Podcasts in Review

November 22, 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 143
  2. Talking Bay 94 Episode 25
  3. Brews and Blasters Episode 184
  4. Geeky Bubble Episode 114
  5. The Soundtrack Show Rocky: the Music

Honorable Mentions

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Brews and Blasters: Episode 184 they talk about Stan Lee, The Mandalorian casting news, Carl Weathers rumor, the Cassian Andor series, Crystal Lime makes a cameo, then they talk about Rhode Island Comic Con and who they met there. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Children of the Force: Episode 117 they talk about the Han and Chewie choose your own adventure book, they go over the news, the casting for The Mandalorian, Disney’s new lightsaber patent, Shadow of Vader comic being cancelled, Second City and various Star Wars authors heading to Star Wars Celebration, and they talk about Force sensitive Chiss and Sio Bibble. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

ForceCenter: Episode 143 they go over what they’ve been up to, they touch on the latest episode of Star Wars Resistance, some news, Galaxy’s Edge, casting news for The Mandalorian, and then they discuss what they’re thankful for in Star Wars which leads to some fun topics. Plus listener questions.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Ken, Jennifer, and Joseph
Rating: Great

Geeky Bubble: Episode 114 kicks off first with their favorite movies, then they discuss Star Wars Resistance “Signal From Sector Six.” Nice breakdown of the episode, great discussion. Plus they go over some listener questions. FYI – this podcast used to be called Rebels Chat. Still same great hosts and discussion.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Johnamarie, and Maria
Rating: Great

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 75 is part one of their commentary for Revenge of the Sith. Fun episode.

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

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 230 celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars Holiday Special. They have a new life day song, a clip of Bea Arthur talking about the special, and then they talk with guests SKot Kirkwood and Tom Spina about the Holiday Special. Plus there’s some trivia. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Skywalking Through Neverland
Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Fun

Star Scavengers: Episode 32 they talk LEGO and LEGO sets, Star Wars Resistance, Pedro Pascal news, Cassian Andor series news, and then they go over the first eight shorts for LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Johnamarie, and Aaron
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1595 provides an update on Episode IX and how tight details are.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1596 speculates on who will or won’t be in the Cassian Andor series.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1598 features a clip from Twelve Parsecs Podcast as Ryan interviews Allen. You can catch the full interview here.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1599 goes over Star Wars Resistance “Synara’s Score.”

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1600 is part one of Allen’s coverage of the Star Wars Holiday Special as it turns 40. This episode covers the first 30 minutes of the special.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1601 is part two of Allen’s coverage of the Star Wars Holiday Special.

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

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 67.1 Dennis and Taxus go over Star Wars Resistance “Signal From Sector Six.” Nice breakdown and discussion of the episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Taxus
Rating: Good

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 67.2 Dennis and Taxus go over their experience with the Secrets of the Empire VR thing. They talk about what it was like, and later on delve into the more spoilery aspects of the VR experience, and they get into the Vader’s Castle arc of the Darth Vader comics. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Taxus
Rating: Fun

Talk Star Wars: Episode 144 they go over Cassian Andor series feedback, Star Wars and time travel, other listener questions, Reylo romance, and The Mandalorian casting news.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Rob, and Brad
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 25 features an interview with Kevin Rubio as he talks about film school, how he became an animator, how Troops came about, the making of it, writing the Tag & Bink comics, and working on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Great interviews. Definitely worth checking out. Their is some adult language.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Great

Talking To Myself: Episode 4 has a somber start as James talks about the Woolsey fire and a local shooting. That takes up the first 48 minutes of the episode, then James goes over some listener emails, and wraps up with an interview between Obi-Wan and Tidus from Final Fantasy, ending things on a lighter note as James does some voices. Good episode with top notch sound quality and production quality.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: James Arnold Taylor
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: TechnoRetro Dads’ Thanksgiving: Turkey, Trains, and Television they talk about cranberries, jokes, the Missing Link movie, John Williams re-arrangement, other stuff, Dungeons & Dragons cartoon figures, Jim Henson holiday special, cereal, the Duck Hunt video game, Thanksgiving, football, Bugs Bunny’s Thanksgiving Diet, Happy Days, and the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Fun episode.

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

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 354 they play the Ryan Phillippe game, then celebrate DeuceGiving 2018 by talking about what they’re most thankful for in movies this year. Fun episode (and thanks for the shoutout).

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Director’s Cut: Episode 175 Jeremy Saulnier interviews director David Mackenzie on his new movie Outlaw King. He talks about the historical accuracy of the movie, and touches on why they strayed away in parts, as well as how they did the battles, and the improvisation. Okay episode. I liked the movie and was interested in hearing more about it, but Mackenzie isn’t the most engaging of speakers and verbal storytellers.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Jeremy Saulnier
Rating: Okay

The Geek Supreme: Thankful For Stan Lee they touch on the new Fantastic Beasts movie, new Fallout game, then make some rating predictions for Aquaman, Marry Poppins, Into the Spiderverse, Bumblebee and other upcoming films. They talk about Stan Lee, and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jeff, Regina, Scott, and Taxus
Rating: Fun

The Nerd Room: Episode 144 they talk about Stan Lee and his legacy, the characters he created, and their moments and memories of him. Then they go over news, Venom‘s success, listener questions, Aquaman comics, the Hulk in films, Fantastic Four, Disney+, the Cassian Andor and Loki series, and they discuss the advantages of series vs films.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Tim, Troy, and Sunjay
Rating: Good

The Nerfherder Council: Cassian Andor returns on Disney+ streaming service! they talk about the Cassian Andor series which is kind of interesting in that one of them did not like Cassian in Rogue One. They share their thoughts on if the show will be good, what it will be like, and concerns. Then they talk about the casting rumors for The Mandalorian. This was my first time checking this podcast out. It has a very morning radio show feel. Excellent sound quality.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 33 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: J.T., A.J., and Steve
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 64 no Dan in this episode, but Mac is joined by Aaron Harris and Dan Zehr from Coffee With Kenobi. They talk about action figures, the films, collecting stories, curating their collections, Disney and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Mac
Rating: Good

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode CXXI features special guest Kate as they talk about the casting news for The Mandalorian, then dive into the Cassian Andor series, who they think might show up in the show, and who they would want to show up. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Ash
Rating: Fun

The Soundtrack Show: Rocky: the Music goes over the intro, the theme, how the montage music came together, how there’s not a lot of music but how it kicks in at key moments, and Dave talks about the composer. Great episode.

Podcast Network: HowStuffWorks
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

Toy Run: Episode 133 they talk about the Cassian Andor series, the current toy and product situation, The Mandalorian casting news, toy news, other news, recent acquisitions, listener emails, and then they go over some ForceLink figures. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Criz, and Jake
Rating: Good

TSW Spotlight: With Tim From The Nerd Room Tim talks about The Nerd Room, the allure of Star Wars, collecting, and what he would ask George Lucas.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Rob
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 90 features Mike, Derrick and special guest Jim as they talk about the Star Wars fan film Odyssey a Rogue One prequel series, Disney+, the Cassian Andor series, Star Wars Resistance “The Children From Tehar”, ILM TV, Rey’s broken lightsaber, toys, LEGO sets, and Ron Howard on Solo. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Derrick, Mike, and Jim
Rating: Fun

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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