Podcasts in Review

June 21, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 128 they talk about George’s comments on the Whills, new Star Wars Battlefront II content, Jedi: Fallen Order, then their main topic The Ewok Adventure read-along books. First they talk a little about The Ewok Adventure movies, the continuity of the Ewok universe, and then they listen to the audio for the read-along books. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 129 Dan is joined by guests Din and Taxus as they talk about the characters in Solo, the theme of tribe and family, and whether Han changes. Dan has an audio segment from an event at the Riverfront Museum where he talked about the mythology of Han Solo and his trip to the premier (audio quality for this segment is okay). Dan, Tom and Cory go over the news, George’s comments on the Whills, and SDCC exclusives. Dan talks with his son Jason about The Empire Strikes Back, and Din has a new remix for one of his songs.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Great
Host: Dan
Rating: Good

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 66 kicks off with a little news as they touch on Jedi: Fallen Order and SDCC exclusives, then they review Thrawn #5 and Darth Vader #17. Great comic reviews as always.

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

DorkLair: Episode 43 Bill talks about artist Michael Pasquale, new Batman figure, other toy news, Terminator 2, Tamashii Comic Con news, Star Trek Hot Toys, Optimus Prime and The Toys That Made Us. Then they review the S.H. Figuarts First Order Riot Trooper.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Bill, Chris, and Larry
Rating: Good

ForceCenter: Episode 121 they talk about what they’ve been up to, Tom Kane’s recent comments about Star Wars films in development, Ron Howard’s comments on Solo, Detours update, George’s comments on the Whills, then they discuss the book Star Wars: Most Wanted, which does get into spoilers. Good discussion. Afterwards they cover some listener questions which always leads to some fun discussions. Good episode overall.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Ken, Joseph, and Jennifer
Rating: Good

Geek Out Loud: Episode 238 Steve talks with guest Lucas about toy releases, Lethargic Chewie, toys and collecting, Star Wars, fandom, The Last Jedi, Solo, and Maul.

Podcast Network: Geek Out Loud
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Steve
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 54 goes over reviews, Solo stuff (pre-release discussion, was recorded a while back), and their main topic, what does Star Wars feel like? They talk about the films and fandom. Interesting conversation.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Riley, Jake, Isaac, and Jazmine
Rating: Good

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 68 they compare Rogue One to Solo. Who had the better new characters, use of exiting characters, better aliens, environments, story, the Star Wars feeling, humor, and lasting impressions.

Podcast Network: Hyperspace PodBlast
Runtime: 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Bryan, and Shelby
Rating: Good

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 69 they speculate on how Solo would have changed if certain characters were swapped or certain plots were swapped.

Podcast Network: Hyperspace PodBlast
Runtime: 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Bryan, and Shelby
Rating: Good

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 223 goes over George’s comments on the Whills.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Tim
Rating: Good

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 224 continues the discussion on George’s ideas for the Whills.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Tim
Rating: Good

Mighty Marvel Geeks: Episode 210 features guest John Tyler Christopher as they talk about villains as protagonists in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. This leads into a very interesting discussion on Thanos and his use of the Infinity Gauntlet, particularly why he chose to kill half the galaxy in order to solve the problem of over population. They also talk about the blending of gods and aliens into the real world in the Marvel cinematic universe, the use of Thor: Dark World and Tony Stark to bridge those elements to the audience, and how Starks are the linchpin of the MCU. Plus some speculation for Infinity War part two and a wild idea for the time stone. They wrap up with their comic picks of the week and some Howard the Duck rumors. Great episode with some excellent discussions.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Mike, Eric, and Kylan
Rating: Great

Skytalkers: Family in Star Wars they talk about Celebration tickets and hotels, then dive into Star Wars and family, blood family and found family. They talk about Star Wars Rebels, Rogue One, Solo and the sequel films.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 215 covers this day in history, Rich goes over a letter from Ralph McQuarrie he got as a kid which is pretty cool, they touch on things inspired by Ralph, then Sarah interviews someone about the Falcon experience and talks about what that experience was like as well as getting to see the Solo costumes. They talk about the Solo press conference and have some audio highlights from it. They have part two of their interview with Dee Tails who talks about which Cloud Rider he was and who the other Cloud Riders were. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1441 goes over the train robbery with info from the guide.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1442 goes over Dryden’s yacht and the things in it as Allen continues going over Solo and DK’s guide to the movie.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1443 talks about Lando going over the info from the DK guide.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1444 goes over Kessel and Savareen via the DK guide info.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1445 goes over Solo‘s fourth weekend box office numbers.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1446 goes over Tom Kane’s comments at All Star Comic Con on the Star Wars films in development.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1447 focuses on the droids controlling things on Kessel.

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

Star Wars Report: Episode 335 Bruce, Matt, Mark and Michael talk Solo, Han as a father, Qi’ra’s sacrifice, underworld aspect, George’s comments on the Whills, when they think we’ll get more details on Star Wars: Resistance, rumors of Kathleen Kennedy stepping down, Jedi: Fallen Order video game, Chewbacca book, and the Our Universe Lando cape. Good episode and funny ending.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Bruce
Rating: Good

Star Wars Weekly Podcast: Episode 16 they talk about Amy Ratcliffe’s Star Wars book, Claudia Gray being on The Star Wars Show, Jedi: Fallen Order video game, Star Wars Battlefront II new content, news on Rian Johnson trilogy, the under performance for Solo but support for Kathleen Kennedy, George’s Whills idea, video game thoughts, and thoughts on future Star Wars stories. Great episode. Good hosts who are interesting and engaging, good flow to the discussions, and audio quality was excellent except for some ice drinks on mic.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour
Audio Quality: Great
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Adam, Grant, and Ben
Rating: Great

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 57 they talk Celebration, wind chimes, they cover the news, Star Wars Battlefront II updates, Jedi: Fallen Order, and they have convention news via their Skystalking segment. Then they talk Solo, the portrayal of Corellia, the White Worms, Lady Proxima, L3 being part of the Falcon, droids free will, mentors, and Qi’ra. They have a TFA skit with Han and Balatik, then they discuss Qi’ra’s motivations in leaving Han behind. They go over poll results on who should get the next Star Wars story movie, and they discuss where they would go in Star Wars for a summer vacation. Great episode with some excellent discussion, some news, and some laughs.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, Darth Taxus, and Jay
Rating: Great

Talk Star Wars: Episode 123 they talk box office numbers, tackle listener questions, Solo stuff, spin off ideas, what movie viewing orders should be, George’s thoughts on the Whills, and Jedi: Fallen Order. Fun discussion, but I have been noticing some odd mic noises from Brad’s mic. It’s minor but noticeable.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Excellent
Host: Rob, and Brad
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 6 features an interview with author J.W. Rinzler which covers his interest in George Lucas, working for Lucasfilm, his work on the Vissionaries comic, the making of books, Frames, The Star Wars, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and more. Great interview. Definitely worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Editing: Excellent
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Great

Tatooine Sons: Episode 29 they talk Star Wars, Father’s Day, reviews, Maul, new LEGO sets, new Sith Lord in canon, they go over the comics Thrawn #5 and Darth Vader #17, video game news with Star Wars Battlefront II and Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars: Resistance, and they talk father figures in Star Wars. They go over an article Bryan Young wrote, and they go over George’s ideas on the Whills. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Editing: Good
Host: David, Nate, and Samuel
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Summer Vacation in The Great Outdoors they catch up, talk about Mr. Rogers documentary, cereal buffets, outdoor jokes, Alexa Echo being turned into L3, Joseph Campbell mini-series, Rocketeer cartoon, Disney park news, Galaxy’s Edge, Willow 2 being talked about, cereal discussion, the movie The Great Outdoors, and listener feedback.

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

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 331 is a live show from Magic City Con 2018 featuring Dave and Mikey. They do some Star Wars trivia, and go over their top 5 disaster movies. Afterwards, they have some audio of their conversation with Ming from Comic Book Men. They talk about going to the movies, Solo‘s box office, DC, comic adaptations, and favorite movies. Then they talk with Jeremy London about about Kevin Smith movies and Gods and Generals.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Good
Hosts: Dave, and Mikey
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 332 is a reflicktions episode as Dave, Mikey and Dr. Earl go over the movies they’ve recently seen including so new films like Action Point, Ocean’s Eight, Incredibles 2, Tag, and Solo. Afterwards they go over their top five films of 2018 so far, and they do Davesplosion. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Good
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Resistance Broadcast: Our Top 12 Moments in Solo they start off with whether Solo will get a sequel, should George comment on toxic fandom, the Marvel and Star Wars comparison, then they discuss their twelve favorite moments from Solo. Plus there’s listener feedback on favorite moments.

Podcast Network: N/A, 
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: John, James, and Lacey
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 53 they talk Solo some more, listener feedback, ForceLink update, and then they talk with author Adam Bray. They talk about Star Wars, his fandom, computers, the Holiday Special, collecting, and picking and choosing what to collect. Great discussion covering Star Wars, internet treasures, collectibles and new purchases.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Great

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode XCIX lot of tangents in this episode as they talk about Rey. They talk about expectations for the character for Episode IX, diversity, mistakes, training, favorite Rey moments, lot of shots fired at Rebel Force Radio, why they thought Solo under performed, and thoughts on spin off movies. Not the most focused episode, but okay.

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

The Soundtrack Show: Bonus Episode – Star Wars: a Musical Commentary (Part I) covers Williams using Stravinsky, dubbing, production dialog, film and opera, TIE elephant sounds, and more. This one covers the first half of the movie. Great commentary.

Podcast Network: HowStuffWorks
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

The Star Wars Escape Podcast: Episode 25 is an older episode, but I’m a big fan of author John Jackson Miller and this one is an interview episode. They talk with John about his thoughts on Solo and Solo trailer (this was back in April), they talk Star Wars, Kenobi, Knights of the Old Republic, Rae Sloan, the old Marvel Star Wars comics, Star Wars Adventures, Star Trek, Halo and Comichron.

Podcast Network: N/A 
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Alex, and Mac
Rating: Good

Toy Run: Episode 112 they talk Celebration, Hasbro SDCC exclusives, other exclusives, Veers, Gammorean delayed, Toytopia, toy runs and acquisitions, toy release speculations, thoughts on what Hasbro is putting out and how often.

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

Who Talks First: Star Wars ‘Fans’ and Solo Script Doctor they talk Celebration, social media harassment, George’s comments on the Whills, and what they would have changed in Solo as there were things they didn’t like about it. They give fair warning not to listen to that part if you don’t want to. It kicks in at 26 minutes. They start off with their thoughts on why they think the turn out for the film was so low. They share their thoughts on why a Boba Fett film would not be a good idea, and why a Obi-Wan movie would be a good idea. Then they get around to their script doctor ideas. Keep in mind, they did not like Solo, at all.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Solo, and CT
Rating: Okay

Wookiee Radio: Episode 70 they talk about the upcoming and rumored Star Wars films, details on Jon Favreau’s Star Wars TV show, San Diego Comic Con exclusives, the Hasbro hover tank, Kasdans’ comments on Maul, Jedi: Fallen Order news, George’s comments on the Whills, and Detours. Good episode.

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

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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