Podcasts in Review

December 27, 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. Marc Godsiff’s Movie Club Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice
  2. Marc Godsiff’s Movie Club The Shining
  3. Marc Godsiff’s Movie Club The Terminator and T2: Judgement Day
  4. ForceCenter Episode 146
  5. Radio Free Endor Krampus Comes to Endor

Honorable Mentions

  • Coffee With Kenobi Episode 157 features James Arnold Taylor
  • Wookiee Radio Episode 94 fun end of year show featuring the Smuggler’s Alliance (me, John Tyler Christopher and Jeremy)

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

501stCast: Episode 113 they go over what the 501st has been up to, fan film work, Dark Crystal voice casting news, new costumes, troop reports, and they talk to a member of the Midsouth Garrison about bullying. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A 
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Nicky, Jamie, Joe, and Marcus
Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 189 they talk about Palpatine, pub cheese, and anchovies. They dive into some listener email, talk Ki-Adi-Mundi, food question, some of the Star Wars fan films, and for need’em got’em, they open up an AT-ST. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 157 features guest James Arnold Taylor as they talk Star Wars toys, Star Wars: The Clone Wars returning, voicing Obi-Wan for Star Wars Battlefront II, and his new podcast Talking With Myself. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dan Z.
Rating: Good

Faking Star Wars Radio: Merry Sithmas Ya Filthy Animals kicks off with Storm Duper and Teeb playing “Duel of the Fakes”, they talk celebrity heights, AT-AT armor for horses, Mandalorian the Stylish, and the fake-o-meter. Then IG-69 and Storm Duper talk about trailers they’re looking forward to, Galactic Faking News, Star Wars merchandise and listener questions. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Storm Duper, and IG-69
Rating: Fun

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 64 Sarah and Tricia talk about Daniel Logan’s tweet and Star Wars viewing orders, The Mandalorian composer news, Marry Poppins Returns and Sarah’s thoughts on it, their favorite holiday movies and their recommendations, incorporating Star Wars into the holidays, and gifts for Star Wars characters. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Tricia, and Sarah
Rating: Fun

ForceCenter: Episode 146 they talk about what they’ve been up to, they go over the news, then they talk about Obi-Wan Kenobi, their feelings on the character, Alec Guinness vs Ewan McGreggor, James Arnold Taylor and The Clone Wars, why did Yoda send Obi-Wan after Anakin, why he didn’t finish Anakin off, and they go over listener questions. Great episode.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Ken, Jennifer, and Joseph
Rating: Great

ForceCenter: Episode 148 they talk Christmas traditions and plans, then go over listener questions as this is a listener Q&A episode.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Ken, Jennifer, and Joseph
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 207 they talk Paul Reubens, buns, news, Mandalorian cast, Star Wars Icons book, Star Wars Chronicles book, Netflix, Solo score being disqualified, Thrawn Treason, the Vader: Dark Visions comic, Force Friday, the Cantonica song, and more. If you listened to it early, the episode may have cut off, so make sure to go back and re-download it.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Fun

Happy Beeps: Episode 19 Jennifer talks ice cream and turns that into an analogy for The Mandalorian and how Pedro Pascal will be the foundation of the show. She does a nice mini bio for Pedro and goes over his film career. Great episode.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Jennifer Landa
Rating: Great

Kessel Run Weekly: Episode 111 they go over Galaxy’s Edge news, Celebration news, Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, video games, then they switch gears to discuss Star Wars Resistance “Station Theta Black.”

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Danny, and Kristen
Rating: Good

Kessel Run Weekly: “Twas the Night Before Christmas” – Holiday Special! is a very quick little episode. It’s a fun Star Wars version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Danny, and Kristen
Rating: Good

Marc Godsiff’s Movie Club: Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice they go over the audience score, the gross, first encounters with the movie, the ultimate edition, thoughts on Man of Steel, Superman, Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, the Batman, Batman villain references, the dreams, Lex Luthor’s power play with Superman, Batman killing people, realizing he can’t compete with Superman, listener email on the movie, seeing Batman’s parents die again, Wonder Woman, and whether the franchise can survive recasting. A deep, delicious discussion as they talk about the things they loved, criticisms, and explore the themes. Hosted by Marc Godsiff (the former host for Talk Star Wars), this episode features guests Matthew Salvatore and Paul Jones (also former host of Talk Star Wars). Whether you liked the movie, want to understand why anyone else liked it, or if you’re looking for a deeper dive into the film, this is a great episode to check out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Marc, Matthew, Greyson, and Paul
Rating: Excellent

Marc Godsiff’s Movie Club: The Shining Marc is joined by guests JP Sinclair, Greyson Parker Marcotte, and Paul Jones as they discuss the Kubrick version of The Shining. They go over the box office stats, Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, the differences and similarities between the book and the movie, Shelley Duvall as Wendy, the way Kubrick shot the film, room 237, the other cut of the film, and more. Audio quality on this one ranges from okay to great, but it’s a great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay to Great
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Marc, JP, and Paul
Rating: Great

Marc Godsiff’s Movie Club: The Terminator and T2: Judgement Day they go over film ratings and box office numbers for The Terminator, their relationship to the film, how it embraced both horror and sci-fi themes, the time travel paradox, the actors, and James Cameron. Then they go over T2, box office numbers, initial thoughts on the sequel, highlights and deleted scenes.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Marc, JP, and Paul
Rating: Great

Obroa-Skai Walkers: MedStar I: Battle Surgeons – Chapters 35 – End wraps up their discussion of the Star Wars Legends book as they go over the end of the first book chapter by chapter and share their overall thoughts. Does contain spoilers. Good discussion. They keep in informative and fun whether you’ve read the book or not.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Good

Pods & Ends: BlastCast – The Night Before Christmas is a short little Christmas themed episode where Bryan and Shelby read “The Night Before Christmas” complete with sound effects.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bryan, and Shelby
Rating: Good

Radio Free Endor: Krampus Comes to Endor is their Star Wars episode which kicks off with Bossk and IG-88 telling a creepy Christmas story about Krampus. Well done. Then Jamie talks with guest Mark Newbold about Star Wars, The Mandalorian news, George Lucas, living in a too PC world, they touch on Rogue One, Solo, Star Wars Battlepods, Celebration, Galaxy’s Edge, and more. Plus there are Star Wars Christmas songs sprinkled throughout. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jamie
Rating: Fun

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 233 features guest Martin Keeler as they talk about Marry Poppins Returns, share their thoughts on the film, go over their criticisms and the things they liked, they play some clips from the press conference, and they have a Star Wars Christmas song. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Skywalking Through Neverland
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1630 goes over the Poe Dameron comics and the Resistance’s recruitment drive.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1634 goes over questions from Patreon. From the number of YT-1300s produced, to the time spent during The Empire Strikes Back, some fun questions.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1635 features some Christmas greets from Allen then he signs off with “R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1636 Allen touches on ILMxLAB, Star Wars Battlefront II, and the Jedi Challenges VR game.

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

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 69.2 they go over Star Wars Resistance “Station Theta Black.” They breakdown the episode, share their thoughts, touch on the improvement of the animation, the escalation of violence and threat, and they go over the show as a whole, their thoughts so far, their favorite characters, and their favorite episodes. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Dennis, Jay, and Taxus
Rating: Good

Superhero Therapy: Episode 18 covers the psychology of DC superheroes and features guest Dr. Travis Langley as they talk about the tragic backstories of the superheroes, their vulnerabilities, and the danger of mental illness stigma. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Dr. Scarlet, and Dustin
Rating: Good

Superhero Therapy: Episode 19 covers the psychology of Halloween as they explore why people like to be scared, reasons for wearing masks, living vicariously through characters in movies, ghosts and regrets. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Dr. Scarlet, and Dustin
Rating: Good

Superhero Therapy: Episode 21 they go over the psychology of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. They touch on the use of fear and manipulation by both sides, propaganda, the Jacob/Queenie relationship, the obscurus, Nagini, Leta Lestrange, Dumbledore, and their loss and grief. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Dr. Scarlet, and Dustin
Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars: Episode 149 they talk about Peter Jackson’s WWI film, figgy pudding, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars Legends books and comics, board games, Christmas traditions, The Mandalorian composer, Episode IX title thoughts and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Rob, and Brad
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: The Best Hype is Christmas Eve they share Christmas gift jokes, talk about the full moon for Christmas, Christmas hype, games, snow levels in video games, movie ideas for Christmas, and their final toy catalog bracket showdown between bot bags, slinky and hot wheels.

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

The Soundtrack Show: 2018 Wrap-Up Show Dave talks about podcast plans, about music, listener feedback, holiday music, and Hans Zimmer.

Podcast Network: HowStuffWorks
Runtime: 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Good

We Serve Droids: We Serve Droids Saves Life Day they talk about the Star Wars Holiday Special and its ridiculousness. They play a secret Santa game, go over their drinks segment, they exchange gifts, there’s a Star Wars song, and a naughty or nice segment, making it their own holiday special as well as they break up their discussion of the special into chunks with their own segments in between. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A 
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Scott, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Wookiee Radio: Episode 93 they go over the official Mandalorian casting news, they talk about Star Wars Battlepods, Star Wars Battlefront II, Jedi Fallen Order, Thrawn Treason, other upcoming books, the Columbia Hoth coat, collectibles, award nominations and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 94 features Mike, Derrick and Ken and includes guests John Tyler Christopher, Jeremy and me as we talk about the Vader series coming to an end, Galaxy’s Edge, live action Sabine, Nick Nolte as an Ugnaught, The Mandalorian composer, the Episode IX time jump, best and worst Star Wars moments of the year, and what we would like to see next year. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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