Podcasts in Review

December 28, 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. Keep in mind that at this point there may be some mild spoilers for The Last Jedi in the episode descriptions.

Blast Points: Bonus Episode Last Jedi Listener Reviews features lots of voicemails from listeners sharing their thoughts on the movie.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Good

Bombad Radio: Episode 299 features Jeremiah and guests Adam Bray, Jason, Travis and Stephanie as they talk about The Last Jedi. Adam kicks things off with a sealed envelope that included his predictions for the film, then they share their overall thoughts and dive into what they did and didn’t like. They cover various topics from unanswered questions to comparisons to The Force Awakens and even some predictions for Episode IX. The last 10 minutes of the episode is listener feedback on the film. A little long but some good discussion.

Podcast Network: Bombad RadioRuntime: 2 hours 34 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Great, Hosts: Jeremiah, Rating: Good

Bright Tree Radio: Episode 23 covers The Last Jedi. They talk about their viewing experience, initial reactions, not being ready for something so different, what it was like after multiple viewings, having to talk it through, what they liked, favorite battle, and the characters like Phasma, Hux, and Poe.

Podcast Network: Bright Tree RadioRuntime: 1 hour 11 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Sophie, and Phil, Rating: Great

Canto Cast: Episode 13 is a spoiler free review of The Last Jedi as they talk about their initial thoughts on the movie. They also talk a little about the trailers they saw and the movies they’d like to see.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 22 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Good, Hosts: Jeff, and Tristan, Rating: Good

Children of the Force: Episode 91 starts off with them in the theater waiting to watch the movie as they share a few predictions. Then there’s their reactions right after seeing it, then they follow-up in the studio as they talk about the moments they liked. Nice observation about how Yoda Force projected himself in Star Wars Rebels to Ezra.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 54 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam, Rating: Great

Children of the Force: Episode 92 they talk a bit about The Last Jedi, then get to listener voicemails on the movie. They rank it, discuss how there was more change than answers, the age appropriateness of the movie, the humor, favorite characters and more.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam, Rating: Great

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 103 features guests Cory Clubb, Tom Gross, Aaron Harris, Matt Moore and Randy Therio as they discuss The Last Jedi. They talk Luke, porgs, the music, Rose, Yoda, DJ, emotional scenes, Leia, Poe and Finn, Snoke, Phasma, the humor, impactful moments, and issues they had with the film. Toward the end, Drea, Jeff, and Dinn chime in with their thoughts on the movie.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi, Runtime: 2 hours 13 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Dan Z, Rating: Good

DorkLair: Episode 19 they talk a little about The Last Jedi, listener feedback, and then they review the S.H. Figuarts Rey. Great review covering the good and the bad, the level of articulation and the paint app quality.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 51 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Bill, and Bryan, Rating: Good

Essential Bombad Radio: Episode 30 covers the Disney purchase of Fox and what that means. He goes over what the deal could include, what Fox would be keeping, what franchises Disney would be getting, still no Simpsons or Marvel at Disney World, possible changes with comics, television, Disney’s streaming service and Hulu, Deadpool and X-Men. Very informative.

Podcast Network: Bombad RadioRuntime: 24 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Good, Hosts: Jeremiah, Rating: Good

Fangirls Going Rogue: Priority Transmissions #9 is their The Last Jedi spoiler discussion which includes special guest Richard Woloski from Skywalking Through Neverland. They talk about the key moments, favorite moments, diversity, Rey/Poe shipping, and Teresa and Tricia talk a little bit about the after party.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Teresa, Tricia, and Sarah, Rating: Good

Fantastic Justice Squad Super Wonder Brother Friends: Episode 29 is their The Last Jedi discussion. Garrick joins them as they talk a little news, Disney buying Fox, and they have a Finn song. Then they get to their non-spoiler section as they go over strengths and weaknesses for The Last Jedi. They talk about the Rotten Tomato scores, fan expectations and box office numbers. There’s a kid’s chair segment where they discuss the appropriateness of the move for children, they give their panda ratings, then they take a break to play the better or worse game for movies with the word “last” in the title and put them up against The Last Jedi. Afterwards they get into their spoiler discussion and tackle things like why fans hate the movie, the take on Luke, flipping The Force Awakens the bird, lack of throwbacks, difference in tone, whether Rey actually needs training if the Force will just level her up to maintain balance, the tree and the mirror cave, Holdo making things worse, and living up to the hype. Overall an intelligent, enjoyable, entertaining yet critical and appreciative discussion of the film. I highly recommend this one. I also really liked their ideas on Phasma.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Sancho Panda, and Secret Alias Man, Rating: Fantastic

Kanata’s Castle: Star Wars ‘The Last Jedi’ Initial Reaction Show touches on the big moments of film, dives into the characters and brings up some interesting observations. Great episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 32 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Becca, and Devon, Rating: Great

Magic on a Dollar: Episode 12 covers the addition of the animatronic Donald Trump to the Hall of Presidents, and takes a look at the Candlelight Processional ceremony at Epcot. The episode wraps up with audio from this year’s event which featured Kurt Russel.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 29 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Great, Hosts: Dave, Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: The Last Jedi Review Show #2 is a listener call-in show as people share their thoughts on The Last Jedi. Jimmy and Jason cover the negative fan reaction, the direction of Luke, ramifications of the use of the Force, what shook them the most, and Sith, Jedi, truth and lies.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force RadioRuntime: 1 hour 50 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy, Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: The Last Jedi Review Show #3 kicks off with guest Kyle Newman as he shares his criticisms for The Last Jedi. Kyle delves into the editing, writing and directing choices that didn’t work for him. He’s got some valid criticisms that spark good debate, not a bashing of the film. They keep it civil and smart. Afterwards they talk with F.J. DeSanto about The Last Jedi and go over his predictions for the film to see which ones turned out right. Like Kyle, F.J. also has issues with some of the things that were done and possible plot holes. But they also cover the things they did like. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force RadioRuntime: 2 hours 10 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Great, Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy, Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: The Last Jedi Review Show #4 features guest Tom Spina as they talk with him about his thoughts on The Last Jedi. They talk about the Canto Bight aliens, the lack of details on Snoke’s origins, Rey’s parents, and Luke’s arc. Plus they have some listener reviews and a little news.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force RadioRuntime: 1 hour 40 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy, Rating: Good

Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 52 features guests Shi and Natasha as they talk about The Last Jedi. They talk about the sexual tension in the film, fandom redemption, and there’s a lot of focus on Kylo and Rey. Just a heads up, they’re Reylo shippers and there is swearing in their podcast, but it’s a fun and interesting discussion. Worth checking out. There are some minor mic issues (some mics are better than others).

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 56 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Good, Hosts: Kirsty, and Rachael, Rating: Good

Skytalkers: The Last Jedi Week One Discussion they follow-up on their initial reactions, now having seen it four times, to solidify and dive in deeper into their thoughts on the film, the characters and the situations. They take a look at the way Poe’s role has grown while Finn’s role has gotten smaller, in retrospect to The Force Awakens. They address Leia’s Force powers, the role of Vice Admiral Holdo, Luke, and most importantly, the complicated yet undeniably intimate relationship between Rey and Kylo. While I don’t think it’s romantic, they do explore that possibility, as well as the option of redemption for Kylo. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods NetworkRuntime: 1 hour 35 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte, Rating: Great

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 196 starts with a Star Wars Christmas song, then Sarah talks about the Nissan event she went to as she covers the pro-pilot assist feature, meeting Daniel Logan and the scavenger hunt she and Johnamarie Marcias went on with Daniel. Afterwards they talk with James Burns about The Last Jedi red carpet event, and then they talk with Tricia Barr about Galactic Nights. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap, Runtime: 2 hours 16 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Sarah, and Richard, Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1270 is a weekly Jedi business episode covering box office numbers for weekend number two.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 13 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1271 asks who is The Last Jedi and the sequel trilogy really about, and takes a look at the box office articles on Forbes.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1272 discusses whether the sequel trilogy is really a trilogy. Allen has some good arguments and proposes that what it might really be is a serial.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 13 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 44 they touch on some of the news, provide an update on upcoming conventions and Star Wars guests, then they dive into their thoughts on The Last Jedi. Each had some audio after initially seeing it, which includes not only their thoughts, but the people they went with as well. Afterwards they dive in deeper as they talk about the key elements and characters and how it worked for them. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap, Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Dennis, Darth Taxus, and Jay, Rating: Great

Talk Star Wars: Episode 100 starts with Rob’s thoughts on The Last Jedi as he talks about space Leia, the hyperspace jump, the humor and the things that didn’t work for him. They go into listener thoughts on the movie and listener questions as they dive deeper into the stuff that didn’t work, the contemporary nature of some of the moments, dealing with spoiler discussions, and a little news with the working title and production company for Episode IX. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 3 hours 15 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Great, Hosts: Marc, Rob, Steve, and Paul, Rating: Great

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 12.22.17 box office numbers update, petition to strike down The Last Jedi from canon gets modified, Rian Johnson on Phasma, Daisy defending Rey, where is Solo trailer and when, and Paul Bettany’s comments on Solo. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 23 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Great, Hosts: Marc, Rating: Great

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 12.23.17 covers The Last Jedi meet-up plans, pre-orders for the Blu-ray, the 20 minutes of deleted scenes for The Last Jedi, and some info from the visual dictionary and Carrie’s contributions to the script.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 21 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Marc, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 12.27.17 has an update on The Last Jedi box office numbers, countdown to Solo and Episode IX, and covers Screenrants article on 15 mistakes in The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson interview with Spike Jonze, and io9 sharing Starlog fan reviews of The Empire Strikes Back.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 20 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Marc, Rating: Good

The Director’s Cut: Episode 123 features Spike Jonze interviewing Rian Johnson. Rian talks about choosing Rey’s parents, passing the baton for Episode IX, filming on the island, hugging Chewbacca, the Falcon set, and the Yoda puppet. Nice little interview.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 23 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Spike Jonze, Rating: Good

The Geek Supreme: Spoiling & Reviewing The Last Jedi covers the Rotten Tomato scores for The Last Jedi, their thoughts on the movie, possible plot holes, the creatures and humor, death in Star Wars, whether the Praetorian guard could be the Knights of Ren, whether Kylo is lying, the space Leia moment, whether Episode IX will jump forward in time, and they rank it. With a whole episode dedicated to The Last Jedi, this one was even more fun than normal.

Podcast Network: Assembly of GeeksRuntime: 1 hour 30 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Darth Taxus, Scott, Jeff and Regina, Rating: Great

The Resistance Broadcast: Episode 96 starts with answers to The Last Jedi questions, new merch, then they breakdown The Last Jedi as they go through the entire film. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 2 hours 1 minute, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing:Excellent, Hosts: John, James, Patric, and Bill, Rating: Great

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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