rating: Good

Fantastic Justice Squad Super Wonder Brother Friends: Episode 19 discusses Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as they start with their non-spoiler discussion and then move into spoilers. Great observations and some fair criticisms. They also have a fun creature game Pokemon vs Potterverse.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 53 minutes, Rating: Great

Fly Casual: Episode 156 starts off dirty in the Burger King bathroom. Petri and Josh join them and Corey returns. Corey shares his thoughts on J.J. directing Episode IX and Chris Terrio co-writing (note this episode is pre-trailer release). They cover the news with Alan Tudyk writing some upcoming stories for IDW’s Star Wars Adventures, Delilah S. Dawson’s soundtrack for Phasma, Thrawn Alliances, toy news, new 6-inch Black Series figures, Hot Toys, Star Wars decanters, Snokes’ pajamas, and Funko Pop.

Podcast Network: Betterkind MediaRuntime: 1 hour 12 minutes, Rating: Fun

Full of Sith: The Trailer Council pulls out all the stops as they assemble Shana Anthony Breznican, Holly Frey, O’Neil, Kyle Newman, Bobby Roberts, Steele Saunders, Chris Taylor, and Amanda Ward for an all star panel to discuss The Last Jedi trailer. This one is a must listen. They talk about misdirection, whether Kylo and Rey are teaming up, the Jedi gazebo, Rey’s power level, Rey confronting Snoke, can Kylo be redeemed, the image that stuck with them most and more.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 57 minutes, Rating: Pick of the Week

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 33 talks about families in Star Wars. They discuss parents, the relationship between Jedi masters and Jedi apprentices, and Star Wars track record with good and bad examples of the family unit. Interesting discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 28 minutes, Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Special Edition: Star Wars ‘The Last Jedi’ Trailer RAW! starts with their initial reactions to the trailer. They get into fan reactions, speculation, and lots of thoughts on the trailer. Fun discussion with good audio quality and entertaining hosts.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 46 minutes, Rating: Fun

Ladies Night: Episode 8 is hosted by Phil and Sophie as they talk about Steela Gerrera from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Good audio quality, fun hosts and good discussion.

Podcast Network: Bright Tree RadioRuntime: 25 minutes, Rating: Good

Magic on a Dollar Podcast: Episode 1 kicks off a new podcast hosted by David Dollar who also hosts The Deucecast Movie Show. This podcast is all about the Disney theme parks. Dave talks a little about Hollywood Studios, Galaxy’s Edge, Mickey’s Runaway Railroad, the Tron rollercoaster, Mission Space, and other updates to rides and attractions. Now Dave has a tendency to talk a little fast and non-stop, so for a 33 minute episode, this thing is jam packed with information. Perhaps a little too jam packed. It can be a little hard to absorb it all. A few more pauses or breaks would probably help. If you’re a Disney theme park fan, this could be a good way to stay on top of the news. The audio quality is good, but there’s not much in the way of editing or production quality yet.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 33 minutes, Rating: Okay

Rebel Force Radio: The Last Jedi Trailer Review kicks off with Jason, Jimmy, Kyle Newman and Paul Bateman as they discuss the trailer. They tackle who is the other person Luke speaks of, the absence of new characters, the crystals in Crait, things not going the way you think and more. There’s listener call-ins that include a few notables like Jedi Shua and Steve Glosson, F.J. DeSanto joins them later on, and there’s plenty of theorizing and speculation.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force RadioRuntime: 2 hours 41 minutes, Rating: Good

Skytalkers: This Galactic Life: The Last Jedi Full Trailer Reaction features Charlotte and Caitlin as they rejoice over the amount of Kylo, debate whether the Kylo/Rey scene is legit or a fake out, discuss which scenes might be cut together, what we didn’t see, what was focused on, and other thoughts and speculation. This episode isn’t as organized as their usual episodes, but they bring a lot of emotion to their initial reactions as they begin shifting through all the goodness the trailer had to deliver.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods NetworkRuntime: 44 minutes, Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 186 has some Halloween discussion, they talk GeekGirlCon, what it was like, stuff they did there and Tricia’s panels. They go over iTunes reviews, Drew and Nitzan join them to talk about Clone Wars Season 3, and they talk some about their Chewbacca and the porgs t-shirt. Great audio quality.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 40 minutes, Rating: Good

Star Scavengers: Episode 27 starts with a little Ninjago discussion, then they review LEGO Freemakers “Escape From Coruscant.” As usual, they breakdown the episode, go over the plot, and highlight all the funny moments in the episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 36 minutes, Rating: Fun

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1189 covers the first three stories in the book From A Certain Point of View. Allen touches on each and shares his thoughts.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 10 minutes, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1193 covers the politics in Star Wars, the amount of politics in the previous movies, and how much will be in The Last Jedi.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 10 minutes, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Bonus Episode Why You Might Want to Avoid The Last Jedi’s Final Trailer doesn’t have any spoilers, but gives listeners a heads up on the type of info they would learn from the trailer. If you watched the trailer, you can skip this one. This is for those who are avoiding spoilers are who are on the fence.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 10 minutes, Rating: Skippable

Star Wars 7×7: Bonus Episode The Last Jedi Full Trailer Breakdown is pretty thorough as Allen goes through the trailer with some great observations and analysis. He ties it into other things we’ve seen released elsewhere which provides some great connections. Good stuff.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 29 minutes, Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1194 is Allen’s top seven takeaways from The Last Jedi trailer. From Kylo Ren’s scar changing throughout, to Snoke in action.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 17 minutes, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars: Episode 90 features Marc, Rob and Paul as they touch on Rob’s engagement, then tackle listener comms. They talk about Obi-Wan leaving or staying on Tatooine and the story possibilities, Vader sensing Obi-Wan in A New Hope, Jar Jar and alternate story options, spin off stories vs trilogies, and Star Wars Rebels cameos they’d like to see. They touch on a Starlog magazine Star Wars promo with an interesting spin on A New Hope, whether they would want Ian McDiarmid to return as Palpatine, info from Star Wars: Everything You Need to Know: Updated and Expanded, how long Luke has been on the island, Kylo growing out of the mask, actress playing A-wing pilot, possible opening for The Last Jedi, Thandie Newton picture jacket patch, Han Solo planets, and John Boyega’s comments on J.J. Abrams. Lots of excellent discussion in this episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 1 hour 28 minutes, Rating: Great

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 10.6.2017 covers the possible worlds for the Han Solo movie, a recent Harrison Ford interview, and latest Ron Howard tweets. Excellent audio quality, on point and informative.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 16 minutes, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 10.10.17 Marc breaks down The Last Jedi trailer and covers the new poster for The Last Jedi. Great breakdown.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 20 minutes, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Toybox Daily: Episode 10.6.2017 features an interview with fellow collector Lee Ormsby who talks about what he collects, how he displays his collection, and there’s some criticism for The Force Awakens.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 30 minutes, Rating: Okay

Talk Star Wars Toybox Daily: Episode 10.9.2017 starts with the Star Wars Tracker report. Now I’ve haven’t been listening to the show, so I’ll be honest, I’m not really sure what the Star Wars Tracker thing is. Stats for eBay Star Wars auctions? Afterwards there’s NYCC news and some other toy news.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 30 minutes, Rating: Okay

Talk Star Wars Toybox Daily: Episode 10.10.2017 talk a little about the Star Wars Vintage collectors app, companies that produced Star Wars toys back in the day, and other Star Wars collecting podcasts. So if you’re looking for other collecting podcasts to check out, this one might be worth a listen. After listening to a couple episodes of Talk Star Wars Toybox Daily, I’m probably going to drop this one from my playlist. It isn’t bad, but it isn’t great. It’s solo hosted, which in my opinion is always very difficult to pull off unless the listener really likes the host. This podcast is a bit dry for my tastes, the audio is a little clippy, which hurts the quality which would otherwise be really good, and it just doesn’t my personal podcast tastes. It might work for others, though, so it’s worth a try.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 17 minutes, Rating: Okay

Tarkin’s Top Shelf: Episode 22 has Mark and Becca talking Phasma. They discuss the book, dig into the setting, the plot, Phasma hiding behind her mask, creating her armor, Cardinal and they do get into spoilers. If you’ve read the book, or if you don’t plan on reading it but want to know what happens, this is a good one to check out.

Podcast Network: MakingStarWars.NetRuntime: 1 hour 1 minute, Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Grinch Night and Star Wars Costumes with Superfriend Din of F-105 includes Halloween jokes, cereal, a discussion of the game Altered Beasts, the Grinch Halloween special, and they talk with guest Din about Star Wars and his song “Rebel Girl.”

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 18 minutes, Rating: Good

The 602 Club: Episode 151 features guests Mike Schindler and Alice Baker as Matt talks with them about the original Blade Runner. They talk about the different versions of the film, they talk about the theme of replicants and the line between humans and machines. They tackle the issue of whether Deckard is a replicant or not. They talk about the noir elements, and the performances of the actors. It’s an okay discussion. They get into some interesting subjects, but it’s a little dry.

Podcast Network: Trek.FMRuntime: 1 hour 22 minutes, Rating: Okay

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 297 features Dave, Mikey, Pinky, Tommy Wades, Ryan Eller, Jerrod Murr, Kyle the intern (The Live Your List Podcast), as well as Dr. Earl. They have some fun with voices, play game for top eleven Tom Cruise movies, then they discuss epic adventure movies. From Willow to the Wizard of Oz, they cover a wide spectrum of films.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 24 minutes, Rating: Good

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode LXIII they talk From A Certain Point of View a little with no spoilers, then they get into the Unknown Regions. They tackle Snoke theories, new book club book, whether Snoke is the threat against the Chiss, lots of tangents, and just some general thoughts on the Unknown Regions.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 1 hour 15 minutes, Rating: Good

Toy Run: Episode 80 covers Forces of Destiny, the new episodes, and the new figures. There’s some more Force Link coverage for the new TIE Fighter. They talk about their finds, the Hasbro Singapore warehouse sale, the Royal Guard set, toy news, Walmart discounts, and they have some toy reveiws.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 31 minutes, Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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