Podcasts in Review

July 19, 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.

Blast Points: Episode 131 covers Episode IX news and rumors, Mark Hamill’s beard, Kylo’s beard rumor, and then they get to their main discussion which focuses on the relationship and connections between Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. They talk about their friendship, their collaborations, how they met, how George screen the first Star Wars film for Spielberg, their connections to Kathleen Kennedy, Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams, various crossovers and run-ins between their projects, Spielberg’s involvement in Revenge of the Sith and the sequel era. Cool discussion.

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

Bright Tree Radio: Episode 33 they go over the standalone movie rumors, then they discuss the seven deadly sins and see who in Star Wars falls into each one. Kind of an interesting discussion as I’ve never heard anyone do this before. They go through each of the seven sins, and see which characters are guilty of them. From bounty hunters and greed, to Krennic and envy. Good stuff. They wrap up with a mini segment on which Star Wars film they would get rid of.

Podcast Network: Bright Tree Radio
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Sophie, and Phil
Rating: Great

Bright Tree Radio: Episode 34 they talk about what they’ve been up to, then get into crazy Episode IX theories. From The Last Jedi being a dream, to broom boy and Rey hooking up, they get into some wild ones. Snoke Force projections, Phasma surviving, good guy Hux, Chiss alliances, and triple agent Kylo all get brought up. They wrap up with a mini segment on how to make a character hotter. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Bright Tree Radio
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Sophie, and Phil
Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 131 the audio is definitely an issue in this one, so you may or may not want to endure through the audio issues. The biggest problem is the audio for their guest, Jim Hill, who talks about Disney and Galaxy’s Edge provided lots of great info, but his audio breaks up a lot. It gets really bad, clears up a bit, then gets bad again. It’s pretty rough. Afterwards Tom steps in to cover the news going over SDCC exclusives, and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars panel. There’s some TCW discussion, they talk about The Last Jedi being on Netflix now, and cover an excerpt for Thrawn: Alliances and the alternate cover.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Poor
Editing: Okay
Host: Dan
Rating: Might want to skip this one

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 132 features guests Tom Gross and Jay Krebs as they talk about Q’ira. From her survival instincts and what we saw of her in Most Wanted, to her motivations. They break for news as they talk Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge, Star Wars Fan Awards, and DK Books. Then they go back to Q’ira as they look at her intentions, and the sadness of her character.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Dan
Rating: Good

Comic Book Noob: Ghost goes over the origin of the character, the gender swap for Ant-Man and the Wasp, his powers, and his backstory.

Podcast Network: Assembly of Geeks
Runtime: 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Regina, and Matt
Rating: Great

Comic Book Noob: Doctor Nemesis goes over the character’s comic origins, his powers and abilities, his re-appearance, personality, and their reading recommendations. Nice episode on a little known Marvel character. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Assembly of Geeks
Runtime: 29 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Regina, and Matt
Rating: Great

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 67 covers the news and they review Poe Dameron #28. Great review as always.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Matt, and Jeff
Rating: Great

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 68 kicks off with news stuff, then they review Lando – Double or Nothing #2, and Doctor Aphra #21. Both very positive reviews.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Matt, and Jeff
Rating: Great

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 69 covers the news, then they review The Last Jedi #4 comic adaptation. Very positive review. They also review Star Wars #50, and then they talk with guest Josh Gilliland of the Legal Geeks podcast who talks about the planned SDCC panel which will put Poe Dameron on trial for his actions in The Last Jedi. They also talk about droid rights, and putting Darth Vader and Kylo Ren on trial. Fun conversation.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Matt, and Jeff
Rating: Great

Databank Brawl: Episode 111 pits Thamm, the little bitty casino alien, against a First Order Executioner Trooper. All in all, an okay episode.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Ken, and Joseph
Rating: Okay

DorkLair: Episode 47 covers toy news, Transformers, and they review the S.H. Figuarts Mimban Stormtrooper. Great review of the figure.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Bill, and Larry
Rating: Good

DorkLair: Episode 45 they talk about display cases, news, SDCC exclusives, and they review the S.H. Figuarts red battle droid with C-3PO head.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Bill, and Larry
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 186 includes a new segment, “This One’s For You”, which in focuses on a Star Wars character and some fun trivia about them. I liked it and hopefully they do some more. Then they talk comics as Garrick goes over his top five Star Wars comic moments from recent releases, they go off on a Muppets tangent, then they talk about the Star Wars prequels fans which leads to a lengthy but good discussion on what they liked, what they didn’t like, and what could have been better as they go movie-by-movie. Great episode except Corey does eat some food on mic for a bit.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Steve, Garrick, and Mike
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 187 kicks off with baby metal, and features special guest Josh. They cover an article on why Solo flopped, share their thoughts on boycotts, and Rian Johnson. They talk Episode IX casting, Black Series rumors for Wave 19, drop in toy sales, Forces of Destiny merch, SDCC exclusives, Mythos Boba Fett, Funko Pop, and Solo Blu-ray release date. Mike is a little drunk in this one which adds something extra and special to this episode.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Steve, Garrick, and Mike
Rating: Fun

ForceCenter: Episode 124 discusses whether the Skywalker line will end, whether someone could become a Skywalker (like adopt the name), and whether they could return to the Skywalkers 100’s of years down the line. Plus they go over listener questions. Good episode.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Ken, Joseph, and Jennifer
Rating: Good

Full of Sith: Episode CCLXXV covers The Last Jedi now that it’s on Netflix, how it holds up, other thoughts and opinions, and they touch on the whole toxic fandom thing going on. However, they do keep it positive and fun throughout.

Podcast Network: N/A, 
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Mike, Holly, and Bryan
Rating: Good

Full of Sith: Episode CCLXXVI focuses on Leonard Maltin, the interviews he did with George Lucas on the old Star Wars VHS tapes, and they highlight some audio from those interviews. Afterwards Bryan interviews Leonard Maltin and asks him about those interviews, then Bryan and Holly talk about some other stuff. I remember those old VHS interviews so this one was a neat episode. Not only is it nostalgic, but the interview with Maltin reveals some info on the interviews I never knew about.

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

Full of Sith: Episode CCLXXVII begins with a little discussion of The Phantom of the Opera and some Star Wars connections, then they talk about Rebels, not Star Wars Rebels, but the members of the Rebellion. They talk about their favorite Rebel characters and various Rebel moments. Plus there’s listener emails. Nice observation about the parallel between Scarif and the Endor shield mission. Great discussion of the Rebellion and some of its key figures.

Podcast Network: N/A, 
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Mike, Holly, and Bryan
Rating: Great

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 56 is a bit different than normal as they start out talking music, and not Star Wars music. In fact it takes a while before the conversation turns to Star Wars as they talk about various bands and online music critics. Then they switch gears to movies as they talk about James Cameron, franchise magic, Disney being more concerned with critically acclaimed Star Wars films rather than commercially acclaimed, filling the time gaps in Star Wars, Filoni and plans for Star Wars Rebels characters, TV shows, the Mad Men craze, super hero movies, DC’s dark serious focus, Marvel vs Star Wars, and other stuff. So it starts off with no Star Wars discussion, then transitions to an alternating smorgasbord of Star Wars and non-Star Wars topics. Fun discussions throughout, whether it’s Star Wars or not.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Riley, Jake, and Isaac
Rating: Great

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 58 is their commentary for The Phantom Menace. While it’s not all praise, it’s a very positive and fun commentary for the film. Definitely not prequel bashing. Good one for TPM fans.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Riley, Jake, Isaac, and Jazmine
Rating: Great

Happy Beeps: Episode 10 talks about how fans can maintain their joy of Star Wars, delves into fan reactions of movies, fan entitlement, expectations, the pleasure of Star Wars, and ways to obtain Star Wars happiness.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Jennifer
Rating: Good

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 73 is part three of their Last Shot book discussion, this time features guests Sophie and Phil from Bright Tree Radio. They talk about the good and the bad of the book, and their favorite characters.

Podcast Network: Hyperspace PodBlast
Runtime: 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Bryan, and Shelby
Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 34 they talk about the Lando rumor, George Lucas’ comments to James Cameron, Rey and Kylo and how there can only be one, and then get into Father’s day theme discussions on the Star Wars characters, delving into daddy issues, how Han’s relationship with his father in Solo was based on Bruce Springsteen, and the unexplored value of that relationship.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 35 they talk about the Kerri Russell casting rumor, figure out Ahsoka’s age, discuss the Thrawn: Alliances SDCC cover, the Saturn Awards, and then they go into Kylo Ren redemption again. Some familiar topics as they’ve touched on this one before, but interesting point about how Leia should have been the one to redeem Kylo which they probably can’t do now.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Good

Magic on a Dollar: Episode 34 goes over the latest Disney news, pets being banned from hotels, Toy Story Land, Pixar Pier, the Fox Disney deal, and some this day in history stuff. Then Dave goes over the pros and cons of going to the Disney World for the 4th of July with lots of helpful tips and things to keep in mind.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Dave
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1468 has updates on Star Wars Celebration 2019, from ticket and hotel availability, to Reed Pops comments on new technologies to handle lines.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1469 tackles the question of why Chewbacca trusted Han in the mud pit on Mimban.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1470 goes over Chewbacca’s best 10 seconds ever which happened to be in Solo.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1471 goes over the northern Ireland rumor for future filming location, and the credibility of the rumors.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1472 goes over confirmation that Edrio Two Tubes is the one in Solo according to Jon Kasdan and how he was supposed to have a speaking part, and whether there might be any other connections to Rogue One.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1473 goes over the Star Wars presence at SDCC 2018.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1474 goes over what we know so far about the Galaxy’s Edge location Batuu.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1475 goes over the biology of the Force, George Lucas’ ideas for the sequel trilogy, his comments on the symbiotic relationship of the Force and the microbiotic world of the Whills, and Qui Gon’s quote from The Phantom Menace on the midichlorians. Plus the correlation with the microbiome of human beings’ intestines. Great stuff.

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

Talk Star Wars: Episode 127 they talk about Ahmed Best and Jar Jar Binks, the Kerri Russell casting rumor and who she might play, they tackle some what if’s, talk about other directors who could do Star Wars, and they talk some Star Wars Resistance.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Editing: Excellent
Host: Rob, and Brad
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Atari’s Missile Command can’t keep Spacehunter out of the Forbidden Zone includes jokes, cereal discussion, The Herculoids, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, and Atari’s Missile Command.

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

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 335 features guest Joe Crowe as they talk Dragon Con, play a movie game, then go over their favorite heist movies.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Great
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Geek Supreme: The Wheel of Geekdom goes over their movie score predictions, they talk subscription services and shows, Star Trek rumors, Overwatch, Indiana Jones and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Assembly of Geeks
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Darth Taxus, Scott, Jeff and Regina
Rating: Fun

The Geek Supreme: Ants in the Podcast they talk cartoon theme songs, Ant-Man and the Wasp, ant trivia, Steve Ditko’s passing, Geoffrey the Giraffe, Ahmed Best’s comments and Star Wars fandom. Fun episode.

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

Wookiee Radio: Episode 73 goes over recent current topics like the Kerri Russell Episode IX casting rumors, other casting rumors, Star Wars Resistance news, Boba Fett rumors, Star Wars Battlefront II news and fixes, life size BB-8, and all of the planned Star Wars panels and content at San Diego Comic Con.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Ken, Derrick, and Mike
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 74 they talk about the Billy Dee news/rumor, the Star Wars Fan Awards, SDCC Star Wars panels, Star Wars Battlefront II news, book news, comic news, award news, and they go over an article on most memorable moments in the Star Wars Marvel comics.

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

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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