Podcasts in Review

July 12, 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: Episode 129 Jason and Gabe talk about their trip to Ace Comic Con and play the audio from their two panels. First up, Weird Star Wars which includes the Richard Pryor special, The Holiday Special, Turkish Star Wars, Japanese George Lucas commercials, The George Lucas Super Live Adventure, and more. The second panel has the audience doing trivia from the Rusty Miller quiz book, with a commtech chip bonus round. Not too bad of an episode to listen to, but I bet it would have been really fun to be there.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good

Blast Points: Episode 130 is dedicated to Captain Canady. They cover some Episode IX rumors, then they celebrate Canady Day. They go over his bio, his lines in The Last Jedi, and they share some poems and music provided by listeners. If you’re a Canady fan, you won’t want to miss this one.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

DorkLair: Episode 46 goes over what they’ve been up to, then they rundown some toy news covering Sideshow Yoda, Hot Toys Captain America, Super7 Alien Hammerhead, BeastWars, Voltron, Terminator, Jurassic Park, and then they review the S.H. Figuarts old Ben Kenobi. They go over the different hoods, articulation, accessories and paint application. Great review of the figure.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Bill, Chris, and Larry
Rating: Good

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 59 they talk about an event at Disney World and seeing Ashley Eckstein, Mark Hamill’s comment on never meeting Natalie Portman, Captain Marvel news, Bumblebee news, female film writers and creators, Star Wars Celebration, Forces of Destiny fan response, they talk with Becca Harrison about the screentime of women in the Star Wars films, and they talk with Amy Richnau about 365 Star Wars Women. They also talk about the issues with Val’s sacrifice in Solo, and they talk about who they would like to meet at Galaxy’s Edge. Good episode with lots of good topics and good guests.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Tricia, Teresa, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Fangirls Going Rogue: You Talk We Listen #2 features Tricia and Sarah at Geek Girl Con as they talk with Maggie Nowakowska and Tish Wells about fan fic, Star Wars and fandom. Interesting conversation.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Tricia, and Sarah
Rating: Great

Fauxthentic History: Planets of the Galaxy touches on more than a half dozen planets in the Star Wars galaxy as they go over Naboo, Coruscant, Tatooine, Kashyyyk, Lothal, Mustafar, Christophsis, Corellia, Jakku and more. The go into more detail with some than others, touching on the planets history, geography, and significance. Depending on your level of Star Wars knowledge, you might learn a thing or two.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 29 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Brian, and Holly
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 185 begins with some Star Trek chat, then they talk Star Wars news, Solo box office, standalone movie rumors, the state of things, social media and fandom, the remake The Last Jedi people, Saturn Awards, Star Wars Cannonball Run, and they go over toy news in the toy report segment. Some good discussion in this one as they dig into social media and what’s going on right now in fandom and Star Wars.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 2 hours 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Steve, Garrick, and Mike
Rating: Great

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 57 they talk about their favorite moments from their least favorite Star Wars movies which leads to some interesting discussion. Afterwards they talk social media, fandom, and the most tired opinions in Star Wars. Fun episode.

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

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 72 they talk about actors and their roles in Star Wars, the casting choices, and using big name actors versus no name actors, as well as voice acting. Good topic and interesting discussion.

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

Jedi Journals: July 2018 goes over the Poe Dameron comic series coming to an end, Jay and Dennis go over Star Wars Vol. 7: Ashes of Jedha, then Jay and Chris go over the news, upcoming releases, and they review Last Shot. Afterwards they talk with Cole Horton about working on Star Wars books, EA and Maker Lab. Great podcast for Star Wars lit fans.

Podcast Network: TheForce.net
Runtime: 2 hours 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jay, and Chris
Rating: Good

Lattes With Leia: Episode 30 they talk Ewoks, touch on the Solo reference book, the Creatures and Aliens book, they talk about the the film (Solo), how fun it was, strengths of the movie, the characters, the droids, and some of their issues with the movie. Nice discussion overall. This episode is primarily a Solo movie discussion, so if that’s what you’re looking for, give this one a shot.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Amy, and Andrea
Rating: Good

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 228 goes over Tim’s top five things he would like to experience with his senses in the Star Wars universe. Definitely not your typical topic. Tim picks one for each sense.

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

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 232 is guest hosted by Ben from The Skyhoppers Podcast as he talks about the Star Wars West End Games RPG.

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

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 234 is guest hosted by Dave Marrs as he goes over his top five Star Wars easter eggs.

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

Making Tracks: Episode 4 goes over Billy Dee being in Episode IX, Marc talks with Star Wars sculptor Martin Rezard, and Aidan Cook (Benthic in Rogue One), Dave talks about his porg cosplay, they go over the standalone movie rumors, then Mark talks with Andrew Jack who has been a dialect coach on a lot of movies, including Star Wars, and plays the character Major Ematt. Great little interview there. I’d actually like to hear more from him, especially on his work with the alien dialog.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Mark, and Dave
Rating: Great

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 217 covers this day in history stuff, they go over some Thrawn: Alliances news, and then listener feedback on why Star Wars makes us happy. Afterwards Mark Newbold joins them to talk about his new podcast Making Tracks, and the other podcasts that Fantha Tracks is doing or has in the works. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 218 features guest Dave Parfitt as they go over this day in history stuff, Pixar Pier, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. They do get into spoilers as they go over their initial thoughts on the movie, what they liked, and what they didn’t like. They also discuss the mid credit scene, the press conference and they have some audio clips from that. Very Pixar and Ant-Man/Wasp based. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1454 goes over seven reasons why Solo needs a sequel. Like always, a nice short format Star Wars podcast that gets you a quick dose of Star Wars that’s high quality and worth a listen. I’m always amazed that Allen is able to come up with a new topic of discussion for every day of the year and make each and every one a good one.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1461 goes over Star Wars and scarcity, a very relevant topic given concerns over Solo and its box office results.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1462 goes over the Star Wars special editions and the decision to alter the existing movies.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1463 delves into the social and political connections in Star Wars.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1464 celebrates the show’s 4th anniversary.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1465 goes over the kids book Are You Scared, Darth Vader?

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1466 goes over Solo’s 7th weekend box office results.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 58 features Dennis and Jay as they talk about Thrawn: Alliances news and the variant covers, Star Wars standalone movie rumors, George Lucas and the Whills, auction for Return of the Jedi DL-44, TIE fighter grills, pool floaties, swim wear, shoes, Q’ira jewelry, Star Wars aprons and other Star Wars items. Then they get into Star Wars: The Clone Wars as they talk about the “Padawan Lost and Found” arc.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars: Episode 126 they talk movies, The Meg, serious vs tongue and cheek, the Billy Dee rumor and the circumstances bringing him in, Anakin and Vader, favorite Star Wars weapons, news, RPG’s, video games and more.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Editing: Great
Host: Rob, and Brad
Rating: Good

Tatooine Sons: Episode 32 “mom” joins them as they talk about Snoopy and her Peanuts fandom, they also go over feedback, news, the Star Wars Fan Awards, and they ponder whether the Rebellion will be reborn on Yavin IV in Episode IX. They talk about the Kerri Russell rumor, and they talk Star Wars comics touching on The Last Jedi #4, and Star Wars #50. They touch on Star Wars Resistance, Battlefront II, and they discuss Ahmed Best, Jar Jar and fandom.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: David, Nate, and Samuel
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Mad Max Celebrates JediShua’s Birthday with Fantha they talk about the 4th of July, fireworks, jokes, the Logan’s Run remake, Star Trek rumors, Star Wars Resistance, cereal, Saturday Morning Cartoons that were out when JediShua was born, and they bring on guest Adam O’Brien (The Fantha From Down Under podcast) to talk Mad Max and other retro post apocalyptic movies.

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

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 333 features Dave, Mikey, Dr. Earl and Mac from The Sandcrawler podcast as they talk Canada, play a Canadian movie game for Rotten Tomato scores, then go over their top five Canadian movies. Fun episode. Mac is a fun guy and is a great guest. Adds a lot of color to the episode. Definitely worth a listen for movie fans.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Great
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 334 features Dave, Mikey and guest Jennifer Kaufman as they talk about Disney, sports, and sport movies like Creed, I, Tonya, Talladega Nights, Dodgeball and others.

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

The Fantha From Down Under: Episode 4 Adam talks with guest Adam Harris about Solo, then with guest Vanessa Marshall about playing D&D, her ADR work, Solo and more, and he caps it off with guest Jeremy Beckett.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Adam O’Brien
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 55 features guest Jake Stevens (Toy Run) as they talk collecting, pairing down their collections, kids, Star Wars Celebration, and Shadows of the Empire. They talk about the event, the story, the characters, the toys, the soundtrack, and the Topps cards. Great episode, though there are some audio issues as Jake’s audio breaks up every now and then.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Editing: Great
Hosts: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Great

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode CII they talk about lots of stuff in this episode. From Star Wars: The Clone Wars (characters, Plo Koon, Yoda, The Lost Missions), to Attack of the Clones, Yoda’s lightsaber fight, choreography of Star Wars fights, the prequels, the sequels, and being able to like and dislike Star Wars movies. Good episode with lots of variety.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Great (small echo issue cropped up around 54 minute mark)
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Ash
Rating: Good

Toy Run: Episode 114 was recorded live from the Washington State Toy and Geek Fest and features guests Jordan Hembrough (Toy Hunter) and Tiya Sircar (Sabine). First they talk with Jordan about Toys R Us going out of business, and then they talk with Tiya about her action figures and Toys R Us. They talk about pop up stores, brick and mortar outlets and online retailers, and Jordan talks about Toy Hunter, Star Wars Celebration, and prototypes. Good episode with some interesting conversations with the guests, but not the best audio quality since it’s a live panel show. Not too bad though.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Criz, and Jake
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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