Podcasts in Review

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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 109 covers garrison news, troop reports, and they talk about Solo.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 45 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, Marcus, and Nicky, Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 119 they talk Solo, the Denny’s Solo promotion, the Denny’s Solo commercial, Therm Scissorpunch, and then they get to their main discussion – puppet Yoda. They start with The Empire Strikes Back, the development of Yoda, the idea of using a monkey in a suit, who was involved, the sculpt, the puppet, the puppeteers, Deep Roy’s work as Yoda, the voice of Yoda, the Return of the Jedi puppet, and The Phantom Menace puppet.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 53 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 164 covers Garry Whitta working on The Last Starfighter, Rian Johnson and the new Star Wars trilogy, Solo toy hunting, and they dive into a discussion on the Solo figures that are out or coming out, and new figures that they’ve got or are looking for. Lots of fun toy discussion in this one.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun

Bright Tree Radio: Episode 29 starts with some preamble discussions, then they discuss death in Star Wars. They go over the importance of death, it’s role in the animated shows, the films, the significance of Shmi’s death, and the amount of death in Revenge of the Sith. They debate whether Dooku’s death was more significant than Shmi’s death, and whether Snoke’s death was more important than Luke’s. They also go over the death in Rogue One, and the lack of death in The Empire Strikes Back despite that being considered one of the darker movies in the saga. They dip in the books as they talk about the saddest deaths in Star Wars, and wrap up with who they think will die in Episode IX. For a topic like death, this was actually a really great discussion. Definitely worth listening to.

Podcast Network: Bright Tree RadioRuntime: 1 hour 24 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Sophie, and Phil, Rating: Great

Children of the Force: Reaction Corps – Solo Trailer they breakdown the trailer pretty thoroughly, highlighting the aliens, touching on the believability of Alden as Han, the Mythosaur symbol, and more.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 58 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam, Rating: Good

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 116 features Dan and Jeff McGee as they talk about The Last Jedi Blu-ray. They go over the documentary, deleted scenes and the other bonus features. Tom also joins them for the news. Good episode, but Jeff’s audio does cut out a little every now and then. It’s very very brief, so you don’t lose any words.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi, Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Good, Host: Dan Z, Rating: Good

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 118 starts with guest Riley Blanton as they talk about the state of Star Wars movies. Riley’s audio isn’t the best, but it isn’t too bad. Then Dan talks with Stephen Stanton about the Solo film and his work for the Starlight Foundation. Tom comes on for the news, and they talk Solo products. There’s some dead air, then Dan speaks with Dr. Annalise Ophelian about Star Wars and Looking For Leia.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi, Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Good, Host: Dan Z, Rating: Good

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 54 they talk about the new Star Wars Marvel editor, then they review Star Wars #45 and Poe Dameron #25.

Podcast Network: Coffee With KenobiRuntime: 1 hour 6 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Good, Hosts: Matt, and Jeff, Rating: Great

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 55 touches on the news and reviews Doctor Aphra #18. Great review, but there is a moment of dead air in first half of the episode. No biggie, though, just give it a minute and it’ll pass.

Podcast Network: Coffee With KenobiRuntime: 48 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Good, Hosts: Matt, and Jeff, Rating: Great

DorkLair: Episode 32 they talk about their collections and how they display them, they talk about HasLab, news, and they review the S.H. Figuarts Blackhole stormtrooper figure covering the paint app and articulation.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 3 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Bill, and Bryan, Rating: Good

DorkLair: Episode 33 covers the Marvel S.H. Figuarts figures. They talk about how the line differs from the Star Wars line, go over Figuarts news, listener feedback, then review the S.H. Figuarts Iron Man Mk III. They also touch on the success of HasLab’s sail barge.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 16 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Bill, and Chris, Rating: Good

DorkLair: Episode 34 they talk about the new Black Series and Solo figures, the newly revealed S.H. Figuarts Mimban stormtrooper and Solo Chewbacca, new Bandai Falcon, they go over MAFEX Spider-man, and they review the S.H. Figuarts Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi. They talk about the paint app on the heads, the amount of hands, and the differences between the two Figuarts Kenobi’s.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 7 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Bill, and Chris, Rating: Good

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 60 covers the importance of non-canon Star Wars stories. They talk about not having to like everything, as well as not having to read everything.

Podcast Network: Hyperspace PodBlastRuntime: 24 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Bryan, and Shelby, Rating: Good

Lattes With Leia: Episode 27 they talk a little about the bonus features for The Last Jedi and Looking For Leia. Amy talks about her trip to Ireland, being their for St. Patrick’s Day, and visiting The Last Jedi location shoots including Skellig Michael Island. Then they talk Star Wars Rebels for their main discussion, covering the end of the show, which does get into spoilers.

Podcast Network: Coffee With KenobiRuntime: 1 hour 18 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Amy, and Andrea, Rating: Good

Me and My Padawan: Episode 14 they go over the Solo toys, they discuss the Solo trailer, and then they talk Ready Player One. Interestingly enough, Braden didn’t like it.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 43 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Ryan, and Braden, Rating: Fun

Rebel Force Radio: Solo: The Second Trailer Review features Jimmy and Jason as they go through the trailer and break it down. They talk about Dryden Vos and play some audio of Michael K. Williams talking about the CGI version of the character. Jimmy catches a similarity between the guitar riff in the trailer and a Zeppelin guitar riff.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force RadioRuntime: 1 hour 4 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jimmy, and Jason, Rating: Good

Skytalkers: Visions, Caves, and Premonitions in Star Wars they talk about the purpose and role of visions in Star Wars, then breakdown all the visions in the saga starting with the prequels, moving on to the original trilogy, and ending with the sequel trilogy. They also touch on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods NetworkRuntime: 1 hour 46 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte, Rating: Great

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 209 goes over celebrity birthdays, Solo, Denny’s Solo promotion, the Solo trailer, the music, the Cloudriders, and then they talk with Drew about The Last Jedi guide books as they highlight some of the facts from them. Plus there’s bloopers after the credits.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 47 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Sarah, and Richard, Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1360 covers the CGI short film “Reflections” by NVIDIA and ILMxLAB.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 10 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1361 returns to The Last Jedi novelization as Allen looks at the dynamic between Rose and Finn.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 10 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1362 covers Luke’s second and third lesson to Rey from the novelization of The Last Jedi.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 11 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1363 goes over the extra details from Finn and Rose’s adventure on Canto Bight as depicted in the novelization.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 11 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1364 goes over Poe’s mutiny, what lead up to it, and the extra stuff in the novelization.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 10 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1365 goes over Rey’s departure from Ahch-To, her showdown with Luke and arrival on the Supremacy. as Allen continues to cover the extra content provided in The Last Jedi novelization.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 9 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1366 covers the parts in the novelization where Luke opens himself up to the Force and, not shown in the movie, decides to help Rey, but then comes to an about face. It also touches on the elements of the cosmic Force.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 8 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1367 goes crazy with porgs. Prepare yourself for about five minutes of Allen singing the word porg. So glad I don’t do the porg count anymore. If I did, Allen would probably have taken the title for most mentions of the word porg as I’m pretty sure even Brews and Blasters could only do three minutes of porg, which got them the title. And if you don’t catch it, this is of course Allen’s April Fool’s Day episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 8 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Funny

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1368 goes over Yoda, Luke and the Jedi library content of the novelization.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 9 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1369 goes over the extra content of Rose, Finn and DJ on the Supremacy.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 10 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1370 goes over the Resistance, details like how many shuttles survived, Crait info, Holdo’s motivations, and the impact of destroying the Supremacy.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1371 goes over the slapstick moments on the Supremacy, getting inside BB-8’s head, and some other stuff.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1372 dives into some of the insights on Snoke and Kylo during their confrontation, and touches on the materials the novelization drew upon.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1373 takes a break from The Last Jedi novelization coverage to take a look at the significance of the number 30 in Star Wars.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1374 dives back into The Last Jedi, but this time with an interview with the author, Jason Fry. The talk about the book, this being Jason’s first novelization, negative reactions to the film, going to Skywalker Ranch, meeting Rian Johnson, writing the death of Luke, the prologue, the cosmic Force and more. Great interview.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 44 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1375 goes over the history of Snoke and the First Order.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1381 goes over toy reveals from the Solo toys.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 11 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1382 covers why Rey didn’t kill Kylo after their fight on the Supremacy when he was unconscious, delving into the reasons given in the novelization.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 11 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1384 covers some of the extra details on the battle of Crait mentioned in The Last Jedi novelization, as wells as the questions answered and not answered.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 11 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 52 covers news, Star Wars news, HasLab, new Galactic Empire album, “You Say Goodbye, I Say Reylo” comedy bits which are pretty funny, new That’s So Wizard segment on latest Star Wars fashion items including new Po-Zu shoes. They talk about Denny’s Solo promotion, Therm Scissorpunch, Hot Toys, the recognizability and allure of the Millennium Falcon, poll results and more. Great episode with lots of humor.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 31 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Dennis, Darth Taxus, and Jay, Rating: Great

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 52.50 Dennis and Darth Taxus talk about their experience at FAN EXPO Dallas 2018. They have the audio of Taxus asking Billy Dee a question at his panel. Taxus talks about the panel, Dennis talks about the Cary Elwes panel and his stories about The Princess Bride. They met Anthony Daniels, they share his story about the Krayt dragon bones and Star Wars in Concert, and they talk about his panel. They have some audio clips from the Anthony Daniels panel. And they talk merchandise,  other people they met, cosplay and more audio clips.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 18 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Dennis, and Darth Taxus, Rating: Great

Talk Star Wars: Episode 114 they talk about The Last Jedi, answer listener questions, discuss Obi-Wan not being in TLJ, and other stuff. Then they breakdown the Solo trailer. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 1 hour 52 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Marc, and Rob, Rating: Great

Tatooine Sons: Episode 20 they talk porg naming, Rey’s parents, cover listener questions, they discuss Tarkin’s motivations in blowing up Alderaan, Luke and Vader fighting, the Solo trailer, and whether Han’s theme might be a guitar solo. Nice thorough breakdown of the trailer. Afterwards they switch things up with a what if discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 1 hour 12 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: David, Nate, and Samuel, Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: TechnoRetro Dads Go Crazy for Adventure on Atari 2600 includes jokes, news, Aramada getting greenlit for a movie, Necco wafers in jeopardy, Read It Forward, Spyro getting remastered, a spotlight for a Mad Max podcast, TRON LEGO, the new Solo trailer, Funko cereal, Prince, and Mrs. Shua joins them to talk about the Atari game Adventure. Plus they talk Madballs and listener feedback.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Shazbazzar, and JediShua, Rating: Fun

The Fanitarium: The Future of Marvel features Jeremiah, Travis and special guest Adam Bray as Adam talks about his latest Marvel book, and then they discuss the Marvel films and what the future looks like. They speculate on who might die in Infinity War, they talk television, tackle listener questions, and touch on the Tell Tale Games in a bit of a tangent. Good episode.

Podcast Network: The FanitariumRuntime: 59 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jeremiah, and Travis, Rating: Good

The Fanitarium: The Strange Case of Stan Lee features Jeremiah and Travis as they talk about the elder abuse story with Stan Lee, the troubled history with his daughter, and growing concern. Very informative episode, good way to catch on the issue if you haven’t been following it. Only issue is Travis’ audio is a little echoey, but not that big of a deal.

Podcast Network: The FanitariumRuntime: 37 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jeremiah, and Travis, Rating: Good

The Geek Supreme: Ready Player Fun With Rick and Morty starts with Regina’s Pearl Harbor address, then they talk about the movie Ready Player One. They get into nostalgic games, movies and TV shows. They also talk about Rick and Morty, have some roleplaying fun, and then discuss which Avengers they think might die in Infinity War.

Podcast Network: Assembly of GeeksRuntime: 1 hour 4 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Darth Taxus, Scott, Jeff and Regina, Rating: Fun

The Sandcrawler: Episode 49 they chat about miscellaneous stuff, they touch on Solo premiering at Cannes, them looking forward to the break between Solo and Episode IX, sail barge being successfully backed, the Solo trailer, Funko reveals, new Solo toys and products, and the Denny’s Solo promotion. Fun episode. If you’re looking for a nice, laid back podcast that centers on Star Wars toys and collecting, but edges more toward discussion than straight news, The Sandcrawler is a great one to check out.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Dan, and Mac, Rating: Fun

Toy Run: Episode 105 goes over the Solo trailer, Friday toy releases, toy news, toy runs and toy finds, and they go over the new Solo figures, re-releases and figure updates.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Criz, and Jake, Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 61 covers the Solo trailer as they talk Mandalorian coins, Cloudriders and more. They also go over the new toys, case assortments, other new Solo products, Mark Hamill’s latest comments on Luke Skywalker, and Ashley Eckstein’s new book. Good episode.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks NetworkRuntime: 58 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Ken, Derrick, and Mike, Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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