Podcasts in Review

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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Blast Points Podcast Episode 140
  2. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 224
  3. Talking Bay 94 Episode 18
  4. The Soundtrack Show Universal Monster Music
  5. Fangirls Going Rogue Episode 61

Honorable Mentions

  • Full of Sith Episode CCLXXXIII includes an interview with Sam Witwer talking about his voice work for Solo.
  • Kanata’s Castle Episode 40 features author Michael Kogge as they go over The Last Jedi.

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 140 kicks off with Episode IX news and rumors, the Solo home release, and then they talk about the Dark Empire comic series. They talk about the story, the history of the project, the art and quality of the story, and their observations and story connections. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Great

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 78 they review Doctor Aphra Annual #2 and Star Wars #53. Great comics discussion.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Matt, and Jeff
Rating: Great

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 79 they talk a little Solo, comic rankings, and comic news. Then they talk with listener Ben about Doctor Aphra Annual #2. Afterwards they review The Last Jedi #6, and Darth Vader #21.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Matt, and Jeff
Rating: Great

DorkLair: Episode 56 they talk toy news and toy sales, toy rumors, pre-orders, and they review the S.H. Figurarts Clone Captain. Great review and toy discussion.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Bill, and Chris
Rating: Good

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 61 they talk a little Star Trek, what they’ve been up to, then they go over Episode IX casting news. They talk about Kathleen Kennedy getting an award, the popular film category, John Williams doing music for Galaxy’s Edge, The Clone Wars coming back, and they talk Star Wars Resistance. They go over other news, and they wrap up sharing their thoughts on the Force. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Tricia, Teresa, and Sarah
Rating: Fun

Fly Casual: Episode 195 they give a shout out to the Business Wars podcast, and talk about some random non-Star Wars stuff which leads to a lengthy intro before they finally get to the Star Wars discussion. They go over the Episode IX casting news, go off on a Cosby tangent, talk about the Solo home release and bonus features, they touch on the Solo novelization, Hayden Christensen, the Disney streaming service, Kathleen Kennedy getting an honorary Oscar and speculate if she’s stepping down, and they go over toy news. Plus lots of other tangents and goofing around.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Corey, Steve, Garrick, and Mike
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 196 starts off with poop and children book titles, then they transition to Vader and how he poops. Not exactly classy, but they did make me laugh. They have a new Starlog segment as they talk about George Lucas’ comments on their being nine movies, and fan’s thoughts on Luke’s heritage. They go over Star Wars comic highlights, they go off on a Fugitive and Harrison Ford movies tangent. Then they dive into the statistics of the article on Star Wars, tweets and fan behavior as they look at the numbers and how the study was done.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Corey, Steve, Garrick, and Mike
Rating: Good

Full of Sith: Episode CCLXXXIII feature Bryan and Mike as they talk about Solo. They talk about Han, Jon Kasdan’s notes, deleted scenes, and other thoughts. Then Bryan has a phone interview with Sam Witwer as they talk about doing the voice of Maul in Solo. Okay audio quality on the phone interview, but interesting discussion. The interview is about 12 minutes long and kicks in at the 42 minute mark.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay to Excellent
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Bryan
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 66 is a general discussion episode. They talk about various things, the Rebel Rising book, The Courtship of Princess Leia, negativity in Star Wars, The Last Jedi, Luke and other stuff. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Riley, Jake, Jazmine, and Zeke
Rating: Fun

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 81 they talk about the Lost Stars manga. They go over the story, the art, and the appeal of manga.

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

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 40 they talk with author Michael Kogge about The Last Jedi junior novelization. He talks about writing Kylo Ren and his take on the character, adding extra scenes, and his take on Luke. They talk about the Everything You Need to Know books, and they talk compare the characters of Rey, Luke, and Leia. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Good

Making Tracks: Episode 10 Mark talks with Bill Kimberlin about his work on the Star Wars films, Mark and Dave talk about the Solo home release, and they have part two of their vintage interview with Dennis Muren. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Mark, and Dave
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 224 they go over moments in history, their trip to Disneyland and the latest Halloween attractions and rides, and then they talk with guest James Floyd. James talks about his recent trip over to Ireland to visit some of the filming locations for The Last Jedi. Neat conversation for anyone interesting in visiting the filming spots. Then they talk with James about his article for The Clone Wars for Star Wars Insider. They also talk about the Hoth shooting location, and they wrap up with listener feedback.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Great

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 63.1 is a That’s So Wizard special as they go over the latest Star Wars products that are out there from Padme’s wedding dress, sports stuff and some fun discussion of cornhole.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dennis, Taxus, and Jay
Rating: Fun

Talk Star Wars: Episode 136 Carlos joins Rob as they go over a ‘what if’ Luke idea for an Obi-Wan movie, they talk about Maul and his lower half, and they go over their Star Wars movie rankings. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Rob, and Carlos
Rating: Fun

Talking Bay 94: Episode 18 features an interview with Harrison Ellenshaw who talks about his work as a matte artist for Disney, working on The Man Who Fell to Earth, working on Star Wars, and the process of matte painting. He talk about his work on The Empire Strikes Back, working with Ralph McQuarrie, his work for Black Hole, Tron, Captain Eo and other projects.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Great

TechnoRetro Dads: Captain Power, Pirates, and Plenty of Feedback Shaz talks about the new Battlestar Galactic podcast he’s doing, they tell some pirate jokes, then talk about Henry Cavill no longer playing Superman. They go over other news like Paul McCartney’s new album, cereal, and they go over the TV show Captain Power. Fun episode as always.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: JediShua, and Shazbazzar
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 344 Dave, Mikey and Dr. Earl talk about the movies and documentaries they’ve seen recently. From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Peter Rabbit, Searching, Peppermint, Mile 22, Crazy Rich Asians, Operation Finale and more. Plus their top ten films of the year so far.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 345 Dave, Mikey and Dr. Earl go over birthday movies, then discuss their latest picks for their “Islands in the Streaming” series. They go over different genres and share their picks from various streaming services. Good one to check out to find some movies or documentaries to watch.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Resistance Broadcast: Star Wars Sequel Trilogy Character Development Beyond Rey and Kylo Ren they go over the news and rumors, then talk about sequel characters. They talk about Poe and Finn and their character journeys. Plus they go over listener feedback. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, 
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: John, and James
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 60 they talk a little book collecting, they talk about the Solo home release and watching it again at home. They reminisce about Force Friday, go over listener feedback, they talk about he Dryden Vos figure, Star Wars Pop holiday figures, the Leia and Han Hoth set exclusive, their latest acquisitions, and they have a few fun tangents with A Nightmare Before Christmas and Batman.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Fun

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode CXII they talk about the canon and legends history of the Empire, then they talk about the character of Rae Sloan. They talk about her start in A New Dawn, Chuck Wendig taking over the character, the aspects of the character and her story, if she should come back and how, plus the usual tangents.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ben, and Ash
Rating: Good

The Soundtrack Show: Universal Monster Music Dave goes over the history of Universal Studios, and their early horror movies. He goes over Dracula, the use of Swan Lake, Frankenstein, The Mummy, how the amount of music slowly increased, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein and the significant use of music, The Wolfman, The Creature From the Black Lagoon and the heavy use of music there. Great episode.

Podcast Network: HowStuffWorks
Runtime: 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

Toy Run: Episode 125 they talk about the Han and Leia exclusive Hoth set, toy runs, the Yardbirds antique mall, Rose City Comic Con, news, Solo toys, toy stats, exclusives, and Solo figure wants.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Criz, and Jake
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 83 they talk about the Celebration hosts for the upcoming event in Chicago, Jedi: Fallen Order video game, Star Wars pinball game, article on favorite Star Wars video games and moments, Solo deleted scenes, Star Wars Resistance, The Last Jedi and more.

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

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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