Podcasts in Review

November 2, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 2 Comments

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review featuring quite a few Halloween episodes.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 97 is their Halloween episode as they discuss Star Wars costumes, disguises in Star Wars, the drunk Ewok on The Today Show, the behind the scenes video for The Last Jedi, and then they go over their top 13 Star Wars monsters.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 54 minutes, Rating: Fun

Children of the Force: Episode 85 covers Star Wars Battlefront II, Thrawn: Alliances, Solo, a recent Laura Dern interview, the DJ comic, Ron Howard tweets, Tag and Bink, filming wrapped for Solo, and they discuss Star Wars Rebels “Heroes of Mandalore.”

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hours 3 minutes, Rating: Good

Children of the Force: Episode 86 is their Halloween episode as they talk about the source behind the rancor scream, the Rian Johnson behind the scenes video for The Last Jedi, creepy creatures and moments in Star Wars, fears and why we watch scary things.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 51 minutes, Rating: Good

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 94 is a bit different as Dan has laryngitis so his voice is all kinds of messed up, but he soldiers on. He talks with Bethany Blanton and Tom Gross as they cover Star Wars Rebels “In the Name of the Rebellion.” Then Dan talks with Mark Newbold about his new project – Fantha Tracks. The episode also covers news, collectibles, and then there’s a conversation with filmmaker Mark Pavia who talk about his film The Night Flier and they talk Star Wars. Wrapping up, Dan covers Leia: Princess of Alderaan chapters 23 through 28, so if you haven’t read it yet, you can stop listening once that kicks in as that finishes off the show. Now this episode is a bit hard to rate. On one hand, Dan’s voice is terrible, but on the other hand, he carries on and tackles the great conversations as always. So it all depends if you can handle hearing Dan sound like a Muppet character. I have to admit, it was hard to keep from smiling. Regardless, top marks for Dan pushing through something awful like that to keep out a steady stream of content for the fans.

Podcast Network: Coffee With KenobiRuntime: 1 hour 25 minutes, Rating: Okay\Good

DorkLair: Episode 12 features their top 3 collecting wishes for things that don’t exist, and then they review the S.H. Figuarts Shoretrooper.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 49 minutes, Rating: Good

Hyperspace PodBlast: BlastCast RFFF Vol. 6 features several guests as they talk about their fandoms and Star Wars. First up is Caitlin (Skytalkers: This Galactic Life) who talks about The 100 and Star Wars. Jess covers Smallville and Star Wars. And they wrap up with Lyn Walker (Sapphic Skywalkers) who covers The Last Airbender and Star Wars.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 19 minutes, Rating: Good

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 36 covers teamwork and teams in Star Wars. They discuss what makes a good team, the Jedi, the clones, C-3PO and R2-D2, Han and Chewie, Thrawn and Eli and more. It’s a good topic that leads to some good discussions.

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

Lattes With Leia: Episode #22 features guest Jennifer Fujikawa as they talk Star Wars drinks, Star Wars Battlefront II, a little bit about From A Certain Point of View, porgs, and cooking with Star Wars which is a pretty fun conversation that ranges from K-2SO brownies to a wampa arm cake.

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

Magic on a Dollar: Episode 3 covers news, the Mr. Toad and Winnie the Pooh rides, Run Disney events being cancelled, dogs being allowed at the parks, and a nice focus on the Keys to the Kingdom tour. If you haven’t done that, and you’re interested, Dave does a good job of going over what the tour is like to help give fans an idea if it’s worth it.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 38 minutes, Rating: Good

Magic on a Dollar: Episode 4 is interesting as the no theme music has become a gag unto itself. Aside from that, Dave covers news, new fast pass offerings, touches on the movie Hocus Pocus, and goes over The Haunted Mansion ride covering the history of the ride, some of what it’s like, and a few behind the scenes details.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 40 minutes, Rating: Good

Podmé: Episode 1 features Sarah Dempster, Charlotte Errity, Amy Wishman Nalan, Natalie, and Lynn Walker as they all discuss Padmé Amidala. This debut episode covers a wide range of discussion, from their love of Padmé, their first exposure to the character, to their favorite Padmé’s moments and outfits, their appreciation of the character, and the need for a Padmé book. With five hosts/guests on this episode, there is a nice variety of opinions and some great discussion. The audio quality is good (some hosts audio quality is better than others). Their goal is to have alternating hosts and guests on different episodes, so it will be interesting to see how this goes. For a debut episode, this one was definitely worth checking out. If you’re a Padmé fan, it’s a must listen, and I’m selecting this one as my pick of the week.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods Network, Runtime: 53 minutes, Rating: Pick of the Week

Skytalkers: This Galactic Life: Fulcrum Files: In the Name of the Rebellion features Charlotte and Caitlin as they discuss the hour long episode of Star Wars Rebels, highs for the episode, Dave’s comments, the Mon Mothma/Saw conversation, whether it was better than the premier and more. Good episode. I recommend this one for listeners looks for Star Wars Rebels discussion episodes.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods Network, Runtime: 51 minutes, Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 188 features guests Donald Wicks and Joey Pittman as they join Rich and Sarah to discuss Solo, the Star Wars Rebels screening at Lucasfilm, and a they dive into “Heroes of Mandalore.” They cover the crowd’s reaction to the episodes, and more. This one is an all Star Wars episode.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hours 42 minutes, Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 189 is their Halloween episode featuring favorite Halloween memories, Halloween safety tips from C-3PO and R2-D2, and a great conversation with Ira Cooper and Frank Romano covering the Ben Cooper Co. famous for their Halloween costumes back in the day. They go over the history of the company and share a lot of fun and interesting stories about the company and designing the costumes. Plenty of Star Wars discussion as well as they talk about getting the license and designing those costumes. Afterwards they talk with John Miller who shares some of the backstory on reuniting Ira and Frank and pushing them to write a book on the company’s history. Very interesting episode. Definitely worth checking out, whether you were old enough to remember the Ben Cooper costumes or not.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 2 hours 2 minutes, Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1210 proposes an interesting what if scenario that involves removing the Death Star from the prequels and turning Saw into Mulder from The X-Files.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1211 is Allen’s top 7 takeaways from the behind the scenes video for The Last Jedi.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 9 minutes, Rating: Fun

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1214 covers the story “Master and Apprentice” from From A Certain Point of View.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1215 discusses Star Wars Rebels “The Occupation.”

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 13 minutes, Rating: Good

Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: In the Name of the Rebellion features Jason and Jimmy and features call-in’s from listeners as they discuss watering down the violence in Star Wars Rebels for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Saw challenging Mon Mothma’s right to rule, the morality of the Rebellion, Panaka the moff as Jimmy goes into Leia: Princess of Alderaan a bit, whether Ezra might join Saw, and predictions on character fates. I like the change-up with the listener call-in’s as it moves the discussion into some interesting areas.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio, Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars: Episode 93 discusses the usual variety of topics including what Star Wars characters would do if transplanted to Earth, what kind of humor will be in The Last Jedi, the relationship of Poe and Kylo, what Luke will be like, Finn and his motivation, Poe’s dedication to the war effort, Kylo struggling to impress Snoke, Luke’s journey, DJ and a story synopsis for The Last Jedi, what if Luke destroyed the school, the Rian Johnson behind the scenes video, DJ’s toy dialog and more.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 1 hour 30 minutes, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 10.30.17 covers John Mollo’s passing, Dave Filoni’s comments and the possibility of live action, the Dole Food Company confusing Finns, the DJ comic book and Ben Acker’s comments, story group concerns and having too high of expectations.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 24 minutes, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Daily: On The Run episode is a quick one that just touches on trailer D for The Last Jedi.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 2 minutes, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 11.1.17 Marc covers the international poster for The Last Jedi, new trailer and what’s different, and rumors about how much of Solo was reshot and the cost, and Daisy Ridley’s comments on Rey and Kylo.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 25 minutes, Rating: Good

 

TechnoRetro Dads: Gargoyles, Gargoyles, and Hardened Halloween Candy discusses Frank Zappa, Halloween outfits, Halloween jokes, poll on greatest movie character, trailer stacks, Stretch Armstrong show, Magnum P.I. reboot, Halloween candy, the TV movie Gargoyles, and the TV show Gargoyles. Good audio quality, fun hosts and fun show.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hours 18 minutes, Rating: Fun

The Geek Supreme: No Needeth To Be So Cereal About Thor they discuss the Solo title, they have fun with Star Wars show names, they talk about the new Black Panther trailer, discuss early reviews of Thor: Ragnarok, the Godzilla crossover with Pacific Rim, the run time for Justice League, cereal and more. Very fun discussions in this one.

Podcast Network: Assembly of GeeksRuntime: 57 minutes, Rating: Fun

The Resistance Broadcast: Episode 89 starts with the latest poll results, they go over the behind the scenes video for The Last Jedi, new info on Solo reshoots and budget, the new Luke book, some tidbits on The Last Jedi, another trailer, and some Star Wars Rebels discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 58 minutes, Rating: Good

Toy Run: Episode 83 discusses Maul’s droid, toy run reports, figure variants, low turn out at toy conventions, David Fincher interview clip, the new behind the scenes video for The Last Jedi, upcoming figures, Star Wars Rebels, toy news, and they go over figures in disguises.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes, Rating: Good

TSW Round Table: Episode 10 is hosted by Rob and features guests Cody (Rogue Squadron Podcast) and Steve (San Diego Sabers Podcast) as they discuss their thoughts on spoilers, Star Wars Battlefront II, Inferno Squad, nostalgia, podcasting and other faucets of fandom, balancing real life with Star Wars, and near the end, Marc joins them as they talk a little about The Last Jedi.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 1 hour 3 minutes, Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 41 covers their favorite Star Wars toys, Star Wars Rebels “In the Name of the Rebellion,” Dave Filoni’s comments on season 4, the DJ comic, Halloween items and other news stuff.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks NetworkRuntime: 1 hour 3 minutes, Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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  1. Force Center’s lightsaber discussion is my pick of the week. Content warning: there is an uncensored F word in there, which is unusual for them.

  2. I will definitely be checking that out.


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