Podcasts in Review

November 15, 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, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. ForceCenter Episode 142
  2. Jedi Journals November 2018
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 148
  4. Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels Episode 67
  5. The Geek Supreme I Want My Disney Plus TV

Honorable Mentions

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 148 goes over news, the Cassian Andor series, then they go into the sounds of The Empire Strikes Back. They go over some of the history, then get into the sounds as they play each and talk about the origin of the sounds. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 183 they go over listener feedback which lead to some varied discussion such as podcast names, video games and burgers. Then they do need’em got’em as they go over some 3-3/4″ Hasbro Star Wars figures. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Children of the Force: Episode 115 goes over news, Boba Fett movie being dead, college advice, listener feedback, Liam and Anna play a song, and more listener questions. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Fun

Fly Casual: Episode 204 is Mikeless as they chat a bit then get to the “Rest of the Saga” segment. Then they get into comic highlights, and discuss their favorite Star Wars games.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, and Steve
Rating: Good

ForceCenter: Episode 142 they touch on Stan Lee’s passing, they talk about what they’ve been up to, they talk a little Star Wars Resistance as they go over “Signal From Sector Six”, then they head into news. They talk about ILM TV division, Ron Howard on Star Wars, Adam Driver’s recent comments, Disney+ and the Cassian Andor series. They dig into the Cassian Andor series for their main discussion covering who they think should be the show runner, what the show could do, who could be in it, and who else should get a streaming show. Plus some listener questions. Great episode.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Ken, Jennifer, and Joseph
Rating: Great

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 74 has a special guest…a beeping smoke detector. Despite the occasional beeps, they go over the Thrawn trilogy as they share their thoughts on reading it for the first time or revisiting it. They go over the story and the characters. More criticism than praise, so your mileage may vary depending on how much you love this trilogy. Beep count is around 17.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Jake, Jazmine, and Riley
Rating: Good

Jedi Journals: November 2018 they go over recent acquisitions, New York Comic Con news, comics, Chuck Wendig getting fired, then Jay talks with Dennis about Darth Vader “The Burning Seas” arc. Great comic discussion as always. Afterwards, Jay and Chris talk comic news, book news, they touch on Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy, then they discuss Thrawn: Alliances. They wrap up with a bit more book news. Great episode.

Podcast Network: TheForce.net
Runtime: 2 hours
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jay, and Chris
Rating: Great

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 44 they touch on the book Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy, Star Wars fan awards, and other news. Then they discuss the character of Phasma.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 229 they celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday. They talk with guest Dave Skale as they go over favorite Mickey Mouse moments, earliest memories, history of the character, origin, copy rights, movies, television, specials and other appearances. If you’re a Mickey Mouse fan, you’ll want to check this one out.

Podcast Network: Skywalking Through Neverland
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1588 goes over the Episode IX course correction comment and J.J. Abram’s deal.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1590 goes over Bob Iger’s reveal of the Cassian Andor series.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1592 goes over Star Wars Resistance “Signal From Sector Six.” Nice, quick, fun discussion of the episode.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1593 goes over Stan Lee given his recent passing and touches on his legacy.

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

Star Wars Report: Episode 356 Mark and Bruce talk about the Cassian Andor TV series that was announced, Disney+, and the ILM TV division news. Then they get into the Star Wars sequel movies, Leia, the broken kyber crystal, and other stuff. Good episode.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Bruce, and Mark
Rating: Good

Star Wars Resistance Flyby: “The Children From Tehar” they go over their initial thoughts of the episode, listener feedback, and they take a closer look at the animation. Then they go over their highlights, trivia, the music, easter eggs, and lingering questions. Good discussion of the episode.

Podcast Network: Skywalking Through Neverland
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 66.2 features special guest Kendall Schroeder as they discuss Star Wars Resistance “The Children From Tehar.” They breakdown the episode, point out the good and the bad, and afterwards, Kendall talks a bit about his own Star Wars fandom. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dennis
Rating: Fun

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 67 they go over news, then dig into a retrospective on the new Star Wars films as they touch on what it was like for the build up to each, and then finally seeing them. They tie it all in to the December releases and not getting anything for this December. Fun discussion. Plus there’s a funny Palpatine hospital visit bit.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, Jay, and Taxus
Rating: Fun

Talk Star Wars: Episode 143 goes over listener emails, they touch on Star Wars Resistance “The Children From Tehar,” the Unknown Regions, young Rey now being in The Walking Dead, Plagueis, Sidious, Anakin and Rey, the new Star Wars movies, the Cassian Andor series, and “please don’t” with Star Wars.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 2 hours 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Excellent
Host: Rob, and Brad
Rating: Good

Tarkin’s Top Shelf: Episode 52 they speak with Amy Ratcliffe about her new book Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy. She talks about the project, the characters included in the book, Kathleen Kennedy doing the foreward, and more.

Podcast Network: MakingStarWars.net
Runtime: 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Mark 
Rating: Good

The Bad Motivators: Episode 90 the hosts go over their recent acquisitions, toy finds, recent trip to the Kennedy Space Center, the Tabasco sauce factory, then they touch on Star Wars Resistance “The Children From Tehar,” LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars, they talk about the light side, the dark side and whether there is a middle, plus other dark side stuff, and they go over listener feedback. This was my first time tuning into this podcast. Overall, good host chemistry, and excellent audio quality. A little long, and there is some adult language and references, so listener discretion is advised, but enjoyable podcast.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dallas, Eric, and Luke 
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 353 they go over the movies and documentaries they’ve seen recently including films like Little Foot, Hotel Artemis, Venom, The Apostle, 211, Quick and the Dead, Bad Times at the El Royale, Game NightHalloween, The Monster Squad, You Were Never Really Here, Overlord, Chappaquiddick, Bohemian Rhapsody, and First Man.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dave, and Mikey
Rating: Good

The Fantha From Down Under: Episode 16 Adam is joined by Mark Hurliman as they talk about Mandalorians and The Mandalorian. They also talk Star Wars books, Star Wars films, the EU, binge watching vs periodic releases, and more.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Adam O’Brien
Rating: Good

The Geek Supreme: I Want My Disney Plus TV they talk about Blizzcon, do some mad libs, they go over Disney+ and their new Marvel shows, the Cassian Andor series, and they play a pitch and moan game. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jeff, Regina, Scott, and Taxus
Rating: Fun

The Soundtrack Show: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: the Music Part III goes over Voldemort’s music, Diagon Alley music, the concert suite, in world music, bassoon music, Fluffy’s music, and other music and themes, plus listener questions. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: HowStuffWorks
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

TechnoRetro Dads: Bilbo Baggins, Dragon’s Lair, and Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings they talk about what’s going on, Thanksgiving trip jokes, feedback, then they go over Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings, The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, and the video game Dragon’s Lair. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 77 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: JediShua, and Shazbazzar
Rating: Fun

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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