Podcasts in Review

June 14, 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. Fair warning, I’m no longer avoiding Solo spoilers in the review descriptions.

Blast Points Podcast: Bonus Points Episode – Solo Listener Reviews is dedicated to listener voicemails weighing on Solo. If you want to know what the people think, then this one is for you.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Bonus Episode – Interview With the Solo Premiere’s L3-37, Darren Moser covers Darren’s experience cosplaying at the the Solo premier, making the costume, meeting the actors and ILM members, how she’s different from K2-SO, and his thoughts on L3 in Solo. Plus some listener feedback.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 127 they talk Celebration news, speculate on panels, touch on Episode IX’s new production title, and for their main discussion, they cover The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story. They talk about Kura, Tanaab, the Kasdan quotes in the book, punk rock inspirations, the squid monkey, Enfys Nest’s ship, the feral Ewok, Pykes, the bubba TIE, the color script and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 171 they talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story: The Official Guide. They highlight cool things from different parts of the book, then switch gears to need’em got’em as Joe opens up Qi’ra, Chewbacca and Moloch. They go over listener emails which leads into some good discussions. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Bright Tree Radio: Episode 32 they start off with the Boba Fett movie rumors, then head into Solo. They share their general thoughts, they talk about the box office performance, then they do their top ten things for the movie, which is a neat way to frame the discussion. They talk about things like the aliens, L3, the train job, Qi’ra, the Kessel Run, Enfys Nest, Kessel, Maul, and they get into honorable mentions. There is a minor audio issue for the “Jar Jar’s Jabberings” segment as the audio overlaps, otherwise a great episode. They keep it fun.

Podcast Network: Bright Tree Radio
Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Sophie, and Phil
Rating: Great

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 128 features Dan, Cory, Tom Gross, Matt Moore, Jeff McGee, Aaron Harris, and Randy Therio as they talk Solo. They share their general thoughts, thoughts on Alden, thoughts on Maul, the things they loved, their top ten things, the things they didn’t like, the Millennium Falcon as a character, whether Han changed, their Solo ranking and more. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 2 hours 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Editing: Good
Host: Dan
Rating: Great

Comic Book Noob: Bushmaster they talk about the new Luke Cage villain for the next season of the TV show and his comic book origins. They talk about his powers, his backstory, and their reading recommendations.

Podcast Network: Assembly of Geeks
Runtime: 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Regina, and Matt
Rating: Good

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 63 they touch on Solo, the news for the Beckett one shot comic, and the new issue of A Star Wars Comic. Then they review The Last Jedi #2, Doctor Aphra #20, A Star Wars Comic #15, Star Wars #48, and Star Wars Annual #4.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Matt, and Jeff
Rating: Great

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 63.1 is a Young Padawan Edition with Matt, Amy, Emily, Micah and Jerry. They go over Star Wars Adventures #6, #7, and #8.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Matt, Amy, Emily, Micah, and Jerry
Rating: Good

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 64 starts with a little Celebration news, then they review Lando – Double or Nothing #1.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 43 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Matt, and Jeff
Rating: Great

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 65 they review The Last Jedi #3, and Star Wars #49. Fun, thorough, insightful comic discussions as always.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Matt, and Jeff
Rating: Great

Fly Casual: Episode 184 continues their Solo discussion as they talk box office, the divisiveness of The Last Jedi (don’t worry, they don’t get carried away on that subject), looking over Rotten Tomato reviews, and taking a closer looks at some of the legitimate issues some fans have with the movie like pacing, Han’s last name, and Star Wars fatigue.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Great
Hosts: Corey, Steve, Garrick, and Mike
Rating: Good

ForceCenter: Episode 119 they go over Amy Ratcliffe’s new book, the cut scenes in Solo, the Kasdans’ comments on Maul, and then they discuss Rogue One and Solo. Which is better, the biggest differences between them, whether Jyn should ever meet Han, and other stuff. Fun discussion. Plus listener questions.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Ken, Joseph, and Jennifer
Rating: Fun

Full of Sith: Episode CCLXXI marks the return of Mike as he shares his thoughts on Solo and Maul. They talk some Solo, then get into listener emails on various subjects. Later in the episode, Bryan interviews Dan Jemele about MX-4D theater seats and his Star Wars fandom.

Podcast Network: N/A, 
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Mike, Holly, and Bryan
Rating: Good

Full of Sith: Episode CCLXXII covers the Kelly Marie Tran issue and harassment groups, and later on they tackle some listener feedback.

Podcast Network: N/A, 
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Good
Hosts: Mike, Holly, and Bryan
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 53 is their follow-up Solo discussion after having seen it a couple times. They talk about their changes in opinion, things they liked, things they missed, and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Riley, Jake, Isaac, and Jazmine
Rating: Good

Idiot’s Array: Episode 68 covers an interesting topic – reluctant heroes. They talk about what a reluctant hero is, they highlight some reluctant heroes in Star Wars like Rey, Han in Solo, and they get into some more targeted discussions like could Kylo or C-3PO be considered reluctant heroes. They compare Kanan, the reluctant hero, to Hera, the willing hero. They also go over Han’s change from a reluctant hero in Solo to a full on hero in The Force Awakens. Great discussion. Worth checking out. The audio does take a hit though as you can hear some faint speaker hum in the background (like when you have a speaker turned up way too high to listen to something quiet, and you can hear a hum). No Mark in this episode.

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 43 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Editing: Excellent
Host: Alan, and Ryder
Rating: Great

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 33 they talk Celebration, hotels and tickets selling out, and trying to get things squared away. Then they touch on news for Galaxy’s Edge, they talk about the Kelly Marie Tran issue, Star Wars Battlefront II updates, Episode IX, and the Most Wanted book (don’t worry, no spoilers). Good episode. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Fun

Making Tracks: Episode 3 covers the Kelly Marie Tran issue, audio from Mark’s appearance on a news outlet talking about the issue, afterwards Mark and Dave talk about toxicity and fandom, then Mark talks with Martin Keeler, Richard Hutchinson, Richard Mitchell, and Kyle Bayliss at Collectormania about Solo. Then Mark talks with Dee Tails about his role in Solo and his experience with it.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Mark, and Dave
Rating: Good

Radio Free Endor: Season 2 Episode 31 features Jamie, Chris and Paul as they cover the news, Jon Favreau’s Star Wars show, Willow news, a recent Alden interview, reviews and feedback, and some pre-Solo thoughts. Then they get some fan reactions right after the movie, go over the Obi-Wan movie rumors, share their thoughts on new Star Wars movies, and guest Brian Cameron comes on to talk Obi-Wan stuff.

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

Rebel Force Radio: Solo Review #3 Jimmy and Jason talk with Paul, FJ, and Kyle as they discuss Solo. Eventually the topic shifts to The Last Jedi and whether that film affected the low turn out for Solo and their thoughts on where that movie went wrong. Some of the guest audio quality isn’t the greatest. As a fan of The Last Jedi, and being brutally honest, I don’t have any interest anymore in hearing anyone complain about The Last Jedi, which Kyle ends up devoting a good chunk of this discussion to. Okay episode.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jimmy, and Jason
Rating: Okay

Rebel Force Radio: Episode 6.8.2018 they touch on the Kelly Marie Tran issue, they talk about the Chuck Wendig kerfuffle, and that leads them into a discussion on LFL creators and their responsibility as ambassadors for the franchise. Great discussion. Plus they dive into listener feedback.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jimmy, and Jason
Rating: Great

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 214 they go over “This time in history” stuff, they touch on seeing Solo in 3D as well as seeing in multiple times and new things they’ve noticed. Afterwards they talk with Dee Tails about his work on Solo. He talks about playing Quay Tolsite, wearing the mask, the effects, the control room scene and the droids in there, and Beckett’s skiff guard disguise. He talks about meeting Woody Harrelson, watching him twirl the guns, doing the voice of Tolsite, who directed certain scenes, who played Therm Scissorpunch, and the background character he played in the first sabacc game. Great conversation with fun stories and lots of cool insight. Afterwards they have some listener feedback and bloopers. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1434 is a Celebration update covering what tickets are already sold out and the hotel scarcity issue.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1438 goes over Solo‘s third weekend and the box office performance.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1440 goes over Mimban via the information in DK’s Solo: A Star Wars Story: The Official Guide.

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

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 56.1 Dennis and Taxus go over the “Burning Seas” arc for the Darth Vader comic series. They go over the characters and the story, and delve into Jedi Barr and his ulterior motives and dubious nature. Great comic discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Darth Taxus
Rating: Great

Talk Star Wars: Episode 122 they talk Solo box office numbers, the Kelly Marie Tran issue, Solo, the soundtrack, book wants, spin off films, stories they’d like to see, Maul and more.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Rob, and Brad
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 5 features an interview with Don Bies who talks about his start in the film industry, working on films like Witches of Eastwick and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and of course his work on Star Wars. He shares stories and talks about the work he did for the special editions and the prequels. Plus he touches on his latest project. Some great stories about the stuff they did behind-the-scenes with R2.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Great

TechnoRetro Dads: The Big Mile-High Episode with Air Hockey Shaz isn’t on this episode, but JediShua brings in guest co-host Tony Soehner. They kick off with some growing up jokes and air hockey, then talk news (Mrs. Shua joins them at that point). They talk about Galaxy’s Edge, The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on vinyl, and more. Then they talk air hockey for the arcade segment. For their movie segment, they cover Big. Plus listener feedback on Avengers: Infinity War.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: JediShua
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 329 kicks off with a Rotten Tomato score game, then they go over all of the movies for the summer weekend-by-weekend providing listeners a preview of what’s to coming and what the hosts are looking forward to.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Great
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 330 Dave and Mikey go over movie anniversaries, then they do their “Islands of Streaming” discussion going over their current movie recommendations on streaming services.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, and Mikey
Rating: Good

The Empire Film Podcast: Solo Spoiler Special Ft. Ron Howard includes about 30 minute interview with Ron Howard covering Solo. Ron talks about the placeholder for what became Maul, Qi’ra’s reasoning at the end of the movie, working with Pablo, the syndicates, Dryden, working with Warwick, working with the actors, talking with Harrison and getting feedback, and adding the monster for the Kessel run. The interview ends at the 33 minute mark which is where I stopped listening (time is precious and seeing that 2 hour runtime for the episode scared me off). Good interview and definitely worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Chris, Helen, James, and Ben
Rating: N/A

The Geek Supreme: Jokers, Trailers & Haters they do movie score predictions for Ant-Man and the Wasp, they talk about My Hero Academia, share their thoughts on recent movie trailers like Predator, Bumblebee, Spiderverse, The LEGO Movie 2, and they talk about the rumors on Jared Leto’s Joker movie. They do their Joker movie pitches for DC, and they try to flummox Taxus with bizarre words. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Assembly of Geeks
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Darth Taxus, Scott, Jeff and Regina
Rating: Fun

The Jedi Archives Podcast: Interlude – Solo includes their discussion on the film touching on themes, characters, what worked, comparisons to The Last Jedi, why they didn’t think L3 worked, and their favorite moments. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Great
Hosts: Meghan, and Mark
Rating: Fun

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode XCVIII features guest Omar as they discuss R-rated Star Wars. Sex scenes, violence, what would people want to see, and what would earn an R-rating. F-bombs? Plus listener feedback on R-rated Star Wars, plus the possibility of R-rated Star Wars on their upcoming streaming service. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Ash
Rating: Great

The Soundtrack Show: Bonus: Star Wars: a Musical Movie Commentary (Part II) is the second part of Dave’s musical commentary for A New Hope. So it’s a movie commentary track, following along with the movie as you watch it, but specifically for the music. Pretty cool. Dave talks about John Williams quoting Psycho, the switches between loop and production dialog, the tricks to mixing, rig modulation and more. Great episode.

Podcast Network: HowStuffWorks
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

Wookiee Radio: Episode 69 features a bunch of guests as they do a round table discuss for Solo and the current state of Star Wars. Guests include Marvel Star Wars comic cover artist John Tyler Christopher, Jeremy (The Neverland Podcast), Dale (Network 1901), Jim (The Falcon’s Lounge) and me. We talked about whether we felt Solo was a success or a failure, what the issues were, the anticipation factor, thoughts on whether they need someone to oversee all the films, the role of storygroup, comparisons between the prequels and sequels, rumors of Kathleen Kennedy stepping down or taking over Bob Iger’s role, our final thoughts on Solo and more. Lots of guests means lots of viewpoints and opinions which resulted in a nice variety. Great discussion overall.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Editing: Great
Hosts: Ken, Derrick, and Mike
Rating: Great

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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