Podcasts in Review

March 8, 2018 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 51 features guests Caitlin and Charlotte from Skytalkers podcast. They start off with some Star Wars Rebels discussion, then they get into their main topic which delves into Rey and Kylo and the connections to real world bipartisan politics. It’s a very interesting discussion with some connections I never even thought of making. Definitely worth a listen.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 11 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Stephen, and Swara, Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 113 they talk about the Solo Japanese trailer, May the 4th, and some The Last Jedi stuff, then they move on to their main discussion, The Art of The Phantom Menace. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 57 minute, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Fly Casual: Episode 170 starts off with a poop discussion, and they talk movies. Then they get to Star Wars news, they have a canon/Legends book tangent, go over new books, and the toy report covers Toy Fair and HasLab.

Podcast Network: Betterkind MediaRuntime: 1 hour 36 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Corey, Steve, Garrick, and Mike, Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 171 covers comic reviews for Darth Vader #11, Poe Dameron #24, Doctor Aphra #17, and Thrawn #1. They talk about Star Wars Rebels “Jedi Night” and “DUME”, and they cover rumors.

Podcast Network: Betterkind MediaRuntime: 1 hour 49 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Corey, Garrick, and Mike, Rating: Good

ForceCenter: Star Wars Rebels Series Finale Review – ForceCenter Reacts starts off by going back to “A World Between Worlds” then going through the last two episodes of the show.

Podcast Network: ForceCenterRuntime: 1 hour 29 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Ken, and Joseph, Rating: Good

Full of Sith: Special Release: Dave Filoni includes an interview Bryan did with Dave Filoni prior to seeing the last episode of Star Wars Rebels, then 26 minutes in they switch to audio of podcaster Q&A with Filoni after seeing the episodes. Note this was prior to the screening of the finale.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Bryan, Rating: Good

Full of Sith: Special Release: The Rebels Series Finale – Quick Reaction and Q&A features Bryan and Ryan Call as they talk about Star Wars Rebels and the finale. About 21 minutes in, they have the audio from the cast and crew audience Q&A. It’s not the cleanest audio as there is audience noise, but still good.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Bryan, Rating: Good

Full of Sith: Episode CCLVIII features Mike, Bryan and Holly as they go over the Star Wars Rebels finale. They talk about the Bendu’s prophecy for Thrawn, Hera dropping a hint about her pregnancy earlier in the show, Jacen Syndulla, and their thoughts on the ending. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Mike, Bryan, and Holly, Rating: Good

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 54 covers Star Wars Battlefront 2 as they talk about the game and the campaign story. They get into spoilers, cover the best and worst parts, and give their opinions of the story and multiplayer. Good discussion of the game.

Podcast Network: Hyperspace PodBlastRuntime: 28 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Bryan, and Shelby, Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 26 covers news, then they talk Star Wars Rebels and connections to Mortis and The Last Jedi.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 7 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Becca, and Devon, Rating: Good

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 184 Tim talks about the finale of Star Wars Rebels and his thoughts.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth, Runtime: 7 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Tim, Rating: Good

Let’s Talk Star Wars: Episode 27 covers Star Wars Rebels and the season finale. They talk about their likes and dislikes, their hangups with Ahsoka and Ezra still being alive during the Return of the Jedi time period, time travel, and more. This being the first time I’ve checked this podcast out, it’s not too bad. Very professional sounding, it has that NPR/morning radio talk show vibe, and the three hosts work pretty well together. If you’re looking for a new Star Wars podcast, you might want to give this one a try. Personally, I don’t think this one is going to make my regular rotation.

Podcast Network: amove.tv, Runtime: 58 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Tom, Garrett, and Jennie, Rating: Good

Radio Free Endor: Season 2 Episode 27 covers tweeting to Mark Hamill, news, toys, Battlefront 2, and their review of The Last Jedi. They’re joined by Johnathan Bell as they cover the good and the bad of the movie. Good discussion. Jonathan’s audio was okay, but overall, still a good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jamie, and Paul, Rating: Fun

Radio Free Endor: Season 2 Episode 28 kicks off with what they’ve been up to, they go over the Solo books that were announced, the Solo toys, and the Solo trailers. Then they talk Ready Player One and play through all the trailer music. Nice discussion. They keep it fun. Radio Free Endor is a monthly Star Wars podcast hosted by two Brits. I’ve only checked out a couple episodes so far, but from what I’ve heard, they’re pretty good. They have a lot of fun with it. Worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jamie, and Paul, Rating: Fun

Rebel Yell: From Jedi Night to World Between Worlds discusses four of the final episodes of Star Wars Rebels. They go through each episode for a nice, comprehensive discussion. They discuss the concerns on time travel, and Aaron Goins joins them for a bit to talk about the Lucasfilm screening and the Filoni Q&A.

Podcast Network: Geek Out LoudRuntime: 1 hour 39 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Steve, Teresa, and Erich, Rating: Great

Rebels Chat: Episode 97 covers Star Wars Rebels “Wolves and a Door” and “World Between Worlds.” They talk about their experience at the Lucasfilm screening, then dive into the episodes. From Hera’s goggles, to Stargate and the Mortis gods, they give a nice breakdown of the episodes. They also puzzle through the Mortis stuff and the gateways, and there’s listener feedback.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods NetworkRuntime: 1 hour 56 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Johnamarie, and Maria, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1337 covers Solo and Episode IX updates, Solo book news placing events on the timeline, content of Last Shot, and script rumors.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 12 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Bonus Episode The Last Jedi Shut Out at the Oscars which covers pretty much that, no wins for Star Wars this year, and Allen includes a little bit of extra Oscar/Star Wars history.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 6 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1340 provides a non-spoiler preview of the Star Wars Rebels finale.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1342 covers Star Wars Rebels “Family Reunion – and Farewell.” This is part one of the discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 15 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars: Episode 109 features Marc and Rob as they talk about Less Than 12 Parsecs joining the Commonwealth, and they get into listener comms. They talk about New Alderaan, Boba Fett and Mandalorians, Solo, a buffet of Star Wars, Star Wars Resistance, favorite prequel moments, major turning points in The Last Jedi, and news items like scanning technology, the Episode IX script, and whether J.J. Abrams would direct a movie written by Rian Johnson.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 2 hours, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Marc, and Rob, Rating: Great

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 3.1.18 covers more of J.J. Abrams’ latest comments, and Jason Fry’s comments on The Last Jedi novelization.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 18 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Marc, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 3.2.18 covers rumors of movie date changes, direction of animation, John Williams on Rey’s parents, and Daisy’s comments.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 16 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Marc, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 3.5.18 touches on box office, a John Williams article on Episode IX, questions whether saga films should continue without Williams, and if so, who should replace who, touches on more The Last Jedi deleted scenes, and covers the Solo poster controversy.

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

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 3.6.18 covers a Simon Kinberg movie rumor, The Last Jedi deleted scenes, and touches on the Star Wars Rebels finale which hasn’t aired in the UK yet. Marc keeps it general and doesn’t delve into any spoilers.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Marc, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 3.7.18 covers Solo thoughts, Michael K. Williams comments on Solo, LEGO Millennium Falcon, and Rex on Endor.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 18 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Marc, Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Indiana Jones and the Isle of Deal-Making covers the Jungle Cruise movie, Ready Player One, Lost in Space being rebooted, the Wilhelm scream, UK cereal, old TV specials, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom video game, the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and the TV show Let’s Make a Deal.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 18 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Shazbazzar, and JediShua, Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 319 features Dave and Mikey as they go over the upcoming Spring movies like Death Wish, Red Sparrow, Gringo, Hurricane Heist, The Strangers 2, A Wrinkle in Time, Tomb Raider, Ready Player One, Pacific Rim 2, and more.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 1 minute, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Dave, and Mikey, Rating: Good

The Geek Supreme: Kitten Around with Black Panther is a cat theme episode as they share their thoughts on Black Panther, do some Black Panther trivia, talk Jessica Jones season two, The Last Jedi deleted scenes, and play a cat word game. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Assembly of GeeksRuntime: 59 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Darth Taxus, Scott, Jeff and Regina, Rating: Fun

TSW Kessel Run Newsletter: Episode 3.1.18 for this month’s audio newsletter, Marc goes over site stuff, plans, hardware changes, new reviews sections, YouTube and other stuff.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 30 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Marc, Rating: Good

Who Talks First: Farewell Rebels! Star Wars Rebels: Finale Reaction is a bit different from a lot of the pro-Star Wars Rebels podcasts out there as they don’t hold back on criticisms and hangups. They talk about their dislike of time travel, dislike of Ezra, their thoughts on the epilogue and more. It’s not all bad, as they also talk about the things they liked. Having listened to a lot of podcasts, it’s sometimes nice to hear a different point of view. After their Rebels discussion, they do a spoiler free review of The Last Jedi novelization. Fair warning, this is not a censored podcast.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Solo, and CT, Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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