Podcasts in Review

October 18, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment

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. Fly Casual: Episode 200
  2. The Soundtrack Show Ghostbusters: the Music (Part I)
  3. The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 348
  4. Beltway Banthas Episode 61
  5. Talking Bay 94 Episode 21

Honorable Mentions

  • Colonial Movers Episode 1 for anyone who is a classic Battlestar Galactic fan or who is interested in the show.
  • Full of Sith Episode CCLXXXVII features Vanessa Marshall.
  • Wookiee Radio Episode 86 I was one of the guests for this episode, so shameless plug.

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Beltway Banthas: Episode 61 they talk Star Wars Resistance, the study on bots, social media and Star Wars backlash. Stephen talks with Morten Bay about his study, then Stephen and Swara follow up. Good episode.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Stephen, and Swara
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 144 they share some more thoughts on The Mandalorian, Episode IX stuff, Snoketoberfest, and then they talk about Star Wars: The Clone Wars and what was left unfinished. Then they go into the “Bad Batch” arc. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 179 they talk Halloween stuff, they go over Gary Kurtz’s passing, they talk about the lost Empire documentary that resurfaced, upcoming Boston Comic Con, and they do need’em got’em. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Colonial Movers: Episode 1 is a doozy at 2 hours 26 minutes. Hosted by Scott Ryfun and Shazbazzar, they being a new podcast covering the classic Battlestar Galactic TV show. In this one, they cover the first three episodes that kicked off the series. The format of the show is that of a commentary, so they watch the episodes and share their thoughts and observations. They talk about Star Wars influences, real world connections, and more. If you’re a fan of the old show or if you’re interesting in experiencing it via podcast form, it’s worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Scott Ryfun, and Shazbazzar
Rating: Good

Comic Book Noob: Kingpin they talk about the character’s first appearance, character’s traits and aspects, people who have played Kingpin, the character’s back story, and recommended reads.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Matt, and Regina
Rating: Good

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 83 they talk about Chuck Wendig being fired from Marvel, then they review the Solo comic adaptation #1, IDW’s Tales From Vader’s Castle #1 and #2.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Matt, and Jeff
Rating: Good

Faking Star Wars Radio: The Mandalorian & Interview w/ Morten Bay, PhD is hosted by Storm Duper and IG-69 as they talk favorite Star Wars creatures, go over their “Duel of the Fakes” segment, and talk Russian trolls. Storm Duper talks with researcher Morten Bay about his Star Wars study. Then there’s a fake Blue Harvest interview, and later on Storm Duper talks with Darth Drivel, and there’s a Star Wars music game.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Host: Storm Duper, and IG-69
Rating: Good

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 62 Tricia talks about what she’s been up to, they talk about Kathleen Kennedy’s contract extension and hopes that she’ll do more for diversity and female representation in Star Wars behind and in front of the cameras. They talk about The Mandalorian, the issue with the Star Wars Resistance voice actor for Leia, Enfys Nest interview, Marvel Rising, Doctor Who, then they talk Star Wars Resistance which includes some audio clips from the voice actors (if you’ve heard the Full of Sith or Skywalking Through Neverland episodes, it’s the same audio). Then they talk some merch, LEGO, and upcoming books.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Teresa, Tricia, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 200 they celebrate episode 200 with shots, guests Petrie and Josh, and lots of kidding around. It’s also Mike’s bachelor party. They talk about the last issue of Poe Dameron, Star Wars Adventures, they go over a Matthew Reinhart pop up book, Episode IX rumors, they speculate on Ep. IX, do some Star Wars trivia. If you enjoy hearing people being forced to take shots when they say key words or do certain things which they routinely do or say on the show, then this one gets hilarious. Lot of fun, some F-bombs at the end.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Steve, Garrick, and Mike
Rating: Very Fun

Full of Sith: Episode CCLXXXVII features guest Vanessa Marshall as they talk with her about Star Wars Rebels, her character Hera Syndulla, her film work, Hera having a kid, the French accent, and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Bryan, Holly and Mike
Rating: Good

Geek Out Loud: Episode 241 Steve talks Transformers, Voltron, Star Wars, fandom, Captain Marvel trailer, Creed 2 trailer, Aquaman extended trailer, and the Bumblebee trailer.

Podcast Network: Geek Out Loud
Runtime: 2 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Steve Glosson
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 70 they talk about Isaac leaving the show, touch on good podcasts for Star Wars news, they talk about Chuck Wendig getting fired from Marvel, touch on their issues with Thrawn, they talk about The Manadalorian, and Star Wars Resistance. Kind of a news focused discussion episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Riley, Jake, and Jazmine
Rating: Fun

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 85 goes over Star Wars Resistance “Triple Dark.” They talk about issues with Kaz, things they like, and their thoughts on the episode.

Podcast Network: Hyperspace PodBlast
Runtime: 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bryan, and Shelby
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 227 they go over some stuff, this date in history, Jedi Training Academy going away, and then they talk with Sarah’s dad about Not So Scary Farm and what it was like. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Skywalking Through Neverland
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1559 with the Skywalker saga coming to an end, will we see a world/galaxy without Force users and is Rogue One, Solo and Star Wars Resistance prepping us for that.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1560 takes a moment to consider where the characters in Star Wars Resistance are getting their credits.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1561 discusses when will Star Wars Resistance catch up and surpass The Force Awakens.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1564 goes over Star Wars Resistance “Triple Dark.”

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1565 covers Chuck Wendig being fired from Marvel, and representing brands.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1566 is an update on The Mandalorian.

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

Star Wars Loose Canon: Dock Your Enthusiasm starts with a little football, then they get to Star Wars. They go over some reading recommendations, then talk some about how docking bays work. They get off on a Farmville tangent, they talk video games, then they break for an ad segment on wine. They talk doc songs, some more on docking hangers, and some Bible trivia. Good audio quality, but a lot of tangents. FYI, they do drop some F-bombs. Okay episode overall. This was my first time listening. There are three hosts but I never did catch the name of one of them since they skipped doing an introduction.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Patrick, Alex, and ?
Rating: Okay

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 65.1 is hosted by Dennis and Jay as they talk about Star Wars Resistance “The Recruit.” They go over their initial thoughts, then they go through the episode and break it down. Nice thorough discussion, then they wrap up with their overall thoughts on the show. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars: Episode 140 they talk Star Wars Resistance, they go over another Mace movie pitch, then they talk about The Mandalorian and their thoughts on Star Wars directors.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Rob, and Brad
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 21 features an interview with Simon J. Williamson. He talks about how he got into miming, theater and film. He talks about getting the role of Max Reebo as a puppeteer, info on the character, playing a gamorrean guard, and other roles and parts, as well as other film work. Quick interview, but a neat one.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Great

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 348 goes over recent movies they’ve seen including The Predator, White Boy Rick, Mandy, Ride Along 2, Night School, Hot Summer Nights, Revenge, Hold the Dark, Minding the Gap, Lean on Pete, The House with a Clock In Its Walls, and they go over every version of A Star Is Born. Fun episode. Burgess joins them on this one.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 349 features special guest Clay Shaver as they touch on Venom and Bad Times at the El Royale, play a movie game, then get into home town movies as they talk about films that take place or where shot in the places they grew up like Oregon, Alabama and Detroit. Fun episode.

 

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Director’s Cut: Episode 163 features Matt Reeves interviewing director Drew Goddard about his movie Bad Times at the El Royale. He talks about his directing and writing process, working with the actors and some of the stories on set. Interesting interview. It stays away from spoilers, so you can check it out whether you’ve seen the movie or not.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Matt Reeves
Rating: Good

The Geek Supreme: Geoffrey Sells & Star Wars Smells is hosted by Scott and Dan Zehr from Coffee with Kenobi fills in for Taxus’ absence. Regina touches on First Man, they talk about Toys R Us coming back, Iron Fist being cancelled, James Gunn writing Suicide Squad 2, Star Wars candles, Star Wars Resistance thoughts, and some Star Wars trivia. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Jeff, and Regina
Rating: Fun

The Nerd Room: Episode 139 they go over the news that James Gunn is writing Suicide Squad 2, they go over the extended trailer for Aquaman, The Mandalorian news, then they review Venom (non-spoiler then spoiler discussion). Good episode. Good discussions.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Tim, Troy, and Sunjay
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 62 includes some discussion on robots, collecting, displays, not having a Star Wars movie for this Christmas and Bob Iger’s comments on slowing down Star Wars, The Mandalorian ice cream maker, thoughts on Star Wars Resistance, New York Comic Con toy reveals, Hasbro toy stands, the Disney sandcrawler, other toys,

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Good

The Skyhoppers: Episode CXVI they talk about The Mandalorian, the picture, the directors, then Star Wars Resistance as they go through the first three episodes and their thoughts. Ash doesn’t really like anything about the show, but Jamie kind of likes it. Lot of discussion of the target audience and the quality of the show. Not an overly positive discussion of the show, and nothing spoilery as they don’t go into too much of the content of the episodes. So if you’re looking to hear a different perspective on the show, you might want to check this one out.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ben, and Ash
Rating: Good

The Soundtrack Show: Ghostbusters: the Music (Part I) focuses on the orchestral score. Dave talks about Leonard Bernstein, some of the big movies he did, the comedy renaissance of his career, the main them of Ghostbusters, and the instrumentation.

Podcast Network: HowStuffWorks
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

Toy Run: Episode 128 features audio from the Hasbro preview room as they go over the new and upcoming Star Wars figures, then the audio from the SyFy Wire live panel that covered Star Wars toys and Hasbro.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Criz, and Jake
Rating: Good

Toy Run: Episode 129 features audio from the Hasbro Star Wars panel from New York Comic Con.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Criz, and Jake
Rating: Good

Who Talks First: The State of Resistance they talk about The Mandalorian news, then they talk about Star Wars Resistance. They bring up a good point about Kaz’s dad being a senator and whether he’ll be on Hosnian Prime when it blows up. They talk about things from Bloodline, delve into some speculation, point out whether Neeku may be autistic, ship Orka and Flix, and go over the characters of the show, and the humor. Very positive discussion. Not a lot of details on the episodes, but good discussion and speculation on the show.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Solo, and CT
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 86 is another smugglers alliance episode as Mike and Derrick hosts with special guests John Tyler Christopher, Jim and me. We start off with Star Wars Resistance, going over our initial thoughts on the show, going over the cast, the animation, the story, and other observation. We cover some articles on easter eggs in the show, and go over the action figures Hasbro revealed. Then we switch gears 45 minutes in to go over The Mandalorian, and we wrap up with our final thoughts on Star Wars Resistance. Fair warning, the audio is a little rough at first but clears up after about 15 minutes. We also bring up some things I haven’t heard any other Star Wars podcast cover, so it’s worth checking out.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Derrick, and Mike
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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  1. Quick correction: The Ghostbusters score was done by Elmer Bernstein, not Leonard.


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